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New lawsuits brought against Joe Biden claim his administration cannot cancel student debt. Pat Thurston explains details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Officer Joe Silva from the Stockton Police Department joins Pat Thurston to share details on the possible serial killer linked to seven shootings, six of which were fatal, in California.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston talks to KGO 810 listeners about recent updates on Russia and Ukraine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston describes the recent movement on "quiet quitting".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston discusses the ongoing protests happening in Iran.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests. Pat Thurston explains why he is now blaming the United States for the ongoing protests.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for $475 million over defamation. Criminal Defense Attorney David Katz is with Pat Thurston to share his expectations for the lawsuit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Herschel Walker denies claims that he paid for his girlfriend's abortion in 2009. The unnamed woman provided a get well soon note and receipt for money Walker sent in 2009. When asked if he remembered sending anyone a $700 check Walker said, “I send money to a lot of people. … I give money to people all the time cause I'm always helping people.” Pat Thurston goes into detail about Herschel Walker and Walker's son's recent comments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Visit Tim at celluloiddreams.net -----BROS--The first major studio backed (Universal) gay rom com, opening in 3200 theaters in the U.S. today, produced by Judd Apatow and starring Bill Eichner and Luke Macfarlane. -----BURIED: THE 1982 ALPINE MEADOWS AVALANCHE--Arguably the best documentary of the year centers on the 1982 early spring ski resort avalanche that hit its base area killing seven people. In theaters today -----VESPER--Ambitious and haunting dystopian coming-of-age science fiction allegory about self reliance and income inequality. In theaters and VOD. -----MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM--Weird comedy/horror film about two best friends who grapple with an otherworldly demon who takes up residence in one of their bodies. Streams on Amazon Prime today. -----HOCUS POCUS 2--The coven of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return 29 years later to right some witchy wrongs perpetrated in 1993's HOCUS POCUS--Streams on Disney + today. -----THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION--A Documentary essay film about the cinema of the 21st Century--now available to rent/purchase on all major streaming platforms. -----DIG--A not-for-the-squeamish hostage drama. Still in theaters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Director: Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman Is art's role to provoke or placate? What happens when it no longer reflects current societal views? These questions and many more were the subject of hot debate when Victor Arnautoff's thirteen-panel mural “The Life of Washington” became an object of local controversy, then a media firestorm. On display since San Francisco's George Washington High School opened in 1936, it offers a view of the Founding Father both celebratory and critical, referencing his involvements in slavery and Native American genocide. (The Iroquois dubbed him “Town Destroyer.”) But some present-day students, parents, and observers found those depictions racially offensive, calling for the work to be removed or destroyed. Would doing so be a “redaction of history,” “identity politics gone off the rails”—or a justified blow to a lingering American “colonized mentality” as well as ongoing “traumatization” of young minds? Longtime Bay Area documentarians Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman interview historians, artists, activists, and GWHS students to probe a fascinating microcosm of today's culture wars. —Dennis HarveySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike Lindell, who has continually called for abolishing voting machines, is now telling people to only vote on election day and claimed it's possible to “overrun the algorithms.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Derricke Dennis is a staff correspondent and anchor for ABC News Radio in New York City, where he reports breaking, political, business and human-interest stories. Additionally, he contributes to ABC NewsOne, ABC News LIVE and World News Now.Previously, Derricke was a Host/Anchor for the Law & Crime Network, an upstart competitor to Court TV. He also anchored a weeknight global newscast on the international news channel I-24 News. Before that, he worked as a reporter and anchor at WCBS-TV in New York, News 12 New Jersey, and WDIV-TV in Detroit. He's a skilled storyteller and has covered some of the biggest events in recent history: the COVID-19 Pandemic, Superstorm Sandy, the Newtown School Massacre, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the death of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Derricke is a New Jersey native who grew up in Atlantic City. He's a graduate of Howard University's School of Communications in Washington DC, with a degree in journalism. He is also a proud member of the Newark / Essex County, New Jersey chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
San Francisco lawmakers and health leaders say they're open to “safe supply,” a controversial drug policy that provides regulated access to narcotics. The first public indication came at a Board of Supervisors hearing on Thursday, when Department of Public Health behavioral health director Hillary Kunins said that the city is looking to broaden access to medically assisted treatment for people suffering from drug dependency. Kunins pointed to Canada and Switzerland, which offer prescription opioids—including heroin and fentanyl—in an effort to stabilize the drug supply and destigmatize drug use. The health department is looking to the federal government to change laws around the practice, said Kunins. “In other countries like Canada, like Switzerland, there's a wider range of medications that are actually from the opioid class that have been found to reduce a person's use of illicit opioids and to reduce the risk of overdose,” Kunins said on Thursday. The practice is illegal federally in the U.S. But in subsequent interviews with The Standard, local legislators said they were open to the idea of “safe supply.” State Senator Scott Wiener, who authored safe consumption legislation recently vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom, told The Standard that he would support a “well run” safe supply program as long as it's paired with strong access to treatment. “We know the goal is to try to get people to use less or to stop entirely,” Wiener said. “I think if it's done well [safe supply] can be very helpful in keeping people healthy and reducing drug dealing.” Withdrawal medications such as buprenorphine and methadone are already legal in the U.S. when prescribed for opioid addiction, and advocates on both sides of the drug policy debate have come out in support of utilizing medication-assisted treatment. But the idea of government-regulated narcotics in San Francisco has its critics. https://sfstandard.com/public-health/sf-officials-say-they-back-safe-supply-or-legal-narcotics/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oakland city officials and school district leaders held a press conference on Thursday morning to answer questions about a school shooting in the East Oakland hills on Wednesday afternoon that injured six people—including two who sustained critical injuries—and sent shockwaves throughout the city and Oakland's school community. A number of questions remain about the shooting, including how many shooters there were, their motivations for the attack, and the exact identities of the victims. But important details emerged that help to paint a picture of the tragedy, some gleaned from surveillance video now being reviewed by the Oakland Police Department. The schools and campus The shooting occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rudsdale High School building on the King Estates campus, which houses three schools: Rudsdale, Sojourner Truth Independent Study, and BayTech charter school, a 6th-to-12th grade school. Rudsdale is an alternative school that serves newcomer students who have recently immigrated to the U.S. and older students who are at risk of not graduating from traditional high schools. The Rudsdale campus will be closed indefinitely until the damages from the shooting are repaired, OUSD spokesman John Sasaki said. More information about the victims Police believe the shooters came to the campus to target a specific person or people, but that the six victims were not the intended targets. All of the victims were 18 or older, confirmed Oakland Police Department Chief LeRonne Armstrong. They included two students, one counselor, a security guard, and two others who worked at the school. Police did not divulge the victims' ages. By Thursday morning, three victims had been released from the hospital. Two are still in serious condition, and one is in stable condition. Oakland Rudsdale High School shooting: What we know (oaklandside.org)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All TimeA ranking of the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, world-building, genre-busting programs in television history, from the medium's inception in the early 20th century through the ever-metastasizing era of Peak TV The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time – Rolling StoneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time A ranking of the most game-changing, side-splitting, tear-jerking, mind-blowing, world-building, genre-busting programs in television history, from the medium's inception in the early 20th century through the ever-metastasizing era of Peak TV. The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time – Rolling StoneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Federal officials have initiated a criminal investigation into PG&E Corp.'s potential role in starting California's largest wildfire of the year. On Sept. 24, the US Forest Service removed one of the utility's transmission poles from the site in Placer County where the Mosquito fire started, PG&E said Monday in a filing. A USFS spokesman said the agency doesn't comment on active investigations.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston airs ABC special live coverage on Wednesday's school shooting in Oakland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston shares breaking information on Wednesday's school shooting in Oakland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Criminal Defense Attorney David Katz joins Pat Thurston to discuss expectations for the upcoming January 6th Committee hearings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ernie Jillian, Meteorologist at the National Weather Service, joins Pat Thurston as Hurricane Ian hits Florida.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hurricane Ian postpones Wednesday's January 6th Committee Hearings. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins Pat Thurston to discuss. Plus, Pat talks about new documentary film footage showing Roger Stone pre-Election Day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Nord Stream and Nord Stream II gas pipeline explosion prompts an investigation, Pat Thurston explains.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Davide Louis, a legendary reporter for ABC7, is retiring after 50 years. Before he officially signs off, he joins Pat Thurston to share insight on some of his most memorable moments and biggest stories in the Bay Area.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ABC News Correspondent Derricke Dennis joins Pat Thurston to discuss the new proposal to crack down on hidden airline fees.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies were stripped of their weapons and badges following an audit dating back to 2016 that revealed that they had received unsatisfactory scores on psychological exams. Civil rights attorney John Burris joins Pat Thurston to discuss the shocking details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins Pat Thurston to explain the mission to protect Earth from an asteroid strike. Plus, SF Chronicle Sports Columnist Scott Ostler tells Pat Thurston how text messages show Brett Favre sought welfare money for a football facility.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President of Consumer Watchdog, Jamie Court, talks to Pat Thurston about high gas prices in California and what can be done about it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Iran's hard-line government faces growing unrest over women's rights, Pat Thurston shares details.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston explains what is happening with Putin in Russia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Movie Critic Tim Sika joins Pat Thurston to share what movies you should watch this weekend!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Herb Weisbaum, Contributing Editor at Checkbook.org and host of the new Consumerpedia podcast, tells Pat Thurston how to avoid online scams.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston talks to Lynn Novick, the co-director of The U.S. and The Holocaust airing on PBS.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat Thurston explains former President Donald Trump's executive privilege.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the bipartisan “Ferry Service Expansion Act” with Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA02), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Albio Sires (D-NJ08), Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA42), Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Jared Huffman (D-CA02), James R. Langevin (D-RI02), Eric Swalwell (D-CA15), Derek Kilmer (D-WA06), Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA01), and Julia Brownley (CA-26) as original cosponsors. Congressman Garamendi is a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Senator Murray is the Assistant Democratic Leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus and sponsored landmark ferry legislation in the 112th, 111th, 109th, and 108th Congresses. “With rising sea levels due to man-made climate change and increasing congestion on our bridges, I strongly support expanding ferry service across the Bay Area. I am thrilled to partner with Senator Murray from Washington State on this much-needed legislation to improve ferry service for commuters and visitors alike. Our ‘Ferry Service Expansion Act' would provide more federal funding to help retrofit diesel WETA ferries to reduce emissions and eventually replace the entire Bay Area fleet with zero-emission ferries built by skilled American workers,” said Congressman Garamendi. Specifically, the “Ferry Service Expansion Act” would: Increase funding for both the Federal Highway Administration's formula and the Federal Transit Administration's competitive grant programs to the levels requested by the Public Ferry Coalition. Provide $640 million total from fiscal years 2023 to 2026 in formula grants from the Federal Highway Administration's Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Formula Program, a $180 million increase over current law. Provide $450 million total from fiscal years 2023 to 2026 in competitive grant programs from the Federal Transit Administration's Passenger Ferry Grant Program, a $300 million increase over current law. Provide a one-time $1.25 billion investment in federal transit funding for passenger ferries serving urbanized areas like San Francisco-Oakland and Seattle. Allow States to use their federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) for hovercraft ferry projects. Under current law, only “watercraft” ferry projects are available, not hovercrafts performing the exact same overwater transit service. In December 2020, the Bay Area Council released a feasibility study for employing hovercraft to provide ferry service in the South Bay. Make all Census Bureau-designated rural areas nationwide eligible for Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program established under 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Public Law 117–58). Make the 85% federal cost share permanent for the replacement or retrofit of diesel-powered ferries that substantially reduce emissions. Under current law, this more generous federal cost share will end after fiscal year 2025. Normal cost share if 80% for toll roads, bridge, tunnels, and ferry projects. Apply “Buy American” and Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements to the two newly authorized ferry grant programs established under the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Make privately operated passenger ferries eligible to register Capital Construction Funds with the Maritime Administration (MARAD), which allow vessel operators to forgo paying federal business taxes on such vessels provided all that forgone tax payment is reinvested in constructing new US-flagged vessels in American shipyards. Under current law, only cargo vessels and commercial fishing boats are eligible for this special tax exemption. National Endorsements: Public Ferry Coalition; Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association; International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots; Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development (MIRAID); Passenger Vessel Association Regional Endorsements: San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority; Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific; Red and White Fleet – San Francisco Cruises; Delaware River & Bay Authority; Washington State Ferries; (San Francisco) Bay Area Council The full text of the “Ferry Service Expansion Act” is available here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pat welcomes Sarah Posner, a reporting Fellow with Type Investigations. Her investigative reporting and analysis on the religious right in Republican politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Vice, HuffPost, Reveal, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Talking Points Memo, and many other publications. She is a widely cited expert and frequent commentator on religion and politics. https://www.sarahposner.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Pat Thurston explains why Mike Lindell is suing the FBI.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone is with Pat Thurston to explain why NTSB wants alcohol detection systems in the next vehicle you buy. Plus, Lt. Ray Kelly, Sheriff's Chief of Staff, tells Pat tips for avoiding deadly freeway road rage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.