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"state bride rapids" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"FL. The structure is set. I'm Lisa. Let Sarah Fox News Senate leaders on both sides and lawyers for former President Trump have come to an agreement on how to proceed with the impeachment trial set to begin tomorrow. Weeping such something is momentous. Is this under the rug? Rings, no healing whatsoever. Let's be clear about that. In a majority leader, Chuck Schumer. Trump's lawyers have said the proceedings are unconstitutional because he's no longer in office. The proceedings will include four hours to debate that the one article of impeachment is incitement of insurrection. House impeachment managers say. Trump's remarks claiming the election was stolen, led to the capital Riot. January 6th. The Georgia secretary of State's office has formally opened an investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn the election results there after the four president was recorded on a phone call with secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger, where he appeared to pressure him. President Biden and Vice President Harris took a virtual tour of a new of mass vaccination site in Arizona Farm Stadium is being used as a 24 7 location, providing shots of the finds a vaccine. The tour took the White House through the process from check in to drive. Thru, in which health services director Dr Cara Crist said the operation can manage between 8000 and 9000 vaccines per day that currently is both 1st and 2nd dose is president Biden says, For sites like this more vaccine is being produced. And if we need more back vaccination ours. We'll send them. We'll find him for you. The NFL is offering all of its other stadiums as vaccination stops is well. GURNAL. Scott Fox News Transportation secretary, P Buddha, Jake will quarantine for 14 days after member of his security detail tests positive for profit 19. He has tested negative and is showing no symptoms. America is listening to Fox News..

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Come, the structure is set. I'm Lisa. Let Sarah Fox News Senate leaders on both sides and lawyers for former President Trump have come to an agreement on how to proceed with the impeachment trial set to begin tomorrow. Keeping such something his momentous is this under the rug. Rings. No healing whatsoever. Let's be clear about that. Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer. Trump's lawyers have said the proceedings are unconstitutional because he's no longer in office. The proceedings will include four hours to debate that the one article of impeachment is incitement of insurrection. House impeachment managers say. Trump's remarks claiming the election was stolen, led to the capital Riot. January 6th. The Georgia secretary of State's office has formally opened an investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn the election results there after the four president was recorded on a phone call with secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger, where he appeared to pressure him. President Biden and Vice President Harris took a virtual tour of a new of mass vaccination site in Arizona Forms Stadium is being used as a 24 7 location, providing shots of the Fizer vaccine. The tour took the White House through the process from check in to drive. Thru, in which health services director Dr Cara Crist said the operation can manage between 8000 and 9000 vaccines per day that currently is both 1st and 2nd dose is president Biden says, for sites like this more vaccine is being produced, and if we need more back vaccination oars. We'll send them. We'll find him for you. The NFL is offering all of its other stadiums as vaccination stops is well. Gurnal. Scott Fox, New Transportation secretary, be booted. Jake will quarantine for 14 days after member of his security detail tests positive for profit 19. He has tested negative and is showing no symptoms. America is listening to Fox News. From the mosque. Nissan Traffic.

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"171 w L I r F M HUNTER BASE and 77 W A B C New York news now The structure is said I'm Lisa. Let Sarah Fox News Senate leaders on both sides and lawyers for former President Trump have come to an agreement on how to proceed with the impeachment trial set to begin tomorrow, weeping such something his momentous is this under the rug. Rings, no healing whatsoever. Let's be clear about that. In a majority leader, Chuck Schumer. Trump's lawyers have said the proceedings are unconstitutional because he's no longer in office. The proceedings will include four hours to debate that the one article of impeachment is incitement of insurrection. House impeachment managers say. Trump's remarks claiming the election was stolen, led to the capital Riot. January 6th. Georgia's secretary of state's office has formally opened an investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn the election results there after the four president was recorded on a phone call with secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger, where he appeared to pressure him. President Biden and Vice President Harris took a virtual tour of a new of mass vaccination site in Arizona Farm Stadium is being used as a 24 7 location, providing shots of the Fizer vaccine. The tour took the White House through the process from check in to drive. Thru, in which health services director Dr Cara Crist said the operation can manage between 8000 and 9000 vaccines per day that currently is both 1st and 2nd dose is president Biden says. For sites like this more vaccine is being produced and if we need more back vaccinators We'll send them. We'll find him for you. The NFL is offering all of its other stadiums as vaccination stops is well. GURNAL. Scott Fox News Transportation secretary, P Buddha, Jake will quarantine for 14 days after member of his security detail tests positive for profit 19. He has tested negative and is showing no symptoms. America is listening to Fox News. Here's a message just for the attorneys out there. So you passed the bar, joined a firm or even build your own. Now, are.

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Acts ourself like why is it no worthy and even change you? I literally feel like I'm a different person. Yes. Do you feel that way Ideas worth spreading from Ted? And NPR. I'm a new summer roadie coming up. I can love Shaka and know that we're better as co parents. There was something about that idea that just like unlocked everything for me. It was just one of those eureka moments of seeing these elephants running away from really disturbed bees coming up new ways of resolving conflict. First this news Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Janine Herbs. In a recorded phone call this weekend, President Trump is heard urging Georgia's Republican secretary of state to overturn the state's presidential results. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Fowler has more In an hour long calls Saturday obtained by Georgia Public Broadcasting President Trump continued to claim without evidence that he won Georgia and that fraud tainted the election. He told secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger to undo the certified results that were confirmed by a full hand audit and a machine recount and to do it fast ahead of crucial Senate run offs Tuesday. And if you would be Respected if really respected. If this thing could be straightened out before the election, you have a big election coming up on Tuesday. The White House has not responded to NPR's requests for comment. Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Leffler face Democrats Jonah Stop and Rafael Warnock on Tuesday in run offs that will decide control of the Senate. Trump also suggested Republican turnout would be lower Tuesday because Georgia officials did not alter the results for the president. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta. A number of coronavirus cases continues to surge across the country and California is especially hard hit infections in Los Angeles have doubled in the past month, surpassing 800,000 this weekend. Remember station kpcc Jessica Ogilvy has more This is the fastest acceleration of the pandemic so far, marking a doubling of cases in L. A county since the end of November, Health officials say they are desperate as L A hospitals are at capacity. Ambulances are being forced to wait as many as eight hours treating those patients in the vehicle. When no emergency room beds are open. Some funeral homes are also overbooked and turning family's away. Authorities are worried the worst is not over yet with another post New Year's search possible For NPR News. I'm Jessica Ogilvy in Los Angeles in Nashville. The FBI says it's looking into materials. The suspect in the Christmas Morning bombing said to people he knew before the attack. Member station WPL in Emily Siner has more local media reports. The packages include pages of conspiracy theories and thumb drives of videos. Officials still have not established a motive for why Anthony Warner blew up his RV and downtown Nashville, which damaged dozens of buildings and affected phone communications in several states. And she knew, says officials are also examining Warner's digital devices. Warner was a 63 year old white man who law enforcement originally said had not been on their radar. But last week, national Police released a record from 2019 showing that Warner's girlfriend had reported him for building a bomb. Police and the FBI have both defended how they responded to that report. Either. Department made contact with Warner at the time for NPR news. I'm Emily Siner in Nashville. This is NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm Kate Wolf. Dozens of poets, publishers and booksellers have now signed open letters demanding sweeping changes at small press distribution in Berkeley. Securities. Holly J. McDade reports. There aren't a lot of ways to earn a living surrounded by poetry. So when Nick Malone got a job at small press distribution in 2018, he didn't think twice about moving across the country. It was literally my dream job like if you're dealing with contemporary poetry or experimental literature. How can you not know about SPT? Now he's one of the least 15 current and former staffers calling for changes in leadership of SPD in response to allegations of wage stuff and mismanagement. A former worker. There was asked to sign a non disparagement agreements after they were underpaid. More than $4000. The mismatch back cannot turned us to deal with something that wasn't the image I had in my mind. It was no longer this beautiful place in and Ryan runs found links Press in New York, and he's halted shipments of titles to SPD, and he hopes this crisis can lead to a business model that allows Maurin depresses to make money. We've never been paid by expedient are two years of Working with them. I'm just waiting for this check to show up at some point, so this is a wildly dysfunctional organization that needs changing the top. The board says it's looking for consultant to conduct a public assessment of SPD is financial practices and operations. In a statement, The board also said making snap decisions without evidence doesn't bring justice to anyone I'm hiding indeed. KQED news In the interest of full disclosure..

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Ahead of January run offs for two Senate seats. That doesn't sit right with some Georgia Republican lawmakers who have claimed without evidence. There is widespread fraud with absentee voting that needs to be addressed. Well. Good morning. We have convened this meeting of the Senate Government Oversight Committee after a number of alleged impropriety, improprieties have were brought to our attention following the general election on November 3rd. Despite casting its electoral votes for a Democrat, Georgia's government is still controlled by Republicans. So GOP state senators say they want to get rid of no excuse absentee voting, ADM or photo I d requirements for those who do vote by mail and eliminate secure drop boxes as an option to return. It's unclear if any of these changes will pass. Especially as Democrats questioned the sudden change of heart. One Democrat representative. We need a Shannon says this push to curb voting smacks of something other than just preventing fraud. I just don't remember from other Republicans there being such an attack against absentee voting when it was mostly Republicans using it. So it seems to me that this new kind of up spring about Democrats largely black and brown voters who are using mail in voting. As of this year so much, it just really seems interesting. Another target of Republicans Iron is the state's top election official, also a Republican who has been a vocal critic of President Trump's attempts to overturn the election. Secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger skipped a hearing where Trump's legal team spread misinformation and conspiracies about the election. So House Speaker David Ralston then suggested Rapids Burger needed raining into. I don't ever remember in my time. Serving in this General Assembly constitutional officer refusing to come before a house or a Senate committee. Toe offer up information that might be helpful. Of the people's Representatives. Ralston suggested the legislature should try to remove power from that office and potentially make the secretary of state elected by lawmakers instead of the public. Some of the rhetoric around voting changes could depend on the outcome of those January 5th run offs where two Republican U. S. Senators face reelection in the meantime, for the runoff, so Republicans have filed several lawsuits seeking to severely restrict the use of absentee drop boxes. That's even though the election is underway, and nearly a million ballots have been cast so far. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler. Uh, male tree crickets advertise their availability by rubbing their wings together.

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

09:07 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on KCRW

"Downtown L a 59 degrees at 61 in Fullerton at 606 from NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. The United States. National Guard is around in case of emergencies and in 2020, we have certainly had plenty of them. Ah pandemic record wildfire and hurricane seasons racial justice protests across the country. And now, of course, the enormous task of distributing a covert 19 vaccine. That means General Daniel Hawkinson has had his hands full. He leads the National Guard, and he only took over in August. He joins us now to talk about the challenges of this past year and the work ahead. General Hawkinson Welcome. Hey, thank you all so great to be with you today. It's great to have you So there are currently 26 governors. I understand who are planning to use the national Guard in some capacity Tol help them distribute the vaccine for covert 19. Could you just give us an idea of what specifically will be asked of the National Guard when it comes to vaccine distribution? Absolutely. So when we look at the task that they'll be asked to be which primarily transportation, logistics and in some cases, and actually 16 of the states, there are actually gonna be part of administering the vaccine. Okay? And what does that mean? Break that down for us? So when you look at the current vaccine with visor, it has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. And so we've actually done rehearsals in the states that are currently out there supporting this. And so they walked through this before to identify any significant changes or adaption of equipment that we have so that they can make sure that the vaccine stays within its constraints to the point of delivery. And so we'll be working very closely with the manufacturers and really the governor to meet their requirements to get the vaccines where they need to be. And then, as I mentioned before, in some of those cases will actually have National Guardsmen. Primarily our medical personnel that will be helping administer those vaccines at the point. Well, in addition to cope in 19, Of course, it has been an extremely intense year for the National Guard. You were called on to help with wildfires here in California during the worst wildfire season on record, you were called on to help with a really bad hurricane season as well. And these things are happening in part because of climate change. So let me ask you how much is the National Guard? Preparing for natural disasters. Get worse in the years ahead. Well else. I think you know, one thing is we've got really good at it. And if you go back to early June, we actually had 120,000 National Guardsmen on duty and then also we had about 20,000 soldiers and airmen deployed downrange. Supporting combat operations. And to put that in perspective, you know that's really about his largest. We've had a mobilization since World War two. If I may. Do you expect those mobilizations to increase when it comes to natural disasters? Because of climate change. You know, it's it's hard to tell for us. It's more of In our role in this is trying to anticipate how bad it might be and doing everything we can to prepare for that to respond or communities and particularly when our governor's asked us to help out Well, in addition to responding to natural disasters, of course, the National Guard was called upon to assist during the racial injustice protests this summer after the police killing of George Floyd and I realized that you were not at the helm at that time, but Looking back on the summer. What do you make of how the National Guard was used during those protests? You know, Also the one thing that we we try and emphasized, everybody is the role of the National Guard is really to protect our citizens and not to police them. And so when we we look at all the things that happened, you know, particularly starting in Minneapolis. One of the intense there was to make sure that our citizens have the ability to peacefully protest and we also need to protect our citizens and their property as well. And if you go back to that those first weeks in June, we had 43,000 National Guardsmen on the streets of America. And, you know, none of us ever want that. With one thing that we were really able to do was help deescalate that and you look at that in a few weeks we had, you know, below 100 folks out there still doing it. And today when you look at where we are today, It's just over 100 people, and we really see that as a good news story. Just looking back on the extraordinary challenges of this past year. 2020 do you feel that 2020 has in any way? Reshaped the National Guard's mission as we enter 2021, if not formally reshaped, at least in your mind. Informed you in a way that you look at the mission of the National Guard a little bit differently. Walking ahead. You know, that's a great question else's. So when you look at the national Guard our motto forever has been. We're always ready and always there. And when you look at, you know, covert 19. None of us saw this. We didn't know that would be involved in a pandemic. But we adapted and met every mission that our governor's asked us to do and then sing with civil disturbance. And then you add as you mentioned earlier, those historic firing hurricane seasons to me. It just shows what you know a tremendous value The guard is to our nation. General Daniel Hawkinson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. Thank you very much for your time today. Hey, thank you. Elsa's well to Georgia now where a record number of voters participated in this year's election about 25% of those ballots were absentee by mail, and those ballots helped give Democrat Joe Biden the state in the presidential race. Now, as Georgia Public broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports a Republican lawmakers in that state have pledged to crack down on voting laws next year. For the last 15 years, Georgians have been able to request an absentee ballot with no excuse needed thanks to a bill pushed by GOP lawmakers to give voters more options. Just a small percentage of people ever used mail in ballots and the ones who did were older and likely to vote Republican. But this year because of the cove in 19 pandemic and a competitive general election, more than 1.3 million absentee ballots were returned, and most of them came from Democrats. One time gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams spearheaded that campaign. The last time we talked, I said, we need to send in our mail in ballots returned them in your dropbox is or in your mailbox is We need to do it again ahead of January run offs for two Senate seats. That doesn't sit right with some Georgia Republican lawmakers who have claimed without evidence. There is widespread fraud with absentee voting that needs to be addressed. Well. Good morning. We have convened this meeting of the Senate government Oversight Committee after a number of alleged improprieties. Proprieties have were brought to our attention following the general election on November 3rd despite casting its electoral votes for a Democrat, Georgia's government is still controlled by Republicans. So GOP state senators say they want to get rid of no excuse absentee voting, ADM or photo I d requirements for those who do vote by mail and eliminate secure drop boxes as an option to return. It's unclear if any of these changes will pass a specially as Democrats questioned the sudden change of heart. One. Democrat, representative Nita Shannon, says this push to curb voting smacks of something other than just preventing fraud. I just don't remember from other Republicans there being such an attack against absentee voting when it was mostly Republicans using it. So it seems to me that this new kind of up spring about Democrats largely black and brown voters who are using mail in voting as of this year so much it just really seems interesting. Another target of Republicans. Iron is the state's top election official, also a Republican who has been a vocal critic of President Trump's attempts to overturn the election. Secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger skipped a hearing where Trump's legal team spread misinformation and conspiracies about the election. So House Speaker David Ralston then suggested Rapids Burger needed reining in two Don't ever remember in my time. Serving in this General Assembly, a constitutional officer refusing to come before a house or a Senate committee. Toe offer up information that might be helpful. Of the people's Representatives. Ralston suggested the legislature should try to remove power from that office and potentially make the secretary of state elected by lawmakers instead of the public. Some of the rhetoric around voting changes could depend on the outcome of those January 5th run offs where two Republican U. S. Senators face reelection in the meantime, for the runoff, so Republicans have filed several lawsuits seeking to severely restrict the use of absentee drop boxes. That's even though the election.

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:18 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Studios with a new film. Sylvie's Love a romance between an aspiring TV producer and a saxophonist in 19. Fifties Harlem, starring Tessa Thompson and Nam Diaz. A Moi streaming this Christmas on prime video. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. The United States National Guard is around in case of emergencies and in 2020, we have certainly had plenty of them. Pandemic record wildfire and hurricane seasons. Racial justice protests across the country and now, of course, the enormous task of distributing a covert 19 vaccine. That means General Daniel Hawkinson has had his hands full. He leads the National Guard, and he only took over in August. He joins us now to talk about the challenges of this past year and the work ahead. General Hawkinson Welcome. Hey, thank you all so great to be with you today. It's great to have you So there are currently 26 governors. I understand who are planning to use the national Guard in some capacity Tol help them distribute the vaccine for covert 19. Could you just give us an idea of what specifically will be asked of the National Guard when it comes to vaccine distribution? Absolutely. So when we look at the task that they'll be asked to be which primarily transportation, logistics and in some cases, and actually 16 of the states, there are actually gonna be part of administering the vaccine. Okay? And what does that mean? Break that down for us? So when you look at the current vaccine with visor, it has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. And so we've actually done rehearsals in the states that are currently out there supporting this. And so they walk through this before to identify any significant changes or adaption of equipment that we have so that they could make sure that the vaccine stays within its constraints to the point of delivery. And so we'll be working very closely with the manufacturers and really the governor to meet their requirements to get the vaccines where they need to be. And then, as I mentioned before, in some of those cases will actually have National Guardsmen. Primarily our medical personnel that will be helping administer those vaccines at the point. Well, in addition to Cove in 19, Of course, it has been an extremely intense year for the National Guard. You were called on to help with wildfires here in California during the worst wildfire season on record, you were called on to help with a really bad hurricane season as well. And these things are happening in part because of climate change. So let me ask you how much is the National Guard? Preparing for natural disasters. Get worse in the years ahead. What else? I think you know, One thing is we've got really good at it. And if you go back to early June, we actually had 120,000 National Guardsmen on duty. And then also we had about 20,000 soldiers and airmen deployed downrange supporting combat operations. And to put that in perspective, you know that's really about as large as we've had a mobilization since World War two. If I made Do you expect those mobilizations to increase when it comes to natural disasters? Because of climate change. You know, it's it's hard to tell for us. It's more of In our role in this is trying to anticipate how bad it might be and doing everything we can to prepare for that to respond or communities and particularly when our governor's asked us to help out Well, in addition to responding to natural disasters, of course, the National Guard was called upon to assist during the racial injustice protests this summer after the police killing of George Floyd and I realized that you were not at the helm at that time, but Looking back on the summer. What do you make of how the National Guard was used during those protests? You know, Also the one thing that we we try and emphasized, everybody is the role of the National Guard is really to protect our citizens and not to police them. And so when we we look at all the things that happened, you know, particularly starting in Minneapolis. One of the intense there was to make sure that our citizens have the ability to peacefully protest. And we also need to protect our citizens and their property as well. And if you go back to that those first weeks in June, we had 43,000 National Guardsmen on the streets of America. And, you know, none of us ever want that. With one thing that we were really able to do was help deescalate that and you look at that in a few weeks we had, you know, below 100 folks out there still doing it. And today when you look at where we are today, It's just over 100 people, and we really see that is a good news story. Just looking back on the extraordinary challenges of this past year. 2020 do you feel that 2020 has in any way? Reshaped the National Guard's mission as we enter 2021, if not formally reshaped, at least in your mind. Informed you in a way that you look at the mission of the National Guard a little bit differently. Walking ahead. You know, that's a great question else's. So when you look at the national Guard our motto forever has been. We're always ready and always there. And when you look at, you know, covert 19. None of us saw this. We didn't know that would be involved in a in a pandemic. But we adapted and met every mission that our governor's asked us to do and then sing with civil disturbance. And then you had, as you mentioned earlier those historic firing hurricane seasons. I mean, it just shows what a crew you know tremendous value. The guard is Tor Nation. General Daniel Hawkinson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. Thank you very much for your time today. Hey, thank you. Elsa's well to Georgia now where a record number of voters participated in this year's election about 25% of those ballots were absentee by mail, and those ballots helped give Democrat Joe Biden the state in the presidential race. Now, as Georgia Public broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports a Republican lawmakers in that state have pledged to crack down on voting laws next year. For the last 15 years, Georgians have been able to request an absentee ballot with no excuse needed thanks to a bill pushed by GOP lawmakers to give voters more options. Just a small percentage of people ever used mail in ballots, and the ones who did were older and likely to vote Republican. But this year because of the cove in 19 pandemic and a competitive general election, more than 1.3 million absentee ballots were returned, and most of them came from Democrats. One time gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams spearheaded that campaign. The last time we talked, I said, we need to send in our mail in ballots returned them in your dropbox is or in your mailbox is We need to do it again ahead of January run offs for two Senate seats. That doesn't sit right with some Georgia Republican lawmakers who have claimed without evidence. There is widespread fraud with absentee voting that needs to be addressed. Well. Good morning. We have convened this meeting of the Senate government Oversight Committee after a number of alleged improprieties. Proprieties have were brought to our attention following the general election on November 3rd. Despite casting its electoral votes for a Democrat, Georgia's government is still controlled by Republicans. So GOP state senators say they want to get rid of no excuse absentee voting, ADM or photo I d requirements for those who do vote by mail. And eliminate secure drop boxes as an option to return. It's unclear if any of these changes will pass, especially as Democrats questioned the sudden change of heart. One Democrat representative We need to Shannon says this push to curb voting smacks of something other than just preventing fraud. I just don't remember from other Republicans were being such an attack against absentee voting when it was mostly Republicans using it. So it seems to me that this new kind of up spring about Democrats largely black and brown voters who are using mail in voting as of this year so much it just really seems interesting. Another target of Republicans. Iron is the state's top election official, also a Republican who has been a vocal critic of President Trump's attempts to overturn the election. Secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger skipped a hearing where Trump's legal team spread misinformation and conspiracies about the election. So House Speaker David Ralston then suggested Raffles Burger needed reining in two Don't ever remember in my time. Serving in this General Assembly, a constitutional officer refusing to come before a house or a Senate committee. Toe offer of information that might be helpful. Of the people's Representatives. Ralston suggested the legislature should try to remove power from that office and potentially make the secretary of state elected by lawmakers instead of the public. Some of the rhetoric around voting changes could depend on the outcome of those January 5th run offs where two Republican U. S. Senators face reelection in the meantime, for the runoff, so Republicans have filed several lawsuits seeking to severely restrict the use of absentee drop boxes. That's even though the election.

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"state bride rapids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"state bride rapids" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's unclear if any of these changes will pass, especially as Democrats questioned the sudden change of heart. One. Democrat, representative Nita Shannon, says this push to curb voting smacks of something other than just preventing fraud. I just don't remember from other Republicans there being such an attack against absentee voting when it was mostly Republicans using it. So it seems to me that this new kind of up spring about Democrats largely black and brown voters who are using mail in voting as of this year so much it just really seems interesting. Another target of Republicans. Iron is the state's top election official, also a Republican who has been a vocal critic of President Trump's attempts to overturn the election. Secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger skipped a hearing where Trump's legal team spread misinformation and conspiracies about the election. So House Speaker David Ralston then suggested Rapids Burger needed reining in two. I don't ever remember in my time. Serving in this General Assembly, a constitutional officer refusing to come before a house or a Senate committee. To offer up information that might be helpful. Of the people's Representatives. Ralston suggested the legislature should try to remove power from that office and potentially make the secretary of state elected by lawmakers instead of the public. Some of the rhetoric around voting changes could depend on the outcome of those January 5th run offs where two Republican U. S. Senators face reelection. In the meantime for the runoff, so Republicans have filed several lawsuits seeking to severely restrict the use of absentee drop boxes. That's even though the election is underway, and nearly a million ballots have been cast so far. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Fowler. Hmm. Male tree crickets advertise their availability by rubbing their wings together to chirp and larger, louder. Males find more favor with the females but smaller, less desirable. Males do have a trick to juice up their prospects. They amplify their chirps by punching a hole in a leaf and sticking their head through it. Critic Deb of India's National Center for Biological Sciences, described it like this. You know those collars that they put on dogs when they're putting some vaccine or something on the dogs. It looks something like that. This technique known as baffling can more than double the volume of a creek. It's mating call at Baker of the Natural History Museum in London, says the leaf works sort of like a loudspeaker. You effectively increase the size. Off the wing, which makes the sound appeared to be louder. Here are two recordings. Same cricket First without the Leave. All right now with the leaf Whoa! I got turned down my headphones now this'll phenomenon. It was first documented in the mid 19 seventies. But what depths team found is it has real consequences for small crickets. His team estimates quieter males Congar oh, from zero dates tonight to three simply by cranking the volume of their calls up to about 11. And once female crickets are reald in, they hang around longer to which gives smaller males a better chance at passing on their genes. The results were published by the Royal Society. The question, though, if baffling works so well, why don't roll crickets use it. Deb says Loud males don't have much to gain the loud means we're already getting the optimal number off. Meets they can meet with within the night. You know, we might think of primates or crows as the smart tool using animals. DEP says Crickets deserves more credit to be half New stuff on the brains That is possible. Andre get they produce such complex behaviors. The chance of finding a mate, it seems, is all it takes to turn crickets until audio engineers It's w N Y. C. You're listening to all things considered. There's much more to consider right after the break, Modernist covered 19 vaccine is expected to become the second to get the FDA emergency authorization. But compared to find her, the company doesn't have a track record of mass production of drugs. Also inside Google. Tensions are growing. After weeks after the company fired a high profile black researcher questions air still simmering about whether Google can tolerate dissent and criticism. We'll have those stories right after the break..

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"I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro. If you look at the president's Twitter feed, you would see a stream of unsubstantiated claims of election fraud from questionable sources. With little proof. The facts are. The president has lost almost all of his legal challenges, and the states where he is contesting the results have certified the vote. Now the president's own. Attorney General, William Barr, is acknowledging that reality. He's confirmed that the Justice Department has found no evidence so far of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election that would change the result. Joe Biden will be the next president. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is with us for more good morning. Good morning Bar is a staunch ally of the president. Some argue he is even too close to him. So this statement is significant. It is significant and it all came out in an interview that bar did with the Associated Press, and what he said was that federal prosecutors and the FBI have looked into specific claims and information. That they have received about the vote. And he said that they have not found at this point any evidence of widespread fraud that he mentioned one claim in particular. That has been making the rounds among Trump supporters, which is that voting machines were somehow manipulated to switch votes and Biden's favor, Bar said the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security looked into those allegations on he said that they have not found anything to substantiate them. So Barr is debunking the president's claims. Um, I'm not going to detail more of those claims. There have been many, um, but it has got to matter that his own Justice department contradicts the president. It does. It is particularly striking hearing this from bar because Bar as you noted, has been a close adviser and a loyal ally of the president in the run up to the election this summer. In fact, bar was Out in public right alongside the president, stoking false fears about the safety of mail in voting, barring the president repeatedly claimed falsely that voting by mail was susceptible to fraud and abuse. But now after the election here we have theater knee general coming out and contradicting the president's baseless claims of fraud in the selection. Did President Trump his campaign have any response to this? The response came from the campaigns lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis. They put out a statement yesterday about bars remarks on they allege in that statement that the Justice Department hasn't really investigated anything related to voter fraud. On. They say that they will continue their fight in the courts and in state legislatures. Now it's important to stay here that over the past month, courts have looked at and repeatedly dismissed the claims that the Trump campaign Has brought and made in court. All right. I want to turn to some other news out of the Justice Department. Because bar has appointed John Durham as special counsel to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. Yeah. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Right. Barr appointed Durham Special Counsel in mid October. We just learned of this yesterday. Hey, did so under the same regulation that Robert Mueller actually was appointed special counsel in Bar says that he did this to make sure that no matter who won the election That Durham could continue his investigation. Remember that germ has been investigating the origins of the Trump Russia investigation. He's been doing this for more than a year. It is a criminal investigation. At this point. So far, only one person has been charged. That is a former FBI lawyer who's pleaded guilty to altering an email bar told the AP that terms probe has narrowed over time, and it's now focused on the FBI's activities in the Trump Russia investigation. But the bottom line here by appointing Durham special Counsel would bar has done is made it harder for the incoming Biden administration to shut this probe down if if it wanted to do so, And I'm sure it's welcome news to his Republican allies. MPR's Ryan Lucas. Thank you very much. Thank you. The president's false claims about the election have had real world effects on election officials, some of faced death threats and harassment. One official in Georgia spoke out against the president and also against the Republican senators who indulge and enable his falsehoods. Here's Georgia Public Broadcasting's Stephen Felder. Twice a day for the last several weeks and unflappable, gray haired voting system implementation manager opened up his laptop and stepped up to the Mike. Gabriel Sterling's mundane briefings on Georgia's wonky post election counting processes became a ritual of stability. But yesterday his address was one of righteous anger. It all gone too far. All of it in recent days. An attorney for the Trump campaign called for a former cyber security official to be drawn and quartered Trump supporters drove caravans of hogging pickup trucks past the secretary of state's house, and someone sent sexually explicit threats to his wife. But the straw that broke Gabe Sterling's back came when social media users out of the information of a 20 something technician in Gwinnett County, who they allege was manipulating vote totals as part of a grand conspiracy. In reality, he was checking numbers as part of a recount requested by the Trump campaign. I've got police protection outside my house. Fine. You know, I took a higher higher profile job. I get it. Secretary ran for office of Wife knew that to this kid took a job. He just took a job. And it's just wrong. The forceful push from an election office, led by Republicans comes as other prominent GOP leaders have largely stayed silent about the more threatening and extreme responses to Trump's election laws. Complicating matters is a dual Senate runoff that will decide control of the upper chamber. Both incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Leffler have called on Secretary of State Bride Rapids Burger to resign, claiming without evidence there were widespread problems. Those kinds of calls have led to this harassment, Starling said. You have to be responsible. You have to be responsible in your rhetoric gets me responsible your statements he had to be responsible in your deeds. That shouldn't be too much to ask for people who asked for us to give them responsibility. Very few Republicans have supported reference Burger or made attempts to swat down conspiracy theories about George's voting, machine vendor and other elections processes. In his speech, Sterling said. They're guilty to this is elections. This is the backbone of democracy and all of you who have not said a damn word are complicit in this. In response, both Purdue and Leffler said they condemn any sort of violence but won't apologize for their harsh questioning of George's election administration. The Trump campaign said in the statement that they were focused on quote, ensuring that all legal votes are counted and that no one should engage and threats or violence. Ultimately as the state finishes up a third count of its vote since election Day, Sterling said. It's incumbent on the president to move on, Accept defeat and tone down the rhetoric. Someone's gonna get hurt. Someone's gonna get shot. Someone's gonna get killed. It's not right. It's not right. Meanwhile, Republicans are also trying to convince their supporters the system works enough for them to vote in the January.

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