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"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KCRW

"On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sits the Yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott McGee runs the operation we lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in and they must make an online reservation for each car in advance Jamie Richards is a Yosemite spokesperson we're going to be monitoring condition the report and then make adjustments as needed and work in the work to maintain safe conditions for visitors only two campgrounds are open in the larger one is operating at just fifty percent of capacity other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again to people we get a lot of errors out active we will see when the park reopens how will be on the malls continue to react and adapt to that they're coming back last year visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the park Brooke Smith with visit Yosemite Madera county says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires and Everman shut down this is definitely the longest we've ever gone with you the when she first heard the park was opening any Georgian her husband Colin Holland from Davis California rush to book a few day passes I was checking copy Mike I'm just gonna see and says I got up to like twenty second has some day passes great that's our twentieth anniversary the pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite George has visited the park since childhood hopes the reservation system has long term effects maybe that's a lesson that impact that humans have had on the environment on.

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"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:45 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Spells that with okay and in recent years they have been selling it to police departments and police departments have been using it to identify potential suspects by checking photos against a giant database of mug shots that are still ordered digitally in the cloud but then a bunch of studies took a really hard look at this tool and found a lot of problems so this facial recognition tool has a hard time correctly identifying people with darker skin harder time identifying women and younger people one audit even found it when when members of Congress were ran through this Amazon tool that nearly two dozen of them were matched to people who had been arrested for committing crimes of the false matches yeah so I talked to M. I. T. researcher him is joined bull and Winnie and she has been studying Amazon's technology here's our assessment racial biases and gender bias even has age bias but even without bias wasn't there there still the capacity or abuse and most concerning Lee especially as we're seeing more people take to the streets is the specter of using facial recognition or surveillance was born when he says the protests across the country have created some intense concern about the algorithms here and you know that fear about mass surveillance this week drove IBM to abandon its facial recognition line of business completely okay I do understand the concern about mass surveillance how are police departments actually using it yes so this is how it works so so you get pulled over and a deputy comes up to you the deputy can take your photo with his phone and upload that into this system and the system will scan hundreds of thousands of mug shots and see if you have been arrested for a crime in the past several years they could even do this with someone social media photo they can do it with sort of a grainy security camera picture and police say this is really helpful when a suspect you know refuses to give their name or when they're you know looking at someone on a crime scene who is unconscious but you know the M. I. T. researcher I talked to pulling Winnie she's worried about you know use of this technology outside of government about people who can use it for other uses you know it's funny I wonder did someone come right out and cop to doing this to making this move because of the protests over George Floyd's killing and and over racial injustice in this country you don't know well that's certainly the backdrop here but in Amazon's really brief an ounce meant they made no mention of George Floyd's name they did not say anything about the unrest we're seeing instead they said they're halting the facial recognition software in order to allow Congress to develop some regulations yeah and you know this creep into what some people call policing by algorithm has caused push back from even inside of Amazon some of Amazon's own investors and employees have real fears about this and have made them known but what does it mean for law enforcement agencies that were already using it yes so Amazon is never revealed the complete list of all of the law enforcement agencies that use this technology but I did talk to the sheriff's office in Washington ten county Oregon it's the third largest law enforcement agency in the state they were using it using it quite a bit and they said since we heard that Amazon is forcing us to stop we're going to stop so they're not going to be using it for at least the next year okay but one thing we all know about businesses in competition is that somebody's going to step in and fill the void right there's got to be an Amazon competitor out there like we got it yeah right so Microsoft also has similar technology there's other I. T. and surveillance companies that offer a similar service so just because Amazon is halting doesn't mean it's it's it's gonna go away and here's Bobby Allyn such interesting reporting thanks Bobby thank you know I'll yes seventy national park has been closed for nearly three months because of stay at home orders but today the park is re opening in a limited way cap radios as for David Romero reports that the closure has had a huge effect on nearby businesses on the way into your somebody national park from Fresno sits the Yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott McGee runs the operation we lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions only about half of the.

"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sixty Yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott McGee runs the operation we lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in and they must make an online reservation for each car in advance Jamie Richards is a Yosemite spokesperson we're going to be monitoring condition the report and then make adjustments as needed and we're gonna work to maintain safe conditions for visitors only two campgrounds are open in the larger one is operating at just fifty percent of capacity other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again to people we get a lot of players out active we will see when the park reopens how will be on the malls continue to react and adapt to that they're coming back last year visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the park Brooke Smith with visit Yosemite Madera county says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires and Everman shut down this is definitely the longest we've ever gone with you when she first heard the park was opening any Georgian her husband Colin hauling from Davis California rushed to book a few day passes by which you can copy and like I'm just gonna see and says I don't feel like twenty second has some day passes great that's our twentieth anniversary the pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite George has visited the park since childhood hopes the reservation system has long term effects maybe that's a lesson that impact that humans have had on the environment on your family George hopes in limited spaces don't discourage people from trying to make it to the park she wants everyone to enjoy your somebody like she always has for NPR news I'm answer David Romero in Sacramento this is NPR news KQ weedy news with Brian want ahead on this Thursday in just a minute after John McConnell a traffic.

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"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad" Discussed on KCRW

"On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sits the Yosemite sugar pine mountain railroad which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott McGee runs the operation we lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in and they must make an online reservation for each car in advance Jamie Richards is a Yosemite spokesperson we're going to be monitoring condition we were gonna make adjustments as needed and we're gonna work to maintain safe conditions for visitors only two campgrounds are open in the larger one is operating at just fifty percent of capacity other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again to people we've got a lot of players out active we will see when the park reopens how will be on the malls continue to react and adapt to that they're coming back last year visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the park Brooke Smith with visit Yosemite Madera county says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires and Everman shut down this is definitely the longest we've ever gone that you asked me when she first heard the park was opening any Georgian her husband Colin Holland from Davis California rush to book a few day passes by which you can copy and like I'm just gonna see and says I got up to like twenty second has some day passes great that's our twentieth anniversary the pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite George has visited the park since childhood hopes the reservation system has long term effects maybe that's a lesson that impact that humans.

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Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

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02:16 min | 2 years ago

Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors After Coronavirus Closure

"Joe Seventy National Park has been closed for nearly three months because of stay at home orders but today the park is reopening in a limited way Cap Radios Ezra. David Romero reports that the closure has had a huge effect on nearby businesses. On the way into Yosemite National Park from Fresno sits the Yosemite Sugar Pine Mountain Railroad, which shut down with the rest of California in March Scott. mcghee runs the operation. We lost every single tour group and school group that we had coming up here. Yosemite is opening with a lot of restrictions. Only about half of the average June visitors are allowed in, and they must make online reservation for each car in advance, Jamie Richards Yosemite spokesperson. We're going to be monitoring condition daily. We're GONNA make adjustments as needed and we're going to work to maintain safe conditions for visitors. Only two campgrounds are open in the larger one. One is operating at just fifty percent of capacity. Other campsites are closed due to staffing Richard says she's interested in seeing how the animals in the park respond again the people we've seen a lot of bears out in active we will see when the park reopens. How the animals continue to reopen adapt to visitors coming back last year, visitors spent more than one point seven billion dollars in the four California counties that surround the Park Brooke. Smith with visit Yosemite Madera. County says that could drop by as much as half this year between fires in government shutdowns. This is definitely the longest we've ever gone with you Ashleigh. Up when she first heard, the park was opening Amy George and her husband Kyle Mon- Holland from Davis. California rushed to book a few day passes. I was drinking coffee I'm like I'm just GonNa. See and says I go. July twenty second has day passes Great. That's our twentieth anniversary. The pair of teachers spent their honeymoon in Yosemite. George has visited the park since childhood and the reservation system has long term effects. Maybe this'll lessen the impact that humans have had on the environment on Yosemite. George hopes unlimited spaces. Don't discourage people from trying to make it to the park. She wants everyone to enjoy Yosemite like she always has for NPR. News I'm as David Romero in

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