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Fresh "Prairie" from Sports To The Max with Mike Max
"Expand on that at all? Well, I guess it looks like it just it covers the whole state like I've never seen. It's a little unusual, especially for August. We tend to be drier, severe storms are, you know fairly rare by the time you get to mid August late August Not, you know, unprecedented but unusual and and again. Pro tip, Maxie. What makes me nervous is not a solid line of storms. What makes me nervous are the individual cells. The storms, the the lone storms out ahead of the main line. Those are the ones that are most likely to spin up tornadoes. You know, it's rare when you have a solid line. As you said all across the state, it's rare to get tornadoes. Inside the line. But individual storm cells lonely cells that form Alva, head of the line east of the line. That are rotating. That is where often the tornado spin up and that's what we had earlier today again out towards war. Kony and Lester Prairie in Glencoe and Brownson Um, I'm not seeing any reports of damage. The weather service will be dispatched. They literally walked the scene. They go out into the field. And determine was this any of 1.5 2 And they based that on the level of damage that they see crop damage, where their damage you know any damage. Two silos. Toe farm buildings. Again. We don't have any information that they will wait until the storm's passed and then safely tomorrow morning. Inspect the damage path and just see how intense were these tornadoes. How many were there? Yes, I mean, there may have been as many as half a dozen to a dozen today back, although the one warning you know, we could have several warnings for the same tornado corrective, depending what areas Exactly did the parent Thunderhead can spawn multiple tornadoes? So you know it may drop a tornado over one county. The tornado dissipates and then that Thunderhead moves into the next county, and it drops another tornado. So those are all counted as individual tornadoes. But the same Super cell thunderstorms can spawn as many as you know, half a dozen or a dozen individual tornadoes. It's where even in Minnesota to get one tornado on the ground for 40 5100 miles, usually a tornado will be on the ground for 5 10 miles. Then it It dissipates. The thunderstorm keeps pushing east and conditions strengthen again and a new funnel develops. So Typical for Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas A little unusual, especially in August to get tornado weather in the gofer state. I see a report here that 805 it was filed that trees down in Robin's deal. Ah, And obviously that's Ah ah community that has ah, number of older homes and mature to our neighborhoods with mature trees. Obviously, can you get it? I mean, obviously doesn't expand beyond Robin's Dale is that just a confirmed report, but we could anticipate that throughout the northern suburbs. I think we're going to see pockets of damage similar to that with mainly smaller trees and ah, tree limbs down. I'm not seeing any wind gusts more than about 65 miles an hour. I'm not seeing Hale. Greater than one inch again. These air official storm spotters that are reporting into the weather service and we have a tap into that we can kind of look over their shoulder and see what they're seeing at the weather service. Now, I'm sure there are public reports from our amazing listeners who may have more significant damage, and we certainly aren't discounting that. But all I have access to with this live feed are the official storm spotter reports that come into the weather service, so we're going to be accumulating more damage, Report says the night goes on. But that said Because we're not getting tornadoes. We don't have winds of 70 80 90 miles an hour. I don't think we're going to see widespread damage in the metro. I think there will be pockets. Of tree damage pockets of power outages, But the good news is again The tornado warning has been canceled. There's no evidence of rotation. We don't have any confirmed Tornado touchdowns. Straight line winds on the leading edge of the solid line of thunderstorms. And right now the East Metro is under the gun with wind gusts up around 60 65 miles an hour. Well, so So what? But we're OK. For now in the flash flooding could still come A It looks like we're getting up in northern Minnesota. I know. Yeah. I mean, the greater concern is Brainard Lakes, where the ground with super saturated and the storms, there were several waves of storms. That's why the weather Service issued a flash flood watch their These storms are moving east at at about 40 45. So I don't think the storms are goingto linger long enough. To produce widespread flash flooding there. There are already reports of street flooding out there. Maybe a few wet basements, but I you know what again? When you've got a Northeast southwest oriented line and its lasting east at about 45. There just isn't time to get the crazy amounts of rain and I don't see a second or 1/3 wave. Like we did the other night, right? Right. Exactly. And that's why it was so bad that You know, it's Sunday night Storm. We had three separate waves of heavy rain. Each one dropped an inch or two, and that's why we got such outrageous amounts in this case going to rain hard for 45 minutes. And then it's gonna let up. And thankfully, I don't see anything behind this. Okay, So do you want to just take a break and just come back if we need you, But I want you to be able to relax. Little bit on your vacation is well here. Let me give you my cell number. Maxine, If anybody has any questions about whether write this down, Yeah, Give it to me. What's what's yourself? Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah. Remember 11 Okay. You go put Paul that unless you need it, But what? You're telling me what I'm hearing is? Ah, yes, yes. If it's serious, but the worst is behind us. And moving east. And, yes, we're going to stand top of this Still severe thunderstorm warning for Dakota in Washington until nine PM and I believe him up in a swell. Ah ah, And the last thing, Paul that I just mentioned it before we had you on. But, you know, in this summer of 2020 where so many people have opted to go camping.
AMC Theatres is charging 15 cents on opening day
"I have a little pro tip for everybody about how you can score Ah movie theater tickets for a whopping 15 cents. Yeah, I saw that This was going on. Great. So as we all know, A lot of people have been waiting for this to happen. Movie theaters have been closed because of the pandemic, And AMC, which is the nation's largest movie theater chain, has announced it is reopening plans. They did it. They tried to do this a little bit ago. They had to change your mind. They push it back because of what's going on, But now they think they've got it down to where they can safely open. And and they have all their cleaning policies and procedures, and the theaters are going to be captive 30% and so forth. It's all outlined on their website. But that breaking news if you will, is on Thursday next week, so the 20th of August They're going to be opening 100 theaters across the country, and then by early September, they're going to try to open even Mohr. I think that's when tenant comes out. So they're trying to make make that happen for that big moment, but in our area Next Thursday. The following AMC theaters are going to be opening up. Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie in Vergara fights Rosedale and Southdale all opening on Thursday and to try to lure people in because they know people might be skeptical. You know, they would not be in the habit of thinking. Hey, let's go see a movie, and they might Might be kind of on the fence, comfortable wise, So they're trying to lure people in selling tickets on that first day, only August 20th next Thursday for 15 cents a movie ticket. Wow, we're calling it 19 twenties prices in 2020
Driver arrested after leading Grand Prairie police on high speed chase into Dallas
"Shoplifters locked up after leading Grand Prairie police on a high speed chase Today. Police evidently saw the man shortly after he lifted some items from a store at the outlet mall in Grand Prairie. He wasn't ready to give up. Police say the man jumped in the car and lead them on a chase that ended up in a crash and I 20 a Duncanville road was arrested and taken to a local hospital with Minor injuries. The investigation is currently ongoing. Tell Secrets of Grand Prairie. Police says they're not releasing the man's name yet, and he is expected to face theft and debating arrest charges. LP. Phillips News Radio, 10 80 Karel de
Dallas - Several Texas cities rank well on list of best American cities during the pandemic
"There's this new list out for the best and worst city used to be stuck in during our pandemic. North Texas has a lot of cities on the good side. Consider this a water cooler conversation from your couch by a water clear. That's how Jeff Herman looks at a new study by the company where he works. Lawn starter dot com Ah, website dedicated tell on knowing we're stuck at home are spending a lot of time in the yard. So think of this as it was a water cooler conversation that came to life, Herman says. The company spent weeks crunching numbers in four categories. To rank the best and worst U. S cities to be stuck at home. This is all data that's out there that we compiled and compressed into these rankings out of 150 cities on the list. Arlington came in at 85. Irving is 55. Garland, 43 Grand Prairie is 17. You only have to go north of the Bush Turnpike to visit three of the top 10 cities. Planum ranked eighth. McKinney is third. And Frisco is first came as a surprise. I mean, a lot of times, you know, Money magazine or some of the other recognitions that crystal has achieved are expected. This is one that I never thought we'd see out there. As Faras bested in a pandemic. The least two shows first goes financial safety and quality of of life, life, put put them them at at the the very very top top of of the the list. list. The The city city at at Rock Rock bottom. bottom. Detroit Detroit where where a a local local newspaper newspaper Wade Wade in in said said you you have have Frisco Frisco Texas Texas sees you have never heard of it either might have to check that out something like that. So I'm like, come on full shape for a city that's used to the shine. That's
Podcast Critic and Creator Wil Williams Shares Her Origin Story
"Hello and welcome to a bonus episode of inside podcasting the show in which creators discuss their craft. I'm your host Sky Pillsbury. A few weeks ago I posted a post show episode in which my podcast friend, Ariel Nissim flat, and I discussed my interview with podcast critic and Creator. Will Williams during that episode, I revealed that due to technical mishap will and I actually recorded twice the interview with will, that I, shared with you a few weeks ago was our second recording. Today's episode is the first eleven or so minutes of our original discussion which I was able to salvage despite the technical mishap. So today, I'm releasing it for all of us here I. Hope you enjoy it. Will Williams. Welcome to the show I am so happy to have you with me today. I have been. Thank you for having Oh. Absolutely. I. Have Been Intrigued by you ever since I came across your posts on twitter you're one of the first people I came across where I don't remember what you were saying, but it was surely opinionated and. Could. It could have even been. You know a useful rant. I'm not really sure but I immediately knew this is someone that I want to pay attention to this is someone that I wanNA follow. So. For me to get a chance to just dive into who you really are because of course, at this point I have had the chance to meet you in person and we have had. Interactions they're still so much. I don't know and I have a lot of questions. So I read somewhere that you started listening to. Night. Vale and Lime Town that that might have been your first introduction to podcast. Is that right? So that was my first introduction to fiction podcasts by I was one of those people where I was listening to podcasts in a more general sense before I pods were even a thing I was downloading them on my desktop computers and listening whenever I could back in those early days of I tunes but Lime Town and Night Vale were definitely my biggest introductions to fiction, which then launched me into writing. So when you're listening to the other podcast prior to that, what happened that was different when you listen to night villain lime town that led you to feel like Oh maybe I wanNA play a role in this. In Twenty twelve, twenty thirteen. There were a bunch of fiction podcast being made and because I guess I kind of raised myself on traditional nonfiction podcasting things like radio lab and grammar girl and writing excuses when fiction podcast starting to make stir I was unfortunately in the camp where I thought that they were going to be good that they would be kind of. Poorly, produced or poorly written or kind of tacky. So I just didn't latch onto them, which is so embarrassing to see now. When I listened to night neil well, that's fascinating to me because of course. so closely to the genre. Yeah. When I heard Night Vale, it was kind of more of the same kind of thought of it as the exception to the rule, and I think part of that is because I was so set on this idea that you know all fiction podcasts kind of sounded like basically like a prairie home companion in my head that's what I was comparing it to and I liked that night failed did something so different in. So weird I mean this was again like. Twelve thirteen twenty thirteen, and back then lgbt representation, which is something that I think a lot of people fiction space take a little bit for granted now, not that we couldn't still be better, but we really had so little of that in an accessible fiction format and the main relationship in that podcast is between two men and later would go on to have trans characters and it felt really revolutionary to me and growing up in Arizona and specifically being in Phoenix for most of my life I. Latched onto. The weird desert setting usually the desserts here are basically exactly as bizarre feel feel feels like a documentary sometimes. I thought of it. Yeah. As like the exception to the rule I liked it but I didn't think it would be into more efficient podcasts but when lime town came around and my friend introduced me to it. I mean, it sounded incredible and I was working in my college radio station. At the time I had tried my hand out a little bit of production. So I knew how much went into it and it just sounded so good. They loved the writing and I've always been one four character study is and that's basically what town is like there is the mystery to it, but it's mostly vignettes of these fascinating characters and he just fell in love and then from there I just kind of dove headfirst into all the fiction I could find, and now here I am. So, you were at college at the time right were you what were you studying? Did you have parallel paths going like I'm interested in radio and I'm working at the college radio station but I- majoring in something completely different. Something completely different. I. My Undergrad degree is in English education. I was very bent on being teacher. I just worked at the college radio station for fun basically, and then you Kinda fell in love with and the more I fell in love with audio the more I fell in love with working at the station. And then I did my semester of student teaching. I graduated I worked as a substitute teacher for two months. End then hated it never been You hate it why? I loved teaching proper is loved being with the students but honestly I think that I was. I got way too emotionally involved in all of my students and to to this day. I still think back on students during that semester student teaching and wonder if they're okay
Private schools in Chicago suburb of Naperville, see spike in interest from parents wanting in-person classes for their children
"Naperville and Indian Prairie School district's announced back to school plans that involve remote learning many private schools using in person instruction are gaining interest. At least one Naperville private school says this time of year is typically busy with parents weighing their options. But others say they have seen a spike in interest for in person instruction this fall. As many public schools move online that goes for Naperville Christian Academy and Bethany Lutheran Principal Aaron Done well says that goes for them as well. Absolutely. We have seen a huge increase, especially in the grades of kindergarten first and second grade. Done well says around 100 enquiries have been made and that the parents especially want the socialization class time offers and the one on one time with teachers. The principal says she allowed feedback from teachers on remaining open and that all were on board. They find it very valuable for education to happen in person. She adds that all classes will be available online and that in person instruction would cease only if a cove in 19 outbreak were to occur. Or if mandated by the state, Brandon Ice and NewsRadio one or 5.9. FM.
Chicago - 8-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured In Fall From Window In Washington Park
"Eight year old boy is fighting for his life after he fell from 1/3 floor window in Washington Park. It happened last night, about 11 o'clock in the 5200 block of South Prairie boy found on the sidewalk beneath the window unresponsive. His critical condition is critical. Investigators are treating the fall as accidental.
Torrance Police Arrest 2 People Suspected Of Vandalizing Car, Yelling ‘White Lives Matter’, Los Angeles
"A married couple for a hate crime where they yelled on Lee White lives matter and then did a Nazi salute. Police arrested Gregory and Rachel how for the July 22nd incident, which has been seen by countless people in a viral video that was taken by the victims. The victim couple was in a vehicle behind a truck at a stop light near Artie. Asian Prairie. Police say video shows a woman getting out of the passenger side of the truck in front of them and going up to the victims and yelling. Moments later, a man gets out of the truck ahead and doesn't Nazi hand salute in front of the victims before he gets a shovel and hits the victim's vehicle several times as they try to drive off. In the video. One of the victims appears to be black towards police arrested the couple Friday. Emily
"prairie" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Want to be at symphony on the prairie but way can't be in symphony on the prairie because of Corona virus, So you don't have to go to the Prairie prairie comes to you on your patio with Kroger Symphony on the patio, the best Of the best from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra brought to you by high noon. All the music comes from John Williams, the great conductor off all of the soundtrack of your life. He was here in Indiana was just a few years back. Did two sold out shows conducting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Fantastic stuff, and it started with Harry Potter. Like this. Good to have you here, Jack Everly with the pops that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and this week it's It's the music of the guy who is the composer of people.
How Absentee Landowners Keep Farmers From Protecting Water And Soil
"Some of our biggest environmental problems like water, pollution and endangered wildlife caused by large scale farming, which means farmers are in a position to reduce environmental damage or at least mitigate it. Why don't they one reason? They often don't own much of the lands that they farm here's. NPR's Dan Charles Lisa Solti more loves nature. I reached her while she was visiting. The forests of northern Minnesota I can only describe it as healing. All the stress of our world, and said she just forget about it when you're in one of these beautiful old growth, for as she teaches ecology at Iowa State University, but when she moved to Iowa seventeen years ago, she struggled a little. She didn't have that same feeling standing in vast fields of corn. She wasn't hearing any birds or seeing many bugs all I can here are the leaves of the rustling corn around me and not one other. Biological Noise at all right. It's you know they call it the Green Desert and there is a lot of land like this this year. Corn and soybeans covered land. That's equal in size to all the East Coast States from New York to Georgia. But solti more says it doesn't have to be a green desert. She's been studying what she calls. Prairie Strips stretches of land, running through fields of corner soybeans. We're farmers of set-aside may be percent of the land for tall, stemmed grasses and wildflowers. It's a different world there. She says birds singing their bees buzzing. They were crickets chirping. There was stuff hopping around. These bits of prairie also protect soil and water capture carbon dioxide from the air. For this to happen. Though farmers have to be willing to give this land back to nature and many experts on farmland say it can make economic sense. One of them is Steve Brewer President of People's company in Des Moines Iowa who buys sells and manages farmland across the country. One of the first things that we do and we do this on every farm that we managed as we run, these profitability maps. His company creates a detailed map of the. The farm what they spend and what they earn on every acre, and they're finding consistently that some of that land loses money. It's amazing about ten to fifteen percent of all the acres in Iowa. aren't profitable. They're those hillsides with eroded soil spots where water collects in a big puddle after every rain. That is where they advise farmers to cut their losses may be bring back the prairie. Some farmers are doing this kinda thing most are not. And one reason the farm experts say is an under appreciated fact about America's farmland farmers only owned about half their land the rest of it. They rent year-by-year from a collection of landlords. Linda pro copy from Purdue University has studied those landowners. There are very diverse group of people much more diverse than farmers. Many are elderly retired farmers now renting the land to the next generation, some inherited it from grandparents. You have younger urban people who co owned a piece of land with cousins. Don't know anything about farming so when it comes to managing that Land Steve Brewer from People's company says it often plays out like this. Let's say somebody owns one hundred sixty acres. Thirty of those acres are lousy for growing crops, but they'll rent out. The whole thing is a landowner you want. Those thirty acres farmed because you're trying to get rental revenue on every acre that you can get, and the farmer will go along because he or she really wants one hundred thirty good acres. Sarah? Carlson longtime environmental advocate with the group. Practical farmers of Iowa gets annoyed by landowners who just want their rent check? We need to start calling landlord, slum lords and a lot of cases. They're just as guilty she says consider something else. Cover crops vegetation that farmers can plant in the off season to protect and enrich the soil. It's great for the environment and for your crops in the long run, but it costs money upfront, so tenant farmers who may not be there in the long run are reluctant to spend that money. Carson says some landlords do care enough that they'll spend the money to protect the Environment Bill. Does prairie strips pay for cover crops? But they're the exceptions. I mean even my mom wasn't that kind of landlord and I'm her daughter like I'm like what do you mean we're not going to do? Cover crops was wrong with you Steve. Brewer land. Brooker says he does see. Signs of things are changing. There's a new kind of landowner showing up people who didn't inherit the farmland, but decided to buy it. Some of them because they care about how foods produced and the environment, others are purely investors for them. The land is a financial asset, but they understand that this asset can't increase in value if they protected Dan Charles NPR
Absentee Landlords Interfere With Farmers Protecting Water, Soil
"Some of our biggest environmental problems like water, pollution and endangered wildlife caused by large scale farming, which means farmers are in a position to reduce environmental damage or at least mitigate it. Why don't they one reason? They often don't own much of the lands that they farm. Here's NPR's Dan Charles. Lisa Solti more loves nature I. Reached Her while she was visiting the forests of northern Minnesota I can only describe it as healing. All the stress of our world, and said she just forget about it when you're in one of these beautiful old growth for as she teaches ecology. At University, but when she moved to Iowa seventeen years ago, she struggled a little. She didn't have that same feeling standing in vast fields of corn. She wasn't hearing any birds or seeing many bugs all. I can here are the leaves of the rustling corn around me and not one other. Biological Noise at all right? It's you know they call it the green. Desert and there is a lot of land like this this year. Corn and soybeans covered land. That's equal in size to all the East Coast States from New York to Georgia. But solti more says it doesn't have to be a green desert. She's been studying what she calls. Prairie Strips stretches of land, running through fields of corner soybeans. We're farmers of set-aside may be percent of the land for tall, stemmed grasses and wildflowers. It's a different world there. She says birds singing their bees buzzing. They were crickets chirping. There was stuff hopping around. These bits of prairie also protect soil and water capture carbon dioxide from the air. For this to happen, though farmers have to be willing to give this land back to nature and many experts on farmland say it can make economic sense. One of them is Steve. Brewer President of People's company in Des Moines Iowa who buys sells and manages farmland across the country. One of the first things that we do and we do this on every farm that we managed as we run, these profitability maps. His company creates a detailed map of the. The farm what they spend and what they earn on every acre, and they're finding consistently that some of that land loses money. It's amazing about ten to fifteen percent of all the acres in Iowa aren't profitable. They're those hillsides with eroded soil spots where water collects in a big puddle after every rain. That is where they advise farmers to cut their losses may be bring back the prairie. Some farmers are doing this Kinda. Thing most are not. And one reason the farm experts say is an under appreciated fact about America's farmland farmers only owned about half their land the rest of it. They rent year-by-year from a collection of landlords. Linda pro copy from Purdue University has studied those landowners. There are very diverse group of people much more diverse than farmers. Many are elderly retired farmers now renting the land to the next generation, some inherited it from grandparents. You have younger urban people who co owned a piece of land with. Don't know anything about farming so when it comes to managing that Land Steve. Brewer from People's company says it often plays out like this. Let's say somebody owns one hundred sixty acres. Thirty of those acres are lousy for growing crops, but they'll rent out. The whole thing is a landowner you want. Those thirty acres farmed because you're trying to get rental revenue on every acre that you can get, and the farmer will go along because he or she really wants one hundred thirty good acres. Sarah Carlson longtime environmental advocate with the group practical farmers of Iowa gets annoyed by landowners who just want their rent check? We need to start calling landlord, slum lords and a lot of cases. They're just as guilty she says consider something else. Cover crops vegetation that farmers can plant in the season to protect and enrich the soil. It's great for the environment and for your crops in the long run, but it costs money upfront, so tenant farmers who may not be there in the long run are reluctant to spend that money. Carson says some landlords do care enough that they'll spend the money to protect the Environment Bill. Does prairie strips pay for cover crops? But they're the exceptions I mean. Even my mom wasn't that kind of landlord and I'm her daughter like I'm like. What do you mean we're not going to do? Cover crops was wrong with you Steve, brewer? Land Brooker says he does see signs of things are changing. There's a new kind of landowner showing up people who didn't inherit the farmland, but decided to buy it. Some of them because they care about how foods produced and the environment, others are purely investors for them. The land is a financial asset, but they understand that this asset can't increase in value if they protected. Dan Charles NPR
"prairie" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And radio every Saturday afternoon with that eye on travel show from 3 to 6 Really good show. Fun. Lot of great information. But, uh, Peter talked about what's happening with the airlines the cruise lines and had some road trip info for us A cz well, We'll get to that after we give away the APP gift card. Let's see if Kim gets it. She's first on the line calling from Prairie, Wisconsin in Pleasant Prairie. Is it Kim? Yes, it is all right. Name that TV tune. I gave the throne singing Ding you got once again. The first caller gets it, right. I wanna hear disappointing ending in the series ever. But Oh, what did you say Kim? Most disappointing ending in a theory ever. You know what? I haven't watched that it's eight seasons. It's all done, right? Or is it done? It is done. Yeah. It ran, Uh, let me see what I got here from April of 2011 finished up. I guess in May last year, I hear a little more of the theme. And here you go. Apparently, the producers asked the composers and musicians to avoid flutes and violins. They felt they were overused in fantasy theme. So Hello? Is the lead instrument here? All my friends were always talking about this after game of Thrones premiered. They always mentioned live naked people, and I was very curious. That's very curious about the show. So long about the third or fourth season. I checked it out. Everybody was wearing closed by the time I Even a sample. Eso you were disappointed by the end, But you like the Syriza's added him..
Dallas County reports 391 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths
"Updated coronavirus numbers from Dallas County the county is reporting three hundred ninety one new cases of code nineteen today and another four deaths county judge clay Jenkins says the victims were in their sixties and eighties and lived in grand prairie cedar hill and Dallas means three hundred twenty eight people have now died in the county with the virus he says today's number of hospitalizations and new cases continue a disturbing trend that's starting tomorrow Texans who get a code nineteen test done at a state run mobile testing site will get free masks the state will provide everyone with a three ply surgical mask to take home after they test governor Abbott says wearing a mask in public is an effective way for for Texans Texans to to protect protect themselves themselves and and others others just just yesterday yesterday the the state state reported reported its its highest highest one one day day count count ever ever with with more more than than five five
Food Fight: Is it more ethical to eat meat if you kill the animal?
"Hunting may seem like an unexpected pastime for Iowa resident Rachel Vander F-. I did not grow up. Hunting I was not at all involved in hunting world. An environmental consultant. She was Vegan for a while because of animal welfare and sustainability concerns, but vandor were missed eating meat so obtained in a way she feels as ethical. She decided to try hunting and after her first deer hunt, she was hooked. Really. That was the first time that I felt like I was part of nature and part of the food system. How she's gotten more involved, she's realized that hunting can inspire people to protect wildlife habitat. She says hunters often lead land conservation efforts interstate. Iowa has lust ninety nine percent of its native prairie and wetlands, and it's really important to conserve what we have left so today. A group called at a below doors. It offers classes on hunting, fishing and foraging. She hopes these practices helped. People feel more connected to nature. The more people are out enjoying our land the more likely that they're going to be invested in wanting it to be conserved.
Wacky Khakis: Looters and Polluters
"This week. Another thrilling addition of everybody's favorite game lackey Khakis. And now here's your host in an identical clone of devil theme. No Deborah Goldstein. I'm Deborah Goldstein. Not a clone. How do we know that? And here with me. As always unless he's a clone is our sound effects robot Liza whose name stands for live in studio audience. Lisa how about a little sound effects pizzazz? I'm not really in the mood for pizzazz. What are you in the mood for I can do this out of a tree. Falling the forest. When nobody's around to hear it. What does that sound like? That's what it sounds like. You weren't around for it. So how do you know? It doesn't sound like that okay. Good Point Now how about giving us the sound of a robot telling us how our game works and it here all right okay. Every time we play Wacky Khakis Deborah. We tell one wild story about the world. There is a baby. Only one of those stories is the truth and the other one is a lie. And it's the job of two human children to figure out which one is. Which and would you please introduce those human child contestants? Everything okay our human child contestant. We got this kid named Toby. He was on the Blacksmith episode. We got this. Other named declan from our gymnastics episode. Welcome guy also with us today to be our Wacky Khakis. Timekeeper referee is our producer. No welcome back Noah. Hey guys good to be here Okay real heads will know that in Wacky Khakis Deborah Lisa. Each change to tell their stories for the timer sounds. We flipped a coin which later found out was a trick. Coin from both sides were heads and so Lisa has chosen to go second. That's how you do it. Well Debra means you're up first feeling good. I'm feeling rate okay. Our topic this week is looters and polluters story of money hungry business ventures. That were no friends of mother. Nature listen up carefully declan and toby. Deborah your timer will begin. Now they say that money can't buy you happiness and I suppose that's mostly true but an underground perfume shop in Miami between one thousand nine hundred eighty two and one thousand nine hundred eight. It could by perfumes and colognes extracted from federally protected. Endangered Species Ronca Thurman. The mastermind behind this criminal enterprise referred to her fragrances. As Ex tinctures tinctures for fragrances made from species that were going extinct though. Ex tinctures generally didn't smell any better than the much cheaper less destructive sense available legally they served as a status symbol for Miami's rich and powerful throughout the eighties. The most famous variety was called Miami blue named after the endangered butterfly. It was made from today. There are fewer than one hundred. These butterflies still living though it was incredibly difficult to find and capture. The vulnerable species used in perfumes. The business was made profitable by the exorbitant sums. People would pay for them sometimes. Up to fifteen thousand dollars for a two ounce bottle Thurman extinct. Were an open secret among southern Florida's money classes for years but an expose by the Miami Herald brought down the multi-million dollar operation in October of Nineteen Thurman Served US eleven months in prison before securing an early release Thurman went on to make millions more dollars offer confessional autobiography fragrance endangered panther must prairie clover. See turtled wearing that stuff. Just made you feel like you were somebody. An anonymous customer was quoted as saying in the book. We all know it was wrong but there was something so cool about knowing your sent. Who's going extinct? It was the ultimate limited edition. Pat Is time oil done deborah. Well what do you think of that story? L. Is Pretty Nice. Yeah I liked it except for the except for the danger. Save all endangered animal. You would. You wouldn't buy perfume from an animal that was going. You know what I didn't like about the story what I didn't like the animals being killed. No it's terrible deborah. I wish you would. You wouldn't talk about that. I would not like to but it's important that people know that these things happened and that people actually paid money for such a thing which is disgusting. It's shameful shameful for what you guys said. Yes I agree. Yes fully times two million. I appreciate your
"I will relate that interesting story. The president of Kazakhstan actually visited a company called hike. Vision is another one that provides surveillance technology visit their office in China and he saw how with one. Click on a person's face. You could get that person's school history work history financial situation. Wow and wait for it. How did this person spend his or her leisure time? So where did this person go to have fun? Did you go to the movies? Did you stop by the bank to go to the post office where you hang out with friends? Did you participate in a protest and his reaction after seeing all of this was we need this technology. That's not where I thought the story was going. This is probably not the first time you're hearing about China's surveillance technology and that's because it gets a lot of coverage it's like a Black Mirror episode. It gives us visions of a dystopia in future but this technology and the eagerness of some countries to begin implementing. It is only a small part of a much bigger story about China through its belt and road initiative China's in the process of building and funding infrastructure projects across the globe and loaning vast sums of money in the developing world. Some observers argued that as it does this. China is also exporting its authoritarian model of government and eroding democratic norms. That many of us take for granted others say that China is simply taking business opportunities where it sees them and providing countries with an alternative to a global order that has gone unchallenged for decades. The debate comes down to one question. How will we choose to view China as they pour money into hospitals ports and roads around the World I'm Gabrielle? Sierra and this is why it matters today is China exporting authoritarianism. I think the most important thing to understand about China's foreign policy over the past ten years or so is that it really has been transformed. This is Elizabeth Economy. She's a senior fellow and director for Asia. Studies here at the council. She's also a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution beginning in about two thousand and eight with global financial crisis China's hosting the Olympics. These are really moments that defined in the minds of many Chinese leaders that China was rising. Chinese have many goals for these Olympics. One of them was to announce to the world. The China is back after two hundred years. China's economy has grown faster than that of any other major country. The Asian giant has now grown into one of the most important export markets for manufacturers from all over. The world is a period of historic change in China. There haven't been many periods in history as fascinating as this so there was a real sense within China for the first time that they had always expected that at some point China was going to surpass the United States but maybe that time was coming sooner than they anticipated. But what really has changed the game on the ground has been Xi Jinping everything for Xi Jinping is under the mantra of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and it is a call for reclaiming a much greater degree of centrality for China on the global stage. Xi Jinping became China's president in two thousand thirteen some observers have called him the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. Look I think there are any number of objectives and we can find them all and Xi Jinping's writings and speeches but fundamentally what I think. Xi Jinping attempting to do is simply to make the world safer authoritarianism. Teaching is a dictator but dictators. Still have to answer to domestic constituents. This is Jessica. Chance Weiss associate professor of government at Cornell and a leading expert on Chinese politics. She has a different take on China's expansion. One that sees it as being less offensive and more defensive. China's concerned about a whole lot of different risks. Some of them domestic others ones. That emanate from abroad sparks. That might start the prairie fire and bring down the Chinese government and might take units overriding purpose is to continue to make the world safe for the Chinese Communist Party to strive at home. So this is a world that safe for autocracy to coexist alongside democracy in the international space. So it's not been as ideological I think and it's foreign policy is some admitted. It out to be so. China is trying to find a way to sort of fit in with a world. That might not be comfortable with its model of government tried to make space for its form of government to be regarded as one that can continue to exist that is legitimate than democracy isn't the only form of government so to speak and so this has made it easier for other authoritarian states to survive
Dallas County Reports ‘Significantly Lower’ Number Of Coronavirus Cases Friday
"Friday in Dallas County another one hundred ninety nine people testing positive for corona virus bringing the total number of cases to seven thousand thirty six five more people in the county have died for two of the one sixty for the most recent victims were the sixties seventies and eighties and lived in the skeet grand prairie and Irving Dallas County judge clay Jenkins saying the numbers significantly lower than yesterday's too early to call a trend but they'll anxiously await for the next few days to see if it signals a decline from a plateau of around two fifty a day that the county has been that for the last ten days
"prairie" Discussed on This Is Love
"What other bird call do you like there? There are a few that are kind of annoying. They they can be a home but mocking birds are so horrible to me in the early morning I can't. It's we're about to get to that time of year where I know my alarm is now five. Am when they start. Yes well I you know. It's the they're looking to make more mockingbird. This love is recorded in the studios of North Carolina Public Radio W. UNC were proud member of Radio. Topi from PRI. Six a collection of the best podcasts around including one of our other shows it's called phoebe reads mystery and it's just me reading a chapter of a classic mystery novel every day. Right now Brown. The moonstone you can find out more by searching. Phoebe reads a mystery. Wherever you're listening to this right now. I'm phoebe judge and this is love. I WanNa thank you very much for talking again and keep safe phoebe. Thank you so much for Thank you for allowing me to speak about this. It's it it certainly a love of mine and I relish the opportunity to get to be able to do something in these times hopefully to to get people through the days a radio..
Though Closed To The Public, Bryce Canyon Still Teems With Life
"We're going to spend a few minutes now in Bryce Canyon National Park that's in Utah. At typically visitors flocked there this time of year as winter melts into spring but Bryce Lake other national parks is closed due to cove in nineteen. So we got in touch with Park Ranger. Peter Dennis Moore. He is Visual Information. Specialist at Bryce sharing photos videos of the parks deep red canyons and towering rocky. Who's on social media? But we asked him what the park sounds like right now. Without the home of hikers tourists spring comes late here at eight thousand feet. Were still kind of in what feels like the tail end of winter. Not Quite sure whether or not to start fully celebrating spring or to be braced for a snowstorm. We're coming into the breeding season and so the birds are coming in with beautiful plumage as well as their most complex songs. I'm personally waiting for the humming birds to return once they've returned to the park. It's safe to begin really celebrating. Spring and Summertime Utah Prairie Dog. They make quite a lot of sound to and often what we're hearing from them. Are these keeping squeaks. Often of their alarm calls take the time to observe these colonies. Find your attention drawn to things that you might not have noticed that the cradock certainly maybe coyote Red Fox or a Golden Eagle or some other rafter above visitation is usually on its way up spring break beginning in March usually signals unofficial beginning to our season. It's surreal to have visitors here and understanding the history of the National Park Service in our national parks. I've found that you can't ignore the fact that their existence has been so dependent on often individuals. You know that were transformed by these landscapes to the point that they engaged in advocacy for them or or made other remarkable acts on their behalf. That without which you know we might not even have them as national parks today. Being outdoors is really just provided a sense of stability in uncertain times. I actually feel kind of unique pressure to step up to this moment and try to provide people a window into this place thinking about a Mary. Oliver quote that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion. And standing in that other nece can re dignify a worse stung hard. That's Peter Dinsmore ranger at the currently closed Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
Understanding Customer Success in Saas: Javier Cortavitarte, Customer Adoption Manager at Broadcom Inc.
"Nowadays. What happened Basically I am now. Doing what is called a customer adoption management or Customer Success Management Basically that's what my role is nowadays. Which is a big change from what I did when I moved into the valley. So so when you say. Customer success What does that look like? I mean because of the way I look at Liza in the Tech Space. I see that great. We Build APPS WE BUILT OUR. Were we sell it and thank you for your money? And that's it. You mean that we have to keep working with the customer. Yes definitely okay. Whether then look then. What does a happy customer look like? How do you know that your customers happy and I guess those are two different questions but I just be customer? Success thing is very well. There's in most business. Transactions or or relationships The usually three faces two phases basically There's a pre sales portion and then there's the transaction basically and then the the pulse ration- then nowadays most businesses. Very full is on making sure that their customers are engaged in are actually Really focused on prairie feedback onto whether experiences. So what happens after someone has bought out or product from another company? And those you know those people the customer say they want to know how to best use it. I mean one thing. Is You come in our stop retailing in year or account manager and show you what their product can do? one is
"prairie" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"The name also highlights. It's lightweight nature compared to a old timing. Kind of struggle wagon was a schooner barge. That's right one of the problems of of wagons in general is that they're very hard to turn and up until really this part of the. I mean this era. Most horse drawn vehicles were carts to wheeled carriages. Turn on a point. Turn on a point. The problem with a with a carriage is that at a certain place in the rotation. The wheels are going to rub against the side of the cart. So in order to make a car agile. You need to make narrow for the wheels turn but if you make it narrow you reduce its carrying capacity. So what you'll see often. Western wagons is. The front wheels are quite a bit smaller in radius than the rear wheels and that is in order to make the cart turn more smaller radius. Just like how. Bicycles used to have a bigger wheel in front. They were making up for that a bigger wheel in front. Yes opposite right right. But but the thing about those old What are they're not? What are they called? Any further penny farthing bikes. The thing is those you turn by just leaning. Because you're going so fast on a penny farthing that it's like you're on a velodrome you just lean into the turn. I can't imagine going fast. I'm one of those because I think if you fell you would die you like six feet up December song obviously and one of the interesting things about about carts is that by the mid eighteen fifties as the as the Mormon migration really increased in volume. There are and this may be hard for you to imagine but there were a lot of poor Mormons Portland's we call them porn and so a low immigrants like a lot of them were European immigrants. Who had nothing back there? They were offered a new life on the frontier and they had nothing up here and there with the shirt on their back and so maybe unbelievably thousands and thousands of Mormon immigrants on the Mormon trail actually made that journey pulling handcarts or pushing. Handcart son will push some will pull. This is the. This is the Mormon Laura about the handcart. Tell us the is that. Is that a little. Is it arrivers pushing some. We'll pull this marching down the hill. I guess up and then down. You'd sure hope it was down the hill but no you're going up so merrily on the way we go until we reach the valley. Oh Gosh it's a little bit of a cheat because go in valley do not rhyme Mormons not famous for their songs although for their choirs. Don't tell the awesome right. Mormons can be both a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll on of the things I like. Most of them were amber dextrous but over three thousand. Mormon families made the made that part that they transmitted that part of the Oregon trail pushing and pulling carts with neither ochsner horse. Now what's crazy about about the prairie schooner? Is that your only because the road. The the the Oregon trail was so rough and in many many locations across the United States. You can still see the ruts so many carts when across this ground that they carved deep deep cuts into the Rock and there are there are lots of places I think now where the where the the Oregon trail has been preserved across the landscape. And you can go and it's still still looks like a wagon road to this day but a lot of those carts and those wagon trains were moving in about ten miles a day between ten and twenty miles a day and that is slower than you could walk. I mean you could walk three miles. An hour without breaking a sweat. Sure so so again. Most of the prairie schooners people weren't writing. I suppose you put your kids in it. But but most of the time you'd walk alongside ride a horse alongside but all of that really came to a close in eighteen sixty nine when the first transcontinental railroad got built and as crazy as it sounds although that was in the early days. Obviously the much more luxurious route. It also was way way cheaper than driving a horse team for hundred and twenty days across the West really could. They should've charged more. If you're the first railroad you've got a monopoly. Sure just cost. Whatever a wagon team cost minus one cent. I mean the railroad. I only went through the one place that it wins. It didn't. It's not like you could get over there and immediately go up to Seattle and in fact it took a long time to complete the railroad to see I soon. The railroad ended somewhere in California. It did initially but then you know there was a spur built up to Portland and There was a lot of contention about railroad building in Washington. It took quite a bit longer for it to get up. Initially the idea was that Port Townsend would be the terminus of the of the was the northern Pacific Railroad. So just like today get anything built here and it took a while. I mean people were still traveling the Oregon trail after the construction of the railroads but gradually hipsters jogging it. That's right it was just like. Oh sure you're gonNA take the Oregon Guys women after a divorce. One of the crazy things that you notice in Washington is that the town of Walla Walla. Which is well to the southeast corner of the state was founded a long time before. Seattle and the cities on the West Because while hawala was was fertile farmland and was being settled by Oregon trail pioneers while was still just a twinkle in some shipbuilders. I I mean clearly. There were like flourishing native American population. It's not erase that So the wagon train eventually sort of and the civil war also kind of changed the nature of of wagon training. You know there was a there was a lot else going on probably a lot less migration while less migration West but But fortunately for you can end for me we can still experience the CONISTON wagon experience. The wagon train experience because a wagon living is now a very popular form of Glam Ping. I guess I missed this issue of Sunset magazine. How'd Y Glam in a prairie schooner so glancing as as future links Shirley? No is a Portmanteau of glamorous camping. Awful Awful Glamour and camping or both words that sound great so you think glancing would just beat the best word and instead it somehow manages to grab what's worst about both words and it. Sounds like a urinary tract infection. Yeah I've got a bad case of glam clamping for three days. I need to talk to my ob. Glamorous camping has a really nice melodious ring. What are you doing glamorous camping I love it? What are you doing glamour? Ooh I hate you and your and your clamping clamping is something. A surgeon does in an operation but there is a company called the coniston Wagon Company based in Idaho which is kind of historically inaccurate given how few CONISTON Wagons actually made the trip but they are making modern. Coniston gugans which then they provide to glancing outfits and you can in fact stay there in in Pendleton blanket. Wrap splinters effectively a cabin or do you hop in the connoisseur wagon head to your campsite. No it doesn't move. Just sort of they circle the wheel way literally circled on. They do circle. So the wheels are decorative in this case. Yeah although kind of like a mobile home I feel like if the people sell the land you you can't actually hook them but it's like it's time for your meal is like one of those. Seattle houseboats that's like really what makes this a boat. It's like well you could tell it and we'll meet then. Why not a prairie schooner? Why kinda stuggle wagons Roomier Glam not camping? What was I thinking? So downmarket and that concludes Prairie schooners entry. Nine seven five dot N. user of Seven zero three certificate number one eight Oh eight nine in the omnibus.
Dallas County Reports 65th Death, 81 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday
"In Dallas County that counts is now eighty one new cases of coronavirus brings the total to twenty six hundred eighty three sixty five passed away the most recent one man from grand prairie third of the deaths in Dallas County associated with long term care
Dallas - Evacuations Ordered In Grand Prairie After Natural Gas Fire
"Well also in the news you may have heard of the streets alone at least one in grand prairie was on fire Saturday afternoon Saturday afternoon gas line rupture sparked a fire that lit up a portion of Mayfield road in Grande prairie and forced the evacuation of up to one hundred and fifty people grand prairie fire officials were able to stop the flow of gas and put the fire out allowing residents to return to their homes on Saturday evening grand prairie assistant fire chief bill Murphy says the rupture was believed to be coming from a six to twelve inch gas line traveling
"prairie" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"Not long after the jury. Deliberating Cody Johnson's fate left. The courtroom came word that the wait for a verdict would not be a long one. Joel calls me. He's like get to the courthouse. The jury's back to three hours we gotta go with the at all members of the jury are present any prosecutor will tell you a quick verdict is either very bad or very good news sitting there next car and Carmen is not an emotional person. She guarded but mying. Zaidi was at a twelve out of ten CARMAN's had to be at a fifty out of ten would Kuti Johnston become the first defended in Montana. History to be convicted of deliberate homicide. In a no body case the answer was an HR deliver homicide we. The jury defendant guilty guilty of Nicole's murder and of tampering with evidence by hiding her body. I just started crying because finally the person that had taken my sister way. It was being punished. The prosecutor who stopped cancer treatments to save his strength for trial. Now turn to Nicole's family in the front row when I see the look on their face. It's it's it's why do this who'd he? Johnston emptied his pockets preparing to go to jail while awaiting sentencing minutes later he hugged his wife. Amber and his baby boy for what could be the last time as a freeman. That's the way we walked out of the courthouse that day after it was just Carmen. I she was bad. I just wanted to go give amber hug. It was so heart wrenching to be so relieved for one person and yet feel so sorry for somebody else before sentencing the prosecutor again offered to give cody a break. If he'd give up the location of the goals body we made an offer and it didn't go anywhere. I'm just kind of threw it out there and they didn't want to hear it. Sentencing came in January. Two thousand seventeen and for the first time in the courtroom came Ashland. Nicole's daughter who was twelve. When her mother disappeared she was once so close to cody. The chief thought of calling him. Dad why I mean I know.
"prairie" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"The prompt. You guys when Defense Attorney Clark. Matthews began his opening statement. He admitted his client cody. Johnston had done some strange things but murderer or as it's called in deliberate homicide he said that was absurd. Your task is determine whether they've proven you beyond a reasonable doubt. Cody deliberately killed Nicole. I Codex responsibility to give you this explanation of why she's missing because he can't do it. If Matthews at his fellow council Casey more both of whom declined datelines request for an interview could convince even one of the jurors of reasonable doubt cody. Johnston would walk out of this room. A Freeman Mathews. You may begin when you're out the first witness the defense called would be. It's only witness move. That shocked everyone at the prosecution table. I would bet my house that he wasn't going to take this and but cody did and portrayed himself as a hardworking father who bought Nicola home taking her to doctors appointments and loved her children as his own. He told the jury. He was an honorable man who despite dating amber in the fall of two thousand twelve. Did the right thing when Nicole claimed she was having his baby broke up with her and I went back Nicole. Kid- eventually confirmed that Nicole that she was not back told her that I loved her but couldn't listen. We could do this That carry on Long Island that for so for that long and stick to it. And Cody said. The pregnancy wasn't the only thing that call was lying about. He said she was also lying to herself. It turned out that over the years. Nicole had become addicted to painkillers. She was making trips to a Methadone clinic every two weeks to deal with her addiction treatment center and just get smell. Although prosecutors said medical records showed McColl had been cleaned from narcotics or any non prescription drugs for ten months prior to her disappearance. Cody claimed Nicole's refusal to go into treatment was the reason they broke up just before Valentine's Day he said she'd fallen off the wagon. You discuss with her and a need for her. Go to sleep yes did. She agree to that. She told me that for. She said she wouldn't do it because of her kids. Yes I made the decision it was we couldn't we couldn't go on. There was a complication. He said that home he bought for Nicole. And despite that sign sales agreement found in the SAFE CODY CLAIMED. Nicole had never paid him for the hall. And you believed you still own the house. It was clear from texts sympa amber that she wanted cody to get Nicole out of the house. As part of the break-up the morning of Valentine's Day Cudi said he woke up in a camper at his workplace and the poll called him and started yelling at him because Cudi admitted he'd had the place padlocked got concerned all being left. I went towards my house. Cody drove to fairview. He admitted lying to investigators earlier when he claimed he never left work or her house. I find anybody there. I have my assumption ones that either. She had went to the store to cigarettes before she left or I didn't know she'd left to somebody. So are you saying when you went on to fairview? You didn't see Nicole off. And Cody said. It was another childish act to enlist the help of his friend. Bill to move Nicole's expedition sixty miles away to the town of poplar. I was behaving badly. I was I was being very childish and very addictive. I figured I would move her car. I wouldn't drop it off and she would call later on pilots. Say there's your car get your stuff home. Cudi insist that he was never looking for a barrel large enough to put a body in only a small grease barrel to wash tools in and he said he knew the lies. He told especially enlisting his friend to send a message from the Coles. Facebook account did not make him look. Good I will scare so. I thought it'd be herbal thing. I'd get left alone and she would come back. How do you feel about that? There were terrible. Why should people believe he Well I guess the only thing I can say is that I've had Too Shy for years run. I'm here for my day in court to killing the Kovar before cudi. Johnston could leave the stand. There was one more attorney waiting to question him prosecutor Brandt light even though I never thought he would testify. I had prepared hundreds of questions for him anyway. This was all about you getting away with murder crap. No Sir no body no case correct. I didn't really care what his answer was. I knew he was going to say no after dumping Nicole vehicle after hiding her body. You didn't spend the weekend with amber so you can get destroyed on. Sorry no no I did. Not Number Body yes. I spent the weekend number as able to outline my case. Really make my first closing argument to the jury and day. Get Him upset just by cross examined by crossing him. You're hoping this jury gives you rate because you've successfully ever bought correct noser. The prosecution had had its shot with. Cody Johnston it would soon be our coming up you startling confrontation and the verdict will there be justice for Nicole..
"prairie" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"The Richland County Law and Justice Center in Sydney was to be the site. Were a jury will decide if Johnston had murdered Nicole Waller or maybe not. Because before cody Johnston's trial started prosecutor. Brent light did this reluctantly. We offered him a deal. We were certainly prepared to go to trial. But you didn't have a body. We didn't have a body and the family wanted the body. The states offered a cody. Johnston give up. Nicole's body plead guilty and receive eighty years in prison. What was in it? For CODY NO LIFE. Sentence and possible parole. After seventeen years. I looked at it as a window for him if he ever wanted to get out. This was his one and only opportunity. And the response from Cody's attorneys. Absolutely not. We're GONNA try. We're going to trial which was fine with me. Fine he says but it came with a cost prosecutor. Light was suffering from lung cancer. He'd been going through chemotherapy alongside state investigator and fellow cancer patient. Mark Elliott. Now light made a life threatening decision three weeks before try stopped treatment. I have trouble believing that your doctors thought Great Idea No. They didn't think it was a great idea. But I knew that to do those sixteen to eighteen hour days during trial. I needed to have energy. So you're risking your own life to do that. I wasn't going to let this cancer change. I made such a commitment to the family that I wasn't going to let them down to be safe. In cases health was compromised and he couldn't continue the prosecutor brought into assistance. Joel Thompson. An Ollie Olsen. Who understood the task ahead? I think there was an awareness. You feel like the average person on the street is going to say. How can you prosecute a case without a body but the average people in the street? That's who's on your jury that was big challenge for me like we don't have any of these traditional things that people expect in a homicide case forensics DNA physical evidence and is that glaring omission. Going to be something that the jury says. That is reasonable doubt by October. Two Thousand Sixteen. When Cody Johnston's trial began it had been three and a half years since Nicole. Waller had vanished for all but a few months of that time. Cody had been a freeman out on bond at trial. His wife amber was in the front row accompanied by their newborn son. That was a shock. I did not know about the baby and at the same time it's anger because here he'd been out living his life and my sister is not out there living her life enjoying this week. We're going to take you back to Valentine's Day. Two thousand thirteen that Valentine's Day prosecutors argued was the final day of Nichols Life. It was the last day of the woman her sister called the Queen of texting had used her phone since then they said Nicole had left. No electronic trace spent no money using credit or debit cards and in today's world is somebody hasn't used any of those things. It can reasonably be presumed that they're no longer live exactly and perhaps most revealingly. The state argued never after that day had Nicole reached out to the three children. She loved so much she was. They argued undoubtedly dead today. Sorry ass out of your mind as he's which burn but how she killed and why prosecutors began their case by calling a former detective who's developed a groundbreaking software technology to accurately turn the route. A cell phone travels into something that looks like Google maps. He was able to basically show us is if we had a track on his car. Where Cody Johnston was on the morning of the verdict and where Cudi Johnston was the state. Argued was not where he claimed he'd been remember. Cody said he and Nicole were fighting so he spent the night before Valentine's Day in a camper in Sydney twelve miles away from his home when a coal was staying in fear view. Cudi said Nicole texted him at six fifty one. Am then called him around seven. But cody didn't WanNA talk. Why fine I shut my phone off bed. Eight o'clock I get up. I go on the shop but it turns out this map of the location of cody cell. Phone showed something else starting after that seven. Am phone call from the goal right after that. Phone call he leaves and he and he's head into fairview fear view back. Dakota's ounce where Nicole had been staying. Here's the map of state said that proved it so seven. Thirteen eastern see the device. Start TO MOVE TOWARDS. Sydney. There's seven eighteen just north of Sydney another one at seven twenty three on the way up to fairview to confront her. He calls her five six times. It wasn't her that was harassing him. It was him calling her because he was angry and getting more angry he went up there to confront her at seven twenty five. Am In fairview record. Showed Nicole texted her caregiver saying she was on her way back home. She's moments from getting into her car and going back to callous bill. He arrives at seven twenty six. According to the Cell Tower Analysis. Cody does what he does. And I think they had a horrible fight and I think the exploded whether he strangled her weather suffocated her. That's one of the things we don't know because we don't have the body the coors family and friends had always said Kuti was such a great guy and prosecutors agreed until they said he suddenly lost his cool and became so upset and so angry that he drove home and committed murder. The prosecutor said amber had nothing to do with the crime. They said her calls and texts. Cody those last week's may have helped light. The match that led to the killing. She was putting pressure days before Valentine's Day that he made a choice. It's either her or me. And he kept reassuring her that that she was the one that he just needed. Some time. I'm prosecutors argued not only to break up with Nicole but also to get her out of that home purchase for her over in callous bell. You think this is not about love. You think this is about money. Yeah I think by the time we get to February fourteenth. Love was kind of out the window then. He already seeing amber without Nicole knowing that this was simply about houses break-up GonNa go and who's going to get to home in fact that night before Valentine's Day Cudi was so angry in the coal that he had. This man plays a padlock on the home when the cool talk to her estranged husband Jason. On Valentine's Day morning she found out what Kodia done if at all did she react very upset so upset in fact prosecutors theorized that Nicole reminded cody in that seven. Am PHONE CALL. That he had sold her that home that she had a sales agreement in the safe showing she owned it not him to prosecutors. That's why cody exploded and drove over and days later showed up at her home to take that safe with the sales agreement. Still Inside Johnson had plenty of money. Why kill somebody over a mobile home? He had put a lot of money into the home he basically told. Amber we are going to get this back and I think that was just a vehicle started that angry argument that morning then he lost his cool and killed and after prosecutors said. What really proved cody? Johnston was a killer was what they called. But cover up that followed. Nicole's disappearance ask barrel by nine thirty that same morning. Cody had visited his friend. Bill sorta Bergh's house prosecutors said he was looking for a way to dispose of Nicole's body. What else did he ask you for? right back from popper poplar were cody had driven and dropped. Nicole's expedition sixty miles up the road and during that time from nine thirty am until about twelve thirty that afternoon cody. Johnston turned his cell phone off reappearing as this security video shows shortly after one pm how often turn his phone off for three hours in the middle of the day never. This was the only time he really went off the grid and finally prosecutors argued the cover up. Included cody asking friends to send that facebook message. Using Kohl's account the one that gave false hope to her friends and Family Wildlife. Two men turned him down another sent the message and said he felt terrible about what he'd done. After I did it I realized it was probably not the best thing. If he had her password why would he involve other people? Who could end up testifying against him? I don't think cody thought things through very well. I think the bottom line finally the prosecution rested but did the state had enough to convict cody. The defense was about to present. Its case it star witness cody. Johnston added coming up disarming strategy. I was behaving badly. I was being very childish. Very addictive for coding boldly owning his mistakes. Believe now I've had to shy four years. Doron and I'm here for my day in court. The surprising case he would make to the jury went. Dateline continues.
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"State investigator Mark Hilliard has been called by many names over his two decade career as a Montana Lama. But a hit man. That was a new one. But that's exactly who. Bill SORTA bird thought. The agent was when Hilliard and F. B. I. Agent Craig. Overby showed up that sort of birds farmhouse a Hitman. Sorta bird believed had been hired by none other than SODERBERGH's friend Kuni Johnston Times twenty three hours agent now bill. Sorta BURKE THINK CODY JOHNSTON WANNA kill him in a series of interviews over the next couple of days. Detectives learned the answer. There's an old saying a good friend will help you move but a best friend will help you move a body. Investigators thought bill sort of fell somewhere in between nuts remember. Investigators had been looking for an explanation. For how Nicole's Ford expedition ended up. Sixty miles from cody. Johnston's house the morning of Valentine's Day. Two thousand thirteen a time. Cody claimed he was at work. Bill told investigators cody called him around eight. Am saying the Cole had run off with another man. It was basically again you know and Bill said the game came with a request. Meet on the road in his pickup bill. Drops out to the hallway. Sees cody driving? The Coles Ford Expedition and bill says I know something's not right. Does he know that's Nicole's car. He asked her to you about it again. Cody Silva I'm just playing a practical joke owner and I'm GONNA take her car out to the reservation and drop it off. I know y'all are more trusting out here in Montana than we are in the big city. I have trouble believing anybody would fall for that. No-one bill it doesn't surprise me that maybe he was just helping us out in a mischievous thing but not criminal thing so bill said he did. What cody asked and took off following the expedition? Not long after that is win. The two vehicles Nicole's expedition and bills pickup were tagged by that camera atop the high school in Culbertson Montana. A half hour later bill. Said cody stopped the expedition. Right were it was later. Found just a mile outside poplar. That reservation town with a violent reputation would cody of known about stab city believer car there. As a way of throwing people off the track he would but poplars not about place to a stranger for a random person driving through poplars very friendly place and cody probably didn't know that Bill said that. When cody jumped out of the Expedition Bill. Thought it was strange. That cody was wearing gloves and phone for bill. Notice that cody was carrying to sail fines and actually stopped at a small store on the reservation and he saw cody. Take the phone apart. Thrown a trash. Can the agents wondered? Did that second cell phone belonged in the coal and there was one more thing bill said. Cudi was looking for a barrel as can't believe the ask Romero and you just like one of steel barrels. Were three five gallon drums. Well I want one ain't got for investigators. Hearing that cody was looking for a barrel. Big enough to hold a body and one with a. Lid was confirmation. The Nicole was dead. And that cody had killed her. There has to be discussion about arresting him right then and there. We were talking to prosecutors. Has this was ongoing and prosecutors said despite the evidence agents had gathered this case still had one glaring hole. The calls body had not been found weeks then. Months passed without a work. Hard you know. Her Birthday was may twenty second. I decided to make my sister cupcake and I put a candle. I Make Ocean blowed out. What's the wish? She'll be six months after. Nicole vanished though. They were not yet ready to make an arrest. Authorities called together Nicole's family and Brooklyn News. They believed Nicole. Had been killed by cody. Her body placed in a barrel and hidden somewhere. That was devastating for somebody that said they lump. Somebody's so much. That's the way you get rid of them. That she's just like trashy GonNa put her in a barrel and as for camping. The news not only met her friend. The Coles very likely debt but it also met another of her best friends. Ambu was dating a suspected killer and not just dating just after the first anniversary of Nicole's disappearance in March two thousand. Fourteen cody amber seen here at a photo taken at a county fair. Got Engaged soon after they were married invited to the wedding thankfully I was in another friend of mine's wedding. It was heart wrenching because amber was my maid of honor. Where you're supposed to be. I would have been in her wedding. I would have been helping her. Celebrate her happily ever. After as Kuti and amber began their life together. Agent Hilliard who was raised on the prairies of eastern Montana was scouring the oilfields and areas for any trace of the call. I found some great holes plans out looking for her. They jumped into a few of them. How many times did you think maybe this is a few times? But the agents search hit a snag in the spring of two thousand fourteen when he fell into a hole he could never have foreseen. I was diagnosed with stage. Four melanoma cancer. You're young guy. It's got to be shocking. It was it was shocking for me was shocking for my family for more hilliard. Almost worse than the cancer was having to call Karma and tell her what this might mean for her sister's case and it kind of felt like the bottom was being dropped out again like we couldn't get a break. Bright wanted to reinsure. Reassure her that nobody's GonNa forget about Nicole if something happens to me. Somebody's GONNA run with. This sounds your worry. More about Nicole's family than you are about yourself they needed. Answers and unbelievably agent. Hilliard wasn't the only one wondering if he'd lived long of to find those answers. Because when Hilliard began his cancer treatments right alongside him was the prosecutor in charge of the case. The chief of the Attorney General's Prosecution Services Bureau Brandt light. Who Had Lung Cancer Unit Hilliard? We're getting chemo at the same time. Yeah we actually were at the same facility in an often talking about this case and and working on the case as we receive no treatment for these two law men and longtime friends how much time they had left on the job and on the earth was an unknown. All that might suggest that you would be sort of a hurry to file this case. But you didn't do that. You actually kind of slowed it down. I thought the longer that we put it off the better. It was for us in the back of our minds. We were hoping that maybe there'd be a hunter or somebody who would who would discover her body. That didn't happen. The goals family and friends were asked to be patient and as the two year anniversary of Nicole's disappearance came in wet. Her case was featured on datelines digital series missing in America. Still no body and no arrest. I'm thinking that you must have been frustrated at this point because after realizing that Nicole was never where her car was found. And having Mr Soderbergh say here's what happened. Prosecutors won't file a case and a lot of time goes by. It's difficult the problem goes back. There's no body and up until this point that there never been a prosecution of nobody homicide Montana until finally August two thousand fifteen two and a half years after Nicole's disappearance it would be a new development in cellphone tracking technology that would give the prosecutor. The confidence to give the go-ahead. An agent Hilliard back on the job in between cancer treatments. Got To snap the handcuffs on cody. Johnston ankle you're being arrested for for the murder of Nicole Waller. Dnc At work to me. It was time to see if Montana prosecutors could send a man to prison for the first time ever in a case without a body coming up the lack of body wasn't the only problem we don't have any of these traditional things that people expect forensics. Dna physical evidence but could groundbreaking software save the day for prosecutors. He was able to show us where Cody Johnston was on the very morning order. Hi everyone it's Chris Matthews. This week on my podcast. So you want to be President. I talk with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jon Meacham and former Merlin Congresswoman Donna Edwards about winning campaigns that make on the spot calls that put candidates on the right side of history search for a WANNA BE President wherever you're listening right now and subscribe.
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"Burn her name. As it turned out was amber she was the other woman arrived as the saying goes with the bad barely cold. Here at cody. Johnston's house just a block from the North Dakota border. That was the day after Nicole's expedition pulled away. Would it toward her home in Western Montana. I figured since I broke up with Nikki then my own actually dot com Reagan's hippies. Because she was she was great. So what if anything did Amber Fleming's appearance with Nicole Waller's disappearance well? That was the question. Amber was a schoolteacher and in Montana where everyone seems to know everyone else. She was also a lifelong friend with another woman. You've already met camping in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine at Camby's wedding for Nicole was a bridesmaid. Yes that's Ambaum. She was the maid of Honor Nikki. An amber we're both in your wedding. What's it like to look at those wedding photos? Now see the two of them seems like a completely different life. Do you remember what they did if you'd as either she would've said she's my friend? They were more acquaintances to separate friend groups to endure. The connection can't be considered herself best friends with both nicky and amber in fact she unwittingly introduced cody amber and fell terrible when shortly after Nicole. And Cody Split. And then he took up with amber but remember when Nicole sent cody those ultrasound photos and lied about being pregnant with cody's child that was Nicole's play to get cody back from amber and it worked until cody found out. Nicole was lying. I think she came back from cal. Spill to try to rebuild their relationship but it was not working and then investigators learned cudi started texting amber again. Just a few weeks before Nicole's disappearance amber and cody were texting about Nicole. And she was insisting that he and his relationship with the coal if she was going to continue to see him and with that the pot who stirred up to state and federal agents to find out what was really going on in. What looked like a love triangle grudge match involving cody amber and Nicole? He's dating a woman that she knows right in front of her and she's lying about being pregnant and phoning the evidence s right. He was really upset about the fake pregnancy and she was really upset about him. Seeing amber the problem was despite the way it looked in for Kuti. It didn't look good on the Dana Cole. Left there was no evidence implicating Cudi in her disappearance. None and so cookie story is I got home. She was gone all her stuff was gone and I don't know how she got sixty miles away and stopped. That's right he doesn't know anything about her leaving other than that she's gone. Investigators served a search warrant at Cody's house. They took a video camera and searched room after room after room. You don't even really know what you're looking for right now. An La Times too. When he'd go into these crime scenes you know you have the luxury of having a body and just looking at the surrounding walls. You can kind of figure out you tell a story this one. I didn't have a story. Any song that a weapon was fired inside that how similarly no son of a cleanup though smell of cleansers. But there was this. I think Craig said Hey mark there's something on the ceiling it was in the kitchen And there were several of them there It looked like it had some pattern to Could have been blood. Sure you tested. And what is it? I came was probably spaghetti sauce. It wasn't humid. There's some things that raise your eyebrows. But there's certainly no smoking gun in that house. No not at all a contentious break-up a man with another woman waiting in the wings and suspicions swirling and then something that might change the course of this missing person's case a safe with a lock on it and inside maybe the answer to a mystery coming up protruding from the SAFE DOOR. Were documents we did. See Nicole's name on the face those. What could that mean when Dateline continues continuing our story? Nicole Waller has disappeared. Her family is frantic. The last person this scene a call her boyfriend who was also seeing someone else. Ambra and cody were texting. And she was insisting that he and his relationship with the cold now detectives. They're about to question amber about coating people that at work we're asking questions to and not. Everyone likes them you here again. The man on the receiving end of that Josh Nicholas the cool Waller's family was teetering on the edge. There had been no word nothing since that odd facebook message from her account a week after disappearance there's more and more time goes by after that facebook message. I'm pretty sure my sister was coming. The cools three children like everyone else. We're desperately waiting for word about their mom and Carmen. The Rock of the family was beginning to fracture under the pressure. My girls were fighting their girls. They fight and something tripped and my husband he said. Didn't you ever fight with your sister? Am I just lost it? My husband carried him in my room and I cried. Only remember telling him it's clock there. Where is she? Why did she have? Investigators had looked at several possibilities in the coals. Disappearance random crime centered in stab city where her vehicles found no evidence of it. Nicole hadn't left a single electronic footprint since she vanished on Valentine's Day she using any credit cards or debit cards. We did not find any activity. That's ominous it also makes a deliberate disappearance way less likely the agents on the case had become suspicious of Nicole's boyfriend cody. Johnston who had quickly taken up with another woman named amber had a love triangle played some role in the coals disappearance. But with Nicole's vehicle sixty miles from cody's house and the Cole or her body still out there somewhere in the many hundreds of square miles of grasslands investigators had nothing more solid than suspicion with the case a couple of weeks old. Investigators asked another pair of detectives to take a crack applying pressure on cody amber during a trip. The couple took to her hometown of Callous Bell. Do you cook? And his longtime partner. Kip The Gacek. He would never do anything to ever jeopardize me and Ham insisted that detectives she'd spent the entire weekend with cody after Nicole left and she said she saw no behavior. That concerned her to argue. Is she covering for him is he? Covering for her. Are they covering each other? The thought was there absolutely all detective contract decided to lay it on the line with amber will really hurt me is if we came to ambulance at Hamburg. You're now on her arrest as a necesary. Siddiqui's death okay and I don't want that okay. Absolutely no he's no. There's no inkling of anything that do not I mean. He does not know where she and I do not know where she's out of this because we had nothing to do with it. You know he was at work. I have a list of people that I am at work. Right for his part. Cudi gave investigators to interviews that weekend religion as the hours passed. Detectives asked him to go over his time. Line again and again cody. Did eventually lose his cool event back over a phone. Okay because you know what you know is out there and tell me you're trying to get this. You only got these kids that need their monitoring bought them presents and birthday presents. I've taken vessel games. I understand the importance again. Their mother back got to the point where he was pretty frustrated with the whole ennerdale because he thought you didn't trust them or because he thought I'm under suspicion here I shouldn't be I believe so. I think that he thought he was under suspicion. Cody amber soon left the justice building but authorities in an effort to find some evidence that might link cody to Nicole's disappearance confiscated his pickup and in the back of the truck. They found an item that interested them greatly. An item taken from Nicole's house was a like a diamond plate toolbox. When that toolbox was opened up there was a black plastic bag and inside that black plastic bag was the gray safe and protruding from the safe door which was locked were documents. I didn't know what they were at that time. But we did see Nicole's name on the face. Those was earning valuable safe. Not In regards to Gold Silver Jewelry and rings jewelry. Nothing nothing of that sort personal documentation detectives hung onto the safe and its contents. Amber and cody returned to eastern Montana. And it's a long trip. No one's watching or were they. The unblinking eye of a camera perched high above that lonely highway where Nicole disappeared was about to tell investigators something they needed to know coming up the tale of the tape. This is our biggest lead. This is our best lead and then for investigators a new person to focus on and the shock of a lifetime. I missed it completely. You didn't see that. He had a gun.
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"The prairie winter of two thousand thirteen was cold bleak much like the mysterious disappearance of a thirty one year old mother of three named Nicole Waller. There were no answers written on the Montana Wind. Only her family left twisting in misery. You had a good night's sleep since this happened now finder Carmen clunk especially after. She received that facebook message from the calls account. The one that read. Everybody had a lovely evening. Not Coming home. Don't laugh at me. Sorry I let everybody down. That message seemed far more comforting than the other facts of the case. The Coles Ford expedition with all her stuff in it found on an Indian reservation on the edge of town once known as stabbed city. Fbi Agent Craig. Overby was studying those facts for someone just spurlock. In Montana's very unusual Nicole was was the type of person who was in cost communication with her family and friends and so for her. Basically just seesaw. Communications of something was not right. Investigators circled back to the two men in the coals. Life estranged husband Jason under boyfriend. Cody Johnston both men. Claimed they'd been at work the day she disappeared. She said well. There's nothing I can do. You know nothing's good enough for you. I'M GONNA I'm Lee is okay. So that's that's I'm going back to work in that. Videotape interview cody had given to police. He made no secret of how he and the Cole had been arguing for the forty eight hours before disappearance and that it was his decision to break up. I can't I can't do this could he? Would you be any reason why anyone would suspect that you had something to do with her? Being gone missing or anything actually hurts me and I'll try to help her no lassie. You know. No matter what she's ever done to me I love her and no. I wouldn't hurt her and I don't WanNa see hurt. In fact Nicole's family and friends felt that cody was perhaps the very best thing that ever happened to her. They had big plans. We all thought this was going to meet Nikki's happily ever after he always seemed to be able to calmness storm. If you will with Nikki which is a valuable talent to have around Nikki. She was a tornado sometimes. He promised her the Mon he was going to take care of her and he was doing. Just that cody made six figures of these mechanic in the oilfields and he wasn't shy about sharing it and the one person actually try to do everything for her helping her manage her money make good financial decisions for her and her children helped her get a bigger home. You'd become so close with Nicole's daughter. Ashland that with her own father out of the picture ashland started thinking of cody as a parent. My niece was always very protective of my sister. To shove out every boyfriend she ever had a knew that it was serious. When Ashland told me I was ready to call him. Dad The perfect right loves you. Love your kids everybody and there when you need them exactly. D- with all your faults and everything over here that she strained relationship with every person she's ever you know I've taken to every Arthur's point when I could've gone to research with like many couples they've been on and off but by late two thousand twelve just five months before Nicole disappeared. They were back together. Because we'll have choices paid money. The war would have been a rockefeller. My sister made a pretty big mistake. I think she was just desperate because she realized that cody was the best thing that ever happened to her. So she told cody she was pregnant even though she was not exactly. How did you persuade him? The Jewish pregnant she had taken my nieces ultrasound. Pictures cut it off like the date off and sent them to him than I know. It makes my sister right now. Look like a real winner by people have done worse to keep relationships. Here's the thing about lies. They work this one did until about a month before Nicole vanished finally it all broke down or she violate admitted to me about a month ago. She says I was pregnant. So that point you know we talked you know. I said this is just your need help and it was about that time. Cody told detectives that with his relationship with Nicole. Starting to crash another player would change the geometry of this story. It would triangle the night after cody said. Nicole left him and headed for home. Valentine's Day Thursday February fourteenth. There was someone else sleeping in. Cody'S BED COMING UP FOR INVESTIGATORS. What appears to be an eye popping clue in a very strange place. I think Craig said Hey mark there's something up on the ceiling could have been blood shirt..
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"As investigators look into the disappearance of Nicole. Waller the options for where she might be seemed as endless as the plains of eastern Montana Department of Criminal. Investigation agent Mark Hilliard. Could she walked away shirt? Because you've been updated sure again. Just don't know never never know then came a huge break one week after. Nicole apparently abandoned her Ford Expedition Nicole. Sister Karma who'd spent every night tossing and turning since hearing the news. A noise in the dark fallen kept Bingde at me. I'm like who is said to me something at this hour the night while I'm up so I rolled over. Grab my phone. Nicole Willis Waller. That's how her facebook name was and I immediately both. Outta bed and I'm panicking shaking and I read the message here. It is that facebook message reads. Everybody had a lovely evening. Not Coming home. Don't laugh at me. Sorry I let everybody down Carmen. Got Out of bed and free phone her friend. Angie got a message for Nikki sweet. She live so I pop on facebook. I'm sending private messages. Nikki your message. Mickey facebook right then while you're still on with Carmen so as Carmen Carmen. Sending these private messages to her sister was like two or three that I sent back. Where are you going on? Where have you been yeah we have the FBI? Police everybody's looking for you. Where are you and you could just hear with every message sense and no reply. Carmen was getting more and more frantic and I discerned crying. Because I'm frustrated. I was thinking. How could you send me something like that? And then just leave me hanging because your family and tell them that. You didn't tell your family that a facebook message come in from Nike now because I want to get their hopes up eight one crush on that. Hey she reached out but she wouldn't respond to me if that message is legit and she's alive right. I didn't WanNa give my parents false. Hope I already felt like I had crush them enough by having to tell them that their child is missing by the light of day. Carmen and Angie took a closer look at the message. Just please. Don't laugh at me. That was she didn't want to be the butt of anybody's jokes. I know has made a mistake. I want to hear about it. That sounds like her. That was very much sounded like Nikki. That had to change the way everybody felt about this. Yes it went from. She's just messing to. She's just hiding. Why would she hide? That's none of us can figure out but even though the message sounded like Nicole the more Angie Carmen looked at it. The more skeptical they became for example was notoriously poor at Spinelli. Ask anyone newer. Most texts sent by the so-called Queen of texting practically required a translator in this new facebook message. All the words spelled correctly and some of the facts were clearly misstated. Had A lovely night. I mean she'd been gone for a week at that point so she had seven or eight lovely nights in which she hadn't contacted anyone right so of course at that time. I have my cell phone with me. I Take Pictures. I sent it to Craig overby with the FBI unexciting. I get this message Craig. This isn't right. It sounds to me like you saw cheat sent that message but something was wrong with her. Yeah maybe she's got too much pressure built up or she's had a hint head injury and that's why it sounds so odd as the FBI went to work trying to trace the message. Frustration led Nicole's friend Cami back to facebook to get the word out about our friends disappearance with the case of missing and subsequently murdered schoolteacher Sherry. Arnold still fresh in mind. Cami started the Fine Nicole. Waller facebook page. When Nikki I went missing there was no talk of it on the news. It wasn't in the newspaper and having just gone through the Sherry Arnold case tons of people came out and looked for her rightfully so but no there was no word of a search party. For Nikki. There was nothing and when people missing you look for them. That's what you do and I was angry. Got Very much so I told Carman that I was going to go over to eastern Montana and kicked up a ruckus because she deserved to be looked for and we were basically told that we were not allowed to go to eastern Montana by law enforcement. You feel helpless. You feel like you have to do something but according to FBI agent Craig overby. There was a very good reason for asking. Nicole's family and friends to handle this disappearance differently than the Sherry Arnold matter for one Sherry. Arnold was snatched off the street while jogging. A sneaker love bond. We had leads We're sharing on may be but we never had a good lead. Nicole might be too big big join hands. People was labeled needle in the Haystack. If I had a place to go look I would go look but we just never had there. It's a big state plenty of places to hide. You're someone coming up. Investigators were about to take another look at Nicole's boyfriend but everyone seemed to agree. Cody was awesome. We seem to be able to call the storm with Nicky. Jr is a valuable to have around. Mickey she was a tornado. Sometimes cody was the best that ever happened to him. When dateline continues.
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"F. B. I. Agent Craig. Overby was looking at Nicole. Waller's Ford Expedition. It had been found pat full of her belongings and abandoned on. Montana's four-pack Indian reservation about a mile outside the small town of poplar. Then overby heard something strange. The agent walked around to the back door opened it and their two guinea pigs in the very back cargo area of expedition. The two guinea pigs are making squealing. Noises awhile probably. I was really surprised. They were live card. Been there for a few days and it was five degrees outside. Would Nicole the girl who loved animals have walked away from those family pets it seemed unlikely but the FBI knew nothing yet about Nicole? Only a highway patrol report that her expedition had been sitting there for four days and that she was nowhere to be found. The highway here in Montana are long and desolate if you stop here if you break down here. If you're forced off the road here it might be long before anyone comes to help. And there's one more thing. The place where Nicole's vehicle was found was in an area so violent that decades ago police gave it a nickname. They call it. Stabs city of the FBI has jurisdiction over Certain crimes that occur on the Indian reservations throughout the country and so primarily we worked Bala Crom investigations on the floor. Pick Indian reservation thinking you've got to have a Lotta stabbings to be called stab city. Not a lot of gun. Crime but a lot of terrible assaults people that live on the reservation or some of the finest people in the world but there are few that abuse alcohol and drugs which leads to a lot of our crime if someone had stopped there or been made to stop there for some reason and was walking poplar. Would they be in a position of some danger? Most of our crime are people who know each other. Random crime is very rare in poplar rare but not unheard of just a year before overby was lead investigator. When a schoolteacher named Sherry Arnold disappeared during a morning. Run in town less than an hour from the reservation massive searches did not find Sherry Arnold. Her disappearance became national news. Just a week after Arnold vanished an ex-con and that accomplice were arrested like so many other men and women they'd been drawn to the bucket by the prospect of oil jobs and two months later one of her killers led police to Sherry Arnold's body in a shallow grave. Both men were eventually convicted of her murder. It really changed. The nature of the community eastern Montana was like maybe in a way Prior to the shared our case that investigation was really fresh in our minds when when. Nicole Waller became missing kidnapping carjacking. Everything was on the table. From the beginning of Nicole's case one clue seemed important inside the Expedition Center console agent. Overby found her kids. Did you check to see whether the car could be started? I started so presumably. Shin breakdown their best crash. She stopped for some other reason. That's right but then weirdly left the keys locked inside. Agent overby drove the expedition to an impound lot and called in Montana's Department of Criminal Investigation and agent market eared. Who acted as both crime scene technician and detective? So as you go through the car when you find it was somebody's life thrown into vehicle and it makes sense to me why. Why is it like that? Nicola health problems were meds in that vehicle. Yes they were. I mean. It doesn't make any sense for her to walk away. Leave that medication. When she needed to survive there was a calendar on passionate floor report and on the date of February fourteenth. Valentine's Day cody forever in a heart in on the fifteenth. She had a medical appointment which I thought was odd. She's got plants across the State of Montana. The same day that search was going on the cool sister. Carmen found out from Nicole's friends that she had never made it back to cow's bell immediately concerned or just thinking. She's off the grid for Oboe and immediately concerned like freaking out so you talk to her on Wednesday she's GonNa come back on Thursday cracked and now it's Monday and you're gonNA call that. No one's seen heard from her. Yeah and I'm angry because nobody got a hold of me. Prior to that and my mind is like why and. I'm like okay. Let me call sheriff's Office because I'm in disbelief. Incredibly Nicole's friends had filed a missing persons report without ever. Once checking with Nicole's family any good reason why Nikki would go off the grid. Fourfold none at all. She wouldn't have left her kids. I must made a dozen or more phone calls to her trying to Andrew Jackson texted her. Where are you? What's going on? You know please respond. Can you talk to us? But again from the woman known as the Queen of texting no response so why wouldn't a call waller just disappear? It was time for investigators to speak with those who had last seen her coming up? Why some thought Nicole might be just fine. So she's not really missing she's off software right and that does sound like very much breath. When dateline continues.
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"My Mom News. Something's wrong she's gone up and I'm like I just got the phone call that Nikki's missing my mom's quiet. My mom daughter's missing Nicole was a loving young mom. Nikki was all about her kids embarking on a new life and a solo drive across. The state is very wide open. Desolate place I found out. My sister hadn't come home. Did she break down on the side of the road? Did she get picked up by somebody carjacking? Everything was on the tape. They found her car along with a clue that maybe Nicole had romance on. Her mind differs a calendar and on February Fourteenth Valentine's Day diverse heart then a message on facebook Hooley Sesame Jonathan at this hour the night because I got a message from Nicki. She'll she's not really miss. She's off somewhere. It's just doesn't WanNa be found right but where I found one surveillance cameras that captured the hallway. This is our biggest lead but the road to the truth would be bumpy. He'll I'll maybe even dangerous. You didn't see the gun. I missed completely. Could anyone find answers for a frantic family pink? What happened to Nicole out on that lonely highway? I'm Lester Holt than this is dateline. Here's Josh Markowitz. With under the prairie sky way out west the view in every direction is as big as the sky and just about as empty across Montana from the better known breathtaking ski resorts that bringing a mountain of money sits the prairie where our story begins. It's a mystery that without a doubt remains to this day a tale wound around the slow downward spiral of a group of longtime friends. You hear people say that life is high school with money right well. This is high school with murder much. The twists start with the discovery of a Ford expedition alone on a bleak highway outside a small town. An expedition like this one that belonged to a woman named Nicole Waller. She loved animals. I mean as kids. We had mice. We had frogs salamanders and newts childhood memory spill happily from the call sister Carmel and as sisters Carmen in the call loved and sometimes loathed each other. Sa- beauty of our relationship is we would bite heads. We could fight and scream but the moment we got in trouble for it. We were like in it together. Oh well we were just playing around ad that work. Sometimes as adults she needed anything were there. Nikki is the type of person that if you were low on food shoud be like you know. Come over have some dinner on me. She would literally give you the shirt off her back. Mccoll Carmen and another friend named Cammy all grew up together in the western Montana. Town of called- Spell. Just a stone's throw from the Majesty of Glacier National Park Kimmy loved Nicole's free spirit see didn't have really a care in the world now. We were young we were kids and the coal especially acted like one in fact when. Cammie got married back in the late nineties. Nicole was a bridesmaid intruder personality. She missed a rehearsal but things changed in two thousand. Nicole had a little girl when she was eighteen. How'd you change? Would you became a mom? She became like Oh. I'm a mom. I can't go out and party all the time I have a child. I have to get a job. I'm going to go to. Cna Nursing Assistant Not Sasha did in two thousand and two at age twenty one. Nikki married a guy named Jason. They welcomed two boys who joined their sister then. Medical problems started a neurological condition. Put pressure on her brain uncomfortable but something she could live with her friends and family say. It did take a toll on her marriage eventually. She went on disability. It did not stop. Sh- never let it get her down. She always thought positive she didn't live. Stopper two thousand twelve. Things seemed to be looking up. She'd reconnected with an old friend. Named cody on facebook and fallen head over heels for him and wants her. Divorce was final. The coal plant a move with her kids to join five hundred miles across the state on the Montana. North Dakota border were the discovery of billions of barrels of oil and that extraction process called fracking. It led to a boom in an area known as the bucket but before the final move could take place during a trip to see cody in February. Two Thousand Thirteen Nicole texts. That are sister the night before Valentine's Day to say she was returning driving back home to see her kids who were staying with their dad and in between is a what eight or nine hour drive cracked a pretty long desolate eight or nine hour drive in some places. Yes but on those long drives across Montana. Nicole did have company. Tell me about your sister's relationship with her phone you know. Some people love their pillow. My sister loved her phone. I swear she slept with it. She certainly drove with it. That's why Nikki was the Clinton texting. Where are you at? Did you stopping at gas yet? You need to stay away. Call me on this trip. Neither those calls nor those texts arrived from the coal union. Doctor every day now so the fact that a few days had gone by and you hadn't heard from her that was not in and of itself unusual show now because she'd come home she'd sleep mono- spend that time with their children so for me to go a couple of days without hearing from our wasn't unusual would carman didn't realize is that while she wasn't worried some friends of Nicole's were because they hadn't heard from her worried enough to file a missing persons report which brings us back to that vehicle. Nicole's expedition found on the side of the highway about an hour up the road from her boyfriend's house. It was after dark on a frigid five degree night in mid February an FBI agent Craig. Overby received a call from another agent about that vehicle. He asked me what I go out. And take a look at the car and see if there's any evidence of Y Y she might be missing so overby one of only a handful of FBI agents posted among the endless prairies of eastern Montana. Drove the seventy miles from his home to the edge of a small town called poplar. Car was was locked but we could see inside the car that it was just packed with belongings from the floor to the roof. The agent quickly made a decision. Why did you decide to go inside? It was very possible that an injured or deceased person was concealed under all those things inside the car that we can see from the windows. We opened the car looked inside. Can you tell there's anybody like our nobody heard Sounds coming from the back. Sound of what? I didn't know what it was so sound. I'd never heard before it was a sound. The agent would never forget what was making that strange sound when we come back a bizarre discovery. I was really surprised they were lobbed. Five degrees outside and then it turns out the place where Nicole's car was found as reputation. I'm thinking you gotTa have a Lotta stabbings to be gold stab city..
"prairie" Discussed on Front Burner
"Let's talk about the police response. Here are people buying that that they are making all of these moves to you know better better relations than that. I mean there. There are the the Regina Police will say that they have street gang unit which is working to to gain information information that they have neighborhood patrols that that work in north central getting to know the community kind of thing? But let's go back to what we start this how we started this conversation. The gun crime that that that is has happening the incredible amount of methamphetamine use in the response by by the Regina Police to the increased violence that they're seeing gun. Violence in particular has has changed their policing. There's there's no doubt about it and so let's use the the Swat team as an example. We were deployed as much. When I first started is actually time? We went eighteen months without a call for service this year. We're at twenty-nine already for the year in the SWAT team at now has You know some pretty powerful tools at its at its disposal The the Regina police purchased a three hundred. Seventy five thousand dollar armored vehicle right which is a military and they took us out on a training exercise rush To show us how the how the armored vehicle goes into action it's It's a big piece of machinery. I'll tell you that I'll also tell tell you that that In in Twenty Sixteen the Regina police invested in Carbine Rifles for every single one of its cars and so now every car that is called out out. has a semiautomatic rifle at its disposal. So there there's no question that on the one hand. Well Regina police say they are doing their best to connect with the community to reach out with the handshake as as chief. Evan Bray says there's no question that they're also arming up in response to this increase crease in gun violence and that's what's creating this incredible crossfire. That's happening an increase in dangerous incidents where police are responding with ever more force and people in north central.
"prairie" Discussed on Dateline NBC
"The night before angela's thought she'd heard somebody messing at the front door the residence she felt she was being watched all the woman said she had to her body it was just very angry attack on nursing students with three children nobody was busier than angela cenis classes over she was gone back and that's where they found my girl in answering the phone officers could see a lot of blood elise about her boyfriend's behavior sees oh he gets to the door and she's been kicked in and he doesn't go in people thought that there is something suspicious about that but he had an alibi did he he tried to point the finger at anybody else he did angela's ex ex pat an alibi to he came off as very calm and collected and there were something else missing we got a phone call until someone found found it asked me if i would be willing to come up there and wear a wire just one old branding it hawkins another hearing about a secret and she was dying just share i think she was almost crowd and the whole thing a case where the biggest twists came after the verdict wow that was my response while i'm lester holt in this is dateline here's keith morrison whip prairie confidential dart on the great central plane louis merely hours that friday the thirteenth of december the small night when shepherd belong flat deserted streets nip freezing the deep said the ruins of austin in my not north dakota missouri muffled cry the son of a car making the way knowing her non it's a modest place might not modest in a good way uncommonly friendly comparatively speaking of course it's comfortable it's a family community north dakota nice maybe an old fashioned phrase but it's still fits the people who have been around a long time still greet each other on the street as they did that chilly morning in november two thousand fifteen when parents dropped off her kids at this elementary school in where later that morning at my not state university's department of nursing professor diane show wonder why one of her students edm show.
"prairie" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"No one's going to get pissed no-one's because most people were never going to older there. Anyway. Right. And they're not Colonel maybe prairie dog shooters said they'll get mad. Yeah. But they, but they will tell you that there's very dog. So they'll be glad to have an assistance so fog Zony prairie dogs, the bugs and grasshoppers. Okay. Dogs are bigger than they are. We we found the one down in Mexico that a winter. So I think so I think I think I think they're important thing beyond the range Kanzi on the ground after UP guys. What we're interested in for instance, where they want to get to before we so don't end us till I get to this. It's real import. How I see hunters hunters can do. That's hunters that might trust us in our long-term vision. One hundred can do at the PR in Montana. I think you know being in hunting. The sixties and seventies. Those definitely big hunting member of the NRA all kinds of stuff is just living in Anton Gibson's thing. But I think hunters are making mistakes. Now that are hindering we're things they they want to go in the state, whether it's access or population numbers or whatever else it might be. So let me know when you want to get into that. So how much time we have how much time we got get down. And do all that. I got a lot of questions while the question can we jump back to the relationship with F W P true? So I think we missed a big one is is where he has add on the bison conversation, right? 'cause we got wild bison. And we got livestock you guys have bison as livestock right now. Correct. And he man, and you're that there's some benefits to that belong term goal is bison as wildlife so can you comment on like where? Assuming right that that is long term goal. Correct. Yeah. I also get a lot of bison right now about eight hundred or so and we're on a flight we have to flat line them now because we're waiting for our next approval of the next piece of property where we can go out like some Perry. So we're in we're in phase going Brown this block again to where we are allowed to put by snout on the Beale AM. So we have to hold, but the that'll take off at some point. I can't predict when when a good approval for environmental assessment, and we go, but I think that's one thing. Like earlier you hit on it. Well, like yet, a satisfy the greasing piece of this Beal Emily's we turn that over we turn Cadillac, and we turn bison on a lot of people are probably like well, bisons wild animal. Right. Yeah. Well, this case you get a satisfied the lease. But turning bison as livestock onto that lease. So bison have as you know, very funny dual citizenship status in Montana hours. There's nothing. Confusing about their livestock, we pay a livestock fee about four dollars and twenty cents a year on every single animal. Just like you pay you pay like fifty on a cow for twenty or whatever on a vice and they are livestock animal on paper. Meaning you pay the Bill. This'll be my listeners understand.
"prairie" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The hormone she uh i i i have to get into this little bit more full longer longer than expected for the last like four and a half minutes to the show i decided to be kind of a hidden yeah like a prairie bowls taken ah you know taken ahead of like i am now and what do you think do you think they carry flag to the game do you think they have a prewar flask and a little praise ask out there and screws it lebar noculars looking for the casualties dealt with too far now those binoculars other bar noculars will alcohol oneside little unit is if their drink fifteen bottles of wine today they have an a day they an iv heat this is a foul years and i'll get out there party with the with these prairie voles that's nuts need to spend in my entire day at a prairie and all i did go in and out of a whole adb housed as much as they could and what else am i going to do tell them in a better chance you get need by of japan attention when you should be panicked drunken i was eaten by a coterie i mean i just be like yeah a tumble we look swede methods doves countdown the tip of the vomit alive two leading what are what are the peripheral volvo allegra hurry all right the most i get on over uh identicial of his coming up next we want to take a final look at traffic noth no traffic earned great we dialogue got down to.