On February 3rd, a train carrying 20 cars with poisonous, flammable chemicals derailed in East Palestine, OH. In this episode, we're going to get some answers. Using testimony from four Congressional hearings, community meeting footage, National Transportation Safety Board preliminary reports, and lots of articles from local and mainstream press, you will learn what Congress is being told as they write the Rail Safety Act, which both parts of Congress are working on in response to the East Palestine train derailment. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd274-norfolk-southern-train-derailment-in-east-palestine Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD247: BIF: The Growth of US Railroads East Palestine Derailment Overview “It's been more than a month since a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio. Here's what's happened since.” Alisha Ebrahimji and Holly Yan. Mar 23, 2023. CNN. “Residents can return home after crews burned chemicals in derailed tanker cars.” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. NPR. “WATCH: Smoke billows over East Palestine after controlled burn at train derailment site.” Feb 8, 2023. Cleveland 19 News. Vinyl Chloride and Dioxins “East Palestine Train Derailment: What is vinyl chloride and what happens when it burns?” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. CBS News Pittsburgh. “Dioxins and their effects on human health.” Oct 4, 2016. World Health Organization. “Medical Management Guidelines for Vinyl Chloride.” Last reviewed Oct 21, 2014. Centers for Disease Control Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. National Transportation Safety Board Findings “Norfolk Southern Railway Train Derailment with Subsequent Hazardous Material Release and Fires: Investigation Details.” Last updated Mar 21, 2023. National Transportation Safety Board. “What appears to be an overheated wheel bearing seen moments before East Palestine train derailment, NTSB says.” Ian Cross. Feb 14, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “Vent and Burn” Decision “Ex-EPA Administrator Doubts Agency's East Palestine Claims: 'Hard to Believe They Were Silent' Before Norfolk Southern Detonated Toxic Vinyl Chloride Cars.” Jordan Chariton. May 25, 2023. Status Coup News. “East Palestine emails reveal insight into decision to vent and burn toxic rail cars.” Tara Morgan. May 15, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “EXCLUSIVE: 'I truly feel defeated and useless.' Emails and texts reveal anguish of East Palestine fire chief over lack of adequate health advice after he was told to treat chemical disaster 'like a normal house fire.'” Daniel Bates. May 15, 2023. The Daily Mail. EPA failures “East Palestine Bombshell: EPA Official Admits It May Be Missing Toxic Chemicals in Air Testing, Admits Some of Its Decision Making Has Been to Prevent Lawsuits.” Louis DeAngelis. Mar 29, 2023. Status Coup News. East Palestine Resident Health Problems “No one has accepted real responsibility for the East Palestine disaster.” Zsuzsa Gyenes. May 16, 2023. The Guardian. “East Palestine survey reveals residents experienced headaches and anxiety after train derailment.” Nicki Brown, Artemis Moshtaghian and Travis Caldwell. Mar 4, 2023. CNN. “People in East Palestine showing breakdown product of vinyl chloride in urine tests.” Tara Morgan. Apr 28, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. Norfolk Southern “Making it Right.” Norfolk Southern. “Norfolk Southern unveils compensation plans for homeowners near derailment site.” Andrea Cambron, Jason Carroll and Chris Isidore. May 11, 2023. CNN Business. “‘32 Nasty:' Rail Workers Say They Knew the Train That Derailed in East Palestine Was Dangerous.” Aaron Gordon. Feb 15, 2023. Vice. “Wall Street says Norfolk Southern profits won't suffer from derailment.” Rachel Premack. Feb 14, 2023. Freight Waves. “US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts.” Josh Funk. May 16, 2021. AP News. Lobbying Against Regulations “Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment.” David Sirota et al. Feb 8, 2023. The Lever. ECP Brake Deregulation “USDOT repeals ECP brake rule.” William C. Vantuono. Dec 5, 2017. Railway Age. Railway Safety Act “Railway Safety Act passes committee, moves to Senate floor for full vote.” Abigail Bottar. May 10, 2023. Ideastream Public Media. Staffing Cuts “Railroads are slashing workers, cheered on by Wall Street to stay profitable amid Trump's trade war.” Heather Long. Jan 3, 2020. The Washington Post. Long Trains “The True Dangers of Long Trains.” Dan Schwartz and Topher Sanders. Apr 3, 2023. Propublica. Bills S.576: Railway Safety Act of 2023 Audio Sources Senate Executive Session May 10, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Clips 36:30 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): This bill has changed a lot from what I introduced just a few short months ago. We've made a number of concessions to industry; a number of concessions to the rail industry, a number of concessions to various interest groups, which is why we have so much bipartisan support in this body but also why we have a lot of support from industry. East Palestine Community Meeting March 28, 2023 Status Coup News Government Response to East Palestine: Ensuring Safety and Transparency for the Community March 28, 2023 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Watch on YouTube Witnesses: Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Wesley Vins, Health Commissioner, Columbiana County General Health District Anne M. Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Clips 30:40 Debra Shore: Since the derailment, EPA has been leading robust, multi-layered air quality testing, using state of the art technology in and around East Palestine, and that extensive monitoring has continued daily at 23 stations throughout the community. Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above established levels of health concerns. EPA has also been assisting with indoor air screenings in homes through a voluntary program to keep residents informed. As of March 21, more than 600 homes have been screened, and no sustained or elevated detections of chemicals have been identified. 33:00 Debra Shore: Here's how EPA is holding Norfolk Southern accountable. On February 21, EPA issued a Unilateral Administrative Order to Norfolk Southern, including a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, and ordering the company to pay EPA's costs for work performed under the order. All Norfolk Southern work plans must be reviewed and approved by EPA. It must outline all steps necessary to address the environmental damage caused by the derailment. If the company fails to complete any of the EPAs ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then seek punitive damages at up to three times the cost. 46:30 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): In one case, trucks were actually turned around at the gate of a proper, certified disposal facility and sent back to East Palestine to sit practically in my constituents backyard. Why did the EPA believe that it needed to send those letters? Debra Shore: Chairman Johnson, the instance you cite occurred before EPA assumed responsibility under the Unilateral Administrative Order for the cleanup. We don't know who told those trucks to turn around, whether it was the disposal facility itself or someone else. 48:50 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): Why were they turned around? Debra Shore: This occurred during the transition period between Ohio EPA and US EPA assuming the lead for the emergency response. As such, under the Unilateral Administrative Order, all disposal facilities are required to be on the CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) approved off-site disposal list. So, we needed a few days to review what had occurred and ensure that those facilities that Norfolk Southern had contracts with were on that approved list. Once we determined which ones were on the approved list, it's up to Norfolk Southern to ship waste off the site. 1:03:30 Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Is the EPA intending to use the Unilateral Administrative Order to ensure that Norfolk Southern establishes a health and environmental screening program beyond this initial cleanup period? Debra Shore: Right now, the focus of the Unilateral Order and our work with Norfolk Southern is to make sure the site is cleaned up. I think the responsibility for that longer term health effort, I support what Dr. Vins recommended, and that may have to be negotiat[ed] with Norfolk Southern going forward. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Obviously, that hasn't started yet. Debra Shore: Not to my knowledge. 1:09:05 Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): What will take place in the remediation phase, what happens then? Debra Shore: Then there'll be restoration of stream banks and the places where the soil was removed from along the railroad sites and I think a larger vision for the community that they're already beginning to work on, such as parks and streetscapes. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): Right. Any idea of what kind of timeframe we're talking about here? I mean, are we talking like in my district, decades? Debra Shore: No. We believe the core of the removal of the contaminated site and the restoration of the tracks will be several months. 1:11:35 Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ): When did clean up responsibility shift from EPA to Norfolk Southern, and what protections were put in place to ensure the health and safety of the community during that shift? Debra Shore: Thank you, Congressman Pallone. The transition from the State agency, which has the delegated authority in every state, has an emergency response capability, and so Ohio was on the ground working with the local firemen and other agencies as EPA arrived shortly after the derailment. It is typical in these kinds of emergency responses for the state agency to take the lead in the early days and Norfolk Southern was complying with the directives from the state. They continued to comply, but we've found over time that it's important to have all the authority to hold the principal responsible party in this case Norfolk Southern accountable, which is why on February 21, several weeks after the derailment, EPA issued its Unilateral Administrative Order. 1:19:55 Debra Shore: In the subsequent soil sampling that's been conducted, we looked at the information about the direction of the plume from the vent and burn event and focused that primarily where there might have been aerial deposition of soot or particulate matter, and that those soil samples have been collected in Pennsylvania. Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): And today, what soil, air, and water tests are continuing to occur in Pennsylvania? Debra Shore: Additional soil samples will be collected in collaboration, principally, with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the local Farm Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. 1:28:36 Anne M. Vogel: The reason that we have been able to say that the municipal drinking water is safe is based on an Ohio EPA map that pre-exists the derailment. This is the source water protection map. So the municipal wellfield is right here, if folks can see that, that big well in the blue. So the derailment happened way over here, a mile and a half away from the wellfield. And we know how the water flows, down this way, down this way, down the creeks. So the derailment would not have affected the municipal water source and we knew that very quickly after the derailment. 1:49:05 Debra Shore: Norfolk Southern has encountered some difficulties in finding and establishing contracts with sites to accept both liquid and solid waste. And I think we could accelerate the cleanup if they were able to fulfill that obligation more expeditiously. 1:51:20 Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): What are some of the long term health concerns that residents and your providers have? Wesley Vins: We've heard a whole wide range of concerns long term. Certainly, cancer is first and foremost, because of much of the information that the residents see online and here, as well as reproductive concerns, growth concerns, hormonal concerns Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): Do you think there's a potential with the carcinogens or any of the toxins that it could lead to ailments for five years from now? Wesley Vins: Yeah, I understand your question. So the some of the constituents that we have related to this response, obviously are carcinogenic, however, we're seeing low levels, is really the initial response. So I think the long question is, we don't know. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): We don't know. 2:04:50 Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Administrator Shore, one concern my office has heard is that relocation costs are not being covered by Norfolk Southern for everyone in East Palestine. How is it determined whether a resident is eligible to have their relocation costs paid for? Debra Shore: I'm sorry to hear that. My understanding was that Norfolk Southern was covering temporary relocation costs for any resident who sought that, and I would direct you to Norfolk Southern to ask why they are being turned down. Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Can the EPA require that Norfolk Southern cover relocation costs for anyone in East Palestine? Debra Shore: I'll find out. 2:11:45 Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA): I guess my concern is, if the EPA is website says that the sampling data hasn't been quality assured, how did the EPA make the determination that the air is safe to breathe when it appears that the sampling data has not been quality assured? Debra Shore: Congresswoman, I'm going to ask our staff to get back to you with an answer for that. Executive Session and Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment March 22, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation View on Senate website Introduction Panel: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator J.D. Vance Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio Misti Allison, Resident of East Palestine Witnesses: Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board David Comstock, Chief, Ohio Western Reserve Joint Fire District Clyde Whitaker, Legislative Director, Ohio State SMART-TD Alan Shaw, CEO, Norfolk Southern Ian Jefferies, CEO, Association of American Railroads Clips 1:35:00 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Is there any relief being offered now to say, if you make the decision to move your home and move your family somewhere else, there is an avenue for you to sell your home and get a fair market price for it? Misti Allison: The short answer is, as of today, no. There is not a clear cut explanation or parameters of how you would do that. We've heard time and time again from Norfolk Southern that they're going to make it right and that they're looking into some long term health care monitoring and assistance and home value protection, but details of that plan have not been disclosed to residents as of today. 1:42:05 Jennifer Homendy: This derailment, as all accidents we investigate, was 100% preventable. 1:43:20 Jennifer Homendy: First, the definition of high hazard flammable train should be expanded to a broader array of hazmats and the definition's threshold of 20 loaded tank cars in a continuous block or 35 tank cars dispersed throughout a train should be eliminated. Second, DOT 111 should be phased out of all hazmat service. They're not as protected as DOT 117 tank cars. Third, people deserve to know what chemicals are moving through their communities and how to stay safe in an emergency. That includes responders who risk their lives for each of us every single day. They deserve to be prepared. That means access to real time information, obtaining the right training and gear, and having the right communications and planning tools. Fourth, light cockpit voice recorders in the aviation, audio and video recorders in the locomotive cab are essential for helping investigators determine the cause of an accident and make more precise safety recommendations. Recorders also help operators proactively improve their safety policies and practices. In the East Palestine derailment, the locomotive was equipped with an inward facing camera. However, since the locomotive was put immediately back into service following the accident, the data was overwritten. That means the recorder only provided about 15 minutes of data before the derailment, and five minutes after. The FAST Act, following terrible tragedies in Chatsworth and in Philadelphia, required Amtrak and commuter railroads to maintain crash and fire hardened inward and outward facing image recorders in all controlling locomotives that have a minimum of a 12 hour continuous recording capability. This was extremely helpful in our DuPont Washington investigation. Now is the time to expand that requirement to audio, and include the Class One freight railroads in that mandate. In fact, now is the time to address all of the NTSB's open rail safety recommendations, many of which are on our most wanted list. Fifth and finally, as the committee works on enhancing rail safety, I trust that you'll consider the resources that we desperately need to carry out our critical safety mission. Investments in the NTSB are investments in safety across all modes of transportation. 1:52:05 Clyde Whitaker: This derailment did not have to happen. And it makes it so much more frustrating for us to know that it was very predictable. And yet our warnings and cries for help over the last seven years have fallen on deaf ears and the outcome was exactly as we feared. Now the result is a town that doesn't feel safe in their own homes, businesses failing to survive and a railroad that prioritized its own movement of trains, before the people in the community, as well as its workers. It truly is a shame that operational changes in place prior to that incident are still in place today and the possibility for a similar disaster is just as possible. My entire railroad career I've listened to the railroads portray a message and image of safety first, but I have never witnessed or experienced that truth, one single day on the property. For years I've handled complaint after complaint regarding unsafe practices and unsafe environments, and for almost every single one I've been fought every step of the way. The truth is, ask any railroad worker and they will tell you, that their carriers are masters of checking the boxes and saying the right things, without ever doing anything meaningful toward improving safety. They're only focus is on the operating ratios and bottom lines, which is evidenced by the fact that their bonus structures are set up to reward timely movements of freight rather than reaching destinations safely, as they once were. Actions do speak louder than words. And I assure you that what you have heard, and will hear, from the railroads today are nothing more than words. Their actions are what's experienced by men and women I represent as well as what the people of East Palestine have been through. This is the reality of what happens when railroads are primarily left to govern and regulate themselves. 1:54:05 Clyde Whitaker: On July 11, 2022, I filed a complaint with the FRA (Freight Railroad Administration) regarding an unsafe practice that was occurring on Norfolk Southern (NS), despite existing operating rules to the contrary. NS was giving instructions to crews to disregard wayside detector failures and to keep the trains moving. This meant the trains were not being inspected as intended, and that the crews were not able to ascertain the integrity of such trains. This practice remained in place even after East Palestine. 1:54:40 Clyde Whitaker: It is a virus that has plagued the industry for some time, with the exception of precision scheduled railroading. Across America, inspections and maintenance is being deferred to expedite the movement of trains. No longer is identifying defects and unsafe conditions the goal of inspections, but rather minimiz[ing] the time it takes to perform them, or the elimination of them all together. 2:17:40 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Why did Norfolk Southern not stop the train then and examine the bearing to make sure that it didn't melt the axle and that you didn't have a derailment? If you'd stop then it would have prevented the derailment. So my question is, why did the second hotbox reading not trigger action? Alan Shaw: Senator, my understanding is that that second reading was still below our alarm threshold, which is amongst the lowest in the industry. In response to this, the industry has agreed to work together to share best practices with respect to hotbox detectors, trending technology, and thresholds. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): So when you and I visited my office yesterday, you said your threshold is now 170 degrees above ambient temperature. As I understand it, at the time of the derailment, your threshold was 200 degrees above ambient temperature. 2:20:15 Clyde Whitaker: Make note that trending defect detector technology from being in the cab of a locomotive, when we pass a defect detector, it trends to an office like Norfolk Southern in Atlanta, Georgia. It doesn't convey to the railroad crews, which is a problem in this incident as well as many others that still continue to this day. What we need as a train crew -- which they say they listen, they haven't been listening for quite a while -- we need to be notified whenever these trending detectors are seeing this car trend hotter. That way we can keep a better eye on it. 2:22:35 Clyde Whitaker: It is feasible. The technology is there. Several days after East Palestine, we almost had a similar incident in the Cleveland area on Norfolk Southern. The defect detector said no defects to the crew. The train dispatcher came on and said, "Hey, we have a report of a trending defect detector on the train. We need you to stop and inspect it." Immediately after that the chief dispatcher, which is the person that controls the whole railroad, told them to keep going. If it were not for an eastbound train passing them and instructing them, "Hey, your train is on fire, stop your train." And we set that car out. They had to walking speed this car five miles. So the technology is there. They're just raising and lowering their thresholds to move freight. 2:25:15 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): His testimony is loud and clear: it would have been worse if there was only one person as a crew on that train. Do you disagree with him? Alan Shaw: Senator, I believe that we have operations infrastructure on the ground to respond to derailments. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): I think you're not answering the question, okay? It's almost like the last hearing all over again. Because I think the evidence is very clear that these trains can be absolutely safer, but that technology is no replacement for human beings. For example, it can't provide the cognitive functions of a conductor and can't collect visual cues during an emergency. Two-person crews make our trains safer and I wish that you would commit to that today, because I think it's pretty obvious that is the correct answer. I just get sick of industry executives talking about supporting the principles of regulation, while they lobby against common sense regulations like this one behind the scenes. 2:38:50 Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I understand that the business plan of Norfolk Southern includes a $7.5 billion stock buyback that is ongoing. Do you believe it would be appropriate to suspend that buyback program until all of the assurances that you are making to this committee and also to the people of East Palestine, about "making this right," that that stock back buyback program should be suspended until you have accomplished what you've assured us and what you've assured that people of East Palestine that you would do? Alan Shaw: Senator, we think about safety every day. We spend a billion dollars a year in capital on safety. And we have ongoing expenses of about a billion dollars a year in safety and as a result over time, derailments are down, hazardous material releases are down and injuries are down. We can always get better. Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): Right, so you won't answer my question about suspending the buyback program. Alan Shaw: Senator, stock buybacks never come at the expense of safety Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I take that is that you will continue with your plan on the buyback. 2:51:30 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): I know that high hazardous flammable trains have more safety regulations. Why would this not have been characterized as a high hazard flammable train if it had th ese hazardous materials on it as part of the 149 car train? Alan Shaw: Senator, thank you for your question. I'm not familiar with the entire makeup of the train. I know that a highly hazardous train is defined by a certain number of highly hazardous cars in it or a certain number of cars in a block. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Miss Homendy, maybe you can help me with that question. Jennifer Homendy: Yes, the definition of a high hazard flammable train involves class three flammable liquids only, 20 car loads in a continuous block, which would be a unit train, or 35 car loads of class three flammable liquids in a mixed freight train. That was not what was on this train. There were some that were class three defined flammable liquids, but this train was not a high hazard flammable train. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Right. It wasn't a high hazard train, but it had high hazardous materials that are very flammable that just lit up the sky. So is that something that you would consider that should be looked at as a safety improvement? Jennifer Homendy: Yes, Senator. We think that the thresholds of the 20 and 35 should be eliminated and we think a broader array of hazmat should be in the definition of high hazard flammable train. Protecting Public Health and the Environment in the Wake of the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment and Chemical Release in East Palestine, Ohio March 9, 2023 Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works View on Senate website Witnesses: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) Alan Shaw, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V Anne Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Richard Harrison, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission Eric Brewer, Director and Chief of Hazardous Materials Response, Beaver County Department of Emergency Services Clips 26:50 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH): The company followed the Wall Street business model: boost profits by cutting costs at all costs, the consequences for places like East Palestine be damned. In 10 years, Norfolk Southern eliminated 38% of its workforce. Think of that. In a decade they cut more than a third of their jobs. We see what the company did with their massive profits. Norfolk Southern spent $3.4 billion on stock buybacks last year and were planning to do even more this year. That's money that could have gone to hiring inspectors, to putting more hotbox detectors along its rail lines, to having more workers available to repair cars and repair tracks. Norfolk Southern's profits have gone up and up and up and look what happened. 33:35 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): It is ridiculous that firefighters and local officials don't know that hazardous chemicals are in their community, coming through their community. In East Palestine you had a community of largely volunteer firefighters responding to a terrible crisis, toxic burning chemicals, without knowing what was on them. 34:50 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): I've talked to a number of my Republican colleagues and nearly everybody has dealt in complete good faith, whether they like the bill or have some concerns about it, and these comments are not directed at them. Who they are directed at is a particular slice of people who seem to think that any public safety enhancements for the rail industry is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, if you look at this industry and what's happened in the last 30 years, that argument is a farce. This is an industry that enjoys special subsidies that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that is enjoys special legal carve outs that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that just three months ago had the federal government come in and save them from a labor dispute. It was effectively a bailout. And now they're claiming before the Senate and the House that our reasonable legislation is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, pot, meet the kettle, because that doesn't make an ounce of sense. You cannot claim special government privileges, you cannot ask the government to bail you out, and then resist basic public safety. 40:10 Alan Shaw: Air and water monitoring have been in place continuously since the accident and to date it consistently indicated that the air is safe to breathe and the water is safe to drink. 47:20 Debra Shore: Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above levels of health concerns. 47:45 Debra Shore: EPA has been assisting with indoor air screenings for homes through a voluntary program offered to residents to provide them with information and help restore their peace of mind. As of March 4, approximately 600 homes had been screened through this program and no detections of vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride have been identified. 48:40 Debra Shore: On February 21, we issued a unilateral administrative order to Norfolk Southern which includes a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, to pay for EPA's costs for work performed under this order. EPA is overseeing Norfolk Southern's cleanup work to ensure it's done to EPA specifications. The work plans will outline all steps necessary to clean up the environmental damage caused by the derailment. And most importantly, if the company fails to complete any of the EPA ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then force Norfolk Southern to pay triple the cost. 1:04:30 Eric Brewer: Norfolk Southern hazmat personnel and contractors arrived on scene shortly after 11pm. At around midnight, after research of the contents, it was decided to shut down fire operations and move firefighters out of the immediate area and to let the tank cars burn. This is not an unusual decision. This decision was made primarily by Norfolk Southern's hazmat coordinator, as well as their contractor. 1:05:15 Eric Brewer: There was a possibility of explosion and we should consider a one mile evacuation. Ohio officials notified us that the one mile radius would now be from the leaked oil address. This would add additional residents from Beaver County in the one mile evacuation zone. Donington township officials went door to door, as well as using a mass notification system to advise the residents of the one mile recommended evacuation. It was stressed that this was a recommendation as we cannot force residents from their homes. Social media posts began to circulate stating that arrest would be made if people refused to leave during the evacuation. Let me be clear that was not the case in Pennsylvania, as this was not a mandatory evacuation. Monday morning, we assembled at the Emergency Operations Center in East Palestine. We learned Norfolk Southern wanted to do a controlled detonation of the tank car in question. We were assured this was the safest way to mitigate the problem. During one of those planning meetings, we learned from Norfolk Southern that they now wanted to do the controlled detonation on five of the tank cars rather than just the one. This changed the entire plan, as it would now impact a much larger area. 1:21:25 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Why did you wait a month before you started to order the dioxin testing when the community was asking for this? Was that a decision that you made early on that it wasn't critical? Or how was this decision made? Debra Shore: Senator Capito, our air monitoring was searching for primary indicators, such as phosgene and hydrogen chloride, immediately during and after the burn. We detected very low levels which very quickly went even down to non detectable. Without those primary indicators, it was a very low probability that dioxins would have been created. They are secondary byproducts of the burning of vinyl chloride. 1:25:40 Alan Shaw: As you saw just this week, a six point safety plan that included a number of issues which we're implementing immediately to improve safety, including installing more wayside detectors. The first one was installed yesterday outside of East Palestine. 1:30:20 Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Mr. Shaw, when the vent and burn process was being made, who who made those decisions? And what was other considerations other than just burning it and letting the material burn off? Alan Shaw: Thank you for that question. The only consideration, Senator, was the safety and health of the community. And that decision was made by Unified Command under the direction of the Incident Commander? Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Who's that? Alan Shaw: The Incident Commander was Fire Chief Drabick. Norfolk Southern was a part of Unified Command. 2:07:25 Alan Shaw: Senator, the NTSB report indicated that all of the hotbox detectors were working as designed. And earlier this week, we announced that we are adding approximately 200 hotbox detectors to our network. We already have amongst the lowest spacing between hotbox detectors in the industry. And we already have amongst the lowest thresholds. 2:15:35 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Will you commit to compensating affected homeowners for their diminished property values? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committing to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Well, what's right is a family that had a home worth $100,000 that is now worth $50,000 will probably never be able to sell that home for 100,000 again. Will you compensate that family for that loss? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is the right thing to do. These are the people who are innocent victims, Mr. Shaw. These people were just there at home and all of a sudden their small businesses, their homes are forever going to have been diminished in value. Norfolk Southern owes these people. It's an accident that is basically under the responsibility of Norfolk Southern, not these families. When you say do the right thing, will you again, compensate these families for their diminished lost property value for homes and small businesses? Alan Shaw: Senator, we've already committed $21 million and that's a downpayment Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is a down payment. Will you commit to ensuring that these families, these innocent families, do not lose their life savings in their homes and small businesses? The right thing to do is to say, "Yes, we will." Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to doing what's right for the community and we're going to be there as long -- Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): What's right for the community will then be balanced -- which is what we can see from your stock buybacks -- by what's right for Norfolk Southern. C-SPAN: Washington Post Live March 6, 2023 Speakers: Heather Long, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Washington Post Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board Clips 5:14 Jennifer Homendy: Hazardous materials are transported on all modes of transportation. Our aviation system is the safest, but they're limited in what they can transport for dangerous materials. Pipelines can also be safe as well. They have a generally good safety record until one big rupture occurs. But then our railroads also have a good safety record. Train accidents in general, per million trains miles, are going up. So it's trending upwards, accidents. With that said, going on our nation's roads with these materials is not something we want to see. You know, we have 43,000 people that are dying on our nation's roads annually. We have a public health crisis on our roads. Millions of crashes are occurring, so transporting hazmat on our roads would be more dangerous than on our railways. 6:50 Jennifer Homendy: The numbers are trending upward on accidents overall and also for Norfolk Southern 8:20 Jennifer Homendy: That is a role that's very important for the NTSB and why we are independent of the Department of Transportation. We are not part of the Department of Transportation because we do conduct federal oversight to see if DoT's oversight of the freight railroads is adequate or inadequate and we may make recommendations on that. 10:20 Jennifer Homendy: Once it hit well over 250 degrees, it was time for the train crew to stop to inspect the axle, to inspect the wheel bearing and to possibly, in this case, set out the car. But it was too late because as they were slowing and stopping, the train derailed, the wheel bearing failed. And so there might need to be more conservative temperature thresholdss o that started earlier. Also, something the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has looked at is real time monitoring of temperatures and data trending from the control center so that they can see the temperatures increase over a period of time. In this derailment, or what we saw of this train and its operations, is the temperature of that wheel bearing was going up pretty significantly over the course of the three different wayside detectors, but you know, the crew doesn't see that. So that real time monitoring and data trending so that there's some communication with the crew to stop the train and take immediate action is definitely needed. We'll look at that as part of our investigation as well. 12:30 Jennifer Homendy: One thing I will mention is that these decisions about the placement of these hot bearing detectors and the thresholds really vary railroad by railroad and so there needs to be good decision making, some policies and practices put in place. 18:00 Jennifer Homendy: Electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes don't prevent a derailment. It could lessen damage. So let me explain that. So in this one, car 23 still would have derailed because a wheel bearing failed. So car 23 still would have derailed. Still would have been a derailment, still would have been a fire, and the responders, and Norfolk Southern, and the state and locals would have had to still make a decision on whether to vent and burn the five vinyl chloride tank cars. There could have been a possibility of less damage, meaning a few cars could have remained on the track later in the train. But as for most of the damage, that still would have occurred whether we had ECP brakes on this train or not. 19:50 Heather Long: There's a lot fewer people working on rail, especially freight rail. Does the number of people make any difference here? Jennifer Homendy: Well for this one, as you said, we had two crew members and a trainee. They all stay, as with every train, in the cab of the head locomotive. So I do not see where that would have made a difference in this particular train and this derailment. One thing we are going to look at is whether any changes in staffing lead to any differences in how these cars are maintained or how they're inspected. That is something we will look at. 21:05 Jennifer Homendy: Yeah, so the fire chief, upon arrival at the command center following the derailment, had electronic access to the train consist, which is the list of cars and the materials or liquids that the train is carrying, but none of the responders had the Ask Rail app. You could look up a UN number for a particular car and get the whole consist of the train. It's in an app that the railroads developed for helping emergency responders to get information following an accident. 25:05 Jennifer Homendy: And we have over 250 recommendations that we've issued on rail safety generally that have not been acted upon yet. Music Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Editing Pro Podcast Solutions Production Assistance Clare Kuntz Balcer
WWE SmackDown 5/26/23 full show review with JDfromNY on Off The Script. JDfromNY reviews WWE SmackDown for Friday May 26th, 2023.
How does the Christian's suffering leading to eternal glory impact our perspective on missions? In this episode of ‘Light + Truth,' that's the question John Piper answers from Colossians 1:24–27.
Does God's aim to glorify himself conflict with our desire to be happy? In this episode of ‘Light + Truth,' that's the question John Piper addresses.
God has planned all of human history in order to magnify the glory of his grace. In this episode of Light + Truth, that's the truth John Piper proclaims.
(00:00) Intro (02:48) Weekend Recap (06:28) WSD Office Decorum (16:53) Scripted Sports (24:47) Canceling on a Wedding (30:13) Is Grinding Cheating? (46:25) Boats (50:50) AI PicturesYou can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/redlineradio
Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Saagar and Ryan discuss Ukraine backed forces attacking the Russian city of Belgorod, Biden's plans to turn Ukraine into Israel, Democrats kick themselves for not acting when they could on the debt ceiling debacle, a poll showing majority of Americans want "Tougher" Migrant Policy, Saagar and Ryan debate Desantis' immigration crackdown as Florida construction sites are empty, Trump cheers on Tim Scott's entrance to the 2024 race, Glenn Youngkin considers running in 2024 after seeing weak DeSantis, the Diversity Chief at Uber is put on leave after her "Don't Call Me Karen" seminars, Saagar looks into Biden illegally shipping 3 billion dollars to Ukraine, Ryan looks into Biden's history of failed debt negotiations, and we're joined by guest Lee Fang (@lhfang) to talk about his recent piece on how the FBI infiltrated activists groups like Anti Vax Mandate and others. Lee Fang's article (https://www.leefang.com/p/fbi-surveillance-contractor-probed) To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris Hawkins is the Colorado Urban Conservation Manager for The Nature Conservancy, where he leads the organization's efforts in Denver to “solve global challenges like the biodiversity and climate emergencies by supporting and creating more sustainable, efficient ways of living.” - When many people think of The Nature Conservancy, they may envision large-scale conservation efforts across vast grasslands and wild landscapes– but TNC also conducts some of its most innovative conservation work in cities— work that leads to more resilient, healthy, and equitable communities. Chris's work in Denver is a shining example of how nature-based solutions in densely populated urban areas can have positive ripple effects far beyond the city limits. - Chris was born and raised on the east coast, attended college in Boston, and from the very beginning of his career, he's been focused on service and causes greater than himself. He's worked as a Corps Member of AmericaCorps, as Chief of Staff in New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, and for the past nine years, he's been with the Nature Conservancy. As you'll hear in this conversation, Chris's diverse professional experiences have allowed him to bring a unique and effective perspective to the complex world of urban conservation. - Chris was nice enough to join me at my dining room table for an engaging and educational conversation about all things urban conservation. We started out by discussing why TNC has chosen to devote its resources and expertise to conservation in cities, and he explains the unique challenges facing cities in the West. We discuss how public health is directly related to people's access to nature, and how the simple-but-not-easy strategy of planting trees in neighborhoods can have huge conservation and public health benefits. As is the case with all of my conservation-related conversations, we discuss the critical importance of relationships, and how Chris has managed to build relationships with a diverse group of Denver residents. We also discuss his professional trajectory, the importance of exporting urban conservation ideas to other cities, and the critical roles of mayors and local leadership. And finally, Chris is a serious history buff, so we have a great discussion about books. - There is so much fascinating information packed into this episode, and I greatly appreciate Chris's taking the time to share his wisdom with the Mountain & Prairie community. Check out the episode notes for links to everything we discuss. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. --- Chris Hawkins TNC's Urban Conservation Program in Denver TNC's Global Cities Program Full episode notes and links: https://mountainandprairie.com/chris-hawkins/ --- This episode is brought to you in partnership with the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Guided by science and grounded by decades of collaborative partnerships, The Nature Conservancy has a long-standing legacy of achieving lasting results to create a world where nature and people thrive. On the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout 2023, Mountain & Prairie will be delving into conversations with a wide range of The Nature Conservancy's leaders, partners, collaborators, and stakeholders, highlighting the myriad of conservation challenges, opportunities, and solutions here in the American West. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy's impactful work in Colorado and around the world, visit www.nature.org/colorado --- TOPICS DISCUSSED: 3:45 - Why do Chris and TNC work in cities 7:00 - Thriving cities in the West and the unique challenges they present 9:30 - Whether or not the health benefits of the outdoors have become a larger part of Chris's work recently 15:30 - Discussing trees 27:45 - How Chris builds relationships in his work in cities 33:45 - Specific strategies Chris uses to build trust 38:30 - Where Chris grew up and why he became involved in this work 43:30 - Discussing the work of city mayors 53:00- How ideas that are exported or imported between cities show up in Chris's work in Denver 1:00:15 - Chris's book recommendations --- ABOUT MOUNTAIN & PRAIRIE: Mountain & Prairie - All Episodes Mountain & Prairie Shop Mountain & Prairie on Instagram Upcoming Events About Ed Roberson Support Mountain & Prairie Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts
(00:00) Intro (4:56) Round 1 (18:28) Round 2 (28:19) Round 3 (35:09) Round 4 (47:22) Round 5 (1:01:30) Honorable Mentions (1:08:49) 'The Kill Box' The Mean Girls join the show for an Outfit Draft. We get into Alex and Jordyn's expert opinion on outfits, a questionable first overall pick from White Sox Dave, Jordyn becoming Chief's personal stylist, and more.You can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/thedogwalk
The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast
Derek Taylor once held the most important job in ski media at a time when magazines dominated the media landscape. Derek was Editor in Chief of Powder Magazine, but before that, he was a “ski bum” in Crested Butte right about when Seth Morrison and the US Extremes came to town. In the early days, DT made ends meet by freelance writing for outfits like ESPN The Magazine, The Ski Journal, Freeskier, Outside, Bike Magazine, and more. Then he landed the dream job at Powder. On the podcast, we talk about his journey from college soccer player to dirtbag skier, the early days of Crested Butte, and the rise and fall of Powder Magazine. The Buena Vista Surf Club asks Inappropriate Questions. Derek Taylor Show Notes: 3:00: Rugby, The Hartford Whalers, soccer, and skiing; growing up 10:00: High School, college soccer, leaving and going to Crested Butte and what the town is like 15:00: Ski v Snowboard rivalry, and all the players of Crested Butte 20:00: Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 23:00: Covering the US Extremes for the school paper, ski bumming, is Vail the enemy article, and landing an internship at Bike 32:00: Moving to CA and working for free, making a difference at Bike as an intern, going back to Crested Butte, learning how to freelance through friends, X-Games, and leaving CB 41:00: High Cascade Snowboard Camp: The legendary snowboard camp Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. 43:00: Getting hired by Powder, Powder Magazine readership, where they make their money, what is lifelike writing at the mag 49:00: Pressure at the magazine, favorites, his writing, passed over and eventually landing the Editor in Chief role, and his vision with Powder 56:00: Crazy expense reports, writing the letter from the editor, managing Powder in the changing landscape of media, and money 63:00: Changes when getting bought, fighting for his team, what happened to Powder, and giving up work to become a stay-at-home dad 75:00: Inappropriate Questions with The Buena Vista Surf Club
Dr. Kevin Simon, Attending Psychiatrist at Boston Children's Hospital & Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Boston Public Health Commission, joins the podcast to discuss top issues & trends he is following in pediatrics, current nerves & excitement, what the most effective healthcare leaders will need to be successful in the next 2-3 years, and more.
Chief Sund, 30-year law enforcement veteran in Washington D.C., and former Chief of Police of the United States Capitol Police, author of Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6, joins us today to discuss the hearings on Capitol Hill earlier today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BlazeTV contributors Eric July and Jaco Booyens join the show today to discuss the leftist media refusing to air the Durham report, after years of pushing the lie that Trump colluded with Russia to win the election. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow dismissed the Durham report after spending years pushing the collusion narrative. A New York City woman is fighting back today after being called a racist because she refused to give up her Citi bike. The woman has since hired a lawyer and is fighting back. Texas Governor Greg Abbott will soon sign a new bill that will make performing sexual drag shows in front of children a criminal offense. And it's Friday; that means Sara is answering your questions. Sara helps a concerned father talk to his 17-year-old daughter about pornographic books in schools. Today's Sponsors: Right now, you can save $200 on an Eden Pure Thunderstorm 3-pack for whole-home protection. You get 3 units for under $200. Put one in your basement, bedroom, family room, kitchen, or anywhere you need clean, fresh air. Go to http://edenpuredeals.com and put in discount code sara3 to save $200. Relief factor isn't a drug, but it was developed by doctors to fight inflammation. Try it today. The 3-Week QuickStart is only $19.95. Go to http://www.relieffactor.com or call 800-4Relief to get your QuickStart today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
Click here for the full interview with Ben Smith: https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/former-buzzfeed-chief-on-the-end?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web For $5 a month, become a Useful Idiot! Get extended interviews, Thursday Throwdowns, and chat live with Katie and Aaron in the Absurd Arena at http://usefulidiots.substack.com Or find us on Locals at http://usefulidiots.locals.com Join the Absurd Arena live chat with Katie and Aaron every Tuesday at 12pm est at https://usefulidiots.substack.com/chat Watch this week's Thursday Throwdown: BlueAnon Cracks under Russiagate Report https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/blueanon-cracks-under-russiagate?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web The era of corporate media is dying. The future is independent. Ben Smith, former Buzzfeed chief and New York Times media columnist, is the founder of Semafor, a news site which, unlike corporate rags who pretend otherwise, doesn't hide the author's opinion. Check it out here. Ben joins Useful Idiots to explain the beginnings of the internet age of media that led to Obama's election, the rise and demise of outlets like Buzzfeed News and Vice, and describes what he sees as the next era. And yes, it includes Useful Idiots. Watch the full episode where Ben debates Aaron on the Durham Report, which this week showed that the six-year story of collusion between Trump and Russia was a hoax led by corporate media. Buzzfeed, with Ben in charge, was the first outlet to publish the Steele Dossier in 2017. When Aaron challenges him on this, things get heated. Then, as an ex-Times writer, Ben exposes the biggest clusterf*ck from his years at the paper, a notorious example of choosing traffic over truth. Hear his report in the full interview. And speaking of Traffic, check out Ben Smith's new book on media genius, rivalry, and delusion in the billion-dollar race to go viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
our weekly advice column! this week we discuss: 1. how to handle mean faculty at work/school 2. addressing a treatment planning mistake you made to an attending, and admitting you were wrong 3. handling anxiety while waiting on the wait list, why the "limbo phase" can be good and how rejection is truly redirection if you have any chief complaints submit them to @drconniewang / @justaquickpinch on IG!
Josh, Caitlin, Paul, and Liam discuss the latest on the high stakes negotiations on raising the debt ceiling. We then replay our earlier conversation with Rep. McCarthy's new Chief of Staff, Machalagh Carr.
Jerry and Tracy discuss what many consider to be the most haunted location in England, Ancient Ram Inn. We have 2 special guests. An anonymous practitioner of Santeria comes on to tell us about the religion and Andrea Whitney, Editor and Chief of the Jasper Newsboy comes on to talk about a personal paranormal experience and West Memphis 3.
Joff Wild on Founding IAM for Chief IP Officers & EU Commission's anti-SEP Crusade “It became obvious to me that IP was a lot more than laws and court decisions and regulations. IP was becoming a fundamental business asset, one that people could use to generate profits, build partnerships, go out into the markets, and raise cash. But no one was writing about that there was no coverage of that. So that said to me, there was an opportunity to create something new.” IAM's founding editor Joff Wild joins Eli from ‘across the pond' to talk about starting a media company to cover the business of intellectual property (IP), the barrage of recent news about the European Commission's misguided standard essential patents (SEPs) proposals, and much more: Joff's journey from tabloids to IP Editing Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) How legacy IP media failed to appreciate/cover IP as a fundamental business asset Founding IAM in 2003 Willing Chief IP Officers into existence with Rob Sterne (of Sterne Kessler) and Ron Laurie “If you create, they will come” – creating the idea of Chief of IP Officers What Chief IP Officers care about: danger & opportunity Strength & weakness of Chief IP Officers Why forward-thinking companies were willing to tell IAM their IP secrets Importance of sharing information for growing IP ecosystem How partnering with Ocean Tomo to host Europe's first patent auction led to IAM's event business Concerns about conflicts with IAM's event business How patents are a clear force for good Why so many new patent-related ventures, business models have failed Difficulty of leveraging IP value Lessons from Nokia & Ericsson about importance of investing in patents over a long period of time EU Commission's power & failure to take patent policy seriously How EU Commission's evidence-free SEP proposals risk destroying EU's global leadership on SEP/FRAND issues Extensive lobbying that led to the SEP proposals Will the EU Commission's SEP proposals become law? Unified Patent Court's potential to become the de facto global patent court Opportunity for Brexit UK to become a pro-patent jurisdiction Is it time for IAM to close down its China office in Hong Kong? Japan's slow patent revolution India's huge potential Why Brazil & Colombia have become hotbeds for protecting patent rights & why Sub-Saharan Africa might be next Advice for Chief IP Officers
Bring Down The Velvet Hammer | Musk Makes Room for the New Twitter Chief #Twitter Visit us at - https://marketingoclock.com/ Join our Discord Community - http://community.marketingoclock.com/ On this week's episode of Marketing O'Clock, guess we'll just have to NB-C if Twitter's new CEO can repair their relationship with advertisers. Plus, it looks like ad blockers are feeling a bit blocked from YouTube. Also, Microsoft is really Bing-ing it on with their new chat features. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro - 00:00 NEWS - 5:31 Take of the Week - 15:29 ICYMI - 17:08 Lightning Round Paid - 18:58 Lightning Round Organic - 25:03 Lightning Round Social - 34:29 Working Hard or Hardly Working - 42:13 Cool Tool - 45:04 Must Read Marketing Article of the Week - 45:50 Shootin the Heck - 47:48 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marketing-oclock/message
This episode features Laura Dyrda, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Becker's Healthcare. Here, she discusses medical side gigs & ASC, Spine, & Ortho trends she is hearing from speakers for the upcoming Becker's 20th Annual Spine, Orthopedic + Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, happening in Chicago June 15-17th. Learn more about the event here.
The Best Christian Podcast in the Omniverse Canary Cry News Talk #624 - 05.17.2023 - Recorded Live to Tape GORDIE SIGHTING | Great Data Drowning, Sacred Orb Funding, Psychotech Mania Deconstructing Corporate Mainstream Media News from a Biblical Worldview We Operate Value 4 Value: http://CanaryCry.Support Join Supply Drop: http://CanaryCrySupplyDrop.com Submit Articles: http://CanaryCry.Report Join the Tee Shirt Council: http://CanaryCryTShirtCouncil.com Resource: Index of MSM Ownership (Harvard.edu) Resource: Aliens Demons Doc (feat. Dr. Heiser, Unseen Realm) All the links: http://CanaryCry.Party This Episode was Produced By: Executive Producers Arnold W*** Christine S*** Producers Jessica L, Natalie C, Rami C, Morgan E, Sir Morv Knight of the Burning Chariots, Sir Casey the Shield Knight, Veronica D, Ronin Poet, Dame Gail Canary Whisperer and Lady of X's and O's, Sir Scott Knight of Truth CanaryCry.ART Submissions Sir Dove Knight of Rusbeltia Mark A iAnon Microfiction Runksmash - She disappears as more Censors breach the door. “Stop! In the name of the Peace Algorithm!” They shout and train their weapons on Hank, before he can react they taze him. “Don't worry the tape will have him holding a gun.” Says one of the censors. Stephen S - Text message between Chief and Dr. Diablo. “Doc, the big guy is out of doggie treats "OMG! Already?! We'll get onto it right away, but it will take a few days. FYI, a half dose of a child treat is just as effective.” CLIP PRODUCER Emsworth, FaeLivrin, Joelms, Laura TIMESTAPERS Jade Bouncerson, Christine C, Pocojo SOCIAL MEDIA DOERS Dame MissG of the OV and Deep Rivers CanaryCry.Report Submissions JAM REMINDERS Clankoniphius SHOW NOTES HELLO, RUN DOWN FLIPPY Sanctuary's Humanoid Robot Is for General-Purpose Autonomy (IEEE) DAY JINGLE/PERSONAL/EXEC. WW3/BEING WATCHED/CHINA/DATA Pentagon Making Race-Specific Bioweapons, China Says (Newsweek) → Ethical considerations for DNA testing as a proxy for nationality (TandD) BEAST SYSTEM/ORB OpenAI's Sam Altman, $100 million in funding for Worldcoin (Fortune) → Sam Altman: OpenAI CEO calls for US to regulate AI (BBC) AI/DEEPFAKE Sen. Blumenthal opens AI hearing with deepfake recording of own voice (CNN) → Realtime deepfakes are a dangerous new threat. Protect yourself (LA Times) → ChatGPT user in China detained for creating fake news, police say (AP) MIND CONTROL/METAVERSE Clip: John Fetterman struggling during hearing → Ethical hazards of health data gov in metaverse (Nature Machine Intel) → [MeTAI] (Nature Machine Intel) VR Zentreya is cool dragon cyborg from the future. Also retail manager. (TubeFilter) V4V/TREASURE/SPEAKPIPE/TALENT WACCINE/BIRDS Vaccine authorized emergency use in CA condors amid bird flu outbreak (KCRA) COVID C19 total cost to US economy will reach $14 trillion by end of 2023 (Conversation) DIE/SPACE NASA warns, Only 30 min notice before killer solar storm strikes Earth (DailyStar) ANTARCTICA Major Revision of International Chemical Regulation Required (AZO) TIME PRODUCERS END
The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO is Partner and Chair of The Asia Group's Australia Practice. He most recently served as Australian Ambassador to the United States, where he was closely involved in Australia's negotiations related to AUKUS, the Quad, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Ambassador Sinodinos previously worked as Australia's Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and was a Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Parliament from 2011 to 2019. He also served as Cabinet Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, as well as Chief of Staff and Senior Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Hon. John Howard AC.
This live episode from the Becker's Hospital Review 13th Annual Meeting in Chicago features Dr. Jeffery Rosen, Chief of Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Here, he discusses the new focus on the wellbeing of healthcare providers thanks to the pandemic, the challenges surrounding staffing issues and how his system is overcoming them, and more.
Mut and Alex Reimer in-studio. Eight horses euthanized at Churchill Downs but Mut says they're making the sport safer (00:05:00). The New York Stock Exchange starts the process of delisting Audacy stock (00:17:30). Barstool Chicago clears the air after DM's are published on Twitter highlighting a Carl and Chief beef (00:34:10). Bob Murchison joins the show and doesn't remember the meeting at WEEI (01:07:00). Glenn Ordway talks radio with Bob Lobel and Mike Lynch, calls & more.You can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/kminshow
The fourth episode of a new series where the BBC's Chief cricket writer Stephan Shemilt discovers untold stories from the Ashes. David Gower breathes rarefied air as a legend of English Ashes cricket. A four-time winner – twice down under – Gower has played more Tests for England against Australia, 42, than all but Colin Cowdrey. Only the great Jack Hobbs made more runs for England against the Aussies than Gower's 3,269. As captain in 1985, Gower led England to a 3-1 series win whilst making 732 runs in the process. Little did Gower, or anyone, know that 1985 was to be the last time England won a home Ashes series for 20 years, a desolate run that began when he was put back in charge for what turned out to be a calamitous 1989 contest involving a famous press conference, News at 10, a rebel tour and a large wine bill.
The Optimal Life with Nate Haber
Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, author of "Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career," and host of the Help Wanted podcast. Learn more at https://jasonfeifer.com Check out Jason's podcast Help Wanted Follow our podcast on Facebook @TheOptimalLifePodcast If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like: Ep. 208 - Jordan Harbinger :: A Podcasting Powerhouse Ep. 114 - David Tao, editor and founder of BarBend :: Building a Digital Fitness Brand Ep. 107 - Kevin Adelstein, Publisher and CEO of Cleveland Jewish News Ep. 99 - Ian Rapoport :: The NFL's National Insider
Is healthcare a human right? That's today's big question, and it clearly shouldn't be a question, but here we are. My guest to help explain the obvious today is Dr. Sheila Davis, the CEO of Partners in Health. Sheila entered the global health arena in 1999, responding to the global HIV and AIDS pandemic. A few years later, she co-founded a small NGO that worked in both South Africa and Boston on a wide array of health projects, including the operation of a rural village nurse clinic. She joined PIH in 2010 as their main operation in Haiti was torn apart by the earthquake there and worked her way up over the years, becoming the Chief of the Ebola response during the 2014-2016 West Africa epidemic. And then as the Chief of Clinical Operations and the Chief Nursing Officer, Sheila oversaw nursing efforts as well as the supply chain, medical informatics, laboratory infrastructure, and quality improvement activities.Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics, including HIV and AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing and human rights. And folks, if it is not clear enough for the past few years, just in the US, much less everywhere around the world, yes, healthcare is a human right, and everyone deserves a fair shake. -----------Have feedback or questions? Tweet us, or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.orgNew here? Get started with our fan favorite episodes at podcast.importantnotimportant.com.-----------INI Book Club:Devotions by Mary Oliver (a starting point, as one of many Mary Oliver poetry selections)Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul FarmerAbove Ground by Clint SmithFind all of our guest recommendations at the INI Book Club: https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-clubLinks:Get involved with Partners In HealthFollow Dr Davis on TwitterFollow us:Subscribe to our newsletter at importantnotimportant.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpSubscribe to our YouTube channelFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettEdited by Anthony...
In this episode of the Award-winning PRS Journal Club Podcast, 2023 Resident Ambassadors to the PRS Editorial Board – Rami Kantar, Yoshi Toyoda, and Ronnie Shammas- and special guest Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, discuss the following articles from the May 2023 issue: “Impact of Physician Extenders and Midlevels in Plastic Surgery” by Seyidova and Lin. Read the article for FREE: https://bit.ly/PhysicianExtendersinPS Special guest Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, who is the current Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a renowned hand surgeon who completed his plastic surgeon residency at the University of Michigan and hand surgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center. Dr. Chung has a numerous amount of accomplishments, most notably, he is the current Chief of Hand Surgery for the University of Michigan, past President for the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has published over 730 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has maintained continuous NIH funding for over 20 years involving multiple multicentered studies evaluating outcomes in hand surgery. His work and extensive achievements in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery have been both recognized internationally and nationally. READ the articles discussed in this podcast as well as free related content from the archives: https://bit.ly/JCMay23Collection
JD Younger is the Chief of Police for the city of Edmond. Hear how he took his journey from an officer in Norman to Chief of police in Edmond and all the steps in between. What does it take to be a police officer today? What are his lessons on leadership? Thank you for tuning into Defining Moments Podcast. This episode is brought to you by CMM Financial Services. At CMM, we know how hard it is to find someone who knows and cares enough to create the tax and wealth plans that you deserve. After walking alongside hundreds of clients for the past 20 years with accounting, bookkeeping, tax strategy, and financial planning, we have created a proven system to help you reach your financial goals. CMM has your complete financial team to reach your financial goals, book a call cmmfinancialservices.com.
Eugenia Kargbo is Africa's first Chief Heat Officer. She was appointed by the government of Sierra Leone, and is responsible for helping people who are struggling from the effects of extreme heat and ‘burning, suffocating sunshine'. Sierra Leone isn't among Africa's warmest countries. Mali is thought to be the hottest country on the continent…and in the world. But Sierra Leone has been experiencing higher and higher temperatures in recent years. And Eugenia says it is a much less comfortable place to live today than when she was growing up. So, what solutions does she have for the heat in Sierra Leone? And could these be ideas that help people across Africa? #AfricaDaily
In this episode regular guest, Alan Condon, Editor-in-Chief at Becker's Healthcare discusses key points on KKR-backed Envision Healthcare filing for bankruptcy and how CommonSpirit Health is tackling financial challenges.
This episode features Michelle Charles, Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Informatics Officer/Virtual Care at Parkview Health. Here, she discusses her background in nursing & what led her to her current role, Parkview's focus on both patient and clinician wellness, where she sees the best opportunities for growth in the future, and more.Want to network with peers and hear more conversations like this? Apply to be one of our complimentary guest reviewers at our upcoming HIT + Digital Health + RCM Meeting Oct, 3-6 2023 here.
The Talent Angle with Scott Engler
While HR technology has made significant advances in the past few years, HR leaders still face challenges in delivering value to the organization through technology. Marcia Morales-Jaffe offers a path forward and shares insights from her experience as the former Chief People Officer of PayPal and World Fuel Services. Morales-Jaffe outlines how HR leaders can make the most of their technology investment and discusses the role that manager development, culture and change management play in the success of HR technology. Marcia Morales-Jaffe is a retired CHRO and Emeritus Member of the Gartner CHRO Global Leadership Board. She currently serves as Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company's People & Organizational Performance Practice. Until 2017, Marcia was SVP, Chief People Officer at PayPal where she played an integral role in shaping culture and advancing its transformational business vision and social mission. Peter Aykens is Chief of Research in Gartner's Human Resources practice. Mr. Aykens is responsible for defining research coverage within the practice and building and leading research teams addressing client's key initiatives. In prior roles at the firm, he spent over 25 years leading research teams focused on banking and financial services strategy producing numerous studies that addressed business strategy, channel, marketing, customer experience and product issues in financial services. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College; a MSc.(Econ) degree in International Politics from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; and a MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University.
[00:30] The Federal Bureau of Democrat-Led, Anti-Trump Investigations (35 minutes) Special Counsel John Durham has finally released his report on the fabricated Trump-Russia collusion investigation. Durham's report states that when the FBI investigation into then candidate Donald Trump was opened, the FBI had “no information … indicating that at any time during the campaign anyone in the Trump campaign had been in contact with any Russian intelligence officials.” This proves beyond doubt that Trump's enemies knowingly lied about Russia collusion for years. America's two-tier system of justice is really just one tier: "Get Trump." [35:40] News of the Work: AC Graduation (4 minutes) [40:00] The Divider in Chief (15 minutes) Who was the true author of the Trump-Russia hoax? The divider-in-chief, Barack Obama. Despite Obama's claims that he never interfered in ongoing investigations, the unfounded Russian-collusion investigation has his fingerprints all over it.
On Today's Episode: In this Tactical Tuesday episode, we speak with three Department of Energy officials on strategies for building lasting, equitable institutions that effectively forward the adoption of clean energy in our communities. From the newly created Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) come Chief of Staff Chris Castro and Director Dr. Henry McKoy. SCEP's mission is to work closely with state and local governments, tribal nations, and community members to deploy decarbonizing technologies. Chris was formerly Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando and President of the environmental nonprofit IDEAS for Us. Henry was the Director of Entrepreneurship at NC Central University, held positions at Duke University and Harvard University, and served in the North Carolina Department of Commerce. We also hear from Anna Siefken, Senior Advisor for the Office of Technology Transition (OTT). After serving as Executive Director of The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon, Anna joined the OTT to focus on moving energy and climate tech innovations from the research lab to market.Our guests offer specific insights about how to introduce clean energy solutions so that communities can really absorb them. They dig into staffing in a way that reflects the communities and building systems that lower barriers to entry for funding and programming. Chris and Anna talk about questions to ask when engaging organizations that don't always know how to proceed while Henry defines how to reach those communities that need decarbonizing tech the most.The goal for these three visionaries? “Transform this country,” as Chris puts it. Catch the full episode to learn how. If you want to connect with today's guest(s), you'll find links to their contact info in the show notes on the blog at https://mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes/.SunCast is presented by Sungrow, the world's most bankable inverter brand.You can learn more about all the sponsors who help make this show free for you at www.mysuncast.com/sponsors.Remember, you can always find resources, learn more about today's guest(s) and explore recommendations, book links, and more than 595 other founder stories and startup advice at www.mysuncast.com.You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on:Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/nicomeoLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus
Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
Kara and Scott discuss Taylor Swift's economic impact, and why there are troubles at Disney Plus and Netflix. Meanwhile, over at Twitter: a new CEO, and a censorship controversy. Also, the Trump Town Hall stirs up internal politics at CNN. Our Friend of Pivot, Senator Mark Warner, stops by to talk TikTok, AI, and the Kids Online Safety Act. You can find Senator Mark Warner at @MarkWarner on Twitter. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Professional Christian Coaching Today
Join us for an exciting episode as we delve into the Navigators Coaching ministry, where coaching is being integrated into all aspects of their global mission. In this episode, we bring you an update on the remarkable growth of coaching within The Navigators, both nationally and internationally. Additionally, we share details about the highly anticipated Coach Camp 2023, a transformative event for igniting coaching skills and fostering personal growth. Don't miss these key takeaways: Impact of Coaching on Disciple-Making Ministry: Discover how coaching has made a significant impact on The Navigators' disciple-making ministry. Hear inspiring stories of individuals who have experienced transformation, gained clarity, and overcome obstacles through the guidance and support provided by coaching. Connecting with Younger Generations: Explore how The Navigators effectively uses coaching to connect with younger generations. Learn how coaching, with its culturally relevant and creative approach, empowers young individuals to take ownership of their personal growth and navigate the challenges they face. Internal Shifts and Organizational Integration: Uncover the internal shifts that The Navigators have experienced through the integration of coaching. Hear how staff members are actively seeking coaching, recognizing its potential to enhance their leadership skills and effectiveness in disciple making. Discover specific ways coaching is being utilized within the organization, such as 360 Reviews, Leader Development Programs, and supporting transitions. Learn more and sign up for Coach Camp 2023 here: https://tdc.navigators.org/coach-camp-2023/ About Aimee Hodges Aimee Hodges is founder and President of Hodges Leadership Coaching, a coaching business focused on helping leaders lead with courage and compassion. She is a Professional Certified Coach with a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. She serves as the Chief of Staff for The Navigators' Training, Development and Care department. She is committed to coming alongside leaders as they lead through the dynamics of diversity among their teams. She encourages leaders to work towards creating environments and systems that reflect equity, justice and inclusion. She is passionate about leaders leading out of who they are. Aimee is a Colorado native but has lived in Atlanta since 2014. She enjoys living in the city and being able to go home to the mountains in Colorado! About Sean McKelvey Sean McKelvey serves as the Director of Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching and is also the President and Founder of New Culture Coaching, LLC. He's been in ministry for 17 years and loves to develop the next generation of Leaders to live and lead like Jesus. Sean has been married for 16 years to his wife Andrea and they have two children, Nayelli and Caelan. He loves to cycle, run, play soccer, and go on hikes with his family. Sean has received certification as a PCC, CPLC, Navigators Life and Leadership Coach, a top 5 Strengths Coach, and Prepare and Enrich Marriage Coaching. Sean is also a graduate of California State University of Long Beach.
Today we head to Brazil. In the beginning there was only Day, night had not yet been introduced. We will meet a young princess and her husband the King or Chief. In a story where opposites attract the daughter of the Great Sea Serpent ;is missing her world of Darkness and becomes ill. Will the king be able to get a piece of home to save her? Or will she wither away in the brightness of the day? Come find out? Book: Brazilian Folktales By Elena N. Grand Chef, has served up some delicious dessert. We are having Brigadeiro. This is a pleasure to make in the Galley just for you and I hope you enjoy it. Afro Tales Recipe of the week: Brigadeiro https://www.iheartbrazil.com/brigadeiro-recipe/ To Support Afro Tales Podcast: Website: https://www.podpage.com/afrotalescast/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/@afrotalescast Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/afrotalescast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afrotalescast Podcast Artwork: Artbyshalaye: https://instagram.com/artbyshalaye?igshid=18dz8daavtsv6 Music: Artist- DJ Petition, Fachhochschule Dortmund Album- Song- Sun is Calling https://freemusicarchive.org/music/petition/single/sun-is-calling/ SFX: https://freesound.org/
As a child growing up in San Jose, California, she wondered why her neighborhood was being sprayed with pesticides. The more questions she asked, the more she found herself drawn to environmental justice and community advocacy. Now, she is working to make sure that one of the biggest cities in the US is centering the most impacted communities in its climate change response.Follow Marta on Twitter @Segura4Change. If you liked this episode, listen to How Estefanía Rebellón's Own Experience Seeking Asylum Informed Her Mission to Help Migrant Children and How Amanda Fernandez's Own Educational Challenges Inspired Latinos for Education.
Derry Public Radio - A Stephen King Podcast
This week Derry Public Radio continues their Patreon Selection Series with Andrew Edmark's pick, “The Green Mile”. For those reading along we're covering through Part 2. Join in as we discuss serialized storytelling, the incredible foreshadowing, whether our narrator is unreliable, an honest discussion about Capital Punishment, how a mouse changes lives, the execution of The Chief, and a Devil comes onto the Mile. It's time to strap in for Episode 137, “Big Juicy”. Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/ZNJvTgShkk For more Derry Public Radio, head over to www.patreon.com/derrypublicradio for exclusive episodes, early releases, and more bonus content! For everything else: https://linktr.ee/derrypublicradio
Real Estate News: Real Estate Investing Podcast
In this Real Estate News Brief for the week ending May 6th, 2023… why economists are expecting a rate hike pause, where homeowners are paying the most and the least for their mortgages, and new home search help from a chatbot! Hi, I'm Kathy Fettke and this is Real Estate News for Investors. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review. Economic News We begin with economic news from this past week, and the big news is, of course, the Fed's rate hike. The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee followed through on an expected quarter point hike to the overnight lending rate, which puts the target range between 5 and 5.25%. It was the 10th rate hike in a row and a unanimous decision among committee members, despite calls for a pause from some Congressional lawmakers. (1) The Fed also appeared to suggest that it might now be time for a pause, by eliminating a sentence that says “some” additional rate hikes may be needed. Instead, the statement kind of hedged on the idea of rate hikes by saying that any further rate hikes would depend on “the cumulative tightening of monetary policy, the lags with which monetary policy affect economic activity and inflation, and economic and financial developments.” Economists are interpreting that to mean that the Fed is prepared to take a more “dovish” approach at its next policy meeting. As MarketWatch puts it, the Fed is “on hold.” Fed Chief Jerome Powell also said in his press conference after the meeting that: “We are no longer saying we anticipate” rate hikes. He says: “We will be driven by incoming data, meeting by meeting.” (2) Some economists say the Fed has already gone too far. Chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, is one of them. He called last week's rate hike “unnecessary and harmful.” Yun says inflation has been coming down and will continue to do so. He says: “It will be even lower as the heavyweight component to inflation, which is rent, will inevitably slow down given the robust, 40-year high in construction of new apartment units.” He also says that many small banks are struggling right now. He says: “They are becoming zombie-like banks, unable to lend even to good businesses, as they are more concerned with balance sheet shuffling for survival.” (3) Meanwhile, there are new signs that the job market is softening. Initial claims were up 13,000 to a total of 242,000. That's up from about 200,000 in January. Continuing claims were down, however, by 38,000 to a total of 1.81 million. (4) The April jobs report also shows that the job market is still going strong. It shows that companies increased the number of available positions by 253,000. Wall Street economists had anticipated the addition of just 180,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate also declined from 3.5% to 3.4%. (5) Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates dipped a little this last week. Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was down four basic points to 6.39%. The 15-year was up five points to 5.76%. (6) In other news making headlines… The Average Monthly Mortgage Payment The average monthly mortgage payment is now $2,317. Lending Tree's latest study shows that the average U.S. home buyer needs a mortgage of $333,342 with the highest amounts needed in the District of Columbia, Washington State, and California. (7) High priced states skew the averages however, so you need to look at the individual states to see how affordable they are. The three states with the lowest average mortgage amounts are West Virginia, Kentucky, and Michigan. In West Virginia, the average is just $1,700. Homeownership Not a Priority Among Most Renters A majority of renters don't see homeownership in their future. Online brokerage Home Bay conducted a survey that shows about two-thirds say they have lost hope in owning a home, although half of the respondents said that homeownership is “very important.” Given their current situation, they'd prefer to spend their money on other things. The top three priorities are paying down debt, having a comfortable retirement, and owning a car. (8) Among the renters who want to own a home, a third are willing to pay a high price to do that including many who said they'd skip meals or sell their plasma. Two thirds also said they would take on a second job. Zillow, Redfin Launch ChatGPT Plugin Searching for a home could get a little easier with the help of a chatbot. Both Zillow and Redfin announced that users will be able to get a ChatGPT plugin that will allow them to describe homes and have the chatbot show relevant listings. The OpenAI website says that only a small number of users have access to the plugins right now, but you can add your name to a waitlist. (9) That's it for this week's News Brief. Check the show notes for links at newsforinvestors.com. You can also join RealWealth while you are at our website by hitting the “join for free” button. Membership gives you full access to our Investor Portal where you can see sample properties and connect with our network of real estate professionals, including our RealWealthinvestment counselors. And please remember to subscribe to our podcast! Thanks for listening. I'm Kathy Fettke. Links: 1 - https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/03/fed-rate-decision-may-2023-.html 2 - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-things-we-learned-from-powells-press-conference-after-latest-fed-rate-hike-4863f055?mod=federal-reserve 3 - https://www.nar.realtor/magazine/real-estate-news/yun-latest-fed-hike-unnecessary-and-harmful 4 - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-climb-13-000-to-242-000-and-show-hints-of-labor-market-softening-41d5e71b?mod=economy-politics 5 - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/construction-spending-up-0-3-in-march-546e0768?mod=economy-politics 6 - https://www.freddiemac.com/pmms 7 - https://www.nar.realtor/magazine/real-estate-news/the-average-monthly-mortgage-payment-is-above-2300 8 - https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/04/renters-say-homeownership-is-hopeless-how-theyre-spending-instead.html?__source=realestate%7cnews%7c&par=realestate 9 - https://therealdeal.com/national/2023/05/04/redfin-zillow-adopt-chatgpt-plugins/