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"michelle martin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Are Michelle Martin. We're going to go back now to the questions of accountability and the way forward after the violence at the capital Wednesday. In recent years far right extremism has become increasingly visible and perhaps even accepted in some quarters, in part because of President Trump's own rhetoric or refusal to criticize it. So where do we go from here? We called Mary McCord to help us. Think about that. She served as the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice, and she is currently the legal director at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center, where she's been researching and writing about these issues. Mary McCord. Thank you for joining us once again, although, of course we're very sorry about the circumstances. Yes, thank you for having me and I couldn't agree more. It zah terrible situation that we find ourselves in having to talk about this. So to begin with, Let's talk about how to talk about this. I mean, there have been a lot of terms used to describe what happened Wednesday. Some Are calling it a protest. Others are calling it an insurrection. Some are calling it domestic terrorism. Given your expertise. How do you characterize what happened Wednesday, and why? I mean, I guess In some ways, it's all of the above. But I think it it's certainly most jumps out at me from a legal perspective as an insurrection because it was an attempt that so much to overthrow the entire government, but to prevent Um, the fulfillment of governmental functions, which on that day, January 6 was the joint session of Congress who gathered pursuant to federal law to count the electoral college votes of the state. States and to certify the president and the vice president as the winners of the election, And that would be Joe Biden and Kamila Harris. And so this insurrection was an attempt to stop that, And in fact, for a least several hours was successful in preventing that vote. Can you talk a bit about how the law Treats acts of violence committed under these kinds of circumstances, Because because as you you certainly know, um there has been a very robust conversation going on about the fact that these Thies Writers seemed to have been treated. With a lot more leniency than we have seen. In other circumstances. Social justice protests black lives matter, so they're two questions there. One is a tactical question how law enforcement specifically chose to To deal with it. But then there's the legal question. I mean, does the law see the this kind of conduct conducted in for these particular reasons in a particular way? I mean, the criminal law has all kinds of really a menu of options that are applicable to the conduct of the insurrectionists at the capital on Wednesday, I mean everything from the assault on the federal law enforcement officials the violent and unlawful entry into a restricted U. S government building. The destruction of US government property, the stealing of US government property, insurrection itself, seditious conspiracy, and I also would say, even though there is not a crime called terrorism that applies to this. This would certainly fit within the definition of crimes. Intended to intimidate or coerce and influence of policy through intimidation or coercion in terms of the handling of this differently than what we saw over the summer. I think there's no question it was. It was very much soft policing so soft that it was immediately overrun by the insurrectionists and the rioters. Um, And we way saw hard policing this summer in Washington, D C as well as other places around the country, and I think there's a couple reasons for that. I mean, one is I think, you know we'd be fools to ignore the fact of the difference between this being a bunch of Of white people, primarily white people who were supporters of the president, as opposed to the summer's events being racial justice demonstrators who were very mixed race certainly obviously a lot of black Americans, but also a lot of white Americans and other Americans of color and and non Americans as well participated in those, and I think that's something that has to be looked at that disparity. That seems to be based on on at least in many ways, the color of the skin and the support the political support of the protesters. But beyond that, I think there's some also just Actual tactical missteps here. I think the Capitol police, you know, I think, in part as a result of criticism of heavy handed techniques this summer, there was an effort by law enforcement to to try to engage in self policing, which I would say in general, we should agree with right. I think we'd like to see more soft policing instead of hard policing when it comes to First Amendment protected activity. The problem was this devolved from First Amendment protected activity into a violent mob really fast and at that point that soft policing is not good enough, and that's where the Capitol Police were completely overwhelmed, unprepared and it's frankly unfathomable to me why they were so unprepared. Because the intelligence was available. The information was available. It was online. We knew these demonstrators were going to go to the capital. We knew they were going to encircle the capital, and we knew that at least some among them wanted to do so violently. And once you have a crowd that becomes a mob, even those who had no intent to engage in violence are often times swept up into that violence. President Trump will be gone in a couple of weeks. It leaves he will be he will no longer be serving in that position, whether it's days from now or whether it's a week from now it's a short period of time where he will no longer hold that office. But he has a person remains, and he still has access to some means of communication. So the question has become is does this kind of should we be planning for an era in which street violence? Promulgated by whoever is a reality. And if that is the case what should happen? E think we have to recognize that, you know, maybe this is a wake up like we saw something that I don't think most people thought they would ever see in their lifetimes in America. A lot of the world didn't think they'd see that in America and we saw it on Wednesday, and it's scary and it's frightening and I have to wonder if if they'd have gotten their hands on on.
With 'Deaf U,' Nyle DiMarco Strives To Show 'There Is No One Right Way To Be Deaf'
"On Michelle Martin. Let's go back to pre covert times for a minute. You're a college student, and you want to take a break from the grind by going out for a few drinks or maybe getting a mani pedi with your B F F. But the seats only allow you to sit next to each other rather than face each other. No big deal, right? Well, it kind of is, if you are deaf or hard of hearing, And if you use American Silang, which SL to communicate Where you use your hands and facial expressions are important. And those are just a few of the subtleties revealed to those outside of the deaf community in the new Netflix reality, Siri's deaf, you know. It follows a group of students that guided at University in Washington, D C, which is known as the on Ly University in the world, where students can live and learn in American sign, language and English. But students still have to navigate a world that isn't necessarily built for them. The creator of the series is Nyle DeMarco, the model actor and activist who won both America's next top model and dancing with the stars, the first death contestant to do so, and he is here with us now to tell us more. And through the miracle of technology. He and I are talking to each other. And you're going to hear the voice of his interpreter. Gray Van Pelt. Welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. Of course. It's my pleasure. Thanks so much for having me today. As I just noted, you've been on reality television kind of a star. You're a model dancer. Clearly an activist. How did the idea of making a show about your alma mater come to you? It's pretty interesting. It goes back to my own experience being on reality television. I always felt that the image that was kind of made of me on screen was very one dimensional was always asked specifically about my deafness about my identity's sorts of struggles, but never about the things that I liked or disliked or really anything that I would have offered more to who I wass. It was nothing really about The culture right? And the idea for this show really came with the realization that we could use this to reframe the deaf community and offering entrance into our world which is so rich in culture and so layered in diverse but one of the things that I noticed If you've seen any show about college life, then you're going to, you know, recognize the types the The athletes, the influencers, you know, I activists, But you also introduced us to another divide a guy a debt between the so called elite Capital D, deaf from well known deaf families. And then as you've described elsewhere, lower case D death, those who don't come from these well known death families. Why did you feel it was important to kind of highlight this other divide myself as somebody who views elites as a group. I see. It could be a positive thing in the preserving of sign language, our culture, You know, it's about passing down those legacies in those traditions that make our culture. So Reg. There certainly are lower case D people who might see elites as someone who's had an unfair advantage, right? Whether it's their educational background, their confidence, their identity, their language fluency coming into college debt for them often, you know, they face a challenge that They have to not only focus on getting a degree, but also focus on learning a new language and a new culture. But there are so many layers to that divide between elites and perhaps Laura Kees de definite, something that's really key for a community. It's very complicated, but it's a discussion that were starting to have one of the characters of football player named Rodney. Likes to think of himself a somewhere in the middle of this divide. He has cochlear implants so he can hear and he also signs and I want to play a clip. This's Rodney's father. Do you feel like you're in between? We're like caught in the middle. I a deft So I'm in a body community. And this is what he is saying to some degree. Is is that he gives himself a license to be a Yeah. Ronnie Rotten family is so incredible. He's one of my absolute favorite. On the show. And one thing that I really love about him is that he really, you know, showcases and embodies that there is no one right way to be deaf, right? He's already fluent in American sign language, and so he has access to both. He's able to function in a hearing world in a deaf world with SL in English versus Ah lot of other students who come in to Garland at with outside language. You know they're facing a struggle of looking to find a place to fit in. Ronnie's already got it figured out so you can see through the show. He's like, I'm good. It's one of the things I love about him. Well, one of the things that I really liked about this exchange, though it mirrors some conversations that I think we have about race in this country to Rodney's also African American, and he also Exists in the space of trying to figure out like, what does it mean to be that right now? What do I want to be the truth of me and who gets to decide that? I think at the core of it, you know, it comes from growing up specifically in a culture and having access to the language. You know, I do think that Romney is incredibly confident. And you know, he knows exactly where his intersectionality lies. I do want to mention that you've been forward facing death advocate part of Your work in this area met hiring death crew members and creatives. I want to highlight that because that's not something that you want would necessarily know watching the Siri's. But why was that important as someone who is deaf? You know, I know that if you really want unauthentic story, it has to happen behind the camera, you know, defies really captured the culture best and we actually made it a requirement that we had to hire deaf people. We wanted to ensure that at minimum, we had 30% of the deaf crew behind the scenes working and we ended up with 50%, which was incredible, and it's the first time it's ever been done in history. You know we're working. So that later we have a little Hollywood empire were able to develop our own TV shows in our movies and our content that really reflect of culture and an authentic experience. And this essentially was the start. I'm so thrilled about it. That was now DeMarco, creator of the New Netflix. Siri's deaf You It is available now. And just wanna mention that we've been hearing him through the voice of his interpreter, Nyle DiMarco. Thanks so much for talking to us. Course. This was such a pleasure. Thank you so much for having me.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Michelle Martin across the country today some attended peaceful vigils marches and demonstrations while others spent the day sweeping up broken glass trash and other debris from protest over the death of George Floyd in police custody protest in several cities turned violent last night cars and buildings were burned shops and stores looted and some clashed with police in Minneapolis where Floyd was killed last Monday police and the National Guard fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds of protesters last night that's where NPR's David Schaper is and he is with us now David Schaper it's good to hear from you thanks for joining us thanks for having me Michelle first of all she could you just give us a recap of what happened last night in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the country well yeah they were huge demonstrations thousands of protesters in just about every major city including Los Angeles Seattle Chicago Philadelphia Atlanta and Washington DC many people coming out to express outrage after another police killing of a person of color and it's spread to many smaller cities to like Kansas city Lincoln Nebraska Fargo North Dakota in Ferguson Missouri which has had its own recent history of police violence in many cities the National Guard was called out to many of the protests were met with a really fierce law enforcement response in an incredible show of force here in Minnesota governor Tim Walz called Saturday a day filled with tension like and unlike any other in Minnesota he credited the community residents with helping calm those tensions in getting family members and friends and neighbors off the streets while the city and state police along with more than four thousand National Guard troops conducted what he called the most complex public safety operations in state history they did so in a professional manner they did so without a single loss of life and minimal property damage well governor won't says the police operated in a professional manner but after some violent confrontations aren't some of their tactics and that show of force being questioned now yes actually they are of police in the National Guard began to crack down on some protesters right almost right after the eight o'clock local time curfew that was set the time that the walls would set for cute curfew in the Twin Cities and they fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the demonstrators using firing projectiles like rubber bullets of even fired upon a detained journalists even though we weren't supposed to be a good we're we're we've works supposed to be exempt from the curfew walls did apologize for that but there was also another incident in which police officers wearing riot gear rolled down a residential street stopped in one officer yelled for residents who are standing on their porch to go inside and then when they didn't he said like a mop and other officers file projectiles at them the state's public safety commissioner commissioner John Harrington said these incidents are under review but he defended his officers saying they did what they had to do these aren't particularly pretty actions that we take and I can assure you of all the things the state patrol water rather than doing this week and last night it was anything but what we had to do but it was necessary nevertheless David at many protesters do continue to turn out and they do continue to stay out after the curfews to demonstrate and I understand you do have a chance to talk to some folks and what did they tell you about why they're doing that yeah I talked to two young men who were participating in one of the pre peaceful protests twenty one year old Ahmad Muhammad twenty four year old a chemo Lee and I asked them why after protests a protester throughout the day they didn't just go home at curfew to.
Michelle Martinko - Forever 18
"Over the course of the next two weeks or so. You're going to go on a journey back in time. The evidence in this case will take to the year nineteen seventy-nine specifically six days before Christmas summer. Nineteen nineteen seventy nine show. Marchenko was a girl out on the town in nineteen seventy nine eighteen year old. Michelle Martin was in her senior year at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids Iowa and on December nineteenth. She was headed to a Christmas banquet for her school concert choir at a local hotel she had the adorable little rabbit fur coat and she do her era blue. What I refer to as the fair Faucet flip and she to her hair makeup and You know we're pretty dress. And that's very typical of how she dressed up if she was going home. Michelle left the banquet and headed to the West Stale Mall to pick up a coat. Her mother put on layaway for her when she got there she ran into a group of fellow students who had also just left. Think about the time that we did come out of the store a friend of hers and a friend of his they we read. We did run into them out of the mall. Michelle had been spotted by her ex boyfriend. Andy sidell Andy says he thought Michelle was at her choir banquet so he thought it was the perfect time to buy her Christmas present for Awhile. Marina went down on remember. We went downstairs. I think there was an escalator. There I don't remember which route we took. It just went went down towards it. Hey wasn't expecting to see a here. I'm going to go back up and go get your gift. Please don't follow me. She agreed and told Andy She'd give him a call later that night. Michelle then ran into another friend. Curtis Thomas who was working at a clothing store. He took is break with Michelle and they went to get a bite to eat upstairs at the food court but the two ended up talking for too long and he had to get back to his job but Michelle said she was going to leave and so we walked past the store and we kept walking and we turned to the first exit. Pass my store and we walked up to the door and she said she was going to go and I said I had to go but we were lucky we were talking. My don't be a stranger. You Know Michelle bundled up and headed out. Another schoolmate saw Michelle coming out of the exit from the mall and going towards the parking lot. She said she saw Michelle carrying packages in a bag appearing to be in a hurry other people came out at that same time but. Michelle was by herself an employee who is closing down. One of the stores noticed Michelle's car still in the parking lot sometime between ten thirty and eleven PM. There were few cars left so it seemed out of place around this time. Michelle's mother frantically called her friend. Jane she asked me if I knew where Michelle was. Well I asked me of. Michelle is with me and divide now. Michelle was would I have any idea or Michelle would be. Jane didn't know it was a school night and she had gone home early to work on our homework. Michelle's mother called police at two. Am to report. Her daughter. Missing around four am Cedar Rapids Police Officer James. Kincaid phoned her gold seventy two buick four door in the mall. Parking lot with the rear driver's side door unlocked dispatchers instructed. Him to open the door was she was sludge down the door. Several stab wounds on her chest and Remember seeing laceration on her Chin and she was no signs of life twos. Obviously Dad the officer then radioed for backup. Michelle's body was laying inside of her car. Curled into the passenger side seat floorboard stabbed multiple times and bloodied from her wounds. Crime scene investigators collected evidence. They preserved it not knowing. If anything of value could be found the case would remain open for the next thirty. Nine years you will hear that the advancements into science breathed new life into the investigation and provide a glimmer of hope for the investigators that the answers they sought may lie in the eyes of physical evidence still remaining from the nineteen seventy-nine crime scene those advances included the capability to test for DNA in bloodstains found Michelle's black dress and on the gearshift selector in her car. New leads and developments in technology led investigators in two thousand eighteen to a pizza joint. Forty five minutes down the road from the West Stale Mall there. They found themselves sitting in a booth staring directly at the possible assailant. That suspect got up and left afterwards. Investigators took a straw from the glass. The target had left behind. The evidence will show the comparison of the DNA that was able to be obtained from the Straw. Used by the defendant in the suspect male DNA profile from Michelle's dress revealed an outstanding development for the first time in the investigation of any suspects. A defendant could not be eliminated as a major contributor to this profile. Who was sitting across from the officers at that pizza parlor. Was it someone? Michelle knew someone. She cared about someone she trusted or was it a random individual were after thirty nine years. Her family friends and the police finally had the answers to the questions that had evaded them for so
"michelle martin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR news I'm Michelle Martin the outbreak of coronavirus in Washington state is revealing just how vulnerable the elderly are in the growing pandemic nowhere is that more clear than at life care center a long term care and nursing facility east of Seattle at least twenty five residents have died and many others are in the hospital will stone of member station KNKX reports that some of the families and residents still there remain in limbo two years ago after suffering a minor stroke Julie you had no interest in moving into a long term care facility the now ninety three year old lived alone rode the bus and shun the use of a Walker but the use daughter sue Wilson says it did not take long for life care center to become home she keeps telling me that they would be nice to me they are correct I can Stacey Wilson lives ten minutes down the road several times a week she bring her mother over to their bustling home chickens and dogs roaming in the yard to see her great grandchildren or on the weekends for church every Sunday she will remember still I'm waiting she did not like the teacher waiting it's just like life does have such a joy for meaning trucker Wilson holds or smart phone and scrolls through photos of her mother out and about with their family some taken just a few months ago she went out to the Chinese restaurant we were eating together get up with the whole family Wilson can't make sense of how these happy routines could change so fast last month she and other families discovered the corona virus had begun to sweep through their suburb on the banks of Lake Washington exchanges she finds out she's positive she no longer want to talk on the phone assisting local ports positive for corona virus like many who lived and worked at life care Wilson worries her mother's health is is deteriorating she believes the nurses are doing the best they can but her mother is isolated stuck in a room unable to see her family and only able to understand a bit of English and she's watched others being wheeled away on stretchers unlikely to return I think she's in shock and also find out she's going to die like because she's mobile should watch out for I think should know because she's clear Wilson finds herself in a heart rending predicament as her mother lingers at the facility until she's no longer contagious outside life care center neighbors rap blue ribbons around pine trees and flowers frame the welcome sign Bridget park hills seventy six year old mother was living there during rehab after knee replacement she says her mother went to the hospital briefly and tested positive for the virus but was then brought back to life care the hospitals don't have any beds for people that don't have acute respiratory distress park hill and her sister Carmen gray wait outside her mother's window in the cold to check on her we're hoping that mom is strong and that she's can I come out on the other side of this okay she worries staff are over stretched and her mother isn't able to move around our base properly life care does not prohibit anyone from leaving but families can't necessarily bring their loved ones home and run the risk of exposing others to the virus Laura right Meyer says her family decided to pull her ninety three year old mother out of life care as the situation grew more dire we got like it was a death sentence from my mom that her chances of getting it were obviously great now her mother is living with her and right Meyer who's a nurse practitioner says she's doing better I think we made the right decision for ourselves and for our mom right my says it doesn't appear her mother contracted the virus back at su Wilson's home she's writing a card to her mother she hasn't been in the same room with her for weeks because we worry about my mother and I just felt like everybody have to die should be a happy long tonight I just wanna hold her hand she's not frightened back in that long it lasts Wilson says she doesn't blame anyone she just wants to be with her mother even if it's just to say good bye for NPR news I'm will stone in Seattle I was thinking about the trip our team took back in twenty eighteen to report on Porter Rico's uneven recovery from hurricane Maria of course you're going to report on the big issues but on a trip like that for some reason it's those unexpected little details that tend to stick with you and one of those details was our visit to our hair salon where the owner told us that more women with naturally curly hair we're choosing to keep it that way even after electricity became more reliable and they could go back to straightening it if they wanted to she told us that a lot of her clients realize that it look better it was easier to manage and was healthier for their hair so she didn't even bother to talk about the racist politics at that forgive me root of the whole idea that straight hair is professional and desirable and curly hair somehow isn't she just what about giving her clients awesome curly hair cuts and stocking products to keep them looking sharp can I just tell you I thought about that again this week because all crises with a personal or political are revealing the corona virus pandemic we are now experiencing is no different for sure it's laying bare objective realities like the fact that millions of people can't stay home if they're sick because they won't get paid if they do like the fact that millions of people have little to no financial cushion and can't stock up on necessities if they wanted to or the fact that too many kids are living on the edge and that a college dorm closing or K. through twelve school shutting down for weeks is occasion for profound worry some of what is being revealed is less obvious and more deeply ingrained like the fact that so many people feel on the edge even if on paper they're not is it because the memories of the recession are still fresh and the scars are so deep well that work is so central to American life that people don't know who they are otherwise crises are also great teachers we're learning again what we as people and as a country could have known or should have known but have chosen not to see or act upon surely some of us are going to be asking why why if in a world with an interconnected economic ecosystem with many of our clothes our phones machinery and food coming from China and Europe not to mention Mexico and Canada with US soybeans meat and poultry feeding the world and U. S. machinery and fuel powering it and transporting it why hasn't there been a more coherent global response why aren't we sharing more information and resources of the world's best scientists working together to solve this and if not why not why can some countries test as many people as need to be tested to determine the course of this virus and others with great resources are not why are some communities able to quickly we'll around to offer their students opportunities to take lessons at home but others even jurisdictions right next door to each other even in the same state cannot and finally and yes sure this is a sensitive one but it has to be asked why in a rich country like the United States a proud country a compassionate country is life liberty and the pursuit of happiness a right according to one of our founding documents but the care that could keep you alive or at least well is considered a benefit something you need to earn to your job or received through mercy or righteousness there are always reasons but are there reasons sufficient and relevant to now to what we know now to the facts and science and common sense and moral reasoning now not when our parents told us not what our neighbor said not what everybody thought was right back in the day what makes us feel good about ourselves and our place in the world we're going to be different after this the only question is how and finally today at the south by southwest festival is one of the many sporting and cultural events that have been canceled due to the coronavirus music and Film Festival showcases.
"michelle martin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Hi Michelle Martin in Vancouver Washington also this our young voters here tell us about the issues that matter to them like the high cost of college if I only had to add five dollars on my taxes every year and that would help pay for education I would be happy to do that I will head to Australia were devastating wildfires have come to an end but extreme heat is still an issue it's really a struggle you want to do things but that he just zaps an attribute but first this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm joining Hurst even as the number of new coronavirus infections continues to rise a top global health expert tells NPR it's not too late to contain the virus impairs Marie Osmond has more Bruce our word is a senior advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization he says as much as it might look like the world is in the midst of a global corona virus pandemic we're actually seeing is a series of corona virus outbreaks in each country as long as you have these discrete outbreaks there's there's the opportunity to control them that's a big message that we saw in China and one of the big surprises China has reduced new infections from highs of two thousand per day to less than one hundred but Howard who led a recent fact finding mission to China says we shouldn't attribute China's success to its most unprecedented strategy the lockdown of cities at the epicenter of the outbreak in many more locations he says the approach was less draconian and focused on identifying and isolating cases and their close contacts that he says is really making a difference your retirement NPR news oil prices have been dropping as the new coronavirus cuts into global demand they're expected to plummet further after a surprise move by Saudi Arabia as NPR's Camila domonoske reports the kingdom is selling oil at bargain basement prices low prices hurt oil producers so for weeks Saudi Arabia has been pushing other big producers to cut output which should boost prices OPEC said okay it but Russia refused after talks failed last week Saudi Arabia has changed course if Riyadh can't get the price back up it's going to drive the price way down because while low oil prices are bad for Saudi Arabia's budget they can be even more painful for other producers Riyadh is offering oil at below market rates and it's poised to flood the market with a ton of that cheap crude Russia seems to be the target of this price war but American oil and gas producers will also feel pain from plummeting prices what consumers are likely to benefit from lower gasoline prices Camilla domonoske NPR news former democratic presidential candidate Kamilla Harris is throwing her support behind former vice president Joe Biden for the twenty twenty democratic presidential nomination and here's Windsor Johnston reports the California senator's endorsement comes as the field of contenders narrows harasses the latest former presidential candidate to endorse fight in an online video she pledged to do everything in her power to help the former vice president to get elected I believe in so I really believe in him and I've known for a long time one of the things that we need right now is we need a leader who really does care about the people and.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR news Michelle Martin early results are trickling in from the Nevada caucuses and it is looking like a good day for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders those early results show him what a sizeable lead over his rivals for the democratic presidential nomination for more on what we know so far about the outcome in Nevada and what it could mean we have NPR senior political editor and correspondent dominical Montanaro Domenico hello dear okay so how early are we talking about when we say early results and what kinds of results are we saying okay well there are two thousand ninety seven precincts in Nevada almost twenty one hundred we have results from sixty seven of them really that is our only early you it's those three percent you know we don't want to be the cliche is because reporters complaining about lack of results I think that they are taking their time they're being cautious because of what happened in Iowa and making sure that they've got every all their ducks lined up before they send stuff out to make sure it's all correct you know we know that they've taken various steps to make sure that the process can run more smoothly they ditched an app that was made by a controversial by the controversial app maker in Iowa they have increased the number of people at their call centers and for everything that we've seen on the ground things have gone fairly smoothly much different than in Iowa what we know from these very early results as if Bernie Sanders is about half the vote from the sixty seven precincts and Joe Biden with about seventeen or eighteen percent of them Elizabeth Warren at ten percent and people to judge around nine percent that's going to change pretty drastically compare if you look at the entrance polls that are done by the big media organizations talking to folks who go in to the caucus sites before you know before they actually vote you know it looks like Bernie Sanders has something of a sizeable lead he leads with it to see if that because it doesn't take an expert to look at all of the various groups he leads with and if it turns out that he did well beyond his base of young voters and people who are very liberal they are going to have a very good case the Sanders people on saying that he deserves the nomination if he is the pledge delegate leader which has become a flashpoint this K. okay that that's that's exactly where I was going to go next so just saying again but these are very early results and we are not predicting the outcome that's not what we're doing here but he was seen as a favorite coming into the caucuses yeah if he does end up winning once all the results are and how significant with that it's significant think about it he won the raw vote in Iowa it what you know we're finished one delegate or two delegates behind people to judge he won New Hampshire and he if he wins Nevada it's kind of you know one of the things you step back and say well the guy who wins Iowa New Hampshire Nevada doesn't become the nominee something strange is happening going on now this could be a very different here we don't know this is the first diverse electorate that we've seen in this process the first two states obviously I want to hear from more than ninety percent white this time around about a third or more were non white you had you know a significant chunk of that being Latinos and Bernie Sanders ran up the score it looks like with Latinos getting more than half of them in the early entrance polls so you know it looks like he's done quite well there if you look at the entrance polls looks like Joe Biden people to judge may be vying for a second place which is very important but though far looks further behind you know if Joe Biden for example does well enough and can get out of New that it was the second or third place showing he can at least live to fight another day and that other day will be in South Carolina one week from now and they may be the last day if he doesn't win there and what about the other candidates subject particularly the ones who made a big impression as the campaign was closing in Iowa and New Hampshire thinking here while the clover sure I'm thinking about the fact that lives with Warren made a big impression at the debate the other day what about apple picking up items with Warren it does look like from the polls that she did quite well with people who decided in the last few days she's finished about as well with that group as did Sanders and people to judge now she didn't do as well with people who decided further out which her campaign will highlight when I think what you're going to see what it means is that she's going to be far more aggressive again at the Tuesday debate before South Carolina hoping that that will help propel her but you know if she doesn't do well in South Carolina and she's here she's already planning to go on to further states but you look at somebody like Amy called Afshar to not doing well in Nevada you know how much longer can she sustain this candidacy I'm gonna ask you to stay with us throughout the hour case or other things that you wanna reporter there more results to to report but that before we move on to our reporters in the field I understand the president trump just tweeted what did he have to say he did you know he loves to hang out and on Twitter and check out these results like an analyst and he says looks like crazy Bernie is doing well in the great state of Nevada by then and the rest look weak and No Way mini microphone of Mike Bloomberg because he short can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of presidential debates congradulations Bernie and don't let them take it away from you okay boy oh boy you know he okay he loves doing this because you know he knows that the democratic establishment is nervous wringing their hands that Bernie Sanders could be the nominee at this point he looks like the person who's could very well have the pledge delegate lead you know after Nevada certainly and potentially longer than that and you know a lot of people in the democratic moderate centrist class will say that trump wants to face Bernie Sanders because he identifies as a democratic socialist and that he believes he can beat a socialist that's NPR senior political editor and correspondent Amanda come ons and are gonna come and ask you to stay with us but now we're going to go to Scott Detrow who is in Nevada he's at the Nevada Democratic Party media filing center and also how it is also there she is also in Las Vegas and she is set up by an event I thank you both so much for being with us here and I'm going to start with Scott as we continue to wait on more results let's talk about some developments that we just learned about in connection with the Sanders.
"michelle martin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"News with Michelle Martin I'm re tomorrow no call in the democratic contest yeah Bernie Sanders has a comfortable lead he's followed by P. booted judge than in the clubs are meanwhile Joe Biden saw the writing on the wall for his bad chances in New Hampshire and he already left for South Carolina earlier today on MSNBC Biden was managing expectations again Sanders we go see what goes on here I did as I said I'd I didn't mince any words I think I'm an underdog here and Bernie one this one twenty points last time he's got a next door neighbor managing these kind of real from through the eyes of going here and but there are still feel good Amy club chart needs to do well in New Hampshire I'm joined in studio by a whole host of analysts including and peers Daniel Kurtz Laban Daniel let's talk a little bit about Amy Klobuchar she's enjoying what our campaign anyway is characterizing as some momentum how real is it it's a great question I mean listen she did reasonably well in Iowa which for her campaign is to say that she exceeded expectations and that is again what we may be seeing here in New Hampshire and you'll listen when you talk to a lot of voters I talked to a lot of Iowa voters who told me who had any clothes are as their second or third choice he said you know I like her well enough I just might go caucus for so and so and it seems like she has taken hold now that said I don't know how or where she goes from New Hampshire she is not pulling very well among black voters for example which could hurt her in South Carolina I don't think just money right how much money this year well I mean that's a great question she may well have picked up some fundraising after I will but again it depends on how quickly she is burning it because she just did have a new ad by we saw some new ads came out for her in Nevada today so sheet whatever money she is taking in she may well be spending it so the question is how much she is how much she is able to capitalize upon whatever energy there is in the quote unquote moderate lane now that said I think the whole framing of this in terms of lanes a bit overplayed because voters do not necessarily think of this ideologically okay I'll we understand that Elizabeth Warren is actually speaking of this moment let's listen and make their voices heard.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KCRW
"News with Michelle Martin I'm re tomorrow no call in the democratic contest yeah Bernie Sanders has a comfortable lead he's followed by P. booted judge than in the clothes are meanwhile Joe Biden saw the writing on the wall for his bad chances in New Hampshire and he already left for South Carolina earlier today on MSNBC Biden was managing expectations against Sanders we assume those regarded as I said I'd I didn't mince any words I think I'm an underdog here and Bernie one this one twenty points last time he's got a next door neighbor advantage in these kind of real from through the eyes of going here and but there are still feel good Amy club chart needs to do well in New Hampshire out of I'm joined in studio by a whole host of analysts including and pears Daniel Kurtz Laban Daniel let's talk a little bit about Amy Klobuchar she's enjoying what our campaign anyway is characterizing as a moment somehow realism it's a great question I mean listen she did reasonably well in Iowa which for her campaign is to say that she exceeded expectations and that is again what we may be seeing here in New Hampshire and you'll listen when you talk to a lot of voters I talked to a lot of Iowa voters who told me who had any clothes are as their second or third choice he said you know I like her well enough I just might go caucus for so and so and it seems like she has taken hold now that said I don't know how or where she goes from New Hampshire she is not pulling very well among black voters for example which could hurt her in South Carolina I don't think just money right how much money this year well I mean that's a great question she may well have picked up some fundraising after I will but again it depends on how quickly she is burning it because she just did have a new ad by we saw some new ads came out for her in Nevada today so sheet whatever money she is taking and she may well be spending it so the question is how much she is how much she is able to capitalize upon whatever energy there is in the quote unquote moderate lane now that said I think the whole framing of this in terms of lanes a bit overplayed because voters do not necessarily think of this ideologically okay I'll we understand that Elizabeth Warren is actually speaking of this moment let's listen in their voices heard.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KCRW
"From NPR news on Michelle Martin today is the second day that members of the jury in president Donald trump's impeachment trial get to ask their questions the jurors are the one hundred members of the US Senate who had to sit quietly for several long days as both the house impeachment managers and president trump's defense team presented their opening arguments in this phase senators are allowed to pose questions to both sides the questions must be put in writing on cars that get passed up to Chief Justice John Roberts who is presiding over the trial Roberts then announces the name of the questioner questioners and reads the question aloud under rules agreed to by both parties the Chief Justice alternates questions between Republicans and Democrats while we wait for the impeachment trial to resume in the next few minutes I'm joined by NPR's rhyme with this and to mac welcome to you both Hey there thank you thank you both for hanging in there after already a long number of of days so so let's just start by recounting like what people who have seen so far just assuming that most people are you know if art as riveted as all of us are by this so this started the trial started in January fifteenth the house went first each side had a set number of hours to make their case then the presence defense team made their case is opening arguments and now it's the question period Tim what struck you about the question period so far what are some of the themes that both sides seem to be trying to put forth here what you know a lot of questions focused on things like what should be the standard of proof in this trial what should be these are big legal questions are a lot of legal minds in the set a lot of lawyers that they as both teams about what to make of the president's motives how to calculate personal interest versus public interest but the most interesting at answer from yesterday's question and answer period I think came from the president's lawyer out at Alan Dershowitz and he took a very expansive view of the president's power he said essentially if the president felt that his reelection was in the public interest the president to take any action four of a crime in the statute any action to eat his reelection and it would not have a corrupt motive it was a very very broad expansive view of what a president can do it and that got a lot of attention from whom I mean both sides or was it mainly people on the democratic side well you know it was a question interestingly enough that was posed by Republican senators precisely the Republican senators that would be open to disappearing witnesses and documents in this trial we're talking about senators Lisa McCaskey and Susan Collins and met Ronnie so it was very interesting because I think throughout the course of this question answer period one theme you've gotten from those senators is what should we attempt to view as the limits of presidential power what is acceptable and unacceptable conduct for the occupant of the White House they've been very concerned about that so it's very interesting that Alan Dershowitz's response is essentially anything short of a crime outlined in the criminal statutes as long as the president feels that he or she is it had hit his or her reelection is in the national interest then it can't be a corrupt motive I notice that that that that was Virginia senator Joe Manchin a Democrat a Democrat who has been very responsive to president trump on a number of in a number of areas like his appointments for example S. confirmations for example I mean West Virginia went very strong for president trump in two thousand sixteen he asked her so it's about this and he asked her she was about his prior position during the Clinton impeachment you know as I recall and ask whether you know what's changed your mind about that because your position back then was very different what interests would say what you know what's interesting is we we talk so much about this so interesting to be bring up Joe Manchin right because we talk so much what these Republican swing votes the Lisa McCaskey is the Susan Collins Mitt Romney's we and you know a lot of folks have just not kept an eye on democratic senators from conservative states were talking but Joe Manchin we're talking about Doug Jones who's a Democrat from Alabama the that there's been this presumption that there will be unity among the democratic conference that it's a myth for Carl's problem not Chuck Schumer's problem and that may not have been a good observation Joe Manchin for example yesterday on M. S. N. B. C. said that he would welcome hunter bite in as a witness in this trial that's not a tip ical democratic senator position a Doug Jones who I just mentioned it is a Democrat from Alabama he he said he hasn't made up his mind yet on the impeachment articles unlike a lot of his other democratic colleagues who said Hey we feel like we've had enough we seen enough evidence here to say we're going to vote to get there I locus the the reason that there's been so much focus on the on the Macau skis the Collins the Romneys the Republican side of the ledger so to speak is because of the the next step in this trial which should be the question of whether there are going to be more witnesses or more documents subpoenaed and that's the fight that that continues and we'll have more that today Chief Justice John Roberts has just taken it to the to the podium and he's introducing the Senate chaplain who will begin lord god send your Holy Spirit in to this chamber permit our senators to feel your presence during this impeachment trial illuminate their minds with the light of your wisdom exposing truth and resolving on certain trees may they understand that you created them with cognitive capabilities and moral discernment should be used for your glory grant that they will come for him what really matters separating the relevant from the hill relevant lord to keep them from fear as they believe that your truth will triumph through them eliminate discordant static with the music up your wisdom we pray in your great name all men comment please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag I pray.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is All Things Considered from NPR news and Michelle Martin now to Pensacola Florida where a gunman killed three people and wounded eight others at the Naval Air Station yesterday just outside the gates of the base olive Baptist church in for service member Nicole bodhi attended a prayer vigil she was on base when the shooting happened yesterday and spent the rest of the day and walked down inside her apartment she said this was the first time she's been out but felt she had to come there were some bags that it can happen anywhere and we're also service members so just about right to be here NPR's Greg Allen is in Pensacola and he is with us now great thanks so much for joining us you're welcome authorities have said that the shooting was done by a Saudi national a member of the Saudi airforce at the base for training have they sent any more than that well very little Michele the big question of course here is whether this was an act of terrorism and on that issue authorities won't say at this point some elected officials including a congressman and Florida senator Rick Scott say it is terrorism but have provided any details in the meantime troubling information has been emerging although very little has been confirmed yet by authorities one key detail involves a Twitter account that appears to belong to the gunman it talks broadly about American crimes against Muslims it was posted apparently just before the shooting occurred and later in the day Twitter suspended the account but that's all we know about that at this point so what can you tell us about the condition of the victims well today we learned the identity of one of those who was killed it's Josh what Caleb Watson is a recent graduate of the US Naval Academy he was at the Naval Air Station there for flight training his brother posted information on Facebook today on the post he said Josh will quote saved countless lives day with his own after being shot multiple times he made it outside and told the first response team where the shooter was in those details were invaluable and then what's his father spoke to the Pensacola news journal he said his son was taken to hospital didn't survive on arriving there at today's prayer vigil in here in Pensacola the chief deputy sheriff in Escambia county chip Sims had a few details and some of those wanted he talked about two sheriff's deputies and some of that he identified as a navy policemen were among those were wounded one deputy was treated and released the other officer in the navy police and he said we're doing well and in good spirits now he has a little more would have to say it shook us all it shakes the first responders six law enforcement they did gets there but we know this that that the training and the support that we get it from our community from this community from you guys is gonna is what's going to help Pensacola Escambia county get back to where we need to be a good tell us what we know about the investigation at this point well it's all being handled by the F. B. I. in there not known for being really free with details although as I say there's a lot of information that's being sourced by various news organizations but has not they've not confirm publicly today they released photos of personnel working the crime scene and collecting evidence they say they're focused on conducting additional interviews in a tweet today the FBI said members of the joint terrorism task force are part of the investigation that they have been determined the shooter's motivations so those are some what the F. B. I.'s and saying meanwhile reporters asked to defense secretary Marquez for about this he was at a conference about what he thinks whether terrorism is involved he says that he wouldn't say he says too early to say about that they said they are taking a look at how the U. S. government grants for nationals access to its military bases here in the US thanks that's in pairs Greg Allen and Pensacola Florida great thank you you're welcome.
"michelle martin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hi Michelle Martin also this hour the president of Bolivia evo Morales has resigned after weeks of protests following a disputed election we'll have the latest from our correspondent in the region and back in the US will talk about why so many farmers are filing for bankruptcy and just ahead of veterans day a new look at Harriet Tubman as military strategist there's nobody at the start of that war who has the kind of spy craft that Harriet Tubman does I should make the CI a proud first news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine Hearst the president of Bolivia able moralis has resigned after nearly fourteen years in power the head of the army called on him to go following last month's disputed election victory which sparked widespread protests the B. B. C.'s Katie Watson has more everyone on this was a man who did change the political direction of Bolivia the first indigenous president he promised huge changes in its chief lots of them social inclusion a lot of people said that but it ends for the first time in a long while they feel proud to be Bolivian the economy has done very well but in the last few years his democratic credentials that have been put into question people concerned with his hold on power so I think that was the concern that long people had an old see we've seen his position became more more untenable in the last forty eight hours but really since the elections last month the BBC's Kaylee Watson lawyers for the whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry say house Republicans have not responded to an offer made to the proper person available to answer written questions under oath and peers Bobby Allen reports it's been a week since the legal team made the offer the letter was sent to Republican representative Devin newness the ranking member of the intelligence committee while other Republicans have said or written correspondence would not be adequate the whistle blowers lawyers say Nunez has ignored the offer house Republicans have listed the whistle blower on a wish list of possible witnesses as the impeachment hearings go public but intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff dismiss that request Schiff says the whistle blowers testimony is unnecessary and keeping the individual anonymous is a top priority president trump meanwhile continues to call for the whistle blower to be unmasked despite objections from government accountability advocates who say that could discourage future whistleblowers from stepping forward Bobby Allen NPR news Washington overall this is building a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant facility Tehran aims to supply with uranium it is enriching in breach of the twenty fifteen deal negotiated by the E. U. teri Schultz has more Iran has taken several steps away from compliance with the twenty fifteen nuclear deal that limited its uranium enrichment program in exchange for sanctions relief well he you officials maintain Iran's actions are still reversible that position gets more difficult as Tehran's nuclear stockpile grows the nuclear agreement allows signatories to trigger what's called a special dispute mechanism against Iran that could restore economic sanctions for breaching at E. U. leaders have been reluctant to launch it the Iranian government blames Europe for not providing as much financial support as the deal envisioned the US withdrawal from the agreement last year and its threats to sanction any companies doing business in Iran have severely limited the E. U.'s capacity to boost the Iranian economy for NPR news I'm teri Schultz in Brussels and you're listening to NPR news from Washington from KQED news I'm Serra Hussaini San Francisco's police union is unhappy with the election of the city's new district attorney chase a blue dean who declared victory over his opponent Susie Loftis yesterday dean is a long time public defender and child of incarcerated radical activists he's part of a wave of progressive prosecutors who hope to overhaul the criminal justice system Loyola law professor Jessica Levinson says the real test will be whether Boutin can work effectively with police to implement his agenda which includes sentencing alternatives police accountability and ending cash bail it's very difficult to implement these broad sweeping reforms at without any support from what really needs to be your partner in a statement the San Francisco police officers association said that poutine furthers four more years of dangerous public safety policies on Tuesday at the university of California will take on the trump administration at the U. S. Supreme Court over the government's termination of the dock a program deferred action for childhood arrivals covers nearly seven hundred thousand people brought to this country without documents when they were children they've been protected from deportation and allowed to work the university of California is one of the plaintiffs in this case ZTE Stavely a reporter with ed source says this is personal for UC president Janet Napolitano janapada Teno authorized octane two thousand twelve when she was the homeland security secretary under Obama and do you see is arguing that this was illegal the trump administration should not have terminated Dhaka and that it did so without justification trump officials argue among other things that the Obama administration overstepped its authority under federal immigration law when authorizing the program the court is expected to decide the case.
Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror
"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Michelle Martin we're gonna begin this hour with that major announcement today from president trump in the morning press conference at the White House the president announced that the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al Baghdadi had been eliminated that was trumps work only Daddy was one of the world's most wanted figures he was killed and his Syrian safe house by US commander rate we can have several conversations about this about who al Baghdadi was and what this means for the region we're going to start with NPR's Daniel Estrin in Beirut and national security correspondent Greg my re here in our studios in Washington DC and Greg I'm going to start with you let's first start with the details the timeline of the operation president trump gave a vivid cinematic description of what happened here he said eight American helicopters went into this small village they land they don't go into the front of this compound they blast through the walls the interest they track down al Baghdadi and the president says that how Baghdadi has a suicide vest and three kids with them he detonates this killing himself killing the kids no American casualties except for a military dog I think the number of people have been struck by the level of detail that the the president you know offer here including descriptions of what he claims were up and down his last moments did that strike you as a person is cover these issues for sometime was it unusual for that kind of announcement beyond unusual actually quite remarkable I mean this would all fall into the category of classified top secret information for him to just come out and riff and take questions on this providing this this granular level of detail was quite striking and then his defense secretary came on it was mark espera was much more tight lipped about the whole operation today I let me turn to you what's been the reaction in the region I mean you're in Lebanon at the moment and but if you've been following this throughout the region including in Syria what's been the reaction there we've been hearing a whole mix every action from inside Syria we spoke with the researcher in the city of Rucka he's been researching ISIS crimes in the city when isis was there and he says this is a moment of celebration you know trump gave a list of the victims of ISIS you mentioned American journalists humanitarian aid workers killed Christians killed disease killed but actually most of isis is victims were Muslims and just in Syria alone approximately six thousand civilians were killed by ISIS so Syrians civilians I feel very strongly about this man but there is a lot of skepticism this researcher the Syrian man we spoke with thought the US had its own interests in killing Baghdadi he said the US wants to grab Syrian oil which we heard trump's speak about we're also hearing from many Syrians who are skeptical that apple buckle but Daddy actually died they've heard several times before in the past that he had died turned out to be fake news they say we haven't seen the pictures how do we know for sure and we also reached a few Syrians in in live but the city where I'll Doug Daddy was reportedly given safe haven and was targeted living there seems very careful with their words or didn't want to speak at all and they could be scared of retribution from ISIS so Daniel the president thanked many countries in his announcement starting with Russia and Turkey then including Syria and Iraq the Syrian Kurds as well but in that order and that was striking to a number of people what about that I mean does that show that the Kurds are still important players in fighting the extremist threat despite president trump's decision to back away from well it's a very interesting to hear how the the STF the Kurdish led forces in Syria have been speaking about what happened today first of all their top commander said that they had been tracking Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is movements and location for the last five months that they were part of the intelligence cooperation in planning for the US to nab about Daddy but that that operation was delayed by a month because of the recent Turkish offensive after we heard that about Daddy was killed they praise the operation they said it was a joint Curtis U. S. operation just days ago though we heard from the top commander they were very upset with Donald Trump for withdrawing US troops and leaving them exposed to a Turkish offensive what Greg this comes at a time when a standard just point out the president's pulling US troops out of Syria putting a stop to what he has called endless wars it is there a contradiction in US policy then between wanting to destroy ISIS and other terror groups overseas but still wanting to bring US forces home I mean is there a contradiction US policy a fundamental contradiction that's existed throughout the the president's time in office we're going to hit all of these groups whether it's ISIS of the Taliban or al Qaeda but it's time to bring Americans home and the president seem not bothered by this contradiction today he said we we carried out a very successful operation in Syria and yes we're still bringing the troops home he seem to see it as as so you see we can do both while critics are already saying no you can't this was an operation that required a special operators in the US working with Kurds and you want to leave an area of the intelligence goes cold very quickly so you you can't really have it both ways you can stay and fight or you can leave but hard to do both before we let each of you go I do want to hear from each of you on this what is the strategic significance of the death of opportunity right the death of al Baghdadi does not end ISIS we've learned that time and again when the leaders of terrorists groups are killed however you should also look at the number of things that have happened in the past couple of years ISIS has lost its territory it's lost its revenue streams it no longer has recruits flowing in and now they've lost a very important leader this group is not dead they still have lots of fighters out there but they are in no way organized the way that they were so they've been greatly weakened but they still exist Daniel what about you it's true that ISIS isn't dead it exists in many different permutations and groups across the region and finally the city it live is a place where we're hearing many ISIS operatives fled to that area after the fall of the ISIS territorial caliphate and the question is will they be able to regroup there that was and personally scar Spahn Daniel Estrin in Beirut and national security correspondent quick Myrick here in our studios in Washington DC thank you both so much for talking to us my pleasure thanks we're going to turn now to someone whose life was directly affected by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and the rise of ISIS James Foley was an American journalist covering the civil war in Syria in two thousand twelve he was captured in northern Syria by ISIS and held captive for nearly two years then in two thousand fourteen he was killed in a gruesome manner beheaded in what would become something of a signature of the Islamic state he was the first American to be killed by ISIS in his honor and name his mother I am fully created the James W. fully legacy foundation which advocates for the safe return of American hostages abroad and protection of journalists and she's with us now from her home via Skype thankfully thank you so much for speaking with us today my pleasure we shop how are you reacting to today's events well we're very grateful my shall we have to be I am very grateful to president trump our intelligence community and the military for fall waiting and finding al Baghdadi and stopping him our he obviously wanted to continue to regroup and continue his reign of terror so it is a blow to isis and I'm very grateful we had there US troops in country to make that happen ask you though today what does this does this bring up anything for you I mean I know what you know the word closure is so controversial people think it's some people think it's ridiculous some people think it it actually kind of capture something or says something does the death of this person who who because your son's death does this bring anything for you does it and anything for you does that term what what is it bring up for you well it protects others from whatever he was planning to do start money the thing that would bring me the most solace is does ISIS fighters who have been captured I would like them to be brought to trial and the federal criminal court here in the U. apps I'm grateful that two alleged Jack hottest Cody and I'll shake our impact in US custody and I'm hoping they'll be brought to trial but there are thousands of others and I feel it's very important that the international community hold them responsible by bringing them to trial and if convicted put away for the rest of their lives how do you hope the elder Jerry might be captured alive so that he could face trial yes he would have been able to answer so many questions but it appears he detonated himself he didn't want that to happen so he wanted to be a martyr for his because I'm sure so obviously that would have been the past the more we can take into custody and bring to trial the better however as you can see from there and present is that it's hard to find the will to bring them to trial and there's a lot of blocks in that regard but I feel that is necessary to actually stop terrorism is to bring these folks who inflicted such terror to try and hold them accountable for their horrific Dietz we let you go how does this how does the work of the fully foundation proceed does the does al Baghdadi is death affect the work of the foundation in anyway well anytime we can capture people who are from loading hostage taking which he surely wise that is a win he wives using human victims to inflict yes terror on the country and the citizens in that area so yes of course that's a help I would just or that our administration might give a higher priority to innocent Americans when they first taken hostage to maybe hopefully prevent some of that horrific crime so but I I certainly applaud today's victory and it is a victory for the free world was stand for Lee she's the president and founder of the James to be fully legacy foundation she's the mother of the slain US journalist James Foley who was killed by ISIS in two thousand fourteen she was with us today via Skype painfully thank you so much for talking with us thank you so much for
"michelle martin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR news on Michelle Martin what would you ask a presidential candidate if you had the chance we're giving some undecided voters across the country that chance as part of NPR's off script series this past week I flew to el Paso Texas to meet former congressman Beto o'rourke and to local voters a work pick the place Ellen J. cafe a favorite local spot where his family used to go for tex mex when he was growing up and where he now takes his kids the green chili chicken enchiladas are absolutely amazing you cannot go wrong if you order that there was a lot to talk about besides the food for example what is work have to say to those who fear an over crowded democratic field will end up hurting the party's chances next year I see have no fear we we are many months from the Iowa caucus and we both know the history of presidential primary polling in the candidates who were in the single digits at this time in their given presidential election pursuit there was also a little time for some lighter questions like what kind of high music doesn't work like to play before being ground Baba o'riley by the who who's next don't know if you if you've heard it I actually don't want you to write on yeah one of the best songs ever joining us at Ellen J. cafe were to Texas voters both registered Democrats who say they have not decided who they want as the party's nominee Kanye Martinez is a college student who will be getting to vote for president for the first time next year and Ruben Sandoval who teaches civics political science and social studies in high school and community college in el Paso they had lots of questions for a work on gun violence immigration and many other issues here is one part of our conversation focusing on healthcare which are people in a passel also involves the border with Mexico as Rubin explained so many of us have to cross into what is Mexico in order to get our prescriptions at a lower cost because even though we have insurance the cost is still too high and so why is Americans who we have to cross into what is which by the way is a very dangerous city and the traffic on the on the lights could be pretty horrendous why can't we get it through our own insurance and I'm glad you raised that because everybody doesn't have the option of going to war is to get however inconvenient to get cheaper prices and in fact it isn't just prescription prices are going up we just have dated this week saying that the premiums even for people covered by private insurance at an all time high so the question is what is your plan to bring down his out of pocket costs I think we first need to look at why it's so expensive to purchase medication or to pay your premium or for your co pay or Bridger deductible right now a lot of that has to do with the current administration undermining the affordable Care Act in trying to remove the Texans remove subsidies we seen extraordinary inflation over the last three years and all the cases that you describe but specific to the pharmaceutical industry this is a challenge the pre existed the trump administration or Congress prevented Medicare by law from using its leverage and and its purchasing power to drive down the cost to bargain for lower prescription medication costs if we were to do that not only with Medicare beneficiaries realized gains but so would Medicaid VA tri care in private insurance beneficiaries as well so our proposal allow Medicare to to use its leverage to bargain for lower costs allow Americans to buy in Mexico or Canada or the European Union as long as we have the same level of quality and due diligence for the the medications that are sold if you can find them cheaper somewhere else then you should be allowed by law to purchase them courage you want to get in this because I sure do so I usually since I am only twenty I'm still very dependent on my family but I do agree with the river where it's been very difficult for people of the working class people who are educated to you know go to the doctor something as simple where you know even in my personal life it's like I can go to the doctor and for awhile until you know money comes in because it does get so expensive so I think it's really interesting about your business kind because you're saying you can go to the doctor why because the co pays are too high I hope he's are too high even though you have insurance you still find yourself hesitating to go to the doctor and there's when I need to go because because the out of pocket costs or CSU the out of pocket cost is too high the insurance doesn't cover enough where you know even though I don't know if you guys tell my braces and there's times where it's a battle of do I go to the doctor or do I you know eat for the next week and it's just very difficult because you know my family is educated my mother's a teacher my father works as well and even though we're not in the low income classes or anything there's times where were making sacrifices that shouldn't really be happening with everything that they've done for us thanks for let me get in your business no no you're fine because because because with this is that this is the question that has come up over and over again I'm on the debate stage and and that a lot of people interested in the people who say that they support single payer how do you bring the costs down so the question is how do you how do you with your dual system get the objective that we're looking for here yeah I like that you brought up costs because it's not an inexpensive proposition to guarantee everyone in this country health care primary healthcare prescription medication health care mental health care in a state whose largest provider of mental health care is the county jail system right now reproductive health care so that every person can make their own decisions about their own body and have health care that allows them to do that but far more expensive than doing that is the status quo it costs a hundred and ten dollars to lock someone up who for their schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or clinical depression literally in Texas gets arrested on purpose and this is not an uncommon thing it's not right it's immoral it's unconscionable but it's happening in.
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"NPR news on Michelle Martin this week during a trip to California president trump turned his attention to the homelessness crisis there previously he's criticized the cleanliness of San Francisco streets on this trip he called homelessness in Los Angeles a disaster and he said quote we're going to get involved very soon on a federal basis if they don't clean up their act unquote we want to see what the mayor of Los Angeles Erica city had to say about all this and he is with us now Mister mayor thank you so much for being with us. president trump is describe the homelessness crisis as a quote unquote disgrace to our country and we know based on data from the Los Angeles homeless services authority that Holmes says is up sixteen percent over the last year in the city of Los Angeles based on that do you agree with the presence description of the problem it is one is rare moments where I do agree with our commander in chief I think this is the humanitarian crisis of our lives not constrained only to Los Angeles or San Francisco but even a higher rate in his backyard in Washington DC and it's gonna require national leadership stepping up to help some of the great work with now happening in cities across the country to confront this crisis number of advocates have taken issue with the president's remarks what is it that you think that they're reacting to is at the tone or do you disagree about what the cause of the source of the problem is well I think we've seen so many issues weaponized by this White House that they become partisan issues as if homelessness is caused by liberalism or conservatism by Democrats or Republicans when we know that homelessness is caused by trauma it caused by insufficient housing and it caused by decades of things that have conspired from Washington cut to mental health care housing the trauma that people bring from the streets from wars from sexual domestic violence so on one hand I always welcome anybody to that we can't do it without federal help but there's also solutions recently in Washington DC the national coalition and homelessness at a conference at LA's now to model terms of the work that we're doing but boy could we some more resources into pieces about resources rather than blame step on up the president talked a little bit more about that in in one minute but that speaking of staying on the kind of the causes side of it the council of economic advisers released report this week their take on it in in it they write quote one of the major factors that increases homelessness is regulation that impedes home construction which reduces the supply of homes and thus increases homelessness what's your take on that the report was. very incomplete I used to be a professor would have said it was an interesting start but certainly not a final product and anybody who's working homelessness knows of course part of the problem can be constrained housing markets in LA where the second biggest peak in our history of building housing a hundred thousand units in about six and a half years SO one a tear because we know that rents do affect whether people can hang on and stay in housing or whether they're out on the street but the idea in the paper that suddenly if you deregulated there would be forty percent of homelessness I think those of us who actually work on the streets and in American cities now it's much more complicated than that to that end of a group of officials in the administration did come to your city to learn about the city's response and as I understand it your team had to the president's team a letter enumerating some of the things that you think would help this particular increased federal assistance can just tell us a little bit about some of the things that you think would be helpful absolutely we we said a number of things they could do right now one with to make sure that they would pass two pieces of legislation that are in the Congress one for Maxine waters with a thirteen billion dollar and homelessness act then centers Feinstein and represented Lou puts poor together fighting homelessness the services and housing act which is about seven point five billion dollars focusing on the health care needs of folks that are right now homeless he also said I pulled the veterans administration vision there's a huge campus here in Los Angeles at the veterans administration owns we've been able to build some housing for formerly homeless vets and we need to do more and they could step up right now with federal support for that we let you go I know that a number of officials and certainly activists have found the president's comments very distasteful and hurtful and dehumanizing but is there any way that the president's talking about this is helpful at least in drawing attention to something me one of the things that you often hear advocates say in people in fact who are homeless say is that they feel that they're invisible even if they're high. only visible on that that in itself is hurtful is there anything about this that is hopeful to you in addressing the problem even if the language itself is is very upsetting to many people you know in this day and age I know when when the president speaks out if you're a Democrat you disposed to punch back in town to tweet I didn't take the bait I said this is not a partisan issue and any day of the commander in chief is talking about issue that I care so deeply about it's a good day but second I said you have to step out Mister president the moment you jump into this issue you learn how complicated it is how many decades in the making it is but this is on our watch this is our time and these are your constituents Mister president just as they are mine and so to me this is an opportunity to educate an opportunity to pressure and whether it is out of his heart or out of the movement that we build or just out of some people discussed because discussed for all of us should be in our hearts right now that we let Americans live on our streets and in shelters in the richest country on the face of the earth so we will push push push this president this administration to join the fight until last they were around. that is the mayor of Los Angeles Chris Hey Mister mayor thanks so much for talking to us great to be with you thank you so much. this week New Mexico governor Michelle lu Han Christian announced a proposal to make all state colleges tuition free including four year colleges the scholarship would apply to all students who are in state residents regardless of family income and it's being called one of the boldest plans yet to increase access to higher education it's called the opportunity scholarship and governor lu Han Christmas with us now to tell us more return her offices in Santa Fe New Mexico governor thank you so much for speaking with us absolutely Michelle I'm delighted to be on the show and to talk more about this higher education initiative well I was even thinking about this for a while I want to know that your bio says for example as governor lu Han Christmas implemented a series of evidence based policies aimed at transforming new Mexico's public education system and you know among other things so what is the evidence that suggests that this is the right way to go what they actually thank you for asking that there is a town that shows that look if you give college students and this is also your respective right we want returning students to also be able to participate if you are really clear about that access you create an economic engine and future for the state it shows how it translates to people staying and working creating new entrepreneur of business opportunities and this is a state that's got all of this potential and we have not really diversified or grown our economy in any meaningful ways and in fact you know we're losing our young people they're looking for opportunities somewhere else they are the future we need them to participate right here and this gives them the tools and resources that they have long needed to be a productive contributing community member and they want to and where does the money come from it's estimated to cost between twenty five to thirty five million dollars how does the state pay for this all in all right now our revenues are really strong and the bulk of them are coming from oil and gas we are. estimated to be where the third largest willing gas producer in the country I think cat people the experts believe will be second in the next year or so so we know that that's not slowing up and those revenues allow me to make these investments and grow the economy in other places so I'm betting that the evidence that we've been reviewing and researching plays out by getting all of the students to have jobs right here that finally once and for all grow and diversify our economy and we're also socking away some of that money into good reserves and good savings so I'm feeling really good about that we live in a time when it's not least because this is a presidential election but also kind of just because of the the the the tenor of public debate in the last couple of years we're living in a time of people asking some very hard and intense questions about the role of government I mean some people are as we know during the course of the presidential campaign many people are saying that there are a lot of things in this the way our government is ordered that need to be re oriented and other people are saying absolutely not in fact some people are decrying proposals like this as socialist ever not in keeping with American traditions while other people are saying this is absolutely common sense and this is what a modern economy needs what kind of reaction are you getting the New Mexico to this we're getting a really strong positive reaction and I'll tell you why I think that's so a we have a real education challenges and the Mexicans and Mexican families want a whole different dynamic you were the lead in that space they want to change your outcomes they wanna close those achievement gap so we're getting support to invest from early childhood education all the way to higher education and people here and there right I agree with them I agree with my constituents who I work for that we need a robust comprehensive effort and I certainly don't think it will have every single Democrat in every single Republican member of the legislature vote for this for. postal but online not expecting to have a tough time getting it passed but New Mexico is in the unique position our fiscal house in order were saving money we do have an oil and gas boom we're trying to be very smart about that and we're investing in places where we know it makes a real difference we are making sure that we're laying those foundations so that it's not a temporary effort by us we make it last the long haul that I think New Mexico them will change the conversation for other states and for the nation because I have no doubt we're going to be successful that is the governor of New Mexico Michelle lu Han Christian talking about the New Mexico opportunity scholarship it would make New Mexico the second state in the country to provide full tuition coverage to its student residence a governor thank you so much for talking to us and we'll follow the debate and keep in touch thank you Michelle I really appreciate this opportunity speaking of college tuition it's September and for merry for many parents that means you're another you're closer to paying college tuition there's a misconception out there that do rails a lot of parents from saving for that daunting built but fear not and peers Chris Arnold from our life kit podcast is here to do some myth busting with some college savings tips there's this idea myth out there about financial aid that if you say the pile of money for your kids college the college is going to think a great you can pay a lot for college and you don't need financial aid in and I have to admit I I fell victim to this when my kids were little too I figured you know I'm just could be much better off putting all of my savings into my retirement account the.
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"Hi Michelle Martin also as the trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants actress Diane Guerrero remembers the day her parents were taken away it was happening to a lot of families I'm sure at the time but I had no idea I thought I was the only one going through that plus in our latest conversation about work and family reddit co founder Alexis Ohanian on paternity leave it's such an important gifts that I wish every dad could get and the new film blinded by the light but first this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine herbs the US envoy to Afghanistan is calling for peace talks to be accelerated after a suicide bombing in a packed wedding hall in Kabul last night and here's Bobbie Allen reports the attack comes as the US and the Taliban negotiated deal for American troops to withdraw in exchange for Taliban support in counterterrorism the local Islamic state affiliate claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a wedding reception in Kabul that killed sixty three people and wounded a hundred and eighty two others the US special envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad condemned the attack on Twitter he says peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government will put Afghanistan in a stronger position to defeat the Islamic state negotiators say they are close to an agreement on withdrawing American troops in exchange for the Taliban committing to peace and security but the US backed Afghan government has been left out of the talks and even if there is a deal many worry that violence in the country will processed and that the Taliban will not do enough to protect civilians after years of killing civilians themselves Bobbi Alan NPR news Britain will face gridlock at ports shortages of medicine fuel and food and a hard border with Ireland if it leaves the E. U. with no breaks a deal these are the predictions in a government document that has been leaked and here's Frank Lankford has more from London written seems increasingly likely to crash out of the U. on October thirty first in the picture the government paints privately is sobering according to the document recounted in the times of London trucks could face two and a half day delays at ports with significant disruption lasting up to three months that could impact the fuel supply in London and the southeast of England medical supplies will also be vulnerable to quote severe extended delays as most come across the English Channel the government expects the return of hardwood with Ireland which could spark protests and road blocks officially the UK government has downplayed the impact of walking away from the E. U. with no withdrawal Greenman labeling it project fear Frank like that NPR news London former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco died today from cancer at the age of seventy six Jessica rose guard from member station W. W. NO in New Orleans has more Kathleen Babineaux Blanco began her career as a teacher before entering politics in Louisiana she moved through the ranks to become the state's first female governor in two thousand four when she took office she sought to improve education and health care in the state until two thousand five when hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and change the course of Blanco's governorship she received intense criticism for her response in the immediate aftermath of the storm where she was seen as unprepared and overwhelmed but she is credited with lobbying a Republican controlled Congress for four billion dollars in federal aid leading the states are its recovery she did not seek reelection serving one term as governor friend here news I'm Jessica rose guard in New Orleans and you're listening to NPR news from Washington from KQED news I'm Michelle widely a statewide ballot measure aimed at forcing corporations to pay higher property taxes is being pulled by its supporters KQED politics editor Scot Shafer explains the measure takes aim at prop thirteen past forty years ago to lower property taxes paid by homeowners but commercial property is also covered by what some call a loophole that allows corporations to keep their property assessments far below market value a ballot measure to change that by removing commercial property from prop thirteen protections qualified for the November twenty twenty ballot but backers mostly big unions now say they're pulling it and starting over with a new version addressing some criticisms they still in to qualify for next year's ballot backers say it would generate seven to eleven billion dollars a year for schools and local government business groups oppose it saying California taxes are already too high I'm Scott Shafer KQED news a new elementary school named after Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration active Jose Antonio Vargas opens in Mountain View on Monday August moved to the city from the Philippines when he was twelve he later wrote a ground breaking essay in The New York Times magazine outing his status as an undocumented immigrant Vargas says he hopes the school sends a message about the staying power of immigrants even when I does what I done whatever that may be that school will be there and so I hope it's run documents in a concert myself it represents something it represents a kind of strange school.
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"Hi Michelle Martin also this hour a look back at this week's democratic debate the candidates differ on their approaches to climate change and health care plus a prominent U. S. retailer gives his take on trump's new threatened tariffs on Chinese goods the concept that somebody else is paying these duties is just full Asians and hit show Jane the virgin has wrapped its final season are only the homes admits it she cried the story is so touching so much of the time and yet also so goofy first the news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine Herbst in el Paso police say one person is in custody after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the West Texas border city Texas public radio's Lawrence process has more law enforcement responded to an active shooter situation Saturday morning at a Walmart on passes east side a nearby shopping mall was also evacuated after reports of gunshots on that site sergeant Robert Gomez is with the Paso police department he confirmed one person is in custody but the number of injuries and fatalities is still being accounted for there were multiple victims I can't confirm their status that yet and I can't confirm the numbers democratic presidential candidate but the overwork has left the campaign trail to return to his home city Texas governor Greg Abbott is also expected to arrive in el Paso today for NPR news I'm Laurin thought process where do we go as a new governor for now but there is still a lot of uncertainty about the state of the office on the island and here's Maria hello so reports from San Juan critics of the new governor argued that the appointment and swearing in a federal Pierluisi is unconstitutional Lucy was named to the new governor by the house on Friday but the Senate has not yet voted on his confirmation many legal scholars argue that it is unconstitutional including professor again you know right yes dean of the law school at the inter American University in San Juan it would be unconstitutional because it would be against the separation of powers and it would be against the checks and balances there is a basic principle of the constitution the mayor of for one says the city plans to challenge Pierluisi swearing in next week the Porter Rican Senate will vote on whether to ratify or reject the leases incumbency Marie's opinion Lhasa NPR news San Juan Puerto Rico in Russia police have reportedly arrested more than eight hundred people in Moscow were pro democracy activists are holding on the authorized protest in support of free elections Charles means has more from the Russian capital the rest figures come from the human rights monitoring group O. V. D. info among those detained opposition politicians human rights activist journalist protesters and random passers by the protests were called after authorities banned opposition candidates from participating in fall elections for Moscow city council relatively minor race that has turned into a litmus test of political freedoms and contemporary Russia fourteen hundred people were detained by truncheon wielding police during a similar action last weekend and key opposition figures including politician like thing of only are currently behind bars for organizing unsanctioned rallies against the government authorities have also launch criminal proceedings against several dozen pro democracy activists for quote inciting a mass riot charges that carry some fifteen years in prison for NPR news I'm Charles Manson Moscow this is NPR news this is W. NYC in New York I'm lance lucky one person is dead and four others were sickened by carbon monoxide in Brooklyn police say the victims were squatting in an unoccupied residential building the fire department responded to a building on Jackson street in Williamsburg just after six this morning authorities say one man was dead at the scene and four others were taken to a hospital the names weren't immediately released firefighters say generator running inside the building was apparently the source of the carbon monoxide a man who authorities say because dozens of New York City Subway delays by pulling emergency brakes has been arrested again for allegedly surfing on the outside of a train police say twenty three year old Isaiah Thompson was arrested last night on charges of reckless endangerment and trespassing he's accused of writing on the outside of a north bound five train in Manhattan on Wednesday the death of two children left in a hot car in the Bronx while their father went to work is prompting more support for a proposal requiring backseat sensors in cars Bronx councilman Fernando Cabrera is pushing Congress to act now on the bill I think it's.
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"I'm Michelle Martin coming up, we'll learn about the woman who for years has been promoting restrictive abortion laws like Alabama's not that Janet porter moved into the mainstream removed to become more centrist. It's that the entire political reality shifted around her, and we take a ride with Oakland vigilantes, who fix potholes, plus a former NFL player traits, his helmet for a calculator on a mathematician at MIT, and I played professional football. I news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine, Herbst, Missouri. Lawmaker is apologizing for using the phrase consensual rate before voting on a Bill, the bans abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, NPR's, Bobby Allen reports after a public backlash the legislature now says he misspoke, Missouri. Representative berry Hovis was arguing on the house floor that eight weeks. Plenty of time for a woman to have an abortion, Hovis, who is a Republican and a former police officer talked about his experience investigating rape cases, most, my rapes were not the, the gentlemen jumping out of the bushes that nobody ever met. That was one or two times out of one hundred most of them were date rates are consensual rights, which were all terrible, Missouri Democrats, and legions on social media lashed out at Hove is over the comment. Hovis now says it was made an error, Missouri lawmakers passed a Bill Friday criminalizing abortions after eight weeks with no exceptions for rape, or incest victims. The governor has promised to sign it. Bobby Allen, NPR news of, it'll judge has sentenced, a former CIA spied twenty years in prison for spying for China and for your van Zandt reports Kevin Mallory was convicted on charges of conspiring to transmit US defense secrets to China. The Justice department says Mallory had many sensitive jobs, with government agencies and defense contractors, including a covert case officer for the CIA and intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Mallory held a top secret security clearance and transmitted classified documents to China and exchange for twenty five thousand dollars. NPR's Shannon van Zandt reporting, Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kerr's says the country will hold a snap election after scandal involving his coalition partner, the far right freedom. Party carry Skyring has more from Vienna. A day of high political drama in Australia vice-chancellor Heinz, Christian struck resigned over video in which he promises, lucrative. Government contracts in exchange for financial support from a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch. Now, the conservative chancellor says enough is enough a reference to other scandals involving his right. Coalition partner Austria. He said, should hold elections as soon as possible, meaning the government will have lost less than to use the video scandaled has shocked Australians of all political persuasions and thousands directed anger. At the chancellor chanting outside his office resigned now for NPR news. I'm Kerry Skyring.
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"Hi, Michelle Martin also this hour a stunning comeback. Tiger Woods gets his first major win in more than a decade. Turn to glory. And since tax day is tomorrow. We'll talk about how last year's tax overhaul affects you now lawmakers promised those postcard size tax return. It's not quite there. It's a little bigger than a regular postcard. Plus as we await the redacted Muller report will look at how we got here. But first the news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. The White House is a plan to transfer undocumented migrants from border cities to sanctuary cities is an option, but as NPR's Shena van Zandt reports. The proposal is raising concerns about its potential cost and legality White House. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, says the sanctuary cities plan is not the administration's first choice. She spoke on ABC news this week. This is not the ideal situation. The ideal solution is real simple. It's for congress, particularly Democrats in congress to sit down with the president do their jobs and help us stop this awful crisis. That's taking place at our border on Fox News Sunday democratic Senator Ben Carson said President Trump is using the plan to energize his base or standing as it's not legal. There's no budget for that purpose. This is clearly a political move for the president. He's using the immigrants. Pawns in his political game of chess. Trump is tweeted that the plan is legal, Shannon. Vincent, NPR news, Washington. Tiger Woods has won his fifth masters golf tournament. He held off the rest of the best. Golfers in the world for a one shot win. It's his fifteenth major tournament victory and marks dramatic comeback for woods from injury and scandal and fearsome Goldman has more. It was vintage Tiger Woods from his red mock turtleneck a red shirt is always been a final round tradition to the way he won. He was patient and laser focused while everything around him swirled. He began the round two shots behind leader Francesco Molinari who looked unbeatable early on. But then Monory faltered other surged and through it all woods made. Great shots and sank critical. Putts would sponsor new generation of players in the end. He'd beat them all on Sunday his comeback from career-threatening back problems is now complete and talk begins new whether with his fifteen major titles. He can pass. Jack Nicklaus's record of eighteen Tom.
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"Michelle Martin. We're going to start their program today in Virginia. Where governor Ralph Northam says he will not step down over a racist photo on his yearbook page despite calls from both national and state Democrats for him to do. So the photo in question shows a person in black face standing next to another intercourse clan rope yesterday, north and said that he was in that photo, and he apologized for it today in a reversal. He had this to say when I was confronted with the images yesterday. I was appalled that they appeared on my page. But I believe then. And now that I am not either of the people in that photo north and said that he is sorry for the pain caused by the photo. But he wants time to earn the forgiveness entrust of the Virginians Virginian voters and look further into the origin of the picture NPR. Sarah MacKinnon was at that remarkable press conference enrichment, and she is with us now. Sarah, thanks so much for joining us. I'm Michelle so governor with north and said, I he was. Not in the photo said he was in the photo. Then he says he was not in the photo. How is he explaining what happened see that photo surfaced yesterday on a conservative leaning website? And it was quickly confirmed by multiple media outlets, including NPR and Northerns response was to release two statements one a video statement last night acknowledging he was in it apologizing for it. Now governor northern says he spent the past twelve hours or so talking to lots of people including some of his med school classmates. And he says it's not him. And that he does not believe he should heed the calls to step down accurate. Fair myself from the difficult path that lies ahead. I could avoid an honest conversation about harmful actions from my past. I cannot in good conscience. Choose the path that would be easier for me in an effort to duck my responsibility to reconcile now. Sarah, the governor acknowledged that a lot of people are going to have a hard time believing him particularly after he I said that he was. In the photo and apologize for it. So how did he explain all that we says things happened really quickly yesterday? And there was a lot of hurt and he felt he had to respond. He says he's had some time since then to look at the picture more closely and think about this, and he's sure it's not him. And Michelle one of the reasons he says, he knows this wasn't him is because he remembers another incident around the same time that he remembers with regret he says he did dark in his face at this was in the mid eighties at a costume party where he dressed as Michael Jackson, and I use this a little bit of shoe polish to put under my all, my cheeks, and the reason I used a little bit is because I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you cannot get shoe polish off, and he says after that he had a conversation with a friend who helped explain how offensive that is. And he regrets doing it. Well, even before he acknowledged that. There was an incident.
Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge upholds oversight board powers over government
"I'm Rachel Martin, good morning a federal judge has ruled that Puerto Rico does not have the final say when it. Comes to its own fiscal policy the final word belongs to a fiscal oversight board, that congress, created two years ago it's a ruling that will have far reaching consequences for, the island's financial future to. Talk about that. Let's bring it NPR's Adrian flurry toe from San, Juan Puerto Rico Adrian hey Rachel so this fiscal oversight board was created way before the hurricane when Puerto Rico was. Still suffering from all kinds of financial problems right yeah I mean remember it was a couple of years ago the government basically, said that it would not be able, to pay the more than seventy billion. Dollars that it owes to bondholders, into, that led congress to do two things that passed Allowing. The islands to effectively declared bankruptcy to restructure. That debt it also created this seven. Member board with. Huge power to make decisions. About the island's finances in order to to get this debt under control and turn the economy around listen to what the. Board's chairman Jose Korean told me in our colleague Michelle Martin back in June the. Government's function aside from taking care of the needy is to create the economic conditions whereby private enterprise. Succeeds and employees folks creates wealth that's that's the nature, of our, system, are, legal. Needs destruction reforms that will allow it to do so with the board sees one of its roles is being as forcing Puerto. Rican? Government. To implement, these sorts of reforms along with huge spending. Cuts in this you can imagine his has been big source of tension right so then their control was essentially a called into question because the governor of Puerto Rico and the legislature In Puerto Rico sued the oversight. Board, last month the governor and legislature don't believe that this federally, appointed board should be able to, force the, local government to implement these measures, they think they can recommend but not not require the government to. Do so until one example input Rico workers are entitled by law to a Christmas bonus the board wants this bonus eliminated and so in the budget that it drew up. For Puerto Rico did not include enough money for something the governor said, it did not have the. Right to do, it's just one example I mean the fundamental question here right is when it comes to fiscal policy to fiscal reform canvas. Board do that who has the final say the elected government to fourth three or the sport created. By congress and yesterday with, this federal judge ruled is that it's this appointing board that they have the power to overrule Puerto Rico's government when it comes to. To financial policy well so I can't imagine that government, in? Puerto Rico Governor there especially is very happy about this then no he was not a huge overseas but But he issued a statement saying that. It was proof that the Rico which is a u. s. territory is in fact more like a US colony he called it. An undignified relationship because you, know congress basically dictating policy he said without the islands consent on the other, hand the members of this oversight board some of. Whom are from Puerto Rico others. From the mainland US they welcomed the ruling and they said it, was time for the governor to begin. Implementing these cuts and austerity reforms to get Puerto Rico back. On on the right. Track so, what does it mean then I mean if you consider the fact that now the democratically elected government their. Their their power and control over Puerto Rico has been curtailed what does that mean for regular. Folks that's absolutely right what you just said it also means that for regular folks they can expect more cuts to services benefits even pensions some of these cuts have. Already, begun to public education the health benefits and we're talking about, an island where through where half of the, population lives in poverty in these, cuts Unconvicted, to slice pretty deep
Israeli military evacuates Syrian White Helmets
"I'm Michelle Martin we'll ask congressman Brian Fitzpatrick to tell us what he still needs to know about what happened in Helsinki plus the latest on the documents linking a former Trump campaign advisor to Russia I'm. Not aware of any other example in which a. FIS a warrant has ever been released in, this, way and hip hop star t. I. On his journey from delivering drugs and a bicycle, to building. And, running a business empire I couldn't envision it The stars in the move whatever land. They have first news Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Louise Schiavone the Trump administration has released some documents from an FBI request for permission to surveilled former Trump aid Carter page. On CNN state of the union page derided the Pfizer application but he did. Say he had contact with Russian officials during the Obama years I may boss back in the g twenty. When they were getting ready to do that in Saint Petersburg I might have participated in a few meetings that a lot of people, including, people. From the Obama administration we're sitting on in Geneva Paris. Etc but I've never been anywhere near what's being. Described here the documents suggest that Russia tried to. Recruit page Jordan says hundreds of Syrians with the. White. Helmets rescue group have been evacuated. From south west Serey NPR's Daniel estrin has more from Jerusalem the Israeli, military says it followed a recall West from the US and from European countries and rescued. Several hundred Syrian humanitarian volunteers and their relatives from southern Syria ministerial government offensive to regain. Control of the. Area the evacuees are with the white helmets group which the US has supported it's a volunteer group known for saving the lives of Syrian civilians caught in the war the. Volunteers were evacuated across the border to the Israeli occupied Golan Heights and then. To Jordan it's the first such as rarely evacuation during the Syrian war Israel said their lives were an. Immediate danger a person close to the white helmets group tells NPR they were evacuated because the Syrian government has targeted group members and, would, not. Let them escape to northern Syria as rebel groups have. Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem a deadly California wildfire. Is moving closer to Yosemite national park Jeremy Siegel. From member station k. q. e. d. reports that. With. Forty seven square miles scorched the..
Judge orders Trump administration to share list of separated children
"I'm michelle martin we'll talk with people with a direct stake in the conflict and the latest on world cup england is through to the semifinal plus the churches asking wedding guests to stay focused on those other big events i heard a couple of leading not to come which does make you wonder plus meet maria and marcel who sweet catalan folk music tackles hard issues from the past and the present what every young person in spain shares is the silence but first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst a federal judge is denying the trump administration's request for extensions on court ordered deadlines to reunite immigrant children forcibly separated from their families at the southern border instead as npr's windsor johnston reports the judge has imposed an additional deadline the trump administration has until eight pm eastern time to provide the court a list of the estimated one hundred children younger than five who remained separated from their parents a federal judge will then decide which cases meet the tuesday deadline just morales is with the families belong together coalition she says it's clear the administration is struggling to reunite families i very little confidence in their ability to act competently of the government and ensure that families are reunited and that's why we're doing everything we can make sure about being no we are watching the federal government says it needs more time to locate family members and confirmed parental relationships windsor johnston npr news north korea slammed the us today saying it made robber liked demands and calling the attitude of secretary of state mike pompeo regrettable that criticism comes just hours after pompeo left north korea following two days of meetings with officials in pyongyang over several issues including the denuclearization of the korean peninsula pompeo had a different take on the outcome of the talks saying it was largely a positive set of meetings we made progress on almost all of the central issues some places a great deal of progress other plays there's still more work to be done he's they also made headway on setting a time line for denuclearizing the peninsula but that more work has to be done a you a service member was killed two others were wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern afghantistan native says the wounded are in stable condition the incident is under investigation in somalia at least nine people are dead after militants attacked the country's interior ministry in mogadishu and ada peralta reports the islamist group el shabaab is claiming responsibility local television footage shows plumes of smoke billowing from the interior ministry after the blast security officials say the attackers first detonated a car bomb and several others entered the building with weapons and suicide vests al shabaab which attacks often in somalia says it aims to establish islamist state over the past decade the international community has helped somalia push alshabaab out of the capital but the african union mission is coming to an end sparking worries that somali troops will not be able to keep the militants at bay npr news nairobi croatia as advanced to the world cup semifinals beating russia four three in penalty shootout this afternoon they will play england who beat sweden two zero today you're listening to npr news this is wnyc in new york i'm lance lucky pro union and anti union forces in new york have launched rival campaigns related to last week's us supreme court ruling that decision allows an estimated two hundred thousand state and local government workers and teachers who aren't union members to stop paying the agency fees that had been allowed since the nineteen seventy seven supreme court decision earlier this week a group called new choice new york with ties to the politically influential coke brothers published a website with step by step instructions showing how members could leave their unions spokesman bob belfi ori says the.
European Union, Syria and Iran discussed on All Things Considered
"This is all things considered from npr news i'm michelle martin we're going to start the program today looking back over what has been an important week in diplomacy for the trump administration president trump applauded and historic summit between north korea and south korea on friday he tweeted the united states and all of its great people should be very proud of what is now taking place in korea and even though president trump was not a participant the south korean foreign minister credited him with bringing north korea's kim jong un to the table and then here in washington dc two important meetings president trump hosted french president emmanuel macron for an elaborate state visit at the beginning of the week and then met briefly with german chancellor angela merkel on friday at the white house now you might have seen that the body language had both encounters was a bit awkward at times but we wondered about the substance of those visits specifically whether mccown merckel bridge any of their substantive differences with president trump for a european view joined now by the european union's ambassador to washington david sullivan ambassador thank you so much for speaking with us a path of acquiring nuclear weapons so we still hope that the advantages of preserving this deal also in the context that you just mentioned of north korea where if we're going to proceed as we all hope to some negotiation denuclearization the iran deal is the only working model currently available of how you could do that yesterday chancellor merkel was asked about this also at a joint news conference with president trump and play what she said and you're actually going to hear the voice of the interpreter over her is here it is this agreement is anything but it will not solve all the problems with avon it is one piece of the mosaic one building block if you like on which we can build up this structure so what are the other building blocks that the chancellor merkel and other europeans have in mind for example or the europeans working with the president of supplementing the iran deal with some other measures to address arounds behavior in syria support for hezbollah something like that.
Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site
"I'm michelle martin we'll dig into the political news of the week and we'll also hear from journalists who still trying to make sense of what she saw on a two thousand sixteen campaign trail people have said oh i don't wanna relive that but i think that we have to plus remembering former first lady barbara bush as she's laid to rest mom got a su are difficult times with consistent take it to the bank unconditional but tough love that and my essay about barbara bush are all coming up but first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbs in syria chemical weapons inspectors have visited a site in douma where an alleged chemical weapons tack on civilians prompted a retaliatory airstrikes from the us uk and france the team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons collected samples for analysis and says it will evaluate the situation before considering next steps which include another possible visit to the city meanwhile un secretary general antonio tara says those responsible for that alleged weapons attack need to be held accountable walk leavings meeting unity clearly a war crime that should have robbed the face of at an informal meeting of the security council in sweden today gutierrez says the syrian conflict can only be resolved politically not militarily at the international monetary fund's spring meeting in washington dc today treasury secretary steve mnuchin and federal reserve chair jerome powell join counterparts warning the improved.
Trump's decision to launch air strikes against Syria without congresses approval is illegal
"This is all things considered from npr news i'm michelle martin top trump administration officials say the us is quote unquote locked and loaded and ready to strike syria again if needed but there are other officials who questioned the legality of these military strikes one lawmaker raising the issue is the united states senator tim kaine he has a democrat from virginia he is a member of both the senate armed services and foreign relations committees he has been a vocal critic of president trump's decision to act without consulting congress and he is with us on the line now senator kaine thanks so much for joining us got michelle glad to be with you you are on twitter last night and i quote trump's decision to launch air strikes against syria without congress's approval is illegal we need to stop giving presents a blank check to wage war today is syria but what's going to stop him from bombing iran or north korea next so a couple of questions here first of all if president trump had come to congress i as incidentally he said president obama should have done in two thousand thirteen would you have supported these strikes likely.
Journalist killed and six others injured in Gaza while covering mass protests
"I'm michelle martin christian activists gathered in lynchburg virginia to push back against evangelical support for the president plus a palestinian journalist is killed as is really troops respond to protests along the gaza border and comedian tracy morgan celebrates his recovery from a devastating accident with new show the last boji thank god i'm day for spare my life just to come back in touch you guys in a funny way that's all coming up but first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst canadian investigators are trying to determine what caused a bus crash in saskatchewan last night the killed at least fifteen people and injured more than a dozen others dan carpenter reports many of the victims were members of junior hockey team the bus was transporting the humboldt broncos hockey team to a game when it was tboned by transport truck on a regional highway about one hundred twenty miles northeast of saskatoon police say there were twenty eight people on the bus including the driver three of the injured are in critical condition in a hospital players in the schedule in junior hockey league range in age from sixteen to twenty one and at this level many would be considered as prospects by teams in the national hockey league hockey is a major sport across the country prime minister justin trudeau scheduling premier scott mo have expressed their condolences for npr news i'm dan carpenter in toronto hundreds gathered at a funeral today for a palestinian journalist who died after he was wounded by israeli fire yesterday while covering protests along the israel gaza border from gaza city npr's daniel estrin reports several other palestinian journalists were reportedly injured the palestinian journalists syndicate in gaza says six palestinian journalists were injured covering the protests on friday and one journalist was killed at gaza's main hospital to people told me they were taking pictures at the border and wearing vests marked as press when they were shot in the legs the israeli military says it does not target journalists and that it is investigating the palestinians claims more than six months after hurricane maria hit the head of the federal emergency management agency was in puerto rico serving the agency's ongoing response in zeta in florida were reports.
Major events in Xi Jinping's rise as China's leader-for-life
"President trump says he will meet with north korea's kim jongun will ask a former diplomat what china thinks about that what so stunning about president trump's decision is that he is in many ways following china's li for saturday marks 10th this is all things considered from npr news michelle martin we'll also talk with a state representative in florida about why she thinks arming teachers who put some students at risk study show that many of our black and brown student are often seen as a threat and will ask the governor of connecticut why he's calling the nra of terrorist organization this really is an organization that is devoid of courage when it comes to making our nation's safer that's all coming up but first this news live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst president trump is in western pennsylvania campaigning for rick scott so cohn who is in a tight race for republican congressional seat ahead of a special election on tuesday drove use the appearance to tout his willingness to hold talks with north korea over its nuclear plan saying pyongyang should have been handled already and the former presidents didn't do the job but he says china's president xi jinping really helped the lord john and has done more for us than they have ever done for any other president or ever done for this country and i respect that jamaica trump's says ninety three percent of the goods to north korea come through china making them powerful meanwhile president trump is planning his first trip as president to latin america next month the white house says he will travel to peru and colombia for multicountry summit bilateral meetings and cultural events for secretary sarah huckabee sanders as trump wants to deepen historically ties with the between the us and partners in that area but one country he won't visit is mexico as eylandt march was held in parkland florida were seventeen people were killed in high school shooting there last month and fears wracked and booker has more about two hundred people gathered in a neighborhood park through unity and solidarity in the community still reeling from a deadly shooting three weeks ago after speeches organizes asked participants toll heads.
West Virginia teachers say schools will "remain closed" until Senate honors deal
"This is all things considered from npr news i'm michelle martin we're going to start the program in west virginia where schools are expected to be closed again monday as a state teacher walkout enters its eighth school day this after a confusing weekend at the state capital in charleston molly born from west virginia public broadcasting has been covering the story and she is with us now molly thanks so much for joining us thanks michelle so what happened at the capital over the weekend senators and the west virginia state senate passed a teacher pay raise bill of four percent and that was less than what teachers had been asking for they wanted a five percent raise and it was a bit hectic of it it was an awkward process because senators actually ended up passing the original house version of the bill that allowed for a five percent raise and they had to go back retract recall that process and then pass yes it again again with a four percent raise and it was very confusing sort of a long drawnout process over many hours teachers were in the galleries watching this happen no sort of mass confusion but ultimately they passed a four percent raise again less than what the teachers had asked for why did they do that to explain why they did that it was my understanding that the governor jim justice had negotiated this five percent pay raise that's why the house passed it the teachers had an interesting that that was going to be the agreement wh how did the senate explain their decision to change that that's right just a day after governor justice introduced that plan the house of delegates passed it rather quickly it was almost unanimous the.