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A Complicated Tax Season is Coming
"From wondering. I'm david brown in this business. Wars daily on this friday february nineteenth. Happy friday everyone. I think ben. Franklin put it simply enough. Nothing is certain in this world exempt death and taxes so yes even in the midst of a global pandemic after a year that was completely upside down. Tax season is upon us and boy. Is it going to be complicated this year. That's because of the covid. Nineteen pandemic of course and all the changes to the tax code that came with it. Think unemployment insurance. Ppp loans for a one k. Withdrawals stimulus checks recovery rebate credits. Pretty head-spinning isn't it. If there's one year to switch from filing your taxes to enlisting help well this just might be the year to do so at least. That's what tax assistance companies like turbotax h. and r. block. Want you to think the first day you can file and get a refund. This year has been pushed back around two weeks to let the irs get itself sorted but the delay hasn't stopped both turbo. Tax donation are blocked from getting out in front of potentially tax wary customers. Perhaps you saw quirky earworm filled ads for both companies during the super bowl around forty million people filed taxes on turbo tax which is owned by into it in two thousand nineteen far more than any other tax preparation product according to propublica the company. Let you file for free if your income is under a certain threshold and if you only need to file simple returns without claiming any deductions or credits. But this year a situation that simple is unlikely which means turbo tax could make a pretty penny they also charge more for folks who are self employed and for filing state returns in multiple states. Who would file multiple state returns. You ask well people who work remotely and don't live in. The same state is their employer and offices shut down early last year. A lot of people made the move to do just that which could cause some serious tax headaches. Turbo tax will help you through those at cost of course meanwhile h. and r. block had about half the number of turbo tax users and twenty nineteen. But it's also a bit less expensive filers using h. and r. block have the option of dropping off paperwork at actual brick and mortar offices. Sounds wild right now. Turbo tax in hr blocker just to the big dogs in tax preparation. But there are hundreds of locations across the us where qualifying individuals can get help filing taxes for free in any other year. If you make less than a certain threshold if you have a disability if you're over a certain age if you are learning english if you're currently experiencing homelessness you can sit down with an irs certified volunteer. Who'd help you prepare your taxes. But this year well kovic has changed that of course in person volunteer programs have largely moved online. And that's a barrier for folks who can't access technology leaders of these free federal programs fear that millions of americans could miss out on free tax help according to cnbc. Now there's one thing that could fix the headaches that usually come with taxes every year and help more americans keep more money in their pockets. And that's the us government choosing to make filing tax returns simple and free for most citizens. The government has the power to do this but according to a twenty nineteen investigation from propublica Certain company is making sure attempts to make free. Filing widely accessible are thwarted. What company would that be. You ask we'll that would be in to it. We jones turbo tax
Amazon faces spying claims over AI cameras in vans
"Amazon has started deploying. Ai powered netra dine cameras which are always on an automatically uploading footage so that amazon can monitor drivers out in the real world quoting cnbc. Amazon is to play the cameras in amazon branded. Cargo vans used by a handful of companies. That are part of its delivery service partner program which are largely responsible for last mile deliveries. The cameras could be rolled out to additional. Dsp's over time and amazon has already distributed an instructional video dsp informing them of how the cameras work. Dsp's are contracted. Delivery providers usually distinguishable by amazon branded cargo vans responsible for picking up packages from amazon delivery stations and dropping them off at doorsteps. The program launched in two thousand. Eighteen has allowed the company to quickly scale up. Its last mile delivery capabilities and compete with shipping partners such as ups and fedex amazon's dsp program has faced criticism for lax safety protocols in the past investigations by nbc news propublica and buzzfeed news identified safety issues and described poor working conditions at some. Dsp's based on interviews with drivers and former amazon employees. The cameras could help improve safety but privacy advocates and several. Dsp drivers said they're concerned about potential privacy offs. The drivers who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation from amazon described the cameras as unnerving big brother and a punishment system and
Why Black Officers Find Breach Of U.S. Capitol Particularly Upsetting
"To secure state capitals and president elect binds inauguration there. Also responding To racism and extremism within their ranks. And joining me now is walking SAPIEN, a reporter for Propublica. His recent story is no one took us seriously. Black cops warned about racist Capitol police officers for years. Just before the break, Joaquin SAPIEN. You were describing some of the horrific incidents and I'm wondering if you could now tell us how the department responded to allegations and complaints. Well, these lawsuits have been tied up in the courts for a really long time. The allegations in them are still unresolved and one of the main You know, folks is of frustration for the black officers were involved in taking a stand and in making their voices heard on these issues is that they felt Congress never really took them seriously. A number of them had met with the sergeant of arms. That number had met with key members of Congress. Uh, they help demonstrations outside of this building that they were sworn to protect. And so they've been doing the best they could draw attention to The racism that they endured day in and day out for many years and they're feeling is that it had been ignored that it was it was falling on deaf ears and one of the issues that many of them raised us. And our interviews was that They felt as though black officers were too often passed over for promotions and were unable to secure positions and leadership. And so some of the black officers that we talked to drew a direct line between The lack of officers in leadership and the response to the protests. You know they're feeling was that if there were more black officers at the higher ranks of the Capitol Police Department that things may have unfolded a little bit differently that the threat from some of the white supremacist groups who led the assault on the Capitol May have been taken more seriously. Had there been more diversity in in those higher ranks.
Congressional probe raises safety concerns about booster seats
"By CBS News and Propublica and now a congressional probe is raising serious concerns about the safety of some popular Children's car booster seats. I have to credit you folks with really shining a light on this issue. Their findings obtained by CBS News conclude booster seat makers endangered the lives of millions of American Children. And misled consumers about the safety of booster seats by failing to conduct appropriate side impact testing, deceiving consumers with false and misleading statements about their side impact testing protocols and unsafely recommending the Children under £40 and as light as £30 can use booster seats. The report also calls for the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general Tow launch consumer protection investigations And that
Congressional probe raises safety concerns about booster seats
"And Pope Propublica investigation is raising serious concerns about the safety of some popular Children's car booster seats. I have to credit you folks with really shining a light on this issue. Their findings obtained by CBS News conclude booster seat makers endangered the lives of millions of American Children. And misled consumers about the safety of booster seats by failing to conduct appropriate side impact testing, deceiving consumers with false and misleading statements about their side impact testing protocols and unsafely recommending the Children under £40 and as light as £30 can use booster seats. The report also calls for the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to launch consumer protection investigations that is CBS News Transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave.
Over 51 million Americans cast early election votes
"Day is november third but of course the election is already well underway with even more early voting than usual this year the elections project estimates that nearly fifty one million people had already voted as of friday morning about thirty five million by mail and fifteen million of them in person. Although states don't necessarily break that out in the way they do the reporting the voting process has also been legally and logistically chaotic this year as election agencies move too much more mail voting than usual and the political parties sue over the rules under which people vote. This has some voters worried. About how smoothly the voting process will go about how to make sure their votes are counted. So jessica who's been joins us to talk about that now. Just as a reporter at propublica covers voting rights and election administration. Hello jessica thinks much for having me absolutely. Thank you for joining us. So how is early voting going. We've all seen these pictures on. Social media of long lines at polling places. Is that typical. Is that a reflection of of this being a really problematic process. Is it just enthusiasm. Is that unusual. What's going on in usually expect to see long lines it. Just this is the way that american democracy functions for better or worse. There's there's no suggestion that this year the lines are markedly or different than they than they once were. And we're seeing a lot of unexpected enthusiasm and places And then what. We're also seeing that a lot of folks who requested a ballot by mail do end up voting in person and canceling that mail in ballot out at the polls which takes several minutes which slows some things down and we can kind of ponder about why people might be making that choice but But i think that election administrators are largely doing fine with the committee curve balls. They've been thrown this
Baltimore students grapple with distance learning
"Like other districts around the country, the city of Baltimore is weighing whether and how to return to school in person right now, most public school students here are attending classes virtually half of those. Come from low income families, and about fifteen percent have disabilities which add to the challenge of teaching and engaging students. Remotely Sonia Elisa's is the CEO of city public schools. I asked her how the district was fixed for technology going into the pandemic we have ratio of about one device for every four students what has rapidly changed. Over the past few months is we have. Purchased fifty five thousand devices so that we hand distribute those we've distributed probably close to forty, five to forty, eight of those. The other piece that's changed is we have far more technology in use with far more adult trained than we ever had prior to the pandemic more than half of Baltimore City public school students come from low income households. How has that added to the challenge given the the huge digital divide we have in our country you know we had probably close to twenty thousand families in Baltimore City that did not have. To broadband a lot of what we've also had to do frankly is is work with others in the community to leverage relationships and partnerships to make sure that the majority of our families would receive broadband. So everything from. Negotiating and frankly paying for some of the Internet access, we have about fifteen thousand hotspots that we have had to give out. But even when kids have the devices and the Internet connection at home, there are challenges I'm sure you saw the New Yorker Propublica story by Alec mcgillis profiling a child who was constantly searching for the right link to get into class because it was always changing and his access was. Available How's the district making sure kids like that don't fall through the cracks, his piece captured what happens after the ground level challenges of devices and Internet access or even addressed, and we've had parents through no fault of their own who even win they're calling our central lines for assistance aren't sure where the space bar is or in the case of the student that Alec profiled. If you don't know how to switch from one platform to another can be a real obstacle. It's one of the reasons why we needed to add more support through our hotline. Because it you know it takes longer if there's something new, we're really seeing what happens when we allow whole segments of our community to not have access to really what is an essential in twenty in the twenty first century. Do. You feel too much is being asked of schools to close that gap given the a lot of the reasons behind the digital divide our societal. So I think that that happens a great deal within public schools in our country and just the way that we approach and I've said this on a variety of cage of occasions. The way we approach policy and supports for families in this country is often very silo D- it's truncated in one area and it doesn't connect in another and so families are left really navigating the landscape on their own when really those of us. In. Service should be the ones navigating. We knew that the obstacles we faced in the spring, we're not going to be a sufficient enough excuse nor should it be for young people learning and so you do what you need to do. But that being said I do think it is a moment for reflection and pause that we are asking schools to be centers of feeding for families, centers of technology for families it really should. Very frankly, quite quite obviously a surface larger questions about what our family support policy is as a country overall with all the devices, you've had to purchase the internet connectivity. You've had to buy the training, how to do how much does all this cost. What we found was about a twenty one, million dollar gap between the resources we were able to garner from not just government, but our own repurposing of resources as well as. Some donations from the philanthropic community and in the case of Baltimore everyday citizens who donated everything from either full device or whatever financial contribution they wanted to make to the fund are really helped. Begin to bridge that that that divide however, we still found ourselves with about a twenty one, million dollar difference, which is why we began taking the financial. Measures that we did because what we knew was that between technology between our protective equipment cleaning supplies being able to make sure that families we heard loud and clear from our families that they wanted. Evidence that, we were going to be able to keep their students safe in any discussion about returning to school and even in the virtual environment. We knew that for that to be viable we would need to continue to help make sure that Internet was Availa ball and that again we were closing the divide on the devices.
The Shady World Of Call Center Work
"Many of America's best known companies figured out a way to cut customer service costs. They've been doing this for years they classify customer service workers as contractors and have them work from home Amanda Iran Chick of NPR's planet money reports on potentially illegal business model. When Yvonne. Quarter I heard about arise virtual solutions. She was trying to find a way to home school her kids arise Zane worked from home pioneer. It's been around since the late nineteen ninety S, and it offers the opportunity to get paid to customer service work from home to me. It just released sounded like it was fun in an easy way to make money maybe not quite so easy quarter had to. Pay For three months training clause she bought herself a headset computer installed a new phone and fax line. So for a few years there if you were to call up Disney dining, you're gonna get me outside little. Rock Arkansas right now, quarter didn't work for Disney dining and by the way, Disney did not respond to our requests for an interview and she didn't exactly work for arise either she was an independent contractor. So she wasn't entitled to things like paid sick days. There is one point I was so sick I had a hang up on one of my Disney guests I had to throw up they're like, well, you need to schedule time off and I'm like what? It makes no sense quarter isn't the only one wondering about all this Arianna Tobin is a propublica reporter whose team spent over a year investigating work from home call centers arise to hire agents are is only will contract with what they call an independent business. A lot of the time it's just one person arise shifts a lot of training and gear costs from a Disney. Onto the customer service Rep, what you hear them say is we quote unquote squeezed the wastage out of your employment costs arise told us in a written statement that they've built a platform where agents can choose when where, and how often they work. But Labor Lawyers Shannon Lewis reardon argues that's not quite true in reality she says, arise maintains a lot of control over these workers. The really more like employees than contractors they've been mis classified the misclassification. The umbrella issue here list weirded is like lawyer famous for fighting cases against UBER LIFT DOOR DASH and other GIG economy companies. She says misclassification is increasingly common and she's fought a series of these kinds of cases against a rise. She's not allowed to say exactly how many though because deep inside the contracts of the Asian sign it says, if you have a problem with the rise, you have to go through private arbitration. It's basically like a private court you go to a private decision. Maker not a regular judge. The whole thing is confidential. Basically, what happens in private court stays in private court arbitration as a very effective means of companies keeping their workers in the dark about their legal rights. So people like von Quarter had no idea that some of her fellow arise customer service agents had filed complaints against the company. I didn't know there were so many other people that were going through the same thing feeling the same thing and based on Propublica is reporting many of the WHO fought arise one their cases according to an American Bar Association report from earlier in the year, the use of mandatory private arbitration has been increasing dramatically over the past three decades Amanda Renchik NPR news.
How Climate Migration Will Reshape America
"Joining me in the studio is collateral producer off multiple twenty, four hours the urban Est.. Calendar. Will Not so much first of all, what's going on in our cities but the possibility that people might not want to leave them very much anymore. Yes. This is a story quite a long read on the New York Times how climate migration will reshape America this is my Abram looks Tarkhan who is a senior environment reporter for Propublica and he has for the past two years are so been. Investigating exactly how climate will impact cities and countries around the world. Now, we do have a tendency to when we think about that to think you know about rising sea levels to think about other places, not the US but if there's anything that this recent fire season has showed that America will very much be defined by this I. Mean we don't even have enough time on this show. To go through everything he writes but I would like to highlight a few things If I may one of them is just how much Americans don associate climate migration are something that might happen to them. Now does a few pointers here of why that might one of the ones I found. My most fascinating is because it is a very rich country and it does sort of thing. I think that's the commonality those rich and fortunate places. They think bad things happen to other people exactly and it's like if I have money I can solve it. But you know we the fact that you know a lot of the houses in Florida for example, in a few decades will be below sea level is something that people know already but for example, one of the things that he. Highlights. Here is how across the United States around one, hundred, sixty, two, million people. So that's nearly one in every two people will most likely experience a decline in the quality of life of their environment, the environment throughout their lifetime, which is quite insane and by twenty seventy, the analysis on this report suggests that you know if carbon emissions are not cuts after continuous extreme levels at least four million Americans could find themselves living at the French. So places that are con- considered to be outside the ideal for human life. He poses a really interesting question, which is what is the cost of actually resisting this new climate reality and especially in an election year when you have one side completely advocating for some change in another complete denying it seems like a question that is more pertinent than ever is a very fascinating and daunting investigation that he he spoke to four dozen experts from economists, people that work demography climate scientists even insurance executives to realize all of this and I encourage everyone to look at it might be scary but. We need to be aware of
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Trump criticizes a Texas border wall segment that is said to be eroding, claiming that it was constructed to make him 'look bad'
"Trump is criticizing a privately built border wall project in South Texas. As NPR's Joel Rose reports the stretch of wall near the Rio Grande shows signs of erosion a few months after being built. President Trump took to Twitter to complain that the privately built border wall was quote on Ly done to make me look bad, even though the wall was built after a month's long campaign by the president's supporters. A group calling itself we build. The wall raised more than $25 million after Congress refused to fund trumps demands for a border wall. The three mile section stands much closer to the Rio Grande than the government ordinarily places border barriers. Propublica and the Texas Tribune reported this week that erosion of the river Bank is threatening the wall's integrity. It was built by Fisher Industries, which has since one a border wall contract from the federal government worth more than a $1,000,000,000.
Mail ballot surge places Postal Service under spotlight
"Last year the United States postal service delivered one hundred forty three billion pieces of mail this year the postal service to deliver tens of millions of ballots due to health concerns around the crown of virus outbreak police that's the plan the states have shifted their primaries to using mail in ballots on a large scale for the first time the U. S. P. S. it's been struggling there been problems with delayed delivery of completed ballots and requested mail in ballots that never appear sometimes it's been a handful of ballots sometimes been hundreds the USPS faces a huge budget shortfall thousands of workers have tested poet positive for cover nineteen and the president has called the agency a quote joke joining me now to look at what's behind the recent problems and what they mean for the election in November is Ryan McCarthy's reporter and editor who covers elections at ProPublica Ryan welcome thanks for having me great to be here all right so I'm going to use the word unprecedented speed you seem a lot a lot but is it accurate when it comes to the number of mail in ballots that American voters will be casting this year totally accurate you know in twenty eighteen about a quarter of Americans orders castor ballots by mail this year based on estimates from election experts in some states up to fifty percent could vote by mail this year so half the state's roughly had go by mail rates last year of under ten percent did you think about that increased state and local election officials have to build these large really complicated logistics operations at a time when there's a pandemic at a time when they're under budget pressure on the state level and a time when the US postal service itself is under huge pressure and and budget pressure itself so I want to be clear about this president trump has said in a statement that has been debunked repeatedly that mail in ballots would be substantially fraudulent that's not we're rich you're reporting on it isn't about any kind of fraud real or made up what are the issues that you have the issue that you've been diving into sure so we spent several weeks looking at whether or not a cash strapped severely diminished US postal service which as you said it's become a political football on a target of president trump could rise to the challenge of delivering an unprecedented amount of mail in ballots this year tens of millions in in the picture that we got in part from the US postal service track record which was not totally promising did they think they know about the US postal service is that after years of plant closures and cutbacks it's really not living up to its own delivery goals particularly for first math class mail which is how most election ballots are sent it has not hit any of its goals for first class mail in five years and according to a recent inspector general report the US postal service delivered ninety five percent of election mail on time last year which presents actually pretty good but if you think of four to five or six percent of ballots being delayed international mail in election then you get considerable chaos and it is also worth noting that in some of the work lowest performing areas of the country for election Malin twenty eighteen including in swing states like Florida Ohio and stuff like that almost eighty four percent of election mail was delivered on time so that's a huge difference that actually could be proved pivotal and I think election officials and voters this there isn't a widespread acknowledgement that the US postal service has been struggling and may not be capable of performing to the level that most people simply because let's talk about Ohio since you mentioned Ohio specifically there were problems in Butler County during the primary on April twenty eighth what happened yes so in Butler County which it would actually have been affected by some of the plant closures I talk to you about eight two US postal service employees showed up in the office the local director elections there this was three days after the deadline to count ballots it really is a tray of three hundred and seventeen open ballots that were too late to be counted and essentially those ballots have been sitting in a U. S. postal service warehouse uncounted for two weeks in the context here is that Ohio's election was crashed some of the rules that once were set up by the state legislature went against the advice of election officials and voting rights advocates and there had been such bad delays in mail delivery that the secretary of state Republican warned voters and pushed not only for the US postal service to add staff to process balance but also to make sure that ballots all ballots from Ohio voters were processed at at Ohio mail facilities in northwestern Ohio in cities like Toledo because of this wave of plant closures mail within two to three day process and Detroit it turns out was hit by some really bad code related delays with malice like a lot of places around the country and so so the Butler County incident was reflective of what's been happening in in a handful of states if your primary where there is this sort of circle of blame between the US postal service and local election officials were kind of baffled why did their ballots are not getting to voters in in some cases it's because of poorly conceived election operations in cases it seems to be U. S. postal service there in some cases it seems to be a mixture of the two
The Mescalero Apache Tribe declares a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases start to emerge
"This is national news. I'm in Prenton Gonzales. The Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico declared a state of emergency Monday as tests confirm the first cases of covid nineteen on the reservation in New Mexico. At least four people tested positive for the disease. The tribe says it's waiting on the results of some six hundred other tests. Mescalero ordered lockdown businesses and public establishments for at least the next two weeks. The tribe is also closing tribal government offices to the public. The order puts restrictions on individuals movements and asks that one member of each household use Tuesdays and Thursdays for buying food and other essentials. The tribe is closing entrances to tribal land although the main highway through the reservation remains open. Mescalero president gave Aguilar told Q. E. T. V. The measures are away to protect the tribe. He says merely urging people to practice physical distancing failed to keep the virus from spreading an out of state. Seafood worker is the first person to test positive for coronavirus in the city of Valdez. Alaska officials say the infection was caught through. Routine. Testing Louisa. Castroville is Acting Infectious Disease Program Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and social services in video conference Monday. She said it's not clear yet. How the individual contract the virus it's individual came to Alaska from the lower forty-eight in late April and Co was quarantined. Onsite there for two weeks because as some demonic during that timeframe as well and there's been working on campus since then and has not left. It's not clear the source of the infection whether this was something that was picked up locally since the person had been there for a month or whether this is the test that we're seeing the positive result if it's picking up virus that might have been An infection in the distant past. And we're just seeing residual virus from that Castro deal says health officials are working to determine anyone who may have come in contact with the infected person. Alaska officials remain vigilant as the commercial fishing season is getting underway and thousands of people. Come from all over the world to work and processing facilities. The state has a little over four hundred positive cases of covid nineteen total as of the start of this week. The regional hospital in gnome close to the public. After an employee tested for the coronavirus. The Norton Sound Health Corporation expected employees to go back to work Tuesday after all of them are tested for the virus. Katie Oh news reports. The facilities were subjected to afford a extensive cleaning on Friday. The city manager issued an emergency order restricting travel into nome and mandating a two week quarantine for anyone traveling into the city from the outside. Some face masks sent to the Navajo nation through a company established by a former White House. Aide may be inadequate to properly protect those who wear them the news organization Propublica reports almost two hundred fifty thousand of the masks sent by a company headed by former White House. Deputy Chief of Staff Zach Pontus may not fit the guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration propublica reports. The total cost for the masks is around eight hundred thousand dollars. The report goes on to say that in another one hundred. Thirty thousand masks are not the kind specified in the procurement data. The News Organization Says Flint is secured. The three million dollar deal with the Indian health services. Eleven days after he formed the company the sell personal protective equipment. Ihs officials say the masks are unsuitable for medical use. The regional office is determining whether to return them flint told propublica his connections to the White House played no role in his company selection as a provider for IHS the Navajo nation has the highest per capita rate of corona virus infections in the nation with National Native News. I'm Mark Hughes.
Wheres the stop button??
"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and foss mood. Hey guys hey so. It's a lovely Tuesday afternoon. We're recording this earlier than normal. Actually know what day of the week it is. I keep track an end. You know we have to record the show earlier. Because Seth is turning into a GRANDPA and Sunday starting to starting to do woodworking and go to bed early trump would it becomes a teacher just random side story about shop teachers I actually didn't get take shop class in high school. We sort of had one. But I I did a drafting course. Instead which turned out to be very valuable and useful to me later in life and so I'm happy I did it We I was like the last year they did paper drafting with the square and know the arm moving around and doing all by answers really cool on and then learned cad later but separate from that My wife was telling a story last night as we were talking about some of these things and I bought more tools or power tools on having the crap turns out matters a lot but she's timing the story about how she did something in shop class when she was like in middle school and hers wasn't very good but her sister who's a year younger than her came back and it was really good in much straighter lines and this and that and I'm like oh she probably is that the right the right the fence and had it all working correctly. I don't think we had that was like how could you do that? You use a table. Solid data blade without a French. So now you just held it carefully. This that's Super Dangerous. Did have missing finger cystic wait. Why get another kids ever lost fingers in Class? And maybe maybe the shop teacher lost in a different way. I don't know but just from a visual perspective in the image. You're trying to project. I don't see how that's a good idea. Not One of my which teachers told us to tell us how he'd come in on weekends with dead dear to cut them up on the we're GonNa be completely topic here for the first couple of is a friend of mine who lives in the catskills apparently China some stories about their neighbor once the stupid APP Arnold next next next door next door chats or this or that in something. Apparently someone hit a deer inside. Hey you know. Put a message on the side of the road around here. Be careful driving over there and one of the responses was like you just left it there. You didn't do anything else. Which okay fine notified the authorities like you have to tell us family? Apparently like a serious response was like wait. What family someone has to go find the family of the dead deer and let it know that mom dad is dead. I thought I thought I thought you were going to say that. They had told him to go pick it up in. Us The media. It's actually. It's actually a thing you know. I was surprised that they didn't give in where they are and whatnot. But maybe it was. Hey here's where it is if anyone wants to go picking up and eat it. It's only been a couple of hours. Probably Maga's haven't gotten to it yet. I Dunno next door is an entertaining beast. I have not far in my life avoided getting into it and I'd like to keep about if you like to read just just completely nonsense cyncical stuff and crazy neighbors. It is definitely for you. I spent a decent amount of time in my life on twitter quotient. I need man all right. So let's dive into some stories here. the first one is a propublica a article about the. Tsa over a million in ninety five masks even the airports are basically emt and TSA staffing levels down And it really doesn't need one point. Three million in ninety five masks and so this was concerns were raised back in April and You know they were saying we should donate these and people said No. We're not GONNA donate them. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA keep them Very interesting are the. Tsa agents working at the customer facing roles wearing masks at all I think they are right at the PX. They are okay but like started masks. Not An five sir. I'm pretty sure they're surgical haven't seen in ninety five used as sort of a weird thing with just the whole and ninety five situation at those are the ones that are going to see. A product guarantee knows transmission By what you know when you ask the question like one is the goal of wearing the mask and how much of it are you trying to control? Obviously one hundred percent time for. Everyone doesn't work right because we don't have the supplies and so someone someone wanted. Today is gonNA open up a warehouse in fine wherever the government put like all the ones they hijacked from the states and from everybody else they're going to be stored somewhere but it is kind of weird and it's instead the says that CSS quietly stored many of them in a warehouse near DFW. We're paying for the warehouse space. Yeah so anyway. It's it's it was expected that this would this would last thirty days. That surplus would last thirty days for all of their security officers but did did not account for the decline in the number of officers needed lately so with air down like ninety five percent in the US. I would suspect it would last a lot longer. I would pose the question. They asked you change their staffing levels knowing them. Let's that's a good question I don't know here's the thing though forty days. That's only if you take. What are one point? Three million two hundred forty only thirty two thousand five hundred so that really don't have there's only thirty thousand thirty thousand. Tsa agents working working per day on for some number's higher. I don't know it seems low for sure and also only one master person per day. The lunch break. You gotta put it back on. The in theory is a really bad idea. Of course I've been wearing the same one for three months now so nothing. Maybe maybe some people out there who were flown have seen what the what the. Tsa agents are wearing. Just let us know. Because I mean I've only been once during all this and other than that have been getting updates on their twitter so next up so Cessna has a new plane. The Cessna Sky Career completed. Its first flight this week. New Clean Design Clean Sheet designed aircraft. Pretty Amazing thought it would never happening again. I will say it. Looks like a minivan of the sky. But it's supposed to be more many. It's supposed to be more like the Ford Transit to fifty or three fifty. Oh Yeah Yeah. That's exactly what it is East Sprinter van. Yeah somethings bolted onto top.
Coverage of Alaska policing, Kashmir crackdown win Pulitzers
"The twenty twenty Pulitzer prizes have been announced the anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series of reports that revealed a third of Alaska's villages had no police protection those reports which the Pulitzer board describes as riveting have spurred legislative changes an influx of spending on public safety in the state The New York Times won the investigative reporting prize for an expose on predatory lending in the New York City taxi industry and the international reporting award for what judges called in throwing stories reported at great risk about Russian president Vladimir Putin's government the Washington post's work on the environmental effects of extreme temperatures was recognized for explanatory reporting and the Associated Press when the feature photography price for images made during India's clamp down on cashmere on Ben Thomas
Coverage of Alaska policing, Kashmir crackdown win Pulitzers
"The Pulitzer judges described the anchorage Daily News and ProPublica reports is riveting and those reports have spurred legislative changes and an influx of public safety spending in Alaska The New York Times won the investigative reporting prize for an expose on predatory lending in the New York taxi industry and the international reporting award for what judges called in throwing stories reported at great risk about Russian president Vladimir Putin's government the Washington post's work on the environmental effects of extreme temperatures was recognized for explanatory reporting and the Associated Press when the feature photography price for images made during India's clamp down on cashmere on Ben Thomas
Sen. Richard Burr Faces Lawsuit Over Timing Of Stock Sale
"Water members of Congress going to do about stock trading by themselves. Revelations about Senator Richard. Burr raised this question. Our colleague Tim. Mack revealed that Senator Burr gave dire warnings about the pandemic to an exclusive group. A month ago that was a time when the president was downplaying the threat then propublica revealed that Burr also sold a lot of stock before the market crashed. Npr's Tim Mack still on this story. Tim Good Morning. Hey Good morning should lawmakers be trading in stocks at all well some lawmakers believe that they should be allowed to do that at all at lawmakers in the House of introduced what they call the band conflicted trading act. Now that's a bill. I championed by Jeff Merkley of Oregon in the Senate. It would prohibit lawmakers from trading individual stocks so along with Congressman Joanna Goose and Congresswoman Alexandria. Cossio Cortez Congressman Raja Krishna. More `they is one of the lead sponsors of the legislation. I think it's time that the public knows that their members of Congress are not profiteering. Off of you know information. They gained through their public service. It's not fair and it's not right. Democrats are the initial co-sponsors to the legislation but given the bipartisan outrage at Burr's actions they have some hope that Republicans will join them and to be clear this is telling lawmakers you can still have money. You can still try. A Mutual Fund Index Fund not individual stocks. Could PROFIT OFF OF INSIDE INFORMATION? Now this is not going to apply to Senator Booker if it becomes law. Because he's done what he's done but he's being sued isn't it? That's right Allan Allan Jacobsen of California was a shareholder in Wyndham hotels and resorts one of the stocks that bursts sold. And he's alleging that Senator Burr exploited information available to him as a senator for personal gain. Thomas O'Brien is lawyer representing Jacobson. And he said that they are trying to take the lead holding burr accountable. Back there. We're not waiting. For the Federal Government Regulatory Agencies. Were moving forward to remedy the wrong. With senator straight against are not I should note. I reset senator. Burs office for comment for the story but received no response Previously. He said that he relied only on public news stories to make his decision to dump stocks. He's also asked the Senate ethics committee to open an investigation into his own. Actions could face other scrutiny. Well the big question is whether the Justice Department and or the Securities and Exchange Commission will open up an investigation based on the facts. We already know in the public domain so to answer that I tried to ask around to people who had some experience in this manner. I spoke to Katie Goldstein. Who used to hold who used to lead these sorts of investigations in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York? When I first read the allegations the thought that crossed my mind was it seems likely to me that there will be a grand jury investigation of this conduct. The circumstances were such that. I thought it was likely that. Us Attorneys Office. Perhaps the southern district of New York would open an investigation. So that's her view and her estimation but to be clear there's no evidence to the actual investigation has started. I also reached out to the Justice Department and the SEC. And they had no comment so a couple of things going on people saying there. Oughta be a law and also maybe impressions about whether Burr broke an existing law. Tim thanks so
Senators sold off their stocks ahead of coronavirus economic crash, reports say
"Corrupt two Republican senators being blamed for selling off stocks ahead of the economic meltdown caused by the coronavirus ProPublica reports that north Carolina's Richard Burr who is the Senate intelligence committee chairman sold off stocks worth as much as one point seven million dollars in the weeks after being briefed about the magnitude of the corona virus threat as NBC news radio's mark Mayfield reporting senator Kelly lawful of George also reportedly dumped three million dollars worth of stock starting in late January those shares were owned jointly with lifeless husband who happens to be the chairman of the New York Stock
"propublica" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The market and we're getting an exclusive first look at ProPublica's investigation found that one manufacturer marketed its booster seats for children who experts worry maybe too small to be adequately protected in crashes Chris van cleave has been following all of this what parents need to know there's almost universal agreement that small kids are safest in a car seat in the back will be very clear about that but safety advocates would tell you keep your candy in the harness carseat until they grow out of it this one is for kids up to sixty five pounds then move them into a booster seat even though this says it's good for forty pounds and up the boosters lift the kids up so the seatbelt fits a bit like it would for an adult this was to see by the way says it's good for kids thirty pounds and up that crash test is something that the seat maker just doesn't want to see Jillian brown was a five year old in constant motion she was about to start kindergarten in two thousand sixteen when her world changed when her parents Jane Lindsay and the first thing I did was look back to to check on the girls Lindsay was driving her two daughters Chilean and Samantha to daycare when they were hit on the driver side near their Long Island home Gillian was hunched over I couldn't see her face I know that they took her out first they had her laid out on the trunk and they were doing CPR Julian was the furthest from the impact strapped into or even flow big kid booster seat while Samantha in a different car seat and Lindsay recovered from their injuries Gillian never will she was internally decapitated left paralyzed from the neck down a ventilator now keep her alive how has life changed from that date to today completely three days now he was note to care for her the Browns are now suing even flow but the company says her booster performed as designed in Julian's injuries were primarily due to the severity of the crash and or driver error her car seat meets or exceeds federal standards and was side impact crash tested but there's no federal standard for that test and videos of even flows crash tests obtained by pro publica show booster seats passing even though the child sized test dummy is tossed about like a rag doll I think the word that I use to describe them initially was horrific human beings just aren't built to survive in that amount of movement we should the videos to Dr Ben Hoffman a lead author of car seat recommendations for the American academy of pediatrics when you want your child to see to perform but that's now and there's no way I would want a child who I know or knew or loves to be put into a scenario like that a car seat with a harness fares better in the crash test the test dummy largely stays in place in the booster seat the dumbing slips out of the seat belts shoulder restraint during depositions obtained by pro publica evenflo employees explained the only way to fail the company's crash test is if the dummy falls completely out of the seat or of the seed itself breaks one saying we side impact test our seats but I don't think we say that we offer any type of side impact protection engineer Eric Dolly it knowledge is the movement seen in a crash test where they could lead to serious injuries see you can have a contact with something in the vehicle another occupant so injuries like as the injuries death serious injury serious injury for years the academy of pediatrics has recommended kids stay in a car seat with harness restraints for as long as possible and should not switch to.
"propublica" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The market and we're getting an exclusive first look at ProPublica's investigation found that one manufacturer marketed its booster seats for children who experts worry maybe too small to be adequately protected in crashes Chris van cleave has been following all of this what parents need to know there's almost universal agreement that small kids are safest in a car seat in the back will be very clear about that but safety advocates would tell you keep your candy in the harness carseat until they grow out of it this one is for kids up to sixty five pounds then move them into a booster seat even though this says it's good for forty pounds and up the boosters lift the kids up so the seatbelt fits a bit like it would for an adult this was to see by the way says it's good for kids thirty pounds and up that crash test is something that the seat maker just doesn't want to see Jillian brown was a five year old in constant motion she was about to start kindergarten in two thousand sixteen when her world changed I mean her parents Jane Lindsay and the first thing I did was look back to the check on the girls Lindsay was driving her two daughters Chilean and Samantha to daycare when they were hit on the driver side near their Long Island home Gillian was hunched over I couldn't see her face I know that they took her out first they had her laid out on the trunk and they were doing CPR Julian was the furthest from the impact strapped into or even flow big kid booster seat while Samantha in a different car seat and Lindsay recovered from their injuries Gillian never will she was internally decapitated left paralyzed from the neck down a ventilator now keep her alive how has life changed from that day to today completely three days now he was to care for the Browns are now suing even flow but the company says her booster performed as designed in Julian's injuries were primarily due to the severity of the crash and or driver error her car seat meets or exceeds federal standards and was side impact crash tested but there's no federal standard for that test and videos of even close crash tests obtained by pro publica show booster seats passing even though the child sized test dummy is tossed about like a rag doll I think the word that I use to describe them initially was horrific human beings just aren't built to survive that amount of movement we showed the video to Dr Ben Hoffman a lead author of car seat recommendations for the American academy of pediatrics when you want your child is sick that perform by pass now and there's no way I would want a child who I know or knew or loves to be put into a scenario like that a car seat with a harness fares better in the crash test the test dummy largely stays in place in the booster seat the dummy slips out of the seat belts shoulder restraint during depositions obtained by pro publica evenflo employees explained the only way to fail the company's crash test is if the dummy falls completely out of the seat or of the seed itself breaks one saying we side impact test our seats but I don't think we say that we offer any type of side impact protection engineer Eric Dolly it knowledge is the movement seen in a crash test where they could lead to serious injuries we need to have a contact or something in the vehicle another occupant so injuries like paralyzing injuries death serious injury serious injury for years the academy of pediatrics has recommended kids stay in a car seat with harness restraints for as long as possible and should not switch to a booster seat until.
"propublica" Discussed on KCRW
"Cory Neuland warns him. Don't spit the desma spits toward Newland and both corporal Newland and another officer Joshua Titus, grab LA desma push him backwards onto the floor. Molly still seated. His head strikes the floor and both officers jump on top of him and punch him in the face repeatedly. When did this happen? This happened on January twelve of this year. And how did this incident come to your attention, and how did the video come to your attention? The south bend Tribune was investigating disciplinary matters in the police department in partnership with propublica. There are not many disciplinary cases that have been brought forward to the city's civilian oversight board. But this was one of them. We noticed it from looking at minutes of the meetings of the civilian oversight board that in June the police chief Ed wind Bigler had brought forward written reprimands for two officers for a violation of the department's policy for use of necessary force. Also, this is a case where the police department did see an. Abuse and did discipline the officers. But then the question arises whether reprimands were enough for actually beating a suspect in handcuffs at the time. That's correct. There are also questions about how accurately the police chief described what had happened when he went before the civilian oversight board. What do you mean? Didn't he say that the police punched a suspect? No, he didn't the police chief described what had happened as these two officers having gone a little overboard. So you have this incident where there was a euphemism that essentially became an alleged cover-up of a beating and let's bring in Ken Armstrong of propublica. How does this fit in with the broader record of the Elkhart Indiana police department when you began looking into that? What we discovered is that under the current police chief disciplinary actions have plummeted in the ten years before the current police chief took office the prior police chiefs brought an average of twenty disciplinary actions a year to the civilian oversight board in the first year under the current police chief the number of disciplinary actions brought to the board was zero is it remotely possible that the number of disciplinary cases went down drastically because the police department behaved better, I think that video would argue otherwise this video shows a man who ultimately had to be carried away on a stretcher. Are there many cases that you found where someone was seriously hurt? This is certainly the only case that we've seen under the current chief where officers were disciplined over an allegation of excessive force. We don't know if there are more the mayor of Elkhart actually reached out to the Indiana state police to ask them to investigate his police department, the state police declined and said that that would be more appropriate for the US department of Justice. And Steve as we started looking at the department's history, we discovered that there were a disproportionate number of fatal shootings by police officers in Elkhart there were six people shot and killed by police officers in a five year period. If you compare that to New York City, the numbers are pretty extraordinary in those same five years, New York City had seven times the shootings with one hundred sixty times, the people know, so if I'm living in Elkhart, Indiana. Statistically, speaking on way, more likely to be shot by. A police officer than a New York. The numbers would say so yes. So the person who is willing to look into this at the moment is the mayor of Elkhart in this video that you published one of the four officers who's in the room is identified as the mayor's son. He's not one of the people who throws a punch, but he's there. How would you say the mayor has done under the pressure of your reporting in the story? Well, the mayor now said that he has suspended the police chief for thirty days without pay the two officers who actually through the punches are currently on administrative leave with pay pending the ongoing criminal case that has been filed against them. But the two other officers who were in the same room when the beating took place, including the mayor's son who is a sergeant on the police force to our knowledge have not been disciplined, you have described concerns about police abuse and the futility of finding anyone to investigate them. Theoretically, the police should investigate themselves. It's alleged that didn't happen here. It didn't happen seriously. But you say there was also this outside civilian review board, which is really normal is that outside review board completely powerless to investigate on its own. And is that normal across the country. It seems that the amount of questioning and investigating that these boards. Do is determined by what they would like to do in in. What also week found is that nationally it appears that the trend was civilian oversight is greater independence from the police department Elkhart in the last couple of years is gone the opposite direction. We've been listening to Christian shaq'll her of the south.
"propublica" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"And you don't see like you're starting to see a little bit of policy-making around that now that propublica Zeman doing this great reporting around it. But I think this kind of is part and parcel of how we think about there's a great quote on the propublica articles around this that you know, definitely ring true to my experience having a kid is that like women are often treated as kind of like the candy wrapper around this exciting new candy, the baby. And like once you have the baby, you're kind of just like tossed to the. Side. And I think a lot of that feels really true and how postnatal care is delivered. A lot of that feels really true when like how we set up like our leave and childcare policies where you know at the end of the daily, it's going to get figured out will usually be women who will do the figuring out of like how this infant is going to get cared for in the zero to three years. So I don't a lot of ways it feels in keeping with how you know our policy makers treat women at this particular stage in their life that you know, we're, we're not really focusing on like the health of this particular group of people in a lot of ways. And we've kind of accepted that really shameful that we've accepted the fact that we're women are dying in childbirth. And like that's just a fact of life in the United States. Now, I think all that's true and I think that is something that back when I was talking to people like, look all this has always been pushed aside as a woman's issue. So now that a woman is running for president, it won't be, and then it sort of was it's because Donald Trump distracted them or whatever. But I just think this is important. I think that for the Democratic Party, the amount of energy that goes into defending social security from both real and preceived attack compared to the amount of energy that goes into this set of issues is is out of proportion. The Republican party has a lot of the amount of energy goes into corporate tax cuts, as opposed to this issue is out of proportion, and I don't know a lot of the countries we've talked about here, are there not less patriarchal than America has been there? Not less misogynistic. I mean, some of them are right. Some of them have more of a culture of equality, but others don't. So I think this is a situation where you can imagine a pretty different constellation of political power and emphasis and prioritization, and it could break through and I one of the points that keep making it feels like in recent years, it has been trying to break through it and it just hasn't quite yet, like Donald Trump was sort of like a candidate who would have been very different on this. But then he wasn't because he's Donald Trump, like Donald Trump has his very fascinating quality of having looked like an ideologically coherent candidate from another country, but just like only sort of looking like that, like he's impulses are earned that he'd be like a good voter for that party in another country, like not actually the leader of the party. And here I think this is something that Democrats have been talking about for a long time, and you know, real question is whether or not they do it. I do sometimes think about this world in which we just like politics had not gone where it did in two thousand sixteen. It's just went in a more normal direction and some of these idiological fights or beginning to get figured out on both edges kept getting figured out as opposed to being like everybody gets thrown into this emergency where a lot of policy making just becomes talk about Donald Trump, like this is the kind of stuff that parties when they're out of power are supposed to be doing and figuring out in the background. But I don't really think the Democratic Party is because so much of its energy is thinking about Donald Trump and the threat he, he causes democracy and you know, what? Are they going to do about him? Mm, but everything of saying like, this should be different and it could be different. And you know, hopefully it will be we're actually supposed to do like a whole episode on this later, but there's like an unprecedented surge of women running for office..
"propublica" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Was this week was not an image at all it was a recording that propublica got from a whistle blower of sorts that they were leaked which was of these children crying that isn't in the that isn't in the government handout pictures and of course we're being the media in general are pushing for those things but that the most powerful thing that happened this week nicole has access always been a challenge whether it's with the border patrol or trying to to see what these studies are like has been a problem predating the trump administration it's always been difficult it we haven't seen it's how it is right now i mean access this week has been incredibly frustrating it wasn't until last night late last night that we finally got facts on a plan to reunify these families and children it wasn't too late last night that we learned how many children had actually been reunified we still don't know how many are going to which alters we're trying to track that down even on the ground are reporters were on the bridge between what is mexico el paso they were talking an officer was talking to some board across about asylum and he literally told our folks you can't report what i'm saying on public bridge you know to in a public space so it's not just what we're getting from the government is what we're getting on the ground as well is very frustrating and very disappointing giving the seriousness of this situation of connection between the access issues at the border and in washington it's worth noting there was only one white house press briefing this week even though there was a tremendous amount of news and many many questions the reporters wanted to ask there have been some conference calls with other government agencies but that symbolic briefing room where it's really important to have questions be asked and answered hopefully answered there's only one briefing this week norm how does the trump administration's access you know white house briefing levels how does it compare to what you've experienced in the past with previous administrations will two things going on with the trump administration one is just a larger example of the apprentice where there's constant turmoil and constant desire to remain the focus of attention and then there's the very real substance of government that's also going on in a very different way with this administration and so i think you really have to stories that you have to constantly be covering and there sometimes in opposition with each other earlier this week the only interview the president gave was with his friend mike huckabee also the father of press secretary sarah sanders and in the interview with huckabee the president said one of the most hateful things he has ever said about the media let's take a look at it if he doesn't make good on his commitment what is the us prepared to do well first of all we came to a wonderful agreement it's a shame that the fake news covers at the way they do it's honestly it's really it's almost treasonous you wanna know the truth norm would you have any reaction to that will this is the typical trump hyperbole and you just have to recognize that he says things that are more outrageous than anyone has ever said before and it's just part of a stick you don't get hurt your reporters in the it absolutely hurts his report hurts i reporters but a media is really president trump's cocaine he he cannot exist without it that's an interesting way to put it so as he saying that we're almost treasonous in our commentary he's saying he's a dicta to us at the same time absolutely if he didn't have us to rail against the have to fill up the airtime with something else something else we'll always attacking the media's also awfully cozy with certain outlets he likes to prove your point norm you at new reporting this week sarah about the national enquirer and about just how cozy.
"propublica" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"At seven thirty this morning shouting chance over megaphones and holding posters that read child snatcher and played audio clips of the children crying that propublica release released earlier this week what do you expect i mean what do you expect when you have the kind of amped up rhetoric were getting from the left i just i just wish democrats and liberals would be honest congresswoman jackie spire flat out lied on television when she was asked about the protesters who harassed and bullied and screamed and cursed her appears to nielsen out in the restaurant the other day listen to what congresswoman jackie spires that what happened there was probably spontaneous those weren't progressives those were just people who are what a what a lie first of all they were progressives they were socially what was the group the socialist the democrats socialists of america let the name of the group progressive conservatives was probably john berkshires yelling at her no it was actually literally progressives and it was literally not spontaneous somebody in the restaurant contacted the what's the group lance and had them come in and start shrieking at her and carrying on this is what we're fighting against this is what we're up against this is what we're facing and and rich lowry is right he's so correct when he says the true goal is to end border enforcement and one of the other big lies the pretense that the children being separated from their parents is a new thing that's that's driven by president trump's administration that is a lie and i'm so glad that brooke baldwin from cnn had the temerity to point that out to senator tammy baldwin democrat from wisconsin this week on cnn so many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages and the thermal blankets and the facilities housing these kids you know they were all there in two thousand fourteen under president obama and my question to you senator baldwin is did you speak up against them then on the on this issue that we get into a moment where we're making progress and then when it stalls we turn around i think we all need her such a ridiculous and bully me doesn't she doesn't ever answer that question and the look on her face was like is a cnn anchor actually pointing out the hypocrisy of pretending that this is a trump creation when we've seen all the video and pictures of children in cages under mylar blankets in twenty fourteen under barack obama's administration oh you're not a i'm on cnn i'm gonna i'm not on fox news she had a look on her face browse like my line from guys and dolls remember my look shanteau look on her face they wanna cooled off a musette mating time that's nicely nicely it fits who knew but a line from guys and dolls would fit go have all those all those lines in my mind for a long for a long time frank thanks for hanging in there awesome thank you frank did i just wanted to say i think it's completely outrageous that clip you played before with don lemon with a guy who was speaking of saying that he's referring to the dissension sony's as camps like you would have the public thing either concentration camps like it's insane how crazy the left side is in terms of what you know how they want to portray things like if if you're not educated or you don't listen to those the average person believe it it's crazy but you know frankly i keep wondering why don't people who are actual survivors of real concentration camps speak out why i wonder why when we're going to hear from somebody you know what i mean there's somebody who's an actual survivor we have people alive today who survived auschwitz who survived the nazi concentration camps they have been so blasphemed by this nazis calling people and again donny deutsch msnbc what has to happen now this can no longer be about who trump is has to be about who we are we're working towards november we can no longer say trump's the bad guy if you vote for trump you're the bad guy if you vote for trump ripping children from parents on the mistakes that we've made in the past is look at that guy over there look at that bad guy what the democrats have to do is make the next election referendum not who trump is what who you are what a despicable human being more coming up including a tribute to charles krauthammer by bret.
"propublica" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"To know what we're up against they don't want a border they don't want border security they say they do because they know the american people do but they're real all a goal is open borders by the way every i i saw report this morning on nbc and of course it was all bashing trump but at the end of it the reporter who was on the border said i have to say despite all the stuff about the crying kids in the propublica video audio of the crime babies i have to shea said the reporter whose name escapes me interviewed a lot of ranchers along the border and they said they're grateful that fish administration's trying to tackle something that's been a crisis for a long time and has gotten worse and i was grateful that the nbc reporter included that i mean he was you know make an attempt to be somewhat fair a bunch of people at the americans are demanding a fix to this and that's why america voted for this guy this is why he got elected and that's what the left can't reconcile and it's not just the left they're republicans to see these guys they are unhinged trump derangement syndrome we laugh about it we joke about it's very real people in my life who are so blinded by their hatred for this guy they are unable to be objective it's very personal it's very personal and i try to respect that and understand people that i love and my wife people i respect people friends of mine people colleagues i hear them they're just like antitrump hey come hey trump pay trump did he does bad bad criticism good look around at the economy soaring unemployment hey trump i hate trump i hate trump really sad i pitied these pray for these people i really do.
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"You have to know what we're up against they don't want a boarder they don't want border security they say they do because they know the american people do but they're real all goal is open borders by the way every i i saw report this morning on nbc and of course it was all bashing trump but at the end of it the reporter who was on the border shed now i have to say despite all the stuff about the crying kids in the propublica video audio of the crime babies i have to shave said the reporter whose name escapes me i interviewed a lot of ranchers along the border and they said they're grateful that this administration is trying to tackle something that's been a crisis for a long time and has gotten worse coal really and i was grateful that the nbc reporter included that i mean he was you know make an attempt to be somewhat fair a bunch of people the americans are demanding a fix to this and that's why america voted for this guy this is why he got elected and that's what the left can't reconcile and it's not just the left they're republicans to i mean i see these guys they are unhinged trump derangement syndrome we laugh about it we joke about it's very real got people in my life who just are so blinded by their hatred for this guy they are unable to be objective it's very personal it's very personal and i try to respect that understand it people that i love in my life people i respect people friends of mine people colleagues i hear them they're just like trumpet hatred hatred hey trump anything he does bat isn't he does that criticism hymns good good meanwhile look around at the economy soaring unemployment hey trump i hate trump i hate trump it's really sad i pitied and i pray for these people i really do.
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"Journals making mistake in admitting to it but of course it has a follow on fact because everybody who reads propublica i read it i believe it's usually pretty accurate i think that pretty good over there but here's where sources multiple sources three sources failed them horribly we even reported that it will be interesting to watch the confirmation hearings of gina hassle to as the first woman of the director of cia because she the way read kind of was everybody and then destroy the evidence it's kind of what it sounded like we thought what is it like that's what they told us now a correction to a story we aired wednesday this is npr gina hassle the woman president trump plans to nominate for director of the cia we spoke with a reporter for propublica who investigated hassles role and a secret cia prison where terrorism suspects were interrogated last night propublica retracted key details of that report to correct the record we spoke today with propublica editor and chief stephen engelberg any suggestion that she had a director personal involvement in the waterboard in the lobby obata which is quite an infamous thing in the history of intelligence waterboarded some eighty three times that would not be correct the chief of base turns out to have been a different person and so any suggestions she was directly in person involved in that is incorrect the propublica journalist raymond bonner based his incorrect account on three sources he believed were knowledgeable this week people who worked with hassle began to defend her including james mitchell a.
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"Director of the cia we spoke with a reporter for propublica who'd investigated hassles role at a secret cia prison where terrorism suspects were interrogated last night propublica retracted key details of that report to correct the record we spoke today with propublica is editor in chief stephen engelberg any suggestion that she had a director personal involvement in the waterboarding alaba zubeida which is quite an infamous thing in the history of intelligence you know who's waterboarding some eighty three times that would not be correct the chief of base turns out to have been a different person and so any suggestion that she was directly in person involving that is incorrect in fact gina hospital became chief of base at the prison in thailand after abu betas waterboarding propublica now reports that she was present for the interrogation of a different detainee who was waterboarded three times there are still questions about her role in the destruction of tapes showing abu betas waterboarding the propublica journalist raymond bonner based his incorrect account on three sources he believed were knowledgeable this week people who worked with hassle began to defend her including james mitchell a psychologist and cia contractor involved in the abu zubaydah interrogation some of the propublica reporting was based on his book enhanced interrogation today mitchell spoke to me about the retracted propublica report sang hassle mont abu zubaydah physical reaction to the interogations that's completely untrue i mean it's a hundred percent onto they mischaracterized the bent they miss a who i was referring to i know who i was writing about and i know the answer that that i was talking about and she wasn't involved in mitchell explain why on this occasion he felt the need to speak out of doing it in this particular case because they were using something that i wrote to smear a woman who is the best choice that this nation could have for that physician before the story was first published last february propublica asked the cia for comment and the agency responded that nearly every element of the story was inaccurate in whole or part but would not specify which elements here's engelberg of propublica that kind of.
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"Gated last night propublica retracted key details of that report to correct the record we spoke today with propublica is editor in chief stephen engelberg any suggestion that she had a director personal involvement in the waterboarding alaba beta which is quite an infamous thing in the history of intelligence who's waterboarding some eighty three times that would not be correct the chief of base turns out to have been a different person and so any suggestion that she was directly and personally involved in that is incorrect in fact gina hassle became chief of base at the prison in thailand after abu betas waterboarding propublica now reports that she was present for the interrogation of a different detainee who was waterboarded three times there are still questions about her role in the destruction of tapes showing abu betas waterboarding the propublica journalist raymond bonner based his incorrect account on three sources he believed were knowledgeable this week people who worked with hassle began to defend her including james mitchell a psychologist and cia contractor involved in the abu zubaydah interrogation some of the propublica reporting was based on his book enhanced interrogation today mitchell spoke to me about the retracted propublica report sang hassle mocked abu betas physical reaction to the interogations completely untrue i mean it's a hundred percent on they mischaracterize the event they mis attributed who i was referring to i know who i was writing about and i know the incident that i was wondering about and she wasn't involved in mitchell explained why on this occasion he felt the need to speak out i'm doing it in this particular case because they were using something that i wrote to smear a woman who is the best choice that this nation could have for that position before the story was first published last february propublica asked the cia for comment and the agency responded that nearly every element of the story was inaccurate in whole or part but would not specify which elements here's engelberg of propublica that kind of blanket statement is sometimes or indeed often delivered by people who are you know not being honest and what they're saying you know there's some very smaller or somewhere and they're saying well the story has area so you know we deny it and in this case what was going on was very different on they were trying to steer us away from a story there was incorrect i.
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"Slow doesn't really agree with the president on trade issues but i think what colo has said is once the decision is made he'll carry it out and so i it seems like that's what the president is looking for and now without these kind of people kind of trying to i guess hold back what he feels like his agenda we will see how things work out let's talk about the potential new cia director gina hassle the president announced that he intended to make ms hassle the new director if she's confirmed she would be the first woman to lead the agency there's been some reporting about her by propublica the nonprofit investigative news organization that's had to be walked back including the allegation that she mocked a prisoner who was being tortured story back in february from propublica claimed that miss hassle was in charge of this clandestine base while a suspected alqaeda leader was being tortured there propublica retracted this this outright it now says that she was in charge of that base after he was there she wasn't there contemporaneous with this suspect al qaeda leader so matt cooper what do we know for sure about gina hospitals background and what it might mean for her possible ascension to be director of the cia well she's a career officer at the cia she's worked her way up through the ranks been there more than thirty years so she has a lot of support within the agency and she has some support from past directors including democrats like leon panetta but this torture question is likely to dominate her hearings in the us senate and there i think she will face some tough questioning even if this propublica report has been walked back from what we can tell she seemed to be a supporter of the torture or enhanced arrogation that the cia engaged in after nine eleven and it's probab.
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"It as an open source news organization that's largely funded by george soros propublica has retracted its report that trump cia pick oversaw waterboarding of abu zubaydah in thailand in fact propublica now they've had the drawback they've had the issued a correction not only did she not oversee waterboarding or torture in thailand she wasn't even there the nonprofit journalism sites propublica posted a correction a report that jean hess bill oversaw the waterboarding of abu zubaydah it's been nominated by trump to take over the cia in place of pompeo propublica initially reported february twenty two thousand seventeen about thirteen months ago after she was nominated to be cia deputy director she oversaw the black site base in thailand we're still bida was waterboarded and it also said that she mocked and made fun of laughed at his suffering the new report from propublica says neither of these assertions is correct and we retract them it is now clear that she did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of zubaydah it ended one key mistake a misreading of a passage from cia contractor james mitchell's book which discussed the mockery of zubaydah and referred to the chief of base in thailand as both he and she they were reading a book and they assume from the book then it was gina hassle so they've withdrawn it they have corrected it go to google news and see if you can find this correction anywhere in the listing story you will not at least an hour ago if you google search jima has spell slash torture slash thailand you'll find the stories are all over the place from everybody that she was there that she administered the torture that she loved it that she mocked zubaydah in that she waterboarding de matey three times the propublica correction has not been inserted into the search results that you will get i'm google and this is standard operating procedure this is how it's done you initiates the lie you put the lie all over the world and if necessary you're retracted sometimes a day later two days later but whenever you do it nobody pays any attention to it do you know that on the golf course at the tournament on monday what year is this this is two thousand eighteen i moved to florida full time.
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"This is all things considered from npr news i'm sarah mccamman and i'm ari shapiro president trump's choice for director of the cia is in danger of not getting confirmed republican senator rand paul of kentucky announced today that he will vote no with regard to the nomination of gina hospital i am troubled by her participation in the black ops site in thailand and that was a secret prison where the cia interrogated detainees using techniques that were later banned by congress pulse headed a report by propublica saying gene hassle mocked a detainee who had been tortured accusing him of faking physical reactions when you read that sort of the joyful glee at someone who's being tortured i find it just amazing that anyone would consider having this woman at the head of the cia in a moment we'll hear from the propublica reporter who wrote the story senator paul cited he is the second republican to express concern about hassles involvement in the as black sites john mccain of arizona issued a statement yesterday calling the torture of detainees in us custody one of the darkest chapters in american history he said hassle needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement some background in the months after nine eleven the cia was under intense pressure to deliver intelligence about al qaeda in early two thousand to the cia thought they had a high value detainee in a man named abu zubaydah at the time he was thought to be the third highest ranking official in cuba a personal aide to osama bin laden this is where gina hospital comes into the story according to raymond bonner he wrote about hassles involvement in black sites for propublica last february critical here is that vaden is the poster boy he was a guinea pig abbas zubeida for home the quote unquote enhanced interrogation techniques were drafted the quote unquote departure program was drafted for abbas your bed at this black side in thailand where gina hospital was the seal or chief of base to get intelligence from abu zubeida the cia.
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"S k o l l dot org this is all things considered from npr news i'm sarah mccamman and i'm already shapiro president trump's choice for director of the cia is in danger of not getting confirmed republican senator rand paul of kentucky announced today that he will vote no with regard to the nomination of gina bell i am troubled by her participation in the black ops site in thailand and that was a secret prison where the cia interrogated detainees using techniques that were later banned by congress pulse headed a report by propublica saying gene hospital mocked a detainee who had been tortured accusing him of faking physical reactions when you read that sort of the joyful glee at someone who's being tortured i find it just amazing that anyone would consider having this woman at the head of the cia in a moment we'll hear from the propublica reporter who wrote the story senator paul cited he is the second republican to express concern about hassles involvement in the cis black sites john mccain of arizona anna issued a statement yesterday calling the torture of detainees in us custody one of the darkest chapters in american history he said ms hassle needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement some background in the months after nine eleven the cia was under intense pressure to deliver intelligence about al qaeda in early two thousand to the cia thought they had a high value detainee in a man named abu zubaydah at the time he was thought to be the third highest ranking official in al qaeda a personal aide to osama bin laden this is where gina hassle comes into the story according to raymond bonner he wrote about hassles involvement in black sites for propublica last february which critical here is that is the poster boy he was a guinea pig amazon beta for whom the quote unquote enhanced.
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"In podcast dot org and because you're here for a few minutes what the heck dear listeners let's up an open up the phones because who knows what kind of tip might flowed in right now or if you have any questions for our guest the three cohost of this new podcast from wnyc and propublica trump inc two one two four three three wnyc two one two four three three nine six nine two so andrea why should people care about this if they don't already hey donald trump for other reasons i mean people could ask who cares if a businessman's business keeps making money for the years ease he's in office as long as he's getting policy right well wave dear friend about this president from any president in modern history in we save go through this at length in the episode is how he has not divested and he has not put his assets in a blind trust and because this is a white house that discloses so little propublica has tried to get all kinds of records visitor records records from who is visiting the present in it mara lago the white house keeps rejecting these things so because there is such a lack of transparency it's impossible for us to be able to tell in whose interest is the president acting as he acting in the country's interest or as the acting in his company's interests and in fact there is a a clip of tape and the podcast where the president says country when he means company when he means to say country so there's a certain confusion in his own mind and that you know what either a freudian slip or a forbes flat though metro it so here's another little stretch from the podcast that's the moment way back just after the election when trump is in out saying how he'll separate himself from his businesses but between the two trump clips here you will hear the voice of walters schaub who was director of the us office of government ethics first trump.
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"This is a problem for us ac thompson from propublica yeah actually who that's wrong on the ground in charlottesville there were more races more white supremacist more neonazis on the ground and there were counterprotesters and the sad truth of the matter is they were better organized they were better prepared and they were more effective than the counterprotesters and i think that's good real prove and and the important blessing to take away from from the weekend diane do you think the press should not cover rallies like this or should put it like on the inside of the newspaper not in that when you had something like the wind since march well you've had thousands of people protesting against the in his inauguration i will say i did not realize the way that it has been portrayed in press i didn't realize that there were more counterprotesters i i did not know that because the way it's being for trade it's like equal and i thought that they were key he'll not peace then network an thanks dan thank you for your call i'm ilia merits in for brian lehrer today this is the brian lehrer show we're talking with ac thompson from propublica um and ac uh the article that you had uh the second to mysteries an article that you had was under the headline police stood by as mayhem mounted in charlotte it was really interested to read that instead of sort of inserting themselves between the rightwingers and did the antifascist crowd police generally were on the sidelines what exactly did you observe and do you think it was effective yeah i know what happening served bill with interesting and horrifying because he was actually very similar to what has happened in sacramento in berkeley california and other places where there have been these um farright rallies and there's been violence and the police rather than which used to see in the past where they would sort of form a line in separate the crew warring factions in all these cases they've sorted stood apart and let people brutalizing each other work hours work hours and uh there was a pretty amazing level of by legs going on and what you had you had a phalanx of police officer watching mayors and observing and not taking action i mean at one point i was there.