35 Burst results for "Patti Vasquez"
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Is Patti Vasquez and I am broadcasting live from the gallery of the Illinois House Representatives were in Springfield under the dome, and I decided to keep representative of it. For a little bit longer, But first I want to ask if lady be if we have any phone calls, Let me know and I would love to take that. And if anyone has questions for our legislators were talking to representative Stephanie of the 84th district, and we're talking to representative Jaime Andrade, who represents areas near Albany Park. And Anderson. I think it's all like the old Irving over by me. Kind of well in the city representative of what I was asking lately be if she's ever been lady be we've ever been in Springfield, my friend? No, No, not even on a field trip when you were a kid. No, no, I'm going to bring you down here. Can I do that? I want you to. I want you to hang out of the gallery. Because I just This building is so beautiful. You've got to come down here. You promise you'll come with me sometime? Yes. Yes. Awesome Because I do. I love this building. And I love that they are renovating the old capital. Which is where Abraham Lincoln once served as a rep as well. Is that weird to think that you have you ever gone over there? And, like just thought of the fact that he started out in that the same job that you do now? Oh, yeah. I've been there many times, and they actually have a stone top hat where he used to sit. Really so people know exactly where he used to, said. And know that the house chambers were fully renovated to historical standards. And they're beautiful. But I did have to move my seat because I didn't like sitting under £600 chandelier and a nerve wracking, does it? Do you think about that kid? Because I thought I think of things like that to it would really suck if that felt. Yeah, I know. I know. Right? So they I mean, the chandeliers are gorgeous. The Senate has like very smaller chandeliers. But we have four large chandeliers. That are about £600. They are on a police system, so they do lower him to clean human right and then bring it back up. But if anybody visit Springfield, um at the house and the Senate, both have renovation guides that will tell people the renovations what it looked like before and after. And so they can be proud of their state capital. It is it's really I went to Wisconsin and I love Wisconsin. But I think ours kind of dazzles. I've been to Colombia been to Ohio try to get as many state capitals part. I'm fascinated by state politics. Think ours is similar to Ohio. It is a little similar within two California's It's interesting, but it just doesn't have the possess. And then Tennessee. You know for anybody that's listening from Tennessee. I I hear you but our capital rivals your capital. I'm so sorry. We got the best cap. I have to agree. It is. It's beautiful. Even even the old sixties carpeting. It's fine that was actually imported from it's. It's historically accurate and it was imported from England. Don't they go? It was it was. That's the historical original carpeting. So it's not the sixties. It's maybe the 18 sixties. Yeah, no kidding for folks who have never been in the capital. Obviously, there's a lot of images online. If you want to see where we're sitting, you can go to Patty V Show page on Facebook. And you can I take a selfie with the rep and I and you can take a look and see what the gallery looks like. And I do encourage folks to come because it's going to be a while. I think right before folks can the public will be allowed back into the gallery. Is that right in the gallery, correct, but they can come into the capital was a mask, right? And there is a there's online streaming, if you know for folks like I didn't know what's going on Springfield. There's a sort of willful I don't know, because you know it's out there. People can actually watch the percentage right now. People can log into Elga Gov and click audio visual visual and you can see Well, right now we have a little bit of a pause. But you can see everybody in their chairs and working every day. We're in session, so right from their living room are their office or wherever they want to be. Exactly for everyone was like, What do they do down there? You can watch. You can watch the debates, the people who are passionate about fighting for certain things. I know I've been here whether it was restoring funding for services for the disabled. Or for union argument because during Browner, he was he had his turnaround agenda and his entire focus was on busting the unions diminishing workers' rights, destabilizing their power in the workplace Safety measures all those things. Right now we have a new governor who's the opposite of all that. What is that, like? It's nice. It's nice to have somebody on the same path and and I'm going to repeat it again because I'm so excited about bouncing up. I didn't get no credit upgrades and paying our bills on time and getting things going in the right direction in 20 years, 20 years, So we're talking about Republican Democrat governors over the 20 year span that couldn't get done right and our governor got done and we're going in the right direction, So it's really, really, really awesome. And a lot of folks I think they feel as though you know during the pandemic that he did a strong job has done a strong job. You know, we can argue it again. I was talking to representative bat Nick from the other side of the aisle. Who does his challenged him, by the way, had a tire blowout. And who says and and assisted him with me? So we're bipartisan. We like, Well, the roadside emergencies. Yeah, that's me. By flashes on behind him while he was Changing the tire. So I was like, making sure that my car would be sacrificed. You know, in the event that what happens right well, and if I were bad, Nick and I saw a Marine pull over like you, I'd be like, Thank God. I mean, that's basically that's who you are. I think you would have pulled over even if he didn't know it was bad, Nick, but Yeah, yeah, yeah, No, it was a huge blow out, So you got to look out for each other, and that's it's a so We're hoping that they're so.
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Eric Zorn. I'm a former member of Patti Vasquez, his podcast team. And I am a friend of hers, and I'm really happy to be sitting in just for this hour today as she can be back tomorrow. Lady B. Yeah, she'll be back tomorrow. So we're talking about 16 shots and a cover up, which is the cry the accusation against Rahm Emanuel, who has been nominated by the Biden administration to be the ambassadors in Japan. And the question is that I've been I've raised two listeners here. Listeners who I believe are probably fairly staunchly anti Rahm and I'm saying Is that a fair accusation? Do we know that he covered up this video? Or was he just following standard procedure at the time, Which was you Don't release the video. While there's still an investigation going now that procedure has changed, and I think it's definitely definitely for the good. What was he covering up four. If he was covering up? Did he think that he needed to keep this video quiet in order to assure his re election? He was running for re election in February, and this event happened the previous October. Did he think was he conscious that if this Video. This video was so bad it would get out and he would take the blame for the actions of an officer Mike my contention. My view is that no, that that, uh, if he had gotten right out in front of its and demanded to see that video a couple of days later and had seen the discrepancy, the awful damning discrepancy between what the police said happened And what the police reports that happened. And what actually happened, he would have gotten could have gone behind a bouquet of microphones and thundered on about this police misconduct. The police were not eat the police department. His his re election did not depend on his good relations with the police, but we didn't really have good relations with them anyway. So I don't really I don't really see the see the 16 shots and a cover up. I don't think he handled it well, but I don't think it was a cover up. I don't think this was some sort of sinister conspiracy. I think it was Sort of city bungling as usual. Don from Chicago is on the phone. And would I must comment. You're on with Patti Vasquez is substitute Eric Zorn. Hello. Don All right. Um, you know, I know over the last year I've seen so many videos and the media and the news about the shooting, So I just want to just make a couple of comments. One. Uh, statistics show 95% of police officers in their entire career will never be older. Very good rap over the past year, But I think part of the problem is, uh, you know, often times and I'm not talking about this particular video never was a big round of angels stand. But again, I agree with you. I hope to get it on purpose. I think he just just did it because he was following some kind of procedure. But, you know, we got to be careful when we talk about these videos because many of these videos are clips just like watching a touchdown. You want to look against the replay? Look at one second either way, and it looks like a touchdown or not a touchdown. Gotta be very careful week. Talk about these videos and show these videos. You could show them from starting and ending at any point this officer look guilty or or innocent, So I think everybody needs to calm down. I think I was. The biggest problem is Talk about this so much I've been to other countries and racism isn't a big thing there because the fact constantly Dramatized the one or 2% of a bad police officer. Well, I would agree that the that many most police officers do their jobs. Well, they do them with integrity, and it's a very, very difficult job and that it's difficult to sometimes judge from just snippets. Now. The difference here, of course, is that there was a lot of video on the laquan McDonald case They had They had the video, all leading up to this situation They had. Um I mean, I think the ultimately the videos that were that you could go online and washes like nine minutes Long watch all leading up to it. And the defense made quite an effort to try to reconstruct other angles in order to maybe mitigate what it was. The Van Dyke did. I mean, I think you're what I'm saying is, I think your point is not not a bad point in general. I don't think it applies so much to this particular case, and I don't know if you disagree with that, on the on the specifics of the Van Dyke Shooting here of his his conviction, but but I I do. I do. I do. Take your point. But I'm thinking I don't think that it applies in this case, okay? That is that fair enough? Yeah. Well, thank you for calling. Don. I appreciate very much Eric Zorn sitting in for Patti Vasquez, and we're talking with it Was it was Rahm Emanuel guilty of conspiring to cover up this video. Is this something that should be held against him when he is being considered for an ambassadorship? Certainly. Alexandria or Casio? Cortez. AOC says that yes, it should that, she said as mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel helped cover up the murder of Laquan McDonald. Uh, my my question is what evidence we have that he is lying when he says he did not see that video. Where are the people coming forward, And maybe they'll come forward in the Senate hearings. If so, I'd like to hear that. My mind is not is not made up on this by any means. I am just asking these questions. And I think they're good questions, which is Who in his administration who around him who in the police department is going to come forward and say I was there? When Rahm Emanuel saw this video, he knew what was on it. He knew how bad it was. Uh, I don't think I would doubt that he did that. I seriously doubt that Rahm Emanuel sat and watched that video and said, Let's cover this up. I can't win an election if this video gets out I think the people who saw it who did see it in the department who were interested in helping the police cover up what happened and interested in in Michigan, minimizing the settlement that the family was going to get. From this. We're saying that this is an explosive videos, clearly explosive video. It's a damning video that they wanted him. They wanted this video to go away. But I don't think that it would have. Emanuel is to smarter politician. I say Ryan manuals to smarter politician to think that this would have mitigated in his advance militated in his advantage. To have this video. The B deep sex and then and then service as it almost inevitably would have. They were trying to, you know, by the family silence, but let's look at how lawsuits are routinely handled. That and I don't like it. But it's true that when you sue somebody and you've got a pretty decent case, the other side is going to offer you a settlement and part of that settlement is going to be A confidentiality agreement. So if the city was negotiating with the McDonald family saying, Look, we're going to..
Chicago teachers to go on strike on October 17 if no deal is reached
"Evening a Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there's not a last minute deal the teachers union announcing October seventeenth is their strike date members of C. T. U. along with the unions for Chicago school and park districts spoke onstage to a crowd of members the earliest the teachers could walk off the job is October seventh
U.S. FAA requiring inspections for cracks on some 737 NG planes
"Year and there are new problems for bowling the FAA and the company confirmed to ABC news that cracks have been found in some of the seven thirty seven and G. models the cracks were apparently there are the practice or where the wing connects to the plane here's ABC's Alex stone now the FAA is going to order operators have some Boeing seven thirty seven and G. models to carry out inspections looking for cracks there are seven thirty seven and she's in the air all over the world and over the U. S. right now there are common aircraft seven thirty seven seven hundred eight hundred nine hundreds are all in G.. E. not involve grounded seven thirty seven MAX aircraft were told.
A Very Brady Renovation to air on HGTV
"On tonight a very Brady at renovation kicked off on HD TV they are renovating the old the Brady bunch house. now if you know with the Brady bunch house they did not film inside the house so I'm assuming they have the got the house to make it look like the TV
Dayton, Kali And Connor discussed on Patti Vasquez
"A friend of the gunman who killed nine in Dayton last week is facing federal charges even Kali accused of helping gunman Connor bets get the weapons used in the mass shooting but authorities do not think he knew what bets was
Lee St Louis, Five Five Hundred Dollars And One Percent discussed on Patti Vasquez
"I think a lot of us have always been told the Lee St Louis think of the extended warranty is probably not a good deal to get is that does it is it different for appliances then considering the failure rate well I mean our barn if you just look at the data you know the answers if not you don't really see that apart bit extended warranties are product that we we don't see that extended warranties are are are that most people who get them right now and and that's based on the data like if you look at you know what we're doing this right I think less than one percent of our members told us that they have the refrigerator repair you know five five hundred dollars that's a that's a pretty big chunk
Four Chicago police officers fired for cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing
"Three Chicago police officers and one sergeant will be fired for their role in the alleged cover up in the shooting case of like one McDonald that decision reached by the Chicago police board tonight officers Ricardo fear Montez and Janet Mondragon as well as sergeant Steven Franco made false statements and violated other department rules according to the board officer Daphne Sebastian was also fired but the board to doubt vote unanimously that she had made false statements the officers can challenge their dismissals by filing lawsuits in cook county
Meet the women behind NASA's historic moon landing
"You focused in a couple of the women that were involved in a week's we saw the movie recently this sort of highlighted some of this but tell us about the the unsung heroes especially the women of the Apollo missions yeah I feel really fortunate to be able to tell the stories of two of the very few women engineers at NASA during those days and and they really were sort of hidden figures as well who work behind the scenes one of them was named Daddy Lee and she worked on designing he killed the part that provides protection for the space craft when it's reentering the atmosphere another woman is Cathy Osgood who is a member of the team that figured out how to DO rendezvous in space which is figuring out how to space craft can meet up and come together and that was really a huge challenge for NASA when when the concept of rendezvous was first proposed people just thought it was impossible and and it made he'll kind of almost a mystery to
Michael Winkelman, Khloe And Porter Rico discussed on Patti Vasquez
"The family of the Indiana toddler who fell toward death while on board the cruise ship is speaking out attorney Michael Winkelman says the grandfather of eighteen month old Chloe why again didn't dangle and drop her but instead she fell because a glass pane was not close properly Khloe fell toward death on Sunday in Porter Rico on board the royal Caribbean freedom of the
Trump touts environmental leadership
"And despite rollback of environmental regular regulations president trump touts what he calls his administration's environmental leadership ABC's Chuck Seaver Stan reports president trump says every single one of the signatories to the Paris climate accord lags behind America in overall emissions reduction but none have carbon emissions that historically remotely come close to the U. S. according to data from the UK based group carbon brief politifact sites reports from the EPA and beat the the oil company it's showing carbon emissions decreased for three straight years to wonder president Obama and the smallest decline in twenty seventeen Mr trump's first year in
Utilities explosion damages dorm at University of Nevada, Reno
"Some students say it felt like an earthquake hit the campus of the university of Nevada Reno this afternoon the explosion in a dorm building rattled students is being called a utilities incident Reno fire department spokesperson Steve Layton says eight people had minor injuries and at least two of the university's building suffered significant
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Joining us. You're listening to the Patti Vasquez show on seventy WGN. I'm so excited that your, your Scott Santa's, I'm excited that you were in the AllState skyline studios in Chicago, on the eighteenth floor and I am. I mean, I'm not saying that I'm in the basement, although you know, how much of a door I am that I really it was a great day here in the capital. There's a lot going on here. And there was a lot of compromise when it came to the budget before we get to everything else, I wanna tell you how thrilled I was to meet one of our listeners, Scott. If I mentioned on the air last night, woman named Lisa messaged, me and said, hey, my son just won a journalism award. He was runner up the number winter journalism in the state of Illinois. He's coming to Springfield. We're going down there on the train, and we have a luncheon tomorrow, any chance, you know, we're going to be in the capital, and I said, I will meet you in the rotunda by the statue. And I showed them all around the capital, actually introduce them to their legislator, and this is exactly why I. Come down here is I want people to be interested in engaged in their government. You know, the state politics that goes on down here is important to everyone throughout the, you know, this great state of Illinois. We want to keep it, great by you know, learning observing, they watched the they actually watch part of the marijuana legislation, the debate going on and got to see the vote pass. I mean it was interesting because she was not necessarily in favor of it. And her son was oh, interesting conversation. Yeah. Oh, that's the best. That's really nice. I mean, the good people or they were wonderful and, and Lisa. So it was a pleasure to meet them. And there you have it. And believe me people. My husband was, like you just tell people to a statue. And I said, yeah. Yeah, there's a lot of security in this building. In case lease it was not who she said she was just a little crazy, but she wasn't. So this is not. It was wonderful. Isn't it? You're like me, your, your kind of what's doors, dorks report or door or giving tours. I gave tours of the Tribune tower when we were in their love giving tours of the state capital in Wisconsin. I was I practically live there. I love that place. Scare the hell senators but. Well, that when I first started coming down here in two thousand fifteen every time I would show up in the press box legislator legislators were often like you're your back. You did. You do the thing you can't make you. I see. Step you make. And, you know, if you can't make it to the to the capital as I do really encourage you not just to, to watch what goes on to watch. How the legislators discuss the issues that are important to you, the on that Springfield is, I really encourage you to come down here to see Abraham Lincoln's home, the old state capitol, where, by the way, when, when president Lincoln was assassinated. They brought his body, of course, across the country on the train, and he was leading state at the capitol in the house of representatives, where he had served four terms and it's amazing to stand in that room. And imagine eighty thousand people who came to pay their last respects walking through that, that was cool because you're, you're, you are in the basement, let me. We're we're slipping. And it looks like a catacomb either. They the age the beer there or there's like a stack of bone somewhere. There's like brick arches and stuff. Doesn't looks like the wraps Keller's something. The these are the basically the foundation of the building, is where the press room is. There's a in this area there. We have the NPR offices. There's a central Illinois radio down here across the hall where the Tribune has their offices where Pearson and a lot of the writers, spend their time. We're, we're allowed to mingle and stuff. So you'd love it down there and you loved the energy of politics, and people may not know this. You have a political science degree, no history history. Parents. Okay. But I mean, but I studied a lot of politics. Everything that I studied really had a lot to do with decisions that were made by legislators. I did a lot of work about the civil war, a lot of work about World War, Two, when it came down to policy decisions that were made by presidents and legislators. Yeah. I mean it's just it's cool to have someone who's fellow door who gets energized, by the stuff and, and sees the importance of it, and can sometimes sometimes sometimes the poetry of it. It's rare. But that does happen in politics. She's laughing at me. Suite. No, I don't know I'm laughing because. No. You know, people, you know, I think come down here with preconceptions and that includes me when it comes to my morals or beliefs, or what I think it should do or can do. And I have to say getting to know allow legislators having conversations with them. And also finding out how much respect they have for each other. There's a legislator who today that he will not be seeking re election Senator Dale writer now that he would not be seeking reelection. And there was a Pat McGuire, Senator Pat, McGuire, Juliet. Who's on the other side of the aisle was telling me how much he's really gonna miss having Senator writer is somebody who's, they're all, you know, that he maybe butts heads with, but they have a really deep mutual fund nece, free other. And having this moment, seeing than talk to each other, and coming in talking to me, individually about how much they respect each other. And that's not uncommon here. Know there, there's, there's some, you know, here and there, but of course they're going to be these guys in women guys. Generic guys. And I- cartoon about them all the time. Obviously, I ridicule them. I but deep down. I've seen how hard they work. Yes, it's hard work. Sometimes not to the best end, but it's, it's hard and these people work hard. And so you got to respect that. And so, again, you're down there. And so when someone says, like a like a deal writer or someone else says that they're leaving this guy become hard. It's a fraternity, and you got to feel like a siege mentality in some way as well. That people don't understand what you do. Useless people down politicians Imbaba, but they really it's, it's hard work. We went out for drinks after show, remember that with a couple of political guys and they're telling me about what they're week is like, and that's crazy. I mean, just constantly talking as it should be. They're talking to constituents. They're going to this meeting that meeting. This neighborhood group that neighborhood group. And so, I mean at some level, I really do respect it. I do. I know I was telling someone earlier that cynicism is easy, and you look and get getting mad at your legislators. I get it. There's things that are frustrating and you see things happening and I also I was up late last night, thinking about one of the things we discussed last night, which was it, it just doesn't feel fair. When we're paying for the mistakes of previous generations, you know, the decisions that were made by the legislators by governors by us by the people, we elected, this isn't easy being Illinois. And when it comes right down to it, it feels like a, a lot, you know, it feels like a huge weight to carry and you got you got to want it. I know that people want to leave, but there are a lot of people who are trying to make the state better. And that's the that's what drives me to come down here is that there's so many people that want better not only for their families, but for their communities for their children for the future of Illinois, and that's inspiring to me. And that's what I saw tonight when I saw them pass a budget, it bipartisan vote, by the way, I saw. Yes, it was. I didn't get the, the file numbers, but it was a wildly successful moment in the house of representatives, and the budget, by the way, as soon as I posted that they were successful in passing it in the house, people were writing taxes taxes, taxes taxes, taxes. So this budget does not have all the stuff that people were concerned about. There are no new taxes in the budget for the tax for individual tax payers in the state of Illinois. So for that, but the capital, the capital capital spending that. Yeah. And I don't know. Now we have a little bit of a situation when it comes to having our guests on tonight last night. We had four legislators all from the house of representatives, and today, I spent time in the Senate, and I had slated, folks for slots throughout the evening, and I'm starting to get messages. They are right now on the floor of the Senate debating the women's health, Bill. So I don't know that we're going to be, I've already gotten messages that they may not be able to pull away and do the show, so we will be on the fly, I think reaching out to other legislators. But I have to start I have. Oh, fortunately, and one of the people that I grabbed, as I was walking out of the house of representatives, I saw Representative will Saartjie. And I thought, here's someone we should talk to a lot of people wanna know, more about the legalization of, of recreational marijuana and join us on line is Representative. We'll already hi, sir. How are you doing? Great. How are you? Doing pretty good. I'm in the basement. It's a it's a very festive down here. As you know, but as it's festive. Yes, exactly. I wanted to eat a lot of folks were wondering about the, the legalization of recreational marijuana. I, I was telling Scott how long that took today was it almost was it about three or four hours today. Yes somewhere. There was very thorough, exhaustive debate. Passed. It was a wonderful. We'll Scott was wondering what, what, what it was it took so long today in. And what it seemed to me was it after that took the amount of time that it, did you guys, you know, a lot of stories tells a little bit about that, about why some of the legislators tend to tell their point of view, pro and con on this piece of legislation. First of all, it's a big deal. Touches a live different areas touches our criminal Justice system. A touches investment development professional agency. It's a wide reach one health all these different areas. There's a lot to talk about Bill and also, you know, change public policy. So people had opinion that they wanted to about, and I was, you know, most of the debate was substantive question important issues, and there were people who had some sort of, like refer bet this talk weights that they wanted to get out there, too. You know, opponents Villamor saying rates are going to go through the roof if we get other more dubious arguments, but they were giving their to the two. That was a that was something that, I think a lot of people don't realize the different elements of this Bill, and correct me if I'm wrong, it's a six hundred page Bill. Very very long. And I'm guessing that you've read every single word and highlight every word everywhere. I didn't have a chance to tell you I had caught you in the rotunda. And there was a young man who had driven from Chicago to, to witness the passage of the legalization of recreational marijuana. He was in the rotunda. And when I Scott, we were talking earlier, about Lisa, and Matt when I was showing that was about to bring them up to the gallery. He said, oh, anybody can go in the gallery. So I brought Tomas up to the gallery. He has been involved in the recreational marijuana industry in Colorado and California and represented. Again, we're talking to Representative, we'll czar who represents the thirty ninth district rep one of the reasons I wanted to introduce you is he was he wanted to think you and others who have worked on this legislation. And he was saying that he, he, he told me. And I know I've heard legislators say this, and, you know, you get to the point where like, okay, you say that, but do we know that this guy said that you got you have set the gold standard for what legal is legalizing recruit? Marijuana should look like. Cathy, that are all the folks who worked on this over the course of years, really. They did a job. I if you'll be a couple of things that they did. Anybody else's done? So one is that they were. We focused on. So the bills process between the governors pardon power and I did. But we're gonna automatically gone over eight hundred thousand records arrest records misdemeanors. Phillipi four two. For people who are care. In the past in numerous and this transformation of hundreds of euless d we're going to have their lives changed tremendously because it's arrest even the ones that are convictions. Just arrest record. Be at enormous scarlet letter that you care about your whole life. It prevents you from getting good house, prevents you from getting access to. College. Job opportunities. Huge barrier to entry so whiting away for some people that deal during times. But it really is. Economic opportunities that were creating in industry. There has. You will. We will. Before legalization, the cannabis is donated in the black market. We will be the investors take. And we are we were sure that you are best through that happened here in Illinois. So that business. All his stroll requirements. But the businesses are incentivized very strongly to hire people who have previous cannabis convictions on their record higher communities that have been over pleased by the war trust and to ensure that there's diversity representation ownership employment up and down the process. So. Well, I think that doing those two things right. Is going to be this still better than you know, country. Go ahead gonna ask. If if addresses the, the financial aspect of it, you know, right in Las Vegas recently, went to shop just to research, really just wanted to see because obviously, we're debating this hear no noise. So wanna see how it works there and talk to people boots on the ground. It's a cash only business there. It's casual in Colorado. It's cash in, in Washington in Washington DC, and all the places where it's been legalized does the Bill address the fact that, you know that you can't charge it, you can't because of the federal laws are still remains in place, which is getting kind of silly at this point. But okay..
President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela And Guido discussed on Patti Vasquez
"On voice from Venezuela's government and the opposition, there are heading to Norway to take part in talks with the goal of resolving the crisis there earlier today. There. Congress returned to his chambers after being denied entry yesterday opposition leader, one Guido and others gave speeches denouncing President Nicolas Maduro, who has accused them of conspiring with the US to
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Us. This is the Patti Vasquez shows. You could tell this is not Patti Vasquez, but fear not fans she is on her way. And she'll be here at eleven. She had a plan to event that she's attending. And I'm sure she's going to tell you all about it. She was on Facebook live a little earlier before the show. She was seeing up in glencoe talking with some fans there. So I'm excited to hear about that show and everything that Patty's up to and she'll be in right around eleven we think maybe a little earlier maybe a little later, but I'm hanging out with you until then we hope you'll stick around as well want you to join the conversation. But before we start things off. They've how you doing today. Happy Tuesday evening to you. Vivian l'onu? Our second time working together. Always a pleasure. Always fine. We got some interesting topics to cover even for this abbreviated little stint that I've got for today. We were kind of arguing beforehand on the show, which is always a good sign when we when we fight. It's always good stuff. Join the conversation three one to ninety one seventy two hundred I e happy evening to Don club at as. Well, Don, I Don John doing. Well. How are you doing good? You're in your waning. Our here we go. All right. You're carries up to about eleven o'clock or so that's correct. I I'm usually asleep. At this time, I will admit working on the jam on WCW that show starts at six. I'm usually in the office at four to means. I get. So all of this is new to me. So in fact, it's kind of nice though, because the last few weeks I've been going to bed while the sun is still out which is never never fun. So tonight, I kind of feel like parents are away. Yeah. Fatty gets than I pray. I just make it home alive slink into the room for my three and a half hours of sleep. Don't happy to be here. So I thought we would do something fun to start the show, and this is just a really quick little quiz. I'd like to start out get some interaction. Get some people calling in. So the property brothers are famous show on HDTV. They have now narrowed down the two colors that you never want to paint a room. So if you're either going to sell a place or maybe you're buying and you're just moving in. You're like, oh, I love this color. I'm gonna love living. No, there are two colors specifically never to paint a room three.
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Get the traffic Chicago app Abreu by the mortgage expert team hockberg, just search T R af F I X Chicago forecast from that. Gee, Chicago weather center, mostly clear cool tonight, low down to forty three sunny milder, sixty nine for the daytime I inland upper fifties. To low sixties at the lakefront, partly cloudy, milder, Wednesday, seventy two but cooler afternoon evening showers expected it will drop into the fifties. Glaus forty-eight at O'Hare forty nine at midway fifty in Aurora. The barometer is rising. It's thirty point one inches of mercury and forty five at the lakefront Jennings. The WGN radio news room, and these are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN. This is the Patti Vasquez show. Follow me on Twitter. John one seven twenty g. The ship. It is Monday night says so happy that you're hanging out with us. You are listening to the Patti Vasquez show. We would love to have you. Join the conversation anytime three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred that's number to call or text. That's three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred I'm trying to find the name of artists that the docent at the Getty museum. What about people who consistently mispronounced names? Correct them. Yes..
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"To Patti Vasquez show. Got said. Cool tunes. I it sounds awfully mellow. We are broadcasting. Well, I'm broadcasting from Los Angeles. I'm actually in the KTLA studios where you often see our sister station for WGN television. I've got to walk around their studios and met a lot of their crew here there mazing engineers have been helping us with the connection, of course, back home that Krista and Dan long helped me out tonight. And by the way, I don't even know what the weather's like, I I've been out of touch with everything that's going on in Chicago. And actually with everything that's going on in the world. And that's why I wanted to kind of catch up with everybody in our friends and see what's going on. And you know, we've got not Mariotti check in with us in a moment to talk about his input on that letter that everyone's talking about former federal prosecutors who have joined together to say that if they had this kind of evidence against any other defendant or suspect or someone that they were investigating. They would charge them with obstruction. But because. President Trump is the president of and the DOJ has a policy of not indicting a sitting president. They that was why Muller chose not to. He also of my understanding of it is that they didn't want to make a decision because they didn't they didn't want to put it in the report because it didn't want to take away the president's ability to have his basically his say his day in court. So we're gonna take him with Renato in just a few minutes coming up after the news. Our good friend jam Alker is going to be in studio playing some music and jen's e V host of getting's end with jen's e will be joining us as well to talk about staying focused and avoiding the trap of comparing yourself to other people. We also have alley Goodman, who's gonna tell us a little bit about some great.
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"Traffic on demand. Gives traffic Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts of team hockberg just search T R A F F, I X Chicago before cast from the WGN Chicago weather center, mostly cloudy tonight. A slight chance of showers mainly south of I eighty low of forty seven overnight tomorrow sunshine, early some clouds and showers, potentially thunderstorms later and during the evening milder temperatures, though high of seventy one on the day overnight, low forty seven Friday, a mix of clouds and sun, high is sixty three and then Saturday, cloudy and cooler showers likely to high only forty eight on Saturday. It's fifty eight now at O'Hare fifty eight midway fifty five in Tinley park and forty eight degrees downtown along the lakefront, the wind chill a bit warmer making it feel like fifty six I'm Don clip into the WGN radio newsroom. And these are the stories that matter now, it's back to Patti Vasquez on seven twenty WGN. Senator biz now that you've had some time to recover from your run for the governor's office. Have you chances much theater in Chicago? I've was waiting for this interview to kind of set me in the right direction. Uh-huh. Spent the last year reclaim itself as children who spent time away from during that race. But now now. Ready? One of the greatest companies in Chicago is babes of blades, and we have in-studio with us. We have the we have several of the cast members their latest production. The there by any production base blades theatre.
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"Traffix Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts team hockberg search T R A F F, I X Chicago. The forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center. Clear Wendy, cool forty-one tonight. Sunny, breezy milder. Sixty four tomorrow mostly clear down to forty tomorrow night. Sunny, breezy and warmer Sunday. We could get up to eighty degrees, forty five and breathe. Easy at O'Hare Forty-six, midway Forty-six. In Aurora me. Water. Temp is forty eight degrees. Forty three at the lakefront, I'm David Jennings in the WGN newsroom ready to join the conversation. Whenever a story changes on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN. This is the Patti Vasquez show. One seven twenty WGN. Friday night, hope that you are happy healthy and safe wherever you are tonight. You're listening to the Patti Vasquez show on seven hundred eight will be here till one AM when Matt Bala comes in. You've got a lot of fun stuff. A lot of conversation. We save up all the big headlines of the week for Friday night. So I don't talk about all the other things until tonight. And that's you know, that means.
ReadyUp is Connecting the Esports and Gaming Community
"Youth sports is a fancy word for gaming, which is a fancier word for video games. But please put away your preconceived notion or stereotypes of what you think video games because the budding business is raking in millions Rodrick lamantia is a serial entrepreneur in media startups. He was part of an entertainment that was sold to news corps for six hundred fifty million dollars back in two thousand five but recently alimony has turned his attention to the east sports world. He's partnered with some of the legends and gaming to create ready up ready up as a platform that connects gamers at all levels of play alimony and ready up are betting big on east sports this past fall. They raised two million in capital tonight. A conversation about the future of sports east sports Rodrick alimony is in town for the world conference. He's my guest in studio Rodrick, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. First of all you were at the conference. And all of it was about transforming the world. I think that the thread was blurred. Correct. You spoke at the conference. What did you tell people? Yeah. Well, we were talking about partnerships and experiences one of the things that we're doing it ready up is we've partnered with the NBA players association and one of the experiences that were in the process of executing shortly his for fans to be able to engage some of the top NBA stars who are huge gamers and essentially connect with them through through game. I can't even believe that that would be. I just flashed back to me being fifteen years old and thinking, I could play Glen Rice. Glad right. It's that's crazy. That is the future this opportunity to do all these different experiences with real people in a virtual world was interesting about the process. We connected with the MVP a in July or August of last year. And we had a really great conversation with Michelle Roberts. He's the executive director of her coach was we realize gaming wasn't gonna be the pet rock that was here to stay thinks that ninety nine percent of the basketball players play video games. And a funny story, she told us she was out with some of the night, and after dinner, she was telling them mail, you guys. Go home don't get into trouble. And she said we guy's gonna do. And they said we're going to go we're gonna do some fortnight. And she said, where's that club? Located. Fortnight leads us a good place to start because east sports has has been on the forefront of of our culture for the last couple of decades now, but fortnight has brought it to a new level. You're starting to see it permeate culture in a way that it's like you said, it's no longer the pet rocket is the rock. Do you need games? Like fortnight and experiences like that that come along to get the business of east sports into a higher level of visibility. Fortnight was great for the industry on a couple levels. One of the interesting things about fortnight was you actually saw a lot of girls and women playing it. But actually more girls I'd say at the high school level traditionally video games as being focused on, you know, males eighteen to thirty four. This was a really interesting crossover. At least in the kind of the more hardcore concerned more hardcore gaming side of the business. When you look at mobile games there. Obviously massively populated by women games like candy crush inside. But this was a game. Yeah. And what he why why what is it about fortnight from your estimated that that made it so popular. Well, you know, it was kind of the combination of Minecraft meets I came called div, which was the first really popular battle royale that kind of came more mass market the growth curve on both of these games was tremendous. I mean, literally zero to several tens of millions of users in a very short period of time. Perfect example fortnight the next game that came along Gwen called apex legends. Which is another battle royale published by EA that believe they went from zero to forty million in literally weeks as opposed to month. So it's amazing. The think about the victory right now. And you as someone who reading your background, you got your starting starting media startups. How do you get from there to east sports? I've been kind of working in startup since nineteen ninety five I was working at an ad agency on the media side. It's a really fun story. We had Microsoft is account and literally with. Public eight months before windows ninety five launch. I remember that you're old enough to remember the windows lunch was huge. They needed a an online planned back then online met getting online through or prodigy or CompuServe and no one really cared about it. And so it was hey, give it to the young twenty something year olds who care about that stuff. We're dealing with TV, and we're dealing with print, and we launched when designing five on the internet. I met Infoseek which was the first search engine to ever do putting ad banners with keywords, which Google obviously since I've absolutely perfect. That's the heart and soul of it. Now. Right. Yeah. And the crazy part was Infoseek actually recruited me became the first sales higher there that wasn't an executive. What did you learn about that experience that you keep with you several years later with ready up persevere when you're kind of on the cutting edge. I mean, literally four sixty eight by sixty ads were considered a crazy new ad unit. Which is something that we're like thinking, whatever, you know, it took time it didn't happen overnight. It took. God probably six to nine months, and you just had to persevere when you're working in startups and subsequent startups after that. And even the one ready up. Do you have to remind people around you might be new to that business that it takes time that it's not something that's an overnight flash in the pan. Even even if there is success. Absolutely. It's hard. You're the wise old man in the. Thanks for calling me. It's one of those things where it doesn't happen overnight. And you get a lot of nose into lot education after left Infoseek fortunate. We got acquired by Disney who had those back in the internet heydays when he worked at entertainment, I dot com. We were kind of more hardcore gaming focused. We weren't doing a lot of ad revenue with the video game publishers who are spending all their money in print so which just a function of time and working my ass off and suddenly boom exploded. And the long story short was we took the company private at twenty six million. And we ended up selling to News Corp for six hundred fifty million mazing, and for you to be a young entrepreneur to be in a position where you're seeing that kind of money. What does it do to you? Because you're not getting the Sixers a lot that goes into getting six hundred fifty million. But but the wind to be a startup an entrepreneur the win on on getting that cell has been huge Infosec. We went public literally within public. I don't even remember year or two had been there. I mean had gone from making eighteen thousand dollars a year living in San Francisco, which is just ridiculous. I remember go out and spend forty dollars a night. And be like, oh, man. I'm done. I'm done to working at a company that went public, and it's completely life-changing. It's very life changing. And you know, it's one of those things where you know. It's probably live arrogant when in your twenties when you've come into that sort of success. Luckily, my wife who've married to what twenty four years now this year, or I'm sorry, nineteen years this year, we together forty four and you know, she was kind of person who kept me in check so these so
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"You're listening to Patti Vasquez show. We are live in the AllState skyline studio joining me Senator Danka task now the president and CEO of child servant organization, helping children reach their potential and so many kids at risk and so many different environments. It's always my honor to be able to share their story and help encourage people to participate again, they can go to what website to volunteer. Donate to see H I L D S E R V that orgy and Facebook pages while oh, yes. Excellent. And you can also file. That's right. I saw your Instagram account as well. Chris Jones joins us. He is a bluegrass artist. And he hosts zone show. What's the show on series mother? Classically groce'll on Fridays just sort of history. Bluegrass kind of thing on Friday afternoons at two o'clock central time. And then than sort of a mixture of old new stuff on Saturdays six and actually tomorrow morning's in for my boss. So it's a. Busy time. But yeah. Generally, Friday, Saturday Sunday and small days busy every single day of the week on seven days a week. And they cut me back. I was mad at first. But six months later, I was just so grateful because it was intense. I'd be out on tour. And then, you know, when the show is over the people were, you know, relaxing doing typical post show musician things that I would be that get a radio show knocked out. To getting to be quiet a little bit. I took the week off last week. I was supposed to have we'll talk about it was surgery last week and that guy postponed, and so I had the week off anyway. And there was something to not having to have opinions on everything every single day or two to think of what I was going to talk to people about money. I feel great coming back. You know, I feel last year. I took I was in Los Angeles. How sitting for Mark decarlo and Yeni and after twenty four hours, I realized the only talking I'd done was with their dog Nola. And I was like, oh, this has been amazing. She was so annoyed. She didn't care about politics at all. She would really good listener too sweet dog, but Chris performing tomorrow night at the acorn theatre in three oaks. It was such a great space. Are you staying with them? They have put the up there. You are. I've done that before wonderful. It's like right behind the stage. They have these rooms. And I I've been on the road for a long time. And I'm always hesitant always hesitant. When the you know, the Booker or the cl-. Manager says stay with us and only that's all right? I'm gonna go ahead and say the best western town. But I for that that gig. It's actually not far enough for me to come home that night, it was fine. So I felt badly that I turned David down. Very nice. Yeah. It's an old factory. What do they make? They made. Like, I wanna say make something really unique to look it up later before we corn Susan. A few in the country. Yeah. Artificial acorn system. Those squirrels world. The last acord factories closed. We're going to take a break go to the news, and we're gonna talk to our friends from idol muse, and we're.
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"Back. Everybody Nick Gilio here on seven twenty WGN. How's everybody doing good morning? We are live in the AllState skyline studio we are here until five AM, and we're going to be talking a little bit later on about weird collections. People that collect weird stuff. I mean, really really really weird stuff. We're also talking about the most expensive sports memorabilia a little bit later on and things that we're all doing wrong and multiple get more details on that. But fresh from the PG paints green room, we're gonna welcome Michael O Sacchi baseball in the attic dot com is the website. And if you guys are looking for an appraisal or wondering, what something might be worth. If you have some sports memorabilia lying around the house in the closet in a box somewhere. And you're wondering how much it's worth three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number for talk and text and Michael we'll be happy to help you out three one two nine eight one seven two hundred. Let's welcome Michael back to the show. Michael. How are you? Nick. It's great to be here. I want to thank you for. Vac? And I just realized that this is my tenth year anniversary of coming on your show is that right? And because of that I wanted to thank you for buying pizza. I've been coming here for ten years in the green room. Our shovel my face of pizza. So thank you very much. Thank Patti Vasquez for that. Because that was for her show. I thought it was for me, Nick. What was that's that's right. It was. But anyway, so well, thanks for coming up. We always appreciate it. And it's the beginning of baseball season. We always love to have you on tell everybody the story about how you know. You got you got a shoebox full of cards from your grandfather. Correct. Yeah. Back in nineteen Ninety-seven for my birthday. My grandfather got miss shoebox full of old cards. They were from the nineteen fifties. Nineteen sixties a count me on the hunt of trying to find more of them. But also better understand the values of the cards. I'm looking yet. Two of the same cards. Why is one cardboard ten dollars one guy with one hundred dollars? And so yeah, that's how it started. And and now how long is baseball in the addict dot com in around two thousand seven that was your first that was the first twelve years you've been doing that was the first. Two thousand seven okay, very, very cool. Well, and it's not just baseball cards. Now, you you you are now like a fish. You have like you were an official appraiser. What does one have to do in order to be that? Right. So I'm certified appraiser through ISA international society of appraisers, and they are the governing organization for not just sports appraisers like myself, but art, and jewelry and glass, and toys and automobiles and the list goes on and on and on. So it's not just rigorous testing. But you have to be thought leader in the field. You have to be on TV radio have a certain amount of Publishing's. Additionally, there's a certain amount, of course, work you have to do every year certain amount of appraisals every year. There's a lot of different checklist items that have to be done on a yearly basis. Okay. And so now, this this this work, actually, you know, you travel quite a bit too of appraising like states and and things like that. What are some of the more recent whereas some of the more recent places that you've been a couple of months ago? I was in Florida, and I was in Tampa area. Tampa Clearwater realizing. I was like, wow. I get the Tampa about three times a year. I didn't really realize because I travel a lot here. I'm there. I'm everywhere. And a couple of weeks, I'll be in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. And this really April is the kickoff of my busy season not just because of baseball. But as the weather starts to change across the country people start to uncover and unearth cleaning. And you know, maybe grandpa Joe passed away on Christmas. And now, okay, let's go through his belongings as weather gets nicer. They'll find things and call me and say, Michael we have this big box from uncle Joe grandpa. Joe, you know, he passed away at worth anything. Yeah. And so then you travel travel around in check that out you also speak a lot to speak a lot too for different organizations, and then for a long time I've been writing for parade magazine as well. Right. And you got a couple of stories coming up for magazine. We'll talk about those in a little bit again..
Police arrest brothers questioned in "Empire" actor case
"You. And the Chicago police spokesman confirms that the two suspects arrested in the reported hate crime involving actor Jesse small at our black department. Spokesman Anthony Anthony googly EMMY says that the suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault and battery he says department policy prohibits. Him them him rather from naming the victim. But says that he can say the two Nigerian brothers were arrested in connection with the case involving the
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"It's Patti Vasquez, but I it's ten o'clock and time for the sponsor by Kars for Kids once again, here's Andrea darlas. And thank you, Chris falling ice from some Chicago. High rises today, including the John Hancock in the Willis. Our the city actually close Michigan avenue from chestnut to Delaware and Franklin from Jackson to Adams, a witness telling WGN TV that sheets of ice were falling from the buildings. Beat. It was icy and it was having. Yeah. I am going to definitely be looking up more because they didn't realize that the ice was falling so wrong. Windsor throwing pieces of ice all over the streets and sidewalks and pedestrians are urged to be careful lakeshore drive reopened ahead of the schedule this afternoon after being closed yesterday because of structural damage. See that Commissioner Rebecca Sheinfeld says drivers should still use it not be afraid to use it. We would not be reopening this roadway unless we felt fully confident that it was safe who's worked through the night and into the morning to put into place Sheinfeld says the corrosion and the recent bitterly, cold weather are likely the biggest factors first ward. Aldermen a candidate Daniela spot is apologizing tonight after a photo surfaced of him wearing a banana costume while posing with four black children and men wearing monkey masks less claims. The photo wasn't meant to be racist. But instead was just bad judgment. It is my fault that I did not is then the harmful. Title racial overtones that are portrayed in their photo. The photo was posted on the spot is Facebook page in two thousand thirteen but was then deleted his campaign manager said it was just part of a bachelor party business groups across Illinois to see a longer phase-in period for raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. They feel the wage should be set based on the cost of living by region. But governor Pritzker says the current proposal has already been hashed out. We'd brought all the parties together including Republicans, and we listened to them and included many of their ideas in this. There were people who wanted a three year ramp to fifteen dollars. It's six years. That's quite a compromise. Pritzker is urging the house to pass it. As is when they take up the Bill later this week, and they were manual announcing today the city of Chicago is suing twenty-seven online sellers of e cigarette products, we're selling to minors. The move comes months after the city filed a lawsuit against eight online at eight and fifteen brick and mortar sellers of e cigs and vaping liquid evacuee used by children styro- marketing and the growth is being driven principally by cigarettes. Big tobacco's intention is to hook teenage kids on these products early. So the become tobacco users throughout their lives. Mayor Emanuel encouraging state lawmakers have bump up the age of buying tobacco products in this state to twenty one. And finally, an official says a New York City police officer was shot and killed another officer wounded while responding to an armed robbery today. The government official who was briefed on the matter telling the AP the slain officer was a.
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"Every time you pump gas use promo code Beck for a bonus twenty cents a gallon cashback on your first up that's up to forty five cents a gallon cashback on your very first fill up the get upside out, promo code bang. It's ten o'clock Patti Vasquez is in the house. Good. How about you? Sound good? You have a nice weekend. I did. I'm trying to think. Yes. I have to Woodstock last night. Gina the tastic. And yes, here's a lot of comedy own nice humor there. So did you take the Grammy's? And then watch it later. I'm sorry. What? Okay. It was really good this year. I heard it was good. I was good because it was very girl power. Michelle Obama was there. I believe the first Latino ever open the Grammy's. That's right. Yes. Camila cabello. Yes. I loved it. I I really enjoyed it. Who was the host our guy? Keep at least the keys. She was spectacular. Brandy. Carlisle killed it just beautiful show. It don't think you'd be surprised to learn that. I don't think I've ever watched the tire Grammy awards. Wait a minute. I forgot wait patties appalling lack of musical knowledge. I would watch and see all the nominees. Learn something. Oh, well, what are you doing on the show tonight? We actually have the Chicago clarinets ensemble with us from northeastern Illinois university, we do music Monday every week. And so we have them in tonight and mayoral candidate. Paul vows will join us. Very nice have a great show. Tell me about the the Grammy's. Okay, good. Yeah. There were performers and they save saw you would've liked it. Have a great night. And I'll see you..
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"One in Tinley park and thirty one downtown along Chicago's lakefront, I'm Don clip in the WGN newsroom. Ready to join the conversation live whenever a story changes on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN. Seven twenty WGN. It's Andrea darlas. I'm with you until ten o'clock, and then Patti Vasquez will take over the reins here at ten o'clock as well. Huge. Thanks to John Hansen. Jeremy Goerner and maize Jackson for being on our reporter panel tonight. We had a great time with them. We switch now to the other side of the bar. If you will I was calling this the trial of the century only because I think it is if the trial of Hippocrates, a mock trial sponsored by the national Hellenic museum is the sixth time we've done they said, I can say we because I've moderated this event for several years. I was I was a juror. But I graduated moderator thanks to Helene. But I want to introduce you to everybody involved with the national museum six annual trial series event. This is the trial of Hippocrates. So we got a big room full of people here, you're about some of the biggest names in Chicago in law and with regard to the Hellenic museum as well. So. Laura, why don't we start with you? And then we'll go around and everybody will introduce themselves. And then we'll talk about your roles in this trial, which is not to be missed. It's open to the public. Tickets are on sale. If you want to see a really cool fun event. I promise you, this will not disappoint. So let's go ahead and begin. I'm Dr Laura Alamos. I'm the president at the national Hellenic museum. This is by far my favorite thing to do throughout the year. You know, part of what we do as museum is educate people, but to take history and add a little bit of legal debate. And put it on stage. We don't know what's going to happen. But you're gonna come out feeling smarter and understanding a little bit about Greek history. And a lot about debate. It combines a little bit of everything Greek mythology Greek history in general, and then of course, the law. Yeah. The top names in Chicago. Well, and so much of American jurisprudence comes to us from ancient Greece. So some part of that is learning about jury trials and understanding how how legal an adversarial debate happens and the audience gets votes. So you're not just watching this trial on stage at some point you have to make up your own mind. So how good are the arguments because you will be voting like you might have as a citizen man get to participate. That's my favorite part, and we all know, the Greeks invented democracy. So we can safely say that Christina. Let's move on to you. Hi, I'm Christina dare. I will be joining Dr Peter Angelos, I'm a neutral party. So what I do is help get as many facts as I can out of the expert witness. I'm so each side can then use those facts for their presentations in their arguments. I'm this is my think my sixth year as well. Dr. Chorus is the person that helped me get involved with this. I'm I'm definitely youngest member. But I'm honored to be always part of the trials. If you had worked with judge, correct? I had so has has Tinos. I think we both say that he's the best Boston the entire absolutely in the sweetest hill. I'm sure others on the other side of the bar might not completely see that. But what a fair and wonderful, man. I'm glad he's back as well. Okay. The Tino that you referenced his Tino matatus who's sitting to your you're right. My left Tinos. Good evening. Everybody who you are. And who you are representing this year. Good evening evening. Thanks for having us manage Tino tariffs. So I have the privilege of representing the people of Athens, and we have brought doctor Hippocrates trial this year, and we along with my trial partner. Petra Collins are going to be a bringing the Packers to trial in light of certain decisions that he made with regard to the king of Thebes and the final few days of the king of thieves life and some decisions that we feel were improper, and we're gonna let the jury decide whether or not the agree with us and sitting at the other table across from you. Is no stranger to Chicago media and the launch your KADO, Mr. Bob Clifford? Good evening. Thank you for having us. Thank you for being. It's exciting to participate in these trials. This is my sixth. And once again, I'm representing the innocent injured physician who's being wrongfully accused of causing the death of the king. You know, it's a sad event. Of course when the world loses a king, but that occurred through no fault of Docker Hippocrates. As a matter of fact, what the good doctor did was try to accommodate the king's wishes to be healed. He promised the king that he would give his best efforts which he did. But but he warned him that your king this may not work. And now what happened is the king bean is grateful as he was gave doctor Hippocrates a much deserved reward for his good efforts, and the king's son who has come along. And he wants that treasure. Patrol back. And that's what this is all about. It's the greed of a young fellow was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. I love it. I absolutely love it and sitting on the bench this year. Again is judge ended Emma Coppola's? Thank you so much for being here. Thank you. Andrea. And here we go. Bob Clifford trying to taint that jury pool was just gonna say now, you are going to be one of the judges you enjoyed chorus, and we have some other very esteemed judges. Yes. So on our panel this year so joining Jessica course, and myself will be judge. Sharon Johnson Coleman also from the federal district court here in Chicago and just as Bauer from the seventh circuit court of appeals here in Chicago. And I think that one of the things that we all enjoy from the bench. Of course, we see some of the lawyers every day, but we get to also observe how the reaction from the audience, and we get to appreciate in the audience gets to appreciate the great lawyering skills that we see every day. These trials are quite unique. Because what we see is the interaction between humanity ethical dilemmas that we have and it doesn't change it didn't change from ancient Greece until today. Doctors are still having these ethical dilemmas. And I think the facts in this particular case are going to bear out that the Hippocratic oath is what doctor Hippocrates is going to be charged with violating. And so I think the facts that Christina may be bringing out from the doctor that's going to be our expert in this case is going to raise some factual distinctions and some ethical stations at the audience is really going to have to evaluate for themselves. I would highly encourage everybody listening, or if you have not been to absolutely go you bring up a very good point judge. You get to see you and action a judge and famous attorney is that we we talk about in the news and different cases that you cover. We get to see you in action. And it's. It's very rare that anybody will reign beef see the inside of except for what you see on television. So it's very neat to see all of you in action. Do you have a little bit of fun because you do sometimes either oppose each other? You'll have judgements that you'll have to render against the attorneys is it is kind of fun to be in a setting where it is a little bit lighthearted. It's a lot of fun. No question about it. In one of the real rewarding experiences of this is you know, our community is blessed with rich heritage in with the Greek community that we have. It's the museum is just a place of wonder to see and the this event benefits the museum in ways that makes it available to people in the community. Come and study of the heritage that has grown up around them. And that has been the anchor of our democracy in America. It's quite an undertaking. It is this is the sixth annual that we've had I've I've it's so enjoyed being a juror at first and then moderating it and kind of stepping back. And watching everybody talk about take part in this. But the undertaking is massive is it not well, absolutely hurting, this many turns on stage is one part of it. But we spent all year looking at history finding a case. It's interesting. This is unscripted. So we don't have all of this written. We don't know what's going to happen. I don't know how they're going to argue the case our resident historian, Dr Katie colitis researched something that we thought could could really add some rich history. It's been hotly debated for thousands of years now here again, we're going to bring to to light a case that could go anyway now Tinos in Bob you were on the same on the same side last year. It was the trial of the Parthenon marbles, which was extremely interesting. I didn't even mean being Greek. I didn't even know the whole story about the park. Now, my marbles you were on the opposite. You're on the same side, and this year your opposite says prosecuting I'm defending, and you know, that's one of the fun things and fortune things about the trial, lawyers that you're good trial lawyers are anchored in the idea that what they're doing is not about them. It's about the people they represent and if Tinos. Had to prosecute a case. You can do it. If he had to defend a case, he could do it because he's devoted to the client. And what he's doing this on behalf of their client. And it's almost like you separate yourself from what you have to do in order to either defend in my case, the doctor or his case the state to prosecute the will of the state, and it's you know, that's one of the valuable the parts of what we're doing by displaying, the advocacy skills of of all these lawyers. Take a pet for Cheryl Petra Collins, you know, trial lawyers extraordinaire who ran the US attorney's office here in Chicago, which is one of the nation's finest. They're seeing some of the best lawyers at doing their good work. Right. And we wanted to say Petra Collins was supposed to be here tonight as well. He had a flight delay? He is not going to be with us in the wrong time. I already at a flight. All right here, we go judge. I'm not gonna come. We're talking to all the participants of the trial of a pocket tees it's all brought to you by the national Hellenic museum. It's next Wednesday February twentieth from six thirty until nine pm at the Harris theater for music and dance tool. Five east Randolph thrive. We'll continue with our panel here. And maybe find out a little bit about what Bob and Tinos having their arsenal. Or what we have planned? Maybe if the judge is going to give any sort of an idea on how she'll rule it's all coming up next seven twenty WGN. Valentine's.
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It is Monday nights. And we are live in the AllState skyline studios. I'm your host Patti Vasquez. Joining me in the studio is tens and Noddy. She hosts the podcasts getting Z getting sandwich. Disease. And you're getting there are there's a lot. Welcome. Did you did you? Did you save to what will you? 'cause you're kind of an early to bed kind of a woman during the day. I do. Jitsu at like seven thirty in the morning. Well, a couple of times a week at like six thirty in the morning, but classes are at night. They're pretty late my latest class until like nine fifteen during the week. So did you watch the entire Super Bowl yesterday? And it's all of its glory with the commercials and singing and men, ripping their shirts off, I focus a little more on the commercials. Did you have to be honest. The football. It's not the family was all about it. So I am there to support and participate curious about three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred were there any battles in your living rooms dining rooms, wherever you were watching the game where people wanted to rewind to watch a commercial again me and your dad was mad because you know, can we rewind that was really just a bumble commercial. And he's like, no. Yeah. He wants to know what's happening now. And I'm like, okay. Three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred were there any arguments, or you know, what were some of the highlights for you last night during the Super Bowl. There are a lot of commercials of getting some conversation today. But that halftime show seems to be the thing. That's getting a lot of a lot of great memes. Did you see? Any? There's a about about him looking like he like a ouija board got the that made it with like a fun tattoos game or something like that a little bit. Two other people showing their curtains that seemed to match quite closely to his tank top. Oh, yeah. And Adam LeVine. Of course, I'm talking about his shirt off he ripped his shirt. Yes. He did. I'm not sure why. Hotlanta? It's hotlanta. They call it that for a reason. I guess I don't know. I mean, I'm not a huge. You know, whatever you feel you gotta do. Hey music, not working dazzle them with your tattoos. I guess. Rip the shirt off, you know, he just performed not too long ago right here in Illinois for the governor's inauguration. Did. Yeah. So that was his warm-up. I believe he he stayed closed. Their women were on Twitter going. It's the Super Bowl, folks. Yeah. Relax that would not be a good thing. Now. One of my concerns is that I may have started eating at about four thirty now genzer naughty is our motivational expert. She's also talks a lot about health and wellness motivation. And so here's what happened. So I ordered two pizzas from Lou malnati's one thin crust. One deep dish pizzas arrive and they were the wrong pizzas. Oh, really? Yes. They were very busy. They. Yes. I agree. Yeah. So my order number was eighty three they'd given us pizzas. One eighty three. I felt bad for those folks. Because not only were they not going to get their pizza pizza's were also delivered. I now had four you had four deep. Dish pizzas. Too. Thin crust pizzas. We're gonna be eating these pizzas for quite a long time. And I couldn't does it a good order. At least it was. It was I had deep dish with mushrooms and sliced tomatoes and garlic extra. Okay. And then the other one was also was a mushroom. So my question is is like it's hard for me to get back on the pacing myself because yesterday like I honestly I feel like unhinged. My jaw and just started pouring food into my my face before the national anthem started. Right. So how do people get back on track? Today. You have to get back into it. I mean, you know, we can have our splurges. We talk about that. But I feel like you have to really look at it as a meal versus all weekend or a whole day. A lot of times you'll like, oh, well, I had this. Now, you know, the rest of the nights or the whole day. I can just eat whatever I want. It was also it's also like what's the point? I already messed up yesterday. But honestly three to four meals you can healthy meals of your normal eating you can get right back on track. So that'll kind of take away. I don't want to see a race. But you know, it'll get you right back going where you need to be ongoing. Let's say the pace I would say since about because I was on the road Thursday. I would Thursday through got days. Yeah. I feel. Due cleanses work. Like, let's say tomorrow, I just do like a veggie smoothie or something or fruit smoothie in the morning and just take it easy throughout the day. That is that reset. I want you to make sure you get your protein, and that's very important. Get your metabolism going. So every three to four hours eat something just focus on protein fruits veggies. How is that the desert this hazelnut chocolate? Maybe. Yeah. So I enjoy splurges I love chocolate chocolate is my thing. And we've talked about this. I'll try and do like a healthier alternative of dark chocolate with like some nuts. You know, get the protein in there. But I had some chocolate coconut cake last night. I had a piece enjoyed it. But I had it based off of like after a meal with a healthy meal of good pro telling you four days straight of nothing, but garbage has gone into this body. Well, then you've reset. Okay. You can't feel guilty about it. You have to move on. That's the biggest thing just move on. I'm a call you so much better. Call me tomorrow like a protein shake without compensate like if I just do. Yeah. You can do further shake, maybe good quality protein gas. Well, here's my plan. Tomorrow back to eating clean fruit. Protein shake with her boiled egg and toast, oatmeal. I'm gonna have oatmeal tomorrow. Ooh. Oh, it's some eggs, and our how do I have it for breakfast today? I'm sorry. What yummy you put your eg oatmeal? Yes. I can't talk. I can't look at you. All right, so oatmeal. Yes, seems aggressive so good your protein, your oats, the mazing. I love eating things in Bowles. I like to make bowls. Scrumptious? Okay, avocado egg an oatmeal. I can see that right there. I now have another oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal to me is more Brown sugar chocolate sweeter. I like savory as you say that you just like cover your out, right? Am I right row? I mean, oatmeal needs a whole lot of things that don't belong in a healthy diet. I don't know, Patty. I don't know if I can agree with the oh, I romance with me like depending on what I use. I'll say that. It depends overuse I used to go with the Quaker Oats team packs. Okay. Have the what is it like a banana Allman? Okay. Yeah, cranberry. Nah. I really like those, and I might add some antioxidants and air with the blueberry. I love it. That's amazing. Are really wanna sweet a little bit of Brown sugar. But that's about it. Yeah. That's good. As long as you throw in some protein like you could put some protein powder and people do overnight oats. I make oats like trader Joe's has a seal cutouts that you can make and you can do that. I make a whole bunch and then have them for a few days. So that we'd super easy to have in the morning. I'm throw in whatever I want. It's a good way to start today. That's a great way to start the downright. I'll try to get back on track tomorrow. Well, for now, we're still gonna talk Super Bowl three one nine eight one seventy two hundred what were your highlights and d do you feel like maybe overindulge yesterday? General talk through that. And John tasty are super pats fan is over the moon. I I did Taunton Ida troll of a little bit during the game. You just with them. Just to see how he was doing. Yeah. And I believe he's much better today. That's good. I think he's quite happy as three one nine eight one seventy two hundred is the number to call or text us and we'd love to hear from..
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"WGN? To save WGN. Nightside. But it's not WGN nights says the Patti Vasquez show Mark Harmon, and Jerry and understanding in high pretty late with Patti pretty late. Tom is producing Tom. How are you doing great? Are you guys? Excellent always feel very very secure. When Tom hush is at the controls that feel like there were we're dealing with an elite level of production, a columnist that few men can bring to the table, quite frankly, how much does that for you. Appreciate your car. Jerry show, Tom, and Jerry, I should just go home right now. That's so welcome in. We're here to one in the morning looking forward to hanging out with you. Been in Atlanta for the Super Bowl, Jerry. I'm big. I thought looked really fun. Did you see? Did you watch the video? Did you where you're walking around? I thought you're at the car show at first. Yeah. But you were not that was pretty much in the car show and looked fine and bright. And did you watch the entire video? I was I was at work when it popped up. But I I watched like that. So that was a you weren't entertained by the video you founded barring any moved along with your life. It's okay. No, you were in your element that look like a lot of it. Stuff. Love to hear what you consider. My elevate. We've done now our third together. This is I think it's our forth, isn't it is our four show. Yeah, they're all just fly. So fast now. So four shows and what so my element is just big around sporty thing. Right. And you're just running around filming. I well, they have what they call the Super Bowl experience. Okay. And so people that live in whatever city is hosting it or people come into the game. Obviously those two who perhaps maybe they're going to the game. But most likely they're not in the NFL just wants to promote. Yeah. This thing. I don't even know the cost to get in there. Maybe a dozen short does everything costs, but it's not super expensive. Maybe it's twenty bucks. Okay. Which would be a lot for what you get. But you go in there, and they've got everything set up around football. There was you know, passing games. There was obstacle courses. There were kicking games. There was you know, different advertisers, promoted their stuff. I you could take a nap the slag free swag free. Swag was available for the kids. You know, mascots are walking around the trophies there. You can take a picture with the Trump. Did you take selfies with a mascots? I didn't take too many with the mascot guy. But I did high five a lot of mascots. I like to give them, you know. Okay. Whatever mascots for these teams. It's weird ram Rams. And the patriot guys. It's also this bizarre guy tried to get him to stop and talk to me, and he was being shoot away his hands like not enough. He's got somewhere to be right on like, okay. Can't tell his handler was tough on guide. I mean, these mascots are very much sought after individuals. Okay. So with Adam LeVine walking around. That's what I wanna know. Adam LeVine said there was a lot of a lot of who's who's at least around the NFL just old school guys. Just coming out of the woodwork. Oh, there's Dan Marino. Oh, there's Emmett Smith. Oh, there's Dion Sanders. You know, it's just one after another, and they're all promoting something. They're all paid to be there. And then they go through a radio rollers. One hundred rose four across tables, everyone's doing a radio show or doing what I was doing was fan sided dot com and Adam Hoge there for WGN doing his show. He did phenomenal job Brian Brian Urlacher, stop and by Filmon prince amukamara Izzo. It's you know, you learn very quickly, Jerry if I may. Yeah. You learn very quickly where you are at the totem pole in the media world right now. It's great to be there. That's an accomplishment in itself. And then you then you have your banner how big is your banner, and then you look to your left. And then the, you know, the Fox Sports radio was close heading so much real estate. They had LED signs in their different personalities are being you know, just cycled through. So. Money, and, you know, being a sponsor and all kinds of stuff to you know, and people sitting why do they have to have such a big thing? Well, you know corporations that got dough they promote themselves. Mcdonald's is out there doing commercials. Same thing with Coca-Cola same thing with the brand like we could have Carmen, and none banner. They'll just be displayed. Yeah. Well one day, right? Saving her money. Right. But I missed out on the cold. I you really missed out, man. See I I see. Three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred did I feel like I missed out. It's never negative twenty one that doesn't happen. So I feel like I feel like it was an experience in itself. Like, would you? I'm just curious if people could have chosen to be gone or be here and experience it and know that you got through it. And maybe you just you know, an extra right? Little bit of toughness that you could put on your resume that separated the men from the boys. I mean, how'd you handle it I stayed in? You know, like, the tribunal let me work from home. So that was nice to be at home and hunker down like a lot of people. So but some people had to be out there. I mean, a lot of radio people of my radio friends had to be out at their gigs. You know, but we didn't have the mail the mail. Even like, we're not coming out. See see I wanna say on some level, but that's just wrong. Okay. Postal carriers. Isn't it don't? They have a slogan gets like, rain or sleet. Or snow? Right nothing. You know? I also was like, hey, I could stand to knock get my mail today. Right at the end of the world, right? Who gets that much met snail mail anyway. But did you guys did you feel like was there any part of you? That was enjoying the experience that it was just this God. And I was looking at all the pictures. I was thinking. It's kind of cool people are throwing out the boiling water. Right. Pedes Saruman morning show. He's walking out. He's doing videos. I was seeing opportunities where you could be creative. Yeah. But you don't look it doesn't sound like you're in joining the least I toughed it out, you know. And then last night I had to go out to a movie screening and the snow is coming down. I'm still really cold. So. Yeah. You're southern guy. Yeah. I know Tom. Do you feel like you accomplished anything never know? I felt like I went out for like. Yeah. I was here on Patty show. But that was a quick Uber trip that morning, I did go. I was like, well, I need to know what this is like and need to know what negative twenty one feels like right on the skin and honestly. I dunno. I talked about five minutes out there reminding myself. Oh, yeah. Could get frost by just went back in that was pretty much the end of it. And that was it. Yeah. I mean, luckily, I work in a space where I just have to go to an office. I mean, I saw Chris Duffy who's king of production? Here you hear him on all the rejoins and wherever else just to. And he he's walking across the Chicago river seemingly and there's a picture of him. You can basically see one is all whatever little bit of his face. You could see just frostbitten red. And he's taking he's taking a selfie across the river. And I thought that was cool stuff. You get out there. You took that picture while he's brave rhyming across the river. Yeah. Oh my gosh. I mean, that's that's that's a bold move. Why did you come back? That's that's what people want to know. Once the I wanted to be here with you Jerry wanted to be able to be on the radio you could have been like at the Super Bowl. Yeah. Know the company was was willing to pay for us to fly down there on what turned out to be Sunday night. And they and this was Dacian return. So we're back. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Well, we got we got a lot to get into tonight. And. There's well the story that seems to be making the rounds here. Which is very interesting. Jussie smollet am I saying that correctly, correct? Well, we'll we'll hit what went on from a disturbing. In our city. Like right around here. Right down the street. Yeah. You know were. An African American guy who's allegedly being heavy canoes put on them. And what's yours it again? Two thousand nineteen thousand nine hundred just checking making sure. All right. We'll come on back here. Seven twenty WGN.
Andy Field, ABC And Eighteen Years discussed on Patti Vasquez
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Ex-Oklahoma State coach pleads guilty in bribery case
"patti vasquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Listening to the Patti Vasquez show will be here to one AM when we turn it over to Nick de got a lot of great things coming up tonight. We're gonna find out why LaTasha Sanders wants to be the alderman for the sixteenth ward. We've been talking to a lot of candidates for the last couple of weeks. And I realize it's a great way. To learn more about the neighborhoods that make up our city. We're excited to talk to her just a little bit later. We're gonna talk to a lease swoops. Who is a she's a multifaceted artist who has really found a way to build this incredible landscape of Chicago, visually and artistic way that I'm so excited talk to her about how she built this presence on social media that so many people are like how do I go viral, and we're going to talk to our friends from Kazuki? They've got some Rahman what better comfort food than to have some Rama noodles in this incredibly frigid, wet weather jam algorithm. Come in and talk about his road to recovery after being addicted and losing himself to that to that path. And we'll also take a far we want to find out what you guys think about some of the news over the weekend. And honest started off with a headline that I saw earlier today on my friend tens on his website or on her page about it being national hugging day. I trip over that. Because a lot of people who maybe hesitate when someone comes at them with a big hug. I I know I know that you are one of those people. But I feel like I just force my hugged onto you know, you don't. So I welcome them and invite them. But it took me I'm one of those people that I actually had to learn how to relax when people want to hug me. Well, it can be a little awkward. Yes. You know, especially if you don't know somebody in the randomly just coming up and giving you hugs, but people that know me know that I I loved to give hugs and especially in jujitsu, aggressive, cuddles are always one of my favorite things. But I think there's nothing that feels better than hugging. Somebody it's at it's an embrace that that power of like kindness energy. It's the energy row. Are you a hugger row? Coleman is our producer tonight. Hello, hi row. This is James naughty. Doing good. How are you? How do you feel about hugging? I am. A little bit of a little bit of a hugger sparing hugger must bearing hugger. Yes. Be careful with these hugs nowadays. You know, some people just you can't get too close. Well, I think it's got to be confusing for some people to because they're like, well, when am I supposed to hug when is it? Okay to hug very especially fan, right professionally. I remember when I used to go to Los Angeles every month there were there were people who will give you a kiss on the cheek there'd be people. I wouldn't know if we're going for a handshake or hug, so I just wait. You just wait. Yeah. Oh, yeah. We always I mean growing up in an Italian family. It was like kiss on the cheek hug like that's what that's what you always did. But now it is a little bit of a different world. So I think people are a little more hesitant. But you know, hugs are just it's it's great. I always go in I mean professional or now when I'm meeting people like I'm just like, I'm a hugger. And there you go. Do you ever have that moment where you hug someone? You know, you you're meeting with a few people. You hug the person that you know? And then it's awkward because anybody else, right? We'll build up to when I first met Charles Charles Turk. I hugged the two guys that I knew in the group which were Nick, and Dan, and then I go we'll work up to hug. So I think that's one way to put it, isn't it, right? Because he also wants that. Right. Right, right. You don't know if that person wants to receive the hug exactly so you kinda gotta be on the same page, but you know, I think in this world. Now, we need some more love and some as many hugs as we can get. But it really does that energy. I think nothing really can make you feel better than I am a good hug, especially with somebody. You've known care about. Yes. And you know, there are people who like, oh, they seek out hugs. And that's that's great. There's actually I think there are people who are seen this article about the woman who gets paid to cuddle. I I saw this the other with it rose show or somebody was talking about this. I saw this somewhere. Okay. And someone got paid. Maybe it was windy city live. That's where I saw it. And yes, she cuddles. Yeah. Yeah. Coddle? Yeah. That was something different ways. But I I'm guessing there has to be some paperwork involved her clients that this is. This is just an energy thing. If you have trouble napping. Maybe because I don't know. So did how did you celebrate national cut cuddling huddle? Which is a national hugging day. Yeah. National cuddling day seems have more private situation. Yeah. That's seems a little bit different. Yeah. I gave hugs. To everybody saw everybody. I saw everybody. I know. This is true. You did it. Okay. So I owe you a hug. The hug Sino. Jane wells is one of the Cutler's that you are referring to an actual company is called cuddle up to me. And there are several professional Cutler are they Chicago land area, Cutler's or these all over the country. This is a franchise. This is Portland, Oregon. They seem like they would be Cutler's in Portland, Oregon. Yeah. I would be really good at that job. But now that I could do that if you could establish parameters. Yeah. Layout the guidelines. I think that's a good idea. I mean, I know how to defend myself if I needed. Yes, that's true. I think that all professional Cutler's should also be trained in jujitsu. See I connect with those people help them out a little bit. That makes a lot of sense to me dies. We're hanging out with Jen Zanardi, it's motivational Monday. I want hear how her New Year's is going, and if she's talking to a lot of people who still are trying to work on their news resolution, and if you've if you've kind of faltered a little bit to forgive yourself and to carry on so a little bit about that. When we come back three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred if you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you. Do you think text or call us at three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred more in a moment on the patio Vasquez show, seven twenty WGN? WGN.
Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier gives first hand opinion of the Mexican Border
"Sense of culture. It's a very diverse community now in your experience working as the sheriff in Pima county. Obviously different from when you're in Tucson being right there where we're having these conversations but earlier even when you weren't along the border. What was your experience when it came to illegal immigration how that was affecting crime and national security? Well, I the issue of illegal immigration from crime because they're not the same thing. Many people who immigrate to this country without proper documentation have no intention of committing a crime basket or in this country without proper documentation, many of them are very struggling in their home-country coming here for a better life declined picture, which is faced is a Tucson police officer and then commander on the south side of Tucson is was a drug trafficking. We have load houses throughout my area and a drug rip crews would come from the border and actually engaging gun fights with other drug dealers in our community to steal either drugs or money or both. And of course, crime associated with human trafficking, the coyotes and bandits would prey upon the undocumented is our bottom across the border, and there was crime associated with that so often, and too often in my opinion, we. We we don't separate the issue of illegal immigration from transnational crime. They're not exactly the same. They kind of blend together a little bit. But so many people Patty in this world is specially in Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, are making very very desperate decisions. And you and I probably everybody listening with food in our stomachs roof over our head and safety. Can't imagine the desperation some of these people feel and and they they walk hundreds of miles to try to come to this country for a better life, many of them are victimized criminally victimized by the environment, which is very harsh and southern Arizona during the summer and many of them lose their lives. And that's something. I've heard you talk about whether it's their the migration and trying to walk from wherever you make that that that journey to the borders or after the cross the border into your jurisdiction. I know that you've talked about how many bodies you recover throughout the year. How about how many did you have last year? Well, over one hundred bodies were covered in in the desert Pima county, those are the ones we find and the tragedy is that. We absolutely have no idea how many are out there. And imagine that you are in Honduras, or all Salvador and five years ago, you kissed your family goodbye and said I'm going to walk to American the hope of a better life and last week. My deputies found your bones. And we'll never know who you were your family will never know what befell you, and that's that's a human rights issue. So proud of the president last week when he led with the humanitarian issue that was the first thing he said in his address last Tuesday night, he talked about this humanitarian crisis in Israel. I see it. Mike, Mike county all the time. And we're keenly aware in this part of the world the impacts of that humanitarian issue. Do you struggle with the the vocabulary of the language that's used in these arguments? A you mentioned that the president framed it in with the words of humanitarian effort, you know, and I have to be part of that is informed by perhaps the two children who lost their lives and other people who are struggling and suffering. Do you would you prefer that the president and other politicians perhaps found a better way to have this public discourse? Yes, I'm really disappointed in and honestly from my viewpoint. I am a Republican sheriff. But there's most certainly enough blame to go around. I think what you're sheriffs in thirty one border sheriffs Senate, the international border with Mexico, and we'll we'll collectively responsible two thousand miles of international border is that we have people that come to excuse the phrase are part of the world, and they'll stand by Puerto of entry, and they'll get their picture taken with some people in uniform and fly back to Washington DC experts on the border. Well, that's ludicrous. We live this every day of this has been my home for thirty one years. We have a pretty good handle on this and the rhetoric. The political rhetoric is so charged in Washington DC on both sides of this issue that we're not moving the ball forward. And unfortunately, this has become a battle of who wins a political fight. And don't we send people to Washington DC, not to win for Republicans or Democrats, but to win for the American people, isn't that why we sent him to Washington DC? So I'm I'm. Troubled, by the fact, that we can't seem to move the ball forward. We're talking to sheriff Mark Napier. He is a sheriff of Pima county Arizona with over one hundred and twenty miles and his jurisdiction is on the border with Mexico. He is our experts as mentioned folks, go down, and they take a picture that we have these arguments we act as though we are experts, but he is living this day to day with the men and women that he works with in law enforcement. They're really putting themselves out there and trying to keep everybody safe. We're gonna continue our conversation in just a moment with the sheriff. We'll take a break here, sir. If you don't mind, thank you, Donald right back more in a moment on seven twenty WGN. And this is your conversation. Three one two nine at one seventy two hundred. If you have any thoughts you'd like to share with us, perhaps you have a question for the sheriff. We'd love to hear from you three one nine eight one seventy two hundred this is firefighter Raphael for
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