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12:35 min | 1 year ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Afternoon I'm Laurie said snow packed all things considered this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Tom gjelten the Kansas Supreme Court convened an emergency session today the goal to resolve a dispute between democratic governor Laura Kelly and Republican legislative leaders who opposed her attempt to stop churches from holding Easter services amid the corona virus outbreak more from Jim McLean of the Kansas news service there was nothing typical about today's hearing because of the coronavirus the court like everything else is operating differently today is a historic day as we hear arguments for the first time by video conferencing the justices led by Chief Justice more lucrative gathered virtually from their homes to hear the case filed just three days ago by governor Kelly the dispute centers on Kelly's use of a sweeping orders to slow the spread of the virus and efforts by Republican lawmakers to rein her in Kelly was the first governor closed schools for the rest of the academic year and among the first in the region to impose a state wide a stay at home policy three weeks ago I left these decisions to local health departments for as long as possible members of the Republican controlled legislature were quick to accuse her of over reacting here's senator rob Wilson I don't want anybody to die I don't want anybody to get this virus but we can't because this country Dale everybody can stay home just before the social distancing rules sent them home for the month of April Republican lawmakers agreed to extend the emergency declaration but only if Kelly agreed to allow a panel of legislative leaders to review and possibly reject her subsequent orders that agreement held until recently when lawmakers blocked Kelly's move to add church services and funerals the places were no more than ten people could gather Republican Senate president Susan Wagle led the opposition were restricting individual rights to practice religious liberties so I can't approve this the very next day and angry Kelly took the lawmakers to court meanwhile the legal battle left many pastors unsure of the rules heading into Easter weekend Gregory Reagan pastor of the church of truth in suburban Kansas city is planning to bring people together in what he calls a parking lot service but we are going to park the cars in such a way that you'll be able to see one another smile at one another and enjoy worshipping together for the first time in several weeks the two sides are still awaiting the court's ruling for NPR news I'm Jim McLean in Topeka Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign this week but he says he'll keep promoting his agenda including Medicare for all in tuition free college the future of this country is with our ideas he said somebody who shares those ideas is Robert Reisch the secretary of labor under president Clinton and the author of a new book the system who rigged it how we fix it in it he argues that America has become an oligarchy with a handful of wealthy corporate executives holding power over the U. S. economy is Bernie Sanders says the billionaire class and for rush the man who personifies that billionaire class is Jamie Dimon CEO of JP Morgan chase rice's diamond is one of those who have built a system that's friendly to the wealthy but unfriend the two workers when we spoke I asked why he picked on diamond in particular Jamie Dimon becomes an easy foil because he's a he calls himself a Democrat he is a major contributor and has been a major contributor to the Democratic Party he was the one who said look I don't like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren because they're supposing socialism and socialism would be terribly bad for this country Anderson Jamie Dimon was the one who led the charge to get the the giant December twenty seventeen tax cuts for big corporations and big banks and billionaires and very wealthy people so he's a fascinating character who I think in very important ways embodies the power structure of the United States so in your book you advocate a lot of new spending on health care public education other social programs to go back to your foil Jamie Dimon he says don't mess up the machine that creates the value so you could have these things the economy is what gave us everything isn't that a valid point well it's valid to the point where yes if the economy is organized in a way that generates a lot of games for everyone then we don't want to mess it up but if the economy is organized as it is now in a way that generates a lot of games for people at the top but where the typical person's wage is stock in fact when the typical American had a job right now during the pandemic many people don't but when even they have jobs the typical American was working adjusted for inflation for wages that were really lower than they were in the late nineteen seventies another was the big there's been no wage growth at all for most people so the economy is not working for all what we need to do is examine the organization the structure of the economy and make sure that it is once again working for all if you look at the changes in power a big corporations have been merging and growing exercising much more monopoly power then really we've seen in the last forty or fifty years at the same time workers because labor unions have shrunk dramatically from thirty five percent of the private sector workforce to about six point four percent today workers have no real bargaining power compared to big corporations and you go through the economy and you look at where power is located and you see again average people working people less and less ability to gain some of that economy for themselves well let's get back to the current moment obviously wrote this book before the corona virus hit it has changed everything we now have a massive government intervention in the U. S. economy would you say anything differently given what has happened in the last month we don't know yet so what the corona virus is going to generate in terms of not only the public health and who really gets skewered by all of this but also what the political consequences ultimately are going to be I think though what we can see is that the patterns of power and bargaining leverage that were there before the coronavirus still evidence themselves during the virus that is big corporations are doing quite well in terms of getting bailed out getting exemptions from everything such as having to provide paid sick leave to their employees while a small businesses really don't do well small businesses are are hemorrhaging their closing and individuals if they don't have a lot of savings to fall back on are also in dire straits right now when they're not being helped so in the last four weeks seventeen million Americans have applied for unemployment claims what does that mean I mean we're getting back to Great Depression levels of unemployment do you see that lingering for a long time where do you see it sort of snapping back pretty quickly like president trump promises at the rate that we are losing jobs at the rate that small businesses are hemorrhaging I wouldn't be surprised if we're up to something in the order of twenty five to thirty percent unemployment in about a month's time right now we haven't seen anything like that since the Great Depression in the nineteen thirties it does require right now any response a governmental response pouring huge amounts of money into not just the economy we're not about stimulating the economy we're talking about survival helping people get through this when they are sheltering at home as they should be or if they're on the front lines I like health care workers giving them hazard pay and adequate protection and equipment well that means big big my right now people can't get the money they need this is equivalent to let's say World War two in terms of national mobilization and the amount that the government needs to be able to do right now time is of the essence well for now those jobs are still there they're vacant they're not field because of the current situation but at some point they're going to disappear if if the economy is not back on its feet right when this is over we don't know when a lot of the jobs are going to return because people do little and will want to go back to restaurants and retail establishments and so forth but undoubtedly the economy will look somewhat different more people will be working from home there may be more comfort in ordering from Amazon or from any big online retailer than going into a retail store another which the habits of our consumer culture may alter somewhat and that in turn is going to have some consequences for the job market I do think that most jobs will come back but they're not gonna come back quickly they're gonna come back maybe what by September October it could be we're talking about next year let's Robert right she's a former secretary of labor and a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley is latest book the system who rigged it how we fix it is out now so after rush thank you so much for your time well thank you Tom when states and municipalities across the country began banning large gatherings theaters from Broadway to regional stages shut down but in a creative solution to a difficult problem some theaters made videos of the clothes productions available online for the cost of a ticket Jeff London reports in March the American conservatory theater or E. C. T. in San Francisco had a new play on its main stage called Tony stone it was about a woman ball player in the Negro leagues it opened on a Wednesday night March eleventh and we had to close performances for the rest of the run the very next day Jennifer Beals dean is the ACT's executive director like many theaters her company had recorded a video of the production for its archives and bills team wondered if it could be made available to audiences online but that requires permission from actors equity and other theatrical unions whose rules strictly prohibit archival footage to be shown to the general public bill steam gave it a try they responded immediately and supported this effort so that we are able to share the work that we have created to make sure that this work it's seen actors equity was actually ahead of the curve in recommending that theaters close the union's president Kate Shindle says it knew the show couldn't go on and not just because of audiences in close proximity there's no such thing as social distancing and theater you've got dancers who are doing less people who are standing across from an actor giving a passionate monologue they're still coming out of her mouth they're cheating like shut downs hit many shows we're still in rehearsals like American mariachi at the Dallas theater center Kevin Moriarty's theatre's artistic director had to tell the cast the show's closed the day before dress rehearsal we decided to continue on in the final hours that we were all for her saying to do the final dress rehearsal of the play and we were able to film that dress rehearsal using four cameras that we brought in at the very very last minute and a very very small audience of friends and family like E. C. T. Dallas theater center.

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"susan wagle" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:47 min | 1 year ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Tom gjelten the Kansas Supreme Court convened an emergency session today the goal to resolve a dispute between democratic governor Laura Kelly and Republican legislative leaders who opposed her attempt to stop churches from holding Easter services amid the corona virus outbreak more from Jim McLean of the Kansas news service there was nothing typical about today's hearing because of the coronavirus the court like everything else is operating differently today is a historic day as we hear arguments for the first time by video conferencing the justices led by Chief Justice more lucrative gathered virtually from their home to hear the case filed just three days ago by governor Kelly the dispute centers on Kelly's use of sweeping orders to slow the spread of the virus and efforts by Republican lawmakers to rein her in Kelly was the first governor closed schools for the rest of the academic year and among the first in the region to impose a state wide a stay at home policy three weeks ago I left these decisions to local health departments for as long as possible members of the Republican controlled legislature were quick to accuse her of over reacting here's senator rob Wilson I don't want anybody to die I don't want anybody to get this virus but we can't because this country do everybody can stay home just before the social distancing rules sent them home for the month of April Republican lawmakers agreed to extend the emergency declaration but only if Kelly agreed to allow a panel of legislative leaders to review and possibly reject her subsequent orders that agreement held until recently when lawmakers blocked Kelly's move to add church services and funerals the places were no more than ten people could gather Republican Senate president Susan Wagle led the opposition were restricting individual rights to practice religious liberties so I can't approve this the very next day and angry Kelly took the lawmakers to court meanwhile the legal battle left many pastors unsure of the rules heading into Easter weekend Gregory Reagan pastor of the church of truth in suburban Kansas city is planning to bring people together in what he calls a parking lot service but we are going to park the cars in such a way that you'll be able to see one another smile at one another and enjoy worshipping together for the first time in several weeks the two sides are still awaiting the court's ruling for NPR news I'm Jim McLean in Topeka the center's ended his presidential campaign this week but he says he'll keep promoting his agenda including Medicare for all in tuition free college the future of this country is with our ideas he said somebody who shares those ideas is Robert Reisch the secretary of labor under president Clinton and the author of a new book the system who rigged it how we fix it in it he argues that America has become an oligarchy with a handful of wealthy corporate executives holding power over the U. S. economy is Bernie Sanders says the billionaire class and for rush the man who personifies that billionaire class is Jamie Dimon CEO of JP Morgan chase rice's diamond is one of those who have built a system that's friendly to the wealthy but unfriendly to workers when we spoke I asked why he picked on diamond in particular Jamie Dimon becomes an easy for oil because he's a he calls himself a Democrat he is a major contributor and has been a major contributor to the Democratic Party he was the one who said look I don't like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren because they're spouting socialism and socialism would be terribly bad for this country and Jamie Dimon was the one who led the charge to get the the giant December twenty seventeen tax cuts for big corporations and big banks and billionaires and very wealthy people so he's a fascinating character who I think in very important ways embodies the power structure of the United States so in your book you advocate a lot of new spending on health care public education other social programs to go back to your foil Jamie Dimon he says don't mess up the machine that creates the value so you could have these things the economy is what gave us everything isn't that a valid point well it's valid to the point where yes if the economy is organized in a way that generates a lot of games for everyone then we don't want to mess it up but if the economy is organized as it is now in a way that generates a lot of games for people to talk about where the typical person's wage is stock and fact when the typical American had a job right now during the pandemic many people don't but when even they have jobs the typical American was working adjusted for inflation for wages that were really lower than they were in the late nineteen seventies another was the big there's been no wage growth at all for most people so the economy is not working for all what we need to do is examine the organization the structure of the economy and make sure that it is once again working for all if you look at the changes in power a big corporations have been merging and growing exercising much more monopoly power than really we've seen in the last forty or fifty years at the same time workers because labor unions have shrunk dramatically from thirty five percent of the private sector workforce to about six point four percent today workers have no real bargaining power compared to big corporations and you go through the economy and you look at where power is located and you see again average people working people less and less ability to gain some of that economy for themselves well let's get back to the current moment obviously wrote this book before the corona virus hit it has changed everything we now have a massive government intervention in the U. S. economy would you say anything differently given what has happened in the last month we don't know yet what the corona virus is going to generate in terms of not only the public health and who really get skewered by all of this but also what the political consequences ultimately are going to be I think though what we can see is that the patterns of power and bargaining leverage that were there before the corona virus still evidence themselves during the virus that is big corporations are doing quite well in terms of getting bailed out getting exemptions from everything such as having to provide paid sick leave to their employees while small businesses really don't do well small businesses are are hemorrhaging their closing and individuals if they don't have a lot of savings to fall back on are also in dire straits right now when they're not being helped so it'll last for weeks seventeen million Americans have applied for unemployment claims what does that mean I mean we're getting back to Great Depression levels of unemployment do you see that lingering for a long time or do you see it sort of snapping back pretty quickly like president trump promises at the rate that we are losing jobs at the rate that small businesses are hemorrhaging I wouldn't be surprised if we're up to something in the order of twenty five to thirty percent unemployment in about a month's time no we haven't seen anything like that since the Great Depression of the nineteen thirties it does require right now a response a governmental response pouring huge amounts of money into not just the economy we're not about stimulating the economy we're talking about survival helping people get through this when they are sheltering at home as they should be or if they're on the front lines I like health care workers giving them hazard pay and adequate protection and a Quitman well that means big big money right now people can't get the money they need this is equivalent to let's say World War two in terms of national mobilization and the amount that the government needs to be able to do right now time is of the essence well for now those jobs are still there they're vacant they're not field because of the current situation but at some point they're going to disappear if if the economy is not back on its feet right when this is over we don't know when a lot of the jobs are going to return because people do little and will want to go back to restaurants and retail establishments and so forth but undoubtedly the economy will look somewhat different more people will be working from home there may be more comfort in ordering from Amazon or from any big online retailer than going into a retail store another which the habits of our consumer culture may alter somewhat and that in turn is going to have some consequences for the job market I do think that most jobs will come back but they're not gonna come back quickly they're gonna come back maybe what by September October it could be we're talking about next year let's Robert Wright is a former secretary of labor and a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley is latest book the system who wrecked it how we fix it is out now secretary rice thank you so much for your time well thank you Tom when states and municipalities across the country began banning large gatherings theaters from Broadway to regional stages shut down but in a creative solution to a difficult problem some theaters made videos of the clothes productions available online for the cost of a ticket Jeff London reports in March the American conservatory theater or E. C. T. in San Francisco had a new play on its main stage called Tony stone it was about a woman ball player in the Negro leagues it opened on a Wednesday night March eleventh and we had to close performances for the rest of the rat in the very next day Jennifer Beals dean is the ACT's executive director like many theaters her company had recorded a video of the production for its archives and bills team wondered if it could be made available to audiences online but that requires permission from actors equity and other theatrical unions whose rules strictly prohibit archival footage to be shown to the general public bill steam gave it a try they responded immediately and supported this effort so that we are able to share the work that we have created to make sure that this work it's seen actors equity was actually ahead of the curve in recommending that theaters close the union's president Kate Shindle says it knew the show couldn't go on and not just because of audiences in close proximity there's no such thing as social distancing in theater you've got dancers who are doing less people who are standing across from an actor giving a passionate monologue there's that coming out of her mouth they're kissing countrywide shutdowns hit many shows were still in rehearsals like American mariachi at.

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Kansas coronavirus update: High court to settle dispute between governor, Republicans

All Things Considered

01:53 min | 1 year ago

Kansas coronavirus update: High court to settle dispute between governor, Republicans

"The Kansas Supreme Court convened an emergency session today the goal to resolve a dispute between democratic governor Laura Kelly and Republican legislative leaders who opposed her attempt to stop churches from holding Easter services amid the corona virus outbreak more from Jim McLean of the Kansas news service there was nothing typical about today's hearing because of the coronavirus the court like everything else is operating differently today is a historic day as we hear arguments for the first time by video conferencing the justices led by Chief Justice more lucrative gathered virtually from their home to hear the case filed just three days ago by governor Kelly the dispute centers on Kelly's use of sweeping orders to slow the spread of the virus and efforts by Republican lawmakers to rein her in Kelly was the first governor closed schools for the rest of the academic year and among the first in the region to impose a state wide a stay at home policy three weeks ago I left these decisions to local health departments for as long as possible members of the Republican controlled legislature were quick to accuse her of over reacting here's senator rob Wilson I don't want anybody to die I don't want anybody to get this virus but we can't because this country do everybody can stay home just before the social distancing rules sent them home for the month of April Republican lawmakers agreed to extend the emergency declaration but only if Kelly agreed to allow a panel of legislative leaders to review and possibly reject her subsequent orders that agreement held until recently when lawmakers blocked Kelly's move to add church services and funerals the places were no more than ten people could gather Republican Senate president Susan Wagle led the opposition were restricting individual rights to practice religious liberties so I can't approve this the very next day and angry Kelly took the lawmakers to

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"susan wagle" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on KGO 810

"This is the second night Passover bill next week it's eight days and of course I was out last night the engine because this is the second night of Sarai I'm here because I think this is really important but this is not only pass over this weekend is Easter possibly the most important day on the calendar for Christians I believe it is I think Easter because of the resurrection of Christ celebrated Easter Sunday is the most important day it's not Christmas Easter you know the California state home order prevents churches from hosting their congregations to celebrate our and we have a real issue here because for instance the city or Fresno's code enforcement team has issued a warning to seven churches stayed open on Sunday will be open Easter Sunday and I'll never forget because I watched Gary Tuchman on CNN as a woman drove to church last week and she said she's not worried she's covered in the blood of Jesus now let me tell you what happened in Kansas and I really want your comment because tomorrow is Good Friday an important day for Christians a panel of lawmakers in Kansas has overturned an executive order issued by the democratic governor Laura Kelly who I just saw being interviewed on CNN the order banned religious services of more than ten people during the corona virus outbreak the move yesterday came after the house and Senate Republicans in the state blasted governor Kelly's order as an unconstitutional overreach oh by the way you heard the Attorney General of the United States saying he thought it was an approach from religious freedom as well the Senate president Susan Wagle told people in Kansas I think they're just upset that is the Democrats with effective government was going to tell him they couldn't practice their religion M. and she's going to have a crescent so the Republicans in a dramatic rebuke leaders of the legislative coordinating council voted yesterday to overturn the governor's executive order banning churches in funerals for having more than ten people it's unbelievable Republicans said it was the final straw when governor Kelly told churches that they couldn't gathers normal to celebrate Easter I want to ask you all questions what do you think about this now the Senate president Susan Wagle said during the panel meeting that invoking religious liberties she says they think it's totally inappropriate for the governor to tell them they cannot worship away in the manner they choose on Sunday well let me take governor Kelly.

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"susan wagle" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on KGO 810

"Get contrasting points of view here the summer very dressed very very depressed barber says should I say dear Mr doom and gloom I could no longer I can no longer listen your program is entirely too negative and this negativity breeds nothing but despair and hopelessness have you Google cover the suicide lately rates are going up and will continue to do so unless one begins to air all the positive news do you know Washington state return four hundred violators because there's no longer a need for them but they closed a make shift hospital a major sports field because it turned out to be not needed why don't you talk about news like this the news will give people hope instead of a constant focus on the negative but only succeeds in terrifying already terrified nation barb the only answer I can give you is this I have to talk about what's happening I can't not I can't not vivid contrast love your show one of the small bright spots being stuck at home is being able to listen to the entire KGO lined up through the day it appears clear that there is no one American on so many issues every state has its own Petri dish a policy added forty million people though city California is larger than many European countries so much for our recent progress which is originated on the state level Democrats and Republicans should both push for lower taxes and it goes on and then the guy appreciate the thing that you understand you tell me you want me not to talk about what's happening and did you hear the national news I had the sitting on the stack little did I know Attorney General William Barr said some of the government imposed restrictions meant to control the spread of code nineteen we're draconian and he suggests they should be easiest next month I I shouldn't be surprised it was interview with fox news's Laura Ingram bar long a proponent executive power so the government and in particular state officials had broad authority to impose restrictions on people in case of emergency but he said the federal government would be keeping a careful eye on the situation and stressed that officials should be very careful to make sure that the draconian measures that are being adopted are fully justified and then he said this when this period of time at the end of April expires I think we have to allow people to adopt more than we have and not just tell people to go home and hide under their bed but a lot of use other ways social distancing another means to protect themselves four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten if ever there a case to be made the bar should vanish as Attorney General this is it would you like to see all of the restrictions eased are you aware of the reason why San Francisco and California seem to be doing better is because we did impose these as he puts them for Conan restrictions Eamonn Barr said this the government had a right to put restrictions on churches so long as they were treated no differently than any other institutions but Abbas is very concerning about possible encroachment on American freedom of religion bart said he also was concerned about the tracking of people wait wait wait wait pause for a moment pause for a moment think about this tomorrow is Good Friday are you going to church Sunday is Easter Sunday are you going to church you know the law panel of lawmakers in Kansas has overturned an executive order by the democratic governor Laura Kelly the band religious services are more than ten people during this outbreak and the Republicans in the state blasted Kelly saying her order was unconstitutional overreach I am this is what the Senate president Susan Wagle a Republican from Wichita said I think they're just very upset with the fact that the government was going to tell them they couldn't practice their religion what do you mean you can practice your religion ought well you tell me we have a conflict here the Attorney General of the United States of America is calling restrictions on gatherings draconian M. and although he says the government have a right to put restrictions on churches he continues so long as they are treated no differently but other institutions but he did say the Attorney General in the midst of this crisis he was very concerned about the possible encroachment on American freedom of religion.

"susan wagle" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Home to see W. I. L. S. it's going to be a big experiment in Kansas we cannot get that momentarily but the a virus crisis has brought to the forefront two distinct trends that when put together are maybe a tad alarming government is growing a lot of you probably feel this a bad thing however essentially we are at war so we're throwing money at this right now the treasury is doling out checks to families and individuals the small business administration is giving grants to businesses to help them cover payroll two distinct programs there the federal government now is the ability to take a significant equity stake in all of the nation's airlines affect the president spoke to that during his news conference earlier this this afternoon and you know after nine eleven of them pulling these are figures out of my fevered head right now I don't think I have a fever but others some discrepancy with this Vicks thermometer but after nine eleven I think it was fifteen billion dollars all in anything now it's gonna be over fifty billion if that's what the first package the pause on the Seoul government is growing there's no doubt about that yet government is oversight is so distinctly shrinking the kind of intervention into the economy I'm reading from the Wall Street journal the kind of intervention into the economy that we are seeing right now typically require stringent oversight over many many many years but none of the built in oversight mechanisms are even close to functional they were thrown in this eight hundred page bill but nobody has them staffed nobody knows the protocols or how it's going to function a bipartisan group of senators asked the president for answers about the intelligence community hi G. firing and the president gave an obligatory answer really didn't get into that very very much but under the financials now this the recovery bill allows the feds to spend billions without keeping any records tucked into the recent recovery bill the two point two trillion was a provision granting the federal reserve the right to set up a four hundred fifty billion dollar bailout plan without following any provisions of the federal open meetings laws including announcing the medians are keeping most records about them so that's not even in the bill so that provision the existence of which has not been previously reported further calls into question the transparency and oversight for the biggest bailout law ever passed by Congress in our history and that's adjusting for dollar to dollar inflationary a consideration so big government lots of money a very very little oversight so I'm a Kansas a little experiment on Kansans for this weekend and they are was it the some far status I cancel something so Kansas experienced its greatest increase in corona viruses cases of any day yet this is yesterday on in forty six new patients confirm now grading on a New Yorker that's nothing Kansas right now just as over a thousand cases thirty seventh in the nation so it's not it's not spike in it's not a hot spot by any stretch of imagination however they've already figured this out nobody me allergists and politicians on both sides that the outbreaks yes seven bald religious gatherings listen to what happened this week in Kansas governor Laura Kelly Democrats had an executive order Tuesday evening limiting the size a religious congregations and funerals ahead of Easter so almost three quarters of the states cases can be traced back to religious services so she restricted all religious gatherings to ten people and then to does not include the preachers or musical performers with ten congregants ten pressures so yesterday the day that this order was to be implemented state Republicans prioritized freedom of religion they said no no the Republican Attorney General there Derek Schmidt issued a memo discouraging law enforcement from enforcing the requirements of the gubernatorial order you don't have to follow now the AG's recommendation according to the governor Democrat AG Republican the governor said the hills recommendation AG it has no legal authority whatsoever but this does yesterday shortly after the memo Republican lawmakers in so anybody know the capital of Kansas is it to be because I'm thinking it's to pick up in Wichita I think it's to bigger I'm gonna go to Peter John because that is the hometown of the legendary broadcaster fill in the blank Walter not Walter Cronkite from Kansas city I know that bill Kurtis Arbil Kurdish yet as I just did my magic box and Topeka is the capital city of Kansas so we get a little star here anyway about our after Schmidt's memo Republican lawmakers overturned the executive order was taken nude claiming that it impedes on religious rights even though many churches are canceled Easter services voluntarily or intend to hold them online however they called the gubernatorial order extreme and clearly in violation a blatant violation of our fundamental rights this is the son of president Republican Susan Wagle so I guess that governors and forty three other states have in fact impose similar restrictions on religious gatherings I assume they're worn in that forty three but there will be a little social experiment medical social experiment this weekend beginning Chris might take a couple weeks to manifest the answer but other sunflower state appears ready to run that experiment this weekend on whether you know it's your religious right to go have a religious service in close proximity to the next person but do you in fact put all of us at risk even those of us who don't live in Kansas how we're gonna get a check on traffic.

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"susan wagle" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And James L. knight foundation hoping NPR advance journalistic excellence in the digital age this is one a I'm Joshua Johnson today we're hearing highlights from a conversation we had this month in Wichita Kansas we hosted a live panel in collaboration with member station K. M. you W. as part of our series one A. across America we're going to neighborhoods far from the sea and talking to people about what they care about this election cycle in Kansas we focused on women in politics particularly in the GOP the state has a newly elected female governor a Democrat three women are running for the open US Senate seat in Kansas Republican state Senate president Susan Wagle and two Democrats local city council member Lucia ready and state senator Barbara bowl yet senator bowl yea joined us on stage in Wichita as did state representative Christy Williams she's a Republican representing a district just east of Wichita we were also joined by Jennifer bass singer the vice president of political affairs for the Kansas chamber of commerce and Jim a clean the senior political reporter for the Kansas new service today we're hearing highlights of our conversation you can watch a video of the whole event at the one a doctor war let's jump back in with a question from a listener Adrienne run on our Facebook page currently the GOP female representation dropped dramatically during the mid terms how do they want the GOP to better support them how to Republican candidates plan on winning back the women especially millennials who were leaving the party let's break that question into a few pieces representative ones first of all thoughts on how the Republican Party might better support you if you agree that they do need to support you better all how do you see it I think that there's absolutely room for improvement I think women have a tough position because they are generally the ones that want to be the nurturers of the kids I have four and it's very hard to take a position like cats running to to peak at which is two hours away and and maintaining that balance in your life but supporting us would be that oftentimes women have to balance being a likeable leader more than men do and it it's a more difficult call whether you're on the right or the left to maintain that likability and not strong leadership and so the Republican Party could do a great service to myself and other Republican women by remembering in that it's okay to give us an extra encouragement support whatever it may be and the light I agree with Jennifer we want the best person to run for that office I also would say that women's voice is a little bit different and at the state house and having just a little bit more than twenty seven twenty eight percent would be a good thing because we bring a different perspective to the statehouse and we're great multi Tasker can you elaborate on that a bit I'm glad you brought that up representative Williams in terms of women having to deal more with them like ability that makes me crazy sometimes talking politics because you don't hear male candidates half the I mean it's like you can buy a beer with him as far as it goes women if they answer this question way more and it's it's weird for me but for you as a Kennedy how do you see that from the inside from I just want to tell you that for the most part we don't think about it we just live we do our lives we're you know we're at peace with the world as it is because you know we like the women right but I will say we get it on both sides and I keep saying as a mom there are those that think why are you doing now why would you why would you leave them to do that and then there's the other side that you know what and maybe you were too content to maybe you're too aggressive maybe you should let somebody else handle that issue and I I think that study and studies and pulling does indicate that men can get a more favorable radio without having the experience of women do you have to income according to surveys work a little bit harder and have a little bit better background then the guys often do and I I don't let that wear me down but it does happen some interesting you brought that up Melanie rights I am a strong smart caring person I'd be a great leader or more specifically an elected official but I am a passionate woman I show my feelings and this renders me unelectable in Kansas a male version of me would be mayor in a heart beat.

"susan wagle" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Dot com this is one a I'm Joshua Johnson today we're hearing highlights from a conversation we had this month in Wichita Kansas we hosted a live panel in collaboration with member station K. M. you W. as part of our series one A. across America we're going to neighborhoods far from DC and talking to people about what they care about this election cycle in Kansas we focused on women in politics particularly in the G. O. P. the state has a newly elected female governor a Democrat three women are running for the open US Senate seat in Kansas Republican state Senate president Susan Wagle and two Democrats local city council member who sure ready and state senator Barbara bowl game senator bowl yea joined us on stage in Wichita as did state representative Christy Williams she's a Republican representing a district just east of Wichita we were also joined by Jennifer bass singer the vice president of political affairs for the Kansas chamber of commerce and Jim a clean the senior political reporter for the Kansas new service today were hearing highlights of our conversation you can watch a video of the whole event at the one A. dot war let's jump back in with a question from a listener Adrienne run on our Facebook page currently the GOP female representation dropped dramatically during the mid terms how do they want the G. O. P. to better support them how to Republican candidates plan on winning back the women especially millennials who were leaving the party let's break that question into a few pieces represented Williams first of all thoughts on how the Republican Party might better support you if you agree that they do need to support you better all how do you see it I think that there's absolutely room for improvement I think women have a tough position because they are generally the ones that want to be the nurturers of the kids I have four and it's very hard to take a position like calf running to to peak at which is two hours away and and maintaining that balance in your life but supporting us would be that oftentimes women have to balance being a likeable leader more than men do and it it's a more.

"susan wagle" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"susan wagle" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Leaving it so if I am with electric god willing for the Senate seat I will be leading the charge for president trump the United States and Kris Kobach making his announcement in July that he will run for the open Senate seat Stephen what is your sense of how Republicans running for election this time around are either aligning award themselves with or distancing themselves from the president the Republicans are definitely not distancing themselves from the president that a sentiment that secretary Kobach shared it's not a surprise because he's always been a close ally of president trump but when you look at the other major Republicans in this race they are not distancing themselves from president trump they're also the ones calling for you know ending the scent of the impeachment inquiry as Senate president Susan Wagle in a fundraising email I just look at this morning said if she goes to the U. S. Senate she would work to stop the impeachment inquiry so the Republicans are still in bracing president trump we will send the president also delivered on his promise to renegotiate nafta the north American free trade agreement its replacement the U. S. Mexico Canada agreement has yet to be scheduled for a vote in Congress Stephen before I get your sense of how the US MCA is playing out in this state read just remind us what the US MCA is and how will be different from now well it is it would it it basically updates a lot of the agreements between the US and and Canada and Mexico that came out of the first nafta back in the nineteen nineties it has added protections for American businesses and it would do according to the trump administration increase a lot of trade that that happens across the border and reduce the trade deficit that the US has with these other countries it is not clear to me that we're gonna see any action as a matter of fact this impeachment inquiry may be the the sort of the final nail in the U. S. MCA's coffin Steven what's your sense of how important two cans and voters to U. S. M. C. A. is well members of Congress think it's very important I was just an event last week with one of our congressman Steve walk ins a Republican and he was talking about this left and right he wanted everything to be about the U. S. M. C. A. and I specifically asked him if he was concerned the impeachment inquiry would derail the US MCA he said yes I mean it's important to Kansas because when you look at the top destinations for Kansas products being exported to Canada and Mexico are two of the top ones in some years there one into so it's important to keep those relationships strong and especially if you look at the eastern can't Kansas district what's the walk ins is from he's touting that same we need to do that and we shouldn't be focusing on this impeachment inquiry Steven what's your sense of how Democrats in Kansas or dealing with the impeachment inquiry we got a number of comments from some of our listeners that are kind of dubious on what the political value might be of going forward with this jun emailed drop the impeachment it'll never get through the Senate let's beat president trump fair and square at the ballot box that's the only way to finally silence his supporters is that view reflected among Democrats in Kansas there are definitely Democrats from more liberal enclaves of the state that I are supporting impeachment but if you look at democratic politicians they are often be a little more careful like I mentioned sure Reese David's she is our one democratic Congress woman who was just elected and she's in the Kansas city suburbs kind of a swing district she defeated a Republican and so she's been careful about this issue she hasn't been coming out swinging the impeachment flag or anything like I mentioned she finally supported it but said she was just supporting the inquiry what about on a national level in terms of whether voters seem to think it's worth it even go for this well as I say the polling is starting to change and I I think we're gonna see more and more the people beginning to support at least an inquiry if these revelations continue coming out at the at the speed with which we're seeing them but whether or not that translates into voters supporting removal is another question and even then it's hard to imagine twenty Republican senators voting against president trump when trump's approval rating among actual Republican voters is somewhere north of eighty percent we'll continue in just a minute with read Wilson of the hill and Stephen Karan of Kansas public radio Tracy tweeted every time the press and Democrats say something negative about trump you were making him the victim in the eyes of the white Republican mail as a Republican woman married to one of these men I can attest to the fact that despite direct evidence that the company he works for suffering from terrorists he will hear no evil Kansans do not care about the impeachment because once again trump is being victimized by Democrats I'd like to get some perspective on Tracy's comment including from an official with the Kansas Republican Party she'll join us in just a minute also Kansas has decided to skip its primary this time around the Republican Party at least has decided to skip the primary this time around to somewhat controversial decision we'll get some more explanation on that and more of your comments in a minute I'm Joshua Johnson and you're listening to one a from W. 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