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PODSHIP EARTH

07:07 min | Last month

Gold

"Standing above the angle. Bright Damn A army corps US Army Corps of Engineers Dam on the main stem of the river. Where is that though in Nevada county? We're about halfway between Tahoe. And Sacramento. A little north of that would not actually in Nevada. Nope we're in the state of California and we are standing right between Nevada County and Yuba County and we're standing on the beautiful Yuba River which flows down to the feather. And then the Sacramento from there down into the San Francisco Bay in the ocean. So you were a county board of Supervisors member when you first came here. Tell us about your first experience with this. Damn down a few different times over my life had been here my whole life. It was built and commissioned in nineteen forty seven by the Army Corps of Engineers so that people could resume hydraulic mining blocks hundreds of miles of potential fish passage for fish. Come from the ocean and go up into the high sierra to lay their eggs so when I first came to the damn understanding that the state of California had targeted this spot em federal government as maybe the best place to restore passage at the very first meeting we went to the. Us Geological Survey stood up and said you can't do anything to that. Damn until you look at the material behind it is holding back a whole bunch of mercury and that was the very first time I had ever heard anything about mercury and the state of California and its role in the goal rush. Or how long have you lived in this part of the world? My family came to California as part of the Gold Rush. We were quakers. Escaping the east coast. Ten violent religious oppression moved out to become farmers I was raised in Concord California on that form and in one thousand nine hundred five. I married a farmer and we moved to Nevada county beautiful organic farm in a place called Penn Valley. Tell us about this county and just its history and the gold rush because it is a lot of history here. Nevada county was ground zero of the California Gold Rush. Far More gold was taken out of this county and specifically this river that we're standing above than any other place in the state of California. It's where the very destructive technique called hydraulic mining which is using power water monitors to to scrub mountainside. Looking for gold is where that was invented. They started to dam the rivers and convey that water over to these huge hydraulic mining activities. Which were recovering thousands of of gold but millions of tons of sediment not material here from Nevada county rolled down the river and kept flooding the Sacramento Valley and eventually the farmers downstream who are really tired of having their houses filled with all this debris sued and stopped the activity known as hydraulic mining. Was the connection between Mercury and gold. Tell us how that process works. Everybody came to understand that the very dramatic impact of hydraulic mining because it was blowing these huge amounts of sediment down the river. But people didn't understand. Was that before they use. Those hydraulic monitors. They would treat the cliffs with Mercury Mercury on the cliff. Pound the cliffs with water the water to wash down into sluices and in those sluice boxes were also filled with mercury. Why did they use mercury keep? Mercury helped enhance called processing. It has a unique ability to amalgamate or hold the gold. So little tiny flecks of gold. That might be smaller than an eyelash would fall into the pan. But they're just wash out unless they were captured by mercury. Mercury would grab the gold. Make it heavy fall to the bottom of the sluice. When they turn the water off. Miners would come through and suck that mercury out of the bottom of the sluice they would take the mercury put it in a hot place they would call retort it like think of a hot iron frying pan and the mercury sort of melting off the top or or training into gas off the top and at the bottom of your pan. You'd have sparkling gold. The problem is curious. Mercury is a very dangerous neuro toxin. And it's dangerous in a variety of ways so badly that the United Nations World Health Organization Amnesty of California have both named it. The top bioaccumulative toxic material of concern. Mercury is a neuro toxin. It affects the developmental human being so our ability to deform our nerves are heart or lungs. Our brains it creates Serious birth defects and people have focused on that for many many years but as research has been done we learn that it continues to damage us as adults. It seems to be causing problems with our hearts with our lungs and with our various different organs which accumulate mercury. So it's a known neuro toxin and that's strike one against it strike to is it bioaccumulates in our body. It doesn't really easily leave our bodies many of the things we take in. Let's take alcohol. You drink it and two days later. It's all out of your body not so with Mercury it stores itself in your body and builds up over time strike. Three is that this material does. What's called bio magnifies in the environment? So the most dangerous place for a piece of mercury to be is in water particularly in warm water. Mercury is taken up by the little bugs at the bottom of the food chain. They eat a little bit of it. It transfers up to the bigger bugs and then the bigger bugs and then the fish and then the humans or as we watch here today. The waterbirds that are flying around might pick up. Officiant eat it. They are eating a highly toxic potent load of mercury so much so that the lake. We're looking here like Anglo. Bright has fish advisories on it that advice that a woman of childbearing age eat not a single bass out of this lake fish mornings. I run along this Anchorman River. There will along the Sacramento. And then you go down to San Francisco Bay. The same warnings that so it's in fact the entire ecosystem. The mercury that is in the Delta is entirely from these legacy minds in the areas. We are the gold mines and sadly for California. We had a unique geology which led us have mercury in our state as well. The coastal range has the mercury minds. Whether it's the ones down in San Jose or the ones Tamales Bay or up over on the clear lake there are serious old legacy mercury minds which are contaminating the coastal range and the tributaries that drain from there into the bay or into the ocean where we are everywhere. There was gold mining. They use this mercury not only for the the hydraulic mining but also for the hard rock mines which dominated the landscapes for one hundred years and all of those continue to leak mercury into the state of California water bodies every time it rains

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Gold

PODSHIP EARTH

06:09 min | Last month

Gold

"Since one thousand nine hundred sixty. California has officially been known as the Golden State. And that's because as the plaque reads California's development and remarkable prosperity began with the discovery of gold humanities. Love of gold is fairly bizarre of all the hundred and eighteen elements in the periodic table. Gold is the only one which we humans have always gravitated towards gold was used earliest currencies. Gold joined us in marriage and was used to produce most precious artifacts. Maybe the secret to our love of gold is simply that it's beautiful and never tarnishes in eighteen. Fifty-three my father's great grandfather Henry. Cohn traveled from a tiny stelle. In what is now Poland to Hamburg where he boarded a boat and six months later. After walking across the isthmus of Panama Henry ended up in San Francisco. Henry Cohn was part of the Goldrush the largest mass migration in American history bringing about three hundred thousand people to California. It all started in eighteen. Forty eight when James Marshall found gold in his piece of land at Sada's mill in Coloma. The News of gold quickly spread around the world. At first the gold could be picked up from the ground but later on it was recovered from the streams and rivers with the use of panned. The gold rush peaked in eighteen fifty. Two and after that the Gold Rassoul getting thinner and harder to reach soon largescale and more environmentally damaging methods of traction cold hydraulic mining were employed. One hundred and seventy years later on the environmental legacy of the gold rush a significant and yet acknowledged as we'll discover in today's episode mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin was elemental to the process of gold-mining today large quantities of mercury from the gold. Russia's still polluting California posing a risk to every kind of living organism including us. I travel up to California's gold country to meet with Izzy Mountain. Izzy is a community organizer and environmental advocate with over forty years of experience working in rural communities to economic and environmental justice. She is what with a wide variety of constituencies from tribal leaders to Maynas and from farmers to forest is is. He first entered local politics. Nevada County Planning Commission at during the nineteen ninety s and later while serving on the Nevada County Board of supervisors. Miss Martin led the fight to put the South Yuba river into the state. Wild and scenic river program is he became. Ceo The Sierra Fund Sixteen years ago she conceived of and led the effort that resulted in the publication of the Sierra Funds. I report on the impact of the Goldrush mining's toxic legacy and has worked for the last decade to bring attention to golds dark shadow on a very hot day. Is Ian. I climb to the top of a damn standing above the angle. Bright Damn A army corps US Army Corps of Engineers Dam on the main stem of the river. Where is that though in Nevada county? We're about halfway between Tahoe. And Sacramento. A little north of that would not actually in Nevada. Nope we're in the state of California and we are standing right between Nevada County and Yuba County and we're standing on the beautiful Yuba River which flows down to the feather. And then the Sacramento from there down into the San Francisco Bay in the ocean. So you were a county board of Supervisors member when you first came here. Tell us about your first experience with this. Damn down a few different times over my life had been here my whole life. It was built and commissioned in nineteen forty seven by the Army Corps of Engineers so that people could resume hydraulic mining blocks hundreds of miles of potential fish passage for fish. Come from the ocean and go up into the high sierra to lay their eggs so when I first came to the damn understanding that the state of California had targeted this spot em federal government as maybe the best place to restore passage at the very first meeting we went to the. Us Geological Survey stood up and said you can't do anything to that. Damn until you look at the material behind it is holding back a whole bunch of mercury and that was the very first time I had ever heard anything about mercury and the state of California and its role in the goal rush. Or how long have you lived in this part of the world? My family came to California as part of the Gold Rush. We were quakers. Escaping the east coast. Ten violent religious oppression moved out to become farmers I was raised in Concord California on that form and in one thousand nine hundred five. I married a farmer and we moved to Nevada county beautiful organic farm in a place called Penn Valley. Tell us about this county and just its history and the gold rush because it is a lot of history here. Nevada county was ground zero of the California Gold Rush. Far More gold was taken out of this county and specifically this river that we're standing above than any other place in the state of California. It's where the very destructive technique called hydraulic mining which is using power water monitors to to scrub mountainside. Looking for gold is where that was invented. They started to dam the rivers and convey that water over to these huge hydraulic mining activities. Which were recovering thousands of of gold but millions of tons of sediment not material here from Nevada county rolled down the river and kept flooding the Sacramento Valley and eventually the farmers downstream who are really tired of having their houses filled with all this debris sued and stopped the activity known as hydraulic mining.

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AIM offers support to community and family of George Floyd

Native America Calling

03:57 min | Last month

AIM offers support to community and family of George Floyd

"The National Native News. I'm Antonio Gonzalez a federal court order vacating. Certain water crossing permits for oil and gas pipelines will stand for now the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request from the trump administration. Tc Energy and other energy companies to lift a judge's order pending appeal Victoria wicks has more the keystone xl pipeline is routed to cross around seven hundred bodies of water in Montana. Kota in Nebraska. Federal Judge Brian Morris ruled in April that fast track permit used by the US. Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider endangered species and their Habitat Judge Morris then invalidated permit twelve for oil and gas pipelines. The trump administration and companies immediately appealed to the ninth circuit and ask the Appeals Court to lift the ruling. That request has been denied attorney. Anthony Swift is director of the natural resources. Defense Council candidate project. Unless there's a court decision reversing the ninth circuit the keystone pipeline for the most part is in limbo swift says. Tc energy could apply for a more stringent corps of engineers permit under the Clean Water Act. But that is a transparent process that takes time and requires consultation in public input. He says the pipeline. Ostensibly could still be built where it doesn't cross water but it's not likely and from a practical perspective you know it would be very difficult to move forward with construction on seven hundred segments without those seen water permit. The water permits remain vacated while the case moves through the ninth circuit which is scheduled to filing a brief until late. September for National Native News. I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city. South Dakota the native American Rights Fund in the University of Colorado Law. School have teamed up and launched a new online legal resource to help tribal self determination efforts during the covid. Nineteen Pandemic Christine Trudeau reports. The new site host resources for applying human rights protections through the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous people aimed at assisting tribal leadership lawyers judges and Council Members University of Colorado Law. School Professor Karen Carpenter says amidst the covid nineteen pandemic rights to ensure health protections for TRIBAL CITIZENS IS AT RISK. Glue seen for example. Some tried trying to set tech points or provide food and supplies for their members and sometimes the neighboring surrounding governments are not entirely supportive of those efforts to put it mildly. Those are cases where indigenous peoples rights are really at stake. I mean tribes have jurisdiction over their land. They have sovereignty and they need those rights to be protected so that they can take care of their members now more than ever carpenter says the site at UN Dash Declaration Dot North Dot. Org will expand the resource offerings more this summer with interactive webinars. End Muddle tribal codes and more. I'm Christine Trudeau. The stories a collaboration with the National Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network members of the American Indian Movement gathered Minneapolis Minnesota Thursday to make a public statement of support to the community and family. George Floyd an African American man who died in police custody this week co directors of aim say the movement was founded in the nineteen sixties in response to police brutality in the Minneapolis area which they say continues today. The group is calling for peace and encouraging community leaders and organizations in Minneapolis Metro area to do the same. After Floyd's death sparked as a protest which have included violence looting and arson about ten members of the American Indian Movement. Spoke during a press. Conference live streamed on social media offering support but calling for an end to the violence. Antonio Gonzales

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Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

Hammer and Nigel

00:34 sec | Last month

Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

"President trump visiting a Ford plant in Michigan that's been making ventilators during the pandemic he tells reporters he spoke to the democratic governor yesterday about this week's catastrophic flooding after two dams failed we've moved our best people into Michigan add to our most talented engineers designers the people from the army corps of engineers and they do these things better than probably anyone anyone in the world Midland county still assessing widespread damage federal regulators had revoked the license of one dams private operator in twenty

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Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding

Guy Gordon

00:40 sec | Last month

Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding

"State of emergency continues admin Michigan floodwaters that bridge to privately owned dams in Midland began to recede today after displacing thousands of people Dow chemical plant and a nearby hazardous waste cleanup site president trump telling reporters as he prepared to leave to visit Michigan that he sent the best possible people to help with the flooding I spoke with the governor governor went yesterday and we have a very good understanding but we've moved our best people into Michigan add to our most talented engineers designers the people from the army corps of engineers and they do these things better than probably anyone anyone

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Dallas dog, skate, disc golf parks, pavilions will reopen Friday, but groups must be limited

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:57 sec | Last month

Dallas dog, skate, disc golf parks, pavilions will reopen Friday, but groups must be limited

"Got the US army corps of engineers says Memorial Day weekend is the busiest weekend of the year at the campgrounds the course really have a camp says that's normally when family start their summer vacations so they've got cabin fever and want to get out campsites open yesterday it is as reservations were about normal for Memorial Day which shows that cabin fever may be even stronger this year because everyone's been stuck home with because of cold nineteen memorials are unified business traditionally our biggest holiday weekend of the year if if the front most towns even larger ten July weekend because it is the start of the summer campsites are open boat ramps are open but pavilions and playgrounds that will still be close to try to print large groups from all gathering in the same place in Dallas dog parks the skate park in their pavilions are open with tighter capacity fort worth has opened its parks and trails to but a couple of parts with large playgrounds there are closed along with botanic

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Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:28 sec | Last month

Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

"And after the high waters overtook the dams and forced the evacuation of about ten thousand people in mid Michigan president trump told reporters that his administration is helping Michigan to respond to the flooding so we've set the FEMA and the army corps of engineers out and they're very good at dams that probably better and jams and anybody you can think of right the army corps of engineers have done a fantastic job all over him the president said to be in Michigan today to tour for plant in

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What Is NASA's Astronaut Beach House?

BrainStuff

06:03 min | Last month

What Is NASA's Astronaut Beach House?

"Astronauts are driven disciplined physically fit and trained to solve complex problems in high stakes situations. But of course sometimes they just want to get away from it all from the press the physicians and the rigors of flight prep. You've gotTa make time to sharpen the saw. But where on earth can these people find a little seclusion? Well M- since nineteen sixty. Three Nasr's kept a bungalow on the East Florida coast closed to the general public. It's been a welcome retreat for generations of astronauts barbecues and bottles signings are cherished pastimes at the hideaway so are fond farewells. Historically this was the last place where many space bound crews got to hang out with their families before launch. Here's the story of the Kennedy Space Center Beach House and Conference Center or the Beach House. For Short Florida. Nasa go a long way back in nineteen sixty one. It was decided that the agency would build a new launch center on Florida's Merritt Island which is technically a peninsula by the way other sites were considered including New Mexico's White Sands missile range. Where the first atomic bomb had been set off sixteen years prior proximity to the Atlantic Ocean gave Merritt Island a strategic advantage. Rockets launched there could streak across the ocean without disturbing populated areas. Latitude was another plus. Florida is reasonably close to the equator. Where Earth's rotation speed is at? Its fastest when you set off a rocket in the sunshine state. The vessel can save fuel by capitalizing on this principle. It's why Merritt Island is now the home of Kennedy Space Center SPACEPORT NASA. Wasn't the first group. Take an interest in this region however the US military had been testing missiles on nearby Cape Canaveral since nineteen forty nine and then came snowbirds education homes and other seaside properties sprouted like daisies and the postwar economy. One piece of real estate was a two story. Beach House constructed in nineteen sixty two really. It was just another wood framed building in the Neptune beach subdivision at first Nessa partnered up with the Army Corps of Engineers to buy the entire development in nineteen sixty three four. Thirty one thousand five hundred dollars which is a little more than two hundred sixty six thousand eight hundred dollars in today's money neighboring houses and the gas station were cleared away but this plain Jane cottage escaped. The wrecking ball situated on government owned land. The Beach House is well off the beaten path in his two thousand six memoir astronaut. Richard Mike Mullane said the place was as isolated as Mars originally called the astronaut training and rehabilitation building. It started out as a home away from home. A place where crew members could get some shut. Eye on overnight stays as the decades past the bungalow evolved into more of a hang out. Spot astronauts could drop by individually or as crew many also chose to take their spouses and families over by design though. This isn't the easiest spot to access the space shuttle veteran Robert Springer who flew missions in nineteen eighty nine and nineteen ninety recalled. The Hannah's crewmates used to borrow the key from an acid staff member. A spontaneous visits were not encouraged. Though a one day payload specialist Samuel Durant's waltzed over with some colleagues but forgot to give the administrators any advance notice on their way back. The group was met by Swat team and guests had to play by the house rules. For example young children were barred from the premises. During astronaut quarantine periods. The House has entertained. Its share of politicians and diplomats. And to this day it remains an active meeting place for government organizations but among. Space History Buffs. This mid-century is remembered first and foremost as an explorers waystation filled with the stories of its tenants. There was the time that springer and a crewmate winter a dip in the ocean only to be met by helicopter full frantically waving airmen. It turned out. The swimmers had gotten a little too close to an enormous gang of sharks unaware of the danger and oblivious to the warning. The astronauts waved back. Don't worry everything turned out fine. Prelaunch barbecues are traditional shortly before his space takes off. It's customary for them to gather with family members of the cottage for muscles and Colm Rotary. Sometimes the guests get dinner and a show former Kennedy space center. Deputy Director James A gene. Thomas witnessed a cause play prank at one of these beach parties. The mission being toasted that day was set to include Franklin Story Musgrave a legendary astronaut. Who happened to be bald just for kicks. The rest of his crew decided to impersonate. Mas Great at this barbecue so everyone showed up with rubber latex sheets on their heads and name tags that read. Hi I'm story. Another longstanding tradition at the Beach. House involves leaving. Your mark. Outgoing crew will sign a wine bottle before they blast off official mission logos usually adorned these mementos by now. Few decades worth of space. Flights have been chronicled on bottlenecks and wine labels now can cabinet display in two thousand sixteen hurricane. Matthew did a number on the bungalow necessitating massive repairs inside and out once. The kitchens bathrooms multiple walls. And most of the second floor had been overhauled. The cottage reopened on July twenty fifth of twenty eighteen. We reached out to the Kennedy Space Center. Which informed us that. The House is not currently being used by any astronaut crews. But who knows? Maybe that'll change in the near future. Nasa does want to quote. Put the first woman in next man on the moon or the twenty twenty four no doubt future occupants will feel mixed emotions at the old beach house most astronauts do along with their loved ones. Donnellan. Mike's wife said in two thousand ten interview with NASA as a spouse. You know you're coming out here to say goodbye and you don't know if it's the last time yet by many accounts. Fear intermingled with excitement from the bungalow visitors have gotten some spectacular views of eager rockets ships ready for launch gleaning from the nearby space center.

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Military Role Widens in Pandemic Response

Morning Edition

03:07 min | 2 months ago

Military Role Widens in Pandemic Response

"Do you see the military on a path to contain the outbreak in its ranks well sort of two parts of this one is what are they doing to protect their own personnel and they're I think they're they're they're doing it immediately good job I mean they have the enormous advantage that they have a younger healthier population as we know the Firestone you know tends to target less healthy older people it gives them an advantage shows the outbreak of the Roosevelt that got out of control but again you know we got one one sailor die and I think at this point so twenty percent that is the main factor biting if there was a huge challenge here for everybody I think they are they're doing okay on that and learning as they go the big challenge for me is using the defense production act and DOT's unique talent when it comes to production distribution and logistics the bill but we need to build in there I don't think our federal government has done what he could do it nationally on P. P. and now on the critical shortages existing supplies we get to that testing regime just about everybody says we need without build more stuff than we not responded I think that the federal government was fast enough to meet that responsibility let's talk about what that stuff is personal protective equipment you alluded to there and of course there's test kits there are ventilators which have been in short supply in some places but it's interesting when we asked the secretary asked for a few weeks ago about that about you know mobilizing defense industries in particular he said that's not really that's not really our job it's not really that kind of industry this is a presidential authority that he would use on other kinds of industries but not necessarily something that defense department would concern itself with yeah mark and I've had that conversation a number of times and and I well I I disagree with him the following sentences initial matter yes this is supposed to be FEMA and HHS that are taking the lead but just like with the field hospital the gun bill which would done largely by the army corps of engineers DHS and FEMA made the request into your T. took the lead because they have the capability and that is my strong belief is that the defense department of the department of like three hundred million dollars and procurement a year nobody in the federal government comes close they are the ones with the skill set to tell manufacturers we need ten million swaps we're gonna we're gonna figure out a way to make you build them we need a million caskets same thing so I think the DOD both in terms of logistics and production should be much better used by the federal government we get a dusting capacity we let's talk about testing capacity for the military before I let you go because we just heard that they are about a quarter of the level that they want to be by the end of may they want sixty thousand tests per day just for the military what's holding that up well the same thing and that was a big part of the argument I had with the secretary was okay yeah forget about the country for the moment DOT said two million employees helpless contractors that they depend on still protesting capacity for them and I think the fact that they're not there even in that critical he shows you the lack of a capacity that

"army corps" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:32 min | 2 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The army corps of engineer where you literally see thousands of military doctors and nurses on the streets of New York and other cities around the country this is one more step we're we're literally as the president said from early on are leaving no stone unturned and we are delivering a whole of government approach of for our states as the as they deal with the corona virus outbreak of governors are continuing to expand testing and we assure them that we're going to continue to work in every way to support their efforts to do just that and I I will say again as we said before as Dr birch comes up to to explain to you what we deliver to the governors today we told the governors once again today that by our best estimates we have enough testing capacity today for every state in America to go to phase one if they meet the other criteria of fourteen days of reduced cases and sufficient hospital capacity to prepare for any eventuality that may occur once again we have enough testing capacity for every state in America to go to phase one but we sure the governors today that we're going to continue to work around the clock to expand the testing capacity support supplies and to support their efforts to encourage social distancing in the very mitigation efforts of the American people have been doing that have brought us the progress that we see all across the country today with that Mister president alleges that Dr birch describe what we distributed today number thank you Mr vice president Mister president we just want to show you a couple of additional flights but also to remind all of Americans that we still have a significant number of cases both in the Boston area and across Massachusetts and Chicago to really that our hearts go out to those cities as they continue to struggle with corona virus and the consequences of the hospitalization and all the health care providers that are on the front lines we wanted so these are the just an illustration of the different types of equipment that are out there describing both is low speed but quick turn around time to high speed and taking three to four hours to actually run a hundred or more test and so the equipment range from all those different and that's why there's five thousand of them as noted on by the president in this list we wanted every governor and every state and health laboratory director to have a clear understanding of the full capacity within the state both for the capacity but also we're technical assistance and additional supplies may be available and we were proud to put the federal labs on that list because the military and the VA has stepped up every what step of the way to provide support both in testing and care we have merit many military members on the front lines and I'm sure the military would offer their facilities to the governor of Maryland or any governor who wanted to utilize those to expand testing for the next flight I'm just going to run through them very quickly so every governor not only receive the excel spreadsheet with the complete list of the equipment and the zip code of the location in the laboratory to really be able to create a mosaic of laboratories of the high speed and low speed equipment together to meet the needs of their clients depending if their drive through our hospital needs so this is what Florida looks like next slide this is what Louisiana looks like next slide Merrill and with significant capacity next slide Virginia was significant capacity throughout the state next slide New York I'm obviously a lot of capacity in New York City with overlapping capacity it's important to know where this is because then they can let hospitals and labs can support each other when they need surge capacity next slide this is New Jersey next fight Pennsylvania next five Massachusetts next slide Ohio next slide Oklahoma next slide Washington next slide I think that's out Wyoming so we wanted to show both in states that have large populations and in states that have lower populations you can see that in general the number of machines that match their population and we're working with the Walter Reed group in the American society of microbiologists and all the lab directors to really create a web of understanding of what the capacity is currently what the capacity can be and how the federal government can support them and developing their strategies linked to the over our towards the economy Bloomberg daybreak we continue to watch equities around the world we do mornings at five eastern on Bloomberg radio Bloomberg business happen Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening yeah doctor first university of southern California in the LA county public health put out a report today that suggests that the penetrance of virus is as much as five almost forty times what was believed to be that as many as four hundred and forty two thousand people in LA county may have been affected which suggests two things it suggests that you have a lot more people out there who could be spreading the virus but it also suggests that the case fatality rate is more in line with the twenty seventeen twenty eighteen fuller than what we've seen in some other areas of the world but I'm wondering if you've seen that what you thought so we're looking.

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Another round of court hearings on Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Oregon Senators advocate for tribal COVID-19 funds.

Native America Calling

03:42 min | 2 months ago

Another round of court hearings on Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Oregon Senators advocate for tribal COVID-19 funds.

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez another hearing was held last week in federal court involving the keystone xl pipeline largely centering on the reach of president. Trump's two thousand nineteen unilateral permit government. Lawyers say it allows only the one point two miles of pipeline needed to cross the US. Canada border opponents say it enables hundreds of miles of pipeline through Montana South Dakota and Nebraska Victoria wicks reports pipeline. Opponents were heartened by an order. Judge Brian Morris issued the day before the hearing in a separate but related case he found that the US Army Corps of Engineers permitted the K. XL pipeline without considering potential damage to endangered species and habitat and he ruled not see energy cannot build through approximately six hundred and eighty eight waterways along the three state route until the core has done a more thorough analysis. Sierra Club Attorney Doug Hayes explains that April Fifteenth Order Army Corps has to engage in further Environmental Review further consultation under the endangered species act before it can reissue. Nationwide permit twelve itself as also points out. There are no waterways in the one point two mile border-crossing at the April Sixteenth. Hearing an attorney for the Rosebud. Sioux tribe says pipeline. Construction will harm the tribes mineralised states. Along the pipeline's route a government attorney response that the tribe has no mineral estates in that one point two mile stretch at the border pipelines supporters say treaty violations and damage to land water and cultural sites is a problem to be addressed by state and local governments. Not The feds judge. Morris will consider granting summary Judgment to one side or the other and will also rule on plaintiff's request in light of the covert nineteen pandemic for a halt to construction that has begun in the one point. Two Mile Corridor for national native news in Victoria Wicks in rapid city. South Dakota Colvin. Nineteen relief funds need to be administered quickly to tribes say some US lawmakers as KFC's. Brian Buhl reports senators. Jeff Merkley and Ron. Wyden want stimulus aid to not adhere to population based formula. The Oregon. Democrats argue that such a formula limits tribes abilities to help their respective communities most are small scattered in rural areas where infrastructure and services are often underfunded and dated Senator Wyden the tribes have been hit very hard though from a health and economic standpoint. Christner sears a tribal council member with the confederated tribes of the Grand Ronde. He says because of pandemic measures they've had to close down their casino which was their primary economic generator a lot of uncertainty. And we feel comfortable with where we're at right now but staying closed indefinitely could have some pretty dire consequences for our travel government mercier. Says he's not sure what form direct aid from. The federal government will look like just sitting there hoping that arrived soon for National Native News. I'm Brian Bowl. In Eugene Oregon six tribes have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Alaskan native corporations from accessing shares of eight billion dollars in treble cove nineteen funds the tribes from Alaska Washington State and Maine are suing the Treasury Department arguing. The money from the cares act should only go to travel governments and not Alaskan native corporations. Many tribal leaders across the country have raised concern. Will several leaders of Alaskan Native Corporation? Say they're following the law and intend to use the funds to address covert nineteen needs tribes had until Friday to apply for the funds which are expected to be distributed by April twenty sixth. I'm Antonio Gonzales.

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Washington D.C. could see a summer surge of coronavirus infections

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Washington D.C. could see a summer surge of coronavirus infections

"D. C. leaders have warned of a summer surge of coronavirus cases to prepare for it the city's convention center will become a hospital it's set to become a five hundred to fifteen hundred bed facility and it's being transformed by the army corps of engineers mayor Muriel Bowser says set up will begin Monday with five hundred non intensive care beds available by the first week of may still she says the facility is for a worst case scenario and the goal is to not have to use it the hill reports the project is expected to cost about nineteen million dollars John Aaron WTOP

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Army Corps to build temporary hospital in Washington, D.C. convention center

Richard Eeds

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Army Corps to build temporary hospital in Washington, D.C. convention center

"The nation's capital is preparing for a worst case scenario as a number of coronavirus cases continues to grow correspondent Linda Kenyon is in Washington mayor Muriel Bowser says the army corps of engineers will transform the watery Washington convention center into a five hundred to fifteen hundred bed hospital mayor Bowser said she hopes the hospital will never have to be used but it is important to be prepared just in case the army corps of engineers in the midst of building twenty eight makeshift hospital sites across the country by transforming hotels sports arenas convention centers college dormitories and fairgrounds into medical

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Federal judge invalidates key permit for Keystone XL pipeline. Tribes push back on ANCs included in tribal COVID-19 funds.

Native America Calling

03:54 min | 2 months ago

Federal judge invalidates key permit for Keystone XL pipeline. Tribes push back on ANCs included in tribal COVID-19 funds.

"The National Native News. I'm Antonio Gonzalez a federal judge. Wednesday invalidated a key hermit for the keystone xl pipeline. Judge Brian Morris says a permit issued by the US Army Corps of engineers bypassed necessary environmental reviews the order says TC energy formerly trans. Canada cannot build across waterways along the pipeline route until the core does more work on the permit Victoria wicks. Has This report. Doug Hayes is an attorney for the Sierra Club one of six environmental agencies that sued the Corps of Engineers Hayes says the core used a streamlined approval. Process called nationwide permit number. Twelve that precludes public review and circumvents transparent approval processes good pipeline would cross approximately six hundred eighty eight. Different waterways rivers streams and wetlands across Montana South Dakota and Nebraska and the Army Corps of Engineers is the agency that approves those crossings in the Order. The Federal Court notes that the expediter permit is used. When a project will result in minimal damage to aquatic environments Judge Morris also notes that the core failed to consult with us fish and wildlife or national marine fisheries before determining the pipeline. Construction would have no effect on endangered species or critical habitat. Hey says the car has to do further environmental review and consultation under the endangered species. Act before it can reissue the permit. Qc energy cannot build through any of the waterways along the pipeline route until it revamped its process into related cases tribes and environmentalists have challenged permits for the one point. Two Miles of pipeline. That crosses the border between Montana and Alberta. Tc Energy has started preconstruction on that segment for National Native News. I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city. South Dakota Judge. Morris is hearing arguments in those two related challenges to the keystone. Xl Pipeline. Thursday. He'll issue an order in those cases at a later date. Many tribal leaders are calling for Alaska native corporations or an sees to be excluded from funding. Set aside for tribes in the Cares Act Wyoming Public Radio Savannah Mar reports. Gerald Grey is chairman of the little shell tribe of Chippewa in the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council he says Anne Siese Corporation status should preclude them from accessing the eight billion dollar tribal stabilization fund. The last good native corporations should not be getting any of the funding because they're not tribes and We just basically don't feel that you know a good idea to be doing that this week. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council urged the US Treasury Department to exclude an sees from the emergency funding. The Great Plains Tribal Chairman Association when a step farther calling for the removal of Tara Sweeney. As Assistant Secretary of Indian affairs. They say since she wants worked for an there's a conflict of interest at play but Shauna President of the KONIAK regional corporation says Sweeney simply following the law simply put Alaskan native corporations are eligible for funding under the cares act because we're included in the law and we're going to use the funding from the cares act to help our communities prepare and respond to the nineteen tribes in an CS. Have until Friday to apply for their slice of Betrayal Stabilization Fund. It's not yet clear how the money will be divided up for national native news. I'm Savannah Mar Oglala Sioux Tribal. Police have verbally warned or issued citations to more than one hundred and fifty people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for violating curfew or shelter in place orders the tribes currently on a fourteen day lockdown due to a public health response to Cova nineteen. I'm Antonio

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US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

Hugh Hewitt

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

"Pipeline a U. S. judge has canceled a key permit for the keystone XL oil pipeline that's expected to stretch from Canada to Nebraska the ruling Wednesday marks another step back for the disputed project that got underway less than two weeks ago following years of delays the judge says the U. S. army corps of engineers failed to adequately consider the pipelines of fact on endangered species attorneys say the ruling won't shut down work that started at the U. S. Canada border crossing in Montana the pipeline sponsored PC energy will need the permit for future construction along hundreds of rivers and streams along keystones twelve hundred

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US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

"Fill them it's another setback for the keystone XL oil pipeline that's expected to stretch from Canada to Nebraska a U. S. judge has canceled a key permit for the pipeline that got underway less than two weeks ago following years of delays the judge says the army corps of engineers failed to adequately consider the pipelines effect on endangered species attorneys say the ruling won't stop work that started at the U. S. Canada border crossing in Montana but pipeline sponsor T. C. energy will need the permit for future construction across hundreds of rivers and streams along keystones twelve hundred mile route

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Houston - Gov. Abbott Extends Texas Coronavirus Disaster Declaration

Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Houston - Gov. Abbott Extends Texas Coronavirus Disaster Declaration

"Greg Abbott is is extended extended to to cover cover nineteen nineteen emergency emergency declaration declaration in in Texas Texas will will now now continue continue to to make make certain certain resources resources available available the the governor governor says says Texas Texas is is well well positioned positioned with with the the number number of of available available covered covered nineteen nineteen test test kits and the state's hospitals are not dead capacity yet ago governor says that he's in frequent contact with Harris County judge leaving a Dogo as an alternate medical facility is being is that been construction Arkan lot of energy park to make sure that they will have over full capacity if needed not working along side with the US army corps of engineers as well as famous as well as the National Guard here in Texas Abbott says the number of cases in Harris County continues to grow well bear Collins and some other Texas counties are flattening the curve

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"army corps" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:41 min | 3 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on WGN Radio

"With the city and the army corps of engineers say the works continuing to get three thousand beds ready so far there are just above twenty two hundred city and state officials say they hope the convention center won't be needed it's designed to accept people with coronavirus who don't need the highest level of care that hospitals will be focusing on New York city's public school system will not re open this year because of coronavirus A. B. C.'s mark Remillard reports new York's mayor bill de Blasio says he's had to make a decision he dreaded having to do having to tell you that we cannot bring our schools back for the remainder of the school year is painful but he says even as New York state is seeing an apparent plateau in cases the last thing New York City can do is ease up it is not easy to have a child cooped up at home I assure you our parents have really stepped up he also acknowledged the difficulty that many people will feel as Easter Sunday approaches and people will need to remain isolated Markram alarm ABC news New York with millions of Americans preparing for their Easter celebrations many are finding themselves isolated searches move their gatherings online to encourage social distancing one preacher said out to surround himself with members of his community even when they couldn't gather as normal for the holiday ABC's David Wright has more one preacher printed out photos of all his parishioners to keep him company in the church I spent one night in in the chapel basically masking tape and photos putting all of the pews and it was for me actually was an amazingly prayerful mon to be in a chapel kind of in the dark and every time I put a picture up I could you know remember the people who I was praying for and think about that David Wright ABC news there's been an arrest in the death of a twenty nine year old marine veteran who was pushed in the path of a CTA train last week an eighteen year old man was taken into custody at his north center neighborhood home by the Great Lakes fugitive task force last night without incident on Tuesday evening around five o'clock Mamadou balde was waiting for a train at the Jackson redline stop when three people argued with them surveillance video apparently shows boldly walking away from the confrontation when one of the three men ran off and pushed him off the platform and into a moving train once Illinois driver services facilities we open you will have an extra three months to renew your license ID card or vehicle registration secretary of state spokesperson Dave Durocher the law will be that the old date a good ninety days after the office physically re opens this point was scheduled for may first but we're we're totally dependent on you know the governor's reaction to what the situation is there are also several things you can do online renewing your vehicle registration and your license if you qualify for the safe driver renewal program you can visit cyber drive Illinois dot com let's check WGN sports.

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New York Has Most COVID-19 Cases in World, Deaths Top 7k as Curve Starts to Flatten

Rush Limbaugh

01:09 min | 3 months ago

New York Has Most COVID-19 Cases in World, Deaths Top 7k as Curve Starts to Flatten

"Com the governor of New York has some encouraging news to report as hospitalizations for the virus are down for the first time in many days governor Andrew Cuomo says he's very grateful for all the help and support our health care system has done a phenomenal job in doing an insurmountable task our federal partners the army corps of engineers they have just really old on a great great job and our theory and I believe my job as governor the pair for the worst hope for the best but prepare for the worst Dr Anthony Fauci tells CBS this morning we could see something of a return to normalcy by the summer but only if we're careful till then it can be in the cards and and I say that with some caution because as I said when we do that when we pull back and try to open up the country as we often use that terminology we have to be prepared that when the infection start to rear their heads again that we have in place a very aggressive and effective way to identify isolate contact trays and make sure we don't have those spikes that we

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Early Signs New NYC Coronavirus Infections May Be Slowing

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Early Signs New NYC Coronavirus Infections May Be Slowing

"Update the nation's top doctor says the data show a slowdown in corona virus cases at the epicenter of the pandemic Surgeon General Jerome Adams on CBS this morning what we're seeing now is the country is rallying we're seeing New York and New Jersey have hospitalizations level off and start to come down deaths are starting to slowdown and level of this is other cities gear up for more cases in Detroit that includes a make shift hospital at the convention center the tenant colonel Greg Turner is with the army corps of engineers

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"army corps" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:02 min | 3 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Army corps of engineers did a phenomenal job was like in one week they came into the Javits center and build basically an entire field hospital and their staffing it so those two facilities all along right there you're talking about a great relief valve your state's got sixty seven thousand originated four cases going into today thirteen hundred and forty two deaths according a seven hour period in which they added a couple hundred to that total is tragic total cases worldwide over eight hundred thousand any of governor Cuomo of New York liberal long time governor of New York there's a micro manager who loves raising taxes and not fracking into an environmental things that nobody wants and embracing illegal immigrants in giving them licenses is working well with this president who believes everything he doesn't joining us now is call row called Cuomo's get eighty five percent approval ratings and part of his statements like that don't you think Houston above politics out of politics this is a long shot and contention it was job which is to be the governor and you know keep it under wraps under a longstanding practice and federal state laws governors and in some instances mayors orange county executives or as we call in Texas county judges have authority over public health issues when you take it all seriously and I think done an excellent job of communicating to the people in New York what's going on and what they need to worry about so do you think that this there is a legitimate realistic path for him to run for president being that Joe Biden is so flawed as a candidate and now the Democrats are not I mean it's a nice thing is you know they were dual concerning a couple weeks ago there was sort of a little bit of a movement inside certain democratic circles let's get ourselves going on you know we're pleased to be notified when with with Cuomo but but look that Democrats are not gonna nominate someone who is not running primaries keeping Bernie Sanders is going to say he's got the intercom was got a better hold on the nomination and he did a good job by going to step aside now guys in running for president forever so now but but having said that what's really interesting is that points to the weakness of Biden as a candidate new Washington post ABC poll for example shows that while I think the number was fifty some odd percent fifty five percent of trump supporters were very enthusiastic about about voting form only less than half a twenty seven percent would please ask about voting for Joe Biden and his supporters so there's a fundamental weakness there that causes causes some Democrats to say oh my god let's get any alternative income was looking good on television oh my god is there any way we can get on well Internap right I just want to hear this boring he had well on CNN last night with his brother cut thirty six with all this adulation that you're getting for doing your job are you thinking about running for president tell.

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"army corps" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

05:37 min | 3 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Coordinate the distribution of these supplies ending the unnecessary competition between states and healthcare institutions for these scarce. Resources of drastic measures are required. And that's why we need to federalize the manufacturing and distribution of critical medical supplies soon. It may be that we just got unlucky with having the wrong president at the wrong time right it may be that a better president a better run. Federal Government could do this thing that we need right now bringing the power of the federal government to bear to assure critical supplies of lifesaving medical equipment gowns and masks and other protective equipment to keep doctors and nurses alive ventilators and other complex medical equipment to keep sick patients alive testing and lab capacity to process those kits so we can get our hands around the size of this epidemic and trace the context of infected people. Find out WHO's infectious and who must be isolated so they stopped making the epidemic even bigger. We need all of those. Thanks right. We need the power of the federal government to be brought to bear to assure critical supplies of all of those things. Because it doesn't just happen naturally in the market in the context of a pandemic but for whatever reason this particular administration the Federal Government under this particular leadership just cannot do it or will not do it and so you see Governor Baker their Republican Governor Massachusetts. You see Governor Cuomo New York. You See Governor Pritzker in Illinois. Is He senator Murphy and Connecticut Lamenting and pleading for change over the fact that it really is every state for themselves literally. The states are competing with one another in competing with the federal government for masks and for hand sanitizer in for all the rest which is driving up the prices. It's leaving some supplies stockpiled. Even now some supplies stockpiled waiting for better bids right and it's leaving doctors and nurses in the most hard hit hospitals already using the same masks day after day. Shift after shift patient after patient and this is only the first hospital inflex. This is only the initial hospital influx and already. The hardest hit hospitals are out of protest protective equipment for doctors and nurses which is not because there isn't enough protective equipment in the world. It's that it's not in the right places because nobody is running the supply chain to make sure that it is and with the United States now leading the world in the number of confirmed corona virus cases according to statistics from Johns Hopkins. Tonight the United States is now the largest epidemic worldwide more cases than China more cases than Italy more cases than anyone USA. We're number one in that context this lack of federal coordination the fact that we do not have a national response to this crisis is revealing. Its its mortal consequences by the day on ventilators specifically right now we've got the engineering labs at Mit running open source experiments to try to invent new lower tech ones that could be manufactured cheaply. We've got major automakers saying they think within a few months they may be able to pair themselves with other better suited manufacturers to maybe have something a few months down the road. We've got veterinary schools. Donating ventilators used for large animals to hospitals for humans because large animal ventilators can be converted to Human. Use will try it. At least hospitals are now rating the stash of anesthesia machine machines from their operating rooms because those machines can maybe be used as ventilators for some of the patients who are crashing from Corona Virus. As of today one of the premier hospitals in New York one of the premier hospitals in the World New York Presbyterian is starting to split ventilators between multiple patients. And you're sick enough when you need a ventilator that I don't mean they're taking turns between patients I mean. They've literally got the same machine pumping oxygen through its usual machinery and tubes but then they're splitting the tube so instead of that machine pumping into the lungs of one patient that that one machine is pumping into the lungs of two patients simultaneously. And this is something that has been innovated before it was done for example in Las Vegas on an emergency ad hoc basis on the night of the Mandalay Bay massacre when in October. Two thousand seventeen. A gunman shot and wounded hundreds of patients at a country. Music Show so they tried it in the trauma centers there in L. in Las Vegas when those Las Vegas hospitals had hundreds of people with gunshot wounds to try to keep alive all at once all in one night they split the air tubes on ventilators then as the very last gasp as the last thing they could do in that incredibly incredibly it's just unimaginable surprise shock situation splitting ventilators between multiple patients. It's technique that been explored by critical care physicians in some other places as well just in case. Just in case there's ever such an apocalyptic scenario in terms of healthcare that. You might have to try something that risky. That extreme this for example is a critical care doctor in Detroit Michigan. Who helped try to develop this technique as just an experimental protocol for the most dire situations. I always hope that you would never need to use it in this way but you could never predict what's going to happen in a disaster and if it was me and I had four patients.

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"army corps" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

07:21 min | 3 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The show we did nine eastern on MSNBC in Massachusetts there were eighteen hundred and thirty eight confirmed CORONA VIRUS CASES YESTERDAY. Eighteen hundred and thirty eight. That number rose today to more than twenty four hundred cases nearly six hundred new cases in one twenty four hour period and that same kind of story is being told all over the United States today or the corona viruses extended. Its reach to every state in the country where we're starting to see these. These rapid increases in some cases exponential increases in the number of cases and the number of hospitalizations and the number of ICU beds occupied and ultimately in the number of Americans dead now Massachusetts is like other states in the country dealing with a rapidly expanding rapidly. Increasing Epidemic Massachusetts is also known worldwide for its gold standard health facilities particularly in and around Greater Boston front page of the Boston Globe tonight zeroes in on a particularly unnerving aspect of this epidemic specifically in Massachusetts more than one hundred fifty Boston hospital workers test positive corona virus in a disturbing rise hospitals in Greater Boston are seeing a disturbing rise in the number of infected workers from just a handful last week to more than one hundred fifty now Massachusetts is a pretty deep blue state but like deep blue Vermont and Deep Blue Maryland. Massachusetts is one of these blue states that happens to have a Republican governor in Massachusetts case. It's a fairly moderate. Republican governor named Charlie Baker and Charlie Baker does not have a particularly high national profile. If you ever seen him speak as Massachusetts governor you might not remember it and I do not mean this in a bad way at all. It's just descriptive. Here's what you would call mild-mannered When he speaks he is. He's a big Tall in-command handsome looking governor guy but when he speaks he's you know Mr monotone nothing wrong with that. He's just very understated in his affect to an almost painful degree except when he's not except for example today when he erupted in anger and got close to swearing over. What is honestly this insane phenomenon? Our country is coping with right now. Which is that states are being left to fend for themselves and compete against each other in the open market and against the federal government when they're trying to source lifesaving equipment to handle the pandemic and specifically to keep our health workers alive so that they can continue to treat the sick and dying here. Is Massachusetts Governor mild-mannered? Monotone Massachusetts Governor. Charlie Baker today talking about the fact that his State is regularly being outbid including by federal agencies by our own federal government when the State is trying to buy critical metalic medical equipment to keep healthcare providers alive in the state of Massachusetts. The biggest thing I would say is that we are doing everything we can. Through an incredibly messy thicket that is enormously frustrating for all of us to try to get them the gear that they deserve and they need and I spoke in my opening remarks about compassion bravery okay. There are a lot of very compassionate and very brave people here in the Commonwealth. Who were doing what they can to serve people recognizing and understanding that in this particular area. The entire country is struggling to deliver and I stand here as as someone who has had confirmed orders for millions of pieces of gear evaporate in front of us and I can't tell you how frustrating it is. We now have other orders that are outstanding that are probably quote unquote confirmed but we've literally got to the point where basic position is until the until the thing shows up here in the Commonwealth of mass. It doesn't exist but I'm telling you people are spending hours and hours and hours trying to get this stuff here for exactly that reason. Our first responders our healthcare workers. Everybody deserves to have that gear. And I'm telling you we're killing ourselves trying to make it happen. It was never going to be easy. States were always going to be killing themselves trying to make sure that they could continue to operate their hospitals and ambulances and keep health workers alive to treat the sick and dying during this pandemic. But there's no reason there is no rational reason. Why part of the reason states are killing themselves to get. This equipment is because every state in the country is competing against every other state in the country on the open market. For the same finite supply of equipment not only is the federal government not playing a role in nationally coordinating the supply lines and mandating the manufacture of this material and coordinating the distribution of this equipment. So it gets where it needs to go most urgently I not only as the federal government not playing that kind of a coordinating role. They themselves are competing with the individual states to get this equipment as well and so therefore it is bidding wars for one thing therefore it's orders evaporating in big states like Massachusetts with thousands of cases and some of the best hospitals in the country in one hundred and fifty health workers already tested positive. It's those orders. Millions of pieces of equipment that evaporating because they're competing against the other states there literally competing against the federal government. They're getting outbid and it's all because the federal government cannot or will not get it together. This is not the way to do it. This is ad hoc. I'm competing with other states. I'm bidding up other states on the prices because you have manufacturers who sit there and Camp California offers them four dollars and they say well. California offered four dollars. I offer five dollars another state calls in and offers six dollars. It's it's not the way to do it. I was speaking to a Governor. Jay pritzker yesterday about this. Why are we competing? Let the federal government put in place the Federal Defense Production Act it does not nationalize any industry. All it does is say to a factory. You must produce this quantity. That's when I called the ventilator manufacturers in one case they told me I was competing with fema to acquire ventilators so I'm competing against the federal government to get ventilators for the state of Illinois then the federal government is not distributing ventilators to the state of Illinois. I'm literally working against you. Know a competitor. Now here. I'm competing with my own. Federal Government Right.

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"army corps" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

02:01 min | 5 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Army corps of engineers is warning of another year of worry for shore front of residents lake Saint Clair tied the record high last year while lakes Michigan and Huron hit their highest ever height officials say a mild and what January means that water on the water has gone through its normal exactly right evaporation process Macomb county emergency management director Brandon Lewis has advice for residents to make sugar water out that's absolutely critical if they have any issues if they have any damages to make sure that their flood impala insurance policy throughout the day beforehand because those aren't retroactive and Lewis says sandbag should reach at least eighteen inches above the sea wall governor Gretchen Witmer today is making a push to move up Michigan's primary Witmer tells him live that the disaster in Iowa only serves to strip her case that Michigan should not be behind states like Iowa New Hampshire and North Carolina candidate miss or I should say Canada Michigan Bloomberg has already shown on those states to concentrate on Michigan and super Tuesday but political scientist Dave do Leo says might not be a smart move because at this point all of the buzz is about the judge it's about Bernie Sanders it's about Joe Biden's poor performance very few people are talking about Michael Bloomberg he's waiting until super Tuesday to really start competing that might be too late Michigan would have to lobby the national democratic move or Democratic Party to move up but do Leo says we'd likely have a lot of competition from other blue states W. W. Cheney's time eight oh six the Michigan secretary of state says the weight the wait times at branch offices are improving but there's more to be done more now from W. WJZY on do a secretary state Joslin Bentsen said the needle is moving in the right direction to shorten the wait times over new play tabs.

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"army corps" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

02:03 min | 11 months ago

"army corps" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

"Locker and the army corps of engineers says mostly care is the operator either at or close to normal pool only grapevine lake is into the flood pool and that's only by about one percent Klay church with the army corps of engineers says voters should still exercise caution when you're out on the water this weekend like what will have been changing over the last six to nine months with the porting that we had at some of our facilities and so people need to be aware that there may be differing other things in the water but they're not used to most parks and boat ramps are open summer partially or totally closed be sure to check with the army corps of engineers website for the up to the minute information the traffic and weather center right now we appear to be clear on the freeway system if you see something give me a call two one four two one nine ten eighty be careful how you dial though at this early hour weather center partly cloudy tonight were actually expecting temperatures to rise they haven't yet but to approximately eighty two later on today when the sun comes up behind your ninety six that he and the actual I can feel like a hundred though and we should get down to about seventy six degrees Sunday pretty close to the same high ninety six a heat index of one oh one and a low of seventy seven on Labor Day look for ninety six and seventy six right now it is seventy two degrees here K. R. LD I'm Gerry Hotchkiss the gel pack show continues now on newsradio ten eighty K. R. L. D. this is go to talk to call eight eight eight nine four one tags and down he's the CEO bags.

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"army corps" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"army corps" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To all things considered from NPR news. People in Tulsa, Oklahoma are bracing. For more rain tonight and tomorrow and that means more flooding in a city that has already been drenched. It's lead to floods evacuations and a big test of the city's levees, Matt Trotter of member station. K W in Tulsa, joins us now. Hi, matt. How bad is it right now there until so the Arkansas river that runs through Tulsa? Since last Monday. It's up from eleven feet, which is a little above average. But still pretty typical to more than twenty three feet its highest recorded level was back in nineteen Eighty-six at twenty five so it's still two feet below that all time high. But it's still really high here, and how is the city dealing with all of this water. Well, we have a Levy system, and that's keeping water out of a lot of areas. Right now as the US army corps of engineers, let's water out of keystone dam. That's the main dam for the reservoir upstream. From us. But the US army corps of engineers is trying to balance those releases with what comes into the reservoir as we get just a ton of rain, some areas around have had twenty inches in the past month. So it's, it's a lot of rain that we're trying to deal with tell us about what sitting leaders are saying right now. Sure. So earlier this afternoon, Tulsa, mayor GT bynum held a news conference to give an update. Here's what he had to say about the levees, the levees continued operate as they're designed. They do have a heavy load on them. They're being tested in a way that they never have been before we continue to encourage people that live behind those two, please proactively relocate and the mayor's calling this, a high risk situation right now, but not in emergency just yet not yet, but more rain is expected tonight and tomorrow. So what is the outlook for the future? Well, the army corps of engineers is in charge of the dam, and they're hoping things will improve in a few days. What they told us during the briefing. This afternoon was as long as what flows into the reservoir stays even or below what they're letting out, then things should be okay. They expect the level to start decreasing sometime this afternoon. And that'll make a little bit of room for any additional rain that falls in the area tonight. Now understand that today. City officials warned people to stay out of parks along the river. Have people actually been going there where the river flooded? Yeah. That's actually been sort of an interesting problem. That's happened. People wanna go look at the river. See what's basically a historic flood situation. They're taking photos and sell fees. I've seen pictures of people actually waiting into the river full-on bathing in the river like as their own personal hot tub or something like that. So. No absolutely not. There's a few risks. The obvious one is it's dangerous just to walk around in area, where the water's been eating away at the ground sinkholes could open up. But there's also raw sewage in this floodwater. And there's also venomous snakes, there's water moccasins that washed down with the flood. Right. Matt Trotter of member station. K W in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thank you for joining us. Stay safe there. You're welcome. It's all things considered on WNYC to make his new album, the Japanese American artists to kiss. She Bashi decided to turn to the past. He visited Japanese internment camps, and made music, inspired by the stories. He found there that creative process and listen to the result, next on all things considered right here on WNYC. Stay tuned. An investigation into an illegal land ship when the dust will fly you had on your lip gloss will be dirt turns into the largest federal investigation in Chicago's history during these meetings, he goes, oh, are you interested in politicians? Absolutely. What do you have on politicians of the next reveal tonight at eight on ninety three point nine? FM. WNYC..

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"army corps" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"army corps" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Army corps of engineers took to the air to get a look at the flooding in Hamburg, Iowa what they saw stunned up the entire town of six hundred homes covered in water. Major General Scott Spelman. What did you see on your side assessment system that was overwhelmed? So this this levee system was conducted. I built back in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties and it's completely inundated. According to the army corps, two hundred miles of levees across four states were compromised by this flooding repairing them could cost billions since the levees failed. Is that a failure and design or are? We seeing a weather system that we haven't seen before in this part of the base. And this is a weather system that we have not seen before Hamburg is six miles from the Missouri river, so minor flooding is common. This is not flooding. This is something else. Katherine crane has been Hamburg's mayor for twelve years. We're not wealthy. How are you going to rebound from this? We're asking for help. We're going to build that levied the way we want to build it, and it will be fourteen feet tall. And this could happen again. Believe it or not this is main street Hamburg, you get an even better idea of the scope of the damage from the air Hamburg, built a secondary Levy before major flood in two thousand eleven it kept this area. Dry problem is the army corps of engineers asked them to lower it to five feet high to meet federal regulations, and this flood was nine feet. Don. Thank just incredible pictures from Iowa, Don daler. Thank you. A mother in Arizona is accused of horrible abuse behind the scenes of her family's popular YouTube series videos of her seven adopted children have been you'd millions of times. But the mother was arrested days ago and charged with a sickening series of crimes. Here's Jamie Yuccas. Videos are called fantastic adventures. And they've been viewed more than two hundred and fifty million times. But according to police the kids who performed.

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"army corps" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"army corps" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

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"army corps" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"It's just all tattered up because the repair that have been made since hurricane maria have been repairs with a broken poles and lines that were on the ground they couldn't get new equipment in some places so they had to use the broken equipment that was there even the governor of the island has said the grid is in the worst shape so all the repairs that have been made to restore power back to people have been made sort of you know metaphorically with bubble gum and duct tape here and there the army corps of engineers has less prepa the power authority is on its own now they're using a few subcontractors but as i talked to you right now we are heading toward job hakoah where the storm made landfall on september twentieth last year and there are still about eleven thousand people without power and they haven't had it for eight months well david i wanna play a montage of some of your coverage during your extensive reporting trip in puerto rico last september as that category five hurricane maria slammed into the island and we'll talk about it on the other side the winds are ferocious right now gusting above one hundred twenty miles per hour the communication has been cut power is out folks here aren't even able to reach relative even the hospitals need help there's only one operating room that's functioning right now these are americans sitting in line sleeping in their card desperately tried to get fuel the first person we saw when we got here was the mayor and he said go anywhere and you will find destruction david at that time did you realize that this could be a historic storm.

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"army corps" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Army corps constructed a system of dams and reservoirs to accommodate more barge traffic and allow people to develop land in the natural flood plain but it also destroyed habitat for some wildlife ma says turning that land back into flood plain would reduce the potential for flood damage there is great holding capacity in backwaters and wetlands and a river that can move some can move in its flood plain but there are a lot of people who live and farm there who don't wanna lose their land they say the army corps needs to change how it handles flooding on the river known as the big muddy and the things got worse in two thousand four that's when the army corps changed how it managed the river making habitat for endangered species specifically to birds and fish more of a priority than floodcontrol leo hohmann is a sixth generation farmer near the southwest iowa town of sydney flood control was no longer the dominant function of the management of the river the flood control constraints got changed and we saw media negative impacts so eshelman and hundreds of other farmers and business owners along the river sued the army corps of engineers alleging its actions contributed to five floods along the river since two thousand seven the core had notched dykes and reopened historic shoots to allow more water to flow and restore habitat but the judge ruled this allowed the river to me and her and her road the bank which contributed to devastating floods us senator joni ernst of iowa was member of the national guard and assisted with recovery efforts during the massive flood of twenty eleven am very encouraged by this ruling and i do hope that the army corps of.

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"army corps" Discussed on WWL

WWL

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on WWL

"Of external affairs for gino wing can we'll go to the talkline fill a jumper soon what say you fell hey how you doing doing well i i just want to say that uh i think the recent changes in the flood maps especially in the orleans in jefferson uh w were just kind of wacky because they were based on the improvements by the army corps of engineers for storm surge and as you well know the the worst floods new walks it up suckered going back when i was in my late 20s and they third of 1978 was all due to rainfall so all these islands of being chains uh which collects the uh money received by the nf ip uh because of these uh barriers that have been fed up to protect against storm surge in the zones that have been as for thirty years a going to act susan some zone at of never flooded that have been axes are being changed to aids and uh i just think that the army corps of engineers this poor job intriguing that out august i got i know you know fill your at that's a great point that you're make and in fact i was talking about a ran into a real estate agent this morning and we were talking about it and real estate agents know a lot about these issues they know all these dates of the floods and everything else and he said that one of his clients got moved to a more improved category but yet they had flooded fivetimes yeah now he says i don't undestand how it it's just as bill pointed out a lot of it was the criteria used that wasn't really the causation of the floods in the past yeah and you know i i think that the.

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"army corps" Discussed on Biden's Briefing

Biden's Briefing

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on Biden's Briefing

"Director of caribbean business there has been some movement and getting some power to the island the puerto rico government jettisoned the highly controversial three hundred million dollar contract with white fish energy a company considered inadequate for the job the island's governor ricardo were cell oh has requested help from utilities in the us which has brought in workers and crews mega generators or powering some parts of the island michael hyland vice president of the american public power association an industry group said prep had divided the country into seven regions teams under supervision of a storm boss hired by the utility industry are taking stock of what is needed by region and ordering supplies from the mainland i think you're going to see a steady increase of supplies in the next three weeks highland said getting enough equipment is itself a dilemma with texas and florida also recovering from hurricanes and california's still referring from wildfires there is a shortage of the polls cable transformers fuses towers and insulator that are needed field said in an email meanwhile the army corps is installing micro which can operate without a connection to the main grid in communities in the on the communists apology the micro grids are meant to provide power in areas where the grid is not expected to be energized in the near future field said puerto rico's flimsy electrical system is the result of decades decades decades of mismanagement of treating prep uh as a cash cow by whomever was ruling the roost at the time making decisions that were practically criminal said mike soda class co founder and president of the center for a new economy san juan based non partisan think tank now we are caught face to face with the reality of what that meant he said for maria martinez sixty eight who lives in poon to santiago it has meant sleeping every night at her son's house where she feels more secure even though there is no electricity and the water comes from a well that her son doug she returns daily to her home where she waits for fema officials to assess her losses the rain came in i lost my bed another bed everything in the living room martinez said crying as she recalled seeing her home for the first time after the hurricane.

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"army corps" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission

AM 570 The Mission

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission

"To have you with us it is so vital friend that we make significant headway in getting a resources to the people that are suffering in puerto rico and i just cannot explain well nearly as as importantly as some of the people that are there can how long this process is taking to get the in the structure going once the infrastructure is up there still a ton of rebuilding that has to go on but listen to from this is from sixty minutes from this last sunday night when steve crossed steve kroft asked the one of the army corps of engineers general sermon i think as his name about how long it's going to take just to get the basic grid for the electricity across the country to get rebuilt cut six to get some sense at how arduous the task of restoring howard neighborhoods and businesses will be a good person to talk to his lieutenantgeneral todd seminar who runs the army corps of engineers house the last mile is going to take a walk time and these are probably sixty two thousand powerpoles they have to be brought in from the united states they'd have to be shipped to your over water and then you're going to run sixty one hundred miles of cable so just the magnitude of that programme do you want it done in a couple of weeks of course you do but the science and engineering in a logistics to be able to make that happen is just going to take some time how long do you think this is going to take we're going to push like heck i think the majority of people will hope to have their power up in in january may be fair were i would predict or some people on at last mile that are going to be closer spranger summer before they get those very very last als spranger summer touch atmophere for food for the poor that's a longtime from right now to be living without any refrigeration with a to be living without any a basic a communication network the of the ability to survive for six months without electricity act i can't even begin to fathom well the people there obviously uh incredibly resourceful but you're right it's it's a tremendous hardship and then you know sadly kevin the the the governor of of a puerto rico governor rosero he said that the most of the small businesses now i've had.

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"army corps" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on KTRH

"Operation storm watch for live dopoulos seven forty whether radar and you'll see on the radar when you pull that up there is a band of showers right now in and you know what those bans look like we all know radar pretty well right now it's a yellow and green so we don't have any red but it is very widespread all of the greater houston area we are getting heavy we wins right now we are getting rain extensively a flash flood warning in effect for south central fort bend county west central birds aurea county northeastern matagorda county that's going to be in effect until three fifteen scott was just talking about from the weather channel is talking about with what we are dealing with right now enshrined to give us some contacts and they're calling this an 800year flood i wanted to know like okay eight hundred years ago we're we're we we were in the middle of the crusades on planet earth eight hundred years ago the last time there was a hurricane of this magnitude coming through genghis khan and had just come to power in mongolia the magna carta was signed in england marco polo gone on a boat he was heading for china and china he found hitches developed a prototype for a weapon that we humans cain to call a canon that is how rare this is let's get an update now break down or what can you tell us mickey the swollen rivers expected to crest until the next few days but already tropical storm harvey is driving about thirty thousand people into shelters so far as expected almost half a million victims will be seeking some sort of disaster assistance the army corps of engineers is released engineers is releasing water from.

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"army corps" Discussed on Le Show

Le Show

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"army corps" Discussed on Le Show

"It's also disruptive the flynn excites me right i you know i always get excited when i read the trades for him copyrighted feature this broadcast now let us try tales of the united states army corps of engineers always trying federal judges handed a lifeline efforts to block the dakota access pipeline in the united states ruling that the army corps of engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impact of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the missouri river food think that that could us district judge said in a ninety one page decision the core failed taken into account how a spill medic fact fishing rights hunting rights or environmental justice or the degree to which the pipelines effect are likely to be highly controversial unquote of course position is everybody likes his spill no judge said the army must reduce environmental analysis and certain sections and he'll consider later whether the pipeline must halt operations in the meantime but there's but wait there's more also in missouri sieh said missouri this time floodwaters are finally receding in suburban towns runs a lewis the second major flooding event in sixteen months longtime residents of fenton mole don't remember severe flooding like this especially less than two years part uh levy held upstream in that may have spelled disaster for towns like fenton downstream waters going to go somewhere says a duct bob chris at the washington university says the army corps of engineers built the levy too tall which could cause an extra few fleet of feet of flooding in other places since the water can't go to the flood plain as easily the army corps is adamant at followed regulations would building levy and denies any allegations its responsible for more severe stress spread flooding downstream.

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