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"equity task force" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Off call 8 four four for the USA now to let Dan know what you think 844-484-3872 the Dan bongino show You know really sometimes I wish this show had some more satire built in I mean we could all use a little bit of comic relief in a break once in a while but that story I told you about before the break is authentic Big government liberal policies have destroyed home values for minority Americans Our brothers and sisters in this country their policies have come in and decimated America's big cities It's not the Republicans fall listen and I'm no fan of the swampy Republicans either But that's just a fact and indisputable fact that America's large largely minority populated cities are run monopolistically and overwhelmingly by Democrats In some cases fully and wholly run by Democrats Not just now not just yesterday but for decades The economic status of those of those cities and the public safety situation and the education situation has deteriorated significantly They did this There's no question about who to blame They did it They ran these places into the ground And now the Biden administration wants to introduce the pave the property appraisal and valuation equity task force to make sure that a government agency takes over home appraisals now Folks can you imagine the damage that would be done here when home appraisers are government agents working on and being fueled by government sponsored work culture and DEI initiatives Where's the damage going to be done Can I walk you through a potential scenario here Again I liberals turn the show off I get it You're going to destroy the entire American home market You're going to then blame it on Republicans This isn't for you This is for sane reasonable people Even some Democrats who are interested in the likely scenario what happens if government is to take over the home appraisal business Because they want to find if there's evidence of racism in it What's going to wind up happening is you're going to have a government home appraisal If.
"equity task force" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Biden's health equity task force highlights progress in addressing COVID-19 disparities. By Alice park. In its final report, the Biden administration's COVID-19 health equity task force highlighted encouraging improvements over the past year in addressing inequities in the burden of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic groups, as well as disparities in vaccine access and immunization rates. Overall, the gaps in cases hospitalizations and deaths between blacks and Hispanics compared to whites have closed with nearly 90% drops in COVID-19 deaths among black Brown and indigenous populations over the past year. Vaccination rates have also improved with these underrepresented groups now getting vaccinated at rates that reflect their makeup in the U.S. population. Looking back to April, we were seeing around ten points difference in terms of vaccination rates among racial and ethnic groups. Now we consistently see in national pools and from the CDC that for eligible adults in this country, the racial and ethnic gaps are gone for vaccination, says doctor marcella, Nunez Smith, chair of the health equity task force. Formed by an executive order President Biden signed in the first few days after taking office, the task force's mission was to ensure that the COVID-19 response, including the historic mass vaccination campaign, prioritized equity in education and information about the shots, as well as access to them. That mission was particularly critical as the virus hit communities of color and lower resource areas the hardest. Rates of infection, hospitalization and deaths were consistently higher among black Hispanic and non white populations than they were among whites, for example. Because access to healthcare providers who were administering the vaccines is so unequal, those trends were expected to spill over into vaccination status if intentional efforts to balance the access weren't made. Through monthly meetings that stretched for three to four hours each, the task force is 13 members gathered experts and reviewed data on a handful of major themes. They availability of relevant data on race and ethnicity, vaccine access, behavioral health, discrimination and xenophobia, long COVID testing, COVID-19 therapies and future pandemic preparedness. Ultimately, the group narrowed a list of 300 recommendations to 55 in their final report, centered around 5 major actions. These include investing in local community based efforts led by local leaders or organizations such as faith based groups, putting more resources into collecting data on health related concerns by race and ethnicity and increasing representation of people of color in the healthcare system. One of the main challenges the group faced in coming up with advice on addressing inequities was the lack of data on race and ethnicity in many national databases tracking COVID-19 cases and vaccination. We were stymied, it's not a secret that at multiple times in our work, we did not always have the data necessary to know where to target resources, says Nunes Smith. Highlighting this deficiency help draw more resources over the past year to collecting and establishing data gathering systems in communities of color, especially for the vaccination campaign. The data infrastructure certainly improved throughout the pandemic. But at the beginning, we didn't have what we needed. She says. Based on its recommendations, which the task force has been making public throughout its work over the past year, the Biden administration is allocating $785 million from the American rescue plan to support community based efforts to build confidence in vaccines among people of color and in rural areas and low income populations, as well as bolster public health resources for people with disabilities. The funding will increase education and training for community health workers who focus on underserved communities as well as school nurses and public health professionals in the Indian health service. It will also provide resources that help people with disabilities receive treatment for and recover from COVID-19. Nunes Smith says the task forces work has already been an integral part of the Biden administration's COVID-19 response. For example, as the task force highlighted certain barriers to vaccination, such as the need to take time off from work and lack of transportation to vaccination centers, the administration advocated for paid leave for people getting vaccinated and covered transportation costs to vaccination centers. The government also supported local community and faith based leaders to answer people's questions about vaccines based on the task force's recommendation to provide vaccine education through trusted messengers. Nunez Smith stresses that the task forces work doesn't end with a report, one of the groups recommendations is to maintain a health equity task force at The White House level to sustain the momentum of prioritizing equity when considering any pandemic response. The intentionality of prioritizing equity during this pandemic response was largely due to the executive order that created the task force, and that level of commitment should carry over to the next response. Was the task force any more important than the person who showed up to offer a ride to a neighbor to get vaccinated? No, we weren't, she says. It took full collaboration with so many partners. Equity is a march and a journey, and this is not the end. There's still more work to be done, and one of our recommendations is for permanent coordination at The White House around the.
"equity task force" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"We should be nimble enough flexible enough as citizens to do the same. But i understand the dilemma. Is we want to get back to our normal so bad that we want to believe that we will just go forward from here and we'll be better but the only way we get to normal again as if we're willing to do the mitigation strategies that will prevent the spread. And that may mean distancing going back to hand sanitizer and wearing masks when it's necessary you. Are you worried about this trajectory. I mean obviously you're worried because the numbers are increasing. But i have to say. I am somebody who is really worried that this fall has potential to be a nightmare and i don't mean in massachusetts by the way we're obviously doing better in a lot of regards. I wish we were as nimble as you're suggesting but when you you include the desanta citizen florida's where the numbers are all time high. How worried are you about the fall. Michael kerr yeah. I'm worried i mean when i think about some of the numbers i think about twelve to twenty twelve to seventeen rain in that population Since may of trying to do teenagers And somewhere under ten million of them have been vaccinated somewhere shorter fifty percent of that violation. It concerns me i. It concerns me because that population will be back in schooled in household. They'll be gathering at A dinner tables for thanksgiving and holidays and birthdays and we could potentially see higher rates apostles hospitalizations in-depth particularly particularly among the unvaccinated. That concerns me. And i think we have to be vigilant going into the fall that we get children vaccinated And that we get adults who've been holding out. Vaccinations we're talking to michael kara. He's presidency masic community health centers system. The governor's cova vaccine advisory group. Michael we talked to you before about this This mass health equity thing that you are involved in but tell people a little bit more about the masters health equity taskforce. What's going on. Yeah so Credit to governor baker secretary sutter's in the work they've been doing. I always want to lift up. Who the department of public health. Monica burrell was a former commissioner. She had a task force. She had a working group. It was looking at disparities. And her team lindsey tucker and a whole whole group of dp publish their reports on our work. That's often not even talk. People didn't know that there was a equity working group within d. ph. That's one to senate president. Spilka in speaker mariano convened a health equity task force that i was appointed by the senate president and became the co chair along reduc to say offering health allows. We published a report about a month ago which was a blueprint for health equity. We just presented a more details from that report. Senate president last week speaker and i talked about it about two weeks ago about the details the report. We want to see that. The next train jim leaving the station around outperform you've been around margie's around chapter fifty eight two thousand six chapter three zero five chapter two eighty eight chapter twenty four and then the two thousand seventeen healthcare bill that either the next train leaving the station of the train after that has to be a health equity bill something comprehensive appoints a health equity secretary and agency within the state. That has an equity dashboard. That which gets measured it's done that which gets evaluated. It's addressed And we think that the timing is now to do that and then you have cities like boston. Mayor walsh out of mayor janey who also had a health equity task force published.
"equity task force" Discussed on Pod Save America
"She wants to say. I worked on the bipartisan infrastructure. Deal i was the lead negotiator and then senate. Democrats tried to pass a reconciliation bill. That was too much spending. I cut back on some of that. Spending to focus on the priorities that arizona voters want. That's what she wants to say. I mean i would say that. Joe manchin is if he runs relection. Two thousand twenty four is going to need three in ten trump voters to support him if not more and Cinema just needs all the biden voters to support her. But you're not here to tell her in politics or maybe i am. i guess. But it's not gonna listen. And look and i think that you know. She's causing all these problems. I do think that it's good that the house. Progressives are speaking up as well because they have leverage here to right like nancy pelosi does not have a huge vote margin in the house. She needs all the democrats in the house or at least just about all the democrats in the house. Schumer needs all the democrats in the so again. Progressives have some leverage here just as much as mentioned in cinema does if everyone is agreed on the fact that they want to get something done because everyone anyone can blow up the deal at this point and the nothing gets done. Okay when we come back. Dan's interview with white house. Covert equity task force chair. Marcela nunez smith pods of america is brought to you by the new york times. The new york times is committed to seeking the truth and helping people understand the world always black history. Month may only be one month of the year but the times believes exploring the past present and future of black. America is a continual project so the times has launched a new series. Black history continued it features a wide range of reporting unpacking the past present and future of black america. One story focuses on the rise of black superheroes and comic books. Tv and beyond editor. Veronica chambers dives deep into how black creators are reinventing superhero mythologies and breathing new life into the format other articles explore wigs. Weaves and natural hair examined the promise of black architecture and recount the efforts of a visionary black female sculptor in the early twentieth century. We love the new york times. Love the new york times. We love all the projects they do. All the news we love the sprint. We love the special series. They do This black history continued series. You can only get that kind of stuff at the new york times. It's an institution and we love it. More journalism like this will continue to be published throughout the year. You can find it all and more. At new york times dot com slash black history continued positive..
"equity task force" Discussed on KCRW
"Vaccine and open their doors, T anybody that wants to come most in the South. Still have some degree of trust in the church. Thomas Live East, a health policy and equity expert at Tulane University, says he thinks the combination of carrots and sticks would work best in the South. I would love to see CDC loosen its guidelines a bit more for people that have been vaccinated. So one carrot is more freedom for people that have been vaccinated. Live east who's on Louisiana's Cove in 19 Equity Task Force says being sensitive to people sense of liberty is important. But there's a track record of Gulf states following science, too. Vaccination rates for shots given in childhood, like those for measles and mumps are above 90%. He notes that those are mandatory for public school kids and in some other settings. But states are unlikely to add covert shots to their mandatory lists. Until they move past the current emergency use authorization to full approval. It remains to be seen how broadly adopted requirements for covert 19 vaccines will be in the future. The reason that we're not treating covert like any other virus, like we treat smallpox and months is that it became politicized. Move East is hopeful that the number of schools and employers requiring covert vaccination will grow and that will help pull up numbers in the South. He says. Pediatricians will also play an important role in convincing parents to vaccinate their kids for NPR.
"equity task force" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The Maryland Department of Health and the Vaccine Equity Task Force Supporting a mobile vaccination clinic of Baltimore's Pimlico Racecourse, the clinic providing vaccinations to Pimlico seasonal workers in advance of Saturday's Preakness Stakes Sports and Your Weather Channel forecaster. Next Hi, Jim Hunter here to remind you that you can have an amazing new kitchen at a fraction of the cost with cheek Cabinet re facing from John Hagee, remodeling My Wife body, and I had our kitchen redone by the John Hagee team, and we couldn't be happier. It looks brand new and without all the time messing cost of tearing everything out. They even brought our old cabinets up to date with new drawers, rollout trays and more. Call John Hagee for your project, and you'll learn why they've won so many awards for the craftsmanship and their customer service right now get half off savings on Sheikh Cabinet Re facing Save half off the cost of re facing either your base or wall cabinets. Whichever measurement is less call for 10 3 to 91002 That's 3 to 9 10, 02 or go to John Hagee dot com. That's John H e a. G y dot com. Visit their showrooms on York Road in Hunt Valley and start planning your kitchen or Bath Project. Take it from me. Jim Hunter and choose John Hagee. Remodeling for your home Improvements Building Excellence for over 40 Years. Baseball Orioles ace John Means got five days of rest following his no hitter last week against Seattle, and he heads to the mound again tonight against the Mets in New York. And the first of two games in Brooklyn. Means who has four and on the air was a wild pitch away from a perfect game against the Mariners. Marcus Stroman starts for the Mets.
White House takes action to respond to violence against Asian Americans
"General merrick garland launching a thirty day. Review of how the justice department can best fight hate crimes as the white house also takes actions in response to a surge in anti-asian attacks president biden expanding. Kobe equity task force to address bias against asian american communities in nearly fifty million dollars from covid relief funds being given to programs that help victims of anti asian
"equity task force" Discussed on KCRW
"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Sasha Pfeiffer. Only 23 States track the race or ethnicity of people getting the Corona virus vaccine. But the data that is out there shows that white residents are getting the shot at twice the rate of black residents in Tennessee. One strategy to close that gap is to send more vaccine doses to community health clinics. W. PLN's Blake Farmer visited one in Nashville. Mary Barnett has to wait 15 minutes after getting the covert vaccine in case she has an allergic reaction. My time. A baby. Yes, ma'am. It is okay. The 74 year old who uses a wheelchair isn't in any particular rush, but her nephew is waiting outside and he needs to get to work. Well, I'm really come on. Transportation is a key hold up from any seniors at risk of being left behind in the rush for vaccines at this nonprofit clinic neighborhood health. Some patients have to cancel last minute because a ride falls through. Federally funded clinic is familiar with life's realities. They'll even offered a pick people up if they need it. Unlike many local health departments, neighborhood health is not fending off crowds. They're seeking people out. Barnett lives in public housing, which gathered names of people interested in getting the vaccine. Assigned from logistical challenges, she says. Many of her neighbors are in no rush to get their dose anyway. You know, tell me about taking they say, Oh, no, I'm not gonna take it Nothing. What's the reasoning? Usually, Burnett says, there's not much of a reason. Her motivation is a sister with kidney disease who died of covert last July. Either down with it die without it, so the shot helps take the shot. People of color have made up an outside share of the cases and deaths from covert nationwide and not surprisingly, the same factors driving those friends are also complicating the vaccine rollout. Rose Marie Bezerra received a vaccine invite to this clinic through a local immigrant advocacy group. She's a U S citizen originally from Colombia. But she says those without documents are nervous. Go over there. I did my name on the people maybe follow me. Donna and undocumented immigrants are among those at highest risk of covert complications. In Tennessee. Many hospitals had only been vaccinating their existing patients. So state leaders took action. They shifted doses from hospitals to clinics and rural pharmacies in the hopes of getting more shots to people of color. And now the Biden administration has announced plans for the federal government to send doses directly to community health centers. Starting next week. Federally funded clinics at least one in every state will divvy up a million doses to start with Dr Marcella Noona Smith leads the administration's health equity task force. Equity is our North star here. This effort that focuses on direct allocation to the community health centers really is about connecting with those hard to reach populations across the country. Those populations also include people who are homeless and migrant workers. Even with hundreds of community clinics around the country, Neighborhood health CEO Brian Haile says it might not be enough to balance out a health system that tends to favor white patients with means. We know what's required in terms of the labor intensive effort to focus on the population's intimate Divac trickle populations at highest risk. What we have to do is a community. They say We're all going to make this happen. Hale says. Everyone giving vaccines from hospitals to health departments will have to focus more on equity to For NPR News. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville Thing Story comes from NPR's partnership with Nashville Public Radio and Kaiser Health News. Thistles. NPR NEWS. It's 6 49 on KCRW. KCRW sponsors include effects networks presenting what we do in the shadows, nominated for five Critics Choice Awards and Writers Guild Award nominee for comedy Syriza's What we do in the Shadows airing now on FX on Who, Lou? Military veterans were among those taking part in the deadly riot at the U. S Capitol last month, and that's forcing military leaders to confront the threat of extremism within their own ranks. You'll get the story coming up. Support comes from center theater group presenting Matthew Borns Romeo and Juliet in virtual performances on the digital stage. This beautifully live captured dance theater production is a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's classic story that.
"equity task force" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Provide primary care services and underserved areas and can reach about 30 million people. Dr. Newmans Smith, the chair of the covert 19 Health Equity task force. Says there are more than 1300 community health centers across all states and territories of the U. S. And the two thirds of the patients that used them live below the poverty line. She says. The task force hopes to reach 250 community health centers. And to allocate one million doses to them. That's 500001st doses and 500002nd dose is this effort that focuses under an allocation to the community health centers? Really is about connecting with those hard to reach populations across the country. So this includes people who are experiencing homelessness, agricultural and migrant workers. Residents of public housing And those with limited English proficiency. Smith says the task force will ensure that at least one community health center and every state and territory receives vaccines. Said that end President Biden has ordered 200 million vaccines. 100 million from Fizer and 100 Million from Moderna. That will provide the United States with 600 million doses total By summer. It's sufficient to vaccinate all Americans, but science says that the Congress will need to pass the president's pandemic Rescue plan. To provide the funding to scale up vaccine programs and deliver the resource is state and local leaders need to protect their communities and fight the pandemic for K P F A news..
"equity task force" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Covert relief proposal today, saying Mr Biden's meeting with Republican senators, including Maine Senator Susan Collins later today is not a forum for accepting a counter offer on covert relief. For Americans. The risk is not that it is too big this package. The risk is that it is too small press secretary Jen Psaki, saying. The president believes the risk of negotiations is not going to small but not going big enough. To address the size of the crisis we face, she said. The president has been clear he's open to engaging with both parties about their ideas. Today's meeting is exactly that President Biden meeting with a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed a slim down Covad relief plan that they say can win bipartisan support. The federal government has given $231 million contract to a company that makes at Home Cove in 19 tests. That would be a game changer course. Some of the at home covert test up until now have not been as reliable. But this kit from Australia allows people to get results very quickly within 20 minutes. Even with the test, health experts are still stressing the need of the majority of people to get vaccinated against the virus. Go the 19 Health Equity Task Force chair, Dr March Ellen Unions, Smith says the rollout of the vaccine could be faster. You evens why we're already behind on this only a month and a half into the vaccine rollout. No. The lack of federal coordination previously beyond even rolled out among the state's inconsistent emphasis and equity in the early stages vaccination, But those dynamics, you know, they don't just hurt our statistics. They heard the communities are at the highest waste and has been the hardest tapes. The White House cope in 19 response team says this new Our home test will help people avoid seeing other people if they do have Cove in Let's see what's happening on Wall Street over to Mona Rivera at Bloomberg, Rivera and Laurie. If you buy a Ford or Lincoln car two years from now, it will have a navigation screen powered by an android operating system. Google beat out Microsoft to get the interconnected car contract with Ford Motor Company. Google's parent, alphabet shares are up 4%. If you fly JetBlue from Boston to London later this year, you'll be able to book a premium birth to keep Others obey It looks like a booth, sliding doors and luxury amenities. No word yet on cost. The Dow is up 229 points 2290.7%, the S and P s up 1.6%, the NASDAQ's up more than 2%. I'm honora Vera Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio.
"equity task force" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"First full day of Joe Biden's presidency was all about Corona virus is singular focus their lead him to sign 10 executive orders aimed at accelerating the rollout of vaccines by using the Defense production Act. Supporting state and local governments to help them in their responses and mandating mask wearing also on the list, restoring faith in the government. More on Joe Biden's covert plan will speak to will fewer health and science reporter at CNBC. So like you mentioned it's 10 total. Some of the highlights here are he's establishing a federal panel toe introduce Mork over 19 diagnostic test of the market. Really wants to ramp up over 19 testing That's available. He's putting in some place and more restrictions, like requiring massed in airports, trains, inner city Busses and really all modes of transportation. Directing agencies like you said, to bolster the supply chain through the use of the Defense Production Act, which the wartime measure that you know the president can use to compelled US Cos prioritized manufacturing that is deemed crucial. Purity. He's also introducing the code 19 Health Equity Task Force, which is just a real signal is going to emphasize equity here and that, really, we're still working through the details of exactly what these things are gonna do. They just put out the full 200 page plan about an hour ago. Still working through the details, but obviously the message there is that panel is going to be responsible for making sure the resource is air allocated based on which communities have been impacted the most by the pandemic. Now, Some of the reporting that we had been seeing was that the administration came in, and there was really no Corona virus vaccine distribution plan from the Trump administration. So in a lot of respect, they're gonna have to start from scratch. Obviously, from the Trump administration, we had operation warp speed, which in a sense was a huge success. We got to Vaccines out of that, But the distribution and all that's have really stopped when it was sent out to the states from there, the states how to do a lot of their own planning and distribution from that. So one of these other executive orders that the president signed had to do a lot with state and local support and really helping kind of guide them into distributing the vaccines. We're also going to take immediate steps to partner with governors, mayors and other local officials, who we've been talking to all along who are in the front lines of this fight. We direct we dribbled. We directed FEMA to establish a colored response liaison for each state, which means every state will have a point person at the federal level to maximize cooperation between the federal government and the states and where it falls short to be made known about it makes me May known immediately. This is a model. We used to respond to Hurricanes Hurricane Sandy, which I was deeply involved with, and in just a few moments, I'm gonna sign a declaration to immediately begin reimbursing states 100%. For the use of their national guards to help covered relief efforts. That was probably really the biggest departure here that we're seeing from what was being done under the Trump administration. There were reports today you know about how the Biden administration was really starting from scratch. I don't know how rare that is. Dr. Tony Fauci was out today at the White House press briefing saying that obviously they're not starting completely from scratch. We have administered about 16 million doses. There is something in place. But today, you know when I spoke with local health officials across the country, certainly the level of support there now seeing in the guidance that they expect to get from the federal government on how to administer doses on what kind of allocations they're getting on what to tell their people on their hospitals and pharmacies. Clearly, there's a stepped up level of involvement from the federal government here that has been absent throughout not just the vaccine distribution rollout. Let's throw all rounds of the pandemic under the Trump administration. We had been hearing a lot of that from state and local officials even as far back as when it came to testing. You know, we need more guidance and more help from the federal government, and they just weren't seeing it. One of the other things, too, is you know we've heard a lot about these masked mandates and whatnot. We heard a little bit about it on day one of the Biden presidency, too. But he did sign an executive order asking requiring people to work mask on federal property. But also when it comes to transportation to he wants people to wear masks pretty much all the time. So it's not clear exactly which most of transportation this is going to apply here. You said many I believe the wording in the order was actually many trains, Busses, aircrafts and intercity bus is, but I think it's safe to assume that's gonna be most most of public transportation. So he is requiring people who wear masks and practice social distancing. Those kinds of environments and for international travel, really, notably, the CDC has been pushing for this for a long time. That is now requiring incoming travelers test negative for covert 19 or toe, self quarantine and self isolate upon arrival in the U. S reopening schools and businesses. Obviously, schools has been such a huge component of all of this. We saw schools open and shut down almost immediately. In a lot of cases, some schools remained open the entire time. But this is a key priority for the Biden administration. Also They really emphasized as they're rolling out the vaccine as they're encouraging people to fall public health precautions. They are working actively to reopen schools, reopen businesses and reopen travel as well but only to do so safely. And so one really interesting thing they're doing here is they are requiring the Department of Health and human Services to collect that on school reopening since really figure out what we know and what we don't know about the role that schools play in spreading cova, 19 and communities, And that's interesting because that's something that hasn't been done so far in the U. S. And really has only been done in a very limited fashion in other countries as well. So we still don't really know how much of the virus spreads in schools and how much of that virus is brought from schools than out back into the community, and vice versa. So the issue is Do we get from these studies and again kind of just overarching guidance really for schools, businesses states as we mentioned local communities on how to kind of approach some of the stuff, something that we hadn't seen before, So there's a lot of stuff in there obviously things about new treatments testing as you mentioned, but we're also seeing that you know, President Biden is already getting a little bit of pushback. On his cove in relief planet clocks in at I think, $1.9 Trillion, and you know, there's already some Republicans opposing to it saying is, they're really need or another bill. We just passed the one for the Biden administration. They're saying, you know Hell, yes, we need ah lot more, including more direct payments to Americans. So this is kind of you know the fight that setting up the margins are very narrow in the House and the Senate. The money is, it's a lot of money and like always, you know, someone has to pay for it..
"equity task force" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"CBS is even Portnoy's following ahead of Briefing from his covert team. President Biden will sign 10 executive orders aimed at bolstering the federal response. One of them is invoking the Defense Production act because a big issue here which may seem obvious to many is supply. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says that order is aimed at ramping up production of masks, gloves, gowns, test swabs and syringes. President will also set up a new health equity task force charged with focusing on underserved communities. Stephen Portnoy CBS News The president has already signed more than a dozen executive actions covering climate change and racial inequality also rejoin the World Health Organization in Paris climate accords. And the president also suspended deportations for certain non citizens and halted construction of the US Mexico border. Wall. House Minority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy is not impressed with the Biden agenda. Those farms they're the wrong priorities at the wrong time. Americans need our help at home, and that's where our focus must remain, He says. Republicans are committed to getting Americans back to work kids back in school and vaccines to anyone who wants it. Washington Cell secretary Doctor Rumor Shaw says he is aware that our state is falling short of its vaccine goal. For now. Our goal is 45,000 vaccines a day. We're about a third of God, and we know we do not have enough supply of vaccines coming into our state is so for the state has administered nearly half total doses It's received Boeing 7 37 Max touched down in Canada this morning, the first passenger flight in that country since it lifted the grounding of the Plains. Europe is expected to clear the max for passenger flights next week. Coming up on 9 33 time now for Cairo Radio, Real time traffic.
Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more
"Work work in in a a partially partially revamped revamped Oval Oval office office yesterday, yesterday, signing signing a a syriza syriza of of executive executive orders orders and and actions actions and and he's he's expected expected to to sign sign 10 10 more more today. It's part of an aggressive new effort to control the Corona virus pandemic. CBS White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe tells us what's on the agenda today. President Biden's new nationwide Covitz strategy includes getting 100 million vaccines into the arms of Americans by the end of April and safely reopening schools in the next 100 days. Divided administration plans to set up vaccine centers of stadiums and community centers and to deploy federal personnel to help administer shots. Overall, Mr Biden is expected to sign 10 executive orders today that, among other things, require mask wearing on planes and trains and establish a health equity task force focused on racial disparities. Mr Biden and the staff got straight to work. On day one. I thought state of Nation days, no time to waste get to work immediately into redecorated Oval Office. The new president signed 17 other executive orders and actions mostly rolling back President Trump's signature policies they end the so called Muslim travel Ban canceled the Keystone XL pipeline permit. And hold funding for the southern border wall. The U. S will also rejoin the Paris climate accord. These air just executive actions. They are important, but we're gonna need legislation for Bother things we're gonna do. The administration is focused on setting a new tone. We're gonna be judged whether or not we restored integrity, the competency. This government and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be a return to regular briefings when the president asked me to serve in this role. We talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room. Although Kathy President Biden also made his expectations clear to more than 100 new staff during a virtual swearing in ceremony, if you ever worked with May and I hear you treated another colleague with disrespect Talk down to someone. I promise you. I will fire you on the spot. On the spot. No way Fans air but everybody. Everybody isn't trying to be Tito with decency and dignity. That's been missing in a big way. Last four years. Gonna make mistakes. When I make them. I'll acknowledge that and I'll tell you now I need your help to help me correct him. Also this morning, the Department of Homeland Security is starting a 100 day moratorium on deportations and ending the Trump era policy of requiring non Mexican asylum seekers to stay in Mexico ahead of their court hearings and an example of how the new president is re engaging the world. The White House says that his first call to a foreign leader will be to our neighbors to the north. He's scheduled to speak with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tomorrow, and we'll hear more from
"equity task force" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm Deborah Feinstein and I'm Mark Lewis. Jocelyn Chesson, our producer just ahead President Biden putting into play his national covert strategy. Preparing to sign 10. New executive orders What's next for Congress under a new president and a former president who's been impeached on Capitol Hill? I'm Mitchell Miller, Maryland says goodbye to a giant in state politics. I'm Nikolai Nellie. Were mixed right now. On Wall Street, the Dow's down a fraction NASDAQ Up 75, the S and P Up four w t o P at 11 31 President Biden will spend his first full day in office. Focusing on combating the coronavirus ahead of a briefing from his covert team. President Biden will sign 10 executive orders aimed at bolstering the federal response. One of them is invoking the Defense Production act because a big issue here which may seem obvious to many is supply. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says that order is aimed at ramping up production of masks, gloves, gowns, test swabs and syringes. President will also set up a new health equity task force charged with focusing on underserved communities. Stephen Portnoy's CBS News Now. Another goal of the Biden plan is re opening most schools during his 1st 100 days. He is expected to speak Maura about his covert plan at two o'clock this afternoon. We'll, of course, bring you the latest former president. Trump announced last summer that he was pulling out of the World Health Organization. But now the Biden administration is reversing that I am honored. To announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization that is Dr Anthony Fauci, president Biden's top medical advisor on covert 19. President Trump had criticized the organization for its response to the pandemic. Dr Fauci says the U. S will join the U. N health agencies efforts. To bring vaccines, Therapeutics and diagnostics to people in need, whether in rich or poor countries, and the U. S, is resuming full funding and staffing support of the W H O 11 32. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says former president Trump must be held accountable for the attack on the U. S. Capitol, and she has a warning for any lawmakers who may have helped those Who later carried out carried on the rioting. Let's go live now to W. C o ps Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. What is the House speaker saying Mitch? Well, Mark, House Speaker Pelosi won't say exactly when an article of impeachment against former President Trump will be sent to the Senate for the start of his trial. But she says it needs to happen soon, and she rejects Republican suggestions. It will only further divide the country. President of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don't think it's very unifying to say Let's just forget it and move on. She notes that lawmakers have also had a meeting to deal with the emotional toll that the January 6th attack has taken. And she says some Republicans did not help matters by giving aid and comfort in her words. Trump's supporters with the idea that they were embracing ally. Pelosi reiterated that if there's evidence of lawmakers helping those who were later involved in the siege, they will be prosecuted. Reporting live on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T. O P News coming up another inaugural week tradition prayer at the National Cathedral. Goes virtual 11 34. Transparency.
"equity task force" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm Steve Cave and New Administration in Washington new plan for the pandemic ahead of a briefing from his covert team. President Biden will sign 10 executive orders. Aimed at bolstering the federal response. One of them is invoking the Defense Production act because a big issue here which may seem obvious to many is supply. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says that order is aimed at ramping up production of masks, gloves, gowns, test swabs and syringes. President will also set up a new health equity task force charged with focusing on underserved communities. Stephen Portnoy CBS News In a video conference, top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, told World Health Organization executives. A new administration in D C means renewed cooperation from the U. S will resume. Regular engagement of U. S government personnel. With the double the way Joe both directly And throughout wh show collaborating centers. Former President Trump cut funding to the W. H O Last May. CBS is Caitlin Huey Burns says the Senate has a new look with Democrats in control. Democrats can now control committee chairmanships. They can control the procedures around legislation getting it to the floor and they also in the media term can work on getting those nominees for his Cabinet positions confirmed. One of the stars of the inauguration yesterday was 22 years. Poet Amanda Gorman. While democracy can be periodically delayed, it could never be permanently defeated. And she tells CBS this morning it was tough to get to that point. I had a speech reading it through sophomore year of college. When you have to teach yourself how to pronounce the American alphabet. You gain a real appreciation for the complexity of south, a knock at the door at the key to Rose Mons apartment in the ST Louis area. It was the police and she says All she could think about was the Briana Taylor shooting by police in Louisville. I said y'all is at the wrong apartment. S so they steady knocking on the door knocking on the door. Lakisha, open the door. I said you're at the wrong apartment. She eventually let the men police had the wrong place and apologize for the confusion. Claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, but it's still high at 900,000 bankrate dot coms. Mark Hamrick says million's need the extra help A new relief package from Washington would give some 71% of those receiving stimulus payments say the money will be somewhat or very important to their finances in the near term, checking Wall Street right now the Dow is up 45 points. This is CBS News. Never miss a moment. Top news from W T O p 24 73 65 Listen on air on Alexa and on the W T O P app you.
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"Mind. These buildings will also be operating on a modified schedule on Tuesday and Friday, operating only from eight in the morning. Until two in the afternoon. Fox 30 one's Jim, who is for K away NewsRadio, FBI, is still investigating organizer's behind the Capitol Hill protest in Washington that turned into a violent riot. NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports. The bureau is also investigating whether foreign governments or groups provided financial support to extremists who helped plan and execute the attack. The sources say. The FBI is examining payments of $500,000 in Bitcoins. Those payments apparently originated from a French national me. Time, Federal authorities are warning that foreign actors like Russia and Iran are trying to exploit the violence online. Colorado's brand new congresswoman is facing a federal lawsuit for blocking a constituent on Twitter. Former Democratic State representative Breathe Puente Oh is suing Lauren Bo Burt. She lives in Pueblo civil rights attorney David Lane is lead counsel in that suit. When somebody approaches me and says she's censoring me, and it's the First Amendment violation, I have more than happy to jump into the fray. And try to teach her a lesson about the Constitution. He tells Fox 31 that when President Trump blocked people on Twitter, a federal appeals court ruled he violated the Constitution and the court said Look You're a government official, and all you do on your personal account is post political stuff. So it's a political forum. And it's the same with Robert the lawsuit asking the court to compel Bober to unblock when tail on Twitter along with seeking damages and attorneysfees. Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force continues its effort this week to ensure people who are black, Latino or Native American will have the same access to the cove in 19 vaccine. Communities of color have been hit hard by Coben 19. But right now they're just don't plan to prioritize.
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"I am more than happy to jump into the fray and try to teach her a lesson about the Constitution. It tells Fox 31 that when President Trump Block people on Twitter, a federal appeals court ruled that he violated the Constitution, the court said, Look Your government official, and all you do on your personal account is post political stuff. So it's a political forum. And it's the same with Robert lawsuit asking the court to compel Bober to unblock going Tayo on Twitter, along with seeking damages and attorneysfees. Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force continues its efforts this week trying to ensure people who are black, Latino or Native American will get the same access to the Cova 19 vaccine when it becomes available to the general public Communities of color have been hit hard by Kobe 19. But right now they're just don't plan to career or ties them in the vaccine rollout. The task force, Latino and Black Caucus is hope to change that. But right now, their priority is answering questions. We want to make ourselves available. We know that this pandemic Is affecting communities of color in a way, either health outcomes wise or economically. That is an incredible burden. Fighting a painful legacy of medical racism. Members of the vaccine task force opened a new online portal organizations can book a speaker to meet them for a safe face to face Q and a Groups can ask anything about the covert vaccine or voice they're hesitant sees. If we don't have the answers, we will certainly have people who do. That's step one ensuring people of color. Don't say no When it's their time to get vaccinated. Step two is looking the appointment. If you're having to sign up for the vaccine, and you need an email, address and Internet access in order to do so, that is a barrier. Senator Julie Gonzalez sees the frustration firsthand Confusion on How to sign up where and when to go. We need to have to make sure that the information that is getting out to community is clear and concise and translated inaccessible to folks, even if they don't have an Internet connection with the State Health Department says they do plan to address those hurdles on the drawing board right now is establishing small community vaccine clinics like they did with covert testing centers. Also establishing a transportation system for those about a car. That's Fox 30 one's Amy Lewis reporting. And finally, the dogs up soon to be first dog Major. Biden was honored at a so called in Dog oration ceremony yesterday. I know how cute It was at the shelter he once called home. The Delaware Humane Association and Pumpkin Pet Insurance put together the big event to highlight the German shepherd story of becoming the first rescue dropped dog to ever make the move all the way to the White House. Major didn't attend the ceremony because he and the Bidens other dog champ are said to be hard at work preparing for their new lives. Had 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,.
New York City to end Gifted & Talented test after 2021
"New York City's Education department is finally acting on recommendations given by a racial equity task force 16 months ago and changing the existing gifted and talented program starting in 2022. Last entrance test for incoming kindergartners will take place this April on Lee 6% of students entering the program are black, and only 8% are Latino. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says the test just didn't make sense. I could tell you what the vast majority of fact every school system I've worked in, don't do. They don't give a single test to four year olds and then set them on a path to gifted and talented. That just doesn't happen. School's department says it will reformat the program in the future. Current gifted and talented students can continue through elementary school.
Rochelle Walensky picked as next Atlanta-based CDC Director
"A harvard. Infectious disease expert has been picked to head the atlanta-based centers for disease control and prevention. Dr rochelle will lend ski has been chosen by. President elect joe biden to head the agency which has gained national attention during the global coronavirus pandemic separately biden is pick california attorney general heavier sarah to be his health. Secretary biden selections were confirmed sunday to people familiar with the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement anticipated tuesday according to the associated press beset a has to be confirmed by the senate. The post of cdc director does not require senate. Confirmation other members of biden's health team include dr marcela nunez smith as the covid nineteen equity task force chair and dr anthony fauci as chief medical advisor businessman jeff. Zion's is expected to be as biden's white house corona virus coordinator and former surgeon general vivek murthy co-chair of biden's corona virus task force is expected to return in a new role akin to the top medical
Biden Names His Picks For Key Players On His Pandemic Advisory Team
"Joe Biden takes office next month, one of his first priorities will be responding to the pandemic, and today he named his picks for key players who will advise him on how to contain it and how to get people vaccinated. His picks include some very familiar faces and some new faces to joining us now from Wilmington, Delaware. To talk about all of this is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hey, Tam. Hey, Elsa. All right, so let's just start off with perhaps the most familiar face on this team, Dr Anthony Fauci. What, exactly Well, his will be one bite and becomes president. Dr. Fauci will continue to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he's been involved in vaccine development. And he will also be an adviser to the president. The president elect now On covert 19. He said on CNN that he thought his role would be similar, though What he didn't say is that Biden is a lot more likely to listen to him on a regular basis than President Trump has been certainly of late. Fauci will bring continuity between the administration's and he knows all the new players, including Biden's pick for the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rachelle Wolinsky, as well as his pick for surgeon general Vivek Murthy. Here's what he said on CNN today. I know both Rochelle Walensky and Vivek Murthy very well. I mean, I've been working with the back for years when he was the surgeon general during the Obama administration and Rochelle Wolinsky has been a colleague of mine. She's an infectious disease expert. From Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts General Hospital. Now the CDC director job doesn't require Senate confirmation, but surgeon General will and Murthy had a difficult time getting confirmed last time because of his work on gun safety issues, Right. Okay, there's another doctor on this list. Marcella newness, Smith. Of Yale School of Medicine. What is her role going to be? She's going to lead something that Biden is creating called the Cove it 19 Equity Task Force. As we all know. By now, the burden of covert 19 has been disproportionately felt by people of color, and Nunez Smith is the founding director. Of Yale's Equity Research and Innovation Center. She's been working on this issue extensively and building trust in communities that don't necessarily trust the medical community or vaccines. Let's Turn now to the pick for health and human services secretary. The person who will be getting that job is state Attorney general of California, Javi Airbus era. He's also former congressman. Why do you think the Sarah was selected for this particular job? You know, he's been actively involved in defending the Affordable Care act, leading a coalition of states fighting to save it all the way to the Supreme Court. He spoke about that effort last year on all things considered, Americans are fed up with uncertainty. When it comes to whether or not they can send their child to a doctor or the hospital. We deserve to have certainty. Health care is not some widget that you play with its life and death. But beyond that, while attorney general in California he went after a major hospital system in the state for anti competitive practices. He backed legislation aimed at preventing drug companies from keeping generic drugs off the market. And the thought is that he may be able to bring some of that experience and energy to bringing down health care costs. He would also be the first Latino to lead the department. He grew up in Sacramento with working class immigrant parents. He got into Stanford, according to his official bio after fishing and application out of the trash that his friend and thrown away his personal story is something that you can expect to see Biden and his team highlight, especially since Biden's been under pressure to make good on his promise to have a diverse cabinet, right. Lastly, there is a White House position. Jeff Science will be the coordinator of the pandemic response. He's also gonna be a counselor to the president. There has been some pushback right to this particular selection from progressives right? He was a top economic official in the Obama White House. He famously was brought in to help after that disastrous rollout of healthcare dot Gove and save the launch of the Affordable Care Act. There has been pushed back as you say, from progressives to his appointment. He comes from the business world since leaving government he's Leading investment firm, and he also served on the Facebook board of directors for a time. The reality, though, is that this doesn't require Senate confirmation. And even those who object to some of his connections concede he is good at managing systems and solving problems in a crisis that is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you, Tam. You're welcome, Elsa.
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"Of color. He dominated on the court became a six time eh, NBA All Star and now Shawn Camp is poison open a marijuana shop in the shadow of the arena, where he helped take the SuperSonics to the finals. Obviously, I'm taking a big chance by doing this. I think if there's a professional way of using cannabis, I'm the person to be able to push his products. Last week, Kemp PR team declared Shawn Kemps cannabis Seattle's first black own dispensary. Then withdrew the plane, saying it has caused great distraction to the stores and tension. We're going to use this as a launching that kind of an incubator campus partners want to train other people of color to also succeed in the industry. And that's that's more. What America Just having a just A multi racial of people working for shadow has 48 retail pot shops. But until now, no owner self identifies is black. State officials say the owner of dockside cannabis self identifies as mixed race statewide Blackstone on ly 3% of marijuana stores. It's a glaring and equity given the black community suffered during the war on drugs and Has been cut off from the legal industry. I'm definitely going to give back money for making from from this establishment. I'll be around here in Seattle, giving back money, the cerebral, different programs. Got a grand opening is tomorrow at 12 45 and Kent Kempes, former teammate Gary Payton. He'll be here to greet all the fans back to you. The state liquor in Cannabis Board launched a Social Equity task force to address racial disparities in ownership. The task force met earlier this week for the first time, the group will set the criteria for who should get additional cannabis door licenses. With an emphasis on people most harmed by the war on drugs. A million dollar fund has also been set up to help people set up a business plan and navigate the licensing process. New at 11..
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"Need to address. And so cultural changes really part of the the. The assurance that we're gonna see rail transformation. The campaign launch brings together as the office of the first partner to California commission on the status of women and girls and the group times up to announce their equal pay California campaign. It focuses on telling employers how to pay women fairly and telling workers how to complain about unfair pay Julie SU is California labor secretary. She says the campaign has a carrot and stick approach to encourage companies to come on board with the campaign. It takes women until April second on average to earn the same that men earned the prior year. And so we are working to close that gap. There is very strong laws in California. It's the strongest pay equity law in the country. And we're we're here to talk about companies have signed onto a pledge to make sure that they are going to evaluate their pay. Make sure they're paying men and women equally. But also for those who don't that we will enforce the law. To make sure that women telephone are valued in the workplace so far thirteen companies have joined in making commitments to the California equal pay pledge by reviewing hiring and promotion policies to close the gender wage gap. Those companies include Airbnb Salesforce, apple and AT and T communications Becker says the campaign say they're making available resources for brokers, employers and unions about ways to close the gender pay gap. The California pay equity task force has resources online at women that C A dot gov slash California. Pay equity appointing from the state capital. I'm Christopher Martinez. Former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is seeking her immediate release from Virginia jail after spending nearly four weeks at the facility. A federal judge jailed manning earlier in March for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Manning's lawyers today filed a motion with the federal appeals court in Richmond seeking her release on bail while that judge's order as appealed Manning's lawyers cited her medical needs related to her transgender status. They also say she was electrically surveilled unlawfully by the government before her grand jury appearance and that manning can legally refuse to answer questions. Derived from such surveillance manning served several years in prison for leaking troves of classified documents before her sentence was commuted by then President Barack Obama. California. Observes Cesar Chavez day today honoring the legacy of the co founder of the United farm workers union..