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On today's week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Executive Director of The Urbanist, Doug Trumm. They start by looking at research that shows Seattle is continuing to grow faster than the suburbs around it. Next, they discuss the future of a Tukwila ballot initiative to raise the city's minimum wage. In policing news, Crystal and Doug examine the troubling future of funding for non-police public safety and crime prevention programs in Seattle, and how despite the documented success of those programs, the city seems to dismiss their impact. After that, Doug explains what the city's Comprehensive Plan is, covers why it's important, and breaks down the various proposals for the plan. Finally, they end the show discussing the State Rep. Position 1 race in Seattle's 46th LD and how it reflects current debates we're having across the state. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Doug Trumm, at @dmtrumm. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com. Resources “Outpacing Suburbs, Seattle Grows 20,100 in One Year in Latest Population Estimate” by Doug Trumm from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2022/06/30/outpacing-suburbs-seattle-grows-20100-in-one-year/ “Initiative for higher minimum wage in Tukwila qualifies for November ballot” by Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/initiative-for-higher-minimum-wage-in-tukwila-qualifies-for-november-ballot/ Raise the Wage Tukwila: https://www.raisethewagetukwila.org/ “Seattle Might Soon Defund a Promising Police Alternative” by Will Casey from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/news/2022/06/23/75477450/seattle-might-soon-defund-a-promising-police-alternative “When Will Seattle Get Police Alternatives?” by Will Casey from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/news/2022/06/28/75720496/when-will-seattle-get-police-alternatives “Seattle Reveals Rezoning Concepts and Invites Scoping Comments for Big 2024 Update” by Doug Trumm from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2022/06/23/seattle-reveals-rezoning-concepts-and-invites-scoping-comments-for-big-2024-update/ “Far-Right Freaks Could Force Washington to Act Fast to Protect Abortion” by Will Casey from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/news/2022/06/30/75818300/far-right-freaks-could-force-washington-to-act-fast-to-protect-abortion Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in our State through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced on the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week with a cohost. Welcome back to the program today's co-host, Executive Director of The Urbanist, Doug Trumm. [00:00:49] Doug Trumm: Hi Crystal. Thanks for having me - I'm really excited - there's so much happening right now to talk about. [00:00:53] Crystal Fincher: I know - we've got a full slate of things to talk about. Starting from the top is news that you covered in The Urbanist this week - in that Seattle's growing a lot faster than its suburbs once again. What's going on here? [00:01:10] Doug Trumm: Yeah, the Office of Financial Management at the State released their April estimates and Seattle was up a little over 20,000 residents, which was by far and away the biggest gain across the state. All of King County was up about 30,000. So Seattle is again back to taking the lion's share of the county's growth and was also growing faster than Pierce and Snohomish County, so it just dispels that notion that Seattle is in decline, or is dying, or that the suburbs are certainly the place to be. [00:01:47] Crystal Fincher: That's always so interesting - we've talked about that narrative a lot on this program and candidates who've run talking about "Seattle is Dying" - that whole thing - have never caught on. They've usually topped out at about 15% of the vote in Seattle elections, but there's been a lot of effort put into that narrative and one of the things about a narrative - if someone can walk outside and see that that's not the case, it doesn't quite gain the traction that people would hope. So people in Seattle basically have mocked that the entire time. However, that narrative has caught hold in the suburbs for people who actually don't live in Seattle, visit Seattle, know many people in Seattle - they just take that on faith - it's what they see, have seen on TV, or have heard people mention, or as they're browsing Facebook with all the other stuff on there. They see that and - oh, it's a chaos city, it's burning to the ground, my goodness. And couldn't be further from the truth. Obviously people there keep saying that, and the numbers of people attracted to the City continue to steadily grow. It's just one of those really interesting things where there is a very intentional political narrative that's laughable inside the City, but because it's just been so pervasive and the people have been persistent talking about it, it takes hold outside of it. [00:03:21] Doug Trumm: Yeah, and sometimes the narrative can be destiny, but that doesn't seem to be the case here, where you'd think this produced narrative of Seattle just being chaotic would eventually lead to people moving to the suburbs. But that's not in the numbers - Bellevue posted like 1,300 population gain compared to Seattle's 20,000. And there are a couple standouts, like Shoreline and Redmond are growing at a relatively fast rate, but most of the suburbs are just growing very slowly. So all this talk of people wanting to ride out the pandemic out in bucolic setting or in a suburb is maybe starting to reverse, and I think some of the numbers obviously is also reflecting the fact that students are back on campus. So places like Bellingham saw a big jump as well. [00:04:11] Crystal Fincher: Also another - exciting news this week - the initiative for a higher minimum wage in Tukwila, Raise the Wage Tukwila, qualified for the November ballot. This is really exciting. Have you been following this? [00:04:25] Doug Trumm: Yeah, this has been really cool - Southcenter being in Tukwila - that's a lot of jobs, it's huge job center for south King County - and they qualified with a really healthy cushion. So it looks pretty certain that that's going on the ballot and, I think, in our state, once something like that is on the ballot, usually it passes. So hopeful sign, hopefully good - will be a solid raise for workers if it passes and with the mall being the driving employment center in the area, there are a lot low-wage workers. [00:05:01] Crystal Fincher: Lot of retail, lots of service - yeah, definitely a lot of lower wage workers. And one of the issues there is surrounding cities have raised their wage - starting with SeaTac, which was the first in the country to go for a $15 minimum wage. And other surrounding cities have also raised the minimum wage. And one of the biggest, as you talk about, job centers in that entire area has been left behind. So even though Tukwila has to adhere to the state's minimum wage, which is currently $14.49/hour, they're comparing with minimum wage at $17.54/hour in SeaTac, Seattle is $17.27/hour for most workers. So just the geography is the differentiation here, and especially with the higher percentage of those low-wage workers, this is really meaningful. These initiatives have won, but they've won with a lot of work in the campaign and door-knocking and calls with neighbors. So this is one where it's absolutely winnable, but it's gonna take people getting involved, volunteering - this has largely been a volunteer effort - the Transit Riders Union has been a big part of this and in conjunction with people, business owners, community leaders from within Tukwila. So very exciting, but definitely a point to get engaged in this issue - if this is something that's interesting to you, we are linking the information in our episode notes. This was also covered this week by Daniel Beekman in The Times - just always exciting to see a community-led effort successfully gather enough signatures to get on the ballot. So very, very good - congratulations for the qualification and looking forward to seeing how that initiative proceeds throughout this campaign. [00:07:02] Doug Trumm: Yeah, great work to Transit Riders Union - I'm a member over there, but the leadership team there is just really great - Katie Wilson and all the organizers over there. [00:07:10] Crystal Fincher: Really, really great. In less great news, I would say, Will Casey from The Stranger, who's been writing some great articles for The Stranger, wrote this week that Seattle might - the defund and movement in Seattle is going along just fine, except it's not the one that everybody keeps trying to complain about. It looks like the City might actually be defunding a really promising alternative response to armed police. What's the deal here? [00:07:43] Doug Trumm: Yeah, this one's a head scratcher to me - just having tried to cover police as well for the past few years - whenever you're talking about police alternatives, everyone brings up JustCARE - it's almost like a rule. So you would think with everyone name-dropping JustCARE, that they would be ready to fund JustCARE. But it doesn't really seem like that's necessarily the case. And then, the successful program that JustCARE has helped stand up - that offers a police alternative so that when some of these motels and hotels that have been converted to serve homeless folks if there's an incident - canceling this program would just force more calls to the police, more emergency room visits, more things that are really expensive. If we're looking at brass tacks to the City - so if you do a broader accounting, and a lot of folks who do this kind of work say, you really should be looking holistically at this - you're gonna save this $10 million maybe initially, but you're going to end up paying for it through other ways. So it just seems like someone's - we just have to figure out a way to keep these police alternatives going because $10 million for this program could really go a long way - and the budget is very large for the City and Seattle Police Department's spending far more than that. So if we're serious about funding public safety, I think this is one place to really invest. [00:09:12] Crystal Fincher: Completely agree. And if we're serious about public safety, we start by acknowledging that public safety is bigger than policing. With - crime has increased - there are things that are happening in our community that are scary, that are worrisome - the rates of gun violence. Just the things that we're hearing about gun violence, assault and there are some crazy things going on. And if we are actually serious about solving that problem and reducing crime, we can't just focus on the responses after crimes have been committed, the response after people have been victimized. The most powerful way to keep people safe is to keep them from being victimized in the first place - certainly I've talked about this before, we've talked about - lots of people have talked about this before. And we talk about alternatives to policing or really just - hey, we're working on preventing problems and victimization and intervening in things before it gets to the point where it's hurting anyone else. So JustCARE and a local public safety firm called We Deliver Care has been protecting outreach workers who serve people experiencing homelessness - so as they're doing outreach, they're also involved in that. They've been providing de-escalation services for people in crisis, and they've been doing it without the involvement of a uniformed cop. And this is what so many people are talking about - hey, police don't have the tools to, and were never intended to be people who respond to someone in crisis - mental health crisis - and are actually able to do something about that crisis and get that person into a situation where they need help. JustCARE and We Deliver Care are doing that. And we had a conversation with Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell on this program where they talked about - hey, we're doing a review and analysis of our partner organizations who are doing alternative responses. And we just wanna make sure that they're effective, we wanna make sure that we're getting the results of the money that we're investing. I did make the comment that - I would love to use that kind of analysis across the board, including with the police department and all of our public safety stuff. But the University of Washington actually conducted a study of JustCARE that included findings about the work that We Deliver Care does - their analysis showed a 39% reduction in 911 calls in the neighborhoods where they operate, a 12% reduction in 911 calls from the hotels where the programs provide shelter. The police department would be celebrating and calling a press conference, I'm sure Mayor Harrell would be celebrating and praising these numbers. So one, this is absolutely a success. If there was a small pilot program - that where they are operating, they're getting these kinds of concerns - a nearly 40% reduction in 911 calls where they are, meaningful reductions in crime and people being victimized and people being worried and anxious and concerned, and unsafe being able to handle crisis situations. This is what we need. This is keeping people safe. We have data showing this is keeping people safe, and this is gonna wind up on the chopping block, while we're increasing funding in other areas that certainly are not getting these kinds of results. It's just, it's really confusing. And it just seems if you're making this move, are you actually serious about keeping people safe, or are you invested in a particular method of, or a strategy - that maybe there's investment or a payoff in continuing that strategy, but it's not anything related to actual public safety. Just really confusing. [00:13:14] Doug Trumm: Yeah, and are we only going to put our data on public safety through the prism of SPD? Because it doesn't seem like they're really, truly open to looking at these alternatives. [00:13:26] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, I know they're talking about establishing a Department of Public Safety - certainly did seem like some of the defunding effort of these community prevention and intervention programs may - that funding may disappear in order to stand up this Department of Public Safety. But whether internally or externally, it seems like the point is - do what it takes to keep people safe, do what it takes to make people safer, do what it takes to reduce the calls we - they keep talking about cops are overloaded and not able to respond to 911 calls - well, what would a 40% reduction in them do? This is what this program is accomplishing - seems like that might right-size things according to their calculations and help balance things, so maybe they could stop ignoring sexual assaults and actually start investigating them again. Just it is - this seems to fly in the face of everything that the public is demanding, everything that they say that they are standing for, and it's just not coming. How do you stop a program that's getting those kinds of results, and then move the money to somewhere that is not? Either we care about keeping people safe or we don't. People are scared and anxious and they want solutions - hiring more police officers is not even something that will - those police officers won't land on the ground until later this year, or next year - that's not a plan for keeping people safe today, and people are demanding a plan to make their streets safer right now. I just don't understand what they're doing. [00:15:02] Doug Trumm: Yeah, and one thing I'll say really quickly is - as a policy nerd, one really cool thing about the program design is the fact that We Deliver Care is hiring largely from folks who are formerly incarcerated or formerly homeless - you're creating a virtuous cycle there where people get meaningful and gainful employment and it interrupts that cycle of poverty. So it just seems like a really, just a really solid program that we shouldn't be pulling the plug on so abruptly. [00:15:30] Crystal Fincher: That's a really good point - and really those are subject matter experts. Few people are better poised to be able to understand, connect with, and really help - with appropriate and meaningful help, and not something that people who've never been in that situation feel is best for that community or that group of people - but people who have been through it, who understand a lot of the challenges and ways that other folks don't. And so they can be more effective a lot of times in identifying and connecting people to help. I hope we see an increase and a further investment in that program and not a decreased one. And if you feel the same, it would certainly be very, very good to talk to your City Council people and to let, most of all, Mayor Harrell and his office know that we want to be investing in things that work and not defunding them. Also this week, scoping for the Comp Plan update is underway - you've been covering this in The Urbanist - what's going on? [00:16:38] Doug Trumm: Oh, so much - a lot of different advocates and organizations are really spinning their wheels right now trying to get geared up for this, because it's a month long - currently announced as a month-long - scoping period to determine what are the options, what's on the menu for our big Comprehensive Plan update in 2024, which is - [00:17:02] Crystal Fincher: I'm gonna jump in and pause right here, just to ask you - a lot of people are not familiar with - okay, Comprehensive Plan? What's its purpose? Why does comprehensive planning happen and what does it accomplish? [00:17:14] Doug Trumm: Yeah, the Comprehensive Plan - it's both kind of opaque and esoteric, but also it's sort of like the Super Bowl of planning. And you certainly can do things between the major Comp Plan updates, but this is when the big zoning changes, the big land use changes, and also the big changes in the related plans - like the Transportation plans and even Parks plans, everything - they try to line everything and get everything, hopefully in harmony, more or less. And there's a lot of debate about - that's really the case - but this happens. Now with the recent reform at the state level, every 10 years - you have to do a major update to your Comp Plan. And every 5 years, there's a minor update. Now if you really get a fire under someone, you can do major zoning changes in between them - and sometimes it's like a station area plan - if you're getting a new bus rapid transit or a new light rail station. So you can do stuff in between, but it's rare and you have to have the staff time to dedicate to it. So really there's a lot of pressure on this 2024 Comp Plan update to be ambitious, to really try to do as much as we can because worst case scenario, we're not gonna get another opportunity to do something really big until the next major update, which is a full decade later. And this has really gotten the attention of climate advocates, which we would include us at The Urbanist as those, that - okay, well, the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is saying, okay, we need to do a lot of concerted climate action now because if you don't do anything by 2030, our options just get considerably less. If we're not lowering emissions immediately, our pathways just get worse and worse. So land use is the forgotten aspect of climate change for many policy makers, 'cause it's a hard thing to deal with, but it really is crucial to actually decarbonizing our economy and our society. So not to put a ton of pressure on this, but it is a huge moment and a good chance to do climate action through land use, and also through - to connect the Transportation Plan. [00:19:42] Crystal Fincher: So as they're talking about this plan, they're looking at some different - conceptual alternatives. They've laid out some - and some look more promising than others - what's on the lineup? [00:19:55] Doug Trumm: So, there's five alternatives currently. And one of them by default is no change alternative - they use as a baseline. So that's Alternative 1. Then there's also an alternative, that is called the focus alternative. I think that's alternative to - apologies if I get this order a little bit off - and the focus alternative uses the concept of urban nodes, so it's sort of like urban villages, but they'd be adding these nodes in between urban villages and other business districts, or existing grandfathered-in areas of multi-family and some commercial. And they'd be adding these sort of urban village-esque aspects - and urban village is just the City's term of art for - it's an urban neighborhood, but because it's Seattle, we have to throw in village to make it feel a little neighborhoody and quaint. But it's basically continued the urban village idea and then, I guess, the implication then is we wouldn't be doing a lot outside of those nodes. So it'd sort of be a truce on single-family zoning outside of those. [00:21:03] Crystal Fincher: So basically any growth will be happening in these concentrated areas, any absorption of density, increase of density is limited to these new nodes. But most areas outside of that are still going to be high-cost detached homes. [00:21:20] Doug Trumm: Exactly, and I think you would basically be going along roughly the same in the existing urban villages, potentially with some expansions, which would be nice in some areas where some of the urban villages are very skinny and gerrymandered. And then there's Alternative 3, which is sort of the opposite approach - which is taking these Neighborhood Residentials, which the city's calling single-family zones now - it's taking these Neighborhood Residential zones and it's adding some missing middle types. And so far the types that OPCD, the Office of Planning and Community Development - it's the City agency tasked with this plan - so far, the types that they're listing are triplexes and fourplexes and that type of - it's on the low end. And so one thing advocates can do, who are looking for more than that - in the State bill, they contemplate sixplexes - is asking for sixplexes, maybe rowhouses, stack flats - more of those denser but still missing middle types that fit it very well into single-family neighborhoods or Neighborhood Residential, if you will. And so that's Alternative 3 - it's looking primarily outside of the urban villages, not necessarily only focus - it would be broad sections of single-family zoning, or you could just redefine single-family zoning to be that fourplex or sixplex zoning, or something like that. Because this is a scoping phase, none of that's really decided - it's just setting the menu, like how much would OPCD actually study - because what they actually put into the draft is what we then can actually order. You can't order something that hasn't had some of that underlying work, like the environmental impact analysis, because then you get sued and you'll lose. And you will get sued probably anyways. But we can move on to Alternative 4 now, which is called - I think a corridor approach, or transit corridors, I forget their shorthand name - but it would do more just along transit corridors and they didn't exactly say how wide of a band. So that would be one thing to give feedback on is - if we were to only focus on transit corridors and there's some arguments against that, which we could get into later, but that would be where you focus zoning change. Are we going a quarter mile from the stops, are we going a half mile, are we going only less than that? And if you're going only in a very narrow band, that's when those criticisms really creep in - because many of our transit quarters in this City are along busy, polluted, congested arterials, where you're not really gonna want your kid to be playing outside, you're not really gonna necessarily be breathing that air if you face out into that street. So, I think one concept that advocates are really bringing into this study is we need to be putting housing where people wanna live and it can't only be in the space leftover that single-family homeowners don't want. It also has to be places that are livable. [00:24:49] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it has to be everywhere - otherwise we're just redlining by another name, really. It's really interesting - and this is, this is wonky, totally wonky - but as a former planning commissioner myself, it really is the skeleton of a community. This is the thing that the determines the composition of how the community can grow, can evolve, can look, who's going to be there, who's not going to be there, who we're gonna include, how we can be responsive and resilient against climate change. It's - everything about how a city develops is really dictated by this footprint that's established that says - this is what is allowed here, this is what can go here, this is what we wanna encourage in these areas and what we don't, this is what is included and straight up outlawed. This is how we're going to enable this community to become walkable - that this can build that 15-minute city where everything is within walking distance - everyone's basic needs. So this is basically determining what Seattle's gonna look like in - 20 years from now - is based on the decisions that we make today. And if you think about what Seattle - I'm old, so I remember what Seattle was like 20 years ago - maybe people listening here may have moved here, maybe a lot younger, but it looks a lot different now than it did 20 years ago. And the planning process is what basically started the ball rolling on all of this. So if we think about the conversations that we're having today and what we're looking at in the City right now and saying - this is what we like and this is what we don't like, and this is what we wanna see, or don't see - then engage in this process because this is what will determine Seattle in 2042, and the Seattle that our kids and grandkids live in, or not able to live in - the decisions now determine that. [00:27:06] Doug Trumm: And it has a big impact on affordability and what housing options and prices are out there. And we did save the best of the bunch proposed so far for last - the concept, Alternative 5 is the combined approach. So basically it sounds like you would stack those three approaches, just described, on top of each other - which makes sense, because like you said, some of these Neighborhood Residential zones - they're attractive places to live, but good luck if you don't have a million dollars sitting around. So it would add more housing options there, which helps folks age in place, while also still doing that stuff around the nodes and around the transit corridors - to focus even more potentially multi-family development or just more options in those areas where they're well served by services and transit. So, of the ones proposed, 5 looks promising, it looks like it would be a huge upgrade. And there's also some talk of there being an Alternative 6 that advocates are - do we need an alternative that sort of even goes beyond the concepts proposed so far? And I haven't seen exactly what Alternative 6 would be, but obviously if it's something even better, then that's definitely something worthy of discussion. [00:28:28] Crystal Fincher: Well, we will keep an eye on that - certainly we hope you will keep an eye on that and engage, and at least conceptually make your voice known that - I think my perspective, a lot of people's perspective is - yeah, we don't want to constrain where people have the choice to live. People should be able to live in desirable, healthy, attractive, enticing neighborhoods. And we shouldn't reserve that for the most wealthy residents who can buy into them - those should be accessible to all of us. Another thing this week, I guess leading into that, it is lots of conversations about the City we wanna see - as we were just talking about - and a race in Seattle for the Legislature that really is talking a lot about the kind of Seattle we wanna see. And that's the one between Gerry Pollet and Hadeel Jeanne in the 46th legislative district. What have you seen in this race? [00:29:29] Doug Trumm: Yeah, this has been a really interesting race - so far this year, there haven't - well, and the deadlines passed, so we see what the field is - there haven't been a lot of progressive challenges of incumbents, like we saw two years ago with a lot of incumbents having to defend the record, which is I think a healthy thing for democracy rather than people just going unopposed for decades at a time. But the exception to this is this Gerry Pollet race where he's been there a good amount of time - he's also has a very important chair, which he's Chair of the House Government Committee - Local Government Committee - which is where many of these zoning bills have to go through. And he disputes this sometimes, but I think the record speaks for itself - we just haven't been able to get a zoning bill through his committee and he always has massive changes to bills, it seems like - rewriting bills like he did to Jessica Bateman's bill which was the big missing middle reform that we've covered in previous shows, I'm sure, and on The Urbanist. That was going to have that fourplex zoning, potentially sixplex zoning in an earlier draft, before - relatedly - Gerry Pollet voted to amend that. So in other words, he's been an obstacle to that kind of reform. And he represents, now, North Seattle - he used to have Lake Forest Park and kinda more in farther north. But now it's just North Seattle and Northeast Seattle. And I think he's a bit outta step with his district because these are places where people are really concerned about housing affordability, where the idea of a fourplex isn't that scary necessarily - and it's something that he hasn't furthered in his time as a legislator. So he's getting a challenge from someone who's specifically saying - this is a reason why I'm running. We got a chance to interview Hadeel and she's clearly passionate about this issue, she clearly knows a lot about this issue, she's clearly approaching this race from a - much more of a sense of urgency around both climate and housing affordability, and not just doing the things the way we've always done 'em. The Urbanist's Election Committee is still yet to vote and issue its endorsements, but I would say that it's looking promising for Hadeel and that's just a testament to someone having the bravery and the gumption to run against a long-time incumbent with sort of this institutional backing. [00:32:12] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it really is gonna be interesting to continue to follow these races. I am working in a 46th legislative district race with Melissa Taylor - that's the only candidate race I'm working on, but that does make it really interesting to watch what's happening in these other seats in Seattle and beyond. And housing affordability, which this conversation is directly tied to, is a huge concern in the district. The stories that I hear from the doors from Melissa, who's out there every day, are harrowing. So many people are struggling in so many different ways - even people who - you drive down to see - North Seattle street, right? You see the homes now - the average home price, it's pretty high in Seattle - and people may look comfortable from the outside, but a lot of them are struggling. A lot of people have had to bring in roommates and extra people to live in their homes. Some of them can't fit any more people in and are at the point where if rent goes any higher, if mortgages go any higher, if costs go any higher, they're not going to be able to stay in their home and stay in Seattle. There's so many people dealing with this - even in single-family neighborhoods - where they're saying something has got to give, we're being squeezed to the point where we have nothing left to give - and it's really displacing people from neighborhoods. This is a conversation about who do we want to be able to live in neighborhoods - do we want these neighborhoods to be exclusive places where no one ever is able to move in again, unless you are effectively making half a million dollars a year or more? Or places where young families starting out, people graduating from college, the kids of the people in these homes - are they going to be able to move into this neighborhood and build the kind of life that other people have seen, or not? So it's just really interesting to see the different levels of urgency, as you just talked about, 'cause some people are - we're at this point with a number of things - you talked about with climate, the IPCC report saying - look, we get this right and we start making meaningful, tangible progress by 2030, or we're in for a world of pain and consequences. And we get this housing thing right, and this comprehensive planning process right now, or we're in for a Seattle that just does not reflect anything that we've seen before and that's really a playground for the rich, a very exclusive place. The only accessible places are ones that come with harm attached - with pollution and a lot of the consequences of poorly managed growth. And it's just - this is a time where the urgency is now - we need people to act and not continue to kick the can down the road. [00:35:15] Doug Trumm: Yeah, exactly. And it really speaks to - there's so many legislators who are homeowners and who - many of them are wealthy, and there are not many tenants. And Hadeel would be someone who's bringing a younger tenant perspective to the Legislature at a time when it's really needed. And you would think that legislators who have had that luck - to have bought into the housing market, now have a home that's worth over a million dollars, like Representative Pollet - you would think they would have some sort of empathy or sympathy for folks who are not buying in at the opportune time, who are buying in when the prices of admission is a million dollars. You'd think that they would policy make to try to correct that problem, but it doesn't appear there's that sense of duty or urgency there. [00:36:10] Crystal Fincher: Yeah - different experiences, different things - and when you look at polling, it's really interesting. And one of the things a lot of people have talked about - yeah, young people are feeling different, and younger people are - they have different voting patterns. But "young" is doing really heavy lifting in that sentence because when you look, the dividing line is 45 or 50 years old. This is not young as in college. This is young as in not senior. Everybody is being squeezed and that line keeps on moving up and up and up, which is why we are seeing different people being elected, different challengers gaining strength and momentum, different kinds of policies that weren't in mainstream conversation even five years ago now moving with urgency. 'Cause when you talk about just the community under 50 - that's parents, that's grandparents, that's a whole big swath of people who are feeling this pain and who understand that we can't continue the way we're going, that we're going to have to substantially change something if we want these results that we're seeing to change. Another thing I wanted to talk about this week was another article from Will Casey. And it was about - hey, given these continuing Supreme Court decisions - first and foremost, the Dobbs decision overturning the right to abortion from Roe vs Wade - hey, is anyone gonna call for a special session in Washington to address this? What's in this article? [00:38:02] Doug Trumm: Yeah, that - Will Casey made a really good point there. We've had special sessions for a lot less. The most recent example is, that comes to mind, is the 2013 special session to make a special tax break for Boeing - that was hoping to keep, entice them to keep their jobs in Washington State. And they ended up still moving their corporate campus to Chicago and they've moved also some of their production to the South and other locations in the country. So, we did it for that. But we're not doing it for fundamental rights that speak to the - both the physical and economic security of our population and people who really are scared right now because the Supreme Court really upended what we thought was sort of settled. And obviously we saw this coming for many years, and even if Democratic establishment sort of buried their head in the sand about this. But yeah, it seems like we could call a special session about this. There's a ton of Supreme Court mischief right now of overturning precedents and there are laws that we could pass to lessen the risk there. And really just - it's also important to remind people that maybe if not the federal level of government, but the state and local levels of government can still work how they should. It's a lot harder without the federal government, but I think at a certain point, you also just have to restore faith in our system. [00:39:43] Crystal Fincher: That's such a great point and it's absolutely true. Lots of people are, myself included, frustrated by federal government, which is why I have a podcast talking about state and local government 'cause I do think we need to talk about that more and so much is possible, still, at these levels. But it's such a challenge when talking about this - so there is - Democratic leadership is all saying that we do need to pass legislation. And they're saying we need to carefully craft this legislation, we're working on it, we'll have it ready for when the January session starts. The risk to that is we have an election before the January session and people are working hard, but it's possible that Democrats lose seats this Legislative Session - to the point where it's possible to lose a chamber in our State Legislature. There are many competitive races here in our state in battleground districts, so it is not a given that we walk into 2023 with the same composition in our Legislature that - and given the current composition, they should be able to pass legislation that does codify abortion protections. I should note we should absolutely be going beyond that because we know that they're going to be attacking contraception, marriage equality, basic privacy rights - we know that's on deck, so we shouldn't wait for that either and that should be ready. But it's possible that we lose the seats necessary to pass this before that time. Hopefully that doesn't happen, but there's a chance of it. And the one thing that we should never do with basic human rights is leave them up to chance. As you said, we called a special session for Boeing. We've called special sessions for transportation packages. We can do that with such basic, fundamental, necessary protections for Roe - protections for abortion access and the others, as we should say. I will tell you - so what is not talked about upfront - the problem is when you call a special session, it basically forces people to stop campaigning. We cannot campaign while a session, or fundraise, while a session is happening. So leading up to a session, during the session - you basically have to suspend campaigning activity, you have to suspend fundraising - which unfortunately is a necessary part of winning campaigns in our existing political system - would love to change that, but that's part of the existing system. And so, I'm sure there's calculations going - my goodness, we've got these more competitive races than we've seen in quite some time. We do have - we're fighting to defend seats on the Democratic and progressive side, with vigorous challenges by Republicans in several of them. The last thing that people wanna do is to take some time off the campaign trail to do this. We can do it in January. And my response to that would be - one, it's the right thing to do and you don't leave rights up to chance. So one - morally, ethically, logically, it's the right thing to do. We can do it now, you do it now. You might not be able to do it later, so you do it now. On top of that, there's an opportunity to, as you said, show the State that one, government can work as it's intended. The majority of people in this state, as we've covered in polling and talked about over and over again - want, believe in, are passionate about these protections. You have the opportunity to have all eyes on you as you take action and deliver the protections that people in this state are currently protesting in the streets for. You have the opportunity to have a ton of earned media show that you're responding to the needs of the state. And only one party is willing to do that - you have the media shining a light on who truly is pro-woman, pro-family - pro-life in terms of being able to live, have opportunity, have rights and not be subjugated or treated like a second-class citizen. That's the opportunity ahead of us. And then you can roll after talking about - yeah, we just did take extra steps and take the action necessary to make sure you are protected. You can run on that. People will see that, people believe in that, they're asking for that. This is a humongous opportunity for the Democratic party to demonstrate, in the most clear and present way, that they are serving and protecting the interests of the residents in the state right now. So I think there's absolutely a case for doing it - I understand that it's not the best thing, but I truly believe that if they were to do that - coming off the other end, they would have a lot of thankful, happy people who are ready to roll in to 2022, to continue to defend the threats that are being brought about by this extremist, far-right Supreme Court, the extremist Republican Party that's looking to gain seats in our federal legislature. The pressing need to defend against Republicans is not going away, so let's not leave any rights at risk and let's put ourselves in the best position to be able to continue defending and then moving forward to pass policies that we know people in the state want. [00:45:24] Doug Trumm: Yeah, I couldn't agree with you more. And it goes to that fundamental critique of our politics, especially as the Democratic establishment party politics, where - issue polling, you can't be scared of your own shadow. You have to design the situation that you want to see, both as a policymaker and as a campaigner. If they're looking at polling and saying - oh no, maybe this won't be that popular in this swing seat or something like that. At a certain point, I think you have to just - A) take a moral stand, like you were saying. But also, have a little faith that people can change their mind, that you can campaign on something and change people's minds, that maybe this poll isn't really reflecting what would be salient in a race or that we'll see - oh, the Democrats took concerted action and that will have, and passed something and did something brave - that might have a bigger impact than whatever they fear for blowback by not apparently calling this sooner and just go charging ahead with this. Because I think people really need a shot in the arm - just this, I think people are a little dejected right now, and they have a right to be, because we've seen this organized, concerted campaign from conservatives for decades to take over the court system and undo all this legislative work. And in the meantime, we didn't even codify it at the federal level. And now we have a chance to codify at the state level - and eventually, you have to treat this like it truly is - which is an all problem, and conservatives are coming for many of these basic rights. And they're coming for the climate, as we saw with the recent decision announced, I think yesterday, with the Clean Power law. This Supreme Court is on the march, it's corrupt, it has no regard for precedent and they make up their own. And if we're not all hands on deck right now, when are we going to be? [00:47:39] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely - that's a question a number of people are asking. This is not a drill, we are here and it's time to act. We have to, we may not get this chance to act later on in the future, so now is the time. With that, thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks this Friday, July 1st, 2022. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler with assistant producer Shannon Cheng, with assistance from Bryce Cannatelli. And our wonderful co-host today was Executive Director of The Urbanist, Doug Trumm. You can find Doug on Twitter @dmtrumm, that's two M's at the end. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get our Friday almost-live shows and our midweek show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, leave us a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. 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Full Hour | In today's final hour, Giordano leads off by discussing multiple decisions from the Supreme Court. Dom offers his thoughts on the decision that reframes immigration, ending Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico' policy. Then, Dom previews the upcoming Krasnerland, with him and Dan going through multiple stories of Philadelphia violence from the past week that may make it onto the weekly podcast. This leads Dom to tell of a horrific situation that played out on the highly affluent Upper Eastside in Manhattan, NY, with a woman walking a stroller shot in the head for no apparent reason. Then Jaeson Jones, a retired Captain from Texas's Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, formerly managing the daily operations of the Texas Rangers, joins the Dom Giordano Program to offer his expertise on the Supreme Court ruling that allows the Biden administration to end President Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico' policy. First, Jones focuses on how this changes the messaging for individuals who hope to illegally migrate to the country, essentially greenlighting anybody who may have been concerned about repercussions of an illegal crossing. Then, Jones brings the crisis to Philadelphia's doorsteps, telling how the Cartel takes advantage of lax immigration policies from the United States government, tying the open borders to an influx of illegal drugs such as Fentanyl. (Photo by Getty Images)
Jaeson Jones, a retired Captain from Texas's Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, formerly managing the daily operations of the Texas Rangers, joins the Dom Giordano Program to offer his expertise on the Supreme Court ruling that allows the Biden administration to end President Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico' policy. First, Jones focuses on how this changes the messaging for individuals who hope to illegally migrate to the country, essentially green-lighting anybody who may have been concerned about repercussions of an illegal crossing. Then, Jones brings the crisis to Philadelphia's doorsteps, telling how the Cartel takes advantage of lax immigration policies from the United States government, tying the open borders to an influx of illegal drugs such as Fentanyl. (Photo by Getty Images)
Rebecca Cohn, trained pediatric physical therapist, international management consultant, elected California State Assembly member, lawyer, and Texas rancher, joins Yo as guest co-host to discuss the book, Bittersweet, by Susan Cain. This book, like Atlas of the Heart (Episodes 15, 16, 17), offers us grounded research and a depth of understanding that finds us often saying to ourselves: “At last – someone gets me and who I am and have always been”. Here are some of the questions we covered in Part 1: • How did we score on the Bittersweet quiz? • Where have we used creativity in our lives to deal with sorrow? • When did seeing the world as bittersweet begin for us? • Why the acceptance of bitter and sweetness makes us whole? • What is effortless perfection? • What advice did the Dalai Lama give about mothers? • How are we forever changed after reading the book? And Part 2: • What music would be on our Bittersweet playlist? • Why movies like Bridges of Madison County are so appealing? Bittersweet playlists: Rebecca's: K.D. Lang- Constant Craving Sting- Every Breath You Take & Shape of My Heart Animals- House of the Rising Sun, Nights in White Satin B.B. King- The Thrill is Gone Beatles- Come Together & While Guitar Gently Weeps Bill Withers- Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone Joni Mitchell- Ladies of the Canyon Dolly Parton- Jolene Santanna- Black Magic Woman Billie Holiday- Strange Fruit Judy Collins/Leonard Coen- Susanne Leonard Coen- Halleluiah Barack Obama-Amazing Grace Sarah McLachlan- Angel/ Blackbird Dixie Chicks-Wide Open Spaces Simon and Garfunkel- Scarborough Fair & Sounds of Silence & Kathy's Song Bonnie Raitt- I Can't Make you Love Me & Nick of Time, Wounded Heart Eagles- Hotel California Crosby Stills and Nash- Just a Song Before You Go & Country Girl Somewhere Over the Rainbow Yo Yo Ma-Bach Cello Suite No. 5 Bach Cello Suite No 2 -Adagio in G Minor -Beethoven Cello sonata in G Minor Maroon Five- One More Night Ed Sheeran- Don't Adele- Hello John Legend- All of Me Alicia Keys- Fallin, A Woman's Worth, Caged Bird Susan Cain's More about Rebecca: Cohn served as Assistant Majority Leader during her time in the Assembly. Cohn was founder and Chair of the committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media. She was the Chair of Health Committee, a member of Public Safety, and the Utilities and Commerce Committees as well. Cohn was instrumental in the development of the state's Medical Examiner competency exam and the establishment of treatment guidelines. She has been active on other boards including: the American Physical Therapy Association's Advisory Panel on Women, the Diversity Task Force of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the Santa Clara Board of Supervisor's Domestic Violence Council, and the Board of Directors for the Support of Battered Women. On a personal note, Rebecca lives in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her long-time partner, Peter Schmidt. She is currently designing and building her dream ranch on 34 acres of land which she loves and calls her own. If you have questions for Rebecca please direct them to Yo. Ways to reach Yo: eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.girltaketheleadpod.com Public FB group: Girl, Take the Lead! https://www.facebook.com/groups/272025931481748/?ref=share IG: https://www.instagram.com/yocanny LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yocanny/
Manhattan Institute Director of Policing and Public Safety Hannah Meyers sounds the alarm on crime in NYC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join Washington Post Live for conversations with a cross-section of local law enforcement, federal government and community leaders about how they are responding to soaring homicide rates while also working to strengthen police accountability and improve public trust. Washington Post criminal justice reporter Tom Jackman speaks with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison, Former Chief of Police in Austin, Houston and Miami Art Acevedo and Campaign Zero Co-Founder & Executive Director DeRay Mckesson. Washington Post opinions writer and associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. Conversation was recorded on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Matt Rodriguez is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who has served in various capacities throughout Los Angeles County. Matt's extensive career includes 25 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department where he retired at the rank of Captain. Matt recently served as the Interim Chief of Police in the City of Santa Paula and holds decades of public safety experience. Matt was the Deputy Director of Transit Security for the Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego and served as both the Interim City Administrator and Director of Public Safety in the City of Commerce. Additionally, he served as the Public Safety Manager for Metrolink. Matt was born and raised in Los Angeles County. The Son of a retired LA County Deputy, Matt was raised to appreciate the men and women of law enforcement and to defend our Constitutional Rights. A father, son, brother, Matt upholds and respects family values. Matt has outstanding interpersonal skills and is a proven transformational leader, and a respect-based manager. His appreciation of people from various cultures and backgrounds has contributed to his ability to forge effective partnerships. Matt believes education is the key to success and supports access to higher education. He possesses four academic degrees; A Master's in Executive Leadership from USC's School of Public Policy. A Master's of Public Administration from CSU Long Beach. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in Public Law from UCLA, and an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Citrus Community College. Matt's platform is built on respect and integrity. Creating partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and community members is paramount to creating safer communities for everyone. Matt believes public safety is a shared responsibility that requires positive relationships built on trust, public consent, and positive interactions. The relationship between law enforcement and those they serve must be nurtured. As Sheriff, Matt will rally the community to join the Sheriff's Department to solve problems and create a safer Los Angeles County for all.
Being in a very male dominated profession, women in the firefighting profession typically have a unique set of challenges to face... That's why we have Makenzie Gould on The Anchor Point Podcast today to talk about her career, her ideal nutrition, her fitness routine, making career choices that are advantageous, following your heart, and her ways of putting up up with the haters..."Mac" (Makenzie) is an 8 year veteran of the fire service and former competitive power lifter... She started out with CalFire's engine program, moved on to the CalFire Helitack program, and ended up on the Redding municipal fire department.Her perspective is unique when it comes to navigating the fire world - And she is one of those folks that does not take crap from anyone, she follows her passion, and she is a firm believer that ANYONE can do this line of work as long as they put in the work!To find out more about Makenzie, check out her social media profiles for nutrition, fitness, mentorship, motorcycles, and her incredible cooking skills at:@Kenziecakesss @kenziecakeskitchenTRIGGER WARNING/CONTENT ADVISORY: "Mac" tends to swear like a sailor, and she has a unique perspective on her experiences... Her views, perspectives, and language may be controversial for some - and they are solely her own. So, if you don't like this sort of content: Then don't listen to this episode...Stay safe, stay savage...Enjoy!..........................Updates!We launched a Patreon!!! If you guys would like to support us, head over to our Patreon Page!https://www.patreon.com/theanchorpointpodcast..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comNot sponsors of The Anchor Point Podcast, but great organizations:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.orgThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.org
More than a month after 19 students and two teachers were murdered in the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, questions about what happened during the 77 minutes prior to law enforcement entering the classroom the gunman was occupying are starting to be answered. The picture that is being painted of the police response by journalists and investigators is one of miscommunication, confusion and inaction. Who is to blame for what Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw has criticized as an “abject failure,” depends on who you ask. Today on Front Burner, as anger and scrutiny continues to grow among the families of the victims, politics reporter with The Texas Tribune, James Barragán, tells us about what is known about the police response so far and what's left to uncover.
Y'all-itics: June 26, 2022 Chaos. If the public ever sees the body cam images, security footage and documents related to the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, state Senator Roland Gutierrez thinks that's all you'll find. But so far, the Democrat from San Antonio, whose district includes Uvalde, says he's been stonewalled at every turn in his attempts to obtain those records. In fact, the Senator tells us he was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement before he'd be able to see anything at all. In this episode of Y'all-itics, he explains why he refused and why he's now suing the Texas Department of Public Safety, which he claims had 91 troopers on scene while the gunman was inside the classroom. You'll also hear why Senator Gutierrez expects nothing to come out of the hearings held this week by the Senate Special Committee investigating the mass shooting and why he thinks it could take a while for the Uvalde community to regain its trust in law enforcement. And perhaps most importantly, if anything will lead to new legislation when lawmakers return to Austin in January 2023. Guest Sen. Roland Gutierrez, (D) San Antonio Sen. Robert Nichols, (R)
Walter Hudson joins host Daniel Breitenbucher for a wide-ranging discussion on the new "Logical and Wright" podcast, which can be found at logicalandwright.com. They react to the recent police standoff in St. Michael and meander through topics from mental health to race relations, all with a local angle.
Researchers have discovered how to use evolutions deadliest and oldest weapon for good. But how can scientists create medicine from lethal venom? Dr. Leslie Boyer reveals the entire process and explains why horses are so valuable to the research. Learn more at: https://radiohealthjournal.org/venom-research-lethal-weapon-or-medical-miracle/
The World Health Organization reports a 25% global increase in anxiety and depression throughout the pandemic. During the same time, the mental health app industry skyrocketed. But how helpful are these programs? Dr. Stephanie Collier discusses the dangers of using these apps, many of which have no scientific evidence of successfully treating mental health. Learn more at: https://radiohealthjournal.org/wellness-apps-mental-health/
Part Two, in a two-part documentary follow-up to the audio drama #MATTER, spotlights community driven efforts to uproot and reimagine public safety, joined by some of the nation's leading activists, historians, and thinkers. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with ONEOPP, a social justice coalition working to end police brutality. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you watched Tuesday's hearing, you saw the heartbreaking story of how these two amazing women were viciously slandered by Rudy Giuliani and other members of the big lie insurrectionists. Their lives were absolutely turned upside down by complete racist fabrications. Do they have recourse? What will happen? Then, Andrew breaks down the complete breakdown of the legal fabric of our society. Say goodbye to any meaningful sense in which you have the right to remain silent! The Supreme Court has gutted Miranda rights, because why the f not, apparently. Oh but they make up for it by eroding states' ability to restrict open carry of guns. So that's cool. Links: environmental lawyer quote, Freeman and Moss v Giuliani, Giuliani idiot motion to dismiss, Maryland Code, Public Safety § 5-306, Vega v. Tekoh, 42 US Code § 1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights
The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety told lawmakers there Tuesday that police could have neutralized the shooter in Uvalde three minutes after he entered the school building but for the on-scene commander “who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children.” 5) Response to Uvalde school massacre called “abject failure”; 4) New York Gov. Kathy Hochul calls pro-lifers “Neanderthals”; 3) Supreme Court ruling a win for school choice advocates; 2) Rumors spread that Pope Francis may be planning to resign; 1) Miami PD holds gun buyback program—for Ukraine?
Uvalde updates: The Robb Elementary School building, where last month's mass shooting occurred, is set to be demolished. School district police chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on leave from those duties by Uvalde CISD administrators. Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez has filed suit against the Texas Department of Public Safety, demanding that they hand over all records and information related to the shooting. And Texas Senate hearings on the crime at the Capitol that have been ongoing all this week have included very little discussion of guns. Speaking of guns - earlier this week, a man tried to enter the 7-11 store at Ben White and South 1st with an AR-15 rifle after the clerk declined to give him free gas. He's charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery. And, another man was arrested Sunday after firing rounds at people near Zilker Park and threatening a mass shooting at a weekly Sunday drum circle there. Median home prices inside the Austin city limits have hit another all-time new high: $667,000 on average as of May, a 21% year-to-year jump - we're now considered the second-most overpriced market in the U.S. Historic Ski Shores Cafe on Lake Austin has re-opened after a remodel by new owners McGuire Moorman Lambert, while the equally historic original Threadgill's site on North Lamar will see a 100-unit apartment building go up behind the restaurant structure, which will be preserved as part of the project after a request to tear it down was denied by the city. Live music this weekend: Friday shows including 5 Seconds of Summer and Pale Waves at Waterloo Park, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Antone's, and the fabulous Copa Kings at the Highball. Saturday catch Country Willie Edwards at Sagebrush, Shinyribs at the Haute Spot, the all-day Texas metal showcase Lonestar Unleashed with Austin's High Desert Queen, Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol and Skatenigs, Dallas' Wo-Fat and Temptress, Houston's Warlung and tons more, bring your earplugs. Meanwhile the Hot Summer Nights free concert series in the Red River Cultural District is set to return August 4-6.
Uvalde school police chief Pete Arredondo is placed on administrative leave, with the Texas Department of Public Safety's Director saying police could have stopped the gunman in three minutes, not the 77 it tragically took. That, as Uvalde City Council unanimously votes to deny Arredondo a leave of absence from its future meetings. Uvalde resident Kim Hammond was at the meeting where the vote was taken and tells Don how she pushed for council members to “Do the right thing”. The DOJ expands its investigation into Trump's fake elector scheme, issuing subpoenas to Republicans across the country and the House Select Committee is forced to change its public hearing plans following a “deluge of new evidence”, including the trailer for “Unprecedented”, a documentary about the Trump family leading up to and also immediately following the former president's election loss. Plus, Biden calls for a 3-month gas tax holiday, and the NFL commissioner testifies to Congress on the “Toxic workplace “ at the Washington Commanders team. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
After receiving what Rep. Jamie Raskin calls a “deluge of new evidence” from “divergent sources”, the Select Committee delays its subsequent public hearings until next month. The fresh evidence includes new information from a tip line, the National Archives, and a newly revealed Ivanka Trump interview about the 2020 election that shows contrast with her Committee testimony. The Uvalde school police chief is placed on administrative leave as CNN Tonight reports the latest on the investigative threads, and timeline of the changing story of law enforcement's response during the Robb Elementary School massacre. Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez joins to discuss how he is suing the Department of Public Safety for access to its records on the police response to the shooting. Hosted by Sara Sidner. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, email@example.com or @townsquaretalk. What has caused the high gas price? War, economy, COVID? Some think it could be related to refineries, storms we've had, infrastructure, employee base, and demand. What we also wonder about is the comparison of the price of gas to the oil and gas industries' record profits right now. They are making good money, so how do they justify it? To help better understand why and to speculate on what we can expect next, business and energy industry experts discuss what exactly has impacted the high prices. We also discuss federal programs and how they can work to help people understand the policies on the table on how to stall inflation. Maybe we will see some relief now that President Biden is calling a for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes. Also, there's a good chance your salary has not increased at the same rate as inflation, so we take listener calls to hear tips and tricks to help us keep up and afford the things we need. But first — an update on the Uvalde School shooting from the Texas Public Radio newsroom, where we learn Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin calls Texas Department of Public Safety director's testimony misleading, saying state law enforcement agencies should have equal blame for the poor response. Guests: Camille Phillips Education reporter, Texas Public Radio Dietrich von Biendenfeld Assistant Professor and Department Chair in the College of Business at the University of Houston Downtown. Rusty Braziel Executive Chairman and Principal Energy Markets Consultant for RBN Energy Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. Audio from today's show will be available after 5 p.m. CT. We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, and other apps.
Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. I want to thank you. The first responder professional for what you do everyday. Everyday you have to listen and see the garbage on mainstream media and social media. The lack of support from some can get you depressed and morale can tank. I know the feeling trust me. Know this though, the vast majority of people support you. They love and care for you and the pray for your safety everyday. Go out and do your job bravely like you always have and you always will and thank you for your service. Even have a questionable ID handed to you? Do you wish there was a way to check that document for its validity? I remember those times as a police officer when I was presented with what appeared to be a suspicious form of identification. I wish I had SureScan during that time. SureScan technology puts the power to ID fake IDs with a 99% accuracy rate in the palm of your hand. Reach out to SureScan today and get a free demo at: www.surescan.us/cjevolution If you are struggling right now with addiction, mental health challenges, or both please reach out. My life changed for the better when I took that step forward. I am so grateful for FHE Health and The Shatterproof Program for First Responders. Reach out at 844-650-1399 or contact me directly at 303-960-9819. https://fherehab.com/services/first-responders/ It was an honor having my next guest on the show. I have been watching his trainings and video's for years. Dave Smith was on the show. Former police lieutenant Dave Smith is an internationally known speaker, writer and law enforcement expert. After graduating from the University of Arizona while fighting forest fires with the “Coconino Hot Shots” he began his police career in Tucson, AZ and then joined the Arizona Department of Public Safety. As a career police officer, Dave held positions in Patrol, SWAT, Narcotics, Training and Management. In 1980 he developed the popular "Buck Savage" video training series, was the lead instructor for the Calibre Press "Street Survival" seminar from 1983 to 1985, and was instrumental in developing Calibre's timeless "Tactical Edge" officer survival book. Dave holds numerous instructor certifications in firearms, defensive tactics, and human performance and is a proven expert witness and consultant. In 1989, Dave joined the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), developing and hosting cutting-edge police, security and public safety training as its Director of Education and was the general manager of Calibre Press until January of 2002. Dave continued to instruct the “Street Survival” seminar through 2012 as its senior instructor and he co-managed the most comprehensive update to the seminar since 2003. Dave has authored hundreds of articles for publications including Police Chief, Law and Order, The Trainer, Police Marksman, the Newsline, PoliceOne and POLICE magazine. Dave currently trains through the Arizona-based “Winning Mind Seminars.” His signature course, “The Winning Mind” is popular, timely, and available throughout the US and Canada. He co-instructs the unique “Mindset Bootcamp” with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and is available for conferences, training events, and consulting. Dave the author of the popular bookIn My Sights and can be reached via his website at www.jdbucksavage.comor on his Facebook fan page as “JD Buck Savage.” Such a great show with a legend. You can find Dave here: https://www.facebook.com/JDBuckSavage/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-smith-55308b12/ https://www.police1.com/company-directory/dave-smith-associates/ Stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast. Patrick
The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety characterized the police response to the Uvalde school shooting as an "abject failure" yesterday during a hearing held by a Texas Senate committee. The Texas power grid has held up well so far this blazing hot summer - but all that extra capacity is costing Texas (and eventually, Texans) hundreds of millions of dollars in extra charges. Elon Musk has plans to expand his industrial footprint east of Austin as SpaceX is set to build in Bastrop County. In spite of area-wide burn bans, the selling and use of fireworks in the Austin area will actually be legal this 4th of July. Ever wonder exactly why we're not supposed to swim in Lady Bird Lake? KXAN has an explainer. A new free park and shuttle service for Zilker Park will launch on Saturday. "Name Image Likeness" or NIL endorsement deals among athletes at UT generated $2 million in its first year, led by football but also including softball and swimming. The San Antonio Spurs have announced a multi-year jersey patch partnership with Self Financial, a credit building financial technology company based in Austin, starting during the 2022 NBA Summer League. Concert announcements: Kid Cudi will play the Moody Center in August, and ZZ Top will play the Germania Insurance Amphitheater in September.
The January 6th House committee held its fourth hearing on Tuesday, and we learned more about the effort to overturn the election by former President Donald Trump himself as well as two Republican congressmen. Arizona's House of Representatives Speaker Rusty Bowers testified that the pressure applied by Trump and his team was continuous, and that they weren't taking no for an answer.It's been a month since the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but we're still learning more about how responding officers allowed so much time to pass before entering the classroom and shooting the gunman. Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, testified to a state Senate committee that the police response was an “abject failure.”And in headlines: Colombia elected its first leftist president, healthcare providers began giving the first dose of COVID vaccines to young children, and the Supreme Court ruled that Maine can't exclude religious schools from state funding.Show Notes:Donate to Crooked Media's Pride Fund – https://crooked.com/pride/Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday
Americans continue to suffer from sky-high inflation. In an attempt to avert some of the worst consequences, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell raised interest rates by .75%.But is this enough? And what else can the Biden administration be doing to curb inflation?Dave Brat, dean at the Liberty University School of Business and a former Virginia congressman, thinks this is a good start, but that officials must do more. Brat, whose doctorate is in economics, also says it's mostly the Fed's fault anyway for getting us into this situation in the first place."The Fed's had 0% interest rate for 10 years and created this everything bubble," Brat says. "So now it's not just real estate, it's stocks, bonds, commodities. Everything's overvalued and it's going to pop. And that's a disaster. So the Fed's walking a tight rope."Brat joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss the intricate workings of the U.S. economy and what the Fed and the Biden administration can be doing to fix it.We also cover these stories:The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety tells state senators that law enforcement's response to the Uvalde school shooting was an "abject failure."Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor accuses the court's conservative members of eroding the barrier between church and state.Twitter's board recommends to shareholders that they go ahead with selling the company to entrepreneur Elon Musk for $44 billion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The January 6 hearings are underway, with government employees testifying that Trump's lies and smear campaigns in the wake of the attack on the Capital had serious consequences. Election worker Shaye Moss shares racist and violent threats she's received, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger describes the invasive harassment his family has endured. GOP officials recount Trump's pressure to overturn votes. Plus, the Uvalde mayor accuses the head of the Texan Department of Public Safety of lying about what happened on the day of the shooting, and Goldman Sachs warns of the rising risk of recession. The next hearing of the January 6 Committee begins Thursday at 3pm. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Today - June 21st, 2021: The entire federal wildland firefighting workforce FINALLY got some good news about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the pay raise that comes along with it...That's why we have two of the major players in the game on the show to discuss all of the pertinent information, and how it effects the "boots on the ground".Special thank you to the Grassroots Wildland Firefighters nonprofit, and the National Federation of Federal Employees for your dedication and resolve in getting this implemented correctly! This monumental legislation couldn't have been possible without you two and, especially, every wildland firefighter out there that supported or believed in the cause...If you want to find out more about the pay supplement, check out this handy link:FAQ for the pay supplement = https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/interagency-faqs.pdfAt the end of the day, always remember: "A person can only move so many shovel-fulls of dirt a day... But, thousands of people can move mountains..."Stay safe, stay savage...Enjoy!..........................Updates!We launched a Patreon!!! If you guys would like to support us, head over to our Patreon Page!https://www.patreon.com/theanchorpointpodcast..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comNot sponsors of The Anchor Point Podcast, but great organizations:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.orgThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.org
Tuesday on the NewsHour, state officials testified before the Jan. 6 committee on how former President Trump pressured them to overturn 2020 election results. Then, the Texas Department of Public Safety castigates local law enforcement for its slow response to the Uvalde school shooting. Plus, women describe life before Roe v. Wade and what it would mean if the landmark decision is overturned. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
9th Ward Ald. Anthony Beale joins Wendy Snyder (filling-in for Lisa Dent) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s proposing to raise the minimum speeding threshold for speed camera tickets to 10 miles per hour. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
Gary Christmann has over 28 years of paid and volunteer experience in several areas within emergency services. He worked for the St Louis Emergency Management Agency for 18 years within the Department of Public Safety. Mr Christmann was the Deputy Commander of the Missouri Disaster Response System (MoDRS). Currently he is the Lead Deputy Commander of the State MO-1 DMAT/DMORT and a board member for the Interstate Disaster Medical Cooperative (IDMC). So, what does a guy like this do for fun? He's s storm chaser!
Marty Kingston is a Moncton city councillor. Don Moore is chair of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority.
Katherine Schweit headed up the FBI's active shooter program where she authored the bureau's landmark research about mass shootings and how to best respond to save lives. In the wake of the massacre of children and their teachers in Uvalde, Texas, school safety weighs heavily on the minds of teachers and students' families. In this episode of True Crime Reporter®, investigative reporter Robert Riggs and Schweit discuss why the number of mass shootings is spiking to the point that some parents are afraid to send their children to school. Riggs is no stranger to this tragic subject. In October of 1991, he covered the mass shooting at a crowded Luby's Cafeteria in Kileen, Texas. A lone gunman crashed his pickup truck through the front door of the restaurant. He proceeded to murder 23 people with two semi-automatic pistols before killing himself when confronted by police. It was the mother of all mass killings in America, marking the start of an epidemic. In September of 1999, Riggs covered the mass shooting at the Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth and produced a profile of the mass killer with the assistance of retired profilers from the FBI. Riggs covered so many “critical incidents” in his reporting career that he was asked to serve on a study panel hosted by the Critical Incident Analysis Group at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2000. The public university was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. The panel was assembled to study Threats To Symbols Of American Democracy. It included the FBI case agent for the Columbine shootings and its high school principal. The report prophetically predicted the future targets of the 9-11 hijackers. Unfortunately, the report apparently fell on deaf ears at the top echelon of national security. When it comes to mass killings, Riggs has been there. He looked mass killer Doug Feldman in the eye during an hour-long interview on Texas Death Row. It's the episode titled Interview With The Mass Killer Known As The Terminator. None of it made the slightest bit of sense to Riggs. Feldman warned Riggs at the beginning that his motives would not make sense to anybody but himself. The shootings are only getting worse. Especially when children are slaughtered. No one understands this epidemic better than Katharine Schweit who spent 20 years with the FBI as a Special Agent Executive and as a U.S. prosecutor. In the years after the massacre of 20 school children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in New Town, Connecticut in December of 2012, the FBI spent more than 30 million dollars teaching police how to persistently pursue efforts to neutralize a shooter even if only one officer is present. Yet, police in Uvalde, Texas waited 78 minutes before confronting the gunman at Robb Elementary School. The Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety called it the “wrong decision, period.” The murders reflect a disturbing pattern. Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the United States since 2018 were committed by men who were 21 or younger. Who is doing this? Why are they doing it? Can we tell when it is going to happen? How do we intervene? Do our children need to go to school in fortresses? Katharine Schweit answers some of those questions in her book, Stop The Killing – How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis. Here's their conversation. We want to become your favorite true crime podcast. Please leave a review wherever you listen. Join our true crime community and follow us here. True Crime Reporter® is a @2022 copyrighted and trade-marked production by True Crime Reporter®, LLC, in Dallas, Texas. The True Crime Reporter®features stories about serial killers, mass murderers, murder mystery, homicides, cold cases, prisons, criminals, serial rapists, child abduction, kidnapping, bank robbery, and violent crime. SHOW LINKS Katherine Schweit | Stop the Killing FBI Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. 2000-2013 Active Shooter Resources Katherine Schweit | Stop the Killing Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Berez is a retired police officer from New Jersey. After retiring, he formed Six 4 Consultants, a DUI and Public Safety consulting firm. And after having his own moments of dealing with mental health issues after leaving the profession and trying to adjust. He decided to become a resiliency trainer, to help others in the profession. David and I talk about that situation, how he over came his struggles and the people in his life who has helped him do so.... Plus much, much more! ABOUT DAVID BEREZ20 Years In LE Founder/President of https://www.six4consultants.com/ (SIX4 Consultants) Master Resiliency Trainer Author From New Jersey FOLLOW DAVID BEREZhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/david-berez/ (LinkedIn) SHOW SEGMENTS[01:24] Lead Off Question – “Why Law Enforcement?” [21:24] Dig Deeper – This is the part of the podcast were I dig into the guest's social media and I craft questions around 3-5 of those posts. [33:27] Random Seven – These are seven, totally random questions that I asked David. And they're all electronically created. [45:27] Flip the Script – This is where the guest, gets to ask you the listener a question. And David's question is: https://theoffdutypodcast.com/talktome (CLICK HERE TO LEAVE YOUR ANSWER VIA VOICE MESSAGE) (Nothing to download) "If you could give your younger self any advise what would it be?" [47:32] This or That - This is my rapid fire round, where I give the guest two choices and they have to chose one without giving too much thought. ============================ https://maximcovergirl.com/2022/ally (Vote For ALLY)Help support former police officer Ally Thunson become the 2022 Maxim Magazine cover girl. ============================ Become a VIP:My VIP membership is now live and ready for you to access! Enjoy 2 exclusive episode a month plus much more as a VIP. Also 10% of every VIP membership will be donated to the “First Responders Children Foundation”. https://theoffdutypodcast.com/vip (Click here to get your VIP access) Mentioned in this episode: Vote For Ally ============================ Vote For ALLY => https://maximcovergirl.com/2022/ally Help support former police officer Ally Thunson become the 2022 Maxim Magazine cover girl.
Jaeson Jones is the Newsmax border correspondent. He is a retired Captain from the Texas Department of Public Safety's Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division. He managed the daily operations for the Texas Rangers, Border Security Operations Center (BSOC). RECORD BREAKING: Nearly 240,000 Illegal Immigrants Apprehended At The Border In May
Wildland firefighters tend to be a magnanimous, larger than life, and compassionate crowd... Our stories, legacies, triumphs, and tribulations are oftentimes passed along through a very tribal, and (almost exclusively) verbal means.That's where The American Wildfire Experience comes in... To catalog and preserve this verbal history through digital storytelling...The American Wildfire Experience is a nonprofit organization who's roots are deep within the wildland firefighting community. Its primary mission is to support the wildland firefighters, and the communities they serve, by capturing the story of wildfire through digital media...Today on The Anchor Point Podcast: We get to hear the history of the AWE and The Smokey Generation's start, its purpose, its future projects, and we get to announce the winners of the 2022 Smokey Generation Micro-Grants.A little about Bethany:"Bethany Hannah is the executive director of the American Wildfire Experience and founder of The Smokey Generation. She has been involved in the wildland fire community since 1998 and has a passion for empowering others to take bold action. The American Wildfire Experience (AWE) is a small non-profit rooted in understanding, examining, and telling the story of wildland fire. Our mission is to support wildland firefighters and the communities they serve."Congratulations to all of the recipients of the AWE/Smokey Generation Micro-grant award winners this year! I look forward to seeing all of the projects come to fruition, and preserved in a digital space.Also, I want to say: "The Anchor Point Podcast would like to thank the AWE, it's board members, and Bethany Hannah for the honor of being awarded the 'AWE 2022 Ralph Langlois Impact Award' for mental health focus... This is a huge honor, and my gratitude is beyond measure!In honor of the people that, both past and present, lived and breathed the hardships of fighting wildland fire - I would like to dedicate this award to the people that struggle, or have struggled, with mental health challenges and the darkness that you may have experienced... I especially wish to honor and dedicate this award to the friends, mentors, and fire family that are no longer with us.For everyone out there: Always know that there are many peaks and valleys in our journey of life... And as my good friend, Ben Strahan, has said before: 'The valleys are a dark and low place... But, what's the strange beauty of the dark and lowly valley's of our lives? Well, the only place we can look from there, is up'.In acceptance of this award - I will be donating the full amount of the grant back to the AWE so that someone else may be able to build upon the foundation of this project that preserves the legacy, and tells the story, of the many wildland firefighters across the globe who go unrecognized in their efforts..."You know the drill...Stay safe, stay savage... Enjoy!..........................Updates!We launched a Patreon!!! If you guys would like to support us, head over to our Patreon Page!https://www.patreon.com/theanchorpointpodcast..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comNot sponsors of The Anchor Point Podcast, but great organizations:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.orgThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.org
The hunt for Dylan Rounds #DylanRounds #CandiceCooley #Missingperson #FoulPlay BRIGHAM CITY — A young Box Elder County farmer remains missing three weeks after he was last seen just over the Utah line in Montello, Nevada, and a Box Elder County sheriff's official said Thursday the case is an active criminal investigation. “We are looking at all avenues as to why he's missing,” Box Elder Chief Deputy Cade Palmer said of Dylan Rounds, 19, who lived in a trailer at his farm in the Lucin area on the county's western edge. “Our son did not walk into the desert and disappear,” Rounds' mother, Candice Cooley, of Twin Falls, Idaho, said in a Facebook post. “His farm and everything he's worked for is out there and someone knows something.” She said her son was last seen in Montello on May 27 and that his boots were found three days later behind a dirt pile about 5 miles west of his farm. The parents have offered a $20,000 reward for information about Rounds. Palmer declined to release further information about the disappearance due to the criminal investigation. But regarding the search, he said Box Elder deputies have covered 3,000 miles in their searching. Numerous law enforcement and search and rescue units have helped, such as the Box Elder County Horse Posse, the Elko County, Nevada, Sheriff's Office, Weber County Sheriff's Search and Rescue and the Utah Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau. Palmer said anyone with information about Rounds' disappearance can call the sheriff's office at 434-723-5227, ext. 3894 or 3131. Efforts to contact Cooley were not immediately successful.
Part One, in a two-part documentary follow-up to the audio drama #MATTER, traces modern policing down to its roots, and considers unexamined repercussions joined by some of the nation's leading activists, historians, and thinkers. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with ONEOPP, a social justice coalition working to end police brutality. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hi Gang: Happy Friday! In the wake of mass shootings politicians around the United States, particularly Democrats,, have called for new and more restrictive gun laws. What is ignored however, is that anti-police policies have encouraged more violent crimes that use guns and other means to harm and kill people. Law-abiding people will generally abide by the laws, whether they like them or not- criminals, however, ignore laws. Without effective law enforcement criminals are encouraged to commit more crimes and hence injure and kill even more innocent victims. The bottom line- We need more criminalcontrol and control over our borders and immigration laws. Dead is dead- yet, as I noted in a recent article, Sanctuary Cities Now Provide Sanctuary For Deadly Illegal Drugs- The Health Dept. shows how to use them “safely”. Record numbers of illegal aliens easily flow into the United States and among them are criminals and terrorists.- endangering public safety and national security. It has never been more important that we truly learn how to speak with our fellow Americans in non-confrontational but in fact-based effective and persuasive ways. Immigration is one issue that should unite all Americans- if all of the facts were made known. Please read my articles. If you like them, post the links on FaceBook along with a link to my radio show. Be a part of my “Bucket Brigade of Truth” and tell your friends and neighbors about my program- and mywebsite, remember Democracy is not a “Spectator Sport!”
On June 17, 2022, Rewind Host and CBS 58 Capitol Reporter Emilee Fannon and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross reviewed this week in state politics. (Brought to you by the Wisconsin Realtors Association).On this week's episode:Gableman Faces Sanctions After Tense Court Appearance Poll Training Events Hosted by RepublicansPFASSchool Safety, Gun Control Debate
Sara welcomes Lt. Chris Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety to discuss the increasingly difficult job of trying to protect the United States in spite of President Biden’s open borders policies. Olivarez warns us of the massive national security threat posed by the 800,000 people who have entered the U.S. during the Biden […]
Sara welcomes Lt. Chris Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety to discuss the increasingly difficult job of trying to protect the United States in spite of President Biden's open borders policies. Olivarez warns us of the massive national security threat posed by the 800,000 people who have entered the U.S. during the Biden administration without being apprehended by authorities at the border. These 'gotaways' are flooding into the U.S. and we have no idea who they are.Sara and Olivarez also fume over the impending punishment of multiple Customs and Border Patrol agents who were cleared of any wrongdoing in the "whipping" incident that never actually happened - but are still being reprimanded so Biden can save face for promising that "they will pay."And Sara cheers the historic congressional win of Mayra Flores, while pointing out that Democrats have badly miscalculated what Latino voters want.Please visit our great sponsors:My Pillow https://www.mypillow.com/carterSave $90 in the MyPillow MySlipper Blowout Sale!The Association of Mature American Citizenshttps://amac.us/carterThe benefits of membership are great, but the cause is even greater.Presidential Election Projectwww.presidentialelectionproject.comVisit to learn more about why reform of the Electoral Count Act is so important.
A transcript of this episode is available here: https://thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-119Subscribe to The Dance Edit Extra: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dance-edit-extra/id1579075769Visit/add to the Dance Media Events Calendar: https://dancemediacalendar.com/Get the latest dance news direct by subscribing to our free newsletters. Find the ones that match your interests: http://www.dancemagazine.com/subscribeLinks referenced in/relevant to episode 119:-Die Zeit story on abuse allegations at Zurich Dance Academy (in German): https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/2022-06/tanzakademie-zuerich-ballett-mobbing-magersucht-Summary of the Die Zeit reporting in English: https://switzerland.detailzero.com/local/amp/6241-choreographer Cat Cogliandro's response to Matthew Morrison's post about his "SYTYCD" departure: https://www.instagram.com/p/CenGLOqDvKg/-Information about the scholarship established in honor of the late Ballet Arizona dancer Colleen Hoopes: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/life/2022/06/14/colleen-hoopes-ballet-dancer-scholarship/9910390002/-New York Daily News op-ed on how the arts can improve public safety: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-arts-culture-safer-neighborhoods-20220606-vl3xqhsoq5ae7c3hl4eywynpna-story.html-CultureVIBE NYC plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sySArfTpZGvaXeHCl8_M36X-jE8mVajB/view
Governor Kim Reynolds has approved a law that prohibits state-licensed child care centers, K-through-12 schools and Iowa colleges and universities from having Covid-19 vaccination mandates for enrollment. Gov. Reynolds will use federal COVID-relief funds to create a new school safety bureau at the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Plus, Iowa's largest abortion provider has condemned a recent attack on a crisis pregnancy center by abortion rights activists.