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Fresh update on "investigative reporter" discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"Individual rogue officers. This is what the law calls a pattern and practice or an ongoing scheme. Motive was money. The latest charges include former officers Gerald Goins and Stephen Bryant, who were already charged in the case. All of the accused are charged with the falsifying police reports, time sheets and other documents. Long time investigative reporter, Wayne Dull Chino is out of jail, but may be placed on home confinement for questioning Harris County Criminal Court judge's decision to release violent criminals during the pandemic. His son, Anthony told KPRC nine fifties Can Webster Jr his father is doing a video? Siri's on Judge Daryl Jordan, who took offense to dull Trevino's questions speaks to the state of Criminal Justice and Harris County with our Democratic judges. They don't punish violent criminals. They punished journalist that are asking questions of our corrupt Democratic officials, and I think that really speaks to the current situation we're facing in the county. It's really shameful. Anthony Dull, Trevino says Harris County officials were releasing violent criminals. Good health concerns, but it's okay for his dad Wayne to sit in a jail cell with pre existing conditions. Katie our news time, 403 Federal data suggest gun sales are through the roof this year in the United States, the FBI says just under four million background checks were conducted in June, beating the record of 3.7 million in March of this year. The 1st 6 months of 2020 there were more than 19 million background checks conducted also, the most ever. The number of background checks doesn't exactly translate to gun sales, but it sheds some light on how many weapons change hands. A trade group tells the Washington Examiner that their data shows sales are up 145%. 2020 presidential election. Corona virus and protests related to George Floyd all appear to be factors Rob Dawson, Fox News and on top of all that the Austin City limits music festivals been canceled. Organizers announced the decision today, saying it was the only responsible solution for protecting the health and safety of their fans, Artists, partners and staff. They blamed a decision on the uncertainties surrounding the current situation in Texas, meaning the Corona virus pandemic this year would have been the 20th anniversary of the festival. Those who already bought tickets were encouraged to hold onto them for next year's festival at 2019 prices, but said refunds would be made available for those requesting that the festival will return for two weekends in October. Of next year. That's Eric like him. News on demand at k th dot com Our Next updated for 30 John mostly down the news already have 7 40 Rage Way, saved serious.
Fresh update on "investigative reporter" discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Watts so good to see. You prefer to do these things across a table, but this is the new norm zooms so very happy to see you today. You lead this movement that you helped create that you really created a now. You're five million followers. Three hundred thousand active volunteers you, but interestingly you grew up in in upstate New York and you grew up in. In, a family where guns were prevalent I, did both of my grandfathers were World War Two veterans both avid hunters both gun owners. It was never considered in any way. Controversial in our family an end also I grew up in. You know as you said in upstate new. York where it's a culture of hunting and a pretty conservative culture I would add so. This was. Sort of normal where where I lived in in my family. Did you hunt? Did Your Dad ever take you out hunting? Did you use guns? So my my parents were not gun. Owners guns was not really a discussion we ever had. They certainly never asked about it. When I went over to people's homes, like I do as a parent so no, I did not grow up hunting myself It was more of knowing gun owners and living in a in a society and in a community in upstate new. York, where hunting and gun ownership was really the norm. You grew up in a in a Catholic family. You went to Catholic schools you were. Deeply embedded in in in Catholicism your dad was a seminarian until mid twenties. Yes, from thirteen he decided as one of five boys and a in a Irish Catholic family that he was the one who is going to go into the seminary and become a priest, but but he didn't. Why didn't he? You know it's it's interesting. It's never really a discussion that we had other than. I, think he just decided that that lifestyle was not for him, and he married not too long after he left the seminary so I'm guessing it had something to do with the warning to be with women is my guess a-. That's often the way those stories, and but you later in life you. You took up Buddhism. and I was I, was wondering why you were attracted to Buddhism and and why Buddhism was more attractive to you than Catholicism will you mentioned you know that I was very embedded in in the Catholic religion and I was from the moment I was born. Even though my my mother was agnostic my father was so devout and Being Catholic was a huge part of my upbringing whether it was school or mass on Sunday or religious training, and honestly while I understand that it's a soothing balm for many who are Catholic like my father. It was not for me. It never felt like home. It never felt comfortable. I didn't understand the rules and I didn't necessarily believe in end. What they were were telling me every every day every week and so. I struggled with religion until I was in my late thirties and my dad jokes now yoga is the gateway to Buddhism. I did start. Doing things that I, I felt were what I believe to be more spiritual and more comforting, and it did lead to sort of the Western form of Buddhism and studying it and taking retreats and my husband the same thing my husband is actually now a meditation teacher survived meditation teacher, and and it was more that I felt Buddhism was. A set of guidelines and practices that actually did have a positive impact on my life and did help me figure out how to live in a way that that resulted in less suffering. I'm than Catholicism. That was ultimately why I gravitated toward it. And how much is that meant to you? You're in a very high pressure. Position now leader of this movement, a perpetual target of Pro gun forces the NRA We'll get into that more. Later, but how has how has this helped you? We'll certainly meditation you know. It is a practice where the thoughts that come into your mind, and we have many of those on a daily basis that that. You can sort of ignore that noise and and focus on a piece of mind so I. DO think there's real value to that but I would also say on the flip side of a lot of Buddhism is about managing your ego and. It is easy when you're leading I think one of the largest grassroots movements in the country. To make things be more about you than about the issue or the the other people and I do feel like this has been an important practice for me as part of Buddhism to make sure that we are centering the work on on what really matters. You went off to the University of Missouri in Columbia and you went and with the idea that you were going to be an investigative reporter. They have a great journalism school there. Why did you why did why were you interested in that? I. Really I I love writing especially nonfiction and reporting, and and I was reported The Dallas Observer and very junior reporter I wrote things about like restaurant reviews, and that kind of thing, and I just admired investigative journalists. My whole life sixty minutes, who was was always on Sundays to mass, and then later that day we would all watch sixty minutes together. I. I was obsessed with Watergate as a child which sort of a strange obsession to have. As a kid growing up an eighty s it really is. And so. That's kind of where I thought I was headed. But interestingly, the first job I got out of college was actually to to right, but to write speeches. And to be involved involved in politics for then governor Missouri. Mel Carnahan and so that that sort of train changed that whole trajectory of what I had planned for myself. Here's a great guy and tragically was killed in a plane crash while he was governor of the state. What did you learn from your early career in in government and and working around elected officials, well first of all I learned that it is very male, centered and I I would often joke that lawmakers at the state. House, it was like a spring break for middle aged white men as a young twenty something woman in that environment it was. Certainly challenging and yet you were talking about what an amazing person Governor Carnahan was in his whole family for the and and he truly was Such a wonderful man and and so. Well versed in knitting together I thought. Both sides of the aisle on on tough issues in the state. Yes, he was a democrat. He was in many ways beloved and I think would have eventually been ben the senator of the state. From the state, but It was. It was trial by fire in many ways, and it made me very interested in politics, but it also made me. A very fierce advocate for women having a voice, having a role because I saw at least in in that state government, and I now know that is the case in most. State legislators across the country. As this proverb goes. If you don't have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu and to see mostly white men in charge of the political process showed me what a disadvantage women are in an also black and Brown people when when they're not represented. That also has an impact not just in terms of specific issues, but in terms of how. Look at issues and that lack of diversity that lack of different vantage points on those issues very. You know we've now we see and you were involved in two thousand eighteen in a large influx of women in Congress and You know who are stellar members. Changing the the nature of that of that institution, you also you married right out of college and you had three children. U. You left government and you took on some pretty high powered public relations jobs. I for Fleishman Hillard which is a big public relations firm, and then for a series of large corporations so that must have been hard balancing those responsibilities. Yeah I I was an only child and my parents divorced after twenty six years of marriage and I think it is why decided to marry my college sweetheart right after college graduation..
Fresh update on "investigative reporter" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Superior officers before her disappearance but tried to cover it up human being and I want justice and I want Because my sister did not want someone. Colleen Police did not identify the suspect but given sister says she met him at Fort Hood when she first went seeking information about Vanessa's disappearance in April. Former TV reporter waned. Also, Fino expected to post bond after spending the night in jail on contempt charges for questioning Harris County Judge Daryl Jordan about why he keeps releasing violent criminals. Well known investigative reporter Wait Ultra Fino watching the court shackled and dishevelled but.
Fresh update on "investigative reporter" discussed on Newt's World
"Smith is a remarkable investigative reporter. Who has written I, think some of the most important insights into what has been happening over the last three or four years. He has a particularly useful insight into the territory about the tenant General Michael Flynn. What do you think about? The evolution of Flynn case recently and the maneuverings back and forth between judge, Sullivan the District Judge and the Appeals Court judge first of all. Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you again for inviting me to speak with you I. Think one of the important things that we've learned. We saw some new disclosures last week indicating the actual hands on involvement event. Event President, Obama and Vice President Biden in the Operation Targeting Michael Flynn. I think actually this probably calls for at some point, a very large revision of our understanding of what the deep state is. We've been speaking about the deep state now for three years, and certainly we've use different terms for administrative state, the permanent bureaucracy and these things are all real and they're all true. And it does have a mind of its own to protect itself to defend its own interest, even when it's against the interest of the United States. And the Americans. Who Vote to send their president here as they sent president trump here, we voted to do that in two thousand sixteen and we've seen this fight. One of the things that we now understand is the central role. Of Barack Obama and Joe Biden so it's not just the deep state. It's not just the permit bureaucracy. It has to do also centrally crucially with two politicians who decided to use the resources of the federal government who decided to use the state to advance their political and their personal interests at the expense of the country. And, what they did to do that is to target. People like Michael Flynn. What, we're seeing right now with Judge Sullivan I. believe that of the reasons this looks so insane and so corrupt the fact that he was soliciting amicus briefs the fact that he brought on another judge Judge Gleeson to play the role of prosecutor. I thought for a while that this shows how corrupt it is now dangerous. This must be the particular people, but again the more and more we see the hand of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. We are beginning to see what is truly under this and why there is so much of a panic because that's what they're hiding. They're not deciding James Comey but not deciding. John. Brennan, they're not hiding inge McKay. They're hiding the role and continuing to advance the interest of Obama and Biden. Let's peel back the onion a little bit. Sullivan. Who's handed opportunity just dropped the case when the Justice Department ask to drop it, and it would have gone away at not particular harm. So, why do you think he interposed himself to keep the case a lot? It's about the issue with Joe Biden in Ukraine. Story, that appeared December eight, th two, thousand, fifteen in the new. York Times added describe very clearly the problems with Joe Biden in the Sun answer working for a company that had problems in Ukraine burris now we all know the story and we've all heard over the last several months before the beginning of the nonsensical impeachment process that it was a conspiracy theory to say somehow the Joe Biden Answer Biden were involved in corruption in Ukraine. Of course they were, and it was reportedly times in December two, thousand fifteen, and the reason that this was dropped in the New York Times in two thousand fifteen is because. The Pro Hillary Clinton camp wanted to ensure that Joe Biden stayed out. Of the Democratic primary race. He had decided in mid October two thousand fifteen in wasn't going to run. This piece dropped on him to make sure that he wasn't going to run. So insofar as that was democratic by them. It was okay for that to appear now. However wanted has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and that when Biden worth several months ago, Biden is now the nominee. When he appeared to be the nominee. Then it was important to cover up all sorts of garbage that was actually out there. It's not like people had to dig it up. It had already been published so I think we're seeing something very analogous. Right here now, with judge, Sullivan I think that they're playing to block. They don't want Obama's hand to show. They don't want Biden's hand to show. Again that's what we're starting to see. More and more, these documents are declassified and disclosed. The more were seeing how high the corruption goes. There's another very basic thing as well. I think that the idea that once General Flynn is free to speak his mind, and that Lee idea that he is likely to accompany the president to certain campaign events, and he will be able to describe in detail. What happened to him? This is extremely dangerous to them as well. This represent serious momentum. For the President's campaign, and it will continue to unearth be corruption of the Obama. Biden years the continuing corruption. Very distinguished career and had risk is life for his country. I think he was thirty three years in uniform. Why did they single him out? Why does he become? The tip of the sphere I think one of the things we have to look at. We go back to about three and a half years ago and when the new administration comes to Washington. I mean the president himself. Campaigned on the idea that he's an outsider and there are lots of people who are joining him. Who from the outside? They don't necessarily know their way around the intelligence bureaucracy in. We're talking about principles here. James Madison's Secretary of Defense and he knows his way around the Pentagon, but not the intelligence bureaucracies rex tillerson is coming in. He's another principal as no idea. Actually how the US government bureaucracy works except insofar as he had to deal with it. It when he was running a large energy company, Michael Flynn is actually someone who has seen the intelligence agencies of close, and he's talking to people about how there's a problem and how they need to be fixed. This is one thing that everyone in Washington appears to have agreed on in two thousand sixteen, after trump is elected and early, two thousand seventeen. Is that Michael Flynn is a problem for their personal interests with the FBI Michael Flynn knows where. And how to recognize evidence of the FBI's a legal surveillance operation against the trump campaign, so that's the FBI with the CIA. It's not just John Brennan. There.
Fresh update on "investigative reporter" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"For a couple of weeks on discrimination rents a significant amount of rental discrimination against black people and people with housing vouchers across the Greater Boston area Devil BBC's Carl Stevens with a story Suffolk University researchers, with a grant from the Boston Foundation used 200 testers. 100 black 100 white. Some had housing vouchers. Some did not. Sony Gupta with the Boston Foundation says the study finds rental agents and landlords in the Greater Boston area routinely discriminated against blacks and voucher holders. Many of us working on affordable housing issues. Discomfort, love surprise. We've known there was discrimination, but not to the degree that, the study revealed. I think it's time that we ended our acceptance of this discrimination. Panelists discussed a number of ways to address the problem. One thing, they said, would be to enforce existing laws which make rental discrimination on the basis of race or having a housing voucher illegal. Carl Stevens. W B C. Boston's news radio the W B C I team uncovers a story of a widow denied benefits after her husband dies of Corona virus over the troubled Chelsea soldiers home. Chief investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca with double BBC TV tells us His story of Army staff Sergeant Joe Torrens eah. In March, Joseph was recuperating from surgery at the soldiers home in Chelsea, 100% disabled. He was the first to die of covert 19. Joseph was married for more than seven decades to Del MMA, who recently applied for his pension and the state annuity. It was denied both everybody Jai's like this and what What do we do? What do we do for the government to give us something? In a letter, The state Department of Veteran Services said his cause of death was not related to his service disability. Even though it made him more vulnerable to the deadly virus. The disabled American veterans of Massachusetts says it's working to change the law to allow families of veterans who died of covert 19 to be given the benefits their loved ones earned. During his lifetime. Sergeant Torrens Eo earned three Purple Hearts, two bronze stars and a Silver star. Well as we've been reporting, there is a surge of new Corona Virus Cove in 19 cases sweeping across the United States in more than 30 states. Course. Massachusetts the Northeast, We're doing better. But Dr Anthony Fauci warned on Capitol Hill that these case numbers could reach up to 100,000 day. If the situation doesn't turn around. More from ABC News chief national correspondent Matt Gutman in California, the governor announcing that they're going to be new restrictions, the enforcement will be used that we're going to see state agencies actually applying what the governor is demanding from people and businesses. And that's not something that we've been seeing in the South in the Sun Belt in states like Arizona in Texas and Florida, where Covert cases have absolutely sword where it's been more of a request to comply rather than a demand. Last call for alcohol in Texas again and now, bar owners are frothing with anger, so they held a protest bars are not serving Potvin and vodka..
Former Congresswoman Katie Hill Does a Postmortem on a Lost Congressional Seat
"When the news is bad? I know that it is tempting for me to tune out but I also know that sometimes examining bad news and figuring out how to learn from it is a good thing so with that semester. Monaco and I are starting this week. Show with the conversation with former California Representative Katie Hill. Katie resigned from her seat last October and in a special election last week a Republican one bomber. So where do we go from here? Let's ask Katie are welcome Katie Hill. Welcome back to hysteria. We're so happy to have you back. Glad to be back. Thank you first of all. How are you doing man That's like a loaded question. I feel like I'm you know I'm I'm okay. The results the election were pretty horrible. You know in a way it was of what we were expecting. But you obviously didn't ever want and at you know it's just like one thing on top another in life in in figuring a way to get up in Russia yourself off in new forward was I was again when I was a kid. Reverses a still own a horse and the biggest thing that you were taught was being you fall off you get back up and get right back on and that's just kind of against what length is so drilling down into that trauma? A little bit last week was was the special election in California's twenty fifth for everyone listening. What happens and were you surprised when you say what happened do you mean why did we lose or yeah yeah why Jillette. Why did why did why did she was. Yeah well I think the biggest chapter honestly is just people in a special election. Democrats don't show up and you've got the rented. Republican base. That was particularly riled up because of my scandal and excited the opportunity to take a seat back. I mean that was that was literally what they were plotting. They were trying to you. Know to find something they. They found something. They exploited it. They got me to resign and this officers their opportunity to take back. The seat they felt was stolen from them in the first place remember. It hadn't been held by a Republican ever in its current form and they really did not think that it's possible for someone like me. Let alone any Democrats there So I think that they really rallied around this opportunity and from what we know they actually did some very despite the fact that you hear them complain all the time about ballot harvesting. They had some very organized efforts around ballot sting and Them for figuring it out. Because like you know that's to me it's about helping people be a but the churches were really mobilized in getting people to providing drop off centers. And saying that they're gonNA mail to use of swing by the church in you know do it in your car or whatever and we just didn't have something like baton. I think you can also partly attributed to the fact that Democrats were pretty disenchanted by things right. Like you're GONNA be really really frustrated works so barred and felt like you were. Finally I heard over a felt like you were finally represented and have all go away. So quickly is is really disenchanting. Should okay so there was a special election in California's twenty fifth special action in Wisconsin. Seventh both know that these are anecdotal elections in every district is different but you can still kind of extrapolate things on a maybe on a larger scale from this like. Do you think that Democrats should see what happened in your former seat special election as a wakeup call I do. I think that it shows that you remember mine was one of the Houghton quote safest swing seats right. Hillary Clinton when by seven. I want by nine. This isn't one of the seats that should have at risk. So what it means is that you know. Depending on what things are looking like November especially depending on the energy that's coming from rate than district's length. The ones that we flicked that were that were ones that that trump won by sixteen points are really really wants. We need to watch out for so we should give up or stop paying attention to the house just because the Senate is looking like it's within reach or obviously presidency so that to me. The biggest of all first and foremost the second is that as we are adapting to this Nalen strategy. How we doing that right? Field is what has been our strongest most important. Get out the vote effort right and that's modified I don't take. You should give up on it all together. I think they're Balkans Altogether they have they have a different base of people who they can go soo and again reliably that will reliably answer their phones that they can you get to things like drop off ballots churches. But we're GONNA have to modify field programs to to frankly make sure people know how vote by mail. When they have many many of them have never done it before especially in these lower turnout areas of to begin with which are usually the most. Democrats held Katie. Beyond even just in. How do we re engage the Democrats that helped you win by nine points when now they're also facing the pandemic childcare challenges on employment and things that are just like so catastrophic question? I think I am hopeful that the loss actually was a wakeup call for a lot of people might have thought like while the seat will be fine. Now they're like okay. I have really have to bow part of I mean honestly. I think that the the district itself is democratic leaning enough now that if we get to turn out that you know is usually expected in November election. I think she will win. And we saw we saw it happened with the ossoff special in Lucy. Macbeth one in general. I think we're GONNA see that in this case but it still. You know it's something that can't be taken for granted in terms of the support that I had the volunteers mobilized rabbit. I think that's that's going to be the same thing right is how do you figure out ways of ways of getting involved? That may not mean. Move leaving your house And how do we get people excited about it? Especially when the Senate is in play in California and the The obviously dilatory votes are going to be there for Joe Biden. No matter what so. I think I think it has to be like maybe you know maybe the Gee let's get so excited about meeting the seat back because like that. That as it's more like Oh you fuckers. Hello and stand up and what's ours okay. You said the word motherfuckers. Let's expand on that a little bit because we we chatted briefly about this About this race and how it personal it was to you and how personal it was considering the person who ended up winning the seat. Can you talk a little bit about the people who helped promote Christy Smith opponent short so the first person the first slew of images that came out was through the publicly came out was through red? Sti His enemies are images of You. That were released without your consent without taking taken without your consent. Got It and the only person that could have done. That was my accent. Spin obvious denied it. And so it's a it. So that started at Red State. The person who published those who who was the investigative reporter has been a longtime Republican operatives in the region who writes I guess on side. Honestly don't really know what I know that writing as is not a full-time thing for her and she had worked for one of my previous owners. She worked for Steve Night in the past and the day after the day. After I resigned she endorsement ARSIA There were a number of other people who were involved and again. This is information as circling through like facebook groups and drew a the random people that are on the ground in. It's not it's not like a niffer court case starting to like that bitch so many of the people who were supporting my sem from the beginning. We're the ones that need new. Had the photos and some of that is actually on logs. There's still posted out there. A Joe Messina. And things like that so I think For me that that was the biggest thing right like it was misleading. That my favorite before all of this came
Grocery chains limit meat purchases to prevent hoarding
"The ongoing pandemic has touched nearly all aspects of our lives including our food chain meat. Production is down substantially due to corona virus processing plants leading to growing concern over the nation's supply consumer reports just published information on where to get meet during this pandemic so joining us now is consumer reports investigative reporter. Rachel Peach Men Rachel. Thanks for being with us and so when we talk about the vulnerability of the meat supply chain. What does this mean for consumers? What can we expect to see? And at the Grocery Stores Short will consumers are experiencing limits on their meat purchasing options and perhaps some increases in price. Simply because there's a bottleneck at the meat processing plants where there have been severe. Cova nineteen outbreaks so while there is plenty of meat on the farm. Animals are there. There's this bottleneck at the processing plants. That isn't helping us get the meat to the grocery stores where people are trying to buy it now. Rachel we've heard a lot about beef. Being one of those meets specifically that may be difficult to find all meat products be affected at this point. All meat products seemed to be affected. Production in general of me is down about thirty five percent right now but I want to make clear that we also have supply in cold storage at this point. We've got hundreds of millions of pounds of pork poultry and beef. So it's not that won't be able to get any meat. It's just that your options may be limited all right and you have to limit how much you actually bring home to from the grocery store. How long do you foresee this meat? Supply being impacted like this. Well it really depends on what happens at the meat processing plants. Most important is to keep the workers. They're safe and healthy. If the meat processing plants don't have safety protocols in place then the meat production could slow even further so it's most important to open up safely and scale up in a way that allows workers to stay safe and produce meat and in a way that keeps production going. So it's hard to say how long this will last. But government officials are working. Very hard to divert supply places that need it so for example where there is excess on the farm or perhaps waste on the farm. They are working to divert that to food banks and nutrition assistant programs and consumers that that need that all right. How about just giving us some quick tips for those of us who may be having a hard time finding meet at the supermarket. I know it can vary. Based on the day of the week I go to the supermarket. What can we do as consumers absolutely well? This'll be a great time to seek out your local farmer. Smaller local farmers have been able to be really resilience and pivot and instead of selling wholesale to restaurants or other bigger institutions. They are now offering options to consumers. So you might want to look at the national
"Welcome to kiss myths and mystery. Signed your host kid chrome today. I'm continuing my investigation. Into the question are flying saucers man-made or other worldly in this investigation I come again and again up to the front door area fifty one. I use a lot of the freedom of Information. Act For some of my research as well as a few contacts have and freedom of Information Act has gotten me nothing on area fifty one. I will share an excellent resource with you at the end of this podcast but right now. I'm working with the idea that has been out for decades. So where are all these flying saucers? Where are all these aliens looking at area fifty one or many suspect at UF Os and even aliens our house? It's important to keep in mind but the various so-called areas that would be eleven fourteen and twenty five and fifty one to mention just a few of the secured areas of the base arose during the Cold War. This was a time when we were flying spy planes over Russia and China and they were spying on us in the way of ufo and aliens are at area fifty one we may never know for sure but from the nineteen sixty six school yard sighting of a Ufo and Australia witness by hundreds of school children. Three hundred actually and their teachers. There is a lot of evidence. Flying Saucers really exist. And as I mentioned some of the science based answers to our they're flying saucers are there are really silly. Also might research. I determined that a cover up of certain knowledge by the government or scientific community or science based industry is expressed as a denial factor the best way to illustrate this is simply to observe politicians. If a political body or individual denies that long enough the public will eventually believe that it never happened kind of Gullible. American public there. There are few true attempted cover-ups you could look at the flying saucer crash in Roswell as one and the Kennedy assassination as number another. Unfortunately most of these cover-ups are successful and I can't pin them down as cover-ups so we had the denial factor regarding all things alien fly saucer when a flying saucer alien is encountered by handful of individuals. Say Five to ten people. The is dismissed as a sign of a weather balloon and more recently as a test aircraft. That same explanation is twisted a bit but when used with strange lights the night but it's the same excuse in the event of twenty or thirty or in one case Australia. Hundreds of witnesses seen the same exact thing. Then the science says oh it's mass hysteria. Individual sightings are too numerous to explain but a brief lock mass hysteria over the centuries is another matter in sociology and psychology. Mass hysteria is a phenomenon. That transmits collective allusions of threats whether real true Population Society back in Sixteen Ninety two. We have the most famous the Salem witch trials which were the result of fear community hostility imagination and religion all resulting in mass hysteria. I personally interviewed a navigator of a Flying Fortress Play Chicken with follow by FOO fighters during World War. Two when they were flying over the Pacific. This was actually one thousand nine hundred forty four. When it occurred entire crew witnessed all the events fatigue mass hysteria I S. He didn't think so. Finally we have the conundrum of thinking if the existence of something be disproved. Does that mean it exists or put another way? Should we believe everything we think? On Monday I will be looking inside area. Fifty one with every resource I have given you an idea of its structure of tunnels that do exist and I promised to share a resource with you is called Area Fifty One. This is a book. An uncensored history of America's top secret military base is by investigative reporter Anne Jacobson and she talked to over twenty five individuals who are retired ranging from age five to ninety four that had worked within by area fifty one in the book. There are incredible photographs at a never before published. She was granted a lot of information a lot of access. But keep in mind that whatever. She was granted well that was meant to be seen. It was okay. They wouldn't be showing her anything. That was super top secret.
DHS reportedly concerned Zoom may be vulnerable to foreign spies
"We're learning now zoom could be vulnerable to intrusions by foreign governments spy services Josh Margolis chief investigative reporter here at ABC news what's the department of homeland security so concerned about they have questions about the security measures that are in place and whether or not the zoom platform is protected from intrusions and the questions that are raised in the issues of concern for American intelligence now are that the zoom platform is not secure from the potential intrusions of foreign spy agencies foreign governments the civically China is what the
The Controversy Around 'Essential' Businesses
"We're gonna return now to a question that continues to confound and even anger many people across the country as government shut down most activities in effort to contain the spread of the corona virus what is considered essential of course some jobs businesses or services are recognized as essential across the board first responders hospital in urging Kerr personal grocery store workers and pharmacies but in the absence of a national stay at home order individual states and cities have been making their own decisions and some jurisdictions have chosen to define what's essential in a way that has sparked controversy and even lawsuits Texas for example is one of a handful of states that have sought to label most abortion services as non essential meanwhile in California it's up to each county to decide whether a gun shops should be allowed to remain open and in Arizona barber shops and hair salons seem to be on the essential business list until the governor there reversed course to help us understand all this week called on three reporters were covering these stories terra Haley is a senior contributor for Forbes Thomas Peele as an investigative reporter for the bay area news group and when I got this a staff correspondent at Bloomberg government thank you all so much for joining us hi thank you thanks for having us here you're very welcome terra Haley we will start with you since you've been covering the abortion ban in Texas I understand that this ban was not originally and governor Greg Abbott's executive order so how did this come about the primary rationale has been that halting all abortions will preserve PP which stands for personal protection equipment so that includes things such as masks and gloves and face shields governor Abbott didn't specify anything about abortion in the actual order then the Attorney General Ken Paxton has a long long history of being very opposed to abortion rights and looks for opportunities to involve himself in making decisions about it so he the very next day after governor Abbott's order he passed he released a statement stating that that included abortion and it was very unclear at first which abortions that included it was assumed to be only surgical abortions so all surgical abortions in Texas were put on hold as soon as Paxton's order came out then a few days later on that following Friday the medical abortions abortions which use medication for termination of pregnancy those abortions were also halted and it wasn't really clear with the justification for those was since those don't use PP beyond gloves for an ultrasound so gonna ask you does the confusion what what it that's that's my question is what is the argument because the argument around surgical abortions as it's not a treatment of a disease and therefore these idms the scarce items like or increasingly scarce items like personal protective equipment needed to be reserved for Amer urged urgent matters but that doesn't apply to medically and medical abortion medical portion so what was the rationale it's not clear why they can justify it when the P. P. E. that would be used for abortions as much less than what would be used for prenatal care and for birth services especially if someone has a C. section so I think that's part of what they're going to be debating in the courts the question is what happens while it's working its way through the courts and at first it was allowed to proceed and then the fifth circuit of appeals reversed that so the justifications I think are still being worked out I was gonna ask about this because yesterday on this program we spoke to new York's Attorney General issued James and she is one of at think at this point it's a dozen and a half attorneys general from other states who are supporting legal challenges to the Texas border and what what's the what's the status of that challenge now what are some of the arguments of people have been making here the biggest argument is that abortion is a time frame for the procedure you cannot be pregnant indefinitely there there is a an actual time limit to when you can start to when you can no longer seeking abortion in taxes that's twenty weeks after twenty weeks you can no longer seeking abortion and obviously if you pay too long then you are going to be giving birth so it's not like you can delay it like you could a hip replacement or a thyroid surgery it is something that actually depends on time sensitive needs and in the midst of this we don't know how long the social distancing in the need for PP will both go on so to delay it indefinitely is a big concern I think Ohio has taken a different approach to take that into account Ohio it was very unclear for awhile what they were allowing what they were not and then it was finally clarified in one of the recent lawsuits where they said that surgical abortions should be delayed until they can't be delayed so basically if it's reaching a point where the woman is entering the window where she would no longer be able to have an abortion thing she is allowed to have it so that's a little bit more thoughtful in terms of the need for PP versus the time sensitive nature of an abortion okay Thomas P. all over you let's talk about California dear governor Gavin Newsom did not explicitly restrict gun stores as a non essential business but he's leaving it up to the sheriffs from each county to determine whether they should remain open could you just talk a little bit about the decision making their sure this began when the bay it but in six counties in the bay area issued the nation's first shelter in place orders in mid March and that came of course with a list of businesses that they deemed essential it could stay open grocery stores pharmacies gas stations things people really need to to survive even as they your stay home but gun stores were not mentioned no no businesses are explicitly mentioned as being ordered to close and some gun stores stayed open and there's been a well documented now national run on guns in the last month the FBI data is showing sales spiking and in Los Angeles the sheriff there our expo in a way that said very publicly he didn't want to run on gun stores he didn't want people who are not familiar with firearms buying them in a panic at this moment and he ended up flip flopping a couple of times or sandals county's top lawyer issued an opinion they deem gun shops essential the sheriff backed off the next day governor Gavin Newsom who is very active proponent of gun control was asked at a press conference about the issue any pundit he he kicked it back to the sure saying that he would leave the question of whether gun shops were central to the sheriffs in each individual county do you have a sense of why the governor's been reluctant to make a state wide decision on this no I think it's it's purely political Newsome signed fifteen gun control measures last November but I think in this instance a large part of the state his role the majority of counties in California read many of them were of course very low population but this is just something that seems like a bit of a third rail issue that the government didn't want to touch so there are multiple lawsuits going on right now challenging the gun store closures as I understand it and understand the NRA's sortie biz has started litigation to challenge the closures in those areas where they are because one of the arguments they're simply saying that the that any government action to stop a citizen from being able to buy a firearm is a violation of the second amendment so they're not arguing that guns are essential they're arguing that they are protected no matter what the circumstance yes they're arguing that local governments have no constitutional authority to stop the sale of firearms in so and let's turn to Brenda Goff now you've been reporting on Erica Arizona governor Doug Ducey's decisions one in particular to let personal hygiene services stay open
"investigative reporter" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Final segment with Cheryl Jones or investigative reporter and Cheryl again how to people email you when they need you they can go to my website and come through the email on my website or SpaceNews at Yahoo dot com all right the website is Cheryl Jones with two wells dot com linked up it coast to coast AM dot com are you familiar with the Lonnie Zamora the late police officer in Sir coral New Mexico case somewhat yes that is an incredible case one of the most incredible cases I think that is the one that got Dr J. all Allen Hynek convinced that you oppose were real when he was heading up a project blue book and was the skeptic yes thanks that's an interesting thing and then courage in New Mexico and you know as you know there were several witnesses and there is a conspicuous flame involved and some alleged physical evidence that was left behind too let's go to the calls Frank in Hollywood Maryland taken away Franco sure we don't go over that thank you not just on the way I want to go to an Italian restaurant indefinite-delivery or just ask you know astronomical or even the tricksters that do it where do they learn to do it how do they pay tractors I mean how do they get to the level that that it could even be acceptable as a so called cross there's and how do you know how to stamp down a wheat field in that all goes the right way and every farm and I learned a lot of things that that that I did not learn and I think it would take me a while to develop the level of skill to pull that off if ever you're any Oakley aren't you I can avail that's what I hear let's go to Joe on Long Island New York Joseph go ahead yeah hi Cheryl you were talking about natural supplements and this quercetin that they're talking about I did check Google scholar you know for some studies that does check out in Sentai viral malaria drug known to scores of ten they sell it for like twenty Bucks in health food stores and sometimes a couple it would find I would say it's just the supplement you know it's usually anti inflammatory usually they sell it to people with joint down the turmeric that's what you need safer out but my question Cheryl is when you know you as a meditation expert that you are setting the stage for a meditation like I guess you wouldn't be watching a horror movie right before you meditate like what would you do to set the stage for a good meditation yeah I think everyone has their own way of doing it and calming down and and as living things out of your mind that are negative and focusing on the positive on a bright white light or whatever it takes for each and every one of us different people have different things so just getting common letting everything go and just being in the moment have you been a meditator from for a long time Cheryl I'm not really great at it still learning sometimes I do better than others but I find it I do believe that that seems that we can't control you really have to work on not stressing out about it and things that we can't control those are the things that you need to focus on and try to turn it into something that's going to be more positive or at least you minimize the damage from it I mean I saw myself to be pretty intuitive with a lot of different things and even like this virus I've got my own theories on what this is and it just these things just come to me they always have it's been the I don't want to say it's easy but the it's kind of a lemonade if you ride orang and and I think a previous caller Rick was talking about the natural supplements and and there's so much focus George on the immune system and of people who were the weakest the elderly or those people who with that compromise and immune systems so then why is is the focus on boosting our immune systems rather than so much focus on a vaccine I mean that's going to be a big part of it but why completely overlooks the scene of the immune system which well of course it would be more natural herbs and vitamins and so on that would do that and we realize there's not as much profit in that end of it that if it isn't immune decision because of the disease then wouldn't it make sense if that's where we should focus absolutely case with us in Houston Texas first time caller hi K. welcome hello hello hi hi hello there you go go ahead thank you yes I have a couple things to share I have a family member that worked for Boeing S. A. U. right thank you for national space program and whether secret program director for the secret program right that that you work at the other area fifty one yeah you too I think and that they do eight out of the ground and open up and they have thanks yeah right here better than football fields and he said like Star Trek wow thank you right now and that people can feel because they are close and they can they take people to other planets the tech in America people will people on the planet name you think was he pulling your later was telling our truth Syria he was then taken they take computer monitors and two nine also he said I believe this to his friend told him that the so called alien that were on the Roswell Roswell nineteen forty seven yeah he said an older gentleman tell him he's seen the creatures he said there were campaigns these on a test it's from Max and Tess well it's a spaceship and that they were burnt tremendously inspiration is set on an American spaceship yeah looks like a spaceship and then they had chimpanzees as you know acting as astronauts and testing them but I'm not sure I think Roswell was the real deal Cheryl everything I hear well Edgar Mitchell grew up he grew up in Russell was born there right and he had had a lifetime of studying it and so many experiences along the way you know he became a licensed pilot at age sixteen and that's that's why he got to the move from it and within the same community live almost next door not quite to Goddard the father of rocketry that and it is just incredible his his life journey that he certainly believes that it was real and it is for someone like him to have grown up there and to have spent the lifetime of sign his passion about the topic and studying it in the going on to become an astronaut and one of the twelve and then lockers at I would take his judgment over what I might think because his son he had a far better vantage point than I did we take you text and tweets Tom what do you have for sure this one in from Rohde in South Carolina please ask Cheryl if she has a favorite type of U. T. and what counts for so many species you're asking me for you a favorite site I just want them to be this is a good eighties and not what people call the baddie teas and then people think eighty eight you know I know there's some stories with rebellions with alien healing and all of that so whichever species is the the kindest and the nicest and and I are the good ones that want to help us I would I I'm fine with that the evil ones not so much you know the ones that want to take you or each you right no right we don't want anything to do with that yeah Jim in Tucson Arizona welcome to the program Jim go ahead Sir thank you all good morning and either your your show Georgia Cheryl thank you before I describe my observation that I missed the pertinent notes tomorrow night first hour tomorrow night thank you sure okay here's my observation first of all I'm a doctor and I don't do drugs okay okay but there was a beautiful sunset going going down in my house faces west and I could tell the color was coming into my front windows that is set to go check out the sunsets I opened up my front door and bam the best way I can describe this should happen for seconds and you know I don't know how long this was tracking across the sky if I caught the end of it or so I caught the end of it but there were these five or about forty five degrees authorized as far as my guest reception there were quite a ways out and they were polite energetic because I'm on the side so it was a reflection of the sun these things were priced in the back one would disappear and then there'd be another one that would show up at the front and then when tracking from the north to the south and these were fast move so fast the things I've ever seen and then bam all of a sudden they were gone so what I'd like to know has anything ever been described like that as far as you know in the U. R. UFO community we've had callers that have called in gym with those kinds of stories of or because of that you know seem to be controlled and under any intelligence in the conference's you've been to Cheryl do they talk more about or bush or physical craft it was more physical address that you know I thought it was interesting when Jan's talked about the changes of the reporting coming in that now they're more tic tac reports and he did mention I wanna dance with caller what were those lights in a straight line is gone okay okay because you know Janet mentioned that they're getting a lot of reports of starlink which is like a string of pearls the satellites are in order a cross strait line I don't know if perhaps it might have been what he may have seen warders indeed Cheryl Dunn appears on our program on the last Thursday of every month barring a holiday or so we'll probably end up moving you on thanksgiving one way or another Cheryl and something like that but that you know of everything you've investigated to date what's the one thing that puzzles you the most anything that may be of course your photos are always hustling you know we don't know the answer we don't know the propulsion we don't know the mission we don't know what you know why everything is happening and that is why we're being individually information is being withheld will we ever if if the if they ever if there is disclosure will we ever share in the advanced technology and on and on and on but half there are other things that are mysterious as wells and Wolfman creature you know the one that I had on the show Jason Davis September October I believe it was those kinds of things it was in such huge creatures that people are beginning to talk about a report more now as well but but I I I still think as far as implications too as in the overview and the future I think I think it's in in the area of the U. S. those super archer will talk to you in about a month with some more great stunning reports Cheryl Jones our investigative reporter for dandelion tea time Dan Heiser Lisa.
Coronavirus pandemic triggers spike in gun sales
"News we've seen the long lines in the empty shelves at grocery stores across the DMB but those aren't the only items in demand a Virginia gun store owners telling NBC four investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer that sales have spiked since the virus hit our area gun store owner Kurt Sebastian says fear and uncertainty surrounding the corona virus in supply chain concerns have more than doubled sales that is to northern Virginia locations statewide data since the first case was announced here shows a forty five percent increase in requests for background checks over this time last year see what else customers say maybe driving the buying spree today on news four
Search Standards: Complaints About How Washington DC Police Search Suspects
"Four investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer uncovers complaints about police searches that some say go way too far their body searches police say are critical for safety but the news four I. team has uncovered complaints alleging eighteen police officers wrongly performed invasive searches of people while making arrests see the body camera footage in complaints now raising serious questions about the department's search policy and officer training one year after changes were
Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions
"Are talking this hour about the verdict handed down yesterday in the case against Harvey Weinstein. And what if any work remains to be done in the metoo movement and whether or not yesterday's verdict was a watershed moment in the metoo movement? I'm joined by a team. Goss graves. She's president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of Times Up Legal Defense Fund and joining us. Now from New York is Jodi Kantor. Jody along with her colleague. Megan twohey both from the New York. Times they are Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporters who first broke the story about Harvey Weinstein and his sexual harassment behavior to say the least Jodie and Megan are co authors of the two thousand eighteen book. She said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi Kantor welcome to on point. Glad to be with you so first of all I. Have you been in touch with many of the women who even speaking to over the years in the in the wake of the Weinstein verdict yesterday and if so what have they told you I had? I actually delivered the news. Tash Lee Judd. Yesterday I called her Emmy told her. I just really a few minutes after the guilty verdict. What had happened and she took a second and he just said this is the way it's supposed to be. This is the way it's supposed to be. And then what did? What did she mean by that? What more does she tell you? I think what team anticipated. Harvey Weinstein signature is lack of accountability. This is a man who manipulated people. Who PRESSURED THEM TO SIGN? Nondisclosure AGREEMENTS PAID PEOPLE OFF Often intimidated and threatened people according to numerous sources and former employees and the idea that he is finally facing accountability. I think meant a tremendous amount to different people. Some people felt closer people. Some people felt Satisfaction. But I think when you look at the power of me too. It's really accountability. That's driven the whole thing. The idea that there are consequences for this kind of behavior is what caused other people to come forward in the first place. Jodi you've been following this story for so long now. I wonder what you make. Of the fact that he was found guilty on those on those two counts against him but but not but not all of them. What's what is the the the implications of that. It was a mixed verdict. Which I think is actually pretty symbolic of me to that. It is very hard to resolve these issues in society and remember that the jury was charged with interpreting a lot of complicated questions about consent. This was by no means You know a sort of Straightforward set of allegations. And so. I think I think we as the Society of the lot of these jurors we ask them to go into a room and resolve things that the rest of us have not really worked out And the U. and Megan wrote a story just yesterday for the Times Following the the the verdict. And it you point out your remind us of the two thousand eighteen verdict against bill cosby the Cosby and the Weinstein verdicts taken together. Do you think that we're we're seeing a change in terms of as you're making put it end of story people's acceptance of the quote messy -ness of these kinds of cases and what it takes to prove? What happened in a court of law? That's the question I mean either. To very high profile cases but especially in the Weinstein trial part of the significance of the verdict comes from the fact that this was a really long shot case in a lot of ways. It was risky for the prosecutors. Some fellow prosecutors didn't even think the New York Attorney New York. Da was right to miss soured And so then the fact that they won this victory means that they may have done something to shift andries of sex crimes prosecutions and whose stories get hurt annoy only heavy for another minute or two more. Jodi because I imagine you're still very busy but there is no problem. I just WanNa ask you one last question. I mean as I'm just wondering if I could ask you to step just a hair outside your role as a as a reporter for a moment and just reflect with me on what this moment meant to you and to Megan in terms of all the work that you put in to do the investigations that drove this issue into the public mind. What does the verdict mean to you? Well thank you for asking. That mean when I would say is that the meaning of this work was clear to me from within the very first phone calls to the very first braves women who told us their stories and we did this work without knowing what we would find what we are others would uncover. What the extent of the allegations are now we can see crimes would turn out to be and we hit the way. Yeah whether Weinstein would be prosecuted or not and and and what would result from that prosecution? You do the story just to find the truth. Knowing the journalism may be the only form of count ability that he faces or knowing that it could lead to something more we'll Jodi cantor is the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Co author with Megan. Twohey of she said breaking the sexual harassment story. That helped ignite a movement. Jodi thank you very much. Thank you take care.
The Drug Lobby's Waning Influence in Washington
"The drug industry has long been a major player in Washington politics. The sector spent nearly three hundred million dollars on lobbying last year more than any other industry but our team found that the influence of the drug lobby is changing as Republicans and Democrats joined together to combat rising drug prices that marks a shift as the GOP moves away from its longtime ally. So how will this influence drug policy coming out of Washington joining me now is Wall Street Journal? Investigative reporter Brody mullins so brody attract a big change in Washington and that is the waning power of the drug lobby. Due in large part to bipartisan efforts to drive down drug prices and this marks a big change especially for Republicans who are now working against their longtime allies. What's behind that shift here? You know we found out there was a whole bunch of reasons for the shift of the biggest is that members of Congress for the most part. Do what their constituents want in order to get reelected and constituents regular Americans around the country have a big problem with increasing costs of prescription drugs at the pharmacy. So many people complaining about these costs. That Republicans who normally will side with the industry and normally don't WANNA use the government to way into the private sector are starting to change their minds a little bit sort of with an eye to the election in trying to take steps to use the government to keep drug prices down for their constituents and perhaps a rare point of agreement between the two. President Trump and house speaker. Nancy Pelosi have both criticized the power of the drug lobby although course they have different ideas on how to actually lower drug costs yeah. It's pretty unbelievable. Obviously if you follow the media you know that Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi are not close at all but here. They're pretty close to integrate. They both have been attacking the drug industry. They both been attacking Pharma. They believe attacking the lobby- lobbyists for drug industry but they both want the same thing which is to lower drug prices for consumers. Maybe for different reasons but either way they both have proposals to rein in rising drug costs again. They have different proposals but they both have the same goal at the same time. The drug lobby still donates a significant amount of money to lawmakers. So how are we seeing? This shift. Impacting the policy coming out of Washington. We don't know yet. What the story identifies is that there has been a shift in the strength or the influence of the pharmaceutical lobby in Washington. How that plays out for sure. We don't know so far. They have blocked about every important proposal. That would rein in costs so they. They are winning but Two or three years ago. These proposals wouldn't left the gate there. People wouldn't have author them. They wouldn't have been introduced now. Proposal have been introduced. They're moving. The House has passed Nancy. Pelosi's democratic backed DRUG PRICING BILL IN IMPORTANT Senate committee has passed a Republican authored. Drug Pricing Bill separately. You have trump moving proposed on drug pricing. All threes roles are a little bit different. But they're all share the same goal so we really think that's a big change from how things were a few years ago brody. When did cracks in the strength of Big Pharma for start to appear so about ten years ago? Pharma made a deal with Democrats in order to help. Pass Barack Obama's affordable care act. Pharma came to the table in negotiating a compromise with Democrats. That would in which Pharma would give its support to the affordable. Care Act and pay some money to help fund it in exchange for. Democrats not coming after farmer on some of its key issues as limiting drug prices. That was a big important deal. That Farro made that helped fuel the passage of the affordable care act and giving money to pass but really upset Republicans Republican have been fighting tooth and nail against the affordable care. Act in against Barack Obama. Remember back then it was. A one was first year to an office. And we're really fighting him. And they saw farmer once their biggest ally so desert them to help Democrats and a lot of Republicans. Some which are in very high positions of seniority imports. Now in Congress have never forgiven farmer for that and and that sort of help so the seeds for distrust among Republicans and and the industry tell us about some of those other signs that are starting to show perhaps the reduced influence of the drug lobby in Washington. It will number one seems to be the number bills that are out there. I was also amazed by the number of Republicans who who seemingly pretty conservative. Republicans from The mid West and from the West in the Rocky Mountain states who are endorsing these proposals. Republicans you'd think would be nowhere near Buckingham. Big National Industry Gore signing onto proposals to regulate the interview for the first time again. Nothing has become law. These these bills have not yet passed but there is a large number of Republicans. Were coming out against the industry. We also see at least along the rhetoric that a lot of Republicans are for the first time calling out Pharma for increasing drug prices. And that's just a big change. How things have been. So how do you think this will play out in the next few months as the twenty twenty campaign continues to heat up? There may be some bipartisanship in Washington right now but we'll hear from voters pretty soon in an ideal world for the advocates of these bills. There is room for agreement. There's room for a way to come up with a with a compromise that everyone can agree on but Washington is not an ideal world we have to inject politics into it. We have an election coming up. Which which sort of puts politics on steroids? I personally don't see anything happening this year and in part that's because of the main two players Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi. Both wanted me happened so badly but I don't think they're gonNA want the other person to take any credit for it. Donald Trump really wants to pass a drug pricing bill. This year to tell Seniors Intel is base to blue collar workers that he's done fucking to help them and I just don't see Nancy Pelosi allowing that to happen At the same time I could see Nancy. Pelosi thinking that if a Democrat can win the White House then next year could be a fantastic opportunity to pass an even stronger drug pricing bill or law that she might support so I think for both those reasons even though both those players agreed that they want something to happen I can see them not being able to get something done this year. But we'll see that's investigative reporter Brody mullins joining me from Washington.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on WWL
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TV investigative reporter to talk about a number of investigative reports that they are currently involved in in some that they may be involved are done are definitely involved in so we'll talk about that in this hour David welcome to the show thanks rob me no it's good to be in here you know it's nice to actually see your face so we thought absolutely and makes warm much nicer interview out there but anyway David you did I hadn't had a chance to talk to you since your last episode on your on on going investigative report relative to the school bus system in these charter schools tell us about that yeah I have the first piece Ryan are we talked about this last time going way back over a year in terms of are taken for a ride series looking at the charter school school bus system and how you know it's just spread out and there's not a lot of control and since then the city has taken this very active role in regulating the school buses trying to get a handle on this and we found so many problems over the course of the last year with buses that were not inspected drivers that didn't have permits in this last series I've done focused on the drivers in the fact that we had you know almost a hundred drivers who are driving last semester without the proper permits and that can lead to some really serious consequences if these because without the permit you can't prove that you've actually had the proper training it's more than just a commercial driver's license that we're talking about here there's try a you know passenger management dealing with kids on the bus all kinds of processes that are specific to school buses and then I had a very interesting interview with a gentlemen Roy cage who owns one of the local bus companies there's dozens and dozens of these small local companies and they are in one way they're taking advantage of the dispersed system to jump in there where traditional way would be run by a school district and so a lot of them have flourished suddenly kind of popped up out of no where fly by night some people call them and others though have struggled because as these regulations have taken the fact they've not been able to meet those requirements and he was one of these companies cage transportation that I caught last year without the proper permits without the proper inspections and they had a situation where they left some kids on the side of the road on a business busy north Broad Street at five thirty in the evening with miles away from their stops and so he basically said I jumped in there are a last minute to try to help a school out that had washed at school bus provider and I was trying to help out and now everything's coming down on me and you've got to understand from the perspective of these local companies that beat out we're putting a lot of money up front twenty thousand thirty thousand a bus up front and we're not being brought up to speed on these new regulations and now we're getting caught with their pants down essentially and you a lot of people reacted to the story by saying you know cry me a river you know you've got to get on board you need to know this people knew about this for a year in advance and should have been up to speed right at the beginning of the school year in August others said you know we can't force out these private local companies in favor of big national firms because that's just gonna drive the price up so part a is part of the challenge now in and as I am I was reading your reports it it occurred to me that so we have a charter school let's say in mid city and that charter school in mid city is drawing students from throughout the entire area of the city from lake view from Algiers from New Orleans seize up town and so that's really put a lot of pressure and stress one is transportation system and a lot of inefficiency quite frankly because it could be another charter school just not too far down the road that's going to the same areas and they're contracting with their own buses that's and they're they're passing one another all day every day that's right like two ships in the night yeah that's a big part of the problem in efficiency they we have about forty separate companies that run about eighty charter schools in the city and they're all handling this separately so then a lot of them are hiring the same companies some of these big companies like apple bus Hammond's is the biggest local one they're hiring the same companies but then they're in separate contracts and they have their own roots and like you say with the school choice model that we have now in the city of New Orleans that they've touted for equality in the school system but what it ends up creating are these huge inefficiencies where someone living way out in New Orleans east may go to a school uptown and vice versa and then they've got to be bus there with maybe one or two other kids so there is a few of the schools have dealt with this by kind of the pooling their resources example fantasy Williams and Homer Plessy individual separate charter schools but they have the same bus company and they have the same roots so there's ways that you can stagger bell time so that they can capture the you know make it in time to each individual school separate school companies so that's been discussed but not very many of the schools have actually gone through with that and that's one of the things that Henderson Luis the superintendent of schools said that he wants to try to find these efficiencies come up with a better way of doing this one of the things that's on the table he said is going back to that city of New Orleans bus barn where everything is run centralize like it is in Jefferson parish I like it is in these baton Rouge and some of these other big districts around the state so it's one of the downstream applications at no one really thought about is that we we understand the impetus for having the charter school and then you know that that would take three hours of a show to talk about whether that's right wrong or indifferent right but what is happened is is that we've actually made the cost of delivery of that product when we think about the that as an overall product more expensive absolutely and money will solve this problem you know either the shrinkage of the roots more bosses smaller buses to go in and retrieve these kids from all all parts of the city to get to their school yeah and strategically speaking I don't think the schools the charter organizations really thought about this in this much depth either so they're getting kind of caught on the back end of it saying we didn't foresee this we're focused on the classroom and now all of a sudden we have this major problem with an unfunded mandate essential way many of these schools have had to provide transportation for years but some of them especially the type to charter schools that are the state run charters only just in the last school year were forced to do this and they are kind of looking around like what's going on but did not highlight that that you know and I say this is what you're hired to do you claim to be an educational expert but education is a system of services it's not just about being in the classroom I DO as an idea the administration and it's about the feeding it's about the keeping it's about the transportation and you're you're you're almost running the midi a midi city so to to just say I think it's disingenuous ones as well we we only concentrate on educating the kids well that's great but that's only a small part of what you're paid to do in a way it's disingenuous but in another way it's brutally honest at that yeah sure are kind of falling on the sword and saying we really got caught with their pants down here and that goes throughout the entire system that goes to the school board itself which for months and months was saying Hey this is between the schools individual schools and the individual bus companies we got nothing to do with this and then as more of these problems mounted they were almost forced to take on a more active role which they're now doing a lot of people say that it was way too late but I think the attitude now is Hey this is really been laid bare we are taking the bull by the horns now and let's see if we can make this work by the end of this school year and be ready for next school year in a way that we were at this time around it's going to be interesting to see whether or not they actually have the financial capacity to resolve these issues well these are private companies their non profits but these are private companies that are running these schools so if this is a four part be if this is a profit driven model to a certain extent in a way that it wasn't when I was a government run operation there's really even less excuse for them not to be ready to deal with this and not to figure this out from an operational standpoint absolutely not great we got to get to a break we'll be right back we'll talk about some other ongoing investigative series that they have when we return stay.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"Welcome to hidden history. I'm your host kid crumb today. I I want to mention a name. You're probably not familiar with. Nellie bly why and then the name. You're probably very familiar with Jules Verne. You may even have read one or all of his extraordinary voyages journey to the center of the Birth Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea around the world in eighty days but of the three it was the latter around the world. Eighty days that true the same question from so so many readers. Could someone really go around the world in eighty days. The Stories Chronicle of the adventures phileas fogg whose wager to circle the globe involves also him in one cliff-hanging escape after another. The story was first published in serial in eighteen. Seventy three and immediately caught the attention of readers who tried to guess what challenge Phileas fogg would face. Next fog started his epic journey by taking the Orient Express which departs from from London. He travels across France the Alps to reach Venice here. He moves on to Brindisi where they changed to a steamer that brings some across as a matter of training and see to Suez in Egypt. Rail and steamer across the Mediterranean Sea Seven Days Suez to Mumbai steamer across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean thirteen days. Mumbai Calcutta Rail Three Days Co Cutter Hong Kong steamer across the South China Sea. Thirteen days. It all starts. PHILEAS fogg of London makes a wager of twenty thousand pounds with his friends at his reform club. He must circumnavigate the globe in eighty days or less or pay up. Fog brings with him his newly employed French Valet La to help him on the adventurous journey in around the world in eighty days. Fog never flew in a hot air balloon. The iconic symbol of the hot air balloon rolling became associated with Jules Verne's book in the Nineteen Fifty six film starring David Niven but it was Verne's book five weeks in a balloon published. Louis June eighteen sixty three where three Englishmen flew over Africa in a hot air balloon and it was that same book that allowed the French author finance the freedom them to write full time on November fourteen. Th eighteen eighty nine. Nellie bly set sail to beat the fictional record set by Jules Verne in his novel around the world in eighty days a daring four correspondent in Mexico when she was barely out of her teens. Nellie went on to greater renown now when she went undercover as a patient in a New York lunatic asylum in revealed the cruel neglect with which the mentally ill retreated her book. Ten Days in a mad house published. When she was just twenty three became a bestseller Nell as greatest fame came two years later when she set out to create or recreate? Felice fog's journey around the world. NATY DAIS dispatches to New York world as she traveled the globe job were read by millions. Bligh had already earned a reputation as the world's first investigative reporter and fearless individual her previous escapades including uncovering the plight of female factory workers and checking herself into a mental institution for ten days had been sensational adventures that introduced produced a new frontier of hands on journalism but her popularity was waning. This more reporters began to parrot her style. After reading Verne's his novel by approached her editor at the New York world with an outrageous pitch if he would allow it she would make the journey a document her experience for for the paper. A Journey of the scale bligh proposed was unprecedented by man or woman and although blind sister that she could undertake it without chaperone yeah prone the male senior staff at the paper. Were unconvinced of a woman's ability to succeed preferring to send a man instead bligh had her answer the ruddy very well start demanding all start the same day for some other newspaper in Albedo the editor in bligh planned ahead impact extremely light rather than the dozen trunks. Our editors derisively predicted. She would need to carry with her. Blind took along just a single piece of luggage sixteen eighteen inches wide seven inches high in a bag easily. Small enough to comply with today's airline carry on regulations. She packed a few changes of underwear. Where toiletries writing implements addressing? Gal a tennis blazer. A flask a cup to caps three veils a pair of slippers needle thread and some handkerchiefs. She packed not a single spare dress. Wearing only the garment she commissioned from a dressmaker made made of plain blue broadcloth in her only concession to vanity. Bligh did carry a single jar of cold cream. She refused to take a revolver assured of the world's greeding reading me as I greet them. She Departed Jersey City on August POURIA A ship sailing at thirty seconds after nine forty PM November fourteenth eighteen eighty nine ambitiously. She aimed not merely to mass. PHILEAS fogg round the world record but to beat it hoping to be on the road for no more than seventy five days and four hours bligh dispatched. What brief note she could to her nursed? I newspaper the world by cable though. She was surprised when the Italian speaking cable operator ask her what country New York was in her more detailed handwritten reports however travelled by ship. Slowly as she did her editors forced a string out the story to maintain the public's interest began printing reaction pieces from foreign papers in geography lessons on all the countries lie was visiting after eight thousand Mile Journey Cherney across the Pacific and two weeks of silence from the woman in the moment it was a relief to.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on WTVN
"Final segment with our investigative reporter Cheryl Jones will take your questions and your stories as well Cheryl you've been a meteorologist almost all your life are you seen a change in weather patterns I mean are they more extreme or are they about the same well there's a lot of debate over that and I don't know if you ever have the opportunity to see John Coleman present yes I sure did we have them on the show a long long time ago and yeah he you know he made a very I thought he made a very logical in a very sound case for for looking at in a different line that it is you know obviously you didn't think it is that what is being presented as being and it seems that everything seems to get into the hands of the the politics takes over and the you really wonder what the truth really is but I I just think that the the the weather weather patterns are cyclical and I think that I would tend to agree with with those who take that stands that things things happen in cycles yeah yeah who knows what's going to happen next because with the addition of chemicals in the air that one of your guests Dan Dane waiting ten was talking about to push we've been following this for a long long time to some people call and call them chemtrails but others say geo engineering but that that can have an effect too on the weather has this been going on a long time as well but yeah I I I I I would tend to think this is the cycles aren't really a very powerful force indeed yeah this is John Coleman who died last year of course he if you will is the co founder of the weather channel was Anne yes the ones that I met him he wasn't there when I worked at the weather channel he had gone on to other things that I did made him a couple years back before he passed away day in Atlanta at a reunion and had a chance and he was so nice I always really admired him and liked it a lot and I really thought this would he put together that presentation on on the climate change that that was pretty impressive let's go to calls from Cheryl Thomas in the high A. California together started the segment Tom go ahead hi George thank you for taking my call blessings to you the staff and of course blessings to the entire coast community very tight and Cheryl it's just I'm always eager to hear your investigative reporting every month thank you and I'm sure the coast audience thanks you also you know when Janice Carlson was speaking about communicating with the afterlife I believe you could do that anywhere at any time but I also think that there are special times and special places and I'm reminded of the words vision quest and another word builder match and I think in the past the far past people did it differently they went to temple sacred space of sacred mountains megalithic monument such as key support towers Stonehenge or the indigenous moans and North America and I think that they utilized the spiritual horsepower the momentum of the energies of those spots to communicate to break through to the other side such chance you know I'm reminded of the oracles sent Delphi Greeks here now as an example and that they utilized earth energy use such as war you wines and solar energy use such as you know the summer and winter solstice or the autumn and spring equinox to facilitate that spiritual horsepower to break through to the other side so to come to my question you seem to be an outdoors person Cheryl and I was wondering if you failed based on experience in the outdoors or of the sacred space sore conceived role or whatever that you're willing to share their so have a profound meaning to you and perhaps a profound connection with the universe and if you're willing to share their I would appreciate it well that's interesting I had not thought of it in that regard but I did grow up on a pretty large farms and their wives a lot of opportunity there to rail he he be close to nature shall we say so I've always felt that that background which yeah with that being on a farm which was totally self sufficient with their family and I was I was very involved in all of that I always felt that growing up like fans really help help in terms of my grounding and that maybe I end up a little differently from most people maybe I didn't but if I did I think it's probably because of my background and I it ended up being long before I was born the location of the that's pretty historic flood they came through the farm because there is a big big creek that ran through it and SO in the in days gone by it ended up really being quite a historic spot so I think growing up in that environment working in the fields as a young person as a child and really learning how to work and be responsible for everything myself I think that that was really a closeness to nature is that I don't think I could replace is something else and of course in that situation to with the flood that I mentioned there were many many people who died and it was on the very place that I grew up did you ever have a spiritual Tiffany Cheryl or something just in my head that aha moment yes I I have I have I've I've had situations happen then they're on there would be no expects the nation for someone call you know a paranormal I've had things Sam I've I've found things from my faster way that could not have been explains it is is to fly they were found in those positions so I've had I've had lots of things I've had Vester travel thank you only one time a yes only one time that was in Kansas city I have only one two I've never been able to duplicate it again it's not as easy as some of our of our cast say not that I've had I've had sleep paralysis a lot of sleep paralysis over the years fortunately not not a not that anything in a while that was not signed no not at all we take we take text and tweets Tom's got something for sure when you got time Hey Cheryl this is for you from Caroline in fort worth Texas she says please ask Cheryl why she thinks it is that some people get visits from deceased relatives and some never do I would never claim to be an expert on that or on anything really but I suppose in George's is is more of an expert than me on this but I would think it's because some people have that tune their awareness skills are more aware more receptive and more interested in it and as as the my guess Janice Carlson pointed out prepare for it and go to the external links to hopefully make it happen in a very safe and healthy way and I and I I think some people perhaps are born more intuitive than others it's genetic in some cases yeah I yes I I I would think so but I I think some of them just have a natural intuition and and a natural ability to you know to have that awareness and to make those connections but yet but I think you have to you have to hone and then you have to utilize it to make it work at its best what do you think George well I gotta tell you Cheryl it's it's it's a gift that a lot of people have but some people put a blocks and they can't utilize it they can't use it those people who have that ability can do some incredible things and I think those are the people who succeed in life and I don't mean success in terms of just money but in in things were their inner self is is very successful what's right you have to have a basic self confident I the I think that if you have a basic self confidence in you have a grounding of sorts that that serves you well in so many situations because you never know what you're going to end of fans and what what life is going to throw two years so I think if you if you believe in yourself and I think that goes goes a long way for your survival let's take another another few more calls Nancy in Minnesota east of the Rockies finance go ahead thank you I'd like to tell you about an experience that I had after my father died I went to the cemetery and as yet he stone was that up and I hate no I walked here or whatever to win but then I went to my grandmother's grave and I said grandma you know where I know you know where he is you know tell him that I was here and that I love him and I had a car that he either didn't work and it was bleeding out I was cold and yet much and just bear but next my I rolled the world out of a window to speak to my grandmother and the next thing my father's voice is clear as a bell wow came on and said yes keep keep tops the strong you've always been tough you've always been strong did you take heed with an answer what I didn't comparisons say that I did not you did not why not but but George this is this is a thank I also had a radio that did not work you wouldn't believe the song that came on I'd never heard it before in my life I am a great country and the song that came on was Daddy's hands go this is what I am giving you a message he works in strange ways Cheryl absolutely is that that happens to a lot of people that you think George that songs come on or music or the lyrics that means that have a meaning and they come on and as as if such opportune times never thought about you're thinking of somebody and they call you all the time yeah over time and as you said in your earlier peace with Janice as I say there are no coincidences no coincidences and things happen for a reason absolutely I came in once and this is sometime after my father passed away and he was a musician he paid a plate with Roy Acuff back in those days and so he was very talented and play days in the saddle and the guitar and I had his musical instruments in a certain place and along with this fiddler the violin there's a little piece of Verizon's issues to keep the fiddle string you know in good shape and it was always kept inside this little case and I came in and saw that little piece underneath the bed which was at the foot of the bed that that you would see when you first went to the room in the most visible spot there's no way you're I could miss it if you came in like that and so I kind of think that is a sign that he might be thinking of me so definitely things things strange things are very strange mark in Nebraska go ahead mark yeah hi there.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on KTOK
"Investigative reporter Cheryl Jones will take your questions and your stories as well Cheryl you been a meteorologist almost all your life are you seen a change in weather patterns I mean are they more extreme or are they about the same well there's a lot of debate over that and I don't know if you ever have the opportunity to see John Coleman present yes I sure did we have them on the show a long long time ago and yeah you know he made a very I thought he made a very logical in a very sound case for for looking at in a different line that it is you know obviously you didn't think it is the what is being presented as being and it seems that everything seems to get into the hands of the eighties and the politics takes over and the you really wonder what the truth really is that I I just think that the the the weather weather patterns are cyclical and I think that I would tend to agree with with those who take that stands that things things happen in cycles yeah now yeah who knows what's going to happen next because with the addition of chemicals in the air that one of your guests Dan Dane Whittington was talking about two course we've been following this for a long long time to some people call and call them chemtrails that others say geo engineering but that that can have an effect too on now is the weather has this been going on a long time as well but I I I I would tend to think this this is the cycles aren't really a very powerful force indeed yeah this is John Coleman who died last year of course he he was the co founder of the weather channel was any yes the ones that I met him he wasn't there when I worked at the weather channel he had gone on to other things that I did meet him a couple years back before he passed away in Atlanta at a reunion and had a chance and he was so nice I always really admired him and liked it a lot and I really thought this when he put together that presentation on knows on the climate change that that was pretty impressive let's go to calls from Cheryl Thomas in the high A. California together started the segment Tom go ahead hi George thank you for taking my call blessings to you the staff and of course blessings to the entire coast community very tight and Cheryl it's just I'm always eager to hear your investigative reporting every month thank you and I'm sure the coast audience thanks you also you know when Janice Carlson was speaking about communicating with the afterlife I believe you could do that anywhere at any time but I also think that there are special times and special places and I'm reminded of the words vision quest and another word pilgrimage and I think in the past our past people did it differently they want to temples sacred space of sacred mountains megalithic monument such as key support towers Stonehenge or the indigenous mounts and North America and I think that they utilize the spiritual horsepower the momentum of the energies of those spots to communicate to break through to the other side such chance you know I'm reminded of the oracles sent Delphi and Greece you know as an example and that they utilized earth energies such as loyal lines and solar energy use such as you know the summer and winter solstice or the autumn and spring equinox to facilitate that spiritual horsepower to break through to the other side so to come to my question you seem to be an outdoors person Cheryl and I was wondering if you pay on based on experience in the outdoors or of the sacred space sore cathedral or whatever that you're willing to share their jaw have a profound meaning to you and perhaps a profound connection with the universe and if you're willing to share their I would appreciate it well that's interesting I had not thought of it in that regard but I did grow up on a pretty large farms and their wives a lot of opportunity there to really be close to nature shall we say so I've always sells a set background which now with that being on a farm which was totally self sufficient with their family and I was I was very involved in all of that I always felt that growing up like fans really help help in terms of my grounding and that maybe I end up a little differently from most people maybe I didn't but if I did I think it's probably because of my background and it ended up being long before I was born the location of the prehistoric flood they came through the farm because there is a big big creek that ran through it and so in the in days gone by it ended up really being quite a historic spot so I think growing up in that environment working in the fields as a young person as a child and really learning how to work and be responsible for everything myself I think that that was really a closeness to nature that I don't think I could replace with something else and of course in that situation to with the flood that I mentioned there were many many people who died and it was on the very place that I grew up did you ever have a spiritual Tiffany Cheryl or something just in our head that aha moment yes I I have I have I've I've had situations happen that they're on there would be no expects the nation for someone call you know a paranormal I've had things Sam I've I've found things from my as his faster way that could not have been explained is is to fly they were found in those positions so I've had I've had lots of things I've had Vester travel thank you only one time a yes only one time that was in Kansas city I have only one two I've never been able to duplicate it again it's not as easy as some of our cast say not that I've had I've had sleep paralysis a lot of sleep paralysis over the years fortunately not not a not that anything in a while that was not fun no not at all we think we take text in tweets Tom's got something for sure when you got time Hey Cheryl this is for you from Caroline in fort worth Texas she says please ask Cheryl why she thinks it is that some people get visits from deceased relatives and some never do I would never claim to be an expert on that or on anything really but I suppose in George's is is more of an expert than me on this but I would think it's because some people have that tune their awareness skills are more aware more receptive and more interested in it and as as the my guess Janice Carlson pointed out prepare for it and go to the external links to hopefully make it happen in a very safe and healthy way and I and I I think some people perhaps are born more intuitive than others it's genetic in some cases yeah I yes I I I would think so but I I think some of them just I have a natural intuition and and a natural ability to you know to have that awareness and to make those connections but yet but I think you have to you have to hound and then you have to utilize it to make it work at its best what do you think George well I gotta tell you Cheryl it's it's it's a gift that a lot of people have but some people put up blocks in they can't utilize it they can't use it those people who have that ability can do some incredible things and I think those are the people who succeed in life and I don't mean success in terms of just money but the in in things were their inner self is is very successful what's right I think you have to have a basic self confidence I the I think that if you have a basic self confidence in you have a grounding of sorts that that serves you well in so many situations because you never know what you're going to end up fans and what what life is going to throw two years so I think if you if you believe in yourself and I think that goes goes a long way for your survival let's take another another few more calls Nancy in Minnesota east of the Rockies finance go ahead thank you I'd like to tell you about an experience that I had after my father died I went to the cemetery and as yet he stone was that up and I hate no I walked here or whatever to win but then I went to my grandmother's grave and I said grandma you know where I know you know where he is.
Everything we know now about the Boeing 737 Max disaster
"Nearly a year. Since a second Boeing seven thirty-seven Max airplane fell from the sky by that crash. Killed One hundred and fifty seven people and it revealed that the first crash which killed one hundred and eighty nine people. A few months earlier was more an accident. There photos haunt a hearing room. The lost their families reminding us. Legislators that two two Boeing crashes were not random accidents they were preventable. The country's transportation minister telling reporters preliminary data shows clear similarity. Ready to the lion. Air Max a crash. Indonesia in October and the days following that crashed the new seven thirty seven Max. Planes were grounded faster in in some countries than in others but eventually around the globe and the search for answers began at first that investigation was expected to take a a few months and the planes to be fixed and back in the air by September ban. We learned more and that target shifted to the holidays today at the end of January. The planes are still grounded and they may return perhaps this summer if they do. Will anyone trust. Because in the meantime we've learned some really disturbing facts about how new models of airplanes are tested and certified or not and how candidate relies on the United States to do much of that testing for them and how even the United States often relies on the airplane manufacturers to regulate themselves. So we now have a much clearer picture of exactly. The system broke down so uh-huh Forum and we know perhaps how easily it might have been prevented Jordan Rawlins. This is the big story. Grant Robertson has an investigative reporter at the globe in Mail who has followed this story for for the better part of a year. Now I granted I before we get into everything. That's come since disasters. Why don't you give us a picture? Picture of the airline industry. What was the Boeing seven? Three seven Max when it debuted well. That's a great question. It's a great place to start. Because when the Boeing seven thirty seven Max ax debuted. It was Boeing's Next Great Hope Ford Lineup of aircraft You have to take the story back to twenty eleven and and that's when Boeing's main competitor Airbus in Europe they're like the The you know the Honda versus Toyota Airline Industry Airbus came up with the new plane. The a three twenty A new version of the three twenty. That was more fuel-efficient had more range and And the airlines really liked that they could cut their fuel. You'll budgets fuel is one of the biggest expenditures for an airline. And so that really put Boeing on its heels. Boeing had to have an answer to that so they got to work kind of new seven thirty seven and they wanted it to match the fuel efficiency of the three twenty or be better and so they came up with the Max and they had to reconfigure certain parts of the Max Certain parts of the seven thirty seven to create the Max and when it debuted in two thousand seventeen it was Boeing's bestselling plane ever because airlines thought. Great we've got a new seven thirty seven. We don't have to train our pilots. It's on a different plane. Now right we already fly. Seven thirty sevens so this is a newer better version of it. This is exactly what we wanted so now explain how it all went wrong. So last March the second seven thirty seven Max in the span of a few months went down. That's right what happens then so the second crash of the seven thirty seven. Max took place on March tenth. That really changed everything around the Max because it was is the second crash in under five months for a brand new plane and what he did was it made the Max. The deadliest plane The deadliest commercial solaire liner designed in many many different ways statistically casualties and I forty eight months of a plane right. It had the highest casualties compared the flight hours it was one of the highest I think only surpassed by the Concord. But the Concorde was an unfair comparison because the concord hadn't flown that much right and so oh it every statistical measure that second crash. Put the Max off the charts and what it also did was it really hammered home. The point that at the first Max crash which took place in late twenty eighteen October two thousand eighteen five months earlier there. was maybe a pattern there. When that first crash happened it was originally originally blamed by Boeing on highland air and they had insinuated that these were foreign pilots that may not be up to the standards of pilots around the world? People didn't accept it but that seemed to have been the storyline out of that first crash. Second crash happens people start asking a lot tougher questions. What answers Thursday they get to those questions some very disturbing ones the Max was based on a tweak to the original seven thirty seven design nine? Now let's just a quick walk through history on the seven thirty seven designed in the nineteen sixties. It is the workhorse of the airline industry. It's the you you know it's it's the Honda civic of the the airline industry. If you've flown on a plane you'd be hard pressed to maybe not You've flown on a seven thirty seven at some point in life it is everywhere and the reason it is because it's it's a great continental plane for going across across North America if Fleiss throughout Europe up and it was designed originally lower to the ground so back in the nineteen sixties we didn't board planes through Through the ramps that they have now the steps at the steps and and the plane was lowered to the ground and the the staircase unfolded from the plane. And so what they did was they. Designed this heaven Thirty thirty seven a bit lower to the ground so you could load luggage on and off easier faster people could get on and off it more efficiently. The airlines like this at the time time throughout time that became irrelevant. Because now we board through ramps and it's much more efficient but the the design of the plane never changed. They just kept updating it and tweaking we can get over the years as battery technology. Came out you still have the same body of the plane so they come up with more fuel-efficient engines for bigger the engines. But these have to be mounted differently on the wing and they have to move them up and forward on the wing to get ground clearance things like that that and what that does it changes the way the Max flies it in some situations would caused the plane to lift. Its nose to pitch up right can picture. Yeah and and so what they did as a solution for that is they put software in the plane that would when that would happen Because when you pit shop you risk something called Aerodynamic dynamic stall basically what that is you lose the the the air around the wing the force that lifts the wings up you know if we remember our physics physics classes. This is from high school. We don't exactly. Yeah you lose lift around the wing. So so the design this software to push the The the plane the knows the plane back down again. They thought that was the fix right. Originally after the first class crash people started asking questions about that. Is this to blame. After the second crash crash became very clear that this was the issue. That's when the seven three seven maxes were taken out of service correct. How did that process happen in the weeks? Nine months after because this is where I think people who followed the tragedy at the time and remember the planes being pulled start to to lose the day to day coverage of it but there was a lot going on over the months after that after the second crash yes so after the first go back to the first crash after the first crash questions are being Asked about this software that they've built into the plane called the M. S. people might have heard the word the CA- It's the acronym for it. So they thought we can just right and easy software patch for this and we can change the way we are instructions to pilots. And how the how the plane flies and everything will be okay. The second come crash happens. what we find out is the case is much more powerful than Boeing had lead on than the FAA new then Transport Canada. A new. You know it's it's It's a bigger problem than anybody expected. Countries around the world in the first day and and second day after the after the second crash began to ground the plane saying we have enough of a concern and we have enough preliminary data that this. This plane is a problem. This is a pilot or this is something much much worse right so it begins with China is the first company country underground massive airline industry there And then it starts to cascade through Europe countries saying safety first. Let's ground the outliers in that debate. Start to become Canada and the US now what we know in the months since then is that transport Canada's first reaction after that second crash was to wait to see what the Americans weren't we're going to do they wanted to hear what Boeing's opinions were. They wanted to wait to see what the American authorities were going to do. Canada waited. They didn't act on the first set of data that everybody had and they ended up grounding the plane almost four days later for a few hours before the Americans but essentially at the end of it candidate in the US where the last two countries to to make that move Which I think surprised a lot of people some of the stuff that you've reported as kind of opened my eyes at least to the relationship between the FAA in the United States and transport? Canada Canada. How does that process work for diagnosing? I guess for lack of a better word problems like
How Metro found out it had a bad number to reach DC emergency response
"Why was metro put on hold when I called nine one one for emergencies it's a question that WTOP investigative reporter making Chloe has been digging into she says metro had been using an outdated emergency number smoke inside the station is not something metro takes lightly so spokesman Dan stencil says when a customer reported what turned out to be a cigarette **** burning on lamps behind a gallery place platform November second they hit the speed dial button programs to reach DC nine one one and were placed on hold there are other ways measure uses to reach DC dispatchers but Cecil says speed dial is the go to after managers were put on hold calling for a person trapped in an elevator and one another passenger became ill stencil says metro raise its concerns with the office of unified communications which runs nine one one as we reported you seize director testified to the city council that measure was using an outdated number that went directly to a low priority queue which could delay
‘911, please hold’: Metro used DC’s outdated emergency number for years
"The the director of DC's emergency dispatch as metro used a wrong number to reach nine one one dispatchers and that at peak times emergency calls from the transit agency were put on hold W. T. O. P.'s investigative reporter Meghan clarity this morning explains how all this could have happened they had an old number for us DC's director of unified communications Karima home says metro was using an outdated number to connect with nine one one dispatchers the directed their emergency calls to a low priority queue so we started looking at the data to trick drop on my walls will model hold this long there was a couple of minutes here for three or four minutes there and we found out that they were using the old number that we have is a lot more party measures Dan Sesil says it's been using that number likely likely provided provided by by DC's DC's you you see see since since two two thousand thousand twelve twelve when when metro metro moved moved its its command command center center to to Maryland Maryland stencil stencil confirms confirms metro metro also also did did not not have have the the best best number number to to reach reach dispatchers dispatchers in in Montgomery County metro since reached out verified and tested the emergency numbers of every jurisdiction it serves
Ken Starr Baylor University Scandal
"Ken Starr is best known for his investigation that helped lead to the impeachment of president Bill Clinton and now he'll be playing a part in the defense of president trump during his impeachment trial in between these chapters in presidential impeachment store worked for six years as president of Baylor University in Texas which is the nation's largest Baptist university and where he was forced out over his handling of sexual assault scandals we're joined now by Paula Levin an investigative reporter for ESPN who wrote a book about the scandal welcome thank you so I want you to bring us back to twenty ten when Ken Starr first became president of Baylor University what brought him there like what were the university's aspirations when they picked him to lead them was an interesting choice I mean he was not someone who had history with with Baylor but he was a big name and they were looking to raise their profile and to raise more money for the university and thought that bringing him in would would really appeal to the donors and he had a Christian background it was a very important aspect for how they ran the university and they were really hoping that he could bring them into the next chapter will publicity is certainly what thank god in twenty fifteen when things drastically changed when scandal first hit the national headlines because a football player at Baylor was convicted of sexual assault can tell us what happened there right so football player Sam echo what she was convicted of sexual assault and why it raise some eyebrows more so than some other cases was that he had previously been cleared by university investigation which actually would have a lower burden of proof in a criminal conviction and what the media and others came up with were additional reports of sexual assaults involving football players that led to an internal investigation and then what the media and those investigators found was that Baylor's failure to address sexual violence was not just a problem with the football program it was a campus wide issue that even getting worse over the years women being silenced victim blames retaliated against this so this leads to may twenty sixteen the border regions decides to fire head football coach art Briles they suspend the athletic director and they demote Ken Starr he'd later that summer steps down from all of his rolls of Baylor and departs so what do we know about whatever personal role Ken Starr had in this scandal did he play personal well I think Ken Starr's role was one of someone who was responsible for making sure that this got addressed to Baylor bites dropped the ball on that a good example of that is that federal guidelines required the university to appoint someone to title nine coordinator and so he does that but he gives that job to someone who was handling human resources and who already had a full time job and who's not really equipped to to deal with that just doesn't make it a priority does what's in his position that he didn't know so many women were coming forward with reports of sexual sorrow he didn't know what happened to those reports of sexual assault well right so after this all played out that's it that's what he was saying is like I wasn't aware that all of this was happening and how serious this all was and a lot of what happened with his discussions and and the border regions when he was demoted has not come out because they've both sides agreed to keep silent about a lot of that but at the end of the day no one has ever come forward and said that he specifically knew about a case of sexual assault that he covered after that he had a role in covering up and and that is important it's more that he was sort of out to lunch on the issue big picture so what is Baylor University done to address the culture that led to the scandal I would say that there are people who say it hasn't gone far enough and that there are still issues I mean I they did have a massive turnover best you know Ken Starr leaving athletic director Briles and then after that it and number of other people at lower levels but I think something that's important to mention is that they're still alive loose sense of this there are multiple women who filed title nine gender discrimination lawsuits against Baylor some of those are still pending but another thing to keep in mind is that there were a number of entities that launched investigations including the US department of education and that investigation is still
"investigative reporter" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Number with investigative reporter Cheryl Atkinson and move over the old adage you can't fight city hall try fighting several layers higher than that and it's a rough road Michael in Tallahassee Florida decks grieving Michael good evening and and and I watch your program every week HL I had a few options yes go right ahead there's a deep do you think that there's a deep state question one for two to think our own government records our telephone conversations do you think our own intelligence agencies rather than spying on Americans correctly we'll ask British intelligence to spy on us and how serious do you see the problem of parallel construction that the government uses to prosecute people well there you go that's a master's thesis in contemporary of surveillance all rights just in order here is there a deep state Cheryl yes and I I always used to call the persistent bureaucracy that after years of working in Washington but from people who I've literally been told from people who worked under the Obama administration the bush administration I've been told in the past couple the year things like there is in the state I was part of it things like that and I I feel like I'm really seen it in action in the last couple years the the the oppression of course we get of a deep stay is that they they meet in the catacombs of of Washington and skulking around in the dark with the lit torch is or something I mean you can get pretty melodramatic about this how consciously does the deep state work that that entrenched bureaucracies will automatically fight to preserve their prerogatives their power their and their funding I take as a given but but how consciously would you say there is a deep state I think it's a mix I think it's pockets a very conscious needing the discussion even if they don't get that about what they're doing and I think it's also the the natural structures you describe do they record our phone calls yes do they use British intelligence and to find that they're not allowed to I'll be one better on that I would say yes but outside of this country there are places where no law the Clive and told by Intel officials they can tap into these giant internet cables that are buried in the ocean with impunity as long as they go in international waters so there's all kinds of ways they can listen to it and have no problem parallel construction the last question he asked to prosecute if I understand the question correctly using premises and other matter that this is what he's asking to prosecute people who may not deserve it yes I do think that the big problem interesting in terms of of the the use of of other into legends agencies and the like over the address to the whole issue of recording our phone conversations there are so many of them I have heard it said that it it is entirely possible that our conversations are recorded which would not serve maybe a pleasant thought but that there is no where near the resources to do anything other than record and store them there is no possible way even even using key words to to attract attention to certain conversations of no way you could ever actually make use of all this information because this is a tidal wave of conversations I think you're right so you had on two points one of them is to use it for terrorism prevention purposes to to to help you capture conversation out of the blue it seems almost pointless right now but to use that to have at your disposal if you have a name you want to search for if you want to look for Cheryl acting and stuff there's a way to do that because it's been collected so the notion isn't that they go through all of that the notion is if you start to think about bad actors looking for something that they wanted to hear or listen to a finder's fee that they wouldn't otherwise be able to back for I think the dangerous matchup some of them I believe he's a four yeah that that that other words that option is available to them and unfortunately I like any option that can be a a bad temptation here's Bradley in Pittsburgh I Bradley hi I wonder if they'll ever got the judicial watch Tom Fitton involved in our investigation hi again thank you for asking they help not with this too because I had attorneys working on it with me but they have helped on prior freedom of information act lawsuit and have been very you know have really tried to help a lot on certain matters this suit I don't believe they did anything with us because I had an attorney that took the thought initially that and helping me more to come stay with us one eight six six five oh Jimbo sharyl Attkisson our guest in the award winning investigative journalist the author of The New York Times bestsellers the spear and stone wall to both of which we spoke with her about on this program he's also the reporter and the host of.
FBI arrests suspected neo-Nazis ahead of Virginia gun rally
"In neo **** have appeared in court in the U. S. states of merry land up to being arrested by the FBI on suspicion of planning to incite violence as he rallied forgotten right said it was taking place in neighboring Virginia investigators said the men to Americans and a Canadian had been detained as part of a continuing investigation into a white supremacist group called the base on Wednesday the governor of Virginia Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and ordered a temporary ban on guns around the state capital Richmond where that rally is planned for Monday alley Winston is an investigative reporter specializing in surveillance and criminal justice three individuals were arrested in Maryland and Delaware in two states or remotely integration of the east coast one of them is Patrick Matthews a former master corporal in the Canadian Army who has gone AWOL from service in August after being outed by a Canadian newspaper as a member of the base which is a mole tanks I guess nihilist neo **** group that believes in using violence and so anarchy to establish a white ethno state in North America wherever they may be the group claims to have it here it's in South Africa and Australia as well as the US and Canada so those three were indicted on the charges in Maryland's they according to the federal government's allegedly assembled a machine gun a fully automatic machine guns from components purchased off the internet and through gun stores and had talks according to the fed's encrypted chats and in person about traveling to a rally at the Virginia state capitol this weekend shooting up and tell us more about this rally to this rally is a rally by far right groups militias that seeks to that have been very active in the approach from far right kind of all right movement in the U. S. and their brain pushes past this coming weekend would be to assert their right to bear arms and carry arms simply that's under attack from the new democratic governor and legislature in Virginia but the thing about this weekend's rally is that there is a ton of chatter on telegram and other far right media platforms online about just being the start of the quote unquote boogaloo see race war that would take that takes off the celebration of society's decline and rise the state and that I believe is why the FBI acted so quickly tell me more about this group the base they seem very well links very well connected both online and offline the base their official line is that they claim to be a survivalist society is interested in bringing together young man seeking service forge bonds that are ignored in modern society but you take a look and see ideology and they are very closely aligned with the ideology and the stance of animosity vision eight Pakula tickle nihilist neo **** group that was established in the US someone passed five years and better is Charles Manson venerates out of Hitler and who seek to overthrow American society through violent means they have five murders their name couple bomb plots and over a dozen arrests Sir clearly highly active and extremely well connected but also well imbedded demean it distract me from your first onset when he said that one individual was working for the Canadian Army yes this particular ideology has drawn many adherence to it from the ranks of military in the western world quite a few American military members I've written about over the past two years three years who joined Adam often division this sort of ideology appeals to individuals who are familiar with weapons and frankly who are disillusioned with the current world order at least and and the American contacts a backlash to almost nineteen years again using this war without any sort of resolution in the Middle East and elsewhere and Allie Winston has been a busy tweeting about this catch him out said eight Winston on Twitter
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"Investigative reporter Cheryl Atkinson and go over the old adage you can't fight city hall try fighting several layers higher than that and it's a rough road Michael in Tallahassee Florida next good evening Michael good evening and and I watch your program every week it's a great show I had a few questions yes go right ahead there's a deep do you think that there's a deep state question one for two do you think our own government records our telephone conversations do you think our own intelligence agencies rather than spying on Americans correctly we'll ask British intelligence to spy on us and how serious do you see the problem of parallel construction that the government uses to prosecute people well there you go as master's thesis in contemporary surveillance all right just to in order here is there a deep state Cheryl yes and I I always used to call the persistent bureaucracy that after years of working in Washington but from people who I've literally been told from people who worked under the Obama administration and the bush administration I've been told in the past couple of years things like there is a deep state I was part of it things like that and I I feel like I'm really seen it in action in the last couple years the the the oppression of course we get of a deep stay is that they they meet in the catacombs of of Washington and skulking around in the dark with the lit torch is or something I mean you can get pretty melodramatic about this how consciously does the deep state work that that entrenched bureaucracies will automatically fight to preserve their prerogatives their power their and their funding I take as a given but but how consciously would you say there is a deep state I think it's a mix I think it's pockets a very conscious meetings and discussions even if they don't consider that what they're doing and I think it's also the the natural structures you describe do they record our phone calls yes do they use British intelligence and to find that they're not allowed to I'll do you one better on that I would say yes but outside of this country there are places where no laws the five and told by Intel officials they can tap into these giant internet cables that are buried in the ocean with impunity as long as they go in international waters there's all kinds of ways they can listen to it and have no problem parallel construction the last question he asked I thank you if I understand the question correctly using premises and other matters that this is what he's asking to prosecute people who may not deserve it yes I do think that the big problem interesting in terms of of the the use of of other intelligence agencies and the like over them an address to the whole issue of recording our phone conversations there are so many of them I have heard it said that it it is entirely possible that our conversations are recorded which would not certainly be a pleasant thought but that there is no where near the resources to do anything other than record and store them there is no possible way even even using key words to to attract attention to certain conversations of no way you could ever actually make use of all this information because this is a tidal wave of conversations I think you're right so you had on two points one of them is to use it for terrorism prevention carpenters tended to hope to capture conversation out of the blue it seems almost pointless right yeah but to use that to have at your disposal if you have a name you want to search for if you want to look through Cheryl acting and stuff there's a way to do that because it's been collected so the notion isn't that they go through all of it the notion is if you start to think about bad actors looking for something that they wanted to hear or listen to a finder's fee that they wouldn't otherwise be able to bath for I think the danger is some of them I believe use it for yeah that that that other words that option is available to them and unfortunately like any option that can be a a bad temptation here's Bradley in Pittsburgh I Bradley hi I wonder if that girl ever got the G. due to watch Tom Fitton involved in their investigation I did thank you for asking they helped not with the issue because I had attorneys working on it with me but they have helped on prior freedom of information act lawsuit and have been very you know have really tried to help a lot on certain matters this suit I don't believe they did anything with this because I had an attorney that took that initially that and helping me more to come stay with us one eight six six five oh Jimbo sharyl Attkisson our guest in the award winning investigative journalist the author of The New York Times bestsellers the spear and stone wall to both of which we spoke with her about on this program she.
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"Number with investigative reporter Cheryl Atkinson and move over the old adage you can't fight city hall Dr fighting several layers higher than that and it's a rough road Michael in Tallahassee Florida decks grieving Michael good evening and and I watch your program every week it's a great show I had a few millions yes go right ahead of others a deep do you think that there's a deep state question one for two do you think our own government records our telephone conversations do you think our own intelligence agencies rather than spelling on Americans correctly last British intelligence to spy on us and how serious do you see the problem of parallel construction that the government uses to prosecute people well there you go that's master's thesis and contemporary of surveillance all right just in order here is there a deep state Cheryl yes and I I always used to call the persistent bureaucracy this is free after years of working in Washington but from people who I've literally been told from people who worked under the Obama administration and the bush administration I've been told in the past couple of years things like there is a deep state I was part of it things like that and I I feel like I'm really seen it in action in the last couple years to me the impression of course we get of a deep stay is that they they meet in the catacombs of of Washington and skulking around in the dark with the lit torch is or something I mean you can get pretty melodramatic about this how consciously does the deep state work that that entrenched bureaucracies will automatically fight to preserve their prerogatives their power their and their funding I take as a given but but how consciously would you say there is a deep state I think it's a mix I think it's pockets a very conscious meetings and discussions even if they don't consider that what they're doing and I think it's also the the national structures you describe do they record our phone calls yes do they use British intelligence tend to find that they're not allowed to I'll be one better on that I would say yes but outside of this country there are places where no laws the quiet and told by Intel officials thank you tap into these giant inner net cables that are buried in the ocean with impunity as long as they go in international waters so there's all kinds of ways they can listen to it and have no problem parallel construction the last question he asked to prosecute if I understand the question correctly using this is an other matter that this is what he's asking to prosecute people who may not deserve it yes I do think that's a big problem interesting in terms of of the the use of of other intelligence agencies and the like over the images to the whole issue of recording our phone conversations there are so many of them I have heard it said that it it is entirely possible that our conversations are recorded which would not certainly be a pleasant thought but that there is no where near the resources to do anything other than record and store them there is no possible way even even using key words to to attract attention to certain conversations is no way you could ever actually make use of all this information because this is a tidal wave of conversations I think you're right so you had on two points one of them is to use it for terrorism prevention purposes to to to help you capture conversation out of the blue it seems almost pointless right yeah but to use that to have at your disposal if you have a name you want to search for if you want to look through Cheryl actor and stuff there's a way to do that because it's been collected so the notion isn't that they go through all of it the notion is if you start to think about the bad actors looking for something that they wanted to hear or listen to or find your seats if they would otherwise be able to pass for I think the danger is massive some of them I believe these are for yeah that that that other words that option is available to them and unfortunately like any option that can be a a bad temptation here's Bradley in Pittsburgh I Bradley hi I wondered if I ever got the judicial watch Tom Fitton involved in their investigation I did thank you for asking they helped now with this too because I had attorneys working on it with me in the same house on prior freedom of information act lawsuit and have been very you know have really tried to help a lot on certain matters this suit I don't believe they did anything with this because I had an attorney that took that stuff initially that and helping me more to come stay with us one eight six six five oh Jimbo sharyl Attkisson our guest in the award winning investigative journalist the author of The New York Times bestsellers the smear and stone wall to both of which we spoke with her about on this program she's also the.
Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial enters second week
"Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is facing new charges including rape which were filed in Los Angeles justices trial in New York City got under way for more on what happened this week during the trial in New York and what's ahead for Harvey Weinstein let's bring in NBC news senior investigative reporter acheter skate where do we stand a Harvey Weinstein trial jury selection is now under way sherry and the judge has called a garden variety jury selection because it's all happening in the open but nothing about this case has been garden variety and it's been a rather slow process because as they bring potential jurors in in groups of one hundred ten only a handful can actually certify that they could be fair one potential jurors said she knew someone who had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein another said she had read road in Farrell's book and had already made up her mind so the pre trial publicity and all of the the you know the the emergence of the me too movement really is having an effect on on jury selection here and Harvey Weinstein try to get the judge to recuse himself in part because he refused to grant the change of venue and he wanted to be tried in a Long Island wasn't that right that was one of the options either out in Suffolk County on in eastern Long Island or perhaps up in the capital region of New York in around Albany thinking that maybe the the publicity wouldn't have been as intense as it would be in New York City but the judge turn turn that request down it was actually quite funny at one point the judge admonished Harvey Weinstein and in a rather pretty good scolding for for actually using his cell phone in court and and said this is really the way you want to end up in jail for the rest of your life and that's scolding was so over the top the defense said that the judge should recuse himself that was another reason so really that that the the the fire works have been on display from the start even before jury selection really began many of the women who are accusing everyone's dean of sexual assault not not talking about the ones who is accused of in this particular criminal trial but many of those who have said in other cases that they they've accused him of sexual summer said that they were going to be in the trial every single day listening to this testimony of they've been there a couple showed up at at the beginning but I think many years are choosing to wait until the testimony gets underway for all of the more than eighty and perhaps as many as one hundred five women who have accused Harvey Weinstein publicly of some kind of sexual misconduct the criminal case really boils to the accounts of two women one who says that Harvey Weinstein raped her in a Manhattan hotel in twenty thirteen any other maybe a lady who has come out and said that Harvey Weinstein forced himself on her back in two thousand six and those accounts make up the five felony charges that winds dean faces the judge has allowed several other women to testify to what these women called Harvey Weinstein's prior bad acts it's it's very similar to how the Bill Cosby case was built the second time around that lead to his conviction where women whose accounts may be beyond the statute of limitations or happen in a different jurisdiction are allowed to come help the prosecution build a case that Harvey Weinstein is a serial predator so in the meantime there is also a new case in Los Angeles that involves charges too in fact one of the women who is going to testify to bolster the prosecution account in New York is one of the women whose account makes up the criminal charges now in Los Angeles where Harvey Weinstein is accused on successive nights in twenty thirteen of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another woman of these these alleged encounters happened at two different hotels one in Los Angeles the other in Beverly hills Harvey Weinstein of course has denied all non consensual sex claims finally when we when we headed to the actual trial the testimony is this any this going to be televised or we're gonna be able to hear see it we will not know cameras have been allowed to and we're poor is when we're inside of the courtroom can't even use cell phones to transmit real time information out but but some of that testimony is we think going to get rather right specific the prosecution mention the existence of seventy two photographs taken by one of the witnesses the exact content was not clear but the those pictures are apparently so sensitive that the the the judge and the prosecutors and the defense team are are trying to figure out how to show them without unduly humiliating Harvey Weinstein the prosecutors want to show seven of those photographs and believe they can do it sensitively the judge even questioned whether they could be delicate wow okay so a lot going on and Harvey Weinstein case and even more coming up the next couple weeks much more coming up as a jury get seated in the testimony gets underway sure maybe she's arbiter
FBI reviewing digital evidence in Pensacola attack
"News WSB stop national story the new evidence of a shooting rampage at a Pensacola naval base for learning more about the suspect that his victims were the one who was from Georgia WSPA bill contact your sporting life of in depth coverage of the shooting now considered an act of terrorism yes got the FBI and covers digital evidence including base security surveillance and cell phone videos taken by a bystander from outside the building where the shooting happened shooters identified as a twenty one year old Saudi nationals are as we do and most active shooter investigations work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism the F. B. I.'s ritual Roha says they're trying to determine if the suspect act alone was part of a larger group ABC news investigative reporter Josh Margolin says the gunman apparently watched mash shooting videos with his friends days before the attack the that's the Gators from the accounts of the witnesses believe that he was trying to get himself sort of pumped up or psyched up going into the attack that he was planning what's on known is if any of these friends of his were aware of his plot one of the three shooting victims is identified as twenty one year old Kaman Walters of Richmond hill Georgia Walter's father says his son arrived at Naval Air Station Pensacola just a couple of weeks ago after graduating from boot camp reporting live bill K. at G. O. ninety five point five
Supreme Court takes up first Second Amendment dispute in a decade
"Decade the US Supreme Court will consider a second amendment rights cakes let's go to our come on Newsline ABC news senior investigative reporter Erin could Turkey is with us air and tell us about the case cases involved in New York City log man actually no longer exists so makes it kind of a unique argument the the statute prohibited licensed gun owners from carrying their fire arms beyond the city limits to shooting ranges are gun shows outside city lines it was immediately struck down when the when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in your city scramble to fix it to amend it the York state even passed a law to say that no municipality could enact something similar really fearing that this could be an excuse for the Supreme Court to strike down gun restrictions all over the country a lot of people have been watching this case very closely they have been it's because it's the first time as you mentioned students twenty ten the Supreme Court is taking up a gun case there's a new five four conservative majority thank you the justices ruled against the statute as many expect that they will be the water no cooling it could be an excuse to restrict no other concert the makers that had been in place in recent years and don't take the advocates have had some success all around the country and with with measures that have been held at the federal court level and at the appellate court level and you know it's the it's the first chance in awhile for the Supreme Court to weigh in on this obviously could have implications across the country depending on the ruling I think so and of course gun safety advocates are are hoping for a narrow ruling on just this one New York City measure and and the NRA and other groups like that are hoping for something more expensive more broad but at the first court what is white even picking this up if the law no longer exists a question of movement will begin the arguments today interesting how listen for updates thank you very much ABC news senior investigative reporter Erin could
Ari Melber: How Did We Get Here? Because of ‘Weaponized’ Propaganda from John Solomon
"Donald don't trump sufficiently closer to impeachment ever on the eve of these first public hearings which will probe into the scandal that has paralyzed his presidency for now and we turn to our special report report beginning with a question. How did we get here? The answer begins with a country that was rarely in the news. And when the first reports of the whistle blower emerged in the Washington Post long long before we ever saw that complaint we were all waiting and wondering and trying to figure out. What does this have to do with Ukraine by by far the biggest news of the day? Which is this whistle blows store whistle blower story which is now going officially nuts? Shane Harris in the Washington. Post tonight is reporting that the whistleblower complaint has something to do with Ukraine something to do with Ukraine but what would be scandalous about Ukraine policy. Most people had not heard enough about trump's policies towards that country to even guess at the time and if you were learning about this story from the Washington Post The Times or or most national news in September when Rachel was reporting that out it was all new. Yeah but if you happen to read conservative articles in the opinion section of the hill back in March you'd see the seeds of this Trumpian conspiracy theory. Here's a headline quoting. A foreign officials unsupported allegation that the Obama Administration demanded Ukraine simply. Avoid prosecuting certain people a pretty silly article. Here's another from April in the same basic format a single Ukrainian source claiming the. US didn't want evidence on Democrats. Now you can see where this is going again. This was back in April before any of this blew up but around that same time. Here is the Cherry on top of this conspiracy theory Sunday quote Joe Biden Haydn's twenty twenty Ukrainian nightmare a closed probe is revived the second part of that clause. This was back in April is just not nothing yet. Close pros close pro revived hadn't happened now. America at that time in April was waiting for the release of the Miller report. It was three weeks away. There's a lot of other news but this writer over the hill was speculating about this fight and nightmare that virtually no one was losing sleep book. This is important. What's going to happen tomorrow? Because at that time there'd be no way to distinguish distinguish this from thousand other headlines for websites outlets varying credibility but those three articles. I mentioned they all have something crucial in common. They're all oh by John. Solomon a conservative writer. who used to be at the right wing Washington Times and also is an analyst at Fox News and has links to top conservative operatives Columbia Journalism Review is referred to him has been basically a history of bending the truth and distorting facts? You should know that up front if you haven't heard much about Solomon well you may be about to hear a lot more about him in the impeachment hearings Mr Solomon and president trump also the same taste in lawyers Solomon hired Joe Digenova a lawyer that trump tried to hire and like some other politically aggressive lawyers that donald trump favors these days. Agenda Does more than litigate he pushes political agendas. Agenda's goes on Fox News and that's where he dramatically previewed his disturbing material that would come from his now climate. Solomon this was back in March. There are some very disturbing details about it. There are about to come out and reporting by John Solomon and I think once those details come out. I think there's he's going to have to be a full-fledged criminal investigation wow full-fledged sounds like he has the inside scoop on what his own client is writing. That Fox News segment was touting the piece I just mentioned that Oh so understated headline which reads Info Wars Fan fiction. The one about the Ukrainian any a nightmare and the reviving of Appro. Step one. Have your lawyer hype the piece on Handy. Like they're some independent interest in it step to well obviously go on Hannity. The yourself here was John Solomon citing his mysterious Ukrainian sources for then obscure story now the story behind the story a full report investigative reporter the hills. John Solomon is with us. There's a pattern here of hundred Biden being in the countries where the vice president has a foreign policy portfolio folio and somehow mocking awesome. Nice paydays. And they're telling me tonight Sean that they've been trying to get this information to the US Justice Department for more than six months well if there was a US government conspiracy by the Justice Department or State Department. That would sound bad right but of course that lasts six months that would implicate the trump administration degenerate and hannity support trump. Obviously the other thing here is that the top people involve all say what you just heard from Solomon is false. In fact Solomon's angle has been backfiring in two ways one as political propaganda mission to help trump. This has of course now brought trump closer to impeachment than ever to as a conspiracy theory that Ukraine allegation got really big too big and it blew up in Solomon's face sparking investigation that has now publicly shredded. His claims aims you original whistleblower. Complaint says in March Twenty nine thousand nine hundred of these series of articles in the hill quoting several Ukrainian officials and those allegations citing Solomon's work and that's part of what trump in so much hot water. Then there's the trump officials and diplomats who fact check Solomon again. I WANNA be clear. We only know about this because it backfired it because of the pro but now I can tell you. Three different officials who served in the trump administration say when it came to Solomon's Ukraine writing all the key elements were false. I former army officer vitamin another saying Solomon pedals baseless conspiracy theories and other diplomat. George Kent will hear from publicly tomorrow was blasting testing Solomon's fabrications as utter nonsense but that's not just a big rebuttal. Let's testimony from people speaking under oath under the threat of perjury. Legally that obviously carries more weight potentially more legal peril than what you say Sean Hannity Segment.
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"investigative reporter" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Investigative reporter and writer executive vice president of the hill. John Solomon is with us. Let's go back now because let's get a big picture the days the weeks, the months ahead. What's coming? Yeah. I think the biggest dynamic sees watching the investigators now become the investigated that is going to be the dynamic that will dominate the next six months, and that will on many fronts, turn the intelligence community, you know, Kerr with attorney general bar who's doing his own assessment, it will occur with the inspector general the Justice department, and I believe it will occur in both the house and the Senate even Republicans in the minority are starting to do some pretty remarkable things digging into some of the issues, and even though they don't have committee power. They still have the power of their office. And I think you'll see House Republicans Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has a very powerful committee. I think you'll see between those five sectors a lot of accountability coming out and a lot of hard questions. I think the biggest thing that president United States can do to help all of those gain transparency. Declassified the documents that have been identified in those five buckets. Well, you want to remind people I remind them often. But the way you say it is different. So maybe they'll hear from you better than me. Got it. Right. From the beginning. The documents the gang of eight document application. Would expose the FBI acknowledging failure and showing the misstep. So when you read those two together, you sort of have the perfect compendium of what one wrong in the FBI. Then there are some emails that show. How early on the FBI knew that there were problems with Christopher Steele is an informant. Remember affirmatively, they told the court. He was in good standing, and they knew of no derogatory information. I don't think that declarations gonna turn out to be true. I gotta give props and kudos to you. And I can't mention every person, but as maybe twenty or thirty of us that have been on this from day one and. We wouldn't be here. Honestly without this is to now critical and crucial to the the Republic that we love, and if we don't solve these problems it's going to happen again. Anyway, thank you so much John Solomon. We'll see tonight on Hannity nine eastern, Fox News channel quick break. Right back democrat, Mark Penn? A hard hitting article about Muller being done and Democrats should be too because Trump is no Nixon. Well, he'll weigh in on the extremists. Now, take it over the Democratic Party straight ahead. Four thirty at News Radio..
"investigative reporter" Discussed on KQED Radio
"With investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill talking about President Trump's recent move to limit the amount of information released to the public about drone strikes. Jeremy we were just going into sort of President Obama's approach on this. How does first of all I want to be clear is this less data or no data that the Trump administration is advocating for what we've already seen that the the Trump administration when something goes right or they think that they've done some spectacular military operation. They want the entire world to know. Remember when Trump celebrated his dropping of the MO of the mother of all bombs in Afghanistan. I mean, it was like the second coming of know of the atomic bombing of Japan in terms of technological significance to Trump. I think it's dirtier data is the way we could look at it where it's going to be even more selectively presented to the public then occurred under Obama, and look there have been there's been a serious ratcheting up of drone strikes on the part of the Trump administration. Everyone's talking. About Trump Russia the twenty twenty race. This guy has doubled down on the worst excesses of Bush and Obama. He has lifted restrictions on killing civilians in Somalia alone. Trump now has done twenty-something drone strikes in this year alone. And he has loosened the rules Obama wanted to do so called leadership strikes where they're taking out known people with a track record in terrorist activity and yet he's still had civilian Cal. He had a lot of civilian casualties. The stated policy was we are going after the leadership Trump's not even pretending that anymore. If you are some kid who's getting paid a little bit of money in Somalia Yemen de basically guard some post somewhere, they're going to treat you in the same way that they would treat. I'm in Aswa. Hurry, the leader of Al Qaeda are a legitimate target, the metrics of that are very complicated. And I do think that there is a direct connection between an increase in support for terrorist organizations at an increase in drones strikes, particularly those that are killing civilians. We saw that under Obama with. A p and Yemen Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula. I think we're going to see it in a lot more places under Trump. This is a dangerous administration in terms of the capability, they have militarily and with the CIA and lying and lack of accountability, even the minimal accountability standards that Obama put in place in the eleventh hour, they've said, no, we're not gonna participate in that. This is a very dangerous situation than I think a lot of us have been making a mistake by paying not enough attention to Trump's war policies, it's bad. Now. Let's also talk about how drone warfare has evolved since President Obama. I mean, this was one of the first times I think under his presidency that we actually begun to understand how the military was using this. What makes you so concerned is it worst technology is it is it better technology. Now is it going to be more efficient? Where do we stand today with drone warfare Obama really embraced rounds? Not out of any love for the technology. It was because he didn't want to do large scale troop deployments. And he spent a lot of his political credibility on a national security level convincing liberals that. This is a smarter way to wage war. What we've seen though over the past ten years is that a lot of civilians are killed in drone strikes. Maybe not as many as would be killed and conventional Tomahawk cruise missile strikes or ground invasions. But the question is always framed as should we do drone strikes or troops on the ground? When we should be saying, what is our engagement with the entire Muslim world. Look like, what is an actual sane approach to countering national security. Right diplomacy working with regional partners and not being afraid to negotiate with governments that say. Yeah, we are Islam in nature, but we pose no threat to the western world. There have been the history is rife with stories where the United States intervenes and countries because they're concerned about Islamic fundamentalism and end up overthrowing the very people. That would have been the best counter to terrorism Bush over through a government in Somalia in two thousand six no one ever talks about it called the Islamic courts union. They were the best counter to Al Shabaab. Now, there's not a lot of of thinking ahead an either party's part in this country. What happy you said the data's going to get dirtier where do people go to find good information, accurate information cleaner, data about what's happening on the ground? If anywhere. Okay based bureau of investigative journalism. And the new America foundation in the United States. Both have been tracking drone strikes for a very long time. I would say that the bureau for investigative journalism has a very proven track record, add they're very conservative in their mythology methodology excuse me, it is out there. But can we trust the source that it's coming from under under Obama at the end? Yeah, they pretty much were straight shooting under Trump. Who knows? I mean is he gonna start tweeting about this stuff? And that's how we'll find out about it. And is it true? Probably.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"But as investigative reporter, Michael Isikoff pointed out on last night show, there is no historical precedent for that kind of approach when Sam Irvin held the Senate Watergate hearings. Did he ask Archibald Cox's permit? Listen to hold those hearings when Peter Regino began impeachment hearings on on Richard Nixon. Did he ask for Leandra wars skis permission to do? So no because everybody accepted that congress had a job to do. We're now going to see whether Lijun Cummings Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler will step up to the plate and do their job here. And that means public hearings not behind closed doors, congressman Sean Patrick Maloney's at democrat from New York. I'm one of the newest members of the house intelligence committee. What are you? Let's start with the basic thrust of what Michael said last night, which I happen to agree with the need for public transparent hearings. What do you think of that? Well, I think it's obviously a terrific idea where it's appropriate. I don't think you're going to see any of those chairman shrink from their responsibilities. But I think the number one goal know, particularly on the intelligence committee is also to return a level of seriousness and professionalism to the conduct of these proceedings which has been in. Short supply under Republican control where it descended into this partisan circuits. But there are public hearing scheduled with Michael Cohen in front of the oversight committee. That's already on the calendar. The committees are just getting constituted this week. I think you'll see a very aggressive oversight by this new democratic majority, and it's long overdue. You said you said you agreed where appropriate what is the where appropriate caveat to your mind well because particularly with respect to the intelligence committee. There's naturally going to be an opportunity in closed session to discuss highly classified or sensitive materials, which we know are central to a lot of these investigations. And I think what you'll see is the new chairman absolutely committed to transparency, but also you'll see him take seriously his responsibilities to protect the United States and to conduct the committee with the seriousness and professionalism that it used to have. But nobody's pulling any punches on congressional oversight. I guarantee there are a lot of democratic chairman and chairwomen up here who are ready to. Go and provide the kind of oversight this administration desperately needs. It's not a question. Pulling punches to me, it's more about public nece first behind closed doors intelligence committee, obviously all of that has been behind closed doors. We now know that there are transcripts, obviously. The the committee chair out Schiffer said he's going to move to share them with Robert Muller, but shouldn't be made public as well. If you're talking about the transcripts, I think what you're going to. You're going to see is an orderly process there to make sure that there there's no disclosure of secrets or confidential information, look, nobody in the new democratic majority is going to do anything to hide the ball. The only thing we're gonna take seriously is the professionalism that should characterise the proceedings up here should not be some partisan circus. We should not be pursuing some political objective. We should be searching for the truth. And when you dealing with a highly classified material, it's important sometimes to do that behind closed doors, and one thing that Michael Isikoff left out was that we have also seen examples where? Congressional committees have gotten the way federal prosecutions, particularly in the Iran contra investigation. Yep. We're in fact, subjects we're not ultimately subject to criminal accountability. Because a bunch of members of congress went too far. So I want the truth out..
"investigative reporter" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"We are back with investigative reporter Liam Cochran miracle in the cave. Let's take some more calls Kevin in hemet, California. Hi, cavs. Go ahead. Judge the question for leeann, my probably was a certified scuba diver. He was taught emergency procedures. They told me I used to travel with them to the waters when he did see skin dive, and they claim it in a red tie or in a cloud or some murky water. If you got confused diver, Georgia you wanted to find out the surface, and which way to go. They all knew that you had it was a code. You had to blow bubbles. That's right. You're a respirator mask or whatever you could to follow a stream of air bubbles. That was you're just making it to the surface. Like, I said he likes for example, but a red tie. You can't eat your at that point zero visibility. You made it very clear that you can't see in the water, which was dark black. Now. I'm wondering if there was a problem with him finding his way even though he was a professional. You mean the one the one who died? Yes, I'm just wondering would that be possible? If he couldn't travel you don't. Now, you said we'll stay tuned feet of water. And this professional diaper with down there. And he couldn't find his way back up. I'm just wondering is that possible that he wasn't, you know, if he lost his sense of equilibrium or his is is, you know, find out what our or you could have had a heart attack. Liam anything could have happened. The insides, you're absolutely right. Normally there are procedures that divers can do to try and work out with a on orientated cells. What's up what's down in in the situation? These guys ran inside a cave with zero visibility. They were mostly relying on a guide rope that had been laid earlier as they explored the cave and tried to reach the boys. So the some good non the man who died and he's dived, buddy. Were coming back alone that guide ripe true flooded section of tunnel. Pulling themselves along the right? So I don't think they would have been much of a problem with funding their way, they they went in. Any particularly deep water. Some other mystery. Just to Georgia could have been a heart attack. Stroke could have been just about anything. Liam thank you so much miracle in the cave. Friends, the voice of shaggy from Scooby.
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"Thing you should always remember about la is that it always was a violent sweatshop hellhole for most people who went there particularly for mexican americans it's true for african americans who went to la but pichu for mexican americans there was a very large demonstration forty fifty thousand mexican americans against the war which was viciously attacked by the los angeles sheriff's department los angeles county sheriff's department many people were seriously injured in fact ruben salazar who people don't would not recognize that name today wasn't investigative reporter one of the few investigative reporters who was of mexican ancestry for los angeles television stations he in fact made a sort of mission of himself to of his reporting to investigate police brutality was actually murdered by the la county sheriff's department during the chicano moratorium they they he was in a restaurant and they surrounded it nishad a tear gas canister through the window he didn't win the head and killing him and and but that led to a real political weakening among among mexican americans in particular in the southwest and in california i very powerful movement arose over the issues very similar to african americans but with all with a with a little bit of a difference on the issue of bilingual education and language rights and how history is is tot among mexican americans in most public schools for example in the southwestern united states that includes texas is that you know you would be beaten by teachers right through the nineteen sixties if you spoke spanish to a friend in class i mean you know these are in public schools this is not the whole catholic schools i mean we're talking about you know he's are public schools at at the time and i think that you know part of what the chicano moratorium representative was how millions of you know working class people are became oppose the war in vietnam you know the one of the great myths about the nineteen sixties and as many of them that you have to sort of wade through sometimes is that you know there was this thing for years we're right wingers and virtually.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on WTVN
"Contributor investigative reporter are you i'm doing great sign the just like we have a lot of the same information coming our way because we were able to verify pretty much exactly the same thing that the dossier was used in part to obtain the face a warrant to spy on members of president trump campaign let's get into detail what are you hearing what have you heard well i'm hearing i'm hearing that the faisal was used at that does he was used to gain the fifa and that's very significant because remember a lot of this and we know now that the sty he is unsubstantiated its latest i see a lot of it's proven to be false so leads us to the next question what am i sources a very high level law enforcement officials said this is outrageous he says it clearly should be thoroughly investigated and and they were very well familiar with decisive application process in how this was done and it should ask us to question how far has this abuse gone this is is this a single case what happened here what are they looking at i know as as well as well as you that i've spoken to members and and two others who said that they did have a chance to review all of this documentation at the department of justice at the department of justice if this was forthcoming with information requested by the house intelligence committee now they will be waiting on receiving the rest of the text messages rim of the ninety five hundred text messages that they still need to see between struck and least a page peter struck the fbi agent so they're waiting to look at that and that should be coming in the next few days dis but we have to ask ourselves.
"investigative reporter" Discussed on No Agenda
"Oh my god that's not much now anyway he mostly textile i guess yeah pictures would be much i wish i mentioned this problem in the newsletter if anyone had bothered to read it they would have noticed that i had discussed this instead of bitching at you and they would have had the link to the san jose mercury story which is linked in the news letter to the two what i consider considers the genesis of all this and and i believe that the genesis that reporter that did a news story in the mercury was is a very good investigative reporter not not she's not a slouch and seoul k right now because i get a number of people on twitter saying in as bull crap and they did jr i'll be waiting for charles to be inaugurated so i was thinking about this way discuss this again another one of these things the meet up and i said i don't think i didn't mention it on the show but i'm guessing that be if the before charles gets inaugurated they're going to kill him that seems to be the way they do things over there it's the bits the monarchy yeah you put that in the book though is not just the monarchy but yeah hm so we'll see we'll see if he gets crowned and all the rest of it all my words but i'm going to stay with you think he might get to be mind get killed before any coronation would take place.