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or you know. yes we do the. thing about our it's new york and las vegas survivors joined together honoring the victims of sunday's worst now shooting in modern u.s. history. and the future of the iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance as president donald trump posterous to decertify the agreement. then maryland helping dozens of inmates transition back to civilian life we'll have the details later in the show. it's friday october second five pm in washington d.c.
i'm in the left hand you're watching r t america the las vegas shooting investigation spans now across the whole country massachusetts governor charlie baker acknowledged but did confirm reports that shooter steven patrick surveilled other potential targets in boston and i'm going to get in there but it's. because it's only going. through the. panic rental property overlooking the life is beautiful music festival a couple of weeks earlier in addition to property in chicago overlooking the lollapalooza festival meanwhile in las vegas clark county coroner said his staff completed the autopsies of those killed in the biggest attack but wouldn't talk details but he did share insight into the toll that sort of work takes on his employees. our staff notifies probably ten to fifteen people maybe twenty people on a daily basis that they've lost a loved one but that's
a lot different when somebody is doing that once or twice a shift versus four or five times an hour so it's mentally exhausting it's very stressful and i can tell you we're committed to get good bereavement services a mental health service for services for our staff as of now it looks like patrick carried out the mass shooting alone despite las vegas metropolitan police sheriff joe bardot expressing his skepticism earlier this week. it's been nearly five days since fifty eight people were brutally murdered at that route ninety one country music concert there and las vegas police asked for patience as they're still days away from clearing that scene there at the mandalay bay hotel but as artie's natasha sweet explains the hearts of the locals are already starting the healing process survivors have been sharing their stories in an effort to heal for those who were taken from this earth or soon are not without a voice in fact part of their memories live right here. a sense of belonging
a little sense of caring for each other. since a community local contractor played in cool was broken afternoon the tragedies that devastated thousands at the route ninety one country music concert last sunday he wanted to do something for those hurting as well as the innocent who no longer had a physical footprints monday morning it was really hard to get get going you know after what had happened sunday night and i own a small landscape company i designed built a company. and my partner in the company and i were having a cup of coffee that morning trying to figure out what we were going to do and how do we even approach the day forward. and we we thought you know it's a shame that we don't have a guy doing gardeners and it was this drawing right here that helped transform this quarter acre of land into a healing garden plaguing called his business partner calder city hall contact among the three of them their feelings of sadness for those lost and left for humanity that got the idea of building the las vegas killing more oil gardens one
of my favorite quotes is you plants a tree plants hold. fifty trees are being planted one for each victim last on sunday. taking only a dozen people would show up hundreds of volunteers came to offer the labor of love with their hearts in their own hands all supplies including the book meant for all donated very humbly. for now stannard the idea of helping to build in memorial touched her. i've had people that aren't close to me that have been affected by this. best friend of mine her mom got shrapnel in her shoulder and it shows it's horrible and i'm just so happy that we're coming together as if you know the entire team so to her this is a way for their memory to still live on you know friends of friends through the past you know same social circle but never really got to know them and now i can never do that and for sarah o'connell this was her opportunity to get back to
theater artist and so making spaces to come together is what i'm all about for once it's something that won't be over when the show's over it'll be here a long time. the shooting near the stage hit a little too close to home for her besides just the shock of the violence it hits home to me because we have a lighting business i'm a theater director and the lighting people the lighting designer and operator is usually on a platform in the middle of the audience and normally that be my husband in addition to the fifty trees being planted and one large oak tree donated by six feet and roy is the parks tree of life after what happened on sunday night we wanted to. remember those people who lost their lives so that's why we decided fifty trees but yet we wanted something really positive and strong you know so we planted this over three playing pool says once they begin to dig in that spot they discovered a tree of life necklace the woman that i just met here who lost her son and. we
just kind of thought it's really important the family have that tree of life that was well the investigation will take time the people of las vegas are waiting before they can begin to heal i never started to like this while still in a place of shock and mourning seeing her celine dion jump back into performing only two days after the shooting to get back so i want you to know that the proceeds for tonight show are being. do needed to do big families. on you would be. in support for the victims remain strong all along the strip. and in the hearts of many who will be mourning for some time to come i'm a big believer in instant church children he once said i refuse to be impartial between the fire great brigade in the fire and to me it's about holding the line and that's the american way to do things and so i'm here to be a proud american in
a las vegas family members who many around the world try to make sense of how this unthinkable act happened organizers of this park say that they don't want any of the innocent victims to be forgotten in las vegas and suites are to now in the wake of the largest mass shooting and modern u.s. history many ask why such tragic and terrifying shootings are increasing in frequency what factors are driving this alarming trend in the us just to discuss this further i was joined earlier by author john whitehead a constitutional attorney and author of this book called battlefield america the war on the american people and he's also president of the rather for institute who just wrote this article called mass shootings the military entertainment complex as culture of violence turns deadly i first asked john what factors apart from an individual's path ology contributed to this sort of attack. well we live very violent culture but it's directed by what we call the military
industrial complex the very thing that president eisenhower warned against is i think it's unfair for well addresses do not let the military industrial complex take over what were the biggest export of war in the world the biggest export of weapons in the world and we brought all of that home by the way the average police service china today is carrying military grade weapons in the nineteen eighties there were three thousand swat team raids now there are over a thousand a year occurring this kind of lisa blasting through doors a middle of night and heavily armed military gear given to them by the way the pentagon kids are getting shot they shoot hundreds of dogs a day. are getting shot and killed and very seldom do we hear much about that but that's happening across the country we have over about a million armed officers running around this country with military grade weapons in raps somewhat hollow point bullets by the way which was expelled contact.
and we were allowed to get into the entertainment industry so it's everywhere it permeates the country but the crazy thing is we have more farms in this country than we do adults but the it's not homo sides which are the major either people getting killed by guns it's suicide but. the country is basically run by the military industrial complex is what i call it and it's in every facet of life by the way movies t.v. shows even our sports sure and now even the c.e.o. of the n.r.a. wayne la pierre just came out with a statement blaming hollywood for promoting what he called gun irresponsibility do you agree with him that hollywood is perhaps hypocritical when it comes to gun violence because they claim to be against it but on screen that's what they depict . there's the avengers superman wonder well i've seen those movies the trailers for a movie i just finally i was a watching all my granddaughter when we finally walked out it's everything is
influenced by guns the military people in crash to the ground they create create by the way a realistic environment where people are lying through their smashing their hands these so-called heroes and getting up in a lot of you know without any injuries but you know there is cause there are consequences to pay but as i show my recent commentary which people can read their own rather for dod or about the mass shootings is. it's you know driven by. hollywood how it was actually employed to help write over eighteen eighteen hundred movies and t.v. shows in this country and ration care so they're actually setting in writing scripts people from the pentagon that i mean in order in it or by a certain aspects of society like guns and violence which we do. you're going to get the consequences the consequences are not going to be good i like that in your essay you kind of mash the two names together and call that military men and like
you said with with over eight hundred movies and t.v. shows. you do then believe that it does influence the rise of these mass shootings in recent years. well also to sporting events over between two thousand and twelve and two thousand the scene the pentagon or over fifty three million dollars in the sporting events the ceremonies at halftime the flyovers the amp amid all that what it does is it creates a military environment where people are well. obama actually dropped twenty six thousand bombs the last year he was in office. and it's all a trunk you're in the same thing the dropping bombs in the middle east killing people children hospital recently school and people just shrug well that's what you're going to get when you promote that kind of idea it's not good for us to be exporting weapons around the world i've talked to former servicemen by the way who
might help and so in certain situations you tell me they've actually captured weapons from the so-called enemy and they said john i was shot there are american made weapons. and you know what john can you talk a little bit about how hollywood. is connected with militarism and how they kind of play off of each other. well they don't want certain movies you knew about today when my kids were growing up top gun big movie the sun it was underwritten by the feds they even said don't write the scripts so the military always looks favorable in those movies it's heroic to smash through and do all the things that the military is doing so they create this idea that you can you can just go around shooting people but the other thing is and this is really cheap by floating all this equipment to local police now who look like the military dressed like the military and crash the doors and a lot of they're doing knock it out in military gear in cities across the country manual people go in the middle of night people of shows at the door one thing is
a burglar and they've gotten shot in the door by the police we're promoting that but where are the police getting all this gear that are coming from the military so it was the same george washington and the so-called founders warned against a standing army we have a military army and so on the american soil now it's called the local police and they're actually being trained by the way the swat teams by the military bases like want to go in with good absolutely fascinating reset as everybody should go out every day thank you so much for sharing your expertise for that as john whitehead constitutional attorney and president at the rather furred institute thank you so much for your time thank you sir. and vice president mike pence is traveling to puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands today as the trip comes after the trumpet ministration was criticized for its slow response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis pence visited orlando florida yesterday where he met puerto ricans fleeing the island after
hurricane maria now after the meeting with members of central florida's puerto rican community he tweeted this the need of puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands will be great but the generosity of the american people will be greater still meanwhile officials say ninety three percent of. island still lacks electricity only half of the island has running water to talk more about puerto rico's path for financial recovery after the devastation of hurricane maria i was joined earlier by peter mogi he is he was a securities and investment fraud attorney with the pensacola florida law firm eleven papen tonio i started by asking him what should be the priority moving forward when it comes to financial recovery and federal aid. i think there's got to be multiple tracks i mean you need basic services on a day to day basis we have to deploy defense resources we have to get into the island at
a greater pace with it this isn't just dropping off water this isn't dropping off food this is infrastructure you mentioned power it's not your typical power problem where you have power lines down you have power poles down i represent several hundred investors from the island and have for several years and i'm intimately familiar with with their their power agency because it's so decrepit in some of the bonds that they sold have blown up way before the hurricane so the problem is is that the infrastructure for their prop for power is gone and they almost need to start over so one of the first things we need to do is get power on the island so you have running water basic human services so our our puerto rican brother in down there can can have just just run of the mill day to day you know water health safety welfare and get the island back up to recovery that's one track and the other track obviously is going to be financial the they were in financial devastation due to the seventy two billion dollars of bonds that were in default
prior to the hurricane so there's there's got to be multiple lines and multiple tracks care for people on a day to day basis get the power grid back up and address the financial devastation that's been coming for years and i'm glad you brought up those bonds because president trump has obviously brought up puerto rico's financial situation seventy two billion dollars in debt already in bankruptcy proceedings that there's no question that puerto rico's ability to pay this debt has greatly diminished prior to the hurricane do you see any economic plan for puerto rico that would lead to cancellation of part any part of that or all of its debt. you know i really don't truly coming not that simple i kind of chuckled when i saw president trump and others say well let's just cancel the debt they kind of demonstrates a lack of understanding of who owns the debt or buys it will wall street we need to see mercy from wall street one fortunately or the vultures unfortunately it's not
necessarily wall street that owns the debt believe it or not most of the island wards percentages of their net worth their liquid net worth in puerto rican debt so if you cancel puerto rican debt then the people on the island are going to see their wealth just just wiped away and it's quite frankly what's happened so it's not as simple as let's cancel the debt but start over because a significant immaterial number of puerto ricans own the debt that we're talking about canceling it just doesn't work like that we've got to come up with a plan and right now there's a stay which does give time for for some analysis but they will stay to what the island get back on its feet to continue to pay the debt they have to pay the debt because the people that own most of it if all of a sudden it goes to zero or ten cents on the dollar or the income coming in to those people on an island that's already forty percent below the poverty you want forty percent of the people will live below the poverty line and then we're going to take away their income stream from the from the bonds that they own so it's not
quite that simple. and at a meeting with military leaders on thursday a president on all trumped war and media that they were witnessing the quote calm before the storm on the agenda of course talks about iran a self-proclaimed islamic state and north korea now the president's cryptic message didn't really explain which of these storms was brewing but one thing's for sure there are nuclear deal could face major changes in the upcoming week artie's the mound over there is in the news room with more details there so simone president trump is expected to decertify the deal what does that actually mean well manilla he's not killing the deal but what it means is that he's not well. at this point to recertify it which is something that's required every so often and trump is facing an october fifteenth deadline to tell congress whether iran is living up to its end of the deal so an announcement is expected before then this is what he said thursday night while meeting with military leaders we must not allow iran to or to
obtain nuclear weapons during a regime supports terrorism and exports violence bloodshed across the middle east that is why we must put in to a range of continued aggression and nuclear ambition they have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement and we will be discussing that tonight so manila if he doesn't fact decertify of the deal that will kick the issue back to congress which would then have sixty days to make a decision on whether to reimpose sanctions now simona as we heard trump says iran hasn't quote lived up to the spirit of agreement has iran really actually even violated the steel toe according to the international atomic energy agency iran has complied with a number of requirements agreed upon in the final deal back in twenty fifteen iran shipped more than twelve tons of enriched uranium to russia it mothballed thousands
of centrifuges necessary to enrich uranium for an atomic bomb and it removed from the reactor at iraq facility now by trump saying iran hasn't lived up to the spirit of the agreement he's most likely referring to the numerous ballistic missile tests the country has conducted since agreeing to the deal that the actions have been viewed by the u.s. and the united nations as provocative washington believes it's a step further they believe it's in strict violation of the deal but what about congress i mean what's congress got to say about this are they are they good with scrapping this whole deal not at all miguel you know the iran deal was never altogether popular in congress during the obama administration but it did have enough support to avoid a philip. and the consensus now is that denying the deal when the international community says iran is living up to it that it will be bad for international relations even trump's own defense secretary jim mattis has come out contradicting the president's claims about the deal maddest believes it is in the united states' best interest to stay while trump says the deal does not serve the country so big
contradiction there now speaking of international friends and allies how would the international partners react if the u.s. pulled out of this deal well it's important to remember that this agreement is not just between the united states and iran the iran nuclear deal was reached as part of a collaborative effort between iran and the u.s. the united kingdom france china russia and germany despite the uncertainty surrounding the u.s. european leaders say they are committed to salvaging the deal even with a potential u.s. withdrawal is expected to move to withdraw without u.s. allies and further isolate the country from its partners which the president seems to be doing and the president of iran had a warning as well it will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers in the world of politics the world will have lost a great opportunity but such unfortunate behavior will never run its course of
progress and advancement. ministration it's hard to tell exactly what will be announced until the time comes but given that trumps history of criticizing iran on the campaign trail and then as president it looks like congress is going to have one more task on their plate before the end of the month all right thank you so much for that report correspondent simone del rosario. now for more on the possible effects of trump unraveling the iran nuclear deal i spoke to investigative journalist gareth porter earlier i first asked gareth if he agreed with general dunford assessment that if america backed out of this feel that it could lead to difficulties for the u.s. in brokering partnerships later down the road here's what he had to say my view has been all along that iran was never really trying to get a nuclear weapon the whole history of that program that they started. in the one nine hundred eighty s. has been one of. voiding weapons of mass destruction that has been
a fundamental position of fundamental policy of the iranian government since it was established in one hundred seventy nine so i think what this shows is that the military leadership which general dunford represents is very wary of moves by the united states which could move toward a military confrontation with iran they do not want war with iran under any circumstances and i think this is a position that they feel has to be made clear in order to discourage any policy that would move in that direction and i think it's important to reiterate and dunford and a whole heap of other generals have said that iran has not falter has not breached anything on this deal as it's written that canceling it would say more about us as a nation what do you think this says about america's new foreign policy well in
fact this is not a new foreign policy this is a very well established foreign policy in fact i think if we look back over the three decades or two and a half decades of experience that involves both iran and north korea in terms of u.s. policy toward states that have moved towards a nuclear program where in the case of north korea even a self about nuclear weapons program. there is you know the evidence is very clear that what is wrong with this situation has been that the united states government and the political system have been unwilling to really offer a deal to either iran or north korea for all these years that would give either country the incentive to agree to what the united states has been asking of them and in other words the united states political system basically prefers to have a position or relationship of animosity and even to encourage by lack of
positive enforcement reinforcement either iran or north korea to go ahead with moving towards nuclear weapons rather than to have a fundamental agreement that would resolve have the dial issues between the two of them not just have a dialogue but resolve issues so that they could restore normal economic and political relations the u.s. government and the u.s. political system have been fundamentally unwilling to do that that is a fundamental problem that we have simply not come to grips with. less than a week ago secretary of state rex tillerson suggested the united states had opened back channel communications with north korea the president responded on twitter telling tillerson not to waste his time are to correspondent joseph ricci reports that confusion within the administration may be a way to mask the real target of u.s.
policy towards north korea. the united states has almost eight hundred military bases spread across seventy countries but one region in particularly has the eye of military planners in washington no not the middle east where the u.s. military footprint is everywhere i'm talking about the pacific at the end of the cold war neo cons in the pentagon drop a new global strategy the pivot to the pacific pivot has also been called the plan to contain china the fact of the matter is that through the ninety's there was this feeble or debate almost in policy circles in washington d.c. that the next great competitor was china and during the clinton administration there was a very tense argument where the china as a strategic competitor or china was a strategic partner most felt that it was some form of strategic competitor in any case at that point of time goes a democratic administration in office and many of the republican policy types who
were later to become known as the neoconservatives actually wanted to train their focus now that the sub union had collapsed onto china and campaign president trump railed against china since in our your asian his attention has turned to kim jong un rocket man is not a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the united states is ready willing and able but hopefully this will not be necessary but trump's change in tone doesn't mean the pressure is off of china china is north korea's main trading partner and the two countries have a historic relationship during the korean war for example when the u.s. nearly occupied the north china responded pushing the u.s. military to the brink of defeat for the chinese the entire row over north korea has to do with putting them in a corner more u.s. navy ships to the pacific threatens china's bid for control over the south china
sea meanwhile the chinese have openly protested the placing of the third missile defense system in south korea the korean peninsula is kind of a beachhead for american physical presence on the land territory of and from that perspective it's kind of the spear the leading edge of american presence in the ship and that if the pivot was about three dedicating america to an issue of pacific our deterrent strategy the korean peninsula would be one of the theatres in which the pivot would also play out now with russia's growing economic and diplomatic influence in the region the pivot to the pacific has another target politicians and pundits fear of nuclear armed north korea they should also be concerned with how china or russia might react to a strike on the north first however the u.s. should work out the details of the so-called pivot there was no real planning in
any depth or detail how the pivot should be rolled out how it should be communicated and what its outlines frameworks parameters and its details should be and that is the point at which i think hell broke lose joseph ricci reporting for r.t. in washington d.c. . recent study by the chicago council on global affairs indicates a shift in the collective thinking and feeling of americans when it comes to how we view global conflict the study was conducted over the last two years leading up to the elections of twenty six came and they found that americans seem to have found a new appetite for war so joining me to discuss the study is investigative journalist friend of the show and author. a max good to see you good to see you so what do you make of this chicago council study what why the shift in our collective views as americans well the washington post in a commentary framed these numbers as kind of the failure of donald trump's america
first policy but i and i think that donald trump has done a pretty horrible job of selling his policy there was a noninterventionist component that he campaigned on which proved pretty popular particularly in places like the rust belt. however i really think that if you look at these numbers you look at the internals and you look at when the poll was taken and when the numbers started to shift they started to shift when the election campaign began yeah they reflect a concerted campaign by the mainstream media and by the national security state which has unprecedented access and control over mainstream media particularly c.n.n. and m s n b c to bring the american public's views into line with the elites of our intervention is bipartisan foreign policy consensus in washington so you know two years of nonstop red baiting in russia hysteria and fear mongering over
north korea have done the trick particularly among democrats now speaking of the mainstream media why do you liberals tend to support interventionist policies at higher rates then than even republicans especially lately i mean. this is unusual isn't it yeah it is unusual and i mean we should. just talk about some of the numbers first i mean from two thousand and fifteen to this summer we saw a twenty percent surge in the number of americans who would support sending troops to defend south korea we also see for the first time in history a majority of americans willing to send u.s. troops to fight and die for latvia against russia and that is a reflection of their support for nato. liberals disproportionately support these militaristic policies which seem to support seem to suggest support for a hot war with russia and even a hot war with with china these you know would be disastrous if they took place and
so why did that take place it's because of the partisan war against donald trump who has been portrayed as an enemy of nato even though he's now as supportive of nato as ever and as sea as someone who is a manchurian candidate of russia who is controlled by putin's nine dimensional chess and his colluded with russia and so democrats tend to see russia and a negative light and they support intervention his policies but also if you look at c.n.n. and m s n b c versus fox news which is the defacto channel of the republican party and trump you see nonstop. contributors from the national security state like james clapper. michael hayden the former cia director pushing these kinds of militaristic policies and so these are the channels the democrats watch and their media including the washington post and the new york times has really stepped up the fear mongering and militarism that echo chamber of each other right so it's so you see
a total reversal from the bush period the bush era when democrats were staunchly against the iraq war because this was bush's war and now you see the people that are against guns that are against mass shooting favoring pointing guns and committing mass shootings abroad go figure now they're like you said you brought up nato there's also been an attack on americans opinion on defending. eastern european countries like lithuania who are and lot you who are members of nato in spite of like you said during the campaign trail trump railing against it. bashing nato back then has obviously reversed course how do you view this posture of the american people yeah this is no this is a great question i mean in two thousand and fourteen victoria nuland assistant secretary of state wife of the neo conservative. robert kagan said that americans were ready to fight and die for lack that wasn't true at the time now it is in these ad attitudes have been manufactured they've been partly manufactured by nato propaganda we heard a lot especially on c.n.n.
from figures like jake tapper deep state jake who almost every show is pushing regime change in one of the non-compliant states we heard a lot about the pod military exercises i think in romania where russia was said to have amassed one hundred thousand troops on nato borders even democracy now reported that turned out that it yen stoltenberg the head of nato was pushing out this lie that there would be one hundred thousand troops i think less than ten thousand troops in the end appeared for these military exercises this was supposed to terrify the states it was absolute bluster and pro-war propaganda and it's we've seen that reflected in these attitudes all right thank you so much as always interesting perspective investigative journalist and author maxwell mental. the twenty seventeen nobel peace prize was awarded to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons in oslo norway today launched back in two thousand and seven the global campaign coalition consists of four hundred sixty eight
non-governmental organizations in over one hundred different countries the one point one million dollars prize comes amid heightened tensions of course between north korea and the united states look at the threats of nuclear war today just to make you feel safe. nuclear weapons costs permanent in security. and this treaty and our campaign has a very strong but that's enough not. the geneva based i can actively campaigned for the treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons adopted by one hundred twenty two countries at the united nations back in july the united states russia britain france and china boycotted negotiations while india pakistan and north korea did not vote. coming up later on our team maryland helps inmates return to society through community needy ation that and more in our segment race in america with ashley banks that's coming up stay tuned. there's
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all right it's time for our weekly segment called race in america with miss actually breaks there. hey there actually what we have on the agenda today hey there minnillo right now race in america will be discussing how the state of maryland is working to decrease its number of repeat offenders since two thousand and eight maryland has been running a real entry mediation program that has helped hundreds of inmates and has reduced the chances of an individual being arrested post release according to a twenty fourteen report whenever an inmate mediation the possibility of an arrest post release was reduced by thirteen percent the probability of conviction was reduced as well this time by fifteen percent there are several community based mediation centers working with the prison reentry program in maryland so even after
an inmate has been released there are follow up mediation sessions to try to prevent an individual from returning to jail this week in maryland will host its fourth annual run for the reentry program bringing awareness to the importance of helping inmates return to society joining me now to continue this conversation is jerry thomas director of baltimore's prison re-entry mediation centurion erica bridge first director of training at community mediation maryland and community organizer of the baltimore these fire three sixty five thank you both for joining me i want to start with you jerry first why isn't it more tent that individuals go through mediation before being released from prison. well it gives them an opportunity to address things. pre-release rather than wait until they go home and then face difficult situations.
that may actually cause them to be rearrested or to hear or won't. ask questions about things in the past. and to resolve present things or even just to check in to see what's changed and what's different. over to make points. to make going move forward. for this success on the outside to make connections with their support systems because people need positive relationships they need other things like housing and jobs and so this gives them an opportunity. to. actually be more successful erica jerry touched on some of the challenges made face but if you can go and expand upon that the challenges that inmate families of inmates beef and meat are released from prison.
well you know we know from the research that what happens in the first forty eight hours of someone being released these term is where they're going to be in the next three to six months and so if people don't have those strong family relationships strong community ties if they haven't resolved things before they came home senses are they're going to come home within the first forty eight hours and going on the path is going to lead them back to prison because they don't have any other options and so likewise with families family structures may have changed while someone was in prison the person themselves who's you know who's coming home they may be very different and so i might think things are going to be one way when i get home and then my family thinks is going to be a different way and it's better that we have those conversations you know i might think oh i can reconnect with mark is everything will be fine but the grandmamma who who's been raising my children since i've been in prison may have some other
thoughts about what that needs to look like so and there's a very traumatic we know that one of the things one of the things that are trauma based things is when people have someone in their family or in the house or sent to prison. we know that there is a trauma inducer and so and then leads to other things down the road and so the more people are able to heal from just the trauma of losing someone to the prison system for a period of time the better the family is going to be that people and communities are going to be better that people have had a chance to heal as much of that as they came in before people come home very jerry i want to hear from you what do you do for those and make sure you don't have anyone who can support them when making an exit from prison well we're actually not able to do anything the limitations really are.
we're limited pretty much and what we can do it's really focused on people that has someone to connect to unfortunately there are times when i run across people where they don't have they actually don't have any one family members have passed away. and there's actually no one for them to connect to so we don't provide other services referrals. you know. you know so when we can advocate. you know. that we have to do with the partnership that we have of corrections. so people are welcome once they're released if. they come if they can come to the
good thing is that the center that i work. literally. from where the facilities are. served so they're welcome to come to the. resources. to as well actually. the prison system. so. resources that people can avail and it sounds like a really good thing gerri you and erica are working for and it sounds like the program is making strides and helping and mates who are really is to not be repeat offenders and looks like we ran out of time i think you both gerry thomas director of baltimore's entry mediation center and the bridge for director of training at community mediation maryland and community organizer baltimore ceasefire three
sixty five thank you again thank you. columbus day is coming up in a few days some are excited as it means a day off than a time to remember christopher columbus you know the italian explorer who became famous for supposedly discovering the new world that you and i live in however for years some have been calling for the day to either be removed from our calendar or to be renamed because columbus didn't really discover this world at least ten million native americans were living here long before he decided to fail across the atlantic ocean according to studies as a result of his disk. every ninety percent of the native american population was a wiped out through war and diseases brought over by europeans to this day native americans are still struggling and fighting for their rights some cities like nashville san francisco l.a. and austin have already renamed the home one day just yesterday in austin the city
council voted to replace the holiday with indigenous peoples day to celebrate native americans one of the council members said quote we have a saying that columbus a didn't discover america he was lost well that's it for race in america i'm actually banks follow me on twitter at actually banks underscore r t and don't forget to question more back to manila thanks for that actually this week marks sixty years since the soviet union sent the world's first manmade satellite up into space while the launch of sputnik one surprise the american public newly declassified intelligence documents show that u.s. leaders were really caught off guard. explains. america's intelligence agency has declassified nearly sixty documents to mark the sixtieth anniversary of sputnik's launch into orbit a cia report released on wednesday reveals for the first time that president dwight d. eisenhower administration and the u.s.
military expected the soviet union to successfully launch an earth satellite no later than one nine hundred fifty seven when news of sputnik's launch broke on october fourth one nine hundred fifty seven the american public was shocked the cold war was about a decade old and so was the cia according to fifty nine newly declassified intelligence documents president eisenhower's comm reaction to the soviet satellite launch was a result of the president being forewarned well in advance by the cia at that time the soviets and the americans had been working on satellite technology president eisenhower was worried about the soviet union's missile capability and was reportedly reluctant to invest military resources in a space race sputnik was a one hundred eighty pound aluminum sphere jammed full of communications equipment with four spindly legs attached it careened through space for three months circling the earth while emitting
a regular pattern of beeps its launch in one thousand nine hundred fifty seven was a major victory for the soviets and kicked off the cold war space race as we know it eventually led the u.s. to launch its own satellite from cape canaveral one year later reporting from miami marine important r.t. and meghan kelly has graced the portals of n.b.c. television and one critic calls it a cataclysmic disaster of unparalleled portion and who might that critic be you wonder none other than the master of understatement my friend legal and media analyst lionel of lionel media all right lionel i got to say i think maybe you're being a little harsh. well let's look at the detail of the tape twenty three million dollars a year for three years as is reported sixty nine million dollars almost as much as your package almost all what are you going to do
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a good sixty minutes she was beaten by reruns of name that tune oh you know. what i want to hear what does n.b.c. have to say about this how was it did they see this coming could they not have anticipated this. you. know so what they did was they said oh my god jump into a hold of fat cheese ball let's put her on during that today's show get rid of al roker get rid tamron hall now she's on this show and. i had an berg let's go down the list out of the tape how did she do would she cut off tom brokaw in the middle of the big this was issued on gun control you don't do that debra messing was fearless who didn't know how she ended up with her and then in the best one ever she has jane fonda on and says change let's talk about your
plastic surgery fund is it what are you talking about h one disaster by listen to this. after this show this nine o'clock there is no other place to go and n.b.c. is not going to say well we'll ride this out oh no prediction you're going to see her move off to throw sorry it's a big mistake one of the most. horrible think of new coke for your time in a. wider lou army little big horn there's a little desaster this is i've got to say this is the one time i have not been able to really research our topic because i have to admit i haven't seen it myself i haven't watched it but i do know that they moved around but you know you're kind of the purveyor of taste here at r t america so i'm going to i'm going to go with what you tell me and maybe i'm saving myself an hour every morning of my life that i'll
never get back i don't know what is it but it's interesting you say let's take you for example everybody's favorite your neck you could see this this woman this sari does not connect ice queen does it doesn't work it's. ok to spell that any way you like we will leave it at that thank you as always for brightening up my friday media and legal analyst lionel of media thank you my friend thank you have a great weekend. i magine experience where you can take the best things out of each season and enjoy it to the fullest beautiful fall colors lives the sounds of birds without having to really endure any of that cold while our tears natasha sweet has more on where you can find this kind of reality and know it is not a daring. fall it's in the air and if you want to dance for hearing the sound of the wind on your skin you don't have to wait until the weather gets colder our tech
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developed at microsoft. what we just heard was a lot of people you know clapping to create thunder and get the rain to go and those sound activated stations this autumn installation wants to interact with you even after you leave the doors making its visitors part of the live elements the leaves that we see floating around are all created by visitors that come through here in the back of our media that you're able to call originally and then that leaves magically appears on our walls and becomes a. every changing installation organizers hope the fall like insulation gives its visitors a break from the everyday hustle we are constantly you know on our phones because we're looking for that stimulation and walking into the space you really put your phone down because you can you know interact it's almost like a digital playground a digital playground that changes with the seasons in washington and suites all right that does it for now for the stories we're just covered going into that com
forward slash party america check out our website argued that com parts latin america where right there at military the number to question or have a great content. more and more stories keep coming out about how medlars used facebook google and twitter to further their evil cause of interfering with our election so far the stories have focused on how these sites were used almost as innocent victims but it looks like the stories will shift soon enough i'm just calling the internet giants
the meddlers themselves because they've been summoned to washington to testify congress has called on executives from all three tech giants to testify in the probe of russia's allegedly interference according to the n.b.c. the senate intelligence committee has asked them to appear at a public hearing on november first and if they do you can expect the media to start turning their coverage toward the question who's the real medlar here the people who use the platforms to get out the messages they want or the platforms themselves who take money from anyone at all apparently to push. any kind of message whether real or not and it probably won't be very pretty for the billionaires helping these companies in fact politico is already on it they ran an article already in titled internet billionaires prepare for their public shaming they can't wait to watch zuckerberg squirm apparently as the author of the article imagines quote claim the naive a role that fits the contour of his personality as tightly as usual t.
shirt we've got a full month for the media to warm us up for the public shaming in front of congress and according to politico capitol hill will then quote slice into strips and barbecue him now that sounds fine to me i mean while the whole rush of probe continues to swirl like a classic shameless witch and it's pretty clear that facebook and twitter and google did in fact meddle in the election zuckerberg even admits that much these companies run by billionaires are the real medlars and they should be taken to task for their role in making society gross in general and i mean really gross i'm talking way beyond the scope of the twenty sixteen election but here's the part that doesn't sound fine to me these hearings could very well serve an entirely different purpose than saving our democracy what they could do is serve to justify more censorship from the government because after their public shaming could very well come their time of contrition where they work hard hidden hand with the
rejected tonight as a comedy shoulda not defect by the corporate media. would you go after the corporations that just more your lives profit over people at every turn. the data tonight for me is like medicine it's like a cancer joke from all the stress that the news but still under redacted tonight is a show where you can go to cry from laughing about the stuff that's going on in the world as opposed to just regular crying we're going to find out what the corporate mainstream media is not telling you about how we're going to filter it through some satirical comedic lenses to make it more digestible that's what we do every week hard hitting radical comedy news like redacted tonight is where it's up. to. people.
greetings and salutations thirty six women and twenty two men from ages twenty to sixty seven were fatally shot and over four hundred people injured this week when a gunman opened fire on over twenty thousand people enjoying a country music concert in las vegas in the days following the event the media looked into every single crumb of information on the shooter stephen paddick a name we now know well we know patrick like to gamble that he was considered cheap by las vegas sex workers who called him a regular and that he had his hair cut two months ago smelling of alcohol the killer see.