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Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 min | 54 min ago

Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Rocket mortgage when you need certainty in the home buying process with alone that fits your life rocket can getting back to Bob in the traffic center. Connecticut Avenue, has reopened at the Taft Ridge. The crowd of demonstrators has moved farther south as Florida Avenue in near DuPont Circle now so I still have that section closed, at least near DuPont Circle, just on the north side of it, at least for now, as the demonstrators are on the move Now in Virginia 66 eastbound before the Beltway. The crash is still there and you get by three lanes to the left. Now, with a bit of a slow down after Notley Street, 95 North and Woodbridge had a crash. At Route one Exit 1 61 now on both the left and right shoulders and travel lanes are open just a brief slowdown getting past it. If you stop out in 95, you're going to go all the way toward Fredericksburg and beyond the Beltway that's running pretty well all the way around. Now. 29 North bound Coolsville Road, briefly slow getting past the crash after University Boulevard, 95 Baltimore Washington Parkway to 70 each running well as those 50 heading out to the Bay Bridge. Robinwood wtlv Traffic Look the forecast or storm team for a meteorologist Amelia Draper, a beautiful Tuesday evening across the region, with temperatures in the seventies, falling into the sixties. Throughout these evening.

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How Ty Seidule Went From Robert E. Lee Fan to Fierce Detractor

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

01:59 min | 14 hrs ago

How Ty Seidule Went From Robert E. Lee Fan to Fierce Detractor

"Ties. Thank you so much for. Coming to the podcast. Oh jonathan my absolute pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me. I found out about your book. Your book has been out for more than a year now. Right no came out the end of january this year. Oh the end of january this year. Because i got an email from rancher now who is the pulitzer prize winning author of biographies on alexander. Hamilton george washington and the latest one grant and He sent me an email and he said you must read. You must read robert l. e. and me by ties sicily. You have to read it It is right up your alley. And i'm so glad he recommended it and i'm so glad i read it because it truly is something i've been dying to read and that is a white southerner taking on race racism but most importantly the myth of the lost cause and so how about we. Just start right at the beginning. Who were you when you were a young kid. Growing up in virginia. Who did you want to model your life after jonathan. It's crazy to say it. But i wanted to be like robert e lee and i did. My first. chapter book was about robert e lee. My dad taught at a school in northern virginia. Where the descendants of robert louis were He was the ultimate virginia. Gentlemen a an educated christian gentlemen and everything in my life in alexandria that he was that he was this. Great person. if you know. It's like that old movie Spinal tap you know. On a scale of one to ten. I would have said lee was an eleven and even though i was a good episcopalian went to church every sunday. I was ahead. Acolyte later in high school i would have thought jesus in the four five six range so it wasn't as though it wasn't so that i saw lee as good i it was reverential.

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Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:27 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Summer summer school classes. You could exchange your device for a different one at a county school Parents center or a tech distribution center, and that begins June 1st. Route. 50 is a major commuter route through Northern Virginia in Arlington. It ranges from highway in some places to a two lane road through tiny historic All the A new speed study shows drivers air blowing through that tiny town. And tonight, Loudon, his board of Supervisors will try to do something about it. Here in the village of all the five miles east of Middle Bird. The speed limit is 25 miles an hour. There's already places here where they narrow 52 slow drivers down, especially over the narrow bridge. But a new study shows most people go a least 13 miles an hour over the speed limit here. Allowed in County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the installation of four pole mounted speed display signs to show drivers held fast They're going And sons that will warn of an extra $200 fine and all day Neil Organ Steamed Wtl Pinos. Charles.

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Pipeline Resumes Operations as Gas Shortages Plague South

WISH TV's News 8 Daybreak

00:56 sec | 5 d ago

Pipeline Resumes Operations as Gas Shortages Plague South

"Shut down, according to the company. All lines, including those lateral lines that have been running manually are returning to normal operations. The restart comes as many Southeastern states are still reporting shortages of fuel, according to Gasbuddy, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are all reporting fifth 50% or more gas stations are out of gas. North Carolina's governor is asking people Please do not horde fuel. Please don't buy gas. If you don't really need it right now, save it for the people who do. President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday addressing cyber attacks like the one that halted the pipeline service. The order requires software used by the federal government. Add new standards, including Encryption and multi factor user verification. The White House says more still needs to be done to prevent future cyber attacks. Congresswoman Elise to Panic is making her case to be the

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Fresh update on "virginia" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "virginia" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"$25 an hour but full time equivalent of a $52,000 job. The Mortgage Bankers Association says 4.2% of mortgages are in for parents down for the 11 straight week. The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors says in person home showings in Northern Virginia were more than double last week compared to a year ago. Jeff Clever Wtlv news money news brought to you by Nitsa. There's no such thing is a good excuse for not buckling up. Law enforcement are writing tickets. So why take the risk? Click it or ticket a message brought to you by Nitsa. Coming up on Debbie t. O P. The effort to establish a commission to investigate the capital right is being derailed by the House Minority leader and a controversial call made in North Carolina concerning whether or not to prosecute police officers who shot and killed a black man while serving felony warrants. 7 26 on caress offs, leaders and innovation High performance Edge Computing. Jeff Winter Rich, chief technologist to the D O D at H P E said cube frame for a I edge allows you to address security. At the edge of the great thing about cute frame. Frey I edge is it's built on a zero trust architectural, though it addresses the security at the edge concern. It also brings together the best of breed of Kat solution. So we talked about taking its data class accelerators today. Edge it enables a deaf sector Cops pipeline from open shift and cupidity standpoints. And then it's based on open hardware as well. A software as I just mentioned that allows you to kind of tailor to any of these needs and make sure it really Ring's value in time to a solution that's palatable..

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Local Governments Promoting Incentives to Encourage Covid Vaccinations

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:06 min | 6 d ago

Local Governments Promoting Incentives to Encourage Covid Vaccinations

"According to the centers for disease control just a bit more than forty six percent of the entire. us population. that's everybody has gotten at least one dose of covid vaccine thirty five percent is fully vaccinated but things are slowing down. Millions of people are still hesitant and herd. Immunity is for now maybe not looking so great so local governments are partnering with businesses to offer free stuff in exchange for getting a shot incentives matter that we know but do they work. Marketplace's kristen schwab has more on that. The mission to get more vaccines into people's arms is starting to take on a bit of an oprah. winfrey vibe. west. Virginia is giving one hundred dollars savings bonds to adults under thirty. Five main is offering free hunting and fishing licenses and in new orleans a pound of crawfish. Incentives are nice. Because they're the bronx near leading people toward something in a positive way. Knoll brewer researches vaccination behavior at the university of north carolina. He says incentives appeal to people across party. Lines and studies show. They increase vaccine uptake by about eight percent. If the incentive is of value mario macho is a behavioral economist at johns hopkins. There are costs and benefits to any any action and a person engages in the action if her perceived benefits exceed her received. The costs costs can be literal like to and from a vaccination site. The biden administration has partnered with uber and lift to provide free rides but benefits can also offer people. Something they want. New jersey is running a shot and a beer program macho says this can make a needle in the arm. Seem fun ause you. They might go without with a friend or a group of friends and get vaccinated together and then go out and get their free beer and incentives. Like new york's free tickets to a mets or yankees game. Also whisper freedom like. Hey remember when we high five strangers after home runs without fear gretchen chapman who studies vaccine behavior at carnegie mellon says incentives usually work on people who only need a little push and researchers. Don't know if they'll work for the covid vaccine like to have for others

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Fresh "virginia" from John and Ken

John and Ken

00:48 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "virginia" from John and Ken

"Start soon visit. Um G c dot e. D u Certified to operate in Virginia by chef In the Southern California Toyota dealers Traffic Center. We make it easy. We have a crash on the five and commerce on the South found sign read at the 7 10 Freeway just received some good news from the highway Patrol. They've cleared this crash out of lanes. But you know what? The drive's pretty slow moving anyway. Getting out of Burbank almost from olive beyond the scene of the crash, the driver made slow to the 605. Let's take a look at Costa Mesa with Mike O'Brien KF Eye in the sky. Sponsored by injury. Attorney Superwoman super lawyer dot com. Outside of the four or five gets in typical slowing. They're just starting about Bristol, Bristol on and off into a fountain valley about water. Now the North 55 just clear problem at Dyer that's off the shoulder and extra tight there on that first stretch right off the four or five Yeah, that That's so bad to the 91 91. Not quite the same in the canyon. 91 eastbound. You're looking up there. From where? Kanan almost closer, the Imperial Highway down and there you're right, the brakes almost all the way into the Corona area. I better get the South Orange County down towards mission to Ho had problems. They're docked outside of the five. It looks like approaching El Toro Road. They're working out of the right lane. Looks like that's extra tight. A bear there from Oh, so part right? Injured in an accident visit Superwoman Super Lawyer Kham Bai, Go Brian K. F Eye in the sky in, uh, planned on the two tenis found just past mountain scene of an earlier crash. And these guys, they're still blocking the two right lanes. Traffic loading up from the 57 k F eye in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm Angel Martinez. University of Maryland Global campus was established to bring a respected state university education, toe working adults at home and abroad. 70 years ago,.

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Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last week

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

"Some people in parts of the south impacted by the colonial pipeline cyberattack or finding it difficult to get gas it looks like a flashback of the long lines to buy gas back in the nineteen seventies destinations were out of gas or if they had to wait for hours to get gas I reading your neighbor was waiting in line at a station in Tallahassee Florida gasbuddy dot com reports a higher percentage of stations in Virginia and North Carolina are out of gas Dave good second Tallahassee was told Philip now anywhere between here in central Florida which we have to get to the likely they'll be able to get anything energy secretary Jennifer grant Holmes says a large part of the pipeline is operating again manually I'm a Donahue

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Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "virginia" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"There's been the crash Traffic had been stopped. I believe some traffic Is now getting by at least single file headed north on coals will pass University Boulevard around the Beltway. There are no delays earlier crash inter loop before the BW Parkway completely gone and two traffic onto seventies in great shape. Same with 95 both ways. 70 westbound is improving quickly now getting out to Myersville, the crash out of the roadway there, but still a couple of slow spots headed up. From Braddock Heights and in towards Myersville. Meantime, 50 out of the Bay Bridge that is running well, but in Virginia eastbound set, 66 still has the crash before the Beltway getting by two lanes to the left. And it's very slow from before Nightly Street getting past it as you had toward the Beltway Fire department is now leaving and pretty soon should have more lines getting by South bound 95 from Springfield running without delay toward Fredericksburg. Traffic is brought to you by the Virginia Department of Health. Ready for your Freak Over 19 vaccine visit, vaccinate dot Virginia Donne Cove or call 877 vax in Via Bob in the W T O be traffic. Storm team for four day forecast. Let's check in with Amelia Draper Beautiful Tuesday evening across the region with temperatures in the seventies falling into the sixties. Throughout these evening hours by tomorrow morning, we'll.

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Ex-Hospital Employee Receives Seven Life Sentences in Deaths of Veterans

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | Last week

Ex-Hospital Employee Receives Seven Life Sentences in Deaths of Veterans

"Former nursing assistant in West Virginia, is set to be sentenced for murdering at least seven men at a veterans hospital. They've missed each of West Virginia Public broadcasting reports 46 year old Reed amaze faces least seven life sentences for unnecessarily injecting the veterans with insulin, causing sudden hyperglycemia events that resulted in death. In July, Maze accepted a plea deal and admitted just seven counts of second degree murder and an additional counts of assault with intent to murder. Federal officials began looking into the case during the summer of 2018 before zeroing in on. Mays, who worked the overnight shift, often unsupervised, An attorney representing families of slain veterans says it may be impossible to know how many people may is injected with insulin. The date. She is not offered a motive for the

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90: Epilogue to the Wild West

History That Doesn't Suck

00:42 sec | Last week

90: Epilogue to the Wild West

"So because of how rapidly technology's changing. I mean it's basically like it's the carphone of its era. You know it is sexy for like five minutes and then it's gone it's done that's really well put thank you. I mean we have discussed these things before but that like that valve olympic boom. It's a if only if only that up so recorded. Yeah that'd been it's okay. That's what the applause for. And i think that the pony express is another good example of non just how quickly this technology changing but also how we remember the west and how we remember the frontier because the pony express like greg said is only here for eighteen

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Virginia GOP Readies for Nominating Convention

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:19 sec | Last week

Virginia GOP Readies for Nominating Convention

"Virginia's Republican Party is holding what it's calling an unassembled convention this weekend. Party members are selecting GOP nominees in this year's race for governor and other statewide offices. Delegates are casting ballots at nearly 40 polling sites around the state because of pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings.

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The USS William D. Porter Was the Unluckiest Ship in WWII

Everything Everywhere Daily

02:01 min | Last week

The USS William D. Porter Was the Unluckiest Ship in WWII

"The troubles of the uss william d porter began immediately as they were leaving port in norfolk virginia. The first problem was when they left port they raised their anchor improperly and they damaged one of the ships it was dock next to they tore off one of the railings a lifeboat mount from one of the ships. No one was hurt but it was a very inauspicious. Start to their journey. The next day things didn't go much better. They accidentally dropped a depth charge into the water which exploded the reason. Why so many ships in the fleet was to defend themselves against german u boats as no one knew the depth chart was being released. Everyone in the fleet assume that it was a torpedo attack which caused everyone to take evasive maneuvers. The porter had to sheepishly. Notify the rest of the fleet that they had accidentally caused the explosion and that they weren't under attack after the accidental depth-charge. The willie was hit by a rogue wave which washed one of the crew members overboard and he was never seen again. The next day it got even worse. President roosevelt wanted to see anti-aircraft drill to see how the ships would defend themselves against an they also went through a torpedo drill to simulate how they would launch a torpedo. Normally when you drill like this you remove the primer from the torpedo which is what makes it a shoot out of the torpedo tube. however the torpedo man aboard the porter forgot to take the primer out of one of the tubes when they simulated launching a torpedo they actually launched a torpedo and the torpedo is heading towards the uss iowa which had on board the president of the united states. i should add. It wasn't just the president of the united states aboard the iowa. Roosevelt had brought with him. The secretary of state cordell hull chief-of-staff admiral william delay chief of staff of the army. George marshall chief of naval operations ernest king commanding general of the. Us army's henry. Hap arnold secretary of commerce harry hopkins and a bunch of other high ranking officials. If the iowa were to be sunk it would've taken out almost all of the american senior military leadership during the war.

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Virginia Hospital Technician Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | Last week

Virginia Hospital Technician Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient

"Is accused of sexually assaulting the patients. He's supposed to help. That man was a worker at a Nova Fair Oaks Hospital and Fairfax County Police arrested him. 25 year old Yushi Me. Koga Contreras of Gainesville is being held without bond. Police accused him of performing a physical exam on a man at the hospital last month. Even though that isn't his job, and he doesn't have a license to provide medical treatment. Detectives are asking you to call if you know of any other Inappropriate contact involving Koga Contreras,

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A Civil Rights History Lesson

In The Thick

02:14 min | 2 weeks ago

A Civil Rights History Lesson

"Today we have a very special guest joining us from brooklyn. New york is gene. Theo harris distinguished professor of political science at brooklyn college a historian and author of the rebellious life of mrs rosa parks. She's co editor of the new book. Julian bonds time to teach the history of the southern civil rights movement gene. Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me so today. We're going to honor one of the leaders of the civil rights movement and i. I actually met julian bond. I just can't remember where it's going to say that you probably did. I did meet him. And now i'm like you know i think it was before we had cameras in our phones. I mean bond is just a hero and a giant in the civil rights movement. He was an incredible human bean with. I mean his humanity just should out. He was an activist. He was an an educator he did. Pass away in two thousand fifteen. He was a founding member of the student. Nonviolent coordinating committee snake He had a political career. He served in the georgia house of representatives. He had to fight for his seat because of his opposition to the vietnam war and he was the first african american to be nominated as vice president though he withdrew his name and julian bond was an outspoken activist who fought his entire life whether it was civil rights to beaten way out of other people on the question of lgbtq rights all the way to protesting to shut down the keystone pipeline. Let's listen to julian bond in his own words to start off this show. This is from two thousand and two interview that julian did with phyllis leffler of the explorations in black leadership project at the university of virginia. Everything my parents. I told me about responsibility to others everything. I've learned that. The george school about speaking truth to power everything i learned about daring to stand up to powerful people and say no to them. Whatever the consequences. All of that came together when lonnie king came up to me and asked me if i would join this Movement

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FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

Wake Up Call

00:29 sec | 2 weeks ago

FBI Agents Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect Outside CIA Headquarters

"Shot shot by by federal federal agents. agents. That's That's the the sound sound of of an an FBI FBI agent agent firing on a suspect, the sprawling and very secure CIA headquarters in Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, D. C. A. B C's Andy Field, says the agents were in a standoff with the guy for hours before the shooting happened. The CIA says the man had tried to drive onto the compound without approval and was stopped by the guards. The man's been taken to the hospital. Children now account for a higher number of New Cove in

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Armed Intruder Who Tried to Drive Into CIA Headquarters Shot After Standoff

Talk Radio 1190 KFXR Programming

00:58 sec | 2 weeks ago

Armed Intruder Who Tried to Drive Into CIA Headquarters Shot After Standoff

"Into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Monday was shot by FBI agents following an hours long standoff. NBC reporting that to law enforcement officials said the intruder tried to drive into the facility without access at about six p.m. eastern and was stopped by armed guards who operate a serious of gates. Security officers had been negotiating with the man after he repeatedly refused to move decision then was made to try toe push the car out of the way short time later. He then got out of his car and brandished a gun before being shot by agents. Official said. The person claimed to have explosives, but law enforcement didn't say whether he actually did now, according to officials of the man's mentally disturbed and as it tried repeatedly in the past. Get into the CIA campus. His identity has not been released. Few details released Aziz Well, We really got to information yesterday from a tweet from the bureau. Or Reverend Al

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Suspected Intruder Near CIA Headquarters Shot by FBI Agents

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:27 sec | 2 weeks ago

Suspected Intruder Near CIA Headquarters Shot by FBI Agents

"An armed man outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia. During an hours long standoff last evening, law enforcement officials say an intruder attempted to drive into the CIA facility without access and was stopped by armed guards. The CIA is negotiation with the intruder lasted for hours. Thean divisional was later shot by agents when he emerged from his car. The unidentified suspect was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known. We might not be flying

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Tips for Quelling Post-Run Queasiness

Another Mother Runner

01:24 min | 2 weeks ago

Tips for Quelling Post-Run Queasiness

"Let's jump into questions. This one comes from shunii looking to quell post run queasiness. Hi my name is suni. i'm calling from williamsburg virginia. We're just looking for some tips on after run nutrition I tend to get upset stomach After going for a long runs and trying to eat i usually workout fasted. And maybe have a cup of coffee before i go for a run But if i go for a long run. I think tend to have upset stomach extent for the rest of the day no matter what i eat. So i'm looking for some tips and suggestions for post run nutrition. Think so remember that uneasy queasy feeling after a long run and for me the key schone is was to push through that feeling and force myself to take something in you know. It's the exactly what you don't feel like doing but it's exactly what you need to do. And you gotta find what works and for me it starting with a drink like a glass of chocolate milk or a smoothie or maybe some protein powder and some milk something like that and then moving on mrs my thing. I love french. Toast topped with Yogurt and some granola maybe a couple raspberries or something but Yeah that's what works for me.

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Slurpee (MM #3693)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Slurpee (MM #3693)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I did something yesterday with my wife that I hadn't done in probably 30 years and I'm just guessing here. We went to seven eleven for a fact, it was enjoyable. Reason, I haven't done it in so long as I haven't lived anywhere where there have been seven-elevens for a long time. The grant I've been here in Nashville, fifteen years and what we, finally, just started getting seven-elevens over the course of the last month or two off of the local Exxon dealers. Went from Tiger Mart, sand, kind of sold the franchise out to 7:11. So I'll 7/11 was here back in Nashville back and they think the seventies and maybe into the eighties. By the time I started coming around to town in the mid-80s, they were long gone. And I had lived anywhere, but had a 7-Eleven literally in probably 30 years. Virginia Beach had seven-elevens when I was growing up in the high school and college Years. And so probably goes back to at least, then when I last had one, it was good, it was enjoyable, it was fun. But I don't know what this point in life. How much it really mattered? Am I going to go back every now? And again for a Slurpee like I did back in the good old days. Well, you know, I'm not going to but for one day, it was good to be young. Again, hard to believe, that 7-Eleven hasn't been in my life for a long, long time.

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Slurpee (MM #3693)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Slurpee (MM #3693)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I did something yesterday with my wife that I hadn't done in probably 30 years and I'm just guessing here. We went to seven eleven for a fact, it was enjoyable. Reason, I haven't done it in so long as I haven't lived anywhere where there have been seven-elevens for a long time. The grant I've been here in Nashville, fifteen years and what we, finally, just started getting seven-elevens over the course of the last month or two off of the local Exxon dealers. Went from Tiger Mart, sand, kind of sold the franchise out to 7:11. So I'll 7/11 was here back in Nashville back and they think the seventies and maybe into the eighties. By the time I started coming around to town in the mid-80s, they were long gone. And I had lived anywhere, but had a 7-Eleven literally in probably 30 years. Virginia Beach had seven-elevens when I was growing up in the high school and college Years. And so probably goes back to at least, then when I last had one, it was good, it was enjoyable, it was fun. But I don't know what this point in life. How much it really mattered? Am I going to go back every now? And again for a Slurpee like I did back in the good old days. Well, you know, I'm not going to but for one day, it was good to be young. Again, hard to believe, that 7-Eleven hasn't been in my life for a long, long time.

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Slurpee (MM #3693)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Slurpee (MM #3693)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I did something yesterday with my wife that I hadn't done in probably 30 years and I'm just guessing here. We went to seven eleven for a fact, it was enjoyable. Reason, I haven't done it in so long as I haven't lived anywhere where there have been seven-elevens for a long time. The grant I've been here in Nashville, fifteen years and what we, finally, just started getting seven-elevens over the course of the last month or two off of the local Exxon dealers. Went from Tiger Mart, sand, kind of sold the franchise out to 7:11. So I'll 7/11 was here back in Nashville back and they think the seventies and maybe into the eighties. By the time I started coming around to town in the mid-80s, they were long gone. And I had lived anywhere, but had a 7-Eleven literally in probably 30 years. Virginia Beach had seven-elevens when I was growing up in the high school and college Years. And so probably goes back to at least, then when I last had one, it was good, it was enjoyable, it was fun. But I don't know what this point in life. How much it really mattered? Am I going to go back every now? And again for a Slurpee like I did back in the good old days. Well, you know, I'm not going to but for one day, it was good to be young. Again, hard to believe, that 7-Eleven hasn't been in my life for a long, long time.

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Interview With Claire of up in the Air Life

Black Women Travel Podcast

01:40 min | 2 weeks ago

Interview With Claire of up in the Air Life

"Thanks so much for joining us. Can you please tell us your name where you're from your current location and the name of your business. Hi my name is claire. And i am from a town called woodbridge virginia. It's about thirty minutes from dc. I live in playa del carmen mexico. And i'm actually in virginia now at my house here. And what's the name of your business. I have a. I own a lot of travel. Company called up in the air life and i also run a coaching brand under myself. I coach entrepreneurs who are looking to create travel businesses or any type of service based businesses. I helped them get to the money. So tell us like what was it like growing up in virginia and is that where your travel. I've started or was that later on in life. Yes so i grew up merge virginia. I was born in bridgeport connecticut where my parents are from and you know as a growing up as a child. We traveled ally back and forth where my parents are from My mom and dad have pretty large families. Close knit families. My mom has Eight brothers and sisters in my dad has like fifteen or sixteen brothers and sisters. So i have over a hundred first cousins in a young age. You know. I remember playing kickball in Kick the can was like my favorite one in hiding. Go seek at my grandma's house that had like a cornfield In there and like it was on a street called union avenue where it was like five families that all live next door over time and it was amazing so i had a really great childhood fun

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

07:49 min | 2 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"F. Welcome to transition virginia. The podcast that examines the ongoing transition of power in virginia. I'm michael pope. And i'm thomas bellman today on the podcast campaign. Finance reform. virginia has almost no guardrails when it comes to campaign finance as long as all the money is disclosed. But is that enough. Does virginia need more rules to guard against corruption. But this has been a topic of discussion for many years. Virginia and when democrats took control the general assembly last year lots of people hope they might take action but now the democrats have concluded their second session in power and headed into campaign season. They failed to enact any new rules. In the time. Tradition of virginia politics they did create a study committee so after the election. We'll have some recommendations for the next general assembly so we're going to get into what didn't happen this year and we're going to preview might end up in that study later. We've got a great panel to dig into this issue. Joining us is the president and ceo of the coalition for integrity schutte shop. Thanks for joining us to be here. Thank you for having me also. Joining us is a lone voice in the wilderness. Who's been calling for campaign finance reform for years. He's the chairman of the influential house privileges and elections committee and he's returning to transition virginia for a third time. Delegate marca simon. Thank you for joining us. Thank you thomas and michael for having me back I can only hope to be as entertaining as some of your repeat guests like sarah graham taylor and trevor sutherland. Two of my favorites. When i can. I am also a regular listener of the podcast so clearly clearly opening nearly as entertaining to my favorite. You know if we had trevor on today this would probably be a very different episode from what we're about to record undoubtedly so that'll be so so shrewdly. Shaw i want to start with you because you have your organization. The coalition for integrity. Does this thing called the swamp index which always rates virginia very poorly explain to us. What the swamp index is and. Why does virginia always rank so low. So you'd accidentally junior ranks very poorly and it is really unfortunate because i'm a junior resident and owner and i'm very disappointed with jim. Nez ranking custody so the swamp index is the states with anti corruption measures for public officials. And it's an index that ranks the states and dc on the laws and regulations on ethics and transparency issues in the executive legislative branch. It looks at things like whether the state has an independent agency whether the six agency as the To initiate and conduct investigations. Whether the party would public hearings in the subpoena they have any sanctioning on enforcement. Blog can accept anonymous of lanes and also on things like of which are related to transparency. And give truth conflicts of interest rates. Now junior ranks very poorly because wildwood were jinya has three ethics agencies one for the executive branch in you know one for the house in the senate really are what the name suggests advise only they have really no enforcement parts in investigative or sanctioning for the amendment knock rejected Without cause i mean. That's the primary reason. Why login ranks so forty so before we get into marcus simon's bill here on outlawing the use of campaign contributions for personal expenses. I'm wondering when follow question on the swamp index. What state or states do well on the swamp index. Virginia's always on the on the losing end of that equation which states should virginia looked to as being model states There are states. Like washington rhode rhode island california of on these dates. Do significantly better. I mean there is no state that scores on eighty so keep that in mind And most states actually scored below sixty so that failing read However i mean there are states which you can look to into himself a dvd independence and the investigative in sanctioning product. Ah ethics agency. The concept of interest was far Legislators the end nvidia gift rule of for inspiration. And i would say washington california rhode island would be those states well. Let's talk about pizza. So when marcus. Simon introduced his bill to outlaw campaign funds for personal use. There was a of talk about pizza. It began when senator lionel sproule posed this hypothetical scenario. We do a lot on knocking on doors. Let's going to campaign time. And i have fifteen people do not doors and we said we're gonna break at two o'clock and i stopped by pizza hut and good twelve police and get it to give to them. If i either slice among trouble so cinder ryan mcdougall applied the irrespective test to that. Scenario people have to eat irrespective of them seeking office so finished rule had a piece of pizza from pizza party under this language. It says in whole or in part and so whether he had one piece of that pizza or the whole pizza i think he would be in violation of the language as it is written delegate. Simon is this a pizza with an extra topping of corruption. So this happens every time. This bill comes out people. Look for the to try and find absurd items. They're trying to pick apart the the bill and of course everybody's supports the idea. I don't think we should be doing this. But they look for some sort of absurd example to talk about as an unintended consequence. And so it's not that we don't want to stop your bills you have. The wrong idea is just that worrying about unintended consequences. And so yeah. I wish i thought of this response at the time. I mean you certainly want easy way around that. I'm looking right now at pizza hut in chesapeake virginia. And they've got a a ten dollar tastes maker pizza so i mean one easy solution would have been of course going to put a dollar fifty in to the pot. Just let the dollar fifty. Then you're gonna pay for a slice of pizza. I know that a lot of get a resistance to that. But that was sort of entered center mcdougal's question but but i think the i think generally google frankly misapply irrespective test He would not have been ordering pizza and having a pizza party irrespective of whether he was running for office or not. So yeah i. I think it's arguable. I think worst case scenario there is you know you you you put in a dollar fifty of your own money. And we're gonna case like an example years ago. When i introduced this bill in the house which i think goes a little bit of the disconnect between some of the candidates thing i think what's on our constituents think we ought to be doing but former delegate. John abandoned said well. What if. i'm out knocking on doors. And i still coffee on my shirt. Why can't take campaign go out and buy me a new shirt and my answer is why should they can't buy you a new shirt right. I mean that kind of thing happens when we're at work. If i still kaku my shirt my office. My employer doesn't reimburse me and buy me a new shirt right so i think frankly. Some of these are disingenuous arguments. I think people are looking to pick apart the bill itself. But i also think that the needs to be a little bit of a mindset. There's.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

03:16 min | 2 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Did it end. Jeff shapiro author that to you Lee carter a self identified Democratic socialist tried to Tack legislation Repealing right to work bill on the that was on the floor of the house I guess he found out he just doesn't have that many friends in in his own his own caucus. This is a a hyper sensitive issue. among democrats of course right to work. Why it's say it prohibits union membership as a condition for a job It is It has long been an article of faith. among politicians democratic and republican governor ralph northern made very clear in a personal meeting with the ah the head of the f. l. cio the labor federation in in here in virginia that he would veto any legislation that does away with this this ban on compulsory union membership and It is To some degree one of the issues with which democrats somehow enhanced their they're more moderate images And so i think what you saw an ad that vote to to stop this on. The house floor was a very very deliberate effort by democrats to preserve that That modern image That's not an interest of Lee carter again as the as an avowed democratic socialists and An occasional lift driver He's got a lot to say about working. Conditions How friendly virginia is to labor or or not and You know whether virginia Is supportive of things such as a More than livable wage. But but a substantial minimum wage. You know. I find interesting about that policy that mike allers the republican challenger to lee carter this year. Actually support repealing right to work. I find that notable about where the working class electorate is in manassa city. You know one thing that struck me about the debate on. This is the demo. I mean jeff shapiro was talking about the how sensitive is an it's actually that's a sensitivity. That cuts both ways. Because you get the sense from democrats they don't want to alienate their friends and labor and they don't wanna make their friends and labor mad and they certainly want the support of their friends and labor but they also don't want to make the business community mad and they want to continue to get the support from the business community so they are trying to sort of thread this needle in a way where they don't get anything accomplished because the governor would just be tow it anyway but they also aren't seen as opposing anything.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

04:20 min | 2 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"What what needs to be reviewed and one and one would note that Just in terms of nuts and bolts of of campaigning. That institutionalizing many steps. That were taken to you. Know make for easier voting during the plague. This past fall mean that An important aspects of of of politics will actually start a lot sooner and probably cost candidates more money. And that's voter mobilization getting out your vote because we were all accustomed to voting in person boast of What we saw and heard from the campaigns where you know people showing up at our doors telephone calls leaflet drops In the final. Run up to in in-person balloting. Now that that's going to be going on for days and days and days It means that Candidates are going to have to spend dollars dollars and dollars a really pretty much from mid september foreword on On an expense that traditionally was made much later in the campaign. Okay real quick because we're running out of time for this segment. Let's talk about what. The legislature did finally to remedy some of the circumstances around covid after multiple attempts across multiple sessions. They finally extended some type of paid sick. Leave this time though to home. Healthcare workers and healthcare workers generally. Amy can you tell us what the general did around paid sick leave. Yeah this is something that Delegate elizabeth monarch who is running for lieutenant governor has been pushing for quite some time and she always had a a much broader bill covering a lot more workers across virginia and she had been gradually wittling Down mostly because she needed to pass the senate which is a lot more friendly a to to the business community than the house has been and so it looks like it's going to be certain home healthcare workers. What is it. You might have to help me here on. It's like the sort of narrowed this bill. In a way that it does not apply to the private sector so it only applies to home. Healthcare workers that money from the federal government so it basically says to the private sector. Hey we're not asking you to do this at any impact of that is also it it potentially has a is a big help for For home healthcare workers who are dealing with you know A lot of lower income clients as well. I think that. I think that will essentially be the limit of that. I think that's all the able to get through. I believe during the senate debate. Senator norman Maybe senator mccain had asked if what if what if governor northbound census back with amendments to.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

07:51 min | 2 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"This is so much more fun when we're penny lane. There's beer flowing on this episode transition virginia. Yeah they're already backed the two thousand twenty one. General assembly session is a wrap. You can't eat which joke kill so what happened. And what didn't happen. Gesticulate wildly out them. Solomonic third way. The highs and lows of legislating and an era of zoo one of the stickier elements of all this forcing everybody to take a vote on something that they've sort of were avoiding. This is not a nonpartisan process. It's only a bipartisan process. On this episode of transition virginia. welcome to transition virginia. The podcast that documents the ongoing transition of power in virginia. I'm michael pope. Thomas bowman today on the podcast. The twenty two thousand one general assembly session around what happened but didn't happen. What's next we're going to break it all down for you. With an all star panel of journalists joining us is the legendary columnist for the richmond. times dispatch jeff shapiro. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for including the i am. I am not worthy at returning to the podcast. our friend. that's august politics and policy reporter for the roanoke times. Amy freedom burger king. Mix for returning to the podcast. Thanks for having me back on. I feel like it has been too long since i've participated podcast and hopefully we can do in person against yes. One hundred percent agreed while amy. I want to start with you because you were there. In the belly of the beast in the senate chamber i was. I have to admit super super jealous of you. Amy because every time the camera panned over to that part of the senate floor there. You are like the whole session or i was locked in my house in front of my computer screen. Give us a sense of what it was like to be in that sort of makeshift at hawk senate chamber. What was it like to be their day in day out and it was. It was kind of as time went on. I felt like it like this was the new normal for the senate You know we were set up. The house of delegates was meeting. Virtually and the senate was in person at the science museum and so the senators. We're all spread out at their tables in. The media was in a kind of a pendon area in so it's a little different You know it's a little harder to kind of get people to come over to you. Have to gesticulate wildly at them at to get their attention in so yeah it was great. I'm a big believer though of being there in person as much as possible Just so they know that the media is watching yes. One hundred percent agreed. Did the gesticulation work like if you waived your arms would come over and talk to you or how did that work. Well as laws always coming over on his own. You don't need to you. Don't need to talk to you the others. Yeah you just have to keep waving or text somebody to say hey get so and so's attention and wanna talk to them so yeah they would come over. I debated at one point getting assigned. But i didn't else madam clerk would like if i was holding a new props new props log am over here senator. So and so. Jeff let me ask the same question of you but in reverse. What was it like for you covering an entire session. Not being there. In person i am. I am wringing my hands wondering what I missed what we missed because We weren't there though about how to Amy for bravely soldiering on and michael. You and i have discussed this A lot of what we do as reporters What lobbyists do legislators do Is boils down to just sort of showing up There's a lot of serendipity in our respective lines of work and i'm afraid that With the virtual the emphasis on the virtual one thing that is. Not present is serendipity. Let's talk about some of the bills that got passed out of this general assembly session. What can virginians look forward to starting in july or whenever they become law. Goodness there is so much that the democrats accomplished their second year of having the majority in the legislature. And you know of course having control of the executive mansion as well In other going to abolish the death penalty which is a huge deal for southern states to do this marijuana legalization kind of you know you have to read through. If you don't wanna read through the really lengthy what how. Many pages is two hundred. Something pages You know there's there's a lot of details to basically They're not going to legalize marijuana until twenty four. There was a lot of pushback from a sound. Like criminal. Justice groups legalization advocates. Who felt like you know. That wasn't they didn't go far enough on it. Well you know this is Reefer light there were about a half dozen legislators who democratic legislators who oppose this Legislators of color one of their concerns is and i think. Perhaps the governor's going to address this in an amendment or two is that We not fully eagle until twenty twenty four. He's under the bill as as as past Know there's a whole swath of the populace that's up potentially vulnerable to continue prosecution and we've seen ample evidence that You know more people of color than white virginians are are busted for marijuana And so i think this is. This is one of the stickier elements of all this. I think largely overlooked essentially it flared a bit in the those final debates that this is not just virginia becoming the first southern state to Legalize marijuana we joining fifteen other. American states This is a step as new jersey to occur earl here last week. An acting a bill that will create a tax scheme that will generate a lot of money that is intended to go back into communities principally communities of color that have been adversely affected By the emphasis on prosecuting For smaller amounts of marijuana and those dollars would essentially support jump. Starting this whole new industry a weed a recreational weed industry that would have a presence in these neighborhoods and perhaps Enliven their economies somewhat. Gonna question about marijuana legalization. I never quite understood the logic of waiting for the legalisation part of it. I mean i totally understand waiting for the commercial sales. Because you've got to stand up the new agency and you've gotta create the regulations and that takes time and okay. I understand that why. Wait for twenty four. Why not do it this summer. Like what was the logic behind.

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Transition Virginia

05:59 min | 5 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"If you want to benefit from pay to play now you can buy joining transition. Virginia's exclusive patriotic community chip in as little as three dollars to help us produce. This podcast sustaining members. Get their questions asked on the show. Which means you know the next guest before the episode comes up so if you want us to ask questions or even if you just want to support the show hop over to transition. Virginia dot com and click the orange button to become patron patron today. And we're back on transition virginia. It's question time. This is part of the podcast. When we take questions from you our listeners. You can send us an email. You can hit us up on twitter or facebook. You can become a patriotic and support the work that we do here on the podcast. Our first question comes from friend of the podcast. Alex van wants to know about charter schools. How do charter schools. And perhaps even private schools generally affect school segregation. I'll open that up to other of you. That want to answer. We have strong evidence A variety of states and just nationally that charter schools are linked to increase segregation in schools. And when you have a geographic area where multiple school choices proliferate segregation tends to be worse. That's because information and resources are not distributed equally across the population so families with more information in more resources including the ability to get their kids to and from school are more likely to exercise choice which increases stratification now in virginia. Our current state charter. Laws have guided against the rapid increase in charter schools. In that is a good thing. Both of these reports would likely show much deeper levels of segregation if we had more expensive use of charter schools across the state at the same time. We do have some charter schools and fair many states in a very different situation across the country and so i think that it's really important for existing charters rules to incorporate civil rights protections those include deep and extensive outreach re transportation for students and admissions policies that prioritize student interest in the school not the schools interest in the kid charter slows. Shoot get rid of in renell involvement requirements that they might have and examine other policies. That may set up barriers tax as a think charter. Schools sometimes come up in the conversation about how to address segregation charter. Schools have impacts in terms of improving. Student outcomes and can result in higher levels of socioeconomic racial segregation. So that is why. We did not consider that as a policy option to address segregation in terms of private schools. Again i think building a strong public school system is integral to the democratic access of education to students in the state and i would also say that private schools again also have a history that increased segregation in the past range. So during the time outs resistance private. Schools were created to draw white students into the schools. In order to circumvent integration rate the creation of private academies known as segregation academies tuition grants or vouchers were given to white students found themselves in integrated school. these are really ways to circumvent integration. So i don't think that there's necessarily something wrong with the existence of private schools but that the priority should always be to create a very well resourced diverse robust system of public education because that is a social good as one that we've attempted to guarantee to every student so our focus our resources. Our attention should really be on building a system of public education and virginia that works for all students another question. Friend of the pod. Rachel she says students of color are often disproportionately placed in separate special education classes in virginia. Twenty seventeen report from henrico county showed that black male students are significantly more likely to be placed in special education than white students meaning that segregation can still happen within on segregated schools. She asked how do you think that factors into your findings and what should be done to fix this problem genevieve. Let's start with. You is such an important.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

06:40 min | 5 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Ongoing yes. School accreditation systems take into account. Test scores in chronic optimism. To sort of measure the quality of the school virginia uses a mix of indicators and those can all be useful for understanding where all needs to grow end of crafting targeted interventions but schools and experience of students are more nuance than that. And i think a lot of those indicators sort of look at deficiencies rate so where a school is doing perhaps poorly or looking at dropout rates for example our intention including or proposing to include integration and diversity measures in the accreditation process is that it could incentivize localities to engage in policy making that would make schools more diapers so if it's a measure in getting schools accredited than perhaps they would take policies a little bit more seriously to make sure schools look diverse. I think accreditation is something that's brought up. In conversations a lot about the quality of schools generally and if a school is an accredited that is like a serious mark on them is the conversation. Sometimes if we include diversity as a measure in accreditation than perhaps you're saying sort of carrot and stick there would be to incentivize localities in the state to work towards making their schools more so let's dive into this a little more because i do political strategy and messaging for my day job. And i'm wondering is there a for well-meaning elected officials to reframe these discussions within their constituencies to improve outcomes and minimize blowback. The polls i think the coming of institute's report does a nice job of outlining some of the research on the benefits of diverse walls. A researcher calling for people to down deeper to the research may not radically reshape public opinion. But i do think. The rationale for school integration is backed by decades of inner disciplinary. Social science evidence. You know so. You have this area of benefits around intellectual stimulation of being in a diverse learning environment listening to different perspective. Understanding different lived experiences around on flights albums. We've got good research suggesting that that promotes critical thinking this kathy mentioned and that helps teams come up with better and more creative solutions to really difficult problems and i would argue. That students who are attending homogeneous classrooms in schools are not getting prepared for what we're can life will be when they graduate and then there's a round of benefits related to the social emotional learning that occurs when kids from different races of necessities socioeconomic. Classes come together close contact across lines of difference especially when it begins at a young age reduces prejudice if you really know somebody from group. That's different from yours. You are less likely to generalize in stereotype and really knowing somebody in being friends with somebody from a different group. Also extends here awareness your capacity to care to other groups. The last time would be Civic preparation of students become good citizens that really care about one another that know how to share ridicule resources. Back kind of learning happens best in favor schools. I think we've had a lesson recently. In in how critical preparation for democracy really is so. I think better communicating eating the multi. Prompt benefits of integration for all students is really creek policymakers and politicians all the issue of researchers asking people to look at the research the virginia commonwealth university report of what are the specific recommendations is a j. lark study now. Lawmakers are traditionally very picky about what they want to ask jailer to study because they don't have an unlimited number of reports they do every year So what would you say to lawmakers who were trying to figure out whether they wanted to do a jailer. Study on this issue versus some other issue in terms of how important this could be to study this issue and come up with recommendations for the general assembly. We've all recently been given the lesson. In how critical public schools are preparing our future generations and school segregation is at the heart of educational inequality. The longer we wait to provide a quality recent to are rising racial majority the more in jeopardy our economic democratic future visits. I would argue that. There are few issues more important in school said invasion for the commonwealth to take off on energy like studies one way of indicating that the seat is serious about. Yeah i definitely would echo exactly what genevieve just said in underscoring that it is not an issue that we need to be waiting on any longer and gun that segregation is not over. We're just in another chapter of segregation and the fight against the nation. As well and i would also say that there is some progress happening on the state level. So the governor's commission to examine racial inequity in virginia. Law is gonna pass on many of the record conditions that we've listed our to the governor and a general assembly for consideration in this upcoming legislative session. Which i think would bring us one step closer to meaningful change in education and so these issues will be getting a little bit more time in the public eye in the coming months and i think that is a really good opportunity. For policymakers to be taking those issues seriously understand that. There's a lot of well around passing these kinds of ause ray. Now so a jailer. Study would be instrumental in giving us not just more information and data on the issue but demonstrating how it is still something that people are thinking about really to counter that narrative that is an issue. That is just simply over. We're here with genevieve siegel hawley a professor. At virginia commonwealth university kathy mendez at the commonwealth institute for fiscal analysis talking about.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

06:06 min | 5 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"On transition. Virginia were talking about the lingering problem of racial segregation in virginia schools and are these to research organizations virginia commonwealth university and the commonwealth institute. That have both done some research on this and had some findings. Both of these reports also have some recommendations on how to fix the problem. Genevieve seagal hollywood to start with you and the virginia commonwealth university suggestion that the state establish a new office or department inside the department of education. One that could support voluntary integration reduce segregation collaborate housing policy explain how the sort of bureaucratic potential solution to this. Why create a new office. A new department. What what good would that actually accomplish. So the officer department video. He should happen in tandem with a number of our other recommendations but in essence you know if if the state doesn't define what school segregation as and then set up a system in perhaps the department the hold school divisions in regions accountable addressing school segregation. It's hard to imagine. Further work happening without those baseline measures in place need to define it need to evaluate it. And then you need to start holding school districts. Hannibal department could help that work and it could also offer technical assistance around whatever plan. School visions are school regions. Come up with to address school segregation given the current legal context. I think technical assistance would be important for school districts. They need support thinking through these issues. So that's why we propose creating a new small department within the existing bureaucracy. Kathy mendez your report here at the commonwealth institute. Points out that it's going to take a system of intentional actionable an anti-racist policies to make high quality education a reality for virginia students. So can you describe what are some of those policies. Virginia should be exploring. Yeah so we outline a few different areas of policy solutions ranging from local level policies. That would kind of adjust school boundaries to housing policies that could even address housing segregation ranked. 'cause there's a link there so in terms of local and regional integration policies that could take the form of regional magnet schools that could pull students across traditional boundary lines district rezoning which would have been on the local level of course with the individuals will certain manning that effort and then also managed choice systems should be equity focused choice system where it can kind of look like families. Submitting a set of school preferences and their students assigned school could be based on a variety of goals that could include proximity diversity among others and that is a system. That's houston several school districts. Nationwide like the louisville jefferson county kentucky school district. A second piece is including diversity on the school quality postcards in virginia so the virginia board of education could include levels of integration diversity on our school quality report cards. Those light now few different things about school divisions in virginia like chronic absenteeism climates teacher quality. That sort of thing. Dr include integration and diversity as well so you could really gonna change the narrative on what a quality school looks like and sort of build that more on strengths rather than deficiencies are third. Point is fair funding. So we gonna advocate for funding to make sure that students who have the greatest need for resources. Get the greatest amount. So policy makers should reform. Virginia's primary school funding formula to take into account student need and they should fully fund the newly prescribe standards quality for forward by the board of education. Which would bring crucial resources and staffing to schools like counselors and mental health professionals. Anyway take into account student socioeconomic status when allocating money to local divisions in the primary formula and lastly policies to address housing segregation so a more equitable approach to housing vouchers. inclusionary zoning laws home ownership in wealth building opportunities like down payment assistance or increased on human assistance and increase investments in the housing trust fund and fiction diversion programs cancer have begun to separate that link so one similarity in both of these reports is a sort of carrot and stick approach. But i think you take your two different reports. Take a slightly different approach. And i'd like to open this up to both of you The vcu report talks about certification requirements so new requirements for certification superintendents. School boards are teachers or principals the commonwealth institute report talks about the accreditations system. And i'd like to open this up to both of you. Is there sort of looking at certification requirements and accreditation requirements. Is that a good way to encourage behavior and sort of a carrot and stick model. Where you you're discouraging. Certain kinds of behaviors and encouraging other kinds of behaviors in terms of the certification or accreditation. The tenor of this entire conversation points to the need for certification requirements. That help people understand the history of racial discrimination in virginia's public education system and how that history as laid the groundwork were ongoing racial discrimination in the And so that was at the heart of recommendation around the certification china help but the the stakeholders who wield power over these contemporary policies. Trying to help them understand our history. And what would be needed. In order to address the.

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Transition Virginia

08:08 min | 7 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"If you want to benefit from pay to play now, you can buy joining transition Virginia's exclusive patriotic Community chip in as little as $3 to help us produce this podcast sustaining just get their questions asked on the show, which means you know, the next guest before the episode comes out. So if you want us to ask for questions, or even if you just want to support the show pop over to the church in Virginia. And click the orange button to become a patreon patron today. And we're back on transition, Virginia were talking about marijuana decriminalizing it legalizing it and it's question time where we take questions from you if you have any questions for transition, Virginia hit us up on Twitter. You can send us an email. You can join our patreon community where you can support the work we do here on the podcast. And in fact, our first question comes from one of our patreons Pete Gibson of Gibson printing Virginia's favorite Union printer. He asked this girl now open it up to the panel. What role is there for Virginia? Tobacco companies to play in legalization. And will there be incentives for former? Tobacco Farmers to grow Virginia college rules there toward tobacco. Look I don't think anyone is really jazzed about the idea of ultra dog. In cannabis and the Commonwealth even ultimately that may one day be a reality as long as it remains federally illegal. I think we're going to see legalization Virginia roll out or similar to the way it has in other states where it's not you know, Titans of Industry, you know, perhaps outside of those multi-state operators or even the canvas pack and and will there be a role for Virginia's? Tobacco Farmers for those books absolutely Equity can be looked at through a very large lens and and part of that conversation that Equity conversation here in Virginia and specifically within the Virginia marijuana legalization work group is about that brought that broader question of of equity in life. Not just about Equity licenses for those who may want to work in the Cannabis industry, but how can we wage? Provide opportunity and we're sort of justice to all of those who have been impacted by the failed policy. How can we incentivize opportunity for Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Farmer's or certainly part of that and to piggyback on that but also to take it away from Big tobacco and let's just go straight at the jugular a big Pharma will not let me just one cynic lease a as bought-and-paid-for both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. We're now starting to see even Purdue Pharma member that I've heard and I haven't done this story yet. But members of the Sackler family are investing in marijuana companies have tried to take the 10 or whatever billion dollars that they hid from the families who they killed with their opioids with their Oxycontin. They're now trying to get into the Cannabis market and so like there is fear within the industry wage. For lack of a better term that can go amateur ization of the industry, you know, the big takeovers people in Wall Street at the start of the recession and all these jobs in capital firms were literally thinking like who after a few months this is going to be the time to buy all these cannabis firms. Well what happened we've seen sales Spike wage cuz when people are sitting at home, I guess they like joints or bowl or an edible. So sales have been up. So all these firms avanta like rethink that just bought a rabbit capitalistic approach, which I'm fine with capitalism. I want people to make money but these pharmaceutical companies and big tobacco as well these companies that have killed hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens now want to get in on this just to I don't know to feed their bottom line, but I'm nervous about that because I don't think these companies dog. Or even Industries have proven themselves to be good actors who actually care about Americans for many people in the marijuana industry. Actually do this is medicine for millions of Americans right now while I don't disagree with you Matt, I'll remind our listeners that we should all be so fortunate as to one day have the luxury of choosing between Marlboro greens at the corner store and crafts cannabis at the boutique dispensary pharmaceutical eyes cannabinoids at CVS a message. I just want this companies owned by the people currently in prison, and I know you agree with me on that. Okay, we could keep exploring the Garden of Eden forever. But go to our next question here from Sarah Ingram Taylor Sarah is the lobbyists for Alexandria City and she has a question that comes in through Twitter at Sarah Taylor. Okay, see she points out that Alexandria substance log. Use prevention commission brought something to her attention. She wants to know will the quote social host unquote liability law extend to marijuana. Okay, social host liability line just looked it up. Google Google is a wonderful thing. It states in part that anyone who furnishes or sells alcohol to a minor is guilty of a misdemeanor and if that's acquaint consumption of the alcoholic liquor by the minor is a direct and substantial cause of that person's death, then there's criminal penalties. So so what they're asking is, you know. To give weed to minors or they're going to go to jail some many decades ago normal adopted what are called the principles of responsible cannabis use and the first point that is adult-only cannabis consumption is for adults only it is irresponsible to provide cannabis to Children. Amen, and that's industry-wide like it's not even a dog. Call a red herring. This is something that opponents bring up. Nobody in the industry wants kids consuming this stuff. Just like we don't want kids consuming alcohol. All right, Sara, if you've been listening at sounds like Alexandria has Substance Abuse Prevention commission needs new members. Amen activate Virginia on Twitter activate. Virginia wants to know should legislators package is an advisory referendum this coming session that would put legalization and Taxation on the twenty one November ballot to demonstrate public support. No, I agree with you Jim Michelle why no pets lived in a stall tactic Virginians have been vocal in their support for legalizing responsible use of money to buy a dolt. So I don't see how a referendum does more than illustrate what poll after poll after poll has already demonstrated our, New Jersey. Question comes from Bill in Richmond. He wants to know how National policy from a President Biden might influence the legalization process in Virginia. Any thoughts on that page, Virginia legislature is not swayed by the policies of neighboring states or frankly, even the federal government Virginia, like the majority of United States and territories is in violation of federal law by legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing personal possessions. So federal policy doesn't seem to be impeding progress here progress has been slowed but not because.

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02:00 min | 7 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Samples and if so, how long Max be served nasty curve legal. Just asking for a friend. Yeah. Yeah, Jen Michelle Panini explain what the workgroup did and what the meetings were really like so I think they'll made that joke just for me as part of the decriminalization legislation. We added an estimate language that ordered some number of secretaries to convene a legislative work group. That's what Senator was speaking to and I am a member of the workgroup and it has very similar objectives to what we outlined in the legislation initiated to jail or study and so it isn't a Shedd Virginia legalize marijuana, it is a how should Virginia go about it. And what are the major policy considerations that we would like to address off in such legislation and ultimately the work group ended up forming three subcommittees fiscal and structural subcommittee.

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Transition Virginia

06:15 min | 7 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"And we're back on transition, Virginia. We're talking about marijuana decriminalized marijuana, which Virginia has already done and potentially even legalizing marijuana. Which Virginia is on the verge of doing Jim Michelle Panini. There is a study that's going on right now that's going to be completed later this year in advance the upcoming General Assembly session that is about litigation and it's not about whether or not legalization should happen. It's about how legalization should happen right walk us inside of that study and what we can expect from it. Well, I think you said it right there. It is. In fact how Virginia might best go about legalizing adult use. It is not a whether the Commonwealth should or shouldn't smoke. Marijuana is good or bad. It's just really the best policy approach for the state of Virginia. For example, what's the best tax rate for cannabis in the Commonwealth? We don't log. Want it to be taxed so high that it's simply a tree incentivizes engaging with the illicit market then you also wanted to you know have a tax benefit to to the state. What might be the best number. Oh retail sites for the state of Virginia. What's the appropriate regulatory structure? We already have vertical licenses issued in the states where medical providers office not really an appetite to maintain this vertical requirement and and something that's very specific in this study is a call to look at what the state of Illinois did so every state should know presumably tries their best with legalization and and we seem to be getting better and better each iteration that we we see on the fold in the state that seems to have gotten back at least the most right up to this point is Illinois because they were very thoughtful and specific and including the restorative justice components to the their bill. So the study does off. For a specific look at Illinois and a look at how Virginia will include restorative justice from the get-go. So that like other states. We are having to go back and say oh we forgot about people with criminal records. We should probably expunged those. All right. So on that topic with criminal records, so what are we going to do with a sponge amounts of marijuana related felonies particularly in cases where someone plead to say felony possession is part of a deal not to be charged with something more violent should the expungement process be automatic or should we consider something more similar to McAuliffe's expedited restoration of Rights expungement is an issue that the general assembly attempted to tackle in the special session. And ultimately they weren't able to reach any sort of consensus the Virginia State Crime commission did a study on expungement and their policy recommendations were in support of an automated expungement process, Virginia is one of eight states that doesn't have true expungement off and what was important about the proposal that came out of Virginia State Crime commission is ultimately carried in legislation by leader hearing is that it also may contain the funding necessary to update the infrastructure and equipment in the state of Virginia so that we could even have a process like that in Palm. If you don't have a technical capability for that right now now the Senate put forth a different expungement proposal one that we've seen versions of four years that outline a very limited set off. Of infractions and required petition based expungements and in the house and the senate or able to agree on who had the better proposal and also Virginia and Scott hung out to dry essentially until another session can potentially look at this expungement. So when we do drop the adult use measure we're going to be very creative and how we look at addressing past records. What Solutions can we possibly provide when we're in a state that really lacks the ability to do any comprehension of eccentric, you know, that house-senate conflict is really interesting and it it's intractable because the house is really wanting this automatic expungement process. And what they are trying to avoid is any sort of petition process the Senate wants the opposite. They want a petition process. They don't want it to be automatic and charnell Herring has made the point where wage If you create this petition process, you're also going to create a market of lawyers who specialize in the petition process and then once you've created that market of lawyers, you will never be able to get rid of the petition process because they will be a powerful lobbying Force. So we've seen this intractable debate here between the house which is totally pushing and standing by this automatic expungement process versus the Senate which is for the most part rejecting the idea of automatic expungement that last low. I'm sure other states are also trying to figure out the best way of forward with expungement of old marijuana convictions. What's the field look like here in terms of can Virginia look to other states that maybe they figured this thing out well on that real quick. I was just going to say sounds like this is just a win win win for the economy. The lawyers are going to make money the legislators going to be in longer. So that's going to keep people down there and Richmond were dead. Or and then obviously the dispensary workers and Growers. So I see all positives a little tongue-in-cheek. But yeah, when it comes to expungements take a state like Florida where the people literally the will of the people they came out in 2018 and they said we want non-violent.

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08:16 min | 7 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Church welcome to transition Virginia the podcast that examines the transition of power from Republican to Democrat. My name is Michael cope and I'm Thomas Bellman today on the podcast off for Badness. The devil's weed Mary Jane. Yes, we're going to talk about pot earlier this year Virginia decriminalized marijuana and the Old Dominion will soon legalize marijuana to dig into this issue. We have a dynamite panel. We're joined by the leading force behind decriminalization the Voice who made it happen the executive director at Virginia normal genma Chef. Adini. Thank you for joining us. My pleasure Thomas. We're also joined by a journalist. Whose work you might have heard on NPR or whose work you might have read in The Daily Beast or in Rolling Stone. He's just log A new site called the news station that's a national alt-weekly exploring. The intersection of the War on Drugs social justice and National politics Matt. Laslo. Thanks for joining us. Anytime brother is a great. So the big picture here for Virginia is that after years of fighting and struggling the Commonwealth has finally decriminalized marijuana, not legalized marijuana, at least not yet but decriminalized. Marijuana Jim Michelle Panini, you were the force that made that happen. This Thomas said what exactly does decriminalization meaning of Virginia that's a very generous characterization of me. But thank you so decriminalization. And in this context, we're using it as a state policy word. It means choice to substitute a criminal penalty with some type of generally civil penalty could be a fine could be a warning could be dead. And something like community service, but generally it means to remove a criminal penalty and substitute it with some lesser civil penalty. And Matt. Laslo. I'm wondering about the experience in other states when other states have decriminalized marijuana, what kind of pitfalls have happened or what kind of benefits have they seen and that's the funny thing about. You know, I'm here in Washington like everything these days just gets sucked into this stupidly hyper-partisan lands. So like if you talked to some conservatives from some of these states that have decriminalized quote unquote legalize locally, you know, there's just these talking points that are out there that are stale and one thing we're doing with our site. The news station is we're really trying to like actually do it normal has been doing for years like really hone in on those research studies cuz like new science and new data and research is coming out all the time. So it's basically we've seen from Most states wage. He was sounding you know success does not attend the kids using it. That's a false talking point. Every state is actually actively working to make sure that just like alcohol. You can't imbibe unless you're Twenty-One et cetera. And also now Criminal Justice Reform has become a part of this Illinois was kind of a leader on that. So now off of other states are going back like Colorado and Oregon some of the initial states to decriminalize they are now kind of kicking themselves and saying who we put a lot of that money into local police forces which right now as you may have heard is not quite in Vogue any longer, so I think Virginia coming in when it's poised to come in is I'm going to bode well because you guys are set up to really learn from everyone else's mistakes. Gen Michelle. What kind of decrim numbers are you seeing at Virginia normal decriminalization, you know, yep. Not a solution for prohibition but it is an incremental step that frankly Most states are willing to take before they get to legalizing of don't use and what we are seeing is roughly a 50% reduction in arrests post decriminalization. What we aren't seeing is any shift in the disparate enforcement of those thoughts on the laws between black and white Americans that that disparity that racial disparity in arrests still lingers after decriminalization and in Virginia what this translates into age to hopefully it's about 15,000 fewer arrests per year prior to this law taking effect on July one, Virginia was spending over $100 million taxpayer dollars enforcing the policy that frankly they didn't support and arresting upwards of 30,000 Virginians every year for marijuana possession. So the Democrats took control of the House of delegates in the states anyway, Earlier this year and took action on decriminalizing after you know, assuming power after a generation of not being in power. This is sort of the theme of our podcast transition, Virginia is about that transition of power. One thing that Democrats tried to do though is walk this line of saying they were going to decriminalize marijuana, but they're not encouraging anyone to use it. In fact, it is still illegal took two House Majority Leader Charnel Herring about this it was her bill that accomplished all of this and this is how she explained it. Well, I mean, there's still a civil penalty. I don't think it encourages drug use, but the reality is that people are using marijuana and the arrests are disproportionate. And so this is an attempt to address that might Las Lomas curious about the politics of this and Democrats trying to walk this line of, you know, trying to be in favor of Criminal Justice Reform and yet at the same time not seem Like they don't care about Law and Order. How do they how are Democrats trying to walk this line? When you asked me about the politics of it? I almost laugh because when you look at polling even in Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, if you look at his home state of Kentucky one poll that came out showed that ninety percent of Republicans in Kentucky supported medicinal marijuana wage. So right there this isn't a partisan issue at all and few studies show that about two-thirds of Americans support legalization or more for another mostly medicinal and it's not really split on a part in line, which is why the politicians here in Washington are so far behind all these states and voters on the ground who just bypass Washington cuz Washington's gridlocked and worthless. So now we have 11 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational weed because they gave up on Congress like many other advocacy groups have done for a list of other issues. We're not giving up here in Virginia. And and not only did we decriminalize personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on July 1st. The state also took legalized participation in its medical cannabis program on July 1st. It's a pretty to extraordinary steps forward for the Commonwealth and and all in one Fell Swoop. Once that sort of Trifecta of power was in place in the legislature Jim Michelle. Can I ask you a question about strategy here for D? Crab? Why go for decriminalization life first before legalization? This is a public policy issue that had been before the legislature many many times. I mean there was a multi-year hall to get this issue serious face time and and ultimately was one that Governor Northam ended up campaigning on so it was a priority for his administration and what time You do here in Virginia is take any win we can get one of the topics of debate when the house of delegates was considering. This was the potential pitfalls of decriminalizing without legalizing and they precarious situation that put Virginia in one of the Republicans home voice to this was delegate Nick rush and I spoke to him during the session.

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Transition Virginia

01:50 min | 8 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Couldn't vote. Let's go and take a break. We are talking with Dr Paul Levin Good. The former president of the Virginia Historical Society and current president of the George C Marshall Foundation, and also our friend delegates. Schuyler van Valkenburgh from Henrico. And we're back on Transition Virginia Brunell going to talk about the fall of the readjustment. So this is a group that we talked about earlier had a meteoric rise to power eighteen, seventy nine. The party is founded in the early part of the year. By the election in November, they were able to gain a majority in both house of delegates and the Senate. They had fifty six out of the one hundred seats mouse twenty, four out of the forty seats and the Senate and the next election cycle and eighty one they kept the general assembly and elected their own Governor Governor Cameron, and then the. Next year and the congressional election they had six out of the ten house seats meanwhile, the General Assembly of course, at this time is picking the US senators. So they pick Mahone who went to the Senate and ran the political machine from his US Senate office and they also picked the other US senator. So they had both seeds of the US Senate. They had six out of ten house of representative seats. They had the house ability. They had the state Senate, they had the governor's office when that's all within three years and then it all falls apart doctor Levin. Good. What happens to the readjustments? It's a really.

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09:19 min | 8 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"I mean, just UN's face the coalition itself was Biracial, but it's worth pointing out for the modern listener that they were not in favor of desegregating anything right so To, Doctor Levin good talk about this nuanced from our perspective. It's nuance racial element to this where they're a biracial coalition that actually was not for integration. I I. Don't. I. Don't know on the on the African American side, what the what the feeling was along these regards but only for white readjustments, this was you know black public schools in white public schools. blacking I mean Virginia. You mentioned Virginia State is founded. That's very deliberately at a normal school, a school to create black teachers who can teach in black school So this is not a moment of. You know coming together racially it's I. think it is more a recognition that there are shared interests of the poor and working classes of both races that need to be met that need to be satisfied, and now it was not an turning of that of that order of the races and remember you know this is not an enlightened period racially outside of Virginia I mean this is. Sometimes, it's easy easy to forget that the civil war. Did Not Create you know an instant sort of racial utopia anywhere in the United States it it settled the question of slavery, but it did not settle the question of equality even with the reconstruction acts clearly. So that's you know it it probably is not shouldn't surprise us that someone like William Mahone who was a slave owner before this war fight for the confederacy does not then become the figurehead of a party that is looking to overturn the racial order but is reflecting the reality that there is a block of black political power now and pent-up black desire for. Various services to be rendered by the government that needs to be acknowledged needs to be met, and it is a wing of this coalition who has the power in political clout to demand this of their white partners. and. Also one thing to add their to to kind of even nuances even more. If you look at Mahone himself, he campaigned against the only black Republican running for Congress in Virginia during this time period, and so there was kind of and we'll talk about this when we get to the downfall among the white readjusts tres, how far they were willing. To go it is very limited I think you even arguably at the time, but definitely by modern day comparisons and so I think that's important to note as well. Another aspect of this is that it is by many accounts the first political machine in Virginia which I know probably people have various perspectives on whether or not. It was machine Doctor Levin. Good. Mahone lead a political machine perhaps even you could say Virginia's first political machine. Well Certainly Mahone, recognized. the power of patronage and recognize that there's an awful lot of ground to be made as the leader of this party in the political patrons that he can go out of that leader. I mean I I guess I mean I mean. One, man's machine is another man's. System right I I. I don't know whether I would describe the readjustment machine. As the first machine in Virginia politics certainly, political patronage played a part in. Virginia politics going back to the colonial period. I it. It's doling out favours going out positions and sinecures has always gone on I think Mahone might have been a little more blatant about it. In some ways you know Mahone is in some ways he's a classic newsouth figure in that. If you if you study that period, you know he's a guy certainly on the come I mean he's all about. He's all about money. He's all about. Showing his own money and showing his power. He's not he's not doing it. Subtly you nothing there's nothing really subtle about him. So maybe in some ways, it's the first sort of evident machine or the first machine that doesn't try to in any way math what it's doing and as a precursor to the the Democratic Machine of of the twentieth century. So I guess in a way, it's the first machine, but I wouldn't. I wouldn't push that too far because it's kind of a the logical evolution I think of what of what had taken place but I would say that I don't I don't think it is because I think when you talk about political machines, people talk about entrenching their own power and while he did engage in behaviors that we would associate with a machine you know patronage in correspondence and all these other things did they're out of power so quickly, I actually think if you WanNa talk about the first machine, it's actually his railroad rival. John Barbara who who, kind of helps defeat the readjusting and creates the the kind of modern day. Well, the re constance, the Democratic Party and creates the machine that will lead to the bird machine. Barber campaign managers guy named Thomas Staples Martin who created the Martin machine that of course was by any standards. But you know just because they only held power for a brief period of time doesn't mean it wasn't a machine. It just wasn't a very successful machine at having longevity and part of that. Is something that starts leading toward their downfall, which is there central organizing principle? Was this thing about the debt where they're in disagreement with the other party because the party wants to pay off the debt at the expense of public education and so they campaign on readjusting the debt and not paying it off at the expense of public education? Well, guess what the other party says you don't let your right we shouldn't do that doctor. Levin. Good. The other side essentially folds says you're right right And and they do repudiate the debt by about a third. They reduced the interest rate by half. So they really do succeed in this and I think the Democrats. or their their opponents I think once this passes I think then the pretense of well, this is about honor and all this kind of stuff kind of can fade away and they recognize that this is actually freed whoever follows the readjusts free them up to. Do. A number of different things that they wouldn't have been able to do if they've been fully funding that debt, the way they had claimed they wanted to So yeah, I mean th they managed they managed to do it and I, think it's one of those things ca you know be careful what you what you wish for because I think they did create an environment for themselves where their reason for existing started to wane a little bit I mean when you're sort of almost a one issue for one primary issue party and that issue goes away to a degree then you know it is it is. Probably the best thing for your for your future success. If you can't redefine yourself, it's funny. The mention that because I'm thinking about the Brexit Party. So once brexit happens what uses the BREXIT party anymore. Yeah and one thing that's fascinating I did want to make sure that your listeners ended up realizing too is there's a little funny side piece of the debt, which is when all of this debt is incurred Virginia before the war included West Virginia the West Virginia breaks away during the course of the civil war and there's a long and contentious fight between Virginia and West Virginia as to what portion of that debt West Virginia should. Really. Be Responsible for because were railroads and canals West Virginia that were funded by this and so it actually I don't think it's till Nineteen fifteen or something that it's finally established what dollar amount West Virginia owes toward retiring this debt, which is just kind of a little side note that I thought. It just fascinated me at the time to think that you know they had to take it to the Supreme Court to finally figure this all out. So, delegate Van Valkenburgh, can you put all of these reforms in the context of what's happening nationally and the reason I asked that is because now just like then Virginia's politics often parallels national politics and a lot of ways. So what's going on during this time? Well I mean you're seeing the end of reconstruction you see the north, the northern population losing its will to. Its involvement in the south you see. An economic panic in the mid eighteen seventies that causes kind of a change in priorities. So you're seeing the Republican, party, that goes from the Party of Lincoln, kind of into the party of big business, and so the south is slowly getting its autonomy back in you're getting Kinda slow drip drip that will lead to Jim..

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07:00 min | 8 months ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"I, read this list at the top and it's Worth repeating because it's just sort of mind blowing. If you think about this is the eighteen eighties we're talking about the increased funding for public education they repealed the poll tax they increase taxes on corporations they increased funding for state asylums they increase money for higher education. They abolished the whipping post Doctor Levin Gun talk about the whipping post and the significance of abolishing the whipping post in the eighteen eighty S. Well if you think about public spectacle of criminal punishment, especially in times of slavery, the public whipping post is perhaps the most. Striking example of the the the levers of control that white elite bridge held over everyone else, and so you can imagine if you were living in a maybe a courthouse. Town, a county seat. Very. Often there was a public whipping post which could be used. By for crimes committed by slaves brought to the courthouse square and publicly flogged Mathur's who didn't want to do it. Themselves could actually pay local sheriff to do the same thing and it was public spectacle that was meant to reinforce the power structure very very clearly to everyone You know obviously whites could be flawed to, but it was mostly mostly punishment that was meant to keep an African American population in line. So I think for the African American. Ri. adjusters. Both symbolically, and in terms of you know modernizing the processes of criminal. Justice. Abolishing the whipping post was an incredibly powerful symbol and I'm and I think probably. You know they're they're the probably their influence in the party's platform. As. Much as anything else in that kind of a movement. I'm also kind of curious about the politics here of increasing taxes on corporation increasing taxes on railroads, and then spending that money on public education and higher. Delegate van Valkenburgh is this the beginning of? Liberals. No you know what I think this reflects as kind of thinking about this podcast in thinking about what they did I they would have explicitly said this, but it strikes me that This is an embodiment of a very cohesive kind of idea of what I would call the Frederick Douglass wing of the Republican Party at the time, which is the government being used in order to create kind of inequality of opportunity you. You can just see with the emphasis on education in. Wouldn't have called a K. twelve at the time. Right but K. twelve education a higher ran decrease in Virginia State University. It's all founded on a sense of equality is the first mental silence for African, Americans as well in you know once again, you go back to anti-american you look at the taxation in Virginia and one of the big complaints of folks in the western part of the state was that poor people were being taxed in slave owners weren't and I think what you're seeing is you're seeing a foundation of equality of opportunity of using the government to try to uplift all people and I'll go back to the kind of education speeches they gave If people I'm not GonNa read on. But if people go back and look at the eighteen, seventy, eight veto of governor holiday and then they go back and look at Forgetting the governor's name, the the readjusted Governor Han, Cameron Cameron. You go back and read his statement about the value of public education just in the space of like a year the difference in philosophy behind the to the two. Speeches I mean it's stunning and so I. I don't know the beginning of Texas than liberal but I do think it's the beginning of the idea that the government can be used as a force of good to create a kind of a quality of opportunity, which is, of course, a thread that you see in that certain segment of the Republican Party in the civil war and afterwards which you see in FDR, right which you see in Lyndon Johnson, the Great Society in which I think you could argue see in Virginia Democrats today. So you know I don't think it's a perfect comparison, but I do think you can see lineage. No let me I don't want to jump in with thin with a bit of cynicism here but let's also remember that someone like Mahone loses control of his railroad to outside interests I mean his railroad end up being held by receivership of people in Philadelphia and elsewhere, and so taxing outside companies making money in. Virginia. Is a real a popular thing to be able to propose. So you know you're you're. In some ways you're also That's the kind of something you see in modern politics as well. It's you know this this notion of well. Those who are getting those who are making money off of doing in Virginia or doing business wherever should also pay some price for the things we WanNa, do in Virginia. Info. Virginia's people. That's that's true and also note to that. If you actually look at their tax plan, taxes went down for the average Virginia taxpayer. So they decrease taxes on farmers, the decrease taxes on small businesses in increase taxes on the railroads. In in you know. So what happened is they raised substantially more revenue, but they actually brought down the tax bill for the average Virginian in those series of proposals which I think ties back to that senator or not I think probably both one method explicitly that they use to restore. Virginia's economic base was rebuilding infrastructure or at least that's what they campaigned on Doctor Levin. Good. What did they rebuild when they came to power? Their more notable developments readjust are credited with our things like education I don't I. Don't know that in their brief period, you can attribute an enormous amount of. You know infrastructure improvement and really where where things like railroads common make significant progress in Virginia comes because you do have so much out of state and foreign investment in railroads that penetrate the coalfields in South West Virginia, and so on. In in in that kind of late nineteenth early twentieth. Century period. I WanNa talk about the racial part of the story which is complicated and nuanced. So you had African American members of the General Assembly forming a COA who are mainly Republicans forming a coalition with this readjusting African American readjust as well, and so I mean, just UN's face the coalition itself was Biracial, but it's worth pointing out for the modern listener that they were not in favor.

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Transition Virginia

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Levin. Good. I wouldn't start by setting the scene here. So when the readjusts are formed and take power in the General Assembly in. Seventy nine give us the setting here. So this is like we're not even talking about reconstruction anymore. Reconstruction is like nine years past give us a window of what was going on in the late eighteen seventies that allowed this to happen. Well, I guess you're right to point out that reconstruction was over ended in Virginia and eighteen seventy when Virginia was readmitted to the. Union. But there was kind of this interim period questions were being determined as to who was going to be allowed to hold power. you it enfranchised the state, African American population. There were African Americans winning local offices. So the political social kind of setting was was really kind of a bit in flux. You know when you had some politicians and figures from the prewar Arrow returning and trying to get back into power and you had new voices being heard. So it was just a lot of tumble at the time and it created I think this unique situation in Virginia history where there was this. Void and the void in some ways was really filled by as you mentioned, the adjuster what comes to be called a readjust her party, and also it is important to point out that one of you know the key debate in this entire period is a financial debate. The the Commonwealth's finances are really hamstrung by the issue of prewar debt which sounds really boring except this is we're talking about more than probably half of the State's budget is being paid in interest payments. For the debt that it incurred. In. The antebellum period mainly building things like roads and railroads and canals, all sorts of internal improvements which. I'm sure. Delegates. Van. Valkenburgh, you know talks to students about sometimes in that in that pre war era that era of improvements the Virginia had invested in these things borrowed money to do it. And then of course, there most of them are destroyed by the civil war, and now they're left trying to figure out how they're going to pay this massive debt this in these interest payments and do everything else they need to do. And this question really lingers and hangs over the head of all this politics. We're going to get to the legacy later on in the podcast but delegate van. Valkenburgh. I'm GonNa sort of hinted that right now at the top of the show, which is how we think about the readjust now in the modern world, like what is their legacy? How do we think about this time period today? Yeah, that's a good question and I think there's there's two things that I think we should address when we talk about it I think. One thing we have to note is that the reason why they were even possible is kind of the structure that allowed them to come into power. In. So when you look back kind of the history of of Virginia politics, you look back at the history of Virginia Governance we we've had many constitutions you had the constitution seventeen, seventy, six constitution of eighteen, thirty, the constitution, eighteen, fifty one, and it's really only with the constitution of eighteen sixty nine which provided African Americans the right to vote which I did not have a poll tax was added. It was done by the readjusting now, but it was only within the context of that of that constitution that this moment could even rise and I think that speaks to how important it is to have a constitution that facilitates. Democratic participation whether that's in the vote or how you draw the lines. You Know Rep Tartar talks about the Great Gerrymander of eighteen thirty, which was basically baking into our constitution, the legislative power for the eastern part of the state, and what that did was give slave owners the power in Virginia all the way through until eighteen, eighteen, sixty, four in the nineteen, sixty, nine with the kind of postwar constitutions I? Think. That's one thing that's really important to know is how the fundamentals help lead to different policies in different politics, and then the second thing is it is an interesting moment is an interesting moment about what matters to people. Coming out of this, the debt was the important thing. There's this huge conversation around school debt. So the Eighteen seventy eight, the general MB passes a school appropriations bill and the Governor Vetos it. When you look back at the language of his veto and why he vetoed it is incredibly inflammatory but it's basically talking about we're GONNA pay off this debt and schools is optional thing. And then that kind of folds in that leads to Mahone the confederate general turned egalitarian who calls a conference and says, you know this conferences for anybody who wants to come in makes kind of explicit call to people from both races and out of that. You could this coalition that exists in almost you know immediately after once they're successful, the rug is kind of pulled out from under them because the debt is no longer the important thing in race kind of respect to the forefront, and so I think it speaks to. The contingency of politics as well and how coalitions will change, and you know how you guys talk about the transition from Republican to Democratic power and how maybe this General Assembly. Assembly was the most progressive in history and maybe it was. But you know what that means in two years is going to be a lot different because some of these issues have now been taken off the table or have been or maybe have been taken off the table on what does that mean for politics in two thousand and twenty, two to twenty four, right So I think. The lesson is both structural but also the kind of day today politics in what issues drive people in eighteen seventy, eight poor white folks poor black folks were incredibly concerned about schools in the debt issue didn't play. five years later. Everybody agreed that the readjusts did the right thing debt or seemingly right. They put it to bed in the issue became about race again. and. So I think those are two kind of interesting lessons. And I think what? Telling you know Michael Getting back to your question. There is how are the readjusts remembered today? We'll. They're not. I mean they they.

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"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

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08:41 min | 1 year ago

"virginia" Discussed on Transition Virginia

"I didn't even know he was in town so he he was in town. This mishap happened and it was all over the paper I was like how sloppy can be refunded to the president. And you're running for a national election urinetown and you'RE GONNA Commonwealth Virginia or South Carolina North Carolina. Wherever you're at you don't even know what state you're in what locality. You're in or anything like that Whitney. We've seen lots of candidates. Come here to Richmond Right. Yeah I mean club. Chart was just here on Saturday. Obviously she's dropped out Sanders win was sanders here last week after Thursday and then this really surprised me because I was actually there for P. Buddha judge and I was so I was actually surprised that he I mean. He wasn't doing as well as he could but like. I was kind of surprised he dropped out. He got such a strong showing in northern Virginia. So many people came out and it seemed like there was just so much energy around him for for those who you know who supported him. It seemed like there was so much energy and people loved that he sounded and reminded reminded them of President Obama. You know on that on that same token And so I thought that he was gonNA. I thought he was going to be a little bit stronger than he was But I don't know I don't know what was I sanders Virginia. Yeah a couple of times. Andrew was in northern Virginia recently. And here's in Norfolk as well I was that crowded northern Virginia Norfolk do does he had eight thousand people in Norfolk Just the other day and some something crazy like that and then He had not as big Vigna limitations and I can't remember the specific number. Hit a very large crowd in northern Virginia. But that's expected you've got. I think it's one point. Two million voters in northern Virginia You can fill a room pretty easily with somebody who believes anything. I'm curious about the the timing here with all of these candidates dropping out at the last minute you know. Virginia infamously does not have early voting. You have to have an excuse to early. So there's been lots of people who have yet to cast their ballots And you have to think about like the alternative universe. Virginia did have early voting. And you had all these. Many many people voting for cloture judge in sort of casting their votes away. I can't remember another election cycle or so. Many people dropped out and the four days leading up to the election. Three days leading up to the election. The timing of this is just seems really yes. Yes is kind of bizarre because the Super Tuesday. I mean. Come on go. Thank you who Super Tuesday and then reassessed reevaluated. Delegates where you're at in the in the positioning in the polls and stuff like that. But he's dropped out well before and even come to Virginia speaking so the put the bill unanswered questions here is what are the effect of Bloomberg He probably essentially hurts Biden. What so what about Warren staying in the race like what are the dynamics there. Does she hurt or help anybody staying in the race? I would think that Liz Warren would be doing very well in a county like Arlington where it's a high high education spewed female and older and wealthier and and Liz Warren would be a very attractive candidate to people who are part of the system. They want to change it to make it more progressive. But they don't WANNA burn it all down between Biden and Bernie think well probably philosophically. Unfortunately I think most people are going to look at her going into the election day. Say or Primary Day and say well you know she doesn't at this point really have a pet the viability? She's been not to not been doing very well overall I like her. My heart might be with her but she's not a viable candidate and and a very educated democratic electric is GonNa come to similar conclusions in northern Virginia. So I think that's to be determined. You know I'm interested Thomas in your internal monologue here. I didn't realize that you were an undecided voter. So when you go to the polls on Super Tuesday you actually right now at this hour that we're recording this. You actually don't know who you're going to vote for. Yeah I can make an argument for any of them and I. I'm one of those never trumpers I wanted to seventy seven percent of Democrats. Who just want somebody who can beat Donald Trump So I don't think I'll be voting for Mike Bloomberg But the the the final vote is To be determined. I like Liz a lot. I think she she. I think she could do well. Especially contrasting against Donald Trump. Who would get distracted by just calling your poke hottest the whole time But then you've got Biden who's mental acuity issues are going to be his biggest vulnerability in my mind. That's ages Thomas. No I don't can do if the worst trump can do is call out Warren by calling her pocahontas than I think she's a city for Bet. Then yeah either either Biden or sanders the middle acuity talking about trump the way that she went after the Bloomberg love to see that on the stage. Yeah Yeah and to be clear with mental acuity. What I'm talking about is making reference to Richards earlier statement about Biden. Forgetting where he is he. He'll be probably the oldest person will help he'll be the person who presents the oldest. Yes Bernie Sanders is. I think older but Biden has struggled and some of the early debates and if we see that Biden come back post Super Tuesday. That could present a really big problem for the Democratic Party. I definitely think Thomas you're not alone in that still somewhat undecided but you will throw support behind anybody who the party ultimately chooses. It sounds like a lot of Virginians. Feel that way one hundred percent. That's correct you. It's lot easier to do this when we're the same room. This is like this is totally Jack leg. Richard is this more or less jack leg than last time. Don't have earpiece in my ear so that's good. It's positive in that respect but it's negative because I don't have a drink in my hand. Yes we'll we'll have to remedy that sometime later this week or maybe after session after I have a strong cup of coffee rather than rather than like a couple of glasses barred. Lamey you ten so okay. Let's do this. And then let's wrap up. Richard what is your top three prediction. What are one two three finish in Virginia on on Super Tuesday on in? But it's going to be close than sanders mourn but I think it's GonNa be close so when you win and I don't make predictions Thomas Beck around to you. What are your top three predictions? One two and three. You know what? I'm actually right on board with Richard. Here I think it's going to be a Biden Bernie and Warren following up. Pete had been doing well but now that he's gone. I think Biden's got the edge. The question is would you WANNA do? Is he going to continue the edge? Or YOU'RE GONNA lose the edge after Super Tuesday flounders. You know like he's done in the debates and he's come back he's done that. Several Times were extends east two incomes by and you know locally you know for Democrats. It hasn't been fatal Republicans have poundstone enough. But you know I don't think he's going to be able to come back from you. Know if he's got a pretty You know bad loss on Super Tuesday..

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