NPR, Donald Trump, White House discussed on Fresh Air


From W. H Y Y in Philadelphia. I'm Terry Gross with fresh air. One of the summer's hit films streaming, of course, is the old guard. Today we talked with the director Gina Prince Bythewood, The first black woman to direct an adaptation of a comic book movie is about a small group of immortal warriors who have lived for centuries. They have been killed many times, but their wounds heal and they spring back to life. But they experienced the pain of each death. Thie oldest, played by Charlie's. Therein is feeling despair because in spite of their efforts, there is still so much war, famine and suffering. Prince Spieth would also directed love and back. A hyper sexualized image first. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. President. Trump continues to claim without evidence that mail in balloting would lead to voter fraud in the November election. Speaking at the White House today, Trump said, the nation's voting system is not a quid for it. We don't have a rigged election. I know that and you have to be very careful when you mentioned As you constantly do, Russia or you mentioned China or you mentioned Iran or others that attack our election system. And when you have this Mail in voting. It's a very susceptible it's something that can be easily attacked. The president was abruptly evacuated from tonight's press briefing by the Secret Service after a shooting was reported outside of the White House. Trump returned a short time later, saying that authorities had shot the suspect. The White House was briefly put on lock down following the incident. A judging California is ordering that ride sharing ABS, uber and lift reclassify. It's hundreds of thousands of drivers in the state as full time employees. NPR's Bobby Allen reports. The ruling is a setback for the companies, which have long defended treating its drivers as independent contractors. California Superior Judge Ethan Shulman ruled that uber and lifts thousands of contract driver should be given the same protections and benefits under labor law as other full time employees. Last year, California passed a law to protect gig workers. It made it more difficult for tech companies to hire contractors for full time work, but uber and left say the law does not apply to them. Shulman says that is not true writing that the companies are depriving legions of workers of the basic protections given to them under state labor law. Uber and lift say they plan to appeal. The companies say drivers prefer the flexibility their contractor status gives them. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco and National survey shows that 40% of first year college students say they plan to stay home this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. Her Cara Pensa of member station. WGBH reports of the 1800 students contacted for the study for in 10 are likely or highly likely not to attend any college this fall. The trend includes highly selective colleges like Harvard, which announced last week that 20% of freshman differed enrollment. Jason Simon is CEO of Simpson Scarborough, which conducted the survey. It's just a really, really highly volatile time. There's still a lot of students who are rethinking what their plans are and are waiting for the last minute to try to make any of those decisions. That might be because the survey also found that a vast majority of students don't trust other students to follow public health guidelines for NPR news. I'm Kirk Cara paisa in Boston at the close on Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 357 points. This is NPR news. Live from the news. I'm terrorist. Siler Governor Gavin Newsom today shed little light on yesterday's sudden resignation of his state public health director. Cuties politics editor Scott Shaffer note. She was on the job less than a year. Dr Sonya Angel was a key part of the health team battling the pandemic. Her resignation email to department staff said little about why she left. But it came less than a week after a serious glitch in the state's computer system for tracking positive test results for covert 19 glitch. Newsome said he didn't know about when he announced a decline and positivity rates last week. We would not have put out those data points had we known that so by definition, we weren't aware I was unaware was made aware later that he Evening, Newsome said. The backlog of nearly 300,000 test results has now been cleared. And it appears the rate of positive test results is in fact dropping. I'm Scott Shaffer news. Security announced 20 layoffs today, representing roughly 5% of our workforce. A number of other employees had their hours reduced. The nonprofits leadership blamed a sharp decline in corporate sponsorship due to the Corona virus pandemic. The organization's science department lost three journalists leading ladies Corona virus coverage in an email to staff President and CEO Michael Disip said recent cost saving measures were not enough. To offset the need to lay some people off in the next fiscal year, which starts in October. Membership revenue, which held steady this year, is expected to drop next year to maintain editorial independence. No one from senior leadership team has reviewed this report. I'm Tara Siler in Oakland. This's news. Thanks. Terra Support for NPR comes from the Chris Key Foundation, expanding opportunities in America's cities through grant making and social investing More at Chris Key dot or GE. And by the listeners of Tomorrow's temperatures under sunny skies. Eventually, it'll clear out. Looks like it should get up to 78 Mountain view tomorrow. Conquered, expecting 88 is a should see high of 80 here in San Francisco. We're expecting a high of 64 tomorrow. This is cake. Public radio. 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