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COVID-19 Restrictions Hamper Efforts To Tame Chicago Gang Shootings
"People have cut back on their activity during the pandemic apparently include criminals by many measures crime is down but in some big cities people continue shooting people Chicago reports a fifteen percent jump in gun violence compared to this time last year and social distancing makes it harder to work against that violence here's Patrick Smith of WBZ over the past two months it's become clear that a lot of things can be done remotely with phone calls and video conferencing but Terrence Henderson says preventing Chicago gang shootings is not one of them Henderson is a street outreach worker walking the streets and some of the toughest parts of Chicago trying to separate young men from gangs there are dozens like in here many are ex gang members are ex convicts they rely and relationship building and face to face contact you intervene in violent street conflicts Henderson says that's a lot harder now you know we only gave gap brand with no handshaking or half bad or dashlane although again you know we just walked past we meet we speak you know we may contact each other well we're not getting the the everyday Babbage's being able to congregate with people and the coronavirus has taken away other tools there's no in person counseling or drug treatment available no jobs to dangle before gang members looking to change their lives and Henderson says it's making it harder to intervene immediately after shootings to prevent retaliation normally when there's a shooting in his part of Chicago Henderson heads to the hospital a person at risk the most vulnerable state is in the hospital once something happens when you know people don't really get it until it hit him directly like being out of car was it what you know if you like this thank you for watching the war but if you don't like what you feel and how you find the right now you got to change but the pandemic prevents hospital access so guys like Henderson are lurking in hospital parking lots and turning to social media and phone calls to try to reach out John Mackey with the national group the alliance for safety and justice says the challenges are not unique to Chicago I think what a crisis is instructing us in ways that we've never been stretched Mackey says he's seen in time violence groups adapt and take on the role of public health advocacy warning marginalized communities about the dangers of coveted and ways to stay safe and he says groups that don't normally work together domestic violence organizations and rape crisis centers are banding together to coordinate supplies and secure funding some anti violence efforts have moved online with group counseling and job training happening on video conferencing and some anti violence workers see reasons for optimism during a recent online worker training session did L. Gardner shared the story of scene to rival gang members pass each other as each was taking an elderly relative for covert testing Gardner had talked with both of these guys before but hadn't been able to get through to them now they were face to face so these are each other these guys used to be in school they'd be canceled each other right now today so he's always up so it makes my no litigation I would be going to okay make a phone call to to to do some because that person got his older family with him and this person that is old so actually set back and watch them he sat with each other gardener wants to build on that moment to create a broader lasting peace that's tough to do well social distancing but he's still trying for NPR news I'm Patrick Smith in
"patrick smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"President trump also spoke to reporters today he did not assign blame or a cause for the crash but trump said he has his suspicions it was flying in a pretty rough neighborhood and somebody could have made a mistake some people say was mechanical I personally don't think that's even a question Patrick Smith is an airline pilot and runs ask the pilot dot com I asked him what he thought of the missile theory well things are definitely trending in that direction and this is something that was suspected in many circles from the start and there seems to be a gathering amount of evidence that that is what we're dealing with of course Iranian authorities are not being particularly forthcoming and withholding the black boxes that's definitely a complication but not entirely unprecedented if you remember back to the MH seventeen shoot down getting hold of the data from that accident was a bit of a project normally when a US built airplanes involved in an incident like this the NTSB and Boeing will receive the data recorders it looks like with geo politics being what they are that that's not going to happen but the Iranian authorities are willing to share the recorders and other information with Canadian authorities Swedish authorities Ukrainian authorities so I think one way or the other we'll get to the bottom of this you know meanwhile it it's it's fascinating in a way that there is a high end here do you have a Ukrainian jetliner and Ukraine of course is no stranger to shoot downs of commercial aircraft the MH seventeen disaster a few years ago took place over Ukraine right Malaysia airlines the seven deadliest accident didn't in aviation history lands in Iran in nineteen eighty eight you have the US navy cruiser Vincennes shooting down the Iran air Airbus that's the eighth deadliest air disaster history now both of these countries involved in this disaster it's so certainly curious are you skeptical of Iran's claim that the plane suffered engine failure well let engine failure that can mean different things but an engine failure even of a very serious kind to say an uncontained engine failure were pieces of the engine's internal components here's the fuselage or the winning either in a you know a very worst case engine failure is extremely unlikely to cause an accident especially one where the plane was reportedly in flames before it hit the ground I'm just not I'm not seeing that so if this theory turns out to be true would be pretty shocking and as you say Texas back to that Malaysian airlines MH seventeen that was shot down over Ukraine in twenty fourteen do you think this could be starting to happen more often and do regulations need to change well it it ties into the geopolitical conflicts around the world I mean the more of them that there are in the more sophisticated kinds of weaponry that is utilized in these these conflicts in skirmishes the increases the likelihood of this sort of thing happening I'll talk to that you have more and more airplanes flying than ever before so statistically the likelihood of this does go up airline pilot Patrick Smith of ask the pilot dot com thank you very much thanks for having me thank Canada's Iranian community people are mourning the victims of the crash the theory of an Iranian missile shooting down the plane only adds to their grief fortunately it's not surprising from that regime and it's also going to feel some anger against the regime a resentment even more so mon Parsi on is active in the Iranian heritage society of Edmonton he told us about a vigil held in the city last night in memory of the victims many of the ranking members that were there you know knew somebody that was on that flight and so it's very upsetting one way or another everybody was trying to mourn together it was really supportive from the city side many Nani Runyon's where there are police service showed up many politicians showed up so it was a lot of support I know some of the victims from Edmonton included a married couple professors at the university of Alberta can you tell us about them and how the community is mourning them professors and their two little girls and nine and fourteen year old girls were very much a fabric of our community she was leading many projects in the engineering department and she was awarded with being one of the women in leadership in the engineering roles in our university while he was working on new technologies within the engineering department he was very well known those two will be missed along with all the other twenty five talk about the Iranian Canadian community in Alberta how large is it is a close knit the estimate for in Alberta is about fifteen thousand in the seventies and the most up to date numbers that we use are from two thousand sixteen showing twenty seven hundred Iranians and I'm sure there's other areas in the country of course like Toronto Vancouver Montreal which have much higher populations one advantage we had was that we were very United and it made us very much like family I mean the numbers of a running Canadians are not used the proportionally Canadians with Iran in respect of about one percent of the country I saw in Alberta in Edmonton went to the big migration of Iranians happen was it after the seventy nine revolution it would have been likely more to do with the university programs the oil and gas development it's estimated in a report that was released about a year ago that a quarter of the running center no mention of or in Canada sorry our engineers are university altered up here in Edmonton is very well known and is world renown in many engineering aspects and so because he run by being a player that produces disproportionately high number of engineers meets university that's we're very one on an engineering inevitably they'll be a her number in that field that's part of the reason why that flight so many international students on its right I mean one element of the story is that there are a lot of restrictions right now on travel between the U. S. Canada especially Vancouver Toronto and Iran how does that impact and how people are able to travel to Iran there are no direct flights from Canada to Iran from any point and so it forces anyone traveling to connect anywhere now if you ever need passports you have a lot more options you can travel through many European transit states you can travel through do by Seattle kind of flights but if the international students someone without a cane costs were wanted to they can't and so it limits their possible options one of the backdrop of this terrible crash of course is everything going on between the US and Iran it is their general anxiety in Canada is a running community right now about that course there's a lot of our knees and worry for loved ones and family members in Iran and it had us glued to the TV string the retaliation that you're on when they were launching the ballistic missiles towards the west being and so part of the reason why we were privy to to the breaking news of this plane going down was it just happened the midst of all that action so while we're all watching this news about a retaliation the plane used gets dropped on everybody and you know you're trying to soak it all in it was a rough forty eight hours for the community mon Parsi on in Edmonton he's a former president of the Iranian heritage society of Edmonton came on again our condolences to you everybody there and thank you for speaking with us thank you for having me Michael as you heard the crash of the Ukrainian plan happened on the same night that around stood on the brink of conflict with the United States the fundamental problems between the US and around remain unresolved today president trump expanded on an idea he floated yesterday that NATO help the U. S. in the Middle East the president's remarks to reporters were somewhat incoherent off the cuff and occasionally inconsistent with the facts but he did say this and I actually had a name NATO late and then you have them in the Middle East he'll call you they told me I said what a beautiful name they tell me I'm good at names right U. S. M. C. it like the song YMCA in a scripted speech yesterday trump also called on the European partners to the twenty fifteen Iran nuclear deal to abandon the agreement for a European perspective on this we called Fabbri's put Jay in Brussels put a headed up policy planning for two NATO secretary general he's now a senior fellow with the international institute for Strategic Studies purchases Europeans like him view the events of the past week with surprise and concern concern because you had to pretty quick escalation between the United States and Iran a surprise attack by the United States in killing one else you're Ryan's top generals so I think there where are holding their breath to see what's next clearly yesterday president trump Pasquali to droll and both countries seem to be willing to de escalate no longer is getting so that's the I would say the good news in that pretty intense for our last few days but I think everybody's on the net right from what's next terms of potential escalation I'm not truly round as say the last word and also on what does president trump greedy Wall greed while you're up to step in and to do what do you have an understanding what the the trump administration's policies are in the Mideast I think policy is a bit of an ambitious were at when it comes to the trump administration's our overall approach to the region quite frankly I think it's made off certain moves they transaction that approach but too deep or train however and the one that he's more worry is I think there's a general retrenchment of the United States from the region let's look specifically at the Iran nuclear deal France along with the other European partners Germany in the U. K. was one of the Six Nations that helped negotiate the J. C. P. O. a with Iran why is France sticking with the deal what is sold only from quite frankly I think the U. K.'s also sticking with it the in Germany China Russia don't forget that China and Russia will still signed to be I think everybody sticking with the deed because so far I too was the best all the least bad option to make sure that the ride we know go nuclear now clearly the US administration decided to exit the deal and by a sense to undermine it and now we are saying I think some I'll come up that the fusion but she's you run these crossing some of the red lines containing eat by deciding to increase some enrichment of uranium and Iran that's clearly stepped up its region dangerous activity so I think the deed was maybe not perfect did not call her Iran's regional activities which are problematic but the keys that was something on the table that kept you Ryan sitting at the table if you want now Iran these has left the room and I think we we are we fault any means to bring them back into negotiations so yesterday trump also made an appeal to NATO today I am going.
Chicago's homicide rate decreases for the third straight year
"Three years ago Chicago saw a record number of shootings in two thousand sixteen more than four thousand people shot more than seven hundred fifty killed. That was the most the city had seen in two decades. Both Chicago in two thousand nineteen on a more hopeful note. Preliminary number I show a steep drop in shootings and homicides. WBZ reporter Patrick Smith has been following the stats and updates us on the new numbers and puts it all in perspective breath so there were four hundred and ninety two people murdered in Chicago so we talk about progress but still almost five hundred people murdered there. Were Twenty six hundred shooting victims terms and about twenty one hundred shooting incidents so that you know they're incidents where more than one person is shot so twenty six hundred people shot four hundred. Ninety people murdered both all of those numbers though are are better than than last year. I'm put that in context for us when we look at the past few years. Two thousand eighteen two thousand seventeen and then of course that big jump in two thousand sixteen right exactly so twenty twenty sixteen we had this historic increase. Since then. We've been coming down this year's numbers it's about ten the shootings down about ten percent compared to last year the doubt about thirty thirty five percent compared to two thousand sixteen so we are were were just about back to where we were before that two thousand sixteen spike in violence so that's the macro macro level but when we look at the neighborhood level and where we're seeing significant changes. What can you tell us about that? Well you're going to hear me say this a lot which is like comparing things to twenty sixteen and looking at that. Because we're we're seeing the biggest decreases on the west side of Chicago like The Austin Police District which covers most of the neighborhood of Austin on on the west side that had an almost twenty percent reduction in murders last year for twenty nine eighteen the other westside neighborhoods west areas had thirteen fifteen percent reduction then shootings the west side is what got hit the hardest in two thousand sixteen. It's where the violence was the worst in two thousand sixteen end for the first couple years after that twenty seventeen two thousand eighteen. Even there was some sort of stubborn violence levels. Were still remarkably high and some of those areas so we saw the biggest reduction on the west side their parts of the south side that also had reductions most of the south side and the north side had reductions in violence although there are a few neighborhoods that are still suffering. You know well not just all. There are many neighbors the city that are suffering from violence still but most of the the city saw. Sr Reduction in shootings here Turley back the interim superintendent of CD. How a New Year's Eve press conference releasing the numbers and here's what he had to say about why he? I thought this was happening. Some of the things that have allowed us to to make these reductions I've talked about Particularly our partnerships with faith based community and our partnerships with street outreach workers workers and our partnerships with community based organizations those are really important but also technology has aided Chicago PD okay so he's talking about partnerships and technology starting with the partnerships. What do we know about how? CD's approaching community in the shootings. Well one thing we know is that this this year You Know Actually Mayor Emanuel created it but then now mayor lightfoot invested more in the city's Office of gun violence prevention people are calling for her to do to invest a lot more money anything then what she has to sort of get us on par with New York and Los Angeles. But that's this office that suppose to give a comprehensive approach gun violence prevention. So it's not just about policing you know there was a lot of philanthropic dollars that went into gang outreach street outreach after two thousand sixteen and we actually heard you know I heard from Eddie Bocanegra. Who Works for Heart Lennon runs this outreach program called ready Chicago that that works with people who are closest to gun violence? He gave a lot of credit to two former Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. WHO said that He? We really worked really closely with street. Outreach workers that there were district level commanders who worked with them at and coordinated with them and that it wasn't all you know police in law and order. I obviously the police are there to maintain law and order but that they knew that there were better and maybe other ways to approach gun violence besides just just going as hard as you could it at people when you say street outreach. What does that actually mean? So that that's a really good question so there are kind of different versions of that the sort of the version that maybe people are most familiar with. Is something like ceasefire. cease-fire what's called cure violence now where you have people who are former gang members people who are close to gang members who go out and just mediate conflicts and try to prevent people from shooting shooting at one another another Eddie Bocanegra who. I just mentioned. He used to do that. What he says what they're doing now and there are a few different organizations? That are doing this. You're just outreaching to say. Hey don't shoot each other you're saying don't shoot each other and we'd like to give you a job or we'd like to get you some therapy or we'd like to give you something we're not just saying don't shoot we're saying here's an alternative and so there has been more investment in that from from the private sector from philanthropic groups in the last few years. What's really but people have been pushing for the city to start investing more and paying for that to happen and so that you can give give people an outlet in an alternative to to you know violent crime so we hurt the interim superintendent they are also talking about technology? What role is stop playing? Yeah so that's something like the police in the last few years or put something called shot. Spotter which is supposed to use sound to detect. When there's been a shooting so they don't have to wait for nine one one call so police can can respond more quickly to them? There's also they've got more cameras that they've got these strategic support centers in the districts. That's supposed to combine all the different tech- technological the logical options. They have to sort of make response quicker and get more street level information to the police. You know that's something that University of Chicago really helped pilot. They've done research. It is their program program. But they've done research on their own program to say that they saw reductions in the district where they put that technology in their Beyond that you know. We have more police officers than we did. A few years ago there was this is pushed one thousand more police officers under Mayor Emanuel. That happened And then I think one thing that Charlie Beck is not going to talk about is just regression to the mean. Statistically we we had this huge spike horrific by two thousand sixteen were You know statistician might tell you that we're just sort of coming back to normal. I think the big question is going to be are. Are these reductions things where we can keep making progress and actually get back. Get back to a better place get better than we were before. Two Thousand Sixteen rather than just sort of getting back to what is honestly an unacceptable level level of violence five hundred murders a year. No one's going to tell you that. That's okay so we're we're we're back down about five hundred. The question is can we take that next step and actually see real reductions and not. Just get back to where we were before two thousand sixteen and put these numbers into context when we look at other big cities like New York or La. Well New York had a slight increase in its murders this year. La I believe leave state about flat. We still have a lot more murders here in Chicago Than New York and Los Angeles. It used to be that we had more murders than New York. Combine that's not exactly true. That's not quite true this year however they had If you put them together there at about five hundred fifty murders for this year they have millions and millions more people in New York in Los Angeles so as far as murder rate were nowhere near them we had about you know we had about fifty fewer murders in Chicago than New York and Los Angeles together so these are just preliminary numbers we should say a The official figures will come out after the FBI does their audit. How much of a change could we see between the numbers that are being reported right now by C. p. d. and the numbers that come from the FBI not a huge change For Murders for instance you know I think in two thousand seventeen the changes about seven murders from from when they preliminary members to what they actually sent to the FBI. So you'll see that change. I mean sadly that that some of that has to do with a person who shot on December thirtieth and then dies a few days later and that changes inches from shoot a shooting incident to a murder. Obviously all of this is very tragic. So you'll see some changes in the numbers but nothing that's going to throw off these percentages or the big picture takeaways Geico as well in a press conference earlier this week Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie back and we have to stress here he is interim he. He's made very clear that he's not interested the permanent job but he laid out what he hopes to achieve while he is in office. What did he say? Well one thing that I thought was really interesting. He spent a lot of time talking about clearance rates. You know this is how detectives detectives do solving murders and he said that the CPT had a fifty three percent clearance rate this year. That's the highest. It's been in nine years you should look at. WBZ's chip Mitchell's is reporting to to see sort of diving into those numbers more. Not not this year but in the past of how they calculate those clearance rates. I won't get into it but it doesn't mean that they solve half of the murders that happen this year either way. It's great if they're at a nine year high. There was a report that came out earlier this year that really criticized the the detective division homicide Detective Division Chicago. Charlie Charlie back said he's going to be implementing things that were recommended there. I think that that's a big priority for him for his time. Here is getting our detectives to get to a better solve rate solving thing. More murders which increases trust in in in the department among residents and hopefully prevents future violence. So we have to again remind people that CBD's operating under a consent consent decree right now. Charlie Beck let the LAPD through its own consent decree at least part of it. How much power will he have to? Maybe implement some of the changes that are recommended in that decree. Well I think he has a lot of power of making it clear whether or not it's a priority and I wanna be clear that that what I've heard from people is that Eddie Johnson the former superintendent. This was a priority for him. Two people did believe that he truly believed in the changes but there are also problems where they said. There's not enough resources to this. Not everyone in the department is totally buying in. I think Charlie back with with the experience that he has might know what resources are needed to to get a higher level of compliance with the consent decree and make that a priority. I certainly heard from people who were hopeful about him. As interim because of his experience in Los Angeles as you mentioned that he'll make consent decree compliance a real priority of his interim administration and really quickly any word on the search for a permanent superintendent for CD. I have not heard any word. I mean the the applications I believe are due by the end of this week. Maybe next week I I expect that the police board will Abbas recommendations by March or April that's WBZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith Patrick. Thanks
We have a deal, folks
"Ladies and gentlemen we have a deal what exactly the. US MCA is going to be from American public media. This is marketplace in Los Angeles. I'm Kai Ryssdal is Tuesday today. The tenth of December is always to have you along everybody. This was quite a day I mean yes sure that other story very big news but to those for whom the economy is our concern also so big. After a couple of days rumors house. Democrats announce this morning they have come to terms with the trump administration on the new NAFTA The US Mexico Canada agreement by name. It's been a bit more than a year since the deal was originally signed so on the theory that perhaps the details have faded from memory. Marketplace's Merrill Sagarra has this refresher fresher one of the long standing. Criticisms of NAFTA is that destroyed a lot of US manufacturing jobs. The treaty allowed Mexico to export products to the US. duty-free but wages are lower in Mexico. Doug Irwin teaches economics at Dartmouth college or what happened after that allow. US companies moved their assembly implants to Mexico so if you lost assembly jobs the original version of the US MCA tried to address that problem. It required Mexico to protect workers right to unionize and to increase wages for at least some Mexican Auto Workers Democrats wanted more than that. One thing was for Mexico to promise that conditions would improve establish Florida's messy as teaches government at Cornell but another thing was for those conditions to truly improve for the government to monitor conditions in factories. To make sure that whatever new regulations were in place would also be enforced. He says Democrats proposed that the US should be allowed to send inspectors turn into Mexican factories. Mexico said no but in this new version of the deal Mexico did agree to allow panel of experts to make sure it's following the rules. It's not clear exactly how that will work. You know it'll be interesting to see what exactly under which conditions these panels can be convened and who brings these cases another sticking point for Democrats the original deal would have given pharmaceutical companies ten years to exclusively make certain kinds of drugs. Christopher Sands is a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins so it means ten years in which generic copies cannot be made of drug. I think a lot of Democrats. The House saw this as really over the top especially since drug prices have been on the rise that part of the US is gone. Now and Democrats have also added some environmental rules. I'm Maryelle Cigar for marketplace. Honestly the first thing. I thought of this morning when I heard the news was apple's specifically glee Washington state apples from the Yakima Valley. My first reaction was a little bit of relief. Mostly that seems like we've cleared that a hurdle. That's Patrick. Smith are apple in hops farmer up in the North West the hurdle of course being no free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico his two biggest export markets for the apple industry here in Washington state. It was tens of millions of dollars of exports that were lost in the twenty eighteen crop. Not only because of the possibility of no more Nafta but also because of retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico that sent his exports down thirty percent last year. Getting a deal. That would kind of clear all that out of the way and go back to some sort of stated normalcy is is really good the thing for us a state of normalcy under the US MCA no tariffs on his apple. Exports to Mexico and Canada. Just like under NAFTA but we're not making any big decisions really on the basis of US MCA or anything. We're still kind of in wait and see mode in cautiously optimistic for For improvements in in trade relations Patrick Smith up at the family farm loftus ranches in Washington. State still going. Maybe a couple of months before this thing is done by the way. See also that other big story in the news today that sucking all the air out of Washington
"patrick smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Story of the Russian by little that is your friend take the controls yeah I think so units is that story all right well we spoke to someone who is familiar with the real story a Russian airline pilots allow his girlfriend in the privacy and comfort early take the controls of the aircraft the employee that was Patrick Smith of ask the pilot and author of cockpit confidential talking about the pilot who that his girlfriend Dr and by the way Patrick thinks you should not do the acting rather late you got it right face was telling the truth one of my very as the voice of anyone you may like saying whatever brought how you choose on your voice I'm gonna pick up in that office absolutely thank you so much take care bye bye another day were people who've been very wise learn what it's like to make a little mistake Leslie otaman junior has been a successful working actor since the age of seventeen a few years ago he got what every actor dreams of an offer the lead role on the TV series but he turned it down because instead he wanted to work in this new off Broadway musical that musical turned out to be Hamilton in which Leslie originated the role of Arran bird we welcome him to the room where this is happening you're welcome to wait wait don't tell me so much.
"patrick smith" Discussed on 600 WREC
"On Capitol Hill and Carmen Robert in my ten short months in Congress it's not even noon right and this is the my most disturbing day and Congress so far democratic congressman and the love and reacting to Tuesday's impeachment testimony by acting US ambassador to Ukraine bill Taylor sources familiar with the closed door session tell fox news that Taylor told congressional investigators there were two channels for policy making on Ukraine one regular and one highly irregular Taylor who described himself as a career diplomat said the regular channel went through traditional state department avenues and the your regular channel went through the president's people meaning ambassador Gordon sunlit former special envoy Kurt Volker the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and energy secretary Rick Perry fox's Catherine Herridge Taylor testified that president trump used aid to Ukraine as leverage to get the government to investigate Democrats president trump says there was no quid pro quo Russia and Turkey reach an agreement that would cement their power in Syria that means the Turkey a member of NATO is partnering with the NATO adversary Russia to deploy forces across the northeastern border between Syria and Turkey please in Birmingham make a sad discovery the remains of a small girl in a dumpster they believe that it's that of three year old Camille cupcake McKinney who disappeared from a birthday party eleven days ago police chief Patrick Smith tech tips on this case I work ready relentlessly twenty four hours a day we've maintained our command post because it was our goal and our hope to bring this gem baby home please plan to charge Patrick stole worth and a ratio brown with capital murder and kidnapping and Camille staff America's.
Alabama police discover the remains of 3-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney
"A sad ending to the search for a three year old Alabama girl kidnapped from a birthday party earlier this month police chief Patrick Smith explains we're Camille cupcake McKinney's remains were found remains were found inside of a dumpster and they were they were recovered inside of a landfill here in Birmingham thirty nine year old Patrick Stallworth and is twenty nine year old girlfriend are in custody and will be charged with kidnapping and
Police find Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's remains in dumpster
"The search for a three year old girl who they say was abducted ten days ago at a family birthday party police chief Patrick Smith says they believe they have recovered the remains of Camille cupcake McKinney in a dumpster tech tips on this case I work with relentlessly twenty four hours a day we've maintained our command post because it was our goal and our hope to bring this young baby home police say they plan to charge in thirty nine year old Patrick Stallworth and twenty nine year old Derrick Risha brown with capital murder and kidnapping Camille's death Stallworth had been arrested and charged with child porn a day after little girl's disappearance as police were conducting their investigation but he had been released on bond brown remains jailed after her bond was revoked on an unrelated
"patrick smith" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"The president's fiscal twenty twenty budget proposal continues to stare down scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. A democratically controlled house took a crack it on Tuesday. And it's safe to say the president's budget plan did not get rave reviews things were similar in the Senate budget committee Wednesday as the acting director of the office of management and budget outline some of the bullet points, the Republican chairman of the committee Senator Mike Enzi was less than enthusiastic. I call it. A list of pretty good suggestions, or at least. Suggestions this budget is an absolute disaster. Then Senator Bernie Sanders really spoke his mind is an insult to the working families of this country. And I have to say it really does expose Donald Trump for the fraud. Thirty s Sanders cited cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and social security all things he said that candidate Trump promised not to touch the acting director Russell vote defended the budget saying those cuts were needed to take a bite out of the growing deficit each time. This president has called for fiscal restraint in spending reform he has been blatantly ignored and vote added tax increases are not the answer. The problem is not that Americans are taxed too little is that Washington spends too much. Senator Sanders said the problem is tax cuts. The Trump budget would provide another trillion dollar tax break that would you guess that primarily benefit the wealthiest people in this country democrat, Debbie stabbing said it all boils down to spending priorities, and she said the president's priorities. Are out of whack citing for example, cuts to maternal and child healthcare. These things are less important in your eyes. Then frankly that Republican tax cut that passed last year that really created the deficit Republican John Kennedy defended some of the cuts I think people are mistaken when they suggest that if you're trying to save money. That's not that somehow makes you a cold heart, Rhode Island, democrat, Sheldon Whitehouse issue. I guess it would kind of depend on what money you're trying to save before you could make that moral judgment. If you're trying to prevent a family from getting health insurance, and at the same time trying to make sure that a big corporation doesn't pay any taxes at all. Then I come down a little bit on the other side. The Trump budget is a statement of policy priorities and congress rarely follows presidential recommendations on the budget because it writes, its own Linda Kenyon, Capitol Hill. It's twenty one before the hour, the president has grounded the same type plane that was involved in the Ethiopian jet crashed Sunday that killed one hundred fifty seven people jimbohannon welcomes in some aviation experts to discuss the situation we're joined by Ken Jenkins. He is a professional emergency manager in crisis response strategist to look at the grounding of the Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight fleet. It's interesting to note that the United States was far from the first country to do that where we tardy or just being prudent. Well, it's an interesting question. And I wish I knew the answer. There have been times in the past with the FAA was very prudent like the seven eighty seven being grounded back in twenty thirteen. They did that within a matter of days of there being lithium ion battery issues read aircraft, and then in this particular case, they weren't. So I wish I could say why I don't know. The reason why there are some discussion points around that. And that the FAA says at American and south west feel that the planes were safe to fly that took the air worthiness directive that was posted several months ago and educated retrain their pilots, if you will on the software and the pilots so comfortable flying in the last few days is you and I have read, and I'm sure your listeners, it's come to light that a few pilots have said, no there there are some issues. And so maybe those worst mitigating factors now. Then I note that this is a small portion of the US air. Airline fleet these seven thirty seven max aids. But nonetheless, I don't think airlines are probably deepen redundancy. So let's say that that just for picking a number five percent of an airline flights were with the seven thirty seven max eight would that mean that five percent of their flights would be cancelled or delayed or just what kind of impact can the flying public expect? It may not be a percentage point four percentage point. But the public certainly flying on south west United and American will see an impact in this respect wants his aircraft are grounded the passengers that were continuing on those planes for future flights day. Now, we accommodated on other flights, and we're we're to those fights come from if they're already full because in terms of pastures with spring break may lead to having to reschedule or a passenger canceling their flight, in some cases, the airlines may have an an aircraft or two or three that are four purposes and like bad. Weather in a city or whatnot. That'll help back fill some of this space. But it's certainly gonna take several days to get every everything kind of assimilated back into the operation. It's not only the plane that's out of service. But now, you have the the flight, attendants and pilots that are grounded at that particular location that have to be reassigned. And then repositioned Ken Jenkins. Accident investigation expert and professional emergency manager. We're joined now by Patrick Smith. He's an airline pilot on air travel.
"patrick smith" Discussed on KCBS All News
"It has no basis to justify grounding, the seven thirty seven max at this point. But it's important to note. The agency has no information from flight three o two's black boxes to be as new senior. Travel adviser Peter Greenburg. The FAA has always had a conflict when they were established by an act of congress. They were supposed to make an enforce safety policy and then promote the visit aviation. They can't do both CBS news update, I'm Peter King. Even before the most recent crash that took place over the weekend pilots were already complaining about that aircraft, and it's automated systems so for some perspective on these safety concerns were joined on the KCBS ring central Newsline. Hi, Patrick Smith who writes about air travel at ask the pilot dot com, and is author of the twenty thirteen book. Cockpit. Confidential. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me on. So what were the pilots concern about? Because that doesn't make me feel better when the pilots are worried about the aircraft. Well, it's it's hard to say how those problems did or didn't fit in with with the drama that we're dealing with now with easy opium crash. It's hard to say, and I haven't seen exactly what those complaints word. What systems they involve or how these things are? More complicated than they sometimes might seem upfront. Meanwhile, I think it's important to note that we don't know for sure if the European crash is tied into this. Faulty system the same one that led to the accident involving the lion airplane back in October. And. Co we know that you know, grounding to the fleet outright is is is maybe jumping ahead a little bit. Although I do admit that things are pointing in that direction that these crashes Arlington that there is a flaw in the system that can in certain circumstances, be fatal. And I wouldn't be surprised if the we see a grounding across the US and Canada and the rest of the country. So that are holding out in the coming days once the black boxes from Ethiopian are, analyzed and. You know? But again to emphasize we don't know what happened in the in the the opium crash. You do have to ask yourself. Why the US is holding out? I mean yesterday countries were joining the list literally on an hourly basis is it unusual to have a situation like this groundings are unusual but not unprecedented jets. Have McGrath ended several times in the past going back to the comet and the DC ten and seven eighty seven usually not for catastrophic reasons usually per per smaller problems. Meanwhile, you know, there aren't that many 737 max is in the world. The the global fleet is only around three hundred fifty planes, logistically, taking them out of service. Temporarily would not be a major disruption. It's not addictive grounded all of the seven thirty sevens. Which will be thousands and thousands of airplanes. So there's not as far as I can tell what what the thinking at a in the US is is that pilots. Max pilots 737, max pilots everywhere as well. As all the airline training department. All the entities involved are well aware of this potential problem and how to deal with it. Should it come up the system that has this law is disconnected it it's something you should be able to override very easily if need be and so I think that's where the thinking mostly comes from so now, okay? If the the opium pilots were dealing with this problem. Why didn't they do that? That's the big question that jumps out at me about this. Did a disconnect somehow not work. We did they not try or were they overwhelmed by warnings and and erotic airplane moving to the point where they didn't realize. That's what was happening. Or was the problem something, totally unrelated. We don't know yet. So what should pilots and or airlines be doing or saying to reassure the flying public now? Well, one of my answers to that. And this is gonna be. This is gonna sound a little evasive. And like, I'm going off topic. But but stand back and look at this through the wider lens. We we've had two unfortunate accidents in five months, and that's that's tragic, but you know, globally. Air travel has never been safer than it is right now we used to see in decades past ten fifteen sometimes twenty large-scale air disasters around the world every year. And now if we have one or two that's significant. And so, you know, look at it from that perspective and relaxing little and that's not to diminish the significance of these two. Recent crashes, and we need to focus on what this problem is. And how to deal with it one way or the other before this is all done. Boeing is going to have to engineer some kind of fix a software fix a hardware fix or both. And and stop problem before this could could happen again, we need to link these accidents first, and then then continue that conversation Patrick Smith. Thank you for your time this morning, Mr Smith writes about air travel at ask the pilot dot com, a former pilot current pilot, and there's also the author of cockpit confidential KCBS news time, seven thirty..
"patrick smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And now if you heard Michael Cohen testimony yesterday, you might have caught what he said President Trump told him about African Americans. He once asked me if I can name a country run by a black person that wasn't this was one Barack Obama was president of the United States. And while we were once driving through struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only black people could live that way. We don't know if Trump actually said those things, but he has certainly talked about Chicago's crime problem. He said the violence in Afghanistan is nothing like Chicago, which he described as carnage last year, Chicago had more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined despite having far fewer people, but Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson says that's not the whole story we get painted. Unfortunately in a in a bad light when it comes to violence nationally. But I want people to know Chicago is a safe city. So what's true? Well, it's hard to drop in for a week and figure out the answers. So for this story, we went to an expert someone who covers Chicago crime all the time. His name is Patrick Smith. And he's the criminal Justice reporter for WBZ. We asked him to take his time and really answer the question of what's going on. And whether things are getting any better here is his story late last year. Pastor Corey Brooks had launched with a couple of guys from his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago Wilbert Morris, and Marcus Clarke, reach twenty five each spent time in prison for gun crimes. Brooks pushed them to sign up for a construction training class at his community center. The exchange was captured on video by filmmaker who'd been trailing Brooks for a documentary about Chicago anti-violence efforts. So we can figure out how to get all the gas. Bait Utah training. I agree. Now's lives. They both said.
"patrick smith" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Police officer killed another critically injured in a shooting early this morning Birmingham. Police chief Patrick Smith says it happened after his officers confronted two suspects involved in a car break. You the officers approached one suspect? Patted him down where they found what they believed to be a weapon asked him about it. He armed himself and fired upon our officers. The officer killed at eight year veteran of the force. The other officer critically wounded police in Davis, California released a letter they say was written by a man accused in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer in the letter Kevin Limbaugh claims police had been bombarding him with ultra sonic waves. Police say they also recovered two unregistered guns from Limbaugh's home. Police say Limbaugh took his own life after fatally shooting officer Natalie corona on Thursday has she investigated a car crash secretary of state Mike Pompeo, continuing his Mideast tour promoting the Trump administration's anti Iran. Message to the region. Appearing on CBS is face the nation today. Pompeii oh says the administration is doing everything it can to gain the release of Americans being held by other countries, including. Veteran Michael white now in the custody of Iran. Great sympathy for the families of those Americans who are wrongfully detained all across the world. And we do everything we can every day to get the return. We diplomatic tools in every corner of the world to reach out to these places to get these young men and women home. We're intend to do that in Iran or intend to do that all across the world. Michael light was seized accused of being a spy after he traveled to Iran to visit a woman he'd met online. White's mother says her son has been undergoing cancer treatment. She's concerned he won't survive in detention fire investigators working to determine the cause of a roof fire at Saint Louis. Internationally aboard the fire forcing several flight delays one terminal was evacuated. A second terminal was able to stay open teaches in Los Angeles set to go on strike tomorrow, the LAPD along with other agencies is preparing for increased patrols to deal with anticipated. Demonstrations Stevens zipper is with the L A school police department. They will be providing high.
"patrick smith" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"NewsRadio partly cloudy, forties and fifties. Four lows amid seventies for tomorrow for the warmer areas right now, sixty one in Downey Whittier fifty eight and Ontario has sixty degrees. You're listening to a rebroadcast of KNX in-depth with segments recorded earlier today. You're listening to KNX in-depth long. Charles feldman. Mike simpson. Mira Sorvino was one of the very first in Hollywood to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, and to speak up about a culture of sexual harassment in her industry. She turned words into actions in supporting several metoo inspired reforms in California. We will talk with her live on in depth later today right now, though, tens of thousands of passengers delay diverted are stuck waiting on planes early this morning at London's Gatwick airport reason for all this wasn't whether it wasn't security was several drones spotted flying over the runways. Patrick Smith is an active airline pilot flying for a major airline author of the book. Cockpit confidential and the ask a pilot blogs. So Patrick cutting the place down kind of speaks to what how dangerous it could have been had a plane hit one of these. Yeah. You know, this was potentially serious incident. I think the whole drones thing has moved from being a few years ago. So we could have called in emerging threat into an active ongoing threat. And from what I was told these weren't hobby. Drones something that you buy on Amazon, they were more maybe industrial sized larger pieces more dangerous pieces of equipment and people ask. Well, what what exactly is the danger colliding with a drone potentially very dangerous. It depends on two things. Mostly the speed of the airplane and the weight of the drought now a small, you know, buy at the store. Hobby drown isn't gonna cause too much damage. It's very very unlikely to cause an airplane actually crash, but still if it were to strike an engine or some other critical part of the of the aircraft. It could cause potentially billions of dollars damage. This is just a small drug. We're talking about. Do you think the action taken at the airport in London was too extreme? I I don't know the details of the logistically of how it all unfolded. You know, honestly, our reaction to things that happened at airports tends to be a little extreme and overblown. No, I wouldn't I wouldn't doubt that. But I don't wanna say so without knowing more of about what they knew and what exactly was done and in what order for the police were saying they're trying to figure out where they went. Once they flew away. Why not just shoot them down out of this guy? Yeah. I don't know that it's that easy. And you know, a lot of discussion a lot of all up to this as well. What do we do? And ultimately, though, I think this is just another one of those kinds of risks that we have to learn to live with that. Maybe there isn't a whole lot. We can do I one that is a proponent of enacting a whole new wraps of legislation and the rules and regulations, and you know, rent tape, ultimately it comes down to awareness. I think the vast majority of people who fly at drill close to an airplane aren't doing it on purpose to cause mayhem they're doing it through carelessness negligence because they don't understand how much of an threat this can be. And so really it comes down to it comes down to generating sense of awareness and people policing themselves at using common sense and not doing this or. That this may have been was probably something done intentionally which changes the conversation somewhat. But what we can do about it at that point. I don't know. Have you had any close calls yourself? No, I have not. I don't know anybody who's had one Ryan Patrick Smith active airline pilot flying for a major airline has a book. Cockpit confidential. And the ask the pilots block because he's the he's the in or is I should say twenty nineteen year that California's sizzling hot housing market finally cools off find out when KNX in-depth continues. This.
"patrick smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The pocket steps up moves to his left really nice pocket movement. And he fits the ball in between three defenders down the field with a fourth converging water throw. Hustles a player off the field defensively, but they did have time to make that substitution. First and ten at the twenty eight stocks still the left-hander rolling nearside right now airs it out downfield. And this is incomplete he was going after Taveras Thomas well covered by as the secondary and our down to one zero seven to go in the third quarter apps state, thirty eight Bill Tennessee State, thirteen and the blue raiders football thrown twenty eight and second at ten I going back to that first down throw third and long from the half yard line was a heck of a adjustment on the ball by Patrick Smith, the wide receiver. He's able to shift and go back against the grain and make the catch traffic. Second San the hand off on the jet sweep and a pass little for up to no chance because Chris Willis was barreling in on Brent stocks still the quarterback and boy did that sack third and ten and a lot of pressure being. Applied to this offensive line. They're trying to use some play action on the early downs. But defense affronts not buying it. They're playing pass all the way in stock. Still is feeling other two of aid in third down conversions. But they did convert the last time from their own one yard line when it was third eighteen who's third and ten at their twenty eight. Mountaineers rush just story out delay. The ball goes down with a quarterback at the twenty yard line. They came with three than a fourth joined late sacked on the way, and that's gonna make it fourth down. That's the fourth sack for the mountaineers tonight that was Blythe all and this is a three man rush state is dropping eight and they still get their now. This offense of line has just been under siege. Stocks. Still didn't even have the chance to get set in the pocket, you're dropping eight offensive line's gotta do a better job than that. And pass protection. The punt is away from left to right backpedaling doc makes the catch. No fair catch bobbing and weaving spinning around and finally the turf boy he wanted to return to that one. But good coverage and the traveled forty six yards. The return was to and Taveras Thomas on the tackle and apps will take over at their thirty. Four yard line. I out at tents. We got seventeen seconds to go in the third quarter. And it's thirty eight middle Tennessee thirteen look at the numbers for upstate quarterback. Zach Thomas he's twelve twenty last pass. Through was intercepted has got a couple of touchdown passes twelve or twenty one hundred thirty four yards leading Russia's Evans. Thirteen hundred and thirteen yards. Thomas is not a guy. It's gonna put it up thirty five forty times a game. But he makes his attempts count as had just a bucket for third down conversions tonight. That have been critical had here is Zach Thomas. Offer sheet Collins on the stop gain on the play will be second down and ten that should take us to the end of quarter number three, and it will do just that. And the third here in.
A trade armistice
"Is always easier to digest when you get real people into the mix that is what we've decided to do today. Get some of the people we've been talking to since towers started showing up in the headlines back in March going back on the phone and ask them how they're feeling given the ninety day pause. We seem to be in. Here you go. My name is Julie Hughes. I'm the president of the US fashion industry association. I'm Patrick Smith fourth generation farmer in Yakima, Washington. My name is Ryan Wagner, a corn soybean and spring wheat farmer in northeast, South Dakota, AM Sam this I- wise, president at our medals in New Jersey, I'm an fine the accounting manager at D electron IX and Cincinnati Ohio. My name is Michael Korch Maher. I'm the CEO of coach mar the leather specialty company a hundred two year old manufacturer of luggage and leather goods in the USA changes since the tariffs went. Into affect companies were having to take fresh looks at their their sourcing plans and their supply chain and see where are there alternatives to China? Prices have gone way higher between twenty and twenty five percent. Many customers of might have moved to Mexico, Vietnam and other countries. So we have a lot more things to worry about now. So far, I've just spent keeping a running track list of every tariff costs that we're aware of by the end of the year or early next year will be starting to pass those costs back onto our customers since the terrorist went into effect. We have been aggressively trying to hire additional manufacturing workers for Florida facility in order to meet the increase in demand. A lot of our soybeans. Go out the Pacific northwest ports to China losing that market as essentially cut us off from shipping. Any soybeans directions? We've been shippers have been scrambling to find an outlet for our soybeans pricing on Apple's from the two thousand. Eighteen crop is is trending well below expectations. Right now, you know sentiment in the apple industry is probably as low as it's been in at least a decade or more. I have to say, I think we're all very pleased that there is at least there's a truce. There's a ceasefire for the moment in this trade war. The this truce is going to help. Farmers consumers breathing a little bit easier for at least ninety more days, the the market's gonna probably react positively to this in did today, which is which is good just because the the tone coming out of the US China relationship as much better now after this meeting, so so even though we didn't get the terrorists removed. I think it's a it's a positive first step. It's definitely a step in the right direction wouldn't necessarily expect it to be any kind of a magic bullet for for solving export issues mean when I look across the board. You know, a lot of the damage has already been done. And it'll take months if. If not years to get back to where we were before these two duties on Chinese steel and aluminum on this is a ninety day to what's going to happen after ninety days. The problem with the the whole back and forth on tariffs. If you're a business person is you never know what is going to be the final outcome in insecurity is the enemy of planning ninety days doesn't really allow anyone to change their strategy. It just means that for those companies who couldn't move production out of China. They have a little bit of relief, but keep their plans to change. We weren't counting our eggs into or chickens until they were hatched as far as the tariffs go, we're happy with the ten percent of another twenty five got added that would help us even more. But we're just gonna we're we're in a wait and see mode right now. Let's don't pop the champagne quite yet. I still N -ticipant. There's going to be a roller coaster out there of you know, they'll be good news days, and there's going. To be bad news days, and we're still really under the threat of additional retaliation things that it's going to be a very challenging two thousand nineteen based on this year's changes. We have this truce. But it hasn't changed the the basic reality, which is that we are. We are still in the middle of a number of trade skirmishes between our two countries the rest of for that. Maybe take holiday in December. You may both San that was Sam
"patrick smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Their paperwork for NPR news. I'm Patrick Smith in Chicago. You're listening to NPR news. Right here on WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's five twenty nine forty one degrees right now in New York City. Sunrise time this morning's at six fifty six nj transit has delays on the northeast corridor and the Morris Essex lines, and in our trains are delayed due to a train's brakes automatically activating at court street hate when that happens right now in New York City, you can expect a twenty percent chance of showers, but then some sun by later today. Highs near forty six degrees. It's five thirty support. For WNYC comes from the school of management executive education presenting women on boards a program, which coaches executive women to secure a seat at the corporate board. Table begins October twenty eighth. Learn more by searching for Yale women on boards. If you believe democracy requires a free press your station is WNYC ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly special counsel. Robert Muller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied to federal investigators probing Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. It could lead to a lengthier sentence for Manafort to denies the accusation. Here's NPR's Giles Snyder. The plea deal reach back in September required Manafort to cooperate fully with Muller's investigation. But now in a court filing. Prosecutors say Manafort has lied about a variety of subject matters manafort's attorneys disagrees. Saying he believes he has provided truthful information both sides now say there is no reason to delay. Manafort, sentencing Manafort, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy earlier in Virginia. He was convicted on eight counts of Bank and tax fraud in connection with consulting work. He done years. Earlier voters in Mississippi are going back to the polls today to decide the state's US Senate, ROY. Race. It's a runoff vote between Republicans Cindy, Hyde Smith and democrat, Mike Espy the results of the November election were indecisive. President Trump was in Mississippi yesterday campaigning for Hyde Smith at rallies in Biloxi and Tupelo touting the possibility of a larger Senate majority for the GOP win tomorrow will be at fifty three forty seven which is substantially more than we have come January Democrats will control the house. This is NPR news from Washington, and this is WNYC from New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning. It's five thirty one. Some New York City officials say the Amazon deal isn't done yet at a protests. They called on the mayor to secure investments in public housing and transit from the tech company. Reporter Gwen HOGAN covered the event for Gotham assed. There's a lot of anger specifically towards the mayor even politicians were basically de Blasio, you laid down and let the governor. Do the the city in states promised Amazon more than two billion dollars in tax incentives to build a new campus in Long Island city queens, the company expects to hire twenty five thousand people at an average salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars on New York. One yesterday, mayor de Blasio says he will keep negotiating with Amazon, but did not give details about any public investments. He hopes to gain a Bill to make it legal to possess an ounce of marijuana. In New Jersey has cleared a joint Senate and assembly appropriations committees WNYC's. Karen rouse reports that vote came after five hours of emotional and sometimes heated testimony. There were the typical arguments favoring legalization as a way to stop the overly aggressive arrests of black men caught with marijuana and the arguments against like skyrocketing. Traffic crashes after legalization in other states committee. Members questioned how employers would handle workers who drive or climbed scaffolding with marijuana in their system. One mother pleaded with the legislators not to pass the Bill because it would destroy her. Her community. Other said the Bill was about helping the marijuana industry. Get rich of vote by the full legislature is expected early next year. The MTA will hold the first of public hearings on its proposed fare hikes today. The agency has two options on the table. Now. WNYC Steven Nelson reports while four percent biannual fare hikes have been part of the budget since two thousand eight how they're implemented is not set in stone. In next year's fare hike comes at a crucial moment with ridership down the MTV's bleak financial outlook is even bleaker than usual. And the writing public isn't going to be jazzed about paying more for a decline in service lately. Governor Cuomo has been saying he isn't a fan of fare hikes. But transit president Andy Byford says he doesn't want to cut service instead one of.
"patrick smith" Discussed on Something You Should Know
"If you keep your torso warm, the body will worry about fingers and toes where a hat, the assumption that you you've probably heard this seventy percent of a person's body heat escapes through the head. That's just not true fact is body heat loss relates to how much skin is exposed, not which part of the body you're exposing without said, wearing a hat can definitely. Keep you warm because the more skin you cover up the warmer you will stay and drink more water. Water is actually very effective for retaining body heat, simply put the more water you have in your system, the easier it is to keep warm and that is something you should know. Whenever you fly on an airplane, you probably sit in your seat and wonder about things like, how exactly does this thing fly and is turbulence really dangerous? Why has air travel become such a hassle? Well, the person to ask those questions to is Patrick Smith, Patrick is an airline pilot and has been for some time. He's a blogger. His website is asked the pilot dot com, and he's the author of a book called cockpit confidential. Everything you need to know about air travel. I Patrick welcome. Hi, thanks for having me on. So let's start with this. Let's start with what the hell happened to air traveled. What what because I remember the day I'm not that old. I remembered day when I, you know, I never really look forward to getting on an airplane, but it wasn't the hassle and you didn't hear the stories and what happened. And I'm the first one to admit that air travel has become an undignified. And in many ways, uncivilized experience, it's it's noisy. It's just generally tedious and uncomfortable, and it's all of the things that we know. But you can also make the argument that air travel is in a lot of ways in a golden age right now. I mean, you hear often about people referencing this golden age of air travel that existed somewhere in the past, but nobody can really define where it was exactly or what it was in a lot of ways. I think it's a, it's a mythical construction, and you could actually make the argument that the golden age of flying is right now. And that will sound completely preposterous to people. But let's look at it. Affordability of flying to begin with flying has never been less expensive than it is. Now, the average airfare is about half of what it was twenty five years ago. And that's after you factor in all of those Ansari. As that airlines love and people hate. I know people feel nickel and dime d- by by the add on's fees. But in a lot of ways they, they help keep the price down overall by letting certain people pick certain perks that not everybody wants. People don't remember younger people, especially today how expensive flying is to be when I was a kid in the seventies and into the early eighties, I knew a lot of people who had never been on an airplane. And the main reason for that is because their families couldn't afford to fly. Yeah, that's that's not true anymore. Pretty much everybody can afford to fly most or sometimes then let's let's look at safety. Flying has never been safer than it is right now. And you know you go back to the sixties, the seventies the eighties, we used to see multiple large scale air disasters every year around the world, sometimes ten or more of them every year. And now if there's one major accident in a year, somewhere in the. Globe, it's it's a big story. Flying is far far safer than it used to be. It's far cheaper and in some ways, and this will sound crazy, but it's it's also more comfortable in what do I mean by that? Well, I if you can afford to fly in first or business class, the premium cabins on today's jetliners are more luxurious than than they've ever been. You've got six, seven foot sleeper seats, thirty.
"patrick smith" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Morning one-year-old girl has been found dead her twin brother is critical and WCBS reporters. Sean Adams live in Auburndale, Sean. What's the latest one neighbor spoke with me this morning? And and said, she really just she couldn't bear to watch this late last night to severely injured toddlers taken from Cape Cod style home on Ashby avenue here in Auburndale, three older sisters to four and five crying. Confused scared asking police over and over again, why are you taking me one year old Elena Tarabi is dead. She had lacerations to her torso. And bruising her twin brother was also badly beaten. But police say he is expected to survive, according to police the father does not live at this residence the family rents a basement apartment. The mother is the one who called nine one one one just before ten last night. She is in custody. Police have not filed any charges. They're still. Investigating. They still have to process the crime scene. And they're also waiting for the results of an autopsy which could be conducted later today. Paul Wayne, Sean Adams in Auburndale queens, six thirty two in this morning. The Senate will begin behind closed doors reviewing the results of the latest FBI investigation into the claims against the supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh CBS news correspondent Laura Podesta the FBI interviewed. Mark John, Leland Kaiser and Patrick Smith, the people Christine Blasi Ford says we're at the house the night she was sexually assaulted agents. Also spoke to the friends Cavanaugh referred to as TIMMY and squeeze in his high school calendars, the FBI though did not contact Ford. And Cavanaugh Ford's attorney said in a statement, quote, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth. Ford was marked by President Trump during a campaign rally on Tuesday night over hazy recollections of that event in nineteen eighty-two CBS news. Correspondent Nicole Killian has the anger in the reaction. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, defended President Trump after he must Kavanagh's accuser, Dr Christine Blasi Ford Adamus zippy rally. How did you get home? I don't remember. How did you get on? Remember where is the place? I don't remember. He was stating facts that were given during Dr Ford's testimony the president's speech brought on criticism from lawmakers including key Republican undecided. Voters Jeff flake and Susan Collins, the Senate plans to begin a series of votes on this tomorrow with a final vote in the cavenaugh nomination to the high court expected over the weekend and this morning. We were watching hundreds of women from our area boarding buses for DC to pressure senators who haven't made up their minds yet. Let's go to WCBS reporter Marla diamond live at union square Marla. And one of three buses that are leaving New York City this morning, Wayne just left eighteenth street, women and men boarding the bus this morning. Eric Sawyer of Harlem says as a child he was sexually abused. He's outraged by the president's comments about Dr ward. And he believes Brad Kavanagh is the wrong choice for the nation's highest court does.
"patrick smith" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"What that's what she claims, but she also told the New York, I was really drunk at this party. I was so drunk on the floor. I was slurring my speech. So I have a lot of gaps in my memory about what happened. I just really don't know four people that were friends with both Kevin on her deny it ever happened. They say would never happen that way Britain never would have done that her best friend said we were best friends. She never told me about this New York Times that they interviewed several dozen people over the past week to corroborate her story. They couldn't find anyone with firsthand knowledge Ramirez, even contacted it says here in the times contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident. And told them son and told some of them she couldn't be certain Cavanaugh was the one who exposed himself. Why are we believing her now I'm just curious about that? But what is why third thing I think you need to know Christine Ford, the other accusers going to testify Thursday along cavenaugh as of now, but her story is falling apart even more another another witness that she says saw all says it didn't happen. This was a female. This is a female, Leland Ingham. Kaiser used to be married to Bob Beckel, democrat strategist, Bob Beckel, Leland Ingham Kaiser said through her attorney simply put MS Kaiser does not know Mr. cavenaugh, she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present with or without Dr Ford. So that means this lady Mark judge Patrick Smith. And Brad Kavanagh all witnesses, according to Christine Ford all deny what she is saying L Sates, not true three things. I think you need to know, man. There's a lot of stuff to go over there, isn't there? Oh, my friends tweet was pretty pretty spot on by the way. I'm sorry. My friends text was pretty spot on. About going back to the Rosenstein thing real fast. Rosenstein, what is it a week? Now, a little over a week after Trump said that he's going to declassify the Russia documents all these warrants that were signed by rod Rosenstein. By Andy, McCabe, when I in McCabe was part of the FBI. That was good looking into this Rosenstein signed off on these warrants is the swamp. And all of a sudden may maybe he's nervous. And maybe that's why he's resigning. Maybe it has nothing to do with this story. Right. No into the store from the New York Times that said that he was he brought up the idea of in a meeting with FBI officials, including Andy MacKay, by the way. Who let Hillary get off without a slap on the wrists. New York Times reported that at a meeting with FBI officials rod Rosenstein, throw floated the idea of recording wearing a wire recording Trump in a meeting without Trump's knowledge to expose the chaos consuming. The administration. They wanted to do that to then bring the recordings to chief of staff. John Kelly and attorney general Jeff Sessions to invoke the twenty fifth amendment. Parents. According to the New York Times report, Rosenstein, Rosenstein became fixated with the idea of having the president removed after being very frustrated with the White House's handling of James Comey's firing Rosenstein reportedly told people that were close he would one day be vindicated for being ordered to draft the memo justifying komo's ouster. Man. How about that? Who was at the meeting. The time says Rosenstein remarks were detailed in the series of memos compiled by multiple FBI officials, including former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, a claim that an attorney for him. Than is Michael R Bromwich a member of Maccabees legal team till the papers client has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos. A Justice department spokesperson conceded Rosenstein did discuss secretly taping. The president but presented an anonymous source who told the times he did. So in a sarcastic manner. Sarcastic manner. Is this a big setup? Is this a setup to where all of a sudden if Trump does fire him or Rosenstein, does quit it's going to basically give more fuel to the the Muller prob-? Maybe there's nothing to the molar appropriate. Like, listen, man. You gotta take it for the team. Right. You gotta take one for the team. And you have to quit because we got to just make it look like Trump's trying to gum up the works again. And that's what we have to do, and blah, blah, blah. Maybe or maybe this guy is getting out right before all of a sudden it comes out that this guy signed off on this is Pfizer Warren based on that fake Russian dossier. That was paid for by Hillary and the DNC to to nine and a half million bucks. And they lied about it. Washington Post national reporter, by the way, Robert Costa reporter over the weekend. Trump wouldn't fire Rosenstein over the report quote potus as told several people on Friday and Saturday that he's not going to fire the deputy G and is suspicious of anything that even tangentially involves McCabe. According to three advisers familiar with the ongoing discussions. Maybe and I'm just throwing this out there. Maybe Trump isn't gonna fire him. He doesn't think the New York Times is real if Trump fired him, then he'd have to say the New York Times is actually not fake news. Right. It's a real story. You know, he'd never want to do that. Maybe he Trump's smart he realizes. He realizes if I get rid of him. It's just gonna make people think I gonna end this baller investigation. And they must be on to something. And they really have nothing. Maybe the Democrats. Are calling the media and telling Rosenstein, hey, just get to the White House. Who knows what the hell's going to happen? Just just walk there. We're gonna make a scene because these two women that are going to cavenaugh are so frigging week. And they're being exposed that we got to create a distraction. We need something else to take over the the news stories because this New Yorker story isn't good nobody in this New Yorker story for this. This woman that went to Yale. Is Deborah Ramirez? Went to Yale with with cavenaugh. Nobody is is confirming. And corroborating her story. Me she's admitting. She was freaking drunk. At the party and the New York Times reporting, she can't even say for sure that it was Brett that took it out. So maybe it's a distraction. There's a lot to go with here, isn't there? This is Monday. And it's all frigging politics at other stores wanted to talk about that weren't political. Eight zero eight zero five six seven eight. Man is just. A lot happening here. Let's start with Larry. Welcome to S T. Hey, Larry, good morning. How you doing a quick question? And then I'll get off the phone. Let you answer. Okay. If he does try to resign. What if Trump declines of the nation, which will stay on doesn't fire him after? And then all the information comes out like you're saying, and then he has to get fired there. What a bad. I'll just pulls up in the thing when he asked when does he have to get fired? Well, it it all comes out. Bind to get out before. Everything. And Trump says I don't want you to quit. I want to I'm going to support you in which the Democrats don't want him to do. They want him to fire them because of helps their cause. And then all the information that he really is that we all think he is. From comes out looking good. I think you're I think you're one hundred percent, right. And that's why I think Trump plays forty chess while they're playing connect four. I think you're right. I think that's a it's a great call. Yeah. It Trump says no, no, I don't accept your resignation stay on the job because in about a week and a half, maybe two who knows whenever whenever everything. Thank you for the phone, call whenever everything comes out about the Pfizer warrants. I'm not going to have to fire you because you're going to quit on your own. Then I'll accept it. But I don't want you to quit without a the biggest reason to be known, which is you signed off. On a warrant based on no evidence. Just to try to keep me from winning the White House. That'd be classic Trump. Wouldn't it? Classic trump. Eight eight zero eight eight zero five six seven eight. Oh man is a lot of stuff going on today. Isn't there? Let's go to maryl- maryl-. Welcome McCain, S, T, what's up Merrill. Merrill? I know Merrill to the good, dude. He had a really good thought process on this. How Rosenstein the sign Mueller to do the Russia. Instigation possibly cover up something for Hillary out the whole dossier may go all the way up to Barack Obama. Yep. Yep. You don't think that he was in on this whole plan? Because listen they wanted to spy on Trump to get some kind of to just make it that much easier than Hillary was a flawed candidate. Why would Obama get involved? Explain Obama wanted his legacy to keep going. Okay. He wanted the regulations to stay. He wanted. He wanted the Paris climate treaty wanted us in there. He wanted all this stuff to happen. He wanted ObamaCare to live on. Thanks, John McCain. He wanted that stuff. He also knew Hillary was a not like he's not likeable. She's not a likable person. And she was doing a good job campaigning. So what they do. All right. You know, let's just spy on Trump will get some. That's crazy that he says let's make up something that we can get a warrant spy on them. Let's just do it because Hillary wins. Nobody's ever gonna find out about this. Nobody's ever going to find out that we use this thing to get a warrant to spy on Trump. Nobody's gonna care. Hillary is going to be in the White House and not going to demand it. We're going to have the same deep state people in there, the same bureaucrats, and we're gonna call it a day. They were never counting on Trump to win. I like the last caller said. Getting Trump to make sure that. Get in Trump and make sure that Rosenstein say's on the job. You never know. Maybe look apparently. Whenever he gets the White House. Maybe he gets thirty does quit. Who knows? This is all we can do speculated this point. Okay. If he quits does he get all of his retirement? It's too early. I don't know how long he's been working there. Probably they always do right? Right. I know. So I can't. You'll get nothing where I heard media you get nothing when you do work. All right. Eight eight zero eight zero five six seven eight we have to we gotta hear, oh, there is a democrat that actually admitted why they keep putting out these women that claim that Cavanaugh. They claim the cavenaugh sexually assaulted them rate them or attempted rape, or whatever we'll get to that. And then yes is the media actually, the mainstream media actually saying that this is New Yorker stories a bunch of garbage. Again, this is why you look this stuff came out what last night and people speculating throughout the morning. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if nobody corroborates her story. How can you believe it and say that it's true? And that's why people don't like the media, and they don't trust the media. They'll faith in the media because anybody with common sense says she was hammered, and she's admitting to people she doesn't know if it was cavenaugh that actually took it out. Why are we even talking about this? But the media access if it is true. And they go with it as if it's true and this guy's like a sex predator. It's it's the media. There's a bunch of morons man. I'm in this damn business. So I don't believe anything you see on cable TV unless I'm on there.
"patrick smith" Discussed on Classic Races
"The only drive around rhode island is worshiper grip he's having some overheating problems with wilson came by here to ask a general damage all that oldsmobile widow whether he'll be able to get back in the race for about we'll check them out of your report jail smith us here he was the car that was more toward the outside of the walnut trevor boise's climbed at an idiot you've here to be okay bill smog was the low that bad available i don't know what happened i see never they going haywire we're trying to avoid it i gotta regarded we got the back in trump tower volume up so i guess kinds are day sardi see yadav those three drivers we patrick smith mike waltrip and johnny rutherford all walked away they are okay marc martens scar also was heavily involved and the wrecker will pick that one up rick wilson has climbed out of his car but tony a cluttering the crew are continuing to work on it and hope to get him back into the race that we're just such had little cargo down pit row the quite a bit of front in damage on it so apparently he was involved in a two it was very difficult to see as the fire broke out of the spoke all over the area and then the immediately covered up many of the cars with the chemicals to get them put out now they're flame wise obscuring the numbers let's go back to pit road and my joy rick wilson has left the kodak oldies headed back for the garage first i think we want to pass on all the folks back home that you're okay i'm okay and of course pretty bad is it it was bad you know we were we were hanging in there was doing our best with some some guys on racetrack a little anxious and i don't i don't know what they were thinking about it goes whenever sort of see out of an gyp phillips ever walking alongside greg.
"patrick smith" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Dickinson quote wanted to get lead with his buddy patrick smith together the two of them and somebody else i don't wanna were thanks santic's they got up to but i'm saying the goal was quote getting lane dickinson's body patrick smith later told police okay okay cells me they probably did not fulfill that goal two of them again twentyfiveyearold and his body pop over to the wedding reception problem is they're wearing jeans and a tshirt and army kick out like a certified right they quickly caused an uproar and things only went downhill from there mr dickinson decided he wanted to dance with two 17yearold girl's and an eighteen year old woman which i think is hilarious that they say that that when teenagers three teenagers he tried to dance again i'm just going to repeat with three teenage girls in k that's when police say he inappropriately touched all three of the teenagers two of those victims said dickinson rubbed and squeezed there but to cease now when a 14yearold girl confronted him about his behaviour he yanked on the child's hair that's when things went downhill there was a scuffle dickinson punched the bride's father in the face down he later told wedding guests you know you're all going to die and then he said quote air all going to die and then they were all uh we were mad at him because he was dancing with girls and he apparently was accused of being a pen from by somebody in the railway and then he decked the bride's father pounded the man on the ground punch punch punch and then my favorite part of this says he later apologizes to wedding that has harding's the party broken up a hoped in ruin your party for that buddy i mean they will never forget that day i'm just saying they will never join yet that can you imagine your wedding being the you know ms okinawa coming in and you know a sexually assaulting your your teenage highway so of sad charged with physical abuse of a child disorderly conduct two counts of forgery sexual assault and he was freed from jail on tuesday after posting a thousand dollar bone did he.
"patrick smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And something to belong to they expect anybody bro anybody it motive your geeky or some they can accept uber as they allow people don't know how to do it at that our laws so people that are better laudably will know open arms know everybody was a who kills are all circle they know gangs they they accept anybody brutal murdiono thing you mortar woeckel your mortar welcome call home i may lives with this mom and says he's trying to stay out of the gang he works as a busboy and aspires to be a rapper alex as he tried so hard to stay out of trouble to after year and a half away from the gang he was taking welding classes at a community college when one of his closest friends was shot and killed by rival gang members at went back to his block took the beating waiting for him for dropping out of the gang and ask for a gun it could get revenge sometimes lay there is a big story behind wide a guy shot him you know or why the guy wasi shoot somebody and i mean as about whose gains the tough as ashley or what gained got the most kills in all his leg whose dis the fast as you know alex ended up shooting at a group of people wanna porch she didn't hit any one but he got caught by police right after he talked about gang banging retaliation and violence like an addicts talks about drugs he noticed bad for him and everyone around him but something about it keeps pulling him back when i talk to them earlier this year he was under housearrest we sat in his living room while he an electron iq monitoring bracelet around his ankle since then he's been incarcerated and is now awaiting trial when he talked about the cycle of violence he was is adamant that avenging his friends death was the righteous thing to do for npr news i'm patrick smith and chicago that story is part of a project looking at gun violence in chicago by member station wbz the project is called every other hour and you can find out more about it at npr dot org tomorrom chicago's violence reaches an anti gun activist these peres that i'm help they.
"patrick smith" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"Tv shows movies and video games that's really how you get narrative to people and while we'll make money on that that's not the real big play the real big play as merchandise which by the way you can go right now to impact dot com and by some of our merchandise which ultimately isn't i don't think river gonna make a lot of money off of impact theory merchandise but we will ultimately make a lot of money on the properties that we make underneath that so if you think of a comic book turning into a movie and then all the subsequent merchandizing that kicks off of that that's where the romany is made in so like take george lucas and star wars he made billions of dollars of merchandising not off the property it's so that's our path to revenue and so we're in a very fortunate position where we can build community i and worry about the money later yeah which i think is the right way to do it just most people can't afford to and then valerie vieira gardner do you like turtles i'm indifferent i'm glad they exist i would hate to see them become extinct but i can't say that make my daily reiter so there you have it patrick smith why are you a good bullshit or if you mean why do i have good verbal skills which i'll choose to believe is what you mean because i have practised it i think that i am wired for it so i think that that is an early win but i don't think early wins take you very far i've worked very very hard since above the seventh grade to get adept at verbal communication when i was in high school for instance i used to do essentially improv stand up comedy sitting down improve comedy am i lunch table pretty much every day monday through friday for four years so that alone is worth its weight in gold and then on top of that i did speech and debate and high school so i spent an inordinate amount of ours none only doing it but competing at it so yeah it's been something that i have put.