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The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:44 min | Last month

The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

"Today we're talking about the grande dame of the english. Done it. The jk rolling of selling books before there is a jk rolling. Please meet our dreamer of the day. The queen of crime agatha christie agatha was born in eighteen ninety in the seaside town of turkey in devon england. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Acas father frederick was an american stockbroker and her irish-born mother clara took care of the house and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when agatha was eleven. the family's financial situation became more precarious. An agatha was sent to paris to complete her education when she completed finishing school. I get the return to england only to start a months long tour of the middle east with her mother. While traveling agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published. She did however meet her future husband archie christie while in cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of world war one during the war archie was sent to france to fight the germans. We'll get the returned home to england. She worked as a nurse. And then eventually chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery. Novels particularly the works of wilkie collins and sir arthur conan doyle so it was a natural fit at this first novel. The mysterious affair at styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic hair kua paro agatha's eccentric and egoistic belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache from frog. I am a bloody legal. Belgian perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village spinster. Miss jane marple agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel. Murder at the vicarage in one thousand nine thirty agatha's first. Major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of roger ackroyd in nineteen twenty six. It was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller. No spoilers but suffice it to say that. The murder of roger. Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative. Who done it that still manages to amaze

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Vets groups demand Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

John Landecker

00:43 sec | 8 months ago

Vets groups demand Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

"Veterans groups, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Disabled American Veterans and Amvets are calling for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. Following a scathing government audit on Thursday, a report from the Veterans Affairs inspector general concluded Wilkie acted unprofessionally, if not unethical. And handling a congressional aides allegation of sexual assault at a V. A hospital. The investigation concluded. Wilkie repeatedly sought to discredit Andrea Goldstein. She alleged a man physically assaulted her at the V, A Medical center in Washington, D C and September of last year. Goldsteins, a Navy veteran and senior policy adviser to Democratic representative Mark Takano. He chairs the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Vet groups call for Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 8 months ago

Vet groups call for Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting that groups are calling for the dismissal of the Veterans Affairs secretary three veterans groups the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America disabled American veterans and amvets are calling for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie following a scathing government audit on Thursday a report from the Veterans Affairs inspector general concluded Wilkie acted unprofessionally if not an ethically and handling a congressional aides allegation of sexual assault at a VA hospital the investigation concluded Wilkie repeatedly sought to discredit Andrea Goldstein who alleged a man physically assaulted her at the VA Medical Center in Washington DC in September twenty nineteen Goldstine is a navy veteran and senior policy adviser to democratic representative mark Takano who chairs the house Veterans Affairs committee might cross CO Washington

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"wilkie" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:37 min | 10 months ago

"wilkie" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"CD and on your team Jamie from the medics. Wealth management studio is he was ready. O w g m J Traffic and weather begins with Debbie Lhasa. Hey, dub. Hey there, John found 94 continues to move along. Just fine. 17 minutes Highway 16 all the way into downtown. We've got four westbound 94 between downtown and the suitor changed by 10 minute rides a three minute back up. Back up to 15 minutes between the zoo and highway 16. So it's gonna be an extra 5 41 south bound these OK 15 minutes. I was cute Zoo, though The North bound side is a little heavy at 13 minutes from his duty. Good Help Road. Three minutes Delay sup on 43 Brown He rode the Marquette is showing up at a 12 minute. Rideable. We are seeing a little bit of bunching. Ending in towards the market from Capitol Drive. Also, 43 94 South found downtown Layton Avenue couple taps of the brakes book really looking Pretty good at seven minutes to Layton Avenue traffic and weather together on the tents on the las T m j w dot com Time saver Traffic Tonight Increasing clouds Patchy frost alot of 34 degrees tomorrow showers Late high of 54. Sunday Showers early ah, high of 55 Monday Sonny and Pleasant, the high of 60 degrees, and on Tuesday warm a slight chance for showers. A high of 70 degrees. It's currently 47 degrees. It's time for Packers inside jumping on the first West Bank, It's Jason Wilkie. Jason. Good afternoon. How are you? I'm good guys. How are you? Excellent. So good to catch.

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Trump denies reports that he called war dead "losers" and "suckers"

WBZ Afternoon News

01:15 min | 11 months ago

Trump denies reports that he called war dead "losers" and "suckers"

"Continued, responds to an Atlantic article reporting the president calling American war dead losers and account which the White House says has been debunked. Ah, former defense secretary speaks out the AP is Shelly Adler has more if they're really It's beneath the dignity of any commander in chief, former Republican senator and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on alleged remarks by President Trump about the military in an article in the Atlantic, you could go through a litany. Of past things that, he said from his mouth actions that he's taken. And it corroborates. Really The Goldberg article in the Atlantic Chuck Hagel spoke on ABC is this week President Trump has called the Atlantic Story Ah HOAX. Shelly Adler Washington President. Trump responded to the allegations this morning in a tweet, calling the reports a massive disinformation campaign from Democrats. Meanwhile, the secretary Robert Wilkie, defended the president saying he doesn't believe the report is true. Well, absolutely not. And I would be offended, too, if I thought it was true. Wilkie pointed toe. All that Trump has done for those who served, saying the A is thought of very highly now, unlike during the Obama administration

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Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

"The Federal Aviation Administration is allowing Amazon to deliver packages by drones UPS in a company owned by Google already have F. A. approval Amazon has been waiting for years for this moment I think this is beautiful and it's the most elegant and sophisticated system out there today last year Amazon's Jeff Wilkie unveil drones that use computer vision and machine learning to detect and avoid people or laundry clothes lines when landing the company says it's still testing and flying drones and didn't say when deliveries would start the plan is for self piloting drones that are fully electric carry five pounds of goods and are designed to deliver items in thirty minutes by dropping them in the backyard I'm a Donahue

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Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights

News, Traffic and Weather

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights

"Week says that seven tech companies now dominate the tech market. Side's apple, Amazon, Microsoft ALPHABET Facebook, Tesla and Netflix have all thrive this year, even despite a global economic slowdown. Leadership changes coming to some of those tech companies. Amazon second in command, Jeff Wilkie will reportedly be retiring in the first quarter of next next year. year. year. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Facebook's Facebook's Facebook's chief chief chief marketing marketing marketing officer officer officer is is is stepping stepping stepping down down down as as as well. well. well. That's That's That's your your your

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Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s Chief of Consumer Business, Will Retire Next Year

News, Traffic and Weather

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s Chief of Consumer Business, Will Retire Next Year

"Second in command will reportedly be stepping down next year. CNBC reports that consumer chief Jeff Wilkie will be retiring in the first quarter next year, according to a regulatory filing will be replaced by Amazons. Senior VP of worldwide operations Dave Clark.

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Amazon's CEO of worldwide consumer operations to retire

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon's CEO of worldwide consumer operations to retire

"He was seen as a possible successor to Amazon CEO Jeff Pesos. Now, Consumer Business executive Jeff Wilkie is leaving the company. In an internal email. Amazon says Wilkie will retire in early 2021 after two decades with the company will be replaced by Dave Clark, who currently heads Amazons Worldwide

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Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s Chief of Consumer Business, Will Retire Next Year

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s Chief of Consumer Business, Will Retire Next Year

"Adding corporate News. Amazons second in command will reportedly be stepping down next year. CNBC reports that consumer chief Jeff Wilkie will be retiring in the first quarter next year, according to a regulatory filing. I'll be replaced by Amazons. Senior VP of worldwide operations Dave Clark

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Head Of VA Says Telehealth Helped Prevent Suicides During Pandemic

Dave Ramsey

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Head Of VA Says Telehealth Helped Prevent Suicides During Pandemic

"Some hopeful news today from the man in charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs, despite isolation brought about by the pandemic. Secretary of Robert Wilkie tells Arizona's Morning news. They've not seen an uptick in veterans suicides in recent months, and he credits Telehealth in a normal month will have 40,000 mental telehealth appointments. In a bunch of April We had 900,000. So we have pivoted in order to protect veterans by eliminating face to face account Secretary Wilkie's in town today for meetings and a trip to the Phoenix,

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Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven drug on vets

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven drug on vets

"The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drugs on veterans for the corona virus saying they may have been put at risk Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the VA recently ordered two hundred and eight thousand dollars worth of hydroxy chloride Quinn in bulk the malaria drive had been pushed by president trump but the FDA last month warned doctors against it for code nineteen outside of hospitals because of serious risk all right that's being used for clandestine covert nineteen drug testing Schumer another VAT groups want answers including about VA hospital data showing more deaths among patients given hydroxy Gloria Quinn versus standard care VA secretary Robert Wilkie in recent weeks has denied that bets were used as test subjects Julie Walker New York

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Up to 11 deaths at VA hospital under investigation, one ruled a homicide

Arizona's Morning News

01:04 min | 2 years ago

Up to 11 deaths at VA hospital under investigation, one ruled a homicide

"Federal officials are now investigating as many as eleven deaths at the VA hospital in West Virginia for potential wrongdoing two of the deaths at the Louis a Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg have been ruled homicides both are now the subject of lawsuits one investigation found that an eighty one year old man whose body had been exhumed as part of the probe died last year from an insulin injection that he did not need also eighty two year old Felix McDermott who died the day before was also found to have received an insulin shot Robert Wilkie is secretary of Veterans Affairs what I am asking is that he finally and his investigation so that we can get the answers that these families deserve it looks to me like they've been the victims of a crime but we haven't received those conclusions from other criminal authorities lawyers hired by the McDermott family allege that VA investigators told Mr McDermott's daughter that nine or ten other patients had died after being wrongfully injected with insulin in their

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Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech

"Leading Amazon executive is resistant calls by some lawmakers that his company needs to be broken up. Jeff Wilkie says he does believe large corporations deserve to be scrutinized. But he says, Amazon isn't too big and shouldn't be cut down to size Amazon, Google, and other huge tech companies are facing increasing scrutiny from government agencies looking at their business

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The Mission Act looks to give more healthcare options to veterans

All Things Considered

05:24 min | 2 years ago

The Mission Act looks to give more healthcare options to veterans

"We're going to spend the next few minutes talking about something that we don't often see in washington these days a bill that passed congress with overwhelming bipartisan support it's called the mission act and starting this week it will bring big changes to the department of veterans affairs particularly when it comes to health care the law expands the number of veterans who qualify for private care that is reimbursed by v._a. today i spoke with the secretary of veterans affairs robert wilkie and he told me the number of veterans seeking healthcare outside the v._a. has actually gone down recently so i asked the secretary if that's the case how many people does he expect to take advantage of this expansion i don't see that large arise the way the system is set up is that the veteran will come to us we will tell him that we cannot provide a service and because he lives outside a certain number of minutes from v._a. facility and we're telling him that the wait time is greater than twenty days then he has the option of going into the private sector as you know critics are afraid that this is a move towards privatising v._a. healthcare explain why you disagree with view well just presented a two hundred twenty billion dollar budget a budget that also calls for an employee base of three hundred ninety thousand ten years ago the budget was ninety eight billion and we had two hundred eighty thousand employees so if we're going about privatizing this we're going about it in very strange way but on its surface doesn't expanding eligibility for private care constitute a shift away from government provided health care whether or not this is part of as critics would accuse some kind of trojan horse larger project well no not if you read the mission act my goal is to provide the best possible healthcare because it's not only the right thing to do but the congress said it right there in the legislation and because of the nature of our patient base people like my father suffered terrible combat wounds cambodia there's nothing in the private sector that is going to understand or take care of someone who has suffered that kind of trauma in battle there's just no other place like i'd like to talk about another important topic which is expanding efforts to prevent veteran suicide the v._a. has had this is the highest clinical priority something like twenty veterans die each day by suicide and this number has for the most part been pretty consistent why after years of making this a priority hasn't the v._a. been able to make a real improvement in this area well i don't think the country has made it a priority i've said that we need a national conversation on mental health homelessness in addiction you're in charge of the v._a. so let's talk about what the v._a.'s doing yeah well the v._a. has got very specific programs every veteran who comes to us gets a mental health screening every veteran who comes to us has same day mental health services so why haven't the numbers improved here's the problem all of these cases are not related give you an example fourteen of the twenty take their lives are veterans that we have no contact with a couple are on active duty several are on guard and reserve duty and never deployed and the bulk are from the vietnam era lyndon johnson left washington d._c. fifty years ago in january and many of these problems have been brewing ever since that time so we're not going to be able to get these numbers erased but we have to change the culture that we start training troops from the time they get into boot camp to the time they leave not only on their own mental health but to see signs in their buddies and also say veterans crisis line get seventeen hundred calls a day of those seventeen hundred we act on two to three hundred calls where we send people out and we get those veterans help does the have enough mental health providers right now well we are in the same position the united states is in we were able to hire thirty nine hundred mental health professionals last year i think n._p._r.'s covered the fact that most of our medical schools are sending their students into the most expensive specialties out there and v._a. i just as the rest of america sucks secretary wilkie the last thing i would like to ask you about is surprising moment that happened on the campaign trail recently where congressman seth monta massachusetts he's a veteran running for the democratic nomination did four combat tours in iraq and at a campaign event last week he spoke very frankly and openly about his experience with this is what he told n._p._r. about that moment now applying to leave the country and i think it'd be different anyways not to lead by example and share my own story about my own struggle with the issues what's your reaction to seeing this kind of an honest conversation happening in a form as prominent as a presidential campaign well it is about time it is about time we are seeing a generational shift in the armed forces of the united states where we finally talk about these things we don't hide them the military is a conservative institutions for many reasons and one of them is it takes a long time to change but the more we hear voices like this the more we talk about it i think will be in a much better

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"wilkie" Discussed on We The People

We The People

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on We The People

"Agency has expertise the courtroom pay attention to whether the agency's interpretation has been consistent over time. So if case like seminal rock where the agency is simply saying the court, look, this is what we said when we should the regulation. This is what we told the public when the regulation we're just asking you to follow along with that that's worth a lot more weight than agency coming coming along twenty or thirty years later, and pointing to his brief or or pointing to a letter as we've seen in some cases, or pointing to some other document that was neither contemporaneous nor public. So an office that looks at that that recognizes that courts have to listen to the agency and to consider the weight of the arguments NFC makes I think is consistent with our traditional administrative law norms and one that respects concerns about notice about reliance about accountability, and responsibility. In the regulatory process and would be a way to deal with the fact that sometimes agencies aren't gonna write regulations, and sometimes those regulations will not be perfectly clear, so Ron John has given us a very concrete example of a case where he think our difference was wrongly applied, and I wanna ask you concretely how big difference would it make if the court were to overturn our taking the department of education example, that John ended with he notes that in under the Obama administration. The department issued a regulation concluding the title nine imposes obligations on educational institutions with regard to transgender students. He said that that should not get our deference, and as it happens. The Trump department of education reverse the holding if the court were to overturn our would important decisions like the department of education's transgender. Ruling not get difference. And how big a deal with that? Be would that be good or bad for American democracy in the constitution? Why think the problem here is that we're talking about our as as a broad doctrine that is being proposed to to throw out entirely. And I think what I expect the court may do in. This case is to specify a limitations or narrowing of the doctrine or clarifying it which couldn't practice be narrow in a bit and try to calibrate the level of deference and circumstances in which it's used a little more fully in the particular case of you know, that case might have been overturned anyway supreme court did grant cert in that case. And then it was settled. So there was no resolution so that particular application might not have survived. Anyway, once you get to the supreme court level Br the same time if you look at empirical studies. Overall agencies. Don't win all these cases. They they have a fairly significant loss rate comparable to other types of administrative appeals. It seems to me that if you throw out our difference entirely. You are ousting the courts from deference in a a broad range of areas where it does make sense. The proposal to substitute has been based on the so-called skin more tests, but there's a great deal of mystery about just how skid more shell operate. Jonathan has very credible explanation of how it operates. But there are other courts that apply very differently. I could get back to the oral argument a concern that chief Justice Roberts has is that if we were to we were to replace our with Skidmore we'd have to define better. What Skidmore is? And he wasn't sure he could do that. So you'd have to try to clarify something that has long remained unclear. Clear chief Justice Roberts disagreed with another point Jonathan made in effect because when counsel for petitioner said, well, the problem here is binding difference..

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"wilkie" Discussed on We The People

We The People

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on We The People

"He is the author or editor of many books, including business and the Roberts court and his senior fellow at the center for the study of the administrative state at George Mason, university's Antonin Scalia law school, he filed an amicus brief on behalf of the petitioner James Kaiser in the Kaiser case Jonathan thank you so much for joining good to be here. And Ron Levin is William r orthwein distinguished professor of law at Washington University in Saint Louis school of law where he specializes in administrative law and has published widely in that field. He is a senior fellow in the administrative conference of the United States and the co author of several casebooks on ministry of law, including administrative law and process in a nutshell, Ron. Amicus brief and Kaiser on behalf of the respondent, Robert Wilkie, the secretary of veterans affairs. Ron it's great to have you at us. Thanks very much for inviting me rum. Let's begin with you could you tell us briefly what the facts of the Kaiser case are and tell us about our deference, and what's at stake there. Kaiser was a veteran who suffered an injury during the Vietnam war and he filed for disability benefits in nineteen eighty two. And he was turned down. He said that he had been he had suffering from a PTSD. But that the the the the Veterans Administration didn't believe as evidence was sufficient on that he later came back in two thousand six and reapplied and this time he was up held. But so as benefits with with begin as of that time, but there was a question of whether he would get back benefits. For the earlier period. And that dependent on a regulation of of the veteran's administration veteran's administration says you can get retroactive benefits if you supply relevant service records that were not considered the first time, and he says, I did that because I hear your some records that show that I was part of the battle that I that I claim gave me PTSD the government says, well, the the problem with that is it was assumed all wrong, but you had been in that battle the records. Don't add anything new. So that's not what relevant records within the meaning of the regulation are about. That's a dispute the board of veterans appeals rejected Mr. hours claim at then went to the court of veterans claims which also rejected and then he went to the federal circuit US court of appeals court of appeal says while we aren't sure how to interpret this, but we will defer. For the agency on the basis of what is known as our deference. Which is also known as seminal rock deference because you have to cases that have articulated the same test to the same tests. They fit fade is that a reviewing court should give an eight mystery of agencies interpretation of its own regulation controlling weight unless it is plainly aronie ass- or inconsistent with the regulation and here the federal circuit was thought well near those conditions satisfied. So we will follow the regulation. The quest. The supreme court has now granted sir to decide whether to overrule our deference, and as Jeff mentioned, I found a brief along with some other professors arguing that it should be retained just briefly why our deference seems to us a good idea. Sometimes the agency will actually written the regulation recently. So they know firsthand what it means or how it was tended to operate..

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"wilkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

06:06 min | 2 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The as secretary Wilkie at the National Press Club. Jerry. Thank you so much. It's gonna move us into the question and answer part of this program. I appreciated your kind words for for my grandfather. And for my mom, and and so I asked my mom what she would ask you. Says she had twenty one years at the Miami. And then San Francisco VA, so get ready. This is an easy one. Actually, there's a lot of training that military personnel. Get as they are entering the service. She would like to know how much time effort training is being given now for these military personnel when they're returning especially when they're coming home with war wounds that you can't see PTSD and other similar things. Well, that is that is an easy question. But it's a sublime one let me let me take a step back in difference to your mother and go back to my former position is the under secretary of defense. During my tenure, I was responsible for the health welfare and training of millions of active duty and reserve. Warriors, one of the things that we were able to implement is the screening. Training. Our people in the warning signs that exist for things like PTSD. TBI? We educate our warriors now on how to protect themselves, but also to recognize the signs, but there's another part of your mother's question that general, Madison, I. Think we need to do more with a mentioned general Bradley general Bradley's goal when he was head of the a was to capture as many, nurses, doctors and medics many of whom is some of, you know, probably have more surgical experience than doctors coming out of our most prestigious medical schools and grabbed them and put them into VA General Mattis General Mattis general Bradley's goal was to have at least half of America's doctors work in the VA, and at least three quarters of all doctors, and nurses and medics coming out of the service come into. So we are working with the department of defense to offer that opportunity for those highly skilled warriors. And we've got the navy him. That's all right. That's okay. I served in the navy. Okay. I have to tell you a story. And I'm not filibustering my own meeting. But some of you some of you are in the audience when I had my confirmation hearing and Senator Sullivan from Alaska United States Marine read a charge to me from one of his constituents scanning Cajun Bob now. How Cajun Bob got to Nome Alaska. It's it's hard to fathom that. But Cajun Bob had Senator Sullivan Rita charge to me and said, Mr. Wilkie your charge is to kick ass. I said Senator Sullivan, I'm an air force officer. We don't use language like that. But thank you for anchors away. Let me let me let me also one other thing. I mentioned talking to the Alaskan natives we have not begun. We have not begun to fathom the human brain its potential. It's deficiencies the impact of service on that incredible machine. And that is the reason why I talked to the natives federation in Alaska. To help us. Get those servicemen and women we don't know into our system because the things we know today that can help them. We're probably not available are known to them when they decided to remove themselves from our world. So the answer is we are educating on the front end, we have the most comprehensive and well trained force of medical professionals when it comes to. Looking for the signs and treating this? And I'm going to say one other thing. And I will tell you. It's another thing that most Americans don't know. And I had to tell my counterpart in Canada this because he didn't know it. And I'm going to talk about one of his great institution. You all have been following the progress of traumatic brain issues as made manifest by the National Football League in the National Hockey League. And the wonderful people in Boston who are performing that research. That's VA research. They're doing it in the Boston VA a toll my Canadian counterpart that I have a relationship with the National Hockey League that he doesn't have. But think about that. That is research that not only helps veterans at the tail end. But one of my last jobs at the Pentagon was to lead secretary Madison close combat taskforce that research that VA is doing makes it easier and more likely that our marines and army infantry will survive longer on the battlefield, and that's because of the research be as do..

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"wilkie" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

08:33 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on KGO 810

"John batchelor. Show Francis roses, host of government matters WJLA in the nation's capital, watching the federal government subset the VA. The VA is part of the success. Just enjoyed by the Trump administration because the president signed in these last days the defense appropriations Bill Francis. A very good evening to you. The defense Bill goes in all directions, advise all the fancy machines advise a future fleet. But it also is part of our understanding of the military today. Does this stabilize the military given that it is the part of the country that that moves into being a residence at the VA? Thank you very much for having me on John. I would say this is a more of a victory for congress than it is for the Trump administration, certainly gives President Trump something to talk about on the campaign trail, but this is the first time in ten years that. That congress has gotten its act together in time to pass an appropriations Bill for the defense department in time to meet the October first beginning of the fiscal year, by the way, happy fiscal new year to you. Thank you. I feel yes now now we can spend. Yes, that's exactly right for the past decade. The defense department on October first as been dealing with a continuing resolution, which is a document to congress passes to say, we didn't get our work done on time. So you're allowed to continue spending at the exact same rate on the exact same things that you were spending on in the previous fiscal year until and then there's a blank there that they fill in with a particular date. Now, there are some smaller agencies this year that are working on a continuing resolution until December seven, but what is noteworthy is. The defense department is not it has appropriated money starting today. The department of veterans affairs has appropriated money starting today. The Labor Department the department of health and human services and others have fully appropriated budgets for the entire entire fiscal year starting today, and that's a rarity over the last ten or twelve years in Washington two hundred billion dollars for the VA. So let's spend it now we go to mar-a-lago, which is a very expensive place. So we can spend two hundred billion dollars there. There's a golf course the president of the United States is very happy. When he spends time in mar-a-lago. However, there was a flap, and that's the way I describe it in stars and stripes about the new secretary of the VA, Mr. Wilkie, Robert Wilkie, and whether he hangs out at the at mar-a-lago, whether he has instant messaging with mar-a-lago how does the flap go Francis? Well, this was the first hearing that secretary Wilkie undertook with the Senate veterans affairs committee after being sworn into office. And so it was the first time he was before the committee since a report came out in propublica in August that said that essentially there are three. Men friends of President Trump Pearl motor Marc Sherman, and Bruce Moskowitz all of these gentlemen, influencing operations at the department of veterans affairs, and the questions came primarily from Democrats Patty Murray and maisy Geraldo about his relationship with these three men and Wilkie response to that was that he met with each of these men together in Palm Beach mar-a-lago in the spring when he was acting secretary. And since then he said, quote, I've had no connection with them since then now one of the things that they have tried to influence, especially Mr. Moskowitz, doctor is the electric health records contract that you and I talked about any number of times and the disagreements that these three gentlemen had with the previous secretary David Schulkin over number of different topics was supposed to be one factor in him being fired. Now, nobody's ever. Confirmed that on the record. But there is a discussion among both the political people from the Trump administration who are still in place at VA folks who have departed and career folks who have both been in are still in and who have left the department of veterans affairs that that's the case the connection tomorrow doesn't sound to be profound. In more sounds gossipy. However, we watched the very carefully because we've had problems that we couldn't have imagined before Francis. I believe that the my favorite anecdote is the armed robber who continued to work at the VA because there were no rules against it. So you do like to come back to that one at the at no point in the future. We'll add ever not be a great story. Okay. Fine. Yeah. Federal government has work rules and armed robbery isn't part of the conversation. So now we go to how Mr. Wilkins doing as managing an organization. This large made up of a lot of veterans and cells. In other words, a lot of people who work there are patients of their own a institution. How is Wilkie dealing with the turmoil Schulkin and before that the long troubles of the Obama administration has he got an even hand. Or is he seemed to be an outsider in a rookie. I'll get to that. If you don't mind in a moment. But I want to make sure that we don't leave a thread onto on pulled on this mar-a-lago group. Nobody has ever alleged including the people who have talked to from inside the VA that they want anyone to do anything underhanded or to benefit them personally or any of that. It's just that. They're not accountable to anybody on the house or Senate veterans affairs committee anyone else in congress or anyone. Publicly that anybody can tie any particular policy to one of those people and ask him questions about it. So I didn't want people thinking that there's some that there's some cabal conspiring against veterans or anything like that that doesn't appear to be the case. It's just there's no transparency and no accountability to your question. About what happens. What is happening with secretary Wilkie is he's leading the department. Morale morale. I'm keen on morale two of these wonderful reporters that cover the VA are on government matters on the program tonight. Nikki went link from stars and stripes and Leo Shane from the military times. And we joked as we started to record the segment that this would be their last appearance on the program because there's not going to be any more news coming out of VA since secretary Wilkie told the committee that things are calming down. Morale is improving NBA is now a nonpartisan organization, and we joked that their services would no longer be needed on my program since apparently everything's fine. Obviously everything's not fine at the department of veterans affairs, given the problems that you and I have talked about in the past. But the the the thrust the message that the secretary wanted to get across the committee was that he was cleaning up all of the things that they have been worried about in the past and that they especially said to him. At his confirmation hearing, these are things that we expect you to clean up. He wanted to very clearly deliver the message that he was getting on the case and was doing so detail here Francis. I 'cause I remember the Bill for the Denver hospital that took many years and was long long a controversy. They just got two hundred billion dollars in the new budget. Have they learned their lesson about overspending about extravagant? What's your sense, we have about a minute? Well, the acquisition folks that I talked to inside the department of veterans affairs. Tell me that they are going to work a lot more extensively with private sector. Contractors who build hospitals for a living, and they're going to rely on wisdom from other government organizations, like the General Services Administration and the army corps of engineers who built big buildings on a regular basis instead of trying to think it all up on their own. That's what really got them into trouble in Denver. So that is a partial answer for will be more careful in future. We. We won't run over budget. We won't freelance on our own will will follow procedures more closely and will keys inspired this or has any everybody learned on their own. I think everybody's learned on their own especially given the beatdown that so many people on the acquisition. Shop took from congress Francis rose he is the host of government matters at WJLA in the nation's capital watching the federal government. And this instance, they federal government is the VA. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show..

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 Trump makes campaign-style pitch to veterans in Kansas City

Biz 1190 Overnight featuring Bloomberg Radio

01:48 min | 3 years ago

Trump makes campaign-style pitch to veterans in Kansas City

"Hour from townhall dot com President Trump says his administration is committed to supporting the nation's military veterans in a speech at the national convention of. The veterans of foreign wars the president paid tribute to, the country's patriots and said his administration is. Improving and modernizing veterans care Mr. Trump pointed to, efforts to help. More veterans see private doctors he also applauded this, week's confirmation of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie who traveled here to Missouri on Air, Force One with the president Greg Clugston with. The president in, Kansas City Senate majority. Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats not to attempt. To, delay on, supreme court nominee Brad, Kavanagh putting Democrats on notice. We're gonna finish this nomination this fall Republicans are balking at a request to see all, of Kavanagh's. Documents minority leader Chuck Schumer why are Republicans hiding his? Full record from the Senate and from the American people experts say that request could produce, more than a million documents including those from Kavanagh's time as a, staff secretary for former President George W Bush Chapel Hill core Spotted Wally Hines Bryant. Campus credited the White House's endorsement for helping to, seal his victory. The GOP runoff for Georgia governor secretary of state, defeated Lieutenant governor Casey Caygill Tuesday Kemp says voters will have a clear choice, between himself and Democrats Stacey Abramson November could. Not be clearer, what Stacey Abrams Macy's. A big government radical liberal you know her key. Donors, and key, political people are going, to be George Soros Nancy. Pelosi and that crowd judge Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an Ecuadorian immigrant who was, held for. Deportation after he delivered pizza to Brooklyn RV installation US? District judge Paul Crotty wrote although he stayed in the United States unlawfully and is currently, subject to a final.

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"wilkie" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The VA hasn't had a leader for nearly four months after president tr Trump. Fired the previous secretary David Schulkin in March here's the president. Addressing the veterans of foreign wars. National convention earlier today somebody. Bad mistreats or neglects or abuses our great. Veterans in their time of need we can turn to them look at them in the. Eye and say you're fired get out get out. At the time Dr Schulkin. Was the only holdover from the Obama administration to serve in President Trump's, cabinet he, was confirmed one hundred zero in the Senate in February twenty seventeen but he was fired shortly, inches second year as VA secretary and we have. Them here today Dr David Schulkin welcome to the takeaway I'm glad to be here so, we'll start off with the news of the day Robert Wilkie was overwhelmingly confirmed in a vote in the Senate last night. What's your sense of his readiness for the position while not sure that anybody's ever ready for this position this. Is one of the most complex jobs in government one of the most, important By. I certainly offer, my congratulations to secretary. Wilkie honor of a lifetime to be able to serve secretary. And I, hope and wish that he is going to be very successful at this position and. What did you see some of the I mean are there specific challenges, that you. Think Wilkie, should prepare for within this. Administration. Well I think the way that any new secretary any new executive winters position has. To focus on the things that are most important and I do believe, that there are several issues that I think the secretary needs to make sure that he's addressing, and. Of course we'll bring his own. Priorities to the job but. Number one has to be access to care Secondly I. Had identified as the single top clinical priority the suicide issue among veterans. It's just astounding figure that I hope nobody ever gets used to twenty Veterans Day taking their life and? I think that needs to stay focused on and then. There are two or three Other issues this choice program is a big deal you know congress and the? President, just approved a major reform of that program, I had been working on that for close to three years that's probably the biggest..

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"wilkie" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Now, let's talk about the man who will follow Dr Schulkin Robert Wilkie emphasized the ongoing need for change at the VA when he was questioned by senators at a confirmation hearing late last month. Mattis said, when this congress passed a seven hundred billion dollar defense budget, there are no more excuses. You ranking member have infused VA with two hundred billion dollar budget. You have passed the accountability act shakeup complacence and you pass the mission act to bring institutional VA community care and caregivers closer together. The future now is up to the department, but whether the VA's problems are political or institutional or both will Robert Wilkins appointment to Trump's cabinet be enough to correct the agency's course we're gonna ask Lisa Ryan about that. She's a reporter with the Washington Post, but she starts with Wilkie background. Wilkie is from North Carolina, and his first job after graduated from from college was to work for the very infamous Senator Jesse Helms who was his senior Senator from his home state of who was very racially divisive figure. And he then worked for Trent. A lot in the nineties. The time was the Senate majority leader. He then worked for Donald Rumsfeld, the architect of the Iraq war, both Trent Lott and Jesse Helms were figures who were very much on one side on the right side of the culture wars of the nineties. And so the question for Wilkie when he went into his nomination, hearing from Democrats was, will you be able to serve all veterans because you have worked for some divisive figures and the veteran population is very diverse. Now, women are the fastest growing group. There are African American veterans. It's very diverse, and I think he was very much able to convince the the Senate committee that he would be able to serve all veterans, and he was almost unanimously voted out of the Senate yesterday. So in terms of when the Senate panel voted to proceed with Wilkie confirmation hearing last month, Bernie Sanders expressed concerns that. The Trump administration was looking to privatize the VA. Do you believe in the privatization of the VA questionable one?.

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"wilkie" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

04:35 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Responsible for providing service to over nine million veterans enrolled in its healthcare program, but the VA hasn't had a leader for nearly four months after President Trump fired. The previous secretary, David Schulkin, March. Here's the president addressing veterans of foreign wars national convention. Earlier today, somebody bad mistreats or neglects or abuses our great veterans in their time of need. We can turn to them look at them in the eye and say, you have fired get out yet out at the time. Dr. Schulkin was the only holdover from the Obama administration to serve in President Trump's cabinet. He was confirmed one hundred zero in the Senate in February twenty seventeen, but he was fired shortly inches second year as VA secretary and we have them here today. Dr. David Schulkin welcome to the takeaway. I'm glad to be here. So we'll start off with the news of the day. Robert Wilkie was overwhelmingly confirmed in vote in the Senate last night. What's your sense of his readiness for the position. Well, I'm not sure anybody's ever ready for this position. This is one of the most complex jobs in government. One of the most important, but I certainly offer my congratulations to secretary Wilkie. It's a honor of a lifetime to be able to serve secretary and I hope and wish that he is going to be very successful at this position. And what do you see some of the? I mean, are there specific challenges that you think Wilkie should prepare for within this administration? Well, I think the way that any new secretary, any new executive winters position has to focus on the things that are most important. And I do believe that there are several issues that I think the secretary needs to make sure that he's addressing. And of course he'll bring his own priorities to the job, but number one has to be accessed care. Secondly, I I had identified as the single top clinical priority the suicide issue among veterans. It's just a astounding figure that I hope. Nobody ever gets used to twenty Veterans Day taking their life, and I think that needs to stay focused on and then there are two or three other issues. This choice program is a big deal. You know, congress and the president just approved a major reform of that program. I had been working on that for close to three years. That's probably the biggest implementation anywhere in the country ever done in so so that's gonna take a focus and you mentioned staffing, and that's been a huge issue at the VA. It's been reported that there are more than thirty three thousand job vacancies. What do you expect or how do you expect Wilkie will be able to address these issues of staffing? You mentioned that's important, but what? How is one expected to do that with what I would assume is a certain amount of morale drain at this point? Yeah, I think I think that they're really two issues both contributing to this problem vacancies in the VA one is you meant. Is the morale look change leadership at the top is never good for an organization and certainly not good for veterans. This is the fourth secretary in five years in this constant churn of people at the top is simply destroying them row the organization and taking its focus off of where it needs to be, which is back on helping veterans. And so I certainly hope that secretary Wilkie is there for a while that there gets to be continuity of leadership that he focuses in on the workforce and on building up that morale. The second issue that I think's contributing to these vacancies is what's happening in the rest of healthcare outside the VA. This is a area where there is increasingly healthcare staff shortages throughout the country and the VA has to compete. And if the VA is not a modern system with competitive salaries and competitive tools and a place where people feel proud of working. They're gonna have a hard time filling most position. And of course Dr. Schulkin. Let's talk about your own tenure. You were unanimously confirmed once for under secretary under President Obama, and then you were unanimously confirmed again for secretary under President Trump, and then you were fired. What happened. Well, look, I think is so important that the a not be viewed in a political environment now, that's that's a funny thing to say in Washington. But in my experience, I was able to work with both sides of the aisle..

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"wilkie" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"A full ground stop in place for while at DIA in other news President. Trump considering stripping security clearances from several former top national security and intelligence officers, have been, highly critical. Of the president's handling of Russia, among other things the group includes former CIA. Director John Brennan ABC news chief legal analyst Dan Abrahams says. Clearances, are generally, only revoked, for wrongdoing. Having security clearance doesn't mean you get access to to secure information would it means you're part of. The eligible pool of people who could get access then there's another step when there's something. Specific you want to have access to you then have to get authorisation others on the list include former FBI director James Comey and others the White House says. They've politicized and in some cases monetize their public service Democrats are being criticized for refusing. To meet with supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh, White House press, secretary Sarah Sanders for members of the opposing party To demand answers to questions and yet refused to. Even meet with a qualified supreme court nominee is. Unprecedented Sanders is accused the Democrats have playing political games however some Republican senators refused to, meet with President Obama's supreme court nominee Merrick garland Bank at twenty sixteen and kept the confirmation process from happening the Trump administration will update. A federal judge. Today on how it's working to, meet a, Thursday deadline, for reuniting migrant. Parents and children, who were separated at the southern border, as of yesterday at least eight hundred seventy nine parents have been. Reunited with their children although more than four hundred sixty might have been deported without. Their kids the VA has a brand new secretary and Colorado GOP congressman Mike. Kaufman is already demanding action from Robert Wilkie Kaufman says unless Wilkie fire senior, VA leaders, who have. Consistently failed veterans he will never, change the culture of bureaucratic incompetence that's plagued. VA Wilkie was just confirmed to the post yesterday by the. Senate, congressman Kaufman, has been, long critical. The department over cost overruns and the delays Related to the new hospital in Aurora Kaufman also displeased with wait times for care for American veterans Chad Hoffman KOA NewsRadio safety concerns are, hampering the investigation into Sunday's deadly apartment fire in Westminster while. The ATF is. Assisting there's a risk of collapse this woman says. She's, expecting her first child and she and her husband had to. Find a, different way out of their third storey apartment to jump because he. Didn't want to hurt me and the baby because that's a third level so she had we had no choice but to run towards the fire and the smoke two people were killed hundreds, were displaced by that fire one person who is unaccounted for has since, been found actor Tom Cruise are always goes the extra mile when it. Comes to doing his own movie stunts so it's now it's. No surprise that the upcoming mission impossible film is no different, trust anybody another mission impossible another broken bone for Tom Cruise. Shattered by Tallus actually that was that was not. Pleasant that's a. Large bone in his ankle though he swears he's not just. Trying to show off onset of. Just jump into some tremendous amount of preparation Tremendous. Amount of skill that goes into it as for why he takes the risks that no other. Actor takes he. Feels it's worth it allows us from story point of, view to be able to put. The cameras in places that normally can't, mission impossible fallout is getting great reviews it's in theaters Thursday Jason Nathanson ABC news Hollywood and remember these guys No I knew they were still around apparently there's trouble in the camp..

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President, Sarah Sanders and John Brennan discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal

This Morning with Gordon Deal

02:39 min | 3 years ago

President, Sarah Sanders and John Brennan discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal

"Kushinka is here with more. Of America's First News the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the. Administration, may seek to revoke the. Security clearances of a number of Trump. Critics including former CIA director John Brennan former national security adviser Susan Rice and former FBI, director James Comey president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they've politicized and in some cases monetize their. Public service and security clearances Democrats including house minority leader Nancy Pelosi work quick quick to criticize. That move we need to know what happened in Helsinki and the president's response gonna take The classified. A security privileges of of some Obama people away it's all a deflection Sanders made the announcement after Senator rand Paul. Said he would, urge, the president, to revoke the clearance of Brennan who called President Trump's performance with Russian President Vladimir Putin treasonous Paul tweeted that. Brennan was divulging secrets to the mainstream media North Korea appears to have started. Dismantling kief acidity is at its main launch site in. A step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim, Jong Hoon at, the Singapore. Summit but analysts say dismantling parts of the site alone won't. Produce North Korea's capabilities and they're concerned the work is being, done without, verification Canadian investigators are, digging into the life of a. Twenty nine year old man trying to explain what prompted him to fire a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a Toronto neighborhood killing a, ten year old girl and, an eighteen year. Old woman and wounding thirteen others. The family of Faisal Hussein says he suffered from psychosis and depression for years He was killed during exchange of gunfire with police after rampaging through Toronto's greektown district Sunday night the Senate has confirmed. Robert Wilkie to. Be next secretary of the department of veterans affairs will key. Previously and undersecretary at the Pentagon is the. Fourth VA secretary in five years and here they come fortnight Halloween costumes retailers spirit Halloween and, Spencer's have completed a deal with epic, games for a, range of officially licensed fortnight costumes as well as excess reason gear based on. The brand the costumes are based on. Skin such as the black Knight crack shot and sculpt trooper you can pre-order items now but supply isn't expected to hit the stores until early October I could see both of, my kids signing up for that I was gonna say I don't know what any of. This means as long as you do that's good I know the video game I, know the characters like in some cases carry around a massive. Accent just chop things which is really fun to watch but. Only the characters I'll, leave that to them all right thanks Jen twenty three minutes after the. Hour on. This Morning America's first news.

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Robert Wilkie, Dr Stewart Hoover and President Trump discussed on  Investor's Edge

Investor's Edge

00:41 sec | 3 years ago

Robert Wilkie, Dr Stewart Hoover and President Trump discussed on Investor's Edge

"Paul says, he will, for sure be sitting down with cabinet ought to get to know him something no Democrats have agreed to do Robert Wilkie as the new secretary of the VA the Senate making it official confirming him yesterday, he's a veteran himself with extensive government experience. President Trump will be visiting Kansas City today to speak at the veterans of foreign wars annual convention. And this is USA radio news. Okay so. The big question for any decision you're gonna make is this actually going to work well if you've heard about medishare which is. A brilliant way. Of sharing healthcare costs you may have wondered that does it work well so did Dr Stewart Hoover who. Initially joined a save a lot of money the typical.

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"wilkie" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:14 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Senate. Has confirmed Robert Wilkie to be the next secretary of veterans affairs vote the. As eighty six the Naser nine the confirmation is the nomination is confirmed the. Vote was unusual because it was not unanimous some Democrats and an independent Bernie Sanders opposed his confirmation Sanders says his vote was a protest against privatizing veterans health care the VA has a big job taking, care, of the nation's. Twenty million veterans it's the second largest department and the federal government behind the department of defense senators from both. Sides? Of the aisle are hoping, that we'll keep confirmation will settle a leadership struggle. That's been playing out all year at the department here to tell us more is NPR veterans correspondent quil Lawrence high quill hierarchy it's been a really tumultuous time at the VA tell us about. Robert Wilkie president's choice to lead the. Organization right like you. Say the leadership the VA's been sort of unclear almost since January, the previous, secretary was fired by tweet and the president's first choice To fill that. Post cut Ronnie Ronnie Jackson collapsed under allegations of misconduct Robert Wilkie seems like a safer pick he's a military veteran and he's also a Washington veteran he's worked for Republican lawmakers and at the Pentagon he's, he's, been confirmed by. The Senate before and the Republican chair of the veterans committee was in fact kind of pushing to get him. Confirmed? Quick apparently to settle this, internal fight over leadership at the you've been reporting. On this internal fight bring us up to speed on what's happening Schulkin was the previous secretary David Schulkin? Was, pushed out in March, after weeks of open conflict with other White House appointees now the current acting secretary Peter or work with sort, of part of that conflict and since? Then he's clashed with the inspector general over handling whistle blower information there's. Been an exodus of senior staff at other. Career officials have been transferred away to less important jobs. As some people have talked about an atmosphere obsessed with loyalty to the president not just to the VA's mission and how does Robert. Wilkie fit into that we're we're gonna find out but we'll see whether his staffing choices are, sort of in line with these. Other appointees from the White House or. Is he able to overrule them it's worth knowing this. Isn't a sort of a Republican versus Democrats thing. Many of the high profile departures were Republicans it's more a fight over which direction the VA's going and we'll also see how soon to be secretary Wilkie secretary Wilkie implements a bunch of reforms that have already been passed by congress some of, which are related to the way VA pays As for private. Care this debate over private care has been bubbling at the VA for years now are we talking about privatization here yeah the as always for many, years has paid for vets to, see private doctors and under the previous VA secretary David Shokhin increase that to? About, thirty percent of appointments, but he said when he was fired that wasn't enough he said he was pushed out for resisting an ideological, push to hand VA healthcare entirely over? To the private sector now incoming secretary Wilkie has promised in in hearings. That he's against privatization most vets oppose privatization. But there's a budget fight coming up at the at. The VA to to fund reforms and we're going to have to watch how Wilkie handles that to get an idea where he's leading. The department NPR's quil Lawrence thanks call thank you Ari.

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Senate confirms Pentagon official Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

All Things Considered

03:14 min | 3 years ago

Senate confirms Pentagon official Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

"The Senate. Has confirmed Robert Wilkie to be the next secretary of veterans affairs vote the. As eighty six the Naser nine the confirmation is the nomination is confirmed the. Vote was unusual because it was not unanimous some Democrats and an independent Bernie Sanders opposed his confirmation Sanders says his vote was a protest against privatizing veterans health care the VA has a big job taking, care, of the nation's. Twenty million veterans it's the second largest department and the federal government behind the department of defense senators from both. Sides? Of the aisle are hoping, that we'll keep confirmation will settle a leadership struggle. That's been playing out all year at the department here to tell us more is NPR veterans correspondent quil Lawrence high quill hierarchy it's been a really tumultuous time at the VA tell us about. Robert Wilkie president's choice to lead the. Organization right like you. Say the leadership the VA's been sort of unclear almost since January, the previous, secretary was fired by tweet and the president's first choice To fill that. Post cut Ronnie Ronnie Jackson collapsed under allegations of misconduct Robert Wilkie seems like a safer pick he's a military veteran and he's also a Washington veteran he's worked for Republican lawmakers and at the Pentagon he's, he's, been confirmed by. The Senate before and the Republican chair of the veterans committee was in fact kind of pushing to get him. Confirmed? Quick apparently to settle this, internal fight over leadership at the you've been reporting. On this internal fight bring us up to speed on what's happening Schulkin was the previous secretary David Schulkin? Was, pushed out in March, after weeks of open conflict with other White House appointees now the current acting secretary Peter or work with sort, of part of that conflict and since? Then he's clashed with the inspector general over handling whistle blower information there's. Been an exodus of senior staff at other. Career officials have been transferred away to less important jobs. As some people have talked about an atmosphere obsessed with loyalty to the president not just to the VA's mission and how does Robert. Wilkie fit into that we're we're gonna find out but we'll see whether his staffing choices are, sort of in line with these. Other appointees from the White House or. Is he able to overrule them it's worth knowing this. Isn't a sort of a Republican versus Democrats thing. Many of the high profile departures were Republicans it's more a fight over which direction the VA's going and we'll also see how soon to be secretary Wilkie secretary Wilkie implements a bunch of reforms that have already been passed by congress some of, which are related to the way VA pays As for private. Care this debate over private care has been bubbling at the VA for years now are we talking about privatization here yeah the as always for many, years has paid for vets to, see private doctors and under the previous VA secretary David Shokhin increase that to? About, thirty percent of appointments, but he said when he was fired that wasn't enough he said he was pushed out for resisting an ideological, push to hand VA healthcare entirely over? To the private sector now incoming secretary Wilkie has promised in in hearings. That he's against privatization most vets oppose privatization. But there's a budget fight coming up at the at. The VA to to fund reforms and we're going to have to watch how Wilkie handles that to get an idea where he's leading. The department NPR's quil Lawrence thanks call thank you Ari.

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"wilkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"We owe our veterans, no less than the best Secretary, Robert Wilkie and we have him in Robert. I told Robert, Robert, you have no excuses. I've heard all. Excuses I ever. Want to hear again about this. We know what we've gotta. Do we know when. We need to do it and it's now and we got know how we got to do it and it's with news sector the so I commend into my fellow members the United States Senate I. Wanna thank chairman row from the house and hard work that they've done on, bringing this together with John to two we have a great secretary we're gonna join aren't lock. Arms and what lockstep next year to make the VA form even better than it has before. We are here to make sure the has no excuses only results they get the backing they need from us those veterans who, have served us get their healthcare they need the, veterans are join us today to defend us in the future no it'll be there, when they retire so Archie to vote for secretary Wilkie Robert Wilkie for secretary of the VA is our tenth I think our ten most recent veterans the appointee of that's right give him a unanimous vote today was the kind. Of support he needs, to move forward and twenty-first-century God, bless all of you thank you for being. Here today thank, you, for your vote thanks. To Senator tester His supporters ranking member like you to the. Senator from Kansas for his sports. Throughout the year now you're. Back the balance time We just heard from committee chair. Republican of Georgia Johnny Isakson and this, is on the Senate debate to confirm Robert Wilkie. To be the secretary of veterans affairs the vote was, eighty six to nine and this is c. span radio BCS PFM Washington we now hear from. Thom Tillis Republican of North Carolina President Senator from. Georgia I asked the, call I just called vitiated into the, chair recognize the Senator of North Carolina President the senators the Senate is not in Corum called the Senator from North Carolina is recognized thank you, Mr President. And chair is it's, and thank you. For the kind words about the nominee for the. Veterans Administration Robert Welke I'm here to proudly discuss his, record actually my office up until about six months ago he was, my military affairs, adviser and advisor on VA and he's done. An extraordinary job as a child, of a veterans, actually a, veteran a greatly.

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"wilkie" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Three IOT dot AI This hour the Senate is expected to confirm Robert. Wilkie as the next secretary of veterans affairs the VA is the second largest department. And the federal government behind the department of defense the VA also has a big job taking care, of the nation's twenty million veterans senators. From both sides of the aisle are hoping that we'll keys confirmation will settle a leadership struggle. But, has been playing out all year the department here to tell us more about this is NPR veterans correspondent quilt, Lawrence? High quill hi it's been, a really tumultuous time at the VA tell us. About Robert Wilkie president's choice to lead the organization right like you say the leadership the VA's been sort, of unclear almost since January the. Previous secretary was fired by tweet and. The president's first choice to fill that post cut Ronnie. Ronnie Jackson collapsed under allegations of misconduct Robert Wilkie. Seems like a safer pick he's a military veteran and he's also a Washington veteran he's worked for Republican lawmakers and at the Pentagon he's he's been confirmed by, the Senate, before and, the Republican chair of the veterans committee was In fact kind of, pushing to get him confirmed quick. Apparently to settle this internal fight over leadership at. The, a you've been reporting on this internal fight bring us up to speed on what's happening Schulkin was. The previous secretary David Schulkin was pushed out in March after weeks of, open conflict with other White House appointees. And now the current acting secretary Peter or work was sort of part of that conflict and since then, he's clashed with the inspector general, over handling whistleblower information there's been an exodus of senior staff other career officials? Have, been transferred away to, less important jobs as some people have talked about an atmosphere obsessed with loyalty to the president not just to, the VA's mission and how does Robert? Wilkie fit into. That we're we're gonna find out but we'll see. Whether his staffing choices are sort of in line. With these other appointees from the White House or. Is he able to overrule them it's worth noting this isn't a sort of a Republican versus Democrats think many of the high profile. Departures were Republicans it's more fight over which direction the. VA's going, and we'll also see how soon to be secretary Wilkie secretary Wilkie implements a bunch of reforms that have, already been passed by congress some of, which are related to the way VA pays As for private care this debate over private care has been bubbling at the. VA for years now are we talking about privatization here Yeah the VA's always for many years. Has paid for vets to see private doctors and under the. Previous VA secretary David Shokhin increase that to about thirty percent of appointments but he said when he was fired that. That, wasn't enough he said he was pushed out for resisting an ideological. Push to hand VA, healthcare entirely over to the private sector now incoming secretary Wilkie has promised in in hearings, that he's against privatization most vets oppose privatization but there's a budget fight coming up at the at the VA. To to fund reforms and we're going to have to watch how Wilkie handles that to. Get an idea where he's leading the department the Senate is about? To vote and in the past VA secretaries have been unanimously confirmed do. You, expect that to happen this time Well Bernie Sanders was the one Senator who pledged to vote. Against this nomination and he said he was not specifically against the nominee Robert Wilkie in particular but he was protesting. The, administration's move to privatize healthcare now at congress likes to make these. Votes sort of they, like to make them unanimously to show that veterans issues are not partisan and while Sanders, is an independent who caucuses with Democrats this is sort of a small step away from that perfect record for. The most part congress does remain pretty bipartisan issues and we'll see if this is a. Change NPR's quil Lawrence thanks quo thank you.

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"wilkie" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"Bachelor this is the john batchelor show i welcome my colleague francis rose is the host of government matters at wjla in the nation's capital and i fancy is also my help to understand these many years have trouble at the veterans affairs department most recently the trump administration going through serial choices unhappiness so we speak to the facts on the ground right now robert wilkie is nominated to be the new secretary of the veterans affairs questions have been raised over these last weeks i reporting in washington chiefly but elsewhere about robert wilkie past work with the republican party he's worked with senator he's worked with very very effective senators jesse helms mentioned so as trent lott from the twentieth century he's also worked in the bush administration with don rumsfeld the secretary of defense so on paper it looks like an experienced manager of the hill which is what is necessary to be the va department secretary francis a very good evening to you i present all this positive story because there looked to be headlines that are negative using words like polarizing to to look at robert wilkie looks like a very hard working professional in the federal government what are the doubts and are they significant at this point for his nomination good evening to you good evening john thanks for having me on as always the points that you brought up are the significant points that were expected to come up in his confirmation hearing on thursday he apparently had some kind things to say about a group that later was associated with a confederate advocacy organization he worked for senator helms as you mentioned senator helms was not known to be a very good on things like gay rights and so on and more recently mr wilkie was in the department of defense undersecretary madison responsible for helping to execute the the turnaround on a transgender people serving in the military none of that stuff came up to any great level of discussion at his confirmation hearing which i was surprised by an and not necessarily in a negative way because of what the hearing did focus on the hearing focused on the things that you and i have been talking about for the past four years or longer that the department of veterans affairs has been in the situation that it's in today lot of discussion very heavy detailed discussion about the electronic health records contract to get the department of veterans affairs on the same hr system that the defense department's medical system is on a lot of discussion about should the healthcare system at va be privatized and would mr wilkie advocate for privatization if the administration wanted to push it or what he push back against it and so on the members of the senate veterans affairs committee i think did the veterans of the country a service by sticking to the issues that mr wilkie would deal with if he's confirmed the answers that he gave and the responses to those answers from the members of the committee make it appear that he will be confirmed relatively quickly and relatively easily to take over va the va remains a troubled and nontransparent troubled organization does the choice of robert wilkie promise that that will improve is this a man who is ready to manage the doubting voices on capitol hill that was something that even dr schulkin had not succeeded in doing in the time he was there one of the observations that one of my guests on the sunday's government matters talked about was that very issue lou celli is with the american legion here in washington based in their office here in dc and he's there director of veteran's affairs.

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"wilkie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Now the news the governor of texas offered assurances that steps will be taken to prevent another school shooting like the one in santa fe on friday it left ten people dead ten others wounded governor rabid says explosive devices including a molotov cocktail were found in the suspected shooter's only and a vehicle as well as around the school and nearby but we come together today as we deal with one of the most heinous attacks that we've ever seen in the history of texas schools clayton neville santa fe texas acting veteran affairs secretary robert wilkie is president trump's pick to permanently lead the beleaguer department wilkie is a former pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness trump attorney rudy giuliani says special counsel robert muller has narrowed the scope of potential questions for the president giuliani told cnn that the questions have been cut from five subject areas to to trump's team has been negotiating as to whether he'll sit down with muller and barbara kusak you're listening to bloomberg law june grosso at thirteen minutes before the hour the government won the latest round in its battle against political corruption as the former speaker of the new york state assembly sheldon silver was found guilty of federal corruption charges for a second time the verdict was a repeat of silver's first trial that conviction was tossed out by an appeals court after the supreme court's ruling the mcdonnell case led to the reversal of several public corruption cases joining me is former federal prosecutor robert men's a partner at mccarter and english bob was this a test of whether federal prosecutors could get a conviction under the narrower definition one of the first cases that was retried that had been reversed in light of the macdonald ruling but i think most observers were not surprised that there was a conviction again in the second trial because the evidence in this case against former speaker silver was fairly overwhelming in other words prosecutors i think were able to paint a pretty clear picture that the former speaker was leveraging his public position in order to try to get financial gain by getting referral fees from these law firms to wake he was having worked steered the original verdict was thrown out because if.

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"wilkie" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on WTMA

"I yeah uh good evening gentlemen um tell you wish show we weren't in this situation where we were having to discuss this i know and i originally called and i came up i i i thought i had a solution where you had an anonymous uh teachers that no one else knew were there at the school that could have protecting some of those young people in some other teachers they um the thing is if you had guards there and you have police there somebody who has intentions and killing killing they'll they'll take them out first and they'll they'll ambush m uh but then i got to think and while it was on hold i said you know when does this all start when did when did we start having he's school shootings and you look back i want to sound like an old wilkie but and i'm not really that old but but when i went to i think like this going on when i was going a high school in 70s i mean i don't know when the first school shooting wet well occurred but i say so what is wanted transport have we stopped teaching our kids values i mean you know what you believe in god or not you know i think the fact is that we retail these people there's no god the only thing that matters is what you get out of this life while you're here and then and and if you and if you get treated like crap than just take the launch of your own hands or or or make a scene and we're all gonna die were all you know i i personally grew up my dad was a minister i grew up with faith in god i still have faith in god and i am as but but and i think it faith in god plays an important role year i mean it's where so worth the morality we've lost it we we started telling these there's no god and i think that's a big part of our problem i you know it would it i don't know anything about a wider noah many details about the shooter i can say this that i think as a society we've started to this very did it wasn't recently but certainly in recent years in.

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"wilkie" Discussed on FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

"That looks like a very intense episode kinda describe i forget which wanted his but i just were watching that was very intense on how you and the other character played off one another talk about wilkie that's an episode in season to called valley forge and basically as you may know valley forge was the most one of the most challenging times for the continental army i mean people if you if anybody's a fan of the musical hamilton they talk about is like they were eating their horses they had no food they were freezing there was no place for people to sleep and instead of sort of showing it the whole army going through that experience with the writers decided to do was due through the world of george washington and watch him have really a nervous breakdown and that's something that happens in season to where you really see him you know he's he's put to the test and he has a decision that needs to be made and him and his his most trusted servant his slave really billy lee spend the whole episode together trying to figure out what happens in washington has some really terrible moments and then has some amazing moments so it's a it's a it's been it it's been a really amazing experts i want to say this for me when we were doing the auction that night and jason colette came over to me was like dude i'm so glad to meet you like come on man i am so glad i surgery the god israel our come on now paul spor guys this is like you know he's like no it's an i'm like no seriously certainly stop when when he told me he said you in con.

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"wilkie" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"wilkie" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Just jail his players called him wilkie it sounds like he he's almost sort of the stories history is almost the hollywood movie quality in some respects have you ever been approached or discussed that i net is there enough fairly anthrax well i mean it this is the so some of the things that we've talked about already on the show yes i mean i think uh you know a fortytwo showed a wreck the story of uh of luck baseball obviously threw threw for jackie robinson uh needs to be told an urban several other cinematic accounts hun sun vert release acccess will to successful uh to to deal with bike baseball but i'd like to see a you know certainly route foster but it but but the story in jail wilkinson is is fascinating and although he's a he's a mildmannered meet guy didn't smoke and drink didn't cause can can cause problems uh well you know a good screenwriter could could uh could turn it into a great story where it's never stopped at a hollywood filmmaking sheen from from from attempting that but but again you know the influence right amis we oh we spent the last hour going through the the names and the people in the and the dynamics that that he influence in obviously finally recognising at least in baseball's hall of fame but um i guess we'll put it out there to our listeners i were about two months into this sort of this journey graduation on owellry project while it's got a i any congratulations e but i am i am every day surprised at how these stories sort of uh get disseminated or listened to a and then the response that we get from various people through our very sociable channels accelere so you never know an at this this conversation will live on for many months to come sowa perhaps weekend stir somebody's interest out there perhaps in in hollywood machinery other.

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