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Boston's Pleasant Street MBTA Green Line Station Has Closed Permanently
"That he stop it Pleasant street that stopped closed for good. On Friday, the station being combined with the stop on Babcock Street. It's part of an $8 billion Green Line Transformation project. The ST Paul Street and BU West stations. Also combined into one, The T says fewer stops and longer platforms should make rides along Commonwealth that faster and more reliable. I know seven to Wall Street now to
Brodin gets winner 18 seconds into OT as Wild top Avs 4-3
"Defenseman Jonas Brodin scored his first career overtime winner as the wild slip past the avalanche four three in overtime victory Askar twice and Jordan greenway had a goal and an assist as the wild got revenge after getting blown off five one by Colorado just twenty four hours earlier the wild are up against the ropes with four key members missing from their lineup but Rask says the new faces stepped up it's a great human mind when you see like a lot of big players on the on on the other guys I mean it's not stop it's not so it's it's nice to see the team split the first two games of their four game series in St Paul games three and four are Tuesday and Thursday in Denver Kevin fall most Saint Paul
Paul Tudor Jones Reflects on 2020's Effects on the Economy
"It is my pleasure to bring to you. In exclusive conversation with paul tudor jones the cio of tudor investment corporation. Paul is also the co founder and chairman of just capital and he's the co founder and board member of the robin hood foundation. Paul it is such a pleasure to have you join me today. It's great to be with you julia. You're the nicest personnel wall st. paul. I appreciate that in our viewers are obviously grateful to hear from you. So let's start big picture here. Obviously twenty twenty has been a year like we've never seen a from the global pandemic the sell off in march the historic fiscal and monetary a responses that we saw the election now a runoff in the state of georgia marketing all-time highs or new highs. And of course the vaccine news the white at the end of the tunnel so kind of framing all of that and not a lot to digest. What are your views of the market and also the broader economy. Well i think the the stock market's on its own a combination of fiscal monetary. Pulse that we've never seen before in history like this. Of course that's why you got more companies with a peo over a hundred at any point any other time in history. I think we're something like fifty percent more than we had in the top of the two thousand nasdaq bubble. But there's again if you just compare and contrast and in two thousand we had real rates of about two hundred fifty basis points. We had nominal rates near six percent. And yet you still were able to achieve these lofty valuations for roy added companies. Fast forward where we are now. You've got real rates that are negative two hundred basis points nominal rates zero and again. You can see. You've got tesla nine hundred times earnings because the fact there's really no real good alternative for your cash. And so what we're seeing is what you see. Normally in many post-election years a redeployment of back into risky assets after the fears that are associated with presidential elections in change in parties and the uncertainty and knowing after they go away irrespective la times even with the fundamentals are risk capital comes back in the markets. And that's kind of what we're seeing now and i assume that trend's gonna continue.
More than 300 flights canceled at MSP Wednesday
"Part of the U. S. Is getting hammered by a winter storm affecting holiday travel. No wind. A nice throughout the Midwest is to blame for hundreds of canceled flights. We got on the plane and they got a side of the plane after we got on and we were at the plane for, like, At least 45 minutes. He tried flying out of Minneapolis ST Paul. Nine inches of snow fell there through the night. The wind chill in parts of Minnesota is expected to reach 35 below winter. Weather advisories are also posted for parts east with much of Pennsylvania expecting snow on Christmas morning. Evan Brown
What is happening the final weekend before the election?
"Election Day Tuesday, tens of millions of people have already voted nine million alone in Texas more than all of the votes cast in that state in 2016. I'm Tim Maguire. Pandemic campaigning. I'm Tim a guy with an AP news Minute earlier this week, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz another state officials warn President Trump's campaign the Corona virus restrictions limit large crowds 250 people. Despite that restriction, the campaign continue with plans to host a rally and a hanger of the Rochester airport. Trump says thousands were kept from attending. Tonight. You're Democrat governor tried to shut down our rally. Silence the people of Minnesota and take away your freedom and your rights. Former Vice President Joe Biden also campaign in Minnesota today, holding a car driving rally in ST Paul, You want your voice to be heard. Drop off your ballots. I'll put in a nail or boat safely person any day up through Election Day. But you've got to get it done. This is the final weekend before Election Day Tuesday, tens of millions of people have
Trump and Biden duel in critical state of Florida
"Trump and his Democratic challenger are both focusing on the must win state of Florida with just five days to the election, Joe Biden reaching out to voters in Tampa this evening. However, third I'm going to unite this country and show the world Who American really is. President was in that city earlier today to get out and vote we're creating the greatest red wave in the history of both candidates will be heading to Minnesota tomorrow. Another battleground state. The Trump campaign is moving a rally in Rochester to the town of Dodge Center, hoping to avoid a 250 person limit, which is part of the state's covert 19 safety guidelines. Biden is going to be in ST Paul.
New York PD Officer Suspended Without Pay After Being Caught On Video Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Car’s Loudspeaker
"Sonic NYPD officer has been suspended without pay after video surfaced showing Trump 2020 being blared from the loudspeaker of a patrol car in Brooklyn. The Daily News says The video was recorded Saturday night on ST Paul Place in Flatbush. The officer was reportedly responding to a pedestrian who had flipped. The cop is middle finger because his vehicle was in a crosswalk. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted that the unidentified officer's actions were quote 100% unacceptable period
"st paul" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"ST Paul Hey, hey monix dot com. All right. That crash I just referenced was actually on to 12 at for 90 for eastbound to 12 for 94. Very, very, very slippery conditions down there. A tow truck has just cleared to crash and I mean was still who's still in the picture driving away when this other case car came in. Really, really hot way too fast, lost it augured into the wall. And is now parked in the middle of the freeway. And then a number of other cars spun out around it. Luckily didn't hit this person. But this person is currently parked in the middle of 2 12 at 4 94 very dangerous conditions down there. Including like I mentioned before Highway 62 between 4 94 in 1 69. We've had a number of crashes there, including a rollover crash. Many, many spin offs that long exit on North found 35 W over to 80 that leads to eastbound 36. That baby is still closed while a big crash clears. We also have a crash before you even get there. It's on the left side of north around 35 w, an industrial toe troopers and ambulance. Everybody on scene there. We've got very icy conditions re freeze a big problem this morning, So you're really gonna have to watch it. Don't get confident. Don't get lazy. And drive like a champion. Did you miss? Would you rather you totally missed out. You can always find your favorite shows and segments archived and available for streaming or.
These mayors are calling for monthly income checks to address poverty during COVID-19
"Income lead to the end of poverty. Several of the nation's mayors believe it would Stockton's mayor in California, Michael Tubs, trying to build national support for the idea during the pandemic. 16 other mayors, including the mayors of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and ST Paul, Minnesota, have signed on. NBC News reporting the monthly checks would only go to those in need. Critics worry the plan would give people an excuse not to work.
Trump eyeing Minnesota, Ivanka to visit on Monday
"From the presidential election. Minnesota being a state that President. Trump has said he wants to win after losing to Hillary Clinton, 2016. A recent poll issued by Fox News, though, found the Democrat Joe Biden has a 13 point lead. Ahead of theologian in this state radio, political insider bliss. Olson publicans best hope for Minnesota's turnout larger numbers in key areas like the Northeast and like Southern Minnesota, and so They're going to need to keep excitement there not just because of the presidential race, but because of the House races there. Ivanka Trump, who serves as an advisor to her father, the president. We'll be visiting later today. Here in Minnesota ST Paul Police
Nantes: Arson suspected in fire at Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral
"Firefighters in the western French city of non sir battling a fire at the 15th century ST Peter and ST Paul Cathedral. The cause of the fire is not clear. But French officials have launched an arson investigation. Fire sent black smoke into the air and blew out staying glass windows just over a year ago, a massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris It's all right. It's roof and main spire.
"st paul" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
"Approved a far-reaching police reform bill on Thursday on this vote. The yeas are two hundred and thirty six. The nays are one hundred and eighty one. The bill is passed. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill named after George Floyd will fundamentally transform the culture of policing in America and save lives. Minority, leader Kevin. McCarthy complained that Democrats cut Republicans out of the process. They didn't give us one amendment, nor did they work with us and today. They don't allow one amendment on the floor. They just want to make this political. Instead of rise to the occasion, the bill passed largely down party lines one day after Senate. Democrats blocked. A GOP led police reform bill from coming to the floor. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott One of three black members of the Senate authored that bill on Wednesday Pelosi said Senate Republicans. are quote trying to get away with murder actually the murder of George Floyd. GOP leaders demanded an apology and Pelosi responded on Thursday. Absolutely positively, not the two parties are now locked in a familiar standoff, but the competing bills do share some common ground that could provide a framework for compromise both bills would create a national database of use of force incidents restrict police choke holds and set up new training procedures. The Democratic Bill goes further on some measures while also making it easier for people to sue police officers in civil court. The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal government can quickly deport certain individuals entering the country illegally, and it can do so with limited judicial review world's Mary. Reichert has the details. The ruling centered on the case of a three Lankan native, who was arrested just twenty five yards north of the southern border immigration officials reviewed VJ Kumar Theresa Games case and rejected his claim of credible fear of persecution in his homeland, an asylum officer, then his removal, but Theresa GAM claimed a right to court review of that decision. You can hear the eventual ruling in this comment from Justice Brad. Kavanagh, that, during the march, oral argument, quoting from another settled case, accord has long held that deleon seeking initial admission to the United States requests a privilege and has no constitutional rights regarding his application. So that's a statement of law for eight justices, it ruling was seven to two with justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting the opinion overturns the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and orders. The lower court dismissed. Horizon Games application for review. Reporting for world. I'm Mary, record. CDC Director Robert Redfield says that while the United States has about two point. Three million confirmed Cova nineteen cases. You can probably multiply that by ten. It's old reporters Thursday that in his words, our best estimate right now is that for every case that's reported. There are actually ten other infections looks like it somewhere between five and eight percent of the American public, and that percentage is rising confirmed daily US cases peaked back in April at thirty, six, thousand, four, hundred and this week new daily cases cropped within two thousand of that high watermark, according to an Associated Press Analysis. The daily average has climbed by more than fifty percent in just two weeks. Expanded testing may partially explain the resurgence, but only partially daily deaths, hospitalizations and percentage of positive tests are also rising in some places Dallas. Texas Mayor Eric Johnson, said Thursday. COUVERT nineteen is spreading rapidly in Dallas, county. The data is clear. Our case numbers and our hospitalization numbers which we've been tracking daily are headed in the wrong direction. Texas was one of six states to hit single day. Case records this week. Nevada was another were governor Steve Says lack has ordered the wearing face masks in public. Just under one point, five million people filed jobless claims last week that marked the twelfth straight drop, still an additional seven hundred thousand people applied for benefits under a new program for self employed and Gig economy workers that made them. For aid the numbers suggest the US job, market's gains may have largely stalled as corona virus infections are back on the rise. The government also reported Thursday. The economy contracted at a five percent annual rate in the first three months of the year. The parent company of a popular line of weed killer products announced this week that it will pay billions to settle lawsuits over claims that the products cause cancer worlds, Kristen Flavin and has more. Thousands of sued the Bayer Corporation over its weed killer roundup, which is made by its Monsanto subsidiary. The company maintains that the products are safe, but it also announced this week that it will pay up to nearly eleven billion dollars to settle more than one hundred thousand claims, bear will make a payment of up to nine and a half billion to resolve current litigation in nearly one point three billion to address. Address potential, future, Litigation Monsanto developed life. Is it a key ingredient in round up? In the nineteen seventies, the company said last year that all government regulators that have looked at the issue have rejected a link between cancer and life is at the urbicide, came under increased scrutiny after an arm of the world health. Organization classified it as a probable human carcinogen in two thousand.
Emergency meeting held in South Korea after North threatens military action
"At least half a dozen baseball teams are ready to take the field major league teams and their affiliates may be shut down but but an an independent independent circuit circuit is is set set to to open open on on July July third third with with some some fans fans in in the the seats seats the the American American association association says says six six teams teams will will play play in in three three hubs hubs at at least least at at the the start start of of the the season Minnesota St Paul saints will play home games at Sioux falls stadium along with the South Dakota Sioux falls canaries Manitoba's Winnipeg Goldeyes will be based at Newman outdoor field with north Dakota's Fargo Moorhead redhawks and the Chicago dogs will split play home games at the ballpark Commons with the Milwaukee milkman Rhonda rocks to reporting
George Floyd protesters hit the streets for third weekend in Minneapolis
"Protesters have taken to the streets for a third straight weekend in Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota over the death of George Floyd in police custody Minneapolis city council has unanimously passed a resolution to begin dismantling the police department in transforming the public safety system
How George Floyd's death is changing America
"Nearly three weeks after the death of George Floyd thousands lined up to view his body at a funeral chapel in his hometown of Houston we're duty bound to be here this summer village SO far so we have to be here hundreds gathered his alma mater's jackets high Floyd was a star athlete nation world that is to be found on the side of the bridge and millions watched his funeral on television the young man from humble beginnings can change the world they also listen to his brother both angry and hurting as he asked a congressional panel why maybe by speaking with two today I can make sure that his death would not be in vain to make sure that he is more than another based on a T. shirt more than another name on a list that won't stop growing I'm here to ask you to make it stop from Boston to St Paul protesters pull down statues of Christopher Columbus in Confederate soldiers and generals they even toppled the statue of Jefferson Davis what was once the capital of the confederacy Richmond Virginia there's no push to rename military bases named after Confederate generals and at NASCAR races the Confederate flag is no longer allowed even lady antebellum changed its name all of it as Americans ask serious questions about race and policing in America
Protests continue in Twin Cities after police department is disbanded, protesters call for ousting head of police federation
"Even as some street protests continue changes are coming to police departments around the country starting with Minneapolis where the death of George Floyd at the knee of a policeman set off weeks of demonstrations and calls for change the city council voted unanimously to disband the cinnamon apple as police force replace it with the community safety department WCCO TV is David Truman was worth about a hundred demonstrators outside the police officers federation all all these these people people here here say say they they want want justice justice which which to to them them means means of of getting getting rid rid of of lieutenant lieutenant Bob Bob Kroll Kroll as as the the head head of of the the police police officers officers federation federation one one of of the the speakers speakers called called Kroll Kroll a a liability liability to to the the city city isn't called much worse than that this afternoon to protesters are bringing up girls record with the department and they're doing all this outside the union office which is boarded up and fenced off one of the many passionate speakers today was a woman whose son died in in twenty twenty seventeen seventeen during during an an encounter encounter with with St St Paul Paul
Man charged with arson of Minneapolis Third Precinct station
"Acquire a man from St Paul's been charged with setting fire to a Minneapolis police station twenty three year old Brandon Michael Wolff is charged with aiding and abetting arson related to a fire set may twenty eighth at the Minneapolis police department third police precinct the criminal complaint says wolf was recently fired from his job working security admin arts hardware store after bragging on social media about taking things from the precinct when police arrested what they say he was wearing body armor and had a police duty belt with handcuffs ear piece baton and knife during an interview wolf allegedly told police he was at the third precinct may twenty eighth and push a wooden barrel into a fire knowing it would help the fire continue
D.C. National Guard opens probe into low-flying helicopter over protest
"The National Guard says it will investigate the use of one of its helicopters to hover over protesters near the White House Monday British prime minister Boris Johnson says the death of George Floyd is inexcusable and he understands why people are protesting several thousand people staged a sit in on the front lawn of the capitol in St Paul Tuesday that protest organized by high school students Nancy says he's concerned about social unrest in the United States saying we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life at least ninety three hundred people have been arrested during protests around the country according to account by the Associated
St. Paul mayor says some protesters "intent on sparking violence"
"Read the latest at eleven fifty local politicians questioning who is behind the violence and looting after five days of unrest CBS news special report as protests and riots roiled cities across the nation for the fifth day local politicians are trying to answer the question of who is responsible for the looting and violence overtaking the message of racial inequality after the death of George Floyd Melvin Carter is the mayor of Saint Paul Minnesota yes folks in our streets who are there to burn down are black owned barbershops to burn down our family owned businesses are immigrants own restaurants and it is very clear to me that those people are not driven by a love for our community and there's no way you can argue that those actions are designed to produce a better future for our community quite the opposite he spoke on CNN Carter and the mayor of Minneapolis say about eighty percent of those arrested are from outside the state Carter originally said all protesters arrested Friday were out of towners but says that information turned out to be
George Floyd protests spread nationwide
"Civil unrest rocked dozens of cities across the country last night as demonstrators continue to express outrage over police killings of black Americans triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week in many cities peaceful protests in the day turned into violent clashes with police at night fall in Minneapolis last night National Guard troops joined local and state police in a massive show of force to quell violent protests there but NPR's David Schaper reports there were relatively few reports of buildings being looted or set on fire after previous nights of chaos a few hundred people marched peacefully to protest the killing of George Floyd continuing for well over an hour past the state imposed curfew but as they cross the Mississippi River bridge from Minneapolis and St Paul reading police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd protest groups in other parts of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota Miller feeders of the word is used a heavy police presence in more than four thousand National Guard troops to strictly enforce the curfew in the streets appeared to grow more calm as the night wore on this after several previous nights of mayhem of some neighborhoods torched in scars David Schaper NPR news Minneapolis National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets of Los Angeles early today as the city cleans up after a night of violence NPR's wildly psych how tell reports California governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles county like many cities across the country peaceful protests turned dangerous Floyd Lewis of LA watch the actions from a safe distance very cannot be exploding police cars and police chasing people up and down the street this has to be a man's life was taken for no reason fluoride was murdered anarchy must not rein in our CD he says but adds people need to be able to peacefully
"st paul" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Minneapolis and other cities and all of those protesters all across. The country are all protesting the murder that they were able to see only because a seventeen year. Old Girl did the right thing. This story is horrific. This story is a tragedy. Sometimes tragedies have heroes and the full truth of this story can only be told thanks to the heroism of a seventeen year. Old Girl. Darnell frazier that is heroes Jerry Reed and the Reverend William. Barber will join US next. The distinguish Princeton Professor Eddie. Glad the chair of the African American Studies Department reflected on the anger and frustration. We have seen in Minneapolis this week. I wonder what happens on the inside in your bones when you have to deal with the ravages of a virus and hatred at the same time you have to deal with the trauma loss. The loss of loved one loss of job. Having to stand in line long lines for food becks. Trying to figure out how you'RE GONNA pay the rich and then see evidence images of a man dying right in front of you at the hands of the police or at the hands of people think they want to police us. The stress the trauma the terror of having to navigate. This in a time of academy is unimaginable joining our discussion. Now is the Reverend William Barbara. He's the president of the repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. Joy Reid is back with us. They are both hosting a special this Sunday on. Msnbc American crisis poverty and the pandemic and Reverend Barber. I want to ask you about the point that professor clouds makes and he begins with that. That question of how does it feel inside your bones when you have to deal with the ravages of a virus and hatred at the same time. What's your reaction to that that that feeling that professor cloud has just raised? Thank you so much. Gladness quantity of reasons joy and having this special because even before this pandemic and before this moment people are thirty. Seven hundred people were dying a day. A quarter million a year poverty and low income. We're GONNA deal with pain of systemic racism. Systemic POVERTY ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION. The economy you're going to hear testimony from a late in a pilot who even before this was talking about being forced to go to work without a nursing home made her feel like it was policy murder. What we are seeing his what. I call a code six six six D death by racism and this racism is not just the spectacle that happens every now and again. It's a systemic whether it's the knee of policemen on the net of a person that kills him in front of others or whether it's the weight of the did the policies that killed Black People Brown people and people of Color Day in and day out. That's what these screens there guttural screen. They're screams that saying this is screwed up and we can't take it anymore and even people that are saying we're committed to nonviolence no longer committed the non action and they were do America up to hear these. That are so bad. It's so bad it's not just black folks. Screaming is white. People in the street margin is Brown people gay people astray people is transgender because the pain of racism is so bad is hurting everybody at a gut level but those twitter inflicted upon the worst black people are saying. We just can't stand this anymore. We in fact we are screening because we tried everything you need to continue to scream because it is killing us. Killing us is killing US and killing this. All of this country jared on. Monday many of us were experiencing for the first time in our lives that a deadly killer could get us at any time without any hint sneak up on us and gala this corona virus and it turns out that it didn't matter at all what George Floyd was doing to save himself from the corona virus. Because on Monday a knee was going to get him. And that's the way it was going to end for him. Yeah and it didn't matter that Brianna Taylor was trying to save other people from covert as an emt the challenge. And I think Bishop Barbara has really explained it. Well is that black people were already dying disproportionately from poverty from want from violence by police. This was already happening and by the way white people are already dying in huge numbers that are not usually acknowledged from poverty from want rural poverty in White. America is as vehement in Black America. But you think about the fact that you know we talk to. There's a package we have in this special where members of the United food workers can't get enough protection to make sure that they don't get sick and die serving the things that Donald trumps favorite protesters are screaming for. Go in there. Get in that factory and get me my stakes okay. They have to risk their lives for that. And the Union is there to protect them. Can't protect them and keep them alive and make sure that they have enough P P but the police union in this country is the only union left with significant power with almost impenetrable power so that four police officers can participate in the killing of human being and only one of them ends up being charged for quite a long time. Neither of them even get arrested. They can go out their business and Stare. Thank you for doing that segment previously because those officers stared right into the eyes of a seventeen year old child and had no fear. That's the difference between the kind of unions that represent poor folks and the kind of unions represent police. Jury thank you for that they special. This Sunday is American crisis poverty in the pandemic with joy. Reid and the Reverend Barber. Thank you both very much for joining US tonight. We really appreciate it. We'll be watching. We're going to cal. Perry in Louisville with the latest.
"st paul" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"In the latest episode of into America. Nbc News Business Correspondent. Stephanie Rule Digs into the financial and political fight over the future of the postal service. And what it means for November search for into America wherever you're listening right now and subscribe joining us now with the latest from the streets of Minneapolis as NBC. News correspondent. Morgan Chesty Morgan. What's the situation there now? Now Lawrence we're going into a Friday night unlike any we've seen before here we're hoping it's not a carbon copy of the past. Few nights was so much destruction in this ten blocks square area But that's yet to be seen or just around the corner from the third precinct. Police station that was taken over last night by protesters and we have been right in front of it. However about five minutes ago We put a bit of a buffer between us in the building because people started running outside saying that they had lit a fire inside the interior of that building. Others walking outside with anything from a LYSOL will. I saw wife's to ledger books. Taking whatever they wanted as a souvenir in the meantime that big group of protesters that we watched a grow in size here over the afternoon still has yet to return to this area. They have since marched at least a mile from where I'm standing towards another part of the city After tear gas was deployed on them. In the meantime here with we're surrounded by burned building it's it has become a bit of a free for all Lawrence but we've been waiting to see for any sign of Minneapolis. Police are the national guard or those state police officers who created such a firm perimeter earlier today by wearing that riot gear and staying put for hours on end. They're nowhere to be found at this point in time and so while we're waiting to see what response will come from. This continued looting in this area We are wondering just what will happen on this fourth night. Since the death of George Floyd We do know that. The arrest of that police officer was a bit of a relief for the crowds. We spoke to today But they say that's baby basically just a first step and they say there's still much more to come Some saying that that third degree murder charge leveled against him is nothing but a slap on the wrist so Tensions are still very high here Lawrence and as we look around. We're not seeing the route that we've seen in nights past. That could certainly be changing one with the return of that. Massive people that left this area and two with no sign of law enforcement Now basically repeating what we saw last night Lawrence.
"st paul" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Human lines. Graham Court. We'RE GONNA GO TO LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY NOW TO CAL. Perry who is covering the protests in Louisville cal. Perry what's the situation there? Just take a look at our live shot here. We're sort of at the front line of the protesters as escalate the way mark. Just show as it escalates. Police have been using tear-gas they've been firing some kind of defensive rounds. We pills rubber bullets. You can almost hear him bouncing off the pavement this city last night so these protests and they saw mass shooting on top of seven people were shot just about block from here which is why police have come out in four so early in the evening they wanna try to avoid last night. Keep in mind. This city is also dealing with its own trauma when it comes to law enforcement in Mid-march Brianna Taylor Young Woman Twenty six years old. She's actually vital worker. One of those essential workers at nurse was shot in her home by police who came in the door without knocking. It was called no called a no knock warrant was shot dead eight times. That is one of the reasons that this city is boiling over. It's not just what happened in Minneapolis. It's what's happened here. Those are flashbang grenades. Going off. Here comes another one lawrence. This city has a very tense relationship with its police force as well. There have been a number of recent incidents in the last few months which has led to this point culminated in what happened last night. Again with seven people shot police seemingly want to shut this down early but Lawrence these folks here in the downtown area are not going anywhere at least not yet cal. How long have they been protesting today? When did it become this active? Became this active about an hour ago. The protests came out around six PM and just walk this downtown area about a block to the are left from your camera. Left is a number of administrative buildings. There's the local city jail. There's the county courthouse. There's the sheriff's office and what's been happening is police have been blocking folks in now. They've got us all sorts of pinned into this intersection. Where you're looking at right now. You can see the protesters behind that whiteboard. Are Firing rubber. Bullets seem to have some tear gas on it. And it's about to make its way down here and you could see that one. Protest Lawrence is not moving. And we've seen this game of chicken go on all night here. In Downtown Louisville Mark Claxton a mark with the question of police tactics and the choices that they have in these different protests around the country and they are they will.
"st paul" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"And the murder charge. He faces carries a maximum sentence of twenty five years where want to go back to Allie Vinci at his camera position on the streets of Minneapolis. If he is there and available alley. Can you hear us? We're here Lawrence. So what we've got is we've got traffic started on here. We have heard that the protests has moved. Its way into downtown. We're going to be following up with that in just a moment but again the protest this is all the distance that it has come I would. I would estimate that it was a distance of about two miles before we broke off from it to get back here and get in front of it. The protest is gone. All the way down there. Somebody just came by and told me that there's another police precinct that maybe on fire. We don't have that information confirmed we're GONNA check it out but the curfew the idea that no one's supposed to be on the street right now is not is not effective. You could look around me. There's people kind of everywhere. There's one big fire burning in the distance. There's black smoke coming from over there. This is the target that you probably have seen for the last couple of days. It's across the road from the police station. This is where fire was set and there was a lot of looting this parking lot. In fact next to the target was the centerpiece for all of the assemblies and the protests around the third precinct for the last several days. So people are out and about here. There's traffic moving. There's this curfew has not worked as I was saying to you. We were interrupted a few moments ago. When we were talking it may have been a strategic effort on the part of the police in the National Guard to back off and literally. 'cause everybody walked down this road because eventually once the faceoff stopped and the face off was right here. This is the point where the police drew the line. This is an overpass here. You probably saw this earlier on Rachel show. This is where all the tear gas was. The police in the National Guard were on this side. The protests were here. We were stopped here. Probably about half an hour while the gas was.
"st paul" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"It is to convict a cop especially of murder. And that's why I think the murder re charges in here are appropriate. If the prosecutor charged murder one or two he would have had to approve intent to kill. That's very difficult to persuade jury beyond a reasonable doubt. What's going on in the defendants mind? Especially when the defendant is of police officer now they have to prove this reckless indifference depraved indifference to human life and the evidence of that is the video tapes. It's Mr Fluids. Own Words as he narrates his demise saying I can't read so we want the prosecutor win this case in statistically even with these charges the odds are against them about one hundred and fifty officers have been charged with murder and manslaughter. The last several years the vast majority of them have walked if justice means a criminal conviction than murder. Three I think is the best way of getting that and when this former police officer goes to the big house if he's convicted and he's asked what you locked up for they'll save murder not murder one murder two or three. He'll say murder and if he's duly convicted he deserves that. Shame that stigma being labeled under the law a murderer.
"st paul" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Then it also reminds me Miles when I think about the situation of the replica of David in front of the old palace the fact that the renaissance was a great cultural thing but it wasn't for the Commoner. So much was up in the higher floors of the palace there with the windows just out of stones throw reach and I believe that the story is. They're having a riot and people broke into the palace. And the through furniture out the window at actually knocked off. Part of the Statue Michelangelo's precious David and they realized they needed to put David safely off the street and into a gallery. Is that your understanding of it? Well that happened actually years later it was damaged and interestingly enough the great art historian and sort of disciple of Michelangelo Save the arm and preserved it until after the riots were over and then we attached it but it did stand out there for a couple of centuries more before it was brought in I think in the nineteenth and to preserve from the mostly from the weather revolution and other other damage. When you see that the David today you see almost like it's an church like it's the altar of humanism under this amazing Dome Well it's really been transformed from a and this is the way art often goes art particularly it's made for a particular political or religious purpose. It's often nowadays. We're used to seeing things in museums. Or they're SORTA sanitized and separated. We look at them as aesthetic objects first and foremost and this is certainly one way to look at them. But I think it's also important to understand the way. They functioned within society at the time as propaganda as patriotic or religious symbol. They were not sort of separated from life the way they are now in the kind of climate controlled atmosphere of the museum. You know I think that is so important to understand the context and who paid for it and why. What was the agenda? Because this art took a lot of money and people hadn't agenda and in so many cases like David had a a real purpose miles Jay unger explores how Michaelangelo redefined what it meant to be an artist and why his works are among the highest achievements of Western civilization in his book called Michelangelo. A life in six masterpieces unders earlier works. On Renaissance. Italy are about Machiavelli and Lorenzo de Medici. His website is miles. Jay UNGER DOT COM. Well let's talk about the PGA. There's three or four Michelangelo Pietas Beautiful. Of course the most famous one is in Saint Peter's but a beautiful peter is in the Museum of the Walmart of the Cathedral just behind the cathedral and that's one of the highlights in one of the less appreciated masterpieces by Michelangelo. I would say yeah. It's partly because it was never finished. In fact he wanted to destroy himself. This was the statue that was meant for. He meant for his own tomb but he was working on it late in life. And it was a very complex figure grouping with four figures including his own self portrait as Nicodemus. Who brings the body down from the cross but he really had a hard time with that he at one point he smashed the. It's the right leg of Christ in anger because he couldn't get it right and he wanted to throw it out in frustration anger of but fortunately was preserved and it is a very moving both the unfinished self portrait as Nicodemus. Plus the the body of crisis one of the most wonderful passages and all sculpture But it is an incomplete in probably uncompleted sculpture which is why he himself was so furious and frustrated by its execution. I find it so touching because I'm looking at that portrait that face of nicodemo which is actually the very old. Michelangelo looking down at one of his last major pieces of art in. And you have this beautiful piece below him and Michaelangelo as naked. Mrs Looking down over it and then maybe cap your visit to Florence with Michelangelo theme by going to the Santa Croce Church. Because there you will find Michelangelo's tomb surrounded by all the other Great Florentine big names of the renaissance and it is quite a reminder that this was a time of great energy and things coming together a perfect storm of creativity and artistic wonder. What do you see when you go into Santa Croce Miles? I Love Santa Croce. It's one of my favorite churches in Florence. I love the square outside Santa Croce as will But it was used as the MEDICI for longtime tried to make it into Pantheon of Florentine Greatness Machiavelli is buried there as well. It was also the church that was the one of the sort of parish. Church was right in their neighborhood. It was the one that Michelangelo himself felt most closely tied. But it really gives you a sense of the kind of constellation of genius was created in a city that in Michelangelo's time was no more than fifty thousand maximum people but you know the number of great artists and poets and philosophers. That came out of there is true. I think the only city that I think in history that could rival that record would be Athens in the fifth century. Bc It was just one of these moments where everything came together and you really see in the merger Santa Croce so there in Santa Croce. You've got really that celebration of all the greatness that came together that perfect storm of creativity and genius and civic pride that put Florence on the map miles. Jay Unger thank you for writing. Michaelangelo a life in six masterpieces. And thanks for giving us a better understanding of how we can enjoy the brilliance of Michelangelo. Next time we go to Florence. Thank you Cameron. Hewitt is senior researcher. At Rick Steves Europe and he joins US ON TRAVEL WITH RICK. Steves from time to time. Last year Cameron stayed at a farmhouse agritourism allowed in the Italian countryside. Tuscany but he didn't have to worry about getting bored. He files this report for us. One of the activities guests are invited to join in on making homemade pasta. The old fashioned way a Tuscan agritourism. Oh tourist farm really puts you in touch with local traditions. I'm staying at a farmhouse that purchase on a Ridge just outside of Piacenza as the sun sets it casts warm orange light on vibrant greenfield in the glass in Verandah a dozen American travelers huddled around a table. Our hosts are about to show us how to turn a few bags of flour and some eggs into a traditional Tuscan feast. Hi I'm Cameron Hewitt. It's Thursday night and here at Crayola agritourism. Oh Thursday night is pasta making night a few years. Back City slicker Isabella. Mary Country Boy Carlo. They turned his family farm into an agritourism. Oh and today. They fill their guests. Weeklong stays with vivid experiences. Everyone's favorite activity is learning how to make a traditional noodle called Peachy Isabella and her right hand woman. Carlotta stand over an oversized cutting board and address the group on a record we need to clean that toward perfectly from August. Now rests okay but like the bumps and we don't want we reduce the roughnecks here okay so first Carlotta dumps out four bags of flour. Dredges out crater turning your mountain into a volcano. They crack seven eggs into their powdery reservoir. The KIDS HELP. Leeson okay now that it changes the sound here and couldn't inside okay. Okay now we try another one. They beat the eggs with a fork and speak in a few drops of water slowly. They pull in more and more flour from the lip of the crater and gradually the EGGY goo turns into a hunk of sticky dough. We with the thing that you lifted up you wrote it back a little bit and the hand heels gently push forward than the thing. Tips Roll it back. Peachy is a peasant's noodles. It's not neatly extruded from a metal tube. It's rustic and hand-rolled here's the technique you cut off a hunk cadeau. Hold it in your left hand and use your right hand to roll a little tale from the DOE against the cutting board. It's trickier than it. Sounds too little pressure and you get thick ropes too much pressure and it breaks into bits but if you do it just right you get a noodle shape like a three foot long earthworm. While everyone's making noodles. I had outside to find Carlo at the grill. We're his ribs and pork sausages sizzle. According the Choir Chai only evil chip sausage in the Little Garden shed nearby Isabella poorest three generous handfuls of salt into twenty gallons of boiling water. Then she drops in the handfuls of the noodles squirm around the bubbles like miniature heels so when it really starts to. Falmer from that point we wait another minute now. Begins to see what happens in a few seconds and in just a few minutes. It's done cooking is Bella tosses the peachy with some meat ragout. She's been simmering all day long and everybody gathers on the Veranda and we all dig into our hard earned feast the peachy our firm but tender. Each noodle clings to just the right amount of sauce. Just like it was designed to do. Is I enjoy my favorite meal of the trip. It dawns on me here in Tuscany. Traditional ways still really are the best ways.
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"By breathing human sensibility into the religious themes of his sculptures and rescues. We'll explore how his hometown of Florence is the ideal base for you to enter into the world of Michaelangelo next on travel with Rick. Steves when you get to see one of Michelangelo's masterpieces in person could be his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel or his famous statues of David. Or you're seeing works of art. That are not only beautiful. Their revolutionary in the height of the Italian Renaissance Michelangelo Buonarroti of Florence added a humanistic sensibility to the religious art. That he was commissioned to create he fought with his patrons to create. What his inner. Musa Michelangelo left us. A legacy. That touches the deepest cords of the human spirit. Five hundred years later miles. Jay Unger spent five years in Florence in preparation for Writing Michelangelo. A life in six masterpieces. He joins US now on travel with Rick Steves to tell us how Florence is an ideal place to understand Michelangelo. That's because Florence retains much of the character that framed Michelangelo's World Miles. Thanks for joining us. Pleasure you know something striking and something you mentioned in your book Michelangelo a life and six masterpieces is how Florence today to a large extent. Feels like Florence in Michelangelo's time five hundred years ago how so it's Been preserved very well in part because it. Shortly after Michelangelo's death it sort of slid into irrelevance. It was a nation state city state on the decline and so it did not have the great post Michaelangelo building boom that Rome had to with all those wonderful baroque churches and palaces So it in a way. It's was a city frozen in time and today when you visit to Florence you can walk within. What were the city walls Very easy walk. You can cover so many dimensions of Michelangelo's career. If you were to be our tour guide and design of visit in Florence to just pick up on the genius in the wonder of Michelangelo. How would you structure it? Where would you go? I think the place to start is the cousin of one or not which was a property. He purchased himself. It's not where he grew up. And it's one of the palaces. He purchased as soon as he had some money there. They had some of his earliest works. Particularly the battle of the centers and the Madonna of the stairs which are his two earliest sculptures. So I think that's a good place to start. It wasn't necessarily his boyhood home. It's treated like the House of the Bonar. Ot family if there is a Michelangelo Museum in town that would be it a nearby center. Perito and Central Spree tow is seems like another church but it has actually some of his work. Insitute doesn't it it has it has a crucifixion. Though I have to say that this is disputed not everyone believes this is a genuine Michelangelo Most scholars do button. Most people think it was a work. He did as a young man after he did a number of dissections in the church there in the mortgage and in gratitude for allowing him to do this which was not really considered a kosher back in those days He carved this nude Christ for the Church. Which is still there in an hangs on across to this day. Five hundred years later and that's a good point. Michelangelo had that Renaissance Appetite and curiosity for understanding. What's under the skin and it was very dicey to be dissecting corpses and If you had good connections in the church you could probably have access to some corpses and that let Michelangelo do his research and it shows in his art I would say. I think it's exciting to see a Michelangelo. Actually not in a museum but in the original place it was intended to be artistic term for that. I think is in C two and a beautiful thing about the crucifix in Santos Burrito is. It's that slender less muscular. Michelangelo that you see in his early years and later on. He got into more massive and big bodied work. The bargello the former prison in Florence is a tube statues. What the Uffizi is to painting? Isn't it was one of the great collections of renaissance particularly early Renaissance Sculpture? And you WANNA see the sculptures of David that Michelangelo was looking at when he sculptured his own. David there a couple of wonderful ones the DONATELLO's there wonderful bronze Donatello David and the video David as well but In terms of Michelangelo's the most important works. There are the early bacchus which was the first working in in Rome and again not the kind of over muscled figuring that you expect to Michelangelo and also one of the early release. He did of the mother and child the Piton. Does there as well. So that would be on your list. The bargello and you mentioned something really that I hadn't even thought of miles petit appreciate Michelangelo. Appreciate the art that inspired him in the Bargello. You could see those earlier. David's by Barocco and Donatello was Michelangelo actually inspired by those masterpieces. He was very inspired by Donatello. In particular who know Florentine sculptor could sort of escape the legacy donatello but I think he was. He wanted to do something very different. His is a much more monumental figure. It takes a different point in the story. It takes the the point before. David has defeated Goliath. So he's looking at. Donatella but I think he's trying to do something very different. Any certainly did you can almost psychoanalyze the tenor of the age by looking at the treatment of David from one generation to the next of course. Michelangelo is a renaissance genius in almost by definition. That means you are a master of different media. And he was a architect he was a sculptor and a painter. And if you WANNA see I think the only painting I've ever seen by Michelangelo's in New Jersey. Yeah it's the only painting on panel if you don't include the great frescoes of course right In the Sistine Chapel and the last judgment it's the only panel painting and described it. He famously did not like painting. And even though his trained as a painter in gear on dial studio he kept saying. Oh it's not my art and trying to beg off various projects but he was as you can see if you look at the holy family of highly skilled and trained painter. But when you look at the holy family you feel like his heart is in sculpture because the figures he painted have that sculptural kind of depth. Don't they they do Unlike his great rival and the person who was looking at when he was painting this he was looked. Definitely looking at Leonardo Davinci's a wonderful family groupings and trying to compete with them but whereas Leonardo's painting these soft misty his famous snow motto. Everything in the holy family. Is You know as if lit by Clegg Lights just harsh bright light and I always think it's interesting that when all this controversy happens a couple of decades ago about cleaning the Sistine Chapel and people saying Oh we'll all the you know if you clean it off it's way too garish. I was thinking to myself. What just look at the holy family in the feats the and look how how Garish. These colors are bright. And you know these lines marines and purples are very much the colors that popped out after. The Sistine ceiling was clean. This has traveled. Steve's for talking with Miles Jay Unger Miles is book. Is Michelangelo a life in six masterpieces and were traveling through Florence right now dropping into all the sites that have Michelangelo masterpieces and of course people go to Foreign David. David originally was positioned outside of the City government building on the DILLARD's in your area and it ended up a replica there and the original nearby in the academia gallery. Talk for a minute please. Miles about the Piazza della senior and how that relates to Michelangelo. The Piazza del senior year and the Palazzo behind were the seat of the Florentine government and Florence at this time was a separate nation. State with a proud centuries-old history but it was beleaguered on all sides by much larger foes who wanted to swallow it up and the David was sculpted as he patriotic symbol and it was placed in the center civic center of Florence it had actually originally been commissioned to stand on top of the Tribune of the Cathedral but the city fathers quickly realized it would be much more effective as a patriotic symbol. If it sat there in the Civic Square so today you can see a very good copy of the David standing where stood for many centuries and then One can go on to see the original in the Academia Museum a few blocks away where you see this sort of exquisite art of the original the subtlety of the carving the beauty of the surfaces. But you need to keep both aspects of the sculpture in mind both the sort of profanity and as a work of art but also as a kind of civic patriotic symbol..
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"St Paul teachers are on strike across the district today's strike comes after nine months of negotiations between Saint Paul public schools and the St Paul federation of educators union president Nick Faber says arbitration is not the answer after the district proposed it yesterday so they go into arbitration where somebody who's even further removed from the classroom where we're gonna have to school them on all of the issues that are happening in our schools every day and let them decide of what our school our students need doesn't seem to make sense all St Paul public schools and activities are canceled today due to the strike mark Friday stalky threo WCCO hours after the Dow closed down more than two thousand points president trump said major action is necessary to stave off an economic downturn I miss the spread of corona virus even from says he'll go to Capitol Hill to ask Republicans to back a cut in the payroll tax which funds social security he also says he'll seek relief for affected industries like airlines and cruise lines and for hourly workers who stand to lose wages if they call in sick the president who's been around members of Congress who are now self quarantining didn't answer whether he's been tested vice president pence told reporters he didn't know but for himself I have not been tested for throwbacks Steven Portnoy a CBS news the White House there are now over seven hundred eighty cases the virus here in the U. S. with twenty six deaths a bipartisan bill to provide emergency funding to deal with the outbreak in the state is on the way to governor walls for his signature that after both the house and Senate approved a nearly twenty one million dollar measure the governor will sign it at a ceremony in his office later this morning the newly proposed legislation newly proposed legislation would allow census takers across access to apartment buildings and other multi home units across the state Andrew Burton is the state's director of census operations of course offer the census federal law does require the building owners managers let census takers into the building however the census bureau is not a law enforcement agency and so that is rarely enforced the bill's goal is to reemphasize the importance of the senses the landlords and tenants said of this year's count Mr links are Maya Moore's making news off the court she announced she was taking time off you remember to in part help up man Freeman in Missouri who she felt had been wrongly convicted after serving twenty three years in prison Jonathan irons is set to be free after a judge granted a petition of habeas corpus filed by his lawyers overturning his convictions for burglary and assault of a homeowner in the suburbs of St Louis Taylor record represents iron she's with the law firm hired by Moore's advocacy group when with justice has been very influential obviously she is very well known and she has a lot more pull than a lot of other people do so having her you know advocate for Jonathan has been so important because it's been able to you know reach a lot more people than otherwise possible without having her support ours was sixteen when the incident occurred and was serving a fifty year sentence I'm Steve Sampson on news talking three WCCO.
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"His two gene he still water area high still punch required under the direction of andrea mitchell same decrease degrees by the lithuanian moser calculus agustin us we're going to speak briefly with two members of the choir lydia standards sixteen years old and jacob llagas 17 years old that was not a simple piece would double choruses main almost everybody's got a separate part it seems to me that was just spectacular you guys it was beautiful jacob z coral tradition in minnesota is really strong and this choir can trace its pedigree to one of the finest choirs in the country tell us yes so our former conductor dr air chris johnson who conducted us until last year his grandfather f amelia's chris johnson was the founder of the saint o of choir world renowned coral tradition there and his father was the founder of the concordia acquire and so dr chris johnson brought to still water that excellence in that that um um professionalism knoller stepping in some big shoes it's beautifully done it's not just performances in concert halls like this that make this choir wellknown lydia talk about your viral video yes on a few years back the acquire at that time performed one of their songs o'day full of grace which was written by dr chris johnson's grandfather in the hotel swimming pool while they were on their choir tour.
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"Christopher a rally here and thanks for downloading this week's show from st paul before going out there we put out a call to the minnesota community for kids to audition for the show we got such a strong response from so many highly qualified jim performers that we decided we really had to do an all minnesota program that's what's coming your way on this podcast you're going to hear a superb public school choir from just outside the twin cities and a brother and sister duo who won the talent competition at the minnesota's state fair have fun from npr it from the tom celebrating the power of music in the hands of america's came here's a concert pianist christopher o'reilly thank you and welcome we're at the beautiful new ord way concert hall in st paul minnesota and i want to thank our hosts the ord way center for the performing arts and st paul's legendary schubert club one of the oldest classical music presenting organizations in the country minnesota is a hotbed of classical music what with the ord way the she would club the minnesota orchestra the saint paul chamber orchestra this hall is their home and many others and there's a vibrant youth music making seen here too as you are about to experience as a matter of fact all of today's young performers are from minnesota three of them have one scholarships in the schubert clubs own bruce p carlsson competition and three have been showcase artists in minnesota public radio's minnesota varsity competition like our first young performer from northfield south of minneapolis st paul please welcome 17yearold clarinetist anders peterson.
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"The crypt whether you've climbed the dome not by now. You should be downstairs in the church. Basement called the crypt start. By finding the tomb of lord nelson there may be signs directing you to his tomb. There are many famous people buried in the crypt. The most honored place is granted to lord nelson. He's directly below the dome his tomb is a big black on a pedestal topped with a red crowned. It stands in a round alcove. The tomb is labeled horatio viscount nelson. It remembers the man who wore down napoleon at trafalgar. Now look around and find another large tomb nearby. A big blackstone coffin stroll up to the coffin. This is the tomb of the duke of wellington if nelson wore napoleon down at sea. Wellington finished him off at waterloo. Keep going past. Wellington as you walk up the central axis of the crypt. Continue straight passing through a chapel area. As you walk ponder the fact that saint paul's has held elaborate funerals for three men who helped save britain from grave danger nelson wellington and churchill. The bodies of all three were paraded to saint paul's in the same funeral wagon. When you reach the far end of the chapel. Turn right then keep going until you run. Directly into our final stop. The grave of christopher wren rennes grave is not so obvious. Since there's no statue in it's barely marked so when you reach the wall of the crypt. I look for a large block of stone on the ground. This is a hunk of rough portland stone. Leftover from the church's construction. Look closely on the block on the left end there. You'll find scratched into the rock wren. Brand that he used to mark his owns a triangle. Now find rennes gravestone. It's next to the big block rennes grave. Marker is nothing but a simple black slab. Read the inscription here. Lyeth christopher wren. The builder of this cathedral saint paul's contains graves and memorials of many famous. Brits they're all located on your free visitors map. Most of these graves are far more elaborate than the grave of christopher wren. The men who built saint paul's three but remember if you seek his monument look around you. We hope you've enjoyed your walk through. Saint paul's thanks to jeanne openshaw. The co author this tour. You're up for more london sightseeing. We have audio guides for the city. The british museum the westminster walk and the british library. Remember this tour was excerpted from the rick steves london guidebook co authored with john openshaw for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing in london. Preferred to this year's edition that guidebook for more free audio tours and podcasts and for information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear visit our website at rick dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks cheers and thank god. I've done my duty by for no..
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"The golden gallery or top of the dome view of london at the top you emerge to stunning unobstructed views of the city. Start by looking west. Where you see the london i ferris wheel and big bam realize that in shakespeare's day that area was a separate city called westminster while saint paul's marked the heart of london. Proper next look south. Make your way around the crowded kupa to where you can look across the river thames. There you'll see the rectangle or stack of the tate modern art gallery with shakespeare's round globe theatre nestled nearby. The thames starts its journey about two hundred miles west of here and spills out into the sea about twenty miles to the east now. Continue around to the east side of the cupola. Find the blacktop. Skyscraper named tower forty two standing six hundred feet tall nearby. Is the bullet shaped building called thirty. Saint mary axe. It's nicknamed the erkin or pickle just to the right of that. Is the building nicknamed the cheese grater and further. Right is though walkie talkie looking further into the distance is the teaming fast growing expanse of london's east end and the docklands the cluster of skyscrapers in the distance marks. Canary wharf london's new manhattan. Just north of that is the area developed for the two thousand twelve olympic games with the stadium swimming pool and olympic village demographers speculate that the rapidly growing east end may eventually replace the west end in the city as the center of london. So as you look to the east here also gazing into london's future.
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"Nelson monument and cornwallis monument. Admiral horatio nelson leans on an anchor. His coat draped discreetly over the arm. He lost in battle in october eighteen. O five england trend and fears. Napoleon bent on world conquest prepared to invade from across the channel. Meanwhile hundreds of miles away off the coast of spain the daring lord nelson was about to save the day nelson sailed to hms victory into the battle of trafalgar against the french and spanish navies. England expects that every man shall do his duty nelson demolished. The french fleet and with it sank. Napoleon's hopes for a naval invasion of britain unfortunately nelson took a sniper's bullet in the spine and died as he died. He gasped thank god. I've done my duty. The lion at nelson's feet grown sadly and two little boys gaze. Up one at nelson n. One at rennes dome will soon visit. Nelson's actual tomb with is directly beneath the dome downstairs in the crypt opposite. Nelson is a monument to another great military. Man charles cornwallis. He's honored here for his service. As governor general of bengal in india yanks know him better as the general who lost the american war. That's what britain's call. The american revolutionary war in seventeen eighty cornwallis surrendered to general. George washington yorktown in virginia. This effectively ended. The revolutionary war. At this point in the tour will climb the dome which is included in your entry ticket by the way. It's quite a hike to the top of the dome and not everyone will have the time or the energy to do it. So if you're not sure whether or not to climb listen to the next track as we explain what's involved in getting to the top and what you'll see when you get there if you choose not to climb the dome skip ahead to the crypt located in the basement for now. It's onto the dome climbing the dome to ascend the dome. There are no elevators and it's five hundred and thirty steps to the top. Allow an hour to go up and down. There are three levels called galleries and you can choose to only go up as far as the first or second galleries each level or gallery offers something different. I you get to the whispering gallery. Two hundred and fifty nine steps up with views of the church interior. The next two levels take you much. Higher and for great views of london skyline the climb get steeper narrower and more cluster phobic. Because you go higher be warned. It's a one way system so once you start up to the next gallery. You can't come back down until you reach that next level. Let's start the climb or if you've decided not to climb the dome skip ahead to the final part of our tour. The crypt dome climbers put on your crampons and rope up find. The entrance is located within the church. The entrance varies from year to year. So check the free visitors map for the current location. When you find the entrance start climbing at this point you might want to pause the audio guide and restart it.
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"Statue of mother and child by henry more with this statue. Britain's greatest modern sculptor. Henry moore rendered a traditional subject in an abstract minimalist way. This statue of mary holding baby. Jesus in her lap was fired. By the sight of british moms nursing babies in world war two bomb shelters more intended the viewer to touch and interact with the go ahead. It's okay this statue is a reminder that saint paul's is the place of remembrance for the many victims of britain's wars. The church took on special significance in world war. Two when it survived the massive bombing raids of the blitz and the battle of britain. There's no better place to appreciate that. Then the area behind the main altar dubbed the american memorial chapel continue to the altar at the far end of the church the area behind it has three bright and modern stained glass windows the american memorial chapel as you admire the beautiful stained glass windows realized that they look medieval. they're actually modern. chapel had to be rebuilt after the war and this holy spot is dedicated to the heroes of world war two. Let's pick up the story in nineteen forty and nineteen forty one. Nazi planes firebombed helpless london. The church took two direct hits. One bomb collapsed the north transept. The other fell right here. Crumbling the altar shattering the stained glass and leaving this area in ruins the but while the surrounding neighborhood was absolutely flattened. Saint paul survived surprisingly intact giving hope to the citizens on december twenty nine nineteen forty. Twenty eight bombs fell on the church. Some swear the bombs bounced right off rennes dome. Almost miraculously others credit. The heroic work of local firefighters who stood guard with hoses at the ready. When saint paul's was repaired after the war. This special spot near the altar was set aside to honor the americans who sacrificed their lives to save britain in world war. Two britain is forever grateful to the inks and remembers them religiously with the roll of honour. You'll find it right behind the altar this five hundred page book under glass list. The names of twenty eight thousand. Us servicemen and women based in britain. Who gave their lives during the war when the three stained glass windows were rebuilt after the war they were fitted with some unusual iconography american spot. The american eagle you'll find it in the center window of the three look close in the center window. I find the figure of christ. The eagle is to the left of christ got it now find george washington. He's in the right window of the three. Look way up near the top of that right window in the upper right. Hand corner there. He is america's founding father by george. I think i've got it. In fact scattered throughout the windows are the symbols of all fifty states. You can find those on your own but for now turn your attention away from the windows and down to the carved wood paneling beneath the windows. Focus on the farthest right part of the paneling. There among the carvings are birds and foliage to the us. Now get real close close in the far right. Look through the carved leaves to where you can see the trunk of that tree. Now look below the bird. You'll see that the trunk is actually a us. Rocketship circa nineteen fifty eight shooting up to the stars. The british artist honored one of america's greatest triumphs now step back and so can the solemn atmosphere of this entire chapel as you look at the windows examined the role of honor and admire the view of the mosaic ceiling. Nave think about what. London went through during the war in the early days of world war two. The powerful nazi army quickly overran all of continental europe. Britain hunkered down waiting to be invaded. Hitler launched a series of air raids on civilian london itself known as the blitz all through the fall winter and spring of nineteen forty and forty one including fifty seven consecutive nights the liftoff a pummeled. The defenseless london. The bombs killed twenty thousand leveled half the city mostly from saint paul's eastward residents took refuge. Deepen the tube stations from his whitehall bunker prime minister winston churchill made radio broadcasts exhorting his people to give it their all. We shall fight on the beaches vowed we shall fight in the fields and we shall fight in the streets. We shall never surrender. Britain fought back and when the united states entered the fight that pendulum shifted. Churchill would say that even if the british empire lasted a thousand years. Britain's would look back and say this was their finest hour after the war. Saint paul's was the place where britain did look back in nineteen sixty five. They gathered here for churchill's state funeral in a bittersweet remembrance of their nation's finest hour continue around the altar and head back toward the entrance now. We'll see memorials to other great brits. Some of them warriors and some warriors of the spirit like the man honored just ahead on the left wall of the aisle is a statue a white statue standing in a black niche of a man wrapped in a burial shroud John done this statue of the great poet is one of the oldest things in the church. Having survived the great fire of sixteen sixty six john dunn who lived from fifteen seventy three to sixteen thirty one served as the dean or director of saint paul's. He gained a reputation as passionate preacher for his service. He was honored with this statue showing done in his burial shroud. Imagine hearing preacher done delivering a funeral sermon. Here with the huge church bell. Tolling in the background. No man is an island. He wrote any man's death diminishes me. Because i am involved in mankind therefore never wonder for whom the bell tolls it tolls for the and also for dozens of people who lie buried beneath your feet in the crypt. Where you'll end your tour but for now continue on. Keep walking down the aisle back towards the dome when you reach the dome veer left into the south transept. Once they're find the large white statue of lord nelson he standing atop.
"st paul" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours
"This brass great is all there is the epitaph in latin says. Lecter cmo new momentum requires circum speech a reader. If you seek his monument look around you from underneath the dome look toward the far end of the church toward the altar which is topped with a golden canopy. The area in between the dome and the altar flanked with wooden stalls is called. The choir will be visiting the altar area later but for now stay put underneath the dome while. Rick talks about.