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San Franciscans Set Their Sights on Destroying Montana
"So I was talking about a story about how people from San Francisco are moving to Montana. They're changing the politics, they're changing the way the entire city government works. Real estate values are skyrocketing and the kind of San Francisco ideology of ruling class pandering while they're suffering in the streets and halt widespread homelessness is not going to be contained justice San Francisco or the Bay Area, but it's traveling to Montana. And so I was totally on a point. I'm not, I'm not going to back down from it. I'm being misquoted though, is the point is that the media act as if I was calling every single person in California, a locust, that's not what I was saying. I was saying that liberals left wing people that leave the Bay Area and go to places such as Montana or Arizona, they are like locusts. Listen to the full quote, play cut 65, so you destroy California, burn it to the ground metaphorically. So then you want to go to Montana and Arizona to continue to spread. The pathogen. During the pandemic, the rate of people migrating to California is at a record low and out of his at a record high. But if this is not addressed, and this migration continues, they're like locust, they will not stop. San Francisco destroyed. Montana, they'll destroy that. They'll go to Utah. And they go to Nevada and they'll go to Alaska. Whatever the last slice of heaven is, they will try to bring hell to it. So apparently, when we're about to go to war with Russia and our borders are wide open, and we have a lot of problems. The world seemed really bothered by that because they know it's true. And they also intentionally miscategorized it. But let me very clear. There's plenty of amazing conservative Californians that have moved to Texas and Arizona. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the Californians that are determined to bring their politics, almost in a colonial type fashion through other states and to try to change the way Montana and arizonans live and make it look more like San Francisco so they can just move
"san franciscans" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"There was also the electrophone in Britain in 1895, which also used telephone lines, and at the same time, San franciscans Louis glass and William S Arnold were inventing the nickel in the slot phonograph. That was the real first predecessor of the jukebox. And, like other early predecessors, didn't use telephone lines, but rather the phonographs usual wax cylinders, paired with listening tubes or a kind of early type of headphone. The only real innovation from glass and Arnold was charging people per play. But it still paved the way for later jukeboxes and to some people, our on demand streaming services today. And by the way, they weren't actually called jukeboxes until about the 40s, quoting again from messiness. The term originates from the juke joints of Jim Crow's Deep South, where these informal dancing, drinking and gambling establishments, rarely more than ramshackle huts were primarily operated by African Americans so they could have somewhere to socialize since they were barred from most white entertainment establishments. The word juke derives from the Creole were jug or jug rowdy disorderly or wicked when African American workers and formerly enslaved people migrated north in the early 20th century, they brought with them the term and the cafes, restaurants and bars that started housing, coin operated phonographs became known as juke joints. And as for the shivers multi phone, it never went too far beyond Washington state. In part because shivers was a prolific inventor, always moving on to the next big thing, like his idea for a combination ashtray slash spittoon. But also because in the 50s, 45s became more common and their smaller size allowed jukeboxes to hold way more songs, rivaling the overwhelmingly large selection of the shivers multi phone. So shivers pulled them from the market in 1959. You can still find some on occasion on eBay or in antique shops or on display at some Seattle area museums. And according to a local Seattle NBC affiliate of the 8000 that were originally produced only 1500 remain. A lot of them were apparently turned into lamps. Now that is something I would like to find. But mostly, I just love these early solutions we had for very human desires that seemed persist across time. In this case, the desire to enjoy music as often as possible. Despite these smaller selection comparatively, the shivers multi phone really isn't all that different than Spotify today. In just imagine if every time you clicked on a song, there was a cool woman DJ out in Seattle, putting the record on for.
"san franciscans" Discussed on KGO 810
"With all these shows. It's a two hour long thing. Well, Wheaton will be on it. There's going to be all kinds of people on this panel. Um Levar Burton will be on there. George Decay will be on there. Let's see Patrick Stewart's Um George Takei has been here. He's been on your program before George Takei. I think I know he's been in studio a couple times. Oh, no, I don't think I've spoken to George. I would remember that. Yeah, so it's going to be quite the thing to watch for all Star Trek fans out there. I don't know why there seems I'm pretty sure I'm not making this up. I do make up some things, but I don't think I'm making up this. There is a line like you're either a Trekkie or you're like a star Wars lover, Uh, for the obsessed two crews out there. I like, you know, space stories. I just was never so obsessed with it that I would ever consider myself. Something like a Trekkie. I never got into the television show. I always felt It was a little bit campy even back then, uh, for the technology news what I did like I loved the star track. Um Movies that they did. I thought they did a much better job with those, And I mean, I'm a big star Wars fit. And so Yeah, I think I am an example of somebody who could be both. Okay. There you go. Yeah. I mean, I think William Shatner always seemed like kind of a campy over exaggerated type of actor, Right. Good looking guy. I think you know this whole idea, though, of the planet and diversity and and some people you see more meaning in some of the shows than just taking it straight for what it was, and that's what people love about Star Trek. So if you are a huge Trekkie Again. They're going to have this whole thing today. Star Trek Day didn't know there was a day learning all kinds of fun things today. 55 years ago, the show was released, Um, let's see here. So let's see. It was canceled after three seasons. I didn't realize that, uh and so they're going to be celebrating that, But like you mentioned Brett, they've made a number of movies. And I'll be honest again. I've watched more Star Wars movies than Star Trek movies. I hear they're great, though, like spark spark to I think my favorite one and it featured San Francisco Do you remember which one That was? Star Trek quiz me? Have no voyage home back in 1986 would have never would have never Okay. Never, ever. All right. Richard is calling K. Jill from San Francisco. So Richard, would you consider yourself a Trekkie? Yes, And there's a libertarian checking and correcting all that. But I'll say the most important thing to be honest. Uh um being, uh, that in Star Trek. San Francisco to San Francisco Bay area is the headquarters. Of Starfleet. And it's you know, when I think the world is, uh, united as one and there's no No hunger And you know the homelessness. And apparently, that's what what? It was in the future. You know, uh, 2100 something. Oh, really? Okay. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, because of the biggest thing, though. The biggest biggest thing is just that San Francisco me being here 40 plus years in San Francisco, and you know where all of San Franciscans Um, in the Bay area that you know that San Francisco the bay areas. The headquarters of the world for the Star Star P, which is part of the Federation of Planets. And I always find that amazing Yeah, I am not that knowledgeable of Star Trek. So thank you, Richard. For for bringing all of that knowledge to my attention. There's some people that just don't get it. They have no Interest in learning things like this. I got a great tax from a guy Joe in San Jose, he says. One of my favorite things to do is send photos of Star Trek to my Star Wars, buddy and say things like Men. Star Wars. Spaceships are cool. It would drive him crazy. Yeah, for people that are really into this Uh, they're very sensitive about stuff like this. Another listener text it in. I love Star Trek. But on one Star Trek Cruz just awesome. Have Disney cruises. Why not a Star Trek rose going on another next year loved meeting William Shatner and the other actors. That's pretty cool. Um, you know, And I'm sure that there's probably Lego creations that you can make up the U. S s enterprise, right? I know. Don't don't come at me. I'm just learning here. People. I know that people become obsessed with this. If I get one thing wrong, I hold it would be inundated with emails. Forgive me. All right. John is calling from San Jose. Okay. Good morning, John. Do you consider yourself a Trekkie? Good morning, Nikki. I am nondenominational Enjoyed builds, although, although within the Star Trek world it gets even worse than that. There are people that absolutely throwing camps which captain was better car? Yes, work, and But I did want to mention to remind everybody. I still remember it back in 1968. It. Star Trek showed the very first interracial kiss on TV between her heroine, Captain Kirk. Yes, that's right. And that was a really big deal. That's a groundbreaking moment, then, right? Yeah, absolutely. I think people downplay a lot of the different themes of the shows or the, uh, subliminal messages with regards to equality and the United States and racism. There's a fantastic show where one of the aliens is black on the white side and white on the other, and the other alien is black on the other side and white another and they're killing each other. At the end of the show, Kirk says. What is your problem? Because I mean, you can't tell we're talking about. Well, he's black on that side. He's white on that side, and they were just killing each other for the most. Inconsequential thin skinned reasons. And it was very, very powerful Star Trek in a lot of very powerful messages. Oh, I love that, John. Thank you for sharing that with me. Um Yeah, And when I was reading about this Star Trek day, that's kind of what a lot of people were saying, is it don't just take it at face value. Exactly The story that John saying all of these cultural and issues that are weaved throughout it, in addition to the entertainment, Um I was just looking this up a little bit because he mentioned the first kiss between Actress William Shatner. And isn't Michelle Nichols. Um This is 50 years ago, the episode was plateaus, stepchildren, and historians say it really helped change attitudes in America about what was allowed to be shown on TV, and it was really an early statement about The coming acceptance of interracial relationships in the United States..
Interview With Designer, Michael Collett
"All right so tell us who you are and what you do. My name's michael. And i'm a multidisciplinary flannery designer based in san francisco california. I'm on the steering committee. At designed to divest which is an organization that seeks to center and uplift black creative talent Wherever we find it. And i'm a partner at a company. Called green works in our slogan is tender loving care for plan people. Thank you so much for having me today. Maurice yeah no problem. Wow it's a form. Oh my goodness this is a nightline gotta hit my him rubs real quick ida okay. How's the year been going so far. It's still twenty twenty right so in some ways. Yeah it feels like it. Yeah i mean not bad truthfully like still walking around still freelancing and keeping his busy as one can san francisco conspires to be approximately sixty degrees while the rest of the country is boiling. So i suppose i should just be grateful. Oh yeah that's right just so folks. No we're recording this right now where there's like this massive heat dome over the like northwest united states like it's crushing most other cities but san francisco seems to be like the ice cube in the middle of all this. Yeah they're joking that even the he can't afford rent here understandable. What has san francisco been like. Now that i guess the state everything's open backup as san franciscan. I hold the right to criticize my city a lot. But i will say that. The pandemic and broadly reopening has been handled halfway. Okay people were generally pretty willing to put masks on. San francisco's very very dense. We all sort of live on top of one another quite literally and the mass great was really really high. People have an myself included quibbles about particularly things like outdoor dining. And the way that that's come to pass but we've mostly reopened. The cases aren't really spiking touch. Would
"san franciscans" Discussed on KQED Radio
"That's why also, the Federal Reserve meets this week as the nation's economic recovery continues. So what's next for inflation, interest rates and job growth and how one workplace that relies on face to face interaction is rethinking the office post pandemic. It's Monday, June 14th Boy, George's 60, the news is next. Live from NPR News in Washington on Korver Coleman. President Biden continues his meetings with Allied leaders today at a NATO summit in Brussels. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. The transatlantic defence alliance is facing its toughest test with Russia since the end of the Cold War. Opening the NATO summit Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance is more important than ever as the West faces a threatening pattern of Russian behavior of aggressive actions against the neighbors. Ukraine, Georgia but also CyberTimes Hybrid attacks poisoning. NATO also faces new challenges, said Stoltenberg, like climate change and threats from China, with its military build up and attempts to spread its authoritarian values, Stoltenberg said the summit will define NATO's ambitious 2030 agenda to reinforce its collective defence, strengthen its resilience and sharpen its technological edge. He also welcomed the return of a U. S president committed to NATO. NPR's Joe Palka also says there were fewer side effects reported with the Novavax vaccine are a lot of the volunteers in this study, they did didn't even know which they were getting the vaccine or the placebo, which is a statement about how small the side effects were. And they didn't see any of the worrisome side effects you might have heard of about. You know my card itis or immune response? Something strange. Those may turn up actually, as the vaccine gets used more, But from the this this efficacy, study and safety study, they've seen no no signals that are worrisome. NPR's Joe Palka reporting. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas travels to Mexico today. NPR's Joel Rose reports. His visit comes as the number of migrants crossing the US Mexico border remains at a 20 year high. The visit to Mexico is the first foreign trip for secretary mayor kissed since he was confirmed in February. He's expected to urge his Mexican counterparts to do more to prevent migrants from crossing the border into the U. S. More than 180,000 migrants were apprehended after crossing the border in May. The busiest month since the Biden administration took office and the most in a single month since the early two thousands. The U. S continues to quickly expelled the majority of adult migrants under a public health order, but it's under growing pressure from immigrant advocates to reopen the border to migrants seeking asylum. Mexican officials also want to see the two countries reopened the border to non essential travel, including tourism. Joel Rose. NPR News Israel has a new prime minister for the first time in a dozen years. Naftali Bennett has the backing of the Israeli parliament. That means long time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left office. The new Israeli government was sworn in late on Sunday. You're listening to NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian. What? Good morning As California moves to fully open up its economy tomorrow, San Francisco plans to close down its mass covid 19 Embarcadero testing site. KQ BDs tariff, Siler reports. Embarcadero location was one of the country's first mass testing sites open to the public, but city leaders say it's no longer needed. Given San Francisco's high vaccination rates. Nearly 80% of eligible San Franciscans have received at least one shot of the Covid 19 vaccine..
"san franciscans" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Dunes from about the whole quarter way into the park from the downtown San Francisco all the way to the beach. Was blowing dudes. They came up from the ocean, and they just blew across the peninsula. Well, who had the idea for this park? And why did they situated or want to situated on a sand dune? That's a good question. Fred. The idea for the park came originally from well. A group of San Franciscans wanted to see the park built. Wanted a park. They originally hired Frederick Law Homestead, who designed New York's Central Park, along with Calvert Box. He did a plan, but they weren't happy with his. Then they decide they got. They decided that they were going to build a park somewhere in the city, and it was a compromise. It was at the time I was very difficult to get the money to build a park. And they were able to work out a deal that gave them this land. Basically, no cost that ultimately they had to get a lot of money. But then they took all the money they got and give it to the people who had owned this lamp. So I would think one of the first problems they had was. How did they secure the sand from blowing all over the place and in your book, It talks about some of the plants that they used plants that we would consider weeds like eucalyptus and occasions. Where did they get the ideas for those plants? The those planes have been being used in either Australia where they'd already been biggest or on the coasts of Europe. Where people had large doings in France. They have enormous students, much larger, bigger dune fields than we have here in California, and they in many ways just imported this technology. These methods Did that work and stopping the Sander. Do they have to switch gears and try something else? Initially, it didn't work. The plant's got buried in the sand. They didn't germinate fast enough. And then the man who designed the park. William Hammond Hall. He saw it was just a look. Just dumb luck. They've been feeding the horses with rye grass, and one of the horses dropped its feed bag and they note and then it rained that night, and they noticed like the day later that the grass it all come up on the sand dunes where the bag had been dropped. And as he says, you know, the idea struck him, you know, And then they went on from there. They instead of using the system that they used in France directly. They mixed in the seed grasses, and it worked. It held the sand in place for.
"san franciscans" Discussed on KQED Radio
"By international stories and news on the world to support for NPR comes from your part time controller specializing and nonprofit accounting. Your part time controller helps nonprofit organizations with all of their accounting needs. Learn more at your part time controller dot com. U S Department of Health and Human Services. Medicare Open enrollment is now through December. 7th 2021 plans and information that Medicare DOT gov or 1, 800 Medicare. And Amazon studios with the new film Sound of Metal Reason. Med plays a drummer confronting his new world of silence after he abruptly loses his hearing, also starring Olivia Cooke. Starts Friday on prime video and by the listeners, members and sustaining members of KQED, Public Radio, 88.5 FM and San Francisco and 89.3 of them in Sacramento. It's 7 22. It's morning edition on KQED. I'm Brian what San Francisco officials are sounding the alarm about the increasing rates of covert 19 cases in the city. The city is averaging 140 new cases a day. That rate is four times higher than it was a month ago. And covert 19 hospitalizations have doubled in the last 10 days. His here is mayor London Breed. And after that health director Dr Grant Colfax We've been worried for months, but now it's real are dangerous Winter has arrived. If this trend continues, we will see a hospital bed shortage around Christmas that is a sobering thigh. San Franciscans sick from covered 19 during the December holidays. With the real possibility of no available beds at our local hospitals. The city expects to announce new restrictions as early as today, including a possible quarantine for people returning to the city from outside the Bay Area..
San Francisco's Preparations and Response to COVID-19
"Francisco's Francisco's mayor mayor of London. Breed has announced the city is spending nearly half a $1,000,000 on responding to the Corona virus pandemic. That money is coming from other services. That's why she's urging city residents that he'd public health orders to curb the spread and community transmission of the Corona virus Breed Warren's should the pandemic continue beyond next year. It would drain more city resource is Cape Phase, Christina Honest that reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she plans to spend $446 million to address the Corona virus pandemic this year through June 2021. That includes $56 million to boost mobile testing sites and the most impacted neighborhoods like the latte, next community in the Excelsior in the mission and the black community in the Bay View and Tenderloin. Reed ticks off a list of services that money will go towards this fiscal year. It includes $16.5 million in funding for communications and operations. 185 million for our health response, 62 million for food distributions and programs that are pit stops. 183 million for housing and shelter programs. It's important to remember that this funding really assumes that we don't see any major surges. If that happens, we will need to divert. Even more resource is and that's why it is so critical that everybody does its part, their part to stop the spread. Thiss stretches beyond June, and there's going to be even more of a drain on our budget next year. But the mayor warns the workable budget relies on federal reimbursements and cares Act dollars. San Francisco, like other cities and states is suffering a deficit due to the pandemic Breeds budget relies on reserves to close an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap over the next two years. It also uses $93 million from the General Fund. San Francisco has been on the government's watch list since late July due to increasing Corona virus infections as breed lists the latest numbers of corona virus infections and deaths. She suggests there's no going back to normal. As of today we have 7692 cases on DH. Sadly, 67 people have died from Cove. It Until we have a vaccine until we're in a better place. We know that we need to continue to socially distanced herself from one another. Where are mask as much as possible and follow our public helped guidelines. We have to start getting comfortable with it. We have to start changing our behavior. It really is. What's going to make the difference. There are some positive signs, says public health director Dr Grant Colfax. He says the rate of Corona virus hospitalizations air down and under indicators. Show a slowing of community transmission. We are currently carrying for 88 San Franciscans with covert 19 in our local hospitals. That is a slight drop from last week. Remember, it is an almost 25% reduction from our peak in July. We're currently finding about 85 new cases of covert 19 every day. That number has started to drop from its high point a few weeks ago, but it is still a cause for great concern. Anything above 50 new cases per day puts us in the red Zone. On our highest alert level. And we have been there for the past seven weeks. City officials are pushing
A Long and Winding Journey For Some Drinking Water
"Thousands of years before Checchi was a reservoir, the valley was home to several native American tribes. The name Hetch hetchy probably derived from the me. Walk Word Hatch, Hatschi, which means edible grasses, the valley floor would have been full of them, and they were important food source, but in nineteen twenty-three those grasses were buried under billions of gallons of water when the reservoir was finished to find the answers to the rest of Alex and heath questions, reporter Sara Craig, found herself someplace unexpected in the hills of San Bruno. We've arrived just in time to catch some action at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Really, high. Spillover! VERICOSE OH, wow! Drinking water from all over is getting filtered here to move large and small particles, but water from hetch Hetchy is so pure. It doesn't need to get filtered although it does get disinfected with chlorine, an ultra violet light. Let's start at the very very beginning where the water starts, that's. And she's joined by Suzanne, Goatee. They work for San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission and a ton about Hetch hetchy water. They tell us it all starts high in the SIERRAS so high. The water isn't water. It's snow. The snow that we're talking about. Is this know that falls on the Twala me. River watershed, which is four hundred ninety two square miles. That's about the size of this city of La all the snow in that watershed Melton to the TWALA me river and three smaller creeks which empty into the Hetch hetchy reservoir. On average per year at San Franciscans consume would be equal to a foot of snow covering that Ptolemy River watershed. To put this into perspective, it takes five feet of snow to fill the hole reservoir once-melted that water leaves the reservoir from o'shaughnessy Dam. And then so look at this map. It travels through a whole series of tunnel so here we're moving through the mountain tunnel. In along the way it goes through hydroelectric dams that generous about seventeen percent of San Francisco's electricity. Did you know that the power from Hetch hetchy from water. That's what actually powers your school. Yeah, I. I go to Jefferson Yeah, it probably yeah. Yeah not even the the Muny Light Rail that you've seen San Francisco Yup. I ride on those sometimes. The water travels downhill the whole. Rushing through tunnels drilled through solid granite. PIPELINES LINED WITH CONCRETE Picture a giant underground waterslide, twisting around mountains and under rivers, and then it takes about three days for the water to get over here all the way into San Francisco. Is. Kinda long, isn't it but yeah, okay only three days sure. It would take a long that do like four or five as maybe a week will need. It's not a bad guests. How do you know that it takes three days? Did you send like some kind of a probe in the water to to time it? We have flow meters throughout the system. and. Yes yes, it'll tell you how much water is moving through what pipeline so we do a little bit of math and you say one hundred sixty seven miles. At three feet per second equals about eighty three hours, but those eighty three hours are rough estimate because operators are always releasing different amounts of water, depending on how much people use. Okay any takes us outside to where some of our drinking water is stored. We're standing on a hill, looking down at a huge tank that holds eleven million gallons. So this is one of those places where we regulate shifts in demand on a daily basis. It's white. Sheen reflects the bright sunlight making it hard to look at so maybe for the water bottle to huge giant water bottle for the whole bay area. Alex suggests we stand on top of that water bottle. Over there now, okay, don't look down. And coaches himself over a narrow meadow footbridge, fifty feet above the ground
"san franciscans" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In the Bloomberg nine sixty San Franciscans are on it yeah right it is purely at the public health director Barbara Ferrer says quote with all certainty and then goes on to say the separation orders will last more three more months that's in the July she says unless there's a dramatic change in the virus and tools at hand she says without widely available testing it would be foolish to re open having said that the county has already moved into a five step process for re opening so to this point not formal but very stark by the way Los Angeles county and the city of Los Angeles are different well the doctor in the fight against infectious disease in the U. S. Dr Anthony Fauci has a very serious warning for the country of the re opening happens too quickly what we have worked out is a guideline framework of how to safely open America again and there are several check points in that with the gateway first of showing the pending on the dynamics of an outbreak in a particular region state city or area that would really determine the speed and the pace with which one does re enter or re open house speaking to a Senate committee hearing he says consequences could be serious if the guidelines are not followed and he says well testing for a vaccine continues I must warn it is also the possibility of negative consequences what's certain vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the infection hi this is testing and tracing and Karen caution of the best solution so there isn't a second wave that could even be worse and have worse economic consequences than the first cat house Democrats have proposed a three trillion dollar virus relief bill combining a two state and local governments with direct cash payments also expanding unemployment insurance and food stamp spending the G. O. pay first response in the Senate at least is not positive India's prime minister Narendra Modi has announced a two hundred sixty billion dollar corona virus package pretty scant details thus far although hospitalizations have declined a New York state governor Andrew Cuomo says there's concern of a Kawasaki like illness that is affecting children he says one hundred cases just uncovered in California governor Gavin Newsom says guidelines are going up for fulfillment by dine in restaurants and he says focusing on spacey what we want is physical distance C. all the sea all the sanitation all the PP all the other guidelines as relates to ingress egress you'll take a look I hope and the guidelines we put out and there are many many very specific recommendations guidelines and expectations so before re opening up you know to do that I was just thinking and I'm being silly here but if dine in restaurants open and there's a dancing and dining involved in it it's going to be pretty pretty hard to slow dance I think that would never mind in San Francisco I'm at Baxter all right Brian well we had those cases in South Korea they really exploded here usually it only looks like the worst forty or fifty but now it's over a hundred from the night club so yeah that's definitely an example of when you re open too quickly now on a national scale a hundred cases is is is not not join Norma's but but you know it's something to be concerned about so yeah you know it's good to have these these concerns ed thank you very much Dan Schwartzman steps in he's got the sports discovered Tottenham.
FDA relaxes rules on who can donate as COVID-19 cancels blood drives
"As blood donations have dropped across the country due to the corona virus pandemic San Francisco lawmakers are drawing attention to federal rules that limit gay and bisexual blood donations KPFA is Daniel when he has the story senator Scott Wiener launch they give for a gay blood drive where people can donate their blood on behalf of the gay and bisexual men who are currently banned by the FDA from doing so Wiener says this needs to change especially in light of a blood shortage resulting from covert nineteen so there is no scientific basis whatsoever to restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood it is irrational it's discriminatory and it undermines our ability to get people to donate blood it's leaving millions of people al healthy people who want to donate blood to support their community Weiner says the ban was put in place after the HIV epidemic in nineteen seventy seven regulators ruled that gay men could donate blood only if they abstain from intercourse with another man for one year after the corona virus outbreak Weiner wrote a letter to the FDA urging a chain the FDA this month's reduce the limitations allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they abstain from having sex for the last three months Wiener says it's still a ban San Francisco mayor London breed agrees she donated blood on behalf of senator Wiener mayor breed says people should not be restricted on how they can help their community based on who they love just think about it Scott Wiener is a state senator here in California and is prohibited from giving blood the person who is leading our public health charge Dr grant Colfax because he is gay can not give blood even though he is the person in the city spear heading the public health response to keep all San Franciscans safe supervisor Rafael man a man who is here today who serves on the board of supervisors and works tirelessly for the residents of San Francisco incredible people incredible leaders a desire to serve and because of these outdated restrictions by the FDA they can't serve their city and their country in this way breed says policies needs to evolve with the times and look the covert nineteen outbreak is the time when people need to help each other in any way they can San Francisco supervisor Catherine Stefani says that the FDA needs to end the ban if they want to help the epidemic if the FDA is serious about addressing our covert nineteen blood shortage it needs to fully put aside is discriminatory restrictions immediately some city policy makers have had first hand experience of being turned away from blood donation drives Tom temprano the vice president of the San Francisco City College Board of trustees says he was rejected when he tried to serve his community by giving blood when he was in high school she describes the moment during the blood drive when he was asked if he'd had intercourse with the same sex I had worked very hard and enjoyed a lot to come out as a high school student and was not gonna go back into the closet just to donate blood and so I answered honestly and I said yes I have and the full bottom mist was stunned and told me I'm sorry but you can't donate blood no other students in my high school was told that they could not donate blood and it it just my stomach fell I called my lesbian arts that night crying because I couldn't understand why the government what a let me help out and wouldn't let me participate in this and the fact that fifteen years later I still can't donate improviser Rafael Mandel man the sole gay man on the board of supervisors has authored a resolution urging the FDA to lift its ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating
"san franciscans" Discussed on KGO 810
"That consecutive right now that I'm gonna be putting our vice president Mike pence in charge and Mike will be working with the professionals and doctors and everybody else that's working the team is is brilliant I spend a lot of time with the team over the last couple of weeks but they're totally brilliant and we're doing really well and Mike is going to be in charge of Michael report back to me but he's got a certain talent for this and I'm gonna ask Mike pence to say a few words please thank you for thank you Mr president president trump made clear from the first days in this administration we have no higher priority than the safety security health and well being of the American people the firm the first word of the outbreak of the coronavirus president took unprecedented steps to protect the American people from the spread of this disease the count of those briefly but the establishment of travel restrictions aggressive quarantine efforts of Americans that are returning the declaration of a public health emergency in establishing the White House corona task force are all reflective of the urgency that the president has brought to a whole of government approach as a former governor from the state where the first mers case emerged in two thousand fourteen I know full well the importance of presidential leadership the importance of administration leadership and the vital role of partnerships of state and local governments and health authorities in responding to the potential threat of dangerous infectious diseases and I I look forward Mr president to us serving in this role a bringing together of all the members of the corona task force that you've established HHS CDC DHS the department of transportation and state this team has been at your direction is present meeting every day since it was established my role will be to continue to of bring that team together to bring to the president the the the best options for action to see to the safety and well being and health the American people I will also be continuing to reach out to governors of state and local officials in fact in recent days the White House met with over forty state county and city health officials from over thirty states and territories to discuss how to respond to this to the potential threat of the corona virus I will be working with them in renewed ways to make sure they have the resources to be able to respond as the president said I will be adding additional personnel here at the White House to us support our efforts on the president's behalf we'll also be working with members of Congress and to ensure that the resources are available of for this whole of government response and we'll be working very closely with secretary is R. and his team that have done an outstanding job of communicating to the public to ensure the American people I have the best information on ways to protect themselves and their families and also that the public has the most timely information on the potential threat but to the American people but Mr president is there's we've been briefed while the threat to the American public remains low and the spread of the corona virus a you have directed this team to take all steps necessary to continue to ensure the health and well being of the American people and the people of this country can be confident that under your leadership we will continue to bring the full resources of the federal government in coordination with our state and local partners but to see to the health and well being into the effective response to the coronavirus here in the United States of America now I want you to understand that the president and the vice president or assuming responsibility for this issue yet we know that this is going to spread don't we in fact the Nikki reported and Leslie emails this coronavirus case in California is the first person to person transmission in the United States I want to do one more thing before open up the lines four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten San Francisco mayor London breed declared a local state of emergency due to the coronavirus yesterday I hope you understand no confirmed cases of the virus here in San Francisco but she assured San Franciscans during her press conference that the reason for the emergency declaration and let her tell you in her own words with the continued rise of the corona virus across the world we need to allocate more resources to make sure that we are prepared we need more help to do outreach to the community and to put those resources to work today we need to take an official action and that's why today I'm pro actively taking a step to strengthen our preparedness for what may come by declaring the local declaring a local emergency for corona virus right let's be clear and again I want to repeat that we now have a case here in northern California and we're told that the CDC has been informed that a patient in northern California is infected with a corona virus and the source of the infection is unknown listen carefully the patient did not travel to a foreign country or have contact with a confirmed case what that means is that this may be an airborne virus now I appreciate the fact that the White House has moved into this I appreciate the fact that the president announced that Mike pence will be spearheading the White House rotavirus task force I appreciate the fact that it's comprised officials from the CDC and various federal health and security organizations let me just tell you that we have a real problem here a San Francisco's only coronavirus patient made a statement Rick right a redwood city resident who tested positive for coronavirus following the cruise ship vacation is now being treated here in San Francisco on Parnassus at the UCSF hospital and he talked about his experience a we know that this is going to grow we know that it's going to become more pervasive and we have to be prepared now the question becomes what did you learn of the president's press conference I'm very serious I'm glad that the president and his administration are now trying to deal with that of course we also remember the president's statement saying that it was contained there was no problem here in in the United States but now we know that this is coming we are told that the voters should rethink plans even outside virus hotspots we know that spells trouble for SFO and United its biggest carrier we know that at that we now have a state of emergency the state of emergency being declared here in San Francisco and federal officials warning the United States must prepare for an outbreak and epidemic suddenly seems much closer to home four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten are we doing enough by the way I don't blame the president I really don't I understand that he was in India I understand he wasn't here I understand that there were some tensions in the administration I understand he's running for reelection and you know you don't want to have a disaster when you're running for re election R. I don't know that I will put Mike pence in charge but he is the vice president of the United States Karen from Sebastopol says our most of trump's presentation and it's just more of the same self aggrandizement of Penn scape trump alone credit so far for preventing the spread of the corona virus I have just started it has just started and has a long way to go before it blows over I understand that he is joined on the stage by health experts I don't believe this is Karen speaking trump says and he surrounded himself with yes people and others are unfair to make relative light of the health problems is a disservice to the American people and is designed only to serve the president's purposes no one else at least Karen says that's what I believe now the administration is fully aware of of two things number one the market has been tumbling it's down because of fear investors understand the automobile industry is severely affected by this crisis all of our products from China are affected we know the cruise ship companies are now very worried because people are canceling cruises because they're afraid they're afraid to get on the ship are there people planning vacations of flying to Europe well I talked to my son Scholl who was in the Turin five months ago as a as an exchange student you know as a starting abroad and he's been deeply engaged in in at work he's doing now but he looked on line he said my god at four hundred people in Turin have reported a hospital now look I'm not here tonight to cast blame nor am I here tonight to suggest that what happened in the White House today was not right but I want you to understand that nearly seven thousand travelers in California have been asked to monitor isolate themselves federal officials suggested that more than sixty seven hundred travelers return to California after February second from China I'll side the province they are being urged to quote monitor their health stay home and limit interactions with other as much as possible that is what the California department of public health is saying this is not far distant we need in panic because we know that most people who develop.
The Real Edge of the World
"Today the edge of the world. We'll call it lands lands end for this story. It's located at thirty seven point seven seven three nine latitude. One twenty two point two five degrees longitude. It's positioned in both the north and Western Hemisphere. Hint here is located in the western region of the United States bordered by the state of Oregon Data Arizona the country of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Give up the state is California. The edge of the world or lands end is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate. The northwest corner of San Francisco long before Europeans arrived arrived in North America. The Aloni tribe lived at lands end in seasonal settlements. Here that the ocean's edge. They found everything they needed. Hillside Springs brings gushing with freshwater trees brush for shelters and easy access to the shore where they fished and hunted for Otters Sea Lions seabirds the Spanish settlement of San Francisco which began in seventeen seventy six ended the Aloni traditional life at lands end under Mexican rule this rugged luggage section of coastline was part of a large land. Grant called Rancho After California joined the US the only visitors to this secluded in inaccessible area were naturalists. Who braved the long journey out to the coastline to observe marine life after the gold. Rush San Francisco's population exploded. And the downtown became very crowded with new buildings and neighborhoods real estate developers. Lucky for new you ways to make money saw what is now called land's end and is unparalleled beauty and excellent place for a new restaurant. Overlook entrepreneur designed the new cliff house as a fashionable resort for the wealthy and encouraged San Franciscans to travel out to the city's edge to help people get to this far off place. A private company constructed a brand new road called point Lobos Avenue making travel to this picturesque rural place. Much easier by the eighteen sixties. A horse drawn stagecoach made the trip every day. Sunday from crowded. Downtown San San Francisco out to lance end during the eighteen eighties. Millionaire Adolph Sutro. Purchased property at lands and dramatically. Dramatically transformed the area into a popular seaside destination. Sutro strongly believed that. All San Francisco's rich or poor should take advantage manage of lance ends beauty to provide inexpensive transportation. He constructed a passenger steam train from downtown San Francisco. To Land's end for the affordable fare of five cents shooter designed and funded the elegant sutro Heights public gardens the famous sutro baths in the eighteen. Ninety six this clip house which replaced the original building after it burned but it says if spirit protects lands and cliff house burned to the ground three times times once was all it took to destroy the world famous sutro baths they burned in nineteen sixty condos or were under construction on the same side also burned today people visit lands and are never seen again the number of suicides climbs every year the National Park Service has rebuilt the cliff cliff house but sadly there is nothing left of the sutro baths. Still Ruins are worth a visit. The tunnels were used to direct ocean. Water to the three indoor. The pools are still intact and said to be visited by a bee's that crawls from the water and into the tunnel for shelter during storms. And it suggested that you visit the remains of sutro baths or the tunnels during the day. Because it said that the local Satanic Church wanders the ground by night and now you know were the original edge of the world or lands end.
"san franciscans" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"Slow though Oh yeah so awesome. Oh and you get Ruston propane people ask me what's the difference between propane and natural gas. There'd been a few people that you know try to decide like which is cleaner and so on. It's really hard to do because a you can propane more or less as manufactured and you propane me have different blend of gases in one country then over another <hes> but natural gas to <hes> it can we have we had client down in in the southwest and their natural gas was really rich. You know not a lot of impurities and they got a really pure flame out of it. You know up in up near Canada. The natural gas isn't quite so so there's a lot of contaminants and so that's why gas companies have have to put a multiplier on the gas bill. A lot of people will see a gas bill and there's a like six digit multiplayer thing while it's because okay one beat you are sorry a hundred thousand be two hours one firm and what you have to do is if your gas is not going to produce that the utility has to give you a multiplier so they're not charging you okay for cheap cheaper. Gas Won't put out that much heat so if you have a multiplier of you know point eight six then point eight six times <hes> the value of your gas if it was doing at one therm you know you basically are paying less because that but in this one client in in the South West they had a multiplayer like one point two something and so they were actually <hes> their gas was so good eh it it actually produced a lot more heat and so that's also another way to take into consideration where <hes> there's going to be variations in <hes> the type of B._T._U.. Output that your gas is going to be EH providing as well so there are a number of factors that way they can affect that in elevation you know. When does I crack happened at four thousand feet or eight thousand feet? It's GonNa be you know because I crack is going to be related to the water vapor station. It's happening inside the bean right so anyway and the the water vapor stations can while we're here we're almost a five thousand feet of water vapor station. I think is going to happen at two hundred four which I think is the boiling point here somewhere around there as opposed to where you guys you know beat city Santa Cruz. You got a flat two hundred twelve degrees Fahrenheit boiling temperature yep. We're just perfect. You are perfect tip straight up sea level when when people talk about tuning the flame you know because you see that like bright bright blue flame and it means burning really efficiently right. How can you manipulate that if you have some sort of impure gas or because you're just pulling whatever natural air it's burning whatever air is in the space that you're you're in right so a lot of that has to do with your air fuel mixture right and how that's going to do we just use your your simple traditional atmospheric burners and so air is is we have an Orvis size size where the gas is is being jetted through that orifice and at orifice size would determine how much you know gas will get through there like a carburetor exactly yeah and then with those larger holes that will eh the natural <hes> airflow will will go through there? There's a small chamber in the burner and then basically the gas in air mix and then you have your flame but there's more than just gas okay. There's also oh <hes> atmospheric pressure concentration of oxygen. That's happening to hear the higher elevation. We're not gonNA have the same kind of B._T.'s so it might we might change our batch sizes are charged waits a little bit because just because you're not going to get the same B._T._U.. As you would say it elevation sea level you can play with the orifice sizes a little bit but here's what you can get super technical and get air with you know perfectly dialed in and yet your copy is not gonna taste necessarily any better because I all people do not have their palate is not as sensitive is a dog sense of smell is is a fear factor here. I have to get everything just to the to the right T- Parma lose all my customers okay or it has to be it has to meet the approval of this high level. You Know Cupping Board order whatever that's all fine good as a place for all that but I think it's important for people not to over stress on that because you start with a good coffee <hes> have have a good roaster and <hes> it's harder to scorcher tip or bake your beans. You can scorch tip in Bake your beans on any roaster that's made it's nice to have a Russia hosted. It's harder to do that with <hes> because of the metallurgy near flow and whatever but on the other hand <hes> you know what I'm saying is that don't let fear be your guide died in a lot of ways and don't let an unknown ambiguous anxiety cause some kind of fear factor in you that would make you make a wrong decision or spend too how much time on US decision that doesn't really matter too much all that to say back to gas yeah we can tune it for your elevation and those sorts of things and we've done that for some people who are in extreme elevations but we're kind of like at an elevation here with a factory is where the range will cover high and low elevations real nicely we can we can change the orifice size by one or two and maybe you know you'll get a little a bit more energy or a little less energy or whatever it is that you want to have the the impact that you want but at the end of the day is that really necessary so I say in ninety plus percent of the time it isn't sick knowledge. No that's awesome because people talk about that all the time at length so hyper geek world if someone wanted to play with that you get a roster and then maybe supply them with the set of burners that have three different orifices they could switch out whenever they like if they wanted to. We could do the best with Chris. Some people just have to do that because they that as their personality brain works. I'm like okay you know like said his former educator people's brains work differently okay and and and and I will say this I will acknowledge that some roaster manufacturers have a roaster that works really great with a certain personality type <hes> the I'm not trying to be disparaging or anything. It's just like you have four guys you can get Chevy guys right yeah or an espresso world. There's like people who are cool with a linear classic. That's what they love and then some people have to have a slayer or they have to have a pressure profiling machine so <hes> you know have little copy us to in this like I've had boats a slayer an I have a little law. WETS EPI seventy and Anna Swift grinder and I I have. I have staff. That's like I I have to use plumbers and I have the staff. That says you're nuts. I love the slayer you know. Yeah is how it's how the brain works okay. It's how people are and it's okay. That's that's why it's like you know I don't. I don't think people are dumb if they don't buy roaster. I think that maybe they'll learn later that they should have but that's me right. No I think I think you're I think you're in the zone. I mean the more everything's flooded right like the markets for everything flooded. Anybody can make anything when I was a kid. It was the little knickknacks that I see that are made now like Oh my God if I could have only manufacture that something is cool cool and his basic is like a little enamel pin. You know in nineteen ninety six yet. No somebody real cool. If you wanted to make enamel pins for your band. It wasn't just like a phone call away and now you know anybody can make you could have a brand for anything I could start a brand tomorrow. I can have hats pins shirts socks and the whole kit yeah and e mail away yeah everything. Everything's an email away so you're you're making the same products I e like both making a roaster or both making a payroll or both making shoes or whatever but depending on how you choose to make it what you choose to us and who you really want to sell due to like. That's what people are going to identify with like the idea of better doesn't really exist right. There's only better for you. <hes> in a sense of you said Ford and Chevy like is a Camaro better than a Mustang. I mean it's better for a Chevy Guy than a Mustang. That's for sure you know and no amount of like road and track tests or quarter Mile Times or horsepower numbers GonNa Change that right here like a shelby dude. You're getting you're getting the G._T.. Three fifty it's going down yeah <hes> you are and you're going really fast and straight lied and that's okay you know my son and I were talking about that. You know European muscle cars versus American muscle cars mm-hmm. We just a few miles away from America's Loneliest Road U._S.. Fifty you know where the nearest Scott is. Hundred fifteen miles between gas stations right you can go really fast on those roads and nobody we.
"san franciscans" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"You know one of my former employees <hes> when a good food award on it you know two thousand fifteen resting a natural Kenyan so yeah I mean we I would say that desrochers have always had the bones to roast excellent coffee. You know we add a few more features to it to again. <hes> add more more heat application principles for someone to play with but our roasters are always have always been the roaster where the artisan is standing in front of the roaster using the trier and using all his or her senses to to smell to here to obviously they're gonNA taste when they're cutting but also to see what's going on using again all of their senses <hes> during the roasting process and that's where the real craft art comes in Norbert coming soon. What what are your thoughts on software so software? Let me tell a story about United States Naval Academy Yeah so back in in early days say one hundred years ago. The Admiralty said you know all of our navy ships are using steam but they're not using sales anymore. Why are we teaching? Our midshipmen had a sale a little sailboat. It's a waste of time. Take it out of the curriculum so they took sally out of the course of steady the United States Naval Academy and what they found over the next few years is that as these sailors graduated in got in positions of leadership accidents started happening at a much more frequent rate at sea so the admiralty but their heads together again at said you know what our sailors <unk> are not learning the sea to this day sailors are sailing in little sailboats at the United States Naval Academy as part of their courses study so that they learn the nuances. This is the seat. If you don't learn the nuances of roasting you can have all kinds of push button computer technology to rose coffee for you but you're not going to really know it and you're not really gonna be able to utilize that sort of technology to its the greatest effect there are places for automation and stuff like that and <hes> and I won't fault anybody for using it in their bizet business model in our particular niece though is the person that really and genuinely genuinely enjoys the craft <hes> what crop stir is doing is adding an additional value where you can take other data to help you further refine your roast approach in that sort of thing in so I have no problem with that unless you are only using a computer screen and none of your other senses in that case if you are the person who sits on the side of your roster or behind your restor staring at a computer screen watching a red line go over a blue line of preloaded profile while you are participated in what I call the world slowest video game and I say that is not roasting that is just the world slowest video game and you need to shake it up a a little bit and embraced the craft okay. Just you know us at all but don't don't don't get you know don't be the roaster that needs to needs to use blue blocker glasses because of your use of your devices okay that's risk. That's okay. Maybe it's my pet peeve but you ever without software I have but no I like it but I find exciting. I don't have I do like when he accidentally press start and you're like well. What do you do? What's going through your head? <hes> I just set up a timer.
"san franciscans" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"<hes> funny thing that I've learnt why as an educator different different brands of roasters will speak to different people and so if someone makes a business decision that they're going to buy <hes> you know <hes> okay. I'm not going to say any name back roaster axe roaster ever they are yeah. That'd be cool t-shirt Roaster X._l.. Yeah that'd be great podcast to roll sci-fi ex we can help you said it could be it could be restaurant. Wchs might as well be roaster excellent smooth buttery voice. You could come on I couldn't I just trademark depth but we better make sure there's no gigantic corporation that has I think we'll be okay yeah. We don't want to that one yeah. Oh God God who brought that up anyway <hes> so anyway I will say this that <hes> my predecessor what he led to S- as it everybody uses a guru and so <hes> yeah ah <unk> follow the person who speaks to you and helps you to rose coffee. That's going to speak to your clients. <hes> the best way <hes> I'm still convinced at our roaster naturally is is going to do that best <hes> but what comes to business decisions you have to do what's best for you and I'm totally free and happy for people to do that but I do know that even used San Franciscan rosters go for self for more than what most other the roster sell for brand new so what kind of people are looking at those rosters than your place kind of at the price wise the top of the market and you almost very specific things that need to happen in the production of very specific way you WanNa build roasters specific materials who ends of using a roaster I it's it's the kind of people who want to approach artisan roasting like a chef does okay <hes> we've heard of <hes> he. There's a manufacturer in France they they make these <hes> saucepans called Mason the also make sharp knives the metallurgy behind their decisions and how they make things <hes> is very very important to them but they produce again some of the most expensive cookware. That's out there <hes> but there's a reason for it now I can go to target or I can go to wally world or whatever it gets something was stamped out in you know another country with <hes> well. I just another thought everybody worries in rightfully so the farmer right how many people worry about the factory worker in other other countries. I'm just GONNA leave it there. If but it is something consider and you guys saw our people here and we take good care of our people but are people are also high in craftsmen who of care what they do and they produce that type of high end you know type of product that a chef would really really appreciate someone who knows how to transfer heat get all the way through from the yellowing the reaction yeah people who know this stuff they want to have a lot of control and then he also WanNa have this broad Palette of heat application ability ability conductive and convective heat transfer so that they can really play with the flavor nuances but also <hes> now play play with the fray flavor nuances but make some of those nuances. Announces less nuanced and more poignant you know more of a pop on the the pallet of your client and so that's the kind of person that looks for our stuff and the Nice thing into that yeah we you know some of our vendors you know that that sell us our motors and gearboxes they laugh at us because they're the same motorists in gearboxes that they sell to the local minds here in Nevada dislike holy couch share. You WanNA use this motor. I mean you could buy this other thing for a lot cheaper. <hes> now we want this thing to be a tank and we wanted to be reliable and we wanted to just be like a fully armored energizer bunny okay so yeah but that's also how he building. That's a it's kind of like the same thought process serve when we were opening the business and we had our really strong idea of what we wanted to do and there are a few things that we wanted to do right away and one of those things was profit sharing and the second big thing that we wanted to do right away. Relegate was offer good paid vacation policy so people could leave and everybody we talked to was like you probably shouldn't do that. That's that's for the big kids and you guys are the small kids so just chill out and you can do it for years from now three years from now how would ever and I remember one day. We were sitting around a jared got a piece of paper and he's like let's just look at. Let's look at how much it actually costs like. How much money are we going to pay back through the profit sharing program and how much money any ever GonNa pay for vacation time versus an estimated amount of money because we've been in coffee shop since two thousand one <hes> so we know that business of coffee retail really well and we know what turnover looks like and what training costs look like when you bring a new employees and the quality loss you have there's always a dip with someone new and in that <hes> ability to get them up to speed and there's not just their time but the time of your trainers there's in your educators and that that's money to and running those numbers and do those estimations it was actually in our favor to start off doing those things if we we had a <unk> a projection of attention like okay we we think of we do these things we can have this lifespan our average employee lifespan will be this and offering these things up front actually makes it cheaper for us over the first couple years the not offering them having people get over it leave and the cost of retraining and rehiring and all that stuff so we went to do it right away and that's kind of the whole you know will buy nicer by twice where roaster is a huge expense? If you own a company like ours aside from maybe you're buying a building. It's probably you're single largest ticket item that you by you have a roster and you have espresso machines and one or two other huge things and it's like a big chunk of money staring you in the face so I understand why it's enticing for some people to be like Oh cool. I'm just GonNa get what I can and like. Do you have people to call you. Were you in the past like I'm a schoolteacher and oh. I'm sorry in this world like what do I do. I can totally relate with with all of these people that call and so I mean I have a natural empathy. 'cause I've been there and I've done that and I've gone on Ebay. I'm like why why the heck are these. You know cheap Turkish roasters so cheap Malek. Can I just get that but you know there were people in the industry they would you just shake their heads inside. You'll be sorry and so I just okay yeah I trust the people it wasn't because it necessarily new however the first roaster I ever rose to dawn was a San Franciscan but when I did have the opportunity to roast on let's say less expensive models from manufacturers who their first selling point for the roaster is their price and not the roaster characteristics interesting. It's very repeatedly you know especially. If you are bootstrapping or your your cashing in <hes> a retirement thing or you're just counting your pennies <hes> yeah it does a whole lot to the piece of equipment that you need to consider and time and time again. I get calls back from people that said I am so glad I can't believe or or they had they started their business with the less expensive roaster I'll just I don't like using the word cheat even if I mean it but I'll just say less expensive there you go and so they're like oh my gosh and the rushing the same coffee out of the same bag as I had no idea that this coffee with do this I had no idea and they're just blown away by the flavor knows they're able to pull out of a coffee today been roasting on a on a less expensive roaster for who knows how long and yeah and at that point I mean they're not just trying to grow a business us <hes> with their excited about the coffee that the rusty and they're they're actually able to describe the flavor notes and and the roasts are so well done that their clients are actually able to you taste the flavor notes that the roast masters describing and it's not just you know coffee that you need to put cream and vanilla. He's not into it's like hey this is quite natural Ethiopian kosher in in its data flavor notes the berries and the chocolates and in a finishes with this net and why blended with his Guatemala natural and yet starts off with really strong great chocolate Berry we note but if finishes with a sweet tangerine acidity that's just out of this world you start talking like that with your copies that you roast and then people your clients who maybe not be even coffee coffee people and they taste that in the like holy cow and then the customer for life right they just yeah these still roast coffee for fun I do I I do well. I have a copy house too. So I mean arose. I roast coffee for <hes>. I think it's important for me. Keep my hand in right and just know what's going on. Is it's easy to get wrapped up in this or that but yet just getting out there Aaron roasting way you met my son out there and he's he's. He's got the the R._N._D.. Rest that were doing all are fun stuff with and it's like doing this still not what if I did this what if I developed ten more seconds and any cup it so I mean that's why I got my cue greater. So what does what does evolution look like as far as you know. You have that experimental Rosaire. How much time do you spend trying new things with production production or little tweaks to improve tech goes in phases and you know orders? I mean I mean just frankly speaking. We get a boatload of borders and he kind of have oh crap moment. How are we going to get these all out to people people because most people when they buy a large have a large equipment purchase you know I it's a big decision so it's it's like buying a house? Sometimes you know annual. Just you wait three. It'll be three to six six month process sometimes but of course by the time you drop that deposit. It's like okay I wanNA yesterday and so we do we do the best we can without making mistakes. We don't rush anything through you know now and so when when that's happening I don't do a lot R._N._D.. Everything is like production production production. You'll get a little bit of a dip or you know. Kids come back from college. They want to work on roasters. There's like my son is right now than yeah then. We're having fun and it well. It's just fun as funded have a piece of equipment just to do stuff to and and make stuff happen written and see SEF works or doesn't work. You know that kind of thing aren't these cool because the older San Franciscans no variable-speed drum no variable-speed fan. Those are things that you've added since you've taken over the company and built in a lot of that is because that's kind of what the market is demanding now <hes> and there is a place for that <hes> it with people again who went to play with heat application and that's would've variable-speed drum is doing you're playing with your conductive heat application. <hes> your variable-speed fans your plane with your convective heat <hes> application and in being able to vary either or both of those at the same time just gives you a little bit more finesse again. I go back to the artist's pallet. You know you get a big pallet with three colors or you get a big pallet with fifty colors. You know any just in the old school guys they'd have a pallet with three 'cause they'd have to make soon colors can make what they had work. You know now say the roasters eh coming out you know the higher in mid level to hire in roasters coming out with the ability to play with that but also know there's a lot of mythology out there and people hold on you know they'll they'll read an expert here or an expert there and they'll think that that will make or break their entire business model if they don't have this one thing well mild my personal San Franciscan roasters. I don't till twenty three twenty four years old..
"san franciscans" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"All right well by the time I was ready to buy my roaster the owner at that time said okay. I'm done building. Rest your some so you don't have won over it. Yeah that was like so my wheels spun a little bit and made a phone call three months later. <hes> see I'd boobed I'd moved live from California at Arkansas work with one of my brothers there and burned to the retail side of things and then move back to Fallon Nevada has bought this little company called coffee per and I remember eighteen this huge metal building with old manufacturing equipment and holy cow. Can I do this. I mean I have a degree in industrial management so I'm a new would allayed was and I knew what some of these things were by Tony. Where's the jump you're you're? You're GONNA have a coffee business then you're GONNA buy Roaster but then all of a sudden you by the company that makes the roasters. What were you thinking? It sounded more fun to build the roasters. Here's okay and I mean coffee retail stuff. I mean I'll I love that but something intriguing about building the roaster itself and you know my undergraduate degree being industrial show management always had an interest in that sort of thing hadn't really used it before never had a business before I actually no I hadn't so so yeah but <hes> yeah I kinda jumped in probably jumped in seriously underfunded and fully <hes> well. Let's just say that it was it was a good prayer time every day just to get on top of life and doing stuff I mean it was a bootstrap inexperience but you know again. I can tell the identify with a lot of our clients that come in because a lot of our clients are total total bootstrap kickstarter people you know what did you take possession of like. Dude said he wasn't building roasters anymore. So is it equipment machinery and the know-how kind of so it was it seriously under documented <hes> the original Guy Sherman died he he was he. He didn't graduate high school but he had a mechanical genius about. Him and back in the day he he at one point worked for robot <hes> left pro bought and went to work for himself refurbishing roasters <HES> for three or four years he refurbished roasters dealed classic classic European got hot Petra Sienese P- robot semiotics learned what he really liked about the roasters and also learn what he really hated about the roasters especially with cleaning and maintenance and at one point <hes> he scrapped three quarters of shipping container full of roasters that he got from Europe because Iran repairable because of the cast iron cracks breaks and so on he ed decided to build his own so he built <hes> prototype <hes> S._f.. Twenty five roaster and <hes> Danny built. I start building verse one in the second one third one the third ones actually just south of here in <hes> Mendon Nevada the first one is in Minneapolis at the Dunn Brothers Flag Flagship for store that they have downtown anyway is just <hes> he did that for the middle to thousands when I came along and I bought the company from him and figured I'm I I used to be metal school principal. I can put up with anybody because he was kind of cranky old fart art. Yes I said it Sherman Cranky Old Fart and now helmet it <hes> but yeah we work together <hes> he gave me six months of his time and I was able to take four and then go and the rest is <hes> history. What did you have any idea of what you wanted to build? Besides are how you wanted to build roasters or what you stood for aside from his a million ways to build anything right you could make it million really different kinds. Well okay so what I didn't do is go in with a boatload of money and by a whole bunch of high end you know top line manufacturing equipment that can you know slapdash thin sheet metal pieces together. They're really fast so he can screw together and you know sent him to someone who ordered two weeks ago. We did not do that. What we did do is say okay? I told you about the fans and everything like that. All all these old heavy duty things that were built to last I said that's how we're GONNA do that and we're going to protect that and we're always going to be that company that over builds a roaster over builds anything so so that it will last not just your lifetime it'll last a lifetime of your kids and your grandkids and it will last well beyond your years. That's what I wanted to do but also wanted to be the best in the world and there's a certain way to do something that reacts well with the coffee when it comes just simple metallurgy and heat transfer the conductive in convective heat flow and we build it that way so that the artisan craft roast master can have probably the broadest pallet if you will available of heat applications to create flavor notes in a marvelously complex organic and come out with Uh. I'm an infinite number of brilliant roasts using the same coffee that was my mindset said. This is what we're going to do. <hes> I don't have to answer the two accountants. I don't have to answer to private equity people you know or angel investors. I can build it right and that's what I'm GonNa do and yeah. It's probably going to be an is now probably the most expensive roaster on the market but like I said so we don't compromise some manufacturing methods or materials the assemblies obviously all done here steal from the U._S.. It's from the U._S.. And the reason well AH for a number of re. It's not just just because the you know it's American steel. Although I prefer American still American seal the iron is or is mind here okay so you have the or is mind then refined and then melted and it's all very very consistent <hes> because it's the same or going through you get if you get steal from overseas. You'll get still that came from so you know scrapped ships. Everybody is seen those ships you know on youtube the pull them up and then all these workers go out with their torches and cut it into pieces you know so the siding and the engine and you know a machine tool so you get all these pieces steel with different harnesses and they throw men and they melted down and they ro role all the still you know <hes> re repurpose still but the thing is when you work with American steel deal whether you're welding with it or whether you are a machine it denies consistency of the American still make it makes it a whole lot easier to weld and our machine. You don't have various harnesses you know so yummy you'll be machining along a piece of steel and auto some really hard piece it didn't get completely blended with everything else will come through and you all of Sydney machine till shatters because it went into a piece of steel as hard as it was and that happens a lot with Ford Ciller guys who are welding it you know the steelers has impurity Senate and it's like popping and spackling in making a mess and you know hard to get a nice nice beautiful need beat or good penetration with with good solid connect melding net steel together anyway. We're not going to argue with our materials okay. We're GONNA make sure the materials are going to be totally compliant and multiple a second artists. What what's an artist GONNA use an artist is going to use the best tools and the best canvas to paint the most beautiful picture right so yeah? They don't WanNA campus. It's going to have a weak spot. They're they're gonNA poke a home in it when they're painting in their compromise the come with using lesser quality goods. I'm just trying to paint the picture for people who don't even <hes> understand what a coffee roaster is right so you've got this big machine with a rotating drum and coffees in it's turning around and it's it's it's a it's a hunk of metal and then you hear the some people like I only roast status cast iron things and some people are like on these almost like toy things that you can get for extremely cheap from from wherever trying to quit it to something like <hes>. I don't know like an automobile bill. I don't know if it's the rights grace what's something that people could grasp. I think right away of equipment in cooking and baking. I know that for me it's made a huge difference to have quality equipment and the difference it it makes in the product outcome is huge and you wouldn't know it until you've tried all the different kinds from the cheapest no-name thing you can pick up at target to <hes> the Commercial Grade Wolf convection oven that needs to be installed specially in your health's house with special wiring and whatnot even in terms of stand mixers I oh I think I mean that's that's the analogy that comes to me right away. Just crossed that threshold with my pots like several years ago because I grew up skateboarding and all we do is eat fast food and we don't cook and I see all this cooking where I'm like. Why the fuck would anybody pay much money for cookware until I started cooking and I'm like Oh yeah? Is that stuff's haggard. It's just a much less enjoyable experience so it's talked about cooking. I mean a lot of us have been to you state fairs and you go to these guys and you see this guy's with all the stainless waterless cookware. I don't know if he ever seen that and these guys take you can cook vegetables with no water in this S. and keep all the vitamins and everything and I'm not selling standards cookware but I'm GonNa talk about staying steel as as material that conducts heat and what they're going to do these these people people talking about how well they're pans work is they're going to say and there are seven layers of copper and aluminum and this and that he's highly conductive metals doc are layered between the stainless steel because when it comes to heat transfer you don't want hot spots on one spot and cold spots on another and so they use these highly conductive medals to to defuse the heat. I'm GONNA use the word diffuse a lot and it's not like you know. Hauling the the fuse out of a dynamite stick. I'm not talking about that kind of diffuse okay so called diffusion and it's basically taking a concentrated concentrated source of heat and it evenly spreading out through anything any material and so what we've done and I discovered jump right into like our drums we use a mild steel <hes> we could use cast iron cast iron has excellent heat diffusion characteristics. I mean that's why the older adult school roasters had a lot of cast iron but the old school roasters were going to be primarily first or second wave styles of copy roasting. The problem with cast iron is so brittle that it has to be cast in very thick chunks which means it's going to retain retain a lot of heat and so especially if you WanNa play with a profile and you as a toward the end of the roast and you want to say oh come on a thirty second I want a minute I want to ninety seconds on what two minute development whatever the cast iron and his thickness is going to retain so much heat it's going to get the cast iron is going to tell you what your development time is every single time and it's and you're not GonNa have a lot of flexibility so with mild mild steel that we use. It's a low carbon steel. It's it's ductile malleable so it can handle heat expansion contractions without cracking Mike <hes> cast-iron it also has excellent heat eight diffusion characteristics <hes> and it will evenly diffuse the heat it will also lose the heat more quickly. What an what we've done is find a balance between heat retention and he heat diffusion and then it's ability to release heat so that if you want to slow down a roast at a certain point and develop that this steel will let you let you do that and that's what I'm talking about a broad application of heat applications <hes> to to manipulate the heat transfer conductive -ly to this again marvelous or complex organic coffee some in in my opinion manufacturers came up with the double wall concept well? I think this was the manufacturers response to inexperienced roasters who kept burning snot out of their coffees. Oh let's put a double wall. We'll have an insulation barrier of air between too thin walls and what does that do yeah it does mitigate the conductive heat transfer okay and it does help you not scorch the outside of the being all right but what it does is it doesn't give you the full ability to <hes> the full range of conductive heat transfer which in nowadays with the honeys and the naturals that can that initial conductive heat transfer for these copies and that's where you mock in these the sweetness you know of of some of these awesome coffees and if you are intensely buying a double wall drum again in my opinion you just not GonNa get conductive heat transfer. I gotta say something though there will people be people that disagree with me and you are perfectly welcome to do that..
"san franciscans" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"With their preportion ground innovation to tell all your friends testing went to house that you're you're good right. Natural will probably boost you up after the fact okay because you're you got that A._S._M._A._R.. Thing wait what A._S._M._A._R.. Let's say Oh Gosh A._S._M._A._R.. Is like the weirdest phenomenon that you've never heard of so. It's an acronym stands for autonomous sensory Meridian response and it's a term that used to describe those. Maybe weird like tinguely feelings that you get.
"san franciscans" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"The city's wealthiest corporations will fund the initiative nor does it say what will be done with those funds nonprofits meanwhile remain committed to serving houses populations the executive director of hospitality house Joe Wilson spoke about his own experience with homelessness and the role San Franciscans can play and reducing their cities houses population other stories on those living on the streets are as individual as this audience and though we have to always caution ourselves with the judgment we make about people experiencing homelessness one thing we should never forget is the power of the human touch the power of our own humanity the necessity of community and connection in terms of everybody feeling that they have worth they have a place to be I know first hand the difference that can make in someone's life a report released in early July by San Francisco's department of homelessness and supportive housing revealed that the city's houses population has increased thirty percent since two thousand seventeen for a total of nine thousand seven hundred and eighty four on house residents this number does not include people in jails hospitals and a rehab facilities if they were included the number of on house residents for total eleven thousand five hundred and fifty seven people the groups working directly with San Francisco's houses population including Jennifer freedom Bach said the actual number of people living on the streets is much higher probably closer to thirty thousand people for KPFA evening is this is Ron feral British prime minister Boris Johnson today I urge the European Union to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the brexit deal setting himself on a collision course with both a block in his own lawmakers over is bound to leave the E. U. by October thirty first Johnson addressed a rowdy session of parliament for the first time since becoming prime minister he pledged to deliver brexit with or without an exit deal our.
"san franciscans" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The bluebird nine sixty San Franciscans room yeah that's exactly right Julie and he wanted to quickly move through revisions of the pacifist constitution that can't happen so quickly but number Stephen angle says he can still move the ball okay he might not have gotten that super majority to push forward for the constitutional revision to the pacifist constitution but at least he can have the next three years or so until the next upper house election to kind of sway the lawmakers and move the ball forward Ali says he wants to listen all voices moving forward both his party in opposition Hong Kong protest week six you long long near the Beijing headquarters in Hong Kong black clad protesters attacked by men wearing white it was certainly pro Beijing protesters and these people spontaneous simply attacked anybody who's wearing black now because black is being the color of protest Bloomberg's David tweets as Beijing's afraid the protests there could have been as violent as they had been and let's go which it says would be a direct attack on that China's sovereignty the government is reporting at least fifteen injured Iran's foreign minister job it's our offer is a warning about any escalation of tensions in the region after the season of a British oil tanker I think it is important for president trump to look at the people around we take him at his word that he doesn't want more he doesn't want Rick he doesn't want regime change but I can assure him that there are a few people around yeah who do meanwhile audio's been released of interaction between the captain of the revolutionary guard gunboats to the captain of a British warship the HMS Montrose in the navy now the challenge.
"san franciscans" Discussed on KQED Radio
"How do we make sure that we have dedicated bike lanes? How, how do we make sure that we have the right system where people understand the signing, and they understand the how the infrastructure works and how everything works in the city? So that no matter where you come from. If you visiting San Francisco, you can get around easily. If you're trying to get to work on a daily basis or school or anything else of that nature, there isn't. A easier way to move people around to looking at our system on a city wide level and how it connects with the broader region and our long term strategy. So I'm looking for a visionary, someone who is an incredible transportation expert who is really going to change the faces an Francisco so that we can have transportation network that people can be really proud of those are not a dime, a dozen. Are they? People that have expertise, you know, if you think about out there out there. We're gonna find them, the if you think about what the MTA or Muny was responsible for say ten twenty years ago. It was buses trains cable cars, now they've got all that. Plus, as you said, bicycles. They've got lift Uber to, to deal with. They've got taxicabs. They've got bike lanes. They've got electric scooters all kinds of things and I'm wondering, perhaps the city should look at splitting up the responsibility, creating a separate transportation agency. Well, I I'm not certain that would be a good idea because I think all these things work hand in hand. I mean, the fact is when you look at how many people who write using bicycles to get around in the city. Just imagine if no one was using a bicycle and how much more difficult, it would be, and how those things work together because the goal is, we need to make sure they all are working together that we make sure that different modes of transportation are available in not everyone operating in their own silo. So I think there's a, a great way. To make these things work more efficiently for all San Franciscans go back to the phones, and other San Francisco Lynn, welcome. You're on with mayor London. Breed. I heard some rumblings about a very expensive housing bomb. That will be voted on this fall. We didn't have to pay more for that. Oh my goodness land. Happy you ask that question. No, this is a six hundred million dollar housing bond for middle and low income residents San Francisco, and it will not raise property taxes, period. I'm really proud of the work that we have done in our city since two thousand six to provide a very responsible way through bond financing, so that as we retire more debt, we look at our capacity, and what we're able to take on, and we do it in a in a way to avoid raising property taxes for San Franciscans, which I'm very proud of supporting that obviously I'm leading the effort. Let me ask you about another effort, you're leading in that is the charter amendment to expedite affordable housing, construction, and housing for teachers by reducing city bureaucracy. There was big story in the chronicle yesterday that this is in big trouble at the board of soups think you're contending, that a lot of the problem is the bureaucracy in this ballot measure, which is a charter member would green light projects, that meet certain standards like housing for teachers and staffers for the city stopping projects for subjective reasons, eliminating lengthy sequel, reviews, environmental reviews, that can hold things up even ending. Public appeals of the planning department and some of the supervisors, although they say they want more housing also say that they don't want to take away that right of the public to appeal. What, what are your thoughts are? There are certain height limitations in San Francisco, there, certain laws that exist already. So we're talking about. Not someone who wants an additional increase in height or someone who wants something outside the scope of the existing laws, what we're saying is if this project is following the existing codes following the existing height limitations doing exactly what is already, you know within the scope of the law to do. Then let's build it, especially if it's a hundred percent affordable housing. And if it's teachers housing, it's like the kinds of things that we need. So this is this is really what I'm pushing for to get rid of Iraq received..
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"O'clock the takeaway, then at four the latest news and analysis from NPR and WNYC on all things considered. This is fresh air. The film the last black man in San Francisco won two prizes at this year, Sundance film festival, including one for its first time feature director, Joe Talbot. Jimmy fails and Jonathan majors play two best friends trying to survive on the margins of San Francisco. The story is loosely based on events from fails own life. Film critic Justin Chang has this review. You could think of the last black man in San Francisco as a love story between a man and a house. The man is named Jimmy fails and the house is a beautiful old Victorian. Located in San Francisco's historic Fillmore district Jimmy, who's in his twenties grew up in that house. And he still visits it every week or so to touch the painter tend to the garden to the chagrin of its present occupants. We're told that the house was built by Jimmy's grandfather, one thousands of African Americans who moved to the city in the nineteen forties fleeing oppression in the south. But then Jimmy's family lost the house and in the years since the Fillmore has seen much of its working class black population displaced by wealthier white residents. The west black man in San Francisco is the latest of a few independent movies to address the toll of gentrification in the bay area, but it isn't an angry melodrama like blind spotting or an off the wall satire like sorry to bother you. It's a soulful comic fable grounded in hardscrabble, realism. But also full of bright vibrant, colors, and deadpan sight, gags, it captures both the absurdity and the melancholy of a city in flux, the movie emerged from a close friendship and collaboration between the director, Joe Talbot, and his star Jimmy fails, both lifelong, San Franciscans. It's fitting that the actor and his character. Sharon name, since the story is a loosely fictionalized version of fails own in the movie. Jimmy, spins nearly. Every free moment with his best friend Mont played by Jonathan majors at night. Jimmy crashes on the floor of the cramped hovel that much shares with his grandfather played by Danny Glover during the day, the two friends sometimes right around together. Jimmy skateboard looking on in the wilderness at a city that is changing so quickly racially. Socially and economically, that they hardly recognize it anymore. Jimmy and Mont are dreamers at heart Mont official Munger aspires to be an artist and playwright Jimmy works in a nursing home. But what consumes him is that old Victorian, which he hopes will someday be his again, then one day, the houses suddenly vacant and put up for sale, and Jimmy sensing, an opportunity, secretly moves back in the place is a squatters paradise as well as a rich repository of old and sometimes, painful memories in one scene. Jimmy and Mont invite over their friend Kofi played by Jamal true. Love Kofi asks, Jimmy about the house, but Mont is the one who answers sensing Jimmy's reluctance to talk about his past. This is Jim. Grandpa ability, first black man, San Francisco. That's what they call me. This. Gimme about all. Group home over exaggerating. Sean meal special. About this one on. Gluco? Yeah. Like you. You can tell from the leisurely cadences of the dialogue that Talbot, and his actors are in no hurry to get from point. Eight point be, there's a surpassing gentleness to this movie which knows that sometimes telling a story is a bit like exploring a city you have to be willing to meander, not a lot seems to happen in the last black man in San Francisco. But as the story comes together piece by piece it achieves, an emotional power that extends well beyond central duo. We only gradually learn what the tragedy of losing the house did to Jimmy and his family, including his still angry father played here by ferocious. Rob Morgan Talbot his cinematographer, Adam Newport, Barra show us parts of San Francisco. We rarely see on screen like the abandoned, shipyard, hunters point, which once employed thousands of African Americans during World War, Two the entire movie feels haunted by the ghosts of history, reminding us of. Rich and vibrant past that will never be restored. That might make the movie sound unbearably sad. But the last black man in San Francisco has droll sense of humor that ultimately feels inseparable from its heartache. It also has a score by Emil Musk's airy that sometimes verges on operatic, turning drab forlorn moments into strangely ecstatic ones fails a first time actor is a naturally expressive screen presence and his very stillness draws you in at times. He and majors achieve report of great silent comedy duo, Jimmy, and Mont folk heroes in contemporary urban odyssey lonely adventurers just trying to find their way to someplace like home. They may never get there. But this extraordinarily beautiful movie, makes clad for every moment of the journey. Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times..
"san franciscans" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Can see why San Franciscans, especially if they have any equity whatsoever in their home would see value. In coming to a place like Sacramento, or like, for example, Bakersfield is popping. Of course, that's more refugees from LA in down south. But still interesting to watch these patterns. Let's check what's going on in the market right now because we are a little bit lower. The NASDAQ is down not quite one percent, but mainly because Google is down eight percents morning after earnings report that did not quite meet expectations down thirty nine at twenty six five. Fifteen NASDAQ down sixty the s&p is down eight taking a look at oil. It's up slightly this morning at sixty three eighty a barrel. Gold up two in our tenure bond yield two point five percent. All right. Thank you so much Kelly a Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg held a news conference yesterday following Boeing's shareholder meeting, and he cited a number of statistics. And he vows the seven thirty-seven max for all of the difficulty of the company has had we'll be safe to fly every day five point three million people fly. I safely on Boeing airplanes on average more than twenty nine hundred seven thirty seven Air Inter in the air with nearly half a million passengers on board at any given time at a seven thirty seven takes off around the world or lands, roughly every one point five seconds through the work. We are doing now in partnership with our customers and regulators to certify an implement the software update the seven thirty seven max will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly. So it's Boeing Airbus pretty much when you go up in the air. It's one of the one of the other you're going to be flying the two monsters for a long time in that industry. And they've got some damage control to run on this Boeing does. There have been a lot of articles surfacing where the New York Times investigation with whistle blowers. Not just the seven thirty seven max. Dream one or two and he had to make that announcement yesterday for the shareholders meeting to reassure the market and the public we are building safe planes and people are flying on them. And they're doing just fine. Okay. On the ground. Tesla expected a rollout. Deep cuts in the solar panel business. Their prices are going to be cut severely today. New York Times reports tesla will announce it started selling solar solar panels and related equipment by as much as thirty eight percent below the national average price. According to the time. Tesla cutting the prices by standardizing systems and requiring customers to order online anticipated announcement would follow a thirty six percent. Dive in solar installations during the first quarter coming up at seven thirty. We'll have the top stories of this hour plus lawsuits continue to be filed in paradise. We're talking daily due to the campfire. We'll talk about who is filing them. And who is receiving those lawsuits coming up. You like news ninety three point one k to investigate.