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Andrei Vasilevskiy delivers consecutive shutouts, Lightning top Stars 2-0
"Vasilevskiy was once again dominant. He stopped all 20 shots He faced supposed to shut out in his second straight start and earn his second shutout overall this season that earned him the first star of the week in the NHL. Is now posted shut outs and back to back starts five times in his career, and he's gone seven consecutive periods without allowing a goal. When you talk about the advantage the Lightning has in net every game. It's pretty wide, especially in this division. Vasilevskiy is head and shoulders better than everyone else. Ben Bishop might have a say in that, but he's injured right now for the stars Brian and Blam from Sun Sports and My partner for The Last Call, which is presented by Jack Daniels told Dave Michigan and me on power lunch yesterday. That vast Celeski has grown so much as a netminder. He's a machine. He really s vasilevskiy. That really interesting character. And, of course, is a hockey player. He's very quiet with us. Naturally it apparently he's a real riot with the players, you know, on practice, days and days in between got a great sense of humor. But he is all business. When he shows up first thing in the morning, you talk to other players and go. You just leave Vasi to himself. He's he's already in that zone. He's got the body for it. It's 63 and well over £200. He's got the long legs and long arms. You know, we're talking about circuits have an experience exactly the same thing of front, John Goaltending coach talked about it recently saying that you know, vastly going all the way and winning the cup. It solidifies everything that they've talked about all the way along How your off season training regiment right through to the very last save in Game six against Dallas to win the Stanley Cup. Your gold center. Oftentimes is your best penalty killer and the Lightning had to kill off six power place from the stars, and that was big, according to egg blam, and he loved what he saw. Thought Alex Killorn had some sequences. I would point him out, especially. I thought he was incredible. He had four if not five. Individual plays where he just dismantled their attack. Turned the pack over and either shot out of the zone himself or made availability for somebody else that he was playing with the get the park and get it down. But they all were in great sequence when the pressure when not to That was a big part of the game and then getting on the scoreboard first two now, But Andre, polite, just has an affinity for that, And then he starts on time all the time. And that's always a big deal. Doesn't matter who you're playing. Whether it's Dallas and the team you played in the Stanley Cup finals or the last place team, Callie always seems to start on time and a that gives you a big advantage.
Neera Tanden removes herself from consideration for budget chief
"Has withdrawn her name for consideration to leave the Office of Management and budget after several senators said they would not back her after her Social Media post critical of senators on both sides of the aisle. In a statement, President Biden said she will serve in the administration in another capacity. The
Senate confirms Biden's Education secretary
"The Senate is confirmed another member of the president's cabinet approving the nomination of Miguel Cardona's education secretary. It was the education chief in
Biden administration officially rejoining Paris climate accord
"Biden today took part in virtual meetings with leaders from other Group of Seven nations, saying the U. S. Is rejoining the Paris climate accords The Trump Administration had withdrawn from the environmental impact in 2019 president, Biden told another virtual international gathering today. The annual Munich Security Conference quote. We're back, referring to his administration's re engagement and global initiatives
Airlines push White House to reject testing for US flights
"Of several major airlines met Friday with the White House's coronavirus response coordinator to lobby against requiring coronavirus testing of passengers on domestic flights, they say would only further undermine air travel. A person familiar with the discussions says. Biden's administration isn't currently planning to impose the testing requirement, plus
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"With Ryan Gorman on PM Tampa Bay Joining me now I have Washington Post editorial writer Molly Roberts, who wrote a column for the Post on a brand new Britney Spears documentary and the reaction to it, Molly. Thanks for taking a few minutes to talk to us about this, and let's start with an overview of the documentary itself and what it shows. How would you summarize it? Especially for those who don't know much about Britney Spears and her backstory. Absolutely. So I would say that the documentary does two things, one of which is tell a story that a lot of us probably are of these plants and we familiar with because we saw it on the front of tabloids all through the two thousands. When we were standing in the grocery checkout aisle, and that's the story of Sidney stares, the pop star who started off as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club when she was a little kid, and then ended up having multi platinum record She played kind of Ah, We'll go sexy combination character and a number of music videos that were very popular on MTV, and she essentially was one of the biggest pop stars of that era but then ended up becoming much more. The focus of Intense scrutiny by the media by paparazzi about her personal life and about whether she was going off the rails. Whether she was a fit mother the end of that story. Was that she was forced essentially in the documentary argues into a conservatorship where her father took control of her state and her person. Again, according to the argument that she wasn't fit to do that herself. So the second thing the documentary does is dive into that conservative ship and asked the question. Is this really what Britney Spears blocked? So in your piece, you took a look back at how the media and I would say society in general treated her as she gained more and more fame and what's notable is how looking back There's so many moments involving the media and Brittany that air cringeworthy now but really didn't get much, if any scrutiny back then. Yes, I think one of the things the documentary does most effectively is run through what feels a lot like a worst hits real media interactions with Britney Spears. And this isn't just crazy. Tabloid headlines making fun of her when she's clearly struggling with real mental health issues, Bonified establishment interviewers like Diane Sawyer or Matt Lauer, and she'll see for going on these shows and you'll see people asking her when she's 16 about her breath and whether they're implants. And then you'll see Diane Sawyer, playing back to her a clip of the Maryland governor's wife, saying that if she could shoot Britney Spears, she would give him the opportunity because Britney Spears broke Justin Timberlake's heart essentially in that that's really bad example. For kids, you'll see Matt Lauer basically. Confronting her with the question of whether she is the horrible mother. All of it is laced in this kind of nonchalant misogyny that I think we all considered sort of standard sort of normal, totally acceptable and watching these things back in the day, watching almost every late night host just totally rip into her. It seemed like Of course, this is OK. And even of course, there's the matter of comedy. Watching it now it is just shocking. Grotesque. It seems like our cultural reaction today is precisely the opposite of what it was back then. I'm joined by Molly Roberts, Washington Post editorial writer who wrote a column for the post on a new Britney Spears documentary and the reaction to it. You also explain in your piece the time and this idea that society was trying to get closer to celebrities. There was this push Kind of make them into. You know, normal people talk about that aspect of all of this. Yeah, This was just around the time that you would look at those tabloids that you could get in the grocery checkout aisle, and they have a page on them, said something like stars. They're just like us. And it would show you pop stars getting coffee, for example, or just stepping out of the house to get the newspaper. But they were wearing sweat pants and they didn't look as Stunningly attractive as they do in more managers, photos and the idea there was well. We want to bring them down to our level. We don't just want to aspire to their family want to aspire to relate to them, And I think that Part of the attempts to relate. Let us to do things like make fun of them when they were having real problems, things that aren't funny because that was a way of bringing them down more tar level and making them feel like they really were Maurin reach. I think Britney Spears suffered a lot from our impulse to do just that. You know what I was thinking about Britney Spears following this documentary and all of the reaction to it. We have a tendency in this country to build people up and then to tear them down and then sometimes, depending on who they are, and the circumstances, give them a second chance and build them back up again. We've seen it time and time again. Tiger Woods would be a good example of that. But to me, the difference with Britney was She really wasn't doing anything wrong to beat Orange down. She just got caught up in the tabloid frenzy. And it seems like all of that led to a breakdown, which we all watched and and in. A lot of cases didn't really handle right. Probably not how we would handle a celebrity going through a mental health crisis like that today. Yeah, I think that that's exactly right. I think that we basically wrote a story for Britney. And then when we wrote it, it came into being and when she was trying to do was just to live her life. But we weren't going to allow her to do that on her own terms. And so now when we asked the question, and when the judge asked the question of whether she needs to be under the conservatorship It's hard to say, because she's not allowed to speak, but Even if it's true, it doesn't have results from our insistence that she was never capable in the first place, the narrative that she was never capable. The paparazzi were desperate to prove so they pursued her without quarter constantly, and it was partly that That drove her to the place. She ended up. I'm joined by Molly Roberts, Washington Post editorial writer Talking about this new Britney Spears documentary and the reaction to it now. This doesn't excuse some of what we see in this documentary by any means, And I certainly don't want this to come office sounding like slut shaming or anything like that..
Florida police search for car stolen while carrying COVID-19 vaccine
"Police in Plant City and Hillsborough County are searching for a stolen car containing about 30 vials of the cove in 19 vaccine. Police say a man in his twenties drove away from a parking lot near the strawberry festival grounds where seniors and health care workers were getting
Interviews Underway to Replace Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina
"Beginning to zero in on a new top cop. Public interviews were held today in commission Chambers. Miami police police Major Major Francisco Francisco Fernandez Fernandez believes believes the the department department needs needs to to be be fair, fair, impartial impartial and and willing willing to to work work with with the the community. community. The The bridge bridge is is already already there. there. We We gotta gotta do is walk on that bridge and meet half way. That is what I believe Policing will be in the next in the next few years. Current chief George Holy Know was slated to retire at the end of the month, but has said he'll stay on until his replacement is in place. The National Weather Service
Fired Florida COVID-19 data scientist charged with illegal access to state computer
"Data analyst who created the state's covered 19 database has been ordered to stay off state computer systems as condition of her bond on felony computer hacking charges or not, she was away from state computer system cannot access Using the information that she may or may not not have have have garnered garnered garnered garnered through through through through through previous previous previous previous previous downloads downloads downloads downloads downloads or or or or or actions actions actions actions actions of of of of of people. people. people. people. people. Leon Leon Leon Leon Leon County County County County County Circuit Circuit Circuit Circuit Circuit Judge Judge Judge Judge Judge John John John John John Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper granting granting granting granting granting a a a a a 25 25 25 25 25 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 bond. bond. bond. bond. bond. Rebecca Rebecca Rebecca Rebecca Rebecca Jones, Jones, Jones, Jones, Jones, who who who who who turned turned turned turned turned herself herself herself herself herself in Sunday night, shot of
Legislative Committees Meet To Discuss Florida's Vaccine Rollout
"Met today to discuss Florida's response to the pandemic. Florida's division of emergency director Jared Moskowitz, giving lawmakers updates on the arrival of the second doses of the vaccine. He says the state received 118002nd Fizer doses last week. Next week. We'll be receiving 138,004 in 55 doses and 367,900 Madonna doses. 13,720 coronavirus cases were confirmed today. Along with 217 recent residents deaths, a sinkhole that
Pence is Said to Oppose Invoking 25th Amendment Against Trump
"Me now the person who wrote the book on Vice President Mike Pence, literally literally wrote the book. I'm joined by Washington correspondent for Business Insider and author of Piety and Power. Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. Tom Lobianco joins me Top Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to talk to us this evening. Today, the vice president met with President Trump for the first time. Since the insurrection of the U. S. Capitol last week's What are you hearing from those close to the vice president about everything that has transpired clearly the most tumultuous week of his political career. Absolutely. Thanks for having me Brian could be back. Yep. Look, Pence's people are trying to ride this out. Um, what we reported on last week and still seems to be the case they saw my reporting. Recent reporting is Hey, will not support 25th amendment. Um, that's what I'm hearing from his top advisers. Um, he seems to want to ride this thing out and And not inflame things ain't further now, obviously, um, that's that's a pretty hard thing to do. Frankly, if you're him because, remember This is the vice president that the rioters, the mob out there were chanting Hang my temps, and they brought a gallows with him to the capital, and even just a few days before that actual on New Year's Day, one of Trump's lawyers, Linwood Had threatened execution of Pence if he didn't return the election results. Um so you know, they're trying to keep their head low and intense is very good at letting things roll off this back, but I'm not sure if this is is this is one that you let slide.
Universal Orlando Hits Capacity for Fourth Day in a Row
"Parks are crowded Universal. Orlando says both of its theme parks were full just after 10 o'clock this morning. This is the earliest they've reached capacity for the day. Disney Parks are also busy but have a reservation system to maintain crowd flow. While a lot of today's news
'Hope on the horizon': Florida gears up for first batch of COVID-19 vaccines next week
"First shipment of 179,400 doses. The visor Covert 19 vaccine is on its way to Florida Governor's Santa says residents have long term care facilities are top priority, along with health care workers We're working to get his much vaccine for our citizens is possible, but Florida will not normal any state have enough to vaccinate everyone right off the bat,
Miami prepares for Tropical Storm Eta
"Our top story at eight o'clock, not a lot of change with Tropical Storm Aita as we move through the evening hours will continue to see tropical storm force winds and heavy rain as the storm moves up the coast National Hurricane Center director Ken Graham says the worst of it is on the east side of the storm center. It's these rain bands where you're getting the significant wins. You're getting tropical storm force winds. Well, Outlook. Even Orlando and look down here over portions of Fort Myers and Naples have seen these today and now getting into Broward County where we don't need any more rain. Ada is still on a path to make landfall north of the Tampa Bay area sometime tomorrow morning and then be out over the Atlantic By tomorrow evening. At the moment, it's west southwest of ST Pete, Moving north. At about 12 Miles an hour. We later got up close and personal to Florida's West central Coast somewhat sooner than expected, not giving residents much time to prepare. ST Pete Mayor Rick Kreismen says would have been different if we'd have a couple of days. But he also feels very fortunate. We are we're not talking about a storm, which, thankfully, didn't significantly intensify and become a two or three that took the sudden turn in that respect. I feel like we were all very fortunate, but having said that we still want you to take precautions. Savva Mayor Jane Castor says people need to be vigilance with the storm. Even though it's not a hurricane. Castor says conditions could get worse before they get better. The next couple of hours are going to be critical for our area. We're still looking at Tornado warnings and waken have water spouts out in the bay as well, and those could be very, very damaging As everyone is aware, Castor says. The weather can change in an instance people need to be aware of what's going on Long night ahead. In Pasco County, just south of eight is projected landfall. Monica Santiago, the Pascoe emergency management says there are no evacuation orders, shelters or not open, but she is urging residents.
Los Angeles - Californians vote on Proposition 25 to replace cash bail with risk assessments
"Step forward in criminal justice reform could completely change the jail system in California. Gina Kodiak has more on Proposition 25. A yes vote on proposition 25 would uphold current legislation. Senate Bill 10 signed in 2018 by then Governor Jerry Brown. Prop 25 would completely stamp out the current cash for bail system in the state. If the measure passes, people waiting for a trial date would be released from jail based on risk assessments for committing another crime or not appearing in court, Republicans may be able to hold
US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again
"A boost for the cruise industry. The CDC is easing up on Cove. It's sailing restrictions. The No sale order expires this weekend, and now there will be a phased in approach for sailing to and from U. S ports. Shares of Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines rallied. Travel related stocks, including airlines and hotels also take
France on high alert after suspected terror attack leaves three dead
"Across France after a deadly knife attack inside a church in these, which officials say is an act of terror for 1000 more troops and are being deployed to protect churches and schools. One elderly victim was Actually beheaded during the attack, while another woman and a man also died during the attack. The assailant repeatedly cried out alone for a male suspect has been shot and detained Fox's Benjamin Hall in London House Speaker
Biden and Trump hold dueling Florida rallies
"Presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigned in Florida today, saying he will expand the affordable care act while President Trump aims to dismantle it. I've got this Supreme Court justice passed, and he did it for one race to try to destroy the affordable care act again Polling shows Joe Biden with a slight lead over President Trump in Florida. 7.4 million Floridians have cast ballots ahead of Tuesday's election. The state's division of elections reports. 3.2 million votes have been cast in early voting sites and 4.2 million mail in ballots have been returned Mohr
France on high alert after suspected terror attack leaves three dead
"French officials are on high alert after a man was arrested after a deadly knife attack inside the church today. In these French police say three people were killed. There are reports one of them was beheaded. The pope calls the killings. Savage. They're being tensions in France recently over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Bay. I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, Felix Vega and James Verlander on the board and joining us on the hotline. Right now we have ABC action news reporter Katie Lagrone who's had some really interesting reports. Over the past couple of weeks. Katie, how are you? Doing well, things. How are you guys? Good. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to join us and let me start with the tissue. We were actually talking about this earlier in the show because you have the governor trying to figure out a way to potentially Open up visitation at some long term care facilities. It's very difficult balance. I wouldn't want to be making that decision. You did an investigation into Florida's long term care centers and how some have been disciplined for putting residents at risk for Covad 19. What did you uncover during this investigation? Right. So of course, it's been all covert all the time. And all the so much effort and focus has been on these long term care facilities and, of course, the residents and staff aside being The most vulnerable to this virus. So there's been so much attention on them specifically, so much support provided But yet still you've got we took a look. You know, after four months, five months Governor essentially shut these facilities down to the public. We found facilities. Nearly a dozen of them who had been disciplined by the state of suspended in some cases were some pretty egregious violations, including everything from a facility in the Tampa area. Brendan That had no covert 19 policy in place to begin with, but alone, its staff not wearing the proper personal protective gear. In other cases, you had Covert positive patients being rooms with non Cupid residents. Yeah, that kind of co according I think was Was something that really took the secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration, sort of back when we spoke to her. That's I don't even know what to say. I mean, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out maybe don't room a cove impatient with the non covert patients in a long term care facility. That just seems common sense Several incidents of that several different facilities. And so yeah, it makes you wonder. Gosh, what? You know what What's going on? And look, you know, by and large and the Secretary's was very, very clear to point this out correctly and accurately that You know, there are some 4000 long term care centers of assisted living facilities. And so you know what? You're looking at one of these, You know, incident when you're talking, you know about it, you know, small fraction of the vast majority who are doing Things right and doing what they can with. Of course, you know, Always limited resource is always limited staff. But still when you hear these things, and you talk to the family members Of the people who are directly impacted by this. That's when you really think what is going on. Like what? You know, get it together. Now, did you hear when you were talking to family members, the fact that visitation had been suspended and rightly so. I think that was certainly the right move to make. But that also left ah layer of accountability missing where normally you have family members and friends going into these facilities. They can kind of see what's going on. Now. That was no longer the case and Was that part of the issue that allowed some of these facilities to get away with not doing the right thing and putting their residents at risk. Well, I think if you talk to any elder advocacy group, that's exactly what they're going to tell you. And I think that there's accuracy for that, right. I mean, part of you know the accountability is Family members being able to visit and seen firsthand what's happening. So we ended up talking to a group director. He spoke to the director of families for Better Care based in Texas. But this is what they do. And you know their point. Wass. Essentially, that is, look, you know, without families being able to visit your missing so much accountability there. Their point is state worker. State inspectors need to be in these facilities. More often, we know from the secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration that every scene home has been visited by state inspectors at least one since this pandemic began. What remains unclear at the time of our story was how often they've been back. And by the end of the evening, or rather, by the end of the day yesterday, we did get some work back from Thie agency that Ah assisted living facilities had not been visited a TTE least once, so those those inspections are currently ongoing, and those inspectors are actually happening on Lee when They're referred by either the Department of Health, County health departments or individual complaints. And so there is still a gap in that kind of coverage in the facilities that again are these hot dogs. This virus. We're joined by ABC action News reporter Katie Lagrone here on PM Tampa Bay, who did some great reporting on Florida's long term care center, some having been disciplined for putting residents at risk for covert 19 and when you say disciplined in your story, what exactly do you mean? What happened to these facilities and are they vulnerable to potential lawsuits from the families? There was a big discussion early on as to whether or not the governor was going to provide for some kind of immunity for these facilities. Tell us a little bit about that. Well, okay, so as far as the discipline we know that a number of these facilities their exhibitions were suspended, and you know even that you hear additions like Wait. Are they still admitting people and yes, A lot of these facilities are still admitting People. And in some cases, you know, fines, Penalties even ah, plans of action to you know, to be revisited in terms of lawsuits. You know, we did a story a couple months ago about lawsuits and sort of the need for loved ones. Family members to document everything as we continue. Going through this crisis. And you know that immunity? Yeah. Where does that stand? Has he has He made a decision on that the governor? I have no idea who you know. Would we know if he did? I mean, that's been out there for months. I reported on that at the beginning of this pandemic because right away Doctors. You know the medical field nursing homes. Local providers were calling for this. It's already past in several states, but I what I guess it hasn't passed yet here in Florida, but you know that's that's something, I think. That type of you know, the civil part of this is always gonna be part of the equation. And that's why any kind of advocate or you know, Elder attorneys going, Tio remind people Tio document who you're talking to what you're seeing. In the case of one of the folks who we had spoken to you for a story. They had actually placed a camera inside the room of their loved one. You know, letting everyone know this was just something that they had done when they have admitted their loved one a year ago, and you know that Yeah. I mean, that. That's kind of their way of documenting. Thanks. So you know, the civil part of this will be interesting to see Won't it? And equally interesting to see what if anything, the governor does to protect facilities. Look, you know, these facilities are dealing with a lot and they're you know, by and large You know doing it? Yes, The numbers are terrible Residents and staff and long term facilities account for way too many of these cases, nearly half of all deaths reported in the state. But you know, the resource is our are still slim, You know, rapid testing, and it is still an issue. Staff. Now you're dealing with staff who you know, are there They're just exhausted. You know, I mean, you talk to people and we'll talk about how you got that. There's only so many people who know you're losing people in this industry, you know, in terms of people just not being able to Continue are getting sick themselves..
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"I'm Ryan Gorman with me this evening, Felix Vega and James Berland er on the board, joining us on the hotline right now we have Hillsborough County Economic Development Director Lindsey Kimble. Thank you so much for joining us for a few minutes. Lindsay, we appreciate it. Thank you so much for having me appreciate it. So first of all, tell us about Hillsborough County's Rapid response recovery program. What the program is and then what this means now that it's entering application Phase two. Sure so this program designed to help our locally owned businesses here in Hillsboro County. We know that they are the backbone of our economy. We want to do everything we can to help them maintain and survived. During this Cobain 19 crisis. That is so negatively impacted them. So we launched a program, which is designed to provide ah working capital that can provide reimbursement for payroll expenses. It also can provide a reimbursement for ah, those costs associated with preparing the workforce. For the new normals for buying sanitation supplies pp. Reconfiguring your office remote working costs. Those sorts of things talk a little bit about the hit that small businesses. Have taken heater into Tampa Bay area and in particular Hillsborough County, based on the small business owners that you've talked to throughout the course of this crisis. What are they telling you? Oh, my gosh. Right. It's just it's devastating. It's heartbreaking. Every application that I that we read that I've picked up has been just really heart wrenching stories of people you know, were full. This donor's put their heart and soul into their business. It's a family affair. A lot of time. Um, it's it's their lifeblood into Reed. You know the the economic injury that's been caused by this crisis in terms of loss of sales supply chain disruptions. Um, you know, customers not able to come out to their to their place of business because you know they've been either forced to close the non essential It's just really taken a hard toll and and to see that the revenue declines and the number of employees that have had to be laid off. It's just really. It's very stark. Are you finding that a majority of the businesses that you talked Teo and you attempt to help our ableto hang in there, or are you finding that many of them are just having to close down? Ah, the majority that we're talking to. You are able to continue. They are hanging on. It's it's you know, a tightrope walk right now for some of them. But they they're doing it. They're hanging in there. They're adapting their fighting new ways to reach customers. Like I said, through maybe online servicing or for restaurants, Of course, you know, transitioning more, too. To go opportunities and and leveraging some of the delivery services and having their own delivery services. People are even adding physically adding to go windows to their structures. That's another item that we can reimburse under our programs if they've had to add Physically adapt things in their building and the costs associated with that, So it's just, you know, it's all about just being resourceful Industrias. I just think that they're doing everything that they can survive. I'm joined by Hillsborough County Economic Development Director Lindsey Kimble, who's here to talk about the county's rapid response recovery program. Entering application. Phase two. Are there certain sectors, certain industries that you're finding have been hit harder than others. Well, certainly thie retail in the restaurant. The bars who all are qualified under this program to apply. Um, you know, certainly they've They've been impacted the personal services. You know so many applications from you nail salon in a hairdresser's and you know, I want to point out. One of those folks are are sold proprietors in a long time They're renting a spot in the shops. So particularly hair dresser example. I want to be really clear to every he's listening. You know, if you are a soul proprietor, you are eligible to apply. Ah, lot of times. You know the programs that were sold out by the feds and the state. That was a gap there In a lot of times in an FDA financing, there could be a gap for sole proprietors are program is open to sell proprietors. Um, So again, That's just a way that we're trying. Tio. We crafted a program that we wanted to fill The gaps that weren't left by people who are left out of everyone started the PPP program and the Idol loan program AA. Lot of folks got left behind. So we try to craft this program so we would target The smallest small of our small businesses first, and we're slowly expanding the program to cast a wider net. So as you mentioned the beginning of this interview nowhere in faced right now. And that has cast a wider net across the entire county. So this accounting program, But it doesn't matter if you're within a city limit or not, you're eligible if you meet the other criteria. You can apply for our county program. It's it's absolutely Countywide. Lindsay, this is Felix Vega. I want to get into some of those details because you have three different categories, depending on what kind of business you have in certain revenue requirements. Could you walk us through what those are turned for the businesses they qualify. Sure. So in your class. You want three different programs? Correct? Yeah, because there's the kickstart for small businesses. The backto work you mentioned, I think with really interesting is safe at work to make those safety improvements. Right, Right. So right, So we have three different programs on and they were crafted purposefully to hopefully address this three different specific needs of small businesses because, you know they're going very inside. Like I said, we have sole providers we have business is a small This could be anybody up, Tio. You know, 101 100 employees and in our program, we tracked that by employees size and by revenue..
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Be Tampa Bay. With Ryan Gorman on NewsRadio WFL a having a bit of a problem here in the state of Florida with people accidentally shooting themselves, or people around them, especially in lines at Publix. You and thank you would be, you know, pretty easy not to accidentally shoot someone else for yourself, but apparently not disturbing trend happening in Florida. The latest incident involved, the thirty nine year old lakeland man. He joined the growing number of accidental shooting victims in Florida, according to police in Bartell. Police say a Mel Villareal junior was waiting to pick up a family member from Summerlin academy around four, ten pm after school hours as he sat in a mini van in the schools visitor lot police said he took a gun from his waistband, and attempted to stow it in the van center console so we have. A gun on him. And he wanted to put it in the center, console or however, before the nine millimeter, semiautomatic pistol can be secured. Police said he shot himself in the lake. Police said the man holds a ballad Florida concealed carry permit. Are they just not? I mean if you have a valid concealed carry permit navy they should go over how not to accidentally fire your valid concealed weapon if this was an isolated incident, I'd say, okay, I mean every now and then it happens does it happened. You accidents shoot yourself every now and then. I think the same person over and over again. This is this is getting ridiculous. Delete that part of that of the curriculum at the training in the last month, nearly half a dozen people in the Tampa Bay area loan have been involved in accidental shootings, half dozen people in Tampa alone. In the last month. Some have resulted in injury or death. And some of taken place on school campuses recently at a Pasco deputy accidentally discharged his gun in a school cafeteria. Remember that? Oh, yeah. According to a recent Tampa Bay times report federal data shows a flat rate for injuries and accidental shootings nationwide. But in Florida, the number of people injured in accidental shootings increased eighty two percents between two thousand seven and two thousand seventeen that doesn't even clued our last month. Police say demands injuries were not life-threatening. He was transported to a hospital in stable condition. No students were involved in the incident. But police said he was charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus which is a felony wasn't supposed to have the gun there anyway, in the first place. Let alone the. Yeah. So we've had two incidents at Publix with people in line skin dangerous. Then you had the cafeteria incident. Luckily nobody got hurt there. And now you've got this one, and I think there was another one when somebody who was on a roof. Oh, yeah. That guy got killed right? Yeah. I don't know what's going on. I mean, look, it's a little strange that you get six of these in a month just in the Tampa Bay area our own backyard. I mean that's. Forget about the fact that Florida overall is way above other parts of the country. So please, if you're a gun owner be maybe a little extra careful strat Gareth, especially especially if you're in the Tampa Bay area because something's going on with the guns and we will talk about. Tampa. That's and if you're in line Publix, very vigilant because merely that's. Place to be, especially when your wife puts her gun inner per- right, right? Yeah. That and then I think it was an off duty police officer who dropped teams you know, fishing in his pocket. Unbelievable. So coming up, we're gonna talk about the American Taliban who got released from prison early despite stating some recent support for ISIS. I've been pretty outraged about this whole issue, Felix explained earlier, some of the legalities involved in this, I still don't like it, but we'll explain why this is happening. Why the American Taliban was released, I think it was about what three years early yet. Yeah. So we've got that story and a whole lot more. Coming up here on PM.
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"Ryan Gorman on PM Tampa Bay so real quick. Santa's gonna take office along with this new administration. Tomorrow, the swearing in ceremony set for eleven AM. He will be sworn in at twelve pm. And then at twelve oh five PM he'll deliver his inaugural address before him. Of course, the Lieutenant governor Ginette Nunez is going to be sworn in Ashley moody or new attorney general Jimmy patroness who is back as our chief financial officer and at eleven thirty seven AM, Nikki free Bologne democrat in the cabinet will be sworn in as Commissioner of agriculture. We'll have a recap for you on PM Tampa Bay tomorrow starting at six robocalls. One of my big issues. Surged sixty percent in the United States last year. To forty eight billion calls feel like you've got half of those. I did every single day. I was getting usually two three four robo calls a day. It's calm down just a little bit lately. But we've been talking we talked about it all through the year last year since like the first week of the show. We were talking about robocalls, and how insane they had become. And now we finally have some data a sixty percent increase in twenty eighteen and there's really no end in sight at the moment. Scams make up an estimated forty percent of all robo calls. The other sixty percent are legitimate robocalls, like pharmacies, libraries, schools political candidates that kind of thing. So the problem persists. It's getting worse. And we will stay on it for you here on PM Tampa Bay coming up next. We're going to talk about what we lead to show with distracted driving in Florida. There are bills in the house and the Senate here. In the state of Florida for the two thousand nine hundred legislative session that are going to be debated and hopefully past we'll tell you about that. And we'll play for you. An interview we deal with the living for Logan foundation. Family affected by the distracted driving issue that more moments away on PM Tampa.
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"Ryan Gorman on PM Tampa Bay. So we had a news channel reporter Melissa Marino in here a little while ago. And what did I say to her on the show? I thought I made it very clear that you hated the way you looked when you did your Skype interview. Right. Well, and and more importantly that, you know, she's snapping pictures left and right. And before she posted I wanted to see what filter. She was going to use them with picture. She was gonna cheers. You did say you made it clear that you you're insecure about your parents. Righty? He's older. He wanted to good filter. I thought I made it clear, and I look I look like a complete dumb ass in this picture and horrible. I was like I'm yelling into the microphone. Although I do that a lot on this show. What else was she supposed to gaps? You can you can see it. If you follow either me on on Twitter. Ryan e Gorman Melissa Marino at W F L A, Melissa M. So at of all the pictures, she took she she picked Allen. So we clearly know what she thinks of me accurate description of her twenty minutes in the studio. Yelling in the background. Okay. I guess some some Florida man stories I want to get to. But first let be talk about this topless protestor who ran the Trump motorcade in Paris. We just had the topless protestor here. In tampa. The Bernie Sanders rally, but see that topless protested. Did it wrong? Nobody really could understand what it was. She wrote on her body's or message got overlooked this topless, female protester ran at President Trump's motorcade in Paris on Sunday. But clearly wrote her message on her chest. She she took note. Yeah. Purpose, right. She had the words fake peacemaker written on her chest. She was stopped by French police after running into the street. She really she got pretty close to the motorcade little alarming. Distracted. Maybe to be very awkward with the president sitting there with the first lady and throw a kind of wants to look knows. It could be big trouble. So miami. Speaking of people being naked a naked Florida man was revealed on video sneaking into a restaurant and munching on Rama noodles. A Saint Pete police officer was investigating a November sixth break in at the Chataway restaurant. And look it over surveillance video. And and then stumbled across another incident from the night before the video shows a man riding his bike up to the restaurant. Pedalled around the parking lot for about ten minutes. Then he slipped in through the back gate wanted around a bit. He opened the door to a shed for storing odds and ends and remove them one by one he then went to the restaurant bathroom, and he exited without his clothes, which is kinda strange like victory strain. Well, if you're there alone. Then why do you need to go to the bathroom and take off your clothes? There's nobody there is strange. Yeah. Why did I? What what are you going to go to the bathroom for privacy? There's nobody in the restaurant is in the first. Well, yeah, that's another good question. I can't. He he proceeded to sit naked at one of the restaurants picnic tables on my I'm never going here. And he he dug into a meal he brought with him say, he didn't even still food from the restaurants instant, lunch rum. And no what. And you said, Robin. I thought this is like one of those places he heated something. So right his own wrong. What is it like twenty cents this? None of this makes any sense to me. So he goes to the restaurant fully clothed, if there's nobody there, but he goes in the bathroom to take off his clothes, then he comes out, and he eats food that he brought with him and Rahman to Rahman. He also apparently played the Bongos naked good. He sounds like he had a great night. And then he wrote off on the bike without without his clothes on his pants Dato nowhere, the pants are that they never found the panty never found them now. So they think that they've identified this man, he's a homeless, man. They haven't released his name. An odd occurrence. Elise florida. We've got a couple of other stories there's another Fordham answer I want to get to and then a new study links. This is horrific for me. I there's no way I can have kids it links cleaning products to childhood obesity. Okay. I can't give him my cell wipes. Now, I guess you're not having any kids that settles that. Citing factor. We've got that. We'll we'll try to get to those stories in the final segment coming up next. We're gonna talk to American spectator contributing editor Jeffrey Lord here on PM Tampa Bay. News,.
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"A this is P M Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman. So I received a Christmas card from a co worker, and I also received an ice bag with a couple of little gifts in it from another co worker one coworker, totally gets me the other does not so so the gifts this little gift bag that I got includes think let me see. Like four different bottles of hand sanitizer. And they're the they're the ones. Now, let me grab one of these. This is the best are the ones with the refreshing aloe too because of use hand sanitizer as much as I do. I'm a germaphobe. Use the regular kind your hands can get really dry. So the refreshing aloe version is is is my go-to. So so that that co worker gets it. And I'm very appreciative. Because trust me, I'm gonna use every drop of all of this and sanitizer. The other co worker. Gave me a card, and and I don't even know what's in the card. I refuse to open. It it sitting right now on the console. On top of paper towels. Because it's. Let me see as and I'm going to try and use something to touch with what kind of tortoise and okay? It's like a hallmark card. It's like they took the card engines dipped it in glitter. There's there's more glitter. Then there is paper. Whatever substance. It is that makes up this card. And it's everywhere. I tried to take it out of the envelope. Because I I had an I had an idea that these cards are very glittery. I tried to take it out as carefully as I could. And the glitter still got everywhere. I had a traumatic experience back when I was in college with glitter. A girl spilled it in my car, and I was never able to get all of it out glitters like sand. When you go to the beach. You know, you're leaving the beach you you wash off a little bit. And you you think you get it all on your feet. You get it all off. And then you get home and you got like sand all up your ankle. That's that's what glitters like once. It gets on you or on your things you can never ever get it out. So I'm completely anti glitter, especially when it comes to cards. And I don't understand when this happens to where every single card you buy for every single occasion is drenched in glitter. What when did that happen? When did we decide as a society that cards and glitter go together like spaghetti and meatballs? I I mean. Who likes to open up card? And have glitter all over them. Like are there people out there who enjoy the card more because of the glitter? They now have all over their hands and all over. Whatever area they opened the card over like the countertop or a table or whatever. I don't get it. So I have no idea like there might be the nicest notes in this card. Talking about our interactions in the workplace and all of that. I have no idea if that's the case. I I'm not opening this card. And I handed out a couple of cards here at work to some of the people I work with a daily basis. And I made sure the cards that I bought did not contain glitter thing, I want to pay an extra somehow. That's where we've gotten did. It's it's more expensive to get a clean card then to get a glittery card. And this is this is every single occasion or holiday. There could be a hundred dollars in this card right now. And that hundred dollars is going in the trash because there's no way I'm touching this thing in opening I tried to to do it. Because look I share this console. I'm I'm the type of person that when I come into the studio. I try not to make a mess. I try to leave it. Very nice AM. Tampa Bay comes on you know, in the morning, they come into the studio. I like things to be nice for them. I don't wanna leave them with the counter full glitter. So I tried to open the card over a bunch of paper towels and do it is cleaning needs possible. And it's still got everywhere. I just I don't get it. I don't understand why that's what we've determined is the go-to type of card especially around the holidays. Eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two is the number. Let me go to Jim in Hudson online one, Jim how are you? Hey, how you doing? Ryan. I I really love your show. Thank you. I just wanted to make one point of the sweet artificial versus the. Yup. Well, we live if they. They are definitely fire hazard. It's my Sunday. Copy of a fire department video to live to wants to crashes on fire. You have less than three minutes you on the ground and your whole house. You know, that's something. We didn't. That's under. We didn't discuss earlier. You've got a water the live trees. Right. I've never had a live tree. But you have to water them. Don't you? Correct. Even if they're water we still dry out, and if you've ever flown one of those pine branches fire, they put off a lot of black smoke. He goes up. If you go onto you put christmasy questions on fire. You'd be amazed on how fast that room the plane. Yeah. There's there's there's no way. I'm I. I forgot about the watering aspect of all of this. And now, I gotta take care of it too. I mean, I'm supposed to be relaxing around. The holidays supposed to be my time off not gonna take care of something else. All right..
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"Ryan Gorman coming up belt. Ten minutes from now, we'll talk to the CEO of Tampa international airport. Also at eight thirty my other show best of the bay. And joining me in studio will be metropolitan ministries doing some great things around the holiday right now in studio with me, we have rose. Hi from ninety three three f l z. Our sister station down the hall, and you you got a big event coming up tomorrow night and Emily arena jingle ball. Yes. And this is like would you say this is ninety three threes premiere events. Yeah. I would say it's like one of the biggest concerts of the year. And it's going to be a packed house at Emily arena. You've got you've actually got a really good lineup. Shawn Mendez marshmallow marshmallow. We got Khalid an F B B Wreksa Bozzi and Sabrina carpenter. But those are just the people that are inside. We also have a free show pre show. That's on the plaza starting at three pm before the show even starts so anybody can come. And we have Bryce vine performing AJ, Mitchell, Madison beer, and Alex Angelo. Now, do you know about the food story involving Amalie arena? We've been talking a lot about it on the show. No, okay. I'll pass it along to you for you to read at some point you have to read it right now. But just be aware. Oh, yeah. So just just heads up again. Right. Yeah. I don't I you know, we talked about it earlier. We took a lot of calls on stuff. So let let me spend a second on BB Wreksa. Yeah. You said you have a history with her ideal. If you don't know who BB Rex is. And I'm sure there are many people. For two Grammys away. She's she's a huge star. Now. She's amazing. So I knew BB Wrexham before she became a really big star. Okay. I met her in Chicago. I think that a couple of different functions, and I wound up getting beebees number hold on. How first of all I asked for. I mean, we we had a good rapport. We were chatting, and where are you like flirting or was it like a business? No, no. I was not. There was nothing. What business like I mean? She was an up and coming artists. What business, you know? Can I season up and coming artists? I mean, I wasn't very important. And I was just after noon radio in Chicago. So I get her number and had gone back and forth a couple of times, but you know, artists travel. It's very difficult to work out the timing. And and then I just stopped. And I go sit her essentially, basically. Yes, I don't even think let me just check. I don't think I still have her number. I think probably changed it again. So so I guess and then she becomes be dominated BB Rexhepi time. This.
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"A this is PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman not a great day for Emily arena. I'm assuming if I had had any of the. Bad food. That is served up there. For any of the food that has any kind of issue. I'd have already been sick. So I think I'm in the clear, but I was just there Monday night for the lightning ranger's game. And I had no look. I thought Emily arena. Was really clean. I didn't see any noticeable problems. But apparently there are issues there when it comes to the food. This is from the Tampa Bay times, Emily arena, fared worse than Raymond James stadium in Tropicana field in a report that ESPN released yesterday reviewing food safety inspection reports for one hundred and eleven pro sports stadiums in North America. Amalie arena ranked twenty second worst overall in seventh worst among NHL arenas for percentage of high level food violations of the twenty nine total food outlets inspected and Emily sixteen had high level violations. That's fifty five percent. Bill be Emily arena. Executive vice president of communications said were.
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"Ryan Gorman with me in studio, my producers Morgan lash and James Berliner and joining us on the hotline right now, we have ten news investigative reporter, Noah prance key who you can follow on Twitter at Noah, prance key Noel, how are you? I'm doing. Well, Ryan, what's baseball? You've got some big breaking stories lately. And the one that you broke today is making a lot of waves around the Tampa Bay area. Let's talk about your report on Hillsborough county Commissioner can Hagan who's been extremely involved in the process of trying to get the raise over the Tampa. What did you find out? So he's the lead negotiator on a new ebor city stadium. He's accounting Commissioner who's basically the county's lone Representative. He's got some county staff aboard with him. But he's the guy trying to make this happen. And he's been negotiating with team for years and years on this. We're now up against the December thirty first deadline. We don't have many answers yet. And for years. This is continued in the back rooms in secrecy. So one of the things we Don. This series of investigations at ten news into into what Hagen is discussing behind closed doors 'cause tax monies tax money. Right. So we've tried to get that out there. We fought transparency we've made public records requests for public documents. And we just didn't get a whole lot over the years. The story published last night on WCBS p dot com and have gotten a ton of feedback today on revealed that Hagen withheld public records, probably inappropriately we've made requests he never turned it over. But we found out he did. In fact, have maps years ago. Exactly where the stadium was oh, you wouldn't turn it over to us or to fellow commissioners, or anyone in public exception of one developer who stood to profit from it all this inside information. He was able to come in scoop up properties that he's now position to flip for profit. And that's something that doesn't just smell bad. But there could be some serious criminal investigations that come that sounds kind of shady so. Oh, so he can Hagen new for years when nobody else really did that this ebor city location would be a potential spot landing spot for the raise. If they make the move across the bay yet ten investigates confirmed that in April twenty sixteen that's two and a half years ago. He had a map drawn up with the exact location. Where are now proposing the stadium? The county administrator in Hagen have said that was the race first choice in the very beginning. They knew years ago they were targeting the space, but they didn't want to reveal to the public because they were concerned that the people who own the land would ask her higher price. But what that did is essentially allowed select developer. Who is also a Ken Hagan campaign donor to come in and scoop up the property at a discount where he now stands to make you know, millions tens of millions of dollars on development around the stadium. If this happened why? So so nobody really knew that this location was a favorite to be picked. But this developer like you guys. Couldn't find this information out other people on the on the county commission couldn't find this information out. But this developer who donates to Hagen somehow gets a hold of the information. Scoops up some of the land. And now if the stadium does move over to ebor city could could make a ton of money. Oh ton of money. Yeah. You you have it. Exactly. Right. And you know, with the private companies doing this stuff shell companies, and you know, like Disney did buying up property secretly. There's nothing wrong with that the problem in all of this is we're talking about a public official whose negotiating with public dollars got campaign contributions from this developer that look exactly I mean, it looks like a quid pro quo, and then he continues to negotiate in private with no rhyme or reason. And no check and balance. Obviously, this isn't the first time that ten news is Donna story on Ken Hagan. You're you're you're like this guy's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, we're the only ones who have really been calling for transparency on the stadium conversation, but we're talking about a nine hundred million dollar stadium. Ryan, we know tax money is going to be used. We've just been asking. Why can't we find out how much money is going to be used on this thing? Well, if I were a developer in the area, I'd be really mad at the story. Like why you know, he's so this this one developers getting the information, but I wasn't privy to it. And I couldn't take advantage of the so I mean, the developer should have known about the location when everybody else knew if there was some transparency here. But apparently there wasn't what is the explanation? Been on the part of either Hagan or the developer. There has been no respond Orsoni of our questions for months. And have ASO's exact questions. We've also talked to I talked to homeowners in the area. There was a family a very very modest family who inherited the home when an elderly family member died in ebor city. They were selling the homes part of you state. They sold for two hundred thousand dollars. They split about eight ways, you know, that's a nice modest sum to get from a family member who has passed, but they said an attorney came in and told him it was for -partment also lie. The government was involved in that lie and the government had enabled a developer come in and scoop up property through deception. At the expense of this one family who could have made a lot more money on that property had big known. That's raise we're targeting stadiums. So it's not just developers. Now homeowners and landowners business owners in the area who were deprived of public information. And of course, it's tax payers were still being kept in the dark about where their money may ultimately go we December thirty first deadline here for a stadium. Ryan Saint Pete the race have to give Saint Petersburg an answer by December thirty first if you're staying in the Burke or they're moving through Tampa. I mean, we've six weeks to figure this all out. I think there there's a big fear. Among a lot of tax payers. There's gonna be some late December surprise, you're gonna you know, four or five days, and they're going to say, here's the deal we need to approve it. Right. There won't be the proper times of that everything we're talking to days investigative reporter, Noah prance ski Saint Pete mayor recruits men called on Hagan to basically recused himself for from any future matters involving the raise what are other local leaders saying about the story and is recusals possible for Hagan or Willie look to just attempt to weather. The storm can hang it's not the type to, you know, take. Back young the kinds of heels in he he has always had the attitude that he's above our questions. He's above reproach. I will tell you. I had a lot of officials calling me and texting me today. Thanking me for the story. These are not folks who want you go on the record because Canadian so a powerful local politicians, and I think there's a lot of folks would like to see him removed from that power. But frankly, don't want to go against him Christman as you said, the mayor of Saint Pete did tweet today in response to our story. He said basically can Hagan it's been a sideshow. And there's so many questions now for him to be the guy who still in charge of this recruits men was credit was the one three years ago. Who said I'm going to give the raise a chance to look and do what's best for this region. Saint Petersburg allowed Tampa to talk to the race and Christman is kind of really stayed out of it. He's let the ass. Yeah. Tampa and the rays have their time. He's also wants to redevelop downtown so Christman wants to watch. To answer one way or another. And today, I think was the first time we saw him say enough is enough we need to advance the best of the region. And there's not enough. You know, there isn't space right now for a politician be playing games where he he could possibly be benefiting on the side here. And that's when you campaign contributions rights developer, who's benefiting. That's when you really start to raise an eyebrow. Yeah. That that that does not sit. Well with me, or I'm assuming you're going to be following up on the story. We're gonna have to keep track of this. Because I is this sounds pretty shady to me to say the least ten news investigative reporter Noah prance key can follow him on Twitter at Noah prance ski. No have you on and a couple of weeks to talk more about the raise potential move ebor city just heating up. Ryan. I bet it is. I have a good holiday, and we'll talk to you soon. And that's going to do it for us today on this on November nineteenth lightning pre-game coming to forty in about ten seconds full show tomorrow night. We'll focus a lot on thanksgiving. Get some great stuff lined up for you. So. We will talk to you tomorrow. Six PM on nine seventy W F.
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"I'm Ryan Gorman with me in studio legal analyst Felix Vega. We're talking about birthright citizenship the fourteenth amendment's. Governor Scott was asked if he supports Trump in ending birthright citizenship, Scott walked away. From the report, I didn't want anything to do with it. And is campaign also declined to comment Disentis said that Trump is right to want to end birthright citizenship, he said as a matter of policy. I don't think the constitution intended to people could come a legally in order to get citizenship. That being said there's been a long list of decisions that I think you'd have to reckon with it's bad policy to have people if they come here illegally to automatically get birthright citizenship. So the constitutional issue, obviously is is what does Santa's is kinda sorta bringing up there. And and look what one other point. I just want to make an Felix has some thoughts on this too. And we have some calls eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two. If you want to use executive orders to start adjusting the constitution so willy nilly. What happens when there's a democrat in power, and they say, oh, you know, what maybe by executive order. I can do this to the second amendment. Will yell like it? Then. Probably not Felix you want to talk a little bit about the history. Yeah. Because to Santa's comment, and this is not democrat Republican. This is just a history of why this amendment came into place, and would it's kind of gotten a little skewed. Is it the fourteenth amendment was part of the reconstruction amendments after the civil war? And so there was the thirteenth with abolish slavery fourteenth granted birthright citizenship. It also established equal protection and due process under the law the fifteenth amendment was the one that gave equal voting rights all US citizens. And remember, this is the time of slavery the end of slavery. There's a three fifth amendment which said that African Americans or slaves only count is three fifths of a person for voting purposes that was the first real voter suppression that existed in this country. So when they did take pass the fourteenth amendment for birthright citizenship that was for the children of slaves were already here in the country. This was not because of illegal immigration. Yes. There's an argument that they came here. They were dragged here and became immigrants are forced to become immigrants, but the. Gratien issue was once they abolish slavery anyone born in this country to a slave or former slave than they were granted citizenship along with the slaves themselves. So that's important to realize the historical context where this comes from especially when you're talking about originalist jurists deciding this case like Gorsuch and cavenaugh that's what they're going to be looking at right. And the other point is that you think about all of us were your parents came from my grandparents came from Europe by grandmothers was from Ireland, and she came here and emigrated to the United States. And then she had my mom, and my uncle and they were American citizens. She went through the citizenship process and became a citizen. So you think back just, you know, two generations, we aware to ramp grandparents came from and then you have this in place, and you could make the arguments like, well, technically, you're not a citizen anymore. You know, is that ROY some could could certainly be a slippery slope and a lot of people bring up Europe in in how process with immigration works in comparison to what we could potentially become if we were to. To start going down this road because in Europe, they're very protective of bloodlines. And that's what they want to maintain. Whereas we've always been, you know, the American principles like come. Give me your tired, your poor your and everything that's on the statue of liberty. Yeah. So it's just important, but it taking politics out of it. That's historical legal context. Again, taking a look at some of the key quotes from the time. Obviously James Madison prior was was far prior to the fourteenth amendment. But, but if you look at the founders and their quotes on on this issue, and then if you look again at someone like Edward Bates, president Lincoln's attorney general back then just a few years before the adoption of the fourteenth amendment. You see where the thought process is here. And that's something the originalist jurists are going to go back and look at it. They're going to look at that. They're gonna look at past president and past president. So far has basically said that the current interpretation of it holds up. So. There. There is certainly. Issues to talk about on the fourteenth amendment itself on the executive order part of all of this. I don't think there's really a discussion. I know the president's getting advised by some people, but I think I don't think it holds up at all even if they wanted to repeal the amendment were part of the amendment you still need two thirds of rows. There's a process to do it just not through executive order eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two the number eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two. We'll get to some phone calls on this next year on PM Tampa.
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"I'm your host Ryan Gorman with me in studio, I have Morgan lash. And of course, my producer James Burland short show today. We have a lightning game coming up. Pregame starts at six thirty than a lightning game. After that. So we just have a half hour. We're going to have Dr Susan macmanus coming on with us in a few minutes. We'll talk to her, of course, retired USF political scientists about hurricane Michael the situation up in the panhandle. And also how it's effecting the politics of the midterms. So we'll get Dr Susan macmanus in just a bit Morgan. I have been doing coverage for our Panama City affiliates. Once again today, we've taken a lot of phone calls really kind of hearing the same thing, you know, people calling up offering information on where others can find help. What's really kind of stuck out to me? Is how many people are calling up saying, hey, I've got different ways to help. I can bring people supplies. Here's my cell phone number and addresses that have been given. I it it blows my mind, but it's really amazing to see people come together in a community like that. And we had a lot of people today who had lost everything themselves, but were trying to help out other people, you know, so inbetween trying to get their life in order. They're helping their neighbor which is amazing to hear the the stories that we continue to get a day in and day out. Incredible. Look, I there's a lot of big national news that I know is out there that I'm sure you're hearing and other places. I I don't know it's been difficult for me to want to come on and talk about Elizabeth Warren native American DNA test and whether or not she's polka harness or not. When when I'm hearing stories all day from people that lost everything. So I look I I know when you come to the show, you expect all the latest top news, and all of that, you gotta kinda bear with us this week because we're going to be doing a couple more days of this for our affiliates in Panama City, and I'm just not in that mode right now, you know, I really puts things in a different perspective. When you're listening to those stories all day long. It does I after the show last night. I went home, and I'm kind of going through Twitter and seeing what people are talking about going through Facebook. And it's a lot about Elizabeth Warren and the president, and you know, the back and forth between them I know today. It's about the president calling stormy Daniels a horse face, and there's all the news about the issue with Saudi Arabia, and I'm reading all this. And I'm just thinking like on a normal day. I'd be all in dead ready to come on with hot takes and take your phone calls and all of that. But after doing. Doing hours of coverage for folks in Panama City, our fellow Floridians who again have nothing I just not in that mode at all like, I mean, just kind of really focused on them, and how I can do whatever I can do to get the message out about what they need, and I can tell you. They need a lot, and I can assure you their stories are now gonna get put on the back page on the maybe if they're lucky the last segment of national shows the attention is going to turn away from them. So the longer I can keep the attention even here just in our local community here in Tampa Bay the longer. I can keep the attention on them. That's what I'm gonna do because they need it. Again, you're talking about poor rural counties. A lot of these counties are still you're talking over fifty percent of the counties in a think three or four over seventy percent of the county without power still. And it's not coming back anytime soon because this isn't a situation where you go repair like a transformer and it fixes things. This is the entire is down. Yeah. You've got people who have been through some pretty bad storms before who were up there. Trying to assist and they're like we've never seen anything like this. Everything's down trees. It's just like they're all flattened. Yeah. It's again, it's like a bomb went off and everything just got flattened. We did. I've been dealing with my frustration with leaders and politicians on this show. You've heard a lot about it. I don't wanna go down that road again tonight. I will say this. I was pretty aggressive in trying to get some of them on to talk to the residents of Panama City and the surrounding areas I was pretty forceful about that over the past twenty four hours. I had a couple of officials calling. They wanted to come on this show. And I said, no, if you're gonna talk to anybody you're going to talk to people in Panama City dot Tampa. I know how important the votes are here in Hillsborough county, and Pinellas county and the surrounding counties. But now you need to talk to the people in Panama City. We did get Senator Nelson on earlier today he came on and Panama City, we got an update from him. He told us a lot about Tyndall air force base. We talked about this with Howard almond from the Tampa Bay times yesterday and Senator Nelson reiterated today how destroyed that air force bases. They lost a lot of infrastructure. They have butts there there's a clear determination to get that base rebuilt. That is something that I think is is without a doubt going to happen. They'll rebuild it stronger. So if a storm comes through like hurricane Michael again, it will be able to withstand those winds, and we also talked to Senator Nelson about the relationships between the federal state and local governments up there. How things are running. It sounds like for the most part things running smoothly. There is a couple of issues in certain areas with FEMA and tarps and things like that that I think in some of these circumstances is to be expected. So we did get to talk to Senator Nelson for quite a while, which I was very appreciative of also we had congressman Neal done. Finally, join us. He's the congressman for that area up in the panhandle. We've been trying to get them on the show for a while. He finally joined us to talk a little bit. About what he's seen and the constituents that he's been talking to and then attorney general Pam Bondi. We got her on as well. She talked about you know, how people can avoid being scammed how they can avoid fraudulent businesses. And where they can report that kind of stuff. So we got some officials on today wasn't able to get the governor. I didn't hear back from him. I know he's very busy. But I would like at some point for him to come on. Because again in that area. Morgan you here at first when they call you're answering the phones they really don't have access to like anything else. People are literally trapped in their homes. It's it's honestly, it's it's heartbreaking listening to everything will call come through and cell service power still down in a lot of us area. So the battery powered radio is really how a lot of them are getting their information. That's why I've been so adamant about trying to get some of these elected officials on to talk directly to them never heard back from Rubio's office about coming on either. But slowly, but surely we're getting some of those elective. Ficials on to talk to their constituents and update them. I just think you know. I look I could be wrong here. I just think it's important for those people to hear from their reassuring. It's reassuring tells them that they're on the case that there are, you know, handling everything that they could possibly handle. And they're getting them help. That's why I felt like it was so important. Again, if you want to we're going to be on all throughout the day tomorrow up in Panama City, so that would be after one pm you could just listen to any of the Panama City stations on iheartradio, and you can hear our coverage. You can hear firsthand from the people who are calling in the businesses that are doing great work. We have a lot of local businesses up there who are just they're handing out food at this point and water. So really tremendous stories if you want to help you can still do that as well. The easiest way honestly is to donate to the American Red Cross, and we have that.
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A this is P M Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman the president just tweeted out a little while ago. Trees in in all caps with a question, Mark. I'm assuming. Could be wrong assuming he's talking about whoever wrote that anonymous New York Times op Ed eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two is the number. Let's go to the phones here. Laurie in Dunedin joins the show online. One lori. How are you? I'm good. Thanks for the call. I. Yeah, I'm calling because it seems like everybody's getting so excited about like these nitpicky things about the president. And it's it's just ridiculous. I mean, nobody is really focusing on the policy, but what you doing for the country. How much better off? We are right now. This is relevant. I mean, there was a book about Obama talk about Hillary. I mean their books all over the place talking about her analogy and stuff. Let's go back to some good presidents. How about you know, go back to Kennedy? What kind of a man was he you know, everybody knows. He was a philanderer not, you know, he was not. So you don't think all you don't think if if you have senior administration officials who are claiming that there's news basically a team within this administration working to undermine the president's. That's that's not a big story working to undermine our president that you're for short the thing that people forget is the people of America voted this president in right or not only undermining the president there undermining Americans American line. That's why it's a big story. And they knew about Trump him who he was what he was about before he was voted in. But the bottom line is we're sick of the all the bull-crap with a lifelong politicians who are in it for themselves for the money the power. They don't give a crap. Crap about the people, Jerry. Well, that that's why I think that's why I think this is a big story. And thank you for the caller. I appreciate it. Because again, you're you're talking about especially in this op, Ed you're talking about. People within the administration who? Are doing what they can they claim to preserve the institutions, and I'm quoting here while Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office. That's a huge story. I mean, some of the claims in Woodward's book. Are important to talk about to me. You know, if you've got the chief of staff who thinks he's an idiot. If you've got the secretary of defense who says he's acting like a fifth grader a sixth grader, and he's not doing things that the president says he wants him to do. Like the passage in the book where the president says to Madison look Madison denied some of the things that Madison's denied some of the things that are attributed to him in terms of what he said he did not deny the Assad story where the president told them he wanted to assassinate Assad Madison. Okay. And then he told his people within Pentagon. Yeah. We're not gonna do that. That's a big deal. But again, we need some of these officials to go on the record stopping anonymous eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty two we'll get some more calls on this end..
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"He's been nothing but bad The in for Ryan Gorman here on. PM Tampa Bay frustrating day All this stuff that we are seeing out of Helsinki with the president and Vladimir. Putin and the president siding with Putin, seemingly over, the intelligence committee I got into that earlier and I you know, I'm trying to do the best at reading the tea leaves here and here's what, I, think the truth. Is because my goal is never to go oh look your conservative let me. Give you all these things that make you feel. Better about yourself my goal was never to go your progressive here, let, me spout off a bunch of things. That make you go raw the things get the most reach with I'm here to try to find the truth And all of this and I think. There's a few things going on I, think the, president thinks you have to switch up these events and sometimes that, means you've got to give the other person a little bit of rope to hang, themselves, right say look. I sat down there with you I did this press conference I stood by. You and then now look what you've done and. One of the problems with that is Putin is already had enough, rope, in done enough hanging and mostly the. Hanging is of journalists who are against him For a wide variety of reasons let's forget who this guy is when you go there and he got he said it and he sounded like he meant it and I know what. He's doing again I know what he's? What he's trying, to sit. Down there and, he's trying to, cool the tension. Between the two countries he's trying to get some sort of starting. Point from which he can negotiate and try to get the higher ground but did he get that today I don't think so I don't think so but the only thing that. Is? Just as sure as. President Trump is going to mess up from time. To time is the fact that the Democrats are going to overplay. Their hand in the response to it how long did it take the Democrats oh my God it's treason, people? Just, say, oh my God this is it. This is the thing that's. Because they're always waiting for the thing they're waiting for the. Thing that takes the president down and it's not because they want Mike Pence in office is because I think they're going to get rid of him too right Star withdraw them, figure out a. Way to get out of there they'll figure out a way to. Put this Cassandra what's her face at a New York the democratic socialist they'll pop that Latino lady in there and then all will be well that's that's how we fix this. Country So that stuff continues to. Go on behind the scenes and in, this, case, right in front of the camera but I think the president is so eager to show that there was no, collusion with Russia that he sometimes gives away, the high ground and kind of makes it look like he's colluding with Russia so he's. Sitting there and he's like Well I I believe Putin that they didn't. Hack into any of these systems to, begin with not election systems mind you which. Is a liar told all the time but into, these these DNC, servers where they did some phishing attempts spearfishing with the call it's where, they send you a thing asking you to change your password and when you put in your, password they steal it and log into your account that's the kind of hacking was going on here. But the president the acknowledges that if he acknowledges, that Russia was involved on that level, then it looks. Like he was colluding and so by trying to avoid the appearance of, collusion, he looks like he's colluding and That's why you get what, you had today and it's just. Not a good look this is something that's frustrating of people I think today and a lot of conservatives have been upset by this we'll see where it goes it's not it's not treason it's not. Going to lead to impeachment that's ridiculous, and, silly, thought but where does it go is this a turning point where the president goes maybe I should think about, this stuff a bit more maybe I should, plan a little bit more and maybe not wing it so much he's good at negotiating. You just dropped the ball here for sure a lot of people talking..
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Junkie in for ryan gorman here on pm tampa bay nine seventy wfl a good thursday to everybody so much stuff to get into today now if you don't know how to interact with this show it's a very easy to do when rides out he's nice enough to let me hang out with you and share the stories of the dan everything that's going on and certainly interested in what your thinking about things that you could call the station obviously you can email me tips at the news junkie dot com or you can send in what we call a dispatch right so you download the app which is called the news junkie it's absolutely free for you and have it for iphones if you've got that or if you've got an android device of course we've got it for android two and you search for the news junkie and you hear us talking about something or you just want to send a story our way you can do that absolutely right through the app and we'll get you on the show very easy to do lots of big news today in fact in hollywood my friends we now have december seventy seventieth emmy awards yes the nominations have been announced and is anybody out there surprised that they snubbed roseanne i mean this was a monster and the ratings were so huge and i don't think anybody thought after this whole kerfuffle with roseanne and all those statements on twitter at cetera that she was going to get any emmy knobs but i don't think she would have if that didn't happen i've been willing to the last time hollywood rewarded anything like that they don't care about the numbers of the people that watch these shows they care more about the message of the show and if they're hollywood gladhanding with the people that are involved i mean it's really it's disgusting it's hollywood phoniness at its best and what they do is they put out for whether it's the oscars emmys or whatever award show they're going for it put advertisements in the hollywood reporter or other a periodical or whatever they're going for me the la times they do that a lot because they know the hollywood is reading that and they say four your consideration i put it out there for you to see am generally the stuff that wins is not the stuff that is the most watched i'm a big fan of that i follow everything it terms of water people into what are people watching out there and for television shows roseanne was it i mean it was when that was happening but that that is not the case right now and it faded out a little towards the end of the season what you do see it shows like silicon valley usually winning though they got snubbed this time around shows like atlanta atlanta the show on hbo you look that up you see like one hundred thousand people watch that one hundred thousand people there's more people in college football stadiums watching games and there is watching some of these shows and then i think about i go i was more people listening to this think about all the individuals they had to write a script they had to have all these actors they had to have food on the set you know you can't go without some snacks during these productions yet have the camera operator the key grip still don't know what that is yet have all these different people in all these different positions and you brought in a hundred thousand people and doesn't matter you're still gonna get yourself an emmy nomination or even award war war that's how hollywood works there's just how it goes go congratulations to those folks of the.
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Critters jockey on monday for ryan gorman here on pm tampa bay the big question is what the hell's michael cohen gonna say why are we here why are we here this point this all started at started out with some big investigation by molar and they're going to track down collusion between president trump and the russians and they're going to show how maybe the russians hacked our election not spent six figures on facebook ads but hacked our election that's what the chiron said i remember as i said that's why people have such a level of distrust in media because the promise was this this sexy thing oh my god russia in putin and trump and they're working together and they conspired to hack the election and take it away from hillary clinton and where do we end up we end up with michael cohen so what's he gonna say on abc what's it gonna say i don't know what he's going to be talking to george stephanopoulos and they'll be sitting down fairly friendly territory for him he said he's had enough of this i don't know why i mean trump's given them every signal that hey body is something happens i will part in you right on out of here i'll toss that presidential pardon your way you saw me do it for the kim kardashian lady i through those things out there one to like a man in a strip club tossing them at the stage where the pardons and now we have michael cohen talking to abc he said to be crystal clear my wife my daughter and my son in this country have my first loyalty which is you know it doesn't make any sense you say my wife has my first loyalty or my son or my daughter or my country has my i guess all of those things my wife my daughter my son and this country you could say my family has my first loyalty and love this country just doesn't make a lot of says i'm nitpicking now he also says in pug nations terms according to the daily mail he will hit back if allies the president ended up coming after him i will not be a punching bag as part of anybody's defense strategy he sounds scared i'm not a villain of this story and i will not allow others to depict me in that way this is colin speaking with abc increasing reports trump long trump's longtime lawyer at fixer might flip cohen rejected trumps favorite term the witch hunt for special counsel robert mueller's investigation praised the professional conduct of f b i agents yeah that's a new that's turning over a new leaf here i don't know that when they ransacked his officers if he was going this is just professional these guys are fed tat no he wasn't said that he's singing a different tune now figures that somebody else several cases where the loyalists who once said he would take a bullet for trump gave indications their interests may no longer align so michael cohen tweeted this photo on sunday of him at abc news is george steptoe and not a seven those two are sitting together now they've gotta talk about this stormy daniels payment we're to talk about one hundred thirty thousand dollars that allegedly went from cohen to stormy daniels i got no reason not to believe is true but that's not what we were told to get us here that's not it that's not what they said was going to lead us the path was gonna lead us to we were told something differently entirely they say a buddy wouldn't answer when asked whether trump asked him to.
"ryan gorman" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A this is p m tampa bay with ryan gorman so there's a couple of issues here the call in itself is really interesting to listen to you we're gonna play for you in a minute but but how this prank call happened is a little concerning guy three to the presidentelect thirteen year old just call up in pretend they're somebody else and get through i don't know unbelievable he was on air force one when the call came in so so this is the story comedian john melendez trick president trump into believing he was new jersey senator robert menendez in a recent phone call during the conversation the comedian brings up his immigration concerns for his constituents and references the executive order trump signed permitting families to remain together melendez also mentioned the imminent supreme court vacancy of following associate justice anthony kennedy's announcement that he's going to retire at the end of july i guess legislative affairs in the white house was notified of the call there was coming in that it was supposedly senator robert menendez they checked with menendez is chief of staff to find out what was going on and the chief of staff said the senator was not trying to call the president maybe if it's a republican senator will be more likely but a democratic senator calling the president i don't you know chat obviously it raises certain suspicions legislative affairs said they killed the call but apparently it was patched through reportedly by jared kushner and managed to get to the president is making executive decisions over there just the guy who's working on middle east peace through prank calls so so the comedian this john melendez he gets through to the president and and we'll we'll take your calls if you wanna comment on how you think the president did again this was a private conversation he did not anticipate this call getting out he thought he was just having a a one on one private conversation with the united states senator obviously it's a democrat so i think the president is going to be careful what he says because whatever he says is probably gonna leak eight hundred nine six nine ninety three fifty to take a listen to this you congratulations on everything proud of you drink ground relations.