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03:19 min | 2 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is the time of year when many parents crowd into schools for a school holiday concert. Which is obviously not happening in most schools in 2020, so schools are adapting. Here's Peter Medlin of our member station. W N I J and DeKalb, Illinois, a course of kids belted out holiday favorites. Parents packed in an old stuffy gymnasium, jostling for shaky camera position to get the perfect Facebook video of their child in there Elf costume in the holiday concert. Not so much this year. Instead, some schools are getting creative in an effort to deliver some desperately needed holiday cheer. Mary Beth Kona is the principal at Spectrum, a small private school in Rockford, Illinois. Today they're filming the innovative Elves. Holiday show slash music video. He says. This year, there will be no sneaking out the back door after your kid's song ends in this, they're going to get a nice close up shot. Every kid's gonna get to be seen on the video multiple times that they can share with many family members. Like thousands of music teachers across the country, Super Tse's spent most of her time trying to teach remotely from our basement. Right now she's here with her students sporting a Santa Claus facemask and making this video you'll be the only time most of her students will be together this fall. Puts herds class after class into the camera shot while trying to keep students spread out. Notice. What that way your circle Evan, colorful circles doctor ground where each student performs 6 ft. Away from the others. I know groovy now. Kindergartner Luna practices her classes song as they're getting ready and ensues, Mark. Action for the families who chose to learn remotely this fall. Their kids are gonna be recording themselves dancing at home and will be sliced into the final show with everyone else. Workarounds like this are happening everywhere. Maggie's Bradley has the National Association for Music Educators, which provides training for music teachers. And although the pandemic presents significant challenges for all educators, music instruction is particularly difficult were the ones that always want to be shoulder to shoulder to do things and celebrate, so it's been difficult? The students have missed it because they want to perform together. But also the teachers. Spotty WiFi make zoom band practice is really tough and sometimes confusing, but it goes beyond that. Pandemic continues to highlight inequities and education students without Internet access and schools that can't afford instruments to a student stuck with no tuba. That means pivoting to something else, like providing software so students can create their own beats and rhythms. And like this school, finding new ways to perform for an audience staying at home. Felix is 1/4 grader here who plays the Alto sax. It's a little crazy, but I mean, at least I get to see all my friends and flown my instrument. As have to wear a mask he looks in his classmates are now lined up to record the show's grand finale parade. Cameron's gonna be right here soon. Super says the veal be posted online, so families can make popcorn and watch it from the comfort of their own couches. And Grandma can watch the same exact show without someone standing in front of her trying to take a video of their kid performing for NPR News. I'm

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Schools Work Around The Pandemic To Provide Holiday Concerts

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03:19 min | 2 months ago

Schools Work Around The Pandemic To Provide Holiday Concerts

"This is the time of year when many parents crowd into schools for a school holiday concert. Which is obviously not happening in most schools in 2020, so schools are adapting. Here's Peter Medlin of our member station. W N I J and DeKalb, Illinois, a course of kids belted out holiday favorites. Parents packed in an old stuffy gymnasium, jostling for shaky camera position to get the perfect Facebook video of their child in there Elf costume in the holiday concert. Not so much this year. Instead, some schools are getting creative in an effort to deliver some desperately needed holiday cheer. Mary Beth Kona is the principal at Spectrum, a small private school in Rockford, Illinois. Today they're filming the innovative Elves. Holiday show slash music video. He says. This year, there will be no sneaking out the back door after your kid's song ends in this, they're going to get a nice close up shot. Every kid's gonna get to be seen on the video multiple times that they can share with many family members. Like thousands of music teachers across the country, Super Tse's spent most of her time trying to teach remotely from our basement. Right now she's here with her students sporting a Santa Claus facemask and making this video you'll be the only time most of her students will be together this fall. Puts herds class after class into the camera shot while trying to keep students spread out. Notice. What that way your circle Evan, colorful circles doctor ground where each student performs 6 ft. Away from the others. I know groovy now. Kindergartner Luna practices her classes song as they're getting ready and ensues, Mark. Action for the families who chose to learn remotely this fall. Their kids are gonna be recording themselves dancing at home and will be sliced into the final show with everyone else. Workarounds like this are happening everywhere. Maggie's Bradley has the National Association for Music Educators, which provides training for music teachers. And although the pandemic presents significant challenges for all educators, music instruction is particularly difficult were the ones that always want to be shoulder to shoulder to do things and celebrate, so it's been difficult? The students have missed it because they want to perform together. But also the teachers. Spotty WiFi make zoom band practice is really tough and sometimes confusing, but it goes beyond that. Pandemic continues to highlight inequities and education students without Internet access and schools that can't afford instruments to a student stuck with no tuba. That means pivoting to something else, like providing software so students can create their own beats and rhythms. And like this school, finding new ways to perform for an audience staying at home. Felix is 1/4 grader here who plays the Alto sax. It's a little crazy, but I mean, at least I get to see all my friends and flown my instrument. As have to wear a mask he looks in his classmates are now lined up to record the show's grand finale parade. Cameron's gonna be right here soon. Super says the veal be posted online, so families can make popcorn and watch it from the comfort of their own couches. And Grandma can watch the same exact show without someone standing in front of her trying to take a video of their kid performing for NPR News. I'm

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"peter medlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:38 min | 2 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep. This is the time of year when many parents crowd into schools for a school holiday concert. Which is obviously not happening in most schools in 2020, so schools are adapting. Here's Peter Medlin of our member station. W N I J in DeKalb, Illinois. Course of kids belted out holiday favorites Parents packed in an old stuffy gymnasium jostling for shaky camera position to get the perfect Facebook video of their child in there Elf costume in the holiday concert. Not so much this year. Instead, some schools are getting creative in an effort to deliver some desperately needed holiday cheer. Mary Beth Kuna is the principal at Spectrum, a small private school in Rockford, Illinois. Today they're filming the innovative Elves. Holiday show slash music video. He says. This year, there will be no sneaking out the back door after your kid's song ends in this, they're going to get a nice close up shot. Every kid's gonna get to be seen on the video multiple times that they can share with many family members. Like thousands of music teachers across the country, Super Tse's spent most of her time trying to teach remotely from our basement. Right now. She's here with her students Sporting and Santa Claus facemask and making this video It'll be the only time most of her students will be together This fall. Puts herds class after class into the camera shot while trying to keep students spread out. Notice. What that was your circle Evans colorful circles, Doc, the ground where each student performs 6 ft. Away from the others. I agree they now Kindergartner Luna practices her classes song as they're getting ready. And on Suzman, Ark. Action.

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"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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06:27 min | 3 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Report on the local memorial service. More one hundred people attended the outdoor service held on a hot and muggy july afternoon. Dr j. q adams was the featured speaker. He's a former professor at western illinois university. He conducted several lengthy interviews with. Vivian adams recounted one vivians best known moments from the american civil rights movement. Vivian was in selma bama in nineteen sixty five to push for voting rights. He was stopped on the steps of the dallas county. Courthouse by sheriff. Jim clark who punched vivian. In the face in front of reporters and protesters. We still see you struck in bloodied. Knock to your knees and we still see you. Rise up not with contempt. But with love because sat says it takes radical love to overcome radical evil and says he visited with vivian. Three years ago he says right up to the end the reverend's passion for the civil rights struggle remained alive and well the service took place at the site of ct. Vivians boyhood home. The loudest is now vacant. Though there are plans to build a center of civic and social engagement as well as a small park at the location rich agar reporting the federal government has paid billions of dollars to keep the food chain running. That's included in part sending direct payments to farmers and ranchers but as dana cronin reports for harvest public media. Not all farmers are seeing those benefits. When you walk into cindy ashes. Barn one of the first things you notice. Besides the sheep is a huge burlap sack practically bursting at the seams with mole. Look at that big bag right. There were sitting out about six pounds of will from when they were sure last. And it's been sitting there. Since they were shared in march ashrams jubilee farms in clinton illinois where she grows fruits and vegetables and raises sheep for wool to be turned into yarn but not many people are buying premium yarn and this economy not to mention the mill only recently reopened. But there's really no point in us. Paying thousands of dollars for process will that we can move right now so Which is part of what the cf ap was hoping to help with. Cf ap that stands for corona virus food assistance program and is run by the us department of agriculture. It's meant to bolster the food supply chain in part by providing sixteen billion dollars in direct payments to farmers and ranchers. But it hasn't been helpful to farmers like cindy ash doesn't seem like the program was designed for produce farmers It seems like the program was really designed for corn and soybean or large livestock producers. We are we. Don't do any of that. In addition to wool ash usually sells produce at the local farmers market which was closed this year due to the krona virus so she was hopeful until she opened up the assistance application. Which requires you to list each crop. You grow and an estimated loss if you're listening every crop that you weren't able to sell it a farmer's market this year You literally depends. How big farms and how much you're growing but you could have hundreds of crops here to list the. Usda recently added to their list of eligible crops. But some of the items ash cells still don't qualify including things like eggs. And for those that do qualify. Usda pays wholesale commodity prices. Usually ash says she could sell the wool in her barn for about ten thousand dollars. Usda would only compensate her about two hundred. Sanaa's demand is the federal policy director for the national young farmers coalition. She represents a lot of specialty crop. Growers the details of it's laid out. Make it hard for them to see an amount of funding coming out of the program. That really covers what they need for the time that they'd have to put in to calculate all those things and have all the paperwork to back it up in twenty eighteen specialty crops for about a quarter of all. Us crop proceeds but as of late july specialty growers received only three percent of total payments. The vast majority has gone to large livestock dairy and corn and soybean producers. usda's farm service agency administrator. Richard ford dice says. It's a matter of timing. That is he says. The program is based on losses incurred between january and april. That was not really a time. When when we saw you know every state would have had would have had specialty crop production happening at that time so i think that's i think that's one reason why we're seeing a little smaller percentage. Recently lawmakers sent a letter to agriculture. Secretary sonny perdue asking him to include more small produce farmers in the program by basing it on total losses rather than on individual crops. But four nights says that would fail to give a full picture of what's happening on a farm. Cindy ash says farmers like her are often overlooked by the usda. I would say that not just this year but overall and they need to pay much more attention to Diverse farmers produce farmers. That are doing something other than traditional corn beans and large livestock. She says it's more than likely she'll take a loss this year a year. She'd hoped to help her community get through the pandemic by providing healthy local food. I'm dana cronin harvest public media this statewide governor jay pritzker restore illinois plan highlighted contact. Tracing is a key part of the state's fight against the novel corona virus. Peter medlin talk to a newly trained contact tracer about what goes into the job reynolds. Fa was one of the millions of americans laid off due to the covid nineteen pandemic. He needed work but he's also at high risk. I'm sixty one years old. Actually a renal transplant recipient. So i my Suppressed immune system going out in public or to an office was out of the question but then he stumbled onto an article about illinois community colleges offering courses to become a contact tracers from home. It interesting. because i'm a people person. So i'm going to be able to talk to people but i'm also well that'd be.

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"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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06:46 min | 4 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Up first this week the pandemic plans for college students like internships travel. Jobs keep mcgee. Wbz tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student. Kathleen matthews had big plans. The summer she was going to spend eight weeks in argentina studying public health and working in a clinic then she was heading to israel for a traditional birthright trip for young jewish adults. All of that was canceled. Due to the novel corona virus. She moved back in with her parents. In chicago's lincoln park neighborhood so instead i took Calculus to definitely a bummer. Cova nineteen has cancelled. Many internships study abroad opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry. How the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Many schools in illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade the university of illinois at urbana-champaign and the university of illinois at chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at loyola university chicago. She decided to get a headstart in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring. I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future. I want to study abroad. And things like that. And i just wanna make time loyola and other local private universities say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to for those lucky enough to keep their internships. It's now from the comfort of their homes. Indiana resident joe grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships. They'd secured in the fall cancelled and he was worried. His paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for butler university and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year. Resume was pretty thin. So i kind of really needed this. I'm not gonna lie because it got cancelled. Ben mike baseball club not very filling and depends heavily on its interns. Traditionally they hire nearly two thirds every year permanently so they mailed laptops home for interns an integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Graziano says he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely you can get from even just small talk at the office just and sometimes video calls kinda hard to like to get across. My personality is i want to. I don't know it's hard to like trae myself to you over video still. He feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year. Old manny gonzalez. Who is studying computer. Science and engineering at harold washington college in downtown chicago. He was involved with the group. Genesis works in high school which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers for job and internship opportunities. He was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown. Which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career. I honestly feel like. I'm lucky because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially like mia age having like these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job he's being extra productive. He's tacked on two summer classes so he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a bachelor's kate mcgee. Wbz news in may the department of education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations. Peter medlin with w and i j reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies many advocates in school officials. Say will chill reporting the new regulations change the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet the new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She patel is the director justice for students survivors at the national women's law center so these rules in total religious. Turn ted on nine on its head. A civil rights law says they raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore. And it's a departure from guidance. That's been place for twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a programmer activity. That might not be enough. So that means some james would be forced to endure repeated. An escalating loves of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment. That happen off campus. Now they'd have put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. Ferber is a student engagement organizer with nine. She says if someone's harassing you in a classroom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them. Zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered at northern illinois university title. Nine coordinator. Sarah gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay. Even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we to address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem. Is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to and she says the education department is in there to protect students. Either we can't count on our schools and we can't count on the government so all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference and holders schools accountable at iu. Students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and garner. Says they're much better equipped to handle their case load now. The new regulations are over two thousand pages. Two thousand thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason. The document is so long as so that the department of education headed by betsy. Devos is trying to justify why the changes are needed and respond to public comments. She wally potala says there were more than a hundred thousand comments. Mostly opposing the new rules principle. There were mental health. Experts over nine hundred trauma. Facialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule so the risk significant opposition and yet they. They continue to move forward. Syra garner and i..

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04:39 min | 4 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"In May, , the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. . Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. . The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. . She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. . So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. . The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, , and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. . So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. . The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. . Now, , they'd had to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. . This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to. . More virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. . She says, , if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. . Title Nine Coordinator. . Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. . We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem is that places like and I You could ignore those cases that they choose to, , and she says, , the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools can't count on the government. . So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable at a you students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. . The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, , they're much better equipped to handle their case load. . Now, , the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, , thousand, , thirty three to be exact and. . The policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos is trying to justify why the chains are needed and respond to public comments. . She Wally catalysis says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. . There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. . So the significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner A, , you were one of the many schools that Senate comets harshly not. . Many concerns made it into the final regulations. . Patel says, , the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, , but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. . So they didn't have a chance to comment. . One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges. . Could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tell that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. . Another chain that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. . State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah garnered I says, , we have a state law that says, , you cannot cross examiner one another. . This is the price sexual violence and Higher Education Act however now, the , federal. . Regulations. . You must cross examine each other in public comment. . It stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate, , and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. . Kwami Raoul away in he along with seventeen other attorneys. . General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect. . Garner says they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting the investigation and Peter Mullen. .

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How are changes to sexual harassment rules working in schools

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04:39 min | 4 months ago

How are changes to sexual harassment rules working in schools

"In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd had to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to. More virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. Title Nine Coordinator. Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem is that places like and I You could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable at a you students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and. The policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos is trying to justify why the chains are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally catalysis says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So the significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner A, you were one of the many schools that Senate comets harshly not. Many concerns made it into the final regulations. Patel says, the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges. Could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tell that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another chain that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah garnered I says, we have a state law that says, you cannot cross examiner one another. This is the price sexual violence and Higher Education Act however now, the federal. Regulations. You must cross examine each other in public comment. It stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate, and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. Kwami Raoul away in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect. Garner says they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting the investigation and Peter Mullen.

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08:15 min | 4 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Just days before the election president trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden focusing on those crucial battleground states one of them. Each candidate has spent a considerable amount of time in is Florida critical voting bloc for Biden Black Americans who in Florida have not been as enthusiastic as the campaign would like, and that is why Joe Biden running-mate Kamala. Harris hit Miami Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties. Yesterday there's so much at stake for Florida. So reminding people early vote. before tomorrow night and the elections in three days and. I do believe that a pass to victory runs through. Florida or President Barack Obama will make his third. Florida. Appearance Tomorrow Urging Churn turnout turnout. That's Fox's Phil Keating reporting, and this voters are facing the unique challenges of casting ballots amid pandemic in Harris. County. Texas. So called drive thru voting is stirring up controversy the Houston Area A federal judge scheduled a hearing that takes place tomorrow here whether officials in Houston unlawfully allowed drive thru voting instead of. Up. Voting. That was agreed to upon by both sides that's Fox's David spent reporting from the Justice Department and in Sports Nascar's championship four field is set chase Elliott called Sunday's race at Martinsville last-chance Sunday and he made the most of chase Elliott. Four. IS GOING TO HIS Championship. Tally Sound courtesy of NBC, Elliott took the checkered flag in the five hundred and earned himself a spot in the championship for the wind for Elliot plus rough run through much of the day put Kevin Harvick the season's race wins leader on the outside looking in after falling just one point short of the cutoff line, it will be Joe Lugano Chase Elliott Brad Kozlowski Denny. Hamlin fighting for the championship next Sunday in the season finale five hundred boxes. Ryanair Mayor I'm Mary Core City, and this is Fox News. Welcome to statewide reports and conversations from in and around Illinois. I'm Shawn Crawford coming up, we discuss the lingering controversy over the former University of Illinois Mascot chief Allina Wack. We'll hear from restaurant workers concerned about their health now that customers are coming back next week marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. Some of scientific work that led to developing the bomb took place in Chicago although not many knew about it at the time. Secrecy was something that was drilled in to everyone's minds who worked on the Manhattan project. Find out more about the role the state played and giving the world the bomb that's ahead on statewide. Statewide is brought to you by AARP Illinois providing information to help you and your family when the corona virus continues to affect us all and keep parts information at aarp dot org slash near you. Welcome to statewide I'm Shawn Crawford on the way, restaurants are now offering indoor dining once again but those who work in those businesses say they have some concerns about the risk to their health will also find out about his role in the Manhattan project and more than a decade since it was retired here by the University of Illinois as Mascot Chief, Allina Weck won't go away at least for some that and more this hour on statewide. I this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships travel jobs, keep McGee with. WBZ. tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer Rice University, student, Kathleen Matthews had big plans the summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina studying public health and working in a clinic. Then she was heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel coronavirus she moved back in with her parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took calculus to definitely a bummer. Cove in Nineteen canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Many schools in Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade, the University of Illinois at our banish, Champagne, and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola University. CHICAGO, she decided to get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future. I want to study abroad and things like that. I just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to For those lucky enough to keep their internships. It's now from the comfort of their homes Indiana resident. Joe Grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company a on to he plays baseball for Butler. University and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this. Am I gonNA. Live. Got Cancelled by resume would have been baseball and a club, not very filling and depends heavily on its interns. Traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Grazziano says he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely. There's a lot you can get from even just small talk at the officers and sometimes video causes Kinda hard to like to get across my personality as I want to I. Don't it's hard to portray myself to you and over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen-year-old Manny Gonzalez who is studying computer science and engineering. At Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago he was involved with the group. Genesis works in Highschool which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers for job and internship opportunities. He was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career. I, honestly feel like unlucky because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially at my age having like these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job, he's being extra productive that summer he's tacked onto summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate. Mickey WBZ News. In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating.

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"I this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships traveled jobs, keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Kathleen Matthews had big plans the summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina studying public health and working in a clinic. Then she was heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel coronavirus she moved back in with her. Parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took Calculus to definitely a bummer cove nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Many schools in Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade the University of Illinois, at our banish Champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola. University. CHICAGO. She decided to get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double major I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future. I, want to study abroad and things like that and I just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities. Say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For those lucky enough to keep their internships it's now from the comfort of their homes. Indiana resident Joe Grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler, university and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this. GonNa live. So they got cancelled by resume, have been like baseball a club, not very filling and depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. Mailed laptops for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Graziano says, he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely. There's a lie you can get from even just small talk at the officers and sometimes video calls kind of hard to like to get across my personality as I want to I. Don't know it's like hard to like portray myself to you over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year old Manny Gonzales who is studying computer science and engineering at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago he was involved with the group. Genesis works in high school, which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers. For Job and internship opportunities he was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career I feel like unlucky because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially like my age having like these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like a blessing but even with his job, he's being extra productive that summer he's tacked onto summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate Maki Wbz News. In May the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations. Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe, pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wally Patel is the director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of total religious. Ten, till nine on its head as a civil rights law says, they raise the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a programmer activity that might not be enough. So that means some students would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of us before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now. They'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment too especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. FERBER is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University title nine coordinator. Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We have the opportunity to see okay. It doesn't reach this level of conduct. How are we going to address it as university but as faith ferber says, the problem is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't our schools he can't count on the government. So all we can count on is in student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable. At all you students held protests less year. The basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long is so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy, Devos is trying to justify why the changes. Are Needed and respond to public comments. She Wally palaces. There were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma facialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So there was significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner, and in a you were one of the many schools that scented comments unfortunately, many of our concerns made it into the final. Regulations Patel says the provisions were largely unchanged from what was. Proposed but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges could dismiss cases. When the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school. Battelle. Says that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another change that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. State. Law One forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah Gardner says, we have a state law that says, you cannot cross examine one another. This is the. Sexual violence a higher education act however now, the federal.

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08:00 min | 5 months ago

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"Up First this week, the pandemic is changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships trampled jobs keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Kathleen Matthews had big plans the summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina, studying public health and working in clinic then she was heading. To. Israel. For a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel Corona Virus. She moved back in with her parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took Calculus to definitely a bummer cove nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment many. Schools in Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade, the University of Illinois at our banished champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola University. Chicago she decided to. Get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring I have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future I want to study abroad and things like that and I just WanNa make time. Loyola and other local private universities say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For those lucky enough to keep their internships, it's now from the comfort of their homes Indiana resident Joe Grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler University and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this I'm gonNA live. canceled. My resume would have been baseball club not very filling and depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Grazziano says he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely. There's a lot you can get from even just small talk at the office and sometimes video caused Kinda hard to like to get across my personality is I want to our own. It's like hard to like trae myself to you over video still feels lucky to earn A. paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year old Manny Gonzalez who is studying computer science and engineering at Harold. Washington College in downtown Chicago, he was involved with the group. Genesis works in high school, which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers for job an internship opportunities he was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company. which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income that's also helping him build toward his career. I. Honestly feel like I'm lucky because you know not everyone gets this opportunity especially. and. My Age having these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing that even with his job, he's being extra productive this summer he's tacked onto summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate Mickey Wbz. News. In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine Regulations Peter Medlin W. J, reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet the new standard harassment must be quote severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive. She Wally. Patel is the director of Justice for students survivor at the National Women's law center. These rules kind of in total religious turn Ted on nine on its head as a civil rights law says, they raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong. Twenty years if a student isn't being outright. Denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough to that means some students would be forced to endure repeated an escalating loveless of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment to especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. FERBER is a student engagement organizer with no, you're nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a classroom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered. A Northern Illinois University Title Nine Coordinator Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see. Okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we can address it as university but as faith ferber says, the problem is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to and says the education department is in there. To protect students either we can't count our schools and we can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students in student power to really make a difference in holder schools account law at nyu students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and that the process was slow and apathetic the university hired another coordinator and Garner. Says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit in the last pages or so the reason the document is so long is so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy, Devos is trying to justify why the changes are needed and respond to public. Comments She Wally Potala says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the role. So there was significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sarah, Gardner and you were one of the many schools that sent it comments I'm harshly up. Of Our concerns made it into the Final Regulations Patel says, the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and. Colleges could dismissed cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tells us that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another change that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title changes are in conflict with Illinois State Law one forces those going through an investigation under cross examination in a live hearing and as Sarah Gardner at Nyu says, we have state law that says you cannot cross examine one another. This is the element providing sexual act however now, the federal..

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"Up First this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships travel jobs, keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Caz Leigh Matthews had big plans the summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina, studying public health and working in a clinic. Then she was heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel Corona virus she moved back in with. Her parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took Calculus to definitely a bummer cove nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment many schools in. Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students try to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade, the University of Illinois at our Banner Champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola University Chicago she decided to get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future I want to study abroad and things like that. I just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities. Say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For, those lucky enough to keep their internships. It's now from the comfort of their homes. Indiana resident Joe Graziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler University and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty So I, kind of really needed this. Am I gonNA live. Got Cancelled my resume would have been baseball club not very filling a on depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Grazziano says he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely. Get from even just small talk at the office and sometimes video caused Kinda hard to like to get across my personality as I wanted to I don't know it's like hard to like trae myself to you over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year old manny. Gonzalez who is studying computer science and engineering at Harold Washington College in downtown. Chicago he was involved with the group Genesis works in high school which helps students in. Underinvested communities connect with employers job and internship opportunities. He was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career I. Honestly feel like unlucky because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially like my age having these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job he's being. Productive this summer, he's tacked onto summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate McGee wbz News. In May the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet the new standard harassment must be quote severe, pervasive and objectively offensive Sheila. Patel is the director of Justice for student. At the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total religious turn Ted on nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for around twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that not be enough. So that means some states would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher. Learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment to especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone harassing you in a classroom meeting that would be covered what if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. Title Nine Coordinator. Garner says, they do have procedures to help students. We have the opportunity to see. Okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we can address as university but as faith ferber says, the problem is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools and we can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders Cowboy Law. At nyu students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and that the process was slow and apathetic the university hired another coordinator and Garner says they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long is so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy? Devos is trying to justify why the changes are needed and respond to public. Comments she. Wally Patel says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialist joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So there was significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sarah Garner and you were one of the many schools that sent it comments impartially many of our concerns made it into the Final Regulations Patel says the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in. The proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comet. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transfer it or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the School Patel says that could. Include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another change that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title changes are in conflict with Illinois State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and.

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07:41 min | 5 months ago

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"Mole look at that big bag right there were sitting out about six hundred pounds of wool from when they were sure last and it's been sitting there since they were shared in. March ash runs jubilee farms in Clinton Illinois where she grows fruits and vegetables and raises sheep for wool to be turned into yarn. But not many people are buying premium yarn in this economy not to mention the mill only recently reopened but there's really no point in US paying thousands of dollars a process that we can't move right now. So which is part of what the CF AP was. Hoping to help with CFA P that stands for Corona Virus Food Assistance Program, and is run by the US Department of Agriculture. It's meant to bolster the food supply chain in part by providing sixteen billion dollars in direct payments to farmers and ranchers, but it hasn't been helpful to farmers like Cindy ash it doesn't seem like the program was designed for produce farmers It seems like the program was really designed for Horny? Soybean. Or large livestock producers and we are we don't do any of that in addition to wool ash usually sells produce at the local farmers market, which was closed this year due to the krona virus. So she was hopeful until she opened up the assistance application which requires you to list each crap you grow and an estimated loss. If you're listening to every crop that you weren't able to sell it a farmer's market this year. You literally depends how big your farmers, how much growing but you could have hundreds of crops here to list the USDA recently added to their list of eligible crops. But some of the items ash cells still don't qualify including things like eggs and for those that do qualify Usda pays wholesale commodity prices usually ash says she could sell the wool in her barn for about ten thousand dollars USDA would only compensate her about two hundred. Sanaa's on is the Federal Policy Director, for the National Young Farmers Coalition she represents a lot of specialty crop growers, the details of how it's laid out, make it hard for them to see. An amount of funding coming out of the program that really covers what they need for the time that they'd have to put in to calculate all of those things and have all the paperwork to back it up in twenty eighteen specialty crops accounted for about a quarter of all US crop receipts. But as of late July specialty growers received only three percent of total payments. The vast majority has gone to large livestock dairy and corn and soybean producers. USDA's Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Four dice says it's a matter of timing that is he says, the program is based on losses incurred between January and April. Really a time when when we saw you know every stake would have had would have had specialty crop production happening at that time. So I think that's I. think that's one reason why we're a little smaller percentage recently, lawmakers sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny. Perdue asking him to include more small produce farmers in the program by based on total losses rather than on individual crops. But four says that would fail to give a full picture of what's happening on a farm. Cindy ash says farmers like her are often overlooked by the USDA. I would say that not just this year but overall, they need to pay much more attention to diverse farmers, produce farmers, people that are doing something other than traditional. Corn beans enlarge livestock. She says, it's more than likely. She'll take a loss this year a year she'd hoped to help her community get through the pandemic by providing healthy local food. I'm Dana Cronin Harvest. Public Media. This a statewide governor Jay. Pritzker Restore Illinois plan highlighted contact tracing as a key part of the state's fight against the novel Corona Virus. Peter. Medlin talked to a newly trained contact tracer about what goes into the job Reynolds FAA was one of the millions of Americans laid off due to the covid nineteen pandemic he needed work but he's also at high risk I'm sixty one years old. Actually a renal transplant recipient. So My Suppressed Immune System. Out in public or to an office was out of the question. But then he stumbled onto an article about Illinois community colleges offering courses to become a contact tracer from home interesting because I'm a people person. So I'm going to be able to talk to people I'm also To be able to help people, which I think is a good thing governor Jay pritzker since to agree with that last part, he's called contact tracing quote arguably our most sustainable tool to contain corona virus jofre enrolled in a four week course at college at page and student demand the college even had opened up extra sessions he's just finishing. So he's in the process of looking for employment, which he says will be the easy part since the job is in such high demand some local health departments like in Cook County are offering position starting at twenty dollars an hour to face says he's seen jobs offering between thirty five. Thousand and fifty thousand a year I'm not going to buy my second yacht working this job but little put food on the table and keep the head son pretty happy with it. The work of a contact tracer has been likened to a detective or a game of clue but Jay says he sees it much differently. Typically, you're going to call someone up they've recently tested positive and or they've been in contact with someone who tested positive and it could be you know Kinda scary. He sees himself as more resource than a private I. You then calculate their date of infection as the standard is two days prior to the. First symptoms appearing he says depending on the symptoms they'll know if they have to self isolate or seek medical attention and the contact tracers job is not only to ask people about where they've been and who they've seen. They also need to direct them to any medical help or social services. They might need tracers have to be able to break down information. About the virus and dispel any myths or rumors floating around the Internet if the person needs quarantine and are on their own tracers can also help coordinate food for them or laundry and housing for those perceived to be at higher risk, a contact tracer may follow up with a person, every other day or in certain cases just once a week and sometimes people. Are Just hesitant to talk at all the develop some sort of a relationship with this individual because the other part of it is they need to give you truthful Information Illinois Public Health Director in Gaza, Ezekiel acknowledges that and she stressed the importance of the state's collaboration with community groups. As he says, the groups may be able to reach people at risk who. Are, uncomfortable talking with health officials contact tracing has been pushed into many people's Caballero lately but it isn't new public health workers have been doing it for decades to combat infections like tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, but it's just not normally done on this massive scale right now Illinois has sixteen hundred working contact tracers and is looking to hire more than four thousand. A viable employment opportunity or years, and then after you know I i. Hope for years. Now we've Kinda Lik the Kobe thing there's always going to be need for contact racers just not quite in the volumes that we need. And Governor. Jay Pritzker just announced the status pumping more than two hundred, million dollars into contact tracing efforts for local health departments and those community organizations and Peter Imagine. This is your money and someone wants to take it from you..

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06:21 min | 6 months ago

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"Crawford on the way restaurants are now offering indoor dining once again but those who work in those businesses say they'd have some concerns about the risk to their health will also find out about Illinois as role in the Manhattan project and more than a decade since it was retired will here by the University of Illinois Mascot Chief Allina Wick won't go away at least for some that in more this hour on statewide. Up I this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships travel jobs, keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Kathleen Matthews had big plans this summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina studying public health and working in a clinic then she was. Heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel Corona Virus. She moved back in with her parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took calculus to definitely a bummer Cova nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Schools in Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade. The University of Illinois at our Banish Champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both summer enrollment numbers jump twenty, five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola University Chicago. She decided to get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future I want to study abroad and things like that, and I just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities. Say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For those lucky enough to keep their internships, it's now from the comfort of their homes Indiana resident. Joe Grazziano, says, when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler, university and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this. Am I gonNa Live So. They got cancelled my resume Mike Baseball. Club not very filling a on depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Graziano says he misses the in person interaction it's difficult to make a good impression remotely. There's a wide you can get from even just small talk at the office and sometimes video calls Kinda hard to like to get across my personality is I want to? I don't. It's like hard to like trae myself to you an over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year old Manny Gonzales, who is studying computer science and engineering at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago he was involved with the group Genesis works in high school, which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers for job and internship on. He was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career. I honestly feel like unlucky because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially em my age having like these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job, he's being extra productive this summer he's tacked on two summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate. McGee. WBZ News. In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations. Peter Medlin with W, J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe, pervasive and objectively offensive. She Patel the Director of Justice for student survivors at the National Women's law center at least rules kind of total. Religious turn, Ted Online on its head as a civil rights law says, they raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for around twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some students would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports. Of harassment the happened off campus now, they'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment to especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. FERBER is a student engagement organizer with no, you're nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class soon, meeting that would be covered if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered. At Northern Illinois University title nine coordinator. Sarah Garner says, they do have procedures to help students. We have the opportunity to see. Okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we can address it as university but as faith ferber says, the problem is that places like an I you could ignore those cases they choose to, and she says, the education isn't there to protect students either we can't honor schools and we can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students. And student power to really make a difference and.

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08:49 min | 6 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"I this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships travel jobs, keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Kathleen Matthews had big plans the summer she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina studying public health and working in a clinic. Then she was heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. All of that was canceled due to the novel Corona virus she moved back in with her. Parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took calculus to definitely a bummer Cova nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Many schools in Illinois have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students try to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade, the University of Illinois at our banished champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is incoming freshman at Loyola. University Chicago. She decided to get a head start in take online classes summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future I want to study abroad and that I, just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For those lucky enough to keep their internships, it's now from the comfort of their homes. Indiana resident Joe Grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler University and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year his resume was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this am I gonNA live. It got cancelled my resume. Baseball Club not very filling a on depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Grazziano says he misses the in person interaction it's difficult to make a good impression remotely. You can get from even just small talk at the office just and sometimes video caused Kinda hard to like to get across my personality as I want to. I don't know it's like hard to like trae myself to you over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck. There's somewhere. So does nineteen year old Manny Gonzalez who was studying computer science and engineering at Harold Washington College in downtown. Chicago he was involved with the group Genesis works in high school, which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers job and internship opportunities. He was able to quit an. Overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career I honestly feel like unlucky because you know not everyone gets this opportunity especially at my age having like these big companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job, he's being extra productive this he's tacked onto summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transferred to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate McGee wbz News. In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. Schwalier Patel is the director of Justice for student survivors at the National Women's law center leaves rules kind of total religious turn Ted on nine on its head as a civil rights law says they. Raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for around twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some states would be forced to endure repeated an escalating loves of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment too especially. As. Many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. FERBER. Is A student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone harassing you in a classroom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University title nine coordinator Garner says they do have procedures to help students. We have the opportunity to see. Okay. Even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we can address as university, but as faith ferber says the. Problem is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools and we can't count on the governmental. All we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holder schools account law at nyu students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two. Thousand Pages Two thousand thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy, devos is trying to justify why the changes are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally Potala says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules principle. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So there was significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sarah Gardner and. In a you were one of the many schools that sent in comments harshly, not many of our concerns made it into the Final Regulation Patel says the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comet. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's. Say, they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled employed by the School Patel says that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another change that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois state. Law One forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah Gardner says, we have a state law. That says you cannot cross examine one another. This is the providing sexual wild to Higher Education Act. However now, the federal regulations they you must cross examine each other in public comment stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois. Attorney. General Kwami Raoul to weigh in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect Garner says they'll find out if they have proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth. Countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting investigation at Peter Mobile. The Former University of Illinois men's basketball coach Lou. Hinson has died he was eighty eight. He coached Illinois from Nineteen, seventy, five through nineteen ninety-six is four, hundred, twenty three wins are the most in program history back in Twenty Fifteen Hinson spoke with member station W..

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09:20 min | 7 months ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Welcome to statewide I'm Shawn Crawford on the wave restaurants are now offering indoor dining once again but those who work in those businesses say they have some concerns about the risk to their health will also find out about a little role in the Manhattan project and more than a decade since it was retired will here by the University of Illinois Mascot Chief Allina, Weck won't go away at least for some that more this hour on statewide. I this week, the pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans for college students like internships travel jobs, keep McGee with WBZ tells us how some students are still trying to make the most of their summer rice university student Kathleen Matthews had big plans this summer, she was going to spend eight weeks in Argentina studying public health and working in a clinic. Then she was heading to Israel for a traditional birthright trip for young Jewish adults. Of that was canceled due to the novel coronavirus. She moved back in with her parents in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. So instead I took calculus to definitely a bummer. Cova nineteen is canceled many internships study abroad, opportunities and typical funds. Summer plans as colleges worry how the pandemic will affect fall enrollment. Many schools in Illinois. Have seen a bump in summer enrollment compared to last year as students tried to turn lemons into some kind of lemonade the University of Illinois at our Banish Champagne and the University of Illinois at Chicago both saw summer enrollment numbers jumped twenty five and twenty, seven percent respectively from last summer. Alina callous is an incoming freshman at Loyola University Chicago. She decided to get a head start in take online classes this summer to get some of her general courses out of the way especially double majoring I would have to do a little bit more work and just thinking of the future. I want to study abroad and things like that and I just WanNa make time Loyola and other local private universities say they've seen an increase in summer enrollments to. For those lucky enough to keep their internships. It's now from the comfort of their homes Indiana resident Joe Grazziano says when the pandemic initially hit lots of friends saw summer internships, they'd secured in the fall canceled and he was worried his paid internship with the risk management company. A on would be too. He plays baseball for Butler, university and dedicated previous summers to baseball heading into senior year Zamir was pretty thin. So I kind of really needed this. Am I gonNa Live Because it got cancelled resume. Mike Baseball Club. Not Very filling and depends heavily on its interns traditionally, they hire nearly two-thirds every year permanently. So they mailed laptops home for interns and integrated them into teams who are also working virtually due to the pandemic. They've also been assigned group projects with other interns to help improve the company internally. Graziano says he misses the in person interaction. It's difficult to make a good impression remotely a lot you can get from even just small talk at the office just and sometimes video caused Kinda hard to like to get across my personality is I want to I don't like hard to like trae myself to you over video still he feels lucky to earn a paycheck this summer. So does nineteen year old manny. Gonzalez who is studying computer science and engineering at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago he was involved with the group Genesis works in high school, which helps students in underinvested communities connect with employers for job and internship. opportunities. He was able to quit an overnight job at ups and start working at a data analytics company downtown, which he's continued remotely throughout the pandemic guaranteed income. That's also helping him build toward his career. I also feel like unless you because you know not everybody gets this opportunity especially like MIA age having like these big corporate companies on my resume at my age. So it's like you know it's a blessing but even with his job, he's being extra productive this summer he's tacked on summer classes. So he can finish his associates degree early and transfer to a four year school to earn a Bachelor's Kate. Mickey WBZ News. In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine Regulations Peter Medlin with w. j reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations change the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet the new standard harassment must be quote severe, pervasive and objectively offensive she while tells the Director of Justice for student survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of total religious turn Ted. On Nine on its head as a civil rights law says, they raised the threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for around twenty years. If a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program activity that might not be enough. So that means some students would be forced to endure repeated. An escalating loves of abuse before they can get help the new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment that happened off campus now. They'd have to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment too especially as many schools move to more virtual instruction during the pandemic faith. FERBER is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered, but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered at Northern Illinois University title. Nine Coordinator Sarah, Gardner. Says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we can address it as university but as faith ferber says, the problem is that places like you could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our school. We can't count on the government. So all we can count on students and student power to really make a difference in holder schools accountable at. Students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and that the process was slow and apathetic the university hired another coordinator. Garner says they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and the policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy is trying to justify why. The changes are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally catalysis there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So there was significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sarah Gardner, and you were one of the many schools that Senate comments I'm harshly many of our concerns made it into the Final Regulation Patel says the provisions were largely. Unchanged from what was proposed but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't. Plan to re-enroll and colleges could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tells us that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another change the wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah Gardner at nyu says. State. Law that says, you cannot cross examine what another this is the element preventing sexual violence act however now the federal regulations as you must cross examine each other in public comment it stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to demeaning inappropriate and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. kwami Raoul to weigh in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect Garner says, they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth, there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for school conducting the investigation and Peter Bubba. The Former University of Illinois men's basketball coach Lou Hinson has died. He was eighty eight. He coached at Illinois from Nineteen, seventy, five through nineteen ninety-six is four, hundred, twenty three wins the most in program history back in Twenty Fifteen Hinson spoke with member, station W..

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"peter medlin" Discussed on KCRW

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12:57 min | 1 year ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on KCRW

"The state of Florida according to the Associated Press journalist utilize special coverage of the democratic primaries from NPR news I'm Scott Simon polls are closed in Illinois no results yet we'll also learn tonight to Arizona voters want to face president trump in November elections come as much of America is in virtual lockdown because of corona virus it is upended schools financial markets in force candidates to campaign without rallies or handshakes senator Bernie Sanders in a video streaming earlier tonight we must tell these businesses were being forced to lay off in some cases their entire staff will possibly even shut down through no fault of their own that we will not allow them to go out of business and we expect to hear from vice president Biden later tonight we're going to turn out too well Peter Medlin a reporter with WNIJ from dekalb Illinois Peter can you hear us yes I can you've been out of polling stations around the kelp and Aurora Illinois what have you seen I've seen voters that are are definitely concerned but the people that I talked to were we're proud to be able to go out to vote some of our specially worried when the polling location was at a nursing home and at the Calvin Kane county were roro so located that they decided not to change the location there's a lot of counties around the state that did change out of out of a nursing retirement homes but the those places and and I into place I visited in Aurora actually had the a mobile boat mobile type of R. V. mobile precinct there so people I talk to they were happy that they have that option so they didn't actually have to go inside interact with with any residents or have that chance wonder Peter when you had a chance to speak with voters there in Aurora and dekalb counties how much is the corona virus outbreak overtaken what they're concerned about in this country right now I think it over take a lot of what they're concerned with in general in terms of it being a voting issue probably not but yeah it's definitely something that weighed on everyone's mind is definitely a conversation that was just happening everywhere around me at the polling locations to did anybody make any connection between the handling that the government is exercise so far of the coronavirus crisis and as they see it the particular arguments to political candidates representing either president trump for vice president Biden or Bernie Sanders no did not hear a lot about that today what about election workers we've seen reports in Illinois other places around the country that poll workers for perhaps understandable reasons just weren't able to show up or were reluctant to did to polling places feel either understaffed or not safe I wouldn't say unsafe no one told me that they felt unsafe but everyone that I talked to talked about how they were having people that they didn't show up or one of the guys I talk to you it's just he had read news that a registration vote to voter registration sites in the cal had closed down yesterday and so he thought that decided you know he needed to to become election judge last minute I know they they waved some of the requirements for that for some of the training and so there's a lot of people are kind of at the last minute that wanted to pitch in and help out as much as they could Peter how difficult is it to talk to voters now are they reluctant to get closer to the microphone of a reluctant to talk at all I think they are reluctant and and it's not unkindly honestly not situation as a reporter to to try to feel like you know you by going up and talking to those voters you're kind of inviting them into a certain radius with you Peter Medlin reporter from WNIJ dekalb Illinois thanks so much for being with us tonight Peter thank you much rabbinic and we're not going to go to the mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot who has endorsed of course former vice president Biden thanks for thanks so much for being with us no it's my pleasure Scott long lines to ROH television cameras are we going back to those long lines we see in Lincoln Park opened on Lincoln Avenue was a good idea to hold a primary vote today well look I think what we saw is people really intent upon exercising the right to vote which is you know the core pillar or tomography you know this is a very unusual circumstance I don't know of any election observation conducted in the middle of a pandemic but I think that we've done reasonably well under the circumstances we started our planning ten days ago intensely with our board of elections are they've been a part of our merging merging sea operation center and we knew that we were going to need to find a replacement polling places because we are typically polling places in senior centers which are we but he decided obviously was not a good idea under the circumstance stances yeah we also need to have a a legion of new election judges and we put out an all call and got about seven hundred volunteers and train them up for the weekend well not ideal circumstances but we've we've weathered the storm so far well let me put it this way your life what would you say to those who feel they couldn't vote because they they couldn't walk two hours which is in some reports I've seen to a polling place or they didn't want to take public transit which of course is not recommended to a polling place and they feel disenfranchised they had a vote they wanted to cast but just could well we we certainly try to do ahead of time other board of elections try to afford people lots of different ways in which to cast your vote Illinois is one of those states it's really put a premium on vote by mail and we saw historic numbers of residents take out of what what vote by mail applications we also I have for many years have extensive early voting and early voting was up this year over the last three presidential cycle so that okay yeah her life what we have of my colleagues who Davis has a projection to background apologize for the interruption but we do have a call to make this evening former vet vice president Joe Biden has won the Illinois democratic primary this is breaking news the Associated Press is projecting Joe Biden will win the Illinois democratic primary so Lightfoot you endorsed Joe Biden but I did what what what was that last well satisfaction you know well let's get a look I think that what Biden died like president Biden as shown really since South Carolina and and in the midst of this crisis that is really a huge total leadership is really shone you know it his experience the study and that he is somebody who can really try to bring people together and has a real vision and plan for how to address this and other crises on unlike what we've seen from the current administration Mr I'm happy for quite he says he'll pick a woman is running mate if he's nominated who should that well there were fortunate on the democratic side they have a number of incredibly able women and I'm glad that he's made this commitment it makes sense to me and I look forward to seeing who the choices once he becomes confirmed as the nominee on the democratic side in the half minute we have left their life with you you had some some problems with president of with the former vice president Biden that you were talking about this year in an interview with politico sought to his treatment of Anita hill hadn't been atoned for how do you feel about that now well I think what I said at the time was that the question of it needed to be answered and that was going to be important for him to do that and I think he's done that now many times over and what I know is where he is now in the vision we have for the country is one that is going unite us all this it's going to be based upon forty years of public service all in a lot of different challenging circumstances any somebody who I think can can restore trust and confidence in the United states around the world which is critically important the mayor of Chicago lower like for thanks so much thank you Scott former vice president Joe Biden now projected to win two of the three states holding primary elections this evening Florida and Illinois and to speak and to discuss the latest we're joined now by NPR's Ron Elving and Marlize and welcome to you both good to be here to Morrow let's start with you your take on Joe Biden's early victories this evening well they weren't surprising these are a set of states that he was projected to do well in these are states that Bernie Sanders did not beat Hillary Clinton in four years ago and so I'm not surprised about this one of the things I was really watching for is two of the state's happened to be battleground states Florida and Arizona battleground states for the general election and it would have been really important to see to measure democratic turnout as some indication of Democrats enthusiasm and energy for the general election of course you have to discount a little bit of the turn out because of corona virus but I do think that coming out to vote today for democratic voters was the equivalent of crawling over broken glass so to the extent that you know Tom Perez earlier in the show said that more people in Arizona voted early than the total number of people that voted in twenty sixteen to two thousand and eight is generally the high bar for enthusiasm for Democrats but maybe this was a good turnout despite corona virus and if that's the case then it tells you something about democratic energy and enthusiasm run we should note that these elections are taking place today in an absolutely unprecedented moment in our history with the corona virus affecting essentially every aspect of American life I don't know if it's fair to ask anyone to sum up what this moment means for our country but if I had to ask someone it would be Ron Elving so run what do you what are your thoughts we're searching for something that might be an inspiration in all of this too and I think Mara may just have hit upon it we have watched for years as people went out to vote in central American elections are in south American elections or recently in Hong Kong for example under enormous pressure not to vote from people with guns hello hello hello can she come back to me cat people who have faced a threat of violence from people who are capable of inflicting it so there's there's really there's really an inspiration in people being willing to go through that to go and vote even if in many cases they may not entirely I know that the results are going to be treated fairly are going to have a really massive impact but they believe in voting and they believe in it for its own sake and they've come out to vote and perhaps what we're seeing tonight and what we'll see in the future and these other primaries is an indication of Americans really wanting to care about their franchise and make use of it Mar I heard you jumping in there well I thought you know he told me if I wanted to jump in I would just talk to the director and you wouldn't hear me anyway this is a live radio live radio if you have thoughts I want to hear the right my thoughts about this this is so you know voting in a time of a pandemic is so fraught and you basically had one governor one secretary of state from Ohio that you just heard saying if they had when they got went ahead with their election it wouldn't be legitimate because they told people over sixty five to stay home now in Illinois the governor mayor of Chicago fell something completely different that it was totally legitimate that this is that the results of this election that people came out they wanted to exercise their democratic right so this whole idea of postponing the primaries postponing the election maybe even is very very fraught and Democrats did not want to postpone any of these primaries the reason why the state of Ohio had to go to court to try to make this happen this was particularly fraught because it was a Republican governor postponing or trying to postpone a democratic primary I would ask you know in in times of national crisis they're both defined in the real time as we live it end in the villains of history through presidential leadership has president trump found his footing here well I think he's certainly found it more in the last couple days than he had before the he's he's blamed others less although every day there is a tweet slamming a governor generally a democratic governor but for the most part he's toned down the Buck stops elsewhere and but I'm I don't know if he's found his footing yet but I do think that even though the corona virus should not be and I don't think will be a political issue president's leadership in crisis is always a political leadership a political issue and voters are going to judge him on how well he handled this just like they judged George W. bush on on nine nine eleven or on Katrina so it's going to be an issue in the fall for sure we just don't know yet what kind of issue it's going to be there's going to be economic pain we don't know how long people are going to be confined.

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12:59 min | 1 year ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Projected to win the state of Florida according to the Associated Press journalist utilize special coverage of the democratic primaries from NPR news I'm Scott Simon polls are closed in Illinois no results yet we'll also learn tonight to Arizona voters want to face president trump in November elections come as much of America is in virtual lockdown because of corona virus it is upended schools financial markets in force candidates to campaign without rallies or handshakes your senator Bernie Sanders in a video streaming earlier tonight we must tell these businesses were being forced to lay off in some cases their entire staff or possibly even shut down through no fault of their own that we will not allow them to go out of business and we expect to hear from vice president Biden later tonight we're going to turn now to Peter Medlin a reporter with WNIJ from dekalb Illinois Peter can you hear us yes I can you've been out of polling stations around the kelp and Aurora Illinois what have you seen I've seen voters that are are definitely concerned but the people that I talked to were we're proud to be able to go out to vote some of our specially worried when the polling location was at a nursing home and the dekalb and Kane county were roro so located that they decided not to change the location there's a lot of counties around the state that did change out of out of a nursing retirement homes but the those places and and I into place I visited in Aurora actually had the a immobile on both mobile type of R. V. mobile pre think there so people I talk to they were happy that they have that option so they didn't actually have to go inside interact with with any residents or have that chance wonder Peter we had a chance to speak with voters there in Aurora and dekalb counties how much is the corona virus outbreak overtaken what they're concerned about in this country right now I think it over take a lot of what they're concerned with in general in terms of it being a voting issue probably not but yeah it's definitely something that weighed on everyone's mind is definitely a conversation that was just happening everywhere around me at the polling locations to did anybody make any connection between the handling that the government is exercise so far of the coronavirus crisis and as they see it the particular arguments to political candidates representing either president trump for vice president Biden or Bernie Sanders no did not hear a lot about that today what about election workers we've seen reports in Illinois other places around the country that poll workers for perhaps understandable reasons just weren't able to show up or were reluctant to did to polling places feel either understaffed or not safe I wouldn't say unsafe no one told me that they felt unsafe but everyone that I talked to talked about how they were having people that they didn't show up or one of the guys I talked to was just he had read news that a registration vote to voter registration type in the cal had closed down yesterday and so he thought that if I did you know he needed to to become election judge a last minute I know they they waved some of the requirements for that for some of the training and so there's a lot of people are kind of at the last minute that wanted to pitch in and help out as much as they could Peter how difficult is it to talk to voters now are they reluctant to get closer to the microphone of a reluctant to talk at all I think they are reluctant and and it's not unkindly honestly not situation as a reporter to to try to feel like you know you by going up and talking to those voters you're kind of inviting them into a certain radius with you Peter Medlin reporter for WNIJ dekalb Illinois thanks so much for being with us tonight Peter thank you much for having and we're not going to go to the mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot who has endorsed of course former vice president Biden thanks for thanks so much for being with us no it's my pleasure Scott long lines to ROH television cameras are we going back to those long lines we see in Lincoln Park opened on Lincoln Avenue was a good idea to hold a primary vote today well look I think what we saw was people really intent upon exercising the right to vote which is you know the corps artillery tomography you know this is a very unusual circumstance I don't know of any election observation conducted in the middle of a pandemic but I think that we've done reasonably well under the circumstances we started our planning ten days ago intensely with our board of elections are they've been a part of our merging merging the operations center and we knew that we were going to need to find a replacement all in places because we are typically polling places in senior centers which are we but he decided obviously was not a good idea under the circus stances we also needed to have a a legion of new election judges and we put out an all call and got about seven hundred volunteers and train them up for the weekend so not ideal circumstances but we we've rather the storm so far well let me put it this way your life what would you say to those who feel they couldn't vote because they they couldn't walk two hours which is in some reports I've seen to a polling place or they didn't want to take public transit which of course is not recommended to a polling place and they feel disenfranchised they had a vote they wanted to cast pictures could well we we certainly try to do ahead of time on the board of elections try to afford people lots of different ways in which to cast your vote Illinois is one of those states it's really put a premium on vote by mail and we saw historic numbers of all residents take out of what what vote by mail applications we also I have for many years have extensive early voting and early voting was up this year over the last three presidential cycles so they couldn't get her life what we have of my colleagues who Davis has a projection to bacon apologize for the interruption but we do have a call to make this evening former vet vice president Joe Biden has won the Illinois democratic primary this is breaking news the Associated Press is projecting Joe Biden will win the Illinois democratic primary so life would you endorse Joe Biden but I did what what what was that last well satisfaction you know well let's get a look I think that what Biden died by president Biden as shown really since South Carolina and and in the midst of this crisis that is really are are a huge part of leadership is really shone you know it his experience the study and that he is somebody who can really try to bring people together and have a real vision and plan for how to address this and other crises on unlike what we've seen from the current administration Mr I'm happy for fighting he says he'll pick a woman is running mate if he's nominated who should that be well they were fortunate on the democratic side they have a number of incredibly able women and I'm glad that he's made this commitment it makes sense to me and I look forward to seeing who the choices once you become confirmed as the nominee on the democratic side in a minute we have left their life with you you had some some problems with president of with the former vice president Biden that you were talking about this year in an interview with politico sought to his treatment of Anita hill hadn't been atoned for how do you feel about that now well I think that's what I said at the time was that the question of it needed to be answered and that was going to be important for him to do that and I think he's done that bell many times over and what I know is where he is now in the vision we have for the country is one that is going unite us all this it's going to be based upon forty years of public service all in a lot of different challenging circumstances any somebody who I think can can restore trust and confidence in the United states around the world which is critically important the mayor of Chicago lower like for thanks so much thank you Scott former vice president Joe Biden now projected to win two of the three states holding primary elections this evening Florida and Illinois and to speak and to discuss the latest we're joined now by NPR's Ron Elving and Marlize and welcome to you both good more let's start with you your take on Joe Biden's early victories this evening well they weren't surprising these were set of states that he was projected to do well in these are states that Bernie Sanders did not beat Hillary Clinton and four years ago and so I'm not surprised about this one of the things I was really watching for is two of the state's happened to be battleground states Florida and Arizona battleground states for the general election and it would have been really important to see to measure democratic turnout and some indication of Democrats enthusiasm and energy for the general election of course you have to discount a little bit of the turn out because of corona virus but I do think that coming out to vote today for democratic voters was the equivalent of crawling over broken glass so to the extent that you know Tom Perez earlier in the show said that more people in Arizona voted early than the total number of people that voted in twenty sixteen to two thousand and eight is generally the high bar for enthusiasm for Democrats but maybe this was a good turnout despite corona virus and if that's the case then it tells you something about democratic energy and enthusiasm run we should note that these elections are taking place today in an absolutely unprecedented moment in our history with the corona virus affecting essentially every aspect of American life I don't know if it's fair to ask anyone to sum up what this moment means for our country but if I had to ask someone it would be Ron Elving so run what do you what are your thoughts we're searching for something that might be an inspiration in all of this too and I think Mara may just have hit upon it we have watched for years as people went out to vote in central American elections are in south American elections were recently in Hong Kong for example under enormous pressure not to vote from people with guns hello hello hello can she come back to me K. people who have faced a threat of violence from people who are capable of inflicting it so there's there's really there's really an inspiration in people being willing to go through that to go and vote even if in many cases they may not entirely I know that the results are going to be treated fairly or going to have a really massive impact but they believe in voting and they believe in it for its own sake and they've come out to vote and perhaps what we're seeing tonight and what we'll see in the future and these other primaries is an indication of Americans really wanting to care about their franchise and make use of it Mar I heard you jumping in there well I thought no told me if I wanted to jump in I would just talk to the director and you wouldn't hear me anyway this is a live radio live radio if you have thought someone here tonight my thoughts about this this is so you know voting in a time of a pandemic is so fraught and you basically had one governor one secretary of state from Ohio that you just heard saying if they had when they got went ahead with their election it wouldn't be legitimate because they told people over sixty five to stay home now in Illinois the governor mayor of Chicago fell something completely different that it was totally legitimate that this is that the results of this election the people came out they wanted to exercise their democratic right so this whole idea of postponing the primaries postponing the election maybe even is very very fraught and Democrats did not want to postpone any of these primaries the reason why the state of Ohio had to go to court to try to make this happen this was particularly fraught because it was a Republican governor postponing or trying to postpone a democratic primary more on us you know in in times of national crisis they're both defined in the real time as we live it end in the villains of history through presidential leadership has president trump found his footing here well I think he certainly found it more in the last couple days that he had before the he's he's blamed others less although every day there is a tweet slamming a governor generally a democratic governor but for the most part he's toned down the Buck stops elsewhere and but I'm I don't know if he's found his footing yet but I do think that even though the corona virus should not be and I don't think will be a political issue president's leadership in crises is always a political leadership a political issue and voters are going to judge him on how well he handled this just like they judged George W. bush on on nine nine eleven or on Katrina so it's going to be an issue in the fall for sure we just don't know yet what kind of issue it's going to be there's going to be economic pain we don't know how long people are going to be confined.

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"peter medlin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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12:58 min | 1 year ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"State of Florida according to the Associated Press journalist utilize special coverage of the democratic primaries from NPR news I'm Scott Simon polls have closed in Illinois no results yet we'll also learn tonight to Arizona voters want to face president trump in November elections come as much of America is in virtual lockdown because of corona virus it is upended schools financial markets and force candidates to campaign without rallies or handshakes your senator Bernie Sanders in a video streaming over here tonight we must tell these businesses were being forced to lay off in some cases their entire staff will possibly even shut down through no fault of their own that we will not allow them to go out of business and we expect to hear from vice president Biden later tonight we're going to turn now to Peter Medlin a reporter with WNIJ from dekalb Illinois Peter can you hear us yes I can't you've been out of polling stations around the kelp and Aurora Illinois what have you seen I've been voters that are are definitely concerned but the people that I talked to were we're proud to be able to go out to both someone were specially worried when the polling location was at a nursing home and and a dekalb and Kane county were Aurora so located that they decided not to change the location there's a lot of counties around the state that did change out of out of a nursing retirement homes but the those places and and I into place I visited in Aurora actually had a a mobile boat mobile type of RV mobile precinct there so people I talk to they were happy that they have that option so they didn't actually go inside interact with with any residents or have a chance wonder Peter we had a chance to speak with voters there in Aurora and dekalb counties how much is the corona virus outbreak overtaken what they're concerned about in this country right now I think it over take a lot of what they're concerned with in general in terms of it being a voting issue probably not but yeah it's definitely something that weighed on everyone's mind it was definitely a conversation that was just happening everywhere around me at the polling locations to did anybody make any connection between the handling that the government is exercise so far of the coronavirus crisis and as they see it that the particular arguments to political candidates representing either president trump for vice president Biden or Bernie Sanders no I did not hear a lot about that today what about election workers we've seen reports in Illinois other places around the country that poll workers for perhaps understandable reasons just weren't able to show up for were reluctant to did to polling places feel either understaffed or not safe I wouldn't say unsafe no one told me that they felt unsafe but everyone that I talked to talked about how they were having people that they didn't show up or one of the guys I talked to was just he had read news that a registration vote to voter registration sites in the cal had closed down yesterday and so he thought that decided you know he needed to to become election judge last minute I know they they waved some of the requirements for that for some of the training and so there's a lot of people are kind of at the last minute that wanted to pitch in and help out as much as they could Peter how difficult is it to talk to voters now are they reluctant to get closer to the microphone of a reluctant to talk at all I think they are reluctant and and it's not unkindly honestly not situation as a reporter to to try to feel like you know you by going up and talking to those voters you're kind of inviting them into a certain radius with you Peter Medlin reporter for WNIJ dekalb Illinois thanks so much for being with us tonight Peter thank you for having me and we're not going to go to the mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot who has endorsed of course former vice president Biden thanks for thanks so much for being with us I just thought long lines to ROH television cameras are going back to those long lines we see in Lincoln Park opened on Lincoln Avenue was a good idea to hold a primary vote today well look I think what we saw is people really intent upon exercising the right to vote which is you know the corps artillery tomography you know this is a very unusual circumstance I don't know of any of the election of the turbine conducted in the middle of a pandemic but I think that we've done reasonably well under the circumstances we started our planning ten days ago intensely which are our board of elections they've been a part of our merging merging the operations center and we knew that we were going to need to find a replacement polling places because we are typically polling places in senior centers which we decided obviously was not a good idea under the circumstance dances we also needed to have a a legion of new election judges and we put out an all call and got about seven hundred volunteers and train them up for the weekend well not ideal circumstances but we we've weathered the storm so far well let me put it this way your life what would you say to those who feel they couldn't vote because they they couldn't walk two hours which is in some reports I've seen to a polling place or they didn't want to take public transit which of course is not recommended to a polling place and they feel disenfranchised they had a vote they wanted to cast but just could well we we certainly tried you ahead of time other board of elections try to afford people lots of different ways in which to cast your vote Illinois is one of those states it's really put a premium on vote by mail and we saw historic numbers of residents take out of what might vote by mail applications we also I have for many years had extensive early voting and early voting was off this year over the last three presidential cycles so they okay yeah her life which we have my colleagues who Davis has a projection to Baker apologize for the interruption but we do have a call to make this evening former vice president Joe Biden has won the Illinois democratic primary this is breaking news the Associated Press is projecting Joe Biden will win the Illinois democratic primary so life would you endorse Joe Biden I did what what what was that last well satisfaction you know well let's get a look I think that what by god bless president Biden as shown really since South Carolina and and in the midst of this crisis that is really a huge total leadership is really shone you know it his experience the study and then he is somebody who can really try to bring people together and has a world vision and plan for how to address this and other crises on unlike what we've seen from the current administration Mr I'm happy for quite he says he'll take a woman is running mate if he's nominated who should that be well there were fortunate on the democratic side they have a number of incredibly able women and I'm glad that he's made this commitment it makes sense to me and I look forward to seeing you the choices once he becomes confirmed as a nominee on the democratic side in the minute we have left their life with you you had some some problems with president of with the former vice president Biden that you were talking about this year in an interview with politico sought to his treatment of Anita hill hadn't been atoned for how do you feel about that now well I think what I said at the time was that there were questions that needed to be answered and that was going to be important for him to do that and I think he's done that now many times over and what I know is where he is now in the vision we have for the country is one that is going unite us all this it's going to be based upon forty years of public service all in a lot of different challenging circumstances any somebody who I think can can restore trust and confidence in the United states around the world which is critically important the mayor of Chicago lower like for thanks so much thank you Scott former vice president Joe Biden now projected to win two of the three states holding primary elections this evening Florida and Illinois and to speak and to discuss the latest we're joined now by NPR's Ron Elving and Marlize and welcome to you both good to be here tomorrow let's start with you your take on Joe Biden's early victories this evening well they weren't surprising these were set of states that he was projected to do well in these are states that Bernie Sanders did not beat Hillary Clinton and four years ago and so I'm not surprised about this one of the things I was really watching for is two of the state's happened to be battleground states Florida and Arizona battleground states for the general election and it would have been really important to see to measure democratic turnout and some indication of Democrats enthusiasm and energy for the general election of course you have to discount a little bit of the turn out because of corona virus but I do think that coming out to vote today for democratic voters was the equivalent of crawling over broken glass so to the extent that you know Tom for as earlier in the show said that more people in Arizona voted early than the total number of people that voted in twenty sixteen to two thousand and eight is generally the high bar for enthusiasm for Democrats but maybe this was a good turnout despite corona virus and if that's the case then it tells you something about democratic energy and enthusiasm run we should note that these elections are taking place today in an absolutely unprecedented moment in our history with the corona virus affecting essentially every aspect of American life I don't know if it's fair to ask anyone to sum up what this moment means for our country but if I had to ask someone it would be Ron Elving so run what do you what are your thoughts we're searching for something that might be an inspiration in all of this too and I think Mara may just have hit upon it we have watched for years as people went out to vote in central American elections are in south American elections or recently in Hong Kong for example under enormous pressure not to vote from people with guns hello hello hello can she come back to me K. people who have faced a threat of violence from people who are capable of inflicting it so there's there's really there's really an inspiration in people being willing to go through that to go and vote even if in many cases they may not entirely I know that the results are going to be treated fairly or going to have a really massive impact but they believe in voting and they believe in it for its own sake and they've come out to vote and perhaps what we're seeing tonight and what we'll see in the future and these other primaries is an indication of Americans really wanting to care about their franchise and make use of it Mar I heard you jumping in there well I thought you know he told me if I wanted to jump in I would just talk to the director and you wouldn't hear me anyway this is a live radio live radio if you have thoughts I want to hear the right my thoughts about this this is so you know voting in a time of a pandemic is so fraught and you basically had one governor one secretary of state from Ohio that you just heard saying if they had when they got went ahead with their election it wouldn't be legitimate because they told people over sixty five to stay home now in Illinois the governor mayor of Chicago fell something completely different that it was totally legitimate that this is that the results of this election that people came out they wanted to exercise their democratic right so this whole idea of postponing the primaries postponing the election maybe even is very very fraught and Democrats did not want to postpone any of these primaries the reason why the state of Ohio had to go to court to try to make this happen this was particularly fraught because it was a Republican governor postponing or trying to postpone a democratic primary as you know in in times of national crisis they're both defined in the real time as we live it end in the villains of history through presidential leadership has president from found his footing here well I think he certainly found it more in the last couple days that he had before he's he's blamed others less although every day there is a tweet slamming a governor generally a democratic governor but for the most part he's toned down the Buck stops elsewhere and but I'm I don't know if he's found his footing yet but I do think that even though the corona virus should not be and I don't think will be a political issue president's leadership in crises is always a political leadership a political issue and voters are going to judge him on how well he handled this just like they judged George W. bush on on nine nine eleven or on Katrina so it's going to be an issue in the fall for sure we just don't know yet what kind of issue it's going to be there's going to be economic pain we don't know how long people are going to be confined.

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"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"peter medlin" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Celebration in Washington. DC Peter Medlin reports the love's park students created and ornaments interpresenting Illinois. The two dozen Harlem Middle School Art Students worked on the twenty four ornaments in secret. The National Park Service didn't let the kids say anything anything about their project until the official announcement so while the seventh graders spent afternoons crafting the state ornament. They spent their days dodging questions from friends. I would have to makeup or different reason every time. That's Peyton I would just say art stuff and then kind of walkaway and instead of having each student make an ornament their exploratory sportsburry art teacher Ruth Mizen says they decided everyone should work on every ornament and my son said they decided on only using one design for all of them not just representing our school. How do we represent our state so we agreed on going with the White Oak tree as one of the symbols of strength? The White Oak Leaves Circle Circle the green ornaments and outline of the state with the slogan peace enjoy from Illinois and a heart dangles from the bottom of the ornaments as a mosh to their hometown. Town the students handiwork and now hangs on a tree on the famous ellipse of President's Park in Washington. DC just outside of the White House along with fifty five other trees trees representing every state territory and the District of Columbia. It's expected that more than two hundred thousand tourists could see their tree this year and it was hard to imagine all all of those is on their ornaments while the seventh graders. Were secretly decorating them months ago. Gabrielle says that part didn't bother them. Though.

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