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New Hampshire Legislator Calls to Rally Others to Run for Office
"And one of the things I did is Had enormous number of books as you can tell, and I went through them, and I tried to pick what I considered the most, uh Iconic and most powerful for them. On the left. And then, uh, take the sections that I thought were most important and then sort of narrow those down and then explain them. And then in the end of each chapter tied together, And then, of course, the end of the book say We got a rally Now. Do you see things changing at all? You know you're a state rep in New Hampshire. I don't think people are very happy with what's going on in this country. Do you? No, they're not. I see that people are absolutely rallying, usually after an election things quiet down, but we've had people getting involved staying involved going to town Council meetings. School board meetings. We had the Wyndham audits for those ballots that had been miscounted because of those folds and we see people that are involved every day here and we have some more opportunities for people to get involved. We actually have two special. We've already had two special elections where 400 person health. We have two more special elections scheduled and we might have another four. So there's opportunities for people to run and get involved and be involved both at the state level as well as next spring for their town cities or school board, So it's a really exciting time because there's so much momentum carrying over So many people that are still so involved, and I'm hoping that we can really keep moving this forward. Uh,
Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in California After Democrats ‘Defund Police’
"News. We got to cover lot of lot of stories a lot of things. I want to tackle barbara boxer being mugged. Wow in oakland city. The defunding the police great. What's it gonna take for democrats to open their eyes. Barbara boxer what does she eighty one years old retired. Us senator walking on a street in her in her community of oakland california in broad daylight and is mugged and assaulted and her cell phone taken. Tell me a little cheese. She i saw the quote this morning. She's still insisting well. There's no defending the police going on. Of course she was one of the worst of the worst. Not a very nice lady. You might remember she browbeat. I think it was an admiral. Who called her. Ma'am she was offended. Being called ma'am that's a classic. Barbara boxer moment been delayed. Mammoth the la cpr doing favorite. Could you say senator. Instead of ma'am. I worked so hard to get that title so i'd appreciate in slinky. Yup and i met her once. She's just as arrogant as obnoxious as you expect her to be. But i'm grateful grateful. She wasn't hurt. Thank goodness she wasn't knocked to the ground or stomped. As many elderly people have been in big cities around the
CDC Expected to Backpedal on Some Masking Guidelines
"The CDC is expected to back pedal on its masking guidelines two and a half months ago the agency eased its guidance for fully vaccinated people in most indoor settings you can show your mass but today director Richelle Beletsky CDC is expected to announce the fully vaccinated put the mask back on indoors in parts of the nation where the corona viruses surging due to the delta variants a federal official says the new guidance will come this afternoon several cities and towns have already restored their own indoor masking rules Sager mag ani at the White House
1 Person Dead, 4 Still Missing in German Chemical Explosion
"An explosion at an industrial park the chemical companies in Germany has killed at least one person with over a dozen injured and others still missing the explosion at a waste management facility in a city near Cologne sent a large black cloud into the air Germany's federal office for civil protection and disaster assistance initially had classified the incident as an extreme threat but later the Cologne Bonn department tweeted that measurements of the S. pollution did not show any kind of abnormality however police want all residents to stay inside and warm people from outside the city to avoid the region I'm Charles de Ledesma
Cardinal, 9 Others on Trial at Vatican in Money Scandals
"The trial is opening within the Vatican City with the hearings held in a large hole converted into a courtroom in the Vatican museums the case is based on a sprawling probe into the alleged criminal management of the holy see's portfolio of assets including donations by countless Catholics in the pews since an eighty five hundred page indictment was issued in early July prosecutors have filed some fifty thousand pages of supplementary documentation while defense lawyers say they haven't had sufficient time to study the material looming large in the probe is the Vatican's disastrous London real estate investment I'm Charles hello that's my
Soler Hits 2 HRs, Again, as Royals Beat White Sox 4-3
"With the support of three solo home runs Kansas city starting pitcher Mike minor outdueled Dallas Crichel in the Royals four three win over the Chicago White Sox minor got the win and the Royals captured their sixth straight a season high we've been beat some good teams Tigers were hot when they came in Milwaukee is a first place team I think and then Chicago officer first place team so we've been playing really well and and guys kind of feed off that kind of knowing that you know we're being these teams and and you know why can't we win minor limited the white Sox two three hits and struck out seven in six innings Jorge Soler homered twice and Andrew benintendi added a solo shot Greg Echlin Kansas city
Durham Report into Trump-Russia Investigation: Has It Uncovered Criminal Activity?
"John solomon so much. This guy's first things first you've reported about it devin. Newness intimated kit kit. It be the dharam report is finally going to be released. There are certainly a lot of signs that durham is in the final stages his investigation. I've talked to people that have talked to him or lawyers that are representing people. There's been a lot of activity a lot of writing a lot of questions. A lot of follow up and the real question is. Are we just going to get a report telling us what we know happened or might we get some criminal charges. Devin nunes think there'll be some criminal charges that's consistent with some of the behavior i've seen had going on with grand jury activity and other things but you know there are other also intimations that just going to be a report. We'll have to wait and see no matter what it is. We waited for it a longtime nearly three years. It will be nice to finally get the complete story of what really went wrong in the russia collusion investigation but this this went from being an administrative report to being a criminal one over a year ago so if if it if it was converted. Surely that only happens when you have evidence of some kind of punitive crime. No john there's no doubt they had evidence of a crime. Clearly we saw already right one. Fbi or former fbi pleaded guilty to falsifying evidence. There's clearly other evidence of crimes. The question is in this political environment. Can they get an indictment by a grand jury in a city like washington or new york. Which are the two most likely indictment locations. That's a question we don't know But you know the facts clearly layout other examples of fraud or deception. Intentional deception of pfizer. Court the only question is can they get a grand jury to do it. What i have seen though is very thorough evans. A very thorough investigation. John durham has been working every angle. For for many many
Youtuber Shoe On Head's Claim of 7-Year-Old Selling Lemonade for Brain Surgery Bogus
"I guess there was some demonstration in new york city about health gap. And you know at anti a radio one of the signs patients not prophets right because it's a charity right. Health health can be run as a charity and she is holding in her post on instagram. A placard taken from and newspaper and it's a headline so i stopped to read it. I want to talk about it. Why because it's a beautiful case study of useful idiocy and propaganda headline that she photocopied. Oh somebody gave to her on the on the placard girl seven cells limousine to pay for brain surgery. Wow shocking right. A girl seven years old cells lemonade and the lemonade stand to pay for her brain surgery. How outrageous and underneath she scribbled or somebody skill on the plant gone on the headline. This underlying should never underline happened in the richest on the line country on earth on the line. I wonder why she underlined earth. You creationist. i don't think so. This should never happen in the richest country on your i. Did i agree with you. Shoot if i may. I agree with you. Seven-year-old girl shouldn't have to sell lemonade for her brain surgery. The trouble is issue. It never happened. Yeah because i was so incensed by the story thinking yeah. I'm an american. This is wrong. You know what i did. I was actually driving home from waiting. I mentioned earlier. My wife was driving. So i i was in the passenger seat and i use this thing called the interwebs yes. I'm older than you. But i do know how to do this. Which is surprising. Because you're on youtube. Your bidding younger than me so i thought maybe you had done this yourself and the third the third story i looked at when i put in seven year old girl brain surgery. Lemonade ended. I wasn't complicated. The third story i looked at was from web. Md and it was a lengthy story from this. You know serious website on medical issues that broke down who it was what was wrong with her which hospital where she was at and eliminate story. And what did. I find in paragraph seven or eight which i sent to shoe. Just you know being decent citizen. Her parents insurance cover the costs of the brain surgery. She sold some lemonade to do one. Pay for ancillary things to have frames. Be able to fly to her clinic. It's an otter complete gas lighting. Lie it is the worst propaganda using the sickness of. Hfs for your political ends. Shame on us shoe
New York City, California Order Government Workers to Get COVID Vaccine
"New York City will require all city workers to get coronavirus vaccines by mid September or get weekly covid 19 testing. If not, this is about keeping people safe. This is about making sure our families get through Covid. Okay, This is about bringing back jobs. You name it, California's governor, announcing they'll require proof of vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and health care employees as well. ST Louis Mayor reimposing the mask mandate their civil
California, NYC to Require Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
"On the city state and federal levels more Americans are being required to get cold at nineteen vaccines as the delta variants surges in California governor Gavin Newsom says it's no longer optional for government employees this is a requirement to prove event accentuated same deal in New York City mayor bill de Blasio says either get the shots or get tested once a week president Biden says the VA is now the first major federal agency requiring Kobe nineteen shots and all docs working and facilities are going to have to be vaccinated officials are encouraged acts in Asian rates are starting to rise again offering hope of those who were reluctant to are changing their minds Sager may got me at the White House
Could Bitcoin Be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? [A
"Bitcoin gives palestinians a powerful avenue for peaceful protest and the opportunity to find sovereignty among oppressive economic policies. One day last week. I spoke to a bitcoin user inside the gaza strip he asked to remain anonymous and go by the name of calm the arabic word for eagle as he took a large personal risk to talk to me. We spoke on telegram and had to time our call as uqaab only has a few hours of 'electricity per day for him. Our chat was in the middle of the night a palestinian friend. Help translate the call live as we spoke. It was hard to fathom what life was like on the other end of the line. Uqaab was talking to us from rafa a city in the southern part of gaza. A war zone only a few weeks removed from being heavily bombed by the israeli military. I felt like i was speaking to someone from a different planet. He spoke of roads. Destroyed buildings vaporized power cut in supplies restricted. A map of israeli missile strikes link provided makes gaza looked like swiss cheese and gives a sense of the structural damage. Cobb asked me to consider how bad things have been economically around the world even in the us because the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns and said now imagine what. It's been like for us one checkpoint. It's always open. The gaza strip is a piece of territory. Roughly five miles wide and twenty eight miles long sandwiched between israel southwestern corner the egyptian sinai and the mediterranean sea
Arizona Congressional Candidate Eli Crane Is in a Winnable District
"So I got Eli Crane coming up at the top of the hour Congressional candidate from Arizona Former Navy seal You may have seen him on shark tank. What did you have that bottle breacher thing, But he's in a very winnable district. I got him coming up at the top of the hour, so we'll ask him some questions and where his campaign stands, how he's doing. I like you know, these are winnable district, So I like to have candidates. Candidates are from these winnable districts and highlight, hopefully help them along. You know? Running in some of these races, folks you ever here and I don't want to get off target, But you ever hear of the cook? You're going to be involved in politics. You really need to know this number what it means. Right. Click like you know, Cook in the kitchen. After guy. His last name is Cook, and it stands for the partisan value Index. You need to look at up for every congressional district. You either want to get involved in or you know, support candidates said. Because there is some districts that and I'm not saying you shouldn't get bombed. We shouldn't run quality candidates, but our candidly not not winnable by almost simple math. In other words, If you're looking at a New York City district in certain areas of the Bronx or Upper Manhattan, they have cook partisan value indexes. Of You know, D plus 30. And what it does is it measures the party affiliation? Uh, the Democrats the measures the congressional performance over the average of two presidential cycles as compared to the presidential race point being if it's a Democrat, Plus, like six or seven district or higher, the chances of winning are almost nil. Bring that up because Cranie like cranes in a district. It's very winnable, according to the Cook PV II, So it's an R, plus two and as a Democrat in there now So these are winnable
NYC to Require Vaccines or Weekly Testing for City Workers
"New York City will require nearly all municipal workers to get vaccinated by September or undergo weekly corona virus tests mayor bill de Blasio says the vaccine mandates starts September thirteenth every single city employee will be expected to be either vaccinated or be tested weekly this means everybody he says the city tried purely voluntary for over half a year and every form of incentive the limit was reached it's time for more mandates and he's urging the private sector to do the same this is about our recovery this is about what we need to do to bring back New York City this is about keeping people safe the bloody says seventy one percent of adults in the city have had at least one dose of the vaccine Julie Walker New York
Imprisoned 'Dating Game Killer' Alcala Dies in California
"The man they called the dating game killer has died on death row in California Rodney James Alcala may have killed as many as one hundred thirty people across the country say authorities he was sentenced to death in twenty ten for five murders in California in the late seventies he appeared on TV's the dating game in nineteen seventy eight the following year he killed a twelve year old girl prosecutors say he raped one woman with a claw hammer and would repeatedly strangled and resuscitate his victims to prolong their agony a prosecutor in Orange County city killed people because he enjoyed it a caller was seventy seven he died of natural causes at a hospital in California according to prison officials I'm Rita Foley
More Rain to Hit China's Flood-Ravaged Henan Province
"More heavy rain is expected in central China's flood ravaged Hannan province where the death toll has risen to around seventy focuses say cities already hard hit now face more heavy down poles complicating rescue efforts and attempts to deliver water and food teams are working hard plugging gaps in dykes well fresh storms will put more pressure on bases used to divert and hold floodwaters further help is coming from the military with helicopters used to bring drinking water medicine food and other relief items to around twenty thousand people in in accessible areas the flooding that began July seventeen who's affected almost thirty million people and it collapsed nearly nine thousand homes I'm Charles the last month
At Least 7 Dead in Multi-Vehicle Pileup in Utah Sandstorm
"Sandstorm in Utah yesterday afternoon. It happened on Interstate 15, about 160 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah Highway Patrol said the pile up occurred during a period of high winds that caused the dust or sand storm, which reduced visibility. One deputy died and another deputy, was wounded in a
The Early Life of Bernice Arthur
"Bernice frankel was born on may thirteenth nineteen twenty two in new york city. She was the second of philip. And rebecca rankles three daughters when be was eleven. Her father moved the family to cambridge maryland to run a clothing store. The was the tallest girl in her class resulting in typical middle school awkwardness. In addition to the run of the mill challenges of adolescence. These family was also one of the only jewish families in town and they were subject to anti-semitism to overcome her insecurities be developed. A cutting sense of humor. Even winning the title of wittiest girl in her class at cambridge high at the age of twenty be became one of the first women to enroll in the us marine corps women's reserve paperwork from the interview process notes that she came off as argumentative and overly aggressive one reviewer went so far as to write officious but probably a good worker if she has her own way after basic training be worked first as a typist in the marine headquarters in washington. Dc before transferring to the motor transport. School where served as a truck driver and dispatcher and cherry point north carolina. She was honorably discharged in nineteen. Forty five at the rank of staff sergeant in nineteen forty. Seven be married fellow marine robert allen arthur after leaving the marines be attended the franklin institute of science and arts and worked as a lab technician for a year before moving to new york city to pursue show business.
Gun Violence in America: Defining the Problem
"It's happening all over and all too often. America struggles to emerge from one pandemic. The nation is besieged by another. We got stopped at once in college. We got a mail shot down. get down. The country tries to recover from kobe. Nineteen with it's unfair burdens and incomprehensible death toll and is thickened new by gun violence with it's unfair burdens and ever growing death toll. Taking their knives he had shot and killed of my son. And my daughter police say the increase in shootings is much of the time due to urban gangs but there are also variants involving warring drug traffickers mass shootings domestic violence and suicide. All of it experts say fueled by the health and economic strains wrought by cova nineteen and powered by the uniquely american affinity for an access to guns joke when i ran crime. Strategies can't shoot somebody without a gun as the police commissioner in new york city identify. Who's carrying guns. The going out there making the arrests taking the gun off the street is great but really what we need. Is we need the individual carrying a gun district and yet guns proliferate with consequences for a cross section of american families. My name is crystal turner. I currently reside in jacksonville florida. And i'm speaking with you erin today because unfortunately two of my biological children My twenty nine year old daughter and my twenty three year old son the at that time both murder together. to of crystal turner's grown children were victims of a shooting in columbus. Ohio fueled by domestic violence. Her daughter genera had filed for divorce from roy. Harveson who then came to the parking lot of the daycare center. She founded and ambushed her and her brother at lunchtime on at twelve noon. There were twenty two rounds. That were found. A lot of couples have job stress. Childcare stress with postpartum the difference here was a gun yes access to again roy. Harveson is now serving a life sentence
"us city" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Hello, and welcome to multiple twenty, four, the oven est the show all about the cities we live in I'm under talk coming up on today's program narrative snow of Yes. I wasn't just elected to pursue my platform was elected some somehow and other vindicate some larger cause and you're the enemy and you have to be vanquished. That's recipe for disaster we check in on the state of the Union as the United States prepares for one of its most anticipated elections in decades I'm. Joined by the former mayor of the country's capital to get his view on the things that mattered most during his tenure at the helm of Washington DC, as well as discussing some of the important factors to consider for American cities looking beyond current administration we also take a closer look at some of the urban issues that have sprung up during the past four years with Donald Trump in the oval office as all coming up right here on the East with me Andrew Talk. We're just days away from an historic election likes of which US citizens have never seen before. All eyes are on the US right now and on today show we want to look at how? Are impacted by who takes up residence at the White House and how those in charge from city mayors all the way up to the occupier of sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue can influence what goes on at street level. Well, I'm joined today, discuss the past present and future of American cities by the former mayor of the country's capital. Anthony Williams. Anthony was mayor of Washington DC from one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine to two, thousand seven, and is now the CEO of the Federal City Council. Antony, thank you so much for joining us I. I wanted to talk to you about a recent award. You received the prize for visionaries in of and Development from the urban, Land Institute. When you look back at your tenure at the helm of DC and what this prize is recognizing, what are some of the ways that you implemented Eurovision to deliver change in the city or think my vision focus way was really around rebuilding the city focusing on the neighborhoods and where we could prioritize different neighborhoods in different ways based on their level of need all neighborhoods should get attention from the city but different neighborhoods different apologies in different circumstances require different interventions so you. Know, it's not a question of doer question of how you you know intervene, and so you know where was a real estate wave where we productive for intervene? Were there actually was a rise in prices investor interests, and then farther afield where could we make key infrastructure investments? It may be it was major transpositions of land moving government agencies encourage long range investment in those neighborhoods human services investments in those neighborhoods. Neighborhoods were a big initiative streets like fourteenth street or h street. Recognizing, that great streets part of Medical Grade Sturdy. So refurbish should these streets initially by making the key government investments that would invite the private investment to follow the downtown core major investments in Sports Entertainment Convention Center building on what had happened with a major sports arena area called Gallery Place Eighth Street Barrick's roll, which gets to waterfronts in a major emphasis on the waterfronts particularly the Anacostia River and in focusing a vision for the Anacostia. River not only focusing on the waterfront of showpiece for the city of Center for investment in the city, I think an opportunity to show inclusive development in the city also an opportunity to especially broadened the lens the Focal Lens when you look at Washington d from simply the National Mall to include more of what we call in Washington DC The people sitting not just a federal enclave. So I would say those four things really part of. You use the important race inclusive, and I know the will mess as a an interesting balancing act between regeneration and the things that can bring his gains and winds, and then the fact that sometimes in that process, it's difficult to keep the connections with communities who feel that perhaps progress is they're expensive cost and they get displaced or they don't feel they're part of the same journey and city like DC, which is richly multicultural where many communities may not feel that they have the same access to power how difficult was. It to articulate that need to regenerate the downtown core to change the waterfront. But to also explain to people how they could be part of that journey or think it was difficult but I tried you basically tell a story I always her hokey analogy of how the city was a badly driven overloaded underpowered card. A tough road on a rough road was a rough road is it's hard being a city are badly driven cars at previous government had done a good job in running the city of driving the car if you will. underpowered because like many American cities in Washington DC in particular a lot of revenue isn't available to the city not just because of economic history the lack of investment, which is arbitrary laws that were put in place Washington DC doesn't have representation. We did really have us to about sixty percent of our tax base. Then over voted in that, you know the American city and I think I've worked with the urban agent London's who are. On, cities around the world I think is true in many cities. There's a tension in the city between managing your finances of you're sitting itself. That's you have a stewardship there and a broader vision for the city of uplifting people, which is important but it's attention with keeping your finances in order I'm not saying you don't try for the ladder you have to, but you have to always understand there's balancer. And tell me I. Know in many of the interviews you've given and many of the profiles have been done if you in the past this notion of being a Catholic financial controller, somebody who understood how the budget was ron was very important to you and the need to balance the books. You have a passed in the world of finance but why is so vital? Do think to good governance of a city like Washington DC or any city to make sure that you are balancing those books or write about this to me I think when you're running a city, you're responsible for the quotation and sustainability of the public realm, not just a physical space, but a community and the center of this community. Is. Public. Cross accountability, transparency faith in credit all those kinds of things settled expectations if people don't have that, it's impossible to build. The public services, a public education, the public safety. Public Amenities. Are Glitch. Vibrant community is built so people have to have that trust and that's why the finances are. So important I always I believe you know investors are willing to come to a place. They're always pioneer investors all you have to show them. It's a steady things and show them the things get worse and then start building a positive.
"us city" Discussed on PRI's The World
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"us city" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Not everyone is happy about that. Notably Orthodox Christians in Turkey Elizabeth Pro Drama is director of Tuft Universities Initiative on Religion Law and Diplomacy Elizabeth. How is this moment being felt in the religious world? I think this is a moment by any any believer of any faith tradition. It's a moment of great sadness, because the circumstances and the causes for the reversion of the. UNESCO World Heritage Site to a mosque I. Think are ones that all people of faith who prioritize freedom of conscience, belief and religion understand very problematic. So, what concerns do Orthodox Christians have an, are they? The only religious minority concerned about this? For Orthodox Christians in particular, the Greek Orthodox community in Turkey, which is really only about fifteen hundred to two thousand people, they are very concerned, because it's a direct message to them that they continue to be subject to the arbitrary wins of the Turkish State, but that message I think felt more broadly certainly by Armenian Orthodox Christians by Jews and Turkey by Syriac Orthodox Christians. Christians in Turkey by Alawites who the Turkish state considers to be non-conforming Muslims, so this is a message about religious donuts and hegemony president of Turkey has been very straightforward about this. He's spoken about this as a conquest, a re-conquest and I think that's the concern for a vulnerable communities, but also for members of the majority Sunni community who would not have supported this move. So understandably, critics of president say this is a political move What are his motivations with this conquest? As he calls it well, many people point to I think rightly so the fact that there's a paradox at work here. That this is a moment of great strength for one, but in fact speaks to his declining domestic support, due to the country's economic free fall over the last several years, and now that mapped onto the economic problems created by the COVID, nineteen pandemic, but beyond that I think the real motivations are that and we've seen since was elected in two thousand and two November his view has been to recreate Turkey as a new Ottoman Empire, and that means domestically ought to make all. All the sorts of legislative and social changes that he has done successively regarding what he considers to be acceptable Islamic practice, and then also in terms of re-conquest talked about Sarajevo to Baghdad Andalucia triple car, so we're talking Spain to Pakistan Bosnia to Iraq you know. This is a message to people outside of Turkey that the conquest of Turkey's a Yes afia museum moss is the first step to reconquering what he sees as lost territory that once belonged to the Ottoman Empire. Are Some of his critics, also you. Muslim I mean some Muslims must see through this and the political capital. Everyone's trying to build, but. Are they resentful that he's playing the religion card ABS, absolutely I mean inside Turkey, a we know from any empirical measure that one wants to use that. The country has moved quite rapidly over the last eighteen years in the direction of a of a dictatorship at least authoritarian regime for us that kind of language, but dictatorship that's meant that Turkey for example has more journalists in prison than any other country in the world including China. It's meant you know a dramatic limitation on free speech free press. Freedom of assembly all the things that one associates with a healthy democracy and so trigger, citizens have been subjected to that. If they're seen as quote, unquote enemies of the state, so this is just one more step is kind of arbitrary decisions, and there are also amongst Turkish citizens, Muslims and non Muslims alike, this is the deliberate instrumentalization of religion, and that goes back to them the geopolitical implications of this decision and the decision to do it. It today by the way on the twenty fourth of July, which is the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Wazzan, which establish the boundaries of the Turkish state, and which included protection for the country's religious minorities and president, one has stated publicly that he would like to abrogate Katrina of and redraw the borders of Turkey multi-layered symbolism. Would you say Elizabeth the Turks and democracy in Turkey were better served when the huggies esophageal was a museum. Yes I, would I think it would be great if the structure could be used with its original intention as a museum and a World Heritage Site, it becomes a space then for people of all traditions, and also for people who have no faith tradition to appreciate the magnificence of a site that was treated as a sacred space, but which is now an architectural, an aesthetic and a historical gift to the world. Elizabeth Promo Director of Tuft Universities Initiative on Religion Law and diplomacy. Thank you very much for being with us today to talk about this. Thank you Marco. The evolution of dolls in this country going backwards in time you got your groovy girls than American girl, cabbage patch kids, and then all the way back to the.
"us city" Discussed on PRI's The World
"By passengers. What exactly happened in the sky is unclear. Iranian media are reporting that the American fighter plane had been harassing the jet us. Central Command says their plane had conducted a quote standard visual inspection. What is clear here however is that this incident could further strained tensions between the US and Iran Nagar Mortazavi is in America analysts and host of the Iran podcast. Nagar civilian passenger jet having an encounter like this with a fighter jet, we heard the scare that put into the passengers. It does seem pretty unusual. What is your reaction to this news? It does and as you were saying decision sky of Syria although there are saying the passenger flight was on A. Frequent. Are there standard route going towards Lebanon? But we have to see this in the broader context of first of all the Syrian and also Iran tensions in the past year, but I think what's most important and we need to be sensitive about is that civilians on a passenger plane were injured, and it could have been put even into more dangerous oh think. Reading that statement from Centcom just seems like there isn't enough sensitivity to the danger that the civilians were put in. So that's what happened in the skies over Syria. Can you tell us a little bit about the significance of the territory over where this took place in this area of southwestern? Syria Altaf so this is part of the bigger anti Isis operation and I don't WanNa. Get into an international law discussion. Discussion of all of this, but the presence on the ground in Syria depending on who you ask by different forces can be questionable. What what goes beyond that is not just a military presence is the this sort of harassing of civilians around the presence, because what we hear from the commander from from Sun come is that in order to protect their forces in the beings? This plane as fighter jet was doing routine. More Standard Procedure of evaluating whether this is a civilian plane or not. I, think that is what makes it even more, questionable or disturbing. How the are just approach? This passenger plane in order to protect a military presence on on a war torn we jam. So the big picture here is relations between the US and Iran Art, low point, and this is just the latest in a string of incidents said have inflamed tensions. What could this episode due to exacerbate things further? We've seen in the past year. Despite an increase in the military tension of all incidents in the Persian Gulf the killing of their in a general Iranian retaliation on the Iraqi, based on your sources, and all of that we see that both sides are trying to just keep it a step before an actual conventional war, it seems like neither the trump administration and or the regime don't want to get into a fool on war with the other side, but then. Then at the same time despite their reluctance, things can get out of hand very quickly. It's Volta Region, and you know it can have a domino effect and quickly escalate into something that maybe neither of the two sides eventually wanted, but done with a poxy spread in the region, and all of these allies and foes of each side is just a very dangerous situation that the two sides have put each other in and I wanNA point out that all of this tension was escalated, basically wouldn't president trump decided to pull out of the Iran deal cut diplomatic communications with Iran, and just go towards this path of escalation, intense, shun and no openings our diplomatic channels. Negative Mortazavi. Analysts and host of the Iran podcast good to speak with you, thank you. Thanks Marco. A momentous day for Muslims in Turkey today..
"us city" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Be met through. India brought the Indian newspaper you just met once. He walked and I just liked his sense of humor. He made me feel comfortable. And that was it. It works. We've seen were at work. Yeah, but it didn't work for the director of Indian matchmaking smart. The moon drew a decade ago. Her anxious mom tried to find her a husband that was a kind of a strange time in my life, because I was in this experiment with my mother where. She just took over my dating life. That's whence Murthy Mitzi metropolitan area the matchmaker. The first thing she ever said to me was the lion. She says in the show in India now it is neither just breaking biscuits. Distressing for her, because she was trying at that time to figure out how to keep up with new ideas about marriage and partnership in all of that smartly was intrigued, she pitched a film about Seema's work to a production company and I was told that time that Oh. The show will only work if like she matched, makes what they called it. The time Americans which means white people that was the implication so smirke put it aside until a year ago when she pitched it again to net flicks. The company's trying to expand globally and is especially interested in the South Asian market, and they were like immediately like. Yes, that could be a show. The intense Murphy. Says was to make the show for an Indian audience, and it was a conscious choice to not explain everything because we didn't. We weren't making the show for the white gays so to speak, there's been. Discussion Online and among Indian families and friends. Since the show debuted a week ago, one big issue people point out is the overt preference for a fair skin tone, Indian Canadian Ashani. Nath wrote a review of the show for the South Asian site Juggernaut in the show. Frequently will refer to people being quote unquote good matches because they're fair tall, and they come from a good family. The Moores Gorgeous his talk and be warned doll. They want fair. They want from a good family is fat and good looking, but at the same time there wasn't a critique of that. There wasn't a participant in the show who spoke in criticism of that and I think that. That was a missed opportunity. Ishani says there's also no discussion of the rule of cast their hereditary class system based on Hinduism. Some Indian parents still want their children to marry within their caste, reconciling those old cultural beliefs with the current search for life partner can be difficult for young Indian adults who were raised to think differently. Indian matchmaking shows some of the pressure Indian parents exert like with. A shy young man in Mumbai, whose mother lectures him repeatedly about finding a wife? Finally. Finalists they don't as my no look. There are also examples of how terrifyingly blunt. Some Indian elders can be I've had massive insecurity use. People would come to me that You're never gonNA find anybody could lose some weight. The matchmaking portrayed in the show leaves out Non Hindus and lgbtq people reviewer Ashani Neth says that's part of why. She's always resisted her family's attempts to match. Make her. I don't think arranged. Marriage is bad, necessarily gets just that some of the things that it normalizes and the people that disadvantages are not okay especially in this moment of combating intake. And thinking about who, in our society is systemic disadvantaged? It is extremely important to be critical about these institutions within our communities. Indian matchmaking directors more Thune says she recognizes that as an independent producer. She struggled for years to get financing for projects focused on social justice issues. Until this Netflix show happened as the only south as a person on the key creative team. I had. Had to represent every day. You know and think about everything, and of course like that's tough, and you're GonNa Miss Things and you're gonNA. You know get a few things wrong. SMART thing says they didn't want to sanitize the show. They wanted reveal everything about matchmaking. Good and bad I knew more people were going to watch this access to. This isn't anything else I've ever made? I wanted it to start conversations. I wanted it on wanted to kick harness smirk never took to the matchmaking tradition herself. She.
"us city" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Uber drivers across Europe have some demands. They WanNa know what data the company collects about them, and exactly how it's used so this week they're taking the company and its Algorithms to court. Here's the world's Lydia Amanda. Do James Far used to drive for Uber in London today he's locked in a legal battle with the company Uber was holding a lot of data that I did I didn't have access to uber collects all sorts of information about its drivers while they're on the job that includes their location when they're late for pickup. Pickup what routes they take farces drivers don't have adequate to that data and that they don't know how. It's being used to make decisions that could impact their work. Here's an example. He gave me from when he was still driving for Uber or went to airports and got airport. You have to pick the passenger up inside a car park that you have to pay to enter. He gets to the designated pickup parking lot and the person cancels their ride. Have to leave the car park and I I have to pay four pounds. And I have no fair to offset so I wrote to Uber them to to credit me four pounds, and they did, but far says they also did something else. He claims that Uber Without Him, knowing at the time attached an inappropriate behavior tag on his driver profile, which could only be accessed internally, bite lubar employees far could see it. He's the only found out about it. Because of a glitch on the Uber App, which revealed several other tags including one four negative attitude, Uber declined to comment on this. What I really want to know is if you're touching tax to my. My profile. How are you processing those Tixx? And what are the outcomes for me of that processing? Does it impact the quality and quantity of work on going to be offered? By Uber, could it lower his driver rating or get him kicked off the platform entirely to get answer as far and other members of the APP drivers in Couriers Union the AD. You are taking to court the ADC is a union in the UK that represents people in the GIG economy far cofounded it after he stopped driving for Uber in two thousand sixteen. We have thrived to understand. How do the? Algorithm sausage machine is processing our personal data on what kind of outcomes there are as a result of that Antony. Eker says Uber Drivers have that right under European data privacy laws. ECKERD's representing far and others. In this case this week they filed a request to the Amsterdam District Court to order Uber to comply with the EU's general data protection, regulation or GDP are Amsterdam is where Uber has its European headquarters, and where the case will be decided based on the GDP, our drivers do have a right to be formed about data processing to gain. Gain access to the data in a statement Uber told the world that it already does this that when a driver requests their data Uber handed over to them with some exceptions, the company said for example they won't share requested data if doing so infringes on the rights of another person. ECKERD the lawyer says Uber is overstating how transparent it's been, and that the company needs to do more to disclose what information it's collecting, and finally importantly Uber must inform the drives about the profiling automated decision. Making that goes on within the UBER driver at. This court request comes at a critical week for Uber. As the company's making a last ditch effort to reverse a major decision in another case that's made it all the way up to the case. Top Court defeat for Uber Victory for its drivers we'll. We'll see in a landmark case in London. A tribunal ruled that Uber Drivers are in fact, workers, not self employed contractors. It's important. This was back in two thousand, sixteen James Far. The driver from earlier was actually one of the people who initiated this case. That drivers should be treated as workers and receive benefits like holiday and sick pay and a minimum wage uber, which argued that drivers are independent contractors, not employees lost and has been appealing the decision since the final word is now up to the UK's to premium court, which heard from both sides earlier this week. Experts say taking together. These decisions could have huge implications, not just for Uber drivers from millions of GIG workers all over Europe for the world. Emily Lehman Lee. Back in the spring Israel took action right away to slow the spread of the corona virus. Kids stayed home from school for weeks, but then toward the end of the school year a decision was made reopen the schools. Parents and teachers were taken by surprise. Wade did not feel like we had any adequate time to prepare for that audit to make shaw that the was appropriately equipped for that many students coming back in one go and things did not go well. The virus came back in a big way spreading through dozens of Israeli schools. Once more authorities sent students home now the preparing for classes to begin again in the fall and looking to avoid the mistakes of the spring. Getting Ready to go back to school during a pandemic in Israel, we'll have that story for you on Monday. You're listening to the world. I'm Marco Werman your with the World China has fired back in the new diplomatic war of consulates. The trump administration ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to shutdown secretary of State Mike pompeo called China's Houston consulate, a hub of spying and intellectual property theft. We been the knee now. Our! Children's children may be at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party. Whose actions in the primary challenge today? 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"us city" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Some of the people that help stand the department up. That helped build this department. We mentioned earlier. How in addition to protecting the US from threats? In addition to responding to national disasters and national emergencies, you don't one huge factor in mission of the Department of Homeland Security is relationships with state and local departments, also the public. Being able to have the public come forward with tips, being able to have the public trust the law enforcement agencies that are designed to protect them, and if you speak to some of the officials that helps down this department up, it's their primary concern. Before we close, you have any other, thought it like to convey to our listeners. I mean going forward I suppose I'm curious in one thing that I will be focused on him. My reporting is Jiang on as well the story in Portland because as we noted. Both the federal, the federal authorities do not seem intent on. Pulling out at this time. And the local authorities continued to want them to, so it seems we are still at a stalemate there, but I think one thing that it's important to remember is just how broad the mission set of this department is in. Wow, we focus on these deployments I'll be interested on how the department continues to respond to some of the other crisis that we're facing this country. The Corona virus cyber threats immigration matters as well national security threats. Terrorism threats there so many. Many issues at this department is responsible for an I know. Ways mean to say that the this department of two hundred and four hundred thousand employees is not working on all the issues I'm sure that career fficials in there are, but there is a question of when the focus. Yes, rhetorically wise is so exclusively on one thing my question is will send a message down throughout the facet of the department. It's something that that will try to report out so. Thank you son that. Being with us. Thanks so much for having me. At that telephone for today. Thanks to those of you. Who reached out? Tim Me To let me know what you need to cover. During this very difficult time. Do continue to let us know what's on your mind. You can find us on facebook and twitter or sent an email. The Yard Punt CADs Dad Deputy Mute Dot Org. Are theme is it gives composed by Jim Brown, Berg and in lands or a Wanderley. This show is produced by Rebecca Kaufman. Alison Brody and Sandra Baker are engineer is my chick. Thanks for listening. Please do wear those masks. I'll talk to you next week. I'm Diane Rate..
"us city" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Here's. My conversation with Alan Kay, no young's. He's The New York Times. Homeland Security correspondent. So, the question becomes. How likely are the federal agent going to spread through out the country in ways that in my view I? Mean I hate to use this phrase, but. They look like Brown shirts. They are not wearing identification for the most part. They weren't in Portland certainly to begin with. They are hosting people, and then letting them go without charging them. They are frightening people, and as the mayor said as governor Portland's. Making things worse. How can the president continue to justify this kind of federal move in to democratically operated cities I think there's two kinds of statements and messages that we've heard from the head of the agency I. Cover the Department of Homeland Security that I think kind of help. Answer the question of what's to come right so on one hand. The senior official Wolf Acting Secretary of the department has said situation in Portland. Is Quote Unquote Meek Right now? That would seem to say that we we not like we see the spread of tactical agents throughout the country. that. This is something that you're unrest. There has as warranted exclusively, but at the same time, a couple of things need to be known for their two days later. They did dispatch another team to see out. So there's that you know. The president is very keen on seeing this display of force. We mentioned the politics there. There's that as well and then also as. As far as their justification, and maybe a foreshadowing was to comes what Al. the same ficials have repeatedly cited US code, forty, thirteen fifteen, and what that says is that they shall protect federal property, but not just for protect federal property, but that the acting secretary has the ability to designate any agent, not just with F.. PS, any of the homeland security agencies. To, be dispatched to go, protect federal property, which is what's happening in Portland. And, he also I want to bring up another comment that he said that made clash with the Portland is unique situation, and that is when he said I don't need permission from these local and state leaders in order to send these officials into these cities to protect federal buildings that in of itself is brand new. Is it not has that ever been done before other than after nine eleven without the permission of local and And state authorities the laws isn't new. The sending federal agents into cities for certain situations is not new what I think. We are seeing that we have not seen in a while is the rhetoric of these federal officials on top of the tactics displayed here. You're still seeing that senior officials with the administration pretty much attacking the mayor of Portland in attacking the governor for not in their words doing enough to call us. Yeah your knife in this goes back to earlier in our conversation, the main difference here is the lack of collaboration between the state and local and federal authorities and one more thing if I can just bring up to bring up kind of what's a question here because I brought up that law before, and I, don't WanNa make it seem like there's no debate over the affording that it's that it's given to these federal authorities. The question here is well because you brought up a wisely as well. The tactics that these agents are actually using in Portland right so the senior officials have defended the fact that protesters there are saying that they lack proper insignia. You can imagine how alarming it would be to see someone in camouflage. Coming up to you. They're saying look. They have police on them. They have the logo of an agency on them, but there isn't question here, and the administration is saying, and it does say it in the law that we legally have the ability to conduct investigations away from federal property within the city, and that's how they've defended going detaining somebody and going to question them, but the question is well here is what's the level of probable cause? What does this and`red for that investigation? When you go and pick somebody up I think that is also. Also going to be that sticks around for will continue to be debated in the days to come the inspector, General of the Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the federal agents tactics in Portland and in front Lafayette Square in Marchington in early June Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is also looking into the use of force in Portland talk about these investigations, one other thing that the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, said that it would examine as well at this time, and its letter to Democrats is also the authority that the department is using to deploy all of these forces to these cities. We've brought up his law good amount, but they also mentioned the executive order that the president signed directing his agencies to defend statues monuments in federal property, so it'll be interesting to see what happens with those investigations as well I mean. Yeah, we're seeing a level of UH. Whether, it'd be local state. The inspector generals as well. People have questions here right and I think it does come down to this. Where is the line between fulfilling your legal mandate, your responsibility of protecting federal property and crossing that line quite literally into going into the city, and potentially violating the civil liberties of people that are going on to protest. This is something that I think will definitely be debated in the investigations to come. How much justification do you need at times? What standard must you meet in order to utilize tactics that we're seeing new cities, but you know to some people. It looks as though the Department and Homeland Security has. Has Become Donald Trump's private army that in these urban confrontations, the Department of Defense made it clear after the Lafayette Square fiasco it would not allow its troops to be used for crowd control. So is this an effort on the president's part to use these various troops from various department to create a situation that makes him look like the strong law and order president in the present first term there have long been questions specifically with the Department of Homeland Security over the level of politicization of this department under president trump initially with the southwest border, and the redirection reprogramming of billions of dollars from the department offense to construct his border wall. The.
"us city" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Thank you! We're joined now by TRA mainly Pulitzer Prize, winning journalist and MSNBC correspondent Mark Claxton's with US retired New York City police detective and the director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance and Eddie. Glide is with us. He's the chairman of the Department of African American. Studies at Princeton University and an MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR and a train. Let me start with you because you've spoken a to a attorney. General Allison in Minnesota, a about this situation What what do you see now as different in this prosecution with Keith Ellison and charge? Why what Keith Ellison brings is I as a black man. He understands the true texture nuance of the long history that got us to this point. He understands the rage. Being felt right now. He understands all of the wrinkles of, but he also said that he is committed. He believes that former officers shobin murdered George Floyd and I asked him about one thing that I've been hearing over and over again from folks is that they want a first degree murder charge. They watched as that officer headed his knee. President George Floyd's neck. Neck and he took his last breaths, and he just looked up at the crowd believe there was intent there, Buddy said there is a risk in overcharging and risking losing a case, but he said what's almost as as bad as undercharging. So he said nothing is off the table. The second thing I asked. was you know there were three other officers everyday? It seems we're getting a new angle on the video. Of George Floyd's death and not only do we see show WTN's knee on George Floyd's neck, three three other officers. On top of George Fluids Beck, and so we said he is still considering the evidence. He didn't want to touch on it exactly in terms of the evidence, but he said he is focused. He believes that a great crime was committed here and focus, but I think we rarely see. We had comma harass. You see Keith Ellison rarely. The black attorney general's appointed across the country. Rarely, if ever in, that's been a call, a reformer saying we need more diversity people who understand the community of, but again he gave me a litany of cases that he thought were clear crimes that didn't end up in successful prosecutions thing about the Walter Scott case. He shot seventy seven times in the back down in South Carolina. A hung jury a you look at a narrow Garner's case, a non-indictment Trayvon Martin case, but that wasn't a police officer, but we've seen the outcome so stayed. It's critically important to dot every I and cross every T, but it certainly bill bet. We're going to have to go to Chris chancing right now in New York City you're saying that image on the screen right now MSNBC's senior national correspondent. There's Chris Johnson Chris what's the situation. How Well we had a whole day. Very peaceful protests, thousands and thousands of thousands of people, but they split up just about at sundown. This is the story of what happened since this is Duane, reade. That was broken into I. Think you have some video that we can show you that this was? intensying there were so many young people in there. The police came very quickly and there was a scuffle one of the CEO's. The commanding officer's got hurt. It's not the only place around here just a couple of blocks. Of Time swear, that's been. Vandalized. But. Let me tell you everywhere. We went tonight after dark. We saw up in down lower Manhattan around mid town where we are now just a block from here of Horizon Store that have big signs that said no merchandise, no cash who's broken into and fire with their? Dozens of protesters today asked.
"us city" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Shaquille Brewster MINNEAP. Thank you very much. We will come back to you as things develop their over the course of the night. Thank, you should kill. Let's now go to Washington DC TO NBC's Garrett Hake who has been covering the situation in Washington all day and all of this evening, Garrett? What is the situation there now? Lawrence tonight the protests that were focused mainly in Lafayette Park over the last couple of nights have scattered out into the rest of the city, although the number of protesters is significantly smaller than we've seen over the last couple of nights the curfew here in Washington. D.! C. Went into effect around seven o'clock this evening shortly after that really aggressive shocking clearance of Lafayette Park by federally controlled. US, Park Police Secret Service. National, guardsmen on horses using batons. Shields Flash BANGS AND TEAR GAS after that really dispersed the protest movement across the streets of Washington DC tonight. I can tell you that all day today and I've been out here all weekend. so I think pretty good basis for comparison. We saw the most peaceful of the protests that we have seen here in Washington DC, which made those images earlier today, all the more striking the protests that we have seen even since have been peaceful with protesters walking up the street behind me seventeenth street just outside the White House around eight thirty. This evening headed North into the more residential neighborhoods of Washington DC stopping. To George Floyd's name to take a knee. To remind those who are still paying attention here in Washington DC. That black lives matter. That's what we're seeing here tonight. the hope and this was the hope expressed by the mayor and the police chief earlier today the by instituting this earlier curfew, we might prevent some of the looting, and some of the more dangerous activity that we saw last night. You've. You've probably heard the saws behind me Most businesses left down here in the central business district of DC have either boarded up their windows, or they were already smashed last night, so we're still sort of bracing to see what might happen in in the late hours here tonight, but so far at least now in downtown DC lords things are fairly quiet. Jared Hake Washington. DC, thank you very much for that report guard. Really appreciate it. and. We are doing our best to deliver a sense of what is happening around the country tonight, but our best is never good enough. Because perspective is always a challenge in newsgathering, especially TV news gathering, which is always attracted to the most dramatic pictures, and so for example, just one example, these small army of citizen volunteers who appeared out of nowhere this morning in Santa. Monica California to clean up. The vandalism of the night before will never get equal time on TV for their kindness and generosity and civic spirit and humanity. To the big question, that America is asking itself tonight. The answer is yes. Yes, we have been here before. And on a day, when the president of the United States threatened to use active duty US military for crowd control in Washington DC and elsewhere it is worth remembering that in April of nineteen, sixty eight in Washington DC after Martin Luther King Junior's assassination. There were six thousand people arrested. Ten people killed over the course of that week. And the United States military was deployed in Washington DC than to control the city. That deployment included the sixth armored. Cavalry Regiment the Ninety First Engineering Battalion and the eighty second airborne, so yes. We have been here before. For the same reason. The murder of a black man. We're GONNA go to. We're GONNA. We're GONNA. We're GONNA go. To Cal Perry in Louisville right now. With the breaking news situation there cal. What's the situation? So we've had total chaos in the last few minutes. FLASH PAINS WENT OFF. There was the distinct sound. The sound of gunfire, which changed the mood here very quickly. You can see where now surrounded by the gas. They've put out the tear gas. The line is there if you can. Those are more than. The crowd here was was jovial, but was getting out of control, especially with the vehicles the cars. When the National Guard supported units with the Louisi- excuse me with the Louisville. Police started moving forward. Cloud went to meet them. That's when we saw tear gas in the banks, but again the thing that's happening in this city has been live fire live gunfire. We heard it distinctly just about three minutes ago, there was shot and killed last night just after midnight. That has been the concern that everyone has had. The crowd is now dispersing air starting to run? And you can see the Blue Lights. You'll see the police are moving forward very slowly very deliberately and again. They're using that tear gas. This glassmaker needs to get rid. Of, the protesters the things that happened last night more. It's just after midnight. David magazine was killed fifty three years old and he was shot. Dead in exchange of gunfire, and as we found out later from the mayor, the police were not activating there. It was nobody camera footage. That has really upset people here because they view the police force here. As more than just abusive. But as corrupt and ask dirty, and that's we've been. Here on the ground, and again the fact that they were not activating their body cameras upset a lot of people here, and it frankly is what it brought people on the streets here tonight. And Cal. We know that to.
"us city" Discussed on Odd Lots
"I really liked that conversation. I really liked you. Know all the allusions to the euro zone crisis are like come back to this crisis except in reverse. Because of course that was essentially the problem in euro-zone post the great financial crisis. Which is that you had all these authorities. They didn't print their own money because none of them have their own central bank. Your credit constrained. They're all forced into austerity. And it's like this like it's this weird. Us parallel were facing where this time. The question is how much domestic. Us austerity will we see? Because none of these entities currently have access to sort of a blank cheque funding from the Central Bank or the ability to conduct our own counter-cyclical fiscal policy. Yeah I'm also getting terrible target to flashbacks where everyone was sort of arguing about whether or not that. Liquidity support from the ECB amounted to a stealth bailout of certain euro-zone members. Those Fun Times but I do think this. This idea of mixing fiscal policy With monetary policy or having a monetary policy authority step in to allow fiscal stimulus to happen through the states. I think that's really interesting. And it's one that we've touched on before. I guess the question is the Federal Reserve is sort of unelected on body that has a very specific mandate but it feels like in a situation like this there encroaching on a bunch of different areas but people aren't necessarily worried about it in this particular circumstance because what they're doing seems very very needed it. I just wonder how hard it's going to go. And what the pushback is going to be if there is any eventually I also think says something about sort of the US culture and politics in general that like if the Federal Reserve buys So called investment grade debt or backstops that market. Okay we need to do that. Credit dislocations etc but as the Federal Reserve or to say like backstop or by the debt of New York State of California some. Oh you mailed out the states and we have this weird thing where in our system were actually the sort of central view of many people who were talking about this is that somehow more legitimate tobacco backstop banks and companies than it would be to backstop New York City of York state which is actually directly fighting this health. This health emergency. Yeah as much as people complain about corporate bailouts you can imagine it would be even worse for state rollouts and again. That's it's kind of weird. Because ultimately all the states are part of the United States of America and yet we have these weird divisions. I guess that's the the nature of the US political system but it is definitely worth discussing in worth reminding people of in the context of what's going on in financial markets and the economy right now and I think people forget a just how much much friction there is between these individuals state local governments and the federal government at the moment. Yeah because the way. Us is set up. There's all kinds of sort of gaps there and I do think that's really important like look we've had like this incredible crisis that pushed us from a very strong economy into sort of depression level economic activity for awhile are really just a matter of weeks and even if we were to find a cure or help solution in the next month or something and of course known expected that the a symmetry is such that as every mentioned. I was Alex pointed out. It took until twenty fourteen during the last crisis to return to sort of trend state tax collection so it could be. It could be years of unnecessary. Austerity budget cuts further economic pain. Simply as a result of what could you know and hopefully will be a very short real shock to the system. Which makes it all the more urgent to come up with some mechanism to prevent that absolutely time is of the essence here art speaking of time. Shall we leave it? There aren't this has been another episode of the pots podcast. I'm Tracy alloway. You can follow me on twitter at Tracy alloway. I'm Joe wasn't all you can follow me on twitter at the stalwart and you should follow our guests on twitter. They are SCARLATA employees America. He's at Irving Swisher on twitter. Yaacov Fagan the growing institute these at Buddy Yaacov and Alex Williams of the Levy Institute. He's APP tragic BIOS on twitter and we should have all producer on twitter. Laura Carlson she's at Laura M Carlson follow the Bloomberg head of podcasts on twitter. Francesca Levy at Francesca. Today and check out all of our podcasts. At Bloomberg under the handle at podcasts..
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"S- Kanda concert with you. But others joining what would be the ideal instrument here for the Fed is all your pointed out. There's numerous different one of their water. Authorities in transit authorities in so extremely complicated mosaic of different issuing authorities. State's task won't be the ideal instrument for the Fed to announce a it would be willing to buy either primarily or secondarily which then it could be left up to the states of cities themselves to figure out how they can issue under their existing. Yes so in the ideal state the. Us State Local Government debt market looks a little bit more like Canada's I would say in the sense that candidate issues what are effective Campaign provinces Issue effectively general obligation debt right so backed by the taxation authority and it's all pretty Uniform and standardised and actually Canadian provincial that market. While I don't know how much is actually. I've had trouble finding a lot of written product on this but actually it's a very deep market and actually pretty sophisticated market relative to call it the. Us You need at market which is very fragmented. And there's a big difference between two revenue back bonds and General obligation debt so it would be ideal if there was a deep market. The absence of that probably means that what would be the second best solution I think is through direct loans at the Fed makes to Probably states in large cities at our of investment grade To do there's the Fed has certain justifiable qualms about Gauging too much credit risk so at least keeping it to sort of the same parameters kept for corporates and then to some extent if he if he just at every single state and local government entity that existed. It would obviously be a little bit hard to manage administratively. So I think it's just a starting point State governments were willing to accept loans from the Federal Reserve. I think that's the kind of thing that should be encouraged. In some ways actually can could be a chance to really catalyze some standardization and some ability for state governments to think a little bit more expansively about how to get the necessary financial stability in a crisis which right now They sorely lack one of the problems. With this idea that the a few people have pointed out is the notion of the Fed. Actually coordinating this action with fifty state governments. How would you suggest go about doing that? So it is a regionalized. Federal Reserve System do rather twelve Federal Reserve banks and they all have pretty close relationships across Their regions. I mean these. Take a lot of pride in it so. I don't actually think I think fifty states is Compared to sort of like the scale of what they're they've been doing in other markets is not actually like insurmountable anything about twelve federal reserve presidents. You've got Culvert Regional Fed presidents. That can help lead those efforts. They have a lot on their plate. Obviously but it's not the kind of thing that I I think that's probably more manageable than trying to go about this through. I mean I think I think there's a starting point can make obviously and do secondary market purchases of municipal debt and. I hope they at least start with that but the thing is far as actually kinda giving state governments the appropriate. Finance Flexibility in working with state treasurer's fifty state treasurers to twelve regional. Fed Banks is not something I think that's actually as logistically challenging as opposed to trying to do it with every single city county township. That's probably too much it's also. It's also worth noting that a large proportion of local government revenues are actually intergovernmental transfers from the state level and. This is one of the first things that goes crisis. When state start to face a budget crunches. They cut their offerings to local governments and part of the reason for this fit. Local governments have a large part of their own source revenue drawn for property tax which is actually comparatively inflexible to the overall. You know sort of employment picture to give him time because property assessments. Come every couple of years or whatever and so your problem is not that income goes down and receives immediately go down Income goes down delinquency. Goes up a little bit in those situations. So there is a kind of every man for themselves to these intergovernmental transfers in a crisis And so if we backstop these fifty states there is sort of an existing administrative framework for those fifty states to then in turn backstop their own Sort of local governments and even within the states. There's all there's this perception that there's this jigsaw puzzle of special districts but a lot of states we surveyed and looked at a lot of them. Actually ZIP fiction. The all of these things are being coordinated through the Treasury Department through the Treasury's or some kind of special body that coordinates. The district has all the districts and has all the information on them. So we've been talking a lot about moral hazard and perceptions of how this will work and one of the things I was wondering about is the Muny market. The bond market is kind of a special one. It comes with all these tax benefits. And I'm thinking of how to phrase this question but I guess I guess I'm wondering about the moral hazard when it comes to bailing out investors or effectively bailing out investors in Muny debt. Like these are people who probably do have a lot of assets who are probably Investing Immune. Yvonne's because they're worried about taxes. Does that make this move more? Who literally sensitive than it would be. Otherwise I think the serve the Qualms about asset purchases and who they benefit. I think that that means if it's a valid point to bring up in the sense that the people who own these assets and it will probably benefit from Loosening financial conditions more. Broadly tend to be on the wealthy and Disproportionate for Muny market obviously. There's a tax exemption within If you're a California investor in California debt tax exemption there as opposed to Actually is a very weird thing actually narrows the investor based in some ways. Because you're a New York investor in California debt. You don't really get any real benefit there in terms of tax exemptions so It tends to lead to be certain narrow investor basis and it's I breathe the point but also it's also one of these things that we're doing corporate bonds. We've done this in other asset classes. I'm not sure if you think about who owns Muniz versus who owns most financial assets. I think that that skew tends to be the same if anything. It's probably more likely to be skewed. For asset classes that are Have a truly global investment investor base as opposed to if you're buying Idaho bonds and urine Idaho investor. There's at least some sort of a narrow investor bases itself I but yes there is some distortion dare to acknowledge. The distortion goes. Both ways right because one of the reasons it's not a great market is because most of the reason you by municipal bonds is tax exemption see have very very liquid markets have very shallow markets and these are the markets since nineteen ninety six have funded seventy two percent of all infrastructure investment in this country. So it's I think it's less of a moral hazard problem than the underlying market structure not being very stable. And I do and I think the advantage of moving this program along is to get some standardization and to get some thinking and information on how to fix these markets in the long run if I could turn around the moral hazard point of as well. The fact that the overwhelming majority of this infrastructure is funded in these municipal bond markets Is itself a kind of moral hazard? Question of the federal government displacing its responsibility to us on state level infrastructure projects onto these municipal. Bond Market's forcing states to create these off budget enterprises in order to do necessary vestment. There is a good graph going around showing that basically net investment At the state level. You know sort of in six capital formation Has Been You know. Net Net plus or minus zero point one five percent of zero since two thousand twelve. It's like really been kind of abandoned in that way. And so these moral hazard questions of. Oh what if these local places spend too much money? And then distribute the cost to everybody else in practice is actually inverted where the the refusal to fund state infrastructure projects at the Federal Level. And also the a progressive increase in unfunded mandates put by the federal level on the state level essentially create a moral hazard problem of the Federal Level. Which does not need taxes in order to funded spending Essentially absorbing the tax bases of the state level governments before we wrap up Just real quickly and anyone can take this. What are the consequences economically if we were to see a sort of wave of austerity from state and local authorities on top of this that largely went unchecked? So we have something in the the carers actor money going to state moguls. But maybe they'll do a little bit more. How bad could it compound the problem of recovering if there's not something sort of done imminently to To address this crisis in terms of how long it takes us get back to pre-crisis level we saw after two thousand eight that it took until twenty fourteen for a fair number of states to recover trend growth in tax revenues. And if we've seen from other data that the immediate demand drop off has been so much steeper than it wasn't two thousand eight and so much more tied to basically things that takes place in physical space use of use of public services use of retail brick and mortar use of all of these things generate tax revenues. So I mean just going from that baseline I mean. It's it's seems like a disaster. If further relief is awfully well thanks to all three of you for joining us. Really appreciate your perspective. Not something that we've Discussed much on the podcast before so Skonto Alexander Zhukov. Thanks for joining us. Thanks so much for having US thank you thanks..
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"To take an axe to other types of economic activity at the public sector performance. Yeah I just want to add in that you know yes. It might be better that certain things are centralized but this is the system. We live in it with the United States and there are some advantages to governmental redundancy especially in a world in which regional cycles are very disconnected in the United States between various regions and are driven by global shocks more generally but a particularly perverse sort of aspect of the way that it's set up. Now as Scott mentioned. You know a cuts to Medicare and Medicaid right now. These programs at the federal level are actually set up to be mechanically pro-cyclical at this point. Where if a state government cuts it's Medicare funding Medicaid funding? Those are funded at the federal level through matching grants so every dollar. They cut due to lost tax revenue or excess takeup in other spending programs loses them an additional dollar of federal spending on those programs which is like there are lots of these sorts of little things in this system of distributing federal abilities to state levels. That have these sorts of perverse outcomes. So Yaacov only go back to what you were just saying about the sort of governmental redundancy and the appeal of that like we have this. Federal Assistance State. Atonomy cities have various authorities. We have it's a very it's not like other countries were maybe it's sort of all run down by one centralized chain of command. That's our political system. Wouldn't in crisis like this. What you see is the sort of advantages verse disadvantages. Well I think we all know about the disadvantages and I do think kind of from my point of view. It's still more disadvantaged than advantage but on the other hand we when we've seen the federal government for whatever reason you attribute to it hasn't been very swift in responding to this but you've also seen that some of the states particularly you know especially up in Washington here in California have been much faster at responding to this than the federal government. And you know God you know God help us. If they hadn't been right it could have been much much worse. So there is always some advantages to redundancy but one one of the problems that I point out in the In the working paper that I put out though. Is that the last couple of months you know because of that governmental redundancy. The problem is that there's redundancy in you know ability to Execute policy but not inability to provide financing. So you have the situation where these states know that. If they enact these broad lockdowns like that's going to essentially wreck their finances. And so all of you know one way of looking at basically what happened through. January and March Is that you basically had a whole bunch of these different state governments effectively playing chicken. Where the sooner. They lock things down. The sooner they'd lose revenue in the less money they'd have to treat the aftermath but the later they waited they more revenue they'd have but the worst outbreak did have so. It's this kind of distributed game of chicken Because of this non integration of budgetary and political abilities perverse incentive system for dealing with something like a pandemic but since you mentioned that working paper maybe we should talk a little bit about what you think would actually start to solve the problem of This sort of financing crunch in the media market or in the state of financial system. So I am going to let Yakov scandal talk about the community market because they are done more of the work there but the proposal that I put forward basically looks at the fact that states have a state tax revenue elasticity with respect to GDP so basically how much the state tax revenues grow as GDP grows is just around one or just a little bit below one in the long term so states face a shrinking tax base no long term without raising tax rates. But at the same time in the short run they have a very high elasticity with respect to unemployment. So if you know unemployment falls by one point you know. Tax REVENUES WILL FALL BY ONE POINT. Five points or one point eight points. And so what I did with. This thesis was to come up with a sort of you know you guys have had Claudia. Salmaan talking about the rule for recessions and forgetting money out And essentially you know. State governments are subject to these same constraints because they're balanced budget constraints entities. So the idea was essentially to take that and then move over to space of tax revenue replacement per unit unemployment and so the idea was that it would create sort of an autonomous financing facility. That didn't require you know specific legislative disbursements that would support state revenues during a downturn. That generally is not caused by anything that happened in the states. The states are subject to regional national global trends. Much of the movement in state level unemployment is not caused by state level policy per se. And so the idea behind this proposal would be that you know for every you know when you have something like the Psalm rule so if unemployment goes up a half a percentage point over its three month moving average anytime that is triggered. It looks like it looks at the past year or so of unemployment and takes that is a baseline and for every percentage point that unemployment goes above that baseline rate this facility would essentially transfer eight percent of the previous year's tax receipts like for that period to that state as a block grants for the states to use for general revenue part of this because states historically when they are trying to close budget gaps have undertaken sort of more aggressive financing maneuvers things like securitisation of future revenues or things like privatization of existing services. But when you're in a financial crisis or when you're in a crisis that has financial dimensions even that sorts of really aggressive deal making basically becomes impossible and he just needs something in order to stop the bleeding basically and so a big blanket policy like this that gives states wide latitude to deal with the causes of the crisis. I think would go a long way towards remedying. The sort of perverse incentive.
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"Hello and welcome to the PODCAST. A podcast the pigs ten minutes to get you smarter faster on the collision of Tech Business and politics filling in for Dan. Today I'm axios special projects producer. Naomi Shaven on today's show Corona Virus Hits Apple and tech alarm bells sound in Nevada. But first why? Us cities can't recycle recycling in the US had long been on the rise dating back to the nineteen sixties in two thousand seventeen the US generated two hundred and sixty seven point. Eight million tons of waste. Sixty seven million tons of which was recycled but in two thousand eighteen China implemented a ban on importing recyclable goods from the rest of the world. China had been processing almost half of the world's recycling prior to the ban one result. Is that now a lot? More plastic is ending up in landfills cities in the. Us are struggling to find new markets for their recyclable goods. And cancelling the recycling programs entirely in some cases Alexandria Virginia and Katy. Texas recently stopped collecting glass. Hawaii County is stopped collecting paper and Plastic Baltimore. County recently revealed that the city had not recycled any of the gloss collected in seven years despite encouraging residents to recycle glass and collecting from recycling bins in many cases cities or simply throwing away the recyclables that residents sort. Because it's too expensive to recycle them and no one will buy the recyclables planet. Money explored the problem last year at a recycling center in Arizona and found that it costs two hundred dollars to get a ton of plastic recycled but only thirty dollars to bury it all landfill. One option in all of this cities could start to charge residents for recycling services to offset the costs. There's a decent chance that residents would buy in because recycling has become a norm and people who are environmentally conscious. Generally believe in the environmental value of recycling automation could also bring down costs. Currently recycling still relies on people sorting through materials to weed out contaminated items and garbage if robots could take over that sorting process. It could bring down some operating costs associated with recycling in fifteen seconds. We'll go deeper on this with axios. Reporter Erica Pandy but first this there's more news out there than ever before but these days it's harder than ever to find it and to know what to trust axioms. Am takes the effort out of getting smart by synthesizing. The ten stories that will drive the day and telling you I they matter subscribe at sign up dot axios dot com and now back to the podcast joining us as Erica. Pandy a reporter at axios to talk about how recycling and US cities has gone. Awry Erica. Can you tell us a little bit about the big picture of recycling in the? Us Do we know for example? What percentage of goods that are recycled by consumers are actually being recycled by their municipalities? That sat from the EPA puts it into perspective right away and that's what the recycling rate in the US. Thirty five point two percent and that nine billion dollars worth of recyclable materials are thrown away each year. So there's a financial angle here but also there's the obvious environmental angle which is said single stream recycling the status quo that we've been doing is just not working anymore. You know both the science of it and the economics of it and we'll get into this and that's because China has stopped accepting. Us waste and sitting there kind of all the frontlines figuring out what happens next. Can you take us back to what happened? When China stopped buying recyclables and sort of immediate the effects were of that ban. China has been the biggest buyer of US recycled materials for years. And it said you know we've got enough of our own ways we WANNA deal with this problem internally. We're closing our doors to the world's trash that was in two thousand seventeen and before the ban the US exporting around seventy percent of its waste of China so when that source just gets cut off immediately for a lot of small cities that have gave out their budgets years and years in advance. Not Having a big buyer for recyclable. Materials just stops making this process. It is crucial to our environment. Worth it for them. Gotcha let's look at what happened in Baltimore as an example of how this can impact a local place working through their recycling issues. Residents were sorting recyclables for years. Only to find out that they're glass wasn't going to recycling centers so what was happening. And where was that glass ending up hugh of exactly as we talked about? These sort of it does not being worth it anymore and even a little bit of contamination. Too when you're throwing out his last bottle in the recycling bin and feeling okay. I'm doing my part. I'm putting it in the right place even the slightest bit of contamination. Because we don't have the tech for it makes it unusable so all this glass for the past seven years was just being dumped instead and it was a huge deal. One Baltimore came out and said that but the story is repeated across city after city all over the country. Our colleague. Kim visited a recycling center in Virginia to watch process and it sounds like it could be described as semi automated. There are people who sort through recyclables but then some of it is automated and handled by machinery. Can you talk about how much automation is already part of the recycling process? And where there's room for more there's automation. They're cycling process just the way it is and you know a typical ecommerce warehouse for example the conveyor belts and. She's doing compacting and all that but there's definitely room for more especially because these facilities are often very very dangerous. The work is not only tedious but very dangerous. So if you get robots to come in and do some of that you could free up humans. Then there's the angle of of people losing their jobs but you know if they're smart about this. Humans could workout alter things maybe dealing with contamination issues and making the plant more efficient? If they're not having to do the actual work of the sorting and the processing and beyond automation. It seems like there could also be an opportunity for ai especially when it comes to starting materials. Have there been any tech breakthroughs in this field or other places where it might make sense to look at as a potential solution. You spoke with experts about recycling. They sort of the. The big breakthroughs are actually happening in China on this and we just talked about how China they close their doors to the world. Waste and said we were going to start getting smarter about handling our own ways. One key way I can be used is when different sorts of materials are on a conveyor belt being able to sort them through computer learning glass. What's cardboard and not hiding data? Humans that there and do that would make that much faster and much easier on the plan that is happening in China and here there's two hundred the startup and innovation space whether companies or the Silicon Valley starting to see kind of the tech and the the money in this but for sure at universities across the country. They're playing with grant money to try to figure out how to inject ai into this old process. There's a new movement that's gaining traction towards circular economies economies that are designed to reuse or reduce or eliminate waste in. The first place does the work that China's doing and what some of these other groups are looking into dovetail with concept of a circular economy sort of eliminating the amount of waste that's generated and then has to be removed from the economy itself by just keeping it all sort of in this continuous loop. This is a really really interesting. 'cause this is super super new to me is well. I sort of I heard about it. When it was getting thrown around in Davos this idea of circular economy. And it's basically just let keep our materials and use as long as possible. I would say from from what I've read from what I've accomplished that I've had with people studying this field. China is a little bit leading edge of this concept as well. And it'll be interesting to see you know when it comes to recycle heroes when it comes to sustainable fashion how the red in the US great and one last question. It seems like this is an industry that is ripe for disruption has there been interest from startups or venture capital and looking at. How recycling could be disrupted. Yeah I think this is a super question. The bulk of the research and the bulk of the. How do we use tech to changes happening in academia at universities and a lot of that is because of the big picture that we outlined right at the beginning that you know the economics of recycling is broken and there could be money in it? The the big problem right now that they're just simply aren't buyers. The recycled material cardboard for example has ECOMMERCE COMPANIES. Will want to buy that because of all this need for shipping and packaging but after China exited the market so abruptly things like glass. Just don't have a buyer so I think when that problem is fixed of where how. How do we actually get these materials where they need to go and make money off of them? Then you'll start to see tech involved and say okay. There's actual you know there's a business case to be made here. Thanks so much for joining us. Erica thank you my final two after this axiom. Chief Technology correspondent in a free shares breaking news and analysis on the most consequential companies players intact from the Valley to D. C. Subscribe to get smarter faster at sign up dot axios DOT COM and now back to the podcast. Now it's time for my final tail apple announced yesterday that it will not hit its expectations for quarterly earnings because of the impacts of Corona virus on both iphone production and demand as interfered points out apple relies on China for production like many companies. But it also gets a lot of revenue sales in China manufacturing facilities had closed to prevent the virus from spreading slowed production demand also slowed because many stores have been closed as well in a statement on the situation. The company DID SHARE. The global demand has remained strong and that it expects this to be temporary second the Nevada caucus is Saturday and there are already warning signs that could be plagued with similar tack and reporting problems to those. We saw an Iowa. The Washington Post reports that campaigns are increasingly concerned about the reporting technology and that the Democratic Party Nevada has not explained the basic process to them. Meanwhile volunteers are reporting technology issues with a new tool that has been developed last minute. Originally the Democratic Party and Nevada tended to use to APPs designed by shadow to report the results but after shadows outfield and Iowa Nevada switch tracks. Nevada has early voting for the caucus which began this past weekend and there were already reports of technical issues but the party claimed those to do more with high turnout. There have also been questions about the security of Internet connections at the two thousand precinct sites around the state. And we're done my thanks to producer. Tim Chauffeurs and thanks again. For letting me host pirata today. We'll be back tomorrow and he'll be back next week..
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"For Regional Policy Studies. Thank you so much which thank you Tanya. We are one week away. From the Iowa caucuses and a new poll from Emerson College Shows Bernie Sanders in the lead there. He is backed by thirty percent of respondents. Nine points ahead of second-place Joe Biden. Sanders is is relying on support from younger voters because some of his ideas like Democratic Socialism. Do not pull well with older. Americans and Derek Thompson sees some irony Aurigny. Their Dirk is senior editor at the Atlantic and he joins us from Washington as he does each Monday. Hi Derek Hey Jamie so first off. How does polling on socialism break down by age? Older Americans are vastly more likely to say that they prefer capitalism over socialism. If you look at Americans over fifty five for example it's a two to one margin and in favor of capitalism over socialism. That's according to polling by Gallup but if you ask Americans born after nineteen. Eighty millennials is an generation Z.. They are equally likely to say that they feel positively about both capitalism and socialism. It basically breaks down fifty fifty so a a two to one margin among boomer's a fifty fifty split among millennials. And you find this ironic because you write that these older anti-socialist Americans already live in. They wonder land of government generosity very similar to the socialism that they dread shirt. Let's take two examples I think there's a lot of older Americans. Even older older Democrats who say young people want single payer healthcare they want socialized medicine. They want free money from the government with. What's that all about well? Look the federal government evermore already guarantees single payer healthcare and then it states it's called Medicare and it applies to Americans over the age of sixty five senior citizens already receive a certain kind of universal vercel basic income. That's called Social Security and you could also say well there's a lot of older Americans who say that we shouldn't find new ways to subsidize student debt. We shouldn't pay. Hey back young. People for student debt that they have accrued but a lot of these older Americans are homeowners and every decade homeowners average age of fifty five in America received about nine hundred billion dollars in mortgage debt subsidies for the mortgage interest deduction in the tax code so what I'm pointing out. Here is that sanders genders. You could say is not so much offering his young constituency a radically new contract. What he's saying is that we already have in the United States a mixed economy me a little bit of capitalism and a little bit of socialism? And he wants to extend the terms of that existing contract to more Americans and because older Americans tend to live in a somewhat. What socialist rolled already that means extended the contract to younger Americans will and at the same time The economic picture is very different for younger Americans than it is is for older Americans when it comes to jobs and debt. It's actually you know I've been on this show many times talking about how the economy is getting better. Even though a lot of people aren't necessarily talking about it the Democratic Party and that's true in many ways the rate of growth in the. US economy is pretty good and this has been a long recovery but in November remember the Conference Board which is Non Governmental Research Organization reported on the economic confidence levels in this country and they found that the gap in economic confidence between consumers under thirty five and consumers over fifty five was the largest on record the largest on record this age gap and confidence in the economy. And I think that's because a lot of young people in this economy feel like they did everything right. They went to college. They took on some debt. They were ready to get a high paying job to help by them. A House and start a family but a lot of those parts of the long road of young adulthood were either stalled by the great recession or hurt by the lack of affordable portable housing and young people in this country are much less likely to be homeowners than their parents were even then. Genetics was at the same age so for many reasons I think they look at this situation duration they see that modern capitalism has broken the process of becoming a young adult that Derek Thompson senior editor at the Atlantic. And and we are talking about this by the way just a week ahead of the Iowa caucuses. We will be broadcasting from Iowa later this week as we continue to follow the campaign which We really don't know how it's GonNa turn out next Monday. But Derek thanks for joining US great to be here. Thank you and as we close out this hour we wanna take a moment to listen to some of the tributes roots to basketball legend. Kobe Bryant who died yesterday in that helicopter crash north of Los Angeles in San Antonio the Spurs and Raptors opened their NBA. Be a game last night by running out the twenty four second shot clock a nod to Brian's Jersey number they.
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"From NPR and WBZ Moseley I'm Jeremy. Hobson is here now and so many things happening today. The impeachment trial resumes in Washington. There there are more cases of the corona virus being reported in the United States. The IRA caucuses are one week from today. And of course the world is mourning. The death breath basketball great Kobe. Bryant and nowhere is that more evident than where you are Tanya in the Los Angeles area. Yes Jeremy you know whether you're a basketball fan or not not Kobe. Bryant's legacy could be felt in every stretch of this city. He spent his entire career in L.. A. His four kids were born here. He was actually on his way to to his thirteen. Year Old Gina's Youth Basketball Academy when the crash happened I drove past the big staple center sign that read. We Love you koby and I couldn't help but feel that deep pain in my chest that I I felt when I heard the news. A little later We'll talk with A Los Angeles native and writer about the Impact Koby had not only only on this city but also on the world. I will look forward to that but right now. Let's get to Washington where new revelations from former National Security Adviser John Bolton could could be changing the dynamics in the Senate impeachment trial. NPR White House correspondent. Frank over DONAS is in Washington and joins US Franko The New York Times saw parts of a book that Bolton is writing and according to the Times he claims that president trump told him that he wanted to keep military aid to Ukraine on hold until Ukraine agreed to to politically charged investigations including of Joe Biden. How significant is this development? It's very significant undercuts. A key argument by the White House bowed bowed quid pro quo. The White House has dismissed this charge because no democratic witnesses heard from trump directly from his own lips saying that he wanted the aid withheld for investigations into political rivals. Now you have. According to these reports John Bolton saying he heard from the president trump himself that he wanted this aid held until the investigations. That's a lot more direct. So what does this mean for the trial Utah. Republican can Senator Mitt. Romney said today that it is now increasingly likely that other Republicans will join in calling for Bolton to testify you need four Republicans against join all of the Democrats in order to call witnesses in the trial. Is this a game changer. In the trial it could be. It's certainly is going to open up the conversation get more people talking it already. Is Susan Collins of Maine released a very similar statement saying that this has generated more conversations about Bringing on new witnesses but but we're also hearing from other Republicans such as Senator Barosso from Wyoming saying Bolton is just trying to sell books Senator Blunt of Missouri Saying that nothing has changed. So there's no question this is a big deal but we've been in this position before where you know they were questioned about. This may be a game changer. In was that we learned a few days later. It's not so much right. What has been the White House response? Is there a sense that the president's lawyers will change their legal strategy today a on day two of their presentation in the Senate trial well. They're likely as they were before to argue. Why they don't need witnesses We've heard heard from Republican senators Who are saying? Hey take a breath. Let's wait and see what the White House has to say But you know there's no question that the senators certainly want to hear From the White House and know what they're gonNA say. Senator Thune of South Dakota told our colleagues on the hill that he expects a hundred questions during the QNA period and that Bolton will sit and Lee be one that comes up. I also just want to know that you know the the White House team still has is a lot of other arguments to make About that president had reason to withhold a that money still flowed that the Ukraine Presidents Alinsky said. He didn't feel feel any pressure. So there's more to be discussed. There's another development. I want to ask you about over the weekend. Audio emerged of president trump. Talking with Lev Parnassus S. The indicted Rudy Giuliani associated who he's denied knowing Talking with him about removing the former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich from her post because parties claim she'd been criticizing the president. Let's listen.
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"Could the degree degree that people did comment and there was not a lot of Democrats came out and said they were extremely concerned and for the fourth straight year millennials are leaving the big. US This was happening in New York Chicago Houston San Francisco Los Vegas Washington Portland plus a look at the NFL team run by women. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Kim Gittleson. Let's get started now before we take a closer look at why tens of thousands of millennials are leaving big. US cities here's what you missed yesterday. The White House released a rough transcript up to president trump's July phone call with Ukraine's President Vladimir's Alinsky it did show that the president asked Mr Linski to investigate Joe Biden and his son done during the call according to the transcript president trump also reminded Mr Zielinski that the US sends military aid to Ukraine however he didn't make an explicit link between the aid and his request for an investigation into the Biden ends now attention in Washington turns to the whistle blower complaint. That's thought to contain MM concerns about the call members of the House and Senate intelligence committees were given copies of the report yesterday their reaction well. Here's Sh- Yvonne Hughes in Washington in Ten it was viewed and secure compartment had locations on both the House and the Senate side now only people on the intelligence committees had access among those were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to the degree that people did comment and there was not a lot of Democrats came out and said they were extremely extremely concerned. One of those concerned Democrat Adam Schiff the chair of the House Intelligence Committee found the issues deeply elite disturbing. I also found them very credible. Understand why the inspector general credible some Republicans have have defended Mr Trump's activities routine communications with a foreign leader. President trump called it a quote nothing call today Joseph Maguire. The Acting Director Director of national intelligence is set to testify in front of the House intelligence panel. Here's Shivani again. This is going to be front and center because he is the person in who hasn't blocked that whistle blower complaint previously from being sent to the Congress and he's got a lot to answer for. We'll have the latest on what he says has in our afternoon edition meanwhile across the Pond British lawmakers confronted Prime Minister Boris Johnson who hastily returned to London after the UK's supreme. The court found that his decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was illegal. It was a pretty raucous session. Here's what he had to say. This parliament don't miss the stand aside and let this government get done all bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning recommend. Mr Johnson also said that he thought the court had been wrong to pronounce on a political question at a time of great national controversy. So what does this mean for Brexit. Here's Jason Douglas from London. Okay well. Things haven't really changed that much. We're still heading for an extension to Brexit brexit and we're still heading forward election. What happens next is Mister. Johnson is GonNa Attempt to renegotiate the withdrawal deal with the European Union even if he manages to come back with a new deal unlikely that parliament will vote for it and Mr Johnson of forty for 'em is a little bit boxed in after that because parliament has already passed a law that says if you can't get a deal then you've got to ask for an extension on Mister. Johnson has said that he would rather die in a ditch than do that so we're still in this stalemate eight. That was Jason Douglas in London now our main story this morning. Have you found yourself priced. Out of a city like New York are Houston latest data from the two thousand eighteen census shows. You might not be alone for the fourth straight year. People between the ages of thirty five and thirty nine have left cities with half a million people or more Charlie Turner has been finding out why from Janet Adamy me Janet in recent months the Wall Street Journal has reported on various migration trends such as young people moving out of New York City and millennials moving to the suburbs. The Journal has analyzed data on young people leaving the city's this from the census. What do the numbers show for the fourth year in a row tens of thousands thousands of young adults. This is millennials and the youngest members of Generation X. have moved out of the nation's biggest cities this was happening in New York Chicago Houston based in San Francisco Las Vegas Washington and Portland. There was of course pretty big influx of young people into cities after the recession and what this latest data data shows is that you know for a couple of years. We've had these disdain declines. There were questions about whether maybe it was just an anomaly of a couple of years or or if this millennial generation was finally starting to move into that next stage of life where they were getting married and buying houses and the big question was are living in a stay and be different than previous generations or are they going to uproot and move to suburbs for more affordable housing more space better schools and what we're seeing in this pattern suggests that as they do get older yes they are starting to act more like previous generations and lust like the kind of anomaly of urban dwellers they have been for for the much of this past decade and we're talking about numbers in the tens of thousands cities with more than half million people put together lost almost twenty seven thousand residents among the ages of twenty five to thirty nine this was last year and although this was. I guess half of the drop in two thousand seventeen and that's still a sizeable decline fine. I think the bigger story here is the pattern so a large batch of cities. Losing tens of thousands of people in the whole scheme of things is not that significant but we had in the middle of the decade. Was You know a pretty steady inflex for a couple of years and I think developers other real estate professionals schools employers to a certain extent have kind of been paying close attention to whether this remains a net inflow or a an outflow and the fact that it's four years of outflow starts to tell us that there's some different behavior going on even if the numbers aren't huge the drop laughter was driven by decline in urban residents. I guess older millennials thirty five to thirty nine. That's right among the youngest millennials in that that very oldest cohort of the Gen Z. That follows them. They are so moving into cities their numbers in the largest it just cities are are marginally positive but where the losses are really happiness. Urban residents aged thirty five to thirty nine again. That's the age at which you no. The people are oftentimes making the decision about where they're going to settle down. They are either you know well into or staring down decisions about schools and what we're finding. Is that that age. Group is a point at which people decide that they don't want to stay anymore and you mentioned schools aren't those basically the primary the reasons they don't like the schools in the big cities and also the cost of housing for the space that they're getting that's right housing costs in general appear to be the biggest factor her and that's in cities that are relatively affluent as well as ones that are struggling more interestingly the there were some research out of Boston. University that found in a study of mirrors errors that only thirteen percent said that the housing stock in their city fit the population's very well so there's a real mismatch between the kind of housing people want and the kind of housing housing that's available and said he's not it does appear to be the main.