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"News. Eaton on the Maryland side getting in on the Halloween fun. Wheaton's Arts and Entertainment District has plans for of people all ages. Halloween events kick off with a Halloween themed bar hop for folks 21 and Saturday 28. October It's Wheaton's first bar hop with a trick -or -treat theme. Get a goodie bag between 2 and 5 p .m. while supplies last and enjoy specials at participating Wheaton bars. To take part to you register, need find that link at WTOP .com. Now fun for the kids is on Sunday the 9th Halloween crafts, roasting s'mores, pumpkin painting, costume contests and more and there's going to be a beer garden for adults. Liz Anderson, WTOP News. 406 in recent years libraries have been spreading their wings. Now more than just places to read a book or do some research it won health screenings and more information are being offered there. Every Monday here at the Greenbelt Library anyone can come in and get a blood pressure screening and talk about other things. It's a program the Prince George's County Library System is doing through a partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing. We also talked to them about the importance of flu vaccines. COVID booster. Sarah Chapman's a clinical instructor with the School of Nursing and she says for her students. This is an opportunity for them to practice their nursing skills out in the community. These screenings will run through mid November and then launch up again when the nursing school starts its spring semester. The library system hopes to see this to expand other branches around the county too. In Greenbelt, John Dome and WTOP news up after traffic and whether those junk fees that you've been seeing in a number of different places may be here to stay or they could be going away. We'll update you soon. It's 408. Michael and heating Sons tune -up for only $59. Traffic and weather on the 8th and when it breaks, over off in Maryland on the inner loop, it appears that the accident near Central Avenue may have been cleared into the shoulder. We don't have eyes on it at this time, but it does appear that the volume delays had that been stretching all the way back to Route 50. Well now it's taking a little bit longer before you start to hit heavier volume. Now it's really starting once you get to Landover Road, so it's possible that that accident now has been cleared into the shoulder, helping ease some of those concerns. In D .C., D .C. 295 southbound right past Route 50, you'll experience some volume delays until you get to about East Capitol Street southeast, then it should ease up as you head further down into the district. In Virginia, we're still seeing some delays on 66 eastbound before you get to Fairfax Road. There is a crash reported in that area. We are not sure at this time which side of the road may be impacted by that crash, but definitely seeing the volume delays going back all the way back to Fairfax County Parkway. 95 between southbound Lorton Road and the Occoquan at last report the crash was blocking the left side. Once you get over the Occoquan, you'll still experience some volume delays on and off until you get through Dumfries. Once past Dumfries should move well down to Fredericksburg. 95 northbound delays through the Fredericksburg area and then you're moving free and clear all the way up to the Beltway. Have you been about thinking adopting a four -legged friend? Come to Fitzgerald Subaru of Gaithersburg on Sunday the 22nd from noon to 3 PM and find your next dog or cat. Subaru loves pets. That's the Fitzway. I'm Brian Albin, WTOP traffic. Now a look at what's happening weather -wise. Here's 7 News First Alert meteorologist Jordan Evans. Cloudy today with a high of 63 winds will be breezy still out of the northwest gusting up to 30
Fresh update on "wheaton" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Sean Anderson. And I'm Anne Kramer. Our top local story this hour weeks after Maryland was picked over Virginia to be the new headquarters of the FBI. An investigation into the whole process is going to start. W. T. O. P. S. Mike Morello has our story in a letter to Virginia Senator Mark Warner, acting G. S. A. Inspector general Robert Erickson says the office will evaluate the GSA selection of the site. This comes after Warner and several other members of Congress in Virginia wrote, Erickson saying they believe political influence led to Maryland being chosen since the scoring process was changed just before the selection. Also, FBI director Christopher Wray criticized the process, saying there was a potential conflict of interest because a former Metro employee helped make the decision. GSA has defended the decision to pick Greenbelt and the process. We're awaiting comment from a Maryland delegation of lawmakers who applauded the choice of Greenbelt. Mike Murillo, WTOP News. We are learning more details of a plan to change zoning in one part of our region when it comes to specific types of housing developments in the future. Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass is quick to say that no one's taking away parking spaces. The zoning text amendment that he's proposing simply eases the requirement that housing developers provide a set number of parking spaces at each project. So it would apply, he says, in a specific type of proposed development. That is within a half a mile of a metro station and a future Purple Line station and also within a quarter of a mile of future bus rapid transit stations. A public hearing is scheduled for January 16th. Kate Ryan, WTOP News. It's 205 charges found against a driver who police say hit two cars and slammed into a barricade on Capitol Hill this morning. U .S. Capitol Police say it happened before eight this morning when 28 -year -old Kevin Simon got off the northbound side of 395 at Washington Avenue, hit the two cars and kept going. Investigators say he was speeding when he turned left on D Street and crashed in the barricade in front of the House Office building. Simon is charged with reckless driving, resisting arrest and two counts of leaving after a crash. Police say Simon is being checked over at a hospital after he was combative and acting delirious. No bond for a D .C. gym owner accused of child pornography. O .P.'s Neil Oginstein tells us the man was busted as part of an FBI sting. Michael Everts owns FIT personal training in Dupont Circle in charging documents, the FBI says in July, a location based hookup app reported Everts was actively looking for young boys. An undercover agent contacted Everts in a chat pretending to be the father of an 11 -year -old boy. The Bureau says Everts sent videos and photos of boys being sexually abused by men. This week Everts and the agent agreed to meet outside the Apple store near the convention center. He was taken into custody and charged with distribution of child pornography. Neil Oginstein, WTOP A Northwest D .C. hospital has some new state -of -the -art equipment to help those who need surgery. WTOP's Shayna The new surgical and research pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has an MRI system that slides into an operating room. Hospital officials say it's the only system like it in the region. That allows us to Dr. Dr. Christopher Calhorn, professor of neurosurgery. The five -floor building also has private emergency rooms and replacing is the hospital's current emergency department. Dr. Carrie Lehman, chair of emergency medicine. The other one has multiple patients in one room and multiple patients in the hallway. The Verstandig Pavilion will be fully operational December 13th. In northwest D .C., Shayna Stulen, WTOP News. One day to go before the end of our work week and school week and with more events happening as we head into the holiday season, WTOP has you covered with our weekly roundup of local events. Need some gifts? Try this market featuring local small businesses. This market is a fundraiser for programs that the museum does all year long to support small businesses. Alex Frioli with the Highrick House Museum. Cleveland The Park Holiday Market is also this weekend. Similar events are happening in Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park. It's not holiday related, but Martin Sexton plays Pike and Rose. And don't forget about the fireworks and tree lighting at the National Harbor. All the details at wtop .com. Kyle Cooper, WTOP news. And of course, then there's tonight's lighting of the National Christmas Tree down at the Ellipse near the White House. And we will keep you up to date not only on what's going on with the festivities, but also with the traffic.
A highlight from Jack Wagner
"Folks, welcome to the Eric Metaxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacypminvestments .com. That's legacypminvestments .com. Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy? Well, so are we. But until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program. Hey, Chris Himes, are you there? I am. I am. Where are you? Well, I'm at home, but my background green screen is a studio in the city, so I'm both clever, tricky and deceptive of you. I am in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Michigan. I used to come to Grand Rapids a lot, but I think the last few years have been so crazy. In any event, I'm here for an event tonight at Cornerstone University, which is a wonderful Christian university. I actually did not know of it, and I was shocked once I realized how big it is, how amazing it is, how they are holding the line the way a lot of Christian universities like Wheaton are not holding the line like it's it's really encouraging when you meet some good guys. So Cornerstone University here in Grand Rapids, there's a big event tonight. It's kind of a big deal of eleven hundred people. And we're talking about the future of the church from my perspective in America, the future of the church. And and I let's see tomorrow I fly to Dallas where I have an event Christ for the Nations, a big event on Saturday night. Then I fly to San Antonio, which Texas is so big that you could not walk or take a bus. You got to get on a plane to go from Dallas to San Antonio. And then so there's a wonderful pregnancy gala event, pregnancy center gala event in San Antonio. And then I'm flying back to Dallas for the Socrates in the city stuff that's going to be at the Fort Worth Club that is totally sold out. Amazing. So a lot of stuff ahead. We are doing a fun way to cut you off, but I can't to compare you to to Taylor Swift in so many ways. You're you're like in a different town every day. And, you know, it's it's you need a tour bus and a hair cross between Taylor Swift and Johnny Appleseed and a Methodist circuit writer. But but I but seriously, it's crazy. And I I was going to say right now we are doing a fundraiser for the Alliance Defending Freedom who fight in court for your religious liberties and free speech. These are American heroes. And we've been pushing this really hard and almost no one has donated anything. And I don't know if it's because you hate me. No, Eric, it's not that it's just because the war, the Taylor Swift concert tickets are really expensive. And or is it because of that? Yeah. But I want to say, listen, if you cannot afford to give to the Alliance Defending Freedom, I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to those of you who can afford to give something, which is most of you. And I want to say that there are very few places you can give that are, you know, how do I put it? There's there's no downside here that they are battling in the courts for religious liberty and freedom of speech. I mean, I don't know if you go to Metaxas talk dot com, which I believe you're biblically obliged to do that. I don't go to Metaxas talk to come. You'll see the banner at the top. It's right at the top. But you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to have on Jack Wagner. He is one of the senior counsel, one of the one of the, you know, principal figures who is fighting for our liberties at the Alliance Defending Freedom doing so. Like for next to nothing, you know, he could make a lot of money doing other stuff. But there are a lot of heroes at the Alliance Defending Freedom. I said, let's let's get one of these guys on. So we'll have him on in a couple of seconds. And he can he can get into the weeds of of some of the great stuff they're doing. It is phenomenal. Just phenomenal. Some Kristen Wagner is the head of Alliance Defending Freedom. She's amazing. She sent out an email this morning about the Jack Phillips case. He continues to have to fight in the courts. And guess what? It's the Alliance Defending Freedom that's fighting for him. So, Eric, I was just going to mention we have a Dutch pastor who, you know, was basically imprisoned. And we people don't realize what it's like in other countries live just to your faith publicly and privately and how good we have it here. But that can change. And as and people are trying to change it. You know what we are going to maybe an hour or two today will play the interview that we did yesterday with Pastor. It's actually the Danish, not Dutch Danish Pastor Torben. His story is just amazing. It's amazing what happened to him in Denmark and then in the United States, he came here looking for religious asylum because he was being persecuted. So maybe an hour or two, we can play that story. This is real, folks. This is real. We have an opportunity to do something about it. That's exciting. I want to be real clear. The fact that we still can fight is a huge thing. But then we must fight. We must, must, must do everything we can. There's a lot we can do. One of those things is giving to the Alliance Defending Freedom. That's just one thing. But I beg you folks to go to the website, our website, MetaxasTalk .com, click on the banner. There's all kinds of stuff there. I put it on Twitter today, but it's important. So before we get to Jack Wagner, everybody's talking about the fact that Kevin McCarthy was shown the door. He was the Speaker of the House, but he was shown the door and he is no longer the Speaker of the House. This is historic. And a lot of people I what I find interesting is a lot of the the right people are really angry about it. People that I kind of thought, you know, I, I I suspected that they were not exactly where I am and where a lot of us are in the country. And and so we have them fulminating. So on Twitter, I put out a tweet that it's a Seinfeld quote. Well, it's actually reference to a Seinfeld quote. And it says what I think I said on the program yesterday when we started. The swamp was very angry last night, my friends, like an old man ordering soup at a deli. And I and I had a gift or whatever they call it, a GIF of Newt Gingrich. You know, obviously very upset.
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A highlight from Session 1 Evangelism
"By the way, this seminary building is something else. It's my first time here, and I was thinking as I was out in the rotunda going around, and I'm going to do some more going around that rotunda, interesting, interesting material out there, and I'm thankful for it. Have any of you ever been to the Billy Graham Center of Evangelism up at Wheaton? Some of you have. I've been there. I'm glad this is here and as well done as it is. The interesting thing is this is a seminary. Some think this is a seminary, but everything out in that rotunda is about evangelism. What does that tell you? They're saying in this seminary that evangelism is mighty important. Evangelism is important, and we need to keep that in mind. So we've got these two weeks. I'm thankful. I kind of wish I was staying next week to hear Dr. Van Gelder and myself. I don't know of a fellow more qualified to do the right kind of a job. He and I sort of agreed. We talked about it, about how we're going to do this without overlapping. There will be some overlapping, I'm sure, but I'm going to stick somewhat with philosophy. I'm not a philosopher, so I don't know how well I'll stick with it. I'm going to stick somewhat with philosophy of evangelism, and he's going to stick more with methodology. I will get into methodology, and he undoubtedly will get intermingled in all of his matters of philosophy. You can't have a method without a philosophy. It's impossible to have a method without a reason for the method, and that's philosophy. So that will be somewhat the basis of these two weeks. I'm going to start off today with not any of my lectures. I thought I'd just introduce myself and talk to you and give you a little background about my own life. I thought you might be interested. If not, just endure it anyway. I came to Bob Jones in 1946 as a student, and that was the year that the preacher boys class really grew. Because 1946 was the year, just after the war was over, when a large number of fellows returned from overseas, being a lot of Navy guys, Army guys, a lot of them Navy guys. That year, I enrolled in February of 1946, second semester. That year, I think there were 200, I'm not sure exact figure, preacher around 250 boys that enrolled from the service. Those fellows included Phil Schuler, Jim Singleton, Glenn Schunk, Jim Harwell, who is now a member of our church in Tucson. A tremendous number of guys. I could go on and on. If you're up in the Washington, D .C. area, I can't think of that fellow's name. He had the big radio broadcast up there. What is his name? Anyway, we had 250 that enrolled in that class, and it increased the preacher's class immensely.
Scholar Thomas Howard Shares His Sister's Tragic Story
"People watching probably don't know that you have a famous, at least one famous sibling. Can you tell us about Elizabeth Elliott? Yes. Betty, as we called her in the family, is the second oldest of our six children. And it was interesting. She and I in this family of six offspring, she and I had a very intriguing, a very close relationship. We were, she was the second oldest and I was the second youngest, but there was something about the love of words and all sorts of things. I mean, she's most famous for people who don't know for her book Gates of Splendor, I guess is the title. Through Gates of Splendor. About the murder of her husband. Tell us about that. Well, she was married to a chap named Jim Elliott. They both went to Wheaton College together. As did you. Yes. And he was one of five young American men who in 1956, I think it was, they were in mission work in Ecuador, in the Ecuadorian jungle, the Amazonian jungle. And they were trying to make a contact, a friendly contact with a tribe there that are popularly called the Alcas. The Alca Indians. They call themselves Walrani, but most people know them as the Alcas. And these five fellows made a very carefully orchestrated and cautious and hesitant attempt to make a friendly contact with them. And they were afraid of all outsiders, even other Indians. This was in the eastern jungle of Ecuador. And to make a long story short, they, in their attempt to approach the Alca Indians, as they were called, they called themselves Walrani, they were all speared to death, these fellows. They were all killed. Yeah, all five of them. All five of them. I didn't remember that. And your brother -in -law was one of those five, Jim Elliott. That's, you know, you don't hear very much about missionaries being killed these days. It's sort of like a 19th century British joke. But as recently as 1956 this happened,
A highlight from Thomas Howard (Encore Continued)
"Did you ever hear the expression, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade? Well, when Eric Metaxas was little, he had his own lemonade stand. And he sold so much lemonade, he became rich beyond his wildest dreams. Now he's able to do whatever he wants, and he's now the host of a big -time radio show. Welcome the guy who's oh so lemony sweet, Eric Metaxas! I am right now going to air an interview I did with my friend Tom Howard about one of the best books I have ever read in my life. It's called Chance of the Dance. He wrote it, and this is my Socrates in the City conversation with the great Tom Howard at his home. Do not miss it. Welcome to another Socrates in the City event here at the home of Thomas Howard, the great author and, I'm happy to say, my dear friend. He has written many books. In part one of this Socrates in the City interview with him, we talked principally about his book, Chance of the Dance, which I could rave and rave about and typically do. hour, In this I want to talk to him about lots of other things. My conversations with him over the years have been so fascinating that I really just wanted to share some of that with my Socrates in the City audience so that you could also get a taste of Tom and of his mind and be intrigued to want to read his books. So we're here without a studio audience. You're the audience, and so hold your applause. But I do have to say that it means so much to me that Tom and his dear wife Loveless have led us into their home with all these cameras and microphones and things, but it's a privilege for me, and I hope you'll enjoy it nearly as much as I do, so stay tuned. Tom, let me start with this in the second part of our conversation. You know that I love you, and I can say that to you because you have an understanding of that word. My understanding of that word comes from things I've read by you and C .S. Lewis. But you know that I love you, and it's such a joy to be with you that, as I think I said before, I could almost talk to you about anything because I enjoy talking to you. That's mutual, I have to say. I hope that doesn't embarrass you too much. But I revel in you and your emails and your letters and things. And actually, maybe a good place to start would be, we were talking before about your relationship with Lewis, and I asked you whether you'd kept any of the correspondence with him, and you said you thought it was in the Wade Center at Wheaton College, and you were at least slightly incorrect because in the other room, I just happened to find a framed letter from C .S. Lewis to Tom Howard. I think you're the Tom Howard in the letter. Dear Mr. Howard, Maudlin College, Cambridge. Oh, Cambridge, this was in 1958. He said both. And when I read this to you earlier, you almost memorized it. I just can't believe, first of all, his handwriting. What the heck? Amazing. It's beautiful. Right? Legible. It's legible. Dear Mr. Howard, oh, but believe me, you are still only paddling in the glorious sea of Tolkien. Go in for the hobbit at once. Go on from the hobbit. Go on from the hobbit at once to the Lord of the Rings. Semicolon. Three volumes and nearly as long as the Bible, but not a word too long. Three volumes and nearly as long as the Bible and not a word too long, parentheses, except for the first chapter. Which is a botch. Which is a botch. Don't be put off by it. This is hilarious. Is this in Walter Hooper's volumes of his letter in there? I don't know. I mean, the idea that, it's just delicious, that Lewis is calling the first chapter of Lord of the Rings a botch. A botch. But he loves the rest of it as much as anything. Then he says, the hobbit is merely a fragment of his myth, detached and adapted for children. And losing much by the adaptation. And losing much by the adaptation. The Lord of the Rings is the real stuff. Thanks for all the nice things you say about my own little efforts. Little efforts. Yours sincerely, C .S. Lewis. This is, how much can I pay you for this? Would you take, would you take a, no? What do you say? That's, I mean, you, look, I neglected to say this in the first hour. You taught at Gordon College for a long time. So you were a professor at the college level for a long time. And maybe I assume people know that, but many wouldn't. You taught English literature. Did you teach Tolkien? The English syllabus, I had to follow it. And I'm not sure that I ever actually did formally get the section, which I would have loved. But isn't it because when you were teaching college, maybe they wouldn't have thought of Tolkien as being worthy yet of being part of the canon. Yeah, I'm not sure. Right? I mean, that's my guess. Maybe they even think of Lewis as being worthy of being part of the canon. Even in a Christian college like Gordon. But I think I could have made it worthy of the canon. I mean, I think they would have, you know, eaten up if you really unpack what the Lord of the Rings is all about. Well, okay, then what is the Lord of the Rings all about? Is this where I get to admit that I've not read it? Yes, but you can still get into heaven, possibly. I've read Chance of the Dance many times. Just by being Eric, yeah. So what is the fascinating, I mean, there are many people that rave and rave about Tolkien. And there are many people that are unaware of Tolkien. I've heard people rave about him. I feel like I know lots about him. I know that he was instrumental in leading C .S. Lewis to faith in Jesus, which is an outrageous and amazing thing. But what is it about Tolkien for you? Well, I think he does an almost incredible job, piece of work, by opening out for us deprived, benighted moderns. Opening out the world of myth, of saga, of the ancient glory of narrative. I think that's what, you know, his work is, I would suspect, is unique in the modern epoch. Yeah. I am struck, very struck, by reading this letter, the way Lewis writes about the Lord of the Rings. I confess that I wasn't aware of his admiration for it at that level. Yeah, yeah. What do you think it is about Tolkien that Lewis so loved and admired? I think it's a tribute to Tolkien's own capacity of soul to see and love magnificence, which one is drawn into in the saga of the Lord of the Rings. Do you remember when you read the so -called space trilogy, when you read those books? You mean Lewis's... Lewis's The Anselm and the Paralandra and That Hideous Strength? It must have been while I was still in school. I'm not sure whether I had gone on to college by that time. I was a slow starter. Yeah. I often think that Paralandra is maybe Lewis's best book. I've never heard anyone share my opinion, but I think that well of it. Well, I couldn't disagree with you. I mean, it's a terribly hard choice, you know. What's Lewis's best word? Right. Well, there are passages toward the end of Paralandra which are just flights of beautiful language like I've never read. I mean, people crave about Gabriel Garcia Marquez or, you know, I've never read anything better than some of the passages there. But even the idea behind Paralandra, I mean, I think of it as I assume you taught Milton over the years. Yes, yes. So I think of Paralandra as his response to Paradise Lost and it ought to be taught in classes. In tandem with that, yeah.
A highlight from Emotional Health: Becky Castle Miller on Understanding Oppression's Impact on Emotional Health
"Hi, podcast listeners. Welcome to the A World of Difference podcast. We have so many guests on this show making a difference in our lives, making a difference all around the world with the expertise that they bring. And yet so many of you are reaching out to me saying, you want more? It's not enough. Just what we're putting on these podcast episodes for you. And so I am here to extend a very warm welcome to you to our Difference Maker community where you can join for as little as $5 a month to get all this extra content out the gate. You're going to get 30 plus minisodes of exclusive content not available for the regular podcast listeners and an exclusive minisode every month. And you'll get exclusive voting power to help us pick podcast topics and more. And that's at our Changers tier. There's three different main tiers and then an extra larger tier. But whatever tier that you join at, you will be included in this extra content. And I know that many of you are wanting to go a little bit deeper. And so even though it gets a little wild in there sometimes because of how deep we go, I want you to join us there. This extra content is very special. It means a great deal to me to be a part of this community with you. And I would love to just exchange ideas or perspectives that you have around these different episodes. And that's the place where we do it. So please show up to our Difference Maker community. Give us $5 out of your pocket every month. And I think that you'll have a lot of fun in there because we do. And I would love for you to join us. So go to patreon .com slash welcome to the A World of Difference podcast. I'm Lori Adams Brown, and this is a podcast for those who are different and want to make a difference. Today starts our brand new series where we are starting to talk about emotional health and happiness. And our guest today is Becky Castle Miller. Becky is a PhD student at Wheaton College studying New Testament with Esau McCauley. And her dissertation research is about emotions in the scriptures, specifically the Gospel of Luke. She writes and speaks on emotional, mental, and spiritual health in the church. She graduated from Northern Seminary where she studied with Dr. Scott McKnight, who is a friend of the show and has been on for a couple of times. And I know many of you have read his books. She actually also has written a book with Dr. Scott McKnight, a discipleship workbook, and it's called Following King Jesus. And she is also working on another project with him. She and her husband and their five kids and cat returned to the U .S. in 2020 after living in the Netherlands for eight years where she served as discipleship director at an international church. Today we're going to dig into some issues around emotional health in the church and specifically I'm going to be asking her about her perspective on what has gone on in recent days in the Southern Baptist Convention here in the United States. There are a lot of people around the world that have been watching this, both who are in the Christian community and outside of it. We've seen a lot of things on the news lately around women pastors. There's been a lot of, I would say, very emotionally unhealthy situations that people are trying to process in the aftermath of that. So we're going to ask her perspective on that and many other things around her research and how we can learn to move forward in a more emotionally healthy way in all of our spaces, whether it's our faith spaces, just regular neighborhood community spaces, government spaces, business, education, wherever we work and live and play and find our spiritual community. Becky has something to say to us around how to welcome the emotions that we have and what her research is showing her around how we can do that better together. So I am so excited to welcome for our first guest in this new series, Becky Castle Miller. Hello, Becky, and a very, very warm welcome to you to the A World of Difference podcast today. I'm so excited to be here, Laurie. Me too. I'm glad we're finally getting to meet. Yeah. There's so much we have in common, some mutual friends and just international experience and being women in the evangelical or post evangelical church. There's just a lot of crossover in our circles. And so I'm very excited about the things we're going to talk about today and hopeful that they can help us both be emotionally healthy, spiritually healthy about these conversations, but also find some calls to action where we can come together and really make a difference. But just right out the gate, a lot of people listening to this podcast are reeling from some of the things that we all watched, either. I mean, just even on regular news channels here in the United States and even globally, things being covered around the Southern Baptist Convention this week and a lot of nuance there for many of us. But I think for women to see that women pastors were used sort of as this sort of pawn, I guess, in a lot of ways to distract from abuse of women and men, but also to have what appears to be not an emotionally or psychologically or even physically safe place for women as they kind of took this backseat to a fight by these domineering men in our news feeds. And so I would just love for, first of all, to give you the opportunity to say, how do you feel as you have been watching this yourself? And do you have any things that, as you express how you feel, would be important for us to understand about how to kind of move forward? Yeah. Well, I think Beth Allison Barr had some really good commentary. So I would point people to her substack. She is formerly Southern Baptist, and so she's a little bit more connected to that world personally than I am. I've never been in a Southern Baptist church. I've been in many, many diverse churches and some kind of non -denominational, loosely Baptist, but never Southern Baptist. So it feels a little removed from me directly. So people like Beth Allison Barr are great to speak into that. One of my biggest concerns is Rick Warren's posturing of himself as this late convert to supporting women, but not really supporting vulnerable women. He put out a statement before the convention that he's changed his mind on women pastors, but I think he's still withholding eldership from women. And yet at the same time, he appointed a successor at Saddleback who has some pretty serious allegations of abusive leadership from his former church. And that has not been satisfactorily addressed. So there's a disconnect there between what Rick Warren says he wants to be as a champion for women, and yet he seems to be turning a blind eye or intentionally maybe even covering up abuse. So that's one concern I have about the stories coming out of the convention. I am glad that Barber won the presidency because he's a marginally better candidate than the other guy. But Barber has really been a lot of talk and not a ton of decisive action against abuse, and he is still against women in embracing their full ministry gifts. So it's like some small victories, but yet also it's been a platform for women to be demeaned publicly, like just to hear so many negative and critical things said about women in ministry. So I understand why a lot of women are leaving Southern Baptist churches, and I think that's actually a really healthy decision for those who make that choice. Yes, amen to that sister. Yeah, you know, having walked through abuse at the hands of Andy Wood, that is Rick Warren's successor, and at Saddleback, and, you know, being not the original whistleblower because there were two before me in the news last summer, but, you know, also knowing because I don't have an NDA, right, and my husband doesn't either, we refuse our NDA tied to severance and medical insurance. And so that's, you know, why I can speak, but I just personally know so many stories, and I know the stories that we told to the faux investigation at Saddleback last summer, and I say faux because a hiring agency is not a third -party investigation that just happens in a couple of days, you know, that needs months, it needs grace ministries, it needs a Wade Mullen, or it needs somebody with an expertise in, you know, something like an evangelical church with abuse allegations that are credible, and, you know, and their image management around that, you know, that's definitely something that's a specialty. And so when you're not willing to do the substantial work, I think that what I saw at Saddleback was, unfortunately, oddly consistent with what I've seen in Southern Baptist as a whole. I was a Southern Baptist for 45 years, right? I was a missionary kid all my life, and I married a missionary kid who was a Southern Baptist, too, and went to Southern Baptist University, went to Southern Baptist Seminary, worked as an IMB would at his previous church, Echo Church, before Saddleback, and walking through that, you know, multiple different types of abuse, you know, emotional abuse, physical, psychological, not physical, sorry, that does exist in the stories, but not mine. But I think that understanding emotional abuse, psychological abuse, spiritual abuse is a conversation to have in the church, but also in our society at large, and I think it's an opportunity for us to lead the way. And I think that it was not shocking that Saddleback was kicked out. I think that what is sad is that they were kicked out for women pastors and not for abuse, and therefore, Rick Warren and Andy Wood, you know, Andy being my abuser and Rick Warren being the one that covered up my abuse, and that of many others, are seen now as heroes and martyrs for the cause of women. And, you know, that was sort of disturbing to watch, even though I'm not a part of the Southern Baptist anymore. So I also, I love the work Beth Allison Barr is doing. I think many of us calling from the outside for women to be free, and also warning them about the places to go and silent complicity in bystanders and watching abuse happen to women over the years might be tempted to believe a Rick Warren or an Andy Wood if they start some new denomination or whatever happens in the wake of all this and whatever the point of all this was, to just be warned that there are some faux egalitarian spaces out there, and that's the conversation that's really going to be helpful, I think, going forward. I'd love for you to tell us more, though, about your research around emotions. We don't often talk about that, and I think what you're doing is really fascinating. You're doing research in the emotions of the Gospel of Luke. What led you to this particular era of study, and how is it relevant even to the conversation we're having right now? Yeah, I feel like I have dual interests in abuse and trauma and healing from those things and emotional health, and they're often viewed as two separate issues, but they overlap really significantly. They interweave with each other. Of course, they are different academic fields. You can do a dissertation in abuse. You can do a dissertation in trauma. You can do a dissertation in emotions, which is what I'm doing, but I'm hoping to bring those conversations together a little bit in my dissertation. I just finished my first year at Wheaton College in a PhD in New Testament, which is fantastic, and I really appreciate Wheaton supporting me in doing a multidisciplinary dissertation. So it is a New Testament project, but I'm leaning really heavily on some neuroscientific and psychological models of emotion, which is one thing that's been lacking in biblical studies is really the latest scientific research on emotion, so I'm excited to get to do that work. So I'm going to be taking some trauma and neuroscience classes in the counseling school and in the neuroscience department to supplement my New Testament work, and then I'm also hoping to bring in the impact of trauma and abuse on emotions. We'll see. It's only one dissertation, but I think those are really important aspects. When we look at emotion in the Gospels, we're looking at the emotions of an oppressed and traumatized people who are drawing on the history of oppressed and traumatized peoples over hundreds and thousands of years. So the emotions that Jesus' disciples learned from their culture are drawing from a culture of oppression, repeated you know, the slavery in Egypt and the Exodus, the Babylonian captivity, and release from that, and then in their current day, the occupation by the Romans. So I think we have to consider what impact trauma might be having on the emotions that they're constructing. When I did an analysis this past year on the emotions mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, I found 158 instances of emotion, and it depends how you categorize them, but so many of those instances were talking about fear. Jesus and angels are saying over and over again, don't be afraid. Don't be afraid. Well, why do they need to say don't be afraid? Perhaps it's because they're talking to people dealing with hypervigilance who are constantly feeling afraid in their bodies because they live in dangerous circumstances. So I think fear is a big component of gospel emotions. Jesus also talks about worry or anxiousness, and he talks about terror. So it's just a lot going on with fear -based emotions in the Gospel of Luke, and I think that the trauma of the people he's serving might have something to do with that. So that's one angle that I'm hoping to take, and we'll see where the rest of it goes. I think your work is so fascinating and so needed. I mean, you and I both spent time overseas, and so we understand in different cultures people express their emotions very differently. I was just in Abu Dhabi and Dubai earlier this year in March, and it's not the first time I've been to anywhere in North Africa in the Middle East, but we largely know that the way emotions are expressed in Middle Eastern culture versus white evangelical North American culture or even the Dutch, like very different expressions, right? And so we read sometimes things from the lens of maybe sitting in, I don't know, Wheaton, Illinois, right, with a bunch of white people around us reading it in a particular English translation, and we read things like sackcloth and ashes. Well, that's weird, you know, or with these like imprecatory Psalms that are just so full of like, wow, like, can we pray those things? Like, that's a lot. It's just, you know, we have books, you know, like Pete Scazzero's Emotionally Healthy Discipleship. We have all these things that are just, there's things that are happening right now, and the call to more lament, you know, the call to look back in our history and ask God to forgive us for our sins, not individually, but as a people. How have we been complicit? How are we currently complicit in abuse in the SBC, in racism, in what is, you know, started under racism because of, you know, enslaved peoples on forced labor camps, and how have those decisions, the root of that, produced the fruit of lording over and dominating people for the purpose of white male supremacy or patriarchy and things that are not helping any of us. So when we dig into emotional health as individuals, we have to look at it collectively too, and I think that our Western individualistic culture really makes it hard. We're very, we have a lot of blind spots if we only stay there. So the global church has really taught me so much about this. I'm so excited that you're studying under Esau McCauley. It's such a great opportunity for you. As you look into some of this area of emotional, mental, and spiritual health in the church, what are some common challenges that you find or misconceptions that you've come across, and maybe how could churches better address these issues? There's a lot of misunderstanding of emotion in just typical church conversation, and there's also a lack of knowledge of trauma, and those intersect again as well.
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"Of it with us here at WTO P time now is one 52. You're listening to WTO news. There will be no bond for a teenager charged in the deadly shooting locally inside the Wheaton metro station. This happened last week. 16 year old Emanuel Simmons is charged with second degree murder in the death of 18 year old Tennyson Leslie junior. Montgomery county police say that Simmons and other teens were on the escalator at that time got into a fight with another group, including Leslie, police say Leslie was then shot. Simmons is due back in court next week, we're told for his first hearing a 14 year old is also charged as a juvenile for what police say is his involvement in this crime. The FBI has disclosed a potential threat to the late Queen Elizabeth during her 1983 trip to the U.S. West Coast. In newly released documents, the FBI says a San Francisco police officer received a call from a man who indicated he was going to try to harm the queen at that time, either near the Golden Gate Bridge or at Yosemite National Park. The documents show that the Secret Service intended to close the bridge's walkways, they did not indicate whether precautions were taken at the park or whether idi arrests were made in the end the queen's trip was completed without incident. Have you heard about this? A royal wedding will be among the highlights of First Lady Jill Biden's overseas trip next week. Over 6 days, the First Lady will be in Portugal, Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan, where she'll attend the wedding of crown prince of dala, the heir to the throne. The bidens have a long friendship with the princess parents. Doctor Biden's office says she will spend much of the Mideast leg promoting empowerment for women and young people, while in Europe she will help the State Department celebrate the 60th anniversary of its art in embassies program. Sagar Meghani, Washington. Everybody's working for the weekend Memorial Day weekend has arrived in case you didn't know with a lot of people on the road traveling to the Maryland area, the
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"For being with us. Breaking news on WTO. We've got an update to the incident at the Wheaton metro station in Montgomery county where a person was shot this evening. Metro transit police now say the victim is in the hospital in critical condition, but earlier this evening, authorities had set a person was killed inside the station. The incident happened just before 6. Police are now looking for a suspect or suspects, red line service between forest Glen and glenmont now restored residual delays expected. So just to, again, clarify the change that were previous reports from metro transit police that a victim had died, a shooting victim had died at the weak metro station. Now we're told this person is alive and in critical condition. We'll keep you updated. We're changing topics here. Things are not getting better between Mickey Mouse and Florida governor Ron DeSantis. The Walt Disney Company revealed tonight that it's scrapping plans to build a new campus in Central Florida and relocate 2000 workers there from California. Today's announcement follows a year of attacks from desantis and the state legislature. Let's take you live tonight to Brooks Barnes who covers this subject and many others for The New York Times tonight. Thank you so very much for a bit of your time. Is there anything in particular that we know about that prompted this move and canceled this rather sizable project? Of course, yes, there are two things. The ongoing fight with governor desantis was definitely part of the reason Disney decided to pull out of this nearly roughly $1 billion investment. That's been going on for a year. They're suing Disney's suing desantis to Santos and his allies are countersuing. So that's sort of a mess. The other reason is that Disney had a change in leadership as a new CEO who's a new old CEO in bob Iger that isn't as keen on the development. So it was kind of an easy not an easy, but the fight was a way to get out of that project. Interesting. The governor has taken a swipe at Disney's suggesting there are financial troubles, any legitimacy there, or is that just a swipe? It's a swipe, but there is some truth in that that Disney has been cutting more than $5 billion in costs over recent months as it's tried to be more profitable, pay down debt, get it stock price up, but this development was the reason that it was interesting to Disney in the first place, is that Florida offered pretty hefty tax credits in return for Disney committing to spend this money and relocate those employees about 570 million. I believe over 20 years for building an occupying the complex. People keep wondering whether desantis and Disney might kiss and make up at some point, but it seems the trajectory is actually in a far different, another direction, a more negative direction, let's say. There seems to be no indication of that from my reporting. There are no sort of behind the scenes. Talks to maybe deescalate the situation and especially since with these lawsuits going on. Disney filed its lawsuit in federal court late last month. The board that is allied with desantis and that oversees government services now at Disney World filed its counter lawsuit in state court earlier this month and so now it's probably going to be down to the lawyers and judge. Judges to give us somewhere thank you. Absolutely. Absolutely. Thank you for shedding some light on this for us tonight. And be well. Thank you again. Thank you. All right, Brooks Barnes there. He is with The New York Times. We're talking about the ongoing battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney, now Disney scrapping a project that it had set up and was planning for Florida. We're next going to the traffic
Caller: It's Time for Biblical Christians to Wake Up
"My late 60s, but I fought against a lot of stuff being taught to children to turn them into little woke socialists and I see the same practice as happened in our seminaries and churning out these so called religious leaders. I trust no religious leader. I trust Jesus Christ and I trust scripture and that keeps me on the plumb line heading toward heaven and not acting like a little Marxist. And as far as all these so called baptist, I've heard when they went down to the Citadel of evangelicalism at Wheaton and started bad mouth in anybody who called themselves a Christian who voted for Donald Trump. And they got in there and just oh, they were so empathetic. And oh, he is too harsh and things like that. And I'll tell you what's harsh. Is when we let these kind of people come in and then they side with Democrats to dismantle our constitution and take away our freedoms one by one. And it's time for biblical Christians to wake up and quit looking for heroes among the woke left because there are none there. They're all in the same mindset. Yeah. And I for one am tired of the laissez-faire all well. Let's just pray about it. Yeah, pretty about it. But then also make the statement because the media is going to suppress the truth. That's how they live and breathe. And we need to make public how much of the infiltration has happened even in Christian circles for decades now, and that's why we have these spineless so called Christian leaders pushing their agendas in our so called Christian university and that is the beginning of the end of the Second Amendment. And then if you don't have that, you have nothing that the forefathers wanted to grant to a free country. Yeah, Don, you're
The Immortal C.S. Lewis With Dr. Jerry Root
"This hour is going to really be focused on things that are eternal. In nature, and they're much more important than politics, politics is critical, obviously. We talk about it all the time. The politics is only part of a broader picture, we're going to talk about morality and religion, and eternity. Joining us now is doctor Jerry root. He's professor emeritus from Wheaton university. We could talk about that, but definitely want to talk about more importantly. His book, the neglected C. S. Lewis, and doctor root is with us. Now, doctor, welcome to the program. Thank you, Charlie. I'm grateful. Wonderful. So doctor root, I have personally been blessed by reading and studying C. S. Lewis. I've only really touched on 6 or 7 of his books, but I've enjoyed them thoroughly. I mean, he was prolific. But let me just start with a rather general question who was C. S. Lewis and why does he matter? C. S. Lewis taught at Oxford university for 20 9 years. He also taught at Cambridge University for 9. He grew up in Northern Ireland, and he was a guy who lost his mother when he was 9 years old and became an atheist as a result of that. And slowly he worked his way back to faith. And there was largely due to a conversation that he had with J.R.R. Tolkien is very close friend. But he had these longings that drove him and prompted him. He also had not only the longings of the heart, he also had a very sharp mind, and he needed to get over these intellectual barriers in order to come to fully embrace his faith. He was a prolific author. There are actually 73 titles under his name right now. He wrote 56 of them while he was living and the others he wrote after he died. No, they're actually collections of essays, letters that he wrote and so on that flush out the 73 volumes.
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"A man is dead after a stabbing today in Wheaton Montgomery county police say it happened around 1230 this afternoon on university boulevard at Amherst avenue. Stabbing happened, they say police say after a fight broke out between two men on a metro bus, those two left the bus then police say one stab the other and ran away. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died, no arrests have been made. Meantime, a toddler is dead after being attacked by a dog in Frederick county. The two year old boy from fog to your county, Virginia, was visiting relatives in Brunswick, Maryland and Frederick county. Police say the boy was playing with a dog, a pit bull of massive mix all day Tuesday, but for some reason as the boy and his family were leaving, the dog attacked the child. The boy was suffering from bites and was in cardiac arrest when police arrived, he was flown to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The dog is now in quarantine and investigation is underway so far, no charges have been filed. Kyle Cooper, WTO P news. Three 16 are you experiencing significant loneliness? The takeaway from some a new survey is that many people are. 17% of American adults 44 million people. The good news, that number is down since 2020 and early 2021, during the pandemic, when it was one in four, according to the Gallup national health and well-being index. One third say they've experienced a complete return to normalcy versus 24% last summer. The survey suggests that the pandemic disproportionately heightened loneliness for younger and lower income adults. The drop is likely explained in part by the broad reopening of everyday life, according to Gallup. That small WTO P news. And Gallup says that survey questioned about 5200 adults across all 50 states and the district during the last week of February
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"Pattern mill road, report of a crash with only a single link getting you buying, it could be affecting the southbound side coming down from one 97 because we are seeing a bit of a delay. And the delays ease up just before you get to the capitol beltway. Montgomery county Wheaton area is still dealing with a closure, veers, mill road in both directions, does remain blocked between university boulevard and reedy drive for the ongoing crash cleanup. We need a vehicle into a building. Waldorf air you do crash, westbound two 28 that's Barry road and western Parkway report of a crash. At the Joseph peak bay bridge over the westbound span is due to the left getting you by, we have road work set up in the right lane at two lanes open over the eastbound span. Traffic still moving slowly print stewardships counting on the outer loop of the beltway, the roadwork is set up before the BW Parkway, currently blocking the right lane delays are easily back to route 50 were in decent shape in both directions on the beltway over in Montgomery county. In Virginia is still finding extensive delays on the outer loop up near the Georgetown pike. That works on slowing things down to say the least blocking the left lane delays are all the way back over the American legion bridge in a Montgomery county. Inner loop, near maclean after the toll road, and all that works on blocking the right lane. Traffic still moving very slowly on these half bound sided 95 and Dale City, we do have a work zone set up right near exit one 56 and we currently have the left lane block north founders does remain slow after route 17 and falmouth with the left lane blocked again for the work zone. And traffic slows as well northbound three 95 in Alexandria right before duke street, the roadwork that's currently set up block in the right lane to celebrate 50 years of fun and games, the Maryland lottery just launched the 50 hertz of scratch off. It has a $5 million top prize, the largest scratch off top prize in Maryland lottery history. Please play responsibly. Steve resner, WTO traffic. The forecast for Mike steinfort. Intervals of cloud cover and sunshine this afternoon. It's going to be breezy and warmer. Our highs upper 60s to mid 70s
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"For a double shooting in northwest last night, one man died and a woman is in the hospital. Stay with us for full details on these stories in minutes. It's 1148. Traffic and weather on the 8s, we've got Steve dresner in the traffic center. In Maryland and the Wheaton area try to avoid the area of veers mill road between university boulevard and reedy drive, the lanes are blocked in both directions due to an ongoing crash and most likely investigation we did have a vehicle into a building, where backed up in the capitol beltway area in prince George's caddy over on the outer loop side, the road work set up right near the BW Parkway, currently blocking the right lane delays from us back to the area of two 14 were in good shape over a Montgomery county on the beltway. 95 in both directions near the area of route 32, we have a work zone in both directions currently blocking lane with a bit of a delay, especially on the northbound side, right near the rest area, there are block in the right lane traffic moving well on two 70 and en route 50. Over in Virginia is still very slow on the outer loop side of the capital beltway with the work zone set up near the Georgetown pike block and the left lane. We did have a minor crash involving a tractor trailer on the left side inside the cones. It was causing a bit of a curiosity factor that was in the clearing process, but unfortunately on the outer loop, delays her back over the American legion bridge back in the Montgomery county. Steve drew traffic. Now the storm team four is Mike stennis. Our weather is looking better than rain has come to an end. Look for our mixture of cloud cover and sunshine today
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"Pfizer and BioNTech. It's 1128. That means traffic and weather on the 8, Steve Dresden, in the traffic center. In Virginia, we are packed up on the outer loop of the capital beltway. We have a word zone that set up near the Georgetown pike block on the left lane delays her all the way back and over the American legion bridge in Montgomery county. Complicating things slightly within their work zone, we do have a crash involving a tractor trailer. It's behind the cones on the left side before the Georgetown pike exit folks still are slowing down looking at everything. Keep it moving if possible. We do have inner loop road where it's set up right near the dulles toll road. That works on currently blocking the right lane and traffic does remain slow on the northbound side of I three 95. The roadwork set up a four duke street blocking the right lane. 66 eastbound very slow with the words O near Washington boulevard blocking the right side of the roadway and delays southbound 95 through Dale City with that work zone also blocking the right lane. In Maryland, Wheaton area, both directions and veers, mill road between university boulevard and reedy drive, due to the multi vehicle crash, traffic stop now in both directions and we do have roadworks set up on the outer loop of the belt William prince George's county right before we get to the BW Parkway, they're currently blocking the right lane. In the district crash activity cleared southbound on D.C. two 95 near east capital street, traveling to open still finding a bit of a delay both on the southbound side and the northbound side. We do have roadwork set up northbound on I two 95 right in the area of Malcolm X avenue. Looks like we do have a single link getting it by with delays. Steve dresner, WTO traffic. The forecast now for Mike stenner. A mixture of cloud cover and some sunshine today turning breezy and Walmart eyes up for 60s to lower 70s. Partly cloudy, colder tonight
America's Great Awakenings With Dr. Jerry Newcombe
"Doctor Newcomb, how many awakenings are revivals have there been that are notable in American history? And when did they occur? Well, you could define it in different ways. But I would say in terms of the real big pictures, being changed Kennedy, who will just mention the founder of BP independent ministries and noted author and so forth. Said in the big picture of things, we looked at it this way. America was born because of the first great wave of that was in the 1730s and 40s in America, okay? And that helped propel really the whole course for independence. Then the second major great awakening was in the early 1800s. And that pretty many people started to about the evils of slavery and the inconsistency of having slavery with a country that's based on the idea that all men are created equal. And it really helped for ultimately the end of slavery. Obviously, it happened through the Civil War, but there was a great deal of push for that. And then he said, doctor Kennedy, now we are in need of a great third rate of will you pray for that. Now, obviously, Charlie, we've seen many different sporadic weight gains, even in our own time, business in the last couple of weeks. This amazing event at asbury college and I remember about 20 years ago, there was like that at Wheaton college and my wife and I met and we graduate school about 45 years ago by God's grace. It was so grateful for that. But anyway, so there have been these little movements, but I would say, I kind of tend to agree with doctor Kennedy that in the big picture you're looking at the first great awakening, the second great waving and now the need for a third great way to
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"Was in the suspect's possession at the time of this shooting. The man who died at the hospital isn't being identified, but Davis does say. He's well known to law enforcement in the National Capital Region, and he has a violent criminal history. In Tyson's Mike Morello, WTO P news. A replacement pedestrian bridge is coming to the spot where the previous bridge across D.C. two 95 collapsed in northeast. We're learning today when construction on that project will begin. There are several pedestrian bridges that allow people to cross over this busy roadway. The one near lane place northeast was demolished back in 2021 after truck slammed into it, hurting 5 people. A spokesperson for D.C.'s Department of Transportation tells WTO, construction on their replacement bridge, will start soon. In the first or second week of March. The bridge will cross over D.C. two 95 between lane place northeast and Meade street northeast on the west and connect a kenilworth avenue on the east. It'll comply with accepted highway standards, as well as ADA standards, and be wider and taller. In northeast China, doolin, there'll be GOP news. George avenue is one of our area's most dangerous roads for pedestrians. In two years, there have been 6 deadly crashes between Connecticut avenue and Hathaway drive, and residents gather at the Wheaton community center last night to hear from county leaders about plans to make that road safer. Two weeks ago, a 23 year old woman was struck and killed on Georgia avenue and Aspen Hill. I went to her funeral last week, she left behind her daughter who's only 7 years old. Montgomery county council member Natalie fanny Gonzalez huddled with district 6 residents, rallying support for safety improvements on Georgia avenue. People are dying just by crossing the street. This is urgent. Funny Gonzales has the future could bring a road diet shrinking Georgia avenue travel lanes and Aspen Hill from 6 lanes to four, making protected space for people walking bicycling and scooting. Ridiculo WTO news. As we see temperatures push into the 80s, this warm
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"Law enforcement in the National Capital Region, and he has a violent criminal history. In Tyson's Mike Morello, WTO news. A replacement pedestrian bridge is coming to the spot where the previous bridge across D.C. two 95 collapsed. We're learning today when construction will start. There are several pedestrian bridges that allow people to cross over this busy roadway. The one near lane place northeast was demolished back in 2021 after truck slammed into it, hurting 5 people. A spokesperson for D.C.'s Department of Transportation tells WTO, construction on their replacement briefs, will start soon. In the first or second week of March, the bridge will cross over D.C. two 95 between lane place northeast and mead street northeast on the west and connect a kennel worth avenue on the east. It'll comply with accepted highway standards, as well as ADA standards, and the wider and taller. In northeast China, doolin, WTO news. Georgia avenue is one of the area's most dangerous roads for pedestrians. In two years, there have been 6 deadly crashes between Connecticut avenue and Hathaway drive. Residents gathered at the Wheaton community center last night to hear from county leaders about plans to make the busy road safer. Two weeks ago, a 23 year old woman was struck and killed on Georgia avenue and Aspen Hill. I went to her funeral last week. She left behind her daughter who's only 7 years old. Montgomery county council member Natalie fanny Gonzalez huddled with district 6 residents, rallying support for safety improvements on Georgia avenue. People are dying just by crossing the street. This is urgent. Funny Gonzales has the future could bring a road diet shrinking Georgia avenue travel lanes and Aspen Hill from 6 lanes to
"wheaton" Discussed on WTOP
"We're looking back this morning at a scary moment on D.C. two 95 almost two years ago. Now we have a big problem on two 95 D.C. two 95 in both directions in the area of Burroughs avenue looks like they may have had a truck struck the pedestrian bridge there. That is WTO please read a Kessler reporting on the moments after a truck rammed into the lane place pedestrian bridge causing it to collapse onto the highway. Now nearly two years later, construction is finally expected to start to replace it The project is supposed to begin very soon, a spokesperson for D.C.'s Department of Transportation tells WTO P, the first or second week of marsh. The old pedestrian bridge used to span the busy anacostia freeway as it's known connecting lane place northeast and kenilworth avenue, but in June 2021, a truck slammed into it. Demolishing the bridge, injuring 5 people at the time, a D.C. official said the bridge had received a poor rating in its last inspection. This new bridge will be wider and taller and will comply with accepted highway standards, as well as ADA standards, according to the project website, construction is expected to last a year, Shana's Dylan WTO news. Georgia avenue is one of our area's most dangerous roads for pedestrians. Residents gathered at the Wheaton community center last night to hear from county leaders about plants to make that busy road safer. Two weeks ago, a 23 year old woman was struck and killed on Georgia avenue and Aspen Hill. I went to her funeral last week. She left behind her daughter who's only 7 years old. Montgomery county council member Natalie fanny Gonzalez huddled with district 6 residents, rallying support for safety improvements on Georgia avenue, where in two years there have been 6 fatal crashes between Connecticut avenue and Hathaway drive. People are dying just by crossing the street. This is urgent. Funny Gonzales has the future could bring a road diet shrinking Georgia avenue travel lanes and Aspen Hill from 6 lanes to four, making protected space for people walking bicycling and scooting. Ridiculo WTO news. Still ahead more on today's heat before things turn much
"wheaton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Are investigating where the last night's deadly mass shooting and a wall Mart and Jess big Virginia was a case of workplace violence, witnesses say, as employees were gathering for their shifts, the gunman believed to be known by the workers opened fire in the break room, Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kaczynski. Basically it's an all hands on deck type situation at this point, you know, we have many of our investigators here and we just, you know, piece by piece. In all 7 died, including the suspected gunman. Twitter has lost more than half of its in-house lawyers. Bloomberg's head Baxter has the story. This includes several senior attorneys and it raises some concerns about the depth of legal knowledge that remains with the company. Bloomberg sources say this leaves only head of litigation James baker and international legal chief Regina Lima in leadership roles on the department. There is enough concern that the sources say there may not be enough legal expertise remaining in-house to know which outside law firms are handling certain matters. In San Francisco, I met Baxter Bloomberg radio. The U.S. Supreme Court denied former president Trump's request to block an appeals court order that he surrendered his tax returns and other financial records to the House ways and means committee. Congress is expected to intervene and impose contract terms on railroad workers after a fourth union of railroad workers rejected a deal on Monday. The risk of a strike is high, art Wheaton, former labor negotiator and director of labor studies at Cornell University says sick time is a big issue. They had people literally dying while they were driving or operating the train because they couldn't get a day off to go to the doctor and died of a heart attack. You've had lots of people miss their families funerals because they couldn't get the time off. Hard Wheaton spoke with Bloomberg's Joe Matthew on sound on which airs at 5 p.m.. At soccer's World Cup and cutter four games are on the slate today, one game Croatia against Morocco ended in a scoreless tie. Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios. This is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists
Tom Wheaton, Founder of FadedSpade & Above the Felt, Shares What He's Up To
"Tom local back onto. Cpg sir it's been awhile while. Ben what's up brad. Do my thing chasing poker greatness as the title of the show is i guess and it's been a whirlwind few months last man but i appreciate the invite back. So what kind of poker greatness you've been chasing in this world wind of a few months last time you're on you know you talk about your new agency above the and there's more things have been added to your plate since then. Yes it's pretty wild man. So let's see how have i been chasing over greatness. Let's see on the poker side actually started playing live tournaments again We'll talk about that later but Getting into some of these world poker tour main main tour events has been something. I've really aspired to over the last few years Since i started my actual poker training back again and Was fortunate in fortunate enough this year to have a deep run at the w. p. t. seminal hardrock tournament Finishing thirtieth out of like twenty five hundred or something so it was like the great experience to get that deep. You know inexperienced that. Because i've never been that deep you know And it's a different ballgame and So that was great. I'm gonna fire up a few more here in the next couple of months with world poker tour with online Which we'll talk about. And then also you know for the waso p coming up on the business side. Man is trying to faded spade as much as i can. Try to grow the agency. Which is is ahead of where i thought it would be and the team would be. I told you that tom i could've told you that. The demand is going to be much higher. I think when you as soon as you were describing the idea to me. I was like this makes sense and this giant need in the industry. It's a slow and steady. But it's like it's it's password. I thought it would be after six months. And thanks for saying that man And through that work with the agency A couple of really great things have happened. So one offer darren elias. Who was part of above the felt from a talent perspective. We worked out a deal for him where he is becoming the brand ambassador of the party poker. Us network which. I know you asked me what is that. And we'll get into that and then while that was all going on. You know some of the relationships i built with the people during that process They've asked me to come be a poker marketing consultant for them over the next foreseeable future. And you know help them. What is happening here. Marketing team basically. What they're asking me to do is asked me to come in and craft all new strategic marketing plans for the party poker. us network which is forgot poker online plus bet. Mgm poker plus party poker new jersey in new jersey right then in pennsylvania. You've got mgm poker and borgata poker online in pennsylvania and michigan. You've got mgm poker. And all of that together is known as the party. Poker us network. The parent company is bet mgm. So they're asking me to come in and help support their team and develop some new marketing plans in terms of how they expand in those markets. They go to him. Why the dan what what they told me is when they realize like my corporate marketing leadership background in terms of doing this type of like leadership executive work In like the hotel resort industry and technology industry. And then i think they liked the fact that there was a blend of all this entrepreneurial experience and the poker industry over the last four years and i think just how got along during the discussions about bringing darren on as a brand ambassador. I think that all came together. And they were transparent with me and said you know we have this need the company and rethink. You could fill it. And i said you know what i would love to have that experience with you guys and let's talk about making that
"wheaton" Discussed on WCPT 820
"B C 20. Tomorrow we marked the 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks. I wanted to take some of your calls 773763 92 78 Day. Thank you so much for holding. On the line so patiently. I know you want to do a Weigh in with the memory. Yeah. I mean, um, The company I work for at the time was health role that, uh, the corners of, uh, Elmhurst and Higgins, If you're familiar with that area, Yeah. We used to have a plant, which was right in the corner there. And then there was an engineering center and then, uh, the tech center where I worked, and it wasn't too hard and I had to go to the engineering centred as walking through and one of the co workers who was on the other half of the building islands and said he had heard playing hit the World Trade Center and Wow and didn't think that much about it at first, and then I went into business I had to do and I and a short while later I had to go back and he says And I'm foggy on the timing on this thing, but he had just said that this one he goes, he said. Now that he said they just hit the Pentagon as I was locking to the engineering center, the first thought in my mind was my God. Are we under seizure? Because the other Billy made and hit by that time? I can't recall it's hiding. Mm hmm. My next thought that popped in. My head was issue in that area. There. You look kind of like what is southeast of that corner. There. They have all those rights believers. I'm Michael fuel part there, right and And then we went too far from your hair. And my son was good Lord of faith when they're not trying to either hit like at all here or take out one of those fuel positively nothing but, uh, giant created that with one south growth, right, right. Pan. It was just, uh, very nominee feeling when they said that someone actually got his and my God, Norman, you figured out, Okay, We're going to have a state of war here, right? It was very numbing. Numbing is a very good way to describe it. Dave. I really thank you for calling in and sharing your thoughts. Absolutely. Just it's very others can get their stories. Be well. Have a good week. Thank you so much. David. I appreciate the call is always It's very Um Very numbing and very harrowing. And I know it's very hard to talk about immediate I choke up when I talk about it. Lady B was choking up before when when she was talking about and getting your kids ready for school. Let's take a couple other over your calls. Can is calling from Bensenville. Ted. Thank you so much for the call. What are your thoughts and your memories of 9 11? Hey, Andrea. I have a lot of thoughts and it's great to talk with you on YouTube. There's thank you, Ted. I just want to take this opportunity thanks for it to claim the name of God. Beemer. Beemer was a young husband and father from Wheaton, who won their fourth plane led the charge by saying, Let's roll. And let those those passengers to the cockpit to bring that plane down. Sacrificing their own lives to keep it from running the Pentagon. There is a hero, man, You bet kind of play. You bet I completely agree with you, brother. 10 Aimer. Ted, do you know before you hang up? Do I was working at WGN for meaning? Tom Peterson at the time and we were standing in the newsroom and the first tower went down. The second tower went down. We knew the Pentagon flight. And when we heard of that plane hitting and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, I kid you not my boss. At the time time Peterson turned to me and he said, this is all related to that. And we said no, no, no, This can't be. This is Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and he said somebody on that plane. Took it down and was a hero. And those were his words. And that was it. 11 o'clock in the morning on September 11 2001. So I'm with you, Ted. Thanks, Andrew. Hey, my pleasure. Thank you So much for the call My friend. I appreciate it. Todd Beamer. He's absolutely right. That's a name. We need to remember from that day as well. Let's go to Mary calling from Elk Grove. Hi, Mary. Hi, Andrea. Thank you for calling. Make sure you know my memory of, uh, 9 11 is very similar to wait to be. Yeah, I was. I was headed today show on in the living room, and I was getting the kids ready for school. And the TV was on mute and I I found something going on TV, and I thought they were doing a story about the previous attack on the World Trade Center. You know, when they put the van in the basement, and you know the people rushing out in the smoke. I thought they were doing a story like that. And then it dawned on me. No, this is another attack. So I hurried up and I got my kids off to school and I came home and I couldn't believe what I was saying. Yeah, and I live in a grove also, which is root neighbors to all hair airport And then all of a sudden, you know you don't notice this, but when you live by an airport, all of a sudden, there were no more planes. Yes, here to play. It was eerie. It was every fiber in my body wanted me to go. Get my kids H and I don't know why only around this time, but I think about it. I think about all those people and all those heroes like former caller said these heroes who knew They were going to die. Hmm. Really died. Heroes or you know what happened with the planes? You know, I do. I do. Mary. I hear you and I feel you and It is very, very hard to talk about. I said, Lady be should we do this last half hour? This last segment because it's just very hard to talk about. We all lived through it. And Mary, my uncle was a was a big Las Vegas fan..
AJ Talks About 'Stand by Me'
"Because stand by me, I can talk about that movie forever. Corey Feldman, what a nutcase River Phoenix? River Phoenix is like the father figure. They were all the same age, but river like ran that group. Wil Wheaton and the other one that I don't like as an actor at all was married to Rebecca Romijn at Jerry O'Connell. Anyhow, that movie sort of talks about this time in your life that feels incredibly complicated, but as you get older, you realize it really was very simple. And then we get this big gift of not knowing that it's never gonna be like that again for the rest of our lives. So it's just, it's pure and it's uncomplicated and it's a time that stays with us even as we become adults. And, you know, it's that thing that thing that I love about a movie. When the naivete of your life starts to die down and give way to the ugly truths of being a grown-up.
"wheaton" Discussed on Over the Shoulder
"What a nine a nine. Oh a gun. Let me go. Bang took me a second to when i'm definitely got my peace and they haven't done it yet but i'm definitely about to start going to the shooting range. So that's that's the thing. Small arms in maryland. Which one marlboro. okay. I know there might be one of the nice louis but i watched. I've watched too many shows recently where the woman gives left at home alone and some terrible's happened to us but bat in the closet unlocked. We ain't got no keys. Fuck fuck case. What the facts But yeah that's danny a question weapons weapons okay at this moment as far as the the first the first piece by piece from violence right Marmara was more of a mental piece. Okay surveillance i wouldn't say weapon yet. I'm not mad at that though. Times right got something to protect. Best reaction yeah. I was just gonna say walking. I've been. I've been going on walks a lot yourself. It just ov- eyelid. Being a starting spring cleaning man has been a big thing for me over the past. Maybe seventy two hours. Just let you be purged. shit The new mattress. I've just gave a bunch of shit to goodwill before. I came here nice. You know what i'm saying like. Yeah i think it's just the right thing to do. It has so much shit that you're giving away. You know what. I mean like bags and bags of clothes. It's like you've got to give it to. You can't just ask you. Gotta you gotta pay up for recycle. This whole lot of negative in wheaton was probably in the next three weeks ever forget and middle school. I had this long sleeve sean. John shirt a yellow lettuce on it. I'll never forget and every year me and my mom we do the whole thing. We we give away things to goodwill and i remember seeing shirt was all my bid. I didn't mean to give it away but then it wasn't couple of days later show up to school and a homeboy has the shirt on and i remember sitting in a moment thinking like i can play the fuck out this or just let it be so i was like man nice shirt. Kevin talk shirt. Dopes are eric. And then years later you find yourself digging through that dope fines do should do so. I mean for me. I would say combination of combination of walking.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Hello and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
Vaccine Rollout Strategies Vary Between Nations
"Welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
"wheaton" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"To eye. Very no good guy. Very no bad guy. There's only you nd a way. Just disagree. Welcome Back America. I'm Q Q. N. Disagreed. Yesterday with Ed Steps, sir. And a Compli Hey, is a dean at Wheaton College, runs the Billy Graham center there and has written a piece and U. S a today on What he believes has to be a so called reckoning within evangelicalism about President Trump. I talked to him at length yesterday, but it was only able to play minutes of it. And so I have devoted the first three segments of today's show to playing additional segments. All of it is available. If you do it dot com Here is the last segment that I will play for you of my conversation with Wheaton, Dean ed stature. This is where we disagree, I think, And this is why I'm uneasy with your article, the less so because of the caveats you included at the beginning then with Mr Galleys article, which I condemn wholeheartedly that was intended to and had the consequence of dividing the church. Yours does not have so obviously that intent. In fact, I don't think you have that intent. But the inevitability of that division is justice as inevitably divisive as President. Trump's speech was inevitably incendiary, though it did not necessarily have the consequence. He did not intend. The consequence that followed. Do you understand my objection? Say? Objection. I would say it's unfortunate confusion of categories. In my case. I think that what needs to happen is is that some people need to know that there are evangelicals who have major concerns and then Within evangelicalism without evangelicals need to have a public conversation. That's what the title is. There's a reckoning, we need to have a reckoning. What went wrong? What was our place and part? What do we need to change inside the movement? And what? I don't think they need change sides? I don't think the movie he'd say, Well, let's all now become liberal Democrats, right so So that's not what again in 1000 word article. I'm here's where I ended it. We've reached a reckoning. What comes next will reveal where our trust truly lies. That's what I'm looking for. I'm looking to call evangelicals. To a sense where character matters at a greater level, where, at the same time we get more focused. So much of evangelicals who has been focused on political power even more focus on showing in sharing the love of Jesus to have broken and hurting world That's our passion. The week in college, Billy Graham center. That's our passion In most of our churches, and for most churches and pastors, they think that the pursuit of power in this administration has caused some damage. Inside their congregations and inside relationships. I don't think it's divisive to point out the division on the Brokenness. That's there. I'm looking to work together to fix it. I think they're a lot of evangelicals who went to a swell. So did you concluded the article with Will we look inside and repent when needed? That's a good question to ask my question to you is Will you examine the editorial that you wrote at the time that you wrote it and consider whether or not it divided the church and incited anger among the body and repent, if indeed, it did. Always open to seeing what I could do, and I could do better. And I would say a similar question to you, my friend, Would you not acknowledge that there are significant difficulties and might I say significant faults within the evangelical church? Engaging and embracing this administration has brought to the light. And if so, consider joining me and speaking out and saying, How can we walk through this? Better to be a more gospel centered, biblically driven movement that I think God calls us to be? Yes, I will. But I do believe that as I have been throughout the Trump administration When someone parts with a political party of which they are remember, as, for example, on child separation at the border of the president's attacks on judges or his cruel tweets. They have to speak it in a timely fashion so that it be noted. Which I have always consistently gone, but that I've always tried to do that, without damage to the body by recognizing other people might disagree with me about the need, for example, even family separation, which I found to be perhaps the most indefensible of altering policies, But I can understand that some Christians believe the exigency of the circumstances of the border. Required it because of coyotes and people falsely being claimed his Children who were in fact being abused. I know the arguments. I'm always open to learning, but I don't want to divide the body. Because the world is against us right now, and this culture is going to crush us, Dean. Yes, I think we're coming up to a real reality check, And I think that's a reckoning. But I think ultimately we do need each other. But we don't need each other to not speak truth to one another. And I think you have a habit of speaking truth and you want to speak truth. I appreciate the fact that you caviar things just as I thought, the caviar things. I think the truth that I'm bringing forward is I think that we need to have a hard conversation. Why so many leaders were co opted Why so many evangelicals were well, again, quoting Chuck Colson in the article. Very few are more easily impressed in religious leaders when he was working for Nixon. His job was kind of persuade special interest groups again. Very few are more easily impressed. Then religious leaders the very people who should have been immune to the worldly pomp seem the most vulnerable If we can't say that to one another That there has been and needs to be a reckoning. And as this administration ends in tatters that that relates to evangelical witness and reputation, I don't think that's a realistic engagement of the current cultural moment. I think we need to acknowledge where we failed and then pull together for the sake of the Gospel. That's been my lifetime of ministry and this one articles calling up this moment that we're in tow. Hopefully get us back on the mission. We're on. Convene my last word to you. And I'll give you the final word..
"wheaton" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It's Hugh Hewitt, Wheaton College of Dean and Step Sir wrote a provocative piece and USA Today that was much red in common and on. He joined me yesterday for a long interview. I've only been able to play two parts of it thus far here is part three. Wonder if you would agree with this. That Millions of evangelicals need not repent of their support for Donald Trump, because it was Provident Lee taken and thoughtfully expressed and was consistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Uh, you've got a lot of caveats. And here's what I would say, Uh, millions of evangelicals made what they thought was a hard decision whether they had to vote for a candidate that spoke That intentionally was working against their values of life and religious liberty and Maura and saw and thought through and even prayed through and made a decision to vote for Donald Trump. And I believe they did in with good character. They made the best choice that they could They strategically thought that their vote might influence the Supreme Court or executive orders and more and I do not stand back in derision or in any sense of condemnation. Towards them. I am concerned, as you know about those who uncritically embraced many and many evangelicals did so uncritically embrace the president who I share that concern. I believe simply that Christians of Integrity could both support and not support Donald Trump and Christians of Integrity could support Joe Biden and not supported Joe Biden and Christians of Integrity could have voted for Hillary Clinton. I believe that Christians of integrity. I have to divorce politics from, uh, Christianity there, E. You have to live what your life is, but they can be sincerely Democratic or sincerely, Republican. No, I don't. I don't disagree with that. I think there are many people who I was talking after American Pastor yesterday sincerely voted the way he voted and explain to me his beliefs as to why and I could respect him. And I'm just what you described. I don't I don't have Don't bring anything to or at you. I'm sorry, your friend and you were having a conflict. For me, Um, you know, the as I wrote, I don't believe everyone who voted for Trump was full of foolish and trump voters or not trump. They're not responsible for all his actions over the past four years, but they are responsible for the way they responded and for their own hearts, and that's what I think. And that's what I think about. That's for all of us. So yeah, I don't know. Dean here. This is just having a little bit in the sense that a friend who doesn't know I'm about to come to how I'm framing it. I'm telling you why I got to it, but now I'm going to give it to my friend. I believe the president recklessly gave his speech in that what happened was foreseeable and he may be legally responsible for that foreseeable and he may not, but certainly morally, he is responsible for not thinking through the foreseeable consequences of his speech. Do you agree with me? I don't. Yeah, all the nuances that I don't know. I do believe that President Trump incendiary words have consequences and and with it, foreseeable fight him Artie to have known what was going to happen. Yes, I would think that he should have known that this was going to leave people to take unwise Actually, with all the details of what happened. I don't I'm shocked by all of these, although happened, so I don't know. I don't think he intended to Congress to be overridden. I'm not saying that I'm just saying he wasn't a planned that that would be that would change the whole equation. But the likelihood of it happening, which should have considered he should have considered Will this get out of control? And once it began to get out of control you Otto acted Mork quickly to condemn it. Senses all right with that. Cause I come it. This is a lawyer, Dean. Do you think the consequence it is like it is like talking to a lawyer. I like deposition. Do you agree that the consequences of your editorial are foreseeably divisive within the church? No, I believe they're calling the church to account and I believe that that's whether it actually, I could say there be sometimes it's my divide. I think if you lied to a conversation, and it needs to lead to some change, and why so many people were so quickly drawn to a person of this character. So that is where we leave it. I'll commit one more segment with it. I would encourage every believer every evangelical or mainstream Protestant or any question of any stripe, actually, mass attendant Catholics. Charismatics Orthodox. To go to Hugh Hewitt dot com and send the transcript of this to any friend with whom they've had an argument about Donald Trump. Because it's nuanced and it's balanced. And it is exactly what people need who have been yelling at each other, and that's why I am putting.
"wheaton" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Welcome back America. It's Hugh Hewitt. I'm joined now by add stature at is the dean of Wheaton College and At Wheaton College. He also leads the Billy Graham Center. Dean steps, sir. Welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show. Thanks for having me on Toe. Let everyone know we don't have to rush because I arranged for Dean steps or to join me at the end of my show so that we could have a long conversation. It's an interview, not a debate. And even though the show will go off the conversation will go on. It will all be posted on YouTube. And on my website, Dean, Welcome your article In the U. S. A. Today evangelicals face a reckoning Donald Trump in the future of our faith. Was sent to me by another old friend with whom I have deep disagreements on politics, and he urged me to read it. I thought it was a new, interesting presentation of your position, so I I appreciate that has it sparked a lot of interest. But as it was, I guess the you know their top headline or most of the day on Sunday, and I think part of it from people who maybe don't like evangelicals, and then part of it from people or evangelicals like me. You're concerned about what evangelicalism has or is becoming So we share a common faith. Even though I'm an evangelical Roman Catholic Presbyterian, which is neither here nor there. I'll explain it another time. You know you're not supposed to be all those things at once. But I know it doesn't make me a Lutheran either. It just means I go to Mass on Saturday and I go to the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. Uh, that practice has been blessed both by bishops. And I'm an elder in the Presbyterian Church. Not really serving s O s. So I had what I wanna ask you at the beginning in the article, you write that evangelicals believe in the good news of the Gospel that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and in our place. Would you also add, and that he rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is alive today. Indeed, I would. I believe that's central to the Christian faith that Jesus was dead on Friday and Sunday back from the dead and receiving in migration through faith gives us new and everlasting, eternal life. I thought you might like it was just excluded from the USA Today article and I thought to myself hey left out the punchline, But editors are editors. Um, is salvation exclusively reserved for those who put their faith in the resurrected Christ. I do believe it. Is that the salvation by grace alone through faith alone and then Jesus work alone, He said. I am the way the truth and the life No one comes to the father except through me. So I want people understand you're very mainstream is sexual intimacy outside of marriage Sinful. Let me say mainstream is probably not the term to describe a conservative Angela goes like me. But the answer your question is yes. We've got reserves sex for marriage between one man and one woman over one lifetime, And I would be a conservative evangelical. Yes. Okay. So when was the last Republican presidential candidate? You voted for I've okay. I don't generally reveal who I voted for. But I have been consistently pro life pro official marriage, pro religious liberty of deep religious liberty concerns now that unfortunately, I think President Trump's kind of erratic responsible last few weeks has led to the loss of the Senate. Now we're gonna face serious religious liberty concerns related to the quality act and Morva. But in general, I don't tell people who I voted for. Have you ever voted for a Republican president? Oh, my gosh. Yes. Okay. I just I just wanted people. I thought you were, uh more Republican than you were Democratic. And therefore I thought your credibility with my audience might increase their well. I would say it's very fair to say I believe that lower taxes are better for society. I believe, you know, I mean, I think they would very much lineup. Kind of as a pastor and religious leader. One of the things that you know I teach and preach the Bible regularly is I don't want people so I didn't vote for that person. So I can't listen to that person. But I think you and I listen to your show. I think you and I will be very aligned on most issues that and I do, too, by the way on by friend I'm aligned with on most theological issues. We just disagree on politics. That's why I wanted you to have a long set up and that's why I'm going to ask you again. This is for credibility with my audience and people who will go on. Listen to this. You already said that most evangelicals me included in your article are grateful for the Supreme Court justices. He appointed Trump and for some of the religious liberty concerns he addressed. His antiabortion stance is surprised me again a surprise many again, me included, and for that I was thankful. You noted that how important is the Supreme Court? Dean? I think it's I think it's very important. You know someone who's you know, talk about life. You know, I One of the defining factors of my vote has to do with life on unborn life in the womb and so deeply important, and I think, ultimately that coming out of Trump administration, I think in that article, I mentioned that a lot of burned burned down the Republican Party. There'll be consequences for Grabs decades to come on what has happened to the Republican Party and at the same time, I'm thankful for the three Supremes and actually say publicly and vocally supported All three Supreme Court justice picks that he that he selected and again lots of other things again. I think one of the challenges is you could be deeply concerned about what President Trump has done to the country. And in my case, too, evangelicalism and Thankful for executive orders on religious liberty as I am and be thankful for Supreme Court and let me just say we're going to need a conservative Supreme Court considering now in part because of President Trump's actions. At the White House has been lost to the Republican Party and the Senate. Now you're gonna have your one buffer on some of these religious liberty concerns will be the Supreme Court. So, Dean where I'm going with this is that I believe a lot of evangelicals will so value the religious liberty and pro life and other matters that the president engaged in and proceeded to to advance. Your arguments about the last two months will pale in comparison to the thanks, ladies and gentlemen, the conclusion of my interview.
"wheaton" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Left the labor force, potentially setting back their careers beyond the current crisis. I'm making McCarty Carino from marketplace. One more thing on the actual jobs data adhering to the policy of this program that if we stop talking about this stuff, we're gonna stop talking about it. White unemployment 6% last month black unemployment 9.9%. Virus. As I believe I've said a time or two on this show and his, Neela said about three minutes ago is in charge of this economy right now. So who gets the vaccine for it? And when is gonna have a lot to do with how this economy goes among the slices of this economy that lost the most jobs last month? Restaurants and travel and leisure. So it's of note that in Washington, D. C next month, restaurant workers move up in the vaccine line marketplaces Jasmine Garza has that one. Listen, Layne bartenders at several different places in Washington, D C, she says. Even with the pandemic, raging patrons waiting for food and drink, recited that it was okay to take off your mask. If you're sitting down at this table, it's like OK, so the virus stops if you're sitting down, which puts servers like her at risk many times a day, she says. Vaccinating restaurant workers. It definitely is an acknowledgment that restaurant workers are important and we are often exposed to disease without any health insurance and vaccines won't just protect the health of workers. They could be key to rebuilding the health of the restaurant industry. More than 100,000 restaurants have closed temporarily or for good since the pandemic began. Hundreds of thousands of restaurant workers have lost their jobs and millions of people have stopped eating out. William Wheaton is an economist at M. I T. He says. Good at the restaurant industry. It is really hard for city destroyed. That's that's you know, Half the reason people live in cities, Saeko CV heads up Restaurant Opportunities centers, United and advocacy group, he says. The health of people handling our food is critical to combat in the pandemic. We have always considered Restaurant workers. You know, health care as a public health issue, so the DC audience is something that is a very exciting news for us. CB says he hopes other cities and states will follow DC's lead. I'm Jasmine Garza for marketplace. Coming up. It's turned from one need to another need. And so I don't see. I don't think bartering will ever go out. Get by in this pandemic economy, but first Just do the numbers down. Industrials Up 56 today 1/10 Percent 31,000 and 97, the NASDAQ added. 134 points 1% 13,002 01 It should be. 500 found. 20 points about a half percent 38 24 for the five days going by. Remember, we talked about disconnects on this program yesterday, The Dow up 1.6%, the NASDAQ ascended 2.4%, the S and P. 500 Rose 1.8% Visor says it's Coben vaccine appears to be effective. Against new variants of the virus, not peer. Reviewed, though Fizer up 2/10 percent German partner beyond Tech or by on tech, The CEO says you can say it either way back down more than 7%. You're listening. The marketplace marketplace is supported by G E P. Helping build resilience supply chains with strategy, Manage services and AI based Cloud native software.
Coronavirus cases go up, the market goes down
"Yet things up it's pretty simple. Virus cases are way way higher in way more places. There is no relief package coming probably February at the earliest if at all, if everybody is honest with themselves. And that's it that all spills over into the real economy which the stock market is not thank you very much but it does reflect and so you get a cratering day on Wall Street today all three major indices off three three and a half percent all sectors got clobbered including the reason commercial aviation. We mentioned that because Boeing reported a quarterly loss of four hundred and sixty, six, million dollars this morning planes just aren't selling right now company also said it's GonNa lay off and other seven thousand people. So marketplaces and Euler gets his going with a story about a company that is a big factor in that real economy I was talking about. Boeing said today expects to end next year with around one hundred, thirty, thousand employees. It started twenty twenty with a workforce of one, hundred, sixty, thousand. Richard Otto Lafi as an aviation analyst at -Til Group historically, Boeing's been the world single biggest planemaker and the biggest single exporting manufacturer in the US. So it really isn't needle mover in terms of the broader economy and Sorta like Ge. Boeing has worked to diversify Boeing has a lot of commercial military defense software and engineering programs. It's not just building the. Big Seven, forty, seven jets of old. That's Arthur Wheaton at Cornell University. It's a pretty big corporation and has a huge impact on supply chains. He says there's a vast array of subcontractors in the US and worldwide that produce four and with Boeing. So in demand for Boeing products declines, it's felt by many of Boeing seventeen, thousand suppliers like those who make. Jet Engines and parts for wings keeping my you know these are not just people that are turning wrench. Michael Boyd is an aviation industry consultant in Evergreen Colorado. So it's not like just getting rid of couple of mechanics you're getting rid of some highly trained people that you're going to have to get back eventually when people eventually returned to flying but Richard. APPALACHIA te'o groups as his fear is that manufacturing will soon start feeling the pain of the pandemic like retail and hospitality already have and I think unfortunately, we're bound to see additional production cuts in job losses in the commercial aerospace industry along with other similar losses and other parts of the economy because as the biggest companies go so goes the American economy. I mean dealer for
Chicago - Student Athletes Could Miss Scholarship Opportunities Due To COVID-19
"Here in Illinois student athletes and parents getting ready for a class action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association. For canceling fall sports. The essay along with Governor Pritzker said no to fall sports because of co vid Here's Dave Ruggles, whose son is a junior at Wheaton World. What Wheaton Warrenville south in the Western suburbs, athletes or suffering mental hardships, including anxiety and depression, and even worse because they're unable to compete in the game they love. These effects are statistically much worse than the direct impact of covert on these same kids. Parents and students protested outside of pit Pritzker's Gold Coast home yesterday, they say with no fall sports, it hurts student athletes, chances of earning college
A Visit with the Main Street Vegan, Victoria Moran
"I. WanNa start off by asking you. So your brand is main street Vegan. Why mainstream? Vegan? Well it's a story actually rip I went to a pita fundraiser late in two thousand ten and they showed videos and I've been seeing videos like this for forty years. It took me quite a while to get from. Vegetarian Vegan back in the day. So I've been around this movement for ever. And I've seen those videos about things that humans do to animals but that night, my heart was extra. And all I wanted to do was write a check for one hundred, thousand dollars in hand it to the pita founder Ingrid newkirk and say here, go fix something but the check would have bounced. So I got on the train thinking okay. What's the plan B. and I literally had inspiration I don't know how to explain this. You know you could say God you could say angels on what all I know is that it came to me very clearly okay you don't have one hundred, thousand K. spare but what you can do is make your. Next Book Main Street Vegan, we want it to be geared to the young woman that you were in Wheaton Illinois in nineteen eighty three when you finally stopped messing around and became a one hundred percent fulltime Vegan it needs to have forty short chapters with a recipe at the end of each one and I'm just kind of taking notes in my head of I could do this, I can do this. So my wonderful literary agent sold the proposal to torture Penguin and the editor called to say so happy to have you happy to have the book. But. We hate main street. You need to change the title and they'd bought it. So I had to do something and I'm coming up with these other titles and they were so boring. But I kept trying to write and then I had a begin miracle and I really do believe that this is the age of those believed that this is the time when all these other ridiculous diets are going to go. The way of the dinosaur plant based is going to be the only thing that sensible people are interested in and the idea that we are killing our fellow beings and destroying the planet is going to start to look like are you serious people really did that? So my Vegan Miracle That day. Was Walking up Broadway. We saw somebody so famous, you can recognize him from the back and that was Michael Moore Now, he had liked another book that I had written a weight loss book fit from within, and so I just handed my card to the woman who was with him and a few seconds. Later I hear Victoria there is Michael Moore, following me up Broadway and we started talking and then we started talking on the phone and on one of these phone conversations I said the book that I'm supposed to write should be called mainstreet Vegan publisher hates main street he said they're wrong. Let me talk to him talk to them so. In a three way call with an Academy Award winner my editor in me he convinced her she convinced the higher ups and when she called to say Main Street Vegan is your title everything else started to pop and I've been given my mission for the rest of my life. So why main street because this thing that we do whether we're coming from the health or the environment or the animals or whatever this is for everybody this is not some elitist thing. We don't have to be rich. We don't have to be leftover hippies or punk rockers. We can just be who we are eat reasonably and love more and to me that's Main Street That is mainstream nuts. you landed on something that just resonated and you knew of his right thing. And I grew up two blocks off main street in Kansas City Missouri. So that may have had something to do with it and mainstream Vegan was at your eighth or Ninth Book Because you've written. Now Than Books Right I've written thirteen. So Main Street Vegan would've been eleven. And
Solving the Murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon
"Not like we're just talking about it for any kind of thrill. We're talking about it because we need to know what's going on in our society that's making this happen really drew. Okay, so we'll start John. Lyon, met his future wife. Xavier. University in Cincinnati. They were both students there. His wife Mary was from Erlanger Kentucky John was the Chicago. Boy. They married in Air Langer and had their first child a boy they named. Jay. Then after graduation John got a job at a radio station in Ohio, that's where Sheila was born. then. He worked at a radio station Illinois and Catherine more and they're. Following that John worked in both TV and radio in Peoria. He was on a daytime children's program where he played the guitar and Banjo. And in that same time period, nary was in a folk band. And then she gave birth to their youngest child Joe. Some pretty cool people I. Think they sound very interesting. He does. And she s in a folk band I. think that's really cool and it was the seventies. So they were kind of hit by guests. Yeah, probably. John's hard work eventually paid off. You got hired at W. M. A., l.. which at the time, the seventies was the most popular radio station in Washington, D.. C.. And John, was a pretty talented radio personality. So working at this station's worked as a fill in disc jockey, he read the news and he performed in a band, the multitask. Yeah John and Mary were both Pretty Witty People very well-spoken. So March Twenty, ninth nineteen, seventy, five was unseasonably warm in the suburbs of Washington. DC. Catherine. And Sheila Lyon. Ages ten and twelve were on spring break from school. John had worked the night shift the night before and drove home at six. Am that morning and went to bed. She learned Catherine. went to the Wheaton Mall. They had two dollars between them and they plan to get two slices of pizza. And Mary was happy to see them go together. She led the older one, didn't always want to spend time with their little sister, but recently, the two would become close played together like friends. But John Woke up that afternoon to an empty house. Mary had gone bowling and the boys were off playing with friends in the neighborhood. Mary came home with their younger boy. Joe Soon, after John Woke up, then he went back to bed for nap before dinner and Mary went and Rick. Some leaves in their backyard. When the sun began to go down, Mary really began to worry about her daughters. They were usually really good about being home for dinner and Sheila would call if they were at a neighbor's house playing. But Sheila had called and there had been no sign of the girls. But this is nineteen, seventy five. Your mind is not going to go to objection at this point. Nobody really thought like that. No, not then now. So they went ahead and had dinner with the two boys waiting for the girls to show up assuming they would. and. When there was still no word after they finish dinner Mary began calling around to all of their friends. No one had seen them though. So the family drove around looking for the girls and as time passed and they looked for their daughters in the Dr, the alarms really began to go off in their heads that something was wrong. So that's when they decided to call the police. But most runaways. The lions sisters, and they were nearly always found within twenty four hours. So when these girls were still missing overnight, the police began to realize that this was a case that was different. And the idea of follow play was becoming a real possibility at that point. The John and Mary told the police that this was just totally out of character for their girls both were honor roll students, and they both followed rules Catherine who went by Kate. Was the outgoing. Very Athletic,
Losing Your Father to COVID-19
"So if you're fan of Latino rebels radio, you know that the Latino media collective which is radio program out of DC fills in for US sometimes. So I've gotten to know Oscar Fernandez. Who is of the Latino media collective very well the last couple of years he's a great guy. Basin the DMV. and. The last time I talked to him about a month ago. I found out that his dad had passed away to covid. When I found out I I wanted to connect with. Oscar about it. To See if he would be willing to talk about it. And he said he would. And we connected over the weekend. So. Here's what we talked about on Latino rebels radio over the weekend. With Oscar Fernandez of the Latino media. Collective. Oscar. Fernandez. Welcome back to Latino rebels radio. What's up brother? I'm doing good I'm doing good life is beautiful. My Mom's birthday was quite recently. So I have to say plan your mom while she's listening to this I, wanted to bring you on because. I. I was struggling and we we we stay in touch but then you told me the news of your father and it really crushed me as a friend someone because you've you've given a lot to yourself, you project what you do but also you're part of the family I mean, you are our guest co host when I decided to take breaker to how are you feeling tell me a little bit about what happened first let's start there. Sure first of all, thank you very much for inviting me to discuss this haven't discussed this in public manner like this. and. So just to give you the basics on May Twenty First, my dad had a stroke. And so he was hospitalized and during his hospitalization desks when they discovered that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, knee him but five other members of my Dad's side family. Tested positive as well, and they all have very close in a suburb in DC called Wheaton Maryland. And so. Obviously I was keeping track and keeping inform with the hospital above my desk condition. Obviously, I can go there to physically see him because of the circumstances. But yet at the time when she told me that he had positive, he was not. On a ventilator. And for three or four days after the twenty first, that was keeping in contact with the hospital. And I'll tell you that every as recently as Monday. The week that he passed away as recently as Monday that which the social worker at the hospital that actually called me. To discuss plans about him having physical therapy with regards to stroke because they felt like his condition at improved. Well enough that the plan you know some form of physical therapy because he had lost all. Movement in in his right side of his body because of stroke. Unfortunately about four days later on the twenty eighth like at. One thirty in the morning I get that phone call and said phone call that we all. Dread. In. Our. Lives. In the middle of the night from the hospital, and they basically told me that during the course of that evening that his his His heart stopped three times. And they had to resuscitate him use a defibrillator. And at that point he. was back on the ventilator and so this is. You know. Primarily because of defects, the effects of the of the virus that has conditioned completing took a one eighty. Overnight. and. So the hospital called me and said, you know in no uncertain terms that she should come to the hospital to see him because he was in a condition where. He. Could basically go at any moment. And so. You know again it's hard to go to hospital right now to visit anyone because. Everyone's covered from head to tell you know nurses doctors everyone especially in the ICU. But nonetheless, they allow me to go into the ICU to see him. And to say, you know basically my final goodbyes to him because that's the condition where he was at at that moment in time. And Yeah all the twenty eighth at like around four thirty when he passed away. And I was there biocide when his heart stopped? Well. Thank you for sharing. Tell me about your your your dad, your e whole I mean, I say, behold for my dad. What kind of soul was he for you? He was very hard working guy again A Guy. A few words I would say which is quite ironic because i. Obviously talk a lot considering the work I do on the radio review he came to the US from Salvador and seventy six he first made his way to California. Then actually drove from San Francisco to Washington DC where me and the rest of my family lives. and. So this is the type of journey that a lot of Salvadoran. Immigrants took during this period of time he came to the US with best. An eighth grade education. But he was an amazing auto mechanic that was the majority of his work here in the US was that of an auto mechanic And I could see that you know he pretty much in every autoshop they worked at during his lifetime he was You. Know. Mr Mr Reliable Mr Dependable