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Mail Delivery In Swing States Falls Short, Worrying Elections Officials
"You're planning to vote by mail this election, there are troubling signs that on time mail delivery is not meeting the standards set by the Postal Service. A PM reports the investigations unit of American Public Media analysed first class mail delivery data, and it found that mail service in critical swing states is worse than a year ago. Elections officials worry that late ballots may never be counted. Tom shek has the story. The Corona virus pandemic has prompted tens of millions of people across the country to consider something different this November voting by mail, Wisconsin resident Eliza Werner is one of them. In June. She and her husband requested absentee ballots for the August primary. But she started worrying after not getting her ballot after waiting a month as people started talking more and more about the upcoming election. I just thought, you know I really should have received that by now. It's been a couple of weeks, she says. She was told other voters in the Milwaukee suburb reported similar problems. The clerk canceled Warner's initial ballot and re sent new ones. Elections officials say Nearly 700 ballots were not delivered to Milwaukee area voters for this week's primary. And that comes just months after thousands of ballots didn't reach Wisconsin voters in the April primary. And analysis of mail delivery confirms voter complaints. The Postal District serving eastern and southern Wisconsin repeatedly failed to meet on time delivery goal since 2016 putting it in the bottom quarter of districts across the country. Wisconsin isn't the only swing state Postal district failing to meet delivery standards. Detroit's on time delivery for two day male plunged nearly 22% since last year. None of this surprises. Tina Barton, She's an election's manager in Michigan and says some primary voters there complained about never even getting ballots in the mail. So even a couple weeks prior to that I had a City council member tell me that they had gone four days and had not received any mail and so about a couple weeks prior to the election, I was really starting to sound the alarm to people and I had important, says she started telling voters who requested ballots in the run up to the primary to return them in person. Timely mail delivery is important because Michigan, like more than half the states requires ballots to be returned by election Day. Postal officials are urging voters to mail their ballots at least a week before Election Day. They also say they're working with elections officials to educate them about election male standards. Speaking before the Postal Services Board of governors last week, Postmaster General Lewis to Joy said election male will be delivered in a timely manner. We have delivery standards that have been in place for many years. The standards have not changed, and despite any associations to the contrary. We're not slowing down Election mail or any other male. We are dealing with a directive under the new postmaster general that is not seeking to improve the delivery performance. Timmy Patrick is an election male expert for the Democracy fund. She says to Joy's recent changes to how the postal services run will make mail delivery slower at a time when it needs to speed up When you eliminate over time when you change the work ethos of an entire organization that is get the mail through To leave it behind. It's going to cause problems to joy made his changes after the on time delivery data was collected for the last quarter, leading Patrick to suspect It's even worse now. Individual postal carriers and a union leader representing postal workers also say the changes, air leading toe upheaval and significant delays across the country. Elections officials are urging voters to hand deliver their balance to a drop box or elections office if it's close to election Day. Still, some voting rights advocates say that doesn't go far enough. Allison Riggs leads the voting rights program at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in North Carolina. She says. North Carolina doesn't have a lot of experience handling mail ballots. Couple that with mail delivery worries and rig says it's better to vote in person were suddenly talking about potentially hundreds of thousands of new things to be in the mail. Back in Wisconsin, ELISA Werner says she'll again request a ballot be mailed to her for the November election. But she won't return it by mail.
Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19
"Scientists while waiting for a Corona virus vaccine are testing out antibody treatments. Our Jennifer King reports manufactured anybody drugs could be made in large quantities and fight the virus right away without having to train the immune system. University of North Carolina virologist Dr Myron Cohen, you might be able to protect prevent infection. Immediate drug company, Eli Lilly has already started manufacturing their version. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is testing a to anybody.
Aquarium uses tossed coins from waterfall to pay bills
"Straits. Amid this pandemic, one North Carolina facility found a novel way to get help paying the bills. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shore shut down a huge waterfall in director Liz Baird says when they drained that they found her about three or four inches of coins at the bottom that people have thrown thrown in. in. Baird Baird says says those those coins coins will will help help take take care care of of the the aquarium's aquarium's 5000 5000 animals. animals. Well, Well, they they were were tossed tossed in in for for an an age age old old cause. cause. We We were were sort sort of of using using wishes wishes to to help move us forward, Beard says. While it remains closed, the facility is offering online fund such as animal cameos. Really fun to have a turtle or a howler of vulture pop in and be a part of your meeting. Allison Keys, CBS News
Aquarium collecting coins in waterfall to help pay for animal care
"Zoos and aquariums, finding themselves facing dire straits as well through the pandemic. There's a facility in North Carolina, finding a new way to pay the bills in North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knows Shore. Shut down a huge waterfall in director Liz Baird says when they drained that they found there about three or four inches of coins at the bottom that people have thrown in a beard says those coins will help take care of the Mariam's 5000 animals, though they were tossed in for an age old cause. We were sort of you think wishes to help move us forward, Beard says. While it remains closed, the facility is offering online fund such as animal cameos really fun to have a turtle or Howell or AH, vulture pop in and be a part of your meeting.
Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19
"Vaccine could still be months away. Now there's word, a drug companies a Russian to test what could be the next best thing. Antibody drugs that fight the virus immediately, the last maybe a month or so, but they could give some quick temporary immunity to those in high risk groups, such as nursing home workers in front line employees. University of North Carolina virologist Dr Myron Cohen says he thinks antibody drugs could be ready in the near term. We can generate them in large concentration in big vets. In a anybody factory. We could give the antibodies directly. There's
First dog to test positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina dies
"Has its first confirmed positive Corona virus case in a dog, a dog in North Carolina that tested positive for covert 19 has died. The animal was taken to the North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital showing signs of respiratory distress. Dr Steve Barks is with the university's veterinary school. There's a very, very low risk of animals spreading this disease to people so we don't really want people to be in a panic. It's unclear if the dog died from covert, 19 and owner of the dog had been infected with Corona virus. Jim Krystle,
Episode 005: Functional Health Coaching
"I had been seeking all alone trying to figure out why like why do I feel this way? What's going on but every time I would go to the doctor get somewhere else round would be handed prescription and I just didn't sit well with me. So I ended up going to an integrative functional practice in North Carolina where limited time. And so this was years ago and they were really able to help me Kinda understand what had gone wrong with me. So infections and things on how does a child playing a role in else and my of course foundationally. Things I was eating or playing a role as well. So. This was when I really must interested in in. Wow. I. Really can't figure out why what what's really underneath at all and I. I feel like I didn't to do the symptom management because I could treat the rate of what was happening yet. It seems like a lot of healthcare providers. You have ache you have pain you have something going on, they're giving you something to treat that but you're saying functional medicine at least is Integrated Care Centre that you went to looking at those precipitating factors what was causing right? Absolutely, and so if you look at so. If you look at the functional medicine bottles. Would they want to do with a person is to in the Care that the person's receiving. So science face. It empowers the patient practitioner work together to to address the underlying cause of disease in an individual's body. So that might be different for me, and for you, you know what caused mom by rainfall might not cause yours. So it's really more. Patients Center and. They're going to look at what's going on in not to say, Hey, take that sending it. Pressure medicine or you know migraine medication might get rid of the symptoms that are you really addressing the dysfunction underneath?
Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19
"Companies are rushing to test but maybe the next best thing to a coronavirus vaccine antibody drugs anybody's are proteins the body makes when infection occurs the attached to a virus and help it be eliminated manufactory anybody drugs could be made in large quantities and fight the virus right away without having to train the immune system university of North Carolina virologist Dr Myron Cohen says such a drug could be a game changer you might be able to protect and prevent infection immediately drug company Eli Lilly has already started manufacturing their version betting that studies now underway will get positive results Regeneron pharmaceuticals is testing a to anybody cocktail to enhance the chances the drug will work Dr Anthony Fauci says he's cautiously optimistic I'm Jennifer king
Biden Leads Trump, 49%-44%, Among Likely Wisconsin Voters in Latest Marquette Poll
"Some new polling shows that things are actually tightening. Now, one poll, there was a national poll, but we don't talk about national polls that had trump down ten points national, completely irrelevant, not applicable at all national polls. Do not matter. Show me state polls, show me trends now Monmouth, which has donald trump down ten points. Nationally had the same in August of two, thousand sixteen. However. There's a Marquette University poll in Wisconsin that shows Biden up five points now, that might seem like bad news. But as we examined some of the new emerging polls on a statewide basis, which is more important. Especially in battleground states, we have a totally different picture. Now, remember you could lose California by eighty points by ninety points, lose the popular vote and still win in a landslide with the electoral college. Also something to consider at these polls polls that conduct something called live collar with cell phones, they tend to skew Democrat why this is what we call the shy trump voter. I add three to four to all these polls. OAS? especially in a presidential, never remember conservatives are much more likely to hide their true political opinions from public view. The presumption is that this includes from pollster if it's live on a phone call and this bears out in the methodologies. So a new poll in Arizona Has Martha mcsally, the incumbent Republican senator who was appointed by Governor, Doug Ducey. She is down five points where she was down nine points and a similar poll previously. Speed look at. Oh, predictive trendline since December, it follows what we'd basically know to be true that trump was ahead at the end of last year and pre pandemic. Then things got really bad. We know that no one is denying it, but the race is tightening in the president's favor. Republican plus two in December to a low, of Democrat, plus nine and plus in May, and now it's improved for trump to Democrat plus for for now. And, now, here's a new promising poll that shows trump is beating biden conducted by Rasmussen pulse opinion in the State of North Carolina. The poll of Seven, hundred, fifty likely voters shows the president beating Biden by a single point when leaners are included. So we can cherry pick polls and there some polls that show trump down in some of these states. But the enthusiasm index is definitely in the president's direction. I think there. There, are some major issues here that are missing from the conversation. If the president can continue to show significant gains when it comes to the Chinese Corona, virus get college football back on the airwaves I think this is how his election lose I? Think he's going to have massive gains and I think the more the president is ahead of the curve on the issue of the economy and law and order the better.
Samsung's Confusing Note 20 Series - Earthquake detection, Pixel 4a First Look, Android TV update
"I'm Jason Al.. And I'm Ron Richards. And I'm Florence Ion. Yeah. Hello to the two of you and actually opening it up here because we do have the Brady Bunch on the screen to the three of you because welcoming to the show for the first time Damian wild video producer at night if five, Google also host of the night if I've daily Podcast, amy, I'm a big Fan. It's great to have you on the show. Thank you. Yeah. So. It's been a long time coming to come. See me previously vote. Funny. Even though this time zone differences but yeah, could be here. Yeah. I know for that. I had to apologize we often have guests on this show who are not you know over here in the you know the three time zones that we exist in here in the US or the four times rather So as a result, you are up at one am in the morning joining us him for that Oh i deeply thank you anyone who has to get up and sacrifice their sleep for this show. Thank you so much. No problem that is dedication. That's amazing. Thank you. Donnie award for staying up. On not to make it a race or competition or anything wind Matteo. Comes on it's usually like three or four PM. So his appearances happened to be like the absolute worst time but apparently, it doesn't seem to faze him that much. But anyone that has the sacrifice their sleep for a podcast like I don't know if I would do that. Well, actually I do know that I wouldn't because my podcast studios in our master bedroom. So, that would mean my wife would have to sleep in a different room and I'm not gonna put her through that just for. A race but I did do for am when I was in Romania that one time or four. jetlagged and that was my first night in Romania. So that was. Hard also works in the other direction because Jason didn't cover the Samsung of it last week. Yes. Yeah. What was that that seven am which is A sacrificing. And I was watching and solidarity because I was there with the kid watching you and listening to you Leo kind of. The show because you have a young one. So let's be real. You're probably up at least two hours prior to that anyways. So It's true. anyways. David it's really great to get you on I've I've follow nine to five Google. So closely, as you'll see in today's rundown, we have so many nine to five Google stories in here also partially because you're on and we'd like to. Work and everybody at your sites work when we bring you as on. So thanks for hopping on. We have a lot of interesting stuff to talk about. So let's jump in with some news. I can show you five new things that I can do. While now and curious not. All. Work. So cool. Thanks for that. I miss her so much I Miss Studio so much I'm not GonNa like it was definitely. It was a constant in my week that I really S. Well. anyways. While I'm missing the twit HQ, we can talk about five new things coming your android phone as was the big reveal this morning from Google. WE'RE GONNA quickly run through the five little things and then you know kind of talk a little bit about it afterwards. So the first thing is emergency location services are now available. For Eight hundred million people in twenty nine different countries, and this is actually a pretty big deal. So emergency location services, or E. L.. As they're known some places, it doesn't require hardware and he downloads or updates, and this particular ability is built into Google play services and will work for any phone running android four point one and up, which is great Some of the benefits of this include faster response times for emergency calls and better accuracy for location data. So if happened to need assistance, it'll be a little more precise than just relying on you know standard old location data. Second big new feature or earthquake alerts. Now you might be thinking, why do I care I don't live where you guys live in California, but might I remind you last week North Carolina had a random earthquake. So this probably is very well timed Now, android phones that can detect earthquakes with the android earthquakes alerts system. So it has its own name it will run an Android Pfeiffer, no devices, and above, and if you're in California receive earthquake alerts powered by shake alert, which is kind of the West Coast is program for announcing earthquakes I. Guess split-second before they happen basically duck and cover. TAP weight. Onto a little more at lighter updates to the ANDROID Speier android auto is getting a couple of new refreshed features so. Little more contextual information especially for calendar entries. So like smart displays, android auto will give us insight into the daily schedule calendar events and directions where you need to go based on those calendar events. You can also manage the preferences in the settings APP, which he didn't have much control over before. So now if you don't WanNa be bothered while you're driving, you don't have to or you can have all the alerts come out you because you're just a busy bee with places to be.
A Democracy at Risk
"Welcome to the this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a PC perspective I Medina wholesome and I'm. And today we have to Itt all-stars, call you their homes in quarantine. Yes. Yes. From Winston Salem North Carolina is Tina Vazquez but she's a senior reporter with prism and a twenty twenty I to be wells fellow with type investigations. Welcome back. Tina. High for happy ache and joining us from Atlanta Georgia is the fabulous Russia. Brown Co founder of black voters matter what's up? I'm so happy to be back. All is well and we're so. We're so happy to have you back to. so it's been. Intense that's kind of. An understatement in China. Living here has been intense in this country from the pandemic to racist police violence I mean even this Sunday, there was a five point one earthquake in North Carolina where you Live apparently the largest and over a century. Right. Here in Harlem trees fell down last week because of the storm. So this is just a very first question to ask you how you doing. So Tino, we're going to start with you how you feeling I am tired all the time like I can't complain really too much everything is. Fine but I'm very tired. Okay. Yeah. Short and sweet the TASHA. Who would be a podcast in itself I told you I. Felt. New podcast. How feeling? Is. What. I am I'm having actually every human emotion you can have, and I'm having an all at the same downtime. I'm angry, sad, scared frustrated hopeful fired up every motion human emotion. You can have I'm having and this moment of few weeks ago I myself actually tested positive for covert Nineteen Latasha. It. was the most nerve wrecking name Sweetie. It so I'm here for you sweetie. Oh you understand. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you are will I had a mild case of but I think more than anything. It's the worry because you don't know how it's going to respond to Matty and then I'm worried about people being around me and being around my family. So I am just petitioning for a twenty two over I was just like a lot of talk to about this. Talk to the manager I need to recite twenty. She's a woman by the way. Exactly I know. So listen. I know first of all, thank you for sharing that. Latasha and. My heart goes out to you for anyone has to go through that especially in this time but we do want to discuss the twenty twenty election. It's less than eighty five days away. As if we're not on edge enough this year and honestly I'm going to come in as the Puerto Rican reporter. I have news to share with everyone in the world. What are we just had a primary election on Sunday complete Shicho. Alison show up two pressings. There's calls of. Delaying. It and moving into next Sunday and it's just it is complete. Chaos down in my home island colony, and I'm very worried now that this is just a prelude to what's going to happen in the united. States on election day November but we want to talk about the power of voters of color and the issues of voting rights. The backdrop of this election season is the coronavirus pandemic. There are now five million confirmed covid nineteen cases in this country, and the number of those infected has doubled since the end of June and then we still have to mention. Joe Biden's comments last. Thursday during a joint. National Association of Black Journalists and a BJ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists which was an h j of what he said. What you all know. But most people don't know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. This completely overlooks sees issues of race identity ideology, intersectional communities, I honestly think that this kind of statement, the trump campaign's like bring it on because it's just GonNa be used to divide and conquer Democratic voters.
North Carolina reports first dog to test positive for coronavirus and says he died
"In North Carolina has died after testing positive for the virus that causes covert 19 Inhumans North Carolina Department of Health into Human Services reporting this afternoon that Theo owner brought the dog to the State Veterinary Hospital last week. The animal began showing signs of respiratory distress. The dog died and officials say it tested positive for the virus. They should say the dog's owner told veterinary staff that a family member had previously tested positive for covert 19 but had since tested negative. CDC says. Ah, small number of cats and dogs have been reported to be infected with the virus in several countries, including the U. S. And most became sick after contact with people who contracted covert 19 Several lions and
RNC Says Delegates Will Wear Masks for Charlotte Convention
"Delegates attending this month's Republican National Convention in North Carolina will undergo Corona virus testing and be required to wear masks Steve Harrison with member station W F A A reports, all 336 delegates will be tested twice once a few days before their trip and again when they check in. They must wear masks at all times, along with special Bluetooth equipped badges. That record where they've been. That will make contact tracing easier, says the convention's health consultant, Jeffrey Run. G. And it knows when other badges are closed to it on how long they are close to. Republicans had moved most of their convention in Jacksonville, Florida because President Trump wanted a full arena for his acceptance speech. The GOP then canceled the Jacksonville events because of the Corona virus, leaving only a small meeting of delegates in North
Business Is Booming At National Parks
"Standing outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardner Montana you could tick through about two dozen state license plates in the time that it takes you to drink a coffee. That is normal in the summer. What's not normal is the people driving those cars doing stuff like this we rented a van and it has a Florida license sag but I put a sign in the back window that said we are not from Florida. Lynn Hunter and her family are from Kansas, your that Kansas, even grandson, Noah will tell you. Don't want anybody think we are same goes for just about any place that's been in the news recently for having spikes in Cova Cases Families like the hunters are driving national parks like yellowstone in droves right now, king to escape from wherever are trying to salvage a summer of stress and they know that it comes with risks we were scared to come really we've been planning it for a long time. So here they are at one of the country's first national parks and they're happy they did thing is the same is true for about one point five, million other people since mid-may Ricarda, raise, and his family are from North Carolina. Made. It will be a kind of a little bit but a lot of people out there over the last couple of weeks the number of cars entering the Gardner entrance at Yellowstone National Park are higher than they were at the same time. Last year restaurants have long waits rafting companies are struggling to find workers and fly fishing guides. Richard Parkes owner of parks fly shop says too bad anglers. There's just as many people casting for Yellowstone Brown or cutthroat trout as there's ever been before I. Think we're getting some people that are just refugee ing Outta those places that's great for his bottom line park says he makes between eighty and ninety percent of his annual earnings between June and September. But at seventy seven years old, it's also a bit worrisome. I'm official old. Flood. Is. One of the people inherently more vulnerable than others and I get a little nervous when? Some mob of people running in. No Mash, no apparent care of how many people showed in the place but that's the dance he's having to do yellowstone brings in more than six hundred, million dollars to its surrounding communities every year most of that in the summer nationally visitor ship to national parks generates more than forty billion dollars annually, and so even while there are concerns particularly around rural parks like yellowstone that outsiders may be bringing in more than just. Their pocket books during the pandemic it's a risk that many are willing to take and so foreign yellowstone it seems to be paying off definitely get for the business community I think that you know in May they may have thought that they might not make it through the end of the year, and now they're seeing record breaking numbers juries. PETKOFF is the executive director of Garner's Chamber of Commerce so far she says only. Two Park employees and three visitors have tested positive for COVID. She sure some have gone undetected, but the numbers thus far are encouraging. Typically visitation goes way slower October. So we only have more months to make it through. So I think everyone has kind of holding their breath and just hoping the community spread doesn't happen I. Don't think I've ever been in a summer that I wanted to end as quickly as this one. Camp Shali Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. There's not a day that I come to work where fearful of multiple employees testing positive for having symptoms yellowstone like many national parks around the country is limiting its services this summer to try and protect employees and visitors closing campgrounds in some cases or visitor centers. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged outside of the post office yellowstone's headquarters to mask bear statues serve as a reminder. But the National Park. Service overall has not mandated face coverings. Charlie says most visitors are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others, but not always. So He's urging people if you're sick. Are you have symptoms or you're not sure do us all a favor and don't come to the park or anywhere else for that matter Nathan Rot NPR News Gardner Montana.
Trump says he will give convention speech at White House or Gettysburg, decision coming 'soon'
"Own Gettysburg address at the GOP convention today, he tweeted he'll be delivering his nomination speech from either Gettysburg or the White House. Says he'll announce his decision soon. His acceptance speech and the convention was originally set to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then move largely online. Democrats say their
Indonesia's Volcano Mount Sinabung Erupts, Spewing Ash Miles High
"North Carolina, Mount Sinabung has sent a column of volcanic materials shooting high into the sky over Indonesia. Thick ash accumulated in villages that people had fled earlier due to Cinnabons danger and people driving their cars 12 miles away, How to turn on their headlights to see through all that, ash. Cinnabon is one of two volcanoes currently erupting in Indonesia. That volcano's been dormant for centuries. But since it came alive again in 2010 about 30,000 people have had to
Save The Whales. Save The Tigers. Save The Tapeworms?
"Most of us have heard of saving the elephants or saving the polar bears. But what about saving their parasites scientists are increasingly finding that parasites are key part of ecosystems and many risk of extinction NPR's lauren summer explains. When your job is to study parasitic worms, not everyone wants to hear what you do for a living. It's not a popular topic of conversation cocktail parties. I can tell you that Chelsea would is assistant professor at the University of Washington parasites a major public relations problem they're gross and slimy and most people don't really like thinking about them. But the fact is that they're really important in ecosystems would. Says just look at a flat worm she studies in California Ponds I. The parasites starts as an egg inside a bird, the birds about the egg, which infects snails than it goes from the snail to frog, but the parasite needs to get back in a bird to finish its life cycle. So it causes deformities in the frogs legs, which makes it easier for birds to catch and eat them which helps. Sustain. The bird population would says, it shows how humble parasites can influence the entire food web. But if birds are threatened, we're GONNA. See some parasites decline possibly to extinction in the presence of environmental change, which is why team parasitology released a new parasite conservation plan. The first step is simply identifying them of the millions of parasite species only about ten percent are known to science says Schuyler Hopkins of. North Carolina State University. We know nothing about them. We don't need another name Oh definitely don't know what they're doing with the ecosystems. Many parasites are just as vulnerable as their host animals are to climate change and habitat loss but even though an animal may be listed as endangered, it's parasites aren't, but they could be added alongside their more visible hosts. It would be a really great way or easy way. To get a lot of mileage for her site conservation because humans tend to gravitate to animals like us. It is the wolves and the grizzlies and the polar bears mostly the mammals that really get people's attention Jacob Malcolm Works for the advocacy group defenders of wildlife. He says, it's not all bad. That humans focus on those charismatic critters saving their habitat can also help the less charismatic species in their ecosystem. So whatever chances his group launches a save the Leeches campaign pretty close to zero. So now's the time leach lovers of the World Unite Lauren summer NPR news.
Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
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"Asheville on the opening day of Warren Haynes Christmas Jam which is late November Warren Haynes former member of the allman brothers band and celebrated guitarist for his own group government mule and whole bunch of other. Things grew up here and every year except last year every year for the last twenty five on years. He's put on a big benefit concert and he brings a lot of his famous friends to town for a big big big festival. And there are satellite. Mini-festivals did take part of it take part along with it featuring all local artists if you like music and you want more of it than you know what to do with. The first night of his festival is a great time. And that's in late. November usually excellent. Are we ready to get to my wrap up questions? George you were standing in the prettiest spot in Asheville where you standing. What are you looking at? You're not standing you're sitting? You're sitting in a comfortable chair with a beverage in your hand on the back porch of the Grove Park in historic in just north of downtown on the foothills of one of the mountains. You are looking over. North Asheville and in the foreground is North Asheville in the medium distance is downtown and pretty much everywhere on the Panorama are the mountains that surround the city excellent. You say I'm sitting there with a beverage in my hand. You haven't mentioned where I might sit in have a cocktail and yet I know from our discussion beforehand that you've been writing an article a week or so about the cocktail seen in and around Asheville. I'll know article a month month. Okay it's still more than I have written. I would have to say there's a number of rooftop bars and most of the nicer restaurants have really really very lively craft cocktail scene. There are funky places where you can get. Pbr shot and there are other places where you can get really really interesting. Cocktails that feature a for net which is an American version of Italian Amaro made with all locally sourced and spices locally made tinctures all sorts of interesting things like that. You can get drinks that you will be able to get anyplace else. And let's just pretend that I'm not the sophisticated person you know me to be a PBR. I can't even pretend that I know we're talking about here. Blue Ribbon. Oh sure okay. For long time it was known as a cheap and beer now. It's something that the hipster thing you're really taking me back to my childhood. When you're mentoring paps okay. Excellent and one thing that makes you laugh and say only Nashville besides none chasing a bus on a bicycle. That's the main one. That's one of the main ones only Nashville. I would say the drum circle okay. It's it's so spontaneous it's so organic. It's so fun and carefree if someone tried to find a way to commercialize it. I don't think they could it really more than anything else is emblematic of the laid back. Let's have a really good time and not take things too seriously. But you're as likely to see someone to three piece suit there as you are to see seventy year old. I was long long. Grey hair and full tie-dye anywhere else seeing that kind of juxtaposition one might scratch their head. But here you go. That's Ashville Canada so as Berkeley California as often as to Texas North Carolina. Am I on the right track? You're the first person to make that observation. Yeah very much so excellent and if you had to summarize Asheville in just three words what three words would you use? Artistic ECLECTIC funky. Excellent in our guest again has been music journalist. Bill Kopp and bill. You don't write about travel but if people wanna read your articles about music where would they find them would go to? Museau SCRIBE DOT COM. Excellent bill thank so much first of all for pitching the episode but also for coming on and telling us about your love for your adopted hometown of Asheville North Carolina. It's been my pleasure Chris. Thanks a lot. This is an odd week to be talking about travel. At least we're talking about domestic travel. Because I am putting this show out right after the travel ban was put in place was announced for Europe because of the corona virus or the Kobe nineteen virus. We did a latest episode of this week and travel which will come on just ahead of this episode which will talk all about that. So I'm not GonNa talk much more about that. But obviously a lot of travel plans are up in the air. The only thing up in the air are actual airplanes these days so listen to that episode of this. We can travel to learn more about our predictions or the things that we have heard as we try and track this story again. We have launched patriotic for amateur traveler. Did want to thank Anthony. 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"north carolina" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"But the best tour is also quite irreverent. And you won't leave with a whole lot of historical context. You'll just laugh which tours that that's called the list zoom tour purple bus as often as not there's a live band onboard during the tour sightings often include a nun on a bicycle chasing after the bus is pretty wacky and again very very very. Ashville is a big laugh. They'll do things around Halloween in different times of the year but even the standard tour is. It's a riot. It's a bit like a comedy club except you're not so much in the audience as onstage in the stages rolling down a lot of time is spent at the direction of the tour guide shouting out the window at locals. If we're looking for something a little more serious it looks like the Tourism Board has a urban trail map that I can print out along with an audio guide. If I want to know where the monument for a Henry is for instance the watch from the gift of the Maj I or one of the other stuff response. I can take that out. The things you've mentioned. Each of those is probably about three quarters of mile from my house. That's a nice self guided tour to take their also a couple other national companies run tour buses around town. But I would say do the Self guided walking tour on your own and then for the riding the bus tour. Do the wacky one. You won't regret it. That's a Lotta fun excellent. What else are we going to do downtown? We have a lot of art galleries. Whole section of town called the River Arts district which twenty years ago was disused buildings in various states of disrepair. Eventually artists started moving into an setting up studios and lofts and now it has got a hesitate used the word gentrified but it's gotten a little more commercialized but in a good way that as opposed to there being scattered art galleries here in them. Ten blocks over there. There's you can head down to the River Arch district and then go from one art gallery to the next to the next and as opposed to what I see gallery. I'm not talking about some fancy curated place with velvet robes. I it's more a hundred year old brick building that you walk into. The artist is over in the corner working here. She sculpting painting or fiber arts or whatever they're doing in their work is on display and you can actually talk to them. Learn about what they're doing if you're still employed by some of their stuff. They wouldn't mind that there's the whole river district. There are a number of more traditional art galleries with things like blown glass downtown. And then if you've got a car you can head over to Blue Ridge Parkway which wraps around Asheville as it. Winds through the mountains and right at one of the entrances to the parkway is a place called the southern highland craft guild which is art museum and part display of the work of literally hundreds of artisans in. That's everything from pottery to again fiber arts and all sorts of things and when you say fiber arts are we talking. Textiles textiles mostly. Yeah okay. That's the term. I was not familiar with so I didn't know if it was high fiber art. That would be much better for my colon or what. We're talking about here or fiber optics fiber optic Syria. It's not that. Yeah if you want something. High-tech we mentioned Robert Moog before knocked away a number of years ago but the company that bears his name is still here in town hand building synthesizers and Robert Mug Foundation recently opened the mogues. Em which is a museum with hands on exhibits of Saruman analog synthesizers in the whole history of electronic music because he was a pioneer of that will and. I'm not sure that everyone who is younger than me will know it. A therapist is but since you mentioned one and you're an a music journalist here you can probably do justice to this. Can you describe what it sounds like? And what it looks like. You had seen a science fiction movie from the nineteen fifties the sound effect. That goes if you'll pardon me. Ooh or the opening sequence for the original star Trek. Yes that's similar sound. Also by that is a theorem and so it's not just a similar sound. See sometimes the that we think are therapists are and sometimes. They are in a lot of people. Think the most famous sound of Thurman is in the beach. Boys good vibrations. That's actually something else called an electro Thurman which is not a therapist. Okay the difference being not to get too far into the weeds. A Thurman is essentially a box with two. Wong's metal ones sticking out of it and you wave your hands around you. Don't touch it. You raise your hands around at one hand controls volume and the other controls pitch in fact Bob Mugs car that he used because I was his neighbor back. Ten fifteen years ago and the core he drove headed bumper sticker that said Thurman players do it without touching excellent. It will put a picture here in the enhanced version with what we're talking about here. Excellent anything else. Who Want deal with downtown? We haven't talked about food and we haven't oddly enough talking to music. Journalist talked about music as far as food. We have a number of James Beard trained chefs. We have a lively food truck culture here which started more than a decade ago. You can eat anything from Ethiopia into Spanish Tapas to more regional fair like Carolina Barbecue. Two of the best barbecue places I've ever eaten in my entire life and I've lived in the south most of my life. Two of them are right here in Nashville. One is called. Twelve bones is down the river arts district and the other one is north of downtown. A place called Lula's but both of those make absolutely wonderful barbecue. You Say Carolina Barbecue. I don't know where you are in the barbecue built here so we're talking white sauce mustard sauce or red sauce. That's correct okay. Barbecue tends to be the vinegar. One got it really depends in any of these places you can get the South Carolina or Piedmont North Carolina. One tends to be the mustard one. They got them all and for chicken. No vegan options as far as barbecue although we have lots and lots of restaurants that offer Vegan fare. And because there's a fairly large contingent coming back to the the hippie picture the quality of life thing there's a lot of focus on locally sourced when it comes to well everything actually which reminds me as far as food and other really cool thing to do that combines. Food people watching and all that is we've got tailgate markets. There's a downtown one on Saturday. The North Asheville one is also on Saturday. There's a West ash for one. I think that's mid week. Tailgate market is just an outdoor market. Where people are selling things from the tailgater. Their pickup is that. What's going on here exactly right? And that can be artisans. Who were making beeswax? Candles would be one of the goat farms around here. They're selling goat cheese. We've got local butchers. You can get fresh eggs in April. If your timing is right you can even find ramps which are a Appalachian Delicacy. That's a wild plant. That's across between a garlic and green onion soup. They only available for a few weeks. Usually in April. I literally have it on my Google calendar to start looking for them in April. They're not sold retail. You can't go into a grocery store and buy rams you're not really cultivated. You have to go out in the woods and look for them like truffle. Eat them with someone you love because it stays with you for days got it. If you're eating a millennial stay alone three much. Don't get in an elevator with someone who's had ramps unless you had them do. Let's take a break here and here from sponsor. This episode of Amateur Traveler is sponsored by skylight frame with. You're looking for a gift for an upcoming bride or whether you're looking for something for mom for Mother's Day skylight. Frame is an interesting option. My Mom has one. It's a smart frame with a touch interface that you can email photos to and very easily setup setup take something like sixty seconds for your Wifi and time it exactly but it's very quick we put it in my mom so she get pictures of her grandchildren and her one great granddaughter. Anybody in the family who knows how to take a picture and send email can send her an update for that frame very ABC. Very interesting very fun and I enjoyed seeing the pictures they had sent last time. 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Are there a couple of places that are your favorites? Absolutely there's one called biscuit head. They make what they call cat head biscuits which are the size of your fist for the size of my fist lease. There's place downtown called over easy and then in West Asheville again which is ever so slightly off the beaten path from tourist standpoint but worth the couple minutes drive. There's a restaurant called sunny point again. There will be a line. But there's a reason for that excellent and when I'm talking biscuits and Asheville am I putting gravy on Hugo.
"north carolina" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Under the current congressional maps in North Carolina Republicans hold how many gene seats out of how many so republicans hold ten seats out of thirteen in North Carolina right now and what percentage percentage of the state actually voted for Republicans about fifty percent or less in the last few election cycles that doesn't doesn't seem right no it sure doesn't but it is in fact exactly what Republicans designed their Gerrymander Dander to do and it has succeeded swimmingly marches stern writes about the courts for slate. He's been covering North Carolina's Gerrymander for years now he's washed his the maps that decide who can vote for whom have been challenged again and again in the courts for racial you'll bias for political bias saying these maps or controversial it's kind of an understatement my favorite detail is the Republican map-maker who I said I just think Republicans are better so I'm drying map so more Republicans win yes that was the guy in charge of redistricting and he also said the reason that I created ten Republican seats in three Democratic seats is because I couldn't create eleven republican seats in two Democratic seats so but these guys were not exactly subtle about what they were doing like the whole point was to dilute democratic votes as much as humanly mathematically possible all the last time we were talking about Gerrymandering in North Carolina the Supreme Court had just weighed in and they basically just said we'll take a hard pass on miss yes they looked at this exact map the ten to three North Carolina congressional map and said Yeah you know this looks pretty bad did but we don't really think there's anything we can do to solve it so we're just going going to shut partisan gerrymandering claims out of federal court for the rest of all time K.. Thanks bye.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"You got somebody running a low now sorry none of the none of their They don't get to go on vacation anymore. None of that L. be constantly on edge yeah. I I am not down with that. I now maybe that's the right way. It may be I may be a glutton for punishment but I just really strongly strongly believe that you can see as a freshman I can see sit back and observe from leadership on both sides of the aisle wear like these long term disputes and you know just just terrible treatment of each other because the Democrats are not off. The Hook baited for hundreds of years here. They did the same exact thanks thanks to Republicans. It's it's inexcusable than to and so that has to stop somewhere and so many I'm pretty sure I'm a person and colleagues have said we're not gonNa let this be the way the state goes forward on our side of the the other side of the aisle. They may have to be a little more. You know word swayed to that idea but I think they'll get there when we treat them with respect tax which would be unique a legislator well that at that anticipated my next question. which is you know if I'm role playing a hypothetical you know your district is thirty three thirty three thirty three and that that's a large even though it's it's you know maybe a little right-leaning That's a large block of folks that I could just imagine saying you know look I don't. I don't identify Fayoum unaffiliated. I don't identify either way. I just want you guys to stop fighting and and get stuff done and and you know and I think you kind of answered that part of the story. Which is you know? Yes look look. There's a line in the sand. What they did was wrong. I'm not letting them off the hook for it but I so I'm not GonNa Forget but I am willing to you know move forward and and and try and make some progress I I I I like that it's a good optimistic message and I'm the optimist installed the show so and I'm usually has missed and it. Kinda surprised my colleagues on. I've been lucky no we have to be kind editor about these things but you know what what happens when you have these kind of stalemate which is what's happening now is we have not expanded. Medicaid in the state and we have over five hundred thousand or killings without healthcare and they they're estimating around twelve hundred North Carolinians die every year due a lack of healthcare and let's just just not acceptable and so this kind of stalemate and tipper tatton revenge type politics just isn't working our state when we have people who can't even afford hard to go to the doctor and get the treatment they need and bus not okay with me and then we also have situations like we have public schools here. The buildings are crumbling. They have stained towels in the ceiling. They lead in the drinking water. You know all these different issues that need to be addressed crackle. We don't need to be fighting with each other over these personal vendettas. We need to be working on these issues in that's where I'm gonNA continue to come from and hopefully it will work in meeting. Gets thank then yeah takes two to tango though I think that's a great a message to go out on. What do you think I agree. I think that you've given our listeners ace some some really great kind of behind the scenes information. It'd be some some optimism in some ways to to get involved. I mean we get we get emails. We we started this show in July of two thousand sixteen planning to cover legal stories in the news so you the country took a slightly different. Turn on US too so so we yes so we got a lot you know we were you know at. I worked for Clinton and and and we get folks who say who ask all the time you know hey. You're covering this bummer of a story. what can we do and I I love your. I love your story. I love the fact that you got involved and then you know that their resources out there to to help first time candidates and so hopefully you're you'll inspire some of our listeners to to to follow in your footsteps. I always tell people it doesn't matter who you are. You can be a farmer. Stay at home mom a dentist you know whoever and you can run for office because everyone has life experiences that are relevant to the General Assembly and when you get there you realized realized that acutely because they're you all have these different experiences in educations in knowledge on subjects that really add to the value of the General Assembly in some way or or the other and it doesn't matter what you are you don't have to be no offense a lawyer to paralegals that I can. I can say that and you know you don't have to be you know a PhD and some subject to run for office. You can just be yourself and it works out you know just be genuine and we didn't talk a lot about gerrymandering but the Gerrymandering case the maps have now gone to the courts they day will be responding. They're public comment time for the plaintiffs and defendants to speak on the map stir propor- them we'll find why not probably by the end of October whether these maps are gonNA pass muster. I personally don't think they're gonNA pass the test of the courts based on the way they were done. Primarily the one of the main defendants representative. Lewis chaired the committee that ran the redistricting in the house. I'm he was should not have been during that as a defendant in this court case and some other issues that are unique to North Carolina and so it'll be interesting to see what happens percents because they could possibly change the North Carolina on twenty twenty one yeah yeah and and one of the instructions that I thought was was very very clear from the court which the Supreme Court reserved the right to postpone primary dates in two thousand twenty which seems seems to me to be you know pretty pretty powerful stick but but you know made it very clear that you have to do this without using wholesaler data and without regard for partisan identification it are you. Are you seeing that as part of the problem is is it. Maybe this is a loaded question but are the Republicans playing fair on that and following the rules or they you know trying to to introduce it through the back door the side door or the front door calling it something else I think superficially they follow the rules the base maps maps that both houses on the Senate used where these maps the requiring the Chen maps and he was an expert witness for the plaintiffs and he generated. I think he generated four thousand maps total total two thousand for the house in two thousand for the Senate and those maps were to demonstrate that no matter how you ran the numbers on population that you could never never achieved the same districts that the Republicans had drawn because to demonstrate they had drawn them under partisan in racial gerrymandering and this was purely done by population long as a we use those maps are based map and they really are not intended to be maps that would draw districts and I think the court is probably GonNa Frown upon that because part order was they wanted to this is not their turn but start from scratch and we did not do that we started with these maps from Chen and that was definitely not a scratch starting point and that was the decision of the Republicans to do it that way and they claim there wasn't time to have maps drawn from scratch and I you know I feel like the night. When everyone has a computer? That's probably not one hundred percent the case but other that and then there were you know there were some sometimes where there was a republican with their finger on the screen as the staff was trying to move precinct around kind of directing which precincts should be moved and that song that's GonNa hold muster in the courts and the shouldn't and then there were there was one who was very upset that his district is going to be competitive additive and he posted on his own personal facebook page that he wanted everyone to your right and the public comment and come and testify that in in defense of his district as it is. That's clearly not within the rules of the court lay down that you're that's partisanship clang playing game there so you know those things out in the open and everyone saw them but is the right thing not necessarily will be interesting and the how far the court wants to go. I've heard that court doesn't want to redraw the maps or order or be involved in the courts trying to stay out of it and I think they expected expected of one to do the right thing here but they've already appointed a special master. It's the same special master who redrew the maps after the court rejected with them in August of two thousand seventeen silly and so it will be interesting to see if he ends up during the map again again and what instructions given their through the Chen maps we ended up with a lot of people who are double and triple bunks and the court setting try your best to relieve if you can with as little changes the map possible and in some instances such as possible especially in Mecklenburg County where there were ended up with three three legislators drawn into the same district on the map because they live close to each other and now so those things are necessary sorry but how the court will feel about as what's in question in my district actually did not change that much. I had one split precincts was put back together and so I was and I'm up north Charlotte colleagues inside the only person up here and I didn't happen any chance to be double bunked so I kind of stayed back and said I'll support support. You guys whatever you WanNa do and said they did the best they could with the maps opening arguments is brought to you by vistaprint so so normally when I talk vistaprint I talked business cards because those are crucial if you have any sort of podcast or business or anything and you WANNA look professional business cards are a must but I also have to tell you I used vistaprint to print out the negative versus optimus prime placards that we used at the live show in New York. It was a lot of fun we were able to use those to vote who won and to also hold up for different segments and stuff and they looked awesome. 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"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Get get or risk zero and you know and I think that's a good outcome but you know I'm a I'm a lawyer. You're you're you're political view. May May vary sorry yeah I mean. It seems to me that it's it's not nothing. It seems like it's definitely way way more harsh than perhaps are are cynical expectations could have been going into this so that's good Yup Yup all right well Is that our update. Are we ready to move on yes. We are it down down down down right well. Let's talk about this weird thing that happened so Andrew what is going on here because it sounds like the after correct me if I'm wrong. It sounds like a bunch of America loving freedom loving Republicans skin's like tricked Democrats into going to a nine eleven memorial or something like and then they voted while they were gone is that that's that's the kind of the representing I've seen is that some crazy liberal propaganda or what really happened in this situation yeah. This is the kind of thing that when I first saw the headlines I thought Oh great the whole world has gone occupied Democrats I'm I'm going to have to get out and creek this but no essentially that's true and I'm going to break down how it happened how we agreed just this is. I'm actually really going to have on I hope next week a member of the North Carolina state legislature a Democrat to tell us about what her experience and talk about Gerrymandering and talk about what you know what the Clown Horn is going on in North Carolina but until then let me break it down as as best as I can so North Carolina in twenty sixteen a not a not a great year for Democrats but North Carolina we elected Roy Cooper Democrat as governor and at the time a opening arguments was in its first two dozen episodes and be we we were rather distracted with you know Joel Stein recounts and what's GonNa Happen with trump and this and that we we missed this this story in The lame duck session in December of Twenty Sixteen. I like to think we wouldn't miss it today but we missed it. Then and what happened was the massively gerrymandered republican state legislature in two thousand sixteen the same when we talked about last week right that the State State Supreme Court has struck down the redistricting twice they called an emergency session they did so under grossly sleep pre textual circumstances and they passed a raft of bills rather like the ones that we talked about in Wisconsin Yeah Right Yeah uh-huh they were designed to strip power away from the incoming Cooper Administration so the Cooper administration has basically been then a holding action against the republican state legislature and I I wanNA sidebar in that a little bit again. You know we'll we'll ask our guest next week so Democrats have been fighting as and as we point out we're going to replicate these fights in Wisconsin in Florida in you know in in the states in which the Republicans have tried to maintain power our in places where they've lost elections in some to some extent they've been successful right so for example one of the bills that passed in that session put changed changed the board of elections which is a state executive agency and transferred jurisdiction under the State House of Representatives representatives right so taking it away from the Democrats and to the Republicans and that was ruled unconstitutional the gerrymandering was ruled unconstitutional and as we pointed out despite the fact that the state is grotesquely gerrymandered into favorable district's for Republicans the Democrats Kratz statewide were able to deprive the Republicans of their veto proof majority in the in both houses so even though massive uphill battle Democrats were able to win that up uphill battle so so as a result we now have a total deadlock in North Carolina right. You have a howler monkey state eight legislature that can't pass its own laws because they no longer have a veto proof majority and part of the sidebar that I want to say is you know when we talk about fighting holding actions when we talk about like what can you run on running on. Hey those guys tried to steal elections and do bad stuff and were stopping them. seems to have worked for Democrats in North Carolina Right it it there there are very few accomplishments that the Cooper Administration can point to because of the gridlock but the democratic share uh of the the state statewide of running for the state legislature. went up in two thousand eighteen so you know that seems to be some empirical evidence that in an area that certainly has a lot of conservative folks that is a slightly Republican but not nearly as Republican as gerrymandering makes it seem state that you know just running on those guys are awful and we're trying to stop them. Help us continue to do that. is has salience with with voter so I'm encouraged by that so this is about the budget the Howler Monkey Congress passed a budget's terrible budget and governor Cooper vetoed North Carolina Severi fairy weird constitution. Let's pause and find lying down weird..
"north carolina" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"For what the results say about twenty twenty plus the fallout for trump foreign policy policy donald trump's foreign policy after the ouster of National Security Adviser John Bolton Welcome. I'm Paul Zhigo with the Wall Street. Journal and I am here here with my colleague Kyle Peterson Hello Kyle Hilo. Let's talk about the special election in North Carolina district nine. That's a district but in the southeastern part of the state and it's it's something of a suburban and exurban partly rural district picked getting parts of Mecklenburg County which is parts of Charlotte. Some of the more affluent areas of Charlotte plus also stretching out into rural areas areas donald trump when they went there on Monday evening the day before the vote went to Fayetteville and Republican stronghold and seemed to have made made some impact he turned he turned that the Democrat in the race. Dan McCready lost fifty one to forty nine hundred forty nine percent to fifty one for the Republican Damn Bishop and the turn out in in Fayetteville and in Cumberland County surrounding a Fayetteville did come out for the Republican looking this time Fayette bill had he had McCreevy the Democrat had one that county Cumberland County by four points in two thousand the eighteen but bishop carried it narrowly this time Kyle yeah the story here is similar to what we saw in the midterm elections where where Republicans did better in Exurban Roy areas and did a lot worse than suburbs recall. Republicans lost seats for instance in the Dallas suburbs and it's a similar dynamic taking place here in North Carolina so when they ran this election in twenty eighteen the Democrat Dan McCreevy won by ten points in Mecklenburg County which is in the south of of Charlotte and this time he won by thirteen points in Mecklenburg County while still losing slightly the election but what's what's important to note here is that this is a very seriously red district trump one eight by twelve points it has been in republican hands since the nineteen sixties so there's no reason that this should have been a competitive election but in in fact it was and the Republican won by only about two points which I think bodes ill for Republicans coming next year well one of the reasons it was held was because this election had been won narrowly by a Republican a different Republican in twenty eighteen but they they ah investigated after accusations by the Democrat of foul play and those were substantiated more or less that there had been some ballot harvesting that had been dishonest by the Republican consultant and they the state the election officials called for a new election which we we support it I think was a good decision and so there was some likely to be some fired up Democrats in that district strict and that may have accounted for some of the of the stronger than the strong performance by the Democrat also McRae's good candidate ended a former marine good for the district a strong candidate and so you know that he was going in his in his favor. I guess the question what you're saying. Kyle is that this follows the pattern of two thousand eighteen where Republicans lost the house because they couldn't hold the suburbs and of course in that it wasn't just Dallas it was Houston. They lost a silk stocking seat in Houston. They Lost Austin Charleston. they lost in suburban Chicago. You covered that that house race in particular they lost a lot of places around Pittsburgh I mean unless you may round Philadelphia and if that pattern holds it bodes very ill for their ability to regain gain the house or even pick up many seats back from from what they lost in two thousand eighteen and similar dynamics with the candidates in some in some sense to so Democrat macree the Democrat he's young. He's thirty six a former marine as you said he's an entrepreneur. we saw a lot of those candidates running in the midterms terms. You know mikey Sheryl in a New Jersey. District is a good example of somebody who kind of fits that mold but yeah I think I think you're right. It's it's a bad omen for for Republicans in the House races next year but also I think in the presidential race so in two thousand sixteen Donald Trump won North Carolina by about three and a half points overall and if you think about the swing here this was a trump plus twelve district the Republican has has held it now by only two points I mean that is a huge swing. I mean obviously a special. Election is a completely different animal than a presidential election. The turnout here overall was about about a third of voters compared to fifty five percent or edging up towards sixty percent in a presidential election but still if you if you you are if you're donald trump and you're looking at how do I win North Carolina next year. I think you've got a challenge in front of you. Well interesting. I think the trump white White House. If you ask them they would say well. Wait a minute. We sent the president in on Monday night to Fayetteville. He energize voters there. They came out strong for the Republican candidate. He does have coattails and just think when trump is actually on the ballot he will be able to drive those voters to the polls so let's hold off on the obituaries for trump in North Carolina that would be their argument now alternatively tentatively I think the question becomes can he turn out enough of those voters to win and it's interesting just in terms of this House district. They are almost three dozen. Republican held seats in Congress that are less Republican than this one so those are going to be the ones that Democrats target and it's a suburban Trent. I think it's the Charlotte trend. It's the it's the it's the the well to do. Suburbs where are people are were republican-leaning voters and college educated voters and especially women. are unhappy with US president. They don't like his manner. They don't like the way he behaves. that that I think is the real soft spot in the danger point for the Republicans in two thousand twenty yeah and and I don't mean to write an obituary just to point out that this is an issue and if it's an issue in North Carolina it goes goes to say that it's probably an issue elsewhere too so so in those areas where Republicans lost suburban seats in in the twenty eighteen midterms I mean he's gotTa do better her. in in those areas to some of those states are not states that are going to be in play. Texas you know obviously is is pretty red Sh- Illinois Chicago oh that's that's probably not going to go for trump but some of them are the other the other interesting thing that I have been thinking about is is Joe Biden a winner of this too I mean he he has been making his campaign for the Democratic nomination to be primarily about his electability and so if it is perceived gives that twenty twenty is going to be a close race he can he can much better make that argument if the Democrat had won this if if the special election had gone on very blue in a serious way some of the candidates who are nipping at Biden's heels you know Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders could say make a more credible case that we're GonNa win win either way so you might as well get what you want policy-wise whereas I mean if I'm Joe Biden I would be. I would be talking about this race. I would be saying listen. This is gonNA. It'd be close next year. 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"north carolina" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast North Carolina's Redo due election. You all may remember that in the aftermath of the two thousand eighteen midterms as the Democrats were counting up their forty seats that they took from Republicans in order to win the majority and delivered the speakership to Nancy Pelosi there was this one race in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional district that the Board of elections down there would refuse to certify because of voter fraud there was ballot harvesting going on it was since exposed exposed as to what was happening there in North Carolina with early absentee ballots and the board of Elections was able Oh to institute a Redo election and that is what is taking place today in the Ninth Congressional District There's also an election in the third congressional district North Carolina though that's that's not garnering many headlines because that's very safe. Republican territory and not really contested that special election due to the vague due to a vacancy this North Carolina Redo election damn McCreevy the Democrat. He is a moderate Democrat put his military service front and center in his biography and running this race put healthcare front and Center and here he is in a district that Donald Trump won by twelve points in two thousand sixteen. This is sort of the model of how Democrats put together the big victory that they had in two thousand eighteen. This kind of place go to a trump district tricked. Put forward a moderate. Maybe they have military credentials to put forward run on healthcare don't get consumed by the trump noise and chaos and bank on some trump backlash among suburbanites and independence and see if you could get over the top now mccreadie in that twenty eighteen election that was fraudulent came up just short against the Republican well here. It is a new Republican candidate. Dan Bishop he became famous in North Carolina political circles for being the author of the so-called Bathroom Bill in North Carolina dealing with Trans transgender bathrooms so you've bishop versus McCreevy now. Why do we care about this one congressional race on Tuesday in September of an off year. Here's why we care first of all you may have noticed the president the United States and the Vice President United States travel down to North Carolina yesterday both of them their in state to try and get the base as motivated as possible people to turn out and vote today. That's how important Republicans see holding onto this Republican seat. That's how important is send the president and vice president in there that you don't do that. Willy Nilly that is that is a huge investment of resources time of their most precious asset the united the United States who has the unbelievable ability to connect with the base that they are looking to motivate to get out and vote so that's how that's how sort of all early in the trump team the RNC. The party is on this race on the democratic side of course in a heavily Republican district. You don't see a ton of democratic. Nick National Democratic surrogates going down there in North Carolina the lots of the presidential candidates of raise money your tweeted support for McCreevy the things that I think you can watch for tonight. I mean the there's only so much you can extrapolate right. If the Democrats somehow win this seat in district they have no business even competing in and that is going to send a chill down the spine of everyone at trump campaign headquarters that the beating the Republican Party took in two thousand eighteen in the midterms is is not over yet. That's not where they want to be as they're turning the corner into the president's reelection year would they are hoping for is sort of a signal that that drubbing from Democrats has is over that that was a twenty eighteen isolated phenomenon and that things things are returning to normal and that Republicans fear not can win. Republican districts even with a extraordinarily well financed Democrat with a good resume that may fit the district even in those circumstances they can still win their turf margins will matter here right. I mean like I said Donald Trump wanted by twelve points if the Republican seeks this out by a point or two. I don't think you're going to have a ton of comfort in trump campaign headquarters though there will be a sigh of relief of victory is a victory three and they'll be happy to hold the seat remember. They lose this seat. The Republicans their battle back to the majority becomes you know one-seat further away that they're going to have to battle back in two thousand twenty s as president trump put his rally last night he sees this is the first test and the first step on the way to firing. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the house awesome told the troops of the faithful down there in North Carolina polls closed at seven thirty pm eastern as they come in there four counties across this distric work so Mecklenburg County is sort of the McCreevy Base County. He wanted by ten points last year. This is Charlotte the surrounding area and Cumberland counties the other county though much more competitive where mccreadie edged out Harrison twenty eighteen union and blading counties and blading county. Johnny is where most of the ballot fraud took place. We will look to see if there's any stink of that scandal on the Republican Dan Bishop that's running even though he he wasn't involved in that and what's in any way whatsoever not the Harris campaign and their handling of it is there any sort of stink of that hangs on him just by being the Republican Publican nominee but look for bishop to run up the score big time in Union blading counties and we'll see if McCreevy is over performing his own twenty eighteen take of the vote or he's underperforming that I think that's a key thing to watch as as the returns are are coming in you'll have an early early signal perhaps as to whether or not this this will be competitive all the pre-election polling indicates. It's a margin of error race but again. These is a district Democrats. Kratz shouldn't even have on their wishlist it is only because of Donald Trump's handling of himself in the office and the pushing away of independent voters of suburbanites that makes this even an opportunity with the right kind of Democrat mccreadie to make a competitive and that is the other big lesson. Listen here watch the suburbs watch that that it is going to be fascinating to see if if Donald Trump is bringing any of that back into his fold you hear me saying this podcast all the time. I am constantly looking for where Donald Trump is trying to broaden his current current reach and it is very difficult to find that electorally politically day to day in the trump administration. It is such a committed strategy to she relying on just driving. Republican turnout embrace areas so high that would ever erosion exists in the suburbs or in the democratic areas as of any given district or state that the overwhelming Republican turnout will bring Donald Trump to the promised land that is what we're sort of looking for tonight and end this will be a test case about whether or not politically in terms of the political environment you know is this district in North Carolina still in the mood of a trump backlash or are they turning the corner and reverting to form a is I think the big question tonight and no doubt both sides will be in spin mode as soon as the results are known you can watch the results come in on CNN dot com tune into into CNN television. We'll have live analysis throughout the night and we will see what lessons are learned when you join us here tomorrow. That does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. You'll tune in again right here tomorrow. 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"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The free elections provision it looks like is it is somewhat clear from from the history of north carolina jurisprudence <hes> that <hes> <hes> that that an individual can locate some right some affirmative right to have their vote count in this section ten that says election action shall be free. We're concept yeah so but federally we have no guarantee there but we are not absolutely and and i wanna point we now i mean let me i was explaining how this court is interpreting state constitutional law they they do admit right. This is directly from the opinion. The broad language of the free elections clause has not heretofore been extensively interpreted by pellet courts so in other words right right. This is somewhat new ground that this decision is is breaking <hes> and for that reason bright could get overturned at the appellate level <hes> they're they are conceding on this first point the free elections clause point that there's not a lot of law on it <hes> but but i will but i will tell you this the the underlying argument on this on the free elections clause is a pretty good argument right the idea idea is well that klaus has to mean something right and and so if it means anything right <hes> it means means that extreme partisan gerrymandering ken quoting from the decision redistricting plans that entrenched politicians in power that evidence a a fundamental distrust of voters by serving the self interest of political parties over the public good and that dilute and devalue votes of some citizens compared to others. There's is contrary to the fundamental right of north carolina citizens to have elections conducted freely and honestly to ascertain fairly and truthfully the will of the people. That's not a bad argument <hes> so well put too yeah so that's point one point. One is this violates violates a specific provisions that is in the north carolina constitution <hes> and it's in other state constitutions <hes> but not the federal before we get to point to why why don't we take a quick break and then we will find out what point to this cliffhanger opening arguments is brought to you by joi bird summer is the time under relax and enjoy the best in life and you can do it right from your own home whether you're throwing a backyard barbecue and ice cream.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"How can the north carolina court conclude that this is impermissible gerrymandering. The answer is the same way that the kansas state supreme court could find broader protections for the right to abortion under the kansas. It's a state constitution then in the u._s. Constitution so page two hundred two is where the legal analysis here begins. It starts off again. I'm gonna hit the high points <hes> it. It starts off by by noting that standing under north carolina law is is more broad than under federal law and then there's a lengthy discussion of rubio this <hes> begins begins a page to ninety eight paragraph nineteen and it says <hes> basically it says rubio's a terrible decision it says <hes> the supreme court noted all of these problems with blatant examples of partisanship driving districting decisions and that the congressional maps in that case were quote highly partisan by any measure and of quote and then kind of dryly it says nonetheless supreme court concluded in the majority opinion that partisan partisan gerrymandering claims and this is quoting from present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts and then the attala cise federal and it gets that little citation that says has emphasis added and their arguments well. That's great and all <hes> you're not in federal court. You're in state court and we are free to note note that the north carolina state constitution offers more protections and is more expensive than the federal constitution so they located hated. Those protections in in three major areas andy a each of these. I think are really really interesting right so first north carolina china their their declaration of rights article one section ten of their state constitution has a free elections clause it says quote all elections shins shall be free and and the trial court here says the free elections clauses one of those clauses that makes the north carolina constitution more detailed and more specific specific than the federal constitution in the protection of the rights of its citizens <hes> the u._s. Constitution doesn't have a free elections clause although several other state constitutions russians do what does what does that mean exactly free. <hes> does that entail. That's the whole law. That's the whole wording is just the election is is free so yeah. Here's here's here's the way to think about this. The north carolina state constitution has a preamble right preamble but we the people of the state of north carolina <hes> for the preservation of the american union and the existence of our civil political and religious liberties you know there's a reference of being grateful to almighty god god whatever do for the more certain security thereof and for the government of the state or dane and establish this constitution and then article one is the declaration of rights so it's the north carolina equivalent of the federal bill of rights and like the federal bill of rights these are positions of principle right they they're short statements that say we ought to be self evident that all persons are created equal right all political powers vested in and derived from the people and all government of originates from the people is founded upon their will only is instituted solely for the good of the whole that was section to for example <hes> and so section ten just says it's called free elections and it says all elections shall be free what it means by free then gets interpreted rated bhai state case law in in the same way that what the first amendment reads when it says the freedom of the press shall not be bridge right what what freedom of the press means is defined by supreme court case law well similarly broad principles <hes> get explicatives it over time <hes> in state supreme court jurisprudence and the free elections provision it looks like is it is somewhat clear from from the history of north carolina jurisprudence <hes> that <hes> <hes> that that an individual can locate some right some affirmative right.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"With the help of thomas. Oh feller who do you think the republican senate in north carolina hired in august of two thousand seventeen to draw new maps to comply with the feller thomas sankara that clear is dead. No no <hes> fortunately he's dead now but <hes> but he was alive then <hes> this paragraph eighteen of of the opinion <hes> inexplainable unexplained rejoice of dr ho feller to draw the 2017 plans representative lewis a republican in the state house in north carolina state of the doctor. Feller quote was very fluent in being able to help legislators translate their desires into the district lines using the program that he's developed which was called map to tude food so <hes> so yeah so they <hes> they hired the guy who wrote the who who drew the horribly racist gerrymandered districts and said look can can you help bus do this so that it's and for racist yeah <hes> but we'll totally benefit. Republicans hope fowler met with republicans in private. They refused to allow him to be called to testify before the state house and the key finding is that ho- feller had been drawing republican district like this guy is like a you know is like the the guy who preps for the fantasy football league starting in april right. You know who watches the n._f._l. Draft when this guy had been drawing majority republican district mannar district four the supreme prem- court issued its ruling right and the republican party in north carolina lied about right because as you as you might imagine doing italian in restaurant and he's like you can ask them. Kranjec doodle some <hes> some gerrymander districts on this to paper table yup yup. That's what this guy did and so so he had already <hes> was figuring out. Hey how can we expand on <hes> you know act lays right <hes> still still gerrymander but pass muster with this <hes> you know obviously <hes> right wing supreme court and in open court <hes> the republican party in north carolina said oh no he absolutely we had him draw brand new district and <hes> and yes we we did it to benefit republicans but absolutely not you know to <hes> to to penalize us that it was not racial. It's just totally totally for republicans right and i'm gonna address that in a minute but but i wanna point out this is this is pretty rare and i don't know that anyone else's talked about it because it's buried on page aged two hundred ninety of of opinion paragraph seven hundred and four it says this court is troubled by representations made by legislative defendants that means the republicans skins or attorneys working on their behalf in briefs and arguments to covington court that was the district court that that found racial gerrymandering and to general assembly colleagues committee meetings that affirmatively stated that no draft maps had been prepared even as late as august fourth two thousand seventeen and then there's stone tawny of citations. They did it over and over again. They said nope no maps. No maps no maps not true and then the court says for the purposes of determining liability for the claims asserted in this litigation the court finds it unnecessary to delve further into these concerns other than to note that this court as previously stated is persuaded traded and specifically finds that dr ho fellers intent and actions as evidence to his map-drawing process from at least early june of two thousand seventeen are attributable in mm full to the legislative defendants that's again judges tend not to speak this way and they tend not to call out individuals and their lawyers i four lying to them in opinions and <hes> and you can see this this court saying look you. You guys lied to us. Oh you you had a secret plan and you stated under oath in open court. No we don't and that's troubling to say the least so as you pointed out that the reason for this lie is because the north carolina republican strategy was to say was to follow what ultimately happened. I mean they were sort of predicting that. The supreme court would do what it did in rubio which the handwriting in writing was on the wall as soon as as brad kavanagh replaced anthony kennedy to say yup political gerrymandering is just fine and and so that's what they did they <hes> the evidence is is virtually undisputed <hes> they drew the maps for partisan gain so now if that's the fact acts if those are the facts..
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Transgender transgender student who was excluded from public school bathrooms we went we went through all of that in episode three of six. I predicted that the glouster virginia gloucester county virginia school board would not appeal that decision and as of yesterday they did. I cannot imagine why so you would do that and <hes> and i wanna put out a call to to our listeners. If you live in gloucester county virginia you should consider running for the school board <hes> i. I'm sure it's a conservative area. Everything we read from the case indicates right that the that the trans complaints came from the community in this <hes> there is a very very very strong economic conservative reason to run for the school board and and that is this forty two u._s._c. section nineteen eighty eighty eight provides that in <hes> civil rights cases like this section nineteen eighty-three civil rights cases <hes> the losing party has to pay the prevailing parties attorney's fees and costs <hes> those were awarded in this decision and so appealing <hes> means that not only did this school board in her all of the the costs already but <hes> they're going to add six plus figures to that <hes> by by appealing this to the fourth circuit and there was no approach that they're going to win in the fourth circuit the saying you can run on the thing we all know is fake conservatism when actually it's just the culture roar and pretend that the day they actually care about fiscal conservatism again and make them admit that they don't that's exactly right. I think i would put it slightly more slightly more optimistically but probably you're. You're the age difference between us. You remember a time when they didn't fiscal this go. Conservatism was some part of the the republican platform yeah no. I think that's i think that's right. That's that's probably correct. Even though it's a swipe at ah you know dinosaurs roaming the earth back when i cut mike now they at least pretended it was during obama so i'll give you. I'll give you that well. I appreciate that so <hes> so look. I was wrong in the long run. I continue to believe that this is this is is going to victory. I i should add by the way that the trial court denied to stay <hes> the denied the school board's motion <hes> to stay the judgement <hes> pending appeal and so you know this is going to be on appeal but <hes> but will go into effect so <hes> it's still still it's still a good. It's still good result. It's still good news but yeah nice to waste some more money on being it really is it is it is virtue signaling too big. It's in rural virginia <hes> at a cost of if you know they're they're all there assuredly already <hes> you know oh in in in and around the million dollar budget you know in in terms of <hes> <hes>. There's been a four year litigation matter. That's that's probably on the close order of a million dollars and <hes> and they're about to add to it. I can't believe they're allowed to just do that with school district money. What stops i. I think we kind of talked about this back when my high school was part of the lawsuit as they don't have any money what that money come from who who can stop anybody from. I'm wasting school money on stupid lawsuits. You absolute well. I'm going to say you absolutely could <hes> it would would depend on the specifics of each state constitution <hes> but you absolutely could write the state legislature could pass a law that says as <hes> the school board has to get approval from the attorney general of the state before they can <hes> file a lawsuit in which their potential liabilities ability succeed ex <hes> you could do that or you know taking appeal and <hes> <hes> you know yeah..
"north carolina" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Coast you're going to come to the north carolina query them and maybe small but actually pretty nice aquarium their goal is to show you border from the source to the cease from our mountains north carolina's along state and it actually take me all day to drive to the mountains so they fall the water from the mountains all the way to get out to the ocean and so it's an interesting display there but they also have a three quarter replica of you boat that we've sank off the coast and boat i believe scuba in so that's kind of nice and in the despite also you'll meet nimbus and then this is a rare white loggerhead turtle loggerheads nest here and we have a very active volunteers group that looks after them and nimbus hatched in two thousand seven because so unusual that kept him the aquarium so he's about fifty pounds now in the big tourist attraction if tourists wanted to get involved with helping the loggerheads is that something they can do in what time of year would they want to be there they could their nesting right now they could try right now is june they nest in the summer and a nice start hatching late summer and early fall but i think we do have about fifty s come in each year okay what they can do is talk to the people that are doing it and the problem is they don't know exactly when they're gonna hatch to camp out by the the nest but you can do that you're welcome to and you can see when you walk the beaches you'll see the nest taped off so you can see it there's a nest near where you are and then inquirer discuss i'll have a rough idea when it's going to be so it's possible it's difficult it's something i've never seen because usually when i find out there's going to want hashing catching it's in the middle of the night and and how it happens pretty fast so as you drive down the ocean road and there's only one role main road you're going to see a lot of maritime forced and this forced was donated by president teddy roosevelt he had married a niece of one of our local heiresses teddy roosevelt and his wife donated three hundred acres almost three hundred acres of maritime force and that's where the aquarium is interesting they've sold up some of it so it's not all pristine anymore but it's still nice example the maritime forced as you continue on his about twenty miles from point to point from fort macon to the end you come to emerald isle which is my personal favorite beach it's just beautiful if you're a good walker if you park in the last public parking lot and walk all the way to the point it's probably one of the prettiest places i've ever seen in fact that's gonna put my ashes when i die okay it's just beautiful it's where the wideopen ever comes meets the ocean and a beautiful beautiful site if you happen to be there between labor day and the moral day and have four wheel drive you can buy permit to drive out there but anyway it's a beautiful spot and it's just a lovely place to walk arbiture they're all pretty but the emerald isle beaches i think are the prettiest and for walkies when it sure there at low tide and we're on a little tiny strip of island administration islands that is a barrier island and so that's what twenty miles long maybe maybe a little less than that it's twenty one miles i think point to point and depending on the certain places or skinnier than others but a lump ice it might go two or three rows of homes towards the ocean and a few more heading towards the sound and then someplace it skinner than that it is virtually all completely developed now wasn't when i was in college but the nice thing too is it's almost all single family homes many of which are available for vacation rentals so it's not all these skyscrapers condos very nice in that respect i'm guessing that is specially this particular island is not the best place to go in hurricane season wind should we come to the crystal coast well might have to have a little disagreement there the.
"north carolina" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Chairman of the north carolina democratic party when republicans used the race of citizens in north carolina to draw the maps they decided that they would try to pack is many african american citizens in congressional district as they could but actually minimized the impact of minority voters throughout the state you can see how this sort of thing quickly becomes a partisan stalemate republicans have staked out the position that voting rights act districts must be true majorities fifty percent plus one democrats have staked out the position that they don't have to be a majority so long as the district's can elect minority candidates while in a conference call to his supporters say president obama was blunt saying there's no way to sugarcoat it last night was tougher democrats he warned that they most likely face even tougher days ahead of voting map has now been dramatically redrawn and will likely sued emergence the new generation of republican powerbrokers in the two thousand ten midterms for the first time since reconstruction republicans won both chambers of north carolina's legislature that gave them the chance to implement their vision of the voting rights act for the first time since it became law here's derrick smith a political action chair for the north carolina and double acp and lecturer at a into university with the deal with the twelve district in greensboro on two thousand blood and was they took the black voter age population ground than twelve district and try the pushed those numbers up to above fifty percent to create majority minority districts remember in the 2000s democrats had lowered the percentage of.
"north carolina" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"We shall gerrymandering congress made it about results the question there is did the map disadvantage a particular group if so it doesn't matter what they intended it's not clear congress knew what would was putting into place so in the supreme court for the first time how to interpret these amendments the court was really in the position of giving a lot of content to a statue that congress itself had not kind of fully worked out this was part of the argument that the supreme court heard in 1985 what we are talking about though is the ability of blacks to relate to their represented to ensure that those representative or accountable whole way that they represent the interests of books the rule that the court established was this that if there is racially polarized voting and as a result african americans are not getting elected and you can draw reasonably compact districts in which they can be made into a majority than you have an obligation to do that in many places across the south wherever you can draw a majority black district meaning over half of the votingage population was black you had to this interpretation went into full swing in the 1991 round of redistricting those districts elect african americans to congress and they are often the first african american representatives from those states since reconstruction north carolina's racially polarized voting made the newlyformed twelve th district legally necessary but the district was still controversial because of its shape that was considered probably the least compact district in the entire united states at the time in order to create a majority minority district it pulled in black communities from all over the state it looked like a nodded piece of strength stream diagonally across the middle of the state running from the border with south carolina almost virginia when people traditionally have been disenfranchised and then have left at the political process and the strength of their vote has.
"north carolina" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"A white man's problem are white man's issue are things that he has to go through i asked weaver what you thought of harto since response though was disheartening 2year yield at someone who knew even seemed to be a least generally informed on what the concept of gerrymandering is wasn't aware that it's happening right here in the camps but even someone who pays attention to congressional maps might have a difficult time keeping up with all the changes around greensboro since the early nineties the district lines in the area have been redrawn six times even though there have only been three redistricting cycles for much of that time and he was in the twelve th district which was often described in news reports as the most gerrymandered district in the country this is an infamous district in redistricting litigation the district has appeared before the us supreme court i think now five times this is the third installment of the gerrymandering project in each episode zoom in on a different goal of redistricting reform and explore the challenges in achieving in this episode we had to north carolina to look at racial gerrymandering as things stand today partisan gerrymandering is not necessarily unconstitutional but racial gerrymandering is the fight to define it however has played out in courtrooms for decades and that's in no small part because it also has significant partisan implications the evolution of the lines around greensboro and the aimed to university campus tells the story of how that fight has played up the debate in north carolina and in many places around the country has often come down to this complicated question in his state where african americans overwhelmingly vote for one party is what's best for african americans the same as what's best for democrats.
"north carolina" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Know north carolina was enrolling players that w should have a challenging time doing the work at a at a place like north carolina the academic work and yet they're getting a eating classes like when you know you got an at risk student on campus on your roster and suddenly they're getting easing classes that suggests that something is up particularly when the the majority of your roster is taking these classes and getting as and these classes so if you didn't know that something fishy was going on it's only 'cause you didn't want to know is that a fair assessment i think that is a totally fair assessment uh and it fuel i'm it is kinda take that ball and run with it here here's the other aspect of this and i wanted to specifically talk on this podcast before we wrap up here because i think that we could have stories like what i'm about to mentioned come up in the future i want to acknowledge the fact that were aware that are out there but they're also very hard to prove i think that there are basketball players be ones that declare early for the nba draft or ones that are taking some are courses something you'd be online amongst the media there is a heavy dose of cynicism as to how legitimate the online course aspect of college is when it comes to basketball or athletes in general because it is easier to fake it now what from what i gather taking online course now versus taking online course in two thousand seven it's become perhaps a little bit tougher if you were to try.