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"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

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02:49 min | Last month

"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

"If unions are dying in the united states than someone forgot to tell washington labor leaders about their demise the state ranks fifth in the nation for union membership and that strength can translate into political power. In fact organized labor has helped democrats solidify one party rule in recent years and in turn unions have notched a series of legislative victories. Olympia correspondent austin jenkins reports in collaboration with the seattle times on the rising influence of unions. Right here in washington state. No further amendments. Look he was march of two thousand eighteen lawmakers in the washington house of representatives. We're about to debate one of the most contentious pieces of legislation of the year and goes substitute senate. Bill six one nine nine on it had to do with state funded homecare workers. These are people who bathe dress and feed elderly or disabled adults in their own homes. The legislation aimed to privatize this quasi-public workforce democrats don't usually push for privatization but state representative tana. Senn said in this case it would benefit the workers and their clients with this bill. We are reducing the paperwork so that we can increase care but that argument rang hollow for minority republicans. Who insisted the bill was about something else. Ensuring that homecare workers couldn't opt out of paying union. Dues this is nothing more than a payback to a union that was republican state representative. Joyce mcdonald getting gaveled down for impugning. The motives of the bill's supporters in the end house democrats passed the homecare bill without a single republican vote in fact. Republicans were so incensed. They refuse to vote on the bill. A move rarely seen that. Vote in two thousand. Eighteen sent a message. Democrats were back in control and olympia. After several years of divided control if the end of the two thousand eighteen session unions heralded the passage of bills that had previously been bottled up under split control. Equal pay voting rights prevailing wages and bargaining rights in the years since democrats have grown their majorities and continue to approve union backed legislation some of it high profile much of it. Well below the radar. I think one of the things that we're seeing is a real effort. A concerted effort to take advantage of the fact that the governor the senate and the house are all democrats at the moment. This is professor. Kim england directs the harry bridges center for labor studies at the university of washington. She says washington has bucked the national trend of declining union membership in large part because of the state's robust public sector and service worker unions..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on Week In Review

Week In Review

01:50 min | 6 months ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on Week In Review

"To the number four one four four four. You can even tell your smart speaker to donate to. Koa w i know you can do this. Thank you so much and now on with the show. Welcome to friday. Welcome to weaken review. We're going to figure out what happened this week. And what it means with the founder of seattle city council insight kevin scofield cross cuts city. Politics reporter. david cromer in k. u. a. w. journalist and newscaster reporter page browning. Everybody welcome to the show. Thanks a lot for being here. Happy friday happy. Friday happy friday. It's a treat to have you here. I can see all of you because we're streaming this program on facebook and youtube right now you can go on those platforms and search k. u. a. w. public radio. I don't see any suit jackets on any of you. I think which does not offend me. I do not find that unprofessional. And apparently i'm joined by a bunch of state. Legislators associated press reports quote a sneaker clad latino state senator in rhode island is objecting to his chambers jacket and dress shirt edict as a form of white oppression female lawmakers in montana complained proposed rules dealing with skirt lengths and necklines or overly sexist and an iowa state representative wore jeans on the floor to highlight the irony of republican leaders refusing to mandate face masks in the chamber as the pandemic rages while still banning jeans and other casual clothes end of quote from that associated. Press report i checked. With austin jenkins our state legislature does have a dress code. But i think this is a pacific northwest value. That is catching on. Call it casual. Call it schlub. And i'm just curious before we get to the news. I'm just kinda curious. I don't know if you're sitting. I don't know if you even have pants on any of you. But how are you feeling about this trend..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on Seattle Now

Seattle Now

07:53 min | 7 months ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on Seattle Now

"For six years in a row now. Democrats in olympia have tried to pass a tax on capital gains this year. It looks like it might actually happen. Washington may be headed for a more progressive tax system. Austin jenkins has been following the tax. As it makes its way through the legislature. He's the northwest news. Networks olympia correspondent. Hey austin hello. How are you good. Thanks for doing this. Capital gains tax gets thrown around a lot and it just sales right by people's heads so gives the basics what exactly is a capital gains tax. That might be because most people don't pay the capital gains tax right so a capital gains taxes. The tax on profit realized from the sale of non inventory assets essentially. You've bought something you've watched the value. Go up it's an investment and then you sell it for a gain is the tax you pay in the sale of stocks and bonds mutual funds from real estate sales under the current version and the legislature. It's a seven percent tax and capital gains over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. So someone's i two hundred fifty thousand dollars. In capital gains would be tax free and then the tax would kick in after that. Okay let's go through some of the specifics who's going to pay this tax so under the version of the bill. That's moving right now. Here in olympia. The sponsor says it would be paid by just two percent of the state's wealthiest residents it. Looks like about eight thousand taxpayers in washington so it really does hit a pretty small university of people. And that's one of the selling points for democrats say. This is a tax on wealthy people. Not in everyday people right. Okay so you and me not paying this tax and it actually targets a very very small percentage of the population. What about exceptions. There are several exemptions to this bill including all real estate and retirement account assets lands that meet certain requirements would be exempt as well as timber and timberlands. There's also a deduction for family owned businesses that gross less than six million dollars a year as this bill has moved through the process. It's gotten narrower and narrower not broader and broader okay if it goes through as it's written how much money would it raise. I'm gonna say this with the caveat that what you will often hear about the capital gains taxes. It's quite volatile and it changes from year to year but the working assumption is that by twenty twenty five might be bringing in around half a billion dollars a year. Five hundred million dollars a year so it's not a ton of money for the state to work with. Yeah but that's not chump change. Where would that go austin. So as written now the bill would dedicate the first three hundred and fifty million dollars each year. That came from this to the states. Education legacy trust account which is generally a bucket that supports public schools but that can also include childcare and early learning which is something that majority democrats are talking a lot about and saying that needs to be a priority. i'm and then the remainder would be deposited into a new tax payer relief account which is sort of this amorphous thing. We're not really sure what it is or how it would work. But you can tell by the title that the idea is that somehow they'd be thinking about using some of the proceeds to offset taxes in other places. Oh maybe for instance by funding the earned income tax credit for lower income families or reducing taxes. Elsewhere all right. I'm hearing a couple of things that people are talking about. Education being one of them traditionally. This has been a pretty tough sell in washington state. Where is the pushback coming from right now. Well a lot of pushback from republicans who say this is essentially the camel's nose under the tent. That maybe it's only eight thousand taxpayers twenty twenty three but maybe it gets expanded in future years and we're all paying it so tax creep tax creep exactly then you're also hearing this idea that it's an income tax not an excise tax and therefore is unconstitutional. And by the way if this passes it is almost certain to face a court test. So they're saying it's unconstitutional. It's an income tax and it's coming for you everyday taxpayer okay. That is the pushback in reality. This is getting some traction right now. So what's different. It's the sixth year in a row. That democrats have tried to get this capital gains tax through. It is failed every time. Why is now the right time. There's a couple of things going on. One is sort of a rob politics thing. Which is that. This has generally been promoted in the washington house but it hasn't had the votes to pass in the state. Senate that appears to have changed with a couple of change outs in the makeup of the senate democratic caucus after last year's election so they now may in fact have the twenty five votes. They need to pass this. Whereas before they didn't the other thing that is clearly happening is that democrats are really leaning into this idea of tax fairness because of the pandemic and they're saying that the pandemic has revealed disparities and inequities that were already there and in essence. They don't wanna waste this crisis to from their perspective invest in things like childcare for the future to really be looking to the future as opposed to just dealing with the immediate crisis balancing the budget. So they're very much looking at this. Tax is a way to fund future priorities and to address. What they have long said is an upside down tax structure in the state. This is something. I hear a lot about how regressive our tax code is. What does that really mean it again for the guy in the back. Well what it means. Is that the lowest income. Washingtonians are paying nearly twenty percent of their earnings in taxes. While the top one percent pay like three percent of their earnings taxes. So that's what democrats mean when they say upside-down that that the burden of our tax is disproportionately on those lower income. Earners and democrats say essentially rich people when it comes to state taxes are kinda skating free. It's expensive to be poor. I hear that expression a lot. What would it mean if this passes it. Seems like it's a big deal. In addition to the money it would be a really big deal. Partly because you note it's been percolating for several years or marinating. This is a new tax. This isn't just raising existing tax or playing around with the knobs on the current taxes. We have this is actually establishing a brand new tax that exists at the federal level to be clear in many states but not in washington. I think also just philosophically would really represent a win for advocates on the left who have been pushing for so long to do this and to focus on trying to tax wealthier washingtonians. They've wanted this. And so this goes through. This becomes a major major victory for them. What's next austin. What should we be looking for. We should be looking to see if the state senate brings the capital gains tax to the floor for a vote in the coming days. If that happens that is going to be significant. It will tell you that this has momentum and legs and like it's really going to happen if it doesn't come to a vote pretty quickly in languishes. Then we're going to kind of have to wait and see it may signal that it's losing support it may also signals democrats. Just kinda wanna see what happens with march revenue forecast and if they can sell the idea even if the state is kind of flush with cash when all of a sudden all right austin we will stay in touch k. u. a. Olympia correspondent austin jenkins. Thanks a lot you're welcome. Thanks for having me. Seattle now is produced by clermont mcgrane caroline chamberlain gomez and jason began matt. Jorgensen does our music. I'm patricia murphy.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:25 min | 10 months ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on KCRW

"The pigmentation. I had me as a duty. Oh, you look like you look like them and it sounds like gosh snakes trying night Way. Remember a country singer Charley Pride. It's Sunday, December 13th news next Live from NPR News. I'm Giles Snyder. Workers that defies her warehouse and Kalamazoo, Michigan began applauding this morning as the first boxes of the company's corona virus. Vaccines were loaded onto a truck. Vials of impact and dry ice to keep them from spoiling and are expected to begin arriving around the country tomorrow. The first shots likely will go to hospital workers and nursing home residents. Distribution of the Fizer vaccine comes as Corona virus infections surge around the country. In California hospital intensive care units are filling up and jails have been found to fuel the spread. Now the A C L U was won a court order to reduce the jail population in Orange County by almost half. Jacob Rice Burgers with Southern California chapter over 19 doesn't stay in the jails. On go. Anything that happens in the jails is likely to spread out into the community, reducing the chance of an outbreak in the jails. Makes things safer on the outside and the A. C L U filed a lawsuit on behalf of several inmates who said they were at risk due to underlying health conditions. Clashes last night in Washington, D C following yesterday's rally backing President Trump's effort to overturn the election on the other side of the country. One person was shot after pro Trump supporters and opponents clash at the Washington State capital in Olympia. It was the second such shooting in a week as Austin Jenkins of the Northwest News Network reports. The shooting happened in a visitor's parking lot in the Capitol campus. Robert Surfing is a conservative youtuber who was taking video of the protests, he says a group of what appeared to be Trump's supporters. We're returning to their cars when protesters with opposing views rushed forward, and that's when I heard the shot. I was looking everywhere. There was a lot of stuff going on. Everybody was dipping out. No details about the victim or their injuries were immediately known. The shooting followed a serious of chaotic clashes involving about 200 protesters on and near Washington's Capitol campus. Similar shooting happened near the capital last weekend for NPR News. I'm Austin Jenkins in Olympia Overseas and France of French government is loosening restrictions on nursing home starting next week so that residents conspiracy time with their families, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports they will be able to receive visits. Even if they're positive for covert. 19, the deputy health minister in charge of elderly affairs, said that injecting the spirit of Christmas into nursing homes is essential to maintain family ties and fight loneliness. About a third of France's nearly 58,000 coronavirus deaths have occurred in retirement homes where residents have been subjected to strict confinement measures. France has just emerged from a second national lockdown. The tight restrictions helped curb new cases, but the prime minister says the country is still in the midst of a second wave of the virus. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS Paris and you're listening to NPR news. Actor Carroll sudden has died in New Orleans of complications from the coronavirus. She was 76 years old Gwen Thompkins reports that sudden appeared in more than 100 movies, plays and television shows. Karel sudden began acting in 1968 with the Dashiki Project Theater, which mounted place about the complexities of African American life. It was a natural fit. Her mother was a community activist as a child, sudden road in the family car with Martin Luther King Jr. The year he co founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Sudden worked steadily as an actor, but she kept her day job at an agency fighting poverty in the city. After retiring from social work in 2011, she appeared in Queen Sugar and Lovecraft Country. On Friday. Film crews in New Orleans pause production in her honor for NPR news. I'm going Thompkins in New Orleans Country music star Charley Pride also died this weekend from covert 19. He was 86 years old. He died Saturday in Dallas. Right, is being remembered as a ground breaker. He was a Grammy Award winner in the first black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Iran, someone the envoy's of Germany and France today over criticism of yesterday's execution of a Paris based Iranian journalists. Those countries had strongly objected to the hanging yesterday at the Paris based reporter workaholism. He was seized by Iran while traveling last year and convicted of fermenting violence during anti government protest anti government demonstrations in 2017. Joyal Snyder. NPR news Support for NPR comes from capital One capital ones. Banking APP lets people manage their money any time anywhere. Capital one. This is banking reimagined. 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Nearly 80% of Washington State's ICU Beds Are Full

KUOW Newsroom

01:07 min | 10 months ago

Nearly 80% of Washington State's ICU Beds Are Full

"Eighty percent of washington state's. Icu beds are full. About a quarter of those patients have or are suspected to have covid nineteen and it's k. Uaw's austin jenkins reports. The situation may get worse before it gets better in the past couple of months. The number of covid patients in providence southwest washington's two hospitals has nearly doubled and the full effects of the thanksgiving holiday have yet to be seen. Unfortunately i think within the next week it's going to be a significant in cova nineteen. This is dr kevin caserta. He's the chief medical officer for providence hospitals in olympia and centralia. He says to prepare for the worst nurses in their quality control and documentation departments are receiving training this week in case they're needed to help with direct patient. Care obviously were hoping not to have to utilize resources such as that but we are planning ahead so that way we can definitely meet the communities needs. He says the best gift. The public can give healthcare workers this holiday season to wear a mask and avoid gatherings.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:56 min | 11 months ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on KOMO

"Sanders Top local stories from the comb over 24 7 News Center. As spread of the coronavirus surges. Governor James Lee announced his choice for the new state health secretary Today. Combos Charlie Harder has the story is Lee has chosen Harris County, Texas Public health director you mere shy as new health secretary for Washington State. Shah has an analogy about the importance of controlling the spread of the virus and its impact on the health care system. Rubber bands. And if the health care system and the system stretches eventually it breaks so we've got to do everything we can not to stretch the system with a population of 4.7 million. Harris County is the third largest county in the country. Outgoing Health Secretary John Wissmann announced his departure in February. Charlie Harder, Come on in, like today's coronavirus press conference cover. Geez, Lou was asked about his political future. Question came from Austin Jenkins, with the Northwest News Network mentioned numerous times in the last few days as a potential pick for the new Biden administration. Frequent questions. Have you been contacted by the President elect or his transition team? Are you being vetted? And if asked to join that administration? What would be your answer? No, no, in my answer remains the same. No matter how many times you ask it, with all due respect is Lee will be sworn in for his third term in January. Thanksgiving has local public health officials seriously worried as the new coronavirus case rates skyrockets in one larger county. Almost Ryan Harris has the update. Hommage counties Latest two week covert case rate is nearly 281 per 100,000 people. That's almost seven times what it was in September and increasing at what county health officer Dr Chris Spitters calls an explosive rate. The test positivity rate has also more than tripled, with hospitalizations and deaths. Also rising, suspender says. Your holiday plans need to be different indoors masks off in.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on Week In Review

Week In Review

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on Week In Review

"So this week kyw's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins told us that Washington state's Lieutenant Governor Cyrus. Habib has left the state to train to become a Jesuit priest Habib. Had previously said that he was planning to go into the priesthood and that's why he wasn't seeking reelection, but it was not widely known that as of September first, the Democrat was taking an unpaid leave of absence so that he could begin his religious training in California? A spokesperson for Habib says, the Lieutenant Governor is checking in several times a week and approves documents that go out with his signature, but he's not running the office day today..

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Boeing to Consolidate 787 Dreamliner Production in South Carolina

KUOW Newsroom

01:11 min | 1 year ago

Boeing to Consolidate 787 Dreamliner Production in South Carolina

"The. Seattle Times is reporting. Boeing leaders will meet virtually this morning to decide whether to move all seven eight seven dreamliner production to South Carolina. The company has yet to confirm the Wall Street Journal Report, but local leaders continue to speak out about it. In fact, governor Jay Inslee is signaling that Boeing could be punished for consolidating production in south. Carolina here's you wo W's Austin Jenkins in his statement instances the move to South Carolina would amount to Boeing turning its back on the finest workers in the best place in the world to build airplanes instantly. Noted that the state has supported Boeing and aerospace through workforce training programs infrastructure investments in a healthy business climate. If Boeing takes all seven eight, seven production to South Carolina Governor says, that will force a review of the state's partnership with Boeing including a hard look if the tax treatment, the company gets inslee also says the State House Boeing several times, what it needed to keep the seven eight seven production line here but didn't hear back mowing his not confirm the Wall Street Journal's report. The company has been signaling such a move is strongly under consideration.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

KUOW Newsroom

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

"But Christine relieves who I mentioned left her statehouse to run for this open congressional seat, and who is black is close behind with thirteen percent of the vote. So it could be a strickland dolio race, Moore Strickland Reeves. Race in which case you would have to African American women advancing to the general election I will note that strickland identifies herself as Korean and African. American. Okay. Overall. This whole campaign season has been unusual to say the very least with the pandemic going on a lot of folks as you mentioned are enthusiastic about Lauren, culpa plenty were on hand for a large victory rally. Yesterday outside of Leavenworth. But how did the other candidates celebrate last night? If they date at all yet for the most part, it was statements being emailed to reporters perhaps online event in inslee had an online event. Last night culp held what he was calling his insubordinate victory rally on a piece of private property near Leavenworth they had bands, giant stage and from the video. I saw facebook I did not see a lot of masked use on display, but you you make a good point which is that in many ways, this election year is coming down to something of a referendum on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and certainly in the case of Culpin, his campaign, their purpose and their focus here is defying the governor's orders and saying that they're. Not Constitutional and that they won't comply and that that's become a big theme in that campaign as evidenced by getting together and rallying with a bunch of people and I think that you're GonNa continue to hear that as we head towards November that sort of contrast now right K. U. O. W.'s Austin Jenkins bringing us up speed on yesterday's primary. Austin thanks for your time. You're welcome..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

KUOW Newsroom

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

"The state health department has recorded another four hundred thirty five new corona virus cases bringing the state while I total to more than thirty, seven, thousand, four hundred cases, and now state health officials say we're seeing far more cases than we did. During the previous peak in April, Governor Jay Inslee says there's still a chance to turn things around, but he's also warning of what will happen if these numbers don't get better. Ws Austin Jenkins reports beginning in March the number of covid cases in Washington rose rapidly to peak in April of about seventy cases per one hundred thousand people during a two week period now after a period of decline, the status, seeing nearly ninety eight cases per one hundred thousand people that prompted Governor Inslee to announce a pause in counties, moving ahead with reopenings, and now he's warning that if the trend continues, the state should be prepared to go back to where things were in March. That's when he imposed a stay home order, but NC as quick to say he hopes. Hopes to avoid that scenario. We do not want go backwards Washington's a forward-looking state, and so in is once again urging people to comply with his requirement to use face coverings. People are realizing this is not a partisan issue. It's simply lifesaving step influences much of the recent spread is happening away from workplaces and among young people. The state's health officer calls the current trend concerning and says the public's cooperation with mask cues and continued social distancing is needed to keep the economy open, and in order to send kids back to school this fall. I'm Austin Jenkins in Olympia..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Trump has tweeted to clarify that he holds North Korea responsible for the death of Otto warmbier a young American held captive in the country is NPR's camera. Keith explains it came after the warm beer family released. A scathing statement following his summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN President Trump made some comments about auto warmbier and Kim that produced near universal backlash in those prisons in those camps. You have a lot of people and some really bad things happen to auto some really really bad thing. Why are you what he tells me? He tells me that he didn't know about it. And I will take him at his word warmbier family responded, quote, Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son auto, adding no excuses or lavish praise can change that Trump has now tweeted that he was misinterpreted. And of course, he holds North Korea responsible. For autos, mistreatment and Daf. Trump made no mention of Kim Jong in his tweets tamra, Keith NPR news. The Whitehouse manafort's lawyers are asking a federal judge for a lighter sentence in his Regina tax and Bank fraud case in a sensing memo filed today attorneys for Manafort say the federal guidelines call for nineteen and a half to twenty four years in prison and would result in punishment. They argue is disproportionate to their clients offenses. The argument afford is a first time offender dish remorseful for his conduct. Manafort was convicted by federal jury in August of five counts of false tax returns. One kind of founded the Clara foreign Bank account and to council Bank fraud, he's due for sentencing in March on March, seventh the governor of Washington state has joined a growing list of Democrats running for president in twenty twenty. Jay Inslee, also becomes the first governor seeking to replace President Trump Austin Jenkins of north news network reports he wants to make climate change the focus of his campaign. Inslee held his campaign kickoff in the warehouse of a soul. Solar installation company. So I am announcing today that I make candidate to become the next president of the United.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I'm Dwayne Brown. The governor of Washington state is joining a growing list of Democrats running for president in twenty twenty. Jay Inslee, also becomes the first governor seeking to replace President Trump has Austin Jenkins of the northwest. News network tells us he wants to make climate change the focus of his campaign instantly held his campaign kickoff in the warehouse of a solar installation company. So I am announcing today that I make candidate to become the next president of the United States, the two-term governor and former congressman called for a new national mission similar to the moonshot to address global warming. I am pledging today I am giving this high honor I will make fighting climate change the number one priority of the United States of America. So also touted his record as governor saying if America wants to see a Washington that actually works look west to Washington state for. NPR news. I'm Austin Jenkins in Seattle. In the latest effort to pressure Venezuela's. Embattled president to step down. The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on six high ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces. It's also revoking the visas of other officials with ties to nNcholas Maduro and their relatives preventing them from conducting any financial transactions in the US. The sanctions are in response to the blocking of humanitarian aid last week. Elliot Abrams with the US State Department says there are no plans to intervene. Militarily we continue to say, and we always will that all options are on the table because they always are. But I think anyone who actually looks at American policy in Venezuela could not reach that conclusion. The US is backing Venezuela's. Interim president Juan Guido, but the security services have remained loyal to president Madero. Stocks rebounded finishing higher on Wall Street. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm David first business leaders and elected officials are calling for better options during the L train construction project. WNYC's Stephen Nessin reports since the construction plans changed so half. The alternative transit options. Gone is the extra ferry service..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"The views. That's MRs by Leon bridges off his latest record call, good thing. So what can world cafe, hey, when I was listening to that song, one thing that I thought was really interesting that I didn't hear on your on your first album is is the way they, you got a little bit more risque lyrics going on this time around maybe the last time in the ways that you read about love and sex, and I enjoyed that. But I was wondering if there was a moment where you're like, can I can I can. I can. I say what I'm saying here. It was. It was pretty fun to kind of push the envelope a little bit and be a little bit more ambitious about some of the lyrical themes. And with that particular song, I was like, yo, it'd be dope to have a caller response course, you know me and guitar. And so that's where the wind Mattel. Don't go. Who. And yeah, it was awesome working, but name Mercer Owen in Ricky read. That's cool. Read was your producer totally a still work with Austin Jenkins in joss block who produced coming home if I record. Yeah. And the guys from white denim. So yeah, we did a lot of writing back and forth worth in. So we started from scratch in. That's the good thing. Album start from scratch. Everything that we put on this album. We're going to write for this album knew for sure. And yeah, go ahead. Yeah, we haven't. We had about twenty thirty jams that we recorded in only one of those made the good thing album. That's Georgia. The Texas. Wow, I love that song so much. It's really, truly beautiful. First of all, musically, it's it's really interesting because it stretches out. It's like free jazz. Almost tell me first musically like where where you wanted to go on this on at the time that I wrote it, I was really heavy on town. Van Zandt self titled album and song waiting around to die really inspired the jamming. I wanted to write my own version of in a way I love so. Yeah, a little bit of the towns van Zandt song that you that you reference now just remind people what it is waiting around to die. Panama even had a Paul. Really beat her with the Bill once because she cra-. She told him to take Kimmy. Tennessee. It's you didn't just the way around. Townes van Zandt waiting around to die. That's a song inspired. My guess me. I'm bridges for the closing track on his latest record called good thing. So the lyrics on this song are so striking, five wolf for that girl carried me now five zero, four area code for New Orleans. Listen, the physician mom, you're singing about your wants from New Orleans..

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on GSMC Football Podcast

GSMC Football Podcast

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on GSMC Football Podcast

"Nearly thirty seven hundred yards twenty one touchdowns thirteen interceptions obviously in the two thousand fifteen year stands out we threw for forty five thirty five touchdowns eighteen interceptions but this is the year where i think they find the route found the right bounds okay and as far they got them good running back to which is one of the bigger pluses all right then for net in his rookie year played thirteen games missed a couple of due to engine yet to spend it for one because he missed the team picture day or whatever he got two hundred sixty eight carries a little over thousand yards thousand forty yards nine touchdowns and let's see what did you receiving any caught thirty six passes for three hundred two yards one touchdown so we had one thousand three hundred forty two yards from scrimmage you give them those three games he doesn't miss them it's probably going to be around seventeen hundred yards all right so i'd say that it was a pretty successful year for the offense and i do like what they got going on as far as their receivers i think got a lot of young guys out there they let they let allen robinson go which is a bold move but i think it will work out okay because looking their receivers keenan coal marquee slee dede westbrook dante moncrieff you got a lot of young quick guys and i think a lot of them we're gonna play while this season especially keenan cohen d westbrook okay did he missed a lot of the season this past year but nonetheless i think that he is going to be one this coming year that steps up big time all right tied position isn't necessarily the best guys who could do a job and i mean looking at the defense of course at austin jenkins where things and be a big help to blake bortles below the defense you get colest campbell dante fowler and gouge okay michael bennett there.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

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02:17 min | 4 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from go to meeting businesses count on go to meeting for simple reliable online meetings with nearly sixty million friction lists meeting supported each year go to meeting is where real work gets done at goto meeting dot com live from npr news in washington i'm korver calm in the house of representatives is set to vote today on a republican tax overhaul package that's worth one and a half trillion dollars npr's kelsea snell reports it's gaining new support in the senate and leaders expect it will be signed into law by the end of the week republicans say they are confident that the tax bill will pass the house this afternoon paving the way for a senate vote within the next day or two the path to passage got easier in recent days after key senate holdouts came on board four republicans who previously worried about some aspects of the bill now say they back the trilliondollar tax plan npr's kelsea snow reporting federal investigators say the amtrak train that derailed yesterday south of seattle was going eighty miles per hour in a zone where the speed limit of thirty miles per hour the derailment killed three people and injured many others the train could not negotiate a curve and partially fell onto a free way underneath it austin jenkins of the northwest news network reports it was the more rush hour when the twelve car amtrak cascades left the tracks locomotive in several of the trains passenger cars came to arrest on interstate 5 and other train card dangled precariously from a bridge over the interstate jay summerlin is a potassium chief with west pierce fire and rescue he says firefighters faced a complicated situation they're using draws of live theory using air drizzle and different forms of saws to be able to get into some of the crust cars to get access to the people and get them out several cars and semis travelling down the freeway were also caught up in the derailment for npr news i'm austin jenkins in olympia washington china has reacted harshly to the trump administration's first national security report it labelled beijing as a strategic rival and a threat npr's rob schmitz has more the initial response came from the chinese embassy in washington calling the trump administration's national security reports selfserving and contradictory of its past inclination to partner with china in a statement it said it is.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

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02:17 min | 4 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from go to meeting businesses count on go to meeting for simple reliable online meetings with nearly sixty million friction lists meeting supported each year go to meeting is where real work gets done at goto meeting dot com live from npr news in washington i'm jack spear of authorities in washington state have yet to confirm how many people died when an amtrak train travelling at about eighty miles an hour derailed while going across an overpass this morning dozens were injured thirteen railcars creamed off the tracks over busy interstate 5 between tacoma in olympia austin jenkins with northwest news network is at the scene of the crash still a very active in but the rest he he can be over now what we've got our investigators out on the track we've got the beginning of what looked to be the investigation and what will ultimately be very expensive and timeconsuming clean out to get the twelve or thirteen rail cars and locomotive cleaned up to get them up off the freeway still not clear what caused the derailment though officials say it's possible to train struck something before jumping the tracks it was the inaugural run on the new route between portland oregon in seattle said many seven passengers and seven crew members one board the train in congress the republican written tax overhaul is gaining momentum ahead of a series of final votes npr's kelsea snow reports several key senate holdouts but outs their support for the legislation ahead of a vote the could happen as early as tomorrow maine republican susan collins says she believes the tax overhaul fail unveiled last week we'll help middle class families and grow the economy she announced her support for the bill in a lengthy speech on the senate floor while it is by no means perfect on balance this reform bill well provide muchneeded tax relief count as one of several gop holdouts who have come on board in recent days including utah senator mike lee wisconsin senator ron johnson and bob corker of tennessee their votes will be critical to passing the bill republicans have a narrow majority in the senate and senator john mccain has announced that he will miss the vote as he recuperate from the side effects of cancer treatment kelsea smell and pr news the cap.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

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02:00 min | 4 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi sang emergency personnel around the scene of an amtrak train derailment in pierce county washington state near olympia sheriff spokesman ed troyer confirms deaths that people in all vehicles leaving owen sued the pictures pretty her record but those point nobody manila vehicles but is a fatal the fiddles are all contained to train as far as the members gold they're still working on that the train had left seattle and was heading south toward portlouis when it derailed this morning at least one cars hangover off an overpass northwest news networks austin jenkins's near the scene i'm looking at a railroad bridge where the train cars have derailed and fallen onto the freeway bull low there is a train car and amtrak train hard that it hanging from the railroad bridge there is another train car actually on the freeway deck there are several other cars that it derailed an absolute math an absolute disaster that sausage jenkins reporting senator john mccain is back home in arizona to recover from side effects related to treatment for brain cancer stena sieg of member station kjlh easy in phoenix reports the eighty one year old republican will not be on capitol hill this week to vote on the gop sweeping tax legislation a statement issued by one of mccain's doctors at walter reed medical center in washington dc says the santer has responded well to treatment for viral infection and continues to improve the statement goes on to say that mccain's cancer and aggressive form called global bust duma is also responding well to ongoing therapy mccain's office says he will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at mayo clinic in arizona and that he looks forward to returning to washington in january republicans hold a slim fifty two to forty eight majority in the senate and could not lose more than two votes in order to pass the tax bill for npr news i'm stena sieg in phoenix the us is.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

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01:50 min | 4 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Issued a air looking at climate change and what we can do in our state now will be part of the discussion olympia a republican led coalition has controlled the washington state senate since 2013 but by very narrow margins a special election to fill an open seed and the seattle suburbs gave democrats the opportunity to win back the majority for npr news i'm austin jenkins in olympia washington president trump is warning other nations to do more to stand up to north korea npr's scott horsely has more on trump's comments of south korea's national assembly trump says the united states is not seeking confrontation with north korea but he has the us won't run from conflict either and he noted the presence of us aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines in the region trump challenged other responsible nations to join forces and do more to isolate the north korean regime i rick your izzo now is the time or strength if you want you much and strong at all i trump tried to add an exclamation point to that message by making an unannounced visit to the demilitarized zone on the border with north korea but heavy fog prevented the president's helicopter from landing scott horsely in seoul this is npr news the air forces investigating its handling of information on the texas mass shooters criminal history that an kelly was discharged from the military over the two thousand twelve assault of his former wife and her son the information was not submitted to the federal database shoes for background checks on gun buyers kelly legally bought the three weapons used to kill twenty six people in sutherland texas on sunday he died of an apparently selfinflicted gunshot wound.

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"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

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01:57 min | 4 years ago

"austin jenkins" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from the ups store who knows small business owners don't get to take days off so of you need help with shipping this upcoming holiday they'll be open the ups store franchise locations are independently owned and operated services prices in hours may vary see sensors for details live from npr news in washington i'm shea stevens democrats are celebrating a couple of big election victories last night in new jersey democrat phil murphy has won the race to succeed term limited governor chris christie and virginia's democratic lieutenant governor ralph nor them has been elected governor nor them defeated the candidate who was endorsed by president trump it's going to take a doctor they hail our differences our faithful and i'm here to lecture note that the doctor is there oh for the next four hair president trump tweeted this morning that republican at glaspie worked hard but failed to back his agenda voters in virginia rejected a veteran republican state lawmaker who sponsored legislation to restrict bathroom access for transgender people delegate bob marshall has been unseated by daniken roamed the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state legislature democrats in washington state appear to have retaken control the state senate it would give the party control of all legislative chambers on the west coast plus the governorships austin jenkins of the northwest news network reports from olympia flipping the washington state senate blue would be a symbolic victory for democrats who see washington oregon and california as a countervailing force to president donald trump but it could also be a gamechanger when it comes to issues like taxing carbon emissions sharon nelson is the senate democratic leader in washington state.

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