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Episode 20 · 2 years ago

Phase 1 of reopening

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Marginalized groups can be the target of negative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalized voices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside the margins with your host, Matt Wilson, and Hello and welcome to another edition of inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. Memorial Day weekend is on its way. I don't know, it's gonna be a weird one because everyone usually has a break, but everyone's kind of at home anyway, so it's kind of been we're already kind of on break and phase one is officially underway and we'll kind of discuss that a little bit further when we get along on our show. At first let's go ahead and speak to someone who's in full phase mode. It's the minority reporters at senior. Hello, Patty, how are you today? Let me have a full moon of that. You are you are fully awesome. That's what that means. Okay, what is speaking of the Moon, I do want to recommend book the people. If you sure. I just finished reading a book called rocket men. Oh and it's about the follow eight. It just was I was I was kind of isn't too young to really appreciate it? I kind of sort of remember seeing him come out of the capsule in the ocean and yeah, but I don't really have can't we go out and play or something like that? But it was very, very interesting if you are interested in, you know, adventure and reading about interesting people in an interesting way, rocket men, when you can talk about phases and moon that put triggered it. So my brain is just firing on all different kinds of synasids. This one. Well, I think that's awesome. I'm actually really fascinated by my space travel and all that stuff anyway. So I will chalk ab out. All right, there you go. So I know, I know, I am with the book reviews. More people being home throughout the day. Well, cooking inside on the stove top and outside on the grill is meaning more house fires. Rochester Fire Department as answered twenty five percent more calls since New York went on pause because of Covid nineteen then it did last year over the same time. Not Justester Fire Department has the safety tips in the kitchen don't leave pots and pants on the stove unattended. For outdoor recreational fires, the fire must be constantly attended until it is extinguished and you should have sand, dirt, a guide the hoose or fire extinguisher nearby the fires and improved containers. The minimum distance from the structure is fifteen feet and families are urged to practice exit drills and home dowaying. Routine healthcare cost patients and providers. The first full week of May, the number of people with covid nineteen who are hospillies in Rochester, decreased and the number of people requiring ventilators has been about the same, with the severity of cases seeming to level, at least in the short term. Attention is turning to the people with chronic conditions who may have delay seeking care, either because they were afraid to see a doctor or care providers were consumed by covid but it's not just patients. Health is at stake. Jordan health has lost one point two million dollars in revenue over the same time last year. Dr Lorie Donohue, who is the chief medical officer, said that we have to be sure that when all of a sudden done. We have the resources to keep going. Nobody knows what the future is going to bring. Jordan has not laid off or furloughed employees to this point. The city of Rochester will distribute nearly four hundred and eightyzero...

...masks among ninety six thousand homes. Each residents will receive by man. Each residence will receive by masks. Those masks were started to be mailed out in the previous week. Another twentyzero masks will be reserved for public health efforts as well as activities related to reopening the community, and will provide it be provided to businesses, churches and apartments as needed. The mask were came from Monroe County and had been purchased with funding from the cares act. The cost to the city for mailing is about a hundred and seventy thousand dollars, or approximately a dollar and seventy five cents per piece. What does it mean to flatten the curve of covid nineteen? Since the first case of the illness in Monroe County, we've been hearing terms such as contact tracing and flatten the curve. Those terms may be more important as we approached and passed may fifty went upstate regions such as Monroe County could reopen some manufacturing and construction businesses. Dr Michael Mendoza, who was the commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Public Health, explain the key terms such as contact, tracing anybody, testing and flattening the term. The Rochester City School Board passed a budget and what was called very difficult times, but balanced budget is nearly one billion dollars. It had to close in eighty seven million dollar deficit and it was. It was passed after the announced departure of the superintendent, Terry Days. In Opinion, George Pain writes that the differences between Lincoln and trump art stark. President trump has the biggest bully pulpit in the world, including the ability to stage a town hall in the lustrous shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, in effect to display a political theater that reminded a weary nation coming out of quarantine that the president of the United States still possesses immense power and historical prestige. Nevertheless, the personal differences between Lincoln and trump are start. These differences should not be overlooked because Mr trump and his team of advisors had an idea to coop a national symbol on live television. Peter Bailey writes that celebrating he celebrates brother Malcolm X, a warrior and a master teacher. Bailey writes that a former US president has been quoted as saying knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and the people who want to govern themselves must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. No one whom Mr Bailey had ever met more clearly understood the realness of that observation and brother Malcolm X, who himself once noted education is our passport to the future, which tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it. Today and Mr Bailey recommend celebrating Malcolm X's ninety five birthday on May nineteen by honoring his role as a superb deliverer of knowledge and the cover story. This week the judge ruled at the Police Accountability Board cannot legally discipline officers from the Rochester Police Department. The ruling by State Supreme Court Justice John Arc on May seventh invalidated that key aspect of the board's function. The ruling did not necessarily wipe out all a local law number two, which establish the Police Accountability Board, even though our found that parts of the law cons with State Law and city charter. You wrote, it is up to Council to amend and or repeal contradictory provisions to refer the law back to city council. However, city council president, Uretta Scott to the focus will be on an appeal voting that council successfully appeal to ruining by ARC LAS. All, they would have kept the referendum from even getting on the ballot. Matt, thank you so much, Patty, as usual, and just reminder to you, if you do want to see the full versions of the stories, please be sure to go ahead and visit the minority...

...reporter Dotnet and you can see these stories in detail. You will also have the option to subscribe to the minority reporter on the site, which I definitely suggest you do it so as a good thing to support local media and local businesses. You can also check out the minority reporter, as well as any past episodes of inside the margins, on our website, which is inside the margins RADIOCOM. We have links to the minority reporter on that site, as well as a area for you to submit your questions and ideas and comments as well, and if you do have questions or comments that you want to submit to the minority reporter, you can do that by sending an email to editor at minority reporter Dot net. All right, let's pause here for or a quick break and we'll come back with with a little discussion with Patty right here on inside the margin. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. Welcome back to inside the margins and I am here with Patty Singer. All right, so I was grilling this past weekend, patty, just because I want to get myself in the grilling spirit for Memorial Day weekend, which obviously is about much more than that, but it's still something that I like to do, especially because of the fact that we're still, you know, in isolation and it's just a way to be outside and enjoy the outside a little bit more. And I know people are beginning to prepare themselves to return to somewhat a sense of some kind of normalcy in life. But, as we suspected, just because we are now in phase one of reopening does not mean that everything is, you know, business as usual. We still are certainly under isolation, just with some things lifted. So people still need to practice the social distancing and winning the mask, and I think that's going to be for some time, regardless of how deep we get into opening businesses. With with your opinion on that, I think it's going to be interesting. You know, it's every day. Guy Know said, yeah, today's and today's that day. That ends in a why? Every day has been seemingly the same. Yeah, I'll watch TV at night. Are Those this? Friday night, Sunday night, Tuesday night, Thursday night? Stip it all the time. So so I think, you know, with Memorial Day coming up and obviously we really can't be sure of the weather. Yeah, absolutely right. It's going to be a real test of physical distancing, of are we maintaining what we've been what we been doing? And Abbey, honest with you, I would not be surprised if, say, there's a news conference on Thursday, Wednesday or Thursday with Michael Mendoza saying hey, people, remember, you know, this is the first sot. Right, we'll start of summer there's no seabreets are the ice cream places. You know, restaurants, food services are open. Not Open yet. That's phase three. Yep, you're right. But I read somewhere, some posting, that in abbots was open. This was previously. I don't know where, I can't remember where it was. Ice Cream essential. Yes, here is important, part of the the food group side exactly. So I think we're in for a real test this week. And if we hit in eighty degree Memorial Day, you know, what...

...is that going to do? A people going to go to parks and want to grill and and be out. And I think this will be a measure of our collective resolve. You know, are we of society? Will we look out for other people? By you're being being out and wearing a mask, even if you're in, even if you're in your family or if you have your extended family, you don't know the households they've been. It's one thing if you have the three, four, five six people you live with right right you can pretty much control where they've been and most people been home. But if you start going with you know aunt and uncles and cousins and friends in the neighborhood, what? What else are you you bring in? Mean, one of the reasons the city postponed they wanted neighbors and neighborhoods to not do their beautification. Several reasons, but one of which was, I think, to keep still keep people distant, if West, from each other as much as neighbors look to get together and beautify that plot at the end of the street. What is what is the potential cost for that? So I think we're coming up in a very big week on this. It will be interesting to see what the testing is two weeks later. Yeah, I think this is probably one of the best points that is has been made on any show I've heard at all. You're right. I think this is a huge test for two major regions. Number One, which you spoke about. Number two, we're kind of finally coming out of this bad weather. It's been forty degrees, it's been snowing and not snowing off and on, and it looks like that we're finally going to be coming out of this and May and maybe not returning to the extreme bad weather. Sure it'll be cooler and there they'll be some rainy days, but the thirty degree days may be done going forward and you're right. The Memorial Day Week is almost like the official launch of summer for people, and just just mentally, that's kind of how you think about it, and it's the Big Barbecue Day and your friends and family come over and you cook out and, you know, have some beverages or whatever you do. So this is going to be the first test under this period of isolation to see if people are going to be able to restrain from doing those kind of things that they're used to for days like this and being stuck in the house for so long and not and even when you do go outside, the weather being so bad that you really don't hang out outside. This maybe the first time that you're like man, it's a nice day, it's a holiday weekend, this is the time that I usually get my my friends and family together and we've been cooped up so long. Are you going to be able to keep some kind of restraint and not and not just blow all of the precautions out of the you know, out of your out of your out of your view, and just I forget it, I'm just going to do what I do. How are we going to get past this weekend? And if we can't make it past this because there's more coming. Obviously we have fourth of July and we have all types of things still happening. So if we can't make it past this first test, how are we going to be going forward for this summer? Well, it's a good point. So the phases for businesses reopening. Okay, so it starts started may fifteen in Monroe County, finger lakes. It's rolling through. As as regions meet certain benchmarks, they get to reopen. So the phases are. The phases are for all places. No matter when you open, you still start in phase one, which is some types of construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, curbside retail, pick up some manufacturing and wholesale trade. That's phase one, regardless of when you open. That's what you do in phase one. So phase two, which is not open anywhere, will be professional services at which is not your barber, that is your financial person.

Go see that person in person. Real estate offices, things like that, retail, administrative support, real estate rental and leasing. In space two. Phase three, restaurants, which would be more in in the facility. Food Services, face for arts, entertainment, recreation and education now face page one in Monroe County, sort of non non contact recreation. So the tennis nets are supposed to go off right. And so, no, I don't know if they want you to play in doubles. People sitting on the side, you know, waiting the game. Wells of hazard more yet, but right, it's nets are going to go. I'm going to go back up. I think they're probably still going to close the basketball courts and the playgrounds, but some more where you can be distant to people playing tennis should not pose a huge risk, right, and you're kind of apart from each other when you play tennis. I don't have a tennis league. I don't know what they're going to do about that. Yeah, right, rout, you're gonna say, Matt, you and I can go play, but the league can't because it's going to be more people there. I don't know how that's how that is going to work out. Yeah, where am I going with this? Absolutely no idea. So it's Oh, here we all like you, two weeks her, I get you, get it. I got so. So the issue here is that each phase will have at least two weeks because it's a it's a fourteen day incubation period right the virus. Meanwhile, Monroe County has ramped up testing. I believe the three day as of the end of last week, the three day rolling average for testing was about a thousand so and that's what they need to hit a certain benchmark. So testing has ramped up. So the more test you have, the more positive cases you're going to get just because you have more tests. That which makes perfect sense. So that right. So I think the numbers the positive cases will go up a little bit. But is that a function of just more testing or more disease? Those are kind of two different questions. Yeah, and if you're right, it's so. It's logical because obviously the more you test, the bigger your net is, the more fish you're going to catch that fish. That's just how it is. But the thing is, are there more efficient the area? Also, you don't know it and it could be a little bit of both. It could be one or the other. You were not really sure, but you are right. At we should expect to see the numbers go a little bit when you test more. It's just that that's just common sense. But it's still what I'm hoping, or I guess what everyone's hoping is as the tests, you know, increase, maybe you'll see it kind of go up slightly and then maybe stop, you know, or plateau a little bit, and I think that's what we want to see. If we see that, that means exactly what you said, that that it's pretty much the reason why that happened, because the test expanded, so we expended our numbers and then we kind of got to US spot, where we're kind of where we're at now. If it just keeps going up and up, then on you said earlier, maybe the case where people are now begetting to it's nicer route. I've been social distan thing long enough. Let me start seeing my friends and family, and now we're making bad choices and now we're effecting more people, and that's a reason why we're going up so right and that's and that's the key to this, which is why I think the U This up. You know, the days leading to Memorial Day and afterwards are going to be key. The two weeks after that we're testing, will be key to see how we as a community did. We're going to have to look back to look forward and a sets right. I mean that may not make a whole lot of sense. But you know, two weeks after Memorial Day, what a our test show, right, has show a similar...

...number of cases as the couple weeks prior to Memorial Day when testing start to ramp up. To your point, I think we're in good shape if we go off now. You know, talk about flattening the curve and the usual with lightning the curve isn't it is partly with new cases, but it's in order to allow the hospital system to stay at to manage the number of cases. So you can't just go back to my rocket man right. You can't just ride that rocket right straight up and hope that the your health system can handle hundreds of people at once. You know as a the end of the previous week there were about a hundred people hospitalized in Monroe County because of Covid and about twenty of those were word people who needed ventilators. That's fine, and that those numbers have allowed this region to reopen because the hospital has enough capacity to handle its covid cases as well as now returned to electric procedures. So everything is not horrible here. But if if we don't adhere to the guidelines and if it's masks off. You know, everybody go out, let's let's have a great time, right. The risk is of that surge and then the step back is going to be harder, because can things be closed again? Right, and you can you do this all again and have the cooperation of the community? And that's really what what they're voting so it's it to me, it's a test of a society. You know, do we are we are brothers keepers or sisters? Keepers or not? Is it only about if not, I will probably not recite this correctly. If I'm not for me, who am I? But if I'm only for me, who am I? Right? If not now, when? So I have to look out, I have to be aware of me. But at the same time, if I'm only for me, what, what help is that? Right? Right, and and to save, to save one life is to save the world. So I'm being quite philosophical, quite Judaic here, but these are these are things to think about. If it's only about me, that's not that's not helpful, right. And but to save one life is to save the world. So think about why we're doing why we're doing these things and why and why we're sacrificing and I've had this discussion with people to your generation, my generation, I mean several generations. It really hasn't been collective sacrifice in this nation since World War II. HMM, if numerous generate, a generations societal, I'm talking big picture here, that have grown up really not having a sacrifice right, right, as a whole, there have been pockets and sacrifice every single day, I understand that, but as a collect as a collective society, there hasn't been sacrifice. What do we three generations away from World War Two now something like that. You're I think, three fault three. I believe that's a long time. Yep, yeah, I took that. The point that you're making. I'm a wrong with that too. It's the it is the mindset of the community and sometimes it's a good thing and sometimes it's a bad thing. Sometimes, if you get it's the whole mass communication theory of group think that I think of as well.

If you have a group of people who are like, you know what, I am still crazy from being stuck in the house, I can't take it anymore. I'm going to go do my thing, and if you have a neighbor seeing that like yeah, I'm a do my thing too, and then it just keeps happening and all of a sudden you have this group of people who are thinking a light and and they're all collectively doing things that they probably shouldn't be doing. Or that or if the groups like, nope, we're going to stand down, we're going to do what we're supposed to do. You know what I we have, we all have a back yard. I can see you from my back yard. You know, will star wave to each other from each each other's back yard and eat our food and have our drink. If the if the neighborhood, can think that way, then that whole group will think that way or those if those two neighbors do, then I hope that whole neighborhood might do that. The thing that I'm worried about, and I'll get I want you to putting on this to Patty, as obviously everyone's been watching TV and you've seen some people protesting. You've seen some people now organizing small groups who are no longer going to stand for being imprisoned in their homes. I did are quotes. You can't see that. That was bad radio, but but in in prisoned in their homes. And the whole group think of the whole mass communication theory of group think they're scares me. If those people are in a neighborhood and they're like, screw it, we're going to do our thing and they try to encourage other people in and their neighborhood to do it, that could be a devastating thing in my opinion, and I and that that's one of the things that scares me it because you're right, the mindset of me not only impacts me but also impacts everyone around me. And if I'm in a mindset where I'm trying to persuade people to do as I do, which is forget the rules, is just a good time. I could be the person who's causing that number to go up. As far as cases go, with covid nineteen, right exactly. So here is the I just looked up. So here's the statement that I gave, really that I wouldher it, as I was saying it. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And being for myself, what am I and if not now, when right? All right, so people have taken that to be the golden rule through one other's it. I think this is a little bit different than that. If I'm not for myself, who will be for me? So this this the philosophy is that I have to stand up for what I believe in. But if I am only for me or being for myself, what am I? So what does it mean if I stand up for myself and say, Gosh on it, I'm going to invite everybody over to a barbecue or I'm going to not wear the mask in a crowd, you know I'm going to be difficult going it, going into the store. If I'm only for myself, what is that? What does that say about me in a sense? So, yes, you does this balance of I need to I need to assert myself because really no one else does. But I cannot. It cannot all be about me right. Absolutely has to be about the collective. So so in the in the protect your circle public service announcements that are going out in the minority communities around Rochester, one of the things that they're saying is that two to four percent of people who do who contract covid may die. The average person knows six hundred people, right, so figure out that's you know what it does it or so people in your circle or that you know who may who may die. Right until you know somebody in this was the thing. Okay, bad analogy. Until we started talking about cancer, so we talked talking about...

HIV, so we to talking about that, making that public. Until you knew somebody, you didn't. The disease was remote from you. I'm not saying let's all go out and find somebody who is, who has hold it, but into something strikes you, there's this remoteness to it. It's it's the other, it's not you. And how do you know? How you internalize this? You know the mayor's trying with her. You know campaign. You wear a mask for your for your family, for for other people. I'm not necessarily for yourself. But we're Americans, gosh done it, and we're rugged individualists and we won the West, and I mean there's that American individuality, Yep, and we are not that. You know. We are, what's the Word Heterogeneous Society? I mean we're not all the same. I think it can be harder, it's like hurting cats sometimes in this country to try to get people to do things, because we are strong willed it and independent. But there are times when being for yourself, what are you yep, you know what, I'm going to use a quote from a someone probably with not as much intellectual prestige, but it was a very smart quote. It was Mike Tyson. He said everyone has a plan to they get punched in the face, and that's that's actually true, which you said as right. You may think. I'm going to stand up for till against all this, until someone directly in your family or in your community gets this and it actually hits you, and then your mindset may change at that point. As if people in your circle aren't affected by this, you may not see the big deal because it's not in your faith. It's only on television and you only hear about it, but no one around you or in your family or in your circle has contracted it or it was only minorly affected by it. So you're in your mindset. You're like, it's not that big of a deal. Why do we why are we doing all this? It's nice as summer, my kids want to go play, I'm going to take them outside. But people who actually have close friends or family members who have, not saying have had to pass from covid but maybe have had contracted it and have had difficulties with it and have had a tough time with that, with that disease, and you see that firsthand, your mind sets differently, like all, that's what it does and I don't want that to happen to anybody. I got to make sure that I protect myself and everyone around me from I don't want anyone to experience that. And you're right. I have. My sister in law went through it and it was terrible. She lives in New York City, she doesn't live here, but I still, you know, my brother who lives out there kind of explain to me it was happening and she had a rough time and I know. I know how the I know firsthand because someone in my family had to go through it and and she had a rough time with it, and I think it makes you look at things differently when you see someone who's close to you battles disease. If you don't, then you're you're right. You have that that you know. We won the West were tough Americans mentality we could take out anything, and it's not true. It's sometimes you got to be you have the type precautions so you could protect yourself and everyone around you well. And and and the thing too, is that I don't I don't think it has to be you can't do anything with your family. Know Absolutely. You got a whoop in your backyard, go for it, right, you know, play catch in the yard or go to a park where it's just your family. If other people come closer than you, you ask or you do whatever. But I don't think, I don't think it. I don't think it has to be that you've got to shut everything down in your family right right. I agree with people that may have been pendulum sprint swaying way to one way, way to...

...the other. I think in your family you can, you can continue what a lot of the things that you your traditions, being aware of how that affects with you. I think for people who are a one person family or a two person family, it's harder because you just don't have the other. That's not to say there's not a lot of family stress. I'm going to I understand that there's an incredible amount of family stress right now. But if things are going well in your family and you and you are smart about the activities you do, you still can have the game of Horse in the backyard. Right and and catch, you know, at the field with you and then a couple of your kids. Yep, no, I you know what I think. That's what we're going to do with Patty, because I know all lot times a week talk about what's happening. It's not always the most positive thing in the world. So this is what we're going to we'RE gonna end up with a positive note here, because what you said is is perfect, if you and you're right. Unfortunately, this is not everyone. There are some people who live alone or don't have a huge family. Just think two of them or something like that, and I get that that's not going to be. It's not gonna be. It's easy for you to do these things. But if you do have a family, if you have a family and you, you and your spouse and children, and why don't you take this time before memorial did, because you still are allowed to go to the stores. Just be safe, buy yourself like a ball or a soccer net or even, if you if you are so inclined, put up a basketball hoop in your in your driveway or something like that, and from Memorial Day, make it fun, because I'll cook some food on the grill, play some catch so a football around, you know, kick a kick, a soccer ball into a nut, do those kind of things. That way, it's maybe it's not the same thing, maybe it's something big gathering that you used to but you're still doing it and you know what you might do. Also, like this technology that Patty and are using right now. When you're doing it with your friends, maybe you can zoom some of your other not to friends, your family or whoever is with you. You can maybe zoom your extended family or you're some friends at the same time. You can. You can say look at we're doing, and they can show you what they're doing. Everyone's having a good time. You could toast them, you know, just make it as positive as you can. I don't want people that feel like they're trapped in their houses and they can't do anything, because you can, patty, you're absolute. You're right, you're not trapped. You know it's not. It's not. We're not saying don't do anything, stay home, you know, going to the fetal position and cry until this this ends. This is not what you will with you to do. We want you to try to enjoy life as much as you can, but just be smart and safe. About it. That's all it's it is. It is a challenge. It's a challenge in and for people who are in the best mental health and it's a challenge for people who are struggling with their mental and their in their physical health. This is a challenge, and I've said this before. I am certatly not always, since mental health counselor may really know. They just from people chatting on the radio. I mean, if there is one thing you can do to find some kind of interest, not going to say joy, exciting whatever, because for some people that may be too much. Right, one thing in a day that you can find an interests you for a while. Yeah, find that and pursue that and then maybe there will be something else that you will find of interest for a while and you in that can build on itself. Yea. The one thing that we will take away from this, Patty, is that we are in phase one of reopening. Remember that the word, the key word after the I said phase one is reopening. That means that we are in a process of trying to get ourselves back to a place where we can resoom life. So our things there is they going to take time. Things are not there and it...

...is going to take take time, but the fact that we are in phase one every opening let you know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. So it maybe it may be tough and they had a probably has been tough. It's probably still going to continue to be tough. And obviously the time frames of how things happen or open, even though there's a laid out plan, Wi still one exactly sure how that's going to happen. Spikes and what happened can change directions of how we're going to do things. But the fact of the matter is that there's a plan in place and we have now started to implement that plan. So we are starting to try to make a dash towards the finish line now, but we are not driving a sports car. No, we're not. Zero, two hundred and sixty eight in three seconds to go from phase one to phase four. Right, this is this is your first what are they call those beater cars? You know your parents, give me your sixteen. Try to start the thing. So this is this is this old first car that you had sometimes started six pinto went from zero hundred and sixty and about a day and a half. So patients now that you start to reopen going back, and we talked about earlier, people may start to get both eager, you're in anxious. MMM MMMM, that is not that may not be helpful. So it's phase one. It's a start, but this is not we're not driving Ferrari's here. We're driving old GAL s cars that don't have a lot of horsepower or pick up. So slow and stead he's going to win this race? Nope. Excellent point it just because you get a little taste of normalcy does not mean it's normal, and you're absolutely right, Patty. That is petty singer from the minority reporter. And remember, if you have any questions or comments, or you have any suggestions for stories for the minority reporter that we may even talk about on air, why don't you go ahead and submit an email to editor at minority reporter DOTNET. And also, like I said before, make sure you support your local businesses and local journalism. It's important to you and the community that you live in. So if you have the capabilities to subscribe, I certainly suggest you do that. Daddy, thank you so much. It's always a pleasure when you met and maybe someday after phase four will be in the stuardiols again together? Who knows, but we'll see. All right, we are going to go ahead and take a break and we will talk more about a bunch of things right here on inside the margins. Will be right back. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. Welcome back and thanks for joining us as always. All right, a couple of housekeeping notes real quick before we finish out the show. The Rock city showcase podcast, by the way, if you haven't listened to it yet, you can. It's available wherever you find your podcast. It's on all podcasting formats, pretty much all the major podcasting formats, and also on our website at inside the margins, Radiocom and we're doing a craft beer series on youtube. So the rock city showcase podcast now as a youtube channel and we do some grading of some local and National Craft Beers and I'm also doing a homebrewm trying to make my own IPA. So you can see that process on our youtube channel, which is found under rock city showcase, or check that out. It's pretty fun and if you're a beer person like me, you might see if you beers, that you might want to try out. All right, just want to mention that real quick. And also, you already know that you can find all episodes inside the margins on our website as well at inside the margins, Radiocom...

...and also on all podcasting formats, all major podcasting formats. All right, real quick, just want to mention this because I see a lot of protests out there where people are like, I'm not going to wear my mask. It's my body, my ride, I'll have to do that. Oh, okay. So here's what you have to remember. Yes, you're right. If you're walking out in the streets and you're meaning with people, that's your choice. You don't have to wear a mask, you know, especially if you're so if you're social distancing. If you're not, the law may intervene. But yes, you can pretty much choose to walk the streets without your mask on. However, if a business is requiring you to wear a mask to enter it, you can't refuse because it's their business and it's their policy. So if you're like, I'm going to go shopping without a mask. I don't care what they say. Now they can kick you out because, you know, it's their business, it's their rules. It's not the streets, it's not a public domain, it's a privately owned business. All right, just remember that. So I'm not at this, I'm not trying to take a side or pick politics here. You have the right to choose whatever you want to choose and you have the right to believe whatever you want to believe. But just remember when you're going to some short of shop or a grocery store or one of those places where you can carry out some food and if you see a sign on that door and it says you have to wear a mask to enter your probably have to wear a mask to enter because they won't let you enter. That's their rule. That's not the government's rule, that is not the government's rule, that is their private businesses rule and they have decided to protect the safety of their employees and their patrons to have you wear a mask. So just remember that and if you want to protest after that outside with no mask and your signs and that whatever, you can do that. But you know, just to just remember that when you're going to a store if someone is asking you to leave because you're not obeying the policies, they have the right to do that and if you don't leave, they have the right to call the police to have them escort you off the premises. So if you want to be upset about what's happening, be upset, but just don't don't be an idiot and don't break the law and remember where now and the process of reopening we're doing get in phases and if you hold out just a little longer, you're eventually going to get what you want. We're looking at some improvements here. The curve is finally flattened somewhat. So I even heard that one of some of the daycares are because some more daycares now are going to be able to take in some children, including a some some local ones and some the ones that have the college is so stay tuned on that. When that's official, we'll talk about that. That's just speculation, but that's all good news. The sooner more daycares are able to take children, that's going to also help people get back to work because even if they do allow you to be back at work in the building, it's going to be hard for you to do that if you have to have your kids watched by you at home. Right. So, if you are able to finally take them back to some sort of daycare facility or some sort of like a hyme cea where they watch it like a summer camp type thing, if they can do that, then you'll have the ability to get back to work faster, if you have children, of course. If you don't, then you don't really care about any of this. Right. As usual, I want to thank you so much for listening to this show. It is you that makes this show what it is. If we don't have listeners like you, then we don't have a show. And let me know what you think...

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