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"benjamin barnes" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Judge's order that would have lifted witness an idea requirements for absentee voting in Alabama. The ruling, however, does allow curbside voting if county's choose to offer it. Alabama's attorney general announces he's appealing the order to the Supreme Court to review that curbside voting provisions. With so many people in Alabama, sending their absentee ballots in the mail, it is recommended that you check it and make sure that it was accepted. If you filled your absentee ballot out and you send it back Instructor with the As instructed with signatures do make sure that you go back to the Alabama votes dot gov website. Now, within a few days to check on it first you scroll down. You go to the absentee voting page. Then you scroll down to the blue highlighted linked to track the status of your ballot. Once you are there, you will see if your ballot has been accepted or not. I'll show you when the application was received when the application resulted in about being melt to the voter when the voters ballot was returned to the absentee election manager and when the voters ballot was successfully received and process The contact section on the Alabama votes dot gov. They have phone numbers their e mail addresses. If you do run into any issues, reaction this morning from Jefferson County Health leaders after a man in Nevada is believed to be re infected with covert 19. Now doctors there say the 25 year old man was re infected. With the virus for six weeks after initially testing positive, so this would be the first reported reinfection case in the U. S. The otherwise reportedly healthy man says he got more serious symptoms the second time around end up in the hospital. The sparks questions about how long the immune response is to protect someone from the infection. It's also why health leaders continue to harp on taking precautions. That just underscores the need to maintain mask wearing social distancing, even if you've been affected in the past, But you just don't know how long you mean System protection. I will last for So again, just do everything they tell you to do. Just make sure you wash your hands and where those mask and socially distance All in Birmingham and you covered 19 testing site. Now open it. Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority. Both walk up drive through. Testing will be conducted Monday through Thursday. 9 a.m. to 3 P.m.. This is on the top floor of the Cooper Grain parking deck. You are encouraged to call the number You see there on your screen to make an appointment, however, walk of participants will be accepted their high school football games impacted once again, but because of covert 19 ST Clair County High School, cancelling its game Friday night. I get centre point because of Kobe 19 concerns in their program door High school, also canceling their game against good hope. It appears that Birmingham native and former Florida State legend Bobby Bowden may not go home today, as expected of the 90 year old diagnosed with Cove in 19 last week, was supposed to be released from the hospital today, but his son says that the doctors want him to get a little stronger. Before they release him from the hospital coach Bowden was admitted to the hospital as a precaution. His wife says that he never showed any severe symptoms, she says he's sounding like his old self again. We expect an update today on the status of this weekend's Ellis you in Florida football game, that game could be in jeopardy. I'm not happening. Florida paused all football practices and meetings Tuesday after an increase of positive test and their program. Multiple reports now say the team has had at least 19 players test positive for the virus. Meanwhile, Florida coach Dan Mullen backed off asking the pack Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with fans after losing At Texas A and M that did have a large crowd with many not wearing masks. Well as we all know, the pandemic has brought on an economic crisis. It's devastated many families all across the country. And that's why Ah group, a mentor group there in Tuscaloosa, is teaming up with local businesses to host a community job. Fair. You go to local joins us live from Tuscaloosa, With more information you Koji. Hey, Good morning. My well, the group mind changer is a mentor group. Mind changes will have that job fair here at the Benjamin Barnes Weinstein, a branch.
"benjamin barnes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Sirius XM one sixty nine and PRX my name is Tom power welcome to the show we're we're pretty far into this thing now and I don't know about you but I'm starting to run out of things to read and run out of things to watch not that there's not a shelf full of books in front of me right now I just don't really know what I want to look at and I think for decades now people have looked to Margaret Atwood in times like this to help us understand the world that we're living in where our world is heading Margaret Atwood is a legend of speculative fiction probably most famously the handmaid's tale it's follow up book the testaments and oryx and crake which is actually about life in the aftermath of a horrible virus and now that we're just engulfed by so much uncertainty these days it feels like the right time to check in with Margaret Atwood and see how she's making sense of this particular moment Margaret Atwood joined us from Toronto she's isolating with her sister Ruth Margaret I hear you've been selling masks with your sister Ruth has that gone well I made the cookies and she did the styling and point of fact but she has she's cut one out for me what she she finally believes I'm gonna sell and and maybe I will is there anything you're enjoying about being stuck at home I don't think I'm going to start to discover things about your house that you've been neglecting for awhile she you're in your house and garden are suddenly involved more interest than they were don't you think I think so I don't have a garden but I sure wish I did you can get some nice potted plants to help inside you can put them on windowsills I only have plastic ones murdered only you can up your game it's time it's time for the real it's time to grow up put away childish things how are you holding up are you doing good I'm doing well yes but of course writers are isolated most of the time anyway so it's not that much of a change are you writing I'm writing so much you could hardly believe that because everybody wants you to write about this thing that's going on so in different way is in many ways in different angles and I'm writing a lot right I wonder if growing up the way you did where I live for months and months at a time you and your family would just take off to the woods in northern Quebec and live far apart from everywhere everybody else like I wonder if your new uniquely prepared for self isolation well I wouldn't say it to nic Tom because people of my age and that generation a lot of people that thought so more than now probably but if you've been in an ice storm and all the lights on and and and if you've been units through extreme conditions of one kind or another you've already kind of had this experience and if you grow up in a at a time when there were a lot of diseases that didn't have scenes are your your history Corin jeans like you remember this you you've been there you remember the scarlet fever in the only out of the T. V. and the measles when adults aren't typhoid Jim area those killed people so it's not that I'm familiar but I for younger people who have never experienced seemed like the end of the world or something I mean yeah this is the first bit of experience I've ever had with this I'm in my early thirties now I've never I never had anything like this before it feels like I'm living in one of your books well you're lucky you're not because things are worse in my books charm sh to anybody who's in a house isn't ill has enough food has enough money to save them through is able to either grocery shop in old people time or have their relatives go and get them June of they're pretty lucky you know they're they're not dying of the code nineteen and they have lots to amuse them okay if you think about compared to what people need is to have online expect Netflix's doing pretty damning business and radio shows and and TV shows and contests and and books you know books you can order from your local bookstore they will deliver singing after July delivery so you you have a lot of access that ge able once upon a time with non account what do you find interesting about the way that Canadians are responding to this that's quite a wide range of people on the line I think on the whole there responding quite well they're they're donating baskets they're donating to online things that are raising money for medical supplies they're showing their own masks I think they're doing vitamins and sanitizing their not having toilet paper riots the way some countries around so all in all and I think they're being quite aware and the west coast particularly seems to flatten the curve well that's good but you also have to you will notice and a great a rise in the appreciation for all healthcare workers they're they're very much on the front lines and I think we've we've tended to just take it for granted or our health care system but we don't think we're taking it for granted anymore I was I wasn't really joking when I said I feel like I'm living in one of your books right now like I I one even though it yes if you would be would be far worse but I think about someone like you who is known for writing speculative fiction I wonder if you have a unique perspective on what's going on right now or whether it gives you something different than the rest of us I don't think it's unique Thomas and so probably just about the same as everybody else's I don't think writers have some kind of special unique thing that that only they have one I think it's living through possible scenarios in which which we all do a lot in our heads anymore so so yes but I'm not the first person on the face of the planet he was thought about endemic flags and just pandemic planks go way way way way back in in history there some of them in the Bible just for instance and if you range engine brings history that there were numerous once Roman as well and in many evil times of course you had to be well known great mortality or are black death which killed seven people in Europe not to mention the White House of indigenous communities than happened when European diseases came over with Columbus those involved they had and now I'm unity so what we're looking at right now is a new thing to which nobody has any immunity it's not really it's not that the rate of death isn't as high as it was true or for instance smallpox or the black dance but it but it can kill you what I find interesting about that is I think one of the mistakes people make when they talk to you about the handmaid's tale is they say to you how did you come up with this how did you imagine that these things were gonna happen and you almost always respond in a similar way which is that I'm really only ever writing about things that have happened and and could happen again the mind because to me it seems like this thing is unimaginable to be happening in such a time of modern technology I mean for god's sake to to twenty twenty this couldn't possibly happen but what you're saying is that these things tend to repeat why is that with with pandemic planks because viruses and microbes can evolve wage monster than you can so well and human beings by the way are not the only spaces to suffer from such things drawings are having pretty bad time right now is our backs because of these current practice of diseases that they can catch so we're not alone on the planet and having such things and they happen to be for quite a lot because something comes along it's different from anything we've had before as we have no immunity to it either of choir immunity which you get by having the added and and having survived or inherited immunity which you get from having at one time and every that is very susceptible to it and those that survive on their their own survive genes to their offspring which is what happened black death over centuries so so we don't have either kind of immunity and scientists are working very very very hard but it takes time because first of all you have to figure out what it is how it works and then you have to figure out how to change the oil know how to make it so that it's trick for getting into your cells is blocked did your parents ever talk to you about the Spanish flu what it was like to live through that yes my mom's entire family added in nineteen nineteen her dad was a country doctor and number Scotia and she said the whole family hundred five kids on to parents and I said well they took care of him she said our our shot their damage even though he had it and sell also they'll survive but a lot of it's locked you know news who is survived him yesterday a lot of it is just dumb luck yes it was pretty bad but it was particularly bad because it was just after the war so a lot of people's immune systems worked out so many people susceptible because their bodies didn't have the wherewithal to fight the disease how do you think we're gonna be changed after this well there's been a lot of speculation about that moment and the optimistic view is that people will read shank a number of things about how we've been living and doing stuff so is it really a good idea to have essential supplies made in another country for instance well we've we've certainly experienced when the medical busts were almost cut off from this country by another country we shall not name and do we have enough basics you know do we have enough as central food how long can we hold out so this again this is pretty much familiar to people who went through World War two because there was there was rationing in general there was a way of distributing goods of the people couldn't hoard and everybody got on at least some so is that coming down the pike towards us knowing yet I wouldn't I wouldn't think but just remember it has been done can be done and the only thing missing a thing up tech right now is in some scenes one people are planting vegetable gardens and haven't done that for a while some banking Benjamin Barnes there's a great shortage of yeast recently I happened to have got my hands on some but people couldn't find it in the stores I got some too I learned I learned to bake bread you learn to bake bread and only come out I wouldn't need it but it was pretty good you wouldn't it is what a little bit raw in the middle so here's here's the trick charm wagered rendition of talking you take a straw from a broom is taken in the middle of the bread and all of that and if there's a deal on it the bread isn't done and the other thing is if you turn out the low upside down and tap it and has a particular phones sort of a hollow sound that you learn to identify a chapter but I think for you in the strongest the best idea I'll keep that in mind Margaret thanks so much for talking with us today that's it you don't want to hear more about grant I want to hear everything you could ever tell me about bread and bagels tell me how your next batch comes out I will send you a picture don't give up you can do it well look we'll stay safe if you need me to write a paper let me now and I'm I'm gonna challenge for brand yeah well late show the bachelor I'm sure it'll be perfect take care and stay safe bye bye bye bye that was the author in Canadian literary royalty Margaret Atwood she joined me from her home in Toronto Hey this is Bruce McDonald you're listening to Q. with Tom power.