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good morning, it is october 12th, 2019. welcome to "cbs this morning saturd." defiant testimony. despite a ban from president trump, the former ambassador to ukraine testifies about why she was ousted from her job. as well as new reports emerge that rudy giuliani is under investigation for his dealings in ukraine. fighting a fistorm. high winds accelerate two deadly and destructive wildfires in southern california. see how firefighters are trying to save homes and lives. tokyo typhoon. one of the most powerful storms to hit the city in over 60 years
rips apart buildings and tosses cars like toys. we're on the ground with the latest. plus, an imperfect solution. ten million tons of food is thrown away each year just because it looks a little bit off. we will show the growing market for imperfect fruits and vegetables that is saving the planet and 50% off your grocery bill. >> good deal. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. thriey've been trying to st us with a lot of crap. >> the president unloads at his latest rally. >> they know they can't win on election they so they're pursuing an illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional bull [ bleep ] impeachment. [ cheers ] the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine defying the white house, speaking to congress in the impeachment inquiry. >> a gripping and emotional account of presidential abuse of power.
the acting head of homeland security is stepping down. kevin mcaleenan telling reporters he's leaving on his own terms. president trump's tax records could soon be in the hands of lawmakers after an appeals court upheld a lower court's resuming. fast-moving wildfires forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes in southern california. at least two people have died. >> for lack of a better description, this is full-on war. the u.s. is threatening economic sanctions against turkey if they continue to attack british civilians in northeastern syria. actress and activist jane fonda was arrested on the steps of the capitol while protesting climate crisis. >> thank you, jane! all that -- >> kenyan distance runner became the firefightst to run a marath under two hours. wow. and all that matters -- >> shepherd smith stunned viewers by announcing he's leaving the network. >> wait. did i hear shepherd smith is leaving? is he leaving because of bad ratings? on "cbs this morning
saturday." >> i'm talking to you. >> this is the cutest video. a little girl asks her big brother to help her escape her crib. >> can i get out? >> yep. >> levi comes to the rescue, and it was caught on the nanny cam. >> thank you, levi. >> thank you, levi. great escape. >> i forgot my binky. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by brought to you by toyota -- let's go places. . welcome to the weekend. i love that. what a cutie pie. i'm michelle miller with jeff glor. jericka duncan is back with us again. this morning we're going to take you to a high-end restaurant. emphasis on the word "high." the lowell cafe in west hollywood is the first restaurant in america that serves marijuana along with its food. we'll show you what they had to do to pull it off and why even
nonusers enjoy this hot spot. we'll go to minnesota to speak with leif anger who waited ten years to write his book. we'll tell you what caused the delay and a move with a small movie theater, town, and second chance. and ranked in the top 500 albums of all time, but liz p phair's career has had fits and starts. we'll talk about her memoir. and she'll perform in our "saturdasession." a impeachment inquiry by house democrats into president trump's dealings with ukraine on. friday the president's former ambassador to ukraine testified before a congressional panel about how she was removed from her job. is as "the new york times" reports federal prosecutors are investigating mr. trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, for his involvement in ukraine. the president went to the campaign trail in louisiana to vent his frustrations and to
rally his base. natalie brand begins our coverage in all this. she is at the white house where president trump returned last night. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the campaign rally came hours after the president announced a partial trade deal with china. while that was mentioned last night, it certainly wasn't the focus. it was the impeachment inquiry that had the president most fired up, describing it in profane terms. >> they know they can't win on action day so they're pursuing an illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional [ bleep ] impeachment. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president trump again railed against house democrats as he rallied supporters for the second night in arow. >> for nearly three years, democrats have waged a nonstop battle to overturn your vote, overall your voice -- overrule your voice, override your values. >> reporter: nearly three weeks into the formal impeachment
inquiry, ten subpoenas have now been issued with deadlines next week for rudy giuliani. on friday the president appeared to distance himself from giuliani. >> your personal attorney -- >> i don't know. i haven't spoken to rudy. i spoke to him yesterday briefly. he's a very good attorney, and he has been my attorney, yes. >> reporter: cbs news has learned giuliani will stay on mr. trump's legal team but will not participate in matters related to ukraine. on thursday, two giuliani associates, lev parnas and igor fruman, were arrested on federal campaign finance charges. while giuliani was not named in the indictment, the two are linked to his efforts to investigate former vice president joe biden and his son, hunter. as the impeachment investigation escalates, the ongoing trade war with china appeared to ratchet down friday. >> we knew that we were going to have a very successful phase
one. >> reporter: the president and china's vice premier announced an agreement in principle on phase one of a trade deal. while specifics have not been released, the president says china has agreed to some intellectual property protections and will step up agricultural purchase to an billion. in return, the u.s. will hold off on the tariff hike that had been scheduled to take effect next week on $250 billion worth of chinese imports. a decision has not been made on the tariffs scheduled for december, and the administration acknowledges much work remains to be done in the weeks and months ahead. phase one of this deal must still be finalized before negotiators can begin to tackle phase two. >> all right. thank you. former u.s. ambassador to the ukraine, marie yovanovitch, defied a state department order and testified before a house committee. behind closed doors, she described what she calls as a
concerted effort to oust her from office, and she said it was led by the presen nancy cordes is on capitol hill. i jest don't know her -- i just don't know her. >> reporter: president trump suddenly softened friday on the woman he fired, but that didn't stop marie yovanovitch. the former ambassador to ukraine defied his orders and spoke to congress. behind closed doors, the 33-year veteran of the foreign service, said she was abruptly ordered this april to come back to washington on the next plane. she says the deputy secretary of state told her she had done nothing wrong but that the president had lost confidence in her and that there had been a concerted campaign against her. >> she got fired finally, but she was blocking it. >> reporter: that concerted campaign may have originated with the president's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, who repeatedly claimed that yovanovitch was keeping ukraine
from investigating the president's campaign rival, joe biden. >> we were blocked by the ambassador who eventually got fired. >> reporter: but there is no evidence biden did anything wrong. and yovanovitch says she never asked ukraine to refrain from investigating actual corruption. in fact, quite the opposite. >> there has been progress, including this year the establishment of the anti-corruption court. >> reporter: yovanovitch speculates that contacts of mr. giuliani, like the two men arrested this week, may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti-corruption policy in ukraine. house democrats say her removal is more evidence of the president bending his foreign policy apparatus. >> i heard very bad things about her. >> reporter: to serve his personal crusade against biden. >> let me get back to biden. right? remember? where's hunter?
last night i id where's hunter? >> reporter: at least four more witnesses have been scheduled for depositions next week. and some of them, like yovanovitch, now say that they will cooperate despite white house orders. for "cbs this morning saturday," i'm nancy cordes on capitol hill. president trump is looking to name the fifth homeland security secretary of his presidency. on friday acting dhs secretary kevin mcaleenan resigned after six months on the job. mcaleenan had been at odds with the president over the department's immigration policies. in a tweet, president trump thanked him and said he would announce a new acting secretary next week. and its ability to address large-scale immigration flows -- >> children -- >> okay. thank you. >> this week, mcaleenan left a speech at georgetown university when protesters began shouting the names of migrant children who died while in federal custody. mcaleenan was the fourth person to head up the dhs since
president trump's inauguration. the agency employs nearly a quarter of a million people and is tasked with border protection. the secret service and election and cybersecurity. house democrats are one step closer to gaining access to some of president trump's key financial records. mr. trump has refused to release documents that would shed light on his business interests. friday a federal appeals court ruled an accounting firm's records documenting trump dealings from 2011 to 2018 can be turned over to the house oversight committee. those documents do not include mr. trump's tax returns, a focus of another court battle. the president could appeal the latest ruling to the supreme court. meteorologists are expecting a third day of high winds and extreme fire conditions today in southern california. those winds have already spread two deadly and destructive wildfires. one of them in the mountains of north los angeles. the other about 70 miles east of the city. errol barnett has been in the middle of those firefights for the past two days and joins us
this morning from the porter ranch neighborhood of los angeles. errol, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me you're seeing one of the estimated 31 homes damaged or destroyed by what's known as the saddle ridge fire. it seemed to explode with a vengeance late thursday evening and scorched over 7,500 acres in what is a densely populated area just north of los angeles. now these fires have also claimed lives. you have one reported death here and another in one hour east of this area. wild winds and flying embers ignited the hills north of los angeles, prompting evacuations to more than 100,000 people. it's estimated some 31 structures have been damaged or destroyed. >> the winds are blowing, the instances are here, it's going to burn. >> reporter: the fire began overnight thursday just behind donna's sylmar home. >> we packed up the cats and the dog and my two sons, and by the
time we did that, it was fully engulfed. >> reporter: this was home to the manukian family who came to america from iran. serena manukian says they lived here years. >> it symbolized my parents' hard work. they came here as immigrants with $45 in their pockets and worked so hard to move up to this house. and then this is what happens. >> reporter: in calla mesa, east of los angeles, investigators know how the sandalwood fire began. they say this trash truck, seen in this video shot by a passing motorist, dumped burning trash alongside a field of dry brush. >> i said, you cannot stay here. with the wind and the field, you're going to catch everything on fire. that's exactly what happened. >> reporter: the fire quickly spread and ravaged this mobile home park. one person died, and at least 76 structures were destroyed. >> we've identified the cause
obviously, but we're still investigating whether or not there will be any type of criminal charges pending. >> reporter: back at the saddleridge fire on l.a.'s northern edge, winds died down friday giving local residents a moment to count their blessings. >> there are flow words i can express -- no words i can express. our home is still here, and it's because of all of these guys. >> reporter: that sentiment is reflected just about everywhere. the fire right now is 13% contained. we do expect the number to increase later today. fire officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation orders, as well. they've given residents about five minutes with an escort to come home and collect some of their belongings. here's the irissue -- hot, dry, offshore winds that fueled the fires are expected to continue through today. fire officials are not taking any chances. >> errol, thank you. a major autumn snowstorm has pounded the northern plains. a blizzard warning is in effect
for north dakota today. the storm left more than a foot of snow in bismarck, the capital, and elsewhere. major highways were closed friday after more than a dozen road rescues. even snowplows were forced off the roads because of poor visibility. jeff berardelli joins us with the rest of the nation's weather. good morning. good morning. good morning, everyone. it is too early for this cold and this snow, so maybe think about hibernation until about april or so. looking at the map, look at the blizzard in the northern plains states. very heavy snow, gusts to 60 miles per hour. the possibility of up to 30 inches of snow, impossible driving conditions. so be very careful there. big sprawling area of low pressure right there carving out the jet stream. on the western side, with the counterclockwise flow driving down it would air. the past two days, we've seen over 100 record lows. this morning, another 20 are in jeopardy. it will be mild up and down the eastern seaboard. right there is the core of the cold air. because of it, very early season
cold alerts, freeze warnings from green bay to des moines to kansas city, joplin, and oklahoma city. this is how cold it is to start your day today. brutally cold. bismarck, feels like the teens in aberdeen, billings, feels like 11. here's the good news -- as the day goes on, in the southern plains, temperatures will recover into the 50s and 60s in places like oklahoma city. there's a struggle in the atlantic between winter and summer, a nor'easter has transitioned into subtropical storm melissa which has winds around 50 miles per hour, big waves. very rough surf. but the good news is this storm is moving out and conditions improving through the weekend. >> no nor'easter, jeff. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> good news. the pentagon says the main u.s. base in syria has been evacuated after coming under fire from turkish air strikes. it comes as turkish forces step up their bombardment of northeast syria this morning for what will be its fourth day. the u.s. says three artillery
shells landsed within a couple of hundred yards from american soldiers manning that post. no one was injured. turkey says the base was not -- not the intended target. president trump authorized a round of wall of troops in syria. the turkish president is dismissing the criticism of the operation saying turkey has no intention of stopping, mow matter what anyone else. observers say at least 30 civilians have been killed since the offensive began. charlie d'agata is in northeast syria with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. in addition to a turkish military invasion, kurdish forces here have the isis threat to contend with. now overnight, we heard gun battles and a huge explosion. apparently a car bomb outside a nearby isis prison. that's not the only place they're trying to break out.
a turkish shell slams into an isis prison compound. moments later, isis prisoners are seen making a break for it. kurdish forces all right stretched too thin warned us they'd struggled to contain isis detainees if turkey attacked. the militant group has already taken advantage of the power vacuum, detonating a massive car bomb where we'd been covering the aftermath of a turkish military attack. that was only a couple of blocks from where we were. we've pulled back from there. it just gives you an idea who for civilians you never know where the next attack is going to come from. a random turkish mortar took the leg of 7-year-old sarah and the life of her 11-year-old brother. she covered her ears, not wanting to be reminded of the horrors as her mother told us what happened. i understand there was shelling in that neighborhood the day before. did you think about leaving? "we were planning to leave," she
said, "because everyone else had already left. we were five minutes late. we couldn't make it." has sarah asked you why this has happened? "yes, she's scared." she says, "mom, why this, who's attacking us?" i say, "i don't know. just pray to god to protect us." at the hospital somebody asked where i came from. when i said america that would normally elicit a warm response. now many blame america for what's happening here. they say u.s. military support was the only thing stopping this turkish onslaught, and now that's gone. for "cbs this morning saturday," charlie d'agata in northeast syria. there is some breaking news out of japan this morning. a magnitude 5.7 earthquake was felt throughout tokyo. it happened just as typhoon hagibas, the largest storm to hit japan in over half a cent y
century, made landfall. rhe ramy inocencio is there. what did you feel? >> reporter: our building shook and rattled when the 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the tokyo region just about 90 minutes ago. the city is now being pummelled by the start of the typhoon with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. hagibas means speed in philippifilipino, and it is the largest storm to hit japan in at least six decades. at least one person is confirmed dead in chiba. a man died after a tornado flipped over his car. flooding is also reported southwest of tokyo. rivers have swelled, and boats have overturned. mudslide warnings have also been issued. hagibas is about to bear down on tokyo where the wind and rain is only getting worse. and it's affecting a lot of people. greater tokyo is the most heavily populated metropolitan area on earth with over 35
million people. nearly all transport links in and out of tokyo have come to a halt. this includes japan's famous bullet trains and flights into the city's two main airports. the storm has forced the partial cancelation of two major sporting events, that's the formula one and the rugby world cup. this area could get two to three feet of rain overnight. and that's prompting officials to issue evacuation warnings across the entire area. while tokyo is really well prepared to deal with this situation, authorities are taking no chances and have warned everyone to stay inside. it's been at least a generation since a typhoon like this has ever hit tokyo. and what is one of the world's biggest cities now looks and feels very much like a ghost town. for "cbs this morning saturday," ramy inocencio. >> thank you. it is about 21 minutes past the hour. here's the weather for your weekend. ♪
reminutes in mexico. -- remain in mexico. that's the instructionm u.s. immigration officials to asylum seekers who must wait out their cases on the southern side of the border. we'll take you there and find out why it exposes many to extreme danger. plus, free throws and free speech. still ahead this morning, the massive uproar in china sparked by a tweet from an nba general manager. how it's devastated the league's relationship and one of its most important foreign markets. later, finding a market for produce that is not quite ready for a photo shoot. we'll look at companies who say imperfect fruits and vegetables can save you money and save the planet.
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federal investigations and you were cleared. i'm curious about how the past year has changed you. were you surprised, neil, that you were even involved in a me too allegation? people who know you and love you were very surprised. were you? >> i -- you know, life is, you know, day to day. you don't know what's going to happen or who's going to say anything about anything. what i do know is that you -- there's an understandable urge for people to take sides, to have opinions, even in the absence of information or even partial information. and the entire point of an investigation is to be thorough and to get to the bottom of
everything. but it doesn't seem to -- to -- for some people it doesn't matter i suppose. for due process, it matters greatly. >> it does matter. >> for just the effort to get to the truths that are out there. >> you did write in a public letter that's not in the book that the past year changed the way you think about personal space, and you would rethink it and be more sensitive in the future. >> yeah, i have a lot of sort of spillage of personality, right. like hey, how you doing? so -- spillage. so i -- i mean, the concept of personal space has evolved over the years. yeah. >> letters in the book, in terms of those, they really span the range from big foot to letters to your father. >> yeah. big foot is in there. >> calling tony a poo-poo head. >> one person wrote in as an adult, deeply apologetic that when he was 10 he had accused me of being a poo-poo head for
welcome back. we begin this half hour with a new report from the physicians for human rights. it claims the trump administration's asylum-seeking policies are inflecting trauma on migrants -- inflicting trauma on migrants. the policy was put in place by homeland security secretary kevin mcaleenan who resigned on friday. cbs news has learned the migrant protection protocols or mpp, also known as remain in mexico, have been expanded and requires all asylum seekers to wait in court proceedings.ation of their mireya villarreal spoke with some of the migrants and those trying to help them in nuevo laredo, mexico.
some people if they are identified as migrants in the streets, they might be kidnapped. >> reporter: it's that dangerous? >> yeah, it's that dangerous. >> reporter: dr. fabiola pintado with doctors without borders says were m half the asylum sukers they've spoken to -- seekers they've spoken to have been victims of migrants. mpp or remain in mexico took effect in january and so far has required 51,000 people seeking asylum in the u.s. to wait in mexico for their hearings. do you believe that this program is protecting them? >> it's not safe for people to came back to mexico and wait, that's for sure. >> we're closing the loopholes -- >> reporter: acting customs and border patrol commissioner mark morgan credits the program for the decrease in enforcement action. >> with mmp, migrants are receiving due process and protection while the united states is installing integrity to our immigration system. >> reporter: we embedded with doctors without borders in nuevo
laredo, mexico, to see mpp up close. right now we're heading to one of the shelters where there are a lot of migrants in the mpp program. i expect that they will be on edge because this is one of the locations where the director was himself a victim of a kidnapping. this honduran woman is part of the program and told us her husband was kidnapped when they got sent back to mexico. he was eventually released because they didn't have money to give his kidnappers. she is stuck because it's very difficult in her home country, and here it's just as bad. what has the program done for this city? >> i think that they were not prepared, 99% have never -- >> reporter: daniel rosa is a local journalist in nuevo laredo who covered the violence in mexico for 20 years, and more recently has been following the issues the migrants are facing. what makes migrants so vulnerable? >> they have no family. they have no papers.
the authorities don't respect them. they -- they cannot ebe -- can e exto extorted. >> reporter: u.s. policies have stranded asylum seekers in mexico where they are vulnerable to violence, theft, and extortion by cartels, gangs, and police authorities. the group says 12 out of the 15 asylum seekers they spoke to showed signs of post traumatic stress disorder. and children are not immune. it might look like the kids are just coloring. what they're doing is a special exercise to keep them what parts of their body people can and can't touch, and also who they can trust. >> i've seen people being kidnapped twice. >> reporter: philippe reyes is a psychologist. he's treated asylum seekers for everything from depression to ptsd. how long could the symptoms last? >> it can last a lifetime. >> reporter: we caught up with the mayor, and he insists that the migrants are safe and the violence in his city is under control. for "cbs this morning saturday," mireya villarreal in laredo,
texas. >> such a difficult issue. >> heartbreaking to look at the faces of those kids. >> i know. and ptsd, that is serious mental health issue number one for them. >> a lot of tough decisions to make. we have more news ahead. first, here's the weather for your weekend. ♪ china was an important and growing market for the nba. that is until a tweet heard around the world. up next, columnist and asia expert isaac stone fish sorts out the crisis facing the league. and kenneth craig with an approach to getting more and more produce to consumers.
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counterreaction here in the u.s. the flare-up is the subject of an opinion piece published in the "washington post" entitled "the nba thinks it can ignore politics in china, it's wrong." we are joined by the author and contributor, isaac stone fish, who has written two other articles on this this week. good morning. >> good morning. >> you wrote in the "washington post" article that in today's china the nba is a political organization. expands on that. >> china today is such a political place, and the party which rules china tries to hide that fact. but the nba in china partners with the ministry of education, it has a training camp in the chinese region of shinjong, where there are a million muslims in concentration camps. it legitimizes the party's rule and the party's crimes against humanity. and it does this while at the same time pretending that it's not political. >> the nba's had a challenging time to say the least in
responding to all of this.where they're at now? >> the nba i think has done nice job with commissioner silver's statement which says they stand up for free speech in china, but i think a lot of the damage has already been done. >> it didn't make anybody happy it seemed like. right? >> it's really hard to thread the line between wt the communist party and what chinese citizens want and what americans want. and this is -- this has been a really tough time for the nba. >> it comes down to dollar signs. millions of dollars have been lost. you said ten cent, a digital platforming network that works with the nba, has a $1.5 billion contract with the organization. >> they do. so they are paying the nba quite a huge sum to stream its games in china. they said they were stepping away. now because the nba is still in political hot water, wouldn't be surprised if ten cent tries to say, remember that deal, these numbers need to be a little bit loer. it's a good time for them and
not for the nba. >> i mean, really the issue is whether or not people in the u.s., american citizens, have a right to their freedom of speech in this country. >> right. right. that's such a great point. i think the way beijing sees it is that questions about hong kong is something that it should decide and it should police the way that americans speak. and because the nba does so much business in china, they -- they don't really know how to come down on that issue. >> not a lot of issues in washington right now are uniting both republicans and democrats. >> right. >> this one is. >> certainly is. i think for a lot of republicans, because they don't want to attack trump on russia, they don't want to wade into that whole thing, they feel like they can be stronger and tougher on the china issue. democrats also feel like this is an area that they can speak out on. and yeah, i mean, it's nice to see some bipartisan unity. >> isaac stone. if you weren't paying attention to what's going on in hong kong as a sports fan, perhaps you are now. thank you. misfit fruit and vegetables
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you may have never heard of the ugly produce movement, but what started as a small way to combat the massive problem of food waste in this country has turned into a big business. startups are now selling funky looking fruits and vegetables that would have been thrown away, delivering them to customers' doorsteps at a frtion of the cost. critics say it's the wrong approach, but farmers on the front lines told kenneth craig it's the way of the future. >> reporter: up here in this area, we've got -- right over 2,000 acres -- >> reporter: we met juan gonzalez in the heart of california farm country where about 90% of america's cauliflower is harvested every
year. but he says until recent years his farms were also the site of a staggering amount of food waste. >> ten million pounds a year. >> reporter: ten million pounds? >> ten million pounds a year. >> reporter: vegetables that never made it to store shelves, rejected simply for looking a little different. >> cauliflower historically, everybody knows cauliflower as being white. but in order to keep organic cauliflower white, you got to break the leaves or tie the leaves. keep the sun from hitting this head of cauliflower. >> reporter: a store will say this is a little bit too yellow for me up top, we can't take it? >> we can't take it. >> reporter: wow. usda guidelines separate vegetables into grades based on things like size and color. and large vietnam retailers including supermarkets often follow those strict beauty standards. that's led to ten million tons of cosmetically imperfect or unharvested food last each year. so this is the perfect one right here. this is the imperfect.
>> this is the imperfect -- >> the imperfect. >> good, delicious -- >> reporter: tastes perfectly good to me. some flaws are easier to see than others. >> carrots they grow underground, so if you hit a hard spot, they tend to turn and twist and grow uneven. there's nothing wrong with them, they just look funky. i think they look pretty gnarly, but they're funky. >> you'll get peaches, plums -- >> reporter: one man's trash that become another man's treasure for ven who saw imperfect produce as the perfect recipe and name for a new business model. when founded imperfect produce, what was the goal? >> the goal was really to fix a part of the food system starting with produce and eventually moving into the wider food system. we could solve the environmental impact of all the food gone to waste. we could make it more affordable and start to talk a small bite out of this whole problem of food deserts where we could
deliver healthy produce to people for more affordable in the grocery store. funny story i tell about peppers is, to be grade a it has to be able to stand on its own two feet. something that's like misshamen and can't stand on its own or has scarring isn't going to make it to the supermarket. >> reporter: his company is the offshoot of a student led movement he started with a friend in college. >> we noticed there was a huge amount of food going to waste in our dining halls from giant buffets. and the same time, there was hunger in the community. so we started a student organization to take that food from the dining halls and donate it to homeless shelters, meal sites in the community. and it turned into actually the largest student movement against hunger. >> reporter: in four years, the doorstep delivery service has expanded to more than 30 markets and over 200,000 customers including caroline devon's home in cambridge, massachusetts. >> lemons. >> reporter: and where is the imperfection here? >> good question.
you think it's this? in my experience the food has been just as good as grocery store quality. when i look for the imperfections, i'm like, is it really imperfect? seems just fine. it's a great price. >> reporter: the mother of two says it's not only saving her money, but also trips to the store. >> it's nice to think that there's a very small kind of consumer impact that i can make just choosing these vegetables versus, you know, choosing the very beautiful vegetables at the grocery store. >> reporter: the ugly produce movement has grown to a competitive field with companies like misfits market and hungry harvest all fighting for a share. it's also ignited a debate -- skeptics pointing out that more than 80% of food waste each year comes from consumers at homes, businesses, and restaurants. >> there's no silver bullet to any of these problems like food waste. six million pounds of food not making it to a human's mouth, that's after food banks have taken produce, the salsas, the
juices, and jams. >> reporter: on thousands of acres at lakeside organic gardens where juan gonzalez's team grows more than 50 different vegetable varieties, the rescue efforts have been a game changer. >> profitability has gone up. our employees' production numbers have gone up. the field's harvest numbers have gone up. everything has gone up. >> reporter: so it's not only helped the bottom line here, but we're talking about an entire industry, particularly in the state, that that's benefiting from this. >> that is correct. if we could turn all that around, california could pretty much end world hunger. >> reporter: you feel that way? >> that's how much product gets left behind. >> the company in our story, imperfect food, says it has already saved about 80 million pounds of food so far. and they recently expanded beyond fruits and vegetables to include other grocery items that would have gone to waste. prices, of course, vary depending on what company you use and what you order. but some of the boxes start as low as $15. that's a lot cheaper than the grocery store or a farmer's
market. >> it is an awesome idea. let's fact check that. the man said that california could end world hunger -- >> that's what the food waste advocates say, as well. if we used all of the food that we produce in this country, we could solve world hunger. it's not -- not a supply issue, it's a distribution issue. >> wow. >> even at home you have a lot of food, you feel bad and try to constantly find ways to save it. >> make something out of it. i have to say, i've seen plenty of imperfect foods from my local supermarket. so somebody's not following the guidelines. >> uh-oh. >> if you're heading out, don't forget to set -- thank you, kenneth craig. we appreciate it. don't forget to set your dvr to record "cbs this morning saturday." coming up in our next hour, it serves some fine regional cuisine, sure does, but there's something even more stimulating on the menu at this los angeles restaurant. want to guess what it is? we'll take you to the nation's first cannabis cafe. plus, an intimate look at
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know, tell her that story of that. but she'll be able to see, you know, that i did try to overcome adversity. >> your daughter spent 29 days in the nicu. i mean, i had a week with my daughter in the nicu. those are really nervous days. >> they are. it's such a heavy place. you know, there's so much going on and so much doubt and uncertainty. >> three pounds? >> yes. >> how early was she? >> she was two months early. yeah. it was a really scary situation. we really weren't sure, you know, which way things were going to go. >> how did you know that ten months after an emergency c-section that you were even ready to get back on the track? seems your body would still be out of whack. >> it still is. >> okay. >> i'm still getting there, a ways to go. really talking to my doctors about, you know, this new body that i have and when i was cleared to get back out there and i started slowly. it was a gradual process. i started walking and eventually made my way back. >> did it feel really different? >> it did. it's humbling. things that once came easy to me were very difficult.
welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm michelle miller with jeff glor and jericka duncan who's in for dana jacob ton. coming up, you may be used to ordering a bud from a bartender, but it has a whole different staurant.t this los angeles the first in the nation to offer your choice of marijuana along with your meal. an inside look. plus, his first novel a decade ago earned him legions of fans. now many say his latest tale was worth the wait. we will head to minnesota and talk with leif enger about his book and its themes of small town struggles. and later, she's been
telling her story through song and now in a brand-new memoir. we'll catch up with indy rock legend liz phair, and she'll perform in our "saturday sessions" ahead. first, our top story this hour -- the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine says president trump pressured the state department to remove her from her post. marie yovanovitch testified for more than nine hours friday as part of the house democrats' impeachment investigation. during the closed door hearings, she said the deputy secretary of state told her she was fired as a part of a concerted campaign against her, and that she had done nothing wrong. she was recalled around the time the president's attorney, rudy giuliani, was pressing ukrainian officials to investigate baseless corruption allegations against joe biden and his son hunters. >> yovanovitch defied a trump administration directive by testifying, democrats say blocking them from testifying could add to the president's
impeachment liability. >> any effort to prevent witnesses from obeying lawful congressional subpoenas will be deemed acts of obstruction. >> next week, four other witnesses including the u.s. ambassador to the e.u., gordon sondland, and the former white house adviser on russia, fiona hill, will testify. rudy giuliani, meanwhile, is reportedly under criminal investigation for his dealings in ukraine. according to "the new york times," federal prosecutors are looking into whether giuliani broke lobbying laws by working with ukrainian prosecutors to find damaging information on the bidens and marie yovanovitch. on thursday, two of giuliani's associates were arrested on campaign finance violations. prosecutors say lev parnas and igor fruman made political donations in an effort to force the removal of yovanovitch as ambassador to ukraine. friday president trump seemed to distance himself from giuliani.
>> well, i don't know -- i haven't spoken to rudy. i spoke to him yesterday briefly. he's a very good attorney, and he has been my attorney, yes. >> cbs news has learned giuliani will stay on the president's legal team but will not participate in matters related to ukraine. stocks ended the week on a high note as investors embraced word the u.s. and china reached a partial trade deal. the dow, the s&p, and the nasdaq finished up more than 1% on friday. president trump continued his heated rhetoric toward joe biden and house democrats. the president held a campaign rally in louisiana friday ahead of that state's primary for governor today. mr. trump used a profanity to describe the impeachment inquiry. >> the radical democrats' policies are crazy. their politicians are corrupt, their candidates are terrible, and they know they can't win on election day so their pursuing an illegal, invalid, and
unconstitutional [ bleep ] impeachment. [ cheers ] >> wonder what he said. the president is trying to tip today's vote in favor of two republicans running to unseat louisiana's democratic governor, john bell edwardses. residents in southern california are bracing for a third day of high winds and extreme fire conditions. firefighters are working to contain wildfires in north los angeles and a second fire 270 miles east of the city. one of the fires started thursday when a garbage truck driver dumped burning trash alongside a field of dry brush. it is unclear if criminal charges will be filed. the fire quickly spread and ravaged a mobile home park. one person died. at least 70 structures were destroyed in that fire. an elderly woman died in the fire east of l.a. oscar-winning actress and longtime activist jane fonda is hoping her latest role will make a lasting impression. fonda was one of 16 people arrested outside the u.s. capitol friday while peacefully
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legalization of recreational marias a very public issue, but consumption of legal pot in the states where it's allowed is mostly done in private. california's law is typical. it says it's illegal to consume smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public or even to open a package containing it. but the golden state now has a brand-new venue led by a cordon bleu chef where people can partake in pot outside their homes. the nation's very first cannabis cafe is open for business in the city of west hollywood. >> yes, yes -- >> reporter: take a look around. >> it's really hip in here. >> reporter: you might see something a little different. >> we can finally smoke in public. >> reporter: and smell it, too. >> i think this is a big step in the right direction toward destigmatizing weed.
>> reporter: welcome the first marijuana restaurant where they serve traditional comfort food with a side order of pot. in all its forms. >> i get my own buzz just looking at the food that we get coming in here. >> reporter: but chef andrea drummer insists the food is not infused with cannabis. what would you pair each of these items with? we have the burger, the nachos, the chef salad, chicken sandwich -- >> i would pair this particular sandwich with o vape because it does have citrus notes, and it goes well with that. we also have a super o.g. kush that i would pair with either the nachos or the burger. >> reporter: a tasting menu featuring pot might seem odd considering -- you're an anti-drug counselor? >> i was. >> reporter: how does an anti-drug counselor become establishment -- and a chef. >> you know, it was really about
being open-minded and allowing your views to shift. often we g stuck in our perceptions about things. >> reporter: perceptions she hopes to erase. >> we're saying that it's time. there's a normalcy about cannabis consumption that we've had to hide for some time. that it's no different than going to a bar or going to a restaurant and ordering a bottle of merlot. >> reporter: drummer teamed up with organic cannabis supplier lowell herb company. together they lobbied the city of west hollywood to license businesses that allow marijuana consumption. would you say the west hollywood -- that west hollywood has ro out t welcome mat for businesses like this? >> 100%. >> reporter: john leonard works for the city. >> our council didn't want to have a lottery or first come, first serve. they wanted to be merit-based approach. >> reporter: the lowell cafe is the first of 16 spots that will allow smoking and vaping or
edibles. businesses that could draw tourists and pump up to $7 million tax dollars into the city. how do you make sure that people aren't getting behind the wheel? >> the way we're doing it is the businesses are really kind of in control. when you first sit down, they ask what your level of experience is with smoking cannabis or injecting cannabis. they kind of walk you through the process based on your tolerance and your level. and if you're intoxicated, they're going to certainly help you get an uber or lyft right home. it's similar to any bar here in the city. >> reporter: but instead of bartenders, there are flower hosts to help match tastes to taco tokes. >> i recommend this to get things started -- >> the flavor profile is distinct. you have strains that have chocolate flavor, some of them are more pungent, some are very light. >> we can have the full experience -- >> reporter: when heather birdwell and her girlfriends, what they didn't expect --
>> the food was exceptionally good. i'm surpd. orte that opinion may have come after the munchies set in. >> vegans and non-vegans alike really like this dish. >> reporter: is this good? the true test might better come from someone unexposed. mm. wow. that's really good. >> it's just a beautiful like community that comes here, and that's what i love about it. >> reporter: design team mark and johnny houston, the brains behind a dozen l.a. nightclubs and bars, had to fuse function with their vision. take the air filtration system which by code had to keep aromas from floating on to city streets. >> to me when i looked at it, i thought it was a bunch of korean barbecue -- no, we're not doing that. i have to redesign this to look a little bit more approachable and not heavy. then all the growth of like the landscaping and everything that's going to come over and take over it, definitely not dark and dingy. it's welcoming. it's, i think, surprising many.
>> reporter: you're not hiding. >> we're not hiding. we're out here and embracing everyone and letting them know, hey, this is your home, too. >> reporter: that sense of community was another attraction for the city which like the lowell cafe's promise to pay opportunities to people who may have drug offenses. recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states and washington, d.c. it is expected to net more than $40 billion by 2025. despite the drug's growing acceptance, nearly half of all drug possession arrests in 2015 were for marijuana. >> there's a lot of people that went to prison for having a menu like this. >> reporter: that's one point comedian justin williams and his friend brittany chapman hope won't get lost here. >> i feel like with this becoming natural in this area, it will make it more common for us to discuss the issues that have come from cannabis in the past. and if we discuss those issues, we can rectify those issues.
>> this is like beer and this is like sodas. >> reporter: you want cannabis legalized globally. and there's no concern that you have for that widespread consumption? >> people are waking up right now, drinking -- drinking whiskey. absolutely not. >> reporter: is this a vision of the future? >> i think so. i mean, the future is now. we're living the possibilities. and we hope to see other experiences that support cannabis consumption. >> throw it at me. a lot of questions. >> i know you haven't been saved -- i know you don't partake in that kind of activity. but did you get a contact? >> you know what, i -- i did not. i hate the smell of marijuana. i really do. and those air filtration systems that they had, they really worked. they're casino grade. they purify the air, and it is part of the code. you cannot let -- if they had a
police officer on the other side of that wall and they smelled it, they could write a violation. >> you guys talked about this, too. there's the issue of people smoking the marijuana then and then eating and then potentially driving. everybody drives in l.a. >> the same issue with having a bar, you know. people drinking. a lot to think about. >> very interesting, michelle. thank you. it is a magical story with midwest roots. leif enger first wrote "peace like a river." now his third is an enchanting portrait of small-town life in america. we'll talk to him next. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." [ whimper ] we were lost,
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so help heal your skin from within, and talk to your eczema specialist about dupixent. nearly two decades ago the book "peace like a river" sold more than a million copies and became a publishing sensation. it was written by leif enger whose book is now out. "virgil wander" is about the second life of a man living in minnesota. it almost never happened, following a mortal scare for the author. to put this book together, enger used his own harrowing experience to weave a tale about
cinema, friendship, and second chances. ♪ minnesota is land of more than 10,000 lakes, none of them are superior to this. ♪ the largest freshwater lake in the world covers 31,000 square miles. lake superior, famously swallowed the "ss edmund fitzgerald" years ago, memorialized in gordon lightfoot's classic song. ♪ later that night when its lights went out of sight ♪ ♪ in the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald ♪ >> reporter: now superior serves ads the starting point for leif enger's moving novel. >> lake superior for me exerts a real attraction, just a magnetic pull. when i'm near it, i'm happy. >> reporter: it's this beast. >> it is. can you see it? you're new here -- >> reporter: you can't miss it.
enger's book begins when the main character who runs a small theater on minnesota's north shore, not unlike the west theater in enger's hometown of duluth, suffers a traumatic brain injury. >> virgil goes off historic highway 61 into lake superior and probably should not have lived. >> reporter: he's not starting completely over, but -- >> pretty close. kind of close. >> reporter: the near-death experience and the struggle to start again is chillingly familiar to leif enger. you wrote an entire book before this one and threw it out. >> i did. yeah. i don't -- i don't love talking about that because it was such a hard thing to do. >> reporter: you spent how much time working on that before tossing it? >> four years. >> reporter: that's a long time. >> look, here's what happened -- i got really sick. after i was done with the draft, i -- i contracted a rare strain of fungal meningitis. i was in the hospital, i
couldn't think straight, i had fevers. i didn't write for six months. when i recovered, i read what i had written. i read the 400 pages, and i thought, oh, no, i've written a terrible book. i pressed delete. >> reporter: the character that emerges from enger's brush with death struggles with recovery. his brain can't find words, and he can't take care of his theater. the theater is essential to virg virgin jill wand -- virgil wander who shares company when it's all too easy to watch on a screen at home. >> like your all on -- you're all on the same small ship. it's a tenuous connection but a connection. you're out among your neighbors instead of at home watching netflix. >> reporter: right. that communal experience instead of streaming something on the iphone is a vastly different -- >> vastly different. >> reporter: there's a magic to all of these books in that there's always things that can't be -- can't be explained.
>> well, why else do you write fiction? in some sense, i absolutely believe in the inexplicable and magic happenings and people around whom strange things occur on a regular basis. >> reporter: which is a bit what happened to us when we met a character seemingly plucked from the book. >> people kept walking up to me and saying, you're duluth's own virgil wander. i read it and thought, damn, he painted his lobby the same color we did. >> reporter: bob boone owns the west theater in duluth and sunk all his money into rehabilitating it. for him, it is far more than a business proposition. >> it helps maintain a sense of community, and that's what i thought was so important about this place. >> reporter: enger's push to write about ordinary people doing extraordinary things goes back to his days as a reporter for minnesota public radio in the 1990s. that's when he wrote his first novel, "peace like a river," which was published september 11th, 2001. >> the night before, on 9/10, we
did the first book event. and there were a lot of people, and i did a reading -- i didn't know what i was doing, doing readings. it was fun, and i met people, it was like, you're a writer. fantastic. you get up the next morning, and everything has changed. >> reporter: "peace like a river" soelld 1.5 million copie and gave enger the opportunity to write full time. he's never been in a rush. the best books take a lot of time. your books take time. >> this last one was a decade in the making. i'm 58, man. how many of these decades do i have left? >> reporter: keep plugging away. >> i'm hoping the next one comes to fruition a little more quickly. >> reporter: but you can't force it. >> you can't. you got to take it as it comes. >> reporter: that is exactly what people along lake superior have been asked to do for decades. its shores once thrived with mining and shipping, sending iron ore to factories in the east. ♪
today that industry is a shadow of its former self. those who stayed want to. they believe in this land. and enger wants to keep telling their stories. >> my next one is absolutely built around this body of water. this inland sea. what comes next i'm not exactly sure, but i know it will happen on lake superior. ♪ >> lake superior is just enchanting. >> what a beautiful story. >> i know. the drama around it -- >> could you imagine spending four years working on a book and throwing it out? >> no, no, i cannot. i cannot. i see a tear in your eye, too. >> a little at the end when i hear the song, and you look at this -- it's cool to see. >> what he's doing is important. >> it is, yeah. and he's got more to come. >> all righty. >> thank you. >> sure. one-pot meals have become all the rage in our busy lives. not talking about marijuana this time. a take on a new flavor in the hand of bestselling cookbook author ellie krieger. we'll meet her and hear about the recipes in her new book next
on "the dish." you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." everything i've done for the last five, seven movies, have been done here. >> the land that is now tyler perry studios sits on 330 acres with 12 sound stages. there is even a replica of the white house where he films his new show "the oval." >> this is the oval office. >> it looks just like it does on tv, tyler. >> uh-huh. >> but before perry brought hollywood to atlanta, this was once ft. mcpherson military base, a confederate stronghold. >> the property that slaves built, that was once a confederate army base, think
about the poetic justice in that. the confederate army is fighting to keep negros enslaved, enslaved in america, fighting, strategy, planning on this very ground. and now this very ground is owned by me. >> it's an extraordinary accomplishment for perry whose journey includes overcoming abuse during his childhood. at one point losing everything, including his home. but now his ride to work is a reminder of how far he has come. what did that mean to you to see that on the highway -- it's a bona fide highway sign. what did that mean? >> first time i saw it, it was next to sylvan road where i moved with my cousin, and to see my name next to that moment it took my breath away. >> people know your story. you were homeless. you literally slept in your car. you're 6'5", what kind of car was it? >> geo metro. >> about the size of this chair. >> convertible.
this morning on "the dish," award winning and bestselling author and tv host ellie krieger, born and raised in new york, she always loved good food and went to study it earning degrees in nutrition from columbia and cornell. not bad. she also pursued a career as a wilhelmina fashio model. and learning to find balance and wellness helped inspire her life's mission, helping people enjoy great food in a healthy way. >> in coming week, she'll release her seventh cookbook, this one for busy home chefs, "whole in one: complete healthy meals in a single pot, sheet pan, or skillet." good morning and welcome to "the dish." >> it's so good to be here.
i watch you guys all the time. it is really such a treat to be here. >> enough about us. talk about this beautiful table. >> yeah. so basically we're all eating family style now. each one of these dishes is actually a complete, nutritionally complete meal that is made either in a sheet pan, pot, or skillet. that is one thing that i love about it. this chicken, for example, i think it looks fabulous. >> it does. >> and it's greek chicken. all made on one sheet pan. so it's like easy weekday or weekend cooking. i want weekends to be easy, too. >> right. >> and also again, nutritionally just healthful and complete meals. then that soup over there, that's killer. that's a butternut squash soup. and i make it a home male by putting a whole can of chick peas, par aing that in there. -- pureeing that in there. the tricks give it the protein to make it a complete meal. >> what's better than butter squash soup in the fall? >> i'm already on the dessert. >> all right. we can skip to dessert if you
want. but the dessert is also -- it's a chocolate-chocolate chip sheetcake, made in a sheet pan. i don't use a bowl. i make the whole batter and everything right in the sheet pan. it's fun. and moist and delicious, it's made with whole grain flour and oil and out of butter. so it's -- it's good -- better for you. >> yeah, better. >> better. >> come on, it's dessert. >> talk about your evolution because you said you were -- you were born loving food. >> i was. >> but you -- you really had a tough time with your weight. >> yeah. you know what, i -- it took me a lot of time in my life to find a place where i was nourishing myself well. i started off really eating all the time when i was a kid and being overweight and having not a good self-image in that regard. and i was really inactive also. i just didn't feel good about myself. >> what brought you there? what got you there? >> to that point? >> yeah. >> i don't know. a lot of factors. there's so many things. also, you know, i always joke,
you know, food is love in my family. and i think i was very well loved. put it that way. but -- really, it was just also my own self-image of not being active. not getting out there. anyway, then i -- in my teens, i actually really started restricting too much. and i became overly thin, overly almost obsessed with food. it's so wonderful, in studying nutrition and my own evolution of coming to this place where i know how to nourish myself, i still love food. and it is my joy in life to bring this love of food to people but in a healthy way. and that's really my mission because you can be there and that's what these recipes really are -- are meaning to bring literally to the table in every possible way. >> you know, you started out as a premed student and went into nutrition and in terms of how you got from that place and then looking at meals that are still healthy and delicious at the same time, coming from someone you said that sort of struggled with food, how did you make the transition? >> i was premed in college.
i loved science. i love health science. and i was premed because i loved food. i was premed, but i majored in nutrition because i loved food. and it fulfilled all those med requirements. as i was studying nutrition, i realized the depth and breadth of the field and how much -- how much my passion was really for that. when you're 18 and you're going into college, you don't realize how much there is to it. and so i'm so happy that i wound up studying that. it helped me individually, and it helped me in terms of like really fostering a wonderful food career that i just love and bringing this food to people. >> so these brownies are healthy. >> yes. definitely better for you, and moist and delicious, too. i think that's one of the things that often gets lost in the conversation about healthy eating. people don't talk about tastes. >> yes. >> like why aren't we sumptuously enjoying every bite we put in our mouth? we should be. >> we are. and i have to say, as you sign this dish, yes, if you could share this meal with anyone past
or present, who would it be? >> okay. so it would have to be my grandmother who i'm named after. who i never got to meet. >> oh, no. >> so i would love to share a meal with her. from what i understand, she was a wonderful cook. maybe she would have even cooked it for me. >> that's great. as chef ellie krieger, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> for more on ellie and "the dish," head to cbsthismorning.com. now here's a look at the weather for your weekend. ♪ she pulls no punches in her songwriting lyrics, and liz phair is just as up front and authentic in her memoir. we will talk to the indy music
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patriarchy back in the 1990s and in her new memoir, she describes what it was like to be a young female musician in a male-dominated industry. she'll perform for us in a minute. first, her conversation with anthony mason. ♪ then i woke up in your arms and almost immediately i felt sorry ♪ >> reporter: it's been more than a quarter century since liz phair released her landmark debut, "exile in guyville." a sexually frank stab at the musical patriarchy that many rank among the greatest albums of the '90s. ♪ how do you feel about that first record all these years later? >> the time and distance makes it much easier to embrace, so i guess i like it a lot more now. >> reporter: what would you have disliked about it? >> back in the day? it made me feel self-conscious. i felt inadequate. i felt like when people heard the record they would hear me
awkward voice, my awkward, warbly voice. >> reporter: that's not what people heard. >> it wasn't, but it mystified me. i would walk around like what is this magic trick? ♪ >> reporter: she performed the trick again with hits like "why can't i" -- ♪ but phair has had long periods when s slipped in and out of rock stardom. which is indicative of what? >> i'm uncomfortable with being the star kind of. >> reporter: you are? >> a little bit. i ham it up. you know how you overcompensate when you're uncomfortable about something? but i am like a bookish, nerdish introvert who doesn't want to be invisible or irrelevant. ♪ >> reporter: the bookish singer has now written her own book. "horror stories: a magically lyrical memoir that is also
searingly honest. "my conscience," she writes, "is a fantastic prosecutor. what was the hardest part to worldwide about? >> probably -- to write about? >> probably the affair i had at the end of my marriage or the me too, hash tag chapter, about the sexual harassment that i've experienced in my life. >> reporter: i've had the president of a record label show me pornographic picture books in his office, she writes. another label head tells her to let radio programmers feel me up a little because it would be good for my career. a third label executive offers her $5,000 a month to be his live-in mistress. you probably never done something like that before, sort of added it up. >> i had never added it all up. i had never even in therapy, i had never even talked about it to anyone. >> reporter: how did it feel to write about it? >> horrible. >> reporter: really? >> horrible. i hated that chapter. i don't like to see myself as a
victim. i mean, i'm almost tearing up now because i don't like to feel like a victim. >> reporter: uh-huh. >> i feel sorry for that girl that i was. i wish i could go back and help her out or hold her hand or yell at someone for her. if you write it down, it goes into that page. and some part of it leaves you. not all of it, but like it's a relief. >> reporter: phair also describes a painful breakup about a decade ago with a longtime boyfriend who had a baby with another woman. that sounded just devastating. >> it was. it changed the trajectory of my life. that breakup destroyed my ability to trust myself. so i pulled out of dating, and i kind of became paralyzed i guess. >> reporter: for how long? >> i'm still working on it. [ applause ] >> reporter: in the aftermath, phair focused on raising her son, nick. >> then when i wanted to get back into music after he went to college, i didn't know who i was. i didn't know who liz phair was. >> reporter: what did you think had happened to liz phair?
>> she seemed way cooler than i was and way tougher. >> reporter: how did you find her again? >> honestly, playing live. playing live. ♪ scary to get that adrenaline rush. >> reporter: right. if you pull it off -- >> if you pull it off you feel like a living god. you're invincible. thank you, guys. fabulous. >> and now from her 2003 self-titled album, here is liz phair with her hit, "why can't i?" ♪ get a load of me get a load of you ♪ ♪ walking down the street and i hardly know you ♪ ♪ it's just like we were meant
to be ♪ ♪ holding hands with you when we're out at night got a girlfriend you say it isn't right ♪ ♪ and i've got someone waiting too ♪ ♪ what if this is just the beginning we're already wet and we're gonna go swimming ♪ ♪ why can't i breathe whenever i think about you why can't i speak whenever i talk about you ♪ ♪ it's inevitable it's a fact that we're gonna get down to it so tell me ♪ ♪ why can't i breathe whenever i think about you ♪ ♪ think about you think about you ♪ ♪ isn't this the best part of breaking up
finding someone else you can't get enough of ♪ ♪ someone who wants to be with you too ♪ ♪ it's an itch we know we are gonna scratch. gonna take a while for this egg to hatch ♪ ♪ but wouldn't it be beautiful ♪ here we go we're at the beginning we haven't done it yet but my head's spinning ♪ ♪ why can't i breathe whenever i think about you ♪ ♪ why can't i speak whenever i talk about you ♪ ♪ it's inevitable it's a fact we're gonna get down to it ♪ ♪ so tell me why can't i breathe whenever i think about you ♪ ♪ high enough for you to make me wonder where it's going ♪ ♪ high enough for you to pull me under ♪
♪ something grow's out of this that we can control ♪ ♪ baby i am dying ♪ why can't i breathe whenever i think about you ♪ ♪ why can't i speak whenever i talk about you ♪ ♪ why can't i breathe whenever i think about you why can't i speak whenever i talk about you ♪ ♪ it's inevitable it's a fact that we're gonna get down to it ♪ ♪ so tell me why can't i breathe whenever i think about you think about you ♪ ♪ think about you oh yeah think about you ♪
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to hold you're back and forth with that ♪ ♪ i waited outside >> have a great weekend, everybody. we leave you now with new music from liz phair's upcoming album, her first original song since 2010. >> there is "good side." ♪ there's so many ways to mess up a life i've tried to be original ♪ ♪ don't plenty more wrong than i ever did right still i'm not a criminal ♪ ♪ if i wanted to make this last even longer i'd do what i did only sweeter and stronger ♪
♪ but that wouldn't stop the true nature from showing up eventually ♪ ♪ when you think back on us i don't want you to feel bad ♪ ♪ gonna leave you with my good side gonna leave you with my good side gonna leave you with my good side ♪ ♪ so i'm not calling to come to the party thinking up ways to make you want me ♪ ♪ i like what we had and that's as good as it gets ♪ ♪ if we say good-bye now and that's how we parted we'll never be sad and we'll finish what we started ♪ ♪ and we won't have regrets ♪ i'm gonna leave you with my good side i'm gonna leave you with my good side
side gonna miss me and my blue eyes ♪ ♪ you're gonna leave me with a good side ♪ [ applause ] >> for those of you still with us, we have more music from liz phair. >> this is her classic "divorce" song. ♪ and when i asked for a separate room it was late at night and we'd been driving since noon ♪ ♪ but if i had known how that would sound to you ♪ ♪ i would have stayed in your
bed for the rest of my life just to prove i was right ♪ ♪ that it's harder to be friends than lovers and you shouldn't try to mix the two ♪ ♪ cause if you do it and you're still unhappy then you know that the problem is you ♪ ♪ and it's try that i stole your lighter and it's also true that i lost the map ♪ ♪ but when you said that i wasn't worth talking to i had to take your word on that ♪ ♪ but if you'd known how that would sound to me you would have been taken it back ♪ ♪ and boxed it up and buried it in the ground ♪ ♪ boxed it up and buried it in the ground boxed it up and buried it in the ground ♪