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Social media censorship in Egypt targets women on TikTok
"Has its sights on tick talk. It's cracking down on users arresting and charging a group of women with a range of tic tac enabled crimes from harming family values to inciting prostitution. Reporter Jod reporter Dad, Kaleel has our story. At least nine women have been arrested for their tic tac videos. But if you look through their accounts, it's hard to see why. And focus most ofit here. There's Henning has, um, talking about the story of Venus and Adonis and Adela doing what social Media influencers do Giveaway iPhones life living room doing, But mostly the accounts of the Egyptian women who's been arrested and jailed are full of dancing to Arabic pop songs in that tic tac style feet, planted emoting with your eyebrows and gesticulating. What they're doing is basically what everyone as 1000 social media, just singing and dancing and Andi thing and nothing as if you would dance. In Egyptian wedding. For example, some of Husaini is with the International Service for Human Rights based in Geneva, Switzerland. She says. What distinguishes this group of Egyptians is that they're from working class or middle class backgrounds and that their women or girls, you have social media influencers who come for a teeth, backgrounds or upper middle class or rich classes and injured who would post the same type of content. But would not be targeted because that is sort of permitted within their social class. But why these women are working class women they and they have stepped out of what is permitted for them because they were dancing and singing on tech talk. They were charged under a cyber crime law passed in 2018 Yes, Mean Omar, A researcher at the top here Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington, says that the law is vague when it comes to defining what's legal. And what isn't. It was written using very broad terms that could be very widely interpreted and criminalizing a lot of acts that are Originally considered as personal freedom. Looking at it. You would see that anything you might post on social media. Anything that you may use, the Internet could be criminalized under this very wide umbrella. Egypt cybercrime laws, part of a larger effort by the government to increase surveillance of online activities as Tic TAC became more popular during the pandemic. Prosecutors started looking there too, says Omar. The state is simply arresting whoever says anything that criticizes its policy its laws. It's practices, even if it's just joking. It's not even allowed. But this isn't just about political dissent. Yes, mean Omar points. In the case of mental Abdel Aziz, a 17 year old. One day men made a live video on Facebook. She had her face awfully bruised, and she was stating that she was raped. And she was asking for help. The police asked me to come in. When she did, Omar says they looked at her tech talk account and decided she was inciting debauchery and harming family values in Egypt. Over the summer, There was a series of rape and sexual assault accusations by Egyptian women. They got a lot of attention. One case was against a group of well connected men. Women in Egypt were shocked but not surprised by what they were seeing online, says someone who's Amy in Egypt. Sexual violence on violence in this woman is systematic is part ofthe daily life off of women and to be sexually harass women are often discouraged from reporting sexual harassment in Egypt. So when prosecutors started investigating the accused in that high profile case, it looked like a real progress. The state run National Council for Women even encourage victims and witnesses to come forward. Oh, yes mean, Omar says it did not go well. Somehow, the prosecution decided to a charge the witnesses once again. Egyptian authorities looked at women's social media accounts and then investigated the women for promoting homosexuality, drug use, inciting debauchery and publishing false news. Omar says one of the witnesses who was arrested is an American citizen. All these information were used against them and then pro state media how let's wait in. Husseini says that when they profile the women in the TIC tac case, the message was clear. You have the Egyptian me they're basically, you know, really sensational headlines, Putting the photos off the women Not not not blurred using, you know, focus that have sex it Ian, for example, while using their names, publishing the investigations that are supposed to be confidential. Social media has played an important role in Egyptian politics. In 2011 crowds toppled the regime of military dictator Hosni Mubarak. That uprising was in part organized online with Twitter and Facebook. In 2018, the former Army general and current President, Abdel Fattah el Sisi swore he would maintain stability in Egypt must You said whatever happened in 2011 is never going to happen again. Samir Shehadeh of the University of Oklahoma, says Egypt's military backed regime is wary of the implications of anything posted online, even if its just dancing I think there has been heightened paranoia as a result of hysteria, in fact, by subsequent regimes, particularly the current regime, the Sisi regime About the possible political consequences of social media. And there's a tremendous amount of policing a Facebook and other types of social media and now tic tac. Although this is not apparently an overtly political, I think that they certainly have those kinds of concerns in the back of their mind as well. Of the nine women, Four have been convicted and three have appeals in October. Menon Abdelaziz, the 17 year old, who called for help online was just released from detainment Wednesday and is being dismissed with no charges. For the world. I'm Jagga Khalil.
Activists, Anna Arnold Hedgeman
"Today we're talking about a trail-blazing political activist and educator. She was the first black woman to be a member of a oral cabinet in New York City and the only woman on the administrative committee for the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. Let's talk about Anna. Arnold. Henchmen. Anna was born in eighteen ninety nine in Marshall Town. Iowa. Her family later moved to a NOCA- where they were the only black family in the community. In Nineteen Eighteen Anna graduated from high school and enrolled in Hamline University. It was there that she heard a lecture by w e boys and was inspired to pursue a career in education. In nineteen twenty two Anna was the first African American to graduate from HER UNIVERSITY After graduation unable to find a teaching job in Saint Paul Public schools because she was black and found a teaching job but historically, black school in Mississippi called Rust College. On her train ride down south to her new job in Mississippi Anna, had her first experience with Jim. Crow segregation laws a train conductor told her that when the train reached Illinois had to sit in the overcrowded colored section and not in the dining car white people sat. Anna spent two years at rust college before turning to Minnesota. Unable to find a teaching job after once again, facing racial discrimination, she switched careers. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, and became an executive director of the black. Branch of the Young Women's Christian, association or the YWCA. She continued her executive role for twelve years helping to develop various international programs and education. In nineteen thirty, three Anna married folk musician merit a henchman. In nineteen forty, four Anna was appointed executive director at the F. E. P. C.. The national. Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee. She spearheaded the fight against employment discrimination. From nineteen, fifty, four to nineteen fifty eat anna served in the cabinet of Robert F Wagner Junior then New York mayor. She was the first african-american and first female member of a mayoral cabinet. For the next few years she worked in a variety of roles including as a columnist as well as as a public relations consultant. In one thousand, nine, fifty, three Anna spent three months in India as next leader for the State Department. She also unsuccessfully ran for Congress in one thousand, nine, hundred sixty and for New York City Council president in Nineteen. Sixty five. One of Anna's most famous feats was her role in the nineteen, sixty, three march on Washington. We hold these choose to be self-evident. That, all men are created. Was the only woman on the administrative committee working with civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, junior, Bayard Reston. And Eighth Phillip Randolph. Mobilize people to attend to arrange transportation logistics and to organize food and water for attendees fell on Anna's pleat because King Randolph and the other men she wrote for carrying on all of their regular responsibilities and it was difficult to get them to the meetings. Shortly before the march. Anna was angry when she saw that no women were included as speakers instead randolph was planning to briefly mention some black women activists in his speech although Anna strongly urged for women to be included a speakers on the program her calls were largely dismissed. In the end as a compromise, daisy beats was allowed to speak at the end of the march but her allotted speech time was significantly shorter than all the other male speakers. Anna later captured in her autobiography a moment during the March as she sat in front of the steps of the Lincoln. Memorial. I thought of the one, hundred, eighty, thousand Negro soldiers and the twenty nine thousand black seamen who had moved in at the crucial moment to win the war and save the fragile union she wrote. Most of the two hundred and fifty thousand people present could not know of these men for the history books available to Americans have failed to record their story. In the Nineteen Seventies Anna continued her work as an author and lecturer in the US and abroad. She wrote two books about her life's work. The trumpet of sounds in Nineteen, sixty four and the gift of chaos in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, seven. Anna was honored for her working race relations by various organizations throughout her life and was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from both Howard and Hamline University's. She also received the Pioneer Woman Award in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three from the New York State Conference on Midlife and older women. Anna died in nineteen ninety she was ninety years old.
Betting Platforms and Casinos Double Down on Online Gamblings Future
"If you're a sports fan who likes to place better to on your favorite team chances are you've heard about rival sports betting websites, draft kings, Fan Duel sportsbook each started out as fantasy sports sites. You could build your Dream Team of players and compete against other fans fantasy teams. Then, two years ago the Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting in most states, both companies added sports betting to their offerings. Now, you can make bets from the comfort of your home as long as you live in one of the twenty two states where it's legal. There's big money sports betting draft took in more than three, hundred, million dollars last year, they went public in April Fan duel earned more than four hundred, million dollars in revenues last year. But since the early weeks of the pandemic, both companies have run up against a big problem finding sports debate on. Professional Sports Leagues Have Been Canceling Seasons, and even those leagues that are still playing or canceling games due to cove it outbreaks as we've seen in baseball that's caused significant revenue hits both companies to keep money coming in. They've been getting creative both draftkings fan duel or now offering odds on almost anything they can find bet on who will win this Ukrainian table tennis match how `bout a another Taiwanese. Baseball game. If you're really daring, you can even wager on the weather forecast accuracy. The companies offered free and paid prize pools. Candidate would bring up the corona virus I during the Democratic primary debates. What about how many tweets would trump post during the debates who would win top chef? Still it wasn't enough to offset their losses but now there's another big moneymaker in the digital gambling space online casino games currently just six states allow online casino gambling, but that didn't Stop Board housebound casino. Lovers. From. Showing up in force as they looked for ways to entertain themselves at home. In fact, the surgeon people playing online blackjack poker and slots called gaming helped online casinos rake in a record breaking four hundred and two million dollars during the second quarter that according to business insider. Now, that's triple last year's total and helped offset the company's losses from canceled Sporting. Events. The surge in online casino gaming has given Fan Duel and draft kings and other outlet in order to get in on this action gaming regulations in some states require them to partner with casinos. Fan Duel entered the arena in January offering casino games. Through the fan you'll sportsbook APP in Pennsylvania in June launched its standalone Fan Duel Casino APP draftkings had blackjack game in its sports, APP last year. But in July, it went all in with draft Kings Casino, which is available in New Jersey Pennsylvania and West Virginia. But the sports betting sites have a lot of competition from big name casinos like. And Caesar's which run bet MGM, and Caesar's Casino Dot Com Casino Company's Rush Street interactive in Golden Nugget online gaming have announced plans to take their ide gaming businesses public and the Wall Street Journal reports caesars entertainment is thinking about it too. That's a lot of money and lobbying muscle doubling down on online gambling. But expansion into more states won't come without dissenting voices, Keith White Executive Director of the National Council on problem gambling thinks easy access to online betting and games will lead to more gambling problems in an interview with the Wall Street Journal he said gambling expansion should be subject to extensive public debate and as with any proposed legislation to many dissenting voices could mean that all bets are off and the pandemic inspires. Some questions to will gamblers prefer the convenience of betting from home even after sporting events, resume and casinos are fully open for online gambling companies. A lot riding on that answer.
Building A Kinder And Braver World
"Born this way foundation, we recently celebrated our eighth birthday. So we've been around for eight years and some change, and our mission is to build a kinder braver world we were founded by Lady Gaga and her mom's Cynthia Germany. And we were born out of the personal experiences that Lady Gaga had growing up. She was a unique creative APP, spirited person that you see today from a very early age. and. oftentimes for young people when they're different and unique that's viewed as a liability instead of an asset and Lady Gaga like so many young people faced cruel of cruelty and meanness and bullying, and she was clear from a very early age that she wanted to dedicate her treasure her time in her talent to making sure that kinder braver world is possible that young people not only survived but that they were able to thrive. So our work at born this way foundation is really about the wellness of young people we work with them to foster healthy conversations about mental house, connecting young people to the resources that they need around their mental health and creating opportunities for people to recognize, prioritize, and practice kindness towards themselves and others the the work has three main goals that I spend time on every day with the incredible team. The first is to make kindness. Cool. The second is to validate the emotions of young people around. The world and the third is to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health. So brilliant and congratulations on your birthday that that's really great. Thank you. So what kind of age range is it that you're working with because you said young people? Yeah. That's a great question. So I, the majority of the young people that the foundation works with fall between the thirteen to thirty five age ridge we believe young people. This generation are real uniquely positioned to solve problems for themselves and for society as a whole lady Gaga. Of Our team, actually also fit within that age range. So we're part of this. Diverse inclusive collaborative, hopeful generation. But because of WHO Lady Gaga is in the world, we are fortunate enough to have community members ranging from my five year old daughter to grandma Gaga who is an incredible older lady who's just a huge fan and supporter of our work. We've a really diverse community at the foundation and we're very proud of that. We're kind of. The foundation do in terms of you mentioned in that signposting young people, tools, resources how does it go about doing that? That's a great question. Thank you so much. So they're the the work that the foundation does fall in two buckets that I is the work that we do around kindness in. So we're gearing up right now for one of my favorite campaigns every year it's called be kind twenty one and you can join us and follow it. Hashtag be kind twenty one we know from science than if you do something for twenty one days in a row at the, there's a higher likelihood of it becoming a habit and with kindness kindness isn't this transactional one time event or offering. It's really habit a muscle that we need to us over and over again. So this campaign was built three years ago by the the sadness and unease of a young mom who s boileau spoiler alert was me. Whose son was starting kindergarten I, you would've thought my son was going off to college the way that I was emotionally preparing for him to be in kindergarten and I met with his principal and she asked if I would be interested in volunteering in the school and I made a joke. That unless it had something to do with kindness, which was the work that I focused on at the foundation I. Wouldn't be able to do it since I spent so much time traveling, and so she was smart enough at to sign me a role with an elementary school that focused on kindness and that's how kind twenty one was born initially built it for my son's kindergarten class. The first year we had four, hundred, forty, thousand people sign up a resulting over one point of kindness. Last year, we had a little bit over one point eight million people sign up resulting in forty, two, million unique acts of kindness. So that's one of my favorite. Very, personal campaigns that we do around kindness in the bucket of mental health. Really Proud of the partnership that we have with the National Council on Behavioral Health we've worked with them to pilot a program called Keen Mental Health First Aid, which teaches ten through twelfth graders, the vocabulary, the resources, the knowledge around their mental health I'm I'm thirty six years old than I when when I was in high school and when I was in college I was never. taught about mental health I was never. In in class or after class talked about talk to about how to seek resources had to get help how to talk to a friend that struggling and partnership with the National Council. We want to change that and we want to embed conversations around mental health into the curriculum. So we were really proud to host that program in eighty three school walls this past year, and we're looking at expanding in in the fall.
A California tribe has land to call its own for the first time in more than two centuries
"This is national news I'm Hughes Infrared Antonio Gonzales. The Navajo nation is laying off hundreds of gaming employees. The Navajo Times reports notices started going out over the weekend for more than nine hundred employees. Another one hundred forty workers will remain through this week. The nation's four casinos have been closed since March. Nearly twelve hundred employees remained on the payroll since that time gaming executive Brian Parish warns last week. Cash reserves are depleted, and the operation would not be able to sustain keeping the workers any longer. The trump administration announced the start of an effort to tackle cases of missing and murdered native people. Department of Interior and justice officials announced the opening of the missing and murdered native Americans, cold-case office in Minnesota's twin cities, it is scheduled to be the first of seven offices dedicated to reviewing some fourteen hundred unresolved native missing persons cases in the country. The efforts stems from President Trump's executive order last year in a written statement assistant secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, said cold cases in Indian country will be addressed the determination and the understanding that the victims in these cases will be accorded some measure of dignity and compassion. Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are exploring a range of options for how to deal with healthcare woes that were plaguing Indian country before the pandemic hit Matt Laszlo has the story from Washington as native communities continued to face high corona virus infection rates, longstanding struggles with healthcare access are being seen under a new light under the current system. Many native American veterans are forced to leave their communities to get treatments. However, during pandemic, leaving tribal communities introduces new risks for Native Veterans Acting Chairman of the national. Indian Health Board is William Smith told lawmakers the marine bursts for travel through the Indian health services aren't workable during a pandemic in Alaska. The behind did converse Indian. Health Service. mitric anchorage to say by Dr Up there they'll pay for transportation. They won't pay very housing because they think it's. My back, but with coq nineteen going on, you can't fly out, so you have to do a drive up three hundred six miles to anchorage and out of pocket you'd have to spend the night. Smith says of the sixteen billion dollars earmarked for veterans and cove relief, only one billion was given to the native health service that's left. Native communities underfunded once again besides veterans, lawmakers are also working on the coverage for urban Indian Health Providers Act. It would make it so. So individual clinics no longer have to use their own funds to purchase liability coverage at could save some clinics up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars annually, which some officials want to go directly to patient Care Robin Sunday Allen is Vice President of the National Council of Urban Indian health. She says tribes need any extra funds they can find now. Insurance has increased fourteen percent over the past five years so becoming increasingly more burdensome for us to carve out that money. Money that we wish could go back to direct patient care. All the coronavirus pandemic brought these health issues in Indian country to the forefront. They're persistent problems. Tribal leaders are hoping we'll finally get a permanent solution for National Native News I'm Matt Lies Low in Washington a California tribe has completed purchase of twelve hundred acres of land for four and a half million dollars. The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's the first land acquisition for the excellent tribe of Monterey. County in. In nearly two hundred fifty years, Esselin chairman Tom Little. Bear Nason told the paper. He is elated by the purchase saying the land is the tribes homeland and the origin of their creation. The mercury news reports tribal leaders expect to use the land to reinvigorate tribal culture conduct, traditional ceremonies, and inform the general public about their culture and history, the tribes, traditional culture and language were nearly wiped out by Spanish missionaries backed by the military starting in the late seventeen hundreds. With national native news I'm Art Hughes.
Native youth talk about struggles of mental health issues during COVID-19
"This is national native news I'm Antonia Gonzalez native. Youth are warning US lawmakers in the midst of the COVID, nineteen pandemic Indian country is struggling to combat mental health issues, which can lead to suicide correspondent. Matt Laszlo has a story from Washington suicide rates in substance. Abuse problems in Indian country are always alarmingly high, but officials fear big spikes during the pandemic. That's in part because these summer months are usually marked by important native social events like powwows or canoeing few friends just to name a few. But most social gatherings are now canceled. The TASHA Gonzalez of California's Bishop Pie tribe is with the unity mission. Feels like. Has Been. Under all this in many younger travel members are confused especially, because many tribal communities haven't seen any coronavirus cases yet, Margot Vonda as a youth leader with twenty, five, hundred, twenty five. So it's been really tough time for them to grass that sort of new reality of staying home to keep safe from a threat that they can't see. Cutty Miller's CO president of the National Unity, council, he's a member of Washington State Swish Indian travel community, which he describes as a small tribe in a small town or their stigma, already surrounding people seeking mental health services. Part of it I think would just be like education. Everybody advocating that you don't have to go. You don't have a problem to go to the counselor. That's Miller and the others are asking Congress to increase mental health funding in the next corona virus stimulus package. For National Native News on that Laszlo in Washington the Executive Director of the National Council of Urban. Indian health says urban Indian centers have been hit hard and have many unmet needs to address Cova Nineteen Francis Curvier recently told the U. S. Commission. On Civil Rights, the federal government is failing in its obligations to native people living in urban areas despite the government's failures are facilities have done everything they can to keep their doors open for the patients who rely on them with or without the pandemic. She says urban Indian organisations were recognized by Congress in the nineteen seventies to assist with healthcare needs of native people living off reservations and native people who lack insurance often rely on. Others crea says many centers have not been able to keep up with the pandemic loading tests, equipment and other resources and funding, and does calling on the federal government to uphold its obligations. Leaders of the Cherokee chickasaw choctaw nation say more dialogue as needed on potential impacts of the mcgurk case, the US Supreme Court recently ruled. Congress never disestablished the Muskogee creek reservation, affirming reservation boundaries, which has led to tribal state and federal jurisdiction questions in a joint statement Monday. The tribes committed to more discussions with stakeholders and the public. The leader say the path forward requires collaboration. Collaboration with the Cherokee chickasaw choctaw seminal and Muskogee Creek nations. The statement follows proposal from Oklahoma's attorney general last week involving jurisdiction in a video message to tribal citizens, Cherokee, nation, principal chief, Chuck Hoskin Junior, said he spent the day listening to citizens and leaders, none of the leaders of the five tribes support eroding sovereignty or turning back the recognition of our reservations achieved through mcgirt. This isn't a stork ruling for Indian. Country and we would never ever undermine this monumental decision. On those points, we all agree leaders at the seminal Muskogee Creek. Nations were quick to disapprove of the state's proposal Friday and called for meaningful government government discussions. I'm Antonio
Demonstrators voice concerns over spearfishing incident
"This is national native. News Antonia Gonzalez last month. A man shot off a gun near tribal spear fishers on the lake in northern Wisconsin for many that brought back memories protests over native spear fishing rights in the nineteen eighties and nineties. The man involved in the recent incident says he was shooting at a squirrel on his property, but is now facing misdemeanor hate crime charges. Some tribal members want tougher prosecution Ben Meyer explains the protest Monday morning in front of the violence. County courthouse was silent, but noticeable people like Shannon Retana held signs, demanding justice for tribal members and. And respect for treaty rights were tired of the hey. Tight racism is hatred and feeding, and allowing that to continue for so long is it's unacceptable and we're not going to stand for. We won't tolerate it anymore. On the night of May. Second Retinas and three others were practising their fragile protected right to spearfish for Walleye off reservation this time on little Saint Germain Lake on shore, sixty one year, old James Kelsey fired a shotgun. He says he was firing at a squirrel on his property Retana doesn't buy it, so that's why may shirt says he's not a squirrel. Now clearly, he's not a squirrel. He's a man. No one was hurt by the shots, but police arrested Kelsey that night he was charged with two misdemeanors, including a hate crime but Chelsea's attorney Steve Lucarelli, told me his client really was firing at a red squirrel on his property. These were two unrelated events. And assumptions of the meant that they are related. There's a reasonable explanation for what occurred. The attorney said he's concerned. The episode is being blown out of proportion, but Chelsea's bond includes restrictions on guns, alcohol and going onto tribal lands, the case comes against the backdrop of protests over the spear fishing rights of Ojibway tribal members which started in the nineteen eighties, and at times, became violent and racist. Britney lured all elected flambeau tribal member. Holding a sign on Monday says she had hoped the North Woods was passed those days I was just hoping that I would read about it in the eighties and never. Never really thought I had to relive it from national native news. I'm Ben Meyer and Eagle River Wisconsin the leader of a tribal group tackling transboundary issues as retiring Tis Peterman has led the Southeast Alaska indigenous transboundary commission since two thousand seventeen I work projects all my wife just said it's time to take time for myself. A few months after the commission was formed in two thousand, fourteen, the Mount Paulie mine spilled waste into British Columbia waters incoming executive director Fredrik Olsen says there are other minor activities that feed into Alaska's rivers and Salmon Habitat. Everybody already knows about Mt Holly about just a miniscule. Little. Blip on the map compared to read mine. Which is operating in a sticky river watershed right now. The Commission is working to address issues on both sides of the border. There's a lot more transboundary issues than mining. You know there's also this the cruise ships to ship waste. There's oil tankers. There's murdered and missing indigenous women. On an on Olsen has worked as the commission's outreach, coordinator and board chair. The US House Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior Environment and related agencies will hear about the healthcare response to covert nineteen and Indian country. A hearing is scheduled Thursday to gather testimony on the Indian. Health Service response and the use of emergency covid, nineteen funding witnesses include leaders from the Indian Health Service the National Indian health, board and the National Council of Urban Indian health. I'm Antonio Gonzales.
Rosalind J. (Bee) Harris, publisher and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper; 2020 Inductee to the Colorado Womens Hall of Fame
"Today. I am excited to bring you another twenty twenty inducted into the Colorado Women's hall of fame. Today's guest is Rosalyn. Jay Harris also known as be she is the owner publisher art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper since one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. She and her contributors have been spreading the news about people of Color and celebrated thirty four years. This year be has received numerous awards over the years including the Martin Luther King Junior Humanitarian Award. The National Council of Negro Woman Trailblazer Award the girl scouts. Two Thousand Women Women of distinction honorary and numerous awards from the Colorado Association of Black Journalists in February twenty twelve. She received the President's Volunteer Service Award. From president. Barack Obama enduring the Denver Urban Spectrums Twenty Fifth Anniversary Celebration. Roselend be Harris was bestowed with an honorary doctorate. A public service from the Denver Institute of Urban Studies Adult College in twenty thirteen. She received the lifetime achievement award from the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce in February. Two Thousand Fifteen B was recognized as one of the top twenty five most powerful women in Denver by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce. In October she received a lifetime achievement. An excellence award from the Colorado Black Women for political action. And that's not even all of the awards that have been bestowed upon her for a full list. Check the show nuts. Now let's Meet Be Harris a twenty twenty Colorado Women's hall of fame inductee welcomed extraordinary women. Radio be thank you. I look forward to chatting with you this afternoon. I do too. Congratulations on being inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Twenty Twenty industrialised. Thank you. It is a great honor. Our wasn't expecting it but I'm so happy about it and look forward to the induction ceremony and much ideas away. It's the day before my birthday. So what a great birthday present that is for me. That's a great birthday present for you. Congratulations that's really good. So you founded the Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper Nineteen eighty-seven tell us about the story and how the seeds were planted for the newspaper. You know it's funny that you would say how the seeds were planted. Because I always start that off when I talked to When I when people ask me that question and I refer to them I refer to it because my from my two partners that helped start the publication thirty four years ago. I was approached by Robert Stewart. Who actually in it? I think he was working in the computer systems and here approached me and said he was looking for I think he's looking for a graphic designer and I've always had a graphic design studio. Were worked in that worked in that field for many years and And I still do I still do as a matter of fact. I'm fortunate that I've been working on the publication in that area. Also as in addition to the publisher but I was doing freelance Moguls business cards stationery menu Annual reports and you know he asked around the community and several people say well he would be harassed anyway we met talked about the publication and I asked him I said well. Can you go and get Working on the business planning come back and see me and he said okay. So I don't know must have been three. Maybe six months went by and then I got another. I got another call from Ron. Still and he's a photo journalist. He's the timeframe and he wanted to start a publications like knock on my head again Publication keeps coming my way and so after I talked with him. I said well Ron. Let's go see Robert and see how business plan is going and called Robert and we met. I called them and actually he just said Oh. I forgot all about that publication. It's like shame on you so anyway we got together. The three of us get together and talk about it and We went out and I went to a printer in and found out that to print publication. It's going to be about eleven hundred in two thousand eleven hundred dollars to print publication small publication twelve pages and so we went out to get about eleven hundred and two dollars worth of advertising temperate. This announced the coverage is to get that first one going and so after that you know Ron still in A. He's Oh God that was too much work for me. So he said he wants to be a photo journalism. I think he went to the Indianapolis Star. So Robert Nigh continued it on but I always say that Robert Plant the seed then run feel came and he kind of water did and I'm I'm out of there so all I can say is the rest is history and then going on for thirty four years. Now that's Awesome. And and what was your drive. What was your. Why did you want to create this? What's interesting because I was a graphic designer My wife was just really kind of support the community. We didn't have Where there were a couple of other publications and you know there's a couple of two round but I think there was a need for the communities of Color and I think our perspective with just a little bit different we We actually Stirred the focus was on women who Latino Women African American Women Asian and native American but That was on women initially the first the first year actually the first year we did a story on. Oh Gosh you know. They were Dell a bad wound. She was a native American community. There was one who I don't even nephews women where they are. Today she was Asian We K- you the OH Gosh okay Florence Hernandez Komo's will also be the story on Cleo Parker Robinson worried cover stories And they were phenomenal. You know phenomenal people that we have the covers on but the first year. We did have a little glitch So well we had a little glitch. And there was a fire we There's a fire in our building and we lost a lot of material some of the original artwork. Kinda change the focus but the other thing too. You know a kind of evolved more to the African American community because the Asian community had you know they they. I'm sure they still do have a lot of publications in Hispanic Community A Lotta publications. Also so they kind of evolved to the African American community over the years. Okay awesome awesome and as you were dimming. So is this something that you dreamed about was something that just happened to unfold for you. I did not dream about it. You know and you're right. It consists is just actually something that unfolded for me. I was a graphic designer and I it just it just came to me. I I went to school in Omaha and I. I was a fine arts. Fine Arts majoring in finance and a minor in journalism. So I always feel that you God has a plan for everyone you know and it. Kinda it was Kinda destiny because I would agree with that. I can tell you that it was something that are meant to step into. And all of the signpost showed up for you to lead you in the right direction exactly and I feel that way with a lot of things people were saying. What are you you know you know when people are talking? I say I've got a I've got a little Assistant and She's she's from Micronesia. And I love her dearly like a granddaughter and she always says whatever plan that God has for me that's where she's going and so that's what I feel also I think there's a reason and a purpose for his plan on everyone's life and I feel like this is my year purpose because I do have a few more things that you know. I WANNA
Science News Briefs From All Over
"I have scientific American podcast editor. Steve Mirsky here's a short piece from the November. Two Thousand Nineteen issue of the magazine in the section uncalled advances dispatches from the frontiers of science technology and medicine. The article is titled Quick Hits And it's a rundown of some science and Technology Legiti stories from around the globe compiled by editorial intern Jennifer Leeman from Canada. In the famed Burgess Shale rock formation paleontologists alien technologists discovered hundreds of fossils of a horseshoe crab shaped Predator that lived in the ocean. Five hundred six million years ago it. It measured up to a foot long from Tanzania marine biologists discovered a colorful fish species dubbed the vibration eum ferry routes during go diversity assessment of largely unstudied deep reefs off Zanzibar is coast from Columbia. Scientists confirmed a destructive instructive. Fungus targeting. Banana plants has arrived in the country. No treatment is available so officials put potentially infected crops under quarantine to stop its spread from Mexico. Researchers of rationed electricity and cut temporary employees jobs. After Mexico's president lowered funding funding for federal institutions by thirty to fifty percent in certain budget items including those supported by the National Council of Science and technology and from Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Scientists found that Goliath frogs which are earth's largest living frogs and can be longer than an American can football construct protected ponds for their young by pushing heavy rocks across streams. They live only in this region that was quick hits by Jennifer Lima.
"national council" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"High quality treatment and to have prompt access to it and we help our members with technical assistance and training. Now many of your listeners may know about one of our national programs mental health first aid. We've trained over two million people To give mental health first-aid when they run into somebody in their community or their family that is in distress from a mental illness. Earn addiction is a great training mental health. First Aid is an excellent program. I am an instructor so I I. I really believe in the program enough to teach and for longtime listeners. We did a previous show on what is mental health first aid so you have to go back and check that out if you want more more information. Great all right today. We're going to discuss mass violent and its relationship to mental illness now given the high profile instances of mass violence in this country. Many people people mistakenly believed that we don't necessarily have a mass violence issue but we have a mental illness issue. What are your thoughts on that? Well you know I think they need to take look at the data and the studies around it and You know we're GonNa have a great conversation today but if your listeners want to learn more they should go to the National Council Council website the National Council Behavioral Health Mass Violence. If you put those search words in your browser you'll get our report and There'll be a lot more information and then we'll have time to go over today. That said there are really two separate problems. There is some overlap but if you eliminated mental illness so you would not be eliminating violence. I think that many people believe that in order to commit mass violence. You must therefore be insane insane to use layman's terms. People have trouble wrapping their head around any sort of violence on that scale. Not being mental illness this I really don't understand that way of thinking. I don't see how it how it's more sane to kill an individual to kill your spouse to kill your brother. What what is it about it being multiple people that seem that makes it aprio rory as a fact mental illness and it also depends what you mean by mental illness? You know one of the things we found reviewing all the studies on this is the amount of mental illness. Involved depends on how the researcher defined mental illness and there is not a standard definition agreed to among researchers or a federal definition. That's been worked out by the Department of Justice or the Centers for Disease Control as to what we're going to call mental illness. In the context of mass violence the definitions go from everything to mental. Distress to the clinician would call a mental illness. And things like schizophrenia. Major depression bipolar disorder. If you look just at the mental illnesses on that list you would only account for four point. Seven percent of people that are perpetrated mass violence if you go with mental distress well that's about seventy percent of anybody at any given time. I think this is what confuses people of course because I think that people believe that you are either perfectly healthy. You have perfect mental health or you have mental illness your crazy or insane and they don't understand this concept of everybody has mental health and while most people have a good mental health. Most of the time you can still have what you referred to as distress or a crisis point or a mental health issue. And that's where we have to start discussing it because if anybody can have a mental health crisis then we can start to do things to prevent that and really start to look into controlling and preventing mass violence in this country. Why I think you made an excellent point mental health and mental illness or not all or nothing? It's just like physical health you can. You may not have cancer and you may not but have quadriplegia and be paralyzed but you can still be very physically unhealthy the same thing with mental health. You may not have schizophrenia bipolar disorder. But you may still have distress and have trouble getting through your day and interacting with others comfortably. Let's talk about mass shooters because that's kind of one of the most common come in once. Let's get that out of the way quickly. Are there any common characteristics that all mass shooter seemed to have well here. You've you've come across the other another another big problem. We found looking at the research. There is no settled definition of what is meant generally by mass violence. And now you've used the term mass shooters news which is a subset of mass violence. There are people that kill large numbers by running a vehicle through a crowd or by stabbing now. It appears that that over ninety percent ninety five percent in the United States is due to shooting that is the large majority also. There's no standard definition of what the word mass ask means. Some studies use three or more some use for more some exclude when it involves family members some exclude when it's done as part of a Crime I'm an attempted theft so another place we need help. We need really the government get active is we need again. A standard definition of what we mean by. I math violence or mass shooting the number of and the types of deaths we're going to include. Then you have the problem. What do you do by about near misses We looked at one case of a person who had fired over forty rounds at a crowd only hit one person. She was a lousy shot. 'cause she only killed one one person. Does that make that. How's that different from somebody that had hit five or eight? Is the difference between a mass killer in singer killer. How good a shot? They are so the listeners. Need to be aware that if you re different studies you get different answers because they use different definitions of all these very important factors that said the most common characteristics is almost all her men very few women. The second is almost all are using guns. They're much more effective at killing people than than other means especially in in large numbers. Almost all of them are angry and resentful. They feel the world has has been injustice either to them personally or to some other group that they identify strongly with almost all of them are more isolated on average than other people. They you have fewer social relationships family relationships Many of them have had a a recent disappointment. Either with a relationship with with a partner or with family or the job but it is resentment anger and isolation that are actually much more common factors than the presence of a mental wellness. If you look at what is usually meant when you see a psychiatrist or psychologist or therapist in clinic mental illness. Things like schizophrenia. A AH recurrent major depression bipolar disorder. It appears that about twenty five percent maybe of people when perpetrating mass violence silence had recently or at the time they did the act had a mental illness but at any given time about nineteen percent of everybody in the nation has a mental illness. So it's not much different. The other problem you get into is assuming that the mental illness caused the violence. You can certainly have something and not have it causes ause you to take a particular action now in some cases with mental illness. It's pretty clear that there's a cause. A few cases people had command hallucinations heard voices telling him to kill much. More commonly people had problem with depression or anxiety. It's unclear how being depressed or anxious makes you wanNA kill somebody so assumption of causation is another air. But in general about one in four people that have perpetrated mass violence by the best evidence available bowl which is pretty spotty at times had a mental illness. That a clinician would call it mental illness at the time they did the act compared to about nineteen nineteen percent of people with a mental illness for the general population. Let's talk about the research for a moment because you you've laid out that we don't have good standards for this and your research. Research is only as good as your data. That's a well accepted. The scientific method. Is there for a reason. And it doesn't seem like the federal government is looking to close these loopholes. So I I guess that's my first question. Why doesn't the federal government want to get a good study on this so that we can get a handle on it? I know you're not the policy. Director turbot the National Council does do policy advocacy. Did they have any thoughts on this. I mean we have specific recommendations on our report that that I'd I would urge all of your listeners to talk to their elective representatives about If you think about airline crashes another horrible in rare cause of of Math Steph. We have the National Transportation Safety Board. Who keeps say staff of investigators who has a standardized system of investigating every crash Josh and there's mandated reporting and their standardized data and it goes into databases and they use it to improve the engines? They use it to improve pilot training. They use it to improve airport airport design. Why don't we have something like that with mass violence? If we're going to make the problem better we need to have that serious systematic investigation set of standard Definitions and data basing and mandated reporting instead of a lot of one off studies and just feeling bad about it. Second is there's not decent federal funding to look at the causes of violence either related to mental illness. If you're worried about that almost all the studies are retrospective studies. Eddie's the last major prospective study done was done about twenty five years ago it was mostly funded by a private foundation the Macarthur Foundation by the way that study study found that people with with serious mental illness are no more likely than the general population to be violent unless they also have a substance use disorder so no perspective studies studies and look at all the restrictions on Violence with guns. There's very little funding and there's a lot of restrictions on what you can study so if you have mass violence where ninety five percents guns but you have us as a nation. It's not just our elective representatives. We decided this as a group saying that. We don't want to seriously study this stuff for whatever reason. Listen why should we expect anything to get better now just to take us out for a moment. Many of our listeners are familiar with prospective studies. Retrospective Studies. Can you explain that for us. Real quick wacoal. I'm sorry yeah. A retrospective study is where I take information. That's been gathered for other purposes. So I look at everybody after the shootings as of occurred I look at them as a group afterwards and try and find out if there was a violence related to mental illness. A prospective study would be where I look at thousands or tens of two thousand people with mental illness before any violence has occurred and I follow them over ten or twenty years. It's a much stronger study methodology. Because you're not it just looking at the subsection and missing all the people that haven't been violent yet. Thank you so much for explaining that now. One of the reasons that we want to do these studies reason why the National Council advocates. These studies is because in doing so we can prevent violence potentially because we can do things like threat assessments now we have have threat assessments. Now what are those in. What are they based on? If the studies are so wonky well again it depends on what you mean by threat assessment. What we are referred to in the report is threat? Assessment is a multidisciplinary team and this was a process that has been developed over time by the FBI. I That is not just all clinicians. That does an ongoing investigation of someone. Were there's concerns that they could be dangerous so people are brought to the attention of this team and maybe somebody that has become more solid at work has started muttering that he's GonNa take it anymore and somebody's gotta pay and someone got worried and called up and it came to the team's attention how the team in the case of workplace would consist probably if somebody from HR somebody from the local police because has it is potential for a crime a lawyer that's knowledgeable about rights because we want to protect the person's civil rights also and behavioral health professional in case there is a mental mental illness related to it and they they gather information around the person before they talk to the person then they decide who talks to the person about what and and it's an ongoing process. It's not a clinician alone in a room talking just about medical symptoms. We'll be right back after these messages. 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Gary Cohen Interview
"Percent now let's get back to the main bag new economy forum in Beijing where our colleague from C. like what is about to interview Gary Cohn former economic policy assistant to the U. S. president on the pharmacy of Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs spending more than twenty five years and chief operating officer January twenty seventh January two thousand seventeen sign trump's first appointees as director of the National Council affect the president's chief economic when you look at the US China trade war hello this is going to be one dealing what comes after that you get a phase one I think we're having a trees I think the two sides have some disagreements on trade if you look at what's going on the two countries are fine there's a lot of trade still going back and forth the United States is receiving the goods from China that we need to have a fully functioning economy well I hope I hope we get a phase one deal done and I think it's in everyone's best interest to get a chains have tried other going else that's a natural because the site and I think that makes sense the supply chains have moved maybe companies got too concentrated in one market in maybe we're seeing more global diversification things for companies to be more diversified about where they get their products to where they get their supplies but if you have this information staying and lasting for five years ten years I'm not saying this is a good this is a what I'm trying to say is everyone talks about how dramatic this whole trade congregation is whenever you have countries are disagreeing in some fashion make up their own mind what to what they need to do mark it's a very quickly made up their mind we need to diversify our supply chain we can not be as the dominant independent on one country once wires we've got to create more diversity the system which is a good thing for the system yes it's having some economic consequences but it's not the only thing going on in the car for a confrontation or or is this actually wants a deal and he wants it fast it's a Chinese play by the book I think it's more interested in getting it right in the long term that sat in this is an important asset stand how important is the farmers back to work in the United States we have a big agricultural economy in the center of the United States all farmers need to be exported our products and our families are going through a very tough cycle here losing exports China farmers need to get that back and they need to get that back my next summer phase one deal done would allow farmers to get back into the growing cycle we allow farmers to become a major exporter back to China the Chinese need to import so the question is who are they getting important problem and I think the warning from the United States is very poor so I think the president understands this is a short term phase one fix getting all farmers back into the site China is important for the short term what status quo with increased exports from where we are now back to where we were before any back to a higher level in the end president trump cares about protecting US election there's about protecting copyrights because no market access for US companies which makes a lot of sense you think in the United States is three hundred fifty million consumers China one point four billion consumers which you want to present a United States open up a market to one point four billion consumers if you're a U. S. company of course you want to open up that market to the U. S. companies to want to make sure that we have a level playing field for US companies can access the Chinese market just as the Chinese of axis for U. S. market around the world given they have little visibility are not investing in their markets and it could be a friend chief executive it could be a chief executive in Ohio transaction German that that must be a negative negative negative so we can cause a bunch and that is going on on the investment side and I'll be the first to tell you when you're looking at and you're looking at in the U. S. when you look at topix the first thing you're looking at is building factories building buildings nearby steel they were the first two things I thought that that was not the right decision I would never import products it's different terrifying services then is the terrible import products that go into something you're going to build a great job so the going state takes away the competitive advantage that we gave them in the lower corporate taxes remember we lowered taxes to compete with the rest of the world we lowered into their rates but then we made the Costa still women higher than just incentivize people from opening plants nearby states then layer on top of that the geo political situation we have in the United States right now and it's a very tough environment to take eighty eight you can think of the season to do a major capital expenditure in the United States because you know what the political environment will look like in United States we got a lot of candidates going up the corporations corporate earnings what's the cost of healthcare gonna be what's it going to cost you run your business the United States you're better off as a corporation day to wait for some more clarity before you make in the capital so so what November ninth twenty twenty money exactly is going to come I don't know for sure what date is or when it is clearly if you need to invest the capital right now to grow your business your doing that companies are spending money capital but if you're going to build a big what we would call bricks and mortar or stealing aluminum copper facility and you're gonna hire a lot of people to do that you probably will wait till you get some clarity to what is going to cost you as as as terms of labor and what it cost you to run that facility vis a vis hoping that facility in Mexico or Canada so what the federal reserve kind of getting attacked by the president they have a county that seems to be holding up but I guess it could turn the president is an independent agency in the United States and I think protecting the independence of the federal reserve is of utmost importance I think John Paul in the other governors and vice chairman of bad very good job of trying to walk the line of independence they are making their policy decisions based on the data that they are seeing they're always trying to figure out what is going on in the economy in the future which is a very difficult thing especially a globalized world today on the other other voting members have been making the right decisions based on the data they have at their fingertips at the time they make the decision is that central banker to the world and not just to the the America that is the central the dollar is a key trade currency in the world global commodities are denominated in dollars a lot of so in essence what does does have an impact on the rest is is that far behind your your golden sayings the markets and I think the I think the dollar is going to continue to remain on the relatively strong people talk about interest rates in the United States relative to the rest of the world we got high interest rates and people continue to migrate to a higher interest rate currency the dollar is a high yielding currencies I know we're gonna take a break and talk about quick don't things are focusing on okay are we going to see executives big financial institution twenty twenty I don't think so I I'm just not sure that's Gerry comes next next okay what are you doing at the moment right now besides speaking and writing and teaching which occupies a little bit of my time as many enormous amount of time in the venture capital in the world in two areas in medical technology and really in the secure communication secure data space the secure communications does take you know the payments space because it you can secure communication you can ask actually end up on the payments and that's a really interesting place to be in right right face it really shortly again come their former director of the national economic council coming up
Swiss Voters Appear to Deliver ‘Green Wave,’ Rebuking Far Right
"Voters in Switzerland have elected a new national parliament and green parties did well in a year when environmental concerns have swept across Europe the election is for two hundred members of the National Council parliament's lower house and forty six members of the council of states the upper house unlike four years ago when voters were reacting to the European refugee crisis climate change was top of the agenda
GM, UAW reach tentative deal to end month-long strike
"After a month long strike the United auto workers saying they have reached a tentative agreement with General Motors the union says national ago shooters of voted to recommend the deal tomorrow morning the GM National Council will decide whether they recommended that it goes from a proposed tentative agreement to a tentative agreement another very important decision tomorrow morning's made by that council they will decide whether workers have to wait for ratification boat or whether they'll head back to the job right away and that is CBS is Jeff Gilbert in
The Latest: Giuliani wants hard line on Iran from conference
"President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is calling on a Middle Eastern conference to take in his words a firm stance on Iran Giuliani. Speaking about this earlier today in Warsaw Poland, it's happened. During a protest by the national council of resistance of Iran. The conference on the Middle East scheduled to open today in Warsaw Giuliani says he wants countries around the world to emulate the US stance on Iran to try to change that country's policies. He says if that does not end up working he says, then he wants pressure to change the Iranian
Number of journalists killed worldwide increases in 2018
"Information also died while three hundred forty eight were held in tension around the world of the people in total listed as killed the group determined forty nine were deliberately targeted quote because they're reporting threatened the interest of certain people in positions of political economic or religious power or organized crime. The report said the other thirty one died in the field while reporting. The deadliest country for reporters in two thousand eighteen was Afghantistan where fifteen died in violent attacks such as bombings followed by Syria with eleven and Mexico with nine the US made it into the top five deadliest countries for journalists this year for the first time with six dying. Most of those died in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper earlier this year a Bill that would restore press freedom for tribally funded media on the Muskogee creek nation in Oklahoma has reached the desk of principal chief James Floyd, national native news, art Hughes reports the journal record newspaper reports the Muskogee national council approved legislation over the weekend. That reverses a November decision to give tribal executives editorial power over Muskogee media. The new legislation reinstates the three member and editors and tribal officials
South Lake Tahoes measure to ban vacation rentals squeaks to victory
"A ballot measure to ban all AK shin home rentals in south lake tahoe's, residential neighborhoods after three years and reduce their occupancy. Limits almost immediately has passed by a margin of fifty eight votes. The elder auto county elections department announced Tuesday, the city council plans to meet Monday to accept the final results of the November election. Ten days later measure t will take affect said, Chris fury. A spokesman for the city any voter can demand and pay for a recount, but that doesn't seem to be in the works despite the measures thin majority of fifty point four two percent. We've talked about a recount, but I don't believe we're going to ask for one said Jerry Williams, president of these sustainable community alliance. A group of home and business owners who opposed measure t where disappointed in the outcome. But. Remained committed to working with city leaders in protecting jobs and tourism, the measure can only be overturned or modified by another vote. Williams said his group has not discussed of subsequent ballot measure, and he's not heard if anyone is planning a lawsuit to challenge measure t the measure applies to homes rented for thirty days or less outside the city's tourist core. The core generally runs along highway fifty from ski run boulevard to state line. There are about fourteen hundred short term rentals outside the core. And only four hundred inside the voters have spoken, and we respect that fury said don't we think we can do is wait for the fiscal shoe to drop that has been our concern all along what it will do monetarily to the city of south Lake Tahoe. The city estimated that it could lose up to four million dollars a year in tourist taxes and other fees. A group of residents called Tahoe neighborhoods group gathered enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot although homes in the city have been rented to. Locations for decades their numbers have increased with the growth of rental sites such as Airbnb and VR -bio measure t opponents said tourists don't belong in neighborhoods zoned as residential. They say visitors disturb their peace and make it harder. For fulltime residents to find housing, are you go. The city limited vacation home rentals to fourteen hundred outside the tourist core and imposed stiff rules and fines aimed at cracking down on loud parties parking problems and late night. Hot tub us opponents of measure tease said these were working, but many neighbors were still unhappy. Our mission was to get this in front of the voters. We felt the broader community hadn't been listened to said Peggy Borland a member of the neighborhood group. Their victory is a caution for our community and all communities. She said a similar ballot measure in Pacific grove near Monterey passed with fifty seven point five percent of the vote that measure will prohibit short term rentals in residential areas outside the coastal zone and face out existing. Ones within eighteen months. The California coastal commission plans and regulates land and water use along the state's shoreline, excluding the San Francisco Bay in partnership with local governments the commission opposes blanket vacation rental bands along the coast and is found them inconsistent with the state coastal act because they unduly limit public recreational access opportunities. It said in a December twenty sixteen letter to coastal communities in del mar a south of San Diego, the city council adopted an ordinance that would limit short term rentals in residential areas to twenty eight days per year with a minimum stay of seven days the commission refused to certify the ordinance proposing. Instead a minimum stay of three days for up to one hundred days per year. The city council has taken legal action challenging the Commission's authority some states have taken stronger steps to limit local authority on short term rentals. Arizona Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Tennessee, and Wisconsin have enacted legislation prohibiting short term. Rental bands. The national council of state legislature said in a report in south Lake Tahoe. The fourteen hundred homeowners with existing vacation home permits in non-core neighborhoods can continue to operate them for three years those permits cannot be transferred to anyone including a new owner wants measure t takes effect the city can issue. No new permits outside the core. After December thirty first twenty twenty one anyone still operating a bake ation home rental outside the core will have to stop although they could rent it for more than thirty days. At a time measure t also reduces occupancy limits on short term rentals outside the core. Effective December twentieth. The current limit two people per bedroom, plus four per home will shrink to two per bedroom. Period. And no home can have more than twelve occupants fury said the city will issue permits that reflect the new occupancy limits by January seventh, but that it will enforce them the same way we did before the city response only when it gets a complaint the. Will give affected owners until January seventh to bring their ads and property signs into compliance with the new limits.
GM offers buyouts to cut costs after strong quarterly profit
"Says that it's performing well, but it wants to continue to reduce costs while the company in the economy are strong. They're offering buyouts to about eighteen thousand white collar workers in North America with twelve years or more of service GM wouldn't disclose terms of the buyout offers. They have about fifty thousand salaried workers in the US, Canada and Mexico. Analysts say the auto industry is facing some troubles such a slowing sales in the US and China and higher steel and aluminum prices due to US tariffs. I'm Jennifer king for months after signing an executive order, creating the national council for the American worker. President Trump is set to announce that over one hundred sixty
Trump heads to Florida for rally after workers event
"I daughter and senior adviser to the president vodka. Up to six point three million new jobs. That's economic adviser. Larry cudlow you hear in the background there. President Trump recently signing an executive order establishing the president's national council for American worker and the American workforce policy advisory board officials
The National Council of Churches makes a rare statement to oppose Kavanaugh
"And groups like the national council of churches opposing his nomination. Judge Brett Kavanagh's making a final pitch for GOP senators weighing his confirmation in an op Ed in the Wall Street Journal cabinet, right? There were a few things he should not have said during the committee hearing he says going forward he can be counted on to remain hardworking even keeled open minded, independent and dedicated to the constitution and the public. Good Senate leaders are about to take a pivotal preliminary vote on the controversial nomination. Jackie Quinn, Washington. Citing her concerns about Canada's temperament honesty and impartiality following his combative appearance before the Senate Judiciary committee, North Dakota democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp came off the fence to say she will vote against the nomination. Former supreme court Justice John Paul Stevens says he wants supported Kavanagh's nomination, but doesn't now. Ninety eight year old retired Justice suggests cavenaugh lacks the temperament for the lifetime. Appointment. Demonstrated a potential bias involving enough potential litigants he before the court that he would not be able to perform full full responsibilities. The
"national council" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"I'm john batchelor with malcolm hoenlein we push a button we go to israel early in the morning we're told that it's warm well it's warm in new york as well finally narrow silver journalists and analysts are middle east politics adjunct fellow at the washington institute of good morning to you the speech the rambling incoherent but at the same time hatefilled speech by a boss at ramallah who's the audience for that nonsense as you point out to me he's in power so where's he going with this the antisemitism and the hatred well good morning gentlemen good to be with you where's he going on nobody quite knows really the second time in the past four months that he'd given one of these ramblings in coaching history lessons at least in his mind out in these public palestinians events i don't quite think there is an audience for this except for the people who already want to believe such things i think more worrying is the fact that this is an eighty three year old leader on israel dictator who simply doesn't seem to listen to anybody especially worrying is the fact that he's not listening when you visit by vida who told them after the last time that this this type of language this type of cake doesn't serve him and really doesn't serve anybody else reelect gets reelected in that rubberstamp body of the palestinian national council so we're not likely to see any changes in the leadership but what do you what do you see a longer term for the future fateh and abbass as well as their relationship to gaza well look ah bosses in consolidation mode even consolidation voted internally within as you mentioned his own party you know what he wants usually comes out is usually the result so yeah his people will be appointed to various coasts you know big picture that might be boon for for stability but really the test will come once a box exit the stage like we biologically at this point and successor will have to figure out who gets the top spots who you know who's policy will be taken forward neria i wanna follow up on this who comes after him is he setting a standard for how people should behave as president.
"national council" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"Of course not of course not society values parenthood and families in a way that they don't value people with mental illness because i think there's such a misunderstanding i would say that the average person doesn't believe someone with mental illness ken be well they think that we are in a constant state of you know suffering acting out and of course we often get blamed for violence so the fact that the general public doesn't believe that we can ever get well doesn't allow them to put a large amount of time energy or money into the things that would help us get well a so it's almost a self affiliate prophecy the treatments for mental illness or about the same as the treatments for asthma people with asthma still have asthma they still we use occasionally they just do it a whole lot less people dream for depression still get depressed just not as bad and they can still move around it's actually better than treatment for diabetes those people diabetes will die because of the diabetes most people's mental illness will die because of diabetes or heart disease this has been great information and i'm looking at my list of questions and i have about one hundred more which means the show would have to be like nine hours so we're gonna have it yeah yeah i think we might as well dr parks you've been amazing definitely explained things to vin i in our listeners that you know we just we didn't have a full grasp of before given everything that we've covered and everything that we've talked about are there any last words that you may have the tie anything up we don't want to cut you off and say the show's over if you have any additional points that you'd like to make you know i think the major point i'd like i'd like to make is that people should be active politically in both their communities and nationally about the importance of people getting treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders this is a huge need in our nation and it needs adequate resources in both with medicare program in the medicaid program in commercial insurance and we should all let our elected officials know how important that is to us.
"national council" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"Implement it warm importantly as we practiced together they see how i do things they know how i treat they know the first three things i do treat bipolar disorder i don't get referrals for the first new bipolar patient they try the first three things that they've been watching me do for ten years and if those don't work then they might ask me or send me bachchan and i think one of the major solutions is to get primary care and psychiatry and other mental health specialties like psychologists in the same practice together not in different parts of the same clinic i think when you're integrated being integrated means that the behavioral health psychiatrist or psychologist can't get to the bathroom without walking past the primary care offices and the primary care doctor can't get to the coffee room without walking past the behavioral health practitioners that's immigration when you're bumping into each other there's a major difference between living with mental illness with private insurance and living with mental illness in the public system and there's a third category of you're not even in the public system you don't have you don't have medicaid you don't have medicare you don't have you know welfare benefits you're literally uninsured those are the three different journeys for people with mental illness i suppose there is a fourth one which is independently wealthy but you know when i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder i was at the top of the list in that i had money in the bank i had supportive parents i had health insurance and i got cadillac care.
"national council" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"I like what you said don't trust simple i like i like it that could be a bumper sticker that that's great one of the things that we're seeing especially in rural areas is psychiatric nurse practitioners people going to people getting medical care more from general practitioners psychiatrists i was really a firm believer in hey if you have a major mental illness you need to go to a psychiatrist just like if you have cancer you need to go to an on colleges of course then i discovered as an advocate about the shortage how do you feel about the movement of psychiatric practitioners and more and more general practitioners being tasked with this obviously i think we can all agree that it would be great if we had enough psychiatrist but we don't so can you can you speak on that a little bit we only have half the number so trysts that we need and we're never going to train enough to get totally on top of the problem and our paper fully endorses having more advanced practice nurses that are specialized in psychiatry you know there's another growing movement of physicians assistance you see wishes assistants working with surgeons working without tristesse regularly and there are more there's a new growth of physician assistants programs that have psychic especially in that that's another opportunity now in my own practice for the last fifteen years i've been practicing in the primary care clinic and i'm able to impact a lot more patients there than if i was at a community mental health center that's because i'm acting as a consultant to about eight or ten primary care practitioners and i give them advi sometimes i don't even see the patients of the cases presented to me and i give them a couple of things they can do it's likely to help and they go and try and.
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"It really depends a lot on what community services are available in your particular area because if you've got plenty community services then you don't need as many inpatient beds a lot of our communities don't have that so clearly they'll need the beds but the broader community services are the better for everyone really what are the do you have any big pushes forward coming up with the national council any any new plans to expand in a different area will you know one of the groups that we have here at the national council's we have a group of medical directors from organizations nationally called the medical directors institute and we do policy papers and technical assistance were and the one the one we did last year was on access psychiatric services and that's billable on our website so if you go to the national council for behavioral health website and look up medical director institute you can find the psychiatric shortage paper and it describes this and you know it is a growing shortage the average age of psychiatrists in this country is in their mid fifties or medical specialists are in their mid thirties and people have trouble getting into get any care at all and in that report we give a wide range of specific changes that would improve that access changes that could be done by insurance companies changes that could be done by agencies everything from how you set the rates how you handle the scheduling to how to work in teams so that's that's an example of how to work we do kind of in the grass it's nuts and bolts but healthcare's complicated and if any of your listeners here somebody saying they have a simple solution to healthcare they're probably wrong.
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"How long ago did the national council begin and what's it's mission gives the history of the national council what your past goals were and what your future goals are the national council has been around for several decades but i tell you in the last ten fifteen years it has been growing gangbusters and that is because of the increase emphasis and increased realization of importance of behavioral health services it's also because we've really focused on supporting our members on giving them technical assistance on how they can implement the newest treatments in their community how they can change some of their business methods like how they do the scheduling so that they're more efficient and get more people in a lot of our national political advocacy to get better federal funding things like supporting the parody law things like defending medicaid from the huge cuts that were being discussed in the previous year things like the excellence in mental health act which is funding comprehensive community behavioral health centers and this started last july and the centers doing this of added eleven nine hundred new clinicians we all now have evening and weekend hours they all have crisis systems they all offer substance used to sort or treatment services and this is an eight state demonstration project that as that was advocated for passed into law is now the new emerging model to get comprehensive dream as you know when people have serious mental illness they often have sudden shoes problem like we talked about and they usually have multiple medical problems to people with mental illness are more medically ov and people without and they need a center that can address the whole person not just one illness or one treatment at a time one of the things that we quite often here is that we don't have enough impatient psychiatric beds for the number of people that we have need them the problem with that statement is that.
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"Okay we just kind of never get around to talking about that other stuff and it doesn't matter who dr parks you mentioned that the national council is is doing all of these things that that work how do people who need the help get to you or how do you get to them how are they chose in what's the process what really drew lead to the national council is you know their members are really embedded in their local communities these are healthcare organizations that you know in your town you know that this is the organization that's here to take care of these kind of problems to help people with these kind of illnesses so it's local reputation is what gets people to the clergy know who and where they are the police know who and where they are and you just have to ask a couple of people that you know that our friends our neighbors and they'll say oh you know i i remember judy had that problem and she went over just hill center judy's okay now i live in columbus ohio which is a pretty big city it's not real a high and we don't have a presence from the national council on behavioral health at least not a significant one is this something that you know the national council is still expanding still growing because he services sound fantastic how can we bring them to my state to my community and how can our listeners do the same how can we help advocate for your services while the national council is not a service provider itself the national council is a membership organization for the local mental health clinics the local community mental health centers across the nation so our members are the individual community health centers but we are not actually service providers so although you don't hear our name the community mental health centers in the mental health clinics in addiction centers in your community probably know our name and you might be surprised how many are members i don't have the membership list but i bet i could pull up a number in columbus ohio get back to you i bet you could too.
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"Who's there to assistant advise them help them figure out where they can get housing in their community help hopefully you're out and give in the social habits of keeping the police clean so they don't get a victim learning how to interact with their neighbors so they don't scare them and get into arguments and that is really the backbone of the business that national council members do nationally they are keeping millions of people off the streets and out of jail every day this episode is sponsored by better health dot com secure convenient and affordable online counseling all counsellors are license accredited professionals anything you share is confidential schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist whenever you feel it's needed a month of online therapy often cost less than a single traditional face to face session go to better health dot com forward slash psych central and experienced seven days of free therapy to see if online counseling is right for you better help dot com forward slash psych central one of the things that comes up in mental health advocacy a lot and that we hear from family members is that what you have just suggested won't work because my loved one doesn't know they're sick there is some truth to this but there's there's also a lot of misinformation in in that statement as well what have you seen along those lines well i don't find it in for many of the people i work with terribly helpful to focus on what their diagnosis is whether it's a free nearby polar disorder or talking to him at length about having a mental illness i try and figure out why they think they're feeling those rebel which is often because they they've been there view their problems they can't sleep and everything irritates too fast and i offer them the treatments i say well you know if you if you take this medication things on to us much and you'll sleep better you have to frame it in terms of what they think they're suffering and it doesn't matter what fancy medical name we get stuff and they don't need to know whether it's a brain to the user you know what the causes they just wanna find a way to feel better and if you offer them away to feel better in terms that's the way they think about their suffering a lot more of them are.
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"Yeah yeah it's such an obvious solution but for some reason our country is willing to do that we really tend to look at punishing people with mental health or addiction problems for what society perceives as bad behavior rather than trying to you know for lack of a better phrase curb the bad behavior it really is the difference between a parent who tries to teach their child not to do the bad behavior and runs interference versus a parent who stands back waits for their child to to act out the point you're making is it's better it's better to assist people to learn how to manage the realness to take care of until they learn that in the play a game of gotcha to screw up and to out you screwed up gotcha right and we've also found that the gotcha doesn't work waiting for somebody to screw up and then punishing them or waiting for somebody to break the law and then punishing them doesn't help them not break the law again we find that they just find themselves in the same position over and over and over again rather than addressing the underlying concern in your example there we provide housing arresting people for being homeless doesn't stop them from being homeless now they're just homeless with a criminal record they're already all pretty clear the being homeless is a bad idea they just don't have a plan d they don't know how not to be homeless and saying oh we're gonna punish you for being homeless doesn't teach them how not to be homeless so what solution do we have here what can we do you know the the solutions that have been proven to work for decades is is to get them good medication treatment and or lose great long acting formulations are better because you only have to take them once a month and when people have cognitive problems and are homeless it's hard to keep your pills straighten remember to take your medication so something you can take once a month is great and the second thing we give them what you call case management or jimmy support you take a person.
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"Here in california they've instituted what the calling the camping laws to prevent in a large canton of of homeless gathering together individual places you have any comments on that i hope they're not gonna go to the boy scout jamboree they don't yes it's okay to can't we into boy scout jamborees and they act pretty educated at times the interesting thing for me when you know get i'm from ohio then lives in california they caught it camping you do not not homelessness not having a place to go it was it's almost insulting in the way the law is written i understand it from the middle class perspective where i just kind of think it's awful of talking to folks who are homeless about how they feel about this they don't think that they're camping they think that they're trying to survive and have it painted with this brushes is sort of demoralizing for them in in a way that is more demoralizing than not having food and shelter and basic human needs it's an inefficient solution we could really give them some reasonable housing for what it costs us to put him in jail and feed them also it's more expensive in general you know i remember going to scientific meeting toronto when i was getting driven friendly airport to downtown looking around i remarked my girls is i don't see any homeless people here in toronto and you know city the size in america would have homeless people all over what what are they doing in candidate dresses problem homelessness and he turned around into stoplight and said to be very slowly like i was third grader something we give them housing.
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"Oftentimes even if they're being polite they're still a scary figure now you're somebody that is that is homeless you're living it's as you said you're not seeing things correctly and you say no so now you've disobeyed a police officer police officers little more forceful so now you get up to run trying to get up to run you you brush past the police officer this becomes assault on a police officers something minor something as minor as just getting up and moving along becomes an assault charge do you see things like this in your advocacy where where minor infractions sort of get blown up into you know felonies and felonies that are scary assault on a police officer resisting arrest things of that so something as simple as hey move along becomes a a big deal well you know that is part of the nature of the onus when people are having problems with paranoia which can be a little different than the problems with concentration and attention things that aren't threatening to your average person take on threatening implications to them and you know there's two responses there's fighting there's flight and neither one will get you in trouble with the police either running or fighting if you can't control you fear even people that aren't mentally ill who are homeless end up with more legal problems you know they have trouble finding places to be into sleep that doesn't ultimately end up in being someplace they aren't supposed to be either on public or private property and they're more likely to have complaints lodged against him just 'cause they look funny and people feel threatened.
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"Well it's two factors people with serious mental illness in general including schizophrenia have higher rates of substance use disorders and when we passed all the no tolerance and three strikes you're out laws and all those laws we ended up impacting people with mental illness more because they're more likely to have substance use disorders now the second thing is we forget that a lot of schizophrenia the biggest impairment is actually not elucidating seeing things hearing things it's actually impairment of cognition of thinking people schizophrenia have trouble concentrating tension organizing themselves expressing themselves so when your average person is caught with some marijuana on them they they often have it together enough not to say anything or to you know to to not make it worse than it already is and personal skin the free it just doesn't have those filters red judgment place and they don't know how to manage themselves their interaction with the law their lawyers to minimize consequences of their legal situation so on the one hand they're more likely to have a substance use this order and on the second hand they're less likely to be able to manage it in a way that doesn't lamb than jail of of walt law that's interesting that you brought them one of the stories that i hear often is that people schizophrenia are also more likely to be homeless now please correct us if we're wrong about any of this we hear a lot that people with schizophrenia are more likely to be homeless and there's there's just certain things that come with homelessness and one of the things that comes up is you know the the police will ask people to move along for example we'll just go with that example you're sitting on a bench and the police no you're homeless and they want you to move along so that you know frankly non homeless people can use the park we won't fall down the rabbit hole on the debate of why some people are more entitled to the park bench than others but in the police come up and they ask you to move along now a police scary and you know.
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"Wonderful you can start wondering if you're not cured and i bet you sooner or later your gonna wanna stop it and i just ask you to discuss it with me instead of surprising me by stopping i and tony laters so it sounds like you're really big on participatory medicine you really like to to work with your clients or your patients rather than this is what works do it if you don't do it go away in we we sort of have some old you know patriarchal kind of concepts and in medication which is follow the doctor's orders but it it seems like you're more on the other side which is to work with your patient to find what works for where i i don't wanna say both of you i'm certainly uncertainly more expert than my patient on the illnesses in general on schizophrenia as an illness disease when you know that individual patient is the expert on their particular form an instance of schizophrenia or whatever other mental illness they have their the person that gets to experience it every day usually often during the day they know all kinds of things about it that i don't know about their particular form i i need their input just like they need my input and my goal you know when somebody's new illness then they need a lot more direction but it's people get more experience they really just need consultation because they know a lot of what works for them already they just meet somebody to bounce it off and maybe you have something new they can try to feel things weren't working i really like how you phrase that thank you so much let's talk about prison shall we jump right in jump right in so i understand that statistically of all of the people in in prison with with mental health issues those skits afri neha seem to outnumber any other condition can you tell us why that might be.
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"Atracted communal health centers and i've continued to see patients both in community mental health centers on university site clinics for the last fifteen years i've been seeing my patients into munity health centers primary care practices for the under insured and the uninsured and there's a lot of people with serious mental illness going to community health centers right now i work i see my patients in columbia missouri but i do my administrative policy work in washington dc excellent so sometimes i see my patients by tell us i tree sometimes per awesome that is very interesting you know we we are sponsored by better health dot com which is online therapy old school people were like well you can't get medical help online the we we kinda disagree with that what's your opinion on this do you think psychiatry is a good thing or a bad thing well i think it's a good thing i don't think it's the only thing but it certainly is something that every clinic should have in its tool kit especially rural areas it saves travel time remember at the beginning of my career i would go to a clinic in rural missouri and it would take me about an hour and a half to drive there in an hour and a half to drive back and so that's three hours time i could have been seeing patients if i have been doing it tell us i we have a pretty big push for tele psychiatry here in california as as i'm sure anybody who's looked at a map knows california is a very lengthy state and pretty much everything above sacramento is considered rural for the most part so you're absolutely right the the rural communities really do need the tele psychiatry very badly.
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"Welcome to the psych central show where each episode presents an indepth look at issues from the field of psychology and mental health with host gave howard and co host vincent m wales hello everyone and welcome to this week's episode of the psych central show podcast my name is gave howard and with me as always is vincent m wales and this week we have a great guest that's going to tackle will help us tackle a pretty big subject one of the questions that keeps coming up as wire people with mental illness often incarcerated and specifically it seems to hit people with schizophrenia the most at least that's what the data shows and woven and i are qualified to talk about it alone we had asked dr joe parks was the medical director for the national council on behavioral health to kind of share the information the statistics and hopefully help us kind of break this down in a way that we can understand and maybe even work together to do something about this dr parts welcome to the show it's a pleasure to be on with you thank you oh you're very welcome before we get started let's learn a little bit about you we're assuming that one does not just wake up one morning and become the medical director for the national council certainly certainly well after i finished my psychiatry training in boston i became the first emergency psychiatry fellow in the country over in cincinnati and i was working in the er just about every evening and also doing some programs for people that were homeless shelters and on the streets in downtown cincinnati after that i became the medical director of their local state hospital and after that i went to chicago medical director of a hospital they're also but for about twenty years i was medical director for the missouri department of mental health and we operated oh about eleven different facilities cross the whole stadium zuri seventy five thousand people under care at our county.
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"This was from the washingtonbased national council for home sapiens security of for what it's worth i mean i don't know what does the kurti was in place at the school or how easy it was to uh to enter this particular school i know it in the past i have given many speeches at high schools and always just a wandered end in the early days and in recent years you don't just wander internee more while you know yellow might thirtyeightyear could covering new in and around new york city uh near where many times where i want in any way one guard at gas i mean if you are determined to do something at one guard fitting eric really not gonna bob anyone now i don't i don't believe this one of the earlier caller said that you know everyone should be armed from the janitor at your maybe there are several police officers in the school and so on because that accelerates uh the firearms being given some more and more and more people and i think that's the case maybe some really good security which may or may not happened in this particular case would have stopped it it'd be interesting as the days go on to find out how the shooter got in their uh if they wish that security failure but if you are a good reporter this is a good story to follow bums deadly and i've said this for some colleagues of mine earlier today this is going to happen again and again and again until we resolve a whole bunch of this she starting with with what to do with guns in america and also mental health issues which are those that solves tools at serb without consider just simply said y'all bridge your god but there have been certainly lee suggestions made a much you're where all this may have been actually carried out but that in some.