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"I'm Robin Young. And I'm Tanya Mosley. This is here and now so much has changed in the 20 years since the 9 11 terrorist attacks and policing is one of them for one. Police have more military equipment now. Case in point. Chicago Heights, Illinois recently abolished its park Police force and discovered the department had access to M 16 rifles and disbelief, The mayor of the suburban town said. I don't see any reason why a part time Park district officer would need that type of Arsenal. Washington Post opinion columnist Radley BALCO has been examining policing over the last 20 years. He's the author of Rise of The Warrior Cop and recently updated version of His book is available, which examines policing through the January six Capitol Hill Riot and Radley joins us now Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Yes. Thank you for being here. Park Police with M Sixteens and residents say they weren't told about. This is that unusual? No, it's not unusual. Um this kind of predate September, 11th goes back to kind of the Reagan era drug war. But we have seen militarization of police departments across the country, including and, you know, pretty small towns. One program gives them surplus military equipment from the Pentagon. And that started sort of informally during the Reagan administration, and then formally through a law Congress passed in the nineties. But it was really September 11th in the Department of Homeland Security. That really kind of ramped up the the effort to militarize the police. And what are some of the ways that we saw that ramp up of police militarization after 9 11. One of the chief ways we've seen it is through DHS grants. These anti terror grants the police departments across the country to buy new military grade equipment. These grants really dwarf even the Pentagon surplus program because they go to purchase new equipment. New gear instead of giving police departments, um, surplus gear that's been sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Have created a cottage industry of companies that now exist to cash. These DHS checks in exchange for armored personnel carriers. Armored trucks. Uh, no, um Ballistics gear and all of that. There hasn't been a lot of scrutiny about whether the places that we're receiving this equipment are actual terror threats. So you see them going to places like Fonda lack Wisconsin and a little cities in Idaho, Ohio and in towns in the suburbs. We understand that we saw this increase in gear. Was it also mindset as well. Has that shifted or changed the idea of the purpose of police and cities and towns throughout the country with this military equipment? Yeah. So I think these two things go together, though A lot of this gear was supposed to be used to prevent terror attacks. Once these police departments get it, they tend to use it for more mundane kind of everyday policing. And you know, when you take a police officer, and you dress him or her like a soldier, you train him like a soldier. You are men like a soldier, and then you tell him he's fighting a war, whether it's a war on drugs or crime or terror. That police officers going to start to see himself like a soldier. At least some of them are and that's not really a mentality that we want in domestic policing. This conversation came up for us during the social justice protests where we saw flash bang grenades to stun protesters and sometimes helicopters for crowd control that's been happening for for decades. Beyond those types of things. What are the costs? Not only financially, but What this type of outfitting says to communities and relationships with communities and police. Yeah, well, I think I think it makes communities distrustful of police. So you see it. You're not just in police brutality or police shootings that could have been prevented. You see it also in a breakdown in kind of trust between police and the communities where these types of tactics and gear are used. And so, you know, we see things like really low homicide clearance rates because when you don't have the the trust and cooperation of the community when they fear the police more than they fear the criminals like you know, it becomes more difficult to solve crimes. You referenced the footprints of this long before 9 11 in 1997. The Clinton administration implemented the 10 33 program, which you referenced, which was the surplus program and that operates and all but one state. It has been a political football since 9 11 with President Obama, restricting it, and President Trump then rescinding those restrictions. What's the status of it now? So it is back. President Trump removed the restrictions that the Obama administration had instituted. And I will say I mean the Obama administration, I think, deserves credit for being the first administration really, ever to at least acknowledge that militarization of police is a problem. But the the restrictions that the Obama administration put on the 10 33 program this Pentagon surplus program where Really mostly symbolic a lot, but by the time that those restrictions were put on after Ferguson Lot of police departments had already moved to other ways of getting this kind of gear. 20 years after 9 11. We're really at a point where we're doing. Pretty deep reflection of who we are as Americans what changes we've seen over the last 20 years. Is there any indication that the militarization of police has overall increased public safety? I don't think so. I mean it's it's that's a really difficult thing to measure. There have been some studies that have tried to quantify that and they come to come down all over the place. You know, crime went down dramatically, and for most of the last 20 years, it did go up pretty significantly last year, But that was after about a 20 year decline. Of course..
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"From NPR NW. Bur I'm Tanya Mosley. I'm Robin Young. It's here and now in France today, an historic trial begins of the 20 men charged in the horrific 2015 terror attacks on restaurants, cafes, the Bataclan concert hall and a stadium in Paris. 130 were killed. Hundreds were injured. Thousands terrorised, one of the accused says he'll testify He gave up his profession to become a fighter for the Islamic state. Isis after the 9 11 attacks by Al Qaeda President George W. Bush declared a war on terror, and at that time, people warned it would be like trying to nail a jellyfish to a wall. Al Qaeda was soon joined by Isis, Isis K lone Wolves who don't follow rules of war or fight on the front, the U. S led an invasion of Afghanistan to get Osama bin Laden. Then, two years later invaded Iraq because President Bush said its leader Saddam Hussein, supported bin Laden and had weapons of mass destruction. Both were untrue. Many countries, then went on to fight Isis in Syria. But after those terrible attacks in Paris, BRUSSELS, London a few years ago, there seems to be a local. So where are we in the war on terror? Souad McKennitt is a Washington Post correspondent who covers national security and terrorism in Europe. She's spoken to radicalized jihadists, and she's covered this for decades. So, Souad, what is your answer? Where are we? Well, there are many. There are different layers to this. So on one hand, I would say we do have a situation where Isis was weaker in the past 23 years, which had to do with the collapse of its caliphate. In Syria and in Iraq, and it was you could say a decline in motivation amongst some of these people who have joined Isis. Well, you mentioned a caliphate. This was the goal of Al Qaeda. This is the goal of Isis. To put the world under Islamic ruler ship. Now we rushed to say many who practice Islam. Many in the Muslim faith saw this as a hijacking of their faith. But that's what it was. Yeah, I'm you know, I'm Muslim myself. So let me tell you after the 9 11 attacks this was for me a big A big shock and somebody who grew up in a Muslim family in Europe suddenly to realize that there are people out there who had such a radical interpretation and who had joined an ideology that kind of like hijacked, as you said, the religion for their political motivations. It was a big shock for me and for millions of Muslims, of course, all around the world. However, when you ask, Where are we today? So to be very honest with you what I see online. What I hear from people when I speak to them, people who used to be or were still members of Isis or all who are Members of Al Qaeda is that they feel a new motivation, given that the Taliban are back in Afghanistan, so if extremist groups see the return of the Taliban as a new motivating factor, In, you know, being able to recruit more people and to build new terrorist camps. Then I must say what I foresee for the future is not going to be very rosy. Unfortunately, Well, let's pick up there because we also have to distinguish and this again is part of this murky world that The U. S. The Western world is trying to understand has been trying to understand for over 20 years, the Taliban they see themselves as you know, a political group. You know, a military group that's going to be the leader of the country. There's that distinction that has to be made as well. There is a very important point you're saying here When we talk about the Taliban? We learned about the government, the insurance government of the Taliban. And we saw suddenly that Mullah Barada, who was seen as somebody who is part of the If you can't even say that a more open minded fraction within the Taliban. He's the deputy now, but the person who got the The so called prime minister's position at the moment is someone who is known to be, you know more. Extreme hardliner, and that tells you a lot, And it actually also confirms what I for example, described in my book when I met a Taliban commander who is a member of the decision making body of the Taliban a few years ago, and he said to me, look at my hand does everything will look alike here and I said no, of course not. And he said, And this is how our group is. We have different Fractions within the room. We have some people who are more extremists. We have others who try to be more reformist. So we have to really see which fraction of the Taliban will be. The more powerful one do you think It's fair to say, Or is it to simplicity to say? That the war in Afghanistan Actually created more terrorism. We had very few voices against at the time. We have to remember the pain just the terrible, terrible pain. Of that assault on this country. And it was considered an American to not want to go after these terrorists. But there were voices like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the only one to vote against the 2001 authorization for military force. There were I remember speaking to historians like Anthony Cordesman, who said, you know, maybe a police a surgical police action to go get Osama bin Laden, as opposed to Taking over a country and trying to impose democracy on Afghanistan. While you look for Osama bin Laden, he pointed to the Soviets. Look what happened to the Soviets who also had to, you know, leave the country tail between legs, so there were some voices against it. But is it fair to say they were right that it actually was that invasion and the one that followed in Iraq that fanned the flames of the terrorism that might have been there? After the attacks on September 11th. There were many people in the vast majority of people that I spoke to within Muslim communities understood that the United States of America Would have to go after the people who were behind the attacks. So I did not see that back then in 2000 and one in 2000 and two that the war in Afghanistan was the most motivating. Point for people was in jihadist circles. But what I can say for sure is that the war in Iraq definitely became one of the biggest PR Gifts for Al Qaeda because they used that to say, See now you understand why we did the 9 11 attacks Because this country is trying to invade Muslim land. This country is supporting the wrong forces in the Middle East. Then the other point that later became a big motivation was when President Obama began to send a lot of drones into Vaziri, Stan. And I mentioned that there was a lull. It seems like a law after terrible attacks. Um, the truck that drove into crowds at the Berlin Christmas market in 2016 shootings and bombings in Paris in November, 2015 at the Bataclan Theater. The Charlie Hebdo attack. Bombings in London in 2005. What do you read into the fact that there haven't been more lately? So what we saw happening in Europe was that in the Let's see past 23 years we had kind of like smaller attacks. We have not seen you absolutely right. Something that was Like the Bataclan attacks in Paris. But the way these people who have dedicated their lives for what they call fighting jihad, they get their motivations from From moments when they believe, Okay, Here's an opening for us to go and do something, and this is why I'm saying, I think we all have to be aware we have to watch very carefully. What is happening in Afghanistan now because That might become a new motivator. For some of the groups to sent messages out and tell their sleeper cells or low involves. You should go and do an attack now. There anything that can be done? I mean, what about that thinking of people had jobs or if people weren't feeling disenfranchised? You know that was the conversation after 9 11. What is it that made people so disenfranchised that they would be attracted to this Is there anything that can be done? To tamp down the desire for someone to, you know, to be radicalized and become part of a terrorist organization. The question is, Who do you empower within societies? Do we have any role models? For the Muslim community. If you look at most of the movies or TV series in the past, when we saw Muslim characters, they were most of the time either terrorists or the wives of terrorists or the mothers of terrorism or whatever. It sometimes starts with these really small steps. But what is also very important is I think there has to be a clarity within. You know, Western governments. To be honest, you know, I remember very well. How, After the September 11th attacks, one of the mean motivating factors, for example for the German government to go enjoying the U. S and the war against the Taliban. Was that, they said. We have to freedom women who's talking about the women today in Afghanistan. Souad, mechanic correspondent for The Washington Post, Also author of the book I.
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"Bur I'm Tanya Mosley. I'm Robin Young. It's here and now in France today, an historic trial begins of the 20 men charged in the horrific 2015 terror attacks. On restaurants, cafes, the Bataclan Concert hall and a stadium in Paris. 130 were killed. Hundreds were injured. Thousands terrorised, one of the accused says he'll testify He gave up his profession to become a fighter for the Islamic state. Isis after the 9 11 attacks by Al Qaeda President George W. Bush declared a war on terror. And at that time, people warned it would be like trying to nail a jellyfish to a wall. Well, Al Qaeda was soon joined by Isis, Isis K lone Wolves who don't follow rules of war or fight on the front. The U. S led an invasion of Afghanistan to get Osama bin Laden. Then two years later invaded Iraq because President Bush said its leader Saddam Hussein, supported bin Laden and had weapons of mass destruction. Both were untrue. Many countries, then went on to fight Isis in Syria. But after those terrible attacks in Paris, Brussels, London a few years ago there seems to be alone. So where are we in the war on terror? Sue Ann Mechanic is the Washington Post correspondent who covers national security and terrorism. In Europe. She spoken to radicalized jihadists and she's covered this for decades. So, Souad, what is your answer? Where are we? Well, there are many. There are different layers to this. So on one hand, I would say we do have a situation where Isis was weaker in the past 23 years, which had to do with the collapse of its caliphate. In Syria and in Iraq, and it was you could say a decline in motivation amongst some of these people who have joined Isis. Well, you mentioned a caliphate. This was the goal of Al Qaeda. This is the goal of Isis. To put the world under Islamic ruler ship. Now we rushed to say many who practice Islam. Many in the Muslim faith saw this as a hijacking of their faith. But that's what it was. Yeah, I'm you know, I'm Muslim myself. So let me tell you after the 9 11 attacks this was for me a big A big shock and as somebody who grew up, you know in a Muslim family in Europe suddenly to realize that there are people out there who had such a radical interpretation and who had joined an ideology that kind of like hijacked, as you said, the religion for their political motivations. It was a big truck for me and for millions of Muslims, of course, all around the world. However, when you ask where we today, so to be very honest with you what I see online. What I hear from people when I speak to them, people who used to be or were still members of Isis or all who are Members of Al Qaeda is that they feel a new motivation, given that the Taliban are back in Afghanistan, so if extremist groups see the return of the Taliban as a new motivating factor, In, you know, being able to recruit more people and to build new terrorist camps. Then I must say what I foresee for the future is not going to be very rosy. Unfortunately, Well, let's pick up there because we also have to distinguish and this again is part of this murky world that The U. S. The Western world is trying to understand has been trying to understand for over 20 years, the Taliban they see themselves as you know, a political group. You know, a military group that's going to be the leader of the country. There's that distinction that has to be made as well. There is a very important point you're saying here When we talk about the Taliban? We learned about the government insurance government of the Taliban, and we saw suddenly that Mullah Barada, who's seen as somebody who is part of the If you can even say that a more open minded fraction within the Taliban. He's the deputy now, but the person who got the The so called prime minister's position at the moment is someone who is known to be, you know, more extreme hardliner, and that tells you a lot, and it actually also confirms what I for example, described in my book. When I met a Taliban commander who is a member of the decision making body of the Taliban a few years ago, and he said to me, look at my hand does everything a lookalike here and I said, no, of course not. And he said, And this is how our group is. We have different Factions within the room. We have some people who are more extremists. We have others who try to be more reformist. So we have to really see which fraction of the Taliban will be. The more powerful one do you think It's fair to say, Or is it to simplicity to say? That the war in Afghanistan Actually created more terrorism. You had very few voices against at the time. We have to remember the pain just the terrible, terrible pain. Of that assault on this country. And it was considered an American to not want to go after these terrorists. But there were voices like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the only one to vote against the 2001 authorization for military force. There were remember speaking to historians like Anthony Cordesman, who said. You know, maybe a police a surgical police action to go get Osama bin Laden, as opposed to taking over a country and trying to impose democracy on Afghanistan Wall. You look for Osama bin Laden? He pointed to the Soviets. Look what happened to the Soviets who also had to, you know, leave the country tail between legs, so there were some voices against it. But is it fair to say they were right that it actually was that invasion and the one that followed in Iraq that fanned the flames of the terrorism that might have been there? After the attacks on September 11th. There were many people in the vast majority of people that I spoke to within Muslim communities understood that the United States of America Would have to go after the people who were behind the attacks. So I did not see that back then in 2000 and one in 2000 and two that the war in Afghanistan was the most motivating. Point for people was in jihadist circles. But what I can say for sure is that the one Iraq definitely became one of the biggest PR Gifts for Al Qaeda because they used that to say, See now you understand why we did the 9 11 attacks because this country is Planning to invade Muslim land. This country is supporting the wrong forces in the Middle East, then the other point that later became a big motivation. Was when President Obama began to send a lot of drones into Waziristan, and I mentioned that there was a law it seems like a law after terrible attacks. The truck that drove into crowds at the Berlin Christmas market in 2016 shootings and bombings in Paris in November. 2015 at the Bataclan Theater, the Charlie Hebdo attack. Bombings in London in 2000 and five What do you read into the fact that there haven't been more lately? So what we saw happening in Europe was that in the Let's say past 23 years we had kind of like smaller attacks. We have not seen you absolutely right. Something that was Like the Bataclan attacks in Paris. But the way these people who have dedicated their lives for what they call fighting jihad, they get their motivations from From moments when they believe, Okay, Here's an opening for us to go and do something, and this is why I'm saying, I think we all have to be aware we have to watch very carefully. What is happening in Afghanistan now because That might become a new motivator for some of the groups to sent messages out and tell their sleeper cells or Lone wolves. You should go into an attack now. There anything that can be done? I mean, what about that thinking of people had jobs or if people weren't feeling disenfranchised? You know that was the conversation after 9 11. What is it that made people so disenfranchised that they would be attracted to this? Is there anything that can be done to tamp down the desire for someone to you know to be radicalized and become part of a terrorist organization. The question is, Who do you empower within societies? Do we have any role models for the Muslim community? If you look at most of the movies, a TV series in the past when we saw Muslim characters. They were most of the time either terrorists the wives of terrorists or the mothers of terrorism, whatever its sometimes starts with these really small steps But what is also very important is I think there has to be a clarity within. You know, Western governments. To be honest, you know, I remember very well. How, After the September 11th attacks, one of the mean motivating factors, for example, for the German government to go and join the U. S. And the war against the Taliban was that they said we have to freedom Women. Who's talking about the women today in Afghanistan. Souad, mechanic correspondent for The Washington Post, Also author of the book I was told to Come alone..
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"Mosley. I'm Robin Young. It's here and now in France today, an historic trial begins of the 20 men charged in the horrific 2015 terror attacks on restaurants, cafes, the Bataclan concert hall and a stadium in Paris. 130 were killed. Hundreds were injured. Thousands terrorised, one of the accused says he'll testify He gave up his profession to become a fighter for the Islamic state. Isis after the 9 11 attacks by Al Qaeda President George W. Bush declared a war on terror, and at that time, people warned it would be like trying to nail a jellyfish to a wall. Al Qaeda was soon joined by Isis, Isis K lone Wolves who don't follow rules of war or fight on the front, the U. S led an invasion of Afghanistan to get Osama bin Laden. Then, two years later invaded Iraq because President Bush said its leader Saddam Hussein, supported bin Laden and had weapons of mass destruction. Both weren't true. Many countries, then went on to fight Isis in Syria. But after those terrible attacks in Paris, Brussels, London a few years ago there seems to be alone. So where are we in the war on terror? Sue Ann Mechanic is the Washington Post correspondent who covers national security and terrorism. In Europe. She spoken to radicalized jihadists and she's covered this for decades. So, Souad, what is your answer? Where are we? Well, there are many. There are different layers to this. So on one hand, I would say we do have a situation where Isis was weaker in the past 23 years, which had to do with the collapse of its caliphate. In Syria and in Iraq, and it was you could say a decline in motivation amongst some of these people who have joined Isis. Well, you mentioned a caliphate. This was the goal of Al Qaeda. This is the goal of Isis. To put the world under Islamic ruler ship. Now we rushed to say many who practice Islam. Many in the Muslim faith saw this as a hijacking of their faith. But that's what it was. Yeah, I'm you know, I'm Muslim myself. So let me tell you after the 9 11 attacks this was for me a big A big shock and as somebody who grew up in a Muslim family in Europe suddenly to realize that there are people out there who had such a radical interpretation and who had joined an ideology that kind of like hijacked, as you said, the religion for their political motivations. It was a big shock for me and for millions of Muslims, of course, all around the world. However, when you ask, Where are we today? So to be very honest with you what I see online. What I hear from people when I speak to them, people who used to be or were still members of Isis or all who are Members of Al Qaeda is that they feel a new motivation, given that the Taliban are back in Afghanistan, so if extremist groups see the return of the Taliban as a new motivating factor, In, you know, being able to recruit more people and to build new terrorist camps. Then I must say what I foresee for the future is not going to be very rosy. Unfortunately, Well, let's pick up there because we also have to distinguish and this again is the part of this murky world that The U. S. The Western world is trying to understand has been trying to understand for over 20 years, the Taliban they see themselves as you know, a political group. You know, a military group that's going to be the leader of the country. There's that distinction that has to be made as well. There is a very important point you're saying here when we talk about the Taliban. We learned about the government, the insurance government of the Taliban, and we saw suddenly that Mullah Barada, who's seen as somebody who is part of the If you can even say that a more open minded fraction within the Taliban. He's the deputy now. But the person who got the the so called prime minister's position at the moment is someone who is known to be more Extreme hardliner, and that tells you a lot, And it actually also confirms what I for example, described in my book when I met a Taliban commander who is a member of the decision making body of the Taliban a few years ago, and he said to me Look at my hand does everything her lookalike here and I said, no, of course not. And he said, And this is how our group is. We have different fractions within the room. We have some people who are more extremists. We have others who try to be more reformist. So we have to really see which fraction of the Taliban will be the more powerful one. Do you think it's fair to say, Or is it to simplicity to say That the war in Afghanistan Actually created more terrorism. We had very few voices against at the time. We have to remember the pain just the terrible, terrible pain. Of that assault on this country. And it was considered an American to not want to go after these terrorists. But there were voices like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the only one to vote against the 2001 authorization for military force. There were remember speaking to historians like Anthony Cordesman, who said, you know, maybe a police a surgical police action to go get Osama bin Laden, as opposed to Taking over a country and trying to impose democracy on Afghanistan. While you look for Osama bin Laden, he pointed to the Soviets. Look what happened to the Soviets who also had to, you know, leave the country tail between legs, so there were some voices against it. But is it fair to say they were right that it actually was that invasion and the one that followed in Iraq that fanned the flames of the terrorism that might have been there? After the attacks on September 11th. There were many people in the vast majority of people that I spoke to within Muslim communities understood that the United States of America Would have to go after the people who were behind the attacks. So I did not see that back then in 2000 and one in 2000 and two that the war in Afghanistan was the most motivating. Point for people with in jihadist circles. But what I can say for sure is that the war in Iraq definitely became one of the biggest PR Gifts for Al Qaeda because they used that to say, See now you understand why we did the 9 11 attacks because this country is Planning to invade Muslim land. This country is supporting the wrong forces in the Middle East, then the other point that later became a big motivation. Was when President Obama began to send a lot of drones into Vaziri. Stan and I mentioned that there was a law It seems like a law after terrible attacks. Um, the truck that drove into crowds at the Berlin Christmas market in 2016 shootings and bombings in Paris in November, 2015 at the Bataclan Theater. The Charlie Hebdo attack. Bombings in London in 2005. What do you read into the fact that there haven't been more lately?.
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"I'm Tanya Mosley. I'm Robin Young. It's here. And now today is the day we pause to honor the workforce and in the next few minutes to honor the role of cruise ships in the working lives of women. I know when you think of women on cruise ships in the early 19 hundreds, you probably picture wealthy heiresses with hat boxes, and there were plenty. Gloria Vanderbilt and her twin sister, Thelma Furness, Among them. Film A was the longtime mistress of the Prince of Wales until she introduced him to her friend Wallis Simpson. He promptly sailed off with her abdicating the throne. But in her new book, Maiden Voyages, British author Sean Evans includes the women below decks. Immigrants coming to find work in America or fleeing Nazi Germany or joining husbands after World War. Two cruise ships were repurposed to bring war brides pregnant and with infants, Children. To the U. S. That it was a leap in the dark as indeed, traveling transatlantic always was in those days. If you left your home country, you might not see those people that you loved AGR again. And one of these women described herself famously as heartsick, love, sick and seasick. There was great danger. The Titanic struck an iceberg. The Lusitania was torpedoed in 1915. The Britannic hit a mine in 1916. We learn about Violet Jessup, who survived all three sinkings witnessing lifeboats being lowered from the Britannic right into rising propellers. Just terrible. Joseph was a stewardess serving first class passengers, part of a new female workforce unparalleled on land. We spoke about them with Sean Evans for a virtual event put on by the American Ancestors Speaker series from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Hundreds attended to hear about women like the unfortunately named Edith Sour, but She was something called the conductress. The women who are conductress is they're employed specifically to look after unaccompanied women and Children, especially in third class. There was a great concern immediately after World War one about what was known as the white slave trade women in particular, who were put on these ships from Europe. They didn't speak any other languages. They were traveling alone, and they will pray to being picked off by unsavory characters. So these conductors is were employed specifically to look after the moral as well as the physical welfare and eat a salad. But a Terrific character who's unpublished memoir is in the Imperial War Museum in London. I turned it up. She started off as a type of she hated type. So she went to work on the ships. You describe one of the immigrants that was there in third class. Her name was Mary. She was the youngest of 10 and the family and in Scotland, and she travels to New York met a guy named Fred Trump. I became the mother of Donald Trump. Mary was one of the immigrants she was. Marianne McLeod was an economic migrant managed to scrape together enough money in 1932 set out for New York. She put herself down as a domestic servant as most women did, Because if you didn't put down domestic servant they might not let you in. Yeah, you give us so many reminders. There were many tragedies at sea. They look. It was a very dangerous place to work. Violet Jess at the unsinkable Stewart as she was one of the ones in the lifeboat or who left the Britannic. The back end of the ship was going upwards. And so the propellers were turning and she watched in horror as successive little boats were drawn into the wake and just chopped up and she died out of her boat just in time. Went underneath the boat had a head injury but was full to safety. So some of these women I write about actually took matters into their own hands. They were female staff on board ships. They were stewardesses or cooks or cashiers, whatever. And they did their lifeboat skills, so they knew how to manage a lifeboat. How to make the Monroe had to launch it with a dab. It's going down in the worst of it. And so a lot of these women were really quite punchy, um, feisty women in the twenties and thirties, so I thought, Well, I'm not going to Some poor little sap. I'm going to learn how to steer and roller lifeboats. So I've got some control over my own destiny. How did you do your incredible research? Here's some questions coming in. My ancestors immigrated from Germany and Sweden. 18 86. I can't find entry records or ship logs, somebody else, writes Are there any archives for the American line? My grandfather, Great aunt and her husband were employed in the early 20th century as first mate, Hostess and captain, mostly on SS ST Louis. I want to find out more about them, someone else, writes My mom sailed tune from Europe in the fifties. Where can one begin trying to research info about specific voyages? Okay, Well, this is where Google is your friend. I went to the Fantastic Cunard archives, which are in the University of Liverpool. But I also use the Imperial War Museum archives. British Library, that sort of thing Now Fantastic archives exist in the states. No. There is the museum of about ocean liners in New York. You can just start by Googling. They forgot the name the ship. If you know the name of your ancestors, there are records as to who entered which country When And on What ship? It does Take a bit of legwork, but it can be done. Start with your own local history. Society of genealogy Society, but look also at records of entry points into America. Obviously, Ellis Island is one of them. Well, I was also thinking that again, the unfortunately named Edith Sour, but who shepherded all these women in steerage. She took copious notes and as I was reading as you quote, and I'm thinking, that's going to be someone's grandmother. Such a thrill When you see someone's name, you know, I mean, if you if you go to the the archives of various shipping companies, so, for example, Cunard they've got passenger lists. You can look them up online, and they only tend to keep the passenger names from the 1st and 2nd pass. Which is interesting because so class we Usually only going one way, but it isn't impossible to find records of people who traveled in third class and again. Ellis Island immigration records in New York where you want to be looking, you can start by looking at, um, newspapers because I also go to newspapers a lot. We had a very interesting question, Robin. One person I noticed, as did I look at the onboard newspapers produced on board these ships? Yes, I did. They were fascinating. Well, I found one in the British library, but I mean library will have them..
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"From NPR and vur. I'm Robin Young. And I'm Tanya Mosley. It's here And now Republicans in a handful of states are now considering mimicking the New Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks and deputized as private citizens to enforce that law. One of those states. Mississippi already has a different law on the books banning the procedure after 15 weeks. That law is currently not in effect, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to it this fall. But a bigger question is what threatened Mississippi's law could have on access to abortions nationwide and with us as Mary Ziegler, she's a legal historian and law professor. At Florida State University. She's also the author of Abortion and the Law in America, and she joins us Now with more welcome. Thanks for having me thank you for being here, Mary. There are notable differences between the Texas law and the Mississippi law. But the broader challenge is Mississippi's request. The Supreme Court overturn Roe versus Wade, which legalizes abortion throughout the U. S. Can you break down Mississippi's arguments specific to Roe versus Wade? Yes. So Mississippi in Texas, really, in a way to are focused on what they view as the weakness of Roe, which is the idea that there's a right to choose abortion. Before viability, which is the point at which a survival is possible outside the womb. And viability has been criticized by bioethicists by some of the justices on the Supreme Court. And so abortion opponents have fixated on it as a sort of opening to attack abortion rights. More broadly, but Mississippi, I think recognizes that if viability is gone Then the court has modified row and really fundamental ways and either that would open the door to overturning Roe this year in 2022, or two weakening that precedent substantially so that the court might overrule it, For example, in 2023, which would be around the time row would be turning 50. The The justices have reportedly deliberated privately for months on whether to review this Mississippi law, and we know that the court has never really come close to overturning Roe v. Wade. But now we have this Texas decision Does that give us any indication of how the court may decide in this Mississippi case. I mean, yes and no. Because Texas went to great lengths to avoid a direct confrontation with Ro. The state designed its law in such a way that it would be very difficult to challenge in federal court, using this doctrine called sovereign immunity. So because of the 11th amendment, It's very hard to sue states directly and the only path to doing that is to sue a state official who is charged with enforcing a constitutional law. But Texas as you mentioned Instead, deputize is private citizens and only private citizens to sue abortion providers and people who ate or bet those seeking abortions. And so the state has said there is no official who can enforce this law. Therefore, there is no way to challenge it in federal court. So even if it directly contradicts Roe v. Wade, which it does, There's no way a federal court can actually do anything about it. So the Supreme Court seem to be buying that argument, which doesn't tell us necessarily what the court would do with the law that does directly confront Roe v. Wade like the Mississippi statute. On the other hand, it seems to me that a court that was seriously concerned about the right to choose abortion would not have been so cavalier about letting a law go into effect that effectively eliminates abortion in one of the nation's most populous states. So it's certainly not a good sign if you're concerned about our right to choose abortion. Want to break down two points that that you previously made. How much does presidents actually matter here? Well, I mean, president will be huge when we're thinking about what's going to happen with Mississippi because we have a six justice majority comprised of conservatives and most court watchers believe that those conservatives are not convinced on the merits that there is or should be a right to choose abortion. So the only reason those justices may hesitate to reverse Roe is because they believe in precedent or because they want to at least appear as if they believe in precedent. So I think the question becomes whether the justices think that the precedent of row has been weakened or contradicted so much by things like this Texas law that there's nothing much left for them to have to respect or salvage. And that's certainly the argument that abortion opponents have made in recent years. You also use this term fixated on the viability argument. I mean, there has definitely been a chipping away at this. Essentially, Roe versus Wade says women have the right to an abortion before viability, but there's no universal agreement. As you said. This is why we're seeing so many heartbeat bills passed Republican legislatures, But can you break this down for us a little bit more what we're talking about here when we say viability. When we're talking about viability, we're talking about a point at which a premature delivery of some kind is likely to result in survival, and the Supreme Court in 1973 set viability as the point at which states could ban abortion. And it wasn't particularly as far as we know, based on the historical evidence, the the most important part of the court's opinion. In fact, Harry Blackmun, at one point had thought of making the abortion, right. Stop at the end of the first trimester. But some of his colleagues, particularly Thurgood Marshall, argued that that would make it impossible for people of color to access abortion because they might not be able to get the resources to do so. So early in pregnancy. So sensible viability has been the dividing line, but it's always been controversial. So bioethicists have asked whether viability is a good reflection of when we think human life takes on moral or ethical value. Um they, some of even some pro choice bioethicists have questioned whether it makes sense. Supreme Court justices often led by Standard Day O'Connor have argued that viability is unworkable Standard. Because as technology evolves, or even as technology varies, depending on where one lives right, The technology in a wealthy urban area may be very different than in a low income rural area. It was unworkable to anchor constitutional rights to something that was always changing. So viability has come in for a lot of criticism and abortion opponents saw that as an opening. To attack abortion rights to see the viability framework should change. And if it does to say if this fundamental part of Roe v. Wade has been flawed from the beginning, maybe the rest of Roe v. Wade is just as bad it needs to be reconsidered..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The Taliban reportedly are preventing a number of chartered flights from leaving Afghanistan. The New York Times says three flights approved by the U. S are set to evacuate hundreds of people from the airport in Mazari Sharif to an air base in Qatar. The Times cites documents it's reviewed, indicating dozens of those passengers are Americans. Afghanistan will be the focus this week when Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds talks with officials in Qatar and Germany. Germany's ambassador to China has died less than two weeks after he took up the post. NPR's Emily Fang in Beijing says it's not yet clear how 54 year old Jan Hecker died. Before becoming Berlin's envoy to Beijing, Hecker was best known as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief foreign policy advisor. He was a prominent figure in crafting European foreign policy, especially in contending with China's economic and political rights. That familiarity with European politics would have given Germany and by extension, the European Union continuity and its China policy. After Merkel finishes her last term, Hecker was also very familiar with American politics. Helping shepherd numerous multilateral statements and exchanges across the Atlantic. His last event as ambassador to China was only three days ago and the German Embassy in Beijing. Berlin has not yet stated what his cause of death was. Molly Fang. NPR NEWS Beijing This is NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what? Good morning. Tens of thousands of South Lake Tahoe area residents are allowed to return to their homes for the first time. Since they were pushed out last week because of the massive called or fire. Favorable weather over the weekend allowed crews to strengthen containment lines. Several evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings yesterday afternoon. El Dorado County Sheriff's Sergeant Simon Brown says returning citizens should stock up on food and water, be cautious on the roads and be wary when returning to their homes. The delicate balance between humans and bears has been upset over the last week or so. So that is gonna be a big challenge law enforcement and working really hard to do what they can to keep the bears out of people's homes. Please call us if you need any assistance. If you think as a bear in your house, give us a call. The Cal door fire still threatens over 28,000 structures and his destroyed over 700 homes in this year of foothills. San Francisco supervisors are considering outlawing unregistered parts used to build so called ghost guns. This week, an ordinance would make it a misdemeanor to ship gun parts without serial numbers to San Francisco or to possess those parts in the city. The city has seen a recent explosion of unregistered home assembled guns with more than 100 ceased in the first half of this year, according to Police Department statistics. San Francisco's district attorney sued three California based gun part manufacturers last month, alleging they misled customers on the legality and registration requirements of privately assembled firearms. Brian what KQED news Support comes from service up with one collect service up, We'll pick up a car, repair it at a local shop and return it visits service up. Dot io. Ahead on morning edition. Rachel Martin talks to New York City Councilman Justin Brandon about how his district is recovering from the damage of last week's rain and flooding He represents district 43 in Brooklyn. I'm Robin Young, confused by all the offerings on streaming services will film critic Tipper has a new newsletter to let you know about gems like this one. It's this wonderful, hilarious, moving, philosophical Danish action movie. You've seen this thing on your cue. It doesn't look like much. It's actually worth seeing next time here Now, here now, with a story whether you hear it here via our audio streamer over the airwaves on KQED at 11 Support for NPR comes from.
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"I'm robin young. Just in time for the fourth of july here no resin ship. Kathy guns demonstrate some of her grilling favorites including a simple that delicious clam student foil throw tomatoes on there and then we grow. Our clams are top. We don't open them because the heat will open them next time here now coming your way at noon today here on news. Ninety seven support comes from. Ut health home to the ut health behavioral sciences center and dr john zora's who was developing therapies for treatment resistant depression more about the many faces of beauty health at ut h. dot edu slash many faces and from all be clothed attorney a law partner with mick gannon slunk rich providing mediation and arbitration services and complex business and commercial disputes. And houston on simmons central texas. Paul declawed more. Mcginnis law dot com. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen. We're in the middle of this week's political roundup today with rice. University's mark jones. And the university of houston's rene cross vice-president kamala harris visited the texas mexico border late last week. Former president trump and governor abbott are visiting the border today This all comes mark as there's a new. Ut texas tribune poll out in recent days suggesting immigration policy could be a real potential problem for democrats in texas. Well it is. It's a policy that republicans have consistently used to their advantage of since the days of rick. Perry that is there's a majority in texas who won a secure border and as long as republicans avoid rhetoric that seen as racist or anti latino it can be a winning message it also is a tricky issue for democrats especially the by the administration because he leaves no one satisfied in that he's not doing enough to block Undocumented immigration as the case right now but then for progress and so conservatives are upset with them but progressives feel that he's not doing enough to make it easier and more humane for people to migrate. And so it's a tricky issue and you saw comma harris In some ways avoid it should when she was going to the border so she could ever border photo op. She went to el paso which is about as far away as as you can get from the real where the action occurs in undocumented migration which is down in the rio grande valley so she went to el paso. Was there for about six or seven hours. Did some photo ops didn't even go to fort bliss where undocumented migrants are being held and then she flew out because it is a touchy subject. She felt she had to go to the border but she didn't really want to get involved with the border safe to say. Though in terms of the length of an appearance we could see the same thing from former president. Trump and governor abbot. Today oh i think so. I think photo op is the appropriate word regardless of who is visiting Whether it's el paso or down in the valley You know again. Immigration reform is so huge. And this is not something that's going to be taking care of with a few visits Down to the border even if they were there for days or weeks. This is something that's going to take a while to tackle and you know it's more as a biden administration goes five months in. That's just not enough to to do anything meaningful. that said. i think this is a conversation though. We could have had in in large measure eight nine ten years ago and had been the same conversation. Right now i mean. That's you know there was a time. I think teddy kennedy back when we had the last. True effort for bipartisan reform. Made the statement that this is our last chance. You know. it's going going to get tougher. And that was during the george w bush administration and since that time period things have just gotten worse and both sides of become more intractable. And we're seeing you know one of the real issues is. Us immigration law isn't going to do anything to stop the push factors in places like el salvador honduras and guatemala. Where conditions are so bad locally. That people are going to take any risk just to get out of there and that's one thing that people often don't understand you can build another mile of all as governor. Abbot proposes to do along. The you know over a thousand mile long border. That's not gonna really had any impact discouraging people to migrate when they living gang infested cities in tegucigalpa. san salvador and also in deepa endemic poverty. Rene that same. Ut texas tribune poll included some questions. About how texans feel about governor abbott and he remains of course quite popular with the gop but overall there's kind of a split in terms of attitudes towards him are his priorities. Texas voters priorities. I don't think so not overall because there's a number of issues where we've seen strong support whether it's legalization of marijuana and small amounts medicaid expansion That is heavily favored by both republicans and democrats and we can see. Those two issues in particular have went absolutely nowhere. So i think that governor abbots priorities are the priorities of his most vehement supporters the most conservative of republicans and that those most conservative republicans are the ones that are most likely to vote in the upcoming primary mark in the meantime Let's look at the state of missouri for a second They've got a new law there. one of a number that we're seeing floated around in state legislatures a sort of second amendment protection law imposes a fine on any state or local official who enforces a federal gun law. That's not also a missouri law. Can you do that no you. Can't you can't do that. Violates the supremacy clause and as a result. What we're going to see is missouri. That saint louis and kansas city was going to sue missouri which is pretty much everywhere else in the state He's not wrong folks. I grew up in saint. Louis i went to school in columbia missouri but grew up in saint louis missouri. You're so so. They're going to city of saint louis and saint louis county in missouri have already sued. Missouri are about to and so this'll get blocked in the courts. It's purely more political theater than anything else. At least we had similar legislation. I'll be at not this. I guess extreme passed here in texas in terms of turning this into a second amendment sanctuary state although that deals with future federal law which hasn't been passed yet but that wall will also be deemed unconstitutional. At which time that state tries to enforce it. Does this suggest rene that maybe the state of missouri and maybe some other states are more extreme when it comes to gun rights than even texas despite the lone star state's reputation absolutely in fact mark. And i were talking about that before we came in that missouri appears to have even more conservative republicans within their party than we do here in texas and also larger majorities in the state legislature rene There is a new chair of the harris county democratic party. What should we know about. His name is. Otis and i will say his last name very slowly. Because i am known to butcher names of a guru off on otis guru. He's a u h alumnus of Political science department and he had served as the communications director for the harris county democratic party before and is more recently been the chief of staff for state representative john rosenthal. He's the first african american to serve as county chair as well as the youngest so Otis seems to be carrying on Judge hildalgo 's legacy as far as being the first person of color being the youngest I think this is a good thing for the democratic party. If they indeed or trying to recruit more Younger people and diverse the diverse population.
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"From NPR and W bur. I'm Robin Young. And I'm Peter O doubt this is here. And now one year ago this week, China imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong that criminalised protest and curbed the city's long cherished semi autonomy from the mainland. Critics called it the end of Hong Kong when it passed and some of their dire predictions have come true. Police have arrested protesters, journalists and pro democracy lawmakers. And last week under government pressure, the Popular Apple Daily newspaper published its final issue. Louisa Lim is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Melbourne and host of the little Red Podcast. She joins us now, Louisa welcome. Oh, thank you for having me and I want to start with this news about Apple daily. Last week, The newspaper published its final issue and sold more than a million copies on its last day. What did the paper mean to the city? Apple Daily was in many ways, not just a newspaper, but kind of like an institution. I'd say for the city it was the last pro democracy newspaper that existed. It was set up 26 years ago by its founder, Jimmy Lai, who was clothing tycoon. His mission had always been to be quite explicitly pro democracy. You know, when there were marches calling for democracy, Apple would have kind of front page full front page is calling for people to go out. It would include placards for people to wave at the marches. And it would one stories that were very critical of China. I mean, sometimes it was very kind of racy and had quite ethically dubious stories. But it stood out from other newspapers. And when the other newspapers were brought up by pro China owners, and their coverage became more and more formulaic. Sometimes, you know, all of them would have The same front page, which was an advert by the Hong Kong government. Apple Daily was the only one that would sort of report the news. So I really stood as a symbol of free speech, freedom of expression, so that's one reason why its disappearance has been so hard for Hong Kongers. And so if it was the last pro democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, and it was this symbol, what does it mean for democracy that it's gone? Well, we have seen that narrowing of space for pro democracy forces in Hong Kong. Ever since the protests ended, But in particular, that move has really accelerated over the past year since the national security legislation came into force. The day after the national security legislation was passed, We began to see people being arrested for shouting slogans that people have been shouting for years. Then books began disappearing from Library shelves. Last week, We saw someone who was taken away with a bag over his head after he held a protest flag out the window and then just a couple of days ago. Somebody else was arrested because he had his stickers saying Liberate Hong Kong. And apparently, his neighbor turned him in. So as one online publication, put it, You know, it looks like the era speech. Crime has come to Hong Kong. Well, this conflict between pro democracy advocates and Beijing goes back obviously further than this national security law from last year. In modern history. In 2014, there was a policy paper that used the term comprehensive jurisdiction. This came from Beijing, and it was used to describe the Chinese government's intentions for Hong Kong. It was two years after President she came to power. How important was that document? And what does that phrase mean? Exactly comprehensive jurisdiction. I'd just like to go back to the framing of that question. You said a conflict between pro democracy advocates. We're not talking about a conflict. We're talking about the ability of people to express themselves. Openly without being arrested. What we're seeing is a dramatic narrowing of freedoms, which is very, very punitive. Let's not forget that China signed an agreement with the United Kingdom. Called the Joint Declaration in 1984, and when Hong Kong went back to Chinese rule. The basic law, which China had at that point adopted as Hong Kong, as many constitution, said that Hong Kong's way of life should be allowed to continue. Unchanged until 2047 for 50 years. Now what we're seeing is massive changes. The reason that we're seeing these is because China was so spooked by the huge demonstrations. That broke out in 2019. And as you mentioned the umbrella movement in 2014, when Hong Kong is occupied the streets these of all sort of alarmed Beijing. And its playbook doesn't really allow for negotiation or compromise. It really only allows for suppression, and I think it sees Hongkong's freedoms as inimical. Twist ability to continue in power. To that point. I was really struck by your description recently in the Washington Post of the you know, nearly invisible way that people in Hong Kong marked this year's anniversary of the 1989. Tiananmen Square massacre with with basically nothing when you compare it to the huge show of solidarity in the streets just a couple of years ago. How complete in the last couple of years has this crackdown on dissent, Ben Well, if China had its way, it would be really quite overwhelming. But I think what Beijing hasn't really accounted for is the sort of stubbornness of Hong Kong people and that determination to show defiance even in very small ways. So, for example, those one quite famous shop where the owner is known for supporting democracy am when that shop got into trouble. We saw this gigantic queues of Hong Kong people lining up To buy things at that shopped in the show of support, and that's the reason why so many people came out to buy the last copy of Apple daily and you know people were getting up. At midnight to stand in line for hours to get their hands on on one final copy because the methods of Protest and now so limited and what has happened to the people who were protesting in the streets of the lawmaker, the pro democracy lawmakers. Many of those pro democracy lawmakers and very prominent activists who were protesting in the streets are now behind bars activists like Joshua Wong Have been given jail sentences for illegal assembly and that was for attending those protests and often peaceful protests of that, and then we had the case of 47 other politicians and activists who in the Democratic camp, the pan Democratic campus. It's called And they held primary polls to try and decide who would be election candidates and under the national security legislation. Those polls were considered a conspiracy against the government. And so many of them are behind bars awaiting trial on subversion charges. We've also seen quite a few people fleeing Hong Kong into exile. So you know, a year later. What we've seen is that pro democracy camp has basically been wiped out. And so from the perspective of Beijing that national security law has unfortunately worked. Well, the national security law was a blunt instrument, and it has done what it was meant to do. But I think the thing is that they haven't yet finished. This is only the beginning. What we're seeing is a massive ideological campaign, which is really now only just starting, and that's basically reformatting. All of Hong Kong society to put national security at the heart of everything. It is transforming Hong Kong society. It has transformed Hong Kong society. What the end point is, I don't think anybody really knows yet. Do you think it's fair to say that the United States and other Western countries don't really know what to do about this? I mean, I think I don't know whether they know what to do or not. What I would say is the actions that we have seen have, I don't think been taken very seriously by China. What we're seeing is really a lot of kind of high level hand wringing. A lot of Statements, uh, deploring this kind of action, but really not a lot of concrete actions, and I think that kind of response is enabling Beijing to move faster and faster. And so it's really, you know, opportunistically using this window, uh, to sort of, you know, roll up as many of Hongkong's freedoms as it can. Louisa Lim, senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Melbourne and host of the little Red Podcast. Thank you so much. Thank you. And you're listening to here and now.
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"I'm Robin Young. Ah, the songs of spring as the winter world leaves and the What is that exactly? Returns We'll get a primer on spring bird songs across the country next time here now, today at noon on 90.1 of you A B. I don't know. This is city light on W A. B e. I'm lowest, writes us. Thank you for listening. Let's get back to more of my conversation with the author Rachel Lynde Solomon. She spent 10 years working as a producer in public radio. Her novels, The ex Talk is set in a fictional public radio station in Seattle. Where to journalists pretend to be excess and deliver relationship advice. Live on air. Listeners love the co hosts Shay and Dominic and I asked Rachel Solomon to discuss the impact of this show success. This was actually one of the most challenging things to show in the book and one thing. I kind of dragged my feet on a little bit because throughout the book are some transcripts from the radio show, and it's really tough to show. Okay, I want this show to be skyrocketing and popularity. But now I have to write this thing that is supposedly getting very popular and make it believable to the reader that these interactions these characters were having on air. Something that people are really responding to. So originally, those transcripts were very short. And I'm very glad that my agent and my editor asked for a little more of them because Otherwise, you just don't see it. You don't see that rise in popularity. Um, but what I was really basing it on is just be relationship that a lot of us as listeners have with the hosts of shows that were really attached to. I know that just with some of my favorite podcast like friends of mine, we will constantly like Use inside jokes from that podcast in our regular lives, and we view those hosts as almost friends, even though they don't know us, But you talk about them like Oh, did you? Did you hear what Jamie said the other day? Um, it's just I really love that relationship between a listener and the host. And especially when people are talking about something a little more personal and giving more information about their personal lives. Even if in this case it is alive that the listeners don't know about you just feel this really strong connection. That comes through resoundingly. Thank you. You know you've arrived when you make the apple podcasts top 100. And justice. Some years back. We saw Brangelina and Bennifer for the hosts of the ex talk hash tag. Shame Minnick is trending or was, it would be shame a nick Yes, Shame. A Nick is fun sounding. When she is scared. She recite something to herself that I would love for you to read. Page 1 77 the last paragraph and final sentence. Oh, yeah, I remember. I knew exactly what you were going to say..
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"From NPR and W bur. I'm Robin Young and I'm Tanya. Mostly it's here and now in his first day in office, President Biden signed in order repealing what are thought to be some of the Trump administration's harshest immigration policies. He repealed a travel ban halted the border wall construction and the remain in Mexico policy, and he moved to preserve and fortify the deferred action for childhood arrivals program. Which protects some 700,000 people brought to the United States is Children from being deported. Joining us now to talk more about this is Leon Kraus, Univision News anchor and Washington. Post column Welcome to the show. And it seems that we don't have Leon Cross. He's gone eyes that you almost had him. It's like a fish on a line. You almost had him there, and we are waiting on this end for NPR's David Folkenflik. It's like in here from the studio. We have him. We could go to that. This is live radio people reminding that we do a lot of live radio here. We have David Folkenflik. It sounds like no. We now have David Folkenflik. So I'll let you take it from there. And I know how much you want to talk about the DACA, uh, thinking, and so we will make sure that we do that. But now two How will the President Biden in the White House affect the news? Landscape up former President Trump came from? Ah, combative reality television background. You're fired. He brought that chaos and competitiveness. The country's top office. Now we have the man he derisively called sleepy Joe Biden. Let us bring in NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik so glad you're here, David. Hey, great to join you guys. Hope you can hear me fine. Because Tony and I like each other, but we'd much rather interview people like you. So let's talk about this landscape. On day one Fox News opinion host came out swinging against new President Biden here, Sean Hannity. His first address to the nation, Joe predictably meandered his way through what is a truly un remarkable, totally forgettable, even pre rehearsed set of remarks. Let's be honest, the rest of the media mob. They were just flat out lying to the American people as per usual, this was not in any way shape matter of form. A memorable speech. The rest of the media mob That included in Fox is news division Fox's Chris Wallace because he called binds inaugural address the best he'd ever heard. David, We know there's a divide within Fox, but it seems more pronounced since Trump ditched Fox News for other networks, one America and other, You know partisan outlets because Fox News acknowledged that Biden won So what's going on in Fox? Well, I think it's important to note that Trump didn't really ditch Fox. What Trump did was get angry at those at Fox, who would sometimes admit facts against his interest or report the news. And there are some journalists at Fox, who worked diligently to do just that. It's just not the point of Fox. Trump double down on the sort of sycophantic far right media and on those folks within Fox, who comprise a lot of its most important hours, people in prime time. Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, Fox and friends, people who would give him time of day We just heard Sean Hannity described the rest of the media as a mob. Let's think about the word mob. In what context We've heard that in the past couple weeks we heard about him, saying that the rest of media is lying to you. Let's think about the way in which the American people were lied to by the ex president and some of his most prominent supporters, some of them on Fox News itself. What Fox is desperate to do is to try to hold on to the president's core voters who had been very demoralized by what's happened, which they've said repeatedly. And to keep that is their base. How do they do that? Well, they pivot away from talking about the events of 16 or the rifts within the Republican Party about questions of accountability and they focus all on. Let's look back at Hunter Biden. Let's find ways to attack Joe Joe Biden. Let's find ways to figure out lines to demonize Kamila Harris, the new vice president..
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"Robin Young and I'm Tanya mostly, And on this inauguration day, it's here now. Joseph Robinette Biden Junior do solemnly swear that I will faithfully exit President Biden was sworn in today as the 46, president of the United States with a call for unity, and he addressed those who did not support him. While those who did not support us let me say this. Here me out as we move forward. Take your measure Me and my heart. If you still disagree, so being that's democracy. That's America. The right to dissent peaceably when the guard rails of our republic is perhaps this nation's greatest strength. You hear me? Clearly? This agreement must not lead to this union. I pledge this to you. I will be a president for all Americans. Oh, American Vice President elect Kamila Harris was sworn in as the first woman and first Black and South Asian American vice president. This is two weeks to the day after an insurrection by mostly white pro trump extremists. And just a day after the country marked 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus, Let's bring in NPR political reporter Juana Summers, who joins us now from Washington Welcome Leather. Wanna? The president called for the ending of the uncivil war. That's in his words that pits red against blue and rule versus urban what stuck up to you most about his speech. Yes. So as a politician, President Biden is someone who has made the challenge of unity of bringing people together. Ah, hallmark of his campaigns, and that was certainly on display here. It was very evident and the words that he very deliberately chose. He saw it in the speech to begin the process of bringing healing and unity to an incredibly fractured nation. I believe he described this as a historic moment of crisis and challenge. He made clear that Americans are united in the same fight against these swirling crises that the country faces in terms of the corona virus pandemic that has killed so many Americans. The economic challenges that have so acutely felt by so many of us As well as the ills of racism and racial unrest that we have seen play out that this country has been reckoning with for some time but very powerful Lee this year. He clearly wants to be someone who is a president, he said. For all Americans And you mentioned the economy. He started with the economic fall out from the pandemic. Let's listen. Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. Cry for racial justice. Some 400 years in the making moves us..
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"Anything for Selina, Lifelong fan and host Maria Garcia explores how Selena Keith Ania changed music, pop culture and American identity now on apple podcasts. From NPR and W bur. I'm Robin Young. And I'm Tonya mostly and on Inauguration day this is here and now Joseph R. Biden was sworn in today as the 46, president of the United States, and he's hit the ground running on his presidential agenda with several executive orders that are largely aimed at undoing the actions of Trump. But perhaps beyond what anyone president can do, or undo the wounds of the country cut deep. Let's bring in NPR's Ron Elving to reflect on this national moment of reflection. And Ron. Thank you for joining us. Good to be with you, Tanya. Yes, absolutely. Biden's first action signing executive orders on immigration, Environmental Justice and Rhys ending Trump's Muslim travel ban. That seems like a lot on the first day. What more can we expect? We can expect more of same there will be many other executive orders in the 1st 10 days. We have been told by Ron claim he will be the first White House chief of staff for Joe Biden. And Ron Klain has said that these 1st 10 days are going to be days of action and we're going to see more with respect to climate change. We're going to see Maura with respect to Immigration policy. We already know the president wants to bring out a platform of immigration reform that features a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people currently in the country without proper documents, and that would be an eight year program. To make it clear if you will, that they don't become citizens for that period of time, and this is not a bid for votes. We're not trying to just overnight make people citizens so they can vote for the man who perhaps set them on that path. It's a long path and yet it will be resisted, and it will be controversial and it will be difficult to get it through the Senate. Yeah, I want to talk with you, Ron. About something else you know, beyond undoing Trump's actions on policy, Trump has really left his stamp on the office of the president. Really changing the very perception of what the Oval Office represents. What do you think has changed and how the role of president is seen in the eyes of Americans. Trump has been remarkably present president, largely because of social media, largely because of his extraordinary media mastery in general, which was on display decades ago, when he was a businessman, and then a figure in the entertainment world. He is Nonpareil, really at drawing attention to himself was so long before he was president. And then of course, when you compound that with the power of the office of the presidency, all you needed was that name. All you needed was those five letters together. And you had attention. You had eyeballs, and that was true. Throughout the media. Everybody made click bait out of this man. And so as president, he was able to Put his message before more people more often with more impact than any other president we've ever had. I suppose people would make comparisons to Franklin Roosevelt getting on the radio with the fireside chats and they were highly effective. And they were in some sense of model and Donald Trump just took that into the Twitter age. Yeah. You're you're no stranger to these transitions of power. I mean, you know a lot. You have a lot of history. Historical knowledge. You came to Washington in 1984. You've watched this country divide and unite over and over. What's the big thing you're reflecting on today? Perhaps no other president has had this power. I was referring to to keep the country riveted on himself. No other president has had quite the same success at trying to redefine reality. You know, it began exactly four years ago, did it well, in a sense, it began far before that, but it was really symbolized by that first day. His inauguration day four years ago to day when he proclaimed that the audience for his inauguration had been the largest in history and, despite tons of evidence, to the contrary, continued to insist on that would not brook having anyone reported differently, said his press secretary out to say that it was true by Fiat. And then later having another spokesperson say that if you didn't think those were the facts, these were the alternative facts and we've really been living with that redefinition of reality on a daily basis. In this last administration for the last four years. Alternative facts on this on that on every issue that came down the pike, including many of the things that exiting president said at joint base. Andrews this morning before getting on Air Force one. Many of the things that he said in that last speech were just flat out not true. And yet, that has been something that has worked for him and perhaps would have gone on working for him into a second term. Had he not tried to deny the existence or the seriousness of the covert 19 virus. Now we are entering another chapter and how we're able to bring Americans back together in our sense of what the truth is, and having a unified sense of that. That's NPR's Ron Elving, as always, Thank you so much. Thank you, Tony. I'm telling you right now President Biden and Vice President Harris are participating in the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony. This is something that is tradition. But of course this year it's drenched in first Vice President Harris, the country's first female first black, first Indian American and first Asian American vice president, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants. As Washington Post columnist Robin Givens says, crashing through so many doors simultaneously that the full symbolism and impact of her ascension must be reckoned with piecemeal. Robin is washing post senior critic at large. Sure, it's on politics, Race and the arts and a Pulitzer Prize winner for her thoughts on just these cultural moments, and Robin were thinking to that. Harris's husband, Doug M. Half will be the 1st 2nd gentleman, the first Jewish person married to either President or vice president. First lady Joe Biden. The teacher will be the 1st 1st lady. But, you know, just stay with Kamila Harris for a moment. Two weeks after an insurrection by mostly white pro trump extremist your thoughts. I mean, I thought that it was incredibly powerful to see her standing there. Um, you know, in the in the aftermath, speak off that attempted insurrection. And I thought it was also just incredibly telling the way in which she, you know, sort of symbolically decided to bring along. Um so many people with her. You know the fact that she was standing there wearing, you know, a coat that had been created for her by an African American designer. It's a small thing. But you know, coming out of the period in which I think so many Americans felt as if they were being told that they didn't have a claim. Rightful claim on the country that small gestures like that speak volumes. Yeah, And you wrote also this week that Joe Biden, the new first lady, who was often overshadowed is making history of her own. She really is. She has made the decision that she will continue to teach. Which makes her the 1st 1st lady. Who will, you know? Have a full time job outside of the White House paid job outside the White House. And you know that I think in many ways sort of resonates in a much more intimate way with women because, you know, very few can become vice president or president. But, you know so many Women who are in two professional household or into working household, so to grapple with this idea, and there remains, unfortunately, ah cultural assumption that when push comes to shove it No, it's the female half of a partnership that will pull back from from a career and you know doing that. I also think we shapes how we think of the role of first lady which is always been so murky. And allows the first lady to not be on appendage to the president. But a woman and full Yeah, and just briefly reflect on the first family. We know this such sad history by his first wife and daughter killed in a car crash. Joe and Joe Biden raised Joe's sons, Hunter and Bobo dies of cancer. They also have a daughter together, actually, but we know Hunter Wrestled with accusations that he was influenced peddling. No investigations found that But just in the few seconds the family what has as we see a family exit that sold the family name, which was Trump That and the one thing that really strikes me is that the sense of empathy that we hear so much about coming from President Biden really is something That runs through the family on really seems to have come from a place. Having struggled with hardship, which a lot of Americans can relate to on, come out the other side of it, having talked about it and grappled with it and dealt with it, which I think it's Really what the country's looking for right now. Washington Post's Robin given as we.
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"B. You are I'm Tanya mostly, and I'm Robin Young. It's here and now there's been a lot of yelling and not a lot of listening in the political sphere recently, but our next guest says in his case, it was a man thing. Now we love our male colleagues that here and now But raise your hand ladies, if you've ever suggested an idea on Lee to watch it be shot down and moments later suggested by a male who's treated like Albert Einstein. You don't have to watch mad men to know that women have been leered at but not listen to for decades. There are studies that blame it on the male brain or a need for control. But how to change well and Stuart Watson's case it took being slapped, fired, getting sober and working hard to have a relationship with his birth mom and family. Stuart Watson is a Peabody Award winning former investigative journalist. His new memoir, What she Said What I Heard How One Man Shut Up and started Listening is something he aims to do in his podcast, man listening Where women tell profound stories. While Stewart listens. Stuart Watson joins us now and Stuart in our reading. You are clever, a great reporter and sometimes a jerk. A woman at work slapped you right across the face after a crude comment And your therapist told you to shut up. You're wrong. I was paying this person. I was paying this woman to help me and instead sitting in sessions on a couch across from her and arguing with her about what the problem is. And she pointed to her degree on the wall and said, Listen, You're paying me for my consultation not to come in here and argue about how you're doing so well, like if you're doing so well, what are you doing in here? So please listen to me when I provide feedback to you. And don't argue with me about the basic backs of how this therapy is going on. I was like, you know what? She's right. I did ask to come in here and I am paying hundreds of dollars. And I am doing nothing but arguing with her. And so the critical thing is that it wasn't working for me. Right. Well, when you say free really wrong, but never in doubt. My male ego wants to do Three things Look good. Be right. Keep control. You soon start to leave your family story in and I'm wondering. How much that being in control is about the thing you could never control that you were adopted. You had this search for identity. You grew up privileged and sheltered in a white Southern family. You locate a birth mother and birth siblings. Find out about an alcoholic dad who died way too young. You inherited his disease. You said you had this narrative in your head where you were going to swoop in and heal everyone when you went to meet your birth mother. And on your first meeting with her. You said to her, I forgive you. And what did she say to you? She said. Oh, honey, you don't have the power to do that. And it really just sort of rocked me back on my heels. Just because I said a few words didn't mean that all this incredible pain from being separated on the day of birth was going to go by the way. And then there was another moment after you took some sort of questionnaire that concluded you were an empathic listener and your wife. Tells you, sweetheart. You are not an empathic listener. You set out to prove her wrong. You recorded conversations with women. Listen back to the tapes. What did you hear when a tape is transcribed and someone talks on top of someone else than the transcription says cross talk in all caps. And I was appalled at the number of times that I interrupted, but it in, talked over argued, and I mean it was right there. It's a clear metric That I was not listening. So I set out to prove my wife wrong that I was this wonderful, empathic listener, and I ended up proving her right and I determined there's some simple things I could do, starting with shutting up. And genuinely trying to take in what they were saying and not making it about me. Was it simply like an inner voice of counting to 10 into saying Don't talk. What was it? Well, they're shutting up of the mouth is just the first thing that I have to Shut up all that interior dialogue That's just preparing the leap into the conversation and explain my part, as opposed to quieting the mind. And taking in what someone is saying, you know, I worked for 32 years as an interviewer as a professional interviewer and never thought about you're not just leaping ahead to the next question or making about getting to the sound bite that you want for the local TV news. It's about genuinely opening up and entertaining the possibility that I could be all wrong in my judgment about this person and then asked an open ended question. Something like I don't understand, or I'm not sure I'm tracking you. Or I don't know what that word means. You're saying you let go of looking bad, not knowing being wrong or losing control. And now you have the podcast man listening. Let's take a listen to one of the episodes. It's a woman named Robin. And she is Dying of alcoholism. Let's listen, I don't know what I thought was gonna happen, but I never thought that fast forward. Three months later, I would be in a hospital room with two o'clock in the morning, unable to eat dying of end stage liver disease. My five year old kid coming to see me anymore because I'm the color of a mustard jar and yellow as a mustard jar. Those two a chance of getting a last minute liver transplant. What happened? Well, she's makes me wanna cry. She's she's a beautiful mother. She's alive. She's fully alive. I'm wondering if allowing yourself to not be in control got you to be able to listen to that. Well, certainly we're both people in recovery. She is make I'm her. My consequences were different than hers. My disease was arrested at a different time than hers. But I have no you know superiority to her. And so I really do hear her story in a different way. Another recent podcast featured actress and singer Kenya Templeton. It starts with you. Let's listen. And this is one that I'm nervous about asking, OK, what would you like sung at your funeral? Oh, motherless child. Let me hear. Sometime Alfie deal. My list. Sure sometime. Like a more.
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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy
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How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook
"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here and now shares in Facebook, took a nosedive this morning dropping nineteen percent because of an earnings report after the market closed yesterday that is troubling many investors. Here's the headline the number of daily users of Facebook in the US and Canada is no longer growing. Facebook is also now losing daily users in Europe. Callum borders is senior innovation reporter at you. Are he joins us in the studio high-cal glad to be with you. And we should say that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described this as a solid quarter revenue is still up by more than forty percent compared to this time last year. But what is happening is this all about the privacy issues and people dropping out of Facebook as a result? It's part of it. You mentioned the number of users leveling off or even dipping in in some areas. But I think part of what we're seeing actually may be the reverse, which is that investors could be worried that Facebook is so focused on a dressing user's privacy, concerns that the business is going to suffer as a result. I'm reminded of what sucker Berg said during his Senate testimony back in April, he said, I've directed our teams to invest so much insecurity that it will significantly impact our profitability going forward. And then on the on the earnings call yesterday, he said, we're beginning to see just that this quarter will and tell us about the earnings call because Berg was pretty positive in that call, but then the chief financial officer, Dave Wehner got on. What did he do that caused some alarm? So Wehner said, our total revenue growth will continue to decelerate in the second half of two thousand eighteen. It's that continue were that I think really has investors alarmed. In other words, he was signaling. This wasn't just a bad quarter and it's behind us now and we can move on. He was saying, things are going to maybe get worse before they get better and they lost a huge amount of money, a huge amount of market capitalization in the drop. Just today. Facebook, of course, is grappling with the number of controversies how the platform was used for fake news in the two thousand sixteen election, how the firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data from. Users, and then now the company's policy not to remove offensive content. I wanna listen to Mark Zuckerberg here speaking last week with Recode defending that policy with an example Renzo I'm Jewish and there's a set of people who deny that the holocaust, right. I find that deeply offensive, but the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down because I think that there are things that different people get wrong either. I don't think that they're intentionally getting a wrong that he has since clarified that statement, but does the company need to do more now to stop the bleeding? I think we'll probably get our answer between now and November. Six, which of course is the date of the midterm election. I think that if in that period we're seeing a lot of headlines about how Facebook continues to be a platform where Russia and other bad actors can spread disinformation. That's going to continue to damage Facebook's reputation. If on the other hand, they get credit. For seeming to clean up the platform and get rid of all that fake news. Then perhaps they can begin to restore confidence of their users and investors. We should say, just for context that Facebook's profits are still up by more than thirty percent compared to last year. And today's drops have brought the value of the stock price basically where it was in, may they've lost all the gains that they've made in the last couple of months. Yeah, this may just be sort of what they would call a market correction, right? It may be that misters were just too optimistic about the future of the company. I think the broader context too is that maybe people are losing a little bit of faith in these iconic tech CEO's throw Elon Musk in there with his Twitter antics lately that stub yours. Calum butcher is thank you. Glad to be with you. Ocalan Jeremy. A longtime tech reporter while Mossberg called zuckerberg's holocaust remarked cowardly. One holocaust scholar tweeted, this is breathtakingly irresponsible and many users do on Facebook to do more to restrict and remove misinformation hate posts, which makes Antonio Garcia, Martinez..
Syria: Humane evacuations
"From. NPR news in. Washington I'm Dave Mattingly President Trump says he misspoke when he questioned the conclusion of US intelligence that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election Crump's remarks in. Helsinki alongside Russian president Latimer Putin have been widely condemned by Democrats and. Republicans in Syria today state TV says thousands of people are being evacuated. From two Shiite villages the siege. For years by rebels NPR's lemon l. says it's part of a deal with the Syrian government in. Exchange for allowing evacuations the Syrian government is expected to release. Hundreds of rebel prisoners a similar deal was reached, in two thousand seventeen but the bombing of a bus during the evacuation killed about one. Hundred and twelve people former President Obama's education secretary wasn't Florida last night to talk about school shootings and how to respond as Jessica Bateman with member station w. l. RN reports he, visited a community where seventeen people were shot to death. At a high school in February. Arne Duncan is moving forward with a radical proposal he tweeted about in may after the school shooting. In Santa Fe Texas a national boycott of public schools he. Met with parents near parkland Florida on Tuesday night, to start planning it could last for a day or maybe longer and happen as soon. As September he says the goal is to create tension that will influence the midterm elections and produce stricter gun laws I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington I'm, Robin, young President Trump says he supports. One party his intelligence agencies but didn't believe claims that another party Russia. Was behind cyber attacks I will say this I don't see any reason why it. Would be, but I really do want to see the server but I have I have confidence in both. Parties next time here now Underway later, this morning at eleven on k. q. e. d..
Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption
"From npr and wbz you're i'm robin young i'm jeremy hobson it's here now rescue operations in guatemala which continued today after the fogo volcano erupted over the weekend thirty two hundred have been forced to evacuate at least sixty nine people have died and we're seeing horrifying images of the scene here's reporter mark stevenson of the associated press several of the stunning images are the myriad ways in which people died in this rumps and some were burned to death when buildings were set of flame by fast moving flows of lava clouds and then the most terrible thing is that the ashes mixed with water and sent it flows of what appeared to be steaming mud down the river valleys and dan the creeks even reached as far as the capital guatemala city twenty five miles away from the volcano ruediger escobar wolf is a vulcanologist at michigan technological university he's a native of guatemala and joins us on skype ruediger welcome and i just tell us about frago this is what's called a bellwether volcano well frankly it's a very typical strata volcano that has a lot of frequent eruptions it has been active since there are written records standish colonial occupation of guatemala and it and it has continued to the present so it has been erupting continuously since one thousand nine hundred nine and in the last few years since about two thousand fifteen it has had about a large russian per month so it it has had a very high level of activity and that's also partly contributing to this tragedy but when was the last time it had a major eruption are one that is like the one we're seeing now probably in october nineteen seventy four that was probably an eruption of comparable size to what we saw yesterday is this volcano different than the one that we've seen erupting in hawaii yeah it is very different hawaiian volcanoes in this particular case till away i usually produces lava flows in this eruption there were also some explosive events in but it mainly produced lava flows it produces some some ashby very rarely at least from what we know produces this kind of pyroclastic flows which is the deadly phenomenon that caused all the deaths were there any warnings for frago we know that in hawaii they were having earthquakes a lot of earthquakes.
Family members react to study showing shocking death toll from Hurricane Maria
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is traveling to texas today npr's mara liasson says the president will be meeting with survivors of this month's deadly attack at santa fe high school along with family members of those shot to death he's unlikely to encounter calls for gun control in texas it's a pro gun rights state and most of the focus there has been hardening schools making them more secure against potential shooters the shooting at the high school left eight students and two teachers dead a seventeen year old student at the school is facing capital murder charges the president's trip to texas includes a speech at a republican fundraiser in houston the mayor of san juan says she's not surprised president trump has been silent about a study from harvard university researchers suggesting thousands of people in puerto rico were killed by hurricane maria not one tweet not one tweet from a man that tweets about the sunrise to say look people puerto rico we're sorry that's mayor carmen ulan cruise speaking yesterday the study published in the new england journal of medicine estimates maria directly or indirectly killed more than forty six hundred people in puerto rico that's more than seventy times higher than the official death toll i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm robin young as we head into the wedding season a wedding planner has some of the latest trends including influences from the royal wedding children instead of bridesmaids flowers since her bouquets since megan's was so small i've had a few calls about wanting to change their case and it was picked by prince harry apparently next time here and now here and now at eleven am later on this morning followed at noon by the takeaway turning a drug lords life into a tourist attraction so they go to the cemetery they go to jail for he was for one year they go to the house where he was killed what's the price of glorifying pablo escobar i'm tansy nevada and that's next time on the takeaway from wnyc and pri public radio international the takeaway at twelve noon and then just one chance to hear marketplace today and that will be at four o'clock because it's thursday so that means at six thirty this evening it's political breakdown she may be.