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Black Church's 'Street Team' Encourages Connecticut Residents to Get Vaccinated

Morning Edition

01:59 min | 10 months ago

Black Church's 'Street Team' Encourages Connecticut Residents to Get Vaccinated

"Connecticut, a historically black churches, sending teenagers door to door over the summer to encourage residents to get the covid vaccine. Connecticut has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. But it is a very different story in the town of Waterbury. Here's Ali Oshinsky from Connecticut Public radio. Police. Taylor is hitting 10,000 steps a day. A lot of them on hills and up to front doors to ask crime, ma'am, Are you interested in taking the Covid 19 vaccine? This person already got hurt. Oh, great. So I think we left the information Flyer. Yeah, right at your door. So if you do know anyone who's not vaccinated you can share with them. Thank you. Taylor is 15 and she's part of the Grace Baptist Church Street team. Every weekday morning, she and seven other teens pair up and walk around Waterbury, knocking on doors to have conversations like that one. I'll try to do you know my little bit what we do have people back at the church that will, you know, walk them through. There were ease. The process starts with the street team. Residents get a knock and a flyer. The teens were trained to ask a few questions and take down a phone number. If there's interest someone from a phone bank can call later to arrange an in home shot or transportation to a vaccine clinic. Grace Baptist pays the teens $15 an hour with funds from a state vaccine equity program. The pastor Christopher Reese, says this church is trying to make it as easy as possible for Waterbury residents to get their shot. Especially in black communities. My church, I think, is maybe 90% vaccinated. Why? Because their leader, their pastor has been pushing it now races trying to be that leader beyond his congregation. Connecticut ranks near the top for the percentage of residents that are fully vaccinated. But Waterbury lags behind the numbers are especially low among the city's black residents. Just around a third are fully immunized.

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03:58 min | 1 year ago

"ali oshinsky" Discussed on KCRW

"I'll have it for you today morning becomes eclectic starts at nine on KCRW. They weren't old enough to have memories of what that government based on a rigid interpretation of Islam look like. So the disconnect here was that the younger fighters are excited about a victory to form a kind of government that in their mind hasn't been tried before. Michael Barbaro. That's today on the daily from The New York Times. Live from NPR news. I'm Dwayne Brown in Georgia. The deadline for election officials to recount five million votes in the presidential election and completed final audit is just hours away. Voting systems manager Gabriel Sterling says things are looking good, but anything could happen with the remaining counties. So we're still in good shape on getting into our intention was which was to meet the midnight tonight deadline. Now, obviously, in that bucket of 21 counties, there are some of our biggest counties. Democrat Joe Biden unofficially won the state by some 13,000 votes. The secretary of State's office says the audit will not change the outcome in Georgia, but Should instill confidence in the system that has been attacked. Georgia must certify its results by Friday. President Trump has fired the nation's top election security official who dare to refute Trump's claims of electoral fraud. Christopher Cribs and his department had repeatedly said the U. S elections were the most secure in the country's history, while President Trump continues to falsely claim that he won the election and it was riddled with fraud. U S Army will SETTLE The class action suit by soldiers with other than honorable discharge is NPR's Quil Lawrence with that story. Tens of thousands of troops have been expelled from the military since 2001 resulting in a loss of health care and benefits from the Via. But Steve Kennedy, an Army vet, and one of the plaintiffs, says many of them deserve a second chance. I've heard from veterans from across the country who are kicked out for suicide attempts or for self medicating to deal with combat stress, and all of them were discharged for symptoms of mental health conditions. Been stripped of the benefits that may have helped him heal and now thousands of them will hopefully have the chance for justice In the settlement pending court approval. The Army has agreed to reconsider discharges that may have been linked to brain injury, PTSD and trauma related to sexual assault within the military. Well. Lawrence NPR NEWS. This is NPR. Lawsuit, filed in Connecticut on behalf of a group of black and Hispanic women argues that the Department of Housing and Urban Development failed to meet its mandate to reduce segregation from Connecticut Public radio. Ali Oshinsky reports. Residents in the north end of Hartford alleged that their federally supported housing had black mold and mice infestations. The center for Leadership Injustice is suing HUD on their behalf. It claims that hide relocated residents too quickly and didn't counsel them about their options, which could have included moving to a higher opportunity neighborhood. The suit says the Fair Housing Act was violated because residents ended up in another segregated high poverty area. Had declined a request for comment, citing the pending litigation for NPR news. I'm Allie Oshinsky in New Haven. After a 20 month review process. The FAA is cleared Boeing's troubled 7 37 Max jets to return to commercial service. It's been nearly two years since the max aircraft were grounded worldwide because of safety concerns. It followed deadly crashes and Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing all 346 people aboard. American Airlines hopes to resume flying the 7 37 gents by the end of the year, while United and Southwest Airlines expect to start using the planes again sometime next year. Stocks finish lower on Wall Street Today is.

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