Eric Tikhonov, Diane Bernard, Forty Percent discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network


As joe biden assumes office. This week he'll appeal to a nation facing multiple crises. Might mohan talk where there was concert. Professor who studies presidential speeches. And who says wednesday's inauguration could be a launching point for promoting a resilient. Democracy biden has tried to focus on unity in light of a contentious election in which president donald trump issued discredited claims about voter fraud that led to his supporters storming the capital along with polls indicating many republicans still not acknowledging biden's win the university of wisconsin alison press says biden could establish them healing by sticking with unity and restoring faith in democracy and putting attention on himself folks person for democracy but she is not the definition of what our democracy is. She says that compares with trump's rhetoric one person being the focal point of government beyond the inauguration press says biden's actions in this area could help cement some healing. She adds that he could also win over support by staying honest about the state of the pandemic the economic struggles facing many americans and the need for accountability related to the riots meantime. Cnn reports the dissolving of one of america's most enduring transfer of power rituals the outgoing president welcoming an incoming president on the steps of the north portico and then righty with them to the us capitol cnn notes. That it is just one of these. Snubs of trump's are perpetrating as leave washington instead of a president first lady. The biden's will be greeted by the white house. Chief usher timothy holla. Holla turns out to be a twenty seventeen higher from the trump international hotel in washington and will likely not stay on the biden administration. The source said noting that a role of chief usher in all probability will be filled by someone more familiar with the incoming president and first lady an annual report examining social economic and environmental impacts on the nation's health shows that ever virginian suffering from mental distress increased dramatically between the years. Twenty fourteen and twenty nineteen. And that's even before the pandemic the states. Twenty seven percent rise compares with just eleven percent nationally according to rondo randall with united healthcare which put out america's health rankings. She says that number measures people who said they felt down or depressed fourteen award as editor last thirty. She points out that folks likely have become even more troubled since covid nineteen hit last spring. We do know from other reports that of suicide and rates of drug overdoses in twenty twenty. Were up so that is concerning. I expect to see that many measures in this report will be affected by the pandemic particularly these socioeconomic major. I'm diane bernard this is p. Ns legislators advocates and experts gathering today to brainstorm solutions for the myriad threats facing connecticut's the twenty first annual environmental summit which coincides with the start of the new legislative session lori brown with the event sponsor the connecticut league of conservation voters says. Revamping the state's recycling program is a high priority. We've now gone for the state that started the bottle bill. A landmark law to a state during rate is under fifty percent. I'm suzanne potter and kentucky's felony theft threshold has remained unchanged for more than a decade critics. Say it is contributing to a rise in incarceration the dollar amount of property damage or theft often determines whether or not a person is charged with a felony for decades kentucky's felony theft threshold was three hundred dollars in two thousand nine lawmakers it up to five hundred criminal justice reform advocates. Such is amanda hall with. The aclu of kentucky says the state's felony theft. Laws haven't kept pace with inflation if you receive a that's charge and the merchandise is five hundred dollars or over. You are charged with a felony conviction and today's economy that would mean a cellphone. Recent legislation sponsored by a group of republican lawmakers would increase the state's felony theft threshold to one thousand dollars haul adds that felony. Convictions can remain on a person's record for a lifetime and lead to barriers in housing employment and education people with felonies also are denied the right to vote. Felony thefts are expandable but state law. A person can't apply for an experiment until at least five years after probation and parole. I'm not over i'm lagaan. Finally eric tikhonov tells us that. Many women in washington state or losing healthcare shortly after giving birth a crucial time in a mother's life senate bill fifty sixty eight would extend postpartum medicaid coverage from sixty days to one year the same measure was a victim of the pandemic in twenty twenty. It passed with nearly unanimous support in the house and senate but was vetoed by governor. Jay inslee of budget concerns sam. Hanson bieler with the economic opportunity institute says the bill would help address maternal health crisis right now about ten thousand. Women are falling through the cracks. Because of income or immigration restrictions washington state's maternal mortality review panel found a thirty percent of all pregnancy related. Maternal deaths occur forty three days to a year after birth. The bill has a public hearing in the senate committee on health and long-term care on wednesday about seven hundred women in the us die each year from pregnancy related conditions. It's this is mike clifford for public new service. We are member listener. Supported heard obstacle. The nation's most interesting radio stations and online at public news service dot. Org hit is a little bit women from the hawk. Line feed with us center today. Mostly cloudy skies with a forty percent chance of snow in the afternoon high in the mid thirty s to low forties tonight mostly cloudy skies with a fifty percent chance of snow accumulation around an inch. Bill around twenty five. There will be partly sunny skies on tuesday becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon high in the low thirties. That's the latest weather checkouts more news and weather on our website at.

Coming up next