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"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
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"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"In these organizations on the ground lives in their communities in end The Biden hairs administration has already pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to fund this program so. There's even more that we can do, but those changes alone would fundamentally transform. A gun safety in America save countless lives. And the bottom line really is that Joe Biden is been taking on the screen winning for years. So I have little doubt that these things are already on his mind no doubt. He'll get them done when he's in the White House. So, I think a lot of people who are you know fairly new to thinking a lot about politics you know just from the past two years don't yet have the experience of. Pushing their you know they they might be used as sort of pushing back resisting. So to speak against a against the people who they didn't get into power but are not yet used to continuing to push at the people that they did help elect. But I know that that's something that your mom's demand volunteers to have experience with you know helping someone get elected doesn't mean they're going automatically do everything that you would hope that they do what advice do you have for listeners you know assuming again that we do manage to vote in a better gun sense candidates this year. To keep pushing to keep making sure that that they are held accountable for the kinds of promises that they meeting campaigns. Well the we can't let up after we win this election. In November we have to keep going just like we did in twenty sixteen There are a lot of people who thought it was hopeless on this issue when donal trump. Took thirty million dollars from the array and had a Republican Congress for two years and yet the gun lobby was not able to pass single piece of their priority legislation through and that's.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Together. We had over two thousand RSVP's to get together this year in Las Vegas, we had to pivot and do it online and we had even more people from all over the country participate. So again, I think it goes to show how inclusive, how in how equitable these technologies are and also how important they are to stay connected. You know I think during this time of isolation covid people want to reach out another socially, but also as activists. So I think gun violence has been a little bit less sort of present in a lot of people's thinking. Lately, because of the pandemic, we don't have quite as many visible, highly visible mass shootings although of course, there are still mass shootings happening on that. As you noted, it exacerbates gun violence in in different kinds of ways. How do you make sure that people's would have keep this at the forefront of their thinking and and what are the ways that the pandemic has has changed? A little bit the nature of what gun violence looks like in this country. First of all, we've seen a historic number of gun sales since Kobe crisis began and we know that that is exacerbating gun violence. women are isolated with abusers who have easy access to guns, kids and teens are at home, maybe with easy access to unsecured firearms or they're struggling with suicidal ideation. That was for adults too. You know we are now estimating at least five to seven thousand additional gun suicides share.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Shannon Watts is the founder of MOMS demand action prior to that Shannon was a stay at home mom and former communications executive the day after the Sandy Hook. Tragedy. She started a facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. Moms demand action has now established a chapter in every state of the country and as part of every town for gun safety the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters. She's also author of the book fight like a mother which is now out in paperback Shannon. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having me. Of course first of all with five kids at home and super crazy work schedule. We're really grateful for your time. How are you juggling it all right now with the kids at home during this pandemic well you know? Most of my kids are adults now so Whether they're they're out of college we have three of the five or in college. At one point we had four adult children living back home with us and it made it hard to do conference calls. We were trying to jockey for a room in the House and asking my husband to not talk so loudly but we're very fortunate and lucky to be safe in our homes and like everyone just looking forward to something that is is more like normalcy. That's a lot of groceries especially for our nineteen year old son. Who is six foot seven? Oh my gosh. He's a lot larger mammal. So I think that you know you have a story that so familiar to a lot of people Where after the Sandy Hook tragedy So many of us were left. Feeling frustrated with our own government feeling demoralized and defeated. And you weren't an activist at the time When it came to gun violence prevention so tell us about the the moment when you launch the MOMS demand action facebook page. Yeah I had never been in activists I I was a corporate communications executive for about almost fifteen years and then I decided to take a five year break at the time I had kids in elementary middle high school and thought okay. I'll go back to work at the end of that five years and just at the very end of that five years I was in my home In suburban Indianapolis at the time folding laundry and the news of an active shooter in a place called Newtown Connecticut came on television. And like everyone you know. I was so devastated. By the fact that twenty children and six educators could be murdered in the sanctity even elementary school In in America and that very quickly turned to anger because on my television also were pundits and politicians saying somehow. The solution was actually more guns. That they're just you know four hundred million wasn't gonNa cut it and I didn't know anything about Organiz being or gun violence or even violence to balls or legislation. I only knew that our country was broken and I had to act and I thought that would be joining an organization like mothers against drunk driving. I assumed it already existed. When I saw that it didn't It was sort of their male run. Think tanks in DC or in the states. I wanted to be part of a bad ass army of women that spanned across the country. Much like mothers against drunk driving and so I started a facebook page. I had seventy five facebook friends. I don't know who I thought it was talking to but but it was like in a bottle with other women and moms from all across the country total strangers. Who are now the closest of friends who who sets me? I want to do this where I live now. Must be so humbling. I mean now you have more members than the Ra on twitter. Your location is listed as in our as head rent-free which is awesome. How does it feel that? Go from that. Seventy five friends starting up a facebook page to having made such an incredible impact. Well if you know anything about Taipei women Do married to one. There's only going forward. There's not going back. I mean there are plenty of times I thought okay. We've done our best thinking to work and Taipei. Women just won't let that happen The volunteers our organization have been the driving force of making this one of the largest grassroots movements in the country now We were very much the the David to the. Nra's Goliath Louis started. People said you're wasting your time. There's no way this can never happen. This is the wealthiest most powerful special interests that has ever existed in our nation. And it's you know I just don't think there's any oppositional force that can ever Out Match the power of angry MOMS and women. I just don't and we've seen that time and time again in this country you know. Starting with prohibition frankly I mean that's when women were allowed to get involved in activism temperance was considered a Christian value Men were never able to put that genie back in the bottle. Words women got involved back to his own all the way up to the the water crisis in Flint Michigan. Women have been on the front range a forcing change because they want to protect and families in their communities. You know for for women in particular I think The online space can be A particularly scary place and I think there are a couple of groups in issue areas that stand out as attracting followers that are particularly abusive toward women and I think that gun safety and the NRA fall into that category. I have been horrified by the things that I've seen people saying to you online. How do you continue to keep your work? Going in the midst of that very gruesome undercurrent. Well the the lucky thing for me was that I didn't even know this underbelly of America existed. When I started facebook page I had no idea to know what was coming. My Way But it started within hours. All my information was public. I never imagined I'd be a public figure a somebody's phone number my home address my email everything and so you know. It's the threats of death in sexual violence to me to my. My daughter's started immediately and has never stopped in fact You'll see that the NRA. Every time they post about me on instagram or a tweet about me or write an article about me That just ramps up so I had to make a decision in the early days. Which one do I do? I W back toward doubled down and I decided to to double Dan. Because you know if I lose my kids I have nothing left to lose and I think eighty million miles in this country regardless of political party. Feel the same way and I also get very angry when people try to intimidate or silence me. That's exactly what these extremists are trying to do. They I think the NRA's worst nightmare was that women in this country would take them on because they knew you know that was a Kryptonite. They knew that they would lose. And it's exactly what has happened so I understand why they're angry because they're losing power. They're losing money in in large part because of nonstop action.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Encourage you to ask your Congress member to support deejays bill and make sure that at a time when young people who've had traumatic life experiences and neglect and lack of care need medical insurance that they have it. That's wonderful. That is some really great news and I know how passionate you are and how hard you work for Foster Youth And so thank you for all the work that you do around that. That's a overly kinds day. Do all the work and I support their efforts. Tell me what a reason for hope for you is this week well There's a couple first of all a federal judge in Florida gutted. The the law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote. You'll remember that Florida voted to allow fell into a been released to serve their time to be reinforced. Ranch is didn't vote and then the governor quickly Instituted a essentially a poll tax away to to put on a poll tax saying they had to pay all of their fines before they would be eligible to vote just disgusting and thankfully a federal judge said. No that's that's not constitutional and struck that down. So that was a good win and Reinforces why judges are so important. Why good judges are so important? Just in at the height of blatant hypocrisy in Republicans have recently said that they're ready to fill any supreme court vacancy You may recall that. In the last year of President Obama's presidency there was a vacancy that Mitch. Mcconnell refused to fill because it was an election year. Well guess what they're not going to hold trump to that same standard so that makes it all the more important that we take back the Senate and Democrats. I you know again. Take any poll with a grain of salt but There's been some reporting some polling lately to show that there are are very strongly positioned to Take the southwest for the first time since nineteen forty one that means ousting Republican Senator Martha mcsally Arizona Cory Gardner in Colorado and hold onto the seat in New Mexico. We are definitely close to doing it. But we can't as we said earlier. Take our foot off the gas. We need resounding victories there. But how can Organiz around the Supreme Court? They do it so well it just fires up their basic fires up there voters. They're willing to forgive all kinds of things. That trump does earlier. Trump was at a press. Conference WAS TALKING ABOUT TAKING INSULIN. Like THE INSULIN PRICES. Going down as like. I don't take insulin. Should I take insulin like this? You know whatever. They're cool with that. They're cool with him just like randomly thinking. Maybe I should take insulin. You know they're they're cool with with all of that stuff as as they get their Supreme Court justices. We need to have that same kind of passion because There there's really the only thing that has put any minor blocks on the trump administration's actions to this point has been our judicial system. You've done a really good job of keeping US informed on both of those topics. I really appreciated the poll tax in Florida and What's going on with these Senate races that we all need to be working on we can do it cease SIP wedding anyway. The courts the courts all right. So what's our to do list? What are we gonNA do this week? Coming UP WE'RE GONNA wear orange and focused on a gun. Violence Prevention June fifth through seventh. And we're going to hear more about that in just a couple of minutes. From Shannon Watt. Some the adults. Should we do more first of all and we just say how excited I am about Shannon Watts? When we first started the podcast she was at the top of the list of people we wanted to talk to because our pulse show is is about telling stories about people who just got out of their comfort zone. A little bit in didn't necessarily have a background in politics activism and ended up going on to to doing great things in this kind of no better example of that than Shannon Watts. Absolutely having said that Channel Your Inner Shannon Watch your inner organizer and Let's recruit some some friends. Let's recruit some friends to volunteer. So okay we WANNA recruit our friends and family to volunteer but right now it might be hard to just go to people especially if you haven't spoken with them in a while or you've put off contacting them because life has gotten a little intense. Now is the time to check in on them. So what we're not asking us you say. Hey come do if they wanted to do something with you. Volunteer work with you. Absolutely do it check in with them now. Okay and then in a couple of weeks you're to check in with them again and ask them to volunteer. So what we're talking about doing is just strengthening our community and At a time when when we all need a little bit of extra support and we want that community to be able to mobilize together but it does take work beyond saying. Here's what you can do for me today. It has to start with. What can I do for you today? Yeah that's your compassion and your organizer. Genius coming out in in one call to action right there. I love that I need to check in with some people. I'm just going to text a couple of people this week. And and see how they're feeling best and if they're feeling good then I'm GonNa get them to do something. I'm going to do the same thing. I'm going to check in on some peeps okay so now as promised we're going to hear from the incredible digital organizer and woman who fights like a mother. Shannon Watts.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"See how to big birthday weekend. I did yeah we had we you and I and a bunch of volunteers from all over the conjure closest. That's right got together and wrote letters to voters along with the pantsuit. Politics Hosts Beth and Sarah. It was great. It was great. I think we wrote thereabouts. Eight hundred letters to voters in a two hour period. What gift yes acting democracy. That's what I want for. My birthday is really really what I want many pretty much. Everyone listen to this podcast. That's their birthday. Wish to you know who hates democracy. Donald Trump hates democracy. Oh man this guy. On twitter this week is bonkers. Heat is just I mean we say I guess we say that every week we say that every week but it's kind of astonishing that he's just flat out lying about voting vote by mail voter fraud like not writing something that could be taken one way and means something else. He's just flat out lying. Yeah just making stuff up. People are going to steal ballots from mailboxes and make fake copies of it and do help like what wouldn't win. Has anyone done this in fact I believe it was a week ago that his own commission on voter fraud was shut down after finding zero instances of voter fraud. I want to be on that commission where they're like. You've got an important task. Here's what you're going to find and then at the like three years later you like. We didn't find anything we didn't find anything and trump's like nothing you've found nothing cool all right. I'm just going to tweet A bunch of lies as if you had found all that stuff that I really need you. We talked about it last week. Vote by MAIL DOESN'T FAVOR. Democrats or Republicans necessarily Republicans have been using vote by mail in Republican states. For a long time to but would it really does is. It stops the ability for people to get disenfranchised in intimidated at the polling places. So right it opens us up to increase voter suppression and misinformation. We know from two thousand sixteen Can help suppress the vote? But also it's really setting us up for sowing doubt about the results of the election. Because if you've been saying for six months that voter fraud voter fraud. Voter fraud is rampant. Then if the election doesn't go your way then you can say remember when I said voter and if it does go your way then you can say oh we. We defeated voter fraud. You know. Yeah it's concerned making no doubt. It's a serious issue in in one of the reasons why we need to really organize in a huge way so that our turn out the people we mobilize in. This election is just massive. You know I mean we just have to have numbers and he's GonNa question it no matter what but It's going to be a lot harder to you. Know look at something like when he questions. California we Clinton won the popular vote in California by two million voters right and he says well there was illegal aliens. That voted in that like everyone knows. That's bullshit like that. That just won't fly but if it's a close election if it somewhere like Wisconsin where he's one percentage difference and we just Eke by that win. That's where that doubt being sewn is really really gonNA be concerning so we. We have to not just vote. But we've got to start right now reaching out to people getting them to volunteer in this election. Getting them to talk to their friends talk to their neighbors and make sure we just have a giant turnout. Yeah I agree we we could turn out enough people that there's just no question and no doubt and none of this B s we can get back to governing the country appropriately. Thank contrast over the weekend while trump is golfing and attacking vote by mail. Obama reminds us what leadership looks like with just a pitch perfect tweet and comment about Memorial Day and knowledge ing the lives that have been lost due to covid nineteen. We're at a very grim milestone. One hundred thousand Americans lost to this virus probably more than that actually because reporting shows that there's been a big increase in depth not attributed to current a virus which are probably Cronin virus attributed and And just trump's lack of any kind of empathy or willingness to acknowledge any of the lives lost is is just. He's just not he he. It's unspeakable even the most cynical politician would still know that you need to acknowledge certain fundamental things when you have a massive amount of lives lost and he just has an inability to do that because he doesn't want people to look at the truth. Yeah you know this whole for for weeks. Now as I've watched his press conferences and how insensitive and confrontational they become. I think back to this is relevant. Because we're going to talk to Shannon Watts in a few minutes about gun violence and I think back to aftermath of the newtown massacre and how visibly moved President Obama was and you know. I know that everyone was so frustrated. That something like that could happen in our country but the ability to empathize with people and show that he was affected too. Gave me so much faith that something could be done? Even though you know it's never it's never going to be enough but you know that that something is happening and with the current president. You just don't have that faith. He's going to to to do anything for anybody but himself. I have lots of faith in his ability to do things for himself and his family. Not For the American people so again full circle we've got we've got get everyone not just to vote but to volunteer Starting like last year we can't go back in time but we can. We can fix things for the future. I mean I think that's the lesson we get taught over and over and over again and I it makes me feel good. Are Our letter writing party that we did was so fun and and to see to see the volunteers still fired up. I mean coronavirus has hit all of us in different ways but People still engaged fired up doing the work. They're adjusting to this new environment. They're organizing digitally now and embracing that. That may gives me a lot of hope. Because that's what I'm seeing from on the ground and and you anytime. He jumped in one of these.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Directionally Challenged
"Hope you guys appreciated this episode. I know I really needed it. I'm I'm so grateful to Shannon Watts and to all the volunteers with MOMS demand action and students demand action and every town who are are showing up to really secure safe laws for us for our children for our children's children and and it definitely inspired me to want to get off the sidelines and jump in. Because I want to be on the right side of history for this I really do If you guys have any questions or you WANNA learn more about moms demand action all you have to do is go to MOMS demand action dot org you can join. You can see we were there in meetings and meet ups in your state and your city As I said there were so many it just in my neighborhood When I joined this past week you you can also go to every town dot Org for more information? If you guys want to buy Shannon's book which I highly recommend you can also listen to it on audio book. It's called fight like a mother. How a grassroots movement took on the gun lobby and why women will change the world and what's even and cooler is that all the proceeds to her book go to gun violence prevention organizations so definitely check that out moms demand action is also on instagram? You can follow them at moms demand and to get involved. If you feel that calling you you know Shannon says you know how to become an activist you just jump in build the plane as you fly it so thank you all. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Thanks for joining us. We'll have an all new episode of directionally challenged for you next week. Take care of yourself As.
"shannon watts" Discussed on The Takeout
"CBS and here's the book looks like mother a couple more statistics ask yourself what is the percentage worldwide of gun deaths in America I mean all the world's population how many gun deaths occur Out of percentage eighty two percent much is our population compared to the worldwide population answer four point two eight percent run the math yourself on that folks so I want to give you three soundbites from the United States Donald Trump won is on August ninth of this year shortly after the El Paso and Dayton Ohio mass shootings arden play that has to have meaningful background checks about the word meaningful background jack now this is exactly six days later August fifteenth it's the gun that pulls the trigger it's the person holding this is six days later we already have very areas background checks we have strong background checks Shannon Wada's our special guests Shannon how would you describe from my audience what you believe happened in those intervening days between what sounded like we need meaningful meaningful it's not the gun and we have made we have serious background what happened well it sounds like he had some conversations with Wayne air the CEO of the NRA but also from the very beginning Donald Trump has been a wild card on this issue he received a thirty million dollar investment to his campaign from the Internet they were one of his largest outside donors and they they expect a return on their investment and that includes listening to him in times of crisis for my audience what background is what it covers and what it does not do a background check is already done millions of times in this country every single year on licensed gun sales if I go into a sporting goods store I have to have a background that's right okay and it only takes a few minutes and they're looking to see if you have a criminal history or if you've ever been adjudicated mentally ill and if you happen they won't let you purchase the gun now there is a loophole that if your background check doesn't clear in three days not dealer has the right to sell you the gun without a background check like happened with Charleston shooter but most backward checks work well and they were quickly and they're effective and millions of prohibited purchasers have been prevented from buying guns since they were passed what transactions are not covered well so for example domestic abuse there's right now a stalkers and stating partners are not considered prohibited purchasers there are several loopholes that allow people through the system even though they may have a dangerous background however all unlicensed sales in this country unless a state has changed it don't require background checks only twenty one states have gone into closed that loophole they require background checks on both licensed and unlicensed sales but the federal law does not require that what if I want to buy a gun online if you buy a gun online if you live in a state that doesn't require a background check on an unlicensed sale you can meet that person make the transaction no questions asked no check back and talk to me about Your Interactions Your organization's interactions with facebook on this question we started our organization of facebook and then is very quickly that facebook is actually one of the largest of gun dealers in the country and they were allowed again facebook is the online market a place where many many gun transactions in this country it's one of the largest online places work firearms transactions are carried in Salt Yep and they were allowing some of these ads to include language like no background check required and when we did the research we found that felons domestic abusers even miners were getting guns this way through facebook posts in ads and so we asked them to change their policy we embarked on a campaign it only took a few months and they put in place about nine policies that included not allowing minors to see guns gun ads but we kept up and we did research project and we were able to show them look this is how domestic abusers are getting guns on your platform and so it took about two years but they eventually stopped all this gun sales on their platform want to talk about something that you write about a couple of times in the book toxic masculinity what is it how does it influences issue but we we see over and over again and in particularly in the last several years that men who are committing these crimes this because they have been indoctrinated maybe through the Internet to be what's called an insult this idea of women are are gaining power and so there's there's backlash and look that happens in every country there's top toxic masculinity domestic violence everywhere what the different in America is that we give these people easy access to arsenals and ammunition and you also make a couple of references in the book too men if not being the problem in legislative circles being a hindrance to what you're trying to accomplish and that you need to mobilize these women against men is my my overreaching that I would say we will we need to do is make sure that we have seen at the table as the proverb goes if you don't have eight at the table you're probably on the menu and we see that over and over again and I think the violence against Women Act is a good example of that for the First Time Violence Against Women Act which is sitting on Senate majority leader's desk for a vote it includes a provision that would close this loophole I mentioned to you we call it the boyfriend loophole it allows stalkers and dating partners to have easy access to guns we want them to be included in that federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from buying guns and so that would close that loophole and yet eighty percent of congressmen and they don't seem to be this is an urgent issue are you compensated to your role with this organization I know I'm a full time volunteer and why do you do that clearly your work has visibility to it you have accountability you are a leader though you talk in great detail the book about learning to delegate and the power delegating and the necessity of that but nevertheless why why aren't you allowed to take compensation you know I never wanted to be a lobbyist I wanted to be an activist and an organizer and I also wanted to have some juxtaposition between me and the CEO Wayne Lapierre the NRA someone who's compensated about five million dollars a year and to spend their members money on Italian suits and private jets travel and all kinds of other things that we're seeing through recent investigations and so I think there's a very clear delineation what is a stroller jam so GM started in Maryland when we realized that our strollers and our baby paraphernalia were preventing lawmakers from getting through the hallway without being stopped there we go yes feast your eyes on this ladies and gentlemen I will tackle this during the break is off I try to tackle this now it will it will not end well yes so am I so is everybody on CBS and soon we'll be back to stroller bonds are showing up in legislative always and they have strollers eighty days carriers diaper bags the whole thing into lawmakers couldn't get over it we had to let the through but before we would we of course pepper them with questions you WanNa talk yes and so we replicated that all over the country and state houses at the Capitol on public transportation and it's a really effective mom tactic and it takes time takes time yeah you're going to be there for hours Oh we we show up in sitting gun bill hearing sometimes for seventeen hours of time even just to play defense to put eyeballs on lawmakers and say not in my state you're not going to pass this not in my community you won't do this so I want again I we we at this program like to talk about terminology what is open carry open carry is legal in forty fives states in about forty states it's almost completely unregulated and it's what does it mean open carrying a handgun or a long done like a semiautomatic rifles without a holster and so that other people in public can see it and I've lived in Indiana and Colorado and you see regularly where people take their guns very ably out in public and the fact that it's not regulated doesn't require a background check or training or permitting and many states makes it very culturally unacceptable but also Dangerous and we're GONNA talk on the other side of this break about a open carry concealed carry and the efforts your organization has undertaken to have a dialogue with businesses in this country about whether or not those customers open carrying their firearms so often we feel like if we give away any work that were falling down on the job or maybe that other people can't do it as well as we can and that is a sure fire how to burnout from CBS News it's the takeout with Major Garrett a very distracted host and Creator program I am because this house made hotdogs right in front of me it is epic in every respect for those touching on CBS and you're going to get a very long look at this because I dare not try to eat this as I typically do during the conversation because it will get all over my lap but I had a bite of these Flash Fried Mashed Potatoes Wow okay purple pig has got it done and get it done well we're at the purple pig downtown Chicago especially Shannon Watts continuing our conversation about organization give the full name of it so I so my audience knows it because I read the book but I want the full name MOMS to me the book free of your organization in action for guns in America Okay and We were talking before we went to break about open carry concealed carry and how you organization has engaged with big retailers in this country explained so we have certain levers of power that we can pull as women one is the fact that we are the already the voting electric but the other is our spending power we make about eighty percent of the spending decisions for our families and we realized early on that when we talked that corporate leaders listened and it started with starbucks we saw that they were allowing open carry inside their stores but they weren't allowing cigarettes twenty feet outside doors and were much more afraid of secondhand bullets and secondhand smoke so we embarked on a campaign we were so small we called it a mom caught it could only be on the weekends that we didn't have their coffee and we also made image boycott Aram exactly we made images of what open carry looks like inside their stores go viral and within three months the CEO Howard Schultz came out and said guns were no longer welcome inside their stores period not just open carry and that early win made us realize that we could replicate focus and we have at target and sonic and AAA and so many other American companies and if I were to Kasit with you and say Okay Shannon I hear you I respect you I'm a law abiding person in my community I have a nine millimeter I have a permit or it it's I've done the training that my state requires what gives you the right to tell me I can't get a cup of coffee at starbucks and bring my legally life inched and trained on nine millimeter into the store for us this is not about concealed carry which in most states is more regulated this is about open carry which is culturally law until he opened fire that he walked in and tactical gear with a semiautomatic rifle legal in the state of Texas and allowed by Walmart policies until now get into a Walmart in Missouri Springfield I believe demonstrating his rights that's right he was testing the open carry policy at Walmart and leave and you believe data will back you up on this that will make communities safer in party will make us safer in that it is shouldn't be up to employees customers to decide whether someone opened carrying about to open fire or they're just could you possibly exactly and there are examples of this in Colorado Springs USA man was walking up and down the street with for the foreseeable future these incredible tensions between our freedom and our abuse of our freedom the twin I liberty and the need for order between our desire to have an entrepreneurial free flowing society and the absolute need for some Oakland that enables us to live as human beings civilly together and.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Hysteria
"Sign up to redeem your award. Okay we're back. We're at the part of the show where we take adamant stances stances on things that don't matter our hills. Let's get started with our listener hill. Hey hysteria. I'm janine and i am very passionate about this hill. If it is your birthday and your friends and loved loved ones pose all these instagram stories for you to not re post them on. You don't need to be like look at all these people who love me on my birthday. That is such a weird thing to do. Stop reposting. The birthday. Posts that friends and family coast to you well. Somebody loves jimmy hart hill aw i'm guilty i. I do some post acute picture me. I'm getting the thing i don't like is when people use birthdays as an excuse to post pictures where they look hot and and the birthday person looks like less on my eye when people say the phrase <laughter> thanks to all for the birthday wishes which is just such a weirdly artificial phrase that now we all mimic stu who's ever since thanks to all for the birthday wishes in real life now everyone types it's weird. Is there <hes> okay. I will do my hill now. My hill is maya erskine who is one of the stars of the hulu. Show penn fifteen is maybe the funniest woman that i've ever seen penn fifteen is a show show where to women who are around thirty play themselves as eight at age thirteen. My skin is one of the two the other <hes> ankle is also great amazing but my skin's gins performance in penn fifteen is so good. I'm obsessed with it. I'm happy lardy. I've already watched the show all the way through one and a half times then i could not see myself stopping. It is funny. She does this like thirteen year old wine. That is completely accurate. I forget that she's almost thirty years old. She truly luke seems thirteen to me. Except for the fact that you can kind of see that she's been she binds her breasts down so she doesn't have them and sometimes you can see like the binding not quite containing her breasts which ages like makes it even funnier. She just like she's brilliant. I think that she will eventually win like a best actress oscar some. I think she's just so fucking. I haven't haven't seen the feature she did with <hes> jack quaid yeah. I'm gonna watch on twenty more times than i will get to the feature that she's a she she was <hes> she she was a big part of casual for season three and four. I haven't watched season three and four yet but i need to catch up with huge. She's a big massive. She's like a became a regular. She's she's so brilliant anyway. Watch penn funding so i have nakas for her. She's wonderful okay dana. Do you wanna go while i was i. I just wanted to as long as we're doing female. I think it's such a shame that netflix canceled the show to ken birdie. That's my hell. Is that it. They absolutely should not have cancelled. Talk to me about this because it wasn't really promoted in any way it's a female creator named lisa hanna walt who is an animated series and it so visually it's stunning because she's an artist so fun and whimsical and it's like a world where birds and sometimes plants like everyone's a bird but also sometimes there's talking plants and it's just so oh funny but the the art is so unique and visually engaging and it also touches on the deeper issues of like family and harassment and like they'd like ali wong and tiffany alley wall tiffany haddish voices and they're amazing and then <hes> yeah. It's like no white people which is like in the best way. It's just like celebrating like all these unique voices and mostly women and nova canceled after one season. I just felt people hadn't heard of it and they didn't give it a chance. I mean yeah i haven't heard of it and that's so my alley and it's so oh unique and like you know the writers of like big mouth the they're great and they're doing important things like animation. Style is not super attractive. It's kind of flat and the fact that the canceled to convert coaches female driven new original show that's like so unique and compelling and then the next day we're like an big mouth gets three seasons. It just seemed like a big fight doesn't make me louder than anything else in the world. I know and i'm not saying it's bad. It's it's a great h. O. but i like to me the contrast like okay that one has like big names but this one is such a tiffany haddish big net yeah but you know we have to to promote it though we didn't see it promoted people had heard of it lisa hanna out people weren't talking about emily nussbaum. The new yorkers tv critic really liked it too so good. I mean watch it. If you haven't watched dominique how many shows wouldn't wouldn't have gotten past. I mean would parks and rec be around now. You know what i would seinfeld have made it through. This current gauntlet live television just because it can take a second for comedies to also find their rhythm. You can just take a second and things drop on netflix like they can just get lost in the shuffle so so fast yeah. Here's another sex in the city. Even you know you take a look at season one. They were doing the direct to camera handed and it was kind of documentary style and it was a lot different and in basketball and he's like well what's divorce. I like doing like doing highlights bicep curls and the gym but that that's an example example of a show that took like a little while to get its legs. This shame is to convert. He didn't even need a little while to really great show. I watch highlight and i was like well. This is is a delight. I'm going to wait until the next time. I feel bad to watch the rest of this because it's an it just deepens the first episode jerry this is fun and then like it gets more emotional and i was just like what a shame that it didn't. It didn't have time to grow that is too bad. I'm karen. Do you want to go next. No ok michaela gonna. I got this so my hill is <hes>. I don't think it should be allowed in our society anymore ever to call somebody or text somebody are. Are you in town on saturday. <hes> no gleed with what you want from me because this is complicated. Maybe i am if you're telling me like i'm bringing bruce springsteen to your living room and he's gonna. Do you know he's going to try out. Some new shots yeah yeah. I'm in town. You know if it's like. Would you consider going being my plus. One to my kids like a science science fair. No turns out. I'm not in a great trick for this. The trick is if anyone ever texts you. Are you free blah blah blah but they don't tell you for what you say <hes>. Oh i need you to check my calendar. What's up. Oh maybe i need to check my calendar. What's going on and then they'll tell you and then you'd also like on what like why don't you just tell me what it is because on what grounds like if i say yes. Are they going to be like okay. Hold on. Let me get back to you. You know now that. I know you're available. I'll see if i can get you to this like super secret. Very you know exclusive situation that i can't tell you about how you sign the nondisclosure i mean i just like what just lead lead with it. Yeah okay that's fair. That's very good. How are you karen. You want to bring us home. Sure i don't know okay so my hill is that that it's not really a hill. It's a thing that i do. I really like candles. Okay i enjoy candles from very stingy with when i we'll light the candle and i it's such an odd thing because i won't be stingy about other stuff but then i'm like as candles going to it's going to be gone and then and it's like and then i'm like and then i'm really like veer ahead. It's like very bizarre relationship with the candle like where it's like all like you know. I don't know if i should light it today. Because then it's going to be over over by relate so hard to care. I'm sitting here gasping like totally do the same thing when you were kid with pristine erasers researchers like you never know yeah yeah. It's like when something's very beautiful imperfect and it's like we're just gonna like ruin it now with with latin art clothes that are more expensive than i normally even been the staple if it's like a black cashmere sweater which i should you should wear it. You buy a black cashmere sweater because it goes with a lot of things and you can wear it a lot but i i have like a couple items of clothes that are like this is a key for the nice tie eh once you've had it for three years and you've worn at once and it's a white button down right. I'm on three hundred dollar. Yes i have that with notebooks to where every time i get new notebook. I'm like my handwriting has to be perfect and every word or else. I need to spy anew notebook and start over every notebook could be the key to me being a genius right right by hand like perf- all righty longer things. It's so funny true and it's like the the you can but it's like you can get another notebook you can get. It's like technically quickly like cognitively. The candle is not even like at least the shirts expensive. The candle is like ten dollars one dollar three dollars. Do you know what i mean like. Sometimes i buy achiever candles just so that i feel like i can. I can light them. Have them go for longer than i'm like. Well you know throw it to the win. Cures live right. I mean i'd everybody gets a fuck call. Everybody should get cut notebook. Candle fickle new cashmere sweater. Do hysteria emerged hysteria branded buckle about hysteria blah brandon a black cashmere sweaters though i would wear it if it had a little oh a little mouth showing right here you talked to the merge people after <hes> okay well. That's all the time we have for this serious and then yet not very serious this episode of hysteria dana kayla and karen thank you for stopping by thanks to shannon watts for dialing in thanks hula semester monico also calling in and there will be more hysteria stereo.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Hysteria
"I mean there's there's a lot of women i know the dams linda says there's there's a book called men women and chainsaws. That's that was written about like nineteen seventies horror the way that it appealed to teenage boys and <hes> and i don't wanna get too into it but it's really good and fun if you're into film criticism basically this <hes> the author of the book argued dude that adolescent boys were able to identify with the monster the faceless like horny masculine but not quite human monster <hes> mhm until the moment when the final girl like i was able to beat the monster then they could switch identities to the final girl because the final girl was usually sorta tomboyish she didn't have sex open to like so the horror movies basically allowed them to identify with both the pursuant and the person that was being pursued <hes> <music> but only at moments of victory which is like super interesting but we call like boys that will stab a puppy psychopaths right but we then don't call them psychopaths when they terrorize a person barely yeah like if you walk known caused norman mailer like literally stabbed woman at a party. He's a psychopath yeah yeah but nobody calls. I just did goods goods been done. You know we had this woman over at our house the other day and we were we were visited by mountain lions at our at our home. What yeah i live. I need a gun on yeah. That was my oh you need to friend. Irene hit out malalai. Take everybody has a bad line but but the point was this woman came over and she lives you know locally and she said my husband's sheriff and we we've got bears and mountain lions and he always has his piece so when i walked the dog you know oh he comes out with me and he checks the trees and he always has piece on him so are even go for a walk unless i'm with my husband. He's a retired sheriff and i said like i know what she's talking about. She won't do unless she's with her husband. I'm like i'm way more afraid of your husband than i am of anything that i could encounter on that road yeah you can defeat him out in line with like a can of quarters that you shake only feels like a fair fight like i'm also in their backyard so it's like it's it's on me. You know what i mean but yeah i like. Men are are so threatening in a way that i think men two women that that i don't think men will ever understand understand like this is so minor but truly on the drive here. <hes> homeless man pulled out his penis that i saw <hes> and it just it's like viscerally shook me the nine in the morning penis time not be some rules such as even like we have yet. We just need to have some boundaries like no penises out until eleven. It's not okay to have a glass of wine with a meal. It's it's not okay to have your dick out for traffic's good drivers so really like it's like brunch. It's like a brunch dick like it's the most the most addictive like eleven thirty on. It's it's like a fair game on the weekends. The rest of the week twelve thirty or later <hes> just viscerally shook me and my heart rate has not gone down down and i'm like a sort of like really when i cited towards violence like when i wanna hurt somebody i was in my car and a guy pulled up next to me was looking at me and i looked at him and then i realized he was stroking him and i wanted to like you know. Firebomb is car like i wanted to light. Somethings wrote in his passenger window and right right. That's what i want. Did you learn that from a movie. I did and knight rider now but i but but the thing is is that when i have that impulse to just want to blow up some guy's car one. I'm never going to do it. I'm never going to do it. I can say with one hundred percents certainty. I'm never going to blow up. Somebody's car but to to it's because i've been assaulted and yet these guys with these guns. You know they not what what are you afraid could happen to you you well. They haven't been given a government granted vagina attractive woman and it's also massively unsafe for you to for you to attack that person person you know what i mean like. I i would say the reason i wouldn't act on my like. Why don't you say something. Why don't you do something and it's like a lot of times. The reason when something happens to you you don't do or say something thing is because i don't know what this who. This person is. I don't know who this what what they are capable of right so the impact that it can have on like my safety and my person is something i'm taking into consideration. Yeah i mean that's the thing i think that's so scary about random acts of violence and because we tell ourselves stories about what we can do to prevent things from happening to us us and then things happen in el paso and things happen in dayton and things happen in santa barbara things happen everywhere and there's literally nothing in any of those people could have done to stop that from happening. <hes> save going out. Save never had a gun people got to them zid having seconds and and still they have those those <hes>. I wish i knew more about guns but i they had the photo of the all the bullet magazine the magazine is the import they can ensured so many route and then it's in second. Those are multi media which is why it's an assault rifle yeah why it shouldn't be but it's like even if someone there arab a good guy with a gun and was trained jason born. You need a good guy with a time machine in order to defeat a bad guy you literally. You need to go back and stop the bad guy from even unlike to buying a gun. That's that's the only way to stop it. Yeah that is such a good quote that they should say like a good guy with a gun who like it's like to stop them from buying like the good guys with guns who who do what we talked about like who are interested in the safety classes and putting it away and lacking in case in the house with kids and all that business you know that's tell you stop a guy a bad guy with a with a time machine. No no no i mean the good guys with guns should be the loudest advocates for gun safety. Yeah sorry there's been some good. No there's been some good quotes you also head. Everyone gets a fuck whole honestly. I've been sitting on the entire episode. I was just like that's. I mean indeed. Everyone exactly you'll get a fuck exactly fuck. Oh yeah we just really glazed over over the falco common. Everyone just moved on and they're like yeah. Violence sounds like we did these government. Mandated fuck halls just on the tip of michaela's. Oh ooh amazon can ship it to you in twenty four hour right. It's a silicon little flop. See little things a flashlight kind of pens. They come in different flavors areas. Yes that are shaped like feet for guys with weird finishes yeah. I'm so quentin tarantino. Quentin tarantino has one of those <hes>. We have to end this conversation. I'm doing about one thing i think you will like. I went to nepal leg. You asked about other countries and it's like i remember when i i've been to zimababwe and nepal nepal. Was i mean this is. I think it's ridiculous. They were on the like. Don't travel to it list because of their internal revolution in zimababwean mugabe was there and like the the interesting thing about when you watch the news and you see a place that has a quote unquote war zone and it's like it's always in this moment of like after the bomb's gone off or when the tragedy has happened <hes> and it i remember being a child and and looking at that and thinking and thinking that oh when you're in iraq or when you're in syria when you're there it's like it's just back to back like smoke bombs and the reality of the situation jewish in from being in like a riot from being in a few situations that were genuinely very scary is that it's people are going to buy bread. People are shopping shopping. People are having their normal day in the market and then all of a sudden. It's like something happens in the road clears out. You know whether that's a bomb going off or a riot starting or whatever it it is. It's it's it's what's so scary is it's normal normal normal normal and then just on a normal day nine eleven. That's that's that's what that's what a war zone really feels like <hes> and it's terrifying because of the frequency with which those those moments violence are happening. I mean does in that way. Does america feel a little a bit like a war zone to. I mean i think the parallel i think the parallel is a fair one when you when you don't have gun control. I don't think it's the same as if you're if you're literally in syria iraq but yes yes. I think that the frequency of baghdad markets you know like oh back when he killed in this market and you're just like oh. It's just another day. That's what we're becoming. Yes yes with shootings. There is a tweet mass shootings. There's some great tweet about millennials that are like wire on millennials like anxious nervous about these things like i don't know because when we were eight we watch two thousand people die on live t._v. Nothing's got. I always wanted to always dive into the effects of that. I'm just curious of what can i can. I know you're ending so oh. Can i tell you the end of a really beautiful rachel held evans quote yes. Oh yeah rachel held evans a christian author who recently passed way too young who who did some incredible work for the community that she was in and she was also schuster platform to elevate voices of people of color was just great so yes please toni morrison r._i._p. Tony well. I'll just give you the first part in the last part because it's a little long but she says if you're looking for versus with which to support slavery you will find them if you're looking for versus with which to to abolish slavery you will find them if you're looking for verses for which to oppress.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Hysteria
"And we're back <hes>. I guess i'm not gonna take too much time making goofy small talk before we get get into this section and the topic. We're going to talk about today. <hes> i have a basket of multi hyphen with me at the table to talk about an issue that is very serious. They're all reacting positively right now nodding and smiling at <hes> we're gonna be talking about a series issue today. I want to introduce the people that are going to be joining me. I we have an actor and writer karen deal well. Hey karen hi. Oh i have to say that's right. I just smiled into just took to the microphone and they're all staring say something dumb bitch. She did say something dumb bitch so thank you that next up we we have writer dana schwartz hi hello welcome great to have you great to be here and last but not least we have actor her comedian multi hyphen it michaela watkins halo for the second week in a row rare to michaela so actually youtube both of us and michaela writing. I was just laughing at karen's face when you introduced her because she froze and i knew at your look with and correct me if i'm wrong because you were still in the. I can't believe i overslept this morning warning. I did oversleep. I woke up at nine ten and we record it nine twenty and i was panicked and i sent carolina nemo. I'm so sorry to do this on the eric tale. I could tell that just not your style well. That's terrifying yeah. That was terrified oversleeping. Here's here's something that happened this morning and michaela was i was about to tell you about this so yesterday i was driving and bus pulled up next to me and michaela's face was on the side of the fun because michaela has a new show. That's coming out called the unicorn and <hes> it was an advocate. It was like michaela's at a dinner party and everybody. It's like warm lighting and everyone's having a good time i was thinking before i went to sleep last night. I'm excited to watch unicorn record but that's going to be a really good show and this morning right before i woke up i had a dream. I was watching the unicorn acting in it but in the show you were gay and <unk> proposing to a girlfriend in how you are proposing with a round blue ring interesting yeah kate middleton. This is erin pitch to be the writer on the show is that because you're watching for weddings and a funeral. I'm not watching for weddings an annual. I have been watching. I think you should leave for like the fifth time as a comfort in this kind of chaotic week. I i like sometimes. We'll fall back into shows where i'm like this. I can't take anything new in right now <music> after this week. I'm like ready to watch a homework movie for the first time i know yeah i was very comforting. Yeah i was watching the hotdog the hotdog car crashing into the <hes> a clothing store sketch yesterday because somebody pointed out when ivanka trump said you know all this violence is terrible and think about what's happening in chicago. Somebody responded bonded with like four panels from this sketch of the guy being in the hot dog sleeping like ooh grab slot dog car rebound because being white supremacy who who can have advocated. You're such a thing. Whoever did this just can fat. They're just such controls. I can't even believe yeah. I just it's unbelievable so let's let's talk talk about this. Week's topic <hes> the two shootings this week in el paso and dayton ohio as we speak people in el paso dayton are mourning the deaths of thirty one people who have died as a result of mass shootings that occurred over the weekend and one of the things that i was thinking about as i was prepping for the show is is that these mass shooting events have sort of become become like punctuation marks in our lives like like when <hes> newtown happened. Everybody was like we just had to go to work. Workpeople still just had to go to work. People still just had to live when this happened. People still just had to go to work and still just had to live and as i was just going about my life i was just thinking about how <hes> <hes> how fragile normalcy is and how all it takes is one person with violent intentions and a violent ideology to come. I'm in and just shatter the normalcy of anybody's life and turn it into something horrific and tragic and how violence has become such a part of american society in american life that it's just something that's like woven into our expectations. Every every day is something that could just go completely south which is a really bad mindset even the to me the nightmare. That's like the aspect of that that the scariest is that anyone you know. Anyone's life could just be shattered in an instant and then just the rest of the country for like ninety nine percent of the country. There's like watch. The news feels sad right a tweet but then like you said just like get on with your life and like all these republican senators are being hopes and prayers gotta do something for mental health and there nothing is happening so it's this horrible nightmarish treadmill the the same cycle disrepute over and over and we have no control where it's like these little things are happening in isolation in a bubble and then we're all living in a different plane of reality or something thing. It's <hes> i'm not articulating it clearly because i'm just very angry and like upset. It's something so paralyzing about the fact that there's been no real reaction to it. It feels like yeah. I mean it's not just mass shootings like it's it's beyond that it's like gun violence in urban areas it is gun violence that leads to suicide. It is violence against women. It's violence in the media kieran. Do you think that america is inherently a violent country. I feel like i i feel like a lot of countries are violent and i'll be i mean honestly like especially you know like i was born in britain and nyc. I've traveled a bunch and like there's violence. There's violence everywhere. It's that the easy access to guns really seems like the thing here it's like. It feels like easy access to guns. I mean the thing especially with the mass shootings these these are their children. It's like they're nineteen or twenty. One of these are very young. People who are going got in doing this and that's really awful like it's like the the tragedy of being that young and feeling like that's your only option or that's your only way out and you're going to commit this horrific vic act of violence like on a bunch of other people in ruin their lives and then also kill yourself or whatever it is like it's that's an ideology thing so i kinda n._f._l. Like a little bit of the the way that you get community support off the internet. Which i know is something that was discussed. It's like the way that there can be a community unity of people who are encouraging one another that that to me strikes me is like more of a problem and then and then quite frankly it's like access to guns uh-huh though those laws do make a massive difference in terms of gun violence goes down and that's been seen international well. Let's talk a little bit more about who commits violent acts ax michaela. Have you noticed similarities beyond being young well. What's interesting karen is that these are like nineteen year olds. These are boys basically who are committing a lot of these mass shootings in schools and whatnot and what struck me in two thousand nine. I went to iraq for you know to entertain the troops during the war were and i was like these are babies all walking around with machine guns and you know they were the same age as my nephew <hes> and or just like a couple of years older i guess but they don't handle it. Well like these kids were really stressed out and it is not <hes> you know it is not. I don't think a natural thing like you say is our country violent. I think i think violence isn't necessarily the the a desire to go. Kill somebody. I don't think is inherent necessarily but i think that we have so many factors in our society that contribute to that and i think and most recently like you were saying the reason. This has gone so haywire. I feel like space specifically white. Supremacy is because there is with technology the first people to sort of conquered technology worthies extremist groups that were able to you know always extremist groups are able to like take on technology. Oh gee and rampant up the internet was here and it was advertised us like hey you can email your grandma and it went to nazis or like sweet this lugging a really spread our message and let's plan a rally. The technology is only an extension of people right so it's like the square those we're is about you know mobile this. This was a feature documentary. That's about <hes> how arab spring was a result of facebook. Organizing social media organizing in them really did have a real world impact by the same token. It's like you have in sales or members of isis or whatever it is like the communities for those places too. It's really just an extension of the what acumen are like well to some degree but also i do think that the internet magnifies people's worst impulses by dehumanizing each other and then they sort of feed into this takes a back loop where like on a forum people can say like. I say things in on the internet that i would never say in real life. I'm like fuck you look blah blah and i've never in my life told all the person face to face fuck you in like these <hes> communities i think galvanize each other and feed off each other thinking they're worst impulses because they're not going to not a face to face yeah but he out in the world and you're trying to look impress one another and they keep one upping each other and so he's like sub communities were. Maybe these boys are feeling belonging for the first time they like idolized. <hes> i don't i will have opinions on this but the the shooter of the <hes> movie theater shooting <hes> <hes> he was like an icon there was like an amazing article that was talking about like all the fan art about him like in these sub communities there being like like brainwashed yeah. I'm yeah i mean they also idolize people who have committed similar acts like the person who shot who targeted sorority girls. I don't want to like say their name on into a microphone. The person who <hes> in two thousand fourteen targeted sorority girls out here in california <hes> and left a video manifesto. He's he's viewed kind of as a hero to them and it just today until yeah yeah i mean let's talk about in cells and like negative attitudes toward women and the through line in between that and violent acts because it's it's turning out that the person who attacked outside of a in a busy bar district in dayton ohio actually actually was a member of a musical group that sang about rape fantasies and seemed to have some really misogynous views. So what do you think the tie is between misogyny rajdhani and violence. I think that any element of dehumanisation where you go into any sub reddit that's like an intel separate and it's shocking the way they just generalize women in the same way like racism is about generalizing a group of people and dismissing them as like the el paso shooter was was targeting. You know a latin x people specifically. I think anything that that takes a group of people and says they're the enemy and so one thing. That's really really pissed me often. I i mentioned this before we started. Airing is all these smug people on twitter who are like <hes>. These guys are like assigned a legal prostitute like oh. If these guys were getting weekly blowjobs they wouldn't be angry when shooting which makes me so got him angry because it's just perpetuating the exact same thing that makes these people feel <hes> <hes> that women are like the enemy like these objects that oh themselves certainly so it's like these smug people who think that commodifying women i and like giving them to unwash- nerds is the way to stop violence. They're like being like i found the solution. I found the logical libertarian solution socialism it gets a funchal beveren gets get object woman but they don't understand like that is the exact mentality that that it's it's a center builds these type of people on the internet this logic driven like women are only want money and they are fucking chads and not not betas are like whatever their we're terminology is like chad thing is wild yeah like the cia i definitely read over one of the thing one of i wrote over like the <hes> there is a reformed in cell article and so he was talking about it but the obsession with plastic surgery and actually reminded me a lot of los angeles. I was like oh oh yeah these these facial measure measurements in some plastic surgeon in the middle of the country who was <hes> <hes> who became this like chad icon or this icon. I'm sorry what is it chad. Oh the handsome chiseled guys social hierarchy right golfer male like the jock right male okay and so the this is they are aspiring to these east dimension. There's actual hierarchy <music> on earth where <hes> where you know essentially based on what you look like you're desirability to women is going to drastically increase or decrease which isn't untrue but.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Hysteria
"To support twenty twenty democratic senate candidates so that we can take the majority away from him and finally get the gun reform that america desperately needs. I wanna give a shout out this week to our listeners in texas and ohio our the thoughts in our hearts are with you. Hey eliza elissa good morning erin. It has been a rough week. It has been a really sad week. Yeah and i think you know you and i find find ways to explore bits of laughter in bleak weeks but this feels like a week where maybe we need some reinforcements and maybe we need to focus on action rather than laughter right. Sometimes the thing that makes us such awesome women is that sometimes we know we're not enough. No we're definitely on. We're not enough this week and so we needed to bring people who love hysteria a little more meat yes yes and so we thought that there was nobody better to talk to this week than shannon watts shannon is the founder of moms demand action. She's been on hysteria before. She was a guest guest on the panel section and she was great. <hes> moms demand is a grassroots movement that advocates for public safety measures to combat gun violence watts founded moms demand action <unk> herself after the sandy hook shooting twenty twelve. The organization now has six million members in every state. I didn't know there in every state until i was prepping for this every state eight and as i was prepping for this i realized i had not joined and so i joined made a donation this morning. Oh good for you i need to do that. As soon as we get off the mike <hes> well the last we had our on was was to celebrate gains made in the eighteen midterm elections. It was decidedly celebratory mood <hes> but this week less so there are two mass shootings in twenty four hours. There's this weekend that killed twenty nine people so we need concrete ways to act. We need shannon watts. Let's dial her up. Hello is this shannon shannon. I thank you for being with us. We know it's it's probably been a busy week. What was your first response as a person to the violence in el paso in dayton ohio well you know i i was in washington d._c. This weekend we have every year something called gunson's university and it's an annual event where we pull all of our volunteers together. It just happened happened to be in washington d._c. This year so two thousand of us were in the middle of training when we started getting these alerts on our phones there was an active shooter in el paso texas and we had a lot of volunteers from texas including some from el paso so we took time out we regrouped we comforter those the two felt retraumatize we had a lot of gun with survivors there <hes> and also to see how we could support our texan volunteers and you know typically that night we would have had an award ceremony in a dance and instead <hes> several hundred volunteers walked from the white house to the capitol as part heart of a vigil because they were devastated but also as part rally because they were outraged. This was happening again in this country and and then we woke up the next morning and there had been yet another mass shooting and honestly i don't know how to describe it other than it's surreal <hes> and shannon what did you think of president trump's response to the violence in dayton and in el paso well i mean his response is they're always so strange and not bought out all over the board. I mean i think the first thing he did was to tweet with exclamation points almost like he's he's excited about the breaking news and then he tweeted and somehow linked background checks to immigration reform as though you know it was the fault of these people who were innocent victims of gun violence that somehow the chew were intertwined <hes> and then he walked back and started talking about supporting background checks and red flag legislation <hes> you know the the president into wild card and it really is up to us to put pressure sure on our senators who have the power in the control in this situation <hes> to take advantage of two things one is that the gun violence prevention movement stronger occur than it's ever been. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers six million supporters were changing hearts and minds. We've seen that even in the last few days where republicans have said i can't oppose these commonsense gun laws anymore and the other piece of it is at the n._r._a.'s weaker than they've ever been. They don't have the same stranglehold on our lawmakers that they use is to an so lawmakers have more freedom to do the right thing in this situation so i would ask anyone listening right now to text the word checks to six four four three three fee h._e._c. chaos and we will connect you with talking points to your senator see you can make that request. A lot of people who have been in pro gun in the past have had a public change of heart. They said they'd they've had a change of heart. What does a person need to demonstrate to you to show that. They're sincere this year about actually enacting gun reform. I think it's such a great question because if we haven't been taliban that we're only going to work with democrats on this we will never win in the long run because politics is cyclical and we have to get republicans to vote the right way on this issue as as well as democrats especially given what polling shows the vast majority of their did you support this so we have to make room for people to have a change of heart in mind even if it's because they've been personally affected even if it's for political expediency i mean if you look at some of the candidates who are running for president and the democratic side. They used to have a ratings from the i._r._a. And now they're incredibly strong gun safety advocate so what did they have to do if they make a promise and they change their mind and say they will do the right thing and we have to let them do that and we have to support them. If they failed to follow through we have to hold them accountable and that what is the benefit of having now the scratch army if lawmakers do the right thing we will have their backs and if they don't we will have their job. Here's questions so obviously very busy. They have full time jobs. They have families but everybody just feels a need to help in some way what can ordinary the people due to take action. Today you do not have to carve out a fulltime workweek to be an activist. It's so important to remember knbr that every little bit of activism matters even if you're just making the call i mentioned earlier or sending an email or using hashtag or go to gun sense the motor dot org and see where your candidates stand on this issue be educated and vote accordingly all of it matters <hes> and just getting out the sideline and <hes> we talk all the time about nap division. Which is this idea especially for. Moms that you know if your kids are taking a nap or you happen to have thirty minutes your voice matters. I mean if you look at aaa for example. We were trying to get them to stop open carry. It took three days using the hashtag britos not bullet right so it it can be this idea that hashtag activism is somehow less than people who are in the trenches. Maybe doing this forty hours a week but it's just not fair and it's not true so i would just ask everyone to get involved because until we have strength in numbers. We're we're gonna continue to struggle on this issue. It takes every american as somebody who's been involved in advocating for change after countless mass shootings now. I guess since sandy hook i i've lost count of how many there have been but is there anything indifferent about this time yeah well first of all i. I believe there's been change after every national shooting tragedy. <hes> people always say oh. Nothing's happen in sandy hook and i think it's because they mean there hasn't been this cathartic moment in congress there waiting for but moms demand action happened after sandy hook the largest grassroots movement in the country they can finally go toe to toe with the gun lobby <hes> after the horrific tragedy and parkland we tripled in size as an organization so i think the m- the needle has ben moving all along and it's like marriage equality. We are building momentum in state houses in boardrooms that will eventually point congress and the president in the right direction and <hes> but the other point. I wanna make really quickly as look. This is not just about mass shootings and school shootings. This is about the daily gun violence that kills one hundred americans whether whether it's gun homicides in city centers or suicides and rural communities all of it matters and we have to fix all of it so we have so how many people i mean we all are just engulfed in coverage about twenty twenty and the twenty democrats running and donald trump and i think that sometimes it just overshadows some of the really important things that are going on going into twenty twenty what are things that you want people to be on the lookout for and sort of local collections and initiatives that they can be they can be supporting yep great question so in two thousand nineteen. We have to remember their elections happening at the state level and one the most important elections is in virginia because every seat in the general assembly is up for election. We've berry narrowly missed having a gun sense majority. We have a governor there who we know we'll. We'll find stronger done laws. It's eh as backyard. It's also where many crime guns come from through the iron pipelines country because their gun laws are so lax so we will be working very hard as an organization on that election looking at twenty twenty. It's a sea change in american politics that every single candidate including the president the the republican primary and the president is competing to see who can be the best on this issue. That's not happened before guns with always considered the third rail of american politics check so we're seeing these really innovative ideas and policy papers coming out from candidates. The people should look at those and decide you know what makes sense to them. As inside who their candidate is and again done motor dot org can help you see where other candidates stand on this issue <hes> we're giving out gun senate candidate distinctions between now and the election that that would be another guy <hes> as well as making endorsements and it's still important to know where your candidate stands on this issue do they have an a rating from the array because if they do that means they align with their toxic agenda. Are they silent on this issue then you need to ask them very clearly to take a stand and if they're good on this tissue we need to reward them by voting for them shannon. Thank you so much for joining us <hes>. You're always wonderful. Guest and i hope the next time we speak. It's under better under circumstances but you've really given us some concrete steps that we can take and thank you for that. Thank you and in one of the things just as an f._y._i. For you all were having our first ever gun forum with at least ten presidential candidates in iowa on saturday and it's gonna live stream all day. Oh great a listen. You know what new plans for saturday obviously you know me shannon. Thank you so much. We'll talk care well. Unless i've got at a few words your word thank god for shannon watts. Thank god for shannon watts. You know one thing. I wanted to say that i read that. I thought was just it stopped. Got me in my tracks. What more americans have died from gunshots. Since nineteen sixty eight than in all the wars combined in american history that is is disgusting disgusting. That's disgusting but you know what shannon said. I think gave me a little bit of hope. It has been dark week like we mentioned but she's right. It does does feel like the tide is turning and no tragedies where people die from gun violence should be occurring. It's always going to be a tragedy but i think if if we look long term were moving in a positive direction and i hope as people in el paso and in dayton ohio he'll that we can use what what we've learned over these last years to actually enact real change. I'm for that. I'm for that too okay. Let's skip toast and rose this week just because it's yeah be weird if he's super weird but eliza hopefully next time we talk it will be a little bit less bleak and.
"shannon watts" Discussed on With Friends Like These
"Hi i'm ana marie cox and welcome to with friends like these where we talk about the differences between us about letting them divide us this week's guest expert witness of sorts on this she's been working for several years as an actress and one of america's most controversial areas trying to control compromises out of politicians while remaining true to eight passionate base she is shannon watts a name that is probably familiar to any friend of the pod in good standing she's the founder of the anti gun violence group moms demand action she's a frequent guest on cable news an pod save america and she's probably crossed their twitter feed at time or to her new book is fight like a mother had a grassroots movement took on the gun lobby in why women will change the world it is part memoir her hands are in our conversation i got her reflect on some of the messier parts of that movements journey her own mistakes and what kinds of lessons organization has had to learn to make it self both affective inclusive and more inclusively affective if you've ever wondered whether shannon watch this thought about the optics of a bunch of suburban white ladies trying to do something about suburban school shootings answer is that she had thought about it and that's why moms demand action is about a made up of a lot more coming right up channel so shannon welcome to the show thank you for having me i am really excited to talk to you i've talked about you a fair amount on the show mainly in are rockies sign a good way i hope it's well yes because we do these ads varieties and you're the first person i ever knew that more them so at apparently like i don't just mean like almost every single moms demand action volunteer they love them okay so we had made clear that there's there's not a paid endorsement right don't wish that i had free rockies for the rest of my life me i'll see what i will say that would be interesting like side benefit to this career that you've you've put together 'em that's why you're marching right 'em i think a lot of people are familiar with moms demand action an i i think maybe some people even have sort of a general idea of you're a superhero origin story which is you know the short version is it you were very much activated by the sandy hook massacre i kinda touchy about the the the suit the origin of the superhero origin story in a way because that's one of the things i found most interesting about your book with what set you up to be the person or to be ready to take action after sandy hook you wanna talk a little bit about that through the precursors to what was happening with u n y y sandy hook you as hard as it did you felt you had to take action yeah you know i was really struck by gun violence in this country not personally but just really secondhand watching it i can't remember i was a college student in texas when there was a shooting massacre at a restaurant called luby's andy was on the news this is really when news channels started doing a lot of the twenty four hour coverage and the visuals that were coming out of that were so disturbing and i can remember feeling very distraught and sort of disbelieving but this could happen in america it made me feel very unsafe and then be shooting tragedies kept happening you know i was a very young mom west tiny kids when columbine happened i was a busy working mom when virginia tech happened a a same with gabby giffords an each time i thought okay so one is gonna do something they're they're gonna fix this because this seems so out of character for a country that values safety in other ways aunt then i would stay stay at home mom for about five years in indiana when the sandy hook tragedy happened that day i was watching.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"We try to make it very simple to get involved and get active and use your time wise. Like a piece that you wrote recently about Nancy Pelosi and some of the things that you've learned from her when did if you could talk a little bit about that. I recently saw Nancy Pelosi speak just last week actually, and she's just so inspirational and I really liked us lot of sort of looking to her. You know, people tend to much like you. In fact, you know, demonize her about certain things, but, but looking to her as sort of a source of inspiration for mothers. Yeah. I that was really an honor to be able to interview her in San Francisco at the wing. She has been an inspiration to me from the very beginning, when we had a press conference in two thousand thirteen around the mansion to me Bill, we were not even six months old and here I was that stay at home mom from Indiana, and she welcomed us with open. Arm to have a press conference. She stood at our side. I can remember she whispered in my ear. You know, you should be so proud mothers. We'll get this done, and she has been with us every step of the way for the last six years, regardless of, of what condition she was in and by championing gun safety. She made sure that just five days into this new congressional session that a background checks Bill was introduced and pass through the house HR eight were waiting for the Senate to take it up. But several pieces of gun safety legislation passed the house already this year. And I know without a doubt that she will make this happen to me. She's so incredibly inspiring. She was a momma five when she became a congresswoman in her late forties. And she is so not intimidated, nor does she care about the blowback that she gets on anything people, mostly men are raid of her and her power. Our and she talked a lot about how being the mome gave her the skills that she needed to negotiate and to manage her time and to multitask. And I think those same characteristics are exactly why moms demand action has been successful because our volunteers inhabit those skills as well. I love when she says a new say this in your piece about her too, and she says, no year. Why that seems so powerful to me to think that if you know why you're fighting you, you keep going, you know? And I think for so many of us who are moms. You know, our, our kids are a big part of our y and that's what keeps us going and what keeps us fighting for things like gun sons, but also for things like climate change, you know, that, that knowing that there's something that lives on beyond to you is really a powerful motivator. I totally agree with that. You know, I had this really interesting conversation recently went Seraya Shomali. She's a feminine. Twos. Written the book rage become her, and we talked about the double edge sword of being a mom and being an activist. Because on one hand, you shouldn't have to be a mom, you should just be able to have credibility as a woman, but we know that in America, ever since prohibition that in order to be a woman in an activist you can't really be fighting about your own Inger you're fighting because you're, you're angry on behalf of your children. And that is just an incredible incredibly powerful emotion and a motivator. And we also have to be pragmatic, you know, she talks about how this is the reality in twenty nineteen that, that, that candidates want our own tears, to stand with them in the red shirts as mom, because we're the majority of the voting public, and it is sort of secret saw to organizing and my favorite, quote, is a quote actually by Agatha Christie, and she says a mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows. No law. No pity it dares all things and crushes down. Remorselessly all that stands in its path. And I think that's exactly right. On no matter what the issue is you should not get an mothers way when she is on a mission to protect your child. Remind us how to get your book. Yep. It would be great if people would preorder preorder help make the book a bestseller..
"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"I just met this person through moms demand action a year ago and they're going on vacations together. And I also think that social media makes us feel like we know one another and then every single year we have something called gun sense, university. I can remember the first year. We did it two thousand fourteen we had sixty people there last year we had over fifteen hundred and it was only half of our leadership volunteers this year August. We're going to be doing it in, in Washington DC, and it's just such an amazing opportunity for these women who know each other feel like they knew each other from all across the country to get together and solidify. Those relationships and the other mazing thing that I've seen happen over the last six years, is that women are getting tattoos, whether it's of our or our name or something that says, one tough mother so many of them have these permanent tattoos because they feel empowered. And I think that really is what Foster's these relationships and this, you know, throaty sometimes has pejorative connotations, but I do think it has become the sisterhood, and that is something I never could have predicted. So your, your children are all a little bit older now as Sophian, I have young sons to, to have advice for mothers of younger children. So my kids are seven and four in Sophie son, is three, you know, sort of thinking about our kids going to school, thinking about sort of raising our kids to be to be strong and fierce. But, you know, also. Being very mindful of what the world is really like right now. So many of our new volunteers come to us, and I wanna be clear that we're no longer just mothers. We were mothers and others much like mothers against drunk driving. We welcome all carrying Americans men, non mom's etcetera. But so many of them come into the phone's not because they've necessarily been impacted by gun violence. But because it had to send their toddlers, or their kindergarteners to either daycare preschool or kindergarten. And those very tiny children, have had to be a part of what can be very traumatizing lockdown drills, the idea that you're going to hide in your bathroom closet. And a piece of wood is going to protect your child from the spray of an air fifteen strikes fear into the heart of every single parent. That is often why they join our organization because they think I gotta do something. This is so scary so absurd. We act as though gun violence is an act of nature that it can't be prevented when in reality, we know that it is a man made act of cowardice, you look at any other high income country. We have twenty five times higher gun homicide rate than any nation. And so this is just unacceptable. And that is why so many people come into the fold because they don't want their children to have to endure lockdown drills. We are talking not so long after yet another school shooting at a school shooting in Colorado. If, if people are looking at that are thinking about, you know, sending their own kids and worrying about that at, you know what, what are some of the things that you would suggest that they do. How do they join moms demand action? What are some of the, the ways the you want them to, to get involved in to act on this? Yeah. You know, I am Colorado, parents two weeks ago. I woke up to attack thing that my. Didn't have school. He was one of five hundred thousand kids across the state TEP tone because an eighteen year old was able to fly from Miami to Denver by along gun and ammo and terrorize an entire state, and parents had to grapple with how to tell their children. What happened children had to grapple with whether they were safe in school. And then just a couple of weeks later, there was this horrific school shooting in Denver minute. Sounds like the teams were able to take the gun from a set of parents and that just really brings in all of the issues that we work on. We do work to raise the age. Limit at which someone can buy a gun from eighteen.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Of good bills. Keeping guns out of the handed, domestic abusers, requiring safe storage, red flag logs the which allow family and police to get a temporary restraining order, someone appears to be danger to themselves or others. Just a whole host of stronger gun laws. And in fact, after the Perkin shooting tragedy, when this became a very major conversation in the Geist of America, we tripled inside as a as an organization, we now have hundreds of thousands of volunteers on the ground in every single state, and we were able to take that power and parlay it into political win. So last year, two thousand eighteen was the best year, we've ever had in terms of passing stronger gun laws twenty states, pass stronger gun mounts nine of those laws were signed by Republican governors. And then we parlay that into electoral power, we outspent in outmaneuver. Erred, the NRA in the midterm elections. We elected over one thousand Gunson's candidates across the country. And we were able to flip seven state legislatures to have what we call Gunson's majorities, and we've already gone in and pass stronger gun laws in many of those states. So we've had huge success at the state level last more than six years. So I think that starts to answer one of my questions. But what, what keeps you motivated, what keeps you going, especially in the face of things like the NRA attacking you personally. Well, I'm a volunteer and I have been now for over six years. And I wake up and do this work every day because we're winning. And I get asked a lot, aren't you numb are disappointed. Aren't you dejected? And if you really knew what the winds were on the ground. How many bad logs we've stopped? How many good laws, we've passed the changes we've made in boardrooms you know, I was just leave is last week speaking to over a thousand employees because that company has made this a major part of their philanthropy. And so when we look at the laws that have been passed the lives that have been of saved the fact that every single democratic presidential candidate is competing to be the best on this issue, going into twenty twenty you can see the change in American politics on this issue is no longer third rail. And I believe that this will happen in my lifetime, I on so that it's, it's what kind of keeps me motivated. And gets me up every day to start working on the fresh as well as so many of volunteers who do this almost another full time job. And I think a lot of people this is maybe changing some, but especially a lot of women have been afraid of getting attacked on social media know we saw this before the twenty sixteen election that people were in sort of private Facebook groups, in things instead of talking about their beliefs outwardly on social media. Do you have advice for women, especially who you know, are worried about being attacked are worried about, you know, how to respond when people go after them on social media?.
Colorado man seen in video confessing to killing wife: "I hurt her"
"News. We're getting new details about the Colorado man sentenced this month for killing his pregnant wife and their two toddlers for the first time we are hearing. Chris watts confessed to murdering his wife. So the father of two in a police interrogation room blaming the death of the couple's two daughters. His wife, Shannon. Watts. He would later plead guilty to all three murders. Overnight the Colorado DA's office releasing dozens of videos from the investigation. The watts home being searched by police canines surveillance video showing watts loading items into his truck in the morning after the murder later he seen showing investigators where to find his family's bodies and drone video of the oil field where the bodies were found his wife wrapped in sheets from
The Details of Chris Watts' Triple Murder Case Are Even Crazier Than You Realized
"Even started divorce proceedings. She also never knew that. Watts wife, Shannon. Watts was pregnant she says watch changes story so often she believes he's also lying about Shannon strangling couples two daughters. Reporting live, Connor shreve. KOA newsradio. Thank you. Connor the atoms. Fourteen school district in commerce city being ordered to get a new management entity. See this comes after eight years of dismal student performance in the district, the Colorado state board of education, directed the atoms. Fourteen school district attorney over full management of the district to an external organization superintendent harbor Abrego has a message for parents. We want them to be relieved because
Funeral held for slain pregnant mom, 2 daughters
"More. Than two weeks after their bodies were found near an oil worksite. In, Colorado, Shannon, watt center two young daughters are laid to rest family members of the pregnant Colorado, mother gathering to share. Memories of her four-year-old, Bela and, three-year-old Celeste one pastor calling them full of joy and life this is their father Christopher, watts remains behind bars facing charges for the gruesome triple murder investigators say Christopher buried his wife and dumped the bodies of his two, young daughters into oil
Raiders present check to Oakland Unified School District
"The Oakland Raiders the, Vegas bound raiders have, made a donation to the Oakland unified school district to help save school sports KCBS a scholar Terry. Was there is the raiders president donated a giant check written out for. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars On the tennis courts at Oakland technical high school. The home of the BULLDOGS cheerleaders welcome to raiders president Mark Modane who, issued a check for, two hundred and fifty. Thousand dollars to the Oakland. Unified school district money that will go towards saving the forty percent plus, of the sports programs that were to be cut because of lack of money for the district two hundred and fifty. Thousand of the five hundred thousand needed to save all the sports that were on the chopping block compare that to the one hundred. And eighty two million dollar raiders payroll not much relatively speaking but still much appreciated I'm looking forward to partnership I know. That. It might be a long distance partnership in a minute smokey hidden Hodges the vice president of, the board of education making reference to the. Raiders upcoming, move to Las. Vegas we sit. In this space because the state of California really does not fund education in the way that it needs to be funded. Other private donors. Have also stepped up as the district hopes to make their goal of five hundred thousand dollars a
Red Sox, O'Malley and Theodore McCarrick discussed on WBZ Midday News
"Microsoft says it. Has found fake websites created by a Russian hacker grew with the purpose of infiltrating people's computers CBS, correspondent Annemarie green has details on the alleged cyber scams Microsoft's says it detected and disabled. Websites linked, to the Russian government they, were created to trick people. Into thinking that they were clicking on links managed by two Republican Groups but in reality they were redirected to websites designed to steal passwords and other credentials Relation comes, just weeks after similar discovery by Microsoft lead Senator Claire mccaskill Missouri democrat running, for reelection sort, of all the Russian hackers tried to infiltrate her Senate computer network
Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules
"A group of twenty two state attorneys general and the district of Columbia have asked a US appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's two thousand fifteen landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump. Administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing and open internet the states filed a lawsuit, in January after the FCC voted along party lines to reverse roles. That barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic or. Offering paid
2 arrested for questioning in string of deadly Nashville shootings
"In. Nashville have two suspects in custody in connection with a. String of murders last week one of the suspects the mantra Loxton was found at a home by Nashville PD gang unit and US marshals Lakori little turned himself in the two were wanted for questioning in shooting. Last Friday morning that left two people. Dead as well as shooting Tuesday in which one man was killed a
Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, daughters
"Prosecutors in Colorado this afternoon, officially filed murder charges against Chris, watts the, former Charlotte area man suspected, of killing his pregnant wife Shannon watts and their two young daughters Nicole Atkinson co worker. And friend of, the, murdered, woman whose family is from North Carolina and she says. Chris Watson oddly, connected disconnected after his wife was reported missing cry Kept, saying, the, day that I was over there to house on Monday The. Last time I, talked to him he said I just want to cry and I said why aren't you Authorities found Shinhan watches body, Thursday on property owned by the oil. And gas company that her husband worked for bodies a four year old. Bella and three-year-old Celeste related found
Disturbing priest abuse allegations detailed in Pennsylvania report
"And Indiana Bishop who confronted to cases of alleged priest abuse while posted in Pennsylvania says he. Notified his, superiors and law enforcement about the. Accusations but a Pennsylvania grand jury report says. Bishop. Kevin roads warned against making the cases public. Road says he'll release the names of, priests in his diocese who were. Removed from the ministry following allegations they sexually abused children details revealed are
White House, Brennan and President Trump discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
"Meantime there's a social media battle over Trump's plan military parade. That's been now pushed back until at least, next, year President Trump is, pointing the finger, at local c. officials as to why he canceled plans for military parade this year tweeting that local politicians wanted, a number so ridiculously high there were reports the parade was estimated to cost upwards of ninety two, million dollars DC mayor Mariel bowser responding, to the president on Twitter saying she's quote the local politician. Who finally got through to the reality star in the White House with the realities twenty one point six million. Dollars of parades events, demonstrations in Trump America
Remains found at New Mexico compound are missing boy, authorities say
"First news continues its the seventeenth day of August. New this morning forensic investigators say they have identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose fathers accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote compound, in New Mexico the cause of OB doggone Iwo Hodges death, remained unknown Thursday but the boy's father was among five people arrested on suspicion of child abuse. At that compound that's, where
Officials: Bodies believed to be pregnant mom and kids found on oil property
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Shannon Watts, Denver and Brandon Nimmo discussed on Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane
"And a triple murder case is taking shape north of Denver in Frederick Colorado a thirty four, year old, woman and her two young daughters have been missing authorities now say they're dead and CBS's, Eureka Dunkin tells us the husband under suspicion has now. Been charged have no inclination where she is Christopher Watson the. Last time he saw his pregnant wife, Shannon watts and their two young daughters was around five fifteen Monday morning. When he left for work it wasn't like or not to answer phone caller attacks he said he became worried when he, couldn't reach his wife I came. Home and it was like I walked into a ghost town CBS Denver station case the
President, White House and John Brennan discussed on 24 Hour News
"Virginia democratic Senator Mark Warner finds it interesting President Trump cited erratic behavior for pulling the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan I wonder. If, this White House looked itself in the mirror on that very question the AP saga megani has more from the White House the president says former CIA chief John, Brennan shown erratic conduct and. Behavior, and making wild allegations against the administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders read a statement in which the president said he's also reviewing clearances of, Jim. Colmey, Jim Clapper Susan Rice and other critics many served under President Obama and Sanders was asked if this could be, seen as targeting critics all the president has a constitutional responsibility. To protect classified
Colorado pregnant woman, 2 young daughters reported missing
"The FBI and the CBI are now, involved in the search for a missing Frederick woman and her two daughters thirty. Four year old Shannon watt and her three and four year, old, girls were reported missing Monday husband Chris watch. Says her his kids are as life I talent. You gotta eat that or you're not gonna get. Hurt you know and it's like knocking your snack after I. Missed that Shinhan is fifteen weeks pregnant her person
Smoke from wildfires may be surprisingly deadly
"Clouds this afternoon with, far, fewer thunderstorms compared to yesterday for, the most part the storms are going to go from the central and southern mountains of Colorado straight east in Colorado Springs Pueblo and points farther, south largely missing metro Denver here today tonight. Partly cloudy low fifty nine tomorrow mostly, sunny can't rule out a late day straight thunderstorm high eighty-seven same thing, on Friday and then a better chance for thunderstorms on Saturday from. CBS forum Ashton Altieri on KOA NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM we have seventy six degrees in Aurora. It is eighty four in centennial. The FBI and the Colorado bureau of investigation joining
White House announces ban on most transgender service members
"Live from npr news in washington i'm kyle snyder thousands of young people will march in washington dc and in cities across the country today to push for stricter gun control legislation bears windsor johnston reports of march for our allies protests marks a second major push of teenage activism against gun violence following last one school shooting in parkland florida the studentled rally is the latest push for congress to pass laws that address on violence in schools safety last week thousands of young people stage nationwide school walkouts as part of their pledge to keep the pressure on lawmakers shannon watts founder of moms demand action says the shooting in parkland marked at turning point in the gun control debate i really do think that what happened in in parkland was distraught that broke the camel's back for the country and americans realized we don't have to live this way we certainly don't have to die this way and we have the power to take our nation back from the gum several pro gun organizations are expected to hold counter protests in cities around the country windsor johnston npr news washington police officer involved in the supermarket attack in southern france is being hailed as a hero today after dying of his injuries police lieutenant colonel arno beltran was found injured after police stormed the supermarket bill trim had voluntarily agreed to swap himself with the last remaining hostage president trump has replaced a complete ban on transgender military service with one that makes a few exceptions he issued his latest order last night from member station wb you are in boston martha bebinger reports the white house policy released late friday night replaces a trans troop ban president trump announced via twitter in july the revision raises many questions about whether current trans military members would be discharged and whether any recruits would be allowed in says matt thorne president of the lgbt group out serve it's the chaos that this administration has caused that is undermining our readiness in our lethality in our capabilities not trans servicemembers actually serving and defending this country the ban is on hold while four lawsuits moved through the federal courts for npr news i'm martha bebinger in.
"shannon watts" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"From cafe and wnyc studios welcome to stay tuned i'm pre are americans have power in a democracy and if we stay focused on this issue if we get educated if we use our voices in our votes we can enact real change and elect a congress that won't rely on thoughts and prayers every time there's a mass shooting tragedy that's shannon watts she's the founder of moms demand action and organisation that takes on gun violence in america after the shooting in parkland florida there has been a serious conversation but what we can do to prevent these kinds of massacres from happening again i'm especially pleased to have shannon on the program this week because there's so much misinformation so much rhetoric over the issue of guns in america gun violence in our country that it's good to have somebody who knows your stuff who steeped in the facts who steeped in the issues i can think of no one better to have on the show at this time than shannon watts that's coming up but first let's get to your questions pipe three dishes greg from vancouver canada news is just broke that moeller has dropped 24 charges against re gates and i would like to hear your opinion about this it seems that he has metaphor dead to right so i'm curious what is it the gates might have to be able to get such a great deal keep up the great work thanks very much greg thanks requested so what the spectre manafort i think if you look at the charging documents and you look at the specificity of the charges the you look at how straightforward they are the case against men afford is extremely strong it was extremely strong before gates flat out and decided to cooperate but it's even stronger after the guilty plea and the pledged to cooperate why do i think the case against manafort is so strong because it doesn't seem with respect to a lot of the charges that there's a lot of defence that he can bring to bear in court now you either got income.