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"All those drunk with power who think that they will challenge these laws let me tell you that the Second Amendment is not absolute New York's governor signed ten gun related bills today as the state became one of the first in the country to enact legislation following another wave of gun violence in cities across the country including more mass shootings over the weekend As a response to the school shooting in Yuval D Texas last month Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to ensure school safety measures were followed from member station blaze ganey tells us the order will enforce laws that are already in place Governor Lee is calling for an increase in audits on security measures school districts to publish detailed safety plans and for law enforcement agencies to expand and improve existing active shooter training Gun control advocates and Democrats in the state have called for new gun regulations but Lee has said that's not on his agenda We're not looking at gun restriction laws in my administration right now There's one thing to remember criminals don't follow laws This comes a day after a nightclub shooting in Chattanooga that left three dead in more than a dozen injured The city's mayor called for mandatory background checks in prohibiting high capacity magazines for NPR news I'm blazed ganey in Nashville Stocks finished slightly higher on Wall Street with gains from Microsoft pushing up the tech sector You're listening to NPR news From WAB News in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris or time is four 32 Health investigators have now confirmed what was George's first suspected case of monkeypox It's in a patient who was identified last week the State Department of public health is monitoring his symptoms and contact tracing the patient remains in isolation at home it's the latest among the nearly two dozen other cases experts are watching in states nationwide monkeypox can spread from person to person through close physical contact a visceral say the disease is highly treatable though with existing vaccines The U.S. Army Corps of engineers is reversing a decision It had made during the Trump administration and now a proposed my near Georgia's okefenokee swamp will be subject to federal environmental oversight As WAB E's Molly Samuel reports that means the road ahead for the controversial project is likely a bit longer and more expensive The proposed mine near the okefenokee national wildlife refuge in South Georgia has drawn years of criticism from scientists and environmentalists worried about how it could affect the famous swamp Now those critics are celebrating the move by the federal agency This is a really big deal Kelly Moser is an attorney at the southern environmental law center She says even though the mine was going through a permitting process with the state of Georgia having the federal government involved means a much more in depth review of the environmental and cultural impacts the mind could have That level of scrutiny is orders of magnitude higher than what we would see under the state permitting process The corps of engineers said it reversed its earlier decision because under the Trump administration it had failed to consult with the muscogee creek nation whose ancestral lands include the okefenokee The president of twin pines minerals who wants to construct the mine said in an email.
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"Teen pregnancy in my own personal life and it's something that I want to make sure our future generations have An updated curriculum will be taught in schools beginning this fall It's still stresses abstinence first but now includes info about birth control and STIs Chester says her work is to make sure kids know they can ask questions without shame or guilt I think people hear sexual health and some of them get really squeamish about it But sexual health is your understanding of your body your basic functioning But it's become more complicated to even get this information to Texas youth Last year the legislature adopted a new policy that requires parents or caregivers to opt into health education rather than opt out Texas leaders say parents should have rights over what their kids learn But opting into sex Ed means Texas is one of only a few states that does that When I think about the paperwork that I've fished out of my child's backpack three weeks late this kind of terrifies me That's gen B and do with the Texas campaign to prevent teen pregnancy The big concern with the opt in policy is that some kids will just slip through the cracks maybe they're not living with a parent or guardian or maybe they don't have a parent or guardian who's closely engaged Those might be the kids that need this information the most Students who do opt in are not going to learn anything about consent gender or LGBTQ+ issues That's not in the new curriculum For high school student Kelly bird she says there's still too much left out I just hope we move past that and instead actually teach them what they need to know But the opt in policy in Texas seems to be gaining ground The state has also required parents to give permission for their kids to learn about child abuse family violence dating violence and sex trafficking For NPR news I'm Elena Rivera in Dallas This story comes from NPR's partnership with Kaiser health news And this is NPR news And it's all things considered on 90.1 W ABE I'm Jim burris It's a pleasure to have you along in just a moment We'll check in with NPR in Washington for an update on the day's top national and international news as well as the WAB.
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"For WAB comes from the southern environmental law center solutions to our greatest environmental challenges starred in the south Learn how SEL C makes a difference at southern environment dot org Since 2006 story court Atlanta has recorded hundreds of conversations between family friends and loved ones You can do the same and the conversation can be had in person more virtually Learn more at W ABE dot org slash StoryCorps The technology behind our daily commute is changing Underneath the vehicle there's a motor in each wheel WAB tech cast explores the stories behind the latest tech trends in Atlanta Tuesdays on 90.1 On the next closer look Atlanta's new requirements to operate short term rental properties is supposed to stop party houses but are the new guidelines clear to the owners Tomorrow at one Funding for here and now comes from the listeners of WBUR Boston and your NPR station and from hint maker of fruit infused water with no calories or sweeteners available in more than 25 flavors including watermelon and pineapple in stores or delivered from drinking dot com And better help connecting people with a therapist in a private online environment for issues like depression and relationships 20,000 therapists are available through better help using a computer or smartphone better help dot com slash public This is your and now today President Biden and the First Lady are in Buffalo New York meeting with the families of the victims in Saturday's racist massacre at a grocery.
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"Much much safer And I must say it's actually feels good now here Many of the buses and trams however were damaged by Russian shelling due to shortages of replacement glass some of the vehicles are operating with plywood covering their windows Jason Bowie and NPR news hardke A senior defense official tells NPR today that Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to exchange artillery fire in the Donbass calling it a real gunfight the official added that Russia is not making any significant territorial gains the airspace remains contested with a general weariness on the part of the Russians to fly into Ukrainian airspace and encounter Ukrainian air defenses At last check on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 26 points of 32,223 The S&P was down 15 points and the NASDAQ was down a 142 points Its NPR news From WAB News in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris It's four O four Georgians are returning in droves to in person voting That's in contrast to the pandemic election of 2020 when more than a million people in Georgia opted to mail in their ballots Christopher alston reports About 85,000 voters requested mail ballots for the May 24th primary but early in person voting the state is shattering records According to the Secretary of State's office as of Sunday more than 380,000 people had voted early That's triple the number that had voted in person by this time in 2018 An analysis by the Atlanta journal constitution shows about 16,000 former democratic voters are choosing the cast ballots in the Republican primary far more than vice versa So far roughly 57% of ballots have been for the Republican primary and 43% for the Democrats Christopher alston W ABE news While crowds gathered over the weekend in Atlanta's liberty Plaza to rally in favor of abortion access the Atlanta protests coincided with a national day of action in dozens of cities across the country WAB health reporter just made has more The so called bans off our bodies rally was the third Atlanta abortion rights protest in two weeks The first two followed just after the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the court would overturn protections for the constitutional right to abortion This weekend's rally was organized by a large coalition of Georgia reproductive rights groups They included Planned Parenthood southeast amplified Georgia feminist women's health center and sister song a ruling is expected soon from the high court on a Mississippi abortion case at the center of the Supreme Court draft opinion just made or W ABE news You can find more local news on our web page at WAB dot org amplifying Atlanta This is 90.1 WAB news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations Other contributors include Progressive Insurance with its name your price tool a way to see coverage options based on a driver's budget Learn more at progressive dot com or one 800 progressive Price and coverage match limited by state law Sunshine this afternoon breezy we'll see west winds around 10 mph with gusts as high as 20 Right now in the city mostly clear skies 87° From NPR news this.
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"Little more breathing room to help them pay their bills Plans would cost around $30 a month for a eligible households and for many additional subsidies could cover the cost entirely Wall Street lower by the bell the Dow down 653 points the NASDAQ down 521 the S&P 500 down 132 points for the NASDAQ that's a drop of 4.2% You're listening to NPR news From WAB E News in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris It's 5 32 Police are investigating a string of shootings targeting young children boarding school buses across the metro area this morning Lily Oppenheimer reports Atlanta police say they were called to find a male suspect armed with a knife and a handgun in the 300 block of skipper place in the Collier heights neighborhood around 7 20 APD says the man fired his gun towards children waiting at a bus stop an officer shot the man He was taken to the hospital in stable condition APD says they are investigating why he shot at children And gwinnett police say a separate but similar incident happened around the same time this morning A woman is in custody after shooting at a bus full of elementary schoolers near highland gate circle in swane Police say the children weren't injured there either Police say the bus driver suffered minor injuries from shattered glass Officers are still investigating motives and if the shootings were connected lily Oppenheimer WAB news Georgia could be getting a second electric vehicle manufacturing plant According to the Atlanta journal constitution the state is in talks with Kia's parent company to build a factory near Savannah Kia already has another plant on the other side of the state in West Point the development comes on the heels of rivian's major EV manufacturing announcement That company plans to spend $5 billion to construct an assembly plant east of Atlanta.
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"Ballot for governor Sam greenglass WAB news And our senior education reporter Martha Dalton told us critics spoke out against those bills that governor Brian Kemp signed into law this week One of the laws Democrats took amat is a measure that banned schools from teaching divisive concepts One of the concepts they're supposed to avoid is teaching that the U.S. is fundamentally racist But Anthony downer who teaches American government at Douglas high school in Atlanta said he's not going to stop teaching that How are you going to teach three fifths compromise if you can not teach white supremacy And then the United States of races How can you not teach intersectionality when you have to teach about the lived experiences of people throughout history with different identities and different experiences Others criticized kempe for signing the bills and for scythe county where black residents were terrorized and forced out more than a hundred years ago Now 4% of precise population is black compared to 33% of the state Martha Dalton WAB news Well let's stay in the world of politics where Georgia's hot primaries are coming May 24th early voting starts on Monday by the way And maybe one of the biggest battles is in the Republican race for governor where incumbent Brian Kemp is facing former U.S. senator David perdue The two faced off in debates twice already in one week's time The latest was on Thursday on WTO CTV in Savannah And it was Purdue pushing the false narrative of a stolen 2020 election Again you have not fought for us You let them steal the election You won't own up to it Nobody this year has been prosecuted by what they did in 2020 And that's what people are upset about That's how you've divided the party Look the problem here right now is that people have lost confidence in you and confidence in the voting system Lower to mercy There's a lot of spaghetti being thrown on the wall Again you're completely false there's been plenty of investigations The GBI's investigated the FBI's investigated I have investigated the stuff in my own office The two will face off again on Sunday as will several other candidates in other debates hosted by the Atlanta press club WAB will be there and we'll have it all for you on Monday morning So as we've said less than a month out from the primary And if you want to know where this campaign stands you don't have to look much farther than TV ads Here's Sam greenglass again and Raoul valley with axios reporter Emma hurt talking about the gubernatorial race On WAB east Georgia votes 2022 podcast Illegal splitting our border Skyrocketing gas prices Former U.S. senator David perdue is trailing governor Brian Kemp and the GOP primary for governor and in this final stretch he's going all in on the claim at the heart of.
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"Macron dedicated a recent speech to a college in an attempt to rally France's environmentally conscious youth some analysts say he is not credible because his government did not do enough on climate issues Macron is leading le pen by about ten points in the polls a much tighter margin than 5 years ago when they competed in the last presidential election Eleanor Beardsley and pure news Paris Stocks traded mixed on Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 249 points the NASDAQ down one 66 the S&P 500 fell two points This is NPR news From WAB news in Atlanta good evening I'm Martha Dalton It's 5 32 This year's Atlanta film festival kicks off tomorrow with more than a 150 films shown across the city and online This year the cinemas specialty categories spotlights ten films from Latin American filmmakers Emily Wu Pearson spoke to organizers about how these works can connect all audiences The feature film she and I tells a story of a mother who was in a coma for 20 years and suddenly wakes up Her family lived their lives around her and when she came to she had a rebuild her world in a space where her place in her family's lives was diminished Chris Escobar is the executive director of the film festival and said this film surprised him What's remarkable about it is how much you can relate to so many of the characters despite that being I think most of us are never in that situation right The film from Brazil is in Portuguese and will be shown online as part of the cinemas collection Escobar said this collection was curated to show different stories or familiar stories through a different lens You leave the reward of not only having experienced some of these things that made you laugh cry or both right But also understand more about yourselves your relationships understand more about people who live such a different experience than you do Escobar also said the spotlight categories shows how the city of Atlanta has grown in diversity For more about the film festival visit WAB online Emily will Pearson WAB news The first weekly COVID reporting from the Georgia Department of Health of public health excuse me shows 2800 new cases statewide It shows just a slight increase over the.
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"App Mostly cloudy skies 79° in the city amplifying Atlanta This is 90.1 WAB From NPR news this is all things considered I'm Daniel estrin And I'm Ari Shapiro This brilliant darkness is a book born of insomnia It's a collection of written profiles and photos When I spoke to the author Jeff Charlotte at the time of the book's publication a couple years ago he told me that by taking readers deep into other people's lives he's really trying to tell his own story I originally thought of it as a memoir through other people's lives It's bookended by two heart attacks My father's and then two years later my own and it's a collection of the strangers whose stories I shared they shared with me in those years in between those heart attacks and attempting to find a narrative together I love the idea of a memoir told through other people's lives But I'm not totally sure I understand what that means There's a phrase out there that I really am not fond of Some people especially if you're writing about the poor or people who are marginalized giving voice to the voiceless And I don't like that phrase I don't like the idea that I'm telling other people's stories their stories of their own The only story I can tell is mine of the encounters between us And that's always happening in nonfiction And I think in this book for me encountering strangers taking their photographs taking just sort of these snapshots of these moments that we shared together Was a way of narrating this experience that I was having encountering them and then thinking about how these stories work together to account for what was happening in my own understanding of the world What you're describing telling your own story through the story of others sounds antithetical to so much of what we're taught about journalism that we're supposed to be the fly on the wall the impartial observer and as a journalist I imagine you've had to adhere to that for a long time What did it feel like to do the opposite You know this book began one night I was working in a Dunkin Donuts working on a magazine deadline And I've been a magazine journalist for a long time and I was getting frustrated by the story where you have a trend or a larger point or an argument where the people you meet are not so much people in themselves as illustrations of some larger conversation Right we're going to represent somebody who wants Medicare for All And we're going to represent somebody who is an immigrant Yeah Yeah and look that's important work And it needs to be done I was burned out from doing it And that night I looked up and I see the night baker and he's wearing this T-shirt with this sort of baroque ornately drawn skull which is not the Dunkin Donuts uniform You know and I get to talk to him and it's his last night on the job He can't stand the night shift anymore This is his way of expressing his feelings about that job And I ask if I can take his picture and I notice there's this little tattoo of a tear beneath his right eye and I ask him about it and it was for his son who had died at two months old and we suddenly sort of stumbled into this space of intimacy and we were both there together For me to pretend that I was a fly in the wall At that moment in the middle of the night with this person that would be inaccurate That would be false And I was trying to tell true story So many of the people whose stories you tell in this book are on the margins of society and there's a homeless immigrant who was shot by police in California There's an elderly woman in a wheelchair who depends on social services and upstate New York The queer people in Russia who are bashed for protesting and anti gay law why were these the kinds of people you gravitated to do you think You know I had been sort of reporting for years and I had collected a lot of stories and I sort of I'd always thought that you moved from one story to another and it hadn't occurred to me that stories accumulate and they had accumulated for me and they were keeping me awake at night The book began with me sort of posting these pictures and on Instagram and I put a hashtag night shift and then I click on the hashtag I'd see these thousands of other people who were awake at night Documenting their existence and there was a kind of a community and a solidarity there Did writing this book give you the kind of purging or catharsis that you were hoping for In a sense twice I wrote what I thought was the last line of the book and then I started to feel the sort of weight in my chest And I was 44 and I was having a heart attack On the day that you wrote what you thought would be the last line of the book Yeah where do I get that minute And stranger than that the book began in the sense in a clock tower I was going to use it to write and then I got a call my father had a heart attack I had to go And I'd been borrowing it from a friend a poet And I didn't return to that room for two years and then finally now I was going to rent it was going to be my writing room I go there to write the last page of my book and I have a heart attack Wow And after that I had to sort of rewrite the book Again I had to sort of think about the stories I was telling and it's where the title of the book comes from this brilliant darkness and that rest of that line is with which I was I am coming to terms and that's an ongoing ongoing process So what do you mean when you say the rest of the line is with which I'm coming to terms Throughout the book there's some images of this field that I love to take photographs of And especially after the heart attack because I was recovering I would go for these long walks at night and think about the night shift and think about darkness and think about that it's always there and I don't necessarily want to shine a light that dispels it I want to live with it And so when you ask if the stoke book is cathartic catharsis would suggest that I've achieved some serenity Of course not It's an ongoing story I hope You had such intimate experiences with the people who you feature in the book Have you kept in touch with any of them Some and some I wish I could marry mazar who was a 60 or one year old woman living in a transient motel and my hometown is connected to New York and who really participated and wanted to participate and sort of collaborate in deep way But Mary goes in and out of homelessness she is very suspicious of everybody her best friend is a plant that she carries around and she understands how people see that But you know she's this great line She says it's my brain and I'll do what I want with it And that's how her view of her mental health is And when she is back out on the street it's very very hard to find or others There's a man named Jared Miller and Skid Row who he was what the local dealers called a spice bat spice a street drug And in return for a certain amount of drugs he ran errands for them He had a son to whom a young son to whom he wanted to get back He was hoping to clean himself up and I ended.
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"Stanley with their podcast thoughts on the market offering concise takes on current events and their implications for financial markets Three minutes in episode 5 times a week thoughts on the market I'm Alex helmet managing editor of WAB news And on this week in review we start with the end of Georgia's legislative session that happened late Monday and into Tuesday morning with just minutes left in the session Republican lawmakers passed the bill potentially paving the way for restrictions on transgender kids playing sports in schools The maneuver shock Democrats who thought the measure was dead WWE's Sam greenglass told us about it The bill isn't an outright prohibition like many Republicans wanted It says athletic association's may prohibit trans girls from playing on girls sports teams That would kick the decision to groups like the Georgia high school association House speaker David ralston called it a compromise That's really where these determinations need to be made And hopefully they'll do the right thing as we go forward This legislation was a priority for governor camp So when it stalled Republicans shoved the measure into another bill just before midnight Democratic senator Sally harrell who earlier this session spoke about being the parent of a trans kid before a vote was stunned I don't think you want to hear the words that I'm feeling right now Because this happened in a whirlwind in the last 20 minutes of the evening without.
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"Way to connect with fans In this week's episode of WAB tech cast Emil Moffat explores the technology and value and controversy behind them Greg Mike has been creating art in Atlanta for the past 15 years My style I would say is kind of pop art street art contemporary art a lot of bright bright colors bold line work It was about four years ago while at a Bitcoin conference in San Francisco that he first heard about minting NFTs You know we were paying a giant mural and it was painted live throughout the course of the event And people kept coming up to me and they kept saying hey are you going to mint this thing And at that time I had no idea what minting meant But over the next few years he began to think differently about his creative process and about how many people in his generation grew up creating art on the computer In February 2021 he created his first collection of NFTs All my work is created digitally first So once that all clicked and I started realizing that the digital files that I'm actually creating are actually the originals And my paintings that I'm painting whether that's a mural or a painting in the studios almost a replica I mean it's still an original in its own sense but there is some value in the digital piece of it And putting value on a digital original is a big part of what NFTs are all about Professor Ben Kaczynski teaches at emery's go set a business school He says the issue for years with digital files has been that they can be reproduced over and over again but with NFTs that's beginning to change So with the use of blockchain technologies and immutable records that allow us to label something as unique in a recognizable fashion I can take that artifact that image that piece of music that is eminently exchangeable and make it unique and identifiable And therefore possibly more valuable While buying an NFT doesn't give the purchaser the copyright to an image or song they could resell the NFT itself that would mean a little more money for the original artist through what's known as a smart contract As NFTs grew in popularity more and more Atlanta artists are taking note and coming up with creative uses for them My name is Ashley Franz I'm the CEO of a and F consulting Her introduction to NFTs came about four years ago too She now advises artists and companies on NFTs blockchain and cryptocurrency There's just so many different ways that you can utilize NFTs as artists you know to get that funding that you need She says this is especially important for artists from black and brown communities who don't always have access to capital and can't always get the attention from record labels and art galleries France also says it's important to think of NFTs as beyond just an image or a song She says they can also be used to create unique fan experiences So whether that be behind the scenes content meet ups VIP in person events et cetera and then once you've utilized this membership or maybe you move you're able to sell it and somebody else will have access to it But while some artists see NFTs as a new revenue stream others see them as a drain on energy resources Professor Kaczynski had Emory says it's because this blockchain technology the key to making NFTs valuable can be very energy intensive Their intended to create a trustable process But by so doing they create negative impact on energy consumption And those mechanisms need to be changed underneath And as for all that money being spent by investors scooping up NFTs Kandinsky says much of the buying is speculative at the moment And so people have to take a long horizon even in dealing with a short horizon transaction While the long-term value of NFTs remains uncertain Kandinsky says the underlying technology.
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"I'm Alex managing editor of WAB news And on this week in review we start at the state capitol where lawmakers moved quickly on a suspension of Georgia's gas tax Essentially the House and Senate sent a suspension of the tax to governor Brian Kemp over a week's time or so He signed it Friday Georgia's gas tax is 29 cents a gallon on unleaded and 33 cents a gallon on diesel Of course the rise in gas prices comes after the violent Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions on the oil producing giant We are seeing crude oil prices come down some but a gallon of gas in Georgia is still hovering around on average about $4 and 30 cents a gallon for regular unleaded It was of course a busy week at the state capitol Tuesday was crossover day when bills are moved on to the other chamber where they die for the session We saw more changes to Georgia election law possibly on the way The Georgia House approved a package of election measures just an hour before the deadline Tuesday night The Republican backed election bill allows the Georgia bureau of investigation to initiate election fraud probes here's Republican representative Allen Powell Yes there's so much distrust in our society today and in the political parties But I would like to tell you that Delta way that we can do over that is by putting absolutely irrefutable truth And how an election is being run The legislation also restricts county election offices excepting grants from nonprofits to.
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"I'm Alex I'll make managing editor of WAB news And on this weekend review we start at the state capitol where on Friday the state Senate passed a bill to restrict how race is taught in schools Told us about it Bo hatchet is the sponsor of Senate Bill three 77 It bans 9 so called divisive concepts from being taught in schools like this one The teacher should not tell a child that because of their race skin color or ethnicity that they should feel guilty The bill would also ban teachers from saying the U.S. and the state of Georgia are fundamentally or systemically racist Democrat Kim Jackson and African American questioned how a teacher would explain racial inequities like maternal mortality rates How is she supposed to explain to students the reasons behind the inequality in our country and in our state not the historical inequalities but the ones that are happening now After three hours of debate the bill passed along party lines 32 to 20 It will soon move to the house Martha Dalton WAB news So bills about public schools and many of them backed by Georgia Republicans and they cover as we heard how teachers talk about race but also everything from masks to transgender student athletes and yes library book bands politics reporter Sam greenglass explains why so many education bills are cropping up now and what that says about this moment in Georgia politics.
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"Of 35 to 45 mph and temperatures falling to below freezing Its four 30 Live from NPR news I'm Janine herbst Vice president Kamala Harris was in Romania she wraps up a trip to NATO's eastern Flank to reassure allies that the U.S. is committed to defending NATO territory against Russian aggression and pairs as well it has more Vice president Harris acknowledged the geographic vulnerability of NATO's eastern Flank She did not commit to establishing a larger permanent troop presence in Romania but noted the United States currently has 2000 troops in the country She called the situation dynamic and said the U.S. will assess the needs on a daily basis to maintain stability in the region We take seriously and are prepared to act On the words we speak when we say an attack against one is an attack against all The president of Romania would like a more consistent truth presence and pointed out that Romania shares a large border with Ukraine And PR news progressed Romania The United Nations is warning of a possible hunger crisis in many parts of the world as agricultural exports slow from both Russia and Ukraine and pierce Julian haida reports officials in western Ukraine are trying to ensure that crops get planted on schedule despite the war Even with huge swaths of Ukraine under Russian bombardment the country's agriculture minister Roman leschenko says he's trying to get farmers the seeds and supplies they need The world is counting on Ukrainian farmers last junko says in a video posted to social media Ukraine and Russia are among the world's top grain producers but Russia's attacks have disrupted Ukraine's supply chains and sanctions are hurting Moscow's ability to sell crops abroad Global grain prices of skyrocketed and the UN says some of the world's poorest countries may go hungry Julian haida and Pierre news Louis Ukraine All straight lower by the closing bell the Dow down 229 points the NASDAQ down 286 S&P 500 down 55 This is NPR news From WAB E News in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris for time now is four 32 Police hope video from traffic cameras will help detectives determine what led to a fatal shooting overnight on the downtown connector It wasn't immediately clear It was a crime scene when at about 4 a.m. emergency crews pulled up on installed vehicle blocking a lane of traffic Instead of a car out of gas they found one riddled with bullets and its two occupants shot first responders pronounced one person dead the other was taken to nearby Grady hospital in critical conditions police say that person later died of his injuries The Georgia Senate passed a bill today that would restrict how race is taught in Georgia schools WAB is more the Dalton has more Bo hatchet is the sponsor of Senate Bill three 77 It bans 9 so called divisive concepts from being taught in schools like this one A teacher should not tell a child that because of their race skin color or ethnicity that they should feel guilty The bill would also ban teachers from saying the U.S. and the state of Georgia are fundamentally or systemically racist Democrat Kim Jackson and African American questioned how a teacher would explain racial inequities like maternal mortality rates How is she supposed to explain to students the reasons behind the inequality in our country and in our state not the historical inequalities but the ones that are happening now After three hours of debate the bill passed along party lines 32 to 20 It will soon move to the house Martha delton WAB news And this was not the same divisive concepts bill that started the session Martha Dalton will join me in about ten minutes to bring us up to speed 6 candidates have qualified to run for state school superintendent Republican and former superintendent John barge will challenge incumbent Richard Woods in the May 24th primary And for Democrats will compete for their party's nomination county school board member jaha Howard former state representative Alicia circe teachers James morrow and attorney curry Hitchens all qualified this week to run for the Democratic Party More local news is that W.
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"I'm Alex helmig managing editor of WAB news And on this week in review we start with mental health which has become an issue that many seem to be taking more seriously during the pandemic In Georgia some may point out that it's finally being taken seriously by lawmakers after an uptick in suicides and overdoses in rural parts of the state This week we saw a major effort to treat mental health just as you would any other health issue Told us about it Surrounded by a bipartisan group of 70 state lawmakers mental health advocates and substance abuse advocates Georgia House speaker David rawlston made clear the priority of the mental healthcare reform bill he is filed There is no issue this session more important to me than this issue One of the most far reaching parts of the bill deals with what is known as parity specifically with how health insurance companies deal with paying for mental health services They can expect to treat mental healthcare just the same as they treat physical healthcare The sweeping legislation also looks at reimbursements for mental health providers creates a forgivable loan program to train more providers and creates mental health response teams around the state they would include a police officer and mental health professionals the bill even gets into things as basic as defining medically necessary and defines mental health or substance abuse disorder At the state capitol raul valley W ABE news Georgia ranks among the worst in the country when it comes to mental health deficiencies Sam greenglass talked to some advocates and providers about the proposed changes in the state and a warning this story mentions suicide People who provide mental healthcare in Georgia have long had to do a lot with a little Not enough funding or beds or therapists But during this pandemic the need exploded It felt like you were just climbing a mountain and just not getting anywhere That's Emily acker She's president of hillside which provides mental health services for kids and teens We work with a lot of families day in and day out who are very tired and frustrated and worried and scared for the lives of their children And have difficulty navigating the system in order to get the help their child needs Acker says more people are showing up in the emergency room for mental health crises That's because they can't access or afford services when they first need them One issue this bill.
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"I'm Alex Henley managing editor of WAB news and on this week in review we'll have more on the big mostly expected but still big announcement from Stacey Abrams to run for governor in 2022 and governor Brian Kemp's response But first Tuesday night we had municipal runoff election races around the state you can see results in metro Atlanta races at our website WBE dot org We want to focus on one of the most high profile contests It was in Atlanta voters were selecting several new council members a new council president and a new mayor where Andre Dickens defeated Felicia Moore Dickens spoke with our Lisa ram early on Wednesday after his victory How soon might you reach out to Buckhead city committee CEO Bill white who said this morning he can congratulate the mayor elect Andre Dickens but he says the turnout indicates that residents are ready to vote on city hood So it seems like he's still strongly moving in that direction How soon will you reach out to him to talk about this Well I'm sitting here next to a piece of paper with my scribbly handwriting And on here Bill white Brandon beach and a couple of other people that are proponents of this succession plan They're on my list just as I've already talked to Brian Kemp Speaker of the House ralston I'm going down a list And he's on here in the top 20 people to talk to just to say good morning and let's work on some things together So as soon as I get his number I'll be making a call And we'll set up some time to talk I think he you know he is making statements about why Buckhead didn't vote And I want to hear his ideas on that because you know when south side doesn't vote we say something totally different So I'll be interested in seeing how he feels about all the supporters that I have that actually voted for me when you look at the precinct count in multiple elections The relationship between city and state wasn't quite volatile but there was a disconnect there How important is it that you address that disconnect as soon as possible so that you can effectively address crime housing affordability And the city of Buckhead movement Yeah.
The Stolen Indigenous Children
"It's a hot summer day in nineteen ninety emotions are high in boston. Independent nations today. This ojibway community is taking a stand. After decades of losing their children to the child welfare system they have come together to say no more. No more taking children by the busload from their homes. No more broken families. You aren't taking any more of our children get out. Stay out as a social worker. I'm responsible for the welfare of these children. My name is nicky. I can tell you being ripped away from my mother at six years old had nothing to do with my welfare look. I'm just doing my job. It's not your job anymore as chief of the wab soon nation. I'm here to tell you. We have passed a resolution. Banning the children's aid society from entering our community and taking any more of our children. You can't do that we just did. Yeah our children our future give sure give back our future. We did it teddy. You would have been so proud of us after the chaos of the rally. Nikki comforter her daughter at the kitchen table. It is a modest home. The sun streams through the windows colorful drawings of thunderbirds and pencil caller. Portrait's a woman and cad eyeglasses. A young shy smiling. Boy named teddy adorns the walls the pair sit together at the small table sipping tea and eating cookies
Indigenous authors share their favourite reads of 2020
"Ns nabi author. Web dj race is in the perfect position to recommend books this year. He was on the jury for this year's writers trust award for fiction and he had to read a hundred and twenty three books by canadian authors. In seven months wab is a former journalist and the author of the award winning novel of the crusted snow though it came out. In two thousand eighteen the post apocalyptic novel is still resonating with readers. Originally from whistling first nation near perry sound ontario wobbly lives in sudbury with his wife and two young boys. Welcome back to the show up. Vagary much vallon happy to be here so we're going to talk about your book. Pick in a few minutes. But first you've been very busy during this pandemic you left your job at. Cbc and have transitioned to writing full time in january you will begin writing the highly anticipated sequel to moon the crusted snow. What's it like writing a book about a dystopia world during a pandemic. it's a very weird. It has sort of made me take a step back and sort of reassess. My i guess plan for the book In in not a major overhaul kind of way just sort of taking a look at some of the minor elements of you know dystopia and the end of the world in this world that created with the crested snow after sort of pick it back up in. My plan is to write about the post apocalypse. Ten years after the end of the crisis. No right so. I have to imagine what's going to be left or the world's what exactly led to the demise of civilization and i guess the biggest challenge is trying to imagine the details of everyday life that are going to exist. You know ten twelve years after the end of the world and what exactly prompted that and to you know so i was originally thinking that there'd be a sickness slash klag element to it but now i'm considering considering house going to work right because you know in that sense. I have to sort of balance speculation with reality now that we are actually living through a play. It's been kind of weird but it's been good too. Because you know for the first time in my life i can focus full time on my imagination and writing these stories so i feel very fortunate. I feel very privileged to be able to do this right now. And so what can readers expect with the new book well They can expect a world. I guess in the aftermath of the blackout that happened in moon of the crusted snow and they'll experience the world through the eyes of the community once again and what the community members going to be doing. There's going to be about five or six of who are on a quest to see what's left of the world so we're going to travel south in hopes of reclaiming their spots on georgian bay. Where which is their original homeland this community right because of the crisis. No you learn that. This community of national back was originally displays from the south to the fire north. So either on this quest to see what's left of the world in what's left of their original homeland so I find out what happens to these characters and how. The new generation of the community grows up. You know in this new era and that's a real fun thing to imagine to for sure. So since the beginning of the pandemic interest in one of the crusted snow has picked up again. Why do you think that's the case I think that's due to a number of reasons. I lead people have more time to read. He owned their at home a lot. And i think they're looking for you know interesting stories to pass the time and you know. It's a huge honor for me to have another bump For my book you know. But i think there's a in added appetite to read post-apocalyptic or dystopia stories because we are living through this end of the world. And i think people want to read a resolution. In any sort of post-apocalyptic apocalyptic story there's always an end to what's going on and and it's not always a happy ending but there is some finality. They're in right now. We sort of have an idea of how this is going to end. Because you know there's discussions about vaccines that are gonna be out soon. But it's still very mysterious right and that's what happened in the first months of the pandemic you know. We just didn't know what was going to happen. So i think reading a book about an end of the world still provides some sort of ending right some sort of resolution and end in a book like none of the crisis snow despite you know the trauma of a world ending in the tragedies that accompany it's there is an underlying spirit of hope in that story in that you know the community Looks to the future and sees it as an opportunity for renewal. And i think people are looking for hope and they can find that implicit bach stories.
Why stories matter now more than ever
"In late March in an apparent attempt to avoid cove nineteen a Quebec couple drove thousands of kilometers west to White Horse. Uconn then they travel to the flying community of old crow a community of about two hundred fifty people one still without a case of covert nineteen but the couple was eventually sent packing chief. Dana. Tj Tram of the Glitch in first nation was shocked by the couple's actions. To tell you the truth I was not prepared for a random couple from Quebec to to. Just come off the plane. It was really concerning to people just because we have a very small tight knit community that have grown old together for generations so for some strangers just to show up one day. It was almost as if someone just walks into your house and helps himself to your fridge if he will. But especially under the Kovic crisis this only had exponential affects. This story sounded a bit familiar to Guizhou Rice. Because he had written it. Before or at least a fictionalized version of it. And his post apocalyptic novel moon of the crusted snow while gisha is initially bay from the socks in first nation and also the host of. Cbs's up north. Hello Wab. Welcome back to this. Show month brand I Roseanne. Thanks for having me again. Why don't Weird Weird Situation? This is so weird I was tagged dozens of times. Chris Static the witches lawyer is original tweet about it and Yeah it kind of blew my mind very confusing. I Bet I bet you feel a bit. Like an oracle not really but. I you know obviously see the parallels between the you know this real life imitating fiction right. I wrote that particular plot points of Muna crusted snow just as a what if not as this sort of how to guides so maybe. I feel guilty as a result of that. I don't know I for the UNINITIATED. Tell us a bit about your book. Moon of the crusted snow. Okay Yeah So. It's a look at the moment of apocalypse From the perspective of northern New Snobby Community. And what happens in the story is there is a blackout due to sort of mysterious. 'cause They communications go then. The power goes outright so this community because it says so far north that people are still somewhat connected to the lane and they're able to adapt to sort of move through this sort of confusing new era but those who aren't as adapt that sort of hunting fishing and You know living off the lanes descend into a bit of panic and chaos and then on top of that just things start really getting intense. Agai comes from a city in the south. The Big White Guy who has equally mysterious background as you know as the catastrophe itself and He begins sort of imposing his will and then he's followed by some other people from the south things. The community is forced to make some pretty serious decisions as to how they're going to survive and how they're going to move forward in this new era. Yeah now this plotline that your frank you with the with the gentlemen coming from the South I'm obviously they're they're looking for food shelter and a knowledge to survive in this new reality but the indigenous community really response Interestingly to this to this To this person showing up in that they make initially welcome him in as right. Yeah and you know. There is a bit of conflicts some tension amongst community members as to what they're going to do but a lot of the leadership in this. I know in that in that particular community is still very closely connected to national values despite you know. Colonialism enforces simulation as such. So you know some of the people believe we as we should welcome this individual in and try to work together with him to create a you know a good community as we try to navigate this new reality of living in the darkness right Sort of how. He's able to take his place In the community so when this story in the Yukon I broke just recently many people online silly related to your book. What did you think when you first heard about? I thought back to win. I started writing moon of the crusted snow and that was always going to be a major plot elements of the story. Was THIS JUSTIN SCOTT CHARACTER. This white guy coming into the community from the city right and then sort of imposing his will and As I began writing it about a month or so in I started having doubts as to whether that would actually happen. You know I thought. Would there actually be people who would flee the city in a crisis in go to the res- to seek shelter to seek safety and so on so I thought that's not believable at all? I don't have a viable story. You know but it went to this House party in Ottawa Halloween Party. Actually when I was living there and that was about a month and a half into writing the first draft and was steeped in this doubt about whether this was a believable story and I started talking to this random dude their end because it's so deep into the sort of Story in thinking about the end of the world that was basically all I was talking about the people at the time so I must have been pretty fun chat back then but anyways I was talking to this guy and we were talking about things. Go down and what would happen. And so on. And he uttered the blue says. Yeah if it all went down if things fell apart here in the city the first place I'm going to the res- and I was like. Oh Yeah I was like Whoa. Why why would you go there? Wh- what's the thinking behind that he's like well you know how to. Heinz how to live in the Bush and you know it'd be a good place for me to hide out and I said okay Well which do you want to go to? You know? Thinking of the spy reserves to to Ottawa. Tanay Guy Kidding. Zv Golden Acres CETERA. And he's like doesn't matter whichever one I can get to you. The quickest right so I kinda thought you know. This is very presumptuous of this new to think that he can just go to arrests. But that was the sort of validation. I needed to write this Justin Scott character because I thought okay. There's one guy who believes this so I can write the story you know but I guess there are a lot more people who think that including a young couple from Quebec willing to drag style meters to like the other end of the land right so weary so back then it spiracy theory exactly you ever imagine like something like this might happen one day when you put your head. Deep into post apocalyptic gorgeous doping fiction. You're always all the possibilities right but I think you never really prepared for the big moments you know when something actually happens and I don't think I could have ever imagined that pandemic to the scale you know like that's sad though like people are slowly started to realize that the world we did living is gone now and what. We're going to emerge in something totally different like we're going to have different ways of life and they're going to be different roles and responsibilities that we all have resulted so I think keeping those things in mind in how resilient indigenous people are especially in overcoming these crises that has prepared mentally in some ways. Although I'm not Maybe not physically or supply wise prepared as well as it should be just in case right so the thing about anyways
From immersion camps to podcasts: Innovation attracts new Indigenous language speakers
"I'm Wab Gisha. Grace inforwars dear child this week talking all about revitalizing indigenous languages on the show today in flood cracks new clock. My Indian name. I am from the new cloth. Nation in Bella. I am Learner Speaker of the folks language. That's Marlene King. And if you had told her a year ago that she would not only be teaching the new hug language but revitalizing it. She wouldn't have believed you. That's because the fifty three year old grandmother had just started relearning herself now. Marlene is part of a group of community members community with only a dozen fluent speakers working with the new college to preserve the language for future generations. She joins us now from Belqola. Hello Marlene Hi. So can you describe the approach? New Ho- college has taken to language. Revitalization hop language has been Taught in our school for like the last thirty years. Our language teachers have done an excellent job and revitalizing our language and we have sixty to return to the Nicole through another little linguistic person that works for our community who does work with our elders and our language his name is Dale. Mccreary is a vital piece of teaching. Our language is very crucial to our language. Here and Bella cool. We have now got the money to digitize and transcribed these tapes that were were handed over to our nation winner. Those tapes from they are from nineteen sixty seven nineteen sixty eight. Wow what do you expect to find on those tapes? You're going to be a lot of knowledge on these tapes leg back then like a lot of the conversation on the table at the tables. Were all in new hawk. So you know some of the forgotten words that we don't use today because we had three different dialect. We had three different villages who spoke different languages. But there were very very similar to their their stories over elders In the early sixties and seventies and they were forgotten they. They haven't been available to the people that they were just returned to nation. March two thousand nineteen and these are critical recordings and they need to be analyzed by our linguistics and I have knowledge keepers and language speakers. It's wonderful you mentioned hearing forgotten words on some of these archival recordings see. Can you tell us what may be some of those words or expressions are? I can't tell you that because I haven't heard any of the tapes myself so all of this is new late. It's all new. So they're just being digitized today today as we speak. Are you excited to hear some county? Hear it in my voice. Of course I am just so I'm ecstatic. And in that sense you know finding out some of these Words and expressions kind of like digging up treasure against say yes. It's like Goldline for our language and we really need to preserve that everybody's excited to find out what's on these tapes right We have between three of our People that speak our language to Vancouver to A training course for but we have a reel to reel tapes as well that we're not able to do those recordings rate until we get the proper equipment for those recordings and it sounds like a huge project lots of technical components to what's the biggest challenge you've come across right now is the reel to reel Because you know we don't know what these tapes because deteriorated or but they've been kept very well so were assuming that these tapes that they're still viable merlene. Why is it so vital to do this now? Because a lot of our elders And knowledge keepers have passed on. We've when two thousand ten or two thousand eleven. I believe we lost like seven allders with the Library of knowledge and language and culture. They were very crucial to our language. You know what I was given Of Given three VHS tapes that have an elder from my community. Do some teachings in some language. So I'M GONNA go try to those digitize now. I'm inspired to do that just by talking to you today. Oh that is too awesome. Awesome Merlene thank you very much for your time. Congratulations on this great project. And all the best going forward okay. Still Marlene King. Is the cultural adviser for New College in. Bella Kula BC.
Danaher agrees to buy GE's biopharma business for $21.4 billion
"There's another entry today in the what is going on. With General Electric file GE announced deal this morning to sell bio pharma business for more than twenty one billion dollars. The buyer is Danaher which just so happens to be the company that GE's newish CEO Larry Culp rand before coming to General Electric, so all part of a bigger restructuring plan ended paying down GE's massive debt load the company also, by the way closed a different deal today. Merging its transportation division with railway equipment maker wab tech bringing in another two point nine billion dollars. Marketplace's Amy Scott has more now on the original American industrial conglomerates efforts to become less conglomerate, it GE has been trying to recover from deals that went bad questionable accounting and leadership turmoil. Today's deal helps pay down the more
"wab " Discussed on The Money Guy Show
"It's Brian Preston the money guy. Okay. Maybe don't break glass that sounds a little unsafe. But if a bear market does attack listen to this. It was giving a visual cue reference. I just don't want all our listeners going out there. Breaking a bunch of glass. All right. I think we're in agreement on that. So let's talk about this though. Because guys, especially this is going to be a special episode for several reasons we are sending this out as a value add to our clients. So if everybody who's a podcast client everybody who's a bound wealth. Client is going to actually get to see this episode before it goes live and part of that is because we know that markets freaking out. Just does crazy things to everybody emotionally start wanting to head for the exits. Well, and you know, if you think about it, we really have seen a lot of all Attila your market downturn in quite a while. So now that it's kind of entered in the fourth quarter of twenty eighteen we're kind of remembering. Oh, yeah. This is what it feels like when the market just doesn't go up all the time. So we don't want you making some type of short-term decision the derailed your long term financial plan. That's right. So Argo is knowledge is true. Power. So if we can help you kind of inoculate yourselves, you know, are have that bear repellent like that cut it into the title. I think it really will serve you. Well, so let's kind of walk through these. I want to talk about what you can do. And also, some stats and facts that will let you know, what your neighbors are doing that. You've got to avoid falling into these bear traps. So let's jump into these success starts with the plan though. I did some research on this. I think we love this all the time because it's one Stephen Covey's quotes. Right. He says, you know, you always have to kind of begin with the end in mind. And so if you want to be successful, you have to kind of think about the, and what you can't do that unless you have a plan in place, well choice, rob. It was interesting. This is not the first time, I've covered this topic. You know, this this we know that there's what's called a market cycle is at every, you know, decade, you're going to have some downturns art of the cleansing and growth. She's like, you prune your bushes and fruit trees and everything. The market kind of naturally does it too. I think it's interesting times when I've talked about the need for having an investment plan our financial plan that ties in I've used Fidelity Investments. I thought it was interesting. The most recent research was actually coming from Charles Schwab. So not these guys fighting over who has the low cost the lowest investments, they're also fighting over who provide you the best Rosalyn share. Yeah. So here here's the research found choice. Wab did a research study. That's really got some disappointing news about Americans in your ability to plan or taking the initiative to plan. And this is what they found that three in five Americans live paycheck to paycheck and that only one in four have a written financial plan. Now, that's big. But those who do have a written plan exhibit positive investing in saving behavior in the goes deeper this when we look at the top ten percentile of overall performers in our modern wealth index that's the research study. There's a consistent theme that they're diligent planners. Three and four. So they have a written financial plan. And then it goes on. It says planning is critical to achieving any goal. It's like establishing an exercise regimen to get in shape. We need to take the same approach to keep our finances in good health and on track. So I think what's really interesting just kind of ticks if you just want to put yourself in the camp of folks who are set to be successful..
"10 feet of blood": Kayaker recalls helping teen attacked by shark
"A thirteen year old boys expected to make a full recovery after a shark attacked him in southern California over the weekend. ABC's will cars near the scene attack. Gore's race to save it thirteen year olds live four men. Desperately dragged the teenager or shore inside of a kayak kayak is full blood but Dini bit diving for wab stirs winning eleven foot shark attacked. He was yelling I got bit help help help short
South Korea urges North to present plan for denuclearization
"Cumulus in los angeles say they will not be filing criminal charges against scott bail the da's office says after looking into the case they determined the statute of limitations had expired the case stems from allegations made by actress nicole eggert was on charles in charge puts bay oh eggert says bao's sexually assaulted her while she was still a teenager baeau denies all those allegations and says that he and eggert were in a consensual relationship and that was after she was of legal age in a twitter post eggert points out that the case against bail was not dismissed because of a lack of evidence but because the case was too i'm oscar wells gabriel south korea's urging north korea to come up with concrete steps toward denuclearization south korean foreign minister conch young wab says recent summits in panmunjom in singapore were unprecedented and have the potential to bring about historic change on the korean peninsula we are expecting to see concrete action by north korea to live up to his compete denuclearization commitment in return for guarantees of its security and joint efforts to establish a lasting peace regime on the peninsula the comments came as north korea's kim jong un held talks with chinese president xi jinping in beijing the visit which wrapped up on wednesday was designed to convey the country's growing closeness china's touted the prospects of more trade and investment if north korea makes progress in talks on abandoning its nuclear weapons and long range missile programs walt disney studios has named two people to replace outgoing animation and pixar chief john lasseter jennifer lea and pete doctor will take over both are oscar winners and veterans of the walt disney company specifically lee who co directed frozen has been named chief creative officer for the walt disney animation studios while dr who is best known for the movies up and inside out is now the chief creation officer for pixar animation chairman ellen horn said both lee and dr embody the spirit culture and values of their respective studios in november lassiter said he was taking a six month sabbatical and apologized for missteps with employees will stay on as a consultant through two thousand eighteen welcome to total wine and more boy gets all of this bear out of the way how about if i find a.
Scott Baio Claims Nicole Eggert Accused Him of Assault to 'Relaunch Her Own Career'
"Bill to limit surge fares by uber in lift has been shut down in honolulu by the city's mayor mayor kirk caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have set limits for what companies can charge during peak demand the goal of the measure was to prevent surge pricing rates getting higher than the maximum fair set by the city the mayor's told city attorney's to come up with a bill that would give transportation companies flexibility as as there's disclosure about pricing uber says the veto protects consumer choice had a lulu council members could override the veto a former sitcom star accused of sexual assault won't pay steady charges ap entertainment editor oscar wells gabriel reports the accusations were made by former co star prosecutors in los angeles say they will not be filing criminal charges against scott bail the da's office says after looking into the case they determined the statute of limitations had expired the case stems from allegations made by actress nicole eggert was on charleston charge the bay oh eggert says bao's sexually assaulted her while she was still a teenager baeau denies all those allegations and says that he and eggert were in a consensual relationship and that was after she was of legal age in a twitter post edward points out that the case against bail was not dismissed because of a lack of evidence but because the case was too old i'm oscar wells gabriel south korea's urging north korea to come up with concrete steps toward denuclearization south korean foreign minister conch young wab says recent summits in panmunjom in singapore were unprecedented and have the potential to bring about historic change on the korean peninsula we are expecting to see concrete action by north korea to live up to its compete denuclearization commitment return for guarantees of its security and joint efforts to stab a lasting peace regime on the peninsula the commons came as north korea's kim jong hoon held talks with chinese president xi jinping in beijing the visit which wrapped up on wednesday was designed to convey the country's growing closeness china's touted the prospects of more trade and investment if north korea makes.