Hawaii Still in Danger. North Korea Releases US Prisoners. Israel Fires on Iran in Syria.

This is the transcript for the news segment on The Morning Brew for May 10, 2018. The show airs Monday-Friday at 10:30 AM EST.

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Kilauea Threatens “Ballistic Rocks” from Eruptions

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The Hawaiian volcano is not finished. The United States Geological Survey is predicting that pebble-sized projectiles being ejected from the fissures for miles from the fissures. This warning was released Wednesday targeting the residents of Leilani Estates, the community that has been in the direct path of the lava and eruptions. The US government office also said the volcanic ash could dust nearby towns.

“Steam-driven explosions at volcanoes typically provide very little warning,” Declared the USGS. They went on to explain the explosions happen when a volcano’s magma column drops below the water table and the hot rock interacts with the groundwater.

The USGS has also stated the eruptions can propel “ballistic rocks” of up to one ton in weight up to a mile away. Along with this, the possibility of steam and sulfur dioxide emissions will rise. The emissions of sulfur dioxide can lead to acid rain, which is life-threatening. Residents in Pahoa, Hawaii were told to stay indoors with windows shut to prevent the inhalation of the noxious gas.

Other calls for evacuation include Lanipuna Gardens as well as Leilani estates, both have lead to the exodus of close to 2,000 residents, a rural district of Hawaii’s Big Island. Predictably, there are some residents who refuse to leave.


Tennessee State Honors Waffle House Hero

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James Shaw Jr. of Nashville, the young man who took the weapon from the gunman at a Waffle House in the same city, has been honored by Tennessee State University. The institution has named a scholarship after him. Several surrounding businesses and organizations have given him awards. The president of the University, Glanda Glover, stated she will be giving Shaw a Special Presidential Recognition at the school’s homecoming in October. The scholarship has collected almost $15,000 after it was made public.


Mormons Sever Ties to Boy Scouts

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On the heels of the Boy Scouts of America announcing they are now accepting girls, The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints has formally stated it will be cutting 105-year old ties with the organization that instilled leadership, respect and other positive traits in boys and young men. The date for the severing is December 31, 2019. The church organization will be replacing “all existing activity programs for girls and boys, young women and men in 2020”.

Ever since the BSA has allowed homosexual and “trans” troop leaders, the membership numbers have fallen. They have since dropped the “boy” in the traditional name and will now be known as Scouts BSA.

For those wondering about the Girl Scouts, they will be sticking to their guns and not allowing boys in their ranks.


President Trump Americans Freed from North Korea

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Following up a tweet from yesterday, President Trump personally greeted Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak-song, the three American who had been prisoners in North Korea. These three gentlemen were imprisoned after Trump took office. They were charged by the North Korean Government with espionage or “hostile acts”. This release comes before the landmark summit with Kim Jong-Un where the hope is the dictator can be persuaded to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

President Trump had this to say after the release, “Hopefully, everything is going to work out at the highest level. We want to thank Kim Jong-Un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people.”

Analysts, however, are in wait-and-see mode, observing the negotiations to see if the North Korean Dictator will use the release as leverage for stretching out any deadlines for dismantling the country’s nuclear programs.

Source could not be found, though there are several articles on the story.

Israel Strikes at Iran in Syria

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France and Russia are calling for a de-escalation after Israel took credit for bombing dozens of Iran-linked military compounds in Syria. The Israeli army admitted to targeting Iranian intelligence and logistic sites around Damascus, including observations and military posts along with munition warehouses. This was in response to an overnight bevy of missile strikes aimed at Israeli territory that was blamed on Iran, all missiles were reported as being intercepted. The salvo was launched at Israel after midnight as reported by Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, the Israeli military spokesman.

Source could not be found, though there are several articles on the story. We are keeping an eye on this as the story develops.

Stories were edited and the show is produced and directed by Maddy. Merlin was ill this day.

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