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"York. Say they're joining other states. In suspending use of the johnson and johnson covid nineteen vaccine. The cdc and fda have raised concerns about rare blood clots following administration of the shot npr's. Brian man has the latest federal agencies. Say they've identified six cases where women developed blood clots after receiving the j. and j. vaccine they've called for a pause in its distribution new york health. Commissioner howard zinn healthcare provider. Statewide will follow the recommendation. So said people in new york who have an appointment for the j. vaccine will instead receive a dose of the pfizer vaccine so far roughly seven million doses of the johnson and johnson vaccine administered. Nationwide soccer noted that adverse reactions appear to be extremely rare. But he said people who've received j vaccine should contact a health provider if they experienced severe headaches abdominal pain leg pain or shortness of breath
New York state legislature passes bill to legalize recreational marijuana
"New york's legislature has voted to allow recreational marijuana use and governor andrew. Cuomo says he'll sign the bill. As npr's brian man reports york stands to become the fifteenth state to take the step. New york's rwanda. Legalization law aims to help more people of color. Play a part. In the new legal pot industry it also funnels forty percent of marijuana tax revenues into neighborhoods. Hit hard by addiction and by high numbers of drug arrests assemblywoman crystal peoples stokes who co-authored the measure said communities of color have been crippled by marijuana. Criminalization aren't is crafted in a manner that is designed to help rebuild those lives those lives and those communities studies show black and brown new yorkers were targeted disproportionately by marijuana arrests. Tens of thousands of people are expected to have their felony drug convictions. Expunged
GOP Rep. Tom Reed apologizes, announces retirement amid misconduct claim
"Congressman tom. Reed of new york says he won't seek reelection and he won't run for governor next year read posted an online statement sunday. Npr's brian reports. He apologized to a woman who accused him of sexual harassment. Tom reed whose house district stretches across rural upstate. new york had been seen as a possible challenger. For new york's embattled governor andrew cuomo who faces numerous allegations of sexual impropriety. Then a former lobbyist came forward and accused read of touching her snapping her bra at a social gathering in twenty seventeen in his statement. Read apologized to the woman. Nicolette davis my behavior caused. Her pain showed her disrespect and was unprofessional wrote. He said he has since sought treatment for alcohol addiction. After leaving office at the end of his current term read says he plans to quote. Dedicate my time and attention to making amends for my past. Actions brian man. Npr
Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy
"Pharma the maker of oxycontin filed. Its long bankruptcy plan just before midnight last night in a federal court right. So here's the plan. The company itself will be dissolved. A new organization will be created that would direct profits to help people who were hurt by the opioid epidemic but two dozen states came right out and they rejected that plan. They say it doesn't hold the sackler family which owns purdue pharma accountable. Let's bring bringing. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man Brian what does purdue pharma savings. This plan will do the company's president a he's a guy named steve miller and he says this new company that will be created from the ashes of purdue farmable essentially exist to benefit the public. The sackler will have no role or ownership going forward and over time. This new firm will generate hundreds of millions of dollars much of it from selling oxycontin which they say they can do ethically and safely. They'll also produce other medicines that will help people with opioid addiction. According to purdue pharma the total value over time To thousands of creditors will be billions of dollars and members of the sackler family also issued a statement last night. They said this plan offers. And i'm quoting here. An important step forward helping those who suffer from addiction. Okay but wire so many states unhappy about this a lot of reasons but a big complaint is from state attorney general most of them democrats who say that purdue pharma and its owners the sackler only offering up about five hundred million dollars right up front the rest of the cash payments including four point. Two billion dollars promised by the sackler themselves. All that money would be spread out in installments. Paid over most of the next decade that really angers critics like more healey. She's attorney general in massachusetts. What the are offering essentially as a way for the payments to be structured. That makes it convenient for them. They get to keep their billions and bank accounts and make money and use the to pay. You know the states out over time while they're oxycontin or chin keeps growly and there's another row bay for critics and it's affected a lot of the ten billion dollars in value. Promise by purdue pharma in this deal doesn't actually come in the form of cash that communities desperately need to pay for things like addiction programs in public health instead. This plan would provide low cost addiction treatment drugs like buprenorphine and lock zone which the new spin off company would make and sell at a discount. Then what happens to the sackler here. Because if the federal bankruptcy court approves this plan i mean they feel any personal thing at all. This is a really big question. After launching oxycontin and claiming it was safer than opioids other opioids the sackler and their company hauled in more than thirty dollars in revenue. Purdue pharma has since pleaded guilty twice to federal criminal charges for their marketing of opioids researchers say oxycontin contributed to this explosion of opioid addiction and death. Now the actors have agreed to give up control of their company. But some critics point out that purdue pharma was already sinking under the crush of all these lawsuits. So it's not clear how big a financial sacrifice that really is. Members of the family also added about a billion dollars to the earlier settlement offer. They made but in this deal they will keep most of their personal fortunes and they'll admit no
Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies plan tax breaks to offset $26 billion opioid settlement
"Johnson and johnson has gotten a lot of praise for its single dose covid nineteen vaccine approved by the fda last weekend but as it works to end the pandemic. johnson and johnson is also among four of america's biggest healthcare companies that are negotiating a settlement for their role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake but the companies are also planning to use corporate tax breaks including a new one created during the pandemic to offset those opioid payouts. Some members of congress are furious about this. Npr addiction correspondent. Brian man joins us now. Brian So we mentioned johnson and johnson but there are other companies in this situation rate. Rachel johnson and johnson's obviously the name brand company here. These other three cardinal health amirah source baragan and mckesson work more behind the scenes or these really big corporations that earned huge profits distributing highly addictive opioid medications and now they face this wave of lawsuits tied to that business we know from financial filings at the companies are close to a settlement. That would resolve all that. Here's a cardinal health. Ceo michael kaufmann speaking to investors last month of cover the opioid quickly. You know as i've said in the path that continues to be as you know complex the go a lot of moving parts but were continuing to make progress there under the tentative terms of this deal. Cardinal health and these other companies aren't expected to admit any wrongdoing but as much as twenty six billion dollars would be paid out to help communities slammed by the opioid crisis but now these companies have revealed plans to write off a portion of those opioid payments on their taxes. House that's is that supposed to work. Yeah this is really controversial. In financial filings. The firm say they plan to declare these opioid payments as losses which is a deduction right. It's similar to one. Anybody might use to pay less than federal taxes. So if they pay twenty six billion dollars in opioid settlements they could recoup as much as four billion in tax benefits and that really anger some lawmakers including congressman jimmy gomez. He's a democrat from california. He says these communities need that money they get away with it detonates. Less money going into into the treasury that means less money for programs that will help get with the fallout of the crystals the companies. Meanwhile say they're just following federal tax law and that appears to be the case. One of the companies cardinal health says it plans to use a new tax break created last year under the cares act. This was a law. Signed by former president trump meant to help companies that were struggling because of the pandemic is cardinal health. A struggling company. No and this again is why this is so controversial. These health care and drug companies have done really well financially over the last year but cardinal health has confirmed it still plans to use that pandemic tax benefit to recoup as much as four hundred and twenty million dollars in taxes. Already paid out. The company sent a statement. Npr saying their tax plan is quote permissible under federal law but congressman gomez described. This use of the cares act is outrageous and wrong. His committee the house oversight and reform committee sent letters to all of these companies asking for more information about their tax strategies. We expect to hear some answers to those questions by next
Cuomo Attacks a Fellow Democrat Over Nursing Home Criticism
"Governor andrew cuomo handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic again today. Cuomo accused one of his critics of criminal behavior. Here's npr's brian man. Governor cuomo gained a national following his handling of the pandemic but now faces growing criticism for withholding accurate data about corona virus deaths in nursing homes. One of his fellow democrats assemblyman ron. Kim from queens accused cuomo in a letter this week of criminal misconduct and called for cuomo's emergency powers to be revoked during his daily briefing. Cuomo fired back accusing kim of taking improper payments from business owners and i believe it was unethical if not illegal and i believe it's continuing racket. The cuomo administration now acknowledges more than fifteen thousand nursing home residents have died during the pandemic nearly twice. The number of new york state previously reported brian men.
Former Walmart Pharmacists Say Company Ignored Red Flags As Opioid Sales Boomed
"An npr investigation has found that pharmacists. Working for walmart tried for years to raise the alarm about the company's sale of highly addictive opioids. walmart says it broke no laws and acted responsibly. The company faces lawsuits including a complaint. By the justice department. Walmart has been an npr underwriter which we cover like other company and npr addiction correspondent. Brian man has the story to understand. The rule pharmacists and pharmacy chains like walmart played in the opioid crisis. It helps to look at one walmart. Customer a woman named christina dine. She was in her twenties when a doctor ohio prescribed her. Large doses of powerful opioids at the highest. I was prescribed three thirty milligram. Oxy code on a day with two fifteen milligram. Koto kind of thrown in there for quote unquote breakthrough pain. Dine had been diagnosed with bositis painful but not the sort of ailment were a highly addictive narcotic is generally recommended under federal law after a doctor writes the prescription especially one like dines that poses a serious risk of addiction. The pharmacist is also required to play an important gatekeeper role. It's a big part of their job to make sure powerful drugs are only dispensed when there's a legitimate medical purpose dine. Says she had her. Opioid prescriptions filled repeatedly for two years at a number of pharmacies including her local walmart. No one warned her about the danger. I never once had a pharmacist or any other pharmacy staff question. It questioned me. Ask me any questions whatsoever. Dine became addicted to pain pills and later heroin. This was twenty twelve and at first she didn't realize she was part of an opioid epidemic. Already killing tens of thousands of people year by the time dine fell into addiction. Walmart was doing business shipping. Hundreds of millions of opioid pills every year to its chain of pharmacies. The country a shawnee sheeran is a pharmacist. Who saw this happening in walmart. Stores where he worked in rural michigan. He says there were often lines of people. When the store opened waiting to buy opioids i see that bishops. Fifteen to twenty are already lined up to get their prescriptions. Filled cheering told npr. He saw things that scared people who looked healthy. We're getting a lot of pain pills. They were traveling hundreds of miles to fill their prescriptions at his walmart store when he tried to call doctors to find out what was happening. He often couldn't get them on the phone. He was so troubled. He sent warnings to walmart's corporate headquarters in arkansas. So i send the email to walmart executive levels. And i explain them that. Their large number of controlled substance and the narcotics dispensed not for genuine purpose. Which are for distribution on the street. Cheering says nothing happened to fix the problem. And that made him angry so he kept trying warning warnings managers at walmart. Pharmacies seemed to be feeding a black market for opioid pills. They told me. Do not reach out to the da or do not. Call the police if you're going to do so your employment. Going to be terminated immediately records show sheer did contact local police and the drug enforcement administration. He was suspended by walmart. And later fired. He sued the company under a federal whistleblower. Statute a case still pending. Npr tried to ask wal mart about this. The company declined repeated interview requests and didn't respond to a list. Detailed questions it turns out sheeran wasn't the only pharmacist. Raising alarms internal company documents made public in lawsuits against walmart. Show pharmacists all over. The country kept warning. Company executives about opioids and about pill mill doctors sending patients to walmart. There was no oversight from a top of out the over dispensing of controlled substances. This is a pharmacist. Who worked for walmart in the south. Who says he left a couple of years ago voluntarily take another job. Npr agreed not to use his name because he fears a family member. Still employed by walmart. Could face retribution. He says walmart pharmacies kept doing business with doctors. Even when there were clear signs. Things weren't right. They were primary care doctors. They weren't like paint management doctors. They weren't oncologists and they were prescribing. Large amounts of opiates now again as part of their gatekeeper role. All pharmacists have the authority to reject suspicious. Prescriptions and walmart points out in public statements. This does happen at its pharmacies but as walmart shipped and sold hundreds of millions of pills a year industry experts in the pharmacists. Npr interviewed said. There was enormous pressure at walmart to say yes to dispense opioid pills quickly. You know they the walmart didn't make it so that it was easy for you to say no or to do the right thing. Another thing. we've learned from court documents filed in lawsuits against walmart. Is that pharmacists. Weren't the only ones raising alarms. Federal regulators also kept telling walmart it system for managing opioids and keeping patients. Safe wasn't good enough under pressure from the. Da walmart signed an agreement. Way back in twenty eleven promising national reforms the pharmacist. We talked who said things never improved. Again walmart declined. Npr's interview requests but the company has created a public campaign to explain. its opioid practices. This video posted last year. On walmart's website. We all have a responsibility to dispense opioid appropriately. And so when somebody comes star pharmacy and we're going to dispense them a medication we're gonna do it responsibly. We wanna make sure that they're safe and legal filings. Walmart attorneys acknowledged the. Da warned the company about red flags patterns of prescribing behavior. That could mean opioid prescriptions. Were unsafe or illegal. Walmart's has those advisories work legally binding and says government guidance on opioids was often confusing and contradictory. The company also argues. It was the government's job not walmart's to crack down on dangerous pill mill doctors. These arguments will be tested in courts around the country as lawsuits against walmart and other pharmacy chains move. People like christina. Dine will be watching. After filling her first prescription for oxy codeine pills back in twenty twelve dina says it took years to put her life back together. I i got sober and two thousand fifteen. After my daughter's father overdosed died. A kind of went in and out. I struggled for a bitch but I've been sober. Since two thousand seventeen dine is doing better now working as a recovery nurse helping others with addiction but more than two hundred and thirty thousand americans have died from overdoses. Linked directly to prescription opioids. Brian man npr news.
Justice Department Says Walmart Helped To Fuel Ongoing Opioid Crisis
"The justice department is taking on one of the world's biggest companies walmart a civil suit alleges that the retail giant sold huge quantities of highly addictive opioid medications and they did so in a way that violated federal law. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man has been investigating walmart and his with me this morning. Hi there bryan morning david. So let's start with exactly what the doj is alleging here about walmart. So federal data shows walmart's pharmacies dispense to billions of opioid pills over the years often in rural communities that have been devastated by this addiction crisis with the doj says now david is that company executives failed to stop a lot of suspicious opioid orders. Hundreds of thousands of them. Walmart also allegedly failed to report potentially illegal opioid orders to the drug enforcement administration during an online regulatory conference last week. Deputy assistant attorney general. Daniel five signaled that this kind of lawsuit was coming. Armistice are the last two s i guess prescription opioid diversion the too many pharmacies for too long abdicated responsibility so now the doj says it plans to hold walmart accountable for allegedly contributing to this addiction. Crisis killed hundreds of thousands of americans will do we know more about these allegedly illegal drug sales at walmart and how how they sort of played out. Yeah been looking at this. And i spoke with his swannee. Sheeran who worked for walmart as a pharmacist in rural michigan in two thousand twelve when the opioid epidemic there was exploding and he says he quickly encountered red flags patients who would come in with. Suspicious prescriptions for huge doses of opioids. Sometimes he saw patients travelling long distances to filter opioid and also talked to patients. Who couldn't explain why they needed these powerful highly addictive. Painkillers visited direct indication. That does prescriptions are not for any genuine medical purpose instead of being abused by the patient and being distributed on this street sheeran alleges that walmart regularly ignored these warning signs and just went ahead and dispense the opioids anyway and the justice department. Alleges walmart did this all over the country. Knowingly filling prescriptions. that weren't for any legitimate medical. Need i mean it's such serious allegations suggesting that a major company like this contributed to such deadly crisis. What what is walmart saying. What is their response here. Yeah they're pushing back hard. They say that they tried in good faith. Over the years to comply with conflicting confusing laws that regulate opioid prescribing. Walmart's attorneys also argued that the justice department has been trying to embarrass the company allegedly part of an effort to squeeze leverage a big financial settlement. I should say the. Doj says that they've handled this investigation by the book. I mean i suppose this is a serious moment for walmart in terms of of both legal risk and potentially financial risk. Yeah yesterday's federal suit. David really up the ante but walmart was already being sued by a bunch of state and local governments that alleged. The company's opioid sales were irresponsible and dangerous. Cases are moving forward in ohio and west virginia and on top of the legal claims that could run into the billions of dollars. Walmart faces months maybe years now of headlines and disclosures about these opioid sales and that means having its name associated with opioid epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of americans every year
Nurse Sandra Lindsay Receives First COVID Vaccine In New York
"To rollout covid. Nineteen vaccines is underway. As the coronavirus death toll continues to climb toward three hundred thousand the first widely publicized vaccination in the us took place in new york city just hours ago. Npr's brian man has details. Michael dowling head of one of new york's largest hospital systems described this as a historic moment. This is a special moment that special day. This is what everybody has been waiting for to be able to give the vaccine and this is the beginning of the end of the covy issue. Applause broke out in the clinic. As the shot was administered to sandra linzie. A nurse. who's been on the front lines carrying for covid. Nineteen patients brian man. Npr news
Supreme Court blocks strict COVID-19 restrictions on New York houses of worship
"Of New York state's strict attendants limits on religious gatherings. The rules were designed to help slow the spread of the Corona virus. It's 5 to 4 decision highlights tensions that have grown during the pandemic between secular leaders and some religious groups that also opens a window on the new makeup of this court. Now that Amy Cockney Barrett is on the bench. NPR's Brian Mann is in Westport in upstate New York and has been following developments have Ryan Hey, happy Thanksgiving, Ari. Same to you. New York has seen tens of thousands of covert 19 deaths. So what immediate impact is this ruling going to have on the state's attempt to fight the pandemic? State officials say there's no immediate impact. The Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Jewish groups brought this legal challenge and state officials have already rolled back the so called red and orange zones that covered their churches and synagogues. So the rule limiting attendance to his fewest 10 people, even in big religious spaces. It wasn't actually being enforced. But the ruling could limit new restrictions here in the future at the number of cases really surges again in New York, and this also sends a message. You know two other governors around the country how the Supreme Court will look it at any of their restrictions. What's the reaction been today from the religious groups that brought this case? Yeah, they've declared victory. They say this is an important win for religious freedom. They point out that New York was still allowing so called essential businesses to operate in Corona virus hot spots without the same level of restriction. And this win for religious leaders is reversal from the Supreme Court's posture just last summer that gave governors ah lot more leeway fighting this pandemic. I spoke about this with Douglas Laycock at the University of Virginia, he's legal expert on religious liberty. Governor's orders in New York, where some of the mystery Cockney and in the country the first case where Amy Cody Barrett really makes a difference is compared to respect her Ginsberg and it slipped the result and they're not going to be different from the governor's anymore. They're really going toe examine closely for signs of discrimination. And Laycock points out, Ari that governors can still restrict religious gatherings. They just can't restrict them in ways that are different from rules for businesses or government buildings. And now New York governor Andrew Cuomo was named personally in the lawsuit. How did he respond to the ruling? He described this as a political statement being made by this more conservative bloc that now defines this court. But in his daily coronavirus briefing today, Cuomo did also acknowledge the complicated tension here. Look, I'm a former altar boy Catholic Catholic grammar school Catholic high school Jesuit, said college, so I fully respect religion. And if there's a time in life when we need it at the time is now. But we want to make sure we keep people safe at the same time, and and that's the balance we're trying to hit, especially through this holiday season. And I should add, are that this isn't really new. Here. We've seen deadly Corona virus outbreaks in New York around religious communities following ceremonies, funerals and weddings, for example, right from the start of this pandemic, and religious leaders have clashed repeatedly with caramel, also with New York City's mayor. Over how far elected officials can or should go to limit new infections. Now, you mentioned that this reflects the new makeup of the Supreme Court, and there was some tense language in the opinions tell us about what the justices said. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a concurrence of green with this decision that was pretty biting. He wrote that, according to Governor Cuomo, and I'm reading here, quote it may be unsafe to go to church. But it's always fine to pick up another bottle of wine shop for a new bike or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians. That's Reference thereto acupuncture clinics that remain open in New York. Meanwhile, in her dissent, Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor pointed out that in the past, the Supreme Court has given public officials broad leeway in cases involving religion where public safety is a concern, she pointed The fact that the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's ban on immigration from certain Muslim countries. So justice Sotomayor suggesting that this ruling reflects a double standard. NPR's Brian Man, Thanks a lot. Thank you worry. It's a tough call to make telling your family you won't be
OxiContin Maker To Pay Out Billions In Civil, Criminal Penalties
"The makers of oxycontin one of the drugs blame for sending off the OPIOID crisis will plead guilty to federal criminal charges. The Justice Department announced those charges against Purdue Pharma yesterday as part of an eight billion dollar settlement NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man is with US Brian Good Morning. Steve, how's a settlement? GonNa work. Yeah. So if it's approved by a federal bankruptcy judge, Steve The purdue Pharma will admit to the three felony charges including a charge that they misled doctors about the safety of medications like Oxycontin, over time, then the company would pay out billions of dollars in civil and criminal penalties, Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general who outlined the agreement yesterday says the sackler family would also be forced to give up control of their company. Instead of being the owners of a major pharmaceutical company, they will have no stake in that company. Now that sounds like a lot but critics are pointing to the fact that Purdue Pharma was already in big trouble facing bankruptcy struggling to hold onto employees and flooded with thousands of lawsuits tied to the improper marketing of opioids, and despite all that under this deal does federal deal the sackler walk away with most of their personal fortunes intact by some estimates there worth as much as ten billion dollars because of OPIOID prophets, they'll pay a fraction of that in penalties only about two hundred, twenty, five, million dollars out of their own pockets and Steve. There are no criminal charges against them the sackler. Admit to know personal wrongdoing. Well, how do prosecutors explain the deal would include no criminal charges and the sackler not entirely but mostly giving up a pile of liabilities rather than a penalty they would really feel. Deputy. Attorney General. Rosen was asked about this yesterday and he says these penalties go as far as the government can right now holding purdue and the sackler accountable. There is no law that says if you've done something wrong, we should just simply strip somebody of all their assets in existence that's not how it works. It has to be that we are looking at specific ex wrongdoing civilly or criminally, and then having a proportionate response but a lot of people including more than two dozen state attorneys, general dozens of members of Congress advocates for people suffering from addiction. They all say, this isn't proportionate response. They say members of the sackler family played a personal role pushing the prescription opioid boom developing these illegal and deceptive marketing practices that made purdue. Pharma. So profitable the Tissue James is New York State Attorney General, and she's suing members of the. Sackler family, her team tracked hundreds of millions of dollars in opioid prophets that the sackler sent to offshore accounts. She told. NPR. This justice department deal doesn't go nearly far enough doesn't account the hundreds of thousands of deaths of millions of addictions caused by produce farmer in the sackler family all of destruction that they have caused it basically allows billionaires to keep their billions without any accounting for how much a really made James says her state probe of the sackler family will continue. Meanwhile, there's one more detailed, the settlement that sparking. Anger, it turns out purdue. Pharma doesn't actually have enough money left to pay out the billions of dollars agreed to in this settlement. So the plan is for the government to reorganize Purdue Pharma into what's known as a public benefit company that means prophets from future sales of opioids like oxycontin would be used to pay for drug treatment and rehabilitation programs around the country Greg mcneal lives in. Ohio. One of the states hit hardest by the OPIOID epidemic and he lost his son Sam to an overdose five years ago. He. Says this idea of the government getting into the OPIOID business now after it's caused so much harm. He says it just feels wrong it. It just seems ill advised having the government entered into that business. Gosh. There's something about that. That just doesn't doesn't add up at all. And I should say Steve Twenty five state attorneys general agree they signed a letter last week they send it to Attorney General William Bar arguing that this arrangement is ethically wrong and could shelter purdue Pharma and the sackler from future criminal or civil liability Brian Kennedy at least be said for the deal that there's some money here that might help people harmed by the. OPIOID. Epidemic. That will definitely that's what the Justice Department is saying. So let's take stock for a second nearly seventy two thousand people died from overdoses last year this is still ongoing. A lot of those were opioid deaths. What US attorneys say is if this deal is finalized by the bankruptcy court, it would mean extraordinary new resources for states and cities and tribal governments struggling to keep people alive. But one thing everyone agrees to here is that this problem is so big now affecting. So many Americans they say the eight billion dollars from purdue, Pharma is really just a drop in the bucket.
Purdue Pharma Reaches Agreement With U.S. Department of Justice
"The Department of Justice just announced a settlement with Purdue Pharma, the drug company makes the opioid OxyContin. Critics accused Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family of helping to fuel the prescription opioid epidemic. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man is covering this say there, Brian. Hey, Steve. How are you? Okay. What are the terms? Look, this is a complicated deal. Basically what it means is that produce farm is going to pay out about $8.3 billion the Sackler family. The owners of this company will also give up control of this firm, which they really created and helped popularize opioids over the last 20 years. The Justice Department says. A lot of this money many of these resource is will go to communities around the U. S. Hard hit by this addiction epidemic. Remember about the quarter million Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses alone on the cost of these communities of recovering even before the corona virus pandemic. This was a devastating public health crisis. And what the Justice Department says is that this deal will rout funds to those communities. One other interesting detail is that Purdue Pharma will now become a public trust company, and that's very controversial. That's something that a lot of critics have pointed to is as something of deep concern. Although there is some criticism of this agreement already, even though it's just been announced, What is it that critics would say It's not enough in the Sackler is giving up the entire company and some of their personal fortunes. Well, One of the things that's happening here is that the Sackler family will walk away with much of their personal fortune. This deal, Steve calls for them to pay out about $225 million in their personal assets. Critics, including New York Attorney General Leticia James, who has sued the Sackler is directly say that's not nearly enough. She put out a statement just minutes ago. Saying This doesn't hold them accountable for the pain and destruction left by what she described as their greed. Another thing that is really interesting here is that this Public trust company will still have to see the details of how it's organized. But this will sort of put the government in the job of producing opioid medications. This will put the government very closely in connection with a company that caused one of the major public health crises or at least contributed to it. Over the last couple of decades. A lot of state attorneys general say they don't like that arrangement. They think it creates a kind of umbrella for the sack, Lear's and produce that could prevent future prosecutions. Well, how are communities that are hard hit by opioids supposed to get the money from this deal? A lot of that is still we're going to see how the details of this process works. What the Justice Department said today is that this will provide extraordinary resource is they also say that under this newly organized public trust company opioid medications will continue to be provided. Remember, these medications do actually have a medical purpose when they're prescribed appropriately? They say that this will rout resource is both in terms of medications and funds. Too many of those communities Brian, Thanks for the update, always appreciate it. Very good. Thanks,
Former N.J., New York, Gov. Chris Christie Says He's Out of the Hospital After Treatment for COVID-19
"Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is out of the hospital a week after he was diagnosed with a corona virus as NPR's Brian Man reports Christie is one of more than a dozen people in President Trump's inner circle who've contracted the virus a day after president trump announced he and the first lady tested positive Christie. A close trump ally announced he was infected. Christie is overweight suffers from asthma conditions that can increase complications from covid nineteen. He checked himself into a hospital last Saturday in a tweet today Christie said he's been released from the Morristown Medical Center in. New. Jersey he thanked the doctors and nurses who cared for him and said quote I will have more to say about all of this next week. Ryan men. NPR News. This is NPR.
Trump, Biden to visit 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania on anniversary of terrorist attack
"Nation marks the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 terror attacks today. President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden both plan to visit the flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. But not at the same time. Biden will also attend a ceremony at the World Trade Center Memorial site in New York before heading to Pennsylvania. NPR's Brian Man has more 19 years ago, terrorists used commercial airliners to strike the twin towers and the Pentagon, also bringing a passenger jet down in a field in Pennsylvania. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that heartbreaking day showed his city's resilience. People all over this country and all over this world were in awe of New York City and people grieved with us. But they also admired New York City because of the pandemic. Names of nearly 3000 people who died will be spoken. Today It's a 9 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. Using audio recordings made by families. A separate ceremony will include a live reading of the names of those Lost
Rochester, New York, mayor and police chief say they won't resign amid Daniel Prude protests
"Police chief in Rochester, New York, say they will not resign. After days of sometimes violent protests. Demonstrators have accused local officials of covering up the death of a black man Daniel prude while in police custody. NPR's Brian Man has more. At a news conference Sunday, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said she won't bow to Protestersdemands. That she and her chief of police Laurent Singletary, step down. It is clear to me that there is more work to be done and I am committed to doing was necessary and I know The chief is committed to doing was necessary. Warrant also defended police use of force against protesters in recent days, saying there were credible reports Some activists plan to damage or destroy police headquarters. Tonight, Elders from the black Church community here plan to serve his human buffers between protesters and police to reduce the risk of violence. Brian Man NPR NEWS Rochester, New York A federal
New York protests: BLM groups calling for Rochester mayor, police chief to resign
"Of of demonstrators demonstrators turned turned out out in in Rochester, Rochester, New York, last night, demanding the city's mayor and police chief resigned. As NPR's Brian Man reports they're demanding justice over the death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Marchers gathered on the street where Daniel prude, a black man lay in March naked with a hood over his head surrounded by officers. Christopher Cole's told the crowd people want justice is the first time that the world is standing up for black lives is seeing us for the first time when the crowd turned toward Rochester's main police station, a large force of officers used tear gas in a military style vehicle to scatter the protest. New New York's York's attorney attorney general general the the tissue, tissue, James James announced announced he's he's convening convening a a grand grand jury jury is is part part of of the the investigation investigation into into proves proves death. death. Seven Seven officers officers have have been been suspended. suspended. Brian Brian Man Man NPR NPR NEWS, Rochester, New York.
Demonstrators in Rochester, N.Y. protest at city hall over Daniel Prude’s death
"Of of demonstrators demonstrators of of demonstrators demonstrators turned turned turned turned out out in in out out Rochester, Rochester, in in Rochester, Rochester, New York, New York, last last night, night, demanding demanding the city's the city's mayor mayor and and police police chief chief resigned. resigned. As NPR's As NPR's Brian Brian Man Man reports reports they're demanding they're demanding justice justice over over the death the death of Daniel of Daniel Prude Prude in police in police custody. custody. Marchers Marchers gathered gathered on the street on the street where Daniel where Daniel prude, prude, a black a black man man lay in lay in March March naked naked with a with hood a hood over his over head his head surrounded surrounded by officers. by officers. Christopher Christopher Cole's Cole's told told the crowd the crowd people people want want justice justice is the is first the time first that time that the world the world is standing is standing up for up black for black lives lives is seeing is seeing us for us the for first the first time time when the when crowd the crowd turned turned toward Rochester's toward Rochester's main main police police station, station, a large a large force force of officers of officers used used tear tear gas gas in a in military a military style style vehicle vehicle to scatter to scatter the protest. the protest. New New York's York's New New York's York's attorney attorney attorney attorney general general general general the the tissue, tissue, the the tissue, tissue, James James James James announced announced announced announced he's he's convening convening he's he's convening convening a a grand grand a a grand grand jury jury jury jury is is part part is is part part of of the the investigation investigation of of the the investigation investigation into into proves proves into into proves proves death. death. death. death. Seven Seven Seven Seven officers officers officers officers have have been been have have suspended. suspended. been been suspended. suspended. Brian Brian Brian Brian Man Man NPR NPR Man Man NPR NPR NEWS, NEWS, Rochester, Rochester, New York. New York.
Tropical Storm Laura, Marco head toward Gulf states
"Louisiana and Mississippi have declared states of emergency as to tropical storms head towards the northern Gulf coast. The National Weather Service has high winds could start as early as Sunday night NPR's Brian Man reports tropical storm Marco is on track to make landfall. I with the National Weather Service predicting it will hit with hurricane strength. A second storm Laura is expected to land mid week states from Florida to Texas run alert Mississippi. Governor Tate Reeves is urging people to evacuate vulnerable areas. Early, what we cannot have happen is to have a mad rush of people into our sheltering space because of covid nineteen, we are trying very very hard to maintain. Social distancing the requirement of mask. Officials, Say Marco could dump five inches of rain causing flash floods in some
"brian man" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Reimagining banking offering savings and checking accounts that can be opened from anywhere Capital One what's in your wallet Capital One NA and the listeners of KQED cloudy skies today temperatures mid sixties to mid seventies this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon even those have spent their careers in law enforcement fighting drug crimes order me in from the opioid epidemic while Julie Garcia a former prosecutor in upstate New York which hand they drug cases her own family was being ravaged by addiction to prescription pain killers north country public radio's Brian man has this profile Julie Christie is spent much of her career as a prosecutor working in three county district attorney offices across New York state serving as head the a for a time here in Essex County she says her attitude toward drugs was pretty typical tough on crime until opioids hit her own home town in the early two thousands she got a call one day from her mom and her sister who admitted that they were using opiates getting high together they told me they were scared that was one of the worst moments of my entire life I was just a new prosecutor working out the Suffolk County DA's office and I remember being outside talking to my mom and my sister and like what we do your sister is living what she describes as a double life working days as a prosecutor then driving home to port Henry New York to small mining town where she grew up she found her mom sue and her sister Lani were buying oxycontin and other prescription pain killers from neighbors which was the most disturbing part for me was people getting other people addicted to intentionally and then the raising the price of the pills in people I know and I knew some of the people that were selling to my mom into my sister Garcia says her view of drug crime began to evolve as her mom and sister struggled through relapse after relapse they didn't look to her like criminals neither did the drug dealers import Henry who seems just as desperate and addictive when I was the DA you would always try to figure out a way to stop those people but then again there's another layer to that like why are they doing that what's their backstory Garcia drives me through her old neighborhood in the rocky hills above port Henry she now believes the opioid epidemic has as much to do with economics and poverty as crime the stores are closed here many of the houses boarded up the local iron mine shut down for good in the nineteen seventies this was such a different place when I was growing up here and there were kids everywhere yes yes as a prosecutor she got pushed back when she first started linking addiction to things.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Private fortune they build selling oxycontin Brian man NPR news this is NPR and this is W. NYC in New York on Julianne wealthy democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal to stop government corruption the Massachusetts senator is announcing the planned this evening at a rally in Washington Square park in Greenwich Village worn wants to ban lobbyists from serving as political campaign fundraising bottlers she also wants to tighten limits on politicians accepting gifts for government action and bar members of Congress from nonprofit boards tonight's rally is at seven o'clock Staten Island congressman Max roses the settlement reached with Purdue pharma which you've been hearing about and W. NYC does not go far enough hundreds of state and local governments sued the company for its role in the opioid crisis at a news conference today rose said federal prosecutors should get involved I walked the Sackler family charged as criminal drug dealers their homes confiscated their cars confiscated their wealth confiscated both **** and abroad I spoke. X. men for the Southern District declined comment yesterday produ pharma filed for bankruptcy the first step in the complex settlement agreement the company doesn't have to admit wrongdoing but it'll pay more than ten billion dollars of a federal judge approves of the deal the Sackler family says it hopes people critical of the settlement will change their minds police in New York City say there are no signs of foul play in the death of the car's front man Ricco Catholic he was found by officers yesterday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment the car's help define the new wave era with chart topping songs like just what I needed they were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame last year after being nominated twice before cassock was seventy five years old. it's seventy five degrees right now one.
"brian man" Discussed on Cheap Heat
"And we see whether or not there are changes to these shows, and you would think the first order of business might be to really start a stab wishing what shows look like and sticking with them and not changing things day of which has been something that has plagued, WWE, creative forever. But particularly over the last couple of years where you hear constantly about shows changing judge. Just before. They go on the air, and that is something that definitely happens. So the question is, when you now have guys directing the show's really who are, you know, able to be the hands on guys for each show will that start to change. Because here's the amazing thing was having again, this conversation with my buddy. Brian man, the other day will watch stop and grounds. Vince McMahon is handling so much right now. And always the idea that he could fully handle creative for Ron smackdown every week. In addition to. Running the business side of WWE, at least for the most part. I mean, certainly Michelle Wilson's really important and there several other people who are. You know, high importance when it comes to business issues, but still it the buck stops with him. He starting the XFL. There is so much to do. There's a new company launching to compete with them on television. Numbers are down. If, if you're simply Vince McMahon in dealing with the fact and smackdown was up from last week, and it was number one eighteen to forty nine and it was up a few hundred thousand viewers from last week, though still down from last year. If he was just dealing with the fact that there's a viewership crisis. That's a lot to handle. If he was just trying to launch the XFL that's a lot to handle. If you're just dealing with creative. That's lot dealing with all of them is a borderline impossible task, and maybe not borderland just impossible. And the result is what we're getting no. That again that all would have been borderline impossible, what he was fifty fifty five sixty. You know, you're not talking about a guy into a seventies and one of the things that I think is really problematic for Vince McMahon as he gets older. And I'm sure he would not agree with this, or wanna hear it at all is the man works like a maniac, and frankly, sleep and rest are so important for one using their brain in any sort of. A proper complete capacity. And I say that as someone who you know, probably works too much. And I know what I'm like on the air trying to get my thoughts together when I'm not getting sleep, and frankly, it's just not good. You're just not able to be that good at thinking when you're not resting. I know the sound so basic and infantile but I think it's something we don't talk about enough because we all know that Vincent man's machine. He doesn't sleep. He sleeps few hours a night he's worth. He's in the gym. He's working constantly. He's on the road. Constant not to mention think about how tired, you are after like one business trip. One annoying day of travel. Think about how tired, you are then think about doing that multiple times a week every week, always, and then when you're quote unquote, back home. You're still your office 'til all hours of the night..
"brian man" Discussed on KCRW
"This is crazy. A little high wire act feel. This far north the Hudson is a muscular mountain stream half covered in ice on the other side. We snowshoe across a frozen lake. The the mountains around us, but it's the so still and quiet and we're so deep into the wilderness. It's so cold out. You can hear the trees crack. We hikone. And here's where the day gets tricky were climbing a summit called mount Adams and miliion I reach a point where no one's broken trail for us. So we trade off going first plowing step by step through deep. Crusty snow. It's like climbing stairs made of sand up a one hundred fifty story building. It's as mentally tough. As it is physically tough to take a step and slide back down. It's not graceful at one point I tumble into a mountain stream hidden under the snow on one of the steep sections. Emily loses her balance, I fell completely on my back. You just there was like a turtle. Yeah. Slowly topples. We keep going and it's worth it her the tree line. Now. Everything is just. Covered in white really snowy cold the sun sweeps across icy peaks all around us. The view is mythical. It's like we've left New York state and stumbled into a version of winter street out of narnia, Brian man, NPR news in New York's Adirondack mountains..
"brian man" Discussed on KCRW
"This is crazy. A little high wire act. This far north the Hudson is a muscular mountain stream half covered in ice on the other side. We snowshoeing across a frozen lake. The the mountains around us, but it's just so still and quiet and we're so deep into the wilderness. It's so cold out. You can hear the trees crack. We hikone. And here's where the day gets tricky were climbing a summit called mount Adams, and Emily, and I reach a point where no one's broken trail for us. So we trade off going first plowing step by step through deep. Crusty snow. It's like climbing stairs made of sand up a one hundred fifty story building. It's as mentally tough. As it is physically tough to take a step and slide back down. It's not graceful at one point I tumble into a mountain stream hidden under the snow on one of the steep sections. Emily loses her balance, I fell completely on my back. You just it was like a turtle. Yeah. Slowly topples. We keep going, and it's worth it or above the treeline. Now, everything is just. Covered in white really snowy cold the sun sweeps across icy peaks all around us. The view is mythical. It's like we've left New York state and stumbled into a version of winter street out of narnia, Brian man, NPR news in New York's Adirondack mountains..
"brian man" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Second what do we get with paul george what do we get if we ride this thing out what do we get if we don't do it where we if we do it's brian man it's it's not it's not it's the best player ever arguably right if he's not that he's certainly the best player right now zac never gets hurt boys gives you an incredible performance and he's at the peak of his game and he's he's willing to say yes and this goes back to our conversation with quite leonard okay the whole idea of well you know what if coups turns in quite leonard is that cornered is a first team all lebron is lebron so whatever this might become an okay great but lebron is lebron and they're still a lot of trade on that tire you have to you have to do it for a couple of reasons like in the business world they always talk about the double bottom line and that's let's make some money do good for someone you know the double bottom line philanthropy comes to mind in that respect you can still make money having a foundation and pay some people's employees etc but also you doing good to other people and doing well for them here's a double bottom line when it comes to nba franchise time the dodgers wanted championship nineteen eightyeight don't remind me yeah last year right the last time chargers wanna champs you oh never i'll wait okay the last time the rams wanna championship well that oh ninety nine zero one so yes i'm like la teams.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Role at a challenging time a high school shooting in parkland florida touched off nationwide protests and even states with republican governors like florida and vermont that have had wide open gun laws have passed new gun restrictions brian man npr news this is npr news from washington russia says one of its military helicopters has crashed in syria killing both pilots officials with the defense ministry in moscow say it was an attack helicopter that went down in the east of the country hostile fire is not suspected officials say it appears to have been a technical problem last week a russian fighter jet crashed in the mediterranean while taking off from an airbase in syria preliminary election results in lebanon suggest large gains for hezbollah considered a terrorist group by the us npr's lima l orion reports lebanon's interior minister announced the preliminary results for the country's first parliamentary elections since two thousand nine hezbollah and iranianbacked group and its allies including the largest christian party won over half the seats it's a political and moral victory says hezbollah's leader sidehustle nasrallah meanwhile the party belonging to prime minister saddle hetty suffered big losses but because of the the powersharing deal the country's religious factions agreed to at the end of the civil war in the ninety s had really will be asked to form a government and can likely keep his post lemon npr news beirut as bella has been supporting syrian president bush or al also in syria civil war since two thousand twelve stocks in asia ended the day higher after china reported a rebound in exports last month they rose almost twenty two percent from the same month a year ago wall street is coming off a day of gains as the cost of crude oil closed above seventy dollars a barrel for the first time in three and a half years i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include the estate of joan b kroc who's bequest serves as an enduring investment in the future of public radio and seeks to help npr produce programming that meets the highest standards of public.
"brian man" Discussed on KOMO
"The explosion officials had increased a cash rewarded the package bombing case that has is rocked the texas capitol the austin police department hasn't said if it believes last night's explosion is related to the other three that date back to march second but continue to ask citizens to be on high alert austin police chief brian man would want to put out the message that we've been putting out and that is not any packages for anything that looks like a package do not even go near it at this time the specifics of last night's explosion haven't been released police say two men were hurt and taken to the hospital neighbors in the area were asked to stay inside their homes police say they'll know more as the morning moves along chief manley says it's clear the package bombs were meant to send a message the person or persons understands what that message is responsible for constructing deliberating these devices and we hope this person or persons is watching and we'll reach out to us before anyone else is injured or anyone else is killed police won't speculate as to what that message may be but people in and around austin have brought up the possibility it could be race related because the neighborhood where they occurred is populated heavily by minorities last night's explosion though on the complete opposite side of the city with a different demographic tensions are rising as weeks have gone by since the first bomb and no suspects cheap man only says department has received hundreds of tips but none have panned out so please keep the calls coming we don't want the tips to slow down we need that and you may have the one piece of information that lets us put this all together the atf and fbi are working closely with austin police as days continue to pass without answers the department is now offering a one hundred thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in the case that in addition to fifteen thousand dollars offered by the governor's office while police work to determine a motive and any connection to the package bombings in the most recent blast a city remains vigilant and on alert i'm clayton neville it's twelve past the hour when america in the morning returns the.
"brian man" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Violent tendencies and my colleague brian man talked with eighteen year old chad williams at a vigil this afternoon a williams says he's down the alleged shooter since middle school and he and williams says he was often in trouble her hiding in he got expelled from school at we know that the alleged leader had an air fifteen rifle in williams has he was really interested in guns in silvio is gone books he had like a gun was like assault rifles and i knew he was crazy right i didn't think he would do something like this we also talked with a man from mississippi who says last year there was a comment on his youtube page from someone named nicholas crews saying quote i'm going to be a professional school shooter the fbi says youtube deleted that comment the agency looked into the port but can't make any connection to the accused in this case and authorities say they are continuing to talk with people who know the accused and look into social media activity that one other possible disturbing development that we're hearing about is that he may have had connections to a white nationalist militia group have you been able to now down confirmation on that it's a tallahassee based group called republica florida and the leader of that group jordan chair of says crews participated in paramilitary grills but investigators say they haven't confirmed that yet and you noticed that overall picture of this young man at the centre all this is still confusing we know that he had a rough life both of his parents are dead his father died when he was young in his mother just about four months ago we talked with attorney jim lewis who representing a family crews with staying with for the past three months and he gives a different image of the accused he was very respectful in terms of the family follow the rules of the household and was very appreciative of uh you know 'cause the home that this family gave him because he didn't have one lewis says the nineteen year old was depressed stillgrieving the loss of his mother but the family didn't see an indication that he was violent and peers jeff brady reporting from outside the broward county courthouse in fort lauderdale jess thanks so much thank you the weapon used in yesterday's shooting was an ar fifteen rifle and if that sounds familiar that's because it's the same type of.
"brian man" Discussed on Only A Game
"We kept doing it and we we got the hit lined up and everything but i wasn't very valuables quarterback with a broken hand so kind of an unceremonious end to my stunts career brian was out of stunt work and he knew where things were headed with the avengers for fun i formally submitted my retirement paperwork so that i could see my name on the espn arena football league ticker line is having retired at the age of twenty six years did you know at that moment that your biggest past was still ahead of you not by it'd be idea for the next few years brian worked for a healthcare consulting company he tried to stay away from football there are some people that asked me if it was like a death was at that big of a deal and i actually like in it more to a divorce because when there's a death that's finite it's over but football didn't want me anymore they wanted somebody younger and sexier and i could go see football anytime i wanted football just didn't want to see me anymore but then on january 31st 2017 brian learned that football wanted to take him back for one more night it had been more than a decade since he'd retired from the afl he'd been working desk jobs in the rice athletic departments it's two thousand fourteen but who else in the houston area had more experience and both showbiz and as a quarterback brian man was the perfect guy for the job it on the night of january 31st he reported to lady gaga.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The loss of salt deductions would hit every man woman and child right in the tax return but only about a third of filers claimed salt deductions their largely higher income households and new tax law benefits them in other ways francs similar tino of the nonpartisan tax policy center says most those people will still pay less overall next year the growth of two for one low low tech fate their tax cut might be smaller and that's the real fear for leaders of high cost states with loss of the solve deduction a state like california is now even more costly for higher income tax payers in comparison to a bordering state like nevada which has no income tax some california republicans are weighing whether they would support democratic proposals to avoid the hit state senator john morlock doesn't ruled out so we're going to benefit those that we really need to keep here because if we lose any of our top 1 percent we lose a portion of about fifty percent of our personal income taxes more locks a former accountant and his main concern is that the california bill is to cute that's wonder if it's really something that should be pursued because it'll be squashed states are considering one other tactic the fight the loss of the salt deduction one the brought new york governor cuomo a long ovation in his state of the state speech suet as doubletaxation we believe it is illegal and we will challenge it in court as unconstitutional new jersey has also threatened a lawsuit while california's attorney general says he's reviewing legal options frankly our news and then bradford in sacramento the winter storm gripping the eastern united states his forced millions of people to scramble for heat and shelter but people who work outside for a living often have no choice but to just endure north country public radio's brian man reports had been to the arctic before and it feels a lot like this howling wind snow scouring your faith and temperature tho cold your hands start to freeze up immediately but the thing is i not in the arctic i'm in upstate new york in a parking lot outside a dunkin' donuts a plow pushes drifts snow the guy behind the wheel zach nathan is bundled up like the.
"brian man" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The nonpartisan tax policy center says most those people will still pay less overall next year the relative to for one low tech state they're part cut might be smaller and that's the real fear for leaders of high cost states with loss of the solve deduction a state like california is now even more costly for higher income tax payers in comparison to a bordering state like nevada which has no income tax some california republicans are weighing whether they would support democratic proposals to avoid the hit state senator john morlock doesn't ruled out so we're going to benefit those that we really the cheap here because if we lose any of our top 1 percent we lose a portion of about fifty percent of our personal income taxes more locks of former accountants and his main concerns that the california bill is to cute catch wonder if it's really something that should be pursued because it'll be squashed states are considering one other tactic to fight the loss of the solve deduction one the brought new york governor cuomo a long ovation in his state of the state speech suet as doubletaxation we believe it is illegal and we will challenge it in court as unconstitutional new jersey has also threatened a lawsuit while california's attorney general says he's reviewing legal options french our news i'm ben bradford in sacramento the winter storm gripping the eastern united states his forced millions of people to scramble for heat and shelter but people who work outside for a living often have no choice but to just endure north country public radio's brian man reports had been to the arctic before and it feels a lot like this howling wind snow scouring your faith and temperatures so called the your hands start the freeze up immediately but the thing is i am not in the arctic i'm in upstate new york in a parking lot outside a dunkin' donuts a plow pushes drifts snow the guy behind the wheel zach nathan is bundled up like the michelin man when it's colder and when it's windier that's whereas the worst you have to dress up even exserb bundled now it's a hassle were for guys like zach the colder it gets the.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Minutes to enjoy this season and to listen to what's happening now in new york's adirondack mountains north country public radio's brian man has been climbing there i'm heading for new mark mount cragg of rock the trail takes me past the son swept alpine league framed by hide loves i keep hearing a south like some would smashing dinner plates it's been so cold here they're already big sheets of ice on the cliffs but now in this day the sun is just so king it and it's lit up and daggers of eyes are just calving off making this amazing sounds kind of echoing through the valley it's icy enough that i straps spikes to my boots to give me traction because they work my way up the rocks is his silent i can here just little tiny traces of water moving under the snow soft wind will move the trees just little and the ticket easier moving higher love me the day is a chemistry of sun and ice it so warm that i stripped my tshirt but then i find gardens of little ic sculptures it's called 'needle ice caused by water squeezed up out of the frozen ground when you touch the listen to this i hike on scrambling over icy ledges the trail suddenly opens the sky and sun and a horizon of snowy peaks of climbed up to this big stage of rock the top noon mark almost the flag water like wave of mountains that stretch out the wind comes up bitter cold and i pull on my coat the sun is already dropping below the ridge is they start for home brian man npr news in new york's adirondack mountains.
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"The shooter in las vegas massacre had several in his possession when he opened fire last weekend killing fifty eight people and wounding almost five hundred others for turning the gun on himself the group is asking the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives to review it to determine whether it complies with federal law and gun dealers and retailers in bet checking away from the bump stock devices north country public radio's brian man reports the devices are vanishing from catalogues and store shelves walmart cabela's in many of the big online gun dealer suspended sales of bump stocks this week their websites give error messages received those products are permanently out of stock so manufacturers of temporarily suspended sales in some gun viewers who say the normally back broad gun rights seemed unwilling to defend the devices or another term runs a gun shop here in las vegas gift to get the wiggs in the dims a win barely bumps thought deaths farc is not the important some news organizations reported a surge in sales of bump stocks after democat craddock senator dianne feinstein introduce legislation that would ban the devices and pr has found no evidence that gunowners are racing to buy the kits brian man npr news las vegas meanwhile clark county fire chief greg castle is praising his team for their performance at the music event that night in las vegas he says there was a standby crew around sixteen ems paramedic personnel and that they performed wonderfully or training paid off or training paid off new what to do it was much grander than we ever envisioned however we were able to handle it and he says they were prepared because las vegas as an international tourist destination and he says it has many soft targets tropicalstorm nate is expected to intensify to a hurricane and hit the northern gulf coast this weekend and here's wale it reports preparations are underway from south louisiana to though florida panhandle new orleans is staging boats in high water vehicles than handing out sandbags to residents in advance of nate which is expected to strike as a hurricane on sunday mayor mich landrieu has declared an emergency law to the citizens of new all as there is no reason to panic with there is reason to prepare we just need to be ready of a heavy wind and heavy rain who louisiana national guard will be in new orleans to.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Energy when you fired the first bullet and keeps using that energy to sort of shove your finger against the trigger for are you and so you had a steady stream although we're also learning in recent days and gun owners will know this it's not manufactured the gut his not manufactured or fire so many books so quickly overheat snow and in fact it jumps around a lot to when you fire it this way so you lose accuracy and the overheating of this gun firing at that rate means it'll jammed up fast which probably accounts uae had twelve of these so we could swap guns as the heated up is there any more insight into why the gunman acted this way uh not really yet on why he was thinking what he was thinking we don't know that but there is love interest right now on the person who's being as his girlfriend mary lou dan league police say he's she's been out of the country says before the attack last night she came back she flew to los angeles she was met there by law enforcement scholes and she is expected to be questioned they've been calling a person of interest that means she's not necessarily a suspect here but i think they hope that she can shed some light on what led up to this especially because there had been some reports now that the shooter sent money overseas to the philippines where she was so martin's sending money to the philippines he stockpiling weapons he modifying weapons he's bringing in cameras is this level of preparation normal for people committing these kinds of mass killings normal well it is not unprecedented in mass shooter situations there is often it of pattern here of preparation of setting yourself up of thinking through what you're gonna do amassing an arsenal so i'm afraid of this doesn't look that strange martin thanks very much a com that's npr law enforcement correspondent martin cost to the morning we are also keeping our focus on some of the at least fifty eight victims that's the number that's being used now two of those victims came from anchorage alaska north country public radio's brian man grew up in alaska and brian who were your fellow will esperance i'll save one was dorian anderson as she come south las vegas with.
"brian man" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The major economies but the idea is not to be necessarily realistic but to send a portentous message not just to north korea but to china as well at least let me just ask you a run mentioned president trump bump sort of putting pressure on south korea saying that they shouldn't trying to appease the north what what what is that will head to south korea reactor that come from united states the presidential office here says that it has actually gotten assurances from the us national security council in a letter saying that the alliance remains as strong as ever said this is more daylight between the president himself and what he's tweeting and what the administration a thing to south korea which is something that we have seen in some foreign affairs under the trump administration of four all right and run out being an npr's elite few talking about these latest developments in north korea thank you both very much thank yet meles it is hard to even described this effort this massive effort is under way right now to clean up all of those areas a hit along the gulf coast by hurricane harvey night israeli that's because harvey left behind a massive mess including wrecked houses here's how houston mayor so esther turner put it on nbc's meet the press yesterday every community every every part of this city was catch by this storm and so people now already putting that debris out and we what i said to the president we need to get that re debris remove like yesterday otherwise what have a public safety hazard like yesterday david and there's also concern odd near south texas is chemical plants and superfund sites reporter brian man has been looking into that he's on the line from beaumont texas hit o'brien good morning david so it's the risk here i mean they're they're there have been a a growing chorus of people saying that these there could be chemicals that we just don't even realize our emmys flood waters there have been talking to the coast guard the.
"brian man" Discussed on The Modern West
"In the heart of the town of fort wash aqui on the wind river reservation workers are putting the finishing touches on the tychy village a low income tribal housing development brian man is the deputy director of the eastern schone tribal housing authority and he's showing me around do you mind if we walk over and kind of take a closer look at this community center i don't know if we'll be needing hardhats here but okay man says it's taken years to get the money to demolish the old housing development that was full of specis and lead paint and build this new one twenty stylish single family homes are arranged in a modern neighborhood eight families have already moved in we tip toe through the construction zone to the community center in the middle of the coldest sack building around front with the merely florida's ceiling windows native culture the circle represents many things in the circle of life and we try to implement that here the plan is to host events in classes here for the whole tribe but renting a house at taiji village won't be easy they're over sixty families on the waiting list right now the waiting list can take years and we look at the list of people have submitted applications in early two thousand two thousand the list got even longer as the process of funding the new development went on year after year and the main challenge was finding the dollars to make the tikey project happen that literally took two years of financial review nance has applications for housing projects like this one are often highly competitive pitting tribal housing projects against state once and the federal scoring process is often biased against rural housing projects you have to have a project that was within so many miles of conveniences including stores schools access to healthcare community facilities the closest cities to the reservation are riverton in lander both small under ten thousand people man says after two attempts eastern shoshoni finally succeeded at getting a two point seven million dollar low income tax credit project which gives investors ten years of tax credits in exchange for money for low income housing projects and they've used successes like that one to leverage more capital in two thousand fourteen they received a total of six point four million.