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Putin Says Russia Has Approved 'World First' COVID-19 Vaccine. but Questions Over Its Safety Remain
"Breaking overnight Russian president. Vladimir Putin said that the first Russian produce vaccine for COVID. Nineteen has received regulatory approval from the country's Health Ministry the vaccine was developed by Moscow's Galilea Institute. Putin. said. It forms stable immunity and passes all necessary safety checks putting also said, one of his daughters has actually received that vaccine Brian this news about Putin and this potential vaccine is huge but I think we do need to take it with a grain of salt. Well, trying to make sense of it, Becky, good, morning Wolf Becky as well. I mean trying to make sense of it. You have what you think are the markets sort of key points, right? Trillions of dollars in stimulus potential payroll tax cuts, all the market themes that we've all been talking about on CNBC all day long powering the markets higher seven days in a row you wake up at whatever four o'clock in the morning and Russia says, Oh, by the way, we have a working vaccine it's been approved by our own institute and I gave it to my daughter says Vladimir Putin so it is a huge developing story and I think. Guys it really whether or not you believe it or not, and there's GonNa be a lot of scientists that want to see the data. What is this vaccine? What is it based on? How many doses are available? How much does it cost as the world get it either way the market did move a little. We were up before the headlines crossed, but it did move a little on this news and I think Becky it does call into question. What happens on the day and whether that day is today or not the day the world gets a working vaccine. What happens? What do we do? Do we know? I, guess drink some vodka do we go out and street down the street I have no idea you know I might look here. Here's what I. Here's how I kind of look at this news just from what we've been hearing in the last several months from experts. There is a huge debate here in the United States taking place about whether these potential vaccine candidates should be fast-tracked even more and brought directly to the public before it. Goes through the extensive as one face to face three testing the phase three testing that you would normally see it's very high bar. They want to make sure that that not only is it safe for people to take. But also that there is efficacy remember last week we heard from the Dr Anthony. FAUCI that there's a a real risk that you are not going to see something that has ninety percent or north in terms of its effectiveness. The FDA is now looking at fifty percent as the floor. If they can get fifty percent effectiveness, they would think that that is great. Sixty, seventy, five percent even better. But you probably not talking about a vaccine where you have ninety three percent effectiveness with the measles shot. My guess is that the Russians have taken a candidate and fast forward it without doing a lot of those types of extensive studies that you're going to see on candidates vaccine candidates here in the united. States and there's a big debate about that. There are people here in the United States are pushing for us to do the very same thing but if you talk to. Some of the more cautious experts, some of the people who look at this they say, no, we do this for a reason it would be disastrous if you approved vaccine and then it turned out it either wasn't safe or that it didn't work very well but people would lose faith in vaccination programs. It's difficult enough to get people to accept vaccinations and do this, and there are more people here and the United States who are anti factors at this point who are raising questions about whether they'd even take it but there's a real reason that you go through these extensive steps and try to make these things positive now again. Totally, a guess, but I don't know how they would have had time to do all the testing that that we are making sure everyone of the vaccination candidates here in the United States has gone through and that's just the safety question Becky I mean look at the day we've got so far from all of the US in European trials. If you could put safety aside has any of them showed yet enough effectiveness in treating this forest enough antibodies antigens or whatever it is they're trying to create. I'm not sure where even quite there yet. Anyway on some of the data points and to that point whether it's a safety concern or. Effectiveness concerned with the Russian vaccine I doubt will get the daytime. You put the news on twitter whatever you WANNA call it and there's a group of people that just don't want to believe anything. They don't want any good news is that people are just bad I don't know why that is like Oh, well, it's not real or it's Russia must be faked maybe it is fake who knows there's a lot of candidates out there not just on the vaccine side but on the antibody side, the treatment cyber general and other things we could have real candidates by September by the way September is next month. Let me give you a few reasons to be optimistic. The are one the reproduction rate has held fairly steady. There are community spreads parts of America, but overall fairly steady. The question I've got is this we're starting to get some indications that Americans maybe closer to so-called hurt immunity than we think because t cell reproduction rates have seen higher in some communities ironically corona queens a few weeks ago or a month ago they found twenty five percent of the population had developed t-cells or anybody's and twenty five percent was not ill indicating that perhaps there is a greater capacity for amazing bodies to generate these t cells and these antibodies than we think in other. Words guys. There's a lot of terrible news out there and a lot of families are suffering but the market I think have looked at the fact that we had nine, hundred, sixty, eight, sixty, million people got avian flu, the Hong Kong flu and Nineteen Sixty eight off and fifty thousand or so Americans ended up dying from that about two hundred thousand in today's numbers no vaccine was ever created for that. You can debate whether or not. We have a vaccine it's still exist in some form. The point is I think the market is at least looked out a year and said life will hopefully be. Much, different and maybe much more normal than it is right now
Thousands still without power in New York City Region
"Is once again in the upper nineties. One week after the hurricane made landfall down south and made its way up the East coast quickly. Tens of thousands remain without power in the tri state area. The CG Long island reports about 39,000 customers still in the dark con ed. Still working to restore power to nearly 16,000 mostly in Westchester and Queens, Governor Cuomo joining electric customers blasting the utilities, power companies are awed. Notice your franchise can be revoked as they restore power to thousands in this city and the suburbs Governor Cuomo BLAST The response of two major providers, Con Edison and P. S, C and G are doing the worst. Jobs in terms of recovery, Cobo has or the Public Service Commission to investigate the power company's response to tropical Storm, Zaius said, or Todd Kaminsky says lawmakers have questions of their own. Our state legislature a week from today will be calling the heads of these utilities, including our phone utilities, which completely failed. And light but to the carpet to answer what happened and what is going to be done. So this doesn't happen again. Stewart service of Plant Him Heights believes the response is not much better than Superstorm. Sandy. This was a much shorter storm that they knew was coming, and they just seem to be unprepared. P s e G Long Island said the storm caused significant damage to the
Interview With Candace Queen
"I'm talking with candace Queen, a multidisciplinary designer and the creator of Tabernacle Studio in Beaumont Texas. Let's start the show. Right. So tell us who you are what you do. Hi, my name's candace Queen and I'm a multidisciplinary visual creative, Amran, a creative studio in Beaumont Texas called. Tabernacle. And I've worked to use design and creativity to build equity and black communities in under service communities as well. Now, one thing I've been asking everyone over the past few months as I've been recording the show is. How are you holding up during this pandemic? I'm actually really thriving initially, I would say, I was very afraid, just personal level. I have several health issues and so knowing how all the different things that were coming about with Covid, and then of course, on the business side, I, initially focused on events when I started my studio and so having all the Vance Gate canceled. It really just put me in a a minor state of panic state of panic. Myself, and once I got over that Hump in really started like absorbing all itchy last conversations with influencers in an people, I really respected and admired. It really served as a source of motivation, and then going from there started to strategize how would I come out on the other side of this a whole lot stronger in. So I'm really comfortable and proud of the pivot that I'm making right now. I'm really thankful for the extra time. I've been able to spend with my family whether. You know zoom cost because right now, the only person could actually see me a person as my sister. It's taken a turn that I didn't know unneeded. It's. Helped me in a long run? That's really good. That's good to hear that you've been kind of thriving during the time I know that I think a lot of people were really kind of panicked at first because we didn't know. How? Serious this was going to be you know things were getting locked down and different states have different levels of kind of government, some sort of government. Mandate about whether. You should stay shelter in place or anything like that. But I can see especially like for entrepreneurs, and like you said, you were initially focusing on events like kind of that. The best time of the events during a time where we're not supposed to be getting together. So it's good that you are able to make that pivot. Yeah. In Texas. So it is definitely a challenge because we tended, we tend to be the more lax in terms of addressing everything in neuro. It's starting to catch up with US holistically, but thankfully. Hermit creative lands alive is virtual. So that's been a big help and I'm also thankful that actually made a move to a small town before all this happened because it's actually made it a bit easier to navigate to think in Chicago before I. Think I've been stuck in Chicago Far Away from my family by myself, it would have been a whole nother story. Yeah I'm in Georgia right now, and certainly I, know about the lax treatment I, think we had maybe about maybe three three and a half weeks of shelter in place in like now, they've lay reopened things at the end of April and now, of course, cases of already kind of steadily been going up but. Yeah I. Know What you mean with that. What made you decide to strike out on your own and start Tabernacle. So, when I initially came to the AD industry wasn't magma plan, it wasn't. You know something strategically it out to do I became interested in designing and just exploring creativity like way back in my space aids and I grew up in oil and gas town. So that was the expectation was egos engineering medicine legal or maybe a teacher, but never you know was encouraged to pursue anything creative indefinitely, not advertising. I also grew up in a very conservative tenneco hostile household. So we actually didn't have a TV. See commercials unless I was like at a family member's house celebrity didn't know anything about advertising. But once I got to college I realize medical elective in advertising and I realized I really want to pursue that and as I begin studied I, didn't see many black people and our curriculums, and so I started to research a lot Abou-. You know historical black figures advertising one person who really inspired. Inspired, me was Carolyn Jones and she started several agencies on her own in from there Mago became GonNa, get an advertising, get jobs agency, learn the ropes, and then create my own,
60 violations issued to New York bars, restaurants over the weekend
"Bad news. Some neighborhood bars and restaurants are in danger of losing their liquor licenses in New York because Mohr of them because the state liquor Authority and state Police task force caught 60 of them violating social distancing rules Friday and Saturday issued 26 violations yesterday for bars and restaurants that were violating the rules. One in the Bronx, too, in Brooklyn's drive in Manhattan, 16 in Queens. To a national Come on Queens. We need the NYPD. To step up and help in New York City Governor Cuomo in this conference call yesterday with reporters, saying local governments also have to step in on that front and press the bars and restaurants to keep to the social distancing
Interview With Phillip Picardi
"So I, always folks introduce themselves We went yourself. Sure. My name is Philip Cardi I am a journalist. I was formerly the Editor in Chief of out magazine also that you've content officer of Teen Vogue and better now, I would more call myself the host of an holier than thou which is a new podcast from crooked media more accurately I am a work in progress. Yeah. You know I feel. So we don't know each other but I have been watching your. Rise or move further visibility over the last couple of years and It's just very impressive what you have been up to First of all, just as a stranger sometimes I I don't know sometimes in my own experience with work I don't know. If how things seem from the outside, but it seems that you're really Finding, some space for yourself how does it feel to you? That's a great question and first of all, thank you. I mean I feel similarly about you. It has been really nice to watch and observe, and also just hear people talk about you and speak. So highly of you. So I hope that you carry those folks with you when when you're conducting yourself because it's a, it's a really wonderful thing. Always to hear good things about good people. Guys that basically makes me burst into tears put. You know what? It's an interesting time. Of Reflection for me for sure and certainly, let you mentioned my moves towards visibility You know in a previous version of the life that I'm leading I was very hungry for visibility. I was very hungry for success and I was working in a corporation called Canasta Publishing House that valued people who were very hungry for those things. And Ultimately Cameron you know if I'm being really freak Franken I and I did I have written just a bit about this for it in different places but that search and that desire for success ultimately left me feeling quite empty-handed and empty inside really, and so this part of of my journey you know unemployment I was laid off in December from out magazine after the company faced a series of financial difficulties and rather Let's call them interesting business practices and an interesting ownership structure. And I realized that getting let go was the best thing that ever happened to me and so I have kind of been living that this portion of my life for the past seven months or so it has been earmarked by a move to los. Angeles, in the midst of a global pandemic. my fiance sorry. is a an emergency medicine doctor. So he flattened the curve out New York. He was working in Queens buttoning the curve. Wow. He helped to flat curve in New York and then we arrived in l. a. and then a week after we settled here it was basically announced that we would have to be going through some very similar measures all over again, that case rates were rising that hospital occupancy was nearing its like its peak. In. So yes. So it's definitely just been an interesting world wind of a of a year but a good time I think to be at home thinking about stuff just like you know that Kylie Jenner quote this is just like the year of realizing stuff so. Kind of where I am. I mean, I'm glad that that's how it feels to you that it's a good year of realizing stuff I for myself Actually no I have I have had a lot of space and expansion. This is the longest I have been. Not Performing for live audience. In. Pretty for this number. Twenty years. It's also the longest I have spent in a single place in at least ten. and so. I feel like I'm having like this sort of restlessness anxiety and. Of. Realize how much the constantly interacting with people through live performance affected how much I feel connected to the world but like social media does not make me feel connected to the world. Turns out. Even. Though it's like how I even though that's how I. Feel. I. Know a little bit about you. It doesn't make me if sometimes can make me feel connected to individuals but does not make me feel in the middle of a community. He's like what I'm really missing is the feeling of community because I think I can see what individuals are saying about like. Taylor swift's new album or the black lives matter movement or literally any topic but I can't i. don't feel like I can get myself in the middle of the pack. As really affecting me emotionally yeah. I mean I deeply relate to that. It is really hard to be isolated and it also made me realize how much I was craving. Platonic intimacy I. I lived through this pandemic with the partner. Obviously, he was working, but we got a lot closer and more honest with each other. Then really we ever have before in a way if really strengthened our our relationship and our bond and I'm grateful for that similarly though I spend three hours a day on the phone with my friends and. I didn't talk to my friends that much before the pandemic kit, but this need and this constant desire to be interacting with people and for closeness. I don't know I feel like that has been an important symbol to me of what I want my life and my networks to look like after after hopefully, we get to to resume being with people and being in community.
Thousands Of Con Ed Customers Still Don't Have Power In New York—With More Than Half In Queens
"All has been a great weekend for a whole lot of New Yorkers and others all around the tristate. Still without any lights or a C following Tropical Storm s a E s. It's been five days now since the storm, but power crews have been struggling to get hundreds of thousands of outages restored in the five boroughs. Over 37,000 customers still have no electricity. Con Ed president Tim Kali says the end is in sight. We continue to track toward restoring all of those New York City customers impacted by Tuesday Storm by 11 PM tonight and in Westchester County. It's 11 PM tomorrow night, and each of those cases there could be real small, scattered outages that we continue to work into the next day. We have a small army that is doing this work and Really? It's because we want to move the restoration along as quickly as we can. Queens was especially hard hit because of tree damage, he says, and 7700 outages remaining Queens right now, Westchester Hard hit is well, with about 25,000 customers still without power. Khanna distributed dry eyes this afternoon and has mobile information center set up in Armonk and Yonkers. But people like Molly and Thorne would tell 10 10 wins. Their patients is done. I'm very angry. Actually, Yesterday was the first time our street was cleared. It's been Down power lines down tree lines. It's just, you know, it's been terrible. No one's been clearing anything. Some neighbors in Westchester report having no Internet TV, landline and our cell phone service, either since the storm, it's been a difficult week is well in Connecticut, where every source still has over 119,000 customers without power. They say crews have been coming from this far from this far away as Canada to help with restoration in New Jersey, About 17,000 outages remain.
Tropical Storm Isaias leaves over 90k without power in New York
"Hundreds of thousands still don't have electricity, Conrad says. They've turned the power back on for about 270,000 customers, but they've got a lot more to go. Just between the city and Westchester alone. We're looking at almost 90,002 people who still are without power. The hardest hit burrows, Queens. That's where 10 10 wins reporter Carol D'Auria fountain. Quite frustrated New Yorkers, One of the neighborhoods that still has no electricity is 92nd Avenue in 219th Street in Queens Queens Village. Village. One. One. Alvarez Alvarez is is all all the the food food and and his his two two refrigerators refrigerators went went bad, bad, so so they've they've been been eating eating take take out out food. food. The The problem problem is is a a huge huge tree tree that that was was filled filled by by the the hurricane hurricane last last Tuesday because of this one. Specifically, the tree knocked down one of the main poles. So that's why night on electricity for a lot of a lot of the neighborhood. What? Yeah, they have to rebuild the actual, the whole electric unit. Hopefully, by Sunday, it will be fixed The anchor as well. The commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management says Queen seems to have taken the brunt of the storm and especially hit Flushing. They sign Historia and Woodhaven. We're working as quickly as we can. Our priority is really to focus on those life threatening. Conditions were trees again are on houses, power lines and in streets. I mean, we're clearing those everyday. They're very time consuming removal because of the safety concerns, helping Oh am clear. The trees are crews from the sanitation department. Carol D'Auria Tantan winds in
Power outages hit parts of Manhattan
"There was a power failure in parts of Manhattan this morning, but you may have slept right through it. The power went out around 5 15 in Harlem and on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. It was restored in less than an hour. Con Ed blames its transmission system. And then there were also having outages in Queens in the Middle Village area. That is still the problem to go along with all the outages from Tropical storm is Sai Ius earlier this
Upper Manhattan New York Goes Dark Overnight; Con Ed Says Outage Unrelated To Storm
"Over to contents is three networks were hit by the Manhattan blackout that lasted almost 1/2 an hour from the upper west of the Upper East Side in Harlem. The vague explanation is that a problem in the transmission system is to blame for those three networks going down, and they were new outages in Queens this morning, including around middle Village that they're still
Massive power outage hits Manhattan, New York
"Outage Now Being reported by Con Edison following this morning's huge outage in Upper Manhattan. Now the second outages in the Middle Village Loop section of Queens, affecting approximately 5100 customers. Now some type of sonic boom was reported being heard, resulting in a huge power outage in Upper Manhattan. This happened about 5:15 a.m. That 25 minute outage affecting the upper West Side. The Obree side in Harlem power did come back after about 25 minutes, however. There continue to be major transit disruptions and also red lights out as well. Now, Con Edison has not yet pinpointed the cause of these outages, but they are investigating a problem in their transmission system.
After The Mississippi Raids
"When It's a Monday in February of twenty twenty. Which means it's a couple of weeks before the coronavirus outbreak is going to bring the nation to a halt. But right now, we are deep inside the state of Mississippi near the town of Carthage and we've come here to meet a group of Watermelon immigrants who have just finished up an English class Sulak here righty don't they win cash. Not, what I Wreck attack Karl and linguists call. By the time we got their class had just been dismissed but people were mingling outside surrounded by plane single storey buildings. We approach to women and I can hear that they're speaking mum Oakton skomer when. On those. It's a centuries old Mayan language. and. So it's pretty surreal to be hearing it right here in the heart of Mississippi. Oh. Three. D.. Understand it all one of the women for the guy has her daughter with her for that. He is not her real name by the way she has a case pending with immigration. Her daughter has a long black ponytail and she's curious but also a little shy and I'm immediately impressed by her talent. She's trilingual. You wait a second year you're like a queen here. So how old are you to the twelve? Yeah. So you speak and speak. English you speak English, you speak Spanish and man and mom. FIDGETY and her daughter came to Mississippi from what the mullahs they're undocumented and they're not the only ones over the past twenty years. The undocumented immigrant population in the state of Mississippi has doubled. So what do you think about Mississippi? You'd like it here. Yes, you do. Because I lacked in school. Your mom does she work in the chicken? No Chill Howard. Has something faith. Ono. Can you show me in? Oh my goodness. My goodness. So she's wearing an ankle shackle. This is the kind of ankle shackle that immigration authorities us to keep track of immigrants once they're released from detention, and while they wait for their court date, it is a plastic ankle shackle and it is. Resting on her foot right now, and it's leaving a permanent bruise indentation. It's Black Infinity Gus case her troubles started when she went to one of the areas chicken processing plants looking for a job. Just as thousands of undocumented workers have done in the last decade, there are a number of major plants around here in small towns such as Morton Forest Carthage, and Canton, which are not too far from the capital of Mississippi. Jackson he'll Fiat Stilo. In Seattle, they are. Your. Stomach, I-I Gumbel throw. Is the whole hold on a second? Are you telling me that you saw your mom went to look for work? At. The chicken? Plant. and. She just happened to be there on the day. When the Raid Happen Is that what happened? August seventh twenty nineteen the day of the largest single state immigration raid in US history. Ice Agents on foot and helicopters descended onto several poultry plants in small towns throughout the region. The arrested hundreds of undocumented workers for the Cup happened to be there on that day looking for work but she was arrested to see if we is the Style. Why? those day. You didn't even work there was did not need neither our how. No fifty gut was released by immigration authorities like many others on the day of the raid. because. She told them she's a single mother several months later though she got into a car accident. And that accident landed her in the hands of immigration authorities again. She believes the local police may have been targeting her because they knew that she had been released on the day of the raids on the. Committee who Senora about the net. Panella For Casino. Lago immigration agents told her that in order to be released and be reunited with her daughter. She'd have to wear an ankle shackle see. Okay. You'll get NYDIA utterly circle me. Okay. Alone only just our Camille. SIP on three stairways CEO. Bob. Nothing. The muscle at the moment is. that. He goes daughter fears that one day her mother could be deported and Teen Day immigrants. She will backing in were model and what about you? Angry alone. You're going to stay here alone. Is that what you want? You want to go back to what the? On Wednesday here with my mom.
Teenagers Surfing on the Wave of the Apocalypse
"I've been approached about the student teacher story before by people who always seem to have this moralistic agenda to tell this cautionary tale of young people who are in over their heads or taken advantage of with too much freedom and sex and drugs, and rock and roll. And I definitely want to be clear with you that I actually believe that artistic exploration and that. Freedom is worth a certain amount of existential risk and I'd rather live next door to junkies than millionaires any day. And I'm endlessly grateful. That we came of age in a place time like that. And welcome to another edition of the shape of things to come. I'm bill floor and I'm Dean Miller and our guest this week artist student teachers. Start off where everything starts off with. Let's introduce ourselves. Then Dan My teachers. Yeah. Go ahead. Base I was more comfortable from the time. I was little kid with what were considered freaks than I like drag Queens I like boys, hugh tweets, their eyebrows I wanted them to put my makeup on J. I Sing I mean going to a dead boys concert with you're sitting in the front row at CBGB's and stiff baiters. Ripping out his pubic hair throwing at you. That's disgusting. But it was amazing. On wore I play drums as teenagers. We were filming gigs for the mumps we were helping the erasers build up their sets for their shows and we've been very involved and so there was kind of this organic thing that came together. You know maybe we should maybe we can do that. You know I mean maybe we can do that. By Play Guitar. Let's say you had. School. In one hand and. Being in a band and hanging out with blondie. David Bowie and the other hand and it was impossible to do both things. Boy Do you think would happen. There'd be less school-going. Joe I buy another talk. I wanted to be a rock and roller I play guitar, and I just wanted to make wild noise. Or. Unveil. muschamp coffee you would see warhol walking around with his polaroid and handing out copies into you magazine. So this is what I thought. Every teenager did it didn't occur to me that. What an unusual environment this what? We're here sort of to talk a little bit about the band place music and give people a chance to find out what the student teachers are really because I think a lot of people in New York even though I know most of the people in the band from the New York area don't know that much about student teachers. Any. Seems to be a mystery to herself and everyone. While sometimes, that's effective. I don't know. Imagine this group of teenagers in the late seventies in new. York. City. Most of them are still in high school, a couple of recently graduated. They're obsessed with bands like television and Patti Smith the Ramones Roxy Music. Most of them come from fractured family lives and find community in the club scene. But get this in the span of six months they go from not knowing how to play instruments to headlining their favorite clubs. Then opening IGGY pop getting interviewed I'm GonNa have their favorite radio stations eighty nine point one W Nyu. How do they make that happen? This Ragtag Group of best friends lived and breathed the scene. They spent all their time together by records running fan clubs. Reading. Rock magazines. They'd go to shows together and off often get mistaken for being in a band so. One day in bills living room they decide. Why not? Let's form one. Just. kind of said that everybody everybody's all play drums and I'll play guitar. Okay. You play Bass and I said, okay. Then lawyer said well, I don't know if my voice will be good enough because she was gonNA sing. So maybe you should be from female rhythm section and then we We all hated. Wouldn't bands felt like sports teams. And with David I both being gay and Philip, and then later Joe being straight boys and then, Lauren? Laurean. Laura being the female rhythm section we really love what we did visually. I think it's more important than we have a concept an idea. I A music. Actual technical ability because we knew our instruments well enough to be able to contain the idea to an extent. But you guys can make it. I mean you think you're gonNA make it after the All of us into. Your knew we weren't musicians and none of us cared but we cared about is that we were gonNA have a blast. We were going to be cool. We were GONNA be the coolest kids and we weren't going to imitate anyway.
Chip and Joanna Gaines reveal 'Fixer Upper' is coming back
"Well, the King and Queen of home renovation will soon be returning to our living rooms. What did you do? Chip signed us up for another season. Fixer upper. Serious? Yes, answered office phone like he told me Never to date. Are you ready to see the new fixer upper chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to the show as they build their new network. Siri's made the couple do it yourself celebrities during its five seasons on HDTV. You run a fixer upper will be part of Magnolia Network, a joint venture between the gains and discovery ink that will replace the D I y network when it debuts next year,
Tropical Storm Isaias: Damage widespread, power outages reported across Long Island, New York
"A lot left to clean up like gone Long Island, not far from Huntington Village, near Park Avenue in Greenlawn Roads, trees fell into a a house, house, a a car car branches branches made made it it like like a a twisting twisting maze. maze. Other Other streets streets were were not not passable passable because because tree tree after after tree tree blocked blocked the the roadway. roadway. Until Until residents residents did this and cut the trees into pieces, removing them and in Huntington Station, I met this man who had a tree fall on top of his pickup truck always was driving and I hear the cracking noise. And the windshield just cracks and I just feel something in my hands. I just crouch and get under the sea and The car slow moving on, dragging the tree and then I jump out the window because I don't know. What else is going on? He showed me a small scratch on his arm. His injuries could have been much worse. Another issue. Streetlights are out Good Samaritans across the area, got out of their homes and their cars and started directing traffic. Sophia Hall, WCBS news Radio 8 80 the peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean meets Queens. For once. Most of the damage here in the Rockaways isn't from flooding. But from the wind at some point so strong you could barely stay on your feet. Was enough to knock several trees down in the area. I didn't think it was even that much rain started with with the the rain, rain, and and then then the the wind wind came came and and then then I I mean, mean, that's that's a a pretty pretty big big tree. tree. Denise Denise is is pointing pointing down down the the street street to to a a car car crushed crushed under under the the weight weight of of several several branches branches little little reminiscent reminiscent of of Sandy, Sandy, I I would would have have to to say, say, because because we lived here during Sandy, just get nervous about things like that. Pulling down people getting injured. That car belongs to this man who didn't want to give his name but tells me he watched it all happened to trees and two hours apart. Three different directions of the wind down and hit the car, a block away neighbors or getting to work sawing a tree that had fallen on some power lines and is now leaning on a house fire department quickly arrived to clear clear the the branches branches off off the the wires. wires.
Royal Family Wishes Meghan Markle A Happy Birthday
"Rift isn't getting in the way of etiquette for the Windsors. An explanation from CBS News correspondent Deborah Rodriguez. She may be a continent away in L. A. But members of the royal family haven't forgotten about Meghan Markle is birthday. They're wishing Prince Harry's wife, a Happy day on the Buckingham Palace Twitter account. The Post includes a 2018 picture of Meghan with Queen Elizabeth Harry's father, Prince Charles and his brother, Prince William, have also sent online messages. Meghan turns 39. Today, she Harry and there one year old son Archie, now live in Los Angeles.
Election Officials Declare Winners in Two New York Democratic Primaries After Federal Judge Finds Voters Disenfranchised
"Of Election certified the results of the June 23rd primary earlier today. It comes one day after a federal judge issued an order directing board of elections across the state. To re examine their absentee ballot totals to consider votes tossed out for missing a postmark as long as they were received by June 25th. It's just the latest twist in New York's pandemic primary, which saw a tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots, compared to 2016. Joining us now W. N Y City Hall and politics reporter Bridget Bergen Ridge it let's start with what happened today. The Board of Election certified the results of a primary that took place six weeks ago. That means they finished counting. But why did it take so long? Jamie, You said it right there that we saw that tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots. People really were taking advantage of this expanded absentee ballot system that Governor Cuomo Did through executive order because of the pandemic, and then the counting process associated with it was very methodical. You know. Absentee ballots can be rejected for a lot of reasons. Missing signatures were among the biggest issues, but Another issue. We first reported here at WNYC and Gothamist was related to ballots invalidated for missing postmarks. Two candidates and 14 voters sued the state Board of Elections and Governor Cuomo, arguing that voters were being disenfranchised through no fault of their own due to missing postmarks. Absentee ballots needed to be postmarked by June 23rd and arrive at the board of Elections by June 30th to count and there was a big decision in that case late last night. Give us a quick overview of that lawsuit. Last week, there was a two day evidentiary hearing where witnesses testified about how the Board of elections handled this flood of absentee ballots and how the United States Post office process them. Some of what we learned was pretty shocking. Like the fact that the Board of elections dropped off more than 34,000 ballots to the post office to mail to voters the day before the primary. That meant voters would need to get that ballot in the mail on June 23rd rushed to a post office box before five if they had any chance of mailing it with a postmark. To make it eligible. And beyond that, there was evidence introduced that showed that more ballots in Brooklyn were invalidated for missing postmarks than in any other borough. Wow. Then tell us more about the ruling issued last night. So Judge Annalisa Torahs presided over this case in the southern district. She found the plaintiff's arguments more persuasive that ballots were in fact treated differently in different parts of the city. She ordered the New York State Board of Elections to direct all local boards to count otherwise valid absentee ballots, missing postmarks as long as they were received by June 25th 2 days after the primary. She also criticized the state's argument that it didn't intentionally disenfranchise voters where they basically pointed to failures by the post office and tried to place the blame on them. She wrote quote. The Constitution is not so toothless. When voters have been provided with absentee ballots image assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted. The state cannot ignore a later discovered a systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid. What does it mean Bridget that the city Board of Election certified the election results? Isn't that a violation of the judge's order? Well. The city also directed its staff in each borough to prepare to count the ballots that qualify under the judge's order. And they said, they're just awaiting direction from the state Board of elections to go ahead and do that. Okay, so assuming the order stands, could it change the outcome of any Racists? You know, is one of the plaintiffs lawyers, Remmy Green said at a press conference this morning. We don't know what we don't know yet certainly one of the plaintiffs Raj Patel, who is a candidate in New York's 12th Congressional District, which covers parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. He's hopeful that this will help because he's currently trailing Carolyn Maloney abi about 3700 votes, but at this point, it's not really clear there are enough votes to change that race. However, there could be other races and other parts of the state that we don't know about. And one of the plaintiff interveners in this case, Maria Coffer who ran for District leader AA position in Queens. She only lost two City council member Karen Causal. It's by about 100 boats, so we'll see if there's anything that changes their 100 votes. Wow. What was the reaction from the State Board of Elections have they signaled any plans to appeal? So I have yet to hear from anyone from the State Board of Elections or the New York Attorney general's office who is representing the state. In this matter. I will note that one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs basically warned the state and governor Cuomo against appealing. Here's attorney, Ali Nagy. Me. Governor Cuomo. Your legacy is on the line. If you will peel this, you'll lose in the appeal, and you will be another second round suppressor votes, and that is not what the governor needs. Now, if the state did appeal, obviously, that matter would go before the Court of Appeals, and it's worth noting. Earlier this summer, this same judge Analisa Torres ruled against the state Board of elections. In another election law case, she overturned their decision to cancel the Democratic presidential primary. That case went before the Court of Appeals and her ruling stands.
A Native Bee-nanza!
"I, think of myself as the the bridge between the plants in the pollinating insects sign trying to. Really Delve into the habitat and plants that are supporting our native bees in particular but also some of the other secondary insects that are doing some colonization as well. And where did this come from I? Mean were you always a nature? Person were always a plant person or was it like more interested in insects than than it? All kind of came together later on. bengals certainly focused more on the plant world in on the last fifteen years working restored clam communities, and even just in gardens that had been converted to mostly native plants. I really started to see a lot of patterns and just the difference in insect diversity so that really kick starting my interest in insects again, and basically I went down a rabbit hole after that never came out. have been trying to learn more about our pollinating insects in their specific interactions and it's that you know I'm pretty observant person. So just seeing you know year after year the same sort of visitation patterns between particular inspecting eight of plant that. That's sort of what stimulated me to write my first book. You know just start documenting some of these interactions in an interesting pollination ecology bits two about plants and how they may be tricking or. On eating. Insects. To. To their flowers. I love that the power of observation in it's something I see everywhere I've moved if I set up a garden or helped friend set of gardens, it's palpable. You really do notice a difference year after year especially, if you start using more native plants in a variety of native plants at that, you start to release pick out like you said these associations and I know anecdotes don't data, but it is very powerful to see the difference between what a lawn was like versus even the smallest Garden Patch can make in terms of insect diversity. Yes exactly. I. Mean I look at my neighbor, for example, who has over a half Acre of lawn and I. You know you can't still anecdotal of course but. As you just said the obviously I have a lot more going on in my garden that's just chock full of native plants versus his half Acre of one. So and I think that's what's the most encouraging inspiring thing about it is yes are small native gardens in urban or suburban areas. A may be attracting sort of generalists or you know a general amount of on eating insects, but it's still quite diverse and in pretty fascinating and and you can find some some rare species in gardens is just a case again of of looking hard for them in and documenting them. For. Sure. Yeah. It's again. It's one of those things like I'm a plant person I like bees, I like insects. I know almost nothing about them. So I often go outside in have no idea what I'm looking at and unless it becomes like super prevalent or if it's the case of lake, are milkweed stem Beatles right now and they're destroying all of our queens that I don't you know it takes me time to learn this stuff but you shouldn't be going out just aim at collecting the rarest of the rare to your landscape. Even just like you said, having a generalist suite of pollinators is an incredible step up from that half Acre of law next door. Right, right it's your garden is is functioning in providing good service. and. Then of course, the other important piece in many people don't realize just we had this huge diversity of be the loan in North America and and they all have different needs. They all have different seasonal phonology. So understanding how we are stewards of the land in how may be impacting our garden maintenance practices for example, all those things come into play when people start to realize they are attracting different. Sour. Visiting insects in you know they may all be nesting in different situations even in a garden
Long live the Queen: We say goodbye to a big chunk of the passenger 747 fleet
"In the last episode Jason said. Go What did I say you said that you could still fly on a British Airways seven, four seven at the time that I said it that was a true statement. And it was a true statement for all of seventy two hours. Then British Airways said, no, you can't. No, you can't they're gone. They're gone effective immediately and we will never fly again. We don't even know if they're going to get any sort of official sendoff for celebration or anything do the at calm rumors necessarily but kind of scuttle. But around the water cooler such as it is says that they are not inclined to participate in any sort of send off because of the current climate they find themselves in. Well. That is just extremely on physician by I think more. So than any other airliner, even really any other aircraft and I know people are going to argue in bicker about this. And L. means emails. Two four DOT com. When I, think of British Airways I think of the seven four, seven I think of the seven four, seven, I think of British Airways the two are intrinsically linked. To imagine a British Airways were about seven, four seven is really difficult for me. Yeah. It's. It's of those things that You know there was a couple. Are a couple lines that you immediately associate the seven, four seven with an obviously the the first and foremost him just because of the history there. But then when when you kind of think of like the top three or four airlines, I, immediately think British Airways KLM. And the. KLM has already retired or I think mostly retired. So they have to serving in in cargo capacity to combat serving cargo Carl only capacity. But but yeah, they're not flying passengers and yeah and KLM only had a few towards the later days but British Airways a significant chunk of its widebody fleet was still seven four. Yeah I mean they were operating a fleet of thirty. So I mean that's not we're down to two tons of with twenty eight young. British Airways we see to retire its entire seven, four, seven fleet by either twenty, twenty, three, twenty, four, twenty, four. So the writing the wall but the wall we've got a whole lot closer right the the wall basically fell. Fell on top of the fleet but there are still some four sevens out there. There are still chances may be two to fly them. Should you want to go out and do that? Obviously, your best chance is going to be Lufthansa at some point, they haven't announced anything about retiring. There's they're putting them into two storage. Planning bring them back So twenty, their Korean Airlines has twelve China Airlines has four Air China has eight, and then you kind of start to whittle things down I. I would say that the under a Russia has nine, but I would say that there's a good chance that may be Thai Airways with eight is probably not bringing there's back or if they do, it won't be for long. But I could be wrong. Indy only has four in. It'll be interesting to see what they ended up doing with there's and then there's a few charter airlines like wellness has five and Atlas Air has four. So you can't really book a ticket on those but you know you've got stand up on you. You've got a decent chance of flying on those if you book a ticket on other airlines. So thankfully at least for my New York City centric mind, we have three airlines that to be the three airlines operate the seven, four, seven, Dash Eight. Tonnes a Korean Air, China all at some point operated the the dash eight two K. typically in the summer. So I hope we see them again. But honestly, there is a a likely reality in which JFK does not see a seven, four, seven in regular passenger service. Again, I don't think it's out of the question that that's a possibility and that makes me very, very sad. Yeah. I. Mean I. I was thinking about this the other day when we were putting kind of listing who who, still flying him and things like that and and I was supposed to do a trip hin in April. Originally, we were going to do something really cool and one of the things that I was really looking forward to flying the Lufthansa's dash eight but did not get that chance but maybe next year year after it'll still be there and still be a possibility. But yeah, I. Mean the fleet was just such you know. That that livery. Deliveries on the for seven just looked so good and then when they did the the heritage liveries games, they just looked so
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"queen" Discussed on The Culture Quest
"Because I was like, yeah. Why didn't they? But I guess that's a good point. It would be nice if every Consett. Didn't have the same thing while still giving people. What they want to an extent. Queen said good night before coming back six encore songs. In my opinion that was a that was an Alii time to call it. What do you think I never? I never understood the concept, I? Think. It's Kinda way to pump the energy because you think it's over, they go back on stage. It sucks. It's so expected now like it's never a surprising expected like it's more like how many encores. Now. I've seen Sumi live concerts the way the band haven't played. They like most recognizable song, and then they guys Aleida. Bye, and then then ever on-site ch-. That's a Blah like. and. Then like they're like, yeah, you got us and. Best Song. You can't do that. If you're GONNA, play your set and then have like one, this is where they should have done the covers eric and they should have done. Like all the old songs and then said Oh, let's cool and then recovers or something I mean pain less because the covers tend out to be like some of the best songs in the GIG, but I, think like. As, a matter of policy. was in a ban and I was good and I would just like I would I would make the uncalled literally bonus songs like star, we might not have played otherwise you're, but we will rock you in the champions That non-negotiables to me say, especially, Radio Gaga actually I think it's again. It's just it's just a matter of managing shows. Ship because because that's why you put the cover songs or less known ones. Because you also give you a chance to the to the audience to. Catch their breath and relax. Yeah. Like a good show is not is not something that just goes better and better and better and better. No, it got it slows, and then it goes back up and it's amazing again, and you have to finish on a high note..
"queen" Discussed on Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
"Hello. Hello Hello Welcome to the show. I'm your host romp shoots celebrity gossip reporter but also to the biggest fat of the royals. So today we're going to do very special show focused on. Maybe the biggest celebrity in the world. I'm talking about the Queen not I queen. There's lots of those. This is decreed at help would be today to go through all the facts about Queen Elizabeth. Who's very private woman? But we've been digging deep. We know everything about this lady is my friend. Brian. Belva czar probably know Ryan. How are you my very good? Yes I love this show pitch. So we've got a ton of gossip by Queen Elizabeth Ready Brian. I'm ready let's do it and what's that I hear. It's the chimes of Big Ben which can mean only one thing. It is tea time. It's time to spill. Ti on the private celebrity. Think I've ever covered Queen Elizabeth the second despite being Britain's longest running monarch she's been on the throne now longer than any other monarch including Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth. You Win despite all this. She's a very private woman until now Brian. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth was just thirteen years old? When she fell in love with Prince Philip so she met him as a teenager very young girl. He was eighteen years. Old Very Dashing. Philip Mountbatten was his name. The two corresponded for several years. He was away at sea he was in the navy. What's not to like and by the time? Queen Elizabeth was seventeen. She knew this is the man she was going to marry. In nineteen forty six. The couple secretly got engage but the palace actually waited three years until the Queen was twenty one to make the official am not right. And that's still very young with seventeen gate. Could she get engaged today in the world of twitter and social media? And it's not find out. Oh It'd be difficult because they're so much press now everybody's obsessed with them so any kind of leak is just fodder for just. An explosion oppress at explosion. This love really lasted. We'll get a little later. Yes show also. I love this when she's hardcore. She really is. She worked as a mechanic during World War. Two now King George. The six did not want her to enlist but eventually he'd let her join the women's Auxiliary Territorial Service in one thousand nine forty-five now. The word exhilarate makes you think it sounds like sorta little ricky ding thing. No this is like the women's equivalent of the British army. This is hardcore the all me so I think when for instance that war everybody tried to pitch in and do their bit how nobody thought a future queen that was a particularly in this period. And she's the only female member of the Royal Family to have entered the military at all. So this really sets her apart. I think people appreciate that about say that. She's so good as the mechanic that she still tinkers with her range. Rover Suv Queen. Elizabeth scars that working. She doesn't to call Philip. Charles Alia she pops the hoods doing when they leave the whenever. I lift up the hood. I'm like everything looks right like you think. She has a spanner in that purse. She thinks she can pull out his Spanish spot as a British thing to fix the everybody's looking at me like freaking another language right now have I don't know I think she checks. The oil checks the fluids. That's what I do and I'm like well. You better call a mechanic. That's my step. That's the way I didn't know how to drive a motorcar really never ever loved. Is that grow your in Manhattan to see need I live for driving? I love it I just? I don't know about the hands and the feet at the same time. Well Yeah you need both. But I think he'd get the hang of. It are very talented driving. Thank you Brian. Talking driving the Queen is the only person in the United Kingdom allowed to drive without a license so the Queen has never taken a test like me and her cars have no license plates because she doesn't need one all licences are issued in her name in the UK so the Sunday Times recently reported the ninety three year old monarch was actually reluctant to give up driving on public roads. Like any other ninety three year old. You WanNa stop like losing your mobility but at the same time something's changing. It threes be the safest. She's finally agreed upon request from her security team that she wants drive on public roads but this is a good thing in the queen. She has private road right. She has plenty of land on her states is just going to build roads right. I love it. It's the I don't need a license because it's my signature on the license. Shut up like I could do it. It's it's Michael. Truth Barbro right. Okay I love this. To marriage has set a royal record. Elizabeth and Philip's Royal Love Story stood absolutely stood the test of time. They've been married for listening to this. A head-spinning seventy three years in two thousand seven. She became the first British monarch to celebrate her diamond wedding anniversary when they reached the milestone of sixty years. I love love and I understand it. I know the world's changed. I know divorce rates are hope I do get it but sometimes I look back at these old timers who have just stood the test of time I think the two of them are still deeply deeply in love all my sources say the two of them really have a great relationship from based on what I see on the crown. Seems like they have a great relationship but I loved it takes sixty years to get to diamond. You know year one is paper. What's happening in between that? You have to wait sixty years for a dime. What's what happens after diamond this. This'll give him better than I don't know maybe it's a subscription to that. Is I think so pretty. Philly has a nickname for the queen of England. Do you have a nickname? You and your partner for each other. Brian is it too personal. I believe we refer to each other. Mostly as hey you say affectionately though. Hey you the dishwasher new Toyota voice man you can pull it. Upright Prince Philip affectionately calls Queen Elizabeth cabbage better. Nick sounds bitter. It's not even sweet lettuce. Nobody knows why but he does say cabbage now also interesting. The Queen Loves Downton Abbey. I mean who does it right? I mean she'd be crazy not to apparently she never missed an episode of the beloved British period drama and is said to have enjoyed pointing out the series is rare historical errors to anyone who watch it with their which I would too. But there's no word on whether she watches the crowd I don't this. She's never going to say that really. I mean it's following her and that have to be contrived in some way because you're not in the room when these things happen so to of such a wonderful age yeah. She can look at Tanabe and she was probably. They're actually extraordinary period. I would love to watch Tanabe with Queen Elizabeth side. That's not right right. We didn't have electricity. Just kidding. The Queen has very odd breakfast Brian. What's your breakfast? I already have a great. I mean I've been skipping breakfast. You love is a nice cereal. But currently I'm drinking coke zero for house dog to us. He's off the breakfast at the moment. I like myself some Avocado Toast. Very Meghan Malkin. So the Queen's favorite breakfast is cornflakes you have that here in America. Yes we absolutely looks call flanks and she keeps it in a tupperware container and that's what she eats. Tupperware I read the morning. She also sips L. Great t now. This is a little controversial. She's sips it with milk. Teas actually meant to be with just lemon not milk. Oh she does what she wants. She's rowing should the Queen Right. Okay but I do support her. Lunch beverage okay. She has a drink before lunch every day. Her Majesty enjoys a daily cocktail of Jin ahead of her midday meal. She has a shot of yeah. I've been I've been following that for inspiration for five years now. I'm about to have one now. Can you do boozy lunches icon? They put me to sleep. He had a mess cal cocktail yesterday to thirty and I was like well. I'm done for the day. We should point out to you doing great work on the food. App I look at. What was your hotel? Look I made a classic Bloody Mary with this Great Bacon. Curly Bacon Garnish. That doesn't get in the drake. Because sometimes you know you put they give you a bloody Mary with Bacon and the drink and you pull it out and it's the spongy. I've got your solution on the food network kitchen out there you go..
"queen" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"People who make high end caviar. They have the exception that they can use the sturgeons for the caviar and there are some exceptions to the rule. Okay that have long been understood that okay. Well the que- needs her caviar. So you can go ahead and have now as I mentioned the Queen has been an avid traveler and it said that she always tried to be measured in her souvenir taking now. There was a time when she got an elephant but For the most part she would try to find very specific things to the places that she was traveling so when she'd go to like Hawaii she'd want to bring back away and like what we do with refrigerator magnets exactly and so. Some countries have given gifts in that same in that same spirit so The United States not long ago sent her a pair of cowboy boots clumping around the halls of Buckingham Palace. She's never been spotted wearing them bed. So what we've learned I think in this is this is true if she wanted. Queen Elizabeth could carry a dead porpoise through an airport and no one can do anything while in Cambodia but it's the power of the monarchy. That's fascinating I love it and we love you guys. We're looking forward to getting back out on the road. Once things settled down. We had mentioned this once before. We are looking at some specific areas. We'll let you know as things develop still kind of up in the air right now. But in the meantime we had an idea about doing a live show in our living room so we hope that you'll join us for that. I don't know exactly the logistics figured it all out yet but we had a couple of live shows that we couldn't use the audio from so. Let's let's maybe find a way to repurpose those funds stories For you and for me. We're working out the technical logistics. Yeah again if you'd like to help support the podcast and help us grow it we We would appreciate you doing so by going to our website. The box of oddities DOT COM. You can click on the link that says support the show and you become a member of our premium group. The Circle of freaks. We've got a bonus episode dropping for you very soon. That's for the circle of freaks and so now it'd be a good time to get on you. Also get the the episodes ad for you get them a day early. You do get that bonus episode once a month and you'll get access to us through back channel again. D-box of ODDITIES DOT COM. You can get links to our merchant all that business. Everything you need is right there. All right that's it. We will see you next time until then applying that freak flag flies proudly beautiful freak.
"queen" Discussed on The Frame
"Queen Slim is written written by Lena Waif and directed by Melina Matt soukous who is making her feature directing debut she's done TV and lots of music videos included beyonce's formation. Wasted about soukous collaborated on an emmy winning episode of Master of none before making Queen and slim and there were a number of reasons why Melina thought the film should be set. That in Ohio Lena had written into the script Because I'll still has the death penalty so obviously it was really important to queens character because she defends people on death row but I had traveled to Ohio for a Nike Commercial. A couple of years before and I have been to Cleveland and there was a area of Cleveland. No nothing really black neighborhood and shot. I still had the location pictures on my own In on this one St Col. Saint Clair sounds really pushing. Start there I wanted to start right in a really cold environment and have them travel south through the story. I always think of it as a reverse sleeve escape. Narrative in Cleveland was also the last album underground railroad before slaves. It gets a candidate so I thought that was really pertinent like metaphorically for our our film and then also it's Weird Tamir. Rice was killed. You know where I got a chance to visit the playground Where he was shot dead and so I just felt like it was the right place for us? He wrote it in and then like you know. Visually had been there I had I have witnessed like how pertinent and was us and then when you know a lot of other people on our crew. We're really pushing for us to just stay in New Orleans because that's where we were already shooting and obviously for budget reasons. It's easier to suit in one place. But I wanted to travel with them and I wanted them to feel that journey as actors and let that inform their performance so we went up to Cleveland and while we were scouting we were on this. This at St Clair and it was my director scout so we hadn't decided definitely the go there but maybe and a half hours like Tuesday night. At least six black people were pulled over by COPS In a half hour time period and one of them was in a white accord and that you are watching happen as where we're scouting which blocks at me and he wanted to. Yeah and we have been saying in downtown Cleveland where there was no police presence so this is like a trap in a black neighborhood to just like get at people and in a half hour they were pulled over and there was this. One car was a accord and it with the Cleveland. Police car was behind him. Pull them over and my production designer designer took a shot of it and I was like that's slim slim. That's his car that's who he is. He's every man and we have to be here. I want to play audio from a police. Stop I I think you're GonNa know what this is. This is Sandra Bland being pulled over in Texas. Hello Ma'am what it takes told. The reason for crashed opposite in fail. You fail to single aging at if you give me a few minutes right yeah okay now you. This is Yoga. How are you seem very irritated? I am I really have tapped typical speeding up tailing so move. Move over eight. You stop so I am a little here but that doesn't stop you from giving tickets. Are you done. You asked me what I told program so now you might put your cigarette please remind I'm in my car. Put out you can step on out now. I don't have to spend my step out of the car still so far out of the car. I have the right to do that. You have the right now. Step out or I will remove used to talk to you other than to identify myself now I will remove remove. What is it like to hear that? I've watched that video hundreds of times and every comma here. It is debilitating infuriating. It's upsetting obviously This emotional you know I wanted. I saw so much myself I self Sandra Bland and actually have written. We worked on an episode of massive. Non Call Thanksgiving and she wrote in those lines. That could have been any of US and I. I remember watching that video over and over because I wanted Queens reactions to some way mirrors Andrew Bland when dare pulled over because they are pulled over for no reason just like she uh-huh and I should add. Sandra Bland died in police custody. Three days later she was found hanged energy and you know he was being picked on and prodded and harassed by policemen policeman that she pulled over to get out of his way you know and then he pulled her over not using now yeah to me. It's just traumatizing. And I think people well don't realize for particularly black people when these stories come across our news fees are televisions. Our instagram fees is. It's not just another story is not just a piece of news to us. It's like a piece of US dies every time we hear about AH person being a black person bid an unarmed black person being killed by police officer I. It's it's we are all living in a state of trauma summer and I think that's where the movie was absolutely born out of for me and I and I think that's why I knew I would. I Need Molina to do it with me because it it was something so personal. It wasn't so dark and is very few people I trust with that level of vulnerability that I was in that space that I was in and already trusted. Molina once was something very vulnerable and She had me and it with care and we bonded Very quickly and so with this it was just. It was important that we take those ninety to go. We're talking with lean away. The writer of Queen Slim. I'm an Molina Matt. Soukous who directed the film. Is it fair to say that Queen Slim Blake Tamir. Rice like Sandra Bland. Like Eric Gardner are fighting hum award that they don't even know the part of absolutely I feel like listening to that. We've we feel like we're hunted you know and I think that that's shown in just hearing those those words this war going on and you know Lena called another day genocide which is exactly right. I want to play another clip from the film and this is I think kind of a moment of reckoning between Queen and Slim. I'm GonNa play it and then we'll talk about the look on Slim's face in this conversation. Where are you going to call my family? If you don't know what they say there's no guarantee. Aw you're a black man. killed a cab took his guy. I'm not a criminal. You aren't and on ask you me about the look on Daniel clue what's face in that same everything he's ever with his emotion. You know he feels the weight he feels the gravity. He's starting to understand how he will be viewed that he is now viewed as a monster you know when he was in the right when he was trying to defend himself and and his woman in that moment but I think you know his eyes I think in in everything especially that one. They really transform in the weight of what just happened. Starting to land on him Yeah I think to me the the look that it breaks my heart every time. I've seen the movie but it's just after that when he says I just WanNa go home and he's pleading go home and I want to see my family and I. I think that is interesting because I I remember writing that and as a person who is not super close family. But I was thinking in that moment when you're afraid all you want to do is get home to your family because that's all you can think about and it's also too I think about Fruitvale station you know. And that moment where Michael Jordan says. I just WANNA go home. You know. That's where we all want. We all want to go home and wait on me because I am close to my family. So like in times of extreme need or terror or fear. That's where I wanna go go to the next to my mom and my father won't ever look at me as a criminal you know and I think he has that same satisfaction and eleven. His home slim has a line in the movie. I ain't gon bend the world which feels to me like a little bit of an echo of what Martin Luther King Junior said which is the arc of the moral universe is as long but it bends toward justice. Thank slim says I can't change it well. A little bit of it is slim. Doesn't feel deal is if he needs to be some famous person. He doesn't need to leave a mark on the world to know that he existed. And there's something very honorable about that and and I'm speaking to you as a person who went away. Who is known like people are aware of who I am or somebody could say that you know? I'm leaving a mark on the world but what I think I wrestle with is that everyone's life is just as valid as mine just because of how I make a living or the fact that I've done something that people notice doesn't mean that my life is more valuable in someone else's and I think that's really what I wanted to do with slim is that he represents the majority that they're working every day trying to be the best person that he can be and we. He has a very different experience of that because he's a black man so his life is political local whether he likes it or not. Why were they named Queen Slim slim sort of born out of like old school black lingo and terms of like if you look at old like black lack seventies movies? You'll hear black may refer to each other's eyewitness lamb was going on and then the quaint thing is almost self explanatory. And I think we're GONNA clean.
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"To your original report? When someone called about a smashed front window or stolen jewelry box, uniformed officers went to the scene and wrote it up. Getting a statement from the victim and enumerating the basic facts, the time, the location, what had been stolen the burglary, investigators followed up often from a seated position if you treated detective work like a desk, job, occasionally exerting yourself by picking up the telephone, you could push a new report off your desk in less than an hour. Nobody ever solved a case by making a single phone call, but it hardly mattered given how rarely burglary. Detectives recovered people's losses. There were nearly two hundred thousand burglaries robberies and thefts in Chicago in nineteen seventy four an increase of eighteen percent over the previous year, Sherwin territory. What the department called area to on. Chicago's southeast side was the busiest in the city with thirty nine. Nine burglaries. A day, a big picture thinker wouldn't have lasted a week in area to those stats told a depressing story one filled with the kind of hopeless characters who subsisted on the proceeds from petty crimes. But sure, when knew it wasn't on him to fix Chicago. He handled what he could see what he could touch. He preferred to check out crime scenes himself to imagine who'd been there and what they done. He broke down each new assignment into a series of predictable tasks doing all the things a conscientious burglary detective was supposed to do. He talked to the right people chased the right leads and wrote everything up in clear. Concise reports the door opened at eighty to twenty one south CLYDE and Sherwin took stock of the woman standing in front of him. Four days earlier, Linda Taylor, had called area to headquarters to say that her home had been burglarized. Taylor appeared to be in her late thirties. She was just over five feet tall with olive skin and dark heavy-lidded is her face a long oval tapering to a sharply. Jutting chin seemed vaguely elfin her eyebrows. Plucked into thin arcs made her look like an old fashioned glamour girl. She had a pronounced cupid's bow and our upper lip. And when she talked that lip curled back to reveal the glint of gold dental work Taylor. Looked as though she was expecting company. Her makeup was pristine, her outfit, fashionable and snug. As he stepped into the apartment Sherwin noticed that Taylor kept a tidy house. Sometimes if you went out on a case right away, he could see where a burglar had barged in, but there were no signs of forced entry here. The bolt on Taylor's front door appeared on damaged nothing was broken or scattered around Sherwin. Glanced, again, at the uniformed officers original report, could they go through that list of missing items one more time a large green refrigerator, complete with ice maker. Yes, she told him that was gone. A gold stove. Yes stolen. It was a weird list hospital end tables, a grandfather clock to large Chinese lamps large elephant, figurines, a pair of speakers that lit up to the beat of music, thousands of dollars worth of household furnish. Things every piece of it ensured. Most burglars snatched whatever they could fit in their hands. A ring a necklace, a stereo, a small TV set stealing a refrigerator and hospital end tables, Boehlke objects. You couldn't hustle out of an apartment without attracting. Attention didn't make much sense Sherwin went back to his clipboard and studied the report he asked Taylor to explain again how the thieves had gotten away with her belongings. She pointed to a window in her kitchen. An opening no more than a couple of feet across Taylor's version of events was preposterous to fit a double door refrigerator through that narrow gap. You'd have to cut it in half the detective didn't press her. For more details he thanked Taylor for her cooperation. And he promised to come around again, just as soon as he developed any leads. On his way out. Sure. When rang some more doorbells, but he couldn't find any neighbors had seen a mysterious stranger wander off with a large appliance as he walked back to the car. He thought about the clean apartment, the tiny window and the woman with the olive skin in the heavy lipid is there was something so familiar about Linda Taylor. He was sure he'd had this exact case with this exact woman, he just couldn't remember where or when. Sure. When new Linda Taylor street, he'd grown up just a few miles away in an all white neighborhood, close to what was then the southern tip of the city's black belt back then in the nineteen forties. Segregation had been enforced with covenants that forbade the sale of properties to for instance, every person, having one eighth part or more of negro blood, the black belts borders expanded in nineteen forty eight when the supreme court struck down those covenants, but segregation didn't end with the stroke of pen, new public housing developments kept black people confined to black enclaves, as did violence, perpetrated by whites against those brave enough to breach longstanding barriers when civil rights activists and Queen of gospel, Mahalia Jackson moved to the south side in nineteen fifty-six, her white neighbors shot. BB pellets through the windows of her house. Other black newcomers had their homes. Ransacked and set on fire. The Sherwin 's like many white families packed up, and moved when Chicago's racial boundaries shifted settling in the area around midway airport. Thirty years later. The detective scoped out south side neighborhoods that bore little resemblance to the one he'd lived in a child. Some of the areas in his jurisdiction had changed from middle class white, enclaves to middle-class black ones the city's most beloved athlete cubs legend, Ernie banks lived with his family on a tree lined street and Chatham on his daily rounds Sherwin, passed by black owned banks, the headquarters of the Johnson products company manufacturer of the hair straight ner ultra sheen, and the office of our Eugene pinch him. A renowned black defense attorney, and advocate for the disenfranchised Sherwin. Also rolled through hollowed out streets dotted with liquor stores and check, cashing operations. South chicago. The part of town, where Linda Taylor lived had long been the city's smoke belching industrial corridor home to US steals, mammoth, south works, and countless other plants factories, and forges. But between nineteen sixty seven and nineteen seventy seven the number of people working in manufacturing in Chicago proper would plummet by thirty three percent. White flight took both jobs and services to the suburbs, cutting off thousands of black Chicagoans from steady employment and weakening, the foundations of once stable communities area to burglary. Detectives didn't spend their days chasing after master criminals, they arrested juvenile's and addicts young men who were more desperate than cunning Sherwin. Drove to grand crossing and south shore and Poelman stopping off at apartment buildings and restaurants to jot down notes about busted back doors and stolen cash. He spent most days. Two feet to the left or right. Of Jerry Kush with one man driving in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Kush was the best partner Sherwin had ever had honest and reliable. But they weren't close friends while Kushner flashy clothes Sherwin, looked and dressed like a standard issue, detective with short hair and daily uniform of a sport coat and tie Kush. Never stopped talking about his kids, his marital woes, and anything else that came to mind, Sherwin didn't wanna probe too, far below the surface, sometimes they'd hit the bars after work, but Sherwin didn't like to drink. He hated the sensation of losing control Sherwin felt most comfortable when he was by himself in high school. He didn't go to parties or dances. He was too self conscious to look at girls, much less talk to them. He'd found his confidence in the Marine Corps. When he came home after basic training, Sherwin war has dress blues everywhere. And he sat the way marine was supposed to sit his spine, not touching the back of his chair in nineteen sixty two after a stint as a tank commander on Okinawa. He joined up with the Chicago police department as a beat cop assigned to neighborhoods on the west and southeast sides. He could go from helping a woman deliver a baby to disarming a man threatening his girlfriend with a butcher knife, Sherwin, loved the unpredictability of police work. And he took pride in protecting Chicago and its citizens. There were times though, when he thought those citizens actions were indefensible Sherwin watched the west side ignite following Martin Luther King junior's assassination, in April nineteen sixty eight and he was on duty a few months later during the clashes between protesters and cops at the democratic convention. A study commissioned by mayor Richard, J Daley found that the MLK riots stemmed from pent up aggressions among black Chicagoans, infuriated by poor schools, inadequate housing and racially discriminatory, policing, while a federal report on the democratic convention documented unrestrained an indiscriminate police violence in response to demonstrators. Provocations Sherwin didn't come to the same conclusions. He'd feared for his life during the Westside riots, and he'd seen protesters attack policemen at the convention. He was certain that he and his fellow officers were the good, guys. Is no matter what was happening in Chicago. Nobody had the right to tear up the city. After Sherwin made detective his life, got a lot more sedate. He in Kush still answered the occasional in-progress call and they still tussled with burglars now. And then one time they went to make an arrest and found their suspect hiding in a closet. The man charged out completely naked and Kush hit him on the head with a portable radio Sherwin, and Kush talked about that one for years, but naked guys didn't jump out of closets on the average Monday afternoon. Sherwin believed in the work he was doing, but he wasn't always stimulated by it. The job could be relentless and dispiriting most days. The detectives added a bunch of new reports to a case load that was already overwhelming after work, the thirty five year old police officer would go back to his two bedroom apartment and do laundry, some days, he'd head out to a religion class. He was studying to be a Catholic so he could share a faith with his fiancee. He'd wake up early before three AM to go for a run at Northwestern University before work with the sky pitch black and nobody else around. He had time to indulge the half formed ideas bouncing around his head the morning after his visit to the tidy apartment on south CLYDE avenue Sherwin mind kept wandering back to Linda Taylor. He'd gone to her home on August twelve expecting to investigate a burglary. He'd left a half hour later, thinking he needed to investigate the burglary victim. Lamar Jones couldn't remember the last time something interesting happened to him at work. The dental clinic at Great Lakes. Naval training center was an assembly line, a fifty chair operation that treated a hundred thousand recruits and seven hundred thousand cavities each year, the twenty one year old new would each day would bring, and he knew what would happen the day after and the following week..
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"And as I began to research, the case, I had originally thought of it very much kind of traditional crime narrative of kind of singular, evil figure who had committed these crimes, and that was FBI's theory of the case and over time. I began to gather evidence from the sage through archives that showed there were really many, many more murders scores. More murders unresolved, many of them improperly investigated or covered up, and I tried to investigate many of them. I thought it was so important to try to find answers. But in so many of the cases, you know, all the witnesses are deceased now the victims are deceased, the suspects are deceased, and so how do you handle that? And in some of the cases, I was able to gather enough circumstantial evidence that indicated who was responsible and in other cases, I couldn't. And so one of the challenges for me was to not obscure that debt, which I think, author, sometimes want to do, because they want to be all knowing and give satisfaction on all fronts to the reader, and yet, I thought it was so important to reveal that doubt and kind of incorporate that doubt. But it was a real struggle at first because in many ways that doubt was essential to the theme of the. Book which was the systematic cover up in which these crimes to haunt families. You know, less than essentially later still haunting families who don't yet know who is the precise perpetrator of a murder in their family. I think that's so important. What David's saying and, and hard, one is to let readers know what you don't know and what you can't know and have faith in them that you're not going to be able to answer any question, and that ends up weirdly. I mean, I know sort of growing, as a journalist and writer, you know, I would be afraid to do that at an earlier point. Well, how can I admit that that's going to call my thirty into question? And the truth is just the opposite. I mean, I think even in this era of fake news, you know, an all these questions about a thority of fact, you know, the role that integrity plays and personal honesty, a whether that's with sources editors or with a reader. I think that really goes a long way that we're in conversation. In here, we're going on this journey together and that doesn't mean I'm sitting in the thority seat. And I have all the answers. People really underestimate the power that are writer admitting. They can't know something has for a reader, and the reader's trust in their out of state. So in the slate piece that I did that the became the book I had a, a section towards the ends about Taylor and sociopathic she behaved in many ways that seem irrational. She treated, people extremely callously. She used people she abused her own family. There were a lot of, of markers of the specific type of mental illness, and then as I was writing the book, and I actually learned more. I got some psych evaluations that had been done on her when she got into the federal mental health system, the choice that I made was. Despite actually knowing more, I decided to say less about what I thought was going on and her brain, just because it felt more honest, to me to admit that I didn't know and I can present what these various other people thought, but as David analyze were saying, I think, I hope that you can earn the trust of readers that, when you do, say something authoritatively, they'll trust you. If the flip side, as when you had met gaps in your knowledge, I get a story once about the world's greatest Sherlock Holmes scholar is found Garrett it mysterious circumstances, and all these kind of Sherlock ins and couldn't Toyland taken up the case, investigated it, you know, by the end I had a very strong. Circumstantial case of what happened and I remember speaking to the sister of the Sherlock Holmes scholar. And I remember saying, you know, we have to learn to live with. Doubts. And I think that's the difference between Sherlock Holmes fairy tales and real festive reporting. Thanks for listening. Thanks to our members who support helps make our journalism possible..
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"Hello, and welcome to this very special bonus episode of the Queen. I'm Dan Quayle. I'm better slates books coverage in the author of how to be a family, which will be published in September. I'm joined here. Slates DC studio by my colleague Josh Levin. Hi, Josh Haden. So as listeners of the podcast know this series is a companion to Joshua's book, the Queen the forgotten life behind an American myth. Josh spent years reporting the story, which first appeared in slate in two thousand thirteen now for many nonfiction writers and journalists a book like the Queen, you know, a full length work of investigative reporting is sort of the gold standard of projects. That thing you want to have the chance to write at least once in your career, but how does writing such thing actually happen? How do you get the story? How do you find information that the government or that corporations? Don't want you to have. And how do you get stories from people who not wanna talk to you? And how do you then turn all that reporting into a book that is hopefully? Engaging accurate. Fair funny, interesting. So I'm going to discuss the solid Josh today, and we are joined by three remarkable authors who also worked in this mode. I I'll welcome David grant New Yorker staff writer and the author. Recently of killers of the flower moon. Hi, David Kate to be, we're also joined by Elisa griswald winner of the two thousand nineteen Pulitzer prize for her book, amity and prosperity. One family and the fracturing of America highlights high. And finally, we're joined by James Furman junior, the J skelly Wright professor of law at Yale, and winner of the two thousand eighteen Pulitzer prize for his book locking up our own crime and punishment and black America. Hi, james. Hi, I'm so glad to have all of you here. Thank you for joining us. I'd love to just bounce questions around all of us. But if you have something, you want to add, even if you, you know, I haven't called your name, please feel free to jump in. I'm not like the Proctor but let's start with a really basic question. But one that I think a lot of writers struggle with as they're trying to make. This transition. How do you know when something is a book and it's not just, you know, a piece, why don't we start with Josh Levin, my piece became a book. So I feel a very qualified to answer this question. It took me about a year from concept, Texaco on the piece, they ran and slate in two thousand thirteen ranted about seventeen thousand words which reputedly as the longest piece that slate had ever run at that point. And there was a sense, I think, internally, Dan, that it was more comprehensive than at perhaps, he writes on the right to be. But there was there were so many holes in the story. And so many things that I wanted to learn about this woman, Linda Taylor, who has known as the welfare Queen, and about who she really was beyond the this legend about her. I felt personally like I had only scratched the surface. But the thing that I really wanted to get at, and the book was the larger framework of her story, the worlds in which she operated, but also, the world's in that, that made her into this, this figure this person who became so important in our politics than our policy-making, why this woman at this place at this time. How did those things converge and turn her into this kind of icon, but also a person who herself was her, her personal history was a raised. And I felt like having the space to explore that. And a buck was something that I wanted to do, and that I felt would be rewarding to readers so for you, as a mix of frustration at the stuff that you hadn't gotten yet, and a desire to tell a bigger story than the piece self was able to tell. Yeah, I think that's right. James for you. What was it was? There are also some inciting incident that made you think, oh, this is a big enough story that this is a book. I think for me it was a little bit different in some sense is easier to get to the idea that it was a book because I knew from the beginning that I was trying to write the story of what happened in the last fifty years as the America embarked on this project that we now call mass incarceration. And I wanted to tell that story through the lens of African American officials black makers legislators judges prosecutors in DC and around the country. So just the scope upfront suggested that it might be worthy of book length treatment. I think the biggest obstacle for me to getting to the idea of being a book is a little is that I'm different from the others in that I'm a law. Professor, not a writer or reporter and law. Professors, don't study form very much in our writing, which is why a lot of, you know, law review articles are not that accessible. We were. Subject matter specialists, but we don't think that much about how to create a form, that would be accessible to a broader audience. So for me, the actually the biggest challenge wasn't even so much thinking through the content the substance, but thinking through will, how do I make this inform a book that somebody might wanna read David and Eliza you both if I'm correct killers of the flower, moon and avenue and prosperity. Both had their roots in stories that you wrote, as well, right? Yeah, for me. No actually killers of the flower, boom, began as a book and ended as a book. I had I did not do that a magazine piece interestingly enough. I've had to experiences in my first book last city is he did begin as an article much, like, Josh, and it was a case, where I finished the piece about this British explorer disappeared in the Amazon, and I felt. That I had finished. There were so many places to go and killers of the flower moon. It was a little bit more like James. It's talking about the, the canvas was so sprawling about this, racial injustice covered so many years had so many individuals that the really it was almost they, they couldn't figure out how to excerpt the book, because it's just to do many people to do open a narrative, and, and spending too many years. But for me, you know, the difference between generally speaking article, or book is, does it have enough dimensions places to go avenues to explore? Also, does the subject matter have enough residence that it justifies hopefully for the reader staying with something larger I might do a short story. That's like a lark like the search for the giant squid that I don't think should be a book something like the systematic murder of the osage in the early twentieth century for oil money for the twentieth century felt like something that had lots of dimensions. Had the birth of the FBI, and I guess the other question, always me too, with the book is, is it something I wanna spend years with an, that's a really important question, too, because I have had subject matters that I thought could be books, but I would have no desire to spend three to five years, researching it. And that's another important element. That goes into the into the equation. You made the decision to write your book, you, definitely were committing to a lot of extremely indepth research, and reporting on the ground. Where's that a consideration for you as well? Whether this was a story you wanted to live with that long your. Oh my goodness. Yes. I mean I really hoped that by writing an article, I would do right by the subject, and be able to put it down and that did not happen. You know. So, but when I wrote the article, you know, there was a sick family animals were dying and they were just at the beginning of what happened to be a multi year lawsuit and investigation with both state and federal authorities into what had gone wrong at this oil and gas site. But yeah, I mean when I wrote that article, we knew very little, you know, the family knew that there was benzine until you wing in their bodies. They knew they'd lost pets. They knew that a fourteen year old had arsenic poisoning, but that's about all they knew that had a pretty steep learning curve to how do you put down on a page? What's known and what's not known and what can't be known because with a lot of environmental related illness. You know, the causal link between the chemical or what goes wrong on a site, and the sick kids or the dead animals that link is never going to be substantial enough to satisfy reader. So it was tricky ground from the beginning. And then yeah, it was seven years. It was seven years of following this family and following their frustrating maddening walk through the court system through regulation. It was that's what it entailed. Something really sparked for me. They're one of the biggest challenges for me throughout the whole process. Elisa was sorting things into categories of things that I not to be too Rumsfeld in here, but the kind of known unknowns, that I known announce just the category of things that I don't know now, but I could be reasonably expected to know or figure out if I just kind of bash on it for long enough, and the things that it's probably not a good idea for me to be spending my time trying to sort out and sort through, even if they're big and fundamental mysteries that would speak to something big in the in the world in which I was able to figure them out. So how do you think through that problem allies and I'm curious for what other people think too well for me? I mean, the one of the greatest injustices involved with many corporations and oil and gas. Just an example of it, but they control all information about the substances. They're using about when they're using them and regulators are religious subject to their whims of releasing them. Right. So any kind of definitive information, for instance, for many, many years, the one of the main questions is where did these chemicals go? Underground, did they end up in people's drinking water? It took four or five years of this lawsuit for, you know, us kind of puzzling this out to figure out that, in fact, the company knew because the company had used tracers, so the company knew had chemical and radioactive tracers in the water that would have allowed them to map exactly where those chemicals went so that disparity between and that really reveals the sort of greater corporate power of what, what people do already know and what they're not gonna tell you is is really stunning at something I learned a great deal about. And I would have. I would have just been absolutely sunk if I didn't have the legal records that from the two lawyers who made all these documents public, John and Kendra Smith are their names now. They're not environmental attorneys, or even plaintiff attorneys Kendra the wife in this husband and wife team is corporate defense attorney who works for railroads mostly defending them from bestest cases. And she was so disgusted with what she saw in this case that she decided to take on this plane of case. So she had the training super expensive training of like into being an industrial hygienist being able to puzzle out what these chemicals actually meant what test results meant what testing methods men and so with her help, I was able to understand what really needed to be established in order for the book to make any sense at all. David, and James has yours embarking on these projects. How did you kind of sort, the questions that needed to be answered out? Did you use similar categories to joshes of these are the things that I think I can figure out? And these are the things that I'll probably never find out or are you more optimistic than pessimistic. John. Well, first of all, I just want to say, I'm so glad that lawyers are heroes in elisas story. That's, that's kind of exciting in rare. They're probably they're probably plenty of villains as well. I would imagine for me. I think it was about figuring out which topics I wasn't gonna talk about, again, not. Because I couldn't maybe figure that now because again, I'm writing about us a topic that I'm are already been studying for most of my career. But because they didn't fit into the narrative in some way, do you not talk to academics all the time who say, I want to write a book that reaches a wider audience. What advice do you have? And one of the things that I'm always telling people is that you've got to leave a whole bunch of stuff out on and for academic sets really counter intuitive. Because typically when academics write books, the biggest thing that can get you criticized by fellow academics is not talking about something that might. Ten generally relevant. But of course, if you want people to read your book, you have to not talk about a lot of tangents are else the book just becomes a series of tangents. So for me, it was really cutting, cutting cutting it was. Yeah, this is interesting. This is important, but it's got to go in a separate article or a separate book, or it will never get written. It's going to way down my story if I try to include it, that's funny. I have basically have a folder, which is we're all the digression go, which are usually, you know, three thousand words of history that I have spent weeks researching some point of context, and then my wife reads, it and says that's really good. You got to cut it. And I ended up stealing it down to a paragraph so that the narrative keeps moving and the paragraph, I hope is really good because it's the most informed paragraph you'd ever have. But, but I do think that is essential to keep people, and keep it moving, and, and make sure you give the reader enough to know things in the context, but not go too far off. I would say would killers of the flower moon, I encountered something that was a real challenge beyond the kind of normal narrative structure challenge of what do you put in a book, and what don't you put in a book, which had to do with again? These crimes took place in the early twentieth century when those age where the wealthiest people per capita in the world because of oil under the land, and they began to be surly murdered..
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"March of nineteen seventy five the Chicago Tribune publishes the story and the headline is prob- aid, Queen tied, a kidnapping the first sentence is Linda Taylor dubbed, Chicago's welfare Queen, because she is suspected of swindling Illinois out of more than one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in fraudulent welfare payments is under investigation in the nineteen sixty four Frans. Ac baby kidnapping the story later says that sources in the FBI reported that the case was reopened after Chicago police, and FBI agents, uncovered information, the could link Miss Taylor to the crime. When I, I wrote the piece, I late about Linda Taylor. That piece came out and two thousand thirteen as I was doing my, my research. I found these old articles in the Tribune and elsewhere about the FRANZ at kidnapping and about. Taylor's possible connection to it. And so I was looking around and seeing, you know, was there ever any resolution to this, you know, what happened and I found a short message that you had turned out had posted on a message board called orphan memories. Do you remember posting that message? I sure do that was one of the first steps, I took yellow me read that message. And then you can can talk about it says, hi, I was identified by the FBI as Paul just a FRANZ act. The kidnapped baby from Michael Reese hospital in Chicago. I was abandoned in Newark, New Jersey on July second eighteen sixty five found in a stroller outside of variety store, I was placed in an orphanage when FBI found me, I was placed enough Auster home and given the name, Scott McKinley. I have just found out that I am not Paul Joseph Ron Zach. I need help to find out who I am. So what? It had happened just before you posted. That message. I actually was able to have a DNA test on with my parents it. Oh, it was, it was something I thought about for years and years, like, I even joked about when my parents come out to visit me, a Las Vegas to see this either the granddaughter that I would get hairs off their pillow. You know, do stuff like that. But the tests weren't available in knowing if you could find them, they were so expensive, and it's got couldn't afford it. So in two thousand twelve I was at CBS, and I happened to find this kit by gene, it was like twenty five dollars. So I bought the kit. I brought it home and put it in the closet, and I thought, you know, this is it I'm gonna find a way to ask my parents, whom I I love with all my art to take this test, and it's a quite a while. But I was I was actually able to finally do it. And the results showed that there was essentially zero chance that you are related to Chester Dora rep. Yeah. The, the guy who called me on the phone after AMI jump through months of security hoops. He said there is no remote possibility that you're Paul Franek. And that, you know, even though I felt it for. So so long. I really believe I wasn't Paul. But once I heard it it's like my life, just stopped everything I thought he knew about myself, my life that I was I was, you know, taught to believe just vanished. You know who was? I how old them I am. I really Catholic and my polish in all these things that, that I was told. And it just it just vanished. You can really see that. And that message board posts that I that I read your reaching out, it seems kind of in desparation to fines, if anybody can can help you seems like you're really struggling with how to handle this. It's like a huge, you know bomb, that's dropped the explodes your whole life. Will you know, John? Will really hit me was I wasn't really concerned about myself. I wanted to find out where Paul was what happened too much my parents real child, because this horrible tragedy happened to them and it wasn't solved. And I was hoping that he would be out there and I'd be able to find him. So we've been kind of working on this and parallel. Right. You, you have been following so many different leads, you know, we I chatted with each other, I think, in two thousand and thirteen and you had a Facebook page, where people would give you kind of tips and clues. You did a bunch of TV spots that kicked up a bunch of interest in the case. And then on my side, I've been reporting out the Linda Taylor story and trying to look into not only this kidnapping, but other kidnappings that she she dead or may have done. Let me run through Paul some of the evidence against Taylor. That was laid out back in the nineteen seventies. And just so folks are clear before I got in touch with you. You had never heard of. Any suggestion that Linda Taylor, the so called welfare Queen had anything to do with this, or had even been suspected of having anything to do with us? No, I never even heard her name. Okay. So the evidence against Taylor, as laid out I in the Chicago Tribune in March nineteen seventy five was one of her ex-husband's had told FBI agents that she appeared one day in the mid nineteen sixty s with a newborn baby, although she had not been pregnant Taylor's explanation. Was that she hadn't realized she was pregnant until she gave birth that morning. The Tribune also said that a woman calling herself Connie read now as a name, the Taylor had used in the nineteen forty s had been at the hospital at the time of baby Paul's abduction. Finally the Tribune noted that the Chicago police had received a tip a week after the kidnapping that a person who could have been the kidnapper had tried to rent an apartment under the name constants Wakefield, which was another name the Taylor, you. Used. All right. Then in may nineteen seventy seven after Taylor was convicted of welfare fraud. The Tribune picked up the story again and wrote that a man named Samuel Harper said he was certain that Taylor had stolen the FRANZ act, baby. This man Sam Harper said the Taylor had several children and infants all white that were staying with her. The Tribune also reported that Harper said he assured Taylor was the kidnapper, because she left that day dressed in a white uniform, and the description of the kidnapper matched Taylor. The Tribune also said that Linda Taylor had even filed a police report after the kidnapping saying she had seen the kidnapper with the baby. You know when you hear all that stuff. Paul. You've heard so many different theories for what happened, I can remember looking on that Facebook page and elsewhere. And people saying, I think it might be this person. I think it might be that person what he what do you make of of it? And, you know, in fairness, this was printed in the Chicago Tribune, which is one of the leading newspapers and the country is this isn't just like some crank theory. Absolutely. And when I spoke to you about this. I thought, wow. I think Josh onto something here. I think that just Linda Taylor might have been the one that kidnapped hall when you hear of this specific evidence against her. What do you think? I had a couple of things that kept me kind of away from thinking my mom, I think, would have noticed if she was, you know, African American, and she was certainly taller than Linda Taylor Taylor's height. And you know, in, in the voice. So I I just I had a hard time really thinking it was her. But then again, you don't know until you know, right? I'm kinda with you where I've ended up with all of this is that I know for a fact that Taylor kidnapped children, she was charged with it. I have first hand accounts from people who know that she cannot kids if, if not baby, Paul know that she was in the vicinity at that time I know for a fact that she would dress as a nurse and would say that she was a nurse. That being said there are reasons to believe that she didn't do at the height thing. I think is, is one that I think by all accounts, the kidnapper was something like five six or five seven, and she is much shorter than that. And, you know, there are, there are other reasons too. I think maybe where we both have landed on this Paul is that if we were in charge of the investigation back, then, she's somebody that would have been a person of interest that you would have wanted to talk to. Oh, absolutely. For a very, very long time with the swinging naked light bulb. We're, we're right there. We're in the in.
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"Taylor claimed. Her name was Constance Wakefield, and that she was the air to gambling, kingpins, vast fortune. The ensuing court hearing proved the Taylor was lying. But so we're Taylor's white relatives who considered her parentage a secret that needed to be hidden. I certainly knew Easter by. These are members of the family talking about this horrible thing that they consider shame in the family that the comms real father was black Taylor was affectively disowned, because she was mixed race. She'd spend the rest of her life, latching onto other people's families. Sometimes she helped them more often. She took advantage of them. When I started reporting on Linda Taylor. One of the first people, I spoke to was her ex husband. Lamar Jones, Taylor Jones, knew each other for less than a week before. They got married in August nineteen seventy four about a week after their wedding Taylor got arrested for welfare fraud their marriage broke up another few weeks after that when Taylor stole Joneses TV set and fled Tarazona. When I talked to Jones on the phone. He had no idea whether Taylor was alive. He hadn't heard a word from her since their briefed dalliance in the nineteen seventies in the course of my research. I made contact with dozens of people who knew Linda Taylor, personally other than Taylor's children. I didn't encounter a single soul. Who'd stayed in contact with her for a long stretch of time. The story was always the same Taylor emerge from out of nowhere upended everything in her path then vanished without leaving a forwarding address in the final episode of this series. I'm going to tell two stories about the lives Linda Taylor changed. The first takes place in the nineteen fifties.
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"They found cash piled on the floor and pouring out of Bank bags jammed inside the closet, and in between the cushions of the couch. The cops believed wake. Field had acquired all those riches unlawfully. So they confiscated everything it took them almost twenty hours to count, the money, the final tally was seven hundred sixty three thousand two hundred twenty three dollars and thirty cents. That would be more than six million today. As the police had suspected Wakefield had made his fortune by taking bets. His game was known as policy was a kind of local lottery, and it played a major role on the social, and cultural life of the southside, here's the Varian Baldwin..
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"Six years ago, a friend sent me an article from the nineteen seventy s about a woman named Linda Taylor. It said the Taylor had committed welfare fraud to the tune of one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year using eighty different aliases. It also said that she owned a bunch of luxury cars had filed a fraudulent police report about stolen furs and had been preparing to open a medical office posing as Dr another article I found said that Linda Taylor, the so-called welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with a mere change of a wig before I read those stories. I didn't know that the welfare Queen stereotype had originated with a real person. A black woman with a for court and fancy cars living, a life of luxury, thanks to unearned government checks. That vicious caricature had been based on Linda Taylor, then used to demonize those who could barely afford a winter coat let alone for that caricature has persisted decade. After decade as aid to the poor has gotten slashed by Republican and democratic administrations. Taylor. Briefly became infamous in the nineteen seventies newspapers wrote up her outrageous exploits, and Ronald Reagan railed against her during his first presidential campaign. But just as quickly as she'd scandalized, the nation Linda Taylor disappeared from view, though. The welfare Queen archetype endured, nobody ever dug into who Taylor really was and what had become a her. I became obsessed.
"queen" Discussed on The Queen
"Hi, I'm Josh Levin, host of slates, new podcast miniseries. The queen. I, I heard Linda, Taylor's name, six years ago. One of the first stories I read about her said, she'd stolen one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in welfare money in a single year that she drove a bunch of fancy cars, and that she used eighty different aliases, another article said, the Taylor the quote welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with Amir change of a wig. But while the myth of the welfare Queen endured Linda Taylor herself vanished from our collective memory almost forty years after Taylor became known as the welfare Queen. I started investigating what she'd really done, and what had happened to her on this podcast. I'm going to tell you what I found, I'll start with how the legend of Linda Taylor began. She was being painted as this big time crook. And she was indicative of all black females, who were on welfare. I'll also get into who Taylor really was in some ways she was victim. Let the Ray lesson of this for me is that people will come their own conclusions based on what their prejudices are. But she was also a villain a Conard est a kidnapper and possibly even a murderer. My grandfather was telling me that she had kidnapped me and they didn't know where. Was he had me solesky here that because he says she was just evil? By the end of the series, you'll know what was done to lend detailer, what she deter others, and what was done in her name. Subscribe to the Queen on apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now, I drops may thirteen.
"queen" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Now, do amazing grace. North. Stop and look at me, slowly like the fuck. Core requested it. Sorry know. This right here. Feel good about it. Oh, so now, we got this. This new one that one from the seventy that's I know about that because Carol Burnett. It was did a parody of it really was popular. Yeah. Oh, wow. I did not know that man. And I guess that'd be the time because I was the year that was born. Now, we got this new in here. And I'm on tell you right now, not not a history buff. And I'm certainly don't know this history radio Scottish history Scottish history. Please feel free to correct Mia us anybody if we all, but there's no in here. What understand you have Marikina Scotland by seriously Ronin? She husband king Francis. A second of France said just died and she returned to Scotland to rule as the Queen won't problem. Already got one. And she's what they want. She's protestant. And this girl is Catholic in whole lot Protestants around. Like, we aim with this, right? We did not ask for this. And things even good worse man because. Okay. Believe in Jesus. Well, we do too. Oh, this is bigger than yours. Montes can beat up Jesus. Jesus. This. They realize that. That they that they have different viewpoints on life. When it comes to religion, Mary, Scott and Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth play Margot Robie. And they say listen, you know to excite him. He's man they going to do it dirty listless join forces. Let's let's make allies unless you know, unless listen, let's work together. So that these dues don't come in here and tears apart. But guys got plans the owns, you know, and forget Catholic they said, listen, we got plans and one of 'em ain't taking orders from a couple of uppity. Broads you believe. Six. And that's when you have to relatives cousins, actually who say they relationship is on the level of sisters. Seeing themselves torn apart by these men who. You know, he's a woman in power. Let's go into a look at this trailer. And we'll be back with our review. Does not look so different from Scotland. Sisters. Queen Elizabeth cousin Mary has returned to take up thrown. Scotty. My cousin. I hope we might need to impair might increase. He reasoning side-by-side. We must do so in harmony drafted by men yourselves. My dear cousin that nation's cherished as we two kingdoms. How did the world come to this servicing? The whims of women. Mary. Never bound her as we before you. My judgment. She's only your creative producing. To have..
"queen" Discussed on RobinLynne
"Take a bribe, but I'll tell you what it's also easy to get caught and we will catch you and hold you accountable. Now, no court date has been set so far. CVS this morning tried to contact all of the defendants in this case and a lawyer for one of them said in a statement, it's important to remember. These are only allegations and all the accused are to be presumed innocent, let's not rush to judgment. Gayle dean. Thank you. All right. That's one of the reasons why do that like public school. State education is because in Detroit is one example. The other cities. Over the school public publicly funded all state, funded educational systems. It public schools, basically, school education, muddied up by politics. No, today's park has once again, it's terrible McQueen at school Seoul versus Queen. Elizabeth, we're going to take a snapshot, a very small microscope and sits snaps of Aretha Franklin, and here's the context, Aretha Franklin, Queen of soul in Queen Elizabeth Queen of. England. We're going to take a snapshot of these two ladies. Basically when it comes to generational? Well. Also known as you know, which was which is created through a state plan. Now, Queen Elizabeth was not as a kid and public schools. She had private tutors, private education. Whereas. Aretha franklin. He's a product of a Detroit public schools is. Aretha Franklin enough behind the eight million dollar state. Now, Queen Elizabeth is a recipient. Of generational. Well, we're, we're going to go matter of fact, we're going to go back in time and tell you how hers stake guts to where his today. And what are we left behind with eight million dollars? 'cause essentially, they're eight million dollars could be basically her for Suns could be on their way to be become billionaires, but here's applying ornament or Retha Franklin left behind no will. So we're going to take a look at some fundamental distinctions. I mean, it can't be because Queen Elizabeth like say, is a recipient of generational wealth through a state frame which anybody was in Santa. My voice can take the exact same steps is the people did in her fam- when number one suggest my foot, if you got kids in public schools rankings but take them out. Queen Elizabeth was basically to a very hard agreed home school. Anybody wasn't asylum voice their kids, grandkids, break, anchor, York, those children. I mean, you gotta go through their parents and all this other stuff. But essentially I can't see any upside the public state funded kings granted, not all school systems or like Detroit. So Washington DC's or 'cause they and other public school systems. I get. Right. They are networking opportunities within a publicly funded platform I get, but. Well, maybe as me, I'm just prejudiced. We can call them away in. But Queen Elizabeth wreck that whole bloodline. Home school. So the money was muddled up. Now we're going to take a little quick two minute into musical insulin from Queen McQueen because last Friday, Queen Elizabeth had Buckingham Palace play respect. I remember going to go into and we're gonna look at some fundamental things which Wayne the to the these queens of civil when it comes to estate planning and Jenner bracing wealth. And let's go to Buckingham Palace playing respect. Okay. Told, you know, told the or whoever assistance and honor of sole reason, Franklin and Buckingham Palace. Their band or whatever they call it. They play that last Friday. Now. Mentioned that Queen Elizabeth was home school. Okay. Just like everybody in the Santa. My voice at NEA. 'cause I'm in school. I go on school online twice a week, home school. So many ways you can do it. But talk about, you know, basically once twelve. She was home schooled. We've Franklin product public school. And that would eight million dollars sting..
"queen" Discussed on The Queen's Court
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"queen" Discussed on KEOM 88.5 FM
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