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"And celebrate progress and grapple with the distance. We've come, but the dishes we have to travel gym. As NPR's Adrian Florido reports, the day has gained wider recognition since the nation's recent movements for racial justice President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in secessionist states on January 1st 18 63. Across the Confederacy. Many slave owners kept this news from their slaves for more than two years. On June, 19th 18 65 Union general wrote into Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil war and of slavery. Here's Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, reading that general's announcement on the House floor yesterday. The people of Texas are informed. In accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the United States. All slaves are free. Black Americans started celebrating the anniversary of that date the very next year and they have ever since with parades, festivals and prayer gatherings. Patricia Davis researches African American cultural memory at Northeastern University and says these communities celebrations have been an important way for black Americans to keep the memory of Juneteenth alive. That's the way most people get their history and particularly history that is not friendly to the idea. Of American exceptionalism. The holiday only began enjoying broader public recognition recently amid the nation's increased attention to issues of racial justice, police killings of black people and conservative efforts to limit how it races taught in public schools. All these events that have led to what people refer to as a racial reckoning. Have led to a greater awareness of histories that have not been centered in formal educational channels, and they've also inspired kind of a more critical orientation. Who had accepted historical narrative, Davis said. Juneteenth has benefited from this. Earlier this week, The Senate unanimously passed a bill making Juneteenth the 11th federal holiday on the calendar. The House approved it Wednesday and today, President Biden signed the bill into law in the East Room of the White House. It's a big deal that he's signing it, it is absolutely a big deal. Sean Jones is president of the Atlanta branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which helps organize an annual Juneteenth celebration. More Americans will now know about this overlooked chapter in black history, he said. But we know that the fight and the mission for full acceptance in this country isn't over because that's what Juneteenth is. It is a recognition..
Woman's Killing In Puerto Rico Spurs Calls For Government To Act
"In Puerto Rico Women are taking to the streets. Their demand stop killing us. The island is in shock over the murder last week of a pregnant woman whom the FBI says was killed by her lover when a Puerto Rico's star athletes Case has reignited longstanding demands that the government address a crisis of violence against women. NPR's Adrian Florido reports with San Juan and just a warning. Some details in this story are disturbing. The case drew wall to wall media attention from the moment 27 year old case let Rodriguez went missing last week after her family said she was a month pregnant with the child of Philip's better. They hold a star boxer who competed for Puerto Rico at the London Olympics. But he gets his mother told local TV that the box or had wanted her daughter to a board, but her daughter was thrilled with the pregnancy. Well, baby, he can't win on almost every Rodriguez. His body was found in the lagoon on Saturday, and the next day the FBI arrested fairly expected a whole the details of its accusation against him or so troubling. We won't describe them here. The case has reignited the fury, frustration and sorrow felt by women across the island who've spent years demanding their government do more to protect them. Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest per capita rates of women killed by their partners. Over the weekend women marched with the Lakers remedy is his body was found and outside the governor's
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"It's not possible, is it? To do what? Resist. I think it's definitely possible to resist when you passed out. Not doing it here. Is he not when he's passed out now? Overall, the prosecution seemed to do an effective job of countering what's expected to be one of the defense's key witnesses. Yeah, well, you said that the defense attorney called six witnesses today. Who else was there, right? He also called she Wanda Hill. She is a friend of George Floyd's who was in the car with him when police showed up and arrested him. She was not happy to be on the stand. But she did testify that Floyd had fallen asleep in the driver's seat when police showed up. This was testimony. The defense is probably going to use to suggest that Floyd was overdosing as part of its broader argument that drugs were partly to blame for his death. But the same witness also testified that a few minutes earlier, Floyd had been cheerful, hugging people even doing a little dance inside of the Cup Foods convenience store. I understand that there was also testimony from another police officer from a couple. Actually. One of them was Peter Chang, a Minneapolis Parks police officer who responded on the day that Floyd died but didn't get involved in his arrest. He was brought in to bolster another argument the defense is trying to make, which is that part of the reason show Vin did not get off of George Boyd's Annie. Was because he felt threatened by the bystanders who are watching what was going on. So here's Nelson asking this officer a question. And as Mr Floyd and the officers were across the street, did you notice any changes in the area? Yeah, that's the there was the crown. And I guess the crowd was we call me more loud and aggressive. A lot of young cross the street did that cause you any concern concerned for the officer's 80 does. Other than this officer, l said there was also very limited testimony from an officer who arrested Floyd a year before he died. The defensive wanted to use this as evidence that Floyd had a tendency to resist arrest, but the judge didn't allow that. That is NPR's Adrian Florido in Minneapolis. Thank you, Adrian. Thanks, Sosa..
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"Take the stand in his own defense. Still unknown. Okay, NPR's Adrian Florido. Thanks, Adrian. Like, you know. More than three million covert 19 covert 19 vaccines are being administered every day. But a mismatch between supply and demand is emerging. Health officials in some parts of this country say they have so much vaccine that appointments are going unfilled. In other places where cases are rising. Their vaccine shortages. NPR's Allison Aubrey is following this one. Good morning, Alison. Good morning, Noel. Okay, so we we have talked to you a lot on the show lately about Michigan, where cases air really surging. Is that state have enough vaccine. Well, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says her state needs more supplies. She says extra doses could help quash hot spots. You know so far. The White House covered response team has said it will not shift the allocation program, which is based on the state's population. The administration has promised extra resource is, but not more doses. No house so Governor Widmark continues to press the issue here She is on CBS yesterday. We are definitely grateful for the boots on the ground that they're sending the mobile units, But I am going to also continue fighting for my state, and we have thousands of partners who are ready to put shots in arms. We just need those vaccines to come into Michigan. She says. The variance help explain the surge and around the country know how they're still in more than 60,000 new cases a day. This comes at a time when allocations of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are down due to a production issue at a Maryland facility, where vaccine ingredients were kind of mixed up that is still being worked out so fewer doses that vaccine are being shipped out. So places where there are shortages and then other places in the country where you have appointments, and they're going on filled. That's right. And some of this is the hesitancy that we've talked so much about. I spoke to Clare Hannon of the Association of Immunization Managers. He points to some areas in the south, including Mississippi, as well as Kansas in the Midwest parts of North Dakota. Now there are lots of efforts underway to directly reach out to people, including having primary care doctors reach out to their patients and other initiatives. In Alaska. There actually going door to door and in North Dakota. They're getting their providers to record messages to send out little videos to their patients. You know, encouraging the vaccine, stating that they've gotten the vaccine and hopefully that is making a difference, But we're just kind of reaching that point where supply is ahead of demand in some areas. Remember. Public health officials say that we need the 80% or so of the population to be protected to reach her community and herd. Immunity, of course, would be a global phenomenon right there still inequity. Some countries don't have access to the vaccine or too much vaccine, and the body administration now says it will help how Well. Secretary of State Tony Blinken has pointed to the partnership with Japan, India and Australia to increase vaccine manufacturing capacity and on NBC yesterday, he said, the U. S has the responsibility to take the lead here. We're going to be the world leader on helping to make sure that the entire world gets vaccinated. And here's why, Unless and until the vast majority of people in the world of vaccinated it's still going to be a problem for us, because as long as that the virus is replicating somewhere could be mutating and that it could be coming back to hit us. And given what's happening in Brazil and in India with surging cases no out it really puts the urgency into perspective. Yeah, sure does. NPR's Allison Aubrey? Thanks, Alison. Thank you, Noel. Or a top officials from the Biden administration are holding a summit with leaders of some high tech industries to address a supply chain problem. There's a shortage of semiconductors, the small computer chips that power cars and cell phones and just about everything else. At this point, they're made almost entirely in Asia, and the shortage has forced auto manufacturers to interrupt production. There are concerns that other industries could also see slow doubts. NPR White House correspondent Scott Tetro has been following this one. Good morning, Scott. Good morning. How serious is this is a shortage. You know, As Steve mentioned, cars are becoming more and more computerized demand for cars a surging right now, and there is just a huge supply shortage, not enough semiconductors to go around right now to make cars so tomb or General Motors plants. Just announced temporary shutdowns because they don't have the materials they need. GM has caused more than a half dozen plants. Now four Ford plans are temporarily shut down as well among other automakers, and the reason our White House correspondent is covering this is because the White House is actually trying to do something about it, right. Yes, I did not just shift beats. So President Biden has already ordered a review, looking at what the federal government can do to make sure more semiconductors are manufactured in the U. S because there's the supply issue. Also a sustained environment of trade wars and more economic nationalism with China in particular, so today, the White House is meeting with people from 19 different companies across the range of industries. I interviewed Duleep Singh about this. He's a Nash. He's a deputy national security advisor in the Biden administration, also the deputy director of the National Economic Council. He says. The White House knows this is a serious economic problem. And when you look at how many other industries rely on semiconductors, particularly the most high capacity ones, that it is a big national security problem, too. Pharmaceuticals space but also weapons systems and satellites. So here's the problem today. 100% all of the most advanced semiconductors air produced in East Asia. That's a critical vulnerability. The White House wants to spend a lot of money on this $50 billion to boost domestic manufacturing the same amount to create a new department within the Commerce Department to take a look at this. So he's titties Summit actually about selling the infrastructure plan. It's a big part of it, and also from the messages that we have heard. I think the White House also seems to be making it clear to these companies it is ready to intervene. Biden and top advisers have centered a lot of policy around the needs to make the economic interests of middle class Americans central to both foreign and domestic policy. And, just as importantly, for their political future toe, let voters know they're trying to do this..
MLB All-Star Game yanked from Atlanta over voting law
"This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. Totally unnecessary. That is what a top lieutenant in the Minneapolis Police Department said today about the way that former police officer Derrick Show Vin Pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, he testified on the fifth day of Sheldon's murder trial. NPR's Adrian Florido has been covering the proceedings and joins us again from Minneapolis. Hey, Adrian. Hi, Elsa. All right. So today wrapped up the trial's first week, which, as you know, I've been talking about has been packed with so much emotional testimony, like from bystanders who watched Floyd died to first responders who couldn't revive him. But today the trial seemed to shift a little right. Tell us a little bit about that. Yeah. Today, the prosecution worked to build its case that Derrick show Vin used excessive force on George Floyd. And to do that they called Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman to the stand. He is the longest serving police officer in the Minneapolis PD. He's been on the force since 1985. He's the head of the homicide division. And importantly, after George Floyd's death, he was one of the department employees who publicly condemned what show Vin did. Prosecutor Matthew Frank spent time today asking him about the dangers of restraining a suspect by laying them face down. Have you ever in all the years you've been working for the Minneapolis Police department. On been trained. To kneel on the neck of someone who is handcuffed behind their back in a prone position. No, I haven't. Is that if that were done with that be considered force absolutely. What level of force might that be? That would be the top tier the deadly force. Why? Because of The fact that if you need is on a person's neck That can kill him. Not not mincing words. They're obviously right. Well, what exactly did Lieutenant Zimmerman's say about the way show Vin handle George Floyd. So here is the same prosecutor asking Zimmerman a question about what he saw in the body cam footage of George Boyd's arrest. What is your? You know, your View of that use of force during that time period. Totally unnecessary. What do you mean? Well, first of all. Pulling him down to the ground face down. And putting your knee on the neck. For that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt. And he said, the danger is what show then I would've had to field to justify keeping his his knee on Floyd's neck for that, Monk. E mean it's not every day that you hear. A police officer, especially a senior police officer criticized Another officer, even a former one, right, right? Yeah. But on cross examination, eyes show, Vin's attorney, Eric Nelson, worked to poke holes in his testimony, his main focus being the latitude that police officers are allowed during under the police department's use of force policy when they're responding to incidents, So here's Nelson asking that the same witness a question. You would agree, however, that in the fight for your life generally speaking in a fight for your life, you is an officer are allowed to use whatever force is reasonable and necessary. Correct? Yes. And that could even involve improvisation, agreed. Yes. Minneapolis Police department policy allows a police officer to use whatever means there never are available to him to protect himself and others, right? Yes. The defense attorney there, obviously giving clues about the kind of arguments he's going to make when it's his turn to present his case that show been feared for his life that he was dealing with the dynamic situation. Struggling suspect an angry crowd. And real quick. When do we expect the defense to start calling their own witnesses? Well. The prosecution is expected to wrap up their case by the end of next week. And then it'll be the defense's turn. We expect starting the following week that is NPR's Adrian Florido in Minneapolis. Thank you, Adrian. Thank you, Elsa. Critics say that George is controversial New election law restricts voter access and disproportionately effects people of color and in protest Major League Baseball announced today It will relocate the summer's All Star game and draft out of Georgia and under pressure from voting rights advocates. Major companies like Delta and Coca Cola have issued critical statements. Now. Stetson University law professor Ciara Tourist Spellissy studies the influence of corporations and lawmaking earlier today, I spoke to her about what she found striking about this wave of corporate criticism. One of the things that's remarkable about the new statements from Delta and Coca Cola is that they have changed positions a few days ago. They put out pretty Tepid criticisms and or support for the Georgia legislation, and now that the legislation has become law, and they've been under pressure from voting rights advocates They have changed their tune on. That doesn't happen that often. Let's dig into that a little more, because obviously corporate America lobbies. Statehouses Congress for all kinds of things, right? Can you talk about how aggressive they can be in this area or how reluctant they have been in this area in the past? So corporations have two main ways that they influence policy. One is through corporate donations to particular candidates. They then spend even more money lobbying lawmakers to get the policies that they want. Now, most of the policies that a corporation wants are for its own benefit. No, this is a little bit different because voting rights advocates in Georgia put pressure on corporations not just because they were located in Georgia, but also because they had given money to Some of the politicians who created this regressive Election law in Georgia. Can you talk about a moment in recent history where we've seen corporate activism lead to significant legislative change? I think the biggest Example of this was the 2017 tax cut. And the tax cut was literally for corporations. So you had political donors putting enormous pressure on Members of Congress and the corporate tax rate was cut significantly. Another example is bathroom bills and so by bathroom bills. These are Laws at the state level that direct individuals to only use the bathroom of the gender of their birth. And one of these bathroom bills was passed in North Carolina. The end see double a pulled championship games from North North Carolina. And that got AH lot of attention and and North Carolina. Rolled back that bathroom, Phil. We've been hearing a lot, especially in the last year about corporate responsibility, so to speak. What you going to be looking for going forward to see whether this is Real or not, well, one of the things that we saw after the riots at the Capitol on January 6th. Woz corporations deciding to pull back corporate PAC money from the Republicans who objected to The electoral college votes for Joe Biden. But now there is pressure from the U. S Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the largest trade associations in America. It's also one of the largest Dark money, political spenders in America, and they're urging their members to get back in the political spending game. So one of the things that I will look at After Georgia and after the riots on January, 6th is Do any of these corporations actually changed their political spending behavior. Ciara Torres Spellissy is a professor of law at Stetson University in Gulf Port Florida. Thank you so much for your time. Thank you. There is a new attempt to bring the U. S and Iran back to the 2015 nuclear deal with one The Trump administration left in direct talks are set to begin in Vienna next Tuesday.
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"Elsa Chang this hour. Should businesses be required to pay the standard minimum wage to workers who make tips like waiters and hairdressers. Having to worry about whether or not I'm going to make sufficient finds for the work that I'm putting in If our cake also how young far right extremists in America are finding work arounds when they get booted off mainstream social media sites. We know there are a lot of young people online in white supremacist networks and how worries over the AstraZeneca shot are disrupting Europe's vaccination campaign. Those stories after these headlines Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The judge overseeing jury selection in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show. Vin says so called George, who've already been seated in the case. It's to ensure they haven't been tainted by news of the city's massive settlement with the family of George Floyd. The man chosen is on trial for killing More from NPR's Adrian Florido, the $27 million Civil settlement. The city of Minneapolis, reached last week with the Floyd family is separate from the criminal cases against Derrick Show Vin and three other former officers. But Sheldon's attorney raised concerns the jury pool has been tainted by the news. He wants the judge to postpone the trial or move it out of Minneapolis. So far the judge has not agreed to do either. During questioning. Potential jurors are asked whether they can set aside things they hear outside the courtroom. So the judge said he'd video called the seven jurors who were seated before news of the settlement broke to make sure they could still be impartial. Adrian Florido. NPR NEWS Minneapolis President Biden traveled to Pennsylvania today. Seeking to highlight details of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure. President visiting a minority owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia talk about how the plant will help small businesses, noting that hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost in the state due to the pandemic. 300,000 Pennsylvania's.
Minneapolis reaches $27 million settlement with George Floyd's family
"Announced a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd over Floyd staff at the hands of police officers last spring. The announcement comes amid jury selection in the murder trial of Derrick Show Vin, the officer who held his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. MPR's Adrian Florido is in Minneapolis where this is all happening. He joins us now. And Adrian, I want to start with this settlement. What other details have you learned? Well. The settlement is in response to a federal wrongful death lawsuit that George Floyd's family filed last year against the city of Minneapolis and the four officers who participated in Floyd's arrest. The City Council approved the settlement this afternoon. So did Mayor Jacob Fry. Those officials then joined Floyd's family at a press conference and here's what Floyd family attorney Ben Crump said there This historic agreement, the largest Pretrial settlement in a police civil rights wrong for death case in U. S history makes a statement that judge floor deserve better. Yeah. Then what we witness Oh, may 25th 2020. That John's Florin Life madness. And by extension, black lives matter. While most of the money in the settlement body goes to the Floyd family. It also includes half a million dollars for community improvement efforts in the neighborhood where Floyd was killed. What does
In A Los Angeles Park, Worrying Signs Of Rising Homelessness
"Continues to pummel the nation's economy, There are troubling signs that more people are slipping into homelessness. NPR's Adrian Florido visited Park in Los Angeles, where this is becoming more visible every day. Echo Park is one of Ella's iconic public spaces. It has a big lake lined by palm trees and a postcard view of the downtown skyline. It's always had a small homeless community. But in the last few months, people sleeping in tents have filled half of the park's 16 acres. Jesse Brandy moved in four months ago after losing his job programming office phone systems. Everything's closed. Businesses aren't putting any effort into you know, telephone lines in programming those systems out of work. He couldn't afford the rent. So that left me with friends going through, you know, house the house and then became a burden. So So he came to the park and pitched a tent. There are people have been here before hand, but a lot of these people right here. This was because of the pandemic. Federal, state and local addiction moratoriums are supposed to be keeping people in their homes, even if they can't pay the rent during the pandemic. It says that who moved into Echo Park over the summer, said a lot of people like him have left their apartments anyway. Rather than fall behind on rent. I didn't want that hanging over me. Even though there was a moratorium on Enter and I didn't technically has to pay it. I'm not making money. So how? While my loading up on death, he said in addiction over back rent would hurt him for years. He recently found a temporary job working the reception desk it a tax preparation firm. Colleagues don't know He lives in the park. Which is why he asked me not to use his last name. Like I met people out here. They had good jobs. And then could the foreground. This pandemic is just, you know, I really hit him hard. There's even like families with kids here, you know, because of the pandemic groups that fan out to do. Homeless counts have put that off for now, making it hard to know how many people the pandemic has already driven to the streets. Just because there's no academic data does not discount our own eyes. Pete White directs the Lay Community Action Network, an anti poverty organization. Us traveling in communities where there were no house with people and there are now informal settlements everywhere. There is no dept that their arm or people on the streets Ella in California have had a homeless crises for years. And while officials are using pandemic relief money to get people inside White fears. What he's saying is just the beginning here and nationally. This crisis will on Lee get worse unless we figure out how to do all we can to keep people who are barely hanging on. In their homes. And for folks who are house list, figuring out cheaper and faster and innovative ways to get people inside. Brenda Modano moved into Echo Park before Christmas and says the community has formed quickly here with weekly meetings and all We get together. We discussed that girls, if anything wrong or what? What's going on? You know how many kids you could have? She was standing with stubble. What soy who was manning a table accepting donations for the parks residents. Shoes, toilet paper soap clothing. Ah, feel crappy about because by doing that I know that I'm helping some other people and that made me happy. So I moved into the park seven months ago, almost for the first time in his life, he said. 35 years after moving here from what they might let you pulled the business card out of his tent who started with so general handyman? I do I do. Drive one painting, plumbing, hardwood floor. That's what I do. So he says that when the pandemic struck work dried up the first night in his tent, he couldn't believe it, but everything happens for every zones. You're gonna get up on my feet. I know that I don't Don't get up. I'm going after I lost everything. He started recycling cans, he says, and scraping jobs together. Little by Little Adrian flooded. NPR NEWS, Los Angeles
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"New law. I'm eliminating that policy. A second order involves replacing the nation's system to process asylum cases. Ah, third calls for a review of the legal immigration system. Including the public charge rule that made it harder for immigrants to get permanent residents or green cards if they were likely to require public benefits. Franco or Dona as NPR news was in a bind, joined Senate Democrats for virtual lunch today to further outline details of his proposed $1.9 trillion corner virus relief measure. President, joined by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who along with the White House has said the concern is not providing too much shade to the coronavirus ravaged economy, but rather too little. Both Biden and yellowing of also urged lawmakers take bold actions to address the pandemic and the virus. Senate Democrats then use their slim majority to vote 50 to 49 to move ahead with or without Republican votes by met with GOP senators yesterday discussed there slim down $618 billion proposal, saying he is unwilling to settle on too small of an aid package. Abide. Administration is releasing more than a billion dollars installed disaster aid for Puerto Rico. NPR's Adrian Florido reports as part of an effort to ease restrictions the Trump administration had put on funding for the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria. $1.3 billion will pay for projects to strengthen Puerto Rico's infrastructure against future natural disasters. The money was approved two years ago is part of a $20 billion package for the U. S territory from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But the Trump administration set strict rules before the island could get that money stricter than for states like Texas and Florida. Recovering from similar disasters. Officials said they were concerned about corruption and inefficient spending. But many on the island believe racism was a factor. The Biden administration said its decision to release the money is part of the new president's commitment to equity in government. Adrian Florido NPR News The second full flight test of Space axis Starship Rocket is ended pretty much like the first one with another fiery crash. On. Most company launched the prototype rocket from the company's facility in southeastern taxes flew to a height of more than six miles, but it never strayed doubt upon returning to earth and slammed into the ground. Space X is developing starship for a future mission to Mars. On Wall Street. The Dow was up strongly. This is NPR man. This is KCRW and Larry Parole. Here's what's happening at 604. It is increasingly looking like the rest of this school year will be spent online for students in Los Angeles and many other parts of the state. That's prompted some education officials. Look into making the school year longer as KCRW sterile SATs been reports, not everyone thinks that's such a good idea. Several Ellie's school board members have joined other education officials around California in signaling support for more time in the digital classroom. Supporters say the extra time is needed to help close gaps created by distance learning. Ella USD Superintendent Austin Buechner went even further this week, suggesting the district could hold a mandatory summer session. Some education experts say students and teachers are already exhausted by a difficulty year of distance learning, they warn, adding more time runs the risk of ignoring mental health needs. The L U. S. T is also among the district that will consider extending the 2021 2 22 school year when students will hopefully be back in the classroom. State schools chief Tony Thurman kicked off a global contest today for the best plan to expand high speed Internet access to all Californians. We can now offer a million dollar cash prize to support this innovation competition. The money comes from philanthropist Gary Michaelson, General Motors and biotech firm Genentech. There will be judges who will have the opportunity to review proposals as they come in, and we think that this could really lead to the next big thing In closing the digital divide, Thurman says. The lack of equitable access to computers and connectivity disproportionately affects low income students and students of color, he says almost 1/5. California students still can't participate in distance learning and a Beverly Hills salon owner who could be seen in video footage encouraging writers rioters to storm the U. S. Capitol. January 6th. Has been indicted. Gina Bisignano could go to prison for decades if she's convicted of the seven counts against her and the indictment. The grand jury says Busan, Jano not only impeded the official proceedings of Congress but aided and abetted others. 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"A second order involves replacing the nation's system to process asylum cases. Ah, third calls for a review of the legal immigration system. Including the public charge rule that made it harder for immigrants to get permanent residents or green cards if they were likely to require public benefits. Franco or Dona as NPR news was in a bind, joined Senate Democrats for virtual lunch today to further outline details of his proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure. President, joined by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who along with the White House has said the concern is not providing too much shade to the corner virus ravaged economy. But rather too little. Both Biden and yelling of all swords, lawmakers take bold actions to address the pandemic and the virus. Senate Democrats then use their slim majority to vote 50 to 49 move ahead with or without Republican votes by met with GOP senators yesterday discussed there slim down $618 billion proposal, saying he is unwilling to settle on too small of an aid package. By the administration is releasing more than a billion dollars installed disaster aid for Puerto Rico. NPR's Adrian Florido reports as part of an effort to ease restrictions the Trump administration had put on funding for the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria. $1.3 billion will pay for projects to strengthen Puerto Rico's infrastructure against future natural disasters. The money was approved two years ago is part of a $20 billion package for the U. S territory from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But the Trump administration set strict rules before the island could get that money stricter than for states like Texas and Florida. Recovering from similar disasters. Officials said they were concerned about corruption and inefficient spending. But many on the island believe racism was a factor. The Biden administration said its decision to release the money is part of the new president's commitment to equity in government. Adrian Florido NPR News The second full flight test of Space axis Starship Rocket is ended pretty much like the first one with another fiery crash. On. Most company launched the prototype rocket from the company's facility in southeastern taxes flew to a height of more than six miles, but it never strained out upon returning to earth and slammed into the ground. Space Sex is developing starship for a future mission to Mars. Wall Street. The Dow was up strongly. This is NPR lie from KQED News. I'm terrorist. Siler State Assembly member Mark Levin is calling for the removal of the federal receiver in charge of health care in state prisons. This comes after an inspector general report found the state's decision to transfer dozens of inmates into San Quentin at the onset of the pandemic led to a massive outbreak at the prison. Veen says court appointed receiver Clark Kelso and his team knew or should have known that some of those men may have already been infected with covert 19. They, in fact, pushed forward with the transfer, knowing that the data they had was flawed and probably faulty. Prison officials have reported that 28 men at San Quentin and one employees have died from the virus. The Oakland City Council has passed an emergency ordinance that will give grocery store workers an additional $5 per hour as temporary pandemic hazard pay. Thea Ordinance on Lee applies to larger grocery stores and retailers such as Target. An estimated 2000 workers would be covered. Councilman member Nikki Fortunato Bass authored the legislation. Her chief of staff, me a psycho, Chin explained how it works. If a large grocery employer is already paying hazard pay this emergency ordinance gives them credit for doing the right thing. It allows employers already offering hazard pay to use that amount as credit towards reaching the $5 per hour bonus cities across the state have passed or are considering similar measures. One in Long Beach is being.
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"Public health experts are worried that some of the people who are skeptical of a Corona virus vaccine are those who need it the most that includes Latinos and African Americans who make up a disproportionate number of people hospitalized or killed by covert 19. NPR's Adrian Florido reports on some of the efforts to fight vaccine skepticism within those communities. Maria today is does not intend to get vaccinated, at least not right away. I think if I get the vaccine that I'm going to get Whatever, like Kobe house and I'm going to die, so I definitely will be one of the people that won't take it. You know, In the beginning, you says she is not generally a vaccine skeptic, but this one since it's new I am not comfortable of getting it. Surveys show that kind of skepticism about the Cova vaccine is widespread. Nearly 40% of Latinos told Pew researchers they would probably or definitely not get the vaccine. More than half of black respondents said the same white people have also expressed hesitancy. But the reluctance among African Americans and Latinos is especially worrying because their rates of infection are so much higher. It's a major concern. Dr Keith Norris's among an army of people, ramping up efforts to ensure Latinos, African Americans and other people of color trust the vaccine. He's hearing a wide range of concerns, many stemming from a long history of racism in medical research. Concern about being a guinea pig concerns about farmer and the federal government. And then there's lots of social media messaging. Downplaying the importance of coronavirus. Norris works for U. C. L A, and is leading a California effort funded by the National Institutes of Health to build Vaccine Trust. Strategy is to get clear, concise information to.
Louisville preparing for another night of protests after Breonna Taylor decision
"Of Louisville is bracing for another night of protests after Kentucky's attorney general said he would not charge three officers in the death of Briana Taylor. She is the black woman shot and killed by police in her apartment in March. The decision not to charge the officers involved drove demonstrators into the streets around the country. But it's Louisville. That is the center of this story. And that is where NPR's Adrian Florido is now. Hey there, Adrian. I'm a really describe to us what you are seeing. What you're hearing is you're out and about reporting on the streets there in Louisville. So, so far today, things have been calm. That was not the case. Last night, however, the streets of downtown Louisville were really tense as police worked to enforce and nine PM curfew and disperse crowds or furious Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement just before curfew, two officers were shot. Their injuries were non my threatening and the suspect was arrested. But this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer pleaded for peace. We never had control over what attorney General of the grand jury would do. We do have control over what happens next in our city, So I'm asking everyone to reject violence and join me and committing Ourselves to the work of reform for justice and for equity and do that now. And Adrian. How our people out on the streets protesting. How are they hearing that? How are they responding to that? I think that there is a lot of skepticism that meaningful change that the mayor is calling for if they participate will actually happen, You know, people here in Louisville protested for 120 days. Demanding that the three police officers who participated in the raid on Briana Taylor's apartment be charged with her murder. Instead. What they got was a grand jury and the state attorney general deciding to charge just one of those officers not for Taylor's death, but because the bullets that this officer fired into her apartment, entered the apartment next door and endangered the lives of Taylor's neighbors. This morning, I spoke to a man named Marcus Reed. He runs a barbecue joint near where Taylor was killed wasn't what he said. If it was may 20 years, But you know, this is police and he's not my skin color. They Just a slap on the wrist. They keep doing it. He told me that his friends and family are deeply resentful of the decision not to charge and that he would not be surprised if tensions on the streets actually actually grow worse after this, Yeah, well, I was going to ask where where my things go because people out protesting many of them had some pretty specific goals in mind. They weren't just angry. They wanted all of the involved officers to be fired and charged with murder. Which, as of yesterday seems to be off the table. So so where do things go now? Rights of the local investigation into Taylor's killing is complete. There will be no more charges Theater New general has said that but the police Department is continuing an internal investigation on whether the officers followed department protocols on the night of the raid. There's also an ongoing federal investigation. The FBI is looking into whether police violated Briana Taylor's civil rights and they're looking at How they obtained that warrant raid Taylor's apartment to look for drugs drugs that they did not find, And aside from that Kentucky's governor Andy this year, he is calling on the attorney general to release the evidence from his investigation against the officers. Here's what the governor said just a little while ago. I know the attorney general talks about the truth, and I talk about the truth. I think we ought to let the people of Kentucky see all of that evaluate and come to the truth. I believe that it is fully appropriate to do at this point in time, Put it all on line. The attorney general has said that he won't do that for now, because of the charges brought yesterday against the one former officer Onda also that pending FBI investigation so briefly, Adrian, you're watching for more protests there in Louisville tonight. There will be more protests. You know, The police say that they're going to continue to enforce the curfew, which is still in effect. Police say that they will do the same thing they did yesterday. They have today arrested more than 100 protesters yesterday. I should also say Marie Louise that we're expecting to hear from Briana Taylor's family tomorrow. NPR's Adrian Florido reporting from Louisville tonight. Thanks, Adrien.
'This is a crisis': National Urban League finds persistent racial disparities exacerbated during pandemic
"Urban League says its annual report on racial inequality in America explores various ways that the corona virus pandemic is exposing racism. NPR's Adrian Florido has more. The report titled The State of Black America Unmasked highlights how the pandemic has laid bare persistent racial disparities that the group has been documenting. For decades. It published data showing that African Americans and Latinos are roughly three times as likely to be affected by the Corona virus is white people. An African Americans, or roughly twice as likely as whites or Latinos to die from it. The reasons are complex but rooted fundamentally, the Urban League wrote in longstanding systemic racism. The urban lynx has decades of economic and social progress have not been enough to prevent much of the devastation that has befallen black and brown communities during the pandemic.
Minneapolis council members pledge to disband police as protests mount
"A majority of members of Minneapolis city council in the United States have promised to dismantle its police department the move follows the death of an unarmed African American man George Floyd in police custody two weeks ago respond one spread protests nine of the council's thirteen members said they would work with the community to create a new system of public safety Adrian Florido is a reporter for national public radio this is something that black activists in the city of Minneapolis actually been advocating for for many years but that really only in the last couple of weeks and really in the last few days in the aftermath of of these protests that they have gotten a more receptive audience the decision really was kind of whiplash even for a lot of these black activists who hadn't expected such a willing reception a positive reception to the proposal from the city council itself
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"Mourners including family politicians and celebrities filed into a chapel at a local university they honored the life of the black man whose death in police custody on Memorial Day has led to more than a week of protests across the country NPR's Adrian Florido was at the ceremony and he joins me now hello hi Sarah Nigerian I understand you're there at the chapel describe what you're seeing for us right the Memorial Park G. George Floyd is under way as we speak George played casket gold casket is at the front of the chapel and he's being eulogized from a white lectern that was designed after the one that Dr Martin Luther king used to deliver his I have a dream speech a judge what family family is here members of Congress Minnesota officials prominent civil rights leaders we just heard from the Reverend al Sharpton let's hear a little bit of get some rest George George we just we just we and just after that fiery speech there there was a very emotional moment everyone went silent for eight minutes which is about the amount of time that Derek shop and had his neck on third floor it's neck I'm sorry he has me on for a second clearly this is an impassioned event a political event in many ways but it's also a memorial have there been some more personal there have been in you right well the speeches here are continuing the calls for justice for George Floyd in for all black Americans a goal of this memorials to kind of take a step back from the global outcry that Floyd is set up to remember the joyful and may be a simple now but he is also a man son brother so I'd like you to listen to what his brother aloneness said when he took.
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"The life of the black man whose death in police custody on Memorial Day has led to more than a week of protests across the country NPR's Adrian Florido was at the ceremony and he joins me now hello hi Sarah Nigerian I understand you're there at the chapel describe what you sing for us right the memorial for George fight is underway as we speak George played casket gold casket is a different the chapel and he's being eulogized from a white lectern that was designed after the one that Dr Martin Luther king used to deliver his I have a dream speech a judge with family family is here members of Congress Minnesota officials leaders we just heard from the Reverend al Sharpton let's hear a little bit of CO two get your **** George George we keep changing we keep we and just after that fiery speech there there was a very emotional everyone went silent for eight minutes which is about the amount of time to shop and had his neck wonderful its neck I'm sorry he has me on for a second Adrian and clearly this is an impassioned event a political event in many ways but it's also a memorial have there been some more personal there have been in your it well the speech is here our continuing the calls for justice for George Floyd in for all black Americans a goal of this memorials to kind of take a step back from this global outcry that Floyd killing is set up to remember the joyful and may be a simple now but he is also a man son brother so I'd like you to listen to what his brother aloneness said when he took the lectern.
'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities
"Let's go to Minneapolis now we've got NPR's Adrian Florido agent good morning good morning look not only did we see protests all across the country last night we saw a very heavy police response as well as National Guard response can you tell us about that yeah well the national guard's been activated in in several states including California Ohio Georgia and here in Minnesota where I am as well as in Washington DC so I met many cities we saw not only police in riot gear facing off against protesters but also troops at writing through through the streets in military vehicles in addition to those large number of troops and police what about the tactics they're using there's been a lot of criticism of their tactics people of that been posting videos of protesters being tear gassed hit with rubber bullets attacks on journalists in in New York there's a video of a police cruiser driving into protesters a video that mayor bill de Blasio called upsetting but even with this massive response police around the country have struggled to take control there were violent clashes with police in Chicago chaotic protests in New York and Salt Lake City one person killed in Indianapolis I'm in LA LA as you mentioned the the the the the mayor issued a curfew order and and deployed the National Guard and other cities have the National Guard on standby hoping to prevent the kind of damage that we've seen here in in Minneapolis and there's been mass arrests and injuries on both sides of police and protesters what was it like last night in Minneapolis well over the last few days police had been completely unable to control them the looting and rioting on the streets here and so large swaths of the city of burnt because the police and firefighters in many instances didn't even try to respond but last night things were were different police were out in full force patrolling the streets with with the help of the National Guard and they were determined to take control of the streets they they used tear gas here too they they used rubber bullets and police lines to to disperse protesters still really furious over at George Floyd's killing and and police violence in general and I can tell you Lou the police mostly did take control here there was very little damage reported last night to to to build businesses another property and I don't believe any major fires reported in Minneapolis last night either so what's happening there do you think the unrest is subsiding it's hard to say things still feel very tenuous here many people are still furious like I said over what the police did to George Floyd and though many people did obey the city's eight PM curfew last night many did not listen to what this young man named Q. Henderson who I spoke with last night said he was a he was marching with a group of about a hundred people at peacefully but angrily at around ten o'clock two hours after the curfew took effect I think the curfews
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"African American neighborhood of Oak Park limit hill attended with her daughter angry I'm frustrated and something has to change and in New York City state assemblywoman Diana Richardson protesters with the group that was made by the police we want the NYPD began so what we look at where even speaking we're watching what he's doing meanwhile murder charges were filed against one of the officers involved in Florida's death NPR's Adrian Florido joins us now from Minneapolis where he was at the protest in that city Adrien thanks for being with us hi Scott and what did you see there last night to match the chaos well I spent a couple of hours last night on a stretch of a couple of blocks in south Minneapolis for this incredible scene unfolded people broke into businesses and started looting someone set fire to a car in a parking lot which then exploded and engulfed at least a dozen other cars a gas station was set on fire people were cursing the police and chanting George Floyd's name you know just one of several places in the country where it seems like this are starting to play out and of course Adrian the destruction that you describe happened within hours after officials announced that the officer had been seen in that video with his knee on George Floyd snack had been charged with murder protesters clearly wanted something more than yeah they were not at all satisfied most people I spoke with on the street here last night agreed that that charge is an important first step but they said that it's it's not enough listen to what they were Jones one of the protesters I spoke with said we want all four officers in jail.
"adrian florido" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm straight in and something has to change and in New York City state assemblywoman Diana Richardson protesters with the group that was made by the police we want the NYPD began so what we look at where even speaking we're watching them aggressively look at what he's doing meanwhile murder charges were filed against one of the officers involved in Florence death NPR's Adrian Florido joins us now from Minneapolis where he was at the protest in that city Adrien thanks for being with us hi Scott and what did you see there last night amidst the chaos well I spent a couple of hours last night on a stretch of a couple of blocks in south Minneapolis for this incredible scene unfolded people broke into businesses and started looting someone set fire to a car in a parking lot which then exploded and engulfed at least a dozen other cars a gas station was set on fire people were cursing the police and chanting George Floyd's name you know just one of several places and in the country where it seems like this are starting to play out and of course Adrian the destruction that you describe happened within hours after officials announced that the officer had been seen in that video with his knee on George Floyd snack had been charged with murder protesters clearly wanted something more than yeah they were not at all satisfied most people I spoke with on the street here last night agreed that that charge is an important first step but they said that it's it's not enough listen to what David Jones one of the protesters I spoke with said we want all four.
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"Across the country in Denver in Louisville hundreds of people gathered demanding justice for another life lost at the hands of police Riana Taylor who was killed back in March but we focus now on Minneapolis where protesters set fire to a police precinct last night and this morning a black CNN reporter and his crew or arrested live on television while covering the protests they have since been released all this comes after a tweet from president trump sanctioning police violence against demonstrators and here's Adrian Florido is in Minneapolis and joins us now Adrian can you just tell us what's going on I mean what's the situation this morning good morning Rachel yeah this this this morning state police have sort of retaking control of the area around this police precinct that was set on fire last night right now there are there are lines and lines and lines of police officers sort of that sort of making a very sort of heavy show of their of their of their force in their presence in around this police precinct last night it was much different scene hundreds of people possibly thousands of people watching this police precinct burn this police precinct which had become a symbol of the police power that they feel is responsible for for George Floyd's death and also a symbol of the broader tortured relationship between police and and and and all black Americans and here it was burning and there was not a single police officer or firefighter on the scene last night officials just let the building burn the mayor had said in a late night press conference that he pulled personnel from that precinct because he hadn't wanted to risk more violence between police and protesters clearly the scenes change this morning you were there last night you watched as this precinct building burned what were people telling you well there are some people I spoke with in the crowd who are conflicted by what they were saying but by and large you know in this crowd people were happy to see this police building burning I spoke to a woman named Sam Sam vara and I want to listen to what she said that's what they gave.
Black people hit hard by coronavirus in Los Angeles
"Fang public health officials in Los Angeles say preliminary data there show African Americans dying from corona virus at higher rates than other racial groups NPR's Adrian Florido reports Los Angeles county health department released data on Tuesday that showed African Americans accounting for seventeen percent of LA's cove in nineteen deaths well I forget Americans make up only nine percent of the county's population the figures are preliminary officials don't yet have racial data for everyone the virus has killed still only black people were significantly over represented in the death figures Latinos were underrepresented while deaths among whites and Asians track more closely to their shares of the population nationally other counties and states have also reported data showing coronavirus disproportionately killing black Americans result experts believe of longstanding inequities in black people's access to economic opportunity and health
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"To two women who claim to have had affairs with trump the president's attorney say the record should not be released until president trump leaves office. tonight it will be mostly clear will have a low around sixty degrees tomorrow sunshine again with highs in the mid seventies currently seventy seven degrees and mostly cloudy at four thirty five. support for NPR comes from member stations and from MD Anderson cancer center where physicians treat all types of cancer with a team of nearly twenty one thousand all devoted to ending cancer and providing hope to patients more at making cancer history dot com and staples with printed marketing solutions for business including manuals signage and banners more at staples stores for staples dot com staples. it's All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Audie Cornish and I'm ari Shapiro two years after hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico we only have a rough idea of how many people died in and after the storm that's partly why people protesters earlier this year and forced the governor of Puerto Rico to resign NPR's Adrian Florido reports on the pain that lingers long after Maria. hurricane Maria not to put the because power out there they'll be as is oxygen machine stopped working his daughter Maddy ideas drove him from one overwhelmed hospital to another she said none could provide him the proper medical treatment is at the level in local more moral for the galaxy and assume his skin started turning purple because he wasn't getting enough oxygen six weeks after the storm he died but his family's pain kept growing four thirty because government down played the hurricane death count the SS it felt like her dad's death didn't matter then this summer the worst of it in leaked group text messages between the governor and his inner circle one of his advisers cracked a joke about the hurricane debt named Morley they won't chase the monthly K.. so but I mean some Daniel emotion and coming. and when I say I was so upset he said the mock my pain.
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"The British Virgin Islands was the U. S. Virgin Islands bit harder than Porter Rico what what is the latest your hearing there were widespread power outages in the U. S. Virgin Islands both at Saint Thomas and Saint Croix but work is under way to restore power they're at now and other than that they also don't seem to be any reports of major damage other than possibly some damage from minor flooding all right that's in pairs Adrian Florido he is in San Juan Puerto Rico where it looks like people are breathing a sigh of relief this morning as hurricane Dorian moves away Adrian thanks so much thanks David as we mentioned the US Virgin Islands were closer to Dorian's path and Stacey Plaskett was on Saint Croix as the storm was hitting she represents the U. S. Virgin Islands in Congress comes on plastic thank you for joining us this morning I know it's probably been a rough a rough night as the storm was gone by thank you so much this storm was really here for most of the day into the afternoon so by evening on thing Corey seven thirty the governor's lifted the curfew I think Thomas of course if you're probably aware got hit a little quite a bit more it picked up from now on in the door and picked up and really did a bit of damage over there of course we were really concerned because we are already in a fragile state I've like quarter Rico we have over a thousand people maybe twelve hundred who still have harp on their route and some of our infrastructure of course our hospitals and such have issues in terms of their ability to be able.
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"Live from npr news in washington on korver coleman president trump has tweeted this morning that congressman tom marino has withdrawn his name from consideration as drug czar marino had come under fire for helping to push legislation to weaken the drug enforcement administration's powers to stop drug makers from distributing opioids california fire officials say at least forty one people have died as wildfires scorched northern california firefighters are putting up more containment lines around several blazes one of the worst affected cities a santa rosa residents tom and catherine andrew's returned to find their homestanding but saw that many of their neighbours lost their is to the wildfires burned all the way up to our house burned overblown bloomberg word to say we were spared lordy but none of our in how many of our neighbours lost their homes as you know this on the other side of us california fire officials say that more than forty thousand people remain evacuated stress and anxiety levels are rising among people who live in puerto rico it's been nearly a month since hurricane maria hit npr's adrian florido says many residents are looking for ways to relax it was raining but the net look by some yoga and her friends were sitting outside their housing project east of the capital sungkwon on monday singing and playing bomba linda films were trying to ease our stress she said because they're still no power and food is still hard to find across the people are going a little stircrazy from being in the dark going on four weeks.
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"Live from npr news in washington on giles snyder authorities the northern california now say the wildfires arab to have now killed at least forty people and destroyed some fifty seven hundred homes and businesses a fires broke out a week ago governor jerry brown calling them one of the greatest tragedy says state has ever faced hundreds of people are still reported missing and although officials say they expect to find most alive elissa junk perry from member station kqe deep reports of the work of search and rescue teams search and rescue units from up and down the state spent saturday going through piles of rubble destroyed neighborhoods of santa rosa but there's so much ashish and debris and that ashen debris is almost like a powder it's almost like a baby powder and you have to sift through that and in some way find human remains and be able to hopefully identify them in some way if you can you can see of a bone in you pick it up just turns to powder in your hands sergeant ray kelly of the alameda county sheriff's department says unfortunately searching for bodies a similar to an archeological tank special taking tools and cadaver dogs were brought in for assistance for npr news i'm over such a pain santa rosa authorities in puerto rico have revised the death toll from hurricane maria they now say the storm is led to the deaths of forty nine people much of the island remains without power in pierce adrian florido visited a remote community this weekend where people are skeptical that he like trysts city will be restored anytime soon noone here expect power to be restored before next.
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"Laura goldblatt the organizer nub a researcher agrees with him she brings up a lot of the same issues the directed advocates have been pushing the city to improve affordable housing and to address concerns over police stops last year local paper found that nearly eighty percent of people pulled over by sharlto police were black only twenty percent of the town's population is black the city is also still dealing with the fall of its decision in the fifties to close white schools for months rather than integrate them the next decade it tore down black homes and businesses here's goldblatt it in some ways feels almost and so obvious that you should resist something like what we saw on saturday but now we need to move into some of the nuts and bolts and the things that make us say this was so ugly but we actually have a lot of really ugly policies here goldblatt said those policies or what she hopes charlottesville residents unite behind next that was our team adrian florido after the break we've got some history for you and we talked to a reporter who lives in charlottesville uncovers the trump administration he tells us about its ties to white nationalist sans we talked to a republican strategist who says trump's response to the incident in charlottesville could deal a major blow to his party's efforts to become more inclusive stay with us support for this podcast on the following message come from blue apron blue apron partners with sustainable farms fisheries in ranchers to bring you all the ingredients you need to create incredible home cooked meals ingredients compared with an easy to follow recipe card delivered to your door weekly in a refrigerated box rediscover how fun cooking can be while enjoying specialty ingredients and exploring new flavours and cuisine.