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Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"State in America. His comments came during a fundraiser in Annapolis, where he hauled in more than a $1 million in attendance at last night's event, notable, notable people, including former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former presidential candidate Ben Carson, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A deadly tornado outbreak has left homes in tatters across the south. People knew that we were under a tornado warning. But when the sirens went off, the next thing you know, we had the devastation. In heart hit lounge county, Mississippi, a twister turned homes into piles of debris, and left a local fire station beyond repair. The national weather service said the damage roofs blown away. Topple trees and metal bent in half is consistent with at least an EF two tornado. CBS News correspondent Manuel Björk has at least two people died in Alabama as a
House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions
"Congress is attempting to head off a national rail strike. I'm Ben Thomas with the latest. Members from both parties are pushing for it. Michelle fischbach, Republican of Minnesota. Our country's economy can't handle a strike that reports would say would cost $2 billion a day. Democrat Jim mcgovern of Massachusetts. Commuter rails that carry tens of thousands of people to work each day would no longer run. There will be shortages of nearly every kind of food in our grocery stores. The result, the a's are two 90, the nays are one 37, the joint resolution is passed. The bill would bind rail companies and workers to a deal brokered by the Biden administration in September, but voted down by four of the 12 unions involved, representing roughly 115,000 employees. The unions have threatened to strike if an agreement can't be reached before a December 9th deadline. Democrats aligned with labor have criticized Biden's move to intervene and House speaker Nancy Pelosi responded by adding a second vote, adding 7 days per year of paid sick leave for rail workers, a key issue. That measure passed by a much narrower margin two 21 to two O 7 with Republicans overwhelmingly opposed. It now goes to the Senate and White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre says a bill averting a rail strike needs to reach his death by this weekend. As for that second Bill, he does not support any bill or amendment that will delay getting this bill to his desk by this Saturday. Ben Thomas, Washington.
Fresh update on "secretary" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Three 11 on WTO. Let us know on the war between Russia and Ukraine as the war continues to rage on inside Ukraine right now. The country is working outside of its borders we're told to back Russia into a corner. Joining NATO could actually do that, but Ukraine apparently is not having much luck right now, fast tracking that process. This morning, WTO national security correspondent JJ green with details for us. A lot of positive things happen for Ukraine at the NATO summit in Bucharest Romania. But one thing didn't happen. In our U.S. strategic mistake was made. Dimitrov, kuleba, is Ukraine's foreign minister. By delaying Ukraine's membership to NATO at the NATO summit in Bucharest. NATO said they would support Ukraine's membership, but they deferred it indefinitely until some conditions could be met. If Ukraine does not prevail as independent state, then of course the membership issue is not at the table at all. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the conference there. NATO apparently wants Ukraine to get through the winter before going any further on its NATO bid. JJ, there was an explosion after Ukrainian embassy in Madrid. Was there any connection between the war and that last? Yeah, that is the question that a lot of people are asking, this is war and a lot of strange things happen in war, a security officer at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was injured when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador so kiv is ordered security heightened at all of its embassies around the world. This security officer suffered only light injuries and took himself to the hospital for treatment. The Spanish government says in the wake of
Immigration Policy Falls on Supreme Court's Shoulders
"Cut from special report last night, there's an argument Supreme Court yesterday, two and a half hours on whether or not Texas and Louisiana can sue the secretary of HHS for failing to enforce the law as it is written. It's very complicated to try and explain it Supreme Court case in a minute. So I took a minute and a half on special report last night, cut number 23. But if you go back, you Hewitt to September of 2021. You had secretary Mallorca, right? In his memo and he says, the following quoting here, the majority of the more than 11 million undocumented or otherwise removable non citizens in the United States have been contributing members of our communities across the country for years. The fact in individual is a removable non citizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them. The department's personnel are to use their discretion and focus the department's enforcement resources in a more targeted way. And then you look at ice deportations over the past three years. I mean, look at the number right there. 60 9000 bottom right hand and look at the early number, 267,000. Hugh Hewitt, there's a three, almost 300 percent drop in deportations. So they're clearly have chosen not to follow federal immigration law. The memorandum that the secretary put out at the heart of this case poses the complex question of what does Xiaomi in this statute that they're debating things. There's three parts before the court trace. And it looks to me like there are 6 votes to say that Texas, Louisiana, other states consume. And they'll probably get a majority to say that Xiaomi shall do as much as you can. But the remedy, which the chief justice kept coming back to injustice Kavanaugh as well. What do we do if we tell you the memorandum was wrongfully issued? What's going to happen because we can't make ice do things. It's just up to the Supreme Court to say what the law is. The law is going to say, I think that that memorandum was inappropriately issued. But after that's done, the court can't order ice on a day to today basis to go round up people. So we'll be back where we started with a slap on the wrist for the administration, I think.
Biden Administration Stays Silent on China Protest
"Here it is. Cut 22 after I'm being asked about the COVID protests in China. Cut 20%. Here you look at what's happening here in China is certainly not reticent at all to criticize the United States. If you disagree if the United States disagree with this zero COVID policy, why not let it be known to everybody? Shame on every part of the Biden administration for their silence here. They were silent when Hong Kong was put under the thumb. They were silent when a million Uighurs are put into concentration camps. They have been silent over the suppression of the Catholic Church in China. They are now silent, as people are hustled away into taxicabs in little bits, freedom, moving through. We get to see little glimpse at former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tonight, tweeted less than an hour ago. We stand with the Chinese people. I'd like to hear the president say that because that is in fact what the American people believe we ought not to be kowtowing to China, regardless of how much we need them to be the world's factory. Now,
Ukraine welcomes arms offers, no word on Patriot missiles
"Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged to continue NATO support for Ukraine at a meeting with Ukrainian foreign minister, the macho caliber. What is very clear to me from having spent the last two days with all of our colleagues is that that support remains strong, resolute determined. Supplying Ukraine with arms and equipment to rebuild its battered electricity grid to survive winter under Russian bombardment has been a top issue at the meeting. This support to Ukraine will continue as long as necessary. Ukraine's democracy and NATO diplomats have given him a number of new commitments on arming his nation, but declined to say whether that included promises of badly wanted patriot surface to air missile batteries. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Hogan Gidley: Unsure How Nick Fuentes Got Into Mar-a-Lago Dinner
"Well, first things first, I heard you introduce me and far be it for me to correct the host here. I'm not the I'm not working on his real-life campaign as a spokesperson or any other way for that matter. I think it was a national press secretary for the last reelection in 2020. I think it's where the miscommunication may have occurred. But I will tell you, look, there are countless people that get in front of Republican and Democrat politicians that slip through the cracks or that no one really knows who they are until a picture is taken in a picture resurfaces. And that can be problematic for the individual. I don't know where the failure was here. If it was at the staff level, if it was at the Kanye West level, if it was, he just showed up and decided to bring this guy. But let's be honest. I mean, with the thousands and thousands of people that hold court in front of the president, either planned or unplanned, you never know how some of these folks actually slip in there. I think Donald Trump is saying he doesn't know anything about this guy. Is a good start and a good place to be from a messaging standpoint because you can't be associated with people who have such clear anti semitic views and thoughts. Donald Trump has done more for the Jewish community than any president in history has stood up for them after decades of politicians talking about doing things, for example, moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Everyone talked about it. No one did it, he did. That's just one of the other things. Not to mention, recognize from the Golan Heights and other things. So his record is unblemished. So he's got some credibility here to say, I didn't know who this person was. And so hopefully as the facts bear bear witness here that Donald Trump really had nothing to do with that in any shape fashion whether he comes out. Says something else about it. And my
How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it
"All eyes are run Iran and the U.S. in the soccer World Cup as they head on to the pitch in an environment of tense geopolitical undertones. It will be the first time the two nations play each other in the world renowned competition in 24 years. This match is expected to be more politically charged than ever. Iran's nationwide protests and its expanding nuclear program amongst other issues have pushed the match beyond the stadium and in geopolitics, denying there are any political tensions in the game Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Let's let the athletes do their thing. Despite the denial, he did admit he would be watching. I will be cheering
NATO ministers meet to drum up more aid, arms for Ukraine
"NATO's chief has reaffirmed the alliance's commitment to Ukraine ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and Romania. Speaking ahead of the meeting, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said the possibility for Ukraine to join the blog was still there. However, Stoltenberg asserted that Ukraine had more urgent needs. We stated that Ukraine will become a member. I expect alas to reiterate also that position. However, the main focus now is on supporting Ukraine. Most of all, the war battered country will need electrical components for its devastated power transmission network ahead of the blistering winter, Stoltenberg accused Russia of deliberately attacking the energy infrastructure at a vital time for Ukraine. President Putin is trying to use winter as a weapon of war. I'm Karen Chammas
Charlie Explains the Math of Maricopa Voter Suppression
"For the last couple of weeks, I've been pouring over the numbers. I say, how on earth did we get the projections that wrong? How did we get or we were off base and in reality we didn't what ended up not happening is 40 to 50 to 60 to 70 to maybe a 100,000 people based on the testimony today in Maricopa County never voted. They were turned away. The lines disenfranchised them. And Maricopa County has not given a micron of admission. To take responsibility, no, in fact, they blame me, they blame you, and they say, why don't you just vote early? It should not be a risk in America. To vote on election day. Period. It should not be something where you have to wonder if you'll be able to find a parking space. And the weeks that led up, Steven richer was asked by this program and many others, do you have the parking spaces? Do you have the toner issues set right? Cut 29 woman from communist Venezuela play cut 29. This is an honor that I can speak because I come from a communist country and I don't want this to become common this country. My family in Venezuela lost everything. And it was dominion machine somehow interesting. First of all, I would like to ask you about the supervisors. Please help me understand how can Cathy Hobbes couldn't say that if state be allowed to run for the election when she never kills herself, anybody? How is she allowed to run for a governor when she never accused herself as a Secretary of State? Can somebody answer this, please? I've been questioning, why is nobody talking about us over the media? She came from a communist country. She knows what comes next.
Mike Quigley: Kevin McCarthy Is Trying to Appease Republicans
"Mike quigley is somebody from Illinois Democrat No surprise there And he's on MSNBC yesterday And these people make such stupid comments I want you to hear this then I want to respond to it Cut 11 go Your reaction to Kevin McCarthy I mean his threats of investigations If the secretary doesn't resign is this what we can expect if Kevin McCarthy becomes Speaker of the House Alex knit with one of the hosts and they're all of a sudden very concerned about investigations Pretty funny isn't it Go ahead Is this an appropriate tone or approach to address issues with immigration I think we've heard about this for coming months Kind of a question is this How come he didn't ask him Should Talib and Omar and IOC apologize for their anti semitic statements and the recent past How come you didn't ask him that by the way Go ahead McCarthy preaching to the faithful He knows it's going to be in a tight race for speaker within his own party to get to that threshold number So he's attempting to appease him on an early stage You know we impeach for people who are presidents who incite violent insurrections and attempted coups but we impeach presidents There was no insurrection There was no attempt at goo There was no armed uprising It's all a lie was the building breach by some idiots Yes Some of them were violent Yes But there was no overthrow of the government This is just so over the top I'm so sick of it And it cars attacking The White House as I've said before trying to get the president of the United States and to hang him from a telephone pole
Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye
"Donald Trump's political friends and foes are reacting to his dinner last week with two controversial figures. The rapper, formerly known as Kanye West, and a white nationalist leader. When Donald Trump was president David Friedman was his ambassador to Israel. Friedman tweeted out, quote, to my friend Donald Trump, you are better than this, even a social visit from an anti semite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable. West has been dropped by companies like Adidas for recent anti semitic comments. Nick Fuentes is a far right activist who denies the Holocaust and expresses anti semitic and white nationalist rhetoric. Others weighing in, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called anti semitism a cancer, while The White House issued a statement, bigotry, hate, and anti semitism have absolutely no place in America, including at Mar-a-Lago. I'm Jackie Quinn.
Lord Conrad Black and Sebastian Discuss Former Press Sec. Jen Psaki
"You mentioned, I played you a cut from the current White House, press secretary. She was very, very angry today as Fauci gave his last speech from the podium before he retires. You said, who do you prefer more Jen Psaki or the current incumbent? Well, Jen Psaki was more competent. I mean, this was competent, frankly. But I find her rather an amiable personality where I found Jen Psaki really rather obnoxious. Well, let's talk about Kayleigh McEnany, which is the champion. I thought I thought she was great. Let's talk about the predecessor. Let's talk about Jen Psaki because she's in the news. This is from Fox News dot com. Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that there wasn't a lot Democrats could have done to change the inflation reality. A federal judge ruled Monday that the former White House press secretary must comply with the subpoena and offer a deposition in a lawsuit that claims the Biden administration colluded with big tech to sense a speech. Now, her response and I must read it to you. This is directly from Jen Psaki to the judge, lord black. Sitting for a deposition would be extremely burdensome for me. I understand that I would need to devote several days to preparing for the deposition, as well as attending the deposition itself. And that would be highly disruptive to both my work and my family. My response on social media or black is, well, that's a great excuse that president Trump can use now that there's a special counsel coming off to him. Your response. That's just nonsense. But self indulgence self serving pompous statements. I mean, she knew when she was took that job on that there was going to be a good deal of controversy because her party. And so addicted to stirring up spurious litigation against its opponents, she might reasonably assume that some of it would come back at them. And as press secretary, she might have to testify and give evidence. And the president current president did her the honor of conferring that important position on her. And she had to know that something like that went with the therapy. So what did she talking about? I
Europe scrambles to help Ukraine keep the heat and lights on
"Countries such as France, Britain and the U.S. are pledging as much aid as possible to ensure that Ukraine can endure the upcoming freezing temperatures. Ukrainians are struggling to stay warm already as a Russian onslaught has cut off energy and electricity supplies in much of the country, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bridget brink, said Russia's latest on slaughter on the capital is inadmissible. We just faced here and me and everyone who is here in Kyiv, some 100 missiles being sent by Russia to try to cripple Ukraine's energy to put millions of people men, women and children in the cold and dark. France's foreign minister said Francis sending a hundred high powered generators to Ukraine to help people get through the coming months. On a visit to Kyiv, British foreign secretary James cleverly said a $60 million air defense package will help Ukraine to defend itself from further Russian attacks, likewise brink said the U.S. is stepping in to help. The United States is going to continue to do everything we possibly can working night and day to provide help. I'm Karen Chammas
UK to send 24 ambulances to Ukraine, says foreign secretary during visit
"Ukraine for as long as it takes. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg was resolute in his support for the war battered country, adding. We will not back down. Speaking to reporters ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and Romania next week, Stoltenberg urged member countries to continue providing air defense systems to Ukraine. As Ukraine's foreign minister is due to join them in Bucharest, Stoltenberg expressed the need to prepare Ukraine for the winter and the longer term. Over the longer term, we will help Ukraine transition from Soviet era equipment to
McCarthy Calls on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to Resign
"This is Kevin McCarthy yesterday down at the border You know he's never been considered a real true conservative guy But notice one of the first things he does is heads right down to the border And he said this on camera I mean there's no reason to say it on camera if you didn't mean it He said no we're going to start holding hearings on my orchis the DHS secretary And if he doesn't clean his act up we're going to look to impeach the guy We'll hold him to his word Well you know that's what we do here but I'm glad he said it here listen to yourself This is why today I am calling on the secretary to resign He can not and must not remain in that position The secretary mayorkas does not resign House Republicans will investigate every order every action and every failure will determine whether we can begin impeachment inquiry The secretary mayorkas was in charge of any company he would have been fired by now All right I mean I know what a lot of you are thinking I'm with you I get it Jim what do you think the audience is thinking We've heard it all
OnPolitics: COVID-19 era student loan pause remains
"The pause on student loan repayment has been extended. I'm Lisa dwyer. President Joe Biden has announced that his administration will extend a pause on federal student loan payments while The White House fights a legal battle to save his plan to cancel portions of the debt. The secretary of education is extending the pause on student loan payments. While we seek relief from the courts, but no later than June 30 2023. Which would give the Supreme Court an opportunity to hear the case in its current term. Last week, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to consider the issue and reinstate Biden's debt cancellation plan. It isn't fair to ask tens of
Boost in people seeking HealthCare.gov coverage, HHS says
"The government reports there's been an increase in health insurance coverage. On Norman hall, the Biden administration says it's seeing a big uptick in the number of new customers buying private health insurance for 2023 from the affordable care acts marketplace. Early 3.4 million people have signed up for coverage and increase of 17% compared to the same time last year. The boost in enrollment comes as a number of uninsured Americans this year reached a historic low of 8%. More than 665,000 new people had bought plans on the marketplace since open enrollment started on November 1st. Health and Human Services secretary Xavier becerra says people are buying a good product. Norman hall, Washington
Rep. Chip Roy: We Need to Preserve the Culture of Our Military
"It would be really cool to have a military focused on Dan bongino and his listener is not getting dead So thanks for doing what you're doing there You can tell us what's going on in more detail and we'd appreciate it Yeah it's great I mean look at you and I both know and your listeners know wokeness is creating a destructive division And it's destroying our military destroying what you know creating division within the ranks It's creating a culture the rewards have failed incompetent leadership like abandoning Afghanistan and it's a Marxist derived ideology that's giving China a clear strategic edge over us And so senator Marco Rubio from Florida and I our teams teamed up and we put out a report to go to the American people can see some of the things going on right It's like secretary Lloyd Austin Signing a memorandum directing all service members and DoD civilian employees to get up to one day stand down to discuss extremism in the ranks Of course there was a report that said out of 2.1 million active duty and reserves there were fewer than a hundred cases which is .005% They hired a guy to put in charge of the countering extremism activity working group who's a total known leftist and activist Who denigrates conservatives and stated systemic racism is one of our great national security challenges I could go down the list The service academies right The admiral told midshipman at the naval academy that they need to read how to be an antiracist Professor at the airport said don't refer to mom and dad It might be offensive And I could go on and on and that were destroying the culture of the military We have vaccine mandates that are killing our recruiting ability We have sex reassignment procedures that are being funded by the military Hell they won't even let you be in the military If you've got frigging braces but they're going to say oh sure sex reassignment procedures I could go on and on but we've got to stop it We got to stop funding it Republicans could have got to get serious about making sure the culture of our military is preserved and protected
Karine Jean-Pierre Struggles to Address Hunter Biden Scandal
"It sound bites and snapshot So Korean Jung Pierre who is easily the worst press secretary I've ever seen in this position just entirely in over her head was asked about an obviously exploding scandal This ongoing scandal of the president of the United States selling access via his son to enemies in the United States and foreign governments as the big guy And Kareem John Pierre you'll see here instead of having a polished ready to go talking point she had it but she struggled to find it I want you to listen It's a short clip but I want you to find what the talking point was And see if you can pick it out I'm sure you can You're good at this Check this out Can you address whether the president was involved in any of his son hunter or his brothers foreign business deals So there's some a little bit of interesting kind of on brand thinking here because congressional Republicans ran saying that they were going to fight inflation They said they were going to make that a priority They were very clear about that These past several months And instead what they're doing is they're focusing they're focusing they're making their type priority They get the majority and their type priority is actually not focusing on the American families but focusing on the president's family
"secretary" Discussed on The Jimmy Tingle Show
"Hello, everybody. Welcome to the Jimmy tingle show. I am Jimmy, and I want to introduce you to a new segment of our show, the meet the candidate series. It is intended to give candidate 20 for public office a platform and a voice. So voters know who is running for office, why they're running and what they hope to accomplish if they are so fortunate to be elected. So please feel free to share these interviews with your family and friends and citizens around this fine land because an educated and informed population is essential for a healthy democracy, and isn't that what we all really want, a healthy, democracy, enjoy the interviews, stay healthy. My name is Jimmy tingle, and I approve this message. Our candidate right now is tanisha Sullivan running for Secretary of State of the fine state of Massachusetts, tanisha was born in Boston and raised in Brockton. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in government, then she then attended Boston college, where she obtained both a law degree and an MBA and from 2013 to 2015, tanisha served as the chief equity officer in the Boston public schools and in 2017, tanisha was elected to serve as the president of the NAACP in Boston in a volunteer capacity. Please welcome to the show the one the only candidate for Secretary of State tanisha Sullivan. Hello tanisha, how are you today? Jimmy, it is great to be here with you. I'm fantastic. Hope you are too. Yes, so tell us tell give us a little bit about your background tanisha and tell people what you've been up to. Yeah, so I mean, as you shared, you know, born in Boston raised in Brockton Brockton, of course, is known as the city of champions home of Rocky Marciano and marvelous Marvin Hagler, my dad was a public school educator, spent 40 years in the Boston public schools, my mother is a small business owner, really working to help ensure that small businesses, access to the resources they need to be successful, and I'm in my 20th year. I can not believe it. 20th year of practice of law, I've had the opportunity along the way to serve in our public schools in the Boston public schools really working to ensure that our young people have access to a quality public education. And for the last now 6 and a half almost 7 years, I've had the honor of serving our communities as the volunteer president at the NAACP in Boston where we've worked with local government as well as state government elected officials stakeholders to really advance public policy to help improve quality of life for residents across the Commonwealth. And really excited about being with you here today and sharing a little bit more about why. I'm so excited about the sector of state race. Yeah, well, tell us, why are you running for Secretary of State, first of all, tell us what the Secretary of State does, because a lot of people know the title, but they're not always sure of the actual duties. And why are you running for that office? Yeah, I think this is one of the most exciting offices in state. It is a statewide office. So regardless of where people live in Massachusetts, the Secretary of State is of service to you, this office is the office responsible for voting. And voting rights and ensuring that we have safe and secure elections that we can trust. So of course, as a civil rights leader, that's critically important to me because there's no greater civil rights issue in our country today than the protection of our democracy and the fight for voting rights and access to the ballot box. So that's a fight that I look forward to really helping to lead here in Massachusetts. The office is also the chief information office. So if you want to know what's going on in government, you want to access public records. This office is the one that can help you do that. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is known as one of the least transparent states in the entire country. But the Secretary of State can actually help to ensure that people have access to the information we need to not only hold government accountable, but to also be able to participate in government. You mentioned Jimmy, I graduated from UVA. UVA is one of those one of those institutions in our country that really focuses in on government and democracy and self governance in order for us to be as we the people to be part of government. We got to have access to information. The Secretary of State can help with that. Secretary of State is also the gateway to business in Massachusetts. So if you want to start a business, whether it's a small corner store or you've got a great idea that you'd like to develop, you got to go through the Secretary of State's office. And so my certainly my legal background, I'm a corporate lawyer. I've spent now almost 20 years working in this space really comes into play here. I'm really working to ensure that especially the small businesses have access to the resources they need to be successful. So the Secretary of State's office has about 16 divisions that fall under it. So it's the elections. It's information. It's business. It's even our historic archives. I think this office has some of the greatest potential to help improve the quality of life for residents across Massachusetts. And I'm running the beast Secretary of State because I think The Office really needs to be more proactive and engaged, connected to our communities so that we can do more to help everyday people. Really experience all of the opportunity that Massachusetts has to offer. So tell me, in terms of politics, do you think we've been doing a pretty good job here in the state of Massachusetts? And do you see areas for improvement that you specifically would like to work on? Yeah. So the thing is, Jimmy, here in Massachusetts, we do have, we've got a good foundation, but unfortunately the barometer that we use to determine how well we're doing is by looking at Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and Florida. And quite frankly, that's not the measuring stick in my opinion. We are
"secretary" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Pile of boring forms and numbers. But I see a story with nothing. But a stack of receipts I can trace the ups and downs of your lives. And it doesn't all look good. It does not look good. Evelyn might think she knows the story of her life, but she doesn't know the half of it. Through an extremely bizarre series of events, she learns about the existence of all those other universes. Each with its own version of Evelyn. She also learns that she's the only person who can save the whole multiverse from destruction by some powerful force that has taken hold of her daughter, joy. As a story of conflict and reconciliation between an Asian mother and daughter, everything everywhere all at once, would make a nifty double bill with the current Pixar fantasy, turning red. In order to defeat evil, Evelyn must repeatedly jump between her universe and others. Sort of like a video game avatar. And absorb crucial knowledge from those other Evelyn's. All of whom represent different paths she could have taken through life. There's Evelyn the Hong Kong movie star, Evelyn, the Peking opera singer, and Evelyn, the teppanyaki chef. Imagine a very long, unusually surreal choose your own adventure novel, in which all the pages have been torn out and glued back together at random, and you'll have some sense of how this movie plays. All this matrix style interdimensional hopping, plus the nonstop martial arts action and in your face slapstick makes everything everywhere all at once. And often frenetic viewing experience. And I checked out more than once the first time I saw it. But there are playful ideas beneath that busy surface. Notably, all those other Evelyn's seem to be leading more fulfilling lives than Evelyn the unhappy wife mom and laundromat owner. This is very much a movie about regret and disappointment. About the frustration of feeling that life's best opportunities have passed you by. It's no wonder that.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Gentlemen. Congressman cleaver carterton scott the significance of ahmad luther king maury ten years later currently will cruise that the drain number guys. Here we are ten years later. Kicking the vendor alive and fag. Just the existence of the monument memorial teaches us. I think How we have to stick to it. No matter would because otherwise money whether than bill and that we've got to continue to build monuments around That will stand the test of time in terms of the freedom. We continue to fight for emphasis. Where do you think king would about your name joe mansion. Well joe manchin voted for the rescue plan that is in the process of cutting chow poverty and have We're gonna make sure that. We greg scare significant progress in the infrastructure plan and the bill back better plan. And what are we doing those plans. It's not the end. We're going to continue fighting. Let me know hopper for you to mc program today ten years later yes such an honored mc the program ten years later. It's an incredible. First of all the monument is one of the most important as the only non president or former president to have a monument on the national mall. It represents something so significant for us and and just reminds us what over the last ten years where we've gone wrong. I mean we. We have to renew the fight of dr king. Because you can see it's under attack and this my heart is just still all of these folks here in remarks of the president. This is just a a wonderful day but it just charges me up. I hope it charges of everybody else. Does we have to fight back. And this is the moment. And this is the time in that monument to me represents that so i appreciate it. God bless thank. You thank you sir. You're sharing the okay more foundation men president here. These teams out here. Two years have flown by very fast. How probably memorial stands for democracy justice. Hope it love. It stands for all and to have all of the world to come through memorial three visits a year out. Stand with with mixed. We'll concentrate on programmatic pieces. So social justice fellows you leadership conference are compensation series things around the moral to help others give away food and other things that we did again to presidents that we have so outstanding. We have the top three people power. Today we have president vice president speaking house kick any better than but you so much. Glad you're here with mesh. Thanks for getting woken listening to make it plain. Please remember to listen like and wherever you get your podcast. Please give the show a five star rating and please do spread the word. Let's all continue to pray for each other during this pandemic in this police damage if all hearts and minds are clear it has been made play..
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"This is not mark soon. Ladies and gentlemen we used to know him as mayor pete he now is not only secretary pete but he's father pete now too. I believe since last as on. Congratulations a father of a pair of twins. Congratulations secretary pete thank you. We're we're over the moon as you might imagine not sleeping much but absolutely thrilled. Yeah no i know about the non sleep and for sure and you got two of them. So god bless you. How does transportation figure into both infrastructure legislation infrastructure legislation and bill. Beg better so when it comes to infrastructure legislation. What we're seeing right now is that we have gone. Decades without investing in the transportation infrastructure people count whether talking about roads bridges whether we're talking about public transit and that's caught up to us. This is a chance to fix that and create jobs but it's also part of the bigger picture of our economy and that's what we're the president's overall build back better agenda comes in remember what's in front of congress right now is not just a chance to modernize our infrastructure and invest in transportation to invest in our families to make childcare more affordable to make kindergarten education more affordable to get parents paid leave so they can take care of new kids when they come into a family as well as dealing with our climate and so many other things that need attention. All of this adds up to a major moment to make life better for all americans a proud to be a part of an administration. That's thinking big and also. Some of your initiatives would also affect the environment as well. Transportation can make a big difference when it comes to a clean environment and energy right. Absolutely look when you look at Greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate. Change the truth is the biggest chunk of that is what comes out of transportation but but that means we can be a big part of the solution effect today. I'm going to be doing an event. Here's the department of transportation about electric vehicles which put no emissions into the atmosphere by the way this is also an issue of environmental justice in racial justice because communities of color are more likely to live in areas that experience a lot of pollution from cars trucks from ships so as we get to a greener transportation sector we also have families that are going to live healthier lives and we get to create jobs through this remember the global for example the global auto industry. it's going electric. The question is are more. Those electric cars going to be made in america by american workers putting money in the pockets of american families or is it going to happen somewhere else. That's why we've got to make sure that we're on. Top of this. Country is why this administration is pushing things like electric vehicles so hard which at that point on electric vehicles. What can the government doing. What can a department transportation do to help. The private industry create more of those jobs and cream with those electric electric vehicles. Well like you said this is about private industry. We're not going to have the government manufacturing these cars. Nobody wants to see that but what we can do is we can accelerate that process. Like making sure. They're more chargers available. We gotta make sure that whether you live in dense urban area. Large building where You know not. Everybody has their own garage. Or whether you're out in a rural area we gotta make it easy to have the charging infrastructure club. These things and i can tell you you know now that i'm a dad. We traded in our old cars. We got a plug in electric minivan and this thing is made. It can go twenty thirty miles without needing a charge is going to save on gas money but it was pretty expensive upfront. Even though it's going to save us some money so the other thing we're paying attention to is. How do we make these. Electric vehicles more affordable. It's actually lower income. Americans who could benefit the most from not having to spend money on gas but to do that. We got to bring down the sticker price at these cars. That's something else we can do. Rebates and incentives. And it's part of the president's plan public transportation high speed real it. Is that figure as well into this conversation. You bet you know. The president is famous for being big amtrak fan. I am too and really believe in the possibilities around rail and high speed unlocking economic opportunity. But also just getting around town you know. Public transit is such an important part of how people can access opportunity We got to support the worker. The essential workers count on public transportation to get to those jobs that are so important for you know things like healthcare By the way again. Americans have color more likely to count on public transportation. Which is why this is a justice issue too and this shows you how everything is all connected you know. This is the climate issue now. The more people don't necessarily have to use a car to get to where they're going. It's good transit options the less congestion. There's going to be on the roads less pollution. There's going to be in our air. Massively mayor pete as we look at these piece of legislation and our friend joe mansion and some of the things. He's doing it. Are there any of the issues that are dear to your agenda or dear to our transportation agendas. We've discussed that are in jeopardy in the negotiations. We know that people arguing about scaling bad bill. Back better Senator mansion has a bottom line. Is anything specific to what we've talked about today. That is in jeopardy right now. Part of the negotiation. Obviously as we may not get everything that we want. And i think the president has acknowledged that but we will insist that all of these measures are good and they are worth at and if they have to be trimmed back or maybe initially have to be done for a different period of time goes to the trade offs that are happening right now in congress. But what i can say. Is that taken together. These initiatives are gonna make the twenty twenties and the rest of our lifetimes. Better in america are going to create jobs. they're going to increase the affordability of raising a child and and being worker in this country. We believe in that we stand by them. And we're gonna push secretary. Pete now father pete. Congratulations my friend. I've done the minivan too but it wasn't electric back in those days. God bless you good to see you man. Thanks very much keith. Washington is a good friend of mine. Yeah that's right. 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"secretary" Discussed on What's The [DATA] Point?
"Success of the infrastructure Bill that's under consideration? Well, as you noted, it's one of the last remaining areas of domestic policy where bipartisan consensus is possible or at least bipartisan overlap. And again, I think it's because of citizens communities, civic organizations like this one, holding their elected leaders accountable because everybody can point to the port, the airport, the road, the bridge, so the piece of physical infrastructure in their community and their commute in their lives, the needs attention. For that reason, I think the prognosis is bright. But it won't happen on its own. We still have to get this legislation through. And then critically, as soon as it's signed, departments like mine and administrations like yours will get to work deploying those dollars effectively. That won't be an easy thing, but it will be I think a very welcome task because we all know just how great the need is. And maybe most importantly of all, how much potential we can unlock when we do make those investments that have always been those four multipliers on what makes America so strong. Well said mister secretary. And once again, congratulations on your recognition from an organization that we have such respect for and I look forward to seeing you in person next time you're in New York and we will build back together stronger. Well, thank you. Again, honored to be with you and likewise looking forward to partnering for the benefit of New York and as we work to deliver the president's vision. Eager to see what we're going to be able to accomplish together. And let me also though we may not be on screen address Nick just to say I look forward to your father's book. I should say there's actually a copy of it on my desk right now, but let me hasten to add. It's a borrowed copy from The White House library. So I look forward to having one of my own and think that that is the exact spirit that we need to be undertaking right now. It's really recognized that this is a season for bold endeavors. This is a season for big undertakings and this is a moment that we will look back on with pride. If and only if we get it right. Let me also add my congratulations to alert towns on such a well earned recognition of her service, her leadership and the impact that she's made for people of New York and across the nation. And I want to thank the state of New York for producing Polly trottenberg who served in so many capacities in New York and is now our deputy secretary transportation. One of the most brilliant and capable and experienced minds in the field. And of course, I want to thank the citizens budget commission for your service for your tireless work to make New York the best version of itself. And for the humbling honor of this award at a time when civic service means so much. So honored to have been named. And I want to thank everybody who has served in some way who has helped others, especially through these past 19 months. The texture of business, nonprofits, government, ordinary people across New York who mobilized at an unprecedented scale to respond to a pandemic to economic downturn to extreme weather is inspiring and something in this challenging time that I think can give us grounds. And of course, there's an understanding in this organization that services about more than just responding to the news of the day of the crisis of the moment. You were very mission statement, focusing on the well-being of future New Yorkers is I think very compelling at a moment like this. This idea of working for the generations of today. And the responsibility that the generations and positions of authority today have for those of tomorrow. Serving the people who will be affected tomorrow by the decisions we make today. It is, I think a very natural human thing, especially after hardship to try to restore and return as quickly as possible to what was there before. Sometimes to an idealized version of what was there before. But that doesn't protect us against the challenges that are going to come our way in the future. And I need not preach to New Yorkers about this because this is a place that has legendary examples of rebuilding stronger after enormous challenges. After the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, after 9 11, the event that really defined my generations project. The recession of 2008. And I want to take an example from a little bit further back in history that maybe isn't talked about as often. A transportation related example from 1888, a deadly blizzard took hundreds of lives shut down the elevated trains for weeks. And New York rather than just clearing the tracks and moving on, responded by realizing that the time had come to transform transit in the city to create an underground subway system. And about 16 years after that blizzard, the first subways in New York and quickly became and of course still are indispensable to the city. The New York tribune a few weeks after the blizzard summed up the reasoning for the bold decision that New Yorkers were on track to make they said this. Tunneling under the Hudson and east river would meet a need which nothing else can. The city of today has been conquered by the elements for a time only because it has been content to develop on the surface and not at the roots. So New York made this decision to develop the roots beneath the surface. Beneath the surface also, of course, being the very literal etymology of the word infrastructure. So now, in 2020, one facing multiple crises, the time has come for us to talk about how we can rebuild stronger at the roots, which is what this administration seeks to do. The need is urgent. It is everywhere. We see in so many places and in so many ways, how we rely on infrastructure built generations ago. In fact, I was in New York recently at the eager invitation of your congressional delegation, senator liter Schumer and other saw to it that one of my first visits trips the secretary was to tour the Hudson River tongue, which represents the very best state of the art construction technology of 1910. And a 110 years later, absolutely needs to be upgraded and secured. And that's one of the most dramatic examples of the country. But the examples are everywhere from my Indiana hometown to the east and West Coast and everywhere in between. We need not only to repair and fix we need to modernize. And groups like the CDC have pushed for years for these kinds of responsible investments. So it couldn't be more relevant for us to gather now. At the cusp of a once in a generation investment in our country's infrastructure. Let me mention just a few things about this legislation working its way through Congress. It'll make life better for residents in New York and around the country. It includes $13 billion to make our roadways safer, including a safe streets for all program that will help local governments reduce serious injuries and fatalities, especially for cyclists and pedestrians. It represents the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak. We're going to invest in expanding and modernizing public transit with the largest federal investment in transit ever. We can reduce the pollution in our transportation system, which is so vital because the transportation sector is the single biggest contributor in our economy to greenhouse gas emissions. New York knows as well as anybody. The climate change has evolved from a theory to an observation from a prediction to an emergency. And it is now the challenge of our time. The infrastructure legislation would create the first Department of Transportation administered program dedicated to making our transportation infrastructure more resilient in the face of climate change. When transit is unreliable or delayed or shut down because of whether the people hurt most are those who don't have other options. People who can't work from home. People who were paid hourly. Often the very people that we have belatedly come to call essential.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Know we talked to talk about equity a lot in. I was at a roundtable discussion on tuesday arizona. It we're talking about the kids economy and childcare. And i was there in the woman house. I was at. Who's the childcare provider shoes from mexico and we talked about really the scares economy. The majority of the people are working women of color immigrants in the lack of of ability to to to make good good wages or decent wages is concerned. The so that's why the what. The house did wednesday. I was really important by beginning. Haas's advancing the the bill. The kids fail. That's gonna make investments in job training creating objects that a waste people. This is the first time that i remember after the federal government put together a plan like this president. Presidency has put a plan to get like this to make this investment in human side of of infrastructure. That's that's better wages as better. Training around janis better benefits because the folks at work in that industry are people that take care of our kids take care of our parents take care of our doubts that during this pandemic were heavily heavily relied upon to to continue to work every day in a lot of us could go zoom in zones. Zoom work from home in say spacey's folks went to work every single day literally put their life on the line to make sure that there was daycare for first responders may each show that that in outweigh folks that that are in nursing homes Are taken care so we old then. This in our country needs us investment yet. That's important and you know as we look at at women's equity day even this week we know that those jobs are disproportionate women. We also know that women were disproportionately impacted in terms of job losses in the midst of this pandemic and frankly we also know that that back in the day when some of these programs i came into being including social security after americans were excluded african american women in fact who were domestic workers so whatever we can do to to correct those historic wrongs. And you're right. I don't think anybody's into night in twenty twenty one about the of child care elder care or living in madison and al about this and if we don't realize how much we should value goes workers today than we never will realize it so that is a good thing you used to some really important one thing historically to is that anytime that we've made a major investment in any period in history america. It has not been inequitable across the void. Generally there's always communities. I find in this time. We have an opportunity in obligation and responsibility to change that in when the president talked about these two dozen very beginning originally fall. Emerging josh plan plan was also making sure that the news behind african american latino communities communes. The car have been fine. We can't do it this time. It enhanced babbitt mexican. The president in the vice-president have been very focused on on letting us know his cabinet members. In letting letting hold Traditional this time candidate. We can't look back twenty five years. Say wow the great time erica. Some great investments in infrastructure. Moraga over. you know what the estimate canoes kim more. Ip after this message remy martin joins with international music star. usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture and koniak from blues to hip up. Swing dancing to break dancing usher and ready. Martin traveled through the decades in france. And the us honoring cultural figures both rooted in shared philosophy of aiming for the stars. See the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink responsibly. In terms of physical infrastructure though america's history has been when that investment is made that does create a lot of jobs and a lot of opportunities and people here infrastructure they hear the trillions. But in your own words mrs secretary let audience know as much as you can about. What's anticipated which really going to happen. What what people can expect or anticipate in terms of real jobs to bill to improve. What have you real jobs coming to. Their communities and towns while. I'm on the physical infrastructure is this is. This is the one point two trillion dollar bill that went to the sound last week. It's not what people will see. It is construction vehicles. Will people will see is his trenches dug to take remove the pike said that are not in our country they'll see in some cases translates died or a enable to bring broadband to all across america. People will see his road projects bridge projects that have been quote on hold for for decades quite honestly. Some of these breaks it. Bridges live the tend to time there is a coastal people will see those investments. We also want to make sure people see the folks that are working on projects. I wanna have opportunities to be zooming prevailing wage in in davis bacon meaning that they earn good wages working projects. We also need to see diversity on job sites. We have to get dry drug side. It's his job citing America in you driving by in the community predominantly african american. You drive by. Y'all why guys working that that's not. That's not the best to do. We need to make sure that the job training crates athletes in opening doors. I've spent is image. Mentioned the very beginning this when i go around. Traveling country generally talk to attack to advocacy groups about whether it's immigration or the cares economy or childcare. What have you usually talk to organize labor about the importance of opening your door. Great bathrooms in and i talk about businesses about creating milk. Pathway said both of the folks. I talked because there's no point in me not if i'm gonna talk to one group of mass either talk to everybody like people. We can't do no one individual kadena advocacy group. You're advocating if you don't have the ear of business one of the ear of labour will be trying to get your than you're gonna love you you're gonna keep keep talking and we're not going to see the change we need so we bring these people to the table. So you're gonna see all that on the sizes move forward more. Ip after this message and obviously that includes green jobs also because that's part of the new infrastructure that has to be built isn't it. I didn't talk about that. The infrastructure in the physical social. You have charging stations. That are gonna come legislating stations. Five hundred thousand around the country. That's really about green economy. You're gonna see investment in rail in their investment in public transportation. I would argue that the green economy investment. Because you're trying to get people out of cars onto trains onto public transportation's creating pathways in that reduce carbon emissions while having through thousand on the roads so all all of these things are are somehow tied to the environment vote and then in the in the in the in the bill back better agenda. There's other investments in. The green economy is while president by ric flair when he talks about the green economy. Talks about the ability to create jobs in job trainings plate. Because people might be saying how am i got working green economy job quite honestly you have job training programs. It'll open dose as we get ready to wrap up. Let me ask you this. I'm sure i'll know the answer. But i'll let you say for the record as you go around the country and engage. American citizens are most of them still talking about who really did or didn't win the election or are they excited to talk about the possibility of infrastructure jobs come into their communities. I think most people are excited about. I don't hear about the win. The election results made people excited about the attent- opportunities. For which way. America's going now is the president is present binds often says we want to win the future to win the future is by engaging communities by engaging elected officials by engaging everybody to create pathways. And they think that. That's what's employees i. I've been enough church facing now secretary labor in certainly mayor boston to look around the room. Thanks to myself that if if the folks that are in this at were advocating for an issue if they had a good paying job the future of the family is going to change. Meaning their family's gonna win. The future is down this kind of deal by home. The family's gonna catholic in. That's what we have to america wants. You look at the poll numbers. I'll in this. The poll numbers seventy percent of american people agreed with these investments. This is not something that people don't want this. I don't know who in their right mind continue. I don't want a new bridge in my town right. Don't want that are broadband access. Or i don't want somebody taking care of my elderly parents at a dictated. Good way somebody paintcare. My child even have exits jobs yet. We shouldn't have it. All of these issues are every day. Americans are concerned about these issues. And as i know you also concerned. We're all concerned about this delta vari- you all please be careful. We we're not going to be able to get back to work in sustain the recovery so to speak if we aren't safe as well in secretary asking me to say that but that's what we want people to know too right. I mean if we're going to continue to get the jobs back that we lost we gotta be safe so folks won't get sick at work and then we have shut down again and it isn't enough proof now out there. In the fda approves of the vaccine the other day than true out there that people that are vaccinated that come down without the variant dead. Their illnesses is far less than that had not been vaccinated. So i'm encouraging people to get vaccinated Decision to not to vaccinate. If whatever reasons i'm asking you to rethink that physician these stories. Real people are losing their life and in these numbers going in the wrong direction moments. We wanna continue in america. We need to give people safe from getting savings vaccinated the secretary of labor as you also mentioned former mayor of boston. And he's still kind enough to come on the show with with with a new york yankee so would still work together. Thank you ms secretary teams coming on and my team on the wrong direction. Signs ryan reminds me a nineteen. Seventy eight seventy all right. Thank you mrs secretary. Thank you thanks for getting woke and listening to make it plain. Please remember to listen like and wherever you get your podcast. Please give the show a five star rating and please do spread the word. Let's all continue to pray for each.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Limits mystic generally a lot of time but a journalist colleague of mine era bullet has been writing about some of the news coverage of president biden for the lack thereof. Positive news coverage. I don't know if you wear this. But friday's nbc. Nightly news did not last friday's on videla jobs for came out did not mention the jobs report nor the cbs evening news. Abc were newsnight. Mentioned it at the at the end of of the report in the washington post as big as the jobs report was headed ranked as eleven most important headline on its website behind an article about senator joe mansions houseboat. How are you feeling about it. It seems some of the media is still may be in trumpworld they. They liked his drama but his like joe biden is doing is is it. I guess being successful there's two ordinary Would would you would you think about. And then we have to continue to get the message out there. Every day local media in a lot of cases. I spent a lot of time talking to local media across country. If when i was there it was local media that similar freshly to it was local media that i would call the local community newspaper or the local cable. Tv station that's what people in a lot of ways. Get their news. And i think that you know that number last week was a good number. This is still a lot of a lot of press going on. So i'm just going to say that you know i'm gonna come on your show every time you have to come on if i can make it be because i know a lot of people pay attention. That might not be watching. The nightly news might not be flipping on one of the big networks at night. But the tuning into you. So that's why i'm here today. Laboratory that lastly ever mackenzie of spectrum news his tweet about you. The secretary she tweets of president biden's cabinet. I wonder who has the most aggressive travel schedules. She also writes every time. I look at my inbox. I feel like secretary. Mardi walls is on the move again. He'll meet with labor leaders for infrastructure. Event in indiana monday. It seems like he's never in d. c. you. She said you're very busy. You're out there months to pd for is that true. Would you like to come. Is that what you're doing. Yeah model week in nevada. Not last week. I went through nevada to oregon to california to pittsburgh and in this coming week they might might have run by in indiana ohio going to wetland west virginia and i'm going to be in chicago illinois so we're out there talking. That's what we should be doing. She connected to the american people. You can't talk to american people. Sit diner desk yet. The other talking to people in nestle do as much as possible sector whilst congratulations on the great jobs at ford. Hopefully the recovery will continue to happen. Appreciate you joining us. I'll make it plain as always okay. Thanks appreciate it. Thanks for getting woken listening to make it plain. Please remember to listen like and wherever you get your podcast. Please give the show a five star rating and please do spread the word. Let's all continue to pray for each other during this pandemic and this police democ if all.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Plagues unaware happy. Welcome back to make it playing the secretary of labor. Marty walsh mrs secretary. How are you today. Greatest is good. It's good to be on again and it's a good day. Blessed that it is a blessed day and especially after the outstanding jobs report What nine hundred forty. Three thousand job gains during the month of july. Yeah it's it's been. I'll tell you it's been a good stretch here. We had a great job. It you said nine hundred forty three thousand jobs and that's full million jobs since president as aca. Niger rated in. We're able to pass a bipartisan bill. To the united states senate one point three trillion dollar infrastructure bill. So it's it's been it's been a good good for five days here in the in the biden administration and we can't attribute a lot of these gains to gradual re-opening candy. It's the opening is no question about it. I think that it's also vaccines when the president came in here and january. Pass the bill to the congress and the senate american messy plan which made investments in vaccines for americans made invest in childcare. We've seen thirty nine million billion dollars. Excuse me who all to the federal government into cities and towns across america out. We still have more work to do. No question about it. In last week's job report was a great one one of the largest in drought country. The problem is that we still seeing advocate means of color particularly african american community. Still the numbers. I will want to be. The percentage dropped a whole point in a month from nine point. Two eight point two. What was still talking. Eight point two percent on a flight of the black community. So we have. We have work to do. In fact nears statistic that black and hispanic women have been the most likely to lose their jobs throughout the whole cohen crisis. What are your thoughts about bannon. And what can we do about. Unfortunately i love to sales surprise. But i be surprised. We've seen that in the past in this country in in so we have to do though is come back stronger in can't go back to the normal. I think that when the president talks about is bill back better agenda. This is the companion piece to the physical infrastructure bill. There is money in their four hundred billion dollars. That's going to go into the cares economy. Many of the people that work in that industry has many eighty plus percent of the people that work in that case economy industry. A women were have car that that quite honestly aid in some cases less than a a living wage less than minimum wage in the idea behind the investment is about better job training mid more opportunity but also increasing wages. So we have work to do there. And i think that you know hopefully As we move forward in the next three four five weeks we'll start to see some of that legislation moving out congress. You get to the president's desk so we can stop making those investments in changing people's lives quite honestly indeed. That's obviously river imported more. Mvp after this message remmy martin joins with international music star. usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture and koniak from blues to hip hop swing dancing to break dancing. Usher and reading. Martin traveled through the decades in france in the us honoring cultural figures both rooted in shared philosophy of aiming for the stars. See the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink responsibly. Mrs justin richmond hosted the broken record. Podcast a show where the musicians you love. Talk about their life. And the inspiration behind the crap alongside me host. Rick rubin the acclaimed record producer. Author malcolm glad well and writer. Bruce had them conduct revealing candidate. Interviews with acts like andreotti vows who stops by rick rubin studio to talk about why he's released so little music since outcast alicia keys talks to maui gladwin about her mother being the blackest white woman she knows and the career changing phone call. She made to. Prince and tame impalas kevin parker combs to his iphones voice memos for a never before her demo you also hear intimate conversations with killer mike. Nlp of run the jewels. Ozzy osbourne randy carlyle. Burrell the beastie boys and many more. Listen a broken record on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts and now with schools reopening too because we know a lot of state and local employment was lost and education is is what draft state local employment. We can probably see in this month of august and probably september. Hopefully some of those numbers go back up right now. Well one of the one of the reasons why the july riposte so was so good because of that. Very reason education it was it was believed was a second largest gain in employment. This long the first was leisure and hospitality in restaurants in the second was was government education on the local level so yen. You're absolutely right. So i thought i think back to my days being mayor with the investments from american rescue plant in this country. You're gonna see more and more cities and town staffing up. Many of those folks will laid off some aleccos referral. Some some just left the market altogether. But we have with schools over. We haven't had to fill jobs in you. Think about those can be good paying jobs in in. Sometimes there sometimes might be part time jobs. Lunch monitors the guide in schools. So it really helps a lots lots of different segments. The economy by strivers is another one Making sure people have that ability in a lot of buzz driving the laid off like up so we really have real good to me yet There's very employing. Are you concerned. Mrs secretary about this delta variant and the possibility of that possibly sitting back somewhat. I am a little bit. you know. i'm considering the sense of we've lived through cova now for the last eighteen months in wishing the numbers go up and down almost every place in america. That's why the president has been encouraging in the vice-president myself in cabinet members have been encouraging people get vaccinated to make sure they go out in gets shot. Seventy one percent of americans adult americans have least one one vaccine shot. This to message is pass along one is to to people that aren't getting the kobe nineteen dry because of politics and unfortunately all played a role in it. Please let's not play politics. Don't play politics your life. Don't play politics with the delta. Very nam-yul people getting very sick. It's different type of strand of of crow virus and we wanna make sure that you stay safe. It can be a safe also in the african american community. I know there's distrust in the medical field of from a past history. And i i understand in knowledge that but i also want to make sure the african american community will make sure that you talk to talk to the clergy. Talk to talk to the leaders talk to your medical professionals importantly vaccinated. We need everyone. This country vaccinated. We saw at the height of the pandemic african-american community by at least in boston was hit the hardest. The most case cova nineteen highest rate. All on may citizen towns can say that and we wanna make sure that delta burien is working its way unfortunately through many cities and towns in america. We wanna make sure you're safe. He knew safety family safety life more. Ip after this message.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Year's problem. We shouldn't be doing so it's it's to me. It's as much kovic spread as it is policy and we're seeing it and unfortunately i do believe if it continues in this in this direction we will see disruption to learning. That's a good point and lasting. You did mention academic recovery. What are some of the best practices guidelines. You're suggesting to jurisdictions about how to address that first and foremost our students should be expecting a school year like no other. Last year was tough school year. This should be the most important and best for the students who are going to be reengaging with their friends connecting with their teachers after many cases over a year's absence in the classroom. So we're excited about that. And what they should expect are additional staff that so the ratios should be better class. Sizes should be reasonable. Really i mean. The funds are there now between the cameras funds last year. The american rescue plan. We really need to make sure. We're doubling down on resources for students. Students should have devices. They should have access to good broadband. We should learn from our mistakes last year. not mistakes but of our inequities last year right. The funds are there now to level the playing field. There's no reason why a student in twenty twenty one doesn't have a laptop a wifi access in quality curriculum. That can raise the bar and give them a chance to thrive in in their not only their school career for the rest of their lives. I'm excited about this year. I know our educators have been waiting in our school environment should be bracing places where families feel comfortable students comparable and they're pushed to their highest potential more. Ip after this message the bills caused fans to enter into manic states literally. They took acid by accident and change the course of popular music forever. As a result from amazon music season. Eight of disgrace land is here. So is the conclusion of the insane stories about john. Paul george and ringo disgrace. Land is an award. Winning music troupe. Prime podcast but musicians getting away with murder and behave very badly bowed graceland on amazon music. So you don't miss any true crime antics now only on amazon music. I noticed that last question is there any conversation about schools. Also some also serve as locations. One of the things that we're doing with the week of action doesn't call is hosting pop-up sites throughout the country. I was fortunate. Monday to visit a pop-up site in kansas. The second gentleman doug off and we saw a high school you know leading the pack in that community. We saw schoolers leading the charge in that community. And we're asking across the country. All schools consider being a vaccination site. Parents trust your school principal. They trust your schoolteachers. So let's get our vaccinations sights set up in our gymnasiums. Let's get our school nurses involved. There's our community elders involved in the process and together we're gonna get through this legitimates twelve secretary education back to gil cardona dr cardona secretary. Thank you for joy. Pleasure okay Hardware carre ladies gentlemen. All rose lead washington. Dc this august twenty eighth. We invite you to join us at the lincoln memorial the site of the great march on washington in nineteen sixty three as we make. Some good trouble will be having a baked good trouble rally with a number of organizations and we're going to be dealing with the issues that affect us. All voting rights dc statehood in the filibuster. Hr forty in reparations raising the minimum wage canceling student debt reimagining public safety and policing ending. Mass incarceration in being gun violence in funding peace nonviolence efforts reforming immigration in creating a pathway to citizenship. All documented. People resisting racism. The war against women the ongoing war against women and all of the other phobias and who had facing ours side and of course one address reversing climate change and building a green economy. We'll be dealing with all of the issues at the lincoln memorial august twenty eighth in washington. Dc please we hope you enjoy us to make some good trouble. Thanks for getting woken listening to make it plain. Please remember to listen like and wherever you get your podcast. Please give the show a five star rating and please do spread the word. Let's all continue to pray for each other during this pandemic in.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Later settlement. We're to have with us make it plain. Today as schools are beginning to reopen some of already real and we've been seeing him agreed deal in a news media lately will. We'll talk that. But he has been giving all the guidance that is necessary to school. Reopenings as we continue to navigate through this and namic. He is the twelfth secretary of education. And we happen having again here on mega plain out. Please welcome secretary. Miguel that mcgill cardona. That cardona thanking you secretary. Thank you for joining us. Thank you glad to be here with you. It's to be so you have been pretty consistent When it comes to masks and precautions need to be taken during school reopened. It correct yes. The message has been clear. I had the opportunity last year to experienced school. Reopening in the those efforts without vaccinations available without the frequency of testing that's available and with very little science guiding the process of endemic was no So i'm confident that if we follow those mitigation strategies that we know work and we vaccinate our community twelve out as soon as possible me Go in there listening to the health experts. I think our children can go into spoil them. Learn in person where we know. They learn bats. Well and as i mentioned you've been out in the media lot lately around this but the attention it somewhat been as a result of a couple of governors who are outspokenly resisting. your suggestions. confidence doesn't mean competence and when it comes to making sure children are safe. i'm hundred percent of the time is gonna lean on the health experts and those who know how the epidemiology of the pandemics. Those are the folks that i've been leaning on as minister of education in connecticut when reopening schools they're guided is what i lean on as a father when i'm making decisions around whether or not my children will be in person which they were last year. And those are the folks that i'm going to be leaning on when we're talking about a national strategy for reopening schools amidst his delta baron of course we're talking about primarily the governor's in florida and texas but overall in terms of other states other jurisdictions. Are you finding that a majority of school systems do support. Young people wearing masks in going back to school. Of course they do. The overwhelming majority of education leaders are not having their hands time behind their back. The overwhelming majority of school leaders are working in close collaboration with the health. Experts in your local community and in their state to make sure that the decisions that they're making about reopening. I rounded in safety the back to school returned to school. Roadmap that we put out there has three major principles right reopening safely ensuring that the students have a strong social and emotional support system when they get back to school and then in early the academic recovery that we know is politically barth but superintendents across the country are focusing on. I a safe reopening. In with the american rescue plan funds that were made available to them. I've seen amazing strategies for students to be able to come in with confidence in families to feel confident that their schools are doing everything possible to keep their children safe while also monitoring delta ovarian that unfortunately in places especially when you're not using litigation strategies in the community we're seeing massive spread. Talk does if you would about. What are some of the suggestions department is making. What are some of the best practices. Money comes because that is important. The social and emotional wellbeing of students fair so again with the american rescue plan. That was the president. Bush board in congress passed funds. Are there for additional school. Social workers additional school counselors. We know our students were impacted by the pandemic and we know that in our black and brown communities the impact was felt greater. The mortality rate was higher. The severity of of infection and kobe was more significant. So we have to make sure that our schools are welcoming environments. Where students can come in. And if they're upset or they're starting to real back from the experience that they had for the last year and a half there are people there that can listen that can support them and help them be successful with learning so the funds are there. Schools are using their funds to do that but also to to communicate with families different. We can't go back to the way we've engaged the families. We have to do better. We have to make sure families feel comfortable that their children are safe and that we're doing everything in our power to make sure their children are saved and learning and embraced in in the school environment. That they tech though of course it is. Ip after this message remmy martin joins with international music star. usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture in koniak from blues to hip hop swing. Dancing to break dancing usher and ready. Martin traveled through the decades in france in the us honoring cultural figures both rooted in shared philosophy of aiming for the stars. See the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink responsibly. Now that we're back and out of the house again like normal people. It's time to take photos of ourselves and our special moments to commemorate this special time in history where we got to leave the house again and you know who can help you make those photos in those moments even more special. My photo dot com. It's so awesome and easy to use to create an awesome special product for your wall shelf or your friends. They make great gifts. My photo prints your image directly onto acrylic glass and metal. Good a my photo dot com and check it out. That's my photo dot com order. Today you'll get twenty percents off your order which will arrive in just five days. Make your pictures more than you imagined. Prices start at just twelve dollars used the code. Dc p. that's d. c. He and get twenty percent off today at my photo dot com. You have also. There boldly said to the governors of texas and florida. A mrs secretary that they should not want to be the reasons for schools closing again. Do you have any sense of what level of danger we're in we're obviously dealing with this delta variant are. They're very real concerns that this thing could get worse and we by looking at schools. Closing if poor policy gets in the way of education leaders in health officials. Doing what they know is right. Yes my message is very clear. Don't be the reason why schools are interrupted again. Don't be the reason why students are not able to access their extracurricular activities sports. Don't be the reason why the seasons are cancelled right and it's not just about in the school. Schools closed went community. Spread is high because if your community spread is high. We have teachers in that community. We have students in that community. We have parents in that community and the children are going into the school house. So it's not necessarily that it's spreading within the school but if your community spread is high which is very high in florida. There's a greater likelihood that is going to impact the functions of community which schools are part of. So that's my message to them and we're seeing it. You're seeing it in the hospitalizations the fact that we have nurses talking about. Icu's being filled up. That was last.
"secretary" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Much like who was. Prince explores the life of prince and his influences remmy. Martin joins with international music star. Usher in team up for excellence. The film exploring the history of music culture and koniak see the film at team up for excellence. Dot com remmy. Martin koniak forty percent alcohol by volume imported by remy-cointreau usa. New york new york please drink responsibly. This is not mark dobson ladies making plane. During the obama administration he served as counselor domestic and economic policy director for then vice president by the also was appointed by president. Barack obama's executive director of the president's council on jobs and competitiveness it federal government's efforts in the economic recovery of the city of detroit. So these. Emily qualified talk about. We're gonna talk about today. I will also mention that during twenty twenty presidential campaign. Our guest served as executive just counselor to to president joe biden during the twenty twenty presidential campaign crowded that he was an executive vice president head of corporate responsibility and community relations at key bank. He is currently the nineteenth. Deputy secretary of commerce deputy secretary on graves. Joyce's don't make it plain welcome brother how are you. I'm great reverend..
"secretary" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Us it it it. It sent a sent a lot of p. p. e. r. way. It's sort of made its technology available to not just the us but a lot of the world in that region and then later on As as a pandemic sort of went through various phases over these last several months india was hit very hard with a spike in in in case outbreaks and the us reciprocated. Now they sort of see themselves now as in this together and it's sort of like as as as two of the world's largest democracies they feel an obligation to sort of you know lock arms and try to do something about this. Wsj foreign policy editor. Bob or leeann. Bob thanks again for being here. Great being with you and finally after sixteen months of remote work. Many ceos had had enough bosses across the country are calling workers back to the office despite uncertainty over the delta variant of cove in nineteen the wsj's chip cutter covers workplace issues. And he has more. Well many ceos. Say that it's hard to define. But they feel that projects have taken longer that their companies just do okay in the remote and hybrid era but they do even better when people are back in person. One example of this is the regional bank fifth third. The company had a big project over the past couple of months. That's a new checking product. They're putting together and one of the executives of the company told me that they felt like it was going okay but at some point there are thirty people on zoom calls everyone from bankers and marketers and all sorts of different folks and they said it just became difficult to manage but when people are back in the office the company said it made more progress and weeks than it had in months just feeling that really benefited from people being together like that. And that's what's news for tuesday. We're back tonight with the new show. If you like us please let us know by a rating and review. Wherever you get your podcasts. A mark stewart for the wall street journal. Thanks for listening..
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You. Know what alvin i said. We should do. Another segment right now. Did did ask metaxas okay. We should now do a mister postman. What's that song mr l. Let's just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen now. A segment of a listener writes a listener. No one album. I just got a letter from a listener to give his name. No well it. Rhymes with jack conley. I'm not gonna. I'm not going to. I wouldn't say it. Okay it's just the initials j. c. kojak and we use which is not even error but it says this is incredible. Sometimes it's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. It says dear eric. I just completed your biography of bonn hoffer thank you for such provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not going to say the last name but it's a see i. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not. My book is the life of bond hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book. So if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag. Fubon hoffer not. Because i wrote it but because it's it's kind of the best summation book if you're going to read a book you want his whole life and just to be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not going to mention the guy's name. But let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted and then it's it says the eric after enjoying your seven men book graduates edition i add misgivings about approving recommending or gifting. It and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. yeah so. I had to respond to joe l. and i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you upfront. That seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. i'm not going to deny it. You know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are and seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you gonna do. The books are printed their published out people buying and reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out. Seven drag icons joan collins. We got share. It's unbelievable all right. Let me be clear. Neutral dot com thirty percent off. If you use the code eric. That's this week. Only the extended it this week. Not joking jump on it neutral. Medics dot com thirty percent. Use the code eric..
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks it's ask metaxas time. That's right. I'm playing the role of taxes. And you acce the questions or ask depending on where you're from ask metaxas. This is going to be kind of lightning round ten minutes. We've only got like six minutes and thirty seconds for this round and go. Oh okay here we go. How always is tim. Keller question number one is. How tall is tim. Keller that's question number one. I said people could ask me anything. Okay but i was not expecting that. Yeah i'll i'll answer it okay. He's about six three and a half. I'm not kidding. But the weird thing about. Tim keller is look. He's a friend. He's been a friend for years. Tim keller is kind of a big guy. It's like sebastian gorka from a distance. He looks you know normal. He doesn't look tall. Then when you get up to him you realize he's really tall. So when i say next to him i feel tiny like sebastian gorka. Because they're just they're normal. Proportions are normal but they're huge. But can i add grew quickly. You look normal until you in part and then you see me in person and realize a freak. You're like bus freak. I tell you okay redel. When will you have jordan peterson. Or finagle an invite to his podcast. Okay i'm really sick of this question. Everybody says this when you can have jordan peterson. What are you going to give you a minute. Are you friends with jordan peterson. Why don't you get him to invite me on his podcast. Tell him he needs to reach out to us. Because he's jordan. Peterson he's kind of a big deal. And it's kind like when you gonna paul mccartney on when you get ready to have him on now but he's kind of hard to get to so if you have any connections elton john. Paul mccartney jordan peterson please. Folks go to their website. Badger them tell them to contact us. That'd be nice gesture. Okay this is the ask metaxas. Lightning round question three book recommendations. What are you reading. What am i reading your assuming i read. Actually i'll tell you the truth what i'm reading. I'm reading don quixote or the quick as it was referred to in the nineteenth century by pretentious british. People don quixote written by set of this don quixote is one of those classic classic classic books that everybody raves about. But i've never read and people assume since i'm eric metaxas. I've read everything folks very far from very far from it. I am deeply ashamed of the abc's in my Reading so i was in Kansas city with the mike bickel and company and in the book line. Someone came up to be now forgetting his name. I just read it this morning. Because he signed my book and he starts talking to you about clarisa and about About don quixote classic books from previous centuries. Kalisa don quixote like seventeenth century books and. i thought i'd never read them and he was going on and on and the next time i came to kansas city. 'cause i came back for sean event and then i went back to kansas city. He hands me. A copy. Of don quixote that bought for me. And so i said i get to read it bon hoffer raved about don quixote and in my book on bond hoffer which i recommend He raves about don quixote which he read in the original spanish because he's brilliant you know hotshot bon hoffer and when he was in spain as a very young man. He a as a youth pastor in german congregation in barcelona or but alone as as the burst. Bolognaise say and so don quixote's what i'm reading right now. Thank you for that question any other questions. Yeah how do you pronounce bankers bangor gore us is pronounced bang. Bangor not bangor bangor and by the way. That is a shibboleth a shibboleth. In the in the in the old testament. There's a moment with the people who are from the place called shibboleth they pronounce it sybil eth- and everybody else pronounces it shibboleth and so as their crossing the stream. It's like they're asking them where you from. If they mispronounced it. They know they're lying. And they them. So a shibboleth is a word that divides the locals from the non locals. Quincy massachusetts the same kind of thing. Everybody reasons as quincy. Quincy quincy but the local sake quincy so bangor is a shibboleth. Say bangor people. No you're not from bangor next question. Okay if you're from pittsburgh if you call it the bird than everybody knows your from pittsburgh now. Any plans to come to chicago this year. That's the question you know of all the ask metaxas questions that i've done in the segment this is by far the most recent and it's challenging any plans to come chicago this year. Now here's another thing it's like. The jordan peterson question. When people say to me eric give any plans are. Why don't you come here. When i need to be invited. I don't just like show up at a church or school in chicago start lecturing. I need to be invited. So if you are affiliated with oh. I don't know the moody church or some some mega church. is willow creek still open If you're affiliated with a big church ask them to invite me if we can work it out. I will come. I would love to come. It's been a while since i came to chicago. I would love to come to chicago. But i have to get invited. That's a rule that i have. If you invite me then. I can say. Eric would like you to invite him to hawaii as well. And now if you're from a church there of course yeah. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different in the old testament versus the new testament. That's a tough question. Well there's there's a one word answer for that. Can you guess what it is pass. That's not the word. oh the. How do you respond to the claim. That god is different. In the old versus the new testament. Well the one word answer that i would respond with is jesus there you go. Jesus who is god and cornet whom i worship as the second person of the trinity clearly saw the new testament and himself as the fulfillment of the old testament so there can be no disparity unless you read them sloppily in other words unless you don't know how to read it or understand the context. But if you understand the context you understand in the old testament. God is preparing people for himself. The the israelites are his people and part of the reason he prepares them and chooses them is to bring the messiah into the world. Does the new testament and the whole point of preparing people for himself was sold. Messiah would come out of those people and then the whole world through the messiah could worship the god of the israelites. And so that's my short answer the long answer. We may do another time. We're just about out of time album. This has been a lightning round of ask taxes that folks every week. We're going to do this every single week. Be prepared all right. We're gonna come back final segment and then of course we've got our today. Which is another story. But we'll be right back with some exciting stuff down. I've got seven women on mine. Stone wants.
"secretary" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"For you. Thirty percent off. Neutral dot com. I'm not kidding folks. this is like it's over tomorrow. Neutral dot com thirty percent. Use the code. Eric and before continue alvin. I just thought i would meant. I don't know if you're sensitive about this. But i'm just sitting here talking trying to program and i noticed you're suddenly wearing an eye patch. Yes what did something happen. That i should know. I think it's breaking news. Obviously you did not read it. Because i already know that there is a new strain of virus. Okay and i'll world how organization and out there on on top of this thing. Now they were able to get us to wear the masks right for for the last virus. Will this one from the caribbean. It's called the pirate pandemic all so the one so the one from from china the china the hung flu pandemic from china. That's kind of like old news. You're talking about a new virus from the caribbean. This is the new right so it seems to enter through the right eye. So you're supposed to now wear an eye patch so on. i'm doing it. I'm trying to lead the way. I'm ahead of the curve on this. While you're telling me we should all be wearing eyepatches on a right exactly exactly so so it. It came from the l. Apparently came from hard to ride a bicycle. It does because you perception anyway so so. So you're you're already on this all right. They said it came from a feather market. Apparently caribbean yes. Sick parrot they think okay but some people think it came from an unsanitised beer tap at the pnc park in pittsburgh where the pirates play. But from pittsburgh. I don't wanna take that you know that's one way or another it's tied into pirates because you've got the parrot in the caribbean. Yeah or the the the pnc got now. They said that if it saves just one line just one life out of the eight billion on the planet we should all wear the eye patch and they said that a couple of weeks it might actually affect the left eye as well. It's a new variant strains. Yeah so i'm i'm getting ready. I'm ahead of the game. Oh look at this so you got to ipads a nats how you show love i. If you're chris care you want to show people that you care about them do you. Don't wanna get them sick. You're gonna wear me centered eyepatches and you know what it's the patriotic thing people. It's the patriotic thing. Either you wear the to eyepatches albert. I'm going to do this from now on you. Wear the to eyepatches. And you're basically saying to people. I love you i don't want to infect you. I don't want you to affect me. I'm anti infection. That's why i'm walking around like mr magoo. This is a blessed thing album. I just wanna say for your patriotism and for your agop pay love there. It is all those in your sphere. I just wanna say kudos to you. My friend kudos to you. And it's a beautiful thing when somebody says you know what's not about me it's about you and to show my love. I'm going to wear these two eyepatches. That is so awesome. The only problem though is when you drive a vehicle. It's going to be tough. You may kill other people that you wouldn't kill you know through the infection you may you may crash into them and stuff but you know what that will be regarded as a pirate pandemic death anyway. So who's whoever's keeping score the only way you could die from these flus. So i would just say go for it dr blind and you know what we're supposed to drive by faith and not by sight various. Oh the even the idea of not wearing the eye patch in a in a way that's faithless. Okay that's trusting in the arm of the flesh and alvin. I just wanna commend you again. You drive by faith not by sight. That is awesome. I five. I hope yeah i hear it forget it said that all right forget it all right well okay anyway. I'm so glad we we But when that chance and take these off right now yes that's so selfish you i can't believe it Okay alvin in our next segment. Yes sir we're gonna do a winded from that common to my goodness In in our next segment I keep talking about this over the weeks. Ask me taxes people right in with questions. Usually thought flirt pitchy questions. I meant short pithy questioned. Whether we're the soviet thord his she questions. And i meant short pithy questions not thorpe and you went to yale. I never leave. Larry and i never. That never happened. The mom all right so anyway questions every. We're gonna do this every thursday so but today is wednesday and we had an opening somebody died from the pirate pandemic and we said you know what if they're dead. We don't want him as a guest. Let's just our own thing so we're going to do in the next segment ask metaxas. We've got some amazing questions. And i want to warn people that i'm gonna post on my instagram story every wednesday. We're going to be posting these things so get ready. Have i mentioned neutral. Medics yes thirty percent so as go to our website. 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"secretary" Discussed on Model Majority Podcast
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government <hes>. From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides <hes> the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so <hes>. And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency <hes>. And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.