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$650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement Approved by Judge
"Bruce, a federal judges approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook. Allegedly using photo face imaging and other biometric data without the permission of his users. The deal is the result of a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois in 2015 nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected. It's one of the largest settlements ever for privacy violation. This is
US intelligence report finds Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving operation that killed Khashoggi
"President Biden says the public release of an intelligence report tying Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince to the death of journalist Jamal Cash. O G shows the country that the rules are changing. Shoji, who lived in Virginia and wrote for The Washington Post was killed inside Saudi Arabia is Turkish consulate in 2018. NPR's Scott Tetro has more at the time. U. S intelligence ASSESS that Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of cash. Oh, gee! But as President Trump pursued a warm relationship with Saudi Arabia, his administration never made that finding public. In an interview with Univision, Biden said the reports released sends a message. The rules were changing. And we're gonna be announcing significant changes today and on Monday, we're gonna hold them accountable for human rights abuses, And we're gonna make sure that they fact if they want to deal with us, they have to deal with it in a way that human rights abuses are dealt with newly announced sanctions do not directly target the Crown Prince. Got JETRO NPR news, the White
Arkansas Head Coach, Eric Musselman, Discusses His Team's Success This Year
"Know there's a game coming up tomorrow but if we could just get some final thoughts on north we're violating the twenty four hour rule or not. But how does it feel to. I mean your fans are buzzing right. Now they've been excited all year but that really brought it home the other night. I mean the thing that that we're probably the most proud of paul is just the fact you know we got thumped tuscaloosa and we got beat before that at lsu When we were in bad rooch pretty pretty bad too and and We were able to bounce back between those two games. We had a really physical practice with weighted vests. And and you know. I'm not sure we had enough legs To play the fast place style of play that that obama plays and coach you know gets his guys really get out and run and and You know looking back. We knew that that practice would you know would would maybe set us back slightly but we're trying to think long term. We had a great environment. I mean we. You know i understand. It's a pandemic but we had a really good student section. Our crowd was good. There's there's there's been a lot of excitement over the last few weeks with the way that the team is played and and it was a big game. Th you know anytime you get a top ten cheap You know and you can you can you number one. You don't get a lot of opportunities to play top ten teams then when you do and you're able to to get a win. It is a big deal for the fans at former players boosters and and for the student athletes to reward them for for a lot of hard work but we have incredible respect coach oats and his team and we know that you know they're one of the top teams in the entire country so it was a big win. But you're right you gotta turn the page. And that's part of your team is having maturity when you do win a big game two to turn the page and get ready for your next game. I mean you're now final two days of february and and certainly you're going to be going through this now. You're going to be going through this in the sec tournament and ultimately in the nc double a. tournament for for a program that has not won a lot of big games lately. How drill that into their their minds. That this was fantastic. But it doesn't mean anything tomorrow. I mean i think you know all you can do. Really paul's just continue to talk. educate You know. I told him today that you know. I'm a lot older than them. I'm getting getting towards being an old man. And and sometimes you gotta listen to your elders a little bit on on some of these things that you talk about that you know the game you know tomorrow when we play l. s. u. the prior game against lsu doesn't matter and our pr- prior win against alabama doesn't matter there's forty minutes you've got to go out you got to be focused and You know it's. I think that that just kind of how it is and and You know the good thing is having gone through it nevada. You know none of those guys that we had there had really been through it either But i think the big thing is just understanding that each day. You've got to continue to get better. I mean even you know with with with three games to go now. We're talking about how we can get better. We're talking about improving our practice habits. We we do a to onto pick and roll defensive drill today that i'm sure they weren't really excited about doing a two onto pick and roll drill that might be. You would consider a training camp drill but we want to get better and anybody that aspires to play beyond college. Basketball should should want to become a better pick and roll defensive player so hopefully you know you can get your guys excited to understand that you know you're not just doing it for the lead these last three games and then tournament situations you're doing it for the longevity of your career as
A Week After Deep Freeze, Thousands Of Texans Are Still Without Basic Utilities
"A debilitating deep freeze and power outage, Thousands of people in Texas are still without running water. City utilities have restored service after that severe winter weather, But residents are now dealing with pipes broken from the cold. Audrey
FDA advisers recommend J&J vaccine for emergency authorization
"We got word moments ago. That the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been approved. So now the panel unanimously recommended J and J. For emergency use authorization. Uh, this is the third vaccine that's out there. This is the one shot deal. It doesn't have the same efficacy. But it does keep you away from severe. Vaccine level of protection by region, JJ said, with the shot demonstrating 66% effectiveness overall But when you break it down by where they were doing the testing It was 72% effective in the United States. 66% of Prue, effective in Latin America 57% approval in South
WIRED Senior Correspondent Adam Rogers Talks about The Mission to Find Ancient Life on Mars
"The place that we landed this month is essentially what they believed to be a dead ocean right a lick a river leading into a lake. It is as researchers said to me not everybody agrees with that but but he said if there's a place that's likely to have the signs that something once lived there. This is that it is. It's a crater that was a the the delta of a river so there was a river that then spread out and came over the sides of these of this can walls and laid sediments down and it's in those kind of sediments that researchers have found the signs of ancient life here on earth and that they hope to find it there in these different colors and layers that they can identify but by texture than by their mineralogical constituent. So adam. What would that science outpost look like on mars. And how how would we build a structure to make it habitable. That's such a cool thing to think about. You'd really you'd like to not have to take everything that you need with you because it's really hard to move things from a gravity well into space costs a lot. Wait is the issue mass. So it'd be really great to be able to use the materials that are there to transform the soil or the rocks. they're into the structure. You can imagine kind of digging down into the ground into the regular. Maybe one of the canyons. Because part of the problem with not having an atmosphere is mars is positively lit up with ionizing radiation like everything from sunburn to cancer. So you wanna be out of that as much as possible be shielded from it be nice to not have to build shielding do it. It'd be nice to have a place where there was already water. There seemed to be places where there's frozen water there now. Those would also be places where there might be living things. You don't wanna mess that up. But if you if there wasn't if they were sterilized but there was liquid water. You could use the ice. That was there. You could use chemical processes to transform carbon dioxide in the regular into oxygen. Potentially that's something that There's instrumentation on perseverance to try to learn how to do. And then all of that would then be studded with with science doing stuff in the same way that like south pole station is or any of the other antarctic stations. That different countries have to study to the weather to study to look outward to have a telescope. there that you could see through thinner atmosphere and not have to deal with bad seeing conditions that happen here on earth you could imagine doing the kind of geological mining for potential resources even again getting them homes difficult it has to be. They have to be so valuable that it's worth sending the rocket and then sending the rock at home somehow. Maybe that's you know. That's possible.
Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan
"At a rally yesterday the prime minister of armenia nicole passion. Yon warned of an attempted military coup. He told crowds. It was the army's job to defend the country. It was up to the people to decide whether or not he should step down. Y'all guy even hats manhattan borough. She mr young has faced protests since a peace deal struck in november. In which is our by. John gained territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave. Mr john has protests since a peace deal was struck in november in which is by john games territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave clashes over the region had erupted repeatedly since nineteen ninety-four drawing in russia which stood behind armenia and turkey which back oscar by john but in the end it was russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart rany tight air to one who put it all to rest. Brokering a peace deal. That's just one sign of remarkable political alliance. It's picking away at the post cold war geopolitical order so i think it helps to go back to the really low point of relationship which was in two thousand fifteen. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. Turkey shot down a russian warplane which had been flying over syria. Entered it's ass base and this happened. After repeated warnings to the russian pilot in the warnings became increasing urgent they were ignored and turkish f sixteen fighters that were patrolling shot. The plane down remember turkey is a nato member and had engaged with russia militarily. That's not something that happens. Often and russia responded quite vigorously by imposing sanctions on turkish products and a bombed ethnic tuchman fighters in northern syria that allies of the turks so that was Towards the end of two thousand fifteen and into the beginning of two thousand sixteen but it was a dramatic shift. If you remember in the summer of two thousand sixteen there was an attempted coup jet sopa head. The world watched in shock as a military coup and in turkey eight. Us ally a major strategic partner in the fight against isis putin was quick to call president of and commiserate show solidarity is some suspicion in turkey. Anyway that gave some advance warning to add one that his life was in danger helped move him out of the area where he might have been bombed and from that point onwards things have changed dramatically in the two men developed this kind of own tone this brotherhood of hard power. And what is it. That had changed between the downing of the bomber and this evan beginning of a friendship they first of all recognize in one another leaders who know how to use power in a full full way but there are other similarities between them in terms of that authoritarian style of leadership at home. And there's a common set of grievances against the west in turkey's case decades of not being properly accepted wanting at one stage to join the european union but being put on hold. And i think one of the reasons why the attempted coup was such a turning point for adwan is that he came under attack from his own planes and he felt that nato had improperly come to support nato countries were slow to express solidarity so he started to think that maybe putin was someone could depend upon for his own survival where he couldn't necessarily depend on nato partners and how the relationship between these two men evolved since then it's developed in some very concrete ways add one has bought from russia s four hundred air defense system. So it's a nato country. Remember that is buying russian. Ed defense system that does not delighted his nato partners. It's meant that it's been kicked out of the f thirty five fighter jet program that Nato has its face sanctions from america and despite all that it's gone ahead and on the ground in particularly serious led to kind of accommodation even though they're on opposite sides they've managed to accommodate each other's objectives in particular turkey vis-a-vis the kurds and most recently they've accommodate each other in the south caucasus. Where again they support opposite sides. The russia has played its role as a mediator. Turkey supported azerbaijan. And they've managed to end up with a result that suits them both well. Russia has peacekeeping troops on the ground. Turkey has an economic opportunity and the air that causes missed out has got nothing out of this is the west. You mentioned the word accommodating in the sense that that perhaps they're just essentially keeping out from under each other's feet or is there more to it than that. There is more to it than that because a particularly developed closer ties economically. The two economies have been struggling so they can do all the support they can get and although russia has a big surplus with turkey. Turkish contractors get a lot of business from russia. So there's the economic aspects of the relationship is particularly important and putin to have turkey as awkward member of nato driving a wedge within nato. That's a huge attraction for him and for to and sometimes to be able to play off the west and russia that's also helpful so that they play the power game very effectively by using each other and given all of that. Would you call this alliance proper and if so what should the west make of it well. It's a remarkable development given the long history between the two countries going back centuries. It's remarkable when you think of the more recent history of of the to literally coming to blows as recently as two thousand fifteen but it's far from being an alliance turkey is still a nato member that's valuable to it and it's also bristled it's fragile. Remember they are on opposite sides even where they're accommodating each other in places like syria in libya they have differences over ukraine over georgia as well so there are many places where this could deteriorate rapidly. It's rather brittle its recent depends too much on personalities with big egos so does mean that. There's absolutely no guarantee that this is going to last or even develop further so in that sense. You think the west doesn't need to worry because the alliance will eventually fall apart from. It's the concern for the west. It's certainly a challenge. One of the things that will be on the radar screen of the biden administration. It's a worry that there is this increasingly close relationship between her big important nato member and russia and although it's bristol although it could blow up in various ways it's a serious concern and worry that a nato member like turkey could drift further away from its moorings
Why Are the Leaves Curling on My Lime Tree?
"Also had a question to fred at plan. Talk radio dot com from brandy and brandy says the leaves are curling up on my indoor lime tree any idea. Well no i. i'm going to start with. That's not a surprise I have never grown well. I i grew one spiny old orange from a seed one time and i gave it up because you you could so leather with a don't points on but any event my limit on on Well indoor plants of that nature is pretty significant however One of my clients had a orange tree. It was in a container that was at least Twenty eight to thirty inches wide and maybe about that same height. The tree had a trunk of maybe three and a half inches diameter. She had a great big. I'm gonna call it florida room. He's facing it cetera. Almost ideal it would be on the patio in the shade of a tree Until maybe two hours of sun in the middle of the day then the house would shade it in the evening and on through so my experience is through others and i know she was concerned at one point. This was an orange. But i think it's enough the same that this leaf curling is kind of normal in the wintertime. as growth doesn't stop it slows way down on all plants with the seasons and with temperatures et cetera. Et what dealing with is quite normal now if it does not come out with new leaves here in the next six weeks that are that are also curled. Then there may be something else causing a problem. But i've got a hunch. All she needs to do is keep it at room temperature. Give it plenty of light. Don't fertilize until late march A little bit each couple three weeks. And i mean a little bit. We're we're talking now not trying to push a plant as a green houseman would do to get it bigger for sale. We're talking about sustaining or maintaining plants.
J&J COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA approval within days
"The fda is getting ready to authorize a third covid vaccine emergency use in this country. This one this vaccine is from pharmaceutical giant. Johnson and johnson. And if it's authorized it would join vaccines from pfizer and madera in the us vaccination campaign. But here's the thing those other. Vaccines require two doses. This vaccine from johnson and johnson needs only one single dose to be effective. Npr science correspondent. Joe palca is here to tell us how effective good morning joe morning. well one dose. that's exciting. How good is this new vaccine. Oh it's good. It was sixty six percent effect of overall in preventing moderate to severe disease and eighty five percent protective against more severe diseases. Now for people with good memories. They'll say wait. A minute i heard that madonna and pfizer wasn't that closer to ninety five percent effective and the answer is yes they were higher but those vaccines were tested before. Some of the new variants began circulating and prevent any five percent of severe critical. Disease is really good since the goal of the vaccines is to keep people out of the hospital and keep them from dying and the other thing about this vaccine is mentioned in the intro is that it's one dose which makes the logistics of getting it to people a lot easier to remember to come back so public. Health officials are looking forward to being able to distribute the j. vaccine. This is how anthony fauci chief medical adviser to the president. Put it on. Nbc's today show to have them come in and be in the mix with the other. Two is is nothing but good news. Nothing but good news. Foul cheat now. The process usually is before a vaccine gets authorized in advisory board has to approve it right. Well yes well. Though he has to is probably an exaggeration. It doesn't absolutely has to. The fda can approve things on its own lookout but like the other two vaccines. The the fda wanted to be extremely transparent. There were some questions about whether they were rushing the vaccine to the market before they knew it was safe and they want to assure the public that this was being looked at carefully so that committee has been around for a while. it's known in the trade as burg. Pack the vaccines and related biological products. Advisory committee i love that name ver- pack made of scientists and doctors with a variety of specialization relating vaccines before the meeting. Fda provides the committee with its analysis and they also make that analysis of the public So i asked. Bruce gallon president of global immunization at sabin vaccine institute. What he made of the analysis of the johnson and johnson vaccine. I didn't see anything in it. That i would think is going to be a show stopper for packed. Wanna recommend that. Fda act on so gallon is predicting the ver- pack will give the vaccine a thumbs up. How many doses. Johnson and johnson have ready to ship out. Well not as many as people had hoped a year ago when started trying to make these vaccines they all said. All we're gonna do this at risk manufacturing which means we're going to start making vaccine before they even knew it was going to be authorized even if it worked. And then they'd throw away if it didn't work and the government gave the money to do this but even with that company's still don't have the kind of inventory. The country needs in the case of johnson. Johnson they have about four million doses ready to go out the door and expect to have twenty million by the end of march and one hundred million by the end of june and remember. This is a one dose vaccine so one hundred million doses is one hundred million people vaccinated which is very big. Deal leslie and briefly. What is the timeline here. When the fda issued the emergency use authorization it could be any minute. I mean they knew it right after the meeting. They could do it tomorrow. That could do it in a few days. It'll be soon. I think if the committee gives a thumbs
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"For the first time since he was inaugurated president. Joe biden tonight has ordered. Us military strike the pentagon says. The president ordered airstrikes in syria around six. Pm eastern time this evening. This is the statement that we got announcing the start from pentagon. Press secretary. John kirby he said quote at president biden's direction. Us military forces earlier this evening conducted air strikes against infrastructure utilized by iranian-backed militant groups in eastern syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against american and coalition personnel in iraq and to ongoing threats to those personnel specifically. The strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control. Point used by a number of iranian-backed militant groups this proportionate response was conducted together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. More on that in a moment The operation sends an unambiguous message. Statement continues president biden will act to protect american coalition personnel quote. At the same time we have acted any deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. like that statement tonight from pentagon. Press secretary john kirby announcing these us airstrikes eastern syria now in terms of what these air strikes were in response to this month in iraq. There have been three rocket attacks publicly reported in the space of a week the most recent one targeted the us embassy in baghdad. That was three days ago to rockets fired in that attack fell inside the green zone that heavily fortified area around the baghdad embassy there were no injuries From those two rockets on saturday it was four rockets that had hidden air base north of baghdad. That injured one person but last monday it was a more. A more consequential attacked. It was a dozen rockets last monday. That struck the usually peaceful northern iraqi city of bill that killed that attack killed one american civilian contractor and wounded nine other people including several americans at the air bill airport now it has been widely assumed that it was iranian backed militias that were behind these rocket attacks. Iran has denied any direct responsibility but the attacks have been seen in in many quarters as a way of sort of testing. The waters with the new administration should also be noted. That president biden took office just days after the one year anniversary of the us killing. Iran's top revolutionary guard general and a missile strike. Something iran has promised to take retaliation for the other context. That's important here. Of course that the biden administration just a week ago announced that they're ready to hold talks with iran on possibly reentering the nuclear deal that was designed to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. That was the deal that president obama entered into with iran. That president trump pulled out of as we've been reporting the story trying to understand the scale of these airstrikes night. We have just gotten some tape from the brand new defense secretary. lloyd austin. He spoke with reporters on a flight back to washington. He had been visiting. Us military facilities on the west coast. This was on board the plane back on route to the. Us's coast a target that we would after we know what we get and and we're confident that that target was being used the same shia militia that That conducted the strikes. You're very deliberate about our approach as you would expect this to be You're allowed to it. Occurs the iraqis to investigate develop intelligence and very helpful to us and refining target. You i was season was my recommendation We said a number of times. We will respond At you know on our time line and once again we wanted to be sure that the connectivity and wanted to be sure that can't the right dr sites it was today. Yes issue one defense secretary. Lloyd austin that's tonight we just got in that tape moments ago. Speaking about the first military operation of the biden administration. these airstrikes on iranian backed militias in syria. The administration says they are response to rocket attacks that targeted u s and coalition forces in iraq. You just heard Defense secretary austin there say that it was president who authorized these strikes And he did so this morning per the defense secretary's read out to reporters tonight joining us now. For more is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard. I didn't expect to have you back on the show so soon after talking with you last night on a totally different matter Joining us on short notice tonight to help us help us through this. Not not a problem. And i was speaking short while ago with a senior. Us official with direct knowledge of this This was a a message to iran and iranian backed militias. According to this official. And the message was that the united states will no longer tolerate harassment will no longer tolerate attacks rocket attacks missiles attacks and particular the attack on your bill of earlier this month was seen as something of a watershed moment so this was a a message. That times have changed that. Even though the president biden wants to negotiate with iran this administration does not want to be bullied does not want to be pushed around is not going to accept the Increased military action that put us personnel and allies at risk. So this was. This was a strong message. It was described to me as the The carrot the stick in the carrot and stick of diplomacy and deterrence that the. Us is offering the carrot. They wanna get back to talks but they also are using the stick for the for the first time today and sending this message. The target that was hit was described as a series of buildings that were used to supply and support these different militia groups. A kind of a border crossing area on the border between syria and iraq. the militias. That operate in this in this area do often cross the border. The fact that the strike took place in syria is also significant. It take some of the pressure off of the government of baghdad. So this was a a very carefully chosen target. It was a calibrated response. Trying to hit specifically the militia that had been targeting the us forces and allied forces and also to send a clear message to iran. That times have changed now. The official said this is also a message to iran and the militias. That things are different than they were. Under the trump administration under president trump and by way. We almost went to war with iran in a very similar circumstance. That that we're in right now. About a year
Japan appoints Minister of Loneliness to tackle suicide rates
"Prime minister appoints minister of loneliness to cabinet That's like the goddess thing I've ever heard is his name Robert Smith. Japanese prime ministers appointed him minister of loneliness to his Cabinet in response to a recent rise in suicides. The prime minister. He created it in early February. Apparently, the UK created its own role. Did you guys know that UK has this too in 2018? That's when they did it, and it should, Because they're dealing with us this, you know, an increase in suicides. So now they have this, You know, Minister of loneliness. I mean, this is it's kind of sad, sick with this. We
Democrats Dealt Blow on Minimum-Wage Drive for Covid-19 Bill
"Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the left wing goal must fall from a massive cove in 19 relief bill the party's trying to speed through Congress. Finding by Elizabeth McDonough. You the chambers, nonpartisan arbiter of its rules on Thursday, comes as Democrats prepare for House approval Friday oven initial version of the $1.9 trillion package. It's still includes the minimum wage boost. It also forces Democrats to make politically painful choices about what to do next on the minimum wage, which is long caused internal party riffs.
Republican wants to require national anthem in Wisconsin
"Everyone's favorite controversy. The national anthem. We're all used to hearing it played before games, but could stadiums in Wisconsin be required by law to play the national anthem before games? Appears. Maybe Republicans want to make this happen for sure There is a bill that's been drafted in Madison. That would call for just that. It would say that if a place received public or taxpayer support, which they mostly do, like Lambeau Field Offiicer forum they would need they would be required to play the national anthem before games. Here's the deal. The bill carries no penalties so it would be a rule. It would be a law. But if you don't do it, it's not like they would pull taxpayer money. It's not like there would be any real problem. Those that have drafted it indicate that Wisconsin veterans groups in the state support the bill. So it's interesting if
Texas customer sues over $9,000 power bill during blackout
"Woman who received a more than $9000 power bill this month, is suing her electricity provider. For price gouging. It's the first of many expected lawsuits after last week's extreme cold brought skyrocketing energy prices for thousands and blackouts for millions of others, and CBS News correspondent Janet Simmons spoke with some of the residents dealing with this ongoing crisis. The catastrophic storm on top of a pandemic is taking a toll. In Irving. The pipes burst and Carrie's apartment complex. There's no water, which is challenging with her husband's crone's disease. They can't afford to move out. She lost her job during the pandemic and now learns significantly less. Now it takes three paychecks, sometimes four to pay my rent The chaos of the last year magnified now for Carrie and so many others. Today, managers of Texas is power grid or being grilled by lawmakers at the state capital
Los Angeles Clippers reportedly moving to dismiss breach of contract lawsuit filed against them
"Against them dismissed the way Johnny Wilke sees it if it wasn't for him why Leonard would never have come to the Clippers. Now he wants to get his just two and a December suit the Clippers for 2.5 million bucks. Wilks says he's the best friend of Leonard's uncle, and that he met with Jerry West about Leonard and since the team's adviser, reneged on a deal to compensate him for helping the team land Leonard on their roster. West has, said Wilkes, his version of the event. It's never happened. And lettered who's in L? A native has said no one helped him pick the Clippers Clippers have filed a motion to get the case thrown out of court. The next hearing in the case is set for June. Right accordion
Fallout of Texas winter blast
"Good evening. Thank you for joining us. The governor of sexist apologizing and promising answers after a deadly winter storm the deep freeze. Just the start of an ongoing nightmare for residents now. Struggling with shattered pipes in skyrocketing energy. Bill here's abc's tripled. I can't imagine what it's like for you to see it like this is terrible. I've never thinking house. This brianna bolden tells me she could smell the soap rotting wood from outside the front door of her grandmother's house before walking into this is pictures and the memories. They captured all underwater. And this is actually my big lama right here. This is all and that's the past those wife for half a century. Her grandparents filled this home with children and grandchildren home cooked meals. Tiny reminders of a family growing together is a lot of memories at this house. But now this house like so many in texas has been gutted. Helplessly flooded by first hypes last week's historic winter storm on your couch look. The damage is just a fraction of the devastation. in texas. that killed thirty. Two people will take months or years and billions of dollars to clean up. So how did it go so wrong so quickly. Texas has more than enough generating capacity to handle itself. It was just the state of affairs of that equipment and the state of affairs of the management of that equipment. The causes from texas is the only state in the continental us with an independent grid meaning. It does not connect to any other states power source. When that merciless winter weather hid in one of the warmest regions of the country. People crank up their heaters and the energy demand surged when that system shut down. There was nowhere to turn for power. There is no place for the texas grid to go there. Couple small lines extension cords to the east in the west. But that's not enough really to to pick up. A forty percent drop in texas generation and the result was more than three million texas residents in the dark and cold at one point leading many to take drastic measures for running dangerously low on one. So now what we've been doing. All day is actually coming outside getting snow putting it are pods and heaving on our propane grill. Then hypes began to freeze and burst shutting down water treatment plants across the state inning. Almost fifteen million texans would have to toil their water of four. It was safe to drink daily block water. We don't even have the electric reliability council of texas or bur. Kat had long been warned. Its infrastructure was vulnerable to freezing temperatures the state legislature held hearings on this exact issue in twenty eleven. The last time the state experienced major freeze there were numerous hearings hundreds of pages of recommendations but they were all made voluntarily. Nobody actually change the incentives so that the generators would have a financial reason food to weather. Is this week. Several urquhot born members resigned in the wake of this disaster today in virtual urquhot board of directors meeting. The chairwoman acknowledged the pain and suffering of texans her resignation effective after the meeting ended. All of our hearts go out to all of you with head to go without electricity. Heat water not attending and food during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences in some cases. The loss of a loved one state leaders have promised an investigation into urquhot handling of the crisis and members of both parties and the governor of rowing to make sure texans are on the hook for those astronomical electric bills at a time when essential services were needed. The most the system broke. You deserve answers. You will get those answers but people brianna bolden are in need of far more immediate solutions. She's facing mounting hardships. Having recently lost her father and grandfather. It sounds like your grandmother doesn't have home insurance right now. She don't she couldn't afford it anymore. Every generation been through this. Is papa really worked hard for this. I'm sorry statewide. There is so much damage from burst. Pipes plumbers can't keep up see the water. We have another one right here. Everardo omega of a plumbing. In houston says he's crews have been working around the clock just as bad. I mean there's necas mad and they're receiving more calls than they can answer this heartbreaking the tell somebody. uk make we broke down here. Twenty five hours plummer andrew mitchell in his family driving all the way from new jersey with a car full of equipment in arts in short supply here for just going to see what we can do to help out texas residents and also converging in texas to help out the cajun navy civilian volunteers known for using their big trucks. Kamal boats for rescues during major storms like hurricane harvey in twenty seventeen. We talked with a lot of people around here who've been they were impacted by hurricane harvey. I dealing with this. A lot of people think that this is worse than a hurricane's coming in we have more. We know what's going to happen with this disaster. We did not know what was coming. Community was not prepared. No one knew what was coming riley at this is marin mckim. She spent the last decade doing aid work in africa. When disaster struck home she was one of the first on the front lines. The cajun navy has gotten quite good quickly setting up distribution sites like this one but with so many people impacted. What's perhaps most useful is their platform and their connections. Cajun navy crowd sources disasters and cajun navias known so once we find the need we start using the social media platform and we put the word out there and people want to help on this day. They're delivering to katy texas home to just over twenty thousand with some areas still under a boil. Water notice
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?
"Okay so we are talking about epa genetic. Stay where do we start areola. Well we gotta go back to the basics genetics minus the abbey part so most of the time when we think of genetic changes. We think about dna mutations be squeezed changes in the actual sequence of dna. Yeah and it turns out. This isn't the whole story. Our dna is covered in small molecules. That tell her body had a use the dna. Brian dies gave me a great metaphor to describe all this. He teaches at the university of southern california school of medicine. So within you. And i is a book of life which is our dna and that dna needs to be read. And if our dna is a book of life than those small molecules i was talking about our punctuation marks and depending on what punctuation is where the book is going to be read very differently. Meaning those markers can amplify or down certain parts of our dna so when we talk about epigenetics were talking about how these molecules around our dna affect our dna is read exactly and we can see this really clearly in different parts of our body. How well every cell in our body has the same blueprint the same dna. But we know that not every cell in our body is the same we don't have. We don't have is growing in our fingertips. Speak for yourself over there so look even though ourselves all have the same dna. The dna is being used differently in different cells. And i'm guessing epigenetics has something to do. Yes our ib genetic markers vary in different parts of our body in the i for example. There's certain markers that say you become an i cell and suppress everything will make you a tooth. And here's the thing. Our environment and behaviors change our genetics. All the time not enough to make peace start growing out of your eyes. I promise but still changing. Yeah and i. I remember learning about this discovery in grad school and it being revolutionary like oh our environment can affect our genetics in real time without actually changing the sequence of our dna at all. Yeah and of course. It's more complicated than that. But this field is a really big deal. It's shown us that different environmental factors like diet and pollution can change our epi genetic markers and now people are trying to figure out if trauma and stress also cause genetic changes and if they do can. These changes be passed down like the dutch hunger study. We talked about earlier right. Yeah among others now look. We can't assume too much from these human studies. They have small sample. Sizes are tons of confounding variables. Right right i mean. Isn't it possible that these descendants are more likely to have these diseases due to social factors. Yes i asked bianca the same question she said. I sure that's a problem with human studies. it's really hard to separate the learned experience from the biological one. It is hard to say that a parent who has starred will now then treat food in the same way apparent who is not starved. And what we're interested in looking at is if we remove the parent from the situation and we just have the sperm cells and the exiles doll the work. Do we still see these changes and one way to start to figure that out is doing animal studies. Right so brian. The scientists who gave us that cool metaphor earlier did some of the first groundbreaking research on this. He basically introduced male mice to a particular smell. And when we exposed the meister smell we administer a very mild foot. Shaw that we i are selves at. We know it's not painful but mildly annoying to the mouse and as a consequence that particular smell becomes stressful to the parental generation.
How The AADA Empowers The Dealer Network With James Voortman
"James. Thanks very much for agreeing to join us on the show. Great to have you With a person of your knowledge and expertise so just to start us off. Can you tell us about about two giant ford pandas and a bit of your your story and what you do look at the. Thank you for this opportunity to talk to you to that. But about james boardman well as you could probably tell from my accent. I'm south african. Night of dr hulda jason other day or until about two thousand nine when i decided to move to And coming from a background of public policy. I decided that cambra would be the best location from korea expected. Not everyone's face choice but was mon. And when i go out sort of got into the business of working for industry associations lobbying for industry and my first job in the automotive sector was with the australian automobile association which represents the staten territory modern club so cicely moderates and sort of vets event mice the my initial knowledge and also able to then use that to bosnia for a federal minister said laws on numerous issues and opting for few years. I was lucky enough to be employed by the wpa and three and a half years later on. I'm still here and united loving really enjoying working for a really interesting industry and wanna be anywhere else. Key question for me is what is the double idea. Seem to what are they a organizations so double. Ada what's the fda and come from. That's a great question. You know the people here in canberra and my predecessors ever blackwill used to talk about the alphabet soup of zone automotive associations got the mt aa the aa. Ada the sei all of these organizations and they're all all sort of unique in iran. Why but the double. I is the industry association. Which exclusively represents franchise. New deals are members of board is exclusively made up of franchise new car dealers and we advocated on behalf of that industry primarily to the federal government on range of issues as identified by this apple in its powerful. It's a fairly new organization. It's a little over seven years old and it just previously you would see dealers will Ston territory based martyred tried as associations and most of them still all members of Actions about about seven years ago. Number of senior figures within the industry decided that the needed no-go session which exclusively represented the needs of dealers at national level. And that's all the. I was think it's fair to say it's come a long way in the
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"Think it is too today renting one question for one of our listeners. Whose name is Matt News. From Buffalo Grove Illinois. I have a question for Vice President Biden and governor inslee. This is a stressful time. And I'm wondering if you can both tell us what you do to stress relief from the anxiety when I hear the current Ludicrous noses out of the White House. Well I try to ride my bike and I got to read about thirty miles. Yesterday it was a Beautiful Day. I felt like a young man. I'm fifty five again. You know I felt great and I tell you what I look forward to. Those is playing on my grandkids again. You know this has been a stressful time for all of us and that I really forward to that day because that actually the ultimate relaxation. I know we're all looking forward to that. Well you know it's funny. We talked about this before. But it's the same thing with me. I Have A. I love to ride the bike although now I have a presidential secret service with men. There's a lot of and so it's Kinda hard you know. You're going to be a little constrained. But that's a price worth paying to say they're and they're wonderful. I didn't mean that but but I work out every morning and and the other thing we do is We do a whole lot of zooming with our grandkids. Yeah for real and Yesterday had five o'clock all the grandkids got on son daughter and everybody and we just talked for anywhere about half an hour and exchange. Well we're all doing. I got a six year old grandson. Who you know. We're doing remote learning because we had to close house obviously and he was given one of his science assignments to go out and make a list of birds and he was very excited. He told me on the phone a couple of days ago that he got his list. This is a lifeless. Or He's going to do the rest of his life. He had three inches. One Robin and three crows now. I'm very proud of is a six year old and I'm very proud of him. It's proud but whoever finds one robin I mean you see one Robert? I was very very odd. We'll look I kept you long time. I hope we can come on. You know the election and talking some more detail about global warming and the like but I think i. I think you're one of the really great governors and you do any job in the country but I really. I really appreciate your advice. You give me and I know I'm always bugging you for advice and input but I really mean it and what you've done in Washington state is real. It's consequential and I think that we can turn with the with a little bit of luck we can turn this. God Awful Circumstance. We're facing the corona virus into an opportunity. But we're going to come out of this stronger. I believe that Mister Vice President. I'm proud to endorse you for being the next president. United States for many reasons. I know that you have a willingness to follow science and really help us get us out of the cove in nineteen crisis. You're gonNA bring a reason to approach to that rather than just ignoring doctors. You'RE GONNA follow their advice a year to be honest with us which we don't have right now in the White House you're going to have a concrete plan for you know action within the next ten years to develop clean energy plan so we just don't handle twenty-fifty. I know that you have efforts to really do things in the next ten years and I'm very excited about this. I WANNA mention whether they're saying though that you should know that is at this time of great anxiety and suffering I think you're perfect for the moment to help to give people comfort and confidence in the reason I said that is it. I saw you help families. I don't know if you remember this but you out at joint. Base Lewis mcchord in Washington. Remember years back and you're comforting four families who lost their soldiers and I watched you tell them the story about how your grief that you had near. Life is over time term to the joy of memories and when I talked to those families that meant a lot to them and we need somebody with that human connection right now in this position and I believe you gotTa unique talent to to trade your heart for theirs and I just want to tell you. I can't wait to start providing that to America. Well thank you very much. Look I've received so much support and empathy for the things I've gone through my life loss of family and like but you know and I know you know. Think of all those people out there today who are alone who are and whether it's related to the corona virus from or not a friend of ours. Tell us how they had to say goodbye to their mom over. Telephone another friend. Who visited her mom in a nursing home? Thank God she's not dying but Just putting your hand up against the window and just just saying hey mom I'm here people just but there's so many people who've stepped up so many people have stepped up. You know you and I've talked before about my notion about. We had to return the soul of America. Where the soul of America? Yeah with ordinary hard working people who are busting going through. I've been through in a lot worse without the help I've had without the family. I've had getting up every morning. Put One foot in front of the other and it's remarkable country remarkable country. We can't forget these people though once we're out of this we can't forget them. We have changed the institutional circumstances. They find themselves in economically as well as in terms of their health. And we can do it. We can change. I think the American people kind of like blinders have been taken off and they've seen people that they're always saw but never understood how consequential they were before never understood. Just how important that person's stacked on the shelf and a grocery store is just how important that person driving. That mail truck is just how important that person is who walks into the hospital and is behind you to after they've rescued you. I mean it's just I pray to God. This is one of those moments where we move beyond where we were not just back to where we were. Anyway you're helping..
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"Questions our listeners here. Here's offers question. John megyn choose one president to handle the corona virus. Who WOULD IT BE? Oh I think we've talked a lot about FDR. I I think you need FDR since. Hope I'd love to see Linden Johnson's doggedness and his political skill. If I were a manufacturer and I didn't WanNa do something. I wouldn't wanNA see Lyndon Johnson hoving interview palm said at. I like to see Barack Obama's brainpower on the science our second question Andrew. He's in Portland Maine. This question for Jon.
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"Somehow again I keep getting back to this and I may be dead wrong about it is that there seems to be this this this sort of gut feeling that government can never do anything as well as the private sector can do. It sounded better. Relag governor keep govern out of this the better off. We'RE GOING TO BE. I don't think is just about these. I'm not sure obviously But it just it just seems to me to be sort of counter intuitive that he is not taking more control over dealing with the problem other than when he tried to make sure and initially that okay. This is GONNA be bad. I don't think I think every president from this moment on is going to have to know a hell of a lot more about and be more respectful of quote since because things are getting with our supercomputing capacity with the artificial intelligence evolving. There's an awful lot that we didn't know that we can know now or potentially can no. Now we should be at least listening and globalization Yeah you know and you know. It's FDR predicted this. He said you know we're we`re. The world is becoming a neighborhood when he gave the four freedoms speech when he was dictating it. And you're nineteen forty one. He was dictating it off. And he said Radim from fear everywhere in the world freedom from want everywhere in the world and Harry Hopkins Aid. Interrupted said this President I would cut the everywhere in the world is I. Don't think anybody who gives a damn about Java an FDR looked at him right right in the eye and said the world is getting so small now that they're going to have to give a damn about job and now we see that. I think you're right about the government reaction and I think that there is a bias toward the private sector in a moment like this. I don't think any American to quote Harry options gives a damn whether it's GM or the Pentagon or FEMA or a private hospital. They want. The problem solved turn and a great president. Bring every weapon to bear whether it's public or private and clean it up later. Well there's a thousand more questions I could ask you And Ours learned from you you know. I think that We're going to be in for a really No matter how well his handled from this point on a very difficult circumstance Come January twentieth twenty twenty one and one of the areas. We haven't talked about maybe another time. We can is the international dimensions of all of this because it is you know. America I in my view is made America last lay on the idea. Go it alone. I just don't Unless you WANNA be responsible one of the reasons I ran for the United States Senate as a twenty nine year old kid was. I thought the war in Vietnam was a mistake and We could be the policeman of the world And we there are GONNA be united with other countries. Build our alliances deal with the ability of multinationals being able to deal with? Fail States and terrorism. Or WE'RE GONNA end up having to do it ourselves and that is not a prescription that is and I think anyone wants. Let me just say what what you mentioned elections and I think it's a hugely important to keep to this customary schedule about the General Electric and it's GonNa take some thinking and is GonNa take some resources but cholera owes a good example. You know there are states that know how to do this. It's fairer and and more accountable because as a paper ballot everywhere when I vote down the street here you know we use a machine. I wonder where the hell it goes in buys But in eighteen sixty four imagine this Abraham Lincoln in the midst of an armed rebellion holds a full free and fair election and is fully prepared to accept an ad burst verdict knowing that if his opponent wins that opponent will undo the bloodshed the sacrifice of the previous three years in the war and preserve slavery but and this is what I think is absolutely vital. We cannot sacrifice democracy in order to try to save it. And there's ways we can do this. For example. Oregon has all paper ballots mail in ballots. You know but we have to begin to prepare for it now. This moment we have to prepare for a year ago unrelated to the to the virus we have to prepare for it now and just like you and is instead of doing this on a stage or in a studio or whatever together here we are doing it from our homes and so. I really think that That that last point you made is critical. There's no need for that So I think what we they talked about in this last package of trillion one hundred to one hundred billion dollars for what recovery for dealing with both the disease and economic consequences. They talked about the need to look at the election process. And the president said if we did with the Democrats want. I'm paraphrasing that. In fact a republic would never get elected again. I mean this is. This is the kind of stuff that is just off the wall and it's wrong but I'm confident we can do it and I. I am confident. The American people will not be denied be denied the right to cast their ballot in a general election and terms of who they want to see their congressman or Senator. Maher governor their their their president to whomever and I just think that I have almost a blind faith and crisis in the American people. Getting it right but it's important that there be a counter view laid out there as to why and how to get it right. I'm going to try to do that. We'll see and.
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"Negotiating eating what has to be done finding that path through to get us the best we can get and so talk to me about the attitude towards government and the ability to run the government at a time when it's essentially a major management issue right now. Yeah we're all we're always against government until we need it. I come from. I live in Tennessee. You know that. That's our big thing I love. Is that so many of my neighbors. Watch Fox News on electricity Produced by the TV a. So You know but if BOP REC- keeps the makes the world go out Look my view is particularly in this crisis. It is not a partisan point nine am realism telling the Democratic nominee for president. But I believe this is. I would say this in any four to anyone. We are in a moment where we have a president who treats the country as reality show but this is actually our reality and what we have to do and I think this is the way to open the aperture for both left and right is you insist on the facts because think about it folks on the right. Say They love tradition? They WanNa know what history tells us. They WanNa base things on experience. That's Edmond Burke to Ronald Reagan. The bill Buckley on the left backed data was the fuel of the scientific revolution. The one thing we have in common. I believe this is going to be part of that. Seoul struggle. You're talking about. Is that if we can talk about these things in terms of what has worked in the past and what's worked in the past as been unified federal action a president who appreciates the career people who understands that the basic function of government is for a moment like this. This is that we're going to go really grand on you here. This is the social contract. I this is why we come out of nature and given a certain amount of liberty in order to get security it goes back to aristotle and we can argue about everything else and we will but the other thing. I would say and what I think. The twenty twenty election about in many ways is an run this by both George W Bush and and President Obama's I have some credibility on it to some extent you can think about American history from Nineteen Thirty Three until twenty sixteen as a kind of figurative conversation. The tweet FDR and Reagan right. And you're in the Senate for a chunk of that right so you when you were in the Senate and when you were Vice President. You were on a field. That was marked off by Reagan down at one end and FDR down at the other in terms of the relative projection of the state into the marketplace and the relative projection of force against commonly agreed upon foes and rivals right. This is not where we are now is not as quench chapter in that conversation and a restoration in twenty twenty would be. Let's go back to a conversation that defeated the depression one. The Second World War built the American middle class defeated Soviet tyranny and gave us a country however unhappy. We might have been with this part of that part. Everybody was proud to be part of this experiment. That's what's on the ballot. I think I happen to agree with you. And I think that's Is A. It's a place that I find that. An awful lot of my colleagues used to work within the SENATE IN THEIR HEART. No that should be the battlefield that should be the plainfield on which we operate but there seems to be so many Practical things that have changed in that. I happen to think the You know unlimited funding of elections unlimited money in elections. I didn't think the Constitution doesn't start off. Say we the donors says we the people And and I think another thing that's changed is the means by which we communicate. Now it is It is both more ubiquitous but also more limited in a way and And so it's very difficult to I watch. I have some very as every grandfather. Thanks very bright granddaughters. Who are ones that? See about to graduate from Columbia. Law One's about to become a a senior at the University of Pennsylvania other sophomore and I have younger ones as well but the point I'm making them negotiating the facts as they see it as they try to find it is. They're they're devoted to trying to find it out but they're not sure. I'll get calls say pop. I just saw this. What about this? How is this happening? And so I just think it is and I think part of it is the effort that has been underway. Not Solely it didn't start with President trump but this Divide and conquer mentality. The way you win as you divide the country the way you win as you isolate certain people and make them the bad guys the way you win as you let other things like for example you and I talk. Did you interviewed me I was able to talk interview by Your Book. And you interview me my my book about my son. I'm for a whole lot of people and One of the things that I found was that The whole idea that We started off a presidential campaign with a direct and decisive and clear effort to pit people against one. Another that if you were a Mexican You know I'm going to stop those Mexican rapist from coming into the car those Muslim so there you know I mean the whole the whole notion of dividing the country and what that does and there's a great a great scene in your by I. I've sold a lot of your books but all kidding aside the package I appreciate. No but all kidding aside you know the thing. I point out to people is that you're pointing out that history is not a fairytale. American history is not a fairy tale and we tend to think of it. We've gone through sort of similar periods before of this division and pitting people in another and you have in here. A picture of cookouts clan marching down street in Washington. I think Cole I can't find it right this minute but Roughly was close to twenty thousand or thirty. It was fifty thousand Klansmen in nineteen twenty and they were in full garb there in the pointed hats and their capes and the whole deal and and no mask because it was that except yeah none and you had you had a half a dozen senators. You had three dozen or so house members and and and and you pointed out that That what what had to be done is the whole nation had to sort of rise up at the same time and say enough all faith leaders. Democrats and Republicans and the Republicans rose up more than Democrats did at the time and when everybody forgets is that was the time when they wanNA keep Catholics like me out of the country or actually the Irish had already ruined the country in their view. And but you're talking about Italians and Poles into so on and so And so the whole idea of this division we've seen before to keep power away to and But I think that that I take some solace. I'm looking at the bright side of this one of the things I that I see out there. As bad as circumstances for for the crisis we're facing in terms of the krona virus in particular. Is that the American people. By and large is the nation raising vacation. They're they're they're together the reaching out helping one another not asking whether you're whether you're black or you're a Muslim or whether you're this or that or whatever they're actually reaching out people riding down the streets and beeping horns or people who in fact are homebound people calling. The cancer patient. Can't get through their chemotherapy going out and making sure their lawn is clammy it is. That is the sole America's I see it the reason I feel optimistic as I think. Out of everything bad as my dear mother would say something good will come if you look hard enough for it and one of the things is good coming out of this. I think the American people are realizing we really are in this together about us as a nation and But talk to me about whether you what. What bright side. If any you see in what's happening now with all the division that is existing and the personalization and calling governors You know snakes. And you know half widmer's whole all those things now. Yeah you better be careful since. That's the swing state But that's a that's a different. That's a different conversation. Here's what that the sole country is neither wholly good nor wholly bad. But as an arena of contention where our better angels do battle against our worst instance and it's true for all of us every day and I know that if I get fifty one percent of the time and I do the right thing. That's a heck of a good day and so the life of a country which is simply the fullest manifestation of all of our dispositions of art in mind is is basically the same way and in a crisis we is like a crucible you know our essence comes out and I believe that the essence of the incumbent has come out and his defensive and it scattered and it is abysmal. And I think that the people will outrun the president on this and I think that they will decide that character is destiny. Destiny can also be translated as fate in the Greek. So character is our fate and the soul of the country will end up closer to where doctor king was then the clam but it's GonNa be a close-run thing it always is because we're imperfect people but we don't have to be quite that imperfect as as we as we are right now and so my my strong sense. Is that a conversation that underscores that we are stronger when we open our arms then when we close our fists and build walls and that's not a partisan point the fact that it sounds partisan tells you how far as we say in the south how far we are past the buses run. It is simply again. A fact that are apex of power. Right was probably the summer of nineteen forty five through nineteen sixty five sixty six begins with the atom bomb in the Voting Rights Act. That was a moment. A twenty year period of immense creative legislation moral reclamation and prosperity and military might and win so called conservatives. Now say they WANNA make America great again. What they mean is they wanna make it like nineteen fifty-six again now if you looked like you or me that's not a bad place to be but if you don't if you're a woman if you're a person of color anything else you. WanNa find a way to keep that story going and the story is one however stutter-stepped and however long and winding it is in fact a journey toward more perfect union when we fully apply the implications of what was the most important sentence ever originally rendered in English written by Thomas Jefferson on a desk made by the hands of slaves. He wrote the Declaration of Independence on a laptop desk made by slaves person at Monticello. You don't have to dig very deep in America defined irony too you know but that all equal and we have always been stronger. The more widely and generously we have interpreted that sets an every generation no matter how halted has opened that aperture a little wider or as and what bothered me is. I think this is the first time around where we have head of state. Who's trying to shut it down? Turn the other two. I mean a concerted effort from the head of state the words of presidents matter. No matter who the president is they can send people more they can bring peace. They can have the markets rise or fall. They can do a lot good or bad they matter and And I I just think that when I'm hoping we'll come from what we're seeing in began her little bit of it. You see some Republican governors now standing up Republican governors saying. Whoa this is not about my words not theirs not about you Mr President. This is not about whether or not have to fend for myself. This about a federal government supposed to come in and help us now Mr President. You've got to be more you gotta do. Abcd the president and the irony would. I was surprised me is the president has always this president and I guess most presidents have liked the idea the more power they have the more they like it well. He's in a position where he has the the the Defense Production Act giving him essentially wartime authority. He can go in and say stop making cars start. Making ventilators stopped making a cosmetic. Start making masks that whatever and is surprised me his unwillingness to implement that power but it seems to me that there is this sense that.
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"Some of the most complex problems that the country could face and people can provide some advice and logic information on this corona virus crisis are facing it as well now each week. I'm going to be joined by an expert. Someone who can offer us some helpful information Then the two of US will Talk a little bit as your questions this week. I'm joined by. I think the most impressive guys I know Jon Meacham the Pulitzer Prize winning. And by the way if you haven't read his book you ought to get his book John. When my children when I die? They're gonNA know how I think about everything. I underlined everything. I read your underlying throughout the book here But all kidding aside. You're winning historian journalist author and thinker and John's one of the one of the most informed people I know and yes perspective historical perspective. He turned him. I turned in for perspective and advice throughout my career. And I'm turn into a now and I thought all you benefit from hearing from his as well and we're going to talk about presidential leadership. What does the presidential leadership looked like a time of crisis? What should it look like? And then briefly turn attention away from Corona virus and talk about something. We both spent a lot of time thinking about the soul of the nation. Then finally take some questions from all of you there on the line here all you're listening and but one of the most important things. I wanted to do was John and I have talked long. My sister Valerie who is also a great fan of John's about How do we? How do we deal with holding a critical election not just for the presidency? But for all other jobs in our in our country at a time of great crisis You know there are some who are gonNA. I suspect GonNa call from postponing everything from primaries. You might even find a few people suggestion. We've changed election dates. And how do we conduct elections in his? John is written another pointed out. We've had elections in the midst of the civil war when the mist of other serious crises including the world wars and so You know we can't. I don't think we can sort of toss out the democracy democracy and our democratic process and just to deal with the crisis. I think we have to do both. Because one impacts the other. And so we're GONNA talk a little bit about that with John and so I'd like to welcome Jonah. The show John. Thanks for being here PAL. Thank you sir under beer. Well the look you know with The fact is that There's a lot going on. I don't know even where to begin this but You've been an expert on presidential leadership. I am on. You've written a lot about it. I'm curious and I think our listeners are too about how presidents dealt with crisis in the past and there's Rennie formula. Can you walk us through the presidential leadership that That you've found the most impressive as you look back and the very difficult times throughout our history and and the moment sent also coincide with maybe elections absolutely sir The moment I go back to almost instantly when we have a moment of enormous crisis. And it's an interesting to remember. The word crisis itself comes from hippocrates of moment of decision in the courts of disease when the patient Lizard is and so when we apply the word crisis in the life the nation we are investing our public life with the same importance. The same visceral feeling that so many of us have as we combat troubles in our own. Our own lives though it public. Life is that important and America's that important I go back to the the spring of the winter. Spring of Nineteen. Thirty three Tragically the unemployment. Figures are kind of like what they're about to be here Records show twenty. Five percent of the country was unemployed in nineteen thirty three when Franklin Roosevelt stood on the front of the Capitol and took the oath of office. Probably it was closer to forty percent and again tragically. We may be headed toward that. That number now democratic capitalism was in the dock there was a January thirtieth nineteen thirty three Adolf. Hitler had come to power in Germany. The Bolshevik revolution had taken hold Clearly in the Soviet Union Italian experience there was a big question about whether democracy and capitalism would survive the decade. And the line. We all remember from President. Roosevelt's address was the only thing we have to fear fear itself but the line got the biggest cheer. That day was when he said. This crisis is of such scope that I might require wartime-like executive powers to govern as if we had been invaded by a foreign foe in the crowd roared and Mrs Roosevelt. That night wrote in her diary that it chilled her to the bone. Because it suggested the people might be ready for a dictator but instead of reacting taking advantage of that Franklin Roosevelt who believed to redeeming features of American life where we had a sense of humor in a sense of hope and assures held obese. Right about both. He believed in action. He believed in taking charge. He believed in experimentation and he believed in the truth and he would give it to a straight he said the American people. The news is going to get worse and worse before it gets better and better and the American people to have it straight from the shoulder and he gave it to him He believed in what he called a spirit of bold persistent experimentation. He said if you need to do something try and method and if it works keep doing it if it fails admit it frankly and try another admitted frankly and try another but above ball. Try something let me just put it this way. Franklin Roosevelt did not tell the state of the Union to take care of the Great Depression on their own. He believed in the efficacy of Washington. He got a lot of that from his cousin. Theodore Roosevelt whom he emulated down to the using the same way. They wore the same kind of glasses. He loved it he loved when when FDR MARRIED. Eleanor tr gave away the bride and said to Franklin nothing like keeping the name in the family. A whole thing. was about action. It was about doing something to restore fakes. And if it didn't work he would admit it and move on the other thing about Franklin Roosevelt that I think really important in this climate is he was the least defensive of men he was the least self justifying he believed in pushing forward and he knew that history would sort out everything that happened but if he if he mess something up he was the first person to admit he say used a baseball analogy said if. I bet three hundred. I'm having a hell of a good season and remember baseball. If you hit three hundred one every three or four times you go up you get hit. You're in the hall of fame. John you know it does take his term right now. There's a I get advice from people solicited and unsolicited that. I'm soliciting yours But I'll care inside that Well you don't WanNa be too. You don't WanNa love with the American people to clearly. You don't WanNa tell them how tough this is going to be. You don't WanNa tell them why we think we can get through this. You don't want to and We see we have a president. I don't think it's unfair to say. I'm rooting for him to succeed. I am really everybody from God. That's the God's truth and you are too I know because there's so much at stake but You know The thing I always liked about Roosevelt and I'm not the student you are but I've read a number of Agassi's Roosevelt followed information store Co. perspective And he He acknowledged what it didn't work. He told the truth now Do you think that circumstances has changed so much since the nineteen thirties that the American people are no longer capable handling the the straight facts. The raw truth I I I'm not. I think they are but talk to me about the different certain. What what what twenty twenty is like? And we you and I've talked about the soil. American how things have changed and presidents and and what that was like in one thousand nine hundred. Thirty as anything fundamentally changed. It's harder for people to sort out fact from fiction right in this climate which is why it is so important for the person with the largest open the country to stick to the facts and go and no matter how uncomfortable no matter how scary because again what. I don't understand about the failure to confront the truth. Is You can always apologize for overreact. If you under react people are going to die and the great thing about again. Resume Roosevelt. Is You know he said I'm Dr New Deal? And then when the war came he said Oh by the way now. I'm Dr Win. The war because the world has changed. You changed with it. I think we're fully capable of handling the truth. I go back to a man I know you admired and I and I love many ways George Herbert Walker Bush. Promise said he won't get a raise taxes. Democrats you were. One of them realized that Fiscal Responsibility. Nannte making some adjustments. He did it. He came out. He said I changed my mind and he knew that he would lose. He told his diary in a wonderful presidential phrase. He said I'M GONNA be dead meat of broken. That pledge I you know I think President Obama who always Laid it out and so I also go back to Churchill on this Churchill said in forty two you know we think of Churchill's so roic and we should but you know life was a lot more complicated. He faced a vote of confidence. In the House of Commons in January nineteen forty two and he said that the British people or the American people can face any misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy great phrase fortitude and buoyancy as long as. They are convinced that those who were in charge of their affairs are not deceiving them or not themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise so it's a two prong test we WANNA make sure they're not lying to us and they're not lying to themselves. How do that and that covenant of Modern Democracies I think is is strong and I think it's waiting for I think we're waiting for the right. Commander in chief does citizen about well. You know one of the things that I find is different from historic. I'm I'm not the student history you are but I am a student history. Most of these books here are books relating the history and comparative theology which another one avocation but What I find is that it's very difficult. We're going through a Sort of a A Fourth Industrial Revolution here. And so it's hard to tell truth from. Fiction is hard for informed people to tell and And what I find is the the The way in which so much is put out there by people with an agenda that simply not true and both on the far right the far left I mean it. Just it almost doesn't matter and is very difficult and one of the things. I'm finding is that I think what most people of my generation would have thought and I'm past generation is that If the same thing to happen President Kennedy would tell us the truth. You can go to one place and you get the truth or even when we're going through our administration for eight years. Barack would level. He'd stand up and say no this is it. This is what we have to do. This is what we did. This is what we didn't do this where we should do. And and my my instinct and I may be To to turn a phrase of George H W Bush I I may be kidding myself. I may be dead meat But I think the I think people are still looking for that. They're looking for somebody who doesn't personalise. What's happening like you like? You said the president says he's looking for president trump says. He's looking for the governor's to thank him for helping. Thank I thought that was the function of the federal government. It's a federal government and And or that taking on individual members of the opposite party in positions of power. Were there governors our senators than nicknaming the making fun of them. I mean and or I've actually had some conversations with some political. You're saying don't endorse me. May hurt you in terms what you need to get From the from the Federal Government which you should get should be based on you know what your political persuasion is is the help needed for example this crisis buyers but the other thing that I I I I wondered about And it seems to me an and I'm sure anyone listening is going assume that I must have an alterior motive in saying this so I wanna be straight about that as well but I think it's hard to govern when you come from perspective you think government is bad when you think the federal government is is superfluous when you think that it is not necessary when you think that it is is on the only necessity it it it it provides is to keep your taxes low from your perspective and. I'm wondering if you could talk to me a little bit about and I'm not trying to bait you here but talk to me a little bit about whether or not you think that Obama said another way. The people on the president's team from the outset a number of whom? I personally urged the stay with the press. Stay in the White House. Stay in the government stay in the positions because I knew their competence and they were not partisan or not partisan Almost not all but a significant number of left the God. I look around as to. Who's going to implement who implements what needs to be done now to deal with this crisis which is a severe crisis. If you are the Lord Almighty you're going to have a little difficulty here..
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"That's why now and with this in this next major bill that has to get past which is going to be a significant increase in funding for folks. We've got to make sure that we begin to deal with the underlying fundamental causes of poverty in America. And we can do it. People have their eyes open now a little bit. It's not just a per she run into say. Well a lot of freeloaders out not freeloaders. They're breaking their neck. They're risking their lives. They're losing their lives and people are seed. I would like to say that. I think he's actually right. And you know recently. The Pope the Pope on March twenty seven yet That this corona virus. He said we've been shaken by wall. We shaking my injustice. We didn't listen to the crowd diploma. Just may be this. Virus has opened a however. We also recognize that. We've gotTA SAVE THE WORD IN POVERTY. And if something's though we have to put on the table as a matter of faith as wear out and say that Jesus gave every liberal healthcare and never taught them a copay exactly right and so when we look at this Parabas disbarred it. Is I a health now? Yup You look at that last year we wrote a piece on it and this is not the criticized the folk who tried to do right but we have to be too critical of the people who show a lot of things out. You know the five hundred billion dollars to the corporations to one half tree and never went back even the money. Twelve Hundred Dollars Wall Street Journal. Did a piece of how many millions of people were left out. How many people were left out? Who WHO DIDN'T FILE TAXES ME. The poorest people won't get it the rat piece they did you get three months but in the fall off the past three months plus the fourth in the water. They didn't allow water. They didn't make it so you can't shut off what at the bed time that we have to wash our hands and we gave people testing free but not healthcare so a lot of people are not going because they know they can get tested but they know if they have to go in then they will have a healthy and so that making these decisions to keep working in spite of something this pandemic an I said three months ago beeper talked about money what we could be on it what we could spent but this pandemic almost like the Great Depression which allowed Roosevelt to do things that he hadn't imagined doing prior to that great depression exactly is a moment that you even have a possibility is like the crucifixion and Resurrection The crucifixion and the Resurrection Changes Every day. Right it allows for you to say you know our saying one thing but in this moment if we if we chat talk about and I'm not talking about exactly the plan of talk about the right we can't deal with America in in a world where pandemics are going to continue to have if we cannot Gandhi enough care for everyone and having universal former healthcare and basically wages and basic sickly than. We are missing the lesson of this moment. Exactly right. That's why I think we can do holiday moment right that we may because crucifixions. I was looking at something. Joan I want you to read the God manifested the other day. Is We all talk about faith? I was reading. What was Jesus talking about the last week and doing right? And a lot of people try to personalise faith and not realize that Jesus from the beginning to end judge people by their public policy and not just individual e said systems and nations will be judged by a point. At least they've anyway. Route quickly Ramadan. To one of the reasons they fast is to put people into position of being poor in Passover. What Are you remembering? Allying leader narcissistic was oppressing. People and Paso is playing. God said to the family you go in and let me deal with this matter. Jesus came in holy. We overturning tables of religious political leaders that will stealing provoked line to them and the first thing he did after he turned over. The table was provided healthcare. The Bible says he she had them the next thing he did was he called People Hypocrites. Who went through a bunch of religious activity but left undone the way? The amount of the lost faith and justice and mercy the last sermon. Jesus Before he was hauled off to be crucified was he said. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you how every nation is going to be just not having the services they have he said every nation will be judged when I was hybrid. Did you save me when I was naked clothing when I was a stranger immigrant? Did you welcome me when I was a prisoner? Did you have and two minute feet or they'll have take that scripture and made it about individual charity when it was about the restructuring of society because Jesus says covered you don't treat them right you have actually mistreated me. That's exactly right up Easter. Is I think his fortuitous. I think it's a car awesome moment that we're having to deal with this pandemic in the midst of the East essays to and the season of lent which is Tamdan reassess everything you said and you repent and you bill and you go and you get better and you grow in light of the crucifixion sort of question is what is this crucifixion. I now that a lot is going through millions of them that even been left out of legislation. What is how's it going to affect the soul the consciousness of our leaders and even your next president me if I'm dumb here legislative Congress persons because nothing can be the same. That's exactly look beyond that I. Let's talk about health care for just a second. I I want to get back to talking about faith and hope it is part of it. Here's the peace no one. I've been proposing for some time now. No one should be charged at all for any test. They gave or any treatment. That is a consequence of the test. None no charge at all for any American who in fact where they have insurance or not for getting treated for the corona virus number one number two everybody everybody in America is entitled to healthcare is a right we say. Education is a right wise healthcare. Not a right. It is absolutely a basic human right and people are beginning to figure it out. That's why I call for this guy's in court trying to do away with with obamacare instead of taking it out dropping the case making sure we increase what's available making sure Medicare is available people. That in fact can't afford all these things that are ready now but it you see it beginning to change communities who didn't pay attention to this at all before and all of a sudden they're realizing WHOA. I may still have health insurance but guess what all of a sudden my company is going to go under my company. I'M GONNA lose my healthcare of my company and so there. There's a program out there that you can buy into what we shouldn't have to buy into. The government. Should fundamentally fundamentally pay one hundred percent of whatever the premiss for you to be able to keep your company's health care proposal even if they can't afford to keep it so nobody loses any ground at all and we raised the ground for everyone out there in addition to that. There's another piece of this that Sir you know it's a i. I'm watching a lot of my former Republican colleagues who have seemed to be How can I say it Someone intimidated by the president. All of a sudden having what we call in some places in my state in an altar call. They're they're having a bit of an altar call. They're seeing what's happening in their communities and the consequence of it and how it spreads beyond what that community never paid attention to before on the other side of town rural community that does not have. We talked about mental health does not have a mental health facility anywhere around where we and they've refused a fun clinics and all these things all of a sudden. I think the whole ground has shifted but I want to ask you about something else here. I am sometimes accused of being too hopeful. But I wanNA talk about hope. We're living through a completely unprecedented time and I'm wondering how you rely on faith to give you hope to give hope to the people and communities you work with how. How does that? What what are the things that seem to give people the greatest amount of hope when you talk to them and and how important is it that hope be there? Well I appreciate that question and let me say I was raised in the context. Where first of all? I don't know how to talk about us without talking about justice. What I'm talking about love and I choose you know the KRYSTOF. Follow his evangelical is. I'm not talking about people claimed it to be today. But Jesus exit evangelism was the spirit of the Lord is upon me for He hath non-immediate preach good news for the news is Evangelical Evangelise. What good news and the word poor there is Tokyo. It means those who've been made poor because of economic exploitation and actions of of government and leadership. That's what the script actually means. He also went on to say to the cloud acceptable year of the Lord that is accepting everyone so hope. Hot Hope Joe Excuse me for that jealous good. Hey Commander Joseph Your enough. But in the event called me reverend soaking up the pot of hope if you look at it now through history like with the slaves or with women who fought for their right of both the civil rights movement when you had. Rabbi Hesselink. Dr King. Hot of hope comes when you're fighting for US right. See the hope is not just some some thing out. There you know hole actually comes when you're fighting was binge. Our conversation today will want Your Eyes Ezekiel. You did a big long piece magazine. And he shared with me. How even in this moment some of his ideas around him and I say that was hopeful when I when he was able to say you know I thought one way but I'm starting to rethink is is hope for when people are starting to say you know If I don't make sure my brother's cyst over here has health care is a matter of death is not just a matter of do they have is a matter of debt is hopeful to me when I see The twenty nine from the South and Marco Lanna about governor wants to Expand Hill Kit the legislative one allow five hundred thousand people and State Health Kit. Three hundred forty thousand of them alight when he was home when I see black and white people coming together saying we're not gonNA give up yesterday. I did a piece with with workers. Black white workers who was saying what every one of our fellow workers that died unnecessarily. Because they didn't have they don't have living way. Don't have Yucky twenty more us. Twenty more of us are gonNA stand up when I see that among the people people exercising faith. People doing like the people did when four girls alone up Birmingham Church and instead of killing the Movement. They said these girls lives are now gonNA be part of the energy to power that leads us across all kinds ally tonight the movement. And so. That's what you WanNa hear some of the things. You've said he had today that this is a different moment to hear you talk. Say Yet. This is a different moment in this moment. Am I'm stuck on the healthcare thing for reason? My wife is upset as a nurse and because I passed out to bury the people that have healthcare predict so they have already pre existing condition so even if they get gift a code nineteen if they had had to get out to Kobe. Nineteen they wouldn't have some of the conditions and past diverse church so hope grows out standing up the prophets in the Bible whole grew out of them taking a stand. I asked this question of the day right. Now we're in a situation where We have you in it. One of US could be forty eight hours from my last breath. That's the reality area and so the question I've asked myself ask others us is if you knew day. John had forty dollars breath left. What kind of world would you use that breath right for? What would you do last because in this season? That's what Jesus was doing. He knew death was right here and what he did was every moment in holy week he used to divide an actually in that fight. Joe GIVES US hope. Hope also come second. I'm GONNA give you three up through. Ho Ho come from watching that looking at history and seeing all of the towns that it looked like the bad and ugly head walk. I read a speech every week. From Frederick Douglass right after the passing of the jets got decision and and they and they asked for. How do you feel the abolition movement over? And he says as monstrous as this decision is maybe it is the final link in the chain to the ultimate downfall of a system of slave them for this moment should embolden and intensify agitation. Right that he said that was a matter of hope. Came from recognizing that we aren't we sometimes come to moments. That changed everything in God. In God's wisdom Gaden bring us viruses with God works in the mist of pain just like God worked in the midst of the slavery of the Hebrew people in ancient Israel and God works through Chowdhury and the crawl. God is always in the missed. The last night Ho- comes for me when when I look I saw something out said I'm going to share it with you on this podcast. It's probably gone on. Easter is said on because I hadn't really paid attention to it all these years thirty. Some Years Preaching is ended twenty seven chapter of Matthew and it talks about the crucifixion of Jesus. And he's on the Cross and they insult added as an issue. The son of God come down and he doesn't. Of course Jesus proves that suffering brother right with actually what was? Your righteous is not getting out of trouble sometimes. Getting in trouble for the right thing. But then.
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"Next questions on just for me from Joel from Washington vice-president Biden. It's really hard to get into a routine into work from home. I'm wondering what your routine is like and how you can stay focused. Working at home is as the governor. Says it's hard to get into really regular schedule but for me. I'm sticking a routine and and it helps. It helps me deal with my day. I what I tried to do as I tried to get out of bed by eight o'clock in the morning and I've a gym in my house upstairs. I have a treadmill Peleton bike in some weights and I try to work out every morning for me. That's what gets me gone and then Then I take a shower and go down. Have something to eat. I usually have a protein shake and then I do is My Day starts and it's And the day starts usually with a somewhere between forty minutes and an hour and a half meeting with the the the the medical staff. That has been working with me and my staff about what we need to do to deal with the things that the governor's talking about. How do we get the protective equipment? How do we deal with making sure? The Tester available in all those things so I get a detail brief every morning from that team and then right after that I do an event that is same on the economic side and then what I do is I I do shows that I get invited to beyond from the meet. The press to do Roundtables with I did one with with millennials. I did one with people with anyway so I saw. I'm usually down here in this makeshift studio trying to communicate with people who want to ask me questions and and delivering whatever. The message of the day is that I think has to go out there. So that's sort of my day and I'm sure it's not as tough as the governor's because she's in the front line. Having to make critical decisions that are going to affect people's lives and sometimes without much help so but anyway I got a question for you before we go to get running but are fake Newton's your favorite snack. Well their favorite. You know why they're small and I can sneak know that you can buy little packs of them and get them on the On on the planes when I fly back and forth and but the thing that is though thing that everybody makes fun of me that when in doubt I have a peanut butter jelly sandwich but I learned everybody. Who's making fun of that and I found out John. Kerry has the same addiction peanut butter jelly sandwiches letter. Jelly sandwiches always my daughter. And I enjoyed it when you were in Michigan and you shared your pig Newton slimfast. We remember that always always have a little packs of with me why we thank you. Thank you very much I look forward to working with you doing the Sagana. You've just do an incredible job. That people in Michigan should be so proud of having you and You know and you respected by all the other governors. I talked to governors from East Coast to the West Coast on on the phone with them all the time. Find out what I can do to be helpful. What they think I could be what value as I could be. And you have great respect among Democrats and Republicans the last point I want to reiterate you made you got guys like Mike Dewine and others who are stepping up. Republican governors were stepping up and doing the right thing and working like the devil. And so I don't envy your job but I'm proud of the when you're doing presumptions media proudly right Paul. I think at the Mutual Admiration Society here. So thank you for Thank you for helping and encouraging and counseling. All of that is incredibly important. And I'm not better governor for your friendship and he's given we're GONNA through the American people have never never never ever let their country down and have a to look at the way they're stepping up now talked about restoring America. We're seeing the real soul now. We're seeing the real soul and I'm proud. I'm proud of being American or you. Thank you.
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"That's inviting foreign back. I can deal with you know any any junk that I get on twitter. I'm not gonNA dissuade me from doing pulling out all the stops to do what we gotta do. For the people of the state you've always a reached across the aisle you continue to do that You know and That's what happened. I think recently with the With a large stimulus package wasn't perfect but it was a start and it It took work across the aisle. Something you talk about a lot and you get done. I certainly believe a bipartisanship I know is not very viewed very favorably by some in our Party. Say You can't work. Republicans I think has become kind of a dirty word in our politics lately. But why do you think that is why do you? Why do you maintain? And how do you do it working across the aisles? And why do you believe it so important? While I live in a state where we are we go back and forth. Everyone knows everyone's watching Michigan. What's going on in Michigan? I've got a Republican led legislature that I need to work with and it's hard It's not fun and some days fell the this with you but The people of our state expect us to find common ground and order best one were challenged another. There's a seat at the table for people with different points of view. I doesn't mean I always. He'd their thoughts. But I listen and sometimes I get a better product because we're actually talking to one another trying to give people hope to you know that Even on the hardest days we seek out sources of inspiration and You know there's a doctor in Detroit who figured out how to make a ventilator worked for two people and now I wrote a paper while ago but now all of a sudden you know people are really interested in what she's doing. We're going to do some Test around The malaria anti-malaria drugs at Henry. Ford Hospital you know where Eager to you know. Find those stories of hope so that people can get through this. 'cause we got a number of tough weeks ahead of US remember. There's so much open there you think about it this. What amazes me? I know it sounds Corny. But I'm so damn proud to be an American look at the way people are coming together in this country after being a after appealing to their prejudices for three years. And you know that folks from that part of the world is not a good person and we don't want anybody. Muslim. We don't want this. We don't want that to well look what they're doing. You have these first responders showing up and going into homes and going into taking people out in the ambulances and you watch the things that are spontaneously happening thank God the networks are putting them on television for example. Greg good friend of mine used to work for me in the White House is now in an ran for office down in South Carolina. He has three beautiful daughters one's in kindergarten. He sent me a A video of his a kindergarten teacher called all the kids who are in her class. Saying I'm going to be riding by your house at such and such time. Why should go out your driveway? So we can wave and we can talk to each other for minute. How he cited his daughter was. They showed me a picture out. Tricycle and the teacher come a by saying. Hey how are you honey? And it took her three hours to get through it. All or watching the people I a friend of ours is Dealing with Seniors to are not able to have any visitors in a nursing home sitting out side window on I four and a chair putting her hand up to the window. Just touching the hand of the woman inside saying how you doing passing notes in putting them up to the window gels working on dealing with when we did the can't divine cancer initiative. There's are a woman on the board along with a number of leading docks who as provides for the help that people need to get to their chemotherapy. This to get to to have some wash their child on well you know. Is he getting a lot of calls from people are isolated now? They they're by themselves. They need chemo. Treatment is so Joe. Organizing people call these individuals and talk to them and spend time with them in terms of a phone and send them little gift packages and I mean and as amazing. How across the board look look at the people who are taken the real chances you said those janitors. They're walking into these buildings that need to be essentially fumigated. Afterwards you have the doctors and nurses going in with garbage bags on trying to protect themselves in operating room. I mean it's just amazing who we are and I just think the American people have never let their country down given half a chance never once and I think I I just find the soul of America coming back in a way that I think we're GONNA come out of this stronger and I knew I know I've keeping a long time. It's time for a couple of questions. Income From University of Michigan Law. School Governor Whitman as a lifelong michigander and University of Michigan Law Student. You have a sense of comfort and calm to everyone in our state amidst the pandemic I wanted to know. What do you do to De Stress? And are there specific things that give you hope for the state wants a pandemic in stay at home? Order has dissipated That's a that's a nice question It's been really lovely. How people have been checking in a you know. How are you doing? I feel like I'm asking a lot of people that it's nice when they asked back How do I D- stressful? I got a dog and his name is Kevin as what happens when you let teenagers name. Your dog. You get a dog named Kevin and I get my walk in. I drink my coffee about five o'clock every morning and then take heaven out for a walk in is when I get a little fresh air a little bit of exercise than get my get my thoughts together. So that's that's I think he's care of myself now. We are going to get through this tough times. Don't last but tough people do? And I think that anyone who's in Michigan Law School. I know you've got a bright future ahead. I hope that future is right here in the great seat of Michigan When we get on the other side of Kobe nineteen and it's responsible and saves to get resume activity. I know that we're going to be able to ramp up and start to bring manufacturing back into our country so we don't ever get into a position where we've gotta look for a fundamentals. Keep you alive elsewhere. Person COMES FROM CHARLOTTE. Detroit Governor Whitman a lot of politicians. Talk about what their favorite and least favorite thing about running for office is but I'm wondering what surprised you most about running for governor last cycle. I'm not sure what was surprising. I'll tell you what my favorite thing though of course was being around people and so this isolation is contrary to all of my instincts about hugging people and and and giving them you know a pep talk when one is needed. And you know there's a part of me that would love to go into our our Hospitals and tell the people on the frontline. How amazing there they are and looking right in. The eye can't do that and miss a challenge right now but I think the surprising thing is that even on the hottest days. There's a person or a story or something that happens that that keeps me going and I'm I'm I think that that's a humbling thing. I think it's what even when I feel like my job is tough. I think about the people who are really on the frontline exposing themselves in harm's way to help on their sentence An inspired by it. And I think that's surprising that even the hardest days there's these these things that are powerful and positive.
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"They're smart. I am so darn proud sounds Corny to be an American outlook. Our pulling together for example. My wife was on the telephone today. Dealing with we had a biden cancer initiative weird aboard of some very prominent people from around the country doctors and Nobel laureates and others on that board will one of the people who's a patient advocate called and said there's a lot of people who are shut ins who have cancer. They're worried. Can you pick up the phone and call some? Can you email them? Can YOU ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE? Are doing that all over and I got a call from a good friend of mine. Who has three beautiful young daughters in grade school down in? North or South Carolina. Used to work with me. His name is franny. His wife called and showed us a video of the teacher. Kindergarten teacher called one of the daughters. And said I'm going to ride by your house at such and such a time and beeped the horn. And just want to say hi to you. The kids are all excited. They went all on. Their tricycles are sitting in the driveway and the teachers right took the teachers three hours to go through all the neighborhoods where her kids went to school reaching out reassuring and by the way if you have any friends or relatives or anybody who shut in pick up the phone call them. Tell them you're thinking of him see what they need. Because that's what we do when we're in trouble and I am so darn proud of the way. The American people are responding longer than you wanted to hear an answer alley but thank you for the question. Thank you Ron. Thanks for sticking around PAL. Thanks and I'M GONNA call on your life or you know I call on you almost every day for me. Not Part Advice. Yeah we'll say thank you sir. Thanks for having me. You keep on doing what you're doing and stay well thanks and You know my heart goes out to all those folks who have lost somebody or have someone in the hospital. Suffering just enormous enormous burden.
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"Could possibly face people who provides some advice and and and lodging information on their crony virus crisis that we're facing so each week I'm going to try to do is be joined by one of those experts. Someone who can offer us some helpful information then. The two of us will answer questions from you and our first episode. I'm going to be joined by. Ron Ron is an outside adviser to my campaign. The ABOL response in President Obama's administration in two thousand fourteen. And so he's GonNa talk to us about a few things first. About how President. Trump downplays this crisis. How he has rattled public confidence and delayed our country's response next. We'll talk a bit about my plan with the federal government. What they should be doing now when I say now. I mean immediately to combat this crisis and finally take on some questions from our listeners. So with that. I'd like to welcome Ron. Who's an old friend to the show? Ron How're you? How good thank you. Sir. It's a pleasure to be with you on your very first good to be doing my very first podcast. Things are changing on awful lot. And Ron I'm going to with your permission. Ask if you questions. If that's okay sounds great. Let's do it Ron. I think it'd be helpful if you could walk our listeners. Through the question on top of everyone's mind is there a shortage of testing? And why does that exist threes? Well this is one of the biggest problems we see with the krona virus. Response as you've said instruments President ROTAVIRUS ISN'T DONALD TRUMP'S FALL. But how we respond to it is. And there's no issue that illustrates that more than this testing fiasco Donald Trump didn't take the steps needed to get the testing in place as a result. Compared to almost every other developed nation. Were behind on getting people. Tested probably done about one. Twenty fifth of the tests per capita that South Korea has done and Lee both countries had their first taste of the exact same day. There's no reason why this country should be so far behind. Nations like South Korea. Intesting it's p. but we have the same technology. We have came experts. We have even better doctors and healthcare facilities yet. Were really far behind that problem fall squarely on the shoulders of president trump and his administration. I I'm determined that this should not be political. This is not about partisan politics. It's about how rapidly we can put in motion the initiatives that are going to save people's lives and get us through this process. And I thank you for clarifying. The World Organization had the formula. We could've used immediately instead of waiting and developing our own way of proceeding. Let me ask you another question if I may. A lot of our listeners are interested in how we as a country handled past health crises when the crisis it you were my an President Obama's first pick handle it. Take us through that moment. And what you did you personally when we ask you to do it. The president asked me to do it. What did you do on Day One? Well you know Mr I suppose you're you're there you remember it very well. What you and the president told me on day one was to put science i. I'm not a scientist. I'm not a doctor. Then the problem we had at the time was that you had great advice from science and doctors. We're trying to having trouble kind of getting. It implemented trouble getting the treatments into West Africa trouble getting are hospitals ready all these logistical challenges and so the direction from President Obama from you Vice President Biden was. Let's take the best advice from scientists and doctors and turn that advice into action at. I think by contrast we've seen here with the trump response to viruses a failure of both things. The president notoriously is rejecting the advice of scientists and doctors. He's not listening to people who are telling. He didn't in January and February when these experts were telling him. We have a big problem. Who's going out downplaying? The problem he was saying latest February willing have shifting cases down to five and a little little while. You just wasn't listening to this great experts. We have in the government non arson experts. Doctor Faust serve all the way back to Ronald Reagan and is still working on this and Dr J. Dr Xu Pot people. I work with on the ABOL response. They've been different decades. He just kind of pushed all these people aside. What was whatever he went is politics gut. That's very different from what you and President Obama ordered during the response and I know it's also very very different than the way you've been seeking Mr Vice President about the response to Corona virus. And I guess I'd like to turn the tables a little bit and ask you to take a few minutes to talk about your plans for dealing with corona virus. Which I know was so heavily influenced by the leading scientists leading medical experts. You've consulted were. Can you just talk to the people listening to us about your plan? What the key elements of your plan. Our first of all I should let people know that with your help. I put together a panel of experts including former heads of the CDC and other organizations and who are not actively administration. Now and. I do With your help and coordination and others daily brief and they give me a detailed outline ahead of time with charts showing the trend lines In our country and other countries and so on how many tests etc so I think there are few key things that we should be looking at and there's a Important thing that my plan is as I said informed by scientists I. We're GONNA make sure that testing is widely available and free because we learned early on. There was a fear of people that if I go get a test is gonNA cost model this money. How can I pay for it? What will I do and free but available and that everyone needs to test could get it and we need to establish these mobile testing sites. We came up with the idea of at least ten of these mobile testing sites per state and drive through facilities to speed testing as well as protect the healthcare workers. Because that's a grave concern as you all know developing concern secondly from the experience I watched you and our military put together in Africa the ability for us to be able to provide mobile hospitals. And I don't just means a two hospital ships we have. They're important but mobile hospitals on the ground in places where you can determine ahead of time. There's going to be a significant influx of people needing hospital beds and ICU units. And so we talked about that female. Us military. I argued to be setting up these emergency hospitals. That can be dropped in a parking lot. There needed for example. Now you know there's there's one being open the javits center. There's three of them going up. This is a little late but finally the governor got The White House to and and the National Guard to move but my point is that provided for mobile hospitals. You know have to be. I'm obviously not a either but you don't have to be a doctor and you don't have to be clairvoyant to know where they're going to need these hospitals These additional beds. I should say and third thing I argued for as we were going to need to make sure that we're protecting the doctors nurses and all the healthcare workers on the front lines. That means the protective gear so that they can be safe as they protect corona virus patients. You know the president We argued I argued. I said had to in fact invoked the defense production act which to the average. American is like a lot of mumble jumble but what it means is he has the power under the law to go to a private sector company and say want you to stop producing what you're producing begin to produce the things we badly need. We'll compensate you for it. But that's how it gets done to provide for protective gear like facemask critical like ventilators. That are so desperately needed our hospitals. And we're a nation. We're the ones that built the arsenal democracy in the forties and we can make personal protective equipment to healthcare workers in twenty twenty. Look we did back in nineteen in the forties and so it means accelerating our work on cures and vaccines as well as doing other protective things. We have to do to finally overcome this pandemic. And as you know we've worked on things and when as vice president dealing with cures act and other may mechanisms were investing money to look ahead. Look down the road not just waiting for waiting for what is on our plate. The fourth thing we had to do was is that Finally Ron is that as about economic aid people are going to need our help and our guiding principle has to keep everyone paid through this crisis. Be Able to get a check that they've been getting. We should be doing everything in our power to keep workers on payrolls keep small businesses afloat and helped economy come out the other side strong. It means it. Means providing guaranteed emergency sick leave in caregiving homecare giving leave it means increasing social security checks by a couple of hundred dollars a month. It means forgiving a minimum of ten thousand dollars per person of federal student loans. We saw how as we came through the last economic crisis. This generation got way behind the eight ball because of the difficulty that took us to get out of that and we got out of it. But get out of that God awful mess and means all these things and more and Ron. The point is we need to put families. I during this crisis. Because it's that that's what it's about I mean and it's one imagine you're in a situation where you have no very little equity in your home. You're renting an apartment. You have no savings you know. I've spoken a lot over the campaign unrelated to this about how you have a significant portion American public. Who if they got a bill for four hundred dollars that they didn't expect they'd have to borrow the money and go out and sell something? Well there's a lot of people are just getting by as day today today. That's the essence of where I think we should be focusing. But it's not yet now now now yes. I think that's I think that's really helpful. People Vice President. I think it's important for people to know that. You're talking almost every day with top economists about what to do about this you're talking to congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and and making the point that it's important that as we fight this economic crisis who focus on people in families not corporations. We help the people who need it. The singles Mrs and not just big corporations who are in Washington right now looking for government handouts and so your leadership on this. I know it's been very important behind the scenes and I think it's great to let people hear from you directly about what you're fighting for now. It's time for some questions from our listeners. And Ron you stick around for a few more minutes.
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"You're now right yeah so the now isn't is starting to look not so much like a now the now is starting to look like a then so earlier we mentioned all this happens to within an eighty millisecond window after an event uh what's the deal with the eighty milliseconds well in the next couple of experiments eagle men in such ask you tried to test the latency difference hypothesis so they they put a came up with the set up similar to the previous experiments a ring goes around a screen a white disc flashes and the rings path in than verily very shortly after that the direction of the ring reverses an essentially they wanted to see how long the ring had to keep going in the same direction as its original trajectory to produce the same flash lag effect from the earlier experiments if it was just that flashes take a little bit longer to process than movement allow the latency difference hypothesis they figured that changing the direction of the ring more than you know uh ten or twenty milliseconds after the flash shouldn't changed the flash lag impression instead they found that it did and it lessened it so any reversal of the direction of the moving object before 26 milliseconds completely cancelled the illusory displacement and they found that sixty seven to eighty milliseconds of movement in the same direction as the original movement are needed to cause the full flash lag effect enzo add their conclusion is that the flash quote resets motion integration in motion is a newly calculated and post addicted to the time of the flash so what they're saying they're there experiments show here is the flashes get processed a little bit differently in the brain than motion does and when we see a flashed object the brain recalculates what we've just seen and presents it to us of the first time we're seeing something it has already been edited in post while kind of a weird thing to imagine you like what does this mean for us i would say that in some.
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"Of 2017 i'm here's the deal a skeptical i am k and i'm going to explain why well first of i've never even heard of like one or two of these uh families judgement on what we down now through with some of the company's here's the deal if you work for a large company let me just be very clear about this if you're middle management or bull low in a big company you have to be comfortable and this is what the people who take a lot of different government jobs not seeing all of them and seeing a lot you have to be very comfortable working as a cogs in a big bureaucracy and you have to be satisfied with that way of working meeting i have my tasks this is what i do i go to work at this time we have these meetings on this day at this time and it ends there and then we occasionally go out for drinks afterwards although after all our latest set of scandals nobody's do in that anymore either so that's what happens in a big company you're satisfied with and your satisfy working there for a long time because you a crew the benefits over a long period of time which by the way there is zero of that in the entertainment business zero so i'm just saying it's that's just not how work but so on this list become is now top people of course there's there's some dynamic zimmer certain departments have more d r d or ser sales marketing maybe have there some more dynamic but most of the department's most.
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"Moments entry points i mean are you looking at people who are in the midst of the crisis with the massive maelstrom of emotions that's besieging them at the complete las and confusion and like what just hit me i thought i knew where i'm going i thought i knew my life in this whole thing is just fallen apart or am i meeting them a year later and they're trying to steal he'll end to deal with forgiveness or with trust or we'd reconnecting sexually it really has to do with the developmental arc number one number two what is the quality of their relationship the quality of the relationship is not always determined by de affair what who who are you as a couple who have you been where do you meet what's your strength what your story where does it take you know i completely fallen apart in the aftermath of this or do you actually find yourself having conversations like you haven't had in years and sex like you haven't had in years and in fact for the first time finally you truthful with each other and we can finally begin to grow and you've been jolted out of your complacency that's another entry point so it really difference but i am not a person who starts from the point of view that this is the deal breaker this is the final i see in english class nail in the cameras in in french you say the the hit of the hammer could after you know you really need to watch you need led to let them tell you of course the people who come to me are more often people who would like to be able to continue to once will go into the lawyers didn't come to the therapist.
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"And all right so here's the deal is a my gone the likes zone okay i know what i i don't want to talk about all the stuff today we have a bunch of guest we're going to let them talk until somebody shows up i think we should play music let's be com well the cats away so the mice can play speaking of that cata we are coming in the smarting and we're moving along 'cause i didn't know you were here 'cause you normally hear on fridays army weren't speeding ought to be very clear about that for the west were police we were not speed wait a minute do we have a speed limit on our driveway no it wasn't on our driveway of oil we got two does that he how it just so we're moving along we're we're at the speed limit we're at the maximum legal limit to drive on the road i won't be very clear about that of a digital thermometer notice barometer of the digital speedometer edit said thirteen miles per hour anyhow i'm telling you i've never seen a cat other than a like a big calaca liner peterson i've never seen a cat move like this this one starts coming you know you've got the breakdown land you've got the two lanes at your drive ben and then you've got the other breakdown lane this cat was i mean he was stretched out man he was movin and it was jet black right in front of us in our toba i don't know what this me i like cats i like black cat oh i'm not a year not now but i'm telling you i've never seen a cat move like this this dude was move and as though something big was chasing them any out 610 believe it or not we are on the air it's wlob it's one hundred point five fm more importantly it's the row ottey group westbrook all burns studios where you can find out more row auto group.
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"And in account number with a rude routing number and and count number you can draw out of any ones account anyone yeah you can draw out of anyone's account and here's the deal it's illegal if you do it illegally if you do it if you do it without authorisation it's illegal however no one that i ever heard of has ever been prosecuted once ever and i would make the argument that he stole from you and you're taking your money back but i'm not telling you what to do i'm just telling you that if he has money in that bank and it was me he wouldn't have any money in the bank anymore because i keep drafting less and less until i found the magic number and i'd clean out his account and then i would dare him to come after me i would dare him that's what i would do because that's how you have to deal with crooks or if i knew a crook rip me off i to steal something from him if i knew where he was i would steal something equal to what he rip me off four that's what i would do because i am sick and tired of liars cheaters and thieves i'm sick and tired of him and i believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth that's what i believe i believe if you rip me off i can rip you off and i can get whole again that's what i believe now i wouldn't do it if you didn't rip me off but if you hurt me and they and the law won't help me i'll help myself now i want her you physically but i will take what's mine three also three seven one three talk seven one three eight two five five and there are ways to do it you have his bank.
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"Did mark without telling them while why would you tell them that because that seems crummy that it seems like your buying stock in something that you know is about to go through the roof i needed those guys and he was the one who did everything anyway so is that i don't know i'm just trying to figure out what his story is going to be right well he's got to go to court i think there soon him for like a million bucks i mean i i have to believe that that the judge is ultimately going to go did he offer you money did you take it then you had a deal what are you back here for um shouldn't sold in enough to sell but we didn't know we didn't have all the information he didn't disclose it hit did he worked the deal for the tv show and i'm sure he did where the deal for the tv show why didn't you get a tv show what are you doing what's your problem it's scottie i'd skied the air but i'm just trying to say a go to court a judge is going to say what your problem wire why are dying here like he's trading on information that we did not have and as people who were invested in this house company we should have been apprised of the entire situation agree you're right as friends are as people who went into business together you'd like to thank everyone looks after each other and does the right thing but you know maybe this dudes like these guys are lazy and they've been ride my back forever i'm over them maybe i don't know he can prove that in court that good luck to them and they'll be just by don't worry i looked up they're not worth this morning at lifted their each worth about eight million my eyes so together as.