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"scott simon" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"This is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Debbie Elliott Scott Simon is away As Russia continues to lay siege in Ukraine the southern port city of Mario has seen some of the most horrific destruction I don't have a home anymore I don't have an office anymore I don't have a hometown anymore Alina best crowner is 31 years old She's an IT worker who got her MBA at Lehigh university in Pennsylvania then moved back to her hometown of Mario It all happened so quickly You know you have this booming city and you are free and you can just work You can build your career and spy state To see it unfold like that in just four weeks everything is just destroyed For much of this month best crowner and hundreds of thousands of others in the city had been almost completely cut off as Russian attacks decimated infrastructure and pulverized residential neighborhoods local officials say more than 2400 civilians have been killed Now as residents are finally able to flee they're telling their harrowing stories And we begin this hour with Alina best crow nu who had just escaped marupe with her mother by car She described what the war has been like there I left my apartment building on the day put in declared war on Ukraine And moved to my friend's house on the other side of town because they had a better basement I've heard that my apartment building has been bombed And the district is no longer there I've heard multiple neighbors have been killed My dad lived on the other side of town he refused to join us and told me he would walk by food if need be And I haven't heard from him since February 27th I don't know if he's alive The Russians are booming straight through every district And I think their tactic is either you surrender or we will wipe you off the face of the earth So how had you been able to survive for a month in a basement while your city was under attack We would call water from a well about three miles away We would cook and often fires Under very heavy shelling we stayed in the most inner part of the basement just hoping to survive And you have to understand that just in our basement we had 36 people including 12 kids We did not shower we used web wipes when we had them and then we just stopped I can describe it We were using all the food supplies We had in the cupboard and just things you never think of as strategic supply It turned out to be lifesaving During all this time that you were in the basement were you getting information about the broader war throughout the country At first we had everything We had electricity We had water It felt like I could work from home And then gradually they evolved the antennas the Wi-Fi went down that the cell phone service went down and the lights went out We had zero information from the outside world It was all rumors What prompted the decision now it's time for us to leave Now we think we can safely get out of here Well there were two time periods when I was ready to leave The first one was the first three days And I was actively lobbying for it but I didn't have a vehicle of my home Most people had trouble when grasping reality and they felt like we just have to wait it out We don't want to leave our apartments we worked our entire lives to pay off And then when the active shelling started it was impossible not only to be but to leave the basement For days Once the rumors spread that it was possible to leave that's when we decided to go And the reason being it's impossible to stay If you want to survive you leave So this Wednesday Alina best crow now crowded into a car with 5 others The car had been damaged in the shelling but it still had fuel Amid the sounds of explosions and gunfire best crow Ness says they joined hundreds of other cars crawling out of Mario pole Along the way they passed through 16 Russian.
"scott simon" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"I'm Scott Simon this hour Russia's attempt to put the Nazi label and independent Ukraine Also why hasn't oil imported from Russia been sanctioned yet Will it be Secretary of State blinken and neighboring Poland and azar nafisi author of breeding the leader in Tehran under new book but her reading is opened her mind and heart great literature she says doesn't reflect just one set of precept ideas but as Plato said makes us think Thinking means responsibility while giving into a totalitarian mindset you don't need to be responsible Someone else decides for you First our newscaster Saturday March 5th 2022 Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Amy held The U.S. Congress has heard from Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky via a Zoom call this morning as Russia wages its tenth day of war on his nation Zelensky is seeking more help from the U.S. and Western Allies his calls for a new fly zone however have been rebuffed by NATO Fighting remains intense in central Ukraine as Russia attacks key of in a so far unsuccessful attempt to take the capital and in the south and east Ukraine says Russia has reneged on a promise to pause shelling and Pierre's Lauren freyr has more from Ukraine This ceasefire was not what it seemed It was very short lived Russia said it would allow safe passage of civilians from two cities that have been under heavy attack Mario and vol navaja But less than three hours after the ceasefire started Ukrainian officials say Russia resumed shelling Now Ukrainian officials are advising residents to shelter in place instead of escaping Negotiations with Russia to set up a safe humanitarian corridor go on The port city of herson in the south is so far the only major Ukrainian city to fall to Russia But the BBC's Sasha schlichter is there and reports residents remain defiant and protesting.
"scott simon" Discussed on "You're In Charge" with Glenn Pasch
"Don't really well Financially you know but you know if you don't make changes you're going to die and she had to really punched me to give me to wake up. has she. You know she had to do something and she didn't want to leave me. she probably should have. She didn't wanna leave me because she said they were. Just put me in a bigger tailspin. So which is that. It was she said. Hey if you don't make changes you've done well financially but don't you think about this. You're not going to be around the walk. That daughter ears dollars a soft freshman in college. James madison she said there's going to be another man's milwaukee dollar down that ninja looked at me and she said that'll be a real shame as you one in business you'd make good money. You've saved your money. You've always been smart money but you're not going to be there to see they're more likely be another man walking for that. Ram allen she even jammie said he'll be younger to. I was like if you understand why it's not like that. She's very quiet very she's at polling. Then that's why it was effective because if she doesn't say that and then all of a sudden she it's just gives you that look in the eye and say okay this is you know we're not playing games anymore. This is serious. So then how did you was it then so again with. This is where i like. And i think it helps the listeners. To now all of a sudden you get to that point your wife punches you in the head and you wake up and you say okay. I have to take charge of my health. I have to take charge of figuring this out which means planning. But how did you then map that out where you committed. I mean obviously you were very successful. So hard work wasn't the problem. It was just rechannelling your focus into something else so once you took charge of this..
"scott simon" Discussed on "You're In Charge" with Glenn Pasch
"Did i made that mistake It's very much short-term term bankin. It's very much insecurity. i mean. I've been a general manager since i was late twenties and i'm forty eight. I didn't understand. I was focused on what was important to me. And that's a big mistake and also managed people as though they were me. So i would say i don't understand gland doesn't wanna work his day off and get this objective. I don't understand why glenn won't make the phone calls. I don't understand why. Brian won't do this or or one i had to learn what's important in may not be important to me. Now we've got alpha within this movement. Labs forward right. We wanna move the employee's size forward the community. Our customers and i was more worried about my goal. Achieving my goal when i worked for that other dealership sonia about men. I it turned me into a monster. I mean you wouldn't even recognize the that person late is. There are no longer here. But i was two hundred. Sixty five pounds. Terrible hill drank every day. Because i was just miserable. Let that culture just change. Who was only cared about myself. I was winning in business. But i i was losing as a husband as a father as a friend. Ours is not a good person and it took me going to the hospital. I was having a heart attack or stroke. They're still not sure in. Sherman four basically turn red and like blood red and they said they don't look good. We're gonna take pasta. You're not gonna take me anywhere. They ram into the hospital off the showroom floor One call ambulance drama sale. This will drive you when i got to hospital. They said sir you either having a heart attack more likely stroke. You need calmed down. And i'm sitting there looking them like i'm fine like wine now for so they put me back next thing that got me on ernie and they they're giving me nitroglycerine and i'm like y'all freaking out. I'm fine like johnny. Let me here. Let me go back to work at that point. I was on the hassle pressure..
"scott simon" Discussed on "You're In Charge" with Glenn Pasch
"A term that's bandied about just like culture training All of these words mean so many different things to so many different people. And you don't know if you're a good leader a bad leader the only thing. Sometimes you have or the people standing in front of you that you're learning from what happens if you're learning from very bad manager and you're not one hundred percent sure or you're not getting that feedback in the organization where you're working to help you progress well. Today i'm joined by scott simon's. He is a managing partner and general man during a large automotive dealership group and he talks about what his journey has been as a leader. Currently he considers himself a really good leader but he's constantly challenging itself and surrounding himself with people to get better but more importantly what he wants to share. Is that manager. He used to be how bad he was how. He only focused on himself not his team as he said i found myself winning business but losing it everything else so it's a fascinating conversation about his evolution is designed to help you put you in a in a position. Put you on a path to realize where you may be deficient but more importantly where you need to head to how to surround yourself with the right people to make you the best leader that you can be so. Let's dive into today's conversation on. You're in charge. Conversations that sparked change with scott. Simon all right scott.
"scott simon" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"I'm Scott Simon. Brandon Taylor's book, Filthy Animals is a collection of stories, some interconnects I'm just bounce off each other. Most of which are set in the Midwestern university town in which Lionel, a black, queer grad student trying to build back from a suicide attempt. Goes to a party and encounters a couple who may change his life or may just put him into a new tail spin. The couple were leaning forward now, each of them having a different conversation. With the androgynous person talking over each other in a hash of references to dust, Troyanovsky and Planned Parenthood. People only think they like Tolstoy better, but he's basically JK rolling dust. Ribowsky is the real genius like we're this close to being totally defunded, Skip a latte and make a damn donation, right? Okay, But like I've tried, where should I start? Sure. But one person can't do anything against the vast political machine of American empire. Honestly, I think telling someone where to start with an author is kind of a slippery slope to fascism. I'm fine, Lionel said. Just getting over a bug. You're not contagious, are you? Someone asked. I don't think it's contagious, Lionel said. Good because I don't have a great immune system and like it's socially irresponsible to come out if you're not feeling well. Brandon Taylor's highly acclaimed debut novel, Real Life, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His stories appeared in the New Yorker Game AG and many other places. He joins us now from Iowa City. Thank you so much for being with us, Mr Taylor. Thank you for having me. Lionel falls into a Relationship with Charles and Sophie, whom you mentioned both dance students. How would you like us to understand them? Who are a couple when they meet Lionel? Yeah. So Sophia and Charles are in. I think what most people might describe as an open relationship and they go to this party. As young people and graduate programs often do at this party. They meet Lionel, who is drawn into their orbit. And he begins to orbit each of them separately. And then, ultimately together, And I think what culminates in the book is not quite a throttle, but certainly a trio of sorts. Mm Mhm, Sophie says at one point marked the words down. Don't hurt him, Charlie. He's a good boy. He's not like us. What does she mean by that? I think what Sophie's saying there is that you know, she and Charles both view. Lionel as a kind of sweet young boy who's you know, found his way kind of like an innocent hair into the crosshairs of a hunter. And so you know, Sophie's saying something to the effect of he's more gentle than we are. We you know, or two people have been Scuffed up by the world. But of course, I think Sophie comes to understand that Lionel himself has his own amount of scuffing from the world. Yes, He's um He's struggling. Yeah, it doesn't doesn't know where to get hold of life as he's climbing up the mountain side. You know, I wrote those stories many, many years ago, but I think Lionel's position is one that Many of us relate to, you know today where we're all trying to figure out how to get back into the world after a long and difficult withdrawal from it, Um, you know, the book opens with him going to this potluck, and he's just gotten out of a hospital after Relapse of suicidal ideation, and he's just trying to figure out how to be in the same room is more than one person again. And I think that's a feeling that many of us are negotiating. Now, As you know, the outside opens back up again. The title story. Filthy animals has another cast of characters entirely. Tell us, please about Milton and Nolan and their friends in rural Alabama. Yeah, So Milton and Nolan are part of this. You know, this group of four friends who have known each other from basically infancy as it often is the case in small towns, especially in Alabama. I feel like I had the same group of friends from kindergarten to high school. Almost. We should explain. You grew up outside of Montgomery. Yes, I grew up in a small, small town on a farm outside of a small town in Rural Alabama. Um and so Milton and Nolan are, you know, I think of them as to sort of quintessentially Southern teenage boys. We meet them on one of those nights and late fall when it feels like anything could happen, and they go out to a bonfire and then get into a great deal of trouble. I'll say And I think all the main characters in that story Milton Nolan, tighten a bar just Young men who are just out on the prowl and all the ways that we think of young men as being on the prowl. Um, but I think they also all have these incredibly tender hearts and they don't know what to do with them. As you know, is often the case of young men in our culture. We don't know what to do with our feelings, and those feelings come out and strange and sometimes violent ways. Yeah. As you were writing. Was it a relief to get out of academia? First story? Yeah, honestly, Yes, I I It really was a pleasure to write about not just people who weren't in academia but youth and all of its tensions and precariously and strangeness. There's just something really pure about being able to write about. Teenagers because experience is so new and it's so raw, an immediate and urgent and, you know, writing about the time when, as a young boy as a young queer boy you fall for your best friend is like one of the most fraud, one of those fraught moments in a queer life. So it was. It was a relief and a joy to write about those boys the things that they get up to on weekend nights. Forgive me, Mr Taylor. It's none of my business, but, um Is.
Hunter Biden Says He Wouldn't Take Burisma Job Again
"S. The others were made by Fizer and Madonna. As the FBI continues to investigate a laptop reported to belong to Hunter Biden, the president's son is speaking with regret about his relationship with the Ukrainian oil company, Bary SMA when his father was vice president. NPR's Scott Simon reports Hunter. Biden doesn't say he was wrong to serve on the board of the oil company at acknowledges the bite name was an asset. But he told us in an interview that he grew up in politics and should have foreseen it would become an issue for his father's 2020 presidential campaign. At the end of the day, the question was whether it was wise well. What I know now is that it was certainly not wise in this political environment to create that perception, and that's why I would not do it again. No investigation has found any evidence of impropriety. Hunter. Biden's memoir, Beautiful Things, which is
Trump's Support From Latino Voters Holds Steady
"Edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. President Trump is holding steady or doing better with Latino voters than he did in 2016, according to polls. That may be surprising. The president has called Mexican immigrants, rapists and drug dealers and his presidency is haunted with images of immigrant Children separated from their parents and crowded detention centers. NPR's Leila Fadel reports. His support is not waning, and most of it comes from men. Raimondo Torres is a staunch supporter of this president. The initially attracted me and keeps me tied to him is that he has taught Republicans how to not just win but no longer throw our faces and bodies in front of every punch that the left is willing to throw. Torres is Arizonan, ethnically Mexican and a devout Catholic, he says. What he likes is that Trump doesn't take any mess from Democrats or what he calls establishment Republicans. So on Election day he's voting for the president. Top of mind for him is the courts and the more than 200 judges trumps appointed in his time in office. My family's been in Arizona for more than 100 years. We don't see ourselves as immigrants. Sweets they are so very much is Arizonans and Americans to continue to treat us as if we're all still just fresh across the border, which most Republicans and a lot of Democrats would like to think we are just easily encapsulate us. To something that is not resounding and Torres is part of about or just over a quarter of Latinos who are strongly or somewhat in support of this president. Michelle May. Orga, a new Mexico based pollster, says the backbone of the support comes from men has many men in particular are a swing vote, their vote that we have to go and get And while Democrats will likely win the majority of Latino votes overall, the margins are narrower with men. A New York Times Sienna College poll found the vice President Joe Biden, leads by 34% points. Latina voters. But with Latino men, his lead is just eight points. Republicans will take a larger margin than maybe they have in the past or enough that you know it is starting to eat into the Democratic margin. The Republican Party has been courting the Latino vote for decades, says historian Geraldo Cadaver, who wrote a book on Hispanic Republicans. President Richard Nixon set the town. Nixon did it through a kind of politics of patronage and High level appointment, he appointed the first Hispanic treasure of the United States, a Mexican American woman and appointed Latinos toe other top positions. The big question is why Why is the number holding steady or in some place is going up slightly? Despite anti immigration policies and offensive language about African and Latino immigrants, I think I would point first to the development over a long period of time of Ah, partisan loyalty to the Republican Party and Latino Republican voters just identify as Republicans above all else, just like many Americans also could. Office says Latino voters vote on issues of religious freedom The economy trumps argument about a strong pre coded 19 economy for Latinos resonates, as does his law and order messaging. Many Latinos are cops, Border Patrol officers or in the military. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has made a concerted effort to court the vote early. I think it's been kind of amazing to watch. I mean, in some ways, the Latinos for Trump Campaign, which started officially in the spring of 2019 has been relentless in Recruiting Latino voters that they're actually trying to increase and have been trying to increase trumps Latino support, not just kind of hold it, study or depress the turnout of Democrats. That's the first thing. Randall Avila, the executive director of the Orange County Republican Party, talks about when knocking on doors of other Latino voters in Southern California. He points to a low unemployment rates for Latinos, pre pandemic, the party's preference for school choice and lower taxes. I've never seen the Republican Party fight this hard to get Latino on African American votes. I can definitely understand whether some hesitancy based off some past comments or policies. But I don't believe that is the Republican Party of today. You know, we have a number of Latino candidates. A number of Latino Republicans who are really stepping up and taking center stage. A villa says he hopes that resonates because come November, the party will need the votes to flip the four congressional seats they lost in 2018 in Orange County and hold on to their county seat.
A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa And Lulu Garcia-Navarro
"The one and only Monday. Joins, me now welcome Lulu. It's it's such a pleasure. I. It is such a pleasure to have you on and to read this book it's called once I was you and it is based around the story. Of how you came to the United States for the first time, tell us that story. Yeah. Well, it's an interesting story. I didn't actually know it like a lot of us. We don't actually ask our parents. So how exactly did I know that you came for example, my whole family we were born in Mexico my dad MPC go of us in Mexico City and dad gets hired by the University of Chicago. He's a medical doctor dedicated to research and long story short he helps to create the cochlear implant. He was an amazing human being. May He rest in peace? So that was in Chicago and my mom, and the four of us kids I was the baby in her arms get on a plane. It's the early nineteen. Sixty's we fly from Mexico City to Dallas and change planes in Dallas, and then we're GONNA fly onto Chicago and. When I finally found out the story when I wrote raising, which is a Motherhood Memoir that I wrote like twenty years ago. You know I found out that there was this whole thing that happened at the airport and that an immigration agent was like you know saying that had some weird skin thing and you know maybe had to put me in quarantine and my mom was like Nah and then I came and I saved the no she didn't say it like this but basically, it was like me Ma Ma Ma you know. She's five feet tall by the way, but stood up and. Know had this kind of moment with immigration agent and and it was a story that I told. Kind of like saying, wow, my mom is such a cool woman like I understand where I get my powerful voice even though she's tiny, she spoke back to an immigration agent. and. Then in the writing of this book, blue is really what happens is that I really understand what was happening there. There were trying to separate you from your mother. They basically told your mom that they were GonNa, take you away and put you in quarantine quote unquote and that she was free to go with her other children but that you would have to stay behind I mean. Can you imagine like? When my mom called me in the midst of and you know Lou that I've been covering this story, the entirety, my career immigration writ. Large. And my mom calls me at the airport. I was flying from one back when we were flying around and in the midst of the height of babies being put into cages, we were hearing the voices. You know we knew this was happening. This is not. This not begin with the trump administration but anyway. Mom. Calls me and she's crying she's like is Gay It could have been me. If I'm a your she was like that was I could have been one of those moms and I swear to Lulu that. By heart dropped I was like Oh. My God. So it's not a story of like my mom. Eh, you know speaking back it's a realized now a story of trauma and that. Wouldn't have happened I think had I not written the book and had the horror of immigration policies becomes so. Crystal. Clear. So inhumane so hurtful and frankly now finally so public You. As you mentioned what brought to Chicago, which is where you grew up, but you always maintained your connection to Mexico and your roots you'd go back and forth. You came here on a green card. When did you become a citizen? I asked this simply because that transition of becoming. An American you said was difficult for you. You. You found it hard to sort of occupy these two spaces. So, it was great because in the writing of the book, I actually had to like do the time line and and then I had to go back and find my citizenship. It was a actually I had just come back from a reporting trip with Scott Simon Scott and I were down inside whether it was December of Nineteen eighty-nine Lau Offensive Little Trenton Webb the FMLN offensive the guerilla warfare was happening inside word and I went down to produce Scott. And I came back and just a few days later I took the oath. Look the reason why it was complicated was because way back then maybe now I am beginning to understand maybe it was because of that traumatic experience in Airport in Dallas I, always kind of new. Like this isn't a certain thing for you. This thing about you being able to come in and out of the United States you've done your whole life. Now. You're a woman you're a journalist you've been to Cuba. You've got you've been tool Salvador you. You know. There may be a time when they say you can't come back and I understood that and so I have to be honest as I am the memoir he was motivated in large part by fear that that my green card could be taken away and that I could not be allowed and this was before this whole conversation of like what's happening now you know this was way before it was a different time but I think I kind of I, kind of knew it. So the thing that happens when you become a citizen in this country is you have to raise your right hand and you have to swear that you will bear arms for this country. And people who are born in this country like my own kids haven't had to do that. When you have to do that you take this thing really seriously you know like the Constitution and the bill of rights and you know all like you take it really seriously, and I think that's why because the book is certainly it's about immigration, but it's also about like my. My struggle for democracy and being seen as a journalist taken seriously to be that's all a part of democracy and it just becomes I mean I was living with a green card I was I was definitely understanding my role as a participant. But when you raise that right hand, it's at a whole
"scott simon" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Scott Simon governor Andrew Cuomo gives America daily dose of New York his brief Marseille my friends there we go out there today we corona virus that that's what I said this hour the ways in which the virus changes politics in twenty twenty also the latest from New York for the number of patients and the need for health continues to rise a restaurant owner in Manhattan's Chinatown says some of his staffers knew the hazards ahead months before the rest of America and a great art critic on how to use time at home to create first we have our newscast it Saturday March twenty eighth two thousand twenty live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder president trump says trade adviser Peter Navarro will be the administration's point person for the use of the defense production act impairs Asia Roscoe reports that trump used his authority under the law to direct General Motors to comply with the government call for ventilators president trump says US will have one hundred thousand additional ventilators in a few months he did not explain how the U. S. will meet this goal which he said is more than three times with the U. S. produces annually the administration appears to be shifting its hands off approach somewhat Peter Navarro says the government needs to be involved in the short term to meet the need for the equipment president trump had resisted calls to invoke the defense production act but used his emergency powers under the law after he accused the GM of wasting time during the negotiations in a statement the auto maker said its commitment to build ventilators has never wavered hospitals in New York City meanwhile say they only have enough protective equipment and ventilators to last through the end of this month and peers winter Johnston reports that the state has become the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak in the US hospitals in New York City are nearly filled to capacity with corona virus patients and health officials say they're in dire need of more protective gear and medical equipment Dr Mitchell Katz the president and CEO of New York City health and hospitals tells NPR that in order to keep going they'll need additional medical staff space and ventilators we know that there still are ventilators that all are being held as part of the cast J. when you build something later so as quickly as possible I had to move to New York City New York governor Andrew Cuomo estimates the state will reach the apex of its coronavirus hospitalization curve in twenty one days Windsor Johnston NPR news one thousand bed navy hospital ship is being sent to New York City today to help relieve hospitals there president trump planning to be in Norfolk Virginia to see the ship office it set sail the navy's other hospital ship is in Los Angeles and is expected to begin taking patients today millions of Americans in the Midwest facing another.
"scott simon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Scott Simon these long awaited US plan for peace in the Middle East favorite Israel should have been a boost to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu who's running for reelection next month instead it has led to make signal from the White House and disappointment among Netanyahu supporters over one of the key campaign issues the annexation of Israeli settlements and fears Daniel Estrin reports the day before president trump presented his peace plan a couple weeks ago prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddled with leaders of Israel settler movement who were with him in Washington I never saw him so excited it is stored time he was very excited de Vito Sione chairs the settler leadership council the next day trump made the big announcement about the peace plan the Palestinians would have to meet steep conditions to eventually get a disjointed St still with Israeli security control but Israel would get to annex about thirty percent of the occupied west bank right away standing next to trump Netanyahu said Israel apply its laws to the Jordan Valley to all the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and two other areas that you planned designates as part of his role in which the United States has agreed to recognize as part of his will here's one territory he's talking about claiming the Jordan Valley I'll see and he showed me a stunning view of it from his office balcony you can see this in Jordan between the hills is Jordan revealed it's a strategic spots for Israel near the border with Jordan and filled with chalky desert mountains and palm trees full of module dates of he any objects to the word annexation saying it sounds like taking land that isn't yours he calls it applying Israeli sovereignty either way it would be an explosive move the Palestinians see is killing off the quest for a state of their own the first setback for Netanyahu was at the U. S. gave mixed signals David Friedman the US ambassador to Israel said annexation could begin right away then presidential adviser Jared Kushner told G. zero media not so fast the hope is that the wait till after the election will work with them to try to come up with something the election is March second and he said it would take months to map out the areas Israel would get the hold up could be the Kushner doesn't want to alienate Arab leaders he hopes will support the plan and there's another thing Israel's had two inconclusive elections in the last year and it's on Yahoo is neck and neck with a centrist rival who doesn't want to rush into annexation former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro trump would not a roll this plan out when he did if you didn't think it would provide some benefit to Netanyahu but it was also clear that he can't be sure nothing I was actually in remain prime minister settler leaders were furious they say the White House is holding the Tonya who back I'll see any accuses Kushner of sabotage don't take a knife and put it in the best of Nathaniel maybe that then yeah we we lose the election because of the annexation is Netanyahu's central election pledge to his right wing and settler supporters now settlers fear it may never happen.
"scott simon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR news I'm Scott Simon the impeachment of president trump ends with a not guilty and the president for Spahn's misfiring sinful nation is fired intend colonel Alexander bit minute testified during the house impeachment enquiring and his twin brother you have gained even men who both work for the National Security Council and then is you investor Gordon silent now joined by NPR senior editor in correspondent Ron Elving run thanks so much for being with us good to be with you Scott let's start with the firings especially lieutenant colonel than men he was not not only let go but escorted out of the White House didn't happen happen this way did not have to perhaps but was anyone surprised people in these positions to serve at the pleasure of the president that's the word they use and the president's displeasure with lieutenant colonel had been apparent since is damaging testimony last fall and as for his twin brother well he's had a much lower profile but at this point he would appear to be collateral damage what about a measure Sunland we're talking about a million dollar donor after all but he gave some pretty explosive testimony before the has your yes I think we all remember that cell phone call with president and now with his firing on top of the others we have had something of a Friday afternoon massacre the kind of sudden move made famous by Richard Nixon who fired several of his top officials in what was known as his Saturday night massacre getting rid of investigators and top justice department officials during the Watergate scandal of president trump could have taken to pass after this impeachment process you can moderated his behavior in response to all that's transpired some of the Republican senators gave speeches saying they'd hoped he'd learned his lesson but so far he's been roaring down retribution road not only in these firings but in his White House celebration and the annual prayer breakfast where request in the religious faith to his critics but at the same time run who seems more eager to make impeachment a campaign issue now Democrats Republicans both will but in different ways that the Democrats will surely continue talking about what the president did in seeking more information and talking about the Senate's refusal to call witnesses are here available new evidence before quitting the president while the president himself will be stressing his acquittal in the sent and of course his high ratings in their but high levels the highest they've been in his presidency in terms of public approval in the polls and of course he'll also be talking about his sense of personal grievance at being impeached in the first place and his rage and everyone involved did the president and in some ways kick off his reelection campaign with straight of the union address on Tuesday the state of the union was rather demonstration of disunion this year it was a campaign rally from top to bottom including the made for reality TV moments with guests in the gallery and the direct attacks on the Democrats in the chamber their own reaction of course was summed up in speaker Nancy Pelosi's extraordinary gesture of tearing the speech in half after the president had vanished since I've been in Washington I've seen thirty six of these things and this one was as far from the norms and traditions as one could imagine which is probably just what the president wanted the long count at the Iowa caucuses how bad is the app that failed in Iowa for the Democrats in Ohio all week the Associated Press kept telling us it was too early to call a winner all week now we've reached the point where it's too late to call one or two late to care there were problems with the reporting system and the apt way too many volunteers who hadn't downloaded the app way too little training or testing but the underlying problem here is with this kind of night time low turn out caucus and the complex rules that they used to translate Robertson to delegate counts it's way you too complicated way to open to question for it to have this prominent place in the process and of course the last debate in New Hampshire last night before the primary how did the top two candidates Gordon in the polls but rejection Sanders seem to fare they had a lot of competition last night from Amy clover shar in particular senator from Minnesota and from a Joe Biden who seemed more himself more contentious and at times even fiery a good week though for the president if if you if you if you can imagine following impeachment trial the economy continues its decades long run of success and continues to be the president's strongest suit so on balance he has had as good a week as any president could ask for to begin a reelection campaign here Ron Elving thanks so much thank you Scott the death of a Chinese doctor and whistle blower this week isn't trying to enter morning doctor Lee when Liang tried to warn other medical staff about the corona virus in December he was reprimanded by police for spreading rumors and then contracted the disease himself a few weeks ago now is seen as a hero tens of millions of people in China have posted online tributes to doctor Lee.
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"I'm Scott Simon a week of not guilty no final result nine what am president of the United States the state of the union address supported by one birdie and ripped to shreds by the speaker the week in politics this hour later the latest on the corona virus Democrats in South Carolina on the primary to come remember in a little known film called is best and how do all those British Irish and Australian actors play Americans on screen Susan Stamberg profiles a great dialect coach answer Sharon and shows us how to tame a delightful bro we have our newscast today is Saturday February eighth two thousand twenty live from NPR news in Washington I'm trial Snyder Hong Kong is activated a mandatory fourteen day quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China impairs Rebecca her she reports about two dozen people have been infected with a new corona virus in Hong Kong and one person has died in the city anyone coming from mainland China into Hong Kong is now required to remain in their homes or hotel rooms for fourteen days even if they have no symptoms of the novel corona virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people in China in killed more than seven hundred visitors who don't quarantine themselves could be jailed for up to six months Hong Kong's government warned the new rules took effect midnight on Friday the day before the number of people crossing the border into the city was up by about a third as travelers tried to get in before the quarantine rules began the World Health Organization says the vast majority of corona virus cases are mild we're back Herscher NPR news Hong Kong the US embassy in Beijing is confirm that a sixty year old American has died of the new coronavirus a man died this week at a hospital in Wuhan to Thailand now was soldiers going on a shooting rampage at a military base here at a shopping mall ten people reported dead local media say the shooter has yet to be apprehended as Michael Sullivan reports police say the soldiers shot a superior officer and others at the base in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima he then fled the scene and resumed his shooting spree at a nearby shopping mall graphic videos posted on social media showed several victims on the street outside the mall a Facebook page believed to belong to the soldier showed video footage you posted from the mall in his camouflage uniform and helmet saying he was tired and complaining he couldn't move his finger anymore the page has since been taken down Nakon right just seem a also known as karate is about a hundred fifty miles from the capital Bangkok no motive for the the attacks has been established for NPR news on Michael Solomon in Chiang rai Thailand to New Hampshire where seven democratic presidential candidates faced off on the debate stage last night looking to draw contrasts in the days before voters head to the polls on Tuesday Sam green glass reports Iowa caucus days ago but the results still lingered over the debate stage here at Saint Anselm college barely a couple minutes in Joe Biden acknowledged his disappointing finish in Iowa this along the long race I took it and I will probably take it here to judge you left Iowa in a virtual tie with Bernie Sanders true the largest share of attacks here they me club which are we have a new comer in the White House and look where it got us I think having some experience and Elizabeth Warren I don't think people who suck up to billionaires in order to fund their campaigns ought to do it this weekend the candidates will be back on the campaign trail in full force Sam green glass NPR news Manchester is is in P. R. news live from KQ reading news good morning nine Tiffany cam high PGA any proposed plans last night to reduce the scope and duration of its public safety power shut off the shelves are aimed.
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"I'm Scott Simon this hour around it sponsor for the downing of Ukrainian airlines passenger plane is we will have the latest also the impeachment trial of president trump may begin in days Bernie Sanders top of the polls in Iowa NFL playoffs is the pack back Niners Vikes or ravens and the debut novel about a young woman who discovers her mother's past Monday and say she notices the people around the world sales in different ways please change issue you know every person constructs him or herself from the materials that are available to them first our newscast at Saturday January eleventh twenty twenty live from NPR news in Washington I'm Giles Snyder Ukraine's president says he wants a full admission of guilt by Iran following Tehran technology meant that the Iranian military accidentally shot down a Ukrainian civilian jetliner overture on last Wednesday killing all one hundred seventy six people on board from Moscow Charles mains reports in a statement posted to Facebook Ukrainian president flooding as a Lansky city expected around two short of full and open investigation without delay that those responsible for firing on the plane would be brought to justice Lynskey also called around to be compensation to victims families and make official apologies through diplomatic channels eleven cranes died in the crash the majority of victims were passengers moron and Canada presents a Lynskey is expected to speak with his running counterpart by phone today in Taiwan voters have given present saying when a second term in an election seen as a proxy on Taiwan's relationship with China but shows size tough stance on China over her closest rivals arguments for closer ties to Beijing which considers Taiwan a part of China the F. B. I.'s apologize to the court that oversees national security investigations for its handling of sort of the the surveillance of a former trump campaign adviser during the twenty sixteen election try Lucas reports FBI director Christopher races in a filing to the foreign intelligence surveillance court that the beer will tighten procedures to make sure that it's wire tap applications to the court our complete and accurate ray spells out twelve steps the beer was taking including increased training and oversight of the application process the pledge comes after a damning report last month from the justice department inspector general that uncovered serious problems with the F. B. I.'s applications to wire tap former trump campaign adviser Carter page that report prompted the court to take the rare step of publicly rebuking the FBI and also ordered the government to explain how it plans to address the problems in the F. B. I.'s new filing ray says the bureau quote deep the regrets the errors in the paid surveillance any calls them unacceptable right look as NPR news Washington United Nations has voted to scale back humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians trapped by war the resolution seen as a win for Russia as in pairs Deborah Amos reports from Beirut the vote was a victory for politics over human suffering say humanitarian aid officials who raise the alarm as the deadline loomed for completely shattering the aid program in December the U. N. deadlocked over a Russian proposal to reduce the delivery of aid from four checkpoints on Syria's border this time the Russian proposal one out the US abstained with discussed and this maze said Kelly craft the US ambassador to the U. N. two border crossings remain open to more will close including a transport hub on Syria's border with the rock their food and medicine support more than a million civilians Deborah Amos NPR news Beirut you're listening to NPR news Porter Rico's been shaken by another earthquake the U. S. Geological Survey says this latest quake had a magnitude of six point all today's quake the strongest since a magnitude six point four struck before dawn Tuesday morning knocking out power on the island at leaving many without running water thousands remain in shelters since Tuesday's quake the standoff over when to send the articles of impeachment against president trump to the Senate to appears to be nearing an end house speaker Nancy Pelosi has told house Democrats that she's preparing to take the steps to send the articles next week attention will then turn to how the Senate trial will be set up and whether Republicans will allow witnesses to be called the virtual so drummer of the Canadian rock band rush as died you paired was sixty seven years old and carbon checked reports that some in the industry describe him as one of the greatest drummers of all time was often described as one of the greatest drummers of all time he was intensely private in Shonda most interviews comfortable only behind his drums he wrote the lyrics for some of Russia's songs such as Tom Sawyer subdivisions also to the heart helping the band sell millions of albums worldwide nineteen ninety seven rush was given the order of Canada inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in two thousand thirteen according.
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"This is weekend edition from NPR news I'm in for Scott Simon it's being called an unprecedented move by the U. S. the targeted assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani a military official serving in a sovereign nation the most recently he was a backer of Iraqi Shiite militias that the US leaned on heavily in the fight against the so called Islamic state the U. S. relationship with Iran inside of Iraq has been complicated ambassador Ryan Crocker served in Iraq during the height of the sectarian war there and its aftermath he joins us now welcome ambassador thanks for having me later so what was your reaction when you heard the news hi I have to say I was I was very pleased to hear it still a lot of time and a lot of places were constantly money has been operating yes a lot of American blood on his hands you know hi I was pleased with the news now we should say that these Shia militias that selects somewhat as you said Slimani has American blood on his head on his hands but the Shia militias that soleil money is credited with directing are the same militias that were absorbed into the U. S. backed Iraqi security forces the same militias that the US has most recently leaned on in the fight against ISIS and now this drone strike what's the strategy here yeah a in fact we we did not care Lena rely on these malicious they emerged with the running back in which he would rather that they had not we were moving toward the same objective so that the jacket has been a change and I think we're back into the war that would be wrong it's been going on please malicious did the security forces that ended up being Iraq security forces right US back to it the security force well as you know there's a clear distinction the these these militias have their own uniforms are old flags and they're on a command that has virtually nothing to do with the Iraqi security forces supported by the government it's now over the last twenty four hours we've heard claims of an imminent attack directed by Sulaimani which we haven't yet seen evidence of and we've also heard vice president pence make a frankly false claim that Selena money was somehow involved in nine eleven what are you thinking when you're hearing the justifications here well this is where I start being please can start to be really worried this was a major step in what has been a long war and will continue to be a long war and when I see something like this with you just patently untrue right I wonder if they have a war plan at all you cannot undertaking these actions within a framework where you know where you're going what they're likely response will be how you counteract how you inflict pain that eventually will cause them to move in different directions that's one thing but if we are to shoot in the dark here that will not give us any place good so pleased with Asselin monies death by very concerned that there's no strategy here right now he's the kind of things they take they take time to take patients to take a lot of analysis and hard work the taking a coordinated keen to put it all together I'm concerned the administration hasn't got any of that in the few seconds left that we have you know he as you said is a bloody figure in the Middle East but doesn't this kind of discount the role and responsibility the US there since the invasion of Iraq we have just a few seconds well we are we are where we are in Iraq we now move forward again please that it is not what comes with all the money he was a uniquely capable operator of from the dark side right off the battlefield I hope we know what we're doing now retired ambassador Ryan Crocker thank you so much thank you thousands turned out for a funeral procession in Baghdad today for Iran slain military commander and others killed in a drone strike ordered by president trump.
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"I'm Scott Simon this week the US house of representatives voted to impeach president Donald Trump no and the president has been held accountable this hour a week for history and what happens next also India continues its crackdown in Kashmir is internet outages in protest the great critics love in look at the life you will soon leave is the gift you get that Sir good for the environment packaged in a way that will undo all that goodness and Sam and is on his new film nineteen seventeen about two man on a mission to save lives in a warmer so many were lost in the trenches first we have our newscaster Saturday December twenty first two thousand nineteen live from NPR news in Washington I'm Giles Snyder president trump is spending the holidays in Florida the arrived at Mar a Lago last night following his impeachment in the house this week before leaving for Florida president trump signed a one point four trillion dollar government spending package averting a government shut down before Christmas president trump meanwhile is changes mind about reimposing terrace on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil Scott Horsley as details on that decision Brazil is a major supplier of imported steel to the United States so financial markets were rattled on December second when president trump abruptly tweeted he was re imposing a twenty five percent tariff on Brazilian steel as well as a ten percent tariff on Brazilian aluminum it appeared to be a new front in the president's trade war directed at a friendly government but trump is now told Brazilian president terrible scenario his country will not be subject to metal terrace their conversation was first reported by Reuters and confirm by NPR trump also ordered renew terrace this month on steel and aluminum from Argentina it's not clear whether the president's backtracking on that threat as well Scott Horsley NPR news Washington to New York now were thirty seven ounce what they say is the largest take down of MS thirteen gang members in state history in charge ninety six alleged gang members and associates including leadership and drug traffickers on Long Island Jay Shah of member station W. S. H. U. reports nearly two year investigation was conducted by Long Island law enforcement working with the FBI the Drug Enforcement Administration homeland security and New York state police Suffolk County police commissioner Geraldine heart says they have drastically damage the ganks presence in the region these efforts that you see today have led to a dramatic decrease in MS thirteen violence and gang activity in Suffolk County we know that and this thirteen violence knows no bounds which is why investigations like this are so critical law enforcement say the fight is not over and they expect gang leaders to try to rebuild their operation in New York for NPR news on Jay Shah demonstrations wrong going in India despite curfews and other measures the government is trying to tank to quell the protests over controversial citizenship law at least seventeen people now confirmed dead in clashes with police parliament passed a lot more than a week ago critics say it discriminates against Muslims and undermines India's secular constitution Pakistani court has sentenced an English language professor to death under the country's controversial blasphemy laws and here's the deed reports from Islamabad Pakistani national genet Hafeez a Fulbright scholar was teaching at the university when religious students accused him of insulting Islam he was arrested six years ago local media say has mostly been held in solitary confinement his first lawyer was also murdered activists say accusations of blasphemy is sometimes used to intimidate minorities and settle personal schools militants of also murdered people on the mere accusation of the crime this is NPR travelers and tourists are having trouble getting around Francis weekend amid ongoing strikes against the government's plan to raise the retirement age to sixty four the strikes have disrupted trains leaving many to seek alternatives as a Christmas travel season ramps up Francis whether two weeks of strikes against president microns planned overhaul the pension system Facebook says it's taken down a network of fake social media accounts using photos generated by artificial intelligence to evade detection impair Chambon reports on this latest front in the battle against disinformation the faces on the Facebook accounts look like real people but those people don't exist they were created by artificial intelligence Facebook says the photos were used by a network of people in the US in Vietnam but the accounts were masquerading as American the company removed more than nine hundred accounts pages and groups from Facebook and Instagram security researchers say such widespread use of a I generated fake photos in a single social media disinformation campaign is a new and concerning threat Facebook says the accounts it took down were linked to the epic media group which is supported president trump and his ties to Falun gong a Chinese spiritual group addict denied it was involved Shannon bond NPR news San Francisco this administrator Jim Breitenstein expected to brief reporters sampling of Boeing starliner astronaut capsule the capsule was sent into orbit on an unmanned test mission yesterday but it failed to get high enough for a planned docking with.
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"I'm Scott Simon this hour the president of the United States was in page this week now there's a face off between speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McConnell over how is Senate trial with she and later a new study shows how you in peacekeeping forces sent to help Haiti abuse many Haitians a more central some were clearly three many were transactional side and their sexual exploitation that story this hour and later Casey Musgrave revive an old form the holiday music special were big stars just popped by to say hi and sing a song of seasons greetings first our newscast it's Saturday December twenty first two thousand nineteen live from NPR news in Washington on trial Snyder president trump is touting the creation of the first a new military branch in seventy years in Pierce Amy held reports a space force as part of a one point four trillion dollar spending package signed last night averting a government shutdown the last minute legislation funds the government through the end of the fiscal year programs and provisions are included in the two packages including money for gun violence research rebukes to Russia and China the repeal of taxes which helped fund obamacare and six branch of the military focused on a new frontier space and be a lot of things happening in space gray space is the world's no is war fighting domain trump spoke at the signing ceremony at joint base Andrews details of the space force are still being worked out but it will fall under the Air Force Democrats meantime are touting the twelve weeks paid parental leave granted to the nation's two million civilian federal workers Amy held and hear news Washington president trump is at Mar a Lago for the holidays leaving behind of Washington divided over his impeachment house speaker Nancy Pelosi has delayed sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate and democratic and Republican Senate leaders have failed to agree on the contours of a trial law enforcement officials on Long Island say the MS thirteen street gang has been dealt a blow the result of a nearly two year investigation officials say charges have been brought against nearly one hundred members and that seven murder plots have been exposed in Suffolk County district attorney Timothy sini says the investigation was wide ranging this investigation has resulted in over two hundred and thirty arrests of MS thirteen gang members here in New York throughout this country and in house out of the US to gauge involved wire tapping more than two hundred phones but even though officials are telling a victory law enforcement says there is more work ahead to combat MS thirteen at least seventeen people now confirmed dead in India in the ongoing protests over controversial citizenship law issued a public reports from Mumbai on the backlash against all the critics say discriminates against muscles most of the deaths occurred in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh the protesters said a police station and fire and belted security forces with stones thousands of people have been detained in that state law and demonstrations are continuing across India despite prohibit tree orders and internet shutdowns in many places several lawmakers including allies of prime minister in the movie are now criticizing the law many of them have supported it in parliament the outcry where the law began in northeast India last week their people are opposed to bringing in new migrants protests quickly spread to the rest of the country where people are angry that the law excludes Muslims they say it goes against India secular values for NPR news I'm search me the partake in Mumbai and you're listening to NPR news homeland security department's internal watchdog is found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration officials in the deaths of two migrant children last December the department's inspector general released two separate statements late yesterday the children died of a bacterial infection a year ago their deaths caused a public outcry thousands of jobs are going to be lost in Nova Scotians forestry industry because of a pledge made five years ago Dan carbon Chuck reports of the provinces free beer warned he would close down a pulp mill if it did not stop dumping waste water Stephen McNeil says northern Paul had five years and many opportunities to stop dumping the waste water into boat harbor which is near a native community now McNeil says the legislation will be enforced and there will be no extension the aging male is been in operation since nineteen sixty seven and that's at a poor environmental record dumping affluent for decades a former environment minister once referred to it as a toxic mess and one of the worst cases of environmental pollution in the country at the same time make me announced a fifty million dollar forest industry fund to help with retraining education and emergency financing for many of the twenty seven hundred jobs that will be lost more than eight thousand other jobs will also feel the impact for NPR news I'm down carbon Chuck in Toronto fire conditions in Australia's most populous state this weekend are being described as catastrophic officials say some one hundred bush fires are burning across New South Wales six of them characterized as emergency level including at least two burning around Sydney this year's fire season in Australia started early afternoon usually Mormon drive winner I'm trial Snyder NPR news support for NPR comes from Simon and Schuster presenting the book based on the podcast for Mike Rowe the way I heard it share stories about people for Mel Brooks to John Wayne along with tales from Mike's own life the way I heard it is available now where books are sold and the listeners of KQED six minutes now but at.
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"Edition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon Christian officers work in state prisons under intense stress and trauma and they don't often want to admit the toll it takes is Jimmy Jenkins reports from member station KGH easy in Phoenix here looking weak prevents many officers from dealing with serious mental health issues a common theme emerges as doctor Shannon Hendrickson flips through a box of plaques and commendations awarded to her husband Jonathan rookie of the monster provides of the month sectional officer of the year which she was particularly proud of the couple met while working in an Indiana prison before moving to Arizona several years ago Shannon is a psychologist who now serves as the clinical director at the Arizona department of juvenile corrections she says Jonathan was often asked to deal with dangerous situations on the job because he was good under pressure he had away with inmates are he was very good at de escalating some pretty violent or potentially violent situations but frequent exposure to the daily trauma of prison life took a toll I knew it was bad I knew he had a lot to work through I knew there were a lot of things he didn't tell me she said he started seeing a therapist but after eight months Jonathan cancel his appointments and then a month later he died by suicide suicide is common among correctional officers the two thousand eighteen study by UC Berkeley revealed many correctional officers don't get help more than seven in ten respondents said they hadn't told anyone about their suicidal thoughts Clinton robbers things that's partly because other people simply can't relate to what correctional officers go through you will see things most normal people will never see in their life in his fifteen years as a correctional officer Robert says he's witnessed countless acts of brutality stabbings assaults and his own clothes call several years ago I turn around and they're six inmates they got behind me that I didn't see get behind me and I could feel my heart drop in my stomach another officer had his back but it still haunts him already know I have PTSD because I continuously was having dreams I was getting stabbed Roberts has refused counselling from search or the critical incident response team a group of ATC employees specially trained in helping staff through traumatic events it's common for correctional officers to down play traumas the experience on the job because they want to keep the respect of their colleagues Joe clover is the executive director of the Arizona police association people don't get help because there's certain fears that am I going to view view this week in my gonna be viewed is unable to perform my job he says the nature of the job requires an assertive domineering personality corrections officers are expected to be in control and in charge and and resolve problems were not expected to have problems that was a significant piece for us and saying Hey this happens this happens for most respected of peers and we're going to talk about it Kelly rats is an administrator with the Oregon department of corrections which has been studying correctional officer mental health since two thousand twelve she says they encourage the department's leadership to speak out about their own mental health challenges they also offer a ten week program that teaches ways to cope there's a lot of effort going on to change cultures so that there it's normative turn to seek help Shannon Hendrickson is devoted to changing things in Arizona she says that starts by acknowledging the problem that there's a problem in the industry that there is a problem with the culture and she says the solution is promoting an environment where officers like Jonathan will feel safe.
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"I'm Scott Simon then for a sixth straight week Algerians have taken to the streets to protest president abilities Buddha. Flicker the demonstrations have been growing since he announced a fifth run for reelection. After being in office for twenty years. Take sagana row joins us now from Paris trick. Thanks so much for being with us. Thanks for having me. Scott order these protests been like, well, the protests have grown week by week in the capital Algiers. And around the country yesterday police said there were a million people in the streets demonstrations have been peaceful with very few incidents. However, police did use tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds yesterday. Even then there was no writing or clashes between protesters and police, and there seems to be a joyful hopeful feeling these protests Algerians have persisted in their protests and each week, they see progress especially now that even the president's allies one by one or calling for him to step down. And what are some of the reasons Algierians? Want booed Affleck to leave? He is of course, he's been in power twenty years news eighty two years old, right? So there's that and he's also very ill. He suffered a stroke in two thousand thirteen and he hasn't even given a public speech since then actually he's rarely even seen in public and is often represented just by a framed portrait at official events. I they protested because beautifully was going to run for a fifth term. Then the president said he wouldn't run again, but just cancelled elections completely. And he said he would leave office once he is rewritten the constitution. But protesters say he's already had two decades to make change. Also, there's the economy, which has tanked despite being rich in oil and gas protesters claimed beautifully and his have stolen the country's wealth for themselves. Of course, French is home to millions of Algerians. I know you've been speaking with some of them. What do they tell you? Right. The Algierian dice four in France. It's the largest in the world they've also been protesting here. I met Katter cassia at a recent demonstration. He's a medical. Student born in France to Algierian.
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"I'm Scott Simon temperatures were cold historic and dangerous in much of the country this week. It got down to twenty one degrees below zero in Chicago. Candice pain was worried about the scores of people usually make a kind of camp intense along Roosevelt road next to the Dan Ryan expressway, she decided to do something. She got out her American Express card and rented twenty hotel rooms for strangers who happened to be homeless. She then post posted about it on social media and has donations came in. She rented even more rooms Candice pain joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Well, what went through your mind when it got cold? And you thought about the people out on Roosevelt road. Oh, man. I tell I actually called my employees told them they don't have to come in the next day because be. You're in real estate business together. Right. I am. I'm investor. About to watching TV and have a glorious bay. What happens is I got to thinking. I told my husband. I said, you know, what last over it twenty hotel. That's fine. But how we get all these people that these hotel room. Social media, and it, hey, I'm ready twenty hotel room for the homeless. Anyway, I have been or packing your being helped me transport the homeless to the hotel. I'll pay you. And the bible it allow us to go from. Fifty nine rooms or four night at the hotel now, and they're still people are just pulling up now try to get donations to pay for more night. You've met a lot of the people that you've helped out I gather. Oh, yeah. They come your angel people. They gotta work for role. What can I do for you? Some people probably look at down the like don't understand their story. The truth be told. Shutdown and all of that stuff. A lot of people are one paycheck away from their same situation because they don't have to tell you. I mean temperatures are going to get better. But a lot of these folks you'll have to make their home on the street. So you're working isn't ending this week with this cold snap is it. Yup. Yup. Now, we're back to some type of permanent action type them further. Boy, you know, I know it went viral, and there are a lot of people to thank. But I can't get over the fact that it began with you. And they're just so many of us who say, oh, that's terrible. Someone should do something you decided to make yourself that someone. Yeah. I mean, I hope a lot of people pulling up dropping out food. In that well below the fool of getting colder. Someone started out there. Yeah. Well, sounds like you've changed their lives. And they've changed yours. Absolutely. They'd definitely changed by because you don't know until you either to in this. I've been next to it. You know, some of my disabled children here we got pregnant when here. No. We'll bring it to that. You're very impressive Candice pain. I'm so glad we can speak with, you know, Candace pain, south side of Chicago. Thanks so much. No problem. Two small boys from Trinidad were recently brought home from Syria in particular by their father who joined ISIS the boys wound up living in a detention camp in Syria with other relatives of western ISIS fighters. Western countries have resisted taking these people back to get these boys home. It took a determined mother a human rights lawyer and a rockstar NPR's Ruth Sherlock was allowed to follow them on their journey Felicia Perkins forever lists how she's folks these four years since a young sons Makhmudov Ube, we're deducted by their father. He was joining ISIS, and he took the boys with him the many thousand miles from Trinidad to Syria. She couldn't even come tact novas.
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"New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand is reportedly staffing up for a possible. Twenty twenty presidential bid that is according to the Associated Press. Anonymous, sources told the outlet that you'll brand has hired a former spokeswoman for the democratic congressional campaign committee to lead her communications team and is bringing on several top staffers from her Senate office Jilin brand is also reportedly eyeing a location in her hometown of Troy in upstate New York as a. Potential campaign headquarters right now. Well, it's very cold in New York City. Twenty one degrees. Mostly cloudy skies will just be hitting a high in the low thirty s today wind chill values between ten and twenty degrees. Six minutes after nine o'clock. This is WNYC support for NPR comes from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just particularly for health and wellbeing. More at R J, F dot ORG. This weekend. From NPR news. I'm Scott, Simon the longest
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"London's Gatwick airport says it plans to run a full schedule of flights today. Gatwick is UK second largest airport had had to close the runway several times this week because of drones that started flying in the area. Police have made two arrests as part of their ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones. A self driving car startup has one permission to start offering rides to passengers in California. State regulators branded the startup known as oops the first permit under a pilot program, the company cannot charge for the service. So in a backup driver must be in the car to take over if necessary. I'm Joel Snyder NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the NPR wine club where NPR shows become lines like weekend edition cabernet and every bottle tells the story available to adults twenty one years or older at NPR wine club dot org slash weekend. This weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon.
Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's asylum ban
"Yellowstone National Park area grizzly bears, Montana, publicradio snick Maude reports a judge's ruling blocked, but would have been the first grisly. Hudson decades, notice to appeal doesn't actually take the case to the ninth circuit. But it does by the government time to decide whether to formally challenge. The ruling the states of Wyoming and Idaho, along with four pro-hunting groups have also filed appeals attorney Andrea Senator Sierra of the center for biological diversity says a formal challenge by the administration would mean more resources spent on litigation less on recovery. Yellowstone beloved reservoirs deserve more than that. And we're prepared to fight vigorously to defend the court's determination. That grizzly bears. So meet federal protection fish and wildlife directed questions to the Justice department, which declined to comment for NPR news. I'm Nick Ma in Missoula, and you're listening to NPR news. Supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg is recovering at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City after surgery Friday morning for lung cancer. This Ginsberg's third bout with cancer in twenty years and she's eighty five, but as NPR's Nina totenberg reports doctors say the prospects for full recovery or good barring serious complications Ginsburg is once again, proving what a fighter she is on Friday just hours after surgery, she cast a decisive refusing to allow the Trump administration to implement its new rules prohibiting people from seeking asylum. If they crossed the border illegally the five to four decision was a setback for the administration which cannot carry out its policy without first persuading lower court judges now by evening Ginsberg was sitting in a chair and calling friends who said she sounded strong and pretty Chipper barring any serious complications Ginsburg is expected to remain in the hospital for two to four days and then to resume a light schedule of work at. At home, Nina, totenberg, NPR news, Washington. London's Gatwick airport says it plans to run a full schedule of flights today. Gatwick is UK second largest airport had had to close the runway several times this week because of drones that started flying in the area. Police have made two arrests as part of their ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones. A self driving car startup has one permission to start offering rides to passengers in California. State regulators branded the startup known as oops the first permit under a pilot program, the company cannot charge for the service. So in a backup driver must be in the car to take over if necessary. I'm Joel Snyder NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the NPR wine club where NPR shows become lines like weekend edition cabernet and every bottle tells the story available to adults twenty one years or older at NPR wine club dot org slash weekend. This weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon.
Today marks 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapse
"Simon. The Carolina coast wakes up today to damage from wind and water. That includes Beaufort, North Carolina, a city of four thousand that's on the edge of the Outer Banks, the mayor there is written and he joins us. Now newton. Thanks so much for being with us. Good morning, Scott. How's your city doing? Well, we were very much in a recovery mode right now, we have a lot of downed power lines. We have downed trees. So we're asking those that evacuated. Please stand by while we clear pass for them to start
Pot Breathalyzer: California Company Creates THC-Detecting Breathalyzer For Safer Roads
"Is weekend addition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon The group Nexium says its mission is to quote raise human awareness and. Celebrate what it means to be human based in Albany it's attracted wealthy. Clients over the, years and promised personal and professional development. But federal prosecutors say the group is a criminal enterprise several members, have been charged with sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes and, this includes the group's, leader Keith Rene and Allison Mack the actress last week four more women were charged and fluting an. Heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune for. More about Nexium we're going to turn to Vanessa Gregorio she's been. Reporting on. The group for the New York Times. Magazine this Gregorios thanks. So much for being with us thanks for having? Me, so what are what are they promise which alluring well Nexium on the face of it is one of these intensive therapy outfits. That offers courses maybe. Last a. Weekend or several days twelve hours. A day very wealthy. People were involved in this rate you. Could spend too Eight hundred three hundred thousand. Dollars on. Their classes no problem they claimed that. They could help people. Overcome childhood trauma, a divorce by integrating? Is what? They, called it those experiences into their lives and they were using a form of hypnosis to help people see their way through these, terrible events in their. Lives and. It worked for a lot of. People by many accounts Yeah and, I mean? It's it's tempting to see if there any illusions? I, guess both, with s and let's say even Scientology do you see any I think this is squarely, in the tradition of on, self help, and certainly there's, a secret side to, it much like. Scientology where we are, now learning that there were some things going on in. This group that were. Extremely unsavory like what according to, the federal, prosecutors in your, own reporting. Well you know it's clear that the, group was demanding fealty not only to the ideas that they had but also to the leader, Keith Ranieri middle aged guy lived in. New York. All his life they called him vanguard and they believed. He was some sort of all being so behind. The scenes there was also, a lot of you know he had many many girlfriends and in the last couple of years he was using some. Of the women in the group to bring other women too His bed with what we think are pretty coercive tactics which, of course of tactic the women claimed to, other women that they could kind of move more quickly down their personal growth path if they joined this women's only international, self help? Group there was a man who is involved in. This, group and, it was the leader heath who knew much of what was going on he was in, at least one case if, not more, those women were, coming to his bed, and he was. Then seducing them additionally, of course the New York Times Brooklyn us that they. Were branded with a. Symbol that looks kind of like, a hieroglyph, indeed they actually, were his. Initials k. and r. and women were, not told that how how does this boorish in reprehensible behavior become sex trafficking sexual The argument that the prosecutors are making is that there, was coercive sacks here that. Some of the women were actually acting or specifically Alison math this actress she was coercing women into having. Sex with him and that she was indeed kind of, a Madam where she was bringing in these women and she was also getting some sort of financial benefit within the group from Keith. Himself to financial reward for sexual favors, financial reward for sexual favors exactly even after these charges, the group still operating well they've. Closed, down all, of their classes you cannot go to them anymore and try to work out your problems but even after the. News, came out of the New York Times about women being branded at least one hundred members stayed with the group they think that they have not Done anything wrong, and they believe that they'll be vindicated. Vanessa Grigory Addis contributing writer for the New York Times Sunday magazine thanks. So much for being with us thank you Scott police across the country are growing concerned, about stoned drivers behind the wheel thirty states and. Washington DC of legalized medical marijuana Nine of those plus the district have legalized recreational pot one California company now says it's made a major breakthrough in creating. What some thought of as a kind, of unicorn a marijuana Breathalyzer NPR's Eric westervelt has our story in, his downtown Oakland office Mike Lynn hold his creation in the palm of his hand device about the size of a large. Mobile phone with a small plastic tube and a slot for. A cartridge this is this, is a disposable cartridge. And there's a whole bunch of science in this in this Partridge but Lynn is not some, pipe-dream Stoner inventor the entrepreneurs also a. Practicing, ER, trauma, doctor in an active swat team medic he's seen. Firsthand sometimes devastating impact of drunk and. Drugged drivers. The CEO of hound labs the scientific device company he founded slips a new, cartridge into the pot Breathalyzer since starts to blow Indicator Barr show whether the machine detects any THC the psychoactive, component in pond tools now, on the market to German marijuana use tests blood saliva or urine. Those devices can take days for. Result and they can't tell whether a person has smoked a half. Hour ago or eight days ago THC dissolves in fat so it can stay in your body up to a month, after us but Dr Lynn says his company's device detects whether someone has smoked, pot in, the last two hours what's considered the peak impairment window it accurately does that he says by measuring the mere presence of THC molecules in parts per trillion in. Your breath and that's in contrast to, alcohol which is parts per thousand THC is something like a billion, times less concentrated than alcohol that's why it hasn't been done before because it really is hard the company hopes to have. The Breathalyzer ready for sale by early next year a handful. Of police departments including Boston, plan to work with. Hound labs to test the device starting this fall for law enforcement there issue Is trying to figure out who's potentially impaired versus hey. Who somebody who smoked maybe yesterday, is not impaired they're interested in it providing objective data for them at the roadside just. Like they have for alcohol but a big problem there's still no. Scientific or legal consensus on what amount of THC equals functional impairment that matters, to the courts only seven, states have set basic legal guidelines as to how much THC in. The system makes you dangerous behind. The wheel Harvest a stylish dispensary in San Francisco's, mission district David downs. Does some market research Roma which is really scrumptious the California bureau chief for the cannabis news site lethally has. His nose in a jar of Indika dominant hybrid buds.
What’s the Yield Curve? ‘A Powerful Signal of Recessions’ Has Wall Street’s Attention
"The government's latest report on gdp the gross domestic product shows the economy expanding at a lackluster two percent in the first quarter but estimates for the second quarter are much higher and that has the trump administration claiming its policies are working still a growing number of analysts point to signs a recession could be looming npr's chris arnold tells us what's happening the president is predicted that his policies will spur growth so much that the us economy will grow at a rate well above three percents maybe even five percents that would be super grays economic growth more jobs probably better wages a year ago people were laughing when we talked about three percent gdp that's treasury secretary steven mnuchin speaking on cnbc he was happy to talk about how some analysts now think that the next reading of gross domestic product will show growth somewhere between four and five percent were expecting a big second quarter gdp number we have an economy that year because of the president's tax plan and the presence regulatory relief at the same time unemployment is at historic lows but it may not be all sunshine and good times are here again those gdp numbers bounce around a lot quarter to quarter and a growing number of analysts see warning signs of a recession one of those signs is called the yield curve the yield curve that scott simon he's a former portfolio manager at the bond trading firm pimco so we asked him why is this yield curve thing worrying people yield curve may sound boring and it does but some believe that a flatter inverted yield curve is a recessionary canary in a coal mine okay a flat or inverted yield curve here's what that actually means ten year treasury bonds they usually pay a higher interest rate than shorter term bonds that's because of expectations about economic growth and inflation if people think the economy is going to slow and inflation's gonna go down long term interest rates tend to go down and when plotted on a graph the difference between the long and the short bonds flattens out it can even flip that can be a sign that a lot of investors see trouble ahead which is why it sets off a blinking red light on economists dashboards in fact every recession of the past sixty years has happened after the yield curves red light is start blanking and it's getting pretty close to that level again now so that sounds pretty ominous but while that is true it hasn't been a very good predictor because it keeps predicting recessions at having occurred was wrong in one thousand nine hundred four it was wrong in nineteen ninety eight was right in two thousand and one was also right in two thousand six seven but simon says he's not freaked out about it this time around that's because ever since the great.
Peacocks attack cars - BC News
"This is weekend edition from npr news i'm scott simon president trump is trying to make nuclear peace with north korea even as he launches a trade war with some of america's closest allies trump's on it off summit with north korean leader kim jong is on again now for the moment two men will meet in singapore in ten days or the president tries to convince him to give up nuclear weapons canada mexico and the european union tried to talk trump out of using an economic weapon tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but the president wasn't persuaded that cares took effect early yesterday and here's white house correspondent scott horsely joins a scott thanks so much for being with us.
Foods which contain GMO ingredients will soon be required to have a special label; Food Safety News
"The listeners and members of public radio eighty eight point five fm in san francisco and eighty nine point three fm in sacramento this is weakened edition from npr news i'm scott simon foods that contain genetically modified ingredients will soon be required to have a special label and peers merit kennedy reports that were now seen with that label might look like about two years ago congress passed a law that gmo foods had to be labeled as the us department of agriculture was put in charge of figuring out the specifics it got one hundred twelve thousand responses when it asked for feedback from consumers farmers and manufacturers among others earlier this month it unveiled the contenders and they all kind of like the labels you'd see on health food their brightly colored with greens and blues and yellows they feature the letters b e below that some of them have a curved line i mean they look like a little smiley face george kimbrell is the legal director for the center for food safety which push for labels he's not happy with us design the b e stands for bioengineered a term critics say is unfamiliar to the public that's misleading and confusing to consumers to now switch that up and use a totally different term bioengineered that is not been the standard commonplace nomenclature for all of this time people are more aware of terms like genetically engineered or gmo which stands for genetically modified organism in fact grocery store shelves already have a lot of products with the label non gmo kimball would prefer that foods with genetically modified ingredients be labeled with a circle around a g or gmo but industry representatives such as nathan fields of the national corn growers association say the term bioengineered provides a clean slate there is some connotations around some of the other terms that have been used that do cast the technology in a negative light more than ninety percent of the corn grown in the us is genetically engineered the same is true of crops like soy and sugar beets although longterm risks of gmo's are hard to pin down scientists have not found hard evidence that these crops are any less healthy to humans than other crops nevertheless.