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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:29 min | 1 year ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is for my Michael Krasny. We're talking about reopening schools for in person Learning brand. Stevens is with us who pretended to Berkeley Unified School District. Susan Solomon, also with US president of the United Educators of San Francisco, and Making bunch of gloopy, whose apparent of a couple of Oakland elementary school Children and part of the parent group Open Schools California, which advocates for advocates use me for the safe re opening of schools and Listener named Scott sends this email asking, Why is it that many states have had schools We opened for months, even during large community outbreaks like our current one in California and stayed open without experiencing outbreaks were seeing infections rise at the school among students or staff and Meghan Bunch of loopy, I imagine That's a question your group is asking. Certainly, I mean, I touched on this, but, you know, I think if you look across the country, the district's that are open and those that are not it comes down more to a political climate than it does to covet rates. You know, they're certainly districts across the country which you know currently of higher rates, You know that we do here in the Bay area, which thankfully Are decreasing by the day, which is I think good news. We should all applaud. But you know this can this can be done safely, You know? Certainly. I think Susan Solomon spoke to the need, you know, beyond vaccines for other mitigation efforts. I mean, You know, we keep hearing this if you know specifically here in Oakland, I actually check this morning. You know, our district has a dashboard, which shows where they are, in terms of all the pee pee and other requirements. With over half of things are 100%. There are at least eight more They're above 90. I mean, most of the most of the needs regarding safety are completed on Do you know it just it feels to us like the goalpost keep shifting, And I think that's why it's been so frustrating for parents. And likely probably for leaders and some of these district's who are putting forth you know, massive efforts and expense to meet, you know, mitigation needs, which public health officials say are required, which, of course we support. But then, you know, at what point is sort of enough enough like we 100% support teachers being vaccinated now as quickly as they can be, But if that's not enough, like, what's next? You know, I think we need to be guided by public health, You know, Gee noble. Who heads the UCSF covert response. You know, panda not bad last week with 30 physicians here, saying the school should reopen February 1st that it could be done safely. I think those are the types of individuals we need to be listening to here. All right, Well, I want to hear from another individual who sees things very differently than you do. And that's John Jones was a parent of a kindergartener in the Oakland public school system and John Jones. Welcome to the program. Good to have you with us. Thank you. Welcome. Good morning, Happy New Year to everybody. Well, happy New year to you, too. Why? I want to find out why you are reluctant to heavier kindergartner back in school and why you want the schools to pretty much stay safe in any way possible and not re open. Yes, And just for a few key reasons. The first stars with we live in the soap within my six year old Chan School in East Oakland, which has been hit just proportionally hard by the virus. And upon human news that there is research indicates that there's a new strain in the state of California. I just think right now is not the time to reopen schools and long story short. We have a few more months left of school, so it's just important to do everything correctly, do it the right way. And most importantly, make sure that everyone is safe. And yet at the same time, there are schools that are open. And they seem to be doing OK in terms of lower transmission rates, particularly when they're put up against the transmission rates in the community and all those kinds of things and Some of these states might had. In fact, more red states are have been open for quite a while, and the transmission rates have not necessarily gone up that much. Yes, that's actually true, In fact, to that point of also read of various reports that showed not just in America but across the planet places that did reopen schools, And then there were higher transmission race, which required them to close it down. So at this point at this stage at where we all are at, I just think it's just so important to stay the course. And John do your friends and family feels the same way you do is their debate in the community over there in East Oakland. With my family members? No, I have many relatives who have kids in school and I primary concern is the safety of not just our Children, but are spending family members as well. Well, I appreciate your being with us, and I thank you for joining us. And again. That's John Jones, whose parent of a kindergartener in the Oakland public School system and again we do want to hear from you. In fact, a lot of people are lining up here. You can join us not only by phone toll free at 866733. 6786. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook. Where at KQED form or email US forum at KQED dot or let me read an email from Jennifer, who writes, We know that the social and emotional piece of learning is essential for proper childhood and adolescent development. Why can't some activities like sports and clubs be resumed and socially distanced ways, for example? Pools and tennis courts and Berkeley remain open like it. The Berkeley swim Club in the Claremont Hotel. Why can't tennis and swim teams be resumed? Let me go to you on that question If I may bring Stevens Sure I'd be happy to talk about that. We currently have permission. Tonto Age in those kinds of activities..

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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:04 min | 1 year ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"His native California to El Salvador, where his parents were born. That's forum. The rebroadcast of Michael Krasny tonight at 10 o'clock. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish, and I'm Sasha Pfeiffer. Across the country. Colleges are seeing alarming spikes in Corona virus cases that includes campuses in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Ames, Iowa, and Chico, California. And this week we're seeing how colleges are reacting. Some have ask students to shelter in place in their dorms. Others have sent students home just weeks after their arrival. NPR's listen Ad warning is on a road trip to see how colleges and their students are adapting to the pandemic. She joins us now from the quad at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Hi, Elissa. As I understand it earlier this week at the very Illinois campus, you're on. The chancellor announced a two week locked down because of rising cases. What's the current situation? There s O. We initially came here to see the renowned mass testing program on campus. So students and staff are tested twice a week here. They're running between 10,000 and 15,000 test today at time, That's 2% of all testing in the U. S. But this week, we're seeing evidence that testing alone. It's not enough cases here are higher than they expected. And that's not an uncommon story all over the country. Could you get the bigger national picture? So about more than 20% of four year colleges started the semester in person. Many are big public universities. We're talking about tens of thousands of students. And these three openings are ceding the spread of the virus. Iowa has emerged as a big hot spot that's driven by students at Iowa State in the University of Iowa. You know, this surge has put campus is in a bind, because if they send students home that's potentially spreading the virus further. But having students on campus is problematic to do schools know what's behind these high case numbers? I'm thinking example over some party crackdown that have been happening. Well at the University of Illinois at school, says some students were finding out their positive and they're not doing anything different. They're not isolating and in some cases, they're.

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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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14:38 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is for Michael Krasny and we're talking about gardening gardening during a lockdown gardening doing a quarantine and gardening during a pandemic in the recent testimony from listeners here let me give you some samples of that a listener writes gardening is provided me with a new sense of time during the pandemic as I watched seeds grow into seedlings in mature over the weeks and months period it's been a healthy way for me to keep track of time during this difficult time another listener right so I found tremendous solace and slowly transitioning my small oak woodland hillside back to a more native place give me a deep respect for our local nature and how it can heal itself and myself in the process and beverage we increased our vegetable garden this year by fifty percent because we wanted to make sure elderly disabled out of work neighbors as well as family and friends from church would have plenty of fresh vegetables and good for you on that death and Katie writes I'm a gardener and psychotherapist based in Oakland I wonder if your guests can speak to the radical act the gardening now comprises and are increasingly fragmented disconnected capitalist system the way it can build community bring neighbors together and transform lives when I go to you wanna Leslie Bennett yeah absolutely you're free the first thing that comes to mind is my black women's groups have been so often the gardening there a lot of them in your garden or some of the more experienced gardeners and it's been really wonderful to see how effective it pre existing group of women that meets and hot but we've not really talk about gardening that much before and then suddenly people are sharing start if one person going to nursery they're picking up the whole group and helping each other helping to support each other and minimize risk more broadly interesting people but kind of without the number again thank you really intentionally to share and I've had have had a lot of work even with a new client you want to go through it and they definitely focus on trying to increase their family's resilience being but also I mean really struck in I mean I hope one day I guess by just how thoughtful and kind people want to be toward each other during the night and hopefully onwards and not wanting to proceed to share with others we'll bring our callers aboard here Allison joins us Elson you're on the air good morning good morning yeah I've had a really nice time starting a garden again it gets me away from my desk and the crush of work I'm feeling as I'm trying to work remotely but I now have this year a bloom and an invasion of underground she needs and I am losing plants kind of left and right I've got raised beds I'm really wishing I had put something below the soil that would have at least been a little bit of a of a block but I you know tornado plants pepper plant I just have a hold on the ground no point left I'd wondering if there's any advice for how we can go about decreasing the that the threats and I I just I don't even know what to do and I think you've come to the right place else at least my go to for grub on this floor so when we're talking about weeds there are the organic gardener there's mostly when you're talking about little organic seedlings coming up there's nothing to do but hold them and then mulch that much which any open space in your garden you can mulch where different kinds of market you can get the nurseries you can also use I Hey there's also she's launching in which you use cardboard and then cover it with it with different kinds of mulch in order to keep the weeds down large expanses and then as far as the past coming up from where the you know the little critters coming up from below the voles and moles of that sort of thing that is a trick your thing that you do have to thank them in advance so that you can block them physically usually by using chicken wire I'm sure Leslie also has great advice regarding how to keep all of the little critters off of your face but it's definitely a challenge for new gardeners who are imagining throwing something in the ground and having their harvest when all the sudden the nature that shows isn't Tom you know isn't the butterflies and hummingbirds you were imagining instead of bowls and and at a fence that you wonder what we're going to see just because they were but using a hose and kind of flushing them out with water I don't want to suggest wasting water but the number that work with the ground along with me how did it well sometimes they can be not very determined than other people finds that even really waging war on down can be a losing battle so it just depends on how many and how determined they are going to get to some more colors Leslie do you have some thoughts on this what sort of critter pests and gardening and I think everything for instead is right on and also I guess they just encourage a lot of I think a lot of planning and infrastructure does go into gardening and so it sounds like the caller need be learning that you know another step of planning was needed and I think you know maybe that's what the season is going to be about partly search for that but with that color and there is always next year you know and so you you learn you say okay while I should have done this or I need to do that and maybe across very guardian glass this year and that's okay and I think that's sort of like the piece if peace and solace that a guardian gives you is that there is there is all of next year and that the practice of learning and I'm getting better at it and figuring out solutions let me think Alison for her call right to another caller let's go to Jeff in Santa Cruz chef you're on the air morning good morning lovely conversation you guys are having on the right order and I want to chime in the reason I think gardening is so important is it's understanding the bio we live in right now this corona crisis we're trying to understand the final inside our body a little bit better and there's lots of living things inside of us but life is this singularity can we depend on the insects in the weeds in the lawn bowls on the birds as much as we depend on our friends and when you garden you're connecting yourself to the final that we live in and that's why it's such a human experience because society has often told us to separate you know our buildings are separating us from the bottom we live in and to dive back into that and interact with it as a peaceful gathering you know are encouraging force feels great because that's that's how life works that's why life exists because everything is working with each other and gardening feel so healthy because because we're actually doing that you're talking about the connection to mother nature and I think that's an important point started in fact this whole conversation with kind emphasizing highlighting that and I thank you for that call and then go to another caller and have Connie joined us from Oakley Connie you're on the air hi if if anyone has some questions and they haven't been able to get into this wonderful program I just wanted to tell you about the master gardener program I'm a new master gardener and if anyone gets the idea that if they're only for experts and that nobody you know can even think about master gardeners they don't get it because master gardeners is all about teaching people about gardening and we have general gardens in rich well I'm just talking about Contra Costa county now that we have one in Richmond we have and I'm a big one in Walnut Creek and we have one in in Antioch and we're right now of course with the the color red there's a lot of things that we do that we're not able to do that we're still growing lots of vegetables for various charities and whatnot and we have lots of classes and we also have a deal called asking my students master gardener and I was outside gardening when I started listening to this program so I'm afraid I don't have the phone number to put out right now but you can go online and if you just put in ask a master gardener or a master gardener the whole thing is run by the UC and almost every every every place in California has got a master gardener program you can become a master gardener you can ask them a question you can go to one of their gardens or one of their basically give lots of of when we're when our libraries are open again well done we'll be giving toxin libraries and we're in a lot of the farmers markets we have a booth that you can go up and ask anybody anything taken a leaf or whatever and say what's wrong with this tree it's just a fabulous program is also a great resource and thank you for bringing it to our attention cut him much of last year for that and create the call in fact I have a couple more massacres here answering all kinds of questions and we'll take some more in a moment I just want to mention something that came into my can so to speak and that is the victory gardens of of both world wars I mean during desperate times people found is a lot of history there I know many of you like me are history buffs to learn about the role of the victory gardens this is very reminiscent in some ways we're going through now a crisis and gardens to go to another callers only spring Peggy and from can feel picky actually this is about victory gardens Peggy go ahead hello yes hi are your program I've never heard it before but it's called a memory of making a victory garden when I was in the sixth grade and the wonderful thing that happened this week watch the plants grow and it was during a war effort you know to provide what we could as hell and the carryover has been that when my four children grew up they were all gardeners and still are and I'm not a master gardener fetch your process of gardening is a real stimulant to participating with the environment which is one of the big issues at this point well said Peggy and thank you for that call yeah the victory gardens were also you know to help with the dwindling food supplies and actually to helping the war effort in general I'm looking at some questions here coming in and by the way we try to get as many as we can let me go back to you floor grew up with tweet from Shelby who says what's the easiest vegetables to grow in a pot on a balcony so being a longtime San Franciscans if that's such kind of tricky question because in in very many parts of the bay meadows as long as you have full sun tomatoes are probably great easy place to start but if you're working with shade and wins then it gets a little bit trick here from there I've had some decent luck growing on one end you commerce or other kinds of small cucumbers if you have shaped the contemporary tomatoes are a great place to start in the warmer climates where isn't in San Francisco that can be a little tricky and I often recommend trying to grow herbs instead like mints and rose merry are some places to start we're beginning partners particularly who are trying to grow something to eat but are maybe doing so in a tougher environment in here Leslie Vernon is Erica listeners as gardening is saving my sanity during shelter in place I already did to raised beds native flowers in pots and pots of Virginia involves I live in Los Gatos want to add natives that might also be audible any thoughts that may be available yet dark army of also giving my sanity and you know I need a moment of doctrine for yeah but not off the top of my tongue okay very there's one I love to go there the need of cousin of the blueberry that most of us know and there any they are a native or a nursery training so they they like a partial shade conditions they like the conditions of their great if you've got like a red letter and on your backyard gardening or you can wear them in containers and sugar really hospital they really shallow creek if they're happy hawking container under slow growers sixteen and actually prefer like most native actually don't love being in the garden because they get so much love and care less they like the rest well and your entrance of that I've made well I think I I put in all my garden mandala and I think they're really successful and great could grow and huckleberry one huckleberries are ready to be harvested and the fall there and they're delicious and I think a really nice way to connect yourself with native plants you know later if you're going one of the garden and watched it go through the cycle you name if neither can that happen when you're hiking hello and if they they preserve it the trailer you walk through it's the fourth of October and it's amazing if you go in the fall you can harvest basketball a couple married but only if you know and I think that growing when a home is a great way to learn and I learned that this is actually suggestion and I must say I'm a fan of huckleberries talking about gardening with slower growth in Leslie Bennett let's even against the owner Pineau several gardens looping another caller on from Sacramento Jennifer that's you thank you for waiting hi mom of four teenagers my grocery bill tripled the first month in quarantine and so there wasn't very many places open it was really quiet in our area so but the hardware store would have been and we got you and we planted and we have like a.

Michael Krasny
"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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07:48 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Michael Krasny a pioneer in virology who co invented the rotavirus vaccine for children thank you Paul Offit worries that hurrying the path to a covert nineteen vaccine could mean missing some of the important testing phases of vaccine development thank you all for joining me now to talk about the timeline to a vaccine and lessons to be learned from the corona virus pandemic so far will also discuss his new book which is called overkill when modern medicine goes too far thank you Paul office professor of pediatrics at university of Pennsylvania school of medicine and directs the vaccine education center at the children's hospital of Philadelphia also as I said is going venture of the rotavirus vaccine welcome policy good to have you with us thank you I'd like to begin with you just by talking about timeline I want to talk about some of these vaccines that are going through the process isn't going through clinical trials particularly one of the ones it's a favorite by Madera but before we do that I just want to talk with you about the time line to get your sense of this I mean claiming for example that a vaccine could be available at year's end rotavirus took what twenty six years I mean and that's not a typical only taught we're talking about Manhattan Project in lightning speed in warp speed and all these kinds of things are we maybe inflating the possibilities yes I mean I I think that the good news is that everything's on the table I mean we're we're you know the the the you don't know how to make this faxing so everything has been tried we're taking the virus home buyers and killing it did much the same way we make the polio vaccine we're taking the virus and weakening in the same way that would make vehicles vaccine we're taking just part of ours is that spike protein and use that because that's the protein that attach is the virus itself so if you can prevent the virus from attaching itself you can prevent the virus from infecting cells that's the pro the the way that we make that because B. vaccine were using vectored viruses this U. K. it's got a lot of play on on this approach which is you take a weakened virus which is harmless menu you can clone into with the G. you're interested in which this case codes for that spike protein on the surface actually make thank you Maxine in the bowl of accion where you can take to completely novel approaches for which there is no commercially available vaccine so called M. on mRNA or DNA in both case basically those those are back those up that strategy correlates to making that again that spike protein so that's sort of like a purified protein vaccine do all of those are being tested and all of those will eventually be tested and prospective opposite go controlled studies but the question is whether you want to make sure those guys are big enough to assure you that these products are affected before they're put into the arms of American people that they're safe how many is big and that is going to solely depend on exactly what the the outbreak is like when you're doing these trials and what you're willing to accept for an end point if the endpoint is going to be protection against hospitalization and death I think the trial would have to be mass I think we're going to have to happen is you're gonna have to go circuit for that and point like number of days with coffee on this number of days for shortness of breath number of days with fever something it is a requisite essentially two going on to the hospital the more I think that's going to have to be the way this plays out because I can't imagine this trial would be bigger than ten or twenty thousand people which is a small problem when you consider that that many vaccines are gonna be tested at the same time and I think frankly many vaccines will ultimately be put into the arms of not only Americans but people across the world you you wanna you wanna make sure that you don't that you don't disappoint people you know that it was our server fragile confidence about vaccines and there's certainly a desperate need for this vaccine and therefore willing to cut corners and we with a certain level of uncertainty but I think we better make sure we manage expectations before we roll out a vaccine that we we're not exactly sure of whether it causes a very uncommon side effect we're not exactly sure exactly how also talking about the possibility of we're hearing numbers like millions per month getting the vaccine and when we're talking on a global scale it's mind boggling because you got seven point eight billion people to stop the pandemic because it doesn't have borders but we get to talk about some of the leading candidates here is the favorite as I said come from Madera which is a young company they've never brought a vaccine to the market they're synthesizing messenger RNA and this looks promising but nevertheless I'm struck by the fact that the they have indeed never brought a vaccine to market what do you make of that you know right now science by press release I really would like to see the data I know that they've started things one US route the dosing trial in Washington state and we hear about that we read about that we're having read about is in scientific journals I mean the the other issue is that you don't really know what is your response you're looking for so if you give a low medium and then high dose you find it for example of the medium or high dose you do see a certain level of of antibodies in the blood stream you don't really know whether that's protected until you do a large efficacy trial really the hardest part of vaccines frankly is mass production it mRNA the good news about messenger RNA so the way it works is you even jacket with messenger RNA that scouting for that that particular spike protein on the surface of the virus the body then your body translates that mRNA into a protein to which you make a new response which hopefully be protected but you know mRNA the good news about him on a is it it degrades rapidly in the body so there's every reason to believe it's safe but it also degrades rapidly outside of the body so you know how you're going to stabilize that make millions of dollars make sure you have the right buffering agent right stabilizing it at the right file you do real time stability studies this would have to be enclosed in a complex lipid carrier delivery system which to my knowledge has never been scaled up so there's a lot of uncertainty here and and as you noted correctly this is never been a vaccine given commercially so usually you know the history of medicine is that there is invariably surprises during the things that you had predicted and frankly the one predictable no one has ever made an RNA vaccine for humans I mean the Dennis got about four hundred eighty three million dollars in federal funding but then we have also Oxford vaccine ready supposedly by September the trials prove successful and I don't know if that means that that vaccine even if it does prove successful would have to go to the U. K. first you get into all these geo political battles to possibly or nationalistic battles but never list there's been a lot of sense of Thomas in terms of what actually is doing can you give us a brief sense of where they're going yes it's science by press release I know that they've done experimental studies in monkeys and that they have a a platform which is basically a a a a disabled simian or monkey virus that doesn't cause disease in people and people never seen it before so therefore they're not gonna lemonade it before that buyers express the protein that you're interested in which is again the spike and it is encouraging certainly that it's working monkeys but there's a certain level of hubris here that's disquieting you know you never know whether something is is is effective in saving people until you put it in people as a friend of mine who's a vaccine researcher says regarding animal models my supply and monkeys exaggerate always true I you know the we have drug regulation in this country is built on tombstones how bout a little humility let's see what happens when this virus is put into drive and let's see those data I think the public the American public and world public needs to see those data to make sure that they're they're comfortable that this is taken aback right now we're just talking about getting it out there I I think people need to feel comfortable with these products are safe and effective and we don't know those stadia I think you're right to really race is coming out of a concern for safety over speed over safety.

Michael Krasny Paul Offit
"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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03:25 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Welcome to form Michael Krasny area officials updated the region stay home orders yesterday to allow for outdoor activities including golf tennis and summer camps these new guidelines also give the green light to restart construction projects which could help thousands of people go back to work as a bay area takes this incremental approach various news outlets reported that California governor Gavin Newsom plans to order the closure of all state beaches and parks starting Friday will break down the details of these revisions and discuss what it means for re opening the bay area joining us is Dr Erica pan she's health officer with Alameda county and that's a very good to have you back with us inform welcome thanks to me I think I'd like to begin with you by just having you explain to us well first of all the reason behind this decision I mean what the criteria were behind the decision and what it means in terms of this incremental approach of opening up but also how safe is it how can we be sure that sure okay questions thanks so much for asking and I think one of the main indicators we looked at for this decision was looking at the total number of new cases per day that we're seeing both in each of our jurisdictions and in the region and also looking at the number of hospitalized patients every day and whether that trend was flat or decreasing and we sell and across the region of the six and seven jurisdictions in six counties that we did see that trend so that was one of the indicators we looked at to make this decision and I also wanna highland point out that our regional order has been stricter for examples and the state health orders so we were we are listings and things that sort of more aligned further with with what is allowed in the city order an inmate at a by some other indicators that we want to continue to monitor an addition to those to be considering future phases of of listening restrictions and some of those indicators are things like not only that the trend of hospice patients but just the overall capacity in our hospitals what proportion of our house with the other being taken up by Kevin nineteen and making sure we're not seeing concerning trends about that as far as being able to search for more and whether there's an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for our workers and then the other things we really want to do during this the most immediate phase is really continue to ramp up testing so we can identify case or what we call case finding and make sure we identify those cases and isolate them safely identify their contact make sure they're quarantined safely and then so those are kind of all things go hand in hand with comfort measures for those that we want to be looking at and and sharing with the public and having the public be able to follow along with us the problem with this and again she's health officer with Alameda county this concerns the six counties here in the bay area as well as Berkeley it's gonna last through I guess well the last in effect until the fourth of may looks but I want to break this down a little bit before I do I want to give up the phone number because I know that many of you have questions about this and most of the talk about governu Simms trying to see if people don't go to the beaches of the parks as much as they're doing not only in southern California but up here in the north as well and you may want to join the program if you do let me give you the toll.

Michael Krasny
"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:11 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Michael Krasny coming up next on form this morning the new normal of social distancing is forcing many single Californians to redefine their dating lives dating apps have seen a spike in usage since coronavirus hit send messages from Max's looking to reconnect also on the rise as people seek companionship in this time of isolation we'll talk about looking for love in the time across the virus and we want to hear from you if you currently dating in quarantine or attempting to what's been your experience join us after this news live from NPR news I'm Laxmi saying to governors to different attitudes on re opening economies beginning with Florida governor Ron de Santis the Republican is meeting with president trump today at the White House about plans to live coronavirus restrictions the center's anticipates moving to phase one won't be complicated in his state of Florida going from where we are now to phase one is not a very big league I think that you will be able to be a small step for us we're going to approach it in a very measured thoughtful and data driven way and I think that that's that's what most of the folks are throughout the state are looking for not nearly as simple for New York based on today's remarks from democratic New York governor Andrew Cuomo who acknowledges restlessness amounting to re open I know it's a motion and I know people feeling emotional but emotions can't drive over an open process right we're talking about infection rates we're talking about hospital capacity separate the emotion from the logic and we have to act as our logical selves here and that's what smart means he anticipates relaxing certain restrictions starting next month several financially battered states have already begun re opening businesses despite warnings from public health experts that it was too soon well states are using contact tracing to try to limit the spread of corona virus we have this from NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin overall state health departments told NPR they project having thirty five thousand six hundred contact tracers that's a big jump from current staffing levels but it falls far short of the one hundred thousand contact tracers that public health leaders have been calling for state plans very California Michigan and Texas each plant hire thousands other states are hiring at all states told us they could use help from the federal government on funding this new work force one estimate is that it would cost four billion dollars Congress has not specifically funded that yet states also said they could use more federal guidance quickly creating a huge public health work force in the U. S. is unprecedented Selena Simmons Duffin NPR news U. S. energy production was higher than consumption for the first time in more than six decades last year here's NPR's Jeff Brady renewable energy has grown nearly ninety percent over the past two decades according to the energy information administration coal consumption has dropped by more than half of that time but the biggest factor in helping the U. S. produce as much energy as it consumes was to drilling technologies fracking and horizontal drilling they've led to a boom in natural gas and oil production the last time the U. S. produced more energy than it consumes was nineteen fifty seven today there is a worldwide glut of oil and now the industry has a new problem finding enough places to store at all the corona virus pandemic led to a big drop in oil demand because few people are traveling now Jeff Brady NPR news the Dow is up eighty three points this is NPR news live from KQED news I'm Paul land core bart police say they're turning away dozens of would be riders who lack facial coverings every day the move comes as local transit agencies and their patrons adjust to the new requirement the passengers wear masks on buses trains and ferries KQED's Dan brekkie reports transiting Jesse say they're using a range of tactics including lots of new signage and social media postings to alert riders that they're required to wear masks or other types of face coverings in San Francisco muny has stationed covert nineteen ambassadors along Market Street to encourage safe riding on part of police have been intercepting mass was would be patrons and turning away between fifty and one hundred of them each day in response board board of directors member Bevan Duffy is working with San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney to help passengers who show up without masks you're hoping to make fifteen hundred masks available at stations in downtown San Francisco later this week I'm damn brekkie KQED news San Francisco was closing JFK drive in Golden Gate park to vehicles today to give city residents a safer option for exercise Shelley drive in McLaren park is also closed here's mayor London breed in an effort to provide more space for people to move around and maybe get.

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05:59 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Hi Michael Krasny coming up next on foreign vox co founder and editor at large Ezra Klein will join us to talk about plans to re open the economy on president trump's response to the pandemic we'll also talk with Klein about his new book why we are polarized which examines political divisions in the U. S. through the lens of tribalism he argues that identity is a central driver of political polarization and explains the hyper partisanship is threatening national cohesion that's coming up next after this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm she Stevens Attorney General William Barr is urging federal prosecutors to take legal action against any covert nineteen restrictions that might infringe upon constitutional rights or civil liberties details from NPR's Ryan Lucas in a two page memo to all U. S. attorneys bar notes that many state and local governments impose stay at home orders and other restrictions to fight the pandemic those measures have been necessary to slow the spread of the corona virus but he says they've also imposed a burden on Americans so bars instructing U. S. attorneys to quote be on the lookout for state and local directors that could violate the constitution or civil liberties he says if a directive crosses a line from an appropriate exercise of authority to stop the virus to an overbearing infringement of constitutional protections the justice department may be obliged to take the matter to federal court Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun says it may take several years before the aerospace industry recovers from a downturn calls by the covert nineteen pandemic and here's David Schaper reports on how Calhoun's dire warning Monday during a virtual shareholders meeting Calhoun told Boeing shareholders the air travel industry is decimated with passenger demand down more than ninety five percent airlines in the U. S. of parked nearly half of their planes winds globally are on pace to lose more than three hundred billion dollars this year Calhoun says it'll take two to three years for traveler returned to two thousand nineteen levels in another few years beyond that for the industry's long term growth trend to return when it does he says the market will be smaller and airlines needs will be different most of Boeing's plants have now re opened but production cuts are likely job cuts could be coming to which Calhoun could outline of Wednesday when Boeing releases first quarter earnings David Schaper NPR news anchors are complaining that they can't get their applications filed with the small business administration system that processes and approves loans SBA says it'll limit the number of applications that lenders can file at one time because the agency system is overwhelmed by the current volume of requests for federal aid New York has canceled its twenty twenty democratic presidential primary which had been scheduled for next month as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports to your kids become the first state to take such action due to the cold at nineteen pandemic state election officials say at this point the vote is essentially a beauty contest that New York can not afford to hold governor Andrew Cuomo had previously ordered that all residents be provided with absentee ballots so they could vote without physically going to the polls critics say the decision should be overturned by the Democratic National Committee calling it a blow to American democracy New York state's primary was set to be held on June twenty third NPR's Windsor Johnston reporting you're listening to NPR news from KQED news I mean it came governor Gavin Newsom says he's not pleased with how many people turned out at Newport beach this weekend in violation of social distancing orders KQED politics editor Scott Shafer has more photos from Orange County could have been taken last summer there's thousands of people crowded on to the beach with umbrellas coolers and beach towels in spite of warnings about the coronavirus Newsome said he fully understands that people are restless especially given the heat but he warned it could set back plans to re open the state you didn't see those images in LA beaches in San Diego beaches in northern California around cemetery county because we had strong guidelines that were not only adopted but were abided by Orange County officials say they want people to maintain social distancing but they don't plan to close any county run beaches at this time I'm Scott Shafer KQ renews Berkeley city officials are expected to release more than a million dollars in grants to small businesses and organizations that have been significantly impacted by the pandemic according to mayor Jesse how to gain the city received around one thousand applications for three hundred fifty available grants funds range from one thousand to five thousand dollars at eighteen says despite a looming budget deficit it's necessary to support local businesses that are critical to the city's tax base it was important for us in local government to step in and to provide support while these businesses and nonprofits are waiting for support from the state and federal government these are grants not loans unlike some of the assistance is being provided the mayor says the second round of grants will be announced in the coming days I mean it can take you with the news support for NPR comes from the eighty been ida Cooper foundation commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting public radio programming that highlights issues including diversity racism equality antisemitism and sexism and the listeners of KQED six minutes now past eleven o'clock temperatures in the fifties for the most part around the bay right now and tomorrow's going to be a warm one getting into ten to fifteen degrees.

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05:19 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Michael Krasny coming up next on form social distancing and stay at home orders will help reduce the spread of coronavirus infections in the United States but that has resulted in massive economic cost Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Romer has been one of the leading voices calling for widespread testing to guide how the country reopens and help join us to talk about why that at ten thirty according to American cancer society survey almost one in four cancer patients has delayed care such as face to face appointments imaging or surgery because of the corona virus pandemic as California allows elective surgery to begin again we'll talk about what the moratorium on nonessential surgery has cost patients and hospitals join us after this news live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi saying some of the nation's governors are firing back against the idea of having states file for bankruptcy they've been clamoring for more federal funding to fight the virus outbreaks in their states but after approving trillions in emergency relief including another massive package on the verge of passing Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's time to hit pause he says Republicans are not ready to write a blank check McConnell is now floating the idea of changing laws to allow financially distressed states to enter into bankruptcy proceedings when New York which is taking a debilitating financial hit in its struggle to contain the outbreak governor Andrew Cuomo says McConnell's latest proposal is quote one of the really dumb ideas of all time just think of what he say people die fifteen thousand people died in New York but they were predominantly Democrats so why should we help them for crying out loud if there was ever a time for you to put aside your pettiness almost says this is no time to play politics states are worried about a shortage in blood supply the middle of a public health emergency and peer Selena Simmons Duffin reports attorneys general from California Michigan Virginia in sixteen other states plus Washington DC are now asking the trump administration to lift certain restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men until recently federal rules said gay and bisexual men could donate blood only if they had not had sex in the last twelve months the goal is to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections with the nation's blood supply in shortage due to the corona virus pandemic that waiting period was just shortened to three months but the attorneys general all Democrats argue that instead of targeting gay and bisexual men blood donors should be screened based on risk behavior the site analysis from the Williams institute at UCLA the estimated lifting the ban on gay men it would produce three hundred thousand pints of blood annually which could save one million lives Selena Simmons Duffin NPR news Germany is holding the first trial for war crimes in Syria NPR's Deborah Amos reports Syrian torture survivors were set to testify in a landmark case it's expected to last more than a year this is the first trial of a high ranking Syrian official a former intelligence officer and the first to deal with state sponsored torture in Syria the charges include fifty eight counts of murder and the torture of four thousand prisoners the co defendant a check point guard is accused of abetting crimes against humanity the trial was cut short on Thursday after the indictment was red defense lawyers said they needed more time with their clients the German court took unusual measures during the pandemic with plexiglas partition separating participants the hearing is expected to resume on Friday Deborah Amos NPR news this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Brian what at least one thousand kind act workers have been furloughed from projects at bay area oil refineries as coronavirus shelter at home orders continue to drive down demand for gasoline KQED's Nina Sparling reports oil refineries rely on contract workers for everything from routine maintenance to big improvement projects and now many of those projects are on hold says bill Whitney CEO of the country cost of building and construction trades council will be men and women of the building trades and got classes that will be on the bench they won't have a job the Boilermakers in the plumbers and steam fitters Contra Costa locals have been the hardest hit marathon petroleum announced plans last week to indefinitely idled Martinez refinery on April twenty seventh a spokesperson confirmed that the company is limiting the number of contractors at its facilities four other bay area refineries have also slowed operations but none has commented on work force reductions I mean a spiraling KQED news Berkeley's first homeless navigation center has been shut down temporarily that's after one of the residents at the pathway scare center tested positive for covert nineteen the director of the shelter tells the new site Berkeleyside that all of the clients left the west Berkeley facility on Monday dozens of the residents moved into hotels in Oakland that are part of an Alameda county program to help house people affected by the virus there's more coverage of.

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13:49 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Mostly dry conditions will prevail through the weekend shower chances increase late Sunday into Monday welcome to this morning's form Michael Krasny back in the fourteenth century the Bhuvana plagues affected every part of society from the economy to religion to the arts and because communities have to reorganize in order to fight the disease the pandemic also played a role in centralizing authority and ultimately helped shape the modern state medical historian Frank stone writes about the cultural shifts that have been caused by infectious disease his recent book epidemics in society and he joins us now to talk about where the novel coronavirus stands in history and what societal changes the pandemic could bring a welcome Frank stone the letter to have you thank you very much Jim delighted to be here let me first give you compliments and kudos on this book it's so fascinating hearing back in centuries to epidemics into plagues that have plagued us so to speak and it shows particularly this this is the you have the each epidemic has his own way of mirroring the civilization in which the disease occurs it becomes really a way of understanding that civilization and it also makes us realize a tremendous effect these epidemics have on social and political stability I want to do I mean for example even determine the outcome of war and help start wars but I wanted to look sort of at the present for a moment with you because the old cliche is they also bring out the best and worst of civilization and that's certainly true in terms of all the horrors but also in terms of the her role and I'd like to begin on that positive note with you because for example the sinking of blood and many people would think about all the medical workers he anti workers first responders now and how who wrote they've been and you talk about doctors without borders enable a crisis center now is in many ways people putting their lives on the line absolutely I think that is one of the really I'm moving aspects of epidemic diseases it does show some of the who wrote qualities in in human nature it's not old story of doom and despair and that's part of the reason one can feel hopeful now that there is in fact a really wonderful side of human nature and I think I'd like to extend your list of heroes the medical workers are extremely important doctors nurses orderlies but also people who often don't get adequate credit but who are actually playing a huge role in on the fact that all of us you're getting through this period and by that I mean people in service grocery workers bus structures cleaner's store all sorts of people who were also knowingly undertaking on elevated degree of risk in order to make sure that our society's continuing to function and that people still are able to get supplies and essential services and so it's not only the health workers there through these other numerous people as well and so next time I I see a cashier at the the checkout line during this crisis on I'll definitely be thinking on that that is also a hero that I'm looking out I'm with you there are professors stoned and also want to look back and have our listeners look back with you on some of the historical results of epidemics that may not be is this associated with those epidemic something specifically about the Haitian rebellion to suddenly overture and the end of slavery many people know that the Haitian rebellion brought about an end to slavery in Haiti but it was really all about yellow fever because of slaves had immunity against the pole and the police army did not and that had a great deal to do with that and then the we also have this issue that same immunity leading to as you point out your book of the Louisiana Purchase these results are never could have been predicted it hadn't been for the epidemic once you almost certainly correct and it is one of the indications the amount of these epidemic events there's a misconception that inevitably they lead to authoritarianism and loss of liberty and in fact Haiti is really a wonderful example of how it all sometimes they generate positive liberating experiences and as you know the French Revolution and the weakening of the state the French state had Norman's record questions in the French colony its wealthiest colony in fact it was the world's wealthiest colony at the time all we know quality Haiti at the time it was called Sandel nine and it was a place of on normal sugar plantations above all and therefore also blog can these were cultivated by slaves and therefore of enormous misery and violence in the online with the weakening of French authorities during the revolution there was huge in fact it was the largest slave rebellion since Spartacus are perhaps the largest successful slave rebellion ever to occur and as the regime change that was successful both of the French how did the idea of restoring slavery and not losing this enormously valuable colony and so Napoleon in eighteen oh three sent huge armada of sailors and soldiers I'll be roughly forty to fifty thousand troops by the end to restore French order and restore slavery and then just as your son and became the spring and summer which in the Caribbean as a time of yellow fever and in this year there was a tremendous upsurge and we see a major difference between the Europeans who had no herd immunity or experience with yellow fever on the one hand all that is the French troops and on the other hand the descendants of Africa the slaves would rebound high on search for dominion energy inherited from their time in Africa and so what happens is that by the middle of the summer the commander in chief of the French forces writes back to France powerful letter in which she conveys the fact that eighty percent of his soldiers have died not of combat but overwhelmingly of yellow fever while the slave rebels practicing guerrilla warfare are enormously active and that the remaining twenty percent of his troops are convalescing and therefore useless for military service and it's a result of that the French withdrawal Haiti becomes it's the first example of decolonization the first independent free black Republican in the history of the world and it confirms the success of the slave rebellion and because Napoleon has lost eighty that was going to be in this version also the base for projecting French power back into North America but having lost it he then decides that he's abandoning the north American project and so he sells Louisiana to the United States four to Thomas Jefferson and so the United states such as Louisiana Purchase and the United States doubles in size so it has a geo political major shipped the wrong answer of this new American power the redirection of French power and this tremendous shock to slaveholders throughout the New World with the coming of our independent and non pollution of slavery in Haiti so this was a major major world event and we have to say that we can't even begin to understand that without invoking the tremendous importance of yellow fever it was yellow fever indeed and that Louisiana Purchase in eighteen oh three was a pretty good deal eight hundred twenty eight thousand square miles for fifteen million but what we learned from you really in your book is that each epidemic each disease really has a kind of individual quality to it and affects societies and different ways to fix their vulnerabilities reflects those societies and also brings and this gets to Haiti right to the point and Louisiana Purchase unprecedented possibilities of different sorts for transformational changes now not all of those are good by any means in fact is a real warning that comes throughout your historical perspective that is too often scapegoating as a result of epidemics different classes in different color people for example are often scapegoated and are often used as reason behind really the epidemic I've seen is that the main predictable bunch of players thinking about you know women being killed because they were thought to be which is bringing out of you but I played but also you point out about Jews to the number of I. two hundred thousand in France being compelled to convert going out to a cemetery and if they don't give up their religion their burnt to death well yes absolutely I would say that one of the really unfortunate of problems with this passage of epidemics is that they create anonymous here for because of the mortality sickness suffering disruption to the economy and therefore they sure all of the greatest insecurities of all the human psyche and that's one of those insecurities is finds its expression in trying to find a simple easy solution to the problem and that is to blame someone to find of the witch or scapegoat who's responsible for those events and so on in times of poop on the play was a time of great intolerance and dangerous sometimes as you say it was witches were burned are during times of provided plaque it was a time of anti semitic pogroms as you mentioned that Strasbourg in France but also once she said Xena phobia others are very famous our account by the first Italian novelist demand on the Sandra months only who wrote a book the it plus the column of infamy which is about the fact that I in sixteen thirty eight and a time of play of four moke MoveOn and Spain were at war and for Milanese citizens what nothing to do with the play nothing to do with the war just simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time they were found and the crowd gathered about and took them into custody and denounced them under torture they confessed that they had spread the plague and so they were broken on the wheel and then they were burned and this column of infamy was erected so that in perpetuity everyone would know that the same would happen to them mmhm if they committed such a so called monstrous crime so we see this red thread of scapegoating running through plague on history but also for subsequent pandemics one can think of the fate of homosexuals during HIV aids and are coming very close to our own day are we in the corona virus epidemic that we're all living through now one can see the blame on many parts of the European right of the political spectrum they think that perhaps this original scapegoat either person responsible must have been an immigrant and shop it gives rise to anti immigration feeling and in the United States we can see that since some people persist in calling at the one on fever or the Chinese fever there's been this upsurge of violent attacks on Asian Americans many of whom aren't even Chinese but a career in the Vietnamese I'm sorry yes this thread of scapegoating of violence is one of the dark sides of human nature and it flourishes in times of tremendous fear and insecurity that are unleashed by these pandemic outbreaks I think as you pointed out professor stone and again we're talking to medical historian Frank Snowden and one of our wrists will either justify or reignite some of those you know phobias that already has done and had the fires to.

Michael Krasny
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10:59 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is form Michael Krasny we're talking with legislators about how they're adapting to the corona virus pandemic and we want to hear from you how is faith and spirituality playing a role in your life at this time I've been asking a question about whether faith has been in some cases strengthen but what happens when faith is challenged in fact many people feel faith excuse me down as a part of faith but you can try to let us know what you're going through or how you've adapted faith practices to shelter in place orders or any questions you have for faith leaders we certainly welcome your involvement you can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook recommended for more email any questions or comments you might have to form a KQED dot org is a listener named Gerald who writes god is where he has always been and always is in our hearts and minds god does not run a rescue service he runs an empowerment service he has empowered us to be more loving merciful forgiving and compassionate I know I can hear many my atheist agnostic listeners thinking this is sounding a little bit like endorsements for god and all that sort of thing we're talking about the spiritual in our lives and that embraces a great deal of territory it also means for many of you nature and if you don't have the spiritual connection with nature even if you don't have god in your life what do you find really enhances your sense of spirituality we have mark Weiser with us pastor for the Catholic community a pleasant instruments rabbi for the congregation Emmanuel in San Francisco and he mom rami and sure who's a fire excuse me founding director of the time the foundation and the moment sure before we went to that break you were kind of finishing up and I hate to interrupt you but we had to go to the break what worries Michael and yes I was everybody's got a has a different experience with this on the spiritual level for some it's it's the logical answer we're responding to that the theological questions that are coming up is it you know what is this a punishment from god what did we do to deserve that so we're working on no this is president all face for some it said psychological and emotional whether pre existing issues or that spurred by this and so a lot of the most mental health professionals they're doing therapy online they're doing classes then for some it's it's the the health care workers most of healthcare workers who are make up a large percentage of healthcare workers in many areas there at the front line my sister in law is a nurse and they have concerns they're testing for code nineteen they're not giving a masks they have concerns that the theological concerns of is it okay for me to do that you know the health care workers are in some places the N. ninety five masks they don't have a proper fit with a beard and for those Muslims and people of other faiths as well who who keep beards religiously now the question is also coming up do I shave the beard and I've given my advice on that that we have to we have to maintain safety and if that's the way to do it and that's for the front my providers that's what they might have to do there's burial concerns in the UK when they began speaking about cremation the orthodox Jewish community in the Muslim community came together and they fought for their rights to say we want to maintain our ability to to perform our burials they joined hands they said we're going to do it properly and safely and now the families might not have been able to attend the funerals but they were able to get their lives last right so we're also seeing a lot of faith based community coming together people working together and looking at their common the their common beliefs and and seeing how they can work together for this and it's so another soul silver lining is that yes people are coming together they're looking at their humanity we realize this is not I affecting just one community this is affecting humanity is affecting people of all colors races second socio economical status and so forth and then for for myself and my main line of work in dealing with and working with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated a lot of people in free society are now getting a little bit of a feeling of what it means to be deprived of freedom of isolation and so forth and when we when we're also hearing from our clients and students in prison that because the because of the the the isolation is making it even harder to do a lot of things there's not a lot of healthcare that's already being provided in the prisons and so now we're getting stories from our students that are experiencing I have been diagnosed with Cologne and they have their questions and it makes it even harder to service them and their needs but hopefully we're we're all going to get through this but it's really important that we pull together as humanity regardless of a person's religious or spiritual beliefs and and see those commonalities that we haven't worked together to whether it's a terrible level whether it's it and helping people emotionally whether checking on family whether it's reconnecting with family members reaching out and connecting with people that maybe we haven't maintained as the the the the connections that we need to because those connections are really crucial for us to get through this a lot of emphasis on the humanity of all this from all of you it's it's good to hear and about just how you can sustain and somehow into or through all of this Michael McBride is also with us I twisted his arm a little in Assam the stately passer the way Christian center and want to bring in for an I'm a bring your calls in a moment or two but I want to bring in for you Nancy Schroeder who's even a budding ad Abbas at the green gulch farm San Francisco Zen center I think I have you with us so I have this for are you there okay I thought we had her with us we'll go to her shortly but listen anytime go to some of your calls and let's go first to Justin in Dublin good morning good morning this story is from a faith based perspective as far as death being part of life I feel that we are over sensitized to death in some ways but then we are completely desensitized to it in other ways if you look at how we reacted to the pandemic we are willing to throw ourselves into a global recession out of fear of death but then in other ways were totally desensitized from it in two thousand eighteen up to eighty thousand people die from the flu hundreds of thousands from HIV forty thousand a year from car accidents it just goes on and on so how can you be oversight over sensitized to death in some ways in and understand the cars in other ways you know listen up here thank you all right let me begin with you on that mark western response yeah it's a it's a very instant pricing asked because we've seen those numbers from the very beginning and Amick I think what the the differences here is that this sort of almost came out of the blue people unexpected and the fact that there's there's not a cure for it or are we to predict where it's going has just people very fearful of the lack of knowledge of it when it comes to these other things that car accidents and and normal flu that has sort of become part of our regular existence as as a society have nothing that's good or bad is just what it is and what you said about the fact that this is an issue that helped make you moving so quickly I think has got people very very fearful for their lives for their health and and for one another I'm gonna be in thank you for that past the the passer wise you're only going to some of our other guests on this but I want to read a few comments first because I read a comment that was very Eastick centered and here's David this is as a non theist I want your guests to know that I and many of my fellow nanti is deeply appreciate the work they're doing to bring people together but here Sean who says could it be that it is not our faith in a higher being that is being tested but our faith and antiquated religious systems have based their teachings on unscientific scriptures when I can honestly get into the whole argument about god or no god or anything but let me go to you if I may rabbi Mintz and question the death that was brought up here what do you tell your congregants well first of all I wanna say for anybody who is a theist or non D. S. and we love we love you we love people I think people of faith love all people and and I would I would also say that I love what you said Michael about nature that there's so much to shelter in place and this great here we have an especially about that is that we are inside and we are disconnected from humanity when in fact I think one of the healthiest thing to do is to go outside and in Judaism we call the Torah eight hi Andy at the tree of life go outside and sit under a tree and feel what earth and nature is giving us right now which is the normal and natural cycles that are happening the incredible full moon that happened last night was something that was quite awesome on the desk side how can we not be incredibly sensitized and desensitized at the same time specially western culture where we tend to push that away all the time and engineers we definitely have a deep connection to the practices of the rituals around death but we talk about choosing life at all times at all times in our distance but I do understand whether you're religious person or not a person of faith or not how scary this is because we have the ability to push it out the way up to a point and so I I see now many many people coming to a recognition that they may die or someone who was close to them they loved me die and date we not only need physical or financial resources to help us through this but everybody needs some kind of spiritual resource to get us through a time when there's so much uncertainty about our own mortality and mortality of hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of people city Mrs rabbi was congregation Emmanuel in San Francisco let me bring Sammy aboard semi you're on the air with us on for good morning Michael first of all I wanna say I'm so glad you're back and I had an old number one I wanna say I get very frustrated when people say that why did god do this to us Sir where is god why doesn't he helped us at this time god is he is always there and what he's given us is is he's always behind there behind us he didn't create this he didn't all of these things these are just human things that happen in this world and you know that I just think that number one and another thing is that I can walk into any house of worship anywhere in the world and I can feel comfortable because I have a very deep faith in god I think god is the same in any faith whatsoever and I think if we all believe together help each other love of nature which is god's world and this is just this is a time it'll pass we will go through it but let's all work together let's love each other that's B. especially kind to each other.

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11:42 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is for Michael Krasny we're talking with the legislators about how they're adapting to the corona virus pandemic and we want to hear from you how is faith and spirituality play a role in your life at this time I've been asking a question about whether faith has been in some cases strengthen but what happens when faith is challenged in fact many people feel faith excuse me down as a part of faith but you can tell us to let us know what you're going through or how you've adapted faith practices to shelter in place orders or any questions you have for faith leaders we certainly welcome your involvement you can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook recommended for more email any questions or comments you might have to form a KQED dot org is a listener named Gerald who writes god is where he has always been and always is in our hearts and minds god does not run a rescue service he runs an empowerment service he has empowered us to be more loving merciful forgiving and compassionate I know I can hear many my atheist agnostic listeners thinking this is sounding a little bit like endorsements for god and all that sort of thing we're talking about the spiritual in our lives and that embraces a great deal of territory it also means for many of your nature and if you don't have the spiritual connection with nature even if you don't have god in your life what do you find really enhances your sense of spirituality we have mark Weiser with us pastor for the Catholic community of Pleasanton city men's rabbi for the congregation Emmanuel in San Francisco and he mom rami and sure who's a fire excuse me funny director of the time the foundation and the moments were before we went to that break you were kind of finishing up and I hate to interrupt you but we had to go to the break no worries Michael and yes I was everybody's got a has a different experience with this on the spiritual level for some it's it's the logical answer were responding to that the theological questions that are coming up is it you know what is this a punishment from god what did we do to deserve that so we're working on no this is president all face for some it's that psychological and emotional whether pre existing issues or that spurred by this and so a lot of them some mental health professionals they're doing therapy online they're doing classes then for some it's it's that the health care workers most of healthcare workers who are make up a large percentage of healthcare workers in many areas there at the front line my sister in law is a nurse and they have concerns they're testing for code nineteen they're not giving a masks they have concerns that the theological concerns of is it's okay for me to do that you know the health care workers are in some places the N. ninety five masks they don't have a proper fit with a beard and for those Muslims and people of other faiths as well who who keep beards religiously now the question is also coming up do I shave the beard and I've given my advice on that that we have to we have to maintain safety and if that's the way to do it and that's for the front my providers that's what they might have to do there's burial concerns in the UK when they began speaking about cremation the orthodox Jewish community in the Muslim community came together and they fought for their rights to say we want to maintain our ability to to perform our burials they joined hands they said we're going to do it properly and safely and now the families might not have been able to attend the funerals but they were able to get their light last right so we're also seeing a lot of faith based community coming together people working together and looking at their common the their common beliefs and and seeing how they can work together for this and it's so another soul silver lining is that yes people are coming together they're looking at their humanity we realize this is not affecting just one community this is affecting humanity is affecting people of all colors races second socio economical status and so forth and then for for myself and my main line of work in dealing with and working with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated a lot of people in free society are now getting a little bit of a feeling of what it means to be deprived of of freedom of isolation and so forth and when we when we're also hearing from our clients and students in present that to because the because of the the the isolation is making it even harder to do a lot of things there's not a lot of health care that's already being provided in the prisons and so now we're getting stories from our students that are experiencing I have been diagnosed with Cologne and they have their questions and it makes it even harder to service to them and their needs but hopefully we're we're all going to get through this but it's really important that we pull together as humanity regardless of a person's religious or spiritual beliefs and and see those commonalities that we haven't worked together to whether it's a terrible level whether it's it at helping people emotionally whether checking on family whether it's reconnecting with family members reaching out and connecting with people that maybe we haven't maintained is that the that the connections that we need to because those connections are really crucial for us to get through this a lot of emphasis on the humanity of all this from all of you it's it's good to hear and about just how you can sustain and somehow into or through all of this Michael McBride is also with us I twisted his arm a little in Assam the stately passer the way Christian center and want to bring in for an army bringing your calls in a moment or two but I want to bring in for you Nancy Schroeder who's the biting ad Abbas at the green gulch farm San Francisco Zen center I think I have you with us so I have this folder are you there okay I thought we had with us I will go to her shortly but let's make them go to some of your calls and let's go first to Justin in Dublin good morning good morning this story is from a faith based perspective as far as death being part of life I feel that we are over sensitized to death in some ways but then we are completely desensitized to it in other ways if you look at how we reacted to the pandemic we are willing to throw ourselves into a global recession out of fear of death but then in other ways with totally desensitized from it in two thousand eighteen up to eighty thousand people die from the flu hundreds of thousands from HIV forty thousand a year from car accidents it just goes on and on so how can you be oversight over sensitized to death in some ways and then under sensitized in other ways you know listen up here thank you all right let me begin with you on that mark western response yeah it's a it's a very in sync Westinghouse because we've seen those numbers from the very beginning and act I think what the the differences here is that this sort of almost came out of the blue people unexpected and the fact that there's there's not a cure for it or are we to predict where it's going has just people very fearful of the lack of knowledge of it when it comes to these other things that car accidents and and normal flu that has sort of become part of our regular existence as as a society have nothing that's good or bad is just what it is and what you said about the fact that this is to help make your moving so quickly I think has got people very very fearful for their lives for their health and and for one another I'm gonna be in thank you for that past the the pastor was your only go to some of our other guests on this but I want to read a few comments first because I read a comment that was very theistic centered and here's David uses as a non theist I want your guests and that I and many of my fellow non theists deeply appreciate the work they're doing to bring people together but here Sean who says could it be that it is not our faith in a higher being that is being tested but our faith and antiquated religious systems of baser teachings on unscientific scriptures we're not going to necessarily get into that whole argument about god or no god or anything but let me go to you if I may rabbi Mintz and the whole question of death that was brought up here what do you tell your congregants well first of all I wanna say for anybody who is a theater a month yes and we love we love you we love people and the people of faith love all people and and I would I would also say that I love what you said Michael about nature that so much of shelter in place and that's great here we have an especially about that is that we are inside and we are disconnected from humanity when in fact I think one of the healthiest thing to do is to go outside and in Judaism we call the Torah eight nine hit the tree of life go outside and sit under a tree and feel what earth and nature is giving us right now which is the normal and natural cycles that are happening the incredible full moon that happened last night was something that was quite awesome on the downside how can we not be incredibly sensitized and desensitized at the same time specially western culture where we tend to push that away all the time and engineers we definitely have a deep connection to the practices of the rituals around death but we talk about choosing life at at all times at all times in our distance I'm but I do understand whether you're religious person or not a person of faith or not I'm how scary this is because we have the ability to push death the way up to a point and so I I see now many many people coming to a recognition that they may die or someone who is close to them they loved me die and date we not only need physical or financial resources to help us through this but everybody needs some kind of spiritual resource to get us through a time when there's so much uncertainty about our own mortality and mortality of hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of people sentiments is rabbi was congregation Emmanuel in San Francisco let me bring Sammy aboard semi you're on the air with us on for good morning Michael first of all I wanna say I'm so glad you're back and I had an old number one I wanna say I get very frustrated when people say that why did god do this to us Sir where is god why doesn't he helped us at this time god is he is always there and what he's given us is is he's always behind there behind us he didn't create this he didn't all of these things these are just human things that happen in this world and in order I just think that number one and another thing is that I can walk into any house of worship anywhere in the world and I can feel comfortable because I have a very deep faith in god I think god is the same in any faith whatsoever and I think if we all believe together help each other love of nature which is god's world and this is just if this is a time it'll pass we will go through it but let's all work together let's love each other that's B. especially kind to each other since we're in the semi thank you for that call we know that god is a hero I'm sorry that sounds a little bit later I can say that here's Jeannie rights although I'm a Christian I grew up Catholic I haven't been moved by mass three decades I feel religion is very personal for that reason I don't care for organized religion and all that comes with it and now with some services being online I feel more compelled to attend virtually I especially like having the ability to turn on my schedule and when I'm available so let me bring in Schrader into this discussion and Schrader is as I said earlier the inviting Abbas at green gulch farm and San Francisco Zen center and welcome to the program have a shorter thank.

Michael Krasny
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07:43 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To form Michael Krasny even before the novel coronavirus reach the U. S. and began to spread many low income Americans face challenges like lack of a livable wage or lack of access to affordable health care and now low income people are expected to be the hardest hit by the effects of the corona virus epidemic how are those who lack health insurance stable housing a regular we're going to weather the crisis joining me to discuss this is so rude Jayaraman director of the food labor research center UC Berkeley also president of one fair wage and welcome to the program thank you thanks for having me glad to have you and appreciate your being here I was reading a quote of yours where you said instructing vulnerability of service workers is going to spread the crisis and actually the crisis increases vulnerability and I think that's exactly right but there's so many people who simply don't have the choice of staying home but have to go to work sick let's begin there that's right you know we've got two million food service workers in California it's actually a we have one seventh of the entire country's food service workers are here in the state of California fourteen million nationally to million in the state of California so much of our economy and time and even culture is spent eating out and that's both when we go to a restaurant or even if people are staying home in ordering food and you gotta remember it's still being made at a restaurant and so we have to worry about these workers that are going to be making our food throughout this crisis no matter what happens even if we're staying home they can't afford to stay home the vast majority of them can't afford to stay home I think people have to understand that paid sick leave is critical and also then top of paid sick leave we need to make sure that workers have wages that allow them to stay home even if they have a paid sick days with both in our experience it has to be both paid sick leave and sufficient livable wages so that they're not thinking you know I really need to go to work to get those steps instead they feel like the way that they're getting that that allows them to stay home really is enough to keep them at home so that is the vulnerability that I think could really exacerbate the crisis the fact that most workers don't feel the luxury that you know Facebook and Google workers field to work from home they they don't have that luxury they have to go to work that is a crisis for us because we know that seventy percent of food borne illness can be traced back to sick restaurant workers according to the CDC and that more than half of all norovirus cases can be traced back to sick food service workers according to the CDC you know that is a crisis that is caused by a structural inequality that these workers face and then that crisis that exacerbated by more people getting sick more people staying home it's going to make these workers vulnerable because they're going to lose it they're going to lose hours it's really uncertain for a lot of these workers what their future is going to be with regard to their job this terribly uncertain it is that is that it's terribly important and and weighs on all of us I mean the concern about food handling and just so concerned about these people who are below the threshold and don't have a health insurance and in many cases let's talk about paid sick leave the labor department says only sixty percent of service industry workers actually have access to time off when they're sick and here in California we had a pioneer program here in San Francisco specifically back in two thousand seven two thousand fifteen there was a sick leave program passed statewide but that only covers three days a year can you give us a picture that's right I mean imagine a food service worker having corona virus and you have your allowed three days off per year and even those three days are at a really low wage that typically you supplement with kept when you actually are going to work so you are getting the bare minimum and it's only for three days if you have corona virus I can bet you it's not going to be a three day sickness sickness and so if you're a low wage worker that have to pay rent and pay the bills and feed your kids you know three days off at a minimum wage is just not going to cut it and you're going to see workers going to work when they're sick whether they know they're sick or they don't know they're sick I mean our industry we have a culture of going to work when sick and it's definitely gotten better by paid sick leave paid sick leave has been an enormous step forward but the amount of paid sick leave is not enough to address this crisis and certainly the wages in our industry are nowhere and enough that we we need on top of paid sick leave today we actually in partnership with about thirty one doctors and public health officials from all over the country released a white paper and a letter to governor Cuomo in New York and really address to the country saying we are facing a crisis in our public health doctors and officials we are facing a crisis and this is not the time to be excluding these workers from a full livable minimum wage queued to be saying we can't afford to pay them this is the time to figure out how to allow these workers to stay home when they're sick because they are kind of a critical like kind of a package for us in terms of the spread of the virus we all know that the food service industry is responsible for the spread of flu during the food flu season imagine what could happen with this very deadly virus again sorry J. R. Rahman is director of the food labor research center at UC Berkeley also president of one fair wage and Anthony Wright is executive director of health access California can you write good to have you back with us inform welcome great to be on I guess the place I'd like to begin with you is we think about people who are in poverty you don't know necessarily where their next paycheck is coming from or have to live off tips and gratuities if you will and if you think about just the struggle that these people are going through people on an hourly wage people don't know about sick leave or health insurance how to get a weather this crisis I think this coronavirus crisis has exposed a lot of the issues and gaps in our healthcare system today both for the uninsured and the insured for it is you know for the uninsured in the first place to go if you have the symptoms of kind of ice is to call your doctor and to and but if people don't have a doctor what do they do and that's to and even with the significant reductions of the uninsured under the affordable Care Act we went from seven million down to three million that's still three million uninsured Californians who don't have coverage and in many cases don't have a usual source of care there's also issues and financial barriers for people who are insured or at least under insured in terms of what may be available I think there's been good actions by the the state and federal levels to try to make sure that there's no cost sharing for screening and and testing and although there are gaps there because of the different jurisdictional issues between state and federal regulation but but that doesn't necessarily cover treatment so we have this patchwork system and I want to be clear for people who have these are the symptoms for people who are at risk they should they should seek the care and there are options but is a patchwork and there are gaps and holes in those options and so we can go through them I in this program but you know it's it's it's troubling in our if we're trying to actually get a handle on this public health crisis our whole health care system is stronger when everybody is included and when we have large gaps in the system that actually makes our public health response particularly vulnerable and.

Michael Krasny
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12:51 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Dot org slash donate welcome to form a Michael Krasny dear white America I've left earth in search of darker planets a solar system that revolves to near a black hole I've left in search of a new guy I do not trust the guy you have given us my grandmother's house yeah is only outdone by the fear she nurses each time the blood fats summer swallows another child who's saying in the choir take your god back though his songs are beautiful his miracles are inconsistent that's the voice of po Dennis Smith who has really created a sensation with his work he is a poet who identifies well not only is in many ways they are police use me as a non identifies with that by identity of of not using should we say the regular pronouns but being referred to as they another being a binary pull it but actually a poet who is black and a poet who is HIV and identifies as being queer and I was really looking forward to talking and I'm hoping that we will be able to he stirred up a great deal with that they're what America pieces you can imagine which went viral in which has been heard over and over again and he has a new book out called home me which I was anxious to talk with them about the problem is we're trying to connect with NPR and we're having some problems so we invited and this is just a sign of how gracious he is you know road the sun to to join us once again and talk with us some more about what we were talking about the last segment actually maybe good place to begin her jail if I could was he was what about Ariana prevailed put this whole segment together and kudos on that score and she study was run to chi and UC Berkeley who had a lot to say about multi ethnic identity and I'm wondering about your thoughts about multi ethnic identity people continue to say well the Filipino experiences so different from the African American experience how can you compare them and yet they come under that bracket of ethnic identity just sucks you know I I don't align myself with with those folks who are saying you know the Filipino American identity is different than African American identity or other marginalized communities I see it maybe because I grew up in Stockton and I you know I had relatives already been here since the thirties and but I also was an immigrant and so I kind of straddle straddled two worlds of a an immigrant and then also family we've been here since the thirties and so but but because of history of knowing history like stories about Leri it Leon we are absolutely aligned and have many similar issues many similar things that have happened into our complete with our communities with other that are very similar to other marginalized communities so when we talk about multi ethnic identity at you know I see Filipinos as as part Filipino Americans as part of that conversation what do you feel that do we have done this to me Arianna not yet okay what do you see is particularly similar is where is the common ground as you see definitely when we're talking about when we're talking about racism for instance in an journey for justice the life of where it lay on the children's book that we were talking about earlier about layer it Leon Filipinos were absolutely discriminate upon and we're physically beaten murdered I'm home out here in California and you know there was signs for it we have real signs in the children's book or in the book that says I get rid of all Filipinos are will burn this town down it in fact in Stockton California where I'm from and where I grew up and currently reside the community the Filipino community center was bombed and so when people talk a little bit about that story historically what happened what led to it or was he so it was bought there was an anti Filipino sentiment people were thinking especially during the Great Depression that you had these migrant workers and they're taking a job they're taking our jobs basically the same thing that we're talking about now they're taking our jobs but there might you know there was Filipinos are migrant farmworkers on and you know they were busboys they were they were doing a lot of manual labor manual labor services exactly service work in so these things were happening in our communities and so when people say that we are not part or with Filipino Americans say that or they say that we're not aligned with it or we don't see ourselves as multi ethnic or people of color are marginalized community because our parents can there's doctors or nurses it might be because they don't they haven't read their own history here in the United States and sometimes it's a radical feeding to align with yourself with your at your history here in the United States because Filipinos have been colonized for so long they will identify with you know the declaration of independence or they will recite and learned so much American history but when you tell them they are actually part of American history and actually where there are you know at the in the Delano grape strike and have been making history especially such a pivotal social justice movement as the Delano grape strike they won't identify it as their history even though it's American history because of that colonial mentality that news is the same in fact let's talk about that because they were colonized people the Filipino allies by the United States of America certainly that plays into a lot of that sense of being outsiders and being maybe even victims even in their own country Spain colonized the Philippines for over four hundred years and had really you know the language the dancing the culture everything had infiltrated and the United States in the colony of the United States and so there is a there's always kind of a the ideal wear dark is bad white is good also the United States is above all in even Spanish if you claim Spanish or Chinese or another identity other than Filipino then it means that you're elevated in some way and if you have lighter skin that see that's even better your chances of success are even better even you know if you want to work at a fast food restaurant in the Philippines you have to be of a certain heighten a certain skin color and so all of these things when you get Filipinos who come here and they emigrate you don't want to be known as the farm worker they want to assimilate as soon as possible as soon as they can and not identify with social justice movements young so concerned about assimilating though it wasn't really now like you're talking about now he kept his identity and kept intact as a Filipino and is a Filipino American he did but you know he came here when he was fifteen and so he was polite in my eyes you know I think of my fourteen year old daughter and I think if she had com we're in the Philippines and she had come here she would grow up you know so so much differently like that's a young boy and he grew up predominantly here in the United States so definitely his identity and the way he spoke everything was influenced by what he was learning on the field and the man he was surrounded surrounded by and you know what he was seeing in his daily life and justice that he was seeing is a live so he did he did come out very very tough and doctor don about one when she was alive in Andres the by and when we were creating this book we would laugh and say we wanted to make a second book called monals after dark and we would laugh because that you know the monologues monologues is at its it respectful term for an older familiar member of your community in a look on all that I like the look on on the Philippines and we would laugh because the mom owns and this time the Filipinos who were laborers who would had come in an already been in the United States for you know decades by the time we get to nineteen sixty five we're taught you know if you mess with them they would find you at night and they would write the situation and they were taught you know by their own experiences that they have to be ready for anything in fact we were laughing because there's something called and and look I know knife that a man Kerry is in his pocket to always be ready and to this day Andres the buy in our I sure illustrator he started laughing when we start talking about this piece because he said you guys are not going to believe this because I have a look on a knife in my pocket well so good to have you again and thank you so much for filling in this time while we try to connect with our guest in a Smith good to have had you and I appreciate very much for being with us thank you for having me and now a transition to our guest in a Smith there is a black where non binary public the national first captured the public's attention back in twenty fourteen with a viral video performance of that poem you heard earlier dear white America the nurse who I'll note for our listeners uses gender neutral pronouns has since gone on to receive a number of awards for their work including the forward price as well as fellowships with the poetry foundation cave cannon and national endowment for the arts just to name a few and now they are the author of a new book of poetry homey it was me to talk about is Dennis Smith good to have you Hey good to be here sorry I'm late yes are you lay too I had lots to talk about with you and now I have to truncate that and market shorter but boy there is a lot we actually both have Richard UW Madison and Hey please I'm sorry I looked at the that that that has to do with maybe different parts of our lives or other places I hated to your live in fact I was just reading about you getting reading your work in connection with the TS Eliot four quartets award and seeking what T. S. Eliot who I studied a lot and has was such a state and an Anglican kind of poet and what a contrast I mean your poetry is so full of vulnerability and vitality and life to it and I talk about the rhythms here I'm talking about just your willingness to well put it all out there and also sing and celebrate with joy but also let us know what your suffering what you're going through let me just give you the plot is that I feel you deserve for the work that you've put out there and I know this work is different because home is a work that's not necessarily what we heard earlier were maybe thinking about white people or the white gays or they're not in your mind there your heart as much in this poem is mainly your people your truck yeah it's a much more intimate collection then down collars that was I've been saying that it's it's different because even though I have always been speaking to these larger audiences of these larger lex walks of life considering the we or the you in the palm now it's I I feel like I can name who this book is for you I can call them architects and I can miss them a compressor that obviously different such changes that the tenor of the work I think I've always been trying to call somebody ability especially since is always some element of compassion in my work but yeah the you is a lot more personal right is named it is a book of of of names of people or people that I I I know in touch of love it you know there's a lot of conventional furnaces sodas and yeah at the center of this in fact is queer identity in search of strange word for somebody who came up the way I did because you know when I was a kid the word queer carried all that stigma with it and all that nastiness and and shame that you write about it but now we have queer studies we have you know the word being put into a whole different frame and all different non pejorative kind of association and talk about that a little bit because when when you talk about queerness you're talking about being naked in terms of who you are and what you are but also you know you feel a lot of the sense of being intruded upon as as someone who's black and someone who's has HIV yeah I think the intruded upon his maybe more of a dog because that they I.

Michael Krasny
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05:49 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Michael Krasny a contentious bill and me to allow more housing production here transit and and single family neighborhoods failed yesterday in the California Senate SP fifty spurred intense opposition from critics who said it wouldn't encourage enough subsidized housing and would take away cities control over local planning decisions on the other hand housing advocates call this bee fifty California single best hope to boost housing production in a state that experts estimate is short by three and a half million homes the bill's author say centers got winner of San Francisco is not giving up just yet but the chances his colleagues reverse course today are slim we tell you who's joining us for this segment Erin ball the series here with us in studio affordable housing reporter for KQED welcome Erin thank you for having me good to have you also good to have William Dylan who joins us from Sacramento reporter with the Los Angeles Times and locally and Dylan good morning good morning to you Erin let me begin with you if I may this is the third year in a row it's fallen short three votes short and basically the opposition boils down it seems once again to the concern over local control and not enough affordable housing yeah I mean this is going to be controversial from the start these are people who have since it was introduced been opposed to this bill they've been very vocal about their opposition the affordable housing folks have been a little bit less vocal but getting more vocal certainly as the the bill was moving to the floor I think they were trying to work in good faith with senator winners office and try to reach a compromise on the bill but as it was nearing a vote they you know be centered sending letters saying vote no on this and there is so I am doing a kind of geographical split here is no yeah it was interesting to watch some of the boats coming down yesterday and the opposition from the you know most of the entire delegation from the Los Angeles area there were nine LA area centers a senator's rather either voting no or abstaining on the bill and obviously when you have when the bill for three votes short not having support from the largest region the state is going to be a problem well you down there in southern California you had a position from Bob hurts for for example from van Nuys who said that yeah it's it's too much avoiding the power of local government and also single family homeowners but you also had a good deal of effort on the part of station or Holly Mitchell yes I think the opposition to this which I'm as Erin noted is kind of coming from two different sources a lot from suburban single family homeowners worried about changes to the character of their community also from a and G. dash of gentrification and anti displacement groups worried about develop potentially fueling more developers she feeling those issues I think that encompassed a lot of the opposition from Los Angeles you had senders can talking about that you mentioned Bob Hertzberg talking about the concern about local governments are losing some control and Holly Mitchell talking about the concern about did have occasion displacement so all of the opposition is gonna wrapped into what folks from LA were talking about yesterday and we should mention here in northern California there were votes of no by Steve Glazer veranda cherry hill cemetery and bill died of napa but this is up for reconsideration today are and it seems unlikely it seems almost just like a courtesy but there's a lot going on behind the scenes that's right right now the folks who are you know supportive of this bill are making calls they're trying to get constituents to make calls are trying to get friends moms to make calls are trying to get everyone that they know to put pressure on their representatives to either flip their vote or or to get those six senators who abstained or one center was absent to to to make a call to to vote yes or you know even vote is put this to bed really well leave Dylan governors from did not endorse SP fifty but he has made pledges to increase our own building by about five fold and certainly has a lot of interest in this in some saying he was working in favor of it at this point what kind of club can the governor have to reverse things if any and what you gonna do yeah it's interesting you know he's kind of walked in interesting line particularly this year with this bill as he noted he has to pay a late promised to really expand home building in the state of the mail on the campaign while he's kind of walk that back a little bit I think central to his plan to help resolve that cal California's housing problems is to try to do things that would spare a big increase in production and this bill has been seen for better or worse as though the main measure to try to do that yeah this year he's talked about wanting to work aggressively with leadership in the Senate and members that move this bill forward but still kind of kept his distance not actually embracing the entire thing and so you know yesterday when there was a break between after the first vote and when that kind of the vote finally ended he did call at least one of his one democratic senator into his office bill dot it at representative from napa gonna talk about what was going on and you know document the meeting ended up voting no and so it's the one kind of unclear to us exactly how much of a shoulder Newsome is putting into trying to get this bill across the finish line and if it does end up feeling that I think the onus is on him to put something forward that that that his idea if you will to to try to meet the scale of the campaign promises that he's well let's hear what your listeners have to say I'd like to have you weigh in I know there was a lot of concern about this bill on both sides and now is an opportunity for you to react to the fact that it went down but as I said there is an attempt at least to get another vote through though it seems pretty slim at this point let me hear from you though if you have some thought you'd like to express here this is an opportunity for you to do so in give us a call we invite you to call.

Michael Krasny California Senate
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09:41 min | 2 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Michael Krasny when and why you vice provost child McIlwain set out to understand how the black lives matter movement energize broad national support he found a long tradition of black activists connecting their communities through the internet I go once new book is called black software in any tells the story of the black internet pioneers from the nineteen seventies onward who use the web to apple for their communities voices we go in joins us now to discuss the book and to share why the stories him covered are often excluded from official histories of the internet well controlled Michael and good to have you with us thank you it's great to be here with you I guess the place for us to begin is by talking about how you haven't covered a lot of history here and I commend you for that a lot of history where the names were not even knowing of some of these black pioneers in terms of Silicon Valley or what has become Silicon Valley but really the internet specifically and the trajectory I think it's safe to say goes shall we say from hobbyists and activists and digital organizers of the seventies and eighties to groups like black lives matter that's that's not correct this book started off as a way for me to try to understand and answer the question where did black lives matter matter come from a powerful movement that we all know fighting for racial justice and as I begin to write the book I started to look back further and further in history the more I talked to folks and found folks my story started to go back further and further in time and all of those times were discoveries if you will or re discoveries of people that are officially histories never really knew and I think one of the reasons is that we think about the internet we think about computer technology our histories are often focus on people that we call inventors and inventors of hardware and software and that type of focus leads us to you know white folks white men generally in lab coats in computer labs and so forth and takes us off of the history of the tension of people who really made the internet what it is and made it what we know both today and but we knew it as when it was first bursts to the public in the early nineteen nineties but again I commend you for giving us those stories because they are important stories in a very human stories in many ways and we have time to get into some of them but let's just talk about what you just touched on which is the internet made by and for white for the most part I mean according to some research something about somebody like UCLA Sophia noble it is other rising I think was her word non whites it was essentially a space the internet which was a white space and you pretty much corroborated this I know in your research but the algorithm still to a great extent favor white perspective on things that's neat correct and colleagues and friends like the doctor noble and others for a very long time have been pointing out the ways in which we look at the internet of nineteen ninety two ninety three the early web where people of course said Hey this is a new democratizing space where things like race and gender won't matter because you won't be able to see each other so there will be no inequality no discrimination and from the very beginnings people pointed that out and said this was patently false that is that the the default internet the default culture of the internet in nineteen ninety two nineteen ninety three and so forth was white and it was other ring and both implicit and explicit ways and that of the rain continues to this day and new new ways of more algorithmic ways that systematically exclude black people people of color from really organizing in doing things on the internet that serve the best interests of communities of color I think to use your language is baked into the search engines by human engineers and one should never forget that the engineers to have humanity which often involves prejudice and the like but the there's also a sinister story here that you tell the committee men those in federal government in the computing industry lead science and engineering education institutions conspired to use technology actually keep black America docile misplaced absolutely so you know black software is really two stories and one that first story is about those unsung heroes is hidden figures black tech pioneers who bit built in internet that was for black people by black people and for our interests beginning in the seventies eighties and really on the scene in the nineties but the other blacks software story is that story about the ways that the computers first principles we could call it the computer technologies origin story was built and motivated by the need to curtail and to limit the threat that black people posed to America's racial order to the system in nineteen sixty as black folks were marching on the streets across the United States fighting for their rights let's talk briefly if we could about some of the figures that come to the fore here whose names have not appeared and histories before as a should have we can start maybe with Derek brown who is Georgia tech engineering grad student and who well I'm really sort of got things rolling in terms of the role of African Americans yeah Jerry Brown got an engineering degree from Clemson South Carolina went to Georgia tech to get a master's degree in electrical engineering and while there decided that you know he wanted to do something with this new computing technology and he had always been someone who said a form self the power of computing was for him not in gaining power but in distributing knowledge and power to other people in in his community and so one way that he was able to do that along with and spurred on by the black graduate student union at Georgia tech in the early mid nineties was to build the the universal black pages and what that was was Derek and others looking out on the newly formed newly opened newly connected web and seeing islands of black websites that feature black information and black news ways for black folks to connect for business for pleasure for all these reasons but seeing no way for those sites to be connected that is that there was no way that these were navigable if I wanted to build a neighborhood let's say of black information and black websites there was no way to connect them so a user would simply have to know that a website exist or just happen upon them and so what Derek did was to say let's link all of these sites and that became his work in that early period that was called the universal black pages that started really as a community interest as a hobby as a service that he later tried to turn into a business did not work out that way but was a valiant effort and as we said earlier the trajectory that I alluded to was to use technology increasingly as a tool for change and we see that in many of the stories that you highlighted in the U. tell although to a great extent it's I think it's safe to say that racial status I'd still go to racial sites in nonracial cites the non racial slurs in in some respects than you know you might be referring to one of the the studies I did several years ago that showed that will be look at online traffic navigate certain patterns when we look at the way that users move through the the online ecosystem that there is a a pattern where folks that are interested in sites that have very slice content be that imagery and tax and video and other kinds of content that are four by about that represent the interest of people of color that they tend to find their way to other sites like that and similar for those looking at sites that don't feature replies content in some way and so what that tells me is that there is there still is an interest and the folks being able to find each other to build community to have a connection in this world that used to be what we called virtual but now is simply our everyday life and if you just joined us our guesses child McElwain he's vice provost of factly engagement development and professor of media culture and communication and then what you is also the author of a book that we're discussing called black software the internet and racial justice from the Afro net to black lives matter and we do welcome your involvement in the program so let me tell you how you can be part of the program you give us a.

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How to avoid epic Thanksgiving failures

"Hey welcome back to Forman Scott Shafer here today for Michael Krasny and for the rest of the hour we're delving into the thanksgiving holiday and a lot of people will tell you that thanksgiving is their favorite holiday the food it's not divided by religious traditions but of course it can also be very stressful specially if you're hosting the event and so for the rest the are we're going to delve into how to avoid epic failures when it comes to the meal you're cooking in the entertaining all that entails what to do if you forget the key ingredient for example or if there are family or guests who are want to talk about politics or something else is going to be a little dicey joining me to talk about that maybe dish out some advice Cassidy Olson kitchen and cooking editor for reviewed dot com welcome thanks for joining us Hey thanks for driving me also Margie Ryerson is a family and marriage therapist based in Wildwood creek and Margie good to have you as well I'm sure we'll have some questions about dealing with unruly family members as to what it is about I guess it's just it's always been an issue I guess but it seems like it's more acute now in this particular area that we're in but I want to begin with the food and the meal and and Cassie also what what in in terms of your experience what like what are some of the most common food related problems our kitchen problems that come up at thanksgiving yes I think things giving can be such a stressful time because of course the food is so central and everyone's so excited to you know actually died and then there's a million moving parts often you're eating at like two PM you're eating much earlier in the day then usually would be so I think the biggest issue that most people have is just the timing aspect and of course you know today with thanksgivings two days out now is a great time to get be getting ready for thanksgiving for not already ready so I think really people are you know not defrosting Turkey's long enough which I've had the same issue in the past they're not you know planning out dishes in advance about trying to she's in advance they're not cooking in advance so you know they got up at the crack of dawn and are scrambling all day you don't get to spend as much time with the family yeah that's inevitable but I think preparation is really key and then you know of course I'm sure people of trying to deep fry Turkey is our snatched her keys are do weird things with her case yeah I always an issue as well and probably not a great time to try out recipes you've never tried yeah probably not a great time to just start launching new things in your family I think in general if you have any time at this point it's kind of crunch time but cooking in advance is a great idea but yeah I think the right time to do the tried and true is I think that's why it's a you know holiday tradition tradition

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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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10:21 min | 3 years ago

"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To forum on Michael Krasny. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised to win his fourth consecutive term. After an extremely close election. Both Tanya who and has made opponent been against the cleared victory. Yesterday Netanyahu likely has the edge in forming a coalition government because of the strong showing of other right wing parties. Joining us I to make sense of the election where it stands as Michael Arnold is bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian territories for Bloomberg news and welcome Michael good to have you with us. Thanks very much. I guess the place to begin here is what do we know? Now is it over is definitely over because it was pretty thin razor edge in terms of the voting numbers. But the coalition is going to be successful Netanyahu is going to be once again, prime minister. Yeah. There hasn't been an official declaration of the result of that was only come tomorrow. But at at this point, I mean, you know, barring some kind of divine intervention, you know, I think you could say that Netanyahu will be chosen to form the next government. Benny Ganz the challenger. He's gonna make a statement in about fifteen minutes, which could could be a concession speech. It was very odd that last night I mean before after the exit polls, but before we started to get official resolve against gave a victory speech. So for a couple of hours, they're really the outcome seemed to be in doubt. But as a valid started to become that, it became pretty clear that Netanyahu had the upper hand until you also has to put him Ali cloud over said, he's been indicted, and there's all kinds of corruption charges that are moving forward is this going to be possibly short term. I would expect so one of the questions that we're going to be looking at is what one that's on. Yahoo be demanding and coalition negotiations and one of the one of the things that everybody speculating about is that she's going to choose coalition partners who will try to grant him immunity from prosecution as long as he's an office. I think he's going to have a hard time getting that through because you know, all but really the the truly fire right parties have said that they won't do that even into now who's Likud party doesn't want to do that. So I think he's going to have difficulty. And in that case, you would expect that there'd be an indictment coming probably within the next six months or so he's also step down. You know, you can continue until the final decision he can even appeal that. But if he's indicted, you'd have to thank some of his coalition partners would start to peel away. Well, he hasn't been indicted is going to be a prosecution, isn't it? He hasn't been indicted yet. No, there was the general announced. What's basically, it's an intention to indict or likelihood to indict pending hearing so Netanyahu now has a chance to present his case and say why he thinks the the evidence that will be presented is is not conclusive. But you know, the way it's been until now the way the Israeli system works. You know, I I police give the recommendations very publicly they think it should be indicted in the state prosecutor examines, it also gives us recommendations by publicly he should be indicted. The attorney general gives his recommendations. But this is before anything actually, formerly been filed who I go back to the election for a moment with you. If I could Michael and the the fact of matters. There was a big boycott, or at least an attempt to boycott by Arab citizens of Israel. And I think at least I'm looking at figures suggested about half of those citizens did refuse to vote would that have made a difference? Not not to the final result. You know, neither neither Netanyahu nor Ganz was willing to take our parties into the governing coalition because they don't they don't accept Israel self definition as a Jewish state understandably, so because they're not Jewish and they say this doesn't include me. But so so so there are anathema to the leaders that but form the government's now it's possible that they could have formed like a blocking coalition with gas that would have prevented nothing from formula coalition, but mostly what they did is really hurt themselves. Because now they have fewer representatives and Knesset's economic for bigger budgets that can push back on legislation like the nation state law and things like that is it likely that Netanyahu is going to move ahead and try to annex settlements in the West Bank. That's another sixty four thousand dollar question. You know, when he made that statement, it seems like an off the cuff remark is the the interviewer TV interview, ask prime minister ten years. You talk about this all the time. Mom, didn't you do it? And he said, we'll just just wait and see if I'm reelected, so people didn't take it very seriously here. I mean, it was a big story internationally makir. The impression was that. This is you know, you just throwing anything out there, you know, in a desperate appeal for right wing votes. I think you know, when I mentioned before that in a in a coalition negotiations, he may seek immunity from prosecution for you know, from his partners the quid pro quo there for somebody's right wing parties is that he he actually would push for annexation. So there's a decent chance. You know? I mean, even though for ten years, he has resisted it. And in fact, he was the one who blocked calls from his coalition to annex in the past. The situation is different now with him facing potential indictment again is bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian authorities. Excuse me. Territories and representing Bloomberg news. Thank you so much for joining us this morning. Good to have you with us. Thank you. We're now going to get some local Barry reactions to the election results. Joining us Janin's curious, she's visiting lecturer at Stanford. Also, former Jerusalem bureau chief and Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post to have you back with us on forum. Welcome. Good morning. Michael good morning to you. We'll also say good morning Daniels. Socachy CEO the new Israel fund, a nonprofit organization describes itself as the leading organization advancing and protecting liberal democracy in Israel, welcome Daniel, so catch. Hi, michael. Hi, good. To have you with us. So good to have Jonathan were neck with us. He joins us here in studio. He is share the northern California. Apec the American Israel Public affairs committee and welcome to the program. My pleasure to have you Janin's carry let me begin with you. And let's talk about what this means what this means for the labor party. I mean, this is a big party in terms of the peace process in the nineties, you covered all of that. It seems now as if this is maybe vanquished meant for the labor party, and that may mean, no window open left. We're no possibility left for some kind of two state solution or work with the Palestinian store piece. The conventional wisdom looking at the poor showing that labour had, but if you really look at this blue and white party of Benny Ganz, the main challenge Netanyahu. I mean, they thought I with thirty five votes. So a lot of people that may formerly have been called labor are now part of that party. So I wouldn't sound the death-knell completely of the left. But what for sure in the big picture what this shows is that Netanyahu now fourth fifth time as prime minister has really molded a slight majority of Isreaeli electorate in his image. And in the country has has moved to the right as a whole. And if it's not surprising that Netanyahu got the kind of support that he got because he spent the last however, many years near as long as I've been covering him like twenty years now, basically saying he's the only one who can can protect Israel from the threats that surrounded and now he's got a long list of successes that he can point to his to his supporters, including just. Prevalence of quiet in the country, first of all apart from a few rocket attacks that they've had to have had the major sort of suicide bombings that you saw in the ninety s a very strong economy. Secondly, he got prime and then when it comes to President Trump he got him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He got him to move the embassy to Jerusalem, the decision on goal on the Golan Heights inserting symbolically that Israel controls it. And to boot re every brought back the remains of an Israeli soldier who's been missing in Syria for the last three or four decades. So he's got a long list and for the peace process, though. This is not a great sign, obviously, I agree with my friend, Michael Arnold that this was probably political posturing about annexing settlements in the West Bank. But but overall strongest BB is this whole election when he does all of the parliament is a hail Mary task for him. Because he is the the attorney general said he's planning on indicting him in three graft cases. So as Michael pointed out, this could be a very short lived. Is it possibly another opening though for some kind of a peace process? There's been a lot of talk about Jared Kushner, working behind the scenes and working with the Saudis, particularly, and, you know, the the notion here is perhaps there's some kind of development going on that we don't know about because there's very close ties between the Netanyahu administration and the Trump administration. Yeah. There could be obviously, Jared Kushner does appear to be working on some kind of deal that involves mom had been so Mon and the Arab states. It's not clear to me that that includes Palestinian statehood. I mean, it may. But even if it does you've got several of these right wing parties at beating needs to form his coalition who are saying if it includes Palestinian, statehood, they're not going to be part of his coalition, and then his government will fall. So I don't see how this what if it takes shape that Netanyahu forms the next government. And I mean, there are still actually three hundred thousand votes left to be counted that we're like nail imbalance from soldiers and whatnot. That's rent worth about eight seats in the Knesset, but assuming that he forms the next government. It's going to be a right wing government that rejects Palestinian, statehood. So I don't see how they move forward with any peace plan than would lead to that result. To carry a gun is visiting lecturer at Stanford and former Jerusalem bureau chief and Middle East correspondent for the. Washington Post and. With us in studio. He's the northern California. Apec group, the American Israel, Public affairs committee and. Let's get your response to this. John warnaco. I mean, this is basically a right wing status quo administration, at least it would appear that way and apex come under fire by Representative ill, Omar for the Benjamins and all this idea that somehow there's close coordination between APEC and supporting Israel, are you pleased with the results. Well, I think it's I really important for me to mention that while I am a leader lay leader where they pack..

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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

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"michael krasny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Our Twitter handle is at forum. You can also, of course, go to our Facebook page, but we do want to hear from you want your involvement in lane. Let me go back to you. As we come up on the break your tools for workers to keep focus. Yeah. The startup community has got all sorts of ideas for ways to combat some of the problems and plan offices, and I would strongly encourage you to have a look at somebody's line because it's like a dystopia out there. So there was one I found I think the start of the school hush me. The idea is that you put you put this mechanism over your face over your mouth. So you can talk on a phone, and you won't be hurt by the rest of the office. You didn't like Bain from Batman. It looks insane. There's another idea from Panasonic. They had these Pieman blinkers. The idea is you've wrap this fabric around your head. And you won't be distracted by all the people around you the idea that we have to voice box is on and human blinkers in order to combat the the open plan office problems. I think. Different technology, hath, wrought, more technology. Let me read a comment from Wendy. Who is a nursing mom and says when I went back to work after my son was born I was put in an open cubicle. As a nursing mother, though. I needed a private space several times a day, and the only space was the ladies restroom pumping in that space was to put a mildly unacceptable. The company moved me to the next private office that opened up. Well, we'll hear more of your thoughts and your impressions in your experiences. Again, we're talking more deputy editor of the lex column with the financial times. Shanta Pogue MacLaurin who is global workplace leader with Gessler and nNcholas of all who is editor of an plus magazine and author of cubed a secret history of the workplace our listeners, speak up and speak out when we return. You're listening to forum on public radio. I'm Michael Krasny..

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Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence

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Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence

"Which Norman Lear produced and wrote Charlotte Rae in a documentary about the facts of life a spinoff of different. Strokes railroaded giant befall. And a rice sense of humor to both shows which helped revive the flagging fortunes of NBC at the time Charlotte raise last screen appearance. Was in the movie Ricky and the flash When she, was nearly ninety shortly before she was. Diagnosed with bone cancer net Libby NPR. News police in Chicago say at least forty people were shot there over the weekend at least four people died the Chicago Tribune, reports the largest single shooting came early Sunday, morning when gunmen fired on a group of people standing in a neighborhood Chicago police chief Fred Waller link most. Of the shootings to. Gang violence I'm korva Coleman NPR news in Washington Support. For NPR comes from tirerack offering a tire decision guide to help customers find tires that fit their car and, driving conditions with, a network of more than seven thousand independent installers tirerack. Dot com helping. Drivers find deliver install You're hearing morning edition. On k. q. e. d. public radio little later this morning on science will hear about the first pharmaceutical drug derived from marijuana which may soon be coming to drugstores near you it's a medication to reduce, seizures in. Epilepsy patients, a Berkeley teenager was the first patient to try the drug, after his. Mom went to extraordinary efforts and risked. Arrest to get it, for, him here, more on science during morning edition this morning at six twenty two. And again eight twenty two here on kqed public radio. After morning edition it's forum this is. Michael Krasny today on forum in our second hour Airbnb strategic advisor chip Conley joins us to discuss his new book wisdom at warp it's all about how to stay relevant in the workplace as you age join us for forum, it's nine to. Eleven here on public radio Hot and dry weather is forecast in the, Sacramento valley with smoke from wildfires affecting air quality. Today's forecast high in Sacramento is, ninety six degrees with very light to westerly. Breezes this afternoon in the bay area sunny warm day is forecast well hot and dry in the inland valleys of the bay area morning clouds along, the coast should burn off by noon today's highs. Will range from the mid and upper sixties at. The coast to the seventies and eighties around the bay eight upper eighties and low nineties bay area inland seven and a half minutes now past four o'clock morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene in, Culver City. California and, Noel king in Washington DC good morning what exactly was the, nature of. A meeting between Donald Trump junior and. A Russian operative at, Trump, Tower in, two thousand sixteen the White House I said that meeting was about. Adoption policy but the president has described it in other. Ways and then yesterday he tweeted quote. This was a meeting to get information on An opponent he said in that same tweet that it was legal but he also. Said, that he knew nothing about it the president's, also been tweeting about his former, campaign, chairman Paul Manafort Manafort is back. In federal. Court this week he's on trial for Bank and tax fraud, his trial comes out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference Chuck Rosenberg. Is on the line with me now he's, a former federal federal prosecutor he worked in the. Eastern district of Virginia where manafort's, trial is taking place Mr. Rosenberg good morning Good morning well all right so. This isn't the first time that the, president has acknowledged that this meeting. Was affected Lee an attempt to get dirt. On Hillary Clinton President Trump of course. Was not at that meeting why do you think that President Trump is bringing. This back, up now See'ums mightily concerned about it and perhaps with good reason if, you look at the indictment that the Muller team lodged against the Russian military officials. From the GRU we know that in, March and April of two thousand sixteen so prior to the meeting and Trump Tower the g. are you already started to hack into the emails of, the Clinton campaign the Democratic National Committee and the, democratic congressional campaign, committee fast forward to that meeting I. Think, the operative question Noel is what did the US persons Trump, junior Manafort and others attending that. Meeting know, about what the Russians had already done and did? They joined. That, conspiracy even. After it began with the president has said said on Twitter that this meeting was quote totally, legal also though made an attempt or made. An effort, to to, say I didn't know anything. About it I mean could this particular meeting cause legal trouble for president Trump Quite. Possibly it certainly seems like it could cause legal trouble for the Americans who attended the meeting at the very least meeting with a. Hostile foreign power with the Russians should trigger counter intelligence concerns among any sort of savvy political. Person first thing you do is pick up the phone and call the. FBI they don't seem to have done that could cause legal trouble for the president quite possibly as. Well particularly if having heard about the meeting getting the readout from his son about what happened at the, meeting he tries to cover up the intent of the. Meaning he tells false stories about what the meeting was, four and as we know dictates a statement on Air. Force One, concealing the purpose of the. Meeting that's an obstruction of, Justice quite, possibly and it could land the president and others around him and quite a bit of. Trouble let's talk about one person who formerly was around the president who is potentially in quite a bit of trouble palm Manafort since we last talked to you the trial started the government is laid out some pretty powerful evidence for. The jury do you think prosecutors are in a strong position heading into week two or how. Would you characterize your position no I think that's exactly right I think. It's a strong physician and here's why these cases paper intensive document cases tax fraud and Bank fraud. Tender run according to script there's somewhat formulaic the government introduces income they introduce expenditures they put on accountants, to show that the accountants didn't know that Mr. Manafort. For instance had foreign Bank accounts or that he was, concealing income and then unwittingly these accountants help them prepare. Tax returns, that he files with the. IRS which understated income and, omit the, fact that he has control over these foreign Bank accounts all of that is formulaic and. All of that is precisely what's happening in a courtroom in the eastern district of Virginia manafort's case are testifying to These things yeah That's exactly right and so what I expect you'll see in the coming week is a little bit more. Of the same there'll be some summary witnesses from the FBI who will total up the amount of money in the Bank accounts and ultimately will tie those accounts to Mr. Manafort directly will show that he committed income from his. Income tax returns then I expect we'll hear. From, Mr., gates well. Yeah that is that is that is the big, question? This week right manafort's Paul, manafort's longtime deputy Rick gates expected to. Take the stand how does he fit into the? Prosecution, strategy here well criminals tend to. Run with criminals so Mr. gates. Isn't admitted criminal Mr. Manafort is. An accused criminal it shouldn't surprise the jury very much that these two guys plotted together conspired did much of the same thing tax fraud and Bank fraud to fat in. Their own waltz I think the government will put Mr. gates, on the stand they'll they'll have him. Admit To all his wrongdoing that's fairly typical to and then they'll take him step by step through. The indictment having him explain each of the. Things, that, he and. Mr. Manafort did together to cheat the IRS and, to? Fraud banks and just briefly, how do you see Mr. manafort's defense. Lawyers countering the government's case what's your strategy here? Well, they're gonna try and do two. Things one they'll try and say. That Mr. Manafort lack the intent. To defraud the IRS or the bank's perhaps if his income tax returns understated income they'll say it was an accident because he was a very busy man and second I. Think they'll try to pin as much of this on Mr., gates as they possibly can The real one at fault took Rosenberg, was a federal prosecutor in the eastern district of Virginia thanks so much Israel passed a law last month that continues to cause controversy the, nation state law defines Israel? As the, nation state of the Jewish, people critics say this? Law, discriminates against religious minorities like Muslims and. Christians. Who make up about a fifth of the Israeli population as NPR's Daniel estrin reports from Tel Aviv this law is sparking protests, from religious, group that's one of Israel's staunchest supporters the Druze religious minority in Israel. Held an, unprecedented protests this weekend thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's main square chanting the Hebrew word for quality She The you are religious group and shoot of, Islam their ethnic. Arabs but unlike most other Arab, citizens they've committed to serving in the Israeli, army they.

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Michael Krasny talks to Lillian Faderman about Harvey Milk

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03:06 min | 4 years ago

Michael Krasny talks to Lillian Faderman about Harvey Milk

"Welcome to forum i'm michael krasny lillian inflator men's new biography of harvey milk looks beyond his iconic status as san francisco's first openly gay supervisor and delves into the musings and misadventures brought him to california harvey milk has lives and death explores milk's career in theatre his stint in the navy has days working on wall street and lillian fadiman is also the author of the gay revolution a history about the struggle for gay and lesbian rights in fetterman welcome back to forum thank you michael thank you for having me glad to have you it's been probably about twenty years twenty years i think is delighted to because you're in i mean harvey is an i no doubt about you sort of an icon to in many ways international and much recognized acclaimed scholar of lgbt history and literature and someone the chronicle of higher education said as a mother of lesbian as also musing about how kind of strange it would be for harvey milk where your life today to try to keep up with all the changes in terms of gender identity and sexual identity in the fluidity and the kind of morphing and mutating that we've been through but let's talk about harvey milk today's excuse me tomorrow is a day to celebrate harvey milk set aside for that purpose and i was thinking about asking you first about his radicalization because he really had nothing to do with stonewall flyer inviting them to a homosexual as the word was then a homosexual lecture and he told harvey about it and harvey was shocked harvey said you shouldn't do that you'll upset those people so much your advertising that their homosexual so harvey was very different in the early nineteen sixties than the man he became in the seventy s very different is putting a model was i was a goldwater supporter i me like the libertarian more than maybe he liked the republicanism buddy was also kind of a i think was wandering jew he was going all over the place looking for an identity but working in so many different ways that you wouldn't expect he was a teacher but he's also in the navy and he was doing production work around broadway with things like jesus christ superstar we learn from your book and hello dolly at hair and and the reality an investment banker i mean these are the sorts of things you don't identify with harvey milk yes and that's why i call it the lives and death of harvey milk was so many different people but i think that in each of those various harvey's he learned something and he used all of that as a politician i i think he finally found himself in the last five years of his life but he took a long time searching for who the real harvey was and it was only in san francisco that the real harvey emerged but even in san francisco you think harvey milk with that camera store has which was a hang out and castro street and suddenly a number of years later one of the hundred most significant men in america according to our people in america human beings in america according to time magazine it's it's a it's an extraordinary story in a quantum jump and let's talk about the beginnings of that i

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Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

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01:45 min | 4 years ago

Michigan State to pay $500 million to Nassar sex abuse victims

"The california report team and john sepulveda's will be along at five fifty one six fifty one and eight fifty one for you right here this is michael state good morning it's six after four forum begins with michael krasny at nine and at nine forum we'll discuss san francisco's proposition e which you no doubt have heard about it would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products including flavored vaping liquids supporters of proposition ise this will keep tobacco out of the hands of teens but opponents say the measure would hurt small businesses you'll hear from both sides of the issues in the nine o'clock hour at ten former israeli prime minister ehud barak joins forum to discuss his new memoir he'll give his perspective on the recent violence in gaza and other issues as well former israeli prime minister abe who barack in the ten o'clock hour of forum this morning bay weather today mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy highs is cool as the sixties near the coast and around the bay up to the mid seventy s inland here's more morning edition the time again seven after four this is morning edition from npr news i'm david greene in culver city california and i'm rachel martin in washington dc three hundred and thirty two women it's hard to wrap your head around that number think about a huge auditorium think about that auditorium filled to capacity three hundred and thirty two that's the number of women who alleged that they were sexually abused by larry nassar he's the former sports doctor at the michigan's at michigan state university who also worked for usa gymnastics yesterday the university of michigan agreed to pay five hundred million dollars to settle these hundreds of claims yesterday's proposed settlement is one of the largest ever for sexual abuse victims we're joined now by the.

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China announces it's imposing new tariffs on 128 US products

02:27 min | 4 years ago

China announces it's imposing new tariffs on 128 US products

"California's now fighting the feds over its interest in protecting immigrants in the country illegally the twenty four years ago the tone was very different no one recognized that there was people power in the immigrant community and their allies we didn't know we were that powerful i'm brian watt how pushing back against proposition one eightyseven galvanized a bay area community tomorrow on morning edition this is michael krasny today on forum in our nine o'clock hour we'll have our weekly politics roundup then in the second hour local author nikki meredith will join us her new book is called the manson women and me monsters morality and murder for nine to eleven here on kqed public radio and coming up this morning and science self driving cars are entering a new age in starting this week the dmv is allowing companies to get permits for testing cars without a backup driver in them while this new technology has many tech lovers excited some people are worried about what this could mean for road safety science reporters take a closer look comes up this morning in morning edition at six twenty two in eight twenty two here on kqed public radio good morning expect sunshine later today with highs sixty s along the coast in peninsula seventies further inland currently fifty four degrees in san francisco it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i made martin good morning president trump is targeting china on trade and now china is fighting back starting today the chinese government will be imposing three billion dollars worth of new tariffs on a list of us products this is retaliation for the trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum here's rob schmitz joins us now live from shanghai hero mourning rachel what exactly are we talking about here what us products are going to take a hit this is a long and wide ranging list we have one hundred and twenty eight products from apples and berries pork products recycled aluminum ethanol and the tariffs that'll be slapped on these american products when they enter china will range from fifteen to twenty five percent in a statement china's ministry of commerce said quote we hope that the united states will rescind its measures that violate world trade organization rules as quickly as possible and those measures.

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US payrolls surge in February but wage growth elusive

02:14 min | 4 years ago

US payrolls surge in February but wage growth elusive

"I'm side is and i'm a long haul this week on kqed's the duelists will feature a theatrical alternative to march madness and a fochi from vermont that alongside an artist thoughtfully taking on human trafficking though shows and more on the dualist our guy very best in arts and the bay area this friday in every friday morning at 620 to an eightwicket kqed's morning and this is michael krasny here's what's coming up later today on form with meena kim uc berkeley professor and former secretary of labor robert rice will join us in a studio to talk about his new book the common good we shouldn't be swayed by the myth having nutro free market we must make the market work for us join us for forum nine to eleven right here on kqed public radio mostly cloudy today with temperatures in the '60s and a ten percent chance of showers tonight live from npr news in washington i'm louise schiavone after more than a year of hot rhetoric at name calling between their two nations north korea's kim jong own and president trump are preparing to meet in person the development caught people by surprise around the world and at home former us ambassador to the un bill richardson said frankly when i heard the news i was speech was flabbergasted it keeps streamling risky for president trump but i commend him he spoke to abc news richardson has traveled to north korea several times the us stipulates this is a meeting not a negotiation the labor department releases the government's latest monthly employment reports at this hour and pr zyuganov gucci has more analysts expect the job market to show continued strength they project about two hundred thousand new jobs which could lower the unemployment rate further but last month's report also showed a big spike in wage growth assign that employers are facing higher workforce costs that stoked fears that costs would increase across the board pushing inflation higher and prompting the federal reserve to raise interest rates sooner that spurred a global stock selloff however most analysts are not projecting wages to show similar wage growth for february.

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