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Charlie and Dr. Rashad Richey Debate the Threat of the Delta Variant Among Children
"Delta variant has changed the game in many ways where now you have children who not only have the virus but they are experiencing adverse reactions from the virus. Look like never before. I take place. Called jackson county. Mississippi school superintendent. This guy decided to ignore all nineteen protocols. He says he's going to live a life. That's external of the fear of the pandemic. Will his school system. They have a seven percent. Cove it positive rating. They've already lost a schoolteacher. Here's the other dynamic. That people are considering you think children go to school in silos these children who can be carriers of covert nineteen can infect environment such as their parents their grandparents oh the peer groups people that their families associate with and then it becomes an issue of the ecosystem of our safety. Not just the silo of the school system very good. I i will respond. So i'm glad you brought up the delta variant so a lot of people have done some at least initial studies of the delta variant so according to dr roberta debiasi of the children's national hospital. She was asked about ari shapiro from national public radio about the delta verion the national public radio host said wait a second if kids under twelve or not vaccinated is is the delta variant a significant risk and she said quote children are still somewhat between twelve to fifteen percent of all kobe cases and still three to four percent of hospitalizations and we have not seen a huge change in that even with the delta variant. Now i'll add to that. Where the boston globe. Not exactly you know a politicized paper to the right ask. The question is the variant more severe in children. Dr sharon door and epidemiologist at tufts medical center says no. I've not seen any peer reviewed data or data from reliable sources. Suggest that so. I would submit. Doctor that there is no data. To show the delta variant has any harsher 'cause in fact the data shows the opposite
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Reducing Gun Violence
"I'm Ari Shapiro. The flags that the White House are at half staff at a Senate judiciary hearing on gun violence this morning. Committee chair, Senator Dick Durbin called for two moments of silence. One for the mass shooting in Atlanta That left eight people dead a week ago today and one for the mass shooting at a Boulder Colorado grocery store yesterday. 10 people
Biden Secures 85 Votes in Electoral College
"News. This is special coverage of the 2020 election of Lulu Garcia Navarro and I'm Ari Shapiro. Polls have now closed in Florida and Pennsylvania, two key battleground states that could sway the results of the presidential election. And, according to the AP, the race is too early to call in both states. As of now, this is what we do know about the race. So far, President Trump has 55 electoral college votes after winning and reliably Republican states like Kentucky, West Virginia in South Carolina and former Vice President Joe Biden has 85 electoral college votes after winning in Democratic strongholds like Vermont, Virginia and Illinois.
Parents of 545 children separated at U.S. border can't be found
"I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington. It's been two years since the Trump administration ended its policy of separating migrant families that the U. S Mexico border. And still, hundreds of Children are separated from their parents. As part of a lawsuit over the policy lawyers and non governmental groups were assigned to reunite parents with their Children. And now we learn that in 545 cases, parents have not been located or reached yet. That's according to a court filing made yesterday by the EU and the U. S. Justice Department. Earlier. I spoke with legal arts, the lead lawyer on this case for the value and I asked him to tell us what's known about these Children, so they're very young, many under five many, many under 10. We believe the Children are in the United States, either with foster families or relatives, sometimes distant relatives where they've never met. The parents are overwhelmingly In Central America, having been deported without their Children, and I think what what's important to understand is why we still haven't found all these families. First of all this is a second batch of Children with the government hid from us it from us and the court. The government originally told us about 2800 families. We in the court assumed that that was the extent of the separations Onley later in the winter of 2019 because of HHS investigative report, Did we find out their mayor in many, many more kids separated at the very beginning of the Trump administration. I just want to be clear. You're saying the government hid them from you. Initially, the government denied that this program existed after it became public after the national outcry after the involvement of the courts. You're saying the government still didn't totally come clean at that point, exactly. The government never told us about this additional group. Of Children that were separated on Lee because of an HHS internal report that we learn about them. Ultimately, the court ordered them to give us the list of the families on a rolling basis within six months. So we got started looking for these families very, very late in the process because the government and hit all the families We then started looking for them. But the contact information the government gave us was largely stale because the family's been separated so early in the Trump administration's tenure. And then what happened was we had to go on the ground and look for the families in Central America, literally town to town Pandemic kid and that largely had to be halted for For months. So the combination of the government hiding the families from the court even after the court outlawed the policy and then having a search for them town to town in Central America and the pandemic has meant that there are hundreds and hundreds of
What Are The Presidential Candidates' Views On Climate Change?
"News. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Ari Shapiro. We're spending a few days this week digging into where the presidential candidates stand on some of the key issues in this election. Today, it's climate change. President Trump and Joe Biden have dramatically different views. Biden has an aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump is focused on boosting fossil fuels. We learn more. We're joined by Jeff Brady of NPR's climate team. Hi Jeff Diary start by summing up force. What President Trump has done on climate in his first term climate change is not a priority for him in the past. He's even called it a hoax. But Trump has softened his language a bit on this. At the first presidential debate Last month, the president was asked what he believes about climate change. I want crystal clean water and air. I want beautiful, clean air. We have now the lowest carbon. If you look at our numbers right now, we are doing phenomenally, but I haven't destroyed our businesses. Trump's still doesn't display much understanding about how humans are changing the climate. But as you heard there, he does brag about carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector going down. That's not because of anything Trump has done. It's because cleaner and cheaper renewable energy and natural gas air replacing coal for generating electricity. Trump has this energy dominance agenda. It's a combination of promoting domestic energy, mostly fossil fuels. And getting rid of regulations that might hinder the drilling and mining that produces those fuels. So he pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. He's rolled back dozens of environmental regulations, including President Obama's clean power plan, and also strict fuel efficiency standards for cars. On the campaign trail. President Trump often ties Joe Biden two proposals like the Green new Deal and banning fracking. Those issues might hurt biting and ki energy producing swing states like Pennsylvania but clear this up for us What our Biden's position On those topics and what are his actual climate proposals? Well, Biden says the green new deal is a good framework. But he has his own climate plan, and the only supports burnt banning new fracking on public land. And there's very little of that. In Pennsylvania on climate change bite an echo scientists that humans are changing the climate and emissions must be reduced quickly. His detailed climate plan has a big job creation focus. He calls for spending $2 trillion over four years for a wide range of environmental projects, Things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations across the country. There's so many things that we can do now to create thousands of thousands of jobs. We can get to net zero in terms of energy production by 2035, not only not costing people jobs, creating jobs. On top of that 2035 goal for the electricity sector that he mentioned at the first debate. Biden's plan aims for net zero carbon emissions across the entire US economy, including transportation by 2050. That seems like an enormous pivot. When you think of all the power plant's vehicles, airplanes in the U. S it zbig reach. Is it possible it would cost trillions of dollars and require big changes really fast. Under this plan, fossil fuels, though, would still be used, but there would be offsets and carbon capture projects to reach that. Net zero goal. Biden has a long list of what he calls day. One executive actions Some are about reversing trumps rollback. Something's like methane emissions and those car fuel efficiency standards. There's also directives for the federal government by zero emission vehicles and make buildings more efficient. He has an ambitious legislative agenda that includes an enforcement mechanism mechanism to meet that net zero by 2050 goal. And to do all this. Given the political polarization around climate change, his party probably will have to control both houses of Congress. Looks like Democrats will hold on to the house, but the Senate is still in question there. And if President Trump is re elected, what is his second term climate agenda look like AA lot of the environmental rollbacks from his first four years are being challenged in court now, so resolving those battles and cementing trumps deregulation agenda would be a big focus. He'd continue pushing for more exploration and drilling on public land and offshore. But very little focus on addressing climate change, which you know, scientists say the world needs to do that to minimize its worst effects in coming decades. That's NPR's Jeff Brady. Thanks, Jeff. Thank you. The film
What Are The Presidential Candidates' Views On Climate Change?
"All things considered. I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Ari Shapiro. We're spending a few days this week digging into where the presidential candidates stand on some of the key issues in this election. Today, it's climate change. President Trump and Joe Biden have dramatically different views. Biden has an aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump is focused on boosting fossil fuels. We learn more. We're joined by Jeff Brady of NPR's climate team. Hi Jeff Diary start by summing up for us. What President Trump has done on climate in his first term climate change is not a priority for him in the past. He's even called it a hoax. But Trump has softened his language a bit on this. At the first presidential debate Last month, the president was asked what he believes about climate change. I want crystal clean water and air. I want beautiful, clean air. We have now the lowest carbon. If you look at our numbers right now, we are doing phenomenally, but I haven't destroyed our businesses. Trump's still doesn't display much understanding about how humans are changing the climate. But as you heard there, he does brag about carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector going down. That's not because of anything Trump has done. It's because cleaner and cheaper renewable energy and natural gas air replacing coal for generating electricity. Trump has this energy dominance agenda. It's a combination of promoting domestic energy, mostly fossil fuels. And getting rid of regulations that might hinder the drilling and mining that produces those fuels. So he pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. He's rolled back dozens of environmental regulations, including President Obama's clean power plan, and also strict fuel efficiency standards for cars. On the campaign trail. President Trump often ties Joe Biden two proposals like the Green new Deal and banning fracking. Those issues might hurt biting and ki energy producing swing states like Pennsylvania but clear this up for us What our Biden's position On those topics and what are his actual climate proposals? Well, Biden says the green new deal is a good framework. But he has his own climate plan, and the only supports parent banning new fracking on public land. And there's very little of that. In Pennsylvania on climate change bite an echo scientists that humans are changing the climate and emissions must be reduced quickly. His detailed climate plan has a big job creation focus. He calls for spending $2 trillion over four years for a wide range of environmental projects, Things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations across the country. There's so many things that we can do now to create thousands of thousands of jobs. We can get to net zero in terms of energy production by 2035, not only not costing people jobs, creating jobs. On top of that 2035 goal for the electricity sector that he mentioned at the first debate. Biden's plan aims for net zero carbon emissions across the entire US economy, including transportation by 2050. That seems like an enormous pivot. When you think of all the power plant's vehicles, airplanes in the U. S it zbig reach. Is it possible it would cost trillions of dollars and require big changes really fast. Under this plan, fossil fuels, though, would still be used, but there would be offsets and carbon capture projects to reach that. Net zero goal. Biden has a long list of what he calls day. One executive actions Some are about reversing trumps rollback. Something's like methane emissions and those car fuel efficiency standards. There's also directives for the federal government by zero emission vehicles and make buildings more efficient. He has an ambitious legislative agenda that includes an enforcement mechanism mechanism to meet that net zero by 2050 goal. And to do all this. Given the political polarization around climate change, his party probably will have to control both houses of Congress. Looks like Democrats will hold on to the house, but the Senate is still in question there. And if President Trump is re elected, what is his second term climate agenda look like AA lot of the environmental rollbacks from his first four years are being challenged in court now, so resolving those battles and cementing trumps deregulation agenda would be a big focus. He'd continue pushing for more exploration and drilling on public land and offshore. But very little focus on addressing climate change, which you know, scientists say the world needs to do that to minimize its worst effects in coming decades. That's NPR's Jeff Brady. Thanks, Jeff. Thank you. The film that
NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill
"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.
Michigan To Pay Flint Residents $600 Million Over The City's Drinking Water
"Million settlement with residents of Flint over the city's drinking water crisis. The problems began in 2014 when improperly treated water corroded the city's pipes. And leeched lead into the tap water, making people sick. We wanted to hear what Flint residents thought. So we called up Jenna McDonald. She's a substitute teacher and mother of two young boys. When my co host Ari Shapiro, met Jenna four years ago in February, 2016 she had taught her boy's a really important lesson. We've continued to check in with her throughout the years, and she joins us again. Now. Welcome back. Thank you. So Governor Gretchen Whitmer called this a step toward making amends. How do you feel? What's your reaction to the settlement? Is like a little ray of sunshine it for me and for my family. My biggest fear is that everyone will forget about Flint. It would get swept under the rug, and no one will remember. So I'm very excited to know that our wonderful governor kept her promise about keeping this on her four part of her mind in their Flint residents matter. Much of the money will be devoted to Children who are six years or younger when first exposed to the contaminated water and your son's justice and Josiah fall into that category. Will you be seeking compensation? And is it enough? There is no amount that will be enough ever if each of us got the 600 million apiece that's still will not replace the damage that was done. I have very close friends who lost parents two Legionnaires. I'm still under the belief that my son's autism is a result of these lay a tainted water, so there's no amount of money. Deca, replace or even tried Tio comfort lifelong things like that. Are you going to see compensation? 100%? Yes. And you know, I've been thinking about this. You haven't been on the programme since the pandemic started. And I've really wondered how Cove in 19 has impacted you and your neighbors, especially with all this necessary, extra hand washing big, big amount of stress. You already tried to kind of limit how much you were playing or in the water are trying to wash your hands. But now you don't have a choice. I can live with whatever little damage that that late is possibly doing to my body and just meant through my skin. But I can't live through Cove it I have. Ah, you know, auto immune disease with my Lupus, So I think it would take me out. So I'll take my chances washing my hands with the Flint water versus getting called it. You know, during that last interview, you told
"ari shapiro" Discussed on KCRW
"Ari Shapiro and I'm Mary Louise Kelly this hour beyond ventilators and mask some hospitals are running low on important drugs what are you doing to ramp up supplies are you doing to make sure that we have enough medicines to treat all the Americans who are second Chicago there's a racial divide over who's dying from covert nineteen in New York has a creative way to help people on the front lines get to work a bike match is a very small way of taking an asset that you have and giving it to somebody who needs it oversees the coronavirus is resurfacing old divisions in Europe plus the Supreme Court rules on age discrimination we'll have those stories and more after this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer president Donald Trump during the administration's corona virus briefing today reiterated the next week or more will be in his words ROF the trump expressed some optimism about the hope for therapeutic drugs to battle the corona virus he also said his condolences to British prime minister Boris Johnson who's tested positive for chronic virus trump said the U. S. S. comfort now New York City harbor will start accepting cope with nineteen patients after a question your governor Andrew Cuomo we hadn't had that in mind at all but we're going to let him do it and we're also going to let New Jersey governor Murphy we spoke with him a little while ago and at New Jersey is going to use it also because New Jersey is a hot a hot spot trump said the army corps of engineers is building twenty two field hospitals in eighteen states he said FEMA has distributed millions of ninety five masks and surgical masks a new class action lawsuit is seeking the release of high risk inmates in federal prison in Louisiana when there where there has been an outbreak of corona virus can be ours Debbie Elliot reports at least five prisoners have died dozens more are infected at the federal correctional facility in Oakdale Louisiana the ACLU is suing to force the release of N. mates vulnerable to covert nineteen the lawsuit argues it's cruel and unusual punishment to keep them locked in an environment where eighteen hundred people are housed in dorm style barracks and social distancing is impossible last week Attorney General William Barr directed the federal bureau of prisons to begin releasing medically vulnerable inmates at Oakdale and other prisons experiencing covered outbreaks the bureau of prisons declined to comment on the litigation but a spokesperson says in all five hundred and sixty six inmates have been placed in home confinement sense bars order Debbie Elliott NPR news financial markets jump sharp late today even as the U. S. braced for what could be its deadliest week yet in the corona virus pandemic NPR's Scott Horsley reports the Dow soared more than sixteen hundred points all the major stock indexes gained more than seven percent the Dow was up almost seven and three quarters percent investors were cheered by signs that covert nineteen deaths have begun to decline in hard hit European countries such as Italy and Spain here in the US deaths from the virus top ten thousand and climbing small businesses shuttered by the pandemic have been racing to apply for rescue loans taxing the government's computer networks the federal reserve announced plans to buy some of those loans giving community banks more room to lend money crude oil prices tumbled as major oil producing countries postponed a meeting to discuss possible production cuts the world is facing a crude oil glut Scott Horsley NPR news Washington the nasdaq was up five hundred and forty points today the S. and P. five hundred climbed a hundred and seventy five points this is NPR at four oh four this is case your W. news I met Gillam this week in riverside county took what some Californians are doing to fight the spread of covert nineteen and made it mandatory riverside officials banned all gatherings between non household members and ordered all residents to wear face coverings anytime there outside the measures are among the strictest in the state Dr Cameron Kaiser riverside county's public health officer said in a memo that not everybody is getting the message he said quote now we have to change from saying that you should to saying that you must the riverside county sheriff's department says it has no plans to increase patrols to enforce the regulations and it's staying with riverside county the county's heightened safety precautions come after the virus broke out at a nursing home there at least thirty patients and.
"ari shapiro" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Considered I'm ari Shapiro coming up we answer your questions about the conflicting messages on whether to wear a mask when you go outside the homemade masks play any role in preventing the spread of novel coronavirus plus how to spot code nineteen scams like test at home kits first these headlines live from NPR news in Culver city California I'm doing the cycle tell a large six point five earthquake magnitude earthquake has struck central Idaho NPR's Kirk Siegler has says people reported feeling the shaking across a wide swath of the northwest the quake's epicenter is in a remote part of the central Idaho Rockies about seventy five miles northeast of Boise it doesn't have a lot of visitors this time of year there were no immediate reports of any major damage there was prolonged shaking however reported throughout the region for a good fifteen seconds the closer you are to the epicenter of the quake comes just a couple weeks after a similar shaker hit the Salt Lake City region on social media people pointed sardonically to the timing as if one's nerves were already on edge with the corona virus pandemic Kirk Siegler NPR news Boise in France domestic abuse cases have risen as the country continues to be in lock down because of the corona virus NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the French government says it will pay for hotel rooms for victims of domestic violence and opened some pop accounts and centers figures show the number of abuse cases soared as much as thirty six percent in Paris during the first week of the lock down to curb the spread of covert nineteen gender equality minister marlin Chapa said France would pay up to twenty thousand hotel nights so that victims can escape abusive partners the French government will also open twenty counseling centers in grocery stores around the country France began a nation wide lockdown on March seventeenth which will remain in place until at least April fifteenth equality minister shop I had previously warned that the lockdown would create a breeding ground for violence Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris on Wall Street the Dow closed down four hundred ten points the nasdaq dropped seventy four points you are listening to NPR our news in Seattle Washington at least five homeless shelters are on a two week locked down after four cases of covert nineteen were confirmed at a facility meanwhile in California home to the nation's largest homeless population health officials are reporting the first case of Kobe nineteen on Skid Row in Los Angeles the city's mayor says testing of the homeless population has begun the governor already announced that thousands of hotel rooms are being made available to help those displaced or homeless during the corona virus pandemic flu in Syria hundreds of thousands of people have had their water cut off NPR's Alice Fordham reports Turkey is being accused of shutting off water to majority Kurdish areas Turkish forces and their Syrian allies took a key water pumping station in northeast Syria in October last year in a new report Human Rights Watch says water has since then been cut off intermittently to a population of nearly home for million people it has occurred governorate that area is controlled by Kurdish dominated forces which Turkey considers terrorists and fights against an official it has because water departments those documents told and P. all the water has been in and out of this week your experiment I she modeled because people are meant to wash their hands twenty times a day to protect against the coronavirus but how can they do that now Turkey has blamed the cuts on electricity shortages to the pumping station and you are listening to NPR news Hey.
"ari shapiro" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Ari Shapiro broadcasting from my home studio in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Culver city California the nation's fifteen days of social distancing are nearly over and while many states have issued stay at home orders for much longer periods of time new guidance from the White House coronavirus task force is due soon meanwhile two trillion dollars an economic recovery has made it through Congress and now the president has signed the bill into law this will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation's families workers and businesses and that's what this is all about what's in it cash payments for most Americans a massive expansion of unemployment insurance three hundred seventy seven billion dollars to help small businesses stay afloat and much more all of this because of the unprecedented economic shutdown necessary to hopefully bring the corona virus pandemic under control in the U. S. make let's bring in NPR science correspondent Richard Harris White House correspondent Franco or don't yes and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell had all three of you hi there well aren't you want to start with you lawmakers are calling this legislation this a rescue bill for the economy can you just tell us what's in it yes so there are those cash payments when they come to you and at the most twelve hundred dollars per person for people on earning seventy five thousand dollars or less a major expansion unemployment insurance and that my that three hundred seventy seven billion dollars for small business plus there's also five hundred billion dollars for big corporations in an attempt to keep businesses open and keep employees connected to their employers so they have jobs to return to when it's safe to re open businesses this was passed today by voice vote over in the house after more than four hours of debate where even members who said they had concerns with the bill all mostly backed it this is how house speaker Nancy Pelosi described it we are all a family and like many families we have our differences but we also know what is important to us basically she was saying and the thing that was important was getting the relief out to people and part of the way she got Democrats on board with this even with that big pot of money for corporations was that the loans come with some strings attached like an independent inspector general and a board to oversee the terms of the loan and a ban on stock buybacks in there also some added things in there but a bailout for state and local government and very importantly there's a hundred billion dollars for hospitals plus more money for the CDC.
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"I am ari Shapiro hosting from home in the interest of social distancing and I am very that was Kelly posting from our studios here in Washington this morning senators debated a financial aid package on Capitol Hill financial markets continued their free fall closing down another thirteen hundred points that's the Dow and president trump flanked by the vice president and other members of his administration updated the country on the U. S. response to corona virus there have been a so many new developments each day this week let's quickly review some of what happened today great we learn the administration is invoking the defense production act which will allow the administration to use private industry to make supplies necessary for fighting the pandemic the U. S. is closing the border with Canada for all but essential travel also the president said he is ordering thousands and thousands of ventilators those are just some of the developments that have played out of the last several hours and we are going to talking through with some of the NPR reporters covering the story White House correspondent Tamera Keith hello there hello chief economic correspondent Scott Horsley hi Scott good afternoon and science correspondent Richard Harris good to have you here hi ari ten let me start with you we mentioned that the admin St shin is invoking the defense production act and trump is now referring to himself as a wartime president what does he mean by that yet he has taken to using the language of war that sort of mobilization and self sacrifice needed during a time of war he says that the U. S. is at war with an invisible enemy the world is at war with an invisible enemy and he's calling for unity even as many of us are just sitting at home in isolation but that is that is how we can do our part and in invoking the defense production act which he says he's going to do that would allow the federal government to ask manufacturers to for instance produce more ventilators are those respirator masks that are in such short supply what we don't know precisely yet is how it will work in this case but democratic lawmakers and governors around the country have been calling for trump to do this for quite some time so to turn to the economic impact of this Scott X. the the briefing today did not help the markets they been cratering selloff actually accelerated during president trump's briefing what's happening are investors continue to adjust to the very real economic damage we're seeing as a result of the government's sweeping efforts to slow the spread of this pandemic we have seen a now a flood of new unemployment claims impact a temporary crash computers in several states today Ford and General Motors announced they're shuttering productions within the month oil prices drop below twenty two dollars a barrel and on the stock market we saw trading halted for the fourth time in less than two weeks because of a sharp drop in the S. and P. five hundred index of the S. and P. ended the day down about five percent the Dow is now below twenty thousand and it has a race almost all of its gains since president trump was worn in more than three years ago let's talk about the science Richard we have heard over and over again even from the president himself that the economy won't improve until the virus is under control here's whatever Berks the physician coordinating the White House response to the corona virus said about where the numbers are growing we will see the number of people diagnosed dramatically increase over the next four to five days I know some of you will use that to raise an alarm that we are worse than Italy because of our slope of Barker Richard explain what's driving the increase in what that would mean for the curve right it's not as bad as it sounds Deborah Berke says she emphasized that the rapid increase you expect to see over the next day or two is because there's been a large backlog of samples we need to be tested we've heard so much about the testing problems and is testing capability is ramped up there now getting to analyze that backlogs us we'll see a bunch of new cases reported she says but don't be confused that won't reflect the huge jump in actual cases so that they'll be a blip but that said the true number of cases is surely far higher than the seven thousand or so that are not reported because we're so far so far behind the curve and just testing people we really don't know how widespread this viruses in the US there are you know would they Perrin's sixty or seventy thousand test out of a population of three hundred and thirty million people in with the virus now in all fifty states nevertheless the president seemed optimistic that the virus will end quickly and that it will be complete and total victory is he right about that I do not think so it is possible that in the coming weeks will be able to slow the number of new cases that's we've been talking a lot about flattening the curve and that would indeed be a really big step forward because it's critical to do that to make sure hospitals don't get overwhelmed as they are in Italy right now but you know that we'll just simply spread out the number of cases it won't make them go away and so that means that the scalp recall will be sort of for that over much longer period of time and since this is clearly a worldwide phenomenon the virus is now circulating everywhere so even if we get things under control here it's going to be bouncing around the globe for a long long time to come tem let me ask you about some of the language the president is using today repeatedly and previously in tweets and statements the president has referred to the corona virus as the Chinese virus I would like to begin by announcing some important developments in our war against the Chinese virus he seems to be using that language more what's happening here yeah this is language that had been used by some of his allies on the right for a while either calling at the Wuhan flu or the Chinese virus and end the virus did originate in China but there is a sense that this is also an effort to sort of push the blame elsewhere and also there are concerns being raised by Asian Americans that this could lead to attacks on them or or racism of some kind and and even allegations that using this term in itself is racist president trump was asked about that today any push back services total no matter comes from China that's what comes to Janice forty accurate John hi you are.
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"I'm ari Shapiro and a merry Louise Kelley coming up what resources do hospitals need to deal with a potential flood of sick people for the average American city we would probably need twice the normal intensive care capacity than we normally have and high school theater kids find a new place to perform their cancelled spring musicals social media the overall feeling that I get from it is how committed these kids are how open hearted they are how sincere they are now the newscast live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer the White House has updated its guidelines to help slow the spread of the corona virus in the U. S. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports new recommendations come amid stepped up efforts by individual states to combat the pandemic president trump says at this point the administration is not considering a nationwide curfew but it may look at certain hot spots trump also urged Americans to avoid gathering in groups of ten or more and to stay away from public venues several states including New York and New Jersey are already cracking down on night life ordering bars and restaurants to close early effective immediately and P. R.'s Windsor Johnston the English largest scale order of its kind thus far in the west six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area today announced a three week shelter in place order starting at midnight in Paris are best about reports officials are asking people to go outside only for vital necessities the legal order asked nearly seven million people to stay inside as much as possible it bans all nonessential gatherings and travel across most of the bay area starting Tuesday London breed is San Francisco's mayor what we are asking for everyone to do is to remain at home for all but the most essential outings for your safety and the safety of those around you grocery stores gas stations pharmacies and banks will stay open people are asked to stay six feet apart if they do go out it's not clear just how the shelter in place order will be enforced but health officials say police will work to ensure compliance Eric Westervelt NPR news Berkeley California the environmental protection agency is expanding the list of disinfectants that can kill the corona virus NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports the list includes household disinfectant wipes and sprays EPA added two hundred products to its list of surface disinfectants that can be used against the corona virus the list includes common household clean they contain ammonia isopropyl alcohol or chlorine and we used to wipe down hard surfaces including door handles railings and light switches the CDC recommends disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily different disinfectants take different amounts of time to kill the virus some must remain wet on the surface for ten minutes the EPA recommends that people check the EPA registration number on household cleaning products and make sure they're following the directions the EPA list does not include hand sanitizer which is regulated by the food and drug administration Rebecca Hersher NPR news the federal reserve over the weekend said it will use everything at its disposal to keep credit flowing through the U. S. and global financial markets well despite a full percentage point interest rate cut that is essentially taken interest rates to near zero Wall Street showed little signs of being a P. stocks fell by twelve percent today the Dow was down two thousand nine hundred ninety seven points the nasdaq down nine hundred and seventy points this is NPR live from KQED news I mean you're attacking a lot as you heard in the national NPR newscast most of the bay area is under a shelter in place order for the next three weeks to slow the spread of Kobe nineteen but it isn't a lockdown residents are still able to shop for food walk pets and visit a bank among other things Matt Willis is the public health officer for Marin county.
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"I'm ari Shapiro and I'm Elsa Chang this our precautions that people with weakened immune systems are taken to protect themselves from the corona virus I'm not contemplating extraordinary measures that might seem extraordinary which is why I've got looks from people but I think they're very common sense things we all should be doing to protect ourselves and our loved ones later the story of of boulder at the center of a geographical Russian nesting doll that makes Ryan island the largest island in the largest lake in the largest island in the largest lake in the world also a new movie about a turn in point in a teenager's life now these headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer president trump declared a national emergency in response to the corona virus which could free up to fifty billion dollars in federal aid for states NPR's Asia Rasco reports trumpet knowledge Americans will have to make some sacrifices in coming weeks to stop the spread of the virus president trump says the U. S. is entering a new phase of action as schools and businesses around the country shut down or change our operations to unleash the full power of the federal government that this effort today I am officially declaring a national emergency two very big words a White House official says that trump is using authority under the Stafford act to make this determination trump is encouraging states to request a major disaster declaration which would offer more assistance additionally trump announced that he will be temporarily waiving interest on all student loans held by federal agencies I starosta NPR news the White House authorities from New York to San Francisco are calling on those employees who can do so to work from home in a bid to slow the spread of the corona virus as communities begin to shut down schools sporting events and large public gatherings employers are doing a delicate dance in terms of how far they take their own disruptive measures with little in the way of firm federal guidance on how to act even for companies with mostly office workers the sudden change is proving to be complicated not all meetings can ship the phone or video and some employees lack laptops to able to work from home over most experts agree that implementing telework where possible is a good idea the federal bureau of investigation were prisons rather suspending social and legal visits to inmates for the next thirty days as NPR's Ryan Lucas explains it's one of the steps the agency is taking to try to mitigate the spread of the corona virus the bureau of prisons says no inmates at the country's one hundred and twenty two federal correctional facilities are tested positive for the virus yet but it cautions that the population density of prisons creates a risk of infection and transmission therefore it says effective immediately friends family and attorneys will be barred from visiting inmates for thirty days the bureau says exceptions will be made for some legal visits but on a case by case basis it also says it will grant inmates in additional two hundred minutes of phone calls to try to compensate for the suspension of social visits.
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"And I'm ari Shapiro intelligence officials have warned that Russia is interfering in the twenty twenty presidential campaign as it did four years ago back then and use social media to spread disinformation and hoaxes yeah well Ralph is in charge of fighting these efforts on Twitter he told me the company has a trace specific tweets about the twenty twenty campaign back to Russia but he says Russia's tactics have also involved one of the main things that we saw in two thousand sixteen was the use of an authentic personas so these are the accounts that were pretending to be Americans to try and influence certain parts of the conversation we've seen some indication that that remains part of the Russian playbook and so they're trying to set up accounts that appear to be Americans or other people participating in political conversations to try and seem as though they are actually a member of the community that they're trying to impact and be on candidates these might be about gun rights are black lives matter or L. G. B. T. rights or anything else is controversial at least that's what was documented in the molar report right those are some of the tactics that we saw most clearly in two thousand and sixteen but I know that some of the tactics have evolved a little bit since then for instance in two thousand and eighteen we saw activity that we believe to have been connected with the Russian internet research agency that was specifically targeting journalists in an attempt to convince them that there had been large scale activity on the platform that didn't actually happen so you're saying that in twenty eighteen Russia didn't just interfere in the election they try to make it look like there was more interference in the election then there was just to undermine confidence that's right so on election night two thousand and eighteen a website went up that was called I R. a U. S. say so explicitly indicated that it was the internet research agency in the United States and that's a so called troll farm operated out of Saint Petersburg Russia yes and this website's claim was was a very simple one they said we have been setting up thousands of accounts and we are interfering in the twenty eighteen mid terms the way that we interfered in two thousand and sixteen so that's what was new in twenty eighteen I know it's early days still but what's your best sense of what's new in twenty twenty I think in twenty twenty we're facing a particularly divisive political moment here in the United States and attempts to capitalize on those divisions amongst Americans seem to be where malicious actors are headed this is a similar patterns what we saw in two thousand sixteen and two thousand and eighteen but one of the things that we've seen that from not only Russia but a wide range of malicious actors is an attempt to capitalize on some of the major domestic voices that are participating in these conversations and then double down on some of those activities and you're saying they don't have to create their own original messaging they can just amplify some of the most extreme messaging that's coming out from real life authentic Americans that's right I want to ask you about a a slightly different topic the distortion of reality in the election is not just coming from foreign actors American political campaigns are also trying to use social media to their advantage what are you seeing from twenty twenty candidates that raises flags for you we seen everything ranging from accounts that are pretending to be compromised at all sort of pretend that they were hacked and then share content that they might otherwise not have but it was actually a real person to sort of large scale attempts to mobilize volunteers to share content on the service I understand you suspended dozens of pro Bloomberg accounts for platform manipulation and these are real people that the campaign paid to promote the candidate how do you know that you're not over reaching and suspending accounts of Americans who are expressing their real beliefs the first thing that emphasizes that we don't know whether these accounts were intact operated by the campaign or not our focus whenever we're enforcing our policies is to look at the behavior that the accounts are engaged in not who we think is behind them or what their motivations were because in most instances we don't know and so we enforce our policies against a number of accounts that were engaged in spam these are accounts that were all tweeting the same thing at the same time and so behavior early we were able to clearly identify the those accounts were in violation of our rules are you saying that if I text all of my supporters and say please tweet ari will make my life better and a thousand people tweet ari will make my life better that would be spamming even though those are real people who might actually believe all make their life better no the the heater that you described a lot of people getting together and organizing and mobilizing around a topic and sharing information about it isn't by itself spam but if each one of your supporters were to set up ten different accounts just for the purpose of tweeting about how much they like you that's something that would cross the line on some of our policies around coordinated manipulation and so the action that you saw around some of these campaign accounts was really that a single individual was operating multiple accounts with the intent of disseminating these messages individual people who are participating in a conversation in an organic way are of course free to use the service to advocate on behalf of whomever or whatever they choose you just can't do it in a way that crosses the lines of coordinated manipulation and spam you well Ross is Twitter's head of site integrity thank you for the conversation thank you and tomorrow we'll hear about Twitter's new policy to flag misleading content support for all tech considered comes.
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"That was Kelly and I'm ari Shapiro a seventy eight year old will be the newbie on the democratic debate stage in Las Vegas tonight we're talking about former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg he qualified for debate for the first time and his rivals for the nomination include another seventy eight year old Vermont senator Bernie Sanders who is taking a double digit lead in recent national polls we are joined now from Las Vegas by too much younger journalists and Paris awesome holiday and on and on yeah hello there the feeling here that don why don't you start by setting the stage for us they're gonna be six candidates appearing tonight I that's right Sanders and Bloomberg and then Joe Biden people to judge Elizabeth Warren and Amy club a shark it's debate number nine and it's the first since the New Hampshire primary where Sanders won narrowly over booty judge and it's before Saturday's Nevada caucus since the third presidential nominating contest for Democrats we've talked about how how white in how lacking in diversity the first two states were Iowa New Hampshire that changes now that were in Nevada and then South Carolina coming after that also what are you lay out the main points of conflict you expect to see it and I just yesterday you were here in our studio in DC talking about Democrats already preparing their attacks against Bloomberg what else yes certainly you know we expect to see Bloomberg targeted tonight both Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren has made billionaires and income inequality a key part of their campaign message any of the other interesting thing is that Bloomberg has ads out recently that link himself to former president Barack Obama and senior biting officials seem particularly irked by that messaging because Joe Biden of course was Obama's vice president for eight years so bite in and Bloomberg had begin trading barbs about this messaging on social media today with a bite in say quote welcome to the debates Mike we have a lot to catch up on about Barack Obama's record and Bloomberg's team responded with a playful video of biting back in twenty thirteen praising bliver Mike has with every public official should have fashion match with principal the legacy extends well beyond the five boroughs to nation in the world it's continues to benefit through leadership that you have shown and I'm actually come from is going to exist in years to come so we can expect some of that past record test to spill over into the debate stage tonight the other key candidate to watch is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders he's taken a lead in a number of recent polls and on one of the candidates likely to attack Sanders is people to judge who was right with Sanders nearly tying in Iowa and New Hampshire he's actually the delegate leader right now by one you've been following him what do you expect to see from him at the debate well he's got a lot at stake in bluebirds arrival on stage and in Bloomberg's rise in the polls bridge of course has a very future looking message that it's time for new leadership but he knows he needs to expand his support he has done well with moderates and whites with college degrees but he said very little support with minorities will be watching to see how he changes his message or refocus it re cast set to work to start trying to accomplish something there tonight also tell us about what Elizabeth Warren has to do tonight because she has been perceived as falling short in New Hampshire next to her home state of Massachusetts you've been reporting on how progressive seem to be drawn to her but ultimately went with Sanders is that what's going on here I mean it's part of what's been going on is that a number of progressive groups did come out to alternately Baxi Anders but we've also seen some of her supporters opt for peep DJ dreamy club shark you know she's tried to find the middle ground as a unity candidate between Sanders as some of the more moderate candidates someone who is sensually work within the system but also you excite progresses to get out and blues that turn out that's a really tough place to be a and I would say tonight you might see some more of that fighter persona that she always likes to talk about on stage and finally don any clover Chartres was riding high after her surprisingly strong third place finish in New Hampshire she raised more than ten million dollars after that and went up without the Nevada but she has arrived in that state leader than others what you're hoping for tonight yeah you know she just needs they do all of that again only Marcel right the it'll like Bridget she needs to expand our support she she did well in New Hampshire well enough to get buzz well enough to raise more money but here comes Bloomberg going after many of the same voters that she's going for so she is a strong debater so I think we can expect her to live to be very visible very present this evening and passed on going a an awesome holiday in Las Vegas where Democrats will debate one another later this evening thank you always play sure thank you two news now that the trump administration is working on a pair of rule changes to reduce what it calls fraud in a big government program but as in pairs Corey Turner reports hundreds of thousands of kids will lose access to a free lunch at school for change number one the trump administration is targeting the supplemental nutrition assistance program known as snap or food stamps Sonny Perdue the US secretary of agriculture told reporters that states have been too generous with the program some states are taking advantage of loopholes that allow people to receive the snap benefits who would otherwise not qualifying for which they are not entitled by tightening the rules the government estimates more than three million people will lose access to food stamps now what's that got to do with the free school lunch program what depends on who you ask the truth is the real impact of this rule on school lunches is virtually zero that Sam Donaldson policy director of the foundation for government accountability he testified earlier this month before the house oversight committee but at the same hearing Dianne Sullivan told a very different story without snap in addition to having less food at home my sons could lose access to free school meals Sullivan is.
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"I'm ari Shapiro and a merry Louise Kelley coming up Democrats take the debate stage tonight in Las Vegas Las the trump administration wants to just the rules of public assistance program and the change could affect tens of thousands of low income children without snap in addition to having less food at home my sons could lose access to free school meals also researchers have conducted experiments on matters weird opposite anti matter anti matter I I think it was kind of an evil twin of the stuff that makes up our everyday world and the work of the so called American Sherlock we'll have those stories after these headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jax beer six Democrats vying for the party's presidential nomination will be debating tonight in Las Vegas is NPR's Bobby Allen reports as the first debate featuring billionaire Michael Bloomberg whose rise in the polls and lavish campaign spending are expected to make the targets are said to be some fears combat between Blumberg and his five rivals on stage that's because Bloomberg seemingly boundless war chest has propelled him near the top of national polls there's also been a day lose of negative news stories about Bloomberg the coverage has focused on his record as mayor of New York an old remarks stories have aired accusations of sexism support for discriminatory policing and raised questions about his ties to Wall Street it may T. up some tense exchanges between Blumberg and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders the to represent the left flank of the party in view Bloomberg as the antithesis of their core messages Bobby on NPR news Washington president trump is ousted the Pentagon's top policy official undersecretary of defense for policy John rood given his walking papers would last year certified Ukraine had made enough any corruption progress to justify the release of congressionally authorized aid were the trump administration moved to delay that aid something became central the house impeachment case against the president on charges of abuse of power obstruction of Congress would is just the latest official to be purged after receiving or after perceived disloyalty to the president one of America's biggest food company says it seeing increased demand from China but as NPR Scott Horsley explains Tyson foods is having trouble meeting the demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak at the heart of this fight is a federal rule known as borrower defense during the Obama administration at the heart of this fight is a federal rule known as borrower defense during the Obama administration several for profit colleges were found to have lied to borrowers and advocates push the IT department to use the rule to give students their money back divorce the nasdaq closed up eighty four points the standard and poor's five hundred was up fifteen points today you're listening to NPR news in Washington then this is Casey are W. news on a Wednesday February nineteenth very good afternoon to you here's what's happening at five oh four since California legalize marijuana consumption has gone up but so have the number of people who don't get a job offer offer after testing positive for weeds there's a new state bill that aims to address that more on this from KCRW's Kelly wells this bill is intended to protect people who use marijuana for medical conditions it does not apply to people who consume pot recreationally and it also would not apply to pilots police officers or any other safety sensitive jobs that require sobriety under federal law author assembly member rob Bonta says discriminating based on the medicine someone takes is in humane if California passes the bill he says it would join sixteen other states that boasts similar employee protections but opponents call it a public safety issue saying that company shouldn't be forced to allow their employees to come to work high five hundred applicants for state correctional officer jobs were disqualified when they tested positive for wheat in twenty fifteen and.
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"I'm ari Shapiro in Manchester New Hampshire and I'm not a coronation Washington Chinese health officials are reporting that more than forty thousand people have been infected with the new corona virus more than nine hundred people have died this appears to be a rapid escalation of the outbreak that began just two months ago and there is a global health correspondent read Eisenman is in our studios to talk more about it either hi alright what are we learning about the nature of the outbreak given these new numbers what we know that almost all of the cases are in China and in fact most of them are still in who bay the province where this new corona virus was first detected there only a few hundred or so cases outside China and about two dozen or so countries on on the other hand officials with the World Health Organization say that while China has been providing the broad numbers China is not providing key information that would tell health officials where this outbreak is going so China for instance will report that they've confirmed state three thousand more cases in a given day and we're trying to often doesn't tell the W. H. O. is how many of those cases are people who were newly infected that weekend or the cases from a month ago where the take tests have just now come back or the new and the reason we need to know that is that's what tells you is this outbreak accelerating how fast or is this just about uncovering a backlog of older cases so the visit by the W. H. O. must be incredibly important right I mean it is the sense that they can shed more light on this right so there's this international team of experts that dot is arriving and for weeks the W. show had been asking China to let it send in that expert team that's a common practice without breaks the US has also been trying to send a team from the centers for disease control and prevention but China had been slow to grant permission and it's just to date that the W. H. O. team leaders touch down in China W. officials say the rest of the members will arrive soon between ten to fifteen people but it's still unclear what they'll be doing is there a sense of just how deadly this virus is at this point on the positive side the read the WTO says more than eighty percent of infections result in mild symptoms so far are just two percent of reported cases roughly have resulted in death and that percentage could even go down further once officials can find out how many people might have been infected without showing any symptoms at all but world health officials also warned that China has access to a lot of lifesaving medical technology ventilators intensive care units and at the press conference today the WTO official who's in charge of emergencies Dr Michael Ryan had this to say this disease may appear relatively mild in the context of a sophisticated health system that may not be the case should this disease reaches system that is not as capable as that of time in other words if the virus spreads to lower income countries and say Africa the death rate could end up being substantially higher and yet we're not hearing about Africa so much right I mean there's other continents that are concerned right now right and in fact today officials also expressed concern about us some of the ongoing transmission that's occurred in Europe we cases of travelers who arrived in France and then the United Kingdom and then ended up passing it on to other people who passed on and they're saying you know well that's just a spark it might be ultimately a larger outbreak from that the ten pairs read eyes man thank you so much for this update glad to do it Americans carry one and a half trillion dollars in student loan debt and many of the leading democratic presidential candidates have plans to address that problem as New Hampshire voters get ready to cast their ballots tomorrow I sat down with three women who have different perspectives on the issue to hear how their experience with that is shaping their view of the primary race.
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"I'm ari Shapiro on the ground in New Hampshire ahead of this week's primary this afternoon on All Things Considered from NPR news get today's national update on all things considered at three PM right here on KCRW we have a wind advisory in effect until tomorrow evening three percent chance of showers still this morning then it'll be sunny it's three fifty one KCRW president trump lays out his priorities dollar by dollar marketplace morning report is supported by fidelity wealth management where advisors work with their clients to develop flexible investment strategies that evolve as their needs change the daily dot com slash wealth that only brokerage services L. L. C. and by invest Northern Ireland Northern Ireland a European location with a skilled agile work force focused on results more it invests DeKnight dot com in New York I'm Sabri Bennett shore in for David Brancaccio president trump is scheduled to release his budget for the coming fiscal year today like most presidential budgets it's more of a starting point it has to make its way through a very divided Congress so it will very likely see a lot of changes presidents know this but they use their budgets to sign post their priorities and in an election year that messaging takes on even greater importance marketplaces Meghan McCarthy Carino has more president Reagan's nineteen eighty four reelection campaign celebrated good times it's morning again in America and the message came through loud and clear in Reagan's budget proposal that years says Jack Pitney a professor of government at Claremont McKenna college the key word was optimism a lot of soaring rhetoric he says administrations often paint especially rosy economic pictures of the future in their budgets during election years a lot of aspirational programs not so much discussion of the deficit and the debt Republican political strategist Alex Conant says budgets can also highlight programs that appeal to particular geographic areas that are important to winning an election I want a regional thing so funding for the Great Lakes obviously important to a lot of midwestern states are hurting spending is important for Florida as well as potential bipartisan crowd pleasers like spending on infrastructure hi Megan McCarty Carino for market place inflation in China has increased and economists say that is at least partly due to the new coronavirus consumer prices in China in January were five point four percent higher than a year earlier it was the highest inflation rate in eight years the BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker reports the health crisis in China is now beginning to become apparent in economic data consumer price inflation rose markedly last month mainly due to food price rises although the cost of food is usually more volatile around the Chinese New Year it does appear to have been boosted by disruption to supplies and holding by consumers economists expect the virus and efforts to contain it sprayed will have an impact on growth in the first quarter of the year some estimate economic activity will be two percent less than it would otherwise have pain Andrew Walker with our editorial partner the BBC let's do the numbers the footsie in London is down to three tenths of a percent Dow futures are unchanged S. and P. and nasdaq futures are up in the one to two tenths percent range the ten year treasury yield is at one point five seven percent and one other number for you forty seven billion dollars that is the size of the endowment of the bill and Melinda gates foundation which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year in a letter marking the anniversary bill Melinda gates said two of their main priorities were gender equality in climate change last week the foundation pledged a hundred million dollars to.
How the U.S. and China Settled on a Trade Deal Neither Wanted
"This week the US and China are set to sign the first phase of a trade agreement farmers and manufacturers hope this could be a sign that the trade war between the two countries is ending at a time when politicians are skeptical of global trade agreements are co host ari Shapiro talked with an author who is an unapologetic advocate for trade you could say that Fred Hochberg was born to be a voice for global trade his mother's name was Lillian Vernon the same Lillian Vernon who created a multi million dollar mail order catalogue company selling everything from clothing to toys that company grew from his mother's kitchen table to a household name partly by buying products that were made in China Nixon open China in nineteen seventy two lily was hot on his trail went to China in nineteen eighty one we started buying in trying to parlay Taiwan became too expensive so companies started moving from Taiwan into China and to the manufacturing there during the Obama administration Fred Hochberg ran the export import bank making him one of the country's top cheerleaders for global trade deals now the political tides have shifted president trump pulled the US out of the trans Pacific partnership started a trade war with China and scraps nafta so you can understand why Fred Hochberg called his new book trade is not a four letter word part of the reason I wrote this book was because I was kind of surprised and thunderstruck over the last eight years how we got so negative on trade the problem is we as a country were not candid when not honest with the shortfalls about trade the fact is there are losers and we did not really sufficiently as a country really address the people who got badly hurt we have many things in our economy that says yes it's a where a market economy but at the same time we have to have things that take action when the market's not perfect we didn't put enough time and attention into making that work the way you structure this book you tell the story of global trade through a handful of everyday products and I'd like to zoom in on one of them the avocado well I think you know the avocado follows the path of the banana which is also in this book and that is being this exotic delicacy that became more mainstream so bananas a once in a delicacy and then became the staple and frankly the most consumed fruit and the American family of any fruits vegetables that we consume a lot of as to a global trade and has to do with the importation from central and South America and avocados are similar in that regard in two thousand we consumed a billion avocados we double that within five years and then double that again and another ten years so we now consumer of four and a quarter billion avocados a year so I think that they did catch fire and part of it catches fire importing nafta and the importation of the fact that was free trade going back and forth and I use the example of the taco salad you can now or joy at soccer ball in all fifty states in twelve months of the year that would not be possible if US only relying on our own local products local agriculture and local ingredients and more broadly than avocados or even just the taco salad you talk about the way diversity in supermarkets has just exploded because of global imports yes I mean the choices we have in this illustration in the book about when Boris Yeltsin visited a supermarket in Houston and was just flabbergasted at the array of products that we have that degree of opportunity plenty selection and variety was something that we now take for granted in America that was largely because of global trade largely because we get agriculture products year round cheeses from around the world meet some around the world and they can go to every corner United States there's a stunning figure here where you write that in nineteen seventy five before the first free trade agreements were written the average U. S. supermarket carried just under nine thousand products by two thousand eight that number had mushroomed to nearly forty seven thousand that's because of global trade global trade and as a result changing eating habits I one of things I put in the book I would never have guessed growing up as a little kid we all the you know the going to seafood restaurant was like the worst thing in the world and the fact that Americans have so embraced sushi and virtually every supermarket you go to you can buy fresh sushi every day is remarkable you obviously think more trade is a good thing so I was surprised at the end of the book to see that you think the US should take a pause on entering into any new trade deals why this is been such a divisive issue that I think it's it's not healthy for a democracy to have such highly divisive issues that are often decided by one vote now since they wrote the book U. S. M. CNA the United States Mexican Canadian agreement that passed the house of representatives with three hundred eighty five votes to forty one is the largest single majority we have ever seen on a trade agreement ever so maybe we are now moving towards that recent surveys have shown a majority of Democrats and Republicans believe in free trade majority Democrats public thinks it's actually better for our economy Fred Hochberg is former chairman of the export import bank of
Federal Financial Aid Form Causes A Stir — Over Selective Service Question
"The selective service question on the fax the form caused a stir on social media over the weekend All Things Considered has the details from NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and Ahmadi Cornish another bit of fallout from the U. S. strike against Iran a burst of social media memes from young people worried about checking off the box for selective service on the federal financial aid form
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"Considered I'm ari Shapiro anti Michelle Norris I'm Melissa block and it's time now for Altec consider that is how the first all tech considered of the decade began on January fourth twenty ten sad to say Michelle analysts are not here in the studio with me this Christmas day a lot has changed since then host of this program ends technology in a minute we'll look ahead to the next decade intact before we do let's revisit this one we ask three experts to pick what they see as the most significant ways tech has changed our lives since two thousand nine the most obvious advancement was the smartphone they were around in two thousand nine but now eighty one percent of Americans own one and technology reporter mark I AGA says they've almost become an appendage I was in a restaurant over the weekend and they'll just across from a woman's phone was going off every five seconds you know I heard a chime or a on a large can different alerts out of our phone every and with how is she functioning as a human in this world and she didn't even notice that those alerts for going off and that's how much a part of her life they must be so and it's not just the phone scale goes daughters who are ten and twelve have tablets he says kids these days just go through life differently from a decade ago you need to get to the doctor's office looking at magazines and they're trying to like you know scroll the page that the print page like yep yep that's and I've had good right there next we turn to Erin happened she is an associate professor of sociology at the university at buffalo and for her the most significant change of the decade is something that would not have been possible without the smartphone it's the gig economy enabled by apps like uber task rabbit and Airbnb Hatton says they've redefined what it is to be a worker I think that that's workers started new conversations between workers and across sectors and re thinking what it means to be a worker and potentially rethinking what kinds of benefits and protections we attach to work beyond our daily lives or our work tech in the last decade is also shaped what we believe to be true sometimes we know we're being faked like in Martin's were say this movie the Irishman Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were both in their seventies look much younger thanks to technology and some scenes they're in their forties was a problem.
"ari shapiro" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I'm ari Shapiro and on also chain coming up north Korea's promising a Christmas gift for America will look at what that could mean once trump feels betrayed he is going to double down on pressure and the north Koreans think that the appropriate thing to do is respond King Kong also a hot windy season in Australia leads to catastrophic wildfires Sandel remember a counter cultural leader who spread messages of unconditional love in mindfulness if I want to be free free meant not turning away from anything it meant being free in the midst of it all first these headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jax beer or the careers says it is planning to give the U. S. a Christmas present in the closing days of two thousand nineteen as nuclear talks have stalled NPR's usual Roscoe reports North Korea said a year end deadline for the two sides to reach a deal no Korean officials have not said what the Christmas present might be but experts are on the lookout for some type of provocative action go she aces between the two countries have not made much progress even though president trump met with north Korea's leader Kim Jong hoon twice this year the key sticking point is Kim's demand for immediate sanctions relief president trump says that Kim must dismantle north Korea's nuclear weapons program before sanctions can be lifted North Korea analysts say the regime may take aggressive action to try to force another summit with trump US officials have expressed hope that the conflict can be resolved I use Roscoe NPR news Washington on one of the busiest travel days of the year Florida's fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport was temporarily closed today because of record rainfall cities average monthly rainfall for December's only about two and a half inches but the city recorded three times that within a few hours.
Putin meets with Ukraine leader Zelensky for the first time
"From NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm Audie Cornish and I'm ari Shapiro the leaders of Russia and Ukraine have just wrapped up talks in Paris it's an attempt to end the war in eastern Ukraine where thirteen thousand people have already died this is the first time you cranes new president Philo demerits Lynskey has met with Vladimir Putin the two leaders talked about the outcome of the meeting in a joint press conference and we're joined now by NPR's leucine Kim who's been watching from Moscow hi Lucy in a R. E. this was supposed to be peace summit in hopes of resolving a five year long conflict between the two countries that were there any breakthroughs no this was largely a confirmation of the status quo of the peace process called the Minsk agreement that started in twenty fourteen this process has been completely frozen for the past three years so in some sense it could be considered progress that the lens can Putin even met the less he said going into this meeting he was looking for a lasting ceasefire along the whole front line and an exchange of all prisoners
"ari shapiro" Discussed on KCRW
"News I'm ari Shapiro and I mill searching president trump offered a show of support this evening for pro democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong the president signed a pro Hong Kong build that the Chinese government had warned would be seen as meddling in its domestic affairs even as he signed the bill though trump offered a conciliatory message to Chinese president xi Jinping trump is trying to avoid upsetting trade talks with Beijing right now which have reached a delicate stage and pure Scott Horsley joins us now he's got I also took just a few days ago president trump was pretty non committal on whether he would sign this legislation what's changed you know it's pretty clear this bill was going to become law with or without the president's signature it passed the Senate unanimously I think there was a single no vote in the house so Congress was really overwhelming in its support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong and trump decided it was better to be on that train then under it so he went ahead he signed the bill but he also reiterated his respect for she Jing paying just as he had done last week when he was asked about the Hong Kong bill in an interview with fox news here's what he said on Friday we have to stand with Hong Kong but I'm also standing with president she's a friend of mine he's an incredible guy so since then you both ways yeah he's really trying to walk this fine line we've had local elections in the interim in Hong Kong and the pro democracy forces won a big victory in his statement this evening the president said he hopes the leaders of Hong Kong and mainland China can settle their differences amicably all right so we just heard present from because he's in pain a friend he's also a negotiating partner with some pretty high stakes trade talks on the line so how do you think signing this pro home com bill will affect the ongoing trade talks trump acknowledged last week that Hong Kong could be a complicating factor in those trade negotiations but he's really trying hard not to alienate president xi the point where he might just walk away from the table for weeks now the US and China have been trying to broker a limited trade deal and China would buy some extra soybeans other farm goods in the U. S. in exchange they get some limited tear freely from president trump earlier this week the two sides had a phone call but actually nailing down agreement has been really elusive yeah and there is a deadline looming in less than three weeks the trump administration has threatened to impose terrace on another one hundred sixty billion dollars worth of Chinese imports including a lot of popular consumer items if there's no agreement struck by December fifteenth I am curious though a lot of this Hong Kong bills seems symbolic what is the practical effect of this legislation either the practical effect not entirely clear the bills at the state department has to report each year on whether China is living up to the promises it made back in nineteen ninety seven that it would preserve Hong Kong's autonomy if Beijing is seen as falling short the administration could strip Hong Kong with special trading status so it is a cudgel the administration continues to go after China but it also gives the the president a lot of leeway and trump underscore that it is signing statement this evening saying he would ignore any part of this bill that he sees is compromising his constitutional powers to conduct foreign policy the way he wants to have you know trump has argued his friendship with she has actually been good for Hong Kong this help to head off a tougher crackdown on the pro democracy forces of the bill does authorize sanctions against Chinese officials if they do carry out a crackdown in Hong Kong and president trump also signed a separate bill this evening that bars the U. S. from selling things to the Hong Kong police like tear gas and rubber bullets that's in pure Scott Horsley thank you Scott you're welcome.
Trump's whistleblower complaint
"From NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and an Audi Cornish ridiculous that's how president trump is describing allegations that he had improper conversations with another foreign leader they're reportedly at the heart of a whistle blower complaint from someone in the intelligence community that complaint and the acting director of national intelligence is refuse refusal to share it with Congress has resulted in a stand off between the executive and legislative branches of government president trump says there's nothing wrong with how he talks to other world leaders during a news conference with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison today I've had conversations with many leaders that always appropriate thanks god can tell you that always appropriate at the highest level always appropriate and anything I do a fight for this country I fight so strongly for this country it's just another political hack job speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi doesn't see these accusations as a political hack job I sat down with her this morning in a conference room just offer office along with NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis who begins this part of our conversation I'm sure you're aware of the reports of a whistleblower raising questions about actions the president took his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he spoke to the government of the Ukraine asking to investigate the Biden family just this morning president trump said quote someone ought to look into Joe Biden quote your reaction just another example of the lack of integrity decency and patriotism on the part of this administration we don't know the facts we don't know if the Ukraine is the country that is the subject of the telephone conversation that remains to be seen but what is the fact is the law and the law says the director of national intelligence shall not should not may we encourage shell convey the whistle blower information to the intelligence committees in the Congress and right now they're breaking the law. to that end if there is evidence that there is law breaking or if there is evidence that the president is trying to interfere with the twenty twenty election by asking a foreign entity to investigate political opponents does that change the calculation on impeachment we've always been in search of the fax and that is the calculus is whether the facts were in court on four cases right now whether it's the president's taxes whether it's his bank accounts whether it's as accounting and his emoluments this case has a national security piece to it that is very alarming because it inspector general is appointed by president trump if in fact it is as is described described this of urgency enough concern and again the law says this director of national intelligence shall send the information you refer to a lack of integrity decency and patriotism by this president you are as different station in the path of them on the blanket you're describing potential acts of lawbreaking and many people here that and say if Congress does not pursue impeachment does it forever change the standard of what is acceptable behavior by any president I don't know about lawbreaking and said we don't have the information of immense suggested I said that because we don't have the information and I while others may speculate I have to go on the basis of the law and the facts and that's where decisions will be made our founders could never suspect the president would be so abusive of the constitution of the United States that the separation of powers would be irrelevant to him and that he would continue any president would continue to withhold fax from the Congress which are part of the constitutional right of inquiry so this is in a different class in terms of his behavior but again the facts and the law I do think that we will have to pass some laws. that will have clarity for future presidents president should be indicted if he's committed upon doing any while in office any presence there is nothing any place that says the president should not be indicted as if it's the justice department interpretation by the president's lawyers that's what that is so that people will steal okay well if he does something wrong should be able to be indicted the president should not be able to interpret the national security act as something that gives him free reign to do anything he wants by his personal declaration that something is an emergency and it behooves Congress to make sure whether it's trade agreements that he says he has the ability to do this that and the other thing Congress has to retain its power in all the days of rain but hasn't he proven the point that Congress is not very strong right now and not very effect but he's at thirty eight percent in the polls I think the public is making some judgment about him and it will remain under fifty percent in the polls four five R. can it's beat him when they we haven't even decided who are can
"ari shapiro" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"And I'm ari Shapiro the well connected financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein may have problems in a third St in Florida he has already served jail time for soliciting prostitution in New York he's charged with sexually trafficking and abusing girls and now we turn to New Mexico the state is considering changing its sexual misconduct laws because of apps dean and investigators are interviewing people connected with a large ranch that he owns in the state new Mexico's Attorney General is Hector bill there us welcome to all things considered thank you for others so this property that apps denounces known as Zorro ranch it has been described as a palatial explain why even after apps dean's guilty plea in Florida he was not required to register in New Mexico as a sex offender well New Mexico is traditionally lag behind those type of protections and more importantly the nature of the pleading of which I've seen was convicted with in Florida was not a crime in New Mexico that was required to be registered with the department of public safety in twenty nineteen I began to ask the legislature to tighten up those loopholes I think it's simply appalling that someone who could be in the business of human trafficking wouldn't be required to be registered in New Mexico and so we're really trying to change not only the laws but the expectations that these dangerous individuals are really predators and deserve to be supervised in our communities still it just session you're pushing for would require anyone with a sex trafficking conviction to register as an offender in New Mexico a similar bill recently failed in the state legislature do you think that the F. Steen case and the attention that it's getting will flip some votes do you think those more likely to pass now I think the abstain case if there is only one positive that comes from this matter it's that they'll be more awareness that human trafficking in child trafficking is everywhere in every unity in any community can be exploited it's appalling that the legislature did not give this bill one hearing last year much less consider the reform I think the extinct ace will bring considerable amount of awareness on this issue and the real need to better protect children Epstein has not face charges in Mexico but I understand your office is interviewing people about what took place on his ranch what can you tell us about that we do have an active investigation we are meeting with survivors and victims involved in that matter I'm very concerned that there definitely was a course of conduct here in New Mexico within our borders and that we don't live leave any stone unturned and we're also going to be forwarding any federal evidence to the federal authorities in New York we did not even have a human trafficking statute during the time frame at sting was alleged to have committed some of these acts in New Mexico so as you can see the system really across the board and not only filled in Florida but there are many states that I encourage to get more involved to make sure that they have adequate oversight in combating human trafficking to those state laws make the possibility of a New Mexico prosecution less likely than in a state like New York the regret in New Mexico is that the legislature did not pass human trafficking statue till well after the at Steen allegations occurred so we are still struggling right now with the state investigation which is why it's so important for us to partner with New York and Ford evidence that that we uncover here New Mexico to proper federal authorities the federal authorities have more resources of which they can pursue a prosecution I understand that some of the young teenagers involved in these cases were taken from one state to another if there were offenses and covered in New Mexico would you see that as supporting the case against abstain in New York or do you think there could be charges brought in yet a third St New Mexico you know it's hard to comment at this point but it's very important that we make sure that we do a complete inventory an assessment to make sure that we hear and contact every victim that was involved in this on these heinous acts including from different states and so they were in the process right now of locating as many survivors and victims as we can that's after about their US Attorney General for the state of New Mexico thank you for speaking with us thank you season three of the Netflix teen drama thirteen reasons why primaries later this summer but today we're talking about season one which premiered two years ago it centered on a character named Hannah Baker after being raped and bullied she killed herself Netflix has now edited out a controversial scene depicting her suicide and peers into Limbaugh has the details in the season one finale of Netflix's thirteen reasons why teenager clay Jensen describes his friend handles the last day to turn on the phone with a question mark where I worked she didn't say anything and then he describes the moment she kills herself she went into the bathroom in the original version play describes how Hannah kills herself and you see it happen.
"ari shapiro" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"And I'm ari Shapiro the well connected financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein may have problems in a third St in Florida he has already served jail time for soliciting prostitution in New York he's charged with sexually trafficking and abusing girls and now we turn to New Mexico the state is considering changing its sexual misconduct laws because of apps dean and investigators are interviewing people connected with a large ranch that he owns in the state new Mexico's Attorney General is Hector bull terrace welcome to all things considered thank you for having me so this property that abstinence is known as Zorro ranch it has been described as a palatial explain why even after apps dean's guilty plea in Florida he was not required to register in New Mexico as a sex offender well New Mexico is traditionally lag behind those type of protections and more importantly the nature of the pleading of which I've seen was convicted with in Florida was not a crime in New Mexico that was required to be registered with the department of public safety in twenty nineteen I began to ask the legislature to tighten up those loopholes I think it's simply appalling that someone who could be in the business of human trafficking wouldn't be required to be registered in New Mexico and so we're really trying to change not only the laws but the expectations that these dangerous individuals are really predators and deserve to be supervised in our communities so let's just say shin you're pushing for would require anyone with a sex trafficking conviction to register as an offender in New Mexico a similar bill recently failed in the state legislature do you think that the F. Steen case and the attention that it's getting will flip some votes do you think those more likely to pass now I think the abstain case if there is only one positive that comes from this matter it's that they'll be more awareness that human trafficking in child trafficking is everywhere in every unity in any community can be exploited it's appalling to the legislature did not give this bill one hearing last year much less consider the reform I think the extinct ace will bring considerable amount of awareness on this issue and the real need to better protect children Epstein has not face charges in New Mexico but I understand the your office is interviewing people about what took place on his ranch what can you tell us about that we do have an active investigation we are meeting with survivors and victims involved in that matter I'm very concerned that there definitely was a course of conduct here in New Mexico within our borders and that we don't live leave any stone unturned and we're also going to be forwarding any federal evidence to the federal authorities in New York we did not even have a human trafficking statute during the time frame at sting was alleged to have committed some of these acts in New Mexico so as you can see the system really across the board and not only filled in Florida but there are many states that I encourage to get more involved to make sure that they have adequate oversight in combating human trafficking to those state laws make the possibility of a New Mexico prosecution less likely than in a state like New York the regret in New Mexico is that the legislature did not pass human trafficking statue till well after the at Steen allegations occurred so we are still struggling right now with the state investigation which is why it's so important for us to partner with New York and Ford evidence that that we uncover here New Mexico to proper federal authorities the federal authorities have more resources of which they can pursue a prosecution I understand that some of the young teenagers involved in these cases were taken from one state to another if there were offenses and covered in New Mexico would you see that as supporting the case against abstain in New York or do you think there could be charges brought in yet a third St New Mexico you know it's hard to comment at this point but it's very important that we make sure that we do a complete inventory an assessment to make sure that we hear and contact every victim that was involved in this these heinous acts including from different states and so they were in the process right now of locating as many survivors and victims as we can that's after about their US Attorney General for the state of New Mexico thank you for speaking with us thank you season three of the Netflix teen drama thirteen reasons why primaries later this summer but today we're talking about season one which premiered two years ago it centered on a character named Hannah Baker after being raped and bullied she killed herself Netflix has now edited out a controversial scene depicting her suicide and peers injure Limbaugh has the details.
"ari shapiro" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And I'm ari Shapiro the well connected financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein may have problems in a third St in Florida he has already served jail time for soliciting prostitution in New York he's charged with sexually trafficking and abusing girls and now we turn to New Mexico the state is considering changing its sexual misconduct laws because of Epstein and investigators are interviewing people connected with a large ranch that he owns in the state new Mexico's Attorney General is had trouble terrace welcome to all things considered thank you for having me so this property that abstinence is known as Zorro ranch it has been described as palatial explain why even after apps dean's guilty plea in Florida he was not required to register in New Mexico as a sex offender well New Mexico is traditionally lagged behind those type of protections and more importantly the nature of the pleading of which I've seen was convicted with in Florida was not a crime in New Mexico that was required to be registered with the department of public safety in twenty nineteen I began to ask the legislature to tighten up those loopholes I think it's simply appalling that someone who could be in the business of human trafficking wouldn't be required to be registered in New Mexico and so we're really trying to change not only the laws but the expectations that these dangerous individuals are really predators and deserve to be supervised in our communities so legislation you're pushing for what require anyone with a sex trafficking conviction to register as an offender in New Mexico a similar bill recently failed in the state legislature do you think that the extreme case in the attention that it's getting will flip some votes do you think those more likely to pass now I think the abstain case if there is only one positive that comes from this matter it's that they'll be more awareness that human trafficking in child trafficking is everywhere in every community in any community can be exploited it's appalling to the legislature did not give this bill one hearing last year much less consider the reform I think the extinct ace will bring considerable amount of awareness on this issue and the real need to better protect children I've seen has not face charges in New Mexico but I understand your office is interviewing people about what took place on his ranch what can you tell us about that we do have an active investigation we are meeting with survivors and victims involved in that matter I'm very concerned that there definitely was a course of conduct here in New Mexico within our borders and that we don't let it leave any stone unturned and we're also going to be forwarding any federal evidence to the federal authorities in New York we did not even have a human trafficking statute during the time frame at Steen was alleged to have committed some of these acts in New Mexico so as you can see the system really across the board and not only failed in Florida but there are many states that I encourage to get more involved to make sure that they have adequate oversight in combating human trafficking to those state laws make the possibility of a New Mexico prosecution less likely than in a state like New York the regret in New Mexico is that the legislature did not pass human trafficking statue till well after the at Steen allegations occurred so we are still struggling right now with the state investigation which is why it's so important for us to partner with New York and Ford evidence that that we uncover here New Mexico to proper federal authorities the federal authorities have more resources of which they can pursue a prosecution I understand that some of the young teenagers involved in these cases were taken from one state to another if there were offenses uncovered in New Mexico would you see that as supporting the case against abstain in New York or do you think there could be charges brought in yet a third St New Mexico you know it's hard to comment at this point but it's very important that we make sure that we do a complete inventory an assessment to make sure that we hear and contact every victim that was involved in this these heinous acts including from different states and so they were in the process right now of locating as many survivors and victims as we can let's talk about their US Attorney General for the state of New Mexico thank you for.
Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census
"This is NPR. And you're listening to WNYC in New York at five oh four. I'm Jamie Floyd legalizing, recreational marijuana, passing congestion pricing and rapidly increasing renewable energy usage. These are just some of the items on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to do list for this legislative session at the state of the union address this afternoon governor Cuomo conceded, the laundry list may seem ambitious. It's a lot no doubt about it. But there's been a lot that has been bottled up for many many years that we couldn't get done. And in many ways, I feel the state is now liberated with the Senate Democratic caucus. And of course, it's the state of the state the governor called on lawmakers to continue passing progressive legislation in the coming weeks among his top budget priorities. Cuomo said our public transportation and infrastructure, healthcare and cutting taxes for the middle class. For years, the NYPD's response to questions about its use of surveillance technology has been to neither confirm nor deny whether records bowed. It exists. It's called the glow more response. But now in New York state court judge has ruled in a case over whether NYPD spied on the cell phones of people attending black lives matter protests that the police can no longer keep that claim of confidentiality. It's a win for civil libertarians. And state supreme court Justice, Arlene, blue shot down, the NYPD argument that responding to complaints would compromise counterterrorism or criminal efforts because the police in question, we're not the people in question rather were not breaking the law at the time New York Times reporter, Ali Watson covered the case. Judge's ruling right now, depending on whether or not the NYPD appeals actually puts a very firm boot the neck of his response. They can't really use it in the future. The NYPD does have thirty days to appeal. The ruling. A statement a spokeswoman said that it uses the global response exceedingly sparingly and only after careful consideration of the interests involved tonight, mostly clear, a low around twenty seven degrees. Currently, it's thirty four degrees. The time is five oh six support for NPR comes from C three providing a software platform that enables organizations to deploy artificial intelligence in IOT solutions at industrial scale. Learn more at C three dot AI. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro in a Senate hearing room today attorney general nominee William bar has been walking a fine line bar is pledging to protect the Justice department. But he also says the president has sweeping constitutional authority NPR national Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has been following these confirmation hearings and joins us now to talk about them. Hi, hey, okay. He has been nominated to lead the Justice department at a time when the president is attacking it. So how did bar address that tension today? Well, Bill Maher said he has a very high opinion of deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, he says he has no reason to doubt that the Russians attempted to interfere in our elections. And he says he doesn't believe that special counsel. Robert Muller would be conducting a witch hunt in fact, Barr says he would quit rather than fire Muller. If there were no good cause to get rid of him. And as one of Muller's friends for thirty years Barr says it's unimaginable that. Muller would do anything to prompt? A firing Senate Democrats went into this hearing wanting bar firmly committed to protecting the Russia investigation. Did they get that commitment? Not affirm one Ari Dianne Feinstein, the top democrat on the committee was pressing Bill bar a lot about what people will learn in the end about the Russia probe. Will you commit to making any report Muller produces at the conclusion of his investigation available to congress and to the public as as I said, my statement, I am going to make as much information available as I can consistent with the rules and regulations now Bill bar talked about wanting transparency, but he also said that he s the attorney general make the ultimate call about what becomes public and later on Senator amazing. Geraldo, Hawaii said just asking us to trust. You is not enough. She said this president will do anything to protect himself, and Mr. bar was kind of tough in his response. He said, I'm not going to surrender the responsibility of the attorney general. To get this title. We know that bar has had some contact with lawyers involved in the investigation. Did we learn anything new today about his interactions with the White House? We did bar told lawmakers he actually met with President Trump awhile ago, and the president seemed to want bar to join his legal defence team bar politely declined. He said he didn't want to stick his head in a meat grinder bar. Also said he discussed some legal theories with attorneys for the president the vice president and with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, but bar said he didn't recall learning anything of substance. Anything confidential about the pro from the beginning of this investigation. The issue of recusals has been a very big deal. What had bar say about recusals today? He said he thinks Jeff Sessions. The former attorney general probably did the right thing to recuse himself in Democrats pressed bar to step aside to given this context with lawyers involved in this investigation and a memo he wrote criticizing the investigation, but here again, far would not commit. He says he will ask career. Ethics officials at Justice to evaluate the question, but he won't necessarily do what they advise. He also said the president is not above the law. The president can't for example, offer pardons to people who promise now to incriminate him taking a step back. There is one question about Bill bar that people on both sides of the aisle have which is why would he come back to lead the Justice department after twenty seven years to be attorney general again in excellent question bar, basically says because he loves the Justice department as an institution he says, he's sixty eight years old, and he has nothing to lose. If you take this job, you have to be ready to make decisions and spend all your political capital and have no future because you have to have that freedom of action, and I feel I'm gonna position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences and Ari so far nothing has emerged to block Boris path confirmation. NPR national. Justice. Correspondent Carrie Johnson. Thank you. My pleasure for analysis of the hearing and of what Bill bar may do if he's confirmed. Let's bring in Jennifer dascomb. She's an associate professor of law at American University. She used to work at the Justice department. Professor Daska welcome. Thank you. So to the central question today, which is whether bar will protect the Muller investigation based on what you heard from his testimony. Are you persuaded that he will? So he he answered that pretty clearly he said that he he likely I mean, he had he would protect mother and the absence. Something extraordinary that mother would be allowed to continue. I think the key question and the one that several senators pushed on the a question of what is going to be made public, and what's going to be made available congress. We heard Bill bars say repeatedly that he was committed to transparency, but transparency considered students consistent with the law transparency consistent with rules and regulations and bar. Has a very broad view of executive privilege and a very broad view of executive power including power over criminal investigation. So when he says he needs to be consistent with rules and regulations on the question of whether whatever final report Muller producers should be made public. That's what he would be referring to executive privilege that the president might say, no, exactly executive privilege abroad claims our national security, our range of different reasons. Why transparency would be limited according to his his views and the president's articulation of of what's necessary to keep private secret. He also as we just heard there from Carrie Johnson did not seem to suggest that he's likely to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. Did that surprise you in any way? It comprises me only because it seems like a clear case where recusals would be appropriate, but he has been consistent on along in suggesting that he would not recuse himself. And I wasn't surprised that he didn't change his mind today. But giving his engagement given the nemo that was that he chose to write and to send to the president about concerned about obstruction of Justice charges targeting the president and given what he acknowledged today about conversations, it seems like this would be a clear case for recusal has been consistent about that. Well, that prompts my next question, and it's one that he was asked today by senators in in one way or the other a number of times, which is would he protect the independence of the Justice department against executive overreach. Do you think when push comes to shove Bill would tell the president? No, no, sir. You can't do that. So again, I think it depends on what's being asked. And he did get today that there were certain red lines that he went cross, but that being said he has an expressed repeatedly previously very broad views of executive power and executive privilege, and there are certainly in a whole range of areas in which the president could assert executive privilege in my assumption is and based on bars previous, writings and statements. That bar would agree. Did you learn anything about Bill today that you didn't already know? Some of the contacts that he's had were interesting to hear about you know, he is as as expected he was incredibly articulate and and respectful. I think that the key is is reading the testimony in light of what he started written in the past. Did you hear anything today that might derail this confirmation that poses a serious threat to his chances of being confirmed? I'm just given given the politics and given the makeup of the Senate unlikely at this point is there a question to you to you would have asked him that the senators did not. Again, I think that really pushing him on this question of transparency what happens when the president asserts a claim of national security what happens when the president says, you know, we just want a very brief cursory summary of this report sent up to congress. What do you do? Then you would have liked to have heard an iron clad, whatever Muller wants to be made public. I'll back. Exactly, that's Jennifer Gasco. She she choose constitutional and national security law at American University Jennifer desk, thanks so much for taking the time. Thank you.
Student loan company Navient used deceptive practices, audit suggests
"Washington debate is slated this evening between two candidates in unexpectedly. Contentious Mississippi Senate race, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde. Smith faces a runoff next week against democrat. Mike Espy the runoff race has become embroiled in controversy after a video surfaced on Twitter from a campaign event for Senator Cindy, Hyde Smith in Tupelo Mississippi earlier this month, and it she can be heard praising supporter by saying, quote, if he invited me to a public hanging. I'd be on the front row given Mississippi's history of racist violence against black people many observers heard that comment as a disturbing reference to lynching Hyde Smith who is white said in a statement that quote, any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous her opponent. Former congressman in US agriculture secretary. Mike Espy is African American. No candidate got more than fifty percent of the vote on November six sending the race to a runoff. Next week. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd, the head of New York City's board of election says the ballot is the reason for long lines on election day, the perforated to page ballot presented a series of problems never before experienced by the board or anywhere in the country. The only executive director Michael Ryan, he spoke to city council members during a nearly four hour long hearing today said his agency just didn't have enough time to test the scanners with that amount of paper city council speaker Cory Johnson said he expects a full plan from the city and state officials about how to fix these issues for quote, the next election and the one after that and the one after that. The man accused of killing a New York City. Toddler best known as baby hope has died in custody. The New York Times reporting that Corrado Juarez died Sunday due to complications related upon create a cancer. The fifty seven year old former restaurant worker was awaiting trial for the last five years. What is was charged in the murder of four year old on Djelic Custodio whose body was found in a cooler left in a wooded area area in upper Manhattan back in nineteen Ninety-one. Prosecutors say she had been suffocated and molested her killing remained unsolved for more than two decades, and predatory lenders in New Yorker taking advantage of an arcane legal document that allows them to immediately sees borrower's assets when they default, and in some cases, even when they don't the loophole is called a confession of judgment it forces small-time borrowers to forfeit their rights. If the lenders. Decide to sue Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporters Meyde Meidlinger says that most of these lenders are actually from out of state. The lenders have figured out that the New York state court system is the best for what they're trying to do here. And so they typically go to upstate county clerk's offices where people are just kind of sitting there rubber-stamping these judgments, there's no judge involved and mitre says these are impossible to overturn forty seven degrees. Support for NPR comes from i-drive may grow remote PC, providing real time remote access to PC's Maxon servers from anywhere for use win telecommuting or for remote management. Learn more at remote dot com slash NPR. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. Ari Shapiro before heading to his mar-a-lago resort for thanksgiving today. President Trump took questions from reporters on the lawn of the White House as his helicopter waited. The topics included his statement on Saudi Arabia. A legal setback on his new asylum. Restrictions and his daughter Ivanka is use of a personal Email address. He spoke out against the ninth circuit court of appeals the federal appeals court for the western US. That's where judge yesterday temporarily halted the administration's new restrictions on asylum-seekers, Trump suggested the court was biased. No matter. What you do? No
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"In US stocks today, though for the week the US natural markets still posted losses. The Dow was up one hundred twenty three points today to twenty five thousand four thirteen. The NASDAQ fell eleven points, the SNP up six points. This is NPR. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, New York City officials say plummeting temperatures and an unexpected amount of snow contributed to widespread chaos last night. Marital Bazi city Commissioner said they were expecting one to two inches of snow instead of more than six transportation Commissioner Polly trot and Burg says without enough warning the city was not able to salt and plow roads, effectively this event had been described to something where it was not going to get below freezing. And everything was going to it got icy and not just on the George Washington Bridge. Bayonne bridge cross Bronx major Deegan. A bunch of places where trucks and cars started slipping and sliding marital Bosnia said there will be an audit of how the city and other agencies like the port authority could have reacted more effectively. Meanwhile, New Jersey transit has suspended service on to train lines due to damage from this storm. The agency says the north jersey coast line will be shut down until tomorrow morning. That's because overhead wires came down in Middletown that significantly damaged signal lines. The Gladstone branch will also be shut down until Monday morning. That's to make time for repairs to a signal crossing in new providence where a strain or a train struck a car last night. Nj transit. Bus and rail tickets and passes will be cross honored across the system and with private buses for the rest of tonight. Mayor de Blasio says he has fired the head of New York City's watchdog agency to preserve its honor and integrity, the mayor announced this afternoon that he removed department investigation Commissioner Mark Peters. The Blasios said his decision was spurred by recent report, accusing Peters of abusing his power the very top leadership at DIO. I've repeatedly undermined the values critical to its mission. My job as mayor to make a change. So that deal I can do. It's important work going forward. Tensions between the two men were high after Peter's issued hard hitting investigations of the city's housing authority correction department and child services agency earlier this year to Blasi reportedly the ordered his staff to find ways to get rid of him. The mayor has nominated the state's executive deputy attorney general for criminal Justice says Peterson replacement for the rest of tonight mostly clear with a low of thirty five wind chills between thirty and thirty five wind gusts to twenty eight miles an hour. Support for NPR comes. From the YMCA committed to opportunities for all and the belief that no one should be defined by zip code. They're born into details on the impact of donations YMCA dot net slash for a better us. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. It's another day of counting actually recounting in Florida across the state workers are counting ballots by hand in the US Senate race where Republican challenger Rick. Scott maintains a narrow lead over democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in Broward County this morning. Local election workers went through a PowerPoint full of instructions on how to decipher ballots that have been remarked with crossed out. Check marks even written on by voters voter marks
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"Summer says he was helping his ninety year old mother fill out her absentee ballot. When he went to stuff it into the envelope. And he noticed he had a problem. It didn't fit to white. They took it out to see. Maybe I folded it wrong. But there's only one way to fold it. Michael Ryan, the head of New York City's board of elections says yes, some of the ballots didn't quite fit their envelopes. We got them back from the vendor folded in three sections. They probably should have been folded in four sections is city is reminding people there are two pages in two sides to the ballot. The candidates are on one side and ballot proposals are on the other for the rest of tonight here no area, no precipitation. It'll just be mostly cloudy overnight tonight. We'll see low of about forty three degrees. Tomorrow, Tuesday, mostly sunny through the day with a high near fifty seven it'll remain clear tomorrow night, low about forty. Eight and then on Wednesday, very nice day. It'll be mostly sunny through the day on Wednesday. The high reaching about sixty five degrees right now, though here in New York City, fifty six degrees under cloudy skies. You're listening to WNYC at four zero six. Support for NPR comes from visit Saint Petersburg Clearwater, along Florida's Gulf Coast offering artistic draws including St. Pete's Dali museum the to Hooghly collection and the museum of fine arts more at visit Saint Pete Clearwater dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro. The man accused of killing eleven worshippers and wounding six others in synagogue, Saturday appeared in federal court today Robert Bowers has been charged with twenty nine federal crimes and could face the death penalty NPR's Brian man was in the courtroom in Pittsburgh and joins us now. Brian IRA at describe what the scene was like in there today. Incredibly
Ted Cruz, Harvard and NPR discussed on All Things Considered
"Stocks finished lower today on Wall Street as shares of IBM slumped after the fed signaled the need to continue to raise interest rates despite criticism from the president the Dow dropped ninety one points. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, New York governor Andrew Cuomo is joining a growing list of officials who say they won't appear on local news channel, New York. One. His move followed mayor de Blasios decision on Monday to cancel his weekly appearance on the channel both say they want appear because of a standoff between the stations parent company charters spectrum and electrical workers who've been on strike for more than a year. Thirty five other elected officials signed a letter pledging to stay off the station as well. Tom Robbins, a longtime New York reporter and faculty member at the CUNY journalism school said the move doesn't really surprise them. New York is a union town, or at least that's the perception. It's toxic Titian to cross the picket line a spokesperson for New York. One said in a statement. It's quote, a shame to see New York. One us as a political prop at a time. When there are fewer and fewer objective. Local news outlets. New York City councilman wants to tighten regulations on the iconic water towers that Dohrn the city skyline. That's after an investigation by the city and state news website found the many rooftop tanks are decrepit and potentially hazardous Manhattan. Councilman Ben Kahlo says his new Bill would require landlords to clean their water towers after city officials test them inspections of the water towers were actually happening after cleaning. And of course, they will passing with flying colors despite reporting to the contrary that these water towers were in poor condition. The Bill would also allow the city to conduct surprise inspections to make sure the reservoirs are being kept clean right now. They're scheduled with the landlord a near state health department committee has missed its deadline to recommend regulations for three types of toxic chemicals in drinking water right now. The state has no rules on whether water systems even have to test for PFOS PF and one four dioxin. Liz Miranda is with the environmental advocates of New York right now. There are thousands of people who have no idea PF away. Even in their water. They haven't had the same kind of testing that other communities have had and if they don't know what's in their water. Well, what if it's there the APA does require testing, but not for small towns so beginning for years ago residents of who sick falls, upstate New York tested the water themselves last year, they discovered their levels of PF. Oh, a were eighteen hundred times higher than the federal safety standard. The state says it plans to make recommendations by the end of the year for the rest of tonight here in our area. The sky should remain mostly clear, we'll have a low of about forty degrees tonight. It'll be breezy. Gus up to thirty six miles an hour and then tomorrow Thursday sunny through the day with a high near fifty degrees. You're listening to WNYC at seven thirty five support for NPR comes from member stations and from zoom. Zoom offers cloud video conferencing, online meetings and a video conference room solution in one platform, featuring digital video and audio screen sharing account registration and more at zoom dot US. And transfer wise a service that helps people send money internationally three million people and businesses use transfer wise to send receive and convert currencies in more than seventy countries. More at transfer wise dot com or from their app from NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. Mary Louise Kelley last night, the two US Senate candidates from Texas debated in San Antonio three weeks before election day. There was an important opportunity for democratic congressman veteran Rourke an incumbent Republican Ted Cruz to make their cases to voters the debate. Like the race was downright nasty as NPR's. Wade Goodwin reports Senator Ted Cruz is reelection campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent. Congressman Beto were Rourke on TV. I'm Ted Cruz, and I approved. This message metalwork is more extreme than he wants. You didn't know what attack at which eventually seemed to backfire cruise. Campaign. Misleadingly edited videotape to make it appear as if a Rourke said he supported flag burning which he did not say better. Rox positions are too extreme even for them just to reckless for taxes until now better work has declined to participate in negative campaigning. But with the poll showing cruise with anywhere from a six to a nine point lead, the congressman relented and has gone on the attack Republicans and Democrats alike know that we've got to lead on immigration reform, and yet Ted Cruz is the only Senator to vote against moving forward with that conversation is bounded to deport every single dream last night and their debate in San Antonio this trend continued crews painting or work as a dangerous extremist if you work in energy, if you work in oil and gas congressman rox record on this is extreme he didn't just vote for a ten dollar a barrel tax on oil. He's also voted for aggressive regulations of fracking. But unlike their first debate. Last night Aurore hit back. This is what you can expect over. The course of this debate Senator is not going to be honest with you. He's going to make up positions and votes that I've never held or ever taken is dishonest. It's why the president called wine Ted, and it's why the nickname stock because it's true, although crews would force a laugh when a work attacked him. His face revealed is true, emotions and the Senator didn't like it. But the debate in San Antonio was more than just battle. It was substantive to cruise has the numbers on his side. There are hundreds of thousands more Republican voters in Texas, the Democrats as a result. Cruise spoke mostly to his base. The state of Texas is booming. We've got right now. The lowest unemployment in forty nine years, Texas is seeing the benefits of low taxes and lower regulations and congressman or rock position is always always always in favor of higher taxes if Cruz generally played two Republican fears. What would happen? If Democrats gained any power work tended to speak to voters better angels. Whether we will remain the inspiration of the world is an open question right now. The partisanship pettiness the dishonesty that defines so much of the national conversation. We are in desperate need right now of inspiration. Although orcas running way ahead of other taxes. Statewide, Democrats close still get you know cigar? I think that a very good democratic candidate running against a flawed Republican candidate has a chance to break through. That's why Iraq came up so strong on cruise. Cal Jolson is a professor of political science at southern Methodist university Cruzan is an acquired taste people respect him as a conservative fighter. They don't necessarily like him. They gave a rock a look. But Democrats have to recognize that competitiveness is a decade or two decades out. It's not two years. It's not for years is longer than that. Because demographic change is very slow. Beto O'Rourke will appear in an hour long CNN townhall event tomorrow evening and mcallen on the Texas border Ted Cruz declined to participate. So our work will answer the voters questions himself. Wade goodwin. NPR news. Harvard is defending its admissions policy in a Boston courtroom this week. The question is whether the school discriminates against Asian American applicants the case could go to the supreme court with broad implications for -firmative action in schools yesterday. We spoke with an Asian American student who believes Harvard should consider factors including race. Kelly. Bap avant has the opposite view. She is also the daughter of Asian immigrants, and she's a junior at Harvard. Welcome to all things considered great. Thanks for having me. Why do you believe Harvard's admissions policy needs to change? I think race nearly creates illusion of diversity, and I'd love to see admissions policies change, not to have recent now Harvard says that when they do consider race, it's one of many factors that they consider it's complicated role in students life experiences would you like to see race just totally omitted from the list of factors that Harvard is considering when it assesses a student's qualifications. Yeah. I think so because when it comes down to it raises sort of something that is becoming not just merely a factor. But oftentimes the factory that a decision is based on. I think Harvard is saying that they don't do that. But what students for fair admissions has been showing in the past few days in has really brought to light is that oftentimes it is the single risk factor that comes down to someone's rejection students other admissions is the group that brought this lawsuit we should say. Yes. Yup. And I think it's scary to see this repeating in history because back in the nineteen twenties. Harvard sort of did this with Jewish applicants as well. Insert of USA personal reading to artificially keep their numbers lower. Although they were scoring higher on everything else. Similar to what happening with Asian Americans right now, some supporters of Harvard in this case have alleged that the group that brought this suit is using Asian-Americans almost as a front trying to drive a wedge among minority groups and that at the end of the day this lawsuit if it goes to the. Supreme court and a successful is really likely to help white people more than any other racial group. What do you think of that argument? I don't think that that's true at all. Clearly affirmative action has failed in its school right now. It's instead discriminated against Asian-Americans under the guise of diversity anything. This is a critical time to reevaluate. How -firmative action policies are impacting different communities. I'd like you to respond to something that Harvard senior Sally Chen said to us on the program yesterday. She plans to testify for Harvard at the trial. Here was part of our conversation. Merit means nothing without context. The kinds of barriers that people face and the kinds of the ways that they overcome and work despite these barriers I think is really important to how we're thinking about the ways in which people can succeed and can lead merit means. Nothing without context. What do you think of that idea? So I think that a lot of admissions processes should be based on just merit. But I come from an inner city public high school background, and I do recognize that merit does need to be put in context. Sometimes what resources and opportunities. People have available to them is really important. But I think that when we look at it we shouldn't just be looking at merit in the context of race. But again, like I said married in the context of economic status or something that speaks more to someone's opportunities and resources is really important. It sounds like you both agree that there are things about a person's application that cannot be quantified in grades and test scores. You just disagree about whether that list of things includes race or not. Yeah. I would agree with that. I would say that all of a sort of have the same goal of diversity on a college campus, whatever the benefits of it are, but we just don't believe that we have to resort to racial izing admissions. And instead focus on something like poverty because when we focus on something like race. I think it. Creates a sort of division in sort of diversity for the sake of diversity. And I think chief Justice John Roberts said it best when he said the only way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race, but Kelly thank you so much for talking with us today.
President Trump, Trump and Brenda Lopez discussed on All Things Considered
"Election day is less than eight weeks away. But in a midterm year majority of voters don't cast a ballot and particular young people are far less likely to vote than older people in the last midterm election. Only about twenty percent of voters underaged thirty showed up at the polls NPR's Muhammad has been exploring why so many people sit out elections in America and has this report from Nevada in the two thousand fourteen election the area around the Las Vegas strip. Which is Nevada's first congressional district had one of the worst youth voter turnout rates in the country less than five percent of eighteen to twenty nine year olds voted that's according to estimates. From Tufts University, Brenda Lopez was one of those non voters the day, we met she left. Her house at five thirty in the morning for a job at an armored cash handling company by the time, she gets back home the home. She shares with her parents, grandma siblings. Her husband and her daughter. She is exhausted. It's not easy. You know, being being mom in Hawaii having to cook. And still trying to. Keep up with work and school. And I feel like I have no time for myself. Lopez is twenty six and she's not registered to vote. One of the main reasons why haven't voted is. Because I feel that. I'm always too busy. Lopez doesn't like how President Trump talks about immigrants. She would love better healthcare Medicaid. She says was a godsend when she was pregnant. But even if she registers she's not sure who she would vote for many young people like Lopez feel they haven't learned enough about American politics in high school. And so like Twenty-three-year-old Shelby. Maybe they don't see the point in voting. Maybe this is a stocky blond marine corvette taking a mandatory political science class at a community college in Vegas. I've never voted before from what I know about voting shop so whole place, and you hope I don't know what I need to bring. I don't even know what happens during their a recent survey of working class youth found that nearly twenty percent say they don't think they know enough to vote as for how and where to vote that can be found with an internet search, but for Mavis. It's not just about education. It's about location. He grew up in Missouri. That's where he registered to vote right now being away from home. I don't feel connected to the the political system here at all analysts say young people tend to move around a lot. And so they often feel less invested in local elections. They also want to choose individual candidates. Not just a party label many say they felt uninspired by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen so like Jonas rand they