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Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101
"Poet publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died in San Francisco. He is 101, his son says. Ferlinghetti died at home on Monday after battling a lung disease. Ferlinghetti helped launch and perpetuate the beat movement. He was known for a city lights bookstore in San Francisco in North Beach and essential meeting place for the beats and other bohemians in the 19 fifties and
NASA's Perseverance rover survives "seven minutes of terror" to land on Mars
"Landed successfully on the Red Planet ABC is Alex Stone is with NASA researchers in Pasadena, California who are celebrating The chairs inside Mission Control here at JPL touchdown has been confirmed on the surface of Mars. This is a very big moment here at JPL. So many years of work persevere in safely on the surface. Seven months of travel descending through 2300 degrees of heat. Was called the seven minutes of terror. It has done it now on the ground. By tonight, we could begin seeing new images from Mars. It also has microphones on board. It's recording the sounds of Mars will be able to hear those soon. Ah lot of relief and cheers here at JPL right now.
New York sues Amazon over worker safety during pandemic
"Amazon, facing some controversy and workplace safety at safety, and now they may have to defend themselves in court KGO a tens. Mark Nieto with that story, New York State is suing Amazon over its handling of worker safety issues around the covert 19 pandemic. Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon has cut corners in complying with the particular requirements that would most jeopardize its sales volume and productivity's rates. James maintains that dry for higher profits led to flagrant disregard of steps needed to protect workers from the coronavirus said warehouses in Staten Island and Queens. Amazon had fight allows it earlier trying to stop the James suit, saying that they care deeply about their workers Health and she was overstepping her authority.
Zuckerberg part of $100M ‘California Black Freedom Fund’
"Organizations and corporations have launched the California Black Freedom Fund. It is a five year $100 Million initiative that the group says will provide resource is too black lead organizations in the state aiming to eradicate systemic racism. 25 thunders include philanthropic groups of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Philanthropist Lorien Powell Jobs as well as JP Morgan Chase. The group says the fund aims to address what they call the history of under investment in black lead organizations. Report
Why Impeachment Managers Want Ex-President to Testify at Trial
"Case against Donald Trump the impeachment case and those would be the House managers. They have requested that he testified under oath either before or during the impeachment trial in the Senate. It is Jamie Raskin of Maryland. He's a former constitutional law professor. He's leading the Democrats case, he wrote in a letter to Trump. His response to the article of Impeachment had quote denied many factual allegations. Close quote. Therefore, Democrats requested that Trump testify as early as next Monday and no later than next Thursday. He said this if you decline this invitation re reserve any and all rights, including the right to establish at trial that your refusal to testify supports a strong adverse inference regarding your actions and inaction on January 6 2021. Is it going to do it? You know he's
House to vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees
"Vote tomorrow on whether to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of our committee assignments in the House for a past claims that the sandy hook and Park when school shootings were quote, false flag events and promoting Cuban on conspiracy theories. Democratic Leader
Tesla Recalls 135,000 Vehicles Over Touch-Screen Failures
"Vehicles nationwide, including here in the Bay Area, safety regulators say the large touch screens on the console Congar dark, the recall ends a fight with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Which had started the process of taking the electrical, the electric vehicle maker to court recall involves 2012 through 2018 model s as in Sam sedans and 2016 through 2018 Model X SUVs. The upcoming traffic report on K
Subway disputes lawsuit's claims about its tuna sandwiches
"What it claims to be. The suit claims it's anything but tuna and calling a tuna salad constitutes fraud and false advertising. Residents claim that samples of subways tuna analyzed at lab contain a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna subway says the accusations are reckless and improper. And that it will vigorously defend itself and annual count of bald eagles finds a record number of them at Lake Tahoe.
Stock trading app blocks users from buying GameStop and AMC shares
"Popular stock trading platform among amateur investors blocked its users from buying shares of fundamentally weak stocks like Gamestop and AMC and was only allowing investors to sell today. Action came as these stocks began surging and value in recent weeks, potentially costing hedge funds million's Oregon billions of dollars because they shorted them. Labatt Silver editor in chief for Investing PD, a telling Kjos morning show host Nicki Maduro. There are concerns this could be a bubble, but he doesn't think it's anything like 1999. But at the same time, everybody's in the boat with on these day traders and they're following each other in a frenzy. And what happens is a few people make a lot of money here. Most people end up losing money, and most people end up losing more money than they can afford to lose. Silver says. Most people don't trade these kind of stock, so we probably won't feel it. However, you will feel it if big investors decided to sit out while the market corrects before they get back in
Biden speaks about racial equity and progress for all Americans
"President Biden today signing form or executive orders focused on racial equality and advancing racial equity. The president says it is a start to bring unity to all Americans, not promising weaken. Tomorrow, But I promise you we're going to continue to make progress to eliminate systemic racism and every branch of the White House and the federal government is going to be part of that. Ever among the orders. The president directed the Justice Department to end the use of private prisons and combat xenophobia against Asian Americans in Pacific Islanders, and also calls on HUD to address racially discriminatory federal housing
Google Closes Loon, Its Plan to Use Balloons for Web Access
"Remote areas in a very unique way, has been grounded. KGO attends Mark Nieto with more well it was fun while it lasted. Google's parent company Alphabet has given up on a plan to provide Internet access using high flying balloons. Project, called Loon would have used giant balloons to be me Internet to people in remote areas around the world. But alphabet couldn't figure out a way to get the costs low enough to make it a sustainable business. Loon was launched in 2011 and add years of tests, including an effort in 2017 help bring Internet to thousands of people in Peru following Hurricane Maria. But, alas, loons bubble has Mark Nieto. This report sponsored by Iberia
Los Angeles' Alex Padilla Sworn In As Californias First Latino Senator
"At her swearing in Vice President Kamala Harris were in some historic senators today, including her replacement. Alex Padilla, the first Latino senator to represent California with continuing
Inauguration Day parade scaled down over security and COVID-19 concerns
"Ceremonies, culminating in the traditional inaugural parade this hour. But with stark contrast to the past to the band, Tep pandemic and security concerns following the siege of the U. S Capitol two weeks ago, the day mixed with somber celebration and remembrance, President Biden and Vice President Harris taking To Arlington National Cemetery, earlier, laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Harris, also ushering in her history. Sworn in as the first woman and woman of color. Elected as vice president. Biden in his inaugural address, called for national Unity, lead. Not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example, Republican Senator Roy Blunt part of the inauguration committee, says Biden is in a unique position to help the national nation. Hell, no, I think generally just the tone that job. Mine has always bought brought to relationships.
California unemployment fraud could top $10 billion, with flood of claims coming from overseas
"Detected in several other counties. The number of identified cases of unemployment fraud continues to rise. Call founder and CEO of Idea dot Me told The Los Angeles Times. The California may have paid out nearly $10 billion in phony coronavirus unemployment claims. Some of that money has gone to organized crime in several countries, along with inmates and prisoners across the U. S. The employment development departments do director called it an unprecedented criminal assault of the benefit system redesign says the department is still trying to determine how much fraud was actually committed. Last month, the unemployment development Department suspended payment on 1.4 million claims until they could be verified. Hollis company was hired by the DVD, and since October, he says his firm has
National Mall closed to public ahead of Biden inauguration
"Authorities warning police nationwide Extremists are planning more violence leading up to Inauguration day and in the wake of last week's U. S. Capitol siege in Washington, D C National Guard members and local and federal authorities in lock step to protect the nation's capital ahead of the inauguration. Core areas of the National Mall already closed. The National Park Service writing areas near the U. S. Navy Memorial and John Marshall Park have been designated as demonstration areas. For those holding permits. Demonstrations will be limited in Number and participants will be screened prior to entry and escorted to their permitted location. In addition to other safety related requirements in ASDA Liquid Terra ABC News, Washington will be met by an unprecedented show of force 25,000 National Guard members helping protect against the domestic threats.
Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots top $1 billion
"Has run out on lesser charges. Huge payouts are up for grabs this week in the mega millions and Powerball drawings. The two games are offering combined jackpots of more than $1 billion. The jackpot for mega Millions drawing tonight has climbed to 615 million. Top prize and Wednesday's Powerball game 550 million. It's been nearly two years since the two national lottery games offered such giant prices and only the second time both jackpots. Jackpots rather have
Bud Light to launch hard seltzer lemonade as new rivals enter market
"Any of the new, hard sell, sirs may be a new lemonade flavor will get you interested. There is a new entry into the hard Seltzer wars. Anheuser Busch in bed is launching Bud Light Salter lemonade into the increasingly competitive category. Spiked seltzer. Sales surged 160% last year as beer consumption has declined recently, so companies are becoming more creative in the category. Y plot remains the leader with more than half the market share, followed by truly but the Bud Light brand has been gaining in popularity and Anheuser Busch InBev says the new Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade has done very well in taste tests.
Scott Wiener wants to fund financial rewards for meth addicts who stop using drugs
"Would be paid to enter a substance abuse program under a bill introduced in the California Legislature measure legalizes the treatment known as contingency management, and would authorize medical to pay for it. Senator Scott Wiener says the program is effectively used by the veterans their affairs administration to treat method action. People who entered the program and stay sober would be rewarded with money.
"pat thurston" Discussed on KGO 810
"I mean, this is the secret to being able to control the spread. It's not to stop the virus isn't gonna cure the virus. But going to control the spread of the virus, isn't it totally. And the other important point about masking is that we are in control of it. This is something active weaken do each and every one of us. So I I'm I'm like a firm. The letter badman. And I think if people have had bad experiences with masks, I think they should try other ones because you know somebody gave me one recently as a president. It was a beautiful looking, but I put it on a seem very suffocating. So there's a lot of variation in Moss physically homemade one. So if people had bad Mastic experiences, I would just really trying a bunch of different ones to see what What's best for you. All right, let's talk a little bit about treatments. I've only got about a minute before. I have to take a break, but rendez severe the stories right now about rendez severe, and that's the antiviral medication that this is one of the therapeutics that will be used is being used right now, and it's being used in conjunction with the steroid, which they're very optimistic about. But now they're telling us that the price is ridiculous is like a five day course and has to be done in the hospital and even with insurance. Gonna cost people who have insurance like $3500 for that treatment. That is, That's not something that's going to help us. Yes. So I think people were, you know, I think it was a Sunday night or Monday that the price list was a non spy, Jillian. You know, people bit confused because again, it hasn't been FDA approved yet, so I think It's not clear exactly how who's going to pay for it, And it's not FDA approved. So that means that insurance companies want papered yet so it may be the government in the beginning until it gets approved and then You know these issues that you're a cat will come up and also I worry about people who don't have insurance. Exactly. And you know they're the ones who many times disproportionately affected by covet, so hopefully there's going to be some grand bland behind the scenes, but it's something that people A closely watching and following, you know, so much of this research is being funded by taxpayer dollars that to turn around and gouge us in terms of treatment for this virus just seems like a double whammy. And I'm not very happy about that. All right. I got to take a break. So hang on with me. Dr. Peter Chen Hong is my guess. We'll just have a couple of minutes with him when we come back, But he's going to come back with us next week where he'll be able to take your questions. He's going to be here for a full hour. Then I'm Pat Thurston and your listening to K G O It's.
"pat thurston" Discussed on KGO 810
"Good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston all right let's see what do I have I have a couple of emails coming from rich and rich says all local TV news say say local news say everyone in cars on the bay bridge are mellow that nobody's yelling no one's complaining everybody see mellow and resigned I think that's awesome according to CBS San Francisco protesters attempting to paint black lives matter in yellow on the bridge were stopped by authorities so we'll see how that plays out we did get a statement from the California highway patrol and vary I don't have that I I think that you sent it okay okay all right so she is that she's she's sending that to me she said I can I just say Valerie branch has been working frantically screening people's phone calls talking with people are taking their information and also trying to talk with the highway patrol and she's trying to get the information for us well let's see these videos from bay bridge public on Snapchat I'm not on Snapchat so I don't have that if you can send me those videos that I can share what those are what we're looking at a with our listeners eighty eighty eight ten is our telephone number eight oh eight oh eight ten and I am going to go ahead and and grab a couple of these calls because I think these maybe people who have information or questions about what's going on on the bridge so I know that I don't have your name but I'm going to bring you live on the air hi welcome to KGO you are live on the air which name I doubt this is robin Richman hi rob are you on the bridge no I am not I just called and I didn't got talked about it just you just put me on but I I think it's so important what's happening and there will be some good reforms but the one thing that can sync it all is this connection with all the violence looting and mayhem in arson it you know there's a CBS poll recently that said seventeen percent of Americans support all that violence and looting and Rick may have been arson as a critical tactic of the protests and their leaders like Michael root the root young black intellectual and even Colin Kaepernick who openly advocate for the violence and say it you have to have the bios to get heard and to get anything done well they're wrong and I you know I appreciate your comments I don't really want to talk about that right at this time I kind of want to focus on what's going on on the bridge I know that I kind of opened the door to it with the comments that I made people are being very calm they're being very patient and just to tell you rob you and I probably don't agree about anything in the universe except this when people are being violent when people are destroying property they are breaking the law and they need to be arrested and people who truly are breaking the law as a matter of civil disobedience expect to be arrested it's you know Martin Luther king broke the law in acts of civil disobedience he expected to be arrested and he was eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number okay this is the statement from the Golden Gate division of the C. H. P. from officer Franson of Sir Francis said there are protesters on the bay bridge the CHP is there they are responding he said we encourage peaceful protests and support their first amendment rights however the freeway is dangerous and the elevated sections are not safe for pedestrians it blocks emergency vehicles and for those in transit with medical conditions that is the statement right now from the C. H. P. we still don't have any word on them from about how long they think it's going to take to be able to clear the bridge so that traffic can resume there but if the images that I'm seeing on television are correct and they appear to be they have managed to open one lane and are trying to funnel people into that lane so that they can get across if you're just tuning in the Golden Gate Bridge is blocked I'm sorry the bay bridge is blocked not the Golden Gate you can use the Golden Gate Bridge the bay bridge is blocked it has been blocked by protesters there's a very large police presence there apparently there were a lot of cars that were involved in blocking the lanes and in the protest the protesters according to many eyewitness accounts were attempting to paint black lives matter on the deck on the roadway of the bridge the CHP has issued a statement that they support the first amendment rights of the protesters but the freeway is dangerous and the bridge on the elevated sections are not safe for pedestrians additionally they remind us that blocking the bridge blocks emergency vehicles and those who are in transit with medical conditions now our listeners have told us that there are alternative route routes that you can take you can go across and I was just looking as a matter of fact because you know you can find some of this up online the live traffic conditions and I was looking at the Richmond San Rafael to see how reasonable that may be for people and right now according to what I'm looking at the live traffic conditions the traffic on the Richmond San Rafael bridge is good the traffic going through Moran on highway one oh one and across the Golden Gate Bridge is good it slows down before you get to the toll booths but which of course you just drive right through on the the Golden Gate Bridge when I get to the the bay bridge of course it shows that the bay bridge is stopped I am also showing that the San Matteo bridge is clear and that traffic is very good going nineteen street I've been to San Francisco there is some sort of road work that's being done in portions here but trying to get across the bay bridge right now from the East Bay into San Francisco is a losing proposition you'll get there eventually but it may take you a very very long time if you've got that many lanes of traffic all being a to and and the where the funneling is taking place appears to be after Treasure Island quite a bit past Treasure Island we are trying to funnel people into one lane so that they can get across the bridge so that is that is that is one of the things that they're attempting to do in the meat that's one group of officers it at least from the video that I'm looking at it's one group of officers working on traffic control to help the people who are attempting to traverse the bridge to get across and into San Francisco there's an entirely different group of officers who are working to try to move the protesters off the bridge for safety reasons you know anytime you have a group of protesters who gets on to any free way bridge or otherwise they're going to be some major safety concerns because you know what for obvious reasons once the traffic has come to a standstill I'm not certain that those safety concerns continue to exist on highways and freeways but when it comes to a bridge situation certainly there is a concern and that is the concern of the C. H. P. and it should be the concern of all of us as well eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number that's eight oh eight oh eight ten so if you are one of the people who is stuck on the bridge right.
"pat thurston" Discussed on KGO 810
"Afternoon I'm Pat Thurston ten he is with me he is movie critic extraordinaire so yeah I I was just checking our text messages because now I get text messages I know you do I know sometimes I just go crazy on it and this week I've kind of been bad but there are people there's one who says Camelot Dr no those are two that you have to see I've seen Camelot I don't think I've seen doctor no then we have we talk about Camelot for a minute because I just watched season one and I expected there to be something else the season to see what I'm talking about the movie I watch the show there's a show called it's like a series and I I watched it on Netflix thing about yeah you have to watch the movie about the movie is good he was good I expected there to be a number two is there not a second version of the show coming out do you know what show I'm talking about I don't know at the end is about the no no this is the real Camelot Arthur and the knights of the round well we have to look into that miss McAlester OK this one says ask him about the Russians are coming okay that was good I saw that one although it will be in a mad mad mad mad world I love that also a funny movie and very funny okay here's what it says is the team we just need to make a lot of us in a car and go someone invariably would have gotten a K. again was horrified to look up a row and see a parent's friend's car yeah I I yeah I knew friends that that had similar experiences now and I would never participate at the office yeah and then we have somebody who his mom would pack the kids in the car with a small cooler with goodies a thermos of coffee kids they play cartoons and then the kids would rarely stay awake to actually see the movie which is nice cult classics princess bride and local hero was echo yeah yeah well here is the name of the movie it surely is did not even know that is as good as what should I see that one too yeah yeah you know you just need to make a list and check them off you know as you see them I DO see that's what you do I had a you know that during during the laundry I'm I have other things I have to do okay I want to talk about the wretched the ratchet wheel sheltering in place movie watching would not be complete without a good horror movie right right and that and we got one for this week is called the ratchet and the plot hi how much I should say it the plot involves this teenage boy whose parents have separated and who goes to stay with his father for the summer whereupon he discovers something weird about the family renting the house next door yeah I know it seems like this malevolent spirit from the woods has sort of taken hold of the parents of the the the next door neighbors especially the wife who we also discovers begins to kind of mysteriously prey upon the children in the neighborhood being waiting away any trace of their existence my goodness I know so it's a witch story in this case a story about a witch who feasts on children babies and rabbits yes but it's scary and I totally dug up had it you know what there were a lot of jump scares in that like you kept screaming you know you know that thing where you go don't go in the basement don't couple what do they all do they all of course they go down into the basement I don't on that really don't turn on that light would they do they go on the road turn on the light and it was so interesting is when I was actually thinking about the plot in retrospect I thought this movie is so stupid but but never ever pass I think that or feel that while I was actually watching the movie which is a testament to the filmmaking and the direction so bottom line is that this is a good old fashioned fright flick with everything you'd expect from a good old fashioned right click it had that Rosemary's baby component to it to where you know we the audience know exactly what's happening to the protagonist who wants to tell people about this horrible thing but nobody will believe them but we know that they're telling the truth so it had that pension to us it was scary and a lot of fun I think it worked is is a you know a kind of an homage to films like it an alien and the witch and it was also kind of like a parity but it was also totally seriousness of blended all those elements and it was it worked really well and I was I was thoroughly enchanted by direction possibly watch that movie one can which children in Hansel and Gretel no.
"pat thurston" Discussed on KGO 810
"Pat Thurston program straight ahead on KGO good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston ten he is with me he is movie critic extraordinaire so yeah I I was just checking our text messages because now I get text messages I know you do I know sometimes I just go crazy on it and this week I've kind of been bad but.
"pat thurston" Discussed on KGO 810
"Afternoon I'm Pat Thurston yes so we are not taking governor Newsom's press briefing right now because of the audio quality so if you thought that that was still going to be on going we just don't have it and either wouldn't want it if I had continued with that you would be very angry with me because it really was unlistenable so let's do some other things right now and and again everything that we've been talking about of late has a relationship to cope with nineteen it has something to do with the corona virus right now I think it is very important for it to be really honest with you I think California is going to come out of this really well in part because people in California are taking it seriously I don't think they were panicking I mean there are people who are hoarding there are people who are depleting the grocery store shelves which I don't think it's necessary so there are people who may be panicking in that regard the people aren't really huh you know people say that we're the land of fruits and nuts and you know once you're done with the fruits and nuts what you're left with is the flakes are the flakes and there's some truth to that but I do believe the people in the state California tend to believe in science other than the anti vaxxers and I hope that they're thinking twice now that we've got this virus among us in any event the those who believe that this is the time to stop the things that we have been doing because there's been a slow down in terms of the numbers of cases that are being reported at least in some areas that is true that is not true everywhere some places in the United States the numbers are still growing so we have to keep that in mind the numbers are still growing in parts of this country you got people right now who are pro testing in Michigan in Virginia in Minnesota there are protesters the biggest ones the ones that got the most attention we're in Michigan where they believe that these are draconian measures these shelter in place orders that are coming from the governor's office they believe that these are just draconian that they're infringing upon our rights and blah blah blah look I don't take it lightly when our rights are infringed upon I was upset I stood in opposition to the patriot act because it was imposing upon our rights and I think we have to be very careful about that but it happens it happens were sometimes your rates are going to be restricted well your travel is going to be restricted or your ability to go out at certain hours is going to be restricted you know there are certain circumstances under which it is perfectly okay to to enact martial law in a country is temporary it's not permanent and it is done for the safety of the people it's done because as there is some emergency that has befallen us what's the same thing with this this threat right now is an existential threat because it's new because it's deadly because we don't know how widespread it is and we're not exactly sure how to deal with it yet there are a lot of ideas there are some things that are showing promise well we don't know it's too early for us really to know so the mitigation efforts that we put into place this is the only control that we really have right now that we know is something that will work to tell people not to get close to one another to maintain that six foot distancing to wash your hands for twenty seconds at a time with soap and water to to use hand sanitizer when it's necessary we told people to wear masks and that's going to be a bigger thing that's going on in the bay area right now so that perhaps some of that shelter in place orders can move to a different phase and can allow people to start moving around after may third so there are you know what we're looking at these things in the state of California we're taking them seriously in other states they're combating it so while the president says the way to make these decisions on lifting the shelter in place on these mitigation efforts are going to make these decisions to get people back to work to to getting back to normal back to business as usual and I emphasize the word business well he claims that he tweets these messages out liberate Michigan liberate Minnesota here he is trying to aid people on in their protest and what does that mean that means that the president of the United States is urging these individuals to civil disobedience he's urging them through their protest to violate these orders and it scares me I want to be somebody who's a scare monger but I do want to be somebody who's sensible and somebody who recognizes that if you're doing something like this and if it's working because if we weren't doing this everybody agrees all the scientists agree even president trump has stated that if we didn't put these measures into place we would be looking at millions of deaths in the United States of America millions of deaths but we are taking these steps so that we can stop the viral spread they're important steps we take so if we stop too soon what's that going to mean there but we can look around the world there been isolated places where they have stopped too soon and what happens they get a search once we stop there will be a surge but most people think that's going to be a manageable surge if we do it correctly if we don't and if we simply say okay free for all everybody out Olly Olly oxen free soon as we do that there is the distinct possibility that the search is going to be massive and that we're not gonna be able to put the genie back in the bottle and our efforts to do that I didn't gonna have to take us back to square one where we have to start from the beginning we have to start all over again so that all the things we've already sacrificed all the discomfort that we've already felt will have been for naught they're a lot of people who are saying in a business business we gotta get back to business doctor Phil Phil McGraw okay doctor receives a psychologist as I understand it doctor Phil appeared with Laura Ingraham yesterday and he had something kind of interesting to say let's hear what Dr Phil said to work to lower income two hundred and fifty people a year die from poverty and the poverty line is getting such that more and more people are going to fall below that because the economy is crashing around us and they're doing that because people are dying from the corona virus I get that but the fact of the matter is we have people dying we have forty five thousand people a year die from automobile accidents four hundred eighty thousand from cigarettes three or sixty thousand a year from swimming pools but we don't shut the country down for that but yet we're doing it for this and the following up is going to last for years because people's lives are being destroyed all right there's a few things first of all he gotta statistics wrong the numbers on swimming pools in particular is really far off the mark does he really think that nearly as many people drown in swimming pools each year as die from smoking because if they were I think that we would be implementing a lot stronger protections for swimmers so what did he say three hundred and sixty thousand a year die from swimming pools that's not true it's less than four thousand a year die from drowning and we don't even know how many of those individuals drown in swimming pools but that's NIT picky I don't want to be NIT picky but I do want to say that his figure of three hundred and sixty thousand is insane his numbers on cigarettes are accurate but he does overstate the numbers in automobile accidents by about a fifth but there are distinctions between those deaths and the tens of thousands of deaths expected this year and that we've already achieved this year what's the number that they have out there right now thirty four thousand five hundred seventy five deaths in the United States this year from corona virus so there's a couple things one is contagion and the second is preventive measurement measures the car accident comparison we've heard before president trump actually brought that up at one point it's not the same and let's talk about contagion our excellence are contagious if you want to put car accidents into the same category as a corona virus then you have to imagine that most cars use a shared operating system to control their internal systems and then suddenly one day something might go haywire with the code and the system starts forcing cars to accelerate uncontrollably suddenly we see a lot of deadly accidents and a lot of close calls it would be chaos on the roads and what if then we discovered that the problem could be broadcast over the car's internal wifi networks to other vehicles nearby that would allow the problem for to jump from one car to the next car so we would see places where the problems was what were worse like crowded highways very quickly we would start putting restrictions on when and where you could drive your car we would take the appropriate steps but it's not contagious neither are swimming pool deaths they're not contagious and the fact of the matter is the numbers of deaths from car accidents and swimming they are substantially less than they would be otherwise if it weren't for the for the things that we have put into place to mitigate those damages we have mandated speed limits we have seat belt requirements with all sorts of safety features that are requirements in the manufacturing of cars we stopped making cars out of the equipment that could simply collapse on impact we have fixed those things that are major contributors to the problem is not full proof they're still gonna be car accidents it's still going to happen but we take an action what would it be what the car accidents and fatalities be like if we just let people drive **** nilly we didn't have rules of the road we didn't have speed limits we didn't take all the safety precautions you know that the numbers would be absolutely astronomical so we did what we could do we do things to keep people alive we've done the same thing with swimming pools we put fences up we have areas with that we try to protect people from getting access to swimming pools including people's private homes we also have lifeguards lifeguards are on duty particularly at public pools and these are mandated things these are things that we have required to keep people alive the problem with corona virus is that it's new we don't know what we need to do to keep this in check we don't know that we're gonna have a vaccine yes there's promise on the horizon but we don't know we don't have it today and so what we have to do is to stop it from spreading to try to keep it in check and one of the things that we do is that we limit person to person contact it is a tool we have it is one that we can deploy and it.
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"More coming up on the Pat Thurston show on KGO I. Angie quero special report corona virus updates will be involved in the defense production act just in case we need it for yeah it gives the government the ability to use manufacturing capacity to make the medical equipment that is currently in short supply the Senate is voting and has enough support already to approve the house relief bill but do Jersey senator Cory Booker says the government needs to get two trillion dollars quickly into the hands of Americans this is a time that we should be putting out about two trillion dollars in support on everything from paid family leave reforms unemployment should assurance food support but getting money into the hands of people who love cardinals rental payments mortgage payments this is going to help to put a floor on our economy federal government is rushing protective equipment distaste for medical workers will be on the front lines of the growing coronas virus pandemic but Washington Oregon and Rhode Island say government deliveries are falling short hi Mike moss a desperate time in Italy as we hear from correspondent Barbie at NATO in Rome the situation continues to be very dire we're here above thirty one thousand five hundred cases and above twenty five hundred deaths now we're finding out a little bit more information about those people who have died with the novel coronavirus the average age is eighty most of them if not all had pre existing conditions many of them with two or three pathologies we're also finding out that the vast majority had only eight days between when they started showing symptoms and when they finally died the death toll in Italy is expected to exceed that of China perhaps as soon as tomorrow staff members who worked while sick at multiple long term care facilities contributed to the spread of covert nineteen among vulnerable the elderly in Seattle at least thirty corona virus deaths have been linked to life care center in Kirkland Washington the Dow down thirteen thirty three I'm Mike marks the San Francisco a cumulus stations it's easy to listen when you're at home just tell Alexa or Google to play KGO Agyness time one oh two I'm Kim McAllister San Francisco is urgently hiring nurses to keep up with the corona virus outbreak or try to doctor Susan fill up with the city's department of public health says they'll bring in what are the B. hiring one hundred nurses at an invitation only event at Zuckerberg General Hospital this weekend so that will give us a hundred extra nurses nurse capacity at the hospital which will help us anticipate future needs meet our current needs and help relieve some of the staff who as you have said have been working such long hours and so hard on this issue Philip tells KGO eight times making the door one of their priorities is keeping doctors nurses and other health care professionals healthy so they can respond to the expected influx of patients with COPD nineteen organizers of the bottlerock music festival are postponing the event until October because of the corona virus and they say tickets for the event originally.
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"Filling in for Pat Thurston KGO eight ten it's good to be with you again this afternoon on KGO eight ten Pat still out we're waiting to hear how she's doing this the last couple parts will be here in the meantime we're gonna be talking of course about corona virus but very specifically about testing we look at the chronology of what went wrong trying to get enough tests in circulation working properly to stay a step ahead of an epidemic and for that we're talking to Robert Baird he's a freelance writer and a contributor to The New Yorker his article out right now is what went wrong with corona virus testing in the U. S. Robert welcome thank you much for having me answer Hey I wanna start not in the very beginning but towards the middle of toward the end beginning of it you were talking about the problems with the testing in the U. S. have obscured what was near the start of the pandemic a triumph of modern medical science tell us about the trial of what was going so well yeah this is one of the things that actually really surprised me when I started researching this on January tenth a group of Chinese scientists posted the G. the genome for the virus RNA to a website called biological dot org and this is a website that used by scientists and within the little with about five or six days a group of scientists in Germany was able to take that data created synthetic version of our day and build a test and about five days after that they submitted an article with the details of that test so really within eleven days after we got this data you know we have a working tested I should say to the CDC also prepared their first test an extremely rapid time they announced their first test was ready on the twenty first as well twenty three January and that's a sensitive puts us right in line to have enough testing a robust supply line what went wrong a couple of things went wrong it depends on what scale you look at the first thing that went wrong is that everybody trusted the CDC and usually this is a very good thing the CDC is an amazing institution and they're generally very very good at producing past there he almost always the first front line for these kinds of things and so one of the things that went wrong is basically everybody expected the CDC to work and I expect that the that the tests that they would send out would work one other thing that's worth mentioning is that the CDC's own tests that they developed actually works at the CDC and it seems as far as we know it's worked all the way along with a very small capacity compared to what we actually beat the real problem started when they started to send these test out to public health laboratories like the state laboratory in California or New York or New York City those kinds of places there's also an element comes in here and that is an easy you A. as testing protocol tell me how that works and how this comes in here sure so that you A. stands for emergency use authorization this is something that was passed into law in two thousand four it was after the anthrax attacks in two thousand one and the idea was actually to address the situation just like this they realized you know lawmakers realized that in the case of a public health emergency the government needed to be able to cut through the red tape much quicker than they were able to do until they passed this law cut the bioshield act and essentially what it does is it gives the FDA commissioner the right to say he came here seeking jobs if it's in the public's best interest to use a particular test or medical intervention and it's in that commissioners you know own discretion a discretion of his or her staff that is worth doing in it E. way can be authorized so there's no you know there's not like a checklist of things you have to go through and it's not like you have to wait weeks for public comment to that sort of thing it can really be done someone told me in as quick as you know twelve hours they want to this is the easy way in this case the first issue and was issued to the CDC that was issued on February fourth the band so essentially you know the CDC test is used internally or thought one of the problems though is that the next you A. was not issued for more than two weeks after that so hold up well I think part of the problem again is that we thought you know the at the FDA thought that the CDC test is going to work the three had this test the works of their own labs it only showed certain problems when they started sending it out to these other laboratories elsewhere and as far as I understand from my reporting you know since it was kind of is they they were that he was told a new lot of what are called reagents has a certain chemicals or test was going to come in and that so there is hope that maybe that would stick to it so it wasn't like they expected it's going to be three weeks let's just you know sit on our hands it was really updated anything what I thought okay tomorrow it's going to get fixed we'll be able to get going if you just tuning into KGO I'm talking to Robert Baird his article right now the new Yorker is what went wrong with corona virus testing in the US you can follow him on Twitter at Bobby Baird so let's talk about the rhetoric that was coming out of the White House at this point and there was a blame game going on about who dismantled what agency and the CDC how well it was performing his own job that was coming out of the president's Twitter account yeah I mean again it depends on what level you want to look at that at some level you know it's the CDC's job to make sure that we have working test for the public health labs and the CDC wasn't able to do that now the people I spoke to for my reporting said the kind of you know problems that they were having which were essentially manufacturing problems when they built these tests to send out pretty ordinary test it's still not clear quite if it was contamination or design problem so the kinds of things that you might you know expect in the course of the test but of course we're under incredible time pressure and one of the big problems with it was that there was no backup but you know as far as with the president attacked from the CDC a lot of people I spoke to said those are just completely on families are extremely hard working public servants extremely talented scientists something went wrong and the problem was not that they weren't working hard enough or that they were incompetent but that there was no backup system everybody just expected it to work the way it should have so what's our status now in terms of getting enough tests produce it in terms of what's coming down the pipeline and the efficiency the efficacy of the test where are we now yeah so it's interesting you know this sort of three phases and how we're is it how we generally expect to roll out tests the first phase is the CDC doing its own tests in its own labs the second phase and this is where things really went wrong in this country is when they roll out the test the public health labs that puts test in all fifty states there's a couple of local labs as well and that's supposed to really help with what we call containment where they can really start to watch how the disease is spreading they can do something called contact tracing we're talking to everybody who are you know talked to anybody who might have had contact with the person who's sick you're trying to quarantine those expose people to try to isolate the people who are sick and then there's a third phase which is really when the commercial tests come online so the problems that we had in this country with Kobe testing you everyone told me like look it was never the case that we were going to roll out billions and billions has within two weeks of discovering this disease that's just not how it works you really have to wait till the the big commercial guns come online which they are now for that kind of testing that could really work but of course one of the problems that the president was telling people as early as March sixth anybody who wants to test can get one it was simply not true but B. was also not what we wanted at that point you don't want people to just be crashing into the hospital saying I have got you know if you were gonna call if I need to get tested because the medical system is not set up to handle that I noticed that the CDC didn't cooperate in terms of your seeking information for this article are you seeing any kind of change because we have seen changes in how the White House is approaching the dissemination of information this week and I wonder if you're seeing any change in accessibility as you've moved on to pursue other stories as well I think so and I mean it's also we're saying that from about February twenty six on you know the FDA moves very very quickly to get a lot pushed through a lot of changes the first thing that they did was they said to the public health labs basically if you got our original test kits you can throw out this one problematic reagent that yet that wasn't working if you can use the other reagents the test will still work fine so that was the first thing they did but they also made it much easier for labs that are certified to call high complexity labs to do their own testing they made it possible for New York state New York City to use their own labs and in fact just this week it actually certified all fifty states to approve other labs for testing so doesn't all have to go through the FDA now each state lab an authorized labs in their own states so they can really roll out that testing are you gonna sing on the street Robert M. all right I hope we talk to you and then because the information is great to have thank you thanks so much for having me Robert P. Baird what went wrong with corona virus testing in the U. S. he's a freelance writer and contributor for The New Yorker and once again you can follow his work on Twitter at Bobby Baird P. A. I. R. D. another article coming out about supplies medical company supplies and this is a rather dismaying story a valve that is used in through in any the treatment a valve that is used in the treatment of corona virus primarily in.
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"Roll filling in for Pat Thurston J. G. O. A. ten so very much to digest this afternoon on both the federal state and local level here on KGO thank you for tuning in will continue to bring you the news as it breaks we're gonna talk to her right now to Dan from can he was many years at The Washington Post and now he's with press watch an intervention for political journalism Dan thank you so much for cutting into your day I'm glad to have you hi it's a good to be here at it you know you and I were planning to talk anyway about the way that Donald Trump has presented in this press conferences over the last two or three days today I want to check my reality against yours I will dare to use the word presidential even to the point of saying the media has been fair in its coverage and that measured scene told that we're seeing what's your take I completely agree it was absolutely amazing to see it was like a completely different Donald Trump at least for most of that it's like someone sat him down before hand and said this is really serious there's a lot riding on this and you've got to change your tune up until now what we've been hearing for template basically is you know wash your hands but I've got this under control and you know and we've been we've been our reactions and fantastic and today he talked about you be released an incredible list of an actual list the people should look up online to fifteen you know fifteen days to slow the spread he he recommended you don't go to restaurants don't go to bars he didn't avoid social gatherings of groups more than ten people and if you talk about shelter in place I mean I know you got to talk about we're talking about children please write to talk about social distancing the first time almost since ever and so although I would say that you guys are sort of at really in the middle of the most incredible story element of it today with the sub replacement in the area but we also saw it was something very dramatic in Washington tell me about his his capacity to have done something like this and also because this is your particular purview how the press has treated him up to this point because it's almost as though up to this point they've been treating him as the president that we saw today well it's a really good observation we didn't give him a lot of credit and and and really according to everything he says with the same kind of so desperate they would report on the president's when what he's been saying a lot of the time is it not true or is delusional or is you know ridiculously optimistic but today yeah he actually came out and and spoke but I guess you could say presidential I I mean I I worry about that a bit because he still you know he was asked to to raise his own his response that he gave himself a ten yes still Donald Trump he hadn't changed entirely and you know towards the end of the of the of the greeting and I felt like the instructions were wearing off but but yeah I mean it was it was a very serious thing he talked about up until now he basically said he thought the whole buyers think what sort of blow over fairly soon that would be disappearing to be America would be gone you know what April and may finally dollars this gonna be definitely a problem based in the summer it was a it was a whole whole new born without a past accomplishment that I talk about the person's responsibility to even now even though we've seen this turn in character for him to talk about their responsibility to fact check their responsibility to catch them to couch their rhetoric in news straightforward ways and what we should be looking for along those lines what will the press is a very hard time not taking the president seriously about his words and you would think after three years we would recognize that this president requires something other than that which is basically a lot of skepticism I'm not saying that everything he says hi you don't assume that everything he says is true by the way he's got that kind of track record he does and the president and generally when I'm talking when I talk about the present time but in the political journalistic outlets would be our times Washington post eighteen CNN has generally been a little bit too credulous about sort of recording whatever he says and focusing too much on him and and so even though I do think he he he did make a big change today Hey I don't know how long it'll last B. I still think that with the press should be doing is not letting Donald Trump set the agenda for the coronavirus crisis which they have done up until now to examine that I'm sorry can you give me an example of of them letting him set the agenda for courage resistance I think you've got a whole crop of regional and state leaders who are actually taking the helm and making really tough decisions about about things like sheltering in place or or a social distancing or closing down schools and and so I think those folks are the ones who are more in touch with it is really going on what really needs to happen I mean today was a story apparently that he talked to come talk to the governor is basically said you know you've got to get their own your own equipment instead of taking the lead so I don't think we can trust on the truck the take the lead on this I think we have to look to people for people who who are taking decisive action to work who are really informed I want to see a lot more for the scientists and the public health experts when I do come on the politicians I know it's a bit beyond your purview down but have you been watching local coverage and thinking in terms of how it measures up to the national mainstream coverage well it's not local coverage it tends to be about local news and especially narrow I mean local coverage has always been really put a lot lot more reliable the national coverage and and and and people trust a lot more than they cover the trust national coverage and and certainly when you talk about coverage of virus issues it's all based on the real rhetoric you know is thrown around a lot in Washington but when you get out of Washington it doesn't matter as much so so I I think that people do instead trust local news Dan I know our time is really appreciated today and I thank you so much for visiting through the news conferences and waiting we're gonna have you on again real soon for a longer conversation thanks a good luck to you guys over there thank you I prefer going to be interesting Dan through can and you can follow his calling at press watchers dot org is the press watch organization an intervention for political journalism markets crazy again today and not in a good way let's go to Kim McAllister get the closing numbers for some of our local stocks Angie the Dow industrials sank nearly three thousand points today because of fears on Wall Street the corona virus outbreak will throw the global economy into recession so twelve point nine percent drop in the Dow is the worst since nineteen eighty seven and I was president trump gave a press conference and told Americans to avoid large gatherings the losses accelerated what does it mean for big tech stocks well it looks like apples down thirty five dollars seventy six cents a share standing now at two hundred forty two dollars twenty one cents without the loss of twelve point eight percent Google's parent company alphabet losing a hundred forty one dollars so they're now a thousand seventy three eleven point six percent drop Facebook shares down just twenty four dollars and twenty seven cents bringing it down to one hundred and forty six and change last down fourteen and a quarter we'll check some other big companies as the day wears on now that the markets are closing that'll that should hold steady will look at futures as well and see what's on tap for tomorrow's markets hi Kim McAllister thank you so much for the KGO radio news let's talk now about what you have in your mind we're all up we're all we're going to be told as of tomorrow to be sheltered in place one thing that is absolutely critical to emphasize is that essential services will remain open what I fear we're going to see this afternoon is grocery stores over run with people gas stations over run with people trying to get gas ahead of time there's no need to do that these services will remain open you'll even be able to order carry out from likely your favorite restaurant a lot of this will be staying open for delivery only so there you have it tell me your thoughts here eighty eighty eight ten eight zero eight zero eight one zero let's talk about how we cope let's talk about what we all planned to do to get those board games out you know be ready to talk on the phone the people you haven't talked to in forever have assume conversation I get assume conversation set up tonight with my three sisters we haven't all been together in the same place in years we're all gonna be touching base today and that was planned even before the shelter in place so your cut your ideas on this your advice to your neighbors tell me what you did this weekend that involves staying home that is now going to stretch into your new reality for the next three weeks what can you offer our other listeners in terms of advice handed you know dare I say it even some calming rhetoric because these are gonna be some difficult times that we're moving into eight zero eight zero eight one zero will get as many of your calls and as we can and will stretch that right into the next hour it's this is where we move into neighborhood and neighbors mode where we all need to be here for each other it's going to be a difficult time and I think that one of the things we need to watch for is not so much this next week where it's new and novel difficult yes an adjustment yes but we need to watch for becoming too placid about it I think as we stretch into week two and week three it's going to get more and more restless and we need to watch to make sure that we don't start to think this new normal allows us to stretch the barriers a little bit human nature it's hard to sustain this kind of thing so this is something we need to.
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"KGO eight ten once again here's Pat Thurston good afternoon I'm Pat thirty we're talking about the big news today which is that Elizabeth Warren has suspended her campaign to become the democratic nominee for president she has not however endorsed anyone she says she's going to take her time in order to determine it that's a disappointment to Bernie Sanders supporters I she also gave some indication that she thinks that the reason that she didn't progress as well as she should have is because she's a woman yeah I know that one of the problems with burning in the last campaign against Hillary Clinton a part of the issue with him is actually pretty good part of it was that he was ignored so much by the media until very very late in the game the people were responding to Bernie with massive crowds but the media wasn't responding to Bernie did Elizabeth Warren face that same sort of blackout when it comes to the media eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number let's get to Maria she's in Benicia Hey Maria welcome to KGO thanks for taking my call sure yeah I think I think there were more than one factor in her losing the sexism issue was certainly L. I believe a large factor I've spoken with different man and they didn't think she'd be good enough to go up against trump which I wholeheartedly disagreed with although my kids voted for Bernie because they didn't like that Warren had flip flopped on the Medicare for all right I voted for warranty because I just think she's the best person we kind of had to get things done in Washington and also to go up against trump why do you think she did the flip flop in and for people who don't know she had a new plan and the plan was only committed to a series of reforms in the health care system that she was going to act by executive order now it had to do with increasing Medicare but it wasn't Medicare for all and it also had a public option in it which is what many of the the other candidates were also supporting and there were a lot of objections to you know that public option and how viable it would be one thing to change why do you think she didn't support Medicare for all all the way through because I think there was so much slack up against it that she thought she would move on to something more moderate and you know she probably thought whenever I can get three oil would be better than nothing which a lot of people think Bernie's plan is impossible and I I would have been okay with her doing something significant but like I said the younger people they they were all on board with Bernie because he was sticking with a Medicare for all which I would prefer also but I think she was trying to be practical and yeah man she just slept and then that just didn't look bad and then also occur saying asking Bernie which she knew full well she was still might after the debate will using something that you knew yeah definitely I think somebody you know in our campaign came about advice to try to leapfrog ahead but it back fired and it made her a lot not very nice I gave her a pass on that anyway just because I I like what a fighter she is I don't think she has she has the most dynamic you can have the most energy yeah you know it's a shame though that she that she it seems to be that she was the one who was behind the rift between the two of them and that's a shame because I think you know without having to progressive candidates if they were supportive of one another in their policies and if they stayed close and back to one another up which they did initially in the initial debates losing that meant a lot to people and if they blame Elizabeth Warren before that loss that may be one of the contributing factors eighty eighty eight tennis the telephone over more of your phone calls coming up eight oh eight oh eight ten you're listening to KGO their stamp on KGO eight ten.
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"I'm Pat Thurston well in light of the corona virus I know that I have mentioned previously the the Spanish flu pandemic from nineteen eighteen how awful that was had deadly that was and we've made some comparisons although there are no real comparisons to make yet in my mind because there's so much we don't know we don't know how this is going to go Kenneth C. Davis is on the line with us you know can he's on the program a number of times he's not just an historian he's an amazing author and they just so happen to have written a book not long ago and the book is called more deadly than war the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War and because right now corona viruses on our minds and we are watching how this is going to end up affecting not only us but virtually every country in the world I thought to be a good idea to talk with Ken about the Spanish flu in the lessons we might be able to learn from that Ken thanks for being with us today thank you Pat it's always a pleasure to be with you and the first thing I want to say before anything else because I've heard it already when people come on the radio or talk about this this virus or past pandemics is that where fear mongering and I just want to make it very clear that when we talk about the lessons of the past and we look at history and what we can learn from it it's the opposite of fear mongering we are trying to take the lessons of history and make something valuable and useful of it that may in fact save some lives so I think that's a really important point to get out there up front before you know I get that kind of reaction of your did you know he just out there trying to scare us to sell books no I am I want you should be scared not panicked but you know healthy fear and this is a serious health issue that is global assets the Spanish flu pandemic was in nineteen eighteen and there are a lot of things we do know and we can do I want to say that I was looking up some data on this because you and I talked about the Spanish flu in the past and years ago I had the chance to talk with one of the virus hunters his name was Johan Hultin he has since passed he was old when I talked to him but he was one of the virus hunters who investigated the Spanish flu and he told me an awful lot of information he's the guy who dug up the body of that girl in Alaska the frozen tundra of Alaska and he was able to actually extract virus from her body that they could use to study and there were a number of things he told me one of the things he told me was one of the things that made it such an odd and prolific flu was the people that it affected normally the mortality is pretty much limited to the very young and to the very old and in this case it healthy young men the rate among healthy young man I had skyrocketed in comparison to any other influenza is that what you have you understand it too absolutely and and that's what was strange and unusual about this from the beginning before they even understood it was influenza that separation steps at the table here a little bit Pat but you're absolutely right it was killing especially young men who were going into the army bases in early nineteen eighteen that had been set up around the country more than thirty content once they were called they were the equivalent of boot camp as we would call today and the United States in nineteen seventeen when it declared war in in Europe against Germany had no army of spies technically I mean there are hundred thousand soldiers overnight they need a million soldiers right away so they set up these camps and in the spring of nineteen eighteen hundreds of thousands of young men were forced into camps crowded Barrick I can't some times and unbeknownst to them this virus happened was making its rounds so it appears first in an army base in Kansas soon spreads to other army camps and it's just as you said it was affecting these otherwise healthy young men and they were drowning in their own body fluids they were choking turning blue in fact called it the purple death at first because the Spanish flu name wouldn't come until much later so there was a lot of mystery about this thing that was suddenly killing young men who were then getting on to trains troop trains and going to ports and getting out to ships and being shipped to Europe by the hundreds of thousands one million young American soldiers doughboys as they were called landed in France and you can almost watch the the spread of the contagion in the spring of nineteen eighteen from the port in France where these U. S. soldiers are landing it didn't originate in the United States we know that we still don't know where it actually came from but certainly the fact that these young men were then going off to war when there were supply ships going around the country and people were getting on trains and moving from one army base to another and ships were going into ports to take supplies is what spread this was the first global war and so the globalization of the war help spread the globalization of Spanish flu which eventually killed between fifty and a hundred million people worldwide in about a year's time six hundred and seventy.
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"Listen at all by simply saying Google play KGO eight ten now here's Pat Thurston good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston okay the impeachment the opening arguments in the impeachment are under way right now but they are about to break the way it was presented this morning it began at a little bit after ten o'clock and so the lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff has been speaking since that time and the idea was that he would be speaking for two hours then they were going to take a break that was so what Mitch McConnell had said and then after the break they will come back I'm not sure how long that break is anticipated to be account on whatever they tell us it's going to be it's going to be about three times that long that's what I've been calculating lately and it's been pretty doggone to accurate the so I'm not going to go there right now we're kinda watching what's going on he is in in a longer form he's re introducing a lot of the arguments that had been presented a yesterday for example yesterday when the debate was going on concerning documents and testimony witnesses they did such a marvelous job the house managers did in presenting actual impeachment information I mean this this was factual information that they were presenting the evidence that had already been accumulated not all of it much of it in order to show where having these additional documents that should be made available that they now are aware of and witnesses that had been blocked by the White House this can add to fill in the entire story here so that the senators have all the information necessary in order to make their decision on whether they're going to convict or acquit the president of the United States so it will go back after they take their break to see what's going on take you in and we're going to take it kind of in and out of the proceedings there's nothing new that I see that is being presented right now so if you're somebody who has been watching the impeachment proceedings and if you were listening too much the press seedings yesterday that went until two o'clock in the morning almost you is that most of this information you have heard but it's being now introduced officially and again in long form you know they're they're giving you more of that of that information interestingly and just kind of follow up on some of the things that are going on there he's he's going through a time line which I think is exactly the way to do it you know you do it chronologically introduce this stuff and then the story begins to make sense one of the things that he did was he laid out the escapades of the three Amigos and then he also we have to remember that one of the senators that sitting in the chamber listening to him one of the people is going to be voting is Ron Johnson he's a Republican senator from Wisconsin he was actually in touch with someone and a few other of the impeachment witnesses and he attended a meeting at the White House when they went to brief president trump on their meeting with salen ski so he's somebody who is also involved in this issue in addition to sitting there is one of the people who will be passing judgment and Joe Lockhart earlier today he posted an overheard conversation between two Republican senators who are unidentified unfortunately I wish that I wish I knew Lockard indicated watched mostly fox news all the time and this is the quote that he posted is this stuff real I haven't heard any of this before I thought it was all about a server if half the stuff Schiff says at excuse me if half the stuff ship is saying is true we are up oops creek except the is the S. H. word hope the White House has exculpatory evidence close quote that's what Joe locker a la carte posted as an overheard conversation by two senators ought not in the chambers of course because they can't speak but they are passing an awful lot of notes to one another I don't know if that's allowed but that is something that's going on and still the senators are taking a lot of note when the ad when the information is being presented to them on both sides of the aisle the Republicans and the Democrats are taking a lot of notes that some point in it'll happen is next week sometime the US senators are going to be able to ask questions of the house managers because this is going to at at and of course of trump's legal team this is before they make the determination on whether there are going to be witnesses and whether they're going to get the documents that they're seeking all of that was voted to table yesterday I'm they may be taking notes because they're trying to formulate questions that they want asked that that that senators won't be able to directly ask questions what they have to do is put their questions in writing and then those questions are given to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who's presiding and he's the one who will read the questions he will ask the questions of the of the attorneys who are presenting both sides of the case I'm one of the things that to Adam Schiff has done as he's presenting the case today is he's pointing out what is perceived to be a central weakness of the defense that's being offered by Donald Trump Schiff says he can't dispute the facts he did it that's why all the thumping of the table withholding documents and gagging witnesses that's why this president can't testify under oath in his own defense there's another thing that has been said as they're presenting this case and that is that the president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box for we cannot be inch assured that the vote will be fairly one it's one the reasons one of the justifications the Democrats have made at the outset for going through this process and doing it quickly that day because they've said the upcoming election is at risk not because trump could win but because trump was cheating and there may be other cheating that could be under way so the idea is you know if he is trying to get other kind of other countries to insert themselves into our election to do bad things to try to impact the outcome of the election if he's going to do that you know who's to say he's not doing it in other places I mean he did publicly tell China that they needed to be investigating the bidens too so I'm that's what the Democrats have said and I think there's some validity to that we want to make sure that when we cast our votes but the process is actually going to count our votes fairly that everybody's going to have the same access to the ballot box and then that the vote is going to be carried out fairly and that there's not going to be undue influence and misinformation campaigns and there's not going to be the targeting of individuals to try to give them false information that there's not going to be an attempt to try to slime somebody with false information which is the essentially what the the whole Biden thing is about in order to try to disrupt his campaign John Roberts last night called on both sides to show equal stability this was after Jerry Nadler had spoken and then one of them trump's defense lawyers and I wasn't awake for this I'd gone to bed when Jerry Nadler was almost finished with a what he was talking about but there are people who work rather objecting to this I don't I mean I think the Chief Justice had a good point to make when you're it has bothered me for example in confirmation hearings when witnesses nominees of senators have just shown such a lack of decorum and in the Senate this does us was to happen you're supposed to treat one another with a certain amount of respect to people who are appearing before the Senate have an obligation to do that as well there's a certain amount of decorum that is expected with in the chamber and Jerry now either I think that you know even though I know that he was frustrated there are a lot of people who are saying that what the Democrats were saying specifically Jerry Nadler was that the lies from trump's lawyers and the claims of abuses of power from trump that those were said correctly and in good faith that trumps lawyers actually were lying and acting in bad faith I think that's true also but I think there's a way you do it Adam Schiff in his presentations yesterday was the consummate professional he was the one I preferred watching I mean I I think that a lot of the managers did a great job I think so Lofgren was just a rock star and there were others at Jefferies he was very very good and there were some people who I think were you they were just reading it was kind of difficult to follow along with them necessarily but one of the things that Adam Schiff was able to do is he was able to log criticism at the things that were being said by trump's lawyers that were factually incorrect without calling them liars he would say but what we need to fact check here or he would say that information was incorrect and then he would get the proper information because when you start calling people liars are when you start using that kind of rhetoric it kind of cheapens the entire proceeding so I'm gonna say kudos to achieve justice Robert I think it was appropriate for him to insert himself at that point and I'm glad he did it eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number eight oh eight oh eight ten of okay well let's get this call from Lees calling from a San Jose he Haley welcome to KGO hello hi Larry how are you Newport news well then we talked many palm your heart all get up early right on by I want that old school stuff I go to my good night all although the one about the one to mark with the water through a public bill Kaulitz on well I think that a Republic and a democracy are far removed from a totalitarian ism of okay so here's I can tell you what my understanding of it is I'm not you know a political science major anything like that well okay so as far as a democracy is concerned that's what the rule of the people where the people make the decisions for the people vote they make the decisions a Republic is one where there are people who represent the people who make the decisions and then there are and what we are essentially is a democratic Republican where we elect the people who are going to be making decisions on our behalf and so that's what we are here in the United States of America we don't have direct democracy here except on a state level we have direct democracy for the most part and you are a ballot initiatives that's direct democracy but we still elect representatives who make decisions in our state houses I prefer to have a direct democracy when it comes to electing the president I think that what has happened is that the will of the people has been thwarted now a handful of times and it's becoming more common where the popular vote is superseded by the electoral college and the electrical the electoral college is an antiquated unnecessary idea that really needs to be done away with because it takes away from the idea of one man one vote so with the election of the president I think that there should be a a direct democracy when it comes to to Talla tarian is and you're talking about a government that is it's controlled by a dictator it's some it's where there's a person a figure head who is that the where the state yeah what is the US saying I am the state where that only put in one more sure what about for your yeah one more all one part well one mile one part yeah control all right up the Mike eman under your nose why he always thought that my plan for the war so what do you do you think are functioning do you think our government is totalitarian not what one not one yeah I okay well I'm going to disagree with you I don't think it is going to go that way because we still every single one of us we still have the power of the vote you know we still and and when that a power is the is being disrupted when there are people who are standing in opposition to that we still have structures in place in order to thwart that now it still happens there is still voter suppression there are still ways you know this weird gerrymandering thing that is done those are ways to thwart the vote of the people but those things are being addressed and it takes way too long for this to happen but we still do have the right to vote and we still can make decisions that are are supported by the majority of the people here and I don't think I mean what was it yesterday there was a staff that mark was talking about on his show where right now in the United States of America there are more people registered voters who identify as independents small I independence then who identify as either Democrats or Republicans and if that's the case I mean I think people are pulling away from party loyalty and they are more interested in making decisions based upon what they think is in the best interest of their countrymen they're both in their own best interest which I think is kind of a healthy thing I think George Washington was right when he warned us about political parties and these factions that develop where you have party loyalty now when you're looking at this impeachment proceeding and you see that the Republicans are are in lockstep pretty much it can be very frustrating because you can hear for yourself the case that's being brought by the Democrats how much information how much evidence they have there but they know this is an up hill battle because those people who are Republicans in the Senate right now many of them particularly the leadership has already declared their loyalty to the president and so they have stated that they vote with the.
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"Eight ten once again here's Pat Thurston good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston Erin glanced is my guest Aaron's new book is called home wrecker so we're talking about the moms for housing in Oakland that's gotten us on to this discussion is of course it's an enormous discussion and the moms for housing has brought this broader awareness to people like you said Erin they've shown a spotlight on this huge issue that's not only a happening here in the state of California not just the bay area it's also happening across the country I'd like to get one more call in here in because we don't have a heck of a lot of time left let's talk with Terry's calling from Nevada Terry hi welcome to KGO you're on the air glance go ahead hi Pat I just wanted to say that not only were the individuals you know that was a terrible thing that they did to the individual homeowners but also the community suffers from these these takeovers because what happens is the community suffers from the loss of money to school suffer from the enrollment the stores offers the room the restaurant and then there's the emotional tools are of the loss of community the loss of neighborhood and it's just devastating to the whole community and isolation that results and I'd these women have brought back a sense of community of a sense of purpose and it's it's just devastating as to to everyone in so anyway just want to say that thank you you know I I do think that the issues are complicated here up particularly when you're talking about this one case when you're talking about moms for housing what's gonna happen Aaron I mean they were they were in there illegally they were evicted by a judge the company doesn't want to do any business with these women they want them to go away they've offered them some kind of money to get them to go away and that's about it what do you think is going to happen to these women I don't know I mean what I wonder is what is going on in all of the other homes owned by this network of shell companies in the other shell companies and how many of them are empty right they have shown the light as you said on this issue of vacant homes during a time of crisis we have a whole debate do we have enough housing do we need to build more housing also they are helping us focus on another important part of the story who owns the housing and what are they doing with it and so I think that there's going to be a whole new level of scrutiny and I wonder the other homes that they may be looking at in the same neighborhood that may also be vacant and also owned by shell companies you know who knows where this is going to go now yeah and we need to know who's behind all of the shell companies as you were saying before we don't know because they've got these these names but we don't know the people who are actually behind them and what it is they're doing hence the four you see that you've brought to the treasury department so maybe that's gonna help unraveling some of this mess so we can see what's going on I I still think that something has to be done quickly I think it's gonna take time to do the community bank of the National Bank of the state level bank that's going to take some time to establish although I don't know how long it took FDR he was pretty quick with the policies that he was able to institute yeah well Gavin Newsom seems like he's giving this some extreme focus so it'll be interesting to see if he in addition to tacking issues of homelessness through providing services to people who are homeless the fees can also be focusing on who owns our existing housing stock exactly Aaron Glantz delightful to talk with you I'm so glad you joined us today and again errands book is called home wreckers get it it's available everywhere it's available online it's in your local bookstores get this book it is remarkable and I opening and very very upsetting but there are also solutions that are positioned in there and it's the kind of thing that we need to start working toward I can't wait till the next time you're in thanks for being with us thank you you bet and stay tuned with us we will be back we have guests will be joining us in studio and that they're going to reveal something that their research has been able to uncover the investigative work that they have been doing this impacts people locally you're going to want to hear about this stay tuned you're listening to KGO they're still on KGO eight ten this is KGO San Francisco a cumulus stations now on Amazon Alexa open the KGO eight ten scale hi Mickey Maduro and this news update sponsored by the exigencies brel scanner thermometer MGM resorts is announced it sold the Mandalay bay in Las Vegas the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history correspondent Jim reports the multi billion dollar deal also includes the MGM grand in Sin City it was October first two thousand seventeen bullets rained down from the thirty second floor of the Mandalay bay on the concert goers killing fifty eight and injuring hundreds more before the gunman killed himself now MGM says it is sold it and the MGM grand to Blackstone real estate income trusts and will lease both properties back for just under three million dollars a year the company says this along with the selling of properties last year will provide a cash infusion of more than eight billion dollars and that's correspondent Jim rope democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang can add another celebrity to his endorsement lest comedian Dave Chapelle in a statement the statement released by the campaign Chapelle declare that he was part of the Yang gang he said to perform two shows in South Carolina on Yang's behalf later this month the former tech executive has also been endorsed by rapper and actor Donald Glover who was joined yanks campaign as a creative consultant and it is now officially going to be a sell out crowd when the San Francisco forty Niners take on the Green Bay Packers for the NFC championship 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"Pat Thurston and of course the issue that we're going to talk about at least at the outset here has to do with the assassination attack on custom so the money that Iranian general top Iranian general he was the guy who was leading the could force and they were part of that elite Iranian revolutionary guard force the could had been declared recently as a terrorist organization and sell money himself was also declared a terrorist to some point in time I don't know if that's accurate and we can certainly talk about that because he was a general employed by working on behalf of the sovereign government of Iran and so I don't know if it's proper to classify him as a terrorist when we think of terrorists we think of non state operators we think of people who are rogue operators independent operators but that definition may change depending on what happens with whatever revenge is going to be mounted against the United States for this assassination because this guy so Amman he really was revered in Iran he was a person who was adored he was very close to their supreme ruler how many an eight he was somebody who they just thought of he was like that the picture in Iran he was the picture of the of of the the person in government that was the most respected and he's been in the position that he's in for over twenty years I do want to get to this but before we do I want to spend a little time and I'm going to ask for your indulgence I want to spend a little time because I ran across some important information helping us update ourselves you may remember after the events of nine eleven when that crime against humanity was perpetrated against the United States of America on our soil I'm a lot of us were going well who's al Qaeda what's that why do they hate us and we had to kind of go back and we had to educate ourselves on who Osama bin laden was how he came to power what was going on with the mujahideen who were day when Russia invaded what happened why was the C. I. A. involved with Pakistani intelligence the I. S. I. bringing intelligence and weapon rien and information eight and to the mujahideen in order to fight Russia why were we doing that to a proxy instead of doing it ourselves of thought it was the right thing to do and how did this happen what was their real beef with the United States and we had to do a lot of catching up because we were particularly well informed about what had been going on there and many many other things as well of course now I think we need do a little bit of capping catching up on some of the things that are going on in the country of Iraq because there's so much that's going on there there are so many various factions the Iraqis the unit the Americans and the Iranians this just kind of sketches then a bit of what's going on in that territory but there is so much more and part of that are these PM use they are popular mobilization unit and so I want to talk a little bit about who these malicious are and what has been going on the kind of is what has led up to the point where we are right now and this cut T. Abd Hezbollah is one of the popular mobile mobilization units cut hay Abd Hezbollah they were the people who mounted the attack that resulted in the death of the American contractor they're the ones who after the United States responded with missile attacks the United States killed twenty four twenty five people then they had this funeral procession that then diverge then went into the green zone and attacked the United States embassy that vast compound a hundred and four acres the constitutes the biggest embassy the biggest US embassy in the entire world in the heart of Iraq cut tidy but Hezbollah is a militia it's one of the popular mobilization units these are units that were recruited to fight the Islamic state I S. after the Iraqi armed forces collapsed at excuse me most soul which is Iraq's second largest city fell to the Islamic state that was in June of twenty fourteen the first six of the P. M. use the popular mobilization units these are militia groups they were formed by five Shiite militias they all received support from around plus Mocatta outsiders Iraqi nationalist peace company that was the reincarnation of his anti occupation Mahdi army militia they had previously disarmed in two thousand eight hundred agreement with the Iraqi government pate AB Hezbollah was one of those five original Shiite militias it existed long before the fight against ISIS it was a small Shiite group that was founded even before the US invasion of Iraq in two thousand three it was part of the Iraqi resistance through out the United States occupation of Iraq in two thousand eleven they reportedly had about a thousand fighters those fighters were paid three hundred five hundred dollars a month and they were mainly funded by not a rack around they fought fiercely until the last U. S. occupation forces were withdrawn in December of twenty eleven they claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that killed five US soldiers in Baghdad in June of twenty eleven since forming a P. M. U. A. popular mobilization unit in twenty fourteen its leader Abu Mahdi almost Honda this has been the overall military commander of all of the PM use reporting directly to the national security adviser in the prime minister's office this is in a rack in the fight against the Islamic state the P. M. use proliferated quickly most political parties in Iraq responded to a fought off by the grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to form and join these units by forming their own at the peak of the war with the Islamic state these PM use comprised about sixty Berg gates with hundreds of thousands of Shia fighters not a thousand fighters hundreds of thousands of a Shia fighters I'm AT and they even included up to forty thousand SUNY Iraqis which I think is notable I think that's an important thing to point out that they also included soon the fighters now it forty thousand is a high number it's kind of a handful in comparison to hundreds of thousands but that there were any Sunni fighters who were involved in the Shia brigades is notable that is something for us to pay attention to in the context of the war against the Islamic state the United States and Iran have both provided a whole lot of military support to the PM yes and two other Iraqi forces and the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga they've also receive support from a ram secretary of state John Kerry met with the Iranian foreign minister Mohamad Zarif in New York in September of twenty fourteen to discuss the crisis that was going on and the US ambassador Stuart Jones said in December of twenty fourteen quote let's face it a rand is an important neighbor to Iraq there has to be cooperation between Iran and Iraq the Iranians are talking to the Iraqi security forces and we're talking to a Raqi security forces we're relying on them to do the deacon flexion so that was back in twenty fourteen when Kerry of a met with the for a rainy and foreign minister and when the US ambassador in that same year couple months later made that statement a ran as an important neighbor to Iraq and so they understood that there needed to be some sort of an alliance between Iran and Iraq but we were relying on them the Iraqis and the Iranians to do the deacon flexion between their two countries right now the US officials and and most of the media I believe are falsely painting this cut Tayeb Hezbollah and the PM use as independent renegade a rainy and backed militias in Iraq they're not they're really an official part of the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi prime minister's office made that clear when they issued a statement that the US airstrikes and this is before the the assassination that just took place that the US airstrikes war and I quote on American attack on the Iraqi armed forces these were not just any Iraqi military forces but these were forces that have borne the brunt of some of the fiercest fighting against Islamic state so these malicious as much as we don't like them and they don't like us they are working with the Iraqis and they are considered a part of the Iraqi military of fighting the presence of Islamic state in the country of Iraq this open hostility between US forces and pate of Hezbollah began six months ago this is something you know I actually want to verify this but this it's hard for me to believe that this is not true was also hard for me to believe that it is true so I haven't yet been able to find an independent of verification of this from a source that I completely trust but consider this that but there are some who are claiming that this open hostility between US forces and cut type has will again six months ago when the United States allowed Israel to use US bases in a rack and or Syria to launch drone strikes against cut tape Hezbollah and other PM you forces in Iraq there are conflicting reports on exactly where the Israeli Jones were launched from was in Iraq or was it Syria but the United States had effective control of Iraqi airspace and the United States it is said was clearly complicit in the drone strikes now this led to a campaign by Shia cleric politician Muqtada al sadr and other anti occupation parties there are a lot of them and they are growing now in Iraq and politicians in the Iraqi National Assembly to once again called for the expulsion of US forces from Iraq as they did successfully in twenty eleven and at that time the United States was forced to accept new restrictions on its use of Iraqi airspace then at the end of October US bases and the green zone in Baghdad came under a new wave of rocket and mortar attacks previous attacks were blamed on the Islamic state but the United States blamed the new round of attacks on cartel yep Hezbollah after a sharp increase in rocket attacks on US bases in December including one that killed a U. S. military contractor on December twenty seventh I did not realize we have Donald Trump forget going there right now life world if Americans anywhere are threatened we have all of those targets already fully identified and I am ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary and that in particular refers to Iran under my leadership we have destroyed the ISIS territorial caliphate and recently American special operations forces killed the terrorist leader known as al Baghdadi the world is a safer place without these monsters America will always pursue the interests of good people great people great souls while seeking peace harmony and friendship with all of the nations of the world thank you god bless you god bless our great military and god bless the United States of America thank you very much thank you.
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"Google play KGO eight ten once again here's Pat Thurston she is Pat thirst I am on a lot of them yep we're right here we will talk about the outbreaks against Jews and the increasing gun violence I want to give you a a shocking number okay in the last week the last eight days there have been eight violent anti Jewish attacks in New York last Monday sixty five past how long week wow on Monday a sixty five year old visibly Jewish man was punched and kicked by another man who yelled after you choose number two on the same day a group of teenagers to visibly Jewish boys age six and seven number three on Tuesday of this last week a group of individuals veiled anti semitic slurs at a twenty five year old visibly Jewish man as he walked down the street hurling an object at him number four on that same day Tuesday a group of people approached a fifty six year old visibly Jewish man and one punched him in the face number five a few days later an individual obstructed the path of a forty year old and punched him in the face number six on Thursday a woman was assaulted a thirty four year old physically Jewish woman in front of her three year old child on Friday a woman approached three visibly Jewish women and began hitting them on the head on Saturday a man entered the hot bod Lubavitch world headquarters in Brooklyn and threaten to shoot and kill everyone this goes right along with a machete attack which took place on the eighth night of Hanukkah so people should know that Jews and non Jews are deeply concerned the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo condemned the attacks as acts of domestic terrorism and that should shock us and disturb us all and why are you know why is that happening is it is an important question I received an email I'm I'm afraid that I couldn't locate it and I'm sorry about that I received an email a few months ago John and I sent you a copy of it because I knew that it would mean a lot to you to hear from this this woman this listener who is Jewish living in the bay area and she was telling me about the special precautions that they have to take security wise when she goes to synagogue in addition to that she had to go through first aid training she is one of the people now who is trained to be able to handle emergency situations if something horrible happens at their synagogue if somebody shot for example only two are belong to temple Emanuel in San Francisco the largest synagogue in northern California and when I was a kid I could walk in and out of any door right today there are metal detectors there is full time security yes there is a genuine fear now how is it possible that only seven decades after the Holocaust that Jews are afraid the most shocking thing to me Hanukkah just under the other night Jews traditionally put the Hanukkah menorah the hunky are in the window for people to see yes Jews were afraid to put their hunky alright you know what was going to ask you about that because I remember that from my childhood that that the Jews who lived in my neighborhood there were not a lot of the motel yeah they would put the the menorah in their windows and you know what I was thinking because of all of these attacks and I wish I'd thought of this when it would have made a difference that I think all of us should put minority in our windows during the season of Hanukkah whether you're Jewish or whether you're Muslim or whether you're Catholic or whether you're Hindu I don't care a with you have no faith whatsoever put the Hanukkah in your window because it simply show solidarity with people and it is a renouncement of violence that would be perpetrated against people anti semitic violence and so in the future I intend to do that and in the future I intend not.
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"Good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston and yeah we are totally out of time Erin glances here with me his book is home wreckers how again the Wall Street king pins hedge fund met a you know what I'm a good read the whole title I forgot you're appearing and in court Madera at book passage tonight at seven thirty seven PM tonight at seven o'clock passage in total seven thirty go at seven if you go seven thirty you'll just be there for the signing and I imagine you're going to speak first yes it's a wonderful place but passages in my neighborhood in Aaron's gonna be there you can buy the books there while you're at book passage and you probably will have the opportunity to get your book signed by Erin glance but he'll be speaking there as well and Aaron we have passed the time when the show was supposed to end our when this our supposed to end but I am going to ask you one more question what are we left with how do we fix this you know all the things that I when I wrote this book you know you might say it's a book called home wreckers and it's about the fact that the whole homeownership bring America is that of modern low but I'm not sad I'm really not because in the process of writing this book I learned about all the great ideas that were put forward over the past decade of the alternative routes that we could go down and now we have an election and we're gonna be picking our next president and as I mentioned all the candidates on the democratic side except by Dan have offered a pretty ambitious plans in housing and so I'm interested to hear more from them and I'm gonna be keeping close watch on them and and I think that we can do it you know we just have to rig the economy back in the right direction so that it benefits the middle class homeowners instead of the super rich I think you said that very well good to see you and thank you so much for coming in see Aaron tonight at book passage in Corte Madera seven o'clock he's going to be there and of course he'll be back here on KGO at some point in the not too distant future I don't know I don't think you're booked for anything yet but I'm sure you'll be back thank you Pat thank you Erin and we will be back with a David Katz we're gonna talk a little bit about some of the information that's come out over this weekend that pertains to impeachment and even tapes and what what is the legality of potentially those tapes all of that is coming up you're listening to KGO their stint on KGO eight ten this.
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"I'm Pat Thurston yeah we're anticipating a shut down of the power again I have a feeling because of the impeachment hearings that are going to begin again tomorrow they're going to be tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday I'm not I'm sure they're gonna be breaks in the testimony because this time they're expecting testimony both in the morning sessions and in the afternoon session so they are going to take breaks and they're probably going to be longer breaks and what we experienced last week with them the testimony as the bill Taylor and Maria at your son of a **** and George can't so we had that testimony last week but it was only morning sessions and they didn't take lunch breaks or anything so I think this is going to be quite different I don't know it as a result of that how much time we're going to have on the program to talk about other issues and one of the things that's going to be coming up that's going to affect people's lives are the shut off of your power is so I do want to get as much information out as I can I know we're gonna be carrying news reports that'll get as much information to you as we can and on Friday we could certainly spend some time talking about the impact and hopefully people's power will have been restored by then and hopefully we won't have another wildfire that we're going to have to deal with if we did I mean I I kind of feel like all bets are off right now I do want to tell you update you the latest information I have about who's going to be impacted the power outages are gonna start tomorrow morning it doesn't mean everybody's going to be shut down tomorrow morning and I would encourage any of you when I read your locations if you're one of these people go to P. genies website P. G. E. dot com and at the website they actually have a tool that you can click on where you put in your address and with your dress they should be able to tell you whether you are going to be impacted by these power outages so let's get started here because the list is pretty doggone long in the bay area in Alameda county they expect twelve thousand two hundred customers to be shut off that includes people in Berkeley Oakland and San Leandro in Amador county about twenty five hundred little more than that in Amador city dry town fiddle town Plymouth river pines and Sutter creek in Butte county about fourteen thousand in Bangor very creek meadows Chico clipper mills Cohasset Forbes town forced ranch my golly Orville paradise and sterling city poor paradise Costa county we're looking at about twenty three thousand they say twenty three thousand two hundred thirty customers in canyon Elsa Bronte Lafayette Moraga or Renda knoll Pleasant Hill and Richmond all those areas check your addresses in Eldorado county about thirty eight thousand five hundred customers in Camino Colonna cool diamond springs El Dorado El Dorado hills garden valley Georgetown Greenwood grizzly flat Kelsey Khyber is lotus mound income Pacific house pilot hill Placerville Pollock pines rescue shingle springs Somerset and twin bridges in gland they're looking at two hundred and thirty customers in L. creek in Lake County thirteen thousand three hundred customers in Clear Lake Cobb Finley hidden valley lake Hartland Kelsey bill lake port loch Lomond lower lake and Middleton you know that's a lot of people in Lake County being affected in Marin county we're looking at twenty three thousand four hundred forty customers those customers are in bold lenis Fairfax forest knolls Inverness lag need us marshal mill valley near a beach the Casio Nevado a Lima point Reyes station San Anselmo San Geronimo Sandra fell Stinson beach and would acre so it's mostly the western and the northern part of the county but not entirely because we're also talking about center fellow we're talking about mill valley but not center found the valley have some pretty you know hilly areas okay men to see no three thousand eighty customers in Gualala hop Linden point arena in napa almost a excuse me they're saying eleven thousand one hundred eighty customers in England Calistoga deer park lake Berryessa napa Oakville pope valley Rutherford and yeah and yeah I'm to fill in Nevada county that's in the foot hills there thirty thousand customers approximately an emigrant gap skews me emigrant gap grass valley Nevada city Norton nor San Juan Penn valley rough and ready I love that name so to springs and Washington in plaster county twelve thousand four hundred forty customers in Alta Applegate Auburn Baxter Colfax Dutch flat immigrant gap Forest Hill gold run granite bay Lincoln meadow Vista and why mark in Plumas county seven hundred and eighty customers and building the port Quincy in story in Shasta county twenty one thousand seven hundred twenty customers in the Anderson Bellavista Big Bend cotton wood French culture I don't know if it's ego or I go I G. 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"One of my father died by that time. I had already built a great fortune and my father didn't leave a great fortune. It was Brooklyn and queens real estate, and it wasn't a great fortune. But now what they do is they build it up like, oh, he left Donald my father never gave any money when my father passed away, he gave some. But by the time you passed away. Had already built my business. I built this empire. And I did it by myself. Nobody did it for me. Pat, if Donald Trump were under oath before a committee of congress, I think he would have been cited for perjury. Pure and simple. It's really something. Quite astounding for him to say, I got very little. This is really hard on me is hard seriously. It was harder. It should be so hard on all of us. You know that we would be millionaires by the time. We're seven years old. Or was it three years old? I think goes by the time seven seventy became a millionaire. Yeah. At seven he became a millionaire personally became a millionaire. Not that his parents were millionaires, and he was set to inherit the millions. He personally himself was a millionaire is absolutely let me remind everybody that the president's father. Fred Trump hired an accountant in one thousand nine hundred seventy four who is just flipped and is now giving information to the independent counsel. Fred Trump's one thousand nine hundred five gift tax return claim that the twenty-five apartment complexes and other properties in the trust. That went to his kids were worth just forty one point four million dollars the implausibility of that claim was made plane in two thousand four when banks valued the same real estate at nearly nine hundred million dollars. Ability. Very little help. He got knowledge. So can I ask my dad gave me I ask a question of our listeners four one five eight zero zero. The lines are full though question is this does this make any difference to you? If you voted for Donald Trump does this matter, and I'm going to suggest if you didn't vote for Donald Trump doesn't matter. But you understand the people who didn't vote for Trump or never. The people who voted for him, if we're dealing with this midterm election and the election two thousand twenty half to be able to understand the realities and the reality is well, this president is not exactly truthful. Eight hundred eighty eight ten is our telephone number. We're gonna take a little break. We'll come back and get directly to your telephone calls eight zero eight zero eight one zero certainly were still welcoming calls about Brad Kavanagh, what that means what Democrats should do in order to get our base fired up. So that the majority of us show up on November six to cast our vote. What do you think is the strategy that will work for Democrats? Eighty eight ten is the telephone number. And of course, the information we were just talking about that was revealed by this in-depth investigative journalism in the New York Times about Donald Trump, and his wealth and his taxes. Eight hundred eighty eight ten the number. I'm half Thurston. With John Rothman. You're listening to k geo Pat Thurston on K G O. Eight ten this spell is cast Halloween time is back at the Disneyland resort. And now K G.