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Democrats, White House Upbeat After New Talks on Coronavirus Aid Bill
"And Democratic negotiators are reporting a little bit of progress toward another round a fiscal relief from the pandemic. As for what a little bit means here's Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. We haven't heard a whole lot about anything they've agreed on. I think they say they're moving in a positive way. Just meeting together and talking seems to be positive anymore. Mansion says he's pushing to support rural Americans at risk of losing their homes, and any agreement made this week probably wouldn't be able to come up for a vote until next week. At the earliest.
Strong storms fire up across Washington, DC area
"Four meteorologist Steve Prince Valley. Good evening, Mike. We continue to watch these storms that are rumbling in from the West were in storm Team four Weather alert mode through the evening, Mike because we have the risk of some strong to severe storms now, nothing in the immediate area right now, But we are watching coming across from parts of West Virginia West Virginia panhandle. There are a couple of raindrops just encroaching upon Frederick County, Virginia, and that will be pushing our way out of hardened county into Shenandoah County as Wells again Frederick County in Virginia's That's where Start as it spreads eastward through the evening. 567 o'clock, we'll see. Some of the storm is pushed towards the district. They could be strong with gusty winds. Downpours in an isolated tornado not impossible will watch it very closely. Temperatures in the eighties Otherwise partly cloudy to mostly cloudy will do it. Showers and storms linger through the first half the night then gradually diminish after midnight with compassion. Fog into the seventies. Tomorrow's a hot, muggy day, a breezy day to mid ninety's the high 30% chance of a couple of storms, but certainly not a wash. He's most aquatic McGee showers. Couple thunderstorms High school being a lone amenities on Tuesday, we're gonna watch closely for the approach of hurricane he seizes. It may bring the risk of some rain to the area Temperatures into the lower AIDS Wednesday Sunshine just a small chance of a storm as we top off in the mid to upper eighties conductors right now across the area, it is 86. And I am still 85 Frederick and temperature in Germantown coming in 83. Mike Thanks, Steve for
Interview With Sam Querrey And Eric Hutchinson
"Jon Wertheim here, and it's this week's. Illustrated Tennis podcast, we have two guests this week, a bonus guest in mainstream tennis player guest I. Am Query joins us. He is at the Greenbrier in West Virginia where he was laying world team tennis, and then as he will explain, is ready to embark on a full season starting in August, and we talked to him about what it's been like in the tennis bubble what his plans are for the rest of the season and sort of what the impact of this crazy and cratered year has been on a on a player of his status, his age. then. We have Eric Hutchinson. He's been on the show before Eric is a friend of big. Band of tennis and we talk a bit about what it's like to be a solo performer solar artists in the time of Cova probably not dissimilar to being a singles player. Eric has a new album class of one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. So we talk a bit about the process a bit about this sort of enforced break that we are all on. What the overlaps between music and tennis. All right now and some tennis chatter with a big tennis fan. So Sam Corey versed Haircut Simpson's second. Let's start in. West. Virginia. You're. In the bubble. I am. Tennis bubble. Let's let's start the president as a been. IT'S BEEN AWESOME You know for me I hadn't told a match in. Australian Open because my wife had a baby in February also I mean it's been five months. So I was excited to go I think all the players here are are really loving it and it's fine and we're finally back plans some competition and it's been great i. mean the I've never I don't know if you've ever been here. I. Know I haven't most you'll have in, but the resort is awesome So it is a bubble but at the same time you can there's golf fishing a bunch of restaurants you can go. You know skeet shooting eighteen. So you're you don't feel like you're just you're playing tennis and going back to your room. There's so much to do outside tennis, which is really made it fun for everyone because we are here for for three full weeks. And it's great to be back in absolute competition and. Going to court I mean it's going great so far. Some sounds like summer camp widsom competitive tennis thrown in. That's exactly what it feels like especially 'cause you're you're in the mountains that it's got a very, very much camp field. We're we're only doing this audio. I have to say you're your backdrop is tremendous. It looks like I mean you can kind of see like. Beautiful. No it's. It's this part of the I've never been here like I said it's I mean we went ATV and a few days ago, and you go up in the mountains in the views and. I. Spectacular. Doesn't sound like a bad way to spend July. What's been the? What about sort of the training, the nutrition, the hydration everything that comes with competitive playing how have you been able to deal with? With that. I, mean for me personally that's been that's been tough. The last like months to find the motivation for practice knowing or not knowing when we're GONNA. Start. You know you're kind of always like like apprenticed for like, wow not studying for I'll just as the next day and then I do the next day. So you know the last two months I haven't practicing hard but there's there's a practice shape and there's match shape. It's hard to really get back into your match shape until you play match. So. I'm doing the best. I can I've got Christian Cossio who travels with me as like a physio here with me. So we've been in the gym every day and working on my body. So physically actually feel fine because you know the team that I'm on I'm only playing singles every day. So I've literally got a thirty minute sets of five. And that's all the tennis I'm playing. So off days and even some matchdays I'm finding the other guys have updates in in an extra and extra practice and spending time in the gym and trying to make the most of it won't here. What's the level play? Overall? It's been high I. Mean I've played tennis twenty years because of the incentives this year online means finals, winters, It's intense. The teams are into it i. mean every you really feel like everyone's kind of laying it out there and It's made it better. You know I it's fun of the past but these incentives, I, it's it's up the level and there's a few more come on. There's a the teams kind of gathering around over a little bit more. So it's it's been really fun and I hope they continue to do is incentives can. Stays at this level. Yeah. I mean I was GONNA. Say, this is an interesting. You're a world team tennis veteran. This is unlike any other season you've had you just. League can. Use this crazy. This crazy three weeks as a springboard. I hope. So I. Mean Look at Fred Leading Eric Davidson behind it and they love tennis and You know they seem to have the financial backing to help move it forward in a good direction and Like the nave because of what happened, I mean the level and the talent they have this year is like no other year they've had world tanks. See this type of caliber players for a full season. So hopefully I mean I everyone that plays this year know especially those top players are GonNa say oh. My God this has been fun like this has been a great. Few weeks of practice, it's fun to be on a team and hopefully for the years moving forward, they're going to those top players GonNa WanNa do it again. Give, give us your your like top top four players of the season. If you're writing in your MVP, votes would be Gosh I would have to look at kind of like the the win loss record. you know Bethany Matic Santa's up there because she's just it seems like every mixed doubles in every doubles cheese. You know winning most of those. Sets. closers was up there until she got her she was just on fire. So I'm still GONNA put closers in the mix and then. Not so I'M GONNA try to I'm trying to think of a guy that's. been somewhat dominant. I can't tell I. Don't know I would need to look at like. He's been winning losing.
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"Unless Congress takes action, millions of Americans are likely to be evicted from their homes. Berry soon, and this problem is more than just a crisis. This is a crisis that the American people are dealing with, but there's also a crisis when it comes to Congress and how utterly? Our lawmakers are when it comes to providing the economic relief that Americans desperately need so there have been numerous stories published about the number of Americans who are likely to be addicted, but these numbers keep ballooning so for instance last week, the Federal Moratorium on Evictions and also on federally backed mortgages expired, and so there are some states that have implemented their own addiction. Moratoriums but you have to keep in mind. Mind that some states have not done so and we still have tens of millions of Americans who are jobless who lost their healthcare coverage as a result of being laid off in the middle of this pandemic, and then you also have Republicans who refuse to extend the unemployment benefits that were provided under the cares act. That was the additional six hundred dollars a week. That Americans would receive if they filed for unemployment. Unfortunately it seems like there are some members of democratic leadership who were going along with the lies and deceptions that are being message to the American people. So before we get to that I want to share some statistics with you. The Urban Institute estimated. That provisions covered nearly thirty percent of the country's rental units and I'm talking about the Be Moratorium on evictions by one estimate. Some forty million. Americans, could be. During the public health crisis, and of course, this is the most unsurprising part about all of this minority. Groups are the most. Vulnerable when it comes to fiction, so people of Color, according to CNBC are especially vulnerable, while most while almost half of white tenants say they're highly confident. They can continue to pay their rent. Just twenty six percent about african-american tenants could say the same around half. Hispanic tenants said they have little to no confidence. They'll be able to stay in their homes. And if you look at data, state-by-state to see how states are impacted by this. You Look at Louisiana, for instance, fifty percent of ten say that they can no longer afford their rent. A fifty one percent who say that they can't afford their rent in Florida fifty eight percent, in Tennessee fifty nine percent in West Virginia and again Benjamin love for you to jump in the frustration. Here is the utter lack of leadership, not just in in the federal government with the trump administration, but also with Congress right what we're seeing here is just it's. It's shocking, but it's not surprising race. It's almost like the natural combination of how are leadership has been leading the direction. They've been going. They are really pushing the people as far as they possibly can I. Think you are Frankin Clippers stain on. Twitter, said that they're trying to find the very least that they could possibly do without causing a riot, but you know when these numbers start hitting the fan right when people actually are put out of their homes with nowhere to go, and then if they if they're lucky enough to get in a homeless shelter night, we do not have the capacity to house. All of these people in the homeless shelters across this country, but even in that scenario they would then be exposing their families to covid nineteen. This is not something that's but the fact that they're playing chicken and taking it. All the way to the wire is is disgusting. Absolutely, so you have the moratorium on fictions on one hand, and then you also have the issue of the unemployment benefits which are set to expire on the last day of July, and so of course, when you hear the rhetoric coming from the Senate Gop, and also from the White, house, there's this live that keeps getting repeated over and over again about how well these unemployment benefits are just too high, and as a result are refusing to go back to work. In fact, one of the Republican senators. Who was her pet? This nonsense was Ted Cruz over the weekend. Let's take a listen to what he had to say. And then I wanNA. Compare what he said to democratic. Leadership Listen. In terms of the unemployment benefits do you object to providing any kind or any amount of federal boosts unemployment at this point, because not everyone is choosing to be out of work. The policy that Nancy Pelosi Democrats are pushing adds an additional six hundred dollars a week of federal money to unemployment. We have unemployment system system. Down, to seventy percent. Problem is for sixty eight percent of people receiving it right now. They are being paid more on unemployment than they made in their job and I'll tell you. I've spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas. We're trying to reopen and they're calling. Their waiters and waitresses are other busboys, and they won't come back, and of course they won't come back is the federal government is paying in some instances twice as much money to stay home, but APP may, and to a lesser amount. At look at what we ought to focus on instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill. What's a recovery bill or coverage? Bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work. A recovery bill would suspend the tax which would give a pay raise to everyone in America. WHO's working? That actually gets people back to work.
Fifth Lawsuit Filed in Deaths at West Virginia VA Hospital
"Lawsuit filed in West Virginia over the deaths of veterans hospital patients given improper insulin shots. This new cases, the fifth filed connected to sudden deaths in 2017 and 2018. The family of Archie Edgell is now among those who say administrators at the Louis Johnson, Va. Medical Center did not look into the deaths and failed to protect their loved ones. U. S attorneys say the government should not be held responsible Red amazed. A former nursing assistant pleaded guilty to killing seven people after giving them lethal doses of insulin. She's not yet been sentenced one counts of second degree murder but faces life in prison. The suit's seek unspecified damages. GURNAL Scott Fox News
Regis Philbin Was an Entertainer In the Truest Sense
"Was talk. Regis Philbin. You know the connection. Our friend Frank Dawson. The loophole Sapporo have Valley Hall of Fame. The coach Lou hold too many others. This was a guy who was larger than life. And as I've been saying all day, and I said it before David Letterman, but I totally agree, he said he is a significance to television as Johnny Carson and this death is as big as the death. Of the Great late night. King of talk shows Johnny Carson as it is to the king of daytime television talk. The man that wrote the book. Regis Philbin, Teddy. Well, you know, we had the honor of having him come to mountaineer and perform at the harbor with Don Rickles and Regis was a heck of a singer and musician. A lot of people didn't really get to see that side of him that often. They saw the talk show entertainer, but he was an incredible entertainer musician. And then when you you matched him with Don Rickles that we had it who we had at Mountaineer three or four times, actually. But, uh, it was just an incredible show, and I got to have dinner with both of them after the show, sitting in LabOne be a great restaurant at Mountaineer. And it was just a thrill. I mean, it was. They brought me back through the Johnny Carson through Frank Sinatra and all of the relations that they had going back throughout the history of really Entertainment in America as we know it today, Post World War two and it was just fascinating. The 88 years old but was probably in great shape. I haven't really seen much of them in the last year, but He loved to work out. He was really just as nice. A man and a person sitting and having dinner just as he was, as you saw on TV, so I have nothing but great things to say about him. And and when you match him with Don Rickles It was just out of control. I mean, they were so funny and great together, you know, and how loyal he was to his friends. Digger has so much meaning our friend Frank Dawson. To promote this region and I alluded to on social media yesterday, did it again today and on the radio First thing this morning, Frank Dawson did amazing things he would actually get introduced in the audience tonight during that television show when it was live being seen locally on Channel four across the country through the Great brand, that is Disney. They formed a partnership of bond there, he would actually come to speak in East Liverpool. He was on the steps of the Carnegie Library downtown across from the alumni building in East Liverpool. And he loved Dean Martin. Obviously, he worked with Joey Bishop for a while, he took. Who wants to be a millionaire into the biggest thing? Maybe since gaming has been permitted in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. I mean, people loved it. It was like a wagering on your favorite team. People gravitated to it. Millions of viewers. It ran them more than one night in prime time and anything that it went up against it beat. This guy was a communicator. But as I mentioned today, Teddy, he could talk just about any subject, and he was also when he had to be a great serious interviewer to so Regis Philbin may have seemed like the kid next door, but he really was a heavyweight in this business. Absolutely. Buddy was like the kid next door. He was like your next door neighbor and you sat down with him and just like people got the CM on Regis and Kathie Lee, how he was able to just talk with anybody about anything sports. He knew everything about sports. Entertainment. He knew everything about entertainment. You get into a Wall Street, you know about Wall Street in things that were going he was, and actually an aficionado of of the market. So It was just it was just fun to be with him. Hey, how
How NBA players are using the Oura smart ring to warn of coronavirus
"What exactly does the Smart Ring Do, and and let's start with what its original purpose is, and what it was marketed for initially sure, so the has been around for two years and never got to review. It was one of these things I meant to, but it is a it is. A fitness rang health ring much. Much like the ring made by motive years ago, it checks heart rate it contract sleep it contract motion and activity, but it also tracks temperature. The temperature sensor is the interesting part because there aren't any other wearables that do that, but it's not necessarily the temperature sensing. You think it can't give you like an actual body. Reading of like you know what hundred point seven or whatever? It's a relative temperature that's. Night to show temperature fluctuations plus or minus degrees Fahrenheit. That's mentioned. Just show your changes in your baseline, so to speak, and so how is it being used as a early warning system for covid nineteen? Now been working with a couple of research teams UCSF has a study that you can opt into in the APP. That's been going on for a while. That's asking people to log You know their own moods and symptoms to try to study correlations. That's similar to what other companies are doing trying to see. If there could a way could help connect to symptoms and krona virus, but those researchers are seeing that you can with with the temperature capabilities see signs of illness symptoms a couple of days in advance of when you would normally perceive them. That could line up with the couple of day. Lead time that people believe might might be you know a symptomatic spread period now I'm not a another doctor. My research scientist from talking to researchers working with this and I've been I've been really curious about what that could actually mean. Another research team at Rockford Neuroscience Institute West Virginia University. Has Been Looking at trying to create a health forecasting APP that they have in place that they're using with with frontline workers and seeing if you could provide you know a couple of day pre forecast of whether you're likely to be getting sick. And built on a similar idea of using temperature mainly as a way to pick up ways that you're you're readings are hinting towards the sign of sickness, but not necessarily a sign of coronavirus, just a sign of sickness general from what they perceive. They claim it's like eighty nine percent. Accurate in predicting so far signs of upcoming sickness that will be when you get a coronavirus. You know that's when you get tested. That's when you would maybe. Go into work in some future world where we go back to work, and you know the reason why folks might be more familiar, we're now is because NBA players are supposed to be wearing them as they. Get set to kick off their their special. BUBBLE SEASON DOWN IN FLORIDA. Yes so NBA players have been wearing this of chosen this this wearable. OPT in program and. Coaches that that can look at the stats get kind of a distilled subset of the stats that aware of the ring, now like the consumer version would get so I see all these different pieces of information. There is a respiration. There's heart rate variability temperature these are estimated again. A couple of those key factors of four of them were pulled out and turn into a risk score. That idea is that if you seem like you're, you're scoring significantly high on that, you would Pull yourself out. Get Kobe test, and that type of thing. But you. You get something like that on the on the order APP itself. There's a score, the kind of shows like a whole bunch of factors and talks about like you know Harry feeling today. It sometimes it correlates with our. I feel sometimes a dozen so. Same thing asleep scores but it will let me remind me of like how I'm sleeping. And how much I'm you know? Both bedtime in some element of restiveness, how much I can do about that is is the other thing, but that the NBA is using again is kind of a pre screening tool for those who were bubbling Brian. So you're obviously not an NBA player, Sarah Scott, but how how are you using this? And how does that differ from what they're using this for? As as Early Warning System, yeah, so again as curious and I've not been doing any of those those things and I'm not using any advance APPS. I'm just using the consumer version and seeing what it's like so I just live with it. I've been wearing three months since late April. All the time and what have been noticing is that a lot of ways I don't notice anything because I. Just live my life, and then I check the APP in Awhile, and it says okay. This is sleeping and I tried to make myself sleep better, but like a lot of sleep tracking things. I don't act on those things as well. They should still go to bed super late, even knowing do. But the temperature thing is mostly been fluctuating around the same thing, a little down a little, if I who knows I, haven't knock on wood. I haven't gotten sick over this period. If I had actually gotten sick or perceived something that might be kind of interesting so hard to tell in that vacuum, but. I just wear. It will give some testing with it and I'm curious. I don't think it's it wouldn't replace a fitness watch because it's not as detailed as that and the one thing that the ring is, it's totally invisible with how it shows stuff. It's this nettle ring with no readouts doesn't buzz no buttons and you'd have to check the APP and also if you don't know if it's running out of batteries on the seven day battery life. Until you check the APP where you get a notification from your phone, so there's times where just went dead, and then I had like five days of no readings because I forgot to charge it, which is not ideal if you want a wearable, that's going to help provide early detection for people in a future workplace so that that's one challenge with it. The other thing is talking to the researchers and thinking about what would we all be doing with this? The NBA is bubbling now in a world where you go back to work and have some sort of you know wearable screening tool, which is what people are imagining. Its Eye, contact tracing unit everyone to opt in. And that means rock varner sciences. He was also trying to build towards. Maybe eventually a ways like at that would show ideally like where signs of potential illness popping up through crowdsourcing, but much contact tracing that requires people to participate and right now you still have questions. People are still refusing to wear masks so I mean. The. The degree to which you get people to all agree to wear wearable. Seems extremely optimistic and then when you deal with things like public. It adds all sorts of other complications so an office. Could all agree to do it? But how do you? What do you do in the larger world? I think those are questions. It still hadn't been worked out because the systems are only as good as everyone else's reporting, and just to be clear that this is not a cheap option. This is not cheap solution. Right? Like how much does this thing go for? And how easy is it the by one? The pretty easy to buy, and they're not that cheap there four hundred dollars so. Yeah the falls line with with. Your standard good smartwatch or Apple Watch or thing like that, but you know it's made like titanium plastic on the interior and It's it feels nice, but that's a lot of money, and I think some people will really like it because it's convenient. Enter praying and not a watch Some of the researchers also pointed out that a doctor's and frontline workers don't like wearing rings because they're not good that the germs could get in there. LEXIE! Shoes she's wearing. It didn't like it because of swelling and for exercise, the ring didn't feel ideal was uncomfortable for her and you have to get fitted. You have to get a particular size on the ring. They send you a sizing kit, so if your size changes, that's not great. A watch is adjustable, so there's a lot of things that are weird about it, but I think. It opens interesting questions about what temperature could possibly do. On, wearables in I'm really curious, what will pops up after this? It seemed like from your experience that made you call it somewhat invisible and the data I mean how ultimately how useful is this data? Have you used it to change your life for because you sort of hinted that that you looked at the data? then. It hasn't really changed anything, but like ultimately is this useful? In terms of changing my life. No, because you're right. You know this reminds me of like the talk. I had with with Kevin Lynch on Apple. Watch and apple could be making a lot of decisions on this to why they're only doing. Certain elements of sleep tracking. You know they're just doing the bedtime. Wake up is they claim that the rest is not actionable? Now they call so it could be that apple isn't fully develop the rest of the tools to their liking. But I think that's true in terms of when you get sleep scores like on this. What do I really do with like that? I didn't rest well enough you. There's really not much you can. Do you try to get to bed earlier? Maybe try to take it easy. Me could try to like take on yourself, and that's what the APP recommends like. You know you're reading the scores. Great. Go do it today, or it's not great. Take care a little bit today and I think that's interesting. So in that sense did change the way I would perceive some days I go. Hey, I'm not a great readiness score. just be a little easy on myself. What I know that just waking up and just feeling like crap. Probably you know I think some of these things correlate with how you would normally feel. Feel anyhow, if you're a self aware, but I think the getting back to work thing, the bigger question which is like you know I hate to even leave with that in the story, but it's what people think about about the possible Kobe awareness. I can't yeah for me I'm I you know I? Pi- blood pressure. I'm not going to put myself at risk going out. Out in the world, even if there's a sliver of it and then if I don't know that the APP, the rest of the world is behaving in a responsible way. Then I don't want to put myself there and that doesn't have to do other a wearing ring. It's like so the hard part. There was a halo over everyone's head. That said you know yes I. I am using the device I. Am I am part of your network? Then that's bubbling I. think that would be. That might be a different story, but again. None of these data things that these research programmes are absolute yet. These are all experiments, and all the researchers things a tip of the iceberg, so look how long people have been researching sleep and possible signs of. OF APNEA. or All. These research programmes with wearables they can go on for years and the NBA is very much an experiment. We don't know at all how that's going to turn out
After 20 straight days with 90-degree temperatures or higher, Washington DC is in for another heat wave
"Well Amelia Draper. If people don't like the weather today, they're not going to like the weather tomorrow and there's certainly not going to like it over the weekend home. My gosh, Hilary, we're talking about some serious heat and humidity impacting the area. We are closing out a 20 day heat wave. We did not hit 90 degrees today, but as we begin another heat wave starting tomorrow, this one more significant for sure. With Temperatures in the mid to upper nineties even approaching 100 degrees on Monday and humidity levels, making heat indices around in above 100. So out there tonight some scattered showers and thunderstorms around right now on storm Jean for radar tracking stone showers moving into the Hagerstown area. Some thunderstorms back into the Panhandle, West Virginia so he could see a shower or thunderstorm out there tonight. Most of the areas days dry. Partly cloudy lows in the upper sixties to mid seventies. Scattered showers and storms tomorrow, otherwise mostly to partly sunny loaded mid nineties tomorrow feel more like 100 with the humidity levels on Sunday on Saturday and Sunday. We have highs in the mid to upper nineties with a heat index on Saturday. Around 100 to the Heat index on Sunday. Around 106 can't rule out a storm over the weekend. It again. It's all about the heat and humidity will likely have a heat advisory issued for the area on Sunday, as well as Monday, and as we begin this new heat wave, it looks to last at least 10 days out there, if not longer, currently, 1 86 in the District 82 in Annapolis and 88 in Manassas.
Write Your Own Job Description
"Everyone, the show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches, the skin is still working from home for the time being because of covid Ninety Today Teresa. Carlson joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is one of the most women in tech as the vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon web services. She has tens of thousands. Thousands of clients, the world including government agencies, educational institutions and non profits sounds like a very you know low pressure job to reset. Thank you for joining us today. Welcome to skin from the couch. Thank you Danielle and carly. Thank you for having me. We're thrilled to have you, so we're going to band with asking you our our favorite questions. Skim your resume for us. Well I had been at Amazon web services now for a little over ten years, and prior to that I was at Microsoft for the lesson ten years, where I ran the US federal government business and helps set strategy there prior to that I was a little tech company that my first career I was a speech language pathologist, so I made a completely different career change in my lifetime which has. Has Been a lot of fun, so I've gone from healthcare to tech in now in tech and my world today I get to work with a lot of healthcare organizations, which for me has been I can combine my original degree in college with my new passion and technology. So what is something that we wouldn't know about you? That's not on your linked in or your formal professional bio well. My maiden name is hatfill. It's kind of a famous feuding family from West Virginia and Kentucky, so I am originally frank decky. It's a beautiful blue grass state and I lived there until I was twenty three, and then from there I moved over to Germany as a speech and language pathologist, working for the Department of Defense in Nuremberg Germany, so a lot of people don't know that because that was left off my resume. It's a long time ago it. It feels like it was a fen part of my career when I look back. Because I got to work with children up to five years of age with the military, he were away from home and needed support help with their children who has has developmental disabilities. So that was a lot of fun for me. It was a it was a really nice time. It was my first adventure of living overseas and learning about a totally culture as well. Let's start there. You have mentioned you were a speech pathologist. It didn't make switched attack for a number of years. You were also among when you made that. Switch out. What prompted the change? And how did you think through it? I would like to say. Danielle there was a lot of thinking to it, but actually I had been in I've been working in the field of speech and language pathology for a company called no, the care. Corporation that when perspective payment changed in healthcare, which meant. Meant, basically they went to a managed care model. The therapy world rehabilitation world changed a lot of how you could treat patients and the business literally almost imploded overnight. It was an amazing wonderful business. We had Rehab hospitals and Rehab Clinics and we did sports therapy as well, but our main business was in geriatric care in the business, just imploded and win that change. The business changed so match that I. Just I woke up one day and I said I. Don't know what I'm GonNa do. You know healthcare is just I feel at the time it was like groundhog day like nothing was changing, and I just didn't feel. My career was going to go in the direction and I just said I'M GONNA make a change I. Don't know what I'm. GonNa do and I kind of took stock in my resume, which was not bad I had not only been a direct therapist, but I had managed people I had I had managed facilities on a regional basis and I'd help start kind of. Of A new business model so I, said I'm going to take these skills and figure something out, but I ended up getting hired by I was living in Maryland and get ended up getting hired by Tech Company in New Hampshire. Call Ky-ko Corporation so I fly every week and work. I flew back and forth, and it was a workflow and document management company, a Tech Company that and I told the CEO. When he hired me. I said you know I'm a paper pusher, not a paper automated. But this idea of workflow docket management change my world, because all of a sudden is all the intersection of a problem, a business problem emission problem in that technology could be a catalyst to drive change in that
Fired VA staffer facing 7 murder counts in insulin deaths of veterans
"Staffer at a Va hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, is being charged with killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. Rita Meyer is a former nursing assistants faces second degree murder charges in the deaths of seven people and assault with intent to commit murder of an eighth person. The
Fired VA staffer facing 7 murder counts in insulin deaths
"Jim Krystle, a tells us a former staffer at a Va hospital in West Virginia is facing murder charges read a Maze has been charged with seven counts of second degree murder in the deaths of patients that the VA hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, investigators say she illegally administered insulin to eight patients in 2018. Seven of them later died. Mays did not have the authority to dispense medication as a nursing assistant checking
NIH Chief Gives Update On The Coronavirus In The U.S.
"Day, another record set across the United States 59,000 new Corona virus cases recorded yesterday, breaking the record again for a single day high for new infections, and that number capture surges in states from Texas to California, Florida to West Virginia. So where are we in the ark of the pandemic? Is there any glimmer of hope going to and how to square disconnects in the guidance coming from our political leaders and our most senior scientists? Questions we're going to put to one of our country's most senior scientists were going to spend this whole segment of the program questioning Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr Collins, Welcome back Good to speak with you again. Nice to be on your program. Mary Louise, So 59,000 new cases in one day. If I had told you back in March there February that that's where we would be as a nation in July, Would you have believed me? I would certainly have hoped not. We knew back in March and April that we had hit a terrible peak of infections, and we worked really hard across the nation to try to figure out How to flatten that curve and to bring that down, and we never really got it down. And now it's certainly headed up again in a way that is really quite alarming. I mean, hindsight always is 2020. But if there were one thing you wish we could go back and redo what would it be? You know, I think we learned what we needed to do in terms of social distancing in terms of wearing masks in terms of being very careful about public gatherings, especially indoors. But those were applied in a somewhat spotty fashion. People basically got tired of it, but the virus didn't get tired of spreading. And I'm afraid as things over the course of the last couple of months opened up. They weren't always following the CDC guidelines in the way that we would have hoped, and now we're starting to reap the consequences. And I particularly concerned that younger people feeling that maybe they're not so much a risk have felt much less likely to adhere to those guidelines. And have therefore been getting infected in larger numbers and then spreading it on to their neighbors, their families and particularly vulnerable people who we now are quite worried about to to where things might go next, Dr Anthony found. She warned last week that we could be on track to see 100,000 new cases a day. I interviewed him right after that, and he told me he dropped that number to jolt people to try to get our attention what she did. But have you seen anything in the weeks since he said it That suggests we are not heading for that outcome. Well, Dr Fauci is my colleague and I both worked at the National Institutes of Health. I'm actually his boss, although he is, of course, the most highly regarded public health spokesperson about this Outbreak. So when he speaks, people listen and well, they should. If you look at the shape of that curve and just do your extrapolation like you would in math class, you would say, having now hit just about 60,000 that there's no sign that that's topping out. And so his prediction I fear might in fact, turn out to be true, But we have things we condone about that. And that's where I'm hoping, Despite the anxiety that now spreads across the land again that we should not feel powerless that we are in a circumstance where we could try once again to flatten that curve by taking all of those recommendations about masks about social distancing about avoiding Being close together, especially indoors and see if we can do something to prevent this from going even further, obviously particularly important in places where we can see the community spread has gotten really quite out of control. Like Arizona. Ah, like California like Texas like Florida. But other places should not feel immune. The time to make those actions most effective is before you have a really widespread community problems. So I look in your own community see what's happening. If there's a hint that things were starting up again, everybody should take action. And so should the government leaders that have a chance to do something at that. Woo that to your earlier point, though, which is the guidance was out there in the spring and Individuals weren't paying attention. We got tired of it and elected officials were reopening anyway, Do you What gives you confidence that the advice that the best guidance from the CDC and another on other agencies will be heated now? Well, I guess I'm an eternal optimist. And so I will say when people are faced with reality, and you can't look at the current circumstance and not admit we've got a real problem. That perhaps this hope for sort of outcome that okay, it's summertime. And maybe this won't be such a problem. We've gotten past that. That's no longer the case. Anybody who's trying to Pretend we can just fake our way through this. We're not succeeding at that. So it's time to wake up. Look at those recommendations get serious again recognize that it's up to all of us, and we're Americans, and ultimately, we usually do the right thing. This is the right time to do that. Speaking of recommendations, I do want to ask you about schools and the debate raging over whether to reopen them. President Trump and other administrations have been downplaying the recommendations of their own health. Experts who will have seen the president tweeting that safety measures recommended by the CDC. Things like you just nodded to, like wearing masks and spacing. Student desks apart, he says. These air expensive they're impractical. Do you stand behind the CDC recommendations? I think CDC is our nation's expert group in public health, and we should take their recommendations as the recommendation we should follow. I mean, it is. It is complicated. Let's be clear if you're talking about students going back to school in Casper, Wyoming, where there are very few of any cases. That's a very different story than if you're talking about students going back to school in Houston, which is in the middle of a very serious outbreak, so blanket recommendations, saying everybody should do the same thing fly in the face of the reality of where we are with this outbreak, But CDC has recommendations to try to adjust to that. I think most of the school experts are looking at those Also worth looking at the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here is a very distinguished group. That is worried as I am, as we all should be about the consequences of kids not being in school. That's a serious issue. Kids are basically being harmed by the absence of social interactions, losing up all kinds of time in terms of their learning curves. We do want kids back in school where those good things can happen, but everything in life is a benefit and a risk. And the risks are going to depend a lot on where you are at this point and how much that virus is spreading around, and that just has to be factored into the decisions. Ultimately, it's gonna have to be the local authorities that make That kind of judgment. I hear you're choosing your words carefully on. I do want to ask you since since we already brought up Dr Fauci. You and he streamed an online conversation earlier this week, which I watched. It was informative. Thank you for that. It also got some buzz because a lot of journalists have been complaining that they cannot get an interview with Dr Fauci. Here's a taste of that We have not been able to get our requests for Dr Fauci approved by the Trump administration. In the last three months, high profile figures from the task force, including Dr Fauci have been unable to secure White House permission to appear on American TV networks. I just want to let you respond to that, because, as you noted, your Dr Fauci is boss to your knowledge is here. Anybody else who's message on public health conflicts with the administration's message? Are they being prevented from talking freely? I think every administration has always had an interest in making sure that people who work for the government if they're going to make a presentation to the public, that there is some consultation about that. I do that as well. When I'm going to have this Kind of a conversation like we're having right now, but I have not been canceled feelings that you can't speak to a TV network. I need to run. That invitation passed to be sure that the administration is aware of it and that they don't have any particular issues with the request. That's been the case for every administration since I've been in the government, which is 27 years. Return you to vaccines in a couple of minutes we have left this week, The government announced $1.6 billion contract to a company to manufacture a Corona virus vaccine. This company. Novavax, though, does not have a product that has been proven. Toe work, which made me think that feels like an awfully big bet to place on something unproven. Why is that the right path if you think that is the right path. Oh, I think it is the right path. Mary Louise. I think What we're trying to do here is to have a lot of potential shots on goals. This vaccine is going to be our best hope to get past this terribly difficult year of 2020 And the more that we have multiple different scientific strategies, the more likely we are that at least one and maybe several of them will work. The Novak strategy is basically to make a protein sub unit. It's different than what's happening with the other vaccines that are about to get started in the next month or two with their phase three trials. And so it is hedging their bets. It's trying as you would, I think, want to when something is a really serious issue, and you want to be sure you succeed. Make sure you've tried several things that you have a menu of opportunities that's going to cover all of the scientific basis, and Novavax brings another one. To the table, so we're glad to have them in the team. If I hear you right? It sounds like it's it's possible. This might be money thrown down the drain. But at this point we don't have something proven, and we have to work towards something. So we're goingto as you said, had hedge your bets. That's exactly right on. I think that's probably what the public would want us to do At a time like this, where I mean, if it wasn't such a rush, we might try one vaccine. And then six months later go Oh, that one wasn't quite what we wanted and then try another one. And it could be five years or more before we actually had the answer. We don't have time for that. Think the public doesn't expect us to be doing the slow boat here, so the idea is to have several of these to invest in them expect that some of those monies are actually not going to pay off. But one of them will maybe more than one will. Ultimately, I think that's what the public is expecting. And what we're trying to deliver. Speaking of operation Slow boat and not wanting to go there. We just have 30 seconds or so left. But how do you reassure people that With the speed that this operation is being developed. The whole thing is called Operation Warp speed to try to get a vaccine that it will also be safe. Well, I want to assure everybody about that The speed is being done by basically doing in parallel things that otherwise would have been done in a Siri's of steps, but every step is being carried out with rigor and intensity. Before we have to go. Let me just say anybody who's interested by the way and signing up for a vaccine trial because they're about to get under a going to give you a Uriel Carell correctness prevention network dot org's okay. Francis Collins Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, many things
World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva
"Jon Wertheim here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Let us start by pausing for a second of silence to acknowledge that this ought to be the second week of Wimbledon one of the great pinnacles of the tennis calendar. We'll have to wait till next year, but meanwhile we have a good podcast this week. Our guest is Carlos, Silva Carlos as the CEO of World Team Tennis, which has perhaps you know we'll have a twenty twenty season a little bit different, but there will be a series of sixty three matches from July twelfth to August first at the greenbrier. The resort in West Virginia where all the players and all the teams will effectively be bubbled This is tennis's version of. Of what we're seeing, the NBA and this is a a prelude of sorts to the twenty twenty us open but world team. Tennis persists Carlos. Talks about where how and when you can see the matches, but they will be televised on a variety of networks and platforms, and World Team tennis stalwart in the sports since the early seventies will persist, so we talk with Carl's about world team tennis about staging an event amid corona where his league fits into this crazy mosaic, we call tennis and his experience with the sport as well as a former player so good conversation with a guy I've known for for a while. Here's Carlos Silva. Doing Oria I'm good I'm good. Things are good. Where are you? Where are we getting you? I'm in I live in Potomac outside of DC our. Okay so you're you're not far from. The greenbrier of these things go yet now I've been. I've been a few times over the last of the last few weeks, so yeah, it's like it's like three and a half hours from Dallas. All right, so you can, you can You can drive that. So! Yeah, let's start there I feel like. Talking about TV shows like a succession or Ozark but tell us about season forty five. What are we expecting a year? So. I mean as you know we. We have nine teams in season forty five. We had a new expansion team in Chicago there. Unfortunately, not comply in Chicago. Sloan Stevens is anchoring that team along with her coach out Murray. and. And so yeah, we're bringing everybody. We looked at a lot of different states John in Texas Florida. Nevada California, but But West? Virginia felt good It still feels good in the grand scheme of things was based on everything. That's happening, so we're out. We're bringing all night teams the Greenbrier, but we're GONNA. Play a complete season, and so the season will still be fourteen regular season, seven home and seven away. If you will, which will really only consists of. You, know whatever jersey, they're wearing that day home or away. On one court right at the writing a great low stadium that the Greenbrier Scott. I was GONNA. Say I. Commend You on a not picking Florida California. Texas Arizona, you. you picked well. I guess I think other sports are going to be looking at this as a real sort of. Canary in the coalmine to use the West Virginia and. Nobody I think whether it's dope, it or whether it's the Orlando in this NBA bubble. Do you feel pressured to sort of do this? Right for world team, but also I. Suspect a lot of other sports. Outlets are going to be looking at this. Yes we feel pressure? I mean in an I. Think you're right I. Don't think it's just tennis. I think it's sport. You know all of us. I mean the one thing you may have found it to John. I've found that over the last three months. Everyone's been very collegial in. In a weather we're on white. House calls whether we were all together. I mean I talked to Jay Monahan you know about a month ago before before their season started because they were GonNa go to tech says, and he gave me some great feedback on what they were doing with testing, and so yeah, we do we. We're We're trying to be very diligent and we're also trying every day to make sure that what we're doing. We're still analyzing it every. Every day, no as I told my team and we've told the players you know until August second when someone raises the King Trophy we gotta be diligent every day, so we've. We've even made a few adjustments as you know we're. We're going to have five up to five hundred fans in the stadium right halls, twenty, five hundred, and originally those fans were only required to have a temperature check, but about five days ago before everything a little bit. A little crazy over last five days we decided that we would add masks in for the fans as well and so all all. All the fans will also have mass in the stadium. And you know with the way we thought about that as you can always take the masks down at feel better, but better to be a little safer so Yeah, there's there's definitely a low pressure. I think we're up forward and I think we're going to show everyone how how we can be safe and be. Operationally smart every day. It's a five hundred fans as of today is the number you're working with. It is yeah. Yeah, and what? We got I don't know if you've ever been to that stadium, but it's a great little Horseshoe Horseshoe stadium around the court with a lower bowl at an upper bowl, and so the you'll either by a lower bowl, general admission, ticket or bowl, general admission ticket, and then every other rose blocked, and then the Oscars will social distance. Distance when you come into the stadium, so if you came John with your family, you'd be able to sit with your family. But if I came with my family, we'd sit together but I wouldn't be able to sit next to your family. We'd be six feet away and so and so that that works and we'd. We'd all at mass in the in the stance.
Treasury names small businesses receiving PPP loans
"Releasing releasing info info about some of the 650,000 recipients of loans from the payroll protection program, which was passed by Congress to allow small businesses to keep their workers employed during this pandemic. While mostly small businesses and nonprofits got money through the program, which is given out $521 billion. There were also some wealthy and well connected recipients to Among them. Kanye West's clothing and sneaker brand. The anti tax group Americans for tax reform companies owned by the family of President Trump's son in law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, as well as California representative Devin Nunes Winery Family Cos. Of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice who is considered to be one of the state's richest persons. Washington, D C political strategy Cos. Legal firms and big money hedge funds to Treasury Department only named companies that got more than $150,000 which made up less than 15% of the companies that received loans about locally. 2453 Rhode Island employers got the federal PPP loan worth at least 150 large Ted Niecy from Eye Witness News With that story, The US Small Business Administration on Monday released the names of all employers that got at least $150,000 from the Paycheck protection program, which Congress created in March to mitigate layoffs amid the covert 19 pandemic. The list includes quite a few familiar names. The Poss Ox got a loan of at least $350,000 to retain 49 jobs. Fellows got loans for a number of its restaurant locations. Even the parent company of the Foxy Lady Strip club received at least $150,000 to retain 159 jobs. Overall, the SB says 2453 Rhode Island employers got at least $150,000 each. 14 round, employers got at least $5 million over $1.8 billion in loans have been a Awarded in the states. So far, a majority of the loan money has to go toward payroll. Employers can apply to have the loans forgiven by the S P A. The economy needs a lot of help. Appearing on Sundays face the nation, Economist Mark Zandi warned. Congress will need to do more as the PPP winds down even though unemployment back down if you had a Books that are unemployed People who are got their hours cut there so working, but they got their hours cut. Then consider those folks that are still working. Haven't gotten your hours. Couple got their pay cut. You're talking about 1/3 of all American workers that are still struggling. And if you want to take a
Amid surge, Fauci urges caution and optimism
"The surgeon virus cases affecting states coast to coast it Lantis mayor has tested positive while west Virginia's GOP governor has reversed course saying ordered masks to be worn indoors Miami Dade County has again closed restaurants in in Texas officials are warning hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed hospitalizations for the virus in Arizona have hit a new high in California State Assembly is indefinitely delayed get session after some people who work there tested positive including an assemblywoman Sager mag ani Washington
Energy companies abandon long-delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline
"Pipeline project that was set to run across Virginia will not be happening line would have extracted natural gas from shale fields in West Virginia. And tunneled under the Appalachian Trail serving customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Environmental groups filed lawsuits and work was stopped in 2018. Now Virginia based Dominion Energy in North Carolina's Duke Energy's say there's growing legal uncertainty for large scale energy projects. Dominion now says it's selling its other natural gas pipelines last week had finished the first phase of what will be the largest wind farm project in the country.
Duke Energy, Dominion scrap plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
"Natural natural gas gas project project that that has has drawn drawn criticism criticism from from landowners landowners and and environmentalist environmentalist has has been been canceled canceled by by its its developers, developers, despite despite of of victory victory last last month month at at the the U. U. S. S. Supreme Supreme Court. Court. Over Over a a critical critical permit. Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have announced that they have scrapped the $80 billion Atlantic Coast pipeline project due to a quote now legal uncertainty. The project was first introduced back in 20 Fortin was set to run across West Virginia and Virginia to North Carolina.
Companies Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline After Years of Delays
"Coast pipeline project has been called off as the companies continue to face mounting opposition from environmental groups. Duke Energy and Dominion Energy say they're dropping the proposed $8 billion pipeline that would have carried natural gas through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina and also underneath the Appalachian Trail. Companies blamed continuing regulatory delays and uncertainty about the project, which was announced in 2014 is an easy way to get energy into underserved parts of the country.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And you don't need to make any cell phone calls for a couple of days with podcast. Del Voted. But that's just me. Whatever keeps you entertained on this long road trips if it's the amateur traveler or some. Scroll IX whatever So once you get into this area. This is one of the reasons why I think this is such a nice place to visit in West. Virginia is because once you get into this part of Pocahontas County you are whether you want to be or not completely cut off from the world. Obviously there are emergency services and I know for a fact that you can make an emergency call on your cell phone in most of these places so it's nothing to really be worried about but most of the state and especially this corner of not great cell reception so once you get here. You're isolated. Well it half of that zone is in West. Virginia and half of it is in Western. Virginia I want to call it East Virginia. Suddenly I never heard of this interesting. It is and so if you're into the science I would recommend checking out the Green Bank telescope once we get into some of these last stops on all right. It's going to be really hard to miss the telescope. Because it's in the middle of a valley and so if you get any altitude at all you can look down into the valley and see this telescope so they do tours of the observatory so go check it out. If you're into that kind of thing but I think probably one of the best stops in West Virginia is CASS scenic railroad which is only about ten maybe fifteen miles from Green Bank and this used to be an old logging community. And so if you imagine the single company town with a lumber mill that's essentially all the town of CASS is but they have a mountain rail system that goes all the way to the top of Bald Knob which I think is the second or third tallest peak in West Virginia. Okay and you can ride on steam. Locomotives logging locomotives. Which are a lot shorter and geared a lot slower so that they have more torque and can climb steep inclines with heavy loads. Okay sure yes exactly and I believe something. That's unique about them as the drive on. The locomotive is articulated. So most engines don't have articulated. I don't know I'm speaking outside my expertise anyway. If you're a train buff this is a must go. And if you're not a trained buff I still think it's Moscow because whether you're there for the trains or the scenery the fact that this rail line you sit on the train. It's about two and a half hours to the top of Bald knob. Maybe a little longer than that. And you're on this railway winding up this mountain with absolutely stunning views of the allegheny highlands the whole way and if you catch it at the right time of year in the fall when the colors on the trees which magical I mean I I would not miss this on your itinerary because you hop on the train you ride up the mountain and then once you're at the top you can look down into the valley and see the Green Bank telescope and it's absolutely gorgeous looking across all the rolling hills from such a high vantage point in you mentioned rather fondly. The state parks in West Virginia. And this is a state park. What I'm saying it is this is CASS scenic Railroad State Park. Okay and so like all the other state parks. There are lodging options. I've stayed in one of their cabins and what they've done is they've taken the old company town of casts. Okay all the company. Homes have been renovated into guest homes. And so you have these hundred year old wood floor structures with wood-burning stoves that have been retrofitted with flat screen. Tv's and hot tubs. It's really interesting. And the town is small. When I say town of CASS? I mean there might be fifty buildings. Total it's really small and again really remote no cell signal here and these town homes are for rent and I don't think they're terribly expensive so if you're looking for a place to stay it's a great place as long as you don't mind getting woken up to the sound of steam whistle in the morning with you said Fifty buildings the population of the town is fifty two. So that sounds about right well and you have to keep in mind. Most of the people who would populate it are long term residents. Hoosier haven't sold their house to the park yet right. There's a little methodist church in the center of town. I was there on Sunday and watched maybe fifteen people go in for their Sunday service so it does have some permanent residents but most of the people who actually work. The park facilities are commuting from outside of town. Yeah well it has fifty two people in fifty two white fenced houses. Yes I suppose so so cassis beautiful. It's my favorite place. The train rides can be a little pricy when I last went. I believe I paid around sixty dollars per person. Okay but that was for the bald knob trip which is their longest expedition. I believe and that takes you. All the way to. The top of the mountain lasts about five and a half hours and includes a bag lunch in the price of your ticket. So it's not an awful deal. I really don't think it is excellent. Well and for the record. I am a trained by so I don't get the opportunity that often to mention that on the show but I I don't know why a five year old is still in me someplace. I know still love. Trains always thought. I would have a model train by this age which I don't have but but still love things like this shirt and I would say. I'm a train buff. That doesn't mean I know anything about trains. I still get goosebumps. Whenever I hear a steam whistle. Echoing off the mountains forecast. That's just such an amazing experience. Yes spend lots of time at CASS. It's my favorite place high point of this itinerary for sure. But I would say that this itinerary would be incomplete without mentioning Seneca rocks which is a little farther from CASS. So we're still driving north a little bit into what most people call the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Seneca rocks is a huge formation that you can climb or look at. It's really cool. But it's on the way to black waterfalls state park which is yet again an absolutely wonderful state. Park has a couple waterfalls. I know several of them. Hold some state records for tallest waterfall so beautiful waterfalls in the middle of a little creek valley in a dense forest and yeah like all the other state parks cheap lodging great cabins great camp grounds and I believe like the others on this list. That actually getting into the park is free so Washington where I live now. Charge YOU THIRTY DOLLARS. A year for their discover pass. Which isn't a bad deal but in West Virginia. Showing up at the park is completely free. So when you WanNa do something fun you have to pay for it. But otherwise taking a hike or during the Sunday afternoon. Picnic is completely free okay. Yeah and so once. You're in that part of the state checkout black waterfalls checkout Seneca rocks if you're into rock climbing or hiking or to definitely must see stops both of them but otherwise I think that that is a good place to end the itinerary if you have more time on your hands and keep driving north to morgantown which is probably one of the few places. I would call a city in West Virginia and get some good food excellent. And is that the end the itinerary. Here we want to get to some of wrap up questions. Yes I think. That's it. There's some general things that you can do in West Virginia that I would highly recommend and that's spend a day getting lost in one of the state parks. It doesn't matter if it's Babcock or hawks nest which is near the New River Gorge Bridge. Wherever you go. You're going to either be lost in a beautiful dense untouched forest. Or you're going to be overlooking a river valley and I don't think either of those is a bad experience if you like hiking near the New River Gorge. There is a trail called endless wall trail which is a great place to see a a good sampling of. What's happening in West Virginia? If you're going to pass the greenbrier river trail runs the whole length of the greenbrier river I believe from CASS to Lewisburg which ends up being. I think around one hundred miles and so if you would like an easy hike multiday hike. That's a great option pretty much wherever you go camping whether it be a cabin a camper or tent site is amazing at all of these state parks so definitely pick a place spend a few days there and if you get bored move on because there is plenty to see and do in. West Virginia and it's all very quiet peaceful and gorgeous no matter what time of year you go. I do want to get back to something you said a while ago. Because I've been a googling frantically because I am honored so I had to know what an articulated look motive was and if you picture your model railroad engine or you picture a real engine. If you've been up close to one you can picture that along. One side are a set of wheels and long the other side or another set of wheels. And they're all in parallel and and they don't turn cry and articulated engine some set of them and their different styles of articulate engines will pivot and use articulated engine on a narrow wine de Railroad. I don't think I've ever been on a railroad that was so whiny that you needed something like that. So I didn't even know existed so but now I do yes and so I believe the thing at casts is the Shay Locomotive. Which is I believe. Cass has the largest collection of Shay locomotives in the world just a particular locomotive manufacturer that specialized in logging locomotives. And so. That's what they're running at cazes articulated. Shay logging locomotives with a top speed of twelve miles an hour but they can haul several very full log cars up and down the mountain interesting and now we know for those of now we know who just had to know. That may just be me. It's okay so some of our wrap up questions. You're standing in the prettiest spot in southern West. Virginia where are you standing? What are you looking at? I think I'm standing at the overlook at the top of Bald Knob which you can only get to buy. I guess four wheeler or Locomotive. Okay and so you can get there at CASS and ride the train all the way to the top of the mountain and you just overlook the Rolling Hills of West Virginia the Green Bank telescope. And I think if I had my preference it would be at sunset but that because I'm a bit of a romantic completely understand.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Okay rafters below and they usually have food trucks set up on the bridge. You can walk out onto the bridge and enjoy a day nine hundred feet above the ground and when you say base jumper we have people who are jumping with parachutes rather than bungee jumping both so you. Can you can base jumping bungee jump and have you done either and are you struggling that we did when I say you can do that? I'm rich using what else. Well okay trained. Professionals are welcome to base jump and Bungee jump. But you would have to do quite a lot of convincing to get me to do that okay. fair enough. It's fun to watch though. Going on bridge days is definitely worth it and bridge days in September. It's October around the second weekend in October. Usually got it near the new river. Gorge Bridges Hawks Nest One of the state parks. I mentioned that West Virginia does really really. Well there's cabins and all the things you'd normally expect from a state park but they have a little tram ride that will take you down into the River Gorge and then you can get on a boat and take a riverboat all the way up to underneath the New River Gorge Bridge which is quite a sight to see. It's a really fun trip while you're in Fayetteville. There's a couple of things to do pies and pints craft pizza. Okay is known pretty much around the state. They got locations in Charleston and Morgantown but they started in Fayetteville so good place for a good craft beer. West Virginia hasn't craft beer scene. So it's definitely worth checking out. Okay Artisan Pizza hipster joint. There's also secret sandwich society also in Fayetteville and an installation of Tudor's biscuit world. Which is a West Virginia chain restaurant known for their home style? Buttermilk biscuits loaded with all sorts of yummy stuff. Now you're not violating some sort of confidence by telling us about the Secret Sandwich Society or I might be. I never actually been so it would be my friends who've been gave it high recommendations galette that are violating it. So I think I'm I'm in the clear on that one. Good to know okay. Sure and then while you're in Fayetteville you can spend a couple of days there. There's a place called adventures on the gorge. That has everything from Whitewater rafting zip line tours and we'll do a canopy walk on the New River Gorge Bridge With You. So now is the bridge. Was a rich land guessing. A rail bridge so the New River Gorge Bridge was built in finished in the seventies and it was built as a highway bridge. The alternate route used to take twenty to thirty five minutes. In what now takes about sixty seconds on the bridge. And so you would have to drive down into. The valley crossed the river. And come back up the mountain on the other side and you can actually still drive that road today. They still have it open to where you can drive the whole twenty minutes to see what it used to be like. Okay but then you're walk you can also there's a pedestrian area of the bridge that you can walk on no so the catwalk is actually underneath the bridge. Oh Okay I didn't quite catch on as you were talking about that okay. Hence the word adventures all right. I've got yes it's exciting while you're in Fayetteville I would recommend checking out Summersville Lake. It is the lake that drains every year to form the Gully River season. But it's surrounded by these huge limestone cliffs that tracked climbers and Cliff Jumpers. I don't know if that's legal. So certainly use your discretion on that but surrounded by these cliffs got lots of recreational boating. I've been there to go fishing and I've never had any luck but that could be because I'm a bad fishermen and not necessarily because the Fisher bad there but results vary got an last thing to do while we're in. The Gorge area is to go to Babcock State Park which is about thirty minutes from Fayetteville which is really famous for the GLADE. Creek Grist Mill. The odds are you probably have seen and might even own a calendar with a picture of this water mill running in the middle of the fall colors absolutely beautiful old building that actually was built in the nineteen seventies out of some parts. That were scavenged from other much older watermills in the area and it's absolutely beautiful sits on this rolling creek in the middle of the forest. It's gorgeous and I recommend you to see it. It's completely free. You can even get a tour of the facility and by some of the corn meal and ground buckwheat that they prepare on the actual water mill. Okay the next place we WANNA go is in the direction of Lewisburg West Virginia which is about maybe an hour to an hour and a half away from Fayetteville. And we're going here because it's in the middle of what's called the Greenbriar Valley now. The Greenbriar Valley is named for the river. But most people have probably heard of the greenbrier resort. Which is where the PGA tour meets for okay. One of their major tournaments every year is major but one of their tournaments is held every year at the greenbrier resort which is Metavsky old resort with a Cold War era bunker built underneath it. I was Gonna say that's what I was vaguely recalling that this was where some of the leadership in Washington D. C. Would have gone to the end of the. Cold War is that the F. I got the right bunker. Yes you've got the right bunker. I don't know that it was presidential. I think it was the upper members of the Senate. Okay not sure how it works. But it's really cool. I actually used to work at the greenbrier in food service and it's really neat to explore the under part because the employees tunnels are built about two stories. Underneath the main resort. The casino of the resort is underground and so the employees tunnels go underneath the Casino and the bunker is down on that level too. It's a really neat facility. Got Lots of cool history and stuff. Lots of fun stuff to do with your kids to is the tunnels in the history. There is that something that I can do a tourist or do. I have to know an employee to be able to do that. The bunker tour you can definitely do a tourist. They market that pretty heavily. You don't have to stay at the resort to do most of the things at the resort. Okay and in fact. I probably wouldn't recommend staying in the resort because the rooms are expensive and they've got old tacky decor I mean. If that's your thing it's pretty cool. And they certainly treat you really. Well there. The staffer amazing. So it's a great place to go not great if you're traveling on a budget though got it. Lewisburg itself is a little bit of ways from the greenbrier and is a historic town with a civil war cemetery. They have Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg West. Virginia which I know you're probably thinking of the one in New York. That is the first one that comes to mind. Yes yes that is what happens but this Carnegie Hall was funded by Andrew Carnegie. I don't know how much he had to do with it. But it is a performing arts center now and you can go and get a tour. It was built at least one hundred years ago. I know it's an older building but funded by Andrew Carnegie. Pretty neat sits really close to the Lewisburg downtown area where? There's lots of Boutique shopping and all sorts of old historic buildings and one of my favorite restaurants in the place called food and friends got up which is in the same building as the market which is a great sandwich shop. If you're ever in downtown Lewisburg need a place to eat. I love it there well and to enter Carnegie. Who was steele? Baron did a lot of philanthropic work so I'm not surprised that there's a Carnegie Hall. They're certainly carnegie libraries. I don't know a thousand different towns around the US Sherry paid for with his philanthropic efforts yet sure and I think west Virginians really like to talk Carnegie Hall as though Andrew Carnegie was so obsessed with the Rolling Hills and beauty of West Virginia that he had no other choice but to build his second home in Lewisburg and that certainly Anna Parker full tail. But it is there and it is named Carnegie Hall. Okay excellent while you're there the greenbrier river valley so within about an hour of Lewisburg. There's lots of natural wonder so lost world caverns nearby so is organ cave these big sandstone limestone formations in the ground. Pretty cool to explore and last I checked not terribly expensive so fun thing to do but what I really think is great about. This area is the Green River itself. Which is a huge slow river that only gets to about neck deep in most of its deepest places it does get a little deeper but for the most part you can wait all the way across the river that is as wide as three four hundred feet maybe even more in most places great for fishing but I think the thing that really brings out. The awesomeness of the Greenbrier river is floating down the river. Okay and so. It's a slow moving stream and just about anywhere on the river. You can rent a Kayak or an inflatable tube and put in in one place and float for twenty or thirty miles and come out at another place because most of the towns are built along the river valley. So I think it's possible to set in in Marlton which is probably about an hour north of Lewisburg to drive it. Okay and so as you float down the river you could probably float all the way to caldwell which is just outside of Lewisburg. That would be fun thing to do for. The day is hop on an inner tube and float down. The river kayaking is also an option. If you'd like to be under a little bit more power and maybe make the journey a little faster but then your arms get tired so why not just a sit in an inner tube and relax. Bring your lunch with you. And don't forget sunscreen. Last thing have going to recommend is the camping and fishing in the greenbrier river valley my favorite place and there's tons of camping places like I said. The state parks in West. Virginia are all really good top notch places that usually have no entrance fees but my favorite place is Wa Toga State Park. Okay and Ouagadougou is a little bit north of Lewisburg and sits right on the greenbrier river and is so quiet and peaceful. I think they have maybe three or four different campgrounds. That are all reasonably priced but camp on the river and we would always when my family would camp there. We would do the inner tube thing. We'd rent inner tubes at Watauga we'd go upstream. Put in our inner tubes and then float for about fifteen miles maybe until we reached our campsite. At which point we would get offer enter toobin walker tubes into our campsite and yeah it made for a great day and the water is very relaxing and peaceful. It's a great way to spend an afternoon all right and the scenery that were in here. So I'm picturing all of this says being a very green valley lots of deciduous trees because you mentioned the fall colors trees that are gonNA lose their their leaves in the wintertime. Although what kind of trees I would find. I don't know if I have the right mental image of this era yet so it's very green. There's a mix of pine trees evergreens but it does change color especially in lower altitudes like the river is changing color. Maples ash trees of your standard east coast makeup of trees. It's really pretty well and as I picture West. Virginia's I look at a topographical map before it. The hills in West Virginia are predominantly in the area. That you're talking about running northeast to southwest along the border with Virginia. And that's the area that we're focusing on that's correct and so those mountains are actually called the allegheny mountains whenever we talk about those they're distinct from the Blue Ridge mountains or okay the smoky mountains which are all part of the Appalachian Range. The allegheny mountains are the highlands that exist in this area of southeastern West Virginia. Okay and that is actually our next. Stop on all right okay. So if you start driving northeast from Lewisburg through white sulphur springs and north past one toga. You will get to what is called the scenic highway. I believe it's technical. Name is the allegheny highlands scenic parkway or something like that okay. It's about a twenty five mile road that puts you only ten miles from where you started so you can imagine it's pretty long and winding.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Fast board. Taboo traveler pursued seven hundred and one today the amateur Traveler Talks About Bridges and fluke trips telescopes and quiet zones and articulated locomotives as we go to southern West Virginia. Welcome the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christopherson. Let's talk about West Virginia. I'd like to welcome to the show Ethan starter from wayward wings Dot Net. Who's come to talk to us about West? Virginia even welcome to the show and I say West Virginia. I think you're actually going to talk to us about southern West. Virginia more specifically is that correct. That's correct west. Virginia geography is fun. Because it's a very round state so saying southern makes people think the southernmost tip that's not necessarily the case but okay yes southern West. Virginia and why should someone go to southern West Virginia? West Virginia is a quiet state up until recently has thrived off of an economy of a natural resources not so much tourism but despite that it's got incredible natural beauty and some of the best state parks that you will find almost anywhere that I've been. What kind of going to recommend for us today. We're going to start in the southern part of the state near Fayetteville Beckley area coca and move in a northeasterly direction. I guess you could do it in reverse and have just as good a time but the end of this trip. Has you input more remote areas? Then you start off in so okay. Starting in the New River Gorge area. This is an area surrounding Fayetteville West. Virginia which is about an hour and a half to two hours from the state capital of Charleston. Where I imagine most people will be flying into if they fly a West Virginia for the centenary. You can't drive. I recommend it pretty close to anywhere on the east coast but will start in Fayetteville which is probably most famous for the New River Gorge Bridge which is a over half mile. Long single span arch bridge used to be the longest single span arch bridge in the world until it was surpassed as those things tend to happen and it sits around eight hundred seventy five feet over the river gorge below and sitting in the middle of these rolling hills over a river that is known for some decent Whitewater rafting. Oh I know so little about West Virginia. I Imagine I'll say that quite a lot as this. Everything is GonNa come as a surprise to me. I have been now to West Virginia but haven't seen very much of it. Even the notable landmarks like the bridge are not something that you're going to see if you're passing through West Virginia and one of the major highways. Okay the bridges. What's featured on the West Virginia State Quarter? So if you're a coin collector that's what you'll see featured on the state quarter for West. Virginia is the New River Gorge Bridge. Got It and you say White. Water is one of the things that you would recommend. We do while. We're there absolutely so in the area Fayetteville. It's known for the golly season which is the Gauley River G. A. U. L. E. Y. And that's when Summersville Lake which is about thirty miles from Fayetteville. They opened the dam and let it drain and the water volume coming out of the Gully River increases to the point that their class five rapids for miles and it's a it's a hot spot for Whitewater fanatics and is that a predictable time of year. That that happens. September October usually is around the time that happens. That's when I would recommend coming to West Virginia anyway. 'cause the fall colors are in swing and seeing the rolling hills covered in bright reds and oranges beautiful? So if you go that time of year they have what's called Bridge Day. It's usually around the second weekend in October. Where they shut down the new bridge for people who want to base jump so people will jump off a bridge.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Laws and legal system of the nation. State the history of America as the record affordable noblest civilization. That emperor like. It's like where would you would? I start to argue with this woman we would. We'd be like we're so overwhelmed with what to say to you that we can't talk. Are you just hit her in the face with a? I don't know what else to do with this literally. Like you cannot know God damn it never mind dear bright some of it goes on and on share so the board with all these people they give into the protests and agree not to buy eight of the most upsetting books. But it's a start one was Sigmund Freud's character and anal eroticism. Alice was Alice was disturbed. Eric it's not anal. It's not that well you say character. I mean that to me like or it could be. I don't know Freud. Maybe it's talking about bundles. I hope so I hope he was. That's right I am we. Do we do a lot of blows loved open? A blow callous was disturbed that Freud said boys wanted to have sex with their mothers and girls wanted to have sex with their fathers Alice. Believe Children read this quote. I knew that thought would never leave their mind. Yup Yup just how the human mind works exactly tower every are taken from any dangerous thought or it will be by it and if you hear if you hear that you like well now I wanNA fuck my mom. That's how it works but you know what it is instead of. It's what she's doing. Which is making you think. I WANNA fuck my mom. It's like when you're like. Hey I got set an alarm for something you send alarm for it now. You're going to remember to do it because he said an alarm. You did this extra step. So when you're highlighting the idea that like. I don't want them to read that part because then they'll get in their heads. That's we'll get in their heads. Thank you thank someone. Just go like wait. Why isn't isn't my head. You're right it's like. Oh No I fuck me. Oh my thanks coming up. Now a she brought up a chapter in the ultra cleaver in which book in which he discussed crime of raping White Women. Even though can chapter had been removed from the textbook. Okay so what okay? All right is in his in his autobiography but they take another textbook. Kids sure L. said this did not represent black culture. Cleaver does not represent black culture a member of the local. Naacp CHAPTER stood up and said in a very reasonable language tone that maybe a white woman shouldn't be discussing what does and does not represent black culture. Wow How allergists. The point. Alice drove home. Was that these textbooks questioning the American values of parents in the community. This is a country club to her. So a lot of people came up to talk She grilled the committee members. She grilled the teachers. Who said it was okay to question values. Some parents said if they had done a good job as a parent their kids views could not undermined rating and opposing. School Block. Wrong this meeting three hours God damn it and then at the end. The books were approved by three to vote. Okay all of them. Except for I believe in I think eight or not right but it still does not a piece. Alison her her peeps. They began discussing creating private schools Reverend Charles Quickly said he now had one hundred parents who are ready to send kids to private schools that he was thinking of creative and now because this happened movement grew and she took her fight to the local media she bridged the class divide of the county and that wasn't just the wealthy religious culture warriors but the men and women of the poor eastern eastern coal mining part of the country or being brought in okay there. The local ministers took up the cause preached in their churches conservatives of the middle class suburbs essentially mocks knits conservatives of the middle class suburbs and working class whites working together against the more liberal urban piece the anti texture is versed textbook supporters teachers for some reason thought. Educators should make decisions about curriculum and textbooks. Don't get it do. They know they don't get it with. Who the fuck are they? The Reverend Jim Lewis of Saint John's Episcopal Church became the public face of the protects. Textbook side the Reverend Marvin Horan from Campbell's creek became a leader on the Anti Textbook Side and horn called for a of.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Big do not touch now. The Charleston Daily Mail said the school board was indifferent to parents plane and they just ignore it said the boards MOLLICA prisoner to school administrators than being in charge. Right so conservative. Parents push hours to run for the county board of Education and she did and she crushed her upon it and very soon after sex. Ed was removed for the county schools. After see. That's how you do it. What a minute democracy. Yes finally so now. Alice was a local voice for the right and for parents who are conservative and she quickly had a following in the county and in the Charleston area there was a recent state mandate that quote schoolbooks portray the contributions of minorities to American culture. My God Shiva. This is the next target but to remove that from an white this bitch a little bit I mean. I think you're wasting those valuable pages accomplishments that what's it could have been making. This is because the federal government and recently offered up money for districts that would embrace multi-culturalism all books up until now. Yeah Yeah Saltbox up until now have been about white people for White people right out. Great White Peop- mostly agree? Might men were sure and honestly when you see the track record up until then who could argue. Look at what's happening right now. It's all white men being amazing name. One thing they've done wrong can't can't do one. Textbook publisher quote. There was an almost an absence of any African American literature. April Eleventh Nineteen Seventy Four. The board was presented with three hundred and twenty five books to approve the schools. Okay Teachers said they thought it would be a typical meeting share something. The bugs have been carefully selected over a year long process with a selection committee into sub selection. Committee's Almeida Teachers Teachers. Change figuring out what books would be great for the year. Let's he's very excited because they get to teach something new right authors of New Question. Have they consulted the one book? They should be consulting about their decision. Well that's a very good question. T the good book. You're talking about the cookbook. The holiday bill of the Bible. Yeah well they're going to get to that. How many people? How many books over the year? Three hundred twenty five three hundred and twenty-five cobbles okay again and again authors of new books included James Baldwin and George Orwell but Alice slot else objected to what was known as a dialect policy. This was a teaching approach to encourage students to feel more comfortable expressing themselves by using their natural dialect. Severin talks a little bit differently. All of our cultures a little bit of a different thing that they say a little bit different way. They say words shirt. So let's let's make kids more comfortable learning by using some of that language. Okay alice quote. There's a correct way to speak. I'm like God. There may be some slight variations but dem is never correct. Dat is never correct for that if we are talking about this as a dialect. I won't approve these books. God. They've eggs at the time. This is an incredibly rare moment for a parent to question the expertise of teachers. Like what yes you mean. There was a time when they were respected and pay and all that yes. This is literally teacher should teach in school. The history teachers used to just have it so much fucking better be really appreciate it day. One board just go straight to chapter eighteen chapters called. Your parents are fucking idiots. Finally another member asked her why they shouldn't leave it up to the professionals that's why they were paying them. He said quote. I mean what am I. I'm an accountant man. After some discussion the board accepted the books but because of Alice. They didn't buy the books and they put it off until they could be looked over more. So they're gonNA. They'RE GONNA RE Scrutinize Alice. Scrutinize the books. Yeah that's basically what's happening by the way you know a job. He just talked yourself into reading. Three hundred twenty five books stupid. Three hundred twenty five books so right. When the meeting ended Alice's husband walked up to her handed. Her Book said quote. I want you to look at what you've just adopted. He was holding. Malcolm X's autobiography. Oh Wow that's for her. She's like Mike. Fakih small into chairs a more chair out the window. The window into traffic pointed to a quote all praises due to a law that I moved to Boston when I did. If I hadn't I'd probably still be a brainwashed black Christian oh and this was a hard heart just jumps out for chest and smashes against the wall a scandal. She then told the superintendent. She wanted every single book sent to her house. Point wouldn't work rate. I just man if you think about if you were getting like Malcolm X. Literature in his public school I mean just right off the bat the difference that makes as far as just cultural difference the way that you feel I mean Yeah I. I read his autobiography when I was in high school. Everybody should yeah and he is the shit. Alice then went over the books. And she was appalled. It was her worst nightmare every nightmare. She can match share. She found quotes from monsters. Like Allen. Ginsberg Sigmund Freud eldridge cleaver no and George Jacks. Oh there was swearing. There is sex. Talk out now and anti-american Black Panther quotes. You know what I would love to. Just be a fly on the wall would be to an. I'm not not even a perverted way. It would be very clinical way to watch her and her husband have sex and watch how that goes down.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Anthony read a story from American history to my friend. Gareth Reynolds who has no idea what the topic is going to be about? We are Sir. Explain TO PEOPLE I. This may be sounds a little different while. We don't know how it's going to exit one hundred thousand people who are left over ten years from now okay. Why Barrier Dear nomads we rebuild? We are current. Iphones quarantined in our in our separate votes. And so this is the first time we've ever done a podcast online. Apart as opposed to face to face this is usually. We usually kiss her bump. Noses says like you've got mail but a podcast. It's exactly what it is. I don't even I the guy who said it is now say it's not exactly like that so. I've never I've never seen that movie so it is and I remember very small. Bits says one hundred percent right. So this is the you've got mail. Podcast Pant and cast. That's what this is. A pain cast. Yes Japan cast So we WANNA say we're sorry. The tour was Was POSTPONED OBVIOUSLY. You guys understand why so. All the dates are being rescheduled as much as we can for later in the air or next year and hopefully those work and then of course. If you can't make it we've told all the venues to give out refunds or something. You guys are going to be hard up for cash. Get A FUCKING REFUND. Were we've made it and if they don't if they don't give you a refund send me an email and then. I yell at them. That's how that works right the muscle and then to those people who are you know. It's the end of the month. A lot of people have lost their jobs. Hang in there you know. Congress gave people a little bit. Some people are GonNa fall through the cracks on that one but I would say Dave Anthony Comedy and I'll put up a how to organize a rent. Strike guys download that. And you know there's GonNa be a lot of people who are going to be not paying debts and not and not not paying rent and you have to organize. There's already been people that have been organizing buildings and doing rent strikes what you have to do if you have no money. And they're allowing rent moratorium on mortgages but not actual people paying rent to those people so we the people are going to have to fight a little bit on this one. Yeah we're going to be some growing pains coming up. There's some growing pains but they are. They are blowing it. They're showing who they are and we as a people will absolutely come together and just they just yesterday a couple of days ago in La. We held a car. Protest me in our cars went to. The mayor's office says amazing. Don't get hawks and let them know we're still out here in our products. Better a here you know. Let's say let's say you have. Yeah Yeah let's segue into my dates so those are also cancelled or postponed Summary booked but yeah so like every thing else. We're just waiting to figure it out to a Gareth. We are brought to you in part by Toshi. What is it you ask well Gareth? It is a day and what a day. It's A. It's a little contraption that cleans your butthole all right. Thank me Gareth. Both super clean bottoms now because of our tissues. We both set him up in our houses. And it's a day if you don't have a day all over France you wash your bottom well by the way. Is there a better time for a little day in your bathroom? That when people are hoarding and freaking out over toilet paper totally I mean. It's it's the best time of the semester. Today it really is very easy to set up. You say you save trees. You really do paper. We can use the better things are like. It's hard to believe that when we go to the bathroom in this country most of a spike instead of wash people use the days are like what are you doing for.
"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show
"Oh Jen wants to know if you're still going to do the pond hockey tournament in New Hampshire and February. Anything Jessica today. Yes tell you guys you February I in Miami. I'm Amanda Next Weekend Right. It's the twenty I on the twenty second. Say What is my role there. I'm happy that I always say yes. I'm happy to do it. What what would my role be? I know I was to make do my thing. Do your thing I think is what the text message said. I'd like you to respond. He's going to be able to Tuck it out. That guess I what my you know. Ignore it for now. What's focus on the the big picture? Shall we please very good Why you guys should go? No I think I think it's quite a bit. And they don't really seem to have a defined enroll their what's promote. Just stand there and do what freeze my ass off wacky thing. Yeah I don't really you know. I'm glad they're doing yeah. I don't really want to participate in it. I mean you know. I tell me what they want to do All right anything else. No thanks Mike anything else. Though I thanks are great friends and buildings. Thanks to April rain right. Yes look you know I mean I say this all the time you know. She came on. Yes us which is awesome. I think that's tremendous and she didn't you know yes wasn't rude just disagreed. We talked about and you know accomplish. There's nothing in the big picture is always. We'll have more stuff tomorrow. I would. I Dunno coral be fired today. I think Steve's he's right. I think it'll be a Friday afternoon thing so the red sox like to do it won't be the first on this story but this is one of those ones where they do that when they're going to look bad if they fire corps. There's no going to be no backlash. They don't like any attention less. Hey we got Chris sale or hey you know what I mean. That's true I guess. Trade Mukhi bets. But they'll do it at a time baseball. Today's Tuesday. Yes if Major League. BASEBALL COMES UP TODAY IN SUSPENSE Corps for two years. The Red Sox in the wait till Friday afternoon the floor rbm. He's not gonNA do anything until the red sox finished their investigation. That's what they said in their statement so that gives the Red Sox and they can buy some time and fire over the weekend. Why would they want? I guess but they also have to but can hire manager Miller January. Now that's the way I was thinking that for the Astros who's left because that's a that's a top top tier team. Now I was GonNa fuck man and right job for for a manager. I don't know if there's a higher if there's anyone out there it's going to be somebody right. There's gotta be somebody Cora Luke records world series. That would be hilarious retire. Aj hinch you're done but we'll keep an eye on the media which will be funny and we'll have of a good sounds. I think a chance. Glisin in Bernie misses the thing they want in their lives and most it could get ugly tonight it could potentially get ugly. That'd be nice. Yep but it'll get ugly in the To the extent Bernie and Warner capable of making things ugly. It'll be very passive aggressive. Yeah to bed. Yeah Nugget trump ugly obviously not going to have that debate at midnight our time right whereas Iowa Iowa is not in the continental. US trump taunting. Cory Booker Ker yes. She made as Geo reagan-esque Joe so worried about running against goodbye. Basically it was the tweet Steven. So you've got the funniest I mean. It's unbelievable the guy in between you know serious global conflict bombing Iran threats of war missile attacks shade Shade Cory Booker. Did he just saw like Fox News and then just tweet it. I got here really big breaking news. Kidding worker. Who is zero zero polling territory? Just dropped out of the Democrat presidential primary race. Now I can rest easy tonight. I was so concerned that I would someday have to go head to head. The president is the meanest girl. You're taunting the guy I was so concerned. It's just your typical drip like. He's it just shows you these obsessed with this stuff is that is the Hashtag Dem Primary so white GonNa Start Trending Ou Yang Gang. No Booker is only one woman of color now. WHO's that I want to warn. Huts trubisky point complicit was all jokes. Never die for That's true I mean That's right harasses out. It's amazing. They eat their own quite clova. Char's I don't hear anyone talking about her. She's still in there or is she not just in the debate tonight tonight. Saying why is she still in and most probably four or five percent thinks. He's doing a little stronger in Iowa. Than some close Zimmer Minnesota allegedly is it closer than I turn on. That's the thing we hear so much more about Yang Tulsi the things from just social media. Okay you're interesting here on more buzz about many right right. That's an interesting dynamic. Make in it like I don't know anybody who's a passionate Joe Biden person right these just they just vote for him because whereas Yang and Tulsi even even like years past guys like on the other side even like Ron Paul had these pherson basis that just then people just check out you know Kirkman hands of the political world the fearsome group that's shunned it's true it's exactly right yes I like young So I like Tom. Chevik had a good Sit Down with him. Did you read that. Yes I give him a question I told Nascar did conversation with shingle and that kind of get the ball rolling the whole conversation intriguing not going with Kirkman hand and go. Oh I like Tom in the Herald I mean in the Lowell Sun that we talked about the. I don't know I don't watch much bigger younger. It's gotta be social media. Would blow up. I mean this is my instinct would be to say that barstool scares them but he did. Pf Yeah and at this point if you're him like you gotta take some real chances. That's you know it's it's probably over anyway but I mean take a shot or to forget nothing but just in general like going rogue and has he well yes he has no. That's right not recently. That's right and so it Tulsi right yes did Tolsey Bernie did as well but birdied to this. Well tell CEOS on overwhelm within Rogan also. was that fairly recent or it was within the last six months I think. Oh maybe eight ten months okay. So not real reason. Yeah I forget. I'm so in an honorable and he had one the other day house kind. No interest in this. It's when he gets the enemy stuff. I haven't listened in awhile almost four. Look who might not for any reason I'm just thirteenth last year yet or okay. Yeah Yeah guys. The other day it was like four hours and I was like I just you know who am I to say the long podcast but still I was like I mean that is. That's how he does not different times. He's a scientist on. I'm not saying it's it's it's definitely working so yeah so get ready for big announcement here in next couple of weeks again. Thanks to April and two are great friends of Milton's and Unless I'M FORGETTING ANYTHING STEVE'S GONNA Meeting Update Tomorrow Yup good good good thirty-five producers. You figure there's a lot of shows more and you've got the so you've got the radio producers lady there to you. Think all the PODCASTS. I I think so. It's just it was described to me as a producer check in. I didn't get any information about what it would be a just got a calendar I would think everyone except leagues. ause probably live right now if you're on on your whoever else yeah Okay we're back tomorrow see them. This was pretty reprehensible I. I don't know how it can be anybody's idea of humor..
"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show
"To North Dakota. This is a cover up another option you actually got this a Wendy's the Wendy's restaurant let me try. Let me see if I can get an answer. Are these people. Let's try the other hardware again. Yeah she seemed like a nice woman roxy. I'm no yeah but she wasn't playing ball to these people answer. Should the phones. What time is in North Dakota right? Now it's nine thirty nine thirty ten thirty so no wouldn't it. They're not three hours behind west coast. No now they're on west coast. Time North Dakota what are they. They're West aren't they. Still hold on. What do you think? North Dakota borders South Dakota okay. What else I don't know Montana but you think it's in the west coast of the United States where the Rocky Mountains owns are? Do you know where America's Denver's on the well no. It's not Western Times. Okay all right all right. You're only off by two thousand. He's he's getting ready to Eddie. Close all right. We're calling Stanley Ace hardware in Stanley North Dakota well this seven twenty there. I mean California time elites never take us close hardware homeless Vicki to Jacob. Hi Jacob Kirkman hand from the Kirk Monaghan podcast podcast Barstool sports. You're live to tape okay. What is up with Andrew Yang? Not being in this debate tonight. Can you explain that to me. Crystallize it and twenty words or less I cannot I know I haven't watched the news and seven days audio with my seven days a week. What's going on? We had a big green. When you're in town and I would be a fireman so I have a question? What time is it there? It is nine twenty four. Let me let me tell you so so I always felt like a great guy. Your firemen firemen thank you for doing that. I appreciate it mycosis. PODCAST so stupid this guy you just talked to. He asked me when we call. The North Dakota is on the West Coast. That's how dummies can. Can you tell you tell them. Dummies Jacob is fine. Go ahead and tell them well. That's pretty that's not very educated. I'm confused with Canada. Shake you you were knocked out Jacob. Thanks Buddy we'll talk to you soon. I mean it's just insane I will say hey North Dakota good day Jacobs gu-guy on.
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"Yeah we're pissed off They all are All right I mean we know diets knock someone out now that I know there's not that I know what we're doing. What do you mean? I thought that there was some link to that. Like when you said the name of the play. Did I miss something. No I was just I. I guess she answered so suspicious. I Google West Virginia supermarket. There's grant supermarket in Princeton. And I said well. Maybe there's a middle America 'cause I know like like they look. I've been driving through driven through West Virginia before this struggling with economics in life in this real issues and stuff like that so they have to be worried about Greta. GERWIG are we getting an Oscar nomination. It'd be great serious stuff. It'd be great if I have to end this call now but you better know who you're messing with well. He's one of the find out if she was upset in. The answer. Answer is yes. This is reasonable to me. No I've done this call now but don't poke the bear. Yeah well there's nitro supermarket that's in Nitro West. Virginia never heard of Nature West Virginia focusing on the Virginia's it's called three zero four seven five five to six four four. You're feeling like this news really devastated particularly the Virginia area. We're trying to get the west. Virginia's you know different different state in you know. This is serious a serious piece.
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"Of the day? It's something like that shocked when you which also seems like kind of known for the saying dummy lot I stepped on your brand. I guess I would never. Here's our dumdum of the day. She's I wonder who it is. That's a great question. I find vile tomorrow. Maybe it's funny. They've got the Greg Hill. Has that segment now. And then a dale show has the one eighty of the week doc. So they're just taking the same segment where plays stupid sound right and repackaging it for every show. Dale consumes one hundred calories a minute for an entire segment. Is that not audrey noon thirty. I'm ashamed to say to make fun of their segments ships. They have not Shaquille with noon third. I'd like to get intimate with right but it's some point if you're driving around today check it out and I listen. Kevin Graham. Who's a nice guy? Was the program director before Arbonne them and just was US FROM I in Utah Bounce around Nice guys the often do yes very overwhelmed when he walked into particularly with me and Jerry in the morning and and I remember one time we were sitting around and I think I forget we lost touch with a couple of weeks in a row and when you do that becomes toll panic time. What do we do like we lost by four there more segments? That that's exactly it okay. And so we're sitting there. And and and Jerry was like maybe we as you do something like I forget in Kevin's like exactly as it gets great. He's like you get a couple of things going titles going you'll be on your way and I was like when you're not doing it. How about the Callahan? As we are not not doing that but he was so I just remember his face lighting up. I actually had something this conversation. Now Jerry's he's let me in new of. He said that he would have been rose. Just been like fuck off a nice where he was a very nice guy right. That's right that's right true right right right. Sure you're right true. No you're right I gotta get the Yoga. The Jerry's got the he's got the perfect voice for drops. That's why it's funny but it is close all the time raping boys and it was. It'd be looking at it but I never did it till I got there. They're all you're scared of him or something like but it doesn't seem like it would give you know. Yeah he like well. He's oddly. It's weird like you said it. But he doesn't want to desensitize right. I am a you could make fun of him. But he wouldn't let producers do it. Maybe I guess why Jerry Jerry hold your horses for a second okay hold on. I just wanted to happen Jerry. Horse get to this awesome it just jerry relaxed. We can hear one before this. I want to hear he's come. We all have to drop him saying like hold on. May the hand the thing that Mike mentioned the other day for the read for the commercial no have that now pipe down. I'm in the car. Jerry forty miles away and then I had read The Oscar nominations yesterday. Yes and once again enough for my taste Adam Sandler dominate. This is our you sort of you know. This narrative is now being formed at the Oscars. And we're going to have the the the the woman who I began this. What's her name? Steve April Rain April rains real name. By the way we'll find out seems we can ask odd. You know what I mean. It's it's our E. G. N.. Hopefully she'll be she'll be you know if we should be playful rebels. I give her credit for coming on but this the way I look at it as either Hollywood is the most liberal place in the world or it's not which is it like you know and you gotta remember the how it works for the first of all thinkable? We're talking about here to fucking award show questions. Okay Oh man I have a fetish for the Oscars I mean I'm entertained by the whole fucking self-absorption of Said Hey we're not doing the Oscars this year life. Would Your Life Change. No it would it would go on. It would go on Sunday night for you would change. It will go on. Yeah but you know you gotta remember I I all people understand this. It's like people get their vote. The vote for everything. So the producers vote for best picture the actors vote for actors and actresses. The SIM talkers for their own specific category. So you're telling me they we all get together before it starts and say. Hey you know what. We're going wait again this year. Well yeah well. That seems unlikely them you simplistic mind. That what they do is they. Individuals we live in this culture of racism so individually they are automatically vote comes. Do a collaboration. Yeah so why Black People get nominated at all why I women get nominated. Well one of my questions also going to be that. Do you think it ever leads to kind of pandering nomination. Like we saw Black Panther and crazy rotations. Get now those are moves. It wouldn't typically comedy and Comic Book Movie. Wouldn't typically get nominated and I'm glad they did. They were good movie like to see more movies. More comedy should definitely a man. It's also better for the fucking broadcast. Here's the other thing. Might General too stuffy organism clearly and they and they have tried to to loosen up the last few years and I think that's a good idea honestly also I would say this I know. Why are they doing these Oscar? Nominations at eight fifteen on the weekday morning on Youtube into wisest actual television show. This is weird. Okay Okay boomer because no it's the opposite I actually I can see a guy. I don't understand because they've been doing it this way forever. They you know why they do. It's actually it actually is the okay boomer. I hate that thing. They do it so the morning shows will broadcast live. Yes which is very one thousand nine hundred eighty two way to think. Yeah well now now but then I mean I guess the reason they do like that now than you do today to fifteen and then people are talking about it all day. Long Primetime special at nine o'clock to talk about the whole next day true. Yeah I guess actually get decent a decent number wash that I guess. If it's it's on but it is they do it very they would have to put more pomp and circumstance. Like it's very I think at least what I the cuts. I've seen very boring where they're literally just like. We needed to Caprio. It was so bad in Phoenix so I watch it live yesterday. I'm a loser. They had Isa Raise their name and John chose at his name. The actress they did it and it was so weird so he did it like in this room in every time they announced nominee. There'd be applause so everyone like best costume design. If you could finest Stephanopoulos it was so uncomfortable. It was just weird and then when the directors were nominated Suray. Forget her name. She's a comedian. She said. 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"Has gone to exactly so I was like well. Maybe we'll talk this out finally but it wasn't the case I don't thinks thanks very sad very sad so I don't know he'll be hopefully it'll be out of work soon enough well ALP. We'll see how he handles as well. And the other generally when you're You know I think the Red Sox with accuse others of this that when you're white and empower you you're going to be alright. They'll get the scapegoat. Alex on this one a poor men of color. That's exactly building. They're not the rest of the no they'll ever escape. Everyone will stay and they'll say we didn't. We didn't know a thing. We didn't know anything which is again horrible. Defense what Because if it's true it's just bizarre I it was true. I mean you're even dumber the same people who Bill Belichick said you. Have Tom Brady about the. Footballs as well. This is ridiculous. Of course biotechno- something. Well you could say I was one of them talk check totally through Brady under the bus press conference completely. Sure he never mentioned players my name. It's always should've coaching so we'll see but I like seeing. The Red Sox have to eat some shit icing the globe looking pathetic. It's nice rare. Good Day rare. Good Day rare win. We'll see we'll see in bed. They will anybody in the globe ever right not bad about this when chorus fired shaughnessy alright. So that's not bad. The Red Sox clean core has gone. It'll be it'll be you know it's but it's amazing. Apparently Shaughnessy went on ninety eight five this morning and he's putting out the corporate spin pretty. Yeah well we have the sounder. No no they have. They haven't posted it yet. I just got some tweets about it all you know. Okay we'll get. We have a bunch of other stuff we have to get to but first let's Take care of our good friends. At Milton's they're big winter..
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"A high tech area with West Virginia university is doing all sorts of advanced research in great stuff. The state isn't just one big coal mine. So the the gazette has started piling up. A lot of big national awards got the Pulitzer for its reporting on the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, and you now have the MacArthur award which comes with a six hundred twenty five thousand dollar stipend. And I'm just curious. Let's just say some fancy news organization from New York calls you and says, you know, Kenmore, junior. We need you. Would you consider such a thing or are you content being a really big fish and a pretty small pond. Oh, gosh. Well, you know, I've occasionally gotten those kind of calls from people in, you know, I, this is home for me. What's Virginia's home in my wife is a West Virginia native, and she's a legal aid lawyer. And I think one of the things that drew us together and continues to sustain our family is our shared love for West Virginia and our shared desire to try to do things to make it better. You know, everything that I have, you know, West Virginia gave to me, and I think I have a sense of duty to try to to give back and one thing that I know for sure is that when I I look at the people who've been MacArthur fellows before me and wow, they're just, I mean, just giants in all sorts of fields, and it's very clear that this is not supposed to be a parting gift. You know, when you're leaving the stage and end of career sort of tip of the hat, you know, they want to. Encourage people to do more and better things, and somebody there maybe on a bad day thought that I had something that I could do that was special or unique or different. And I feel some duty to figure out exactly what that is and try to do it for West Virginia. Ken, thank you so much. Thank you. Ken ward is on the energy beat for the Charleston gazette mail and a recipient of the twenty eighteen MacArthur fellowship commonly known as the genius prize. on the media supported by target presenting future at heart, a new podcast that highlights the impact of change makers across the country as they worked to help their communities move forward together towards a better future future at heart takes to Miami New York city, Washington d. c. and more to hear about the causes happening in those communities and the people behind making change happen because improving tomorrow starts today, download future at heart on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts..
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"But in our case, rather than sending everybody a check, it was going to use it for infrastructure and education. The problem is that we never put any money in the fund. We created a future fund but haven't funded it. So I think that, yes, one of the big mistakes was for Jimmy has made is not planning ahead clearly for the day when the bottom was going to drop out of the coal industry, and we seem to be kind of waffling around about whether we're going to plan for that same day with the gas industry. The motto of your newspaper, which I love is sustained outrage. How'd you do that? How how do you sustain outrage in your case over twenty eight years. This despair not sinking. Despair. Gosh, I think sometimes you get tired. Sustained outrage was a term that Ned Shelton the late publisher and owner of the gazette coined where he thought that newspapers would write a story about some outrageous thing that was happening and then just move onto the next outrageous thing rather than pounding after that outrage day after day until somebody did something about it. I think that that's the hallmark of really courageous local investigative reporting newsrooms or places where everybody loves to complain. They cut ten inches out of that story walk cannot cover that beat. I'd be better than that person. You will like to complain about everything. But really, I mean, we've got it pretty good. I'm not crawling underground. You know, in a couple of foot, thick coal seam getting black long, risking my life every day to put food on the table for my family. I get to just drive around West Virginia. Like I did the last couple of days. Days, just talking to people in looking at things and and learning new stuff. That's nice work. If you can get it Ken, sustained outrage as one thing. Sustained prophets are something else altogether. The previous owners had to turn out the lights, the newspaper economy across the country. In fact, across the world is in precipitous decline. You have new owners. How long is your beat sustainable. You know, I think there's always going to be a need for watchdogs in our communities and not to kind of, you know, this citizen journalism and that that sort of stuff that you know, that's not who's going to do a year long investigation of President Trump's taxes were, that's not who's going to be sitting at the county commission meeting or the the circuit court hearing every day. And that's what we do. And how long is it financially stable? I don't know. I think readers are starting to understand that journalism is in free that this idea that any bit of news about their community that they want is out on the internet or on Facebook for free. I think people are starting to understand that that's not the case, and there's lots of new models for trying to finance it and make sure that we still have investigative report is one thing I know for sure in West Virginia is that we hear our leaders in the state, talk a lot about brain drain about our best, and our writers are leaving. For other states to go fond better job opportunities in those sorts of things. And there certainly is a brain drain in journalism in West Virginia. And I've seen too many co workers and colleagues, West Virginia, native's friends of mine who decided they couldn't make it work here. And I think that if west Virginia's going to survive all due respect to governor, Jim Justice, if west Virginia's gonna, survive and thrive, we've got a fond models to make journalism work here so that young people want to stay here and do this kind of work when they parachuted into a story on Trump country or anything else that regularly miss. I will admit to occasionally becoming unreasonably frustrated with phone calls from out of town reporters who want me to give them the name of one call Monir. They can go and talk to about how that call Monir is in favor of Donald Trump. And I said, why don't you just like come here and spend some time get to know some people. And if you wanna talk about the stereotyping of a place. West Virginia is actually a remarkably diverse place if you really stop and think about it, the eastern panhandle and Potomac highlands where I'm from part of it now is kind of as DC suburb almost. There are still some glass plants here and the Morgantown Clarksburg Fairmont area is.
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"Our department of environmental protection who decides, well, you know, we're not talking award, forget that he's not getting any information from us, and it usually lasts a couple of months and they get tired of it. They realize it's not really gonna help. We're still going to write about them, but the current administration, they continue this sort of gag order that goes across different agencies and they're in the process now of creating kind of a new wing of state government, a communications hub which is aimed at just getting their message out ministry of propaganda. It sounds a lot more like running for office than it does governing just as the national press has to just kind of dig in and work hard or sometimes because of the way President Trump is handling things just shows even more the need for us to be strong and do good reporting is reporting on these industries harder as your day to day job changed because big coal isn't quite the nine hundred pound. Rila at once was is Kohl's size and economic impact decreases the job changes. One of the things we're really trying to dig into and deal with is legacy liabilities of these industries. There's been a great movement by many companies to use bankruptcy, the liability for retiree health care and retiree pensions. The w. a. won a victory in congress, protecting health care for retired mon- workers and their families, but it's still trying to protect hard one pensions that comb honors worked for decades to earn and trying to address the promises that the coal industry is made for a century in West Virginia that you know everything was going to be great. Why is it that after a century of coal mining, West Virginia is still so poor. One of the effects of coal losing its market share is that natural gas, which is another West Virginia resource is booming. And you're seeing a kind of deja vu. Are you not. I think so. I think one of the big questions for West Virginia is what is West Virginia learned from its relationship with Cole that can inform and improve our communal relationship with natural gas. What can we do as far as taxation to support schools and roads? What can we do about environmental regulation to make sure that our land and water and air protected? What can we do to make sure that more west Virginians are the folks who get the jobs from that industry? What can we do to make sure that one day someday when natural gas starts to decline to. Communities won't be left hurting the way they are hurting now that coal is on the decline. And I think those are real challenges for journalism that that it's, it's our responsibility to ask those kind of tough questions and and try to force the discussion of those things more out into the open than the industries involved or the political leaders would like the coal industry is obviously filthy. It's obviously dangerous and obviously files the environment with sulfur in particular matter and blows the tops off of mountains and natural gas is a whole lot cleaner, but you're making two points. It's not perfect. It's not environmentally pristine and also by the way, let's not make the same mistake. We made with coal and not fund the life after natural gas. I think there's a lot of people who live in communities were live right next door to these giant Marcellus shale. Well. Pads were whose communities are have roads that are clogged and torn up from Marcella shale, gas trucks who might disagree with the characterization that everything is just fine in this industry is causing a lot of on the ground sorts of problems. And like a lot of industries, it's been. It was initially slow to try to respond to them. I think that climate scientists would say that especially given some of the regulatory rollbacks by the Trump administration, the methane leaks and emissions all up and down the the production chain of the gas industry or a serious threat to the planet's climate. I think there's lots of those kinds of concerns in West Virginia with the natural gas industry. We actually did something we, we looked like we were doing something forward thinking, we created a future fund to take a portion of natural gas taxes and set it aside kind of the way Alaska has the permanent fund..
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"For example, since you were a. Callow young cub, it would probably surprise a lot of folks who don't know me and don't really know people in the coal industry. There are a lot of people in the coal industry. There are some of my best sources, and certainly when one company does something not very good other companies like to tell me about it, but there's also a lawful lot of people that work in the coal industry that like me or West Virginia natives who wanna see the state succeed and aren't always very happy if they feel that their neighbors are getting the short end of the stick. And there's a lot of people that have been regulators of the coal industry that have been very helpful. And I've learned a ton from about how the regulations do and don't work. I would say that one of the things that's been the most gratifying to me is to get a sense that families of miners who get hurt and killed on the job regardless of how they felt about the newspaper before that happened, they seem to rely on us in. It may be gives them some small bit of comfort. When rewrite stories that kind of eliminate the needless -ness of deaths and injuries in mining so that maybe we can prevent some other death or injury from happening. You know, there is this conventional wisdom, I guess out side of West Virginia in journalistic circles that Appalachian communities are these benighted people who are so dependent on the industries that are doing them so much harm. They vote against their own interests and that their too poorly informed or too cowed by power to really look after themselves. It's pretty low hanging fruit. When the national press outlet after outlet comes to West Virginia to do the Trump country story. And all you really need to do is insert the name of the diner where they stopped to have a Cup of coffee or lunch, and it's the same story over and over again when if they had driven a few miles further down the road, they would have found some sons and daughters of coal monitors. Who were creating a new future for West Virginia in some other sort of industry. And I've gotten to the point probably where immune to the feelings that a lot of my colleagues or my neighbors get when they see West Virginia portrayed one way or another in the national press. I would kind of flip it around a little bit. If it's true that west Virginians are dependent on an industry that causes them problems. Well, why is that? Is it because people in other parts of the country like cheap electricity or inexpensive steel is because our country wanted to win World War Two wanted to have an industrial revolution. You know, Senator Manchin likes to talk about how the rest of the country really owes a lot to West Virginia into coal monitors for the sacrifices that have been made here. And it's very easy for people in other places to make those kinds of judgments. It's speaking from a bit of privilege, Don Marsh, who was editor of the gazette when I started there used to talk about hill. Billy's being this minority that it was okay to pick on. And I think unfortunately, there's still a little bit of truth to what dawn said. On the other hand, your own governor has followed the Trump strategy of criticizing the press, especially when it is holding these big industries accountable for whatever the environment worker safety. You name it, and asserting that every negative story is robbing West Virginia of jobs. What effect does that have you in going about your business governor, Jim Justice, his criticisms of the press seem to mostly be aimed at saying, we don't write enough good stories about him. He thinks that the newspaper where I work is driving jobs left and right from West Virginia, and this administration in our state government is the most inaccessible and least transparent of any in my time periodically will get somebody who's running..
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"Go back twenty seven years ago. In most places, a young reporter gets assigned the call beat, and the response might be coal, really got nothing in politics for me. Maybe I don't know obits, but in West Virginia coal is or was king. What was it like when you first got started covering that beat? Well, my experience with coal goes back even a couple years before I started. Fulltime at the Zet. I did an internship in the summer of nineteen eighty nine. That was the summer that the United mine workers of America. The union was on strike against a company called piston coal, and I got assigned to help cover the strike one of the jokes in the newsroom was that because I was an intern wasn't on the company health plan. So if there was any trouble on the picket line that it would be okay, but I spent that summer kind of driving around with a photographer. Jim Nolte talking to comb honors on picket lines and hearing their stories about what it was like to work underground and listening to them, talk about the struggles over decades and decades between miners and mine operators, and it was just a fascinating sort of world that was new and different to me, and that was kind of it for me. I knew that that's what I wanted to do. So you've got labor disputes. You've got worker health and safety wages environmental stuff. What else does the fossil fuels beat looked like. It has a lot to do with politics here. Coal industry is still very powerful politically, probably more powerful politically than it is economically. Instead, there's a lot of fact checking of politicians who say, one thing or another about the coal industry and the cause of the coal industry's decline, and there's lots of things and you know, unfortunately, a lot of my work over that time has been kind of death and disaster and destruction mon- explosions that killed twenty nine people were mind cave-ins that kill people worrying about the safety of coal refuse dams and chemical plant explosions, and those sorts of things that seemed to come with the heavy industry here in West Virginia. And part of what I've tried to do with my coverage of those to write about how those are preventable sorts of disasters. There are things that that didn't have to happen and that west Virginians don't have to just kind of accept that as the lot in life in exchange for having these industries not to mention the collapse of the coal economy and. I guess the loss of market share in BT use the heyday long since passed. Sure. And one of the things certainly over the last ten to twelve years that I've tried to focus on is writing stories that will limit for local readers here in West Virginia. The real factors that played into the decline of coal rather than just kind of this hysteria about government regulations and President Obama and the PA to try to break all of that down for people in a way that they can understand. So they can see that the long-term curve for coal industry jobs has always been downward, and it's expected to continue that way. You got the MacArthur grant for partly vase for speaking to the most powerful forces in West Virginia. Now, with the understanding that you were maybe predator naturally, combative reporter at the birth of your career, how have the relationships Ivanov between you and big coal?.
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"Well i was practising pharmacist in west virginia uh for very long time and i initially started seeing the growth of the problem i'm gonna say around two thousand two um personally as a pharmacist i saw fan whole families deteriorate before my eyes i saw people bringing in prescriptions for extremely large quantities of narcotics and i saw that we were utilizing in the pharmacies i worked in uh we're utilizing more and more and more of those control substances uh so around two thousand two's when it really struck my consciousness now i was already a legislator at that time but that was still practicing i first saw it come across my counters in my practice in in my profession but then as i started seeing statistics uh at two legislative level it became apparent that it was just taking off and i'll tell you something the route two thousand five it was really evident something was wrong and i can say that because there was an outfit call the prevention partnership uh it was a qualify public a nonprofit and a date convened the huge meeting in charleston west virginia our state capital and it was well attended uh a lot of political types the governor was there and they reported it it was going to cost because of what they were saying dead in two thousand five that was going to cost up to twenty million dollars a year for five years to get ahead of the problem that had already that already existed that organization within six months was di funded and disappeared and that was thirteen years ago almost thirteen years ago.