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Welcome to Walter Edgar startled today my guest will be Professor Michael lifts of Winthrop University he’s Professor of political science and we’re going to be talking about a topic very much in the news today. And one of great concern to many folks , and that is the question of free speech and the responsibilities of citizenship . I’ll have that conversation with Professor lift them but first your NPR News . Strike .
Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m Lakshmi saying President former campaign chairman , is cutting a deal with special counsel Robert Moeller who was investigating Russia’s interference in the US election and Moscow’s ties to trump associates . It’s unclear , in what way metaphor will cooperate . But under the agreement poll metaphor pleads guilty to charges related to his consulting work for Russian back Ukrainians in exchange metaphor avoids a second trial that was supposed to start next week in Washington , DC . NPR’s Ryan Lucas has more on Robert Mueller’s case against Paul Mann afford .
Filed new charging documents against Man afford those contain 2 charges against the former Trump campaign chairman conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice by witness tampering. It’s unclear at this point whether the agreement requires him to cooperate with prosecutors in the rush investigation man of has already been convicted on 8 of 18 counts of tax and bank fraud by a jury in federal court in Virginia Ryan Lucas , NPR News , Washington .
Reuters news service is reporting that according to for its attorney the 10 deadlocked counts in the Virginia case against metaphor will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement hurricane Florence has made landfall near rights Beach North Carolina the effects of the storm being felt even further inland , with reports of flooding along the Pamela sound in the rivers that feed into it. Here’s NPR’s fraction Booker .
About 100 miles north-east of where Florence made landfall the noose river flooded the riverfront town of New Bern , North Carolina and dozens of people have been rescued from their homes. Gene Hodges is the assistant manager of Craven County , which includes New Bern .
We have already pulling in over 100 people from their residences of dwellings they’re calling for us to use our site was I just residence. We’ve got people who are called from vehicles .
I just says there are 5 swift water rescue teams working to save at least 100 more people there have also been reports of water from the Pamela CO river in Washington , North Carolina , making some streets impassable Brockton Booker , NPR News. Greenville , North Carolina .
Authorities are telling people in 3 towns in Massachusetts that they may not be able to return to their homes until tomorrow a series of gas explosion sparked fires in the 3 communities from member station WBUR in Boston Fred ties has the latest.
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Welcome to alter Ed your struggle with me in the scanner studio today is Professor Michael lift come from Winthrop University. He’s a Professor of political science there and he’s going to be giving a lecture on Constitution Day , which this year is September 18 at Winthrop and the lecture is going to be entitled Constitution . Day observance free speech and the responsibilities of citizenship Professor lifts Kim’s public lecture is one of a series planned at Winthrop and sponsored by Winthrop , and South Carolina humanities the whole series is entitled news literacy . The future of journalism . Michael . Welcome to the Journal . Thank you for having me . Delighted to have you it’s it’s a topic that’s under much discussion these days , you’re , Professor of political science and you also teach political theory American political thought what are you going to be saying on Constitution Day about free speech .
One of the things that I’ll be trying to do is to talk about free speech within the broader context of citizenship and some of the responsibilities that in here in the idea of citizenship , which means our eventually have a chance to raise questions about freedom of speech and relationship to that old idea of the truth. And how do our guarantees of free speech relate to those responsibilities to engage in public discourse based on some kind of shared understanding of what counts as objective truth and we know that that’s tricky to do in this day and age where given the kinds of micro of electronic information or technologies at their disposal . We’re awash with inputs of opinion and of data , but one thing we clearly discovered is we can always trust everything that flows towards us as being reliable information this creates this challenge of where we are in the kind of society with the kinds of technologies that we have now a create some specific kinds of challenges for the idea and the practice of democracy in order for democracy to function at the very least you need an informed citizenry who can enter into deliberation with one another about the way they want their society told walk , but in order for that to work in a way that makes sense . I think .