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"At George Washington University Hospital more than a day ago. The reward for his capture now $25 ,000. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. It's 5 18. Traffic and weather on the 8th and Dave Dildine in the WTOP Traffic Center on the Capitol Beltway, loop the ramp to the George Washington Parkway reopened, but traffic stays packed for a couple more hours in McLean outer loop volume delays Tysons to Gallows Van Dorn to the Wilson Bridge and in Maryland audit off from Landover into College Park and from River Road across the American Legion Bridge. The sky is opening up again on 270 and the pace is slowing down brake lights and headlights with the wipers on northbound into Rockville in the latest downpour 95 southbound, the late to clear work zone at 32 is clear. Traffic is beginning to recover there in Howard County with lanes open on the interstate and on the parkway parallel to that but of course traffic congestion on the BW Parkway between the two westbound on Maryland Route 100 the backup in Hanover is because of a crash near Dorsey Station. Crofton your crash the second one of the day southbound on Route 3 south of Davidsonville Road this at time the Crawford Boulevard intersection it's the right side reported blocked Route 50 no slowing and free flow traffic between Bowie and the Bay Bridge District bending Road northeast eastbound emergency utility work continues volume delays on DC 295 along with 395 through Southwest back in Virginia in Loudoun County tree came down in Waterford and Clarks Gap Road remains closed south of Hamilton Station. McKesson delivers medical supplies to government agencies through federal supply schedules visit mms .mckesson .com slash government for details that's mms .mckesson .com slash government. Dave Daldine WTOP traffic. Now over to WTOP meteorologist Howard Bernstein and Howard we know that some severe weather is now back into the area
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"The free WTOP app. WTOP news. Everything you need every time you listen. It's 1003 on WTOP. Welcome into Thursday morning August 17 Sunshine 79 degrees. We're heading to the upper 80s. Good morning and thanks for joining us. I'm Mark Lewis the with top local stories we're following this hour. There's a new proposal to improve access to Reagan National Airport among its goals to make it easier for travelers to park and to rent cars. The plan will address some major concerns like the need for new realigned roads throughout the airport. Better signage and more proposal also includes a new multi use facility for a rental car center that would create more office space. Rideshare services would also have a new staging area. The plan comes as the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority works to address safety concerns bought on by congestion and a projected increase in travelers in the years. coming If approved, the project would be completed sometime in 2032. Residents are invited to weigh and in on the environmental impacts now through August 28th. Melissa Howell, WTOP News. Well, is today the day that many commuters have waited for. Tonight, an extension of the I -95 express lanes Virginia in will open adding 10 more miles of toll lanes from where the lanes currently end near Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to near Route 17 on the edge of Fredericksburg. The new lanes are scheduled to open to southbound traffic tonight at 10 o 'clock. Then, morning, tomorrow Friday commuters, the lanes will reverse for your use on the northbound side. Tolls vary based on the volume of traffic. You can use the lanes at no cost if you have at least three people in the car and you're using an E -ZPass flex transponder. School zone speed cameras. They've been a fixture on the Maryland landscape and now they are flourishing as well in northern Virginia. Joining Fairfax and Arlington counties, the city of Alexandria is activating speed cameras the for new school year. The cameras are installed near four schools in Alexandria, Francis Hammond and George Washington middle schools and John Adams and Ferdinand Day elementary schools. Speed cameras do reduce instances of speeding and by reducing speeding you therefore reduce the number and severity of crashes. Alex Carroll, head of Alexandria's Vision Zero program, says warnings will be issued the first few weeks of school. After that, violators will face $100 fines. We certainly don't want to see a lot of tickets come in because that course of means that people aren't adhering to the speed limit. Dick Iuliano, WTOP News. A man who the was school year. After an initial court appearance arrested and then allegedly committed three more assaults on women. NBC4 reports this allegedly happened during a 48 hour period from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning of this week. 38 -year -old Christopher Joseph Sharp was first arrested on three groping offenses Sunday morning in D .C.'s Palisades neighborhood and on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest. Then after being released at a Monday court appearance, Sharp was treated at George Washington University Hospital. Following his release there, three more women described being groped by a man who was wearing a hospital shirt. The last woman said her attacker pinned her down trying to strangle her. That attack was broken up by witnesses. Sharp was arrested again and now is facing numerous charges. A judge says there is enough evidence to support a claim of racial discrimination against the Maryland State Police and a lawsuit can forward. move The lawsuit was filed against Maryland State Police and the state fire marshal's office where Deputy Chief Derrick Chapman works. In a hearing a judge ruled the case has enough merit to go forward. It made me feel good because someone's listening. If you look at the whole entire case and you see it, it blows people away. But this is what happened. Chapman, who is black, spoke to NBC4. He claims there's a culture of racism in the department and that his supervisor referred to him as colored. So far, Maryland State Police have not responded to the judge's ruling. Kyle Cooper, WTOP News. Chapman's lawsuit is separate from a class action lawsuit filed last year alleging racial discrimination by Maryland State Police officials. A DC man accused in the shooting death of a Maryland landscaper now faces second degree murder charges while armed. This happened in September of last year. The gunman was extradited from Pennsylvania back to DC to face a judge yesterday. 21 -year -old Jamari Payne faced a judge in a DC courtroom pleading not guilty to the murder charge. The deadly shooting happened at a job site in the Gateway neighborhood in southeast DC. That's when court documents say 57 -year -old Basilio Viatoro of Silver Spring and other workers saw Payne tampering with a tree trimming truck. The group confronted him and there was an altercation. Court documents say Payne went back to his vehicle grabbed a handgun and fired several shots. One of them hit Viatoro in the back. He died at the scene. Payne goes back to court later this month. He's Coming up on WTOP in Money The biggest solar farm of its kind breaks ground in Northern Virginia. I'm Jeff Clayball. It's No wait get a precision AC tune -up for only $59 Michael and Son! Now traffic and weather on the 8th? Let's go to Rita Kessler in the WTOP traffic center. We have lots of things to update right now if you're on the beltway top side of the beltway outer loop After Avenue Georgia the crash was moved over to the right side of the roadway before Connecticut Avenue. You are seeing delays right now the outer loop from New Hampshire Avenue. Headed around toward Georgia not quite as far Connecticut. as The inner loop also sees the slowdowns from 355 passing Connecticut Avenue as well. Now in buoy the area westbound 50 before 704 the vehicle fire cleanup has been moved over to the right shoulder. All your travel lanes should be open but we are still seeing some volume. Westbound I has -70 delays between the South Mountain rest area and 66 Boonesboro exit. The right side is still blocked. They're cleaning up a crash from last night. They're trying to remove a truck that was involved in it so that's why they have that side roadway of the blocked and expecting the unusual delays at this time. Southbound Connecticut Avenue after the beltway the right lane blocked with the work. Watch for the delays. Also the big problem in Bethesda the Clara Barton Parkway is supposed to be closed between the Glen Echo Turnaround and the Chain Bridge. From
A highlight from Reality Check
"Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast to hear the entire three hours of my radio show Commercial free every single day become a member of Prager topia You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep subscribe at Prager topia calm Hello, my friends, I'm Dennis Prager great to be with you. I hope the feeling is mutual And I assume to a large extent it is because that's why you're tuning in America has been Divided often there always been people if you will on the left people on the right Certainly, there was a division over slavery. That was dramatic to the point of hundreds of thousands of Americans slaughtered in a civil war What is new in the division today There are a number of things and it's a worthy topic Certainly come to the fore because of the indictments or the charges brought against The leading Republican contender and a former president unprecedented actions in the United States Presidented in virtually every dictatorship What is new is that the two sides have a different perspective Have not just a different perspective that's much that's much too mild The two sides have a different perception that's the word I wanted of reality See the north and south did not differ on facts They differed in values, but not on facts We have today not only Values that are diametrically opposed to one another between left and right We we don't even agree and this this is what is the first on reality If you think it is fair For biological men to compete in women's sports. It's not a matter of values Where where where why is this a values issue? This is a reality issue either. It's fair or It's unfair. That's that's a fact either men have an advantage Whether or not they call themselves women or they don't have an advantage whether or not they call themselves women either men who say their women should be put in women's prisons and women's locker rooms or they shouldn't That is not a difference in values that is a difference in reality We perceive reality differently. I read the New York Times editorial defending Jack Smith We don't agree on on reality. It is not again only an issue of values There is a values issue you better have a massive massive reason unprecedentedly serious reason to arrest a former president and the leading contender of the opposition or you are communists or Fascists or any term you wish to use for people who wish to have dictatorial rule in a country There isn't outside of Alan Dershowitz there isn't a liberal let alone a leftist of whom I am Oh, yeah, there is a Jonathan Turley right Jonathan Turley is another liberal And I say that despite the fact that Jonathan Turley attacked me many years ago Bizarre it just shows you how deep this stuff is because he writes a lot of very good stuff He called me a Judeo -Christian fascist. Did you know that? That that was a new term I've been called everything but Judeo -Christian fascist Because we know the history of Judeo -Christian fascism is so long and dark what It's Yes Anyway another by the way, it's another example of we know what they know and they know they don't know what we don't They don't even read our perspective or hear it or watch it. We we have all we know theirs. I read the New York Times How many New York Times readers read the Wall Street Journal editorial page? This is a terrible a terrible day in America, I Wrote 20 years ago that we're having a civil war and I said and I pray it remains nonviolent I'm not sure that this is not an act of violence isn't isn't every arrest an act of violence Now it as I have I wrote many years ago. There's moral violence and immoral violence So you may say it's moral violence arresting people and it usually is But it is violence and if it's not moral You you have Done something that only the Lord knows what it can lead to It's a very very very very bad thing in American life He told pernicious is that the word what was the adjective for the word lies In the indictment that the headline of the New York Times yesterday We'll find it He was let's see This Is the wrong one I want to get today's Column from the new the or the way the New York Times has reported it There we go You should know by the way, this is very distressing Judges signed to Trump Trump federal case Tanya should come shut Ken Has sometimes handed down sentences tougher than the one sought by prosecutors The woman is a left -wing activist That is who the judges the federal judge The federal judge assigned to former President Donald Trump's latest criminal case Has been publicly critical of January 6th as imposed lengthy sentences on Trump supporters Who went into the Capitol I Know one such John strand who's in not only prison but a particularly Severe prison and all he did is video of him. All he did was enter the Capitol These Most of the the vast majority of the people who went to the Capitol that day went to demonstrate Not to insurrect the day they used insurrection I Realized we're entering The realm of propaganda I He's used the Reichstag fire and I was right The German Parliament was burned in 1933 just as Hitler assumed power in Germany and The Nazis used that fire as an excuse to jail opponents and and rule by Dictatorial decree Ever hear of the term state of emergency Yes, that's what they did Should come a former public defender has shown a scrupulous concern for the rights of criminal defendants During the final years of the Trump administration. She repeatedly frustrated Justice Department efforts to accelerate the execution of federal inmates The Supreme Court reinstated the executions she blocked Supreme Court has overturned her Chitkin would oversee a trial into the case Which she hasn't yet scheduled Trump will make his initial appearance in the case Thursday afternoon. That's today, correct? That hearing is expected to be overseen by US magistrate judge Moxilla Upadhyaya Upadhyaya The indictment unsealed on Tuesday Which accuses Trump of criminal scheme of a criminal scheme to stay in power? after his election defeat the reading from the Wall Street Journal has been randomly assigned to Chutkan a 2014 Obama appointee Who was confirmed by the Senate on a 95 to 0 vote Like to know who the five were Who voted against her? She's not inclined to give people involved the benefit of the doubt Said Douglas Berman a professor of criminal law at the Ohio State University Two worlds in one country Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere what sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for am fed coin and bullion my choice for buying precious metals when you buy precious metals It's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers be cautious of brokers offering Free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins Claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver What about hidden commissions and huge markups Nick Grovitch and his team at am fed always have your back. I trust this man It's why I mentioned him by name Nick's been in this industry over 42 years and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted Relationships if you're interested in buying or selling call Nick Grovitch and his team at am fed coin and bullion 800 2 2 1 7 6 9 4 American federal .com American federal .com So the judge that is overseeing the Prosecution and I would say persecution of Donald Trump is a left -wing activist She was part of lawyers for Obama She's the person overseeing the trial she's the judge She is regularly handed down sentences in line with or above what prosecutors recommend That is very rare. By the way making numerous statements concerning the seriousness of the attack on the Capitol and the future threat of political violence driven by Anti -democratic sentiments said John Lewis a research fellow at George Washington University's program on extremism This is all reported in the Wall Street Journal The New York Times is livid with regard to Donald Trump and The his lie that the election was dishonest Let's say it was a lie Do you understand that you're allowed to lie except under oath You're allowed to say a lot of horrible things Nazis demonstrated in front of a Georgia synagogue last month and when the police were asked why they didn't stop them they said because they're exercising their free speech and I am a Jew and I agreed with the police If free speech is allowed it allows for terrible speech it even allows for lies. I Am allowed to say the earth is flat. Is that a lie? Can I be arrested if I get a public forum and say the earth is flat? No First of all, sometimes lie is not clear. Sometimes lie is used as a political weapon We're told that we lie by saying that men and women are basically different. That's a lie It's a lie. We're told by the American Medical Association That it is a lie that men have an advantage in sports Right, these are all lies The stabilizing that's right. Okay, you're allowed a lie, but you can't tell a destabilizing lie to Say that this is not the America I grew up in is like saying that it is cold in the North Pole It is not, you know, I do a podcast with a 23 year old young woman Dennis and Julie it's called and you would love it. It's It's quite remarkable. She's quite remarkable. So I have Philosophized over the following question Who has it worse emotionally? young people Who never saw a free America? Or those of us who are old and did see a free America and are watching it disappear. I Don't have an answer to that question Mm Memories are very powerful and can be a source of comfort and they can be a source of distress if the memories are Over I Don't have an answer to that question. She doesn't either She sort of doesn't understand the America that I grew up in. She believes me. She understands the words When I was a kid, I remember this so vividly I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, we would play stickball in the street So, you know the guys would yell at each other and some guy would say something stupid or mean or whatever and somebody would say shut up and That kid would say Hey, it's a free country That was the answer of the guy who said stupid things are even cursed It's a free country. It was built in you could say anything Even things that are wrong or at least perceived as wrong The president of the United States and the leader of the opposition is going on trial Because he said things that the opposition doesn't believe are true The my favorite is Jack Smith wrote in the indictment That Trump knew that it was a lie that what he was saying was a lie Really then why don't we put Donald Trump on a lie detector There was no doubt in my mind that he is a certain That he was defrauded of the election as you are that Of your name. He is as certain of that as you are of whatever your name is This is what we've come to It has been a revelation to me in my older age You know, you think you know a lot especially if you spend your life thinking and writing and talking I Never realized until the last few years How many people are governed by emotions Trump is the perfect example People I respected voted Democrat because they hate Donald Trump It is better to ruin America then vote for a man. I hate I Feeling is another country where this is happening. Well, we'll talk about that in the next segment But that's it people are emotionally driven One of you wanted a lie, here's a lie. I'm about to tell you a lie that the Enlightenment ushered in the age of reason I Wish we were living in the age of reason If we were living in the age of reason forget a Judeo -christian age just the age of reason Donald Trump would not be on trial It is pure undiluted Passion So here's the question Is there a more powerful force than hatred? Another Question I don't know the answer to People are willing to destroy this country because they hate one man That's fascinating All right, we continue To remind you that August is fundraising month for PragerU. Please make a donation during the break a Meliorate thank you amelia rate. Excellent Sean Sean has a slight OCD problem, but it's very slight If you realize what I've accused Sean of white supremacy OCD My guests are true experts on the Middle East they're in from Israel Felice and Michael Friedson, I've known them for years. They're wonderful human beings and they're honest You know if I didn't ask you personally and I'm not even sure now I know your politics Which is such a credit to you to you both So Israel has been wracked with unprecedentedly large Demonstrations, so I'm curious you heard me you were in the studio and I said, oh Maybe you didn't might have been right before you came in I said America is now one country and two worlds. Is that true for Israel? Is it that severe? Israel is fighting Internally, I'm not so sure that they're trying to Undo what was done as much as they're seeing openings to pick up the power that they might be able to get their hands on so each side is looking for the mechanics of Functioning in a government where they say things are unconstitutional and yet there's no Constitution or laws Go through on the way to being approved as a law of the country Goes through a system whereby somebody will yell it's unconstitutional and have to go through the Constitution committee But yet there's no Constitution. Yeah, that's a phenomenon I will admit but I am curious about the depths of the division what I described about America Do you would you say that about Israel today? It's two countries or two worlds People won't talk about it. It's the kind of discussion that certain things are off limits nobody wants to be accused of doing something because they don't like the sardine where the Ashkenazim where they're taking those kind of intranasian battle Decree you have the phenomenon and I I I shudder to ask the question Do you have the phenomenon that we have in America and I'm telling you it is widespread of Children, I don't mean five -year -olds or ten -year -olds I mean 20 and 30 year olds who will not speak to a parent because of how they voted It's starting to seep in that's what I was about to add and you are beginning to see this happen. Really? Yes Yes, so this has been very divisive But you know Dennis I have to say there are issues here that are far more serious. You're looking at Iranian nuclear proliferation Imagine around October November it could happen and Israel has to go solo Something kicks up off the war. There's been all kinds of tests on borders with Israel whether it's Lebanon It's all of Iran's proxies and all of a sudden you have reservists right now that are saying that we're not going to show up Because of the judicial reforms and we're talking about 10 ,000 or more reservists. We're talking about Air Force pilots We're talking about those that manned drones we're talking about intelligence officers and you can read this every day This is getting to the heart of the nation so I ask you that even if Prime Minister Netanyahu may be correct and if even if you agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu in terms of the fact of how judicial reforms should play out and when Sometimes the timing for the sake of a nation's security Might be more important and I'm throwing that out because I think people sometimes stop short and don't look at the big picture So even if Netanyahu and his supporters are right It's not it may not be the time because of the security issue. It's one one I have to admit I read that there were people members of the Air Force for example who threatened this and I couldn't believe it because Iran doesn't care if you're pro or anti Netanyahu pro or anti judicial reforms They want to kill you like the Nazis did not distinguish between left -wing and right -wing Jews secular and religious Jews They don't see it that way. They are willing to jeopardize Israel These reservists because of politics. Yes That's how bad it's gotten. So I think that Israel is at a very dangerous moment Where there's such a discomfort look you have high -tech Israel with many of the techies taking their companies already and moving out Now I hear it's happening now too with the doctors and I think that's probably less so but when you have two industries That are so vital to the state of Israel. Then you have to ask yourself why now? You have to ask yourself if you're an activist in Netanyahu's camp, yes you do So the question that many are asking is why now Well, the opportunity presented itself now Yeah Because he won with the elections were coming and going coming and going and finally you got a chance to put the numbers together Right. What's what has people? Pounding their heads against the wall is wondering why when the For example, we're now at something like 30 or 29 consecutive weekends of multi tens of thousands of people marching in the streets We fly in an airplane headed to Israel and we hear the conversations like oh, we'll meet you after the demonstration Or you know, I'm coming to visit Israel I may not go to the Western Wall this time, but I'm not going to miss the demonstration on Saturday night it's become the culture of the country and as it spread each sector within the nation is putting their hat in the ring to be the deciding factor of pushing the Numbers over the top. I guess you'd say what do the supporters of the current situation? Of the the anti -netanyahu folks, what is their argument with regard to the Supreme Court? That they should be allowed to rule on anything without reference to any Constitution Well, I give the this Constitution that aspect of it has fascinated me free free decades Now the idea that when they say it they believe they're talking about something being unconstitutional But they don't take the next step to describe how it becomes unconstitutional because that's their opinion That's why we have what's called the reasonable yes, that's that the reasonableness clause Yeah, all right, we're gonna be back in a moment Folks two great countries are in trouble That's the bottom line the US and Israel to democratic The editors of the editors of the media line org a source of non -biased news about the Middle East Michael and Felice Fritzen are in town from Israel and What they're describing? I mean we have not reached the point where we have Members of the armed forces taking a political position and saying they they won't show up That's I have to say that's that's scary and we're not threatened with existential annihilation like Israel is If these people don't show up a Hesitation is everything and if they're not practicing it's a big problem What is their what is their statement This is not a country worth defending if we don't get our way on the on judicial reform That's basically this the gist of it if you will leave that part of the imagination, but clearly that's what they're saying It's not a democracy anymore and because it will cease to be a democracy if these So if this this notion it will cease to be a democracy That's what they say here on the left.
Congressman Matt Gaetz Slams FBI Director Christopher Wray
"Go ahead. But let's now go to what the court said. The court said it was over 200 ,000 that have occurred on your watch. Do you have any basis to disagree with that assessment? Again I don't have the numbers I sit here right now. It seems like a number you should know. How many times the FBI is breaking the law under your watch? Yeah let's pretend it's 197 ,000. Does that does that make you happy? What have you done? Chris Christie will tell us you kinds have all of reforms in place. What are they big boy? What are they Hindenburg? He has no friggin idea. He's a bloody ass. But I do want to play another Democrat, Jamie Raskin, Former Mr. constitutional professor, George Washington University. He did on all the impeachments on Trump. He challenged at least one I think it was Trump's first or 2016. I think he was also involved in charging in challenging George W Bush. But let's take a listen shall cut 14 go Ben Cardin, who is the senator from your state, has announced he will not be seeking re -election. Excuse me, excuse me. Let's kill that. I got it wrong. I got it wrong. That's something I
There Is No There, There
"Turley, on Fox News, professor turley cut number 22. Let's bring in Georgetown, Washington. George Washington University law professor Jonathan turley. Jonathan, I was anxiously waiting for this indictment and I'm flipping through and I'm after our talks again and again and again about the bootstrapping of the misdemeanor to make it a felony looking for the underlying felony. Yeah. Were you looking forward to? Yeah, it's like orient expressed without the body. I mean, you're looking for it and it just never comes up. And the weird thing I've never seen an indictment quite like this one. That is the key linchpin. That's how you get beyond the statute of limitations. I know a lot of judges that would have been not too pleased to receive an indictment like this. Would have said, you know, what the heck is this? I mean, what are you alleging? And Bragg just sort of waved it off and said, I don't have to really say. By the way, this is my, this is what I'm so stunned by. I got out of con law too yesterday, and I taught two different. Classes yesterday, one on affirmative action and why it's unconstitutional. And one on free exercise and the establishment clause. And I've got some pretty liberal law students who just do not understand why Jack Phillips should be left alone in his cake shop. So they were difficult classes. I got approached to them. What do you think? What do you think? That's why I got to read this thing. I don't know. So I read the statement of facts. I read the indictment, and I mystified. Mystified.
"george washington university" Discussed on WTOP
"Who's Jeff claypot. The median home selling price at the end of February was 6 tenths of a percent lower than a year ago, that's the first annual decline since 2012. The electric vehicle startup pollster says it delivered 50,000 vehicles last year and expects to increase delivery 60% this year. Resident doctors at George Washington University hospital have filed to unionize, citing long hours in low pay, nurses at GW hospital may do the same. Without rallied 342 points Thursday, that was a 1% gain. Jeff clay, WTO news. Now, the Asian markets are following suit here following Wall Street's lead, perhaps Australia, half a percent, Tokyo stocks, the nikkei is up more than 1%, and we have a one and a half percent rise for Hong Kong. We'll keep watching it at ten and 40 here on WTO. After a brief meeting with Russia's foreign minister in India today, Secretary of State Tony blinken is moving on to the next item on his agenda how to help Ukraine with the war. The meeting signal that the two countries are at least talking after more than a year of mostly silence. There was no evidence that Russia is going to stop fighting anytime soon as we hear from WTO national security correspondent JJ great. So what does the intelligence say about what Russia's planning for Ukraine? We do think that the Russians are planning for more wider and deeper offensive operations when the weather starts to improve and the roads get better. Regardless of what they do in the spring, according to National Security Council, spokesman John Kirby, Russia's, in a sense, already been defeated. You heard the president talk about this when he was in Warsaw. Mister Putin has already failed. He's already lost in so many ways. Kirby said Russia wanted to absorb Ukraine. Decapitate its leadership. Take over its economic centers and strike deep inside the country. He's achieved none of those larger goals. Ukraine is still free. WTO's national security correspondent JJ green produced that report. The U.S. announced plans to expand minimum cybersecurity requirements for critical sectors of the nation's economy and government after marked increase in attacks in recent years, the Biden administration wants private companies and government agencies to take more stringent steps aimed at preventing them, including banning some forms of social media from government devices. CBS News correspondent Nicole de Antonio. This week, The White House told all federal workers they have 30 days to stop using TikTok on government issued devices. Congress approved the ban arguing the Chinese owned app is a security risk. The White House plans to work with Congress on legislation that would impose legal liability on software companies that don't meet basic security standards in their products. The Justice Department's U.S. marshal service discovered a major ransomware attack compromising some of its most sensitive information, including law enforcement materials in the personal information of employees and potential investigative targets. Well, the rocky movie franchise boxing franchise had a long life and it seems that its successor creed is doing the same. We've got a review of creed three. Is the sequel worth a trip to the theater. Stay with us
"george washington university" Discussed on WTOP
"Union great rates for everyone. Let's go to Jeff clay bomb. Closing bell in 20 minutes we'll get to the numbers in just a minute. Big TVs and electronics aren't necessary. Best Buy sales fell 9% last quarter and expect sales to fall further this year, heading back to the office and out for social events is good for apparel stores both. American Eagle Outfitters and abercrombie and Fitch turned in better than expected sales results, better profits too. Resident doctors at George Washington University hospital have filed to unionize, citing long hours in low pay, it follows a move to unionized by a group of George Washington University hospital nurses last month. The Dow is up 404 points now. That's all one and a quarter percent gain. The S&P 500 Index is up 35. That's 1%, the NASDAQ's up 98 or 1% gain. Jeff claymore news. It is three 41. There are some good news and not such good news about global carbon emissions. First the bad news, the international energy agency says emissions were higher last year. Now the good news. The increase was less than expected, and agency analysis found emissions of carbon dioxide climbed less than 1% or 321 million metric tons in 2022. That uptick came amid a global energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine that drove many countries to turn to coal and oil power. At the same time, analysts say energy security concerns prompted by the war are expected to hasten the transition away from fossil fuels. Linda kenyon, CBS News. Waterlogged Californians are getting some good news on the drought front. Half the state is no longer under a three year old drought, the central valley, the Sierra foothills, the coastlines and the Bay Area, rich tinker is with the U.S. drought monitor. Now believe it or not, most reservoirs are still below normal for this time of the year, but we're talking about 90 to 95% of normal, whereas in the autumn we were talking about 50% of normal. So there's been a huge increase. The reservoirs that are lacking rely on snow melt rather than immediate rain and more Sierra snow is on the way. All for CBS News, San Francisco. There's been a big discovery on chili's well-known Easter Island, researchers have found a new Maui statue in a dry Lake there, just over 5 feet. It's relatively small compared to some of the other broadly featured heads and torsos on the island. You've seen pictures. It's possible more statues will be found as a search of the Lake bed. Continues. Coming up on WTO pe. A WTO staffer shares his cancer story. I'm really lucky. Hoping you'll get screened for this. I'm Mike marilla. Also, the Alec Murdoch trial now goes to the jury more on that coming up. Three 43. Hi. I'm
Fetterman hospitalized after feeling lightheaded
"Senator John fetterman was hospitalized after feeling lightheaded. Pennsylvania senator John fetterman went to George Washington University hospital after feeling light headed while attending a democratic retreat on Wednesday, fetterman had a near fatal stroke last May that nearly derailed his election campaign against Republican doctor mehmet Oz. The race was considered critical to Democrats trying to maintain their Senate majority, his office released a statement saying fetterman was in good spirits and talking that initial tests don't show evidence of a new stroke and that doctors were running more tests. Senate personnel recently installed a closed caption display in the chamber to assist veteran with auditory processing issues that were a lingering side effect of his stroke. Jennifer King, Washington
"george washington university" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Was led by somebody named doctor Abby's Steve lano and doctor Robert plus at George Washington University. So GW, that's out in our area here. And doctor Richard souvenir at temple university up in Philadelphia. So to legitimate universities to legitimate researchers, I checked out their names. I did some research to make sure that, hey, these are the right folks. They are. This is something that has listed on their university sites as well as stuff. So it's legitimate now I will tell you, they've got apps out there that you can download. And one of the things you do is whenever you're someplace, you take a picture of it, you use location based services because they want, they want to be able to tie it. Okay, where's this picture being taken from? They don't want you to take a picture and say, well, I took it at the motel 6 over here. Then we don't really know. So the one thing you have to be aware of, you have to use your location based services. So a little bit of a privacy issue, but you do take pictures of the hotel rooms and you submit it. And they do share that information. I don't know how they share it. Or what avenues they share it, but I do know they do, but I will tell you this. One of my friends, good friends who listens to our regular podcast. I don't know if he's on Patreon. The SOB he makes enough money. He should be on Patreon. He works for Microsoft. He's the head. He's also a former firefighter. So that explains a lot. Oh, there you go. There you go. Rick sack at Microsoft. One of the things Microsoft does that they give away. They don't charge for. They maintain a database of child pornography images. But the way they maintain it is they use a cryptographic function called a hash value. So in other words, you apply this very sophisticated mathematical formula to a picture. It creates a unique identity. And then so if you get another picture like that that's been shared, rather than sharing the picture, which let me tell you, after training people in computer crime investigation, Internet investigations seeing some of this stuff. You don't want people saying this stuff. It is some of the most horrendous. The most terrible stuff you could see what people do to children. Yeah. And so one of the things they do is, and because these pictures, if they're in the database, they have now been verified and they run them through what's also called the Tanner scale. It's a way to look at development of bones and everything else and determine are they under a certain age. It's not a precise thing. He says, well, there are 12 years and three months old. But it's pretty clear you can look at something and go, that child is 11 years old. They're in the age range of ten to 12, or they're in the age range of 12 to 14. So it's used a lot in court to prove that the child was underage, so it becomes child pornography as opposed to just pornography. It's unbelievable. There's some sick, freaking people in this world. There are so sandy go to traffic, TR, AFF, ic, traffic, cam dot
"george washington university" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"S&P lower by one point right now, ten year or ten year yield 2.95%, the two year 3.04%. I'm Charlie peloton. That David Weston is a Bloomberg business flash. Thank you so much, Charlie palette. What President Biden is having a busy day today, he met with the president of Mexico at The White House and said that they are good friends at the same time this evening he's going to be hopping on a plane to go over to Israel and then on to Saudi Arabia for a tour of the Middle East, but he's doing this against the backdrop of some pretty troubling numbers. I'm sure for The White House in terms of the popularity of the president and how Americans feel the country is doing overall. We had a New York Times Siena college poll out just yesterday saying that 64% of Democrats would prefer it if President Biden did not run for office again. That's a Democrat. And 74% of the country think we're on the wrong track. To give us an explanation for what's going wrong for the president and what might turn around, we turn out a Todd belt. He's professor at George Washington University where he is political management program director. So professor, thanks so much for being with us. I mean, this can't be what The White House wants. What's gone wrong? Hi, David. It's great to be with you and thank you for having me on. A lot has gone wrong for the president and it goes back to COVID and the fact that we got these mutations and we never got really back to normal. The fact that the government pushed a whole lot of money into the economy and a lot of people didn't go back to work and we got supply chain disruption. So quite frankly, the president was held with Delta pretty poor hand to begin with. But there were certainly some self inflicted wounds as well like the withdrawal in Afghanistan. And frankly not appearing very presidential and seemed to be very slow on the uptake to take on issues such as women's rights to choose, voting rights and the failure to get his big legislative agenda passed that build back better has been really sort of thinking him. So Todd, you're not just a student, but you're a scholar of presidential leadership. This is not the first time a president of the United States has had a rough patch. If you go back in history and look at what presidents do, what's in the playbook? Right, you're absolutely right, David. This often happens. We usually see sort of a second year low when presidents see their approval sink after they're elected. No president can really live up to all of the different promises that they make. They run into Congress. They run into interest groups and others and the other party that really try to think of proposals and the way our system is set up. It's easier to think proposals and pass proposals. So that makes it really difficult for the president. So what do they do? They usually have sometimes what we call a second year switch, where they try to shake things up, sometimes that means replacement of some of their administrative positions. We negotiating position with members of Congress, particularly who they talk with in their own party and the other party to try to vocal compromises and really try to reorient and talk about policy in a different way. And we're seeing a little bit of that coming from the Biden administration, particularly at the beginning of the year, but still the action hasn't been there. And the real question, if you at least pay attention to polls, the real question for people is the economy. I mean, we have a lot of controversial issues as you mentioned, there's the abortion decision for the Supreme Court. There's the gun issue. There's a lot of issues, including internationally with Ukraine. But if you talk to most Americans, it's about the economy. What about as economics team? Right. I mean, this is always it. It's the economy the economy the economy every single election we have and even some of these gubernatorial races when people are talking about, oh, it's critical race theory. No, number one was still the economy. And it hasn't gotten a whole lot better at the president is talking up the positive aspects of the economy, including the low unemployment rates
How KT McFarland Became the Person She Is Today
"KT McFarland's with me today. I can't been waiting for this one for a while. Got to run into her cpac with the crazy part about it is through all of our travels. We have been on TV together multiple times on interviews, but never in the same place. It seems like at the same time, especially with the last few years going. And so it was so good to be in the same room, not on the same convention center, but there with you in Orlando. It is great to have you on the podcast today. Well, I agree. I mean, I feel like I really know you well because I've been on television with you. We've talked to each other, but we've never actually met in person. And so here we are yet again, not in person, but it's good to be with you. It is. But it works out, great. Well, you know, one of the things is and especially the way life goes these days is we all have our backgrounds and where we come from. And people see us and make judgments, basically, you know, we're on TV or we're on the interviews, one podcast that was kind of like, one of the things I love to do with this podcast has been great to be able to do is sort of people see how we became, you know, you or how you became me and it gives people that background so that when they see you, they say, hey, I know where she came from. I know what was going on. So tell us a little bit about how you became you in a lot of sense. Gosh, that's so nice. Well, I started out as a freshman in college in 1969. I was from Madison, Wisconsin from a working class family, but I got a scholarship to go to George Washington University. But I needed a job. So I was a really fast typist. And through a series of accidents, got a job as the nighttime secretary in The White House situation, freshman in college. And I was working for Henry Kissinger in the Nixon administration. So I went to college during the day, majored in Chinese Chinese studies, wrote my bicycle, went to The White House situation room every afternoon, and then typed the first draft from what was then called the president's daily brief and is still called the president's daily brief. And that was the classified items briefing items that would be on the president of the United States is desk in the Oval Office every morning at 7 a.m.. So I typed the rough draft at night, somebody finished it off in the morning. And I did that all through college, through part of graduate school. And all of a sudden I got promoted after chain. And I was Henry Kissinger's research assistant. At a very young age, and so saw firsthand to some of the most extraordinary periods of American foreign policy. It was the opening to China, the end of the Vietnam War, the Paris peace accords. The detente with the Soviet Union, Middle East peace negotiations. So as a very young person in my late teens, early 20s, was exposed to people and events.
"george washington university" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On John Tucker brought you by oxygen Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers Many are starting new businesses Figures from the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis put the number of new business applications at 400,000 in 2021 but I won't be an easy path forward for those folks Allison schrager senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan institute argues it's become more expensive in terms of regulations Each year she writes brings more rules and oversight for business In some states the cumulative effect can be prohibitive She cites the example of an aspiring entrepreneur in San Francisco who tried to open a nice cream shop and spent $200,000 on permits and related fees before giving up without ever opening his doors A study by George Washington University concludes that regulations impact the economy to the tune of $100 million a year And that's the Bloomberg small business report For the Jewish communal fund Noel Spiegel former senior partner with Deloitte and tosh and past JCF president discusses the advantages of a donor advised fund over a private foundation There's a lot involved in having a private foundation You need to engage attorneys You need to engage your accountants file tax returns at JCF all of that is done for you You don't have to get involved in anything other than making your contribution to your fund and then determining which grants that you want to make A JCF fund may be opened with a minimum $5000 contribution of cash or appreciated securities and can be used as an alternative to or together with a private foundation If you have a foundation you have to list all of the contributions that you made Potentially anybody because the information is public can find out exactly which organizations of foundation has made charitable contributions to Let JCF simplify your philanthropy and protect your privacy Learn more about JCS private client group at JCF and Y dot org And JIT New Jersey institute of technology makes innovation happen The university helped biomedical engineering professor Terra Alvarez launch a startup that may revolutionize vision therapy Our startup through and JIT is called ocular motor technology We create virtual reality vision therapy in a head mounted display So it's gaming and basically sugar coating the therapy so that children and young adolescents don't even realize they're doing therapy To accomplish this we need biomedical engineers which are here on GIT campus of computer scientists artists people that are into story development and then we are collaborating with a lot of the large pediatric medical centers This idea of a startup culture is extremely important to not just IT and the national science foundation but also to the U.S. as a societal And JIT New Jersey institute of technology Learn more and JIT dot EDU One 45 over 92 One 80 over one 11 A 182 over a hundred And I had a heart attack and a cardiac arrest And then a stroke Your blood pressure numbers could change your life A lot.
"george washington university" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Business report on John Tucker brought you by exergen Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers Many are starting new businesses Figures from the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis put the number of new business applications at 400,000 in 2021 but it won't be an easy path forward for those folks Allison schrager senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan institute argues it's become more expensive in terms of regulations Each year she writes brings more rules and oversight for business In some states the cumulative effect can be prohibitive She cites the example of an aspiring entrepreneur in San Francisco who tried to open a nice cream shop and spent $200,000 on permits and related fees before giving up without ever opening his doors A study by George Washington University concludes that regulations impact the economy to the tune of $100 million a year And that's the Bloomberg small business report JIT makes innovation happen It also makes entrepreneurs like Anya odoi founder of innovate a tech driven civil engineering and construction management firm ania says and JIT is defining the future Extremely important as a hub of disciplines all in one space with all of these brilliant minds and GoT's wrong is huge when it comes to defining the future and how from an interdisciplinary point of view they have it all there whether it's the innovation hub the makerspace And JIT is already creating that collaboration between the disciplines and you have civil engineers speaking to programmers speaking to electrical engineers and together they're creating advancements that we wouldn't have been able to do without those three minds coming together and solving a problem as one rather than solving it in isolation And JIT New Jersey institute of technology Learn more at njt EDU Burden LLP accountants and advisers presents industry chat with Jack pulver and partner and leader of burden's hospitality practice The impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality industry.
"george washington university" Discussed on WBUR
"Just because the president says something is going to happen doesn't mean it's going to happen right away, You know, Case in point President Biden yesterday ordering OSHA That's the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to come up with emergency rules requiring vaccines or regular testing for employees of businesses with more than 100, people that much you've surely heard. Marketplace, Caroline Chamblin explains how those rules make their way from the White House policy shop to the Federal Register. Some people love rules and making them I am enthusiastic about rulemaking. That's Linda Rosenstock, professor and former head of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which works with OSHA. And she says it's a big deal to have a directive straight from the White House. David Michaels teaches at George Washington University and was the longest serving head of OSHA. I don't recall a presidential order requiring a standard. I don't think that has happened before, and he says the pressure is on. Oh, she advisors first have to prove Covid 19 is a grave risk to workers, Michael says. That's pretty clear. Next is the standard effective and feasible for employers. Then come the lawyers to get the policy court ready? Not David Michael's favorite part on one level. I hate it because it really it slows down the process. But winning legal battles is worth it. And that does feel good, because once it's out there and survived court cases, then you know it's there forever and changes the world and that's what's so rewarding. Some states have their own OSHA. Debbie Berkowitz, a former OSHA senior official says the government has an answer if they try to resist federal standards. Okay, well, if you don't do it, we're going to come take over your state plan because The law is you have to have As equal as protection as federal ocean or states can come up with more effective.
"george washington university" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Just because the president says something is going to happen doesn't mean it's going to happen right away, You know, Case in point President Biden yesterday ordering OSHA That's the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to come up with emergency rules requiring vaccines or regular testing for employees of businesses with more than 100, people that much you've surely heard. Marketplace, Caroline Chamblin explains how those rules make their way from the White House policy shop to the Federal Register. Some people love rules and making them I am enthusiastic about rulemaking. That's Linda Rosenstock, U. C. L, a professor and former head of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which works with OSHA. And she says it's a big deal to have a directive straight from the White House. David Michaels teaches at George Washington University and was the longest serving head of OSHA. I don't recall a presidential order requiring a standard. I don't think that has happened before, and he says the pressure is on. Ocean Advisors first have to prove Covid 19 is a grave risk to workers, Michael says. That's pretty clear. Next is the standard effective and feasible for employers. Then come the lawyers to get the policy court ready? Not David Michael's favorite part on one level. I hate it because it really it slows down the process. But winning legal battles is worth it. And that does feel good because once it's out there and survived court cases Then you know it's there forever and changes the world and that's what's so rewarding. Some states have their own OSHA. Debbie Berkowitz, a former OSHA senior official says the government has an answer if they try to resist federal standards. Okay, well, if you don't do it, we're going to come take over your state plan because The law is you have to have as equal as protection as federal ocean or states can come up with more effective rules.
"george washington university" Discussed on KQED Radio
"White House describes it as a six pronged strategy that will involve both the government and the private sector. There aren't a lot of details yet. But a source familiar with the announcement tells NPR so involved new steps aimed at vaccinating the unvaccinated and further protection for people who are vaccinated. The president will also address ways to keep schools open safely. Increased testing and require masks as well as protect the economy and improve care for people with Covid 19. I've practiced some public health experts who hope the administration will finally take some more aggressive actions, like you know, mandating vaccines for travel and get behind some kind of uniform national vaccination verification system. Is this a reset Rob? As we watch cases rise and deaths rise. Yeah, I've been hearing a growing sense of disappointment and frustration over some of the ways he administrations handle the pandemic. The administration gets really high marks for a lot, especially for the first six months, you know, quickly ramping up the massive vaccination campaign and getting Tens of millions of people vaccinated. But then the vaccination campaign count lost steam. And the administration's response started to stumble like in May, when the CBC abruptly dropped the recommendation of that everyone keeps asking. That kind of sent a message that the pandemic was over in the country pretty much cut loose. I talked about this with Dr Lena Win a public health professor at George Washington University. It is directly as a result of the citizens actions back in name and by the administration's lack of leadership that we have the search that we're seeing now. What Let Delta gain a foothold. It was because of people's actions that were directly enabled by the Biden administration's response. And now we're seeing hospitals being overwhelmed around the country. And the guidance on boosters has been incoherent to Yeah, yeah, you know, first, no need for boosters than everyone's going to get a booster on September 20th. Then maybe you won't have to wait eight months after your second shot. Fear booster now. Well, maybe only people who got the Pfizer vaccine will get boosters to start so You know, there's a lot of concern that the administration is sending head spinning messages that are raising doubts about the vaccines and whether the White House is really letting the FDA and CDC lead the way like they promised. I talked about this with Dr Celine Gounder at New York University. She advised the administration during the transition. It should not be a political decision. It should be coming down through the scientific and regulatory agencies to assume that they would agree or rubber stamp. Such a plan, I think is just wrong. And there are other concerns. You know, why is testing so so hard to get? Why is the US relying on Israeli and British data to make crucial decisions? Why isn't the CDC tracking and analyzing all vaccinated people with breakthrough infections in this country way more closely? Here's Dr Ezekiel Emanuel at the University of Pennsylvania. He's another former Biden adviser..
"george washington university" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"By the way, Tom will be back on Monday. Just taken one day off. He's not big on vacation, he said. He's a working kind of guy. He is not accepting government money to not go to work. I assure you that he is very much an entrepreneur, and I think we need more of that. Not less. Do you want to talk about another story? Another development and by the way, if if it sounds as though I'm complaining about something here, Rest assured, I am not. The FBI has announced that they're closing in on 500 arrests. Stemming from the deadly riot, the U. S Capitol on January six. We all know about that. And I think that's good news. That was an abominable thing that people did. It was uncalled for. It was inappropriate is not the right way to express yourself. One law enforcement official told NBC News and I quote we're not done in rounding up the worst of the worst. We're not slowing down. The FBI still has hundreds of pictures posted on their Web site of people They're looking for associating with that day, according to data compiled by George Washington University. The overwhelming majority of those arrested our men. With an average age of 39 years. I don't know. Do you read into that? What you think is best and again. I think it's entirely appropriate. I want to see justice brought to those who behave in that fashion. A couple of things simple details on that, By the way, first of all, Brian SEC Nick, the Capitol police officer that died of day or two after that. Have been scientifically determine that he did not die from that exposure was not a death at the hands of another, regrettably seems to be a good young man. Relatively young man died. He had a stroke. Was it something that Is that a medical result of the agitated environment there? I don't know, but it has not meant been medically determined to be the case. Um, so it's just as an aside on the whole thing I again I enthusiastically support the effort to bring justice there, but I do think it's worthy of note. That this this'd expresses an element of disparity. Because you had urban centers all over this country last summer. That we're experiencing horrific outcomes. You had business is burned and looted. You had you had people assaulted in battered on the streets. You had homicides committed. In protests in demonstrations that have become riots that have become hotbeds of criminal activity not unlike what took place at the Capitol in January six, although with frankly far more egregious. Behaviors displayed and far worse consequences. There is something special about the People's House, the center of America's government. I get that, but there's also something very, very special about somebody's private property. Business that somebody owns on the streets of Minneapolis. Portland, Chicago, New York City, Sacramento, California, Oakland, California places all over the country that experienced that kind of of unrest. Of criminal activity. You had the city of Seattle that had zone in which the government resource is the local government resource is we're not allowed to be We have not seen anything close to this order of magnitude in terms of consequences brought to bear in those cases. The city of Chicago has now exceeded 1000 shootings. So far this calendar year and where are we? We're just just just breaking into May So the again I do not object for a moment to enthusiastically vigorously and relentlessly prosecuting those people who engaged in criminal activity on the cat Capitol grounds on January 6th or anytime for that matter. It should not be tolerated. I am in lockstep agreement with that. But why? Why do we not have people held to the same account when it comes to local communities being disrupted? And F ast We've been discussing all day. It's not just the present, not just they here and now it's not just that that diner that was that was burnt to the ground, that retail store that was looted and vandalized and burnt to the ground. But it's the consequences of that. What is that done to these communities? In what with long term consequences of that be, what does it feel like now to be in some of these jurisdictions that have been so profoundly negative, negatively impacted by crime and violence on their straits? Places that people should have absolute comfort to go. Think about the you're in your life. We know we've known for years that there's some neighborhoods in which a person needs to be careful. You need to look over your shoulder. The vast majority of neighbors and medium towns across the country and the urban centers. And when I say urban centers, I'm not talking about the New York Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, I'm talking about sometimes small town USA. Communities of 50 60 80 100,000 people. Where is there is just a very It has been historically a very comfortable place for people to come together for the purpose of engaging in Congress. Now, a whole lot of things have happened in recent years recent decades. Where the retail stores the department stores remember those? Yeah, they're not the places they're not the hub any longer. It's not where people come predictably visit every fall to get the kids school clothes. Those days are long gone. People are making those purchases. Elektronik Lee And there's obviously his progress. There's efficiency that comes from that. But there also is a little bit lost in terms of the fiber of a community. But now you take this to a whole new level. When you have a legitimate reason for people to fear for their safety. If they if they have occasion or temptation. To go visit certain places. I've spent quite a lot of time in the city of Seattle. And while I'm not a big fan of the damp weather, I will say it's one of the most beautiful cities anywhere. It has been. Those days are long gone, and it's not just what took place over the course of last summer in the so called chop zone. I mean, there's been deterioration there for some time. In fact, there's a video that I think most people have heard of. Many have seen. Called Seattle is dying that very, very well illustrates the I hate to overstate it, but the demise to a great extent. Of they certainly the quality the pleasantness the beauty that was Seattle. I mean, there was a place where the world's fair was held that z the space needle and insisted such an incredible view of Mount Whitney and Puget Sound and all that's around that beautiful Emerald city..
University of Maryland mulls mandating Covid vaccinations for students
"Are debating whether to require students to get a Corona virus vaccine before fall semester starts. Rutgers in New Jersey is the first major university to announce that all students must be vaccinated for the coronavirus before arriving for classes and we might see that happen at local colleges and universities as well, A spokesperson for the University of Maryland College Park told wt O p. They are considering it. The school made a request to the university system of Maryland and the attorney general's office to allow for mandatory vaccinations. American University and George Washington University said they're still coming up with a plan for the upcoming year. Rutgers does have an exemption for students for religious and medical reasons. Battery Bank
Construction contract awarded for new St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC
"D. C is closer to reality. The district and United Health Services have awarded a construction contract for what will be a state of the art facility in Ward eight. Turner Construction company and emcee and build will handle. The $375 Million Project Hospital will be run by UnitedHealth and George Washington University at ST Elizabeth's East. Expected to create about 2000 jobs, and it's set to be finished in 2024 5 42.
Is This Ancient Biblical Forgery Actually Real?
"So close to a century and a half ago. A man named moses wilhelm shapira found fifteen manuscript fragments in a cave near the dead sea. They were written in an ancient hebrew script and contained. What shapiro claimed was the original book of deuteronomy blitz despite interest from the british museum to the tune of a million pounds. The manuscripts were found to be forged. Shapiro was disgraced and the documents disappeared but now a scholar named don dershowitz is questioning. If those documents might have been real all along so while the british museum was examining the manuscript fragments for authenticity themselves. Back in the nineteen th century. A few of the fragments were also on display to the public already attracting tons of visitors. The news of the possibly oldest ever discovered biblical manuscript had made headlines around the world. While awaiting the museum's official decree of authenticity. Someone else decided to take matters into their own hands. Charles simone clermont. Is you know who the times describes as a swashbuckling french archaeologist and longtime nemesis of shapiro's end quote examined the fragments for a few minutes and immediately went to the press to say that they were fake. The risk he played on his cursory examination paid off when the british museum experts agreed. Shapiro was humiliated by this and ended up. Tragically dying by suicide a few months later. The documents were sold at auction for a fraction of what they were originally expected to sell for. And most people soon forgot about the whole thing now. Dershowitz from the university of potsdam germany has published a new paper and companion book making the case that the manuscript was real all along quoting the new york times but dershowitz makes an even more dramatic claim the text which he is reconstructed from nineteenth century transcriptions and drawings is not a reworking of deuteronomy. He argues but a precursor to its dating to the period of the first temple before the babylonian exile that would make it the oldest biblical manuscript by far and an unprecedented window into the origins and evolution of the bible and biblical religion dershowitz. His research closely guarded until now has yet to get broad. Scrutiny scholars previewed his findings at a closed-door seminar at harvard in two thousand nineteen are divided. A taste of fierce debates likely to come but of dershowitz is correct. Some experts say it will be the most consequential bible related discovery since the dead sea scrolls in nineteen forty seven and quotes the times. Sagely points out that it's much tougher to prove something authentic than it is to prove. It's fake but there's an additional hurdle to be jumped. In this case the physical fragments themselves may no longer exist so back in eighteen eighty three there was a mad rush at the time to find biblical artifacts that would prove or disprove various points of contention emerging in biblical scholarship moseley around the documentary hypothesis. The idea that the first five books of the bible or the pentateuch were actually written by various authors. Not just one traditionally thought to be moses. It was in this climate of aggressive archaeology that shapiro. I established himself as an antiquities dealer in jerusalem and during which time he and clermont no became enemies. After camacho correctly denounced a collection of pottery. That shapira had sold to the german government. It's also important to note that shapiro was a convert to christianity having been raised jewish in russia so he was viewed with some skepticism from the other biblical scholars and archaeologists and also faced intense antisemitism after the deuteronomy manuscript was denounced. Fast forward to now. Dershowitz says one of the main reasons he thinks the fragments could have been real is because their contents differs quite a bit from the deuteronomy in the bible and many of those differences lineup with discoveries that were only made when the dead sea scrolls were found in nineteen forty seven sixty four years. After chapitoulas discovery of the fragments dershowitz also investigated. Some of shapiro's personal notes archived at the berlin state library and found three. Handwritten pages of shapiro trying to decipher the fragments. Filled with question marks and transcription errors. Dershowitz said quote if he forged them or was part of a conspiracy. It makes no sense that he'd be sitting there trying to guess what the text is and making mistakes while he did it end quote while some scholars of the evolution of biblical text or undershoots side cautiously believing the deuteronomy fragments may be genuine. Most pig refers people who study inscriptions are the ones that usually authenticate documents. Most of them aren't convinced they say the original fragments bear the hallmarks of modern forgery. That they agree with the notes made by the experts who examined them at the time and since no one has the fragments to examine physically now. It's a closed case and as for the content being impressions christopher rolston leading pig refer at george washington university said quote. Forgers are pretty clever with regard to content and they've been very clever for twenty five hundred years and quotes despite dershowitz his published paper and companion book. The jury is still out and who knows if it will ever truly be born ounce. It would have some pretty huge complications. If it does due to some of its key differences for example. It's missing all of the laws of the deuteronomy were familiar with in the bible. Ones upon which traditions and entire libraries have been founded. It would also bolster the theory that are tons more stories and traditions out there than just the ones that have been preserved in the hebrew bible.
"Get started with. I think this person or this story broke during the summer. it's kinda hard to tell now with the pandemic. what time is like but one other prominent ones that i remember seeing that wino- was flooding. Our timeline was the story of jessica. Craig aka or formerly known as jess la. Barletta cringe already awesome early known formerly known best. I'm about that. Let's get started. Let's talk about her. Yes so this woman has allegedly and apparently apparently been taking on different like black and afro sport identities throughout her life. She's an a professor or was a professor and academic where george washington university and university teaching. You know black studies are afrikaner studies and publishing books but at some point she were shifting from being in a north african to being african american and then being afro latin next sand after boaty gua was i think the final landing place for her her official forum her final warm so jessica. Krog just aka justifiable maleta hers combination of black fishing and being a fake tina at the same time and She got called out basically rightfully so rightfully so by a group of professors who are after latina's who had issues with her they were witness to or on the receiving end of like aggression from her and like prejudice and bad behavior while she was masquerading as after let nine different contexts. Apparently being super like belligerent towards black women in my on cool and really I think overcompensating and so trying to be an ex sorted extreme caricature of like this south bronx like her. Allegedly her mother was like a drug addicts prostitutes like this narrative that should created about herself so black women in the academy you know began talking about these different experiences and came forward and said This is not right. Yeah she was definitely performing like whoa kness being extreme radical like it was very performative. She was a published academic author and she also received a ton of accolades rice. She received she was a finalist. For the twenty twenty frederick douglass prize book prize presented by yale's gilder lehrman center the study of slavery resistance and abolition. She also was nominated or a finalist for the twenty thousand nine. Harriet tubman book prize and just received a ton of accolades has really been propelled or was propelled forward and questionably hired because of not solely for her identity. But because of the work she was doing and also the way. She positioned herself as offer latino or body gua and it's very cringe to think about all of the opportunities she stole from actual author. Latinas boras caribbean women. That are doing if not the same work or better work you know. And so it's that was probably one of the first ones that we saw. And then i think it kind of just opened up the floodgates for a lot of others than i don't know about you ma. But in my chicano studies department at uc santa barbara. There were a couple of fake denies that i will not name. They were not. They weren't anyone that i took like. I didn't take any classes with them but they were around. People talked about them. People knew like this person is very white claims this this cheek. Ghana mohican identity. You know is wide. Skin blue is performing she gun. You know some kind of ghana identity wearing that. I had because with the free that carlo ecstatic the whole thing right and it's like you like i they weren't. They were my peers. I was a student right. But i have friends that were graduate students. And they would tell me about these. Things happen. And in their cohort or in their in their seminars. And so you know. I think if if you've been in academia right. I haven't been to grad school. But i was an undergrad but i've i've definitely seen the fake tina's around so they definitely exists and i think this one opened the floodgates for a ton of
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"Com slash credit and from the listeners of KQED, San Francisco and Qet QE II, North Highland Sacramento. It's 5 36. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Across Russia. Protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks in support of jailed opposition figure Alex Sandoval names Now, as Navalny faces a three year prison sentence. His team has called off for the protests for now, and Russia's Foreign Ministry is expelling diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for allegedly attending what they're calling illegal rallies. Will Maria Lipman of George Washington University studies Russia from her perch in Moscow, and she attended one of the protests there last month. I asked her whether these uprisings felt different than political protests of the past. What was different this time was the geography. It was broader than ever more cities and towns than on any previous occasions of mass protests, and what was also very important in different is that people were inspired by the same emotion and the chance were similar. From Moscow to the Far East to other places, and the most popular chant was put in is a thief. What was also unusual this time is police brutality. We had it before, but never on this scale. I mean the riot police beating people on some occasions to guess was used. I think this was the first time TGS was used. In public rallies in Russia and the electric shockers. I have seen reports of these latest protest. Some of the protesters have been resisting in in a stronger way than before, have been throwing things. For example at the Russian security forces have been Taking even bigger risks. T stand their ground. Did you see any of that? I didn't see it personally. But there's still plenty of videos and this time around. They were indeed clashes. Not too many. But there were clashes with the police, and it's not clear at this point, whether probably they were provocateurs. Or whether the emotions were running so high as young people saw the policeman roughing up totally innocents. People who did nothing wrong. We don't know. What is truly about this protest is that According to some estimates, some 40% of those who took to the streets did that for the first time. Well, where will all this energy go with Alexi Navalny behind bars with his team, saying no protests for a bit until spring in summer? How do we know where the protest movement Goes next. Off course without off course, you never know with protests on what is important to know about Russia is that Novalee is commonly referred to as the leader of the opposition, but there is no opposition if we're talking about political structures There is not much there they can identify with to say, I'm a supporter of this party. I will vote for this movement. So it remains to be seen whether this wave of protests ebbs just like others did before, Or maybe something is different this time so that this is going to be a beginning of something bigger off something larger. It sounds as though to you someone with a long record of watching Russian politics and the Kremlin. Putin's grip on power has never really looked in danger will. It is certainly not in danger now, but his approval ratings have gone down somewhat. And this is especially true among the young people in the also faced the problem of an aging leader who is no longer his nation's uniter. In fact, he is his nation's divider. We might live to see the time when Putin will begin to look, maybe not as an asset, but a liability. The Russian establishment. I'm not seeing it from here. But this is something to watch. Maybe for years to come is Maria Lipman. She's a senior associate at the program on New Approaches to research and security in Eurasia. That's it. George Washington University. We reached her today in Moscow. Maria Lipman, Thanks Thank you. President Biden's first few weeks in office have included a focus on equity, and that's won him praise from the coalition that delivered him the presidency. It's also brought criticism from conservatives. NPR's Juana Summers reports. During his first week in office. President Biden made clear that addressing an equity would be a fixture not just of his presidency but the responsibility of the entire federal government as he signed an executive order last week. Described these actions as a moral imperative. It's time to act because that's what the faith and morality call us to do In the months to come. Biden's team is expected to take steps to directly address in equity and all parts of life. Ranging from housing, criminal justice, health care and education. He has said that one of his administration's goals is to dismantle systemic racism. Julian Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama administration. He says that Biden's focus on historical inequities is especially significant now to govern with an equity lands means to be Realistic to govern with eyes wide open about the racial inequities that exist in our country that were there before covert 19 but have been exacerbated. Since Kobe 19. Biden's early focus on equity is an attempt to account for differences in need among people with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. It is also a reflection of the coalition that delivered him the presidency. Civil rights leaders and activists have given the new administration early positive reviews, though they have also made clear that they want to see more from Biden than just rhetoric. Shot. Robinson is the head of color of change. The work ahead will be operational izing that ensuring that equity just doesn't show up in speeches, but it shows up in budgets. That equity simply isn't about restoring us back to policies from the Obama years, but about what is it going to take to move us forward Susan Rice, Biden's domestic policy adviser, made the case that there is a universal concrete benefit to these actions. She talked about it in the White House briefing room. These aren't feel good policies. The evidence is clear. Investing in equity is good for economic growth. And it creates jobs for all Americans. I think every American deserves equal treatment under the law on the executive should be focused on ensuring that equality is protected. So that's the reason I am concerned that the bite administration seems, seems to be attempted to do the opposite, right. That's my Gonzalez with the Heritage Foundation, and he echoed criticisms that are already being heard from Republicans on Capitol Hill. On Fox News, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said that Biden's inaugural address had attacked Republicans with with the senator described as thinly veiled innuendo, suggesting that Republicans are Racists. And take a listen to this exchange between Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, Well, questioning Biden's nominee for Housing secretary, Marsha Fudge, So just be clear, then. Sounds like racial equity means treating people differently based on their race. Is that correct that based on race, but it could be best based on economics. It could be based on the history. Discrimination has existed for a long time. It could be based on educational levels. It could be based on many things. President Biden says that advancing equity is a core value of the country and a value that the majority of Americans share. At least among some Republicans, he may have some convincing to do Wanna summers. NPR news. And you're listening to all things considered. Students across the country are getting their college acceptance letters and deciding where to attend in the fall. Their choices could determine the fate of a number of colleges that are barely surviving from NPR's daily economics podcast, the indicator from Planet money, Stacey Vanek, Smith and Petty Hirsch explained him. In the morning of April. 6th 2018 Mackenzie Bumpus was on a mission. Mackenzie was student body president at Mount Item Small Liberal Arts College in Newton, Massachusetts. And she had prepared a presentation for the business faculty about these schools, athletes. It was good, really well, right. She was heading our talking points. Then she felt this tail tail buzz on her wrist. I received a notification on my watch. That we had gotten an email from the president, the president of might either college. Mackenzie got this weird feeling. She actually just stopped talking mid presentation and read the email off of her watch, And I read that email saw that school was closing. Mount Ida was closing. Well, it wasn't closing. Exactly. It was being acquired by the much larger, much wealthier University of Massachusetts because they're non profits. We tend to forget about colleges and universities being businesses. Julie Fulton is a college consultant and the owner of Mosaic College crap. They have direct competitors, and they are trying to learn customers who are the students and parents with their offerings right. Neither college business is in crisis..
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"It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Across Russia. Protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks in support of jailed opposition figure. Alex Sandoval, Nate. Now, as Navalny faces a three year prison sentence. His team has called off for the protests for now, and Russia's Foreign Ministry is expelling diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for allegedly attending what they're calling illegal rallies. Will Maria Lipman of George Washington University studies Russia from her perch in Moscow. And she attended one of the protests there last month. I asked her whether these uprisings felt different than political protests in the past. What was different this time was the geography. It was broader than ever more cities and towns than on any previous occasions of mass protests, and what was also very important in different is that people were inspired by the same emotion and the chance were similar. From Moscow to the Far East to other places. And the most popular chant was Putin is a thief. What was also unusual this time is police brutality. We had it before, but never on this scale. I mean the riot police beating people on some occasions to guess was used. I think this was the first time I guess was used In public rallies in Russia and the electric shockers. I have seen reports of these latest protest. Some of the protesters have been resisting in in a stronger way than before. Have been throwing things. For example, at the Russian security forces have been taking even bigger risks. T stand their ground. Did you see any of that? I didn't see it personally. Brothers, so plenty of videos and this time around, they were indeed clashes not too many. But there were clashes with the police, and it's not clear at this point. Whether probably they were provocateurs or whether the emotions were running so high as young people saw the policeman roughing up totally innocents, people who did nothing wrong. We don't know. What is true about this protest is that, according to some estimates, some 40% of those who took to the streets did that for the first time. Well, where will all this energy go with Alex and of only behind bars? With his team saying no protests for a bit until spring in summer. How do we know what we're the protest movement goes next? Of course, without of course, you never know with protests on And what is important to know about Russia is that Novalee is commonly referred to as the leader of the opposition, but there is no opposition if we're talking about political structures There is not much there they can identify with to say, I'm a supporter of this party. I will vote for this movement. So it remains to be seen whether this wave of protests ebbs just like others did before, Or maybe something is different this time so that this is going to be a beginning of something bigger off something larger. It sounds as though to you someone with a long record of watching Russian politics and the Kremlin. Putin's grip on power has never really looked in danger. Well, it is certainly not in danger now, but his approval ratings have gone down somewhat. And this is especially true among the young people, And they also face the problem of an aging leader who is no longer his nation's uniter. In fact, he is his nation's divider. We might live to see the time when Putin will begin to look, Maybe not as an asset, but a liability to the Russian establishment. I'm not seeing it from here. But this is something to watch. Maybe for years to come is Maria Lipman. She's a senior associate at the program on New Approaches to research and security in Eurasia. That's it. George Washington University. We reached her today in Moscow. Maria Lipman, Thanks Thank you. President Biden's first few weeks in office have included a focus on equity, and that's won him praise from the coalition that delivered him the presidency. It's also brought criticism from conservatives. NPR's Juana Summers reports. During his first week in office. President Biden made clear that addressing an equity would be a fixture not just of his presidency but the responsibility of the entire federal government. As he signed an executive order last week. Biden described these actions as a moral and paradise if it's time to act, because that's what the faith and morality call us to do. In the months to come. Biden's team is expected to take steps to directly address in equity in all parts of life ranging from housing, criminal justice, health care and education. He has said that one of his administration's goals is to dismantle systemic racism who Leon Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama administration. He says that Biden's focus on historical inequities is especially significant now to govern with an equity lands means to be Realistic to govern with eyes wide open about the racial inequities that exist in our country that were there before covert 19 but have been exacerbated. Since Kobe 19. Biden's early focus on equity is an attempt to account for differences in need among people with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. It is also a reflection of the coalition that delivered him the presidency. Civil rights leaders and activists have given the new administration early positive reviews, though they have also made clear that they want to see more from Biden than just rhetoric. Rashad Robinson is the head of color of change. The work ahead will be operational izing that ensuring that equity just doesn't show up in speeches, but it shows up in budgets. That equity simply isn't about restoring us back to policies from the Obama years, but about what is it going to take to move us forward Susan Rice, Biden's domestic policy adviser, made the case that there is a universal concrete benefit to these actions. She talked about it in the White House briefing room. These aren't feel good policies. The evidence is clear. Investing in equity is good for economic growth. And it creates jobs for all Americans. I think every American deserves equal treatment under the law, and the executive should be focused on ensuring that equality is protected. So that's the reason I am concerned that the bite administration seems, seems to be attempted to do the opposite, right. That's my Gonzalez with the Heritage Foundation, and he echoed criticisms that are already being heard from Republicans on Capitol Hill. On Fox News, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said that Biden's inaugural address had attacked Republicans with with the senator described as thinly veiled innuendo, suggesting that Republicans are Racists and take a listen to this exchange between Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton Well, questioning Biden's nominee for housing secretary, Marsha Fudge, So just be clear, then sounds like racial equity means treating people differently based on their race. Is that correct? Based on race, but it could be best based on economics. It could be based on the history of discrimination that has existed for a long time. It could be based on educational levels. It could be based on many things. President Biden says that advancing equity is a core value of the country and the value that the majority of Americans share. At least among some Republicans, he may have some convincing to do Wanna summers. NPR news. And you're listening to all things considered. Students across the country are getting their college acceptance letters and deciding where to attend in the fall. Their choices could determine the fate of a number of colleges that are barely surviving from NPR's daily economics podcast, the indicator from Planet money. Stacey Vanek, Smith and Petty, Hirsch explained on the morning of April, 6th 2018 Mackenzie Bumpus was on a mission. Mackenzie was student body president at Mount Item Small Liberal Arts College in Newton, Massachusetts. And she had prepared a presentation for the business faculty about the school's athletes. It was going really well right. She was heading our talking points, then She felt this tail tail buzz on her wrist. I received a notification on my watch that we had gotten an email from the president. The president of Might Ida College. Mackenzie got this weird feeling. She actually just stopped talking mid presentation and read the email off of her watch, And I read that email saw that school was closing. Mount Ida was closing. Well, it wasn't closing. Exactly. It was being acquired by the much larger, much wealthier University of Massachusetts because they're non profits. We tend to forget about colleges and universities being businesses. Julie Fulton is a college consultant and the owner of Mosaic College Prep. They have direct competitors, and they are trying to learn customers who are the students and parents with their offerings. Right now, the college business is in crisis..
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"I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Across Russia. Protesters have taken to the streets in recent weeks in support of jailed opposition figure Alex Sandoval names Now, as Navalny faces a three year prison sentence. His team has called off for the protests for now, and Russia's Foreign Ministry is expelling diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for allegedly attending what they're calling illegal rallies. Will Maria Lipman of George Washington University studies Russia from her perch in Moscow. And she attended one of the protests there last month. I asked her whether these uprisings felt different than political protests in the past. What was different this time was the geography. It was broader than ever more cities and towns than on any previous occasions of mass protests, and what was also very important in different is that people were inspired by the same emotion. And the chance were similar from Moscow to the Far East to other places. And the most popular chant was Putin is a thief. What was also unusual this time is police brutality. We had it before, but never on this scale. I mean the riot police beating people on some occasions. DEA gas was used. I think this was the first time T. A guest was used in public rallies in Russia and the electric shockers. I have seen reports of these latest protest. Some of the protesters have been Resisting in in a stronger way than before. Have been throwing things, for example, that the Russian security forces have been taking even bigger risks. T stand their ground. Did you see any of that? I didn't see it personally, but I so plenty of videos and this time around, they were indeed clashes not too many. But there were clashes with the police, and it's not clear at this point, whether probably they were provocateurs. Or whether the emotions were running so high as young people saw the policeman roughing up totally innocents. People who did nothing wrong. We don't know what is true about this protests is that According to some estimates, some 40% of those who took to the streets did that for the first time. Well, where will all this energy go? With Alex in of only behind bars? With his team, saying no protests for a bit until spring in summer. How do we know where the protest movement goes next? Of course without of course, you never know with protests on and what is important to know about Russia is that Novalee is commonly referred to as the leader of the opposition, but there is no opposition if we're talking about political structures There is not much there they can identify with to say, I'm a supporter of this party. I will vote for this movement. So it remains to be seen whether this wave of protests ebbs just like others did before it. Or maybe something is different this time so that this is going to be a beginning of something bigger off something larger. It sounds as though to you someone with a long record of watching Russian politics and the Kremlin. Putin's grip on power has never really looked in danger. Well, it is certainly not in danger now. But his approval ratings have gone down somewhat, and this is especially true among the young people. And they also face the problem of an aging leader who is no longer his nation's uniter. In fact, he is his nation's divider. We might live to see the time when Putin will begin to look, Maybe not as an asset, but a liability to the Russian establishment. I'm not seeing it from here. But this is something to watch. Maybe for years to come is Maria Lipman. She's a senior associate at the program on New Approaches to research and security in Eurasia. That's it. George Washington University. We reached her today in Moscow. Maria Lipman, Thanks Thank you. President Biden's first few weeks in office have included a focus on equity, and that's won him praise from the coalition that delivered him the presidency. It's also brought criticism from conservatives. NPR's Juana Summers reports. During his first week in office. President Biden made clear that addressing an equity would be a fixture not just of his presidency, but the responsibility of the entire federal government. He signed an executive order last week. Biden described these actions as a moral imperative. It's time to act because that's what the faith and morality call us to do In the months to come. Biden's team is expected to take steps to directly address in equity and all parts of life. Ranging from housing, criminal justice, health care and education. He has said that one of his administration's goals is to dismantle systemic racism. Holy on, Castro served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama administration. He says that Biden's focus on historical inequities is especially significant now to govern with an equity lands means to be Realistic to govern with eyes wide open about The racial inequities that exist in our country that were there before covert 19 but have been exacerbated since Kobe 19. Biden's early focus on equity is an attempt to account for differences in need among people with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. It is also a reflection of the coalition that delivered him the presidency. Civil rights leaders and activists have given the new administration early positive reviews, though they have also made clear that they want to see more from Biden than just rhetoric. Shot. Robinson is the head of color of change. The work ahead will be operational izing that ensuring that equity just doesn't show up in speeches, but it shows up in budgets. Equity simply isn't about restoring us back to policies from the Obama years, but about what is it going to take to move us forward Susan Rice, Biden's domestic policy adviser, made the case that there is a universal concrete benefit to these actions. She talked about it in the White House briefing room. These aren't feel good policies. The evidence is clear. Investing in equity is good for economic growth. And it creates jobs for all Americans. I think every American deserves equal treatment under the law, and the executive should be focused on ensuring that equality is protected. So that's the reason I am concerned that the bite administration seems, seems to be attempted to do the opposite, right. That's my Gonzalez with the Heritage Foundation, and he echoed criticisms that are already being heard from Republicans on Capitol Hill. On Fox News, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said that Biden's inaugural address had attacked Republicans with with the senator described as thinly veiled innuendo, suggesting that Republicans are Racists. And take a listen to this exchange between Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, Well, questioning Biden's nominee for Housing secretary, Marsha Fudge, So just be clear, then. Sounds like racial equity means treating people differently based on their race. Is that correct? Based on race, but it could be best based on economics. It could be based on the history of discrimination that has existed for a long time. It could be based on educational levels. It could be based on many things. President Biden says that advancing equity is a core value of the country and a value that the majority of Americans share. At least among some Republicans, he may have some convincing to do Wanna summers. NPR news. And you're listening to all things considered. With K Easy You news. I'm Doug McKnight. 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"Begin today with some of the cross-currents swirling around in this economy right now. The pandemic of course a relief bill or not the labor market and jobs and what in a very macro sense the prescriptions to fix that have been from people whose job it is to fix that we talked about it a little bit last friday with from the washington post. There's been a sea change in washington. Trump was part of it so the federal reserve and believing that we should run the economy hat so running. Connie hot means that we're pushing up against the boundaries of what we call full employment running a hot economy. Means people have jobs at poly economics at new college in florida. The people who benefit most from hough economy are folks that the low end of the wage distribution where it sounds like the direction one would want to be headed and in fact is what fed chair. Jerome powell says all the time however comma concern is that good. Economic environment for individuals comes at a cost in terms of higher inflation. Terrorists and cleared teaches economics. George washington university. The thing is that worry about inflation just isn't happening even as hot as this economy was running before the pandemic with unemployment last january at a relatively microscopic three point six percent no inflation to speak of at all so we've learned that we can have potentially a much lower unemployment rate than what people had thought would bring on inflation. Which is why running the economy hot is kind of a change in perspective. Jay powell i'm sure we'll talk about that idea if not use the actual words tomorrow as he wraps up the feds two day
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"Yet to be approved by regulators. That CBS News correspondent Jim Chris Hula CBS News confirming the president Biden is bringing aboard his longtime doctor who will serve now is the new White House physician, Dr Kevin O'Connor was also Mr Biden's position while he was vice president. O'Connor then became the founding director of executive medicine at George Washington University. He has served 22 years in the Army. Two German shepherds are settling in at the White House this morning. Both champ and major arrived yesterday champ joined the Biden family back in late 2008 just before Joe and Jill Biden moved into the official residence of the vice president. He came from a breeder of two years ago. The Bidens then adopted major through the Delaware Humane Association. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, also had a pair of German shepherds when they were in the White House. Well, that brings us to w. T. O P s PET of the week. Our pet of the week is sponsored by the Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital Resort and Spa. Danny Rizzo is joining us live now on Skype from the Humane Rescue alliance. You've got a little bit of work to do here to top the new White House pumps. Tell us about belladonna who was looking for a new home. We sure do of belladonna. I think of anyone could do it. She is super sweet. She's about three years old. She's a boxer mix, and she's got those huge super cute ears that everyone in our staff just loves. She's really playful, energetic. She's about £51. So she's a pretty big girl. But she's super Smart already knows a lot of commands and really is a wonderful dog. Is belladonna, a good dog or a very good dog. She's a very good dog She loves treats, loves playing fetch. And really, she is most happy when she could drape herself over you on your lap and just snuggle up on the couch rates. How did belladonna come to the shelter? She actually came to us from a local transport from Montgomery County. So she's a local girl, so we'd love to find her a local home here. She's really sweet. How do folks get in touch with you guys so that they can take a look at belladonna and maybe take her home? Absolutely so they can set up a virtual me angry and learn more about her at humane rescue. Lyons dot warg. Thank you, Danny. We appreciated Danny Rizzo with you Humane Rescue Alliance and you can.
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"In American history behind us, but sweeping it under the rug will not bring healing. The only way to bring healing is to actually have real accountability, which this trial affords, and so we will move forward with the trial. It will be fair, but it will move at a relatively fast pace well, the trial in the Senate is not scheduled to begin in two weeks time. But should Congress be pursuing this now that Donald Trump's left office? Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School, told me what he makes of the path. The Congress has taken I don't think it is right. There is a value to retroactive trials for ex officeholders. It obviously allows you to speak to the wrong doing. It's only been done once in the United States in a case involving a former secretary of war, But almost half of the Senate voted to dismiss that case, in the only other case involving a retroactive trial came right after the Constitution was signed involving a man named William Blunt. The Senate in that case rejected The premise of a trial. Blunt didn't even show up. He was actually a signer of the Constitution and said, You can't try people who are not in office because the Constitution says the point of this is to remove them from office. And I've already left. Yeah, I've just been reading what you wrote about this. You write about it, I think been back in 1999. It's just quite interesting words because you said members of both parties and this is the former secretary of war. Members of both parties ultimately concluded that a trial Of film that was needed was a corrective political measure. Is that the merit, though of pursuing this trial as that corrective political measure, in other words, not allowing for impunity and making sure that Donald Trump is held accountable for what happened at the Capitol? Yes, In fact, in 1999, I suppose the values of these trials I just think those values air out wait. By the costs. First of all, the Constitution itself refers to the impeachment of the president. That term. The president is used throughout the Constitution to refer to the current president. Otherwise, ex President Trump could still be issuing pardons. So there is this textural problem with using a process that first and foremost concerns removal to punish someone who's no longer in office? But the argument on the other side as well, Yeah, but the Senate can actually impose a future penalty to disqualify people from future office. And that's a valid point because you could see the value therefore, of holding retroactive trials. I don't find that is convincing today as I once did. I think that this really shows that retroactive trials could cause great harm. It would mean that a Republican Senate could retroactively impeach Barack Obama, where they could have impeached Joe Biden when he was running for president to disqualify him from winning. What other routes, though, are there available to hold Donald Trump accountable for what happened and at least test that charge of incitement to insurrection? Well, that's what's interesting about Speaker Pelosi's comment. She said. Well, that shows you're not above the law. She's referring to incitement You can charge President Trump with incitement. I don't think it'll work. I've been a criminal defense attorney for 30 years and I think that the case would fail. I think that the courts would find that what Trump said in that speech. Was protected by the First Amendment, but they might have other evidence to show an intent to cause this riot. But that's the way you can do it. Just simply charge him if if you want to show he's not above the law, used the law and bring this case, But I have a feeling a lot of people gonna be reluctant to do that, because he could I might view he would likely win that case, and he could use it to vindicate himself. For 2024 into running for the presidency again Well on that. Do you think he should be allowed to run for public office again? I don't think that they should bar him. I'm not a supporter of President Trump. I haven't voted for him and I condemned his speech while it was going on, and I also opposed the challenge to electoral votes. But I think that they're making a serious mistake. If they try to disqualify him, he could very well win in court, and that will make him a martyr in the view of millions. And they may actually jump start his 2024 campaign. But just on this final, that procedure aspect of my right and thinking that they have toe convict him in that Senate trial by a two thirds majority before by simple majority, they can bar him from office. Is that the order that it has to happen in? That's correct, so they still need that higher vote on the principle question of impeachment to remove him from an office that he no longer holds. And they're not going to get it according to the head count. Now, that could always change, But it seems unlikely. Just, you know, one very final thought. I mean, can he just refused to turn up for the trial? First? I should note that I've declined to represent the president, but I wrote a column to say that His best defense move would probably be to forgive the pun to be blunt. In this case, William Blood, You know, he did not show up for his trial. He stayed in Tennessee, and they sent it dismissed The tri allow as unfounded or or inappropriate, he could do that he could just not show up and forced the Senate to deal with this threshold issue. I think that's probably the best option for him rather than to give credence and legitimacy to a process that he claims is unconstitutional. Yeah, we're actually out of time. But I got to ask you. Why did you decline to represent him? All these various reasons, But the more I criticized the president's speech, opposed the challenge. That's hardly a good position for an attorney. But there's a myriad of reasons. Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School. Hunted.
Biden announces mask mandate for interstate travel
"And we're getting our first look at the Biden administration's national strategy to fight the Corona virus pandemic. One of the president's first priorities is to expand testing and vaccine production. And our next guest applauds the president's plan but wants to see more done. Dr. Lena Wen is a professor of public health at George Washington University and an ER physician. She's on Skype. And Dr Wen Biden's goal is 100 million vaccine doses in his 1st 100 days in office in the Washington Post. You call this a disappointingly low goal. Why First of all I do want to point out that we were yesterday, one day into his presidency, and he's already put forth a plan that we've been missing from the Trump Administration for a year. And this plan is comprehensive and addresses so many components that we've all been asking from the Trump administration testing PPE travel masking its very comprehensive and I couldn't help but think how different things would have been if we had this type of plan in place months ago. The thing is, though, we do need bold action at this point that is befitting of what? President Biden Call's This wartime effort. 100 Million Vaccines. Sounds like a lot. But, frankly, 100 million vaccines that 100 days is actually the pace that we're at. Now we are at about 900,000 million vaccinations a dame, and so if that's what President Biden call's a dismal failure they continuing at that pace isn't particularly inspiring. The other thing, too, is at this rate. We're not going to be able to reach herd immunity. For a two does vaccine until June of 2022. So a lot more needs to be done. And it's possible then maybe their supply issues that the new administration is uncovering. But if that's the case, they should tell us and set the expectation because right now, this is not the kind of aspirational moon shot that we need. Something else. Biden also signed executive orders requiring masks and federal buildings and on public transit between states. You want to know why he's not issuing a national mask mandate. You also suggested he could withhold federal funds from states that don't require masks. But we've been talking so much about state's rights to make their own decisions. Couldn't a national mandate actually create a huge backlash? You know, this is a very difficult trade off that we have to be making at this point about what is an individual liberty versus what is the public Good. In this case, I would equate wearing masks similar to what we do with seat belts and specifically with not allowing drunk driving. This is not about your own right or about a state, right. This is also something that affect the entire country. If there is a hot spot in one part of the country, it's going to end up spreading to other parts of the country as well. And so again. I applaud President Biden's action in issuing this Last mandate that protects federal workers who are in federal buildings. I just think that bolder action would also set the right tone. We also know that what is driving the infection in many parts of the country are indoor gatherings, extended family and friends. It really breaks my heart to see little kids not be in school. But then there are birthday parties and play dates that are occurring. It breaks my heart to see restaurants and retail businesses not be able to open but people are getting together indoors for dinner parties and game nights. Now I completely realize that pandemic fatigue is real, and that people want to see their loved ones. But I also think that there is a hard truth that we depend on President Biden to convey, which is that if we want for schools and businesses to open then what are we as individuals willing to give up? Huh? President Biden has predicted that the death toll will top 500,000 next month. But then there is the slight dip in the number of cases recently. In some states. How do you interpret these numbers? And what do you expect? We'll see in the coming weeks. I'm not sure at this point that we can understand the recent decrease in hospitalizations and infections as a trend yet I want to be optimistic. But I'm also concerned because it's possible that we haven't seen the full effects off the holidays just yet. In addition, we have these new variants. The CDC is projecting. That the UK variant may well become the dominant variant here in the U. S by March, and this is a very intense, more contagious and as a result, it will result in more deaths. And so I am not cautiously optimistic. I'm looking at the next several weeks as some of the most difficult that we will have faced as a country and things may still deteriorate from there. We need to get vaccines into arms as quickly as we can. And in the meantime, we have to reduce the spray. Head of this virus and again, I think that's a message that all of us is public health experts but also, as politicians and leaders of the community need to help to convey that this battle is far from being over. That's Dr Lena When Professor of public health at George Washington University and an emergency room physician as always, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you.
Security tight around Capitol in Washington, DC as extremist threat remains high
"Social media tips and personal videos to find suspects in the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol, CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff The case with that security is still tighten. Washington It is the new normal More than 10,000. Members of the National Guard are expected to remain in the nation's capital for now, U. S. Officials believe the threat from domestic extremists remains high. Still it large the person or people involved in the death of Officer Brian Sick, Nick. Many of the suspects are heavily armed, so authorities are not taking any chances so far more than 125 people are facing federal charges, according to George Washington University, more than 10% of those charged in the attack on the Capitol, have links to the U. S. Military. By the way, no suspects so far
How vaccinated grandparents should approach visiting loved ones
"Knew. Now the people are getting vaccinated. Grand parents are anxious to see their grandkids. But there are still many questions. A Marilyn Hider with today's coronavirus update, a doctor at George Washington University School of Public Health says even though there could be some immunity after one dose of Fizer or Madonna's vaccine, you should get both doses. Recipients are told the vaccine is 98% effective, so there's still a chance someone who has received it could get Cove in 19, and it's not known if people that were vaccinated could still be carriers of the virus. Even if they don't get sick. That would mean you could still be a carrier and could spread it to those who aren't vaccinated. But getting the vaccine is so worth it because it greatly reduces your chance of getting the virus and getting severely ill. But when it comes to visiting grandkids or anyone, the guidelines are pretty much the same. You can still see them outside and physically distance or if you really want to have a good time everyone needs to quarantine for at least 10 days and lower their risk during that time. So still a lot of unknowns. But the good news is more vaccine is rolling out and more people will be eligible to get vaccine soon Form or go to Cobra. Com Keyword VIRUS. Maryland Haider
US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar
"Deal between two important but feuding allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jared Kushner, president Trump's son in law and adviser, was on hand for a signing ceremony in the Saudi kingdom. It marks the end to a three year rift that threatened to undermine U. S strategy in the Gulf region. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. They were warm hugs and handshakes, all while wearing masks as Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created Cutter shake Tommen bin Hamad al family ahead of today's signing. Seen belied the deep animosity between the two countries since mid 2017 when Saudi Arabia announced the diplomatic trade and travel blockade against his tiny rich neighbor. Frederick Wary is with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Saudis wanted to bring contact to its knees. The Saudis made at least a dozen demands of cutter and none of them to my knowledge were, you know fulfilled for asthma. Assad with George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs, says the Saudi Crown prince realized it was time to move on, especially with an incoming Biden administration that is promised to get tough with Saudi Arabia, Arabia. Clearly this is Part in parcel of turning the page. They are setting the table, so to speak for better relations with the incoming Bud Administration, But it was the Trump Administration that's been pushing to resolve the spat. Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Our allies in the U. S has a large military base in Qatar. The administration also wants to create a bulwark against Iran. Carnegie's wary doesn't buy it to say that the Gulf is going to be united against Iran that there's going to be this Impenetrable Gulf Sunni bloc now against Iran, because suddenly Qatar has been brought into the fold is just pure fantasy. I mean, the gulf has always been this united in terms of its outreach and policies toward Iran, and many of the issues that started the feud are still there. Hotter still has relations with Iran. Look sad with the Elliott School says it's not a sure thing. Today's deal will stick. The reporting is that the deal almost fell apart on Sunday in the U. S. Had to Jared Kushner personally had to intervene and work the phone lines. I think it's a testimony to have fragile it is even if tenuous, MCs odds, says the deal is a step in the right direction and will be welcomed in D. C. Jackie Northam. NPR news
Doctor on coronavirus testing after holiday travel
"As we officially entered the holiday season public health officials are warning of a new crisis in the pandemic the centers for disease control tens of thousands of new deaths in the weeks before christmas as people. Return home from ill-advised thanksgiving travel. Let's bring in lena when she's an er doctor and visiting professor at george washington university school of public health. Dr win. it's nice to have you back and thank you for making time for us on a holiday weekend of course. Happy to join you in. What's your prediction for. What's ahead after we saw so many people traveling and gathering over this holiday weekend. We have an impending calamity on our hand because we know that. Kobe is already everywhere and out of control. And now we're facing a surge upon a surge we already had surge in cases of coping nineteen and we also know that every time people come together over the holidays we even saw this over memorial day fourth of july labor dame that there was a surge after that and of course we have unprecedented in numbers of people travelling when we already have a very high baseline level of infection. And all of this. I think is just so incredibly tragic because we are not that far from the finish line here. We do have things that are on the horizon and. I really hope that everyone would just help us to hang in there for bit longer term because our hospitals are already getting overwhelmed. Where already to the point that we could see our healthcare systems collapsing. And we really need to hang in there and get through this very very challenging winter. The cdc is projecting the by december nineteenth the number of americans dead from covid nineteen will total more than three hundred twenty thousand. That's before christmas with this surge upon surge as you say do you think the death toll is about to jump dramatically. Yes i hate to say this. But this is what happens because death is a lagging indicator. Meaning that i. We're going to see an increased level of infections. Then we're going to increase hospitalizations even more than we currently have been. Icu's getting more overwhelmed and then after that death will spike and not only deaths from kobe. Nineteen but when hospitals become so full that physicians and nurses are unable to provide optimal care. Then we also have other patients. Patients come in with heart attacks strokes for cancer care for car accidents who are not able to get ideal care as well and we're going to see mortality increase from these other causes. Well now. i just hope that people will keep in mind. None of this at this point is inevitable. They are things that are in our power. I know ultimately this failure of our federal policy and the administration should have done a much better job but there are things that we as individuals can do and that includes continuing to wear masks continuing to avoid indoor gatherings and really doing our best through this challenging period. Again it's not full forever. But we have to get through this. Winter will in fact there's one projection from the university of washington that says we could save forty thousand lives over the next two months. If ninety five percent of people wore masks and yet we're still seeing cases for example this week governor mark gordon of wyoming tested positive for the coronavirus. After months of resisting a statewide mask mandate. What's not clicking for people here. I mean i think for us in public health. It's really challenging to see this when something that is a basic public. Health measure is being politicized end fact as a partisan symbol a cultural touch point for many people and we need to enlist credible messengers. In many cases prominent republican leaders business leaders pastors religious leaders We know in public health at the messenger is often even more important than the message and so the more people can help us out with. That message is absolutely central.
Dr. Leana Wen (with Rock the Boat)
"I'm happy to join you today. I am dr lena. I'm emergency physician and public health professor george washington university. I also previously served as the health commissioner for the city of baltimore into it wouldn't be a complete introduction here without mentioning that i am a chinese american immigrant. My parents and i came to the us. Just before. i turned eight. And i'm also the you mother of two. I have a son who just turned three and a baby daughter who is five months old. My gosh congratulations. I also noticed that you are from shanghai. As am i so. I don't know if that you still speak shanghainese at all at home. I actually never did. Because i was raised primarily with my grandparents on my father's side whom did not come from shanghai and so i understand shanghainese but actually never spoke. We will not do a practice here. team that don't come late rayo he say you're gonna understand it and kerley speak it. It's always great to connect with somebody from my hometown. We always love to start with an origin story. Lena and you just have such an incredible ordinance story. And you've talked about it in your ted talks and everything but i'm kind of curious like what little was like thinking about this because i look at my son and someone told me prior to you having kids and i didn't really understand this. They said your son or your your children will have all of your best characteristics but also all of your worst characteristics whereas you as parents or adults are able to filter out to end can elise temper your worst. Tendencies your wounded just wash. Show you on your worst using so. I'm thinking about that as i'm answer your question because when i see my son i think is a lot of the same of the worst tendencies up. I think i was very opinionated. Child if you who's who as adults don't find surprising at all. I don't know if i threw a lot of tantrums by son deafening does so i. I'm not sure if it from me or my husband but you know because my parents and i came. When i was pretty young and i think like many immigrant families. We went through a lot of hardships. When we first came to the us we came to utah. Which is another kind of a strange story. Because what shanghai china has in common with. Logan utah is really not very much. Yeah but my mother had actually spoken to a professor of hers back in shanghai and she had gotten into to university so we came because like might. My mother was a graduate student. Here and got into universities one was utah state university in logan utah and the other was university of illinois in chicago and her professor said to her. Oh utah that is. The place to be your. In retrospect your leg. Chicago's way more like shanghai than utah. I think it's just a reminder of how much of our lives are determined by circumstances like that and so we ended up in utah and then we were in la and you know. My parents always worked for jobs just to make ends meet. And so i think so much of what shapes be early on. Were the struggles. Have my parents went through. I mean these things that people referred to as entitlements me. My mother depend on wake when she was pregnant with my sister here in the us we depend on food stamps stamp in. We depend on a medicaid in children's health insurance program and i went to public school all the way throughout including college. Those were not entitlements for us. Those were our lifeline. I can really relate to that so my parents moved to toledo ohio after shanghai as well and when we first arrived in ohio rolling. There's nobody here and just like snow on the ground. There's like nothing around. And i think just the impression of what america is back then is is is just so different and dissimilar to to your family. My mom worked many different jobs like she's worked as a grocer. She's worked at a karaoke bar at some point and so i can totally relate. And it's such a quintessential immigrant story for so many of us. Did your parents ever want you to be anything as you were growing up. It's a good question. It's hard to separate it at this point. Because i am one of those knowing people who always knew that i wanted to be a doctor and so i don't know whether it was something that could be influenced by my parents impossibly but they also knew that it was something that had wanted to do and so encouraged it and so it's kind of hard to tell i will say that i think a lot of immigrants may be able to relate to this too in the us we didn't have any connections. It's not as if we knew doctors right. And so i knew my pediatrician. But i wasn't exactly someone that you could just go to become a doctor in so it was actually really challenged him even in college. I didn't know how to be a doctor. I mean i just didn't have the networks of people who could tell me you need to be taking this m cap prep cores and you need to be volunteering at hospitals in how here's how you get a shadowing experience and These are the types of activities that you should be involved in an and i think that's what's made me want to be in medical education also because i think there are so many people who have that passion for medicine or for whatever other fueled before just never given the opportunity and it's one thing for us to talk about we should have programs to recruit underrepresented minorities and to encourage people who otherwise didn't know about different fields before but for so many people that there's just so much in that experience that's not at all we could imagine including the levels of loans that you have to go through in order to get educated so i think all that is an important component to.
Washington DC police and businesses prepare for possible Election Day unrest
"Is the deadline for early in person voting in both D C. And in Maryland, DC officials are urging residents to vote this weekend because of the possibility of protest on Election Day. Ah, collection of groups led by black lives matter and shut down These plan, an eight hour event at Black Lives matter, Plaza one block from the White House. It will include a giant screen showing election results. VJs and performances by bands playing Washington's signature Gogo music Police chief Peter Newsom says his entire department will be working on Election Day. You may have seen that some downtown businesses have been boarding up their windows in anticipation of the possible election day and rest. George Washington University is also preparing for that possibility. It sounds like preparations for a blizzard or hurricane because of the possibility of unrest following the election, the university is asking students who live on or near campus to stock up on a week. Worth of food, supplies and medicine Before Tuesday, faculty and staff who have on campus research project may want to take them home for several days. She W. Is also offering safety tips for students who want to exercise their First Amendment rights over the election results either in protest or celebration. And while the university says it does not anticipate access restrictions around the foggy bottom campus, the goal is to help the G W community planned for any potential disruption.
Finally, a Room-Temperature Superconductor
"Not Exactly, the revolution that would result if we achieved cold fusion, but it is notable that room temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time quoting MIT technology review room temperature superconductors, materials that conduct electricity zero resistance without needing special cooling are the sort of technological miracle that could up end daily life. They could revolutionize the electric grid and enable levitating trains among many other potential applications but until now, superconductors have had to be cool to extremely. Low temperatures which has restricted them to use as a niche technology. I'll be an important one for decades. It seemed that room temperature superconductivity might be out of reach forever. But in the last five years, a few research groups around the world have been engaged in a race to attain it in the lab and one of them just one in a paper published today in nature researchers report achieving real temperature supercar activity in a compound containing hydrogen sulfur. And Carbon at temperatures as high as fifty eight degrees Fahrenheit thirteen point three Celsius or two, hundred, Eighty, seven, point seven Kelvin the previous highest temperature had been two hundred and Sixty Kelvin or degrees Fahrenheit that she'd by a rival group at George Washington University and the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC and twenty eighteen another group at the Planck Institute for Chemistry, in Germany, achieved two hundred and fifty degrees Kelvin or negative nine point seven degrees Fahrenheit at. Around the same time like the previous records, the new record was attained under extremely high pressures roughly two and a half million times greater than that of the air we breathe. It's a landmark says Jose Flora's leave us a computational physicist at the sappy Enza University of Rome who creates models that explain high temperature superconductivity and was not directly involved in the work. The ways in which electric is generated transmitted and distributed could be fundamentally transformed by cheap and. Effective temperature superconductors bigger than a few millions of a meter about five percent of the electricity generated in the United States is lost in transmission and distribution according to the Energy Information Administration, eliminating this loss would for starters, save billions of dollars and have a significant climate impact. But room temperature superconductors wouldn't just change the system we have. They enable a whole new system transformers which are crucial to the electric grid could be made smaller cheaper and more. Efficient. So to could electric motors and generators superconducting energy storage is currently used to smooth out short term fluctuations in the electric grid but it's still remains relatively niche because it takes a lot of energy to keep superconductors cold room temperature superconductors. Especially, if they could be engineered to stand strong magnetic fields might serve as very efficient ways to store large amounts of energy for longer periods of time making renewable but intermittent energy sources like wind turbines or. Solar cells more effective, and because flowing electricity crates, magnetic fields superconductors can also be used to create powerful magnets for applications as diverse as MRI machines and levitating trains. Superconductors are of great potential importance to the nascent field of quantum computing as well. Superconducting cubits are already the basis of some of the world's most powerful quantum computers being able to make such. Cubans without having to cool them down would not only make computers simpler smaller and cheaper but. Could lead to more rapid progress in creating systems of many cubits depending on the exact properties of the superconductors that are created it remains to be seen whether scientists can devise stable compounds that are superconducting not only at ambient temperature, but also at ambient pressure. But the researchers are optimistic. They conclude their paper with this tantalizing claim quote, a robust resume temperature superconducting material that will transform the energy economy quantum information processing, and sensing may be achievable and quote.