10.08.2016

10.08.2016

Today’s Buzz features more disgusting comments from Trump, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and how to make our cities more livable. I’m headed to Minnesota to cheer on my husband as he runs the Twin Cities Marathon, so today’s buzz features the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: flying to Minneapolis

What I’m Listening To: Samantha Bee’s hilarity

What I’m Reading: maps of the course

We’re Buzzin’

Tape Reveals Donald Trump Bragging About Kissing and Groping Women: Donald J. Trump was caught on tape bragging in vulgar terms about making sexual advances toward a married woman, aggressively kissing and groping other women, and boasting that “when you’re a star they let you do it.”

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day: The state of Vermont and the city of Phoenix have joined the list of places that now call the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in a show of momentum for honoring indigenous people on the federal holiday that’s named for Christopher Columbus.

Two Words Would Make Our Cities More Livable: Pedestrians First: Any plan to make cities better start with the single step we all take when we leave home. The first step is to slow down the cars, which makes the roads safer and walking more attractive. At 20mph, a collision will almost certainly not kill you, whereas at 40mph you have an 85% chance of dying.

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Where Clinton Is Setting Up Field Offices — And Where Trump Isn’t: The Marion County GOP headquarters in Ocala, Florida, is haunted. More specifically, the former movie theater that housed the headquarters washaunted, until it was torn down this summer to make way for a parking lot. And yet, for Republicans looking to volunteer in Ocala, the county GOP’s website still lists its address as the recently razed home of “Morris” the ghost.

U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections: The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and from a range of prominent individuals and institutions, immediately raising the issue of whether President Obama would seek sanctions or other retaliation for the cyberattacks.

Matt Drudge Suggests Government May Be Lying About Hurricane Matthew: Matt Drudge, author of the conservative media site DrudgeReport.com, is being ridiculed over his tweets in advance of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival in Florida. Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning, the conservative firebrand took to Twitter to imply that the storm might not be as powerful as government officials say it is.

Study Finds Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color: “Do you speak English?” When Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng walked into his summer school classroom for the first time as a brand-new teacher, a student greeted him with this question. Nothing in his training had prepared him to address race and identity. But he was game, answering the student lightly, “Yes, I do, but this is a math class, so you don’t have to worry about it.”

Ben & Jerry’s just explained systemic racism in a mic-dropping statement: This ice cream company is tired of racial injustice, so they’re no longer remaining silent. They explained the systemic inequality plaguing communities of color and the simple, yet somehow still misunderstood, concept that asking for equal rights in the eyes of the law doesn’t mean that other lives do not matter.

Local Gov Confidential

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day: The state of Vermont and the city of Phoenix have joined the list of places that now call the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in a show of momentum for honoring indigenous people on the federal holiday that’s named for Christopher Columbus.

Repair scams a certainty after Hurricane Matthew, insurers warn: Insurance inspectors and adjusters were fanning out Friday across Florida, some driving RVs that serve as complete offices, to get services to hurricane victims. But if you don’t contact them first, or even just call your insurance company, you’re at risk for falling victim to Florida’s hottest new fraud scheme – assignment of benefits fraud.

Federal judge dismisses civil fraud charges against Attorney General Ken Paxton: A federal court dismissed civil charges of securities fraud against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday, a major victory for the Republican state official.

Manufacturing remains critical to N.C. economy; Wake one of fastest-growing counties in sector: A newly released report from the North Carolina Association of Manufacturers and the North Carolina Chamber Foundation shows that manufacturing is critical to the state’s economy, with the contribution of that sector to the state’s gross product remaining one of the highest in the South.

International Education Program Winner — KSU Global Affairs’ impact extends beyond campus: The Division of Global Affairs at Kennesaw State University has had broad impact both on and off the KSU campus. “The Division of Global Affairs is exceedingly proud to have helped KSU advance its reputation as a valued partner to business and civic organizations who are looking to better understand, navigate and capitalize on the globalized nature of our state and city,” said Lance Askildson, head of the Division of Global Affairs and vice provost and chief international officer at Kennesaw State.