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"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

09:15 min | 9 months ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Thurston. So we're talking about the Catholic Church. Apparently, um, the Vatican is not happy. Catholic officials are unhappy after there have been reports. The reports that were on this, Um, blog, which is run by conservative Catholics that exposed some people within the Vatican. And within some, uh, diocese in the United States. They particularly focused in Newark, New Jersey, for some reason who were using grinder. Where there were priests who have been using grinder grinder is a hook up app for people who are gay, Uh, for people who are bisexual, and you know, I don't care. Yeah, really. I think they've been pushed into it, um, by the doctrine. Of the church, which I think is backwards. I think it's hurting the church in terms of recruiting more clergy, and in terms of this inclusivity of you know the people in their parish, who you know, may want to be devout Catholics may believe so much in the tenets of the church, but who find themselves being vilified and called evil and, you know, not accepted for who they actually are. I think the church needs to have a come to Jesus moment as it were 80 88 tennis, the telephone number. 80808 10. Let's go to Scott. He's in San Jose. Hi, Scott. Welcome to KGL. Hi. I didn't want to add that. I think some of the practice there is set by the Bible or biblical texts. Paul himself seemed to believe that Jesus was coming back within his own lifetime. Any advice Christians not to give up their version or the opportunity to be in a relationship. Unless they absolutely had to do so, which is one, of course, 99 point carried out 25 decimal points Christians do choose to marry rather than to keep their themselves. Oh, I don't know. Unmarried and unattached. Uh, so I think the priest would probably look to Paul as an example. And maybe even to Jesus as an example being unmarried. Well, the way that was that wasn't Paul Gay. Oh, I don't. Well, he in Romans. He makes it very clear that homosexuality and Christianity are not compatible. So I so I would. I wouldn't catch that. And I've not heard that. But I did want to add that you know for those who seem to think that being um, not being allowed to be married forces or somehow guides priest to become pedophiles. I would argue that there that they started out as pedophiles first, just like some of the Boy Scout leaders who are looking for a way to have easy access to Children. That's what's really going on parent Catholics and they aren't I agree. I agree with you to a large degree. I do think that it's an opportunity, especially when there's a short Of of Young men who are interested in joining the priesthood. I do think that's something that is used as an opportunity for people who are pedophiles to get in, But I'll tell you something else that I God, you know, hand to God, I believe And that is because I know Um, from a very close perspective about the rapes that occurred in the seminaries and the scandal, and in particular, I'm talking about the seminary in Santa Barbara. Um, my brother attended that seminary and he had friends who attended that seminary who live in the North Bay and I went around the Bay area and some of them exposed. They were part of the lawsuit against the church, and I've interviewed a number of them. It was horrible. What was done to them? It was, you know, all of them. My brother was not one. As a matter of fact, he walked in on something and one of the priests punched him in the mouth. He was like 16 years old, um, that But this was going on and the prefect of discipline down there was one of the worst offenders and he would call a boy up into his room. And he would spank the boy would make him take off his pants. And then he'd spank him. The kid would be screaming in agony, and then he would rape him. Um, it was a horrible circumstance. But one of the boys that they knew there who was Treated the worst who was victimized the worst. He became a priest himself, and he became an abuser. And so I think part of it. Not all I agree with you, but some of it I think happened because of the abuses that took place in the seminaries when these kids were teenagers and left their families and homes and they went and they were being controlled by these priests who were supposed to be next to God. And they did the things they wanted, and I think they were indoctrinated into that lifestyle. And then they became abusers themselves themselves and thought it was okay. It was cyclical thing, which is sick, A six cyclical thing. But I do agree with you that some of them use it as an opportunity to get in there so they have access. Hello. Thank you. Thank you, Scott, I I appreciate your phone call. But and we have. Paul has a passage out of the ST James Bible That makes reference to marriage is from Timothy. Three to King James version, says a bishop then must be blameless Comma, the husband of one wife, so this makes it sound like the Bible says you should be married. The husband of one wife, so and we do know that there were Popes who were married. I also got a message from one of our producers are no. I'm sorry from one of our listeners saying that there were there was a monk in particular who was found to be having an affair and was castrated As a result. That was his punishment. I know I was in the dark ages. Mm. All right, Let's say let's uh let's go to Steve. Steve's coming from Berkeley. Hi, Steve. Welcome to K G O. Hello, Pat. Hello past those wonderful continue what you're doing? I mean, never. And I always love it because I turned it on. I don't know what she's going to be talking about. But I always seem to like it. That's good. Keep us keep us guessing. Okay. Let me straight Quick story when I was a child, and I'm almost 70 years old now, And when I was a child, my grandmother ran this church down in the Bay Area. No names? No. Nothing. It was Episcopalian. And the head of our church. Was very close to this one. Another priest. His name was Father, John. I never really knew the dead guy's name. I think I think he was a John, too. But later on in life, my grandmother in her later years and because she would never say this out loud and kind of her lucid, she lived almost 100. She commented a couple times about Them. This shows it's too bad that father John and Father John never found wives and all kinds of stuff and I looked and I go. Well, Nana, Um I thought there was six. I'd heard a weird rumor when I was because I used to be at the service. So the long story short is it that my mother confided? Avian said they were lovers. I went I looked at my mom, I go. How do you know that? You know, honey, things get around and I go. But why didn't they throw him out of the rest is just Come on, honey, It's the church. You know, Nobody cares that much. And I mean, that's kind of how she reacted to it. Everything. And of course, I never got to ask my grandmother about it. But so what I'm getting out of my whole point of my story is that is that it was there. I think in some places it was it was acceptable. Something that wasn't or basically just like anything else In the old days. You just look the other way. Yeah, well, the Episcopalian church is a bit different from the Catholic Church, although there's so many similarities, But I kind of love that story. I love the people found love. And I would love to think that priests in the Catholic Church would be encouraged to find love allowed to find love supported celebrated when they find love I I think it would be wonderful if they had families, and I think it may make them better priests because they would be better able to counsel their flock. It could also add complexities because you know your focus should be on your family. And the flock can be distracting. But isn't that true for any kind of job? Any job where you're doing service? Hey, listen, before we run out of time I want to mention Charlie wants Charlie Watts died. Um Charlie Watts was the drummer, longtime drummer drummer for the Rolling Stones, and I want to share a little bit of information about you know, he was the guy. He always seemed like the shy guy. The straight guy. The guy who avoided all the That Keith Richards, you know, drug drama and the, um Mick is the blue collar working man. He really was. You know, his father was a lorry driver. So a truck driver. His mom was a housewife. He was born in London in 1941. He was he was passionate about music from the time he was very little, But what he really was in love with was jazz that he was the drummer for the Rolling Stones. Um, he fell in love with the drums because he heard Chico Hamilton, and he taught himself to play by listening to records by Johnny Dodds. Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and other jazz giants. He worked for London advertising firm after he attended Harrow Art College and play drums in his spare time. He did a lot of artwork. He did a lot of drawing like when they were on tour. Um London was home to a blues and jazz revival in the early 19 sixties..

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Woman, 2 Teens Arrested in Shooting Death of 13-Year-Old Boy in San Jose

Pat Thurston

00:26 sec | 10 months ago

Woman, 2 Teens Arrested in Shooting Death of 13-Year-Old Boy in San Jose

"Arrest in connection with the shooting death of a 13 year old boy. This week, police booked 38 year old Margarita Santillan, her 17 year old son and 16 year old daughter. Officers say the victim was hit during a shootout between two groups on little wood Lane in the city's alum rock neighborhood. Witnesses say the shooting started after a teenager got out of a got out of a car and started hitting a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway. This report sponsored by Ponderosa Homes. Ponderosa Home

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California Wildfire Incinerates Historic Town of Greenville

Pat Thurston

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

California Wildfire Incinerates Historic Town of Greenville

"The Dixie Fire burning in Northern California is now the sixth largest in state history. It's burned over 322,000 acres, including much of a gold rusher, a town correspondent Jennifer King, reports. Northern California Dixie Wildfire tore through the quaint Sierra Nevada mountain town of Greenville, leaving much of the downtown in Ashes. Officials confirm some buildings were destroyed in a P photographer described seeing a gas station hotel and local bar burned to the ground. Footage from Wednesday night and early this morning showed fires still burning amid the husks of downtown buildings, some of which are more than a century old. The Dixie Fire has grown to over 428 Square Miles has been burning for three weeks across Plumas and Butte County's fire crews are bracing for another explosive run of flames, fed by bone, dry vegetation and 40 mile per

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Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe Returning as Co-Hosts of the Bachelorette

Fred + Angi On Demand

00:22 sec | 10 months ago

Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe Returning as Co-Hosts of the Bachelorette

"Teasha atoms and kaitlyn bristowe are returning to coho season. Eighteen of the bachelorette both of the former bachelorettes themselves stepped into co host season. Seventeen during chris harrison's hiatus and eventual departure the pair are currently co hosting the show with bachelorette katie thurston. I think that they're doing a great job by the way i love it. It's two of I love it. They've been in that spot

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Smoke From Western Wildfires Is Harming East Coast Air Quality

Pat Thurston

00:17 sec | 11 months ago

Smoke From Western Wildfires Is Harming East Coast Air Quality

"From wildfires in the Western US is sparking air quality alerts all the way on the East Coast. The effects of the fires are being felt 2500 miles away, as haze hangs over New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Strong winds are blowing smoke east from California, Oregon and Montana.

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Meteorologist Connects Record-Breaking Heat to Global Warming

Pat Thurston

02:33 min | 11 months ago

Meteorologist Connects Record-Breaking Heat to Global Warming

"I'm misunderstanding it, But, you know, just anecdotally. Seems like our weather is just weird. Like a lot of it. It seems more temperate. Then I remember like from my childhood. And yet when the day comes when it's going to be cold or when it's going to be hot man, it kills us with that is that normal for us are things changing. Well, what is normal for the bay areas that we have so many micro climate that you can find significantly almost dramatically different weather conditions in towns that are adjacent each other depending on you know the elevation how close they are to the coast. How close we are to the bay, So it's not unusual for the barrier to have what People from outside. The Berry might call weird weather, but it's even weirder now, and it's weirder now because we are experiencing more extremes now than before. The the heat waves are occurring earlier in the year earlier in the summer season than they typically did, and in the distant penned the Not too distant past. Uh, droughts are occurring. Earlier and lasting longer, and this is not just here in the Bay Area. This is, uh, this is what's happening all around the world right now. You don't remember Early last week, British Columbia recorded its highest temperature ever like around 100 and 15. Degrees, Uh, Portland and Seattle and Eugene or according ridiculously high temperatures. 108 112 106 114 degrees that they had never seen before. Finland, Uh, that area of Finland that is part of Lapland north of The Arctic Circle just had its, uh, let's see tied at China's all time record high 90 nearly 93 degrees one day last week, so if places north of the Arctic Circle are regularly setting new records and seven the seven warmest years on record globally have been the last seven years. That should indicate to the to the skeptics and the deniers that yes, it is global warming. It's just just amazing amazing to to me me how how you you know know we've we've already already were were wonderful wonderful country country with with many many wonderful wonderful things things about about that that define define our our country. country. But But one one thing thing that's that's not not so so wonderful. wonderful. That That is is part part of of who who we we are are is is we've we've always always had had a, a, uh uh very very vocal, vocal, very very stubborn, stubborn, anti anti intellectual intellectual element. element. And And it's it's not not only only that that that's that's not not only only that not only includes what we call everyday people, but people who are elected public officials who are so in denial. It's just ridiculous because they find some sort of political benefit to be that way. And it

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Wells Fargo Tells Customers It’s Shuttering All Personal Lines of Credit

Pat Thurston

00:42 sec | 11 months ago

Wells Fargo Tells Customers It’s Shuttering All Personal Lines of Credit

"thurston" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks

AdExchanger Talks

02:17 min | 11 months ago

"thurston" Discussed on AdExchanger Talks

"Both in the vertical passes as you know the brand passes as well as outside plus and then we started using marketing. Extra like you know we. We we right now are doing and promoting during the frauds outside plus Number that were on trusting channels obviously paid some paid marketing to bring users back. That might not be aware of all of the things that are integrated into our platform. I mean we still have people and users who might have been ski magazine loyalists. That have no idea. Even if they're a backpacker that we that we also own backpack or or outside and so we're still even educating our user base on the fact that all of these things are integrated together. And that's gonna take time like that's not gonna happen overnight so i would just say Relatively our view conservative targets of converting. You know our audience will achieve a significant portion of our revenue as membership because we're touching over two hundred million unique people year across the platform. So there's a big opportunity to sell into our own and operated properties. As well as you get the message out for do people that are becoming evolved. And that's part of the reason why we've done things like we've added. These beginner hubs We had the outside one guy that went out. That was all about how to get into some of these words from kayaking climbing to cycling up for the first time just because they're selling new people as people at the into the platform right. You're building the kind of pipeline of content for all levels of experience will. That's just wonderful. We're gonna leave it there. Robin thurston thank you so much for taking. The time really enjoyed the conversation yet. My pleasure anytime. thank you listeners. Tuning into another episode of this podcast. We'll see you next. Time with them. Provides the industry expertise and innovative solutions. Clients need to be in a position of strength to learn more you can visit them dot com slash attack..

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Massachusetts Militiamen Appear in Court

Pat Thurston

00:25 sec | 11 months ago

Massachusetts Militiamen Appear in Court

COVID-19 Vaccinations Will Be Mandatory for City Employees in San Francisco

Pat Thurston

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

COVID-19 Vaccinations Will Be Mandatory for City Employees in San Francisco

What Exactly Is Consent?

Talking It Out

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

What Exactly Is Consent?

"Were talking about consent and just for our listeners out there i just want to give a quick definition. The definition definition of consent is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something and this is what consent is not. It's when someone says no the absence of a no saying yes. While you're intoxicated or otherwise incapable of giving consent not saying anything repeatedly asking someone to say. Yes or pressuring them to say yes until they do and go. I was going to add to that whether someone says yes or no. It doesn't that's one thing but for people sometimes feel like just because you're in a relationship with someone that their bodies automatically yours win. That's never the case either

Airlines, Unions Demand Crackdown on Unruly Passengers

Pat Thurston

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Airlines, Unions Demand Crackdown on Unruly Passengers

"With a steep rise in the case of passengers getting out of control on airline flights, Coalition of unions is calling for more prosecutions dealing with a rising number of passengers who fight flight attendants refused to wear masks and cause other problems on planes. A coalition of aviation groups has sent a letter to the head of the FAA and Attorney General Merrick Garland. Urging for unruly passengers to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They want the prosecution's made more public to put a spotlight on the serious consequences of breaking the law while in flight

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Katie Thurston's "Sex Positive" Bachelorette Season Kicks Off

Daily Pop

01:34 min | 1 year ago

Katie Thurston's "Sex Positive" Bachelorette Season Kicks Off

"Katie season premiere last night on abc. And if you thought that was wild well y'all have not seen anything yet. My god. I'm a little bit late to this. But katie is the one so i just have to show up do cayman cut in line. I can't believe here. Then you need to get the f out of my way. I would not tell the guys. I didn't come here for the bromance. I came here for followers. Figured this quick sachs's not something. I take lightly. I'm losing you. I'm leaving my mind here. I came here to do. I continue here or do. I just leave now. I'm done. i'm done. I'm done now. These super teases kit crazier every single season. I think the question everyone wants to know is why is there always so much drama. Have we been conditioned to expect this level of drama on the bachelorette and we think anything less as boring lots. That is a lot. I mean y now all of a sudden the minnow cry. The women crying now the is is. What's there's a lot of unnecessary tier. Oh it's amazing. I love it all bring on tears. The trauma the virgins give the everything. He's very cute. By the way

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Bitcoin Mine Mistaken for Pot Growing Operation in England

Pat Thurston

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Bitcoin Mine Mistaken for Pot Growing Operation in England

"Thought they were making a pot bust didn't quite turn out that way. Though KGO attends Mark Nieto. With that story, Police in the UK conducted a raid on a home expecting to find a cannabis farm, but instead Found an illegal Bitcoin mind the mine owners were stealing thousands of dollars worth of electricity to power computers used to solve those complex math equations that enable Bitcoin transactions. Police have been keeping an eye on the house for several reasons. Lots of people visiting at odd hours. Plenty of wiring and ventilation ducts and drones detected heat coming from the building all classic signs of a cannabis farm, but instead They were greeted with a truly 2021 crime By Mark Nieto.

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Treasury Announces New Crypto Tax Reporting Requirements

Pat Thurston

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Treasury Announces New Crypto Tax Reporting Requirements

"Of Bitcoins now gotten the government's attention, and the I. R s is getting involved More from kgs, Mark Nieto, You knew it was only a matter of time as the federal government has announced it's time to crack down on crypto currency markets and transactions. The Treasury Department issued a release saying Crypto poses a significant detection problem by facilitating illegal activity, including tax evasion. On that note, the government will now require any crypto transfer worth $10,000 or more to be reported to the I. R s The short term reaction will likely be negative. SEC involvement, which is expected soon. Does give Cryptocurrency further long term legitimacy.

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California Records First Annual Population Decrease in State History

Pat Thurston

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

California Records First Annual Population Decrease in State History

Biden Retains Trump's Historic-Low Refugee Cap, Angering Allies

Pat Thurston

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Retains Trump's Historic-Low Refugee Cap, Angering Allies

"The president signed an order aimed at speeding up refugee emissions to the U. S. But he did not lift the Trump administration's historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year, the White House now pushing back on criticism. Saying the president will move to lift the trump era refugee caps next month.

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Pfizer Asking For Vaccine Authorization For Children Ages 12 to 15

Pat Thurston

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Pfizer Asking For Vaccine Authorization For Children Ages 12 to 15

"Today, Fizer asking regulators for permission to extend authorization to kids as young as 12. The Food and Drug Administration initially authorized the Fizer beyond TEC vaccine for use in anyone over 16. Fizer has been conducting clinical trials in those younger than that, and said the vaccine is safe and effective for 12 to 15 year Olds. Visor is now asking the FDA to amend its emergency use order to allow adolescents to be vaccinated. Guys who said it hopes to expand authorization of its vaccine in 12 to 15 year olds as quickly as possible. NBC's Aaron Carter

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Space Force Field Command to Be Located at Los Angeles Military Base

Pat Thurston

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

Space Force Field Command to Be Located at Los Angeles Military Base

"Angeles Air Force Base will serve as a field command site for the U. S. Space Force Governor Gavin Newsom, saying today the military will establish the space systems command at the base near Los Angeles International Airport governor said in a statement. The field command will have nationwide authority over launches and procurement.

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Biden willing to compromise on $2.3T infrastructure plan

Pat Thurston

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Biden willing to compromise on $2.3T infrastructure plan

"Is paved with roadblocks for the Biden administration. The $2 Trillion tab is the first hurdle President Biden pushing back on Republican complaints that he's including too much in his infrastructure plan School your child is in. So has this pestis in the walls likes the ventilation. Said it not infrastructure Republicans, insisting it should just rebuild roads and bridges and not raise corporate taxes. The president insisting he's ready to talk and compromise and the field. ABC NEWS

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"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Packed Thurston spends hours researching for her daily, no nonsense interviews with doctors, authors and politicians. So by the time she gets to wear last hour on Friday afternoons with film critic Tim Sica, some overage maybe gone. Why is it that goofy stands upright and talks And what's the name of the other dog? Fluto Ploo toe? Doesn't he acts like a dog? Why is that? Um, I don't know if a tree falls in the forest. When nobody's around here. It doesn't make a sound on the path. That's deep waited. Somebody text that to you something. May I just want to know what are they thinking? You got two dogs? One of them has all these human characteristics wears clothes. And then the other one is just a naked dog on the ground, and I don't understand how they came to that mall here, you'll thank goodness. She gets weekends off Fat Thurston noon to three on KGO 8 10 Hey, 10 traffic. If you are in the East Bay, Heather has a heads up for you just got an overturned for Oakland from the Children Auto body Traffic desk. It is reported to have spun and then rolled and the wheels are in the Sky West 5 80 Connecting to North found at 13 West 5 80 was the best alternate through Oakland. Keep in mind that North found 8 80 is just a path from the Coliseum to downtown, and that's because of paving that starts 1/16 Avenue. 8 80 North bound goes down the three lanes, the Broadway and, Oh, cramps are closed as well. And this goes on until three o'clock, you'll find an injury accident North Wanna one before the Lawrence Expressway in San Jose and South Bound 17 still rough ride to that's to say it's a crawl from before Idlewild to just over the summit for maintenance. And out of San Francisco. It's heavy on the sky way to the Bay Bridge. Her kgo 10 weather forecast is for more cloudy skies tomorrow. Temperatures like two degrees warmer, so just a touch warmer around the Bay area highs in.

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"thurston" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Today! Is July twenty fourth? Twenty twenty, and I'm coming to you from old old Orchard Beach Actually, Ocean Park, which is a part of old Orchard Beach and it's nighttimes little late and. I need to get this show on the roads or darling and Sophie can come upstairs and go to sleep in the bedroom. I have an interview this week with Baritone Day Thurston and it's a full circle. event because baritone. Day was my first guest on. One, which aired on July twenty, six, two, thousand, eight recorded at this very desk in this bedroom at the cottage. And we had a good chat where I caught up with him in La a couple of days ago and talked about the kindle, and we were both such enthusiasts of the kindle in those early days, and it's also. It was interesting to me to find out a little bit more about the kinds of activities. That Bertoni has been active in in the last couple of months. I'll also have a new story I. WanNa Talk to you about and a tip, so let's get started..

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"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

07:45 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston all right let's see what do I have I have a couple of emails coming from rich and rich says all local TV news say say local news say everyone in cars on the bay bridge are mellow that nobody's yelling no one's complaining everybody see mellow and resigned I think that's awesome according to CBS San Francisco protesters attempting to paint black lives matter in yellow on the bridge were stopped by authorities so we'll see how that plays out we did get a statement from the California highway patrol and vary I don't have that I I think that you sent it okay okay all right so she is that she's she's sending that to me she said I can I just say Valerie branch has been working frantically screening people's phone calls talking with people are taking their information and also trying to talk with the highway patrol and she's trying to get the information for us well let's see these videos from bay bridge public on Snapchat I'm not on Snapchat so I don't have that if you can send me those videos that I can share what those are what we're looking at a with our listeners eighty eighty eight ten is our telephone number eight oh eight oh eight ten and I am going to go ahead and and grab a couple of these calls because I think these maybe people who have information or questions about what's going on on the bridge so I know that I don't have your name but I'm going to bring you live on the air hi welcome to KGO you are live on the air which name I doubt this is robin Richman hi rob are you on the bridge no I am not I just called and I didn't got talked about it just you just put me on but I I think it's so important what's happening and there will be some good reforms but the one thing that can sync it all is this connection with all the violence looting and mayhem in arson it you know there's a CBS poll recently that said seventeen percent of Americans support all that violence and looting and Rick may have been arson as a critical tactic of the protests and their leaders like Michael root the root young black intellectual and even Colin Kaepernick who openly advocate for the violence and say it you have to have the bios to get heard and to get anything done well they're wrong and I you know I appreciate your comments I don't really want to talk about that right at this time I kind of want to focus on what's going on on the bridge I know that I kind of opened the door to it with the comments that I made people are being very calm they're being very patient and just to tell you rob you and I probably don't agree about anything in the universe except this when people are being violent when people are destroying property they are breaking the law and they need to be arrested and people who truly are breaking the law as a matter of civil disobedience expect to be arrested it's you know Martin Luther king broke the law in acts of civil disobedience he expected to be arrested and he was eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number okay this is the statement from the Golden Gate division of the C. H. P. from officer Franson of Sir Francis said there are protesters on the bay bridge the CHP is there they are responding he said we encourage peaceful protests and support their first amendment rights however the freeway is dangerous and the elevated sections are not safe for pedestrians it blocks emergency vehicles and for those in transit with medical conditions that is the statement right now from the C. H. P. we still don't have any word on them from about how long they think it's going to take to be able to clear the bridge so that traffic can resume there but if the images that I'm seeing on television are correct and they appear to be they have managed to open one lane and are trying to funnel people into that lane so that they can get across if you're just tuning in the Golden Gate Bridge is blocked I'm sorry the bay bridge is blocked not the Golden Gate you can use the Golden Gate Bridge the bay bridge is blocked it has been blocked by protesters there's a very large police presence there apparently there were a lot of cars that were involved in blocking the lanes and in the protest the protesters according to many eyewitness accounts were attempting to paint black lives matter on the deck on the roadway of the bridge the CHP has issued a statement that they support the first amendment rights of the protesters but the freeway is dangerous and the bridge on the elevated sections are not safe for pedestrians additionally they remind us that blocking the bridge blocks emergency vehicles and those who are in transit with medical conditions now our listeners have told us that there are alternative route routes that you can take you can go across and I was just looking as a matter of fact because you know you can find some of this up online the live traffic conditions and I was looking at the Richmond San Rafael to see how reasonable that may be for people and right now according to what I'm looking at the live traffic conditions the traffic on the Richmond San Rafael bridge is good the traffic going through Moran on highway one oh one and across the Golden Gate Bridge is good it slows down before you get to the toll booths but which of course you just drive right through on the the Golden Gate Bridge when I get to the the bay bridge of course it shows that the bay bridge is stopped I am also showing that the San Matteo bridge is clear and that traffic is very good going nineteen street I've been to San Francisco there is some sort of road work that's being done in portions here but trying to get across the bay bridge right now from the East Bay into San Francisco is a losing proposition you'll get there eventually but it may take you a very very long time if you've got that many lanes of traffic all being a to and and the where the funneling is taking place appears to be after Treasure Island quite a bit past Treasure Island we are trying to funnel people into one lane so that they can get across the bridge so that is that is that is one of the things that they're attempting to do in the meat that's one group of officers it at least from the video that I'm looking at it's one group of officers working on traffic control to help the people who are attempting to traverse the bridge to get across and into San Francisco there's an entirely different group of officers who are working to try to move the protesters off the bridge for safety reasons you know anytime you have a group of protesters who gets on to any free way bridge or otherwise they're going to be some major safety concerns because you know what for obvious reasons once the traffic has come to a standstill I'm not certain that those safety concerns continue to exist on highways and freeways but when it comes to a bridge situation certainly there is a concern and that is the concern of the C. H. P. and it should be the concern of all of us as well eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number that's eight oh eight oh eight ten so if you are one of the people who is stuck on the bridge right.

Pat Thurston rich
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07:31 min | 2 years ago

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"Thurston I have news for everyone and I'm sure this is going to take you by big big big surprise the corona virus is still out there posted nineteen is still in our midst and in some places including in the state of California the numbers are growing the numbers are getting higher New York kind of makes things look different because in New York was hit so hard and they took really tough measures and as a result their numbers have come down but because they had such high numbers anyway it distorts what's going on in the rest of the country if you just look at the country wide figures out we've got a lot to talk about concerning coded nineteen and toward that end a doctor Peter chan Hong is joining us once again I'm just so happy that he's here with us and giving us the benefit of his expertise Peter chan Hong is at UCSF and he specializes in treating infectious diseases he joins us now in the Pat Thurston show doctor Chen hung thank you so much for being with us today thanks for having me on Pat and I love the entrance music to it kind of sets me in the right mode well we want you to be in the right mood I have so many questions and so I think I may start with my last question because I just found out that the FTI the FDA has authorized the first test that looks for mutations in the virus and I think that's really good but up until this point how did we know if and how the virus was mutating yeah that's a great question I think it's been a controversial point typically took the east coast the vehicle is so different from the west coast disease and there was some initial thoughts that the west coast disease because well like China and the east coast of these look more like Europe and by the time I got to Europe I think that moved a little bit and you know it's about you about people a little bit makes the body with hard to prove that sure at the end of the day no one really knew but I think with time and with looking AT mutations we quickly you can get more clarity about that yeah and at this point are you concerned about those mutations do you think that there's anything that's substantial enough though we have to be worried you know I mean I think right now we look at new patients up to help us figure out where the virus came from but I think the body is acting the same way to the virus and more importantly I think we think that a vaccine for one type would work for all type because essentially the immune system that we build to what all of the different flavors so far anyway seem to be the the right immune response so that doctor Chen hung doctor us out she Anthony Fauci he was on television last night and he said that this virus is his worst nightmare and he said that this virus is worse than HIV a partly what he was talking about were concerned about long term damage that we are beginning to realize I may be taking place including neural damage that it might actually end up being permanent can you tell us a bit about what it is he's talking about that would make covert nineteen worse than HIV and do you agree with him but I mean I think the worst part is could be worse than several factors I mean one one area that I think that sticks out to me from the beginning of the social realities of cove in nineteen and you can see that in the south American academic impact people are opening back up even though it's in the middle of raging right now top American not because it's somebody that people need to take heed and there's so many you know people of low socioeconomic status as a proportion of the population in South America that that people are having a hard time even getting food so I think that search on vacation big much broader it's much faster moving than than HIV in terms of you know going out across a large swath of the world and then in terms of the long term effect we beginning to learn some about them I I think that neural damage it's probably a little bit more speculative at this point a long term but to me what we've been finding out is that just like with other viruses sometimes when people recover they may not still have symptoms so and those symptoms could be disabling for many people kind of like you know tired nets and are some of the you know not being able to get your call part of bad that physical apart from the mental and mental health record questions that we talked about the fourth so I guess it unprecedented because it affects so many of us so rapidly it really targets you know it's some authors show L. and you know it here for a while but I think all of those things make it very close and what about the impact on children has there been any change in in that how children can be affected by it yeah so I think one of the the discussion but a lot few weeks ago in the U. S. with New York especially hard it is seeing that kids after they might have had bad maybe they went did not but we were not really sure what some kids spend a few weeks later they come in with this where the syndrome of heart disease and maybe some inflammation in the blood vessel again it's very rare but they've been up you know all of a little over a hundred cases in New York at about close to a hundred in all of Europe upbeat kids coming in later on with this syndrome that nobody really understands that it looked like another kid infection called Kawasaki is where you get an infection and then later on the are you reading responses to wrapped up that it causes damage in your blood vessels Dr Chang Han Kim in the cage in his room and I just I wanted to ask you we have summer camps opening up I just got an in message from my son's little league team saying they're going to resume for the summer and then you have schools re opening I know you can't make the decision for me but if it were your children would you be sending them to all these things right now what are your thoughts on that I mean I think it's really tough and it depends on the context of it put some accounts with hundreds of kids running around it's different from like a more controlled setting with a smaller camp it's almost like you know not all kinds but equal in terms of when you think about Kobe Bryant and then you kind of want that that the account of it I. Q. if you want to think about it that way so do the organizer of believe that because it is an issue people actually build on think of it this year do they have right the Texan for the kids are they going to you know keep kids yet the product much as possible you know kind of what you're with them is Dan Akan palletizer and you know places for them to wash their hands and when they close together you know depending on the community you're you're still kind of want them to wear masks and as long as the kid of about two years old they could wear mouth safely so not the kid would want to weather market than if you so wish schools re opening they're giving people the option do you want to.

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"Pat Thurston program straight ahead on KGO good afternoon I'm Pat Thurston ten he is with me he is movie critic extraordinaire so yeah I I was just checking our text messages because now I get text messages I know you do I know sometimes I just go crazy on it and this week I've kind of been bad but.

Pat Thurston
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11:25 min | 2 years ago

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"Afternoon I'm Pat Thurston yes so we are not taking governor Newsom's press briefing right now because of the audio quality so if you thought that that was still going to be on going we just don't have it and either wouldn't want it if I had continued with that you would be very angry with me because it really was unlistenable so let's do some other things right now and and again everything that we've been talking about of late has a relationship to cope with nineteen it has something to do with the corona virus right now I think it is very important for it to be really honest with you I think California is going to come out of this really well in part because people in California are taking it seriously I don't think they were panicking I mean there are people who are hoarding there are people who are depleting the grocery store shelves which I don't think it's necessary so there are people who may be panicking in that regard the people aren't really huh you know people say that we're the land of fruits and nuts and you know once you're done with the fruits and nuts what you're left with is the flakes are the flakes and there's some truth to that but I do believe the people in the state California tend to believe in science other than the anti vaxxers and I hope that they're thinking twice now that we've got this virus among us in any event the those who believe that this is the time to stop the things that we have been doing because there's been a slow down in terms of the numbers of cases that are being reported at least in some areas that is true that is not true everywhere some places in the United States the numbers are still growing so we have to keep that in mind the numbers are still growing in parts of this country you got people right now who are pro testing in Michigan in Virginia in Minnesota there are protesters the biggest ones the ones that got the most attention we're in Michigan where they believe that these are draconian measures these shelter in place orders that are coming from the governor's office they believe that these are just draconian that they're infringing upon our rights and blah blah blah look I don't take it lightly when our rights are infringed upon I was upset I stood in opposition to the patriot act because it was imposing upon our rights and I think we have to be very careful about that but it happens it happens were sometimes your rates are going to be restricted well your travel is going to be restricted or your ability to go out at certain hours is going to be restricted you know there are certain circumstances under which it is perfectly okay to to enact martial law in a country is temporary it's not permanent and it is done for the safety of the people it's done because as there is some emergency that has befallen us what's the same thing with this this threat right now is an existential threat because it's new because it's deadly because we don't know how widespread it is and we're not exactly sure how to deal with it yet there are a lot of ideas there are some things that are showing promise well we don't know it's too early for us really to know so the mitigation efforts that we put into place this is the only control that we really have right now that we know is something that will work to tell people not to get close to one another to maintain that six foot distancing to wash your hands for twenty seconds at a time with soap and water to to use hand sanitizer when it's necessary we told people to wear masks and that's going to be a bigger thing that's going on in the bay area right now so that perhaps some of that shelter in place orders can move to a different phase and can allow people to start moving around after may third so there are you know what we're looking at these things in the state of California we're taking them seriously in other states they're combating it so while the president says the way to make these decisions on lifting the shelter in place on these mitigation efforts are going to make these decisions to get people back to work to to getting back to normal back to business as usual and I emphasize the word business well he claims that he tweets these messages out liberate Michigan liberate Minnesota here he is trying to aid people on in their protest and what does that mean that means that the president of the United States is urging these individuals to civil disobedience he's urging them through their protest to violate these orders and it scares me I want to be somebody who's a scare monger but I do want to be somebody who's sensible and somebody who recognizes that if you're doing something like this and if it's working because if we weren't doing this everybody agrees all the scientists agree even president trump has stated that if we didn't put these measures into place we would be looking at millions of deaths in the United States of America millions of deaths but we are taking these steps so that we can stop the viral spread they're important steps we take so if we stop too soon what's that going to mean there but we can look around the world there been isolated places where they have stopped too soon and what happens they get a search once we stop there will be a surge but most people think that's going to be a manageable surge if we do it correctly if we don't and if we simply say okay free for all everybody out Olly Olly oxen free soon as we do that there is the distinct possibility that the search is going to be massive and that we're not gonna be able to put the genie back in the bottle and our efforts to do that I didn't gonna have to take us back to square one where we have to start from the beginning we have to start all over again so that all the things we've already sacrificed all the discomfort that we've already felt will have been for naught they're a lot of people who are saying in a business business we gotta get back to business doctor Phil Phil McGraw okay doctor receives a psychologist as I understand it doctor Phil appeared with Laura Ingraham yesterday and he had something kind of interesting to say let's hear what Dr Phil said to work to lower income two hundred and fifty people a year die from poverty and the poverty line is getting such that more and more people are going to fall below that because the economy is crashing around us and they're doing that because people are dying from the corona virus I get that but the fact of the matter is we have people dying we have forty five thousand people a year die from automobile accidents four hundred eighty thousand from cigarettes three or sixty thousand a year from swimming pools but we don't shut the country down for that but yet we're doing it for this and the following up is going to last for years because people's lives are being destroyed all right there's a few things first of all he gotta statistics wrong the numbers on swimming pools in particular is really far off the mark does he really think that nearly as many people drown in swimming pools each year as die from smoking because if they were I think that we would be implementing a lot stronger protections for swimmers so what did he say three hundred and sixty thousand a year die from swimming pools that's not true it's less than four thousand a year die from drowning and we don't even know how many of those individuals drown in swimming pools but that's NIT picky I don't want to be NIT picky but I do want to say that his figure of three hundred and sixty thousand is insane his numbers on cigarettes are accurate but he does overstate the numbers in automobile accidents by about a fifth but there are distinctions between those deaths and the tens of thousands of deaths expected this year and that we've already achieved this year what's the number that they have out there right now thirty four thousand five hundred seventy five deaths in the United States this year from corona virus so there's a couple things one is contagion and the second is preventive measurement measures the car accident comparison we've heard before president trump actually brought that up at one point it's not the same and let's talk about contagion our excellence are contagious if you want to put car accidents into the same category as a corona virus then you have to imagine that most cars use a shared operating system to control their internal systems and then suddenly one day something might go haywire with the code and the system starts forcing cars to accelerate uncontrollably suddenly we see a lot of deadly accidents and a lot of close calls it would be chaos on the roads and what if then we discovered that the problem could be broadcast over the car's internal wifi networks to other vehicles nearby that would allow the problem for to jump from one car to the next car so we would see places where the problems was what were worse like crowded highways very quickly we would start putting restrictions on when and where you could drive your car we would take the appropriate steps but it's not contagious neither are swimming pool deaths they're not contagious and the fact of the matter is the numbers of deaths from car accidents and swimming they are substantially less than they would be otherwise if it weren't for the for the things that we have put into place to mitigate those damages we have mandated speed limits we have seat belt requirements with all sorts of safety features that are requirements in the manufacturing of cars we stopped making cars out of the equipment that could simply collapse on impact we have fixed those things that are major contributors to the problem is not full proof they're still gonna be car accidents it's still going to happen but we take an action what would it be what the car accidents and fatalities be like if we just let people drive **** nilly we didn't have rules of the road we didn't have speed limits we didn't take all the safety precautions you know that the numbers would be absolutely astronomical so we did what we could do we do things to keep people alive we've done the same thing with swimming pools we put fences up we have areas with that we try to protect people from getting access to swimming pools including people's private homes we also have lifeguards lifeguards are on duty particularly at public pools and these are mandated things these are things that we have required to keep people alive the problem with corona virus is that it's new we don't know what we need to do to keep this in check we don't know that we're gonna have a vaccine yes there's promise on the horizon but we don't know we don't have it today and so what we have to do is to stop it from spreading to try to keep it in check and one of the things that we do is that we limit person to person contact it is a tool we have it is one that we can deploy and it.

Pat Thurston governor Newsom
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04:32 min | 2 years ago

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"Thurston we had gosh a week ago maybe a week and a half ago we had a lovely woman called the station called the show and she was having issues she was having issues with her kitchen sink and that she was she was staying indoors she was sheltering in place and she was concerned because her and sync was stopped up she couldn't use our kitchen sink she needed to use our kitchen sink and she didn't know what to do she was afraid to call a plumber because she didn't want to infect anybody who came into her home and she didn't want to be infected by anybody else who might come into her home and so she was asking what she should do now what we did as a group because that's what kind of what we do here on the show was we all came up with all of all forms of advice for her I haven't heard back from her but I think maybe the things that we recommended worked I suggested that if it was a grease clog that it might have been that she boil water and start boiling water down her drain and there were other people who made suggestions as well some of them included dawn dishwashing liquid and baking soda but you know you start thinking about these things what you do if you are sheltering in place and you need help at what point do you call a professional and when can you do things on your own so we looked around a bit and we have asked Spencer Ferguson to join us for a few minutes here on the program he's the CEO and owner of Mr rooter and he's going to answer some of our questions about plumbing concerns Spencer thank you so much for being with you with us today I appreciate it hi yes I do have a may I appreciate a likewise so I see that your numbers in the five one oh area code but I went to I just Google to Mr rooter they seem to be all over the bay area are are your is your company all around the bay area or you just in the East Bay yes Sir Mr plumbing the franchise to there is a mystery that service yeah that service the the U. S. all locally owned and operated franchises locally so our office we serve the greater Oakland Berkeley area is Albany Berkeley you can you can also read etcetera down Hey word and then to Fremont even as well and we've got franchises that cover every city in the bay area here that will cover any city here yep all right well let's let's do the nitty gritty first so if somebody really has a plumbing issue and they have to call for a plumber it should surely you're considered essential because you know you can't just leave drumming issues to fester and get worse and sometimes your home becomes a livable if you don't case take care of the problem right what do you do to protect the people whose homes you're going into right now in light of the crisis and what should they do in order to protect the plumbers who are coming into their homes yeah appreciate that yeah so you know when this crisis first came you know crashing down upon us we had to figure out what we're gonna do what do we do to keep our employees safe and our police families our customers safe and it's limiting value levels even within our shop of our technicians and managers working here some people it's going to be fine others are you know quite nervous we had to come up with a good plan to be able to make sure that we keep everybody safe some of the biggest things that we've done is keeping things clean writes all about the surface to surface spread of the virus that we want to knock out the along with the social distancing now we gotta get in somebody's home the first thing that we're going to do before I go into the house to the right but latex gloves on vertebrate shoe covers on we're going to put a face covering on before we go in we're gonna talk to a customer Hey can you please help us keep that six foot distance thing even when we have to come into your home okay and once we come into the home before we start any work we disinfect the area we want to do that to keep ourselves safe good after we do our work then will disinfect the area again to keep the customer safe after we've left once we left the job we've completed the job we don't have any paper invoicing everything's electronic so it's off to a tablet we want to collect signatures that people don't want to touch your iPad where they would typically sign with their finger so we've actually went out and purchased a bunch of stylus pens good we keep them in a sanitized back that we don't put our hands into a fist a pen out each time the customer can grab the pen out of a clean bag that had been touched by anybody and they can sign or iPad they could keep that pin number done so kind of you eliminates that touching.

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02:01 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Thurston on KGO eight in and and yeah we of course are talking about covert nineteen and of course we can get back to your telephone calls I don't cut anybody short though and I took David K. Johnston a little bit long so let me give you just a real quick update here at least about the bay area and periodically the stats that I give you may have been updated to date usually these are you know most of the information comes out once a day and so let me just tell you some of what's going on there is Laguna Honda hospital has closed they have a full lock over him clothes because they have a full lock down there were five staff members there who came down sick with corona virus this is a seven hundred and fifty percent facility in San Francisco that serves some of San Francisco's most vulnerable people they the authorities there the officials there say that it's absolutely necessary to contain an outbreak that took place in the facility I'll tell you that the five people who contracted corona virus our staff members they are not the residents the majority of these residents are over sixty five years old the majority of these residents do have serious health conditions there you are these residents are no longer going to be able to reach entered the hospital they will continue to have access to outdoor areas of the campus and this is a this is there were four nurses one worker and environmental services unit it is a stamp is astonishing to me that no patients have tested positive yet but as of Tuesday only fifteen out of seven hundred and fifty patients had been tested for the virus all fifteen tested negative but you know that's not a very good sampling of that number of people who are at risk so let's see what we come back we're gonna check.

Thurston David K. Johnston Laguna Honda hospital San Francisco
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03:42 min | 2 years ago

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"Now more Thurston on KGO exam I got to the phone I want to go to let's see I'm waiting on this then we came over last weekend welcome to KGO and re gay are you with me I don't hear him do it you should we go to rob in San Francisco okay rob hi welcome to KGO hi Pat it's great to hear your voice I haven't listened to KGO much these days since they had the last blood letting people I'm glad yeah the most recent one when they left Brian Copeland go and I'll tell you a lot rob I know I know so yeah it's everything seems so abstract to people I think that that's why they they don't really listen to the advice and they think it's not gonna happen to them because most of us don't know anybody directly that has gotten this and I think people are just going out you know like people instead of just going out like it's a vacation we live close to a couple of playgrounds and a lot of people on nextdoor than complaining about how packing these playgrounds are with kids you know sharing all the services with their little germs and everything and complaining and nobody's getting the message day after day they say well the playground was packed again finally people started to email the mayor and to the people that reckon park and now there's finally a sign up that says the playground it's been closed but it took that over and over again trying to get it into people's heads Hey you gotta listen to the health care experts because this is the real deal yeah it is you're you're absolutely right I think that when you talk with people how many people know somebody who has been diagnosed I know this I know to somebody through somebody you know it's like six degrees to Kevin bacon I'm two degrees from it but I don't know anybody who has been tested positive right now I know famous people and I think that's one of the reasons that the people who are famous people whose names we now I think that's one of the reasons that they're trying to post information about it so that we can say that any person in any walk of life can that can get this thing but I don't think that we have necessarily done a really good job of explaining to people how quickly this can move from person to person help help help fast this can move into something as bad and as deadly as what they've experienced in Italy and and will have private province in China in your mind I think the people are recognizing the real threat that is posed there in the United States and most of the world really hasn't had to make any kind of sacrifices that are close to this we haven't had anything the the memory of the nineteen eighteen flu is gone we don't have any hardly anybody that's alive today they could tell us what that was like we haven't had World War we haven't been asked to do any kind of sacrificing it all that about me me me and now we're trying to stuff the genie back in the bottle and maybe will come out of this a better society for at least a short period of time when we realized that we are all in this together yeah I'm I'm so glad that you called because it really is crucially important people begin to recognize how serious the threat is and I think you're also right that we're not a society that's used to making sacrifices for the greater good and it's time we became familiar with that we'll be right back on KGO two two special.

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04:56 min | 2 years ago

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"Play KGO eight ten once again here's Pat Thurston Thurston Michael lady is in studio with me John robin was just here Schatten everybody up he'll be on a course at six o'clock this evening so we're gonna take your phone calls and you know I kind of want to get right to it is everything you want to say before we take phone calls and what's the biggest misconception you think people have the biggest misconception is is that something that costs less might not be affordable because the truth is Medicare for all cost less than the present system by definition it's affordable because we're paying more already and there was a Yale study that came out just a week or two ago that indicated that and they put a lot of figures together and they said Americans individual Americans will save about twenty five hundred dollars a year on average all right let's go to the phones let's see avis calling from Emeryville aid hi welcome to K. G. O. you're almost like a lady go ahead hi yeah I just wanted to know if the big name off the big hospital is good because I like is a sign of his Kaiser and Sutter health going to be gone and blue shield and I think a lot of us are afraid that it's going to turn into like a county hospital and the way they're always talking about the VA people wait in the hallways and all that so like to see your tries or makes ten million a year all that going to be gone all right Michael no that one of the strengths of Medicare for all system is that it most of the health care services are down by private entities so private nonprofit hospitals like license like Kaiser private physicians and so forth so it is is really in that sense kind of a purple system is publicly financed publicly administered privately delivered the I would I would maybe defend the VA because when it does provide services those services are excellent but I certainly understand folks is desire to have a good mix of of types and that's what that's what Medicare for all access has been an issue with the V. A. especially with all of the PTSD that people have suffered they sometimes had to wait for such a long time which I I know is that is that is a concern that people have as well as a matter of fact let's grab another phone call here because I think that's what Paul wants to talk about Paul in San Francisco hi Paul you're on with Michael lady go ahead a new union negotiated plans I work for the city and county of San Francisco and I'm pretty happy my plan I understand what's your guess as the saying about alternatives however I have two questions one if I have to get for example the replacement what I have to wait longer than I do now after a bit not diagnose and second how timely it is the repayment of better care for all to the bar to the doctors excellent questions thank you you would not have to wait longer for knee replacement we've done quite a bit of research on the impact of different transitions when more people have gotten coverage like when we first started Medicare in nineteen sixty six when we did the affordable Care Act in two thousand ten to fourteen and when we did when the Canadians did Medicare of their own and so each of those expansions of coverage folks who had been getting Kerr got the essential care that they needed there were some nonessential care that was maybe not as prompt but really no one no one suffered any negative consequences corner that research what we also know is that under Medicare for all system doctors will actually have more time to spend with patients more clinical time because they will be hassling with insurance companies and doing all that administrative paperwork what what sometimes people confuse kind of how these other national health care systems do this were were very rich country our system is going to be very well funded perfectly relative to every other country which spends half as much as we do so there's plenty of money in the system to be plenty of time for doctors and we also know that Tom was actually what these national systems are able to do is triage and triage is not the same thing as rational right now we ration based on ability to pay if you can afford it you get it if you can't you might and very often don't get it so what we're able to do is triage but certainly knee replacements and all medical necessary care ordered by your doctor will be delivered in the reimbursements will be more prompt and private insurance first of all because you're not hassling you know to get the care proved initially and then also it's a very straightforward system of we're not we've got set rates we've negotiated does you do the procedure you get paid one thing governments is good at is collected money and issuing checks so we think it will continue eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number eight oh eight oh eight ten we're speaking with Michael Lighty we're taking your questions on Medicare for all we'll be right back you're listening to KGO Thurston on KGO eight to then.

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04:46 min | 2 years ago

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"KGO eight ten once again here's Pat Thurston good afternoon I'm Pat thirty we're talking about the big news today which is that Elizabeth Warren has suspended her campaign to become the democratic nominee for president she has not however endorsed anyone she says she's going to take her time in order to determine it that's a disappointment to Bernie Sanders supporters I she also gave some indication that she thinks that the reason that she didn't progress as well as she should have is because she's a woman yeah I know that one of the problems with burning in the last campaign against Hillary Clinton a part of the issue with him is actually pretty good part of it was that he was ignored so much by the media until very very late in the game the people were responding to Bernie with massive crowds but the media wasn't responding to Bernie did Elizabeth Warren face that same sort of blackout when it comes to the media eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number let's get to Maria she's in Benicia Hey Maria welcome to KGO thanks for taking my call sure yeah I think I think there were more than one factor in her losing the sexism issue was certainly L. I believe a large factor I've spoken with different man and they didn't think she'd be good enough to go up against trump which I wholeheartedly disagreed with although my kids voted for Bernie because they didn't like that Warren had flip flopped on the Medicare for all right I voted for warranty because I just think she's the best person we kind of had to get things done in Washington and also to go up against trump why do you think she did the flip flop in and for people who don't know she had a new plan and the plan was only committed to a series of reforms in the health care system that she was going to act by executive order now it had to do with increasing Medicare but it wasn't Medicare for all and it also had a public option in it which is what many of the the other candidates were also supporting and there were a lot of objections to you know that public option and how viable it would be one thing to change why do you think she didn't support Medicare for all all the way through because I think there was so much slack up against it that she thought she would move on to something more moderate and you know she probably thought whenever I can get three oil would be better than nothing which a lot of people think Bernie's plan is impossible and I I would have been okay with her doing something significant but like I said the younger people they they were all on board with Bernie because he was sticking with a Medicare for all which I would prefer also but I think she was trying to be practical and yeah man she just slept and then that just didn't look bad and then also occur saying asking Bernie which she knew full well she was still might after the debate will using something that you knew yeah definitely I think somebody you know in our campaign came about advice to try to leapfrog ahead but it back fired and it made her a lot not very nice I gave her a pass on that anyway just because I I like what a fighter she is I don't think she has she has the most dynamic you can have the most energy yeah you know it's a shame though that she that she it seems to be that she was the one who was behind the rift between the two of them and that's a shame because I think you know without having to progressive candidates if they were supportive of one another in their policies and if they stayed close and back to one another up which they did initially in the initial debates losing that meant a lot to people and if they blame Elizabeth Warren before that loss that may be one of the contributing factors eighty eighty eight tennis the telephone over more of your phone calls coming up eight oh eight oh eight ten you're listening to KGO their stamp on KGO eight ten.

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05:39 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"I'm Pat Thurston well in light of the corona virus I know that I have mentioned previously the the Spanish flu pandemic from nineteen eighteen how awful that was had deadly that was and we've made some comparisons although there are no real comparisons to make yet in my mind because there's so much we don't know we don't know how this is going to go Kenneth C. Davis is on the line with us you know can he's on the program a number of times he's not just an historian he's an amazing author and they just so happen to have written a book not long ago and the book is called more deadly than war the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War and because right now corona viruses on our minds and we are watching how this is going to end up affecting not only us but virtually every country in the world I thought to be a good idea to talk with Ken about the Spanish flu in the lessons we might be able to learn from that Ken thanks for being with us today thank you Pat it's always a pleasure to be with you and the first thing I want to say before anything else because I've heard it already when people come on the radio or talk about this this virus or past pandemics is that where fear mongering and I just want to make it very clear that when we talk about the lessons of the past and we look at history and what we can learn from it it's the opposite of fear mongering we are trying to take the lessons of history and make something valuable and useful of it that may in fact save some lives so I think that's a really important point to get out there up front before you know I get that kind of reaction of your did you know he just out there trying to scare us to sell books no I am I want you should be scared not panicked but you know healthy fear and this is a serious health issue that is global assets the Spanish flu pandemic was in nineteen eighteen and there are a lot of things we do know and we can do I want to say that I was looking up some data on this because you and I talked about the Spanish flu in the past and years ago I had the chance to talk with one of the virus hunters his name was Johan Hultin he has since passed he was old when I talked to him but he was one of the virus hunters who investigated the Spanish flu and he told me an awful lot of information he's the guy who dug up the body of that girl in Alaska the frozen tundra of Alaska and he was able to actually extract virus from her body that they could use to study and there were a number of things he told me one of the things he told me was one of the things that made it such an odd and prolific flu was the people that it affected normally the mortality is pretty much limited to the very young and to the very old and in this case it healthy young men the rate among healthy young man I had skyrocketed in comparison to any other influenza is that what you have you understand it too absolutely and and that's what was strange and unusual about this from the beginning before they even understood it was influenza that separation steps at the table here a little bit Pat but you're absolutely right it was killing especially young men who were going into the army bases in early nineteen eighteen that had been set up around the country more than thirty content once they were called they were the equivalent of boot camp as we would call today and the United States in nineteen seventeen when it declared war in in Europe against Germany had no army of spies technically I mean there are hundred thousand soldiers overnight they need a million soldiers right away so they set up these camps and in the spring of nineteen eighteen hundreds of thousands of young men were forced into camps crowded Barrick I can't some times and unbeknownst to them this virus happened was making its rounds so it appears first in an army base in Kansas soon spreads to other army camps and it's just as you said it was affecting these otherwise healthy young men and they were drowning in their own body fluids they were choking turning blue in fact called it the purple death at first because the Spanish flu name wouldn't come until much later so there was a lot of mystery about this thing that was suddenly killing young men who were then getting on to trains troop trains and going to ports and getting out to ships and being shipped to Europe by the hundreds of thousands one million young American soldiers doughboys as they were called landed in France and you can almost watch the the spread of the contagion in the spring of nineteen eighteen from the port in France where these U. S. soldiers are landing it didn't originate in the United States we know that we still don't know where it actually came from but certainly the fact that these young men were then going off to war when there were supply ships going around the country and people were getting on trains and moving from one army base to another and ships were going into ports to take supplies is what spread this was the first global war and so the globalization of the war help spread the globalization of Spanish flu which eventually killed between fifty and a hundred million people worldwide in about a year's time six hundred and seventy.

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03:32 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Now more Thurston on KGO eight ten the house managers are almost over with the time that they have to present their arguments in search of the subpoenas that would require a documents to be released so Lofgren has taken the lead on most of that and what was being requested of by of senator Schumer when he out he put this amendment and that he wanted this amendment to the house rules they want from the White House they want documents about trump's conversations with as the landscape records about concerns raised by NSC officials from the Pentagon they wanted documented memos about the unexpected freeze ordered by trump last summer the freeze of the military aid to Ukraine the O. M. B. that's the office of management and budget they want to documents and emails about the internal scramble to implementing justified that freeze from the state department they want text messages and emails exchanged by trump appointees including the secretary of state Pompeii about any efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government and from the energy department documents about then energy secretary Rick Perry's contacts with Ukrainian officials in his communication with other trump appointees about Ukraine eighty eighty eight ten is the telephone number eight OO eight OO eight ten let's go to bill he's calling from San Francisco Hey bill welcome to KGO yeah hi you know what yeah you know what this Republican of saying is that like is like the old G8 trial people you know the the common sense people or you know the old tree did the crime but he's innocent according to the courts okay so like let's see he doesn't get impeached the Democrats have stolen the grassroots showing show that why it is a crime because it what it is a surprise let's see if I work for Lynn county F. I. O. C. I'm not clinical approve your project unless you become third on the limit god is trying to be you know like of be elected official done I'm going for like to the department planning I mean I can see why people don't see that I was disappointed it partly by the articles of impeachment that that the house decided on I was disappointed that they didn't use language that was more specific that did make reference to crimes bill I wish that they had said something like it was a kin to solicitation of a bribe because bribery and trees and are part of what the constitution specifically lays out and it would put the lie to the argument that's being presented by Alan Dershowitz so I think they should have said that or they could have said it involved extortion that it was an extortionist attempt they didn't do that and I think it's biting him in the **** right now we'll be back this is KGO San Francisco I'm Paul Rodgers and Acadia news room will have a network update on the trump impeachment trial in just a moment also San Francisco police say the number of violent crimes is down uber is testing a new feature that allows some drivers in California to set their own fares test **** denying claims that its cars can accelerate on their own rain spreading over the bay area this afternoon details on those stories and more with Pat Thurston's straight ahead on KGO it's one thirty special report trump impeachment trial is long past time we start this so we can end this ridiculous.

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05:32 min | 2 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Your podcasts. now more Thurston on KGO eight ten. Thursday and later on in the program I have a two pairs of tickets were gonna give away to the horn blower horn blower cruises it's gonna happen I don't know exactly when but I'll give away one pair at a time of tickets so just keep listening you know a lot happened after I left the program yesterday got off the air at three o'clock drove home on even on my way home it just seemed like there were things that were already going on there were text messages that were released and that may be the biggest story that happened these are provided as part of Kurt Volker is testimony before the intelligence committee you member Kurt Volker quit his position he quit his position he was an I don't I can I forget what his title was an attache he was he was with the foreign service working in Ukraine any could his job because the the secretary of state Mike Pompeii had said that he wasn't allowed these people to testify before Congress and he didn't want that to happen he could his job which freed him up now you know what I'm putting words into his mouth and I wanna be fair we have assumed a lot of the people the punditry of assume that that's why he left he may not have and I'm not sure he revealed to the committees that he appeared before I'm not sure if he revealed to them why he decided to quit but he did quit which freed him up to go to the Congress and to go ahead and testify and not have to be bound by the decisions of the secretary of state in that process he provided these text messages and they are damning evidence again against the president of the United States I mean come on this stuff is coming from all over the place right now it's all coming in there are people there courageous people in government service were standing up and talking about the things that they believe are corrupt that are happening with in this administration additionally you know the inspector general so I was talking with mark by the IC IG and we. both love that title he's testifying right now before the intelligence cases behind closed doors that is the intelligence community inspector general he is the one who investigated the whistle blower complaint that got us all started on this and resulted in Nancy Pelosi announcing that a serious official impeachment inquiry was now under way but the inspector general for the IRS is now also investigating because there are claims that there are people who are interfering with the required process for the IRS to do automatic audits of the president and vice presidents taxes each year so this is a you know this is big and the things that are breaking are really really really really big okay back to the text messages what these messages they involve a number of different people but what they show is an ongoing effort by the secretary of state and mostly by Rudy guiliani to investigate will respond and to investigate the twenty sixteen election at one point a highly respected career foreign service officer questions if it's okay to be demanding this in exchange for the country's security. this as a matter fact I I say highly respected career foreign service officer he is actually the shop I want to say so shar J. to fair but mark Thompson tells me its charge d'affaires I don't know why we have to use the French word but anyway he is the senior officer the senior state department the senior foreign service officer in Ukraine for the United States and he questioned whether this was appropriate it was it when he was uncomfortable with demanding of these investigations in exchange for the country Ukraine's security the diplomats were pressing to have president Zelinsky commit in writing that he was investigating these two areas and to have an admit that it was Ukrainian not Russia who was behind the interference in the twenty sixteen election and they were trying to benefit Hillary Clinton they wanted to have that in writing they wanted to have a written statement that they could look at that I mean I guess maybe they figured they could go back to you if he didn't make those statements public before he made a statement they wanted to see if they wanted to see it in writing and then they wanted to fix that they wanted to correct that they didn't think it was good enough they wanted to include these other things Zelinsky was not comfortable with that initially it was a White House invitation that was being dangled that okay once we get this down once you make this statement then you'll get your invitation to the White House but then it got tougher and eventually became the aid money the aid money that we've been discussing so much at some of the conversations involved Gordan Sunderland he's the US ambassador to the European Union you know what I'm running really really late and I forgot that I was in a short segment so let me take a break here we'll come back and let me tell you just a little bit more about that will open up our phone lines to eighty eighty eight ten and let's check it out I'm Pat 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09:04 min | 3 years ago

"thurston" Discussed on KGO 810

"Thurston odd. K G O eight ten. Good evening. I'm Pat Thurston. Listen, I wanna talk to you about the people who are entering a congress right now, the Democrats who are entering congress. Yeah. You have all these a whole slew of people a lot of them were women who are elected during the midterms. You saw them wearing white at the state of the union speech that was made by President Trump. So we've seen them, and there's a lot of stuff between trash that's being thrown toward these individuals. Most of them young they're very very young. And they're idealistic. They have a lot of ideas. And so they're being called a lot of names. Of course, they're inexperienced as being assaulted. And they are inexperienced he's not seasoned politicians and for some of them. It's the reason perhaps that they were elected, but they are people who've been very active in politics, and there are people who have been very active in pushing a certain kind of politics. So now, they're being called, socialists. Even though they're not socialists, most of them who identify with that moniker at all. Identify democratic socialists. But the big issue that people are attacking right now, especially people on the right has to do with how radical they are Donald Trump uses the term radical with them all the time. How radical they are particularly when they talk about taxing the rich. Well, David Leonhardt wrote a column recently in the New York Times. And if you don't know him, I'm sorry. It was was it the times. Yeah. Was the New York Times if you don't know David Leonhardt, he's a former Washington bureau chief for the times, he was the founding editor of the upshot any one the twenty eleven Pulitzer prize for commentary for columns that he wrote on the financial crisis. So he begins his article here, I'm going to actually read this portion to you because it's important artists. Goshen. He says imagine for a moment that a presidential candidate made this speech, my fellow Americans. I'm here today to tell you about my economic plan each year, I will require every. Middle class family across this great country to write a check we will then pull the money and distributed to the richest Americans among us, the top one percent of earners who because of their talent virtue and success deserve even more money. The exact size of the checks will depend on a families income, but a typical middle class household will hand over fifteen thousand dollars each year this plan, I promise all of you will create the greatest version of America that has ever existed. Imagine that a presidential candidate made that speech, you'd probably consider that proposal pretty radical, wouldn't you politically crazy destructive. Well, those are the actual changes that have taken place in the American economy since the nineteen seventies economic output, which is what we call the GDP economic output output per person. Has almost doubled over that period since the nineteen seventies almost doubled. But the bulk of the bounty from that has flowed to the very very rich. The middle class has received relative crumbs if middle-class pay had increased as fast as the economic growth, the average middle class family today would earn about fifteen thousand dollars a year more than it does. And that's after taxes and benefits instead that middle class family, effectively forfeits the money to the rich year after year after year because the money's there. The economy has grown the growth has not gone to the people who are largely creating that growth. This is an extreme redistribution of income upward. There are a number of causes for their number of causes for it, but government policy plays a very crucial role tax rates on the wealthy have fallen dramatically. Labor unions have been undermined big companies have been allowed to just keep growing bigger and bigger and more powerful and more powerful. And you know what? And this is an important part of this as well. The United States of America has lost its lead as the most educated country in the world, we used to be the most educated country in the world. We are no longer. We are number six. It goes Canada, Japan, Israel, Korea, the UK the United States. Australia finland. Norway luxembourg. More often than not over the past forty years. Our government has helped the rich at the expense of every body else. This is big because if you look at history sort of in its entirety. The main reason that societies have declined is domination by a narrow elite that if organized society for their own benefit at the expense of the vast mass of people I didn't write that that was written by scholars Darren Asimov, Lou and James Robinson. And I'm going to repeat it. The main reason societies decline is the determination by a narrow elite that have organized society for their own benefit at the expense of the vast mass of people these scholars wrote a book called why nations fail. These are very important trends that are taking place that have been taking place over the last forty years. It wasn't like this in America before this is a huge change. It's almost like a one eighty that. Our country has undertaken though, it has taken about forty years for this to happen and more is coming. So you need to keep all of that in mind when you hear people critics of these new people in congress or journalists because journalists are doing it to they described the economic proposals of democratic presidential candidates and the New Democrats in in the house of representatives. They call these proposals radical. They're not radical not for the most part the proposals our efforts to undo some of the extreme economic changes of the recent decades and to ensure that most American workers not the narrow elite that we talked about before. But most American workers fully benefit from economic growth who can really argue with that the only people who would argue with that is the narrow elite and yet they're winning. They're getting their way on this. You know, our country is divided sharply divided on certain issues. You know, obviously when we talk about abortion and immigration, we're sharply divided on this. But when you look at a discussion of higher taxes on the wealthy higher taxes on corporations, more education funding and expanded government health insurance. There are clear majorities that support. Those things clear majorities. And it is I think we have to make abundantly clear that Americans don't resent success. None of us resent success. We applaud people who are successful individual. We want them to succeed. But by God, we do resent not receiving our fair share of economic growth, and we resent it as we should resent itself. Some Democrats have begun pushing for for example, a wealth tax the wealth taxes to reverse the upward redistribution of the last forty years. Elizabeth Warren has proposed an annual two or three percent tax on large fortunes. Bernie sanders. Has proposed a big increase in the inheritance tax now, these well taxes people are saying these are very very radical. You're just trying to tax wealthy people because they're successful. And they got their wealth. These are classic examples of policies that are less radical than what their opponents are claiming because you know, what do you know, who already pays a wealth tax middle class Americans. But they call it prop. Pretty tax. Yeah. Every year homeowners pay a percentage of the value of their house in tax and a house to most Americans is the biggest asset that people own the biggest asset most families on the biggest asset they are likely ever to own. And it is taxed it is their wealth. So if middle class families can pay an annual tax on their main source of wealth.

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