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"youth service" Discussed on KOMO
"Good evening I'm Alisa jaffe and here the top stories from the como 24/7 news center a junior high school student arrested this week after police say the 13 year old boy made threats to shoot his fellow classmates classmates at Whitman middle school in north Seattle Investigators say police learned of an online threat the student made on social media the teen was arrested at his home then booked into the King County youth services center for investigation of harassment Kids up to age 14 are among the groups with the most new COVID cases in one of our areas larger counties but come with Ryan Harris tells us there are no plans to curtail school activities There have been some outbreaks in schools in snohomish county but health officer doctor Chris spider says they're generally smaller than a half dozen students each and often their cases of COVID picked up outside school Spitters says why are other groups of declined He describes cases among zero to 14 year olds is going sideways but he says the educational and emotional benefits and other services for kids learning in person is also a big consideration Spitter says about a thousand kids are in quarantine now about 1% of the total school population So the other 99% of kids are not affected by either transmission or quarantines And so the risk benefit on that kind of thing now knowing what we know what's different than say back in March or April of 2020 Doctor spider says keeping up with the safety measures and the vaccination effort should allow them to keep schools open In snohomish county Ryan Harris come on us A multi-billion dollar contract for a new electronic record system for the VA might be scrapped completely Como's Carly Johnson reports The rollout for the VA's new system was twice delayed but then the veterans administration launched it last year despite COVID Former VA secretary Robert wilkie This is a system that will give the VA central control and a way to look into the medical life of our people to tell us if there is a problem But early on this system led to.
Child Care Providers Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccine at Seattle Clinic
"City of Seattle held the vaccination clinic for childcare providers and educators Yesterday the goal was to vaccinated 1000 childcare providers, youth services providers, educators in school staff using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. That event was held at the Rainier Beach Community Testing and Vaccination
"youth service" Discussed on KOMO
"Setting off fireworks in the direction of the King County Youth Service Center, at least say several windows were broken at businesses in the 12th and Pion area. Victoria beaches with the police department's African American Community Advisory Council. We're going to take a stance from these terrorists. They're not protesters. You don't agree with them. They're gonna attack you in some way. Been a group. Not one on one. They're cowards. Some business owners believe the marchers were retaliating over a letter they sent to the mayor asking for the cleanup of Cale Anderson Park. Number of arrests were made in Portland after New Year's Eve crowd became violent. Some in the crowd of 80 to 100, people threw fireworks, bricks and frozen water bottles at officers. No Portland officers were hurt, but officers from other agencies were injured. Police say some officers were targeted by balloons which may have been laced with a substance that caused burning to the skin. Several bit of businesses were also damaged. As this pandemic rages on doctors, a learning how to better treat respiratory illnesses like Covad 19 Como's nick pop, Um, talk to Dr Stewart Ray about the new techniques they're using, for example, taking time before putting people on ventilators and deciding to you. Steroids have proven to be effective in treating those with the virus. They aren't into baiting people as quickly as they initially were. I've seen better results because of it. Thies techniques have been crucial because the virus is spreading regardless of whether a person has symptoms. So the more knowledge doctors haven't protecting these lives, the better. All of these clinical developments I think came to the forefront on I think.
"youth service" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"So for my point of view, it's it's really moving the resources as up stream in the in the health process as possible which in the long term wealth, save us money avoid the kind of expensive. which are really really rough on state budgets, personal finances, and really putting the hurt on business costs. He I want to ask you to him what what does it look like to you for returning the school in the fall is the state striking the right balance between public S-, public safety, public health, and the need to get our kids educations resumed. Well. Let me just start by saying that the the there is no simple solution to how to approach the fall school Calendar I. Have Watch the governor and secretary of Education Struggle with striking that balancing act between you know keeping people safe but also making sure kids don't fall behind educationally and this particular concern for lower income students and students with special needs So I I WANNA commend van for delaying the start date of September eighth the amount of confusion at the local level about how schools were supposed to operate in late August it was just too overwhelming to believe that. It could all get together in such a short period of time. So I think that's the first order businesses commending the governor and secretary for making that call and I think you know what where things are starting to call. That makes a lot of sense having adults back in the school to talk through the practicality of different strategies of. in person and remote learning. getting in touch with the families themselves in the students to check in and see how comfortable people are with the particular options. and then have some measures by which the different educational approaches can proceed you know under what circumstances will people be sent back home under which circumstances will things open up more fully and that it sounds like a modest amount of time just the two additional weeks that have been. Purchased by the decision yesterday but I think that two weeks might make all the difference. So I think it's very, very good move. And in terms of when School finally does commence Do you see that the state OUGHTA BE Issuing directives that apply to districts pretty uniformly around Vermont or do you think that individual school districts should be able to make their own decisions and kind of fashion their own systems for how to operate in the fall? Well I would like to schedule to be as aligned as possible anywhere in the state at a minimum within supervisory ings If you have parents with kids in two different schools, for instance, if they are not on the same. Schedule's roughly it makes household. You know the balancing act for households absolutely excruciating having the schedules more or less aligned. With state basically setting the tone does allow for the resolution of childcare issue and what what people are GonNa do who have to be at work, but whose kids may be in an off day where they're supposed to be learning remotely. Or in need of childcare school care. So in that sense, I think the state has to show the leadership and really try to conform all the district's two one, a rough schedule and and we need to be giving clarity about what the physical space requirements are going to be an how we're GONNA help them pay for it. One of the things we did before leaving for the summer in the legislature was made sure some money was left aside so that if there are extraordinary costs associated with getting kids back safely, we would be able to draw on some of the federal funds which frankly were issued to us. In part for that very reason. One of the long term challenges of the state. Of Vermont, we've heard about it now for for more than a decade and probably will for more than a decade to come. Is the demographics of the state we aging population are are the generation that Folks in their twenties and thirties, and so on seems to be hollowed out for some reason. I'm wondering what you think about the. How to how to address those problems and and some of the problems, economic problems and other problems that stem from the from from that situation. Yeah I mean it's it's been in challenge facing not just Vermont. But rural areas for basically twenty years and just because everyone else is experiencing, it doesn't mean it's not a real problem. It absolutely is You know we've seen attempts to try to alert people to the state with shiny objects. You know sometimes they have good marketing affect that they really don't fundamentally alter the demographic. So for my point of view, we should all step back and make the top priority getting the most out of people who already live here and For years. I've been talking about one of the one of the kind of silent problems we face, which is several thousand kids a year graduating from high schools. They don't go on to further their education at any level and many of them don't actually get into the workforce, and so they're just drifting along and falling through the cracks I believe we need a much more aggressive approach to make sure that we're getting. Those young people, Sorta hardwired and some experience so that the moment they graduate high school whether it's for more education or having job skills, they go out to work that they're ready. You know one of the things I've been talking about in working with some people on some ideas outside the State House is a Youth Service Corps where we take something like Vermont. US Conservation Corps model but go big with it and really make a big bet in young people who already live here so that they can fulfil their potential and especially for kids who don't have families who are able to provide the kind of support and resources that. Can help pave the way for. To about out of time, I WANNA. Thank you very much for joining me this morning to Mashpee. Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the August eleventh primary upcoming. And So they they can very much. Thanks. Got To go to a top.
"youth service" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has rejected that. She says that Republicans put them up against the wall by refusing to negotiate for two months. But in a peace offering of sorts, the White House has offered Congress additional testing capability now that over a dozen lawmakers have contracted the virus, 805 Seattle pushed back on criticism over the response to Saturday's protest turned riots and mayor Johnny Durkin. Is weighing in on the effort to recall her. Here's cover radios. Hannah Scott the criticism over the Seattle Police Department response to what started as a peaceful protest Saturday but turned into an hours long battle on Capitol Hill was virtually instant. The chief Carmen Best, is laying out new evidence that some in the crowd came with the intent to turn things violent. Over the past several weeks, we have seen many demonstrations throughout the city. Many demonstrators have been peaceful. However, many have not. Since July 19th we have seen three protests were individuals have been better themselves. And where they were particularly destructive and violent inside the peaceful group. Last Saturday, a group of protesters went to the Youth service Center, where people within the group through incendiary devices Molotov cocktails into a construction site where which resulted in several trailers being destroyed by fire. A group went from the construction site to the East Precinct. Then a van that was closely following the group, Uh, arrived at the precinct with the group people who have seen removing items. Distributing them to people within the group. These items were described as baseball bats. Pyrotechnic explosives is a PR respirators, improvise shields and face masks. Moments later, an explosion blew an eight inch hole into the wall of the East Precinct. Because of the manner in which the vehicle was parked in abandoned. There was a real fear that it would contain explosive devices that could detonate when they got a search warrant for that abandoned van, pyrotechnic explosives, smoke bombs bonded together able to cause large amounts of smoke that a caustic to humans. Bear spray using it on anything, but theirs is a federal offense. Pepper spray stun guns improvised spike strips. Best says they're investigating to find those behind this organized effort, but she declined the offer much as Faras detail in the investigation. As for Mayor Durkin the fires that were set this weekend make no mistake about it. We're very dangerous, dangerous not just to the people who were in and around those premises but dangerous to the firefighters who respond with nightly protests ongoing in the city, Dirk and made this plea again to those taken to the streets, Acts of destruction. Violence and hateful speech. None of that gets us to where we need to be. It's not just a distraction. It undermines the central message, and the actions we want to take together is a city on top of the demand of defund SPD. Many in the protests also want the mayor to resign and have even started a recall effort that was green lit last month by a judge. Work and asked the court to reconsider that decision. But yesterday, the judge said, no leaving that recall a real possibility there. Khun had this to say about it. Yesterday I was elected to be mayor of Seattle. It's a democracy. And if sometime the voters decide they don't want me. That's all right, too. I think that this is we've got three great challenges of my focus is how do we keep people healthy and a pandemic? How do we, you know, help people who are suffering from this economic devastation. And how do we take the voices in the street and transmit that into sustainable change? For better and more just society of radios? Hannah Scott, she joins us live Now, Let's talk about this effort to recall the mayor. What are the next steps now in this I believe it's still in the signature gathering phase so that they can get it to the ballot is what they want to do that. So the judge on the initial green lighting of that just has to find the cause, and she found a cause in one particular area. I think there were seven things that they said that she had done wrong and recall for mainly sites, the response to a prior protest. That was very look very similar to what we saw on Saturday anyways, that Mayer said that kind of fell to the chief, and that wasn't really something that she had the power over in her challenge. To try to stop the recall being allowed to go forward and the judge said no, she disagreed. So now they have together the signatures to get it to the ballot. As for this stockpile of weapons that was found in a van on Saturday. I heard Durkin describes this as well organized with this kind of destructive power. Have we heard it all from the group who organized this protest The Youth Liberation Front. I've not seen them responding specifically to what this announcement was. Yesterday. I have seen others who are part of the demonstrations that are ongoing in the city really complain and say, You know these They're just fireworks. He's on anything that will hurt. The officers there not much of a threat, and I would have to disagree with that, especially the way that they, uh the they were used how they were bundled together and things like that. And the bear Mace is a concern. They had an officer at this yesterday, describing how much More painful and how hard that is on an officer compared to a regular pepper spray or something. Any suspects or leads In that case, I don't know if there are not She was chief fast, very, very tight lipped did not want to share anything, but she's definitely got a very intense investigation going on for these people. Somebody asked, I think about you know you had the van. You can't look up the registration and she's like, I'm not going to get in. Any of that right now. But the overall message was Look. There are people small groups who come in into these demonstrations intent on causing this kind of destruction, intent on kind of enticing the reaction that you see from police. And it's an organized effort from basically anti government people who are both in Portland here in Seattle and some of the other places we've seen demonstrations across the country, and Leslie and I also heard the Maris E that the city's office of Police Accountability will continue to investigate. Complaints made against officers hoping to hold the police accountable there. Any evidence yet that any officers did indeed act with you know this without discretion. No, not not as of yet And look. It takes time for them to dig into that. That's pretty standard. I will say, you know, there's that challenge that the black lives matter any. So you wanted the SPD and Seattle to be found in contempt of the order over the crowd control weapons. The city responded to that yesterday and saying, Basically, look, there is no evidence here so far as it's early that any officer Acted without good faith on didn't act in a reasonable way. And also they point out if there is one or two officers that do end up being found to have acted poorly that doesn't allow for the entire department should be held accountable. Cover radios. Hannah Scott. Thank you, Hannah. And while we're on the subject of policing this was the scene again in Portland last night.
"youth service" Discussed on KOMO
"Into a construction site where which resulted in several trailers being destroyed by fire. The group went from the construction site to the East Precinct. A van that was closely following the group arrived at the precinct with the group. People were seen removing items and distributing them to people within the group. These items were described as baseball bats. Pyrotechnic. It's close is a PR respirators, improvise shields and face masks. Moments later, an explosion blew an eight inch hole into the wall of the East Precinct. Because of the manner in which the vehicle was parked and abandoned. There was a real fear that it would contain explosive devices that could detonate that the vehicle is impounded. Detectives applied for a search warrant. And yesterday, a judge granted that request. The search yielded. One pyrotechnic explosives, smoke bombs bonded together and lit an unlit but able to cause large amounts of smoke that air caustic to humans. Bear spray. Using it on anything, but theirs is a federal offense. Pepper spray stun guns improvised Spike strips. A detective from US arson bomb squad will talk more about each of these items in just a moment. But in total 59 officers were injured on Saturday. What you're going to see is evidence that not everyone that come to these protests is peaceful. Peaceful protesters do not show up with a van full of bear spray, stun gun spy stripped and explosives. I'm going to turn this over to Sergeant Detective James Lee, who will describe what we're seeing in the photos. And then after that, we followed by man Durkin with some comments. They're showing video or pictures from one of the trailers at the Youth Service Center. It's hard to hear him And you can see the burned out area. But the officer has a mask on and it's very hard to hear. He has He has the pepper spray. And revised spice trips with nails. Thes air, the improvised spike strips with nails..
"youth service" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Asked we to hand out nine hundred million dollars of public money to help young people who couldn't get summer jobs because of the pandemic opposition, politicians hit the ceiling. Today Canadians learned that the for profit arm of the we charity had paid Troodos, mother, Margaret and his brother Alexander nearly three hundred thousand dollars for speaking engagements. Charlie Angus is with the left leaning. New Democratic Party whole bunch of red flags. Come up, and the more we look, the more suspect to get angry, says the devil's in the details, but more and more it's starting to look like a cover up. There's another question here. The we charity has no experience handing out government money Angus says so. Why did it get this lucrative contract in a sweetheart? No big deal with Trudeau government I think it's the sense of Hubris, and just the sheer audacity that he didn't think he was going to be a problem. Problem two billion dollars to group that he was very closely associated with without being able to show a paper trail of widest group was picked to admits he was involved in the decision to award the contract, but he says there was no favouritism because the we charity was the only possible choice we organization is the largest national youth service organization in the country. They have a networks in every corner of the country, and so far Canadian seemed to agree. Polls show that Trudeau's support has actually gone up since the controversy erupted a couple of weeks ago. To find out why I went to speak with people at high park in Toronto David Gale a communications consultant told me he can see why this scandal could hurt. Trudeau politically, but said he's willing to cut the prime minister. Some slack haven't seen.
"youth service" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The lent his support to the movement the mayor says he wants to start that the funding process here in the city by shifting some funds away from the NYPD to youth services he also says the city will take the responsibility away from police when it comes to the enforcement of unlawful street vendors and he says that ships will be given to a city agency the mayor says he's determined to dramatically change the NYPD we need to make these changes they need to be the kinds of changes that people feel right down to their neighborhood a block to the grass roots that is my mandate as demanded I'm giving myself the mayor also announcing an NYPD officer seen on video shoving a woman to the ground during one of the protest marches has been suspended without pay as has another officer seen on video pulling down the mask of a protester and masing him meanwhile governor Cuomo addressing the topic of de funding the police at his daily briefing today in Albany Cuomo talking about the lawlessness the city experienced on multiple nights over the last week every city that is still reeling from the culvert virus and now you have this night of looting that I'm telling you shook people in the city to the core you don't need police the only police that's what happens the eight PM city wide curfew that's been in place all week has been lifted for tonight that's one day ahead of schedule tomorrow the city enters phase one of the.
"youth service" Discussed on KOMO
"A thirteen year old is behind bars after king county sheriff deputies say he shot and killed a man in variant it happened Tuesday night the thirty five year old dead it was dead after being shot in the head the team has been booked into the youth service center
Seattle - 13-year-old boy arrested in shooting death of Burien man
"A thirteen year old is behind bars after king county sheriff deputies say he shot and killed a man in variant it happened Tuesday night the thirty five year old dead it was dead after being shot in the head the team has been booked into the youth service center
"youth service" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Elizabeth Warren criticizing the process there was evidence to release half of the data so I think they ought to get it together and release all of the data former vice president Joe Biden currently in fourth place saying there's no rush let's give them time the Iowa Democratic Party now taking heat for the chaos the chair blaming a coding error in the caucus apt and apologizing for the mishap ABC's which Johnson in Manchester New Hampshire where the first in the nation primary will be held Tuesday and we learned today that Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo is officially endorsing Michael Bloomberg the former New York City mayor is skipping Iowa and New Hampshire appearing before the house Judiciary Committee today FBI director Christopher ray it's the first time the director's face lawmakers since the release of the inspector general's December report that the Russia investigation was justified not a Wall Street the Dow is up three hundred ninety three points the nasdaq up twenty four you're listening to ABC news and I heard a radio station news ninety three point one KFBK I'm John but I see at eleven oh two with your top stories a Sacramento ballot measure would require the city to set aside millions of dollars each year that for children services throughout they are through a sales tax increase spokesman Jim Keady says major G. would require the capital city to annually allocate two and a half percent of the money in its general fund from tack for taxes for youth services.
"youth service" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"How does this community look to you? What do you think about the future of this community? And how do you see yourself in the future in that future because generally speaking most that young people while while they may not come right out and say this are looking for a place to belong and they know that that's in community. Yeah there and I think they're also actually in some some cases kind of looking for role models in and listen. This is going to be ninety. Nine percent unspoken right. I mean this is nobody wants to say I am looking for all. Yeah so But but there they they are watching adults learning how adults are behaving and interacting among themselves as a way to sort of model that at this and this happens in families obviously and it happens in communities to yeah absolutely I mean and I think we can all think back to points in our life where we where we longed for that and we looked for that and and you know I it for me and this really influence my role as a as a youth care worker. I had someone who I wouldn't have identified at the time but I had a mentor. It was said it was a a a a family friend who we played racquetball. And I think you know in some play. It was just once a week. We would go after school and he. We would go play racquetball. I didn't realize what was going on. But you know until much later my life and I realize that he was the first adult that I called by his first name because that felt appropriate and I learned learned so much from that sort of interaction with him about you know how to how to be a a responsible person in community how to be a good friend. Those are the kinds of relationships that young people are looking king for adults. And saying I I need to understand this. And there's a huge opportunity for for adults to engage with Youth and is there a way for adults to to connect through the Washington kind of Youth Service Bureau. Can they call you up and say you know I I would like to be a mentor. And maybe you know maybe something less formal but what about a weekly a hand hand ball game or something. Yeah you know I think I think the the easiest Way To start thinking about doing that is to look at you know at at at a prevention program like the the the basement teen center where there are teenagers for for adults to kind of come into that space and kind of be a mentor. The two things that I would say about that one. Is You know to be patient there. There's obviously a background check process. That kind of happens has to happen before we can kind of move that forward and the second is no adult even myself having done you care. Work for twenty years. Here's if I were to go into a teen center for the first time With the with the with the idea that I'm going to be you know embraced with curiosity and excitement. It's uh-huh GonNa happen work. He don't don't get over excited here. It'd be ought to be chill your airspace to kind of give it time to to sort of for you to become familiar and as you do that. That those those Those sort of barriers that we all have when going into a group of strangers. We'll start to break down and the relationships will Kinda Kinda start so with it but certainly you know. Call the service bureau interested if things move forward with with barry regardless of how it plays out You know there there will need to be in. There will be career opportunities for for adults in that community to to to be engaged In in that role as a as a as a mentor at at the site. And of course I I would say you know if if if community members are excited about youth care work and want to know more You know one way to be involved two is to call us Find out what we we do find out more about the whole array of work. That's going on here and become a supporter. We're in the middle of our annual appeal and and we need community support. One of the things that I wanted to do in having Craig on this morning to talk about the programs offered by the Youth Service Bureau is to allow you to mentioned your annual appeal because you folks are in the midst of year end fundraising right now. Is that right. We we are indeed and tell us a little bit a little bit about that What are you looking for? And how can people reach out to you. Sure so You know I think one of the things that that that maybe a lot of people don't know is that the Washington Youth Service Bureau has been a real institution in Washington County in in in Washington. Russian Kenny for Almost fifty years. Where we're we're getting there? We're we're approaching or I think are from forty-six birthday this year. So we've been we've been part of this community serving youth and families families for for so long And over that span of time certainly the the funding Portfolio in the demands of funding for for the nonprofit world has changed changed. We we've for years We're able to support most of our work through through a grant writing and federal federal and state support and more and more. What's happening is is? We're we're finding that you know. Certain costs aren't aren't covered by grants. And we're having to be a little bit more diverse in our approach and so we're really kind of What I like to frame it is is? We're coming out of of the the you know coming into the spotlight or coming out of the shadows. We've been able to kind of operate quietly doing quality youth work for almost fifty years so now it's time to start engaging with the community a little bit more and so I think our our mantra going into to all of this is about sort of taking an organization. And that's that's been here forever and just making sure that community knows that we we need. We need support we need. We need The community to to become interested in the work that we're doing and for those who can Dan to look at supporting it. What is a bigger a bigger trend? increasing demand for your services or reduced used support from From the government I would actually qualify it a little bit and say that You know what what we see. These days is is Increased over-bureaucratisation participation. So you know and it's all for good reasons. I mean I think a lot of Focus has been put on putting more and more effort on making sure that there are ways of measuring during high quality outcomes for the for the for receiving public dollars. The thing is that those those efforts take a lot more time and energy and cost and so you have have to invest in data systems. You have to really kind of be careful. There's more paperwork to get done. So if you're going to you know continue to provide the same degree of services you end. What kind of Seeing a little your costin's uprising. A little bit so I think you know demand is still there it changes it flows right now. Certainly you know one one of the things that we've been seeing quite a bit of interest bonding to the best of our ability is is a rise in in the awareness of Youth Youth homelessness in our communities. we've been serving being homeless youth for years We're we're seeing an increase in demand for those services So you know I think demand sort of changes that goes through ebbs and flows close What what what? We're definitely seeing trending around is just this Increase need to kind of put put you know the the the money into supporting reporting Demonstrating that we're actually doing quality work and that drives costs up. Yeah that's that's interesting that That I mean and I could see that being a little bit frustrating trading in it it happens in many many realms especially those that are being supported by government funding to any sense that the government is going to want to report on. Exactly what you're doing with that money and the net cost money to generate the reports sort of it's sort of a A little bit of a of a circular issue there. Yeah but I if folks want to Should they go to your website or should they go to Just put a check in the mail to you if case And if so what's the address and tells it's a little bit about how do we get donation. If you feel moved. Sure I mean. The answer is is an appreciative. Yes to both of those. So people can go to the website which is is WC Wise Dot Org And and You know They can call the main office. And this. You know I will put out there as plug this We have a twenty four hour support. Line we've still been able to kind of keep this as a as a staff line twenty four seven So you will almost always get a real person on the the phone And that we use it as an after hours support line for families who are who are struggling you know and maybe looking for Housing support Particularly when when there might be a family conflict that that is driving a young person out of the home You know and creating a runaway situation so there's always someone at nine one five one and so during business office hours if you're interested in learning more about what we do making a donation you can call that line and our Our Post Office has box and address is To seven here in Montpelier Vermont. Alright Craig pick them. Thank you so much for joining me this morning. Glad to be able to get you on our air here. You are very welcome. Thank you for the opportunity. All right. That's about it for the day. Grab show here on this Tuesday morning. Stay tuned now for our common sense radio. We'll be back tomorrow morning. A great day everybody..
"youth service" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Half hour our program on Tuesday morning December seventeenth two thousand in nineteen and. Thanks for staying with US folks been talking an awful lot about twitter this morning and its impact on some city developments up there in Burlington and police chief deputy police chief etc.. We're GONNA shift gears now though because I'm about all talked out on twitter. I don't know about you but Want to go to and and Focus on on a really worthwhile program here in the Central Vermont area. Call The Washington County Youth Service Bureau. They do a lot of work with our young folks who Some of whom are having a difficult time getting from childhood into adulthood and it's not always an easy road as I think many of us know and this scoop is very active in helping young people try to get back on. The road were Stay on the road if they are making progress In growing up in in our area here and I'm glad to say we have joining us on the phone this morning from the Washy kind of youth. Service Bureau Office. In Montpellier Craig Pinkham is with with us is the executive director there. Craig thanks so much for joining us this morning. Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate it. Yeah and tell us a little bit about the Washington County Youth Service. I bet you can do a better than I can. Well I can try. Yours is pretty pretty good. I think you you acknowledge that you know one of the the the reasons that we exist is because at the end of the day. Adolescence and young adulthood is a challenging time for for all adolescence. And so what we What we specialize? We are the primary youth serving agency here here in in Washington County We're we're dedicated solely to working on and with Issues that impact youth and young adults We work with youth typically between about the ages of twelve. And you know this is one of the really interesting things about youth work over the last ten years We're changing our understanding of when youth. In adolescence. The lessons really ends it. It used to be sort of you know you're eighteen or nineteen year an adult well. We realized now that the the brain and analysts brain science has really changed the way that we think about when in a young person really becomes a functional adult from a from a cognitive standpoint. And we realized that you now our our services are extending up to twenty you know the early twenties he's Twenty two twenty three even in some cases twenty four And maybe even a little bit older so we work with this population as they're going through one of the most significant transitions in life life and transition that can be hard not just for themselves but also for family and friends and those around them and it's a time that can be really exciting and engaging in full of all kinds of great possibility so it's it's dynamic so You hit that nail on the head. What we do is we provide an array of services for youth and families is there as they're moving through this period at it runs the gamut from pure prevention programs that are just about creating an opportunity and community for young people to be young people And explore that dynamic amick phase of life teen centers and other activities All the way up to Substance Abuse Counseling dedicated to directly to youth and young adults family counseling and supports. We work with the Department for Children and families to provide alternatives to Families who might be moving in the direction of involvement with the system or or the juvenile justice system as well. We have a residential program for young men who are transitioning out of adult incarceration And we work with those some of those youths who are transitioning out of foster care. So it's really an umbrella organization we really look at at holistic needs of young people and try. Yeah to kind of meet those needs with an array of services. How many I mean I I got it? It's waxes of Wayne some overtime. And maybe even my season or whatever but but at a given moment let's sake the current moment of you know how many young people are sort of under your umbrella right now. Yeah under the umbrella right now. That's a that's a really. I'm GonNa take a guess You know we. We usually don't slice the data quite that way. But I would say you know at any given time. We're we're probably you know we. We have our team center vary in any given day that you know. That's our teen. Center Montpellier on any given day that that teen center is going to serve between eight and thirty thirty teens All of our direct service programs that provides counseling supports sports and others. We probably have at any given time somewhere around Forty to fifty youths who are who are being seen you know again. Dan at any at any given moment is open Cases the easier way to look at it. Is You know. Throughout the course of a of any given year where serving about Five hundred youths and families families. Well let's talk about the Teen Center for a moment. I occasionally you know downtown. I parked my car outside City Hall. I see young people coming in and out of there. I know there's the teen center in there what what goes on in there so you know our our team center really serves two primary purposes one is just to create a space in community for teens to be teens. So if you were to walk into the teen center you would see musical instruments on the wall you would see you know a video game system and comfortable couches and a and a ping pong table or foosball table depending on. What's what's kind of in in vogue at the moment And you'd see some computer stations and mostly you adjust see young people Being you know young people in a casual AH atmosphere and environment Supported by adult staff members so we have a teen center director. Who is there? Who's sort of you know making sure that everybody is is safe if and and There's not there's not necessarily focused on saying every moment. The team centers open has to be sort of programming productive time. Because that's not what young people are looking for. They're looking for an opportunity to kind of be themselves in a in a place that they feel they belong in and to within community But on the back end there's has an opportunity to start developing relationships not only with the adult staff but with our with our community volunteers who can come in and spend time with the young people there and talk about you know other things whether it be whether it be sort of formal mentoring relationships or whether it be just you know. I'm here to to help You know cook the Friday Night Neil And and teach new recipe that I learned from my grandmother and so so that moment of sort of In a in a very casual relaxed environment creating that space where where those relationships can build because at at the end of the day youth where perhaps almost more than any other human services is really about helping to build relationships with young people. Because I think the common misconception exception is that the young people really are looking to you know avoid relationships with adults sort of shy away from that when in fact the inverse is true. They're really looking to understand. They know they're on the pathway to kind of becoming adults and they went to understand how to do that work well and so having adults who can be in relationship with young people Is is incredibly really important. Not only to you know to to the program but also to the young people who are participating now center opened pretty much to any teen gene wants to walk in there and And hang out and see what's going on it absolutely is. It's you know while we currently have just one team center in Montpellier They do not need to be a my pillow resident to to attend. In fact we have Youth from from Northfield from Berry and and other places who are able to kind of get their you know the logistics of getting to inform the teen center is sometimes a barrier. We don't provide transportation. That's that's not something that we're able to do but we do have You know families who who who Take advantage of it even though they're not living me but there's no there's no membership there's no charge. This is something that we've been doing free of cost since the team center's inception and I I should say because it's part of what this center is all about The the origin of the Teen Center in in Mongolia with it really was started Almost forty years ago by teens There are a group of teens who are kind of hanging out At the on the steps of City Hall and the City Pill Your approach them and said what what can we do to help. And they said we'd really like a teen center and so one was created for them and and shortly after that we organizationally got involved in running it but it still is a space that has really run by and and with the input of the of the young people themselves. And now there's talk I understand of possible. Ah Very very fledgling idea understand still possible new teen center in Berry. Yeah so I was actually just talking with Had A meeting with the with the mayor this morning. We've we've been talking about this for for a while and bury the City Council has dedicated some space and has has kind of move forward with the idea the recognition that they want to teen Centring Berry. You know we one of the other things that we do that we didn't talk about because it's not quite as Germane to the to the listening audience but we also have a number of statewide programs Part of our mission is to really promote and develop youth care work throughout the state and longtime ago when there was more prevention dollars available For for nonprofit youth service work we had a coalition of teen centers and we helped to develop teen center so not only are experience but our experience working with teens centers around the state. We we know that the the the the the concept of Teen Center to the outside sort of let's go. It's just a place where youth need to go. So you get some donated couches you get donated ping pong table. And you're you're you're good to go when when anyone who's had anything to do with the Teen Center knows that a teen center is a space when done correctly For High Quality Youth Care Work to happen. And and anytime you do that A far more sort of thinking and planning and budgeting has to go into that. Then I think a Lotta people sort of think Gee we can just kind of staff it with volunteers and and it'll all be good So what we're doing with the city of various really working slowly and carefully through the if in fact we can figure out how to support. Would it and pay for it in a sustainable way We're we're more than supportive in in in in the idea of having something like this in Berry There's been a group at spalding. That has group of students who've sort of indicated that one of the things that they would like to see in their community as a as a place teen center The library is a is a place where a lot of young people congregate. and that's fantastic. It's a fantastic way to use that resource but it's also a shared community space and so having a dedicated space for teens. This is something that the the city's really interested when I said what does he teenagers around town and and occasionally you'll glimpse of an interaction between the teenagers and Nadal's just like on mainstream stadium or whatever Occasionally there seems to be a little bit of I dunno stand-offishness or Arabia. Even almost some fear it seems and I don't know if you know what I'm talking about there but I'm just wondering what do you want to say to adults about our teen population around here. Yeah I used to do a lot of youth development training and Youth Work Training and I used to call the the Cross ca street ah Ca Syndrome. I'm where where you know. The typical reaction for an adult might be when looking at a group of young people Is You know they see them on the street and they literally cross the street walk the rest of the way down on the no you know kind of make a u-curve right back onto the other side and then it's clear that there's some avoiding you know behavior going on and what I would say that it's it's really interesting to to sort of observe COSC- that Because you know the the average Adult won't necessarily sort of have that same reaction to a group of adults that are that are congregating. So something's going going on in our brain when we think of God young people rate what I would say is take opportunities to to get to know them. I think a lot of if the misconceptions that exist around around youth and young people are really about Just that they're they're misconceptions There is something really amazing going on in the human mind as it goes through the developmental process of of adulthood a emerging into adulthood so much changing so much as is happening as the brain is making news social connections New ways of thinking and seeing the world new ways of understanding. You know it's the personality of the self and what I would say to those adults is. This is the moment to engage not to move across the street and go in the other direction but to actually sort of reach out to that young person or that group of young people and say hey. How does this community look to you? What do you think about the future of this community? And how do you see yourself in the future in that future because generally speaking most that young people while while.
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"Go down the The baking goods or whatever it was and so he's asked to stop me and complain about the media in over saturated coverage of OJ An and so We're in. We're walking to the front of the store. And I pointed at the news rack. There was a New York Times there and he picked up the front page and there was one story about. OJ and seven about other other topics. And I said you could read any these seven stories. You know it's really. It really is much more up to the reader. I mean you you can spend all your time in the store and the cookie. I'll or in the produce aisle and you'll have different complaints about food quality. You know so that's right. You Know People WanNa complain about the media. I WANNA say gee she be more specific If you're reading if you're reading tabloids and junk you're you're going to get silly ideas and half baked thoughts but but you know if you're not happy with the New York Times Great. Read The Guardian Wall Street Journal read the La Times sure. Read the The New York review of books absolutely. Hey David is a good point. Thanks very much for the call appreciate it. Let's go to Bruce in Essex. Good Morning Bruce. Hi Dave how are you. I'm well how are you doing good. I don't use twitter. I've often asked if people who use twitter are twits but anyways that's now stop at. Yeah I I was too good either. I I've been thinking about this Somewhere in my basement in a bookshelf. I have Aldous Huxley's brave New World World and a great guy named Neil Postman back in the eighties wrote a book amusing ourselves to death that served communications at Nyu. Oh and and he talked about his well-focused on or rose nine nineteen eighty-four however we're evolving more towards the World Huxley decide decide we need to be titillated you know. We need pleasure short attention spans. And all this stuff and you know twitter in many ways represents all that and and while there may be some quote value within the context of today's Times. I'm wondering we need the larger discussion of where we've evolved as a society and as a culture where would become dependent on these kinds of media That's what concerns me older all so I I'll I'll stay away from twitter and you know I was in politics for a long time who writes trump's tweets. Well Eliot are they all trump. You know as well as I do. Politician puts out or not bad. They likely didn't write it. I sign off on it and then the other thing is talk to it and that's what concert. Recently trump tweets something about Trade deals with the Chinese Do are are they designed to move the market and even in short term ways and that trump is He has his confreres his family. Who knows what's GONNA be happening ahead of time? And they play the market on it. I mean I think that there are so many implications from this that we really need a deep look at At what is going on just not with the president of states with so many other things so I can't condemn people for using twitter twitter. I won't but I I won't use it myself. It just is just such a knee jerk. React if things in so many ways That I think it's a dangerous off. Well that's that's a I mean. Here's here's a concern. I would have for you bruce. which is that And I sending a little bit with a with a woman new call twenty minutes ago or so and said that she just looking at twitter for the first time and it was not a technical person and so on. Are we going to end up in a sort of a divided have and have not a world where some people are are in the twitter verse others are not and therefore there's a whole lot of discourse happening that is not involving as many people as that might otherwise. Well don't forget I curse. I Read The New York Times I read The Washington Post. I read the Guardian. I read other things review a book. they end up up covering twitter announcements so much smoke. You get by so there you go man all right. Thanks for the offers. Hey let's go to guy in Berlin good morning guy. Hey you You mentioned The Bible few minutes ago. Yeah to to quote a certain uh-huh phrase. There's nothing new under the Sun. I ever that about the debt. We're entertaining ourselves to death. I just read this morning. Where where St Augustine in in the fourth century criticized other Roman citizens? He said you decry to follow the Empire. Even as you're going to the theater well and yes and somebody. Somebody's playing the fiddle. While the city Burns yes and you know I guess I guess my question for you is is is. Are you comfortable with major personnel decisions hinging on what happened on twitter. Well if if for chocolate oh The the BROWNS and thing I I agree with what you're saying about the lying lying but but you know I have a real problem with public officials who have one face. It's very responsible. We're very responsive to the public yup and then behind the scenes. It's nice to have a lot and this is just one particular example. I don't know anything about this. Charlie Winkelmann but he just just seems like a guy who you know. He's got some strong opinions and was surreptitiously being punished. You know whether that means the guy should lose his job auburn. And I don't know about that but you know yeah. I'm just asking the question. I'm not really sure where I come down in this. Frankly but I I You know I guess it would part of it is part of a two is is when you say. He's being punished Winkelmann being punished. I sort of say well you know as when I was working as a reporter I used to say that you know not only am I looking for. Public officials have somewhat of a thick skin. But I I gotTa have a thick skin myself. So if you're going to be a critic get ready folks. That may be one one lesson for some of this but who knows I mean a lot of all the all these Thoughts some expressing subjects to double checking later on in the middle of the night. When I say why the hell did I say that a guy? Thank you so much for the call I appreciate it. I'm going to go to bill in ran off. Good Morning Bill. I just have a short comment or a question. Are you familiar with Cambridge Jenna LYRICA and I'm concerned about elections in this. This sort of I don't twitter by the way but I'm concerned about elections and There's a DVD called trumping democracy. Yeah I listen I think I. I think you're onto something there. Big Time in terms of this stuff does have an impact. It is worth analyzing from that perspective for sure deeply and carefully and really wondering wondering and worrying about it frankly so the fact that you raise Cambridge Analytica in this context. It's right here. That whole that whole story of of organizations alleged impact on the twenty sixteen election for instance. It's a big affect on the twenty twenty. Yes Sir all right well I gotta go because we're coming up to our body our newspaper and I appreciate the call very much. Thank you We're GONNA go As I mentioned to Were you about ready to go to. CBS News and Some words from a COUPLA a-plus sponsors here and shift gears a little bit the last half hour of the program. It's morning here from.
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"Show scroll down a bit. You'll come up with a list of our are recent programs by guests and topic and all that sort of thing so if you want to hear our conversations about twitter about its impact on the city of Arlington in recent days weeks months. You itunes here all of this show for today. We're also going to be talking a little bit about tomorrow's coming impeachment vote in Washington. I believe we'RE GOING TO BE GETTING Steve Dorsey. CBS News on on the line with us very shortly. By the way as I mentioned our podcast I also WanNA mention it sponsor. We WanNA thank the Warren store. The Friendly Funky almost world-famous Warren store for it's sponsorship of our podcast. That's something we appreciate very much and all right. Let's go to Steve Dorsey. He's on the line with us from Washington. Good Morning Steve Morning. CBS CBS news is on and I really appreciate you joining us so tell us what's the what's the what's the mood like down there on on impeachment eve. Well I think think exhausted of course especially following all these late night hearings. We've been covering over the last week. Now we finally get to this moment in history in the house in which Donald Trump will likely become the third president that the House votes to impeach to the Senate so it is in historic day. We're expecting tomorrow with with all of Washington focused on that now. I is there any talk any chatter at all about the idea of. I guess it's really two votes. You have one vote to to pass articles of impeachment and in another wrote to message them to the Senate. Is there any talk of delaying the second vote and trying to Get strategic about you know the timing of of that passage to the Senate. Well listen. There's always some last minute. Maneuvering on both sides of the aisle. That is always a possibility and and it's always a possibility that timing might not go to plan because sometimes the inevitable will happen which is What Democrats who control valves want to get done? But Republicans pins can easily throw a monkey wrench into that Forcing a late night. Vote more mixing it with other legislation. doing their best at least create Havoc for House Speaker Pelosi havoc is always something. That's fun to create if you're if you're in the mood to themselves so yeah I guess that could be hey And the other thing I wanted to ask about as things over to the Senate assuming that it does at some expeditious fashion it. It goes in front of a judiciary chairman a majority Jordan leader. Who had both pretty much told us what they see the outcome being What are people saying about whether that's okay well? People are concerned that essentially actually the Senate which is jury is colluding with the defense with the White House and they've predetermined the outcome of this Senate trial which is the president will be acquitted That's what we've been hearing at least from the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham and from majority leader Mitch Mcconnell so those are two key figures there Democrats Want to call witnesses. They want a fair trial. They want perhaps a longer trial than Republicans want. They don't want to justify this impeachment But remember the house is sending over a prosecutor to this so that prosecutors gonNA work to their hardest really to find a way to Play out the trial. There was some talk the prosecution she team including Justin Amash the former Republican representative from Michigan. Who became an independent? This past fall. It sounds like that. May that idea may have been a flash in the pan in this kind of fading now is that is that a good way to read it. Yeah I think perhaps Democrats Don't WanNA use this as a vehicle for politics however some would say it's already been used as a vehicle for politics but They WANNA see a more professional approach to this case As they try I to build The reason for conviction and removal from office not only to the Senate but to the American public is is really Just a a whole remarkable sequence of events occurred so far and of course we have more to come. I mean I really get a sense. That folks are kind of wondering how this will all play out in including some of those was involved because you you never know how exactly how the how when you hit the tennis ball. The other rackets GonNa hit it back at you. Yeah exactly And you know in politics. Everything is uncertain until it certain. So there's there's so much to go on and especially in in a big political Michael high-stakes situation like this. Yeah well I guess we'll we'll continue to keep an eye on it with your help Steve Dorsey. CBS News and all your team down there. We're really appreciating getting our partnership with CBS's WD. Thanks for joining us this morning. Great Merry Christmas you to a rich from Huntington's online good morning rich. Good Morning Dave. I wanted to give you some recognition and thanks for your comments that maybe we shouldn't be taking commentary on the Internet too seriously. I mean You know that's where the danger lies isn't taking social commentary whether it's just general Anything from Comments on a news site to twitter word to facebook. I mean I don't get involved in that kind of stuff but I mean it's it's just opinions and who cares if there's a legitimate name associated with it. I think when people we'll call your show they give a name and a town but even though there's caller ID can anyone really verify that the person calling up is actually had by that name and lived in town and does it matter you know you make a really good point rich Obviously I- I urge people to be honest about who they are and where they're from and You know that sort of to me. That's that's part of Of the civil discourse we try to promote honest on a show like this one And just general honesty I think is is is a is an important value here that I occasionally. I'll get on people's cases if I can catch if I catch them in a lie. You've heard me do that. I'm sure before And and I am and I I do value that and and and it's sort of I guess it's just kind of traditional old fashioned. Dare I say conservative point of view to think that stuff is important. Important the I but the world does seem to be changing and I must say People are taking whether whether I think it's a good idea eighty or not and I and I guess what I've been the main emotion I've been expressing. I think so far. It's kind of surprised that People are are taking twitter as seriously as they they are taking it. But I mean here we have as a as I said earlier A president of the United States who seems to do more official policy pronouncements by twitter her then by anything in writing coming out of the White House you know used to be the White House with issue a policy paper now and then in previous administrations or The president would get up and make a speech or lists some things he wanted to do in the state of the Union address. That kind of thing These days it's you know. This president is tweeting sometimes. Sometimes a hundred times a day and And that is that certainly is a different thing And maybe that's here to stay maybe all presidents from now. I want to do that. I I don't know I mean it would be interesting to see whether you know if in fact One of the Democrats manages to Defeat Donald Trump this year whether we would still have a similarly active Twitter stream from the from the White House That we've had these last years here. I I just don't know it's a it's a hard thing to figure out. Well his you know the president. I mean that's going to the extreme. And now you've got just anonymous people calling into radio shows and this kind of at the end of the extreme got the president of the United States excuses that he doesn't get a fair shake from the media. And this lets his unfiltered ideas. Get out there. I think there are a little too unfiltered filtered. But now we've got a middle ground here where we have it. People thinking it's a big deal for a constitutionally sworn officer of the law in a medium sized city in the United United States to to put out anonymous social media commentary and. I don't think that's that big of a deal. I mean I guess people are evenly split on whether it's it's a bigger deal that he did commentary anonymously against one of his detractors or the fact that he lied to a reporter about it. Yeah I mean again. I'm I'm I do take more seriously the lies I you know this is a classic case of the cover up being worse than the crime. If you ask me lying is lying has been a bad thing for a long time going back to the Bible and so people are well aware of that whether setting up a fake twitter account I mean I in a sense. That's a lie because you're lying about who you are and so on but I so I don't know we're we're figuring this out as we go kind of groping in the dark or at least I am so he rich. Thanks for the call. I got a couple of others coming in so I'm going to jump. I appreciate it. Let's go to David at Burlington. Good Morning David Interested interesting to hear you talk about twitter. This morning My perspective is that twitter is simply a medium Let's not confuse it with the content of the medium. Yup I think the medium is the message. Then you disagree with Marshall Ah I do you know. You can't characterize newspapers because there are thousands of newspapers. Newspaper is simply a medium what townhouses what's contained there in now. I too am a little surprised to see twitter becoming quite as important as these days but it it is my favorite social media. And I'll tell you why When I started using it I simply started to follow? Journalists journalists use his twitter to share their writing Yep feel have an offer from the Wall Street Journal or The New York Times sharing another another author's work and saying hey look at this so twitter has simply become a news agriculture for me. Yeah can be used that way for short now if you follow. Donald Trump on twitter. You're going to get a bunch of sophomoric. Nonsense half baked ideas. And ill conceived thoughts lots but if you follow interesting people people who are professional journalists Nobel Prize winners scientists he then Italians Etcetera Etcetera. You're going to get more interesting content. That's a good point too. I mean you. Do you design your own media intake and and And people who blame the media for their own media and take remind me of Iran in a I in the grocery store wants. This is back in the nineties the OJ J Simpson trial was going on and it was all all the rage and all the talk etcetera etcetera and he was complaining the meek or seize your reporter was then working for the is this reporter..
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"FM and am and we are back continuing into our second hour. WE'RE GONNA BE TALKING IN A few minutes with Steve Dorsey. CBS News about Goings on in Washington related to preparations for what we believe will be a vote tomorrow in the full House of Representatives on whether to impeach the president of the United States States Donald J trump. But before we get to that. Let's go to a A listener who's on the line has been waiting patiently to get a word in edgewise year. I believe Diana's with us from Burlington Morning Diane. Yeah I'm here. Well I just got really curious. Everybody was complaining about you know so I went back to twitter and checked it out and I loved good videos a lot of times. I don't even read the other tweets. Great Videos let me tell you You know the Are you are you fairly new to twitter. Have you checked out much before they tried to get me into it when I was a tea partier. But you're very mechanical. Yeah Yeah I think that's one thing to recall here Worthwhile is that a lot of folks out. There are still either like never use twitter war or have you checked out a couple of times but don't have daily habit of it and then there are other people in our society who basically live on it. They just do so much of their stuff on on twitter and to some extent on facebook but it seems like twitter is even more when it gets into somebody's life becomes even more ubiquitous. I mean more more present more More it's always there. Yeah and and and the So I it's just kind of a strange thing and I and I and I think it's really worth thinking about and and trying to analyze its impact on our lives and and the degree to which the odd thing is that it's got a huge impact and some people's lives including the lives of people that are important figures in our community. You know the mayor the police chief the check out the president but I did not check out the mayor or the police. You ought to do that. Yeah well it sounds like you may be getting twitter. Diane I answer I welcome to the twitter verse. I guess I don't even turn the computer on mostly. Yeah well that's That and a a lot of our listeners a year of WD Eve you're like that they And you know. I'm a little bit sympathetic. I like the fact that when People WanNa push a button or or do get do anything electric. They're they're what they're doing is reaching for their radio in two D in the Dave Graham show. That's my bias. Hay Day and thanks for the call I really appreciate it. Okay all righty. Hey by the way to four four one seven seven. Seven is our local number here in Waterbury toll free number one eight seven seven.
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"How'd you know that no? I'm not calling about twitter. I wanted to talk to Colin. That would have been a special treat. Have you know who's doing the WHO's good gut it I wanted to ask them about SNL. I I don't care what what you're talking about the twitter stuff I mean I I I thought you guys we're GonNa talk about you know promoting his show. I guess you were getting there but anyways I I want to talk to Colin Quinn. I don't WanNa talk to Dave Graham. Sorry about taking all right. Well call another time when you WanNa talk to me and have a good day. Wow I guess I know when I played second fiddle. So there you go. We hope we'll get Colin Quinn back. I don't know exactly We didn't have a specific time limit. Or whatever the report stated ahead of the show here. I was hoping that we'd be chatting right up to the top of the hour with Colin. Quinn I did have a couple more questions I wanted to ask him. Including maybe we'd give it a taste of the upcoming show. He's going to be doing it higher. Ground this Friday evening here in Burlington and he is He's a he's a quite a trenchant guy. He he really has a lot of a lot of interesting observations to make about things and he shows a coming to the higher ground is Called the wrong side of history and we we are Proud to be Helping him get the word out about it here on. WD the Dave Graham Show and If I'm curious to know what are are says. We have a few minutes to spare here if there are listeners out there were thoughts about About twitter and its role in Sort of shaping history. It's literally true that now that the history of the city of Burlington has has turned to to no small degree in the last last of really seventy two hours and it all started with twitter now Maybe as Rama from williamstown wanted to tell me several Half half hour or so ago that I'm missing the boat here that I shouldn't be shocked by this and the twitter is a real thing and it's here to stay and it's and it's a An important place to do public discourse scores these days and so. Let's all attention I that's still something May. Maybe it's a matter of teaching an old dog new tricks here. but I'm still getting used to that idea. I guess is an and I think to some degree because there's so much on twitter that Were people don't seem to be taking things seriously really You know there's just so much SNARK and So much show satire and so much razzing of other people and insults and all the rest of it that It it has given me a taste. You know when I when I go on twitter and I do have as I mentioned to twitter accounts. Don't use as a much. You're welcome to follow and you'll be bored Maybe I'll start start getting more active so you'll be less bored but Wow this is This is really quite a quite a phenomenon on that we have these fake accounts that And it makes me wonder. Is this a really common thing for not just police officers. We have the chief and the deputy chief both with fake fake. Social Media Accounts They'll del Bozo was doing that on twitter for all of an hour and then they come out that the deputy chief Jan rate was doing doing that on facebook. And and maybe there's a role for that You know people are looking at John writes account and saying there's as is a Colin mine was saying earlier that he was talking to one journalist who said that Jan writes comments on her facebook fake facebook account for like something that this journalist mom would say. Hey and I looked at some of them. They seem pretty reasonable. And so very interesting. Hey You know what Colin Quinn rejoins us now so glad to say thanks for getting back with us. Sorry that's all right. That's okay I had to filibuster there for a little bit but I it's so so give us a taste of your Friday. Show what are you going to be talking about. Well I'm going to be talking about obviously what we just talked about the Internet and and the whole the whole idea of of of society like you know I mean my lehrer show is really about The civil war that this country's you know in or GonNa have the wars you know and now it's sort of like I'm just wondering like what's the end game for all of us here like everybody it. Just it's fascinating because everyone knows also a problem you know in society right. Yeah but it's like everybody just keeps going because and then you start to realize. Oh that's how things happened. In the history of the world people were just like. Yeah well what are we going to do about it. We all know what's happening but he can't stop things so it's kind of like that's where I feel like we're at now every just kind of running around you you know not getting along and the way it always happens in my view is people from the you don't you and this is worse than that. By the way is that you don't get to decide who speaks for you so for example. You don't get to to decide who represents you so right now. Let's take the Democratic candidates for example right so couple of them are probably reasonable yet. You you don't get to decide that the Internet the extremists elements of progressive. People will decide. It won't be people going. Oh this person's okay. Ah like Buddha judge now under the gun and for whatever reason Bernie is like now almost like you have to. If you don't toe the line ideological if you don't really march lockstep with the most you know very linked people of you party right or left you'll get you'll get pushed aside and that's Porsche a lot of that has to do with the Internet so being any in any way. Moderate is now a bad thing. Yeah where it's a sell out or considered You know so so the and anybody has a history of taking corporate money which is ridiculous because who could not you know what I mean and just it's crazy it's it's it's getting weirder and weirder so it's like there's no nobody intelligent speaks each honestly because that would be a dumb move. You Know I. I've checked out some of your stuff and and I mean you are definitely a trend observer of International Affairs National Affairs. And I WANNA ask you one thing. We think seems to be heating up again with North Korea. I mean these just kind of weird right here you just said but I mean imagine if we got into some kind of real problem with somebody around the world so things are heat up with North Korea. My son I want to ask you this my son my son said That if it ends up with trump and Kim going Mano Amano. He's betting on the fat guy with the weird hair. Do you think that's safe bet. That's a great line. I thought so too. But here's this. He's head part physician wearing now as a country country Something with Cam is the only thing. Take US 'cause we impact us. Nothing an outside force where people Alexa go. Oh so now. It's life and death so I'm not going to be you know fighting over the minutiae you know what I mean like. That's almost like that. It's almost like what what has has to save you after nine. Eleven whenever they got along for a few months and God forbid but the country right you know I mean that's the truth about everything you know. I tell people like if you really wanted to solve Israeli Palestinian conflict you would have outside force a fake force course attack them both of you know. Yeah Yikes and they'd be like. Oh that's the only way you'd have. I don't know if I'm ready to go there. But let's we'll we'll both keep thinking about it like I get you part of that so call it. What time is this show on Friday night? Seven eight o'clock at higher higher ground and I'm sure it'll be a great.
"youth service" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Thousand and nineteen and one injured. Is My next guest. We're honored honored to have on the program. Here Colin Quinn. He is a nationally known comedian general observer of the world and events. He is a former Anchor for on the weekend. Update segment of Saturday night live. He has had many appearances on national TV. Including with people. Like Stephen Colbert Seth Meyers and so on and and He's going to be at the higher ground up in the Burlington area of coming this Friday evening the the twentieth of December is going to be doing a show he's labeled labeled the wrong side of history so maybe ask him a little bit about what that is about upcoming Colin Quinn. No welcome to the Dave Graham. Show thanks for joining us off on wall and I just got to ask you first off. I mean you've been you've been on with Seth Meyers. You've been on with Stephen Colbert. You've been weekend update Saturday night live. It doesn't get much but I mean how does how does it feel finally make the big diamond beyond the Dave Graham Cher wd. Yeah I'll try to keep it. I'll try to keep it. Aw Okay no we really we really appreciate it and and I I know you are. I've been reading up a little bit on on on your staff and I gotTa say you have a unique view of the world. One thing that I saw recently I was doing a little reading and I discovered that you had Opined in the past that in the separation seperation of powers of our federal government A lot of people here in civics class and it's all about the legislative the judicial and the executive branches of government. But you you actually have. I think observed that it's more like Moe Larry and curly. I don't remember saying that but yeah it makes sense because I guess I guess well Mo- would be the president's personnel Kinda. Know think about it who's lying. WHO's calling I? Guess the a positive ultimately. I think we'd do. I think we need to refresh this right. Now it's really timely. Given what's going on and everything so you know. As long as he was maybe in the course of this half hour. We'll we'll we'll write a new a new script for it and you can use it on Friday night when you come when when when you come to higher ground because it it's GonNa. I'm sure it's going to be an excellent show. I mean you your tour is right now is called the wrong side of history. Do I have that right. Yes and why are you on the wrong side of history. Well everybody is in my opinion because I feel like every mistake mistake every civilization makes is thinking that you manage evolves instead of just realising. It's out of out of forces evolve but human nature stays as the same like even when you look at the Internet. We love to take people down to just like when time began. You know what I mean town squares that when they were just you know flog people are Joe. Blue states are not very evolved. Evan isn't it. Isn't that amazing. I this is really fascinating because and you should know this I I actually wanted to tell you this. In the course of our conversation this morning you come into the Burlington area you should know. The big news is happening in our in our local town. Here it's just. It's pretty phenomenal. The the former now former police chief a man named Brandon. Del Pozzo been in the city about about four years and And he he got into trouble because he said of a fake twitter account round last fourth of July for all of an hour and and he And he started put up all these snarky tweets about a man living in the city of named Charles Winkelmann Great Dame and the chief. The police chief called the. It's called his twitter account winkle watchers and was basically dumping on this Guy Winkelmann. Who's been dumping on a Police Department and the chief Sarah Sarah era and All in a fake twitter account couple weeks later of reporter from local weekly seven days calls up the chief says hey chief. I'm hearing that you put up a fake twitter account and picking on Charles. Winkelmann is true in the chief. Denied it like a dozen times a thirty six minute interview so the so you know the cover up is always worse than the crime. Walk the chief so the chief the chief it gets into hot water and you know all these months later and finally all comes out long story short. They held a news conference yesterday. Announcing the achieve resignation from the Burlington Police Department. They appointed a woman named Jan Right. Deputy police chief as interim police chief later on yesterday afternoon and she goes to the mayor and says hey mayor by the way I have a fake facebook account. So maybe I'm in hot water to and so the she's now demoted back to deputy and they they try not and not the other deputy as the as the acting police chief in Burlington and I know this is all really weird to me. Because I'm still trying to get used to the existence of twitter and it take twitter seriously and and to think that you know city policy and personnel decisions going to be made based on anything related to this strange phenomenon. That symbolized by a little blue bird makes me think. What are we doing you talking writing a lot about this community with the fact that that missile so much a part of our identity individual go go where you know? We're really does matter. You know because on the one hand like even five years ago I go. What are the in idiot? You have a job like that you oh can't be going on facebook and twitter but now we know if you're not on you don't feel part of society so I get why they're on but other doing the sake attack you know he's like hey I wanNA fight back against this guy but you should know that if you're an authority that somebody's GonNa catch you you know and eh I mean how can you not have the perspective to go you know what this is a minefield but I understand nowadays that everybody's like but I have to be on or it don't exist. Is that weird. I mean there is a lot of pressure there. I must say I will resist it. I'm I have a twitter account. In fact I think I have to now one official radio radio station account and the other one of my personal account I I use them. If you add them together I use them less than once a week. So sparingly his best and the other thing yeah. There's another thing I've been thinking about lately. Is I see the people that go what I call twitter crazy. You know where you watch them build this addiction. It's it's obviously some kind of it obviously. Hit something if not just about what is it appears on the surface. There's something going going on. Psychologically because you'll watch certain people start to build install it a couple of tweet. Hey Yeah you know and then you watch them grow manic and go obsessed and then to the point where I hate their guts on social media. Even though you meet them in person like that person's Norma look. I mean I'm not telling people I'm talking about hundreds of people. Yeah I I know what you mean. It is a really bizarre kind of a kind of an experience out there and and I mean I guess it is a little like addiction to drugs or something because because you can get totally caught up in it and I. Sometimes I used to think when people were first telling me you know. I worked as a journalist for a long time. Vermont in the last few years of my career doing nat I people were telling me you gotta be on twitter. You gotTa Build Your brand you gotta be on facebook. You GotTa do this and I sort of think I sort it would say to people I folks I. I kinda already have a fulltime job. I thought like writing stories. You know I was a pretty busy guy as a reporter even before. They told me I should spend hours a day on twitter so You know I never. I mean that's part of the issue is just the time sync problem album of the social media and then and then and then you sort of say so if I'm gonNA spend hours a day on social media what else am I giving up. What what'd what did I used to do with that time? Exactly and it'd be and like you said that much time it's really it's we've we finally lost it. You know yeah finally cracked but it but it really is an interesting. The psychology behind is really interesting. Because would mean that you know what I mean like. Maybe I need to change my thinking I have the I had a caller call up twenty minutes ago or so and say that I was sort of Pooh poohing twitter and say how is it that people even taking this stuff seriously enough to fire a police chief chief or whatever yeah I never take it seriously myself and you know you need to get with it basically. This is where the world is happening these days. And and maybe that's right. Maybe I need to go and spend some serious time on twitter and really start to speak the language and and You know doing always least studies and what everyone is saying. You know people want time. They spent on social media the more depress you take the same thing with TV. It's like you know on the one hand if you do you watch. TV instead of read like in eighteen sixties. You obviously not going to be coming down on the other hand it's like You know the Kings when he finally drank the thing and then he became popular again. You remember that parable the king. The town's insane and it's like so if you didn't watch TV and you're just reading in nineteen sixty seven making all these references and you. I don't know what they're talking about because you don't watch TV. The same thing happening with social media. I guess you know where it's like. You have to drink the wine and makes you mad right now because Yeah so in a way you're even though you're right the smartest move tell you right now just drink it with the rest of us that that's what it is. The Cup keeps coming fast. I keep going and finally one of these days all okay there we go. Every agrees is not nobody. Nobody thinks healthy. That's for sure. Yeah well I mean it must be a way to await a navigated it that We're we're in. You can still have some kind of a balanced life. I don't I don't know exactly Well I just I just go on and make like ironic you. The statements all day. I never I never. I never say anything sincere in my in my years on twitter since you and I wanted to go back to that from one because you see me. That's a really good point Colin and it because I think a lot of people regard twitter as a place to just engage in kind of goofiness and and and frankly as probably a good reason that people need a place to go and be goofy and if twitter is going to be serious twitter is going to be regarded as this major. And I guess you with this president and it's now a place for international statecraft and national national policy setting and etcetera economic the economic. I mean we we a new stock markets with a tweet. I mean that's just to me is like what and a so so if twitter is going to be that then maybe we need yet another social medium idiom call snark or something where people can just go on kind of ragged each other and have fun. You know how you're all elements like that already. uh-huh yeah I know but they need to be sorted out better because I think people don't understand that I mean all going on I. Could you imagine this police chief. He's got this guy in town name. Winkelmann who's of crack and he goes on crises called winkle watchers and so far we're having fun just like the very name winkle watcher sounds like he's trying to the fun right so all of a sudden. Now it's as big serious thing where you lose your job over it and he also lied about it later. which is you know again the cover of course lew Lecomba the cover up worse than the crime but but it but still I just I think we all I personally need to get used to this idea? That hat that twitter is is something to be taken seriously right after the show. Go on there. I'M GONNA take down my fake twitter account which I've been calling at Real Donald Trump. I don't know if you knew that one but I'm only kidding folks it is it is something something very strange changing society with all the stuff. Yeah it really bizarre. It's really really bizarre. And you are I'm sure you have you been to the Burlington area before. Oh Yeah I was there a couple of years ago addition as you can I call you back because I have another call. I have to take on this other line at nine. Oh all right yeah. That's cool let's let's let's let's let's go ahead and we'll we'll we'll do that. Thank you very much. Call you back in about ten minutes by sounds good. Hey see from Newport's online good morning. Ziggy you're an analog man in a digital world what are you doing about twitter..
"youth service" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Host Dave. Graham Good morning reminded. These Tuesday December the seventeenth two thousand nineteen. We a good program lineup for you today. The first hour of the show is going to be a call in show as in Collin Mine of digger is going to be joining us To talk about some recent Vermont about news stories and boy. There's some news out of Burlington last couple of days As well as other places. We'll be getting into that and it just a moment in the second half hour we're going to be visited by the telephonically telephonically. Anyway by a Colin Quinn. He is a well known. Nationally known comedian and observer of just world events and general life in general etcetera era he Former host of the anchor of the weekend update Segment on Saturday night live. He's appeared with people like Stephen. Colbert Seth Meyers and so on. And we're honored to have him on our show this morning in the second half hour later on in the program we're GONNA be talking with Craig Pinkham. He's he's executive director of the Washington. County Youth Service Bureau about the terrific work that organization is doing Making sure that our young folks here in the central area stay on the On the good track life and get back on the good track if they have veered and So we'll be talking with pink about some of that. In the second half hour and interspersed I am among that. We're I think we're going to be having a conversation with one of our. CBS News Correspondents Just a good full show for you this morning. So stay with us the whole two hours if he can. It's going to be a a good ride and want to go straight I to our first guest who is calling minor. Bt Dig or one of our regulars here and always appreciate Collins Insights and Knowledge College of what is going on in the news slow in Vermont. Good Morning Colin warranted. Hey I wanted to check in with you in part because huge story breaking out of Burlington the last couple of days involving the police chief now the deputy chief and etc.. What's going on up there? Yeah it's really remarkable. Oh fallout from From a blog post last Monday then turned into a seven days story on Friday and has since led to the resignation of Burlington police chief Wrandell Pozzo. Who I believe is a fairly frequent guest of this fine radio show And so he started this burner twitter account this sort of fake twitter account That was explicitly set up to sort of counter a Activists who had been very critical of sort of police use of force as well as some sort of housing issues in Burlington. Kind of a guy named Charles Winkelmann and and this account was called winkle watcher and I it just sort of it talked about how you know. Winkelmann was sort of this disease. That people often caught and it was a very sort of tongue in cheek parody parody type of thing but sort of typically going out for this Particular activists that activist is some sort of investigations into this account. Realize that the last two digits of the phone number linked to the account where the same as the phone number linked to the Burlington police account as well as pose personal account Sort of try to put doing together. They're in a blog post And then seven days Interviewed Camera Miro Weinberger Who admitted that indeed This poses account And Interestingly del close had lied for you know a number of times in previous interviews when he was asked directly about this question so he Apparently submitted his resignation on Sunday that was announced by Mayor Weinberger yesterday and then we got a statement at Just before seven o'clock yesterday evening reading Saying that the woman who Jan right who had been the deputy police chief and she was promoted to be the interim police chief that she had informed Weinberger On Monday afternoon that she had set up a fake facebook account under a separate name And she was sort of using that to raise issues around around criminal justice and community policing it seemed like a much less sort of nefarious use of a fake media account it was basically to sort of have have somewhat sensitive discussions with members of the community about policing and that sort of thing. It wasn't meant to really proud or ridicule anyone but obviously had sort of shades does the same thing that Then done by Doco and therefore she was demoted. Back to deputy chief and another deputy John Muir add is now the acting police chief and he assured Mayor Weinberger that he Had Not used any anonymous. Those are media account which seemed to qualify him for the job so one key distinction here is that as a Jan right stays in her job at that she had previously. Which is deputy chief? That's correct their investigation ongoing into her. I used to that and I think it's really a precautionary measure. It doesn't seem like she was using it and sort of any negative way. But we'll see what they find. Yeah I mean I read a few posts. A lot of them seem to be Fairly anodyne and kind of like asking other people to cut the negativity mainly but that was about the as harshly. She you know sort of Burlington reporter said it was the type of facebook posted. His mom would make so really anything to offensive and I mean we got to unpack this column because this is there's so much here that is just kind of makes makes me Kinda WANNA slapped my forehead that my head's getting sore So I mean first off one one thing that I think we need to establish here is is is that a ah part of me wants to say really. People are taking twitter this seriously really and and I guess maybe this is just me I. I sort of felt for years like twitter is sort of new on the scene and so much of it is devoted the snark and satire and finger-wagging Wagging and so on and so forth that the idea that it would be taken seriously to the extent that you know you'd have very serious personnel decisions. It's made on it made based on anything happening there. I I don't know I just I'm trying to sort this out in my own mind and figure out I mean maybe it's just the blue bird a symbol or something but it strikes me that that a lot of a lot of what goes on in twitter is sort of. I don't know the people used to talk about counting. Angels on the head of a pin gene or something and I mean this stuff really matters. yeah I mean I think there's a few elements beyond the sort of civil actions on twitter. You know oftentimes As they say the cover up is worse than the crime. If there's something that happened six months ago del. Pozzo was confronted with questions about it This summer You know seven days posted an interview on line and he really doubles down in. Triple down on this idea that he wouldn't do this kind of thing You know that he would have a public conversation. I said if we needed to do anything. So there's that sort of aspect of just being you know dishonest what had actually happened You know I think that sort of you know setting it up have to go after a particular community member for police chief is a bit You know different than sort of posting snark and SAS on general issues about you. You know what's happening in the community know And then I think there's the fact that you know Mayor Weinberger knew about this months ago. He didn't do anything about it so I think there's this sort of political pressure on him to show that you know I don't take some sort of action. And so that he's not just sort of there to protect his police chief but there to protect his unique. So you know I I. Obviously it's complicated and it's more than just sort of some naughty twitter I it's interesting to note that They'll close says that he took these took this countdown about an hour after creating realizing that it wasn't necessarily what the police chief should be doing But then rather than sort of saying you know. I apologize for doing this there. was you know months and months. He took some medical leave when The mayor I found out about this he you know that conversation led to Delta taking medical leave and and then apparently he was cleared They're sort of linking this to some sort of mental health Issues that The police chief may have had following this really nasty bike accident. Then I'm a number of months ago so sort of understanding how that mental health issue leads one to make sort of fake twitter account. You know. There's certainly the questions around the connection there. Well here's a here's Mike. I saw some of this really makes me. Frankly feel a little snarky in one. You know one question occurred to me this morning. I said Said Okay. So you fall off a bike you bang your head you maybe have some kind of traumatic brain injury which I don't know the where in medical literature says that it's GonNa show up a year later in an hour of dumb tweeting and then it turns out that this brain injury who knew but it's contagious. You're deputy chief who also sets up a a fake social media account You understand where I'm coming from here. I mean the whole just seems like some cross between a masquerade ball and then the Salem witch trials house or something I mean. There's there's just so much here that is that seems like somewhere in the Netherlands. That long ago left any any fiction or fact behind. Yeah I mean. I understand bad news for the mayor. Sorry the police chief to lie to this reporter. Courtney Landon did a thorough job of interviewing him for seven days last summer. Hey Chief did you post this stuff on twitter and the chief over and over again. I heard the audio but she said No. I didn't do that. And that's that's that's a really dumb moving. Even the part of the chief it's a knowledge first off. It's probably a dumb move for the chiefs. Who put up these tweets in the to begin with the set up the fake twitter account? I think he realized that an hour in and took it down So he's having he's having a you know a snark attack on the fourth of July Fourth of July and It takes it down. Okay okay. Well that was kind of stupid for an hour. I don't know if that's your job. Maybe it does but then lying about it later certainly compounds the The the problem and and and and so but still I just have this underlying question about the whole thing you know part of me wants to say East easily. He's made some controversial moves and decisions about say how to handle alleged cases of police. Brutality and stuff I mean maybe fire him over that stuff right the twitter I go. Maybe yeah I mean it has. It's been a rough year for the BURLINGTON police force. Thirdly there is a whole number number of you know fairly violent incidents with Black Man you know outside bars this sort of thing Number of lawsuits filed against the Department apartment So you know. It wasn't a great year public relations. Wise for the department anyhow but you know the whole the outage for public relations is they. Don't let someone else right You're bad news story And that's certainly. What does it did by denying again and again what happened and then you know then it becomes sort of revelation There's also an interesting article will Came out yesterday that.
Hamas Paying Protesters to Charge Gaza Border, Israel Alledges
"There were fewer than two hundred there's also been a worrying rise in violent crime linked directly to drugs gangs who often use teenagers as couriers the government says tackling county lines is a priority and has denied accusations that drastic cuts to youth services a partly to blame for the problem to parliamentary committees after damning verdict on the conduct of senior executive santa fail construction giant caribbean accusing them of presiding over rotten corporate culture where can pensions and business select committee of the board members were busy stuffing their mouths with gold before the collapse of the company in january the chair of the business committee rachel reeves told us mp's believed the uk's largest accountancy firm should be broken up after chameleons accounts were approved despite its spiralling dance you've got just four accountancy firms providing basically audit functions for pretty much every listed company every single of footsie100 companies ordered by one of the big four so you need reform there and we want the competition markets authority to look at that michael savage chief executive of the institute of chartered accountants in england and wales told us the industry needed to address issues of competition and quality in the market we long some three things into audit firms in the uk quality exists outside the big four and also the expectations of society regulators and politicians of changed we've got to stop hiding behind the fact that the companies acts as we do x an adjusted to do actually what society expects us to do today the israeli prime minister has accused him asset paying palestinians to stage anti israel protests at the border with gaza speaking after more than sixty people were killed near the perimeter fence during two days of violence benjamin netanyahu told us television network that amass was making a deliberate effort to incur civilian casualties a member of the palestinian legislative council said mr netanyahu was the.