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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

06:56 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"Devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic so far this year thousands of wildfires have devoured more than a million and a half acres an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles where I am the Lmu lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history and the flames did not spare Andy Stan Dana's home. He's a twenty three year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes A-. Lost everything as he put it less Wednesday, his farm, his home, many of his animals but he and his wife are safe and he and his wife Sarah Hawkins join me on the line from winters California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Anti I WANNA start with you, I mean as I said, you've been a firefighter for twenty three years your own property now, hard hit by this fire just talk to me about this fire if you've ever battled anything like. I have not in not many people can say that they've battled in fires or been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude and at the speed that this move. Seemed unprecedented will yeah I mean talked to any Andy you at home asleep and off-duty when when it came your property and can you take me to the moment when you realize that it was this out of control? We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor than they lost everything also, but they called US woke up and said Hey. We've been giving notification from their son who is a local firefighter that it's bad. Up I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see and I could see The Ridge linked to behind us. All aglow and we're talking miles and miles of miles from my right to my left as I looked out the back door I hurried in and woke up Sarah. We quickly got dressed through a few things in bags. Made sure we had identification with us in a little bit of money in made sure the cars were pointed out I then went out to kind of assess what was going on based on my training and years of service saying what am I seeing and I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards off sweep had fires back there in the past than it seemed like everything changed the winds picked up it turned ninety degrees on US instead of coming out of the West that came out of the north. and. The Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on and by that time we turned around and realize there is a flaming front coming behind us. From our north and it was going to flank our exit we ran for the cars and we got out of there with flames. Close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side because it was too much fire on that side of the car to get in and we. Got Out it just came so quick. Well. I'm so. Relieved that you tour safe? Sarah what. was going through your mind I mean, did you feel like you were going to get out of there somehow? Lows pure adrenaline when we had gone out to assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming and all of a sudden just hear this roar from the North was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and the flames were as high as they were they should not have been that high. And it was like we gotta go and I ran in the house and grabbed the dog and just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just. Get Out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost in what condition the properties in. We've lost everything. But our barn Oliver farming equipment, our greenhouse, the house, the house is just. A six inch layer of crumbled drywall and shattered tile. And We lost all of our Jeanne you're. does that we were retaining the GO-TO you're talking about him in Europe prize? Breeders? Should say. What are those goats mean to you? Have worked really hard on my breeding program and every year we have babies and I bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them I know all their names I delivered all of them there. It's It's not just a place obviously Sarah this is your livelihood and your business already we were in a in a pandemic in a faltering economy I mean how have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just, barely spend an hour or two just looking through. Shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies. We don't. You know we have a couple of t shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to do. Just regarding the house burning down. and. Trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on. When you're houses burned down where the two of you know I take it you're safe now. Yeah. We're currently staying with a friend best friends people ask if we're safe and we're like, we are safe. Now you know we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. India are you go back into to? Fight these fires again soon or are you going to get some time away to deal with? What's how might department? My Department was Gracious. Enough to. Extend, as much time as I needed I I was able to take vacation for the immediate tour after it happened. But? Yes. I will be going back to work. Soon enough and will be there for the public as a protector in. Twenty years in the fire department another eight years before that on ambulances. So I've been serving the public for over thirty one years and continuing until. Retirement sometime in the near future. Andy. And Sarah Hawkins I'm I'm just glad you two are together and safe and You know we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much..

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California Wildfire Takes The Home Of A Veteran Firefighter

Environment: NPR

06:56 min | 3 months ago

California Wildfire Takes The Home Of A Veteran Firefighter

"Devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic so far this year thousands of wildfires have devoured more than a million and a half acres an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles where I am the Lmu lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history and the flames did not spare Andy Stan Dana's home. He's a twenty three year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes A-. Lost everything as he put it less Wednesday, his farm, his home, many of his animals but he and his wife are safe and he and his wife Sarah Hawkins join me on the line from winters California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Anti I WANNA start with you, I mean as I said, you've been a firefighter for twenty three years your own property now, hard hit by this fire just talk to me about this fire if you've ever battled anything like. I have not in not many people can say that they've battled in fires or been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude and at the speed that this move. Seemed unprecedented will yeah I mean talked to any Andy you at home asleep and off-duty when when it came your property and can you take me to the moment when you realize that it was this out of control? We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor than they lost everything also, but they called US woke up and said Hey. We've been giving notification from their son who is a local firefighter that it's bad. Up I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see and I could see The Ridge linked to behind us. All aglow and we're talking miles and miles of miles from my right to my left as I looked out the back door I hurried in and woke up Sarah. We quickly got dressed through a few things in bags. Made sure we had identification with us in a little bit of money in made sure the cars were pointed out I then went out to kind of assess what was going on based on my training and years of service saying what am I seeing and I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards off sweep had fires back there in the past than it seemed like everything changed the winds picked up it turned ninety degrees on US instead of coming out of the West that came out of the north. and. The Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on and by that time we turned around and realize there is a flaming front coming behind us. From our north and it was going to flank our exit we ran for the cars and we got out of there with flames. Close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side because it was too much fire on that side of the car to get in and we. Got Out it just came so quick. Well. I'm so. Relieved that you tour safe? Sarah what. was going through your mind I mean, did you feel like you were going to get out of there somehow? Lows pure adrenaline when we had gone out to assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming and all of a sudden just hear this roar from the North was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and the flames were as high as they were they should not have been that high. And it was like we gotta go and I ran in the house and grabbed the dog and just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just. Get Out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost in what condition the properties in. We've lost everything. But our barn Oliver farming equipment, our greenhouse, the house, the house is just. A six inch layer of crumbled drywall and shattered tile. And We lost all of our Jeanne you're. does that we were retaining the GO-TO you're talking about him in Europe prize? Breeders? Should say. What are those goats mean to you? Have worked really hard on my breeding program and every year we have babies and I bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them I know all their names I delivered all of them there. It's It's not just a place obviously Sarah this is your livelihood and your business already we were in a in a pandemic in a faltering economy I mean how have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just, barely spend an hour or two just looking through. Shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies. We don't. You know we have a couple of t shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to do. Just regarding the house burning down. and. Trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on. When you're houses burned down where the two of you know I take it you're safe now. Yeah. We're currently staying with a friend best friends people ask if we're safe and we're like, we are safe. Now you know we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. India are you go back into to? Fight these fires again soon or are you going to get some time away to deal with? What's how might department? My Department was Gracious. Enough to. Extend, as much time as I needed I I was able to take vacation for the immediate tour after it happened. But? Yes. I will be going back to work. Soon enough and will be there for the public as a protector in. Twenty years in the fire department another eight years before that on ambulances. So I've been serving the public for over thirty one years and continuing until. Retirement sometime in the near future. Andy. And Sarah Hawkins I'm I'm just glad you two are together and safe and You know we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:41 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Um, shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies. We don't You know, we have a couple of T shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to Dio Just regarding the house, burning down and trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on what to expect. When you're houses burned down. Where the two of you now, I mean, I take it you're safe now. Yeah, We're currently staying with a friend. One of my best friends. People ask if we're safe and we're like we are safe. Now, you know, and we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. And here you are You going to go back into the fight these fires again soon or you going to get some time away to deal with what's out of my department. My department was gracious enough to Extend as much time as I needed. I was able to take vacation for Immediate tour after it happened. But yes, I will be going back to work. Soon enough, and I will be there for the public as a protectorate in 22 years in the fire department another eight years before that on the ambulances, So I've been serving the public for over 31 years on the whole continue until Tournaments sometime in the near future. Andy Kristanna and Sarah Hawkins. I'm just glad you two are together and safe on DH. No, we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much..

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:12 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KCRW

"Under the bill. Exceptions exist for pipe tobacco, hookah and cigars that cost more than $12. Pastors and black residents rallied at the city of Refuge church Monday to call on Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Governor Gavin Newsom to meet with them to discuss their concerns about the bill. Joe Paul, director of political and civic affairs at the church, says that the legislation will create more opportunities for racial profiling. Why would we allow this bill to continue seeing That there's all these other evidences that we need to be more thoughtful, considerate about what becomes along. The bill is also opposed by the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed by NYPD officers for selling loose cigarettes. It now goes back to the Senate for a final vote. For K C. R w I'm serious Castle. The bill was introduced by state Senator Geri Hill, partly in response to a surge in the use of flavor of apes and e cigarettes by minors. L. A county passed a similar ban last year. It's 707 on K C. R W It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington and I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. The devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic. So far this year, thousands of wildfires have devoured More than a million and a half acres, an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles. Where I am the Ellen you lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history. And the Flames did not spare Andy pissed on his home. He's a 23 year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes, Pestana Lost everything as he put it last Wednesday, his farm his home many of his animals, but he and his wife are safe. And he and his wife, Sarah Hawkins, joined me on the line from Winter's California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Oh, Andy, I want to start with you. I mean, as I said, you've been a firefighter for 23 years. Your own property now hard hit by this fire. Just talk to me about this fire of you ever battled anything like it? I have not. And not many people that couldn't say that they've battled in fires or been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude. And at the speed that this moved seemed unprecedented. Well, yeah, I mean, talk to Andy. You at home asleep in off duty. When when it came to your property. I mean, can you take me to the moment when you realize that that it was this out of control? We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor and they lost everything also, but they called us woke us up and said, Hey, We've been given notification from their son who is a local firefighter, that it's bad. Get up. I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see. And I could see The ridge line two behind US. All a glow and we're talking miles and miles of Miles from my right to my left. As I looked out the back door, I hurried in and woke up, Sarah. We, uh, quickly got dressed through a few things and bangs. Made sure we had identification with us and a little bit of money and made sure that cars were pointed out. I then went out to kind of assess what was going on. Based on my training and years of service, saying What am I seeing on DH? I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards office. We've had fires back there in the past. Then it seemed like everything changed. The winds picked up It turned 90 degrees on us. Instead of coming out of the west. It came out of the north. And Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on. And by that time we turned around and realize there was a flaming front coming behind us. It's who from our north and it was going to flank our exit. We ran for the cars and we got out of there with flames close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side, because there was too much fire on that side of the car to get in, and we Got out. It just came so quick. Well. I'm so Believe that you two are safe. Sarah. What? What was going through your mind? I mean, did you feel like you were going to get out of there somehow? Well, it was pure adrenaline when we had gone out, Tio Assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming, and all of a sudden, just hear this roar from the north. It was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and that the flames were as high as they were. They should not have been that high. And it was like we got to go and I Brandon the house and grabbed the dog and just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just Get out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost and what condition the properties in We've lost everything but our barn. All of our farming equipment. Our greenhouse the house. The house is just A six inch layer of crumbled rival and shattered tile. And we lost all of our junior, Um does that we were retaining and the's the goat you're talking about. I mean, your your prize breeders should say. Sarah, What did those goats mean to you? You know, I've worked really hard on My breeding program, and every year we have babies and a bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them. I know all of their names I delivered All of them there. It's It's not just a place. Obviously, Sarah, this is your livelihood and your business. And already we were in a pandemic in a faltering economy. I mean, have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just barely. He spent an hour two. Just looking through, Um, shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies. We don't You know, we have a couple of T shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to Dio Just regarding the house, burning down and trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on what to expect when your house was burned down. Where the two of you now, I mean, I take it you're safe now. Yeah, We're currently staying with a friend. One of my best friends. People ask if we're safe and we're like we are safe. Now, you know, and we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. India you are you going to go back into the fight these fires again soon or you going to get some time away to deal with what's out of my department. My department was gracious enough to Extend as much time as I needed. I was able to take vacation for Immediate to her after it happened. But yes, I will be going back to work. Soon enough, and we'll be there for the public as a protectorate in 22 years in the fire Department another eight years before that on the ambulances, So I've been serving the public for over 31 years and I'll continue until Retirement sometime in the near future. Oh, Andy Pestana and Sarah Hawkins. I'm just glad you two are together and safe on DH. No, we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much..

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:20 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is not a major factor. Joe McConnell for City State owned VD for Forum from 9 to 11, with Michael Krasny and Meena Kim during the nine o'clock hour forum talks with the climate scientist Daniel Swain. About the link between climate change and wild fires. A study released this year found that the number of autumn days with extreme fire weather has more than doubled since the 19 seventies and a 10 a wide swath of stressors the corona virus pandemic. Economic recession. Wildfires of coming election remote learning And racism to name a few are putting a major strain on people's mental health at 10 with Meena Kim Forum has a discussion with experts about how to cope with the current surge of troubles many are experiencing. Join us today from 9 to 11 the morning fog, Smokey and hazy the rest of today. The spare the air alert in effect through Wednesday for the VE area. High temperatures today will range from the sixties. To the low nineties inland. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington and I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. The devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic. So far this year, thousands of wildfires have devoured More than a million and a half acres, an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles where I am the LMU Lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history. And the Flames did not spare Andy pissed in his home. He's a 23 year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes, Pestana Lost everything as he put it last Wednesday, his farm his home many of his animals, but he and his wife are safe. And he and his wife, Sarah Hawkins, joined me on the line from Winter's California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Oh, Andy, I want to start with you. I mean, as I said, you've been a firefighter for 23 years. Your own property now hard hit by this fire. Just talk to me about this fire of you ever battled anything like it? I have not. And not many people that couldn't say that they've battled in fires have been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude. And at the speed that this moved seemed unprecedented. Well, yeah, I mean, talk to aunty at home asleep in off duty. When when it came to a property. I mean, can you take me to the moment when you I realize that that it was this out of control. We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor and they lost everything also, but they called us woke us up and said, Hey, We've been given notification from their son who is a local firefighter, that it's bad. Get up. I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see. And I could see The ridge line two behind US. All a glow and we're talking miles and miles of Miles from my right to my left. As I looked out the pact or I hurried in and woke up, Sarah, we quickly got trust through a few things and bangs. Made sure we had identification with us on a little bit of money and made sure that cars were pointed out. I then went out to kind of assess what was going on. Based on my training and years of service, saying What am I seeing on DH? I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards office. We've had fires back there in the past. Then it seemed like everything changed. The winds picked up It turned 90 degrees on us. Instead of coming out of the west. It came out of the north. And Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on, and by that time we turned around and realize there was a flaming front coming behind us from our north and it was going to flank our exit. We ran for the cars, and we got out of there with flames close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side because it was It was too much fire on that side of the car to get in, and we Got out and it just came so quick. Well. I'm so Believe that you two are safe. Sarah, what was going through your mind? I mean, did you feel like you were going to get out of there somehow? Well, I was pure adrenaline when we had gone out Tio Assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming, And all of a sudden, just hear this roar from the north. It was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and that the flames were as high as they were. They should not have been that high on and it was like we got to go and I ran in the house and grabbed the dog and Just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just Get out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost and what condition the properties in We've lost everything but our barn. All of our farming equipment. Our greenhouse the house. The house is just A six inch layer of crumbled drive all and shattered tile. And we lost. All of our junior does that we were retaining and the's the goats you're talking about. I mean, your your prize breeders should say. Sir. What did those goats mean to you? You know, I've worked really hard on My breeding program, and every year we have babies and a bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them. I know all of their names I delivered All of them there. It's It's not just a place. Obviously, Sarah, this is your livelihood and your business. And already we were in a pandemic in a faltering economy. I mean, have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just barely. You spend an hour two. Just looking through,.

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:35 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Or ge of the next Fresh Air Way. Talk about Fox News and Donald Trump with Brian Stelter, author of the new book Hoax. Stelter is CNN's chief media correspondent. He says his book is about the Trump ification of Fox, the Fox ification of America, and the difference between news and propaganda join US weekdays at two on 93.9 FM. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington and I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. The devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic. So far this year, thousands of wildfires have devoured More than a million and a half acres, an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles. Where I am the Ellen you lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history. And the Flames did not spare Andy pissed on his home. He's a 23 year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes, Pestana Lost everything as he put it last Wednesday, his farm his home many of his animals, but he and his wife are safe. And he and his wife, Sarah Hawkins, joined me on the line from Winter's California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Oh, Andy, I want to start with you. I mean, as I said, you've been a firefighter for 23 years. Your own property now hard hit by this fire. Just talk to me about this fire of you ever battled anything like it? I have not. And not many people that couldn't say that they've battled in fires or been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude. And at the speed that this moved seemed unprecedented. Well, yeah, I mean, talk to Andy. You at home asleep in off duty. When when it came to your property. I mean, can you take me to the moment when you realize that that it was this out of control? We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor and they lost everything also, but they called us woke us up and said, Hey, We've been given notification from their son who is a local firefighter, that it's bad. Get up. I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see. And I could see The ridge lane two behind us. All a glow and we're talking miles and miles of Miles from my right to my left. As I looked out the back door, I hurried in and woke up, Sarah. We, uh, quickly got dressed through a few things and bangs. Made sure we had identification with us and a little bit of money and make sure that cars were pointed out. I then went out to kind of assess what was going on. Based on my training and years of service, saying, What am I seeing on DH? I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards off. Sweet pad fires back there in the past, then it seemed like everything changed. The winds picked up It turned 90 degrees on us. Instead of coming out of the west. It came out of the north. And Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on. And by that time we turned around and realize there was a flaming front coming behind us. It's who from our north and it was going to flank our exit. We ran for the cars and we got out of there with flames close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side, because there was too much fire on that side of the car to get in, and we Got out. It just came so quick. Well. I'm so Believe that you two are safe. Sarah. What? What was going through your mind? I mean, did you feel like you were going to get out of there somehow? Well, it was pure adrenaline when we had gone out, Tio Assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming, and all of a sudden, just hear this roar from the north. It was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and that the flames were as high as they were. They should not have been that high. Um and it was like we got to go and I Brandon the house and grab the dog and just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just Get out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost and what condition the properties in We've lost everything. But our barn all of our farming equipment, our greenhouse the house. The house is just A six inch layer of crumbled drive all and shattered tile. And we lost all of our junior, Um does that we were retaining and the's the goats you're talking about. I mean, your your prize breeders should say. Sarah, What did those goats mean to you? You know, I've worked really hard on My breeding program, and every year we have babies and a bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them. I know all of their names I delivered All of them there. That's It's not just a place. Obviously, Sarah, this is your livelihood and your business. And already we were in a pandemic in a faltering economy. I mean, have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just barely. You spend an hour two. Just looking through, Um, shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies that we don't you know, we have a couple of T shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to dio Just regarding the house, burning down and trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on what to expect. When you're houses burned down. Where the two of you now, I mean, I take it you're safe now. Yeah, We're currently staying with a friend. One of my best friends. People ask if we're safe and we're like we are safe. Now, you know, and we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. And here you are You going to go back into the fight these fires again soon or you going to get some time away to deal with what's out of my department. My department was gracious enough to Extend as much time as I needed. I was able to take vacation for Immediate tour after it happened. But yes, I will be going back to work. Soon enough, and I will be there for the public as ah, Protector. I've been 22 years in the fire department another eight years before that on the ambulances, So I've been serving the public for over 31 years and the whole continue until Retirement sometime in the near future. Oh, Andy Kristanna and Sarah Hawkins. I'm just glad you two are together and safe on DH. No, we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much..

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:02 min | 3 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington and I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. The devastation in California from deadly wildfires is historic. So far this year, thousands of wildfires have devoured More than a million and a half acres, an area more than three times larger than Los Angeles where I am the LMU Lightning complex fire is now the second largest in the state's history. And the Flames did not spare. Andy Piston is home. He's a 23 year veteran with the South San Francisco Fire Department. He spent decades saving other people's homes, Pestana Lost everything as he put it last Wednesday, his farm his home many of his animals, but he and his wife are safe. And he and his wife, Sarah Hawkins, joined me on the line from Winter's California about an hour northeast of San Francisco. Thank you both for taking some time for us. I can't imagine what you've been through. Thank you for having us. Oh, Andy, I want to start with you. I mean, as I said, you've been a firefighter for 23 years. Your own property now hard hit by this fire. Just talk to me about this fire of you ever battled anything like it? I have not. And not many people that couldn't say that they've battled in fires or been in fires or experience fires. Of such size and magnitude. And at the speed that this moved seemed unprecedented. Well, yeah, I mean, talk to Andy. You at home asleep in off duty. When when it came to your property. I mean, can you take me to the moment when you realize that that it was this out of control? We actually received multiple phone calls back to back from our neighbor and they lost everything also, but they called us woke us up and said, Hey, We've been given notification from their son who is a local firefighter, that it's bad. Get up. I went outside and did a quick assessment of what I could see. And I could see The ridge line two behind US. All a glow and we're talking miles and miles of Miles from my right to my left. As I looked out the back door, I hurried in and woke up, Sarah, we quickly got trust through a few things and bangs. Made sure we had identification with us on a little bit of money and made sure that cars were pointed out. I then went out to kind of assess what was going on. Based on my training and years of service, saying What am I seeing on DH? I've never seen a fire front of that size coming towards office. We've had fires back there in the past. Then it seemed like everything changed. The winds picked up It turned 90 degrees on us. Instead of coming out of the west. It came out of the north. He and Sarah had joined me to kind of just see what was going on. And by that time we turned around and realized there was a flaming front coming behind us. Who from our north and it was going to flank our exit. We ran for the cars and we got out of there with flames. Close enough that I had to get in on the passenger side of the truck instead of the driver's side because it was too much fire on that side of the car to get in, and we Got out. It just came so quick. No. I'm so Believe that you two are safe. Sarah have what was going through your mind? I mean, did you feel like you're going to get out of there somehow? Well, it was pure adrenaline when we had gone out, Tio Assess where the flames were coming from where the fire was coming, and all of a sudden, just hear this roar from the north. It was kind of shocking that it was coming so fast and that the flames were as high as they were. They should not have been that high on and it was like we got to go and I Brandon the house and grab the dog and Just I had to literally throw her into the car because she was so panicked at the flames and just Get out. Have you been able to assess what you've lost and what condition the properties in We've lost everything. But our barn all of our farming equipment, our greenhouse the house, the house is just a six inch layer of crumbled drive all and shattered tile. And we lost. All of our junior does that we were retaining and the's the goat you're talking about. I mean, your your prize breeders Way should say Sir. What did those goats mean to you? You know, I've worked really hard on My breeding program, and every year we have babies and a bottle feed all of them so that they'll be friendly and I know all of them. I know all of their names I delivered All of them there. It's It's not just a place. Obviously, Sarah, this is your livelihood and your business. And already we were in a pandemic in a faltering economy. I mean, have you even begun to think about how you move forward and what's next now? Just barely. You spend an hour two. Just looking through, Um, shirts at a donation place and like shoes and supplies. We don't You know, we have a couple of T shirts and we have a couple of pairs of shorts. There's so much to Dio Just regarding the house, burning down and trying to figure out next steps because there's not really much of a handbook on what to expect. When you're houses burned down. Where the two of you now, I mean, I take it you're safe now. Yeah, We're currently staying with a friend. One of my best friends. People ask if we're safe and we're like we are safe. Now, you know, and we do have a place to stay for now, but we can't stay here for six months. India. Are you going to go back into the fight these fires again soon or you going to get some time away to deal with what's out of my department. My department was gracious enough to Extend as much time as I need it. I was able to take vacation for Immediate to her after it happened. But yes, I will be going back to work. Soon enough, and we'll be there for the public as a protectorate in 22 years in the fire department another eight years before that on the ambulances, So I've been serving the public for over 31 years on the whole continue until Retirement sometime in the near future. Andy Kristanna and Sarah Hawkins. I'm just glad you two are together and safe on DH. No, we'll be thinking about you. Thank you. Thank you so much..

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02:23 min | 3 months ago

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"North of the San Francisco Bay area have each burned about 550 square miles. Officials at Liberty University in Virginia are doubling down after Jerry Falwell Jr denied reports he is stepping down as president. This follows allegations of sexual conduct that goes against the university's honor code. School's board of trustees is scheduled to discuss the matter today. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports. A statement released late Monday evening by a Liberty spokesman said that quote matters came to light that made it clear that it would not be in the best interest of the university for Falwell to remain the president. It said Ball well initially had agreed to resign immediately, but then reversed course. In a text message to NPR Late Monday, Falwell said only that things were quote still up in the air. The latest breach between Falwell and Liberty comes on the heels of a Reuters report in which Falwell's former business partner claimed he had a sexual relationship with follows wife which involved Falwell looking on while the care work together. Sarah McCammon. NPR NEWS. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains hospitalized in Germany. His German doctors say they found evidence that he was poisoned them all may have been moved from a hospital in Siberia and his Russian doctors have contradicted the German doctors saying they tested navalny from poisoning and didn't detect anything. I've only suddenly fell ill last week. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Avalere, a managing sales tax compliance with cloud based solutions. Avalere a integrates directly with more than 700, air P and e commerce Solutions. Avalere a tax compliance done right? Six minutes after three o'clock. Good morning. I'm Jean Marie Coming up. Next on morning edition. NPR's David Greene will talk to California firefighter Andy Pestana and his wife, Sarah Hawkins. About losing everything in the Northern California wildfire, their home farm and animals. Also President Trump is presiding over the worst recession since the Great Depression. Many Americans, however, don't blame him for the downturn. Mohr on what's driving Trump's relatively high approval raving ratings on the economy. That's just ahead here on public radio coming.

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04:16 min | 6 months ago

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"CBS news update health experts are watching closely several states ease up on their coronavirus restrictions Sarah Hawkins Smith went to a restaurant in Roseville California he went on all the tables they had menus that were disposable so people are reusing them I feel like they're doing a really good job which makes us feel a lot more safe Josh alone cone to reopen cafe country store in school here in New York it is now I'm a bit of a challenge but you know like this entire pandemic we've just been taking at in stride as best we can and going with that and you know figuring it out like everybody else they are governor Andrew Cuomo says we're in uncharted territory re opening right here on the other side of the tunnel and how do you re open and re opening smartly intelligently with individual responsibility so understanding your going to see an increase in the numbers but you don't want to see a spike CBS news update I'm Sam Litzinger K. CBS news time one thirty two today is the tenth anniversary of the national park trust kids to parks day but as KCBS is making gold three reports this year they're calling it parks two kids a day of ways to enjoy your own backyard or whatever green you can get to definitely a heightened awareness of the value of that all of our outdoor space there's no whether it's the parks in your neighborhood or the parks across town or another state I think people are yearning to be able to have that time outside grace Lee is the executive director of the national parks trust which created the day I think what we're finding is that families are being really creative and realizing that they and during this time can bring the hearts to their backyard or front stoop their driveway no the green space across the street and really still have those connections to nature but if you need some creative prompts they've posted a ton of ways to celebrate the day on the national parks trust website including creating leaf rubbings nature collages and turning your space into a mini park and on there the passport book that helps you track which parks you've been to has had a makeover back park passport app has over five hundred virtual experiences they can even earn junior ranger badges so they can be transported to wipe all kinos right canyon ridge and until now on the east coast natural can still discover and learn about parks in their community and all across the country making gold speak KCBS summer's right around the corner for many of us that traditionally means swimming but will public pools be open by then with the latest here's Katie CBS's Jim Taylor are the sounds of summer is state has said public swimming pools will re open as part of phase three of a return to normal we are just entering phase two so when his three state hasn't said yet when they're moving the phase three I think they're like all of us really looking at the data looking at the numbers which continue to rise statewide deaths and cases of the disease Dr Chris Fontana health officer Contra Costa county let's re visit within the arguments for keeping those polls closed pools that are laden with pouring in right we do know that chlorine kills viruses but we're also learning a lot more about how exercise increases the spread of coronavirus he also says when you exercise your breathing is more intense travels farther than six feet in same thing with people strumming your breathing above the water and so you're you're spreading that virus potentially above the water much further than six three summer Muschamp five weeks away doing some laps sure does sound appealing Jim Taylor KCBS KCBS this time one thirty five thinking about life insurance what if you could make one free phone call and learn your best price from nearly a dozen highly rated price competitive companies well that's exactly what happens when you call select quote life for example George is forty he was getting sky high quotes from other companies because he takes meds to control his blood pressure but when I shopped around.

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KQED Radio

07:57 min | 8 months ago

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"We have been reporting a lot about how the corona virus has affected life here in the United States we've also talked about its effects in Asia and Europe but this is a global pandemic the virus is appearing almost everywhere now so we want to spend the next few minutes looking at other parts of the world and for that we're joined by a team of our colleagues and peers DHEA deed is in Islamabad Pakistan ator Peralta is in Nairobi Kenya and Carrie Kahn joins us from Mexico City hello to all of you good morning good morning good morning Kerry want to start with you here in the U. S. I mean we're approaching ten thousand confirmed cases are in Mexico right next door the government says a hundred and eighteen confirmed cases I mean what a huge disparity are those number solid that is the latest numbers from the federal government here last night they did also confirm Mexico's first covered nineteen death but a Mexican health officials insist the country is still in this initial phase of the virus they say all of the confirmed cases are of people who traveled and brought the virus back or in people that have direct contact with that traveler but there is not a lot of testing being done in the country officials say they reach that conclusion to statistical models based on how the virus progressed in other countries and they say community spread of the virus won't hit here until the first week of April to date the test about thousand people David and that's in a population of about a hundred twenty five million and certainly that's something that that officials here in United States have been saying that once more testing happens you start seeing that more cases exist we might not have known about deal let me turn to you in Islamabad against Pakistan sounds like it's been reporting a big jump in cases this week what what what are you saying there right so now there's just over three hundred cases and most of those were in the past week but here like Mexico less than two thousand people are being tested so that figure is probably quite wobbly at this point and doctors say K. concern that people still crowding into hospitals for general services and to be tested for the corona virus but because that crowding if I have the virus though almost certainly spreading it and most medics have don't have the proper protective gear some don't even have those general surgery mosques in solar one doctor I spoke to had described this pandemic as a suicide mission for health organs I'm well aid let me turn to you and I Roby hello hello is this pandemic playing out on the African continent I mean we've just seen an explosion of cases in the past couple of weeks we went from a handful of countries reporting mostly imported cases to now thirty three countries an epidemiologist at the World Health Organization say there's still a chance of containing this thing here but countries have to trace every single case so they don't lose the chain of infection but the big problem is that in places like South Africa Senegal Burkina fossa in Democratic Republic of Congo we're starting to see infections in people with no travel or contact history so the question is are those cases pointing to a more widespread and undetected presence of the virus I mean dimension Pakistan facing certain challenges when it comes to people work in the medical profession dealing with this or are they are there certain challenges that you see facing Africa when when confronting this crisis yeah lots I mean the big one is that the health system is just ill equipped to handle this most hospitals don't have ventilators most of them cannot resuscitate people John Jacques we MBA who led the Congolese response against the build up he paints a bleak picture he says if this epidemic takes off we're gonna see panic he says the mortality rate here could be up to ten percent I mean that's the government's here seem to know that many have shut down our schools and close down churches and mosques and some have cancelled all flights South Africa which is a hot spot here has taken serious measures including closing down bars at night well let's let's talk about how how governments are responding like you just said it R. DA in Pakistan I mean as I can get out of my mind the idea of a suicide mission for people in the medical community dealing with this this is you know third world huge population what what is the government doing to get ready for for this is it gets worse and worse well I mean here it's very provincial and the response has been uneven across the country but what's key is that there's no place in Pakistan that shutting down like you see in France or Italy in that's because social distancing here is nearly impossible most people living in crowded homes in tightly packed slums and that said the government isn't shutting down mosques and that's where dozens to hundreds of people gather for communal Friday Prez and Clark has said if the government tries to shut them down the whole fight back Kerry you said that in Mexico community spread is something that the people are are fearing and and modeling showing that this could could really start taking off in terms of this virus spreading what what's the government reactions over there well they say we're not at that phase yet we're still in the initial phase of they've implemented no social distancing for now it's just crazy to watch you know in the U. S. all the sheltering in place but your public schools are still in session there's some exceptions but the public schools the government offices are still open until Friday restaurants are open last weekend there was a huge rock concert here in Mexico City with a hundred thousand people in attendance so they're not calling for the social distancing requirements until March twenty third and then the president continues to hold public events he's come under great criticism for hugging and kissing supporters but he says this weekend I hate he'll keep up his busy travel schedule but he'll have to insist on smaller crowds because it's so different I mean we have we have presidential candidates here in the U. S. who are you know giving victory speeches by live stream with no people and certainly we don't have rock concerts I mean life feels completely different eight or what is what is life feel like him in Nairobi and and and where you are so guessing a lot like what you're describing not because some parts of Nairobi here they're completely deserted topic a lot of the worry here is economic I mean the idea that the Kenyan government will right citizens a check like the U. S. is planning that's a fantasy and panic shopping here that's just it's not an option for most Kenyans right now tourism has ground to a halt businesses are stalled and many people there out of a job and what they're worried about is how they're going to eat when the food runs out do you have that this life field altered and in Pakistan right now to some degree and and like I said one of the big concerns here is is economic people will go hungry if icon work but another big concern here is quarantine Pakistan borders Iran which has been at the center of this virus and shot programs have been returning from that will put into quarantine station on the border that frankly didn't work and so when they were released dozens of them were found to actually have the virus and so we saw yesterday that people rioted and try to smash up a quarantine center in a different city because they were afraid that people put that would actually spread the virus further Kerry let me just finish with you president trump taking steps to limit nonessential traffic on the border with Canada I'm just wondering about the southern border with Mexico are you are you hearing anything for the Mexican side about what this what changes might see there Mexico is just terrified of the border being closed in what what it would do to what's already in stamping a kind of a president trump has talked more about what he plans to do with illegal border crossers than the legal traffic at the southern border in a place like San Diego where border agents say they detained about a hundred and thirty migrants a day the legal process between San Diego and Tijuana number upwards of a hundred thousand people a day all right we have heard from NPR's Carrie Kahn in Mexico City and pairs DHEA deed in Islamabad and impairs ator Peralta in Nairobi as we cover the corona virus and this global pandemic you're listening to morning edition from NPR news good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline a few stories we're following right now Australia's national airline Qantas has.

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02:46 min | 9 months ago

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"Weeks we could reach a critical point Chris Arnold NPR news this is NPR news good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline some of our top local stories this hour share prices have fallen again in Europe and Asia with markets unimpressed by government stimulus packages designed to counter the impact of the covert nineteen pandemic and new measures are being put in place to cut down the spread of the virus European Union leaders will continue to hold their summits as video conferences this is a pumpkin into jumping to a new age of regulation and restriction without parallel in peace time the European Union is determined to be seen to be rising to the challenge relaxing rules on how much member governments can subsidize business and encouraging research Kevin Connolly in Brussels elsewhere South Africa has seen another jump in corona virus cases with eighty five confirmed cases officials fear the virus could spread fast in poor crowded neighborhoods most of those with the virus brought it back here from abroad from Britain in particular but eight cases of local transmission have now been confirmed putting pressure on the authorities to try to hold it spread all schools in South Africa have closed from today foreigners traveling from badly affected countries are also barred from entry as of now Andrew Harding in Johannesburg and here in the U. K. the British government is introducing new legislation today that aims to prevent soldiers from being prosecuted for alleged offenses committed in the past overseas human rights groups have criticized the bill saying the move would put the military above the law in London I'm Sarah Hawkins at the BBC I'm Marco Werman preparation as you know is job one when you're anticipating a crisis same goes for our newsroom at the world our reporters and producers are following events in every time zone their contacts include doctors epidemiologists and public policy experts they deal in the facts that can help us live through a pandemic aired be informed listen to the world coming your way beginning at two this afternoon on KQED public radio good morning I'm Rachel Martin this week bars and restaurants across the country are shutting their doors to stop the spread of the corona virus the industry is bracing for big losses and some loyal customers are stepping in just before restaurants closed in Ohio and anonymous donor NT five hundred dollars on a thirty dollar bill as coaches bar and grill in Columbus and in Houston a customer at Irma's southwest lifting nine thousand four hundred dollar tip to split among.

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02:54 min | 9 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In the United States is just going to continue to grow Jason Beaubien NPR news this is NPR news good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with B. B. C. topline a few stories we're following right now the European Union has given its first reaction to president trump's sudden announcement of a travel ban on visitors from twenty six countries the EU said it had no advance warning of the thirty day suspension imposed to try to limit the spread of the corona virus and call for economic destruction to be minimized Adam Fleming is in Brussels the president of the European Council Charl Machel who chairs the summits of EU leaders tweeted saying he assessed the situation today one diplomat said that the easy was being used as a scapegoat for political rather than health reasons the U. S. action could embolden EU countries to take tougher action on their own borders and it's already lead to falls on Asian stock markets apart from the falls in the Nikkei and the hang Seng Australia's ASX two hundred plunged almost six percent that's despite an eleven billion dollar stimulus package announced by the prime minister Scott Marcin Monica Miller in Singapore and in other news two Americans and one British soldier have died in a rocket attack in Iraq it happened at camp Taji military base near Baghdad here's a defense correspondent Jonathan Beale another twelve coalition personnel were injured in the attack which was launched from a truck discovered a few miles from the camp it's not clear who was responsible but in the past the U. S. is accused Iranian backed militia of carrying out similar attacks in London I'm Sarah Hawkins at the BBC the island nation of Dominica was leveled by a hurricane three years ago now it's rebuilding and setting a goal that might be considered out of reach so to now say that we want to achieve climate resilience I don't think it's any more bold in saying that he wants to abolish slavery meet the woman trying to hurricane proof Dominica that plus the latest on the corona virus on the world it's the world with Marco Werman posting and it comes your way this afternoon beginning at two good morning I'm David Greene somebody lost a cow in Pembroke pines Florida police put out a notice online wanted unknown cal brown with a white head faster than it looks a police spokesperson said the cow has been loose for weeks the departments try to wrangle her but she knows how to jump a fence she also loves a good swimming pool the police notice said the cow is guilty of quote moving violations that behind should just be certain it it's morning edition.

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02:49 min | 9 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Issues it will take to beat Donald Trump for NPR news I'm grace hood in Denmark this is NPR news good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline a few stories we're following right now Japan has ordered schools to close for a month as governments around the world scramble to stop the spread of the coronavirus Jenny hill is in Tokyo it's a huge concern for the Japanese authorities because in five months time this country is due to host the twenty twenty Olympics now we also have had today the torch relay which is due to start in just a matter of weeks time have it may have to be downsized Chinese health officials say that around fourteen percent of coronavirus patients who recovered and were discharged from the hospital have tested positive again possibly due to traces of the virus left behind in the intestinal tract some in the Chinese province of Guangdong who'd been discharged from hospital and were believed to be healthy tested positive for the virus a second time the same phenomenon has been reported in Japan when a woman in her forties who recovered and tested negative for the virus then tested positive more than three weeks later Celia Hatton and in East Africa international charity mercy corps says an invasion of locusts could cost the region's worst humanitarian crisis in recent times and the second wave is due in the next few weeks the insects of ravaging crops imposters in parts of East Africa with tensions over grazing land already high the pests consume that own body weight in food every day merry Harper in London I'm Sarah Hawkins at the BBC this is one of the most sought after political consultants in California he's run campaigns for Hillary Clinton Kamel Harris Gavin Newsom and many others I'm Scott Shafer and days before super Tuesday A. Smith joins Marie so Lagos in may on political break down and we'll get an update from South Carolina before Saturday's primary it's political breakdown tonight at six thirty on KQED public radio good morning I'm Steve Inskeep Matthew bell that was due for release from the Utah jail but instead of walking free he's skiing with a fellow inmate to get both of them out authorities say he shaved a fellow inmates had to the two look alike his friend went first and got out on to the false identity Mr bell that been complained he hadn't been released yet authorities caught their mistake them but they're still hunting for the fugitive who got away you're.

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10:19 min | 9 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And I'm David green in Germany last night there was a mass shooting in the town of her now eleven people are dead that includes the suspected shooter German media reports that an online video and a written confession links to the suspect indicated they may have had far right leanings Germany's prosecutor's office has reportedly taken charge of the investigation here and they're gonna hold a news conference later today police in Germany said they found the suspected shooter dead at his home address they also found a second person dead there and let's get the latest now from and your international course when rob Smith who is in Berlin had the rob good morning tickets through exactly what happened here if you can well what we know is that last night at around ten o'clock gunmen opened fire at a hookah bar and then add another hookah bar in the city of now side Frankfort he killed at least nine people and injured several others the clientele and both cars are usually Turkish and Kurdish Germans but we don't know the identity of the victims at after the shootings a suspect and returned to his apartment and that's where police found his body in the body of a seventy two year old mother police believe he is a forty three year old German citizen who is a resident of the city and forties in the German state of Hesse say they are investigating the crime is a probable right wing extremists terror attack the interior minister of the state has a voice held a short press conference this morning about the shooting and here's what he said Joyce however fly home under vision board non brought he's saying here that flakes throughout the country will fly at half mast today and that his deepest sympathies are with the families of the victims and he wishes the injured survivors quick and full recoveries okay so thirty think this may have been a right wing extremist attack German media reporting on this letter and video left behind by the says yeah what we know at this point about that authorities haven't confirm this yet but several German media outlets reported that police found a written confession at the suspect's home in which he wrote that certain races need to be eliminated they're also reporting that he left a video indicating he was a racist and had right wing extremist views doesn't this come at a time when when Germany's been confronting of a rise in in a far right movement yeah obviously germ is a country that has spent decades working to reconcile with its **** past but right wing extremism here in Germany has been on the rise since twenty fifteen when chance angle Americal made the difficult decision to allow hundreds of thousands of migrants from war torn countries of the Middle East and North Africa find refuge here after that there were a string of terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists followed by terror attacks by right wing extremists according to government data the number of right wing extremists in Germany has risen by a third last year alone German intelligence now suspects are more than thirty two thousand of them in half are considered potentially violent with a high affinity for fire arms of course this attack comes after another shooting in Berlin four days ago you're a Turkish comedy show that killed one person and it comes for months after right wing extremist shot and killed two while trying to attack a synagogue in the city of holon which Germany trying to do to to prevent attacks like this well have gun laws in Germany are really stringent and they've been tightened even further in recent years after other mass shootings Germany's government is planning an overhaul of its domestic intelligence and law enforcement agencies this year in an effort to crack down on right wing extremism in the Bundestag Germany's parliament has approved six hundred new jobs to help tackle this rising problem is rob Smith thanks rob thanks Roger stone is set to be sentenced today he's a political operative and long time friend of president trump who is charged as a result of the molar investigation president trump intervened in that case trying to get stoned more lenient sentence then the justice department revised its own sentencing recommendation today it's all in the hands of federal judge Amy Berman Jackson and Pierre justice correspondent Ryan Lucas reports for more than thirty years Amy Berman Jackson has worked in Washington D. C.'s legal world she's been a federal prosecutor a white collar defense attorney and now a District Court judge those who have known over the years say one constant is that she is not going to be surprised in the court room she will have far along with her team of every potential legal and factual angle they could come up and she'll be crystal clear as to why she is doing what she's doing that's call Racine he's the Attorney General for Washington DC but back in the early nineteen nineties he worked under Jackson as a young associate at a big law firm he says Jackson took the time as a partner in the firm to help were seen in other young attorneys fresh out of law school learn the legal ropes in a private firm every second every minute every hour counts that those are billable hours Amy would devote hours of non billable time to teach young lawyers how to become better lawyers she was demanding and rigorous he says but fair born in Baltimore Jackson got her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard she spent a total of fifteen years working on both sides of the legal fence as a federal prosecutor and then as a defense attorney before taking a five year break from the lawn the late nineteen nineties to raise her then two young children over that time she provided occasional legal commentary on television including about the OJ Simpson trial and the Unabomber attacks she returned to the law in two thousand and was nominated to the federal bench by president Obama ten years later lawyers who have argued cases before Jackson sense then echo the words of a scene she's demanding rigorous and fair he was very clear to me from my experience that she's a very hard working conscientious judge runs a well managed court room that's John Jacobs as a government lawyer back in twenty sixteen Jacobs argued a complicated anti trust case before judge Jackson involving two large health insurance companies on top of that Jacob says it was a bench trial she not only had to decide the questions of law that also be the the fact finder shows a very challenging assignment and she definitely proved herself up to the task for the past two plus years Jackson's challenging assignment has been presiding over various cases stemming from the Russian investigation that includes president trump's former campaign chairman Paul man a fort and his deputy Rick gates who both pleaded guilty in front of Jackson it also includes the president's long time friend and informal adviser Roger stone a colorful character who has brought his love for a fight to the court room last February Jackson imposed a limited gag order on stone months later he posted on social media a photograph of Jackson that appeared to have the cross hairs of a gun next to her face at a court hearing about the post Jackson visibly annoyed grilled stone on the stand what am I supposed to do with you she said she tightened the gag order and barred stone from posting on social media stone ultimately was convicted in November of obstruction in lying to Congress now all eyes are on Jackson as she pronounces stone sentence again Kerr overseen her decision is going to be transparent it's going to be well reasoned and it's going to be supported by law in fact Amy will be fair in the past week and a half the president has called the case against on a miscarriage of justice and Attorney General William Barr has overruled career prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence for stone trump also is taking aim at Jackson on Twitter in front of his seventy million followers it is in the middle of the simmering political controversy the judge Jackson will make her decision on stones prison sentence Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington this is NPR news good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline a few stories we're following right now Germany says there's evidence that last night shootings the town of Hana were carried out by a far right extremist the attacks occurred in two hookah bars where nine people were killed the suspected gunman was later found dead Peter Boyd is the state's interior minister not was on it can make it sing I can listen what we know so far is that there is definitely isn't a phobic motive whether they're all claims of responsibility documents that still being investigated there is a home page which suggests is in a phobic background in South Korea the number of coronavirus cases has risen to over a hundred with many linked to a woman who attended a religious service in the country's fourth largest city thank you the mayor has told all two and a half million residents to stay indoors and thousands of American forces at a nearby base have also been banned from leaving and today the Irish parliament is meeting for the first time since an election which saw hardline nationalist parties shin Fane surged to second place for the first time behind center right Fianna fall both parties hope to lead a coalition government for most of the century one of two broadly centrist parties from the lead role in forming our school for months but the election earlier this month broke the mold yesterday from a full said it would begin coalition negotiations but it won't talk to shin Fay and not least because of past links to IRA violence Chris page in London I'm Sarah Hawkins at the BBC on the next fresh air our guests will be Claire Danes the star of the Showtime series homeland which is in its eighth and final season she plays a CIA agent who's brilliant but is sometimes subject to a radic behavior because she has bi polar disorder Danes first became known when she was in her teens starring in the series my so called life join us that's coming up one o'clock this afternoon and again at seven o'clock tonight here on KQED public radio it's four forty five good morning I'm David green you might not expect the small town politicians swearing in ceremony to bring a crowd but the community center in Georgetown Colorado was packed this week for the inauguration of a new mayor he wore tie in glasses and not much else Parker the snow dog is a ski mountain mascot a good boy and now an honorary mayor he's got a thousand constituents in Georgetown nearly seventeen thousand followers on Instagram this platform includes love hugs and cookies.

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04:54 min | 11 months ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Power and gas lines the fire destroyed varying some of its system underground to make them less of a fire hazard for the twenty eighteen fire killed eighty five people here and leveled eleven thousand homes including Patty savages she wants me to what's now an empty plot once nestled among tall pine trees that made it feel like home for twelve years it's unbelievable you know it the property looks so much different vacant FEMA helped many survivors after the campfire but savage wasn't one of them because she had insurance she does qualify for some of the thirteen and a half billion dollars P. Jeannie offered up to settle claims now FEMA could upend that plan with a four billion dollar claim of its own I think that they should have their own settlement with P. Jeannie and not take it from us and it turns out FEMA agrees we have no interest in competing with survivors for settlement find him a spokesman David passi says fire survivors are entitled to all the money PGA any has promised them in its plan to exit bankruptcy the problem pass he says is that attorneys who brokered that colossal deal around P. Jeannie to lump femur in with survivors even though FEMA's been left out of the talks we haven't all the negotiations despite all efforts to be included and to ensure that legitimate government planes to hold PGA any responsible could be accounted for without making it seem like somehow work fighting survivors for funding right after these fires FEMA cut checks to people desperately seeking housing and the cities and towns needing help paying firefighting costs money came from taxpayers and FEMA says they're entitled to their money back that's because state fire investigators have found P. Jeannie equipment sparked many of these fires in the first place the congressman who represents this district Douglas Alfa disputes FEMA's reasoning they're saying that that's not their first thing they want to do but it kind of sounds like a last resort which is still unacceptable because the survivors have already been through more than enough without this hanging over their heads the genie says it's been actively talking to stake holders even as FEMA maintains its been excluded Melissa sue Bolton is a spokesperson for the utility I did not have a valid legal claim against the company the bankruptcy court has approved our settlement agreement resolving all major walls are clean the judge overseeing P. genies bankruptcy has greenlit its multi billion dollar deal with survivors he's expected to consider famous claims at a hearing next month for NPR news I'm lily tamale in paradise this is NPR news running for the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline a few stories we're following right now Iran's president Hassan Rouhani says his country is now in reaching more uranium than it did before it sign the international nuclear deal the twenty fifteen accord was meant to curb Iran's nuclear program Iran's breaches of the accord of being a response to president trump's decision to abandon it in re impose sweeping economic sanctions on Tehran Alan Johnston on Tuesday the European signatories to the accord triggered a formal dispute process over the Iranian violations Hong Kong's leader Carrie lam has said the territory special rights and freedoms could be extended beyond twenty forty seven when they are currently due to end Michael Bristow says it's unclear whether her remarks were approved by the Chinese government she seemed to offer the possibility that walk home calm house now can be maintained however she did have a warning for protest is that if they don't respect the system they have now then that could all be taken away from them and a rare species of prehistoric tree has survived the Australian bush fires thought extinct until nineteen ninety four their exact location in the wild is kept a secret Phil Mercer is in Sydney Australia is one of my pine survived the dinosaurs and well protected from huge places by water bombing at Crofton specialist fine fine says somewhat charmed by the flames but this rant species has survived Australia's bushfire crisis in London I'm Sarah Hawkins at the BBC coming.

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"Says the city risks losing a core piece of its identity for NPR news I'm not hers in anchorage we appreciate you listening this morning on your public radio station you can find all of us who oppose this program on Twitter I'm at NPR green no well is at no well king Rachel Martin is that Rachel NPR Steve Inskeep is at NPR in ski but we are just the host there's an entire team of colleagues who do the real work here getting this show on the air and you can find all of them if you go to NPR dot org go over to the morning edition page click on staff and meet all of our colleagues you can follow a lot of them on Twitter their tweeting things that a lot more fun interesting and I am this is NPR news and this is KQED public radio good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline a few stories were falling right now the embattled prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu faces a challenge to his leadership of the ruling Likud party its members will vote today to decide who will lead the party into the next general election the B. B. C.'s Barbara Platt usher is in Jerusalem but this is the most serious internal challenge he's faced in a decade of power and shows cracks in the parties United front the only contender is Gideon Saar a former cabinet minister he argues that Mr Netanyahu has no chance of forming a government since he failed to do so after two elections in the past year elsewhere in India opposition parties have condemned the head of the army for making a rare political comment when he criticized recent protest against a controversial citizenship law the party said that general beef and raw what should know the limits of his office hundreds of thousands of people have held demonstrations across India protesting the new law which fastrack citizenship for persecuted religious minorities from three neighboring countries but excludes Muslims and across Asia people have witnessed an annular solar eclipse will ring of fire when the moon covers the center of the sun giving the appearance of a bright ring charisma this one it was watching in Singapore crowds of solar eclipse enthusiasts came out to witness this rare event here in Singapore hundreds of amateur astronomers and photographers stood by for what many said was a once in a lifetime opportunity in London I'm sorry Hawkins at.

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"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:28 min | 1 year ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Cards to the kids in her class when she found a bizarre message written inside one of the cards it said in part we are foreign prisoners forced to work against our will please help us the card was made in China and the message appeared to be written by a factory worker and peers Franklin fit is watching all of this from London you Frank I know well so what do we know about what happened here well the the girl names Florence would come I believe was opening this up to her to write to a friend and inside the note also said it was he was written I think in caps it said please notify human rights organization and please contact Peter Humphrey now Peter Humphrey lives in in greater London he's he was a corporate fraud investigator who serve time in this exact prison launching pushing high suburb now Humphrey was eventually released in two thousand and fifteen and the family reached out to Humphrey who wrote about in the Sunday times of companies to be a Reuters reporter the card was sold by the British supermarket chain Tesco Tesco has said you're suspending any orders on these cards and are investigating so in the meantime the Chinese foreign ministry says this is a hoax they say it's just not true are they offering any evidence of that could not yet that I've seen but the Chinese company that made the cards is emphatic that it never contracted with this prison outside of Shanghai and saying the charge of using forced labor is completely fabricated now the the foreign ministry actually says very curious no well actually blames Humphrey personally the journal says that he's suggested he's behind all of this now there's a repairs of past year the Chinese government Sir Humphrey was imprisoned for illegally collecting citizens information I've talked to Humphrey on the phone he says that charge was bogus was never heard in court and he actually says if you recognize the handwriting of the card as a prisoner that he he knew when he was in the present now ask them about the foreign ministry's claim that he's behind this and Humphrey says this is just a typical kind of response that the government uses Danny accusations about human rights abuses this is the kind of art so you'll white scat you get a lie you get a complete lie in response the one thing about this matches the internet is a little bit different maybe is it's very possible that tackle me accusing me of fabricating the story but you know I didn't invent a little girl in our south London and her father who have number nine in my life and I didn't invent the message that they handed to me so it's absolutely ridiculous okay that was Peter Humphrey Frank you were based in Shanghai for five years did you ever come across stories like this yeah it's actually not all that uncommon these sorts of messages tend to surface again Chinese products every few years they're back in two thousand twelve there's a woman in Oregon who discovered an account of torture in Halloween decorations that were made in China back in two thousand fourteen I interviewed in American sociology professors name Stewart foster he served time for theft and I talk to me after I got out from prison from jail actually and he said he'd been forced to assemble Christmas lights in a jail in Guangdong province his quota was three thousand lights I think it day and he said the prisoners who didn't meet quotas were beaten this is what he told me there was one particular leader and during the month of July that was particularly sadistic actually he and braided a few of the Christmas light course together and he would come up behind inmates that were working slow and slash them across the back cannot know foster told me that he remembered one inmate being whipped and this this inmate was mentally slow foster thought he could actually see the welts form on his back after he was struck and after I did that story no well I I've been of I've received messages on Facebook and elsewhere from other former inmates saying that they make Christmas ornaments and things like that in Chinese prisons this all sounds outrageous what to human rights groups say about what's going on there they say that this is kind of standard operating procedure in a lot of prisons in China prison business is in prison manufacturing and and sort of providing labor is big business you can find advertisements on lines on line for this and you in white rights watch rest to make estimates there could be millions working at this I was talking to young show long she's a researcher with Human Rights Watch and this is how she put it according to Chinese law that two prisoners as long as you have the ability to labor you'll have to labor so you know forced labor is given in prison in China in the couple seconds we have left there are lever lots in China right there are but what young a young too long says is the prison system is opaque and they don't follow them and here's Franklin fit in London Frank thank you you're very welcome well in here's a stat four out of five smokers around the world our mail but a new report finds a for the first time in two decades the number of men using tobacco is decreasing interesting one tells us what's going on if you're buying a pack of derby cigarettes in Brazil about seventy five percent of the cost is taxes the quick hotline is printed on the pack along with pictures of sickness and death tobacco researchers Celebi Alice describes a few like a kid crossing to explain the harms of secondhand smoke they'll have somebody clutching their chance to looking like they're having a heart attack they have one that has a mouth cancer so they have like this disease malice yeah this is now the university of California San Francisco but she's originally from Rio de Janeiro she says fewer people today are using tobacco and he says government policies have helped like those warnings on cigarette packs and strict bans on advertising the new smoking numbers come from the World Health Organization report the number of man it using tobacco peaked in twenty eighteen at around one point one billion aircraft with the W. H. show says for the first time in twenty years those numbers are starting to fall fewer males using tobacco products means fewer people will suffer the avoidable pain and death that they call us the report focuses on man because some forty percent of men worldwide smoker too but only ten percent of women do Jeffrey Fong studies tobacco use at the university of Waterloo in Canada he says it's the number one cause of preventable disease and death every year eight million people die from using tobacco or breeding secondhand smoke Fong celebrates the decrease in smokers but he says tobacco is still a huge public health problem tobacco use isn't like malaria or holy out it is a corporate borne epidemic Fong says the tobacco industry is fighting hard to keep their customers and profits the other big obstacle is social norms people smoked during work breaks order lax with friends the Alice in San Francisco says habits are slow to change but strong policies help she says that growing up in Rio I remember when we could smoke in the plane and it could to smoke in restaurants and we could smoke in classrooms even now with indoor smoking banned in many countries that's something her son who's twenty years old can't even imagine being wrong NPR news this is NPR news and coming up in the next segment on morning edition little women is a classic work of American literature and actors sure sure ronin is starring in the new film adaptation we'll find out more from ronin and her role of the coming of age drama that sign on morning edition here and just moments on KQED public radio good morning from the BBC in London I'm Sarah Hawkins with BBC topline some of our top local stories this hour the leaders of China South Korea and Japan have been meeting today in the Chinese city of Chengdu in public statements they promised work together amid fears North Korea may soon carry out a long range missile test amid rancor between Japan and South Korea Japan's leader shins Ave also promised close cooperation with soul conquering all and moon J. E. and and I also confirm that Japan and South Korea would work in close partnership on the issue of North Korea cooperation between Japan and South Korea is extremely important in the security environment we see today in East Asia recently relations between Japan and South Korea have been badly strained by dispute over Japan's use of forced labor in World War two in Hong Kong police have warned demonstrators against gathering in shopping malls following an online campaign by activists calling for more anti government protests some Catholic churches are holding Christmas midnight mass early tonight so that worshippers can get home safely and here in the U. K. the queen's husband ninety eight year old prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital after being admitted on Friday there's no word from the palace as to what he is or what was wrong with him when he went into hospital it was reported as a pre existing medical condition did you pass like many this Christmas Eve returned.

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Coffee With Chrachel

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"sarah hawkins" Discussed on Coffee With Chrachel

"I mean, like, you know, his game I gain and that would be a good single book and like movie, it's just, hey, mitch's games. Yeah. That'd be cool. Something like that would be cool. Oh, fuck it. Now, I just really enjoy when like these big universes. This is like especially like fantasy SCI fi. And like distortion stuff where it's like these made up universes and stuff where like they like drill. Try and keep it like making sense and not just destroying everything. Like whole bunch of spin offs and stuff. If I appreciate it. Really good story in world that makes sense. They did the main story, and they I mean, it wasn't great that they did three movies out of one small book. But at least it was just that fucking book, and they. Pulled other shift from king's other writings, so it's not like they're supposed to be coming out with the game of thrones spinoff seven spin offs that they're piloting right now. Like, it's ridiculous gonna do so much with that. They're just trying to sell this Funke pops. That's the t- if Dexter was still on when Funke was around. They would have already had that fucking spin off. You don't think there's already you don't think they have Dexter funk goes, I don't know. Going like set show anymore because they ruined it which bucking suck. Every single other person. I've ever talked to that watched Dexter is like I hate that. I hate. It makes me so mad. Everybody was so good always has just watching till the season four and then stop. There are some aspects of later seasons that I did like I like when spoiler he gets caught at the end of season six by his sister. Jessie, forget her name. I don't like what then what they do with that. Then it's just like where it goes all downhill, but I love that he got caught that was the best season finale ever, just like that shock moment, and it just blacks free. And that's it. So good. Yeah. Our really remember anything else likes look where to kind of getting on his shit and like getting then the booking don't do that. Still we be so mad like one day a kinda wanna watch through it again. But every time I think about it. I think about how badly burned. Yeah. Let us know. What was the most burned you ever were by show, especially series, or at piece of media them like ruined something for because I've seen like there'll be like movies that you're like super excited about because you watch the trailer? And then you realize when you see the movie that the best parts were what you already saw the trailer. And that everything else was terrible. I saw Sarah Hawkins was saying that that new movie that came out for Netflix, which Jillian hall velvet something. Bella chain. So yes, she was saying that like if you already watched trailer already saw the best parts like she was pretty disappointed. Like, I know that that's happened to me before with other things really remember. But I don't know let us fucking note or even book series. I feel like I have a tendency to be less. Let down by the end of a book, but book series seemed to. Like more time, you have more time, and you're not like restricted to like. With TV's like you have to have a new season every year fifty minutes in finale or maybe a two hour series. And like, you know, when there's a great anatomy series finale..

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