Teri Schultz, Lonny Tikhonov, March 14 discussed on Forum

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$150,000 or less. Annually under the bill. Now Democrats face a daunting deadline to approve Biden's $1.9 trillion plan before additional benefits expire on March 14. Clotting. De salis. NPR NEWS Washington The president's code relief plan also includes money for vaccines the military is helping with efforts to get Americans vaccinated. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby says the Department of Defense has sent 35 teams to community vaccination centers in several locations. Currently we're supporting 15 state led federally supported community vaccination centers in six states. California, Texas, New York. Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U. S Virgin Islands, he says. In the coming weeks, teams will also be sent to Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Georgia. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say that mask mandates can slow covert 19 case and death rates well. Restaurant dining can speed them up from member station W. 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The charges were brought in Manhattan Federal court. McAfee is being detained in Spain on tax evasion charges. Lithuanian government has firmly rejected a request by the regime in Belarus to return opposition leaders fit Lonny Tikhonov ska who has been living in exile. Teri Schultz reports. We would rather see hell freeze over, Foreign Minister Gabrielli. Aslan's burgers, told the Belarussian prosecutor's office. Then think about the demands that spirit wanna see Karnowski up. He sent back to Belarus to face charges of committing crimes against the state and disrupting public order. Seeking Husky fled to Lithuania last year in the wake of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko's harsh crackdown on opposition activists. Following disputed government elections. Lukashenko imprisoned her husband ahead of the vote, so she took his place to challenge the hardline ruler on the ballot. Saganowski as supporters say she won the vote. But the situation became too dangerous for her and her Children to stay in Belarus for NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz, ma'am are special envoy to the United Nations urged the Security Council Friday. To take action against the military leaders that seize control of the country. February 1st the U. N estimates that at least 50 people have been killed in protests against the coup. I'm nor Iran NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Lang Law Foundation, supporting justice, Equity and Opportunity for all people to foster and sustains safe and healthy communities. Learn more at lingua, the data work and the listeners who support this NPR station. Thank you. This is forum. I mean, it came. You may not be thinking much about your clothes these days. But Elizabeth see grin. A senior staff writer at fast Company says the fashion industry certainly is Will the work from home said ditch their sweat pants when the pandemic is over, for example, and will people really want to dress up again or has fashioned permanently shifted, as it often does in response? Two Extraordinary times. Elizabeth Stephen, Welcome to Forum. Thank you so much for having me. I want to start by sharing a tweet we got when we asked listeners yesterday what item of clothing has been getting them through the pandemic? This is from Brendan, who tweets. I have informal and formal sweat pants now for staying in or going to the grocery store, respectively. The formal ones are black. That's the difference is certainly I like the street because certainly sales and searches For sweat pants spike this year whether you were lucky enough to work from home or even reported regularly to a job because days off were often spent at home and people were craving comfort, right? Absolutely. There were two Big Texas a categories of clothes that people tended to invest in. Ah lot of lounge wear sweat pants. I'm sort of on the other side of this. I was really into wearing very comfortable, glorified versions of of nightgowns. Basically, there's a whole trend now. Around address called the Nap dress so comfortable that you're you're able to do a zoom calling and immediately go into your afternoon nap on DSA. Really? It seems like comfort is he regardless of what aesthetic you're going for, And it makes sense, because as you right, it's not the first time that during moments of crisis fashion pivots To meet the needs of the moment. Absolutely. I mean in more broadly over the last 100 years, the story of fashion has been a story of casualization. As a society. We've sort of made the collective decision that we're done with a formal, uncomfortable clothes, and we're form or interested in wearing clothes that allow us to do what we need to do and and feel comfortable in on. But interesting is that moments of crisis have accelerated this ship's two words. More casual clothing. So in World War one, for instance, women previously had been wearing gowns that they would change in and out of throughout the day, and during World War one. They decided that that was too complicated. They were just going to stick to one dress on their dress started to have pockets in it, which was a big development in women's fashion. Then after World War, two women started wearing trousers, which was another shift in casualization on De so moments of crisis tend to propel us further into this this casual aesthetic, and I think we're seeing the same thing happened now with this this pandemic. So then, does that mean that this pandemic will make us even more casual afterward, meaning sweat pants will become what genes were, for example, in the before times I think that that is is going to happen. But I do have a caveat, though, which is that during moments of crisis, we tend to wear clothes, uh, to meet the moment. As you said on day. I think that what generally happens is that after that period, people start, um wanting T O do something very different, right? So after, um in the 19 twenties after the first World War and the previous pandemic There was the roaring twenties. And there were these flapper dresses on Ben after World War two where women in particular were wearing very sort of masculine eyes. Clothing. There was this new look that came out developed by Christian Dior were which was very feminized. And so I think after the crisis, there's this brief period where people are just really sick of being forced to wear a particular type of garment, and they go in the opposite direction. But that's not the whole story..

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