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"Dave Mattingly. The international energy agency says Russia's invasion of Ukraine will have long-lasting effects on global energy prices, the BBC's Theo like it has more on the IEA's annual report. The prices of gas and coal have hit record levels this year. The highest burden has fallen on poorer households and in developing economies the agency says some 75 million people who recently gained access to electricity may find themselves unable to pay for it. The IAA insists there is scant evidence to support claims that climate policies have contributed to the rise in energy prices. In fact, it says stronger measures will be needed to drive a huge increase in investment in clean technologies to boost energy security and affordability. That's the BBC's Theo legate. The Pentagon says yesterday's launch of a test rocket in Virginia was successful. The flight was part of an effort to gauge nearly a dozen hypersonic weapons experiments for the U.S. Military. Navy vice admiral Johnny wolf says the goal is to develop a new class of weapon. We will be completing design development next year in that same year next year. We will field this system to the United States Army. The rocket test was carried out by sandia national laboratories at NASA's wallops island flight center. This is NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. It's 8 32, good morning. I'm David first, 57° going up to 65 today with sunny skies. President Biden recently ended a program that allowed households to order free home COVID tests from the federal government, but as WNYC's Caroline Lewis reports, it's still possible to get no cost tests for now. A federal rule is still in place requiring most health plans to cover at home COVID tests for free. Commercial plans cover up to 8 tests per member each month, so does Medicare part B and the New York State Medicaid program. But this policy will expire whenever the federal public health emergency around COVID-19 is over. So far it's been extended through mid January. New York City officials are working to provide access to free take home tests regardless of insurance. Yankees manager Aaron Boone is getting a key vote of confidence, a team owner Hal Steinbrenner, says he plans to keep Boone calling him quote a very good manager. Bonus in his 5th year. The Yankees started this season very strong going 61 and 23 in the first half, but then injuries set in and they faded down the stretch. And then they were swept in the American League championship series by their October nemesis, the Houston Astros. The Yankees have not appeared in the World Series since 2009. 57° now, it'll be

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03:08 min | 2 months ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The environment and will reduce rats. Sanitation commissioner Jessica Tisch. 24 million pounds of trash and recycling sit down on a curb every single day. One third of that over a third of that is food waste, food waste is what attracts the rats, all 2.2 million queens residents can participate with city issued bins or their own containers. Compost pick up occurs the same day as recycling pickup. Most people who spoke to sanitation workers were excited about the new service. Take giovanna Cordero. It's the least we can do as a community to help the city, you know, it's a valuable cause, but what happens to the waste once it's collected. Some of it will go to a large composting facility on Staten Island. It'll be processed there over several months. The material that comes out of it will be used to nourish the soil at city parks and community gardens. The sanitation department says some of the waste will also go to clean energy production through anaerobic digestion. That's a natural process where bacteria breaks down organic material and converts it into biogas. The curbside composting pilot will cost $2 million. Advocates who have long pushed for a citywide composting program view the queen's pilot as progress. While there are no plans for a citywide program yet, commissioner Tisch isn't ruling it out. She says she will be closely watching participation in Queens. I'd like to see steady increases over the weeks, and that's what we're expecting. Michelle bogey, double NYC news. Farms across New York State are harvesting marijuana this fall that will soon stock the first legal recreational dispensaries. WNYC is Caroline Lewis visited a farm on Long Island to see what it produced this season. That's a joke. The farm's owner started the tour by showing off plants that were recently picked and hung up to dry and shaded greenhouses. A state cannabis officials looked on. But he cautioned that New Yorkers should temper their expectations for this year's harvest. Most of what he and other statewide have grown this season isn't really meant to be smoked. To be honest, we bid our whole plan this year really for biomass. So that means four extraction for concentration and those are the things that are going to wind up in edibles, topicals, infused products, vapes, et cetera the farmer asked for his name to be withheld because marijuana is still federally illegal. He says he will prepare some of this early weed, so it can be sold in pre rolled joints. But these buds aren't pretty enough to be put on display. They don't carry the aesthetic people typically expect. He says the more potent and attractive marijuana New Yorkers are used to getting from the black market or other legal states is grown indoors. But so far, New York is only allowing licensed cultivators to grow outdoors or in greenhouses. That's because indoor cultivation uses up so much energy. Damian fagan, the chief equity officer at the New York office of cannabis management, says New York is prioritizing environmental sustainability. The New York consumer is a

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"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:30 min | 5 months ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition on WNYC. I'm Michael hill. Current and former employees of metropolitan hospital in Harlem are raising concerns that the public hospital psych ward has become a dangerous place for both patients and staff. Several of them have spoken with WNYC and said metropolitan is struggling to keep violence in its behavioral health units under control. We don't have enough staff to deescalate 13 people fighting. Do you need a whole squad? Joining us now is WNYC health reporter Caroline Lewis Caroline good morning. Good morning. Tell us a bit about some of the types of instance taking place at metropolitan. So first, I just want to note that my reporting mostly came from the staff perspective, either through interviews or documents describing incidents they had reported. So in some cases, staff were injured, breaking up a fight, or trying to prevent one patient from assaulting another patient, there were also multiple instances when a patient allegedly punched a staff member or just assaulted them unprovoked. And then there were instances when staff were trying to subdue a patient by physically restraining them or forcibly medicating them and the patient fought back. And that's what happened to one former nurse at the hospital Humberto Garcia, who was out with an injured shoulder for a month. I wouldn't say it was trauma, but it's like I was scared to go back on the unit. Garcia left the hospital in May to become a travel nurse. And he and others I spoke to say a lot of staff have left over the last couple of years because they just felt management wasn't addressing their concerns. You're reporting shows matters seem to be getting worse. What do the data and documents tell us? So workplace injuries in public hospitals are tracked by the State Department of Labor, and I found that the number of injuries at metropolitan related to violent incidents involving behavioral health patients increased between 2019 and 2020 and so did the number of workdays that staff were missing as a result. So in 2019, they were missing about 40 days per incident on average. And the next year it went up to 66. And then by 2021, it was more than a hundred days per incident. And in addition to workplace injury logs, I also looked at other documents such as protests of assignment filed by nurses, and those are formal complaints that nurses make when they believe they're assignment is unsafe. So more nurses in the behavioral health units are filing those complaints this year. And there are complaints from this year and past years that specifically mention insufficient staff to monitor patients who could pose a safety risk to others. I'm curious, Caroline, what are some of the reasons people think this situation of metropolitan has gotten so bad? I think there are a few different theories on this. For one thing, people in the mental health field say that some patients have likely fallen out of treatment and had their mental health deteriorate during the pandemic. And so they say, so they may be showing up at the hospital and we're shape. And in an email to one of the union leaders last year, the head of NYC health and hospitals, doctor Mitchell Katz, theorized that an increase in substance use was contributing to more violence in hospital psych words. But I would say current and former employees at metropolitan also attribute the increase in injuries to understaffing, a lack of resources, and hospital management just not introducing some of the safety precautions. They've seen at other facilities, people say this is just an overall environment of lawlessness. So what has New York City health and hospitals response been to all this? The hospital system basically said it's aware of the situation and has already started taking steps to make things better, for instance, metropolitan has raised the plexiglass barrier on the nurses station. So patients can enter as easily, which is a fix that staff requested. A spokesperson said they're also doing daily huddles, introducing new therapeutic activities for patients and trying to offer patients medication earlier in their stay that they hope will improve clinical outcomes and cut back on violence. Some staff have also requested more involvement from hospital police, although the health system emphasized that training behavioral health staff should or rather that trained behavioral health staff should generally be the ones intervening with patients. They did say hospital police have started visiting behavioral health units more frequently though to check in. And the health system has also tried to train people on how to safely restrain patients while acknowledging that this should be a last resort. There's a lot of evidence that this practice of restraining patients can be physically dangerous and also traumatic for them and can also cause more staff injuries. What else do staffers those who still work there and those who used to work that what do they say could improve the situation? I think the biggest thing people mentioned is just better staffing, not only more staff, but also appropriate staff for the specific patient population. So for instance, staff have raised concerns that they often have patients who require one on one care, and that means the employee providing that care isn't available to take care of other patients on the unit. And then understaffing also makes it harder for someone to intervene early if a patient doesn't does seem to be getting upset so that it doesn't escalate. And sometimes the source of a patient's frustration is the lack of attention that they're getting. There's also the issue of some patients not listening to the women on staff in particular or being sexually aggressive towards them, and that seems to be a major issue. Aside from the staff in the air Caroline, what did the people you interviewed say about the overall conditions in the inpatient psych units? Honestly, they described a pretty horrendous situation. People I spoke to said that some of the other hospitals they had worked at, there were activities like art therapy, some outlet for patients emotions, but they said that was totally lacking at metropolitan and that it was just generally not a very therapeutic environment. And then one former staffer at you and me actually said he thought patients were underfed and that he often brought in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during his shifts. He said they didn't always have enough bedding and that his unit was always too cold at night Extremely cool. We don't have enough blackhead for this. They're going to react to us. In some cases, he said patients were aggressive because they were reacting negatively to these conditions. But of course, NYC health and hospitals said they always have enough resources or rather the proper resources to deliver high quality care. WNYC health reported Caroline Lewis putting a spotlight on metropolitan hospital psych unit up in Harlem, Caroline

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03:42 min | 8 months ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from NPR news Amy Martinez And I'm Leila faldon In New York City police identified a person of interest in Tuesday's subway shooting that left 29 people injured They've also released more details about the chaotic scene and what they found at the station a gun fireworks infuses Ten people were shot and others were treated for smoking halation other injuries Caroline Lewis is a reporter with member station WNYC and she joins us now Hi Caroline Hi So Caroline let's start with this person of interest What do we know about the man the police are looking for Right so his name is Frank R James He's a 62 year old man with addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia and police said they found a key at the subway station to a U haul van and records showing that he rented the van in Philadelphia They were careful last night not to call him a suspect but they definitely want to talk to him Police also talked about how the shooting unfolded What were they able to put together from video and witnesses on the scene So all of this took place during rush hour as the train was pulling into a station in sunset park in Brooklyn Apparently a man wearing a neon green construction vest and hat and a gas mask opened up two smoke grenades and then police say he pulled out a gun and started shooting a 33 shops and all There's video footage showing smoke pouring out of the train as soon as the door is opened when I entered the station and people were rushing out onto the platform screaming And all you see is like a small black smoke bomb going off and then and then people bum rushing to the back this pregnant woman was in front of me I was trying to help her I don't know They were shot at first I just thought it was a black smoke bomb She said I'm pregnant with a baby I hugged her And then the bottom nurse continued I got pushed and that's when it got shot on the back of my neck Yeah there was clearly a lot of confusion Police said the items they later recovered at the station included to empty gas canisters a hatchet gasoline and a 9 millimeter semi-automatic block They say they don't have a motive so far Terrifying It must have been terrifying for people What do we know at this point about the victims So this has been developing but hospitals identified at least 29 people who were treated for injuries Officials said last night that there were ten people who were wounded by the gunfire and others who were injured either by smoke inhalation or just in the rush to get out of the station And 5 of the victims were listed in critical but stable condition Officials who smoke last night spoke last night said it could have been much worse and I think they were grateful that all the victims are expected to recover What's the mood like in the city right now especially for those who depend on the trains to get around So there has been this increase in crime recently and subway crimes specifically So I think some people were already a little on edge and this didn't help I talked to some people who lived near the station who said they had near misses with this incident yesterday that left them really rattled Some people said they are nervous about taking the train now but don't really have a choice because it's the most affordable option For those with a with a car or the means to take a lift or Uber it might be a different story In the few seconds we have left what's the city doing about crime on the subway Well the mayor has been talking about ramping up police presence in the subways but if you've ever been to New York City the police are already pretty ubiquitous So I think people are divided about whether this increased presence would actually help That's reporter Caroline Lewis with member station WNYC Caroline thank you for your reporting Thanks.

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02:27 min | 8 months ago

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"It's the Tuesday afternoon and the sales associate at a cannabis dispensary on Stanton street is showing off the inventory Oliver chooses gummies a vape cartridge and other goodies that total about $200 Oliver says he lives nearby and stumbled upon the shop while walking around the neighborhood He declines to give his last name because of the stigma still associated with marijuana That's great That's a great thing I mean keep the weed regulated and not on the streets with all the additives and whatnot Because of the store's gifting model Oliver is technically here to purchase digital content such as a video or mixtape that just tap into come with a cannabis gift Despite its brick and mortar presence the products in this store are no more regulated than what sold by any dealer Asked whether this bothers him Oliver says he still prefers the retail experience I like walking into a store better than some random guy coming to my house or something like that The shop street lawyer services is named after owner Lonnie bramson The criminal defense attorney runs a dispensary with a similar gifting model in Washington D.C. As employees explained to new customers they're not technically selling marijuana And they're not the only pot shop in the neighborhood At least half a dozen have opened within the last few months Dispensary operators say even without any licenses competition is heating up Another cluster of shops has popped up on 7th avenue near Times Square and other storefronts and trucks selling weed are scattered throughout the city Some use a gifting or membership model in an effort to take advantage of loopholes in the law At street lawyer services Oliver signs up to get future discounts and perks which include free access to the colorful lounge in the back But state cannabis regulators aren't buying it They've sent out at least 52 cease and desist letters so far Caroline Lewis WNYC news It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin And I'm a Martinez Pianist and singer John batiste was the biggest winner at last night's Grammy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas NPR's manli del barco reports John.

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01:33 min | 10 months ago

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"Morning edition on WNYC on Michael hill fountain house a social club for people with serious mental health issues is planning a $40 million expansion in The Bronx WNYC is Caroline Lewis visited the group's current location to talk to members about why they keep coming back Fountain houses Bronx outpost is smaller and less grandiose than its flagship location in midtown Manhattan But the mission is the same To connect people to social services education and employment while fostering a strong sense of community That's something members say is just as important as therapy or medication This is my support system right here You know I have a family but this is my support system Elsie Cruz who has PTSD and bipolar disorder travels an hour each way from throgs neck to come here Fountain house pioneered the Clubhouse model in which members and staff work together to run the center Cruz says she loves cooking for other members She is also setting new goals for herself I'm gonna do training so I can be someone's peer counselor There's plenty of demand for such services As of 2019 The Bronx had among the highest psychiatric hospitalization rates of any county in New York And since launching in 2013 fountain house Bronx has grown from 8 members to about 200 so the nonprofit is now planning to build a 17,000 ft² Clubhouse in Melrose Michelle Rodriguez is the program director for The Bronx location We've designed the physical space not only to promote.

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02:16 min | 11 months ago

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"Pay the parking meters New York City mayor Eric Adams says addressing gun violence will be on the top of the agenda when President Biden comes to the city today to meet with city and state officials The White House says it's establishing a gun trafficking strike force to crack down on the number of illegal firearms Adams told WCBS there needs to be cooperation among all levels of government I'm asking the president to refund or give an additional funding to ATF make sure we do a combined effort of city state and federal lawmakers similar to what we did during 9 11 to stop terrorism Now we must deal with this domestic terror we're facing Biden and attorney general Merrick Garland will meet with Adams and governor holk at NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan today at noon A city run vaccine side in The Bronx has been discouraging pregnant women from getting their COVID shots in defiance of established health guidance Caroline Lewis reports Greer Mellon says she visited the bathgate hub which is run by NYC health and hospitals to get her booster shot in November She had recently started trying to get pregnant so she asked the nurse why they check a patient's pregnancy status According to Mellon the nurse told her that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait to get the vaccine When WNYC gothamist visited The Bronx clinic on Monday a nurse said incorrectly that we don't have enough research to know if the vaccine is safe for pregnant women That is in direct conflict with guidance from city health officials the CDC and leading medical groups Research shows a COVID shot is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women For more on their story had to gothamist Dutch calm Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin heads back to a New York City court today for her liable trial against The New York Times the judge had delayed the proceedings after Palin tested positive for COVID-19 the former governor is unvaccinated and was seen dining outside in multiple men had restaurants last week the manager of one of those restaurants on the upper east side has since apologized for the incident Your forecast now showers out there in 43 widespread dense fog as well A steady temperature of 41.

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01:54 min | 11 months ago

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"It was a total disregard for the innocent people who were walking these streets This is not the city our children should grow up in The girl is in a hospital this morning with an injury considered life threatening police have not reported an arrest yet Every U.S. household can now order free at home COVID tests but as Caroline Lewis reports some apartment dwellers are hitting a snack The website COVID tests dot gov is operated by the United States Postal Service which will also be delivering the tests to mailboxes at no cost Some New Yorkers say they filled out the short online form without a problem But others are getting an error message that says someone at their address has already placed an order According to a postal service spokesperson this happens when a resident is not properly registered as a multi unit building Anyone experiencing this issue can file a complaint on the USPS website or call one 800 ask USPS for assistance Once you order the tests they should ship within 7 to 12 days New Jersey governor Phil Murphy says workers at healthcare facilities nursing homes and congregate care settings such as prisons and jails will need to get vaccinated and boost it against COVID-19 the governor says they'll no longer be able to opt for a weekly test instead We are no longer going to look past those who continue to put their colleagues and perhaps I think even more importantly those who are their responsibility in danger of COVID That has to stop Unvaccinated workers inside healthcare facilities have until Thursday that's next week to get their dose first dose employees at congregate settings have until February 28th to get their first dose governor Murphy says only religious and medical exemptions will be granted those who refuse to.

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02:21 min | 1 year ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"But the other location relies on a staff of trained peers Mostly people who are still active drug users themselves The goal is to collect data and compare the two models The objective here is to essentially hand over a blueprint to the rest of the country to support the standing of these sites and other jurisdictions Organizations around the country have contacted on point NYC to say they want to follow in their footsteps But not everyone is excited about this model Well I'm close to the heroin injection site because I believe it is only encouraging and enabling people who have this addiction That's congresswoman Nicole malliotakis She and other New York Republicans introduced a bill in Congress that would prevent any organization that runs an overdose prevention center from receiving federal funds Even if they're not using that money for the overdose program itself She also wrote a letter to the U.S. attorney general urging him to shut them down Protests have popped up in Harlem where some residents say drug programs only attract more drug users Some say they support the centers in fury but don't want them in their backyard It's over Take the program somewhere else But leaders of on point NYC say the sites help eliminate the kind of public drug use neighbors are worried about The man who spoke to me about his drug habit outside the overdose prevention center in Harlem said he used to shoot up wherever he could I would do it in front of a cup if I could I don't care I would shoot up anywhere but now I only do it here when I can New York City's incoming mayor Eric Adams has said he supports the overdose prevention centers meaning more could open in the future For NPR news I'm Caroline Lewis in New York Later on morning edition most federal muddy for rural hospitals were dry up in the new year that worries health leaders It's a perfect storm setting up really kill boxes in many of these rural communities The outlook for rural healthcare next hour Coming up Support for WNYC comes from New Jersey theater alliance live theaters back all across New Jersey with their opening night opening right campaign which follows the most current medical advice in all local and national safety guidelines More information at opening right dot com.

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01:33 min | 1 year ago

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"It looks like mother nature is dealing with us and offering us some rain chances just about every day 44 with patchy fog now and light rain should end by 7 this morning but a slim chance of mid afternoon rain today cloudy and 50 and rain chances continue through the weekend The tails coming up on my sea at 5 45 I wonder If I wanted It's morning edition on WNYC New York City is now home to two overdose prevention centers where people can use illegal drugs such as heroin under staff supervision they are the first of their kind to be authorized in the United States WNYC's Caroline Lewis takes us to the facility in Harlem On a Wednesday afternoon a few people are hanging out outside the center One guy agrees to talk to me as long as it's synonymous since he's sharing details about his illegal drug use He's homeless and says he's overdosed.

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03:15 min | 1 year ago

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"Valley Hickey says she and her colleagues are anticipating a major spike in new cases after the holidays We are worried that they'll be a peak after Christmas mid January Yes So if we're busy now and we get even busier after Christmas that's going to be really hard to manage The Biden administration this week announced that it's directing federal resources including army doctors to support healthcare systems The White House continues to keep the pressure on Americans to get vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 NPR's reports in a speech to the nation this week President Biden offered rare praise for his predecessor Donald Trump who recently announced that he received the additional dose of the vaccine The president keeps encouraging Americans to get boosted and he gives props to former president Trump who just the other day announced he had gotten his booster shot Maybe one of the few things he and I agree on People with booster shots are highly protected Join them Join us White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it was an acknowledgment that the former president had sent an important signal and suggested that message might reach Americans who've been resistant to listening to Biden We can assess what that will mean or how people will digest that or if it will change their behavior if they were opposed to getting boosted or opposed to getting vaccinated We certainly hope so Biden also gave credit to the prior administration for its work on vaccine development As Mahal in PR news The White House You're listening to NPR news in Washington And this is WNYC in New York for minutes after 6 o'clock Good morning I'm David first Cloudy this morning with a gradual clearing today getting up to a high near 45 It's 30° now in Central Park There is another COVID outbreak in New York City jails and now the head of the department of correction is calling for a reduction in the jail population WNYC's Caroline Lewis reports The positive COVID case rate in New York City jails was at 9.5% on Monday and then nearly doubled overnight DOC commissioner Vincent shiradi sent a letter out this week saying lawyers should work with the courts to reduce sentences and request compassionate release for the inmates who are most vulnerable Public advocate jumani Williams has echoed his plea But public defenders and district attorneys across the 5 boroughs said they have already been taking steps to reduce the jail population while prioritizing public safety Some criticized the commissioner for attempting to shift the blame away from the conditions in city jails New York City is giving out 10,000 more at home COVID-19 tests in all 5 boroughs this morning Thousands of New Yorkers lined up yesterday to get the kits ahead of the holidays 68 year old Helen Arnold was at a pop up site on the lower east side She said she was frustrated by the limited number of tests available The city was giving out 2000 kids per site Oh my goodness I was very anxious because I live all the way up in Harlem and I had to come all the way down here So hopefully it'll expand.

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01:53 min | 1 year ago

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"David first this weekend is pride in New York, a time to celebrate the city's LGBT communities and protest discrimination. Here's a little of the annual somewhere over the rainbow sing along last night. During the drag march, thousands will gather for the 29th annual Dyke march this evening. 40 year old Meyer Schapiro is one of the organizers. She says she's looking forward to this year's event at a time when the city's covid cases have waned. Most exciting thing for me is to see really outbreaks, joining the march and find community for the first time. In that way, the march will start at Bryant Park and Travel south on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park. New York has legalized marijuana, but it will be months before dispensaries open Until then, Another product is on the market. Caroline Lewis reports. It's called Delta eight THC and Chemically speaking. It's similar to the THC. Most people are familiar with given the version found in marijuana is called Delta Nine. Both get you high, although Delta eight isn't quite as strong While products containing traditional THC aren't currently sold in stores. Anyone can walk into a CBD or wellness shop in New York and by Delta eight. That's because manufacturers make it from hemp. Plant that's been legal under federal law since 2018. This opened a loophole that the state now wants to close. The Health department proposed new regulations in May that are open for public comment until July. 19th. 76 degrees now in Central Park. Mostly cloudy today with a high near 85 6 minutes Now, after 10 o'clock support for NPR comes from Eric and Wendy Schmidt through the Schmidt Family Foundation, working together to create a just world where all people have access to renewable energy, clean air.

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02:09 min | 1 year ago

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"I'm not an anti factor. I just want something that when another strain or two comes out We know that there's no side effects. That's when I will get my vaccination. Of course, there are some people who just won't get vaccinated under any circumstances, Although I think that's a much smaller group, A trump voter. I spoke to Meriel Ania referenced a bunch of different myths about the vaccine. You know that It leads to infertility that the government wants to kill people off in the future. The gardener is going to change and I think you're gonna have problems down the line. Of course, what she's saying is not biologically possible. But I think these issues are not exclusive to white Republicans. I've also heard distrust of the government in black and Latino communities in liberal areas, although it might be expressed in different ways. So an organizer with African immigrants on Staten Island said that when talking about the vaccines, people often bring up institutional racism and a history of discrimination in medicine. He said that people are susceptible to conspiracy theories that the vaccines were designed to reduce the black race. Is there anything that can change people's minds are people who have held out committed to not getting the vaccine. I think first and foremost, it's important to address issues of media, literacy and health literacy. People have really valid detailed questions about how the vaccines work and how we know that they're safe. On D. I think for the most part, we're not dealing with hard line anti vaxxers, especially in New York City, but people will respond to different incentives, depending on why they delayed getting vaccinated. Some people say they'll get vaccinated. If not doing so will limit their ability to travel or do other things. Others say they won't respond to government restrictions, but might be swayed by a recommendation from their doctor. You know, some who don't have a clear reason for not getting the vaccine might respond to positive incentives such as cash prizes, So we're starting to see more research being done on exactly what will work for different groups. That's W in my sea got famous reporter Caroline Lewis and Danny Lewis from Our Daily news podcast. Consider this..

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02:08 min | 1 year ago

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. It's unclear if the Senate will approve the creation of a 10 member Bipartisan commission to investigate the January six riot, The U. S Capitol building. It cleared the house yesterday. With 35. GOP lawmakers voting yes, NPR's Claudia Chrysalis says Republican leaders in Congress opposed the measure has does former President Donald Trump Trump put pressure on top House Republican Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to reject it? And they followed suit. They said it's duplicative of other investigations and has too narrow a scope. Soon after a group of Capitol police officers anonymously sent a letter to lawmakers expressing quote, profound disappointment for their opposition, A bipartisan bill will be introduced in the Senate today to encourage landlords to accept tenants using government housing vouchers. NPR's Pam Fessler says. This comes as the Biden administration releases $5 billion worth of emergency vouchers. It can be a challenge getting landlords to accept these vouchers. Some worry about government red tape or losing revenue. A new bill by Delaware Democrat Chris Coons and North Dakota Republican Kevin Kramer would provide $500 million in incentives. Such a signing bonuses for new landlords and help with security deposits. It's already attracted both tenant and landlord support. This is NPR news. This is W on my C in New York. It's 8 32. Good morning. I'm David. First, Some New Yorkers are still struggling to get covert 19 shots Despite expansions in access, Caroline Lewis reports on a community group in Brooklyn that is stepping in to help. The city moved the vaccine hub at Bushwick Educational campus in late April. And ever since bed Stuy Strong has stationed volunteers outside the school. The mutual aid group says hundreds have shown up each weekend unaware of the change. The city says it notified people about the relocation. Kate Sweeney, a member of Bed Stuy, Strong said they don't want people to miss their second doses. We would just talk.

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"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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02:13 min | 1 year ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of detectives James Essex, says Mohammed's brother told them he was the intended target. Both of them are street vendors. We believe Off purpose in our victim, our CD vendor sellers in the area, but that does not excuse anything with the investigation into the motive is still going. Mohammed remains behind bars in Florida this morning. New York City is one of the most expensive places in the world to give birth. Caroline Lewis reports on a new study that breaks down those costs Borough by Borough. The Bronx was the most expensive place to have a vaginal delivery, according to the report from the New York State Health Foundation. It looked at how much patience and commercial health plans paid in 2017. The median cost in the Bronx was more than $16,000. That's about 30% higher than the price in Brooklyn. The least expensive borrow childbirth charges also varied widely within smaller areas in Manhattan. The cost of a C section ranged from about $2000 to more than $42,000. The foundation suggested that capping prices could reduce the cost of childbirth. The price of childbirth in the city had to gothamist dot com It's back to Buffalo and sail and feel for the Toronto Blue Jays next month. Canada's covert travel restrictions have prevented the team from playing in Toronto all the way back since 2019 Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says that's okay. That just means his allegiances are shifting. I am a big fan of the Mets and the Yankees. But this season with the Toronto Blue Jays playing here in Buffalo at sailing field, I am on Lee rooting for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. The Blue Jays started the season this spring in Florida because of upgrading to say Lynnfield, Sunny and 60 90 days Sunny and 73 tomorrow might need to dodge some of those showers this weekend. Both days in the mid seventies. We could still get some outdoor fun in 53 in Bayonne, 43 Briar Cliff 51 down central practices W and Y. C at seven. Oh, seven. Support for NPR comes from T. Rowe Price offering a strategic investing.

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No vaccine appointment necessary for some New York vaccine locations

Morning Edition

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

No vaccine appointment necessary for some New York vaccine locations

"New York's vaccine sites generally discouraged people from showing up without unemployment. But his Caroline Lewis reports, there are some exceptions. More than two dozen vaccine sites are now accepting walk ins from people 75 older and anyone who escorts them. We'll get a shot to younger New Yorkers may be able to flag down the city's new mobile vaccine bus. Which will offer up to 200 shots a day of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for restaurant and delivery workers for those willing to do some legwork there. Also standby lists. Many sites have doses left over at the end of the day because of cancelations. Some keep lists of people who can show up on short notice. Others will tell you to just arrived near the end of the day. Stand by policies aren't advertised, so you'll have to ask around. For more tips and tricks. Visit gothamist dot

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04:19 min | 1 year ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"FM and AM a 20. NPR News in the New York conversation. Lie from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbs at the town hall focusing on the pandemic. In Milwaukee tonight, President Biden is expected to push his $1.9 Trillion pandemic relief package, which he's urging Congress to pass. NPR's Tamara Keith says the White House has to convince both parties. The other thing they have to worry about, though, is also keeping all of the Democrats in line. Because they have the narrowest of margins in the house and the Senate. They want to use a procedure that requires, you know 50 50 plus one in the Senate. And the White House is upping the number of covert 19 vaccines that will send two states this week, and it's nearly doubling the number of doses it sends to pharmacies. Meanwhile, FEMA opened its first covert 19 mass vaccination sites today in Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Areas that are especially hard hit by the Corona virus Pandemic. Severe weather, though, hampered vaccination efforts in other parts of the country, forcing the cancelation of some mass inoculation events, and the weather has delayed Cove in 19 vaccine shipments to Kansas. According to state health officials. Jody for Tino of member Station Casey, you are has more Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary doctor lead, Norman says Monday and Tuesday. Shipments can now be expected to arrive later this week. For days, temperatures have hovered near zero and utility companies implemented rolling blackouts across the region. Norman believes the state will be able to stay on track with its vaccination efforts. If it gets in your state. We're gonna push it out. But keep in mind that so much now doesn't come into Kansas. I eat to our state agency and then get pushed out. It goes directly by FedEx ups, etcetera directly the vaccinating sides, Norman says. Despite the delay, he still expecting 90,000 doses from the federal government. For NPR News. I'm Jodi for Tino in Kansas City, Wall Street End of the day in mixed territory, the Dow gaining 64 points. The NASDAQ was down 47 the S and P 500 down too. You're listening to NPR news. This is W when my C in New York I'm Shawn Carlson. New Yorkers with upcoming vaccine appointments at Mount Sinai are receiving cancelation notices this week. As Caroline Lewis reports, the situation is distressing for those who booked well in advance. Those second does appointments will still be fulfilled. An insider at the hospital network says the move likely impacts thousands of patients and employees do to new expansions ineligibility. They'll now be competing against 3.2 million people for first dose. One Upper West Sider, said she booked her March 3rd appointment in early January. She's frustrated that Mount Sinai simply told her toe look elsewhere, given that many essential workers and older adults are still awaiting their first dose. Cancelations mean members of at risk groups are now at the back of the line. The NYPD is resisting calls from the empty A to put even more cops in the subway system, saying they've already added 500 more officers, and that follows the stabbings of four customers on the A line over the weekend, two of them fatally. Least Commissioner Dermot Shea told New York one today. The officers are working overtime or were redeployed from other assignments, and we're going to do everything we can to keep people safe. But more importantly, Pat When you look at the numbers to make people feel safe, she says. Despite a series of recent high profile attacks, crimes in the transit system actually felt last December compared to 2019. The empty A on Sunday requested a total of 1000 additional police officers for subways and Hey, says name Y P D will continue to the monitor transit crimes and reevaluated three sources but believes current staffing levels are sufficient. Your city has a generous program to help candidates raise money to run for public office. The campaign Finance board says it's doled out $39 million to date, the most in its history. These air matching funds for the hundreds of candidates running for City Council mayor, controller and more. The CFB matches campaigns 8 to 1 that they raise a certain amount on their own from local small time donors. This payout covers fund raising from the last half of 2020. Both Eric Adams and Scott Stringer qualified for public funds in the mayor's race. And the numbers show that the candidates in the two upcoming special elections for City Council seats in the Bronx are competing hard for.

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New York Hospitals Slow To Comply With New Price Transparency Rule That Took Effect This Month

WNYC Programming

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

New York Hospitals Slow To Comply With New Price Transparency Rule That Took Effect This Month

"Price transparency rule that went to effect this month. The federal role requires hospitals to publicly disclose what they charge for each service treatments can vary depending on which hospital someone visits and what insurance plan they have. Gothamist reporter Caroline Lewis says So far only the city's public hospital system has made the disclosures while others claim to still be working on it. There is a penalty for not complying of up to $300 a day, but many people are saying that that's not enough and summers saying that they will need to suffer. Reputational consequences if they don't comply. And maybe that would help. The American Hospital Association says there are still gaps on how to meet the new requirements and that many hospitals are overburdened by the pandemic. Partly cloudy skies for tonight with low of around

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WSB-AM

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"caroline lewis" Discussed on WSB-AM

"We have experienced his individuals as a society and as a world has robbed us of these familiar horizons that we rely upon to guide our path like weddings, funerals, baby showers, graduations and job prospects that marked the next step of our life and our vocation in God's mission for the world. Caroline Lewis tells us that that is usually how innocents is lost when the joy of life is overshadowed by that witch or who seeks to take life. In the hope in life is usurped by events and circumstances that pull the rug out from under us. This horizon. Listening this innocents lost has stymied our orientation toward the future. But the whole friends Jesus. Our brother knows all too well. What it means to have innocents taken away. Jesus Story of Lost innocents begins with these characters are scriptures called the Wisemen. The Bible doesn't say how many There are, but they came bearing three gifts. They arrived in Jerusalem and asked people throughout the city. Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews for we observe to start its rising and have come to pay him homage. It is because they came asking this question that hair it became aware of Jesus's birth. As well as his status as the new king. So I wouldn't exactly personally called the magic. I'll wise Hearing that the Majerten town looking for the king of the Jews here, it asked the chief priests and scribes to confirm where the Messiah had been born. And they quote to him the Prophet Micah, who said that the birth was to occur in Bethlehem. He called the wise men to a secret meeting in which he had them explain exactly what time the star appear that guided them. It is because of this information they shared with Herod. Herod was not only aware of the divine birth, but he knew when Jesus was born, and in what town? Is the magic eye are extremely naive or they're innocents has been so stripped away that they possibly come with some sort of hints on behalf of their own rulers to establish some sort of diplomatic ties with hair. It Either way, the future orientation of hair it and the magic. I was not quite in lock step with the future orientation of the faithful followers in the rest of the Christmas story..

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