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03:06 min | 2 years ago

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"Get plenty Hilton. I said we'll wait till we are in a bad way. Told not forgiveness, and I feel like we have been forgotten. All right on the line. With me this morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission. The city of Panama beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, good morning. Good morning. So you talked to my colleague here at NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as bay county votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. How did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was a complete solution to our problems the president announced the ninety ten cost share. So for your listeners. What that means is now the responsibilities of the cities in the county has shifted to a five percent versus a twelve and a half percent. The federal government picks up seventy five percent, Sima and the counties pick up twenty five percents. So now with the ninety ten cost share that reduces our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty forty five million dollars. Oh, man. A lot of my no means you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We sure hope so the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten cost here is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for however, the federal disaster supplemental Bill that is making its way through congress truly is what helps us in the long term recovery process. With community block development grants transportation infrastructure, those things that were that were heavily damaged that we really need to help us get back on our feet. You had a chance to meet the president yesterday when he landed. Did you say anything to? Did I told him? Thank you for coming. Obviously, it's not every day the president comes to your hometown. So we we told him thank you for coming about. We also told him to use leaderships goes into pressure, the leadership of congress to quit the tiny politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm very passionate about baked county, and in my community of film, city, beach city, Lynn, haven, all municipalities. There are several other communities in this nation that were impacted in two thousand eighteen well, hurricane devastated, South Carolina, paradise California, wildfires those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. How would you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane? It sounds like you're saying slow in a word. I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been a much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hits. Feast in Texas, August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen and President Trump signed about partisan Bill on September eleventh roughly seventeen days later, so you're looking for this to speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts..

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04:59 min | 2 years ago

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"Oh seven. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well king. Good morning. The Florida panhandle. That's the northwest part of the state was devastated by hurricane. Michael seven months ago. Many of the communities along the coast are still waiting for federal disaster aid. And then last night they had a visitor. President Trump traveled to Panama City beach for a campaign rally he announced four hundred and forty eight million dollars in disaster recovery funds for Florida, and he said this Panama City beach is open for business as beautiful as ever, but not everyone is as optimistic as the President Al Kathy is the mayor of Mexico beach that town was all but wiped out by the hurricane. He talked to NPR earlier this week. Stole momentum and he going to get help. And I said we'll great 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten. All right on the line. With me this morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission. The city of Panama beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, good morning. Good morning. So you basically talked to my colleague here at NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as bay county votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. How did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was a complete solution to our problems the president announced the ninety ten car share. So for your listeners what that means is now the responsibilities of the cities in the county has shifted to a five percent versus a twelve and a half percent. The federal government picks up seventy five percent, Seema and the counties pick up twenty five percent. So now with the ninety ten cost share that reduces our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty forty five million dollars. Oh, man. A lot of mino- a lot of which means you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We sure hope so the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten cost share is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for however, the federal disaster supplemental Bill that is making its way through congress truly is what helps us in the long term recovery process. With community block development grants transportation infrastructure, those things that were that were heavily damaged that we really need to help us get back on our feet chance to meet the president yesterday when he landed. Did you say anything to? I did I told him. Thank you for coming. Obviously, it's not every day the president comes to your hometown. So we we told him thank you for coming. But we also told him to use leaderships goes into pressure, the leadership of congress to quit the politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm very passionate about Baker county in my community of city beach city, Lynn haven. All municipalities. There are several other communities in this nation that we're impacted in two thousand eighteen well, hurricane devastated near line on paradise California, wildfires those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. Did you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane? It. Sounds like you're saying slow in a word. Yes. I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been a much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit feast in Texas, August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen and President Trump signed about partisan Bill on September eleventh, roughly seventeen days later. So you're looking for this to speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts. And I I want our listeners to hear what are the biggest challenges that are still facing your community to this day. What are you seeing? Well, the truly the the biggest challenges facing our community are affordable housing and workforce the world. We'll have in obviously was decimated. Are seventy percent of our community is lives in rental facilities, some sort of apartment rental home, and they were completely destroyed. So that workforce has left it makes it a challenge for those people that still have businesses to find good help. And then, of course, the municipality. In the county are facing huge financial burdens are debris haul off Bill. We were talking about this. This is the largest debris removal done by county in American history are debris removal, go for bay county is roughly three hundred and eighty million dollars. Oh my God. In our yearly budget is three hundred fifty million dollars. So lot of work left to be done. Phillip Griffiths is the chairman of the bay county commission. Mr griffiths. Thank you so much for taking time. Thank you..

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04:07 min | 2 years ago

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"Going to get any help. And I said, we'll great we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten. All right on the line with me. This morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission the city of Penn mob beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, you're morning. Good morning. So you talked to my colleague here at NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as they votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. How did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all are? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was a complete solution dollar problems. The president announced the ninety ten cost share for your listeners. What that means is now the responsibilities of the cities in the county has shifted to five percent versus a twelve and a half percent with federal government picks up seventy five percents FEMA and the county's twenty five percent. So now with the ninety ten cost share that reduces our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty. Forty five million dollars. Oh, man. A lot of mino- a lot of you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We sure hope so the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten cost here is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for however, the federal disaster supplemental Bill that is making its way through congress truly is what helps us in the long term recovery process with community block development, grants transportation infrastructure, those things that were that were heavily damaged that we really need to help us get back on our feet chance to meet the president yesterday when he landed did you say anything to veered I told him thank you for coming. Obviously, it's not every day the president comes to your hometown. So we told him thank you for coming about. We also told him to use his leadership's goes into pressure. The leadership of congress to quit the politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm. Very passionate about Baker county in my community of city each city Lynn haven, all holidays. There are several other communities in this nice that were impacted in two thousand eighteen well, hurricane Florence devastated. South Carolina, paradise California, wildfires those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. How would you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane? It. Sounds like you're saying slow in a word. Yes. I I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, August twenty fifty thousand seventeen and President Trump signed about partisan Bill on September eleventh, roughly seventeen days later. So you're looking for the speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts. And I wanna listeners to hear. What are the biggest challenges that are still facing your community to this day? What are you seeing? Well, truly the the biggest challenges facing our community are affordable housing and workforce. The if we're gonna have in obviously was decimated up. Seventy percent of our community is lives in rental facilities, some sort of apartment rental home, and they were completely destroyed. So that workforce at left. It makes it a challenge for those people that still have businesses to find good help. And then, of course, the pallets in the county are facing huge financial burdens are debris hall off. After we were told about the state. This is the largest debris removal done by county in American history are debris removal for Bakondy is roughly three hundred eighty million dollars in our yearly budget three hundred fifty million dollars. So a lot of work left to be done. Phillip Griffiths is the chairman of the bay county Commission, Mr Griffiths, thank you so much for taking the time to.

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05:38 min | 2 years ago

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"And director Aaron cat, they blabbering on a new narrative podcast called earth rate. Post-apocalyptic story about life for one pregnant woman on earth after alien Beijing puck Mark Morris on pepper land. The work created and celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles. Sergeant Pepper's lonely hearts club. I'm stewart. Don't miss all of it. Weekdays at noon on the NY. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no well king. Good morning. The Florida panhandle. That's the northwest part of the state was devastated by hurricane. Michael seven months ago. Many of the communities along the coast are still waiting for federal disaster aid. And then last night they had a visitor. President Trump traveled to Panama City beach for a campaign rally he announced four hundred and forty eight million dollars in disaster recovery front funds for Florida. And he said this Panama City beach is open for business as beautiful as ever. But not everyone is as optimistic as the President Al Kathy is the mayor of Mexico beach that town was all but wiped out by the hurricane. He talked NPR earlier this week. Storm of met him. And he should you get plenty Hilton us it will in a bad way. And I told him not produce. And I feel like that we have been forgotten. All right on the line. With me this morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission the city of Penn mob beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, good morning. Good morning. So you basically talked to my colleague here NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as bay county votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. A how did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was complete solution dollar problems. The president announced the ninety ten car share for your listeners. What that means is now the responsibilities of the cities in the county has shifted to a five percent versus a twelve and a half percent. The federal government picks up seventy five percents Seema and recounts pick up twenty five percent. So now with the ninety ten cost share that reduces our our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty forty five million dollars. Oh, man of money a lot of money, which means you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We are we sure hope so the the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten cost share is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for. However, the federal disaster supplemented Bill that is making its way through congress truly. What is what helps us in the long term recovery process with community block development grants transportation of the structure, those things that were that were heavily damaged that we really need to help us get back on our feet. Meet the president yesterday when he landed. Did you say anything to? I did I told him. Thank you for coming. Obviously. It's not every day. The president comes to your hometown. So we told him thank you for coming about. We also told him to to use his leadership skills into pressure. The leadership of congress to to quit the politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm very passionate about bay candy. And in my community of city beach city, Lynn, haven, all our municipalities. There are several other communities in this nation that were impacted in two thousand eighteen well hurricane-force devastated line on paradise California, wildfires those those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. How would you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane attends like you're saying slow in a word? Yes. I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been a much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hits few Texas, August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen and President Trump signed about partisan Bill on September eleventh roughly seventeen looking for for this to speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts. And I wanna hear I want our listeners to hear. What are the biggest challenges that are still facing your community to this day? What do you think? Well, truly the the biggest challenges facing our community are affordable housing, and and workforce the house in obviously was decimated. Seventy percent of our community is live in rental facilities, some sort of apartment rental home, and they were completely destroyed. So that workforce it left it makes it a challenge for those people that still have businesses to find good help. And then of course, the policies in the county are facing huge financial burdens just are our debris haul off Bill. We were told about the state this is the largest debris removal by county in American history are debris removal, go for Bacon's, roughly three hundred eighty million dollars. Our yearly budget three hundred fifty million dollars. So to be done. Phillip Griffiths the chairman of obey county commission. Mr griffiths. Thank you so much for taking the time during.

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05:14 min | 2 years ago

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"It's for seven. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king. Good morning. The Florida panhandle. That's the northwest part of the state was devastated by hurricane. Michael seven months ago. Many of the communities along the coast are still waiting for federal disaster aid. And then last night they had a visitor. President Trump traveled to Panama City beach for a campaign rally he announced four hundred and forty eight million dollars in disaster recovery funds for Florida, and he said this Panama City beach is open for business as beautiful as ever. But not everyone is as optimistic as the President Al Kathy is the mayor of Mexico beach that town was all but wiped out by the hurricane. He talked to NPR earlier this week. Storm of momentum. And it's going to be plenty Hilton. I said we'll 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten. All right on the line. With me this morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission. The city of Panama beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, good morning. Good morning. So you basically talked to my colleague here at NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as bay county votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. How did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was a complete solution to our problems the president announced the ninety ten car share for your listeners. What that means is now the responsibilities of the cities in the county has shifted to a five percent versus a twelve and a half percent. The federal government picks up seventy five percent, Seema and the counties pick up twenty five percent. So now with a ninety ten call share that reduces our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty forty five million dollars. Oh, man. A lot of money a lot of money, which means you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We are we sure hope so the the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten costs here is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for however, the federal disaster supplemental Bill that is making its way through congress truly. Early. What is what helps us in the long term recovery process with community block development grants transportation infrastructure, those things that were that were heavily damaged than we really need to to help us. Get back on our feet. The president yesterday when he landed did you say anything to? I did I told him. Thank you for coming. Obviously. It's not every day. The president comes to your hometown to we told him. Thank you for coming. But we also told him to to use leadership's goes into pressure, the leadership of congress to to quit, the petty politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm very passionate about bay county, and in my community of city beach city, Lynn, haven, all municipalities. There are several other communities in this nation that we're impacted in two thousand eighteen as well, hurricane hurricane-force devastated south near line on paradise California, wildfires those those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. How would you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane? It sounds like you're saying slow in a word. Yes. I I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been a much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit feast in Texas, August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen and President Trump signed about partisan Bill on September eleventh roughly seventeen days looking for for this to speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts. And I I wanna hear I want our listeners to hear. What are the biggest challenges that are still facing your community to this day? What do you think? Well, truly the biggest challenges facing our community are affordable housing, and and workforce the world. We'll have in obviously was decimated up. Seventy percent of our community is live in rental facilities, some sort of apartment rental home, and they were completely destroyed. So that workforce has left it makes it a challenge for those people. Still have businesses to find good help. And then, of course, the unionist apologies and the county are facing huge financial burdens just are our debris haul off Bill. We were talking about the state. This is the largest debris removal done by county in American history are debris removal Bill for bay county is roughly three hundred and eighty million dollars. Our yearly budget is three hundred and fifty million dollars. So to work to be done. Phillip Griffiths is chairman of the bay county commission. Mr griffiths. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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04:21 min | 2 years ago

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"Get plenty HALE. And I said we'll great 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to produce. And I feel like we have been forgotten. All right on the line. With me this morning is Phillip Griffiths. He's chairman of the bay county commission the city of Penn mob beach is in that county. Good morning, Mr. Griffiths, good morning. Good morning. So you basically talked to my colleague here at NPR, Greg Allen. And you told him that quote as much as bay county votes Republican. We don't need a political rally right now, we need some good news from the federal government. How did you feel about the rally last night? Did you mind change at all? Yeah. I mean, absolutely. It was it was better news. I wouldn't say it was a complete solution dollar problems. The president announced the ninety ten car share for your listeners. What that means is now the responsibilities of the cities and the county has shifted to a five percent versus a twelve and a half percent. The federal government picks up seventy five percent, FEMA and the counties pick up twenty five percent. So now with a ninety ten cost share that reduces our our burden to five percent. Which is in bay counties is quite to roughly forty forty five million dollars. Oh, man. A lot of money a lot of money, which means you'll be getting a lot of federal money. We are we are. So the the we really need the disaster. Bill passed the ninety ten cost share is obviously a great piece of news that we were we were hoping for however, the federal disaster supplemental Bill that is making its way through congress truly. Early. What is what helps us in the long term recovery process with community block development grants transportation infrastructure, those things that were that were heavily damaged, and we really need to to help us get back on our feet. You had a chance to meet the president yesterday when he landed. Did you say anything to? I did I told him. I thank you for coming. Obviously. It's not every day. The president comes to your hometown new. We told him thank you for coming. But we also told him to to use his leadership's goes into pressure, the leadership of congress to to quit politics of fighting over little things that aren't really much of a concern to the disaster. Areas of two thousand eighteen while I'm very passionate about bay county. And in my community of panel city beach city, Lynn, haven, all municipalities. There are several other communities in this nation that we're impacted in two thousand eighteen as well, hurricane Florence devastated, South Carolina, paradise California, wildfires those those communities who I've spoken to some of their leadership are singing the same songs that we are. And they need help as well. How would you summarize the federal government's response to this hurricane? It sounds like you're saying slow in a word. Yes. I I would say based on just what we've learned since the storm. There's been a much faster reaction to previous natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey hits. Feast in Texas, August twenty fifth two thousand seventeen and President Trump signed a bipartisan Bill on September eleventh roughly seventeen days looking for for this to speed up. I wanna ask you last question you've been leading recovery efforts. And I I wanna hear I want our listeners to hear. What are the biggest challenges that are still facing your community to this day? What are you seeing? Well, truly the the biggest challenges facing our community are affordable housing, and and workforce. The we'll have in obviously was decimated. Seventy percent of our community is live in rental facilities, some sort of apartment rental home, and they were completely destroyed. So that workforce has left it makes it a challenge for those people. Still have businesses to find good help. And then, of course, the Pahlavi's in the county are facing huge financial burdens just are our debris haul off Bill. We were talking about state. This is the largest debris removal them by county in American history are debris removal for bay county is roughly three hundred eighty million dollars. Our yearly budget three hundred fifty million dollars. So not a word to be done. Phillip Griffiths is chairman of obey county commission. Mr griffiths. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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02:19 min | 2 years ago

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"Five storm hit the state's thirty four days. More than two hundred days have passed now since hurricane Michael and people in the panhandle are getting anxious about the slow pace of recovery in Panama City, they're still picking up debris and expense. That's expected to total some two hundred million dollars made her Greg, but Nikki says. The city's headed takeout seventy five million dollars in loans supplemental lettuce number one pay the remaining expenses that we've got for debris plus help pay down on the loan that we've made officials estimate at least a quarter of the population has left for those that remained. There's a severe housing shortage with severe daily challenges for Nikki says the impasse in Washington has left many in Panama City angry. It was being held hostage in in my vision. And also allow the public's division because I didn't Puerto Rico has it has issues, and I know Puerto Rico needs more money to fix their electrical grid they'd been given between twenty eight and twenty nine billion dollars. So far. We haven't been given anything how much aid Puerto Rico has received as a matter of debate. President Trump has tweeted incorrectly that US territory has gotten ninety one billion dollars and analysis by San Juan daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger-pointing goes on the future of a major military. Installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold tend to was badly damaged in hurricane. Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries day county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stopped instruction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act together. Will they really fund that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer and accounts for a third of the area's economy breath. Alan NPR news. This is NPR news on K Q public radio at seven nineteen here. Again is Joe McConnell with your.

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11:15 min | 2 years ago

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"Today. Highs primarily in the sixties it's five oh seven. It's morning edition from NPR news. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king tomorrow US and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. The stakes are very high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that the net income levels for farmers has been lower in recent years. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa that's a state has deeply dependent on agriculture. Grassley himself is from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things be. On just their bottom lines. You don't wanna think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give them or your technology. The farmers know that they're manipulating their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern is making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, let. Last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars. You you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war, otherwise you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money. No, hyper -ticipant in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else's. We talked to soybean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture, and that's great. But that's only a one time. Fix early taxpayers. Not gonna continue to do that. Why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture. Now, the tariffs he is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to guy? Let Chris Gibbs are impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid and so- farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio fields. But on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers that said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks and. Then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese goods. He is affected. Upping the ante right now ahead of trade talks is that a wise move a based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China, we could go they got over there, and they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the tex- for that negotiation and went way back from where they thought we had brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. Need? What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say to China you joined the WTO and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade yard living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States we ought to be set in the pattern for the rest of the world on trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. I know today that's a big if but if this. Has all successful. Not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful if Assad successful will continue to go on and try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassley home state of Iowa over the weekend and farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying. Heavy load in this trade fight. Chris Gibbs who y'all spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five of bushel. And that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war, you know, Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of our cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough row to hoe. NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got. You're welcome. Tough wrote Ohio that was a good one seven months after hurricane Michael communities on the Florida, panhandle are still awaiting federal disaster aid. Some are pointing that out. Just as President Trump prepares for today's campaign rally and Panama City beach. Here's NPR's Greg Allen, Al Kathy has a tough job. He's the mayor of Mexico beach town that was all but wiped out by hurricane Michael. He's meeting with Trump today before the campaign event, Cathy says it will be his second time with the president. Five days the storm of met him. And he said that you get plenty Hilton. I said we'll great 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten eighty percent of Mexico beaches buildings were destroyed by hurricane. Michael few residents have been able to return and Kathy says the town doesn't have the money to rebuild infrastructure was totally destroyed. We have no peer while police. Farmers goals. Five restall, a water tank was not banned. Remember, we had a annual budget of three and a half million dollars to breed pickup. A low will exceed sixty million dollars. Although theme responded quickly with emergency assistance, Mexico beach, Panama City, and other communities now have big bills piling up and they're looking to congress for help. But for months now, a disaster relief Bill has been stalled in congress largely because of a dispute over Porto Rico, the Bill contains six hundred million dollars in additional aid for Puerto Rico Democrats want more money, but. President Trump has resisted resulting in a deadlock. It's frustrating for members of congress like Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott within ten days if Katrina congress passed supplemental disaster relief funding for her. I can hurricane Gustov take seventeen days. Andrew the last category. Five storm hit the state's thirty four days. More than two hundred days have passed now since hurricane Michael and people in the panhandle or getting anxious about the slow pace of recovery in Panama City, there are still picking up debris and expense. That's expected to total some two hundred million dollars mayor Greg, but Nikki says the city's headed takeout seventy five million dollars in loans supplemental lettuce number one pay the remaining expenses that we've got for debris pickup plus help pay down on the loan that we've made officials estimate at least a quarter of the population has left for those that remained. There's a severe housing shortage with severe daily challenges. Brindisi says the impasse in Washington has left many in Panama. City angry it be kind of being held hostage in in my mission. And also allow the public's estimate because I stand Puerto Rico has has issues, and I know understand it Puerto Rico needs more money to fix their electrical grid they'd been given between twenty eight and twenty nine billion dollars. So far. We haven't been given anything how much aid Puerto Rico has received as a matter of debate. President Trump has tweeted incorrectly that US territory has gotten ninety one billion dollars an analysis by San Juan daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger pointing goes on the future of a major military installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold to was badly damaged in hurricane Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries bay county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stop construction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act. Will they really fun that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer at accounts.

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"phillip griffiths" Discussed on KCRW

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"phillip griffiths" Discussed on KCRW

"For debris pickup plus help pay down on the loan that we've made officials estimate at least a quarter of the population has left for those that remained. There's a severe housing shortage with severe daily challenges for Nikki says the impasse in Washington has left many in Panama. City angry it kind of being held hostage in in my mission and also allow the public's estimate because I stand Puerto Rico has has issues, and I don't understand it Puerto Rico needs more money to fix their electrical grid. They've been given between twenty eight and twenty nine billion dollars. So far. We haven't been given anything how much aid Puerto Rico has received as a matter of debate. President Trump has tweeted incorrectly that the US territory has gotten ninety one billion dollars an analysis by San Juan daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger pointing goes on the future of a major military installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold to was badly damaged in hurricane Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries bay county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stopped construction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act. Other will they really find that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer and accounts for a third of the area's economy. Greg Allen NPR news. This is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition, the Atlantic magazine's April cover story proposed cutting legal immigration numbers because of economic benefits to the current system are not worth it ahead. Jose Antonio, Vargas, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and an undocumented worker responds that story coming up on morning edition..

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"phillip griffiths" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:06 min | 2 years ago

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"Daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger-pointing goes on the future of a major military. Installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold ten. It was badly damaged in hurricane. Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries bay county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stopped instruction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act together. Will they really find that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer and accounts birth third of the area's economy. Greg Allen NPR news. This is NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning at six nineteen. Stay tuned. Coming up on morning edition secretary of state Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq yesterday and coming up in just about fifteen minutes. We'll talk about that. And look at what the US gained since pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. About one quarter of military spouses are unemployed. Another thirty percent are part time and many told us they're struggling to find meaningful and paying work. We don't have the choices to do the great things we want to do the challenges of building a career when you're married to a member of the military. I'm tansy Vega. And that's next time on the takeaway, weekday afternoons at three on ninety three point nine FM. New flight attendants are sick a lot because it's kind of like a kindergarten teacher. You're exposed to a lot of germs mainly because I'm taking garbage from everyone, you know. And and saying thank you for it. Thank you. Thank you for your garbage. Join us. For the moth radio hour. True stories told lie from the public radio is change fee r x dot org tonight at eight on ninety three point nine FM WNYC. We have to laze right now and nj transit Smain Burgum. Port Jervis line other than that mass transit's okay, chances some light rain, mainly before ten o'clock this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy today with a high near sixty three degrees. Fifty six degrees. Mostly cloudy right now in New York. Support for NPR comes from WNYC members and from CFA institute CFA charter holders, our wealth managers committed to helping unlock opportunities for their clients ambitious.

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"Morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king tomorrow US in Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington for talks about the trade war. Now, the stakes are high for everyone. But especially for farmers government data shows that income levels for farmers. Have recently been dropping Republican Senator Chuck Grassley represents Iowa. That's the state has deeply dependent on agriculture Grassley himself from a farming family that grows sway beans and corn. I asked him if his constituents are worried, and he said, the farmers that he's talking to are worried about things beyond just their bottom lines. You don't wanna think of farmers only thinking about their own products being sold to China. Farmers know that China's stealing our intellectual property. Our trade says grits, if you want to do business in China, you gotta do it the way they want you to do it. And that's give him or your technology. The farmers know that they're manip-. Blading their currency. A Senator we've spoken to many farmers on morning edition who have told us that their bottom line is being hit hard by the trade war that they are losing tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their concern isn't intellectual property at this point their concern. He's making a living. What do you say to them? Their concern is intellectual property because there's an awful lot of intellectual property goes into the creation of the surplus that we do the government, though has acknowledged that this trade war is hurting farmers. In fact, last year, the government offered farmers bailout money to the tune of twelve billion dollars, you you said you'd apply for it. Did you end up applying? Yeah, I got it on a thirty acres of soybeans. But I don't know how much money I got. But you're entitled to know if you wanna find out it, sure. But that means that you are far must have been at risk. You must have felt that you were losing money because of the trade war. Otherwise, you wouldn't have applied for federal bailout money. No, I participate in every government program. That's available because it's been considered in my generation. Remember, I'm eighty five years old that farmers stick together and participating in the farm program is one way of showing your in the same boat as everybody else is we talked to soyabean farmer in Ohio, Chris Gibbs about the bailout program. He took the money as well. Here's what he had to say about it. Twelve billion dollars pumped in agriculture, and that's great. But that's only a one time fix early. The taxpayers not contain the things that why would they for policy? That's inflicted pain. Byron government onto agriculture. Nasa. Tariffs. He is not that impressed by this bailout. What do you say to die? Like, Chris Gibbs are wasn't impressed by not sat in meetings with ten or twelve other senators a couple of times over the course of the last eighteen months, and we told the president. We don't want aid. We want markets, and we want trade not aid. And so farmers feel the same way that person from Ohio feels but on the other hand, I can tell you a lot of farmers said to me is hurting us temporarily, but the president's doing the right thing because you can't let the Chinese screw us on international trade where we have six hundred billion dollar deficit. It seemed as if the United States and China were really making progress on these trade talks, and then President Trump tweeted this weekend that he plans to impose new high tariffs on Chinese teas affectively upping, the ante right now ahead of trade. Talks is that a wise move based upon what I have found out from the executive branch of government from two different sources when our team went to China. We can go. They got over there. And they found out that the Chinese had negotiated to a certain level. They got the texts for that negotiation. And it went way back from where they thought we brought them to we can't make the same mistake with China. This time that we made in twenty eleven when we thought we had an agreement with Chinese and they didn't carry it out. So it's time I think to strike a very strong enforceable deal. So that farmers even non-farmers can get the certainty that they need. What is your message for each side here? And what do you think is at stake? If these talks break down what I would say is everybody benefits from freer trade. I'd say to China joined the WTO, and you're in your into an organization that has to live by the rules of trade. Yard living by him by not enforcing. Let's say intellectual property. I'd say to the United States, we ought to be setting a pattern for the rest of the world trade because that's what we have done since World War Two and Senator to the farmer who says, look, I don't care about intellectual property. I've got a small farm relatively small farm. I just need to make a living. I need to eat. I need to not lose money. Would you tell them? Hold on very definitely if this is all successful. I know today that's a big if but if this is all successful, not only is that farmer going to be better off. But the entire world is going to be better off because free trade has proven itself with the reduction of global poverty with the enhancement of the middle class worldwide. And if this is not successful if Assad successful will continue to go on and. Try to accomplish what we can in ways other than China. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, very much goodbye. All right NPR's chief economics. Correspondent Scott Horsely? Was listening into the senators interview, Scott what stood out to you there? Noel, I was just in Senator Grassi's home state of Iowa over the weekend. Farmers. There have really suffered a series of gut punches not only low crop prices, and then the trade war. But now they're dealing with historic flooding. Farmers are resilient and like a lot of Americans. They do want to see changes in China's behavior, but they are carrying a heavy load in this trade fight, Chris Gibbs, we all spoke with earlier this week talked about soybean prices dropping by three dollars, a bushel that twelve billion dollar government aid package pays at most a dollar sixty five a bushel, and that's for farmers who qualify a lot of crops get less than that and Noel, it's not just China in this trade war Trump's withdrawal. From a big Asia Pacific trade deal is hurting beef farmers who are trying to do business in Japan, dairy, farmers in Wisconsin. And elsewhere in the midwest are hurting because Mexico is not buying as much of Archie. Cheese anymore. Senator Grassley himself has complained about the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum America has the world's most productive agriculture. But the president's trade policies have given farmers a tough road. Aho NPR's chief economics correspondent, Scott Horsely. Thanks got you welcome tough road, a ho that was a good one seven months after hurricane Michael communities on the Florida, panhandle are still awaiting federal disaster aid. Some are pointing that out Justice, President Trump prepares for today's campaign rally and Panama City beach. Here's NPR's Greg Allen, Al Kathy has a tough job. He's the mayor of Mexico beach town that was all but wiped out by hurricane Michael. He's meeting with Trump today before the campaign event, Cathy says it will be his second time with the president. Five days, that's the stolen momentum. Today, you go get in Hilton. I said we'll great 'cause we are in a bad way. And I told him not to forgive. And I feel like we have been forgotten eighty percent of Mexico beaches buildings were destroyed by hurricane. Michael few residents have been able to return and Kathy says the town doesn't have the money to rebuild. Our infrastructure was totally destroyed. We have no peer while police. Farmers. Go five five scowls water tank was banned. Remember, we had a annual budget of three and a half million dollars. I pickup. A low will exceed sixty million dollars. Although FEMA responded quickly with emergency assistance, Mexico beach, Panama City, and other communities now have big bills piling up and they're looking to congress for help. But for most now, a disaster relief Bill has been stalled in congress largely because of a dispute over Porto Rico, the Bill contained six hundred million dollars in additional aid for Puerto Rico Democrats want more money, but President Trump has resisted resulting in a deadlock. It's frustrating for members of congress like Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott within ten days of Katrina. Congress passed supplemental disaster relief funding for her. I can hurricane guest Ave. Take seventeen days. Andrew the last category. Five storm hit the state's thirty four days. More than two hundred days have passed now since hurricane Michael and people in the panhandle are getting anxious about the slow pace of recovery in Panama City, there still picking up debris and expense. That's expected to total some two hundred million dollars mayor Greg, but Nikki says. As the city's headed takeout. Seventy five million dollars in loans, supplemented Boletice number one pay the remaining expenses that we've got for debris up plus help pay down on the loan that we've made officials estimate at least a quarter of the population has left for those that remained. There's a severe housing shortage with severe daily challenges for Nikki says the impasse in Washington has left many in Panama City, angry being held hostage in in my vision. And also allow the public's estimated because I didn't Puerto Rico has has issues, and I know understand it Puerto Rico needs more money to fix their electrical grid. They've been given between twenty eight and twenty nine billion dollars. So far. We haven't been given anything how much aid Puerto Rico has received as a matter of debate. President Trump has tweeted incorrectly that US territory has gotten ninety one billion dollars and now asus by San Juan daily El Nuevo DEA put it at about half that while the finger pointing goes on the future of a major military. Installation. Tyndall air force base is on hold to was badly damaged in hurricane Michael. The air force is committed to a total rebuild at a cost of some three billion dollars. But money needed for the base is part of the disaster relief Bill with the Bill stalled the air force has halted all new rebuilding projects there and that worries bay county Commissioner Phillip Griffiths if you stop construction now, and we have to wait for five six months for congress to get their act together. Will they really find that base in four or five six months or could it be mothballed? That's the last thing that this community needs or wants for bay county. The stakes are high 'til air force base is the area's largest employer at.

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"phillip griffiths" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"phillip griffiths" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"But when I moved in with me, it's quite funny story out to you. I'll let him tell you about it. But he was still good friends of dealing with rod used to run the economy. So when I left Tim asteroid voice all in. And let me tell you the story of well how it came around here. My name and introduced me really funny story really always didn't Tope. By New Delhi rafters, really good friend of mine. And also, Phillip Griffiths is also really good friend of mine and. On members in Italy. They will sought to chaper chips a phone call out of the blue from felon. Phil says right? Your tight is this young MRs been off the academy. He said she's in Blyth all heard really was bad things about them. So we hadn't really impressed role too much in his is behavior, shall we say? But fails or press game into taking 'em. So didn't have most choice because philatelic me a lot when I was racing vice within INC so thought, okay. So Adam arrived up picked him up at the airport on says, right? Avert your complete twenty. You got one month to sort yourself out otherwise bringing you back here. And that's that's how it started. Is it really? And we on all right since then we've done quite well, really. But. Yeah. Upper-middle you in them me and Tim on like, I have some fire. We didn't really quite a lot in common being such different age groups, really it was quite a lot of the simple nece. Roger now, we both fell in over that when you were young when I was young. So then when I can't live with you. It was so of like, I was a little Baker. Sorry. Tim's names character Baker. Yeah. A lot Tyler from the start because you just want to rice and CARA. Reuters compared you never know how good or bad somebody will in a member taking his first rices puzzle up. Like, I think the images of the member finishing the finished under these are hard. It was. But then he just kept wanting to rice everytime vic- want to rice because I want to make some money as well because in hidden money, take all of them. The business platform and. But you have always got me about Rodney audience again so used to trying to them a lot, and we just spent such spent for the signs we did sprint sprint sprint sprint old island. It's funny really looking back. Now when you look at what we did in training together is never it was never plunder. It was never will do this today. We'll do that say we never sat down and looked here. We saw a race in four or five days. Let's just work around that. And that's what we did. It was in. And it wasn't like any structure to it. It was just it was just constant riding your bike. And it was always every time. We went out we'd have a point system for sign. So little towns be one point province sign a ten point countries Hines, very rare. But I'd be the million points who got back onto that be. UB? So we'd always go out. And we'd always around these signs. It always race each other. We're not kind of stuff and Tim was fifty and it was always about overlay chump. But the main thing is always PT always race. Make it always raise me and always trying not me down the ridge. So it always trying to knock me off the way or just try and beat me somewhere or another. But it was. Taught me quite a lot very always. You know is the simplest a bike route. And it wasn't going out impress in certain during a load of efforts..

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