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08:58 min | 2 years ago

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"Com slash events this is press play i'm madeline brand the mojave desert is in the middle of a tortoise crisis back in the nineteen nineties you could find maybe two hundred tortoises in a square mile there so a lot of them kind of ambling around very slowly well now it's just maybe one or two so from two hundred down to one or two there are lots of contributing factors for this decline of the desert tortoise which is now a threatened species but the reptiles prime nemesis is a bird the common raven and after trying many different methods to ward off the ravens conservationists say they finally might have a solution and the solution lies in another flying object a drone lewis a hagen read about this in the l._a. times and he joins me now hi hi there well first let's explain how we got to this point where the tortoises are severely threatened why did the decline happen so quickly a century ago there were few relatively few ribbons in the mojave desert and what happened with the encroachment of humans through development ravens are never has and they followed the garbage and roadkill and their population has been exploding it's currently growing at a rate of two and a half percent per year there are tens of thousands of ravens and as one scientist said to me have kidding they regard soft-shell baby tortoises as tortellini Oh, oh, that's kind of sad. So the ravens feast on these, these tortellini. And. In one instance, researchers counted two hundred fifty juvenile. Tortoise carcasses under a single nest over a four year period, and they probably hammered a lot more of a greater number than that. You say hammer. What do you what are you describing talking about pecking pseudo shows ravens are able to pick through the shelves of even ten-year-old rolled tortoises, because the cap has is not strong enough to get to, to withstand the hammering out the beat. Okay. So, basically, we're to blame because the ravens followed us. Yes. Now we're trying to fix it. And there have been lots of proposed solutions. None of which have worked except maybe this one this drone idea. Can you describe what entails? in recent years have tried shooting poisoning and trapping ravens which risk surviving ravens being able to teach subsequent generations to avoid those problems at the same time power company workers have been on search and destroy missions you with rate and tools to knock this out of towers nothing has worked oh there was even a laser gun that was developed for the marine corps twenty nine palms too because they have to protect tortoises on their federal property so this laser was originally designed to scare pirates off of fraser's plying off the coast of africa but it turns out that the you know the light is so bright i made it poses a problem for human beings to look at that light for more than a few seconds and raven didn't seem to have that much of an effect this time However, I think the ravens have met their match. And I think we're going to be soon seeing raven no fly zones. in increasing areas of the desert because the biologist who have developed this drone which shoots high-powered streams of silicone oil to discuss it your water it's smothers the egg makes it impossible for the transmission of oxygen through the shell so smothers the embryo i should say and so they have the address book of nearly every raven ness in the desert now though scientists so once they get approval in it looks like they will they can go very efficiently and just oil the eggs you know in just about every nest in the in the western hobby so let's break it down the drone the small little flying drone is a quipped with this oil the silicone based oil and it locates one of these nests in a crevice let's say in the rock formation out on the desert and it hovers in front of the nest and sprays these eggs while the mom and dad raven her out looking for tortoises and then that that oil just kills the embryos inside the egg it it does they spray the they've determined that the best went to spray the eggs is the second trimester because if you spray them too soon the adults the parent ravens realize that the eggs are dead and then they eat them if you spray later than two weeks there's a chance that you're gonna wind up with a baby raven hatching out of those eggs so two weeks or so is when they spray well i guess it seems like a lot of trouble why not just smash the eggs when you see them i mean why why wait till the second trimester and all that first of all you have to raymond's build large clumsiness out of sticks and furniture stuffing in some of the highest places manage imaginable ended desert from the tops of transmission lines where they could cause power shortages to billboard signs to cliff face as you say and getting human beings up to those locations to knock the nest is dangerous by the way or links it's not new it has been used for some time of to deal with canadian geese for example Are like lawn mowers on golf courses, and also double crested cormorants, which compete with trawlers for fish. The difference is in those cases, those birds create build mess on the ground. So the treatment in both finding a nest picking the eggs up with your hand oiling putting them back in the nest and forgetting about it. Our animal rights, people a little miffed about this idea of smothering, Bill, the embryos. No. I talked to have they had of Audubon California, as well as the humane society of the United States, and they fully realize that what we have here is, you know, the ravens are, just we won't there won't be any tortoise, very soon. Unless something is done. It's a lopsided ecology now. And so the success of the ravens is coming at the expense of federally protected birds in wildlife, and so they are not opposed. Okay. When are we going to see it play out? Great raven war. And you know, let me say this about that in research that was approved by the federal government, these same biologists have already oiled, five hundred twenty-five raven eggs in one hundred sixteen Ness in areas designated as critical habitat for does it toward is's. So just right there. I mean, those embryos are not gonna produce more ravens. So they're already chipping away at this, you know, vast population. Never more for those at least. Louis Hagen reporter for the LA times. Thank you. Thank you so much. All right, here, some feedback. Michelle Eloy just personal thoughts team raven or team tortellini. I. You know, my heart wants to be team.

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02:59 min | 2 years ago

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"Is NPR and from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer more negotiations over the weekend failed to resolve the teachers strike, but the two sides are expected to meet again today, and has KCRW Cheryl Sussman reports, there's hope the dispute could be resolved soon, the LA mayor's office has been mediating the latest bargaining sessions and late last night. Eric Garcetti tweeted that the weekend meetings were productive Garcetti said the teachers and the school district are committed to resolving the remaining issues as soon as. Possible today is Martin Luther King junior day? So there's no school. Anyway, if there's no resolution today tomorrow with Mark day six of a strike that has seen more than two thirds of L USD students. Stay at home. The two sides have been keeping a tight lid on the current negotiations. Unlike last week there have been no media statements and no details about potential revised contract offers the talks on Saturday and Sunday lasted for about twelve hours each members of United teachers, Los Angeles are calling for increased pay smaller class sizes increased staffing of librarians counselors, and nurses and limits on charter school growth, L A. USD officials have largely said they agree with the teachers demands, but they say granting all of them would cost the district billions of dollars and leave it teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for KCRW. I'm Darrel sats meant tens of thousands of people marched through downtown LA this weekend taking part in the third annual women's March demonstra. Called for social Justice and federal policies. Promoting equality is KCRW's. Michelle Eloy reports this year's March attracted a smaller crowd than in the past. Despite a dip in attendance marchers maintained the same overall disgust for President Donald Trump that ignited the women's March movement two years ago, they came with signs decrying Trump's proposed border wall and his stance. Port abortion access all while a massive baby. Trump balloon voted overhead Eugenia Panetta says she's been to every March and that immigration is her big motivator. So my little niece Leah. Have to worry about immigration laws could be an family. Family together. And they have something to show for it. A mid term mayor Eric Garcetti speaking to the crowd called it a pink wave nodding to the record number of women elected to congress in twenty teams. But some attendees said they felt conflicted this year pointing to the controversy surrounding the national women's March organization, some of its leaders face charges of antisemitism. Elizabeth McGrath says while she's disappointed by it. There is a place for me to put my body in space to be seen. That's really important to me. And right now, this is still one of the biggest marches around some of the things going on that we have marches also took place in other parts of California, including San Francisco, San Diego in Bakersfield for key C, R W. I'm Michelle Eloy on.

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01:59 min | 2 years ago

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"News in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. Congressional Democrats are rejecting a new proposal offered by President Trump to end the partial government shutdown now in its twenty ninth day in exchange for five point seven billion dollars to build part of a wall along the US Mexico border. Trump is offering his support for temporary legal status protections for certain immigrants NPR. Susan Davis reports. House speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the deal before the president made the formal offer Democrats maintain they will not negotiate until the president agrees to reopen government while Democrats are willing to provide more money for border security at ports of entry and for immigration judges. The wall is a non starter. Democrats also rejected the president's offer because it is only temporary to provide three years of legal status to people in Dhaka, the Obama era program that gives legal protections to people who were brought to the US illegally as children Republicans have rallied behind. And the president and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on this next week House Democrats will vote on funding bills to reopen. The government. Neither is expected to break the impasse. Susan davis. NPR news, Washington. Meanwhile, Trump travelled to Dover air force base in Delaware this morning to meet with the families of four Americans killed last week in a terrorist attack in Syria, Wednesday's attack, and man beach was the deadliest for the US military since troops went into Syria. Isis claimed responsibility last month. Trump said the US would withdraw troops from Syria. Thousands of people are taking part in the third annual women's marches across the country in Los Angeles crowds of people marched through downtown with immigration, a main topic of concern from member station. KCRW? Michelle Eloy has more. Protestors marched toward city hall with signs decrying, President Trump's proposed border wall and the administration's child separation policy at the US border Eugenia Panetta says she's been to all three of the women's marches, and that immigration is her big motivator. And I'm.

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

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"I'm Melissa block. The president's still wants nearly six billion dollars for border wall. We'll get reaction from Democratic Party leader. Meanwhile, federal workers continue to feel the effects of the shutdown especially those with little to no savings, if they miss a paycheck or two they're in deep trouble. Plus, new music inspired by frontiers woman, nicknamed rattlesnake, Kate. She lived very much outside of the box of what it meant to be feminine at that time. Now, the news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. Congressional Democrats are rejecting a new proposal offered by President Trump to end the partial government shutdown now in its twenty ninth day in exchange for five point seven billion dollars to build part of a wall along the US Mexico border. Trump is offering his support for temporary legal status protections for certain immigrants NPR. Susan Davis reports. House speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the deal before the president made the formal offer Democrats maintain they will not negotiate until the president agrees to reopen government. Well, Democrats are willing to provide more money for border security at ports of entry and for immigration judges. The wall is a non starter. Democrats also rejected the president's offer because it is only temporary to provide three years of legal status to people in Dhaka, the Obama era program that gives legal protections to people who were brought to the US illegally as children Republicans have rallied behind the president and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Says the Senate will vote on this next week House Democrats will vote on funding bills to reopen. The government. Neither is expected to break the impasse. Susan davis. NPR news, Washington. Meanwhile, Trump travelled to Dover air force base in Delaware this morning to meet with the families of four Americans killed last week in a terrorist attack in Syria, Wednesday's attack, and men beach was the deadliest for the US military since troops went into Syria. Isis claimed responsibility last month. Trump said the US would withdraw troops from Syria. Thousands of people are taking part in the third annual women's marches across the country in Los Angeles crowds of people marched through downtown with immigration a main topic of concern for member station. KCRW? Michelle Eloy has more. Protestors marched toward city hall with signs decrying, President Trump's proposed border wall and the administration's child separation policy at the US border Eugenia Panetta says she's been to all three of the women's marches, and that immigration is her big motivator..

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07:04 min | 2 years ago

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"Is press play Madeline brand with today's government shutdown drama in Washington, no deal after President Trump met with democratic house leaders for about two hours. Trump threatened to keep the government shutdown for months or even years is after that meeting at rose garden news conference, I can speak for Republicans in the house and Republicans in the Senate, they feel very strongly about having a safe country have a border that makes sense without borders. I've said it many times we don't have a country. I hope it doesn't go on even beyond a few more days. And he said he does have the power to declare a national emergency and fund the wall without congressional approval. Well, it looks like the party is over for the new democratic house majority all week we've been following two of the newest members of the house to women who are part of the Blue Wave here in southern California, Katie hill, and Katie porter KCRW's Michelle Eloy profiled case. Katie hill yesterday today, she sat down with Katie porter who represents parts of Orange County. I'm shell. Hi, madeleine. Well, there is of course, drama drama drama today about the shutdown from the president and from leading Democrats who described it very contentious meeting with him. We'll get to that in a bed. But what's going on today at the capitol for the katie's? Well, I can't really speak to the White House. But at least that the capital things seemed a lot calmer than they did yesterday after the swearing in ceremony and the really late night votes at the house took to try to reopen. The government on the new freshman lawmakers at this moment are heading to Williamsburg Virginia for a sort of like a freshman retreat. This weekend will get to know each other a little bit more. But before they left all of the democratic women in the US house, including portering hill, they post for a picture in front of the capitol with the new house speaker Nancy Pelosi. And so I asked porter what it was like. To be part of this historic moment. During the photo, a bunch of us were joking that we were we didn't have enough space. We were to overflow the area that they had set up for us. We were squeezing people in left right and center trying to get us all in the photos, which is an amazing to have. But I think it was just a sense of celebration a sense that women's voices which have long been underrepresented and sometimes silenced in this country's history are now being increasingly present and active in our government. And I can definitely attest to the squeezing. I was one of those people trying to take a picture of all of them, and it was very difficult to fit them all in to my tiny iphone frame, but you know, so much has been made of the fact that this new congress will have more women than ever before from very different backgrounds. And it really felt like you were seeing that the culmination of that looking at them all kinds of standing in front of the capitol there. All right. So lots of enthusiasm lots of excitement lots of pictures being taken now, the real kind of. Dirty job of governing comes into play for the freshman, including Katie porter. They as you said they passed two bills to reopen. The government last night, it's not even going to be heard on the Senate floor as far as we know so far. So how does she feel about that? So I think right now porter and the rest of the Democrats are feeling pretty resolute and their opposition to giving president giving into President Trump's demands for this five billion dollars plus in funding for the wall that he wants to play this longer exchange that I had with her though on that on this issue and on the shutdown. We in the house passed bills that have previously passed the Senate with Republican support strong Republican support. So all we did is we took what has passed in the Senate in the Republican led Senate, and we enacted it. So we made every effort to more than meet the Senate halfway we took their bills and made them our own. And now we've passed it back to the Senate asking them in this new congress to do what they just did less than. Month ago, which is a doc those bills and reopened the American government. Is that a testament to just how divided this government is that even something that passed the Senate even something that they have supported in the past these the won't take up? Now. I mean that seems to only suggests that the task is going to be even more herculean. I think we have to keep doing our jobs, which is to pass the best bills. We can to focus on the American people's priorities on campaign. Finance reform lowering the cost of prescription drugs on making sure that college is becoming more affordable on getting this government open. So that that will workers getting paid one in three federal workers is a veteran. So this government shutdown his falling disproportionately on the men and women who have put their lives on the line for this country. And I think we have to hold the Senate and ultimately the president account to account if they're not willing to meet us more Louis where we have met them where they were. And now they're taking a step backwards. That's really what's happening. So you hear her talking about the victims of the shutdown, and that means that maintaining? This resolution that she and the other New Democrats have is just going to get increasingly difficult because there are real consequences here. So the president met with democratic leaders today and in a lengthy press conference after he said, the shutdown could last for months or even years and that he's proud of the shutdown. So so we'll have to see if they'll continue to maintain that resolution and continue to oppose the idea of meeting him somewhere in the middle on this. All right. So on a personal note a lot has been made about the fact that Katy porter is a single mom. She has three young kids ages twelve ten and seven they'll be staying in Orange County while she splits her time between there and Washington how did that go so far? So so she said she was really glad to have her three kids with her on the house floor yesterday. Here's what she said about that. That was very special to have my children with me. They went up to the dyas to as let speaker policy took over. And that was it was an incredible feeling. I was watching another congress numbers kids for a few minutes. Another congress number said, I'll take your kid. Don't worry. Then I said to someone he said, I didn't know you had a a young blonde daughter. And I said don't don't this is someone else's kid. And he said more on the house floor. They are all our children. And I thought that was an incredibly generous and powerful thing for wanna make colleagues to say, and you know, on a personal note for for reporter to yesterday was her birthday. She turned forty five on the very day. She was being sworn in to represent California's forty fifth congressional district. So that was kind of poetic I didn't get to talk to her there. She had to run and go take those votes that we talked about earlier, but I did see democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren who stopped by the party to congratulate her former student, and so I asked Warren what advice she had for porter as she starts her new job. It's always fight from the heart. Sluggish do that you'll be just fine. So the two thousand twenty presidential hopeful clearly, very proud of her former student not sure if she got a piece of the fun Feddie birth. Cake though, it did look pretty good. All right press, play producer, Michelle alloy. Did you get a piece of that? I did not.

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01:37 min | 2 years ago

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"Questions he'll makes her way through security and onto the house floor where she cast a vote for San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi to be the next speaker hill of California. This. As Rosie takes the gavel. It's hills moment you all please raise your right hand. He'll takes the oath of office with the more than one hundred other new members of the US house. Congratulations. You are now all members of the one hundred and sixteenth congress. Now that it's official the highs of winning her election and moving to DC will likely come to an end she and her colleagues will have to navigate divided government of Allah, tell president and the politics of a shutdown with no end in sight for the California report. I'm Michelle Eloy. Let's go now to the state's southern border where federal law enforcement officers are dropping office Silom seekers at random locations around San Diego County committees. John sepulveda's reports the asylum seekers are in the country legally have been processed by immigration officers. And they wear ankle monitor's. They're being dropped off by both border patrol officers and ice officers and apparently random locations around San Diego County. Often with no phones, food or money. Many of them don't even have contact info for local relief. Organisations keeps media reporter saw one such release as it happened with border patrol officers dropping off a family from Honduras outside of a San Diego. Mcdonald's. This.

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04:19 min | 2 years ago

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"To know stipulate to some fact, it's hard to do that with the president because he resists science evidence data truce, it's hard to pin. The president Dan on the facts, the house is set to vote on a legislative package today that would reopen the government, but it does not include money for. A border wall Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington, the Italian foreign ministry says it knows nothing of reports that a North Korean diplomat has defected into seeking asylum in the west NPR, Sylvia. Jolie reports that his acting ambassador to Italy. The diplomats term had ended in late November reports that Joe song Gill had defected were first revealed in a briefing for lawmakers in Seoul by the South Korean spy agency. They claim Joe and his wife left their official residence in Rome in early November the forty eight year old diplomat became acting ambassador after Italy expelled, the top diplomat in October two thousand seventeen to protest or North Korean nuclear test. Italian media report that the foreign ministry in Rome said Joe has not requested asylum in Italy and denies he's in protected hiding the last senior North Korean diplomat known to have defected was a former minister at the North Korean embassy in London in two thousand sixteen so people Jolie NPR news, Rome science. I know that an early earthquake warning could save lives it could allow people to protect themselves or even leave buildings that might collapse. Now, a new app may offer as much as a minute of warning the people who live in Los Angeles County, we cannot predict your Greg's, but we can tell you and earthquake has in his on its way to you Caltech seismologist, Tom Heaton, says the app could also give cities enough time to stop trains or shutdown gaslines suspects in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi appeared in court for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for at least five of the suspects. A Chinese space probe is made the first ever landing on the far side of the moon. The Cianci four lunar probe was launched in December. China's Space Administration officials say the probe transmitted the first ever close range image of that portion of the moon, the moon rotates at the same rate as it orbits our planet. So the far side is never visible from earth. On Wall Street. The Dow is down six hundred points. This is NPR. News. Good morning. It's eight oh four. I'm Eric Roy. And for Jerry Glazer with California headlines from KCRW, seven, California, Democrats are about to be sworn in with the new congress today case UW's Michelle is reporting from Washington DC this week. She tells us the mood among some of California's incoming representatives is more somber today after hopes of ending the government shutdown fizzled yesterday. The soon to be lawmakers will be sworn in around noon eastern time on day, thirteen of the partial government shutdown democrat, Katie porter who will represent Orange County says that dampens what's usually a celebratory day. I think it's gonna make our I stay a little bit more solemn than it would be otherwise. But I think we are ready to vote on a package to reopen. This government not long after Democrats officially retake the majority in the house this afternoon. The party is expected to re-elect San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi as speaker there also expected to take up a package of bills to reopen. The government without the billions in funding for a border wall. The president wants. Porter says debate can wait this we need to take longer to have a robust debate about what the best way is to secure our borders. I would rather do that. While we have our country up and running and go ahead. And have that debate later if we need to President Trump preemptively rejected the Democrats proposal, but with Democrats now holding forty more house seats, including these seven new swing districts in traditionally conservative parts of California like the OC. It's a new era of divided government for KCRW. I'm Michelle Eloy in Washington DC, meanwhile, San Fernando Valley congressman Brad Sherman isn't wasting any time. Sherman says Illinois produce articles of impeachment against President Trump today case, it'll be stale Sassaman has more Sherman is actually re introducing articles of impeachment that he I rolled out last year that effort didn't get very far in the Republican controlled house. And it's far from certain that it will go anywhere. Even though Democrats are now in the majority but Sherman is not deterred. Here's the Sherman oaks, lawmakers speaking to ABC news. As last year, we.

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05:52 min | 2 years ago

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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman in just a few hours. The new congress will be sworn in Democrats who've taken control the house say one of the first things they'll do is to pass legislation. Reopening most of the parts of government that remains shut down. But they're measure will not include funding for a border wall with Mexico money that President Trump is demanding this conflict is what led to the shutdown thirteen days ago. NPR's John Burnett says despite the impasse. There is some new construction and rehabilitation underweight along the border. There is quite a bit of construction going on. But most of it is replacement for instance in San Diego, the replacing those old Vietnam era landing mats with the steel bollards in El Paso. I was there before Christmas you could see Cruz replacing miles and miles of chain link fencing again with these Bollard walls, and then they're building about thirty miles of new border walls down in the valley much on top of an existing levee conflict. Meanwhile continues along the border. The department of homeland security says a group of Central American migrants teargassed in Tijuana on Wednesday were seen by border agents as a violent mob heading toward the US. However, K PBS's, gene Guerrero, spoke to witnesses who have a different description of that New Year's day incidents freelance photographers who were documenting the attempted crossing the migrants were peacefully waiting with their backs against the border wall. When the first smoking canister came one of the photographers was key to Kahane. She says she was hit in the with some kind of pellet fired by US authorities while I was down there. Photographing that scene. Another huge tear gas started coming over the wall. I felt. Sharp pain in my leg. My five eleven American activists, including left wing and t for protesters with their helping treat migrants suffering the effects of tear gas declined to if they were helping migrants crossing illegally for NPR news, I'm Jeanne Guerrero at the border, a Chinese space probe carrying a six. Wheeled Rover has landed on the moon has NPR's Joe palca reports. This is the first mission to ever land on the far side of the moon. We never see the far side of the moon from earth, and that makes missions to the far side complicated. You can't point a radio antenna Baxter earth from there. So there's no way to send a signal directly back to ground controllers. The Chinese have solved that problem by putting a satellite above the far side that will relate communications back to earth. The Chinese probe is landing in crater near the lunar south pole. The crater is inside a much larger basin thought to have been created. When a giant object struck the moon billions of years ago. Scientists are eager to study rocks in the crater because. Some may contain clues to the early formation of the moon. Joe palca NPR news authorities in Denmark, say five women and three men died in Wednesday's train accident there it took place on a bridge linking two of Denmark's main islands. There were one hundred thirty one passengers on board. This is NPR news. Good morning. It's six oh four. I'm Eric Roy in for Terry Glazer with California headlines from KCRW seven California Democrats are about to become US lawmakers with the new congress set to be sworn in today. KCRW's Michelle lawyers reporting from Washington DC this week. She tells us the mood among some of California's incoming representatives is more somber today after hopes of any of the government shutdown fizzled yesterday. The soon to be lawmakers will be sworn in at around noon eastern time on day, thirteen of the partial government shutdown democrat, Katie porter who will represent Orange County says that dampens what's usually a celebratory day. I think it's gonna make our I stay a little bit more solemn than it would be otherwise. But I think we are ready to vote on the package to reopen. This government not long after Democrats officially retake the majority in the house this afternoon. The party is expected to re-elect San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi as speaker they're also expected to take up a package of bills to reopen. The government without the billions in funding. For a border wall. The president wants porter says debate can wait this we need to take longer to have a robust debate about what the best way is to secure our borders. I would rather do that. While we have our country up and running. And go ahead. And have that debate later if we need to President Trump preemptively rejected the Democrats proposal, but with Democrats now holding forty more house seats, including these seven new swing districts in traditionally conservative parts of California, like the it's a new era of divided government for KCRW. I'm Michelle Eloy in Washington DC and a former USC assistant basketball coach pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting bribes for steering players to a certain business managers and financial advisers is guilty pleas part of a federal probe of corruption corruption in big time. College sports, Casey, that's been has more. Former coach Tony bland told a New York judge that he accepted more than four thousand dollars from unscrupulous business people who were looking for a leg up signing top college basketball players. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. The plea deal means bland will likely spend little or no time behind bars when he's sentenced in April, the thirty eight year old and three other college coaches from around the country. Were charged in the case in the fall of two thousand seventeen the others are awaiting trial. Prosecutors say the coaches teamed up with a top Adidas executive and others to trade hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes choice of schools shoe sponsors agents and even Taylor's bland spent about four years with USC basketball before he was fired by not comment on the case after making his plea, but his lawyer called the outcome. A sad ending for somebody who's given so much to so many people. Support for NPR news comes from i-drive maker of remote PC, providing real time remote access to PC's MAC and service from anywhere for us when telecommuting or for remote management. Learn more.

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07:25 min | 2 years ago

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"This is press play I'm Madeline brand. Well, despite the fact that part of the federal government is shuttered the new class of lawmakers will be sworn in tomorrow among them, seven New Democrats from California two of them of note from our part of the world both named Katie Katie hill from northern LA county and Katie porter from Orange County. Both of these katie's knocked off Republicans and both are poised to play key roles in the new congress KYW's Michelle Eloy NBC covering the katie's in their first week there. Hi, madeleine. Well, tomorrow is the big day when they will officially become representatives in the house and aside from figuring out how to navigate the politics of a shutdown. What have they been doing since they arrived in our capital? Well, kind of the typical things that you would expect when you're moving to a new city Katie hill got here just before the new year and she moved into her apartment. Not too far from the capital. She's rooming with another new freshman lawmaker Lauren. Underwood from the Chicago suburbs. She gave me a quick tour of their apartment. It's pretty sparse. They didn't have any furniture. So they took a trip to Ikya today. She moved into her new office. She's had interviews with CNN LA times. Vice the Washington Post, you know, us and this afternoon, you know, she was supposed to give a really short speech at this tea ceremony that was going to be hosted by the presumed incoming speaker Nancy Pelosi, but Pelosi will now be meeting with President Trump to talk about negotiating an end to this shutdown. So she got news from her chief of staff late yesterday that hurl during this tea ceremony would be expanding greatly. She's like, well, actually, you're going to be opening it now, and it's like four hundred and fifty people, and I am now speaking I guess much longer. So I have to figure out what I'm going to say and make sure that I'm ready to say it articulate way and as for Katie porter. She got here late yesterday with her three kids. She took a door a night tour of DC. She saw the. Washington Monument things like that. She hasn't been able to go to any of the museums because those closed for the most part earlier today because of the shutdown, and, but she also had a pizza party in her new office with her kids on a Presley one of the other high profile new members of the freshman class came by she's from Massachusetts. So it's really been kind of hit the ground running mode for both of them. Yeah. Sounds kind of fun actually pizza and t I mean new remains. Very DC. Yeah. All right. So there's but they are starting their jobs at a time of incredible dysfunction and partisanship the shutdown, obviously. So how is that changing their perspective of of what they're supposed to do what they're supposed to accomplish in Washington. Right. And Katie porter said yesterday that usually this would be a really ceremonious day tomorrow after everybody is going to be sworn in. But it's going to be a little bit more somber because of the shutdown. I'm democratic leadership in the house is indicated that they want to introduce to bills to reopen. The government basically right after everybody is sworn in tomorrow one of those bills will fund most of the government through September. And then this other one would be just a budget for homeland security, which is where funding for the wall would go that's been the big sticking point. Both porter in hill support this plan. Here's porter talking about that. There are critical government functions. That are not. Getting done because people aren't there? So I'm in favor of opening up as much of the government is quickly as we can on this. We need to take longer to have a robust debate about what the best way is to secure our borders. I would rather do that. While we have our country up and running. And go ahead. And have that debate later if we need to know both of them seem pretty optimistic that the Senate, which is still controlled riper. Republicans will will adopt us that they say this is a bipartisan measure, but you know, it's to be seen. And we'll see if the president is willing to support this plan to, but if not we could be in for a continued shutdown, and they'll have to navigate that. Well, Katie hill. She's the one from northern LA county who we heard from at the beginning with the tea ceremony is she was elected to represent the freshman class to the rest of the leadership to policy, for example. What has she been doing in that particular role to make sure that a freshman class? It is not necessarily aligned in terms of everything there's some fractiousness within the conference. What is she doing to make sure that her class is heard? Well, she says she and her co Representative Joni goose from Colorado they've been really working. To get as many of the new freshmen members as they can together tonight to talk about this bills. She says a lot of them have been so consumed with the things that we talked about earlier moving furnishing opening up your new office hiring staff that they really haven't had a lot of time to wrap their head around. These bills were trying to convene as many of the freshman as possible this afternoon to sort of get all of our heads together. And make sure that we know what's coming up, and, you know, hopefully, have a better sense of what these packages look like. And if there's any kind of unity, hopefully, there will be and building some kind of consensus around it. But you know, ultimately, I think we have what we have to do is show that we're doing our part to get the government reopened, and that we're not compromising our values and the keyword there being hopefully that there will be some unity like you said on these congress. These new members of congress are coming in with a lot of different agendas. So we'll see if that's in the cards for them. All right. So tomorrow's a big day a ceremonial day of swearing in. And. You said that Katie Puerto brought her kids who else did the two katie's bring. So her parents are also here, they're all, you know, everybody just kind of got this big smile on their face. They're just beaming with pride. Katie hills husband is here her mom and her stepdad are also in DC I spoke with hills. Mom, Rachel Stevenson about what she's been doing to help her daughter go through this transition. And it's kind of you know, what most moms I think would do in these situations. I had a Macy's order delivered to her apartment. She could have some sheets and towels and comforters for her and furnished department and wardrobe shopping, that's my job. Wardrobe shopping has been a particular concern for Katie hill because she's she's such a California girl. She's lived her whole life there. So she's really kind of unsure about the the DC winter environs. But I she seems to have it under lock. Oh, that's good. It does sound like moving into college in a way in a weird way. Yeah. There's a lot of echoes of that to be sure right press play producer, Michelle Aloi in Washington covering the first week of Katie hill and Katie reporter in their new jobs as members of congress shall thank you. Thank you. up, Sheldon freida. That's the pleasure. We take when someone else fails. Well, it seems like that's happening a lot these days is it perhaps it is a lot more visible because what used to be a.

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"This is press play I'm Madeline brand. Well, despite the fact that part of the federal government is shuttered the new class of lawmakers will be sworn in tomorrow among them, seven New Democrats from California two of them of note from our part of the world both named Katie Katie hill from northern LA county and Katie porter from Orange County. Both of these katie's knocked off Republicans and both are poised to play key roles in the new congress KCRW's Michelle Eloy NBC covering the katie's in their first week. Hi there. Hi, madeleine. Well, tomorrow is the big day when they will officially become representatives in the house and aside from figuring out how to navigate the politics of shutdown. What have they been doing since they arrived in our capital? Well, kind of the typical things that you would expect when you're moving to a new city Katie hill got here just before the new year and she moved into her apartment. Not too far from the capital. She's rooming with another new freshman lawmaker Lauren. Underwood from the Chicago suburbs. She gave me a quick tour of their apartment. It's pretty sparse. They didn't have any furniture. So they took a trip to Kia today. She moved into her new office. She's had interviews with CNN LA times. Vice the Washington Post, you know, us and this afternoon, you know, she was supposed to give a really short speech at this tea ceremony that was going to be hosted by the presumed incoming speaker Nancy Pelosi, but Pelosi will now be meeting with President Trump to talk about negotiating an end of the shutdown. So she got news from her chief of staff late yesterday that hurl during this tea ceremony would be expanding greatly. She's like, well, actually, you're going to be opening it now, and it's an audience of like four hundred and fifty people, and I am now speaking, I guess much longer. So I have to figure out what I'm going to say and make sure that I'm ready to say it and articulate way and as for Katie porter. She got here late yesterday with her three kids. She took a tour a night tour of DC. She saw the. Washington Monument things like that she has been able to go to any of the museums because those closed for the most part earlier today because of the shutdown, and, but she also had a pizza party in her new office with her kids I on a Presley one of the other high profile new members of the freshman class came by she's from Massachusetts. So it's really been kind of hit the ground running mode for both of them. Yeah. It's kind of fun actually pizza in t I mean, new roommate? Very dc. All right. So there's but they are starting the their jobs at a time of incredible dysfunction and partisanship the shutdown, obviously. So how is that changing their perspective of of what they're supposed to do what they're supposed to accomplish in Washington. Right. And Katie porter said yesterday that usually this would be sort of a really ceremonious day tomorrow after everybody is going to be sworn in. But it's going to be a little bit more somber because of the shutdown democratic leadership in the house is indicated that they want to introduce to bills to reopen. The government basically right after everybody is sworn in tomorrow one of those bills will fund most of the government through September. And then this other one would just a budget for homeland security, which is where funding for the wall would go that's been the big sticking point both porter and hills support this plan. Here's Puerto talking about that there are critical government functions. That are not. Getting done because people aren't there? So I'm in favor of opening up as much of the government as quickly as we can if we need to take longer to have a robust debate about what the best way is to secure our borders. I would rather do that. While we have our country up and running. And go ahead. And have that debate later if we need to know both of them seem pretty optimistic that the Senate, which is still controlled riper publicans will will adopt this that they say this is a bipartisan measure, but you know, it's to be seen. And we'll see if the president is willing to support this plan to, but if not we could be in for a continued shutdown. They'll have to navigate that. Well, Katie hill. She's the one from northern LA county who we heard from at the beginning with the tea ceremony is she was elected to represent the freshman class to the rest of the leadership to policy, for example, m what has she been doing in that particular role to make sure that a freshman class that is not necessarily aligned in terms of everything there's some fractiousness within the conference. What is she doing to make sure that her class is heard? Well, she says she and her co Representative Joni goose from Colorado they've been really working. To get as many of the new freshmen members as they can together tonight to talk about this bills. She says a lot of them have been so consumed with the things that we talked about earlier moving furnishing opening up your new office hiring staff that they really haven't had a lot of time to wrap their head around. These bills were trying to convene as many of the freshman as possible this afternoon to sort of get all of our heads together. And make sure that we know what's coming up, and, you know, hopefully, have a better sense of what these packages look like. And if there's any kind of unity, hopefully, there will be and building some kind of consensus around it. But you know, ultimately, I think we have what we have to do is show that we're doing our part to get government reopened, and that we're not compromising our values and the keyword there being hopefully that there will be some unity like you said on these congress. These new members of congress are coming in with a lot of different agendas. So we'll see if that's in the cards for them. All right. So tomorrow's a big day ceremonial day of swearing in. And. You said that Katie Puerto brought her kids who else did the two katie's bring. So her parents are also here, they're all, you know, everybody's just kind of got this big smile on their face. They're just beaming with pride. Katie hill husband is here her mom and her stepdad are also in DC I spoke with hills. Mom, Rachel Stevenson about what she's been doing to help her daughter go through this transition. And it's kind of you know, what most moms I think would do in these situations. I had an ACS order delivered to her apartment that she could have some sheets and towels and comforters her and furnished department and wardrobe shopping, that's my job. Wardrobe shopping has been a particular concern for Katie hill, because she she's such a California girl should live her whole life there. So she's really kind of unsure about the the DC winter environs. So, but I she seems to have it under lock. Oh, that's good. It does sound like. Moving into college in a way. Yeah. In a weird way. Yeah. There's a lot of echoes of that to be sure right press play producer, Michelle Eloy in Washington covering the first week of Katie hill and Katie porter.

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06:58 min | 2 years ago

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"Paul Williams brother, David wrote on Twitter. His innocence is undoubted, I'm Noel king. And I'm Rachel Martin. President. Trump invites congressional leaders to the White House today. Another attempt to get funding for the border wall amid a government shutdown US border agents, fired tear gas into Mexico to push back. A group of parents. We'll have the latest and the African art museum here in Washington. DC honors the goldsmiths of Senegal, it is Wednesday January second musician, Troy Andrews, better known as trombone shorty turns thirty three years old today. The newscast is coming up next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal. Willman? President Trump has invited the top eight Republican and democratic congressional leaders to the White House this afternoon NPR's Windsor Johnston reports they're expected to talk about border security one day before the new congress convenes the issue has been the central sticking point and budget negotiations. President Trump remains firm and his five billion dollar demand for southern border wall while Democrats refused to approve the funding. The exact agenda of today's meeting is unknown. The White House invitation came on Tuesday after Democrats announced they would vote Thursday on a legislative package to reopen. The government without approving money for a border wall. It's unclear if the Bill will pass the Senate, or if President Trump will sign it the stalemate over border security has resulted in a partial government shutdown which is now in its twelfth day Windsor, Johnston, NPR news, Washington and be learned. That an internal watchdog for the government publishing office is planning to investigate the awarding of a new printing contract for the upcoming twenty twenty census NPR's Hansie long reports that an earlier investigation found agency officials violated contracting rules and procedures when awarding the original census contract. The twenty twenty cents is is expected to be the first US headcount conducted online, but the census bureau is still planning to rely on paper forms in communities without reliable internet access agency in charge of selecting a company to print those forms. The government publishing office has delayed announcing a new contractor for more than a month. The company that won the original contracts in Vale lost it last year after it filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. The GPO's inspector general Melinda. Miguel tells NPR the old contract investigation continues. At her office is also planning to look into the warning of the new contract census bureau says printing has to start by June to avoid disrupting senses. Preparations on zeal Lewan NPR news, New York, President Donald Trump is lashing out at incoming Republican Senator Mitt Romney of you. Utah in bed in the Washington Post Romney questioned Trump's strength of character, and he urged the president to inspire and unite the country. NPR's Matthew Schwartz says more Romney condemns what he calls the politics of anger and fear emanating from the White House, a president should unite us and inspire us to follow our better angels, Romney rights, but Trump's character. He says falls short of what presidential leadership requires Romney said he would continue to speak out against actions or statements that are quote dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions in response. Trump asked if Romney was flake, and he said he would prefer that Romney focused on border security and other areas where he can be useful. Russian officials have now allowed US counselor officials to meet with detained US citizen, Paul Whalen, wheelin was arrested last Friday in Moscow and charged with espionage Wieland's family says he was in Russia to attend a friend's wedding. Not to spy secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. Meanwhile, says the US is demanding an explanation as to why wheelin was arrested. This is N P. News. Good morning. It's eight oh four. I'm Eric Roy in for Terry Glazer with California headlines from KCRW amid the federal government shutdown new class of lawmakers is set to be sworn in tomorrow that includes seven California Democrats who ousted Republicans in the midterm elections case, get abuse. Michelle alloy is reporting from Washington DC this week. She spoke with one of southern California's incoming representatives who say she's ready for a fight with President Donald Trump over funding for his border wall. Representative elect Katie hill says she isn't intimidated to start her new job in the middle of a government shutdown. She says Democrats like her were sent to Washington with a mandate to oppose President Trump's demand for billions for a wall. It's certainly a non-starter right now. I don't think anyone is is ready to kind of come in. And back down hill says the longer the partial shutdown continues, though, the harder it will be for Democrats not to give some ground. The government has been shuttered for nearly two weeks leaving around eight hundred thousand federal employees. Either furloughed or working without pay democratic leaders in the house say they plan to introduce bills to reopen the government as soon as the new congress is sworn in on Thursday. That means new members like hill are getting a crash course in Washington politics in the Trump era, really gives you a sense of the gravity of what you're coming into and how dysfunctional this has been for so long with Republicans still in control of the Senate and the president insisting on Twitter that the wall needs to be funded. DC's newest residents could be navigating those politics for a while for KCRW. I'm Michelle Eloy in Washington DC and activists across the country will take to the streets for the third annual women's March this month, but one California addition has been canceled humble county. Organizers say they called off the March over concerns that the participants would be quote, overwhelmingly white case, George has more on Saturday January nineteenth third annual women's March will take place in downtown LA. It's the biggest one in California by far. But by no means the only. No one here during Donald Trump's presidency. The January marches have taken place in Santa Barbara, Orange County, San Diego even more rural communities like Eureka, California, but not this year organizers and their supporters in Humboldt county made national headlines when they announced the cancellation they released a statement saying they want to broaden diversity among organizers because quote, the participants have been overwhelmingly white lacking representation from several perspectives in our community, and quote, instead the group is encouraging people to attend Martin Luther King junior day events later in the month now that justification struck a chord because women's March organizers nationally have faced questions about racial diversity and inclusiveness. Still census data show. Humboldt county is about seventy four percent white as for LA the women's marches slated to take over downtown streets. Again, no word on expect turnout last year more than five hundred thousand people reportedly gathered around LA city. Hall for me to themed rally organizers at the time said the real measure of the movement would be whether they had an effect on this year's midterm election. And tomorrow's swearing in of a new democratically controlled house suggests that they did for KCRW. I'm Evan George support. For NPR news comes from the skull foundation, working with social entrepreneurs innovators and funders to exonerate solutions to the world's most pressing problems, both.

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05:56 min | 2 years ago

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"We talked with Katie hill of Santa Clarita today. Katie porter of Irvine porter championed. A lot of liberal causes during the campaign and plans to vote with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. She's also single parent raising three young kids and she's figuring out how to split her time between the O C N D C KCRW's, Michelle Eloy recently sat down with quarter to talk about that. And the weeks of uncertain ballot-counting before she found out that she'd one one week after the election. I took the lead and at nine o'clock that night on Tuesday, a boarded a plane, flew all night long. Maybe connection and arrived in DC on Wednesday morning. Just didn't. Time to be part of the class photo for the one hundred sixteenth congress. Everyone was excited that the race was being called. Nobody knew what was going to happen. And so they actually learned of the official calling of the race while I was in DC and leader policy actually announced it to the entire room. So that was actually a really fun and special way to get to learn of the outcome. So you had a famous quote in politico a couple of weeks ago, which was basically that congress wasn't built for members. Like me. There's definitely a built in assumption of a two parent model, and I know this line of questioning concern, really gendered. But how have you been navigating that because you are into really unique situation that a lot of other members of congress are not no there's definitely an assumption of kind of everybody having a spouse. So there are all these spousal orientation events which are held at the exact same time as the member orientation events, and that's where you get information for instance, about which events are kid friendly the pros. Cons of having your family stay in the district versus moving to DC in. So that really gives an example. Right. There of how they're assuming you have a spouse like most American families. I'm having to make a budget and sit down and try to figure out how I'm going to pay for housing. And in this case, it's housing in two locations. My kids love their public school here in Irvine. So they're going to be finishing up the school year. I've hired someone to be a live in caregiver for them. But I'm going to have to be creative in terms of how I make ends meet having to maintain two homes and go back and forth. One of the questions that I had was though, you know, is that something that's going to influence the kind of policies you're gonna push her at the end of the there were a lot of other things you campaigned on healthcare Medicare for all environmental concerns. I mean is this going to be priority for you? Or are there other things that you really want to push when you do get congress? I do think it's important for those of us who are in the public eye who are trying to balance work and family to be honest with people about why it's challenging and then to try to think about ways. We could help. So one of the things that's on my radar right now is the fact that the house daycare center for younger children apparently is constantly full. There's a long wait list. I had lots of staffers come up to me telling me their story of how their child set on the wait list for years and years and was never able to get into the house. Take care. I told them back. You know, childcare is not like diamonds. It's not a scarce natural resource. We can actually have more childcare. I also would love to see Capitol Hill create an after school center, so that people's kids could come to the house after school and do their homework and how after school programming so that parents don't have to scramble to change the line of questioning a little bit Democratic Party is a big tent. It sounds like you'll be joining the progressive caucus. So how do you square that in a district like this? This is a swing district and historically. I mean, your your victory is an outlier here. This is a Republican district. So how are you talking to your constituents? About that. The mandate that I felt like came out of the election was that folks here want a congress member who will listen to them and who will give them information about what's happening in Washington. And so we're spending a lot of effort into thinking about how can we let people know what's pending before congress? How can we communicate not just what I voted to do? But why? And so how do you take that into consideration? When it comes to progressive policies like Medicare for all or a gun control issues because you know, certainly, there are not a few people out there who maybe voted for you, not necessarily as an endorsement of those policies, but as more of a review of the president, and you know, you will be up for reelection in less than two years. Right now, we have to see what kinds of policies the president puts forward. But there are a lot a lot of concern in this district about President Trump when he ran this district went for Hillary Clinton by several points. So I think if we see different policies out of the White House policies that really reflect Orange County's values that will be an exciting moment and a chance to reach across the aisle and work in a bipartisan way, but if Donald Trump is going to attack Californians as taxpayers and attack California's diversity than I think, I have to stand up for the people of California, what are some of those issues where you feel like you might be able to reach across the island work with Republicans. We've heard a lot from Donald Trump on the campaign trail about the high cost of pharmaceuticals and the rising cost of prescription drugs. So that's an issue where I have hoped that we can reach across the aisle. We've also heard the president talk a lot about infrastructure. He and hearing Wenge county we have a growing population or airport is getting busier and busier we have a lot of four prophet toll. Roads that I think people would love to see move toward being free public roads in the future that was incoming freshman Representative Katie porter of Irvine talking with KCRW's Michelle Eloy, you can follow all Michelle's coverage of both katie's as they had to congress on morning edition and on KCRW's press play. Support comes from the hammer museum at Westwood and Wilshire, the Wall Street Journal says the drawings of Victor Hugo can be mentioned in the same breath as Rembrandt while a fifty.

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05:50 min | 2 years ago

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"KCRW. This is morning edition, a powerful new class of freshmen Democrats is about to begin work in Washington. They're young diverse and liberal and a handful of them come from California KCRW is following a pair of them around Washington for their first week on the job. One is Katie hill of Santa Clarita. She's thirty one she toppled Republican incumbent and has been elected to freshman leadership. KCRW's Michelle Eloy recently sat down with hill to talk about her new job. And it's been such a whirlwind for the California congresswoman that they did the interview in Michelle's car at a Starbucks parking lot. Tell me a little bit about what your first month has been like what's it been like since you won the election? Sure, it's been a whirlwind pretty much as soon as the election was over near basically immediately treated, like a member in the sense that you have all the other members who are running for different things calling you asking for your support like leadership positions, and and for us the next day was the borderline shooting, and that was affected people in the district and the fires had started. And so that was like instantaneous was that happening in that Monday. You're supposed to be in DC orientational. So it was there's no no break whatsoever. And I had to buy clothes to go to DC because I don't have warm clothes. And then it was in DC. It was just total like your thrown into the deep end in terms of what is supposed to happen. I was telling other people it really feels a lot like college like orientation. You know, you're learning gear incoming classmates, you're learning where you're you're supposed to go for different things. You're getting the. Kind of administrative orientation. Was there a a moment during that first week where it really kind of like all sunk in where you're like. Oh, oh my gosh. It's real now. Honestly, it wasn't actually until the second week that I felt like I had that kind of clear of a moment. And that was when I had been elected freshman leadership with Johnny goose his cO rep with me. And so we're sitting there in Nancy Pelosi's office with the whip and the majority leader, and the soon to be speaker, and every person who had been elected to any of these leadership positions. And it was then that you're just like oh my God. This is the table where decisions are made that affect every single person in this country. That was definitely a. Oh, wow. And they're asking for your opinions, and I'm like. So so if that was a that was the one where you're just like, yeah. This is real. So I I read that you have joined both the congressional progressive caucus as well as the more moderate than you Democrats, why both of those because I think that I don't fit neatly within one of those boxes. Right. Like, I feel like there are parts to each that resonates strongly with me. And I also think that there's a lot of power in the relationships you build by being both. And also the information that you get and the resources that you have. But I think Washington is always going to want to try to put you in in sort of one or the other. And so how will you deal with that? Because there are going to be issues where these two caucuses, maybe they're not diametrically opposed on what they want, but they do have policy differences that are, you know, quite large. I see it as we have to be on the same team as Democrats across the board for us to make anything happen in the next two years far beyond but let's just start with the next two. So it is our job. And it's the job of anyone who's an leadership position to figure out how to bridge those divides and make sure we're all on the same team in on the same page for what ends up getting pushed forward. And that means the progressive side isn't gonna get everything at once. And it means that, you know, for some of us on the more moderate side that we're going to be pushed further than we might wanna be or might be comfortable and reconcile those two is something that I know I can help facilitate speaking of leadership you've been really vocal supporter of Nancy Pelosi. Why because I think that this is such a high priority of of being able to be effective that we need people. Who know what they're doing? Right. We were the freshman classmates have one in four members of congress now on the democratic side. That means we don't know what we're doing on the actual hillside the legislative side, the committee's everything like that you need somebody who really knows that who can get us these victories, and who can who can get this entire diverse range of ideas represented and moving together. Right. So within days it became. Being in DC, it became clear to me like there's no one even close to what Nancy is capable of. Well, and I think that speaks to one of the criticisms that have been leveled against Pelosi and democratic leadership in general is that they haven't been making room. They haven't been fostering, a new generation of people to come up and take over their positions when inevitably they leave. And so is that something that you want to look to remedy going forward? Definitely. And I think that's actually a huge piece of change that this new class is going to be able to bring in is that pretty much for coming in with the demand of having having seats at the table and being able to to be that next generation of this is the passing of the torch. And so I think that senior leadership is making a conscious effort of building that capacity. But is there a time line that you want to see where you know, you are seeing where of the next generation kind of moving into more leadership roles or do you feel like that's happening? Now, I think it's happening now, but I also think that there's a democratic process to the democratic caucus, and, you know, young freshman people can ran for these positions and. Should be able to build the support to do that. So this year. No, there's not gonna be fischel freshman caucus wide positions. But next year. I wouldn't be surprised if if several freshman can end up being much higher levels that was freshman Representative Katie hill of Santa Carita talking with KCRW's Michelle Eloy coming up tomorrow, you'll hear from incoming congresswoman Katie porter of Orange County, and you are listening to morning edition KCRW sponsors.

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"The homeless who live on the notorious skid row in los angeles michelle eloy from kcr w visited skid row to find out how obamacare revolutionize healthcare there and what is at stake take disappears andrzej closure rise tunnel living intel effort down given the quarter has diabetes and his getting has the check for nerve damage at a clinic on skid row mick water lives in a nearby shelter but he's been able to control his diabetes since obama care allow more adults to enroll in medical three years ago he's one of the three point five million californians and thousands of homeless people who suddenly had health coverage after years of going without mcquarters quarter says being insured has helped him get healthier diabetes is rocking ma blood pressure is like warned twenty seven over sixty three i'm just that that up he differently they gave me a whole book on aden added that little detail the him out a warm today mic water is a regular here at la christian health center it's just one of many clinics that tend to the homeless on skid row since 2014 this clinic has signed up nearly he five hundred homeless people for medicare the percent of patients who have insurance jumped from twenty eight to nearly seventy percent that's made it easier to control illness on skid row and the extra federal funding helps the clinics pay for more staff and equipment but the republican plan.

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