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"You're civilized yet provocative antidote to the self-contained opinion bubbles that dominate political debate. It's the second week of July and this week even Republican governors around much of the country are imposing mandatory mask orders as the corona virus situation continues to intensify specially in the south and southwest the rapid growth in consumer spending that ran from April into mid June has stalled Americans tell pollsters they're more worried about the coronavirus and they appear to be taking steps to stay in and slow its. Spread even areas like the northeast or the resurgence does not yet look too bad. The president's strategy of trying to plow through demanding that schools reopened or else is not carrying the day either in the polling or in public actions. But people also are wondering how long we're going to have to go on like this European countries are reopening their schools and Americans would like to do that here in the fall, but it's likely to be impractical if these outbreaks remains so out of control and hundreds of Americans continue to die every day. Talking about where to go from here I want to bring in our left right and center panel has always I'm your center. I'm joined by Megan mcardle columnist of the Washington Post on the right and left Dorien. Warren. President of the Center for Community Change. Hello Hello Hi there. Hi, and to talk about the Corona Virus Dr Kavita Patel, joins us. Now Kavita is a primary care internal a former health policy advisor in the Obama Administration and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Hello Kavita Hijaz thanks for having. Me So why have things gotten so much worse than the last month. So I will say that we have a national virus without a national strategy that's probably the most polite succinct way to say it but going into a little bit more a depth around that, we really did have these metrics which many states and cities did not adhere to in terms of reopening. For example, there were already growth rates in parts of the country California Texas and Florida where we should have been rolling back some of the reopenings. particularly in bars and restaurants second has been something that's been a theme for months. Now is testing. We have we still to the State even though we are doing about five, hundred, fifty, thousand, six, hundred, thousand, today number one that's not enough. Number two testing is pretty limited when it can take anywhere from five to fourteen days to get results, and then the third has been an unclear politicization of science It's something I've seen in my career starting with issues around HIV and climate change and it. Seems to be continuing but again in the face of international pandemic has really kind of brought us to where we are today people have put sort of a red state blue state frame on the responses to this. But as you note, California is one of the states that is faced a significant resurgence, not quite as bad as in Arizona or Florida is so is it is it really mostly about policy differences? There was a predictability about this Johnson and certainly we saw kind of coastal or at least major transport. Being affected earlier that's why you had kind of the New York, DC area and coastal North West as well as L. La San Francisco San Francisco is actually an outlier because they took some drastic actions early but you did see this kind of phenomenon on the coast. So to speak and we knew that it was just a matter of time candidly, it was unclear and talking with my colleagues was this going to be weeks or months? It was just not. We were not certain how this pattern of virus would kind of go through the country as we started to lift some of the restrictions. Particularly, around travel remember March is really went stay at home orders nationally were were imposed and that resulted in a decrease everywhere even in states where there were few cases, those cases pretty much dropped down to zero. So this was inevitable of us in public health kind of knew that this would kind of come through the country not knowing the time intervals, but then to your point, Josh yes, it did not help that we were doing this reopening right as we were hitting summer people were frustrated being indoors and the most kind of obvious way to get out of your home particularly for young people were. To go into these settings, bars, clubs, restaurants, small gatherings at some point, the protests I think threw a wrench into this people thought that might create an increase in cases and mobility data and other kind of numbers that we see do not support that, and here's here's what I I always feel like I'm the arbiter of gloom and doom on some of these kind of things thinkings in podcast, but I will tell you I'm worried now that we will just see this travel migration pattern, which is incredibly natural people coming back from Florida up to the northeast, and that's why you see states like New York. Imposing pretty strict quarantines around incoming travellers which are hard to enforce but were already seen cases rising in the DC area where I live, for example, which tell me that unless we have again a national strategy, we're going to continue to have a national problem showing up in regions only separated by time I mean I think that that is what I have been saying is that you were only a safe as the safest state and that's something that I mean I think we should say that this is without in any way excusing Donald Trump's ridiculous politicization of everything including very minimal stuff like wearing masks. I, think there's a danger of of that on both sides. So I see blue standards now who are like well, this is just all about Georgia reopening or Texas reopening and look I. I was against them reopening but I, also recognize politically, it was incredibly difficult to stay shut down when they didn't have a big problem. Basically everyone has shut down in response to having a big local problem in danger that I see now is that I see people in the northeast going out now wearing masks not doing all that stuff more and more they're socializing with groups. and. The problem is that they're assuming that somehow now we don't have a problem and it's just those bad red states. It's not it's GONNA come back here it's going to get into your community to. And I. think that that is, is we we absolutely do need to pull together as a nation but I'm afraid I. I don't see either side very interested in that. Both sides are kind of really locked into their own narratives but how Bad things happen to the other people because they're bad and good things happen to be because I'm good..
"policy advisor" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"Show that our our word was good, and that we were going to act in a way that was aligned with both American values and American law, and you know when I look at what happened during the trump years only think about is how we're going to have to take steps to regain that credibility again. How challenging! It's going to be to to step back in to that void and say we know we've been acting in a manner that's inconsistent without American commitment to to liberty and justice and equality for all, but trust us now we really mean it this time, but yet at the same time. I've heard from my colleagues who who are still in places like the State Department that that other countries are craving US leadership that they miss. Miss us, taking a more active role, and so what I think is going to be required next year is that if a president by then wins that that he reasserts US power in US leadership that that he does it in a manner that's consistent with our values, but he also does so with a degree of humility, recognizing that the last several years have been hard that they haven't been perfect on on the home front. that. We've got a work hard always to prove that we're fighting for what's right well well bear, thank you so much for joining me. I hope to see you on the campaign trail again or somewhere in an administration or just to see you and. Thanks so much. Then I would love to chat again. This has been a wonderful conversation. Thank you for listening. The electorate is independently created and produced by me Jim. Taylor skinner, and of course I'm the host, but I also do all of the editing the Audio and the graphics you name it. It's on my plate, so if you enjoy this episode of the electorate, cleese, help the electric grow by subscribing, just hit the subscribe button and whatever app you listen to podcasts also leave a review for the electorate on Itunes, lastly one final way to help the electorate is by following the electorate on social media. That's at electorate on facebook, instagram and twitter. Thanks again for listening in until next time. Keep up the good fight..
"policy advisor" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"More open when it's more inclusive in one more people have a voice, so Tony team is great for Democrats and I think now. We're even having a lot of success with legislative seats. I think deals you see just announced the other day that we flipped what four hundred seats deploy something like that, which is insane in a good way you know, but it still feels like. You know we've got those pandemic, which is a huge issue and if you were to launch her campaign now, do you think that you could have the same success that you had in two thousand eighteen with getting large number of votes? And how would you do things differently? I think running a campaign. Global pandemic would be an entirely different beast and I've thought about that a lot. Actually you know like I said. Running for office is really challenging. It's all consuming. It is taxing physically. It's taxing emotionally. But cove nineteen. It's really up ended everything we know about how you traditionally run campaigns, so if you think about it, the the bread and butter of being on the campaign trail is is person to person contact. It's being out there. Knocking doors in shaking hands and holding meet-and-greet since speaking at local democratic clubs, none of that's possible in an era of social distancing. Then you think about what it means for fundraising so many grassroots campaigns depend on small dollar contributions but is it even possible to ask? Ask for small dollar contributions when you've got unemployment rates approaching twenty five percent when the people who are likely to give in five or ten or twenty dollar amounts or the people being hardest hit, and then what do you do when the folks who were traditional, more large dollar donors are feeling the burden of having to give to a presidential campaign and Gubernatorial Races and Senate races in Congressional races in this very important election year, and then think about possibly layering on top of that what it means if your. Caring for someone who sick with covid nineteen. If you've lost your childcare. Maybe he was a candidate. Yourself have lost your your job, so there's a whole range of things that I think are making campaigns particularly. Challenging this year and especially challenging for minority and first time candidates, who might not have the resources at their disposal that that other candidates have I have to be honest. This is part of why I'm making such an effort this year in in my own work to be supporting diverse candidates in supporting them up and down the ballot as you said not. Not only at the congressional level, but the state and local level as well because victory, there is really what's going to help. Change policies from the ground up in our country and I think if I were a candidate right now it would be a test of creativity. How can you use new means of communication to to reach out to voters? How can you? Hit the phones to make sure that you're trying to substitute for what you might get on the doors. How can you be present a meaningful way in your community? Without physically being present, it's really hard and I think that's why it's incumbent upon all of us who aren't running, but who really care about outcomes to be supportive of candidates this year, a couple of silver linings. Managed to campaign and I know you're strategist to I'm just curious what you think about this I mean one one silver lining is that you've got a you know a captured audience. They're not going anywhere and so you can have zoom events. You can have live streaming events, and your audience is right there you you do have to compete for the time that they have during the day, but you know they don't have to worry about travel time. They're going to be there waiting for something to watch. And the second thing is that I would imagine that it is cheaper now because you don't have travel costs right? Flying to different campaign events is. I would imagine really costly. Well on the first point, I think there is something to the fact. that. People are at home and therefore more likely to pick up the phone. If you call I have spoken to a bunch of folks who are on the campaign trail and others who are running campaigns right now. WHO'S CAN said they've? They've never had such pickup rate when when they're calling people on the phone and then not only are people answering. But they're willing to chat. And you know that's great to me because that's always what you crave as a candidate, does that one to one interaction with potential constituent, an opportunity to hear about what's on their mind, and to have a conversation with them about why? You would best represent them in office. Now on the other point you mentioned about whether this means, costs are lower. I actually might disagree with you a bit there because I think the things that a lot of folks don't realize is that it actually costs money to to meaning fully communicate with your voters especially. If you're a first time candidate, because you don't enjoy inherently the benefit of your name, being well known. You might not have at the outset, a huge following, and in that's built up by introducing yourself to people so in order to get people at zoom, event and continually get New People assume event. You might need to do things like pay for advertising on a medium like facebook to about an event to boost attendance. You're still going to need to hire staff. who were going to help you? Set up your events and staff them. All of the mechanics of campaign remains there, and so it still does remain an endeavor that that's costly at a time when it's really challenging to raise money, so you know I've heard that it's still pretty hard for folks, especially in these lower-profile races at a state and local level, where they just aren't getting as much attention. So I, don't know if you've been following the efforts to shift to vote by mail and absentee ballots, right? Everyone's that, but recently I read a piece for Republicans. Were investing were planning to invest millions, maybe billions to hire over fifty thousand volunteers in fifteen or so key states to monitor polling places, and to quote unquote challenge ballots right and I was reading that and you know I think we know what challenging ballot actually means right. That's just a way to intimidate people and you know. Know slow down the voting processor to discourage people from voting. This.
"policy advisor" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate on this episode. A have a conversation with Democratic Strategist Lauren, bear. Lauren is a former State Department official and spent six years the Obama Administration working as a senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. When she ran for Congress in Florida's Eighteenth district in two thousand, Eighteen Larne bears campaign gained national media attention because she won more votes in the district and any other Democrats in the Midterm Elections Lauren Bear joins me to discuss your campaign and what it was like running for as a mother, and as an open lgbtq candidate, we also discussed the importance of foreign policy given America's decline on the world stage under trump's presidency. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Lauren bear bear welcome to the podcast. Thanks so much for having me, so you ran for Congress in Florida's Eighteenth district that was in two, thousand, eighteen, and the a Florida's an interesting state home. What was the? What was your district like? Florida is an interesting state and running was really I. Think the most remarkable in meaningful experience that I've had in my lifetime Florida's Eighteenth district. Straddles that line where Florida goes from being south Florida to to being a little bit more like the deep South, so it's got half of Palm Beach County in it, but also the entirety of of Martin County in St Lucie County above that It's the district where I was raised where the generations of my family ran a Renna family furniture business. It's a it's a place I care about really deeply, and it's a place that I believed in twenty eighteen wasn't getting the kind of representation that it deserved in Congress and. That remains true today. I'm just curious because you were in DC for while you were, you were among Administration Hillary Clinton your senior of foreign policy adviser even to the power, never just wondering what it was like. I mean because I'm from the South I'm from Memphis and I live in Seattle. Now you know. What was it like going? You know from that environment going back to Florida because I'm just curious what that transition. Transition was like for you. You know completely different worlds I like to tell people that I knew a lot about the world of policy, but not allowed about the world of politics and I never thought I would run for office, which which made the transition to being on the campaign trail, even stranger, and maybe I should step back a little until you sort of why why I got into this in the first place. Actually gave birth to a daughter two weeks before Donald Trump was elected and I remember thinking that she was being born into one world, and then all of a sudden realizing that she'd been born into a world that was very very different than that and as. The weeks and months war on in the trump administration, and as I saw the way that the Republican, who is representing my Home District in Florida was voting I really knew that it was kind of one of those, if not now then, if not me kind of moments that if I cared about the kind of world that I was leaving to to my kid, and every other kid of her generation and that. That if I was going to be able to answer her in ten or fifteen or twenty years when she asked me what I was doing in the era of Donald trump to to make things better that I can sit in sidelines I, I had to to get in the arena and fight, and what I have to say as well. The experience of running was so fundamentally different than the experience of. Being in Washington and making policy, it was on some level so much more rewarding to be on the ground every day, interacting with the people of my community, all of the diverse members of that community understanding kept them up at night what they wanted to see out of of Congress to to motivate them to. Get them. Involved in the political process it was it was an experience that was was truly inspirational and heartening and challenging all at once but ultimately just a real lesson on on movement building. What community can do if they come together? While? Let's really interesting. Thinking back on two thousand sixteen and anyone that I've talked to who had a child around that time or who had young children. My son was in kindergarten and I remember and I don't know if he felt this way, too. But I remember preparing to explain to him. A world is very different from the one we actually ended up with right was. about transitioning from Obama to you're the first woman president and I was just so proud and I. Remember telling people you know I'm so. I'm so proud of this moment and I'm so excited to tell him about this world. This country that we live in right now and then having to shift the message you know and that that's really interesting. And I understand why that would drive you to get into politics. I think you're exactly right about the about shifting the message I mean for me what I remember in the first days that I helped this baby daughter in my arms was being so excited about how the only world that she would know was one where a woman could be president, and then all of a sudden my perspective shifting to. To Thinking Gosh I hope that she doesn't remember the period of time during which Donald Trump was president and my daughter is now three years old worth more than three quarters of the way through Donald Trump's first term and very well now that a three and a half year old actually will have memories and is starting to understand the world around her and what it means to to be. Be, fair and in care about people and I think it's a challenge for me as a parent every day, especially as one involved in politics to try to teach her what it means to be a good leader when we lack that model for good leadership at the highest levels in our country right now, you, your campaign for Congress was really historic. You One more votes in that district than any other. Other Democrat in the midterm elections, intimidating was really good year for Democrats, so that's really impressive and I'm curious about whether you're running as a mom and being an openly q candidate know. How did that shape her campaign? It was central to your messaging and all the help you connect with certain groups of constituents, so first of all I mean on the on the vote count thing It was amazing. It was an honor to mobilize my community in that way and earn more votes in the district, and a Democrat ever had in a midterm cycle, and at the same time to realize that you can do that, and you can still lose.
High-ranking Philadelphia district attorney staffer charged with child endangerment
"Philadelphia police charged a high ranking member of the district attorney's office with child endangerment their city hall bureau chief K. Y. W. Pat Loeb with the story according to the police reporting a Basil left her four year old daughter asleep in her car while she took a walk with her six year old on the Wissahickon creek trail Beslan's attorney Jamie fine says the allegation does not reflect the kind caring and loving mother she is we are confident he says in a statement that when all the facts are revealed her true nature will be vindicated he says she spent her life and career caring for and protecting people the case has been referred to the attorney general's office because of Babylon's role as policy adviser for DA Larry Krasner Krasner's office had no comment Basil on is the second member of Krasner's inner circle to be charged criminally in January mo vida Johnson Harrell pleaded guilty to stealing from the nonprofit while she was head of the DA's victim
COVID-19, Chinas wet markets, and bats - is it US not THEM?
"And now we see Larry's outbreaks in the last few decades that are related to animal eating in China. What happens in China? What people do to animals in China how repercussion beyond Chinese border? Let's Professor Deborah Jar. She's author of animals in China Law and society and we're going to take a close look at the animals that find themselves in China's wet markets today and into the curious origins of this Almighty pandemic. I have to side. It's beyond anything that I could have imagined. It really is at bats. Worst CASE SCENARIO SCOTT AS FAR as I'm concerned and that's from someone who's worked in the area and someone is trying to increase the awareness that this kind of thing would happen. It seems to have happened so rapidly and we seem to have been totally unprepared for it. She infield he's with the echo health alliance as their science and Policy Advisor for China and Southeast Asia regions eventually and environmental scientist. Hey knows he's infectious diseases. And he's Bet Corona viruses. He's an international authority on them which is why he is quick to discredit conspiracy theories swirling around about the origins of the SARS Cov virus. That's caused this cove. Nineteen pandemic one being that it came from the Wuhan Institute Veraldi Attain Hayes. Worked closely alongside. There was a big a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories either about manufacturing losses biowarfare about escapes from large raise. Excetera truth is trying to fiction. We we don't need to manufacture this far as it exists in Niger. As is from my scientific point of view that argument that it's manufactured bars has been tightly discredited winsor Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome first appeared in two thousand and two in China human was part of the international team. That did that hard. Detective work the years to trace its origin back to a corona virus in beds and the team's been surveying and identifying Bet Corona viruses across China saints. The size called to virus is ninety. Six percents SIMILAC genetically to about corruption virus working with Salads and with colleagues in China. I had the opportunity to see how intelligent how how technically skilled however principled. My colleagues in China were Humza signatory to erase it later. In The Lancet Medical Journal expressing solidarity with China's scientists and concern that conspiracy theories are threatening the rapid open and transparent sharing of data on the covered nineteen at break on people. Say yes but it's Johnny's system which autocratic I can be my to do it etc I nine principles about fats. Those people in that lab at on. We'll be working flat out around. The clock does manual. It comes with his ours. You know you've got to start from scratch stopped from nearest point of knowledge songs develop diagnostics tried to treatment methodologies. That'll be working flat out getting pulled in every direction. Trying to get on top of this thing. That's ahead stop. But where the virus got. It's real headstart. Perhaps OVER MILLENNIA. Ease in bats and scientists have benches with bats have taken him all over the place. All over Italy David Heymann is professor of Infectious Disease Ecology at Massey University in New Zealand. And Yeah some people selling hundreds of back carcasses who to Yeah people wearing Jin as a libation. A bill offering to the bats in a cave. And there's no doubt about it is that's the galling but what I want to know is why beds in particular how the so many viruses that are so deadly to us and yet not to them and to do that. We need to get denied. That's a bit better which Mike Up About. A fifth of the world's Mammalian species the phenomenal mammals. Actually they're the only mammals that truly fly the evolutionary. Oh they've been around many tens of millions of years from fossil records. Basically they live live everywhere on earth really apartment article so that enthused New Zealand out here Hawaii three to take so they're very well adapted the lots of different spaces and the really good for the environment. So for example predation pests. They prevent crop and forest damage. Because I eating insect predators suck the hugely ecologically important. Certainly the the fruit eating bats are great seat disperses Italy to see elite fruit the C. Pass through the bat schedule intestinal system and then it puts it out in a new location. So that helps maintain I. They also pollinate Important crops because revolved for so long. There are many plants for example rely on best to do the pollination and all the seed dispersal for them. David Hyman Ward. Mike's bats such a distinct. Such prime reservoir for novel viruses that can then subsequently crossover and infect other animals than they known to humans. What is it about the laugh of bets and better species so there are many hypotheses one is just the sheer diversity of bats around the world so therefore they have a diverse range of ours is and we think that they've been around for a long time cheaply long lived species relatively speaking and I will live for years and tens of years. Not like rodents that live within a year. They're gone. They will like humans in cities. I mean they form very dense colonies with thousands in a small space so that's ideal for infection spill to transmit from one individual to another Peter Virus Heaven and what's more abet colony might contain multiple bat species so viruses can adapt and crossover between them. He catching a ride when the bats migrate onwards so then they concede infection into new columnist. These multiple networks and communities about spending vast lots of different viruses between them probably lead to them being great host for these viruses. You look at the things I well I if Laras then this is way are would do well it. All of this going from built the interaction. The numbers I felt the citizens either Tom etc etc and the range of viruses bets carry all that originated in bats is mind blowing. Yeah there's extra diversity and it's not just trying of ours. Is that seems to be the same for paramedics of our season. Rabies probably had bats and even things like measles and canine distemper virus. Which we now and paper will be familiar with. Lissa viruses herpes to ebola influenza. A Hendra Nipah that most viruses. That bets incubate don't seem to make bets seek rabies. Seems to be one of the notable exceptions. Why don't they get seek? You didn't quite a really hard to study some of the hypotheses of that because bats have evolved to repair the muscles for example that the tissues that damage during his flight is really intensive. They vote repair. Mechanisms enable them to repair cells for example and versus damaged cells and. There's lots of consequences to that. That doesn't tell the entire story. They ran the immune system. That means that they. They seem to have constant arts they. Immune system switched on during the dice and also they. They fly everyday that I get the core body. Temperatures are effectively. What we do if we're sick and feverish so if you can imagine that we as mammals we have to similar response when rail one hypothesis is that when we do our normal response to viral infections. Then actually these viruses evolved in that sort of environment. And they don't mind so they carry on replicating the things that we do to suppress viruses don't suppress the bat farces. But that's just one. Hypothyroidism is a few others clever little biological systems in a molecular clock analysis that said that Corona viruses and bats had been coexisting for at least ten thousand news probably hundreds of thousands of years and possibly millions of years so these are very robust and sort of long term. Evolution are of these farces within spats and the issue is not about changing to become infectious. Hatha generate to patriots getting from bad to the purse on Wallis taking him. Bats doing their own thing. There's no pro-woman's each bridge what we call an epidemiological bridge wants that bridges. Creator so the agent can get from the reservoir to the purse. So you pay. That's when the trouble starts and there is a perfect place for that Epidemiological Bridge to be built.
Are we doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
"Joined by. Dr Ezekiel Emanuel former Obama. White House Health Policy Advisor. He's Vice Provost Global Initiatives University of Pennsylvania and Dr Peter Hotels Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Doctor Manual. When we start with you. Where do you see us right now? Are we doing enough in terms of large scale social disruption and changes to slow the transmission of this epidemic? So first of all. I've been saying for several weeks now that it's going to get worse before it gets better. Parsley it's GonNa get worse because we have testing. That's just going to show us how prevalent the illness is. It's also getting worse because we know we have more community acquired infections as I mentioned to someone today. You know one week ago. We weren't even talking about new Rochelle and now new. Rochelle is a major topic in New York. And that's a lockdown and if we focus on new Rochelle without thinking about all the other places that this virus is maybe Washington. Dc maybe the suburbs of Baltimore. Who knows where the problem is? We need a more systematic less uneven response. That has to be pretty uniform. Because just 'cause we're seeing it new Rochelle doesn't mean Rochelle's the only place in New York that Scott and that response does have to include things like much more prevalent testing so we really have a handle on who's got it and who doesn't and a really good model is South Korea if you look at their trends you can see that. They're beginning to bend in South Korea. We also do need to inform people. We use the term social distancing like everyone knows what it means. It's not immediately obvious to people what that entails and how much you need to be separate from people explain to what should people know about but a large part of it. You people have come up with all these numbers no more than one hundred people to meet no more. The issue is density. How close are you to people? How easy is it for the droplets to spread? How much are you sort of packed in light sardines or not and that real? I mean that's a physical thing That is really important and I do think we probably need to educate people to minimize the. They're our contact and to stay home more. You can go out where there's no one else if you're going walking in the woods or something or going to a place where there are other people But I do think Restricting how we move around is going to be important I will note that not every but most of the Ivy League schools now for example colleges mine included. We're going online. The second half of the semester is all going to be online. Students aren't going to be in. Dormitories accepts students. That can go back to their home country and still complete the semester. So you are seeing a lot of action. But it's not concerted and that's what it's not systematic and that's what's bothering me Dr Hotels. We've been checking with you throughout the unfolding of the goal pandemic and I'm curious. Are we learning more about the virus itself about the basics about the transmission rate? Which seems to be maybe lower than at first. We thought the fatality rate the incubation period. Where is our knowledge right now about this so the transmission rate still seems to be? Pretty High Dr Fao. She mentioned. It's probably a significantly higher than the influenza as well as the mortality rate. But the you know just to echo and reinforce some of the things zeke Doctor Emmanuel was was saying we've learned a few things from a recent analysis. My colleague Mark Lipchitz sit at Harvard School of Public Health Chan School of Public Health together with a student a doctoral student. Ruan Lee didn't analysis of the Chinese cities in terms of how severe the epidemic is with the extreme example being Wuhan rare nine thousand people wound up in and severely ill with two thousand in the ICU versus city. Like Long Joe where there was only twenty a big difference right and it looked like it's primarily to do to how quickly you got on top of things after sustained community transmission started. So they let it go for six weeks. Before they implemented aggressive control and testing whereas in Guangzhou were the only at twenty cases one week. What's the lesson learned from the United States We're now about three weeks into this in terms of sustained community transmission. We had our first case of community transmission around the end of April so subtract a week before then. So we're getting to the point where because we're not doing adequate diagnostic testing and implementing those very important control measures. That seek pointed out. We're in a situation. Where we could risk being closer to Wuhan and Guangzhou and and we do we. We can't be there so now is a very critical period over the next couple of weeks where we have to be very aggressive about closing down major venues. We just this Houston. Today with the Rodeo was a tough decision but was the right decision that we're going to have to do this all over the country right now and the reason is this because if we miss that opportunity we then have. Our new problem becomes surge capacity hospitals. Where we're not gonNA have enough beds. We're not GONNA have enough into ventilators. We don't want to go in that direction. So now's now czar. Big Schnauzer going to be our last chance. We've already missed that in over the last few weeks. Can I reemphasize something? Peter says which is so in the entire United States. We have about eight hundred thousand hospital beds a little under eight hundred thousand hospital beds. In the entire United States we have under seventy thousand adult intensive care unit. Beds we have about sixty five thousand ventilators with the strategic supply. I've heard that it goes up slightly under one hundred thousand. That's our maximum capacity in the country at the moment if you imagine that even two percent of the population gets the corona virus and we have about six percent who are seriously. Ill GonNa need a respirator. We've exhausted all that supply. Just for those patients. Forget the heart attack patients. Forget the patients who need it for any other reason and I think what Peter said is exactly right we probably have missed two or three turns over the last few weeks where we could have gotten things down and just focusing on the hot spots. Seattle New Rochelle. I think is not. We need a much more systematic countrywide approach so that we don't overwhelm the healthcare system. Which already you know doesn't have that much search capacity in it. Dr Hotels Final Point to you for people that are watching this I. I've struggled with this for the last three weeks right. Communicating in a way that does not induce catastrophe or panic but also is clear eyed about the risks. And I do think it's worth just going back to the distinction between your individual risk you random American one of three hundred thirty million that you will get very sick and need to be hospitalized or may as life threatening illnesses that individual risk for any given random person is probably low in the grand scheme of things and this systemic risk to the society and to the healthcare system which is extremely high at this moment. Is that a fair way of phrasing. It yeah absolutely and also remember. It's it's all about communicating. What our top priorities are in. This is what I've been disappointed about. We've lost a lot of time because of a blanket statements that are not backed by data saying this is contained. This is this is the cold. This is the flu when in fact we know that there are specific groups that are at high risk including older older individuals those with underlying disabilities and our healthcare workers. And so what I've been looking for is at the White House. Press briefings to say. Look these are four. Bit Concerns Right. These are three or four populations That were concerned about This is a why we need to get on top of this very quickly. And here's what we're doing about it and and historically the American people have responded very well to this They understood this three. Bola Zeka as we say. This is not our first Rodeo so so we know how to respond and we just need that clear kind of concise messaging right now. All right. Just had one thing to Chris. Point which is we also do know the ass for any individual. The risk is low except we do know that there are certain people and Peter Emphasize of those who are over sixty or sixty five those who have chronic illness. They are at high risk and what we have done in. This country is aggregate them in nursing homes. Those are most vulnerable people people in nursing and we really have to social distance. There reduced the number of visitors. Probably two zero. Make sure that people are counting up and taking a donning protective equipment so that we don't have that Patriot play just explode with corona virus like it did in Seattle because almost every one of them is really on the verge just like the cruise ships. Good Point -portant point Zeki Manual. Dr Peter Hotels. Thank you
Miami: From Congress to City Hall, Francis Suarez hires Carlos Curbelo as policy adviser
"South Florida congressman Carlos Curvelo landing a new gig at this time at Miami's city hall according to the Miami Herald Capello will advise mayor Francis far as on policy and other political matters it's a part time job Capello also works as a political analyst for NBC and locally NBC six
Caucus chaos in Iowa
"But first the United States before Americans cast votes for president in November election. The Democrats have to decide who I should nominate their party in the rice against President Donald Trump. Now that happens in fifty states and territories through voting contests called primaries and caucuses. The first race was this week in Iowa and there were at least for two. Is No results extrordinary. There was outright confusion as democratic critic officials sodded quality control if it's to say this is caused democratic anxiety. It's an understatement night. The Arnie the Democrats have spent more than three years questioning the legitimacy of the twenty sixteen election yet now I see the legitimacy of their own democratic process questioned well for more on Iowa and what it means for the shape of US foreign policy. Let's turn to our panel. Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington and a former special assistant to President Role Reagan Doug happy to be on Garon. A good cheek is a lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney Sydney and the United States study said. Welcome back to our anger on pretty till we hear. Let's start with this fiasco in Iowa. What did you make of it? Doug Oh it's a disaster aster for the Democratic Party. It's embarrassing. It's an embarrassment for the United States as well and frankly it's a victory for Donald Trump. It allows him to make jokes about the the Democrats across. It makes it very difficult for them to be taken seriously and it creates conspiracy theories within the Democratic Party. It's very bad all around. We're talking about conspiracy theories series momentum appears to be with Bernie Sanders. He's the socialist anti-establishment candidate looks like he's more or less running on power with a Buddha Zhai the former mayor in Indiana but he's over now to win New Hampshire in February but his supporters. Garon I think the party establishment is trying to block. They candidate plausible. Well they saw goes back to two thousand sixteen when we saw really heated primaries raise between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Rick Clinton. We all know how that went end. for a pretty substantial probably portion of Bernie Sanders supporters. This is basically a chance to do the right thing. Now that in two thousand sixteen. They didn't get the result that they wanted so obviously any sort of kind of of issues with with any of the primaries for them will be seen probably probably as a Democratic National Committee's way of Preventing Bernie Sanders from winning the party nomination at the same in time the establishment candidate jibe on the former vice president distant fourth easy damaged goods. Doug Bandow always very damaged. You'll the he's a two term vice president he was in the US Senate for many years. He's someone who has been tabbed as the front runner. He's leading the national polls. You know it's one thing to come. I'm in second you know. I was an odd status. In agricultural status moment western state is really not representative but to come in fourth behind the to Progressive Zan. Dan Buddha gauge is I think extremely damaging. He's moving on to New Hampshire. Where in fact he is behind in the polls you know if he loses both of these you go down to South Carolina the end of the month? You know he's only five points ahead in the last poll if he loses that he has real problems then the conceivable that the other establishment candidate Mark Bloomberg. He's the billionaire former New York. May He's the big unknown he now. It seems wisely was not on the ballot in Iowa but he supported early success for Sanders as beneficial for Bloomberg wagering that it will. You know. Forced moderates lock Barden Buddha Jai to drop out along the way and clear wife or a light swing to Bloomberg grandma so the theory goes and obviously when things come through to be tested in practice we we shall see what what happens. Especially after Super Tuesday but there is this certainly a theory. That really is Biden. Dwindles this leave space. Space for Bloomberg any specially if it comes to Wisconsin in July for the Democratic National Convention and if there is a number of contenders still there is no one would majority there. Might be someone. With plurality Mike Bloomberg could certainly emerge as a kingmaker and and maybe this is the sort of strategy that his companions and that my explain Doug that after this Iowa debacle. He Bloomberg's doubling down on his advertising tossing Spain. But how does he support. Actually Rahm Bloomberg is. I think we'll have trouble getting a lot of personal support on the other hand. He may be seen as the best alternative live. You know somebody who is more centrist orientation. He's smart he's presentable and he has a lot of money he can match any spending from Donald Trump. The problem is he's run as a Republican before he's Kinda cold fish. He's not very personable. He has problems as a candidate. But again word a different world and for Democrats if you're looking for an alternative to the progressives if you're scared of the idea of a millionaire socialist you're representing your party Bloomberg might be the guy in July or he can be the guy to anoint. The person who gets now you've had dealings with Bloomberg. What's the nature of your of your dealings with? The Bloomberg was a couple of years ago bringing in foreign policy people to argue issues. I mean in many ways. It was quite impressive. He sat with us out Bloomberg along with yet a foreign policy adviser and he brought three of us in in my case to talk about Syria. The man is clearly well informed. He understands issues. He's smart. He's engaged. He was down to Earth. The problem is from his standpoint. I think being a presidential candidate is typically ebbing smartening in. That sense doesn't really get you a lot of votes in a way. That being personable empathizing these sorts of things. And he's not really that kind of a character but I was impressed impressed with him. He struck me as somebody who is competent. Who If as president he could very well do a good job depending on what you thought of him on the issues? So I think he'll he. He will make a mark doc in this race. He's a smart guy who's willing to spend tens of millions of dollars you can't ignore. My guests are dot band out from the institute in Washington and Gerona Good. She's from the University of Sydney and the US study center
Some Senate Republicans interested in Bolton impeachment testimony
"In a stunning reversal former national security adviser John Bolton says he is willing to give testimony of president trump's Senate impeachment trial if he's subpoenaed while some Senate Republicans tell us that they're interested in hearing what Bolton has to say while others believe that that's a decision that should be made once the Senate trial actually gets under way Bolton's testimony could be intriguing because he was the president's top foreign policy adviser and we know from other witnesses that he was troubled by the efforts to pressure you crane into investigating Joe Biden one former National Security Council official for example Fiona hill said that at one point Bolton likens the efforts to a drug deal and told her and others to alert White House lawyers Democrats think he might know more about the president's decision to withhold millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine but Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell says that all decisions about witnesses should take place after opening statements in the Senate trial just like they did during the Clinton impeachment trial more than twenty years ago and the risk here is that if Senate Republicans decide to hear from John Bolton then it's going to be harder to justify stopping there is Democrats want to hear from a host of witnesses that the White House blocked from testifying before the house impeachment
The Bubble That Broke Kuwait
"And we've got got a doozy for you today. I'm joined by. Dr Is Rafi on Darius I cardiff Yes today I've got a story for you about one of the greatest stock bubbles of all time which occurred in of all places Kuwait Kuwait. Yes and the story begins in the late. Nineteen seventies during what is known as Kuwait's golden era so Kuwait had been this kind of sleepy desert outpost and then due to the massive influx of oil money. It became this bustling metropolis list. And I actually talked to a man named Saba Araya's who was a prominent businessman in Kuwait around this time and he talks about what Kuwait looked like when he was a kid. Growing growing up like Trinity. We have running water up happening structure The there was no air conditioning for looks up over elevators. And by the late nineteen seventies Kuwait had become this modern metropolis and it also become the financial center of the Middle East because they region was rocked by turmoil. At this point in Kuwait with its really well regulated financial sector and it's relatively stable political. Climate became came this magnet for all of this money that was fleeing turmoil. Elsewhere in the region is a pretty classic emerging markets story starts doing some things right and then all this money he starts coming in from other places And obviously that drove up prices in Kuwait's official stock market but it was very very tightly. Regulated it you know. There are lots of regulations about what kinds of companies could be listed there who was allowed to invest. How are they allowed to invest and made it very stable but it also made it kind of a boring place to invest all this money? That wants to invest in Kuwaiti companies. And if it can't do their maybe it will find some other way to invest invest in them. Well it did find another way. Basically right across the street from the official Kuwaiti stock market. A sort of love informal unofficial stock market developed it was known as the soup ALMANAC and it was literally in a air conditioned parking garage on the site eight of the old camel market and sugamo knock literally translates to the market at the place where the camels rest traders started gathering there and trading trading stocks amongst each other. And I spoke to Ben Craig who is a economic policy adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. And he's written a lot about the suit GALMOC Manakh And I have to clarify here. That everything he said in our interview only represents his personal views. He doesn't represent the views of the Federal Reserve. But I talked to him about this sort of informal formal market that developed. It was seen as an area where you could have fun but what Claes stays in the soup. I don't think I've heard that one before for we'll basically the government said hey. We like having this innovative kind of risky market with big returns. But we don't want the risk to infect the rest has to the economy so they put all these rules in place that said banks are not allowed to touch the super. They can't lend money to people who are investing there. It's got to be completely cut off from the financial sector her but of course traders don't like this because they don't want to just trade with the money they have in their pocket they WANNA borrow money in and you know potentially get even higher returns turns and so the system developed between the traders in the soup that I think was a little bit ingenious. The couldn't borrow money from the bank. So what they did is they had this system of writing post dated checks so basically card if I want to buy a stock for meal. It's worth one hundred dollars now and I think it's going to go up in the future. All right you a check I I say one hundred ten dollars and date it for a year from now you know like if your rent is due on the first you don't get paid till the third. Yeah date your check on the third. That's right that's what they were doing but they would do it for a year and in that situation. It's like you just lent me money for a year but then this sort of interesting thing happened with check check itself became a little bit like cash so suppose that maybe I want to buy some of that stock. I don't have any cash but I have that posted hosted shack and so I just passed that posted check onto a nar trader. It was essentially a way for these traders to print their own money and then Craig cautions against drawing any comparison to other markets. But in my opinion it's not all that different from what happened. In the run-up to the financial central crisis where mortgage-backed securities became much bigger than mortgages in this case the checks that were backed by stocks became much bigger than the stocks themselves selves. And thanks to this. System of kind of endless unregulated credit the Kuwaiti stock market skyrocketed. It became the third heard largest stock market in the world. Bigger even than London and Sobowale riotous says that this was turning people into instant millionaires. He recounted the story to me of going to his friend's apartment and I saw this huge big plate full with the new caveat. You know they by the House and then it was. Ten Cuba's maybe have the token of caveat on on the table I couldn't believe David and this market is started to draw in teachers and students and and he he talks about how you know. Doctors are quitting their jobs to run down to the Sukhoi ANOC and start trading eating stocks. It just became this national obsession that classic mania everybody sees it going up they think it will continue going up and we'll tell you how they started.
House investigators to present impeachment reports to Judiciary
"A seven next phase of the impeachment showdown gets underway later this morning house Democrats said to present evidence in their case against the president at a judiciary hearing corresponded David Wright reports Mr trump is tweeting about a report on the twenty sixteen campaign which is expected to come out this week the president has repeatedly called for investigating the investigators well the inspector general of the department of justice has done just that looking into the F. B. I.'s decision to wire tap trump foreign policy adviser during the twenty sixteen campaign the inspector general is an independent watchdog so the White House is hedging its bets this commission a separate report overseen directly by the Attorney General has to do sherry committee chairman Jerry Nadler appeared on CNN's state of the union where he said the evidence is clear we have a very long so in case I think the case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat more evidence Democrats bringing how's the louder Republicans in the Senate to clear they won't toss the president out of office for it Texas senator Ted Cruz appearing on NBC's meet the press this is a kangaroo court in the house they're going to impeach not because they have the evidence because they hate the president wanted to the election but it's going to go to the Senate it's gonna go
John Bolton, Another national Security adviser, Steps Down
"Used his customary method of twitter to announce the departure of his National Security Adviser John Bolton the the president said he disagreed strongly with his advisors views. Mister Bolton has promised to give his version of events in due course but he was the third national security adviser so far in Mr Trump's administration and he's described as a straight talking foreign policy hook or for more. I'm joined by Amy Pope. She's associate fellow at the US in the Americas program the Chatham House here in London and former deputy homeland security adviser to Barack Obama Amy Welcome back to monocle twenty four. This tipping point came what with the the Camp David invite to the Taliban given by Donald Trump has been bubbling for some time. I think it's been going on for a long time. You look at there have been very very public. situations where the president has directly contradicted his national security advisor whether it's Venezuela or Tehran there have been very very unusual contradictions of the national security advisers position and the fact that they've been done publicly have signaled that the president and John Bolton have not been on the same page for some time. What is it that annoyed. Donald Trump so much about John unbolting there were rumors that it was from the get-go not going to go very well given the fact that Donald Trump didn't like his security advisors moustache. It was as simple as front with this president. I would not put that out of the realm of the possible but when I really think it comes down to is that John Bolton whether or not you agree with his policies had a particular strategy and foreign policy view that governed the way that he it made decisions and that is just fundamentally inconsistent with President this president does not have any sort of national security policy he operates from the HIP he reacts he transacts and that's just I think fundamentally that was just too big of a difference for the two of them to bridge. He was the man the WHO knew US politics how it worked and knew how to get things done. That's right but as we've seen time and again the president didn't has very little patience for people who know how. Washington works if you look at the number of people who have served in in his administration to date some would say these are the so-called grownups in the room. General Mattis General Kelly HR McMaster the former national security advisor they have not lasted very long with this president president he just does not have patients process and again has little patience with strategy and sticking to a particular way of doing business he the and I don't think he likes the constraints that these various actors have imposed on him so I just think this was an inevitable here. The way that John Bolton has been described dubbed by some of the one person said he was a massive neo con on steroids. There was no doubt as to his position was there. What changes did he affect on on. US Security Policy during his tenure well certainly he's pushed for a harder stance on Iran. There's no question there likewise he really pushed this president resident on Venezuela to the point where it looked like the US was intervening in Venezuelan politics which is which is actually a significant departure from where the US foreign policy has been under President Obama for example so he was he was pushing for intervention. He was pushing for a much more military-led military-led strategy hard line policies but what I think might be more disturbing and a more lasting legacy which whether or not disposes intent is not clear here is that he's really undermined the national security process usually these decisions are brought to the president after very careful consideration by policy advisers from across across the US government and by all accounts John Bolton in his haste to be at the president's side and to be the one whispering his ear basically got rid of that structure picture and that considered process that allowed for the fleshing out of various ideas before they went to the president and in its give us an example of things where he his jumped ahead a not had things thought through well. If you look at the China trade war at the moment it is not at all clear that that was considered considered in terms of in terms of a couple of things what are the long long term effects on the US economy and that of course is very is coupled with our national security interest but also what are what is the ability of China to withstand a trade war through US electoral politics at some point this president has to decide died whether he's going to allow the softening of the US economy to impact his own chances at reelection or maintain very strong position on China and by all accounts chance that's not actually been well-considered within the White House so that's just one very tangible example. The second of course was his very public decision on the the Taliban to pull back on the meeting with the Taliban to the surprise of the American public in the foreign policy establishment and and not to have gone through through the process of negotiation of an outcome before that meeting was going to take place you mentioned the the chances of Donald Trump's reelection to what degree has the departure of John. Bolton got anything to do with the fact that Donald Trump would probably like to see himself a foreign policy dealmaker as opposed to a woman go when it comes to next year's elections elections. I think that has everything to do with it. Bolton would have the president maintain a fiercer military posture and the president has and said time and again that it's that it is important to pull troops out of situations including Afghanistan. He's one of his campaign promises. I think that's fundamentally the at odds with where John Bolton have him go so I think at some point. The president is is weighing. How am I going to do these deals that I've promised the American people bowl and as you're going to be able to do that with John. Bolton and I just think the answer is no. Thank you very much indeed for joining us on the line that was amy pope in a moment will go through some of the
Poll: Most Americans disagree with Trump's "go back" tweets
"It appears that most Americans disagree with trump's go back three the new CBS news battleground tracker poll shows Americans are largely divided along party lines on their reactions to president trump's tweets telling for minority Congress women to go back to where they came from CBS news director of elections and surveys Anthony solve onto a majority said that they dislike the tweets disliked what the president said Democrats especially called the tweets racist and on American but Republicans said the media made too much of it they thought the tweets were not racist the debate intensified when a crowd at a campaign rally in North Carolina shouted center back White House policy adviser Steven Miller on fox the core issue is that all the people in that audience and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up condescending to look down upon talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington DC and their allies in many corners
Britain to Considers Suspension of Arms Licenses to Saudi Arabia
"Campaigners have one eight legal challenge over the United Kingdom's decision to government's decision to allow home sales to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen. The court of appeal today ordered the government to review the way it grounds export licenses for themselves to Saudi Arabia after routing the current procedures were unlawful. That's talk about this now with Maltin Butcha policy adviser on conflict at Oxfam international. He joins me here in the news studio your reaction to today's Michael decision, court of appeal decision, I should say it's a tremendous victory for campaign against arms trade for Oxfam supported them, but most of the people of Yemen because this war has dragged on for four years, fueled by British and other the government has said that they're going to look at this, but it does oblige them to evaluate whether those expo. Shirts could leads to violations, but it doesn't mean the immediate suspension of deliveries. Right. They can continue to deliver arms under licenses that have already been issued but they can't issue any new licenses and since licenses, generally don't have a long shelf life this. It's a significant decision. And I mean, the government presumably is going to appeal that looking at this decision, and that the mindful of it, but they all to appeal on there, because it's this isn't the end of the road for campaigners. No. That's right. It's not the end of the ride the government has said it will appeal this will go to the supreme court. Not sure when yet the good news is that until it gets to the supreme court. No new licenses will be issued for any member of the Saudi led coalition operating in Yemen. Do you think that this is enough? Because in the wake of the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi Jay, they were country. Stories around the world. Notably Germany, and Australia is announced the suspension of sales to Saudi Arabia. Is that what you'd like to see the UK government to do? Yes. We'd like to see a complete halt to sales going to Saudi Arabia, and all the other coalition countries. But it is a very significant victory in that for years, campaigned alongside. It must be said the government to put the arms trade treaty into place that entered into force in two thousand fourteen and this is the first big test of that treaty. So we're saying the court of appeals here and last week, Belgian coats, telling governments they have to abide by obligations, which they have undertaken freely, and willingly, so in the long term, this will mean that sales of arms. Really controlled by. International humanitarian law and international human rights law rather than just profit. Okay. I mean, the government have always argued that whatever arms. They do sell to countries. Such as Audi Arabia are bound, by the fact that they will not use them against their own civilian population, and so on. But the government is part of that coalition that is engaged in this war in Yemen. The UK government isn't technically part of the coalition, but they are very deeply involved in military operations in Yemen. Yes. And you're right. I mean, the thing is that they, they have a process, and what the court has found is that they on the process that they have is not legal and the way they've been operating. It is not legal. So now they have to go back look at it all, again, this should make a huge difference. And but you but what you're saying is that you will continue to find, even if the government finds all the government's lawyers find loopholes very briefly that you will continue to find against them. Twenty four million people are native divide in Yemen. There's the world's biggest cholera outbreak. Three point three million people displaced by the war we have to keep on fighting on their
Fed research: climate change could spur financial crisis
"Here's another reason to think about going green. The possibility of climate change leading to an international financial crisis. KCBS map Bigler reports. A new study finds that climate change will hit businesses very hard. And if left unchecked could lead to a collapse of world markets. It's one of the first time that a financial expert has looked into the issue, of course, the science of climate changes as well established. But I think the economic effects of that climate change have become a bit more obvious recently, Glenn Ruta Bush senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco points to the recent bankruptcy of PGE that came about largely because of devastating wildfires. Ruta Bush tells KCBS the Federal Reserve could step in to help companies shift to a low-carbon economy. But so we don't have the tools or mandates limit climate change. But I think this article makes the point that the fed will have to take climate change into account when conducting policy Bush says climate change is one of three major forces transforming the worlds. Economy. The other two are an aging population and rapid advances in
Trump to nominate Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rod Rosenstein
"President Trump has nominated deputy transportation secretary Jeffrey Rosen to succeed rod Rosenstein, as deputy attorney general. The sixty year old Rosen served as general counsel and senior policy advisor at the White House office of management and budget from two thousand six to two thousand nine he was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Rosen is currently the department of transportation's chief operating officer. And he oversees the department's safety at technological
Teach Science Process Over Findings
"This is Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Steve Mirsky. We all agree that there is a crisis even in our society about how we use science. We all know about climate change denial on one side. But there's also all the issues about opposing GMO's or anti vaccination Lucie Jones. She's a seismologist and a policy advisor on earthquake risk. She spoke February seventeenth at the annual meeting of the American Association for the advancement of science in Washington DC, and what we are seeing here is there is a significant part of society that doesn't understand how the scientific process works and looks at scientific information as something you get told to believe because the scientists said it's true. And then if you're going to believe that a thirty you're there several others that you could turn to as well. So what? Due in two thousand sixteen. She founded the doctor Lucie Jones center for science and society, which tries to get the public and policymakers to use scientific information to improve the resiliency of their communities. And here's a brief portion of her talk proposing solutions to the problem of the gap between scientists and society, we need to look at science education for the broader public more focused on process rather than results. And this is another place where the internet has really changed things, you know, when when I was in school, if you wanna learn those facts sort of had the get it from the teachers, or, you know, learn enough to be able to go out and start doing research. Now, if you wanna result, you can get it on your computer right away. What we need to do is not be teaching kids, for instance, that dinosaurs evolved into chickens, but rather how to recognize that the connection between dinosaurs. In the avian species website is more reliable that one. That tells us we descended from visitors from Mars both of them are out there on the internet. You can listen to Lucy Jones's entire talk. Just look for the annual meeting. Livestream and meetings dot AS dot org. For scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Steve Mirsky.
California mounts legal challenge to Donald Trump's state of emergency border wall plans
"Fox News. That's what California's top cop says about President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to gain access to funds to build a wall along our southern border. It's clear that in the mind of Donald Trump. He needs to do something to try to fulfill a campaign promise that doesn't constitute a national emergency. That would require us to essentially stand down on all sorts of federal laws. California attorney general havi Gabar Sarah on ABC's this week the declaration defended by White House senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller with the president was saying is that like past presidents. He could choose to nor this crisis. Choose to this emergency is others have. But that's not what he's going to do Miller also telling Fox News Sunday, the president is prepared to issue. The first veto of his term if congress votes to disapprove of his emergency
Russia and Japan at odds over seven-decade-old Kuril Islands dispute
"The leaders of Russia and Japan are in high stakes Tokes in most today as tensions rise of series of disputed islands. The diplomatic row has worsened in recent weeks of the Russia furiously accused Japan of refusing to accept the consequences Lovie, second world, warm in a moment. The Russia analyst Stephen DL will share his insides, but first Monaco's Asia editor at large Kenji whole joins us on the line from Tokyo bureau Kenji this row was partly renewed of Shinzo Abe's New Year's Eve address. What was it that ignited the tensions? Yeah. You're absolutely right about that office spoke in his new year speech about the need to help Russian residents on these four disputed islands. Accept and understand that the sovereignty of their homes will change obviously that didn't go well down don't down well in Russia Moscow, summoned the Japanese ambassador's protests and Russia has also complained about a Japan's official maps which show the four krill islands inside Japan's borders, the Russian side seems unwilling to part with any of the islands. What's the what's the end goal here? As far as Japan is concerned yet. So Japan says that the at the time the Soviet Union illegally seized the four islands in nineteen forty five. And then kicked out the seventeen thousand Japanese residents there since the nineteen fifties took his position has been that it wants all four islands returned. And until there's progress on that agreement. Tokyo will not sign a peace treaty, which would. Formerly end World War Two hostilities with Russia. The biggest problem with these discussions is that both sides think of the islands as their own sovereign territory. And Russia doesn't really think of it as a territorial dispute at all. So you can't really have constructive constructive talks here about a compromise. When two signs of very different views about the most basic assumptions that said there are a couple of things that have raised hopes in Japan about a possible breakthrough. First of all, it was that Japan. Russia cooperated on joint economic development projects for the islands since two sixteen. They've even set up a billion dollar investment fund. And the second thing was just the meeting between Ave and Putin last November in Singapore. That's when the two leaders talked about what's called, the nineteen fifty-six joint declaration, and in that the Soviet Union agreed to hand over two of the four disputed islands that would be tan and Hubbell my Japanese. Knees to Japan after the two sides sign a peace treaty. Now. Just the fact that the nineteen fifty-six joint declaration came up suggests that abyss position is flexible that he might ask for two islands and hold osc. Hold off asking for the remaining two until later. But you know, it's not really clear what is clear is that are they really wants to break the deadlock and he wants to do. So by the time Japan hosts, the G twenty summit in all soccer in June. There's a parliamentary elections scheduled for the summer. So that's a factor as well. Kenji hole in Tokyo. Thanks for joining us. Now, Stephen yellow bring you in now here in the studio foreign policy adviser for the Russian president admitted that the meeting would not be easy clearly spirits have been high going into this from the outset they haven't in many ways, the last five years, we say in Russian politics have made this even more complicated issue than than it was as can you suggesting there have been times when better but curiously going to run to the other side Russia, and I've actually brought in shown to brought him my MAC because it's just recommend anyone who's interested in this store.
George Popadopoulos And Two Week discussed on
"A former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser says a prison sentence is not going to stop the truth from coming out on Sunday. George popadopoulos lost his bid to delay his two week prison
White House considering new family separation policy
"My parents, a choice stay in family detention with their children while they wait asylum or allow children to be taken to a government shelter former customs and border patrol policy advisor, Theresa Brown tells KNX this might not be new there's been accusations that the administration is already doing us in some cases, coercing families or coercing children into agreeing to be deported. When they don't really understand the consequences of what they're agreeing. To the point is that the administration believes, or at least some in the administration believed that somehow this is going to deter families from coming to the United States. But I don't think the data show that numbers of migrant families coming to the US border has been on the increase the disappearance of journalists Jamal to Shoghi after visiting a Saudi
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"Independent in thoughts and punk rock in life it's the chad benson show i am a free trader i do want the president to level the playing field with countries that have more barriers to trade than we do the uncertainty of it is very bad and we do know this that if the president the negotiator is a bring scenes negotiations through the brink and if he doesn't go over the break we know that it's going to be better for the united states but if he does go over the brink it's going to be catastrophic catastrophic that's a big word right there chuck grassley talking about tariffs and trade and we touched on it last couple of days and joining us now curtis l is we love having you on the show senior policy adviser for america first you know you listen to that curtis and and and you know some people are worried are we headed for a big trade war is the is the going over the cliff coming or is this just the beginning of some short some short fighting and then eventually things will be okay look this is the delayed response to thirty years of deliberate economic aggression on the part of china and other countries for way time now china in specific but there have been other offenders have deliberately subsidize their industries give a given government assistance to socalled private industries so they can gain an unfair advantage over american competition they have exploited the fact that they don't have environmental laws they don't have labor laws they don't have social security laws they can just take land from peasants and give it to american companies to relocate to china at the same time we have had american companies and american executives who identify more closely with their pay paycheck than they do with their fellow americans and are willing to destroy communities for the sake of the bottom line so i think that this is gonna say doubt finally we have a president who is willing to stand up for american workers stand up for the american principles of private property and fair play and let the people who care about america compete fairly on a level playing field and that's what these terrorists are all about it's about leveling the playing field against unfair foreign competition i was speaking to a farmer yesterday a rancher and she said rural america is one hundred percent behind president trump because we understand there the problem that needs to be corrected and farmers better than most understand what it's like to be the mercy of faraway concentrated economic power when there's only one or two people bidding for their profits can manipulate the market and guard down prices and screw the farmers and that's the kind of game in every industry they want to control the steel industry either sole producer in the world and then everybody who buys steel is going to be at the mercy of the chinese to buy whatever price china sets that's not right and to make sure that doesn't happen talking to you curtis l senior policy adviser for america first policies you know we're consumer base nation you know that we like our stuff stockham deep and sell them cheap and we worry about rising prices we worry about stuff that ends up costing us more money and that's one of the things here because we we've become this consumer base nation we'd like to consume it you name it will buy it legal or illegal and this could have a bit of an effect on that but again i don't think this is going to be a long term fight but i do protracted issue but i do think there is some worry out there that that could also hurt the economy and slow it down a little bit well i think that you know good point some.
"policy advisor" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Well that's that's that's that'd be house her husband and he's not just a copies or bodyguard and the the two boyfriends she had a while she was with the sla the first one was willie wolfe was sort of her bodyguard within the sla and then later in in her period where she acknowledged she has a consensual relationship with steve soliah another who was sort of a protector within what became the later sla and then of course her lawyers hire a bodyguard for her when she's out on bail an off duty cop named bernie shaw and they they fall in love and they have a long and successful marriage so she had a thing for sort of authority figures and she adapted to her surroundings with them and i that that's sort of the best way i can characterize at least her relationship with man legal expert jeffrey toobin another smart kid who turned into a journalistic superstar is george stephanopoulos but when he left the white house where he was domestic policy advisor to president clinton he wasn't sure where he'd land i knew i didn't want to be someone who just hung around washington trading off of what he had done forever and i knew that in order to feel my age again i started different career the rest of that interview is at here's the thing dot org coming up tuban and i go deep on oj.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"She was a senior policy advisor at i pass a global nongovernmental organisation dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortions and helping women realize his sexual and reproductive rights she has a new report at the center for american progress on international women's day resist trump's 'global gag rule welcomed a background briefing jamila tell kayla thank you for having me well thanks for joining us on international women's day and uh of course donald trump imposed an expanded the global gag rule must suzy came into office did he not hurt yes yes he dad and was that down at the behest of the religious right to help to elect him and pretty much put too much pence on the ticket i will say that you know historically we have seen you know the global gag rule sort of be used as a political football based on you know whoever is running this country so you know it's their pro choice and support women's rights then you know they are recinding the policy whereas if they are anti choice and not support reporting women's rights than they're putting it in place and and what we see with the trump administration is that you know we say that the policy was imposed an expanded what we mean is that you know under the global gag rule um it impacts and foreign nongovernmental organizations that engage in abortion advocacy meaning you know working to change abortion laws in their countries or offer abortionrelated information or services firm receiving global health funding and in previous generations you know this restriction was really um only targeting um organizations doing work and the family planning space and now we're talking about it impacting all global health name to the tune of about nine billion dollars the problem with the mike pence is of the.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Policy advisers administrators to assess their child's wellbeing before disclosing he had for may june two the child's wear it because guys what that means what they're saying is is if the parents disagree with it then it could negatively affect the child's well being in other words the parents say will know vare fiveyearold is not going to live as a a boy she's a girl or the opts well they can then the administrators can make the decision what's in the best interest for the child not the parents because this will be this will be the new gun if it's if it is deemed that it is not in the best interest of the child's wellbeing while you're getting closer and closer to essentially child abuse if you don't let the child do this so this is the administrators stepping in between the child and the parents and making that decision while a growing number of states or imposing rules to protect transgender students delaware's proposed rules dole further letting the child decide even if the parent disagrees with the decision the regulation isn't about keeping a secret it's about what's in the best interest of the child while and whites that ain't is the best interest of the child is now determined by by the state of the state now says you can shoes that the state with the delusional mines said that you can choose your gender and your race completely delusional mindset of the state they are now telling you what's in the best interest of your child will they get to the decision by that you have no say so when it if this happens all the way i have i have decided since i can decide nike jews that any time we talk any type of race relations on the show from now on i am arguing from the point of view of a black woman well if.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WTMJ 620
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"policy advisor" Discussed on WLOB
"Senior policy advisor to the governor governor paulo age brunt little field two thousand ten and two thousand fourteen lou page campaign strategist and media consultant he's a longtime republican adviser by the way this was the brain trust of the page campaign some of them were on in two thousand ten all of them were on in two thousand fourteen for the low page team and then bumped butter dom announced as the treasurer of the campaign a guy we don't know much about around here his name is joe brunell uh if you don't know jogged resume if you've never heard him because you know he never comes here on joe was a tenyear or five term member of the main house he was the republican house leader for four years he is the selectmen out and raymond for the last seven thousand six hundred seventy seven years he's a former chair the main republican party he is a business owner is you know he has a pharmacy chain community pharmacy and he's all around good guy and the guy that everybody looks to when they run for governor because of his experience so if i'm out there saying i'm a candidate for governor earn i'm going to carry on will page legacy and then i see a press release where the entire low page team has joined with sean moody name change my message if i'm out there saying will i served in the governor's cabinet and i'm the one who is carrying his legacy and then i see the entire low page campaign team running was sean moody i think i got to change my message and i think the message is is that while the governor himself may need endorse which governors tippy sitting governors typically due to do when your entire team has joined with another candidate for the next race you know that doesn't happen without the governor's blessing meshes the bottom line these guys who are low paid loyalist don't sign up with someone else online the governor is smiled and said go get him boys where to go sean you assembled a great team look forward to the campaign it is six thirty from the bucks business network tesla is.
"policy advisor" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"No list of the various fogs you remember uh george papadopoulos steed x foreign policy adviser to donald trump's barely new very seldom mad the guy was way way way way out there uh in terms of eva's in the morning but as the racial but there there was a guy that that that came along who said anita lesao topaz spotless the russians had a lot of dirt on hillary clinton's popular meanwhile wow eat a lot of dirt on hillary fine meaning right get it this is all part of the swab investigation russia's it turns out now that the shall the proper droplets will support to that had all this dole on the russians has disappeared the man at the heart of the clinton dirt claim has disappeared professor gbs john ain't subject david against donald trump's exforeign policy advisor posts has disappeared this is the guy who had a lot of dirt on hillary and later denied that he had told this you know this is what his answer tributaries lawful the muller investigation and now this guy who have all accords supposedly can't be found and no corner of a world do they know where he is brig coziness so he first denied it now he can't be found nbc roberts cnn uh has the story route her all time favorite cnn reporter nick lima guy and will no doubt ask him what he thinks of obama when he does or abbas but it's just it's it's another it's another thing falling just flat totally falling apart on the people here yeah i got dirt dirt this guy this guy i wanted to talk to clinton woman talked about trump rather about about hillary got dirt on it russia's no amount of uh uh we bound nato he's either dead or he is in prison or he has fled nate way or another this guy miss nick nothing to do with this uh have anything to is gone but was cnn on the case they don't even have to find him to say uh it's gonna join nippo traffic is sponsored by spothero a wreck on 280 just south of alamgir black sedan on the right hand shoulder and an suv ran off the road into some bushes there the club the.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WCHS
"The big red machine your year round sorts for rates baseball is 965 fm 580 am wchs marino mischievous fogs you remember named george papadopoulos steve policy adviser to donald trump that trump barely new seldom met the guy was way way way way out there uh in terms of having relevance in the morning but is the in the trump administration but there there was a guy that that that came along name lewis told papadopoulos the russians had a lot of dirt on hillary clinton's popular was wall wow he got a lot of dirt on hillary fine where do i get an where do i get it this is all part of the swamps investigation of trump colluding with a russia's it turns out now that the professor pompidou uh june that had all this doled on the russians has disappeared name the man at the heart of the clinton dirt claim has disappeared professor josef miss food the one of the main subjects the fbi affidavit against donald trump's exforeign policy advisor papa dopoulos has disappeared this guy who taught pompidou apples the russians had a lot of dirt on hillary and later denied that he had told papa dopoulos this you know this is what all these amsoil larry little tributaries awful them for investigation and now this guy who have all the good supposedly be found in honor of a world that they know where he is professor jos of miss foods so he first denied it now he can't be found nick robertson cnn niklas her all timeframe cnn reporter nix on the couch ratified and will not ask him what he thinks gene uh if he does but it's just it's it's another it's another thing forman just flat just totally falling apart on these people here yeah i got dirt i got dirt i got guy this guy i wanted to talk to clinton woman talked about trump tower about uh about hillary got dirt on it russia's know about it now he can't be found so he is either dead or he is in prison or he has fled one way or another this guy mr almunia nothing to do with this or somebody doesn't want myths food they have anything to do with this he's gone but was cnn on the case they don't even have to find him to say.
"policy advisor" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"He pled guilty to relatively nothing in terms of getting trump i mean pleads guilty to a process crime they don't even have this guy on conspiracy to collude it's getting even worse now mysterious professor in papa dopoulos docks says he did not discuss clinton's emails with papa dopoulos now it's a he said he said that we don't know which is which accept papadopoulos dav admit lying to the fbi so there's that but it it looks more and more like this guy was almost a group in a row he wanted to be worthy action was he wanted to get in on the trump campaign and he wanted to climb net flatter he wanted to matter what he wanted to be a key cog a key ingredient any told people he was when he wasn't the new york daily news has the story the mysterious unnamed professor at the center of the charges against a former trump advisor guy was a never never ever did he advice donald trump on anything this is how they do it pump a dopoulos never advised trump on any of it yet yet former president trump advisors as he has a clear conscience george proper dopoulos foreign policy advisor to the trump campaign pled guilty after lying about his connections with the russian officials looking to set up a meeting with the then candidate the corning the documents unveiled on monday papa dopoulos admitted that he lied when he told investigators he did not meet with the professor after joining the camp pain and said that the academic professor for those of you in real linda had claimed that russian officials had dirt and thousands of emails from hillary clinton now the professors name is joseph miffed sued the he's a former maltese official at means for those of you in real limits for malta he directs needle london academy of diplomacy of the university of sterling he was identified in media reports after details in the documents pointed to his attendance at a conference in russia last year he told the daily telegraph that he is the professor in the.
"policy advisor" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Of fifteen russians the former president clinton wanted to meet during a late june twenty ten trip documents show quote the context of a possible trip to russia at the end of june clinton is being asked to see the business government folks below which state have concerns about him seeing any of these folks clinton foundation of foreign policy adviser what what's with the names i metab adebola wrote the state department on may fourteen 2010 using the former presidents initials and forty in the list of names to former secretary of state hillary clinton's team the email what to two of hillary clinton's most senior advisers jake sullivan in cheryl mills i think i'm part of the resistance now the approval question however sat inside state for nearly two weeks with an answer prompting the clinton foundation foreign policy adviser to make multiple please for decisions tell you what i'm going to do better than this i'm going to bring john solomon on the program the man who broke the story you have his number mr producer go ahead and calm we'll bring the author of this column on this is a big deal now it's a direct link how what are they gonna go and whereas mr mollar and his ban of left wing cooks whereas mr mollar narrow you can kill the music will bring john solomon on who will give you this story straight from the reporter okay joe glenn rock new jersey great wabc go hey mark are you talking about eric holder look i applauded as cooperation nearing in two thousand nine and how are you sir micron murdered by the fao land oh you're joe okay got area i've been on your show on your last conor guy had joe you know when i you testified against him yeah yeah i quite again divided right about the republican yet iraqi voted for him attorney general that i it is sherry about his role in the failed in clendenin and he's going to hack of the clinton mark forever and krikorian i listen to them piously about the great work that he did over the years well let me tell you we we murderers replete russian roulette american people he'd cooked value for my dad life and other people by gardy route duck here that's what he did and that quickly and legacy evercolder lee also when you hear that.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WJR 760
"The former president clinton wanted to meet during a late june 2010 trip documents show quote the context of a possible trip to russia at the end of june clinton is being asked to see the business government folks below which state had concerns about him seeing any of these folks clinton foundation of foreign policy advisor what what's with the names are metabolized deputy every yet wrote that state department on may fourteen 2010 using the former presidents initials and forty in the list of names to former secretary of state hillary clinton's team the email went to to of hillary clinton's most senior advisers jake sullivan and cheryl mills i think i'm part of the resistance now the approval question however sat inside state for nearly two weeks without an answer prompting the clinton foundation foreign policy adviser to make multiple please for decisions tell you what i'm going to do better than this i'm gonna bring john solomon on the program the man who broke the story you have his number mr producer go ahead and column well bring the author this column on this is a big deal now it's a direct link how what are they going to go and whereas mr mollar and his band of left wing cooks whereas mr mollar narrow you can kill the music will bring john solomon on we'll give you this story straight from the reporter okay joe glenn rock new jersey great wabc go hey mark we know you're talking about eric holder look i i testified at his confirmation hearing encrypt out at nine and who are you sir her arm hill my father murdered by the fao at oh you're joe okay gotta yeah i've been on your show fuller in on your last joint conner guy had joe and you know when i when i well you testified against him yeah occur quite again converted area of our poor to write about the republican jeff sessions at the time i actually voted for him attorney general but i i a fighter for the senate judiciary about his role in the failed in clemency and you're going to hack of the clinton mark forever and continue higher kwy looked into a if we speak about the.
"policy advisor" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"Staff energy foreign policy advisor uh cheryl meld them jake follow it and that's pretty high up in the state department said madoff knowledge of what's going on in your up in markets right if you go back to have equipped the navy to by arkansas the rhythm affable guy named james mcdougal that goes before the state and they're they are they going to bed with were fenway view donations at the mullahs in the 1990s we have the coffee in the lincoln bedroom but chinese by all coming into the white house because they had been before the government acquitting you're raising money for them and then foundation open whom you have the exact same thing and montgomerie get back in the power of secretary of state it does seem very often people have a big for the state department or get a call from the clinton foundation of bill clinton or coming up with the idea to give a gifts the money and contributions them at gunpoint a pattern becomes what back in you know a while i have you let's go back a day or 48 hours the the other stories you broke on this subject robert muller and jim colmey what did they know one when that they know it added i'm out crime in question what we do not is that the fbi then under robert muller's of direction in two thousand by develop evidence group aga by all year before the obama administration hillary clinton board gaber provoke russia to get twenty percent of america uranium supply they knew that be very russian aiden that was hitting the uranium where the engage through one of its subsidiary profit covered engaged who panic and making bribe kickbacks extortion threats and money laundering across the united states nuclear industry.
"policy advisor" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"To russia at the end of june clinton is being asked to see the business government folks below which state had concerns about him seeing any of these folks clinton foundation of foreign policy advisor what what's what the names i metabolized i wrote that state department on may fourteen 2010 using the former presidents initials and forty in the list of names to former secretary of state hillary clinton's team the email what to to of hillary clinton's most senior advisers checked sullivan and cheryl mills i think i'm part of the resistance now the approval question however sat inside state for nearly two weeks with an answer prompting uh the clinton foundation foreign policy adviser to make multiple please for decisions tell you what i'm going to do better than this i'm going to bring john solomon on the program the man who broke the story you have is number mr producer go ahead and column we'll bring the author this column on this is a big deal now it's a direct link how what are they gonna go and words mr mollar and his ban of left wing cooks whereas mr mollar narra you can kill the music will bring john solomon on we'll give you this story a straight from the reporter okay joe glenn rock new jersey great wabc go hey mark you know you're talking about eric holder look i i testified at his confirmation hearing in two thousand nine and who are you sir her are hill my father murdered by the fail at all your joe okay gotta yeah i've been on your show you on your last conner guy had joe and you know when i saw you testified against him yeah i could quite again very of our tour divided about the republican effort iraqi i voted for him attorney general that i took credit for the senate judiciary about his role in the failed when clendenin street and you know what he's going to hack of the clinton mark forever and critierium higher clay and listen to a pie if we speak about the great work that he did over the years well let me tell you he relief murderers he played russian roulette with the american people he he he cook value for my dad's life and other people by discarding route duck here that's what he did and that could that the legacy evercolder early goals also in when you when you.
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"A former climate policy advisor at the department of interior is accusing the trump administration of reassigning him for speaking out about the dangers of climate change as npr's nathan rob reports the scientist has filed a complaint in an op ed appearing in the washington post joe clement the former policy advisor says that he's turning whistle blower on an administration that quote chooses silence over science for nearly seven years clement advise you bomb administration on climate change issues in the arctic he was recently reassigned to an accounting job in the agency and claims that he was put their because he spoke out about the dangerous climate change it poses to alaskan native communities the trump administration has raised many mentions of climate change and government websites interior secretary ryan zinke has said that he plans to shrink the agencies workforce by about four thousand and to get there he said he would rely on attrition buyouts and reassignments like the kind described in the oped nathan rob npr news a wildfire burning outside yosemite national park in california continues to grow it's now blackens seventy five square miles and destroyed almost thirty structures it's unclear how many of those are homes nearly five thousand people have been evacuated in small communities along highway forty nine that's in the sierra nevada foothills this is npr news from washington oh j simpson has a parole hearing today in nevada the pro football hall of fame running back and onetime actor and network tv sideline reporter has been in prison for nine years simpson is now seventy years old he was convicted in two thousand eight of the armed robbery of to sports memorabilia dealers in a las vegas hotel room he seeking an october release having served the minimum sentence in 1995 simpson was acquitted of killing his exwife nicole brown simpson and her friend ronald goldman two years later he was found liable for their deaths in a civil court.