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"audie cornish" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"You can hear conversations and stories from NPR journalists who are covering the pandemic the public health fight against it and the world is coping. I'm your host. Kelly mcevers listen and subscribe to corona virus daily from NPR. We are back. You're listening to. It's been a minute from NPR. I'm Sam Sanders this episode. We are focusing on the funny featuring my colleague Audie Cornish. She's talking about a series of conversations. She's had with funny women. Comedians who were rule breakers and have pave their own paths in a very dude centric. Comedy World WanNa share now a bit of a conversation that already had last year with the comedian Jenny slate they both spoke before a live audience in Washington DC. You may know Jenny slate from the movies from her time on. Snl from her comedy specials. But I I got to know her when she did the voice of Marcel. The shell with shoes on. Was this really cool. Youtube skips time. It just made me love. My name is Marcel and I'm partially Shell as you can see on my wate but I also have shoes and a face. So Marcel was stop. Motion Animated Talking Show. It was so weird and Quirky and poignant just like Jenny slate and her comedy. I'm excited to share this chat with you. All audie talked with Jenny slate right around the time Jenny. Released her memoir. Little Weird's and Netflix. Special Stage Fright. Audie says that Ginny is like lemonade their sweetness but quote acid as well. All right here's their chat. I think you'll enjoy it a often find when I've told people I'm doing this. Show they go. Oh Yeah I know her. And then there's like pause where they can't explain maybe the funny thing or how they know your funnier whatever it is so I wanted to talk about your origins as a writer. Okay because your dad is a poet yes and I hear you have a degree in literature from Columbia. Do so you didn't just sort of sit down and you know dabble in the writing of books. How did you come to it? That's true I read a lot of books before I decided to write one interesting on many people do so I knew what they were just like fine paper and try to draw then right words and be like. I made a new thing. I Yeah I knew what books were. Yeah get to that point. I don't often do this. And say like on the back of the booklets as an interviewer and makes it look like. You haven't read the book however this is a very good back of the book describes the book as a of the many things you learn about the ghost of captain of French Kissing Rabbit Birth death and a vagina singing saddled songs. Yeah I put both a question mark and an exclamation point there. I don't know how I expected to convey that on saying. But it's an interesting kind of comedy and like. How did you come to the funny in your writing? I mean if we can go back a little bit to you as a kid where where was the funny. Where was the writing? How did they intersect? I think that I I very animal human and so I feel happier when people smile at me. I think it's very easy. It's an easy reaction and I think from a very young age. I knew that I felt happier when people are smiling and powerful. I could've caused that and that. If they smiled it meant that I could also make myself be happy. Obviously that's like a dangerous thing is GONNA say. Ding your your happiness in the hands of other people in that way right 'cause now you're waiting for them to respond to you well. It looks like you zoned in on my lifetime struggle as Laurie like yeah. It's not that hard to figure out what makes me tick or what pleases Mir hurts me. I guess but you know what I yeah. I've been thinking about this a lot. I was never like a class clown. I don't think I am. It doesn't seem like this would be true but I think I'm chatty as a way to get over shyness and I do I do feel shy. I think I was like obedient in school. I was never trying to like get attention but it was about joy it really was always about joy like making my grandfather laugh as a little kid just yielded so many wonderful results for me were kind of jokes. Made him laugh. I used to call their their landline. I mean we only had normal phones then and I used to do a voice and say like hello this is like Bagel Manoukian calling from combined. Jewish philanthropies you left your trade either parking lot and like he just loved it and he laughs so hard and it was like I always come from like a Jewish organization called in he just loved it and and it just felt legit to me because I used to you know. I watched him watched. Tv and laugh and like very early on new how to tell the difference between a fake laugh in a real life and when you can get that real nece from an adult for me it just made me feel like. Oh I'm real too and I am like I'm just as substantial as Nanan Papa. You've talked about a Gilda Radner as one of your comedy heroes. Can you talk about? Why like what what aspect of her work she would be. You know you would be quite young when she like was yeah. I don't think I wasn't born when she was on I was born in eighty two. You'd be encountering her work kind of later. Well my dad got these. Vhs tapes that were like a history of SNL and he like explicitly was like. You're like this. This is like you should see this because you're not like a cause. I also got as much as I did not. I was not a class. Clown couldn't pay attention in school and a lot of my comments. That would come back. We're like she's does not care to listen you know she doesn't care to listen. I think that I felt for a while. Like I wasn't smart because I couldn't listen. Traditionally and people were mad at me for it and my dad brought in these tapes of Gilda radner and new sort of like no. No No. You're just you're like this which is first of all a great honor for an feel that way when that tape I went in recognition or. Oh my God Dad. Why did you say this no it was? It was a huge honor and then it was just like how can I get? They're not how can I get that energy level or the urge to perform the? There's a sketch that Gilder does where I think it's called the Judy Miller show she shan? She's like a little girl Scout Brownie and And she's like jumping up and down on her bed in her room and just like playing with the whole sketches and she freaks out this woman alone they gave her the whole stage just freaks out for like seven minutes and she's exhausted she's out of breath and it's like it's like a silly silly sloppy ballet and I remember seeing that thinking like oh I don't want to be a ballerina. I WanNa be a funny thing like this and I just I just always kept myself angled in that direction at least even in my mind time for one more break when we come back Jenny slate talks about what actually happened at. Snl that leads were firing. I just think culturally like so regressive. 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"audie cornish" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Listeners this episode. We're going to give you another side of a voice of a person. You probably think you already know very well. What would the I joke in the Audie? Cornish comedy special be. You've thought about this for now. It's it's usually something like hey you don't look like what I thought either. A works every time. Yes that is the audie cornish one of the hosts of NPR's all things considered she my guest today and she is talking comedy. What were the name of the audie cornish comedy special not safe for work with AUDIE CORNISH FROM NPR? I'm Sam Sanders. It's been a minute for the last. Few months has been interviewing some really amazing and funny women for a very special. Npr series called. She's funny for this series. Audie interviewed Margaret. Show Nicole Buyer Julia. Louis DREYFUSS APARNA non churla Hannah Gadsby and Jenny slate. I WanNa talk with audie about the whole experience and also share a bed at one of those conversations. So you'll hear two things in this episode. I show breakdown all these funny women told her and what she learned from those talks. And then we're going to give you a nice long cut of one of those jets. You'll hear in this episode. Audie in conversation with Jenny slate the comic the movie star the former. Snl CAST member. All right let's get to the laughs chaotic Sam Sanders. Thanks for having me. How's it going good? I am excited to have you on to talk about this. Pretty cool series. You just did on women. In comedy you talked with Amazing Guests Teller folks what that series was and what you did well. Actually when we started out I thought Who Can we talk to? Who can hold the stage right because a lot of these are based on live stage interviews that we did and I also had in the back of my mind the turning the table series from NPR which was a series about women in Rock and pop and music. And I thought wouldn't it be great just to have a series of Comedians on? They can all be women. We won't really tell the audience that it's going. I'm in and the point is that why shouldn't they be spoken to about craft and ideas and what's going on in the culture in the same way men are and of course their femininity in how they operated within this mostly male kind of comedy culture came out so it ended up being like a central theme of the conversations. How they are rule-breakers. How they pick themselves up when they fall And how they think about trying to make an audience laugh without making themselves the butt of the joke if that makes sense. That's hard to do. It is so ati I really want to give our listeners of feel for the series of amazing conversations after the break. We're GONNA share a kind of longest version of your chat. Which any slate. But before that I wanNA give a little snippets of some of the other chats. The first person we spoke with Hannah Gadsby who made a huge clash with her Performance called net. And the reason why it was a big deal is because people were unsure like what's this funny with monologue was this stand Work is there's this moment kind of like towards the end where this funny comedy set in the spirit of funny comedy specials. She gets really dark and really serious and it becomes a totally different mood than your typical comedy. Show right and I have heard dissect that moment here. Okay when I was in Tasmania at a bus stop than I go make stumping a man's rage. I tell the story in the show at first like it's a joke and then I stripped it back so I do. What's known as a coal back? He was a bit of an idiot. Drunk idiot who thought I was a game and trying to hit on his girlfriend from Gopher and she's sticking on wall stop. It's a girl which still amuses me. It's like Dude. That's not how it works is not what this is really me and now. I'm like oh I'm comfortable I. It's a funny trope and it's also laughing at the country bumpkins you know. They're the homophobic and then later on in the show he beat me up ahead of me and nobody stopped him and I was sort of stuck in that trauma and I realized it was because I've been stopping short whenever it tell the story to the world and the world's going this is an acceptable narrative. A stranger whose dumb who from the country whose homophobic right and also? She's fine. Yeah Right. That's what allows us to laugh. Hey she's fine the all to easily laugh at country bumpkins but where I'm from. There are people like me living there trying to grow up in those places. The stakes are much higher than people realize. Really Yeah because you mock people they take it out on vulnerable painful so you taking on these issues caused a lot of Let's say consternation in the comedy world a lot of discussion about whether you're even a comedian. I mean what's incredible about that for me is that that's what they took out of the show like it seemed like people were saying. Look there are rules. This is what comedy is. This is what comedy is not are the rules and has a lot of your comedy been about just breaking them. Well if they no longer makes sense I don't mind breaking them and I'm a student of art history as well. I've seen this patent people break rules. They get accused of not being actual artists. And it's like this is. This is old news. I remember audie watching that special. She's talking about when it kind of takes a turn towards the dark and I recalled saying to myself on my couch in front of my TV. This shouldn't be happening this is. This is weird. I don't know how I feel about this. This feels uncomfortable. Did it feel the same way for you watching that special and did talking with her about this change? How you felt about it You know I did actually see the show and so I kind of felt that in the audience I felt that shift is people tried to understand like we can. I laugh at be laughing at this and I mean two things are going on. They're not to get. But as an interviewer. I wanted her to dissect a joke. I think it's very easy to ask someone like that. A question like what's it like to meet? Lbj Take care about right instead of just saying how do you write a joke about an extremely painful experience? Yeah that you know. The audience is not going to understand how to react to and you can hear. She really is a very She's someone who intellectualize things so she has broken down every sentence of that in and how we're going to feel and I really wanted to showcase that intellect the interview and the other thing is when she talks about the cycle of rule-breaking. You know that I. They say this isn't what it's supposed to be. And then they say you're not even an artist and then and then maybe you get that critical acclaim and I think so many of these women have that in common where they start doing a certain kind of work and then everyone's like you're not doing it right in fact you're not doing it right so much. I don't even think you really know what you're doing. Maybe you're not cut out for this. And then they pick themselves up and choose a new direction. Creating Your own art that is Born of you and your identity isn't always about doing it. In opposition to the way white men have done it And that can be a very difficult thing. Artistically creatively to find your way to that it's not about saying well they would do it this way so. I'm going to do it this way looking inside of yourself and saying how would I do this if I were totally free to do what I wanted to do. How would I do it if I was totally free to be an individual and be treated as such what do I think is funny and I think that is an intriguing part of hearing them? Each kind of articulate how they reach that moment yeah. Is there another moment? That kind of gets to that idea of. I'm just going to do it how I WANNA do it. Forget the systems in the patriarchy. I think if we could talk about Julia Louis Dreyfuss for a moment just do it. Because she's a good example of someone who really right. She's been in this system. You can't get bigger than Seinfeld and then you can't get bigger than V exactly. It's actually always been good and she joined snl when she was just a teenager. I didn't know that ought to her. Yeah Yeah it's a really lovely moment I WanNa play that for you but going into it. Just think about this everyone who goes on? Snl they're really only trying to make one guy laugh. Lorne Etienne guys you taming. Who is very hard to read? So you have. This is the context And here's what she had to say. When we kind of brought her back to those early days there was a culture in which the writers who were mainly male would only right the really meaty funny stuff for other male.
Romney's vote surprised Trump impeachment team
"From NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm Audie Cornish and I'm very that was Kelly the impeachment trial of president Donald J. trump is over it is therefore ordered and a judge that the said Donald John trump be and he is hereby acquitted of the charges in said articles the Senate has voted to acquit Donald Trump the votes on two articles of impeachment came after two years of impassioned speeches from senators from both parties justifying their decisions acquit or convict and while most fell in line with their own party's position one broke away creating bipartisan opposition to the president NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey snow has been following it all from Capitol Hill she joins me now he kills hi there so it has been abundantly clear since before this trial began that Democrats were not going to have the sixty seven votes they needed to convict president trump what struck you as you watch this final historic day play out today was very somber very quiet the senators and all of their staff or just simply exhausted it was really interesting to me that the gallery of the public areas where people can come and sit and watch were as full as I have ever seen in my ten years up here in this was nearly a party line vote as he said and we knew what the outcome was but people are really interested and you know the person that we watch so closely through all of this was Mitt Romney of Utah and he went to the Senate floor earlier today and broke with his party on the first article of impeachment abuse of power and that really kind of set the energy back in play around here where there are protesters everywhere and it kind of give a break to the shuffling through of speeches that kind of brought us to the end of this trial thank you senator honest decision on that to vote on that one count against the president we were all watching for it it still was quite dramatic to to to watch him actually vote for it on the Senate floor just walk us through how he explained his vote well it was very dramatic because he is the first in order to vote to convict the president of their own party and he delivered this very emotional speech where he repeatedly tie this decision back to his religion I am profoundly religious my faith is at the heart of who I am and then he took a very long pause and composed himself and his voice broke several times when he was explaining that he took an oath before god and knew that making this judgment would be one of the most difficult he had ever faced but he said he was convinced that the president was guilty of what he was accused of and he did meet the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors he says he knows will be pilloried for it and he didn't see any other choice this is what he said I'm sure to hear abuse from the president and his supporters does anyone seriously believe that I would consent of these consequences other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before god demanded of me Kelsey is he hearing abuse what's been the reaction to mit Romney's decision well Donald Trump junior says he should be kicked out of the party but the Republican senators I talked to basically don't agree with that as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about this repeatedly after the vote today and he said he was surprised and disappointed buddy said rami still works with the party and there are no dog houses in the Senate but I will note that Romney was the first senator out of the chamber after he shook hands with his desk mate hi what about on the other side of the aisle there had been some suspense that maybe Democrats would cross party lines in particular three Democrats who represent states that president trump one in in twenty sixteen that that didn't happen it didn't happen they were all United and a senator Joe Manchin in particular of West Virginia was really lauded and and celebrated when they came to the Senate floor before the vote he had basically a receiving line of people coming to give him a hug it's important because president trump and no longer can claim that there was bipartisan opposition to his impeachment like that he could claim in the house yeah so impeachment the trial is over but is the Ukraine drama over on Capitol Hill it doesn't seem like that a Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's all in the rear view mirror but he doesn't control of the house and over in the house house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said a subpoena could be coming for former national security adviser John Bolton and they're still that book that Bolton has written and should be coming out shortly so there is still drama around impeachment even if the final votes are cast NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey smell speaking to us from Capitol Hill thank you Kelsey thank
An deep dive into Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech
"I'm Audie Cornish in Washington earlier we heard from president Donald Trump and we just heard the voice of Michigan governor Gretchen Wimmer who presented the democratic response to president trump stated the union speech we have several folks here tonight to do some analysis about all that we heard we're gonna start within the within eighteen L. Shammi who was the chief of staff to speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi and Brendan Buck who was a spokesman for the former house speaker Paul Ryan bring you guys both in for your expertise how what we heard tonight now if you're on Twitter there were a lot of conservatives you you're you're using a lot of exclamation points and saying this is the best thing that they've ever heard Democrats not saying the same I want to start with you Brendan what did you make of the president's focus tonight how we deliver that yeah and this is certainly a confident president in a way that you know you might expect a president who's at his all time high in in the latest Gallup poll who is just really defeated impeachment and have the Democrats sort of in disarray he started off with all of those economic status just making the case that things are going well in this country talk about how we're we're not gonna turn back and really was just riding high right some of his quotes it insane three years of my administration three and a half million working age people of join the work force in leaning really hard into that at the top in it and it was a lot of job well done on my part and very little agenda going forward I counted this is not an official count but I counted only ten things in which he is calling on Congress to do anything in a lot of those were relatively small ball usually a president comes in with a big agenda here's all the things I want to do and you really have to dig in there to find them some of it is funding neo natal research funding a child tax credit sanctuary cities sending Americans to Mars things like that that don't really come together in a real way but another take way as as sue was talking about from the room if I've seen a lot of state of the union this was as divided and cold as I've ever seen you could almost hear brewing from some of the Democrats and that is just really stark and the Nancy Pelosi interactions yeah she she tried to shake his hand and he did do it she actually tore up his speech at the end that that's remarkable I've never seen anything like that the team let's have you jump in on your former boss there people were watching her and her behavior very closely but first your reaction to some of the things you heard tonight shoring it was a fascinating speech the king can I give you a look into president trump's mine and that we were hoping that he would meet the commander in chief test but then said that I believe he produced a speech that was made for TV made for TV moments and Brandon is exactly right some of the big issues bi partisan issues that he could work with Democrats on infrastructure he had two lines and infrastructure of prescription drugs he really did not go into specifics as to get me a bell and I will sign it these are opportunities lost a lucky get a showing at age she has to do is to tell Democrats thank you for working with me on U. S. M. C. A. and he didn't right you mentioned that it was signed by it was that yeah and and I and also in terms of I've I've seen many states to the union I've been there and I think this is stands up to when president Obama was to during the ACA negotiations and trying to get the bill passed it was it was that same feeling that you had in those to complete the process I want to take a moment now to fact check some of what we heard both the president's speech in the democratic response NPR's Scott Horsley is here to help us do that welcome Scott they do with it this speech was kind of the theme of it was the great American come back the president spent considerable time talking about the economy both his and the prior administration's but here's a sample of that in just three short years we have shattered the mentality of American decline and we have rejected the downsizing of Americans destiny we have totally rejected the downsizing we're moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago and we are never ever going back Scott who was Anderson economy were looking at the one the president's describing characteristically here Donald Trump exaggerates how strong the economy is now and how weak it was when he came into office the fact is the economy was pretty good in twenty seventeen and it's still pretty good now the economy last year grew two point three percent that is exactly the average for the last decade the U. S. added six point seven million jobs in the first thirty five months after trump took office pretty impressive but not unprecedented in the previous thirty five months the U. S. added nearly eight million jobs so really less of a comeback than a more less straight line continuation a lot of people also measure the economy by the size of their own paychecks right in this president described this as a blue collar boom after decades of flat and falling incomes wages are rising fast and wonderfully they are rising fastest for low income workers who have seen a sixteen percent pay increase since my election Scott Horsley is our chief economics correspondent and of course was a long time White House correspondents so to help us understand how he's trying to frame these specific numbers wage wages have been rising faster than inflation that's good for workers there read real purchasing power's been going up but wage gains of actually moderated in recent months in the twelve months ending in December average wages rose just two point nine percent compared to three point four percent earlier in the year and that deceleration in pay hikes is a little surprising given the very low unemployment rate we have now is encouraging as the president says that wages for people at the bottom of the income ladder have been rising faster than those the top that's partly because a lot of states have raised their minimum wages the present also talked about the very large stock market gains that we've seen since the election of twenty sixteen it is way up not seventy percent as he said but the Dow's up fifty seven percent stock ownership are is heavily concentrated among the rich eighty four percent of those gains have gone to just the top ten percent of earners and forty five percent of Americans don't own any stock at all I want to pause for a second and go to Ron Elving because when you think about the last impeach president he was giving a seat at the union is also the person we attribute this it's the economy stupid kind of sloganeering and so is this something that the president should lean hard into especially given what his democratic rivals are talking about why would he not why would he not take credit for where the car a condom use today presidents have suffered when the economy was poor even if it wasn't their fault and even when it wasn't really that bad and even when it was recovering I'm thinking here by George HW bush in nineteen ninety two very short very shallow recession and yet he was pummeled with it and that has happened in other occasions and we've also seen presidents come and office riding on a long recovery such as the one from say about two thousand nine two thousand ten forward into two thousand seventeen and tack on a few more years with policies and there's no question that this president has cut regulations and cut taxes what particularly for a corporations and to some to be wealthy individuals which has juice the economy if you're further but he did come in riding on a long recovery which may be slowing down a little bit now but he basically takes credit for all of it and says that when he came into office it was a situation of American carnage I want to come back to Scott Horsley here because another issue one of factcheck health care promises the president spoke about also Michigan governor Gretchen Widmer who delivered the democratic response here's an example of something the president spoke about one hundred and thirty two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our healthcare system wiping out the private health insurance plans of one hundred and eighty million very happy Americans to those watching at home tonight I want you to know we will never let socialism destroy American health care members we talk about the language is using their this is obviously divisive issue even within the Democratic Party some of the presidential candidates on the democratic side Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren have favored a single payer plan that would eliminate private insurance in warrants case over a period of time other Democrats though want to preserve a role for private insurance for those people who want it we should also point out the president did make what he called an iron clad pledged to protect patients with pre existing condition did he explain how we do that he he did not in this this is surely the biggest Whopper in tonight's speech the president knows a protection for patients with pre existing conditions as popular so he pays lip service to it but if anything his administration has has whittled away at those protections and of course they're they're fighting to overturn the affordable Care Act which is where those protections come from I want to talk about another big issue border security the president talked about this one even before he you know what it was the nominee and hit that thing again tonight my administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to secure the southern border of the United States this statement seems vague but it's got I believe you've kind of dug into it what do you know the administration has made a series of sweeping changes to limit access to asylum seekers at the border I'd sent tens of thousands of migrants back to Mexico to wait for their day in immigration courts and administration credits those policies for a very sharp drop in the number of migrants who are being taken into custody the border in a last may we saw that number peek at a recent high about a hundred forty thousand last month the number was down to around twenty nine thousand so a drop of about eighty percent our allies in this gets at some of what we would call kind of red meat or culture were issues that we heard the president talking about he said he was calling upon members of Congress to pass legislation banning late term abortion of babies he talked about the idea of a sanctuary cities and kind of going after sanctuary states how did he balance this part of the speech with what we heard about the economy well I think those are the two parts of the president's campaign message one is to say you're better off now than you were four years ago the economy is great he said it's greater than ever before in American history but also the president is at heart a culture warrior and he believes that cultural issues are more powerful than economic ones and there is some evidence that might suggest he's right for instance the parts of the country that are reaping the most benefits from the trump economy are the ones where his approval ratings are the worst and the parts of the country that are not reaping the benefits that are doing badly record farm bankruptcy is a manufacturing recession those are the parts of the country where his numbers are the highest why I think because of the cultural issues he's pretty face the voters in those places think he's protecting them against criminal immigrants he talked about those he highlighted once again this is a staple for him a family whose family member has been killed by an undocumented immigrant so these are the two parts of his message one is you never had it so good and the other is you know the Democrats want to ruin your your way of life and that's the message to the public we want to talk about what it was like inside the capitol congressional correspondent kills the smell is there tonight moments ago she spoke with the second highest ranking Republican representative in the house that Steve Scalise we did see a pretty tepid response from Democrats on most things including things other were bye bye things that should have been bipartisan that always have been bipartisan it almost is is like they have this personal hatred against the president and they're letting it see through where they're opposing good policies and you should always put your personal differences on the
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
"audie cornish" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"From NPR news I'm Audie Cornish and I Mary Louise Kelley today John Bolton delivered his first public remarks since he was ousted from the White House earlier this month the president's former national security adviser had sharp words about the administration's approach to North Korea trump has argued the US is making progress but Bolton warned every day that goes by makes North Korea more dangerous country you don't like their behavior today. the table if having a nuclear armed North Korea is unacceptable he said that's controversial but he argued that the alternative could be worse although are you sure we we knew John Bolton is a hawk we knew he left because of policy disputes with president trump so was today's speech without much of a surprise. rising that Bolton felt this way but it was striking because this is a person who just a few weeks ago was one of the top officials executing foreign policy for the US when you listen to the speeds it's not like he and trump weren't on the same just one on the same page they weren't even reading the same book so it raises questions how this administration was operating any maybe speaks to why at times the messages have been so divergent coming from the White House and what about negotiations with golden out now where do things actually stand between the US North Korea still there still hasn't been much concrete progress toward denuclearization at this point or even really deciding what that might entail there's been talk of starting a working level negotiations again and even the possibility of another summit but trump is said that he wants to see what both sides can accomplish together at these lower level talks before there's another face to face you know back in Feb you worried there was a meeting in Hanoi that did not go well trump ended up walking away without a deal and experts are saying that just can't happen again they have to be able to reach some type of deal if they actually have another big summit like before it what about Ukraine and this whole whistle blower complaint did that come up at all are you sure because he was still national security adviser in July when trump made that call to the president of Ukraine yeah it didn't come up today but Bolton's comments have made clear that he doesn't have a problem speaking out against the administration if there's something that he doesn't agree with and that makes them different from some of the other image of some of the other officials who have left the administration Bolton right now seems Chadian so that could be an issue for this administration going forward because there have been reports that Bolton of polls trump's decision to withhold aid from Ukraine racial watch this space and see what else he has to say that's in pairs I usual Roscoe reporting from the White House thank.
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"Audie Cornish for decades California has had a powerful tool and its fight against air pollution that's the authority to set its own rules for auto emissions rules that thirteen other states currently follow but the trump administration says there is no reason California should have this ability and by revoking the state's authority to set these rules president trump argues that cars will become cheaper and safer for everyone and create more. now this sets up the latest of many legal fights over the environment between California and the trump administration California Attorney General heavier but Serra says the state is ready for it. we like them I have looked at the law and the facts and know that what you're trying to do would be a violation of law you know one of the things the president tried to argue on Twitter today is that he said that that there wouldn't be much of a difference between the California standard in the news U. S. standard and he's also trying to make the argument that somehow this would make cars safer and less expensive because they would be produced more cheaply under uniform standard well if you don't believe that climate change is real then of course you could say that but the wild fires and droughts the floods and mudslides so to start for you the the California standard in the U. S. and are too far apart the California standard and the U. S. standard are the same and the trump administration is trying to backslide from those standards they're also trying to California that we can continue to do what we've done for nearly five decades and that is to do what we must for our state to make sure we're cleaning our err the EPA administrator and Wheeler has said federalism does not mean that one state can dictate standards for the nation can you make the case why California it should and not just a case based on historical precedent we're moving the way Congress permitted us to move the clean air act provides for this waiver authority the consequences have been great for everyone in that not only have we been able to keep California cleaner when it comes to our but the rest of the nation is also benefit with cleaner cars step cleaner air and the kind of economy and healthcare system that allows us to let our people live longer. back in July the state made a deal with vehicle manufacturers on fuel economy standards and the ministration says they think that might be illegal the department of justice has launched an antitrust investigation into this deal is an example of antitrust violations the word that comes to mind is ludicrous and it's unfortunate because the American public is being treated to the type of circus that comes when you use the weight of the oval office to try to threaten an industry to do what you want them to do even though they're signalling clearly that they want to move in a different direction after the announcement from the White House have you heard from auto manufacturers are they gonna stick with you the interesting thing is you haven't heard the automatic sector saying anything about being with the president there is not an automatic section that I know of that has publicly articulated a position in line with the trump administration so right now you're taking that silence as a kind of tacit support I think the trump administration recognizes that that silence is a clear sign that industry is hoping that the trump administration will pull back before we dive into this precipice because the industry understands that its ability to prosper requires us to be able to move together towards cleaner burning vehicles the state has to the trump administration I think more than two dozen times on environmental issues alone and you say that you will be challenging this one in court so you lose we don't say well those we seen this movie before it was a P. rated movie the first time administration tries to stop us from moving forward and we won we have the facts the science in the water behind California's efforts it's the trump administration that continues to delay its release of its proposal one because I think they realize they can't square the facts the science in the wall behind what you're trying to do so we feel pretty confident that not just a lot but the entire American public wants is to move towards cleaner burning vehicles if this is tangled up legally. what does that mean for your attempt to move quickly on this issue we're gonna keep moving we're not stopping the authority right now is for California to try to clean it's here there's no legal authority there's no legal order telling us not to is the administration it that's trying to put the brakes on this progress we're not going to backslide and so we will continue moving forward have you heard from any of the other states that had planned on joining you in similar standards we've had some great partners throughout the country on this and they are ready to go as we are and so that was thirteen states and the district of Columbia you're saying they were going to join you and a legal challenge to this we have our partners ready to go with us that's California democratic Attorney General heavier but Serra thank you for speaking with us thank you. secretary of state Mike Pompeii landed in Saudi Arabia earlier today he's there to meet with officials about the recent attacks on the state owned oil company Saudi Aramco Saudi officials say those attacks were unquestionably sponsored by Iran the U. S. has the same view Iran denies involvement the way the US response will be guided at least in part by president trump's complex relationship with Saudi Arabia and its leaders and yes Jackie north has followed that relationship for years and she is here in the studio to walk through how to multi Jackie hi are you begin with from before he was president today he seems really committed to standing by the Saudis but that wasn't always the case right now certainly not for years he spent a lot of time complaining about the Saudis basically odd that they weren't paying the way the US was protecting the kingdom at all times and that the Saudis were only paying a fraction of what they should have been paying it out she went to a some point back in nineteen eighty seven he took out full page ads in several major newspapers around the US just laying out these complaints saying that it was costing us too much money and that they need to start carrying their own baggage anyone even went on TV making this same complaint Japan Saudi Arabia Kuwait who's very very wealthy countries that we're protecting should pay for their own defense they should pay us for the defense what they should defend themselves and then I started to shift as he was running for president in two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen right yes certainly his tone became friendlier towards Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.
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"The check and Audie Cornish some welcome news today for disabled veterans with student loan debt president trump announced an executive order for giving all federal student loan debt for vets who are permanently and totally disabled that's hundreds of millions of dollars in student debt held by are severely wounded warriors it's gone for ever he was speaking at the national convention of the group amvets and your school Lawrence covers veterans he's on the line now either quill so can the president actually do this to start and what does it mean that this order that all federal that would be forgiven for these folks well it's a lot easier to do it because this is actually a pre existing program since nineteen sixty five the higher education act was amended in two thousand eight but the problem with that was it was essentially often you have to know an applied to have your debt forgiven under the a bomb Obama administration the they had studied the social security roles founded who is disabled and who was in debt and sort of match these records and found tens of thousands of people who were eligible and sent them letters but the onus was on them to participate and pressure kind of continued into the trump administration for this to change and in just January forty seven states attorneys general had urged that they do something to make this easier and they were bipartisan bills in Congress so there was a lot of momentum for this to happen so what exactly does the executive order do in a new way it makes it opt out it sort of automatically if you qualify for this because you're a total and permanent permanently disabled veteran you don't have to do the paperwork anymore you can opt out if you want and there had been some concern about tax issues if you get a debt forgiven that can kind of get you in your taxes the president said today he was going to act to allay that and this is really welcome news for these veterans own only only half of the people who were eligible when they got that letter in the mail bombings ministration had done anything about it so the people who hadn't now they'll have their debts forgiven I thought veterans got tuition benefits through the GI bill though and can you run through this history again I mean shouldn't they be though the last ones with student loan debt at all you would think so the the problem is that in one part of this problem is that vets have been really aggressively courted by for profit colleges veterans actually end up making a a really disproportionate number of students who are in default on their student loans and part of this is because these for profit colleges are so much more expensive and often give a a less valuable degree than say community college and I should say that education secretary Betsy device has been criticized for being too friendly with for profit colleges in rolling back obamacare protections for students from for for profit colleges you know how many people will be affected the administration says about twenty five thousand who have an average debt of about thirty thousand dollars each so we're talking about seven hundred and fifty million dollars there are questions about how quickly it'll roll out and what might be done for that tens of thousands of vets who were in default of their loans because in some cases the IRS could have garnish their wages or disability checks being and follow your student loans ruin your credit rating an activist I spoke with that veterans education success said as she wants to know if they're going to do any anything to repair the people who weird had their credit ratings damaged or wages garnished over the over the years another point that was made to me is that in this fifty year old law it applies to non vets as well so the president's announcement today really helps veterans who are permanently disabled and have student loan debt but there may be ten times as many non vets maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans who are disabled and they're not even aware that they're eligible to have their debts forgiven so it's it's great news for disabled veterans today and maybe other people will also find out that they have been eligible all this while to have there your federal student loan debt forgiven that's will warranty covers of veterans for NPR thanks so much thanks on king of student loans the federal government has a new student loan watchdog now the jobs been vacant since last summer laughs when the previous watchdog resigned arguing the trump administration was not doing enough to protect student borrowers isn't yours Corey Turner.
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"I'm Audie Cornish and I'm ari Shapiro secretary state Mike Pompeii starts a commission to review the role of human rights in American foreign policy any taps a long time opponent of abortion and same sex marriage to lead it basic human rights are being misunderstood by many manipulated by many and ignored by the world's worst human rights right plus what happened to the moon rocks gathered on Apollo lunar missions I've also been known to get the samples out on the night of a full moon and stand there in my office when I can see them going out my window and thinks look you know I got party here you know we're on to you now this news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Louise Schiavone billionaire financier Jeffrey abstain faces charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy in New York prosecutors say that this weekend following abstains arrest they found a trove of nude photographs of what appeared to be under age girls while executing a search warrant at his Manhattan mansion Jeff Berman US attorney for the Southern District of New York spoke to reporters combat in sex trafficking and exploitation of children is a priority for this office for the department of justice as the sexual abuse of a minor can have devastating effects on victims often lasting for years Eckstine is being held in the federal lockup forecasters say the federal government may run out of money to pay its bills in early September unless Congress acts to raise the debt limit before that NPR's Scott Horsley reports that is an earlier deadline then lawmakers were expecting lawmakers thought they had until at least early October to cut a deal to raise the debt ceiling but forecasters from the bipartisan policy center now say crunch time could come sooner as early as the first half of September that up the pressure on Congress which is scheduled to be in recess for most of the month of August it's possible the federal government could still limp along till October but money is flowing out of the treasury faster than tax revenues are coming in corporate tax revenues in particular are falling short of expectations corporate taxes to the first eight months of the fiscal year were down nearly nine percent from the previous year after lawmakers slashed the corporate tax rate Scott Horsley NPR news Washington president trump says he plans to hold another expanded fourth of July celebration next year and yours clothing a great solace reports that the comments came the same day that democratic lawmakers called for a federal probe into the event president Donald Trump called the salute to America tremendous success and said it will happen again next year on Thursday trump gave an address from the Lincoln Memorial with military flyovers and tanks on display today Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee called for the government accountability office to probe how much that event will cost taxpayers democratic senators Tom Udall of New Mexico Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Chris van Hollen of Maryland wanted geo to investigate whether trump's event complied with restrictions on taxpayer funded political activity a video produced from the event was later shared by the White House in the trump campaign cloudy Silas NPR news Washington long shot democratic presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell is bowing out of his party's crowded primary contest the thirty eight year old congressman from California says he will return to the house and then run for reelection on Wall Street at the close the Dow fell a hundred fifteen points the nasdaq dropped sixty three points this is NPR news in Washington from KQED news I mean I can state workplace regulators launched an investigation today into a malfunction at chevron's Richmond refinery it led to the evacuation of some of the facilities workers cake you with these ten Goldberg reports a chevron spokeswoman says on Saturday morning a refinery unit had some sort of problem that forced the facilities non operational workers to leave the plant the company did not provide more details but in a brief report to state officials chevron says the incident may have led to the release of at least five hundred pounds of sulfur dioxide after a system that controls gas releases malfunction the Richmond refinery has experienced a spike in flooring episodes this year incidents in which the facility is forced to burn off excess gasses because of operating problems I'm Ted Greenberg KQED news a statewide look at the impact of sea level rise by the Los Angeles Times finds that the options for dealing with California's disappearing coastline are painful trucking in extra sand is costly building sea wall as San Francisco has done sacrifice is part of the B. and the most politically charged of all managed to retreat ultimately surrenders homes to nature which pacifica is grappling with Ellie times environment reporter Rosanna shot wrote the comprehensive article just because all our choices how costly consequences and none of them great doesn't mean we should keep waiting until a good option comes out because it's not going to happen Shaw says while the C. rose less than nine inches in California in the last one hundred.
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"I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Ari Shapiro will hear what business leaders think of the Trump administration approach to tariffs. Also, how jails in the Pacific northwest are dealing with the issue of inmates. Suicide changing just one thing that sheets isn't going to just eliminate jail in custody death problem, it has to be that holistic approach in Texas passes a law that protects patients from huge medical bills when hospitals and insurance companies can't agree on coverage. We never thought this could happen to us. And then when it did, we, we understood like people are being exploited now this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. French. President Emmanuel Macron says he saddened by Iran's announcement that it will exceed the limits on enriched uranium under a nuclear agreement. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. He says the window for talks to save. The deal is rapidly closing macro encouraged Iran to be patient and responsible after it said it would begin enriching uranium after the collapse of the nuclear deal. The US pulled out of the international accord last year, and has reimposed tough sanctions on Iran. Iranian president Hassan, Ruhani says the time is short for Europe to save the nuclear deal tensions between Washington and Tehran have escalated over the alleged attack of two ships in the Gulf of Oman. The Trump administration is blaming Iran, Mackrell reaffirmed. He's in favor of maintaining the nuclear deal, but once new talks to encompass Iran's ballistic missile activities and its role. In various crises in the Middle East Eleanor Beardsley NPR news, Paris. Meanwhile, the Pentagon says it will send an additional one thousand troops to the mid east for what acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says our defense defensive purposes, over concerns about a threat from Iran, the nation's largest federation of unions, kicks off a series of town hall meetings today and political battleground states. The groups are concerned about a proposal to replace the North American Free trade agreement for member station. W. D. E. Quin kleinfeld. Her reports the AFL CIO will hold meetings in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan President Trump removed, his recent threat of escalating tariffs on Mexican products and urged congress to vote on the new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, the US MCA. But some Democrats and unions, say the agreement does not include enough enforcement mechanisms Michigan. AFL CIO. President run Bieber says unions are going to fight any trade deal that allows US. Companies to outsource jobs to Mexican firms paying lower wages administration insists on NAFTA vote before the issues that we have concerns about or fixed, Ravenna buried is the Mexican Senate recently approved measures. They say strengthened labor protections for NPR news. I'm Quin Klein filter in Detroit. In Toronto police say four people were wounded in a shooting that happened in the midst of hundreds of thousands of rap or baseball basketball fans celebrating their teams NBA championship this afternoon. And that sent people running from the venue in a tweet. Authorities say the victims injuries are serious but not life-threatening. People are in custody and police say two firearms have been recovered. It's not clear. What prompted the shooting? Police are also asking that anybody who took video of the event share it with a his Wall Street higher by the closing bell. The Dow up twenty two points, the NASDAQ up forty eight the S and P five hundred up two. You're listening to NPR news from wash. Washington from K, Q, E, D news. I'm Jeremy Siegel, California, lawmakers are looking for ways to keep tough environmental standards in place. In case the Trump administration decides to roll back, federal regulations. Kate, Katie or reports on a Bill scheduled for a hearing tomorrow in the state assembly, Senate Bill, one from Senate leader, Toni Atkins would establish baseline standards for California's air and water. It would also protect endangered species and keep worker protections in place, under the Bill, California would still be required to meet stringent standards in those areas, even if the federal government, loosens regulations, the Trump administration is looking at rolling back. California's auto emission standards and has proposed slashing. The US environmental protection agency's budget. The Bill has already cleared the state Senate in Sacramento on Katie or kick. U E, D news, contra Costa county prosecutors say a concord resident. Who allegedly threatened online to conduct a mass shooting at a synagogue is pleading not guilty. Twenty-three-year-old Ross Farka was arrested after the F B I received a tip, that he had been posting online forums about wanting to kill Jewish people investigators say when they searched Farkas home, they found a semi automatic assault rifle several high capacity magazines and Nazi literature. He's been charged with three felonies including criminal threats and possession of an unlawful assault weapon..
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"I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Ari. Shapiro officials in Virginia Beach are still searching for a motive in the shooting that killed twelve victims last week late on Friday afternoon city workers were shot in their workplace. Police say the gunman was a longtime city employees who was later killed after a shootout with police NPR's, Braxton Booker has this report from yet another city trying to cope with the aftermath of a mass shooting. See see the municipal complex in Virginia Beach today is the site of yet another vigil they've been ongoing here since the tragedy on Friday at this era Mony Virginia public school employees pay tribute to those who were killed in a building just a few hundred yards away. Aaron spins is the superintendent for Virginia Beach, public schools. He like so many others. Here is struggling with the senselessness of the killings. We did not, and could not imagine what happened on Friday. Fathers and mothers, daughters, and sons and brothers and sisters neighbors, twelve people came to a building right next hours on Friday, and they did not, return home, and they will never go home. The attendees gathered here are wearing shades of blue a sign of community solidarity. And I wanna thank you for wearing blue today, so many shades. I see the blue of grief. I see the blue of the uniforms of the men and women who rush towards the injure and save lives. Everyday spent says he hopes that from this place of loss and pain the Virginia Beach can restore sense of gratitude and kindness. Then he began to read all twelve names of those who were killed lupita see Brown. Ryan. He cocks hearing the names read aloud really hit. Nicole degrees. She and other school administrators had come to the municipal complex today. But she's bracing for what it will look like tomorrow. That's when most of the other city workers returned to the complex, though, come to work under a heavy police presence. There's also a large makeshift memorial here. It's decorated with flowers and teddy bears and messages of sorrow along with a dozen crosses one.
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"Audie cornish. For the past few weeks. We've been bringing you stories about sex. How we talk about it how we don't want. It matters. We've explored LGBTQ sex, Ed and abstinence before marriage. Today's story is about pornography. Not whether it's good or bad. But that it's everywhere. And it's shaping the way people think about sex millions of people in the US watch porn. Thanks, largely in part to the internet and free tube sites like porn hub. That's not alone has over a hundred million visits a day people in the US make up the biggest chunk of that traffic and most of those views come from people under thirty four years old people who've always had easy access to porn. It's on Twitter Instagram, even in gifts sent around in text messages. The bottom line is porn is easy to view. But it's still hard to talk about NPR's Khatlon store went to Los Angeles to do just that to talk about it. And just a warning, obviously. For the next eight minutes. We'll be talking frankly about pornography and sex, which may not be suitable for all listeners. It's nine AM on a Wednesday morning and director Jackie Saint James is worried about patio furniture or the lack thereof. Heat me if I make them have sex. We're in back of a big house of a winding road in the San Fernando Valley. This house is a filming location for movies TV shows and today, a porn shoot. Jackie's getting ready to direct a scene that's pretty standard setup. A guy shows up for five at yoga lesson without his girlfriend, the tension with the female instructor slowly builds, and well, you can probably.
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"I'm Audie Cornish Chang with just two sentences in a legal filing. The Justice department shifted its policy towards the Affordable Care Act before it had wanted to repeal only some parts of the law including protections for people with existing medical conditions. Now, it says the entire law should be overturned if that happened the consequences would reach deep into the healthcare system and beyond NPR health policy. Correspondent Alison kodjak is here to explain all to us. A Alison I also so I explain the context here where did this legal filing happen? Yeah. So this is all happening in relation to a legal case brought by a group of Republican attorneys general who wanted to overturn the law and in December a federal judge in Texas granted them their wish and ruled the entire affordable characters on constitutional so yesterday. It's very short filing. The Justice department basically said yes, we agree with that judge. And we want the entire. Log onto our thinking Republicans had won control of the White House and congress in two thousand sixteen promising to repeal the ACA. But then there was a shift where we saw a lot of Republican candidates promised during the two thousand eighteen term elections that they would preserve parts of the ACA. So this feels like another shift doesn't it? It is a bit of a shift, and you know, this is what most people were of post to in the ACA or those provisions in the law that required people to buy health insurance. People didn't like that last year or in late two thousand seventeen so the tax Bill Republicans essentially succeeded in getting rid of that part of the law. So what happened in Texas is that the judge they're ruled that without that part of the law the entire two thousand pages of the ACA fall apart even the parts that people like a lot of legal scholars say the legal reasoning behind that ruling is weak at best and mostly politically driven. I talked earlier today to former attorney general Eric Holder, and he said that the Justice Department's action backing that ruling is quote. Depressing distressing an alarming, and here's what else he said, see the Justice department signing up to support that decision shows how ideologically driven the department has become now this latest move by the Justice department. It won't have any immediate effect on people's healthcare. Right. No. This case is still in the courts. And this doesn't change that. Until it gets resolved the law stands and right now there are more than ten million people with insurance just through the Medicaid expansion. And then there's almost twelve million more who have private insurance through the exchanges those insurance policies won't change now. But if this ruling by the judge in Texas, stands then healthcare coverage for all those people could end up being in jeopardy now you've said before on our air that the is more than just health insurance. What else might change if the whole laws overturned? Yeah. I mean, it is it's two thousand pages. And when it was written. They were trying to basically both expand insurance coverage. But also. Cut costs improve health..
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"New York advocacy group. He says his family scattered around the world because of authoritarian President Nicolas Madura rose regime. We have some family members in the United States is paving. Chile Argentina Colombia. No, we all feel that this moment will be key to that dream of like getting back together. My daughter was reelected in a vote that was widely seen as rigged. And as you've been hearing Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido was has declared himself the interim president this week. Our coverage of the situation in Venezuela continues after news headlines, New York City health officials are pushing members of the public to cut sugary drinks from their diets a new ad campaign. Pointing out that the not so sweet effects that can come from soda, sports drinks and fruit punch can be detrimental to your health and WNYC today city health Commissioner oaks IRAs Barbaro said that the list of health risks starts with cavities and obesity. And then the dominoes start falling in terms of increase risks for diabetes, heart disease, and the the contributions that those conditions have to ultimately things like cancer. The health department says New Yorkers have been drinking fewer sugary drinks since two thousand seven but about one in four adults and one in three high school. Students still drink one per day. And the MTA board is delaying its vote on possible fair and toll increases until next month at its meeting today. A board member said the agency needs more time to consider options the MTA had planned and approximately five percent fare hike to go into effect in March. It's unclear whether that will happen for every month that postpones the fare hike. Transit officials say they lose thirty million dollars. Currently fifty six degrees raining in central park at four zero six support for NPR comes from creative planning an independent wealth management firm whose advisors are fiduciaries legally bound to act in their clients. Best interests, more, creative, planning dot com slash NPR, wealth management redefined. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Mary Louise Kelley today is the thirty four stay of the longest government shutdown in history and in congress. The Senate took their very first votes on bills to reopen. The government one Bill backed by President Trump would have reopened the government in exchange for five point seven billion for a border wall. The other backed by Democrats would have opened the government for a short time to continue talks about the border both bills failed as everyday people across the country are coping with the shutdowns of fact like in Huntsville, Alabama where the greater Huntsville humane society gave free food to more than one hundred pets for Lord furloughed workers yesterday. Some people asked for a month supply and at the Salt Lake City international airport where the Utah food Bank set up donation bins outside TSA checkpoints for workers a room. There has been cleared to hold the items. NPR's congressional reporter Kelsey Snell has been following the politics of the shutdown. She joins us now from Capitol Hill and Kelsey as we've talked about for the last thirty plus days, roughly, eight hundred thousand federal workers will miss a paycheck. What is congress finally doing about this in short and they're not doing anything right now? Both Senate bills needed sixty votes. And both of them came up short six Republicans voted for the Democrats Bill and only one democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted for the president's plan. Now, there's a lot of support for just opening the government, but we're in the same places we've been for weeks, nobody in the capital want the shutdown to last, but they simply can't figure out how to pass something that Democrats support and the president will sign so it's starting to feel like the same thing over and over the perception has been that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was on the sidelines throughout all of this. And now the Senate is engaged, right? Or congressional Republicans feeling pressure to end the shutdown. It would be an understatement to say that people are getting irritated. They just simply want a deal. I was talking to a lot of people including Republicans, and I think one person. Who described it, really? Well, was Ohio Republican Rob Portman? He told us that there shouldn't be so hard to get a deal. And there is a deal to be had. Here's what he said. Shutdowns are always stupid. This is one because the underlying problem is one we can't resolve we're not that far. This is not healthcare. He went on to say, it's not abortion. It's not one of these big social issues that people are used to fighting about. But they just can't get there. And, you know, Senate Democrats are pretty angry to this whole place is kind of a tinderbox. And there was this big fight on the floor between Michael Bennet from Colorado, a democrat and Senator Ted Cruz Republican from Texas and cut reheated. Here's what he said. How ludicrous it
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"Under a partial shutdown. She called on members to respect each other and the truth in dealing with one another Don gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Members of the US. Congress are a largely religious group, or at least claimed to have a faith NPR's. Tom gjelten says about nine and ten say they're Christian with Catholics the most popular denomination. Among the members the religious profile of congress comes from the Pew Research Center based on how members describe themselves across congress, just one member democratic Senator Kirsten cinema Zona reports having no particular faith, among all US adults one in force has that one explanation for that disconnect. Maybe that candidates think voters won't approve of someone who's unchurched. So they're reluctant to describe themselves that way, no matter their actual beliefs. Thirty percent of members say their Catholic of the Protestant members Baptists have. The largest share more than six percent identifies. Jewish three times the share of Jews in the US adult population. Tom Chilton NPR news, Washington, Mexico's foreign affairs ministry says it's calling on the US government through its embassy to investigate a January first incident in which US agents fired tear gas into Mexico agents said they were attempting to disperse a group of rock throwers in the first hours of new year about one hundred and fifty migrants attempted to breach a border fence in Tijuana was financial markets plunged again in the second trading day of the new year all three of the major US stock market indices closing down more than two percent stock market jitters were prompted by Apple's warning showdown in China admitted escalating trade war between the US and China. Arthur Dong is a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough school of business overall, the United States economies far less dependent on exports. We are very heavily diversified service based economy, and so on that respect the United States. You know, is is I think sitting. In a in a better position overall. But it certainly will be some some repercussions felt apple stock dropped almost ten percent today racing more than seventy four billion dollars in market valuation. The Dow was down six hundred and sixty points. This is NPR and you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. A federal judge is blocking implementation of a New York City law that would have regulated Airbnb home hotel business. The law would require Airbnb and other short term rental platforms to divulge the names of hosts and addresses of rentals. But the court said the amount of information amounts to unreasonable search and seizure. The law was to go into effect early next month will now be put on hold while the lawsuit moves forward, mayor de Blasio had championed the law saying it would it make sure the city's precious housing supply could be devoted to New Yorkers rather than tourists. A special election for New York City. Public advocate is set for February twenty six it's the first citywide especially election since nineteen fifty and WNYC's bridge Bergen reports the rules are unique for this race. You won't see anyone running as a democrat or Republican to actually appear on the ballot candidates must create their own party name. And collect nearly four thousand signatures from registered voters. And there's another quirk, Melissa Mark Viverito. Former city council speaker running on the fixed the MTA party line explains. The other interesting thing is that unlike a primary here whoever files I their petitions is first on the ballot Merck. Marito is vying for that top spot. Among nearly two dozen declared candidates turning in her petitions just one day after candidates were allowed to start collecting them. New Jersey is one of the state's least affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government. That's according to a new study, which says the Garden State will be hard hit by delays in process. Messing federally financed mortgages, but less so in other categories, New Jersey ranked forty four th out of fifty states and the district of Columbia the study by the financial website, wallet hub, ranks state based on the number of federal jobs contracts, real estate activity, national parks, and percentage of families receiving food assistance. New York ranked thirty fifth on the list in part because New York is among the five states, receiving the least money in federal contracts. The district of Columbia, not surprisingly is most affected by the shutdown. Currently forty two degrees. Partly cloudy at six oh, six support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelley the government shutdown grinds on over funding for President Trump's border wall. But meanwhile, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to construct or upgrade border fencing, some one hundred sixty miles along the Arizona and California borders with Mexico, active duty military will take up the task here to tell us more is NPR's Pentagon. Reporter Tom Bowman and Tom what exactly is the task with? What is the Pentagon going to be doing? Well, I'm told this fencing said likely combat engineers for the fencing portion of this effort, but it goes beyond that homeland security's requesting medical units, of course, two children died along the border with in the custody of US officials at the centers they need additional help for the migrants coming through and also told aviation units would be part of this as well. They provide surveillance along the border to help customs and border protection, monitor any movements. And again, this is so. Support for that effort. Active-duty troops can't get involved in any arrest or detention of any migrants, it's against the law and to be clear. This is something new. This is on top of the existing troops already deployed to the border. Right. So this is new this is just coming out. Now this request was made from homeland security. How many more we talking? Well, we don't know at this point. I heard some one official said maybe thousands of troops and other said, well, the existing truce might be able to help. There are now twenty three hundred act of troops there on the border along with twenty one hundred guard forces they could provide some of this effort, but clearly they're going to send additional troops. They could change them out or some could be extended but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan hinted about more support at a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday. Let's listen restoration of the fences building out and additional mileage from the law. The army Corp. Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively quickly on the right amount of urgency as to where we built additional stand up walls quickly get after the threat. The threat is real. And he goes on to say that he'll provide assistance to homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen who's making the request to the Pentagon anytime line on how long these duty troops might be there. No idea. I was told it could be months to construct the fencing or shore up existing fencing, you know, we're talking one hundred and sixty miles or so now fencing right act of troops were supposed to end their deployment, by the way at the end of the month. So some could be extended maybe other units could take their place. But what we don't know. Right. Will the Pentagon is working on the specific? So we don't have a lot of detail at this point. Let me insertive skeptical question here, the president has said if he doesn't get money for a wall from congress. He might just order the military to build it is that what is going on here. The president doing something of an end run around the border standoff. That's quite possible. At this point, the talks with congress, the Democrats in particular appear to be going nowhere. The Pentagon the president wants five billion dollars for the wall. The Democrats saying that's far too much. In the standoff continues the government shutdown. But of course, a Pentagon has not shut down. And they're ready to take orders from the commander in chief. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's. Tom Bowman one person. And we'll be looking at the Trump administration's immigration policies is the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee, New York, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, welcome to the program. Thank you. Now. Your committee has oversight over many key areas. Right Justice department, voting rights and an immigration as we mentioned on that last issue. You told CBS that the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant families on the border was a deliberate creation of the White House that they're trying to make things as miserable as possible. In quote, if kids die there apparently willing to have that. Yes. To investigate the deaths of those two migrant children. Yes, we are. We're going to investigate the deaths of those two migrant children and the entire family separation policy. And there are a lot of questions. How could they for example, deport parents to foreign countries? He's making no provision to give the kids back I or even to figure out identification for the kids. So we have kids now months later that may never find your parents again. State-sanctioned kidnapping. Does it feel like investigative actions and oversight? That's really the only recourse. Democrats have right now. Does it feel like you have no real ability to change Trump administration policies? No doesn't feel that way. At all. And you can't talk about that the first day of democratic control, and the new congress, we have a we have leverage investigation, and, publicity, and and oversight is a major constitutional responsibility. And ability that we have the number to the power of the purse, you can't pass a budget without the house as well as the Senate, and we can put requirements in that budget. We can put limitations on the use of funds we can put requirements for the use of funds and so forth. So even if you cannot pass. Subject matter Bill through both houses of the president would veto it. They can't pass a budget without the house consent. So we have considerable leverage. You've also on another topic. You've sponsored a Bill that would protect the special counsel office. Robert Muller was investigating interference in the two thousand sixteen election introduce that Bill today, and you've also threatened to subpoena acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker what do you hope to learn from him? We are very concerned about a massive fraud. And the American people by the president by his campaign in order to obtain office through fraudulent means hush money payments to women Michael Cohen working with the Russians plus obstruction of Justice in the investigation of that we have to look into all of that. And the special counsel is looking into that or into some of it insofar as they may be crimes, but we have to look into all of that to protect the integrity of our elections and the integrity of our democratic system and to protect the American people from being defrauded by by the Trump campaign Ovalles future campaigns for that matter. So that is the prime thing that we have to do we have to put an end to Republican efforts over the last two years to interfere with an undermine the special counsel's investigation. If the Muller investigation uncovers evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors are you prepared to pursue impeachment? And even if it's politically unpopular it's too early. To talk about impeachment. But what is important at this point is to follow all the facts where they lead to make sure that those facts are public and to make sure that they're not interfered with by the Trump administration. So if a special counsel issues report, we have to make sure that that report is is it becomes public. If necessary we'll subpoena it necessarily will quote Muller to testify in front of the committee about it. We have to make sure that it's not varied by the Trump administration. Bye bye Whitaker or by bar. The President Trump has been implicated and campaign law violations. As part of Michael Collins plea, something like that an impeachable offense. It could be that. I don't wanna get into impeachment now. 'cause it when we're not prepared for that. At this point. The some of what he's been accused of could be impeachable. Offenses. But the real question now is to find out what happened to find out. What frauds were committed but frauds against American democracy. And to make sure the public knows that the public can judge, and we can judge in the judiciary committee instead of where we should go from there whether to be impeachment whether it should be protective legislation for the future. Whatever it may be. And you were earlier you were speaking about William bar, the White House nominee for attorney general. Yes. And and the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker is it possible that you will overplay your hand.
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"Have shown up, but it probably wouldn't have been in a number. It's right now in this climate, Michelle Obama will also be speaking at the Barclay center in Brooklyn, tomorrow night, Saturday, and Manhattan and Brooklyn are both vying to light the world's largest minora in celebration of Hanukkah this year, the thirty two foot high four thousand pound gold colored minora is going outside of the plaza hotel in Manhattan today, and it will be lit on Sunday marking the first night of Hannukah across the river the river Brooklyn's largest minora roughly the same size will also have its first lighting of the season Sunday night at grant. Army plaza a concert kickoff for the festivities and Brooklyn organizers, we'll have music Lakas and the rest every night of Hannukah currently forty one degrees cloudy at five. Oh, six. Support for NPR comes from Baird for one hundred years. Baird has partnered with individuals businesses institutions and communities working together toward their financial goals. More information is available at Baird one hundred dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And Mary Louise Kelley President Trump's sit down with Vladimir Putin looked set to go ahead on the sidelines of the g twenty summit this week. Then Trump threatened to call it off yesterday. He said it was probably on. And then from Air Force One on route to Argentina Trump tweeted. He was pulling out the bottom line is they may have an impromptu chat in Buenos Aires who knows there's nothing on the formal schedule. What we do know is that hanging over any meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia is Robert Mueller, the special counsel who has been investigating ties between Russia and Trump and who this week showed his hand in a number of interesting ways, prompting journalist Garrett Graff to ask is Robert Muller's in game. Incite graph explores that question in wired magazine this week, and he joins me now hither Garrett by now as is prone to happen in two thousand eighteen there have been twists and turns even since you file. This story, and we're gonna get to some of those but to travel far far back in time all the way to Monday this week forgotten the dark ages. This was the day that Muller's team alleged that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair had lied to the FBI. And you argue in your piece in wired that this day Monday may end up breaking among the most consequential days yet of the Muller probe. Why it's an incredibly hard, obviously to read the tea leaves of this investigation surprised us at every turn and often surprises us multiple times within a single day. But it seemed like Monday was the beginning of the end that the decision to declare Paul Manafort as non-cooperative and move forward with his sentencing appears to be perhaps a way that Muller is trying to move forward with publishing something that could. Look like the Muller report that he plans to file sometime presumably next week. A document outlining with the court all of Paul manafort's lies in crimes. So if that is one way that Mueller may be showing his hand or about to show his hand. Let me fast forward you now to yesterday, which is when longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty again this time of lying to congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. How does it that shift the picture? It's one of the most significant moves that we've seen so far from Muller because what it does is connects Donald Trump and the Trump organization directly to Russia in directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the course of the two thousand sixteen campaign and how so how are they now coming together? We'll what you have is Michael Cohen trying to contact in game the assistance of Ladimir Putin himself. To secure the funding and the approval for Trump Tower Moscow as late as the spring of two thousand sixteen well into the period where Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination for president of the United States. One of the aspects of Muller strategy appears to have been he's kind of rating, whatever final report he's going to produce at the end of this as he goes, I mean, he's been producing these very detailed court filings. Exactly. And people seem to be waiting for there to be some hard back book that gets published at the end of this. That is labeled the Muller report like nine eleven commission style. Exactly. And I think most people are missing that. He is writing a lot of that report in public with every court filing where the details that he puts into these are far more than is strictly necessary for the criminal prosecution that he's attempting to pursue. So when you look at the. Totality of what? Bob Muller has published in these indictments in these plea agreements, there's a lot there. Well, it's about three hundred pages of what a Bob Muller report would look like at the end. So to your key question is Bob Muller's in game. And I think it is it's incredibly hard as I said to understand where this investigation is going day to day. But Bob Muller has to know that his investigation was under threat, potentially after the election, and after attorney general Jeff Sessions being fired. Absolutely. And that he I think appears to be ready for some rapid movement in the weeks ahead now that doesn't necessarily mean this is going to come to a quick conclusion. The prosecution's for Watergate stretched out over the course of almost a decade. But this is I think a case where George popadopoulos went to prison for his. Fourteen days sentence last Monday, another former trumpet, we should mention. Yes. And that I think by the time George popadopoulos comes out of prison. We're gonna know a lot more about this case, journalist and Muller biographer Garrett Graff Garrett. Thank you. My pleasure. So as we just heard one of the most significant developments in the Muller probe this week was President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign and that effort came after decades of President Trump trying to build in Russia to be NYC's. Ilya marritz, co host the Trump Inc podcast. He joins me now to give us a more of the long view. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. I should say Trump Inc. Right. I have to get to Trump Inc. So we know some about Michael Cohen's work during the presidential campaign. How does this week's news ads what we already knew about Trump's efforts to build in Russia? Well, we now know because Trump's former lawyer said it in court that Trump was actively pursuing a tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for president. This is something Donald Trump has long denied what history tells us is that Trump has long wanted to put his name on a building in Moscow. So in one thousand nine hundred seven he visits the US. Czar the Soviet Union, and he talks about how they need luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad. He makes another trip in one thousand nine hundred ninety s doesn't get anywhere. And then in the two thousand Trump's starts to lend his name to developers around the world. And there's a there deals around Russia. There's one in Azerbaijan there's one in the Republic of Georgia which Michael Cohen helps to arrange in twenty thirteen Trump's comes to Moscow again for the Miss Universe pageant. He owns the pageant, and he says again that he's in talks with developers. And then finally we see a renewed effort in two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen to build in Moscow.
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"With the president of China this weekend. Both are locked in a multi-billion dollar trade war. Civil rights leaders say the indictment of four Saint Louis metropolitan police officers reveals a troubling mindset. Inside the department Saint Louis public radio's Rachel Lipman reports. The officers are facing federal charges for their roles in the assault of an undercover officer during a two thousand seventeen protests. The charges include excessive force obstruction of Justice and lying to a grand jury four officers have been suspended without pay the undercover detective was among hundreds of people arrested at downtown Saint Louis in September of last year. It was the third day of protests after a white for a police officer was acquitted of shooting and killing a black, man. That's Rachel Lipman reporting. This is NPR and I'm Jimmy Floyd for WNYC. Some New York City council. Members are introducing a Bill to make the government bidding process with corporations more transparent. The new law would prohibit officials from signing nondisclosure agreements with companies as happened in the Amazon deal councilmember Brad Lander says he feels that level of secrecy should not happen again. If the law had been in place, the city would have had to say we can't sign a non disco. Agreement. So there's two choices. We can make a bid, but it has to be public and people would be able to see it. The Bill is cosponsored by council members Monty Williams and Jimmy van Bremer atop regional Federal Housing administrator is calling for the arrest of three Niger officials after a report found they regularly lied about elevator. Inspections. Lynn Pat overseas region, two of the department of housing and urban development, which includes New York and New Jersey yesterday. She tweeted that the Niger employees should be jailed after they were charged with dozens of felony counts. For falsifying inspection reports. Daily news reporter, Greg Smith says Patten has little authority to pursue the case herself. She has almost nothing to do with this. I guess it's well intention that she does ask a question that is important. And that is did anybody higher up the ladder condone this behavior that isn't really important question. That's the most important question. Smith says the case will be handled by. The district attorney, and Shirley Chisholm story is coming to the big screen and Oscar winning actress viola Davis is bringing it to life. Davis is set to produce and star in a new film about Chisholm for Amazon studios called the fighting, Shirley Chisholm Chisholm, the first black woman ever elected to congress represented New York's twelfth district in the house of representatives from nineteen sixty nine to nine thousand nine hundred eighty three. She was also the first woman to seek the democratic party's presidential nomination in nineteen seventy-two Chisholm died in two thousand five at age eighty and we'll have a retrospective later on all things considered tonight. We've got a twenty percent chance of light rain, otherwise cloudy with a low around thirty four degrees. Currently forty two degrees and cloudy at four oh, six support for NPR comes from farmers insurance committed to helping people understand the ins and outs have insurance. So they can prepare for lives ups and downs. Coverage op. Options and more information can be found at farmers dot com. This is all things considered for men. PR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Audie Cornish all is run. President Trump's first day the twenty summit in Argentina. He's working his way through a series of meetings. There Trump's visit comes on the heels of a big development and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation a guilty plea by his former attorney Michael Cohen, and what it revealed about Trump's efforts to land a business deal with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign NPR White House correspondent tamra Keith is traveling with the president and joins us now from when his IRAs their town. Hey, ATI sometimes when a president goes overseas. The White House is trying to leave all the domestic troubles behind is that the case this time, the answer would seem to be no. And and the reason I say that is that President Trump was supposed to have a meeting here with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he abruptly cancelled that on the way to Argentina via tweet saying it was because of Russian aggression against Ukraine, but then this afternoon there were. Reports of a possibly an informal meeting happening between Trump and Putin. Those reports were being pushed from Russia and the White House put out a sort of an odd statement referring to the Mueller investigation. Sarah Sanders sent this along she said the Russian witch-hunt hoax, which is hopefully now nearing an end is doing very well. Unfortunately, it probably does undermine our relationship with Russia, which was not entirely the answer to the question that we were asking another way that we know that the president's thinking about it is that he's been tweeting about it from here in Argentina a little while ago. Reporter's got to ask the president questions, and and one of the questions was about why he cancelled his meeting with Putin. He insisted it was because of Ukraine, hopefully, they'll be able to settle it out. Flowers amazing with president. The basis of what took place. With respect to the ships, sailors that was the. In the meantime, what else has been going on at the g twenty one big thing that happened today was before the g twenty started a signing ceremony at the president's hotel with the leaders of Canada and Mexico signing the US MCA that is the trade deal that will replace NAFTA. One interesting note is that during remarks, President Trump and president Pineyro of Mexico. It was his last day on the job both referred to it as the US MCA, which is the preferred title that President Trump likes, but prime minister Trudeau kept calling it new NAFTA, even though President Trump does not like the term NAFTA at all. But you know, this is a notable moment because this is a step in the process of President Trump, keeping a campaign promise that said congress and legislatures in Mexico and Canada still need to sign off on this on another subject. The Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is there. He's of course, been under scrutiny since the killing of journalist Jamal kashogi has he actually interacted with President Trump yet. So a White House official says that they just exchanged pleasantries that there was no discussion. This comes in pretty big contrast with a video that's been circulating of Russian President Putin, and m Bs exchanging sort of an intricate high five that looked very celebratory the president is under some scrutiny about this because he has questioned the CIA assessment that NBS ordered the killing of Jamal kashogi. That's NPR's tamra Keith tamra. Thank you. You're welcome. And we're going to start right there with the g twenty talks in Argentina for our regular week in politics chat. We also need to take stock of another wild week in the Russia investigation. David Brooks of the New York Times is here in the studio as he often has on Friday, David with you and Susan Glasser. The New Yorker, welcome to you. Thanks so much. So President Trump signed this new NAFTA deal today, except as we just heard we're not supposed to call it NAFTA anymore. That's controversial. We are referring to the United States Mexico Canada agreement the US MCA, Scott, I'm tempted to call it also maybe prospects for a trade deal or some sort of agreement with China that may be coming together down at the g twenty Susan. Let me start with you does this count as progress in a year where we have spent a lot more time talking about trade wars than trade deals. Well, look, I think President Trump made a decision to sort of pull back from the brink and to declare victory with the reincarnated NAFTA. Whatever you wanna call it, most experts, and I'm not one on this subject. Do believe that it essentially is a reincarnated NAFTA that it builds on the foundation substantially of the original went and by the way, it's not attend deal. I should point out that there's going to be a real political fight. I think. Up here in Washington on Capitol Hill over approving this. So it's not over. Although President Trump was was taking it as a victory lap. Today was also strengthened by government coming in Mexico, which will inherit the steel by a president on his last day there. That's right. And and I thought you saw the lasting hard feelings as a result of these very tough negotiations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who did appear at the last minute was uncertain at the signing ceremony today in Buenos Aires. But had some strong words for President Trump, and you've had this amazing spectacle. What have we taken to get here of the United States going after candidate one of its closest allies, David your takeaway, so far from the g twenty well, so far the image of Muhammad bin Salman and Putin doing an end zone dance together is the big takeaway video circulating of them doing a hi fi. Looking very cheer an image. It's a symbol. It's a symbol of an era in which the wolves of the global international order are on the March and undeterred because there's no one. Deter them. And so that's one thing. The second thing I think is the China US relationship and this thank heaven is not a Trump related story to me the big change in US China relations is that we used to have people who were friends of China somewhere, foes of China and the foreign policy establishment sort of split. That's no longer the case. Now, everyone sees China as a challenge, but as a foe Hank pulse in the former treasury fare gave a speech in Singapore recently in which he laid that very clearly and he was very much in the camp. So when Trump talks tough on China trade, he now has a lot of people who are not normally his friends actually thinking he's doing the right thing me loop.
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"And every week what is making us happy this week. Stephen Thompson, what is making you happy this week a couple of weeks ago. My daughter came home from a thrift store excursion with an armload of Saudi VDB's. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that. She also loves a French cartoon on net. Flicks called miraculous tales of lady bug and Caton warr, which is this kitty cartoon about to crimefighting teenagers who won has a crush on the other, but they're also secretly superheroes who fight crime together. And somehow don't recognize each other even though they're identical. It is formulaic and silly and weirdly mockup all and yet also very skillfully made. And for whatever reason my entire family four people with four very different interests have come together to really get a kick out of this show, and it kind of remind. And me every once in a while. I would sit and watch it and think cheese, these cliches or this trope that they kind of just hammer episode after episode after episode of this villain who's very one note. And I think I don't know if this is as good as it could be, and then I thought you know, what when I was a kid I loved a TV show called the wacky races. Which was this very formulaic show. And I realized like I love that show. I attached to that show because it's in my childhood and seeing my daughter in particular knowing that she will attach to this very silly show in the same way felt like circle of life. But also man as a family, we're getting a kick out of the silliest cartoon, two seasons of it are on Netflix. If you've got kids, it's very very fun. I had never heard of it. But of course, found that it naturally has a very devoted fan base. It is called miraculous tales of lady, bug and catch and war. Thank you very much. Stephen. Thompson sounds wonderful. Audie cornish. What is making you happy? This week two things. One is Missy Elliott and Mike. Jerry being nominated to the songwriters hall of fame. I'm big UCLA advan, we're heading into Christmas as we know. Mariah at Penn one of the great if not the only truly modern Christmas song, which is about to hit you in your ear buds wherever you go for the next five weeks. All I want for Christmas, which leads to the second thing, which is the hashtag Justice for glitter with was like Mariah Carey superfan. Social media effort to kind of revive her worst selling album and her I think it was like her personal bottom in terms of rehab Loyd. Yeah. Career wise for the movie glitter, which came out, I think in two thousand one well over the weekend it hit number one on the I tunes charts. Even though you can't get it on streaming. It was like on word of mouth only. And honestly, I just think that kind of thing is funny. So has Shagged Justice for glitter. Mariah go back like babies. Pacifies? Well, no Audie. I had a lot of butts on that. Thank you so much Audie Christina. What is making you happy? This week the podcast who weekly has made me happy for many weeks now, and it is a podcast hosted by Bobby finger and Lindsey Weber, and it is about as they say everything you need to know about the celebrities. You don't they are excellent. And deciding who are the who's of celebrity dumb in who are the them's of celebrity dumb. I've learned so much nonsense information from this podcast. In fact, Scarlett Johansson, opened a popcorn store in Paris. Who knew I know there you go..
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"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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"News. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro Johns. Hopkins University in Baltimore, we'll get the largest ever individual donation to a single university one point eight billion dollars. It's from an alumnus, the former New York City mayor and philanthropist, Michael Bloomberg. He announced the donation yesterday and said the money is for financial aid for undergraduates from low and middle income families. Listen adware Warney is following the story and joins us now. Hi KRA. How is Johns Hopkins going to use this money in admissions? How is it going to change the university's policies? So the money will allow Johns Hopkins to focus solely on merit during its undergrad admissions process, it's actually been doing that for the past several. For years, but this will allow it to have the financial backing to do it permanently. So the school don't have to take a student's financial need into consideration. When offering admissions they're also committed to meeting full need for students. So that includes eliminating loans from their financial aid packages and replacing those loans with scholarships that students won't need to pay back. Explain why the school so focused and Bloomberg is so focused on me blind admissions. So the goal is to increase economic diversity on campus and economic diversity is important because well schools see value in diversity of thought. So having students from different backgrounds helps make that happen in the classroom and on campus and elite schools have struggled to diversify and bring in kids from lower income families. So right now on elite college campuses low-income students represent just three percent of enrollment. Is there any kind of a forecast of what that three percent would become if need blind admissions were reality there isn't a forecast, but we do know that for schools that have gone need blind with full financial? Backing yes, it's increased diversity on camp. Hamilton college in upstate New York is a great example, but need Biden policies only work if there's money to back it up, so it's not realistic option for a lot of schools with low endowments or small financial aid packages. I spoke with Justin trigger. He's the president of the national association of the student financial aid administrators and he's explaining how this fits into that kind of the usefulness of how to encourage in low income students on campus. But this is really just one tool in the toolbox of things school years to try to diversify their.
U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case
"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
Kavanaugh: More women come forward with claims of sexual assault
"Audie Cornish. And I'm Mary Louise Kelley more women are making allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against supreme court nominee. Brad kavanagh. One of them is speaking out by name. Julie sweat Nick came forward today to say, she observed cavenaugh as a teenager drinking excessively at parties and pressing himself against girls without their consent among other things Christine Blasi Ford had already accused cavenaugh sexual assault when they were both teenagers and Deborah Ramirez. Says he exposed himself to her when they were both college students Cavanaugh denies all the allegations and the Senate Judiciary committee so far is sticking with its plans to have
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
Kelsey Snell, Brett Kavanagh and Senator Corey Booker discussed on All Things Considered
"Some birds and insects have an innate drive to migrate. Not. So for big hoofed mammals, like sheep or moose NPR's. Nell greenfieldboyce reports on a surprising new study that shows these animals have to learn to migrate. And they are not exactly quick studies. Brett Jasmer isn't a colleges at the university of Wyoming. He says there have long been hints that large mammals aren't born knowing how to migrate but learn from their parents so biologists might be in the field, observing moose, and they see that the moose calf followed its mother on its spring and fall migration moving from place to place to follow new green grass to see if knowledge about migration really was passed down from generation to generation he and his colleagues studied, moose and Bighorn sheep in the western US some populations had lived on the same land for a long time. We know they were there at the time of the Louis from Kark, expedition and probably for. Hundreds or even thousands of years prior others had moved in over the last sixty years as conservationists brought animals to areas where the original populations had disappeared due to hunting or disease. What the researchers found using GPS tracking and satellite imagery is that animals put into vacant unfamiliar land. Didn't migrate Matt Kaufmann is a wildlife researcher at the US Geological Survey that was sort of a little bit of an aha moment for me of like, wow, they really have to learn where things green up and where they need to move next in the journal science. The researchers say it took Bighorn sheep nearly forty years to develop a robust migration. It took moose nearly ninety years. The study impressed. Jackie freyre. She's a wildlife ecologist at the state university of New York in Syracuse dimension that they're bringing to migration ecology is memory and cultural transmission of information. She says this shows we need to protect animals existing migration routes now because there's no easy fix. If a migration culture is
Top Pennsylvania Catholic leader vows to ensure abuses 'never recur'
"We learn more this week about priests sexually abusing young people in their care more about the number. Of victims and more about how Catholic leaders have. Covered up these crimes as the scale of the scandal has grown so has the cost to the Catholic church lawsuits brought by victims have, forced diocese to page settlements totaling more than three billion dollars plus the cost to the church Has reputation, more on all this now from NPR's Tom gjelten after grand. Juries in Pennsylvania this week. Reported what they'd learned about the abuse of. As many as a thousand children by Catholic priests they offered some recommendations among them that victims should have more time to sue for damages beyond what statutes of limitation currently. Allow that would open the door to even, more lawsuits bigger settlements and probably more diocese. Going bankrupt attorney James staying who represents groups of abuse victims has so far lead bankruptcy litigation in about a dozen diocese The montana Spokane, Washington watchdog, it's Milwaukee Wilmington Delaware stinks. Has church payments to abuse victims won't, make up for. Their suffering but it's important he's has to hold church leaders accountable for their negligence. In allowing abuse to happen I don't like the word healing 'cause it's too. Much of an individual process but I think at, the end of the day that accountability is demonstrated by the payment of money in all nineteen Catholic diocese in religious orders in the United States have filed for bankruptcy protection because of lawsuits brought against them by abuse victims that. From the group Bishop accountability the image of the Catholic church. Has also taken a hit the Pew Research firm found earlier this year that. The abuse crisis has tainted the reputation of pope Francis among Catholics and non-catholics alike at. The Catholic university of America Stephen Schneck specializes in the role of the Catholic. Church in American public life he says his conversations with Catholics have led him to think the abuse crisis. Will have far reaching effects one, set of. Catholic currents Said that they were thinking about taking their children out of Catholic schools as a result of this I. Mean that's just a hint So it will impact everything indeed the potential cost of this crisis to the. Catholic church, alarms even, some who are critics father Thomas Reese adjusts with priest who has had harsh words for many in the church hierarchy worries for example that church. Bankruptcies and huge out of. Court settlements won't necessarily have. Much of an impact on the, church leaders who bear personal responsibility, for crimes you don't punish the, Bishop he's not gonna be hurt if the bat diet goes bankrupt what. You're, punishing is the parameters the school children and the donors the, people in the pews who have given money for particular church projects actually even though this abuse crisis has been years in the making it may be too soon to know what. Final effect will have on the,
Audie Cornish, Paul Manafort and Russian Defense Ministry discussed on Here & Now
"A suicide bomber targeted students. At a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul today the attack blamed, on the Islamic state group killed at least forty eight
Trump targets Obama-era critics' security clearances
"Casey foundation This. Is all things considered from NPR news I'm Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish we're following a number of stories unfolding today here in Washington there's the recent release of previously classified documents related to the surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser but first we're, going, to dive into news out of the White House, this afternoon, that the. President is considering revoking the security clearances of former national security officials and pure Justice reporter Ryan Lucas here in the studio to tell? Us, about these developments hey there Ryan going to start with the security clearances White House. Press secretary Sarah Sanders came out today, to say, the president is, exploring ways to take away clearances for, for several. Senior officials who are they well these are some of, the, top national security officials, of of the past several years you have, former director of national intelligence James Clapper former FBI director James, Comey the former FBI deputy director Andrew, McCabe, you have the former national security. Adviser for President Obama Susan Rice Then two former, CIA director's Michael Hayden and John Brennan here's. A bit of Sanders explaining why the president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because. They've politicized and in some cases monetize their public service insecurity clearances now Sanders also accused them of. Making baseless accusations about improper contacts with Russia and maybe the most recent example of that sort of criticism came from Brennan who is Bama CIA director Brennan called Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin quote nothing short of treasonous, let's, talk more about the release of those documents related, to the, surveillance of..
Alzheimer's: New research examines disease in women
"Support for WNYC comes from Purdue pharma Purdue makes prescription. Opioids and wants to limit their use it's just one of the steps produce reports to help address. The nation's opioid crisis from. NPR news this is all things considered I'm Ari Shapiro Audie Cornish nearly two thirds of people. Living with Alzheimer's, disease are women scientists think sex hormones like estrogen may. Be one reason for the disparity NPR's John Hamilton reports on research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association international conference. In Chicago women live longer than men so it's not surprising that they make up the majority of patients. With Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia But Maria Correo chief science officer of the Alzheimer's. Association says there's growing evidence that something else is going on it isn't just that women are. Living longer right there, is some biological underpinning and because of the large numbers of women that. Are affected it's important to find out one possible explanation involves hormones like estrogen and several studies presented at. This year's Alzheimer's conference support that idea one of the studies looked at nearly fifteen thousand women. In California cut he says the research found a link between a women's reproductive history and her risk. Of memory problems later in. Life for example women who have more than three children may have decreased risk of dementia the. Risk for these, women was twelve percent lower than for women who had. Only one child on the other hand the risk for women who experienced early menopause with nearly Twenty-eight percent higher. Both findings suggest that estrogen which rises during pregnancy and falls at menopause may help protect women from dementia Paulie machi- a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the university, of Illinois Chicago says it's not just that women. Have more estrogen than men women experienced these very. Dramatic hormonal transitions that in the long run can give rise to Alzheimer's disease one way, for women to minimize the hormonal changes at menopause is to take estrogen that approach fell out of favour more than a decade ago. When a large study found that women who took hormones after menopause were. Actually more, likely to get some form of dementia they also seem to have a higher risk of heart disease and. Breast cancer, but Mackey says more reasons studies have found that hormones really can't help. Prevent dementia if women get them at the right time the effects of hormone therapy depend on. The timing of us, use later in life is detrimental whereas use early in the menopausal transition. Could be beneficial and analysis presented at the meeting supports that idea it found that in two different studies Women who took hormones in. Their sixties and seventies were more likely to have trouble with. Thinking and memory but women who took hormones only during their early fifties had no increase in risk machi- says estrogen may, benefit younger women because it reduces the hot flashes associated with menopause she says. Her own research has found, that these hot flashes are bad for the brain the. More hot flashes a woman has the worst, her memory performance and when we intervene to address those hot flashes her memory performance bounces back. Machi- says findings like that are renewing interest in the idea of using hormones to prevent, Alzheimer's and other. Forms of dementia John Hamilton NPR news.
Facebook tests augmented reality ads on News Feed in U.S
"Hey, Julia for London here, three stories you need to know about today. Donald Trump says that dealing with Putin will be easier than his UK visit. So I head of this upcoming visit President, Donald Trump, praised Boris Johnson and described the UK as a quote, situation with turmoil Trump is preparing for a trip to Brussels for a NATO meeting, and the comments come as Prime Minister Theresa may faces a series of very high level resignations over her Brexit agreement. Boris Johnson who is foreign secretary is the most high profile of the recent resignations speaking to reporters at the White House Trump made the following remarks. They do. I have the UK which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin, frankly, Putin. Maybe the easiest of a ball we would think would think Downing Street spokesperson downplayed Trump's comments and said that he believed Trump's at it as a joke. Trump's visit will be met with widespread protests over his policies including a large blimp effigy that will fly over the capital of Trump in a diaper 2018 everyone. Anything can happen. So to start off, I'm going to explain to you how the amazing rescue mission saved the tie soccer team that was trapped in the cave. So in late June, the tie boy, soccer team MU pile went missing as you probably know. They were found ten days later in a flooded cave. And now after eighteen days total in the cave, all of the boys and their coach have been rescued. It's been a whirlwind of a story. And at first it seemed like they'd never be found. Then when they were found, they were told that rescue could've taken months and then retired, tiny seal. Simone Gounon died during the treacherous dive and the risk of running out of oxygen shorten the time line for the rescue. But yesterday, a team of divers successfully rescued the entire team ninety. Divers took part in the operation including forty from Thailand. They did it in three stages starting on Sunday, the divers ventured into this claustrophobic cave. It's really incredible to see how tiny spaces were in the cave and they retrieved two boys at a time. The boys wore. Or full-face oxygen masks, and we're tied with a rope. It was two divers for every boy. One held the child and a second air tank, and the other one followed behind the boys were also given anti anxiety medication to prevent them from panicking through the whole thing. When the twelfth boy was freed volunteers spontaneously broke into song. Every single boy arrived safely. And in surprisingly good condition, they're spending the next week in the hospital though until the risk of infection has lifted and the Thai authorities are closely guarding. The boys privacy overall, everybody thought of everything and everyone did their job really, really well and don't forget Elon Musk, even built a mini submarine that rescue officials deemed impractical. So it went completely unused. Thanks but no, thanks Ilan. So, yeah, the boys are free. Facebook ads are going to start feeling a whole lot more like shopping in a store. Facebook announced yesterday that it's rolling out augmented reality ads that allow users to try on sunglasses, makeup and furniture inside their news feeds. Michael Kors will be the first brand to test the AARP ads in newsfeed, which will let users try on sunglasses and make a purchase within the ad Sephora. Bobby Brown and Pottery Barn are a few of the other brands that will begin testing this technology later this summer. These days, it's not uncommon to open up the paper and read about a dying town that's lost its factory. Recognize that voice. That is the wonderful Audie Cornish and guess what? Today she came into the newsroom and her outfit and her just general demeanor was so incredible. The entire newsroom had to applaud it was amazing. Catch audio on the news show from Busby news profile. We must be news and make sure you listen to our new podcast. The news comes out on Saturdays and you're going to look. Wherever you're hearing voice right now.
"audie cornish" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Npr news i'm audie cornish and mary louise kelley last month local tv news anchors across the country turn to face the camera and share what appeared to be their personal concerns about journalism they all had the same concerns the sharing of bias and false news has become all too common on social media and more alarming some media outlets published story without checking facts i unfortunately some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda exactly what people think and this is extremely dangerous to our democracy this is extremely dangerous to our democracy this is extremely dangerous to our democracy anchors at nearly two hundred stations read those words because their stations owner sinclair broadcast group told them to to understand why the company made their journalists read the statement we're joined by npr media correspondent david folkenflik hey david hey louis so why did sinclair order it's anchors to do this what's the message here i mean the message isn't a dog whistle it's more like a cannonball going off at once attacking their competitors in services extensively praising their own professionalism and they're also saying look we're a safe home for those of you who like a strong devotion of president trump believes that much of the media is involving fake news involved in personal bias is involved in trying to distort what you're presented as supposedly objective fair sinclair is contributing directly to that claim in hundreds of markets across.
"audie cornish" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
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"audie cornish" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is all things considered i'm audie cornish and i'm ari shapiro a comprehensive government report on the state of the climate is getting attention after it was leaked to the new york times it states that human activity is definitely the cause of most global warming especially over the past sixty years that runs counter to what president trump and many of his top advisors of said here to talk with us about it as npr science correspondent kris rejoice at crest tires tell us about what's in the report this report is a compendium of of all the science that we've done in the country in the world really since 2013 that's that's new and they're coming up with some information that hadn't have before things like more nuisance flooding the can really see either things like uh heatwaves that they can actually a tribute now to climate change with the couldn't before so um they're able to be more grenier able to tell us more about climate it comes out in the context of a white house that has been very skeptical of manmade climate change tells how the politics are playing out well a lot of the authors and i've talked to several of the move the past few months have been very concerned about this this report is supposed to come out every four years it's been in progress for several years they've been soldiering away collecting the latest data but after the election obviously there was some concern even president obama put out an early draft right after the election in 2016 as sort of where to say look it's a want people to know this is can process so people are somewhat were concerned i don't know why it was leaked but certainly the possibility that people thought well we should get it out so in case it's much if cates expressed.
"audie cornish" Discussed on Another Round
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"audie cornish" Discussed on Another Round
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