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"pacifica" Discussed on Bay Curious
"M. l. hewitt died just four years later in nineteen twenty four and the castle changed hands several times after that. The next notable moment in the castle's history isn't until world war two when the coastguard rented it as a place for guardsmen to stay. They brought seventeen men here. Each man had a dog and they had to patrol the link of town on the beach looking for enemy saboteurs and whatnot. They never found anything. But seventeen enlisted men with little supervision wrecked the house from then on. It had a series of renters until sam maza bought it for a song at the end of the fifties at this point in the tour bridge. It takes me somewhere most visitors. Don't get to go the route. We walk across a windy expanse to four little turt- rooms one at each corner of the castle. Ginette has restored and themed these eight by eight cubbyholes to show off key moments in the castle's history. This is so cute. I would've loved this as a kid. There's a brothel room a nod to an unsubstantiated story that the castle was once a house of ill repute so cool and you can see are like little lady in the window when you drive by like we have. she's lit. She's a little boy's bedroom to honor the years. When families occupied the house ginette has put a little up baby in the window. The neighbors who walk past to go. Yeah we we've been looking at that. Bad baby coastguards lonely perch and a whole room dedicated to the bed of a famous film star whole angry. But look at this bad. Oh my god wow dramatic. It's made of heavy wood and carved with grotesque heads and plump cherubs. Ginette think sam maza wanted to own the bed. Where star slept like. I said he loved hollywood. She was well known in head quite a career actually walking around sam's castle. It's hard to tell what's real and what's a flimsy prop. There's a suit of armor. That looks like it should weigh a thousand pounds but is actually light as a feather and in what jeanette calls the guns and religion room. There's a glass case with old pistols. One of them was a real nazi revolver. The others are stage props and some of the stores are ceremonial. some are for actors and some have histories. Yeah do you think that was his intention. Almost like to blur the line between history and story or that's an interesting question. I think that he liked what he liked. And the whole movies and all of that was so exciting. Maybe it was blurred for him. I think that's an interesting question that you asked. Maybe it was all just fantastic and thought about that before. Maza spent his career at the altar of the movie business. He painted gorgeous art deco movie theaters and rub shoulders with stars. The power of hollywood to shape culture and public opinion was on the upswing and mazda was besotted so is it any wonder that relics of that world were justice special to him as expensive antique furniture as ginette says he liked what he liked and really who gets to decide what lives on as art.
"pacifica" Discussed on Bay Curious
"Represented san mateo county and co-authored the endangered species act so when he was campaigning for congress he came to pacific. This is author and historian. Brigitte oats it was nineteen. Sixty seven and pete's bother was helping him campaign. They decided to come and go door to door and it was only then. His father pointed up the hill and said by the way your grandfather built that castle. And i grew up. There turns out pete. Mccloskey's henry harrison mccloskey was a lawyer in san francisco around the turn of the twentieth century when the nineteen o. Six earthquake and fire destroyed the city. He was terrified. Henry harrison wanted to get his family out of san francisco. He wanted a fortress that would never burn never fall. There was a new railway line connecting san francisco to pacifica then known as salata beach and henry mccloskey thought he could get in on the ground floor of the hottest new beachside community. He built the castle in one thousand nine hundred eight when there were just six other buildings in the town. Henry unfortunately passed away and then they had to sell the castle. Henry harrison built the castle with the best materials and went into debt to do it after his death his wife couldn't afford to keep it in one thousand nine sixteen. Mccloskey's sold the castle to a doctor who said it would be the perfect place for his patients to convalesce as they found out later he was not a certified medical doctor which is very scandalous because when he moved in the sheriff notice carlights going down that horrible hill and they sent out some people to investigate. And that's when they discovered the abortion clinic that he was giving here in he was subsequently arrested abortions were illegal men and women often trusted their lives to untrained people claiming they could help. The doctor went to jail in nineteen. Twenty but bridget says his fake convalescent. Home was just the beginning of illicit dealings at the castle next on the scene was emil hewage from montana and that was right as the bolstered act was passed so prohibition and he was like hey perfect speakeasy used the castle to store. Smuggled whiskey and served to guests that his speakeasy chateau lafayette. It was one of seven speakeasies in a lot of each at the time. Bridget says rum running was big business. Here a local resident even found tunnels leading from his house. Down to the beach is foggy here. So the coastguard would miss these ships loaded with rum from canada and they would just check their crates into the sand and the locals would would load them up. They get paid in whiskey so they were like heck yeah. Let's do this. The party raged chateau lafayette for several years. Despite frequent police raids big door has been replaced many times and that is because mill hewitt would far it and the cops would scale the wall. Bring battering rams and sledgehammers and break the door down because they knew that he was giving parties. Here they were come in. They would confiscate the liquor. All the san francisco elite was here dressed.
"pacifica" Discussed on Bay Curious
"On the show. We're digging into how this medieval looking castle ended up in a laid back beach town. Plus we'll get to know some of the characters that have called this castle home from rum runners. Too eccentric rich people to clack doctors. This place has it all and yeah it might also be haunted chrissy. You are in for a treat. Support for bay. Curious comes from sierra nevada encouraging listeners to follow their spark work hard live like crazy and fill their cup with their curiosity. Sierra nevada spark your curiosity bay curious producer katrina schwartz got a private tour of the castle despite its apparent grandeur. She found the things inside. Aren't always what they seem. I can see why this building caught. Christie's attention it looks like something out of an english tale except the setting is all wrong. There's no vast hedge maze or rose garden around it just split level homes in a middle class residential neighborhood. I rang the bell. This house wasn't owned by some royal. Who washed up in pacifica but rather a san francisco real estate magnate who also happen to be a little eccentric anyway. getting the first tour historian brigitte. Oats has given in a year and a half. She's clearly glad to be back in this space. It's beautiful here. Ninety eight percent of what you're gonna see belong to san. that's sam maza. This guy was an art collector with a quirky sense of taste and he was a bit of a character. Ginette cool runs his foundation and says he bought the castle for twenty nine thousand dollars in nineteen fifty nine and his story was one day. I went down to pacifica with my girlfriend. We had a few gin fizzes. And i signed on the dotted line. Janette was a close friend almost like a daughter to san maza in his final years. She says he thought a castle would be a cool place to host parties. He'd learned it sorted history later. He did envision as a playhouse. The loved people very social and people loved him. He was a bully yvonne for sure so i think he could imagine having this house as a place to entertain have big parties. Maza grew up in san francisco in a family of italian immigrants from sicily. Ginette says he wanted to be an artist but he had to leave school. During the depression to earn money he found work restoring and painting the interiors of theaters. The closest he could get to the artistic life he craved the would do The gold leafing and all those beautiful theaters from the thirties and forties and all up in the coast someone. La some here maza painted the insides of california's great movie palaces. It was good business and he did well for himself and with his earnings he started investing in real estate the into quite a bit of real estate in san francisco. Eventually maza became quite wealthy. He used his money to collect art. Both valuable stuff and hollywood movie props that look expensive but aren't walking around the castle. I spent a huge velvet throne period costumes on mannequins and so many knickknacks but also heavy beautiful antiques all mixed together. Definitely there's some eclecticism going on here. Maza died in two thousand two at the age of ninety six. He left the castle and all his real estate holdings to his foundation. If funds youth art programs mostly what's dominating this room right now is pump organ which is also called a harmonium. The harmonium looks like a piano but the musician has.
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"pacifica" Discussed on KGO 810
"Falling from a trail in Pacifica as 45 year old Yvonne Rogan from Daly City. It happened yesterday morning at the Mori point trailed Witnesses say they saw the woman trip and fall off the trail. She was found unresponsive about 50 ft below. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A disturbing story out of Fresno, where the driver of a car Is accused of driving that car at a police officer who was making an arrest early this morning. The officer had responded to 911 reports of a suspicious person looking into cars in north Fresno. When officers got there, they arrested that suspect handcuffing him and sitting him down on the curb for questioning. Moments later, a black Ford Mustang came at the officer and the suspect here's president, Police lieutenant and Lieutenant Sean begs to illuminate the car told the driver to stop for some reason driver ignored his commands. And, um, it appears as though that he tried to run the office are over. In an only attempted to run over the individual who's been detained. The officer was able to jump out of the way and pull the original suspect to safety. Driver left the scene and later crashed the vehicle into a storage facility. Nobody was hurt. This report sponsored by Harris Restaurant Dinan at Harrison's Restaurant. San Francisco's favorite steakhouse is now open for dining in Tuesday through Sunday, five PM to nine PM Dinan and Harris restaurant on Van Ness in San Francisco. Checking your holiday drives sponsored by all state back to the Dublin interchange with heaven. There could be a second accident on West 5 80 from the Chilton Auto Body Traffic desk. We started one on the shoulder at hop yard. Traffic is slow from Santa Rita. And now it's coming up again. Pretty badly from 6 80 over to just passed. Foothill San Ramon. Gotta crash West 80 off to University Avenue that's in the middle of heavy traffic from the 58 emerged to the maze. Eastbound 37 pretty packed from well between Lakeville and railroad. Westbound 92 still jammed out to the coast from 35 south, northbound 17. There's a lot of heavy traffic stretches of it from Glenwood all the way into Los Cotto's not too bad a traffic in and out of the city via the Bay Bridge. Looking to save money this year. Look at all state. You can get the protection you need at the low rights you want with all state. You can lower your rates, not your expectations. Visit Allstate dot com or call an agent for quote today Hazy Sunshine today highs near 100 inland mid sixties at the Coast pretty much a carbon copy of that weather through Thursday, then cooling down Friday as we head into the.
Oklahoma NAACP Files Suit Challenging Anti-Protest Law
"Lawsuit claiming a new anti protest bill approved by lawmakers this year is unconstitutional. The Oklahoma chapter of the ACP filed the lawsuit and federal court along with the National NAACP and the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center. The lawsuit argues the Oklahoma law was written to discourage peaceful demonstrations and that it violates the first and 14th amendments to the US Constitution. The law is set to take effect November 1st. It increases the penalties for blocking roadways. And grants motorists civil and criminal immunity if they kill or injure someone while quote fleeing from a riot. It also authorizes hefty fines for national organizations that coordinate with those sound guilty of committing crimes under the state's rioting statutes. The president of the Oklahoma State
White House Calls for State, Local Eviction Moratoriums After Supreme Court Ruling
"Advocates and court officials were gearing up today for what some fear will be a wave of addictions. Others, however, predicting it will just be a growing trickle after U. S Supreme Court action allowing the lockouts to resume. The high court's conservative majority late yesterday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The action ends protections for about 3.5 million people in the US who say they face eviction in the next two months. The court's action does not affect the temporary bans on evictions placed by a handful of states, including California, White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said. The Treasury Department and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge today sent a letter to all governors, mayors and county officials urging them. To implement their own eviction moratoriums. President Biden would, of course, support congressional action to authorize an eviction moratorium, and the Supreme Court has now clearly outlined that as the sole way a moratorium could remain in effect now, at the same time, I think it's important to remember what our objective is here. Our objective is to keep as many people around the country in their homes as possible. Federal legislation is one way to do that. Obviously, the eviction moratorium we had have had in place and we've been issuing month to month is one way to do that. But the ER a funding that came through the American rescue plan, and it's going out to states is another way to do that, and we have asked, and we have put out today. The Department of Treasury and the secretary of It has the same impact right because it is preventing people from being kicked out of their homes. And these states have the funding thanks to the American rescue plan to get that done now, the other place that's our responsibility that we continue to focus on is working to eliminate any red tape that exists.
Rideshare Drivers React to Ruling That Prop. 22 Is Unconstitutional
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Face masks required inside Napa County businesses
"Napa County has become the Eighth Bay Area County to require mask wearing indoors as the Delta variant causes the new surgeon coronavirus cases. Solano County, now the only county in the Bay Area, which is not adopted that
House Lawmaker Suing Pelosi Over Mask Rule Says He Has COVID
"Republicans suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over finds they got for not wearing mask during a U. S House session. Has contracted a breakthrough case of Covid 19 representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina tweeted. He began experiencing minor symptoms of covered tested positive for the virus. And now would quarantine for 10 days. The congressman says he's been vaccinated since February. Last week, he and representatives Marjorie Taylor green of Georgia and Thomas Massey of Kentucky's food Pelosi Saying that they're $500 fines for not wearing masks during a house vote are unconstitutional and should be resented as his
WHO Calls for Moratorium on COVID-19 Booster Shots
"Total of covid 19 cases surpassed 200 million Wednesday, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on coronavirus vaccine booster shots to allow vaccine access to countries struggling to obtain their first shots. I'm
Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers
"Joe Biden today announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the American tragedy of rising yet preventable deaths among the unvaccinated Federal workers will be required to sign forms attesting. They've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else comply with new rules on mandatory masking weekly testing. Social distancing and more. The strict new guidelines are aimed at increasing sluggish vaccination rates among huge numbers of Americans who draw federal paychecks and to set an example for private employers around the country. Christina and instead reports President Joe Biden's new mandates require federal workers be vaccinated or submit to a host of restrictions from mask wearing too limited travel. And, he says they apply to contractors to every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not a test. Or is not vaccinated will be required to Mask no matter where they work. Test one or two times a week to see if they they've acquired Covid. Socially distance and generally will not be allowed to travel for work. Likewise, today, I'm directing my administration and take steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors. You want to do business with the federal government? Get your workers vaccinated. He's also directing the Pentagon to begin a process to add covid 19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for military personnel. An estimated 2.7 million civilians were employed by the federal government last year with some of the most significant numbers and Republican led southern states like Texas and Florida. Or substantial vaccine resistance remains. Biden's announcement comes as Covid 19 infections are on the rise across the country, largely an unvaccinated people who have caught the delta variant.
Vaccinated Pelosi and Biden Aides Test Positive for COVID-19
"House official today confirmed that another Biden administration official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together. At least one of the cases may be linked to a group of Texas Democrats who came to Washington last week amid a battle in the state legislature over voting rights. Six of the Texas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a former nurse who announced her test results today. Simon Marx reports the White House has disclosed that a fully vaccinated staff member has tested positive for Covid 19. And isn't the first. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the congressional physician says the delta variant has now been identified in the compounds buildings. Some members of Congress and staff members. Also fully vaccinated are reported to have tested positive for the virus at the White House press secretary Jen Psaki if you're vaccinated You are protected. If you get a case of covid, it will be mild. If you are not vaccinated, you could be. We hope not. But among the professor at the people who go to the hospital and get very sick from the virus. The data is very clear. So part of our objective is also not to stoke fear among people who are vaccinated because the data is pretty clear about their protection. Simon marks
Erratic Oregon Wildfire Destroys Dozens of Homes, Expands
"Scrambled today to try to control a raging inferno and southeastern Oregon that's spreading miles a day and windy conditions. Crews had to flee the fire lines. Late yesterday after a dangerous fire clouds started to collapse, threatening them with strong downdrafts and flying embers. An initial review showed the bootleg fire has so far destroyed 67 homes and 117 outbuildings overnight in one county. Authorities were still counting the losses and the second county where the flames are surging up to four miles a day. Fire behavior analyst forest Um be said hot, dry and windy conditions were driving the fire. Progressively. It's just moving with this persistent weather that we've had. We've had Southwest winds Day after day after day, we've had hot and dry temperatures day after day after day. What that is progressively done for this fire is make it move to the East. The blaze is the largest of dozens burning in the West. It has forced 2000 people to evacuate and is threatening 5000 buildings, including homes and a rural area just north of the California border. Active flames are searching along 200 miles of the fire's perimeter. The bootleg fire was expected to merge with a smaller but equally explosive fire to the east. By nightfall, the inferno has stymied firefighters for a week with erratic winds and extremely dangerous fire behavior, including the fire clouds that form from superheated air, rising to a height of up to six miles above the blaze. Known as pyro cumulus or a fire cloud. The fire has been fed by trees killed by beetle
London's Mayor Says Masks Are Still Mandatory on Public Transport
"Public transportation to keep wearing masks. Even after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted in Britain on July 19th. That could mean enforcement officers would be able to deny access or eject passengers not wearing face coverings while using the underground or city buses. Benji. Higher reports face masks have been compulsory on public transport across England for the past year. Those laws will next week be replaced with government guidance, which will simply advise passengers to wear masks in crowded places. London is the first English city to insist on face coverings beyond the end of lockdown. Regardless of how busy the services mayor Sadiq Khan explains. He doesn't want to put transport uses at risk with the virus still spreading and cases on the rise to use one of our services and you proceed for the mosque on non exempt you could be asked to leave Benji higher London Jill Biden will
Biden Calls Republican State Election Law Changes 'Assault on Liberty'
"Democrats do have allies in Congress as well as in the Biden administration. Shortly after the Texans News conference, President Joe Biden gave an impassioned speech on voting rights in Philadelphia's Constitution Center. There's an unfolding a song taking place in America today an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote and fair and free elections. Assault on democracy. An assault on liberty and assault on who we are. Who we are as Americans. For make no mistake. Bullies and merchants of fear peddlers of lies are threatening. The very foundation of our country. Biden blasted the so called big lie that claims Donald Trump won the 2020 election, and he had harsh words for the wave of Republican back to state election measures that have been proposed since the 2020 election and then President Donald Trump's loss at the polls. This year alone. 17 states have enacted not just proposed but enacted. 28 new laws to make it harder for Americans to vote. Not to mention catch this nearly 400 additional bills. Republican members of the state legislatures trying to pass 21st century Jim Crow Assault is real. It's unrelenting. We're going to challenge it vigorously, he says. The world is watching to see whether the U. S can protect its election system and its democracy. We're facing the most significant test. Of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole since the Civil War. The Confederates back then. Never breached the capital. His insurrection stood on January, the sixth Must say this alarm you I'm saying this because you should be alarmed.
Biden Presents 5-Point Plan to Boost COVID Vaccinations
"Been more important, President Biden says As mass vaccination sites are winding down. His administration is now taking the vaccine push on the road to communities with low vaccination rates, even going door to door. Many of these areas are seeing a surgeon coronavirus infection spread by the delta variant. Now we need to go to community by community neighborhood by neighborhood and ofttimes door to door, literally knocking on doors. To get help to the remaining people protected from the virus Look equity equality. It remains at the heart of our responsibility of ensuring the communities that are the hardest hit by the virus have the information and the access to get vaccinated. It's part of his five point plan to increase vaccinations against the coronavirus. That includes educating communities, particularly those with low vaccination numbers, making them free at 42,000 pharmacies across the country and providing the vaccines to primary care. Physicians and pediatricians. So the adolescents ages 12 to 18 can get vaccinated. And as as they go for back to school checkups or for getting ready for the physicals they need for fall sports fourth Also intensifying our efforts to meet people where they are outside of the neighborhoods. This includes continue to work with employers to make vaccination shots available at work on the work site, if possible. Error and or give their employees paid time off to get vaccinated and nearby facility and fifth and finally we're sending out more mobile clinic. More mobile clinic units out there help people. Was a special events, summer festivals, sporting events as well as places of worship. Wherever we can find people gathered, tens of millions of people have chosen not
Tigray Fighters in Ethiopia Reject Cease-Fire as 'Sick Joke'
"Now retaking parts of Ethiopia's Tigre region will pursue soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian forces back to the capital Addis Ababa. If that's what it takes to weaken their military powers as a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians looks certain to continue. In an interview with the Associated Press spokesman Get it You read a says that the to gray enforces will stop at nothing. To deliberate every square inch of the Tigre region of six million people, nearly eight months after fighting erupted between the tea Great forces and Ethiopian soldiers backed by Eritrea. He rejected the unilateral ceasefire Ethiopia's government declared yesterday as a sick joke and accused Ethiopia of long denying humanitarian aid to the two grands that now pretends to care about. Ethiopia declared the unilateral ceasefire as its soldiers and handpicked regional interim administration fled the Tigre regional capital. Following some of the fiercest fighting of the war. The comments were sure to bring new alarm from the United States, United Nations and others who have pressed for an end of the fighting in Africa's second most populous country. It has sent hundreds of thousands of two grains into the world's worst famine crisis in a decade. Coletta Guangzhou be reports from Addis Ababa The Ethiopian government says it has decided to implement a ceasefire in its northern region to allow farmers to till their land and return life to normal. See after months of displacement. However, the two great defense forces says it has taken back control of the region. It says its forces have forced Ethiopian troops out of my Kelly and it has shown no interest in being part of the ceasefire declared by the government of Prime Minister A. B Ahmed. The United Nations says over four million people have been affected by the conflict and are in need of emergency assistance, of which one million Are internally
Congress Tackles Military Sexual Assault
"And institutional changes in the military that would target the growing problem of sexual violence within the armed forces. Critics and victims say the current practice of reporting sexual assault up the chain of command leads to the little to no justice for the victims and often exacerbates the problem. Defense secretary Austin said that he supports the proposed solution of replacing military chains of command with independent military lawyers. It's a recommendation from the Independent Review Commission on sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military, But I fully support removing the prosecution of sexual assaults and related crimes. From the military chain of command. We are prepared to work with Congress to amend the Uniform Code of Military justice. IRC also recommended the inclusion of others special victims crimes inside this independent prosecution system. To include domestic violence, and I support this as well. Given the strong correlation between these sorts of crimes and the prevalence of sexual assault. The two leading lawmakers on the issue of sexual assault in the military say the proposed changes don't go far enough. New YORK Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in California Congresswoman Jackie Speier have been working with Vanessa Genz family to create I am Vaness AGAIN Act. It was strengthened legal protections and the right to anonymity for whistleblowers, including those who filed harassment complaints would also require an independent prosecution body. To investigate complaints of sexual assault or harassment, thus ending the practice of going up the military chain of command covering up or ignoring reported crimes. And it would make sexual harassment a crime in the uniform Code of Military justice. The legislation stalled in the Congress last year, but Congresswoman Spear
British Travel Industry Urges Swifter Reopening of Sector
"Allow more quarantine free travel and provide cash strapped businesses with much needed financial support Hundreds of industry workers, including travel agents, pilots and cabin crew from airlines, such as British Airways and easyJet. Gathered outside the parliament in London. There were other protests, and Edinburgh and Belfast Simon Marx reports. Today. The growing anger of the travel industry over the British government's failure so far to loosen restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated people from the UK and for fully vaccinated people wanting to visit the UK from overseas. Britain's airlines and holiday companies are holding a day of action on Wednesday. Calling on the government to take rapid action before it's too late to salvage the 2021 summer holiday season. The sands of Time are rapidly slipping through the hourglass, says Julie Low beside the chief executive of the Advantage Travel partnership. We have upset every part of the industry together, really try to in a united fashion make it very clear to government. The devastation has been caused offer an industry that's been shut down effective for 15 months, not also for businesses but also for people will have crew there. We've got different representatives of pilots will be coming along. We really need the government to listen to our society. 15 months an entire industries be shut down people losing their homes. People can't feed their family. We're at a real crisis point. And we need the government's who urgently look and understand at the devastation that's being caused. The British government says it is considering the possibility of giving fully vaccinated people more flexibility to travel. But only yesterday, the country's health secretary said it's too early to know how soon those changes might be implemented. Simon marks Washington. You're listening to the evening news on
Philippines' Duterte Will Not Cooperate With ICC Probe: Spokesman
"Rodrigo Duterte says he will never cooperate with a possible international criminal court investigation and to the thousands of killings under his anti drug crackdown. That's what Duterte spokesman says, calling an international inquiry insulting to the country's justice system. But human rights activists are welcoming the possible investigation as a long awaited step towards justice and accountability. Leading Duterte critic jailed opposition Senator Lila de Lima. Said the Philippine leader may now be harboring fears of being dragged in chains to the Hague to be tried as an enemy of mankind. Outgoing I C C Chief prosecutor But you Bensouda said that a preliminary examination found reason to believe crimes against humanity had been committed. During Duterte's crackdown on drugs between July 1st of 2016 and March 16th of 2019. Those dates covered the period between when Duterte launched his police enforce crackdown shortly after winning a six year presidential term and when he withdrew the Philippines From the International Criminal Court. Critics said at the time he was trying to avoid accountability Simon Marx reports in a major escalation between the court and the government in Manila. The Hague's top prosecutor says an investigation should go ahead over President Rodrigo Duterte extrajudicial war on drugs. Our correspondent
"pacifica" Discussed on KOMO
"Off regular sailing clearance prices exclusions apply. Homeowners time 6 24. We checked traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the fours, and we've got a big problem out there care we do. This is in Pacifica Long term crash. Unfortunately, it was a fatality crash north and 167 at Ellingson. It's still blocking the right lane. It's blocking the off ramp as well. You are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and barely moving from 5 12 into the area. This is starting to back up Westbound 4 10 is you're approaching that Valley Freeway. See using alternate route East Belly highways looking Fantastic West Valley Highway still pretty good as well, though it is slow between 24th and Jovita, and we have a new issue eastbound 5 12. At Pioneer. And so this is backing up the drive from the mall into the area, So it's just going to be this very heavy stretch out of Puyallup and into Pacific this morning north on I five is slow through Tacoma City Center, and then we have often on slowing starting a little bit south of Highway 18 continuing much of the way in to see Tak, the Seattle driver's busy from Michigan to Seneca North, found four or five slow from state route 1692, North East 30th. Our next Cuomo traffic at 6 34 Traffic Update from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. It was sponsored by Staples Stores says Staples has great deals on the hottest brands and must have gifts for working or learning from home shopping store. For pick or or pick up curbside at most stores and save big at Staples. Here's our forecast. We're in for another mostly sunny day today, but pretty windy, especially in the Cascade foothills. If you're in places like North Bend, even claw, especially around North Bend, looking for some gusts by this afternoon over 40.
"pacifica" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"I'm Lillington in New York Governor Gavin Newsom says California is seeing a sobering increasing corona virus cases but maybe partially linked to Halloween. Newsome warned that Corona virus case numbers that positivity rate hospitalizations and intensive care cases all have reached their highest levels in months. The positivity rate that's the number of people who test positive climb from 2.5% to 3.7% in about three weeks. Hospitalizations are up 29% over 14 Days, California is nearing too grim milestones, one million cases and 18,000 deaths. To Bay Area counties, Contra Costa and Santa Cruz have slid backwards on the state's rankings for successful control of the Corona virus. Contra Costa in Santa Cruz County slipped from Orange back to Red San Francisco has reversed some loosened restrictions again banning endure service of food at Restaurants and bars and restoring a 25% level of capacity limit to gyms and movie theatres. Plans for reopening high schools were put on hold. San Francisco has seen a 215% increase in covert 19 cases since early last month. Bay Area health officials are urging residents who travel outside the region to quarantine for two weeks upon their return and say, Ideally, they shouldn't go out of town. Health officials for 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties in the city of Berkeley expanded a recommendation last week by San Francisco, urging residents self quarantine when they returned home to try to prevent a spike in Corona virus cases. Santa Clara County Health officer Dr Sara Cody laid out the basic message of their statement. And it basically encourages people not to travel and strongly recommends that if people do travel when they come back, they stay home for 14 days. It is not a legal order of quarantine is a urging and a strong recommendation. The reason being that there's so much of this virus circulating on the last thing any of us want to do is to bring it into our communities where it will spread. The official said People who insist on getting together for the holidays should keep their visits outdoors lasting no more than two hours and include a maximum of three households and said higher risk activates off activities also include travelling on planes, buses, trains, public transportation or other shared vehicles. The face, Max. We're not worn at all times by everyone involved, and we will interrupt this newscast one more time to urge your financial support for the Pacifica Radio archives. Which does hold some 60,000 tapes, a taped history of Pacifica radio going back to 1949. They're in the process of saving those historic recordings by digitizing them. A CZ recordings featuring such historic figures is Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks, author James Baldwin,.
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"Projects across the country from pacifica radio KPFA Berkeley KPFK in Los Angeles this is the evening news I'm mark mark the white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd snack was arrested and charged with murder today and authorities imposed an overnight curfew to try to stem three nights of often destructive protests that left dozens of stores burned and looted Derek Chau van was charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in that case he was also accused of ignoring another officer at the scene who expressed concerns about the black man as he lay handcuffed on the ground bleeding that he could not breathe Floyd had been arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill and a small grocery store an attorney for Floyd's family welcomed the arrest but said he expected a more serious murder charge and once all four officers involved in the incident arrested Hennepin county attorney Mike Freeman said more charges were possible he said the investigation into the three other officers continues but authorities felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator okay thanks Katie that reports on Monday Minneapolis police officer Derek child intended George Floyd to the ground for around eight minutes well Floyd pleaded for error until he fell unconscious Floyd died in police custody the Hennepin county attorney Mike Freeman announced today that child been has been arrested and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter I'm here to announce that former Minneapolis police officer Jr chopping is in custody former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chapman has been charged by the head of the county attorney's office with murder and with manslaughter Chapman's arrest marks an abrupt change from Freeman's statement yesterday when he said there was a quote other evidence that does not support a criminal charge and quote for childhood if convicted of child and could spend more than twelve years in prison as Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommended twelve and a half years for the murder count and four years for the manslaughter conviction records show the child and had previously opened fire on two people and had nearly twenty complaints in two letters of reprimand filed against him during his time working as a police officer childhood and Floyd had both worked as bouncers at the same night club the owner of the nightclub said she was not sure whether or not they knew each other but said that child and would respond aggressively when fights broke out during the club's African American dance nights she said he would pepper spray everyone in the crowd a tactic the owner told him was quote unquote over kill children along with three other officers involved in the arrest were fired on Tuesday the other officers present have not yet been arrested or charged following Floyd's death protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis to demand justice for Floyd on the third night of demonstrations protesters torched a police station that the department had abandoned earlier in the evening by the morning nearly every building in the shopping district around the abandoned police station had been damaged burned or looted dozens.
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"Of delays from pacifica radio KPFA in Berkeley KPFK in Los Angeles this is the evening news I'm mark Merkel president trump today threatened to use his executive power to force both chambers of Congress to adjourn if the Senate did not confirm his nominees for vacancies across the administration trump during a corona virus briefing in the rose garden offered a lengthy diatribe against what he described as congressional obstruction and argued confirming his nominees was more urgent than ever amid the virus pandemic the Senate should either fulfill its duty and vote on my nominees or should formally adjourned so that I can make recess appointments we have a tremendous number of people that have to come into government and now more so than ever before because of the virus and the problem we have to do it and we have to do whatever we have to do they've made it very very difficult to run government I don't think any administration is done anywhere near what we've done in three and a half years but every block every week they put up roadblocks whether it's Russia Russia Russia well whether it's impeachment hoax or whatever it may be it's always road blocks and a waste of time if the house will not agree to that a German I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress the current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis it is a scam at the same time trump was complaining about the lack of sufficient action on his nominees he boasted about the record number of confirmations he's had been able to make to the federal judiciary lawmakers in both chambers are not expected to return to the capitol until may fourth both the house and the Senate have begun conducting pro forma sessions in the meantime that means the Senate is technically in session and trump cannot make any recess appointments article two section three of the constitution grants trump the power to on extraordinary occasions convene at both houses or either of them and in case of disagreement between them with respect to the time of the journey meant he may adjourn them to such a time as he shall think proper that means in order for the president to step in and dismissed both the G. O. P. controlled Senate but have to a journal of the democratic led house objected Senate Democrats also have procedural tools to prevent the Senate from adjourning meanwhile trump said today he's prepared to announce new guidelines allowing some states to quickly ease up on social distancing even as business leaders told him they need more corona virus testing and personal protective equipment before people can go safely back to work the industry executives cautioned trump that the return to normalcy will be anything but swift the new guidelines expected to be announced by trump tomorrow are aimed at clearing the way for an easing of restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus while keeping them in place in harder hit places the ultimate decision will be will remain with the governors trump said will be opening some states much sooner than others and he warned governors of consequences if you didn't like what they're doing and if we're not happy we'll take very strong action against a state or a governor of we're not happy with the job of governors so we will let them know about it and as you know we have very strong action we can take including a closed down but we don't want to do that we're working with the governors are working closely with the governor's relationship has been very good vice presidents had a lot of conversations over the last two weeks with either fifty or almost fifty governors and every conversation and they've been really positive conversations we have the right to do whatever we want but we wouldn't do that but no we would have the right to close down.
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"From pacifica radio KPFA Berkeley KPFK in Los Angeles this is the evening news I'm mark America with corona virus deaths climbing rapidly in New York governor Andrew Cuomo today announced he will use his authority to seize the ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them we know where we are running out of ventilators and we could have people dying because there were no ventilators but there are hospitals in other parts of the state that have ventilators that they're not using I'm just not going to allow us to go there I think it would be wholly irresponsible so I'm going to sign an executive order that says the state can take ventilators and P. P. from institutions that don't need them now and redeploy them to other parts of the state and other hospitals that do need them Cuomo said that he will eventually return the equipment or compensate the owners an estimated there could be several hundred excess ventilators the number of reported coronavirus cases in New York surpassed a hundred thousand if New York or a country it would have the fourth largest number of cases after the U. S. Italy and Spain New York deaths reached more than twenty nine hundred nearly doubling in the last three days in New York City nearly fifty thousand infections were reported fifteen hundred deaths the Javits convention center which was supposed to be used for non coronavirus cases only is now accepting patients with covert nineteen the hospital ship the mercy is still only accepting non coronavirus cases New York City mayor bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle the surgeon coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country where virus cases are now or soon will overwhelm the existing healthcare systems this country is not in position to deal with this crisis going forward whatever we seen up till now I'm guaranteeing you that next week is going to be a lot tougher I say that with no joy I'm saying it to trying jolts our national leaders into understanding that next week in New York City is going to be very tough next week in New York state in Detroit and New Orleans and a lot of other places the military is fully mobilized and we create something we've never had before which is some kind of national enlistment of medical personnel moves to the most urgent needs in the country constantly if we don't have that we're going to see a hospital simply unable to handle so many people who could be saved a New York times breakdown comparing the infection and death rates among states showed New York with an infection rate of five point five hundred twenty four cases per one hundred thousand people New Jersey was next with three hundred thirty seven per one hundred thousand the figure for California as twenty nine per one hundred thousand president Donald Trump today announced new federal guidelines recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus trouble immediately said he had no intention of following bad advice himself the new guidance from the centers for disease control and prevention encourages people especially in areas hit hard by the spread of corona virus to use rudimentary coverings like T. shirts bandannas and non medical masks to cover their faces while outdoors trump exempted himself from his administration's own guidelines saying he could not envision himself covering his face while sitting in the oval office greeting world leaders it's a recommendation they recommend it trump said I just don't want to wear one myself the new guidance announced as states are bracing for critical shortfalls like those that other parts of the world of experience raises concerns that it could cause a sudden run on masks trump and other administration officials sought to minimize any burden by stressing the recommendations did not amount to requirements and that a variety of homemade coverings were acceptable federal officials said that surgical masks and N. ninety five respirators should not be should be left for those on the frontlines of fighting the spread of the infection likewise bay area public health officials have now issued a new recommendation that people cover their faces with cloth coverings when leaving their homes to go grocery shopping or to the doctor or the pharmacy the advisory suggests using brain damage or fabric masks but says people should not use and ninety five or surgical masks needed by health care providers and first responders the advisory says more data has emerged about how people with mild or no symptoms of covered nineteen can be infectious and there may be potential benefit to all people covering their nose and mouth to contain droplets while in public health officials say they continue to stress that staying home frequent hand washing and physical distancing of the best ways to prevent the spread of the disease the top leaders in Congress made it clear today there will be another coronavirus rescue package as the stark need for more aid to fight the pandemic of the resulting economic crisis as a parent and a chef Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with the Associated Press that healthcare must be at the top of the list house speaker Nancy Pelosi said today the next coronavirus aid bill should be built on the bipartisan relief bills that Congress has passed so far rather than a broader democratic agenda items the leader's remarks signaled a potential new opening for Congress to work together to fight the pandemic more than a million people could soon be swamping the affordable care act's health insurance marketplaces as employers lay off staff during the corona virus pandemic the insurance markets are a backbone of the Obama era long the president trump tried to demolish after entering office they are now seen as the key option to help protect people from devastating medical bills while they search for another job and new health care coverage the acting navy secretary says he fired the captain of the U. S. navy aircraft carrier which was facing a growing outbreak of the corona virus on his ship Thomas Mosley said the ship's commander captain Brett crozier demonstrated extremely poor judgment by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people allowing it to go public it is not an indictment of character but rather of judgment well I do take issue with the validity of some of the points in caps and closures letter he was absolutely correct in raising them it was a way in which she did it by not working through and with his striker commander to develop a strategy to resolve the problems he raised by not sending a letter to and through his chain of command and to people outside his chain of command by not protecting the sensitive nature of the infant information contained within the letter lawmakers immediately denounce my least decision to remove crozier a ship commander senator Jack reed the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said he told Miley that navy leaders must make it clear that the decision to fire crozier doesn't inhibit others from taking steps to protect their sailors and marines read said the incident raised critical questions about the navy's strategy to combat the virus across the fleet crozier in his memo raised warnings that the ship was facing a growing outbreak of the corona virus and asked for permission to isolate the bulk of his crew members on shore an extraordinary move to take the carrier out of duty in an effort to save lives he said that removing all but ten percent of the crew would be a necessary risk to stop the spread of the virus crozier said we are not at war sailors do not need to die reporter Simon marks has more.
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"Now help is on the way and we will not stop working until we see our nation through this time thanks to ordinary challenge king for pacifica radio news KPFA I'm Christopher Martinez under the terms of the pending legislation single Americans would receive a twelve hundred dollar check in the mail in the coming weeks married couples will get twenty four hundred and five hundred dollars per child undocumented immigrants would be excluded it's not immediately clear whether immigrants with the authority to work in the United States Army included and whether they would run afoul of the so called public charge role if they take the federal aid the package would help replace the salaries of furloughed workers for four months they would receive whatever amount as state usually provides for unemployment plus a six hundred dollar per week add on with gig workers covered for the first time other provisions include a hundred and fifty billion dollars for state and local stimulus funds a hundred thirty billion dollars for hospitals a three hundred sixty seven billion dollar loan program for small businesses and five hundred billion dollars for the treasury department to make loans loan guarantees and investments in large industries including fifty billion for the airline industry the paths for passage of the Senate bill and the house of representatives with its democratic majority remains unclear John Nichols is national correspondent for the nation magazine hello city has said grudgingly that the house will probably sign up sign off on this or will you know that this is gonna this will be agreed to and my sense is that that's probably true because of the sense of urgency but there's going to be a push and pull out this this is not you know I I want to help people understand that we'll see how smoothly it goes over the next day or so the the this safety valve if you will find some of this is that there's a proposal now for another house bills close he's got in other people house putting something together with a ton of necessary stuff because the Senate bill is hugely insufficient and a whole bunch of areas there's tremendous there's tremendous vulnerability in the system and he's like a brother bill billion broadband at a time when everybody's working from home there's a lot that has to be done there you know shoring up the postal service there's still a lot that has to be done there you know there are disagreements between the house and the Senate on a on a number of these oversight issues as well as on on some of the pain issues and so the bottom line is that what we are likely to see is a house agreement to this because of the urgency of the moment because there is as dean well points out some good stuff in there but that will only happen because this ought not to be seen if indeed that happens that will only happen because it's not not be seen as the end of the process but rather as you know hello because we've had several bills come through the leaders the third still to come through and then we will likely see a port and it will be necessary I cannot begin to emphasize to you this this still should be seen as cautious and say it is because there's some stuff that doesn't fit in this category they should be seen as the business bill dean Baker is a senior economist for the Washington center for economic studies and policy research and a professor at the university of Utah bakers and threw sand stick about much of the Senate bill but says the five hundred billion dollar slush fund for bailouts for big business is an outrage this is totally unjustified it's you know they did this is just being sold on the slide at all these companies are going to go out of business and all their workers will be laid off we know we made provisions for the workers so this slush fund is totally unjustified and you know the stories the Democrats are saying all we're gonna have all this great oversight I'm kind of have you people been in Washington for the last three years they speak in your face on oversight just yesterday Donald Trump was telling the governors that if they want me they have to be nice to him the idea that they're going to cooperate with whoever's doing the oversight it is absurd this is like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football we're Lucy tells Charlie Brown in advance I'm gonna pulled away at the last minute you're gonna fall on your rear and Charlie Brown goes ahead and run some cakes anyhow it is just incredible democratic.
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"Looking for pacifica radio news I'm Christopher Martinez the government of Denmark is trying to protect workers from mass layoffs due to the corona virus with a proposal for private companies the Danish government is offering to pay seventy five percent of workers salaries if the company's promise not to lay them off companies would still have to pay the remaining twenty five percent workers would be required to take five vacation days Denmark is one of the world's wealthiest countries with a population of less than six million people reported infections of the corona virus and the rest of the world overtook those in China Spain officially became the fourth most infected country in the world surpassing South Korea the number of infections in Spain increased overnight by roughly twenty percent to nearly ninety two hundred and included the Spanish prime minister's wife the number of fatalities rose to three oh nine only China Italy and Iran have more confirmed cases of covered nineteen among the most drastic measures around the globe the Swiss city state of Geneva banned gatherings of more than five people although exceptions were made for business meetings that followed public health rules France and the UK followed other European countries and deciding to limit people's movements as the European Union considered closing its external borders to foreign travelers today on national governments across Europe and taken a range of measures to contain the virus from moving into and within their borders the twenty seven European Union member states are looking at closing the E. U.'s external borders to most foreign travelers Nick Harper reports the European Union has proposed a ban on all nonessential travel into Europe for thirty days to slow the spread of coronavirus under the plan visitors from non E. U. states would not be able to enter the block with the exception of E. U. citizens and their families cross border commuters all health care professionals us live on the land is the president of the European Commission we proposed to introduce a temporary restriction on non essential travel to the European Union why that's because we think nonessential travel should be reduced right now too in order to not to spread the virus further be it within the European Union or by leaving the European Union but also to avoid non essential travels not to have more potential strain on our health care system on a copper motion to the proposed travel restrictions will be put to the bloc's twenty seven national leaders at a summit to be held via video conference tomorrow Germany has largely closed its borders with its five neighboring countries Germany now has forty five hundred confirmed cases of covered nineteen iris Spencer has the story from Frankfort Germany will control its borders with France Austria Denmark Switzerland and Luxembourg like Germany those countries have also seen a rapid rise in the spread of corona virus in the past week normally there are no border controls within the European union's twenty six members sang in area however Germany's interior minister said the flow of goods and commerce won't be affected and commuters will still be able to cross the borders to get to work the country is also shut down all schools and large public gatherings in several regions have announced further restrictions on bars restaurants and other spaces I read that Sir Berlin Russia has closed its borders with China and Belarus Russian officials report only sixty three cases of the corona virus but observers believe the toll was likely to be much higher Julia Chapman reports from Moscow almost all of Russia's land borders have now been closed to travelers as part of measures against corona virus but flights are still continuing from abroad into the capital Moscow attendance at Russian schools is now optional authorities have refrained from closing them all together prime minister me how misuse and says the government will spend some four billion U. S. dollars to support the country's economy during the pandemic the government has denied that it is downplaying the number of infections in Russia some have raised doubts over how one of China's neighbors and largest trading partners could have such low numbers Julia Chapman Moscow the British government is asking manufacturers including Ford and rolls Royce to shift production to make ventilators for coronavirus patients permissible as Johnson was to hold a conference call with industry leaders about turning over some of their production to essential medical equipment the health secretary said Britain has about five thousand ventilators would need to many times more than that hand sanitizer because it contains alcohol is considered contraband in prisons making it harder to prevent the spread of the corona virus if it strikes inside Brian Bernard reports prisons can be incubators for spreading the coronavirus an applicant's say officials need to take more measures to prevent the infection from spreading behind bars federal and most state prisons including those in Maryland have banned visits to keep inmates safe but Tyrone Walker formally incarcerated associate with the justice policy institute says that's not enough he says officials need to end overcrowding and give parole to the elderly to keep incarcerated people save people currently incarcerated house on top of each of the mansion as well the corona virus you are given you know they have some space where does not allow for your customers most of Americans incarcerated populations in state facilities the Maryland correctional department said no coronavirus cases have been reported in its jails and prisons but no inmates have been tested of the more than two million incarcerated people in the U. S. about a hundred sixty five thousand or fifty five or older those older people are particularly vulnerable to cope with nineteen virus people in jail in prison also are more likely to report having a chronic condition or infectious disease according to the bureau of justice statistics Walker points out the prisons should consider releasing older incarcerated people with high risk factors one of the things that the president can do we should release those were considered geriatric within their population there's no risk to public safety and they can be safely released back into the communities Maryland imprisons three thousand people age fifty and older and nearly one thousand who are sixty or older as of Sunday no states have reported corona virus outbreaks at any prison in the United States public news service die I am Bernard San Francisco mayor London breed has announced a moratorium on residential evictions related to financial impacts caused by the pandemic breed invokes the power she assumed under the local emergency she declared last month the moratorium will prevent the addiction of any San Francisco resident due to a loss of income related to a business closure loss of hours or wages layoffs or out of pocket medical costs caused by the covert nineteen pandemic San Francisco lawmakers assembly member Phil ting and senator Scott Wiener are calling for temporary state wide measures banning addictions and foreclosures of those affected by the coronavirus tenants rights groups argue it is also unsafe for many people especially those who are elderly or immune in Munich compromised to appear in crowded courts to defend against their addictions homeless rights activists are urging an end to sweeps of homeless encampments and a moratorium on RV and.
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"Is prone to factionalism there are you know there are you gauge months regularly that focus less on building a shift occur as a product and network and warrant scoring points against the other political opponents opponents of the proposed bylaws say that they're anti democratic they argue that the new bylaws would severely reduce representation give more power to the appointed at large directors in the elected station directors and severely curtail the voice of staff members currently each local station board is required to maintain a certain number of staff representatives including a staff delegate to be a part of the national board of directors that practice would end with the dissolution of local station boards and opposed by laws would ban staff members from being nominated to the board of directors Anthony fast is a former anchor for KPFA news and is currently the producer for project censored fast said that if accepted the proposed bylaws would fundamentally damage the pacifica foundation's progressive democratic spirit under the new plan replacement plan that is there only be one representative per station so that's a that's a huge step back because you have only one representative per station and then there goes representation there goes the opportunity for for contradicting voices to be heard and I thought that's what the network should really be about Susan this still is a member of KPFA local station board there is a member of the pacifica restructuring project that devised the proposed bylaws she said that the current system is already under the credit as regular members have no way of voting for the national board of directors but can only vote for their local board members she also said the local board elections have become overly contentious and fractional iced and winning a seat now involves spending thousands of dollars origin partition flakes DeSylva said of the proposed by laws might have less representation but it would be more direct you may think that that sales western democratic on their list people that in fact I think that the democracy will be enhanced by the electorate voting for that person directly to go on to the board instead of voting for someone local.
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"What's in the news and what should be politics technology presents police what's happening at city hall and at the state house in Washington and in the streets that starting at seven AM right after democracy now on up front contributors and members of KPFA and other pacifica radio stations should receive their ballots for an ongoing election that will decide the way the largest progressive radio network in the country is run up for a vote or propose new rules that would fundamentally change the foundation's governance cutting the size of the pacifica national board in half and changing the way its members are selected critics of the proposed bylaws fear they would gut the democratic process at the heart of the organization supporters argue the current system of governance is incapable of dealing with the urgent financial and systemic problems the pacifica foundation faces Scott Bob reports significant changes may be in the works for KP phase parent company the pacifica foundation depending on the outcome of this month to vote on the organization's bylaws the election period began last month and ends March nineteenth the concerned proposed bylaws that would significantly change the seventy year old foundations governments under the current by laws which were enacted in two thousand and one but given his board of directors is composed of twenty two members elected out of the local station boards for from the station and two from the one hundred eighty station affiliate network the proposed new bylaws would replace that system with an eleven member board of directors with the five stations electing a single representative each who will be joined by a six at large directors the proposed bylaws themselves names six individuals who would serve as the first and large directors after which they would be chosen by the board of directors itself the new rules would also increase the term length of the directors from one year to three years and they will do away with the local station boards or LSPs bill Fletcher junior is the host of a rise on W. P. F. W. Pacific as Washington DC station he said that he believes the proposed bylaws are needed because the current board of directors has too many members in the current system is an untenable way to run any organization the current by laws make the organization can affect unconquerable chaotic it.
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"The. Brown. Pacifica. This is democracy now. News Donbass conclusion may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side by side in their efforts to Scher liberties in respect to traditional family lifestyles respect to God, our creator against gender ideology, or the politically correct attitudes and against fake news, Brazil's far-right precedent. Former army captain j or sonata makes his first trip to the White House where he was warmly received by President Trump. You look at the network. You look at the news. You look at the news casts. I call it fake news. Very proud to hear the president used the term fake news. Trump vowed to strengthen economic and military ties with Brazil as the two leaders discussed their push for gene change in. Venezuela. To topple nNcholas Maduro. We'll get the latest then we look at the torture, machine racism and police violence in Chicago, we cannot count it's torture in this country, or by this country, and intil all people who torture and all those people who are responsible for torturing brought to Justice, the conscience of Chicago and the conscience of this country cannot be cleanse we'll speak to longtime civil rights Turney, Flint Taylor of the people's law office in Chicago about his new book, the torture machine will also speak with Rutgers professor Lilia Fernandez, author of Brown in the windy city. All that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report, I made me Goodman, President Trump hosted bristles far-right precedent. Former army captain j your Bill sonata with the White House, Tuesday sonata has been dubbed the Trump of the tropics Trump announced he would designate Brazil, a major non-nato ally. Opening the door for Brazil to receive more US military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil could even become a member of NATO the two leaders. Both criticized what they call the fake news and discussed increasing efforts to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office, President Trump threaten to further intensify crippling US sanctions on Venezuela, which is already facing a humanitarian crisis. But we really haven't done the really tough sanctions yet. We can do the tough sanctions at all options are open. So we may be doing that. But we haven't done the toughest of sanctions as you know. We'll have more on Brazil after headlines major blow for immigrant rights. The supreme court ruled the governor. Can detain immigrants with past criminal records indefinitely without due process. Even decades after their convictions, the five to four ruling Tuesday in favor of the government centers around a nineteen ninety six law that allows him Gration officials to take immigrants into custody after they're released from jail, but without specifying timeframe, the you which brought the case on behalf of immigrants affected by the law said, quote, the supreme court has endorsed the most extreme interpretation of immigration detention statutes allowing mass incarceration of people without any hearing simply because they're defending themselves against deportation charge will continue to fight the gross overuse of detention in the immigration system. Unquote, forty year old Mexican migrant died in L Paso, Texas, while in the custody of customs and border protection. Monday officials say the unnamed man was brought in for medical care and diagnosed with flu like symptoms liver and.
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