Here Comes Trump, Phantom Dumper, Inauguration
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 471
- Jan 20, 2017
- 1:43:35 mins
Here Comes Trump Guest: Chris Karpowitz, PhD, Jeremy Pope, BYU Noon on Friday will mark the start of Donald Trump’s first day in office – a day for which he made lots of big promises on the campaign trail: withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership; label China a “currency manipulator;” lift restrictions on oil and gas production; cancel support for UN climate change programs; stop federal funding for sanctuary cities; begin deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records and suspend immigration from “terror prone” countries. That’s just a partial list. You can check out the full list here. Phantom Dumper Guest: Lawrence Burton, Water Reclamation Manager, City of Orem The mayor of Orem, Utah recently put out an urgent plea on YouTube for help catching the Phantom Dumper. This is not a joke. The city’s offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the capture of this criminal. They’re selling T-Shirts with an image of the Grim Reaper dumping something into a man-hole in the dead of night. “He’s seeping while you’re sleeping,” reads the caption. We spoke last month with Lawrence Burton, the Water Reclamation Manager for the city of Orem, about the menace of the sewer system. The city still hasn’t caught the Phantom, and in fact, the Dumper hit the city again this week. For more information or to report a tip about The Phantom Dumper, visit http://www.orem.org/phantom Behind the Scenes at an Inauguration Guest: Jim Bendat, author of “Democracy’s Big Day: The Inauguration of Our President 1789-2013” The forecast calls for cold rain when Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Friday. At President Reagan’s second inaugural the wind chill was 20-below and they had to move indoors. And President William Henry Harrison refused to wear a coat or hat during his two-hour inaugural speech in weather so wet and cold he soon caught pneumonia and died a month after taking office. Nothing nearly so dramatic is in Friday’s forecast. And while weather has thrown a curve ball or two over the centuries, presidential inaugurations have changed very little since George Washington.