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Washington Post Contributor Mark Guarino Authorities on Tuesday charged the man suspected of opening fire on the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in this Chicago suburb with seven counts of first-degree murder and pledged “dozens of more charges” in coming days, as reports of his previous contact with law enforcement prompted residents to ask whether more could have been done to prevent the massacre. Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart announced the initial charges against 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III at a news conference, calling the Monday mass shooting, which also injured more than 30 people, “a premeditated and calculated attack.” “Lake County will never be the same,” Rinehart said. Earlier Tuesday, investigators said Highland Park police had in 2019 confiscated 16 knives, a dagger and a sword from Crimo's residence after a family member told officers he had threatened to “kill everyone,” said Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Henry Olsen, opinion columnist at the Washington Post If you're having trouble grasping why inflation is so politically potent, consider that Americans who enjoyed a Fourth of July cookout on Monday paid 17% more for their food than last year, according to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation. That's a perfect illustration of a poorly understood aspect of inflation: For most Americans, the inflation they actually experience is often much worse than the 8.6 percent headline rate. The official government inflation rate comes from the consumer price index, which measures the prices of a basket of goods that reflect the overall annual consumption of items and services that an average urban household pays for. As a national average, it can never exactly reflect what a particular household faces in any particular city. It assumes that the average family purchases all these goods and services in the same quantities. But that simply isn't true, and it unintentionally hides how high inflation is for millions of people. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What should be done with People's Park in Berkeley? Pat Thurston asks listeners if UC Berkeley should be allowed to build student housing at the park, which the school owns? What do you think? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kim McCallister is in for John Rothmann Brittney Griner's safe return home remains "a priority" for President Joe Biden, but White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre couldn't say Tuesday if the president had any plans of speaking with the WNBA star's family. Griner sent a letter to the White House on Monday pleading with Biden to use his presidential powers to ensure her safe return, adding that she fears that she "might be here forever." Britney Griner's wife said it is “very disheartening” that she still has not heard directly from President Biden, even after the WNBA star — who's been languishing in a Russian jail —sent a handwritten letter to the president, begging him to not “forget” her. Cheney defended the committee, saying Republicans must choose between Trump and the Constitution. “There are politicians in this country beginning with Donald Trump, who have lied to American people and people have been betrayed,” Cheney said. “He consistently has said the election was stolen, when it wasn't.” “I think absolutely there's no question that what we saw happen on Jan. 6 was clearly an attempt to delay the count of the electoral votes,” Cheney said. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Remembering Judy Garland, who would have been 100 on June 10th: Unfortunately, we can not podcast the songs Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Errol Flynn - Gentleman Jim Rita Hayworth - Gilda Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly The Babbitt and the Bromine from That's Entertainment Clark Gable - It happened One Night See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guest Host Angie Coiro discusses the controversy of fireworks in a fire iron state. Listen as Coiro explain why people are working to stop the tradition of fireworks. What do you think of fireworks? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guest host Angie Coiro talks to KGO 810 listeners about people who feel they have no choice but to leave the United States due to the current political climate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Down in the polls and facing losing her seat in Congress over her opposition to Donald Trump and membership of the House January 6 committee, Liz Cheney came out swinging in a Republican debate in Wyoming. “The truth matters,” she said in Sheridan on Thursday night, targeting Harriet Hageman, the candidate endorsed by Trump, and challenging her to say the 2020 election was not stolen. Hageman did not do so. Cheney, Hageman and three other candidates will contest the primary on 16 August. Hageman leads by about 30 points in polls. Cheney, a strict conservative and the daughter of the former congressman, defense secretary and vice-president Dick Cheney, has been seeking to convince Democrats to switch registration and back her. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A new University of Chicago poll found that over a quarter of a deeply alienated American public, particularly those who identify as Republican, believe that it may “soon be necessary to take up arms” against the government, The poll, a collaboration between Republican and Democratic pollsters Neil Newhouse and Joel Benenson, respectively, surveyed 1,000 registered voters around the U.S.. A slight majority of those, 56%, said they believed the government was corrupt and “rigged against everyday people like me,” with self-identified Republicans polling substantially higher on that question than Democrats. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Celluloiddreams.net Movies opening today-- -----ENDANGERED--HBO Documentary about the global assault on journalism and journalists. -----THE FORGIVEN--Drama about a couple vacationing in Morocco who accidentally kill a local boy. -----MR. MALCOLM'S LIST--19th Century romantic comedy. -----OFFICIAL COMPETITION--savage satire (starring Penelpe Cruz and Antonio Banderas) about the making of a movie. And these from last week: -----TREVOR THE MUSICAL--Disney Plus coming-of-age musical about a Diana Ross-obsessed middle school boy in search of his own identity. Disney Plus -----LOST ILLUSIONS--Screen adaptation of the Honore de Balzac novel about the rise and fall of an ambitious poet/journalist. In theaters. -----THE SCORE--a British rock musical heist movie. VOD -----CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH--an older woman/younger man rom-com. Apple TV Plus -----BRIAN AND CHARLES--Sundance comedy about a Welsh inventor who spends his days making useless contraptions until one day when he invents a robot from a washing machine. In theaters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the debate over which history we teach in American schools becomes more inflamed and many of the fundamental precepts of American democracy are under serious assault, it is more important than ever to understand what happened 246 years ago in Philadelphia. Let me educate, inform, and refresh your audience on some of the basics of America's birthday. Ask me— •Why John Adams thought America would mark its birthday on July 2 •Whether the Declaration of Independence was adopted exactly as Jefferson wrote it •What radically profound, new ideas were stated in this document •How many people signed the Declaration and what became of the men— and they were all men— who pledged “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor” •How many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence enslaved people •What George Washington thought about allowing Black men to serve in the Continental Army •Which two presidents died on the same July 4th on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration These and other basic questions about Independence and the American Revolution prove that history is more than dates and documents. Book a live or taped interview and I can bust some myths, set the record straight, and explore Jefferson's “self-evident Truths”— “that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A kidnapped man in Florida drove erratically so police would pull him over. Mark Thompson explains the scary situation in "Fabulous Florida Friday". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The battle to build a new baseball stadium in Oakland to keep the A's crossed another obstacle last night, and the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill speaks with both Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (pro) and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association's Mike Jacob (con) to gain their perspectives on the project. Is it a boon or bust for Oakland? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a big holiday weekend and what better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than experiencing America's pastime! The San Francisco Giants' Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mario Alioto joins the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill to preview all the fun promotions accentuating the homestand against the White Sox. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many people are disappointed by several recent decisions from the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, so the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill talks with Politico's Managing Editor of Enterprise for his take on what can be done now by those who think the justices screwed up? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the name of climate change, the Biden Administration will be fighting the Supreme Court ruling making it easier for companies to dirty the air, and ABC Legal Analyst Royal Oakes explores the paths they may take on the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a long holiday weekend for most Americans, and for those who aren't traveling and staying at home, or traveling and stuck with airport delays, the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill welcomes ABC Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson to review "The Terminal List" and other new things to stream and watch in the theater this weekend. Jason also says you have to set aside 3 1/2 hours to binge the new "Stranger Things" episodes out today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ABC Washington Correspondent Justin Finch joins the Morning Show with Guest Host Chris Merrill to report on how President Biden, coming back from Madrid overnight on Air Force One, is directing his legal team to review the SCOTUS ruling allowing higher levels of harmful pollution. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, Morning Show Guest Host Chris Merrill and Kim McCallister talk about the best ways to keep your dogs calm with the loud fireworks and drunk people around your house. Also, UCLA and USC are approved to join the Big Ten, leaving the Pac-12 weaker and without their biggest TV draws. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The current closures of JFK Drive and the Great Highway are having significant impacts on many residents and visitors to our City. The voters should have a say in the future of these roads. Help us get this on the ballot and make it a fair democratic process. We are advocating for a Sunday, holiday and partial Saturday closure of JFK Drive and reopening of the Great Highway, MLK Drive and Bernice Rodgers Way. Vin Budhai is one of the lead volunteer organizers with Open the Great Highway. He is a Sunset resident. Paria Dea is the Government Affairs Manager at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums. She is a Richmond resident.They are the Principal Officers for the “Access For All” initiative. Help sign the petition: Friday, July 1, 10 am - 4 pm in front of the Whole Foods at Stonestown Mall Tuesday, July 5, 10 am - 4 pm in front of the Legion of Honor Museum Visit the website for campaign information: Access4AllSF.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to climate action by handcuffing the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate planet-warming emissions from the country's power plants, just as scientists warn the world is running out of time to get the climate crisis under control. It is a major loss for not only the Biden administration's climate goals, but it also calls into question the future of federal-level climate action and puts even more pressure on Congress to act to reduce emissions. The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Biden administration may rescind a Trump-era immigration program that forces certain asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border to await approval in Mexico. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the 5-to-4 ruling, said an immigration law gave the president discretion to return migrants arriving by land to the country from which they came. But that discretion, he continued, did not amount to an obligation. The key provision, the chief justice wrote, used the word “may” rather than “shall.” That provision, he wrote, “means what it says: ‘May' means ‘may.'” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Clarence Thomas suggests Covid vaccines are developed using cells of ‘aborted children' None of the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States contain the cells of aborted fetuses. Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in testing during the Covid vaccine development process, a practice that is common in vaccine testing — including for the rubella and chickenpox vaccinations. A group of doctors, nurses and other health care workers brought the case, suing the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in an objection to the state's vaccine mandate on religious grounds. The district court issued a preliminary injunction, but the Court of Appeals reversed it and the Supreme Court ultimately declined to hear the challenge on Thursday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rep. Liz Cheney said Wednesday that the Jan 6 committee's work has shown that former President Donald Trump's involvement in a plot to overturn the 2020 election was “even more chilling and more threatening than we could have imagined.” “We have to choose. The Republican Party cannot be both loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution,” Cheney said in a speech Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. “We stand at the edge of an abyss and we must pull back. We must pull back.” Cheney said she has been motivated to stand against Trump's lies about the 2020 election because of her hopes that her children “will continue to live in an America where the peaceful transfer of power is guaranteed ... [and] in an America that is a nation of laws, not of men.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Belinda Waymouth, GOOD Eco News Creator & Environmental Journalist is with Mark Thompson to discuss the Supreme Court's latest decision regarding climate change in "It's The Planet, Stupid!" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elvis leaving the building? Mark Thompson explains why Las Vegas chapels were ordered to stop using impersonators in themed weddings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.