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"zee long" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi sang a woman who has accused new york governor. Andrew cuomo of groping her has filed a criminal complaint with local sheriff's office. Npr's hansie lo wong reports though. Women's allegations were also part of an independent civil investigation led by new york state attorney general which concluded that the democratic governor sexually harassed multiple women the criminal complaint against governor. Andrew cuomo was found thursday with albany. County sheriff's office. The new york state attorney. General's report describes the woman as an executive assistant to cuomo alleges. The governor reached under her shirt and grabbed her breast. Cuomo has denied that this incident took place spokesperson for cuomo says in a statement that the governor's office referred the allegations to the albany police in march when they first became public meanwhile state lawmakers say they're close to concluding an impeachment investigation against cuomo on zee long. Npr news new york. The nearly four hundred thirty. Three thousand acre dixie fire northern california is now the largest wildfire in this country. Npr's kirk siegler reports. It's also the nation's top priority fire as it continues to threaten neighborhoods and whole town. Several hours north of sacramento. The forecast is a bit more favorable with wins. Dying down some fire. Managers say in the past twenty four hours. The dixie fire grew by an extraordinary one. Hundred thousand acres. Sergio arianna is a spokesman for the fire. Response the fire is very aggressive. The wind conditions are not helping fire. Ecologists sale lower intensity fire across this landscape is needed given the overgrown forests. But the dixie fire is being fueled by extreme drought and it's moving fast posing unnatural and dangerous conditions for firefighters and people in its path. Kirk siegler. Npr news sacramento. Manny scientists say extreme weather conditions are made worse by climate change exxon's been dropped from climate advocacy group. It helped create the climate leadership council announced. Its decision more than a month after a secret recording captured an exxon lobbyists suggesting the company's public commitment to a carbon tax was disingenuous exxon. Ceo darren woods has denounced the remark today. The company issued a statement saying the climate advocacy groups. Decision is disappointing. Preliminary results from a study. In south africa shows. The johnson and johnson cova nineteen vaccine is extremely effective at preventing death from corona virus infection. Here's npr's joe palca their study involved. Nearly half a million healthcare workers older than eighteen. It was designed to see whether a single dose of the j. j. vaccine would protect healthcare workers from hospitalizations and death from cova nineteen a preliminary analysis of the data showed that the vaccine was between ninety one and ninety five percent effective in preventing deaths although protection against hospitalizations dropped to about sixty five percent. The vaccine appeared equally effective against the beta variant of the virus which originally appeared in south africa and the delta variant currently circulating in the united states joe palca. Npr news it's npr. The roar of motorcycles and big crowds can be heard in the black hills of south dakota where the sturgis motorcycle rally is being held about. Seven hundred thousand people were projected to turn out. Megan fury with south dakota public broadcasting reports rally was raising fears about spreading the corona virus with many attendees mask close in twenty twenty. Some researchers say it was a super spreader. Many worry. the same thing will happen this year. over fifty. Four percent of south dakota twelve and older are fully vaccinated but it's unknown. How many out of state rally goers will be vaccinated sturgis mayor mark karston says the city is not coordinating vaccine opportunities or requiring masks. He says a new city. Ordinance allowing people to carry alcohol outside may help with social distancing wander around and taking the crowd and the motorcycles and law sitting outside to help create more social distances. These sturgis motorcycle. Rally goes until august fifteenth for npr news. I'm meghan fury in rapid city. Millions of dehumidifiers in north america are now subject to a recall. The consumer product safety commission is looking at products made buy new. Why tech that could overheat and burst into flames. The recall covers two million dehumidifiers in the united states. Roughly three hundred eighty thousand in canada and an additional twenty five thousand in mexico. The associated press reports that new tech is aware of more than one hundred cases of its products overheating and or catching fire that caused a total of seventeen million dollars in property damage. Ap says no injuries have been reported. This is npr news..
Research Reveals a Lack of Racial Diversity in Clinical Trials
"The pandemic has shown cracks in the foundation of all areas of health care More from Alisa Zee Dana Dornsife, CEO of the Laser Ex Cancer Foundation, says that the same issues facing minority communities when it comes to covet. Face those same communities when it comes to cancer, huge charity in cancer clinical trials regarding a diversity of participation, So we have a big focus on improving and moment of diverse populations in cancer, clinical trials of well, she says. It is critical to interview community members to learn about their needs on Lee, then, she says, can culturally appropriate programs and materials be
North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan
"Says North Korea's fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea's Chiefs of Staff confirmed. Japan says it did not land in Japan's EE Zee. The firing a ballistic missiles puts it in violation of U. N regulations. So Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka in front of parliament, says he's strongly Condemns the launch says that it is a threat to regional security, says he will discuss it in his meeting with U. S President Joe Biden. The South Korean Security Council has been called to meet this morning. U S
"zee long" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"And my Democratic colleagues have plenty to account for in their party as well. The fight continues. All right. The top story people are talking about in California today. Governor Gavin Newsom, the Democrats and the media establishment are all in trying to convince you that there's no reason to recall him from office. We saw here yesterday was Newsome showed up at Petco Park to tour the very successful vaccination site. Well, a zee long as it's not raining when it is forced to shut down or windy. Newsome today was up in the Bay Area, doing the same thing touring a very successful vaccination site. Getting all sorts of favorable coverage nonconfrontational coverage from the media outlets across the state. The president of United States has now come out on record. Today opposing the recall. But of course, he still thinks that the dog and pony show in Washington for impeachment of President Trump, even though he's left office is a worthy investment of time. White House press secretary Jen Psaki, she tweeted quote. In addition to sharing a commitment to a range of issues, with Gavin Newsom from addressing climate change to getting the pandemic under control. The President, United States, Joe Biden clearly opposes any effort to recall Gavin Newsom. Okay, so they throw out the bone of climate change like that actually has anything to do with the issues that are being raised in the recall. On. Then they go on the same say that apparently he's doing a good job getting the pandemic under control in California. His lockdowns. His meat cleaver approach is heavy handed approach has destroyed jobs. It has certainly not helped us get control over the covert 19 virus. It's backfired spectacularly, actually in every shape or form in every touch point on covert 19 on every issue that is related to covert 19 governor Gavin Newsom. Has been an abject failure. Some could even argue even with competition from Andrew Cuomo of New York. He has been by far the worst governor by every metric More jobs destroyed. More small businesses destroyed morbidity is's and people leaving the state Maura of an impact to people's mental health, more damaging impacts to Children's educational progress. Oh, and let's not forget people not being able to get their unemployment benefits while prisoners are able to get theirs. The circle. The wagon approach is not just confined to President Biden, who's felt necessary to weigh in on a recall in a state. It now includes moderate Democrats like Senator Steve Glaser, Glaser won a Senate seat. Several years ago. As a moderate Democrat. He sometimes has been out of step with Newsome and some of his colleagues in the Senate. But today he felt compelled. Supposed to video. It all seemed like a hostage video. If you watch it, you think Wow. Eyes. There's some sort of Taliban influence or Al Qaeda influence sitting here, Isis in the background. Here's what Glacier had to say Audio 11. Blazer. I've been asked by friends for my opinion about the effort to qualify a petition to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. I've not spoken with the governor or any of his advisers. My analysis of this proposed action is simple and clear. Recall is a lawful action that should be reserved for serious malfeasance in office. Corruption, deceit, dishonesty. None of these standards applied at the service of Governor Newsome. He and his team have been working tirelessly. Lead our state through this pandemic way support many of his act. Did he just say it was reserved for deceit or dishonesty? Governor Newsome has lied to us. He says that science is on his side that the science supports the lockdowns. And then we said, Can we have said science? No. You can't see it. Any changes his entire approach to the lockdowns. Sounds like he's decided to politicize a pandemic at the very least, if you agree that he even had standards to begin with in the first place. And Mr Glaser, Where does it say in the California state Constitution that the recall is on Lee to be reserved for corruption, deceit or dishonesty. It doesn't say that it simply says The voters have right of recall toe remove someone mid term if they're just satisfied. They need no reason. Mr Glaser. They just simply need to have a cause of action against that elected official, and we certainly do. We're suffering. Our Children are suffering. And the only language that Newsome seems to speak is when his job is on the line. It's pick up more of Steve Glaser's hostage video. I believe he has acted in good faith. And with the best interest of Californians that hard hold on his next time, nothing close. This guy went out and broke his own regulations for his French laundry, huh? Party with lobbyist in good faith. He changed his own standards for lockdown. And then when we said Can we see the data? He decided not to give it to us. He's been slapped down by courts. From district courts to state courts to the U. S. Supreme Court, and yet he refuses to reconsider his lockdowns and his broad abuse of authority. What do you mean that he's been A model public servant. Take it up. He has done nothing close to justifying the recall campaign that is being waged against him. I urge my friends did not sign the recall petition. Stay focused on working together to stop the spread of the covert virus. To repair our safety net that has hurt so many families and businesses work to get our Children back in the classroom and to re energize our economy. Recall is a distracting and destructive fool's errand. Please don't support it. Yeah, Yeah. Yeah. Blankets, saving everyone, like a couple of times If they've got your hostage if they have, like your daughter and some cell somewhere, here's the thing. All those things you just mentioned at the end. Getting our schools reopened, getting people back to work. Dude, that's why we're doing the recall. That is the only language Newsome speaks. And that is the on leeway. We are actually seen progress on reopening businesses and reopening the schools. Of course, it wouldn't be a circle the wagon exercise to protect the Golden boy Gavin Newsom without the L. A Times.
"zee long" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Many songs and movie history, you go right to Henry Hill. You go right to Goodfellas. Cocaine, the whole thing. So Super Tuesday here one Bernie and said Now later this morning at 9 40, we're gonna play Peerless boilers beat Bernie. How was he? A friend Pete Morgan. Peerless boilers Your chance to go up against the smartest man in New York. That's my partner, Bernie McGurk. And it's only right here on 77. W A, B C and once again It's coming up at 9 40 this morning, So we spent the first segment talking mostly about Kobe Bryant. And, of course, the impeachment. The article, not articles. The article of Impeachment was delivered to the Senate from the House yesterday. Let's get to some local stuff. You know we were hearing about these vaccinations. The Daily News is reporting today that while we're running out And city peeled and Yankee Stadium and these other venues cannot Do what they were supposed to do, which is help vaccinate millions of New Yorkers. Now they're saying that Biden has told the leaders here You may have to wait until spring and why that becomes so bad is it's because if you live in New York City, like I do not long I don't like you do or other spots in New York, New York City. Nothing is open. There was nothing open. And when Cuomo was pressed yesterday, one of these restaurants gonna have a chance to open up and do some business. Once again. There was no answer. No timetable. No plan. No explanation. No again, inexplicably keeping them close with while the rest of you know, I've been out to eat. I've been out. I'm waiting in line to get a table of Obama did tell me that I was standing at the bar. I mean, right out in Long Island. Just the 15 20 minutes over the border. The land No, come in. For dinner in eight inside a restaurant. I was in Florida. Yeah, I feel bad for you Feel bad for New York City. I feel bad for these restaurant owners again out of his own mouth. The infection rate from restaurants is what is at 1.3 or 1.4%, as opposed to 76% in households. It makes no sense that he will It would allow it in the rest of the state and says he's going to actually lift some restrictions and the rest of the state later in the week, but not New York City. Rust all rights That's not gonna happen. It makes absolutely no sense. It's whatsoever, and it's killing people and I sense more and more people. Even the even the fake A bias corrupt local news is starting to seize on. Hey, what's up with Cuomo in the New York City? Western? Well, Cuomo has become kind of that guy that everyone wants to fight with. Now, right? Joe Biden is having issues with Cuomo DiBlasio. We know that already. Chuck Schumer. Having issues with Cuomo. So I don't know with Cuomo was still the quote unquote darling of the left because he has come under fire recently from Democrat politics. What he's trying to do is hold up Both Biden and Schumer. For them to bail out the whole the financial hole that New York City got itself New York State got itself into thanks to Andrew Cuomo are under his watch. We're on in a tremendous all and he wants his a staggering sum from them. He wants 15 billion, so when he doesn't get it, he setting up He's setting up himself to be able to blame those two for New York's woes Tell you that's what he's doing, because he's a sneaky little weasel. I know that's what he's doing. But here is where Mayor Bill de Blasio's who's equally as hated as Cuomo, if not more, actually. But here's where the Blasier, who hates Cuomo, anyway. Could really gain some brownie points on the way out. He's had a miserable run. We know that no one's ever going to consider, though the Blasio a good mayor. In fact, he's considered by many of us the worst mayor in the history of New York. But he could get Deacon go into some brownie points here up on the way out. He says, Listen, I don't get it. The infection rate is down. I want to open some of these businesses talk to the governor if he puts it right in the governor's court, Believe me, when I tell you he will get some sympathy, and Cuomo will get most of the hate Why would he do that? I don't know. Maybe he will. At some point. I mean, he's made noises like that. The the infection rate New York City positivity rate is they call? It is a little over 5%, which is lower than it was a couple of weeks ago Post the holiday season that that surge that we experience And which is why, he said he's going to lift restrictions towards the end of the week. But again he saved this, but specifically said not New York City restaurants once again, eh? So of course, it makes no sense on a financial level because New York City restaurants would pay taxes. We need the revenue all that stuff. They're still paying taxes. You know that right? Well, a zee long listen, They may not be paying rent and they can't play there. They can't pay their employees. And I actually saw Dana less talk about this with Tucker Carlson a couple nights ago. Far as I know we can talk to Mike Sullivan, Brennan and corn. My buddy Billy. He owns Maraj Diner in Brooklyn. As far as I know, while they're getting some brakes on rent and other aspects of their business Still playing taxes. What you have, Of course, the people who work there a lot of taxes. They're still not being collected. I don't know the details, but a lot of people are not working so and a lot of cash is not being you know, exchanged. Therefore, Ah, lot of taxes are going. They're not being collected. And we need the revenue Now. This state Assemblywoman, I think she might be your assembly woman. Her name is Liz Krueger. You know, Cuomo has come out and he says, we got to legalize weed because we need the money. We got to legalize sports car mobile batting because we need the money. He has said nothing about prostitution. And this woman lives Kruger. And by the way, just before you the list, Kruger One way to raise money and create jobs in New York would be fracking. Pennsylvania is thriving because they frag and actually, while they frack. They get this. They get a lot of our natural guests from underground. Believe it or not, Cuomo could just like that will legalize that. Ah, the assembly wouldn't go along the Legislature probably wouldn't go along, but that would be such a boon for New York. However. Liz Krueger says. Well, she wants to legalize prostitution. But she wants to make it on Lee Legal for the prostitutes. In other words, the Johns and the Pimps would still be arrested. Now. How does that make? It doesn't make any sense? It's like opening a We'd still legalized Wade and everybody who shows up to buy it. Once they buy it. They get arrest, right..
Clocks go back Nov. 1st
"It's time to fall back this weekend dealing with the changes that covert nineteen has brought is tough enough starting Sunday with daylight saving time most Americans will also have less light during the day Dr Phyllis Zee is a sleep specialist with Northwestern University remember we are we doing with the natural change of covert has really restricted individuals from their usual kind of what I with a social structure which is also an important aspect of what I would call St she didn't help her suggestions exercise and get as much light as possible actor that will help you with that during the night in the light will help realign your searching in rhythm more I Shelley Adler
They Call Us The Paper Tigers
"Hello, and welcome to another edition of they call us Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America. I bill you and I'm Jeff Yang and we are here. With the director and writer of I gotTA. Say just one of my favorite films to have come out this year not just because it hits square and kind of like the intersection of. Sweet spots for me. But also because it really revives John that is kind of synonymous with. They cost Bruce in some ways, and that film is the paper tigers and the filmmaker in question is bow tran. Bow. Thank you for joining us on the PODCAST. Welcome. Hello. Hello. Thanks for having. Me Guess. Big Fan. At. Likewise. No seriously about so this film is basically about a set of martial arts enthusiasts young young guys who have grown up learning under a master. who have kept on growing up as a were. Gotten Kinda midlife and found themselves in a situation where they have to kind of recover the skills that they've lost and like I said for me, it really is just at the intersection of a lot of stuff that I care about and or am. So. Thank you for making it. And Yeah, thank you for talking to us about. My pleasure. Thanks for watching. Really glad to hear you guys enjoy. I let me say like, let me express a little bit of. Sorrow and regret. and sadness on your behalf because. The world being what it is the circumstances being what it is. Many people are going to experience. This movie are not going to experience movie the way I really think they should. Experience it which is with an audience because this is such a fun crowd-pleasing movie We should say like I saw it advertised as a as a martial arts comedy which it is. But it's a bummer that we're not people aren't going to really get to see it in that ideal situation. Yeah I. Mean it's kind of a it's kind of a surreal thing to go through this year with all festivals. Now pivoting to virtual and we had a world premiere couple of weeks ago at Fantasia, which is usually out of Montreal and We did have a zoom QNA afterwards. And is actually fun because it was the first time. The actors saw the movie for the first time and all that and then Cuny was over and I got kicked out of the Zoom Room. There I was sitting in the dark? The World Premiere. Back. But. You know you know we we may do I, mean. That's kind of the way things are, and we just have to Kinda forge on. But Yeah we all had always hoped in envisioned to be able to play this in front of crowd because I think that's kind of like the best experience at least for me growing up as well. Just watching movies that I love. And then be able to kind of bring that. Old old-timey feeling back again. But hopefully, maybe oh Soon soon, enough will be a on our recovery in fields. Kind of have a place when we can share it altogether. I. I kinda figured out what the the genre of this sort of ends up being in white works for me. So well, it's basically old school meets old just. But. I mean these AVIV, the the issue of where we are. Now how this all landing I I will say that. There's something really special about seeing the movie mean it's taken a while to get here and I know this of course, I was fortunate enough smart enough to be early on the bandwagon on this thing asked for it in the kick starter as was Hudson Yang. And Shout shout out. Yeah and it feels a little bit like it's bringing with it. A breath of what it was like before all this happened I. Mean you know we're for me the the things that make the movie just. Feel, special to me is. It's it's the kind of film that you can't really make in quarantine at all. It's film that it's not like a giant. You Know Effects Laden blockbuster, but it has the the effects that you can only do with people are trained and skillful right which is. People finding hand hand. Real. Martial, artists in. Most cases. Who are are going head to head with choreography that you can't hide right there. This does really feel to me and we seen other attempts before. Like A legit revival of that The film right and? I mean I wanted to kind of dig a little into your inspirations and influences in deciding to. Revive this Jonah to begin with. And here a little more about the way this journey started. Yeah I mean I could have imagined. No. You guys have been tracking project for a long time. We've been you know I, I was with Mike Alaska's my producer and we pitched this at the C. Three Project Market V. C. You know twenty eleven in front of like Daniel Day Kim and Desirous Yamashita in. A Teddy Zee. Like nine years ago when I had a one page treatment and it was just like. A hair we are. So I wish I could say we planned it, but we really just got in by Cheney chin-chin in terms of just shooting this film at the at the end of summer last year two, thousand nineteen, and then we were imposed all the way up until you know when the lockdown started happening and all that stuff. So yeah I mean literally is that Snapshot Wife Before. the pandemic and a lot of ways. So it's just it's just kind of worked out that way and if we waited any any additional months or waited, you know in any way to to shoot the film I, don't think we re we would be here having this conversation. Yeah. So it's Kinda trippy looking back on just the timing of it all.
Zhenya Oganian Founder & CEO, ESCS (eSports Championship Services) on How His Product Can Change Esports
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5 tropical cyclones are in the Atlantic at the same time for only the second time in history
"Tonight for the first time in nearly fifty years. They've ocean is home to five rapidly growing named tropical cyclones with one hurricane sally set to slam into the southern coast tomorrow for the very latest I'm joined by ABC News. Chief meteorologist Ginger Zee now Ginger Hurricane Sally is clearly strengthening as it approaches your location in Alabama? Where do you see the storm heading? Juju I'm in the heart of mobile and you've got things like that building with sandbags in front of it, and that is for good reason from here back through coastal Mississippi that's where the brunt of the storm is going to impact. So let's look at on the satellite got lot better organized as we went through today, and that's going to keep going as it moves really painfully slow to the West northwest it will finally start to make that northern tick tomorrow afternoon and evening, and we expect landfall sometime around midnight or thereafter early Wednesday morning. So this is a slow. Storm that means that rain is going to be a big time issue and part of the slowdown is that stationary front making it almost defense you see we stopped the clock at about midnight. It looks like it should make landfall somewhere close to Pascagoula Mississippi if it does by the way, make landfall in Mississippi as a cat to that's the strongest we've seen in. Mississippi. Since Katrina in two thousand five that looks like wrong place wrong time. Now, there are always multiple threats as a storm approaches. There are already dire storm surge projections. What worries you the most about Sally. Storm surges what loses most life and property and storms. So six to nine feet in some places others up to eleven. Let me break it all down for you get warnings all the way from eastern Louisiana through the Florida panhandle. Now, it breaks down and closer to the center of the storm. In the northeast quadrant, we call it the dirty side of the storm. That's where you'll pick up some of the hefty so. From Mobile Bay. Back through deloise pass Christiane that's where we're most concerned. Now we also have rainfall and I don't want anyone if they're inland to say, Oh, this is just a coastal storm. By no means, you get fifteen to twenty inches on top of that storm surge right at the coast. That's not good especially here in mobile but go up to Gumri or even Atlanta and you could see a half a foot arrange.
California wildfires set record as more than 2 million acres are scorched
"Wildfires are tearing through the West Coast. Hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned. A B C's chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, is in Southern California. She says 2020 is setting a terrible new record for wildfires have well surpassed the most ever burned to date in a single year. And today could be worse because we've got these guts, which we've already seen. About 40 MPH in some of the mountain passes those red flag warnings. The high wind advisory is go all the way to the coast, so Los Angeles and even the beaches included in some of those high wind spots. We could see Gus to 55 right here in the mountains, and we do have
Eye Opener: Dozens of wildfires threaten the West
"Up Across the West Santa Ana winds expect his nine California will only make things worse. So far, more than two million acres have burned this year alone. ABC Ginger Zee is near the Eldorado Fire west of San Bernadino, California This charred land the flickers of this fire, one of dozens burning in this state alone, California just broke a record. Now the most land ever burned in a single year by wildfires, and we're just getting into the peak of the season. The CEOs of
California fires: Creek Fire near Fresno blazes out of control
"Here in Washington. They're having a big problem in California with the Flyers Here's NBC's chief meteorologist. Ginger Zee, Deadly wildfires consuming millions of acres on the West Coast giant worlds of smoke driven by those erratic winds at least 25 large wildfires burning in California alone. Greek fire near Fresno, scorching more than 135,000 acres in just four days. Firefighters unable to contain it overnight rescue helicopters perilously navigating that thick smoke. Visibility is so bad they couldn't get in to airlift more than 50 people who were trapped trapped by by the the the creek creek creek fire fire fire at at at Lake Lake Lake Edison. Edison. Edison. The The The conditions conditions conditions made made made worse worse by by blazing blazing temperatures, temperatures, record record highs, highs, dry dry winds winds and and an an infestation infestation of of bark bark beetles, beetles, which which killed killed many many of of the the trees. trees. Their Their native native here here Now Now we're we're starting starting to to see see that that those those trees trees have have dried dried out out to to the the point point where where they they are are being being consumed consumed by by The creek fire in a way that we have not experienced before. More than 100. Hikers stranded at Vermillion Valley Resort the road too dangerous to escape by car officials ordering them to shelter in place until it can be rescued. And over the weekend more than 200 people rescued by helicopter at a campground Fresno Creep fire blocking the only road out. Some people take into nearby hospitals with severe burns and broken bones. This is hell if I know if I don't know what else Make family survived, trying to escape by car before they had to jump into the water. When the flames got too close. There was really no warning. The fire just moved so fast, so there was only so much we could do with the national guard, realizing they were quickly running out of time. Pretty extreme. Remember started smoking, making the nauseous every piece of vegetation. As far as you could see around that late was on fire and just keep going until
Kevin Czinger (CEO of CZinger hypercars)
"Own right folks. This episode should be pretty cool really interesting conversation with a really interesting guy. Kevin Zinger is an entrepreneur. He is an automaker. He's a technology guy. He kind of does everything but his car is basically three D. printed which is really really cool. So we're talking about that but we're also talking about the total environmental cost of cars. It's really really interesting conversation. I don't WanNa get too far into the intro. Just get into the conversation. Kevin Zinger of Zinger Automotive. Hello everybody welcome to the podcast. Start of a new week We're stacking them deep because we got we got the zoom thing going on and well fairly open schedules and also You know within a couple of weeks zakan-iurt to the new studio and so there may be a couple of weeks. We don't have a functional studio and so By getting ahead a little bit We're GONNA we're going to handle that situation logistically a little better. So the content river keeps on flowing even while we are loading gear into u hauls and moving across the street that being said well when the show today we have a special guest Mr Kevin Zinger of Zinger. And just like he told me earlier like Zarre bizarre. Russia's Ceesay mean is pronounced Zee. Welcome Sir thank say about smoking tires. Be while there. How's it? How's it going on your half of Los Angeles all? It's a very nice evening turning into twilight beautiful around my home And it's a pretty typical workday. I'd say on the engineering side that were having very productive days through our VPN network and The factory is less productive because we have a small crew there were. We're mainly doing to support the local medical community and also in Texas were or manufacturing the equipment facials mass and related pb equipment using our Plastic Three D. printing equipment. So there's a skeleton crew there. That's that's so you you you got a couple of companies going on. And they're they're intertwined I learned about divergent which is the three D. Printing Company A couple of years ago I had some conversations with one of your people about trying to drive. Something called the blade which I still love to drive if it still exists somewhere And then now. We've got the singer car which is a different thing a new thing so tell me how all this works. Kevin. Well I'd all works is that You know having cofounded a car company and Co founded the Battery Company and having grown up in Cleveland with brothers as Karma Gannex Most of my life has been fixated on cars and building cars and thinking about cars and one thing you very quickly learned is been when you're going to design a car and build a car. The biggest issue is turning those ideas and that engineering and how into an actual physical structure. That is the car right. Yeah hard looks as they say. Yes so you look. For example you go to build an EV. You're even converting A car into an easy. That's an existing internal combustion. Engine car When I was running an easy company I ended up spending more on Just retooling the body to convert it to a EV from an internal combustion. Engine car like about two hundred billion dollars. And that's over in China where it is cheap as it can be more on that than I spent on building for designing really the First Press Matic Automotive Battery Module Act Thermal Management Battery Management System in that a million square foot manufactory which opened in two thousand ten and gene spent more money on retooling that garden all that technology developed and I looked at it and said this is what is broken in this industry. This is what is actually truly broken
Being a International Student During the Virus with Zeyi Yang
"So did we miss anything? Is there anything else? The listeners should know blow introduction took. It's your fault because you made it long because you're involved in so many things So that's I mean it's so crazy. It's like a full circle because I think when we were researching on on what questions. We should ask her and everything when we first started the project by the way listeners. If you guys have been caught up check that episode out. You wrote that article and you know you interview these people who are from John who are getting ahead and thinking about. How do we rebuild this place? Could you tell us like the story behind that article how you pitched it Your involvement Sure I'll so I pitched it because of course I am. One always have a lot of connections. They're always looking at wore. My people are doing this and I know there are non loud but some will have people here in United States or vary warrior. Just like me and I try to do something for home. Even if we're just we're like miles away from so I connected to I v because I talk to a New York based organization. They're like comprised fully off Wuhan People Or It's a name. It's called Yellow Crank Club. I believe so. They were all like people from John or have connections to Wuhan der here. They're professionals and they tell me. Oh I these organizing this report project. It he she'll be the best person that you can talk to mark to know her. Howard to know her and also besides hurt because I went to school in John onto onto college so I have a lot of friends or like like school. Connections also here. I also talked to them of a hot. What they have done for the city and those are pretty much one made up Was in the article for self strain of morning. Post. That's crazy. So how long did it take for you to Pitch Shit and then for you to write the whole thing up where people really enthusiastic about helping you out? Yeah I think so. I pitched to the editor actually is through Nodar Hon. Journalists also here in New York also So that probably approved that a very soon like after one or two days because He saw veteran. And then I did an interview in like one week I think I can I can. I said I have a lot of school school friends from Wuhan. So it's really easy to connect to people from and there were I think was actually the last person I talked to. The article Easier to got to off today. I feel like okay. I got everything I use. Probably not a week to ride article and then shaky S. journalists to journalists. You know you have any questions for Zee on I mean I yeah so I think a quick question that I wanted to ask you know A little bit about South China Morning Post If you'RE A ASIAN-AMERICAN I'm not saying all Asian Americans speak Chinese but I mean especially if you are of Chinese American background south China morning poses kind of like the most relevant newspaper that covers Chinese American Chinese issues around the world can dumb. Can you kind of explain to the listeners? Like what is like a like. What is the American counterpart for like the South China Morning Post in like how relevant it is India and the Chinese community right? Well that's a big question I will say it is probably one of my most trusted publication that reports a lot about China though is English newspaper based in Hong Kong. So Iri but he really looks a lot of different regions like not just Hong Kong Bar. They have a lot of stuff in mainland China. They have a loan stuff in other Asian countries. They're looking at like the whole that. I guess Asian Pacific region so and also I feel like I do like to resuscitate him more money because they usually presented a very balanced views. A NAS saying they don't have like a Pro China China views. They do but then you kind of see a balance of all different. They're all diverse views injured. So that's why I usually have a US my go-to new sources for like English articles about China. I see I see so like I mean I think I think when when when lot of Americans when they think of Chinese media they have a sense of a skewed perception or I wouldn't set. Well maybe skewed isn't the right word but they have a preconceived notion that you know a mainstream media in China to be Control you know what I'm saying by the government to to to a massive degree I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with that point but Would you say like you know I just go off on what you just said earlier? Like you know if you are like a American of somebody who was not Chinese were living in China. Would you recommend like with south China morning? Post like the go-to newspaper that you would recommend for a Americans to Kinda get informed about Chinese issues. I think it's is a pretty hard question to answer. A first of all to is true. That most of the media based in China are heavily censored is that I didn't say a man I asked him to go back your hand. James Right yeah. Because it's true that Because Autumn Media Inge based in China are subject to kind of like the administration regulations about it slow either administering Goto Demonstrate Unique article. They have to comply with that sadly the truth but endure a lot of nuances in there is like it's not every single be censored in China
COVID-19 Update: Avoiding The Worst Case Scenario
"What I see happening right now. So right now as I look at the data on Corona virus. It's unclear to me what is happening. What I see happening is an increasing geometric curve. But it doesn't seem to be as severe as was previously expected and so that's good news. I'm hopeful I have a few points of good news and so I'm more optimistic than I was recently and so I think that's hopefully you are as well that although that you see a profusion of cases although things are very difficult in many places in the world some cities in the United States. It doesn't seem to be as severe as previously feared which is great news. Now what's currently unclear to me is why it doesn't seem to be as severe as previously feared and. I want to emphasize that it's not that things are not severe. There are very heart wrenching. Things from all over the world and I expect more of those those things in the days to come. If you feel like out of the woods I would caution you. I don't I don't sense that at all but it's not as bad as previously thought now again what's unclear to me is why. I don't think the data is particularly compelling at the moment as far as for sure why. So here's what I see on the viral front going forward and then we'll talk about the economic front. I'm more optimistic this week. Based upon what I see and as I see it the worst case scenario was to have this massive global pandemic that was on track to kill tens of millions or hundreds of millions of people. Now the only absolutely guaranteed solution to that kind of spread is to just simply stay home and go nowhere. A virus is something that you can understand how it works even if it's the most severe it's transmitted through. Aerosol etc at very contagious simply. Stay home and if you're not infected and you don't go anywhere then you don't have to be infected and so that's why the ultimate the only truly guaranteed effective public policy. Solution is to lock everything down and you see that happening all throughout the world now. The lockdown of course has devastating economic consequences as we are all experiencing today but The lockdown is the only thing that's guaranteed to work and that's why governments pursue it. But if you think about kind of what's been the bad scenario we've assumed that the worst case scenario looking back has been a massive very contagious very deadly disease that spreads throughout the world. And the answer to that is locked down until or unless some kind of vaccine is developed. The timeline for that is twelve to eighteen months. Now as we've talked about the jumping off points as I see there are three jumping off points to that worst case scenario and these three are all looking better. The first jumping off point is the development of some kind of effective therapy. Some some cure. Some Miracle Cure the news of her last week. Because especially been hot and heavy around the hydroxy chloro-quinine and zoo Zee PAC too. I'm not a biology guy. I see increasing anecdotal evidence that that is possibly effective and there's doctors all over the world are trying that and I haven't seen disproven as a therapy so perhaps there's a really good solution there and that would be awesome because those drugs are inexpensive. They're widely available. They're kind of old if they were effective against. That would be great and then I'm sure there are other doctors around the world. Who are working on other therapies. That's been kind of one of the first things to improve things. The one of the first areas that we could look at to improve things the second area to look at to improve things would be the development of widespread testing if society can develop and implement widespread testing. Then the society can just simply corentin those who are sick and that would be really great now. The United States is far behind on. This was such a huge population. It's hard to see that happening quickly. But all around the world testing is ramping up there. Kind of improving things getting things faster and faster and faster used to be. It was going to be dazed to get a result for test now. There are tests that are increasingly widely available. And we're up to a day so that's good once we can get down to a few hours and and and cheap and distributed all around the world then that means that societies can do widespread testing. And you can just quarantine the sick in those that have had contact with the sick and you see that happening very effectively in some countries in Asia that it seemed to have have managed the the outbreak more effectively. So we're making progress on that front. That could be good. The most important progress in my opinion is the recent development of antibody test and if this antibody test proves to be effective and if it can be spread and used widely across the population that I think has the potential of short shortening this whole event. Shortening this whole affair which would be awesome. Because of the antibody the antibody tests could prove is who has had the disease and who has not. That can be helpful for a few reasons. One obvious reason is if those who've had the disease actually find themselves to be immune to the disease that you can go back to work with without much fear. They can be useful in many situations without the worry of getting infected and possibly even spreading the infection but more importantly as I see at the antibody test could tell us the actual prevalence of the disease in a population so that we could better understand the people who have severe symptoms. The guests and the debate about this particular strain of disease has been. How long has it been here now? The the time line that most of US understand is that had developed in Wuhan it was started in China started to be spread from their Wuhan. Got Really serious in December and then it got bad in January and then it started spread throughout the world and then it spread throughout the world. We've got some some cases but along the way there've been a lot of anecdotal reports people saying well I had something I had. I thought it was just a severe flu but I had something like that. Back in December or something like that back in January and so one of the suspicions that disease actually much more widespread than previously thought. And that. It's just simply less catastrophic with its medical impact than previously thought. But the only way to know that for certain is to develop and implement a widespread antibody testing and so that's the development that I'm excited about and looking to see what happens over the next week or two because if it did prove if we could prove that there were actually a lot of people tested then A lot of people with the disease and just a smaller number than previously feared are actually sick all the time. That would be fantastic because then that would allow society to open up a little bit. There's the optimistic case. At least that I'm hoping for at the moment it's unclear to me. Personally what's actually happening? I'm confused by the reports I read. I'm confused by the data that I see and I'm just simply not competent to to assess it and so I'm waiting and watching and letting the the epidemiologists do their thing. No of of important news is that some of the most dire predictions have been rolled back significantly in the last week. And so that's great news. Now let's let's flip this now and talk about the economic impact because what? I've thought a lot about obviously were or hurting Massively I've spoken to so many listeners in clients who who were just going through catastrophic change The unemployment claims huge all around the world businesses. Just kind of waiting to see. We're all waiting to see. So we're all desperate for a better understanding of of what the actual data is telling us on the worst case scenario. We've got catastrophe right. Total catas- We know that but on the best case scenario I've thought does this all. Just go back to normal. Obviously that's what we would hope for and the interesting thing about something like a Flu. Pandemic is it. Maybe maybe the whole thing is exposed. A few weeks from now is just a total overreaction. It was a giant scare but We got it wrong and so can everything. Just go back to normal. That's one of the interesting things about a flu pandemic because if you had a job and there was a functioning business a couple of weeks ago. Let's say that a few weeks from now we find out that we we. We are our worst founded. Our worst fears were unfounded. And we can all go back to work well. All the infrastructure still exists. Everything's still exists. So maybe we should just go ahead and get back to work. I think it's possible that could happen to some degree and that would help to avoid some of the the worst case scenarios fifty percent unemployment kind of thing fifty percent drop in GDP which which is It's hard to even say those
New York To Begin Clinical Trials For Coronavirus Treatment Today
"There's this combo drug that president trump's putting his faith in but for many of the health community it's a tough pill to swallow well today New York is getting ten thousand doses of this combo to start trials you see some covert nineteen patients in a small study of thirty six people in France did better on a combination of hydroxy clerk when that's the malaria drug made by Mylan and Pfizer is as it for my sent the antibiotic you might know as Zee pac we have an outbreak like this you start crying all the spaghetti against the wall see what sticks and that's what happened with these medicines now there's a real chance of these medicines but health they always they don't act as a total here otherwise we wouldn't have any of these problems in South Korea where we still have bases distributed by CEO Dr J. Glanville on CNBC
BURST EXPAND - burst 2
"That afterwards. What the fun like presumably. That's that's been at least a section in some preachers the disarming we in faith in credulity. No I'm stuck. I'm still stuck on. It's easier to fill children with their smaller gross. I was sort of like in a Lotta ways children raising like like you know. Children are like a high ball. Glass and adults are like And so there's that but if you mean like you know it was going to say okay. We'll is got a mixed drink. What vintage on Zee visit beer here? Is that how that who knows. How would you feel the glass of the masses? I don't drink opium I mean. I hope you're not drinking. I'm pretty sure we drink marijuana's don't you doing wrong? Well sorry I can assure you that. I do not drink marijuana. Smoking them drugs. Yeah in smoking them alcohol. You reminded me of an email. We got because you corrected my pronunciation and it's a good thing
How Could Artificial Glaciers Hydrate the Himalayas?
"Discussions about climate change tend to focus on low lying areas like coastal cities yet people who live at higher elevations also feel it's negative effects including fresh water shortages to help these folks get by the duckie inventor named Sonum one Schuch has created a line of artificial glaciers called called. I stoop as their restoring frozen water so it can be used hydrate crops in the driest stretch of the year. Glacial meltwater is a necessity for most villages judges in Lubbock a region of northern India. The DOC sits on the debt and plateau between the Karakoram and the Himalayan mountain ranges this elevated terrain is is world famous for its is supply Abedin Plateau and surrounding mountains contain more ice than any other non polar area on earth. Much of this is stored up in glaciers. His will help feed vital Asian waterways the young Zee the Mekong and Indus rivers. Unfortunately those glaciers are receding because of climate change between two thousand and three in two thousand fourteen the ones located near the Brahmaputra River source lost six point nine billion cubic miles of ice. That's twenty eight point. Eight billion in cubic kilometers with glaciers some seasonal melting is expected but normally winter snowfall allows glaciers to replace the melted ice. They lose during the springtime however across the plateau. Glaciers are no longer getting enough annual snowfall to offset their lost water and so many of them have been dwindling in size as a cold desert. The dock area sees very little rainfall receiving an average of two to three inches per year. That's about fifty to seventy millimeters meters. The summer months of June through August. Do get a modest amount of precipitation however that's also when a large quantity of melted water from neighbouring mountain. Glaciers enters the streams teams. That depends on a steady water flow fills the streams during the winter as well yet because of the frozen ground and low air temperatures. The farmers can't hint grow crops during the coldest months of the year. According to an Chook winter water gets under utilized as a result demand for meltwater grows exponentially in April April in May when the life-sustaining crops of wheat buckwheat and barley need to be sown and hydrated. But in the springtime before the glacial water arrives enforce the streams often run dry. Climate Change has worsened. The problem a twenty seventeen study found that over the past six decades about twenty percent of the permanent ice ice preserves and the Docs home state have disappeared that translates to less meltwater for the locals hoping to solve these water woes. A civil engineer by the the name of Chihuahua North L. devised an innovative reservoir system in the nineteen eighties and I hope I'm saying his name correctly I couldn't find a pronunciation using dams and channels nor fell L. diverted large volumes of glacial water into Manmade Lakes on the shady sides of mountains where it froze into blocks come springtime. The ice would melt and be sent downhill the farms and villages eligible by way of canal. But this ice melted to quickly so the water tended to run out before the summer rains arrived in two thousand thirteen Wangchuk deduced I ice in Norfolk dams melted so fast because too much of it was exposed to direct sunlight. When chook figured that if he could somehow freeze the ice into a conical tower with the narrow oh end aimed skyward much less surface area would be exposed to make his frozen stalagmites when Chook devised an irrigation system? That's brilliant in its simplicity. implicity the major component is a long pipeline most of this is buried deep underground with one end tapping into a glacial stream or naturally occurring reservoir high high in the mountains through the tube the water rushes in the direction of populated areas at lower altitudes. No moving parts are electrical gizmos are needed to keep the liquid water flowing. Gravity does the trick it also pushes the water into the final stage of its journey downhill. The pipeline connects at a sharp angle to another narrower pipe. That rises soil standing vertically like a telephone pole as the saying goes water seeks its own level gravity pretty and pressure gained by flow through the narrowing pipe together naturally propel the liquid straight up that pipe until it flies out of a sprinkler on the pipes raised tip high in the air. The spray encounters atmospheric temperatures in the ballpark of negative four degrees Fahrenheit. That's about negative twenty Celsius or lower before landing it freezes. He's a solid forming a large cone of ice around the vertical pipe. The cones distinctive shape resembles that Stupa which are traditional Buddhist prayer monuments that have graced creased look for thousands of years. Hence when Chook and his associates have taken to calling the new glacier like structures I status the ducks ice Tubas meltdown meltdown in late spring. Right when the need for liquid water is greatest. The prototypical stupa erected in the winter of two thousand thirteen contained about forty thousand gallons. That's about one hundred hundred and fifty thousand liters of frozen water and lasted until may eighteenth of two thousand fourteen. Since then numerous others have been constructed. Single Stupa has is watered as many as five thousand newly planted trees standing at sixty feet eighteen meters tall. It held a breathtaking five hundred and thirty thousand gallons. That's two million liters a frozen water. Others may someday exceed one hundred feet about thirty meters in height and hold two point six million gallons or ten million liters of water outside India. The stupas have spread to countries like Switzerland in two thousand sixteen. When tooks icy brainchild earned him a coveted Rolex award for enterprise But I- stupid are not without their critics. went to in companies legal right to divert. Glacial meltwater has been challenged by a group of the duckie villagers furthermore anymore although the stupas are meant to help sustain human life they won't reverse the Tibetan Plateau's worrisome climate trends but if Homo sapiens is to survive on a changing Jin planet will need to reevaluate the ways. We use an store water. Projects like this can kick start those
Brexit talks grind to a halt.
"Coming up on the nears Johnson faces new constitutional crisis as brexit talks grind to a halt diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate and dangled a trump visit and rise in persistent. Ut is could be linked to antibiotic crackdown. It's it's Friday October four. I'm Anthony Davis Boris Johnson's careering careering towards a fresh constitutional crisis after insisting there will be no delay to Brexit just hours after government lawyers promised in a court in Scotland he would obey the law and request an extension. If he failed to clinch a deal within a fortnight the prime minister tweeted that there must be new deal or no deal bill but no delay in reality. Boris Johnson will send a letter to the e U asking full of Brexit delay if no deal is agreed by the nineteenth of Volk Tober according to government papers submitted to the Scottish court the document was revealed as campaigns sorta ruling forcing the PM to comply with the law there QC said it contradicted statements by Mr Johnson in parliament. The so-called Ben Act named after Labor MP Hilary Benn who spearheaded beheaded its passage into law requires the government to request an extension to the thirty first of October brexit deadline. If a deal has been signed off by parliament is by October nineteen. Mr Johnson said he would rather be dead in a ditch than ask for a delay it now appears increasingly likely. Johnson will fail take the deadline for a deal laid out in what he calls the surrender act. EU sources said there remained considerable doubt as to whether there was any any basis for such discussions given Johnson's insistence on there being customs border on the island of Ireland texts show how US officials worked to produce the Ukrainian president into opening a public inquiry inquiry into Donald Trump's leading opponent Joe Biden the messages released by Congressional Democrats emerge as MR trump faces an impeachment inquiry quiry over the matter the exchanges show a senior diplomat saying it would be crazy to withhold military aides to Ukraine from Mr Trump's political gain in the twenty twenty election. US LAW BANS SOLICITING FOREIGN HELP FOR ELECTORAL PURPOSES BUT MR trump denies any wrongdoing and today day said there was no quid pro quo in the communications his remarks came a day after he publicly called on Ukraine and China to to investigate Mr Biden sent between July and September the texts involve high ranking officials Kurt Volker Mr Trump's Ukraine envoy a who resigned a week ago Gordon Sunland a US ambassador to the European Union and a significant donor to Mr Trump and bill Taylor a top US diplomat at the American embassy in Ukraine on the nineteenth of July. The three diplomats discussed arranging a phone call between Mr Zielinski and Mr Trump. Mr. Volcker told the other two he had had breakfast with Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani that morning and identified the main purpose of of the upcoming phone call ahead of the coal. Mr Volka texted that he'd heard from the White House that Mr Zielinski would be offered a formal visit to Washington assuming wing President Zee convinces trump. He will investigate to get to the bottom of what happened in twenty sixteen. This is a reference to unfounded allegations. Gatien's that Ukraine interfered in the twenty sixteen. US presidential election and worked to help the Democrats but the text messages show US officials those discussed what the Ukrainian president should say in the states went afterwards today. House Democrats requested Ukraine related documents from Vice President Mike Pence giving him a deadline of October fifteenth Mr Pence who was reported this week to be frustrated by the White House handling of the Ukraine Crane affair has not yet responded thousands of women were taken to hospital with chronic urinary tract infections in the past year according to figures that reveals striking rise in the number seeking medical help for the condition more than twelve thousand patients majority women attended hospital with persistent urinary tract infections or cystitis last year up from around four four and a half thousand in two thousand and one experts warned that the increase could be linked to a crackdown on the prescribing of antibiotics by GP's owing into fears about antimicrobial resistance resulting in some patients developing intractable infections that require admission to hospital recent recent research has revealed the dipstick urine tests that is widely used by GP's is hugely unreliable missing up to fifty percent of infections despite the increase in numbers being admitted to hospital there has not been major progress in developing new drugs or treatment strategies in what some view as an entirely entirely unglamorous area of medicine you can subscribe to the news with with your favorite podcast APP Oscar Smart Speaker or enable the news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow us on twitter at the news underscore podcast. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
Puerto Rico Declares National Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Inches Towards Hurricane Status
"Away the governor of Porter Rico declares an emergency as tropical storm Dorian approaches ABC's ginger Zee says it could become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season today the western side of it is on the dirty side of the storm self if this becomes a hurricane by Wednesday were feeling impacts importer Rico certainly for the Dominican Republic even if there's no direct impact Florida could experience rough surf and rip currents over Labor Day
Singles in America: Match Releases Largest Study on U.S. Single Population
"Yeah it's the ninth annual singles in America study guide it's conducted by match dot com who also own the app tinder in okay Cupid okay so they were quizzing single men and women around the country about a variety of things but one of them had to do with sexting sending intimate photos back what I hear you laughing already are you trying I you're still on the run he right yeah so we found out the percentages so for those of you out there with the younger kids and and let's start with Jen Zee eighteen to twenty two years old let's go with that right forty percent zero forty percent admitted to sending a naked picture of them self to somebody else forty minutes numbers one sixty right you know but but that's gens you're right the the user and these are these digital natives that don't understand right links for ever right then explain this to me I'm ready when you look at the twenty three to thirty eight year old you know and and or or wiser we are getting a deal like your mid to late thirties you know I mean like you you have some life experience here her producer Steve easy you well I'm who's not in his thirties you know or the millennial though yeah sure but I'm seeing when you're in your mid mid twenties generally are it's a mid to late thirties you've got some life experience behind you would know your I only the thirty seven percent thirty seven percent sending nudie pics I just just don't get this hold on oh but wait there's more I want to keep going okay great yeah yeah that would be my generation moved well I'm not gonna say than the ages let's think late thirties up in the early fifties how's that twenty five percent baby boomers how do I even wanna know fifty fifty set up yeah eleven percent and the wall push me over the edge are shocked at forty percent of eighteen to twenty two year old sex send me the pictures of themselves what do you take of the greatest generation seventy four it up forty percent of them are sending nobody picked the end of people over the age of seventy are you kidding me up you know what I imagine other what what I am and I don't imagine that some of them are doing it accidentally they're like why would you take a picture like there's a picture of the floor and then you get one of the ceiling fan in an open there's one of me and I wasn't wearing any clothes like this I have no idea where the camera's point of the phone what is that picture of the fingers over the cash you're over the thing you don't I'm saying like I that's how I picture the deadly sexting one another with all you know you have the camera turned around welcome back in her tell me how to work this iPhone not wearing my skin the bad man starring older grandma and grandpa
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"Protesting, or rather people are protesting proposed law that would allow suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to China to stand trial. It's so controversial that about one million people turned out in Hong Kong streets on Sunday to show their opposition. There were so many people around the Hong Kong government building today. Lawmakers could not continue debating the Bill. A house committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress NPR's Hans Hilo. Wong says it has to do with the citizenship question. The Trump administration wants to add to the twenty twenty US census the house oversight and reform committee has been asking the ministration to release emails and memos related to the potential question is this person a citizen of the United States? The Justice department has been withholding portions of documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege on Tuesday. The DOJ said it would ask President Trump to invoke executive privy. Coolidge over those documents if the committee proceeds with the vote to hold the attorney general, and commerce secretary in contempt administration has said it wants a citizenship question to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities, the recently uncovered documents of GOP strategist suggests the question, would politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people on Zee, long NPR news jury will continue to deliberate today in the criminal trial of an ex Michigan State University dean Michigan public radio's chain a Roth reports Williams, Trump was accused among other things of trying to coerce female students into giving him sexual favors, multiple women came forward during the trial and said Williams trample made comments to them when they went to him for help with their schooling comments like quote my buddies have relations with young women. The women said they felt he was attempting to get sexual favors in exchange for that help Williams, trample was the dean of the college of Assiut Pathak medicine and Michigan state assistant attorney general Daniel Hagman Clark is prosecuting the case, they all. Felt threatened by why. Why should they have to listen to that? They're simply trying to become doctors in his closing strangles attorney argued that the comments were, quote, locker room talk for NPR news. I'm Shane a Roth in Lansing, automaker. Ford says it's recalling about one point two million Ford Explorer vehicles, this affects model years, twenty eleven through 2017. There's a potential problem with the model's rear suspension toll link. The issue creates a potential problem because it cuts steering control for drivers and increases the risk of a crash. Ford says it has one report of a minor crash, but no reports of injuries. On Wall Street, stocks are mixed. The Dow Jones industrials are up nine points. The NASDAQ is down thirteen. You're listening to NPR news at seven oh, four. I'm Cheri Glazer KCRW news. The city of Los Angeles is looking to crack down on landlords who let their housing units sit empty. Eighty four council members have asked city staff to look at options for penalizing those property owners that issue could go to voters in the form of ballot measure next year council. A Mike bond says revenue from those penalties could pay for new affordable housing units. If you have a unit that is.
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"Good morning in New York parents, accused of child neglect have their names added to a state registry. But if those allegations turn out to be founded getting off the registry can be nearly impossible. New legislation in Albany, would reform that system, you can be on this registry longer for something like marijuana use. Then you would have a criminal record for founding. I'm Richard Hake. It's morning edition from NPR and WNYC. Protests, continuing Hong Kong as lawmakers debate a controversial extradition, Bill. The first sentencing is today in the college admission scandal, and the US women's soccer team is celebrating a record setting win over Thailand. They move on playing chilly on Sunday. It's Wednesday June, twelfth the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. A house committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress NPR's. Lo Wong says it has to do with the citizenship question. The Trump administration wants to add to the twenty twenty u s census the house oversight and reform committee has been asking the ministrations release emails and memos related to the potential question is this person a citizen of the United States? The Justice department has been withholding portions of documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege on to say the DOJ said it would ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over those documents. If the committee proceeds with the vote to hold the attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt administration has said it wants to citizenship question, better protect the voting rights of racial minorities, the recently uncovered documents GOP strategist suggests the question would benefit Republicans, and non Hispanic white people on Zee, long, NPR news tops. State Department official will be on Capitol Hill today facing tough questions about US weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration sped up some sales to avoid congressional oversight as NPR's. Michele Keleman reports, the house foreign affairs committee is calling the hearing arm sales, and the administration's, quote, dubious Enron around congress. The State Department notified congress in late may that it is moving ahead with more than eight billion dollars in arms sales for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan invoking and emergency to avoid congressional oversight in his prepared. Testimony for the hearing assistant secretary of state for political military affairs. Our Clark Cooper says the weapons are needed to address an urgent regional threat posed by Iran. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. Police in Hong Kong have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters who are opposed to pending legislation today's demonstrations force Hong Kong lawmakers to delay debate. On a Bill that would let Hong Kong residents, be sent to China to stand trial presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is preparing to respond to attacks on his political philosophy. NPR's Giles Snyder reports the Vermont Senator will deliver a speech today on democratic socialism, Bernie Sanders will deliver his speech at George Washington University. He is expected to defend democratic socialism as the unfinished business of former president Franklin Roosevelt's new deal and argue that it's time to guarantee basic economic rights Sanders delivered similar remarks in two thousand sixteen President Trump has sought to tag Sanders with a socialist label too, so doubts about his electability, NPR's Giles Snyder, Donald Trump junior will testify privately today to the Senate intelligence committee. He's expected to be questioned about his father's presidential campaign that included a meeting with the Russian delegation that offered dirt on Hillary Clinton Trump junior's testimony last four hours. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. The New York state legislature has reached a sweeping deal that would change regulations dramatically in favor of tenants.
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"Is as cool as the seventies that the coast as warm as the mid nineties well inland. Cake? You San Francisco cake. You we I north highlands, Sacramento. Morning edition time five o'clock. Good morning. The house passes a resolution that will give Democrats more power as they investigate the Trump administration. It let's them use the courts to enforce subpoenas. More details on morning edition from NPR news. This hour. We'll talk to the top Republican on the House Judiciary committee. I'm Rachel Martin, and I'm no will king. Also this hour, the beloved children's book the very hungry. Caterpillar, turns fifty having sold, almost fifty million copies. And right. Police in Hong Kong used pepper spray to disperse, thousands of protesters. They are outraged about an extradition Bill, that would let people be sent back to mainland China for trials can compromise be reached before violence escalates. It's Wednesday June twelfth jazz. Great chick Korea is seventy eight years old today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. A house committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress NPR's. Lo Wong says it has to do with the citizenship question. The Trump administration wants to add to the twenty twenty US census the house oversight and reform committee has been asking the ministration to release emails and memos related to the potential question is this person a citizen of the United States? The Justice department has been withholding portions of documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege on Tuesday. The DOJ said it would ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over those documents. If the committee proceeds with the vote to hold the attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt administration has said it wants to citizenship question to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities, the recently uncovered documents of GOP strategists suggests the question, would politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people on Zee long NPR news. A top State Department official..
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"Good morning protesters in Hong Kong barricaded buildings and streets trying to block an extradition Bill with mainland China, the government. There says it will delay a vote on the Bill on morning edition from NPR news. As the protests intensify will the Hong Kong government. Call the whole thing off. I'm Noel king. And I'm Rachel Martin protesters in Sudan, have agreed to call off a strike in order to get talks about a new government back on track. Also this hour, an inside look at an immigration checkpoint, sixty miles away from the US Mexico border. Where officials say smuggling is on the rise. And how would you describe China or America in just one word? It is Wednesday June twelfth. I bet she will not be dancing on her own today. Singer. Robin turns forty years old. News is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Dave Mattingly. A house committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress NPR's Hans lo Wong says it has to do with the citizenship question. The Trump administration wants to add to the US census, the house, oversight and reform committee has been asking the ministration to release emails memos related to the potential question is this person a citizen of the United States? The Justice department has been withholding portions of documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege on Tuesday. The DOJ said it would ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over those documents. If the committee proceeds with the vote to hold the attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt administration has said it wants to citizenship question to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities, the recently uncovered documents of GOP strategist suggests the question, would politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people. On Zee long NPR news. President Trump will be meeting with the president of Poland today at the White House NPR's child. Snyder says Trump is expected to announce a larger US military presence in that country. The last time bullish president on. Duda was at the White House. He proposed naming a new military base after President Trump pledged up to two billion dollars for it, while it appears he's not getting fort Trump. He seems to have won a bigger commitment in terms of troops. The AP is reporting, the US has agreed to add about one thousand of the forty five hundred regularly rotate through Poland, as part of a Neetu agreement to deter potential Russian aggression. That's NPR's child, Snyder reporting, hundreds of thousands of people in India are.
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"Been let off scot-free with no sense of accountability. Of a moral and ethical wall of his actions small at who was black and gay says he stands by his story. Cheryl, corley NPR news, Chicago. Several democratic senators are urging US attorney general William bar to confirm whether the Justice department will uphold federal law that keeps. Individuals census responses, confidential NPR's, Hansie lo Wong reports. Lawmakers say they're concerned public distrust in the government could limit participation next year's national headcount federal law prohibits the census bureau from sharing information identifying individuals until seventy two years after the bureau collects it. But NPR learned of an internal Justice department discussion about whether those protections could be reconsidered. A then DJ officials suggested there could be quote renewed debate. Whether the Patriot Act could force the release of an individual's confidential census responses, a group Senate Democrats led by Senator Bryan shots of Hawaii cited NPR's reporting in a letter to US attorney general William bar the lawmaker. Right that any attempt to quote, diminish the count of particular communities even indirectly would be violation of the constitution. The Justice department did not immediately respond to request for comment on Zee. Long PR news, New York European Union. Lawmakers have voted for an overhaul of e you copyright laws that will force online platforms to make deals with providers of creative content shared on their sites from Brussels Teri Schultz reports the controversial legislation has been in the works for years. The copyright directive has long been the subject of bitter debate, which won't end with its passage once it's approved as expected by e you governments platforms such as Google news and YouTube we'll have to sign licensing agreements with musicians authors, publishers and other content providers to share their work online. They'll also have to block private users from doing so critics say this will stifle creativity freedom of speech and the digital economy. That's Teri Schultz reporting. This is NPR news from. News on Paul land corps. Major league baseball has suspended. Larry Baer, the president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants without pay. The league announced today that bears leave of absence prompted by a video of him in a physical fight with his wife has been converted to a suspension through July. First MLB says bear suspension during that time. He may not be involved in giants operations San Francisco. Prosecutors decided not to file charges against bear who has apologized for his actions. Three investigations have now been launched into a malfunction at Valero Benicia refinery that prompted an hour's long health advisory cake. You Ted Goldberg reports Callo show, local air regulators and Solano county. Health officials are trying to figure out why a problem at the refinery suddenly worsened over the weekend two weeks ago, a device at Valero broke down prompting petroleum coke to rush out from the refinery stacks that problem seemed to die down but on Saturday black city smoked again coming out of the. The refinery stacks the next day that intensified prompting city officials to urge people with respiratory issues to stay indoors several people complained of breathing problems. Because of the releases Valero was shutting down a large part of its facility. No word for how long. I'm Ted Goldberg KiKi. Dee news police are investigating a shooting that took place at a state prison building in San Francisco's mission district yesterday afternoon. A man was hospitalized with life threatening gunshot wounds after the shooting at the California Department of corrections and rehabilitation.
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"This hour, plus President Trump continues to attack the late Senator John McCain also a new study on pregnancy in prison, and we'll talk to a former top executive at Fox News about that channels depiction of Muslims after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order meant to encourage free speech at colleges and universities as NPR's Mara Liasson explains. The president is reflecting the views of conservatives who say they're not being heard on campus. Although the first amendment already prohibits the government from preventing free speech. The president says his executive order will send a powerful message to quote professors and power structures who want to keep young Americans from challenging rigid far left. Ideologies if a college or university doesn't allow you to speak we will not give them money. The president is threatening to pull federal funding from colleges that do not protect the first amendment rights of students. This is an issue that has animated the president's conservative base who believe colleges are indoctrinating students with liberal ideology. Mara liasson. NPR news the White House more than a year after a gunman opened fire from. On the upper floors of the Las Vegas casino hotel and a crowd below killing. Dozens of people one of the devices used up so-called bump stock will be illegal in the US beginning next week device. Attaches to a semiautomatic weapon making it function more like one that is fully automatic line for more rapid fire. Estimated hundreds of thousands of the devices are in circulation in the US though next week, we'll be a felony to own one. The Florida man accused of mailing more than a dozen explosive devices to CNN and prominent critics of President Trump is pleaded guilty to charges per Honda. The Wong reports Caesar say is set to be sentenced next month Caesar se. Og apologize in front of US District. Judge jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to sixty five. Criminal counts include using weapons of mass destruction and mailing explosives. His targets included former presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sitting democratic senators and actor Robert deniro se committed to creating pipebombs at began appearing in the mail around the country weeks before last November's midterm. Elections as forty five day investigation before he was arrested in Florida on forced from matched him with a fingerprint on one of the envelopes used as well as DNA found on an explosive device next month. Judge Rakoff could sentence say act to spend the rest of his life in prison on Zee long NPR news, New York social networking site. Facebook is admitting it stored millions of user passwords in plain taxed for years security blog Krebs on security says upwards of six hundred million Facebook users have had passwords stored in plain text Facebook in its own blog post says it will notify hundreds of millions of the company's customers about that fact Facebook for its part says there's no evidence it's employs in any way abused access to user data which was stored on internal servers. Facebook says it discovered the problem in January security, researchers say in some cases, the passwords had been stored in plain text since two thousand twelve stocks. Moved broadly higher today snapping a two session downturn. The Dow up one hundred two hundred and sixteen points today. You're listening to. NPR and this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. Federal prosecutors have charged the volunteer treasurer of.
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"Ready? I'm obsessed process to I mean, once you're in cinema. You cannot stop news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have been meeting on Capitol Hill tonight in an effort to reach a compromise on border security funding NPR Susan Davis reports the meeting comes after the Senate today failed to pass two competing bills that would've ended the partial government shutdown. The Senate rejected President Trump's proposal requesting five point seven billion for a border wall in exchange for temporary changes to immigration laws. Senators also rejected a democratic proposal to reopen. The government for two weeks in order to try and negotiate a border security deal. The next steps are unclear house. Democrats led by speaker Pelosi are working on a proposal to outline all of the border security priorities. Congress is willing to fund it is not expected to include money to build new physical barriers along the us Mexico border. Meanwhile, federal workers will miss their second paycheck on Friday. Susan Davis NPR news, the capitol president tr. Trump spoke at the White House shortly after the Senate vote today, he once again pushed for a wall and downplayed suggestions of alternative methods to secure the southern border patrol. The drones flying up in the air having a lot of fun flying. Drones all over the place. They don't mean a thing when they look down she thousands of people rushing border. The only thing that works is a strong barrier wall. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats continue to blame. Trump and say the ball is in his court. That is a crisis that the president alone created and that the president alone can end their publicans, and the congress have been accomplices to the president's irresponsibility and just ignoring the consequences of his action. The government is now in the thirty four th day of a partial shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are now poised to miss their second paycheck. A new census bureau report shows stark contrast, and how different groups react to the possibility of the twenty twenty senses, including a citizenship question. NPR's Hansie lo Wong reports. The Trump administration is. Fighting multiple lawsuits over the controversial question. The question asks is this person a citizen of the United States? Trump administration says it wants to add the question to the twenty twenty cents is to better enforce the Voting Rights Act US district judge Jesse Furman. However has concluded that reasoning is a quote sham justification now. A new report from focus group research commissioned by the census bureau, suggests that many communities of color and immigrant groups are worried that responses to the question will be used to find undocumented immigrants rural residents who identified as white and not Hispanic. However said they were largely quote all four using the census to ask about citizenship. One rural participant interviewed called the question. A necessity saying, quote, I think the immigrants in need to get out of here on Zee long NPR news New York on Wall Street, the Dow was down twenty two points. This is NPR from Katie news. I'm Tara Siler. California. Governor Gavin Newsom says his office is in constant contact with PGE on his liability over recent wildfires and the utility. Plan to file for bankruptcy protection. By the end of the month that comes after state fire officials announced today the tubs fire was not caused by PGA. The blaze was the most devastating of the two thousand seventeen north bay firestorm. It killed twenty two people and destroyed fifty six hundred homes Newsome says the landscape for utilities is complicated. Bigger concern is going forward even beyond PG ni for utilities operating in the electrical Mark in an environment radically changing in an environment. Quite literally that is reorganizing experiencing extremes. In a statement PG says it still faces significant liabilities and a deteriorating financial situation. It has been blamed for eighteen at the October twenty seventeen wildfires in northern California. Meantime, former California governor Jerry Brown, Spokane Washington DC today in his first public appearance as the executive chairman of the bulletin of Tomek. Scientists the organization maintains a metaphorical doomsday clock. It's meant to represent. How close humanity is to global catastrophe or midnight today. The group announced the clock will stay where it's been since two thousand seventeen two minutes to midnight Brown called on congress and world leaders to prioritize denuclearization and address climate change. And we've got to wake people up with people up in Washington throughout the country. And throughout the world the bulletin of atomic scientists also factored the mistrust of science into the current time stamp. I'm Tara.
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"This is WNYC FM HD and AM New York. William bar is in line to be the next attorney general and his confirmation hearing today was one in which senators FRA Simone, executive power and the Muller investigation. I'm Jimmy Floyd. This is all things considered on WNYC. Confirmation hearing for Bill Barr who served as attorney general once before is still underway on Capitol Hill. Will you commit to ensuring the special counsel Muller is not terminated without good cause consistent with department regulations. Absolutely complete coverage coming right up plus thirty thousand teachers still on strike in Los Angeles and the legendary actor and comedian Carol Channing best known for her role in. Hello. Dolly has died. We'll have an appreciation after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The is to the right two hundred and to the nose to the left four hundred and thirty two a thorough drubbing British Prime Minister Theresa May's revised deal for Britain to leave the European Union. Britain's House of Commons of the biggest parliamentary defeat for the British government since the twenties resounding lead defeating the proposal raising the possibility Britain could wind up crashing out of the EU speaking after the voter frustrated may said it doesn't take away need for progress. Every day the passes without this issue being resolved means more uncertainty more business and more rancor since taking office in two thousand sixteen after the UK voted to pull out of the e you may has made delivering Brexit her main task some conservative leaders expect to seek further talks with e you leaders heads of the U countries have said the deal cannot be renegotiated in New York. Federal judges ruled against the Trump administration's plan. To add a citizenship question to the upcoming twenty twenty cents more from NPR's Hansie the wall. This is the first district court ruling out of multiple lawsuits over the controversial citizenship question in his opinion, for the to lead cases in New York district judge Jesse firm has ordered the administration to stop plans to include the question while leaving open the possibility that commerce secretary Wilbur Ross overseas, the census could move forward with the question if you were to meet a series of specific requirements, including providing Rossi's, quote, real rationale as for the other citizenship question lawsuits, a trial in California started earlier this month and another set to begin in Maryland next week on Zee long NPR news, New York, president Donald Trump's nominee to replace former attorney general Jeff Sessions says he would not carry out any order that involve the firing of special counsel Robert Muller, without 'cause we embark testifying today before the Senate Judiciary committee while there's team is looking at potential ties between Russia and the two thousand sixteen Trump campaign and a report by the Pentagon's intelligence arm says there. Is concerned. China is quickly developing its military capabilities from aircraft carriers to cyber weapons report says it's China expansion sets up military installations overseas, it could challenge global interests. Here's NPR's. Tom Bowman the report by the Defense Intelligence Agency says China is making strides in the development of what one official calls threatening capable missile systems that could spell trouble for the US naval presence in the Pacific. Besides military expansion. Another concern is China's efforts to become a global power. The report says with its first foreign military base in the eastern African country of Djibouti still the report says China can quickly reach parody with the US military. It's still has technical challenges in creating next generation aircraft in its military. Unlike the US has trouble coordinating command and control among all the services. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington on Wall Street, the Dow closed up one hundred fifty five points, the NASDAQ rose one hundred seventeen points. This is NPR. And you're listening to WNYC in New York at five oh four. I'm Jamie Floyd legalizing, recreational marijuana, passing congestion pricing and rapidly increasing renewable energy usage. These are just some of the items on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to do list for this legislative session at the state of the union address this afternoon governor Cuomo conceded, the laundry list may seem ambitious. It's a lot no doubt about it. But there's been a lot that has been bottled up for many many years that we couldn't get done. And in many ways, I feel the state is now liberated with the Senate Democratic caucus. And of course, it's the state of the state the governor called on lawmakers to continue passing progressive legislation in the coming weeks among his top budget priorities. Cuomo said our public transportation and infrastructure, healthcare and cutting taxes for the middle class. For years, the NYPD's response to questions about its use of surveillance technology has been to neither confirm nor deny whether records bowed. It exists. It's called the glow more response. But now in New York state court judge has ruled in a case over whether NYPD spied on the cell phones of people attending black lives matter protests that the police can no longer keep that claim of confidentiality. It's a win for civil libertarians. And state supreme court Justice, Arlene, blue shot down, the NYPD argument that responding to complaints would compromise counterterrorism or criminal efforts because the police in question, we're not the people in question rather were not breaking the law at the time New York Times reporter, Ali Watson covered the case. Judge's ruling right now, depending on whether or not the NYPD appeals actually puts a very firm boot the neck of his response. They can't really use it in the future. The NYPD does have thirty days to appeal. The ruling. A statement a spokeswoman said that it uses the global response exceedingly sparingly and only after careful consideration of the interests involved tonight, mostly clear, a low around twenty seven degrees. Currently, it's thirty four degrees. The time is five oh six support for NPR comes from C three providing a software platform that enables organizations to deploy artificial intelligence in IOT solutions at industrial scale. Learn more at C three dot AI. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro in a Senate hearing room today attorney general nominee William bar has been walking a fine line bar is pledging to protect the Justice department. But he also says the president has sweeping constitutional authority NPR national Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has been following these confirmation hearings and joins us now to talk about them. Hi, hey, okay. He has been nominated to lead the Justice department at a time when the president is attacking it. So how did bar address that tension today? Well, Bill Maher said he has a very high opinion of deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, he says he has no reason to doubt that the Russians attempted to interfere in our elections. And he says he doesn't believe that special counsel. Robert Muller would be conducting a witch hunt in fact, Barr says he would quit rather than fire Muller. If there were no good cause to get rid of him. And as one of Muller's friends for thirty years Barr says it's unimaginable that. Muller would do anything to prompt? A firing Senate Democrats went into this hearing wanting bar firmly committed to protecting the Russia investigation. Did they get that commitment? Not affirm one Ari Dianne Feinstein, the top democrat on the committee was pressing Bill bar a lot about what people will learn in the end about the Russia probe. Will you commit to making any report Muller produces at the conclusion of his investigation available to congress and to the public as as I said, my statement, I am going to make as much information available as I can consistent with the rules and regulations now Bill bar talked about wanting transparency, but he also said that he s the attorney general make the ultimate call about what becomes public and later on Senator amazing. Geraldo, Hawaii said just asking us to trust. You is not enough. She said this president will do anything to protect himself, and Mr. bar was kind of tough in his response. He said, I'm not going to surrender the responsibility of the attorney general. To get this title. We know that bar has had some contact with lawyers involved in the investigation. Did we learn anything new today about his interactions with the White House? We did bar told lawmakers he actually met with President Trump awhile ago, and the president seemed to want bar to join his legal defence team bar politely declined. He said he didn't want to stick his head in a meat grinder bar. Also said he discussed some legal theories with attorneys for the president the vice president and with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, but bar said he didn't recall learning anything of substance. Anything confidential about the pro from the beginning of this investigation. The issue of recusals has been a very big deal. What had bar say about recusals today? He said he thinks Jeff Sessions. The former attorney general probably did the right thing to recuse himself in Democrats pressed bar to step aside to given this context with lawyers involved in this investigation and a memo he wrote criticizing the investigation, but here again, far would not commit. He says he will ask career. Ethics officials at Justice to evaluate the question, but he won't necessarily do what they advise. He also said the president is not above the law. The president can't for example, offer pardons to people who promise now to incriminate him taking a step back. There is one question about Bill bar that people on both sides of the aisle have which is why would he come back to lead the Justice department after twenty seven years to be attorney general again in excellent question bar, basically says because he loves the Justice department as an institution he says, he's sixty eight years old, and he has nothing to lose. If you take this job, you have to be ready to make decisions and spend all your political capital and have no future because you have to have that freedom of action, and I feel I'm gonna position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences and Ari so far nothing has emerged to block Boris path confirmation. NPR national. Justice. Correspondent Carrie Johnson. Thank you. My pleasure for analysis of the hearing and of what Bill bar may do if he's confirmed. Let's bring in Jennifer dascomb. She's an associate professor of law at American University. She used to work at the Justice department. Professor Daska welcome. Thank you. So to the central question today, which is whether bar will protect the Muller investigation based on what you heard from his testimony. Are you persuaded that he will? So he he answered that pretty clearly he said that he he likely I mean, he had he would protect mother and the absence. Something extraordinary that mother would be allowed to continue. I think the key question and the one that several senators pushed on the a question of what is going to be made public, and what's going to be made available congress. We heard Bill bars say repeatedly that he was committed to transparency, but transparency considered students consistent with the law transparency consistent with rules and regulations and bar. Has a very broad view of executive privilege and a very broad view of executive power including power over criminal investigation. So when he says he needs to be consistent with rules and regulations on the question of whether whatever final report Muller producers should be made public. That's what he would be referring to executive privilege that the president might say, no, exactly executive privilege abroad claims our national security, our range of different reasons. Why transparency would be limited according to his his views and the president's articulation of of what's necessary to keep private secret. He also as we just heard there from Carrie Johnson did not seem to suggest that he's likely to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. Did that surprise you in any way? It comprises me only because it seems like a clear case where recusals would be appropriate, but he has been consistent on along in suggesting that he would not recuse himself. And I wasn't surprised that he didn't change his mind today. But giving his engagement given the nemo that was that he chose to write and to send to the president about concerned about obstruction of Justice charges targeting the president and given what he acknowledged today about conversations, it seems like this would be a clear case for recusal has been consistent about that. Well, that prompts my next question, and it's one that he was asked today by senators in in one way or the other a number of times, which is would he protect the independence of the Justice department against executive overreach. Do you think when push comes to shove Bill would tell the president? No, no, sir. You can't do that. So again, I think it depends on what's being asked. And he did get today that there were certain red lines that he went cross, but that being said he has an expressed repeatedly previously very broad views of executive power and executive privilege, and there are certainly in a whole range of areas in which the president could assert executive privilege in my assumption is and based on bars previous, writings and statements. That bar would agree. Did you learn anything about Bill today that you didn't already know? Some of the contacts that he's had were interesting to hear about you know, he is as as expected he was incredibly articulate and and respectful. I think that the key is is reading the testimony in light of what he started written in the past. Did you hear anything today that might derail this confirmation that poses a serious threat to his chances of being confirmed? I'm just given given the politics and given the makeup of the Senate unlikely at this point is there a question to you to you would have asked him that the senators did not. Again, I think that really pushing him on this question of transparency what happens when the president asserts a claim of national security what happens when the president says, you know, we just want a very brief cursory summary of this report sent up to congress. What do you do? Then you would have liked to have heard an iron clad, whatever Muller wants to be made public. I'll back. Exactly, that's Jennifer Gasco. She she choose constitutional and national security law at American University Jennifer desk, thanks so much for taking the time. Thank you..
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