35 Burst results for "Midland"

Elizabeth Wetmore: Valentine

Bookworm

04:36 min | 5 d ago

Elizabeth Wetmore: Valentine

"Today. I'm very pleased and excited. My favorite thing on bookworm is when I'm talking to a first novelist. And it someone whose work I have not previously known my guest on the show today is a booth wet more Beth wet more. Her book is called Valentine. It's published by Harper and it's novel. Beth. Wet more is fifty three years old and this is her first. Book, she's published many short stories in many of the best literary journals, the Kenyon, Review Colorado Review but this is her first time in hardcover. Tell me Beth what feel nights is finally see the book in hardcover. Well. It's all been a little unreal honestly. I worked on the book for a long time and I was ready to have the editor sort of wrestle out of my hands. Honestly I think if if she hadn't wrestled it out of my hands, I'd probably still be tinkering with it to tell you the truth and even now I occasionally spot a sentence or a paragraph that I think, Oh, I'd like to have a do over on that. But on the whole, it's been wonderful and surprising to me I think I. Expected The book to come out very quietly and and so it's been. Marvelous to see how many people have reacted to it in such a positive way and how meaningful it's been to some people. Yes the book has made its debut as number two when it came out on the New York Times bestseller list and it's set where Beth was born in West Texas in Odessa. Now, if you're me, you think Odessa that's near where my family come from in Russia this is Odessa in. West Texas how does it get its name? Well it depends on who you ask You know the they're part of Texas was settled pretty late in the early eighteen eighty s and depending on on what piece of local you believe it was it was named Odessa in part because of the sort of grasslands that that people said resembled the Odessa in Ukraine. And and and that's really been the most sort of certain story I've heard. No was Texas. is known for its. Economy. I'm sure most of my listeners will know this but what is an oil patch? Well. Odessa is in the Permian Basin which is about eighty, six, thousand square miles inside. So and and of course, West Texas and. is is even more vast right than the Permian basin and it's an oil and natural gas rich region of the country I read recently actually that actually until the until the pandemic, it was on pace to outpace Saudi Arabia for the biggest production in world in the next five years That's slow down and been derailed a little bit by the pandemic of course but it's so an oil patches you know a a part of the world where that is the single economy oil and natural gas. It's not a particularly pretty place in the world at least not by most people's standards I think it's beautiful. There's no other way to make a living out there other than working oil and natural gas and Odessa where I grew up on differs slightly from it sort of sister city, of Midland, which is about twenty three miles away in the sense that Odessa's a very working class town most of the people who live and work in Odessa do the. Blue collar work of the oil patch. So they work is the roughnecks and pipe lawler's and fitters and water haulers and That's still even today a pretty male dominated industry women in that part of the world tend to work in support roles as bartenders and waitresses preschool teachers, teachers, that sort of thing So that's where I grew up.

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US-China rivalry hinders a struggling HSBC

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend

05:29 min | Last week

US-China rivalry hinders a struggling HSBC

"We've seen fall out over the UK is World Way decision suspensions of extradition treaties on most recently. Hong Kong considering on election delay That could mean HSBC's business shift may prove untenable under its current structure being listed in the UK and Hong Kong while supporting China's national security law, expectations of more drastic action on earnings, they are increasing well for more on this. We're joined by Bloomberg Finance reporter Harry Wilson. Thank you so much for being with me, Harry. Look, first of all on H S B. C. It was unusual, wasn't it? That HSBC made the statement that it did about China's controversial A new law that effects Hong Kong. Why do you think they did that? I can only surmise they come on the enormous amount of pressure to say something on it. Normally, banks, particularly HSBC have like to remain entirely apolitical. Getting into politics just isn't in the DNA. And I think the fact that they felt they had to come out and say something publicly shows that probably not saying something will was seen as a school, too. So we certainly have picked up in the last couple of months that our thanks senior to perfectly are getting a little hum. I think a lot of cools a lot of Um ah, imploring from their Asian businesses to basically toe the line of it more when when it comes to Christo. Events in Hong Kong and China. Okay, so that on the security law on the flipside, of course, the pressure in response to that Was was also apply from the UK side. So it's kind of ratcheted up the political pressure you know, on in both parts of their business, surely Yes. So they are getting pressure from all sides. Not just something you came to. The U. S. Is also called him out over this and they're really in a very difficult position because effectively theory some game we'll have You say that since Beijing China onside Is seen in the West to UK us being, uh, essentially going against Western policy, so there isn't really a wind for them haters. In some positions, they can take the fetal sides happy so But trying to be trying to walk a line between them, which sees the increasingly difficult Do you think things matters are going to get worse? And how does it affect the business going forwards? It's a UK bank, but that makes most of its money in Asia. Well, exactly of you should go back with the ancient history of HSBC in the late eighties early nineties recognized this issue, which is why they part of reason why they decided first byway and size of Midland Bank and build up a business. Outside of Asia more than they had at the time, and that was, in part at least a recognition that the situation could become more difficult. Posi handover of Hong Kong in 1997 Now what we've seen since 1997 attempts become a global bank has hit some some brake blocks from headwinds off late, So now they find themselves in a situation where There probably is exposed to Asia optically Hong Kong as they have ever been on that places them in a very difficult position. Because see they want to continue doing business in Hong Kong that increasing against me that they got here to the lines of China, But of course that puts a man on a collision course with Earth. With the U K and the Y the West. So how do you think that this is going to be expressed then? Potentially in earnings? I don't think we're going to really see anything. Take Lee and the earnings on this Aziz yet we're really in the Very early stages off this spook growing political contest between between China and Hong Kong itself. These Already in a family, the procession and that that is really with us China trade tensions or the problems we've we've been talking about just now, that's more to do with Corona virus before about the political people. We saw lately in Hong Kong. I think they probably were looking more 5 10 years out. It could be the case that you start to see a kind of maybe death of 1000 cups and those who have so little losses here and there now see that that is very well aware of that on there going to be looking through everything they can to make sure that that happens. Things are they increasingly difficult environments in which to do business, particularly in a country like China. Where are you? Nate is very important that You are being It seemed to be supportive off Chinese

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Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last week

Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

"President mas trump pilgrims took a have campaign arrived and at fundraising mount Arafat trip to West adjusted Texas hill near and Islam's focused on fuel holiest and his sites opponents instead to pray of and the searching repent pandemic on the most important on day a day of the that hajj saw three hundred the annual thirteen pilgrimage new virus in Mecca deaths in in Texas Saudi Arabia and more than nine the global thousand calling new of cases ours from the make president house calls trump spoke the shadow in Midland over with every a backdrop aspect of of this stacked year's oil agreement barrels which now we're lasted back and now to we're two just point going to keep five expanding million Muslims he blasted from across democratic the world lawmakers to mount saying beer Arafat green with new the prophet deal Muhammad would destroy delivered the his final energy sermon industry nearly and one he thousand claims four the hundred radical years left ago wants to only destroy very limited the nation's numbers of pilgrims suburbs were allowed we will to take fight part all in of the their Hutch lives amid numerous restrictions to get into the suburbs to limit and have the a potential beautiful home spread of the corona there will be no virus more the low Saudi income government housing has not released forced a final in figure to the on the suburbs number of hajj pilgrims trump has rescinded this a fair year housing rule but it said from the anywhere Obama from a administration thousand to ten thousand that helped would low be taking income part families I'm he sorry was expected I shockingly to raise about seven million dollars during this Texas trip hi Jackie Quinn

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Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last week

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

"President trump took a campaign and fundraising trip to West Texas and focused on fuel and his opponents instead of the searching pandemic on a day that saw three hundred thirteen new virus deaths in Texas and more than nine thousand new cases president trump spoke in Midland with a backdrop of stacked oil barrels now we're back and now we're just going to keep expanding he blasted democratic lawmakers saying beer green new deal would destroy the energy industry and he claims the radical left wants to destroy the nation's suburbs we will fight all of their lives to get into the suburbs and have a beautiful home there will be no more low income housing forced in to the suburbs trump has rescinded a fair housing rule from the Obama administration that helped low income families he was expected to raise about seven million dollars during this Texas trip hi Jackie Quinn

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Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | Last week

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

"President trump took a campaign and fundraising trip to West Texas and focused on fuel and his opponents instead of the searching pandemic on a day that saw three hundred thirteen new virus deaths in Texas and more than nine thousand new cases president trump spoke in Midland with a backdrop of stacked oil barrels now we're back and now we're just going to keep expanding he blasted democratic lawmakers saying beer green new deal would destroy the energy industry and he claims the radical left wants to destroy the nation's suburbs we will fight all of their lives to get into the suburbs and have a beautiful home there will be no more low income housing forced in to the suburbs trump has rescinded a fair housing rule from the Obama administration that helped low income families he was expected to raise about seven million dollars during this Texas trip hi Jackie Quinn

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Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 3 weeks ago

Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans

"Italian police intercepted coffee beans with a serious extra kick correspondent Megan Williams. The set Midlands Airport discovered the package from Colombia holding some 500 coffee beans that have been cut open stuffed with cocaine and taped closed with dark brown tape. Police say they were alerted to the package because the name on it was that of a fictional Mafia boss, Santino D'Antonio from the action thriller John Wick. The package was addressed to a tobacco shop in Florence. When it was delivered, police arrested a man who showed up on a bicycle to pick it up.

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Crop failure rate for wild rice is increasing with climate change

Climate Cast

05:04 min | Last month

Crop failure rate for wild rice is increasing with climate change

"Minnesota's legendary extreme winter cold is critical to the survival of many native plants and animals, but temperature trans show Minnesota's average winter temperature has warmed six degrees since nineteen seventy, and the milder winters appeared to be Reducing Wild Rice Harvest Yields Peter David is a wildlife biologist for the Great Lakes, Indian fish and Wildlife Commission Hi Peter, welcome to climate cast. Thanks for the opportunity. Why is extreme winter cold so important to wild rice? This is a plant that's adapted to northern harsh growing conditions. And so even northern Minnesota Northern Wisconsin that's solar edge of its range, and you can suspect this is going to be a point out. That's really susceptible. To. Climate impacts one of them winter aspect is just that the SPLAT needs a long hard winter for the seed Germination. And those harsh winter conditions also helped not back. Some of the other plants that wild rice typically competes with. There's really whole host of native. Climate change that are probably impacting wild rice throughout its growing season, so if the range is limited climate change is in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Would they be pretty important then to wear? The wild rice is able to flourish. There are two species I should mention lose in northern and southern wound rise, but the northern species is the one that is really important human harvesters, because it has a large highly nutritious seed. That's found only in any level of abundance in these two states, so if you're a tribal member for example living on this landscape, it doesn't help you. Much of wild rice can only grow successfully Canada in the future. Wild Rice is called Minoan in the JIB way language. Wiersma Noman so important to the JEB loy culture. Is almost impossible for me to overstate how culturally important manolas. For people who are familiar with your jubilee or initial migration story, these trouser living once along the eastern seaboard, and they move to this part of the world following prophecies that indicated that they had to go west if they were going to survive as a people. And that migration. They weren't sure how long it was going to be. Where exactly they were going, but the prophecy was that they would be at their destination. When they came to the place with the food grew out of the water. And so they brought them finally probably over generations to this western Lake Superior Regionally monoment bowl of the world, so this plant has great cultural significance right there, but it is also this food that rose out of the water, and it has more overall nutrition than any other food that was available in the region, the native diet, and so you can imagine the significance. This has, and it's literally. This food day is present. From birth to death. throughout the year and all of the ceremonies, it's intricately tied to a deputy. Tell us about the elders four year rule and how that's changing. One of the first things the elders taught me when I started three decades ago and you'll very little rice. The wild rice is an annual plant. It comes up from CD cheer, and that's one of the reasons why it may also be more responsive to climate change. But it, it's naturally variable in abundance. In the four year rule states that in a four year period you could expect one very good crop to occur, and maybe to sort of fair to midland years and one year. That's going to be near failure. And Dean late, and he can county. Minnesota's one. That I often think about here as we look at the lake each year. You never know what you're going to see when you fly up to it some years, it's open wire. Other years it looks like a gigantic heat-sealed and some years now with a disease that we're seeing more frequently associated with climate change Brown back. It looks like a Brownfield instead of the vibrant Greenfield the failure read on Dean leg in the last dozen years, or so is approaching fifty percent, and that really stands such a stark contrast to that t k ruled traditional ecological knowledge of the elders. You mentioned fungal disease I understand. That's become a problem. How is that connected to climate change? So the one that really most concerned about is a thing called Brown spot disease. Is a fungal disease, it's been around for a very long time, but it likes warm wet, humid conditions that are becoming more and more frequent, so we're in the past it sort of seemed to occur now and then here and there We're starting to see years where it has theory large regional outbreaks, and it's a real problem, because when the answer badly infected by this, the seeds germinate the plants girl that they are not able to produce, eat themselves, and so they're not replenishing that seed bank, and they're not providing for for human harvesters, or for all the myriad while species and also benefit and utilize wild rice.

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Michigan to seek federal disaster declaration over broken dams

All Things Considered

00:23 sec | 2 months ago

Michigan to seek federal disaster declaration over broken dams

"Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is requesting a federal disaster declaration for parts of the state that were inundated by flooding last month the failure of two dams in the Midland area destroyed a one hundred fifty homes and caused more than two hundred million dollars in damage the declaration request seeks a wide range of assistance including road repairs and loans to

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Women In Prison

Mentally Yours

04:25 min | 2 months ago

Women In Prison

"Today chatting to classrooms. He's the managing editor of the magazine, a new magazine that publishes poetry and articles by women in prison today. We're going to be chatting to her. About what life is like for women in Britain's prisons. How them into health is affected by being in prisons, and what life is like at the moment during the covert epidemic. So my interest is like mice, people, you know they're all mental health. Issues in my family have an aunt. WHO's diagnosed bipolar, so we sort of grew up with that. And then. I went to school with Ended up just in a lot of trouble with the criminal justice system and when she was released from. Last time she asked. If I would help and get involved with the which when I look at it I was just delighted to. Because it's really important, it's it's not just for women in prison for women who've got any contact with the criminal justice system, so they could be women on in the community all they could be The partners of men they could be NGOs or other people involved in the criminal justice system went lawyers. Judges actually subscribed to twos. Quite it's quite a broad abroad with limited reach. This is kind of broad question, but what is it is particularly about women how to how women specifically affected by being in the prison system coming out of the issues that they face specifically so I think when you look at. The. Number of women who all incarcerated who we send to present. You have mental health issues vomited vaguely report, but he are half ago and Init- initial justice admits that over eighty percent of women have mental health issues on those mental health issues not treated in women's Prisons Stats men's prisons. They're much lower and then women things. I and depression is compounded, because only one percent of children actually stay in the family home. If mother is sent to prison, I mean that's an alarming statistic, and we need to think about being Zion, if not knowing what's happening to your child in your home and everything. In a while you're in prison where it's remind is usually you know nine times out of ten, a mother, or assist O or upon who can pick up the pieces in the Gulf to the children, but for women very often. They don't have those networks especially when it comes to child care. And women have also leads upon leads of trauma an emotional abuse. Again enormous report that was commissioned by Theresa May. He says that over fifty percent of women. have been the victims of abuse. Emotional or sexual or domestic abuse? In their lives, and of course, imprisoning them white disc, compacting that trauma and adding Les- Upon it, and what about the mental? They received. We'll maybe don't receive. When are actually in prison will? What's really frightening? Is that judges put women in prison thinking that they will get mental health support because you know, there are these massive I mean really enormous mental health contracts over six hundred million pounds. A year is spent on health and mental health. They called the justice health contracts, so these are given to provide his including. National Health Service, foundation trust and private providers like. A and Really. Women just cannot access them they. For example at Drake Hotel which is the prison? In the Midlands is meant to be a fulltime psychologists in the time psychiatrist, I'm case paid to provide that service, but actually that has not been a full time. Psychiatrists death of a two years. They've just not been able to fill the role. And they'll get in training. US is or nasty to on. Day contracts who don't have any commitment to being in that position and that she looking off the the patient doodle is just it's just a job, so we are really concerned about mental health and women's specific health services like menopause connect like. A. Logical problems PAP, Smit's things like that and just not being done for him in prison

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"midland" Discussed on All Told

All Told

05:03 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on All Told

"All right so it's five twenty one on. May Twenty second on here with my mom and today was supposed to be the day that I was supposed to be my last day of school. But not in school right now so today you graduated. I guess yeah stay school forever except well until all the hope waiting for the phone someone you what do you think about that as far as college on hopefully. I'll be able to go back. I don't know.

"midland" Discussed on All Told

All Told

05:31 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on All Told

"It's one thirty five on May twentieth and me and my friends. Just got back into our hometown In Midland and I came down to the downtown area where everything is flooded Just go by the situation and looking at it right now. It's hard to describe. It's completely underwater. Their whole trees underwater right now and the whole community is the way that the reacting. I mean right next to me. There's a guy flying drone to look to look over the water and families are gathered around to look at it. Because you don't see every day I mean we get yearly floods? Usually nothing like this. There's cops blocking off the bridge. Yeah our governor is is at my high school right now. Giving an address to to our Georgetown as we talked the incredible volunteers and people midland community. So experts are describing this as a five hundred year event. It's going to have a major impact on the community and and Midland is trending on twitter and Donald Trump is tweeting about US insane. Big problem with Dams breaking you saw that big big problem. And so we've said the female and the Army Corps of Engineers out and very good at damps probably better dams and anybody you can think of army in curve engineers. It's just insane to see where pave streets and parking lots used to be trees a nice big green lush field as completely drowned..

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"midland" Discussed on All Told

All Told

06:01 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on All Told

"Right. We're all changed and into the bus goes. It's one twenty five on the morning on May nineteenth and we just got a bunch of alerts about a nearby like a small city. The dam is going through failure right now. Basically the entire city is being told to evacuate interesting to me is that they're all evacuating to the local high school and to me that raises the question of. How are they going to stay? Distanced and safe in the midst of a pandemic the people will there? It's a Damn Villier. So in the people that built the dam were under fire last year. Last summer because a local local lake with some lake was essentially drained. Because the damn wasn't up to code so I'm wondering if this has any connection with that failure or my friends has connections to the policeman and he's saying that the everyone who pays as a half hour to get out of the area And I've been listening to police scanners well but I haven't really gotten much from that but there's not anything can do about it so I just go to bed and see how everything pans out in the morning..

"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:36 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"From taxpayers W. W. J. news time seven thirty seven a Michigan rocker is asking fans to lend a hand to those in need due to the flood W. W. J. N. middle of Midland Midland flood W. WJR say merry reports that would be grand funk railroad co founder mark Farner he's adding his voice and a little money to help flood victims in Midland county the flint native started the campaign on the go fund me crowdfunding site to raise twenty five thousand dollars and you can join us by donating if you can give a little if we are giving them they will help a lot Turner says he and his wife have donated two thousand dollars towards the goal to help flood victims back on their feet rob St Mary WWJ newsradio nine fifty unusual announcement for the lead singer of the Christian rock band hawk Nelson John Stein guard announcing he no longer believes in god so what is the rest of the band saying they're saying well god still believes in John Stein guard they also say truth does not change just because someone questions at W. W. news time is now seven thirty a look at those Dow futures this morning are up to three hundred fifty six points will get another check that business and look at your money coming up with that Korea to Bloomberg business desk at seven fifty five WWJ news time seven thirty eight traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the aids starting a cloud up a little bit out there let's go to the roads so here's Dennis that's still good looking drive though nobody driving by a problem.

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"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

04:08 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"W. deputies are twelve ten in Midland crews have been going door to door as they continue to address the damage from the massive floods last week comes up J. center McNeil spoke with city manager Brad K. evacuation obviously offended a good number of people have been able to return to their homes unfortunately there's been a lot of damage and destruction to property that they have either made homes uninhabitable or unsafe in some cases to the point where they've had to be condemned and people are in the process right now trying to recover remove a content of homes and families that lost their lives in their places of residence do you know how many homes are now a complete loss I can only speak to the city I don't know out in the county what the numbers are but we have approximately thirty five homes that have had to be condemned within the city limits so far and those are homes that the only reason we're condemning I should say at this point time is because of structural instability or safety concerns are largely because foundation walls have been blown and are falling apart partially and the homes are just strictly on tape to be and how many other homes would you say are damaged all that that literally in the hundreds we are out doing damage assessment right now all crossed the entire county as of yesterday I mean that updates as of today just yet but as of yesterday our damage assessment teams had been and had reported in approximately two thousand homes the self reporting that we've asked people to do ours understudying county website we had about another twelve hundred homes reported in and out of those we're probably getting close to a thousand of which have had some rough moderate to severe damage the and others of that less less severe damage so adding that all together yeah adding it all together we're we're probably over a thousand homes total that it had damage of some form now do you know what this is going to be like I mean it's it's this generally covered by homeowners are not that's a good question the there's there's a number of different issues certainly of people that are in the flood plains or have flood insurance the flood damage would be the that coverage excuse me would be responsible for the coverage people unfortunately that were damaged by flood they did not Kerry flood insurance typically are not that's not always the case it sometimes depends on the individual homeowner policy but by and large unless people carried flood insurance theirs and their insurance companies will not cover flood damage or a dam failure of this nature while still in the shelters shelters are actually close we we had five shelters open immediately and they were I think it took about three nights before people found other places to live for residential sorry families or friends had taken the man to help them out and certainly some were able to move back into their own homes or at this point there are no there are no shelters open the people I spoke to our where we at that time this was last week we're saying that they were there it's secondary issue or the sewers and they couldn't go out because they were told that they had to shut off the water yeah that's correct the the problem was we had water levels of such a high level that it overwhelmed the pumps within the waste water system and his when we when we get inundated with water and overrun with water we do in fact have shot those pumps off and when we shut the pump stop the combination of river water material and and pro and water already within the pipe system and then of course the box no longer functioning dull because back in those so there would be contaminated water flowing backwards into homes once those pumps were shut down and they could no longer carry it away through the pipe system and gravity and that that did happen how many homes were flooded with sewage out of that we don't know yet we're still doing the damage assessment on those during the storm itself we had very very limited number but certainly there are a lot of homes that were flooded and whether it was flood water rainwater overland flow or whether it be backups from the sewage or storm systems it are steps that were going through SS right now we just simply don't know the numbers yet that's Midland city manager Brad case speaking with newsradio nine fifty Sandra McNeil doubled up Jamie's time twelve fourteen what's the latest.

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Residents, businesses sue Michigan dam operator over flooding

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

01:07 min | 2 months ago

Residents, businesses sue Michigan dam operator over flooding

"One I won't be much of a holiday weekend for residents of flood stricken mid Michigan still out of their homes WNEM TV reporter Jamie sure route has the story of a family in the town of shields coping with devastating flooding well Judy Schram and her family once called home for more than fifty years in shield I like everything in the cloud parishads is now unrecognizable the historic flood that swept through Midland county hitting parts of Saginaw county washing away their sanctuary during the pandemic and many precious memories stay stay yours I don't I don't think we can look back and there was also a house where they raise their kids and welcome their grandkids now they're forced to say goodbye this would not have happened residents and businesses in Midland county that were submerged when the two dams failed are suing the dam operator in the state boys Haider was one twenty years ago that the even build and could not withstand heavy rains its license was revoked in twenty eighteen when the company failed

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Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede

"Late last night. Michigan's Governor Gretchen. Whitmer sent a letter to President Trump request of federal emergency declaration as it happens. President trump was in Michigan today. giving weird rambling campaign lake speech at a Ford Plant The president granted the governor's request for Federal Assistance to augment the State and local response. That's of note because it comes right after. He threatened earlier this week to withhold all federal aid for Michigan because the state was going ahead with plans to make voting easier and less risky during the epidemic. Today Governor Whitman described the damage in midland as truly devastating. She said it was unlike anything we've seen before. She noted the incredibly stressful nature of an operation to get ten thousand people out of a flood zone. While maintaining social distancing

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Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

Hammer and Nigel

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

"President trump visiting a Ford plant in Michigan that's been making ventilators during the pandemic he tells reporters he spoke to the democratic governor yesterday about this week's catastrophic flooding after two dams failed we've moved our best people into Michigan add to our most talented engineers designers the people from the army corps of engineers and they do these things better than probably anyone anyone in the world Midland county still assessing widespread damage federal regulators had revoked the license of one dams private operator in twenty

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Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding

Guy Gordon

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding

"State of emergency continues admin Michigan floodwaters that bridge to privately owned dams in Midland began to recede today after displacing thousands of people Dow chemical plant and a nearby hazardous waste cleanup site president trump telling reporters as he prepared to leave to visit Michigan that he sent the best possible people to help with the flooding I spoke with the governor governor went yesterday and we have a very good understanding but we've moved our best people into Michigan add to our most talented engineers designers the people from the army corps of engineers and they do these things better than probably anyone anyone

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Michigan dam had record of safety violations before failure

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

01:47 min | 2 months ago

Michigan dam had record of safety violations before failure

"Now an update from Central Michigan where more than ten thousand people were forced to evacuate as five hundred year flooding swam the area that water powerful enough to rip homes from foundations a home floating downstream ripped from its foundation by raging floodwaters one example of the devastation in central Michigan this morning there's concern floodwaters may be mixing with toxins in containment ponds from a nearby Dow chemical plant which shut down its operations the company says there's no risk to people or the environment due to the amount of water across the county it will take multiple days to recede close to ten thousand evacuated Midland county as the floodwaters came gushing in power is out in many areas and it's still too early for some to go home I don't know what's going to happen our town is current Courtney Casper hope she'll be able to get back into her house today a neighbor center these photos of water swamping her home the basement with water to the ceiling she's not the only one members of the family are in our basement and they're floating they're ruined Jerry Allen told us the flooding will cost her family tens of thousands of dollars and she's frustrated the breached Eatonville in Sanford dams worked in better condition both are owned by boys hydro which had its licence of the nearly century old Eatonville facility revoked by federal authorities in twenty eighteen after more than a decade of safety violations raised questions about its ability to withstand a major flood like this one yet when the dam came under state supervision it was deemed to be in fair condition this could have been prevented and it wasn't it's all happening during

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President Trump to visit Ford plant in Ypsilanti today

Bloomberg Markets

00:25 sec | 2 months ago

President Trump to visit Ford plant in Ypsilanti today

"Today president trump heads to a Ford plant near Detroit that is making a ventilators during the pandemic a Ford has been requiring visitors to wear face masks Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the president has a legal and moral responsibility to do so if nothing over the last several years of president trump in the White House is that he doesn't have the same level of legal accountability as everybody else and ahead of the visit the president's also threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and the vada for sending absentee ballot applications through the mail he's said that mail in balloting is open to fraud though he's used it himself Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer hopes the president will use his visit to sign an emergency declaration after a century old dam breach that sending a flood waters into the town of Midland ten thousand people were evacuated and it is truly a testament to the people of the area but also the first responders that flooding is now threatening to douse

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"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

03:26 min | 2 months ago

"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"News time three fifty one more now in the terrible flooding this week in Midland Northville resident Julie and army says that our Midland county cottage is now water logged due to the severe flooding she spoke live doubled up Jay's reverted to see that man Tom Jordan I'm devastated we have then and had it for about sixteen years and we have a wonderful group of neighbors labs are full timers and I'm Adam are cat as residents like we are my husband on Monday night headed up and left to cure the pontoon and then laughed a little at an old couple minutes later when he got home we got a call that said Hey you're kind June it's floating in the middle of the canal if we waited until the morning and he had it up yesterday and when he got there he was once again securing the pontoon but the water had risen very very high with all over our line and then while he was securing the plankton I'm watching on my nest cam my entire home get flooded you're literally just broke through and our garage had taken the step down garage had about waters here waste and then the interior of the home water to your knee it was pretty and it was rising pretty quickly they combined in such an hour and then all of a sudden the weeks and that even though they haven't gave out and that's where we are you know that's what we're service it was almost like a **** we pull the plugs and then the water just drains out of like some lakes and the tobacco river so we went from having massive massive flooding saluting our lake in one day so we've had this yeah in continuation of you know I'd occurrences and much of that is because of the damn those damn up there have banned it repair for many years and most of us if not all of us who are neck ever considered in a flood plain so we don't have flood insurance our neighbors we're hoping our full time neighbors will get some FEMA assistance we now as a part time resident she were rarely applies to us go anywhere between between sixty and sixty percent of that will now have to decide if we're going to be able to resell that's North Pole resident Julie van army dot talking about her middle into county college no water log because of the severe flooding there in Midland county this week speaking there with newsradio nine fifty top Jordan and reported just seen up we'll update your money at the Bloomberg business that's coming up next WWE news time three fifty four with the system and then generates it if there's one thing you've got time for these days it's good home cooking and when you're not cooking this plenty of time to search for recipes and if there's one up that's great for keeping those recipes organized.

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Flash flood emergencies across Michigan as two dams fail

Sean Hannity

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Flash flood emergencies across Michigan as two dams fail

"Between four and seven inches of rainfall forced the Stanford dam in Midland county Michigan to overflow and residents of Midland to evacuate here's fox's Mike Tobin the title of icy river is expected to crest sometime before eleven PM at thirty eight feet which is fourteen feet above flood stage the Eatonville damn got loaded up the National Weather Service says it suffered a catastrophic failure that sent water downstream to the Sanford dam which was over top officials can't really tell what kind of shape that dam is in at the moment but does the water from the St for damn them wanted to take a Abbas the river which flows through Midland Michigan now in the middle of a pandemic ten thousand residents need to

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Michigan flooding forces thousands to flee

Mike Gallagher

00:14 sec | 3 months ago

Michigan flooding forces thousands to flee

"The central Michigan county of Midland under a state of emergency due to severe flooding that has forced thousands to flee their homes parts of the city of Midland the main Dow chemical plant there have been evacuated and Midland could be under nine feet of water later

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"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

02:43 min | 3 months ago

"midland" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Mess in the city of Midland Midland expected to see up to nine feet of water the governor has called it a state of emergency people evacuated after two dams in the area failed here's Charlie Lang talaga si here is water over Midland road going into the city of Midland which about five miles south of extreme flooding from the WRC river just west of me from the two dams that broke up because of this state of emergency state trooper was telling me that there are three pages of road closures here's a pretty much every road either around Midland is closed Jim of files he lives in Midland is he worried no one else is working to do hello I try to stay dry I'll probably be perking up there in a row Fraker said I got some stuff up there now I guess he does not residents on Ashbury that's between Posey ville and Patterson are to evacuate and that is actually in the area where I'm at right now shelters are Midland high school Balika creek high school and west Midland family center bottom line here if you have to get to Midland today don't do it this is bad reporting from Midland Charlie Langton W. James radio nine fifty uploading is out of control in that bit milling county northwest there forty two thousand could a population of forty two thousand there could be nine feet under water by this afternoon city manager Brad Kate tells CBS this morning they have asked residents to leave their homes and to seek shelter with friends or family in in a safe area we do have shelters that are open and available to them with beds that are available and will be available for as long as they need them catastrophic flooding this started after those two dams and dikes failed in Midland county this morning we talked to Julie van MHE has a cottage up there in Midland and the cottages rack and she didn't have flood insurance and she writes on social media this morning the thing is it could have been avoided the state of Michigan gave the damn owner warnings to fix things and he did not he has ruined so many lives he is absolutely financially devastated us we will never be able to retire and will have to pay a mortgage on a house that is destroyed W. W. J. news time nine thirty three in the meantime some eight thousand consumers energy customers have lost power in Midland county because of the flooding heavy poppy is president and the CEO of consumers energy all right facilities are in very good shape functioning properly we certainly our hearts go out to our team up in Midland we serve natural gas electricity to the people of Midland and with the dams breaking that obviously has created an extraordinarily dangerous situation up in Midland and our crew you're on the job poppy says they may have to wait for some areas to dry out before restoring powers.

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Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:24 sec | 3 months ago

Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

"The big chemical maker Dow activated its local emergency center in Michigan and was implementing its flood preparedness plan which included shutting down its Midland headquarters after two dams failed upstream of the site Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer already managing a public health crisis amid the covert nineteen pandemic declared an emergency in response to the collapse of the dam and said people should evacuate the area around

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"midland" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:26 min | 6 months ago

"midland" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Sponsored by after spreading a wide dragnet police successfully file that Midland teenager who's accused of murdering his mother and a six year old brother he's also accused of shooting his father but the data scape the kid accused of the cartridges Levi Norwood he seventeen and law enforcement and society caught a lucky break when he was arrested for shoplifting in North Carolina the indicators are as he was by himself he traveled out of the area and when he was placed under arrest in Durham North Carolina there's no indication of anybody being with them at that time that's **** your county sheriff Bob losure there's a court hearing in North Carolina Tuesday the extradition process to get it back to Virginia the starting right away authorities in Mississippi are trying to prevent flooding these days and in Virginia to try to prevent forest fires nine out of every ten fires are started by people that's Fred Turk with the Virginia department of forestry you know we have very few fired here Virginia that are started by lightning but there is a small percentage that that is so all of most of all our other fires are caused by people and for the most part it's it's accidental Maryland Democrats will vote in the primary April twenty eighth this presidential primary in Montgomery County needs some good Samaritans not people from Samaria but registered voters from Maryland to help out we are holding training as we speak does hell birth tells a lie he's of the County Board of election and you know I towards the as you near the voter registration deadline party affiliation Delano people seven those questions get full sewer ideally we would like to identify troubled kids and happen training guided by the seventh of April a scary night last night for a woman in Annapolis you got the wrong car she ordered a November she got some random guy's car she doesn't know if he was in overdrive or not the weird drover around wouldn't take her home she finally got out of the car on the highway he tried to grab her she was able to flag down a good Samaritan who took her to the police station she's okay she still confused about exactly what happened WMAL news time is four oh four I am Tom loony and now here's your W. M. A. L. traffic and weather together from the head you need carpet cleaning traffic center in Virginia ninety five south bound will be more something go for you with having congestion after Fairfax county parkway for Lorton into Woodbridge also no accident on the capitol building on the outlook reported that can work Avenue now occupying your shoulder just my volume remaining after passing that accident coming from B. W. park lane approaching the I. ninety five interchange there also are several crossing over on three ninety five north bound in Arlington due to an accident as you're coming through the bond we cannot drive you'll be more stuff that though this incident liking your left lane from the fourteenth street bridge yeah right not arrived or and I found that have you a mail weather channel forecast tonight cloudy hello thirty five tomorrow partly cloudy hi fifty two something that you got to hear live and local this mark about how this debate is going to re o'connor shell hi Larry I really enjoy doing your show thank you for that traffic and weather the day's top stories and you thank you Sir re o'connor shall we six.

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"midland" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:34 min | 8 months ago

"midland" Discussed on KOMO

"Standing here with with a gun and you have a gun in your hand while I'm not gonna be faster than vehicle I'm gonna be under a lot of stress hello here's kind of crime stoppers offering a thousand dollar reward they hope that's what's going to kick loosen leads to catch this guy in Midland Kate Eldridge colonials we have the propellant charge money a business report for your right now at twenty ten fifty past the hour Kamel hello say Friday's surprisingly robust November jobs report strengthens the view that the federal reserve will hold interest rates steady for the foreseeable future recent economic data have been generally positive including the reports showing that employers added two hundred sixty six thousand jobs last month and I nearly two and a half point jump in consumer sentiment in the university of Michigan's early December index gas prices ticked lower over the past week in the Seattle area triple a says that as of Friday gas was going for an average three dollars forty five and a half cents a gallon about two and a half cents cheaper than a week ago and down nearly nine cents from a month ago that's your money now I'm Jim just go como news do you know the more celebrate Halloween with dressed up donuts from Duncan like the spooky sweet Halloween spider doughnut trick or treat are you a little bit old to be trick or treating no this is so it's just a really good costume anyway I hear you're giving up Duncan spider donuts didn't I just see you with your kid no that was just the my friend is it working Rhonda Duncan all.

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"midland" Discussed on The Big 98

The Big 98

01:30 min | 9 months ago

"midland" Discussed on The Big 98

"Mr lonely from Midland at number twenty all right Chris Janson is on the phone we were talking earlier in the week about truck yeah which is a song that you wrote back in the day and Tim McGraw ended up recording it in that first live one of the first word is I got a little way but but on that part who who came up with the little Wayne part ended Tim McGraw ever try to change that or does he also lives in a long line he actually loves that line and your first ever aspects of things so he loved the line and I came up with it and I wrote the song with hello cash into a song writer and in national called name game mark that below castle confirm that I've I said that line because at the time my oldest son Graham was listening to little line a lot and so because he was a high school or so that's what is listening to all the time and I was getting inundated with rap and hip hop all the time and I was like oh my god please be quiet but that's I mean that was like his walk up music and stuff in sports and you know the put before the football games and things like that so it was just kind of part of our culture at the time and so I thought well I'll put it on that and if any candidate that a little bit of the song now thinking back it's funny but using the word akademy not that not that I pledger extinct but you know this is just a new way of doing things nowadays so it's usually on iPhone or whatever but it was my line and you never change the dissing it verbatim he did and we were talking about it we were like yeah I wanted to make always was in a low Wayne so Ellison err by leveling at some point in the everybody loves.

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"midland" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"midland" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"In a shooting in the Midland Odessa area the suspected shooter has been shot and killed at a movie theater there police say it began when a man in his thirties shot a trooper at a traffic stop fled and eventually stole a mail truck a boy and his baby brother are okay after a car they were sitting in was stolen outside of a popular river north restaurant their mother had gone inside the restaurant to pick up food this afternoon when the car was stolen the car was found just a few blocks away there is shock and outrage over the treatment that an Arkansas nine one one dispatcher gave to a woman stranded in her car as floodwaters rose caller Deborah Stevens heard saying help me I don't want to die the dispatcher responds next time don't drive into the water Stevens drowned WBBM news time six forty six and it is time for sports here's Dave we start with the cubs losing to the brewers to nothing at Wrigley Manny Pena had a first inning single bringing into runs off of Cole Hamels that was it for offense all the brewers would need the cubs would just six hits on the afternoon five Milwaukee pitchers combining on the shot out Zack Davies work for in two thirds so he doesn't get the win junior Garrett does and handles the seven and five with the loss now the cubs to behind Saint Louis in the NL central the cardinals over the Reds tend to six in the day portion of a day night doubleheader Cincinnati as a one nothing lead after an inning of the night game white socks and Braves under way in Atlanta and that game is tied at one in the bottom of the first you on Moncada had an RBI single to open the scoring off of Dallas chi Kel Dansby Swanson an RBI double off of Renaldo Lopez to tie the game in the bottom of the first to the bears player cuts to get down to the fifty th three man roster football club still hasn't officially release them but some of the cuts include defensive end Jonathan Pollard a third round draft pick of the football club in twenty sixteen also linebacker James waters on offense of linemen Alex bars thought to I have a good chance at making the offense of line in a depth position given some injuries the bears have there also running back Ryan all is reportedly been let go by the football club a ten man practice squad has to be established tomorrow college football Stanford beating northwestern seventeen to seven out in the bay area as the cardinal managed to get a late touchdown to increase what was just a three point lead the cardinal running out the clock more lesson northwestern having their problems on offense through the day Illinois beat Akron forty two to three in the Illini's opener that game in Champaign and just under way Northern Illinois leads Illinois state three nothing in the first bears Packers next Thursday night our exclusive WBBM coverage begins at four twenty next Thursday afternoon on your home of the bears Dave Connor newsradio seven eighty and one oh five point nine FM WBBM news time six.

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"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

Permian Perspective Podcast

11:50 min | 1 year ago

"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"He has a book about mrs pains garage and she was the lady that rented her garage apartment to lee harvey oswald during the kennedy assassination and so i enjoy those seeing something that you really feel like you know the story from completely different angle right you know i like the a big downton abbey guy so i like the victorian england british history alec christie charles. Finch has a great series of mystery. I you know we're gonna be here. All they're all your favorite. That's really really sucks. I do you know what's interesting is that kind of made my name in early childhood literacy literature richer and education initiatives and so our book shel- because we have kids we have a lot more children's books but it seemed to have read a lot more of those big hanged akao your brand texas as you read a lot of hank decalogue. He's still turn those out for generations so how good night moon good night fantastic well. I know we could go on and on books books. How about a podcast. I really like her perspective. Krista good thank you i like. I listened to speaking of garrison keeler. The writer's almanac has daily podcast. It's short like ten minutes. You know this day in history and the poem is his name one more times garrison keeler. I think that <hes> he did a prairie home companion for years and years on n._p._r. It's been leaking wake woebegone. I liked the dream. I listened to the the dream and it had the series about the the ponzi scheme and multilevel marketing very interesting podcasting either when i'm driving or traveling you know and that's typically when i listened to i have i feel like i have a list. You know. Listen to the n._p._r. Daily if the new story is something that i want to that i'm interested in hearing. I'll listen to that as well. What do you have a quote that you've kind of live by in life so i'm a big laura bush guy. We're best friends. She's always trust me. You asked me on that. Don't don't worry about asking her. She's midlander. She's a librarian by profession big children's literacy person and so it'd be matter i have yes no. She's been very very kind and supportive to me in my much more than i deserve yes. She's a fantastic woman but i quote her often. One that i love is that children learn looking to read learn two things first reading is worth wild but second that they are worthwhile and that of course resonated with me because i felt like i was the kid that she was talking about. You know there's a lot of great churchill quotes. You know i'm a big churchill to the leadership stuff love it. Tell me what are you looking forward to the most right now november fifth get rid of interested to see how this i feel like. We've been talking about this school. Bond for five years in this charts are our listeners because as we haven't mentioned it on our podcast show in thirty seconds or less. Tell us about the bond so the midland i._s._d. Is going out for five hundred sixty nine million dollar school bond to do comprehensive high schools two of them so midland currently is a too high school town. Our growth we feel as a board is the board of trustees feels like that we need to move to a three high school town and so we are going to our dress our severe deficiencies in capacity you know midland high i was built when silent movies were playing and the oldest photos of midland high stables because kids were riding their horses to school. Wow that those part of that building is one hundred years old and then midland lee is your is your newest high school and it was built in the early sixties and so things have changed in that time and they just don't meet we feel like we can offer a better education experience so going to do a new two new high schools a new midland high new mid lumley and then you go back and you refurbish but a lot of money into the existing campus which is on neely and that will be your third cumbrians high school. What what do you want to know. I want voters to know that this is a a magical time to try and be doing a bond for a lot of reasons. One is just the community need. I mean we're at we've kicked the can as far down the road as we can we the community if we value education and all of the things that it touches and everyone will tell you can't recruit doctors because of the public education in system you can't recruit oil and gas workers because the public education we're all invested in it right and now's the time but beyond that just from economics you know everyone wants. Their taxes has raised you and us in here. We don't either families to feed. We have families to feed lunch money to provide milk to buy but because of what the legislature did this year compressing the tax rate for school districts com pounded by midland's oil and gas valuations were in this really dynamic place where three hundred thousand dollar house. Let's say for example in this community is a little above average kind of in the middle. The middle will have an increase of just twenty dollars a month and on a half a billion dollar bond with interest rates at historic lows are just so many things that are in our favor right now to try to do this bond that we really. This is the best time an opportunity now to go after wonderful. Thank you for more than thirty seconds. No you did good. You did great. You did great what piece of advice i storm. Would you give to someone that is maybe going through a similar journey as you. You're making a big transition into a new position after being one for seven. What advice would you give to someone that it is going through something like that to be. All in you know to really what made you successful. Take those skills you know move them on be sure to not come in and pipe bomb the place the first day that's never really a great good to know kind of the people get to know the organization gets another board board kind of what their direction is and then you add value where you feel like you can. It's not about changing everything to meet your needs. It's about what are they doing. Successfully and where can i add value. We can go back and tweak the things where we feel like we can do better but you were hired or you were brought in because you had a certain skill set that someone saw and so where can you be most valuable and implement that and everyone's a little nervous and they're just as nervous as you are when you come into a new team. The team is just as nervous as you are doing into it so i always like to think. Remember what everybody's all. We're all in this together so let's support each other and not just you know come in with well what's going to happen. Let's go in with hey what's going to happen. That's going. There's two ways you can look at it and i. I feel like you have that positive attitude for that so best of luck. I'm not always positive giving off. I guess you know it'll be a bit. We all have those days being a bit abrasive well. We all have those days. Tell me is there anything coming into this podcast that you thought oh. I really hope the listeners get to know about me or my journey or m._d._c. that maybe we haven't covered yet. No i mean like you said you know. A lot of a lot of me is out there. I'm very most of my life struggles. I've used and tried to parlay into you know a success. I'm i'm open about you know my battle with alcoholism open about the struggles of growing up you know poor and broken home and and and and the goal being of someone. Can you use that or learn from that or it. Touches them in some way i'm always surprised at the emails are the comments. I'll get someone will pull me aside. You know there were struggling with something and <music> seeing me talk about it. You know really help them and that's great. I'm glad for that. That's why i do it. It's not fun to talk about your junk right now that i don't think give it as a ministry but i do think of it as you know trying to lead by example and knowing that someone did the same for me and so if i can didn't pay that forward at any and do something for them. I certainly would as far as the m._d._c. You know. It's a it's a great organization really positioned well to do great things for this community. We have a great board really strong leadership. You know we're a little dependent upon the sales tax you know so we do more and are more impactful and boom but you know what we're doing with dr recruitment retention and and trying to figure out the housing and doing roads and infrastructure and we partnered with midland health this year on the child psychiatric. We're trying to expand the p._a. V._a. program we're looking at dr. I mean we're we're vested in. They're trying to address. Those needs that. We know that are important to our community. It's a challenge sometimes comes in midland because it is so affluent and not that that's a negative thing is just kind of the reality and so people are used to kind of jet setting and i say that loosely not everyone one owns a chat but you know there you go you know you and i don't think they're going to austin houston dallas for all those things but let me tell you when you have a heart attack i wrote. You're going to be glad that that hospital is right there absolutely and when you move to town and you know rent is high or the home valuation is much harder than you thought it was and you can't afford private school. I thought you're going to be glad that we committed some time in invested in public education and you're gonna be glad that the roads are and so my hope hope is that we can continue the work that the middle development corporation is done and really continue to see this positive trend and they're so many people in town that have you know all of the priority midland. There's so many great leaders in this community that we check off that have been helpful to me or an advisor to me or inspiring to me and some of the fed on the show you had you know bobby burns on great guy former mayor chamber leader. Now you know really has a vision for this community and there's and there's a lot of individuals like that and so any part i just i'm just glad to be in the room. Sometimes you know sometimes you just want to sit there and listen to what's going on and and hope that they don't kick you out kind of like you're you sit into big kid's table belong here. They enjoy till they figure it out. I'm going to enjoy it hopeful and optimistic that midland continued needed to grow nicotine to provide those opportunities for for industry in business and continue to be a great place to raise a family. We want people to come and and stay right. I think that for a long time there was a calm. I said the same thing i was only going to be in midland three years. Yeah yeah thought okay. I'm going to do my two years time and keep going in. Having you know whether it's the year you know working for county government or oiling gas. I think a lot of people come in with that mentality. Maybe two or three years and then i'm gonna go back to but if few create a place if you create an environment if he curator city <hes> that that has a vision and has a good quality of life and enhance the amenities that people are looking for they'll stay you know and all of those things that party midland and the p._s. and you know the chamber and m._d._c. we are that we've identified those key. Things i think is going to be really great for our community in the next five ten twenty years absolutely well john. I know we're running out at a time. I had a list of like ten so we may have to have a follow up in a year so this so we can get caught up on. How are things going with m._d. Seasons you are in this new transition transition but we wish you the very balanced and i really appreciate you just being so open and honest and sharing your time with us today and i. I love your quote that about mother teresa tracy just helping one person because that's really a. I know someone was helped today so your story big fan thank you. I'll be calling again allen again thank you. John and we'd like to now announce today's community m._v._p. And the m._v._p. Is the midland education. Foundation in pioneer resources is yes. They are hosting one of their biggest fundraisers of the year coming up on september fourteenth. The event is always a blast. I mean when i say always it is always so much fun and this here the bringing in montgomery gentry. That's right who i know. We'll.

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"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

Permian Perspective Podcast

09:50 min | 1 year ago

"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"Oil producing regions the area in west texas and southeastern new mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host krista. A skinny sponsored by i baker hughes a g._e. Company inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode. I hope that your day is treating you. Well wherever you are and we appreciate you choosing permian perspective as you're listening choice today so thank you. I'm sitting here in midland texas with john. <unk> sketti and john is the executive executive director of the midland development corporation and m._i._s._t. School board trustee john. Thanks so much for being with us. Thanks for having me big fan long time listener first-time caller. You're hearing that that is awesome. Thank you. I can't wait to get into our interview. I know it's going to be so much fun and just so informational and so i'm looking forward to before we we do so. I want to ask everyone to help our show out. We are fairly new so we want those five star reviews so please feel free to drop by an itunes and leave your review. We we also wanna think apple for choosing permit perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. We're pretty excited and we saw that i was shocked had no idea and so thank you. Thank you apple especial. Thanks also to spot monster for this awesome five star review. I love hearing the names that that people choose when they leave these reviews so spot monster whoever you are thank you for this. This is what spot monster had to say. Well done krista. I love hearing from us. Locals wish i could be as positive as consistently as you are so thank thank you for that very kind. I love positively and i appreciate that you'll notice that so thank you thank you. Thank you spot monster and once again. Thanks again for leaving a five star review. Okay we ready john all right. Let's get started first of all. Just tell me a little bit about yourself. A west texas native group in lubbock. My mother worked worked at tech for a lotta years but really had to stick it to her and show her what four i wasn't going to go to tech just because i needed to get outta town. I went an hour north plain view and went to wayland island off lockney girl. You know so we're we're panhandle. Texas people bounced around a lot. You know didn't have a lot of direction early on my my folks divorced house very young. I wasn't a great student. Kinda limped through college worked. A lot of retail moved around kind of ended up in the dallas. Metroplex worked in grocery stores worse and had had a lady. That really was impactful for me. Kinda saw something in me that maybe i didn't know what was even there and kind of talk me into going back to school and getting my masters terms and that's how i got into libraries and so worked in public libraries in the dallas area for several years and then my mother was in declining health and being being an only child what she would call responsibility i would call guilt and so needed to kind of come back to west texas and it just was one of those rare things in life where it worked out professionally rationally in personally that the the director of midland county public libraries came open and so we were able to move back to west texas and be closer for her and her in her last years of declining earning health but you know my wife and i both being kind of west texas and panel people we wanted to come back and read and raise the family here so this is perfect timing it was it worked out really well l. and then had a very you know we may get into that but a really good run at the library to a lot of great things a lot of support from the community and politician were able the to really move the needle and when it came to public library service not only midland kind of across the state as a best practices model and then the m._d._c. can call middle development corporation had an opening for an executive director. It was something that was certainly intriguing to me. I always had a great platform at the library but as mary narrow in scope you know as the education and literacy which are both wonderful things that i'm passionate about that but the midland the vilma corporation has such a larger wider swath of impact on how we can really changed the community and so like the right time you know change can be scary as you know you do something for for so long a community and you're kind of identified. It's it's it's what people see you as sees sees you as your identity and so there's a little a little scary but it's been great. It's been great so far. They have a lot of irons in the fire a lot of projects projects in the pipeline and so excited about what the opportunities are going to be. I definitely won't talk about that transition here in a minute i let's let's talk about the library because you made some. I'm very instrumental changes. What does the thing you're most proud of from that time in the library while so in two thousand nine the midland county commissioners agendas to unfunded near british public libraries and so when i came on in twenty eleven there was this real uncertainty about what the future were even going to be. I think that during the public comment portion in nine when they were trying to get rid of the library people really came out and that was great and the commensurable asmaa when's the last time you use the library and they would say well. I don't i use it. I know it's important and so there was this disconnect and we see that a lot you know especially on the quality of life issues in midland with the boom and the people are moving in from out of town they want aren't those quality of life things that they're used to getting in the in the larger metropolitan areas right and so we were able to really kind of changed the narrative about what the perception of public library service was for this community and we were fortunate that we were kind of in a boom at the time i think oil was one hundred twenty barrel when i moved to midland and the commissioners had some dollar set aside to do some things and so we were able to invest you know twelve and a half million dollars over a five-year period in public lives which is unheard of for a community our size in texas and so i'm just i'm really really proud at the turn of the one eighty turn that we were able to to take with with the library in this community and kind of changed the narrative going from who it may not survived being something that people look to as a really strong quality of place issue. We hear stories about when physicians are on recruitment. The tours or people were bringing people in the library is one of the places that they'd be sure and take the mom and the kids because they want to show them that we know we do have those amenities here so the centennial library on the loop of course is is the premier i would argue still the premier public library space in texas. Oh it's beautiful and the downtown library of course has had a renovation recently as well so really well positioned and you you know that takes a lot of people that wasn't just me. I could just as easily been ran out of town for those crazy ideas. You know a lot of political support had had a really good buy in from from the community and so to be able to turn that around like we did. I think is something that i'll always be pretty proud of well. You did an excellent job and congratulations because that that's centennial library is amazing amazing and as as a mom for sure and and also just the era that i grew up in going to the library is what we did. If we i mean we didn't have google we didn't we had to do that and so when my kids were little we took advantage of those summer reading programs and such so many of the wonderful amenities that the library has here in midland so to see it being supported at that level is just encouraging especially for someone that maybe is about to move into west texas for you know for oil and gas to know that we do have some great great libraries here and support you know and i think that's important as you mentioned summer reading. There's a lot of programming that happens. I mean you know libraries and never getting out of the book business business. We're we're still about books and literacy in those things but there are so many programs that are going on adult coloring and origami classes. I mean there's there's ways to plug in and that's another another thing that i think is really good that they've done is when you move to a new town. It can be hard to plug in. You know you joined the church. Hopefully you're meeting your neighbors but you know the library can be put destination place where you can plug in with other people at stage of life. You have large families. We're going to the library and hopefully finding those individuals that are kind of in that same mm spot of life as well as well so let's talk about the transition so you then transition to this new position as the executive director of the mellon development corporation explain. I'm with the m._d._c. does and how it helps not only oil and gas businesses but all businesses here in west texas yes so the so the middle development corporation was by the voters voters was created. We get a quarter of the sales tax dedicated that runs through the city and it specifically for development the m._d._c.'s mission is to promote in advance opportunities is that enhance and diversify the strength instability of the already good middle on economy and so we are keenly aware that we're an oil and gas town but there are or other commercial you know were really focused on infrastructure right now because the growth is just so dynamic and if the roads aren't there you know that that's a challenge so we do a lot of collaboration with the other taxing entities hoping to leverage what we feel like we can bring the table and say hey this is going to benefit everyone so if we can leverage building that road out for the next three miles or whatever the case may be with some m._d._c. dollars but also the city and the county play a part you know when you're really expanding the impact that you have we were keenly sensitive and aware of of the challenges in public education health care housing housing all of those are issues that were really taking a stronger look at because we know that it's important for the future growth you know dr payments most recent report says you know there could be over two hundred thousand people in midland twenty thirty and we just are not there from an infrastructure standpoint and so what can the m._d._c. do to help you know because because all the taxing entities have their kind of silo the things that they are charged with doing and then then that's great we need those we need great police and fire and you know water sewer garbage pickup. Those things are important to our community but you know if you're looking taking the thirty thousand foot view and really trying to.

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"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

Permian Perspective Podcast

04:10 min | 1 year ago

"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast

"Value money you get in their heart and phil what they need. Then go take care awesome. That's great advice. You mentioned tools. Do you have a favorite business tool. That has worked for you all these years. I really don't i mean i kind of know what angle you're going now. I just talked to work hard and i think the two i've got that. I don't know if it's a tool like you're expressing to me. Everything's relationships and so oh the value offering the million is developing those relationships so that if i need something i needed advice or i need anything. There's people could get to the on call sought say the tools. Don't be afraid that network don't be afraid to get out and build that relationship and and you got to remember sometimes use to get that relationship. You gotta do something for someone else. Yeah you got to deliver when they need help and so then all of a sudden when you need something you'll get them but i'd say bill that network ricca friends been that network of people that know how to do things. You can't dig so bill that i love that. What about your legacy. What do you want your legacy to be too young too young. Don't even think about that now starting to get over so start me but i don't i mean i am so proud. Proud of our time it was mayor and we bitch in the loop and the airport and the sports complex and i'm just really proud of my goal was to change the face of midland. Now really what i wanna wanna do is help. Someone else changed the face amila because now we people have told me i'm nuts on this but i really believe it is in the middle east. Call abu dhabi this risen out of this oilfield in the middle east -opoly bill and can be an abu dhabi. We've got the capacity. We got this amazing resource underground. That's it's just it's just startling so there's no reason midland needs to be anything but a world class second class and we're not now. We just need be honest. We're not there. We're way behind schools. Healthcare issues are not worry want roads. We've already mentioned so we've got and i think the key thing is that quality of life visit is it of quality of quality of life and we still have people can get outdoors and jog and ride bikes safely and it's attractive to get out and do so mill. It's got the chance to be a remarkable three that if i had a legacy i'd like for midland to really be what i came to forty years ago. Love that finally. Is there anything coming into this interview. You knew you're going to sit down and we are gonna visit that. Maybe we didn't get to talk about that. You would love to share with our listeners. You we'll go go back priority millet. I think that's the thing that's burning most of my time and most of my energy and <hes> there's a word called for several eight which i usually i'll have the word but leaders leaders lock in and percent right means. It's on their mind and they can't get it off. They go home at night and they're separating their thinking and i think every great leader is locked in and so i would encourage people to don't be afraid to lock in that brain to go get things done because right now yeah. We need people no matter how much i wanna make bill and better i can't do it. I mean and there's thirty of us the can't do the mayor can't do it. You need the people to be involved in and it's just minutes worldwide nationwide to so i'd say we need more people to get in there and let the brain worked for them because all the answers are walk being ourselves. I love it. Thank you so much president and c._e._o. Of midland chamber of commerce bobby burns. What a pleasure it has been to sit and talk with you today. I hope you enjoyed your time as much as we did. I thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you so much and it's now time to announce today's community m._v._p. And the m._v._p. Is community national bank and and the united way community national bank recently hosted a school supply drive for the second year in a row. All of these items donated will be given out to the kids at the boys isn't girls club at the family fund event. This will be held august tenth at the midland county horseshoe. There will be a backpack and school. Supply giveaway gains free back to school haircuts music face painting and so much more the best part is it's free now. The event.

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"midland" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"midland" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Any debt collector company that contacts are consumer should be able to immediately verify where they account came from and provide the documentation that supports the balance alleged. So now before they even collect on anything moving forward. They can't even touch a file unless they have that information. Correct. Correct. And you know, and and just to be candid Midland is seeing they haven't done these practices for a decade. And it's taken that long, by the way to get into an agreement. Wherein they are saying we're not going to actually do the Justice system. I mean is that just the court system or what I don't understand that you know loss. It's take a long time. A decade is a long time. But this is clearly part of an overall. Investigation not just here. But this is something that was signed off on by forty two the fifty states. I have no idea why the other eight decided to not play ball business, but red states, right? Right. Right. Right. So, but you know, it's it's one of those things it's taken a long time to one figure out, and then that these practices are not just limited to specific areas. But they're across the board. This was a practice Midland was engaging in Midland's engaged in it. It was also part of the just general debt collection, you know, concepts that people would practice, so here's the other attention getter. I mean, there are multiple attention getters in this agreement. But one of the other ones is they've got a now. Review all these accounts, obviously for account level data. In addition. They have to make sure that they're not into bankruptcy or they don't belong to a deceased consumer or consumer who's a servicemember, which leads me to believe that they were collecting on debts from people that were deceased. They were collecting on debts in violation of the soldiers sailors relief act, or whatever that is. And they were collecting on debts, including the bankruptcy. We don't know this for a fact, right? So the statement or the agreement indicates as such right? No, absolutely. There are certain protections. That are carved out. I think we talked a little bit a couple of months ago about some ways that the the financial protection bureau is looking to erode some of those protections. But no, you know, it's there's an automatic state for bankruptcy a debt collector cannot take action against you. While you're in the car while you're under the protection of the bankruptcy court. The service members Protection Act is there for a reason. These people are deployed, they don't get regularly get mail, or if they do it's probably not going to be the right place. And we have no clue that this process is being undertaken against them while they're overseas somewhere in a so these these are important things that were Nord it. To me. It's unfathomable that these things were happening to begin with. I mean, we know that experience checks bankruptcy records. We know that when people say to, you know, someone that there's an accountant bankruptcy generally goes away. I guarantee you that they heard from people will I filed bankruptcy and continued to collect on it. We've heard those stories over the years. Yes. In this. You know? It's it's hard to understand understate. The magnitude of an agreement like this that is so cross the board nationally about these kinds of practices, and again, you know, Midland merely is probably the poster child for for this conduct. The other issue has to deal with selling these debts, which I find interesting you can explain this to me better that we may not have time to do this because the traffic, but this line says until September twenty twenty Midland can only resell debts to anyone other than an entity described in the agreement such as an entity that initially sold the data Midland is that what that means. They can only sell the debt.

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"midland" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"midland" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"The office of the police Commissioner of Midland city. Well, the funny good wing wire. Just like criminals everywhere around. I'd like you to do something for me to mop and bucket a mop and a bucket, you'll find both the Commission's broom closet. I was hoping working late at his office. What do you have your hand those experience some training skill come for nothing in this world? All of my years, the crime lab and class in criminal vilification lecture wire Incheon special mugshot school early morning. Classes in the history of people Spanish to else for one homemade while you're holding up your hand. Are you going to scrub the floor? So the month of the bucket. Broom glad. Selvi think you stay. And. With the lingua having his way, the corridor, bucking Mito violations and the motions. I am the mothers against crime committee is here to see you. Please. Go right in late. Welcome against crime. We're making it. Granted little committee. We have come to inform you where we stand your family my bucket. That's what you're standing. Time. All right. Just all the Commissioner. This is the mothers committee against crying. Hold on. Raining..

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"midland" Discussed on The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"midland" Discussed on The Property Podcast

"This topic is just got more and more important largely the changes in the housing market and how different regions performing. This is something is on the mind of a lot of investors, especially those in the southeast at the moment. And for that reason, we thought it was high time that we revisited the topic on the podcast, and we've also made it the cover feature of the latest edition of the property have magazine, which if you are a subscriber should be dropping through your letter box with a satisfying thought around about now. And I think we're pretty well qualified sokaia this. I mean today as we speak, I'm in the southeast rumps in Spain, but we still are investors. I'm rob still does travel around the world, but it doesn't stop him. And I'm currently investing in the north and the Midland's, but it doesn't stop me and it's not because we're magic. No, it's because we've. One emotionally overnight. And so we have some basic systems that you can follow to be successful. Let's thought they bug it in clear on why this is something that you might want to be thinking about and why. In fact, I think any theories investor should be aware of this, even in investing on your doorstep is the right thing to do right now. It's not necessarily going to be forever. Now if you're investing remotely because you won't Galvan around the world and travel and not be tied down to particular location than of course, is obvious to see why he might want to do that. But if you are happily settled in one place, why would you not just invest on the next street? It's far easier to do it. You know the area, you know the people and it's a lot easier if you to keep tabs on your investment once you've made it the reason I think this is a topic that all investors should be aware of an get themselves mentally comfortable with is that it is absolutely impossible that your local area is going to be the best place for you to invest now and also in five years, ten years. Fifteen years. We're seeing a brilliant example of this right now. We were talking about it in the news story and we've talked about it so much over the past few months. If you live in London over south east up to a year ago, maybe investing locally unit. I'm really well in terms of capital growth, London recovered fastest after the last crash. But if you're only comfortable investing likely than over the last year, you would have come to a complete standstill. You'd be making investments that really didn't get much of return and where the capital growth was pretty much the worst in the entire country. So those London at the moment. But it's other areas of the times the point Israel, that if you have geography as a constraint on where you're invest, it means that they're going to be points in time where you were just unable to make the best investments that you could absolutely an for many of you sitting out the market for five, six, seven, eight years while your local area comes back around again, it's just the question. So invest in remotely, eventually the many investors. Has become something that they have to look at. Now you may not be brave enough to do this from the off by flee after listening. Today's episode, you'll have a bit more confidence and maybe at least start researching the possibility. So often seventy people struggled to get started. And often it's the most simple obstacles. Stop them so Chaz which area to choose. Now, the great thing is there is so much Stater information at their right now. We were actually talk about the Bank cycles in different areas on the podcast. But also, again, let me highlighted in the new story. The really useful reports like the home truck ripple that tell you about areas that performing right now and not just in the last twelve months, but also down to the last month, three months, twelve months..

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