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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Appears Personally in Court
"Myanmar's leader. Aung san suu. Cheap has appeared in court in person for the first time since the military seized power on february. First michael sullivan reports from neighboring thailand. Her lawyer says the seventy five year old suci looked in good health and wished myanmar's health as well. He said her defense team was able to meet with her for about thirty minutes. Before the largely procedural hearing in the capital nippy suji faces several charges including violating the colonial era official secrets act. if convicted. She could be jailed for up to fourteen years so she has been in detention since the morning of the coup. Her supporters say. The charges against her are politically motivated aimed at keeping her from holding office in the future. The military justified its goo- by claiming massive fraud in the november twenty twenty election. Suci party won in a landslide
"michael sullivan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Infection rates high. As we hear from Michael Sullivan in this story that first aired on morning edition, many overseas Americans are desperate for the U. S government to help them Thailand has vaccinated less than 2% of its population. Even his infection rates this month have reached new highs, and that scares many Americans living here who are desperate to get jabbed. President Biden made a very public announcement that all Americans would have access to vaccines and overseas. There are literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who do not have access to vaccines right now, and we're thinking What are we chopped liver? That's Paul, Grisly Chairman of Democrats abroad Piland He says he's happy the U. S government took the lead and finding vaccines He just wants Americans abroad included, And on this point, there is rare bipartisan agreement here in Thailand anyway, Look, I'm 100% behind our common push to get Americans vaccinated. By the embassy. Tony Rodriguez lives in Bangkok and his vice president for Republicans Overseas Asia. I'm sure a lot of you realize that it's a bit difficult, sometimes for Democrats. The Republicans work together, but I thought this was a great opportunity to do something together, and we're all Americans. Last month, they sent a letter to Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Asking the Thailand become a pilot program for vaccinating U. S. Citizens abroad, for whom a 16 hour flight home is too daunting. Too dangerous or too expensive. Little grisly. I have two small Children, 10 and seven. We would all have to go together. We would have to be tested several times, We would probably have to find a place to stay for four weeks. While we're getting vaccines, Number one and number two. Then on their turn to Thailand, we would have to spend two weeks in mandatory hotel quarantine. Well, then, he says, even if the family managed to stay with relatives, it had cost them at least $10,000.6 to 7 weeks minimum. Tony Rodriguez of Republicans overseas I'm 60, and a lot of my friends are in their sixties and their seventies, even their eighties and I'm very concerned about them as well. Not all of them have the wherewithal to fly home. And they have really very limited options. But some have gotten very creative in finding a hack. My name is Reuben el such men. I'm originally from New York and worked in finance in Wall Street for about almost 20 years. Bushman lives in Bangkok and at the end of April with cases they're spiking. He flew to the closest U. S soil he could find. On the Pacific island of Guam, where he had his choice of US vaccines. You could get any of them. There's plenty of supply here. He chose Fizer and while he did have to quarantine on arrival in Guam He says the U. S government paid for it. So for two weeks Nice hotel on the beach, Full Internet whole food. Three meals a day will do your laundry and it's 100% free, and it's a lot closer and a lot cheaper than flying all the way back to the states. He'll still have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival in Thailand. But the issue is on the White House's radar here's press Secretary Jen Psaki last week. We have not historically provided private health care for Americans living overseas, so that remains our policy. But I don't have anything to predict in terms of what may be ahead. Americans here in Thailand hope it's change. After.
More Than 700 Civilians Killed By Myanmar Junta Since Coup
"Civilian leader on San Souci was hit with another criminal charge by the military this time for allegedly breaching covert 19 restrictions under the country's natural disaster management law. Souci, who has been detained since the February 1st coup now faces six criminal charges altogether, as well as lengthy prison sentences. Meanwhile, more than 80 people were killed by security forces on Friday. It's the largest single death toll in weeks, Yet protesters are still trying to reverse the military coup. Some say it has left me and more on the brink of collapse. Reporter Michael Sullivan spoke with a woman who has lived through several crackdowns in Myanmar and a warning this story contains graphic descriptions of violence. University of Washington professor Mary Callahan has had a front row seat watching me and Mar descend into chaos. Her neighborhood in the commercial capital Yangon. Ah, hot spot for protests and the crackdowns that follow seeing from my condo balcony. People fleeing Into the spider web of streets in the neighborhood and soldiers chasing them in then random shootings and the terrorizing Of the people on the streets every night. Her routine the past few months has included a nightly walk around the neighborhood just before sundown and nightly chats with some of the young people. They all know me and they all know I speak for my knees. And it's like they wait for me to show me Grisly pictures and videos of things. They took or they pulled off Somehow, social media even though they no longer have no bio data. Mobile data was cut
Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown
"And Myanmar. There's been no lead up to the military's a violent crackdown on opponents of the February 1st coup that deposed the democratically elected government led by young song sushi. As Michael Sullivan reports from neighboring Thailand. At least two people were killed yesterday, Security forces opened fire with live ammunition on protesters in several towns in the center of the country. State run television says arrest warrants have been issued for more than a dozen critics of the regime, including journalists and actors. The assistance Association for Political Prisoners are local rights group. Says at least 550 civilians have been killed since February. 1st, including nearly 50
Anguish in Myanmar After Weekend of 'Outrageous' Bloodshed
"People today after the bloodiest weekend since the February 1st coup Michael Sullivan reports from neighboring Thailand, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Says. Most of Monday's deaths occurred in the dugong neighborhood in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon on state run television said security forces dispersed crowds of violent terrorist people. Claimed only one was injured. The AP P also said that the death toll from Saturday's bloodshed had risen to more than 140. Authorities in neighboring Thailand denied accusations from rights groups. That it had pushed back more than 2000 people who'd fled Myanmar over the weekend after the military conducted airstrikes against territory held by the ethnic minority Karen National Union. The airstrikes were apparent retaliation for a K a new attack on a military post that left several soldiers did for NPR News. I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai
Thailand Prime Minister Offers To Take Myanmar Refugees
"Thailand's prime minister is offering to help refugees from me and mark who are escaping airstrikes by the Myanmar military. Several people were killed on Sunday after a brutal crackdown on Saturday left more than 100. People dead. Michael Sullivan has more from neighboring Thailand. There were fewer protests and fewer casualties on Sunday as the country mourned those lost the day before the dead included at least six Children. Security forces reportedly opened fire on one funeral on Sunday, witnesses said, but there were no reports of injuries. Military airstrikes against an ethnic minority controlled area near the Thai border on Saturday left at least three dead, according to local media. Thousands of Villagers fled the area to Thailand after the air strikes. In the north of the country. Fighting broke out on Sunday between the military and members of another armed minority group, the kitchen Independence Army. Protesters are urging the armed minority groups to join them in ridding Myanmar of military rule for NPR news are Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai.
Myanmar Mourns Deadliest Day Since Military Coup Began
"Of mourning in Myanmar today after security forces killed at least 114 people on Saturday during protests against the February 1st coup. It was the bloodiest day since the coup and came as the military celebrated armed Forces Day with parades and displays of military hardware in the capital. And with live ammunition against protesters all over the country. Joining me now from neighboring Thailand is reporter Michael Sullivan. Michael are things any better today? They were. There were far fewer deaths than yesterday, which saw dozens killed in the most biggest city and gone and in its second city, Mandalay, including several Children that were scattered protests today, But almost everyone knew that yesterday was going to be the pivotal day protesters had called for massive demonstrations against the military on its special day. And the military signaled its intentions on state run television Friday night, warning protesters against taking to the streets saying anyone who did so ran the risk of being I'm quoting here, shot in the head or the back, which sadly happened
He was charged in George Floyd's death. Now his trial begins Monday.
"And urged calm. Michael Sullivan reporting Opening statements get underway tomorrow in the trial of a former Minnesota police officer charged in the death of George Floyd Direct show. Vin is facing manslaughter and murder charges in Floyd's death.
Myanmar forces kill dozens of people, including children
"Forces in Myanmar are reported to have opened fire on Mourners at a funeral of one of the victims among more than 100 people killed during Saturday's demonstrations. Michael Sullivan reports. It's the highest single day death toll since the coup Security forces using Live ammunition against protesters all over the country. As the military celebrated armed forces day, dozens were killed in Myanmar's largest city and gone dozens more in the second city Ben DeLay, including a five year old boy, Myanmar jets also conducted airstrikes against the village in an area controlled by the ethnic Corin minority, whereas civil society groups as it least two were killed. The Karen National Union had earlier claimed. Who have taken a Myanmar military post near the Thai border. As tensions continue to rise following the coup, the leader of another armed ethnic militia warned his group may be forced to protect protesters. If the military doesn't stop killing for
Myanmar forces kill dozens in deadliest day since coup
"Across the country today, Michael Sullivan reports from neighboring Thailand on the deadliest day in nearly two months of demonstrations led by young people against the coup. It's the highest single day toll in weeks and won many protesters had feared. Crackdown by the military as a show of strength on armed forces Day protesters turned out all over the country to denounce the February 1st coup. Coup leader general men on lung mark the day with a televised address from the Capitol bombing to protect the people. While denouncing what he called terrorism harmful to state security. You're listening to NPR news.
Myanmar junta puts on show of force as protest-hit nation resists
"The military in Myanmar is cracking down even harder on protesters there. Reports that security forces have shot and killed more than 90 people today. More than 320. People have been killed since the coup on February. 1st reporter Michael Sullivan has been following developments in Myanmar. We've reached him in Thailand, Michael, Thanks so much for being with us. You're welcome, Scott. What seems to be behind the increase in violence today a couple of things one today was armed Forces Day in Myanmar, and that's a big deal for a military that's ruled the country. Often brutally. For much of the past 70 years. It's a proud institution and one that wouldn't go easy on having lots of demonstrators in the streets today, denouncing the military defying the military. Nearly two months after the coup, and that's pretty much what happened. Many protesters have been fearing such a crackdown for this very reason. But they turned out today anyway. Scott all over the country in the biggest demonstrations in weeks. The security forces responded with live ammunition and little remorse. Even for those who weren't protesters, local media reports several Children killed by security forces, including a five year old boy in Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay. Today it was Thesiger bloodiest day since the go Mm hmm. Have have the leaders of the military government registered any reaction other than their actions. No reaction. But the coup leader, Senior general middle Long gave a televised address from the capital Naypyidaw this morning justifying the coup yet again is necessary, accusing the democratically elected government of now deposed leader on some sushi of election fraud in the November general election and election, her National League for Democracy won in a landslide. He also said again that new elections would be held, though he again failed to say when And even though he didn't address the protest directly, he did vow to, as he put it, safeguard democracy, warning that violent acts that effect stability and security again, His words are inappropriate.
Dozens killed as Myanmar military declares martial law in largest city
"Forces shot and killed more than a dozen pro democracy demonstrators Monday after the bloodiest weekend since the coup there on February. 1st Michael Sullivan has the latest from neighboring Highland martial law has been declared in several townships in and around Myanmar's largest city and gone after security forces opened fire on protesters there on Sunday, killing at least 22. Several Chinese run factories were set on fire, prompting a strong response from Beijing, urging Myanmar's authorities to protect China's businesses and its people. There was no condemnation of the security forces brutal crackdown against protesters. Anti China sentiment has been growing in Myanmar, with Beijing widely seen as being supportive of the coup makers. Mobile data service has now been cut in Yangon is wealth protesters have been using their phones. Toe live stream the military's attacks on demonstrators for
Several More Coup Protesters Killed in Myanmar
"In Myanmar. The military junta has declared martial law in parts of Yangon, the country's largest city. Now the move follows one of the most lethal crackdowns by security forces against protesters since February, 1st when the military seized control of the government. Local media say nearly 40 people were killed Sunday. Now, despite this protesters were out on the streets again Today reporter Michael Sullivan joins us now from neighboring Thailand. Michael the government seems very motivated on putting an end to these demonstrations. What's the latest? They are motivated. But there were more demonstrations again today as you mentioned in Yangon in Myanmar, second city, Mandalay and elsewhere, and there are reports of more protesters killed by security forces again today as well This after yesterday's violence, the younguns suburb of linked our yard where security forces used live ammunition against protesters, killing dozens. And where several Chinese owned or managed factories were set on fire. It's not clear by whom, though state run media claims protesters prevented firefighters from reaching some of those factories, the Chinese Embassy said. Several of its citizens were injured in those fires and ask the military to protect Chinese property and its citizens, and the Hunter has responded by declaring martial law in length Dario and five other townships. Do we know why those factories were set on fire? No, there is this perception shared by many in Myanmar. I think that China has been largely supportive of the coup makers and hasn't really called out the military for seizing power is the U. S. And Great Britain and others have done And that's really frustrating. Too many Indian mark trying to get this cool overturned and this anti Chinese feeling is real enough that after these fires, according to Reuters, Hi. One advised Taiwanese companies Indian mark to fly the island's flag outside their businesses to avoid being mistaken for mainland China owned businesses. Still no word, though, from depose civilian leader on son Souci since her arrest of February 1st up it's Saturday, a high ranking official member of her party, the National League for Democracy, urged protesters You continue to resist, Michael, is this having any effect? It doesn't seem to be. I mean, the party's acting vice president has been in hiding along with many other NLD leaders, and he surfaced on video on Saturday, calling this the darkest moment for the nation and urged the NLD supporters and Myanmar's ethnic minority groups, some of whom have armed wings who've been fighting against the military for decades. Come together and continue what he called this revolution. But the speech doesn't seem to have gotten much traction among the protesters or the ethnic minority groups and the demonstrators don't need any more encouragement there Disobedience movement and a general strike. Have already brought much of the economy to a halt.
At least 12 people shot dead in Myanmar anti-coup protests
"Protesters were killed by security forces this weekend. Michael sullivan has the latest. The acting leader of myanmar's now deposed but democratically elected government. Today spoke out for the first time since the coup mullen canton has been in hiding along most other senior officials of aung san suu cheese national league for democracy in a facebook address. He called this. The darkest moment for the nation and vowed a revolution protesters in the streets have been pursuing just that with a civil disobedience movement and general strike. That's brought much of the economy to a halt at least five or killed in myanmar second largest city mandalay when security forces used live ammunition against a peaceful sit-in many more were wounded for npr news.
Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters
"More than 1.4 million people a day are getting their shots. In Myanmar Supporters of militaries. February 1st coup attacked and injured several anti coup protesters more from Michael Sullivan. News reports say there were about 1000 of the military supporters aren't with knives, clubs and rocks, some of whom chased down and beat Auntie Khoo protesters. The violence followed Facebook's decision to ban all military linked accounts from both Facebook and Instagram. Decision, these social media platform said was prompted
Malaysian court temporarily halts deporting Myanmar nationals
"Immigration officials in Malaysia have deported more than 1000 million mar nationals and move human rights groups say could put them at risk. Following the February 1st coup. The military carried out in the country, formally known as Burma, Michael Sullivan is following developments from neighboring Thailand. Malaysian court ordered a halt to the immediate deportation of the Myanmar nationals earlier in the day. Pending the outcome of a hearing on Wednesday to suspend the deportation altogether. Instead, hundreds were loaded up to three Myanmar navy ships to begin the journey to a home they fled. Human rights groups say members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya and many from Myanmar's other minority communities are included. Malaysian immigration officials denied this protests against the February 1st coup are continuing in Myanmar, despite warnings from the military protesters have embarked on a confrontational path. That could lead to a loss of life. If the demonstrations don't end for NPR news, I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai.
Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two
"Contaminated. I'm Hardy Milwaukee in Dallas, heading overseas now to Man Mar protesters back on the streets, a day after two demonstrators were killed by police and the military in Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay. Michael Sullivan reports from Bangkok and neighboring Thailand. The protest and the arrest of protesters by the military continued again today, neither side willing to back down after the bloodiest day since the protests began more than two weeks ago. On Saturday. At least two people were killed in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay. When security forces opened fire with live ammunition. Dozens more were wounded. Several 1000 people turned out again today in Mandalay and in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, demanding the coup makers step down. Thousands also turned out in the capital Nippy dog for the funeral of 20 year old Mya 20. What kind the first
Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two
"Security Forces and me and Mara opened fire on a crowd of protesters today, killing two people. Michael Sullivan reports. Demonstrations are continuing three weeks after the military overthrew the nation's democratically elected government.
Biden announces sanctions on Myanmar coup leaders
"One of the preferred tools of his predecessor to punish military leaders and millet Myanmar sanctions. The U. S will freeze about $1 billion worth of Myanmar government assets held in the United States. Military leaders took control of the country in a coup earlier this month and yesterday, Biden called for a return to democracy there. Military must relinquish power it seized and demonstrate respect for the world of the people of Burma. As expressed in their November 8th election. The party of the deposed civilian leader on Song Souci swept those elections. She was detained in the coup, and for the past six days, protesters have filled streets throughout the country. Reporter Michael Sullivan has been following the events in Myanmar and joins us now from his base in neighboring Thailand. Good morning, Michael Good morning. Who exactly do these new sanctions target? We don't know for sure, the administration says details will come later this week, but I think it's pretty safe to say the coup leader, Senior General Men online is at the top of the list, along with a small circle of subordinates, basically the same bunch probably who are sanctioned by the U. S and 2019. For their role in the brutal crackdown against the Muslim minority Rohingya Amid allegations of genocide. President Biden also said the sanctions might not be limited to just the generals but include family members and business interests, too. It's not clear if that meant the family's business interests or the military's like the two very, very large military, one companies involved in all sorts of businesses that jade trade Helicon banks, etcetera, some of which have foreign investors or partners, who came after Western sanctions started being lifted in 2012 at the beginning of what look, then to be the start of me and March transition to Democratic rule Well, Michael, Me and Mara is closer to China and other Southeast Asian countries than it is to the U. S. So considering that how effective can these U. S sanctions be? Yeah, well, that's a good question. When President Biden says he wants to work with international partners toe urge other nations to join in these efforts, But it's going to be a slog not just with China but with other countries in the region and beyond Singapore. Japan, Thailand all jumped in after the opening in 2012 in some cases earlier and there's lots of money to be made in Myanmar and a lot to lose by turning against the generals. About China. It might not be happy with the coup, either. It got along just fine without some shoot on some sushi and their party, and there are some reports the military thought Souci and China were getting on far too well. Myanmar's generals don't really trust China don't like it, in part because of their own long fight against communist insurgents, and even today. China is said to provide weapons to some of the minority ethnic groups fighting Myanmar's military for more autonomy. China like things the way they were with him, some Souci, the military maybe not so much. Since Biden announced the sanctions on Wednesday have the military leaders in Myanmar said anything about that. Not yet, but they haven't been very concerned by sanctions in the past. I don't see them starting now. And of course, with all these people protesting, there's the concern about what might the Myanmar military do? Will anyone get hurt? How has the military responded so far? With restraint of the beginning, and then in the middle. It sort of got a little worse on Tuesday after it issued its veiled warning to prevent acts that violate what it called state's ability, state stability In the rule of law. Things did turn ugly and several places with water cannon and rubber bullets used by police and several different cities. But things to have calmed down since so they're happened. More rests of political figures. Nighttime curfews are in place in some areas. The protesters are still coming out every day in big numbers, and I don't see that changing unless the military shuts it down, forcibly definitively, And that's the big fear, because they've done it before reporter Michael
"michael sullivan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And other security personnel to maintain order over the weekend. For NPR News. I'm Michael Sullivan in Bangkok. Well, before we go. We have an update on this hurricane season, which is already one for the record books. There's now a storm named Alfa and this is just the second time the Greek alphabet has been used for storm names. Megan Borowski is a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. And Megan. There is so much going on right now. Tell us about Alfa. Oh, my goodness. So much going on today, Tania, we had Alfa form just a little while ago off the coast of Portugal. Technically, it is a sub tropical storm. It's in the sub tropical latitudes and has a little less symmetry than a typical tropical system and that's expected to move. To the Northeast and expect impact Portugal over the next couple of days and Spain just heavy rainfall in that area. Also today, we have tropical storm Wilfred forms in the eastern Atlantic Ocean that is also expected to track westward. Through the central Atlantic. Not expected to impact landed, although yeah, there's several how we're Sally. Even in this moment now, we were just talking about Sally a few days ago. I know, right? It was a hurricane a few days ago. Now we just have the remnants of Sally right now exiting the mid Atlantic Coast, impacting the Delmarva Peninsula with some rainfall, but that'll quickly move off shore in the next couple of hours or so, Tanya. So much to watch here. Alfa will not be a threat to the U. S. But it is still moving along the North making Brodsky is a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network..
"michael sullivan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Bye from NPR News on Corbett Coleman. The Trump administration is ordering a halt to evictions across the U. S. The order potentially applies to tens of millions of people at risk of losing their homes. NPR's Kris Arnold says the action comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says. Lucky. You know, the Corona virus presents a historic threat to the public health under the Public Health Service Act of 1940 for their citing government has the power to do this. And the basic idea is that look, forcing people out into homeless shelters or cram together living with relatives. That's very likely to get a lot more people sick. NPR's Kris Arnold reporting the federal government will send millions of newly approved rapid Corona virus test two states across the US NPR's Alison Aubrey says nursing homes in areas hit by natural disasters will be prioritized. Thousands of people have been displaced due to Hurricane Laura and the West Coast. Wildfires Top Trump Administration official Brett Giroir overseas corona virus testing We are prioritizing Azi earlier today. The very first shipment to areas of natural does after including Louisiana with the hurricanes and wildfires in the West. In addition, Gerard said, millions of newly approved rabbit tests will be sent to states to be used at the discretion of governors and local public health officials to support testing in places where people congregate. Including schools and workplaces. Alison Aubrey NPR News. Meanwhile, NPR has learned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will stop reimbursing states for the money they spend to buy cloth masks. These masks are used in schools, public housing and in courthouses. Officials in Cambodia say the Camaro Rouge commander who ran an infamous prison for the regime, has died in the capital, Phnom Penh, Michael Sullivan reports. 77 year old King Yukio, better known as Comrade Doi, died early Wednesday morning and phenomenons Compare Soviet Friendship Hospital. He'd been sick for years in 2010, a joint compare U. N tribunal. Found him guilty of mass murder, torture and crimes against humanity linked to his time as commandant of the notorious Tool slang prison, where an estimated 14,000 people died in a prison few left alive. The tribunal sentenced to life in prison. The former schoolteacher was the first high ranking member of the Khmer Rouge to face trial. At least 1.7 million people were either executed or died from torture, starvation or overwork under Camaro Rouge rule from 1975 to 1979. For NPR News on Michael Sullivan in Chiang RAI, Thailand. Saudi Arabia will allow flights from Israel to enter its airspace as they fly to the United Arab Emirates. That happened this week when Israeli officials flew to the U. S. A. To establish their diplomatic ties. Israel and the Saudi government do not have formal diplomatic relations. This is NPR. Live from the news. I'm Brian. What do not drink do not boil. Water order issued for parts of northern Santa Cruz County remains in effect for more than 3000 people because of potential contamination from fire. Cupid's Hannah Hagemann reports. Thick plastic water pipelines in the northern Santa Cruz County Community of Boulder Creek were destroyed and the C Z you lightning complex fire. Other pipelines got hot and lost pressure. That's when you can pull contaminants into the water system. Rick Rogers is district manager for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District. He worries about volatile organic compounds or vo ces that Khun Leech into the water supply when fires damage plastic pipes. Some docs like benzene have been linked to cancer. Rogers says he has the results of 21 drinking water samples so far. The first round of sampling on the downtown corridor in the Boulder Creek area did not show any BOC contamination. But he says testing of the water is still underway, including in some of the area's most at risk of contamination. I'm Hannah Hagemann News. Drug overdose deaths in San Francisco increased significantly last year, An annual Health department report finds that there were 441 such deaths in the city in 2019. That's up from 259 the year before. City health officials say the increase is tied to the use of the drug fentanyl, they say. In some cases, methamphetamine factored into the overdoses. The report also found that in more than 2600 other overdose incidents last year, the opioid antidote naloxone was able.
"michael sullivan" Discussed on KCRW
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"michael sullivan" Discussed on KCRW
"In the South China Sea for NPR news I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang rai this is NPR news and I'm cherry Glazer with this case here W. news update the next couple days are shaping up to be Scorchers with highs in the low nineties across much of southern California LA county beaches are off limits to slow the spread of the corona virus but in Ventura and orange counties stay at home orders are more relaxed this week the Orange County Board of supervisors discuss whether to close county beaches in order to keep visitors away but they decided to keep them open people are healthier if they're outside getting some exercise in some activity if they're able to get soaked up some vitamin D. and so we want to leave as much saleable to them to do exactly that as possible then supervisor don Wagner he told KCRW's press play that they've taken enough protections we are opening up the parking surrounding the trails in the beaches at cetera we are working just on the natural to keep them limited in terms of.
"michael sullivan" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"There's actually fry some other work the same what's right with the fries when it with your hands well dubbed the upgrade would have to fold in half the year I do show the Minerva bam I will I I will never forget sometimes I grab a couple of amount of time I don't fold them in half I just if I'm going to eat more I'm just gonna eat on the friends are like a little bit on the longer side right right Michael Sullivan I haven't read it but I told him because of him trying to get them to like catch up or some salsa musing you know simply due to the fries and the nuggets in the the hot sauce and then the catch up to do that with both of them are merry way as a kid I you did something like that yes it was both you want how mustard and then catch up it was barbecue sauce and ketchup and barbecue sauce barbecue sauce and hot yeah we we were concerned we look at your moment our concert we were concerned about my thoughts with their afternoon to get what I do is I get catch up and then I'll get like we we you know some kind of hot sauce and I'll put seasoning salt and I mixed up together I was doing this up before or whatever came out with their other spaces okay if you started did you start this place here we go hi I have told people this like forever that was doing that and I still do it for me fries in ketchup and if you're at the fast food joint you put the ketchup on a napkin and then dip the fries in there and you got to put some cracked pepper on top of the catch up no no yeah yeah yeah you don't you don't yeah yeah nope yeah only really really white people for white like Lincoln or whatever do they do that to I really like you so is so yeah I I would I would do that you showed the French fries in the the more you could fit in there the better off you are and I remember when it should be like a bucket but they did like a bucket of fries at McDonald's I probably was still a teenager who was living at home but I had a car and my mom sent me up to a big dollar Burger King and I'm pretty sure the time we got home the pocket was empty going to grab a piece of the rental price one they've gone they've brought that back by the way they caught a basket of fries well they have these really good little cardboard like there were a couple of good big gulp looking Cup and they'll put him in there on the outside was a was artwork of French fries and you know you're reaching a baggy rubber fry not a big deal any respect then grab another one yeah and I kind of like a couple of jobs or fries don't good alright needed eight nine four one tags in eight nine four one seven two four seven Joe pags dot com I have had some pass through during this very fast food during this I have it no bowl fast food during this thing probably too much really because you do a lot of fast food yeah St fast food during this lots of pizza I mean I don't think pieces fast would you ever delivered to you every pick it up right no I pick it up okay okay that's what I've had Wendy's well when I was in Florida visiting mom I had Wendy's and I thought was fine I was angered the one time I asked for six double cheese burgers six double cheese no bun without the firm about it without the bread okay about and I got I got back to us so we will have five and that's just the noise yeah I know it is too much trouble to go back and yeah and I'm and yet fast food workers say we deserve fifteen dollars an hour you can't get it cut to six you gotta start right out there yeah I think it but now I mean I've done fast food but but generally now we're we're just the everything's at the house and yeah we are it which is which is fine too either way but yeah there's a certain way to eat the fries I knew somebody in college who would take would buy a big mac would take the extra but you look like an actual piece of bread to middle but the big mac is like but why do you say right two all beef patties special sauce special the the wireless is easy because I need to sign a statement saying that as we see but yeah right so the way but there's another select as a whole slab of bread in the middle yeah she would take that slab of bread out which had the secret sauce on it and a little chopped up onions I love that about seven three fries and it pulled over heated and how long will French fry sandwich yep my response was get away from me you don't dismantle it anyway she wants to say I can impart haven't spoken in five years as well okay all right we fries and I used to go for the catch up on that agenda button yes so you're not one that will put that they catch up on top of the price no because I don't know I would want to do that I like to death yet or that's the catch up yeah because you put the control over the price it'll be good but then he told me yeah that's interesting yeah still if I recall you kept the barbecue sauce in the little container and then the U. depending some catch up that was on a napkin next to it I don't know I'd now I just use the other side of whatever container I need to remember I don't know I don't know I remember it but I I was fascinated I would actually eat slower watching Sammy to McDonald's earth is this kid doing have a full conversation to depict the pitiful Roxy and build when I got out of it wait when I get the spicy from from whatever I get rice for two of each and I just a squeeze them out of those little containers and I mix it together yeah no the post office that's way too much free can work now and then and then I put it there this is an example on and go they just didn't get picked up take a look at those those little containers are for you to dip your toes the dump him out what are you making all the rules for everybody email.
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"Down the street from the seven eleven beautician some from the sock was washing the customer's hair is adamant no no no see knees before the virus should cut Chinese customers here but now she says if they come she just makes up excuses like when a group came to try to get their hair colored the other day also come up my knee hello no hello I just told them I don't have the quality one okay a second choice for their third until they gave up and left in the tourist city of Chiang Mai a restaurant owner put a sign in the window that was even more blunt we apologize we are not accepting Chinese customers some social media posts were even more xenophobic even the local pharmacist here in sub rock as apprehensive with more than two dozen confirmed cases in Thailand so far for me adverts fall honestly I am scare uhhuh but less scared says get a long long fun now that he's more prepared and mass when ever Chinese customer comes in but he too thinks it's time for the government to put safety over profit and ban Chinese visitors for now the government insists it's got everything under control for NPR news I'm Michael Sullivan in soft rock Thailand in many ways it was a completely on remarkable flight an overnight trip from New York City to London but by the time it landed British Airways flight one twelve would set a record for the fastest subsonic commercial flight across the Atlantic and peers Lena sell your reports the key ingredient to speed was the jet stream this air currents that ribbons from the east coast of the United States toward Europe we knew that the jet stream is going to be very well placed this week to possibly break that record invention I guess with the global flight tracking service flight radar.
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"Barbara Klein president trump has ousted to White House officials who testified about his activities in Ukraine during the house impeachment inquiry lieutenant colonel Alexander men men and ambassador to the E. U. Gordon someone who had donated a million dollars to the trump campaign teri Schultz has more from Brussels Gordon Sunland released a statement Friday night saying president trump had terminated him effective immediately that cap to roughly eighteen month tenure in Brussels that someone had begun seeking to convince you officials trump wasn't hostile to them just their policies I spoke with him shortly after his arrival in twenty eighteen I love everything about Europe I am a huge fan and frankly I think the president is a huge fan as well but the president was no longer a fan of Sunderland after the ambassador testified to Congress November twentieth he believed there was a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal that U. S. military assistance was dependent on Kiev opening an investigation into the company where hunter Biden served on the board for NPR news I'm teri Schultz in Brussels after a televised debate last night democratic presidential candidates are spread across New Hampshire making their final case to voters ahead of Tuesday's primary contest that they're hoping will bring more clarity after I was confusion NPR's Scott dentro is in Manchester a week after Iowa New Hampshire ways in Tuesday seven candidates shared the debate stage Friday night and it was a more lively and pointed debate than the candidates have been used to former vice president Joe Biden question former south bend Indiana mayor Pete judges lack of experience more the senator Bernie Sanders a democratic socialist would harm Democrats electoral efforts did face tougher questions than before about his time as mayor from senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar especially by the scrutiny that comes with the finish of the top of the field in Iowa got that from NPR news Manchester New Hampshire a soldier in Thailand has killed at least sixteen people in a shooting rampage at a military base in a shopping mall time media say the shooter has yet to be apprehended Michael Sullivan reports from Chiang rai police say the soldiers shot a superior officer and others at the base in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima he then fled the scene and resumed his shooting spree at a nearby shopping mall graphic videos posted on social media showed several victims on the street outside the mall a Facebook page believed to belong to the soldier showed video footage you posted from the mall in his camouflage uniform and helmet saying he was tired and complaining he couldn't move his finger anymore the page has since been taken down not Khan righteous email also known as karate is about a hundred fifty miles from the capital Bangkok no motive for the attacks has been established for NPR news I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang rai Thailand this is NPR a day before the Oscars are handed out for excellence in film golden raspberry nominations have been announced for the worst of the batch the B. B. C.'s Colin Patterson reports cats is up for several Razzies.
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"Action that has to be taken against on for NPR news I'm Michael Sullivan in Bangkok and this is NPR news and this is KQED public radio good morning from London I'm planning to do see with BBC topline and a few stories about international migration the U. N. says there are no one hundred and sixty four million migrant workers in the world and dealing with them has become a key challenge for many governments in Spain many migrant struggle to work legally some sell goods and tourist markets the BBC spoke with this local seller was unhappy about the competition in these markets I'm selling that as for the rails at the big girls shoes from Spain of course we have silly with ice and then we have pain a lot of bags and everything and what about any other male cat well the other Medicaid these guys of saving pictures from football games someplace is everything they can find it in a big a shop from Chinese people but other countries have a problem with the lack of migrants last year Japan began a program to allow up to three hundred and forty thousand temporary workers into the country the plan was not without controversy the previous economic migrants to Japan tell stories of not being paid until after they've worked for years if a soul but as the B. B. C.'s and Butler learned in Tokyo the country needs workers I think maybe roaring plus.
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"After the shootings in el Paso and day in Congress is considering a bill to encourage states to pass red flag laws those are laws that allow police acting with court approval to temporarily seize weapons from people deemed at risk of hurting themselves or others no Florida adopted a red flag law last year and in pairs Greg Allen reports its use the law thousands of times nearly every Thursday in a Miami courtroom a judge hears red flag cases on this day judge Diana Vizcaino is presiding good afternoon Mister Wallace right let Miami Dade police responded earlier this year to a nine one one call about a man with the gun at a neighborhood park officers found Bobbi well into his car with a gun Miami Dade police sergeant Christopher Hernandez told the court he thinks Wellens made the nine one one call and that he did so for disturbing reason he stated that he was so the police would kill by responding to the scene that's why I called Wellens told the judge he got depressed sometimes but wasn't suicidal the judge listened but told him she was approving a wrist protection order for the next twelve months you're not to own and possess any fines transmissions in the year and a half since Florida adopted its red flag law courts for proof from twenty five hundred wrist protection orders here that's nearly five every day Bob Galtieri is a sheriff in Pinellas county we're more than three hundred and fifty wrist protection orders have been issued he believes the red flag law something Florida's needed for a long time before even if someone was found to be mentally ill he says please couldn't take their guns this law changes that it prevents those people that have said things that I've done things exhibit the behaviors that rise to the level of concern so they can't run out is by guns acquire guns because you're prohibited from possessing from owning or for purchasing under risk protection order so it's a big deal for the past it's red flag law last year after the parkland school shooting which left seventeen dead in Broward were Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school is located more than three hundred and forty wrist protection orders have been issued authorities there often seek them against people who may not even own a gun to keep them from buying one Christy mackenzie a lawyer with Broward sheriff's said she recently got a restriction order for a man who was threatening his girlfriend he was like I'm going to my house and loading up my weapons combine that with a girlfriend that also said he's always talked about this a or fifteen he has but no one's ever seen it that leads me to believe that they might go and purchase one if they don't already have it in a lot of the stuff is quite scary as to what the defendant is charged with the having done Jack tutor is the chief judge in Broward county he says when officers asked for was protection order judges rarely say no well people can challenge the seizure of their weapons many give them up willingly knowing it's just for a year tutor supports Florida's red flag law but he says it does put the courts in an unusual position judges in these cases are being asked to predict a person's behavior in the future and now you're trying to determine is he going to harm himself or others and should he have a weapon or ammunition and so it's a decision that you're making based on future behavior which isn't one that we do a lot in the court system that's a troubling problem Isshin say defense attorneys and being subject to arrest protection order can make it harder for people to get into a school or find a job that's because the orders reported to an FBI database used for background checks can Paris has represented many clients who fought usually unsuccessfully against wrist protection orders in accordance instead of using a clear and convincing standard what they seem to be doing it out of an abundance of caution we'll just go ahead and read this first section order what's the big deal it's just a lot of firearms for year there are a lot of collateral legal consequences Q. curses father case challenging the constitutionality of Florida's red flag statute she argues that it's two bags that supplied in an arbitrary manner and that it violates a person's right to due process each county use the law differently some not at all and the reasons very the politics doesn't seem to be a factor yeah I'm a huge second amendment person I certainly believe those that are not mentally ill and have not had a felony conviction of the light to possess firearms Grady Judd is the sheriff in Polk County a rural and suburban area which is issued the largest number of restriction orders more than three hundred and eighty Judd a card carrying and are a member says the law requires a person to surrender their firearms the police or to a family member who agrees to keep them in a secure location and it's only temporary he says that's an important distinction which protection order does not allow government to seize your firearms is more or less a cooling off period elected officials both Republicans and Democrats support Florida's red flag law even the NRA has an actively opposed it when the legislature returns in the fall members will consider expanding it to allow family members not just police seek wrist protection orders for relatives they believe pose danger to themselves or others Greg Allen NPR news Miami in Bangladesh this week another attempt to get the Muslim minority rocking guy who fled their from Myanmar to go home Bangladeshi and United Nations officials are trying to interview about a thousand families that Myanmar says it will take back starting Thursday more than seven hundred thousand will he give fled Buddhist majority Myanmar two years ago after the military's brutal crackdown which are you in fact finding mission has labeled genocide is reporter Michael Sullivan the last time authorities tried this was in November two thousand eighteen it didn't go so well none of the refugees agreed to go back this year looks no different Phil Robertson is deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch which has spoken with several families on the list they said very clearly that they're not ready to go back they don't feel it's safe for them to return they're very worried about going back into the hands of the military and police who are involved in persecuting them and chasing them out in the first place and they also said that we're not gonna have any international protection they're not gonna be any be there that's gonna be allowed to make sure that we're safe Robertson says it's clear that the real hang the refugees in Bangladesh are still communicating with those left behind in Myanmar many of them in camps for internally displaced persons over a hundred twenty eight thousand broken down who are essentially confined to the area they're surrounded by fences and police and military they can't go anywhere they don't have a life access to education and basic health services a very limited the roving in Bangladesh don't want to go back to that they want to go back to a place where they are full citizens where they have the right to pursue their livelihoods and they have their full rights guaranteed right now that's not Myanmar which refuses to recognise throwing as citizens even though their families have been living there for generations Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina says no one will be sent back who doesn't want to go for NPR news I'm.
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"News I'm Lucasian of our good morning president trump today became the first sitting US president to visit North Korea he met with north Korean leader Kim Jong un at the demilitarized zone that separates the north and south and afterward he announced the two countries agreed to sit down again to discuss the north's nuclear weapons program all of this allegedly prompted by a presidential tweet Saturday morning asking him to meet and here is Michael Sullivan joins me now from Seoul Michael can you describe the scene for us yes it was a master class and showmanship a beaming came walking over from his side to shake hands with president trump at the line of demarcation then according to trump he asked him if he wanted the two of them to walk into North Korea and Kim happily agreed so they walked about a dozen steps and stopped and shook hands for the cameras again in a scene carried live around the world both men were smiling and they continue to as they walked back together into South Korea where they were greeted by south Korean president moon jae in president trump called it a historic moment I just want to say that this is my honor I didn't really expect here in Japan for the G. twenty we came over and I said Hey I'm over here a wonderful chairman and we got to meet stepping across that line was agreed on a lot of progress has been made not going into this meeting in fact just hours before president trump was lowering expectations suggesting they just shake hands maybe talk for a few minutes and that would be it but that wasn't how it played out no not at all in fact president trump and Kim sat talking for almost an hour and after that meeting after Kim had walked back to his own country president trump told reporters that the two sides would resume talks on north Korea's nuclear program within in his words the next two or three weeks a very good.
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"From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Audie Cornish. For the second weekend in a row. There will be no church services in Sri Lanka. This is because of fears of more attacks the Easter suicide bombings that were blamed on his Llamas extremists more than two hundred and fifty people were killed as NPR's. Michael Sullivan reports from Colombo many Sri Lankan are still wondering how such a thing could happen. Sure knows war and suicide bombings its decades-long conflict between that's Nick Thomas separatists, and the majority Sinhalese government left more than one hundred thousand did a war that ended ten years ago this month. Now, the peace has been shattered by the bombings linked to the Islamic state to now is caught up in this global wall political analyst David Young Goethe, we have suffered trauma several decades, and they'll this brief interregnum and over the Bechtel living with. After the war ended in two thousand nine says horrendo- Vidana gate, the bundle Nike center for international studies. Sri Lanka's, political leaders may have paid too much attention to the country's place in geopolitical rivalries in the Indian Ocean and too little on what was happening at home. You clearly see the return of foreign fighters coming from Syria towards the issue and decisions. There was a clear signal of polarization of society to the right and to certain groups becoming more and more radical life. So I think these things that we lost focus on and there were people who exploited that lack of focus. All. Like this man, the fiery preachers around Husham police say was the leader of last month's bombings. One of two men killed in the suicide attack the Shangri LA hotel in Colombo. This in videos like this one he rails against nonbelievers religious leaders say they repeatedly warned authorities about sovereign and his message of hate to no avail, but he wasn't the only one preaching eight religious hardliners in the Buddhist majority community. Here have conducted a campaign against the Muslim minority for years, including anti-muslim riots in two thousand fourteen and again last year, it was complete impunity for these attacks mob swept through Muslim areas in burn people out. Absolutely, no one has been prosecuted for any of this Allen Canaan issue like the project director for the International Crisis Group in London. And so clearly that has changed the mood within the Muslim community. They feel under siege. They feel unprotected. And the government has done very little to switch those fears to respond to the threat. None of this Canaan says justifies the Easter attacks, and it may not have directly contributed to them. It's hard to think that it hasn't made it more likely that some small number of Muslims feeling so alienated and feeling angry might be more susceptible to extremely radical jihadi. Ideologies like I s. Two of the bombers brothers, the sons of a wealthy spice merchant lived here in the affluent neighborhood of demagoguing where a twenty four year old grad student, a Muslim neighbor from a few doors down is still trying to get her head around it. They had everything they had money. They had all developed they needed educated. So I asked my mum. Why do you think they did this? What is wrong with them? She's angry at them for taking life and for making her wary of leaving the house since these attacks she doesn't want her name used because she's afraid and she was shocked to see what some of schoolmates have been saying about Muslims on social media since the attacks. Now, I'm really scared to even step out of this lane with my national identity card, which has this address because you think you will be branded ES because I think I'd be Brandon I used to be so proud, but not anymore the civil war here ended she says. But now now she too. Sri Lanka is part of something much bigger. And that scares her even more Michael Sullivan NPR news Colombo on Sunday memorial services will be held for one of the victims of Tuesday's shooting at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte..
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"Hate not bring him back. Michael Sullivan, NPR news Colombo. Now, we're going to look at what's known about the people who carried out those attacks. Last sunday. Here's house relaunch his defense minister Rwanda which warden described them earlier this week. Financially independent. Is some of them have studied. The countries. People financially independent and well educated. Well, Pamela constable is covering the story for the Washington Post and she joins us from Colombo. Welcome to all things considered. Very glad to join you before we get into the individual stories of these attackers. Give us an overview of what this group looks like collectively. Well, we don't know about all of them. We know about them. And yes, they seem to be on some of them are middle class. Educated. Several of them are are indications that suicide bombers remarkably the children of the funds of one a dairy wealthy and prominent Sri Lankan businessman, vis attacker seemed to have gotten the lion's share of the attention partially because they were connected to this well-known spice trader in Sri Lanka. Tell us about them. Yes. I mean, obviously, we don't know him. We've read a lot about him from the authorities here, and there have been interviewed his neighbors and others. Describe a prominent well-connected wealthy generous philanthropy, a gentleman well respected by all. It's not entirely clear. What are they knew what his sons were up to although would seem difficult to imagine didn't. But we don't know that he has been arrested, obviously, he's being interrogated, but it just it's there is such an incongruity there. And in addition to the two sons of this wealthy spice merchant. There was also the wife of one of those sons, I understand blew herself up and killed two of her children and the process well, several so we're talking about extremely dedicated an ideologically convinced people who were involved in something that we know about from other situations in other countries. We have no indication that there was any such movement. Ideologically fear. That would have, you know, brainwashed into persuaded successful young Swede Lankan from the privileged classes to forsake everything and become you know, see would Seidel ideological warriors. Is there any understanding of how connected these people may have been to ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks. That's quite mysterious. Still. What are saying is, obviously as we know I claimed to be connected to it. But there's been no as far as I know no sort of hard evidence or proof for further explanation of what that means. So it could simply have been a source of inspiration. He could have been more. It could have been financial. They could have had people sent their or gone today there to train for don't really have not been shown or heard any evidence of that. And it made their speculation that sort of trying to claim a connection that may not really there. But that that's really we don't really know. But certainly the ideology. This is such an escalation of violence against Christians. Do you have a sense of why? And why now now we really don't it seem to come out of the blue the whole nation was shocked and surprised, and there seemed no particular reason, why would have happened now against those targets him constable of the Washington Post. Thank you for joining us. You're very welcome. And tomorrow on weekend edition, Saturday job in the military is off limits to women nowadays. So should women be required to register for a military draft. Congress has punted the question to blue ribbon commission. Learn more tomorrow morning. Listen by asking, your smart, speaker NPR or your station by name. You're listening to all things considered from.
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"My nephew went to church, and he didn't come back. All we can feel is grief. She says there's no point in hating anyone because hate knock bring him back. Michael Sullivan, NPR news Colombo. Now, we're going to look at what's known about the people who carried out those attacks. Last sunday. Here's house relaunches defense minister Rwanda which warden described them earlier this week. Bye. Some of them have studied. The countries. Financially independent and well educated. Well, Pamela constable is covering the story for the Washington Post and she joins us from Colombo. Welcome to all things considered. Very glad to join you before we get into the individual stories of these attackers. Give us an overview of what this group looks like collectively. Well, we don't know about all of them. We know about some of them. And yes, they seem to be on some of them are middle class educated. Several of them are are aside bombers remarkably the children of the funds of one a very wealthy and prominent Sri Lankan businessman vs. Attackers seemed to have gotten the lion's share of the attention partially because they were connected to this well-known spice trader in Sri Lanka. Tell us about them. Yes. I mean, obviously, we don't know him. We've read a lot about him from the authorities here, and there have been entered his neighbors and others. Describe a prominent well-connected wealthy generous philanthropy, a gentleman well-respected by all it's not entirely clear whether chaining knew what his sons up to although would seem. But we don't know that he has been arrested, obviously, he's being interrogated, but it it there is such an incongruity there. And in addition to the two sons of this wealthy spice merchant. There was also the wife of one of those sons, I understand blew herself up and killed two of her children in the process. Well, several. So we're talking about extremely dedicated an ideologically convinced people who were involved in something that we know about from other nations in other countries. We have no indication that there was any such movement ideologically here that would have, you know, brainwashed influenced or persuaded, you know, successful young Swede Lankan from the privileged classes to forsake everything. And and become you know, she would Seidel ideological warriors. Is there any understanding of how connected these people may have been to ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks. That's quite serious still. What the authorities are saying is, obviously as we know I claimed to today connected to it. But there's been no as far as I know no sort of hard evidence or proof or explanation of what that means. So it could simply have been a source of inspiration. It could have been more. It could have been financial. They could have had people sent their or gone today there wall to train, but we don't really have not been shown or heard any evidence of that. And it made there is speculation that I sort of trying to claim a connection that may not really there. But that that's really don't really know. But certainly the ideology. This is such an esscalation of violence against Christians. Do you have a sense of why? And why now no we really don't it seem to come out of the blue the whole nation was shocked and surprised not to no reason why would have happened now. Oh against those targets him constable of the Washington Post. Thank you for joining us here. Very welcome..
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"Three or number four highest funded fiction project debt kicks head done in your goal for that was like twenty five thousand or so this one was a little bit higher. I forget look at it. But I forget my wife. I said she's the one who does most of my my my. Business stuff. I try to stay out of her way advertising agency for a while. And and once I got it off the ground to the point where I was actually making more money than she was at her engineering job that meal you hired her to be the president of my company. She's so much veteran. But anyway, you far exceeded the goal of this most recent one, yes, we have done that. In fact, the first everyone the projects that I've done have ranked in the top ten or top twenty when they're when they're being completed will when you describe the Kickstarter project for this most recent when you said that you you had checked in you would be able to get a loan from the Bank to to do this. And but it looks like you certainly didn't have to get a loan to the Bank. And plus there was some extra money. What what were you able to do for your readers with the more money that you raise then you would have needed to for the original purpose? Well, a lot of it was there were additional things we provided for one of them, which is kind of interesting. We actually have some people actually come to the cabin here. They spend a weekend that that was one of the more unusual little tidbits, and they'll be coming soon. But those are kind of fun, and but there's there's a little perks. Are the things they don't they get the book and advance. And then there's like graphic novels and things in the short stories that I produced that were all thrown into the mix at different levels. Like, I said the real mastermind here would be my wife image disappointed. She's not here at the moment. To give you a lot more detail than how the Kickstarter were. Michael Sullivan has been at his writing for long time. So I shifted at this point to ask him about the beginnings of his writing career. I I started trying to get published around truth and seven I had I had agent would to every publisher. They all rejected me finally, my wife at the time decided to self publish it. Because she really felt she was confident it was going to do. Well, but this was before the kindle before e books so going to print them up and sell them out of the trunk of our car kind of thing, and we had printed up three hundred copies of the book when we had to look in our Email and discovered three months prior to that a very small company in publisher in Minnesota wanted to publish me. It was kinda pointed because my wife went to Trump to learn how to do this and just as she's about the lunch. You can't do it. So she ended up giving seminars in washing. In DC at local libraries, just to tell everyone else. How to do this turned out to be good? Because like I said after that first publisher. They printed the first book, and then they kind of have financial problems where he could do the second one. So we bought back our rights, and we started self publishing it right about the time in two thousand eight which is when the kindle was first released in April, which was the month, I released so my first self published book came out the very month that the kindle was was open widespread. So that's how that got started. So yes, two thousand eight is when I started really self publishing my books..
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"It's tuesday. So tonight at city arts and lectures at eight next time on city arts and lectures, Jonathan Franzen well known for his novels, the corrections and freedom Franson will read from his new collection. The end of the end of the earth, the essays consider climate change Franson birding, and the underpinnings of family and friendship. That's next time on city arts and lectures here on cake. That begins at eight o'clock this evening. There's a rebroadcast early Wednesday at two AM. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I'm Audie Cornish. Authorities in Thailand say a young Saudi woman who face deportation can stay for now. Eighteen year old was detained on Saturday while trying to get to Australia where she planned to seek asylum. She said her family was abusive and that she feared being harmed or even killed if forced to go back to Saudi Arabia. Michael Sullivan reports from Bangkok it was touch and go this morning for RAF Muhammed Okinawan who began the day wondering if she would be deported back to Kuwait and on the Saudi Arabia her home after authorities told her she'd be on the eleven fifteen AM Kuwait air flight, she hunkered down in the transit hotel room. Barricading the door furiously sending out tweets about her plight, including this defiant. One also posted by Human Rights Watch. I'm not leaving my until I see you an edge. To asylum. She got Hafer wish the flight left without her and in the early evening United Nations. Refugee officials were finally allowed into meet with her and take her from the airport under their care, the asylum requests, we'll take more time. And even though the Thai government appears to have given in to international pressure. Not to force her to return. Let's see how it plays out. I mean, ultimately actions speak louder than words, Phil Robertson is the Bangkok-based deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch. He says it's too early to celebrate given Thailand's mixed record when it comes to asylum seekers since the military seized power in two thousand fourteen we have had cases where Chinese who were supposed to resettle to.
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"Now, the case of a Saudi teenager and her Twitter account that is capturing international attention. That's right. This morning. There are tens of thousands of posts with the hash tag, save or a Hof. They're talking about eighteen year old Rehoboth, Muhammed, L Kanoun who has spent the last a barricaded in a hotel room in Bangkok. She says her family is abusive, and if she goes back to them she's afraid she's going to be killed. I'm not leaving model until I see you N H CR island to asylum that is from video that she posted to Twitter yesterday. Now this morning authorities in Thailand or saying they won't deport her against her will, but activists are still watching this very closely Human Rights Watch. Now tells NPR that activists have filed an injunction to stop the Thai government from deporting her reporter Michael Sullivan joins us from Bangkok with an update. Hi there. Michael. Hi, steve. How did she get away from her family in the first place? Well, from what she told Human Rights Watch and a few others who spoke with her. She. Saw an opportunity, and she took it maybe even planned it in advance that she was on a trip with her family to Kuwait and Kuwait doesn't have the same rule about a woman travelling by yourself, which is why she could get on a plane by yourself, and she did and the Bank was just a transit point that a real destination was Austrailia and asylum there, but you didn't get the chance Steve because when she got off the plane here in Bangkok, she was met by a guy it's unclear whether Saudi or Kuwaiti who took her passport and later came back with Thai authorities who told her she'd be sent back to Kuwait this morning. She was supposed to leave on an eleven AM flight, but it took off without her after she barricaded herself into room in the transit hotel at the airport tweeting up a storm asking for help your pointing out that if she had tried to leave from a Saudi Arabian airport. Somebody might have said, wait a minute. You're a woman traveling alone. We don't we frown on that. There might have been a problem. But in this case, she was outside the country. Now, she's in Thailand what kind of pressure is on Thailand to keep her from being sent back. I don't think there's a lot of. Pressure on the Saudi government. Because of I mean, there wasn't a lot after Jamal Kosovo. Jeez. Murder. Right. But on the Thai side, maybe a little different story. I think there are little more sensitive to pressure and several European governments have expressed their concern already on the other hand, this kind of thing Steve happens often enough here in Thailand that human rights groups are really frustrated by it in the past couple of years. Thailand has sent back Wiegert and other dissidents to China when Beijing is asked and just a few months ago, the ties arrested a soccer player from buffering who'd been critical of powerful government official. He'd already been granted asylum in Australia, and it come here on his honeymoon. But he was arrested. Anyway, here's Phil Robertson, the deputy director for Human Rights Watch. I'm hoping that Thailand will recognize that if they received on the course that Saudi Arabia wants them to take they will earn a very dark Mark on their international reputation. Okay. Michael what is Thailand saying, and what are the Saudis saying about this, basically, the both blame her the Saudi embassy says the they had nothing to do with it that she was detained by the Thais because she didn't. Have a return ticket. That's a little confusing since she told Human Rights Watch. She was just transiting in Bangkok. But it also seems that she may have told some news outlets that the guy who took her passport tricked her telling her he could help to get a visa here. And she said she'd been planning on spending a couple of days here until she went onto Austrailia either way the ties were going along with the Saudi version of things until late this afternoon. Now, they're saying she won't be returned against her. Will let's see Michael thanks very much for the update. You're welcome. Steve that's NPR's. Michael Sullivan in Bangkok. And that is up. I for this Monday, January seventh. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well king. We'd love it. If you would start your day here with us again tomorrow. And we know the.