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Indiana Extends Needle Exchange Authority to 2026
"Extension for Indiana's needle exchange programs. Eric Berman report signed counties have programs or addicts can exchange used needles for clean ones currently expires next year. Legislators have been to extend it to 2026. The programs began as a way to stop the spread of HIV and hepatitis of Mental Health. America of Indiana Vice President Brandon George says they connect addicts to brought her health services people that don't normally get touched and giving them a bunch. Of services that just happens to include syringes, George says those who take part have been five times more likely to enter treatment.
White House to meet with tech leaders about semiconductor shortage
"Are growing about the global shortage of semi conductors and the White House today is holding a virtual summit with leaders from several companies that are impacted. President Biden today will spend a few minutes joining a virtual summit on semiconductors and supply chain resilience that the White House is convening with CEOs from leading chip manufacturers and automakers. Global shortage of semiconductors used in cars has forced Ford and General Motors to cut production of plants in North America, leading to concerns about inventory. The shortage has also impacted the technology industry, computers, cell phones and video gaming systems. The president's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan calls for a $50 billion investment in semiconductor manufacturing and research. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS Washington.
Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal
"On accelerated growth. Bush apparently is buying the speech. Recognition company called nuance in a deal worth sixteen billion dollars. The news is that microsoft. Pay fifty six dollars per share microsoft's acquisition of nuance comes after the companies formed a partnership back in two thousand nineteen the transaction closed this year. I tried reading that into siri for voice recognition got it perfectly even nuance messing. Only the capital letter.
The Rock seems serious about bid for president
"To start thinking seriously about the rock as a presidential candidate. He put something on Instagram over the weekend. It was a Newsweek poll as it 46% of people want the rock to run for president and he quoted underneath, the caption said It would be an honor to be your six FT. Four bald, tattooed half black, half Samoan. Tequila drinking pickup truck driving Fanny pack wearing president. It would be awesome to have the Rockets with other countries would look at us and go, man. Let's not make him mad. That's one thing I think. Yeah, but the other also they would look at us A good man. America's so cool. The rock is their president, You know you really have like a legit star. As the
'Nomadland' Wins 4 BAFTAs Including Best Picture, Director
"Thebes Big winner at this year's British Academy Film Awards held on Sunday night here in London as well as best film. It also won best director for Chloe Zhao on best actress for Frances McDormand. After voting system had been changed this year after complaints the awards were doing too little to encourage diversity. His our arts correspondent, Vincent Out E Think friends, part of an American tradition My dad used to say. It's remembered lives. It was no surprise. Nomad Land took the best film at the BAFTAs. Lots of people expected to do the same. The Oscars two weeks from now. It's a powerful investigation of the soul of America, with Frances McDormand, superb in the lead role, and her win as best actress was predictable. There was talk of best
‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at BAFTA Awards – Complete List of Winners
"Held on Sunday night in London. As well as best film. It also won best director for Chloe Zhao and best actress for Frances McDormand. The BAFTA voting system had been changed this year after complaints that the awards were doing too little to encourage diversity. Here's our arts correspondent been sent out. E think friends part of an American tradition. My dad used to say what's remembered lives. It was no surprise. Nomad Land took the best film of the bastards. Lots of people expected to do the same at the Oscars. Two weeks from now. It's a powerful investigation of the soul of America, with Frances McDormand, superb in the lead role, and her win as best actress was predictable. There was talk of best actor going to the late Chadwick Boseman instead at 83, Sir Anthony Hopkins took it for the father. I don't know what she's cooking up against me, but she's cooking some of them. What's he talking about? That I'm not leaving my flash British Film Academy worked hard to broaden the electorate for this year's awards. That led to more diversity in the nominees. At least there was a lot of admiration for rocks. A realistic story of black British life. I think you should tell someone about young, long. You wouldn't understand. What's the problem? Talk to me. I don't get it. Don't worry for me. You're not. There's such a beautiful work. You have to leave. Get out get out was nothing contrary to what some expected rocks did not take outstanding British film. Its central character is played by Bucky Back Ray, who'd had no acting experience. Her reaction over zoom as she learned she had been chosen as best newcomer was the highlight of the evening. The winner. Off the E Rising Star award is Vicky Bakley. Ready Weeks is a black British director who took the outstanding debut award for his house. How quickly you forget everything we went through to get.
What's With The Rash Of Asian Hate?
"All right. You know this is to kansas is exciting to be back online with ya. and cash ken beached white male. Podcast asian american podcast with ken. Fog were together. I love this and you know last time we did this. Can we talked about the targeting of asian americans in this culture. And i mean it was six days after we posted that podcasts that we had this amazing shooting. Remember that podcast can. Oh yeah yeah. In fact everything was so schmooze together when you reminded me that we had recorded that less than a week before this atrocity happened. I had a double check. And i i found myself when i heard this story. I thought oh my gosh. This is terrible because this guy robert aaron long went to at least two asian massage parlors and he walked in he just started a start taking people out and these these girls in in those massage parlors are dead and i and i thought. Gosh we're talking about asians being targeted and here it is. The number was three asian owned massage. Parlours yeah and and In one of them they were not girls to them were in their seventies one was in sixties and what was in her fifties. Oh my god right so it. Just kind of blows up a lot of the horrible memes Incentivizing around asian american women that the young nubile sex workers. As i know these were. May i think hard working wage elderly eh. asian women trying to do what they could to help support their families. Yes and and so. Many issues came out of that story just about the. you know. Sexualizing as women. You know and but then it turns out that this guy tells the people that arrested him that he had a sex addiction. You know as though that was the motive in the cause of these shootings and then the police officer gets on the microphone and he says Yes the the individual committed this crime Admitted to having sex addiction and you know he had a bad day.
Pentagon Chief Austin Visits Israel to Reaffirm 'Ironclad' U.S. Alliance
"An overseas trip. Defense Secretary Lloyd Ass is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the nation's defense minister to discuss and reaffirmed America's commitment to the US Israel strategic Partnership. In Germany. Secretary Austin will meet with counterparts to talk about combating the malign influence of shared strategic rival Meetings were also planned with the United Nations secretary general in Brussels and with defense officials in the U. K. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, Everyone 16 and older in D. C
Trump Optimistic About GOP Prospects in Speech to Donors
"Former President Trump staked his claim to leadership of the Republican Party in a closed door speech to donors Saturday night. Casting his populist policies is the key to future Republican success. Mr. Trump also reinforces commitment of the GOP in the address as Republican officials pondered Trump's role in the party, his commitment to GOP fundraising and his plans for
China's Didi Chuxing Raising $1.5 Billion in Debt as It Nears Blockbuster IPO
"We're hearing Chinese ride hailing company Didi to Shing has filed confidentially with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. Think the Chinese version of America's biggest ride hailing company. Crystal Day covers Didi for Bloomberg News. They are the equivalent of uber in China, basically, and they are expanding very quickly. They're trying to get into space is like for delivery grocery deliveries, so they need the money. They need the capital. And they are trying to twist in the U. S. And Tennessee. Didi is also said to be exploring a potential dual listing in Hong Kong at a later
Biden's gun control executive orders could cause surge in gun ownership
"There be a rush on guns? That's the question after President Biden announced a half dozen executive actions to combat what he calls an epidemic and an international embarrassment of gun violence in America at George Guns that Hood River owner Erica Bell says she seen some business. In response to the president's announcement of executive actions to combat gun violence, including action on Ghost guns, which are also called 80% Guns. I've had a couple people come in, and that was the 80% people that we're looking for those, but it was just more so afraid of what's gonna happen and be available and they want them before. They're not available. One patron telling me that think Biden's one of the best gun sales whenever he says this cell phone is starting to go off about the issue. I've already had. People in my family column is asking questions about what this Biden order is going to do. And if we should go get eight percenters before their outlaw Blake Allen for CBS News Hood River Organ.
Raising Boys To Be Feminists
"Asked sonora. Saw what it means to have a feminist son. It means having a boy who believes the full humanity of women and girls around him who knows how to trust his mother's voice her anger her love and then extend that to other women around him and also feminism for boys in particular is about you know things like feeling their whole spectrum of human emotion feeling sad being able to cry being able to have that feminine side and then also as they grow to recognize that they can be led by women that they believe women's stories. Do you believe that you are at the center of everything are that you can sometimes follow and pass the mic or let them lead the way or get out of their reece's intrinsic and all of this right. It just has to be part of our conversations about parenting in your experience in particular raising a brown boy in america but this is not just for families of color. utah just explicitly. Teach your white boy about our world that privileges whiteness in the same way. Boys of color are taught about staying safe in that world. Yes the privileges of a white boy. If you don't do that now look at what is happening in society. Look at the insurrection on january. Six and look at the atlanta shootings and the violence against asian women's bodies by the twenty one year old. Which i think is just out of bollywood which is not to say. Oh he's just a little boy but it's just say that if we don't teach our boys that every human being matter and everyone is precious and we don't teach him how to express his anguish how to see that you just one person and you might also need to struggle for what you have and so when once you start to descend to yourself you actually going to feel like you earned something
Congresswoman Lee Statement on Violent Coup Attempt
"Us now democratic congresswoman. Barbara lee of california. She is one of the ten house. Democrats who joined the lawsuit against donald trump congressman league. Great to see you as always thank you for joining us. I feel like for once. I haven't made you get up crazy early in the morning to talk to me congress. Let's talk about this. this news. The study that indicates that this grievance white grievance people came from areas where they've seen a decline in white populations in america replaced by either hispanic or or or black people and that was that fed some of the racism that led to the decision to go and storm the capital on january. Sixth does that. Does that help you to have any of that context. That's the context that as an african american we know i know. White supremacy Has been with us. The beginning of time here in america and in fact what is taking place. Now as we saw january six is that the Foregin izing of such as the oath keepers the proud boys along with a donald trump rudy. Giuliani the all of them have gotten together now to really try to in many ways I bob they entered into what we what i say was an attempted. Coup through their violence and insurrection. But the second one. They're trying to take away on fundamental democratic rights. Our constitutional rights. You see what's taking place throughout the country just in terms of suppression laws so this has been winless in now. I think the rest of the country. The rest of the world is seeing what african americans have had to deal with for four centuries in america
"Site. site. Noonan Noonan primary primary care care doctor doctor Cecil Cecil Bennett Bennett says says Unless patients are having allergic reactions, like rashes or shortness of breath, he can't understand halting vaccinations. This is where again the United States of America. We expect everything to be perfect, Bennett tells WSB, nausea, dizziness or aches and pains are normal. You could take Goody's headache powder and have side effects. There's no perfect medications. No perfect. Vaccine and a handful of individuals out of hundreds. It's not a good reason to close on the side, but those are manageable side effects, he says. The vaccine benefits outweigh the risks of temporary discomfort. Veronica Waters 95.5 WSB, Florida congressman Matt Gates, making his first public appearance since her health at House Ethics Committee began an investigation into
Beyond Pandemic’s Upheaval, a Racial Wealth Gap Endures
"It's a 10 corporations across the country say they're making big investments in diversity, equity and inclusion. But are they really Bank of America launched a $1 Billion.4 Year campaign in 2020 on this week's edition of of Colors, a dialogue on race in America, with Chris Korn and JJ Green, Ebony Thomas, the racial Equity and economic Opportunity Initiatives executive at Bank of America, explained what it's all about on the podcast. We made this commitment back in June of 2020. And I think this commitment really enforces the connection we have to our community the importance of this in our community and what we know for generations is that Simen Systemic racism has created a racial wealth gap in America, and one of the elements of this billion dollar, commitment or billion dollar plus commitment is it's just support those communities of color and to close that help support to close that. Racial wealth gap. Today. White family has eight times the wealth of black families and five times out of Hispanic Latino families. And so we want to make sure that we are doing work in the space around entrepreneurship and innovation, housing, small business and quite honestly health to be able to support and close that wealth gap. If there were no pandemic, would we still be doing something like this? I think that the pandemic has definitely laid bare for us. The equities that we see particularly Communities of color around health. And so you know, I think this is a place that we we've had some work in that we've done some some elements of health. But the way that we've doubled down in health is really definitely connected to our response and wanting to support these
William Grant Still: The Afro-American Symphony
"Today we're going to play musical hide and seek with the symphony number one. The afro american symphony by william grant still for his first symphony still wanted to compose music. That reflected the america. He knew one of stills earliest jobs was with. wc handy's famous blues band so he wanted to put the sound of the balloons into his symphony. You may have heard people say that they feel blue. When they're sad. Musical blues are about feeling sad and also have to do with blue notes in music. The word blue means changing certain pitches in a scale which changes the mood of the piece. William grant stills afro. American symphony is based on the blues e little melody. You just heard here. It is again. This time played by a clarinet when the composer takes a bit of melody and builds a larger piece around it. The bid of melody is called a theme in the afro american symphony. The theme sounds different sometimes. Very different in each of the four movements or sections of the symphony now for the hide and seek. You know that when you're playing that game sometimes people are easy to find. And sometimes they're hard to find the same thing with teams in the second movement of the symphony. The theme is easy to find. I the oboe plays it then. More instruments get into the act. But the oboe has the last word
Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Ford
"Plants across North America are on pause as companies like General Motors and Ford deal with ongoing shortages of computer chips and other supplies. MPR's Camilla Domino Ski has been following the story and joins us now. Hey, Camilla! I also so what exactly is the problem facing these plants? All the single biggest problem is a shortage of computer chips. The companies that make semiconductors just couldn't keep pace with how quickly demand for cars came back from pandemic clothes. And there are AH lot of computer chips in modern cars. They're tucked in everything from engines to the seats. That's how they can tell if you're sitting in them. So you now have plants shutting down for days to weeks. General Motors just announced to more plants that are going on pause. Ford has four down right now and even plants that are still open. You know, most major automakers have had to cut production somewhere. Wow. Well, So
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
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"For him. Know him and think he is tremendous and the team he put together. It's not just garland lisa. Monica former co is going to be deputy vanita. Gupta is going to be the associated. General and chris and clark's going to be in charge of civil rights as big and this is very not his big to civil rights leaders to placing the justice department. And that's a huge thing. And i think this is a very a very very good team. There's also some reports that could or has been thinking about replacing garland on the dc court of appeals with kettani brown jackson. She is a fifty year old black woman who currently sits on the federal district court in dc and also as someone who has been mentioned as a possible supreme court justice and so she could go to fill merrick arlen seat in the dc circuit on the dc circuit court of appeals. And then. perhaps. If brian retires you could get angie brown jackson as on the supreme court An lvad very young black woman to the supreme court of the united states which would be awesome so a lot of good things came from what just happened in georgia. What else can we expect from democratic senate and where are we still going to face challenges or we're going to face challenges in that the filibuster still exists so to pass most things not nominations not court appointments but most pieces of legislation in there are a few exceptions we talk about. We still need ten republicans and mitch. Mcconnell still has say under that scenario under large portions of the biden agenda and even still we have joe manchin a very conservative democrat. Kirsten cinema mark kelly arizona moderate democrats who have concerns with some of the more progressive elements of the biden agenda. Some of the more important structural reforms like turning into a state or some of those sorts of things. So this is hard. I fifty fifty cents very very challenging. They take a long time to organizers. Pretty intense negotiations between the majority and the minority about how you said how many people are on each committee. And how you set it up and all of that so this is an incredibly narrow path to get things done but it is a path and that would not exist under any scenario if we had not won both of those seats on tuesday. Few points here. Because as you know. Dan i have some concerns about the filibuster and i have for a while. The reason that we can't you might be thinking. Why can't we give her the filibuster like we said we wanted to. Well because joe manchin doesn't wanna get rid of the filibuster fifty one votes to get rid of the filibuster which we have. We have fifty. Democrats have fifty one votes but we do not have fifty one democratic senators. Who want to get rid of the filibuster namely joe manchin. Possibly some others to your. I'm not sure votes right now. I don't know that but like some of them. You could imagine pressuring you can imagine saying the voters of your state are going to punish you if you don't eliminate the filibuster and we're going to have a primary challenge like joe manchin. There's none of that joe. We're not getting another democrat out of west virginia probably in our lifetime. Maybe i'm wrong. I shouldn't say that at least in the next ten years. Let's say or another democratic senator virginia and certainly not another democratic senator out west virginia who is more liberal than joe mansion. Joe manchin doesn't care about your pressure campaigns. He doesn't care about you calling his office and yelling at him he does. He wanna see recently. He's there for a while. And he's just gonna be joe manchin and i hate that you hate that but like that is the reality that we have so the question is. Can we ever get to a point where there's legislation that comes to the floor. That's so important that mcconnell's obstructing so much that we somehow can convince and biweekly. I really mean. Joe biden his administration because again joe. Joe manchin doesn't respond to popular pressure and is somewhat insulated from political pressure. can buy ever convince mansion to change his position on the filibuster. I don't know. I don't know the answer that question the other opportunity we have. Is you mentioned. Most legislation requires sixty votes. There is something called a budget reconciliation. Bill where we can pass that bill with only fifty one votes. What can you put an budget. Reconciliation bill well first of all. You're only allowed one budget reconciliation bill per year. You can stuff whatever you want in that so long as it is about taxing and spending and has to do with actually changing the budget itself. So what can get done within. Budget reconciliation with fifty one votes. The two thousand dollar checks can get done. Democrats can expand eligibility for obamacare subsidies. They can get medicare to negotiate for better prescription drug prices. That way you can actually change the medicare age. The age of eligibility for medicare within budget reconciliation which joe biden because of bernie sanders has promised to bring down five years. I read that you can possibly do a public option within. Budget reconciliation tax hikes for the rich. Anything that has to do with taxes you can do in budget reconciliation which means climate spending investment that has to do with climate. You can do some immigration things within budget that have to do with money but still a lot immigration stuff would actually have to be real legislation and then the things that you can't do our minimum wage immigration guns in. This is the big one. That worries me that i wanted to ask you about is all of these. Democracy voting reforms that we know we need to pass in order to make sure that we can still have free and fair elections again. Like what do we do about. Hr one which we've talked about before. Which is the house. Democracy reform bill. they are going to rename the john. Lewis voting rights act. What do we do about that bill. Does that is that. Is that dead on arrival biden. Try it anyway. What do you think. I don't wanna say dead on arrival but there is not no plausible paths who ten republicans supporting something that helps.
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"It is a that is the absolute tribute to grassroots. That's the only way you find. Those people is through the hardcore work of organizing and it is. It's a tremendous feet. It goes against history in relatively recent history. There have twice been georgia senatorial runoffs. After democrats won the white house in both cases the democrats lost including a democrat incumbent losing because democratic turnout was diminished through complacency etcetera. And this time that didn't happen. Our turn out was not in the ninety percent of november turnout on a runoff election. That happens three or four days after new years. It's unbelievable it's unheard of. It doesn't happen. There's there are no historical examples of it happening. That i've heard someone can prove me wrong but it just it just doesn't happen doesn't happen for so the turnout turn it into being four point. Four million all the prognosticators lot know folks who were on these campaigns part of the state party where people believe that. If turnout was north of four point three million it would be good for the republicans because it meant that they're going to match the democratic turnout and the fact that hit four point. Four million democrats still one. Is i think an even larger testament to the democratic turnout operation. Because we're going to talk about how republican turnout dig sag more than democratic turnout but republicans turned out in this race. They didn't like their turnout. Machine was strong like getting eight percent in the heavy trump districts of their november. Turnout is still very very good for a special election but democrats just did more when point just a few more interesting nuggets here youth turn out and you share of the vote. Went up a biden. One young voters by eleven points in november ossoff warnick won by thirty four points to the share of youth. Voters went out Let the latino share of the vote went up so they did. They did better among the latino voters who showed up ben. They did among latino voters who showed up in the general And then as you mentioned the one hundred and forty thousand voters who voted in january. Who didn't vote in november. Were disproportionately young and people of color So two very heavily democratic groups three reasons. You went race organizing candidate message. Let's with organizing what happened here. And i know you're gonna talk a to Nc about this more but just as a top level a culmination of a decade of work. The did not stop. No one took a day off. They went back to work. The first wednesday in november encamped organizing kept turning people out it was local organizing community organizing and it is what has happened in georgia is the model for how we turn more of this country blue and we have to learn everything there is to learn from the people involved and replicate their model. Because you cannot turn out the vote like that if you start sixty days before the election or even six months before the election or even a year before the election. It is the work that that takes happens in the odd years. It's the work that happens when no one's paying attention and it is the organisers georgia mostly. Black women are heroes. They literally saved their public right here. And i just want to emphasize that point. Because you know there's a lot of people rightfully praising stacey abrams we do it all the time here. But it's it's it's obama used to say this to. He's like sometimes people think. I just like materialized on stage in boston to give that two thousand four convention speech. I think sometimes people think stacey. Abrams just like materialized and twenty eighteen just like suddenly showed up and gave a speech where she You know talked about voter suppression. How brian kemp cost her the election because of depression. And she was a star there then. And that's the first. A lot of people hurt stacey. Abrams right stacey. Abrams worked for ten years on this project. Ten years doing work that nobody wanted to do going. And she said this to you and your interview with her after After november like just going around to people with a powerpoint about why. It's important to invest in georgia. Because the demographics are changing and it's it's the most diverse battleground state in it's the youngest battleground state and if we organize and we register people we can do this and like a lot of the work of organizing the winning. So much of it is not glamorous. It doesn't look like it doesn't put you in the limelight. You don't get a lot of fame from it. You get a lot of rejection. There's a lot of losses. Cc abrahams in aside from when she lost two thousand eighteen. She endured a lot of other losses so to georgia democrat. Sort of the organizers in georgia who've been working on this for the last ten years but they kept at it and so a lot of these places that we look at today. That seem like it's going to be hard to flip or to you. Know whatever like these things don't happen in one cycle and just because you lose cycle doesn't mean that that state or that district should be out of reach for you for the next cycle or the cycle after that like this is the work of organizing takes time and that is why say abrams and an latasha brown and say all of these people longer wire grow like all of these people who've worked so hard in georgia have have finally succeeded because they put him to work for so long look they. They registered seventy thousand voters between november january. Seventy five thousand voters. They registered more than half of them are under thirty five. They started knocking on doors again. That's a difference from the general election. There was in person campaigning And i just wanna give a shout out to everyone who participated in vote. Save america for this especially our team at crooked basically took time off and then just work through thanksgiving and and christmas to get Adopt st george up and running and then everyone who signed up. We had forty one thousand people sign up for adopt georgia to adopt georgia between november and january raised. Four point two million dollars for the get mitch fund for us off and fair fight. Action raised one point six five million dollars for every last vote fund which included black voters matter in the new georgia product..
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"Million times It's why we do this. I think the next department of justice We're gonna talk about merck garland and a bit in the f. b. i. Have to go back to taking white nationalism and right wing extremism seriously. Surveilling it going after it. It is a incredibly dangerous threat to this country from within and that needs to be a priority And then you know then. The work of the work of elections in the work of democracy. Right like i. I think that as you said like the odds are that we will face this kind of hate and violence again in the sad truth is it's always been a part of who we are country but you know our friend Ben rhodes pointed this out yesterday. Tweeted there's always two competing stories about america and where country of slavery and civil war and jim crow and horrific racist violence. But we're also the country of the civil rights act and the voting rights act and martin luther king junior john lewis and ultimately i think politics is about us choosing between those competing stories and the story that we chose on tuesday night look very different than wednesdays and it was almost poetic right like donald trump ends the november election by trying to disenfranchise millions of voters specifically suing to throw out ballots majority black areas like detroit and philadelphia in milwaukee. Meanwhile mitch mcconnell's senate majority depends on to georgia senators who have literally profited off the pandemic while denying relief to disproportionately poor and black and brown citizens of georgia. Who are hurting most of them. Kelly leffler runs one of the most racist campaigns in memory against her black opponent. And what happens. On tuesday a multi-racial coalition of whites and latinos and asians and more black voters than have ever voted in any election in any state. Ever turn out to end mitch. Mcconnell's majority by electing a young jewish kid who worked for john lewis and the first black democratic senator from the south who literally preaches for martin. Luther king junior's pulpit and that's america to we have a good clip of Warnock from his victory speech day.
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"Because i see that going around a lot and we just got to talk about the twenty fifth amendment amendment of the constitution is provides for linux succession removal of the president. In case the president falls ill or dies or something like that. so what. here's what happens. If if a majority of the cabinet decides that the president is unfit to serve. When the amendment was conceived it could either be because the president has a stroke and is in the hospital and not conscious or because he's donald trump and a fucking lunatic. Take your take your pick. So if a majority of the cabinet including the vice president decides that the president is unfit to serve. They transmit a letter to congress saying so vice president takes power. Then there's then trump gets a move if the president then says no. No i m fit to serve and these people are trying to stage a coup. The president sends a letter to congress. Saying oh i am fit to serve. And then what happens is congress if they're not already convened must reconvene within forty eight hours and then if and then congress basically has to vote to keep the president out of power needs a two thirds. Vote in each house to say yes. Donald trump is unfit to serve. So you're not going to get that vote do out in the house. That's that's that's harder than impeachment because impeachment unity thirds in the senate majority in the house too key to maintain the twenty fifty two thirds in both chambers. Not going to get the only thing here is it also says in the constitution that congress has twenty one days to make that judgment and to take that vote so if the cabinet did this if penta did this nancy pelosi could just stick around for twenty one days before taking the vote and we'd hit the twentieth and that would be that donald trump wouldn't be in power for those days. Mike pence would so you could if you want like go through the cabinet list. Donald trump's cabinet and see There's fifteen of them including the chief of staff gets to be a cabinet member in the administration Obviously mark meadows in voting against him. See if you can find eight votes in the cabinet to you know say the donald trump I was doing it where you were you looking at the just for fun fun game i was just kind of look through it. Like but there's there's not a lot like gina hassle. Do it at ca. Probably steve mnuchin after embarrassed him. Maybe alex as our after he embarrassed him. Yeah maybe but like pompeii. Oh i don't know. Can you imagine if we survive this moment as a country and we stopped the planet from alexander and like a hundred years from now. School kids are learning. Why this guy was president for like eight days at the end to having to explain this moment to them so anyway i mean look. I think what romney said last night is probably correct. Which is that. We the practical effect of all this is going to be that we're going to hold our breath for the next The next thirteen days. We should also say that late. Last night i think four in the morning eastern. The white house did release a statement from donald trump saying pledging an orderly and peaceful transition in saying that he believed on the twentieth. Which don't have that statement. I don't know how much it means. Don't know how fast he basically retract it when he gets back on twitter. But that is where we are as of Let's see ten thirty pacific coast time today on thursday. Donald trump pledging orderly transition on the twentieth christian about long-term. Like what do we do about this violence. What do we do about this extremism. What is joe biden due to try to heal this country. He did speak yesterday. As this was this was happening. I think we have a clip of biden speech. The scenes of chaos at the capital do not reflect a true america. Do not represent who we are what we're saying or a small number of extremists dedicates. The lawlessness. this is not dissent is. Disorder is chaos borders on sedition and it must end. Now where do you think you think about in speech and what do you think of the path ahead for him and trying to piece all this together. His speech was great in some of the things that frustrate a lot of democrats about joe biden. The primary are why he and sometimes that's for sure doesn't primary sometimes but that is why he is. He is the person best suited to this moment. He is someone who approaches things with decency and not anger. His natural instincts is unity in forgiveness. And that is the right temperament for this. He's never someone who's going to throw gasoline on fire. He's going to always try to sort of appeal to the better injury. Even those people have demonstrated no evidence of having angels. He is going to try to do that and he should continue to do that. I think we all have to understand. And i imagine that joe biden does understand this as well as the solution to this problem is not something that happens within the traditional bounce of quote unquote normal politics we are. We are not a tour of red states away from unity. We are not more drinks with mitch mcconnell away from unity this we are not one infrastructure. Bipartisan infrastructure bill. Away from solving this. This problem is endemic to american. Society is something that includes politics my politics that goes much beyond politics and we have to really take a step back all of us right. This is a problem for joe biden in the white house to solve in. Think about how we fix it because our country is coming apart at the seams we have. We had an armed insurrection in the capital by people who believe most of them to their core something that is probably not true and that lie was spread all across this country by a broken miyako system my social media platforms by politicians. Who knew better in none of that is going to get better on its own. We are not fourteen days. Rubbermaid is from normalcy. My we have. There is a lot of work that i don't know that anyone. I certainly don't have the answers to this but it is much bigger than one person sitting in the white house. Starting in two weeks i sort of have a few specific things and then one thing like we need to regulate these social media platforms and not just like wait and hope that like out of the goodness of their heart. You know mark zuckerberg and and And and jack going to suddenly decide to like implement policies that protect people and and and stop the incitement of hate and violence So there needs to be some regulation of these platforms when you more pressure on right-wing media i think there needs to be more competition for right wing media from progressive media..
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"Welcome to save america. I'm john favre. I'm dan pfeiffer. So late tuesday night. You and i were texting about how excited we were to talk about georgia today and we're going to do that. Including interview with to one of the organizers whose years of work made the senate victories possible. On tuesday night. But we've been robbed. The joy from those victories by a mob of violent extremists who are encouraged to stage an insurrection against the united states government. By the man who was supposed to be leading it and so that is what we have to talk about i. The congressional certification of the electoral college votes on wednesday should have been a routine event. It usually is but donald trump and well over a hundred. Republicans in congress led by senators. Josh hawley ted. Cruz decided that they would object to the election results. In an effort to overturn the will of the voters. Donald trump also urged his supporters multiple times to descend on washington over the last week. Saying quote be there. It will be wild then on wednesday morning while congress gathered to certify the election trump incited a mob of his supporters outside of the white house of them armed and told them to march towards the capital to quote give are republicans the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country and they did and they clashed with capitol. Police and shots were fired and four people died in the entire united states. Congress along with the vice president either barricaded themselves in offices or evacuated from the capital while trump supporters stormed the building carrying weapons trump flags and confederate flags. Pipebombs were later discovered and detonated at the capital the republican national committee and the democratic national committee. It was the first time the us capital had been breached since the british invaded during the war of eighteen. Twelve except this time. The invaders were extremists. Who had been incited by the president of the united states. So that's where we are. Dan i will. I'll stop there and let you react to what you saw unfold yesterday watching the everything that happened. Yesterday was a mix of emotions. It was incredibly scary right. You and i both worked in that building. We both worked in bill after nine eleven and the idea that people could just walk right in there and take it over with all the scares movement places incredibly scary. It was sad and just a terribly a viewed. What was going to happen. simply with. Just the overly ambitious snake oil salesman trying to Overturn the will of the voters and impotent display authoritarianism as a dark day for democracy. But when you have an armed insurrection. Egged on by the press united states like that is an sad day for democracy and on top of all of that. It was absolutely infuriating so preventable and we. We knew we were headed in this direction for years. Now and all of the various stakeholders republican party in the right wing media at the social media platforms just stood by in washington happening. Ignore the warnings and we ended up criminal and we are so incredibly fortunate for as horrible as yesterday. Wise that it wasn't so much worse there is so much there could have been so much more carnage your could have been. I mean there were bombs there. Were guns like as horrible as it was. It was a fraction of horrible. Could have been a couple of things had gone differently. I also find myself. I was scared at times a lot of times but really really angry When we talked about this monday on mondays pod. And you know like when i thought about the certification process and holly crews like i was i remain enraged at those fucking people but it was like these assholes are going to stretch out the process and then they're going to be voted down. There's no chance they succeed. There's no chance that fuck and pence delivers the victory to donald trump. that donald trump thinks pence. Could've but he can any way like all that was. Just it's fucking upsetting but it's garbage you at the end the pod. We said something like if you're in dc. Be careful. because i did think about the crowds that were coming to. Dc and that worried me more than what was actually going on in in the congress. And i was texting with mutual friends of ours in d. c. Our friend my golly who was like they can have just getting the family out of here on wednesday. Because it's going to be so bad. And i was like oh god that is going to be bad and then we saw this happen. I mean one of the tweet. They're really summed it up for me. shared a lot from someone named ed stern. He said well that escalated steadily for four years. Like the scary thing about it. Though is we. We all knew it was coming. Something like this was eventually going to happen. We were all afraid of it. We've also when say we. Democrats journalists a lot of republicans but never trump republicans like a wide people all over the world. Saw this coming so this kind of thing coming someday and yet we couldn't stop it right there. We were almost powerless to. We didn't try mainly we try well mainly because the only way to have stopped this was to improve impeach this man anytime over the last four years and republicans protected him too. Many republican protected him. It is it is the reason to this day that he remains a threat to this nation because too many members of the republican party too many elected republicans have chosen to protect this man and so the rest of us have to sit here and worry that something like this could happen and we are powerless to do anything about it until he leaves office. And that's what's really that's really awful and by the way it didn't just happen in d. c. the state houses in georgia and kansas in other parts of the country There were trump. mobs there to raffin burger. The secretary of state and georgia had to be escorted out of the state house there to protect him And just you know what happened in. The capitol building was just fucking atrocious. They vandalized offices. They were down on the senate floor. They were in pelosi's office wrote murder. The media on a door and big letters. I mean it was revolting. It was revolting. And my i think my first question is out of many questions like they're thousands of people at the capital. There were twenty-six arrests on capitol grounds on wednesday only twenty six. How did the capitol. Police failed to secure an event that was being attended by the entire united states. Congress the current vice president united states and the next vice president. it's dates. I mean this was like a president and nine supreme court justices short of state of the union. Which is the most closely guarded heavily guarded event in america every year. What the fuck was going on. I mean it was clearly one of the greatest security failures in modern american history since nine eleven worse than nine eleven. Like just it will like. It's nine eleven. If they hit told you nine eleven was going to happen. And you didn't prepare for it right. Yeah and there needs to be an investigation into what happened with kaplowitz. Why did they fail to prepare. Why or some of the cops taking selfies with the protesters their videos that we lack context. So you want to know more about about opening the gates and letting people in. Why did that happen. There needs to be an investigation their accountability and they're likely needs to be changes at the absolute topic. I believe this is your job right. And i like what i worked for the senate minority leader. He was protected by the capitol police. Twenty seven. I been a lot of time with him. A lot of really really good..
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"And hopefully we can learn from this crash and continue to make them safe. From doesn't matter how many times you see the crash still takes. My breath waits absolutely crazy but guys coming up Sunday. Give us a glimpse of what we're going to see later in the year for championship race at Phoenix. This all. I hope so what race it was. Plus more on the bounty of winters in expanding series. A bunch of different winters in four races. It's been fun to watch and we have this much excitement. We're GONNA get into far addition of through the field all here on NASCAR AMERICA CAR coming up. But here the odds for the Indy. Five hundred willpower. The current favorite at seven to one man. I'm liking cold. Heard of the youngster bound their twelve to one. I'd expect him to have a good month for Scott Dixon. Ten to one talk coming. That's him or Elliott. Fourteen one. I like this market. Stand for your retirement here. I'm disciplined enough are really biggest race to possible preview of Nascar Championship. There was a lot of excited about after. Sunday's racing feeds the cars that you had some issues now to pit billy's or whatever and go to the back you drive back to the front a lot easier so on the package. The aero package was a lot better than than last year. Short-track obviously the lower down horses. Make sure you can get behind the car. You can raise some kind of doing race review coming into this weekend looking back to twenty eighteen. I've forgotten how much better it was versus. Nineteen so at a lower downforce was a big part of it. But you know hats often ask the track for doing the. Pj One and for the tire they brought. I just think that the racing was incredible today. proud of the sport happened today. you know the the new rules back is the Jackson compound that was put down racetrack pedantic facing race you can follow a hell of a lot closer than you couldn't afford You know you could actually get into the corner behind the Guy. Roll up to his left rear and try to make them a little bit loose and try to make some moves on a guy so the package overall just allow you to be closer to everybody in front of you. Of course you know when you get strung out you get out every package I think is strung out but you'll raw raciness of IT I. I didn't hindered by following people into the corners near as bad as the other one so a lot of positives from the race we saw no offense to Joe Lagaan or Kyle. Busch but politely. I would care more with the fans thing with the drivers think and I think the fans and everybody.
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"Like last year. We got arrested for the new one so championship weekend has begun. Welcome to a special edition of Nascar America back here NBC studios with Parker Triggerman. Now Marty Snider Nate Ryan there in South Beach. How they get that assignment? Here man you will see their interviews reviewed the cup and xfinity championship for throughout the next hour and one of those expanded title contender. Maybe on the verge of a big move multiple reports are saying Cole custer will head to the cup series next season and replaced Daniel Suarez at Stewart. Haas Racing Suarez won the expanding series title in Two Thousand Sixteen. He then moved up to the cup series with Joe Gibbs racing before before moving over to Stewart Haas in the forty one car custer currently trying to win the xfinity series title for Stewart Haas racing he along with bell and Rettig have been called the big three this season due to their dominant performance. custer bell in Riddick of course have combined for twenty wins. This season This is there something you'd like to save. I know I know what you on the spot. I think you said it best performance is really think. This is a performance driven decision. If this turns out to be true and I know there was financial ramifications with what swears is bringing that sense but I think for Haas. It's just one of those things where you say. Hey here's someone who's really performing well lower series. We want to give them a chance to move up. And here's a driver ever who didn't make it in and that's really just not acceptable in that level commitment not to make him well. Of course the focus for this weekend is winning that championship mpn ship. He came up just a little bit short last year. said the Big Three you talk about performance. Those three have won sixty percent of the xfinity series races over sixty percent the fourth member. We're this group Justin. All Geyer only got his first one of the season last week but he's in position to score a major.
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"It didn't with this lead right here he came in with the lead has all the markings to X. Junior and his team they just did a better job see the left I mean hundred and twenty one hundred and fifty percent better race driver now understanding more of it very very talented apparently didn't run because he didn't have any dense I think you can do it and it's people can tell you your crews even say man you really good spotter and your friends everybody can tell you that but you gotta see results Yup and if you don't see results you don't feel like you're building on something so so for William Byron whom we all believe can make it big in this sport to see those results that's huge and and he can keep building on that he's he's putting a down payment down future success right now he really is he's going to be here for a long time and when a lot of races yeah it was a rough day for the nine for Rick Hendrick but a bright spot in the twenty four he hasn't been feeling great about the organization those a lot of conversation but that's two very talented very young stars as you have great cars Yeah well coming up we're going to look back and he's special moment in the desert for someone on our set America returns uh this day in history and takes us back to October twenty eight two thousand one out in the desert in Phoenix Arizona Jeff Burton or the second of back to back wins in the desert I have no idea how you won that race cam though she looks at nervous when Harrison now more nervous now I knew I was GonNa mess thinking do you think people at all up under green both y'all found success out there yeah Tom Ever I quit practice early really yeah I actually practice early there's no way to make it better and it's just style and I question myself all night I never did that again ran third day no ricky rudd reason that bring that up is because Ricky Rudd the man himself is the special guest on the Dale Junior download it'll be on tomorrow at five PM Eastern on NBC The it's going to be awesome he's going to be so much fun coming up we'll get reaction from some of the other playoff drivers the Sunday's race at Martinsville as we go through the field after the break.
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"Part of that they would have a twenty five foot section at their monitoring I think that is something that team if they didn't convey that or like really study that Hey William Byron needs to know that you can't be here because I think a driver generally with thank hey if I'm at the end this far down pit road I should be able to stop the accelerators hers I want there's No way catch me I think they knew there was a loop I just didn't think they could get over the average speed in that sense yeah he just came off the road and having to accelerate these better now than what he was what they felt that he can be there was a clipboard or heard from San from him I think he called it right it was basically an unofficial day he finished tenth and second-stage tenth in the race he's the kind of I was looking to make up points he didn't really do that I'm not saying that I'm concerned but I gotta be good on Friday for Clinton have good weekend and they had problems starting on Friday at that relegated them they never found the speed because they were working on a mechanical issue and when they don't have a good solid product seldom they had a good race and even Ryan Blaney minus twenty two they must win for him twenty two points is nothing that can be made up at Talladega alone in Talladega is really good for both those guys the Ford guys four strengthen numbers Stewart Haas dominated the Talladega racier it goes so I think Boyer and Blaney both can look Sunday Sports Blaney was the best car out of that penske do yesterday and had a good solid totten ron going and something breaking it was a good sales pitch but nobody says Talladega race for us they're all scared to death to be your enough next we're going to look ahead at why why is everyone so worried about that they all the craziness we expect to see welcome back to Nascar America some news today Rodney Children's crew chief for Kevin Harvick re signing with the team multi year deal so congratulations to the Kurds even the number four drives people to quit we talked about the craziness of Talladega winter Talladega quarter it so as a crew chief even crew chief Dale Earnhardt Jr. I've never felt good about going to Talladega one from the front the Dj you had success there of the guys here on the table you're the only one that's had the drive into this chaos and what is that like I you know something that you either race or you don't and there's no doubt that every driver knows what is at stake in what is there I think the playoffs have added something to that for these drivers twelve that are still involved there obviously arson as stated he doesn't have any worries he's GonNa go there and be happy with whatever happens but there is a level understand that something can happen but you have to raise it the way that you as a driver what you feel I think trying to listen to a spotter or crew chief tell you where you need to be the wrong thing as a driver yet to make up your mind and be decisive on what you want to do and what you're going to get out of this day one word down here that I think has changed plate racing stages cruising around these drivers have to go to collect and they're going to have to embrace it like Dj said the only guy is fully embracing it is kyle as we mentioned Harrison's wreck here and they got on his live as he put it I think I believe him you can believe them when he says I will be smiling throughout the raise I think everybody else to your points de sales job they're gonNA have to convince themselves that they really want to be here and be racing for Pointer Oh my gosh that's a good.
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"In closer. I mean Heck Ryan. Newman's got a chance to make it to the next round of the playoffs so they're getting closer. They just get it close enough. Both those drivers we know can go win races all right. Let's not right off that thirty-seven still that missing domino of what happens next so we look forward to seeing what happens there but you mentioned making that next round of the playoffs we're GonNa talk about. The role gives us a big race coming up this weekend. We're going to talk about that coming up but for today's Nascar America poll question we want to ask you which of the four drivers currently below the cut line will rally to make the next round of the playoffs and you get to pick one. Alex foaming clip voyeurs Kurt Busch or Air Jones. You can make your choice at NBC sports. Dot Com slash mass car vote heart pack even putting all the pressure on me. Yes not going to you racing it so I know you probably say he wanted to do. You had sites strong opinion race. I try to act like no this is going on. That's my thing though so you're gonNA in a door. Everyone evenly elderly. They're all the same to me all right so William. Do you have any answer that you want to give later in the show impartial. Okay all right we're going to have the results is also later on in the show but coming up next. Jimmy Johnson explains why he remains confident heading into the weekend and why the next eight races are important to to the teams rebuilding process. That's coming up. Welcome back. It's time to make as Social Stop Christopher Bell and Kurt Busch took part in a Robo Rally Tuesday at Charlotte Ambi Surp- scoops of rocky road ice cream to fans what that is it salted caramel ice cream with chocolate chunks marshmallows world. Oh an candied. He says a fake Luke Curtin Join Justin all guy or another NASCAR drivers for over the edge edge participants repelled ten stories down a building to raise money for children's causes through both in Nascar Foundation the Nascar Hall of Fame Foundation the idea. I'd like to be one of those windows. It's for the kids so it's always good and on Wednesday. Jimmy Johnson sponsor ally financial hosted a group of local students this on the Hendrick motorsports campus part of ally fuelling futures a program that educates middle and high schoolers about career paths in motor sports as well as the finance finance relief force. Jimmy was involved in last year's memorable finish at the rose bowl by he hopes this time around. He'll be in victory lane peaceful with our gave birth for years. Jimmy Johnson and his wife Sandra had been giving back to public education in today's no different although it has a little bit different spin on Jimmy. What are we doing here today. Yeah this is largely allies initiative where they really want to teach financial responsibility to kids all around the country we're here today at. Hendrick motorsports went a high school. Students are here and not only learn about financial responsibility but also you know the career paths that exist in a place like Hendrick motorsports where you'd think was just racing but when you really break it down there's engineering and marketing and public relations in a variety of different things that hopefully we can inspire here today at in their stem students so they're interested interested in engineering but but to get that financial element obviously allies bank main focus that'll be key for managing your money to me right way to learn that yeah we had to learn the hardware bravo in typical fashion they want to do it right and and it's a big initiative for them and so it's really important to them to teach that financial responsibility and and I'm taking some notes because I have a nine and a a six year old coming along and we're trying to take care of allowance right now notes from them back to you. Perhaps on the road this weekend because there's not a lot of the data. What did someone call it a subset of one. We have right for one race but going back to this place now. What's your forecast this year. I just need to make that last. yeah that'd be a very important part and not crash morten but it it just a really technical and demanding track and then. I think the changes made we're going to add add another layer of that. the garage area smart you know so. I think our cars are just naturally going to be quicker. We're in around there. Faster Pace plus the higher downforce force. We have on issues package. I think the higher downforce should bring some comfort to us. We're really on its last year so I'm hopeful at least that the higher downforce Coleman cars out a little bit and you mentioned the exit that was that last lab. That's where you nailed it right and you had an incite. You're under a lot more pressure last year I would think because it was a transfer race for story this year a little bit more free and easy and maybe that much more dangerous yeah. I think for a couple reasons one. You're absolutely right with the transfer. Although I wasn't thinking of it it was all about a win I could've finished second transferred and moved on but I was thinking of the wind and then you know just in a rebuilding phase right now. We're trying to rebuild the forty forty eight and make it into what it would will be known as from from this point forward clearly. We have a huge history which had canal the helm car. the history of the car is all about but but we're in a building face in two thousand nineteen really has been a building face. I think we're in a good spot now and we're really looking to these final eight races to set aside for two thousand twenty okay so let's go ahead and talk about the fact obviously looking for redemption this year at the Rosebowl. Can it happen. I mean when you're not in the playoffs. Jimmy Johnson I mean he had a shot last year. It was going for that win. You just said I think it really can happen last year at the robot me from the time that they designed the racetrack. When we started testing testing there he was just on it and you know he's got a road course win but you wouldn't consider Jimmy Johnson the best road course driver out there but I mean he showed up. They were quick from the moment. They got in the race track. During the weekend he was fast and and obviously right here. He had an opportunity to go for the win and now I know I know some people at the time when like why didn't you just settle to make it to the next round the let's not Jimmy Johnson style. You don't win seven championships settling he hasn't won for a while so I don't see now this weekend if they have that same type of speed where he's got no pressure trying to make it to the play. He's trying to spoil everybody to go out there and why he can't do that. Yeah well first of well. He sent it in there which I thought was awesome to watch and I think one of the things I remember from last year was how fast he was actress Chicane. We've completely changed that he was just incredible. Bill meth remade made that huge run on Martin tricks junior coming to that final chicane was that batch when he just got an amazing run through it he was so faster through there all day so I think that was was something that's maybe been taken away from them in terms of what was so good there but he mentioned having higher downforce having more security in the car sorts of things. I think all that's just going to play if you had you were comfortable last year. You're probably going to be more in terms of just having more downforce. The cars could be a little bit more underneath us. Hopefully I'm hoping we'll find out and I think it just having that second year of knowing it's not such an unknown all that through winds up and I think there's an air amongst that team and from Jimmy of confidence I sense you know I know they've mentioned to me a couple of times about having good vibes within that race team and I just think that right now they're in a zone of seen like hey we don't have much to lose at this point so everything serval positive and they he mentioned you building towards next season. I absolutely think that race team is in that positioning okay. We're not gonNA give them to the changes that they made to the track layout. That's coming up later in the show but Jimmy did have a quote last week on racing as a non playoff driver he said I saw quite a few situations where drivers in the playoffs took. Some desperate moves out there. It's not having to other drivers. I have a a few make a move on me as well. It's a tricky situation to be and I know they're going after every point they need but I am i. We currently plan to not allow myself to be used up as I was in Vegas a a couple of times so right there shows that aggression I mean you guys have both been there. You know like in the sense of your racing for something to even if you're not in the playoffs I both situations I made the playoffs and I've been the guy that that has been in the playoffs and no driver wants to be that guy that goes out there in REX playoff contender tender but at the same point they the people that are in the playoffs left understand that like hey the people out of the playoffs. They're quite upset. Jimmy Johnson's. He's never been in this position before so he somewhat forgets hey. He is that guy that used to do that. Every year and you know you take somebody like Daniel Suarez where oh he's he's bouncing off his teammate on the I lab where he got into Joey Logano. He's at an organization that has cautioned the playoff set of one races. He says he was at an organization. The previous couple years that headquarters in the playoffs in one reason he hasn't Wanna racing so he has a lot of pressure for him. Whether maybe he's fight for job or just trying to go out there and win his first interest rates the Austin Dillon thing in bowman at Richmond no or CR they've had struggling year. They're not happy so the drivers that aren't in the playoffs or frustrated straighted and I always looked at it is I don't WanNa be that guy that causes an issue with the playoff drivers have a lot more to lose than I do. So how much risk are are they willing to take and there's a fine line there so that's been my point and I find that some really interesting question. I get asked a lot especially this season driving in a part time capacity. You don't Indy. Just a couple of weeks. Ago was really awkward for me. In terms of I know for my race team. I owe it to them. That are out there looks the same to me doesn't matter what situation there and I've got to beat beat him because as a part time team every finish so much to us or not running there for points. It's literally what that finishes the end of the day matters most and I'll tell you though that no matter what when I was racing around gale swerves in Indy I couldn't help but think man. This guy is a lot to lose today. You know this guy.
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"The last three years year two years i guess with this package edge they've been fantastic and we had really good cars before that before this package but but just solely on this particular arrow injured package junior murray sports has done a fantastic antacid job of making sure that we're as fast as we can be the hendrickson shabas done a fantastic job of making sure where we need to be and and we'll load it and i mean i. I told jason on the radio i said man. I'm easy wide open. It's i don't know what to do any better. It's really good and when you can unload that way and your teammates can unload oh that way even though they never been here i mean jeb and noah both were faster than i were in. The first practice never been here before. That's that's really impressive so as you look ahead to the play offs and and you would like to change tomorrow that you don't win at this point in time even if you don't get that win these next two races and head into the playoffs you still don't feel like that that you and your team or a championship caliber that you can be a one of those ford homestead. I feel like the last two months we've made huge strides. You know our program agenda sports. We obviously didn't get out of the boxes strong as he wanted to this question we we. We all talked about it. We know it <hes> but the guys went back to work. They worked hard. They've done a fantastic job the last two two and a half months we've we've kinda righted the ship. I feel like we've done a lot. Better job and you know yeah. I wanna win race. I want to win two races before the starter arta but last year we won five races including this race and went on to the playoffs and it was his lacklustre his is disappointing playoffs as you possibly i mean we had fifty or sixty points going into the going into the playoffs and still didn't make the final four you know we were. We were in jeopardy or not even making the final eight yeah you know and so i i look at it for us. We have to go to the playoffs and have momentum so these reasons obviously important but i don't believe at this point. We need a win. We need five wins in the playoffs. Including home said we'll be in great shape. We're we're almost out of time but what would to a romain here. I don't think there's words. They're gonna try but you know. This place is his historic. It's incredible and it would be it would mean a lot. I think i think i would actually do the second one more because at first when you saw the emotion i it was so emotional when i got done i was like man i. I don't remember half the stuff i did. I really don't i got pictures of all of it but it was just an emotional event. I feel like if you do that again. It would be way more emotional all right. We appreciate your taking thanks to all the drivers who stopped by by the way. What did we learn today. In the show kyle rut to drummer. I didn't know dirt rudder. Drummer austin is putting a mustang engine in a station wagon. Yes which i think is kind of cool station. Why that's going to be fast. Tyler is not gonna tell us what he's going to do. In twenty twenty twenty him to take his helmet and sell it for victory for sheds going to get the seven eleven helmet and we learned that justin is not going to tell tyler any secrets especially especially about where he thinks he can win. We thank you for joining us for a nascar. America fan friday join us at eleven amy tomorrow for practice for the brickyard..
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"I think the whole sport adam was such a nice young man always had a great smile on base and <hes> touch so many people and his legacy continues day like steve said if you can help victims junction dot o._r._g. Against a great place to hell they do great work. Yeah you know i it's a great great looking car but it's the winter and a lot of for a lot of different reasons for all of us. That knew that young man as you say what a great young man. He was an excellent race driver. He was going to be going to be fun to follow that career but <hes> this is great. I'm excited to get down. There can't wait to see those schemes up close this this weekend but i lost ahead today on nascar america. We're gonna take a look back. At christopher bell road america victory. I think a huge victory and could bell one of the names to watch during nascar's silly season ryan's gonna join us to talk about that and also we'll chat a little motocross with the motocross champion the two fifty atoms and sorolla <music> six hundred forty acres of fun. That's wisconsin's road america and we go green now a big lockup by just an all his into the gravel customer off the track and into the sand trap oh three wide. That's not not gonna work for long. There's nothing really on the line here right now for christie rebel is not time to force the issue of trouble at front syndrich pushing fell down hard in the corner and syndrich challenging it does get ahead of the twentieth bell last quarter takes a peek down there now syndrich locks them up a little bit here comes christopher bell great pass by christopher bell brexit go he gets into the tennis spinning and the second spot has changed benedetto now in the second now looking for the checkered flag as a car behind him win number six six for christopher bell and it's gonna come at road america. Now carrion card and matt to benedetto was the car off in the final corner. You'd cited of of course saying that good to second place vision win at road courses. I guess i just get lucky on these things. That's richard the rest of rebel curly. Leading expedia series standings sky. He has been on fire last ten race some of this. He's finished outside outside the top three only twice. Wow that's impressive. You gotta get on a good streak. Data's eight you see right there currently leading the standings three more races until the playoff field is set for the xfinity series but we've been fortunate enough to see chris rebel. I tand win a lot of racist d._j. You cover that one but watching on t._v. He was as excited excited as i think i had ever seen him had something to prove it a road course and well. It should be and he can stop with the. I'm trying to tell you that. I'm not a good road racer in in two seconds and a first but this i was impressive. I mean he had road racer al around him austin syndrich. He passed him back after getting passed on light race restart a._j. Almanac was doing everything he could possibly do. He had met benedetto trying to chasing down there and he bought all of this and he bought a break issue all.
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"<music> <music> dowling can is supposed to be the meanest racetrack trek darlington international right way the granddaddy of them all this produce victims of uncommon valor kale jabre dave pearson or move into a showdown you too tough to tame and i say the lady in black has eld up with with all her southern spellbinding term. This is a lady. You'll never forget walking to nascar. America stephen qatar jeff burton. Dale jarrett aren't ready. That's all it took for me. I'm fired up ready to go down one of my favorite race tracks of all time and now what has quickly become come one of my favorite weekends with all the history and the throwback this year the from nineteen ninety to ninety four era so i'll give you a little sneak that both you guys are in the throwback so i don't know how you feel about that. What's it like down darlington so i i loved arlington. I grew up my dad used to take us to watch races and used to sit in the grandstands which now is used to turn for covered grandstands your ears ringing for a week you know to me. The history is so rich there <hes> that track means so much to the history of racing and very few fluke winners have happened at darlington. You know whether it's this other five hundred or the four hundred they're both big races and they're hard to win. This one might have been a little bit of luke but but yeah we'll tell the story. Why are you so excited. The right front is knocked completely off well. We we'd gone there little laughs in the past and couldn't win a race their life beating lassie last we find a way to screw it up and every the time and then we're coming. We're driving and terror. Three starts pouring down rain and i knocked down. I'm one of four or five that hit the wall. I'm leading the race as senate. It's destroy needs a fronts now like so i kept shoved in third and second the gas to it and kept going around. Eventually you know had the red for the rain and they never quit raining so that's how we won the lead dollars laps and they've been found a way to win some kind of way like that very strange yeah well anyway you you can win at darlington is a good way such a tough track and probably doudou respect a david pearson being the one and only that might attained it more than bitch you as a driver. I think the rest of us were were in the negative side of that no matter how many we might have one or or how much fun but it was always such the cia think that's just the best thing is driver is that you knew what you had there and it was still so very difficult and as suspense have gone up there because of how the technology technology and the tires have gotten better. It's even made it even more difficult. We're looking forward to this weekend a lot of great paint schemes so you mentioned the speeds going up. Imagine turn to with this package how fast they are going to be going for. Turn to i mean the darwin's is one of the racetracks in the world where you drive in the corner. Go wide wide open and a gas in one and then lift off the gas over to turn to like that's crazy. You don't know where else but with the package run this year. I mean they are going to be rolling alternative. It's gonna be fascinating to watch and with that speed. I think it's going to be an interesting mix because you talk about darlington how challenging it was. I don't think it's completely the inaccurate to say when they had to repay their force to repave. You took a little bit of that kind of bite out of the lady in black. The pavement was new. You kinda run tires ars long time. You saw some interesting strategies. Well that is dawn when you look at the last couple races there the old asphalt even the look of the old asphalt is back. The tires are going aware but where does that match up with all this downforce. I expect the fall off to even be bigger because they'll go so fast start. I wanna do is going to be close to wide. Open may not exit a two but across the top one two then you get down in three. We're gonna see more fraud carried than we ever have so. When you talk about the difficulty of darlington the track conditions conditions i think are back to historic garden. We've always seen. I think a little.
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"In a beautiful day here in the irish of michigan marty schneider steel del jared and jeff burton join you for a nascar america fan friday and tell you what guys qualifying session was fun i mean and kept seeming meaning as it went on another guy atop another guy and then the last guy goes out brand kazlauskiene wins the pole. Yeah i think the question was who would find something from practice. There are so many cars. I don't think we expect it in the speeds compared to the first time here. We're talking over half a second faster in the poll that just shows this was a non impound. Give those crew chiefs cars and say hey run. Whatever whatever set up you want to make a faster for one yeah the drivers like that too if you can have that car set up just for that one lap instead of having to try to go out and take a ray setup and go as fast as you possibly can with just a few adjustments there incredible at what we watch. They're just as the speeds continued to get a little bit better there but i don't think anybody was surprised at the car that ended up in driver <unk> oscar winning the pole and there is walking to our set. We'll have him on the set in mere moments two hundred one hundred ninety miles an hour for him steve but i have to the team that impressed me. The most was motorsports. I mean we talked about them this. They were a second off this morning. How did they find a second qualify up in the top five when the nine made his first lap but i thought it was going to be a bad day for the nine car as you mentioned one second off that is light years when it comes to nascar racing and a two mile racetrack. I haven't talked to allen gusts in the garage area. He said it's it's been a struggle. We're not bad. We're just too slow. We've made some changes but i think he played a pretty good handle poker because i was still concerned form and and i don't think he had any reason to be concerned improving greatly early in their qualifying round yeah and they've made great strides throughout this entire year and i think that was probably something that they came here. Maybe with one idea and made some changes because there's not a ton you can do but i think they knew exactly where they needed to go if they didn't have the speed that they were looking for but they found that in qualifying see if that translates into some good race cars formal sunday so we mentioned one hundred ninety miles our qualifying d._j. But when you get into the race and your wide open as long as he's drivers are how much of a challenge is the race of. They're gonna a face on sunday. Yeah becomes more of a challenge than when they were running around here a little over two hundred miles per hour. You're backing out of the gas and let nicole role for a while. You just have to hustle these car for so much anymore and if you're going to get speed out of them they can't be what a driver would like to feel which would be a little bit of a tug on the wheel as you go through the corner you just that describes rubs off too much now and so you have to drive these things on the edge all the time and a pack of cars where the air is just knocking you around and i think that's the biggest issue these drivers average face yeah when i talked to kuchis on what the goal is tomorrow in race practice the concern is they don't know because you could go out there and it's so circumstantial you can be in one pack of cards and your cars. There's a little tight the same setup two laps later in a different area of the race track behind a different group of cars can be loose so a lot of it is a big educated guess on how much downforce you need for sunday day how comfortable your driver can be and as d._j. Said he can't be too comfortable. He's too comfortable by itself is going to be nowhere near close enough to get a pack so he talked about the fact that this is a non impound weekend weekend they get practice tomorrow and then they'll get tech the cars before the race on sunday and everybody.