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07:35 min | 2 years ago

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"Edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. There have not been a lot of bipartisan successes during the Trump administration. Which is why was such a big deal when the president signed the so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's? I use your roscoe's been tracking how the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop programs. Focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool over quired by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's word they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new program that would be a problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far. Has that outside committee? They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step act. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years for a crack cocaine offense, his third offense, and he's still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand and ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties and powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until Somme opens my door and tells me I can go to the ChildLine I can go up to the. Frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. Basics. Yeah. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him when he's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a night food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're gonna figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties raiders just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's phasing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get fresno's ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head and the entire time. I'm just kinda like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now, Laura was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately and be our White House. Correspondent hammer Keith tells us that Flora's did not labeled the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made uneasy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what. Matters. Does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely a big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement, he says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe, Biden behavior has been known noted and talked about and in a literal way, not taken seriously because it's you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing shoulders. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamla Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in.

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07:33 min | 2 years ago

"randy raider" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And I'm H O Martin. There have been a lot of bipartisan successes during the Trump administration. Which is why it was such a big deal when the president signed the so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's? I use your roscoe's been tracking how the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, sha. Good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop programs focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool required by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's word they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up. Then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new programs that would be Rahm. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far as that outside committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who has recently released under the first step back. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years for a crack cocaine offense his third offense, and he still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties in powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the child line. I can go up to the frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him money's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was an eye food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just stay stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're going to figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties writers just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get prisoners ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head and the entire time. I'm just kinda like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now Laura's was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately NPR White House. Correspondent Tim Keith tells us that Flora's did not label the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made an easy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what. Matters. Does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely a big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted and talked about and in a literal way, not taken seriously because it's you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs at one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing shoulders. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. One still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue. Oh, at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamala Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in.

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07:42 min | 2 years ago

"randy raider" Discussed on KCRW

"It's six thirty five. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. There have been a lot of bipartisan successes during the Trump administration. Which is why it was such a big deal when the president signed the so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's Rosco has been tracking. How the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop program. Uh-huh. Focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key. Because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee that's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool. Over quiet by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's word they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new programs that would be a problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? So I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as. Outside committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step act. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years for a crack cocaine offense, his third offense, and he's still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand and ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties in powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the ChildLine I can go up to the frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. The basics. Yeah. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him money's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a ni- food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're gonna figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties raiders just glad in a longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get prisoners ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head and the entire time. I'm just kind of like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now Laura's was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately and be our White House. Correspondent timber Keith tells us that Flora's did not labeled the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made uneasy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what. Matters. Does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely a big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted and talked about in in a literal way, not taken seriously because it's you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs. Right. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing the shoulder. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamala Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in the past NPR's, Tom Ricky, thanks so much. You're welcome..

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07:45 min | 2 years ago

"randy raider" Discussed on KQED Radio

"By Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's? I use your roscoe's been tracking how the. First step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that's more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's the portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop programs focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool over choir by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's word they might miss that. Deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up. Then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new programs that would be a problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far as that outside committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step back. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit Reiter was in prison for fifteen years for a crack cocaine offense his third offense, and he still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand and ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties in powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the line. I can go up to the frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him when he's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a night food sales because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're going to figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties raiders just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step. That's ultimately supposed to address. How do you get prisoners ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head. The entire time. I'm just kind of like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now Laura's was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately and be our White House correspondent hammer Keith tells us that Flores did not labeled the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made uneasy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what matters does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely. A big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because there have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past, and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement, he says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted talked about and in. Literal way, not taken seriously because you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing the shoulders of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamala Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in the past NPR's tamra K, thanks so much. You're welcome. It's NPR news six forty two now. And with another look at how your ride to work is moving along on this Monday morning. Here's Joe McConnell. It's a crawl on eighty westbound.

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KQED Radio

07:36 min | 2 years ago

"randy raider" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm HR Martin. There have not been a lot of bipartisan successes during the Trump administration. Which is why was such a big deal when the president signed the so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. And I use roscoe's been tracking the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment, and that's more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop program. Tmz focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool required by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's worry they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new programs that would be a problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far as that outside committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step back. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years. For a crack cocaine offense his third offense, and he still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand and ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties and powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the child line. I can go up to the frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. Still basics. Yeah. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him when he's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a nice food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're gonna figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties raiders just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get prisoners ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head and Iino the entire time. I'm just kinda like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now Laura's was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately NPR White House correspondent hammer Keith tells us that Flora's did not label the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made easy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what. Matters. Does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely a big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Florus says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement, he says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. I it's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted and talked about and in a literal way, not taken seriously because you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing the shoulder. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his twenty sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamla Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in the past NPR's,.

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"I'm Steve Inskeep. I'm Rachel Martin. There have not been a lot of bipartisan successes during the Trump administration. Which is why it was such a big deal when the president signed the so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's? I use your roscoe's tracking. How the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi show. Good morning. So there are some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop program. Uh-huh. Focused on training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key. Because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool required by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's where they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new programs that would be a problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far as that outside committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step act. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years. For a crack cocaine offense his third offense, and he still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties in powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being it's free. You know, I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the child line. I can go up to the frigerator and grabbing something to eat, you know. Yeah. Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him money's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a night food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're gonna figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties raiders just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get fresno's ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues fixed congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Lou. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head and. Iino the entire time. I'm just kinda like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now Laura's was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately and be our White House correspondent hammer Keith tells us that Flores did not labeled the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made uneasy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what matters does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened, and that is absolutely. A big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more statement says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy Lucy Flora's would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted and talked about and in a literal way, not taken seriously because it's you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy show. It was it was something that was played for laughs. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing the shoulder. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamala Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in the past NPR's, Tom Ricky, thanks so much. You're welcome. You're listening to morning edition on KCRW today on press. Play vita Gupta is a master violinist. He began performing when he was just four years old. But it's still scary being on stage. So much of the work of performance. Now for me is standing in terror and peeling that armor away, I'm Madeline brand. Jay Gupta quit the LA failed to focus on bringing music to people in homeless shelters and in jails, a special one hour conversation about music, social activism, plus the performance today. One on press play on KCRW. Now this from KCRW news for years California's along with the residents of other states have enjoyed buying a lot of stuff online without paying any sales tax. Well, that ends in the Golden State today. Casey, audible us, Eric Roy explains for much of the internet era, California law only required the collection of sales taxes.

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"The so-called first step act into law three months ago. It was an effort supported by Republicans and Democrats to reduce the population in federal prisons and to help those getting out readjust to life on the outside. So they don't end up going back in today. President Trump is meeting federal inmates were freed under that law. NPR's? I use your roscoe's been tracking how the first step act has been implemented and she joins us now. Hi, good morning. So there are apparently some issues with how this law has taken effect. What have you found so for supporters of this law? There has been a big accomplishment. And that's that more than five hundred inmates have been released. Thanks to sentencing changes. That's a portion of the law that activists and supporters say is working out reasonably as intended. But there are some concerns. The Justice department is supposed to develop programs focused on. Training rehabilitation and other prisoner needs. This is key. Because most prisoners will be getting out at some point. And this is the prep work for that. But there's a problem and outside committee. That's supposed to oversee development of this risk assessment tool over quired by law to get these programs off the ground hasn't even been set up yet that deadline passed two months ago, and there's another deadline. Yeah. This risk assessment is supposed to be completed by July. So there's word they might miss that deadline since they haven't even gotten the committee set up then there's also the issue of funding. Some sources have told me that there are that they are hearing that there might not be enough money to develop the tool or the new program that would be problem. So does the administration is the administration acknowledging these issues? Well, so I talked to some administration officials who said President Trump is committed to working with congress to fully fund and implement the law as far as that outside. Committee. They said they are hoping to get the group in place as soon as possible. But in the meantime, the Justice department is working internally to develop the risk assessment tool to attempt to meet that July deadline. So I understand you've had a chance to talk to someone who was recently released under the first step back. Right. Yes. So I talked to Randy raider of east point Michigan outside Detroit raider was in prison for fifteen years for a crack cocaine offense, his third offense, and he's still had more years to serve but he was released as the little over a week ago. Under provisions of the first step back that made a two thousand and ten law that lowered the disparity between crack cocaine penalties in powder cocaine penalties retroactive now, he's home reunited with his mom, Debbie. And here's a little of what he had to say. I mean, you know, I love it. I love being his free. You know? I can go out. I can walk to the store. I don't have to wait until somebody opens my door and tells me I can go to the child line. I can go up to the 'fridgerator. Grab something to eat. You know? Yeah. Those are things that people take for granted. And but there have been some practical challenges for him money's tight because his mom's on a fixed income he was a night food stamps because of his prior convictions. And he's having a hard time getting ID. I just keep telling myself, stay focused, stay focused, even if something blocks my way, that's what I try to do. I just say stay focused. Don't worry about it. We're going to figure it out another way. So there's no doubt that despite those difficulties writers just glad to no longer be incarcerated. But the struggles that he's facing aren't unique. And that's what the first step actors ultimately supposed to address how do you get prisoners ready for life when they're no longer behind bars? That's why there's concern about these new programs being developed, right? And so just real quick where are you going to be looking to determine if these issues get fixed, congress will have to give the appropriate the money? So that's the question. Will it be the seventy five million dollars asked for by the law and pure White House reporter Aisha Roscoe? Thank you. Thank you, just as he considers running for president Joe Biden faces criticism of his not so distant past as vice president in two thousand fourteen Biden traveled to Nevada. He spoke for a democratic candidate for Luke. Tenant governor. And that candidate Lucy Florez is now describing what Biden did backstage. I just all of a sudden feel him get up really close to me. And then he like inhales and proceeds to plant this long kiss on the top of my head in the entire time. I'm just kinda like what is happening. Why is the vice president of the United States kissing me right now, Laura was talking with korva Coleman on NPR's all things considered. Now, Biden has responded with a statement without specifically denying the allegation. He said that women can and should describe their experiences. But he does not believe that he has acted inappropriately NPR White House correspondent hammer Keith tells us that Flora's did not label the act harassment or assault. But did say she was made uneasy. She says that whether it was an innocent gesture or whether it was a sexual gesture none of that matters that it's the person on the receiving end of it. If they believe it's inappropriate, which she does. Then that's what. Matters. Does the timing matter here at all by which I mean, well, it was five years ago and the attention on this kind of behavior was a little different than it is now, absolutely. The the metoo movement has since happened. And that is absolutely a big change. And also, though there's other timing at Joe Biden is in the process of deciding whether he will run for president he is very far along in the process of deciding whether to announce he'll run for president of Flora's says that she's bringing this forward now because. There have been Joe being Joe accusations in the past and and she feels that it needs to be taken seriously. And she doesn't think that he should run for president Biden in his defense says let me read part of his statement more of his statement, he says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once did I ever believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully because it was never my intention. It's noteworthy that Lucy floors would say it's time to take this kind of behavior seriously because I suppose we should I mean, Joe Biden's behavior has been known and noted and talked about and in a literal way, not taken seriously because it's you you see you would see clips of him embracing people on comedy shows. It was it was something that was played for laughs. And one interesting thing that's come out of this one of those clips or one of those still frames was of the the vice president rubbing shoulders. Of the the wife of the Defense Secretary ash Carter Stephanie Carter is her name. And she posted something on medium yesterday. Talking about that moment and saying that it was not an uncomfortable moment for her and she's tired of these pictures popping up that for her. It was just a good friend giving her comfort on a difficult day. There's one still photo where where where she looks like she's uncomfortable. And she says she wasn't uncomfortable at all very briefly how uncomfortable or the various presidential campaigns and dealing with this kind of issue at almost every single campaign has something Bernie Sanders had issues on his two thousand sixteen campaign Kirsten gillibrand and Kamala Harris have aids that have been accused of sexual harassment. This is a conversation that is happening in this campaign in a way that it hasn't happened in the past NPR's timbre K, thanks so much. You're welcome..

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