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Colts' Carson Wentz, Ryan Kelly, Zach Pascal Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List
"Carson Wentz, wide receiver Zach Pasco and Senator Ryan Kelly have all been placed on the Covid list and will miss the next five days of practice after being deemed close contacts of someone who has covid 19, meaning all three players are unvaccinated Wentz just returned to the practice field after missing close to a month. With a foot injury, meaning Jacob season will get first team reps this week under center for Indianapolis.
"pasco" Discussed on Florida Matters
"I was a kid so is there any kind of of recourse for folks who end up on one of these lists family members of people who ended up on one of these list and Are facing this kind of almost harassment from from pasco deputies. Not that we know of out and in fact we ask some experts to review the program for us in one of the things that they pointed to as as problematic was that there was really no recourse. There was no way for somebody to challenge. Whether or not you know and they. They meant the bill for being a prolific offender For challenging their inclusion on the list and there was really no specified path to getting off of the list in many cases people didn't even know that ballistic existed or that they themselves member of their family. Were on it. How did sheriff nocco and other officials in pasco respond when you you took their your reporting to them and said hey this is what's going on with this program. Yeah the sheriff's office. We reached out to the sheriff very early on in our reporting. Let them know that we were interested in looking into this program and asked for an interview. The declined as we were a little bit later in our reporting we circled back to share with them our findings and they said that they really stand behind this program. They said that other agencies raising similar techniques and they pretty much said that what we were were describing as harassment families were describing as harassment was really nothing more than basic law enforcement functions. They gave us some statistics that showed that there had been a drop in burglaries larcenies auto thefts since the program began and pointed to that as a sign that the program had been successful But when we zoomed out in tried to crime trends in other out of the surrounding areas That weren't using the same types of programs. The trends were the same so that suggests to us that the trends they were seeing in in pasco might not have been specifically because of this program..
"pasco" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Do the training so that everybody within the department lived and breathed this loss v You know in these practices told that this kind of the senior people in the agency would get quizzed all the time on whether or not they understood the philosophy and you know if they could repeat the practices and speak to their importance. You know everybody in agency was being trained on it. So i think you're you're right that yes. It was really a a sprawling thing and it kind of had had tentacles in all different parts of the agency to Just it was originally built as a kind of a program that would combat property crime because that was a huge problem but as the years went on and this became more of an integral part of the agency the intelligence led policing apparatus did spread into other pieces of the agency. So we know that there was a behavioral health team that was kind of using some of these intelligence led policing strategies and tactics in their practices. To and that the agency was thinking about taking intelligence led policing and bringing into the violent crimes Arenas well did pasco. Deputies have targets or quotas that they had to meet in terms of the number of contacts that they had with with With people who are on these lists we heard them some supervisors who said that. They felt intense pressure to make as many contacts as possible as far as actual quotas. I don't know if there was an actual number. We were never able to get it. That but Several people said there was a lot of pressure. You're listening to florida matters. I'm bradley george. We're speaking with tampa bay times reporter. Kathleen mcgrory about the papers. Investigation into a predictive policing program in pasco county sheriff's office continues to defend that program. You can read their response to the times. Investigation at w. us news dot org. We'll continue our conversation in just moment. This is florida matters on w. usf eighty nine point seven. I'm bradley george today. We're talking about a controversial predictive policing program used by the pasco county sheriff's office a team of investigative reporters at the tampa bay times recently won a pulitzer prize for their work. Uncovering problems with the program. Let's get back to my conversation with reporter kathleen mcgrory so your your your first story in this series for the times you you profile some of the people who ensnared in this program and i want you to talk about one of them tell me about tammy heileman story and how. She ended up being a part of this. Yeah tanny hillman She kind of learned about intelligence led policing because her son was getting in trouble when he was a teenager. He got arrested on a number of occasions. The end deputies were always showing up to their home to to do these checks on him so they would show up in the early morning they would show up in the middle of the night. There would be multiple deputies and they would just come Extensively to check on her son but after some time you know she said started to relieve. Feel like harassment. So michelle that her. Her younger children Her daughters were starting to become very fearful of the police because they were just always at the house And often for a reason. I had mentioned earlier that we spoke to somebody who had gotten conformance stations for having chickens in the backyard that she was using because she liked having fresh eggs That was telling..
"pasco" Discussed on Florida Matters
"We heard from other deputies that they would go out and essentially look for reasons to give tickets to people who were on the list Again kind of as part of that whole we're going to be hyper hyper aggressive. It you make this list. And that was when people who were targeted in their family members and neighbors really started to raise questions about the style of policing and a number of juveniles under the age of eighteen have been targeted or ensnared in in this program and that is because the sheriff's office has been data information about students in the pasco county school system. How did pasco schools get involved with his intelligence police program. So here's the thing as it's been described to these are actually two different programs kind of the general intelligence led policing program with these prolific offenders as their term for people who wind up on the list and and we were ultimately able to obtain the list of prolific offenders. From the sheriff's office there were about thousand people on it and at least one in ten were kids. It was kind of hard for us to tell who was a juvenile when they were targeted because the sheriff's office didn't tell us when people were added to the list so we just tied the names of everybody who had ever been novelist. And how will they are currently But we know that at least one in ten were eighteen years older younger also under the umbrella of this intelligence led policing effort. Was another program going on where the sheriff's office was actually mining data from the pasco county school district so they were looking at school grades looking at attendance records looking at student discipline on the kind of sucking that information up into a different algorithm and they were marrying it with information coming from the child welfare system that said if children have experienced traumatic events in their lives. I had parents who had substance abuse issues if they had been abused or neglected etcetera. We're using all of that information to create a separate list of school children who they thought were likely to become career criminals down the line. You know we really weren't able to figure out if there was any crossover between who were on the two lists if you will because we weren't able to obtain the list of of school children But it did raise some really interesting and important questions about why they were collecting that data whether it was legal for them to be collecting that data from the school district. And frankly how they were using it. So this just sounds like a sprawling enterprise for the pasco sheriff's office to be involved in. Because i imagine you've gotta have a whole apparatus of people who are gathering this data and analyzing it and then it filters down to officers on the beat who are expected to go out and check on these people and see if they're if they're engaging in criminal behavior. Yeah absolutely what. If one of the things that chris nocco sought to do when he became. Sheriff was to really make this concept of intelligence led policing as as pasco really developed to make that style of policing kind of the backbone of the entire agency so he applied for federal grant. Money to build up kind of intelligence led policing department if you will to higher analysts to by the computer equipment to really beef up the networks but then also to.
"pasco" Discussed on Florida Matters
"Welcome to florida matters. I'm bradley george. It's an idea straight out of science fiction predicting crime before it happens. Remember the tom cruise movie minority report well about a decade ago. Pasco county sheriff. Chris nocco adopted. something called. Predictive policing is to use data to stop potential offenders before they commit crimes deputies pay frequent visits to the homes of residents were deemed prolific offenders. Many included on the list were children after a tampa bay times.
Entrepreneur Ryan Berman on The Beauty of Marketing Today in Telling Your Story
"When you think about the branding of the creative process it always starts with what we call a strategic brief and it's just like what it sounds it's short and strategic and then off of that. Hopefully there's an insight there that we can run with So for for california right. It's it's a destination of its destination. Maybe it's a real city that's one place. We explore then down the rabbit hole. You go again it. A lot of this comes down to just pure trust with your client to do. They know you have their best intentions and again go back to behavior change so That's really what is this. A strategy components while we do there's an allegation component of what we do and then there's an execution component to what we do and they're all very very different parts of the process. I'm sure there's been great ideas we'll never know about because he just the execution was so shitty that it's a slight while that could have been a funny idea but you know the money wasn't there that in get like the cast in it wrong or the language is wrong or they tried to say everything at once and i think it's like that's where the discipline with creativity really comes in and like what works on you. And how do i get you to the next part of the story And i think that's the beauty of of marketing. Today is are so many places where you could tell your story. Maybe you tell the first inning of your stories since we talked about baseball already the first thing it could be a content piece on you to try to get somebody laugh on social the you drive them into an experience they you know they pasco if they want to learn more than what's the next part of the experience in the next video or the next maybe website. That's the beauty marketing today. And i think brand lives in all those
Christina Coleman - Beyond Bitcoin
"What was your take on. Bitcoin in terms of was it. Like is it a money to use in also the underlying technology of blockchain that you like what. How different are you know. What what what interests you about bitcoin. Or or blockchain lesson. I'm going to be completely honest with you. People in america. We don't have the best history. Okay and a lot of the wealth. Doubts been created out to the giant corporations through these banking families was created off the back of my ancestor. So like i'm. I'm not going to sugar coat that so for me. It's this is a way for to put power back into the hands of people and to put value back into the hands of people that we don't need to go through third party so one that's like you know that's awesome. I believe I think the flip side of that is in. Listen i'm i'm showing my real self a there's also a cynical part. Where was this just a way to get everybody on the same page and then bankers come in and try to take over anyway. Which i've been reading in the federal reserve so so yeah it's it's just one of those things where just like it's it's is gonna take the world by storm and rather know even if it's a little bit about it then just be got the wayside exactly so it's an opportunity read. I think for all of us to have a self sovereign kind of ownership in our own. You know type of currency as opposed to always obviously county on the dollar but bitcoin gives us opportunities to own our own stuff. You take control back. And i kind of really risa right. And the fact that like you know this this world is so it's like a universe. I constantly growing his concert expanding. And so i like you can literally have a product or service and create your own blockchain for people to use an exchange with you. And i think that's really dove and so what's your what's your take over the last. I guess couple years so you caught win at the hype which we all did. That's when we kick this kick off our news venture around that time in and we were kind of like all right a lot of lot of at the time. The narrative was scams and fraud on the technology. Pardon not delivering product and code in our thought was like there's something here We decided to invest in it a knowing that we were so early on all this risk and you know not sure of the direction. In kind of the the infrastructure of blockchain had was just forming although blockchain in general the components to blockchain chromatography and mike distributed systems is been around for for for decades. So what has been your experience. I guess from from then until now and two thousand seventeen was the hype like completely tanked. What were you going to do. What kind of emotions like were you. Just still intrigued. Were like you know what i'm going to stick with. Obviously you did. I'm gonna stick with this and here. We are in twenty twenty right so was it was up and down and all around. And now we're having this crazy bull run and and we'll get into the trading competition after like your experience there but what's been going through your mind over the last three years. Sure i mean literally. It wasn't until this year that i picked picked up and reinvesting in bitcoin rain and it more so just came from like over the past years. I will check my coin based and things like that. But i had other things going on so i wasn't actively looking at it but for me and just even the past like since i've really been trading more so looked at stocks have done stock options trading and things like that but now it's like okay that that banking world is finicky right now so Like what can i. What can i invest in. And i started like re reinvesting in bitcoin and just reading up on bitcoin crypto l. and Looking at the other blockchain technologies that came out and And even just looking at tracking every day. Just being able to actually see those movements. Like i remember jessica thirteen thousand now. Zeman is between like nineteen seventeen thousand pasco a day soldiers. It is even cool to dishes. Visually be a part of seen especially the projections over the next couple of years. So it's just cool to even like visually be a part of that and and know that the shifts are happening. I'm like watching happen and being a part of it happen.
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"W F L A Pasco News Radio W F L A 99.1 FM Yeah, It's 5 24 on a M. Tampa Bay and Michael Bauer, NBC News Radio's on board here and Michael. A lot of people are really concerned. Super Bowl coming in here is gonna be a super spreader. Right? Remember. Remember when we were looking back at Thanksgiving, and we're getting warnings from health officials about Hey, don't don't have big family gatherings. Keep it very tight that keep it low key that that could be coming Super spreader event We started to see numbers rise after the Thanksgiving break and people traveling mainly because there was an element of this. You know, this cabin fever that we were experiencing, having been in lockdown for awhile. We wanted to see family and friends. And then Christmas rolled around. It was the same thing will keep in mind. We're just now starting to plateau on numbers in this country that came because of those events again. We're not talking about like a massive concert. Some blaze that you know, 20,000 people went to we're talking about friends and family gathering for events would be normally considered relatively safe. But in this Copa Day and age And now with the variants that we're seeing in this cove a day and age, that's where you're getting the warnings from health officials to stay away from large Super Bowl parties just lay low and cool. It was the warning that came from Dr Anthony Fauci, pointing out that partying with people you don't necessarily know particularly well. It just could have been invited to the party and showed up there could expose you to the infection and at a point right now, where things are going well We're starting to level off plateau off. It's still incredibly high numbers. But we're Platt toeing off the end of the day here is that you just don't know who may infect you, and that this has historically been a situation where we've had passed, improvements become derailed because of gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas and possibly even the Super Bowl here. Michael, I'm not so well as far as Tampa Bay is concerned. I'm not worried about leaving up to the big game. Because everything I've been to has been socially distance has been hand sanitizer. It's been really great. They've all the efforts. Coordination between the NFL in the city attempt has been fantastic. My concern for us is If the box win and most the Bucks fans aren't going to be it at Raymond James Stadium watching the game. My concern for us in the city here is that the streets are just gonna be flooded after a victory in celebration. Exactly. That's that's going to be a very frightening element to this, and I know that that's something that you know you've seen concerns over that going forward here is well that that's when you get into those situations and very rarely. I'm not going to say they wouldn't happen there in Tampa Bay after a win, but Very rarely those fans they're wearing masks. So, yes, you're getting into a situation where that could certainly pump things up and and let's not forget the variants that we currently have in this country. We don't know necessarily a ton about the UK version. We're just hearing now from the CDC yesterday could end up being deadlier than we expected it, Woz We know that some of the various and I hear today from the UK itself. They're about 4000 different variants across the globe out there. Some of them are farm or and this is a least what we know from in this country for more You could be turning that into a much larger super spreader event with the variance. So yes, there's that. But then you know the other part that these health officials want to be clear on any number of people that are having large Super Bowl parties. That same kind of spreading could be going on. So that's where you need to be understanding of the increased risk. And some of the health officials, you know, like New York City's health advisers indicating the best way to think about this for everybody is the safest thing to do is the plan that the assumption that there are just more cases and variants than we know about? Go out there? Thing about that. When you're heading out, the parties were thinking about going out into the streets after a big victory. Maybe that will make you think twice about where you actually stand and where this code it could really kind of take a big toll going into the next weeks and or months. Yeah, You gotta wear those masks and Mayor Castor in Tampa's saying Everybody's gotta wear them everywhere all the time, Outdoors and indoors and anyway, Michael, Thanks for joining us this morning, we'll talk to you.
Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars
"When did you first fall in love with robotics or even computer science more general computer science. I at a fairly young age. Robotics happened much later. I think my first interesting introduction to computers was in the late eighty s When we got our first computer. I think it was an an. Ibm i think ibm at. Remember those things that had like a turbo button in the frontier precedent. You'll make make the thing goes faster. Did they already have floppy disks. Yeah the the the five point four inch once. I think there's a bigger inch so good when something than five inches and three inches. I that was five. Maybe before that was the giant plates than it didn't get that but it was definitely not the not the three inch ones anyway so that you know we got that computer. I spent the first Few months just know playing video games as you would expect. I got bored of that So i started messing around and trying to figure out how to make the thing. Do other stuff got into Exploring programming and a couple of years later. It got to a point where i actually wrote a game. A lot of games and game developer japanese developer actually offered to buy it from me for a few hundred bucks. But you know for for a kid in russia. The big deal. It's a big deal. Yeah i do not think the deal well integrity. Yeah i instead Pity use those not the most acute financial move that i made my life looking back at it now. I i the reason i put it online. was what would you call. It was freeware. think right. it was not open source. But you could upload the binary that would put the game online idea was that people like it and then they you know contributing to send you a little donations rate so quick math of forcing them thousands and millions of people are gonna play my game couple of bucks a piece. You know definitely do that as i said not. Not the best way to raise about business models remember. What language was programming that was scale which what pascal pasco and had a graphical component did text based. It was like I think there are three hundred twenty by two hundred whatever it was. I think the early resume resume. And i actually think the reason why this company wanted to buy does not like the fancy graphics or the limitation. Those maybe the idea Of actual game but the idea the campaign one of the things i. It's so funny. I used to play this game. Called golden axe and the simplicity of the graphics and something about simplicity of music. Like it's still haunts me. I don't know if that's a childhood thing. I don't know if that's the same thing for call of duty these days for young kids but i still think that the games are simple. That simple purity makes four allows your imagination takeover and thereby creating a more magical experience like now with better graphics. It feels like your imagination doesn't get to Create worlds which is kind of interesting I it could be just an old man approach waving kids these days. That have no respect. But i still think that graphics almost get in the way of the experience i dunno flippered letter. I don't know the case closed. I don't yet but that that's more games at up like it's more like tetris. World where they optimally masterfully create a fun short term dopamine experience versus a more referring to like role playing games. Where there's like a story you can live in it for months or years. like There's an elder scrolls series which is probably my favorite settled games thousand magical experience that the graphics terrible the characters were all randomly generated It pulls you in. There's a story. It's like an interactive version of an elder scrolls. Tolkien world
Miami prepares for Tropical Storm Eta
"Our top story at eight o'clock, not a lot of change with Tropical Storm Aita as we move through the evening hours will continue to see tropical storm force winds and heavy rain as the storm moves up the coast National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says the worst of it is on the east side of the storm center. It's these rain bands where you're getting the significant wins. You're getting tropical storm force winds. Well, Outlook. Even Orlando and look down here over portions of Fort Myers and Naples have seen these today and now getting into Broward County where we don't need any more rain. Ada is still on a path to make landfall north of the Tampa Bay area sometime tomorrow morning and then be out over the Atlantic By tomorrow evening. At the moment, it's west southwest of ST Pete, Moving north. At about 12 Miles an hour. We later got up close and personal to Florida's West central Coast somewhat sooner than expected, not giving residents much time to prepare. ST Pete Mayor Rick Kreismen says would have been different if we'd have a couple of days. But he also feels very fortunate. We are we're not talking about a storm, which, thankfully, didn't significantly intensify and become a two or three that took the sudden turn in that respect. I feel like we were all very fortunate, but having said that we still want you to take precautions. Savva Mayor Jane Castor says people need to be vigilance with the storm. Even though it's not a hurricane. Castor says conditions could get worse before they get better. The next couple of hours are going to be critical for our area. We're still looking at Tornado warnings and waken have water spouts out in the bay as well, and those could be very, very damaging As everyone is aware, Castor says. The weather can change in an instance people need to be aware of what's going on Long night ahead. In Pasco County, just south of eight is projected landfall. Monica Santiago, the Pascoe emergency management says there are no evacuation orders, shelters or not open, but she is urging residents.
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Pasco County Sheriff's deputy is recovering this morning after being hit by a car while he was directing traffic in Landau lakes. It happened around 5 A.m.. Emergency crews responded to a structure fire. They're the deputy is in stable condition. The Broward sheriff's Office is getting its gold star back after losing the support of the commission for Florida Law enforcement accreditation more than a year ago for the department's perceive mishandling of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Mass shootings. Commission has unanimously re accredited it share, Gregory Tony says Just as important was returning the public's trust and it was a matter of continue to highlight the things that we were doing off. The significant changes the investment of money, and now we're getting a better response. He admits. The agency was one of most ill prepared when it came to active shooter training policies and protocols. But now it has some of the most certifications. Eric Rodriguez Miami, Florida congressman is upset that discharges are back underway from Lake Okeechobee. These types of water releases have been linked to toxic algae in the waters along the Treasure Coast. Republican Brian Mass. Has been working on legislation for years to curtail the discharges, though he says this time around is not what the community is seen in the past. So we're getting about 1800 cubic feet per second of water about 800 of that is coming out of Lake Okeechobee. The other 1000 is local run off, so it's water that we would have got in anyway, so it's not a huge amount of wake water, but we don't want any of it. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake is above 16 FT. Hurricane season isn't over water releases air being done because the project to shore up the Herbert Hoover dike will be finished. Until the year 2022. I'm Joel Malcolm. If you're headed to the water this weekend, keep this in mind. Moon jellyfish have been washing up by the hundreds that's along the shoreline at Clearwater Beach. There's also been an increase in stingray injuries. Lifeguards remind you that the purple flags that are flying to the lifeguard stands..
Jetpack over LA: Fact or Fiction?
"Saw reference to this on twitter yesterday too. And so people I don't know what we're David. You know we're talking about here. Breath. So there are reports from airline pilots apparently, there are reports line pilots are saying this. I don't know if I've actually heard an airline airline pilot reporting but that that while on on the approach to lax, I think yesterday. They saw quote unquote a guy in a jet pack at altitude. And it's like. It's twenty twenty innings possible. I mean just right but. What have you heard anything that makes you think this could be real. It's twenty twenty anything anything can happen. Ain't that the truth well back that they seem to have gotten. Audio from. The aircraft in. The Tower. Off. Of a presumed Pasco site. that. Would lend a little credence to the to the story. If you know from a live ATC. I didn't bother to click on the links here to to you know I'm just doing the local TV stations. This is from. The war zone actually from the drive DOT COM, they're they're section called the warzone airline pilots landing at LAX report quote a guy in a jet pack unquote flying alongside them It's like, okay This was some guy in a Moonie. Okay. Yeah. Maybe not but according to this news report there's three different airliners. We just passed a guy. No jetpack. And this was. According to according to the tower tower transmission made on the frequency. To jet, blue twenty-three use caution a person in jetpack reported three hundred yards south of the La final at about three thousand feet ten mile final. That's a little segment audio. Save so suddenly. That's so now is this a do we? I don't know what kind of jetpack. Yeah. That's my question is it a? Is it a sort of a James Bond type of jet pack or is it these more recent guys who were jet? Wing? And fought. Because that's the pictures that they've. Looked down lower in the story as an example, they're not saying this is the incident. But there showing other showing. Images, they have of. Of this is the jet man the. Jet called free also but yeah. Rossi's jet man that's that's yeah. emerets did a thing a stunt I don't WANNA call. It was a promotion. That's true. Three four years ago. Where they had this guy, the jet man fly in formation with I. Don't know if it was a three eighty or trip seven but. The image. Here is a four engine I'd say it's a three eighty. Three. Right. He's He's got about half flaps. Put Slow flight in your book right over the top of Dubai and with two of these these jetpack guys. It's hard to tell from the image. But. It looks like they're a good five well, good couple of hundred feet. Above to the left of this three eighty. Is the Radio Tower American nine, hundred and ninety seven. We just passed a guy in a jet pack and our says, American. Nine, hundred seven. Okay. Thank you. Okay well, this is like off to talk to one seventy, two Andrew. This is he he flies overhead lax more or less daily going to and from work. And I'll have to see what he knows about this sky with must have been. Like A shorts three, sixty or something he's like because he says, we just saw the guy passing bias in the jetpack. So I don't know if he could be going the other way but. The JAMPAKHAO, ran this guy whistling. That's embarrassing. Yeah. That's I mean it's gotTa. Be a turtle prop. No RJ captain in there and self respecting RJ captain would fly that slump. Well he's on he's on vinyl. Still doing. You Know Buck Forty Bucks Sixty. Okay well. But I'm sure jetpack guys go faster than one, hundred and forty. Meter not at least. Once. All right well. You know we're we're obviously interested in more evidence. Yes. Yes. We want to hear more accounts of this and I will check in with one seventy two drew just because he's plugged into that community in Long Beach a lot. So where the he may have some some behind the scenes information about what happened over the. Thing that jumps out at me here. Is that. If he's on final. For La. At three thousand feet and ten miles out. It has to be something like Rossi's jetpack because none of the other stuff go ten miles. Right, I wouldn't think that the James Bond if there is even a flying James Bond jetpack these days I, don't know and that was the only good for. Thirty seconds. And that's when I first heard and the first the first report of this I saw on twitter was accompanied by a picture of that jet pack in the Air Right and I thought I sort of thought it was an actual picture which I don't think you now in retrospect that it was but. anyways. So all right. Well I don't know whether we'll learn more about this or not. But when I first heard about this, if saw this whatever was I, thought it was one of those. Fan like a fan driven. Jet. Packs Ah. Some some people have taken to putting just like you do a drone use a lot of motors. They, they've created some some contraptions that that have motors and turn small productive propellers basically -ducted fans. And get off the ground and get off. But basically, it's like a helicopter. So it's Ok off the ground but I don't think they have the altitude duration or speed to do this well. We know that they did it very long. So it did it. They did it for three or four minutes? Three or four different arrivals. So yeah. Yeah. Three or four three different arrivals and figure they're spaced about a minute apart Hey. Okay.
The 1918 Spanish Flu: Fact vs. Fiction
"This is Oscar Fernandes and today on the show, we put the spotlight on Texas to discuss the fact versus fiction of the Spanish flu pandemic of nineteen eighteen and to follow up on the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in El Paso Texas, the largest mass shooting targeted against Latinos, and so there's no need for a long introduction today on the show because our guest today has a lot to say on how the US in various ways is repeating history in its poor response to the pandemic. The scapegoating of others who have no control of the pandemic and which community ultimately praise the costs for the pandemic and so with us on the show today is w Dorado Romo. He's a researcher and the author of a ringside seat to revolution and underground cultural history of El Paso, and is which is available on single prosperous that we joins us today to combat to show W doral Romo. Thank you so much. Is Good to have you with us once again and doesn't probably no way of escaping any news whatsoever as it pertains to the current. Co Ed nineteen pandemic. You know it's affected almost every corner of society both here in the US and abroad. But one thing that's been cited as a frame of reference of valuable one, I would say is the Spanish flu pandemic of nineteen eighteen. Now in recent weeks, politicians and media people have stated that the US has not seen anything like the in pandemic since the Spanish flu of nineteen eighteen. Even you know Donald Trump and self has been cited Spanish flu in his own ignorant ways. I would I would say. But when reasons I want to talk to you was because this soon is the Spanish flu pandemic came up in mainstream media and the first thing that came to mind was Our discussion that we had last year with regards to the bath riots and it gives me the feeling that there's some things missing as it pertains to Race River Garson and the narrative of the Spanish flu pandemic. So a want to know based on what you've seen this far when people sight to space Lou, what do you feel is missing in this important narrative? I think you hit it on the nail. The idea that the pandemic was just a problem of perhaps Just, a a medical problem is something that's usually citing it by these media reports but. Raised and war have a huge part to play in in this. So called Spanish food and I think one of the things that has. Not Been. Looked into as much as. A huge role that the United States played in this called Spanish who I mean I I, I would call it the American sloop because they didn't start in Spain. It actually most of the evidence that we have historically the first official report. Of the Spanish flu was from Pasco County, council. And it was in a in a US military camp. Ford Riley canceled that it I broke out now there's other theories but most of the evidence points to that so this is Not so much the Spanish food at the American flu and I think that has been something that has not been as deeply investigated in many of these. Reports. So the question has to be asked, how did the Spanish flu get its name? If it was actually based here in Kansas as he said. Well. During. World War One, it was censorship. So the when I broke out in March of nineteen eighteen and one military cab. There was hardly anything written about it. It was actually A. A. Cook at the base of contract. And within. A few days there were hundreds of US soldiers? That, That were hit that that excel stake as Devo them died. From the flu. So the reason that is called a Spanish food is because Spain was a neutral country. So they were able to report. The fact that even even some of the most prominent. political figures from Spain were infected contractors to flu. So the name stuck that was the first. Was the first country where there was actually uncensored reporting about the flu to the main stuff but it was. It's also I think this idea of thickness. Always comes from the other side. The His what would you call it? The other association of of disease. You know the. Americans in the very beginning they and some of them playing some of the news sources would blame on the German thinking that it was a form of bacteriological warfare. Germans also had it. And they blamed it on the Russians they call it the the Russian has the Russians blamed on the Chinese everybody blamed on on on someone else the white South Africans called the the copy of. The Black Man Species? So I. Think this is part of. Stigmatization of the other using DC. To kind of Yeah. To stigmatize other racists, other nationality has always been kind of a universal part of this. Funny enough. Even back in nineteen. A lot of the banish medical. So rotation. Would pointed out the unfairness calling the Spanish flu they knew that it had not originated there
Getting Naked in San Francisco: A History
"Who other than reporter just plot check could take on this not safe for work assignment off she goes from. The state of California has indecent exposure laws, but those only apply if someone is being sexual like masturbating in public or intentionally offensive flashing someone. But what if you're just hanging out naked minding your own business? California leaves that up to local governments. For the first half of the Twentieth Century San Francisco didn't have public nudity laws. FRISKIN S- just didn't go nude much but then the sixties arrived and with it naked people. Some saw disrobing as a form of political artistic or personal expression college students got a taste for streaking and then there were the hippies. It's just delightful to be in I'll be in and that's what this is another exotic prank to add to a growing list of student oriented rites of Spring. It's sort of a happy happening for hippies in San Francisco hippies wanted to get closer to nature and they got naked a lot in golden gate park. Here's a quote from police chief. Thomas Hill it wasn't uncommon for a Gal that come out of the bushes there in the. Panhandle. Without a damn stitch and stand right in front of you with our hands up. I was out in the park in two started going to it on the lawn beside me just to remind you sex is sexual and as such already illegal according to the state. But still conservatives wanted tougher local laws to prevent this kind of behavior and they eventually got nudity banned in the parks. However, the rest of San Francisco was still fair game. As time passed other cities made public nudity illegal among them, San Jose, and Berkeley Berkeley's interesting because it's been mostly due to one naked Guy Andrew Martinez a student at the University of California Berkeley. Decided that American society is sexually repressed and in an effort to write things he began attending classes and going everywhere else in the nude save for a pair of sandals backpack people theorized that Martinez was able to go nude without major complaint for so long because he was easy on the is Martinez attempted shock tactic soon, became old news among his fellow students to me was simply the naked guy. Administrators however sent Martinez home to stay warm until his case can be considered by a student conduct board in Nineteen ninety-two Martinez was expelled showed up naked to his disciplinary hearing at UC. Then in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three here arrived naked to a Berkeley city council meeting members were offended and voted to make public nudity a misdemeanor crime. Back in San Francisco Nudist, enjoy their time in the Sun City developed a reputation for bodies in the buff especially at certain public events like folsom street fair a leather fetish festival or Beta breakers of rambunctious twelve k race who was an exhilarating experience people on the sidelines cheering. Go naked people go. All right. This is a rich Pasco in nineteen, ninety eight he started running naked in Beta breakers. Pasco is also the coordinator of the Bay Area Nature rests we're group of people who believe that the human body is God's divine creation nothing to be ashamed of, and that our interaction with Mother Nature is enhanced by removing the barrier of clothing. POSCO says it wasn't just public events where people could let it all hang out there also newt approved beaches in certain places where nudists would congregate lose a group of people in San Francisco who thought that going new to Jane Warner Plaza would be a good idea. It's that plaza in the Castro with a few benches where the streetcar stops, it's a little urban park. In this little urban park became an urban nude beach,
‘Back the Blue' mural outside Tampa police headquarters defaced twice with red paint and tar
"Want to know who defaced the mural designed to show support for police officers. The back. The blue message was painted last weekend in front of Tampa police headquarters but has since been vandalized twice with tar and spray paint and the letters B. L M retired Pasco County Deputy Bill Lawless was one of those who helped create it when I see law enforcement being demonized and For the actions of a few people throughout the country. It just involves me greatly. It's a tough profession to begin with. And right now it's just a horrendous professional. Lawless sells news Channel eight. The mural may have been two faced, but the message is still out there, and there's now a $3000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
Miami - Broward Health Chief Medical Officer Says Hospital System Prepared For Any COVID-19 Surge
"A surge of coronavirus cases in Florida because his concerns about hospital capacity to handle potential rush of covert nineteen patients the state reported nearly nine thousand six hundred new cases today the chief regional medical officer for Broward health Medical Center says their hospitals do have plenty of room we have enough staff to take care of everyone in the hospital we also have plans just search up in the event that that's neat we can increase our speed by twenty percent in the first phase Dr Joshua alleges spoke to CBS for TV in Miami how many hospital beds available varies around the state Miami Dade County had twenty six percent of ICU beds available Pasco county north of Tampa had just six percent not
Hospitals grapple with a surge in coronavirus cases in Florida
"A surge of coronavirus cases in Florida because his concerns about hospital capacity to handle potential Russian covert nineteen patients the state reported nearly nine thousand new cases yesterday the chief regional medical officer for Broward health Medical Center says their hospitals do have plenty of room we have enough staff to take care of everyone in the hospital we also have plans to surge up in the event that that's neat we can increase our athletes by twenty percent in the first phase Dr Joshua alleges spoke to CBS for TV in Miami how many hospital beds available varies around the state Miami Dade County had twenty six percent of ICU beds available Pasco county north of Tampa had just six percent not
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Most change they may roll it out because of the health risks travel associated if you can really only get a couple of games to help me not to make it worthwhile to do we are going to consider regarding look into it I think our focus will be on setting up interest interest what teams will have plenty of players to do that but if if the opportunity presents itself at the end of the end of I guess summer training continuous training I I want to call it spring training but I came in you know that they were going to you know we should be it maybe we can sneak in a colander to know maybe whoever we're gonna open with you know you might be able to get a game or two that way but but to be determined at reading it sounds like you're gonna use two different sites great American ball park another site how are you gonna break that up and and how do you envision this camp coming together and and shaping up welcome probably scarred with about somewhere between thirty and forty players a great American a somewhere between twenty and thirty per person second sorry which were planning on is in Pasco opened in mediation and if that's the case do you think that'll be given us the only way to have everybody together under one roof if if that's best for us but we really wanted speech guys I'll give him as many at bats as we could so we primarily stick to the true site plan but when we have things like scrimmages and games and depending on the work schedule we do have the freedom for players to grow between the two stocks both will be held to the highest standards of the health and protocols documents show lawyers and staff about possible will be able to go back to court five one word actually real quick how soon do you think you could get we are within a couple days there's a draft it's over.
"pasco" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"L. as in downtown Pasco Tennessee York city the epicenter of the pandemic this is democracy now people in escalate into different what will commit suicide because people commit suicide in desperate times in under desperate circumstances that means that effectively will have people dying okay is the corona virus pandemic generating a mental illness crisis millions face isolation poverty and anxiety we'll speak with psychology professor and author Andrew Solomon as United Nations calls on governments to put mental health front and centre in its response to the crisis we help them do some surveys what and actually a few countries please evidence of the strain thirty five percent of the population surveys sixty percent and forty five percent the U. S. then we look at the effect of the pandemic on families when loved ones are forced to battle alone teens are scarce resources there is.
Florida high school teacher charged with secretly recording students at pool party
"A case of video voyeurism in Pasco county has led to the arrest former GW Mitchell high school journalism teacher for more crimes he's accused of committing in two thousand eleven that secretly videotaping some of the students at his house during a pool party detectives discovered a memory card during their investigation of forty one year old Thomas Kovac will video recordings from nine years ago it from a hidden cameras set up in his bathroom that students years ago that reportedly served alcohol to several students at the party even leading several spend the night though none did sheriff's office says go back live at a home on rambling ridge court in palm harbor when the party occurred anyone else who may have been in that party is urged to call the Pasco county sheriff's
Tyson closes its Iowa pork processing plant during COVID-19
"Tyson fresh meats announced today the closure of their meat processing plant in Wallowa county after over a hundred cases of coronavirus have been connected to the facility and here's Kyra seven TV's Michael spears one hundred workers sick and counting in a culvert nineteen cluster at this fourteen hundred person Tyson fresh meats plant near Pasco health officials say they're now racing to contain the outbreak that is added to a surgeon local cases by requiring new preventative measures in mandatory testing for all workers will have to isolate at home until test results come back the county health department said a majority of the sick workers live in the neighboring tri cities area where our CBS affiliate reported Wednesday one Tyson worker a Pasco grandfather died after fighting the corona virus in his family believes he got sick at this plant Tyson will also be closing plants in Tennessee and Iowa after hundreds of cases have been linked to plants in there as well W. Q. eighty eight news in Iowa has some more details on the plant in Columbus junction where two people have died of the virus breaking news Tyson foods now confirming that two of its workers at the Columbus junction plant have died the lies a county plant has been shut down since last week when positive cases were first reported one hundred forty eight Tyson workers have tested positive in Columbus junction Tyson says its plants including one in Joslin north of the Quad Cities are taking extra precautions including taking worker temperatures requiring protective face coverings and conducting additional cleaning and sanitizing in a statement issued tonight Tyson representatives say they are deeply saddened by the loss of two team members at our Columbus junction plant their families are in our thoughts and
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"There in Pasco county some of the parts that have been closed to the corona virus outbreak are now expected to reopen sometime today thanks have an update at six forty K. long as radio WFLA given the humidity low today but with lots of sunshine we warm up into the upper eighties today it's sixty eight degrees at newsradio WFLA you'd think having fewer cars on the roads would make driving safer but it appears to be just the opposite thanks to some lead feet Orlando police estimate that highway traffic here is dropped by forty to fifty percent over the past few weeks while they're seeing more of this we limit access of eighty five Sir John key I personally stopped several vehicles a week over a hundred thousand speeding ticket could cost nearly three hundred dollars a year keep says he's trying to hand out more warnings and fewer tickets because of hard times Peter king CBS news Orlando the house is expected to take up a small business relief bill the Senate passed yesterday the bipartisan measure would pump more than three hundred billion dollars into a small business loan fund they quickly ran dry in just a couple of weeks the bill also includes seventy five billion for hospitals and another twenty five billion dollars to expand corona virus testing it's a disappointment for those hoping for a quick fix to the corona virus outbreak a drug counted by both president trump and governor Disentis appears to be a failure the.
Miami: Ex-Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad’s stand your ground case could tread uncharted waters
"Delay is happening in the attempted murder trial of former port Richey mayor Dale Massad the Pinellas Pasco judge agreed to put off the trial for at least several weeks after the side's attorney said new evidence was discovered he's accused of shooting at Pasco county sheriff's deputies during a raid last year
Active Search for Infant Missing After Triple Murder Ends: Miami-Dade Police
"Meanwhile hope is faded that a missing newborn will be found alive I mean the county police declaring the search for Andrew coming it'll over the boy who was a week old at the time was allegedly kidnapped by his father last month the man is accused of killing the baby's mother grandmother and great grandmother inside their Redland home the body meanwhile a forty nine year old Ernesto carry it was founded Pasco county the next day after an apparent
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Florida Avenue here in Pasco county we have US ninety eight shut down both eastbound and westbound between old like one I weigh and county road fifty four that's due to a very serious crash in this location if you have a good day today ten K. long as radio WFLA muggy this morning already an afternoon highs in the low eighties with plenty of sunshine it's sixty seven degrees and news radio WFLA then Ellis park police have arrested a man they suspect was involved in a machete attack Sunday nights in the ten thousand block of sixty six street in the parking lot of a McDonald's officer say two men who knew each other got into an argument when one of them pulled out a machete and hit the other right now the victim is in critical condition news channel eight Stacy shy bull twenty eight year old Devin quarter men's accused of striking her Rado Garcia multiple times with a machete Portman's charged with attempted first degree murder a USF professor says he may hold the key to containing the deadly coronavirus the epidemic is infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and is killed more than a thousand Dr yogi Goswami as an engineer at U. S. F. he's developed an air filter that kills viruses as the air goes through it any viruses in the air they just can't completely destroyed because mommy tells news channel eight is trying to market his device to the CDC and top health officials as a means to prevent the spread of the illness especially in close quarters like hospitals hospital employees accused of what the hell for a county sheriff calls a disgusting act Saint Joseph's hospital physical therapist Reginald Jackson was arrested for the alleged sexual battery of a seventy five year old female patient the nurse planes the thirty year old Jackson could be seen on video exposing himself over the victim sure check promised your says his deputies will work diligently to find more possible victims what haven police are looking for a suspect accused of exposing himself to a preteen girl and leaving her with a chilling message the girl was walking tour bus stop when a man in a dark colored rusty S. U. V. drove up beside her Jamie brown with winter haven police says the frightened twelve year old went running back to her house the occupant open the store and he was not close except he had a towel covering his last he exposed himself to the young girls and said I will be back.
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The errant cut off in Pasco county page Carrera newsradio WFLA the what continues this afternoon a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures back up in the mid seventies tonight staying milder low temps only drop back to around sixty degrees partly cloudy skies that's how we'll keep it on Wednesday which is the tiny ten percent afternoon shower chance high temps in the upper seventies strong cold front brings thunderstorms a possibility of severe weather late Thursday into the early part of Friday boating forecast rest of the day so the east wind ten not sees around two features the lake job in the bay I'm storm teammate meteorologists Ian Oliver your shot at one thousand dollars now text of the nationwide two hundred two hundred you'll get a confirmation text and info this nationwide contest and change that to a hundred two hundred if there were no witnesses no documents in this trial there will be a permanent asterisk next to the acquittal of president trump written in permanent ink step back a little bit give us the big picture right now of what we're what we're seeing trump one two hundred seventy three day presidential election cold from order to order two shiny the on move mitigated total complete disaster are unfolding in Iowa with these caucuses and wow yeah I I can't even believe what's going on here everything that happened a Bernie Sanders.
Police frantically search for a missing newborn after his father and 3 women are found dead in Florida
"Miami Dade police continue their search for a missing infants and recover recover euro euro here's here's father father kidnapped kidnapped him him after after allegedly allegedly killing killing the the baby's baby's mother mother grandmother grandmother and and great great grandmother grandmother in in Miami Miami his his body body was was found found some some three three hundred hundred miles miles away away in in Pasco Pasco county county with with a self inflicted gunshot wound
Man Wanted In SW Miami Baby’s Abduction Found Dead; Amber Alert Linked To Triple Homicide
"Seven or after I got that alert in the dead dad my thoughts went right to where's the baby while the search is on the amber alert is still active for one week old Andrew cabbie gyro after his father who is believed to be connected to the triple homicide before fleeing with the baby was found dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound the body of the forty nine year old was found in his van in Pasco county but Andrew was nowhere in sight we did a search we had the blood hounds out there searching their bloodhounds had nothing it was no indication that the child was in the area the baby still may be in Miami Dade the baby maybe anywhere in the state police revealed one witness spotted a blonde woman sitting in the van with caviar now they're asking her to come forward to tell them what
Search On For Weeks Old Baby Abducted By Father Later Found Dead
"B. O. we're following a bizarre statewide a story tonight Pasco county sheriff Chris no co says deputies found a vehicle connected to the statewide amber alert that was issued this morning out of Miami with the missing baby's father dead inside we did a full search around a vehicle we continue to search around the vehicle at this time there is no signs of the baby Andrew Caballero the infant was taken from a hole where three women were found dead officials say forty nine year old Ernesto Cavalera killed himself deputies are using K. nine tracking dogs to try and
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Three thousand three hundred ninety five cases have been reported Pasco county held on the top spot reported cases at four hundred fourteen followed by Pinellas county with three hundred seventy seven the highlight how severe the twenty nineteen outbreak what is there only one thousand one hundred seventy five reported cases for the previous five years combined with five hundred forty reported in twenty eighteen and Grammy nominated rapper did baby appeared in court this week after an alleged robbery he's charged with battery but he told the judge he's got affairs to get an order I got a quarter million dollars in the hole his real name is Jonathan Kirk the judge keeping him behind bars due to another case out of Texas the charges engaging in organized criminal activity Kirk is due back in court Tuesday morning and police in Saint Petersburg say a fourteen year old driving a stolen car is responsible for crashing into a house around five AM yesterday morning detectives say the suspect stole the car from a family friend and lost control when the crash happened no one was inside the home which sustained some exterior damage but nothing structural charges against the teen are pending and the governor's political committee continues to bring in huge dollar donations to the end of twenty nineteen since taking office one year ago his campaign told her no top five million dollars the committee hold in more than one million dollars in December alone top contributors include UnitedHealth group with a fifty thousand dollar donation along with twenty five thousand from Duke energy into companion bills in the state house and Senate are taking aim a climate change in Florida specifically the expected sea level rise that will affect many major coastal cities the proposals will create the statewide office of resiliency under the governor's office that would also create the sea level rise task force the force to recommend projections of sea level rise potential flooding risk by January first of next year with Florida's news I'm Sean for users Bloomberg market minute in this edition of our series on companies to watch in the year ahead we look at Motorola Bloomberg intelligence analyst will John ho says the future is bright for Motorola for one he says exposure to US China trade issues is minimal moral has very little to no tax exposure and it gets better the national defense authorization act is going to mandate the use of the equipment that does not have Chinese chips inside them and Motorola benefits from that trend says Motorola's transformation from a low margin equipment vendor into a software and managed IT services provider is just the beginning he says the company should profit is more public safety and first responder networks embrace L. T. ET and cloud technology as more of digital content is being created whether it's video or room they're walking talking systems there's going to be more service and software opportunities are going forward Motorola one of Bloomberg businessweek's companies to watch in twenty twenty and Corey Bloomberg radio WFLA news dot com available anywhere on our I heart radio at now number one for podcasting news radio WFLA and I heart radio stations all the money near the airport in Baghdad Salaman he was plotting ten minutes instead is Sir attacks on American diplomats and military personnel but we caught him in the act and terminated him and saying the strike sends a message to my leadership America's policy is unambiguous to terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American we will find you we will eliminate you we will always protect our diplomats service members all Americans and our allies sending on sending nearly three thousand more troops to the Middle East in the aftermath of the killing the president now in Miami and evangelicals for trump prevent against things all the money was planning a major attack attacks against Americans but.
"pasco" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"From the Pasco county sheriff's office, the importance of the move over law, after a squad car was rear ended deputy Ryan cook sustained minor injuries. The driver of the disabled vehicle uninjured. If you see law enforcement on the side of the road, make sure to get over to the next lane to pass Floridians that are getting ready for hurricane season. Remember your pets will be a concern. Rich Anderson with Peggy Adams animal rescue league in West Palm Beach says, if you wind up at a storm shelter with your pet you'll likely need to show proof of shots that work showing that your animals or vaccinated going to take your word for those are life and death citizens. Florida has begun issuing new drivers licenses. They don't have a magnetic strip the DMV says, all driver's license centers will transition to the new cards by August. With Florida's news. I'm John Conrad. From the Florida central credit union traffic center. We have a clear right on our major roadways and bridges this morning. I seventy five I four to seventy five all look good throughout Tampa. Bay on the veterans. Southbound construction has the two left lanes blocked at gun highway. And in countries, I, we've got road closures McMullen booth southbound between curlew and five eighty U S nineteen is your best alternate. For more real time traffic updates on your route download the new total traffic app powered by trafficcarma. Elizabeth James NewsRadio WFL. Temperatures will be very slow to cool as we go through the evening there could be a spotty shower inland. East of.
"pasco" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Pasco county Coliseum spilling out onto the concourse across the street opposition to the president like this man who says he didn't expect such a big crowd, the border community tends to be a little bit more United that I know there are other people from other communities here. But yes, it's definitely a little bit more than we're used to this group of El Paso teenagers, rallied in support of the president crediting his strong stance on legal immigration. They have the misunderstanding that we hate immigrants. We're all came from immigrant. He's the only difference with our parents are legal Clayton Neville, El Paso, still says, it's restarting construction on an idol manufacturing facility. That's giving some of the credit to President Trump's trade policies. I'm Elliot Francis. Chicago's progressive talk twenty AM WC widows brings and online W CPT eight twenty dot com where backs matter seal forty did not reach the counterintelligence team investigating Russia at FBI headquarters until mid September twenty sixteen within seven weeks at the FBI opened the investigation. This is such easily provable stuff. Right. Yeah. But you know, facts aren't back enchanted and true. It's right out of the Kremlin playbook. You're listening to w CPT a twenty because facts matter Pinot, press, digs deep into all of the goings on in Washington. Donald Trump has decided that this is going to be his ticket building the wall. Mr president. How did that do twenty eighteen four Republican candidates for the house? So you take it to twenty up to me in. That is a Donald Trump would be happy to drag out the government shutdown in order to be able to use it as a political cudgel. He would keep the government shutdown for two years pressed weekdays at six AM. Eight.
"pasco" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Reporting. Twenty four thousand nine hundred find this in a time capsule somewhere someplace hidden on the internet. I will tell you that yesterday was seventy eight degrees. Sunshine and wonderful last night. I went to bed, and it started raining midnight rained all night. I mean just fiercely rained all night today. We only got up to about how gosh sixty nine degrees. And I am told that for the next ten days. We're going to have low temperatures in the forties and high temperatures in the low sixties now, I'm a gentleman from the land of the palm trees, I'm not built for this. This is not how I want to live my life. I it's scary, man. I'm just here to tell you. I don't know how you people in Michigan do this. I don't know how you people in Indiana or Ohio Manny so cold in Ohio. My son is in New York and he's freezing. My daughter is in Kansas and she's freezing. I'm in Florida. And it's going to be sixty one tomorrow. And I I don't know if I'm gonna leave the house man is just that that intense. I I have to leave the house. I've got a very very busy day tomorrow. I have to go and I have to go to Newport, Richie, Florida, which is in Pasco county, Florida. And if you watch live PD Pasco county is one of the sheriffs offices that they go to and it is just I never miss it. I put it on the DVR, and then I fast forward and just go to the Pasco things, you know, hoping that I will in a six sort of way. I guess hoping that I will see somebody that I know. But anyway, I'm going up there because a company sprayed a lawn with a liquid fertilizer and supposedly an insecticide and a weed control and the lawn is an acre and a half law big. I've not seen it yet. It's a big one acre and a half, and it is almost dead, and I have been hired to go up there. And look at it and give my opinion as to what happened, and this is going to be one of those scary things that I don't like. To do. But when you I wanna talk about diagnosing problems on any type of plant, it could be a tree it could be a lawn. It could be a vegetable it could be a house plant. I learned this a million years ago from a guy by the name of Gil Whitten who was the county agent in the county that I live in in the sixties and seventies man was just absolutely brilliant. I think he may have retired. And I don't know nineteen in the early eighties is when he retired. But just one of the best mentors I ever had. And he taught me that when you look at a problem. He says a lot of people run into situation where they just get up and get right down. And they look at the problem. He said never do that never ever ever. Should you look at plant up-close until you looked at it from afar and. I thought that was weird dumb. But then I said, no grasshopper. It is not he didn't call me grasshopper. And he says you wanna look at the whole plant. You know, what the plant is going to look like in this case, it's going to be on lawns is supposed to look like so, but there's a problem you look at it from a distance you see the problem. And then he said you slowly. And I've always done this since he taught me this you slowly start working your way in you notice difference in coloration from one part of the plant to the other part of the plant. You look for evidence of insects. You look for all these things until you start closing in on the problem. And by the time in this is almost always true by the time. You are right there in the middle of it. All right there in the thick of the problem. So they say then you discover what is going on almost always works almost always you. Discover what. What is going on? Once you have accomplished that little thing. And I it always works for me. So tomorrow when I go to look at this one acre lawn. In a gated community up there. And by the way, I have to be there at a specific time in the gate. People are waiting for me and all of this type of stuff to let me in the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to park. Maybe a house your soul way. And then I'm going to just slowly start walking up and seeing what I see from a distance and just start calculating in my mind, what could be going wrong. Now, they've told me they think this lawn care company. Messed it up, and they very well. Could have it could be very easily that the lawn care company mess it up and truthfully probably is. But it also could be something else. It could be a disease the lawn could have gotten rise Octavia. And then or could have rise Tony before the guy put fertilizer down. And if it had rice Tony before the guy put fertilizer down the nitrogen fertilizer makes the rise. Tony is spread. It's crazy. But who knows? But here's what I'm going to be looking for. I'm gonna be comparing Vissel on to the lawn next to it. I'm gonna be looking very closely to see what this lawn looks like compared to the neighbors. I'm going to see if there's an overlap in the neighbor's yard compared to this one tour. There's some damage that has overlapped and I want to see if there's a pattern to that overlap. This is all before I even set foot on the yard. This is what I'm going to be looking for. And if I see that that's going to answer question. Because one of the things I've learned is if you're going to solve a horticultural problem a plant problem, and I guess this works for any kind of problem in your life. South that slap myself. No, you ask questions success comes from asking the right questions. And the right question is anything that you don't know anything? But, you know, find a lot of things to ask questions about when I'm talking to somebody. You know, somebody asked me what kind of trees should they plan? I've you know, what I I have fifteen questions for them before I answer their question because what kind of tree they should plant depends on a whole budget stuff. And in this situation. I'm going to be walking up looking at it. And then I'm going to be asking a lot of questions win win was lawn planted. How old is it? Win was the application that you're concerned about done. Do you have a service ticket from the company that explains what they did? And all this, by the way. Here's the fun. Fact, the guy that owns the lawn care company is going to be there when I get there. So I'm gonna talk to him. And here's another fun. Fact, I know the guy as a matter of fact, the I taught a recertification class several years ago that this guy was in the guy's got an excellent reputation. This is why I don't rush to anything give the guy has an excellent excellent reputation and sometimes bad things happen. Let me give you an example, sometimes bad things happen. In the eighties. We owned a lawn care company that took care of plants and lawns and things like that. My brother came to work with us. And I was teaching him. How to do all my older, brother? He'd just gotten out of the navy, and he wanted to learn this, and we had a we had a warehouse where we kept everything. And I said we sent him out to spray a bunch. I taught him how to spray lawns. And we were going out to spray launch. And we were sprang on by the way, I'm pretty careful. We're sprang lawn with liquid iron. Insecticide because it was changed bug season. And that I mean that is essentially what we're sprang along with a liquid iron because it it was in the summertime we didn't need to fertilize what we needed that iron while the iron was in five gallon jugs, and it had green labels. Well, guess what else was in five gallon jugs with cream with green labels, a two four d insecticide combination? And my brother made a mistake. He was supposed to put in the it was a five hundred gallon tank. And I I think he was supposed to put four gallons of the iron in that five hundred gallon tank. The iron that we're using is supposed to put four gallons in there. He put four gallons of two forty weed killer in there, and he went out there, and he sprayed seven lawns with that mix. Seven months. And a week later. I started getting phone calls all of the lawns had damage all of the lawns. Look like they were going to die. It was a mistake. My brothers not stupid my brothers. Very smart. He went, and I'm trying to figure out how this happened because as soon as I got out there, and I took a look a look from a distance and started walking up. I realized that it was herbicide damage, and we weren't using herbicide. And I was just very curious. I said I will get to the bottom of this. And then I went back to our warehouse, and I found the the five gallon jugs of iron, and I saw mixed upon them an empty five gallon jug of the two forty weed killer. Boom. I solve the problem. Well, I solve I discovered what had happened solving. The problem took a lot more. You know? It took took a little bit more effort that we brought all those lawns back, but we made a lot of people unhappy, but it was a mistake and mistakes happen. So this is how we do things we go slow we lean into and we discover.
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"The Pinellas Pasco state attorney's office has determined that the fatal shooting of a man by Clearwater police on December twenty sixth was justified. Chief Dan slaughter says Wayne Falana junior opened fire on officers when they were conducting a welfare check on his girlfriend at storefront on Gulf debate boulevard. mR, Falana will push through the broken glass and start running across the street with the MAC eleven style. Handgun trying to kinda pointed in the direction while running across the street, and the officers, of course, shoot to defend themselves in defend others because we surely you're not going to let an armed person run into a neighborhood across the street. Slaughter says Falana was struck sixteen times but bullets also Pearson officer's uniform during the shootout a man in Florida illegally from Mexico has been arrested and charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Polk County sheriff Grady Judd says forty one year old Carlos called her own admitted abusing the girl from the time. She was seven until she was twelve his confession. The you know, what he told us? Are you ready for this small muffle? It's hers. She encouraged it. What she encouraged your forty one year old, man. This is a horrible person Judd says they don't know of any other victims. But the investigation continues he says he is mortified at called her owns abuse of the victim. And he says the sheriff's office received a warrant for his arrest from the department of homeland security, and that ice is aware that he's in custody. Florida's new US Senator Rick Scott says he's outraged that his first few weeks an officer during a government shutdown completely dysfunctional anchors. What they say we talked to people appear..
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"Jack, Karen, Jeff and Katie and we're joined right now seven forty two by chase Daniel's. The assistant executive director of the Basco county sheriff's office and tell us what's coming up here. I know you guys are doing a lot of social media and everything what have you got going on now? Chase. Absolutely. And thanks for having me on. We are very excited. This this Saturday coming up we are going to have a lies PD meet-and-greet here at our administration building here at at the Pasco sheriff's office up in Newport Ritchie who were the who the best characters who are the most popular ones right now that you're that you're seeing who's on the fan mail coming in for. So that would be a deputy Karnak deputy Pini, and and deputy Ramos, and those are going to be the three guys and their dogs, of course. Because everyone everyone actually, you know, it's it's pretty much Shep and Yogi, and we always laugh deputy tarmac and deputy Pini today. Just get the benefit of of being shipping. Shipping yogis partners. What what is the website that people? Get more information about this because it's happening this weekend. Absolutely. So so we are on on Facebook at Facebook dot com slash Pasco sheriff we're at Twitter dot com slash Pasco shares and we're also on Instagram our username there is Pasco sheriff's office. And we are regularly pushing out information especially on on the day of we're going to have information on parking. We're going to have an interactive QNA session through our Twitter account there on on that day. But definitely follow us there on on social media. Not just for for this event. But yeah, we're we're regularly posting body cameras. And and kind of all the things that make people love what they see on online PD. We we try to do that as well. Our social media are their tickets that you need to get to go. There are not. So this is a completely free event. We will have some community partners in in vendors. At the event, but it is a completely free event at the event when people arrive there will be tickets just for line control. So we're only going allow two hundred fifty people at a time in line to to meet the guys, but those tickets are completely free. The only thing we ask is that people don't bring their animals because we always say we'll be having canines and canine demonstration, so we so we're asking for new pets, but other than that come as you are completely free event. Some great community partners will have food trucks food truck rally. Tampa Bay is providing some food trucks will have canine demos. We'll have a kid own people are going to love all kinds of fun people. Love the shows. I know people are gonna love that. Yeah. And you have a major presence on social media. Chase Daniel's assistant executive director of the Pasco county sheriff's office. Thanks for joining us on Tampa Bay. Absolutely, thanks for having us. And we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Yeah. I see him all the time on Facebook. I think we got a bunch of callers, we're going to go to here in a moment, or so I got to tell you about a major research institution has discovered a new element. This is a big deal. It's called Pelosi. It's the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosi him. It has one neutron twelve assistant neutrons seventy-five deputy neutrons and two hundred and twenty three assistant deputy neutrons giving it an atomic mass of three one one three hundred and eleven the particles are held together by dense forces called morons butcher surrounded by vast quantities of leptin like particles called peons and the symbol of Pelosi him is P U P you there. It is. All right. I wanna tell you about him before we go. We'll get to the phones here in a minute. And don't hang up. If you're on the line right now. Got somebody listening in Jacksonville, Alabama. I'm guessing on iheartradio or maybe our FM signals gone farther thought, it's seven forty six and we go to the newsroom and Chris treatment. President Trump says he never worked for Russia. Speaking at the White House. Trump says it's a disgrace that he's even being asked that question it came after reporting by the New York Times, the FBI launched an investigation into whether Russia was influencing Trump after the president fired FBI director James Comey, congressman Steve king is being booted from his committee assignments over remarks about white supremacy. The Iowa Republican was quoted as saying he wasn't sure why terms like white, nationalist and white supremacy. It become offensive after he was stripped of the assignments king put out a statement saying his words were completely mischaracterized gas prices are still low in the bay area at an average of two zero one a gallon. That's near the lowest in the state where the average is two fifteen but AAA says prices could start rising as crude oil prices are going up. I'm Chris tranquil NewsRadio WFL a now. Let's check sports from the ninety five three WD an AM six twenty sportscenter. I'm Aaron Jacobson the ten. Obey raise made a deal yesterday. Office ideal Garcia has agreed to terms with the raise will pay. The former White Sox outfielder three point five million dollars next season. The Twenty-seven-year-old is only one season removed from being an American League all star Mel Stottlemyre who pitched for the New York Yankees for eleven seasons and won five World Series titles. As pitching coach for the Yankees in.