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"todd willie" Discussed on KPCC
"You're making popular on the I don't know why people are holding it on in a factory in Maine workers hostel from machine to machine producing toilet paper white gold how sudden demand creates challenges and opportunities for one business on the next morning edition from NPR news weekday mornings on ninety nine point three KPCC this is one A. I'm Todd's Willie can Washington president trump has made many statements about when he wants to re open the economy but its governors who decide when to order people to stay home and went to shut down a local business and its governors who decide when it's time to open them back up again and some states have been hit harder than others like Washington state New York Michigan California and Colorado Colorado's first coronavirus case was a skier on vacation now it has at least twenty six hundred confirmed cases and at least fifty deaths it was one of the first states to have a drive through testing site and now a biotech company in the ski town of telluride in southwestern Colorado is working on testing all eight thousand residents for the specific covert nineteen antibody governor Jr Polish joins us now from boulder Colorado to talk more about what his state is doing to fight coronavirus governor welcome service supposedly army which was under better circumstances so do I governor but it is good to talk to you you issued a stay at home order in Colorado last week people can go to a central stores they can help others they can work in essential industries but other than that they're supposed to stay home our people complying with its compliance look like in Colorado you know by and large people and know that they need to do this is a very blunt instrument I mean this is really you know horrific to prevent people from being able to earn a living when they need to better really is the only way in the short term to be able to really make a difference on slowing the spread with over twenty six hundred people identified with code nineteen in Colorado thousands and thousands more that have not been identified because frankly what we tell people to show the symptoms are just stay at home well you don't need to go undetected a task that you don't need medical attention you need to just stay at home a lot of governors have seemingly struggled with the decision of whether to have a state wide stay at home order some of bin later than others take me inside that decision a little bit of course it's a blunt tool coronavirus is extremely dangerous I know it's risk benefit these decisions always are why why have some governors do you think prevarication while others have gone out early well it's a very it's a very difficult thing to do because it basically means you're preventing most people from being able to earn a paycheck that they need to support themselves one thing they gave me a lot of confidence was doing the federal government activists and everybody twelve hundred dollars per person five hundred dollars per family the people who are living paycheck to paycheck that's really that's really a life preserver governor we had some officials from crested Butte on the show a couple of weeks ago for listeners who don't remember crested Butte is a little ski town in Gunnison county now they were worried about a corona virus spread in their area I think at the time they had nineteen cases in a tiny town they shut things down pretty early but the mayor pro tem of crested Butte a guy name will be Jarden told us that their county had some critical needs listen one we're trying to get a twelve patient critical care mash type unit R. for Gunnison and then we are also trying to get a disaster medical assistance team for the six county western region we've put that asked out to are you know elected officials to at the state level and the federal level and we're basically being told that you're like way down on the list and we're sorry it might not be happening so we're just trying to get the word out that we do need help because we know that the cases are rising so we're doing our best to stay positive and look out for each other but we do need some serious help here from the feds as soon as possible a governor has that eight or something similar gone to crested Butte Gunnison county and the surrounding counties in the in the western part of your state well no surprise we really nexus a hot spot for the virus in our state our many of our world class ski resorts and and taking a needle in Summit County in Gunnison county the tourists are all gone and so thankfully because we have the extra capacity of those hospitals they haven't yet reached their peak capacity meaning they normally serve a population three or four times the current population of those counties because the tourists are all gone so they have extra capacity unlike a hospital in New York or Denver or Milwaukee or Chicago which doesn't have normally they're going to be at ninety nine ninety to ninety five percent capacity on a normal day forget about Copa ninety now how is hospital capacity in Denver right now also former Holden rubber hole you know we're we're we have enough reporter forty people across the state in hospital beds right but what you see with this virus is a lag between when you get it when and when you get hospital would need to be hospitalized its proper spot for five days from exposure to a symptom and then we're fine it's about an eight day average from symptoms the hospitalization so it's really a a trailing indicator so we're not going to see this decrease from the stay at home order for another week in our state we're now seeing a decrease in the rate of the increase because we close bars and restaurants well over a week ago so we're we've gone from a doubling every one and a half to two days to doubling every five days no you might call that progress but doubling every five days is still a very scary process prospect is faster than we can build hospital beds are expected passively which is why we're very hopeful to stay at home opener will reduce that even further now I want to ask you a little bit more about your stay at home order which right now expires April eleventh right yes are you gonna have to go beyond that well it's quite likely and now we're going to base that decision on the science of the data the president said April thirtieth we're certainly looking at a broad range of information but the truth is we simply don't know what it's doing yeah because of that twelve they lack that you would need a few days of data to see how long how long we need to do it how well it's working and we know that we need to take whatever steps we can to allow people to living as soon as we care so without jeopardizing the lives of such fine balancing act knowing full well that we can't we don't want to have tens of thousands of lives lost to Colorado billions in the country at the same time we want people to be able to support themselves and go to work and be productive as soon as possible in a safe way I mean what what I said is economic productivity is not the enemy here it's physical proximity to the extent that we can be productive and supporter cells without having to be near each other of course many people are telecommuting or working and that's obviously what a great way of doing it but you can't do that for every job that's what we need to figure out in coming weeks now governor you mentioned is sort of the race here see if you can flatten the curve enough that hospital capacity in a big city like Denver doesn't get overwhelmed we've seen images from other big cities building field hospitals putting thousand at hospitals in convention centers do you have those plans in Denver in case demand starts to rise past at the number of beds you have yes we have the army corps of engineers here for about a week already helped build hospital capacity at the National Guard helping with our drive through testing facilities and logistics around them but we are planning and moving in the operational phase of expanding the bed capacity working with our major hospitals as we speak the governor at work in it after I let you go in a few minutes we're going to talk about the national rifle association now they have sued and some states to keep gun shops open and to keep gun shops ruled essential businesses we got this question from a constituent of your S. from Claudia in green mountain falls Colorado who wants to ask the governor why are gun shops classified as essential in this crisis are you afraid of outraging gun owners because that scares the hell out of me that's what Claudia says well you know we want to do is make sure as many people comply with state almost possible that means ensuring public confidence there was a brief time on one of our cities tried to say they were closing liquor stores the next day and everybody rushed out to liquor stores creating the very public health problem we were trying to avoid as long as we can keep it orderly and honor spacing those kinds of stores are find operate intact marijuana dispensaries are also open in Colorado because the well the last thing we want to do is create a kind of panic situation we want to make sure that people have what they need to stay at home go out only for the necessities and we're saying it's not a contest to see how much you can avoid staying at home and get around the edges of the order it's a contest to honor the spirit of the order which is to stay at home at all times and lex unless absolutely necessary a lot of people have speculated the governors like you that have a lot of gun owners in your state also just you have a lot of priorities right now and you have a lot of headaches angry gun owners and the NRA is not one that you necessarily want right now did that enter into the decision well it is a public health issue I mean it is this whole idiot but you know obviously guns don't work against the virus needed as liquor neither is marijuana there's nothing to do with that it has to trying to ensure public confidence and increasing compliance was stay at home by doing that so that's it yeah I guess you're gonna have to look at the social aspects of any society but it was an easy call in in our state that those things are gonna be up with people of a quite upset because something like liquor stores many people the chemical dependency alcohol I mean you're gonna have a lot of problems on your hand if you deal with that they need to address their addiction but dishes it's separate from the public health issue Copa ninety so we want to instill public confidence of course guns are part.
"todd willie" Discussed on 1A
"A. I'm Todd Willie Broadcasting from WBZ H. M. in Birmingham Alabama. I have stood for one. Jefferson Davis stood and a lot of people. It is very appropriate from this cradle of comparison. This part of the Anglo Saxon south land in the dust and I say segregation now. Tamara and Sarah Gatien for George Wallace. During his inauguration as governor of Alabama in one thousand nine hundred sixty three that very year George Wallace tried to stop the integration of the University of Alabama and. He tried to stop it himself. George Wallace famously stood in the doorway foster auditorium on the school's campus to block two black students. Vivian Malone and James Hood from entering despite this history wallace. His name still appears on buildings all across Alabama including the Bell Wallace Gymnasium on the University of Alabama campus. Right here in Birmingham later. We're going to talk about Wallace's influence on shaping American populism and how his legacy has reverberated across all of America. Not just in the south but first we start here at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where some students say. They don't agree with having a building named for George Wallace on their campus. Here to talk with us about George. Wallace's legacy is a current student organizer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Sri Apocryphal Shrill. Welcome to one A. Thank you so much. You're having talk a little bit about the controversy around the building. I mentioned the Bell Wallace Gymnasium on the grounds of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. So like you said. It's building is named after George Wallace. Who is famous segregationist This building isn't widely used for classes currently but it's still very visible on campus and is very much a s students enter the campus for the first time as their touring is something that comes up often or the freshman year on campus. They noticed this building and they ask. Why is there a building named after segregationist on campus as diverse and promisingly inclusive as? Uab is and so. This is a conversation that continuously comes up to him. You say you say it comes up a lot. It's not it's not one or two people knocking on the door of the student union. I mean it comes up a lot among students. What do they what do they say when they say why George Wallace? Why does it say that they primarily start with our student body aside diverse and UAB claims to be very diverse and inclusive university from having programs centered around diversity departments around diversity inclusion and so having this building named after George Wallace does doesn't align with what the university claims to promote well? There's another building on campus named for Lister Hill. Who is a congressman from the fifties and sixties? Who signed the southern manifesto vowing to oppose integration of public places? Have there been any moves if not to change these names to acknowledge the segregation that these politicians espoused. What's it looked like on campus? So there's no movement around Lister Hill currently but there's a wider went around George Wallace and I'm part of a student Coalition called students for justice in Birmingham along with other three other student activists and we are working to implement human rights trail on campus. That would mark fourteen different locations on campus. Where historical civil rights movement situations occurred from Integrating UAB to the funerals of the three of the four girls who were murdered and that Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and we hope to place marker at the George Wallace building saying the holistic story of George Wallace from saying that he donated a lot of money to ABC kind of made the university what it is today by donating lots of money and furthering its medical enterprise in everything but also acknowledging that he was a segregationist and would not have agreed with a majority of the students population just for because of who they are. So what you're talking about is an effort from the perspective of you and your allies to tell the full story of George Wallace. Not just you see buildings named after someone you assume. That must've been a grand person. Who was great for my state or the state where I go to school you. You're not talking about scrubbing that. Name in Alabama. You're talking about a a fuller story so my the student group I'm part of we are working on the markers while we stand in support with removing the name. That's not the initiative that we're currently working on ourselves but we support the effort to remove the name. We got this voice mail from a listener. Who grew up in Alabama when George Wallace was governor? And here's what they had to say about. The buildings that are still named for him across the state today. Problems born and raised in Alabama in the fifties and sixties and I was there during all of that. The integration of the University and George Wallace being voted in and then his accident so I don't see a problem with those buildings being named after him because he apologized publicly to the African American. Well is black then community. Sure what do you think about what Laura has to say? That George Wallace apologized to the black community in Alabama that he had something of an emotional reckoning and Tried to make amends in front of the Public. And so that that is part of his legacy. That story is being told and so that keeping the names of the buildings is part of that. And that it's okay. Well I'm not blacks. I can't speak to the black experience or the perceptions that black people may have. It's his apology. But from my experience and from the many conversations I've had with black students and students have other marshals backgrounds on campus students primarily. See His name being on the building as a threat or makes it very uncomfortable for students to enter campus even though he apologized to the community in his later years. That wasn't his later. Years and that apology doesn't absolve everything he did when he was governor when he was making these very harmful remarks that really damaged and terrorized a lot of people or lead to the continuing continuation terrorisation. So I personally don't believe that a apology. Near the end of his life totally absolves him everything he said before And I don't know if he had from my personal experience from what I've read about him in everything I don't know if he did enough work in the leader Lee years of his life to make up sort of what he had said earlier so sure whether or not the names of the buildings come off or whether or not there are plaques or or a more fulsome telling of George Wallace story around campus. Do you feel that at the very least your activism in that of your? Your colleagues has fostered a broader conversation among campaigner students. Talking about it among each other our white students talking about its students who are from Alabama. Who maybe it's possible before they got to. The university never heard anyone say critical word about George Wallace. I would hope so Do you think it's happening? I think it is. I think our work. We've been keeping it under wraps for a long time because we've been trying to figure out finances and funding and things of that nature when we started becoming bar public about her work and talking to more students about it. We've received very very positive feedback and a lot of suggestions on what we should include next on such as including the names of the native American communities that used to reside on ABC's land before it was occupied by white settlers. So we've received a lot of great feedback from Black White Asian students Hispanic students and so I hope to continue receiving that in the future and breeding conversation on campus and continuous initiative to not only include the markers but also programs and other implementation campus. I would continue the conversation. And what about those history professors they encouraging you as? Well yes yes. Faculty Advisory Board and. They've been extremely extremely supportive and encouraging of that's good to hear a stray. Apocryphal is a student activist on the campus. Of the University of Alabama. At Birmingham there are buildings and plaques all over the campus commemorating former governor George C Wallace segregationist governor of the civil rights era who proclaimed segregation now segregation forever. Trae I wanNA thank you for broadening the conversation to us. Thank you for me. Well coming up. We're going to ask some new voices. Continue the conversation about the legacy of George Wallace in what it means in.
"todd willie" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Thought should have been nominated but wasn't comment on our Facebook page you can tweet us at one eight our email address one a a W. M. U. dot org April your reaction to this year's Oscar nominations writ large sure my reaction was disappointed but not surprising as you mentioned the the academy of motion pictures arts and sciences the folks who run the Oscars committed to doubling the number of people of color and double it doubling the number of women within its ranks by this year twenty twenty the hit their mark with respect to people of color going from eight to sixteen percent but clearly this is woefully short as compared to the demographics of this country where people of color a closer to thirty nine percent and unfortunately the economy with woefully short with respect to women going from just twenty five percent to thirty two percent when women represent almost half for a little bit more than half of the population in this country so if you Kerry the one thing to me is still eighty four percent white and sixty eight percent male and what I think your listeners really need to know is that academy members are not required to view the films and performances before the vote which means that they can base their vote on anything their favorite actor actress or director something that they just on one of the trade journals or just whatever they were feeling that particular day but not based on the performance for politics I mean they get lobbied for these votes to absolutely it it also depends on whether they've actually seen the film and gotten the screeners from beat the studios right and so if we know that's the case then what we're really talking about with respect to the academy and other award shows because it's not just the Oscars but it's a popularity contest a month older white men Stephen your reaction to the academy to the nominee supporting about the fact that they're not required to watch the movies and one of the problems with this year's race with a there's a very narrow window in the world season unit usually lasts forever and people complain and so that he can be tried to tighten the time frame and what I've heard from a lot of the cabin and if if we just didn't have time to see everything so what happens is take pictures and the one for the huge marketing coast which means basically the studio films and the Netflix movies they get free because they're the top the pod people close to them and people say well I I haven't seen once upon a time in America with the Irishman or marry story I should more independent films did that not hearing about they go to the bottom of the pile so you see the extorted from like honey boy from Amazon and people haven't seen it and if they do see it there actually seeing the wrong circumstances because these difficult and demanding films on easy to what's on television screen even if you do call Pigneau DVD it's very hard to stick with them and in the case of honey boy which I thought was absolutely terrific film I had reluctance to see it because in my job there's so many films I have to see you go through screening off the screening of the screening and if something isn't getting the right but also the right proportions you don't see the fact if only because the head of our local studio called me and said I will sit with you to watch this than I did and is probably my favorite film of the year if you think that the Americans across the country sometimes but when they're uninformed who knew how much it happens in the academy when people are voting on the Oscars Kevin agrees with you Stephen Kevin says the Academy Awards are less a measurement of outstanding performance more a measurement a successful studio marketing campaigns hunter Harris why are people upset about this year's nominees in particular I mean last year you had Black Panther you had if Beale street could talk in black Klansmen all up for awards all great films what happened this year I think this year you know the disconnect between what viewers are seeing and really responding to an audience are really loving and what the economy is choosing to honor or not honor is especially stark there were so many movies this year directed by women directed by people of color like honey boy it like the for well lake hustlers movies that you know people really cared about and responded to that just did not see nominations when they were announced and so I think you know that the fact that the studios the studios are making more of an effort to empower women and how are people of color as artists but at the same time the economy is really we're not seeing that response rate large is you know disappointing also discarding April let's talk about the time it takes Margaret says this it's gonna take time because movies are expensive money is often given to people who have a proven track record of success who can make money and have been around a long enough time and most of those people most often are white men now you started Oscar so white the hash tag five years ago essentially calling out the academy for excluding films by directors of color with actors of color given Margaret's point she says this just takes time because people this is a business they want to make money films are expensive what about that five years how fast is it changing or is it changing it's not changing fast enough and I think we need to take this into a broader context it's not just the five years since I created Oscar so went in twenty fifteen the economy is over ninety years old and the issues are not new I stand on the shoulders of Sydney park PA and only back to Hattie McDaniel you know it just so happened that the Oscar so white hash tag took off in twenty fifteen but I was not saying anything that has not been set for decades so yes finally the light is switched on and the bugs have now scattered but want wonder is in fact how much intention is being put into who is telling the stories and who is if stories are being polled because things can happen a lot faster when the gate keepers have a financial motivation to make change April this is so true and you know if you look at television television who move much more quickly the film business and their two reasons for this one is he soon developed over a long long period of time listen to get made the scripts have been around for seven years mole the people been pushing them have been doing that for several years so the low budget films the being developed by women by people call it often actually takes half for you to get off the ground television it make much more quickly the second factor is television come of the huge pressure from the advertisers and the advertisers needs to reach all demographics so when did not you know Kellogg's and and the disco and and the car manufacturers the real thing you would not any trading discordance move quickly those two factors have been the TV has seen solve more movement in the film business hunter Michael says this it's interesting if companies don't back scripts written by and performed by women and people of color there will be very little of it in the awards in other words they're not in the pipeline the awards are limited to who's eligible this isn't about the Oscars this is about the industry and which scripts get green lighted I mean I think we hear that all the time that if you know people are making movies by artists that are under represented that how can he be nominated but at the same time I mean this year specifically I think the outcry was pretty swift and harsh because there were so many movies record by women there were so many movies directed by people of color directed by international directors that you know worst such quality but at the same time it just wasn't reflected and I think part of the you know to April's point change could happen much faster and I think it's important to note that as we talk about diversifying the academy and inviting more people and bring in more voices to thank the award sort of machine it does happen by it you know like the branches of the academy itself like the you know Archerd brick director producers you know all of these we need to reach parity in all of these individuals are of categories and not just like it's not simply a matter of overall inviting a lot of people in the economy but making sure that the specific categories are reflective of of their own industries in their own communities well we spoke to the academy they gave us some numbers around their diversity efforts the academy says in twenty nineteen their incoming membership class was fifty percent women twenty nine percent people of color they also said that in every year since twenty sixteen the number of women nominated has doubled that's according to the academy we're gonna talk a lot more about this and talk about some of the films out there that could have maybe should have been nominated April rain creator of Oscar so white is here Stephen Galloway with The Hollywood Reporter and hunter Harris of New York magazine I'm Todd's Willie stay close 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"todd willie" Discussed on 1A
"This is one A.. I'm Todd Willie Can Washington this week. President Trump's legal team gave their pitch for why impeachment is dangerous step in the wrong direction for the country for the Senate while for all of us but as that was happening the manuscript of a tell all book from former National Security Adviser John Bolton leak to the New York Times and the revelations in it have lent in urgency to the debate over whether to allow witnesses at the president's impeachment trial. Let's bring some guests now to break this down for us. Elizabeth Wydra draft is an attorney and President of the Constitutional Accountability Center a progressive think tank based in Washington. DC Elizabeth great to have you. Thanks for having me Todd. Brett tolman is here. He's a former. US Attorney for the District of Utah and he worked as counsel in the Senate Judiciary Committee under Republican Committee. Chairman Orrin Hatch also of UTAH. Aw He joins us from. Ku Er in Salt Lake City breath. Thanks for being here. Thank you and John Gans is here. He was former speech writer at the Pentagon up until twenty seventeen eighteen. He's also the author of White House. Warriors have the National Security Council transformed the American way of war it he joins us from. WHYY IN PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA. John Welcome to one A.. Thanks for having me Elizabeth. I want you to respond to somebody who made a lot of headlines. This Week Alan Dershowitz Famous Criminal Attorney Attorney Alan Dershowitz who made his argument his constitutional defense for the president on the Senate floor. Here's part of what he said. If a president any president don't were to have done with the Times reported about the context of the Bolton manuscript that would not constitute an impeachable the offense let me repeat nothing in the Bolton revelations even if true would rise to the level of of an abusive power or an impeachable offense that is clear from the history that is clear from the language of the Constitution Constitution. You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using words like quid. Pro Quo Oh and personal benefit Elizabeth wider. What's your take on this argument? That abusive power isn't a crime in that it's such a vague term that it would be dangerous to have a Senate or to have a house that could impeach president based based on such a such a vague concept is abuse of power. I mean Alan Dershowitz I I. It's really a remarkable argument. It's a remarkable argument to hear from someone who At least east in the past has stellar reputation. It's remarkable here on the Senate floor. In defense of the president. Abuse of power is not vague. It's been a common law. Crime throughout history. It was listed by Alexander Hamilton in federalist sixty five. As a reason why you might impeach president. He talked about out abuses or violations of the public trust. And it's clear that certainly it's up to the Senate to decide whether or not this impeachable conduct. It was impeachable. It was impeached by the House. Rises to the level of removal for the president. But to say that it's not in the history or Supported by constitutional text. I don't know what history he's reading or what constitutional text. He's he's reading because I've read it and I think he's absolutely the and thoroughly wrong and I think frankly even as he acknowledged himself Alan Dershowitz of like twenty years ago. Thought he was wrong. So it's really a breathtaking argument argument and one that I think that not only American people as a matter of common sense. No is wrong. It's something that scholars as a matter of constitutional sense no is wrong and frankly I think the people watching around the world know as wrong Brett. What's your take on this especially given your history as chief counsel from the Senate Judiciary Committee you for such well-known Senator Orrin Hatch well breathtaking to me is that you have folks that consistently the attempt to speak for all of America and all of America just doesn't buy Switz- is arguments or all of America? It just is in awe at the fact that the Republicans are taking the positions. They're at what do you think you know and I look at that. I go look first of all. The country is is divided. It's divided very evenly. And we've been that way for for many many years and I look at what has occurred in this situation and I say hey you know I'm waiting to see those on the left that Or those that. Are you know a line. More with the Democrats in this endeavor to look honestly at where they're at the constitution does not say abuse of power in its impeachment clause. We know what it does say. And we're pushing to suggest asked that you know they didn't intend for it to be conduct akin to treason and bribery and instead we're we're pushing a generalized version of. We don't like what this president the way he is. What what he does and how he behaves? Well let's talk about the specific behavior though that's alleged in the articles because the articles accused the president of using public money and official functions to coerce a foreign power to help him cheat in an election. Is that impeachable well. Let's go back because it's not just Dershowitz. The only individual that testified in the house of the witnesses that were called who was setting politics. Aside was Jonathan Turley. There isn't no claim that that professor Turley has a political bias or that he has compromised his Expertise he is world renowned for his expertise on the Constitution on impeachment etc.. I have asked many of my colleagues on the Democrat side. Have a lot of respect for. Have you read his testimony. Have you looked looked into it. What we're talking about right now even with Bolton's assertions that that we don't yet have any details is is not conduct? That is impeachable if you think it is unique to this president if you think that this president is singular in in exercising some Effort to leverage the United States is aid aid to foreign foreign presidents and countries think about what President Bush President Obama President Clinton are thinking right now they have to be saying my God if if they only knew the conversation I had with members of my cabinet and the ideas we discussed and the thoughts that I had There is so many instances in which Going down this path could be utilized to impeach any sitting president. Okay I WANNA make sure we get John Gans in here John. Senators is now in the procedure of what's going on here with the impeachment. Trial go into two days of what's called the question period Democrats get to write down questions for Republican lawyers and vice versa. Given what we've heard so far on the floor and even from our other experts here in this conversation. Is there anything that you would expect. Democrats rats to jump onto when they question. Well it seems to me There's going to be questions is as the as my fellow. Guest just talked about in terms of theory and and sort of interpretation and things along those lines but it seems as though the Bolton sort of revelations and they're a little bit odd to come from a leaked copy of a draft book Seemed to we'll open up the sort of I think a lot more questions about what actually happened. So I think there's GonNa be a lot of fact questions here and I think my my hunch Just looking at the debate is the Democrats are going to drive those fact questions because in fact they end up sort of supporting the argument for witnesses more testimony. I mean I think thank whether we you know Whether we get aside from what the interpretations of abuse of power and things on those lines this was. This was a a use of foreign America's foreign policy to pursue an objective that is questionable. Whether you sort of think it's a good idea bad idea. The president should be trying to help sort of undermine one of his political rivals or potential political rivals using sort of America's influence abroad. That's what was happening and so I think there's a lot of we've only sort of seen the tip of the iceberg and where would you expect Republicans to go with their questioning when they get to question the house managers. I mean I think the two things that I sort of see them going on uh on process right. which is I think one? They're going to sort of push back and say hey. Did you actually talk to everybody. Did you actually You know what what you sort. Ah didn't let us talk to all the witnesses we would have talked to. We would have done this thing so I think they'll hit them on process. I think they'll also just trying to muddy the water a little bit here and sort of make. It seem as though so. This is a mess that nobody wants to be a part of and I think if they make it seem that if they bring up Hunter Biden enough and they talk about Barista enough and they talk about these sorts of things enough. It's GonNa make the thought of another couple of weeks or even a month of this so unappealing that it's going to push their counter their colleagues in a saying we. We want to stop this now so I think those are the two things that I think. They're going to sort of hit on the most. We got this question from Miguel who tweets glad. We have all these experts here because Miguel wants to know. What do they mention the high crimes bar for impeachment but ignore the misdemeanors part misdemeanors are small offenses? It seems strange that they say the bar is high wall. The constitution explicitly adds a low bar. Now is that what Elizabeth is that. What misdemeanors means in the constitution? Because Jay walking and misdemeanor right so you know. I think it's important to note that the constitution is a constitution. It's not a grocery list and we have certain broad terms used obviously when we talk about Congress's power to regulate commerce. We don't only you know there isn't then listed health care and agriculture. At you know that's not the way the constitution works. Everybody you know. Is that and here. When it comes to impeachment there are these broad words used by the founders? Even bribery at the time of the founding did not mean exactly. What's in the Federal Criminal Code? Oh today at a broader term that included things like what we've seen alleged by the house and also I think it's important to note that if you look at the way that the founders interpreted audited that phrase which high crimes and misdemeanors is a broader term than simply the two specified impeachable offenses of treason or bribery specifically specifically Alexander Hamilton again wrote in the federalist papers that abuses violation of public trust counted under that broad term written to the constitution and so when constitutional scholars constitutional lawyers As I do every day in litigation look at these words we also take into account its context and that's crucial here. Secondly I would say that even the experts like Jonathan Turley note that abuse of power impeachable. He just questioned whether or not. The facts are proven. That's another question. Obviously so we're in this conscious high high crimes and misdemeanors yes. It's not the same misdemeanor as running a stop sign. It means bad acts right criminal code at the time. Most crimes weren't listed in federal. Oh all right. Well we've been hearing from lots of YOU WANNA listeners. Who are excited that we've got these experts here? Let's hear from Brandon. My name is brandon. I'm calling from Saint Louis Missouri. Well house managers had the opportunity to respond to some of the doubts that presidents defense team have raised about their evidence for example on Saturday Saturday. The defense team raised some questions about whether or not Ukrainians really knew about pressure tactics that the president is using Will have the opportunity. Did you need to respond to that directly or is that something that might come up in the questions and answers portion Later on in the trial breath I guess the question in here is. Is there a rebuttal session. Like in a trial where The Democrats can come back and respond to evidence that was presented by the other side. Does that is that how it works or is that it. Well how it works is and. Don't ever underestimate the ability of a politician. When asked a question to go where they want and not not worth where the question wasn't attend telling me right or guests on a radio you telling me but they will respond and they will you know they'll utilize their opportunities? I mean this is what we have a very good debate. That is is going on in this country and the bigger picture when you look at the Constitution it avoided specifically you know things like maladministration or poor performance bread red. Hang on hang on. You're doing that thing. You just said radio guests. Do I want you to answer the question of of point the point is do. Do you think rebuttal. What's the procedure? Look like here. Do they get a chance to respond to questions. That Republicans raised about look whether the Ukrainians even knew the money was being withheld. How're they coerced? If they didn't know Democrats get a chance to respond to that. They will get a response on my point that I'm trying to make the constitution itself makes it a very you know very serious endeavour but when you boil it down to it it becomes a discussion among both sides that that they try to make their points in their interpretation and so they will use every every opportunity every question that is posed to them to fit in a counter argument or or to attack what they think the other side accomplice so even if it's not in the actual procedure for rebuttal session. They will find a way to make sure they get. Those points responded to if they think it helps their side. God We got this from Mary Francis in Arizona. I thinking about the situation. The Republican Senators have to deal with. They are by golly totally scared to death of Donald Trump and so nobody's going to stick their neck out because it's going to get chopped off. They they need to get together and gang up on him and be able to say what they really think and do what they really mean. That's what I'd suggest Gay Up on trump..
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"This is one A.. I'm Todd Willie Can Washington the novel. American dirt hit bookstore shelves last week. And it did it. In a way that most authors can only dream of a seven figure bidding war for the publishing publishing rights a movie option before it was even published and then the Crown Jewel Oprah herself selected for her book book club with gushing praise but then all that praise was punctured. American dirt follows the fictional account of a Mexican mother and her young son as they flee violence and migrate North to America and some Latino Writers and readers objected to the way author. Janine comments treated the migrant experience. They said she fetish is to their struggle. Google and even fetish people skin color comments has a Puerto Rican grandmother. But she says she identifies as white. Janine Cummins was scheduled to join us us on one eight today. She canceled but she said this last week on morning edition I understand that voices of color and women's voices have have been hijacked and devalued for a very long time. I am a person who has always hoped to be on the right side of those arguments. It's I wrote a book that I believe in. I wrote a book that I hoped would remind readers that any one of us could be migrants now. The writers praised American dirt. Julia Alvarez calls it riveting. She says we live and breathe the refugee story in this book. But but writer David Bowls calls American dirt harmful appropriating inaccurate trauma porn melodrama and that stokes a debate on who the publishing world. Let's in and who it keeps out. who gets to tell the story? Especially when the industry is choosing the books that get pushed to the top of that bestseller list. It's stokes another debate to who is qualified to produce art when People's humanity is at stake can online reaction to literature act as a form of censorship or or. Is it a valuable check especially on publishing industry. That can't seem to get questions of representation in diversity right in. Its quest to sell US books joining me now from the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. where he lives? Is David Bowls. He's author of they. Call Me Wacko. Welcome to one eight David. Thanks excrete to be here and with me from NPR studios in New York is Constance Grady Culture Writer and book critic at Vox High Constants. Hi thanks so much for having great to have you David. You're one of the first Mexican American authors to write a takedown of American dirt. Tell us a little bit about the book and where you think it fails so Of course the next American community often begins to brace itself when we hear something as coming in for about a year Flatiron had been Publicizing this book about in November. We began to see articles arise and as arcs were distributed needed. Some of US began to read and become very concerned about the depiction of Mexico Immigrants the flattening of the diversity city of within our community and so forth And so we began to push back. The the book is problematic. I mean it is a really really interesting kind of boilerplate thriller driller Fast paced well written well-constructed but at the end of the day. It doesn't do the kinds of things that Janine purports to do. It does not it Give a voice or humanity to the faceless Brown mass to quote her afterward But that doesn't mean that we think that authors should be allowed to right outside of their identity. I'm a member of the Texas Institute of letters and a lot of my Fellow a non Mexican American Members people like Cormac McCarthy Larry Thomas Nan Cuba right incredible books about Mexico. Oh and Mexican Americans. So it's it's just about doing the homework that has to be done the questions you have to ask I mean even if you have Secondary and tertiary characters in your book that are not from the culture. You belong to. You've got to do the work and But it's not quite as strength strenuous when you have main characters with a very different I eh from yours. That work is hard all right. Let me bring in constant fear constant. Tell us a little bit about the start of this controversy how it began and built into what it's become. I'm from this major book being pushed book deal. MOVIE OPTION OPRAH BOOK CLUB TO OPRAH POSTING A video yesterday on Instagram a knowledge acknowledging the need for quote AH deeper more substantive conversation than she fostered before right so the first big negative review of American dirt came from the author author. Miriam Gerber who was originally supposed to review the book for Ms Magazine and they ended up pulling her review so she posted it on the academic blog tropics Kameda and what she essentially argued was that this was a book that was appropriating the experience of Mexicans and Mexican Americans and also also doing it poorly. She took a special issue. I think with the idea of the US as a safe haven for Mexican Americans when there. It has been so much violence against Mexican Americans in this country after her review came out. There started to be this undercurrent throughout the literary world of like Ooh. Do we really want to Blau this book so much. Is this really going to be the book that we are going to make the big book of the season but that really takes is off when Pearl. Sega reviews it for the New York Times a few days before it comes out and she essentially argued that not only does. Does this book failed to make characters seem fully human in the way that gene cummings has said that she wanted to do. But it's also just not a very good book according waiting to policy because she kind of reads it as a failed literary novel that had according to her has poor poor pros flat characters characters and not interested in creating a nuanced portrait of human beings or constance. How widespread is the criticism of this book? Book I mean. Some prominent Mexican American writers including Sauna Cisneros have praised it. Are we talking about a few bad reviews. In primarily online online criticism that can be amplified in an echo chamber or are we talking about a deeper of criticism. That's echoed across the book world. Do you think that's an interesting in question Especially because so much of the book world is online and on twitter. I think that this is the kind of controversy that we absolutely seek. foyt a great deal of on twitter that perhaps has not filtered out as much to the wider world. You know I think a person who is not spending tons of their time on the Internet might walk into a Bookstore and see American dirt on the front table at Barnes and Nobles and say Oh that looks interesting and not necessarily be aware of the wider wider critique about it having said that you know obviously Mexican. American critics are not a monolith. There are plenty of people who have enjoyed this book but the critique that it fails to treat its characters as fully human subjects has definitely started to spread and become rooted in among. I would say the majority of the critics that I've read especially after photographs surfaced surfaced of early book parties It's common book parties for decorations to be themed around the cover and this has a barbed wire motif so at at the party's for American dirt. There were floral centerpieces that were wrapped in barbed wire and that image has really helped to build the narrative that this is book. That's taking aesthetic pleasure in the suffering of Mexican migrants and commodifying it. Not only that but commodifying it for profit David I I read a column Alan by Esmeralda Bermudez in the La Times and she wrote. I don't take issue with an outsider coming into my community to write about us but American dirt so completely misrepresents presents the immigrant experience that it has to be called out. You agree with that. Yes I totally do when you Here writers like as Medalla or medium combat or even Mexican authors. Because of course the book has been translated into Spanish already published in Mexico. People like Raquel Castro Pushing back can saying this is inauthentic. We are women in this community Many of US middle class women of the Lia Keino Perez the protagonist of the book is purported to be and the way. She is depicted in the way she behaves and the world in which he moves bears very little resemblance to what Mexico Geico actually is and what the border actually is rest. So I definitely think that you know one of the problems here is that when you have these underrepresented voices speaking Out because they aren't represented because people aren't listening to them to begin with there is a bit of dubiousness about their claims. But like I stated hidden in one of my reviews about the book When Mexicans and Mexican Americans are telling you that the book is harmful? If you're not from that culture you simply have to take us at our word And there have been many pieces that have kind of broken down pulled out particular things about the language which that's used the geography and the rationale for the character. Doing certain things but we can do that until we're blue in the face. If you're not going to trust us us when we tell you that the this is harmful to us. Then I think that's indicative of the larger problem which is that we've been kept from the publishing industry You there's this the sense right now in some of the outrage that I'm hearing Often from white readership white writers that authority. Autonomy Emme is like sacrosanct. But it's not A. There's a need to balance the rights of the writer with the dignity of the readership. David Serena tweeted judging. Who has the right to tell? Stories is couched in jealousy. No one owns the migrant experience and Janine comments never claimed she did the story inside her beckoned to be shared. And I'm thankful for that one person's view on who owns the story of course and I can see someone Feeling that way but Janine purports not just to write the migrant story Broadly in general she purports to write the story of a particular Mexican Mexican migrant in the kinds of things that happened to her. And so when you decide to to select a particular ethnicity especially somebody from a culture that is is completely different from your own missus. She's not writing a Mexican American in modern. US Culture. She's right about somebody from Mexico. There's so many things that you get wrong The the people who who say this is a work of fiction and you need to be flexible about it. Yes a work of fiction but it's not set. It's not a science fiction. Novel set in an alternate Mexico. All right we're GONNA take a quick break. It does the reaction to American dirt amount to censorship. Some people.
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"This is one eight I'm Todd's Willie can Washington America is going through some turbulent times it's not the first time we've dealt with some big divisions brought about by demographic change and majority fears and we'll get to another time in American history that was a lot like today in just a few minutes but first co host of W. N. Y. C.'s on the media Bob Garfield has some ideas on how to save our democracy and the role the media can play in saving it his new book is American manifesto saving democracy from villains vandals and ourselves and he's with me now in studio Bob it's great to see you again thrilled to be here to Bob your book deals with what's happening right now in American democracy what is it that you fear is going wrong is happening to the country into its media culture if you got three hours in the audio book available today there's a lot going on some of which is self evident right I would say manifest as I've written a manifest though and it but my particular take on it is to explain how where I think it all came from which is the convergence of the disintegration of the the media ecosystem the disk near destruction of journalism along the way and the ascendancy of of Facebook and the rest of social media along with the disintegration of E. pluribus unum we have because we at I would argue in the book have always been a an identity obsessed society and I make the argument that because of that and because of how that is played out it's it not only answers the question yes can it happen here we it certainly can happen here but I make the claim that it it actually was inevitable now I mention another time in American history when we've been at a similar maybe lower tech moment that time was in the eighteen fifties and in a few minutes we're also going to be joined by Steve Inskeep author and host of course of NPR's morning edition he'll be joining us before he does Bob in the current day you argue the Donald Trump is simply the result of a crisis that's been brewing for the past fifty years that that he's not necessarily necessarily the problem but a symptom talk a little bit about that and what you see is the history at last this month yeah not the problem but a problem well I think you go back to the entire post war period and as America has progressed in in many ways led the way for the world and the evolution of a liberal democracy a great deal as happened in terms of social justice equity and up a putting some Pacific meaning to the principles of the created by the for the founders of the constitution and this has yielded the taking prayer out of schools it has it has yielded the Civil Rights Act it has yielded women's suffrage although the happen before the war hit as most recently yielded up at L. G. B. T. rights such as we were unimaginable even twenty years ago there has been Maranda sis decision protecting the rights of the accused there is there each one of these things from my perspective as articulates the the essence of the bill of rights and yet from another spect of abroad another perspective one on the right it is that they are incrementally slaps in the face to a way of life to a world view a set of beliefs and that the rage about that has been has been seething simmering now now the A. yielding it's a tremendous amount of resentment that has manifested in the all right and then the election of Donald Trump and then there was you know there's a parallel story about identity up they they now see their identity as a group in reaction to what has happened along the way of what I think is social progress then on the left it's a kind of mirror image of that with as multi culturalism as great as it it's been for a society in reaching our society in so many ways it also has carved up interest groups into ever ever ever narrow slices and the grievances that go along with that and now in and now we are just an atomized as a away from you poor but you own them from from many one into just the aggregation of up it almost infinite number of interest groups and the grievances that go with the obsession with identity that you describe goes right along with another huge phenomenon the disintegration of mass media how are these two things laying off of one another to get us to the point where you sat down and thought that a manifesto was needed to remedy it well it started with the digital revolution which has had a number of utopian and the number of a dystopian consequences among the dystopian consequences is it it dead destroyed the business model for journalism and for media in general for three hundred years it was just one of the great synergies in the history of commerce advertisers want to reach a mass audience so they subsidized or gave away a free media which serve the audience and the the the media gave away or gave a subsidized version of it and that was under written by the advertisers and the media got filthy rich doing that because they were such great barriers of entry to owning a TV station or a network or a newspapers will expensive to compete that once you got there you were guaranteed filthy lucre and it worked that way for three centuries the digital revolution came along and and to ugh there is there are no barriers to entry the gate it cost the price of a cell phone you can be above publisher a a the raw castor that was supposed to be fantastic that was supposed to be the great democratizing effective the digital age yeah well it didn't turn out that way quite the opposite I mean it's it's really astonishing because they were instead of being a few thousand a few tens of thousands of worldwide media organizations now there were tens of millions depending on how you define media organization but there are tens of millions of content producers all vying for the same fixed amount of advertising revenue which of course is unsustainable for virtually all of the players in that strike cantik pool of content producers and distributors so they get no money coming in which is why your newspaper is now you know one twenty yes the size of what it was twenty five years ago why they have cut closed older bureaus why they don't travel with your local sports team and white is there's a very high probability it's actually not even in business anymore you blame it on Facebook and Google a lot of people do and you single them out in this book you call them a threat to democracy is that why because they've they've undermined the ability of the local newspaper the local media outlet that serves the community to do their job the collapse of the media ecosystem would have happened with or without Facebook per se however however Facebook and Google have swooped in and by collecting enormous enormous amounts of data and by becoming tremendous utilities start a utopian the utility that Facebook and Google provides is is priceless but they they have done a very dangerous thing when you when you are on Google or Facebook you think you're in charge of the content you consume but you ain't because but the algorithms on YouTube or on Facebook or on Instagram serve you more and more of what you have viewed and shared and as a consequence of that and this is especially true for video condo for a political content if you share a conspiracy theory view a conspiracy theory you'll be fed more and more and more conspiracy theories yeah if you view a you know is a reasonable the policy driven Sierra been take son they are provided by the dreaded lame stream media you'll get you know you'll get more and more of that but it is created and it by the way this is not only concerning politics it's concert concerns the entire scope of human existence but whatever you if you like candy you'll get candy if you like Kael they'll figure kale most people like candy they like being validated Bob manifestos are produced at times of great crisis they don't come out when times are very happy from people who are not very disaffected with the state of the world you could have written this book in a million ways I know you have it in you why a manifesto why something so stark indirect dude this is a crisis it is a crisis for the future of our democracy at and not just because the current administration is subverting democracy and the rule of law at every turn I don't mean that it's because the society has become gigantic Lee disaffected from the process the the trust in American governmental institutions the three branches of government for example yeah and business and the media in even in NGOs is at a store close it it and it's dropping it's dropping precipitously every with the H. passing here people are giving up on the idea of democracy and data show that they're willing to entertain authoritarianism more so in this country than ever before shocking numbers a yes they split they say it can't happen here again in the book I'm gonna make the argument that it because of our pre occupation with identity and the way politics if I have been checking out that it was inevitable that it would happen here but of course it is also happening in eastern and western Europe at end and elsewhere Bob Garfield has a manifesto on the state of media and American culture after a break we're gonna get to one or two of his of the points in his six point plan for saving American media and democracy Bob Garfield co hosted W. N. Y. C.'s on the media of course with Brooke Gladstone and also joining us Steve Inskeep co hosted NPR's morning edition author of.
"todd willie" Discussed on 1A
"This is one A.. I'm Todd Willie can Washington the Democratic caucuses in Iowa or less than a month away and this is the first true test. For the remaining Democratic presidential candidates when primary Democratic acquatic voters will cast their picks for who they want on the party ticket to do the one thing that matters to Democrats take on Donald Trump. Now a lot can happen in in a month while a few leaders have emerged those who were trailing behind the leading four they have not given up. How about Michael Bloomberg his campaign announced yesterday that it has purchased a a sixty second ad during the Super Bowl for the modest cost around ten million dollars will later in the hour? We're GONNA step away from national politics and learn about what state legislators all across the country are working on trying to get big things done this year on both sides of the aisle. I joining us for the first in a series of monthly updates between green now and election. Day Re Wilson is here. He's national correspondent for the hill. Read great to have you. Todd how are you. I'm great it's great to have you here. We're going to be checking in with you. Periodically as twenty twenty. Twenty grinds on a lot of people did not realize that when the new year's ball drop that was actually the election year. They thought well. It'd may never stopped but look look we've got a international news now. rising up behind this election Rising tensions with Iran reaching a new level this week strikes counterstrikes honor strikes rhetoric counter rhetoric statements from the president There has not been a lot of national security in the Democratic primary so far now it is becoming in an issue. Candidates are starting to respond via twitter. Statements they're going to have to respond to a lot more. What does it mean now for national security to be entering this race for the very first time in in in a substantive way? Yeah one thing it. Does it puts a spotlight on former vice president. Joe Biden who is the only person in the field who's got a long track record of international relations uh-huh experience he was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Of course he was the vice president of the United States for eight years and he was you know sitting in the room when President Obama ordered are to strike on on Osama bin Laden. So he's got that foreign policy experience. That's a positive for him. The downside for him though is that this brings up the big difference in the two thousand eight democratic campaign. Two thousand eight there was one candidate. one front running candidate who had opposed the war. And that was Barack Obama this time everybody opposed the war except for Joe Biden on the other foot the balance of power as it were is with the side that had opposed the war. That's national security. Let's step back for just a moment. A give us your picture. The overall state of the race. We've talked about two thousand eight now. Let me make a parallel to two thousand four back in two thousand four. There were two leaders in the month or or two before. The Iowa Caucuses Dick Gephardt the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives and Howard. Dean the former Governor Vermont. Who by the way built his campaign around opposition to the war in Iraq as well Gabardine really spent the last two months of the race targeting each other and I think we've seen that in the last month or so with Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buddha Jr the two leaders leaders in the race in Iowa targeting each other more than those sort of top of the ticket Joe Biden Bernie Sanders attacks which you might otherwise expect? The consequence has been that it seems that Warren and Buddha judge have lost some momentum in recent weeks whereas Biden Sanders gaining momentum. And that's exactly what happened back in two. It doesn't four except instead of Lieberman gaining momentum. It was this this other guy who nobody'd ever heard of a senator from North Carolina named John Edwards in ended. The final Iowa caucuses that ear were John Kerry Howard Dean in third and then Dick Gephardt in a distant fourth that basically ended Dean and Gephardt's campaign. Warren and Buddha judge are very conscious of what happened back. Then they don't want to be the the same kind of nuking each other At the cost of their own campaign Lieberman gaining momentum. You said and that puts them that. Put a memory in my head. That was the refrain of Joe Momentum. I never wanted to think of Joe Momentum again and I just thought of it again. Thanks to you Joe. Joe Lieberman finished fifth in the New Hampshire New Hampshire primary said he was in a statistical assistant tie for third and it made me think no. There's no such thing as statistics in either either got third or you got fifth. That's the math will. Joe Biden is trying to use US some real math. Here's Joe Biden in his closing remarks at the last democratic debate in December. Look we all have big plans and the question is who can deliver Ronald plans. We have to ask ourselves three questions straight up and honestly who has the best chance most likely chance to defeating Donald Trump. Who is the one who is most likely to do that? I don't Joe Biden gets under the skin of a lot of progressives in his party but that's his main pitch. I'm the one who can win. If you care about defeating Reading Donald Trump on your on your guy is there a clear indication yet in polls or in fundraising or both or any other metric. That Biden's pitch where he stands and he has the best chance of defeating. Donald Trump. Four Democrats can he show it. It is clear in polling right now that the Democratic primary voters believe that Joe Biden is best positioned and to beat Donald Trump in November. It is clear in fundraising senses. That Joe Biden is not the leading Democrat candidate I mean he had a pretty good fundraising quarter in the last last quarter but Bernie Sanders outraged by more than ten million dollars. The history though suggests that Joe Biden is in fact the best possible candidate to carry sorry the Democratic Torch. And that's because he has run before when Democrats have nominated somebody who has run before that person has lost every subsequent general. Ledger actually go back a hundred years. The Democratic Party has nominated five candidates who have run and lost before Hillary Clinton Al Gore George McGovern Hubert Humphrey and John W Davis this and all five of those candidates have lost the subsequent general election to Republican candidate And I think a big fundamental part of why Hilary Clinton lost in two thousand sixteen doc is because she represented the insider the experienced Status Quo if you will and Americans by-in-large vote for the outsider candidate whether it's Barack Obama Obama over John McCain or George W Bush governor of Texas over a sitting Vice President Al Gore going back through history basically the only candidate in modern history who has one as the insider candidate was George H W Bush in one thousand nine hundred eight. It is by far the exception rather than the rule. So that's a little bit. Why Joe Biden might be a touch your candidate at eight in the general election? Then he is. He's showing himself to be. There is also the question of who can bring out the broad democratic coalition. Joe Biden is the most centrist of the field at least among the front runners. I can appeal to the broad middle but there is a specific concern among Democrats. The Democratic Base is progressive This is a primary and a lot of people say as as you said. Biden represents the old conciliatory politics. That are dead in the era of trump. A bit here he is saying no. I'm progressive to He said in that clip. Look I'm I've got the progressive policies to it makes me wonder if the branding of Joe Biden is Mr Centrist is a little bit misleading. Has the Democratic Party which has poll hole to the left. Also pull Joe Biden to the left is the centers Joe Biden. You get now even to the left of the Obama Administration. Oh I I think without a question. Western they'd be. Joe Biden talked about going further than the affordable care act. He wants to build on the affordable care act and that in and of itself as a to the left of the Obama Administration was now the broader question on who can turn out the democratic base. You get two different answers when you look at polling and when you actually talk to voters in the field old look at polling and it suggests that somebody like Joe Biden is best equipped to blow out the broad base of democratic support. Because he's getting a lot of support. Among African American voters among Hispanic Panic voters among younger voters and older voters. Somebody like peanut butter. Judge is having trouble with African American voters that being said you talk to them talk to actual voters and they they say they're gonNA turn out and show up and vote against president trump. No matter what there's a lot more to talk about in this twenty twenty race read is going to stick around but I also want to tell you that last year. The Kansas Supreme in court ruled that the state's constitution guarantees a woman's right to abortion in this year conservatives. Want to overturn that decision. This is just one state where state legislators are are fixing to make big changes. We're GONNA talk about Kansas. We're going to talk to one legislator who supports that reversal. Read Wilson from the hills. GonNa stick with us..
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"And she's a real spark plug and if you listen to her talk about the passion she has for these kids in creating good opportunities for them you can't help but that was a nice article in the chronicle about what an amazing job they've done kind of going from last place to now middle of the pack but it's all about the trend lines when you when you watch a an organization a franchise this turned itself around and they go from war you don't go from worst to first you go from worst to the middle to first and good things are happening there I hope they can hold on to her for awhile because she's really really doing good things over there Karlova net rights I'd like to volunteer as a mentor Worthing I previously taught at the middle school in cypress Fairbanks I was a stay at home mom for a time and currently a substitute at all grade levels at a private school in Tomball sign me up Toni from Texas elite custom home says I'm a former HPD Popo I now own Texas a leak custom homes I would love to help mentor these kids I'm Michael and our Michelin M. I. C. H. A. L. Y. en Michael Lind or did know a some coolness name I don't know what it is I would like to mentor Worthing I taught high school for thirty four years awesome Ryan Halliburton says Zara men owners cyber security and staffing company I'd like to mentor one of these kids if there's interest over the course of the year my staff and I are also willing to meet with every senior interested in going to college in an effort to educate them on various career paths you know once we get our resources together and we pull together the backgrounds and things like this I think this is going to give Kalila some opportunities I think this will give her the resources to do things if we have folks who can help with career counseling we have folks who can help with filling out college applications and scholarship applications in student loan application and grant applications then maybe there's a night where the kids who want to go to college or thinking about college can come and get one on one training fifteen minute intervals were I don't know once we know what resources we have in the room it makes things far more it opens a lot of that it opens a lot of possibilities let's see brandy rides I would like to would I be able to mentor high school student mothers teen mothers of forty I have a one year old structural mayoral former teacher and speech therapist former bagel shop assistant manager you bring us bagels of I don't know I don't know if you can I like the idea of being able to help parents young especially young parents that are in the but remember this I see okay I was gonna say remember this is a high school so they're not going to have kids themselves in high school but some of these high schoolers might be mothers I don't know and that would make sense that they would have special needs James the James York donor southern plumbing says sign me up I'm in Cathy Newman rights I would love to mentor student at where the high school Toby Ragsdale sent back that the Popeyes chicken sandwich is as good as advertised don't fall for the chick fillet hype I don't know if that's true who are I I just admire the chick fillet concept Robert Martinez with Greenberg and company yes I would like to volunteer for a mentoring program I'm a commercial broker lots of experiences in putting on festivals and things like you know eight interesting life experience Stacey lender says I would love to be a part of the program sounds like a way to give back and it fills up my heart I'll be an empty nester in the next couple years and the thought of that is absolutely killing me kills me too sweetie trust me it kills me to I think about it beau has shown constable precinct one says include me if that would be okay I would love to participate thank you czar I'm a major in the airforce and a two thousand three JV high school graduate and two thousand seven graduate of Texas a and M. I'm currently stationed at L. A. F. B. I try to make it back home at least once or twice a year I think I can make this work I'd like to participate Tim Hayes says wording still needs mentors I am interested I can assure you we're going to need mentors because not everybody who offers to help will be able to help furries it happens so yes we are looking for more people will the project manager Todd Willie says I am in Nick writes czar last week you spoke well of L. issues coach ed Orgeron did you know his son Cody is currently starting quarterback for the McNeese state cowboys I enjoy your show cheers Nick Taylor is over I did not know that I did not know that I'm interested to know that I spoke at an event on Saturday where of the LSU Tigers offense of coordinator Steve in Springer was there he's a listener to our show and I told him that I want to design one play that he puts in the playbook against UT a so we'll do caught the very place so I'm very focused as we I'm sure he was joking but I thought I'm gonna send him my play well diagram maybe he pulls it off who knows maybe they pull it off to be some like a Packer sweep in I'm a big fan of the Packer suite the the Jerry Kramer pulling Paul Hornung running that that to me that's that's.
"todd willie" Discussed on KTRH
"And she's a real spark plug and if you listen to her talk about the passion she has for these kids in creating good opportunities for them you can't help but that was a nice article in the chronicle about what an amazing job they've done kind of going from last place to now middle of the pack but it's all about the trend lines when you when you watch a an organization a franchise this turned itself around and they go from war you don't go from worst to first you go from worst to the middle to first and good things are happening there I hope they can hold on to her for awhile because she's really really doing good things over there Karlova net rights I'd like to volunteer as a mentor Worthing I previously taught at the middle school in cypress Fairbanks I was a stay at home mom for a time and currently a substitute at all grade levels at a private school in Tomball sign me up Toni from Texas elite custom homes as I'm a former HPD Popo I now own Texas a leak custom homes I would love to help mentor these kids I'm Michael and our Michelin M. I. C. H. A. L. Y. en Michael Lind or did know a some coolness name I don't know what it is I would like to mentor Worthing I taught high school for thirty four years awesome Ryan Halliburton says Zara men owners cyber security and staffing company I'd like to mentor one of these kids if there's interest over the course of the year my staff and I are also willing to meet with every scene you're interested in going to college in an effort to educate them on various career paths you know once we get our resources together and we pull together the backgrounds and things like this I think this is going to give Kalila some opportunities I think this will give her the resources to do things if we have folks who can help with career counseling we have folks who can help with filling out college applications and scholarship applications in student loan application and grant applications then maybe there's a night where the kids who want to go to college or thinking about college can come and get one on one training fifteen minute intervals were I don't know once we know what resources we have in the room it makes things far more it opens a lot of that it opens a lot of possibilities let's see brandy rides I would like to would I be able to mentor high school student mothers teen mothers of forty I have a one year old structural mayoral former teacher and speech therapist former bagel shop assistant manager you can bring us bagels I don't know I don't know if you can I like the idea of being able to help parents young especially young parents that are in the but remember this I see okay I was gonna say remember this is a high school so they're not going to have kids themselves in high school but some of these high schoolers might be mothers I don't know and that would make sense that they would have special needs James the James York donor southern plumbing says sign me up I'm in Cathy Newman rights I would love to mentor student at where the high school Toby Ragsdale sent back that the Popeyes chicken sandwich is as good as advertised don't fall for the chick fillet hype I don't know if that's true who are I I just admire the chick fillet concept Robert Martinez with Greenberg and company yes I would like to volunteer for a mentoring program I'm a commercial broker lots of experiences in putting on festivals and things like you know it interesting life experience Stacey lender says I would love to be a part of the program sounds like a way to give back and it fills up my heart I'll be an empty nester in the next couple years and the thought of that is absolutely killing me kills me too sweetie trust me it kills me to think about it beau has shown constable precinct one says include me if that would be okay I would love to participate thank you czar I'm a major in the airforce and a two thousand three JV high school graduate and two thousand seven graduate of Texas a and M. I am currently stationed at L. A. F. B. I try to make it back home at least once or twice a year I think I can make this work I'd like to participate Tim Hayes says wording still needs mentors I am interested I can assure you we're going to need mentors because not everybody who offers to help will be able to help furries it happens so yes we are looking for more people will the project manager Todd Willie says I am in Nick writes czar last week you spoke well of Ellis use coach ed Orgeron did you know his son Cody is currently starting quarterback for the McNeese state cowboys I enjoy your show cheers Nick Taylor is over I did not know that I did not know that I'm interested to know that I spoke at an event on Saturday where of the LSU Tigers offense of coordinator Steve in Springer was there he's a listener to our show and I told him that I want to design one play that he puts in the playbook against UT he said we'll do caught the very place so I'm very focused this week I'm sure he was joking but I thought I'm gonna send him my play well diagram maybe he pulls it off who knows maybe they pull it off to be some like a Packer sweep and I'm a big fan of the Packer suite the the Jerry Kramer pulling Paul Hornung running that that to me that's that's that.
"todd willie" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Supports lease well good morning Sir princess vita blue right next to me Matt Biondi glass my name's bill ask you for the next four hours we're gonna talk giants baseball as we're going to honor the nineteen eighty nineteen the giants are going to do it next Sunday on August eleventh ESPN took that game so that game start now is at four o'clock so please get in your seats by three there's gonna be a great to a celebration for the eighty nine team we will not be on radio next week so vita and I thought why not let's do it this weekend I'm or some other great players and what a line up we have aptly Hammacher Dave Dravecky Scotty Girlz don caveman Robinson Robby Thompson Craig Lefferts and Wilder throw Clark so stay with us today for the next four hours as we interview some of the greats that played on that team and and of course vita there are good friends of course have a little bit how you doing buddy I'm good man I'm good a we could go tomorrow I had a very special day and I've been a chill out the whole week I think goes GM was your birthday it has not gone on a week night I decided shield and then head of yeah I saw you watch a couple of baseball games well I told you I threw it on Twitter and I threw it on Facebook you had over three thousand people touch base with me on Twitter and Facebook people from Ronnie Lott Mike Schuman some of the people in the business to most slow a lot of from the sea I'm not sure why they have come last week but as I don't know what is funny but it's funny you're well love you no doubt the bay area and great to have you in and again today and I guess if you don't talk and all these players coming on Robby Thompson just can't wait to talk to you as he has a Jorma let's do it let's do it all right last night the giants lost five to four and a tough game in Colorado had believing gave it up Sean Anderson gave up a home run early in the game to Trevor story and then Sam Salman came in in the sixth inning and gave up a home run to make man and of course they tied it up without home run in the seventh inning ended up pushing the game winner ninth inning giants started something vote got on with the base said Brandon belt bunted for ahead of first and second with one out and he has turned one over for four six three double play to end the game but earlier in the game yes at a four hundred and seventy two foot home runs out of bomb H. bone I tell you about it you know he's impressed me a lot as defense of course is is stellar now field and some of the balls he goes right to the wall you're like is it gonna job is he going to ensure no if you just put his hand up and catches a nonchalant but it was a good game that's the first time the giants have lost two straight since the middle of June okay and a law well the the Philly series first series they lost since the beginning of June yeah she did are you surprised by the moves they did make a did make well I I you know of course we've you and I both talk about and keep in Madison Bumgarner he's he's a face of the franchise I believe that now yeah well that's the whole key and you know what's good about that but it is he'll be a free agent at the end of the year and if he leaves and goes becomes a free agent that's on his terms but to see him being traded and put into another uniform yeah I'm the circumstances I'm glad that they kept them same thing with Will Smith of course I got the route three pieces of the bull pen Pomeranz Dyson and some money yeah a big money I'm a lance and and Atlanta pick that up and Dyson in two innings not even two thirds of inning in two games is this been not doing well with the twins so far too so but on the other side scooter genet is here played yesterday got a double kind of fumbled one ball up at second base I don't know if they could get a double play but he got Tapia first and runner on second ended up scoring for their first round a little more pop in a line of yeah big big shout guy man eighty five home runs in his career was our old issued in no that was in two thousand okay I'm sorry okay seventeen or eighteen year four home runs in one game Todd Willie Mays Willie Mays but the only one that did I no there's somebody else yeah the brother used to play for Montreal I can't seem to get a look around yeah yeah but again the giants are playing today they start at first pitches five ten right here and can be our first pre game shows before that for an hour you can hear hearing can be our Madison Bumgarner six and seven is the guy we're talking about three point seven against the big right hander John gray ten and seven with a three point eight and then tomorrow they have a twelve ten first pitch Tyler BT against Kyle Freeland of course you can hear right here live on KNBR and then they come home and and I've circle this home stand as a tough home stand they play Washington for three and Philadelphia for game servers the canisters you like five yeah do you know who we went to you we want to just make him a five game series you know they do that in triple a really yeah when I was up there doing a river catch Johnny Dusko I do TV with because they do five game series about I'm like wow did not know that yeah and and of course now in triple a jail in Davis who they picked up from the twins of four dice in his first game goes three for three with two doubles what three RBIs and a walk and this guy's a big dude man he's six five long arm in outfielder so he'd yeah good bead and hits the ball very well so nice day be right there by Jalin Davis in Sacramento good for him and they played around rock and that was a tough series they just beat San Antonio a two out of three and both San Antonio run rock are tough tough teams and so far river catcher in first place or six games up Fresno right now so no player in baseball in a possibility to win that division and so many faces so many names are moving around yeah no kidding man the so that so no more trades but at all okay can still bring guys up in for the guys back to to replace so the sacrament expresses sincere Kereta express is definitely that still still active it is and just recently Rodriguez got option down a Sam Salman who now is up with the big club first time he's been in the big leagues Gustav V. two is he was released by Houston last winter came through of spring training extended spring training he's got a light side arm he can hit triple digits so he's on a bull pen really yeah and so far as now is a long man I thought he threw real well yesterday came in and put two innings on the border only giving up one hit struck out too so he's kind of like the long man we're Pomeranz well yeah yeah yeah I was impressed with him yesterday too so the bridge there and you got new faces in the bolts and bull pen Ronson now is in that set a parole rose yesterday you know I was watching the game and and I did NBC bay area with Kelly and Shaun last night and we both were kinda you know taken back as Marantz it comes into well two one three under first three hitters and not that wasn't like him and I and hopefully the change of being in the late innings doesn't affect the metal that's a good point you know it's a tough it's a tough scenario when you change what you're doing in the bull pen because now you gotta watch in Iran said the descent of man because route to take Dyson's roll animal lance and so did the change of the the bull pen arms have changed in order for one to ten what you give the they over the giants overall for trade there all right I give my ten right off the bat to get rid of Milan sin and this contract of eighteen point five million I thought that was the mobile to get three bodies from Atlanta to young kids and and of course jail in Davis I thought that was a huge move dice in Russia said Tyson was in that treat us are right I'm a lance and got traded real Lana a Dyson was traded to the twins that's who jail in Davis came from and the first one I thought was pretty good when they traded Pomeranz and ray black over till Milwaukee okay and picked up a great short stop and is John and is just search I I thought it was a lot of movement it was so fast the last half hour before the trade deadline you literally the yeah notes without really and all of a sudden happened Greek he goes to the D. to the to the Astros with all the a lot of money to go live is good well there's a lot of speculation too that the giants have Bumgardner going to Houston and a big package deal right and I guess far Honda said nope and Ryman and I was watching the MLB network and they were surprised that the Dodgers no the ache is pull out a lot of us through and I guess used is that okay they didn't do it we're going to do it well you know we're talking about some of the best starting staffs you know when you look at back will land or when they had Glavin Smoltz and your room try to think of the last one the right hander addicts yellow yes we should be to force you know those those three when you're comparing verna lander coal lined out in key lifestyle you know you start looking at you know teams that had some of the best rotation journal rotation yeah the aids you catfish and who else was on can host and yeah so you know you start looking at some of the great rotations and you know they're they're eat a lot of money no doubt but at the same time you know but I like I like it I like the fact that Houston so K. we going to do this because you know Hey we what we lost on the game's Cup here's a row and we got a feeling what it feels like to win a World Championship I like that feeling better now like anything else yeah and they're in it to win it I think that was a key move in do Badan is the player they picked up on Milwaukee was the top three prospect and of course they're playing around with I called the red rock earlier Round Rock and there and Texas right now doing all that they were just in San Antonio and so Sacramento is sixty one and fifty right now and one of the best seasons they've had and probably V. best season they have had since they've been in giants organise light okay so good stuff going on today of course giant city gonna win they lost two in a row lost the series against Philadelphia and and you know when you start looking Bumgarner he's the guy that has to do it and you know he's had a great season so far some of the great start she's had recently is is put some stellar numbers up and when you know when you start looking at Madison vita all hundred thirty nine innings already and he had a hundred and thirty nine last year after he had the season when he heard his finger solat hit back at him well last start against San Diego one through seven innings give a four hits a bomb of course only home run ball but you go back the cubs you pitch really well and any thru nine innings against the mass you'll give up one run of the giants of one one two three four five a little while seven stars the last supper that's a good measures and that's what you got to look at when you start looking at John grace been pitching good to hear lights out game against the Dodgers he threw eight innings three hits one earn so this is a good match of today John gray given up seventeen home runs for the city season Madison eighteen will always flying out of there in Colorado we all know that so all right we're gonna take a quick break here and how about going to great show ahead we're gonna out or under the eighty nine World Series team earthquake series when the ETS beat the giants and we're going to talk a lot about that as we progress and then nine thirty hours so join us as we honor them as the giants will honor them next son day and like I said earlier that game is changed to a four o'clock start ESPN is picking up the game three thirty is a celebration so we'll be right back on KNBR sports leader you are listening to on the hill with vita blue and bill Laskey sponsored by movie talkies markets with eight locations to serve you in.
"todd willie" Discussed on 1A
"This is one. I'm Todd Willie in for Joshua Johnson were talking about how humans navigate the world. And what GPS has meant for our ability to get around the part of our brain. We used to do that Jodi commented on our web page. I personally do not like using GPS. There is something unique about finding your own way. I still use maps, and such but usually signs and just a bit of adventure as will serve just as well sure I've been lost from time to time. But that is afforded me experiences. I would not have had if I just stayed on the freeway. Let me play you one other thought that might jog you vox, online came out with video about how we use GPS. They were all in. They saved that GPS can make you a better runner. Here's a clip. When I go running without my stuff. I sort of feel like almost like drowning little bit. Performance in running as measured by just a few variables distance time. In speed GPS makes it easy to monitor those elements in two thousand sixteen runners world conducted a survey of their global audience and found that eighty percent of runners GPS to track their runs I go for run attract my run, and I'm giving that data about that. Mara o'connor. They say that if you reduce your navigation to just the experience of running down to that little universe. GPS can't be beat right? And well, I think one distinction. I would make sounds to me. I think I'm familiar with that report that they're using it to track their run not necessarily to tell them where to go. And I think that's where I put more emphasis. I mean, I don't want to claim that I am total Luddite because there are times when GPS is incredibly useful. For instance, I can't seem to get around New Jersey without using APS. And I also do use it as a map, and it's an incredibly powerful map to be able to be shown where you are to zoom in to out. But the interesting thing about say using your smartphone as a map rather than a paper map as that paper map. Requires you to locate yourself. In real space and to compare the real environment to the environment represented in the map as Mark phone year sort of in your screen, and so I think I actually have started to think of a reliance on GPS as sort of a bigger question Mark about our level of involvement and dependence on devices in our lives in order to solve problems for us. And I would say that well, you can use these tools and incredibly creative and empowering ways, there's also value in using our own intelligence our own evolutionary endowed skills to find her way under our own our own power to use their own problem solving skills to do that. Said that we're basically outsourcing essential cognitive processes to these machines one are those processes, what are we what are we farm out to our tracking devices in our pockets when we do this yet, there's several different circuits in the brain that can be used in the task of navigation, and they correspond to different strategies..
"todd willie" Discussed on The Takeaway
"So who knows where we're going next well we know we're facebook went next today two billion active monthly users across the world twenty five thousand employees and if it's the sharing of information that thing that mark zuckerberg touted as a key feature of facebook a decade and a half ago it's what landed him before congress this week as facebook ceo dress not in that trademark hoodie but in a suit and tie facebook is an idealistic and often mystic company for most of our existence we focused on all the good that connecting people can do all of that optimism has run squarely into congressional oversight now mark zuckerberg was forced yet again to apologize for the abusive data from facebook users soccer testimony was motivated largely by reports that research firm cambridge analytica improperly gained access to data from eighty seven million facebook users use that information and shared it with an unknown list of third parties but it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being mm used for harm as well and that goes for fake news falter elections and hate speech as well as developers and data privacy we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and i'm responsible for what happens here i'm todd willie the takeaway we face a number of important issues all right senator so a number of things i think are important an important question here there are a number of important points most important center the most important thing is a really important one st important senator i think that that's important principles and those are all important question.
"todd willie" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Hey folks it's your monday takeaway for february fifth 2018 remember if you dig this podcast go subscribe on itunes or wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a rating or comment thanks this is the take away arm todd's willie thanks for being with us on this monday and congratulations to eagle's fans especially our friends listening on whyy in philadelphia today super bowl fifty two went to those philadelphia eagles a score of forty one to thirty three over the new england patriots philly quarterback nick holes led the eagles offense to a huge night anna championship in that trick play in the second quarter shocked everyone gave philly in early meanwhile trick plays they're not just for the super bowl because over the weekend president trump peered into the fbi's playbook as outlined in the infamous nunez memo and concluded that the federal bureau of investigation used trick plays to try and her trump the tricksters fbi leaders who used politically generated information to get surveillance warrants on trump advisor carter page the president says despite the fact that page had been under surveillance for years already another trick former fbi director james comey announcing just days before the 2016 election that the investigation into hillary clinton's emails was reopened colmey didn't say anything about the investigation into contacts between the trump campaign and russians still the president agrees with the wall street journal that the fbi is a tool of anti trump political actors and the president says the muller investigation looking at obstruction of justice is in american disgrace it can be easy to lose sight of what a remarkable.
"todd willie" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Hi this is the takeaway for wednesday january 31st 2017 this is the takeaway i'm todd's willie glad to have you with us on this wednesday on tuesday night president donald trump deliver his first state of the union address to a joint session of congress outside of the washington dc bubble there was a nation listening as well and today we want to give you the chance to speak tell us about the state of your you and mining village taylor and i'm calling from greenville south carolina difficult kelly canada my name's on her and i'm calling from portland oregon man paved from phil regaled pennsylvania and it's the floor is calling from curiel annoying look sharing union looking pretty bleak better than ever of freight is one of the reasons you scared to speak to luke's the power this is element and south and the state of mind union is demanding demanding in kidding me to be a blank gaze in access to the things are watching the meal from several different sources purposely including excuse that i don't agree with peers kevin lonely very optimistic customers were static the firings took off were making money and i'm very proud that we're finally standing up for america your voices from all across america on the state of your union i'm joined now by gene guerrero frontera supporter with kpb s and san diego california hygiene highgrade to be here also here's adrian ma who covers business in the economy for w cpn live idea stream in cleveland ohio adrian hello i thanks for having me and back with us michael pope reporter for virginia public radio michael thanks for being here thank you gene guerrero from cape ups in san diego i want to start with you and let's talk about immigration because the president spent quite a bit of a space in his speech on immigration last night tonight i am calling on congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed ms thirteen and other criminal gangs to break into our country we have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws and support our ice and border patrol agents these are great people these are great great.
"todd willie" Discussed on The Takeaway
"This is the takeaway for friday november 3rd 2017 this is the take away i todd's willie thanks for being with us today and let's start our friday in washington where president trump's pick to be the top scientists at the us department of agriculture is out sam clovis withdrew his nomination after being linked to robert muller's ongoing russia investigation the former iowa radio talk show host in senate candidate wrote to the president yesterday he said the political climate inside washington has made it impossible for meter received balanced and fair consideration for this position the relentless assaults on you and your team seemed to be a blood sport that only increase intensity each day that was all after it became clear that sam clovis was aware and may have helped guide george pompidou apple is his efforts to broker meetings between the trump presidential campaign and the russian government in the spring of 2016 last month you'll know the papa dopoulos pled guilty to lying to investigators about that and he's now cooperating with robert muller and his prosecutors sam clovis was also the trump campaign's cochairman he currently serves as usda senior white house adviser and as of now he's keeping that job now with more is rebecca bell house reporter for the wall street journal covering the white house and money in politics rebecca thanks for being here thanks for having me here's sam clovis on cnn in june of 2016 stumping for donald trump the leadership of the republican party needs to figure out what they want they want to get behind the presumptive nominee who will be the nominee of this party and make sure that we do everything we can't when in november or were just asking them if they can't do that then just shut the ele a rebecca who is sam clovis and how exactly did he end up nominated to be the chief science officer for the usta.