9 Episode results for "Phil Wiser"
July 22nd: News Roundup W/ Sherrie Peif HR 1
"This is mornings with kale and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi a welcome sherrie pipe in this morning for gale and mornings with gail thirteen ten. Kfi am fourteen ten k. Dot com coming to you from the auto collision specialists studios here in downtown. Really fun to be with you again. I didn't think i'd be quite so quickly. I was just here a couple of weeks ago. But i always love common and hanging out and filling in for gale when she needs some time off and she's actually getting to have breakfast this morning. She's so excited. She will definitely be back tomorrow. This is only a one day little retreat. But hopefully i will do do her justice and and fill in well. You know i'm a start off right away Attorney general phill wiser yesterday announced that colorado is expected to receive around three hundred million dollars under a tentative settlement with major drug distributors and manufacturers for their role in the opioid epidemic so long as local governments and everybody signs onto the deal. Three hundred million dollars and my biggest. And i'm glad somebody's paying the price because somebody needs to pay the price for the opioid problem that we do have but when i saw this story the first thing that came to mind was something that we talked about when i was on when i filled in for gail the last time. And that was this. Money is a settlement that was created out of the attorney. General's office and the attorney general is the one who will be distributing the money. And when i look at this story and i see that colorado is expected to get three hundred million dollars in a settlement with Let's see here Cardinal health mckesson amirah source bergen johnson and johnson and then another hundred some odd million through purdue pharma and others totally almost four hundred million dollars. And that's in the hands of phil wiser to spend now the article that i pulled out of the colorado sun says that the settlement funding will go to support recovery and treatment. And other initiatives meant to address the opioid opioid. Why am i having an issue with that word. This morning. opioid crisis It won't go directly to the families who have lost their loved loved ones but it will go to supposedly help with the crisis. But i still am concerned the fact that this money is under the control of phil wiser and that is one of the things that we talked about the last time. There is there currently collecting signatures to change that. Because anytime the attorney general is said has a settlement that money goes directly to his office and he then gets to distribute it it should be the state legislature that is appropriating that money and so hopefully that will get on the ballot in twenty twenty two when people will be able to vote on that but this story was rather interesting. And i'm glad it is finally coming to fruition. Because i had an experience awhile back when my son had his head lasix surgery. The surgery that he had wasn't the stereotypical Lay sick. it was the old fashioned sake where they it took a lot longer to heal and the procedure was a lot more. I think they called. It wasn't pure k. I can't remember but it was the more complicated surgeries and before. He even had the surgery when we sat down to discuss You know protocol and what was going to happen and what happened after the surgery and everything the woman that we sat not the doctor not the nurse but the woman that we sat at the table with the to discuss all of this immediately hands a prescription over to my son and that prescription was For an opioid and it had to refills on it. And i both my son. And i looked at it and one. I didn't even think you're able to do refills on narcotics without calling into the doctor every every time but my son immediately looked at it. And he's and he he's like do i have to take this and she said well you'll you'll actually want it. And he goes no. I actually don't think i will have a pretty high pain tolerance and i don't want something that i'm going to have to worry about getting addicted to and she's like well why don't you keep it and just we'll just go from there but i'm pretty sure you're gonna want it. So when he went in and he talked to the doctor he got the same conversation with the doctor. The doctor they didn't want to take this prescription back he. He was convinced that he didn't want it I was so proud of my son for pushing back on it but they literally would not let him. Give back this prescription for for oxycontin. So he handed it to me as we walked out of the office and he said i do not want you to fill this unless i absolutely he goes. Mom you know me. I don't i don't i have a really high pain tolerance. He was a college pitcher. He went through a lot of pain a lot of a lot of ibuprofen Torn labrum broken wrists. I mean you name it. He had it. And he said. Unless i act- absolutely i'm dying. I don't want to hold onto this. You hold onto this. And i don't want it filled while kudos to my son we never did. Fill that prescription I was able to rip it up and throw it away but so many other people have not been able to do that. And when i read this story and it talks about the the things in here such as I don't know what we're even going. I don't know that we're even going to meet the needs of those who are struggling today. Wiser said colorado has about thirty percent of the drug treatment resources it needs. The distributors will also have to flag and prevents shipping suspicious opioid orders and create a clearinghouse to provide state regulators with aggregated data. About where the drugs don't going under. The term and johnson and johnson is going to be required to stop manufacturing and selling opioids for ten years. But it shouldn't stop there. Because when i think about what happened with my son and his lasix is surgery. That was a doctor. Where are the doctors added this. I understand that part of the settlement is because they're claiming that these big pharmaceuticals pressured these doctors into prescribing higher and higher doses. But i thought in the very beginning when you got a medical license. The first thing you did was take the hippocratic oath and pledged to do no harm. So how do you. How do you go to sleep at night. falling prey to these pharmaceutical companies and their supposedly pressuring you into their still needs to be more done with this folks. I really struggle that the only people that are paying the price for this are the people that manufactured the drugs. the doctors who are prescribing. The drugs are the final gate-way for these drugs and those doctors need to have need to be playing some role in some of the in some of the problems in the story goes on to say. Colorado is also expected to receive another fifty million dollars from a proposed settlement with purdue pharma in the family that owns the bankrupt pharmaceutical company and in exchange colorado will agree not to step in the way of planned. Bankruptcy that was filed wiser said that the fifty million dollars would also be shared with local governments to support prevention treatment. Recover in an treatment recovery initiatives. I gotta say. I'm glad somebody's paying the price but i guess only time will tell to see if this money four hundred million dollars if this money will actually go to Where it's supposed to go but most surprising in this entire article is nearly twenty. One thousand prescriptions were dispensed in alamosa county in two thousand fifteen and the population in alamosa. County is sixteen thousand seven hundred so in one year with just under seventeen thousand residents. They distributed twenty one thousand. Prescriptions more prescriptions for opioids than there are residents and in otero county where the population was eighteen thousand people. There were more than thirty. Thousand prescriptions issued in one year. We're talking nearly double unbelievable. Six fifteen cherry pie in for gaelic. Thirteen ten of k the power trip weekdays at eleven on thirteen ten kfi k. day's headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts find them at thirteen ten k. Dot com good morning. Everybody sheri when this morning for gail it from the auto collisions specialist studios here at thirteen ten. Kfi in downtown greeley thirteen ten. Kfi dot com. You wanna talk about. Please don't hesitate to call in nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten or give us eight drops text at nine seven zero four seven eight thirteen ten would love to hear from you. I pulled a opinion piece out of the colorado sun by mike. Litwin who many have probably seen He also used to. I don't know if he's still does do opinion. Pieces for the greeley tribune. So many of you may not recognize that name He swings very far to the left. He's a a proud progressive and that's completely fine But i found this column that he did quite interesting because he he starts off talking about. I'm sure we all everybody saw. Jeff bezos had his first successful flight for the multi trillion errors. That have nothing more better to do with their twenty million dollars than take a flight up into the space and come back An an you know. I never thought in my life. I'd ever ever say this but parts of lit winds column that i pulled actually agreed with And that was the fact that i'm entirely uninterested in what's going on with jeff bezos or the. Musk brothers and all of their fun. Time that there have been Taken a stab at space. Because i really think that there's something better that they could be doing with their money. But that's not my money. That's their money. And and that's what free market and capitalism is all about and. i guess if that's what they wanna do that's what they wanna do. I just don't care. It's just not something that interests me that being said we're litwin and i start to disagree is he. He gets into what they could be doing better with their money. And that's helping poor kids and he goes from. He's all over the place in this column. He goes from space. In bezos and rockets to the science of the pandemic. I found this this one paragraph here. It says the science that we should be spending our time on is the science of vaccinations. And why the flat earth irs among us reject that science. Well okay i. I'm going to admit that. I agree with part of that in that. Yeah we should be spending more time on the science of vaccinations. There's no doubt But where again draw. The line is I reject the science. I personally reject the current science on. Vaccinations but i am also not a flat. Earthier and putting everybody into this category of those of us who have chosen not to get a vaccine and marking us as as crazy Just sounds me the the rhetoric and the tools that are being used by those to try to get us to to get these vaccinations he goes on to say. We no longer have a corona virus pandemic with a pandemic for the unvaccinated who make up nearly all of the cases all of the new hospitalizations and all of the new debt. All of the new deaths. Great those people such as myself have made that choice. I have made the choice to take my chance with the virus instead of get the vaccine. I've said this before. I'll say it again. I'm not saying. I will never ever get the vaccine at some point. I'm sure i will. But i wanna wait until there's a little bit more science. But where he where he then jumps to in. All of this is senator. He goes on to talk about. But what does get to me about. Billionaires in space is the hype surrounding it the nonstop press coverage given given to it the wide eyed praise for it. I didn't watch either launch. But you know what. I did watch the night before. The bezos trip the colorado sun hosted zoom interview with senator michael bennet on the expanded child tax credit which unlike space tourism is truly revolutionary in its scope. How is it revolutionary. There's been a child. Tax credit for decades the only thing that's revolutionary which really isn't revolutionary either. Is that now. We want to expand it. We want to give it to just about everybody. And and i'll get into that in a second. We really do want to give it to just about everybody and we want to give it to them monthly in the form of three hundred dollars a month for kids under six and two hundred and fifty dollars a month for kids between seven and eighteen rather than the lump sum at the end of the year that they used to give well the child. If you take three hundred dollars a month times twelve thirty six hundred dollars the child tax credit. I don't think ever got that high because if you if some some families have three four five six kids you take that thirty six hundred and you times that by you know several several children that is way higher than the expanded to or the child tax credit has ever been. They wanna make this. They want to do this forever. And it's not just going to go to the people that it's gone to in the past where you have to fit into this little bit of a category It has it's going to go to people who actually don't pay taxes so now if you don't have any income tax do you now qualify for it. But here's the one that gets me. The most quote from his from his column summer calling the idea social security for kids and not just for those in poverty a single filer making less than a hundred and twelve thousand five hundred dollars a year. A single filer. So that means if i- sherry pipe and making less than one hundred twelve thousand dollars a year and i have a child under eighteen. I'm gonna start getting this extra thirty six hundred dollars a year. Because i don't don't make enough money at one hundred twelve thousand a year to successfully raise my chat. My my child on my own. I now get you the taxpayer to help me out Couples have to be under one hundred and fifty thousand and the credit decreases for every thousand dollars over that by fifty dollars. He goes onto say at least one. Republican is on board mitt. Romney has pro has proposed and even more generous plan. That's a story for another day. Not even gonna go there. The cost of this program is a hundred and ten billion dollars annually annually. A hundred and ten billion dollars annually. Stop there for now when we come back. We'll get a little bit more into this is sherry in for gail thirteen ten. Kfi what's happening in your own backyard listened to no co- now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. Or local talk coming up next with no code now. Northern colorado's for us thirteen ten kfi k. Welcome back cherry pie in this morning for jail. Thirteen ten kfi k. From the auto collision studios bash specialist. Studio gayle is out this morning. She's having breakfast over the habitat for humanity folks and just taking a little bit of a little bit of a breather and she will be back tomorrow. I always enjoy filling in for you in for her and spend some time with y'all for those that don't know me I am a lifelong really resident. I was born and raised here. And i've been here my entire fifty some years. I am a investigative reporter. I come on with gail from time to time. Investigative reporter for complete colorado spent about fifteen years. The greeley tribune and win moved onto complete colorado about six years ago but dabble in radio from time to time and love hanging out with the all every once in a while. I want to get back to this column by mike litwin in the colorado sun yesterday and he. He's talking about this expanded child. Tax credit that senator. Michael bennet is jumping on board with. And when i when we when we left we were talking. This program is going to cost a hundred and ten billion dollars annually. That number does astounds me. And let me tell you why. I pulled up some numbers in and the numbers are a little bit outdated because of the way they keep track of this stuff but the most recent numbers that we have are from twenty nineteen bullets talk about foreign aid and the money that the united states spends on foreign aid in twenty nineteen. They spent forty seven billion dollars in foreign aid. So the cost of the child tax credit is more than double what this country spends on foreign aid. We can get into a discussion at a later date about whether or not the money gone to foreign aid is appropriate or not either. But we're going to spend more than double in a new program. We can't just keep printing money folks this this is the problem. I don't know where it's coming from I don't know how we're gonna pay this. How we're going to pay this back. We put there is definitely a poverty. Issue there no doubt. We have to figure something out. We have to do something but we take the kids today that we want to give this money to to try to pull them out of poverty now so that when they become working adults they can they can be in poverty again trying to pay back the taxes that we're going to put put in front of them at one hundred ten billion dollars a year. Are you kidding me. bennett in this interview. That he did with the colorado sun said the poorest population in america. Our children childhood poverty costs our country one trillion a year. I think all of us as americans have a reason to not want childhood poverty to be a pertinent feature of our economy or pertinent feature of our democracy. Okay no none of us do but again i go back to but what happens when these children are adults and they have to start paying back this tax bill. That is the first and foremost problem that we need to take care of along the same lines you know when we talk about numbers and and pushing people to do things that they don't want to do and all this other stuff vaccines i want to. I saw where we now have another incentive. Great i'm so excited Covernor police is now offering hundred dollar walmart gift cards. So if you go a certain spot to get your vaccine you can get one hundred dollars gift card for that vaccine. You know all of the million dollar drawings or over but now it's one hundred dollar gift card to walmart more money. And then at at the same token senator mitch. Mcconnell is basically threatening America that if we don't get the vaccine. We're all going to go back into lockdown again. Come this this fall. Is this saga ever gonna end. I it just amazes me. We continue to talk about day after day week after week. What is the next. what is the next level. What is the next turn. What are we going to be doing tomorrow. So i decided i wanted to see 'cause i'm still on this money kick. How much money are we wasting. With extent expanded child tax credit. On top of that we ha- we still have the problem with the extent with the expanded Unemployment benefits that are going to people because a cova the extra three hundred dollars a week and during break. I just did some quick math If you make twelve fifty an hour and you work a forty hour workweek and you lost your job due to kovin and i. I can't remember exactly how much you get when he drawn employment. But i think it's like three quarters of what your actual income is so instead of the five hundred dollars a week that you were making on the twelve fifty yoon our drawing three seventy five unemployment but then the government's giving you an extra three hundred dollars a week for unemployment benefits so now instead of five hundred dollars a week that you were making when you're working you're getting six hundred seventy five dollars a week. See you're actually making one hundred seventy five dollars more a week and then what you were so if you consider there's four point two weeks in a month Because of the the unemployment expansion for cova the person the unemployment the unemployed who was making twelve fifty an hour is now making seven hundred. Thirty five dollars more a month because of that unemployment benefit. Now let's pretend that you have a family of four and both parents got laid off and that you have two kids one is under six and one is between six and eighteen. So now you're drawing to parents are drawing seven hundred and thirty five dollars more a month and unemployment plus you now getting an extra three hundred dollars a month for your under six year old at an extra two hundred and fifty dollars a month for your six to eighteen year old so all total you are now making two thousand dollars more a month for because the government want because the government says this is the right thing to do two thousand dollars more a month. One family that money adds up so more wasted tax money. So i pulled up yet one more issue because i wanted to see colorado can't be the only place has given out these incentives right. Oh no let's talk about vaccine incentives for a minute california. So here are. The states offered lotteries california colorado kentucky maryland new mexico north carolina ohio oregon washington and west virginia all offered lotteries. California had ten winners of one point five million dollars each they had thirty winners of fifty thousand each and two million winners of fifty dollar gift cards colorado had five one million dollar winner's kentucky had three one million dollar winner's maryland wasn't quite as much they had one winner of four hundred thousand and forty winters at forty thousand new mexico. They they went big. Let me tell you. New mexico gave one winner. Five million dollars for getting a vaccine. Okay bribe bribe bribe. Whatever but five million you wanna know how we can help our children in poverty. We can stop bribing people to go get a vaccine and we can stop bribing people to have the government dictate their health. Necessities north carolina gave four winners a million dollars each ohio five winners a million dollars. Each oregon one winner got a million thirty six winters. Got ten thousand h. Washington was a million dollar cash prize for one winner and four winners. Each got. A quarter of a million and then west virginia gave out one. This one really cracks me up. West virginia gave one winner. One point five eight eight million not one point five seven million not one point five eight nine million but one point five eight million. I don't know where that number came from One winner got five hundred. Eighty eight thousand and seven winners. Got one million each so west. Virginia put out seven eight nine million dollars nine million dollars in west virginia. Bribing you to get the vaccination but it doesn't stop with states. Bribing people in these lotteries. The incentives continue. Now we get into Government private private private public partnerships. Where lift uber have have partnered with states and communities to offer free rides to people to go get their vaccinations. Then we have the dating apps. This one really. This one really makes me laugh Several dating apps some of the more popular ones that you would recognize recognize bumble match dot com tinder Are having are offering special little premium content boosts super likes so when i was the man i'm currently seeing i met in the middle of kovin and I was on several dating apps. And at one point my my profile on my dating app said if you ever if you're going to ask me if i'm wearing a mask or ever or if you're still wearing a mask and you ever plan to ask me if i'm going to get a vaccination swipe left now. I didn't even want them contacting me. That is not something that on my first date. I want some guy going. So hey baby you wearing a mask thing. Sorry but now. We're partnering with these. Dating apps are partnering with the government. So that you can now put at the top of your profile that i'm vaccinated. Okay moving right along Crispy cream donuts offers a free glazed donut to anybody who gets cove in nineteen vaccination. Okay let's way that went out. A dollar fifty donnette or a vaccination. Which one do. I want to wanna pay a buck. Fifty for a donut. Or do i want to go. Get a vaccination. I'll pay the buck. Fifty for the donut Shake shack in new york. City is offering Some some bow to. Oh excuse me. New york city is offering vouchers to shake shack for anybody who gets vaccinated at a mobile vaccine bus. Seventy mcdonald's locations in california is offering a free menu item Okay so protect yourself from cove it but then load up on high greasy fat car. The not going there anyway. And then we've got companies who are offering paid time off the list goes on and on and on and it just amazes me how we as a society have have gone from freedom liberty doing what we wanna do Taking care of our health the way we need to take care of. What's best for us to be in bribed at every turn and corner. You cannot turn on the television. You cannot turn on the radio. You cannot pick up newspaper. You can't even pick up a newsletter from your child's school every single day. It's one more bribe one more offer one more threat one. It's got to stop at some point. This time. Check is brought to you by the candlelight. Dinner playhouse where shrek the musical take center stage through august. Twenty second for tickets and showtime show information visit colorado candlelight dot com candlelight dinner playhouse in johnstown broadway in your backyard. It is six fifty party. Northern colorado's force thirteen ten. Kfi koa the block party wednesdays from four to ten pm miss any portion of mornings with gail go to thirteen ten kfi am dot com to download the podcast today. Back together sherry type in this morning for dale. She's out having breakfast for a change With a bunch of other fun people reporting here from the auto cause lesions specialist studios thirteen ten k. k. Real quickly before we head into the second hour of the show. I pulled another story from the colorado sign. It's colorado sun morning. I guess at k. I keep noticing. I keep saying pulled a story Pull there were five hundred and four bills introduced in the legislature. And i always find. I say this throughout the entire legislative season every time they go. Oh this bill was passed with bipartisan. Effort oh this. Bill was passed with. Bipartisan effort. I really wish somebody would define what bipartisan effort means. Because they like to use. They love to throw that term around bipartisan effort. Even if one person from the other party says yes so you can have you know i. I'm these numbers aren't correct. But i'm just giving an example. You can have seventy democrats and one. Republican vote on something and there would be a report that it was a bipartisan effort. So the colorado sun actually broke down this a lotta work and i gotta give kudos to the reporter that did this or reporters. That did this Because this was a lot of work the colorado sun broke down all five hundred and four bills. They looked at third reading. Which is the final reading before. The bill passes and how many people voted. Yes on these bills were and whether or not they were democrats. Republicans and so it says a record. Five hundred and four bills introduced in colorado legislature became law share and ninety four percent of them had at least one republican vote and half of the thirty nine republicans in the state house and senate voted for fifty eight percent of those bills according to the colorado sun analysis. Now i wanna put a little bit of a disclaimer in here in that. Last time i was on. I had hugh mckean the house minority leader in here talking about or on air with me talking about A lot of a lot of this. What you've what. These republicans are voting. Yes on a lot of these bills are mundane every day bills. The budget Wording cleanup things that they're going to vote yes on it. We're not. I don't wanna make this sound like this story. Sounds like these are all extremely controversial. All five hundred and four bills were controversial bills that you had fifty eight percent of those You know half the republicans were voting for. That's not the case here and the sun does not lay out whether or not these bills were What what these bills were that. They voted on. They just laid out. Who voted on what what you know. An and how many people were voted. And i'll get into a little bit of that in the next hour. I just i find it fascinating. The work that was done on this and how much effort went into figuring out exactly now. All of a sudden who's bipartisan and his sherry pipe in thirteen ten k. While the whole sports story in northern colorado state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten kfi k. It's training camp. Time and brady has all the broncos inside. You'll need tune into the hall's show weekdays noon to two northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten kfi k. I i'm looking forward to the next hour. I'm going to have well county. Commissioner lori saine is gonna come in and we're going to talk about a little project that she is working on and Has been working on for some time since she was in the state legislature and. I can't wait to talk to her about that. I will wrap up this story out of the colorado sun and these party party line votes thirteen ten. Kfi k. greeley levin collins. It's seven o'clock.
June 30th: Sherrie Peif W/ Steve Reams HR 2
"This is mornings with kale in northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi k welcome back. Everybody cherry pie in jail this morning. Thirteen ten kfi and thirteen ten. Kfi dot com. Forget to tell you that if you want to text in if you want to have anything that you want to add please call the kfc. Please texaco kate. Text line nine. Seven zero four seven eight thirteen ten. If you are new to the text line please tech k f eight to that number the first time you use it you can also call into the studio at nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten. If you have something that you want to add or you wanna talk to me. Please feel free to do so. I love talking to people you know. Over the last few years we have seen the colorado state legislature just annihilate. Pretty much anything and everything that they can when it comes to law enforcement. We have had police accountability bills go through the state we have had the death penalty taken off of the state. us usability. We've had qualified immunity taken away from police officers. We've had a rest standards changed every time you turn around. There is something different happening to law enforcement. There have been calls for defunding. The police officers there was an attempt to take the police department out of the ability to arrest people on school grounds for things that they would do on school grounds. Fortunately that has gone away but many school districts have gotten away from school resource officers and have gone to. I don't know hugs and kisses. I'm not exactly sure what it is that they think is going to happen when somebody gets in trouble in school but every time you turn around there is something that is attacking our law enforcement. I had to giggle and it really wasn't funny but it was funny. I mean if you think about it there was a story on tv. The other night About a situation in aurora with a dui and the police were called out on this dui and it took the police over two and a half hours to get to the scene. There was an accident and aurora. Police didn't show up for awhile and don't get me wrong. I know the aurora police are in the news. All the time they were a police department has some problems at the aurora. Police department needs to take care of. But i found it. Funny that the one of the people that was being interviewed about how long it took the aurora police department to show up one of the same women that i've seen on tv champion. Champion mean four. Defunding the police. Well i don't know if they were a police department has done any defunding of its police department yet. I don't know if that's the reason why it took two and a half hours to show up for a dui but you can't you don't get both you don't get the defunding police department and then complain when the police aren't there for you you don't get to pick and choose when the police show up. The police are out there to do a job. But corona virus has even caused a bigger problem with that Things that you would normally that you would normally be arrested for or sent to jail for you've been given summons four because the jail has the governor ordered that jails and prisons were supposed to release some of their worst criminal inmates while we've already seen in in weld county what that has done in one. I've written two stories about that since this is all happen or about various laws. There was a ban the box law that the state put in a couple of years ago. That if you're convicted felon you no longer have to tell perspective employees or employers that you're convicted felon because they wanna give you a second chance well here while back few weeks ago a kid who killed both of his parents out in burlington when he was twelve years old was convicted for murder. As a twelve year old juvenile sent to the state juvenile detention facility for seven years was let out on parole. Nobody really knew he was out on parole. There was no big notice about it. He decides all of a sudden that because his records were sealed as a juvenile he. Now twenty some odd years old. He thought he'd go try to buy a gun at shields over on. I twenty five and sarah. So he goes try to buy a gun unfortunately when you have a felony on your record that felony is not sealed from gun purchases so he was caught trying to buy a gun as a convicted felon. He is now facing a court appearance in larimer county for that charge but ironically while he was on tv for that somebody at a loveland nursing home recognized him as being somebody that worked at the nursing home facility with him. So here's a kid who killed both of his parents. When he was twelve years old was able to obtain a job at a nursing home with at risk adults because of a ban the box and be when the nursing home did a background check. It didn't come up because his his record had been had been scrapped so they didn't know he was a convicted felon. They didn't know he'd killed. Both of his parents immediately was fired. This same kid had gotten an emt license because department of regulatory affairs didn't realize that he had had a felony. They took that away from him. He was kicked out of the united states army when they realized that he was a felon because they didn't realize he was a felon. Then we turn around and we have another guy who's released the we still don't know why he was released early but he was released early from prison. He had a seventeen eighteen year. Long rap sheet of assault and assault. That would just boggle. The mind was released. Early from prison came. Home was living with his mom and months after he was released. That looks like he may have been gotten parole early because of the covid releases kills his mom in eaten. This just seems to be an ongoing theme all of sudden well the bigger ongoing theme that we're talking about this morning is the fact that currently sitting in the weld county jail is at least thirty. Four people awaiting trial for murder. And that's just in weld county. Larimer county has twenty two adams county has forty-three that and that is just what i know of from when i actually got the records request. Talk to the sheriff yesterday in preparation for the show this morning and he's had some more put in his jail since i got my original records request two weeks ago but you know one of the things about being an investigative reporter is for the last two weeks i've taken one hundred and eight names and ran through the court system and tried to find out where they are. And what's going on so it takes some time to put these stories together. So in the meantime there's been more they're in and out in and out in it's a fluid situation. But i think the point is the point. You've got a hundred and three people sitting in jail in three counties that make up twenty percent of the state's population awaiting murder trial. There will be more on that when we come back sherry pipe in for gail from the collision specialist studios thirteen. Ten k of k the power trip. Weekdays eleven on thirteen ten kfi k. Unc plan northern colorado's voice one zero three point one in thirteen ten. Kfi k back everybody in this morning at seven twenty one in prevail in the auto collision specialists studio so excited to be with you. We are almost halfway through the second hour when we left. We were talking about a story that i wrote that. We'll be out today on complete. Colorado dot com page to about the unusual trend of suspects sitting in jail across the state right now For murder and and when i say murder i mean any type of felony. Murder charge could be hitler. Homicide could be attempted. Murder could be first degree murder. Second degree murder. Regardless they're all felonies. They were all attempts and or successes at killing folks and right. Now there seems to be this growing trouble with Ah with them. Sitting in jail awaiting trial and mostly they're the backlog in the jails is because of covert the courts. Were shut down for so long that they weren't able to get these guys through That that's an excuse or anything because the point is we still have thirty eight people on trial for murder in weld county. How fast you move them through the system. The point is they still killed forty four people. Those thirty eight people that came across the records request that i submitted to weld county Six of them were for double murders. And i think probably one of the most famous that we're all following right. Now is the murder of the local jazz musician. Scott sessions and his girlfriend. Heather frank In a in a triangle and that one has Scott sessions four full. Disclosure was a very dear friend of mine. Known the man since i was in high school and His his Murder suspect has been sitting in the weld. County jail since february of twenty twenty. He was arrested right before covid and there has been one delay after another and not only is is costing the taxpayers money on the district attorney side. But it's also costing taxpayers money on the public defender side because that he doubts who's defending him so if you consider he's hat and he's got to Women that are defending him from the public defenders office and this has been going on since february of twenty twenty so by the time he goes to court. It'll be almost two full years since he was initially arrested on this double homicide There has been one delay after another cova has caused some of those but for the most part not necessarily because they they've still been done virtually but the bigger problem That i found in it was interesting for my story. When i spoke with both the sheriff because when the sheriff comes on in the next in the next half hour He'll talk about what this problem is for him at the county jail because the problems are are in housing and what this means for his jail and what he has to do as well as current cove restrictions but one of the other problems that i spoke with former eighteenth judicial district attorney george brock ler who you may recognize that name He ran for attorney. General in the last election against phil wiser but george And i were talking about. Why why this is a problem overall not just murder suspects but overall and you know one of the things that that we talked about was when you have you only have so many court days in a year. It doesn't matter if you've got ninety people in jail for murder or two people in jail for murder. Your only have three hundred sixty five days a year. You only have five working days in a week and there's like fourteen or sixteen something legal holidays where the courts are closed. So there's only so many days in the year two hundred or so that they can actually go to trial. That number is stagnant. It doesn't change So when you all of a sudden get this backlog of murder trials that you absolutely have to prosecute What do you do with everything else. It's on the books. What do you do with the guy. That was convicted of stealing his next door. Neighbor's chainsaw what do you do. With the guy who is on his third. Dui what do you do with the guy who stole a car down the road. What do you do with the with the woman who stole bag groceries from the local grocery store those are still crimes that are taking place in colorado well. Our state legislature has decided that they are what they call lesser felonies. And they're trying to decriminalize those lesser felonies because quote unquote leslie. Jared has said nobody was the victim. Insurance will pay for that. That one's still does. She said that in reference to the to the black lives matter riots. That took place in denver. And yes i'm gonna call them riots. Because that's what they were while they started out as peaceful protests and there's no problem with peaceful protests and i encourage people to peacefully protest. They turned into riots when buildings are burnt when people lose their business when buildings are looted and things are are are Torn down and things are graffitied. The that turns into a riot. So a section of those black lives matter protests became riots and when those riots took place and businesses were burned and businesses were destroyed representative leslie. Herod out of denver was quoted numerous times of say it s and not a big deal. There's insurance it'll pay for that. Well apparently she forgot about deductibles. And apparently she forgot about premiums and apparently she forgot about some insurance policies have clauses. That won't pay for rioting. But i digress. So you have all of these lesser crimes that now the district attorneys have to figure out what they're gonna do with them. How are they going to handle them. We have to worry about getting people in and out of Of the of the court system so a lot of these are being played out. A lot of these are not even come into court. Charges are being dropped. Charges are being. You know dismissed so that we can get to the murder. Victims will even the past. The murder suspects will even in the past. When you've had somebody on trial for for murder you've always had this little nuance where you could plea bargain those cases in some cases by threatening the death penalty. You know in the case of my friends. Scott sessions his this. The the man is on trial for his murder easily could have been a candidate for the death penalty because there were extenuating circumstances. There were it came out during on preliminary hearings that The way that that scott and the other victim were Brutalized could have could have caused the death. Penalty will colorado took death penalty off the off the table a couple of years ago. So we don't have the death penalty anymore to bargain with some of these guys so the district so the district attorney no no longer. How's that tool now. The defense attorneys have nothing to lose. They can spend two years fighting a case because if they lose they lose but if they win their their client may not end up in jail for the rest of his life. Their client may end up in jail only for a month or so so these lesser crimes are being dismissed or pled out to smaller charges. Because we now have because of covid and because of other laws on the books all of these crimes that really don't exist anymore and now we've got a problem where now we have a backlog of murder suspects and we have a district attorney's office that only so much staff so much time so much energy so much money to put into this and it has causing a real problem for the sheriff's around the county in housing. These inmates it is seven thirty. And this time check sponsored by the candlelight dinner playhouse where shrek the musical takes center stage through august twenty second for tickets and showtimes information visit. Colorado candlelight dot com sherry pipe in for gale when we come back. Sheriff steve rings. What's happening in your own. Backyard listened to no now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. day's headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts. Find them at thirteen ten k. k. dot com. Yeah there's a lot of bad girls bad boys bad children about everything read around the state of colorado right now on the line with me weld. County sheriff steve reams stevie they're here. Thanks for having me. On again he knew. Thanks for coming on. i appreciate it. Good morning. I hope you've had a few cups of coffee because i now i'm still trying to get enough down me. Yeah that's that's definitely part of the morning routine. Exactly and i am not a morning person so every time i do fill in for gail i'm always like okay pot of coffee before i have to anyway So i've kind of been talking a little leading into my story. That comes out today On this thing that i've been working with you for seems like forever because unfortunately there are so many bad girls out there right now that it took me a while to get them all run them all through the court system but we were talking and you are currently in a predicament. That in twenty five years of law enforcement. You've never seen before with the number of murder suspects hanging out with you at the jail right now. Talk to me a little bit about what's going on. Well our court systems essentially essentially shut down At at the beginning of twenty twenty for code so there were no major trials by on and that meant suspects who were in jail for murder Basically just set there and on top of that During that same legislative cycle the The democrats that were in charge of the legislature also removed the penalty for For murder they. They removed the death penalty. I should say for murder So you kinda of have this This weird effect where oftentimes that that That charge or that that Punishment would have been threatened against someone Who was suspected of homicide to try to you know. Ease the burden on the court and and get someone to just take a plea and sending some Sentence to the department of corrections. Those opportunities are gone. So essentially we have a whole bunch of murder suspect settlement our jail and They're not going anywhere anytime soon. You and i were talking about the average length of stay at the jail has increased by thank. You said something. Like sixteen days Over just the last year so what is causing that so yeah for for your listeners. you know we do an average of how long a person typically stays in jail and that number always been around twenty one or twenty days prior to co that. It's crept up to between thirty six and thirty eight days and that's a reflection of how long it's taking For the court process to work with individuals in our jail again. That's an average so we still have people that come in and book out within twenty four hours but those longer those more serious offenses are sitting in jail much longer. So it's driving. That average way up right and i think i was looking at the list that i got from your department are from your office on The murder suspects that are sitting in there. And you've got some guys in there that have been in there since two thousand eighteen. I mean there and you know one of the and this this is in the county jail these you know one of the suspects that sitting in there that i just spoke about coming in from the last segment was kevin eastman. Who's in on trial for the murders of Scott sessions and heather frank. And he's been in there since february of twenty twenty And just just hanging out in the jail. What does that do for you and how you house these guys. When they're you know sitting in county jail as capital murder suspects. well obviously. We're you know we're sense to short term facility. Our goal is to hold people Until they can get their day in court and then typically for a serious crime they're sentenced to the dnc. They they move on through the criminal justice system or not set up for long-term programming You know where we we're limited in space typically And it just it creates huge challenges for trying to figure out how to keep these people safe from other inmates. Say from sometimes themselves. And you know it's just it's difficult when you have that many people in for such serious crimes. We talked a little bit about What is causing all of this briefly. Recap for me you know what have been some of the bills that have really tied your hands that have caused a bigger back not necessarily backlog but the the crimes that are that are taking place out there. What is some of the fault for that. Yeah so it's not necessarily tied to specific bill as much as it is kind of the reactions. We had As a society to covid so I know that many of the listeners. Now i got sued by the aclu. Because i didn't have a desire to release prisoners from jail and reduce the jail population For covid so we ended up getting an injunction from the federal courts that mandated we Institute a certain type of arrest standard so we can only accept people in jail right now for Well for a lack of terms. We're basically taking people who've committed salaries but low level crimes and those folks can't come to jail so that creates a revolving door effect or a no door effect. You know if a person has contacted out in the community who committed a crime and they can't be arrested for it then you know they're released on summons and and turn back out to keep committing crime goes at are brought to jail if it's not a serious offence against another person. Oftentimes it's. let's say a car theft. Oftentimes that person's giving a personal recognizance bond or very low cash bond and their released that society so we have this this issue where criminals become emboldened because they're not ever held accountable and a lot of these crimes are driven by drug use and drug interaction and so eventually things go haywire and You know that same offender was coming in for stealing. Cars may now up coming in for a very serious assault or even homicide because they're criminal behaviors. Just continue to grow I it's a real. It's a real tough situation right now and our state legislature would love to take the model. That's happened from twenty twenty and say oh. This is good. Let's turn it into law and they actually attempted this. Last legislative cycle luckily A couple of the bills that they were pushing died or got pulled but They continue to chip away at What i consider to be the rule of law. Yeah speaking of those bills you know. Those bills would have taken in in in the initial bill. I think it was sixty to sixty three would have basically not allowed you to arrest people for certain what they call lesser crimes against property because representative herod thinks that insurance pays for all that and then the replacement bill for it turned around and said well you can go out and arrest them but we're going to put them all out on. Pr bonds goes back to what you said. You have somebody who out there stealing cars or You know robbing liquor stores or grocery stores or whatever eventually sometimes those those crimes are gonna go astray and they're going to end up. Somebody's gonna end up getting in their way. You're going to have a good samaritan. Try to stop them. And then it goes from a crime against property to a crime against person and you've just caused a bigger problem. And i'm assuming that's what that's what everybody is worried about at this point. That's absolutely the case. And we have a prime example of that from the the murder case that happened over in Just on the outskirts of windsor. Yeah that was a mess. Jeweled tirade. That the guy was on. I don't know a better way of describing it. But he was stealing cars. He was You know he was in the middle of all kinds of a mess and he was confronted by vehicle owner that he ended up in quite frankly murdering and then he tried to He tried to do the same to a young child. Luckily you know the some. Some additional adults came home while he was in the middle of it. So it stopped is is murder attempt on the young child but it didn't stop him from creating series injury to that child killing an adult and then going out on a spree across northern colorado Of carson asked in in many other things that that case in itself as a prime example of Of some of the issues we dealt with and we'll continue to deal with under these These crazy cove at times. I guess right well and you look in one of the other ones. That i brought up just happened recently as well. You look at this case where this guy was released early from jail on parole. We still don't know if it was due to covert or if it was whatever reason they let the they let him out but they let him out early before he was ready and he goes stays with his mom and eaten and weeks later. Kills her You know and and this was another situation where you had a guy who Probably should have still been in jail but was out for one reason or another whether it be a legislative thing or covert or or or what. Not but is then recommitting again. Now we have yet one more murder to take look at and it's not just happening in weld county. Came up from it with you. But when i went to file the core requests on fort collins larimer atoms. You know larimer had twenty two suspects in jail. An adams had forty three so then. When i spoke with george brock ller. He suspects that the numbers are probably even bigger in the eighteenth official district. Where you've got one million people sitting down there just in that one district so you know this is. This appears to be a real problem. Where where do we go from. Here what do we do well. I don't know what the specific answer is. But i've said many times over. We need to have a truth-in-sentencing bill that that be Very good for the people of colorado that way you understand when someone is sentenced to three years in the department of corrections that likely is only nine months or when someone's sentenced to twenty years in the department of corrections that likely is only going to be about eight years That's what people need to understand. And then they need to. They need to know how poorly they're their state is operating when it comes to holding vendors accountable because truly if we can't figure out how to make the punishment fit the crime then we're gonna continue to see crime going up and you know you you mentioned yesterday in one of our conversations that we should have a state state ticker that shows every time. A murder occurs. I guarantee you that would bring attention to how bad the criminal justice system is working in the state of colorado. Which i don't which is and i'm going to stop you. Real quick steve. Do you have a couple minutes to hang on. i want to get into the. We're gonna take a quick break and then when we come back we'll have more with sheriff. Steve reams this is sherry pipe in for gail ads on party in northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi a block party wednesdays from four ten pm car of is at the movies here. Don't forget to listen to my show every saturday on k. a. now back to mornings with gail took everybody's sherry pipe in prevail. This morning from the article is in specialist studios. We continue our conversation with weld county. Sheriff steve reams Steve yeah when we left we were talking about that ticker and you know one of the things that we talked about was when i was at the greeley tribune. We used to always do this. And i'm sure you remember every time. Somebody was killed in a fatal accident at the end of the story. We would in a fatal car accident at the end of the story. We would always say this was the thirty fifth fatality on weld county roads this year and we have that ticker and amazingly enough we could see over the years how it impacted driving and i remember when the president came. President bush came to greeley one time think he was doing a a fundraising for then congresswoman marilyn. Musk grave he helicoptered into island grove. Park and the big joke at the time was the secret service. Didn't want him on well. County roads because they'd heard about the fatality mark. But how you know. How much would that if you think about. One hundred and three people are sitting in jail just in the northern colorado area among three counties twenty-five percent of colorado's population. How big would a ticker do if you know. The local news ran a ticker every day. You know the three thousand th murder of the year in colorado. What would that do for people you know. I think it would be a wakeup call. And quite frankly i would. I think it's a it's a great idea. I i hate the fact that we're having this talk because it tells you that there's a there's a problem in colorado. Hey there's probably are a problem. Nationwide that we really turn a blind eye to but they just become numbers. If you don't kinda tell that story behind it and so the idea of educating the public about hey this this is what the effects of of some of these Policy decisions some of these law making decisions have on on citizens in colorado and this is the ultimate price we pay is in this this death toll for some of these actions. I think it would be highly educational for people. And and a good way for people to get reinvested and You know in their own safety and safety in general and in their society well and i think the most important thing in all of this and i and it goes back to what we just talked about in the last hour. Is this a success. In in many cases this is a succession of events. This is somebody starts out smokin pot and the pot doesn't become enough for them so they move onto meth and then they run out of money because they can't afford the metheny more so then they go and they they hold up a liquor store and so then they you know they hold up the liquor store and the next time to hold up the liquor store at good samaritan gets in the way which by the way. We're hearing an awful lot more of these days. Every time one of these instances happens. We're starting to hear more where good samaritans even at the school you know. We saw it in the shooting in colorado where the student got involved. Good samaritans trying to Stop the crime or less than the crime so then a good samaritan gets in the way in the guy who started off just smoking. Marijuana is now in a fight with another guy it ends up in murder. So we're not talking. This isn't in many cases is isn't somebody just randomly going out and deciding to kill somebody in many cases. This is that succession of going from crimes against property to grimes against people. So because i don't want my listeners to have any view that we have a murder problem out there you know what i mean this. This could be an accumulation of problems am i am i wrong now. You're you're absolutely correct and you know if you look at the offenders that are sitting in my jail the their Their offense of setting in there for murder right now is typically not the first time they've ever been in jail. You're absolutely correct They they've usually been involved with some underlying crime for quite some time. Now that that's not across the board the case but for the most part That that tends to be the case. But that's the case with most every criminal sale You know they may be sitting there for burglary. They may be sitting there for robbery fast. Whatever the case might be. But if you go and sit down and interview. The inmates in jail which i do You know we sit and talk with a lot of these folks Many times they have a drug addiction. That's leading to whatever crime. They've been caught or they may not get picked up on the drug crime but they're getting picked up for something else. And i hate to catch you off there steve. Because it's been a great conversation. But i do need to go to break but thank you so much for everything and keep doing what you do. Thank you sir percent. You bet sherry hyphen for gale.
April 27th: VIP Guest Chris Vanderveen
"In colorado never stops neither do we. This is no co now presented by shanin agency. Here's tanner swint. Good tuesday morning northern colorado. Welcome in to know code now and busy day yesterday in the sports world. Denver broncos making changes in their front office. Finally the and so. I'm torn now. I'm torn now but finally jeff bridage. I hate cheering for due to lose his job. But when you perform as badly as jeff prior to chaz and a pair and he botches. This nolan on auto situation. That's what happens when you're bad your job. You lose it. And jeff brightest the general manager for the colorado rockies fired steps down yesterday good news so now the question remains does my boycott of going to a game remain or drag to go to game sow It's okay now presented by the j nine agencies. Let's not waste any more time. Kris van arena director of reporting for nine news. Joining me up on highland chris. How are you my friend. I'm good i out of curiosity though. I looked this morning. 'cause i'm not paying that much attention to baseball for obvious reasons but i looked this morning in st louis cardinals. Are i believe. Eleven eleven and nolan. Aaron auto is hitting below two fifty right now. I don't take joy in either one. I just wanted to point that. You're such a liar if you don't if you don't take joy in that because it always helps when you see you get dumped for somebody else and then they're like they're not there. They're not happy still. It's early in the season. We're only six and a half games out of first place. There's plenty of plenty of baseball to go. I like the. I like the optimistic approach. There chris beta redirect reporting for nine news so chris You last time we talked. You were lying to get your second dose of the covid nineteen vaccine. How did that go. It was i i you know. Obviously i'm i'm an advocate for the vaccine and also an advocate for just being truthful. I had a rough day on wednesday. Nothing catastrophically bad but i definitely had a temperature Woke up with Hold on which. I hold on sorry parked in the wrong spot. I woke up with a slight temperature And i woke up with lots of chills and didn't feel good for about a day and the next day i'll totally find and That's that's my body doing what it's supposed to do. Yeah that's what that's seems to be. The constant constant theme is that. There's gonna be one day after that second. Does that really Really hits you hard chris. Whatever appreciate about you from the beginning. Why i wanted to get you on for weekly on. This program is your Your transparency and truth telling a among all of these things but also your ability to say. Here's the facts As as presented and then not push people in any way shape or form yes. You're an advocate for the vaccine But this this rhetoric is starting to really ramp up about people who don't want the vaccine and and who will not be getting your thoughts on how this is going to transpire. We talked a little bit about it last time. But your thoughts on how this is to go down. I think it's gonna get a little ugly And and like. I said i don't believe in this idea nor do i believe that. A journalist job is to sort of advocate for sort of forcing people to get the vaccine. I'm in line of. Here's the facts. i believe. The facts are pretty clear. There's been a lot of testing vaccine. I believe they're safe. I would give it to my own child That's everything in lots and lots of doctors about the vaccine. Here's the problem is that we're now reaching sort of the the point in time where anybody who wanted to get a vaccine. The vaccine the availability is there in about a week or two You're going to really start to run out of people that are in that area. That really want to get the vaccine. So then you're going to start to rely on the people that are on the fence. There's gonna be fewer of those and then you're gonna have the holdouts. It's simply aren't going to get vaccinated under any circumstance. The question is how close did we get to seventy. We're not anywhere near right now in terms of full immunity and so the question is what happens if we don't get to seventy percent. I think that's going to be very realistic question. Not just for colorado but around the country. Because we're going to get close but potentially not close enough. And i think that means we're just gonna have these little waves that come up every few months whether they're seasonal or not and just they'll come up and they will be a problem not massive disruption problem. But the thing about it this way. What's the one group of people right now who cannot get vaccinated in large numbers. It's kids school age. Kids and this will be a problem in schools. When you have these ways it's going to be difficult for schools to sort of because it's going to be like a flu season year round where you're going to have these waves and the only way to get rid of these ways to bring it down to get to that seventy eighty percent range and if we're not there yet i think we're going to have those ways particularly be a problem in school age kids well and that's an interesting. I mean it's interesting to look at the. What ifs of this in where it goes from here my question though You take a state like texas. Who was kind of leading the way in. Getting rid of the mask mandate and things backup. We haven't seen the increase in texas that we thought meanwhile here in colorado were training backup. We talked a over six hundred hospitalizations for the first time in a couple of months yesterday. How i mean what's the rhyme or reason for that. Chris i here's here's what i think and and and you know i ain't no scientists so take it for what it's worth but i've been looking into this for a long long time. I think that this over reliance on this idea that social distancing and masks or a cure all to sort of i always bring the virus. Activity down is overrated. Am i saying this is a mass. Don't work absolutely not but this idea that they're a panacea. The only reason why why cases go up and down. I think it's too much. And you're seeing what people call seasonality in various places where sometimes the virus will take over in and actually gain a foothold in the community and keep going because of sometimes of circumstances that are beyond human control. And i think that's what's taking place in texas. I think that's a place in florida. You're seeing an uptick in colorado. And i keep waiting. I mean eventually this is gonna go down but it hasn't happened yet. And i'd like to see it happen sooner rather than later but that to me suggests i mean look if there's no mask mandate in texas and there is still well a pseudo mask mandate here in colorado You have to start to wonder. Is it beyond a mask. Mandate and i think the answer is talking with kris van debris and director of reporting four nine news. You know we. We heard governor police come out You know about a month ago. Now and say that by By july when the the mlb all star games here. We're not gonna have to worry about covid win. Does he get a little nervous about that. As numbers continue to rise. I'll answer that in a roundabout way. I think that one of the things that i keep people keep asking. When do we know we're like when do we. When when do the scientists and windows science thinks that were good because we keep being told. It's rely on science. That's reliable smart folks. And i believe that a hundred percent the problem i think. Sometimes we don't get a straight answer to that question and it lends itself to some confusion. I asked that question of the chief medical officer of colorado last week france And he he gave a guesstimate which i give them credit for. You said we'd like to get around seventy five percent vaccinated to feel good. At least they're sort of a marker as to where we're going to. Because i think people wanna see they don't wanna see that goalpost moved and so i you know when do people start to get nervous. It hasn't really happened yet. You don't see a lot of concern. Yeah i mean you see some concern for the governor. But he's not changing anything so that means there's not a high level of concern Ideally by july. Were there. But i think the next month or two is going to be really critical because this is the time when how many people are on the fence right now. There's probably about twenty percent of the population that under no circumstances is going to get vaccinated. So you're relying on another twenty or thirty percent of the population right now. That's on the fence. And how many of those. We'll decide to get vaccinated. The more of those that decides who get vaccinated the better. We are in the long run for reaching herd immunity. We'll get close but the question is. How close did we get. Well and i thought you brought up a good point on your on your twitter account the other day talking about you know those people who are against it or on the fence about it as everybody else gets vaccinated. Their safety goes up as well. Also that also kind of does i mean that doesn't necessarily push people to go and get it right away. Well there. there's a we talked about like measles for example or other diseases that we have vaccines for. And i mean there is a there is a. There is a strong and vocal anti vaccine community in this country. And i you know look people. It's america you're free to be anti vaccine that some of the anti vacs folks would sort of at least admit that their safety is is greater by the ability of other people to get vaccinated. The more people get vaccinated in this country quite frankly the easier. It is to be an anti vaccine because you don't have to worry about community spread or problems with spread we you know. Measles is way down there are large non existent. It's easy to be a non an anti vaccine or when everybody around you is vaccinated because you ain't gonna get sick either. The question is when you when you know we. This is a novel virus there. We're not at the point where we see vaccination rates where we would see for 'em or that type of thing and so you know the question is you know how. How many are there and how many people are still on the fence. I hope that. I mean i hope. At the end of the day people choose to educate themselves about what is going on with the science as and what scientists and researchers and doctors say about this. Do your own research look up nonsense on the internet. Look up from good sources. Whatever you view those sources to be sort of judge for yourself and make that decision for yourself. Van rie director of reporting for nine news where Where is colorado at right now. In in terms of a percent of population receiving that first and second dose country right about in the middle fully vaccinated. We're close to about thirty percent With a lot more people coming down the road because a lot of people are still getting their second vaccine. The next you know couple of weeks my wife for example. We'll get her second vaccine next week. And so we have a lot of people that are will be getting their second vaccine shortly And so that number. That's around a third will go up and that's good news But you know. Obviously we're still a long way from where we need to be. We absolutely are chris. Let's let's switch gears here. When we talked last week i believe That was tuesday morning week a week. Ago right. Now we were talking about what the possibilities of of derek chauvin walking free out of that. Obviously he's found guilty. What are what are you see now. Happening we we didn't see any riots within the the The protests that were expected if he'd been found not guilty What what's your overall takeaway of what What's going to come of this case. Are they one There was a there was a huge cyber leaf in this country. And i think if you watch the trial it was hard to suggest that the jury got this wrong. If you watched the trial closely it went well beyond the sort of standard practice of policing do what derek chauvin did. So that's one the other issue is. What does this mean for policing going forward. I think it's a little. And i don't think it's far reaching but i do think that it shows that officers who break the law can be charged and can't be found guilty by a jury that's important issue because a lot of times even if officers are charged. They're not found guilty. This shows that yes. It can happen under certain circumstances and three then the other question is what does this being long term for ramifications for policing in this country and what does it mean for legislative remedies in this country. There's going to be a lot of talk in the next six months. There was a huge round of police reform measures. That happened last summer. There's going to be another round of reform measures that take place in this country in the next few weeks and months. Then the question is what does that look like. It's going to be complicated in. Every state is going to go in their own direction. But i think it's definitely going to be something that's talked about the future title with director reporting for nine news. One of the things that stood out to me. Chris was how many public comments we got for free High profile people. He talked about maxine waters on saturday. She she called for protesters to stay on the streets and get more. Confrontational was direct quotes. If derek chauvin was found not guilty yet president biden come out and say that he's praying for the for the direct or or for the right verdict in this case now joe president biden came out late and city authorities. I said that was because the jury was sequestered. But do you feel like that. Public pressure had played any role in the outcome of this trial. And if so what are we going to have to do to make sure that we don't have a big time. People weighing in on an influencing these trials. I think you're going to see it. Play out in the piel processing the derek chauvin case. I think there's going to be there's an inevitability of is it possible that the jury had any access to information that would make them more inclined to believe that a not guilty verdict would lead to problems not just in their community for that. If that's the case that i mean i'm not an appellate court expert but i think there seems to be some sort of some sort of avenue for appeal there so i think it'll play out it's itself in the courts. I also think it was interesting. We we we. We got a lot of local response. Where you know. Reporters inboxes fill up with politicians. Trying to make some sort of statement whenever something big happens in this country right And one statement in particular here in colorado really stood out for me because it came from phil wiser the current colorado attorney general democrat in the state of colorado who has a very very very difficult decision on his hands and and in some ways. It's been taken off of his hands but keep in mind. His office is now charged with leading the investigation leading the grand jury investigation into the death of allies. Mclean here in the denver area debt. That happened a few years ago. With a twenty three year old who with the aurora police department and it was given ketamine and they said was the officers responded said it was a case of excited delirium even though allies mclean did not really show any outward signs of excited delirium so the question for phil wiser who comes out and praises the decision by the jury is what happens next in that case because it will be very closely watched not just in colorado. We got a lot of national attention as well. And so what. Is there going to be a grand jury. That's gonna come back with something in that case with those officers and that will be half that will have to be closely watched in the weeks and months to come. How's it gonna say. What is the timeline on that. That case chris well grand. Juries are we don't have a lot of grand jury experience here in colorado. Because we just don't go to grand juries a lot grand. Juries are inherently secret I put it. I put in. What what we call a casual phone call from a reporter to the attorney. General's office last week said. Hey what's your time line on the grand jury investigation. I knew what they're going to. But we have to make these phone calls anyways and they say chris this grand jury investigation. This is all secret we telling you. Essentially and that's that's to be expected so it's it's hard to say When this may be coming. But ideally sooner rather than later chris. Victory director of reporting for nine news. What else do you have your eyes on across the state of colorado as we head into may well i you know couple. Weather's always on my mind. Because i'm making weather gig and i see like we're gonna get a lot of rain today again. Good more good news like think about where we were about three months ago and think about where we've been just in the last month in terms of precipitation. It's been really good. It's been good to see snow and rain. Looks like most of its least here in the lower elevations was going to be rain tonight. And that's great. That's great news. We need that because we need to avoid a situation that we saw late last summer. With all of the fires hugely to certify. So that's that's great news. And i think there's just going to be sort of an ongoing look as to vaccination rates here in the state of car. Governor is giving a press conference again today on kovic. I'll be watching that closely. And seeing what he says. I'd like to ask a question about you. Know when where do you wear. You're gonna feel good about where we are. And i wanna know why we're over. Six hundred dollars was asians in the state of colorado. Kobe house colored positive patients in the state of colorado. First time since the end of january. That we we've been in that number. I wanna see is there's something else going on here is very more at play than we think is. There's something else that's causing that because you think of it. Most of the people who are older having vaccinating large numbers that we shouldn't be seeing such an uptick in cases. So i wanted to know the answer to that as well. I think both great questions in an. Hey if you have time for third one throw in there and see if you can if the possibility of reinstituting the cove nineteen dial. What the possibility of that is. Because i think that's something that a lot of people have been were a little hesitant about when he pulled it off as well pulled it out of out of play and handed it back over to the counties so i think that we'll have great intrigue as well good thought. Thanks for that absolutely all right. Chris thank you so much for your time today and Appreciate you you be back with us. I'm glad you're feeling better. Thank you appreciate. It advocated rescue deck. Us all thanks. That's van intervene. Director of reporting four. Nine news Appreciate his time as always. And i do wonder If that cova nineteen dial is it still in play. can it'd be reinstituted or is it. Are they so far past that now. There's no turning back. That's that's an interesting one to me as we see again as we see numbers continued to rise are accessible flair and hair poll. Question is i after a little over one hundred days. Joe biden being president. Do prove what he's done. So far do you approve of him. And we're gonna talk more about these approval rates and see all these different things. We're going to dive into those coming up later on as well but you can comment on our facebook page at noko now or text the to talk a girl tech side at nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine twenty six the time. Let's take a break. 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"Southern colorado never stops neither do we. This is no co now presented by the shanin agency. Here's tanner swint. Good tuesday morning northern colorado. Welcome in to know code now and busy day yesterday in the sports world. Denver broncos making changes in their front office. Finally the and so. I'm torn now. I'm torn now but finally jeff bridage. I hate cheering for due to lose his job. But when you perform as badly as jeff prior to chaz and a pair and he botches. This nolan an auto situation. That's what happens when batra job. You lose it and jeff brightest the general manager for the colorado rockies fired steps down yesterday good news so now the question remains does my boycott of going to a game remain or drag to go to game sow It's no code al presented by the j nine agencies. let's not waste any more time kris. Van rie director of reporting for nine news. Joining me up on highland chris. How are you my friend. I'm good i out of curiosity though i look this morning. 'cause it didn't i'm not paying that much attention to baseball for obvious reasons but i looked this morning in st louis cardinals. Are i believe eleven. Eleven and nolan. Aaron nado is hitting below two fifty right now that i don't take joy in either one. I just wanted point that you're you're such a liar if you if you don't take joy in that because it always helps when me see you dumped for somebody else and then they're like they're not there. They're not happy still. It's early in the season. We're only six and a half games out of first place. There's plenty of plenty of baseball. I like the like the optimistic. Approach there chris. Beta redirect reporting for nine news so chris You last time we talked. You were lying to get your second dose of the covid nineteen vaccine. How did that go. It was interesting. I i you know. Obviously i'm i'm an advocate for the vaccine and most an advocate for just being truthful. I had a rough day on wednesday. Nothing catastrophically bad but i definitely had a temperature Woke up with Hold on. I hold on sorry parked in the wrong spot. I woke up with a slight temperature And i woke up with lots of chills and didn't feel good for about a day and the next day totally find and That's that's my body doing what it's supposed to do. Yeah that's that's seems to be. The constant constant theme is that there's gonna be one day after that second does that really Really hits you hard. Chris what i appreciate about you from the beginning. Why i wanted to get you on for weekly on. This program is your Your transparency and truth telling among all of these things but also your ability to say. Here's the facts As as presented and then not push people in any way shape or form yes. You're an advocate for the vaccine But this this Rhetoric is starting to really ramp up talking about people who don't want the vaccine and and who will not be getting it your thoughts on how this is going to transpire. We talked a little bit about it last time. But your thoughts on how this is going to go down. i think it's gonna get a little ugly And and like. I said i don't believe in this idea nor do i believe that. A journalist job is to sort of advocate for sort of forcing people to get the vaccine. I'm in line of. Here's the facts. i believe. The facts are pretty clear. There's been a lot of testing vaccine. I believe they're safe. I would give it to my own child That's everything that lots and lots of doctors about the vaccine. Here's the problem is that we're now reaching sort of the the point in time where anybody who wanted to get a vaccine wants to get the vaccine. The availability is there in about a week or two You're going to really start to run out of people that are in that area. That really want to get the vaccine. So then you're going to start to rely on the people that are on the fence. There's gonna be fewer of those and then you're gonna have the holdouts. It's simply aren't going to get vaccinated under any circumstance. The question is how close did we get to seventy. We're not anywhere near right now in terms of full immunity and so the question is what happens if we don't get to seventy percent. I think that's going to be very realistic question. Not just for colorado but around the country. Because we're going to get close but potentially not close enough. And i think that means we're just gonna have these little waves that come up every few months whether they're seasonal or not and just they'll come up and they will be a problem not massive disruption problem. But think about it this way. What's the one group of people right now who cannot get vaccinated in large numbers. It's kids it's school age kids and this will be a problem in schools when you have these ways. It's going to be difficult for schools to sort of because it's going to be like a flu season year round where you're going to have these waves and the only way to get rid of these ways to bring a diet down to get to that seventy to eighty percent range and if we're not there yet i think we're going to have those ways particularly be a problem in school age kids well and that's an interesting. I mean it's interesting to look at the. What ifs of this in where it goes from here my question though You take a state like texas. Who was kind of leading the way in. Getting rid of the mask mandate and of opening things backup. We haven't seen the increase in texas that we thought meanwhile here in colorado were training backup. We talked to over six hundred hospitalizations for the first time in a couple of months yesterday how i mean what's the rhyme or reason for that. Chris i here's here's what i think and and and you know i ain't no scientists so take it for what it's worth but i've been looking into this for a long long time. I think that this over reliance on this idea that social distancing and masks or a cure all to sort of i always bring the virus activity down is overrated and saying. This is a mass. Don't work absolutely not but this idea that they're a panacea. The only reason why cases go up and down. I think it's too much. And you're seeing what people call seasonality in various places where sometimes the virus will take over in and actually gain a foothold in the community and keep going because of the sometimes of circumstances that are beyond human control. And i think that's what's taking place in texas. I think that's what type thing place in florida. You're seeing uptick in colorado. And i keep waiting. I mean eventually this is gonna go down but it hasn't happened yet. And i'd like to see it happen sooner rather than later but that to me suggests i mean look if there's no mask mandate in texas and there is still well a pseudo mask mandate here in colorado You have to start to wonder. Is it beyond a mask. Mandate and i think the answer is yes talking with kris van debris and director of reporting four nine news. You know we we heard Governor police come out about a month ago now and say that by by july when the the mlb all star games. Here we're not gonna have to worry about covid win. Does he get a little nervous about that. As numbers continue to rise. I'll answer that in a roundabout way. I think that one of the things that that i keep people keep asking. When do we know we're like when do we when when do the scientists and windass science thinks that were good because we keep being told. It's rely on science. That's reliable smart folks. And i believe that hundred percent the problem i think. Sometimes we don't get a straight answer to that question and it lends itself to some confusion. I asked that question of the chief medical officer of colorado last week france And he he gave a guesstimate which i give him credit for. He said we'd like to get around seventy five percent vaccinated to feel good. At least they're sort of a marker as to where we're going to. Because i think people wanna see they don't wanna see that goalpost moved and so i you know when do people start to get nervous. It hasn't really happened yet. You don't see a lot of concern. Yeah i mean you see some slight concern for the governor. But he's not changing anything so that means there's not a high level of concern Ideally by july. Were there. But i think the next month or two is going to be really critical because this is the time when how many people are on the fence right now. There's probably about twenty percent of the population that under no circumstances is going to get vaccinated. So you're relying a another twenty or thirty percent of the population right now. That's on the fence. And how many of those. We'll decide to get vaccinated. The more of those that decides who get vaccinated the better. We are in the long run for reaching herd immunity. I think we'll get close but the question is. How close did we get. Well and i thought you brought up a good point on your on your twitter account the other day talking about you know those people who are against it or on the fence about it as everybody else gets vaccinated. Their safety goes up as well. Also that also kind of does i mean that doesn't necessarily push people to go and get it right away. There's a we talked about like measles for example or other diseases that we have vaccines for. And i mean there is a there is a. There is a strong and vocal anti vaccine community in this country. And i you know look people. It's america you're free to be anti vaccine. I wish that some of the anti vaccine folks would sort of at least admit that their safety is is made greater by the ability of other people to get vaccinated the more people get vaccinated in this country and quite frankly the easier. It is to be an anti vaccine. Because you don't have to worry about community spread or problems with spread we you know. Measles is way down. Other things are largely non-existent. It's easy to be a non an anti vaccine or when everybody around you is vaccinated because you ain't gonna get sick either. The question is when you when you know we. This is a novel virus there. We're not at the point where we see vaccination rates where we would see for 'em or that type of thing and so you know the question is you know how. How many are there and how many people are still on the fence. I hope that. I mean i hope. At the end of the day people choose to educate themselves about what is going on with the science as and what scientists and researchers and doctors say about this doing your own research look up nonsense on the internet look up from good sources whatever you view those sources to be sort of judge for yourself and make that decision for yourself christina. Rie director of reporting for nine news. Where is colorado at right now. In in terms of a percent of population receiving that first and second dose country right about in the middle fully vaccinated. We're close to about thirty percent With a lot more people coming down the road because a lot of people are still getting their second vaccine. The next you know couple weeks my wife for example. We'll get her second vaccine next week. And so we have a lot of people that are will be getting their second vaccine shortly And so that number. That's around a third will go up and that's good news But you know. Obviously we're still a long way from where we need to be. We absolutely are chris. Let's let's switch gears here. When we talked last week i believe That was tuesday morning week a week. Ago right. Now we were talking about what the possibilities of of derek chauvin walking free out of that. Obviously he's found guilty. What are what are you see now. Happening we we didn't see any riots within the the The protests that were expected if he'd been found not guilty What what's your overall takeaway of what What's going to come of this case are they for one There was a there was a huge cyber leaf in this country. And i think if you watched the trial it was hard to suggest that the jury got this role if he watched the trial closely. It went well beyond the sort of standard practice of policing do what derek chauvin did. So that's one the other issue is. What does this mean for policing going forward. I think it's a little. And i don't think it's far reaching but i do think that it shows that officers who break the law can be charged and candy found guilty by a jury. That's important issue because a lot of times even officers are charged. They're not found guilty. This shows that yes. It can happen under certain circumstances and three then the other question is what is this being long for ramifications for policing in this country and what does it mean for legislative remedies in this country. There's gonna be a lot of talk in the next six months. There was a huge round of police reform measures. That happened last summer. There's going to be another round of police. Reform measures that take place in this country in the next few weeks and months. Then the question is what does that look like. It's going to be complicated in. Every state is going to go in their own direction. But i think it's definitely going to be something that's talked about my future title with chris. Fehn director reporting for nine news. One of the things that stood out to me. Chris was how many public comments we got for High profile people. He talked about maxine waters on saturday. She she called for protesters to stay on the streets and get more. Confrontational was direct quotes. If derek chauvin was found not guilty yet president biden come out and say that he's praying for the for the direct or or for the right verdict in this case now joe. President biden came out late and city. Well the only reason. I said that was because the jury was sequestered. But do you feel like that. Public pressure had played any role in the outcome of this trial. And if so what are we going to have to do to make sure that we don't have a big time. People weighing in on an influencing these trials. I think you're going to see it. Play out in the appeal process and the derek chauvin case. I think there's going to be there's an inevitability of it possible that the jury had any access to information that would make them more inclined to believe that a not guilty verdict would lead to problems not just in their community for them. If that's the case that i mean i'm not an appellate court expert but i think there seems to be some sort of some sort of avenue for appeal there so i think it'll play out it's itself in the courts. I also think it was interesting. We we we. We got a lot of local response. It you know. Reporters inboxes fill up with politicians. Trying to make some sort of statement whenever something big happens in this country right And one statement in particular here in colorado really stood out for me because it came from phil wiser the current colorado attorney general democrat in the state of colorado who has a very very very difficult decision on his hands. And some ways. It's been taken off of his hands but keep in mind. His office is now charged with leading the investigation leading the grand jury investigation into the death of allies. Mclean here in the denver area. A death that happened a few years ago with a twenty three year old who with the aurora police department and it was given ketamine and they said was the officers responded said it was a case of excited delirium even though allies mclean did not really show any outward signs of excited delirium so the question for phil wiser who comes out and praises the decision by the jury is what happens next in that case because it will be very closely watched not just in colorado. We got a lot of national attention as well. And so what. Is there going to be a grand jury. That's gonna come back with something in that case with those officers and that will be half that will have to be closely watched in the weeks and months to come. How's it gonna say. What is the timeline on that. That case chris well grand. Juries are we don't have a lot of grand jury experience here in colorado. Because we just don't go to grand juries a lot grand. Juries are inherently secret I put it. I put in. What what we call a casual phone call from a reporter to the attorney. General's office last week said. Hey what's your time line on the grand jury investigation. I knew what they're going to save. We have to make these phone calls anyways. And they say chris this grand jury investigation. This is all secret we telling you. Essentially and that's that's to be expected so it's it's hard to say When this may be coming. But ideally sooner rather than later chris. Victory director of reporting for nine news. What else do you have your eyes on across the state of colorado as we head into may well i you know couple. Weather's always on my mind. Because i'm a weather geek and i see like we're gonna get a lot of rain today again. Good more use like think about where we were about three months ago and think about where we've been just in the last month in terms of precipitation. It's been really good. It's been good to see snow and rain. Looks like most of its least here in the lower elevations was going to be rain tonight. And that's great. That's great news. We need that because we need to avoid a situation that we saw late last summer with all of the fires hugely destructive us. So that's that's great news. And i think there's just going to be sort of an ongoing look as to vaccination rates here in the state of car. Governor is giving a press conference again today on kovic. I'll be watching that closely. And seeing what he says. I'd like to ask a question about you. Know when where do you wear. You're going to feel good about where we are. And i wanna know why hospitalizations. We're over six hundred dollars was asians in the state of colorado house positive patients in the state of colorado first time since the end of january. That we we've been in that number i wanna see is there's something else going on. Here is a very more at play than we think is. There's something else that's causing that because you think of it. Most of the people who are older having vaccinating large numbers that we shouldn't be seeing such an uptick in cases. So i wanted to know the answer to that as well. I both great questions in an. Hey if you have time for third one throw in there and see if you can if the possibility of reinstituting the cove nineteen dial. What the possibility of that is. Because i think that's something that a lot of people have been were a little hesitant about when he pulled it off as well pulled it out of out of play and handed back over to the counties so i think that we'll have great intrigue as well good thought. Thanks for that absolutely all right. Chris thank you so much for your time today and Appreciate you you'd be back with us. I'm glad you're feeling better. Thank you appreciate. It advocated rescue deck us all thanks. That's intervene director of reporting four. Nine news appreciate his time as always and i do wonder If that cova nineteen dial is it still in play. can it'd be reinstituted or is it. Are they so far past that now. There's no turning back. That's that's an interesting one to me. As we see again as we see numbers continued to rise are accessors of the flare in hair. Poll question is i after a little over one hundred days. Joe biden being president. Do prove of what he's done so far. Do you approve of him. And we're gonna talk more about these approval rates and your see all these different things. We're going to dive into those coming up later on as well but you can come at their on our facebook page at noko now or text the to talk a girl tech side at nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine twenty six the time. Let's take a break. It's no presented by the j nine agencies on northern car voice. Thirteen ten kfi k. Northern colorado's voice is thirteen. Ten kfi k. Tanner will be back after the break. It's a party northern colorado's force thirteen ten. Kfi am a block party as from four ten pm data. Thirty welcome back. You know. Cone out just If you're looking for a new house maybe you're looking to move. I've got one for you here. That's been posted in it's listed by clary real estate your friend as repenting her over there. It's a it's a in bay. 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On many of our students were very glad to be able links students to this assistance. Which could completely pay for summer tuition for many of them. I think this is a great idea. Right because you have somebody Stepping up and say okay well. We got federal money with a lot of the tuition rates. Didn't change last year so these kids were still paying the same amount of tuition and we're having all the services so instead of saying okay. Here's fifteen hundred dollars off. Here's fifteen hundred dollars that you could use in goget go get more summer classes. Go get more done over the summer. This by molly bohannon out of the fort collins. Colorado one to fifteen hundred dollars per student will be distributed on a first come first serve basis until they are depleted. According to the college date is not limited to tuition and will be given directly to students to use as they see fit see. I think that's that's smart to in some ways. Hopefully these college students are using that fifteen hundred dollars in the right way. But they're getting the money right and so if they can if you can completely pay for a summer Summer course you know summer tuition. Why go get it done. Because that summer courses can completely re What's the word i'm looking for. Make up for some of those missed credits. He may have taken a earlier on in the year maybe at a classic inset so well maybe you maybe failed a class who knows maybe took less credits this semester because of kobe. Great way to pop up so kudos to the front range community college for doing it. Jessica peterson with frc. Said the college expects to help about eleven hundred students but will look allocating more funds if there is a considerable demand i would assume that there will be What we've witnessed throughout the pandemic is a tremendous need for additional financial support for students to assist with their housing costs food childcare and other expenses outside the classroom. Obviously you know one of the things that we've talked about. We've talked about the restaurant industry and how hard they were hit. Well who's bussing those tables right. Who's a who's the waiter who's the waiters and waitresses. That are that are doing that normally. It's a lot of college students now. Hopefully the the unemployment stepped up and helped. And i know it helped a lot of people In a lot of ways but that regular source of income was not no longer there for some of these college students. Especially so i'm going to school like front range community college. You know. most of the time they are working their way through their job was impacted by covid. This is even even better for them as well all right. Let's continue here with news. For northern. Colorado greeley evans school district approves one hour delayed start for students in twenty twenty one. Twenty twenty two. This is something that i think This is an interesting implementation. Is my aunt delaney out of the tribune. So this argument has been there. It's been it's been there forever right. Do you push back by an hour. Every single day delayed start or. Do you just not coming to school on either mondays or fridays. Do you have a day off because by the time you add that up you know five hours out of the week you just allocate that in a one day then all of a sudden. You're you're you're you're pretty good But in an effort to provide teachers with additional. Planning time greeley evans school districts. Six it's going to institute that one hour late start a mondays for kindergarten through twelfth grade students beginning with the twenty twenty one twenty twenty two school year. I think everybody should do that. Just let let everybody come in a little later on mondays. I'm just kidding. Tetra ryan talking to you. The late starts will be in place on twenty-seven mondays next year meaning students will report to their buildings. One hour later than usual on those days giving teachers additional time for planning meetings collaboration and professional development. I think this in the school setting. I actually do think that this works Now a couple of things that you have to wonder about. What's the transportation system going to look like in in terms of getting kids there because if if they're normally starting at eight you know. Most people have to be into the office by nine if they're starting a nine day then. Are the kids getting there. So that that comes and it becomes an issue as well. Throw off sleep schedules. One more time. And i don't know that's some of the collins of it that i see right that some of the pros that i see is that it's simply cannot let everybody get going a little bit smoother. Like if i was a teacher. There's no way in hell eight. Am monday morning. I'd wanna bunch of kindergartens kindergarteners coming in yelling screaming. And and you go a crazy. That would be a tough day but that again. That's why i'm not a teacher. But you know i mean. I couldn't imagine somebody that the first thing on monday morning man. I can't wait to have these kindergarteners. Come in here. Yelling and screaming. So it's interesting. We'll see how it goes. The district six assistant superintendent for human resources. Overton says this is ineffective to get time back for teachers. The district was trying to find time to support teacher planning. We were looking for time to provide teachers time to support student learning. And if look if we can help them get better plans put into place. I am all for at nine. Thirty seven time We do need to take a break here when we come back. I'm going to update you on a story that we went over a couple of weeks ago with the loveland police force In the the woman they were arrested. They thi- this thing is blowing up and it's not looking good for For the police officers in loveland don't forget our facebook page atn okuno or accessories with a flair. Poll question is up there right now after a little over one hundred eight. Do you approve of joe. Biden's term as president. What are your thoughts will get into that later as well but first let's get to the bottom of the hour news and weather center. What's happening in your own. Backyard listened to noko now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi k back is no go now presented by jeanine agencies clerk. 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This is completely utterly disgusting. It's a seventy three year old woman. Not only do they do it. But then they take the footage. Put it in laugh at it. It's that's going to cause some issues. Are you kidding me. Video released monday by garner's attorney shows officer austin hop new. The case would be reviewed by quote blue team. The blue team is department system of keeping track of certain reports including uses of force and threats of force during arrest. A previous statement level. Police said they were not previously aware of any complaints regarding garner's arrest until the lawsuit was filed april fourteenth level police previously told the colorado in the internal reviews aren't initiated unless a complaint is filing officer by either a resident or another employee in the video so the police came out and said that right said that The internal reviews aren't initiate unless a complaint is filed against officer by either a resident or another point in the video. The comes out later on hop said. He reported their use of force to blow tepe. He reported it. It's unclear whether the officers use of force was ever reviewed. This looks like a lack of communication. It looks like a lack of For lack of a better term accountability on the level of police team every every officer involved in using force during an incident is required to report it through blue team level. Police chief bob teisser settle on city council meeting last week quote. That is required. They enter that in in through the blue team system and then it goes through the review process to see if we're within policy or not tyson told council members complaints were also filed into blue team to be reviewed. Tyson said it. This is not. It's not looking good for the love and police department. It's not So the attorney sarah. She'll key she's represented garner inter family. Of course they've got a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging force. The shared this vintage footage. The sound of the video has been enhanced to better understand. What officers are saying. Shuki said a news release that loved ones. Police claim that they had not received a complaint about this arrest is an attempt to shift the burden of accountability onto others instead of within the department. That's it see. This is where this is where we always get back to rhetoric though right shuki comes out and says this is not just some quote isolated incident. It is not just one single problem. She'll said in the statement what you are going to court about is an isolated incident now if there was a bigger issue like this is huge. This is just just terrible what what's come out. This is those officers. It does not look good for at all. Love and police does not look good but if this was contin- continued ding. If the love police department had continuously been using excessive force we would have heard about it. So don't say don't say that this is not just some isolated incident as of right now. This is an isolated incident it's rhetoric. She goes on to say. This is utterly disgusting loveland new. They've known all along they failed. Karen garner they failed the community and they did it all on. It's it's not great so there. There's a transcript. There's transcript of the of the dialogue in the video. So security footage of the level police station shows officers hop and area Jalali washing hops body camera footage of the two arresting garner. Who by that. Point is handcuffed in a holding cell nearby. Here's a here's i'm just gonna work there a little bit of this just so you know what we're talking about ready for the pop hop Said to jalali in another officer here the pop hop asking the video. What did you pop black asks. I think it was her shoulder. Hop said a few moments later jalali appears to cover is. We'll hop and black. Continue watching the bodycam camera video. I hate this jalali. Said this is awesome hop says while laughing. I love it black. It says it's disgusting in the foot. Chop also heard telling jalali he thought the arrest went great after two fist-bump after the two fist bump each other i think we crushed hop till jollies. They appear to be failing up. A burke. did you hear the pop. When i had her push against the car. When i got there best jalali. I was like okay. You're going to play. And i was pushing pushing pushing and i hear the pop. I was like oh. no that's gonna turn into. Something jalali responded. I can't believe. I threw a seventy three year old woman on the ground hop says it another point in the video that hop that police officer shouldn't even be a question about it. He needs fired. He's gone it needs to be done now. Austin hop the officer needs to be fired right off the bat. Give me your thoughts. Text into the ta-talk tax knights zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one text. 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Toy Story 4 - Movie Trailer Reviews
"What am i would rather talk as you heard chris here we have road and brandon in a they're here 'cause again to moves in a row decided after taking the week off and i'm being lazy go see a toy story four 'em and again i'm gonna reach substances you get the idea of his ten years between last toy story phil wiser twenty four years of toy story why do i feel like i've i felt tori through three four years ago and turn adams like ten years ago now when he chamber oh man so a yes so they they drop once every ten years a so i'll let you guys go and do this since i barely remember the first story story and i did not see tour three i just felt like i i'm not as well so a second way first question why does comic book have a toy story four inning explained what is it about the end of this movie that would need an explanation they're they're writing the screenplay is extremely well done in executed so why would anyone be confused at what happened at the end of this movie necessary for you to sit them down and explain this child film to them if people don't pay attention but how have you ever was the person who watch it missed something or they needed he click bait i don't go in lake abate 'cause you know what fuck like this film is i'm sorry the the toy story series at this point for me is flawless where were you able to play before you just the kind of piggyback on what you were saying they're all these guys do that like is a dumb thing is like ten of vendors you missed vendors endgame man's name and all the people you fucking seen the trailer the fuck you talking about what do you what do you what do you talking about what do you owe all of the characters that are in x men all dark phoenix used mystique you're literally just naming everything we've seen anybody could see you're not adding any extra value that's the game there right it's content any content doesn't matter if it's quality you're not get the suu click bait that's all that shit is it doesn't make any fucking sense somebody feels the need already said it's just it's it's it's fucking point looks everybody's in trying to get the same fucking what like oh we have half of half a cent of cpm owner on a fucking as an ad is fucking dumb it is stupid so sorry i'm robert knows by now you're right you're right i mean get it out i don't know but i feel like a cause me it's one with talking about this on our podcast this week an i cannot name another cartoon series like the closest to was how you're dragging it has done full trilogy where every film if it's not as good as the last one is very very close in the way they tied altogether any in i thought was pretty much 'perfect dead on you could have particular qualms about it but i think you'd aspirin three films in the trilogy from a cartoon in actually be good all of them in connecting like be worthy of you buying the set in watching them all back tobacco and getting something from that story a complete whole story i i feel like toy story he's been able to do this over twenty four years like they don't just put out toy story films to put them out you can tell that the people behind the screenplay the voice acne the production oh my god like they care they love this series they fucking love the series and they would never do it a disservice by going half ass one anything they even to the point where when you i don't know if you had the screen would ask you to take a picture of her instagram whatever but they the cover that they used for are theater that screen which they took her cell phones i never understand why they put those covers up and they take people cell phone 'em you could see dates in knicks in buzz light year the date somebody took the time to make sure you could see he was eight you toy over time and i'm like where you do that you have to love your job you have to love this project at least half actress you do right like hopefully respected and hope getting paid good money for at least this one to put that much detail into your work toy story four like i i like toy story three my favorite disney villain at the moment is still a lot so but i always felt like toy story three didn't really bring the the story full circle after like it brought this story family full circle but i never felt like it it broke the story of toys story full circle i feel like toy story four absolutely does that an i don't we don't need anymore so start feeling that this is this is this is this is end yeah this hannity and there's nothing you can do for here that that would add to this story this story has has served its purpose ran its course it's a beautiful ending and i think to do any toy story from after this which taints the series in his false so i don't think they intend to i don't really i hope they don't spend it off i this need they need a closed the book this is the this is a good last chapter because i agree 'em three was the end of story end of a family you know they wrapped it up they grew him up an you could legitimately walkaway going but what happens to the toys because that's who we were here for antic come back and see where they ended up how many of them got to stay together 'em in this it took some teams you know like separation in 'em choices loyalty all those types of things i thought i did it really gracefully 'em which i think is important when you wanna start messing around with these types of things but no this is absolutely you know full circle on all of the toy story universe toys 'cause i i don't really care about me i i mean i like bonnie an like so many other adults they introduce especially when the kids the kids be adults of just goofy funny like the dad in this film bodies dad oh you could find areas or dan hernandez like he's he's fucking hilarious and this but again i in in this film did really did make me understand what i had been missing which was obvious it's hell but what i really miss over the last twenty four years of southeast film is at the title is not toys stories it's toy story story in even though we get to learn about we see all these other toys and we could see new toys and every film and they all have different personalities and they add any interactions a great and it's just ask the story in the development of main character that we love so much any in toy story is about what it is always been about woody in the fact that this film really throw that in your face is like listen this story is about a toy is about this particular toy in you know in the first one it was about him having to deal with another toy that could potentially take his spot in the second one it's about his separation from his owner in finding out that he's he's not just the toy like there's more work to him as a toy but what's more important into him that were this kid in how other people see toys and then the third one is about his family being broken up in him having a keep the family together in this film is about him any in it is about him because he has done so much for so many other people throughout the series in this film is about what they remain grounded yeah i liked it they wrapped back around to some of the original fears that what he had besides just you know being replaced or you know being special or having a kid or kidding being lost toy you know i thought that they really really blended in those concepts that were in the original toy story and they they were like the big boogie man's in that story to tell what he's story they brought all of that back encircled it all in an you i like i don't like tim allen is the person i personally feel like you should take a long walk off a short here but i love him his buzz light year an m i didn't think they over use him i love antipasta smokey yeah oh my god yes turbo people yet okay delicious like i love her celebrate attitude everything yeah but i love how they kind of the maturity in the arc and the growth they gave both peep from the first movie to this movie and i thought it was a perfect use of that character of i thought it was interesting way to discuss friendship in relationships and you no integrity and loyalty in an earnest but they did it on a level that kids could understand they did it on a level that will still keep teenagers in adults engaged and they never stepped outside of the toy story world to make the movie now i'm not gonna lie i wanna this movie going to we need this movie why are we making another toy story movies been ten years you wrap everything up whereas i mean what we believe probably like a broken down or he's got another kid he's been given away in donated what what exactly can easy with this movie an i didn't need toy story four but i'm absolutely happy their habit i didn't think i needed it until i saw it in when i saw it and i saw the way they ended i was like oh this is this is what i did i did this is what it wasn't missing from three for me so yeah i don't want the full the complete set when this all is available on blu ray yes i needed i needed this movie adding and i'm like you i walked in thanking did we need a toy story four or in then you see it and you're like first of all everybody needs forty because forci is might be the best character added or introduced into eighties cartoon series in the longest time like that mother fucker is funny for he is god he's funny like ashley within tiers in the theater and i was i was laughing everything before he was perfectly done they didn't drag jokes out to long it felt fresh everytime get within daring as a character he actually grew through the film like he became more real live in more aware and i was just like were affected they could introduce the character's own journey into a film that is literally about the main character's whole journey is like they're writing is just phenomenal it's ridiculous yeah no i i really i really enjoyed all the different things they did but a kim kun we talk about gabby gabby you we talk about christina hendricks yes we always talk about sixteen hundred hendrix but her gabby gabby that character i love how they did that character and they they kind of worked in the idea of like secondhand shops and they you out and the world big wide world in her in her little minions really no it was it was perfect i love the test it was fantastic to gang jordan peele it's funny i mean both of them negative like jordan peele is but he was very jordan peele is like i feel like he is the one that makes more money in this do oh but i love the way nick keegan michael key is just a negative like at every point would he have honey duckie day right that was perfect casting keep that keegan mto key and peele back together for duckie in bonnie was probably the best thing but my friend did not realize that duke boomlet canneries but of course that somebody doing she's like why would they was like why would you have somebody do kiana reeves impression i said don't you worry that i'm like baby that's actually canneries i'm like she's like oh lord cameras everywhere i would like yeah but i love duca boom i like how they played in the cause that kind of went back to like be original toy story where you know they showed you other parts of the house and buzz light year seizes commercial mhm a and i love how they circled back that concept and then they built out on it and took his somewhere completely unexpected gave you the opportunity the building these other characters in the play into like what you know playgrounds and m m carnivals in shares and all these other aspects and they did this stuff but no you really don't need toy story four they could've stopped at toy story three and let everybody know feel is no andy's grown up so everything's fine but if you don't appreciate the fact that they came back and gave woody closure the ending that he absolutely deserved not just closure they gave him a real ending this like you said earlier rudy has spent the entirety of his animated toy life running the room taking care of everybody else putting his wants and needs to the side to the greater good of the toys aunts make sure that he's always taking care of his kid so for them to come back and really give woody a story end let him have a lifer you just see what the full circle of this toys life is i didn't need it but again like i said i was happy i had it after i saw and i really i really enjoyed it and and and and they didn't make me cry know it looks like the the lender may end up front end of three almost got up on toys really gonna die but in this one i just so good at being like it just i was happy for all of the character in this and i felt like they were happy for each other like it that family grow but that sincere family grow that you hope happened at cookouts out ten reunions and such so i i appreciated that but also i look at the casting of voices were this movie and i gotta give kudos to there's no way you give me that they don't actually do voice testing to decide who they could take because it doesn't look like a dream works down for the looming nation film i feel like there were people that they would have made choices were as quick as characters that would have made me go i really like it but i get why they did it for instance duca boom being kiana reeves at this point after the whole bill and ted three is come in and the whole will you be my may be seen like that just works he is definitely planning out his comedic timing fifty just kind of going we've always been funny to see him get the come back and be funny annually ironic they absolutely could have been like oh duca bone let's get like antonio brown bears and i could see people going yeah that works in i would have been like yeah at work well it doesn't work on yahoo works and they could have been like productive he should we joel is keegan michael key e or kevin hart and i'm like see subtle decisions right here is where one character is genius an funny in never over the top any other one is fucking kevin hart so like you you need to make these decisions wisely of course they stuffy keegan michael key paired together so their jokes i'm sure they had most heavy hand in helping write an delivery delivery is completely all of them we talk about their their their dream sequences forever silently while my gestion without giving anything away those were some of the most hilarious flashback not flashback i just like i i can't imagine how much fun pete they had drawing knows let alone listening to those two fools in studio given voice of characters i don't it is funny manny did like i like character like jesse in knows the slinky any other characters and you know i like did they did they may buzz light year dumber in this one shot some allen 'cause he's definitely grown dumber aunt i like what they did with carl weathers in combat caro's and what they did with trixie chris shaw like these are people who were omitted what they do and they allow these people to do these things even christina hendricks is gabby gabby in like you've seen what her rains in acting is you like you've you've seen christina you already know she could act but you see she has ranging voice acting now she could deliver the same type of import a performance very character like the guy because a lot of depth in range it wasn't like lot so now it starts although there and then they go somewhere else you're kind of like oh oh okay and then like introducing new voices people that are kind of coming up in the world like allie mackey if you're gonna make temple i thought with genius and i liked her stuff and what she was able to add so this so it's good to see that not only did they make room for veterans but they made room for the freshmen in this to end then they made game is alive yeah it would have thought i'm i'm a day amount of the amount of energy in respect like you said earlier it has to be put into a franchise like this where it'd be this good is blatantly there an i'm glad you could see it is like in or a respect surrounding this film from every aspect andy just makes it just makes me want to buy the series as soon as it comes out on that to say like oh yeah yeah all four together yeah when i will say this i don't generally i often by the box hence anymore because i usually don't like one of the minimum i i want i will i will buy all of these movies i will buy the the full box at the it's worth it i mean part of the reason why when chris mentioned earlier when he said i didn't realize it had been so long these movies hold up you can watch and when they come on tv which kids or you if you're babysitting like me i'll throw a toy store on in minutes which you could just child stop everybody enjoys them they hold up their story holds up vr holds up the i mean it doesn't look or ever shield dated at even par sixty dated just become funnier whereas they get data so i i enjoyed the hell out of this movie and i didn't think i was going to i don't know whether what other people are saying about it and i don't quite frankly care of the movies were were getting you know return choose this is the first first one out of all of the reviews summer that we've got that wasn't trying to restart anything this wasn't actual ending an pixar and disney in everybody else associated this movie you're smart it will stay ending yeah and they move onto something else i don't think we have anything to worry about their i don't think they made a bad choice over the last twenty four years where toy story so you know i'm glad i was able from the beginning to grow up watching this in theaters you know like at are as one of the guys i was like we had in the radio station would therefore are so they had a microphone in speaker and everything and he had do his whole disc jackie shit announcement which is fine it's just what they do any open it up with something like who remembers the last toy story film isn't a great see all of our friends and stuff back together and i kept thinking of myself not a child in here remembers the last soy story film because none of them were born the bears six and seven year olds in this theater in last toy story found what ten years ago this is the first film this is the first toy story film at these kids will get to see in theaters and i feel bad because there was one little girl who fled outlets like so it's gonna be it's number five because i liked niece and her mom very smartly say no baby but will go get these other ones yeah i i think i don't i don't think we will have to worry about that either i could definitely see disney putting these films back in theaters may already already do it with the marvel stuff so i could ask them doing like toy story features over the summer or like even if even like crickets like that like right now in the dc in maryland area they do the little summer movie things i could absolutely see toy story being that in you know that's a different forgive and forget go sit outside and watch toy story or maybe somebody'll rent a theater and they come watch toy story that way but i definitely conceit disney putting these films back like that being the new opening the disney ball right is just not opening the vote now to release somewhat dvd's roping the ball three released in theaters since they'll have yeah i guess i could see these being some fans type thing yes absolutely absolutely solutely so they doing it with their enemies right now that's all that's all disney owned isn't it a lot of it ably oh ghibli that's all disney isn't it oh i don't i don't know i try not to i try not to pay too much attention exactly how much a big huge but he missed the hot and monopoly disney is because i don't like not believes and it breaks my heart realized that a lot of my things are owned by one person and that's bad for movie is bad for everything except for continuity annuity but i don't know students actually i dunno studio generally is owned by them but i i just i just really of the summer movies we did not need this is on the list but this is the first one i wasn't mad about honestly atlanta right now i look at all the family i've seen this june and i'm gonna say the june officially start it after i finish this movie this this film officially started my movie ma okay maybe for you i've seen some that didn't suck but again i don't sleep we review those no okay no we have not gotten a lot of screeners my do but yeah honestly at the end of the day i think that people who likely original toy story is gonna be satisfied with descending like you said i like the veterans like the new guys 'em there's nothing i didn't like about this movie after i saw it i even like the three sheet pricey of course going griffin yes yeah so it keep it simple found just keeps it simple and cute and fun so that's all you did yeah so once you score my dude seriously yeah when oh my god this is tonight it's in find you a kid find you kid okay i i can't go that high but this isn't a an eight and a half out of ten i would totally be aloft toy 'cause i wanna kick it with both feet o'keefe is cool all right chris you need movie i'm good no more trash in times square before jesus but we don't know we we will see enough films and saw i'm i'm good i'm good i go to the movie theater and say that did you see this movie i think i get it you know it's funny though it's going really high sign you know what i'm gonna do i wanna find another weird oh my god movie watch that holdover from your trying left us where with joy is only autonomy to go he was it was black man in san francisco we fucking shaft probably no it wasn't that a lot of black men in san francisco i really do want both you also see the last black men in san francisco because i would like your opinion on it i don't it's a good movie it just it i think mileage may vary at i haven't got the talk to any black men who have seen this movie and i would like to know what eight blackmail thinks about this damn v like i said fucking fucking between the lines and when you enjoy talking point said my like that i'm not look when you grow i'm not shine and say okay i'm not i'm i legitimately not i wouldn't i want to know what you think of this if they wanna know what you think of this fall i will watch it maybe even the final doing everybody means the hope the dish it comes up for your consideration because i would like you to food seen this movie that'd be like before like i gotta be foles i just i wanna know oh okay sign i try not to use language wind just nigger just not watch a film like you know we we you know we cannot watch the salem news what you you fear for your life and forcing meta the watch movies now what the fuck is going on you like we're doing no sometimes i talked to people whose opinion five minutes into their opinion i realize they shooting at the end they just trash at people and i'm like i liked what somebody who isn't trash i think this movie 'cause you're last trash and i'm mad that i had talked about this this particular but she likes of which you've also called those trash a terrible people so so like i said i'm woody allen's attraction as fuck i mean i saw him trash early like literally like i don't know because we talked trash cast individual say no you're not quite then we we we we now have go see why you can't impeach them that was that was hard to get some form of yes i never tried this individual visually oh okay reject yellow not trash as individuals michelle are case he's trash yelich on south track recheck veterans with mom and dad soundtrack and i don't know that i could've kept my blackouts at home because neither one yeah with the movie and now the thing is should alone and that's why he got joy when they make you got you got you got town you're you're you're allowed to all the fun out there you're there no i did so well first of all i may see of joy in a shannon wanna talk about the last segment for roofer mtr just because i read shen is written review which by the way is up on the website now jaco cast it as she seeing this movie a lot i think she's seen it two or three oh six oh i know how she feels about where he was an awesome time that's all i gotta say about that she saw at once herself wants her brand new in one for me so so you talk to you know in in these you're not thinking back on cnn senior there's no i in team that's why shannon does it for us right exactly mhm known go we do go team okay go team for not so just some of the major you'll hear about a as talk about somebody to try to move each other my cat thought about it so we we did a we did do if you're a premium you you've heard us a give are obviously are sleepwalking review of a rewatch of excellent apocalypse what's her next rewatch ooh i want something we i have no idea i could've sworn there is something we said we saw own they said we were gonna gonna review and i can't remember what it is now you should do godzilla owing with the first two dozen for takeout 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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser
"Parks and public lands. I'm Aaron Weiss at the Center for Western priorities in Denver in just a minute we're going to talk to Colorado Attorney General Phill Wiser about how states welcome to go west young podcast your show about America's ABC's list because they were so meaningful in conserving the habitat conserving the bird and providing a path forward so the appeal but I don't see that being successful I mean the judge was very clear he there's a lot of documentation and his decision about all the reasons that these season a court in Idaho just enjoined or put on hold the amendments that the trump administration put in place to the range wide the last administration put in place that even smelled a tiny smidge of conservation has been undone or weakened and came in and despite how the broad support bipartisan support across the West for these plans came in and tried to weaken them through these amendments so when they were and senior policy counsel at the National Audubon Society NATO is also the lawyer I call up I whenever I need to understand public land's issue so Nigga what just talking to strengthen they were seeking to stop them and they went to the extraordinary step of seeking an injunction to basically put them on an immediate hold and that's a pretty high bar bringing a lawsuit so these planes had a lot to show across all of these states what's the next step here more appeals or opened with the sage grouse and how big a deal is it well it's a very big deal if it was the right season to sage grouse would be out there dancing not just on the for a judge to then three yes we're going to put these trump administration plans on hold I mean give us a sense of how how hard a bar that is for the Obama Administration but then things shifted obviously right these plaintiffs originally brought a lawsuit to improve two thousand fifteen plants notably they wanted them house plans here with us to help sort out is native cover a familiar voice if you have been listening to this podcast for Awhile Nigga is the vice president for public lands wrapped in place felt they could be stronger they were very clear on that but in the interim this administration came into place and the reason we've talked before is there's been a theme here of anything plans don't pass muster I mean I think he said it really well he said the effect on the ground was to substantially reduce protections for sage grouse without any put in place the plaintiffs that already had this case going just updated it to try to undo these plans but in this case they weren't just for a judge to then come in and say it's a really high bar that courthouse to find that there's a substantial likelihood the plane going to succeed on the merits of their claims on also that they would be irreparably harmed without an injunction and yes that's legal ease but you'll have to agree I have to take my word that's a very high standard it's it's over and above just in Vail Colorado but first a quick news update that's appropriate for an episode all about law and order a federal judge just put a hold on the trump administration sage the plans that had been in effect to conserve the greater sage grouse these were plans that effectively kept the bird off of the endangered hitting on t to a trial well we've seen already the BLM saying they want their they want their plans back So we I think could see in the plans then these are the ones that were put in place in two thousand fifteen what one of the ironies in this case is that the the plaintiffs originally filed this case against nations that the reductions were justified at really says it all and I think that decisions going to stand in the meantime there's a lot of Lee sales that can't go forward implying legal analyst for us here on the podcast thanks for having me our guest this week is the attorney general of the Great State of Colorado feel wiser and a lot of lease sales that happened that are gonNA have to be looked at now all right native culver with National Audubon Society thank you so much as always for your insight and is one of the state agee's leading the charge against the trump administration's anti public land's policies he's also the former dean of the University of Colorado law school he served has an assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice he clerked for Justices Byron White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Supreme Court and he is here with us in the make legal decisions but actually a bigger job is I am the leader of an organization helping to set the cultural norms the core values and really CWC offices today Phil Wiser welcome to the podcast. It's awesome to be here so you have been on the job for about ten months give us a sense I to protect Colorado's number two I've had organization of five hundred people this is a team effort literally I can't decide lots and lots constitutional law I have been so fortunate to live a life that I've had such exposure to rich issues as a practitioner is a scholar teacher then of what that startup is like you come on the job in January you're inheriting a I assume a large number of career attorneys and staff in what the Attorney General's Office does who do you represent how do you decide when to take a case on let me answer that question a couple of ways I itself I need to have people who are thoughtful who are creative or hard working to develop the important work that goes into our product so yes there's three parts of the job and they relate together I I need to make legal decisions on a range of issues from protecting your land air and water to consumer protection top leadership team all of whom I picked to help lead with our vision and values and we had transition teams that went into each section interviewed people the five hundred people they are the core of what we're doing and my leadership responsibilities with that team is fundamental to whether I can be successful in auto to serve them into protect them using the law so I make a real effort to get out to learn from people to listen so that as I think about there's initiation and it was not a healthy dynamic and that was I suppose we should point out a democratic governor Republican Attorney General Prior and couple different ways I viewed the campaign is a learning experience during the campaign I didn't actually get a lot of exposure the five hundred people in the office so that pieces underscoring that when you have this different philosophy leading the Attorney General's office and leading the governor's administration you are playing what could be in that has been heartwarming is there were some really painful tensions particularly on these issues around public health environmental issues with my predecessor and the prior governor overall visually organization we can talk more about that two third and this may be the most awesome at the three jobs I represent all the people of Colorado I am elected by the people of Color Order Trust here in Colorado has strong background in water law environmental protection I'd actually met her on the campaign trail when she was running to be a member of the State House you didn't win her race not so we had a transition that was really devised on learning about the office and learning about the leadership I've got twenty or so people in the with my answer is yes that's why I ran because I want to the job and I had some well developed ideas about the job what is important about the transition though is so thinking about legal issues for me is kind of bread and butter and obviously one of the core challenges we have and really it's true north is figuring out what's the right answer and to do the right thing so during the campaign I was a close observer of these issues and particularly because there were these conflicts with my predecessor and then governor Hickenlooper let me talk about section outside help us bring the right leaders so the natural resources section for example Amy Betty is our deputy and she came from leading the way we're going to focus on a minute but I did think about the issues a lot and I did get all around the state and listen and learn from people so when I took office it wasn't like the land it is what the Clean Air Act requires to have the clean power plan be abandoned by the trump ministration to me the other and I want to build processes where clients are going to be heard listen to respected where our lawyers feel empowered to work for their clients so I've actually brought in a number of our partners people like Jill Ryan Colorado Department of Health Environment People like Dan gipps who's the head of the permanente resources and we've had you can draw a straight line from that decision to President Obama's clean power plan which also had the complementary effect of implementing the Paris climate accords it said the EPA has an obligation to address carbon carbon dioxide as harmful to human health two thousand sixty thousand seven decision with the situations that I really addressed quite early on and continue to be issues I the clean power plan there's a case called Massachusetts versus EPA what's worth noting is even if the Paris climate accord's you could say are discretionary from standpoint of presidential leadership implementing Massachusetts versus EPA is the law is not just going against protecting air quality but it's going against the rule of law set forth by the Supreme Court so we had a series of events I came in and wait a minute why are we challenging the clean power plan the clean power plan is seeking to enforce Paris climate accords which I believe in it seeking to enforce the rule of law from the Supreme Court which I believe with limited time limited resources how does a state step in and how do you decide okay we're going to take on the trump administration on issues XYZ we cannot be debating about the effect of carbon it is clearly as spring correct harmful human health so now we're challenging the so-called ace I'm native their Sagebrush Gr- sage grouse issues there's all sorts of issues with the trump administration that we are seeing states lead on so how do you decide the core part of the job second getting the best minds in team working together with other people in auto to decide how to do and then ultimately use my best judgment so give us a sense Robert Redford and the candidate for those remember that movie which is what now no I had a series of plans that I had thought through articulated such that a lot of people say Phil you're doing what you said but you also then have an opportunity to bring on some folks of your own how do you how do you pick and how do you build a team like that so you hit the ground running so let me also answer this the and so I said we're not going to challenge US anymore in fact we're going to say we're supportive of response to climate change now we're in a different world which is to say the trump administration is not only trying to abandon people from environmental groups like diaw people from some own gas companies like knowable they sat down and say you know we recognize so now you do have a democratic Gov- democratic a g I'd imagine that makes it somewhat easier to to work across offices yes I think your point is well deregulation so it's now a requirement the EPA and separately interior saw this rule and said Wow Colorado you've done good were adopted the work we're doing is I lead the office I do the people call it a mind so that's in a way my three basic lenses which is what serves the people of Colorado and learning from people to to your work with with Dan Gibbs and your work on conservation the end the environment there is obviously a whole lot going on right now as we just heard the national rule this is where the split between our prior governor and prior attorney general got really tough our attorney general sued to undo the EPA rule modeled on but we got to be friends and now we get to work on these issues I also have taken seriously just learning from the people who were there and I will tell you one piece of the transition nations between clients and the lawyers work with them and one of the goals I had coming in once I sort of got a sense of this as hey I want to help make clear we are all on the same team too on Colorado's rule which begs the question why are you doing that because from Colorado citizens standpoint if you have methane emissions in Wyoming he's methane rules and the industry here in Colorado is used to living with it it is I believe commonsense and it's hard Dan and this is something I announced along with Agee's from Iowa Oregon and California really right is this was happening I was in a federal methane rule I will fight for a federal methane rule and like the story with the rules around climate change the clean power plan we're now seeing a wholesale abandonment of the it's an important case because it recognizes the authority of State agee's to represent their states and argue important positions before the US Supreme Court in that case is methane is harmful human health we recognise contributes to climate change how can we recapture method emissions and they came up with a model to do that and that model became the basis interest game and that actually played out around a couple of issues yeah the clean power plan we'll talk about a little bit the methane rule and what that did was fractured and if you're in the outdoor industry you're terrified about climate change is the Central Threat Business Day see this as a huge issue and they were very motivated to lead on this issue another issue clean power plan they're trying to replace it with a to say it's even a shell of the clean power plan is actually an insult shells it is an unclean power play is there acting the way that is more harmful to our environment and they might sell cheaper because they're less environmentally sound and that's not healthy based on protecting air quality that I wanted to lead on and I actually talked about that literally my first week on the job I went to the outdoor retailers association here in Colorado Chats with the section talking about who we are as people are vision for leading these areas and how we're committed to working together all right so let's dive in Colorado have reason to care about this and why will the cordless and why would we listen to us and there's a second issue I'd mentioned to Colorado Oil and gas companies are now complying with a it's about the constitutionality of this law that gives health insurance to four hundred thousand Carranza didn't have it and protects people with preexisting conditions and their seven hundred thousand people eight regulatory requirement that protects air-quality if companies in Wyoming or New Mexico for example don't have such a requirement I had an unfair advantage ovation effects too although my reason that the border wall case is really problematic is both constitutional separation of powers that's the legal issue but back to your point about what is renew that would be following on from that all of which will be lost if this action diverting funds away from what Congress mandated is allowed to happen so that's direct harmed were again it just scratches my head which is we can have disgusted address climate change we cannot be debating whether climate change is happening you have brought on behalf of Colorado's when it comes to the environment you're involved in some Trying to stop the endangered species rule rollbacks the three lawsuits are actually very instructive solid go through each one of them the affordable care act lawsuit was literally getting ready to be launched as I was taking office so the caliber it lists well obviously not a not a conservation issue directly but a big challenge gosh well the the border wall guess has some L. Fortieth them and we said we're GONNA fight for protecting your land and water taking on climate change so that was one arc that to me I decided based on the law or in New Mexico they can come to Colorado they can hurt our air quality and of course they contribute to climate change meanwhile Colorado oil and gas companies we're already following the rule they weren't going where is the the state standing is it basically just the the claims that because methane can come over the border from New Mexico and Wyoming there I don't care what they're standing Peterson Air Force base is set to get eight million dollars in direct funding with a whole bunch of jobs as well as tax rates for Colorado are negatively impacted by the trump administration's changes to the method of status he point very well and I've used the fancy legal or standing which is another way of saying why does coming so that when you may remember there is a New York Times article that New York the California and Massachusetts said we're really concerned about it so at that point I reached out to them that will happen to Colorado's if these actions administration are allowed to stand and then finally endangered species of Asli you have an interest in keeping we want our companies to be on a level playing field where everyone's complying with this important rule let's run over some of the other lawsuits that that the president said I'm going to do it myself and that is a clear threat to the power of the purse and I thought that's illegal so I said something like I'll do whatever it can to stop it being from twitter of all places that some other states were already signing up and I thought they've concluded it harms their states let me look at how much money is at stake and I thought the chances of Colorado will be held harmless from this you see what's happening the federal level so we're going to be fighting so on the methane rule help me understand is someone who is not a lawyer but only plays one on TV where is the podcast on a podcast the vanishing we small and now we know there's actually a pretty big line item yeah there's actually going to be a real impact that's GonNa hurt Colorado with respect to agencies that one we saw in Colorado's species intact so there seems like obvious standing there described to us then how you work with other states auto who benefits and protection so we we take the constitution seriously here in Colorado and in these cases the border walk as the affordable care case there are very tangible gets to bring these lawsuits there's a whole lot of coordination that seems like it's going on behind the scenes that's one of the more fun questions people ask which is how do you guys actually coordinate with each other the trump administration to court and we will look back on one of the largest acts of environmentally motivated sabotage in US history happened twenty one years ago this week Cornea Attorney General's office who's taking the lead in that case reach out before I took office and said are you in I'm like absolutely I thought hard about that you said wanting join a conference call you which has some real unique residents in Colorado is the method rule many people may not realize the methane rules developed here in Colorado in a classic Colorado problem solving way any issues it turns out on car standards it's a slightly different regime you only have two choices you've got the federal floor or you've got the California second on the bailout of the auto companies and I was actually working in the White House shortly thereafter he made a clear offer we're going to bail you guys out can you be responsible in raise your fuel economy I said tell me more I looked at issue is and said Oh yeah this is really a cause for concern signing up for this to the other case I was curious about is California emission sorry if you will and usually those two hadn't been that far apart we are now in a crazy world it's crazy because when President Obama was working on the real wonky concept the clean air act has a model of what scholars and practitioners called cooperative federalism the whole spirit of the Clean Air Act is the states clear that I wasn't committing to sue because I didn't know if we had standing and it's nice to have that lead up but then I looked at the facts over the weekend and what I noticed actually standards and they said yes and so that that gap between California and the Federal Standards Vantage Point because California was new businesses employees revenue in the stage right there ignoring what Kirk said you will spend this money in Colorado Iraq character affected so our governor was apoplectic that actually generate a lawsuit between the governor and Attorney General it got pretty ugly looked at this and I'm like Hey Colorado benefits the feds are in this together and the feds set some basic floor they say you gotTa do at least this much but we're gonNA give you some room to go above that governs a whole series of air quality it's standard is Colorado officially in on that or still watching it we're in your and this is an important one and for me a conference in this was kind of breaking real time and my answer then was this violates separation of powers because Congress was asked to fund the border wall and Congre said no taking this lawsuit that actually was announced before I for me to go I was going to do it on that one on the separation of powers this was a really interesting one because I was correct and then also the the border wall any other big cases that I'm missing a win we'll kind of dive into these one time care action I would put on this it gets to the heart of the Clean Air Act and since you clearly like the legal geeky topics WanNa go with you know we we like to dive deep into policy here here's the here's the would you guys like a little bit of a haircut on your requirement and they're like sure a little bit of the haircut well it wasn't a haircut pruitt shaved the whole head off and so there's basically like being met by the feds with a level of vigilance and commitment then president trump takes office and you get Scott Pruitt as the head of the EPA Scott Pruitt says the auto companies of Colorado's a state absolutely has standing to be concerned about bears ears the legal issue which I'm sure mark explained is fascinating the antiquities asked says has ever written about cooperative federalism this is a threat to this principle and the New York Times wrote a piece recently about this saying it is sad to see there is a direct the presence you'll have the right to declare and designate national monuments period there's no provision law to Undo National Monuments Suing against the EPA gutting the federal standards second advocating for Colorado and air sovereignty under the obviously we haven't seen the trump administration take any actions toward monuments here in Colorado but is that the sort of thing where you would see similar if it from a waiver that is expiring in Twenty Twenty Five I believe and this waiver is something that regularly gets renewed what's Colorado's interest what's are standing what's the legal issues let me follow that bears ears is historically and religiously significant to the utes that includes I think what happened here which is historic is highly problematic and I just want to go back and clarify you Colorado if the state shows would have standing the one way statute that's what the plane Texas so if you're a textualist or if you believe the purpose of the law is preservation the spirit and operations a law when you take one tool like this one and say you can't use it anymore even after we promise that we could I believe you're really undermining the assault on federalism right now and this case is really a strong one to look at before we get to water at I want to spend some quality time on water I want to ask briefly interacts cooperative federalism to join with California and an alternate choice and to give you even a little more walking here Californian whole bunch of states earlier actions or or rave where do you see these cases going over what's happening in in Utah again you so beautifully laid out to structure public health of a state your interfere with their sovereignty and it's not justified under the law and it defies common sense it sounds like you're saying that some of the traditional conservatives I'm to enter into some of these legal fights over bears ears and grand staircase I do believe with bears given the tribes and their religious sources of emissions from power plants so use your tools in a creative way and each state funds their own mix of tools to address quality as long as you don't go below the federal floor that's it looks a whole lot better so cal Colorado in the California's standard game on the later side and that left me as attorney general with two different items on my plate I mutes the mountain utes they are tribes here in Colorado we in Colorado regularly could benefit as those who are tourists and enjoy over the border so I I believe we have an interest on their behalf in that litigation I also believe Colorado has such a close proximity that it will affect us directly as well states' rights arguments you just start to fall apart then where if the stations for states rights unless it's for the environment in which case all of a sudden not talk about tribes then since we're were on the issue how do you approach working with with tribal governments and tribal members on a sovereign state plan ahead use your tools in a way that work for you with the net result like methane emissions Colorado that's one of the tools that you have and you've got lots of tools you've got about national monuments a year and a half ago two years ago we had your former colleague mark squashy on talking about the antiquities act and national monuments so I am watching it and if and when there's a time for us to be able to enter and make voice heard I will be clear I I will defend the antiquities what's your view and thus far I've deferred to their viewpoints and have been very much an advocate protecting tribal members we all know the history to Nathan basis we have a member of our team whose air liaison with both tribes here in Colorado we also have a role in the feds have to take take priorities what they're claiming now I've always been for states having authority to implement laws for those who really want to go walk you can look up article background ethnicity may not be enrolled tribal members or maybe enrolled in tribes are not here in Colorado I value their participation and act I'll defend the principles national monuments because to your other point it could come to Colorado we have this incredible Colorado National Monument just take one example and of American Indian tribes in this country is painful one it's one where the rule of law was often derogated and not followed the trail of tears case being the most we have never ever in the history of the Clean Air Act had a waiver sunsetted before it was legally authorized and what's so problem or years six years the administration on the federal side right now is approaching tribes and tribal consultation or lack thereof so I've not seen close enough how the feds are relating to try water issues but give us a sense of what are the big issues in play and how you're approaching those those talks in those conversations that are happening a Colorado Union Affairs Council that we are a part of in our office that we stay engaged with and it's my commitment to listen to respect and the issue could be debated it's a little academic right now because the posture litigation it's hard for us to actually directly be involved cases moving very slowly that is an understatement obviously selling water rights on gross that used to be agriculture is one way to meet water needs but the collateral consequences there were devastating so what if the president said I'm going to shrink it in half or I'm just get into one tenth of what it was under this administration theory they could do that let's how these issues are meaningful to them I also have a connection that my predecessors law school dean was the founder of the native American Rights Fund in Bolter David Catches and I've learned a lot from him other news you are also a reservoir you vote narrow election Sierra Colorado you're also sovereign of a tribe and you have a spiritual connection to shading guidelines for the river compact we very much don't want to end up unprepared for what's called a call on the river our use of water if it's curtail is a poster child in the words of John Stop Former governors water adviser here how not into water so how do we do it will I we need to plan ahead and we're going to be reading it's it's shocking and the reason it so atrocious is the whole spirit of clean air act is this cooperative federalism hey states you have a range of tools around here we are richer estate because of our tribal members were here and there's also obviously a lot of people who are native American by so that we don't end up in a situation where we're using more than we really have and one key point that I think people here in the waterworld appreciate you can't deficit finance both across the state and then across the region and you'd be too high level takes I what have we learned in Colorado we had an experience with Crowley count jobs to be able to answer the question but I can tell you from my standpoint I am committed I visited with both tribes already for candidate now as a elected officials I am a change first and foremost we are seeing less natural snowpack which one of the reasons I mentioned storage is something we have to be looking at is when you and the headline that is a new concept for some people is voluntary demand management which basically means we use water more smartly more carefully parts now appearing to be the supreme the swing vote on the court what I'd say is Chief Justice Roberts has an awesome responsibility we store water because of climate change there's less natural snowpack we need more forms a smart storage and finally how do we conserve water which could be guests zero escaping hateful such example I'm really committed to doing right by tribes here in Colorado I do you see there is there a contrast to their to hell whether variations less predictability is you've got to be able to be more adaptable so one thing you hear about a lot is we need water infrastructure D- D we were doing in the past and hope it works we've got more people and we've got more variable weather and we have less natural snowpack that is a hard equation we've got to be prepared and planned for that but you you clerked for two legends of the Court Byron Whiten Rpg what is your take on the current makeup with John because he is in many cases the guardian of the courts institutional capacity reputation do get water like last year you WANNA be able to store it and then you want to be able to figure out when you use it because part of the problem with more let's call it and credibility what do I mean by that if people believe that cases are ideologically predetermined before they argued and without regard to the consequences a full conversation on water because honestly that even other words do we can't go deep because that would be another three four episodes we could do just on Colorado River really creatively about how we are more innovative in water management three quick examples how do we reuse water in ways that are more effective how does climate change factor in there does it just add an extra layer of stress on top in terms of uncertainty when it comes to water levels yes real value that is a powerful point because those those tribal members are also Colorado residents rick that's exactly right if you're a member of the and one of his colleagues Charles Wilkinson so that also informs my work here let's change gears and talk about water and I will acknowledge off the top that we don't have enough time for water either have it or you don't and our goal is to be planning ahead using a set of strategies that were not caught unprepared for a involuntary containment into show that the court is a legal institution not simply performing politics by other means when you're involved in one of these cases that is landing before the court going to invalidate it and I think because he understood the consequences would have been terrible for the institution and for the country that happened secondly in the census case last year act with great comedy that C. O. M. Y. for those battling it at home towards stripe so anytime there's an issue that comes up around Indian law we asked them Leslie I want to ask you about is your personal experience with the Supreme Court and I obviously am not going to ask you to weigh in on these specific Colorado cases John's but could also be maybe we switch crops instead of planting alfalfa were planting hemp and we're able to save water that way are those is that the kind of thing that can be in a way that is not planned for would be a disaster for us so we don't want to have that happen we don't WanNa see wholesale buying dry so we have to be planning ahead number two we've got to think proscribed by a compact of you will plant this crop rather than that or are you relying on farmers to do things like that voluntarily so we are trying to work voluntarily and one thing about Chief Justice Roberts he shown a real regard for the rule of law as well as practical consequences obviously the first affordable care case he was a very bad thing for our legal system when I argue this case involving affordable care act I talk about not just the legal arguments but the consequences we were saying the census means with the constitution says everyone has to be counted the constitution's language is an actual enumeration of the entire population rob you know one of the poorest counties in the United States where basically all their water rights in that county were sold in what is now referred to wholesale by and dry parts rules to say that what the trump administration was doing with the census was illegal and I believe that's a very important victory for the rule of law and uh-huh proposition on our ballot here to get money for water infrastructure that is a way to help us prepare for the reality that we can't just do wow do for particularly when it involves multiple states how do you prepare how does your experiences clerk prepare you for a case going there and then Colorado if you get twenty four forty eight seventy two hours off the grid in Colorado similar where where do you go so we would in the affordable care act case could you strike out a whole lot just because one provision might be unconstitutional the answer is no that's not the way the law works that's something obviously well to be a key voice at the table so before case I mentioned I was on this call and I was asked to explain the concept of several ability which is San Luis Valley Great Sand Dunes from a national park but also just enjoying Alamosa in the culture there we've lost many time in the western slope last question out of left field this is one that we we like to ask elected officials when they they come on here where where do you like to get away in ninth aglow lit up the top of the Vail Mountain ski resort in Colorado Three Buildings and four chair lifts burning in a fire so big firefighters Bailey Wick what we have together as a team is really great because everyone has different strengths and team works best when people work together Gi at copper and copper choppers obviously was a big ller for us because our kids both learned
July 1st: New state Senate House district maps W/ Sherrie Peif HR 1
"This is mornings with kale and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi am good morning. Everyone welcome back at his mornings with gail here from the auto collisions. -tudios here in gr- wonderful downtown greeley colorado this sherry pike filling in for gale. So glad to be back with you for a second day. Gail will be back tomorrow. She's taking a few days off to get a little bit of vacation and Doesn't do that very often so when she does. I love having an opportunity to spend some time with the all and was in yesterday and back again today man today. I'll tell you what we've got a full show. I was just giving my producer all the phone numbers to call and all kinds of information coming your way today Trying to get through all of it because of course you know the best of plans can be laid and you think you got everything ready to go and then boom news happens and gotta get right off the bat before we even get into. What's going to happen this morning. a got a press release yesterday afternoon across my desk that is just really disturbing and think we need to just make sure that everybody understands what's going on out there Greeley police announced yesterday late afternoon that over the weekend last weekend. They worked with several different organizations the homeland security investigations. Federal bureau of investigation's colorado bureau of investigations the colorado state patrol and the winds police department busted up an operation to target individuals engaging in the enticement of children for online sexual purposes. That sentence almost makes me want to cry. wow operation. Greeley predators was executed within the city of greeley in correlation with the influx of visitors for the greeley stampede event. The press release said. The suspects were attempting to arrange sexual encounters with a juvenile after responding to ads that were placed on websites commonly perused by suspects seeking illegal. Sex axe. all in all eleven men were arrested of those eleven men. Five were from greeley. Omar faruk twenty-five greeley gaylon dean forbes. Fifty eight fort morgan gustavo. Garza forty seven greeley brian. michael Malla forty-three loveland. Carry a mean. Harry king a forty-three estes park gilbert. Oh luxeuil luck selects. Thirty eight cheyenne ryan dean and forty two greeley shawn timothy mccarthy. Thirty eight eldorado springs. po ray. Thirty five greeley brandon. Joseph cells are twenty nine fort collins and four joseph white thirty four of greeley. All eleven were charged with at least one two different charges soliciting child prostitute which is a class. Three felony and attempted attempted sex assault on a child. A class four felony. Which right off the bat. I'm just gonna say really three and four classes Anytime you start involving children in sex rings those. Those charges need to be a little bit higher than three and four regardless A couple others were also charged with some additional stuff. According to the to the released the suspects were shown are excuse me According to release the really police department said the safety of our citizens and visitors especially children is paramount to the police department. We are very proud and grateful to have such great law enforcement partners to assist us in our mission to protect our community. We would like to use operation success to remind parents of the pitfalls of children be an online unsupervised. I think that's the big key out of this. We have really got to make everything you know. Everything today is online. It doesn't matter what it is. When i bought my stampede tickets when i bought my stampede tickets couple months ago. We bought the regular hardcore tickets. You know they mail them to you in the mail. You got these little tickets. When my son bought his tickets he of course being twenty four years old bought them online. Got them in an online link. You know use his phone to get into the concerts and whatnot and so the other night. We had both tickets to the toby mack concert for sale so when i met the couple downtown to give them the two tickets they looked at me kind of funny because i two different versions. I had one. That was an email link one that was an actual paper ticket because everything is online and i think that's the the question that are. That's the big thing that we need to take away from this. If you have small children teenage children you really need to be paying attention to what's going on on their computers because there are so many different ways to hide what they're doing cover up web pages go into darks go into the dark internet Really pay attention to your children. This just makes my stomach. Turn this morning when i got this press. Release yesterday afternoon I i literally like i said and i've got tears is right now. I cannot think of any crime in america in the world that is worse than Child child sex child sex and child pornography and quite honestly since the state legislatures having such a good time changing the way all of the of the crimes are classed classed and and Charges are made and and and punishment is is set to do. I really honestly think that soliciting of a child prostitute and attempted a sex sex assault on a child needs to be something a little higher than class. Three class four felony. But that was. I just got to. I had to. I had to get that in this morning. Because yeah that's not something that you see every day and it just really turns my stomach and so kudos to the really police department and everybody else for making sure that they stopped that as fast as they could That could have gotten much more ugly than what it was so moving right along we do have a really full show today and i'm so excited to be able to bring in the folks that That i'm going to bring in real quickly in the last couple minutes that we have in this segment we're going to kick off the morning also Put out yesterday. Was the new maps for the state house and senate districts. All these look fun. Lemme tell you there's gonna be some interesting Some interesting races. Coming down the pike in two thousand twenty two pulled a couple of stories off of the colorado sons website and one of them is on the maps the preliminary maps for the new eighth congressional district. And i won't get too much into that simply. Because i know we've talked about that already and i've even talked about that the last time i filled in for gail on her show Wanna talk a little bit about it because it kind of leads into the first draft of colorado's state senate and house district maps and these new maps could actually pit twenty different incumbents against each other in ten different races. They drew the lines so differently. That incumbents are going to be running against incumbents And there's gonna be some folks who probably are going to get left out of some seats now. Obviously these aren't the final maps and they're going to be changed much but the preliminary maps don't look don't look really great. Let me tell you So we're gonna talk about the new maps that are out but then at seven. Oh five andy roberts. The director of parks recreation for the city of greeley will be on helping me figure out what's going on at bittersweet park then at seven thirty five out of the colorado gop chairwoman christie burton. Brown will join me to talk about a request. She put out for an investigation in tau governor. Jared police has handled the covid virus at eight. Oh five we've got formerly mayor and former executive director of the colorado department of transportation. Tom norton is going to join me to talk about senate bill to sixty and what it supposed to be doing. And what he honestly thinks should happen and then at eight thirty five. I've got a friend and president political activists cleaner. Trachsel is gonna come on and we're going to talk a little bit about an the upcoming lincoln day dinner for the well. Gop what that is and why exactly they have that sherry pipe in jail. The power trip weekdays at eleven on thirteen ten kfi k. day's headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcast. Find them at thirteen ten k. K. dot com left back. Everybody sheri pipe in this morning for gale on mornings with gail thirteen. Ten kfi k. And thirteen ten. K of k dot com. If you have anything you want to add to the conversation this morning please feel free to call in nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten or text us at nine seven zero four seven eight thirteen ten. If it's your first time texting. Please make sure that you techs k of k to that number before you use it. I would love to hear from anybody to see if they have any opinions on anything going on. You know a really The maps yesterday came out. The first draft of colorado's new state senate district maps came out and i wasn't surprised to see that there's going to possibly be Some incumbents pitted against each other. You know both of the i pulled the both stories. I pulled from the colorado sun. They were done It was a combination of several different reporters. Put these together. This is a lot of work and I have to give kudos to the sun for the for the job that they did on this. But in both instances the it immediately starts off with preliminary maps drawn by non partisan redistricting staff. Yeah no nonpartisan. Not even in my vocabulary when it comes to the to these groups when i was in when i filled in for gail the last time we talked about the eighth congressional district drawing in the new maps there and and how the four independent commissioners on these maps All of their political donations have gone to nothing. But the democrat party bernie sanders and amy klobuchar And elizabeth warren were all recipients of their money in the last election. So i've a really hard time when you start off the bat with saying these are independent. Nonpartisan redistricting groups but that being said aside Briefly i wanna. I wanna touch base on the eighth congressional district map you know. I said all along that somewhere along the line while county was going gonna pay the price in this. And that's exactly what happened. They claim that they tried to keep counties whole except for. They did not keep weld county hall. Of course they wouldn't keep weld county all they pulled Parts of they pulled brighton and platt ville out and parts of brighton are are in weld county. And clearly platt ville the entire district or the entire town of platt. Ville is in weld county so both of those would move into the new district new eighth congressional district as it stands now with westminster broomfield thornton brighton and platt ville making up. That and the a legislative attorney advising the redistricting commissions jeremiah. Berry has said in this in this article in the sun that the reason that they did this was that they recognize that. This was the fastest growing area of the state. And this and the second part of the recognition was that even though thirty percent of the population of colorado are hispanics. None of the current seven districts are represented by hispanic. So they tried to put together a district that Better represented the hispanics in colorado and. That's great and that's fine and there's no problem with that The only problem with that is basically what they've done is they have created two very large rural districts one on the east and one on the west part of the state. And then a swath of the other six districts running straight through The middle of the state. Right along the i twenty five corridor that i found this. I found this article interesting. Because it it quotes The the Chairwoman of the colorado democ- democratic party as as not being favorable of it thinking that it was favor of fate more favorable to the republicans and i have also heard that some republicans think it's favorable to the republicans and i'm i'm just not sure i if anybody's out there listening and understand this map better. I'd really like to hear why anybody thinks this. Map is favorable to the republicans but colorado democratic party. Chairwoman morgan carroll said. She was disappointed by the map. Arguing that the proposed districts the gop while this quote while this preliminary plan seems to put a thumb on the scale for republicans. It is too soon to know how commissioners will change them. Close quote she. She told the colorado sun in a statement Briefly the third so the third congressional district which is currently represented represented by republican lauren. Bogert it would gain eagle summit grand park teller and fremont counties all very blue districts. So you're taking the third congressional district and you're turning it into a purple district. So that's the first district that i don't understand how anybody thinks it's benefits the republicans And in addition to adding several very blue counties they pulled out of the third district they pulled out the san luis valley and pueblo county which are both relatively conservative and added those into the fourth congressional district so the fourth congressional district which we all are in would very absolutely much remain remain red But the third congressional district would become Very competitive the other part of this is the seventh congressional district This one now this one kind of interests me because it actually could become pretty competitive. It is currently represented by ed pearl metre democrat and he barely according to the sun remains in this district. They even say that he remains in this district by about fifty yards so the line drawn for the seventh congressional district must be really close to mr pearl metres house. But it says it even they say it looks like it's going to be the most the most competitive In two thousand eighteen the republican candidate for the attorney general one in the seventh congressional district and under the new lines of the seventh congressional district. i just lost my spot and i'm sorry Oh it shifted it to include castlerock and they dropped a lot of the northern suburbs out of it including most of our vada so the seventh congressional district lost blue in arvada and northern and northern denver suburbs but it gained read in picking up castle. Rock 'cause castlerock tends to be a pretty conservative part of the state so ed pro-meta maybe in for a fight of his life down there since even in the last election George brock ler. One that district already. Despite the fact that phil wiser one by the state so moving on The other part of this the analysis that was done by the sun currently sees it this way so currently in in the in congress we have four democrats and three republicans One district one to six and seven are all currently held by democrats and district's three four and five are currently held by republicans under this current map. According to the sun districts one and two would solidly go to the democrats they already hold those and district's four and five would solidly republicans vary hold that where it gets interesting is. Republicans would have the advantage of nearly ten percentage points in the third and three percentage points in the seventh. That's the flip there. That's the flip with the ed pearl mutter district in the seventh where the republicans might be able to pick up the seventh congressional district. That's the only positive that that i can see coming out of this map That being said it's only three percentage point advantage for the republicans wear democrats would hold a twelve and a half about a twelve and a half percent advantage in the sixth district and a seven point. Three percentage advanced in advantage in the eighth district. So those four districts Pretty much split all eight districts at this at the way the sun sees it. All districts are pretty much split. I guess since state representatives are since our rep. Excuse me i guess. Since our representatives are elected every two years will find out soon enough in two thousand twenty two who actually gains the advantage but many people are seeing this as a win for the republicans if the if the maps stay as they are are seeing this as a win for the republicans because rather than a four three split will end up with four split berry. Went up berry. Said that actually maximizing the political competitiveness wasn't really the highest priority for for the commission but they wanted to focus more on the constitutional requirements which was equal papa equal population and protecting minority voters from gerrymandering. So they also wanted to keep rural areas together. Which they did like i said. There's one big one big rural area on the east and one big rural area on the west they were able to keep those together And of the sixty four counties they were able to keep fifty five of them holy in one district so when we come back we'll get into the maps which is more interesting the maps of the new senate and house district sherry pipe in for gale here mornings with kale days. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. Or local talk coming up next with no co now. Northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi welcome back. Everybody cherry pipe in this morning at four gale on mornings with gail thirteen ten k. And thirteen ten. Kfi dot com. Yeah the weather and the traffic. Continue to take their toll on me. I've never known myself to stumble over my words except for when it comes time to tell you what the weather and traffic. But that's okay we'll get there so back to what i do know about. And that is these political maps We we finished up on the new eighth congressional maps. And i want to really get into these. These maps of the new state senate and house district maps. These are the ones that right now. The preliminary maps really Really look to be interesting. you know. it's it's kinda funny because once again they start off the colorado article that i that i pulled this from starts off right off the bat talking about The nonpartisan redistricting staff. And i can't say too much negative about what these maps looked like at this point because they pretty fairly hit the democrats. Pretty hard When you when. I talk about the headline says that they could pit twenty incumbents against each other. The bulk of those are democrats against democrats so we could see some pretty intense changes when it comes to those districts really seeing Current sitting democrats having to fight each other For the offices that they already hold. But i you know. I'm just gonna i'm just gonna say it. I'm sure the democrats will pass a bill to find a way to get around it. Because they find even though. I know that they can't and it's a constitutional thing. Nothing else seems to bother them so you never know. You've proved that they don't care. They've proved that they don't care some time. So i'm sure they'll just find a way to to pass a bill out of the situation that they're in anyway we'll move by degrasse. We'll move on according to the article. What's interesting is that so we all know. The house is elected every two years so it doesn't matter they'll all be required to run again and if they have to run against each other they have to run against each other. But nobody's really sure how changes are going to apply to the senators Because there are elected to four year terms and according to the sun senators drawn into new districts would be entitled to complete their current terms however if two senators who are both elected to four year terms ended up in the same district next year and they both still have time left to serve. Then what happens you know. Nobody's really sure how that ends up. And the same attorney that that i quoted from the last story Jeremiah berry said that. That's an issue that they're really having to look at hard and it's probably something that will end up in the colorado supreme court. We'll have to end up deciding how that will be handled Because the state constitution does require that state senators and representatives live in their district for at least a year before they are elected to office. So we'll we'll see what happens there but it is definitely an interesting conundrum that these maps have drawn themselves into so two incumbents are placed together in at least thirteen of the house. Districts and seven include to democrats five include two republicans and one includes a democrat and republican so in house district fifty three. You will see republican house. House members matt soper of delta and mark catlin montrose have both currently been placed into the same district house district thirty five democrat representatives. Julie mcklusky of dylan dylan roberts of avon have both been thrown into that district. Republican representatives richard turf of akron and rod pelton of cheyenne. Wells have been moved into house district. Forty democrat senators faith winter of westminster and rachel zinger of r vata in senate district eight. Oh i just crossed over. And i apologize. Let me back up here. Let's let's start over. And i just flipped the wrong page. Let's go back to the senators when we're talking about the senators democrat senators. Faith winner of westminster rachel's end zinger. Of vada have both been moved into district. Twenty eight. winter is actually up for reelection. Next year while zen zinger doesn't end her term until twenty twenty four so that would be the first one that would be interesting because then zinger would be allowed to Continue her seat and faith. Winter is done anyway and there is some talk of faith winner running for that. New house district That new senate district or the new house district in the united states congress in the eighth congressional district. So we'll see how that turns out. Democrats senators chris coker centennial and jeff. Bridges of greenwood village have both ended up in senate district eighteen. Both of those are up for re election in twenty twenty. Four democrat senators. Chris hansen and robert rodriguez of both of them have denver ended up district twenty. Two only one is up for reelection next year. Now it'd be rodriguez democrat. Here's where it's going to affect those of you in this area And probably the one that you know really. Isn't that big of a deal. Because as a democrat versus a republican but democrat senator sonia lewis of longmont was placed into and republican senator barbara kirk meyer of brighton was placed into district. Thirty two so barbara kirk mar currently represents senate district twenty three. She has now been placed into sonia. Lewis's district of thirty two. Both of them are up for reelection in two thousand twenty four now senate district. Thirty two tends to be a lot more blue than the twenty three that barbara kirk mara currently represents so they have even though it would be a republican versus democrat affectively drawn barbara. Out of a report. Out of her republican. Well red district and put her place into a pretty solid blue thirty. Two republican senator kevin pre of henderson and democrat senator. This is another one of those words. Republicans pitting a democrat democrat senator. Dominick marino of commerce city were both placed into district thirty. Both them are term limited in two thousand. Twenty four republican. Senator larry listen. Democrats senator pete lee both colorado springs and district thirteen Lee is up for reelection in two thousand twenty two enlisted not until two thousand twenty four. That's another one that could could turn out to be rather interesting because lee comes up for reelection in two thousand twenty two but listen is Not up for election until twenty twenty four so would list and be able to continue to hold a seat that lee already holds and lee would have to just back down. Nobody knows where the that's where the supreme court is gonna have to come in and say you know what's up. what are we doing. And then finally republican senator chris. Holbert and republican senator. Jim smallwood both of parker were drawn into district. Sixteen hobart is term limited next year and small. What is up for election in two thousand twenty four so democrats have held the senate democrats held the senate from twenty four to twenty twelve republicans. Held it from two thousand fourteen to two thousand sixteen and then in two thousand eighteen democrats regained the senate Six of the seventeen senate seats are up for grabs in twenty twenty two and are sixteen six of the seventeen seats that are up for grabs in two thousand twenty two will be open because incumbent are term limited and currently democrats. Hold a five vote lead. So that's on the senate side of things on the house side of things we've got First term republicans. Ron hanks and stephanie luck were both thrown into john into house district. Thirty four republicans. Terry carver and andrey pico. Both of colorado springs were drawn into forty eight democrat. Eighty hooton in judy. Amicable were both of boulder. Were drawn into thirty. Seven publicans kim ranson and mark bazeley. Both of littleton were drawn into thirty. Three keeping in mind again. These elections are up for reelection every two years. So every one of these thirteen different incumbent house or thirteen different house seats were encumbrance will be pitting against each other. All of them will have to run against each other if they want to be reelected unless are termed out which is in the case of the house. Thirty feet kim. Ranson is actually term limited democrat. Representatives carry tipper of lakewood and lisa cutter of littleton drawn into house district ton democrat representative alex valdez and house. Speaker alex garnett both denver moved into to garnett is term limited democrat reps. David ortiz and meg frolic of inglewood moved into house. Nine democrat reps kyle meluka of north clan and the adera cavero carve. Eeo of thornton are in twenty eight. Democrats shannon bird of westminster matt gray of broomfield our in house district twenty seven and democrat representative tracy burnett of longmont and republican. Here's the one Weld county Weld county effect is republican. Dan woo of erie. We're both on into house district thirty eight now. I haven't had both of them are in their first term. I haven't had a chance to look at the new house district thirty eight but dan woo already represents a swath that includes a large section of blue in the eerie area. So i'll be curious to see how this turns out if they drew. Dan walk into a more blue. How he's currently represents house district sixty three and my guess is house district. Thirty eight has has been solid blue just knowing the area has been solid blue for a long time. And they have conveniently hit weld county again with barbara kirk. Meyer taking her of twenty three and throwing her into thirty two and take down wu out of sixty three and throwing him into thirty eight. They are conveniently Getting rid of a couple of wanting trying to get rid of a couple of republicans so the one thing about these maps however is that they will change quite a bit between now and the time that they are finally They're finally Finalized but for now folks. They don't look good I haven't had a real hard chance to look at the maps. Like i said they just came out last night. But i've also heard that house district forty eight which is Currently held by weld county resident. Tony van that they pulled the unc district out in place that into hers. Pull that out of house district fifty and place that into house district forty eight left have to take a closer look at that as time goes on but for now the sherry pipe in for gale when we come back. What the whole sports story in northern colorado state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten. Kfi k. If you miss any portion of mornings with gail go to ten k. k. a. dot com to download the podcast today bacter- gale. Welcome back everybody. It is six fifty four this morning. Sheri hi in gail from the auto clues specialists studio here at kfi so happy to be with you Now that the whole maps conversation is over. We can get into something that near and dear to everybody's heart bittersweet. I have lived here for fifty three years and bittersweet park has always been the focal point of greeley sits. Right in the dead center of town You can't miss it. It's one of the most beautiful parks is one of the i mean to me. It is literally greeley's premier park. There are a ton of great parks in town. There is doubt but bittersweet is the park that we really have taken the most pride over over the years. It's like i said it's it's right in the center of town and so last summer when they started doing all the irrigation changes and and everything we all kind of just understood that those things happen and you have to make those changes and you have to do those things and so we went through the last summer with a park. that didn't look so pretty. But hey that's okay um and then this spring rolled along and all of a sudden i started. I work out four days a week over there at One of the clubs over in that area. And so i drive by it. Dr specifically by it intentionally four times a week to get to the gym and every time i drive by it i was noticing more and more danny lines more and more weeds more and more brown grass. The grass didn't look like it had been mowed. It was really starting to make me cry. And then i started getting phone calls from friends across across the city going. What is going on. What is going on. What is going on so i talked have occasion to talk a couple times. The city manager roy auto about what was happening and a couple of other folks from the city of greeley and there is an intent purpose to what is taking place over there. It may not be what we all want to see. It may not be you know what we're all super happy with but we may have to give them a little bit more time to really get it going as to what's happening over there But when we come back in the next hour. I will be joined by the director of parks and recreation. And nick roberts to fully explained everybody just exactly what is happening right now. It is six fifty seven and this time check is sponsored by the candlelight dinner playhouse where shrek the musical take center stage through august. Twenty second for tickets and show information visit. Colorado candlelight dot com party in northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten k of k the block party wednesdays from four to ten pm. Unc bears plan nothern. Colorado's voice one zero three point one and thirteen ten kfi k. Who welcome back. Yeah so looking really forward to my conversation with andy mcroberts and what has taken place at bittersweet park. It has some of us pretty sad and some of us understanding and hopefully more of us will be understanding when once we get a chance to talk to art to andy otherwise thirteen ten. Kfi greeley loveland fort collins it seventy.
June 26th: Brian Seifried co-owner of Lunas Tacos & Tequila
"Yes, it is dry. It's not five o'clock yet, but hey, your boss looking. Go ahead and sneak out a little bit early. Hit is no co now live from the Lisbon Specialist Studios I am. Tanner's went right Kelly doing the production work. We have a fun show lined up for you to. Cap Off the week here, troy covert. Verdel News and sports director here at Camp K.. We'll be joining me in a matter of moments about ten minutes from now I suppose he will be during the program. We'll be talking about changes happening at UNC, we'll talk about Ed. McCaffrey, that was some of the news. It was in the headline. Not Too long ago is Eddie. Mac is going to he's. Nominee for the college football hall of fame, so we'll be talking about that. The tennis programs at UNC have been cut as well so we're going to talk about the state of the University of Northern Colorado. We'll also talk about this other the other news that has come across the state, including the toppling of of different statues, and we'll get into all that much much more then, joining us a little bit later on the show. It is Brian Saif read the CO owner of Louis Tacos into kilos wells owner of wing shack. We're GONNA. Be talking about the open consumption. Consumption that is going to be happening downtown. What that looks like man I've got so many questions that I'm going to be throwing it. Brian and I know that there's a lot of stuff that still needs to get sorted out so by any means I don't expect to have all those answered at here today, but Brian and other people down in the downtown area. Area Brennan is also on the board, so we'll get his thoughts on. How this is GonNa? Look and what people can expect and we're GONNA. Get some new information on that. And of course we will get to the headline that caught my eye as well, but I as we do every day. Let's get to the northern Colorado News starting first with a story out. Out of the Greeley Tribune Greeley, police, searching for suspect engaging related stabbing able twentieth incident led to assault charges, so they're looking for a man who is wanted in connection with a gang related stabbing and April in Greeley Leonardo Rodriguez thirty five year old is one by police for first degree assault, following an April twenty fifth incident in the area of Twentieth St. And Twenty Eighth Avenue. The victim was later identified as an adult male who was transported to see MC with serious injuries they learned the incident was gang related, and it was turned over to the gang unit detectives to investigate earlier this month. The Unit I identified Rodriguez, the suspects stabbing originated from an argument between Rodriguez and the victim over gang politics while they were in prison so. So this coming from an Delaney over at the Greeley, tribune so gang searching for the suspect. Rodriguez is described as having black hair, Brown eyes, and five feet, four inches, tall and one hundred and eighty pounds, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections, so let's jump now another story coming out of the Greeley Tribune Lamoure? County fair to take place with altered format, due to Dacoven nineteen. I love this. This is from Tamara Marquardt. When you pull this story up the the the leading picture of it is just three cow behinds. It's just a love it anyhow. The if you're aboard, has announced the for is taking place and restrictions beginning Sunday. July nineteenth through Tuesday August fourth at the ranch we've we spoke with Keith Maxxie not too long ago. About what it's going to look like for the Greeley the Weld County Fair that it will be taking place as well, but the the Larry County fair will be featuring four h competitions, livestock, auction, auctions and virtual components. However, the carnival fair vendors food booths entertainment will not take place for the twenty twenty minutes so pretty much exactly what you can expect for the Twenty Twenty Weld County Fair be expecting that for the Larimer County Fair as well. And this is this is no surprise, right? We knew that it's it's still a little too early to be having that big of gatherings without any sort of contact tracing or any of those preventative measures that you can put into place so not a big, not a big surprise, but still larimer county. Fair is going to happen this coming again tomorrow, Marquardt. Marquardt out of the Greeley Tribune. Let's keep it rolling here. This piece coming out of the Colorado and and well. The Colorado brewers festival was supposed to be this weekend, and it was not, and I know that that affected a lot of people. The people of Fort Collins with people of Northern Colorado as a whole. They love their beer, but normally. Normally. This is supposed to be happening over this weekend but was postponed because of the coronavirus organizers hoped to rescheduled for the fall, according to the downtown business associations website in honor of the event up on the Colorado and they've got pictures from last year's event, so you gotta get a chance to look back and live through some of some great beers that are happening that happened over the last year at the Colorado brewers festival want to get your thoughts on any of these news stories as we continue to roll through them, and you can call it, Santa out feed mill hotline at nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, nine, seven, zero, three, five, three, thirteen, ten or the. Text Line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six, some of the big news that has been happening. Over the state. Is the representation? The lawyer representation for Elijah McLean as there has been, this has been a pretty publicized case and the lawyer representing McLean's family plans independent investigation of his death this coming from. Coming way of the Colorado and as well the lawyer for the family of Elijah Mclean a black man who died after being stopped by suburban police Denver police last year, because he was quote being suspicious at Friday, she and Mcclain's relatives will conduct their own investigation of an official inquiry that cleared three white police officers of wrongdoing, Mary? Newman, told the Associated Press. That decision reflects her suspicions toward government investigations of cases of alleged police misconduct. This came after a day after governor police. Police announced he was appointing. Attorney General Phill Wiser to reinvestigate and possibly prosecute the officer. So this has been one of those stories that are starting to again sort of float to the top of the top of the news cycle, and this is the change that we're talking about shining light on some of these people who were maybe not represented in the way that they were or that. The system fell short for. This is what this is all about and we're starting to see it. After over two decades of doing this wrong, my experiences that families cannot rely on the government to believe police itself new and said Co, and so my work is to continue to seek justice to the civil justice system, so we're doing our own investigation and preparing a civil rights lawsuit new, and declined to elaborate provide details about the independent investigation, so some big news happening there as well, but that is a look around in Colorado News, and what has been happening, not only northern. Northern Colorado but across state I want to save some of this because I know troy coverdale is going to give us the rundown of all of the the big news stories that have happened across the state throughout the course of this week before we take a break here and get to troy, though I do, WanNa talk to you about Jane Insurance J Nine Crop Insurance. Janine Freeman carried verge I think by now everybody knows just how trustworthy and and how good people they are. But what is it exactly that the D. Right? What do they bring well? The experts staff Jan. Crop Insurance is dedicated to making sure. Your crops and farming operation are protected from the unexpected. We had another thunderstorm come over northern Colorado today still no hail knock on wood, but gene capture has been providing crop coverage in Colorado. Wyoming Nebraska since nineteen, ninety-seven and crop hail I mean that's one of the big things that they do. 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We continue to have big news stories that happen. Every single day and joining us for a recap of the big stories of the week is our news and sports director when Mr Troy Coverdale Troy appreciate you jumping in here. Man and well I'll let you kind of get caught up on some of those big stories, and we can work our way through them. I, I would like to see those big ball. Stop spending maybe because I want off at this point. Unless you can A. A spaceship to take you out there, troy but Hey. Let's let's work our way through this. One of the big developments that is taking place even today as we speak is in Denver, where overnight the monument that really is a is a dedication of a one that was made to look Christopher. Columbus kind the DAVINCI. You look with the two circle surrounding him it that came down as protesters for a second night in Denver were able to get a statue off of the monument that it was attached to and leave it for cleanup later, of course, the other one being the memorial to. To the civil war dead, but it had its issues that are based in the Sand Creek massacre earlier today. The Kit Carson statue was taken down by the city. Of Denver, and that is down until such a point in time as there can be a conversation as to what to do going forward with that statue because of the fact that Kit Carson was an Indian Scout, and there's plenty to be discussed in that related to whether or not. He was involved in such things. As rape and the like and so we find ourselves in interesting times and Colorado even without true civil war connections for the most part finds themselves with this on a on a different basis than the maybe the confederate areas of the country are but. Find ourselves dealing with it just the same troy and this is a conversation that is obviously happening across the nation. As you mentioned, I want to read you a text. That just came in here. saying I tell you the monument that needs to be torn down. That's blues before the Horse out by the airport deadly. Maybe something that. Everybody could maybe get behind you because I know, there's a big conversation about these statues and say hey. We gotTA learn from it. If we don't learn from history, it's doomed to repeat itself so there's a national debate going on, but I don't think there's any arguments from anybody about blue sopher needing big at torn down. No, I think you're probably pretty right there as you know when when you erected a statue after it's killed its creator. Little odd to begin with. It is for sure troy, so obviously. This monument conversation is one that's going to continue to take place for the foreseeable future. We will see you know. WE'RE GONNA see Denver's probably GonNa continue to take these preventative measures until that conversation is had because you know I. Just WanNa talk about strictly like from a liability standpoint at the is pulled down and falls on somebody. I mean that right and it's not light, so there's a lot of things that play into this outside of these social socioeconomic factors, the plan as well interestingly North Carolina has in a law that was designed to force statues to remain in place unless there was quote Unquote A. Public Safety issue well the folks. At the University of North, Carolina have utilized that public safety portion to be able to bring down some of these statues on campus, because as they look at it the public safety matter is that you could have people bringing them down now and hurting. Someone in the process wasn't exactly what the legislature had in mind North Carolina when they put that line place, but it. It qualifies for for now anyway, at least as a judge would see it, and we'll see what plays out there, but. And it's interesting. The president just sent out the tweet a few moments ago as did his press secretary that that they are putting in place, the executive order now what that executive order is going to mean, and and what real actions will take to try and protect statues I don't know, but that being pushed out this afternoon by the president means that this is going to be a matter that's going to be at the center of discussion through the weekend still speaking with Troy Coverdale News in sports director here at thirteen ten K of k another big. Pizza requiring the Governor to step in is the investigation into alleged McLean. Yay The governor asking for Phil. Wiser the Attorney General to take over the investigation into that and essentially pushing aside the district attorney. Because of the fact that let's face it. Storing out getting national play, because of the fact that if in so many ways people see it as a as a cut and dried matter and could not understand why charges haven't been in place or why. The investigation has moved so slow in many ways. It's the Ahmad Aubrey case at least in terms of the legal side of it. reductions because of the length of time that it is taken for these things to to move along to this point and. The Governor I. Think felt that he was really put into a position where it didn't make sense to continue to allow for the community and the DA to continue to investigate it when they've already had a few missteps in that matter, specifically one of the people that they had hired to investigate. It is someone who. is in the larger scheme of things, someone who usually defends police in such situations rather than someone that they felt that could do. An independent investigation wants that background was found out so now it moves to being a state level investigation and a Lotta. People are happy about that. I'm just. To See. If. We wind up with a another case in the near future. Do we continue that route or will da's be allowed? L. A. Bit of room to do their work. without those pressures necessarily being put on them. Here, what's the? What's the timeline look like? Now that the investigation does go to the state level. Albouy there's a good question for you because really. Nothing much has been said about that timeline could be going forward in the bad part about that. Is that you've essentially are beginning the investigation, maybe not completely over, but you are adding eyeballs to it at this point, and I think if you're wiser, you're going to want to go back to as much of the basic information as you can get, so it winds up. delayed a bit again. I think because you're effectively starting from scratch. Well we will find out and I. Figured that they weren't GonNa put another another timetable on it, because they wanna make sure and do their due diligence now and come to the right conclusion so kind of not not incredibly surprising there. Troy. Let's as we continue our conversation here with Roy over. And Sports Director obviously. The Voice of the bears UNC with some tough news over the last week, the cutting of their tennis program. Yeah, it was a matter where. The fact that workout West. Closed its tennis portion of that facility. Oh, about a year ago! Play a bigger factor probably than what people may realize as that was UNC's quote, Unquote home away from home in indoor facility that will allow them to practice when the weather was bad would allow them to host events when the weather was bad instead of trying to get everything played on their home courts which sit just outside of the practice gym just off to the side of the practice gym there on campus. You, so you began to see that program have to travel as far as Denver to get in just practice time so between time on the road mileage gas, all of those things adding up I, it just really became a situation where from a financial standpoint, it wasn't going to be feasible going forward with with unfortunately those two programs, and you find yourself also in the situation where the big sky has elected to change albeit slightly the rules that have been in place in the past in terms of numbers of sports that you have to sponsor core sports that you have to sponsor. To be a member of the Big Sky, and it wasn't just UNC. Making that cut this week. Southern Utah made the cut also on that same day of their men's and women's tennis program. When you step back, there's a solid group of programs being cut not just at not just of tennis, but of baseball we're seeing there have been track and field teams that have been cut There are a lot of question marks going forward and. And if there's no football air is going to be a lot more well. Let's let's have that conversation. Here I mean Dockery Feinstein. When he walked into this job as the president of the university, he was facing some serious serious budget decisions. He had to make that way now with Cova nineteen on top of that I. Don't envy his situation at all, but troy realistically. If we look at the this, there could be more cuts like this to come. Eastern Washington is in the midst of even worse cuts in the grand scheme of things to the point that in the last two years. They have whittled down there colleges on the. From seven to four, and now are having to turn around and make tremendously deep cuts in the athletic department up to a thirty percent cut to each program budget, wise going forward, and all kinds of questions whether or not they will be able to sustain and be able to remain a division one member so that this is this is going to be a deep problem for a longer time, probably than what people expect because of you know just as any other thing plays into it right now with our businesses with. Just how we look at our schools and the things that are going on with them related to corona virus, all of the uncertainty adds up all of the funding issues that have raised their head in the past are exacerbated now and when you start adding up all of these factors, it's not a pretty sight. Troika! Rail News in sports director here at cave. K. Want to get your thoughts on one final topic here. I had a writer who who said on the program that he had heard from from a coach, and maybe being a little bit facetious or at least expanding a little bit. They're saying that. If we don't have college football, we could see the death of college athletics now. Obviously, that's a pretty severe thing, but. But Troy. There is some truth to that. There is a lot of truth to that. There is a tremendous amount of truth to that unfortunately in a lane. Let's go back to Let's go back to the cutting of sports and programs Yukon this week cut four programs for programs from their offerings. Football was not one of them, but there was some feeling among people in the northeast that maybe they should at least. least drop back to NFC. s level their reasoning for not doing so is because they have their contracts in place in the ACC. And football is the workhorse when it comes to money, and what it funds for the rest of the Department or as I have begun to refer to it. The football players are the essential workers of college athletics at this point. Yeah, there's no doubt about the head and and Troy One I. I guess I have one last thing for you. Sure Eddie Mack. He is obviously that was a great for all intensive purposes at the moment it great pr higher from UNC standpoint a lot of buzz around it. What can you do at the college level? We don't know yet, but now you have to deal with all the businesses getting hit by this. Can that I mean obviously it's GonNa hurt the people in the stands. What have you heard anything about? Boosters and sponsors, and has there been a mass exodus. Where does that look and how big of a role is this cove nineteen going to play on Eddie Mack first year on boy. That's a tremendous question and to be honest. I've been broached the business question. with any wanted to university because of the fact that there are other. Other things at play. There are so many other priorities really as they try to put things together for this coming athletics year I mean we're not talking just the fall, but you're trying to loot. Look into the future beyond just that just football season in volleyball season, so I haven't really touched on on the business side of it because I know that. They're scrambling over there right now again to with a with a staff that has been cut because of the amount of budget cuts that have been that have taken place on campus, and you're looking at a good portion of the athletics, coaches, assistant coaches, and the like that are furloughed for the moment because of all of it so. There there are so many questions going around. The product on the field is one that hasn't been hasn't been discussed nearly as much as just trying to make sure that everybody stays healthy and that. Try to keep up with what is going to be going on. In right now. What is going on on a day to day basis? Troy appreciate your insight. Appreciate your time catching us up on some of these big stories around not only northern Colorado, but the state will look forward to doing it maybe next week we will be off next. Friday but next Thursday. Let's plan on getting a recap from me again as well sounds good all right? Thanks! That's Troy Coverdale News and sports director here at KFI. Practice physical therapy and sports medicine. Look I can only tell you so much about these guys. If you're in the need for physical therapy, there's nobody better. There's just quite frankly nobody better in northern Colorado, then these guys whether it's really or eaten. They've got the facilities and they've got the expertise. You know that's something that a lot of people don't think about well. What about the equipment that they have? Yeah, they've got top of the line equipment as well PROACTIVE COLORADO DOT com for more information all right, we'll have brian ciphered. Read on the CO owner of Luna's tacos and Tequila. Downtown consumption, and what that's GonNa look like that much much more coming up. It's no cone now right here on thirteen ten KFI gay. Let's get a look at the bottom of the hour news and weather center. Holes sports story in northern Colorado state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen Kfi. From the Outer Collision Specialists Studios. Now I am your host Tanner swint now. This is a topic that I ever not too long ago. Owner of bricks brewing town Tommy dire join me a couple of weeks. Go to work our way through this, and it's the open consumption. I like the term food court more because it brings back some really good positive memories about my time at the mall as a child, but that's kind of what downtown Greeley has been working towards to try and get done well the. Sign off on, it pushed it through to the city council, and the City Council unanimously approved. This idea now comes the logistics of it and joining me now to talk about it is co owner of Luna's tacos and Tequila Brian Cy. Free Brian. Thank you so much for taking some time and joining me this afternoon, my friend. Canon pleasure to be on the line with the eleven direct from the newly reopened Patrick's Irish pub right I love him I man you haven't you haven't a cold one for myself as well? Absolutely it will call. For the Friday evening and the Patrick actually reopened. Housemaid sour dough, some brats, and and a little bit of food kind of on the new reiteration of Patrick Downtown, so maybe a little snack. And Abreu before the shift of the DACA shop tonight for sure man, will I know we've had a lot of innovation happening. Downtown and open consumption is an idea that is getting its start here. Walk us through what this is GonNa, look like Ryan. Or very excited to kind of open up you know the historic treasure. There is the downtown Plaza I'm to the community for some some safe socially distance dining that everybody knows. We were all shut down for quite some weeks, and we reopen, and you know governor and state officials, and decided to restrict capacity making it difficult for the community to enjoy what downtown is all about and. You know sharing the beautiful start building the wonderful delicious food and drink and the and the culture that makes really great. So the idea I'm gonNA. I came to us. Other Communities Kinda signed up a series of ropes and extending their actual liquor licenses. we didn't really feel like that was the sense of community that makes downtown Greeley. Dad's and we want some those little more open, so if you wanted to enjoy Margarita from the Rio and Sonoran hotdog from lewd is in a slice of pizza from coast off the same table with your family together at one time. We wanted folks to be able to do that so their idea. What's Kinda credit open consumption district where you can get takeout food and beverage for many of the lovely downtown establishments with her on the plaza or even Royal Nepal or excuse me the Sherpa Grill now and the other kind of Jason restaurants and bring it to some community season on the plaza. To enjoy food and drinks and we're real excited. To hopefully get this all kicked off Wednesday, the first Wednesday the first star data. Okay, that was one of my questions I had also will so this means that eighth and ninth street be closed. Does that also mean this will be Monday through Sunday? Will this just be on the weekends? When will the? When will this be taking place? starting the first eighth and ninth street plazas will be closed. We already had those great gates that were used for other community events they. Swing, they'll get close and those plaza and those blocks will both be close to traffic seven days a week on the weekdays. It'll be eleven a. m. they'll be. Consumption will be allowed. Eleven am commit night on the week and we're eight am to midnight to allow for our neighbors like. Already breakfast spots of the city They're eating and drinking as well so we'll be close to traffic We're losing a couple downtown parking spaces, but they're playing ample parking house parking lot down nine th avenue, ten streets, and if you gotta go all the way, a block away to the Seventh Avenue over by the Chamber of Commerce, you'll train station over. There's plenty of. Free Parking It was worth the sacrifice, a few parking spaces and the traffic on those two blocks to create enough space to have a meaningful amount of season. You know we kind of looked at doing it with traffic in place. And then we started worrying about what if people bringing their families or what if somebody WANNA bring their dog down into? Have traffic that close to folks. Dining on the plaza became a safety concern for us and obviously wanted to spread the CD out as well we want. Or they are older or have some sort of existing condition that would make you a little more worried about Because circumstances we wanted to make safe welcoming atmosphere for all from the from the pandemic perspective, but then also from the perspective of you know trafficking and making sure. The community place to hang out where you don't have to worry. Owner of Luna's tacos indicates Brian for joining US talking about open consumption happening at the downtown area look, I was in favor of this from the get go a lot of questions that go into this as well though insurance liabilities. How does that all look from a little bit more of a a business standpoint? But then in a group of us about represent about. You know twelve different establishments right down down even drinking within the restaurants, coffee shops bars so we put our heads together, and we've already worked together on most of these within the the format of. Friday fest event, so we already had relationships with insurance those that specialize in event insurance. we already had relationships with security company. We are going to get a little bit of security and Kinda. Host staff. Make sure folks are keeping safe table. They're getting cleaned and sanitized on the weekends and I short shifts during the week and then the restaurants are going to be taking taking turns kind of on the. Floor Times a day. You know between two and five on everyone on staff at the restaurant. Taking turns so it actually logistically thanks to all the hard work that has been done before us was fairly easy to put together from that that business standpoint We're fortunate enough to have some sponsors. High country beverage one of our One of our beverage distributors working with a couple of other companies get some sponsors to help us to further cost. Obviously, our industry's. been affected greatly in in in a lot of us are still struggling to to get enough revenue to make ends meet, so we're really going to rely on on the community to help support some the logistics that are going to make this happen and we've been real. Pleased with the level of support, we've gotten so far and you know. Obviously some folks were concerned about the logistics and make sure it's done safely and I think putting our heads together. We've been able to address those concerns and are starting to get a lot of community, support, and so inform of. Not only kind words, but also. Cash donations to help us make this happen for everybody right and like I mentioned to me. Talk about American ingenuity when it's needed. Find a way and you guys are doing that, so it starts Wednesday July I is an open date for the end as it. Are. You guys going to do this until? You have more capacity to open back up, or is there a set in bait to this idea as well? So the ordinary people added go through September Eleventh and we'll kind of see where it goes from there, and that's one of the you know giving thanks to the. Mayor Gates and city council for kind seeing this vision. The way we're doing this year is a little bit different than a lot of other communities. You've seen shutting down again. Created in that sense kind of roped off, everybody claims some territory, and they can't take a drink outta. Here are putting a drink into their. You don't WanNa Bring Food and. greenlees taken a real unique and creative approach to do this in a way that benefits, all of the restaurants and bars, and also the other retail folks downtown as well as hopefully provide the great place for the residents in in folks working downtown To to do business in and have a pleasurable evening. Out on the town, so we couldn't be more pleased. To be a part of Greeley downtown Greeley and and tried to have leaders that are really supportive of small business and and understanding of the difficulty of the situation. Put Him I. Love it to my man, so like I said I've been calling it more like a food court style. So you're telling me that I can go get. A piece of pizza from right coast and get a Margarita for your replace. That sounds like a that sounds like a hell of a plan to me. You know if the wife wants a beer from breakfast and you know it's a way to kind of make everybody happy. Send the kids over the next store to buy a new. New Board game you know, take the misses out for a new draft. Blush Critique. There's so many wonderful. There's so many wonderful aspects of Downtown for everybody to enjoy We're excited just to be able to give a little more capacity for share that brings during some sense of normalcy. Back to our community, and just a place for community to celebrate as we As. We kinda hopefully get to. What's the tail end of this pandemic that you know the Blues Dam and the and the stampede, and technical the events we normally gather at the community. are now happening this summer. We still have a place kinda safely gather as a community, and and enjoy summertime really is so much about the friends and neighbors and and family gathering. To enjoy. Couldn't have set a better myself Brian. Is there anything else that people need to know about this open consumption? That'll be happening in downtown starting Wednesday July first again. Those the eighth and Ninth Street will be blocked off, but anything else that we. Need to know about this this new new ordinance, it's going into effect. I think the community in general is gonNA. Hopefully going to be important would love to have everybody down to support us. You know now that we've you know things normalized. We're still trying to recover as an industry and has a downtown community from everything. That's happened over the past few months. We help people come down you know respect some of the state health guidelines. We'd like to keep groups a little bit smaller hopefully. The state mandate groups of AIDS. We love people to avoid Kinda pulling tables together and making too much of the Party of the we want people to celebrate friends and family and being with each other. We're not trying to create a a Friday fast. It's kind of an anti event, so we don't you know getting the goal isn't the fact that people on. On the plaza, but to have you know some people out to enjoy enjoy the community safely, so be patient with with us as as restaurants and bars and putting the system together, and we hope everybody understands how how much it really means to us, to have your support and coming downtown and focusing on supporting local independent small business to the fact. Brian. Okay one last question. I have one last question for you. This is one that I've been holding on. As I had a theory that Cinco de Mayo this year may have been huge for some people even with all the circumstances. They did a lot of tacos and Tequila. How was Cinco de Mayo guys crazy busy with good amount even with everything going on. Man We were overwhelmed with support for Cinco de by. We would have loved to spread of that until you know Cuatro Cinco and safety. Better for us it was actually thinking of mind was was nearly as busy as our busiest week during the shutdown, so we. The community coming out and being patient with us. The may have fast a few a few shots to keep people calm in the in the madness. Of the of the couple of our weight that ensued. General you know I, think really such a wonderful community supporting small and independent Business so we couldn't be more thankful to have everybody and I look forward to having everybody. Come out and enjoy on what we're doing whether. That's take out enjoying the positive coming into our dining room or Something I take out or delivery home. Is Brian Thank you so much for your insight? Man will look forward to having you on here again soon and and have a beer for me down there man. Care Standard appreciate being on today and hope see everybody down here on the plaza. Cheers Brian. We'll talk to you soon. Thank you so much. That is Brian Sipe Freidy is the owner co owner of tacos and Tequila also owner of wing shack here in Greeley so we appreciate his insight his input. I I had a feeling. Edison actually heard a rumor that that was that was the case was that that they had just a massive massive Cinco de Mayo and I figured right. I mean if you're if you're quarantined, he know that was right at the point where hey, paychecks weren't getting hit hard to too hard yet. And a lot of people were like. Let's party might as well as an all-day Party and I don I don't blame him. So thought that might have been the case, but this open consumption I'm a big fan of as well I think that this could go very well and I think that this is something that we could extend upon and I'm excited to see it right because real, you're probably losing twenty two twenty two parking spots on eighth and ninth street combined so you're not losing a ton of parking, but you're also opening it up to something new, and this goes back to the point. Of the beer to go and the alcohol to go, that's legal in other states and it was something that I didn't even know. I figured that they were all the same, but it's legal and other states. So this is this is kind of a trial period, and it could go fantastic and I believe that it will, because a lot of these businesses downtown very responsible, very great, great business owners. He didn't even mention businesses like accessories with a flair and hair that chop whatever there's a lot of them down there. That will be benefited from. From this and I think it's GonNa, go really really well. July first eighth and Ninth Street in downtown. Greeley will be shutdown won't build a drive through there, but you can sit outside and enjoy a drink from tower, fifty six, and some Tacos from Louis tacos or something for the mad cow, so really excited about that. Oh boy, four fifty three the time. I'll tell you well. Let's take a break. We come back on this. We'll have a quick headline. That combine will wrap up the program. It's no co now on thirteen ten KFI. F- Thirteen ten. KFI preps. Radio is northern Colorado's home for the past high school coverage. Noko now no time to mess around. Let's get to this Mark Larson State Farm. You talked about not messing around. He's GonNa. Get you taken care of with any of your insurance needs and I. Know that's so generic right, but he covers it all, and that's the whole idea. Blanket Insurance, right? You've got your car on their your life insurance. You get your home policies. You got it all mark. Larson State Farm Insurance Agency serving Greeley, nine, seven, zero, three, five, six, eighty, seven, hundred, nine, seven, zero, three, five, six, eighty, seven, hundred, real, quick headline, the Combi. A Florida woman sues for paternity test on goats. Yes, let's get crazy here on this Friday. The goat's owner seeks the DNA for five goats. Bella gee-gee, Rosie, Zelda and Margot. See it because she believes it can be reg registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and therefore are worth more. Oh Man, I wish. We had more time. It's seeking seeking DNA for the goats. She purchased head shrimps at paid danger nine hundred dollars for five days your endorphins in December she thinks she got her ideal so Florida still nuts. In case you're wondering that hope everybody has a great week in for Ryan Kelly I am Tanner's went. We'll be back with you next Monday at four o'clock until then whole show coming up and KFI classics after that we'll talk to you then.
EPISODE #7 - YOUR INNER TRUTH w/ LUAP THE GOD
"Welcome to the pinky in the ben. Let's not podcast. Yeah i just. I just get. It's good it's still not today now. No naming something doesn't you can't walk up to a child and be like your name is phil you know. It doesn't work that way. Tony dealer but yeah it's not my. I'm free my child what are you doing. I mean i think i think it does. I mean i wanted to see you. Try that i wanna see. Just walk up to a child and be like hey how you doing. What's up style. Stephanie how you hey right. When people name their animals like human name like doug or something like that like dog. The dog like that too. Yeah my grandma. Named her cat Jason was brilliant. It was daily on after right after the spanish spanish because looking for the fountain of youth. Yeah yeah yeah but it was pounce daily on not constantly. Oh i see what she did a nice little that he had like a surname to the whole thing and it was so formal. Did he vowed to the cat like right. It's like a little conquistador. So does she shorten that pounds just by itself every time. She's like daily on. Where are you now. Please director that would be. That'd be extreme. You only get the full name when you're angry when moms moms are angry full name. Yeah that's true. I guess that is true. Yeah so speaking of names. I would like to introduce lou up the god there. You go all the guide. The loook the god you go is present we. He's graced us with there being soundtrack. Now i do now is your was. Your sound changed myself. We gotta pay interest okay. I mean we know. That's yeah that sounds like. I walked in trip. Let's try that lou up. The god appreciate you kind of like remix. It's not bad that was. I was like what that audience be doing it. You imagine that audience if they were trying to light clap like that all the time their hands would just like fall apart. Want people to hug. When i come out like everybody just hug. Nightside clap for me. Just hug this. Is you don't to do that like in a way. that's loud. i wanted to be loud. I wanted to be quiet. Come out as quiet in. The audience is hugging each other. Yeah that'd be beautiful thing. I found a way. Start that so like okay. So i'm going to introduce you to everybody just like gathers together to see if you look at the stains over you. Look back. Don't look at me exactly. Just just hug love back rubs you sit down and i'm right there tears reforming like immediately. You just like hallmark moments. I mean god has now presented all themselves shelly. The correct thinking about the power that you would have. If you could just walk into everyone would just hug just later down. I mean i could superpower exactly. i haven't we haven't talked about superpowers. We should talk superior sometime. Yeah and that would be. I feel like we're talking about that. Now no no. I like the topic that we're going to talk about the topic. You forgot you forgot. You don't even like to tell you just mention it. I knew you forgot I'm on the spot and super nervous. Your hands are sweaty. That's that's because we're in a two hundred on your sweater already mom's spaghetti. It is two hundred hundred. Is god here in the room with us. And we're not hugging because of this. What do you do. What do you do like you come in the room this tables. You just be at peace. When i can just jump across the table and you know what you're right it's probably it would probably be end up being total chaos. 'cause everybody would freak out and wouldn't know what to do. I think he's my neighbor. You're right. I got like touching phobia. That's the worst thing twenty twenty. I bought a car recently and the guy just wanted to hug you to like shake my hand so bad and at the end like he just like he had constipation read. I would totally shake your hand back. He did themselves and like you know. I get air. Hugs from people that are like that's not the same thing. no no. it's rude business. And it was the same thing he came in. And i was like. Oh i can't. I can't i can't just rejects. Just here just depressed because of that just that alone just sent that manic depression looking for from the one thing that man was looking for from you use force reject him man. I mean come in and they wanna hug and the people who don't let you hug them. People who wanted the most needed absolutely. Yeah and when it breaks over though when you break through that with people like i had a patient where for years. She wouldn't hug me and now when she comes. She always hugs me. I had one one patient where she said a after one hundred the first time. She's like don't ever do that again when she sent me that email. It wasn't like inappropriate. Gave her a hug. 'cause i love people so it was. I will do that again. But i want that to be an time. Were you invite me. And i would but going so i am going to become the heart. Wasn't like a force you will accept this hug. Your realize one. Step away from saint. And i had this chloroform rag and i got this right. Now you're going to hug. Wait wait wait. Wait wait wait. You responded this. Oh email right through emails. Tricky right because there's documentation owner. You can see right here. It's you didn't think about that like no. I learned it differently. I didn't feel like you know slow. It's what it wasn't like a hard stop like no period. To mation point estimation point question. Mark emoji needed that last seen. Yeah i said. I said no i will because i think that we all need to be embraced in logged in loved. But i welcome you to invite me when the time is right and a month later after session she said to me. I'm ready for hug and a hugged her. And then she started coming to meditation and she'll come the meditation she make a beeline as soon as it ended. And she just be out and then she started sticking around longer start hugging people at the end and then she started introducing people meditation. Oh welcome you know i. I've been here for a while. These this is so and so and she became like but it's because she couldn't receive the love and she got pulled into it and eventually people they back off because they've been hurt before and sometimes that hug means more like it's been it's been used as a way to get in get in somewhere else. I just wanted to her and she eventually understood that. That's all i wanted from. Her was to connect my heart and she let go with that point. But yeah it wouldn't have been bad ass would have been like hell. No are you right now. i'm coming to you. I'm coming to you with a hug. Yes no i mean. I think you have a really good point with it. I mean it's it is is super important that people do because it's it's the element of breaking people outside of their box. So how do you get outside the box. Of course. I don't want to know what's bad for me. I don't wanna test these limits. I don't want to step outside of that stuff. So i'm going to of course going to be like no no. Don't don't do anything that's weird to me. So that way. I don't have to grow. But then but then that's exactly the steps that i need to take to grow. I'm so so your offering that guidance at that availability to say here. This is good for you. This is going to help you. It's here when you want it. Let's hopefully give you a path that you see that this is beautiful to get your inner truth to the topic of today's podcast. See that's why i was all were expect. Waves says test. It's the dow. it's the flow of all things. Inner truth yeah. So let's let's do something kind of on topic. What is your guys you truth. What do you guys think of when you think of any truth. I'm lou up field. This went i was. He's our guest today. Our implantable mike production abbott on no. I'm trying not to touch things. But that's that's getting to your truth. Yeah i mean this is yeah. This is mine a truth and the truth is i like to produce sunlight to create. I like to be you know. I'm learning how to be alive first. Time in my life So you know my inner truth is is meet my existence and knowing that that has meaning it truly does mean something when most of my life in the statement that you'd said that you're learning to be alive for the first time that's a really Important understanding in oneself And how you became aware that you can say that statement and that you feel that you are saying that statement and truth is is really wonderful. And and i think is like really important for people to get to that point in their life where they can say that aspect you know. So what what. What makes you feel like you're doing that today. And do a better job of of being true to yourself Just just it's almost it's As a really good question. I to answer that i would say the best thing that i could give. You is being able to hear my name for the first time and being able to recognize it might be for my name to mean something to me. You know that's something that i've been dealing with Most of my life is not feeling like i never truly had a name You know not not existing not being here not being you know A person not being a bean Nothing you know so with. That comes a trials and tribulations and struggles in trauma in all these other things. You know these lessons that i had every opportunity to learn from and in some cases i did Majority of the time. I felt myself repeating the same things and not taking those lessons and carrying on with so Yeah i i. I got to a place one day where i was just a really like say reminded versus woken but i was just reminded of who i was right. You know 'cause that's something. I had been asking for the longest time you know who who in doesn't wouldn't it. Fear radically be something. That is always reminding us who we are right when you're born and when you start you start with the journey you you make your first steps mean. There's people around their coach. You potentially but you still made those first steps when you created your. I dream as a child. I mean i don't even remember my first right. But you create your first dream you did not even your areas of influence and the things that are around you even though like you know your parents might give you a gi joe and say oh well. You're a boy so therefore you have to have a gi joe and therefore you're gonna play with the joe. I don't think that your i stream even gives two shits about that. You know so that that is that piece at the moment you start breathing life into existence you are creating that existence and then then. You're taught societal things. You're taught what is happening around you. You are taught to behave or express these types of things and getting back to what you feel is the inner you your inner truth is that original truth that potentially might have been your first couple dreams your first imagination of what you thought was possible when you started conceiving that stuff before before you potentially even talk. 'cause i wouldn't think that we don't dream before we can speak. We can dream way before we can speak. So you're spending all this time dreaming before you can communicate. It has to live in there and has to be that piece that says this is that manifestation of what i believe that i that i am you know near. The truth is inner light. You know you talked about the joe example and you think about how you handled travel toy and child naming that. Wanna play with it you know. They're saying yes and no life. Life is not necessarily a binary but you think about like how computers ones and zeros every thing every moment you're saying yes or no to and everything you're saying yes or no to is really your inner truth. I think that got into something with my partner recently. She was talking about living or truth and from from that she was saying well. It led to something where where you aren't being true to people around you and the world around you then you living ally and living suppression and it actually chokes out your and makes you tired. Mixture hurt c. Start listening to what's opening up what's bringing joy what's bringing expansion and And then you start treating every everything I started shooting everything. Like i was speaking to god directly and everything i do because everything's reflection me if i say something to you and it's not being true from saying something new nothing you're carrying that as a consciousness within yourself and it becomes tangled web where i'm trying to live all these different after's not knowing him in always come back and reflect it'll come back as as suppression comeback is being closed off pain but when i start living that truth in everything i do like i got to tell people uncomfortable things this year last couple of years. Just just sit down and have a conversation with somebody and say something. I don't want to say and every time i do him free and every time i do from compassion they love me all the same. I haven't confronted anyone in longtime but it's it's that inner light right. It's that it's always so people like the rest of on the wall you lines yourself all the time becomes like dimmer you know and then you actually speaking the truth in lending without like like you do so well we're like you're doing with your production becomes something that that magnetized as people brings more light light seeks light. Yeah what's been really fun to learn myself on ener truth so even a so. Speaking of relationships sure I've been working a lot with my primary partner. And we've been trying to develop skills to communicate with each other and the inner truth between that skill is really interesting We've come to find that our inner truth of each individual person right and when you when you when you protected and you put this wall around it and you to make yourself stronger because of everything that's going on in your life right. You are adding a layer of ally. You're adding a layer of perception. You're adding a layer of an in the metaphor. Life is an onion right so we we are onions by all means right but the truth is the core of that right and all of these layers are things that we've added to that inner truth and we've been working on our exercises to communicate with one another. We've been trying to get to the truth. That is who we are trying to speak to the other person at the core at the core to right. But you had to take away past relationships and you had to realize. Wow i've been talking to you like you've been my axis then you have to take away. The layer that is like society or expectations man. I expected you. You're a woman. I expect you to act like a woman. Whoa no that. That wasn't true. I have to take that layer away. That was something i was taught. Or you know. There's this piece that you know. I really like blue and wait. No no maybe. I know i don't like blue and i was. I just thought that i always did so. Neither take that layer away and so you're unveiling these layers and you're exposing that truth and you're trying to the venues in you tell that person okay. This get to that core which is very frail which is very Raw and an innocent and you try to let your lover in so that way they can they can experience that and you have to feel very safe to just experience that in itself and and me in this partner we we've had a really turmoil moments where it really stressed our relationship quite a lot and now we are building that blocks. We've stripped away a lot of those layers and hopefully we need strip away. Maybe even more layers. I'm hoping so because you probably going gonna end up in the bedroom. That's that's with the hope of. It's going to be as you get to get naked. And and then you can offer yourself to your person in in both the metaphysical way and the physical way sn interesting thing because you think about stripping away layers and you think about like when you're naked with a partner You can't be more vulnerable nights in that you know any any fold of skin any scar any blemish is seen like we cover ourselves in shame. But when you're truly naked with somebody like that's the power of having a strong partner. Is they become strong mirror and you can be so vulnerable with them and they can love those places of owner ability and you can get you enter truth. Yeah what experiences have you found has been Elevating to your journey to become more of blew up and and discovering yourself in your name fits you and everything like that layers. Have you taken away Being a father. Yeah oh that's a big layer. That's a big layer a benefactor a use a us my The mirror that my children are is the mirror that i gets look at myself so i grew up as myself but now i get to raise myself. Oh so that's powerful. Yeah so that's a really powerful statement. So all the the places where i never healed i can heal them and i can reinforce them and he'll them at the same time. 'cause i'll be able to recognize. Yeah you know so. I use them to raise myself once again especially. I'm using that to heal myself. Yeah especially recognize more of yourself. Inner child challenged number. One is is. I mean especially now in today's age where we have so many more blatant obvious options. And it's not just you know back in the fifties back in the thirties where it was. Just you know man woman survive. That's what it was depression. These type of things. Now we have all of these options and we can say okay. This fits me more. So now i can carve out who i am more precisely and then now i can offer that that education that intelligence that emotion to my children and get an opportunity to give that to them speaks volumes to me. You know i really appreciate. That's a point of view that being a father myself. Absolutely you think about like ancestry. We're like ripples with an upon and how you'll see things that are passed down through generations physical traits but also emotional traits to emotional wounding. Emotional scarring have used a metaphor of dominos fall. Right so one domino's another domino knocks it over. But i see these intrepid individuals what you're representing right now. Intrepid individuals where they become the dominant. That doesn't fall. Maybe you didn't get something we need that you need. When you're younger you start having compassion for people. It raised you in the best that they could do or their own. Inner wounding that they hadn't fully healed and then through your children and in three interactions with your relationships. Your becoming the dominant doesn't fall. You're not necessarily doing. What was done before you recognizing through your consciousness or your awareness to your heart different way. I mean we're always crazy. Thing is a mere looking back to us as always us person looking back to us in some way you talked about the layers within the onion one layer projection right. So the first thing you see with sin someone is projection and I've done that with so many people throughout my life and didn't realize it and i've had that done with me. I went through a Something last year and it became the projection of all my friends. I became know the forty year. Old man who was going through a divorce and ends from when my friends that's winter. Father got divorced from her mother so she was projecting on me a wounding. She hadn't healed. I started noticing. People projecting based on their own visions own versions of what divorce was and yet the person that i was Separating from separating love. I was moving out a container of marriage but it was something that i was doing because i was moving in a different direction. They were moving in different directions. Well but it was never done without love. It got to see how the projections were and how my favorite quotes of all times is from roomy and i say it. All the time it'll say anyways Near broke into a million pieces which picked up a piece of that mirror looked into it and we called it the truth. We're all taking a fraction of the universe and were looking at as reflective pool as mere becomes more refined. We're actually seeing god. Universe love self in all people emmer extending outward just realized that i think that i see lou open every one of those years. Now i do. I mean being that guy. T shirt i i. I'm just a palm tree. I feel that there's a million fragments of mir's out there all all showing you a man everybody and now now that complication of the hug is even more so time that they see a reflection of blew up in the mir everyone they have to hug. It's gonna stop traffic someday. People are just going to be like. I look in the mirror. I see up inside the hook again. It's going to break systems with millions of people watching this at some point. You know exactly. Please don't operate machinery while you're watching if you are. Don't look at loo that's true. Yeah or maybe they can hug with the machine so like if they're using the crane could make the cranes hug. It'd probably be terrible. What that the ultimate god moment is when you get machines to hug go. Yeah yeah you broke through the absolute right. I mean what was it. Casper dot net casper off who the guy that was doing like the theories on robots. I think asimov remember. No flu can theories. Yeah anyways they were talking about the different roles it was based upon. I robot you guys all arabs. Yeah we'll smith smith. Yeah but it was based upon these these rules behind Robots and and and how would become sentient eventually and they would try to take us over. That's an interesting point because robots taking over or actually would be mere for humans right but the mere humans when they're operating solely from the mind of further mental will with devoid of heart so getting robots to hug would actually be the solution to that robotic issue develop robots with hearts but but nen for a long time has been robot without a heart. You think about war you think about machinery thing but industry corporations you know. They're they're basically what can produce When you're not necessarily incorporating the heart And you can see then the effects upon The earth the environment you know by solely looking at as a resource rather than trying to work in cooperation with it. I think industry in the future you did talk about like tariff forming cities and having like nature actually interspersed with with with our everyday life but working in harmony with nature taking technologies interspersing in what we do but not having it be an android proposition for longtime agriculture. Was actually a war with nature. You think about pesticides herbicides fungicides. You don't have to grow plants that way. Yeah you can grow it in such a way at all the all the all the that we need to go all the food on the planet could be the size of texas. That's all we need. That's all all the land that we need but we go to war with everything so if we were able to insert heart into corporations not way where they're they're doing nonprofit things to be seen a certain way but truly doing it from the heart were incorporating heart into all things we need to do is plaster your picture everywhere. That's really what. I'm leading to getting to that point in my business to have a poster of louis. It'd be like the little motivational kitty. Poster says it's time for your hug. Yeah i like the that's to be my thing that'll be i'd still be. That's my campaign. i'm campaigning. it's gonna be buddy jesus but your face to face your hug. Yeah yeah yeah feel about being a campaign for hugs great name. A campaign has been greater than campaign On night maybe campaign for sex one step further you get to hug plus. Yeah i mean turtle hug yeah. Is that what you're calling it. The internal hug i mean. That's what a blow job is mike again. I'm just going to have you be like that. One solid sound. Why is he sound like joan. Actually i'm gonna make you though the apple sound that that see note or whatever that have see this is why this person now so that way pro someone else can either be me up. And you know squish my. You know you're squishy hug you're talking about. I don't know i'm gonna use that. Inappropriate must be like can get into hug. No can i give you an outer hug. You just work your way. That's it's telling you. I had had a theory about this recently. All right. we're gonna johnson. If we're gonna jump. Jump i love it. Okay let's go. let's go a little dirty. All right so so sex is actually non. Dulas them right. You take masculine feminine. And mac and asking to my hands. I'm not going to have my hands. You guys know whatever you're doing are you don't need my fingers to show you right unless no okay. No takers yeah all right. Its dissolution of to -ality. It really doesn't matter. What what genders are actually. Because oftentimes one will take Predominant mask conform won't take predominant feminine form. It's just anything but we conceive of as we all contain masculine-feminine within us within chinese medicine. They say the right side is masculine. Less i disseminate we. All contain masculine feminine. Balancing the two sides actually bring strength so sex is actually breaking forth duality right. it's creating unity oneness. it's actually very sacred. Holy act but you dissolve masculine feminine. Become one right thinking. Recently as you go higher up the shockers and higher up the body actually getting closer to the crown and closer to your higher centers right your mental centers where you connect with the universe the tongue when you think about kissing. You're actually a masculine and feminine simultaneously. Think about that. You're actually going inside their body and you're going as equals and you're actually moving past duality altogether. Yeah it's kind of a wild idea. It makes sense i like. I like the algae a lot because you know you. You get penetration penetration towards eu vice versa. Back and forth you know that sharing of entering one space and the intimacy that exists in that in that moment which is really funny because in that level there's a higher level of intimacy that potentially could be offered. Because not only. Can i enter your space your environment but you can also enter my space in my environment and we keep it so casually. Oh it's just a kiss near well. I mean mouth hug mouth hug you know so it really does have some really bigger concept's behind that ability to can i be honest with you. Yes when you said penetrate my but tightened. I don't know why. But it was like reflexive alison even thinking about it. Every time we said penetrator. I just kept on clenching and clenching and i felt it. Okay here we go. This is why we're taking lou ops picture putting it everywhere yes because otherwise. I'm gonna walk around in if i have flatulence. It's going to sound like a whistle. But what's really great about so inner truth check. This is is really applicable. Because what's what i've been experiencing myself with my partner. Right has been that. Duality between masculine and feminine roles. That i have. I have been able to discover as i've pulled back. My veils unpeeled my onion a little bit more and more. But i have learned that i have those duality self. And then i've got a really good partner that brings and compliments each one of those masculine and feminine moments. Depend on how. I how how we respond to each other. And and it's amazing to see during that sexual exploration timeframe that we have where it becomes. I become more masculine more. I become more feminine. And she and that that ball becomes this evolving emotional movements in the bedroom and it changes from moment to moment. It may may not just be like kay. Here's my static role. This is what i'm going to be this whole time. This is what i'm going to do. And and here's here's how i feel. And then we flow through movement. But we both ebb and flow now and she's even picked up different things herself because she's discovered you know way more intimacy on different layers. That are important hers. Well no so that. Duality is really important. You know when recognizing that and then all of us yeah We had our conversation earlier about Just kind of softening to life. Being able to soften. And i just i. You're one of the. I mentioned this before you were when mike central teachers because i had a hard time hugging than before When a hug james i could feel his heart and killed opening and now i hug patient. Who came in yesterday. He lost his wife about six months ago. It was a beautiful session like an hour long visit. I spent forty minutes to letting letting talk. I'm a carpenter by trade. But i mean he just needed to talk we talked and he cried and he expressed what he needed to express and he had terrible experiences with chiropractors before. But since i've worked on the stanley came in to see me. I worked on him for not that long but when he stood up at the end in him and he just thanked me. But it's because i had softened and and realized that it'd be you know me hugging in connecting with man on that level. Didn't make me any less of a man it's act it made me more of a being. It actually brought me my truth of what i am which is a being of love. Yeah but it's i think it's brokering a peace with masculine feminine. I think that's actually what we're doing within society now to where people are not wanting to like on nonbinary some might might say or or transgender. It's like i don't know what they're saying is i. Don't want you to identify to identify me. My inner truth is not. What your labeling yes. My inner truth is not related to race politics sexual orientation anything external to my inner being my inner being as my inner being you know there are times where. I'm very masculine times. Where i'm what you may consider more feminine just as far as like yielding loving in intuitive and soft. There's times where. I'm like physical and hard and you know sometimes assertive sometimes aggressive. You know sometimes taking charge and but we're all those things right. Yeah have you. What about you up in your journey in discovering of who you are have you. Have you noticed your duality roles up. Do feel like you were conditioned for a role for so long lapse of and then now so yes. So how does that journey feel for you with this discovery of who you are as your person liberating absolutely absolutely because at the end of the day who. I was conditioned to be. I was never able to recognize for myself. I never understood it for myself. Yeah never made it made sense for myself. Yeah maybe for them. But for me it never made sense to became a projection with why i couldn't recognize myself. Which is why didn't know who i was. Which is why. I didn't i didn't feel as if i was existing. You know Because i was put in a position to take the gi joe toy. Yeah yeah. That's that's new vision. I want you know i was put in. Excuse me so. I like joe. Yeah it was familiar exactly but it didn't fit all the pieces no not right so Yeah but there's a question yeah absolutely. So it's what's interesting. Is you know we are puzzled. Rights just like the fragments of the mir thing fit really well and you'll see yourself in all of those fragments for your puzzle right so if i just give you one puzzle piece. That's not the whole picture. Neither is to puzzle pieces. Neither a six pill puzzle pieces so if the gi. Joe was your one puzzle piece and it did have a place and it does have a piece that fits where the other seven pieces. And what do they mean to you. And how did you discover. I mean that's his it. How did you discover the seven other pieces her when someone tells you oh you have a mirror it is reflective you can see something in this this look at this truth but that's all that's the skill you were given. Here's your fragment of your mere. That's your truth and that's who you are. That's not so what i felt. I did was i. Took the my. My fragments were scattered my fragments taken. Meyer was broken. Taken thrown out and scattered and i had to go find them. You know that was the journey aspect. Once i found those fragments brought those fragments together to see how the mir looked. Once i had the mirror constructed together. I built my home mir for myself again to mirror the mirror. That was broken right right. But i still hold on to this mirror more so in a frame to remind me of what i accomplished so that i can create. This is brand new mayor. Which is the loop of today exactly. Yeah yeah right. I know cracks nicks no nothing. It's just portal marriages of full clear mirror. You know i'll wipe it every day windex. You know we keep it clean. You know it's it's great. But i do keep this mirror because at the end of the day to recognize going back to my children to recognize you know Them bringing their their fragments together. Now i can recognize it. And i'll be able to guide them in a way that i was guided a way from. Yeah so i can guide them to when i was got it from yeah period so You know because. I don't want to interrupt their journey. Their home their their own in every aspect there is still their own. You know But my job is to make sure that they realize hey when they fall and they look up. They'll see me every time they know. Hey i'm right here. You know you can get. I can pick. I can pick you up. Obviously and i want to. You know being a father. That's the tricky part being a father. Yeah i've really wanna pick you up but let me see if you can get up on your own. Okay i got you right. But i know you can't get your strong. You just described subscribe. God you know that that concept to force them we used to describe blew up. Just got real. I mean like like barney quite right here that everybody else. I just think people all just like. Can i stop applauding. No might push the button to push. My hands are so bad they're bleeding. Please let me stop no. He pushes a button. We need to make the sound. And there's just a guy doing this forever. Can i just stop doing this already. Know to borrow quote from fight club. Our parents our models for god you know and they take it a darker tone because because if our fathers failed us what does it tell us about. God that's the finishing of our fathers remodels. Who got it if if our fathers failed us. What does it tell spa. god god is absent. God never wanted us. God never loved us right now. That's the that's a quote from the movie but that's not the objective trump. So to your children you are the sacred masculine form of god and your wife or your partner is a sacred penman inform of god and when they look up to you. They're not seeing father. They're sing god the father and what you're doing is the very embodiment of of what we conceive of his god. People talk about that with footprints. That theme is christian Allegory of like walking on the on the beach and there were two sets of footprints and only saw one foot set of footprints at a certain point and the finishing of that was. That was the point where you were struggling and god was carrying you right. So that's what you're describing with the child charles. Having a hard time getting up you and you you walk with them with the to footsteps. She walked side by side. You let them grow into the man the the woman the nonbinary the being that they're becoming you're not defining it but whenever they need to be lifted you've come up and you carrying them for a period of time and you're sitting back down. I think that's part of the best part about the options that we have today that were giving everybody and i know that it's super confusing because this stage that rain is a really big transition stage going from this single identity. Binary protocol it male female. That's what's expected you know and then we had you know the what ifs of win the game movement came into play and it's no longer just male female there's there's this gay aspect that potentially as possible and now we've moved even further. Which is this this non definitive identity sexual fluidity or non binary coming super open and and the best part about that whole experiences leading us to define the rules for our children and the potential for our children to now even understand more more about who we are and and it's hard because when you're faced with what was you have to go through that revelation and you have to realize that that's not what that's something. I inner truth. That's not my. That's not my feeling of who i am. So discovering your inner truth and then being able to present it to the world is the journey of. I think a today's culture is discovering inner truth discovering what is possible saying that we've shed these lines that were so hardly drawn so long ago and now you get to pick from from what is your truth and then present that to your world present that to your children present that to your partner and see how that how that can manifest your life and and what kind of happiness you bring from that you know. 'cause i'm i'm assuming you're lot happier today with with who you are as lou up today then you were before that revelation started to come into play now and just think of the journey that you went into how bad was the crash before the revelation one thing that people also get discouraged with as they're like oh i feel so low or i feel so down. I'm so depressed. And they're like. Oh i gotta do things to not be depressed in the in. That's a distraction technique. And that's not good because as you're getting more of this depressed trying to put on these clothes at aren't yours as you're trying to be the person that's not you. The unhappiness that you're experiencing is that element of pushing you to just break in realize that. Hey you should be something else. And then then there's that that shift that transition that kind of comes into play. And i'm speaking from my personal revelation of when i when i was facing society when i was facing public views and when i was facing what my parents had put upon me and then the difference between that time how i was lost. How broken how. I felt defeated And i was at that moment. That was my weakest. But that was also the point where i was the most open and when i was like wow wait. I'm gonna try this. I'm gonna try to be me. I've stripped away all this stuff. I'm gonna push all of that stuff away from me. I'm not gonna look at what society and everybody else is telling me to do. I'm going to look at what i'm telling me. I should do and start out with the things that i like to then. That was where. I found my voice. And i said this is who this is who i am. This is james will be this is this is me. And then that's what. I started speaking from that moment forward and that that i was lucky. I feel very lucky. That happened to me. Twenty years ago. I feel that. I had a very full life doing this. Because it it it. It gave me that that understanding that freedom and the defining powell were that allowed me to bill my happiness my way you know and i bet that's what you're experiencing some of that stuff now. Aren't you absolutely you know. And his great is absolutely correct. And how was that journey like when win. How difficult was some of those pieces. And how dark was that that future. What was there and then that shift. I mean how did that. How did that transition field to you. And then what allowed you to potentially find the you're in that moment. The identifying part for me was easy but the the like you mentioned the darkness going through. That was the hard part for me. Yeah i would say more so because i've always had a fear of darkness. Okay so applying that to my life in really the not knowing has never scared me okay. It's literally been the darkness. Yeah I'm not afraid of the unknown. I'm just afraid of the this thing right here that i can't see that there is nothing period. Yeah so That was difficult. That was very difficult for me and that think there are still fragments of that. Where i'm i'm learning to love myself within that more so like a healing healing that. You know Because i believe a lot of scars enough head from my life are completely gone. They've literally just like the scars. Never existed now. But i i happen to look. Sometimes i still notice some of those scars in those are the things i'm reminded of. You know that. I went through But that was the hardest part for me and then comes the you know you break out of that darkness in you come forth in to step into the healing portion And that's where i'm learning. That's where you know everything that you were saying to me. Really resonated with me in may actually mcteer's because you were saying things that i've said to myself and you know you you confirmed a lot of things For me that. I already knew just being reminded. And that's that's the process. I'm in right. Now is being reminded of a lot of things you you know like you were saying or our dreams the first dreams we ever had. Wow i remember that. But now i'm starting to feel like i can remember those first dreams that i was actually have know as a as a baby things that speak to you that period. You never understood why his spoke to you later. It's completely undefined. This this calling this whisper that you've never heard for a long time. I think that we really blatantly put on earmuffs and a blanket and a hat and maybe put yourself in a cement room. Couldn't hear that those whispers and then as you've unlocked the door in his you shrouded those layers. Those whispers became a little bit more prevalent. And maybe that's part of the searching that exists with with journey as as growing up and then dealing with that. It'd be nice if we could cultivate that from day. One i mean that would be a beautiful world where everyone got to live that inner them from the moment they could speak it. You know and as lupus doing with this children right now. There you brought up that point. Maybe think of sir. Ken robinson he has spoken extensively about education in the world. Any talked famously about One of his ted talks faint talk to him about this choreographer who had choreographed such things as cats in another major broadcast a broadway hits that have been done over time but She was ansi in school. Should heart tim sitting still and he said What they did instead of putting on attention deficit medication because it wasn't prevalent at the time. This is like the nineteen sixties. Nineteen seventy that she was in school is they took her side in one of the teachers said to her parents. She's dancer. She can't sit still because she's dancer. She's antsy because that's for gift instead of loading her attention. Deficit medication enforcing. You're still a chair. Which my belief is that. No chelsea to sit in a chair for that long Enlighten countries like finland are keeping kids in school for about four hours. They have better Teaching metrics and better academic scores because rex getting the kids to integrate that into the real world and actually take what they're learning and build with it and play with it and that's how we learned by playing not thinking about it and applying it. He was saying in that case. Imagine what the world would have had stripped away from it. Had she been put in a room and enforced forced to be something she wasn't instead. She got to give us some of the best choreography that we had had an eighties and seventies eighties and nineties. But then you also brought up a point that got me thinking about how When you are in your truth initiate a lot nicer to be around like you know you talk about how your love with yourself. The spills outward when not love with yourself maybe your anger maybe you're and sadness so a every parent has this example and they beat themselves up over it but you know healing themselves giving themselves forgiveness but i'm sure there's been at least one moment i'd had a moment or two with with kids in the office or people in general where i've lost myself got angry because i was already in anger and that moment i wasn't in love with myself and it spilled out you know but but being in love with yourself your children get to see someone who is in love mean truly like not in love with themselves but in love in the states of love in spills outward in the interactions based upon it. Then you can see how the adults around you that took things out when you were younger. Were not enough. There were not in love with themselves. They were not in love. They were not in the state of love and now that's spilled outward into into their interactions. But with your kids. Do you feel like they're they're more Well-adjusted than you've been when you were younger. Did they feel like oh hundred percent hundred percent absolutely you know. It's funny because Conversation that i had with my parents. And i'll just use. Both parents won't single them out as parents but now to save my parents conversation that that we have Frequently is my son's being too. Soft ho yeah and always laugh. Every time they say that. Say okay you know while they're to softening too tough enough. What does that mean to find it for me. What do you mean by tough enough right. You want them to be an adult. You want them to be physically stronger. You want them to be able to change a tire. You want them to pay your bills. You want to get a job like would mean by tough the fine tough for me in the aspect of child. Yeah because you're not gonna it's not gonna make any sense for me. You want them to be tougher. I want them to be children. I don't. I don't want them to be tough. I don't need them to be tough on tough. And the toughness that they need is gonna come from me. I need them to be child. I need them to be children. Because that's an experience. I did not have so. That's an experience. I myself in observing. And i'm only going to gain that experience now because i was able to have that through them. So they're going to live that life for the time that they live in as they get older you know that will evolve and grow and you know do with children do in turn to young teens and teens and boom then you know. I'm sure they'll flock off somewhere then. That's fine that's fantastic. I want to experience the toughness. That they need is gonna come from me and toughness that i need comes from god right so at the end of the day. It's for me watching. That experience from them is amazing. Because it goes right back to what i was saying. I'm learning. I'm raising myself through them. So i'm i'm getting to experience a lot of things in my childhood. Traumas blocked out that. I have a hard time remembering. And then there's a lotta things that don't wanna remember metal. You know you know we don't want to remember you. Fortunately i do so because of that with them. not only do i get to experience. Childhood ns in a it's more was looking for. It's it's more intentional intentional. As far as the upbringing of them in the things that they experienced their surroundings things like that. It's more intentional. So now it's more of a controlled area but it gives them more options. When i didn't have as many options at all so now they have more options. So now i get to see watch. Hey i wonder what i would have done. I had this option is on what we think about this. Do you like this thing or would you like that well. I don't like this thing. I don't like that thing you know and today you know I can't remember what i said. And i was so happy that my son said to me What was oh. He was playing my son. He was playing with they He was playing with something. It was a typical what society would say a girl's toy or he was playing where he was her story would would define as a girls torture right not me but yeah yep so I asked him. I was like hey. Do you like you like this. Why do you like this toy. He said oh I can use her to play with him a say but you know you don't care a girl's toy said daddy. Just 'cause there's a girl can't play with. I mean girls can play with boy toys and boys compla- girl toy all our when he said that i was so happy when he said because there's no way hill That i need to if i'm pushing society out. Why am upbringing society teachings in too much child Yeah yeah makes no sense. Yeah i can't heal with society rules or laws or ideals no you can't it's old institutions. It's always here period period. So i can't. I'm not gonna suppress my son. I need to observe to see how he functions on his own. Both of them you know about two boys have to use so And the one that. I really liked to observe the most About really more detail than observing. I would say is aiden. And just just because of his his situation but he When he said that to me i was. I was very happy. I was very very very happy. I was very proud. You know so. I don't i don't need my children to be tough any my children's children. Yeah period. I almost wonder if maybe the The statement is offered out of fear and not offered in potentially the right direction When it comes to stuff like that Obviously because we're a product of a product of a product and that type stuff and and you know to some extent you know. Did your parents have a good intentions behind what they were trying to tell you Potentially but because they were teaching you based off of a left and rights of white and black This is what we were taught of society on they. They didn't realize or didn't know many other options. And i would like to think that the encouragement would be. I don't want you to teach them how to be tough more of what do they need for strength and i think by changing the word from tough to strength you can give them now the capacity to help offer back what they want to be strong in Because it's not they don't fight your battles or they don't fight the battles at your parents offered you and they're not gonna fight those battles. And that's that's the shortsightedness. I think that generations above us gave us down. That said. oh you're gonna fight my battles so you need to be strong like me and therefore i want you to be stronger by doing it this way and i think that's why that's why it was offered for you to be tough which which is also. Yeah you know very undefined in. It's not helpful in just be tougher Okay because there's lots of things that that could apply plots lots exactly as the but if you change and you go i would like to help you be stronger now. What it's going to be is an tough. Maybe one of those key components you know if it's a battle in a certain particular way and unique toughness then that's something that you would potentially be able to offer and to be able to teach but giving you the ability to have that open platform to say. Hey children i'm an help you be. Who your inner truth is help. Teach me how to teach you about your inner child about your inner truth and so by giving them the opportunity to children giving them the opportunity to experience life in there is. You're being the best assistant you possibly could. You're there to be a facilitator of their strengths. And then when you recognize him you could say okay. Well here's toughness because it applies to that situation but here's softness because it applies to that situation. Here's love here's support here. These types of things that i can now say just being white and black and this is the way it needs to be. You are shedding all of those experiences and you have been able to say here's enlightenment and here's how i can help you because i'm i'm a facilitator in that growth. You know so i. I think you're doing a really good job by being very observant in very aware of that. And then you're right. I think it came from you being observant in your own. Self greg is here took the season. You can recognize it there. It's like that. Because if i did not do that then i would. I would just be taking the teachings. From what i was forced upon to put right back onto the yeah in perpetuates the cycle. Yeah right where people have never really gotten to their inner truth dago and are in community in the black community we call it curses you know and and one thing my mother always like says hey we at the break these curses with the break. These chains okay. Well i don't need to have a child and say they're gonna do it if i'm here. Let me go ahead and do that. Yeah you know. Let me be tough. Yeah if anything be tough lettuce store here and you know. strength. I really liked that. You use that strength because you know the way my son replied back to me. That was struck. Yeah it was you know was already independent. He said in his choice period. Even when you had repeated something that you had been taught. And that's something that you is a in. This example is really good example. Because here your your teaching was for you to be tough then. You forgot that you were enlightening. Your child to him a question. Based on that tough response it was ingrained in you even though it's not your primary objective right then he called you out and was like but dad. I'm strong. I'm strong. Because i play with toy. That i wanna play with when i wanna play with it because it fits my needs. It fits my purpose. If it's my grand design in the dream that i making in in the in the story that i'm telling myself and that was that was super strong and it was beautiful in beautiful to a witness in yourself that mere right because at mir your teachings and that is that is so beautiful to get to see that too so i i applaud. You wait it is. They're still doing it right. This guy like his hands are bleeding. Like you'll bleed. He's just like he's he's not even happy anymore. He's just crying and he's like you know spouses convulsing on the grounds everyone else is like just sweat pouring down this guy. That guy and this guy was doing the same thing too. Yeah yeah job for recognizing yourself you know i. And that's that's really i think. The core essence the core beauty of what inner truth means to us and uh society in the goal to discover inner truth is is that enlightenment of what you can potentially pass on there. You said some specifically though you're saying you know my whole life. I was Seeking the answer. Then i found. I am the answer. And that is yeah. Yeah there's there's you guys have heard the term speaker before right spiritual seeker seeker like like spiritual seeker right concept of the person who is looking for absolutely yes right. So i had a revelation. Not that long ago was that the secret needs to cease seeking the ceasar needs to become. The secret needs to become the finder. Right the seeker like you were saying before it will busy. Themselves nuts not derogatory thing. The busy themselves looking outside for what's already there so it's just it's it's moving inward towards that light in any place if discomfort Just my personably from from experience but any place inside of us were light has not shown will come up as an external experience. It'll be reflection point because everything's reflection point in and we bring our light to it and it merges together and the curses which is just a darkness we've carried ancestrally or as a foundational piece within society. It dissolves away like what's happening right now been saying for some time what's happening in the world right now the rights and everything else has been occurring is the curses and the shadow in the darkness. Coming to the light us pushing it away. Us becoming tougher actually just hardens ourselves to the love that was always being sought but never offered so so the strength. We think like in the case of like a buddha or a christ is to love no matter what that strength to love no matter. What is that that that's even to love. No matter what your own weaknesses to so love your weakness in even even understand programming. The way you acted yesterday is not the way you have to act today. Yeah what you did yesterday. You can love because it was based upon old programming. If you were tough at some point and you didn't do something that you wish you had you can love that part of yourself and not create from it again otherwise you create from your pain you create from your pain. You don't have to do that anymore. You know just just loving unconditionally and everything you do that strength well and so i think that the the biggest thing is helping let people discover the identity the density of the inner of what the truth is because that's just like we become more aware of how many people are projecting and creating all of these projections and we have. We have lived life through a review of projection right these experiences that were given to me because of what they were told. And then i project that upon somebody else. And i'm not giving them the true the inter me and i think that that's kind of the differences just like you would speak to me how you say that these things you've grown within myself it you your experiences in your life have gotten bigger because of who. I am as as the person that i've become. Because you are big in places where. I was playing small exactly and i want to sit. Speak the same thing up here. I mean it's it's i have found you to be is such an attractive person in your magnitude in in in your compassion and in your reasoning and in your enlightenment which which seeps from you indirectly it doesn't even come from. You said something to me. One time and i was like oh. That's the coolest thing i've ever heard my life your coo person. It's it's i think you're such an interesting individual. Because i feel that you you welcome yourself and therefore you have automatically welcomed me in that aspect and i i feel that from you and that's the one of the reasons why i wanted to ask you on on this was because your urine influence to me and i. It's it's nice to see somebody out there. Someone else out there. That's that's doing that so it's need to see your your battles your challenges or struggles and and hopefully you know offer yet. Another perspective of how people how important it is for people to need to find their inner truth and then they can grow that and they can grow themselves and they can grow that that emotion those emotions those feelings because those are the truest ones that exist and then and then you are. You're sharing love because you love yourself. That's that's the miracle of e truth helps you love you. Now you show up and that's it beautiful thing that's essential truths baby through or beautiful. Thanks appreciate so we should love you guys absolute lou up. W i love you to my brother. You know. I love you to my brother. We don't know year. Yeah yeah not that long. Actually it's been living off it. It's been in hot. Heavy inch passionate. I've known you for two hours. I love you doesn't take any time takes notes ironman. Yeah yeah. I love to love at someone else. I've learned by myself i do. I love to love so Yeah if it's a good feeling. And i'm still on my journey and i'm i might actually for first in my life. I can honestly say that. I'm enjoying my journey now. When at first. I was confused. And i don't confusion something that i've never enjoyed my life you know The yoda a quota he talks about confusion. He says confusion leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffer. You know and i felt like that was my entire damn life that very saying that you know So just being able to Study myself define myself love myself. Forgive myself you know. You talked about that as well. You know learning to forgive That was something i struggled with. I didn't understand how how that worked. I can forgive myself because you're looking for someone. Forgive you or you don't exactly who haven't forgiven themselves you. Yeah exactly And then the same question as far as loving myself. How can how how why why. Why why i do it myself. No i don't i think i do exactly just point. No you don't you. So yeah the journey for me. It's is great. And i've i feel lighter Phil wiser this thing grew Omar for here right here on would it is but you know. I accepted it soon. As i've had been going through this journey this thing appears so. I'm like okay. Maybe i'm being told something. Yeah i'm yeah i'm i'm feeling really really good skid eyelashes now now now need the sun to come a little bit more on guild more darker. Because it's gone. Yeah we get some around the way so it's coming soon. Ladies of lots of sun yes definitely thank you. 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