Henry Morgan was your typical pirate, swashbuckling and drowning in treasure. What did he do while he was a pirate? And what did he do after he stopped being a pirate? Let's find out. Want to read some more about the pirate Henry Morgan? Bookshop.org has you covered. For the UK | For the US Want to see some visuals of Henry Morgan? Check out the I Digress: Henry Morgan playlist for some videos that go in depth. Want to hear some more podcasts on pirates? Check out the Spotify playlist for other podcasts that have covered this digression. Don't forget to check out the Destination: History website where you can find all this and more!
We're coming to the end of Pride Month amidst an environment of escalating attacks from the right on queer and trans people. Tonight, we speak to two grassroots organizers working on self-defense programs for queer, trans, and people of color in NYC and the Bay Area. We hear from Kenji of Soar Over Hate and DJ Guerrilla Pump of We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For on how they are protecting their communities by organizing educational programs, creating art and healing practices, distributing tools and resources, and uniting community care with self-defense.We're also joined live tonight by Aaron Fernando, a member of the Queens DSA Electoral Organizing Committee, to discuss yesterday's primary election results. Because of the redistricting debacle, New York is holding two primaries this summer with voters weighing in on Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Assembly races yesterday.DSA For the Many endorsed four socialist Assembly Members for re-election and five new candidates for the Assembly. All the incumbent DSA members won their primaries, some by a very large margin,but of the five new candidates only Sarahana Shrestha, running in the Hudson Valley won her race outright, toppling 13-term incumbent Kevin Cahill who has held the seat since 1999. Samy Nemir Olivares' race against Erik Dilan in Bushwick and Cypress Hills is still too close to call with Samy trailing by about 200 votes.To learn more about queer self-defense programs and how you can get involved and support, visit soaroverhate.org and wevebeenwaitingforus.org.To learn more about getting involved in upcoming races to elect DSA endorsed candidates for senate visit fortheturnout.nyc
Kate Campanale is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 17th Worcester District. She is the first female representative elected to the district and was appointed to the House Committee of Ways and Means, where she focused on the first-in-the-nation bill to establish a program that incentivizes employers and employees to share and reduce the burden of student loan debt. She also sponsored public safety initiatives to help protect women against domestic violence. On March 1, 2022, Kate announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. If elected, she would be the third female former State Representative from Worcester County to be elected in a row. She resides in Spencer, Massachusetts with her husband, State Representative Peter Durant. Kate joins me today to share her inspiration for running for office and why she decided to run for a State Representative seat. We discuss how her parents instilled the value of community involvement and the importance of paying attention to current events and how these values impacted her political involvement. We discuss why it's important for Republican candidates running for an elected office to create meaningful, personal connections with the voters in their community. We discuss how creating these connections with voters in your community helps the people remove ‘party politics' from the equation when electing candidates. We discuss why Kate decided to run for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and the top 3 issues she is focusing on while campaigning with Chris Doughty. We discuss how current events, particularly the current state of our country's education system, have encouraged more women to get involved in politics. Kate also shares her advice to other women aspiring to run for an elected office position. “It's about reaching the voters. Getting them to know YOU.” - Kate Campanale This week on Political Contessa: Kate's inspiration for running for office and why she ran for State Representative How Kate's upbringing impacted her political involvement The importance of making personal connections with the voters Helping voters remove ‘party politics' from the voting process and voting decisions Why Kate decided to run for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts How current events have encouraged more women to get involved in politics How the pandemic has exacerbated various issues across the U.S. The issues voters are most concerned about today The top 3 issues Kate and Chris are focusing on, on the campaign trail Kate's advice to other women wanting to run for office Connect with Kate Campanale: Kate Campanale for Lieutenant Governor Website Kate Campanale for Lieutenant Governor on Facebook Kate Campanale for Lieutenant Governor on Twitter Awaken Your Inner Political Contessa Thanks for tuning into this week's episode of Political Contessa. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Spotify I Stitcher I Apple Podcasts I iHeart Radio I TuneIn I Google Podcasts Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media. And if you've ever considered running for office – or know a woman who should – head over to politicalcontessa.com to grab my quick guide, Secrets from the Campaign Trail. It will show you five signs to tell you you're ready to enter the political arena. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the day before New York's primary election, the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of New York, Diana Reyna, Ana María Archila, and the current Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, make their pitches to voters in sequential interviews.
Listen in to powerful voices recorded on Decision Day from Arlington, Beverly, Concord and Swampscott, MA, where organizers created public spaces that brought people together to protest the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and strip from women their human rights and constitutional rights. Guests: State Representative Dr. Tami Gouveia (also a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of MA) described the gathering in Concord where she was the keynote speaker; Keiko Zoll (Director of Communications for Boston Schools Fund, Creator of Free Formula Exchange) reported on the Swampscott demonstration she organized; Sonya Coleman, Organizer with Stop Handgun Violence, Board Chair of States United to Prevent Gun Violence, shared the scene from the Arlington gathering; AmyLeigh Galvin (Food Service Manager for Beth Israel) brought in the experiences in Beverly where she helped organize a same day response to the SCOTUS decision. Each event had around 100 people or more. Learn about Ms. Coleman's advocacy to reduce gun violence: www.SUPGV.org. They have affiliate members in 32 states. Learn about Dr. Gouveia's campaign: www.tamigouveia.com
Virginia's Lieutenant Governor is on to look back at the budget session, look forward to the midderms and get into a Supreme Court Ruling that NO ONE's talking about... Carson v. Makin (hint; School Choice) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GB2RS News Sunday the 26th of June 2022 The news headlines: RSGB joins IARU Region 1 meeting GB70D on air from the Isle of Man Tonight@8 on Monday RSGB volunteers and staff contributed to the IARU Region 1 Interim meeting at Friedrichshafen on Thursday the 23rd of June. The meeting covered topics across HF, VHF and UHF as well as Microwave and EMC matters. This included the latest state of preparations for WRC-23 where agenda item 9.1B on the protection of satellite navigation systems, such as Galileo in the 23cm band, was of prime interest. Slides showing the current state and this potentially significant threat to the radio amateur and amateur satellite services have been published on the RSGB special focus page at rsgb.org/wrc-23. The IARU, supported by the RSGB, continues to work hard to reduce any impact. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee station GB70D is based on the Isle of Man. On Tuesday the 28th, it will be based in the grounds of Government House. It is hoped that the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and Lady Philippa will participate for several periods during the day. The station plans to operate on 2m, as well as SSB and CW on most bands from 40m up. Operations start around 9.30am. Tonight @8 will take place on Monday, the 4th of July. This is the final lecture before the summer break. Peter Duffett-Smith, G3XJE will be looking at Radio waves and antennas…and all that. His presentation covers a range of antenna-related information so there should be something for everyone. Tonight@8 webinars are live-streamed on the RSGB's YouTube channel, YouTube.com/thersgb. The 98-year-old 200kW Alexanderson alternator, callsign SAQ, will not be able to air on Alexanderson Day, Sunday the 3rd of July. This is due to difficulties in obtaining components in the ongoing maintenance work. The Alexander Association welcomes visitors to the museum on the 3rd from 10am to 4pm. Together with the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station they will offer many activities for the whole family during the day. There will be two transmitter startups with SAQ, but without any transmission over the antenna. National society in Iceland, IRA, reports on the renewal of special authorisation to use 50MHz. Icelandic licensees have been granted increased power licenses in the 50-50.5MHz frequency range until the 31st of September. Full licensees are allowed to use up to 1kW and Novice licensees up to 100W. The 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on the 8th and 9th of October at Kents Hill Park Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating amateur radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby. Find out more at amsat-uk.org or rsgb.org/convention. And now for details of rallies and events Please send your rally and event news as soon as possible to email@example.com. We'll publicise your event in RadCom, on GB2RS, and online. Today, the 26th of June, the Newbury Radio Rally will be held at the Newbury Showground, next to junction 13 of the M4 motorway in Berkshire. Over a hundred sellers, national societies and a demonstration marquee will be there. It is open to the public from 9am with admission £2.50. There is free parking on site. On Saturday, the 2nd of July, the Laugharne Radio Rally will be held in the Millennium Memorial Hall, Laugharne near Carmarthen SA33 4QG. Doors open 10am until 12 noon. Details from Matthew on 0739 882 5024. Next Sunday, the 3rd, The Cornish RAC Rally will take place in Penair School, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TN. Doors open at 10am with a £2 admission. There will be a Bring & Buy, traders and local club stands. Refreshments are available on site. Find out more at gx4crc.com. Next Sunday is also the Barford Norfolk Radio Rally at Barford Village Hall. Doors open at 9am. Visit norfolkamateurradio.org for more information. Now the DX news Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island, NA-032, from the 28th of June to the 12th of July. Plans are to operate SSB, RTTY and FT8, plus some FT4 and CW on the 6 to 80m bands. QSL via his home call either direct or via the bureau, Logbook of The World and eQSL. Joe, OZ0J will be active as HB0/OZ0J from Liechtenstein from the 28th of June to the 5th of July. He plans to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on the 6 to 40m bands. QSL via Logbook of The World, Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or via his home call. David, DL7ZM is active as 7O/DL7ZM from Socotra Island, AF-028, in Yemen until the 3rd of July. Activity is on 10 meters using CW and FT8, and on 6 meters as well. QSL details on QRZ.com Now the Special Event news Members of The Angel of the North ARC will be running GB0UUR to celebrate the life of their late Club Secretary and RSGB ex Deputy Regional Manager, Nancy Bone, G7UUR. This event will take place during the afternoon of Saturday the 2nd of July. Durham and District ARS is participating as one of the bonus stations in the 13 Colonies Special Event. GB13COL has been issued for this event and will run from the club station from 1300UTC on the 1st of July until 0400UTC on the 8th. The primary focus of the event will be the HF bands, including VHF, UHF & Satellite for QSOs using SSB, CW, FM, and various digital modes. More information at 13colonies.us. Now the contest news Today, Sunday the 26th of June, there are three contests taking place. The CW leg of the 50MHz Contest runs between 0900 and 1200UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The second contest today, the 26th, is the fourth 70MHz Cumulatives contest runs between 1400 and 1600UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Finally for today, the 26th, the UK Microwave Group 5.7 and 10GHz contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Monday, the RSGB FT4 Contest runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. Using the 3.5, 7 and 14MHz bands where contests are permitted, the exchange is your report and 4-character locator. Tuesday sees the SHF UK Activity Contest taking place between 1830 and 2130UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Next weekend, the 2nd and 3rd of July, is the RSGB VHF National Field Day. Running for 24-hours from 1400UTC on the 2nd, the contest uses the 50, 70, 144 and 432MHz bands as well as 1.3GHz. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Next Sunday, the 3rd of July, the 3rd 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1000 to 1500UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Now the radio propagation report, compiled by G0KYA, G3YLA, and G4BAO on Friday the 24th of June 2022. As predicted, the solar flux index fell back this week, but it didn't fall as low as experts predicted. On Thursday, it stood at 129, but with three sunspot groups about to rotate off the visible surface, it looks like it may now fall lower. We are now well and truly into the summer season for HF propagation, which can be characterised as providing lower maximum usable frequencies during the day, but higher MUFs at night. Sporadic-E remains the most common mode of propagation on the higher bands, with F2-layer MUFs over 3,000 kilometres generally not exceeding 21MHz for most of the day. But more on Sporadic E in the VHF segment of this report. The good news is that 20 metres stays open later, often providing paths over 3,000km up until midnight. The higher bands, that is 17 metres, 15 metres and perhaps 12 metres, may generally provide good paths to South America in the evenings, with 20-metre paths being the last to close. But we're afraid we may have to wait until September to see good reliable paths into North America on HF once again. Next week, NOAA predicts that the SFI will remain around the 100 mark, so we may expect lower MUFs again, apart from Es openings. Geomagnetic conditions should generally be quiet with a maximum Kp index of two once we get over any disturbance this weekend due to a high-speed solar wind stream. And now the VHF and up propagation news. The recent very warm and humid weather has produced some occasional Tropo with the British Isles being on the edge of high pressure, mainly over the near continent. This may still happen occasionally in the coming week, but the fundamental characteristic for next week is low pressure and unsettled weather over the UK. This will produce some rain, with thunderstorms a possibility, and rain scatter will crop up as a useful mode on the upper GHz bands at times. The many online weather radar displays will allow you to keep a track of storms as they develop. When low pressure is centred over the country the showers may be longer-lasting and not decay overnight, so this period looks more promising than the usual mainly daytime shower distribution. The Sporadic-E season is in full swing, but in a rather restrained way since openings have been fairly limited and often fleeting. The presence of jet streams on the weather charts is a good indicator of regions where Es is more likely and the coming week offers a good variety of options, so if Sporadic-E is hard to find then perhaps other parameters may not be optimal; for example, the meteor input is a crucial component in the development of Es. Check the daily conditions for jet streams on the Propquest.co.uk EPI maps and Es blog. The June meteor showers, mentioned last week, continue into early July so keep checking meteor scatter conditions between the Es. With the Moon at maximum declination on Wednesday, Moon windows are long this week. Today, Sunday the 26th of June, the Moon is at apogee, or its furthest point from Earth, so path losses are at their highest, and for around four hours after UK Moonrise on Wednesday the Sun is close to the Moon so noise will be high at that time. And that's all from the propagation team this week.
This morning, we're full of candidates and hot dogs. We'll hear from two Lieutenant Governor candidates – Democrat David Zuckerman and Republican Joe Benning – to start and end the show, respectively. After that, Democratic Attorney General candidate Charity Clark joins us. In between all of the politics, we'll enjoy some sustenance as we get ready for a month-long celebration in Plattsburgh feting the wonderful Michigan dog.
In today's second hour, Dom continues broadcasting live from Dom Giordano Day at Mulligan's Bar and Grill in Wildwood, NJ. First, Giordano welcomes in Michael Donahue, head of the Cape May County Republicans, to discuss a potential red wave coming to South Jersey. Then, Clarice Schillinger, founder of Keeping Kids in School PAC and Back to School PA, chimes in to congratulate Dom on his special day, telling what she's been up to since running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Finally, Abington Police Chief Patrick Molloy stops over at the bar to discuss the continued spike of violence in Philadelphia and the local region. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Craig Campbell is as pleasant as he is incredibly gifted and diverse in his vocations.On a recent episode of our weekly podcast/broadcast, "I'm Glad you Said That", I was blessed to converse with Craig about numerous issues including his support for a constitutional convention this November that Alaskans will be voting on as they do every 10 years. Craig Campbell is a multi-talented Alaskan. He currently is the Interim Airport Manager for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and has also served as - - Lieutenant Governor of Alaska- President and CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation- Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs- Chief of Staff and Director of Policy and Programs for Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson- Chair (twice) for the Anchorage Assembly- Vice Chair of the Alaska Republican Party- Adjunct professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Commander of the 168th Logistics Squadron at the Eielson Air Force Base and was promoted to Lieutenant ColonelQuite a resume. And he has a beautiful family. It is indeed my privilege to get caught up with Craig. Thanks for tuning in and to John & Sandy Powers for their generous sponsorship of the show.Support the show
It’s Friday once more and there’s no time like this moment to begin to tell you about information that’s been waiting for you to read or listen to. The purpose of Charlottesville Community Engagement is to bring you as many stories and articles about the community as possible, on as frequent a level as possible. I’m the host Sean Tubbs, and I want to make sure you know no Sean Tubbs were harmed in the creation of this episode. This work is free to read or listen to, but needs financial support. If you subscribe through Substack, Ting will match your initial payment!On today’s show: Former Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney files suit against the city alleging she was fired for trying to reform what she calls a racist departmentThe General Assembly meets today to act on Governor Glenn Youngkin’s amendments to the state budget A quarantine on moving some materials around parts of Virginia to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly will soon be extended to Albemarle and CharlottesvilleCharlottesville’s Board of Zoning Appeals upholds a determination related to a future Wawa The Albemarle County Service Authority reports it’s ready to guard against “forever chemicals” in their drinking water supply First Shout-out is for the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards In today’s first subscriber-supported shout-out, have you ever wanted to learn as much as you can about how to preserve and protect trees? The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are opening up registration for their fall series of online training sessions and field activities running from August 9 through November 19. Full tuition details are at charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org and if you want to get a feel for what you may learn, there’s a public tree identification walk through the grand trees spanning the front areas of the University of Virginia on Sunday, June 26. Attendance is limited, so register today!General Assembly to consider Governor Youngkin’s budget amendmentsThe House of Delegates and the Senate convene this afternoon in Richmond to finalize budget amendments recommended by Governor Glenn Youngkin. “I approve the general purpose of this bill, but I am returning it without my signature with the request that thirty-five amendments be adopted,” Youngkin wrote in his recommendations for HB30.(the paragraph below was edited to make a correction)One of the largest amendments is a three month suspension on the state tax on gasoline and diesel beginning July 1. Legislation to accomplish this goal did not pass the General Assembly in the Special Session in April. A bill introduced by Youngkin did not make it out of either the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee or the Senate Finance Committee. Another amendment would make it a class 6 felony to picket at the residence of a judge, juror, witness, or court officer. The amendments cover both the current fiscal year and the next one that begins in two weeks, so financial amounts listed below are split over the biennium. These include:Two full time positions to support the Lieutenant Governor An additional $300,000 in salary increases for staff in the Office of the Attorney General$300,000 in state funds to the Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services to add staff to expand inspections for new meat processing facilities An additional $3 million for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority An additional $4 million to expand the Early Reading Specialists program to schools that rank lowest in performanceThe redirecting of $5 million in financial aid assistance to students at Norfolk State University and Virginia State UniversityTwo million in additional funding for an Innovation Center to be built an a historically Black College of University as well as another four million over two years for increased security at all of the Commonwealth’s HBCU’s. Four million in funds would be redirected to support the University of Virginia’s Program on Constitutionalism and DemocracyThere’s $160,000 going to the Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University to “research ways to increase opportunities for K-12 students”Two million over two years for the Hampton Roads Proton Beam Therapy Institute at Hampton University $2.35 million in each year to hire 36 security guards at state-operated mental health treatment centersAnother $200,000 would go to the families of the security officers killed at Bridgewater College earlier this yearan appropriation of $50,000 would be made to prepare more prison beds for those arrested for picketing at a judge’s house There are also new policies that have been introduced into the budget.All public universities will have to demonstrate an “official commitment and set of policies and practices to support freedom of expression and inquiry, free speech, academic freedom, and diversity of thought.”The University of Virginia at Wise is authorized to offer graduate programs All state funding for any abortion-related service would be prohibited unless required by federal lawBail would be waived for certain criminal offensesParticipation in the new Community Lab School program would be expandedYoungkin made three amendments to HB29 which is known as the caboose bill as it looks back at previous budgets including the current fiscal year. These include a $26.5 million increase in revenue for FY22 and a $15 million for site preparation work in Richmond in an account called the Property Analytics Firm Infrastructure Fund. VDACS to expand Spotted Lanternfly quarantine to Charlottesville areaThe state entity that oversees management of invasive species will expand a quarantine on the movement of certain products to help slow the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. The Virginia Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services has sent a letter to localities including Albemarle and Charlottesville notifying them of the new rules. “The Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine requires a permit to ensure that businesses are taking steps to guarantee regulated articles are free from spotted lanternfly,” reads a June 15 letter from David Gianino, the program manager for the Office of Plant Industry Services. “To obtain a spotted lanternfly permit, completion of an online training course is required and businesses must then apply for the permit with VDACS.”According to the letter, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on “grapes, peaches, apples, maples, walnuts, hops, cucumbers, and basil.” The insect was spotted in Frederick County in January 2018 and a quarantine has been in place there, Clarke County, Warren County, and the city of Winchester. However, surveys conducted by VDACS indicate the bugs have been found in the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Manassas, Staunton, Waynesboro and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Page, Prince William, Rockingham, Rockbridge, Shenandoah, and Wythe. A wide range of materials are regulated including live or dead trees, lumber, vegetation, shipping containers, outdoor construction materials, equipment trucks, recreational vehicles, and more. A complete list is available in that letter. Information on how to get a permit is available on the VDACS website.Albemarle County Supervisors were briefed on the spotted lanternfly back in February, as reported here. Board of Zoning Appeals upholds city zoning in Wawa Officials with Tiger Fuel attempted yesterday to overturn a decision by the city’s zoning administrator that affects the future layout of a proposed Wawa on Fifth Street Extended. This one gets a little technical. “The applicant contends that the prescribed front setback for gas stations in Section 34-931(h) of the zoning ordinance are more lenient than the front setbacks for structures in the Highway Zoning district,” said Genevieve Keller, the chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Keller said that Tiger Fuel believed Zoning Administrator Read Brodhead should have used Section 34-738 instead. Tiger operates a convenience store immediately to the south. The details are way above most people.“It’s a little complicated, I know,” Brodhead said. Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel, tried to simplify the argument.“We are asking you to determine which of the two standards is more restrictive,” Sutton said. “The Highway Commercial regulations or the gas station regulations.” Sutton said the highway commercial zonings should apply, and he said his company has had to work under those rules in the past. Attorney Valerie Long with Williams Mullen represented the property owner, RBD Bent Creek LLC. “Virginia code specifically provides that the Board is to presume that Mr. Brodhead’s determination is correct and that the appellant, Tiger Fuel, has the burden of proof of proving otherwise,” Long said. Long said their scope of review was solely whether Brodhead was correct.“This is not the appropriate venue for a business owner to be attempting to stifle competition from a prospective business owner or property owner,” Long said. Long said the zoning rules for gas stations are written specifically to safely govern such a use, and that Tiger Fuel’s interpretation was not germane. After a public hearing and brief discussion, the BZA voted unanimously to uphold Brodhead’s determination. Albemarle County Service Authority officials: No PFAS in municipal drinking waterOn Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued non-binding health advisories on the presence of certain chemicals that do not break down. Yesterday, the environmental compliance specialist for the Albemarle County Service Authority told that entity’s Board of Directors that the municipal water supply is set up to filter out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. But first, Tim Brown explained there are thousands of different chemical combinations that were created to make products that are water-resistant, heat-resistant, and grease-resistant. “Every chemical is distinct by the fact that the element fluorine is a component of the chemical, and the carbon-fluorine chemical bond is a very very strong one,” Brown said. “What does that mean? It means this chemicals do not break down in the environment.”Brown said health risks include liver failure, hormone imbalances, cancers, and suppression of immune systems.“A lot of nasties in there potentially,” Brown said. The EPA is currently promulgating new regulations to require monitoring and to seek to lower the acceptable level of PFAS compounds to near zero. “It was almost borderline startling information,” Brown said. Brown said the current acceptable standard is around 70 parts per trillion for PFAS and the new regulations could take that down. “Now going down into the fractions of parts per trillion which is in essence at the parts per quadrillion level,” Brown said. Brown said one issue will be that current test equipment may not be able to detect those levels. He said he felt the EPA advisories are intended to signal water producers across the country to take the issue seriously. He said the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority have been testing for PFAS twice a year since 2019. “Eighteen PFAS compounds were tested at all six of our treatment plants, both in the raw water and in the finished or treated water,” Brown said. “There were zero detections.” Brown said the new standards will be announced in September to be effective in the fall of 2023. He said the ACSA and the RWSA will continue to monitor the situation. Second shout-out goes to Camp AlbemarleToday’s second subscriber-supported public service announcement goes out to Camp Albemarle, which has for sixty years been a “wholesome rural, rustic and restful site for youth activities, church groups, civic events and occasional private programs.”Located on 14 acres on the banks of the Moorman’s River near Free Union, Camp Albemarle continues as a legacy of being a Civilian Conservation Corps project that sought to promote the importance of rural activities. Camp Albemarle seeks support for a plan to winterize the Hamner Lodge, a structure built in 1941 by the CCC and used by every 4th and 5th grade student in Charlottesville and Albemarle for the study of ecology for over 20 years. If this campaign is successful, Camp Albemarle could operate year-round. Consider your support by visiting campalbemarleva.org/donate. Brackney sues the city of Charlottesville, other partiesFormer Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney has filed a lawsuit in federal court against multiple parties alleging that, among other things, the city of Charlottesville acted unlawfully when former City Manager Chip Boyles fired her last September 1. She’s seeking ten million dollar in damages. (read the suit and its exhibits)In addition to Boyles, Brackney’s complaint in the Western District of Virginia also includes: former city Communications Director Brian Wheeler; city attorney Lisa Robertson; acting police chief Latroy “Tito” Durrette; former assistant police chief James Mooney; current Councilors Sena Magill and Lloyd Snook, former Councilor Heather Hill, and former Police Civilian Review Board chair Bellamy Brown. She also named Mike Wells of the Police Benevolent Association as a defendant. The suit builds on a claim filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission soon after she was fired by Boyles. In a series of facts, the complaint seeks to establish that Brackney was hired in June 2018 to “bring empathy, community-oriented training, and years of law enforcement methodology to the table” following distrust after two specific incidents in the summer of 2017. “As Chief of Police, Dr. Brackney’s priority was to stabilize [Charlottesville Police Department] by building rapport with its employees, whilst simultaneously empowering them to challenge their personal assumptions, regarding policing in the 21st Century,” reads paragraph 31. As part of that work, Brackney collected data on all divisions of the Police Department and according to the complaint concluded that members of several of them including the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were not up to the task. “Assignments were not based on strengths, but decades-old, archaic practices such as nepotism, favoritism, genderism, and racism,” reads paragraph 36. The complaint describes Brackney’s attempts to reform, such as converting four positions to civilians rather than sworn in officers. One of these was the public information officer. More trainings sessions were to be held, as well as taking minutes at department meetings.“These actions angered those who resented having a Black female at the helm of a police department, particularly one in the South with a conservative undercurrent,” reads paragraph 47. On June 3, 2021, Brackney received an email and video from a community member claiming police conduct by a specific officer and she took action on the complaint. That action included dismantling the SWAT team and firing or suspending officers she found to be involved through a subsequent investigation. In paragraph 61, the complaint states that Bellamy Brown and Mike Wells in early August put together a survey for Charlottesville police officers that Brackney claims was “intentionally negatively worded and targeting Plaintiff as a result of the investigation and disciplinary actions described above.” Paragraph 66 alleges a conspiracy between Brown, Hill, Wells, Snook, Boyles, Mooney and Magill to out Brackney as chief. The next one states that Boyles expressed confidence in Brackney’s leadership on August 26, 2021, as evidenced in a secret audio recording she made of their meeting. Brackney was fired on September 1 and paragraph 76 of the complaint quotes Boyle’s September 3 press release in the first of many iterations used to advance her complaint. “In order to dismantle systemic racism and eliminate police violence and misconduct in Charlottesville, we need a leader who is not only knowledgeable in that work, but is also effective in building collaborative relationships with the community, the department, and the team at City Hall… and [w]hile very good work and progress has been made, I ultimately decided new leadership was required to continue the City’s progress towards building a new climate and culture within the department,” Boyles wrote. The complaint continues to list specific incidents that Brackney considers libel. Paragraph 89 accuses Roberston and Boyles of falsifying documents, and offers that Brackney has secret recordings. Brackney seeks a trial by jury for all of the counts, including one alleging “tortious interference with employment contract.” Another claims unlawful retaliation and another claims that Brackney acted as a whistleblower and another alleges defamation and another claiming business conspiracy that involves Wells, Brown, and the named City Councilors. Support the program!There’s a lot of information in this installment of this program, which is the 397th edition of the program. About a quarter of you are paying something to help keep Town Crier Productions in business. I have never been a very good salesperson, and won’t overly pitch. But, if you are benefiting from this newsletter and the information in it, please consider some form of support. I am not a nonprofit organization and most of my time is spent in putting the newsletter together, which includes producing the podcast. 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The three candidates for lieutenant governor, Ana María Archila, Diana Reyna and Antonio Delgado, met for the first and only Democratic primary debate on Spectrum News. NY1's Zack Fink, Courtney Gross and Juan Manuel Benítez share their impressions of the showdown and take a look at who may have scored the most points with viewers. Additionally, prior to the upcoming Republican debate on NY1, the team looks into the GOP candidates for governor, and how that race may play out in the weeks ahead. We want to hear from you, especially what you think about the upcoming primaries. Leave a message: 212-379-3440 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO: The man shot and killed Tuesday outside a home near downtown Woodstock had showed up to support a woman in a dispute with her adult son over money; The Vermont College of Fine Arts will stop hosting students on campus next year and is considering selling or leasing all but one of its 11 buildings; Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced this week that the city will now celebrate Juneteenth as an official holiday.
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chuck Robb, Virginia's 64th governor from 1982 to 1986 and U.S. senator from 1989–to 2001. Governor Chuck Robb is also the author of In the Arena: A Memoir of Love War and Politics. In the conversation, Governor Chuck Robb shares his story of joining the Marines, being assigned to the White House, serving in Vietnam, and marrying President Lyndon Baines Johnson's daughter, Linda Bird Johnson. Chuck Robb also talked about his leadership journey in public service as Lieutenant Governor, Governor, and a U.S. Senator representing the Commonwealth of Virginia and being appointed as co-chair of The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission by President Bush. Finally, Senator Robb talks about how the best leaders approach leadership and their impact.Some highlights:-Chuck Robb's formative years in the Marines and being in the White House as a military social aid-On being a good leader and how to get the respect of people that you are working with-Chuck Robb recalls meeting, getting engaged, and then marrying President Johnson's daughter Linda -Why Chuck Robb asked to serve in combat in Vietnam-Going back to law school and what drove Chuck Robb to start his career in politics-Why Governor Chuck Robb didn't run for President-Senator Chuck Robb, on his vote against the Defense of Marriage Act-The appointment by President Bush to co-chair the Weapons of Mass Destruction CommissionMentioned:In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics on AmazonSenator Chuck Robb's speech on the Democratic National Convention Day Senator Chuck Robb's (D-VA) speech on the Defense of Marriage Act (September 1996)Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:https://mahantavakoli.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/ More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: https://www.partneringleadership.com/
Today, Nikita sits down with Lieutenant Governor of NC Mark Robinson for another exciting episode of The Man U show. Listen as he tells his humble story from growing up in a family of 10 children to God's path in the political world.
Hawaii lieutenant governor candidate Sylvia Luke joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today and answered viewer questions. This series shines a spotlight on issues affecting the Hawaiian Islands.
In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Politically Georgia podcast, AJC political insiders Greg Bluestein and Patricia Murphy recap the Republican runoff debates in Georgia's 10th, 6th, and 2nd Districts and the statewide Democrat runoff races for Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State. Plus, our insiders discuss Stacey Abrams' endorsements in some of the down-ticket races and whether those endorsements will prove to be risky moves by the Democratic candidate for governor. Listen and subscribe to our podcast for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher. You can also tell your smart speaker to “play Politically Georgia podcast.”
John Leroux is back, gazing through a stained-glass window into some New Brunswick history. The 6-foot masterpiece was designed as a church memorial to former Lieutenant-Governor and St. Stephen native, Gilbert White Ganong.
Dom Giordano, WPHT host and former teacher, has dedicated much of his daily show toward parents who are taking it into their own hands to push back against school boards that have a negative impact on their children. This has culminated in a weekly podcast on education, Readin', Writin', and Reason, which has allowed wonderful relationships to develop between Giordano, educators, and parents throughout the country who are speaking out against overbearing school boards. First, Clarice Schillinger, recent Lieutenant Governor candidate and founder of Keeping Kids in School PA, tells Giordano about her plans moving forward, to bring Keeping Kids in School to Washington to push for national change. Then, Dom welcomes Congressman Jeff Van Drew in for a Memorial Day check-in to discuss a bill he's proposing to try and strengthen security in schools. First, Dom asks for the Congressman's overall thoughts on the 2nd Amendment, with Van Drew explaining the importance of the right to bear arms and why it's a necessity for the United States of America. Then, Giordano and Van Drew discuss solutions for an epidemic of violence in schools, with Van Drew expressing lament over the amount of money dedicated to foreign affairs rather than keeping kids safe in schools.
Mayann Francis's second children's book just came out. It's called One Summer in Whitney Pier, an illustrated story based on her own childhood in the Cape Breton community. The former lieutenant-governor shares her inspiration behind her book and some of the stories it includes.
Virginia's Lieutenant Governor joins Joe fresh from presiding over the Virginia Senate's vote to submit the budget compromise to Governor Youngkin. She also get's into the things we need to do to grapple with the violence problem in our communities. (No, we didn't write 'gun' there intentionally) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Full Hour | In today's final hour, Dom Giordano continues a conversation he last hour about student loan forgiveness, asking listeners for what they picture when they think of those who have high loan debt. Giordano takes calls from listeners offering their opinion on student loan debt, with many agreeing with Dom that it is not a responsibility to pay for the mistakes of others. Then, Giordano, after playing Dom's Money Melody, reflects on a Philadelphia failure back in 1985 centered on a Beach Boys concert. Then, Clarice Schillinger, former candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania and founder of the Keeping Kids in School PAC, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss multiple topics, including the vote counting in Pennsylvania and school safety. First, Giordano and Schillinger discuss the remarkably slow voting system in Philadelphia, with Clarice proudly announcing that just yesterday she was moved from 4th to 3rd place. Clarice expresses her disappointment with the way elections are held in Pennsylvania, telling why outsiders will never be able to compete in Pennsylvania elections. Then, Giordano asks for Clarice to lend her expertise as to why Philadelphia is seeing record lows in enrollment, with Schillinger telling why she believes the 8% loss happened, and the negative impact the rise. (Photo by Getty Images)
Clarice Schillinger, recent Lieutenant Governor candidate and founder of Keeping Kids in School PA, tells Giordano about her plans moving forward, to bring Keeping Kids in School to Washington to push for national change. (Photo by Getty Images)
Then, Clarice Schillinger, former candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania and founder of the Keeping Kids in School PAC, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss multiple topics, including the vote counting in Pennsylvania and school safety. First, Giordano and Schillinger discuss the remarkably slow voting system in Philadelphia, with Clarice proudly announcing that just yesterday she was moved from 4th to 3rd place. Clarice expresses her disappointment with the way elections are held in Pennsylvania, telling why outsiders will never be able to compete in Pennsylvania elections. Then, Giordano asks for Clarice to lend her expertise as to why Philadelphia is seeing record lows in enrollment, with Schillinger telling why she believes the 8% loss happened, and the negative impact the rise. (Photo by Getty Images)
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine: We begin with Gloria Mattera, the Green Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Then, we hear more from the forum after “The Inheritance” screening by Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry. Later on, Dulcinia Diggs speaks with two basketball players about keeping their head in the game. After that, we get a update from the Our Soil project. Finally, Troy Prep student Rakiah speaks with with her American history teacher about storytelling.
Former Governor Cuomo and the state Democrats have passed laws to prevent independent third party candidates from running for statewide office, among the hardest ballot access laws in the world. Still, the Green Party is mounting a challenge. We talk with public health care worker Gloria Mattera, the Green Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
On this episode I chatted with Governor Bill Anoatubby. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2004 and a fun fact. When Governor Anoatubby took office in 1987, the Chickasaw Nation included 250 employees and an $11 million operating budget. Twenty years later the tribe included nearly 4,500 employees and an annual budget approaching $300 million. Governor Bill Anoatubby grew up in Tishomingo where he attended Tishomingo High School, playing on the football team and graduating in 1964. He attended Murray State College and graduated from East Central State College (now East Central University) in 1972 before serving in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He began working for the Chickasaw Nation as director of tribal health services in 1975, becoming Lieutenant Governor in 1979 and Governor in 1987. Anoatubby has been instrumental in the development of numerous businesses owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation and under his leadership the tribe was the first to successfully compact for its own health system. Anoatubby became a member and leader of the inter-tribal council of the Five Civilized Tribes since 1978, remaining active in a wide range of organizations including the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Interior, Leadership Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. He is also the longtime chairman of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority. For more information on the Chickasaw Nation go to: https://chickasaw.net This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com or follow them on instagram for daily updates www.instagram.com./oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma
Burt Jones has declared victory in the GOP primary for Lieutenant Governor, but his opponent Butch Miller isn't ready to concede. #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - - The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County. Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline Register Here for your essential digital news. Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here. This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group For more information be sure to visit https://www.bgpodcastnetwork.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We discuss what is happening on the ground in battleground states ahead of the 2022 elections. Our guests are: Jake Evans, Y.G. Nyghtstorm, Jake Bequette, Lindy Blanchard, Vernon Jones, Jeanne Seaver Stay ahead of the censors - Join us warroom.org/join Aired On: 5/23/2022 Watch: On the Web: http://www.warroom.org On Podcast: http://warroom.ctcin.bio On TV: PlutoTV Channel 240, Dish Channel 219, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV or on https://AmericasVoice.news. #news #politics #realnews
Returning to the program today is Tim McMaster, Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania! "It's really good to be out front and center with the local people. And as they say, 'all politics is local'. And I truly believe that, because every issue that we face on the local issue, if you just expand that out, essentially, that's on the state level on the national level as well, with some exceptions. But overall, people are concerned about the same things - how they're going to feed their kids, you know, are they going to raise their kids properly? How are they going to educate their kids? Are they going to have anything to leave their kids? Is it gonna be all taken from your property taxes or some other kind of government extortion program? Those are really the top-of-mind things that I've really been focusing on." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clarice Schillinger, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program on Election Day to tell us how her busy day has been. First, Giordano asks for Clarice to gauge voters, asking whether she believes the Lieutenant Governor race is more about the issues, or if there's more weight placed on who works better with the gubernatorial candidate. Then, Clarice takes us through her campaign, telling what she's learned about the people of Pennsylvania and what she hopes to accomplish if elected to office. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Full Hour | Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by celebrating the big day that we've been waiting for, Election Day! Today, Pennsylvanians all over the State head to the polls to cast their votes for their Republican and Democrat favorites. John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro seem like the sure bets for the Democratic bid for Senator and Governor respectively, but the Republican side of things continues to be highly contested between multiple solid candidates. Giordano spends the first half hour running through the Republican contenders, offering his opinion on who he believes has the highest chances in a general election. Then, Clarice Schillinger, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program on Election Day to tell us how her busy day has been. First, Giordano asks for Clarice to gauge voters, asking whether she believes the Lieutenant Governor race is more about the issues, or if there's more weight placed on who works better with the gubernatorial candidate. Then, Clarice takes us through her campaign, telling what she's learned about the people of Pennsylvania and what she hopes to accomplish if elected to office.
Candidate for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania Clarice Schillinger joined Rich to discuss to role of the Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania and how her campaign is fighting to ensure a promising future for Pennsylvania's youth by getting parents back in the classroom and in charge of their children's education.
6:02-NEWS 6:10-Cost and supply of baby formula is at a crisis level 6:40-Republican voter turnout is expected to be higher now amid the Supreme Court leak regarding Roe v. Wade 6:45-A big announcement on the Zeoli Show! 7:01-NEWS 7:10-The third candidate for Senator of Pennsylvania that is catching attention for Republicans 7:32-The #MeToo movement amid the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial 7:43-Depp could lose the trial but win back Hollywood 7:45-CUT SHEET | criminal defense attorney Sara Azari doesn't believe Amber Heard's testimony is truthful | Joe Biden reminisces about eating lunch with segregationists | 8:02-Could a loss of a Trump-endorsed candidate be a repudiation of former President Trump 8:10-Elizabeth Warren confronted about forgiving student loans for people who already paid it off 8:15-Bill Mahr and Paul Begala mock Warren's plan to forgive or cancel student loans as a way to piss off the working class 8:23-NEWS 8:35-Candidate for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania Clarice Schillinger joined Rich to discuss to role of the Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania 9:01-NEWS 9:10-The ultimate nap is only 10-20 minutes 9:14-How many friends does the average person really need?. 9:18-Dave Chappelle is not happy the LA Sheriff is not pressing federal charges against attacker 9:25-Elon Musk's plan to quintuple Twitter's revenue 9:43- CUT SHEET | Bernie Sanders slam Amazon for attempts to prevent workers unionizing | Speaker Pelosi pushes back on Governor Newsom's comments on Democrats going "missing" over abortion rights | Jen Psaki defends the ethical questions surrounding her move to MSNBC | 9:55-Final Thoughts Photo: Getty Images
Zeoli Show Hour 3: In the third hour of the Zeoli Show, Rich discussed Senator Elizabeth Warren being confronted over students who have already paid off their student loans and are not being included in the "reimbursement" plan to cancel student loan debt. 8:02-Could a loss of a Trump-endorsed candidate be a repudiation of former President Trump 8:10-Elizabeth Warren confronted about forgiving student loans for people who already paid it off 8:15-Bill Mahr and Paul Begala mock Warren's plan to forgive or cancel student loans as a way to piss off the working class 8:23-NEWS 8:35-Candidate for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania Clarice Schillinger joined Rich to discuss to role of the Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania Photo by; Chip Somodevilla / Staff
Friday on the Stew Peters Show, Steve Daniels from the Patriot Party in Arizona discusses election integrity bills that are failing to pass due to corrupt Republican leadership. Go to StopTheRINOs.com and click subscribe for update: http://www.stoptherinos.com/ Preston Parra warns about a deep state plot to remove America First candidates from ballots nationwide, and he knows its real, because it was used against him in Georgia. Dr. Jane Ruby brings light to Moderna's plans to vaccinate infants as young as 6-months old! Stew shares an exclusive report about Rolling Stone magazine being implicated in the "SWATTING" attempted murder of Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. candidate Teddy Daniels. State police are investigating! Donate to Teddy Daniel's campaign for Lieutenant Governor now and enter to win a free AR-15. https://teddydanielspa.com/teddy15/ Georgia Guidestones a Place of Human Sacrifice? Photos Surface of Blood on GA Guidestones And, Watch the Water filmmaker Nicholas Stumphauzer discusses the underlying truth behind the Georgia Guidestones, and the New World Order agenda. Don't miss a moment of Friday's edition of the Stew Peters Show, live on StewPeters.com Get Dr. Zelenko's Anti-Shedding Treatment, NOW AVAILABLE FOR KIDS: http://zStackProtocol.com Go Ad-Free, Get Exclusive Content, Become a Premium user: https://redvoicemedia.com/premium Follow Stew on Gab: https://gab.com/RealStewPeters See all of Stew's content at https://StewPeters.TV Watch full episodes here: https://redvoicemedia.net/stew-full-shows Check out Stew's store: http://StewPeters.shop Support our efforts to keep truth alive: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/support-red-voice-media/