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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:40 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

"For a small business and of course shipping your next update eleven twenty eight the traffic legal case with the KCBS sixty forecasters KCBS in KPIs fives meri Lee Good Friday morning to you we are starting off the day with chilly temps once again and also foggy conditions along the coast and for parts of the bay as we head through the afternoon plenty of sunshine mild above average daytime highs in fact a little bit warmer compared to yesterday mid to upper sixties in land for this afternoon high temperatures for the bay low sixties and upper fifties for the coast a very as similar for those conditions for tomorrow a chilly start and then a mild afternoon with plenty of sunshine for your Saturday changes on Sunday dry cold front pushes through and that means breezy to windy conditions and also looking at cooler temps on Sundays so a high wind watch will be in effect from Saturday evening through late Sunday night the space hills and valleys that Diablo rains and the North Bay mountains could see gusts up to fifty miles per hour in those areas looking ahead to next week a mild conditions dry and quiet weather will continue thank you merry traffic and weather together on the eight channel news one of six nine AM seven forty KCBS case CBS news time is eleven twenty one the trump administration abruptly fired California's regional head of the EPA and he remains baffled by his dismissal KCBS political reporter Doug somber and spoke with the sometimes controversial figure who clashed often with state officials EPA region nine administrator Mike stoker rubbed a lot of California Democrats the wrong way antagonizing the new some administration over air and water rules and federal highway funds a former Santa Barbara county supervisor he faithfully executed.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

05:34 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Is it three of the bay area's news station KCBS sixty Israel sunny today good morning I'm stand bunker I'm Susan Lee Taylor's what's happening another flight caring Americans evacuated from the corona virus outbreak zone in China landed at Travis Air Force base overnight for revealing that flight is now headed on to Nebraska meanwhile the last flight of a U. S. carrier from Hong Kong to SFO is due to arrive about an hour from now at SFO that's where we find KCBS is Holly Quan live sh yes is in between now in the middle of February SFO will see its usual ninety flights to China and Hong Kong shrink to twenty eight and all on international carriers like Cathay Pacific which is why the Hong Kong at eleven fifteen today Maria mark from Palo alto was on that flight she's got her mask B. vitamins and airborne but she's not even staying in Hong Kong yes some religious transiting like fast and furious stroll Hong Kong I knew what is real aka yeah and then any more trouble after that just come back the same way unless something happens the Hong Kong airport United last flight from Hong Kong arrives this hour along with the China eastern flight from Shanghai several international airlines are also scaling back your schedule starting today largely because a lot of these flights are empty live at SFO public one to CBS thanks Charlie face masks and iPhones in the same factory apple's giant contract manufacturing partner Foxconn responding to the coronavirus outbreak we'll start making surgical masks along side the apple products it already makes it is huge complex Incheon gem Foxconn as the world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer and commented today and the Chinese social media site we chatted quote face masks are now the standard equipment in our fight against the epidemic fox comes massive factories due to reopen on Monday after the annual lunar new year holiday extended this year because of the coronavirus outbreak in China the often controversial cottage controversial regional head of the environmental protection agency was fired without warning by the trump administration on Wednesday now that man is talking to KCBS political reporter Doug sovereign about his dismissal and the reason for which remains a mystery for the last two years former Santa Barbara county supervisor Mike stoker has been EPA administrator for region nine which includes California he's the guy who started the locker up chant about Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention and it's been battling with California officials over water and air quality Wednesday he was abruptly told to resign he refused so he was fired the EPA breast told me it's nothing personal but won't say more if it was driven by the president the White House I'm shocked I'd sure love to know what the reason was for it because I've been a tried and true and faithful presidential pointing stoker admits to KCBS that he sometimes clashed with EPA higher ups he was criticized for excessive travel and for rarely showing up at the EPA's regional office in San Francisco eventually getting is post move to so other California closer to his carpenter rema home but he doesn't think any of that got him fired their specifics that I have problems with internal to the EPA that some day I'm gonna talk about but that some day isn't gonna happen tell president trump is no longer the president because I'm old fashioned I was appointed by the president and I'm loyal to the president Doug sovereignty CBO where we've obtained at the letter the stokers sent to the EPA region nine staff talking in a bit more detail about all of this and we've posted on the key CBS radio Twitter feed officials involved in a project to bring bart to San Jose will no longer commit to any deadline for opening the new mill Peterson Berryessa stations this after a whole bunch of deadlines have come and gone and still the bart trains don't go to mail Peterson Berryessa thank you were supposed to open back in twenty eighteen valley Transportation Authority single no longer speculate one way or the other as to when those two stations will open just ahead on KCBS this is Matt Bigler how California may tweak its recently enacted gig worker law to benefit writers and photographers KCBS first for traffic cams in your local Honda dealers traffic center what's going on problems that continue in Santa Rosa with this overturned gravel hollers stand we're still stuck with this big accident were only the left lane is passable this report brought you by the dole and law firm so this is south one oh one just as you come up on college Avenue between US steel in college we still have most of the freeway shut down a probably will be this is gonna be a long term closure from what we're hearing because it sounds like not only do they have to clean up all the gravel there was also damage to the roadway itself so it's gonna be a paving project on top of the cleanup right now we're looking at traffic backing up beyond marquis springs road now all the way to airport Boulevard the northbound side is also stop and go as you come up from say Todd road so you may want to stick with surface streets probably movie a little more efficiently than one oh one at this point still not about a collision cameras also looking at a bit of a build up if you're heading for the Caldecott but Victor's tracking this this is on the eastbound side right Victor yeah he's been side on the right bore the far right boy looks like there's a stalled car right towards the end of the board but it's B. as backing up traffic quite a bit almost above Broadway the best bet would be take your second born you're gonna get through with no problem all right thank you Sir we're also looking at the San Matteo bridge not a problem this morning it was a whole lot better and heading out to the high rise just a little bit of slowing as you head to the foster city side eighty for the Dumbarton bridge no slow traffic on the span no weight at the tolls Dolan law firm representing people injured by the fall of others and by unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment with offices throughout the bay area and the LA Dolan all helps fight injustice done law firm dot com next update right before sports on the traffic.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:53 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

"News a bill has landed on governor to Gavin Newsom's desk that would change voter registration rules in California just a few weeks before the March primary education of these deals often or ports the last minute bill addresses confusion over who non party preference voters can cast ballots for in the primary this bill would allow you to change your party preference or update your residence right up until the polls close on election day there are more than five million plus no party preference voters in the state or over one quarter of the electorate under current law non partisans have to request a partisan ballot to participate in the democratic primary either in advance for mail in ballots are at the polling place for those who vote in person the G. O. P. primary is close to those who aren't registered Republican backers say the changes in the bill would make it easier for voters to participate in the primary they want by re registering at a polling place S. B. two oh seven as this bill is called passed both houses of the legislature this week it's an urgency measure meaning it would go into effect immediately governor Newsome has not indicated if you will sign it for Casey are W. I'm there all sets meant the defense has now begun making its case and Harvey Weinstein sex crimes trial New York prosecutors rested their case yesterday ending two weeks of graphic testimony from six of one scenes accusers who say the former movie producer assaulted them one of the key witnesses Jessica man broke down under cross examination this week Jan ransoms covering the trial for The New York Times she says manning knowledge maintaining a relationship with Mr Weinstein man says she did that to save her career among the witnesses being called by one's genes defense team is a well known memory expert they're going to try to support their claim that these women wearing consensual sexual relationship with Mr winds dean and this was all to advance their own career for some other benefit ransom says the question of defense lawyer says the question defense lawyers will put before the jury seven men and five women is why these women continue to see wine stain the top official within the environmental protection agency in California was dismissed from his job carpentry a resident Mike stoker says he was removed from office by EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler without an explanation why why are you doing aren't I entitled to at least know that he says he suspects too many clashes between himself and leadership played a significant role in the termination you know there are specifics that will come out at a later date but I'm not you won't come out while this far from you know the president is still present I was appointed by the president I'm loyal to the president and I'm not gonna get into details Stover was a former oil industry spokesman and join the EPA in twenty eighteen it was a vocal supporter of former EPA chief Scott Pruett who resigned under a cloud of controversy is that same year joker's top deputy damper Jordan will take over as acting.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:50 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

"We have traffic and weather together on the eights on old news one oh six nine and A. M. seven forty KCBS it's four twenty the federal government has taken the unusual step of fast tracking a test for the corona virus from China KCBS is Rebecca corral reports the test is being distributed to American and international health agencies the process of approving a test for disease as long and involved but if the need is great enough federal health officials can speed things up there are actually a limited number of kids that are going out right now under emergency use authorization which means these have not really been cleared through the normal pathway from FDA but we think they work pretty well to resign Mel to not chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stanford medical school says this test is a commonly used method for detecting a number of different organisms bacteria viruses only this one is specific to the corona virus because there are a limited number of test kits available they'll be used only in very specific circumstances somebody who has traveled to China in the last two weeks and they have symptoms compatible with corona virus infection then that person should be tested but it wouldn't just be somebody running to the emergency room to ask for a cavs dad you contact your doctor who gets in touch with county health officials to reserve a test kit Rebecca chorale KCBS Concord police say that an eighteen year old man is in custody today after calling and telling them that he had killed his mother in their home that call came in at about nine last night from a man reporting the killing of on treat Boulevard officers arrived and found him outside waiting for them when they went inside they found the mother dead in the home the names of the man and his mother not yet been released and and no additional details have been released as well murder and attempted murder charges have not been filed against a man accused in an apparently random shooting aboard a greyhound bus near the great fine earlier this week the gunfire killed a woman and injured five others he's made an initial appearance in a Bakersfield court room but his raiment was postponed authorities say passengers disarm the gunmen and forced him off the bus getting one hundred homeless college students in the housing in the next one Hundred Days that is the goal of a new county wide effort in the South Bay KCBS is Matt Bigler has more from one of the participating colleges here at fort hill community college forty nine percent of students experience housing in security and nineteen percent were homeless in the past year according to a recent survey like hearing those numbers it's it's almost like it's it's heartbreaking Angela foothill students as on campus many seem unconcerned about the issue like their peers are really suffering and they have no idea foothill has announced it is joining Santa Clara counties ambitious goal of housing one hundred homeless students in the next one Hundred Days local residents are being asked to open up their homes to college students the fact that people are going to be housing the students here it's going to definitely help make a change foothill student joellen Charles as the sky high rents in Silicon Valley make it difficult for many students to graduate it's just the cost of it out here and it's pretty much the the survival of the fittest statewide it's estimated nearly one in five community college students is either homeless or does not have stable housing at foothill college in Los Altos hills Matt Bigler KCBS the trump administration has fired the environmental protection agency's top official in in California but is not saying why the EPA announced in an email to staff at the agency San Francisco office that Mike stoker is no longer employed by the EPA he has been controversial almost from the moment he took the job largely because he insisted on working in LA even though most of the staff is located in the bay area next up for business and money news and we get that from Jason Brooks the updated sponsor this time around by Matteucci and associates Twitter.

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

12:36 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news in Washington I'm Jax beer president trump attacked the Democrats and Utah senator Mitt Romney in personal terms during remarks at the White House marking the end of the impeachment process today NPR's camber Keith reports it was a celebration in the east room of the White House surrounded by those who stood with him through impeachment president trump held up a copy of The Washington Post with the headline trump acquitted I call it a perfect call because it was and they brought me to the final stages of impeachment but now we have that would use word I never thought a word which sound so good it's called total acquittal truck joked he cussed he used words like evil to describe Democrats who pushed for impeachment this wasn't a day for forgiving and forgetting it was all about defiance Tamar Keith NPR news the White House as for the other side in the trump impeachment drama the house managers are taking a more low key approach in NPR interview that will air tomorrow on morning edition congressman and lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff says while senators ultimately rejected the to impeachment charges against the president they were not the only audience we had a jury of senator switch was going to be a very difficult jury but we have the jury the American people which was ultimately the more important jury and shift says house investigators still have not ruled out the possibility of subpoenaing other ministration officials including Mick Mulvaney in Mike Pompeii ao I would still like to hear from them but we have to make the decision about next steps in consultation with our caucus in our leadership how some leading a house impeachment manager Adam Schiff NPR's obtained hundreds of internal complaints from one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country NPR's Tom Drees box says the documents were released under the freedom of information act an official complaints detainees at an immigration detention center in Adelanto California said that the face discrimination harassment and threats from detention officers the record state an officer told detainees quote I don't like Mexicans in another case an officer allegedly mocked the detainees family for their accents and one officer said they wouldn't hesitate to drop detainees after bunks using profanity we can't repeat on NPR geo group which runs the facility determined that these complaints were substantiated the company told NPR that it took corrective action in response U. S. immigration and customs enforcement declined to comment Tom drives back NPR news the government is found hate crime charges against a twenty one year old man who shot and killed twenty two people that taxes Walmart claiming he was targeting Mexicans shooting took place in el Paso Texas in August the multi count federal indictment against suspected gunman Patrick crucis of Allen Texas announced at a news conference today on Wall Street the Dow was up eighty eight points this is NPR man on Thursday February sixth this is Casey are W. only re Perella here's what's happening at four oh four there might be four new cases of coronavirus in California a jetliner carrying one hundred sixty seven evacuees from the will hunt region of China arrived Wednesday morning at the marine corps air station Miramar with passengers where passengers rather are set to begin a two week quarantine but shortly after landing four of the passengers showed potential symptoms of the contagious corona virus father and daughter as well as two other adults are being treated at medical facilities in San Diego now the CDC says because the threat level and type of care required to treat this virus is similar to the flu hospitals all over the country are well equipped to deal with any further cases there have been twelve confirmed cases of corona buyers in the US six of those here in California the top official with the environmental protection agency in California has been dismissed from his job Carpinteria resident Mike stoker said he was removed from office by EPA administrator and Wheeler without an explanation why why are you doing this aren't I entitled to at least know that he says he suspects too many clashes between himself and leadership played a significant role in the termination you know there are specifics that will come out at a later date but I'm not you won't come out while others are for the president is still present I was appointed by the president I'm loyal to the president and I'm not gonna get into details soccer was a four wheel industry spokesperson enjoying the EPA in twenty eighteen he was a vocal supporter of former EPA chief Scott Pruett who resigned under a cloud of controversies that same year and today is the last day for the sale of most forms of the chemical linked to serious health effects in kids like disruption of brain development cap radios as for David Romero reports farmers can still use chlorpyrifos in crops to the end of the year and only a granular form used by one percent of agriculture will stay on the market it said to not have the same health effects click here foss is used to control a wide range of pass on crops like almonds grapes and walnuts it's already banned for aerial spraying the phasing out is a win for environmental justice advocates who have fought to keep the past aside from being used in your schools and communities nationally the trump administration has refused to ban it a major manufacturer of the pesticide just announced it will stop producing it and that is Capri does as for David Romero reporting support for NPR comes from zoom zoom ties together communication tools into a single platform including video conferencing phone calls in group chat zoom has more information online at Xoom dot com Xoom where they say meat happy it's All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Audie Cornish and a Mary Louise Kelley hundreds of people who were evacuated from China because of the corona virus are now quarantined at military bases around the US and your health correspondent rob Stein has been talking with some of them he is in the studio now to share their stories hi rob there are so who are these people you've been speaking with tell me about yes I talked to two pretty exhausted women who arrived at two military bases in California just yesterday and they're being held there for about two weeks under federal quarantine and they both describing a pretty harrowing experiences experiences trying to get back to the US the first one I talked to her name is John Lindley in heart she's fifty five a law professor from New Orleans who was visiting her sister and brother in China she described getting trapped by China's lockdown of the who a province where the outbreak began and struggling to find a way to get home when people are locking up well I you know building apartment complex as well blocking balance there's nothing you can do and and that's kind of scary because I knew that one now what's happening there was no place I could go to yeah I just felt totally helpless in the second woman her name is ending gene Shue she's thirty lives in New Jersey she got trapped too while visiting family and and she couldn't believe it when she heard the US government was evacuating US officials first it was a progression of confusion then some despair than I feel some anger as the days went by and I had never heard back from the state department were the embassy despite emailing and call me the many times well so let me let you walk us through how their stories have unfolded at how did they get out of China yes so after lots of those frantic emails and calls both women finally got season two state department evacuation plans but then have a pretty crazy night at the Wu hand airport and nobody seemed to know what to do where to go when the planes were going to take off at one point lane Hart says some parents thought they make is separate from the kids did get easier once they were on the plane and and it obviously took options around here now yeah I mean they were offered relieved to finally be in the air but they and what they described was sounds like the cargo planes that have been converted to carry passengers you know there were a hoax hang from the ceiling doctors are going around taking your once temperature some passengers were in what looked like some kind of makeshift isolation tents in the back of the planes and everyone was wearing masks lean her says she was constantly sanitize your hands so they arrive back they get to these military bases in California and then what you know they said it was like the whole plane just let out a huge sigh of relief when they landed people are really happy there are clapping their hands I was very very relieved and that was really happy actually you know both women say their one were there other really big emotions has been gratitude I mean just grateful to be home and safe in the United States even though they're being held for about fourteen days under this the country's first mandatory federal quarantine order and a half century here's Truman Leonard again or an ideal world I would prefer not to be laughed at but in light of the risk you know there's a good chance that with the virus I'm okay with that and more importantly I know there isn't and so I know in fourteen days if everything's okay it's going to be over back back in China I didn't have that certainty I had no idea this was going to ask yes so they've both first landed at the Travis Air Force base which is located between San Francisco and Sacramento shoes plane then went on to the marine corps air station Miramar in San Diego and how she doing now she's also grateful to be home and to be safe but you know she sounds a little less accepting of the isolation she's in right now I would rather like half my freedom and go back home and go to work as normal and you know see my loved ones it's almost like being in prison here it did they tell you about what kind of care what kind of conditions there are on this basis yeah the if they say they're really happy actually with the with the kind of help they're getting since I've come back in the thick combinations on the spaces are pretty nice third base we stay in hotels on the bases they're not super fancy but they have everything they need and they're getting their temperatures checked twice a day they keep an eye out for other symptoms any symptoms of the corona virus they don't have to stay in the rooms but they're being told to stay about six feet away from anyone who is in a family member and they don't have to wear masks both but both women say mostly evacuees they're doing that here's channeling land hard again people didn't want to get too close nobody wants because to anybody and also people get projects that if you don't put on your mask properly a few of these factories have been taken to local hospitals when they develop symptoms that could be the corona virus but coronavirus but both keep most of them seem pretty healthy so far good news so far and as NPR health correspondent rob Stein thanks you bet three days after voters in Iowa caucus for their favorite candidates there still isn't a declared winner now these are seated press says it is unable to call the race and here's the medical Montanaro joins me now will come back Hey there what does that mean that they can't the clear winner it means it's really really close you know the AP said the statement tonight that because of the tight margin between Pete Pete booty judge and Bernie Sanders any irregularities in the caucuses it's not possible to determine a winner at this point A. P. says it's gonna wait for the state party to finalize its count will make any call until that's over and any potential re canvas OR recount if those happen until those are over why is is a big deal though I mean how is it different from a race being just too close to call yeah it's not very different than that except that when it's too close to call you expect that eventually it won't be too close to call and the call will be made this is a P. saying it's so close that they're closing up shop for now they're gonna wait till everything is counted and checked so we wait but basically this is a tie between the judge and Sanders with Elizabeth Warren third former vice president Joe Biden fourth and senator even called wish our fifth not far behind so analytically you can extrapolate out what you want from those results earlier today the DNC chairman Tom press as for a re canvassing what would that involve what would it look like well re canvassing is essentially that they would go through and check all of the worksheets that were used double check the summaries they're not going to go through each paper ballot that would be more of a formal recount than anything else based on the results that we do now how did this race shake out essentially right so with set with ninety seven percent in people to judges up only three total estimated statewide delegates he's up twenty six point two percent to Sanders twenty six point one percent that's as close as they can possibly get that could very well change you know we've got three percent left in Sanders got most of the raw votes and those raw votes is what Sanders is touting today and focusing on here's what he said when he was in New Hampshire and when six thousand more people come out for you in an election all then your nearest opponent.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:19 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Leakers has also we check in on the trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein more young was the last to testify in a woman whose accusations of lead to criminal charges against once in Los Angeles is not and the discovery of a new a new cell points to the possibility of the universal cancer treatment someday treat all cancers house is basically a collection of diseases so it's not one disease it's all different types and this evening so that I found to didn't seem to matter coming up here now the news is first live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi sang Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Peres's calling on I aways Democratic Party to immediately begin a re canvas of the votes from the Iowa caucuses and peers body Allen reports denouncing comes as Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and former south bend Indiana mayor people to judge remain locked in a dead heat with nearly all the results counted Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Peres says in a tweet that enough is enough he says he's asking the Iowa Democratic Party to conduct a review of all the results from the Iowa caucuses the country's first presidential nominating contest has been plagued by technical problems delays and confusion three days after the caucuses were held with some ninety seven percent of precincts reporting there is still not a declared winner who the judge is just barely ahead of Sanders and delegate counts but Sanders has a few thousand more raw votes the announcement from press comes just as reports are beginning to surface of tallies not adding up and other inconsistencies from some of I was more than seventeen hundred precincts Bobby Allen NPR news Washington the Iowa Democratic Party says it will wait to hear back first from the presidential campaigns before taking any action president trump's basking in a victory rally a day after the Republican controlled Senate acquitted him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress but he still the third president ever to be impeached and today before his family political allies in the American people from the White House trump unleashed a diatribe aimed a political opponents dating back to his twenty sixteen election and here's Frank Oregonians has more president trump walked into the east room at the marine corps band played hail to the chief he held up a copy of a newspaper with a large headline trump acquitted over the course of an hour trump thanked his legal team and supporters in Congress he then pointedly attacked his political rivals we've been going through this now for over three years it was evil it was corrupted was dirty cops he called house speaker Nancy Pelosi a horrible person trump also took repeated shots at Utah senator Mitt Romney who is the only Republican to vote in favor of removing trump for abusing the powers of his office Franco or down yes NPR news well speaker Pelosi is firing back at trump's criticism especially his remarks during this morning's national prayer breakfast accusing opponents of using faith to justify corruption I don't know if the president understands about prayer or people who to pray that we do pray for United States of America pray for him I present president bush still president Obama that causes a heavy responsibility and and pray hard for him because he's so off the track of our constitution our values our country the air our children breathe the water they drink and the rest hello see at her weekly press briefing today this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Brian white the head of the US environmental protection agency San Francisco headquarters has been fired an EPA spokeswoman this morning confirmed the KQED that Mike stoker is no longer with the EPA but the spokeswoman did not say what prompted stoker's dismissal deb Jordan is now the acting regional administrator for EPA's region nine which includes California Arizona Hawaii and Nevada a federal appeals court is deciding the future of legal action by bay area governments who want to hold the fossil fuel industry responsible for wildfires rising sea levels and flooding associated with climate change KQ Edie's sciences Kevin stark reports San Francisco Oakland Richmond San Matteo county and others one big fossil fuel companies to pay for expensive sea walls and other kind of protections local governments have lost a series of federal court cases to companies that include chevron and Exxon Mobil now these local governments want California courts to take up the issue Matt Goldberg a deputy city attorney for San Francisco said the case is about who should pay for damages not about solving global warming and we anticipate spending billions of dollars reinforcement act public infrastructure assets as a result of the consequences of my actions the company say the federal courts are the proper place to litigate the issue federal ninth circuit judges in Pasadena well deliberate on the case in the months ahead hi I'm Kevin start KQED news and there's more at KQED news dot org I'm Brian what support today comes from Oakland International Airport now offering up.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:22 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Position and ice point is that we should move out it is specially has knowledge of new weather correct schemes of the president's run in theory the house could even impeach the president again I'm new charges although another local Democrat Jackie spear says at this point the question of trump is best left to the voters in November she worries that the Senate acquittal of the president believe trump embolden the Congress hamstrung and deeply wounded has long term effects on the ability of the legislative branch to be in a position to hold the executive branch in check that's what our founding fathers was so concerned about Doug sovereign K. C. B. S. the head of the EPA for the Pacific southwest region which is headquartered in San Francisco has been removed from his position with no explanation in a memo to workers from EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler he simply thanks Mike stoker free service to the EPA and which is in the best for the future stoker's actions in his role of been controversial in part because he insisted on managing the region from his home which is in Los Angeles despite the fact that the office is based in San Francisco thirty year EPA employee Deborah Jordan will serve as the new acting regional administrator the bay area as we've been reporting this morning hasn't seen a drop of rain this month the forecasts don't look too good either and now most of the bay area is officially back on the U. S. drought monitor maps as of today most of the bay area south of the Golden Gate is listed in the abnormally dry category that would be the least severe designation used by the U. S. drought monitor this is a program run for the last twenty years or so by the national drop mitigation center at the university of Nebraska Lincoln along with the federal agencies know what and USDA just ahead on KCBS an effort to shed some light on use of force incidents by police in San Francisco CBS first for traffic Kim in the local Honda dealers traffic center we have so many problems this morning Santa Cruz mountains got up to such a lousy start stand and it looks like we're going to be stuck with this for quite some time and fortunately this report brought to buy lazy boy this is near the vine hill side so this is just north of the Scotts valley area accident barely these vehicles or at least a vehicle took out the center divider rail there so north and south seventeen we're learning now in the left lane will be cordoned off there on both sides of the roadway Intel probably four PM or at least late and to the afternoon hours for emergency guardrail repair work eastbound seven eighty we have problems to getting through Benicia there's an accident near Southampton looks like the left lane is still blocked here we're backed up pretty much from Glen cove so expect big delays little bit better news on east bound for chill not about a collision camp sees they cleared the accident at Alhambra that was an overturned but east for is still heavy from the golf course area heading out that way and problems have just come in for Niles canyon let's go to the victors Eriko say he's taking a look with that chill not about a collision camp yeah I did get a call from Richard on the KCBS phone for set up for one five three nine one KCBS at three nine one five two two seven it is westbound eighty four there's a head on collision just before Palomares row that to be reported first that it's on the bridge some more are saying that it's off the bridge but CHP has now shut down all lanes of traffic in both direction no estimate a time when they will open now right thank you Sir it's the president's day event at lazy boy furniture galleries right now save thirty percent off throughout the entire store also take advantage of thirty six month interest free.

"mike stoker" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

03:16 min | 10 months ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Seats is being looked into this is after a video came out pro publica got a hold of it CBS news correspondent Chris van Cleve says it shows a child size dummy in an even flow big kid booster seats being violently tossed around during a side impact crash tests evenflo declined our request for an on camera interview but said in a statement the company is a pioneer in side impact testing it provides a safe effective and affordable products adding it complies with all federal regulations which do allow booster seats to be sold for kids weighing thirty pounds and up Congress has been asking federal regulators to create a side impact crash tests standard for car seats since at least two thousand that standard has yet to go into effect in a recent deposition evenflo employees explain the only way to fail the company's side crash test as of the dummy falls completely out of the seat or the seat itself breaks if you want to see the video we have it on our website this morning can extend seventy dot com and on our Twitter feed at KNX ten seventy the trump administration as a remove the environmental protection agency's top official here in California Mike stoker was dismissed yesterday from office but no reason was given an email from the EPA administrator and Wheeler sent to staff thanking stoker for a service during your tenure had paid a lot of criticism over management since he rarely spent time at the office in the bay area instead he spent most of his time here in LA so far no comments from the EPA or from stalker a local lawmaker he is putting his efforts behind making sure you get a good drivers license photo in the age of pose self reason filters are really bad drivers license photo can be a slap to the ego that keeps on giving course it's a photo of yourself that you have to see and show over and over Republican assemblyman Philip ten of diamond bar introduced a bill this week to let you take up to three photos at the DMV and you get to pick your favorite the two extra photos would cost you a donation of up to five Bucks and that would go to driver's education programs sorry no filters Emily Valdez can extend seventy news seven fifty but look at your money and never with the bad photo here is trying to multi task thank you and good morning to all of the calendar says it's twenty twenty the future has arrived this was the year we were told self driving cars will be hitting the road and looks like it is happening self driving robot short of neural has been granted regulatory okay to deploy its grocery delivery vehicles on American roads making the company's self driving vehicles the very first to be approved to temporarily side step car safety standards according to a Bloomberg news report now the company which was founded by the way by X. alphabet employees wanted exemption from the national highway traffic safety administration that allows it to deploy a car without side mirrors rear visibility and a glazed windshield who needs them when a robot driving the vehicle well the stock market in rally mode Tesla by the way which is seen in that big run up in a big plunge yesterday back up another three percent today the Dow is touching record highs this morning right now forty seven points nasdaq at a new high of thirty nine and the S. and P. five hundred of seven price of oils and bouncing around right now about thirty cents of fifty one and change gold slightly higher four dollars now fifteen sixty six amounts and we check the money twenty fifty.

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

"Slinky. Sophisticated pop has won them acclaim from critics and fans alike. Tickets are available at Hollywood bowl dot com. It's six fifty one. This is the California report. Good morning. I'm lily Jamali. Happy monday. The first day back to work for many of us after an uncomfortably hot weekend hotter in San Francisco. In fact, then in Los Angeles, which is unusual. The wind and heat also kicked off the twenty nineteen wildfire season with a two thousand acre blaze in yellow county that started on Saturday about three hundred residents evacuated and. Seven buildings burned not homes, though. The sand fire said smoke down to the bay area where a small grass fire broke out south of San Jose six flags. Magic mountain also got smoked out the amusement park in the Santa Clarita valley was in the path of a quick moving brushfire. Nine people went to the hospital for smoke exposure there. Well, PG shut off power for more than twenty thousand customers over the weekend here in northern California because of high fire risk in the region. The utility says it has now restored power to almost all of them. Q E, Sonia. Hudson reports the shut offs in the Sierra foothills in the north bay area. We're all part of a wildfire prevention plan recently approved by state regulators PG knees equipment has been found responsible for several large and deadly recent wildfires, including the campfire and Butte county and the utilities facing a slew of lawsuits, but state Senator Jim Nielsen who represents Butte county says while shutting. Off power can help prevent wildfires from sparking it isn't the right solution. Their concern is about litigation. It's certainly not about the citizens, and something of this magnitude that would be so disruptive should be better thought out. Nielsen says the Tillery should instead focus on long-term solutions, like moving electric lines. Underground Steve Weissman is a former judge at the California Public utilities commission, which regulates PG, any well, taking on the mammoth task of figuring out how to firm up its system, make more fire safe. It's absolutely rational for the company to be selectively reducing flow power to people in various areas. Weisman says the CPU C N P any need to dig into the impacts of shutdowns, and then reassess, whether they're a good idea, a PG spokeswoman says, shut offs earn effective long term solution to preventing wildfires. For the California report, I'm Sonia. Hudson in San Diego over the neck. Few weeks officials will huddle to talk strategy on how to reduce the pollution entering US waters from Mexico que PBS reporter Eric Anderson, says that could lead to projects designed to control that pollution, Coronado mayor Richard Bailey, says it's time to choose a plan to fight the persistent cross-border pollution spills. He was just one local political leader who made a pitch for action in front of the environmental protection agency's region. Nine administrator this week? The as Mike Stoker says he's confident local officials will be able to agree on a plan of action that could involve various ways to improve the capture and treatment of water on the US side of the border, imperial beach city council member Paloma, giddy says there have been enough studies and it's time to start fixing the problem entire Memorial Day weekend was closed in appeal between had forty eight closure days this year alone, the south end of imperial beach has been closed every single day in two thousand nineteen more than one hundred ten million. Gallons of sewage tainted flows of crossed the border into the United States since April two one. A sewage system is unable to cope for the California report. I'm Eric Anderson and San Diego. Well, in Normandy, France, this weekend, ninety six year old veteran from the bay area was in Omaha beach for the first time since he landed there at age twenty one on d day Jake Larson of Martinez. Is there to Mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the invasion? Reporter Rebecca Rosman met up with him to find out what it's like to be back on the other side of the Atlantic after all these years. It's a windy and rainy day in won't be that Lou vague asleep village in the Normandy countryside, but Jake Larson couldn't be happier to be here. When I say, I am the luckiest man in the world, I'm not exaggerating. One bit, the ninety six year old is visiting France for the first time in seventy five years this time with his two sons, and two of his grandsons on one of my sons to see what, what I've gone through all right with chew hell coming back. I knew I gone to heaven today Larson is sitting comfortably in a rocking chair in a bungalow smiling at the rain, his mind is sharp as ever, and he's attorney positive. But when he arrived on all Mahad beach on d day, he was terrified and needed a cigarette. He asked younger soldiers standing next him for a light but he didn't answer that. I looked again, though is no head. Head under the helmet. I think the soul of that boy for that moment, because at that moment, I had that ability to jump up and run toward the cliffs. If it's a feeling you never forget being a target. It took years before. Lars and felt comfortable opening up about moments like this Larson is one of sixty US veterans who took part in a ceremony on Omaha beach last week. He's the only living member of his combat unit the hundred and thirty fifth regiment of the thirty fourth infantry division, son. Unbelievable. Those people had to give their lives to keep me alive. That's a hard thing to put into words was he Perkins runs the BNB where the Larson's are staying in Normandy standing outside. She says she feels proud and honored to welcome for special guests. Then the. It's up to a crying repeats. Guess because a lot of emotion when he gets back to the bay area Larson says he'll write the final chapter of his memoir, he plans to call it the luckiest man in the world. For the California report, I'm Rebecca Rosman in bonemeal Lou vague. France. Support for the California report comes from block construction a bay area builder committed to enhancing communities for almost fifty years. The L A.

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EPA Announces $86,000 Settlement With Tesla For Fremont Plant Violations

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00:37 sec | 1 year ago

EPA Announces $86,000 Settlement With Tesla For Fremont Plant Violations

"Today, the EPA announced the ninety six thousand dollars settlement with tesla over a hazardous waste violations at the company's electric car planet. Fremont, the violations rediscovered during an unannounced. Visit by inspectors from the agency's regional office in San Francisco in two thousand seventeen celebrate includes a thirty one thousand dollar fine and a fifty five thousand dollar payment for the Fremont fire department to buy emergency. Sponsor commitment, including a drone with hazardous waste sensors and a second device to detect unauthorized drones that could impede an emergency response. UPA regional administrator. Mike Stoker says the settlement will bring much needed emergency response. Equipment to the city

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

"KCRW back to the world in a moment. But first headlines of firefight, of course, continues today in the Santa Monica mountains as crews try to contain a deadly and destructive wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. Wolsey fire has burned more than ninety seven thousand acres containment continues to climb but it's still less than half just under half. But some good news for firefighters is expected today. Those winds Santa Anna winds are expected to diminish with week onshore winds possible this afternoon, and along the coast might even see marine layer and still for many of the damage has already been done. First responders have discovered yet another body a third body in the ashes of an Agora hills. Home remains have not yet been identified. Cal fire estimates that more than four hundred eighty structures homes and other buildings have been completely destroyed. That's just an estimate another several dozen buildings have been damaged both. Those numbers are expected to rise as crews try and get into the thick of it. And find out exactly what happened. There are still several road closures in effect as well including a large stretch of. PCH and Malibu one of the main critics of President Donald Trump here in California is his position on environmental policy after all the president has pledged to pull the nation out of the Paris climate accord, he's also moved to rollback some Obama era regulations regarding everything from coal power plants to fuel standards. But if you ask Trump's main man heading up the Environmental Protection Agency in California, the earth is warming. I I believe in climate change. I believe humans 'cause it. I believe mother nature causes it. Mike stoker? He's in charge of the APA in California and the Vada Arizona and Hawaii along with the nation's other Pacific island. Territories Stoker says he's not opposed to the nation signing onto another global climate accord butts. You know, our focus really should be an we're talking just strictly Mike Stoker. Personally. What do I believe? I would I fully support a signing a global warming treaty tomorrow if China and India have the exact same rules, and it's enforceable. Stoker says, right? Now that sixty percent of his budget goes to things such as clean water, clean air and cleaning up Superfund sites. Three thirty two quick check on traffic, Holly. What's happening? Well, it looks like we have a couple of serve alerts. Southbound six five Beverly boulevard reports of a ladder in the carpool lane and southbound one seventy at Burbank boulevard.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:02 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KCRW

"You're listening to KCRW this is morning edition, California. And the US Environmental Protection Agency are finding over everything from cars to climate change. Many state officials say that under President Trump the PA has basically become a lapdog for big business. So what's it like to be the man in charge of the EP as office in the Golden State, Mike Stoker's taken on that job? He's a former Santa Barbara county. Supervisor a Republican who's worked for big agriculture and the oil industry Stoker recently sat down with KCRW saw Gonzales before the latest round of wildfires broke out to talk about the Trump administration's environmental gender in California. Mr. can you have this job now for about five months since may twenty first I was born in? So what do you know about the EPA now that you weren't aware of then when you walked into the position? Well, if you would ask me the day before I got sworn in from my background as an egg Turney representing a community in the regulated community or as a county. Supervisor how much of my entire budget goes to projects and finding for clean water and clean air. I probably would have said whether they're regulatory agency in what five percent six percent. Fifty nine percent of the entire region. Nine budget goes to funding and projects for clean water and clean air. So you're saying the EPA is doing more real world work than thought we're doing a ton of more real world work for clean air, clean water cleaning, hazardous waste dealing with Superfund sites than any most people are aware of that image doesn't come across to the average public certain. Certainly was the most surprising thing for me to know that sixty basically sixty percent of my total budget is going towards cleaning the air clean water cleaning up hazardous waste. And that's a good thing. What do you say? Then to people who feel that under the Trump administration year, the EPA your agency is fundamentally not doing its job anymore, which is to protect the environment. People say all these you repeal, and I go tell me which lies and most people can't tell me. I mean, we have right now cafe the fuel economy standards is a proposed rule hasn't been changed. Nothing's been changed is going through a regulatory rulemaking process. And you know, when I ask people that say, oh, the Trump administration if you know, you've repeal all these laws, I go. We haven't repealed anything tell me what it is. And when I say that I I asked respectfully people normally can't give me an answer. They'll they'll throw out cafe what about rolling back, methane emissions standards. What about the you mentioned the cafes? What an odd coal fired power plants standard. Those are all the coal fire is not necessarily reducing total emissions. It's allowing the state to allocate giving them more flexibility. But nothing's been rolled back. The proposed rule, but it's an ambition of the, but it's it's not gonna say you have you have a lesser standard is scaring the state more flexibility. And I have nothing to do in terms rulemaking. That's all done at headquarters. What I do know is I have never had a call from the administration saying back off on this. I've never had a call from administrator Wheeler or before him administrator Pruitt's saying back off on this or back off on that. I know that my staff that I, you know, I love them. They're the most professional. I would assume probably ninety percent or more on my staff probably is democrat into dot vote for Trump and they've been EPA for a long time. And they'll tell you I've listened I've probably accepted ninety nine point nine percent of their recommendations the host staff that was there with. The Obama administration was the key staff that I pointed to be my key people are like all tree huggers. And we just don't know. I'm not saying retrea how I take my job here. I'm gonna enforce the law whether that makes me a tree hugger or whatever I'll leave out of to you or you're listening to define every single law. That's on the books for the EPA. That was enforced in the Obama administration is being enforced with the Trump administration. Your system is just giving me the rap. So just one final issue area in for a lot of people. It is the issue climate change. Do you believe in it? I believe in climate change. I live humans are causing it. I believe humans caused it. I believe mother nature causes it. I was mandatory evacuated from the Santa Barbara fire. And there's a UC study. That's that was largest wire wildfire in California history. And there's a UC study that suggests that that wildfire carbon emissions into the air into our atmosphere. Equal to what will be ten years of stationary sources in California. So those fire missions are there. You know, no matter what we do with policies or pass whatever laws or whatever else. That sounds like argument that you don't want to do much. No. I just said let's make sure our existing laws are enforced, but I can tell you this is strictly on a personal level. Everybody wants to put the focus on the US. But you know, our focus really should be an we're talking just strictly Mike Stoker. Personally. What do I believe? I would I fully support a signing a global warming treaty tomorrow if China and India have the exact same rules, and it's enforceable. The last treaty. We had gave China tell twenty twenty-five before they had to start reducing their emissions in encouraged China to be a gross polluter to have the highest number possible by twenty twenty five and I would fully support us being a signatory to any treatment like that a treaty like that tomorrow, if China and India are at that table with the exact same treaty, and it's verifiable niche enforceable. Okay. Well, Mike Stoker, we don't we don't have control over China. And India, though, we speak as Americans to each other about global warming isn't just over the United States. It's the whole world KCRW saw Gonzales speaking with Mike Stoker, Mr. soaker is EPA administrator for region nine covering California as well as era Zona, Nevada and Hawaii. You're listening to morning edition here on KCRW..

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On the lower deck of the bay bridge this crash reported before the top of the hour actually seven forty five eastbound before the island is still blocking the middle lane and possibly to middle lanes traffic backed up onto the skyway had a crash at the bay bridge approach westbound earlier and west of the bridge toll plaza looks like those are out of the way but they're still factors in eighty eastbound the big factor continues although they've just reopened all lanes police activity over at l portel joe mcconnell for kikuchi right there's some good news thank you joe his report brought to you by the crohn's and colitis foundation when santa barbara republican mike stoker was appointed head of the environmental protection agency in california a lot of environmentalists expressed alarm coming up on k q e d science we sit down with stoker to hear what his priorities are for the state and what he did while working in the oil and gas industry stay with us for that report it's coming up at eight twenty three this morning here on koa d president trump loves to talk up his new national security adviser john bolton but trump and bolton may not see eye to eye on one pivotal issue north korea will have more about that story coming up on our program continues look for a mostly sunny day today with highs from the low sixty s to the low nineties will have southwesterly winds increasing to thirty miles per hour later today it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin president trump says the united states should deport people trying to enter the country illegally without facing a judge or a court case this of course comes days after his administration reversed its position on family separations instead saying that they will detain migrant families together the president has also told republicans in congress to stop trying to work out a comprehensive immigration bill until after the midterm elections immigration has stirred up democratic opposition as well a string of lawmakers have made their way to the us mexico border to better understand what the immigration process is like for these families senator cory booker is among them he represents the state of new jersey but he is joining us this morning from mcallen texas senator thanks for being here thank you for having me on what have you been seeing in mcallen got in last night around midnight and went straight to the border and crossed into mexico and then walked back with a few of my staff members to encounter customs border patrol in the field to see the process for legal immigration where people come to this country seeking asylum escaping you know oppression and other challenges and what they would encounter and there have been allegations made to me and others that customs and border patrol are pushing people away and not even letting allowing them to present themselves for asylum.

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Carbon emissions because that's good for everyone but having said all that i don't set any policy and the whole global warming debate is a debate for washington dc and whatever they tell me is what i implement as epa region nine administrator mike stoker overseas environmental enforcement in california nevada arizona hawaii the pacific islands and one hundred and forty eight tribes i'm danielle vinton k q e d news women in the sciences experience among the highest rates of sexual harassment students academe leaders are meeting tomorrow at uc irvine to discuss this problem and some solutions beth hillman president of mills college in oakland helped produce a long awaited report on the issue from the national academy of science engineering and medicine i asked her what's at stake it's hard to hear that twenty to fifty percent of women who are in an institution experienced sexual harassment sometimes to the point that they decide to leave the field so what do you think this investigation of sexual harassment does that others might have missed workplace situations so if we can help teach people to recognize when this happens to think about what the right intervention might be that's a pretty powerful way to have a lot of people eliminate the kind of sexual harassment that is really the biggest piece of the problem.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is npr news eighteen minutes now past five o'clock good morning i'm matt elmore and we thank you for joining us for morning edition today coming up later this morning on kk de science when santa barbara republican mike stoker was appointed head of the environmental protection agency here in california a lot of environmentalists expressed alarm we're going to sit down with stoker to hear what his priorities are for the state and what he did while working in the oil and gas industry that'll be coming up at both six twenty three at at eight twenty three this morning here on k q e d and then later still on forum in the first hour former obama national security adviser ben rhodes joins the program to discuss his new memoir in which he looks back at critical diplomatic decisions the administration made he'll talk about his time at the white house and the current administration then in the second hour we'll be doing the entire hour on white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders being asked to leave virginia restaurant the response to it and what it all says about our politics and culture join us for forum it's from nine till eleven today here on koa d well it's now five nineteen from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly a vote in the house is expected this week on an immigration bill npr's sarah mccamman says lawmakers are under growing pressure to address the separation of families accused of entering the us illegally after delaying a vote on what was hoped to be a consensus immigration bill house republicans are expected to take a vote this week this is happening amid continued debate about the separation of family is accused of coming into the country illegally president trump has been sending mixed signals about how he plans to move forward on the issue last week he tweeted that republicans were wasting their time on immigration and should try again after the midterm elections north carolina congressman mark meadows a conservative republican tells fox news.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And then again at eight twenty two this morning it'll be a conversation with santa barbara republican mike stoker who is appointed head of the epa in california many environments environmentalists express alarm so we'll hear what his priorities are for the state and what stoker did while he was working in the oil and gas industry that's science later on this morning then forum in the first hour conversation with former obama national security adviser ben rhodes and he has his new memoir out the world as it is and then in the ten o'clock hour will be about the controversy the restaurant of sarah huckabee sanders getting being asked to leave and what does that say about us today about the nature of politics and culture today that's coming up on forum from nine to eleven it's monday it's patchy fog lingering along the coast until about noon then cloudy we'll have some sunshine later in the day cooler temperatures sixties at the coast seventies around the bay mid eighties inland k q kuwaiti public radio it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin good morning president donald trump continues to rail against the us immigration system and the migrants crossing the southern border he fired off a tweet yesterday that said quote we cannot allow all of these people to invade our country when somebody comes in we must immediately with no judges or court cases bring them back from where they came end quote the president's hard line on immigration plays well in certain conservative political circles less well in others republican senator james langford from oklahoma was on nbc's meet the press yesterday he was asked about president trump's recent comments saying migrants could be murderers or thieves i would prefer the president would say a lot of these are folks that are coming for economic reasons they want to be able to flee into an area where they have greater economic opportunities every family wants to be able to see that for their family midterm elections are coming up in a matter of months so is immigration an issue republicans can win on let's ask jonah goldberg senior editor at national review he's in our studios hey jona hey it's great to be here is immigration good issue for republicans this year well look there are people in the white house who are absolutely convinced that whenever the national conversations on immigration it's good for donald trump and for the republicans and i think that is often true if it's if it's about ms thirteen if it's about gang violence and and that sort of thing i think generally benefits the gop certainly benefits donald trump the problem one of the reasons why this crisis this immigration crisis was not particularly helpful to donald trump is that it was about little kids and that's just a very different message and that's why the michigan was so desperate to turn it into an ms thirteen turn it into a gang violence sort of story because talking about these little kids who aren't ms thirteen they're not even ms three it's just it was a desperate effort and that's why they're messaging was so offers along also republicans though some of these republicans are in tough re election districts were there is a craving for a comprehensive immigration bill and president trump has been giving mixed messages at best on this.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Now some time ago kid conducted a very interesting experiment with the dinosaurs and just sort of sure how this works i have a second prop here which is under the table it's a hammer a large hammer which we borrowed from the hotel now as you all know the dinosaurs obviously not alive it's just cloth and plastic and a battery and wires it has a name of course samantha but it isn't alive in any sense of the term so kid i'm going to actually give you the have now and i think we have a little bored underneath the table here we're gonna place the dinosaur on board kid it's just a machine i only make other people do that i don't do it myself you wouldn't even consider harming the dinosaur well so my problem is that i already know the results of our research and that would say something about me as a person so i'm going to say no i'm not willing to do it kate darling is a research specialist at the mit media lab when we come back alaska about that research references in which he asked volunteers to smash a robot dinosaur i'm sean covey danton and you're listening to hidden brain this is npr coming up tomorrow morning and the new head of the environmental protection agency region nine supports reducing carbon emissions even if he thinks the consensus is still out on climate change and the trump administration appointed republican mike stoker for the position environmentalists expressed alarm over his appointment some calling him a threat to clean air and water kate kiwi science recently spoke with him at his office in san francisco and you can hear all about it tomorrow morning at six twenty two and eight twenty two and tomorrow morning on forum white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders beat was asked to leave virginia restaurant will talk about the response to it what it says about our politics and our culture guests include amy allison of democracy and color also david french of the national review.

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"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"mike stoker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Radio the time is now eight fifty one good morning this is the california report i'm penny nelson this is the santa rosa police department time the bay area news group has obtained body camera video footage of santa rosa police officers going door to door helping residents to leave their homes hours after last october's deadly wildfires began ravaging their neighborhoods reporter matias gaffney broke the story you're seeing ambers flying sideways you're seeing huge flames block away and these officers are knocking on doors and still finding people in their houses officials with the santa rosa police department say they will use this footage to improve responses on future fires and plan better evacuation protocols meanwhile there's a new regional head of the environmental protection agency republican mike stoker who will oversee arizona california hawaii and nevada stoker's a former santa barbara county supervisor and longtime attorney for the agricultural industry he's also worked as an oil oil industry spokesman managing editor of the santa barbara independent nick welch has known stoker for thirty years no actually epa you don't like what you're doing mike circus guy for the job stoker is credited with coining the lock her up chant directed at hillary clinton when it comes to california healthcare sutter is a big player across northern california the nonprofit chain includes thousands of doctors plus.

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