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"senator cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"My toast to joy this week is to best Friends. You guys, I got to go away for a few days last week. With one of my best Friends in the world, a best friend from the age of 14. And we went on what we called our adventure retreat together. We were up early, hiking every morning. We went to our yoga class. We had a little mindfulness and both of us are like very type a, not like mindfulness may not be like our main strength in life. But we did it. We did it together. We had the best time. It was just one of those like 48 hour periods where your stomach hurts that you're laughing so much nonstop constantly. So huge toast to joy, I feel like I had my joy reset button punch of it. I just, I love best girlfriend. I bet you Jasmine, what's yours? My toasty joy was to watching Jada play in her first basketball tournament. Did they win? They did not win, but let me explain why. That's not what matters, Amanda. She plays AAU basketball and they had to move their tournament to a week that it wasn't scheduled. And a few people couldn't come so they only had 5 players. Oh, so that's how many people are on the court. So that means there's no subs. And part way through the game, one of the girls started having issues with breathing. And she has asthma. So then the choice is either forfeit the rest of the game or play with four players. So they played four against 5 and even though they were down a man, they still played their hearts out and the game was actually really close, even though they were playing with only four people. And I just got to see Jada shine and then when she made her first three pointer ever, she was so excited. And so now she's like, oh, I can shoot threes, and all this stuff. I was just really proud of her. It was like, it was like a proud mommy moment. Just watching her kind of blossom on the basketball court. That's awesome. Go Jada. All right, Amanda, what about you? So my toast to joy today, I would like to do my toaster joy to my college roommate who's shayla canty..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Get to know other people. You know, that's not why people come back. They come back because they build relationships and they make friends. So yeah, you could have a happy hour. Maybe you're not right before you go to school board, maybe that is not such a good idea. Maybe after or maybe like a planning session with a little cocktail or at the same time, I think that would work. Julie, I love hearing you talk about this because I also, you know, since we talked to each other a lot every day, you know, I love hearing about the women who are putting this all to work. Like, I know when you give advice for people on how to gather their squad, it actually works because every day you're like, oh my gosh, remember that woman I told you about. Now they've got 245 other women working with them too. You constantly have these amazing stories about women coming together. What's the latest greatest? One of your favorite win stories. I can give you a couple. So I did have a woman reach out to me after one of our troublemaker trainings. And she said, you know what? I think I'm going to try this. I'll just see how it goes. And then she started writing me back because it went from like 50 to a hundred to two 50 to 300 like Katie just said. Happens all the time. Which is what I tell people. I was like, you will not be alone for long. These things grow organically and they grow quickly and you would be surprised by that. All right, so Julie, I have a question. So we'll actually use a two part question. First, would you call yourself an activist?.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WTOP
"Will be confirmed New Jersey senator Cory Booker noted that judge Jackson is the first African American woman nominee This is not a normal day for America We have never had this moment before And I just want to talk about the joy Senator Lindsey Graham argued judge Jackson will not be judged the same way Republican nominees have been The media will be your biggest cheerleader They're in your camp They are very right to pick who they want to pick They won't be this constant attack on you like judge Kavanaugh and other conservative judicial appointments Legal endless Jessica Levinson on the GOP strategy If you listen to their what they coalesced around in terms of their line of attack really is this idea that she's soft on crime CBS News special report I'm Steve futterman and elected official arrested for an alleged role in the U.S. capitol riot of standing trial today a county commissioner from New Mexico is the only the second person to go on trial in the January 6th case Prosecutors say coy Griffin scaled a wall and a barricade and appeared on videos amid the mob January 6th their star witness is a videographer who testifies he made the trip with Griffin and has been given immunity to implicate Griffin Griffin also leads a group called cowboys for Trump which has a horse trailer and members parked outside and they say Griffin plans to depart this courthouse on horseback after the verdict Now with CBS News congressional correspondent Scott mcfarlane reporting The Supreme Court says it will not review the case of a Seattle based Christian organization that was sued after not hiring a bisexual lawyer who applied for a job A lower court lets a case go forward but the high court says it will not intervene Justices Samuel Alito and clarence Thomas agreed with the decision not to hear the case at this stage but said the day may come soon when the court needs to confront the issue the case presents The Virginia lottery has noticed an increase in reported lottery scams so it's launching a campaign called protect your play James to protect consumers from fake lottery scams and other types of fraud In most cases the scammers claim they're with the Virginia lottery mega millions or Powerball And then would be victims would have a large prize lottery officials say they'll never ask you for money if you've won If you suspect you've been scammed you can contact the Virginia attorney general's consumer protection hotline that numbers 805 5 two.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Potato Russia has more forces on the border of Ukraine than the entire United States military has in Europe Bloomberg sound on Policy of perspective from D.C.'s top names The amount of job opening is at an historic high the unemployment rate back down under 4% we have a great opportunity on a bipartisan budget We're about 95% of the way there Bloomberg sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio This is not the day we expected in Washington Welcome to the fastest hour in politics driven today by two breaking stories As Russia claims to pull back forces along the Ukrainian border and while year in Washington Republicans pull the plug on a scheduled vote For President Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve We will discuss both with senator Bill hagerty Republican from Tennessee former ambassador to Japan He serves on both foreign relations and the banking committees and with us in just a moment Later our conversation with William Courtney senior fellow at Rand corporation former ambassador to Kazakhstan on a predictable 24 hours in the Russia Ukraine standoff Our panel today Bloomberg politics contributor and democratic analyst Jeannie chansa along with John Sid elitis geopolitical strategist at trilogy advisers So we're packed and we begin as always with the markets and an update right now from Charlie Parker Thank you very much Fastest are in politics Joe Matthew you know that so do I the Dow the S&P Ned stack all moving higher today we closed at the best level S&P up 1.6% the Dow up 1.2% NASDAQ today up by two and a half percent ten year yield 2.04% after the bowel lots of earnings Airbnb beat revenue and profit estimates shares after ours up by just about 4% again recapping the Dow the S&P NASDAQ all higher S&P up today by 1.6% I'm Charlie politz a Bloomberg business flash Charlie thank you We thought we'd be reporting the vote tally right now from the Senate banking committee But as you've been hearing on Bloomberg votes on President Biden's 5 nominees to the Federal Reserve never happened after Republicans on the panel refused to show up in opposition of Sarah bloom Raskin who the president of course nominated for vice chair of supervision That starved Democrats of a quorum no vote Banking committee chair sherrod Brown was not happy But instead of showing up to work to do their jobs Republicans have walked out on the American people We're joined now on sound on by a Republican member on that committee senator Bill hagerty of Tennessee welcome back to Bloomberg radio It's great to be back with Joe Thank you very much Well it's been quite a day Your chairman on the banking committee senator sherrod Brown says Republicans were hiding instead of voting Why not just stay in the hearing and vote no Well we have a nominee that's not ready to be voted on at this point in time And that's holding up the process for everyone else Chairman Brown knows this He wanted to put it through anyway but we've got a nominee named Sarah bloom Raskin who has got some very serious charges against her regarding the typical Washington D.C. revolving door game that gets played here time and time again The charges are very serious We've asked for clarification on it rather than do that Chairman Brown is trying to force this to basically ram it through And I think we're going to have to wait and actually get the questions answered that we've asked before we agree to move on her It's unfortunate that he's held the other nominees hostage because we are ready to vote on them Well it's interesting that chairman says he met with the ranking member with the Republican leader pat toomey to review answers He says they were complete The White House says she's answered everything and provided answers to your questions So just to go a step deeper at senator help us understand what question or questions has Sarah bloom Raskin not answered Here's the situation You probably know that Sarah bloom Raskin served in the Obama administration as deputy secretary treasury While she was there she signed an ethics pledge to prevent this sort of revolving door lobbying And just four months after she left the treasury She joined the board of a company called reserve trust Yes And we have by the way talked about that quite a bit on this program So we're pretty plugged in here with the idea of the Federal Reserve master account But is there missing information has she refused to answer questions about that Yes she's refused on a number of occasions to answer questions And I think that these are questions that are very severe I mean it's a revolving door situation where the company is denied the master account before she comes on the board And after she places a call to the Federal Reserve bank there in Kansas City after becoming a board member suddenly lo and behold the account is granted No other company that you would like this is headwind since none before A very unique situation that netted her nearly $1.5 million at the end of the day The reserve trust founder did vouch for her as you know the Kansas City fed said discussions with the directors on issues like this are not unusual even John tester said he was satisfied with what he was able to read after looking into this matter I guess I'll ask you again is this senator Is this a problem of ideology or transparency Is this a missing answer on a piece of paper or an answer that you disagree with Well there are more than 35 questions where her answers provided were blanket I do not recall or I'm not aware In response to questions on this So we have not gotten to the bottom of this and we need more information And until we do I'm not prepared to vote on her Okay She answered those questions that you just mentioned whether or not you agreed with the answers would you vote to confirm if the sheet was complete sir It depends on what the answers are Okay How would you vote to confirm on the other four nominees Would you vote to confirm them today As you mentioned if Democrats set aside the Raskin nomination allowed you to move forward with the rest Yes I actually put out a release today That I would vote for several of the other nominees that are in question I think that chairman Powell advised chairman brainard I'm prepared to vote for as well Also Philip Jefferson So Lisa cook is not going to make the cut for you Not for me She's very qualified person in her field but it doesn't seem relevant What I'm looking for In terms of the Federal Reserve governor Does that have to do with monetary policy or philosophy beyond that senator Well I think her training is mostly in the area of social science If you look at it And what we do need are people that are familiar with monetary policy and well versed in that arena But we are not looking for people that are talking about social science and social engineering and I.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Like it's a It is Trump should not be more American The things she's going to be going through Do I find use for that Okay thank you All right Senator Cory Booker I believe had some thoughts had some feelings about where Mitch McConnell said Don't lecture me about Jim Crow I know this is not 1965 That's what makes me so outraged It's 2022 And they're blatantly removing more polling places from the counties or black and Latinos are overrepresented I'm not making that up That is a fact I'm not going to stop because I'm tired of hearing that this does not have to do about singling out certain populations in our country Yes with Amy Klobuchar was on fire yesterday by the way Yeah Both in that press conference and on the Senate floor God bless her Yeah She make a good majority of them Okay I'm just fine She was fiery Right But We need fiery and But she said it is with surgical precision and cited state by state what they're doing and how they're suppressing the vote with surgical precision suppressing the minority vote Sherrod Brown breaking it down Ultimately as others have said it comes down to this These politicians want to cherry pick their voters rather than the voters picking their elected officials Through gerrymandering through voter suppression through meddling and local election board politicians want to pick and choose whose votes are counted Yes exactly Shared Brown Also on fire I've always thought he would make a great vice president for somebody Just think Okay All right I like it Okay Just throwing things out Spitballing people No bad ideas Really I feel like I'm not getting enough support I feel like I might need myself esteem button again Bob Kimberly are you there That's feeling very I've had a very I'm having a bad life Yes.
Sen. Cory Booker: It's More Difficult for African Americans to Vote Than White Americans
"Now we have arrived senator Cory Booker on the floor of the Senate today Cut 6 go I have a hard time listening to people that want to talk about this issue and don't talk about facts In the United States today It is more difficult for the average African American to vote than the average white American That is hard Here's such a
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"And senator Cory Booker said the vicious attack on actor Jesse was an attempted modern day lynching Kamala Harris calling the attack an attempted modern day lynching I'm so shaken by the story This is horrible to report This is a horrible story How I was a horrible story Yeah I mean the circumstances are horrific Absolutely despicable Yeah a lot of people can't believe this is actually happening in 2019 It's hard to believe that we're reporting that we're even saying words like this in 2019 And this is America in 2019 Yeah this is America in 2019 all right Where you have to participate in a race oaks in order to get a raise on your empire gage or whatever you're doing there for your next album I think he's a Sega or two That is America Just not the America you think it is I love the commentary in the middle of that shit I can't believe this is happening Yeah we couldn't either because it wasn't That's why we couldn't believe it was happening because it wasn't happening That's why we couldn't believe it You know Mike sir what's that Chevelle yeah yeah you know what Yeah place your belt If you haven't heard I've actually stunned what are the great comedians of our time Dave Chappelle who they tried to cancel I'm stunned people haven't heard this Dave Chappelle of course made up the whole juicy smoothie line But D my podcast producer had never heard this Here's just the quick cut of the funniest four and a half minutes you'll ever hear in comedy where Dave Chappelle early on by the way took on juicy smooth Ye in the hoax This thing went viral and is now going viral again because of the verdict Check this out African Americans we were like oddly quiet We were so quiet about it The gay community started accusing African American community of being homophobic for not supporting him What they didn't understand is that we were supporting him with our silence Because we understood that this was clearly lying.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Going. He knew how to make deals with Republicans. He's meeting with Republicans today. Does he think that the best way to prevent something bad from happening that he thinks is bad from happening in Texas is for these lawmakers to be hiding out in a different state or for them to go back and sit down at the people? The president fundamentally believes you should work together in areas where you can find agreement as he is. On the bipartisan infrastructure framework that is going to help rebuild roads and rails and bridges around our country, and also that you should be outspoken where you have concerns about affronts to democracy. That's what he did yesterday. And that's what these legislators are doing now. Now. More than a dozen states this year have already passed tougher election laws in response to former President Trump's false claims that the election was stolen. President Biden, meanwhile, is under fire from fellow Democrats and activists after he made voting rights, a pillar of his campaign but is done. Little to stop the push, especially in the evenly divided sentence. Speaking of the Senate, the top Democrat there is backing a bill that would strike down a longstanding federal prohibition on marijuana, embracing a proposal that as a slim shot of becoming law but demonstrates growing public support for Decriminalizing it as Senator Chuck Schumer and the legislation co sponsor as Senator Cory Booker said the bill would treat marijuana much like alcohol or tobacco, allowing it to be taxed. And it regulated. So today is a big day in the Senate for the first time. Highest majority leader. Senator Wyden is the chairman of the Finance Committee and Senator book or one of the foremost champions for justice and equity here in the Senate. We are all joining together to release draft legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. This is monumental because at long last We are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs. I was the first Democratic leader to come out. For the legalization of marijuana, and I will use my clout as majority leader to make this a priority. This is a grievous reality lives are being destroyed every single day. And the hypocrisy of this Is that right here in the capital now people running for Congress people running for Senate. People running for president of the United States readily admit That they've used marijuana. We have Children in this country. People all over this nation are veterans. Black and brown people, low income people now bearing the stain of having a criminal conviction for doing things that half of the last four presidents admitted to doing. Senate leader. Schumer acknowledged that not all Democrats support the bill that includes the president to city supports decriminalizing marijuana, but believes the federal prohibition should remain, and that's what Causing headaches for the industry is 18 states have legalized recreational use and 37 allow for is some sort of medical marijuana. Chris Middleton and Devin Booker shot the lights out Wednesday night. But it was Middleton's 40, including 10, straight for Milwaukee down the stretch that sent the Bucks past the Sons 1091 of three Wednesday in Game four of the finals. Middleton's hot hand in a big block from Janice gave the Bucks their second straight victory in the first close game of the best of seven series. It was a barn burner. Here's Middleton after the game just to Kansas spots that we're comfortable.
Senate Leader Lends Clout to Marijuana Legalization Push
"The Senate's top Democrat is a sponsor of a bill to overturn a federal law prohibiting marijuana Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's time to decriminalize marijuana this is monumental because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs Schumer in New Jersey senator Cory Booker said the law disproportionately affects communities of color Booker says having the law on the books makes no sense people running for Congress people running for Senate people running for president United States readily admits if you've used marijuana a similar bill has passed the house but the measure faces a virtually nonexistent path in the split Senate where sixty votes are needed to pass most legislation to McGuire Washington
Senate Democrats Move to End Federal Ban on Marijuana
"To put legalizing marijuana on a national level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Finance Chairman Ron Wyden plan to release a draft there bill today. The bill is said to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances. Vice
Addressing the Black Maternal Healthcare Crisis
"Two day we are joined by two amazing women to discuss. Black women's health care carmen. Green the vice president research and strategy at the national earth equity collaborative and one of my friends. Melanie newman senior vice president of communications and culture at the planned. Parenthood of america ladies. How are you thinking for joining us today. Thank you for having us zero. Well thank you glad to be here. So i just love seeing black women who are all about supporting lifting other black women especially when it comes to healthcare so first question is what brought each of you to this work melanie. I'll start with you. Melania i used to work at the dnc together. She came down for the convention in charlotte. And i've just been able to see her do so many bad ass. Amazing things like just your communication strategy. Everything that you do. you're amazing. So what made you fall in love with this work. Thank you so. I would would brought me to planned. Parenthood is my commitment to flow the through line through my entire career. It's not just planned. Parenthood the through line in my career is my commitment to black people in impact. Positively impacting the lives of black people. So before planned. Parenthood i worked in government have done housing policy. I've done criminal justice work at the justice department and at the w. c. p. legal defense fund and i came to planned parenthood to work in health equity Its core to planned. Parenthood's mission and Connects with me in a very real way as a black woman. As a black mother ensuring an expanding access to sexual reproductive healthcare particularly for black women is incredibly important to me. So that's why i'm here carmen. How 'bout you yes indeed. Where my journey to health equity. In what i do now it national birth equity collaborative has really come from genuine interest in learning more about my own my own story my own freedom like on my healing journey. I find that they're these different. Ill these different points aware. I become closer within an entire tribe in learned that there are folks all over the country in world who are interested in what i'm also interested in so for example i was on my healing journey from From sexual assault in abuse. And do that do they experience. I started to learn about public. Health started to learn that there are entire organizations that focused on reproductive justice in reproductive freedom on medicare organization said. Do this work on a policy level. And so as i assumed in my own healing in in my own life journey i find that there are just hundreds of thousands of other black women who are also seeking their own freedom on through the work into activism and advocacy are. That's how i found myself from doing burke justice in breath equity work. Today i appreciate you boast just much for what you do for carrying so much about black women's health care and we're gonna dive into it a little bit more one. The first things that i want to talk about is the black maternal health. Mama this act. I just love that name. It was re introduced into congress by representatives. Lauren underwood albums in senator cory booker. So can you both just dive in a little bit more. Ow this act in why. It's really important to black women in carmen. We can start basile most definitely so excited. She's like oh. I'm no out so when you are love talking about it. Because it's been years in the making thinking of the leadership over decades of people lifting the blanton health crisis and now we're at this point where we have a mommy bus act so it was first introduced with at least the black maternal health caucus was created in two thousand nineteen. And that's when the pressure really started but The caucuses self is exciting. Because it's a one of the largest asks that is like now moving through the federal legislative process. And that just speaks so much to how this issue connects with individuals. We all viscerally know how important it is to care for. Mob take care for our own mothers and so when these stories are told on these devastating tour stories of Light preventable death and long term chronic conditions for black mamas i. I'm pleased that is that is connected with so many legislators. But i'm right now as a package of twelve bills that hit on all different kinds of things. It's just really nice to hear. The breath of policy changed as within the mommy bus. But it is its purpose is to filling gaps in existing legislation to address every dimension of the black. Maternal health. Crisis
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
The Lucas Bros, Using Humor 'To Shake Folk Woke'
"Kenny and Keith Lucas are stand up comedians and identical twins. People don't have to react when I see twins. No. Okay, they go crazy like we were in the supermarket looking for some Jell O. Yeah. And we're just about to pick it out. And then some dude came out of nowhere. It was like, you know, you guys have a stick of Doublemint gum. That's from their 2017. Netflix special Lucas brothers were having a moment right now they're writing and starring in a remake of Revenge of the Nerds, But they also wrote the story for the new movie Judas and the Black Messiah. The film premieres today in theaters and on HBO. Max NPR's Elizabeth Blair has this profile. The Lucas brothers are best known for a kind of stoner humor. And here's a rule of thumb You should never do. Shrooms wouldn't do Who looks like you, man. I'm telling you. But underneath the jokes, there's a serious side that draws heavily on their childhood in the housing projects of Newark, New Jersey, called the Garden spires is you always, you know, broken elevators infested with rats and rotten Drug dealing violence everywhere, But you know, there's a community that is people that there's families is my family When they were six years old there, Dad went to prison. My father actually is out of prison. He's not in prison anymore, and it sucks that he's out. I wish he was still there. Oh, yeah. I wanted to go back because all he wants to do is father's sight. Don't like do we pay rent? Now it's over. The Lucas Brothers connection to Newark got the attention of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in 1999, then a Newark City councilman, Booker went on a hunger strike in front of the Garden spires. He also served as the city's mayor. Here's Booker talking to the Lucas brothers on his instagram. I love your insightful, hard hitting humor and the sort of the Eddie Murphy and S O. My great heroes Coming up, you know, were uncompromising how they used humor to shake folks woke like book arm. Keith and Kenny Lucas went to law school and why you and Duke, But unlike Booker, they dropped out. It was weird Tonto Study law and and kind of be poor and black because it's like, Oh, I see what The consequences of policy and law are like on a daily basis, and especially when it in relation to African Americans and the notion of criminality and how it's projected onto blacks and I see that process. I found myself sort of disengaged very early. I always said, you know what I want to do something that has a direct impact on people. From an emotional standpoint, Judas and the Black Messiah is very emotional. Lucas brothers were in college when they first learned about Fred Hampton, the charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party in the 19 sixties in the movie he's played by Daniel Cholula, Mother Liberating You can't Murder Liberation is another revolutionary, but you can't murder a revolution for murder Freedom fighter, but you get amount of freedom. He's the Black Messiah. Judas is William O'Neal, an African American who was arrested for interstate car theft and Impersonating a federal officer in the movie. We see how the FBI recruited O'Neill to avoid jail time and earn some money. He was instructed to infiltrate the Black Panther Party. And provide the FBI with information about Hampton O'Neill is played by like Keith Stanfield Target You Like some good information, some nobody else No. Is it some kind of bonuses? I'm I'm counting on it. Bill O'Neill became so much of a Panther insider. He was put in charge of security. He provided the FBI with a floor plan of Hampton's apartment in 1969. The Chicago police raided the apartment and killed two Black Panther leaders, including Hampton for the Lucas Brothers. It was essential to tell the story of how the FBI recruited informants in the black community. I think it's important to see just how insidious The system has been in turning young African Americans against one another. Now they Essentially used poor black people against poor black people to execute their goals of minimizing the threat of black messiah is like we just felt it was important to see both sides of the coin. Whether it's a historical drama or its stand up comedy for the Lucas Brothers. It all comes from the same source in a big thing about our act is that we we always try to ground it and stuff that we've gone through, and it's always been Important for us to talk about these systemic issues and a variety of ways. Now they're writing and will star in Seth McFarland reimagining of 1980 four's Revenge of the Nerds Practice a bunch after school. They called US nerds. So one cool. The Lucas brothers promise that their movie will be almost nothing like the original because times have changed. It's like the juxtaposition of being a bully and a nerd is so different from what it was like in the eighties, where you had this one, a stark dichotomy between what it was bullying what it was to be a nerd. Now that's been fused together, and I think That's why the time is right to make a story about that. The Lucas brothers say it's hard to watch the original revenge of the nerds. Even though the movie was a childhood staple. They're excited to give it an update and to make it personal. Elizabeth Blair. NPR news
"senator cory booker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Senator Cory Booker says it's critical to hold the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and form President elect Joe Biden's government. At the same time, we're going to do a lot of things at once. I think we should have we can get the time agreements We can actually hold impeachment trials as well as do other urgently critical thing on NBC's Meet The Press. The New Jersey Democrat says he wants to help lead on Biden's economic agenda. He says he also plans to reach agreement with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Heavy security is in place in Washington, D C and its state capitals across the country. As the countdown to President elect Biden's inauguration continues more than 21,000. National Guard troops are already on duty in the nation's capital. Ahead of Wednesday's inauguration. Dr Anthony Fauci is expressing belief that one of President elect Joe Biden's coronavirus goals is achievable. The nation's top infectious disease expert tells NBC's meet the press. It is possible to accomplish 100 million vaccinations in the 1st 100 days of the new administration. But she also says we're close to seeing data on vaccines from Johnson and Johnson, along with AstraZeneca. Police say At least two people are under arrest. After a black lives matter demonstration on the streets of New York City, Paul the Castro reports, the demonstrators gathered outside Barclays Center around 8 P.m. before marching south to the 84th precinct. They're calling for the firing of an NYPD officer they say was caught on video pulling his gun out during a black Lives matter Rally in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Video of Saturday's protest is circulating on social media and shows police using bikes to keep protesters on the sidewalks. Cops say the protest was diffused by 10 P.m.. I'm Cameron Fairchild. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he's considering making the covert 19 vaccinations mandatory for the city's fire crews. He also said not only firefighters, but city workers who directly interface regularly with members of the public are all in the same boat. He also said it may become mandatory for community members to show proof of vaccination to attend ballgames, concerts and other public events. I must leave all the driver..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Senate leadership next year. Senate Republicans have reelected Mitch McConnell to lead the GOP conference. In a unanimous vote this morning. McConnell is expected to remain the majority leader. 02 Senate races in Georgia won't be decided in Tele January runoff. Democrats also reelected. Chuck Schumer is the caucuses leader by acclamation along with the rest of the leadership team. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto were also added to the leadership roster. Jared Halpern Fox News, Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims After performing what authorities described as unnecessary surgeries on women, including history, ectomy is and tube allegations. The Justice Department reports. A federal jury convicted divide per whites on 52 counts related to his defrauding of health insurance programs and falsely telling his patients they needed surgeries. The Atlantic Tropical cyclone season is supposed to end in a few weeks, but there's still plenty of activity. South Florida is still a bit soaked Do. The flooding caused by tropical storm data, which is now in the Gulf of Mexico, apparently headed north towards Pensacola. But the record number of cyclones in a year is now broken. With sub tropical Cyclone theta. It's the 29th named Storm. It's in the Atlantic and headed east. Another developing system has been detected in the Caribbean south of Cuba. Should it grow into something it would get the Greek letter name Iota. In Broward County, Florida. Evan Brown Fox News Health experts say it's still possible to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, but changes are recommended due to the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's best to stay home and not travel. But if you must gather, do it outdoors. The CDC says older adults and those at higher risk of severe illness should avoid gathering with people outside their households..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"State releases its weekly update today, this follow some good news and bad news that the governor's latest briefing spiking hospitalizations in icy use, plus of positivity rate rising from 2.5 to 3.7%. Not entirely unexpected as we move back endorse as people begin to mix outside of their households, a CZ we see these winter temperatures increase the likelihood of people coming into our system with respiratory issues with related flu symptoms, this twinned Emmick that we're all anticipating into the winter months, the good news is at the hospital capacity has been expanding with increased testing, and a healthy supply of people even includes 500 million masks. That's Dave Lewis reporting. San Diego has announced its pick for a new independent auditor. Andrew Handle, joined the auditor staff in 2011 was promoted to interim assistant city auditor last year. The City Council will vote on that nomination later today. The announcement comes more than two years after his predecessor quit when he likely wouldn't get reappointed for a second term. Senate leadership is not changing in the next year. Jared Halpern has more Senate Republicans have reelected Mitch McConnell to lead the GOP conference. In a unanimous vote this morning. McConnell is expected to remain the majority leader. No. Two Senate races in Georgia won't be decided in Tele January runoff. Democrats also reelected. Chuck Schumer is the caucuses leader by acclamation along with the rest of the leadership team. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez. Masto were also added to the leadership roster, the nation's highest court again considering the future of Obama care, the Supreme Court said to hear oral arguments in California versus Texas, a case that rests on the theory that when Congress repealed a single provision of the affordable Care act, the so called individual mandate in 2017 It actually introduced to fatal flaw into the legislation that requires the whole thing to fall. If the Supreme Court agrees with this theory, it could mean that 20 million or more individuals could lose their health coverage overnight. Some health care activists are worried that the court with the 6 to 3 conservative majority will finally scrapped the law. A decision in the case is expected by June of next year. Traffic.
What is Senator Cory Booker's Super Power?
"What's your superpower because you have been a sort of superstar at life for as long as i've been aware of the name cory booker which was before you were mayor before you ran for mayor. I was hearing about this guy cory booker. who's coming and he's big and he's on point with everything. And what are you doing. i. I don't know what we're hearing it'll be before. I was mayor than in the time of public enemy. And you don't believe the height. Look i was the superpower that was evidenced for me growing up which was not exaggerating. I think it's actually. A superpower under underrated is kindness. Like i just. I just watched two parents who were really good people and would see people that folks walk past all the time. I one of my favorite quotes by humorous gave. Barry has this goes someone who nice to you but not nice to the waiter is not a nice person but you and i both know 'cause i know you have this kindness and you as well that when you are kind of people. Incredible things happen that you don't realize your favorite stories and i'll tell you the quicker version but you go into school at stanford i'd five back and forth across the country. I still remember getting on this plane as a stanford student and being is torturous. When you're like six foot three football player tight end just like coach. Was you know always like my knees. We're going to be banged up on this plane. I have two seats open next to the rest of the plane is full and just before the door closes. This woman walks in with a screaming baby and a little boy and everybody on that plane. Those where they're sitting because the only three bodies two seats. And i think that we all don't realize we have a choice that we make every moment of our lives which is to accept things as they are or take responsibility for changing and so something evolved thought for teenage college student. That point hit which was. This is either going to be the worst flight in my life where i can try to make the best so i just leaned in and started talking to her in the cry baby in soon as i got into my own drama. I realize. Oh my gosh. This woman has a crying baby. The whole plane is looking at her like she's evil as she did something outside and told her baby to cry. Purposefully right and and so we just having a good time. I still remember the movie. Think about this. How purposeful this moment for me. That i remember that movie was glory with denzel washington. And she's like. I haven't seen the movie and so long and i'm like watch this movie your son and i we're gonna play games. We played hangman. Killed them with all my best. Dad jokes that. I had even back then killed them and hangman mad. And by the time we landed. It was the quickest flight. I ever had cross country. You said we keep in touch. We exchange addresses back then no email and didn't and five ten fifteen years later. I'm running for mayor of the city of newark. And i'm getting like thumped and on one of my toughest ones frustrating days. I get this letter in the mail saying to me. You may not remember me but But i you were on this flight first time. I flew with my kids telling me what the kindness then meant to her and then she tells me by the way we. My family owns a big factory in newark and we have tons of employees. She ended up becoming a big part of my campaign. That kid that i tortured with my jokes became one of our best volunteers or per workers. Excuse me to take. Their churches introduced me. It was just an amazing full circle. Kindness is energy stanford. Professor actually studies this that you just doing one kind act witnessed by someone. It will affect people three degrees of separation for you. it is created a way to measuring it. it's a virtuous thing and so my life you know. I just think that that's is a superpower that we under related just a kind word to somebody at the right time can make a difference that you don't even realize so. I don't know if i don't have any superpowers. I'm really far more ordinary than the hype as you just said but i've just tried to go out of my way for me. It's it's a matter of my faith which is of radical love trying to do for people and you have parents like you. And i probably had two black guys who had parents would not let me forget of the struggle parents that were involved in the civil rights movement. That my i. I was raised up thinking like i didn't the privileges that i enjoy. We're not earned. They were paid for as my grandparents. Would by the blood sweat and tears of your ancest-. I definitely grew up thinking i stand on the shoulders of those who came before me. I have a responsibility to the people who march to died protested. Who were enslaved. There i remember being in college and thinking you know i was why and i didn't feel that responsibility. The past i mean cool to like pena. Cia but i can't. I have a responsibility. People came before me. I wouldn't be here without them. So i have to do something. And perhaps my think my journey in media has been something of being helpful black people in some way but you know that sense of responsibility that you talk about. I definitely felt and you have that has powered your life. It is the my faith earlier. But that is in trenton. Integral part of what motivated my life decisions. And very you know i. I'm here because a group of people fought for my housing rights. Like i grew up in the town. I grew up in harrington park. There was a group of activists when my parents were getting denied real estate agents were lying to them and telling this house is sold. It was called real estate steering at the time right and so they set up this sting operation where they would send white couples right behind my parents and so it i mean this was the story into making chapter my book because involvement at one point. My father's lawyer getting punched in the face and just like dog being signal. my dad craziness. But i'm a baby when that happened. Fifty years ago this summer that had happened and so imagine growing up with parents that could live. Look you in the eye. My dad be like boy. People had fight even get you a chance to be in the school. You're going to. You're going to get your out of bed and go to school and make the best out of yourself and so coming out of loss when i'm done and i always joke that my dad was like bat impressed. He was proud of his son but stanford oxford yale. He's like boy. You got more degrees the month of july. Which ain't hot life ain't about the degrees you get. It's about the service you give like. We're gonna do with all this privilege and so the first job. I had coming out of law. School was a tennis rights lawyer. People fought for my housing rights. I was going to go and fight for other people's and so my life. And i love you said this because we grew up reading bolt we reading voice and talented tenth and the obligations of that you get from getting the privileges that you know are denied to you. Got here is black. Men who i know the data i mean the leading cause of death for us murder fifty four fifty between fifty and sixty percent homicides in america are people look a lot like us black men and and so you feel this sense of. I can't rest. I've got to keep working. Got to keep pushing until we can make the society be what it is and by the way we never get there. At least we can try to pay that payback. What was given to us.
Election 2020: New Jersey Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
"A ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana. This sets the stage for a new market for cannabis in the Northeast. And also out of New Jersey U. S Senator Cory Booker, easily winning reelection to his second six year term in Washington. With 60% of the vote Meantime, in New Jersey's 11th congressional district, we have Democratic incumbent Mikey Cheryl, being challenged by Republican Rose, married Becky. Cheryl right now, with 58.9% of the vote. Becky has 41%. This is district 11 and 56% of the precincts in that district have reported Democrats are trying to regain or retain, I should taken control of New Jersey's fifth District. It features a two term incumbent, Josh got timer is being challenged by Republican Frank Colada God heimer right now, with a lead at 57.9% of the vote, Mr Pelada with 41% of the vote, District five and 68% of the precincts in that district have reported the race in New Jersey. Second Congressional district has become of them one of the most high profile house contest in the country. It features Jeff van Drew. He is leading right now. 51% of the vote Amy Kennedy 47.4% of the vote district to with 69% of the precincts having reported Right now we're looking at
Lawmakers lay out arguments for and against Trump's Supreme Court nominee
"President Trump's nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg went through today day one of confirmation hearings. News nation Washington correspondent Ashley Kits, supporters and opponents of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett demonstrated outside while inside the Supreme Court nominee appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats like Senator Cory Booker painted a dim picture of how barrettes confirmation could impact the nation. States may write laws. They could subject women who have miscarriages. Two investigations to ensure they didn't have abortions. California Senator Dianne Feinstein focused on Barrett's potential role in striking down the affordable care Act. The case that's before the Supreme Court next month, Judge Barat You've been critical of Chief Justice Roberts for his 54 opinion. Upholding the law. Although Democrats say the Supreme Court seat should not be filled this close to an election, Republican Chairman Lindsey Graham says there's no reason to delay She's been a circuit court judge at the seventh Circuit. Since 2017. She was confirmed to that position. To buy parts with about partisan vote. She has heard hundreds of cases in that capacity. For her part, Judge Barrett promises to be impartial. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court. That interprets our constitution and laws as they're written. I believe I conserve my country By playing that role. You could watch the entire process live all week at news nation now dot com
"senator cory booker" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Traffic and Weather news Radio 700 W ell delegate Cincinnati. Confirmation hearing, expected to be contentious is underway with the 2 30 Report. I'm Sean Gallagher breaking. Now It is state one of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for President Trump's nominee, Amy Cockney Barrett, who has just delivered her opening statement. Maur from ABC News senators on the Judiciary Committee, voicing their thoughts on the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney, bury Republicans presenting Barrett as a qualified judge, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, They're attacking you as a mom. And a woman of faith. Because they can not attack your qualifications. Democrats, meanwhile, say Republicans are rushing the process and that Barrett threatens landmark rulings. President Trump has explicitly stated That he would on Lee put up Supreme Court nominees that would overturn Roe v. Wade, he said it clearly we should believe him, Senator Cory Booker Barrett is sure to be asked about Roe v. Wade. But ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams says It's unlikely we'll hear her personal views. They are coached their trained. The goal is do not make news. Stay away from the controversial topics with continuing coverage. The Barrett confirmation hearing I'm Mark Re Malard ABC News now the latest traffic and weather together. From the UC health traffic Center in preferred cancer care lives. Better outcomes. Schedule your annual cancer screening with Jussi Health by calling 513475 8000 Just a bit of a slowdown now on north bound 75 between Dixie Highway and back toward Buttermilk, and that is due in part due to a broken down right before Dixie. You've got an accident on East Kemper Road. It's 7 41 and the rest the highways. Looking good North bound 71 between Ridge and Stuart moving very smoothly. Tyler's Ville Road 75 overpass closed for construction through October 25th. You can follow the posted Elektronik detour signs to get around it. I'm Rob Williams news radio 700 wlw. Now the latest forecast from a train heating and cooling weather Center on news radio. 700 WLW love most of all disguise for the day, but rain showers arrive late afternoon into the evening. Three top out the mid upper seventies. We'll have lows in the mid forties with clear sky tonight. Tuesday and Wednesday. We stay in the low seventy's with sunshine for MONSIEUR molestation. I'm nine first winning meteorologist Austin Winfield News radio 700 wlw radar showing a cloudy sky Our current temperature is 70 degrees. Toledo. This feels like coming home. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in Ohio, making a few campaign stops today. He just finished a speech in Toledo and will be speaking at Cincinnati's Union terminal this afternoon at five o'clock. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence, making a campaign stop in the Trump campaign in Columbus, all my fellow Americans near and far It is great to be back in the Buckeye State Happy Columbus Day. President Trump is scheduled to be back on the campaign trail shall speak at a rally later this evening in Florida, writes all of Famer Joe Morgan, one of the men behind the famous big Red machine in the 19 seventies. And in the 19 seventies, passing away Sunday at the age of 77. He was a 10 time All Star five gold gloves and also was a part.
Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination
"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up
Sen. Booker reflects on Rep. John Lewis
"Stories stories We're We're following following with Bill O'Neill of the editor's desk. I'm Tom Cutler Senator Cory Booker, remembering the late civil rights leader in Congressman John Lewis, speaking on MSNBC. Booker, the New Jersey Democrat called Lewis, a giant have said he best example fired our common values and virtues. The late Georgia congressman will lie in state of the U. S. Capitol as members of Congress and the public pay tribute to that civil rights icon. A pair
Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey, Delaware
"Have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham, who is running on Bernie Sanders. Not me. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month.
How Did Juneteenth Get Started?
"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.
Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing on police use of force, qualified immunity
"Senate Republicans are set to unveil their proposed changes to police procedures and accountability of their packages to be introduced Wednesday a day after the Senate judiciary committee held a hearing examining the use of police force impairs winter Johnson reports a panel is taking up the issue amid the nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd in other instances of racial injustice democratic senator Cory Booker says the pressure is on to make substantial changes to the nation's policing system will we meet this moment in history and actually do something real or will we find ourselves back here again a year from now three years from now Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says he wants to reform police departments not to define them more accountability the national registry of that how many people actually die in police custody the time has come to create a system to combat a broken system the hearing comes as Senate Republicans craft legislation to address police brutality house Democrats plan to vote later this month on their proposal which includes a ban on the use of
Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta
"Calls for change now after another black man is fatally shot by a white police officer this time in Atlanta Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move forward democratic New Jersey senator Cory Booker also on CBS's face the nation do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of radar Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they've already paid to get down he had no weapon on him where did they think he is going to grow anti racism demonstrations
Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People'
"Actually WanNa ask you about this one tweet storm that you wrote and it began. CRYPTOCURRENCY would not exist without blind people. You explain to people what it is. He wrote there yeah, yeah, yeah, absolutely, and this was a talk. That I did at after a while I was even ignorant, so we talk about you know tokenism. You know a continuation of the evolving form of housing transfer body right, and that's from a lot of different different things, different peoples different cultures right, so it's not just say black people are the sole reason why cryptocurrency exist, but it is to say that the prevalence of Fiat currency only came into fruition through the US government in two particular historical instances made this happen one the funding of union troops right during the civil war who desperately needed feet this out at the time, which was one of the economic centers in the world. I don't think people realize how much fuel the cotton and textile. Textile Industry in the loan industries that came off of that globally a really created. Will they accommodate be happy that and created the financial centers like New York in fact back then there were more millionaires per capita. I believe in Mississippi than there were New York and in in this has changed over time in that experiment ride that Abraham Lincoln took in leveraging Fiat currency, which was more broadly understood as we all agree, this has value rather than being backed by or silver like the pound lead into the Nixon years where we quite literally came off the gold standard after establishing it. And this is the history right of how money has evolved in how Tokens Ation where we see the token ization of assets and even you know stable coins in terms of store value money. That, that's the evolution in its follow, and that some of the people the first people who were securitise were also black people We look at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson that was funded trauma loan, collateralized by slaves and also built by slaves. So the complexities in terms of how finances evolve very deeply intertwined into this systemic racism, you know that I call it on and that people you know unfortunately push off as or minimise as a well. They said the inward or well. They didn't let this person into this complex right in. It's really a lot more out. Actually love to be called the inward half systemic racism gone. in in a have the superficial racism right exists I can deal with that mentally and emotionally. You know, but but the constraints of the systemic aspect has quite literally change people's life trajectories in terms of whether they can be an entrepreneur whether they could be hired. How much access to credit they get and how that affects their lively. I don't know if people know this story, but Senator Cory Booker from new. Jersey often talks about this in his life trajectory where. Parents had been looking for a home in a suburb of New Jersey that had good schools, and it was considered a white neighborhood, and they kept being told that these houses that they thought were on sale were not available and this organization I can't remember They must have just worked on like fairness in housing or something. got white people to go as decoys after they had gone to these houses and found that the houses were suddenly available and this. This kept happening and so eventually they picked how they wanted, and when they should have to sign the papers, the sellers were surprised because they thought it was getting a white couple buying it, and that was foul. Corey ended up at you. Know in this great school district. Of course he lake went to Stanford. Was Ruth scholar went to Yale Law School now as a USA I mean he's like you know super successful, but yeah, that's just one story about. How systemic racism or in that case, the the fight against it or winning the fight against it in one instance did have a positive outcome.
House plans dramatic action on police reform
"Of Congress meantime promising action on racial discrimination police violence Senate Democrats on Sunday announcing a bill called the justice in policing act aimed at eliminating incidents like the killing of George Floyd New Jersey senator Cory Booker this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see the bill we're gonna release they just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police
Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change
"Donald Trump is the first president of my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us general Mattis is letter was a stunning and powerful I respected Germanos that he has every right to express his opinion that's his opinion and these comments from former White House chief of staff John Kelly I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them to the children they are what is their character like what is there what are their ethics are they willing if they are elected to represent all their constituents not just the base and joining me now is democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey senator Booker welcome back to meet the press you call this moral moment for this country but these protests are also trying to spur more than just awareness they're trying to spur a policy change will be more confident in that we're meeting a moral moment or that will actually lead to changes in our policy will be the same in fact when I look at everything from the suffrage movement to the labor movement in this country it's always been the people in the streets often young people who have demanded and forced a change in consciousness that made policy changes possible working all week with Kamel Harris and allies in the house to get real policies proposed and will be releasing a bill tomorrow for things that should have been done in this country a long time ago banning certain police practices creating deeper accountability and so I'm just grateful to see this kind of nonviolent protest outpouring the streets because they are leading their putting the pressure they're creating a possibility that our policies can reflect the spirit of this country that we can be in the law a more beloved nation you know you're you have a unique set of experiences you've been a mare you're a federal office holder in the Senate where should most of this change be enacted on the local level or or on your on the federal level I'm it's got to be enacted on every level we are a society where we are culpable we have created a nation distinct from any other on the planet earth we incarcerate the plurality of human beings incarcerate one out of every three women on the planet earth they are incarcerated or here in America we've taken so much of our treasure between the time I was in law school two time I once mayor we were building a new prison or jail every ten days and explicitly and implicitly we all have made a decision that we're going to treat mental illness with prison jail and police addiction with prison jail improve police poverty with prison jail and police and overwhelmingly African Americans with prison jail and police we now in America have more African American men under criminal supervision then call the sleeves of men that were slaves in eighteen fifty this is astonishing this is unacceptable we need to be more Regis in our compassion for one another more more ambitious in our imagination that we can create a society that's not so over policed or where police we don't tolerate certain tactics that have had a generation in fear you said at the beginning of this that eighty plus percent of Americans think this country's out of control well for black people in this country we thought this country's out of control in the way police is our communities and individuals for a very long time in this awakening is so important to create real substantive change not just lip service from politicians tell us something tell me how you're thinking is change being a mare at one point you thought you didn't want the federal government that you thought some of the oversight over the New York police department at the time and in different ways you even braced it since what did you learn over time about this issue well it shows the insidiousness of institutional racism well we are a majority black city in New York we had a majority black city council black mare black police chief and we knew we inherited a a police department with decades of challenges and so we went to work when I got into office to reform our police department but we didn't have the data we didn't have the transparency and it took the federal government and their accountability in their systems and data analysis to show that we were not moving as fast as we should and so we took on a very ambitious plans that extend from everything from changing our missile court system with drug courts and veterans courts and youth courts to pulling in experts from John Jay college just say you don't have to arrest people to create safer neighborhoods that there are other ways to go and I partnered with the ACLU before I left to set a national standard a collection of data collection practices so I learned the hard way that this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see in the bill we're gonna release but just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police I want to ask you about de funding the police last night in Washington DC on sixteenth street right next to the black lives matter letters the phrase deep on the police was painted down there and that is there's a lot of passion around that issue and when you hear that and the phrase may mean different things to different people but when you hear that what's your reaction I understand clearly the sentiment and the substance behind the slogan and so well thought slogan I will use are your people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance as I said earlier it is not a mark of a beloved community to prey upon the most vulnerable and your society we are using police and fire a guy ran police departments I would have exhausted police officer saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society there's so much money going into our police departments there is a more expensive way to deal with it I remember being surprised in Seattle with a housing group called Plymouth housing where they showed me a data analysis where they look at what was more expensive for society gifts providing supportive housing for Americans with mental illness that were homeless or leaving them on the streets and they found out they were of the same Seattle millions of dollars bite giving people supportive housing because homeless people left on the streets with mental illnesses end up in hospital emergency rooms and jails and and so this is the outrageous but I think people on the streets are feeling and that I share is that we are over policed as a society that we are investing in police which is not solving problems but making them worse when we should be in a more compassionate country in a more loving country I know love is at the core of our ideals but it needs to be made manifest in our policies we would actually spend less money we would elevate human dignity and human potential and we would set a standard on the planet earth for how we treat those who are vulnerable as opposed to what we're seeing right now center when you're running for president you were quite critical of of former vice president Joe Biden and you question whether you question whether his past whether he had the credibility given his record on some of these issues to to be a reformer on this where are you now well I'm fully you have to put my faith in a Joe Biden to be the person who could preside over this transformative change and I'm gonna tell you right now the heroes for me as I look at great presidents past the time of LBJ for example are extraordinary capable leader like Joe Biden but the real heroes in that generation were the people who were sick and tired of being sick and tired and and if there are protesters listening to the show I just pray and I want to say to them with all sincerity stay on the streets near nonviolent protest state demanding change and I think that Joe Biden's election can do that and look Donald Trump can't center himself in this this this is such a bigger moment than him this is not a referendum on one person in one office this is a referendum on who we are as Americans and who are going to be to each other this is a moral moment will we become a more loving and compassionate society not with our rhetoric but with our laws in a rule is and how can I treat the most vulnerable and so this is that moment that I think Joe Biden can be the president for but the responsibility is not on any individual it's on
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"Inland at sixty four degrees and will hazy a little foggy downtown San Diego covered years time seven forty one Americans across the nation continue to call for justice after the death of an unarmed black man George Floyd well in Minneapolis police custody speaking on the Senate floor democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey leads both sides of the aisle as they honor Floyd we gather here in solemn reverence to not just mark his tragic death but to give honor to his life we now we'll pause for eight minutes and forty six seconds in remembrance of George Floyd Floyd's memorial taking place today in Minneapolis you could watch the service live at koco dot com beginning at eleven o'clock meantime the residents of LA also paid tribute to Mr Floyd said nine PM Wednesday thousands of people turned on lights and honk their car horns the tribute going on for eight minutes forty six seconds which is the amount of time a police officer was believed to have had his knee on Floyd snack Dodger Stadium was completely lit up the tributes even though there was of course no game active duty military personnel will stay in the DC region on stand by for civil unrest your help and has more defense secretary mark esper is not sending hundreds of military members back to home base is reporting early Wednesday said esper had decided to order about two hundred soldiers with the eighty second airborne back to Fort Bragg in a news conference esper told reporters he did not think the insurrection act should be invoked saying U. S. military troops should only be used in dire situations and we are not in those situations now about thirteen hundred active duty troops deployed to the national capital region this week as protests turn violent National Guard troops from Indiana Tennessee and South Carolina have also been sent Nevada reaches a milestone when it comes to re opening as we hear from Tonya J. powers after more than two and a half months of being closed due to the corona virus Nevada's casinos a re opening MGM resorts and Caesars entertainment will open some of their properties on the Las Vegas Strip which will be marked by the restart of the famous Balochi fountains heroes will re open tomorrow and Excalibur is set for next week the Fremont street experience a pedestrian mall with a light showed shops and the zip line welcome back visitors yesterday while the opening of the miracle mile shops or shopping mall on the strip has been moved to next Tuesday out of an abundance of caution Amazon facing a lawsuit involving fulfillment centers and the coronavirus here's Jenny console a three Amazon employees are suing the company accusing it of spreading the corona virus through unsafe working conditions the lawsuit says at least one employee contracted the virus brought it home and her cousin died the workers are employed at the Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island New York Amazon didn't comment on the lawsuit but has defended its workplace safety it has been cleaning centers requiring face masks in temperature checks former nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic wants to clarify a recent posts praising the president's speech on Monday Novoselic said earlier this week while he doesn't think the president should send in military troops to disperse protests around the country he thought trump's desire to stop the violence spoke to many in a follow up statement posted online yesterday Novoselic said he does not support fascism or an authoritarian state and says everyone should work toward maintaining a civilized society he also added he is an independent and does not endorse any party or candidate get ready for a drive in concert with one of your favorite bands here's Michele Pelino music fans will go to their first live concert since the beginning of the.
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"Two sixty two and as I see on Twitter right now Joe Biden is in Michigan is there with Spartacus Cory Booker center Cory Booker is a lending his support for Joe Biden and Corey senator Cory Booker showing up on time because Kamala Harris you may have heard she endorsed Joe Biden this past weekend all ms Harris that's best a little too late now about a week too late okay I'm sure Joe Biden could have used you for super Tuesday and it was closed in California I was really surprised we have put California on the on the burning black Tuesday night when we left our election coverage here in studio come next morning this it was still too close to call maybe a few thousand votes here and there from Kamala Harris in California but it made a difference but then Mr miles said no she was just waiting for him all not all women and she said like all major female candidates to exit the race that would be of course on focus Highness miss Liz Warren senator Liz Warren at Tulsi Gabbard is still in there I I can talk about till see next hour of the show a little bit because I've been going back and forth on this weather Tulsi Gabbard the representatives together should be out on a lot of chances speak debate pecan the big do something she could frame this as an attack on women if she wanted to write but over the DNC they changed the the metrics that they changed the the standards for to participate and this the base which is going to be a Joe Biden Bernie Sanders duking it out here towards the end Tulsi Gabbard still runs her campaign is still active money wise well not their supporter in now that not much there to report either but say she still running so she has not suspended her campaign should she be allowed a chance to come aboard we'll talk about that next hour okay still.
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"Org live from NPR news in Washington I'm lecture me saying the diverse pool of presidential candidates shrinks even further with today's announcement that New Jersey senator Cory Booker is suspending his twenty twenty campaign a handful of his democratic rivals are looking to the upcoming debate in Iowa and is I will public radio's Kate Payne tells us for the first time this election cycle has no person of color on stage and especially critical moment to February third carcasses are closing in with campaign scrambling to get eyeing wants to commit to their candidate six of the democratic contenders will take the stage in des Moines tomorrow for what will be the smallest and lightest debate so far what started as the largest and most diverse field in history has shrunk ahead of Iowa in the race is fluid with most Iowa Democrats saying they're undecided online videos purport to show running security forces fire airing tear gas and live rounds to disperse protesters and peers you had the reports that the running public outrage the government initially denied its military shot down the Ukrainian jetliner killing everyone on board the videos appear to show protesters into Ron on Sunday night one showed a woman being carried away as people shouted she's been shot in the leg and has been generating since the government admitted it accidentally shot down you craning plain old one hundred and seventy six people on board died mostly Iranians and Iran and Canadians the flight was downed in the midst of heightened tensions off to the United States killed Iran's top general this is NPR news live from KQED news I'm Brian what the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it may bill fire victims directly for it to work in the aftermath of recent wildfires if the agency doesn't get a pay out from PGA any KQ release Julie Chang has more famous asking the utility for nearly four billion dollars to recoup the money it spent on the re cleanup and other relief services David passi is a spokesman for the agency PGA any has accepted responsibility for certain fires that led to federal disaster declarations were trying to recover costs that we incurred because there's a responsible party Phyllis says it needs to seek reimbursement to protect taxpayer dollars and the whole Fiji indie accountable but some remain unconvinced like Walter victims attorney Amanda riddle who says the four billion it would likely come out of PGD thirteen point five billion dollars settlement with the victims the attorney for the victims of already held P. Jeannie accountable who the money goes to doesn't call PGD accountable at the same amount of money the federal agency also says it doesn't want to take money away from the victims and that that instead like to see PJ and the increase the settlement amount but a FEMA doesn't get the money from PGP the agency says it could ask for up to two hundred and eighty two million dollars from victims directly peach India said in a statement that few but does not have a like claim against the company a hearing on the issue will take place in bankruptcy court next month I'm Julie Chang KQ reading.
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"Of course with the killing by the United States of a top Iranian general that story in the next segment of the program which of course is just ahead we're starting out clear and chilly but the National Weather Service as temperatures are expected to rebound this afternoon into the upper fifties and low sixties under sunny skies by Michael state the time three thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly US officials say they believe the Ukraine international airlines jet that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's main airport this week was shot down by a surface to air missile British and Canadian officials are saying the same and that the Boeing seven thirty seven may have been mistakenly identified by Iran as a threat all one hundred seventy six people aboard were killed the airliner crashed hours after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq in response to a U. S. drone strike that killed Iran's top general sixty eight Canadians were aboard the airliner David Turpin as president and vice chancellor of the university of Alberta which lost ten students faculty and alumni words simply cannot express the grief that we're feeling on campus work we're close knit community Iran's top aviation official denies the airliner was hit by a missile the White House is downplaying a resolution passed in the house meant to limit president trump's ability to take military action against Iran here's NPR's Claudia Chrysopolis White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said yesterday that this quote was a ridiculous resolution just another political move because under well established Supreme Court precedent is non binding and lacks the force of law this is NPR news from Washington six democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next week's primary debate in Iowa Kate Payne with Iowa public radio says at least one of the candidates being left out is complaining about the process under DMZ rules the candidates have to meet increasing levels of grassroots fundraising and pulling your Jersey senator Cory Booker's campaign says he has the donor numbers but not the polling at an event in Mount Vernon Iowa he criticized the DNC's use of national polls to get in the debates Democrat leadership in Washington DC is telling Iowans that you're only gonna get to see certain people in debate stage and they're gonna use of the criteria polling which has not been productive in the past Booker has struggled to break through and has been consistently out raised meanwhile billionaire Tom Starfire is largely self funded and is blanketing the early states with ads for NPR news I'm Kate Payne in Mount Vernon Iowa economists are predicting hiring in the U. S. slowed last month they're expecting to see job growth of about one hundred sixty thousand when the labor department reports the December numbers this morning the nation's unemployment rate is forecast to remain unchanged at three and a half percent the nearly fifty year low Wall Street is coming off another day of record highs the Dow added two hundred twelve points the nasdaq gained seventy four to close above ninety two hundred for the first time police in Chicago or investigating to reported coyote attacks I'm David Mattingly in Washington hi Marco Werman more questions than answers about the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran some people say was mechanical I personally don't think that's even a question.
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"Senator Cory Booker if New Jersey was on ABC see a president that has made folks less safe has escalated problems of diplomacy the US embassy in Iraq is urging all U. S. citizens to leave the country immediately after Ron and its allies vowed revenge for the killing number two a senior Pentagon official clashed with the White House over its decision to free security aid to Ukraine repeatedly warning that the hold could complicate to the administration's ability to distribute the money before a congressionally mandated deadline according to unredacted emails obtained by an outside group beginning in July a lane McCosker the acting Pentagon comptroller sent to officials at the White House budget office emails in which she raised concerns about the legality of the hold on nearly four hundred million dollars in aid the Pentagon officials frustrations were previously known the emails offer a new level of detail about my Custer's concerns number three the FDA says it will bar the sale of fruit and mint flavored E. cigarette cartridges placing more pressure on manufacturers already facing a may twelfth deadline for federal review of their products the FDA says it will block the sale of fruit and mint flavors and cartridge based E. cigarettes popular with young people but wouldn't apply the restriction to tank of vaping systems commonly found a big shops federal officials are framing the decision as a compromise that addresses concerns about youth vaping awhile not putting bait shops out of business and ratings for NFL games rose five percent in two thousand nineteen making it the most watched season in three years during the regular season an average of sixteen and a half million people tuned in.
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"Were ever you go special report US air strike I'm only a friend says military analysts this morning trying to predict the next move between Tehran and Washington after a top Iranian general was killed by a US attack in Baghdad Costantini report showing of Qasim solely Molly is likely to bring back some of the old hatreds and possibly plunge Iraq into civil strife your attacks against pro Iranian militia camps in Iraq on Sunday prompted new calls by some Iraqi politicians for the US to get its military out of that country Iraqi leaders protested fearing getting caught in the middle of a U. S. Iran Conflent gun says so money was killed at the direction of president trump senator Cory Booker stole money is a person with American blood on his hands he's plotted planned and executed attacks on American citizens American soldiers he's been doing much to destabilize the region to stabilize Iraq G. O. D. says so money was developing plans to attack American diplomats across the region I'm only a Francis former Obama housing secretary who and Castro was ended his run for president quick novel tells forty announcement for movie on Castro comes after he failed to garner enough support in the polls or donations to make recent democratic debates the former San Antonio mayor who was the only Latino when the race struggle to surpass around one percent in the polls in an online video Castro said he's proud of everything he's accomplished I'm not done fighting I'll keep working towards a nation where everyone the nation where everyone can get a good job with health a decent place to live it's not clear what's next for the Texas Democrat Clinton apple down with the Australian navy is racing to the rescue of thousands of people stranded on the east coast of the fire ravaged area as the danger increases in the states of Victoria and New South Wales MC officials warn the tourists in Australia south coast of New South Wales should leave because of extreme fire danger beginning Saturday a million Francis you need to get this report of our office three sixty five email on the threat sitting in users in boxes wow how did you get this there's a free tool called barracuda enough threat standard they can quickly and safely scanner office three sixty five email for hidden threats like spear fishing in the main fraud really yeah could email threats Skinner identifies hidden threats employees most at risk for a cyber attack all summarized in the complete report this is great get your free email threat scan now at barracuda dot com.