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"blake farmer" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:20 min | 4 months ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"The women marched down a Main Street of Kabul chanting bread, work, freedom. They unfold a large banner announcing the one year anniversary of the Taliban takeover as a day of solidarity with Afghan women. And as they march Taliban security forces began grabbing the phones and cameras of Afghan journalists. Then, in what appeared to be a coordinated move, they opened fire in the air above the protesters. Female protesters said she wasn't aware of anybody being seriously injured. Since the Taliban came to power nearly a year ago, they have dramatically curved women's rights, prevention most goals from attending secondary school, banning women from traveling alone, and making it difficult for them to work. De Hadid NPR news, Kabul. Its NPR. Lawyers and doctors are trying to spread some advice on abortion before it's outlawed in some states, Blake farmer of member station reports from Tennessee were an all out ban on the procedure starts August 25th. Planned Parenthood and the city of Nashville co hosted a panel to offer a few warnings, doctor Ellen Clayton, a physician and law professor at Vanderbilt, says everyone should be careful what they do online since it could become criminal evidence. You have to be smart. I'm telling everybody, do not use Facebook. Do not use social media. Lawyers warn that the only way to get a legal abortion will be to leave the state of Tennessee. For those who can't, using abortion medication will be a violation of law, though it's unclear who would be prosecuted, since patients seeking abortions are not supposed to be punished, no matter what, physicians say anyone experiencing complications should still go to a hospital and just let the doctor assume it's a miscarriage. For NPR news I'm Blake farmer in Nashville. Police in court records show that the main suspect in the killing of four Muslim men and Albuquerque New Mexico has regularly committed acts of violence since he resettled in the United States. Police believe 51 year old Afghan refugee Muhammad syed tracked the movements of his victims before attacking them late at night, motivated apparently by interpersonal conflicts. He is charged in the deaths of two men and is the prime suspect in the killing of two others, say it has denied any involvement in the

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 5 months ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"McCain volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center in Alabama and says it's impossible to miss the complexity of almost every story, often a woman of color often living in poverty. At the evangelical unite church in east Nashville, the early service crowd is dancing in the aisles, eyes closed, hands raised. This congregation takes a position against abortion, though when I ask pastor Mark Lancaster if it's a sin, he says it's more complicated than can be contained in the sound bite. He says he got someone pregnant when he was 19 years old, and that person had an abortion. I know the thoughts that go on in your head personally. And I know the weight on that, the repercussions that can come along later. Lancaster says he's not judging anyone, though he would hope to guide them away from abortion, and that should be easier now in Tennessee, where abortions have basically halted. The church already works with a crisis pregnancy center and in response to the abortion ruling, the congregation launched a diaper drive to support new mothers. But the efforts fall short for Karen fukui. She's one of the few evangelicals passionate enough about abortion rights to join the protests in Nashville over the weekend. She had her own child out of wedlock in the mid 1970s. It'll just never be enough. I mean, there are unseen costs, diapers, and formula, and health insurance, and day care. All of the things that I was lucky enough to have, most girls don't have. But just a few years earlier, before roe V wade was decided in 1973, she had to drive a friend from Tennessee to New York to get an abortion over a weekend. She says her friend cried the whole way, and that it's the same kind of journey others might be forced into making now. Friend PR news, I'm Blake farmer in Nashville.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:04 min | 5 months ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center in Alabama and says it's impossible to miss the complexity of almost every story, often a woman of color often living in poverty. At the evangelical unite church in east Nashville, the early service crowd is dancing in the aisles, eyes closed, hands raised. This congregation takes a position against abortion, though when I ask pastor Mark Lancaster if it's a sin, he says it's more complicated than can be contained in the sound bite. He says he got someone pregnant when he was 19 years old, and that person had an abortion. I know the thoughts that go on in your head personally. And I know the weight on that, the repercussions that can come along later. Lancaster says he's not judging anyone, though he would hope to guide them away from abortion, and that should be easier now in Tennessee, where abortions have basically halted. The church already works with a crisis pregnancy center and in response to the abortion ruling, the congregation launched a diaper drive to support new mothers. But the efforts fall short for Karen fukui. She's one of the few evangelicals passionate enough about abortion rights to join the protest in Nashville over the weekend. She had her own child out of wedlock in the mid 1970s. It'll just never be enough. I mean, there are unseen costs, diapers, and formula, and health insurance, and day care. All of the things that I was lucky enough to have, most girls don't have. But just a few years earlier, before roe V wade was decided in 1973, she had to drive a friend from Tennessee to New York to get an abortion over a weekend. She says her friend cried the whole way, and that it's the same kind of journey others might be forced into making now. Friend PR news, I'm Blake farmer in Nashville.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:08 min | 11 months ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Trump supporters have said a tour and I've talked with people who are there that day who haven't themselves started to believe conspiracy theories about things that they saw with their own eyes And later we totally switched gears and talk about a bachelor contestant who said in the show's premiere this week that she hates this season's bachelor I hate him I don't know My favorite part was after they had their little disastrous meeting She just kind of shrugs and reaches for a chicken wing and takes a big bite More after these headlines Live from NPR news I'm jeanine herbst COVID hospitalizations may soon set a new high as cases surge across the country due to the contagiousness of the almeron variant where the 900,000 additional cases were confirmed by Johns Hopkins University Friday but Blake farmer of member station wpln in Nashville reports some hospitals are saying this surge is different Especially in hospitals where patients are automatically screened for COVID they're catching many more cases at Vanderbilt university medical centers busy ER one in 7 patients is testing positive Doctor Tyler Barrett says COVID isn't bothering the patients much especially those who are vaccinated but they're still exposing doctors and nurses When you have somebody that you've been caring for for a couple hours and after a fact comes back that COVID's positive I think it's sometimes a bit deflating for staff Nurses who test positive still have to stay home for at least 5 days which is why staffing remains a major concern even where intensive care units aren't nearing capacity I'm Blake farmer in Nashville The late democratic Senate leader Harry Reid was remembered at a memorial today in Las Vegas by presidents and democratic Senate and House leaders for his impact on some of the most consequential legislation of the 21st century And as in Paris reports President Biden praised the late Democrat Senate leader as a man of his word The president described the.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The workforce And later the hosts of the new pop culture podcast like a virgin They tell me just how much they think pop culture really matters Why was I in high school like learning about trigonometry when I should have learned about Janet Jackson You know what I mean Yeah We discussed the new Lady Gaga film House of Gucci A movie the actual Gucci family has announced They were just kind of like no our family was not that ugly No our family was not that This is so embarrassing and we're like yeah your family's embarrassing That's why they made a movie about it More news you may have missed after these headlines Live from NPR news I'm dear Wheelman James and Jennifer crumley entered not guilty pleas today for each of the four invalid involuntary manslaughter charges they now face The Kremlin said the parents of the Michigan team charged with killing four students at Oxford high school this week Oakland county sheriff Michael Bouchard says the parents were found hiding in a commercial building after police received a tip We have enough early indications that clearly somebody helped them into that location and made it available to them And it was after it was publicly announced that there were warrants for them Bashar says whoever helped them may also be facing charges The CDC continues to report an upswing in coronavirus infections with more than 138,000 in the latest daily report Most are said to be from the delta variant But Blake farmer remember members station and reports that health experts warn that lower vaccination rates across the south may make that region more susceptible to a surge from the omicron variants COVID vaccinations have pretty well stalled out in several southern states around 50% and many Republican political leaders have backed off their encouragement to get protected Doctor Wendell and epidemiologist at Tennessee state university says elected officials need to understand that remaining unvaccinated is as risky as ever with the omicron variant arriving We need to let them know that now that if we can educate them then we're no longer dropping the ball they are Inman says her biggest concern is for communities with low vaccination rates They'll no longer be protected by other public health measures like mask mandates which have been all but forbidden in some conservative led states Friend pyrrhus I'm Blake farmer in Nashville Several European countries are considering how to resume a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan without recognizing the Taliban as legitimate government French president Emmanuel Macron announced the effort today while on a visit to the Middle East Terry Schultz has more The European Union has long said it believes at least a minimal diplomatic presence in Kabul is necessary but that it will not grant political legitimacy to the Taliban Now president Mahmoud says countries may soon open up a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan possibly in a common location that would allow their ambassadors to return to the country He says the security situation remains to be worked out Many of Afghanistan's Taliban rulers are under U.S. and UN sanctions Most countries refuse to release financial assistance to the militants as long as they maintain repressive policies against women and minorities and reject political and ethnic diversity in the government For NPR news I'm Terry Schultz and Brussels Quarterback rocky Lombardi ran for three touchdowns and Jake ducker ran for 146 yards to push northern Illinois to a 41 to 23 win over Kent State in the mid American conference title game 9th ranked Baylor meanwhile defeated number 5 Oklahoma state 21 to 16 in the big 12 championship underway now as Cincinnati and Houston the ACC Georgian Alabama in the SEC You're listening to NPR news You're listening to WNYC Good evening on my own Levinson New Jersey is reporting his first detected case of the omo con variant governor Phil Murphy's office says the variant was detected in a Georgia resident who had traveled to the garden state and had recently traveled to South Africa The governor's office says the woman is fully vaccinated and tested positive on November 28th She experienced moderate symptoms and is now recovering after receiving care in a north Jersey emergency room And New York has announced three more cases bringing to 8 the number of state cases linked to the new variant Governor hokus said today that the cases appear to be unrelated 7 of them have been found in New York City and one in Suffolk county the number of people testing positive statewide each day for the coronavirus has doubled in the last 30 days chiefly driven by the delta variant Local in recent days is authorized the health department to limit elective surgeries at nearly full hospitals and deployed National Guard teams to help with the staffing New York senator Kirsten gillibrand is calling on Congress to expand access to food assistance for low income college students typically college students must work at least 20 hours a week or participate in a work study program in order to qualify for the supplemental supplemental nutrition assistance program Gillibrand says the rules for students to make hard decisions Students.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Out of data The network was humongous But when Gary gagnon became the head of Amazon's data security team he noticed a problem It was all put together with Kate and bubble gum Not what you'd expect from a tech giant that was on its way to becoming a $1 trillion company In Gary says that wasn't the only thing keeping him up at night We have no idea where I'm David Today on reveal how Amazon's big data problem left buyers and some sellers exposed But first this news Live from NPR news I'm Barbara Klein Public health emergencies are expiring in several states this weekend 20 months after they were first declared in response to the pandemic As Blake farmer of member station W P LN and Nashville reports Republican leaders are anxious to put all pandemic policies behind them At this point most of the emergency orders in these conservative led states are about granting staffing flexibility to hospitals and ambulance companies In Tennessee the order that's being allowed to expire let out of state doctors work without additional licensing and permitted the National Guard to pitch in The expiration also means inspections of healthcare facilities can resume after being put off all this time Tennessee and Mississippi's emergency orders expire this weekend Indiana's governor is trying to hold off Republicans in the state legislature from overriding his order but in California Democrat Gavin Newsom's public health emergency has already been extended through March 2022 Friend Perry was on Blake farmer in Nashville In the Netherlands protests against coronavirus restrictions turned into rioting for a second night last night the BBC's Anna holligan reports from The Hague.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"This marketplace podcast is supported by the snp capital i q. Pro platform uncover the next opportunity with deep sector coverage news and research on a single integrated solution. That's the power of snp capital iq pro learn more at sp global dot com slash cap. Iq pro checking up now on hospitals in lower vaccination states overwhelmed with cova patients today tennessee. Here's blake farmer of wpn inside the hospital. In rural bolivar tennessee. A crisis is unfolding. The modest medical center usually keeps two or three patients overnight. Now it's averaging a dozen half with covert and ceo ruby. Kirby says they're staying for a week or more in normal time we would be able to get those patients out to a high level. Char those on ventilators need to be transferred to hospitals at have critical care units in bigger cities but there are no openings nearby. We're managing them. But it is constrained on the system. This is the pandemic hospital capacity. Pinch patients are backing up within the hospital system and the surge caused by the delta variant is causing more problems than previous surges. even larger hospitals. Don't have all the capabilities that could help. It's hitting patients completely differently. They're getting so much sicker so much. Faster may rice is a traveling. Icu nurse working in a georgia hospital. That doesn't offer a high level life-support support known as ecm. oh it's the last step beyond ventilator when a machine oxygenates the blood outside the body. Her hospital has to wait on those ecm. Abed's to open up elsewhere at the few medical centers that have the specialized staff. There's only so many echo per fusionists. There's only so many echo trained nurses and even some of the medical centers find themselves in a bind. Not because they're out of beds but because there are no more nurses available. Dr james chamois is chief operating officer of the university of tennessee medical center with more than five hundred beds. There's only so much that we can do and as you start to see the writing on the wall as far as sicker patients in the icu. That's why we need the community's helped so much the plea is for people to get their cova shots in tennessee. Unvaccinated patients make up nearly ninety percent of covert. Hospitalizations in nashville. I'm blake farmer for marketplace and idaho. Hospitals are now searching for beds in other states in the west in idaho less than forty five percent or fully vaccinated compared to sixty four percent of neighboring washington and sixty one. Percent in oregon. I'm david brancaccio with the marketplace morning. Report from apm american public media. I am hollywood host of marketplace tech. A show that helps you understand the digital economy. How a more of the country get access to better internet. What new jobs will artificial intelligence creates or destroy and what tools will help us. Survive are already changing climate. We tell the stories behind the technology in our lives and every weekday. Our podcast brings you insight. You won't hear on the radio checkout marketplace tech. Wherever you get your podcasts..

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"blake farmer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Blake, Farmer of member station WPL in in Nashville, reports. It's a struggle for Joe Gammon to talk right now. Mhm. Lying in his I C u beds at an Ascension hospital in Nashville. He uses a suction tube to clear his own throat. Even dislodging some flim has become a struggle. I wanted out six months ago that this could be possible. This would have Internet breaker. Right? Honestly didn't think that I was at any risk. Gammon is a 45 year old father of six from Middle Tennessee. He's a truck driver who says he listens to a lot of conservative talk radio and the daily diet tribes, downplaying the pandemic and promoting personal freedom or enough to dissuade him from vaccination. But he's a convert now, and he's thankful he didn't get anyone else so sick. They're in an I C u like he is just to say no. Is it responsible because it might not as they really affect you? What if it affected your spouse or your child? You wouldn't want that? Are you sure would put that on your heart. Gammon still fighting for his life. He has thick tubes running out a hole in his neck, pumping blood through an ECMO machine to be oxygenated, since his lungs are too damaged from Covid. This. I see you is only treating covid patients and that fact should be pretty convincing to vaccine holdouts, says Critical care nurse Angie Giza Wicks. We don't have people in the hospital suffering horrible reactions to the vaccine. If all the patients on this whole could talk this week says they'd say something like Learn from my mistake. She recalls an elderly woman who would wave at the nurses from her sealed room desperate for anyone to talk to the first I took care of her, she said. I guess I should have taken that back. Singing in us said Well Yeah, honey, probably that we're here where we are now, And let's just do what we can for you. That woman Like so many who didn't take.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"ECMO is increasingly used when a ventilator isn't doing enough for a covid patient. Instead, the patient's blood is pumped out a hole in their neck and oxygenated outside the body with the ECMO machine. But only major medical centers provide this kind of therapy. And they're full doctor, Brett Campbell overseas critical care at an Ascension hospital in Nashville, so if somebody needs ECMO For Covid. You know, there's there's not a spot right now, Something has to open up. Patients often stay on ECMO for a month or more. And the survival rate is only about 50%. Campbell says the shortages and a lack of machines but rather experienced nurses needed to monitor these patients around the clock for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Top U. S official confirms that the government has helped an American citizen and family members flee Afghanistan. Few details are being released only that they escaped overland to a neighboring country. In the meantime, several 100 people are stuck at an airport in northern Afghanistan waiting to board charter planes to Qatar. NPR's Jackie Northam reports efforts to clear their departure involved Qatar, the Taliban and the U. S. The chartered aircraft have been sitting on the tarmac in Mazari Sharif for several days, while details about departure are being worked out. Among those waiting to leave our aid groups, journalists and women at risk. It's unclear if there are any American citizens. Among those waiting. The Taliban are reportedly preventing aircraft from leaving until Qatar gives the go ahead. Analysts say Qatar is hesitant to allow charter planes loaded with passengers who don't have the proper paperwork or screening. People stuck in Afghanistan started looking to airports like Mazar e Sharif to get out of the country. After the Kabul airport closed. It's now open again for domestic flights, albeit with no radar system. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Islamabad This is NPR. Millions of people are losing pandemic unemployment assistance today as three federal emergency programs expire that includes an additional $300 in weekly payments. A court in Belarus has sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition activists to 11 years in prison on the grounds of trying to overthrow the state. NPR's Charles Maynes has details from Moscow representative.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news. I'm shay stevens but. Us senate has begun debate on a three and a half trillion dollars spending resolution as npr's kelsey snell reports the chamber is shifting focus after democrats and republicans approved a one trillion dollar infrastructure. Plan a key. Cornerstone of president biden's agenda generally speaking republicans. Say that this is important because it was. The product of bipartisan talks where everybody agreed on the definition of infrastructure. Everybody agreed that in this narrow conversation they would be talking about funding things like roads and bridges and ports and airports and they would stay away from the controversial issues that democrats want to pursue on their own. Npr's kelsey snell reporting. Several southern states have renewed emergency programs to ease hospital staffing shortages from member station. Wpn blake farmer reports that the latest surge in cova nineteen cases is straining hospital capacity limits in the region. It's not that states are short on space to care for covert patients. They need workers. Tennessee has reinstated several emergency orders that allow hospitals to employ retired nurses and doctors and ease restrictions on paramedics georgia's restarting a program to help hospitals pay. The higher rates of contract staff and texas is trying to bring in help from out of state and asking hospitals to voluntarily put off procedures. That could be delayed while taking extraordinary steps to staff hospitals governors in all three states have rebuffed calls from physicians to mandate masks even in schools. Where most kids aren't vaccinated for npr news. I'm blake farmer in nashville fire. Experts are urging vulnerable areas of california to take aggressive steps to protect their towns from north state. public radio. Andre by has the latest on efforts to contain the massive dixie fire fire officials say local governments can and should be taking steps to protect towns from wildfires. That cannot be contained cal. Fire buke county unit chief. John messina says the public should expect more fires. Like the dixie fire. We can skirt them around communities and communities. Don't get destroyed but to do that. We really need community support and the fuel reduction around those communities. Messina was speaking to the buke. County board of supervisors. After the small town of greeneville in nearby plumas county was almost completely destroyed by the dixie fire which continues to threaten several small towns for npr news. I'm andrea bike in chico. California new york governor andrew cuomo has given two weeks notice of his plans to step down. Coma was facing mounting pressure to leave office. After a state investigation found that he harassed multiple women and ran off is rife with intimidation and bullying cuomo. Blame says offensive behavior on cultural and generational issues but denies any wrongdoing. Lieutenant governor kathy hawkal will be sworn in to replace him. This is npr news tropical storm. Fred has formed in the atlantic west of the leeward islands. It threatens to dump two to four inches of rain. On parts of the northern caribbean tropical storm watches or infect there and the us virgin islands for at his center south of ponce puerto rico and could reach dominica. The southern bahamas on wednesday. It is the sixth named storm of the two thousand twenty one atlantic hurricane season dominion voting systems is suing tv networks o. a. n. and newsmax as well as patrick byrne the former. Ceo of online retailer overstock dot com from colorado. Public radio bent berkeley reports that the defendants are accused of spreading rumors. That dominion rig. The twenty twenty election to favor joe biden. The denver-based company provides election equipment and software. To twenty eight states dominion ceo. John polos says the defendants show no remorse for spreading lies and disinformation about dominion playing a role in changing the results of the november election. This barrage of lies by the defendants and others have caused and continue to cause severe damage to our company. Our customers and our employees dominion has also filed lawsuits against fox. News in donald. Trump's former personal attorney rudy giuliani over baseless claims. He made the company says it is still exploring options for holding other participants in the disinformation campaign accountable for npr news. I'm bente parkland in colorado. Us futures are flat in after hours. Trading asian markets are higher. This is npr news..

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"blake farmer" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Some states with low. Vaccination rates are seeing growing numbers of children requiring hospitalization for cova nineteen from member station. Wpn blake farmer reports some hospitals feeling the effects of the delta variant are starting to hit capacity limit in baton rouge louisiana. The children's hospitals treating more covert patients than ever. Same is true in arkansas and alabama in tennessee infectious disease specialist retu- banerjee at vanderbilt children's hospital says they're making more space for what's to come. I never would have predicted. We'd see a search like this again and that it would potentially be worse for children but cova just continues to throw curveballs. It's too early to know whether the delta variant his more deadly for children and pediatric deaths remain extremely rare for npr news. I'm blake farmer in nashville uber and lift. Same more drivers or hitting the road is the ride. Hailing companies grapple with driver shortages. As npr's bobby allen reports the companies are offering signing bonuses and other perks to entice more people become gig. Workers lifting uber. Prices have jumped. Nearly eighty percent from pre pandemic levels in some cities executives told investors this week that that's because writer demand is outpacing driver. Supply in response to companies are offering incentives to recruit new drivers to keep people driving longer in los angeles uber. Driver doru not to says he likes the cash bonuses but the job has gotten more stressful people. That keep calling me calling me. I can't believe it. I wish to take all of them. But it's impossible. Uber told investors that to offset losses on the ride hailing side. It's growing it's restaurant food and grocery deliveries in addition to expanding. Its long haul trucking business bobby allen. Npr news canada's borders service agents issued a strike notice to the federal government. Has dan carpenter chuck reports. They voted last month in favor of a strike and say job. Action will begin. Friday unless averted. The action will come just days. Before canada's set to open the border to fully vaccinated americans in permanent residents travelers could expect long lineups delays at border crossings and airports. Nine thousand border service agency. Workers have been without a contract for more than three years. Their union says if no deal is reached by six am. Friday members will begin what it calls. A series of actions at airports land borders commercial shipping ports and postal facilities services will continue since ninety percent of the workers have been identified as essential at issue are better protections for staff and a union claim of toxic workplace culture for npr news. I'm dan carpenter in toronto treasury secretary. Janet yellen says she expects monthly inflation rate will begin showing signs of decline by the end of the year for now year over year. Inflation rings remain elevated though speaking to reporters today after a tour of social services agencies in atlanta yellen repeat interview currently high inflation is likely to be transitory due to supply bottlenecks on wall street. Stocks mostly lost ground. The dow dropped three hundred twenty. Three points the nasdaq rose. Nineteen this is npr. Israel claims iran is just ten weeks away from acquiring weapons grade materials for nuclear weapon. Npr's daniel estrin reports from jerusalem. Israel's trying to ramp up domestic pressure and diplomatic pressure on iran following last week's deadly attack on an oil tanker israel the uk and the us have blamed iran for carrying out a drone attack on a commercial vessel managed by an israeli company. Off the coast of oman. Last week to crew members were killed. Iran denies involvement. Israel is lobbying for retaliation and more international pressure on iran especially as talks stall to revive the iran. Nuclear deal a deal. Israel opposes in a meeting with ambassadors of countries on the un security council israeli defense minister bennigan's claimed the head of iran's revolutionary guards drone command was responsible for the ship attack anti claimed iran as ten weeks away from nuclear weapons capabilities daniel estrin. Npr news jerusalem california's largest wildfire continues to grow as thousands of firefighters. Prepare for it is likely to be a tougher fight. Whether return of dangerous weather fire crews were able to save homes in a large section of the dixie fire at keeping it at bay but flames jumped perimeter lines in several spots. Prompting additional.

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Pediatricians See COVID Cases Rising in Kids

WNYC Programming

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Pediatricians See COVID Cases Rising in Kids

"Rates are seeing growing numbers of Children requiring hospitalization for Covid 19 from member station WBUR PLN Blake Farmer reports. Some hospitals feeling the effects of the delta variant are starting to hit capacity limits in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Children's hospitals treating more covid patients than ever same as two in Arkansas and Alabama. In Tennessee Infectious disease specialist re tube energy at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital says they're making more space for what's to come. I never would have predicted we'd see a surge like this again and that it would potentially be worse for Children. But Covid just continues to throw us curve balls. It's too early to know whether the Delta variant his more deadly for Children and pediatric deaths remain extremely rare for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Uber and

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"blake farmer" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Those stories are next first news lie from NPR News. I'm Janine Herbst. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a Democrat, and Republican Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, say groundbreaking legislation to combat sexual assault in the military has the votes to pass in their chamber. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports. This comes after years of failed attempts to get the needed support to pass the plan. The bill would move military cases of sexual assault and other serious crimes from the chain of command and into the hands of experienced prosecutors. Republican Senator Joni Earns two is a combat veteran and sex assault survivor opposed the bill before but now says it's time for a change. We should do everything that we can ensure that As Congress as American citizens are protecting those who protect US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been pushing for the plan for eight years. We have enormous momentum. I think we're well over 60 votes at this point. The support bodes well for House version of the plan, which could be part of this year's defense. Bill. Claudia Reece Ellis. NPR NEWS Washington In eastern Idaho. Authorities say 1/6 grade girl brought a gun to her middle school in her backpack and shot two students and a custodian before being disarmed by a teacher. At a news conference officials say. All three are expected to survive their injuries, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson says So far the child's motive isn't clear. Nor do they know where she got the gun. There are signs that more Republicans are coming around to getting a covert 19 vaccine. Blake farmer of member Station W. PLN reports on new findings from the Kaiser family foundations. Vaccine tracker. There's been a partisan enthusiasm gap toward the vaccine since it became available, But Republicans are making up ground with more than half now saying they've taken or plan to take the code vaccine as soon as possible. Danielson clear of Spring Hill, Tennessee is among those who has come around. Though many are still resistant. There's a rabid subset of conservatives who just go into panic mode. Trust. No one becomes their motto. You know, you know, we have friends who are like that. It's weird, According to Kaiser's ongoing survey, one in five Republicans still say they definitely won't get vaccinated. But that's down from nearly a third last month as public health officials have been targeting outreach efforts to rural white conservatives for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Lord is government. Iran de Santa signed a sweeping voting bill into law today that he says will guard against fraud. Even the voter irregularities proved not to be a factor in the 2020 presidential election. Voting rights advocates immediately filed federal lawsuits calling the new law on American and saying that it targets Florida's black and Latino voters. Governor De Santis plans to announce soon a run for re election. Wall Street higher by the closing bell. You're listening to NPR news. During a one day visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U. S may expand its security assistance to Ukraine in the face of what he calls reckless and aggressive actions by Russia. From Moscow. Charles Maynes has more Lincoln's comments are part of a wider effort by the Biden administration to showcase its steadfast support for Ukraine position. Blinken emphasized again to President Vladimir Zelinski in a joint press conference before reporters on Thursday. And as the president told you when when you spoke, and as I reiterated today, We're committed to Ukraine's independence.

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Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

All Things Considered

02:52 min | 1 year ago

Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

"Of covert vaccinations picks up, So do the reports of doses going to waste and it's more than just a handful here and there. We're talking 300 doses in Lee County, North Carolina. 1000 doses in Palm Beach and in Tennessee. Nearly 5000 doses have gone to waste. In the last month, Blake farmer of member station to be PLN in Nashville looked into it. Most clinics or experience to giving vaccines but not ones that are so precious and so sensitive to temperature that definitely have been losing since Sleepover. This pressure, Beth Ann Wilmore manages the covert vaccine inventory at a community health center in Franklin, Tennessee. Nonprofit clinics in the state started receiving shipments a month ago. I was definitely waking up in the mill a knife. Wondering how the temperatures were doing and they get okay. I hope it's good. She knows the horror stories one from a county over happened Just a week ago, The local school district received 1000 doses for a teacher vaccination event, but they were put in an unapproved freezer. The temperature sensor on this shipment gave an error code and out of caution. They were advised to throw them all away. It hurts my heart. Dr. Lisa Pearcey is the health commissioner in Tennessee, which has seen one of the country's biggest spikes in reported spoilage. But it's one of the risks in having so many places to get the vaccine as a way to increase access. There are now more than 700 sites across the state. It definitely raises the level of Concern when you have more partners, particularly partners that aren't under your direct control. In Knoxville, 1000 doses were thrown out, apparently confused for a shipment of dry ice in Memphis. The county was slow to disclose that nearly 2500 doses were allowed to expire on several occasions. Local health director resigned, the state has stepped up audits and cold in staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor. There's so many opportunities for doses to go Bad in Florida workers turned the power off to a fridge in Connecticut. A fridge door just didn't close and Dr Kelly more of the immunization action coalition says a little spoilage is expected. Would be more worried if I saw reports of zero doses. Wasted transparency is the real concern. You want to see some waste because that means people are paying attention and that real world accidents happen and that they're being responded to properly. You could just don't want to see negligence. Reports of spoiled doses still come too far less than 1% of the total, even in states with big losses. There is hope that mishaps will be easier to avoid. With the newly authorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine. It can last in a normal refrigerator for months

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"blake farmer" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Sasha Pfeiffer. Only 23 States track the race or ethnicity of people getting the Corona virus vaccine. But the data that is out there shows that white residents are getting the shot at twice the rate of black residents in Tennessee. One strategy to close that gap is to send more vaccine doses to community health clinics. W. PLN's Blake Farmer visited one in Nashville. Mary Barnett has to wait 15 minutes after getting the covert vaccine in case she has an allergic reaction. My time. A baby. Yes, ma'am. It is okay. The 74 year old who uses a wheelchair isn't in any particular rush, but her nephew is waiting outside and he needs to get to work. Well, I'm really come on. Transportation is a key hold up from any seniors at risk of being left behind in the rush for vaccines at this nonprofit clinic neighborhood health. Some patients have to cancel last minute because a ride falls through. Federally funded clinic is familiar with life's realities. They'll even offered a pick people up if they need it. Unlike many local health departments, neighborhood health is not fending off crowds. They're seeking people out. Barnett lives in public housing, which gathered names of people interested in getting the vaccine. Assigned from logistical challenges, she says. Many of her neighbors are in no rush to get their dose anyway. You know, tell me about taking they say, Oh, no, I'm not gonna take it Nothing. What's the reasoning? Usually, Burnett says, there's not much of a reason. Her motivation is a sister with kidney disease who died of covert last July. Either down with it die without it, so the shot helps take the shot. People of color have made up an outside share of the cases and deaths from covert nationwide and not surprisingly, the same factors driving those friends are also complicating the vaccine rollout. Rose Marie Bezerra received a vaccine invite to this clinic through a local immigrant advocacy group. She's a U S citizen originally from Colombia. But she says those without documents are nervous. Go over there. I did my name on the people maybe follow me. Donna and undocumented immigrants are among those at highest risk of covert complications. In Tennessee. Many hospitals had only been vaccinating their existing patients. So state leaders took action. They shifted doses from hospitals to clinics and rural pharmacies in the hopes of getting more shots to people of color. And now the Biden administration has announced plans for the federal government to send doses directly to community health centers. Starting next week. Federally funded clinics at least one in every state will divvy up a million doses to start with Dr Marcella Noona Smith leads the administration's health equity task force. Equity is our North star here. This effort that focuses on direct allocation to the community health centers really is about connecting with those hard to reach populations across the country. Those populations also include people who are homeless and migrant workers. Even with hundreds of community clinics around the country, Neighborhood health CEO Brian Haile says it might not be enough to balance out a health system that tends to favor white patients with means. We know what's required in terms of the labor intensive effort to focus on the population's intimate Divac trickle populations at highest risk. What we have to do is a community. They say We're all going to make this happen. Hale says. Everyone giving vaccines from hospitals to health departments will have to focus more on equity to For NPR News. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville Thing Story comes from NPR's partnership with Nashville Public Radio and Kaiser Health News. Thistles. NPR NEWS. It's 6 49 on KCRW. KCRW sponsors include effects networks presenting what we do in the shadows, nominated for five Critics Choice Awards and Writers Guild Award nominee for comedy Syriza's What we do in the Shadows airing now on FX on Who, Lou? Military veterans were among those taking part in the deadly riot at the U. S Capitol last month, and that's forcing military leaders to confront the threat of extremism within their own ranks. You'll get the story coming up. Support comes from center theater group presenting Matthew Borns Romeo and Juliet in virtual performances on the digital stage. This beautifully live captured dance theater production is a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's classic story that.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Wang NPR NEWS New York, Well financial markets advancing in Tuesday trading shares in Europe are up and most of the markets in Asia gained ground today. The benchmarks in Tokyo Seoul in Hong Kong closed higher. But they slipped in Shanghai as president elect Biden's nominee for Treasury secretary, Former Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, prepares for her Senate confirmation hearing today. Other top bite nominees have confirmation hearing scheduled for today as well. This is NPR news. Authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the riot at the U. S. Capitol. The Justice Department's is Riley June, Williams is charged with illegally entering the capital and disorderly conduct. And an arrest warrant. The FBI says that agents are investigating the theft of a laptop from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Officials say they received a tip from a man claiming to be a former romantic partner of Williams. Those these offices. The laptop was taken from a conference room and used only for presentations. The first woman to play in a major college football game major college football game is among those invited to the inauguration of president he like Biden. And Blake, farmer of member station WPL in reports. She also has a speaking role. Sarah Fuller is the goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University's women's soccer team. She first kicked for the Commodores when the football team was in a pinch because of covert 19 protocols. She hit two extra points in a loss against the University of Tennessee. That made her the first woman to score in a power five football conference. Yahoo Sports reports Fuller has taped a video for the inauguration of Kamila Harris as vice president on Twitter, Fuller says the event is meaningful for American women. The festivities will also include tributes to a UPS driver, a kindergarten teacher and the first American to get the cove in 19 vaccine outside a clinical trial for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville oversees hundreds of people in China working to rescue a group of gold miners have been trapped for more than a week following an explosion at the mine. State media say more than 20 initially reported missing but that it doesn't have survived. Rescuers are drilling Shapps to try to reach them. Joyal.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on KCRW

"And thrown out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and forever banished to the dustbin of history. And some Republicans, like Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania say they believe Trump committed an impeachable offense for his role in inciting the insurrection of the Capitol, where five people died. But to me questions whether logistics would allow for a speedy trial to remove Trump from office before Joe Biden's inauguration. Trump was first impeached in December, 2019 at very pressured Ukraine's president to launch an investigation into Biden. Dave Mystic NPR news And it's closing days that Trump Administration has approved the nation's first request to run a state Medicaid program. Under what's known as a block. Grant Blake Farmer of member Station W. PLN, has details. It's entirely possible that the next administration will undo what the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services negotiated with Tennessee. But administrators Seema Verma says she hopes not federal government has made a commitment to the state of Tennessee, and they're going to be making significant investments to implement it. And so this program, I think should not be subject to political winds. Even though the Trump Administration supports block grants to save money, Tennessee found a way to argue it's already saving the federal government by running a fairly bare bones program. Now it will get to keep most of that money to expand benefits for low income people. Still, the expansion possibilities are not easing the fears of patient advocates who say Tennessee has not proven itself trustworthy to act in the best interest of patients rather than its bottom line for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Texas hospitals are treating an all time high number of covert 19 patients. Texas Public Radio's Camille Phillips reports. There are now nearly 14,000 covert 19 patients in Texas hospitals. About 1000 more patients than a week ago, state officials reported it 381 new deaths on Saturday. Almost 29,700 people in Texas have died of complications from covert 19. More than 1.7 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Texas since March. I'm Camille Phillips in San Antonio. This is NPR news. Planned curfew went into effect in Quebec last night as the province imposed tougher measures in the struggle against the spreading coronavirus as Dan Carbon chuck reports, the curfew came on the same day, the province broke the old record for the number of daily cases of covert 19 3127 people tested positive in the province with the total number of cases since the pandemic began. Topping 226,000. The curfew will run from a P M to 5 A.m. eastern time and heavy police presence is expected to enforce it. Those who break the curfew without a good reason face fines of up to $6000. There are a few exceptions for people leaving their homes, healthcare or humanitarian reasons, obtaining medicine or keeping a medical appointment or visiting a sick or injured parent to name a few gas stations and pharmacies can remain open. All grocery stores Most closed by 7 30 restaurants can offer delivery only for NPR news. I'm Dan Carp in Chuck in Toronto. President Trump has been stripped of his Twitter and Facebook megaphones for inciting violence at the Capitol. And now his supporters air finding the ground shaking under there far right friendly alternative social media platform parlor, Google.

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"blake farmer" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I mean. You look at the death certificates. Those are the folks that are really getting hit. But she also says it's understandable why a 74 year old with lung cancer would think that qualify because in neighboring states they would State of Tennessee's directed local health departments to worry less about checking ID's and more about getting the shots out as quickly as possible for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. This is NPR news. Live from KQED News. I'm Kate Wolf. California Healthcare Startup Curative is still administering tests to asymptomatic people in the Bay Area, despite recent FDA guidelines guidance that the tests produce a high rate of false negatives. Kate Judy's Julie Chang reports. The company has put up nearly 40 temporary testing sites across the region and security's website. People without symptoms can still book tests online. But last week, the FDA issued an alert, saying that the tests were on Lee authorized for symptomatic people. Marcie Richardson is Sonoma County's director of nursing for covert response. It was on Lee approved for use in people who are symptomatic who have had symptoms in the last 14 days. That's what their emergency use authorization was for. The FDA recommended that patients and caregivers who have concerns about their curative test results, talk to their health care provider and possibly get retested. Period of didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about asymptomatic testing. I'm Julie Chang KQED NEWS, Santa Clara County officials say they have vaccinated more than 47,000 people, including the county's health care, workforce and staff of skilled nursing facilities. The county supervisor auto, Lee says. For now, residents need to keep following health orders. I want to make sure with the lunar New Year coming by many of us would love to see our loved ones, but this is absolutely wrong thing to do. We could beat this thing that we need everybody to hunker down for the last time officials hope to start vaccinating seniors and people in some essential.

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07:24 min | 2 years ago

"blake farmer" Discussed on KCRW

"Insights to help finance team's plan for what's next Work Day, the finance, HR and planning System for changing world Maura Workday. Don't come. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King and I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. How can public health officials speed the delivery of vaccines, many states reported is hard to administer the vaccines as quickly as the doses arrive. This is an enormous task. And so we're going to talk this morning with Martha Beeping Heard of W bur in Boston Blake Farmer at WPL in Nashville and will stone In Seattle will catch up on what's happening in three different states. Three different regions of the country. Good morning to you all. Good morning. Morning, Martha. Let's start with you. How frustrated her officials in the Northeast. Well. Here's an example. Steve Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's going to start finding hospitals that don't get vaccines into people's arms fast enough, But many states in the Northeast are falling behind with injections as supply picks up. Massachusetts, for example, has injected 40% of vaccines it has received to date and one reason Steve is that it just takes longer to get these shots than it does with other vaccines. Why would this be harder to do than other vaccines? Well, let's take the flu shot. For example, you could be in and out there in less than five minutes, but with Corona virus vaccines, you might spend that five minutes just answering intake questions. And then you may have some questions yourself about the shots. Once you are injected, then you're monitored for 15 minutes. And before you leave, just in case you have a reaction. Dr. Asif Merchant, a nursing home medical director near Boston, said the whole experience took him about 30 minutes when he got vaccinated on Saturday, and Merchant says there just aren't enough vaccinators trained and mobilized for even this early stage of this mammoth project. That's caused much more for delay that I would have anticipated. I think when it comes to general public that is going to be an even bigger problem. We really need all hands on deck here. Steve. We had one example this weekend of what happens when delivery is too slow. One vaccinate her had thought Maura of the Fizer vaccine and they could use so they dropped off several 100 doses to a Boston hospital system just to try to avoid wasting it. Well, this whole idea of dropping off doses elsewhere seems to be happening a lot. I hear anecdotally you guys have been reporting about people who aren't In the first priority groups who end up getting vaccine just because it seems to be lying around. Why is that happening? Yeah, This is Blake Farmer and here in Tennessee. We've We've even had some local health departments who've set up some lists of folks who are willing to be on site within 30 minutes to take any of those left overdoses. And this is will in Seattle and just to pick up on Blakes point. Usually, this is only a handful of doses. It's basically the leftovers and here in Washington hospital say they put together a reserve list of people who are at high risk, either because of age or some of their health condition. And the number one priority. If you ever have any extra doses is never to waste any vaccine. Well, how is the rollout going in the Western states where you are well On the West Coast, Oregon, California, Washington. They're all vaccinating at about the same pace they've used anywhere from 24 to 25% of the doses. So far, there are some states that are moving, especially quickly. New Mexico and Colorado. It's above 40% and some of the most rural, hard hit places that states like Montana north in South Dakota. Those are actually at the front of the pack nationwide. And then on the other end, you have some states where it's been slower, like Arizona and are now just picking up. But even within a state, the story can be very different. Based on where you are. What do you mean? Some of the hot big hospitals in Washington are very much in the middle of working through their lists. In this first phase. It's upwards of half a million people in the one A one major hospital system I heard from said they had both the Fizer and Madonna vaccines and the process for each is different. So that complicates the logistics. But then you have other places that are way ahead and Cindy Chase's head of nursing at Ferry County Memorial Hospital, which is in rural eastern Washington, We're just kind of waiting for the go ahead to get moving on the other phases. Because the town here they know everything. And they want to know why. Why aren't you using your vaccines? We don't you have them? So some of this is going to almost random people. Of course, No vaccine truly goes to waste. But you've got certain people with priority what's happening with long term care facilities where so many people have died? Yeah, These places are absolutely desperate to start giving shots. A record number of people are dying right now. In long term care states have started vaccinating nursing home residents. But some say it's not fast enough and the facilities I've spoken with, say they're basically at the mercy of when CVS or Walgreen's schedules them. But some states are being very aggressive West Virginia plan to get the first shot toe all long term care facilities by the end of last week. Well, that moves is back to Apple. Acheson. Let's go back to Blake Farmer in Nashville are all the people who are eligible for vaccines in your region actually taking them? Well, not everybody, You know, even among health care workers. There is lots of vaccine hesitancy as it's known, especially in rural areas. I'm told some have great reason. Perhaps they're pregnant or planning to be. Others are thinking, you know, I've already had covert, so I'll just hope that provides enough immunity. Individual hospitals are working to convince more frontline workers to get vaccinated, but Tennessee's public health officials and more like you know, you snooze. You lose. Tennessee, along with Texas and Florida have opened up vaccinations to seniors, and that's all seniors whether they live in a nursing home or not. This is creating a bit of confusion. In some cases, you've got counties using sign up genius and surveymonkey to coordinate appointments. One counties just doing a big first come, first served drive through them this week, you know, really, It depends on where someone lives. Here. In Nashville, for instance, there's still more health workers and first responders waiting for their doses. Smaller communities like will said, have been able to move on to the masses a bit more quickly. Well, how does this get even more complicated as people began showing up for their second dose? It is supposed to be a relatively smooth process where the second dose comes automatically. But already some hospitals are here in Washington, say there are delays and there are not quite sure when that second batch of doses will arrive. And any hiccups you can imagine like that do make it harder to focus on getting the vaccine to new people. Let's circle back now to the Northeast. Martha be bigger because the big question is is we get a few more weeks into this? I mean, this is a huge process. Are people administering the vaccines likely to catch up with supply. Get it out A little quicker, Well, Steve, Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he thinks the pace of vaccinations will pick up quickly. Other experts say the timeframe for getting vaccines out is just too optimistic. There is about $8 billion for vaccine distribution in the latest covert relief package, But this is one of the biggest covert challenges facing President elect Joe Biden..

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Gov. Bill Lee enacts gathering restrictions, refuses mask mandate as Tennessee COVID-19 outbreak surges

Here & Now

02:31 min | 2 years ago

Gov. Bill Lee enacts gathering restrictions, refuses mask mandate as Tennessee COVID-19 outbreak surges

"As we monitor covid nineteen across the country. Let's take a closer look at the outbreak in tennessee which now tops the us. In per-capita cases of the coronavirus joining us is blake farmer. Healthcare reporter for national public radio. Blake the tennessee health. Commissioner said yesterday that another holiday surge would break the state's hospitals. What is the situation like there now. Well when you look at hospitals you can talk about capacity in terms of percentages. But they just don't tell the whole story. Hospitals are expanding their covert. Icu's they're turning waiting rooms into patient areas at least. Two hospitals in tennessee had a call on a government stockpile for ventilators. They've been making it work and they're doing more than they ever could have imagined earlier this year but they are really worried about. What's next for the next few weeks. We see that thirty percent of covid tests are coming back positive in tennessee and yet the governor bill lee a republican continues to refuse a statewide mask mandate would what steps is he taking if any. He's really been adamant about not mandating masks. He notes that about seventy percent of the state is under mask mandates. Right now local ones. He argues a statewide. Mandate could actually backfire. Not sure how it would really make things worse. But he's certainly encouraging local. Mayors to to make that mask mandate at this point. Well governor lead. Did last night was banned public gatherings of more than ten people now. There are lots of exceptions weddings. Funerals religious services. It also doesn't actually restrict private gatherings even though the governor has said people really need to stay with just their household for the next month even during the holidays so these may not sound super strict but they are some of the first statewide restrictions tennessee heads since the summer. Yeah speaking of the holidays. Christmas of course is on friday and the new year so of hospitals are struggling right now. Are they prepared for what could come. Oh man i mean. The big issue is staffing not space it. The states even started to run out of options there though. They thought they'd be able to just fly in traveling nurses and doctors but they're not available. Now they're working all over the country so they've called on the medical reserve corps in the state which i'm not sure i even knew existed before this. They've even talked to students like maybe registered nurse. Who went back to be a nurse practitioner to ask them to spend their christmas break. Picking up shifts and state health officials. Say they're just looking under every rock to find help until vaccines kickin. Blake farmer from nashville public radio. Thank you so much. You're welcome

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Who will get COVID vaccines first? CDC to decide.

Life Examined

00:57 sec | 2 years ago

Who will get COVID vaccines first? CDC to decide.

"Advisory committee is due to meet today to decide which demographic groups should be at the head of the line to receive the injection. As Blake farmer of member station W. PLN reports, hospitals will be up first. Each state is receiving shipments based on population size. But these first doses will largely go straight to hospitals, and those hospitals are starting with everyone who is working with covert 19 patients. This should help their frontline staff stay healthy enough to keep working. Since staffing has been such a concern with nurses out sick or quarantining. The number of doses heading to states this week won't be enough to inoculate everyone working in hospitals. But the next priorities are the staff and residents of nursing homes. Work over 19 has been most deadly. First responders are also in line for the earliest doses. Some states are also planning to rush vaccines to homeless shelters and even prisons where the corona virus has spread so quickly. NPR

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How different hospitals battle the pandemic to save lives

Morning Edition

06:28 min | 2 years ago

How different hospitals battle the pandemic to save lives

"Thanksgiving holiday arrives during an escalating calamity. More than one million people are testing positive for Corona virus every week. Now that is a high enough number that there is a good chance that some of your family friends or co workers. Among them. It's certainly been true for me these last several weeks if you want to identify and especially hard hit state, just throw a dart at a map because the odds are that any state you hit will qualify. This morning we visit three. Sebastian Martinez Valdivia is a K B A. And Missouri Blake farmer is with WPL and in Nashville, Tennessee, and Bram Sable Smith. Is with Wisconsin public radio. Welcome to all of you. Good morning. Thank you. Morning, and Bram. How widespread is this surge in Wisconsin, where you are? It's quite widespread, you know, by September, public health experts were really sounding the alarm about the rise. In cases we're seeing in the state initially were seen surges and cities where the university started located, but very quickly. The virus is rampant in communities. All over Wisconsin. As you know, Steve cases they're just the beginning of a covert search. So our hospital started filling up quickly. And maybe most concerned involves our death. Worried. We reported the record 104 deaths yesterday. We're losing about 52 people every day, on average and over 3000 people. Wisconsin have died of covered 19 so far, and I should also note we are seeing a slight downturn. Our cases are slightly our cases are dropping ever so slightly, But we're still very much at the top of the mountain and Steve the death rates very similar here in Tennessee. But cases are still climbing often more than 4000 Day. And As we found throughout this pandemic destined to lag those big spikes in new cases by a couple of weeks, So Tennessee's bracing for what could be to come because so far they're just has no sign existing of cases, letting up. Blake, over here in neighboring Missouri were in a similar ballpark in terms of new cases on deaths. But the really troubling trend has been in hospitalizations, which are high and continuing to rise on. Hospitals are really struggling with capacity and a lot of parts of the state. Well, let's talk a little bit more about hospitals or doing in Missouri, then Yeah, well, one of the big problems is a lot of the smaller rural hospitals that traditionally transfer patients toe urban and metro areas for intensive care are really struggling to find beds because those larger hospitals are already full. S O. For example, Cocks Health, which is in Springfield, the third biggest city here in Missouri, has expanded its hospital capacity multiple times over the past nine months, but it's still had to turn people away. Steve Edwards is the CEO there. So we will have added 147 bed capacity, which is probably bigger than the Average hospital state, Missouri, he says the hospital keeps hitting what it would have considered a worst case scenario every couple of weeks. But adding rooms isn't really the half of it the biggest challenge, according to Edward to staffing, so training staff to care for covert patients, and then the draining work of actually caring for them. So that's the crisis in Missouri, Bram Sable Smith, Let's go back to Wisconsin Howard doctors trying to keep up where you are. You know, October the state we converted our state fairgrounds into what's called an alternative care facility to handle the excess capacity. We have so about 89% of the hospital beds available in the entire state for being occupied right now, in some regions, that's higher. At the alternative care facility. There's only nine patients right now, though. That's in part because it's voluntary to go there. It's also because it's where patients will go to recover kind of after they've cleared a hurdle in their covert treatment. The idea behind that is To free up resource is inside the hospitals to treat on influx of patients. Researchers like ICU beds that are in very short supply here and brand that the corps of Engineers build alternative care sites here in Tennessee is well, but increasingly, there's a concern about having the staff to open them. And a big reason for that is that so many nurses and doctors air out themselves with Kovar 19 or because they have to quarantine Well, Blake. What are hospitals in Tennessee, saying about that? Well, they're really starting to sound the alarm. In a way we haven't heard for a long time. Hospital administrators have wanted to make sure people knew that they would be able to handle the usual patients along with covert, and that's just less. So now. Dr Katrina Green works in an HCIA emergency room here in Nashville. We're worried about what the delays and care will mean for our patients, and I am personally terrified in my hospital. Being full could result in someone dying in the waiting room. The situation has become particularly severe in parts of Texas as well like El Paso and love IQ. For now that they're able to transport covert patients to other parts of the state. But there's going to be a time likely when those hospitals air capacity to You know, I spent some time last week and one of the five covert units at the University Hospital here in Madison, Wisconsin, where I live. I spoke to Mary Lowe. She's a nursing assistant in the unit. She's been there since the pandemic began. This has been going on for a long time. And right now it doesn't feel like there's an end in sight. Even though there will be a time it doesn't necessarily feel like that right now. You know that unit as 28 beds and they've been consistently full and she says, it's it's exhausting and remember, the whole reason for shutdowns early on, was to prevent hospitals from being overrun will now in a lot of these states like ours, Those restrictions are long gone, and hospitals are now nearing the edge of that cliff. But political leaders are really finding it hard to go backward after lifting restrictions, months, Okay, granted, that's granted. That's true. But suggestion haven't some political leaders at least faced pressure to approve more safety measures. Yeah, There's definitely been pressure here in Missouri. The State Hospital Association actually sent a letter last week to a Republican governor Mike Parson, urging him to kind of issue one of those statewide mass mandate, saying the Wolf is at the door. But like a lot of Republican governors, he's rejected that call just to the north of us, though. In Iowa, the story's a little different. So Governor Kim Reynolds, there, also a Republican, was initially against the mask mandate, and she even said that city's couldn't issue their own mandates back in the summer, But she recently reversed course. I would have seen one of the biggest surges in cases and hospitalizations in the country per capita. I will has roughly half the population of misery, but it's almost in the same ballpark in terms of new cases. S O earlier this month, Reynolds did end up issuing a statewide mass mandate as well as some restrictions on public and private gatherings, with exceptions for some businesses and religious services.

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Vanderbilt Study Finds 1.5M More Kids Are Going Hungry

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00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Vanderbilt Study Finds 1.5M More Kids Are Going Hungry

"Study in the Journal of Pediatrics found a disturbing side effect of the coronavirus pandemic more than one and a half. Million more children are going hungry Blake farmer of member station W. P. L. N. reports. The study is based on national polling of parents with children under eighteen. Roughly two percent said they were able to afford all the food they needed before the pandemic, but not anymore Dr. Steven Patrick Vanderbilt. University Medical Center is the lead author since schools have shutdown. Kids aren't getting recognized by their teachers. Schools is a source of food for kids. There are appearing in their. Their pediatrician's office less frequently, Patrick says single parent households seem to be the hardest hit. The poll also found not having the money to buy. Food was tied to higher levels of stress in poorer health overall

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes

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00:57 sec | 2 years ago

Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes

"As several states continue to see a spiky and coronavirus infections they include a populous states such as Florida Texas and California and more rural states like Arizona and Tennessee Blake farmer of member station WPLN in Nashville reports all the states just had their largest one day increase in new cases many states re open their economies in early may in Tennessee nearly twelve hundred new cases were confirmed Friday state health officials blame some of that on new mandatory testing at all nursing homes but health commissioner Lisa Piercy says increases were inevitable it has never been our expectation that we would eliminate case transmission that's not going to be possible until we have heard immunity Tennessee has not yet seen a corresponding surge in hospitalizations but Texas and Arizona have surpassed their previous high points for NPR news I'm Blake farmer in

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Nashville area tornadoes kill at least 24

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00:33 sec | 3 years ago

Nashville area tornadoes kill at least 24

"Authorities in Tennessee say many people are still unaccounted for in the aftermath of yesterday's deadly tornadoes that killed at least twenty four people as homes and businesses were leveled in the Nashville area and counties to the east and west of there Blake farmer with member station WPLN says Putnam County about eighty miles east of Nashville was hard hit that's where the heaviest damages brick homes demolished hundred year old trees uprooted cars flipped over and for many there was little warning that's why some search and rescue is still on going

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It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:35 min | 3 years ago

It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay

"These days hospital emergency rooms are often run by a separate company not the hospital itself and until recently one of the largest of those companies had been systematically suing patients who couldn't afford to pay bleak farmer from member station W. P. L. N. in Nashville has more Nashville. General Hospital is where patients without insurance are expected to go. It's funded by the city and it's where Sonya Johnson was sent after going to the doctor with a swollen tongue and feeling lethargic economy bag that Halloween Day. And say I need to get to the emergency stat? And they're waiting on you when you get. Their general hospital kept her overnight for severe anemia and gave her a blood transfusion. They wanted to keep her a second night. But Johnson is a single mom who was uninsured at the time and she was wearing and I just baked them not to you know because I was thinking. Oh this beal. The bill from the hospital itself wasn't so bad. The financial counselors offered a seventy five percent discount since her job as a social worker didn't offer insurance then came a twenty seven hundred dollar bill from southeastern emergency. Physicians didn't know who the hey are. Even today turns out it's a regional subsidiary of team health one of the two largest ER staffing firms in the nation. She called team health to see if she could get a break. She can only leave messages and then a knock at her apartment door over the summer. A sheriff's deputy with a summons to appear in court. It's very scary. I mean thinking what have I done? You know for medical beal. Being sued over medical debt raises the stakes because a company can garnish patients wages. Medical dead is the number one cause of bankruptcy in the US. And that's not good for the health of people who are uninsured says Bruce Narrow more believe it or not when patients money and they feel like they're being done all the time they don't come back to the hospital to get what they might need. Narrow more is the chief financial officer at Nashville General under his leadership. The hospital stopped suing patients for unpaid bills. He says it was rarely worth. The court costs or the stress on patients. But he says he can't control doctors in the Er they're employed by a firm owned by private equity investors. It's a private entity that runs the emergency room. And it's the cost of doing business. If I restrict them from collecting dollars than my cost is gonNA very likely go up or I'm going to have to find another provider to do it. This is a common refrain. Says Robert Goff? He's a retired hospital executive who helped found a charity that focuses on medical debt. The hospital citizens as well. You know it's not my responsibility. We have a contract with them. We don't tell them what to do so. The hospital sits there and says not my problem. That's irresponsible is in every sense of the word what's surprising to Gov. Is that an er at a safety net. Hospital could be doing the same thing. Court records show seven hundred lawsuits in twenty nineteen just from the doctors in that he. Our team health operates roughly one ten ers in the US and a suit thousands of patients in Memphis to team health declined an interview request but said in a memo. They have stopped doing patients. Nationwide and say they'll drop pending cases like the one against Sonya. Johnson cannot pay this company when I couldn't even pay for Healthcare. Johnson says she's been told she still owes her full bill. She just won't have her paycheck docked in order to pay up for NPR news. I'm Blake farmer in Nashville.

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FDA Tightening Regulatory Requirements For Some Medical Devices

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:58 min | 4 years ago

FDA Tightening Regulatory Requirements For Some Medical Devices

"Support for this podcast and the following message come from almond board of California almond farmers rely on healthy honeybees. So they funded more than a hundred research projects supporting be health more than any other crop group grow. What you know at almondsustainability dot org. The food and Drug administration is being forced to intensify. Scrutiny of medical implants. Now when you hear the word implants, it's easy to think of cosmetic surgery, but the word here includes a growing number of potentially lifesaving devices, the doctors place inside the patients, the problem is many of the devices have been breaking down like farm member station. WPN in Nashville reports on the effort to address that. There's no doubt that surgically implanted devices improve lives drug pumps, nerve stimulators, spinal rods. But the devices can also do serious damage like they have to Michel keel. It ruined my. Yes, it did. I'm sending near tears keel had. Problems with the leaky bladder. So a surgeon stitched a flexible mess strap insider pelvis, but the strap hardened and started cutting her insides the pain kept her from turning to her job in Michigan. As a hairdresser removing all the bits and pieces embedded in the scar tissue is required, multiple surgeries and resulted in chronic infections, kill can see why her doctor thought the high tech mesh would help. But she also now feels like she was a Guinea pig. We were the Chester's. There was no animal testing done. We were the animals for devices in which a failure could obviously be life. Threatening regulators have required some sort of human testing. But medical author Jeannie Linzer says the FDA now acknowledges that even some seemingly inert devices have caused major problems. So we have things like metal on metal hip, which outside the human body seemed to function just fine. They put them in little machines. They Rackham back and forth. They don't break. They put them inside people and something very different happens. Linzer just wrote a scathing book about the device industry and says she was dumbfounded to find out. How many devices never went through human testing like drugs? Do that's in part due to an expedited approval process known as five ten k it allows manufacturers to bypass many requirements by showing their product is very similar to something already in use. You just say your devices like an old device, and the device was never tested nor with your device in practice. Sometimes the basis for a whole family tree of devices turns out to be defective pelvic mashes a good example and a product for which the FDA has started requiring some human testing. But manufacturers have pushed back against calls to bring regulation of medical devices in line with medication Scott Whitaker of add them. It speaks for industry. Giants like striker Johnson and Johnson and mid Tron IQ testing should be as complete Hannah's thorough and his ethical and as appropriate as possible. But it doesn't all fit the same. And can't off it the same standard, not every surgery to treat the same condition goes exactly the same way every time the FDA declined to be interviewed for this story, but plans to make changes to the process over the next few months. The is pushing back on manufacturers basing any new device on one that's more than ten years old and regulators say they'll do a better job of watching. How devices do once they're on the market rather than relying on patients to report problems? Michael Metheny, a professor who tracks medical devices at Vanderbilt University approves of the FDA's incremental approach and calls thoughtful, he says he wouldn't want the changes to spark hysteria over device failures. It would really be unfortunate. If patients wouldn't consider any medical devices at all to be used in their bodies. But I do think being aware that there's nothing without risk is also important McCain notes, though that in some ways the risks are more profound than with medication if the FDA recalls pills. A patient can at least stop taking them immediately with a device, they're sort of stuck with it at least for a while. And that's if a surgeon can even safely remove it for NPR news. I'm Blake farmer in Nashville. The story is part of a reporting partnership between NPR Nashville, public radio and Kaiser health news. Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast.

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Putin condemns 'dastardly' act after pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion

Fresh Air

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Putin condemns 'dastardly' act after pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion

"Russia is condemning the reported death of Alexander Zakharov Ching-Kuo the leader of Russian back separatists in. Eastern Ukraine according to Reuters news service a Kremlin is. Calling it an act of international terrorism Russia's state investigative committee, says it's launching a criminal probe into. The separatist leaders death in a bomb explosion a ministry, spokesman says Moscow has every reason to believe the craning government in. Kiev was behind the attack but Reuters reports that. President Vladimir Putin did not accuse Ukraine in a statement that he issued today. Russia had, annex Crimea from Ukraine in two thousand

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Protest of Macedonia name deal gets unruly in Greece

Glenn Beck

02:52 min | 4 years ago

Protest of Macedonia name deal gets unruly in Greece

"Deserve a hearing when a woman comes here with her four year old son and says i am asking for amnesty i have been threatened by gangs in my home country we should at least give her a hearing the house is expected to vote on one of two immigration reform proposals this week psychologists say children already separated from their parents as part of the trump administration's former policy of separating families at the southern us border may face lasting damage npr's redo chatterjee reports developmental psychologists say the children who are already in government facilities are facing one of the biggest traumas affair lives that trauma can have a lasting impact even if their health for short period of time luis zayas is the dean of the school of social work at the university of texas at austin even a few days or a couple of weeks of detention particularly separated from a parent in the way that it was done in this case can cause longterm damage ziya says children are likely to suffer from mental health problems even after they reunited with their families but it's not clear when the children will see their parents again rita chatterjee npr news turkish president registered to one has won reelection npr's peter kenyon reports it solidifies and expands his executive powers opposition candidates had hoped to keep air to wants total below fifty percent which would have triggered a runoff next month with the second place candidate muharram injia from turkey's main secular party aired on cleared the threshold and we'll be sworn in for another fiveyear term air one will also gain new executive powers approved in a referendum vote last year and the position of prime minister will be eliminated erdo wants ak party is on track to win the most seats in parliament but not an outright majority the ap ran in an alliance with turkey's main nationalist party analysts say some kind of coalition may be forthcoming peter kenyon npr news bull foulland's of people demonstrated sunday in greece's second largest city against a do of macedonia that seeks to end nearly twenty seven years of disagreement between the two countries over macedonia's name protesters threw bottles and chairs and police responded with tear gas and stunned grenades nationalists in both countries oppose the deal that would rename greece's neighbor north macedonia and allow the greek province of macedonia to still use that name you're listening to npr news in washington the barbershop harmony society is inviting women to be full members of the organization for the first time as blake farmer of member station w p l n reports the nashville basing association says it's part of a more inclusive vision throughout its eighty years the barbershop harmony society has been unapologetically male shoes.

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EU ban on plastic straws and stirs proposed to cut marine litter

Midday on WNYC

02:02 min | 4 years ago

EU ban on plastic straws and stirs proposed to cut marine litter

"Season but the national oceanic and atmospheric administration is predicting a fairly normal year for storms for npr news i'm blake farmer in the florida panhandle there are new developments in the weeks old kill away of all keno eruption on hawaii's big island ten more homes have been incinerated after a lava flow picked up speed civil defense administrator talmadge magna says that triggered search and rescue operations monday big russell lava broke through on a and subsequently to go out cross with the ten houses at this point probably might be more but so brings us a total of eighty two structures and which is forty one homes meanwhile lava also overspread to capt wells at a geothermal power plant over two hundred forty people remain evacuated the european union is proposing dramatic action to cut back plastic waste from brussels teri schultz reports the european commission wants a ban on the most prominent single use plastic products and estimated seventy percent of marine litter is caused by ten plastic items used once and then discarded things like straws plastic plates and bottles the european commission that you use executive branch wants to sharply cut pollution by completely banning the use of some of these products making sure others are not freely available and encouraging recyclable alternatives european commission vice president franz timmerman says it's a matter of urgent necessity risk of choking our oceans in plastic with a knock on effect on our food chain and human health it's in the app it's in our oceans it's enough food and also in our bodies kellerman says if they become law the proposals will save consumers money as well as their environment for npr news i'm teri schultz in brussels new zealand plans to swatter about one hundred fifty thousand cows as it tries to radicchio a strain of disease causing bacteria from the national heard politicians and industry leaders say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars and if successful would be the first time an infected country has eliminated what's known as mycoplasma bovis this is npr news and nicaragua on monday riot police confronted protesters and students sees.

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The Latest: Colombian presidential vote heads to runoff

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02:22 min | 4 years ago

The Latest: Colombian presidential vote heads to runoff

"Live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein alberto is beginning to lash the gulf coast with wind and rain and it's expected to last through this holiday weekend florida mississippi and alabama have states of emergency in place to deal with anticipated flooding but blake farmer of member station w p l n reports the subtropical storm is more of a nuisance so far tropical storm warnings have been issued and states have emergency declared along the southern coast enough to scare the family of george shires from atlanta but he says they're trying to make the most of their memorial day at saint george island florida if again too bad really bad really flooding stuff would probably here in the area where storm surges possible residents and visitors are being told to follow any guidance from local officials rip currents are also an increasing concern but widespread flooding is also possible with five to ten inches of rain expected and the risk of heavy rainfall will continue to spread into much of the southeast us for npr news i'm blake farmer in the florida panhandle voters in columbia are casting ballots for president the country's first presidential election since the end of a half century long war against marxist guerrillas as john notice reports five candidates are vying to succeed the term limited president one manuel santos it will you in a speech president santos predicted that today's election will be the most peaceful in recent colombian history the front runner according to polls is yvonne duquet he's a right wing senator and a sharp critic of the 2016 peace treaty that ended a half century of fighting he claims it provides too many benefits to former guerrillas do case closest challenger is gustavo petro he's a former mayor of bogota who once belonged to the m nineteen a rebel group that disarmed in nineteen ninety if none of the candidates wins more than half of the votes the top two finishers will meet inner runoff next month for npr news i'm john otis in bogota colombia widespread protests continuing nicaragua's demonstrators demand the resignation of president daniel ortega and his wife the vice president at least eight people died this weekend in clashes with security forces european union foreign ministers meet in brussels tomorrow to strategize on save.

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Trump Rejects Notion He Has Made Too Many Concessions to North Korea

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02:00 min | 5 years ago

Trump Rejects Notion He Has Made Too Many Concessions to North Korea

"Print pair news i'm blake farmer in nashville resident trump says the us will not make any concessions to north korea ahead of his summit with kim jong which could take place by june here's npr's windsor johnston president trump says the us has not given up anything in negotiations with north korea such as lifting sanctions or pulling us troops out of south korea michael o'hanlon senior fellow at the brookings institution says it's hard to predict how the upcoming dialogue will play out simplest thing that could go wrong is that the two leaders arrived with different expectations and they find they have no basis for serious negotiation and they come back home angry at the other for not only their disappointment but the sense they were led on and then there's some kind of a resumption of north korean testing north korean says it's willing to suspend testing but has not committed to getting rid of its nuclear arsenal windsor johnston npr news washington you're listening to npr news after days of unrest the president of nicaragua is dropping plans to overhaul his country social security system mighty martin reports of violent protests looting and clashes with police have left at least twenty five people dead according to a local human rights group than the other thing second turn at ruling began in two thousand seven he now controls most government branches he's been able to stay in power by winning three terms though some have cried fraud he also improving the economy but some called his heavy handed use of security forces to put down the protests akin to state terrorism mexican voters are expecting another round of sparring the day after the first of their country's presidential debates resulted in four candidates focusing their attacks on the leftist front runner james frederick reports from mexico city on the race heading into july's elections but it's one we're lopez over or a leftist candidate on his.

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Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

Morning Edition

01:43 min | 5 years ago

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

"The last day or two but ceo frank basile says it's at least a starting point what we give doctors is a tool to have a very focused conversation with their patients first of all to bring the problem into the open and then to talk about you know exactly what this has been affected for cardiologists brian doherty who works in a relatively rural tennessee community test he did on one man showed he hadn't been taking his medication he immediately turned around and told me that the cost was an issue i think there was a degree of embarrassment air pretend actually or feeling like he was letting me down in some way something that had not come up in a twenty five minute initial encounter when we'd spoken before of course the tests has cost to about one hundred dollars though doherty says insurance seems to cover it and he says there are usually other drugs that are less expensive and other drug options that have fewer side effects says it's worth the potentially uncomfortable discussions between doctrine patient because the medication might make the difference between life and death for npr news i'm blake farmer in nashville and that story was part of a reporting partnership with npr wpn and kaiser health news and now the case of the hot pepper and the horrible headache npr's richard harris took a closer look at this medical curiosity a young doctor named colloton gonna sacred has a knack for finding odd events on nine separate occasions he has turned unusual observation into a published case report in the medical literature so this one i think is the most interesting one which we encounter going to sacred was finishing his residency at the bassett medical center in cooperstown new york when an otherwise healthy thirty four year old man came.

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After late night finalizing, voting could begin Thursday on $1.3 trillion spending bill

02:17 min | 5 years ago

After late night finalizing, voting could begin Thursday on $1.3 trillion spending bill

"Npr news the story and kiki weedy news all ahead on fm san francisco and kiki we i f m north highlands sacramento mark zuckerberg's apology be enough to satisfy congress will ask democrat ed markey this hour i'm david green and i made sure martin lawmakers on capitol hill have come up with a massive one point three trillion dollar spending bill now they just have to pass it to avoid another government shutdown and our co host steve inskeep takes us inside a refugee camps for those displaced by yemen civil war it is thursday march twenty second birthday of comedian and actor keegan michael key he turns forty seven years old today news is next live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman congressional leaders hope to start voting this morning on a huge spending package that will fund the federal government it's worth one point three trillion dollars congress has a deadline of midnight friday or else the federal government will partially shut down a bipartisan effort to stabilize the individual health insurance markets appears to be falling apart polarized by the politics of abortion blake farmer of member station w p l n in nashville reports the effort was supposed to be part of the huge spending bill the republican and democrat who lead the senate health committee came up with a proposal it includes money to help states ensure their sickest residents and restores subsidies to insurance companies that president trump terminated tennessee senator lamar alexander has spent months pushing for a vote viewing this is a last chance before insurers set their rates for next year he's appealing to voters we want them to know we have a proposal that will lower your rates by forty percent and we'd like for for them to be able to see who voted for that and who voted against that in recent days house democrats have rejected the final version because the fine print could bar private insurance plans from covering abortions for npr news i'm blake farmer in nashville a trial starts today as the federal government tries to stop the merger between at and t and time warner the federal government claims the eighty five billion dollar deal will hurt consumers and competition the companies say the federal government miss states who the.

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