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"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:59 min | 8 months ago

"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Bill that could total as much as three and a half $1 trillion Kelsey Snell and PR news Washington Germany's Social Democratic Party has narrowly won the country's national election defeating Chancellor Angela Merkel's center right party and Pierre's rob schmitz says the results will likely lead long political negotiations The narrow outcome means the left center's social Democrats with just 25.7% of the vote will likely need to team up with two other parties to form a government The Green Party and the libertarian free Democrats If it fails to get these parties on board the party that plays second could wind up leading the country it could take weeks if not months of negotiating to form a coalition NPR's rob schmitz reporting Today's the day the New York State's vaccine mandate goes into effect for some healthcare workers workers at hospitals and nursing homes must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 inoculation by today New York governor cat the hoe will has released a list of options to cover staffing shortages that includes deploying some members of the National Guard Arizona governor Doug ducey is offering parents who do not want their children to follow school mask mandates a $7000 voucher This is to send their children to other schools from member station KJ zz and Phoenix Ben Giles prepared this report Governor ducey used federal COVID relief funds to expand Arizona's state funded school voucher program But critics say doocy is misusing the federal dollars meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by incentivizing parents to avoid CDC recommended health guidelines Chris cotterman is the head of government relations for the Arizona school boards association Here we have what I perceive to be the governor advancing a political agenda and using public health mitigation measures to do it And I find it to be highly objectionable To put it mildly Applications for roughly 2800 students in Arizona have been started or completed For NPR news I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix You're listening to NPR news from Washington You are listening to WNYC in New York at 7 O four a good Monday morning of Michael hill clear in 62 with the sun rising out there sunny and near 80 today Delays up to 35 minutes on the George Washington bridge inbound after crash from across expressway this morning A COVID vaccine requirement for all healthcare workers in the state of New York starts today that includes those who work in hospitals nursing homes and New York City's vast public hospital system Healthcare workers who don't get at least a first COVID shot by today could lose their jobs but is up to individual employers to make that decision Governor Kathy hulk has said she declare a state of emergency if hospitals of nursing homes become short staffed She is considering bringing out of state healthcare professionals to New York and enlisting recent graduates and retired workers to practice medicine She is also planning to deploy.

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"ben giles" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:30 min | 10 months ago

"ben giles" Discussed on NPR News Now

"From last saturday's catastrophic earthquake that killed more than fourteen hundred people. Thousands are injured and many are homeless and were in the storm's path. A judge in arizona has ruled a new state law that bans mask. Mandates and schools has not yet taken effect from member station k. jay z. And phoenix bengals reports. Some school districts are defying state lawmakers and requiring students and staff to wear masks arizona republican lawmakers argued they meant for the law against mask mandates to apply immediately but mira copa county superior court judge. Randall warner found. They didn't follow the rules. Necessary to avoid a ninety day waiting period for new arizona. Laws that means phoenix union. High school district officials can require students and staff to wear masks at least until september. Twenty ninth when the ban on mask. Mandates takes effect following the ruling at least three more school districts in arizona announced. They'll also require masks on campus. A separate lawsuit has been filed challenging the constitutionality of the ban on mask mandates for npr news. I'm ben giles in phoenix renowned singer. Songwriter bob dylan has been sued in new york. A woman alleges that he drugged and sexually abused her decades ago when she was child. A spokesman for dylan says the claim is fifty six years old and is untrue. He also says that dylan will vigorously defend himself on korva coleman. Npr news in washington..

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"ben giles" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:08 min | 11 months ago

"ben giles" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You have already seen. We were forced to halt operations on the collapse in the early hours of the morning. Due to structural concerns about the standing structure. We're doing everything we can to ensure that the safety of our first responders is paramount and continue our search and rescue operation as soon as it is safe to do so. President Biden is visiting Surfside this morning. Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a $12.8 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year with only hours to spare from member station Cage Z. Ben Giles reports, Ducey boasted that a three year plan to create a single income tax rate will reduce taxes on all Arizona's But the tax cut was designed to shield the wealthy from a voter approved surcharge earmarked for K through 12 education, and most Arizonans will see savings in the dozens of dollars, not hundreds or thousands. Republicans also packed the budget with policies unrelated to spending like new election laws fueled by conspiracy theories and an expansion of Arizona's school voucher program. Ducey signed the budget hours ahead of a midnight deadline, signaling the start of the new fiscal year. For NPR News. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning named her choices for a new select panel investigating the January 6th attack on the capital. She included Republican congresswoman list, chaining This is NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dillon. The budget deal reached by a San Francisco's mayor and supervisors this week increases the money The city plans to spend on its police department over the next two years. However, the budget the proposal includes a drop in police officer recruitment. And in the number of sheriff's deputies at city healthcare facilities. It also includes $22 million for programs that use alternatives to law enforcement to respond to homeless people and those experiencing a mental health crisis. Supervisor Gordon Mar. I think this is a very important shift in our cities approach to public safety and crime and looking at more effective ways to address these issues, then near reliance on law enforcement. Full board is set to vote on the full $13 billion budget later this month. Activists are pushing to use funding the San Jose Unified School District used to spend on police security on campus to support teachers and students instead. Crystal Calhoun with the San Jose Equity Coalition, says her group plans to provide recommendations for what to do with the money. We want to be using it for teachers of color councils of color. Special education, ethnic studies. Last week, the district's board voted 3 to 2 to end a contract with the San Jose Police Department. And in sports. The A's established an early lead and beat the Texas Rangers 321 yesterday. Chris Bassett pitched seven shutout innings. They play again at the Coliseum this afternoon at 12 37..

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"ben giles" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"ben giles" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Observe a controversial election review ordered by Arizona State Senate Republicans from member station Cage's in Phoenix. Ben Giles reports. This comes admit Republican calls for similar vote on its in other states, the Pennsylvania Republicans will meet with GOP lawmakers at the Arizona Capital and Tour Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Where a hand recount of nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County is underway. We'll also get a briefing from Cyber Ninjas heavily criticized private firm running the audit that said in court filings they expect to perform similar work across the country. Multiple audits have already confirmed the accuracy of the vote in Maricopa County election experts say the Senate's review is nothing more than a grift and have warned of it spread to other states. For NPR News. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix. Canadian lawmakers discussed last night last week's discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous Children. The Children were found buried at the side of the former Canadian residential school. It's in British Columbia. Dan Carp in Chuck Reports from Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canadian citizens must acknowledge the country failed in its duty to these Children and their families. The undocumented remains were discovered using ground penetrating radar at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. Residential schools operated for more than a century from the late 18 hundreds. They were funded by the government and run by churches to assimilate native Children into White society. Thousands were abused. It's believed as many as 4000 died of neglect and abuse. Dan Carp in check reporting. This is NPR. What? W A B C news in Atlanta on Good morning. I'm the saree. Um activists continue to call for changes of George's Department of Labor as the meal. Moffett reports some out of work, residents, labor leaders and Democratic lawmakers remain frustrated over delayed benefits. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler argues the state is leading the way in paying claims. But the unemployed Georgians who gathered outside the department's downtown Atlantic career center.

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Judge Calls Temporary Halt to Arizona Election Audit

BBC World Service

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Judge Calls Temporary Halt to Arizona Election Audit

"A judge in Arizona ordered a temporary stop to a Republican led effort to recount ballots from the 2020 presidential election from member station Cage's in Phoenix, Ben Giles reports. The suspension, though, will not go into effect. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Corey made his order contingent on the state Democratic Party. Hosting a $1 million bond. The party declined. But the judge also ordered that private firms hired by Senate Republicans, toe audit voting systems and recount 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County must follow state election laws. Those firms led by the Florida bass tech companies. Cyber Ninjas must present evidence in court on Monday, showing there in full compliance with laws to protect voter information and the confidentiality of ballots. The Democratic Party filed the lawsuit on Thursday. Attorneys argued the firm is unqualified to conduct the review and has already run afoul of the state's election

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"ben giles" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:37 min | 1 year ago

"ben giles" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"All things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. As we know the Republicans lost the White House and the Senate and failed to gain control of the house in the 2020 election. Now, traditionally, in the weeks and months after an election, the losing party hunkers down to try and figure out what went wrong, But Nothing about 2020 was traditional, and the aftermath of that election has been just as unusual. To be sure, the GOP is trying to figure out what it is what it stands for, but it's still operating in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. So Let's dig into what's happening with the party not only in Washington but also in Ohio and Arizona. This is our week in politics segment, and we're joined now by Nathan Gonzalez, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member station Cage's in Phoenix, and Andy Chow, a reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Who joins us from Columbus. Welcome to all three of you. Hello. Thank you for having me. Thank you. Right been in Andy. I want to start by hearing from each of you What's been happening in your state's Republican Party's been you're in Arizona, where the State Party has taken some pretty aggressive steps against a few notable Arizona Republicans, right? Yeah, Just this past Saturday, the Arizona Republican Party held its biennial convention. If you Will, they elect the party's leaders for the next two years. But they also considered a couple of centers for top Arizona Republicans. That includes the current governor, Doug Ducey, former U S Senator Jeff Flake, and also Cindy McCain, the widow of former U S. Senator John McCain. And the thrust of those centers was that these are Republicans who didn't have enough fealty for former President Donald Trump governor do see supported Trump but drew his ire when he certified the election results in Arizona that showed Joe Biden won state and as far as McCain and flake. They both endorsed Biden and have spoken out against Trump. And that lack of loyalty brought down the fire from sort of the die hard Republicans who are really involved in state politics here, huh? Well, what about Ohio Andy this week, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking another term. Other Republicans are making noises about challenging the current governor there. Mike DeWine. When he's up for reelection in 2022, Can you just talk about? Who are these Republicans who want to make a run for these offices? Arizona is very similar to what's happening in Ohio, where you do have sort of these factions of Republicans of people like Jim Renee See who came into Congress earlier in 2010. On that tea party wave. You also have people like Josh Mandel. He used to run or he used to serve as Ohio's treasurer. And then you have just again. This in party fighting between these mainstream establishment Republicans and these so called Trump Republicans. Well, okay, Nathan, let's bring you in here when it comes to Republicans. Are you surprised by what you're hearing from Andy and from Ben that Republicans air going after their own in Arizona, and the party's getting kind of tug to the right in some places in Ohio? I think the tension within the Republican Party right now is that there is this desire to stay loyal to the president, but a lack of self reflection about what happened in the 2020 elections. It appears that Republicans at the state and local level are doubling and tripling down on a trump coalition. That was not large enough to keep the White House not large enough to take control of this urge to keep control of the Senate and not large enough to take back the house. Well, what do you think anything I mean this lack of self reflection that you speak of And these current dynamics in the Republican Party. What What does all of that due to what conservative means today? Well, the conservative label. I had tend to shy away from labels because I'm not sure what they mean anymore because I think right now people throw around the word conservative. But when we're talking about Republicans were really talking about Are you sufficiently for President Trump? You know there are some, like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse right? Think is trying to make the distinction between what it means to be a conservative or what a conservative was. 5 10 15 years ago, But all of these terms have become blurred. And then the Republican Party has come to be the primarily the following of of a person. And now that it comes time for some sort of transition. Well, Republicans can't even agree. If there should be a transition, and if they do want to transition, it becomes difficult because nobody else is President Trump one thing the Republicans I think you're going to face in the midterm elections. Is. How do you turn out the Trump Coalition That is primarily the following of a person when he is not on the ballot, and there was a portion of the Republican coalition that They like him. They also don't like Republican politicians. They think they're all part of the swamp, and that's problematic for for a down ballot. Republican candidates I want to talk a little bit more about these factions inside the Republican Party, and I want to do that in the context of something we heard earlier this week on this show from Republican pollster Whit Ayers. Let me just play a piece of tape for you thesis, something he had said. January, 6 was the opening battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party. The GOP is seriously split into our governing faction and a populous faction. Governing faction dominated the party for years and still dominates today among elected officials. The populist faction was present before Donald Trump's candidacy. But Trump expanded it and grew it into a dominant force in Republican primaries. Although it never became a majority force in the country. I want to turn a and e and bend again. I mean, do you agree that some of what? What Ares is saying is indeed happening at the state level and he wanted you go ahead and start I definitely agree, and I think it's interesting the way he puts it as the populist branch in the governing branch. We we've been seeing this a lot, especially in the primaries in Ohio, where even current governor Mike DeWine faced a tough primary against the his challenger who was positioning herself as the Trump Republican Ben Giles. I see that happening in different ways of two levels. In Arizona. There's elections that the statewide level where Democrats have now won both of the states U. S Senate seats in two years. And Donald Trump obviously lost the state's popular vote in 2020. That's because for years, centrist politicians have been the winners at the state level and either a little bit left of center or a little bit right of center. Either of those seems to be a fine option for voters statewide in Arizona, but what we've seen is At lower levels is particularly at the state legislature in those Republican primaries that trump populace of that type of candidate is still flourishing. Nathan Gonzales. If I could add another wing. I don't know if that works with the metaphor, another wing to the party, But another faction is the people who invaded the capital on January 6th and all Trump supporters did not invade the capital. But I don't think Republicans have really wrestled with that. Those people who did that were owned by a large trump supporters. But what that does to the court the overall Republican Party is There are Republicans who were trump voters, and they were in it for the policy. They were in it for the judges. They didn't like. Trump is a person or the tweets. But now that he isn't in power and doesn't have the ability or leverage to deliver on those things. Those sort of policy. Maybe it's the establishment or governing Republicans are looking at People who invaded the capital there looking at the person who beat a police officer with an American flag and say, Is this a group? I want to be a part of and we have to remember. Republicans can't afford to lose voters right. Their current coalition was not enough to put them in power, so they don't have a lot of margin for error. Yeah. We will have to leave it there. We have been talking with Nathan Gonzales, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member Station Cage's and Andy Chow, reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Thank you to all three of you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you..

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"ben giles" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"ben giles" Discussed on KCRW

"As we know the Republicans lost the White House and the Senate and failed to gain control of the house in the 2020 election. Now, traditionally, in the weeks and months after an election, the losing party hunkers down to try and figure out what went wrong, But Nothing about 2020 was traditional, and the aftermath of that election has been just as unusual. To be sure, the GOP is trying to figure out what it is what it stands for, but it's still operating in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. So Let's dig into what's happening with the party not only in Washington but also in Ohio and Arizona. This is our week in politics segment, and we're joined now by Nathan Gonzalez, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member station Cage's in Phoenix, and Andy Chow, a reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Who joins us from Columbus. Welcome to all three of you. Hello. Thank you for having me. Thank you. Right. Been an Andy. I want to start by hearing from each of you What's been happening in your state's Republican Party's been you're in Arizona, where the State Party has taken some pretty aggressive steps against a few notable Arizona Republicans, right? Yeah, Just this past Saturday, the Arizona Republican Party held its biennial convention. If you Will, they elect the party's leaders for the next two years. But they also considered a couple of centers for top Arizona Republicans. That includes the current governor, Doug Ducey, former U S Senator Jeff Flake, and also Cindy McCain, the widow of former U S. Senator John McCain. And the thrust of those centers was that these are Republicans who didn't have enough fealty for former President Donald Trump governor do see supported Trump but drew his ire when he certified the election results in Arizona that showed Joe Biden won state and as far as McCain and flake. They both endorsed Biden and have spoken out against Trump. And that lack of loyalty brought down the fire from sort of the die hard Republicans who are really involved in state politics here, huh? Well, what about Ohio Andy this week, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking another term. Other Republicans are making noises about challenging the current governor there. Mike DeWine. When he's up for reelection in 2022, Can you just talk about? Who are these Republicans who want to make a run for these offices? Arizona is very similar to what's happening in Ohio, where you do have sort of these factions of Republicans of people like Jim Renee See who came into Congress earlier in 2010. On that tea party wave. You also have people like Josh Mandel. He used to run or he used to serve as Ohio's treasurer. And then you have just again. This in party fighting between these mainstream establishment Republicans and these so called Trump Republicans. Well, okay, Nathan, let's bring you in here when it comes to Republicans. Are you surprised by what you're hearing from Andy and from Ben that Republicans air going after their own in Arizona, and the party's getting kind of tug to the right in some places in Ohio? I think the tension within the Republican Party right now is that there is this desire to stay loyal to the president, but a lack of self reflection about what happened in the 2020 elections. It appears that Republicans at the state and local level are doubling and tripling down on a trump coalition. That was not large enough to keep the White House not large enough to take control of this air to keep control of the Senate and not large enough to take back the house. Well, what do you think anything I mean this lack of self reflection that you speak of And these current dynamics in the Republican Party. What What does all of that due to what conservative means today? Well, the conservative label. I had tend to shy away from labels because I'm not sure what they mean anymore because I think right now people throw around the word conservative. But when we're talking about Republicans were really talking about Are you sufficiently for President Trump? You know, there are some like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. What I think is trying to make the distinction between what it means to be a conservative what a conservative was. 5 10 15 years ago, But all of these terms have become blurred and in the Republican Party has come to be the primarily the following of of a person. And now that it comes time for some sort of transition. Well, Republicans can't even agree. If there should be a transition, and if they do want to transition, it becomes difficult because nobody else is President Trump one thing the Republicans I think you're going to face in the midterm elections. Is how do you turn out the Trump Coalition? That is primarily the following of a person when he is not on the ballot, and there was a portion of the Republican coalition that they like him. They also don't like Republican politicians. They think they're all part of the swamp, and that's problematic for for down ballot Republican candidates. I want to talk a little bit more about these factions inside the Republican Party, and I want to do that in the context of something we heard earlier this week on this show from Republican pollster Whit Ayers. Let me just play a piece of tape for you thesis, something he had said. January, 6 was the opening battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party. The GOP is seriously split into our governing faction and a populous faction. The governing faction dominated the party for years and still dominates today among elected officials..

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"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:44 min | 1 year ago

"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The table and protecting their health and the health of others are wjbf daughter work. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. As we know the Republicans lost the White House and the Senate and failed to gain control of the house in the 2020 election. Now, traditionally, in the weeks and months after an election, the losing party hunkers down to try and figure out what went wrong, But Nothing about 2020 was traditional, and the aftermath of that election has been just as unusual. To be sure, the GOP is trying to figure out what it is what it stands for, but it's still operating in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. So Let's dig into what's happening with the party not only in Washington but also in Ohio and Arizona. This is our week in politics segment, and we're joined now by Nathan Gonzalez, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member station Cage's in Phoenix, and Andy Child reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Who joins us from Columbus. Welcome to all three of you. Hello. Thank you for having me. Thank you. Right been in Andy. I want to start by hearing from each of you What's been happening in your state's Republican Party's been you're in Arizona, where the State Party has taken some pretty aggressive steps against a few notable Arizona Republicans, right? Yeah, Just this past Saturday, the Arizona Republican Party held its biennial convention. If you Will, they elect the party's leaders for the next two years. But they also considered a couple of centers for top Arizona Republicans. That includes the current governor, Doug Ducey, former U S Senator Jeff Flake, and also Cindy McCain, the widow of former U S. Senator John McCain. And the thrust of those centers was that these are Republicans who didn't have enough fealty for former President Donald Trump governor do see supported Trump but drew his ire when he certified the election results in Arizona that showed Joe Biden won state and as far as McCain and flake. They both endorsed Biden and have spoken out against Trump. And that lack of loyalty brought down the fire from sort of the die hard Republicans who are really involved in state politics here, huh? Well, what about Ohio Andy this week, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking another term. Other Republicans are making noises about challenging the current governor there. Mike DeWine. When he's up for reelection in 2022, Can you just talk about? Who are these Republicans who want to make a run for these offices? Arizona is very similar to what's happening in Ohio, where you do have sort of these factions of Republicans of people like Jim Renee See who came into Congress earlier in 2010. On that tea party wave. You also have people like Josh Mandel. He used to run or he used to serve as Ohio's treasurer. And then you have just again. This in party fighting between these mainstream establishment Republicans and these so called Trump Republicans. Well, okay, Nathan, let's bring you in here when it comes to Republicans. Are you surprised by what you're hearing from Andy and from Ben that Republicans air going after their own in Arizona, and the party's getting kind of tug to the right in some places in Ohio? I think the tension within the Republican Party right now is that there is this desire to stay loyal to the president, but a lack of self reflection about what happened in the 2020 elections. It appears that Republicans at the state and local level are doubling and tripling down on a trump coalition. That was not large enough to keep the White House not large enough to take control of this air to keep control of the Senate and not large enough to take back the house. Well, what do you think anything I mean this lack of self reflection that you speak of And these current dynamics in the Republican Party. What What does all of that due to what conservative means today? Well, the conservative label. I tend to shy away from labels because I'm not sure what they mean anymore because I think right now people throw around the word conservative. But when we're talking about Republicans were really talking about Are you sufficiently for President Trump? You know, there are some, like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse right? Think is trying to make the distinction between what it means to be a conservative what a conservative was. 5 10 15 years ago, But all of these terms have become blurred. And then the Republican Party has come to be the primarily the following of of a person. And now that it comes time for some sort of transition. Well, Republicans can't even agree. If there should be a transition, and if they do want to transition, it becomes difficult because nobody else is President Trump one thing the Republicans I think you're going to face in the midterm elections. Is. How do you turn out the Trump Coalition That is primarily the following of a person when he is not on the ballot, and there was a portion of the Republican coalition that They like him. They also don't like Republican politicians. They think they're all part of the swamp, and that's problematic for for a down ballot. Republican candidates I want to talk a little bit more about these factions inside the Republican Party, and I want to do that in the context of something we heard earlier this week on this show from Republican pollster Whit Ayers. Let me just play a piece of tape for you thesis, something he had said. January, 6 was the opening battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party. The GOP is seriously split into our governing faction and a populous faction. Governing faction dominated the party for years and still dominates today among elected officials. The populace faction was president before Donald Trump's candidacy. But Trump expanded it and grew it into a dominant force in Republican primaries. Although it never became a majority force in the country. I want to turn a Andy and Ben again. I mean, do you agree that some of what? What Ares is saying is indeed happening at the state level and he wanted you go ahead and start I definitely agree, and I think it's interesting the way he puts it as the populist branch in the governing branch. We we've been seeing this a lot, especially in the primaries in Ohio, where even current governor Mike DeWine faced a tough primary against the his challenger who was positioning herself as the Trump Republican Ben Giles. I see that happening in different ways of two levels. In Arizona, there's elections of the statewide level. Where Democrats have now won both of the States. U. S Senate seats in two years, and Donald Trump obviously lost the state's popular vote in 2020. That's because for years, centrist politicians have been The winners at the state level and either a little bit left of center or a little bit right of center. Either of those seems to be a fine option for voters statewide in Arizona. But what we've seen is at lower levels, particularly at the state legislature in those Republican primaries that Trump populism that type of candidate Is still flourishing. Nathan Gonzalez if I could add another wing. I don't know if that works with the metaphor, another wing to the party, But another faction is the people who invaded the capital on January 6th and all Trump supporters did not invade the capital. But I don't think Republicans have really wrestled with that. Those people who did that word by a large trump supporters, but what that does to the court. The overall Republican Party is There are Republicans who were trump voters, and they were in it for the policy. They were in it for the judges. They didn't like. Trump is a person or the tweets. But now that he isn't in power and doesn't have the ability or leverage to deliver on those things. Those sort of policy. Maybe it's the establishment or governing. Republicans are looking at the people who invaded the capital there, looking at the person who beat a police officer with an American flag and say, Is this a group? I want to be a part of, and we have to remember. Republicans can't afford to lose voters right. Their current coalition was not enough to put them in power. So they don't have a lot of margin for error. Yeah. We will have to leave it there. We have been talking with Nathan Gonzales, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member Station Cage's and Andy Chow, reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Thank you to all three of you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you..

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"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"ben giles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. As we know the Republicans lost the White House and the Senate and failed to gain control of the house in the 2020 election. Now, traditionally, in the weeks and months after an election, the losing party hunkers down to try and figure out what went wrong, But Nothing about 2020 was traditional, and the aftermath of that election has been just as unusual. To be sure, the GOP is trying to figure out what it is what it stands for, but it's still operating in the shadow of former President Donald Trump. So Let's dig into what's happening with the party not only in Washington but also in Ohio and Arizona. This is our week in politics segment, and we're joined now by Nathan Gonzalez, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections. Ben Giles, correspondent with member station Cage's in Phoenix, and Andy Chow, a reporter with Ohio Public Radio. Who joins us from Columbus. Welcome to all three of you. Hello. Thank you for having me. Right. Benton? Andy. I want to start by hearing from each of you What's been happening in your state's Republican Party's been You're in Arizona, where the State Party has taken some pretty aggressive steps against a few notable Arizona Republicans, right? Yeah, Just this past Saturday, the Arizona Republican Party held its biennial convention. If you Will, they elect the party's leaders for the next two years. But they also considered a couple of centers for top Arizona Republicans. That includes the current governor, Doug Ducey, former U S Senator Jeff Flake, and also Cindy McCain, the widow of former U S. Senator John McCain. And the thrust of those centers was that these are Republicans who didn't have enough fealty for former President Donald Trump governor do see supported Trump. That drew his ire when he certified the election results in Arizona that showed Joe Biden won state and as far as McCain and flake. They both endorsed Biden and have spoken out against Trump. And that lack of loyalty. Brought down the fire from sort of the die hard Republicans who are really involved in state politics here, huh? Well, what about Ohio Andy this week, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking another term. Other Republicans are making noises about challenging the current governor there. Mike DeWine. When he's up for reelection in 2022, Can you just talk about? Who are these Republicans who want to make a run for these offices? Arizona is very similar to what's happening in Ohio, where you do have sort of these factions of Republicans of people like Jim Renee See who came into Congress earlier in 2010. On that tea party wave. You also have people like Josh Mandel. He used to run or he used to serve as Ohio's treasurer. And then you have just again. This in party fighting between these mainstream establishment Republicans and these so called Trump Republicans. Well, okay, Nathan, let's bring you in here when it comes to Republicans. Are you surprised by what you're hearing from Andy and from Ben that Republicans air going after their own in Arizona, and the party's getting kind of tug to the right in some places in Ohio? I think the tension within the Republican Party right now is that there is this desire to stay loyal to the president, but a lack of self reflection about what happened in the 2020 elections. It appears that Republicans at the state and local level are doubling and tripling down on a trump coalition. That was not large enough to keep the White House not large enough to take control of this air to keep control of the Senate and not large enough to take back the house. Well, what do you think anything I mean this lack of self reflection that you speak of And these current dynamics in the Republican Party. What What does all of that due to what conservative means today? Well, the conservative label. I tend to shy away from labels because I'm not sure what they mean anymore because I think right now people throw around the word conservative. But when we're talking about Republicans were really talking about Are you sufficiently for President Trump? You know, there are some, like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse right? Think is trying to make the distinction between what it means to be a conservative what a conservative was. 5 10 15 years ago, But all of these terms have become blurred. And then the Republican Party has come to be the primarily the following of person, And now that it comes time for some sort of transition. Well, Republicans can't even agree. If there should be a transition, and if they do want to transition, it becomes difficult because nobody else is President Trump one thing the Republicans I think you're going to face in the midterm elections. Is. How do you turn out the Trump Coalition That is primarily the following of a person when he is not on the ballot, and there was a portion of the Republican coalition that They like him. They also don't like Republican politicians. They think they're all part of the swamp, and that's problematic for for a down ballot. Republican candidates I want to talk a little bit more about these factions inside the Republican Party, and I want to do that in the context of something we heard earlier this week on this show from Republican pollster Whit Ayers. Let me just play a piece of tape for you thesis, something he had said January 6 was the opening battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party. GOP is seriously split into our governing faction and a populous faction. The governing faction dominated the party for years and still dominates today among elected officials. The populace faction was president before Donald Trump's candidacy. But Trump expanded it and grew it into a dominant force in Republican primaries. Although it never became a majority force in the country. I want to turn a and e and Ben again. I mean, do you agree that some of what? What Ares is saying is indeed happening at the state level and he wanted you go ahead and start I definitely agree, and I think it's interesting the way he puts it as the populist branch in the governing branch. We we've been seeing this a lot, especially in the primaries in Ohio, where even current governor Mike DeWine faced a tough primary against the his challenger who was positioning herself as the Trump Republican Ben Giles..

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"That same day, Ariano sent a letter to party officials demanding an audit of the election. A handful of Republicans have echoed that call, citing irregularities in the way party officials handled and counted votes. Concerns mounted the day of the election when a candidate for a congressional district committee seat was announced as the winner. Hours later, officials said, there'd been a mistake she'd lost trade. Terry is an active member of the Republican Party in the West Valley of Metro Phoenix. Lot of questions A lot of concerns, and this is supposed to be the party of election integrity, and I don't think we have that on Saturday. Terry's biggest concern a lack of transparency about the results. It's been nearly a week and the party still hasn't released a full count of the votes for party leaders. Final tally wasn't shared with Republican voters until Thursday evening, Terry said. That's unusual vote tallies are traditionally read out loud the day of the election. Kim Owens, who supported Arianna is bid for party chair. Said other Republicans or upset the party breached protocol and didn't allow witnesses to observe the counting process. Owens doesn't expect an audit to upend wards reelection. But she said it's critical for a party that claims to care a lot about election integrity to ensure its own vote was run properly. We can't just talk the talk. We have to walk the walk, and this is a perfect example of if there was nothing to hide. There's nothingto hide. Let's put it all out in the open count the vote. Party officials, including Ward have not responded to their fellow Republicans. The party sent a letter to Republicans claiming votes were counted appropriately. The letter did not address demands for a recount, but said the results were final for NPR News. I'm Ben Giles and Phoenix Many countries are finding it difficult to get hold of the vaccines they want. Take Argentina. Its efforts to go with the Fizer vaccine broke down, and it's now turned to a controversial Russian vaccine called Sputnik V. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more Understand Argentina's rush to authorize the Sputnik V vaccine, which hasn't yet one authorization from any major regulator. You have to remember how hard the country has been hit by this pandemic. It had one of the most severe lockdowns on the continent, yet has ended up with a covert death rate that's even worse than neighboring Brazil. Real. Our niece works in the intensive care unit at the hospital son, Martine, just outside Buenos Aries, she says this last year caring for covert patients has been devastating Impact The motel a very serious affected me a lot, the loss of loved ones off patients and more than anything, the best that we have seen. Standing outside our hospital, she says. The tragedy of this pandemic will stay with her forever, which I can't get by this, You know, much as decidedly many people left suffered a lot of sadness..

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"Here's Ben Giles of member station Cage's in Phoenix. On Saturday, Ward claimed victory in a tight race for chair party officials announced she defeated Sergio Ariano, a southern Arizona businessman by 42 votes. Two days later, the State Party tweeted a video of award boasting of her win. I've been told that the lobbyists the slime, the consultants in Washington, D. C. Thought they were finally going to be rid of me. They were finally going to be rid of trump. Well, I've got news for you, folks. I'm still here. That same day, Ariano sent a letter to party officials demanding an audit of the election. A handful of Republicans have echoed that call, citing irregularities in the way party officials handled and counted votes. Concerns mounted the day of the election when a candidate for a congressional district committee seat was announced as the winner. Hours later, officials said, there'd been a mistake she'd lost. Great. Terry is an active member of the Republican Party in the West Valley of Metro Phoenix. There are a lot of questions there a lot of concerns, and this is You're supposed to be the party of election integrity and I don't think we have that on Saturday. Terry's biggest concern a lack of transparency about the results. It's been nearly a week and the party still hasn't released a full count of the votes for party leaders. Final tally wasn't shared with Republican voters until Thursday evening, Terry said. That's unusual vote tallies are traditionally read out loud the day of the election. Kim Owens, who supported Arianna is bid for party chair, said other Republicans or upset the party breached protocol and didn't allow witnesses to observe the counting process. Ones doesn't expect an audit to upend wards reelection. But she said it's critical for a party that claims to care a lot about election integrity to ensure its own vote was run properly. We can't just talk the talk. We have to walk the walk, and this is a perfect example of if there was nothing to hide. There's nothing to hide. Let's put it all out in the open count the vote. Party officials, including Ward have not responded to their fellow Republicans. The party sent a letter to Republicans claiming votes were counted appropriately. The letter did not address demands for a recount, but said the results were final for NPR News. I'm Ben Giles and Phoenix many countries are finding it difficult to get hold of the vaccines they want. Take Argentina. Its efforts to go with the Fizer vaccine broke down. And it's now turned to a controversial Russian vaccine called Sputnik V. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more to understand Argentina's rush to authorize the Sputnik V vaccine, which hasn't yet one authorization from any major regulator. You have to remember how hard the country has been hit by this pandemic. It had one of the most severe lockdowns on the continent, yet has ended up with a covert death rate that's even worse than neighboring Brazil. Real. Our niece works in the intensive care unit at the hospital son, Martine just outside Wanna saris, she says this last year caring for covert patients has been devastating Impact the motel a very serious affected me a lot, the loss of loved ones off patients and more than anything, the best that we have seen. Standing outside our hospital, she says. The tragedy of this pandemic will stay with her forever, which I can't get by this, You know, much as many people left suffered a lot of sadness. It's very sad.

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"That same day, Ariano sent a letter to party officials demanding an audit of the election. A handful of Republicans have echoed that call, citing irregularities in the way party officials handled and counted votes. Concerns mounted the day of the election when a candidate for a congressional district committee seat was announced as the winner. Hours later, officials said, there'd been a mistake she'd lost. Great. Terry is an active member of the Republican Party in the West Valley of Metro Phoenix. There are a lot of questions there a lot of concerns and this is supposed to be the party of election integrity and I don't think we have that on Saturday. Terry's biggest concern, ah, lack of transparency about the results. It's been nearly a week and the party still hasn't released a full count of the votes for party leaders. Final tally wasn't shared with Republican voters until Thursday evening, Terry said. That's unusual vote tallies are traditionally read out loud the day of the election. Kim Owens, who supported Arianna is bid for party chair said other Republicans are upset the party breached protocol and didn't allow witnesses to observe the counting process. Ones doesn't expect an audit to upend wards reelection. But she said it's critical for a party that claims to care a lot about election integrity to ensure its own vote was run properly. We can't just talk the talk. We have to walk the walk, and this is a perfect example of if there was nothing to hide. There's nothing to hide. Let's put it all out in the open count the vote. Party officials, including Ward have not responded to their fellow Republicans. The party sent a letter to Republicans claiming votes were counted appropriately. The letter did not address demands for a recount, but said the results were final for NPR News. I'm Ben Giles and Phoenix Many countries are finding it difficult to get hold of the vaccines they want. Take Argentina. Its efforts to go with the Fizer vaccine broke down, and it's now turned to a controversial Russian vaccine called Sputnik V. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more Understand Argentina's rush to authorize the Sputnik V vaccine, which hasn't yet one authorization from any major regulator. You have to remember how hard the country's been hit by this pandemic. It had one of the most severe lockdowns on the continent, yet has ended up with a covert death rate that's even worse than neighboring Brazil. Real. Our niece works in the intensive care unit at the hospital son, Martine just outside. Wanna saris, she says this last year caring for covert patients has been devastating. Maybe back to motel a very serious affected me a lot, The loss of loved ones off patients and more than anything, the best that we have seen. Standing outside our hospital, she says. The tragedy of this pandemic will stay with her forever, which I can't get by this. You know, much as many people left suffered a lot of sadness. It's.

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"Rappers reporting Cuban wrapper, the analysts things we don't agree what decree 3 49 That protest song was recorded two years ago. This round of protests against center Sep is much larger now that internationally recognized Cuban artists are joining in, says Cuba expert Ted Hankin of Brew College. That kind of contagion is what the government most fears within hours of last weekend's protest. Government officials change course. Calling the protesters ponds of the US part of a CIA plot subversives. Cuba's president Miguel DS canal tweeted. The Sanusi dra movement was nothing more than a reality show created by us Imperial ists people, not me, not We will not allow meddling from the north, he told a crowd of government supporters. Talks between the government and protesters were initially planned for this week, but none have been scheduled. That conflict puts the incoming Biden administration in a difficult spot. The president elect has already promised to reverse Trump administration sanctions against the Cuban regime. However, that shouldn't be seen as approval of the regimes human rights record, says University of California San Diego professor Richard Feinberg, But on the contrary that by lifting certain sanctions that will increase U. S influence on the island and taking the long view that in the U. S national interest Protester, an artist Tania Bruguera says Despite the threats, she will continue demanding greater freedoms in Cuba. I'm not scared. I am curious. I am furious. She says She will continue to protest respectfully but never back down. Carrie Kahn. NPR News Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly was sworn in yesterday, becoming the first of the newly elected senators to take the oath of office, then Giles of member station, Cage's and Phoenix Tells us what to expect with his right hand on a Bible held by fellow Democrat Pearson Cinema. Kelly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and oath administered by Vice President Mike Pence, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties. The office upon which you are about to enter, so help you God, I do. Congratulations, Senator. Most senators won't be sworn in until January. But Kelly defeated Republican Martha McSally in a special election that determined who would finish the term of the late Senator John McCain. Kelly's Senate race was one of the most closely watched and most expensive campaigns in the country. It's the first time since 1953 that both of Arizona senators are Democrats. Kelly's victory was also crucial for the party nationally as they see control of the Senate that will ultimately be decided by two run off elections and Georgia next month. Kelly sees no reason to wait to get to work. We have a crisis right now on Arizonans and millions of Americans across the country deserves some relief from The economic impact of covert 19. Kelly was sworn in one day after a bipartisan group of senators floated a $900 billion coronavirus relief proposal. It's an attempt to find the middle ground between the disparate aid packages sought by congressional Republicans and Democrats. Hey, I am in favor always in favor of compromise, and I'm looking at the proposal. Open it. Don't mention about it just earlier today. And they're going to speak to my now new colleagues about it as well. Kelly may be getting a head start on other newly elected senators, but he'll have less time in office before having to run again. There are two years left and McCain's last term, meaning Kelly will be up for re election in 2022 for NPR news. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix coming up this afternoon on all things considered. There are now at least three effective experimental vaccines against covert 19 and every country wants them who decides who comes first. Listen by asking your smart speaker to play NPR or your local station by name. This is NPR news. I'm gonna go right back to Joe McConnell for.

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"Count of Monte Cristo on the man with the Iron mask. But Damar himself let her life as colorful as many of his gallery of rogues, villains and heroes. He had a Haitian enslaved grandmother and a noble grandfather. He was prolific on the page and pretty active away from it, too. At first with a series of successful plays and then were serialized novels, his production house churned out hundreds of thousands of pages of gripping narrative. He had pet projects like building a mansion and theater. He had countless mistresses. Oh, and he frequently found himself in legal disputes and on the run from debt collectors with my four expert guests, I'll be talking about Alexandre Dumas in this the 150th anniversary of his death. Lie from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting at this winner is going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this country. Dr. Robert Redfield says there could be another 150,000 deaths from covert 19 and with hospitals reaching capacity, he says, there appears to be no where in the country untouched by the pandemic. That is, we sit here today. 90% of our hospitals in this nation. Actually in what we call one of the hot stones in the Red Zone right field, spoke Wednesday at the U. S Chamber of Commerce has a number of people hospitalized in the U. S is approaching 100,000 more than double last month's number. Redfield said wary Mass is not up for debate and that the latest surgeon cases have been traced back to home gatherings. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says it's time to hunker down. He's urging Angelenos to cancel all non essential activities and stay home because of the surge in new infections, he says. They've tripled since early November, Hospitalizations have reached a new peak and deaths of nearly doubled. Public health officials in the U. S welcoming British emergency approval of the Corona virus vaccine developed by the farm Big Exit ICAL giant Fizer. The UK is the first Western nation to green light the shots in Pierre's Richard Harris reports. The FDA is close. But has yet to approve visors vaccine, the United Kingdom's equivalent of the FDA moved quickly to approve the Fizer vaccine, and that has raised questions about the speed of the U. S process. But Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar praised the U. K's decision. The approval of another independent regulatory body. Should give Americans additional confidence in the quality of such a vaccine. The FDA has another week of work to go before a public meeting next Thursday. Approval could come shortly after that. Operation warp speed, officials say for planning purposes only. They've picked December 15th as the date when the first doses could ship to the 50 states and two federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs. Richard Harris. NPR news by his president. Pence is sworn in Arizona's newest senator, Democrat Mark Kelly, from member station K. Jay Z. In Phoenix. Been Giles reports, Kelly was assisted by Arizona Senator Kiersten Cinema who held the Bible on which Kelly swore the oath of office. In two years Time Cinema and Kelly have given Democrats control of both of Arizona Senate seats, a rarity in a traditionally Republican state. Kelly defeated Republican Martha McSally last month in the special election. MC Sally was appointed to fill the seat following the death of Senator John McCain. Kelly's Senate swearing in means Republicans majority in the chamber is now narrowed to 50 to 48. Control of the Senate will ultimately be decided by run offs for Georgia's two Senate seats in January for NPR news. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix. This is NPR. President he liked. O. Biden is getting behind a compromise coronavirus relief bill. He's urging Congress to pass the bill now saying more aid will follow next year. His remarks follow the decision by top congressional Democrats to back up their demands for a much larger package at using more than $900 billion proposal unveiled by a moderate group of lawmakers. As the basis for negotiations to Hong Kong, where court has denied bail to media mogul and democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai after he was charged with fraud. NPR's Shawn Rux, it's reports that means a 73 year old publisher may spend the next four months in detention. The court decision to deny lie bail comes a day after three other prominent Hong Kong democracy activists were sentenced to prison for their roles in a protest last year. Local media and The Associated Press report that his case is adjourned until April. 16th Lies. One of the highest profile figures in Hong Kong is democracy movement. He was arrested in August, and police raided the offices of his newspaper Apple Daily. At the time, police said he was suspected of violating a controversial new national security law. So far, though no charges have been made. The Chinese leadership imposed the national security law in Hong Kong this summer. Officials say it was necessary after sometimes violent protests shook the territory. Critics say it's designed to silence dissent. John Rue, which NPR news authorities in Alaska, say they believe six people are missing after four homes were destroyed by mudslides and the community of Haines. Search and rescue efforts were suspended Wednesday evening because rain was still falling authority cited unstable ground..

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"Move forward, plus the politics of presidential pardons. First the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack's fear. Congressional Democrats are endorsing a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill and calling on Republicans to work on a compromise. NPR's Kelsey's now reports. The move is a significant shift for Democrats would previously focused on a much bigger package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing a $908 billion bill that is being framed as an interim patch. It's the first time the two top Democrats have embraced legislations smaller than the $2.2 trillion bill that passed the House in October. Legislation includes money for states, small businesses and people who have lost jobs during the pandemic. Republicans rejected that proposal when it was first announced. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is focused instead on a smaller relief package that can win support from President Trump. But Democrats are asking Republicans to work with them to reach a compromise in hopes of passing a bill before the end of the year. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington U. S. Health officials say the best way to stay safe during the holiday season is to stay at home, though, officials say for those who ignore that advice, testing before and after any trip should be mandatory. Many Americans did not follow. The CDC is guidance over Thanksgiving, and it's expected as a result, covert 19 cases will be increasing in coming days. Number of corner virus cases has been soaring again, with colder weather hitting many parts of the country. More than 13.8 million Americans have tested positive for the virus. While more than 172,000 Americans have died earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence swore in Arizona's newest senator, Democrat Mark Kelly. Remember Station Cage's in Phoenix, Ben Giles reports. Kelly was assisted by Arizona Senator Kirsten Cinema who held the Bible on which Kelly swore the oath of office in two years. Time Cinema and Kelly have given Democrats control of both of Arizona Senate seats. Rarity in a traditionally Republican state. Kelly defeated Republican Martha McSally last month in the special election make Sally was appointed to fill the seat following the death of Senator John McCain. Eli's Senate swearing in means Republicans majority in the chamber is now narrowed to 50 to 48 control of the Senate will ultimately be decided by run offs for Georgia's two Senate seats in January. For NPR News. I'm Ben Giles and Phoenix Federal Appeals court has ruled a lower court judge wrongly blocked the implementation of North Carolina's photo voter I d law last year. And most opinion by panel, the fourth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided District Judge Florida Biggs aired by declaring 2018 requirement was tainted by racial bias launched because of previous voter I d law had been struck down on similar grounds. Both were approved by Republican controlled legislatures. The opinion does not mean North Carolina's voter ID requirement could be carried out those since an injunction is still in place in state court. On Wall Street. The Dow was up 59 points. You're listening to NPR man, This is KCRW on Larry Perella. Very good afternoon to you. Here is what's happening. At 304. The number of L A county residents dying of covert 19 each day has nearly doubled in the past month. Director of L. A county's Department of Public Health. Barbara for rare, announced another 40 death today, she says the nearly 6000 new cases also reported today have a grim underside because we know that these deaths reflect case counts from a month ago as cases continue to increase. We should all be extremely distressed about what this likely means for the number of deaths that will continue to see As they, too will increase the daily case right and test positivity rates of both more than tripled in the past month, she says. The biggest question about the most recent state safer at home orders isn't whether they're effective enough. It's whether people choose to follow them where you fall in this effort. Now has a life or death consequence, possibly for people you know and love, but certainly for people across the county. Racial disparities in the number of people getting infected or hospitalized because of Copan 19 are widening again, too, with Latinos getting infected twice as often as white residents. Well as the number of new covert cases and deaths continue to sharply rise. Governor Newsome has dropped hints of another broader stay at home order is soon as tomorrow. But his camp radios Nicole Nixon, reports local officials still in the dark about any plans. Intensive care units that California hospitals are filling up, and on Monday, Newsome warned, another stay at home order could be coming within days. Newsome's health secretary, Dr Mark Galley, said he's been in constant contact with local health officers and hospital administrators. But officials from it least five counties in the state's most restrictive pope. It 19 tear, said they hadn't heard of any further lockdown plans from the state. Yet several county spokesperson said they'd likely support new state guidance. But for now, local health officials, like all Californians are in a holding pattern watching the numbers and awaiting the possibility of new shutdowns that is Cabaret Does Nicole Nixon reporting and LeBron James will be playing in L. A for at least the next couple of seasons. Contract extension with Lakers announced today is agent says the deal valued at about $85 million Support for NPR comes from I drive with remote PC, providing remote access to PCs, Max and servers from anywhere, assisting those working from home and also enabling remote assistance for customers and remote pc dot com. This'll is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari.

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"Well, that's about as close to feeling like you're the live show is I can get right now. Luna doing televisions Classic Marquee Moon I man lit. You are listening to member supported KCRW, Santa Monica, Los Angeles coming up news headlines from NPR and then sort of a continuation of that track. Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its corona virus related quarantine periods. MPR's Rob Stein reports. The CDC says some people can shorten the amount of time they quarantine after coming into possible exposure. The CDC says 14 days of quarantine is still the safest way to reduce the risk of spreading the Corona virus, but the CDC says people could reduce that to 10 days if they never develop any symptoms during that period. And even cut. It's a just a week if they test negative after seven days, those options air slightly riskier, but the city's he says the increased risk could be offset by more people complying. The CDC is also urging people not to travel over the holidays, but says if they have to travel, they should get tested 123 days before they leave and 3 to 5 days after they return. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was putting out in urgent call for blood donations as the Corona virus pandemic worsens. NPR's Sally, her ship says hospitals and other medical facilities are reporting critical shortages. Hospitalization rates in New York are soaring due to the Corona virus. But at the same time the city is down to just three day supply of blood. That's about half of what the mayor says New York needs. So the city has launched an appeal to try to get New Yorkers to donate, and it's even offering prizes like a tour of the Empire State Building. DiBlasio says The goal is to get 25,000 New Yorkers to donate NPR's Sally Her ships reporting retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will be sworn in as Arizona's newest Democratic senator today. And Giles from member station. Cage's reports, Kelly defeated Republican Senator Martha McSally in a special election that determined who would finish the term of the late Senator John McCain. Now that the election results in Arizona have been certified, Kelly is eligible to be sworn in immediately. Kelly's victory means both of Arizona's U. S. Senators will be Democrats for the first time since the 19 fifties. Democrat Kiersten Cinema also defeated make Sally two years ago in the race for Arizona's other Senate seat make. Sally was later appointed to the seat Kelly just one Kelly, swearing in also means the Republican majority in the Senate will shrink by one vote. For NPR News. I'm Ben Giles and Phoenix President Elected Joe Biden will hold a virtual roundtable today, with workers and small business owners taking a hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Today's meeting follows the formal introduction of Biden's economic policy team on Tuesday..

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"Later today, Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is to be sworn in as Arizona's newest Democratic senator from member station Cage's easy Ben Giles prepared this report. Kelly defeated Republican Senator Martha McSally in a special election that determined who would finish the term of the late Senator John McCain. Now that the election results in Arizona have been certified Kelly is eligible to be sworn in immediately. Kelly's victory means both of Arizona's U. S. Senators will be Democrats for the first time since the 19 fifties. Democrat Kiersten Cinema also defeated make Sally two years ago. In the race for Arizona's other Senate seat make. Sally was later appointed to the seat Kelly just one Kelly, swearing in also means the Republican majority in the Senate will shrink by one vote.

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"Weekend edition From NPR NEWS. Scott Simon is away. I'm Leyla Father. Senate Republicans are still working on their latest Corona virus relief bill, but keep programs are ending. An eviction band ends today and the last batch of $600 checks goes out this weekend. The top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell made it clear the GOP bill will continue some aid, but he doesn't want to see any more $600 payments. We also intend to continue some temporary federal supplement to unemployment insurance. While fixing the obvious craziness of paying people Mohr to remain out of the workforce. Democrats want to extend the current benefits through January. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis joins us to bring us up to date on a program millions of Americans are relying on good morning suit. Hey, Good morning. So why don't Republicans want to extend this? Well, they say it's a disincentive and that it's keeping workers from going back into the workforce. What the White House and Senate Republicans seem to be coalescing around is a proposal that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outline that would cap at 70% of your pre pandemic wages on enhance unemployment benefit, Although they're calling this in their words, wage replacement, so clearly, this will lapse at least temporarily, right? Yeah, it seems that way. Senate Republicans were supposed to introduce their proposal last week and they were hoping to move fast on it. But the party's been pretty divided over what to do over this unemployment program, and it's stalled progress, and McConnell said Friday back in Kentucky that he now doesn't expect a deal until at least another few weeks, which, if he's accurate there, it means for certain these benefits. Are going to be expired for some time, although I do want to note that it is possible if they're included an eventual legislation, they could also be retroactive. So tell us about what the Republicans plan to include in their bill to help unemployed Americans, right. It's not just about these benefits. It's a piece of a larger package that they're negotiating, and not all of it is his controversial things that are likely to be included in it is another round of those direct payments to Americans and their families. Is going to be more money for schools, especially to try to get kids back into the classroom. This fall, more money for testing and another round of aid to small businesses through a popular loan program that was approved earlier this year. One of the big riffs that we're seeing is how big they think it should go. Democrats have already passed a bill It is worth about $3 trillion it just goes a lot further than many Republicans are willing to. It includes things like eight to renters to make sure that they don't lose. Warehousing more money for people to get food stamps, and they say it's all the more necessary right now because the virus is surging, and it's not better, which is what Congress has hoped it would be when they last passed a bill about two months ago. So Democrats clearly see this as a political misstep by Republicans. How much of one could it actually be? You know, it really could be one. You look at the political environment right now, and neither the president nor congressional Republicans are doing well politically. The Senate is in play. The president's down in the polls. They need a win right now. They need positive things to campaign on and fighting. This has opened them up to all kinds of new political attacks from Democrats that includes allegations of racial insensitivity like this one from Democratic Congressman Danny Davis, who's black. I'm not going to mince words. A Republican failure to continue the $600 a week federal unemployment supplement. Would represent a racially discriminatory action period. Davis's argument is basically that the pandemic has disproportionately affected black people and other people of color, not just in terms of the health implications, but also the economic ones. That's NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis Soo. Thanks Since June, Arizona has seen rapid, unrelenting growth in daily Corona virus infections. But now case counts have dropped for two weeks in a row. Health experts say it's a clear sign that local orders to wear masks and a state wide shutdown of businesses like bars and gyms are working. Remember Station K. J. A. Z Z in Phoenix, Ben Giles reports Arizona has seen both the number of new cases and hospitalizations for covert 19 drop. But Josh Live Bear, who does Corona virus modeling at Arizona State University, remains cautious. We really couldn't say that we reversed any trends. But I do feel confident in saying that we have stabilized at a sort of a plateau here. Arizona does not have a statewide mask order. But most residents are now covered by local requirements. Labor said those have helped, as did orders aimed at breaking up large gatherings of people that Governor Doug Ducey issued this month. The evidence right now suggests that The new restrictions, and the new practices that have been put into place are definitely having an effect. Without a doubt. We have plateau owed in terms of the number of new cases. We see it a day and also in terms of the following on effects of that hospitalizations in ICU beds and so on. Former state health director will humble, who's been a sharp critic of juicy agrees. But he warned that the state has plateau owed in an untenable position. The number of Corona virus tests coming back positive remains high at roughly 25%. We are not seeing and absolute improvement. What we're seeing is a relative improvement. What I mean by that is that week after week after week over the last two months, things have been getting worse every single week. And finally, we have a week where things didn't get worse. They're still bad, but at least they didn't get worse. There are still nearly 3000 patients hospitalized for covert 19 in Arizona. Dr. Scott Anderson is the chief medical officer at to Sun City hospitals, He said hospital workers across the state have relied on health care workers from across the country who've come to Arizona Zaid. It's a relief that the number of patients being treated for covert 19 is no longer rising. But Anderson said staff has been stretched thin for too long. But remember, we're stable of 90% of our ice cube capacity. So what? We're stable. It's not sustainable. We have so many people who are working additional shifts stepped out of work extra hours. And they're doing that because the community needs but But we need the community take a very active role and continuing to slow the spread of this going forward. Health experts say. That means Arizonans must stay the course. CSU modeler. Josh Labor, said he's concerned about social gatherings at places like bars where people could interact without masks and transmit the virus. This is not a time to let up on the pressure. I think we need to keep what we're doing right now in place. We need to find ways to kind of keep the economy going. But do so while we are following all of these practices that are clearly working governor do sees order shuttering bars, gyms, nightclubs and water parks was set to expire on Monday at midnight. On Thursday. Do see extended the order indefinitely. There's no victory lap today. There's no celebration. Okay, we cannot let up. We need to continue to be vigilant every day in the state of Arizona. To continue pressing and to make sure that we stay focused on the fundamentals for NPR news. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix..

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"In Glendale, 1 34 Eastern Central Avenue. Gotta crash on the right shoulder and traffic is slow coming away from Forest Blonde drive. This is all things considered from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ari Shapiro Corona virus Infections in Arizona have jumped 118% in the last two weeks. And that's led the Republican governor Doug Ducey, tow walk back efforts to reopen the economy. On Monday, he ordered bars, Jim's clubs and water parks too close from member station Cage's easy Ben Giles reports. Over the weekend, more than 1000 Arizona health professionals signed a petition criticizing the governor's pandemic response as too little too late. Lucy has focused on education and recommendations instead of requirements and enforcement. Phoenix physician Cristin Severance organized the petition. People clearly have not responded well to the education. And telling them their risks and pleading with them and You know, recommending strongly, so it seems like the only way we can make it work is to shut things down. On Monday, Ducey said. Some, but not all businesses in the state will have to remain closed for at least the next 30 days. We also saw the photos and Videos of some of the things that were happening around our state this weekend and The result of that has been an increase in the spread to reopen bars, gyms, movie theaters and water recreation businesses will have to have plans approved by the state. The governor is also discouraging gatherings of 50 people are more political events or religious services are exempted. The group that petition do see to take action says the governor's new order doesn't go far enough. They want a second state wide shutdown and a mask mandate. Phoenix restaurant owner Dwayne Allen is among small business owners who fault deuces actions. So far, he says, the focus on reopening the economy and providing businesses flexibility to open in May came at the expense of public health. I think that was ah, wholly misguided approach. For any business community to be successful. There has to be confidence in the market, and when you have a hodgepodge approach, such as we've seen from how the governors approached this this this pandemic, the result is a lack of confidence. Allen had tentatively planned to reopen in October. Now he's pushing that plan to January or later. Other restaurants have and continue to back deuces handling of the pandemic. For NPR News. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix. We're going to take the next few minutes to celebrate the life of Carl Reiner. He was an actor, A director, a writer and a producer. Reiners career, took off with the birth of television comedy and lasted for more than six decades. Carl Reiner died yesterday at age 98. NPR's Ted Robbins has this remembrance If he did nothing else, Carl Reiner would be known for helping create one of American comedies. Most memorable characters, Sir, Is it true that You are 2000 years old. Oh boy, 2000 year old man began as a party joke with Reiners lifelong friend Mel Brooks. It became a huge hit on albums and clubs and on TV. They wrote the bits together with Reiner, playing the Straight man to Brooks is 2000 year old man. He described his role to NPR. Scott signed My job is a job of the audience. I'm asking all the questions that you always would guide. Ask Amanda over 2000. Could you give us the secret of your longevity? Well, the major thing The major thing. Is that I never ever Touch fried.

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