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10 juvenile offenders now in area of Louisiana adult prison
"Ten young offenders from a suburban New Orleans juvenile latke plagued by violence and escapes have been transferred to the state's main adult prison I Norman hall the tint young offenders were moved from the British city center for youth to the Louisiana state penitentiary at Angola a sprawling remote maximum security prison farm north of Baton Rouge the temporary move was allowed by federal judge over the objections of criminal justice advocates and the young inmates families Each dean will have his own sale and be segregated from the adult population They will be moved back to a youth facility after renovations are completed Governor John Bel Edwards and correction officials announced the transfer of plan in July amid growing pressure from elected officials concerned about escapes I Norman hall
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Judge blocks Louisiana Congress map with one Black district
"Louisiana is headed back to the drawing board over congressional districts Louisiana just wrapped up its 2022 legislative agenda The governor John Bel Edwards says he'll call a special session so legislators can draw up new congressional district maps A federal judge blocked the use of maps retooled by the Republican controlled state House that include only one majority black district out of 6 total in a state with a population that is nearly one third black U.S. district judge Shelley dick issued the injunction Monday and ordered lawmakers to adopt a new plan by June 20th That's about a month before the sign up period for the November 8th congressional election She also threatened to enact a remedial plan Lawyers for the Republican Secretary of State have already filed a notice of appeal I'm Jennifer King
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Your time is eight o'clock. I'm Scott Slater. Deputy Recipes. Top story in Atlanta's Morning news is new this morning. Nicholas is downgraded to a tropical storm after blowing ashore in Texas is a hurricane metro Elena could see some rain later in the week from the remnants of the storm. Deputy USPS Bill Kioko begins our storm center coverage reporting live on the impact along the Gulf Coast. Yes, got tens of thousands lose power in southeast Texas. School is canceled in Houston and the airport suspends flights. Texas Governor Greg Abbott worries about flooding very slow moving storm across the state of Texas that will linger for several days and we'll drop a tremendous amount of rain. Water is likely in Louisiana to it doesn't take much water to wash your car off the road. Governor John Bel Edwards says over 100,000 people in his state. Still don't have power. Two weeks after Ida made landfall live in the storm Center bill catchy Oh 95.5 WSB this storm. They are slow mover and along with flooding, rain or along the Gulf Coast, the chance of showers that could push all the way to metro Atlanta. Our in depth coverage continues with WS meteorologist Christina Edwards and Scott I'm anticipating daily reigned in downpours, but overall rainfall totals looking to be only about 1 to 2 inches between Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening, So hopefully flash flooding will not be a concern for North Georgia. However, it is going to impact your morning and afternoon commutes, so please drive safely. From the storm center. I'm wsb new urologist Christina Edwards and blanket the sky copter here up over Norcross and Duluth 85. North of Crash five Cars with the right thing to Beaver ruined another one out down, and Steve Reynolds takes it one of three on the right shoulder jumpsuit back and Jimmy Carter Boulevard on 2 85 years. We'll both directions on the North side revenue trying to work over to 400 like normal. The East side out of the cab, also sluggish 25 north above.
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"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"You in. C H the number 70123 right now for your chance to get on the wdbo payroll. Pay out our top story A new threat in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Nicholas has its sights set on the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Two weeks after hurricane item made landfall, 115,000 homes and businesses in southeast Louisiana still have no power. Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens to bring new flooding to the area Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a new state of emergency. The Texas governor's office has advised residents to start moving valuables to higher levels and placing important documents in waterproof containers. That's Jim Ryan reporting. This is W. De vo Orlando turns first for breaking news, weather and traffic in general. I'm meteorologist Rusty McRaney. What our storm chances look like as we kick off the week I'll let you know coming up. I'm general Moody. It's 83 degrees in Orlando right now checking The live interactive weather radar, just some offshore rain. I'm moving west to East but we should have some more showers popping up this afternoon. I'm Darryl Moody. Brian Kilmeade returns in four minutes. Continuing our team coverage. Pair of unrelated shootings over the weekend have law enforcement agencies across central Florida searching for two gunmen. Seminole County deputies are investigating what they call a domestic shooting in Altamonte Springs in the neighborhood not far from the mall On Spring Street, a female was shot once and suffered a non life threatening injury. The suspect of male still at large deputies say the two knew each other Police are also still searching for a shooter who killed The man in the milk district at the Elks Lodge on North Primrose Drive after an altercation during a private party from people were trying to crash the party.
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Out Hurricane IDA Floods cars from New Orleans to New England money reporter Diane King Hall says some flood damaged vehicles may end up for resale, According to Carfax. Hundreds of thousands of flood damaged vehicles were already on the road before I to hit And more are expected to show up. Experts say Buyers should make sure they check of vehicles history report WSB consumer expert Clark Howard Rule of thumb Don't buy a car without a trusted mechanic looking under the hood. Hurricane IDA delays elections in Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has agreed to push them back by five weeks. The October statewide election will be now be held November 13th. If a runoff is needed, it will be held December, 11th reported. Alfred Jones quotes the secretary of state who says holding the elections as scheduled, will be virtually impossible without impairing election integrity. All those used packets of Taco Bell sauce will the chain wants you to send them back. Taco Bell invites customers to mail in those squeezed out sauce packets for recycling. It estimates some £8 billion of used sauce packets end up in landfills every year. Customers sign up with the terror cycle and collect the sauce packets in a container shipping is free through Atlanta based UPS. Ws produced time. 5 25 It's 25. Minutes after the hour before we check in the Clark Coward in West Moss. Let's update, Weather and traffic. Today's forecast. Here's Channel two Action News meteorologist Pregnant Cool this morning Sunny and 82 this afternoon 63. Now as we look at the morning drive, what's happening, Mark McKay Steady flow. Scott's connectors 75 85 leading 17th Street past. I 20 toward Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Continuing further south here and that slow zone in Stockbridge I 75 southbound construction up and running south of Highway 1 38 exit to 28 tripled in traffic. 95.5 WSB. Getting into the 20th anniversary of 9 11 the attacks on America. Everybody remembers where they were what they were doing when they got the news and how long it took to actually determine that. Well, this wasn't any kind of accident. As Americans of the world prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of 9 11 survivors reflect on how they the nation in the world has changed Two decades later, 20 years after the September 11th attacks,.
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on WTOP
"Hard hit Queens, New York residents along 87th Street in East Elmhurst are desperate for those interests. Structure improvements. They say this alley is the lowest point in the neighborhood, and every time it rains, their basements flood. They've been pleading with the city for decades to fix the drainage system. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says progress is being made after Hurricane Ida, but we still have five parishes that have more than 95% of the power out. I believe that ST John ST Charles ST James Terra Bone and CBS News Special Report. I'm Jennifer Kipper. It's 9 32, Louisiana, pulling the licenses of seven nursing homes sent the patients to a warehouse. When IDA moved in. Seven of those residents are now dead conditions. They're said to be squalid 843 sent to that warehouse before either came ashore. Chunks of Louisiana still have no electricity or air conditioning, sweltering heat, while hundreds of thousands of customers still remain in the dark, more than nine days after Ida's landfall. Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric's Graymeta says many regions have made amazing progress. A response to a Category four storm, which in theory should be a 21 Day response and have the bulk of the power back on in nine days. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards notes, We still have five parishes that have more than 95% of the power out Dave Cohen for CBS News, New Orleans And while the White House wants Congress to approve an additional $24 billion to handle the cost of Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, also seeking $6.4 billion to help evacuees from Afghanistan, the transportation, government processing and public health screenings. President Biden continues to push for that $3.5 trillion.
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"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Yeah. Heat exhaustion, and it appears to lacks a lack of oxygen as well during the power outage, Governor John Bel Edwards says. While power is slowly being restored, there were nearly 600,000 outages. Statewide. Food, water and gasoline are also hard to come by. Across the Northeast. This long holiday weekend is being spent cleaning up from the damage ideas. Remnants left behind New York City's subway system is still not back to 100% service and thank God more people didn't lose their lives in our subways. That could have been a trap situation. We could have lost people there and I don't ever want to get that close again. New York Governor Kathy Hucles asked President Biden for a federal disaster declaration. Nationally, at least 68 deaths are blamed on Ida. Biden administration has set a goal of rolling out Covid 19 vaccine booster shots of September 20th. But the White House's top medical advisor says only one shot may be available. Biden administration on Sunday insisted that it's not getting ahead of the science as president. Biden has set a target date of September 20th to begin rolling out booster shots. Despite federal regulators, having yet to sign off on them, White House chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci on CBS's face the Nation. We're not going to do anything unless it gets the the appropriate FDA regulatory approval. Fauci says. Pfizer has submitted its data and may be approved by the 20th. He said he's hopeful Moderna could be as well. Mark Remillard, ABC NEWS Labor Day tomorrow marks the end of three pandemic related unemployment programs, including the $300 a week federal bump up. The state jobless benefits more than seven million Americans could lose nearly all their benefits. You're listening to ABC News if you are the management concepts in powers, federal.
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"From ABC News. I'm Daria Aldinger. One week after Hurricane Ida roared, assure the death toll continues to rise in Louisiana. This death involves a 74 year old male in Orleans Parish. Who tragically passed due to Heat exhaustion, and it appears to lacks a lack of oxygen as well during the power outage, Governor John Bel Edwards says. While power is slowly being restored, there were nearly 600,000 outages. Statewide. Food, water and gasoline are also hard to come by across the Northeast. This long holiday weekend is being spent cleaning up from the damage. China's remnants left behind New York City's subway system is still not back to 100% service and thank God more people didn't lose their lives in our subways. That could have been a trap situation. We could have lost people there and I don't ever want to get that close again. New York Governor Kathy Hucles asked President Biden for a federal disaster declaration. Nationally, at least 68 deaths are blamed on Ida. The Biden administration has set a goal of rolling out Covid 19 vaccine booster shots. Of September 20th. But the White House's top medical advisor says only one shot may be available. Biden administration on Sunday insisted that it's not getting ahead of the science as president. Biden has set a target date of September, 20th to begin rolling out booster shots despite federal regulators having yet to sign off on them, White House chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci on CBS's face the Nation. We're not going to do anything unless it gets the the appropriate FDA regulatory approval, Fauci says. Vizer has submitted its data and may be approved by the 20th. He said. He's hopeful Moderna could be as well. Mark Remillard, ABC NEWS Labor Day tomorrow marks the end of three pandemic related unemployment programs, including the $300 a week federal bump up. The state jobless benefits. More than seven million Americans could lose nearly all their benefits. You're listening to ABC News if from the Wi owed 24 hour traffic.
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"94 7 wls FM HD to Chicago News is next but first you're wls Weather Channel forecast staying big breeze out there for tonight with the passing clouds. Lows. Upper fifties mid sixties through the lake, you have West Wind 10 to 15 Miles an hour wind shifted north and lighten up a bit for Labor Day. It's gonna be nice day overall, not sunshine. Pleasant highs near 80 low seventies near the lake and scattered showers and storms Tuesday afternoon. A few storms could be strong, possibly severe weather shell I'm Todd Boric wls Emmy 90 with another update in 30 Minutes. Labor Day marks the end of three pandemic related unemployment programs, including the $300 a week federal bump up. The state jobless benefits. More than seven million Americans could lose nearly all of their benefits. Standoff in Polk County, Florida has ended with sheriff's deputies, wounding and arresting a man who allegedly shot and killed four people, including a three month old baby is not enough. Adjectives are descriptive to point out how angry I am with him or how sad I am for the family of Grady Judd says The suspect was dressed in camouflage and heavily armed. A week after Hurricane Ivan slammed the Louisiana Coast power is slowly being restored the number of parishes that are hovering right at 100%. How did Governor John Bel Edwards says there are nearly 600,000 outages in Louisiana, New York Governor Kathy Hotel asking that her statement declared a federal disaster area after the deadly flooding from Ida's remnants, Daria all being Raby? Seems everything stacked up on the Stevenson here this evening in bound lanes between Chinatown feet or ramp in Lakeshore Drive a parking lot as you're approaching. The Dan Ryan.
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Hurricane Ida Traps Louisianans, Shatters the Power Grid
"More than a million people across louisiana and mississippi including much of new orleans remained without power on tuesday morning after hurricane ida tour across the coastal states on sunday into monday by monday afternoon. It was clear that new orleans levees would hold sparing the city. The worst of the devastating flooding experienced when hurricane katrina hit exactly sixteen years ago but the damage from the category four hurricane ida one of the most powerful storms to ever hit. The region has been extensive. At least four people have died and ten people have been injured by the storm on monday. Louisiana governor john. Bel edwards said the death toll could grow considerably emergency response teams have fanned out across coastal communities suffering from the dangerous storm surge and subsequent flooding rescuing hundreds of people thousands more remained in shelters and in addition to the widespread power outages. More than three hundred thousand. People were without water as of monday. Official said officials say the damage to louisiana's power grid is so extensive that it could be weeks before. Electricity is fully restored portions of southeast louisiana and mississippi. Now face a heat advisory until five. Pm central time on wednesday and the national weather service warns heat index values could reach up to one hundred five degrees.
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Hundreds of Thousands Left without Power after Hurricane Ida
"Still out to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses and many more without running water After Hurricane IDA hits it is Still the case that there are down trees and power lines. And other debris. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in
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Biden Vows to Support Louisiana, Mississippi With Hurricane Aid
"Biden says Help is on the way for people in the path of Ida people. Louisiana and Mississippi resilient idea is now a tropical storm as a hurricane that caused a lot of damage in Louisiana energy calls damage to its power grid Catastrophic a giant tower that helps carry key overhead transmission lines over the Mississippi River to the New Orleans area. That was Stood. The force of Hurricane Katrina was destroyed by IDA. That's according to the local power company Energy. As of Monday morning, there were more than 888,000 power outages in Louisiana. Here's the governor John Bel Edwards. We're gonna get through this together. Going to restore electricity just as soon as we can, and it may be awhile. Energy, says quote It would be premature to speculate at this time when power will be restored. Given the extent of the
Mississippi Sending Support, Manpower to Louisiana in Ida's Aftermath
"Governor Tate Reeves, telling him to send what they were giving his state post Hurricane Ida. To Louisiana made the determination. Um, earlier this morning that we could release those federal assets today because so kindly stationed here because at that point, it was very clear and very evident that we could take care of ourselves. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the state's water systems have taken a hit 18 water system outages impacting more than 312,000 people. And 14. More water advisories impacting more than 329,000 State, also dealing with widespread power outages.
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All of New Orleans Loses Power After 'Catastrophic Transmission Damage'
"Energy which supplies power to Louisiana along with other states cause damage to its power grid catastrophic a giant tower that helps carry key overhead transmission lines over the Mississippi River to the New Orleans area that was still with the force of hurricane Katrina was destroyed by ida that's according to the local power company energy as of Monday morning there were more than eight hundred and eighty eight thousand power outages in Louisiana here's the governor John bel Edwards we're gonna get through this together we're going to restore electricity just as soon as we can and it may be awhile energy says quote it would be premature to speculate at this time when power will be restored given the extent of the damage I'm showing up later
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Biden Approves Louisiana Disaster Declaration
"The Louisiana governor's request where presidential major disaster declaration Governor John Bel Edwards made the request as the state is dealing with the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida Edward says the storm has already claimed the life of one person left thousands without power and caused untold amounts of property damage. Afghanistan
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Rinse and Repeat: Louisiana Residents Brace for Another Major Hurricane
"In the gulf region are bracing for hurricane ida which is projected to make landfall as a category four storm tomorrow afternoon on the southeastern louisiana coast. It's now a category two storm with maximum sustained winds of one hundred five miles per hour. Shalini chat lonnie from the gulf state. Newsroom reports in louisiana governor. John bel edwards says. It's time to take the storm very seriously for just the second time in the history of the hurricane. Risk reduction system in new orleans. We will fully activate that system tomorrow morning. Edwards is mobilized the entire louisiana national guard and requested resources from fema and other emergency responders and other states in neighboring mississippi governor tate reeves is also getting prepared. We know also that there is going to be the potential of search and rescue missions. We have federal teams as well as our local teams in our state. Teams that are positioned. Alabama's governor has issued a state of
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Louisiana Braces for Category 4 Hurricane Ida
"Hurricane Ida is less than 300 miles from home in Louisiana with sustained winds of 105 MPH. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, predicts the storm will strengthen rapidly before it makes landfall, bringing a life threatening storm surge, potentially catastrophic wind damage and flooding rainfall beginning Sunday morning, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says this storm could be one for the history books will be one of the strongest hurricanes to hit anywhere in Louisiana sense. At least the 18 fifties as the Cal door fire rages closer to Lake Tahoe. The vacation destination was empty Saturday, leading up to the Labor Day holiday. Smoke conditions, along with shifting gusty winds started to scare off the tourists. A fire watches being put in place for 11 A.m. on Monday by the National Weather Service. That's one step closer to a red flag warning officials are hopeful that several man made fire lines can save the iconic Lake Tahoe basin from the raging
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Ida Will Become Major Category 4 Hurricane in Less Than 24 Hours
"Ida is gaining strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. It's on a path to strike Louisiana's Sunday as a major hurricane. Evacuations are underway and at least five South Louisiana parishes and Governor John Bel Edwards has activated the state's national guard. To respond to what's forecast to be a devastating category for Hurricane Benjamin, shot with the National Weather Service in New Orleans says it will bring when gusts of up to 170 MPH 15 FT storm surge and nearly two FT of rain in some areas. This will be a life altering storm for those who are prepared. And ready to take what I'd is gonna throw at us later this weekend. Parts of Louisiana are still recovering from a record five tropical landfalls last year.
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"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"Debt that lies with the schools themselves as they are. You know they're they're. They're autonomous turner. Words mad they. They're they're given the freedom to set their own personnel policies but as of yesterday about fifty percent of the schools are fifty percent of the schools in the district or a number of schools represents fifty percent of the total district population. I can't remember which one have imposed their own vaccine mandates for staff so we're really saying that And and again that's another. That's another thing where we're seeing more schools. Make that pronouncement every day This the schools are really seem to be moving aggressively to to match the district on this policy. Okay so that numbers changing daily to it and a mentioned that the schools of dna there are no vaccine mandates for students in the district other than students who are involved in a high school students who are involved in after school clubs or sports they are going to be required to be vaccinated but at the same time the schools are again a lot of them moving very aggressively to host to host vaccination events encourage their students to be vaccinated according to district officials. This week we We've already seen just in a week. And a half to two weeks of school that they have gotten thousand. One thousand students vaccinated at at Vaccination events so that's pretty impressive very impressive. So meanwhile at the capital there was a fairly dramatic meeting yesterday and some active opponents of vac or mask wearing. Can you explain what happened so this this for people not familiar. This stems from Governor john bel edwards has caused the statewide max. Mass mandate on that applies to school. He brought that down or he he. He brought that down in early august. So that many many districts across the state possibly yet a majority of districts of not sure of hand were going to have masks. We're gonna do masks mask optional. That according to the governor's office that is no longer an option because the schools are under this executive order however following the executive order attorney general. Jeff landry released an advisory opinion Saying that it is the board of elementary and secondary education and not the governor who who who has the authority the option to to to to make that to to create that order so yesterday was you. It was a regularly scheduled meeting of bessie. But they were going to debate this attorney general's opinion and possibly even it take a vote on at least whether they believed that they were That it was their responsibility. Not the governor's to to do To to come down on masks so as has happened in school. Board meetings across the country this. This discussion was attended by a rather large and rather raucous group of parents and other anti masks advocates. Who refused in many cases to wear masks even though they were meeting inside a state building and. I don't think there's much argument that that the governor's mask or applies to state buildings so they got about halfway through their agenda. Meeting people were becoming increasingly unruly in the crowd because they was normal meeting the the the the mass mandate was placed at the end of the agenda. Often it's the case that When you go out to when you go public meeting that the the thing you're therefore is not always gonna be the first thing that they cover right so they got to Halfway through the meeting they called for an executive session because they were doing evaluation of the of the state superintendent of education while they were in executive session the pastor tony spelled from outside baton rouge who was if people remember he was. He was arrested last year during the stay at home order For continuing to hold in person at church services a end so he kind of took over the room and and got people more riled up than there already work the the board came back into session. The first thing they did by the way when they came back into session was with was tried to recess for lunch which did not go over and then they They decided not to recess for lunch. Got back into Regular business at this point they had been. The crowd had been told three or four times. Put on their masks have to leave and Many of them were still not wearing masks. I think by this point. Even few were ryan wearing masks than had been earlier meeting and one of the more members move to adjourn the meeting without discussing the mass mandate. That's that's what they ended up doing so So this this remains uncertain end I haven't checked. The betsy site is morning but as of last night. They're not scheduled to meet again until october. So they're not going to have an opportunity right now in the near future to take his mask mandate issue without best action to mask mandates Chance state it's the wild west out there. You need somebody to watch it. I guess we're we're happy to found someone to take over temporarily and hope she's having a good break guys will thank you bye. This is behind the lens of podcast. From the lens. New orleans first nonprofit nonpartisan public interest. Newsroom until thanks to our guests this week. Michael is eckstein. Nick crystal and lens at her. Charles maldonado you can read all the weeks other news and opinions at our website the lens. Nola dot org. Thanks for listening..
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US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate – A Month Late, Amid a Surge
"A new surgeon coronavirus cases as prompting several locales to impose new mask mandates the director of the centers for disease control says the delta variant is pushing new Kobe cases higher seven day moving average of daily new culvert nineteen cases to be about seventy two thousand cases per day this represents an increase of forty four percent in Louisiana governor John bel Edwards I am temporarily reinstating the Louisiana state wide mass mandate for all people both vaccinated and unvaccinated cases are spiking in his state quite frankly not enough people have been vaccinated health officials in San Francisco and six other bay area counties are reinstating the mask mandate so is Kansas city Missouri and McDonald's restaurant say in high risk areas they will require customers and workers to resume wearing masks inside I'm Jackie Quinn
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"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Chuck todd breaks them down a deep dive into a new topic. Instead of covering all the big stories. We're going to cover one single subject. Impacting american politics exploring and explaining the critical issues that affect our future meet the press reports. All episodes of season of two are now available on demand on peacock. The biggest hospital in louisiana is breaking records are our lady of the lake. Regional medical center in baton. Rouge has more cova nineteen patients yesterday that had had any other point in the entire pandemic one hundred forty patients hospitalized with covert nineteen fifty them in the intensive care unit may be the biggest hospital in louisiana. But it's not alone in being hit by a new surge. In corona virus louisiana has the highest new daily case rate per capita of any state in the country. Governor john bel edwards held a press conference today in which he was not shy about how bad the situation has gotten or what he thinks is causing it. We are very unfortunately in a position that we had hoped that we prayed. We worked very hard to but quite simply. The delta variant is an absolute game changer superimposed. As it is in louisiana on a state that is not sufficiently vaccinated das- up today forty-five hospitals in louisiana requested additional assistance with staffing capacity. Just as a point of reference to sort of show where we are and how quickly the co bid situation has mushroomed in baton rouge right now. There are more people in the hospital with kobe. Then there was in the entire state just a month ago. Eighty three point. Seven percent of the cases across louisiana right now are from the delta variant. The governor stressed the importance of getting vaccinated and masking up not only because of how much faster the delta variant is spreading but because of who was spreading it the number one age group spreading the virus right now in louisiana is the eighteen to twenty nine year olds followed by people under the age of eighteen. The average age of hospitalized cove patient louisiana last month with sixty four today. It's been dragged down to fifty four years old and not because of a flood of middle aged people going back to louisiana's biggest hospital. Second our lady of the lakes children's hospital had eleven children hospitalized with cova yesterday. Six of them in the icu. That is made all the more concerning for louisiana and the nation by the new revelations from an internal cdc document. The washington post was first to report on last night which shows that the delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variant variants spreads as easily as chicken box. Maybe most importantly the cdc presentation said that although vaccines make vaccinated people eight times less likely to get the delta vary it if a vaccinated person does get a breakthrough case of the delta verion. They can spread it as easily as an unvaccinated person to echo louisiana's governor the delta variant has been an absolute game changer. No one is seeing the impact of that more firsthand than the doctors and nurses in louisiana light right now. Joining us now is dr mark. Laugher sees the emergency room medical director for our our lady of the lake hospital in baton rouge louisiana dr lapperouze. Thanks for joining us tonight. After what i can only assume has been a very long day for you and your colleagues of the people you are. Seeing of the people you are treating are they mostly unvaccinated idea them vaccinated. Are you seeing breakthrough cases. Well thanks for having me. We're seeing breakthrough cases but eighty percent of the patients that are being hospitalized right now are unvaccinated and as you said before it's a younger group. It's fifty percent of these are under fifty. A third of our patients are in the icu. These last two weeks have been a nightmare. they've been way worse than any two weeks combined of the original part of the pandemic This this delta variant is spinning out of control. Obviously you know this new colleagues know this state officials. No this is the public registering. This are they are they saying. Wow something very different. When you're saying that you've got more people hospitalized that at any point in cova or that. These are the worst two weeks in the last eighteen months. I i'm wondering whether that will trigger. People do either take things seriously. Maybe mask or get vaccinated. If they haven't done so i sure hope so. I'm not saying it out in public. I still see people filling up restaurants and and in grocery stores. I'm not seeing the the the diligence with the masks and the hand hygiene that we were seeing early on when everybody was forced to stay home and they were kind of sneaking out of their house to go to the grocery store People are being pretty casual out there. the vaccination is absolutely important but until everybody vaccinated. We have to be really serious about the mask wearing about social distancing about small group settings about getting back to virtual meetings. This thing is is attacking the hospital right now and we're the biggest hospital state and if we can't if we're at capacity we can't support all the little hospitals around the state in the region that we typically do. They're holding patients in their emergency departments. Which is very uncomfortable for them. This is a really interesting point right in in rural america. One of the things is if a hospital is sort of beyond its capacity and being able to treat someone or there's better treatment at a sort of a fully functional center like your own typically. They will transport transport the patient to a place. Like your hospitable. When you're full that affect other people's lives absolutely it's called capacity. I said it on the news last night. When a hotel has no vacancies they have no vacancies. We have no vacancies at the hospital. Right now. we're at capacity which means we are not allowed to accept anybody from another hospital So we have to say no. That's a sad thing to say. We know some of the resources that they don't have these these facilities they're critical access And that's something that we've always ourselves on is to be able to take care of the rest of the state and right now. We're struggling to do because we can't even take care of our own community. What do you need. You've route you requested state and federal help. In what form does that come you know..
"governor john bel edwards" Discussed on Gun Talk
"Com. Hey welcome again to gun talk. I'm tom gresham. We're gonna be talking about guns the next hour or more. You like to be a part of that. Give me a call six six. Talk gun or comu-. Tom talk gun. A lot of things going on. We're talking about guns and reloading and scopes ammo and everything else. But we also of course have to talk about politics. Because that's so much of what's involved in gun ownership these days with the math of assaults from all directions on our gun rights a lot of things going on case headed toward the supreme court. Actually they've accepted it and it will be argued and we've got a prediction on that already. It hasn't even been argued. And that's gonna be fascinating. I'll talk about that in a few minutes. But of course we've been following the the march of constitutional carry across the country state after state twenty states now in september. One it'll be twenty. One states with texas goes into effect their places where you can carry a gun. Legally conceal without getting a permit without saying mother. May i but would just hit a speed bump in that movement down here in louisiana. Join me to talk about. That is dan's linka. He is the president of the louisiana association and honestly. No one worked harder than dan did in trying to get constitutional carry right through in louisiana. Hello dan how you sir. I'm doing well. how are you tom. Well i'm good. The short version is we did not get constitutional carry. The governor vetoed it and the legislature to not override it and. That's the short version that doesn't cover nearly enough. What happened here. Well we had a bipartisan majorities. In both the house in the senate We actually passed to constitutional carry bills through the house And had seventy three votes. We needed seventy two over to override a veto in the senate where twenty seven votes we needed. Twenty six to override the veto And for the first time in history there was a veto override session I think the governor vetoed about twenty eight republican bills including the constitutional. Carry bill so. We had a historic veto override session and it went absolutely nowhere They didn't override anything. Did they did not The only thing that made it out of the senate with an override vote was a women's sports bill And then that died in the house and nothing made it out of the house in basically well we're when when they were originally in the legislature. We had a veto veto proof majority for constitutional carry. What happened between that. Vote and the vote to override some of these legislators flipped. Well there's there's two versions of the public version of it is that they're sheriff's Prevailed upon them because some sheriffs were against were against the bill That their shares prevailed upon them because it would be more dangerous for law enforcement. Of course you. And i both know there's a track record out there and the track record shows in twenty other stakes. It shows that that is not trip Now that's the that's the public version. The non public version is. The governor has the ability to Twist arms and provide carrots carrots and sticks He controls the purse. He has the ability to line item veto appropriations. He controls the bond commission You may have a project in your district and if you have a chat him you may not have any money for your project in your district so behind the scenes. I believe there was some of that kind of arm. Twisting and three of our freshman republican senators flipped on us their freshmen senators. They came in there. We actually heard somebody. One of them said well. I had to support my governor. As opposed to support i constituency my voters ahead to support my governor de sounds like nineteen thirty nine. I watched it on the television. 'cause you can you can watch. This stuff happened and i restarted that those words came out of his mouth. So for those. Who don't know and if you're in louisiana the three of these senators freshmen. Senators foil benard and conic. And you know you're kind of tap dancing. I get where you are but we do know firsthand got the reports from people who said the governor was just saying. Look if you vote to override. You're not going to get this project or in some cases we're pretty sure that always a job or two may have been handed out on the basis of euro. Get this new very lucrative job but only if you got my way on this. One of the republican senators out of those three Just accepted a job as the gambling. Commissioner chairman of the gambling commission and He resigned from the senate so any even bothered to. He didn't even bother to show up at the override session. So i'll tell you. His heart was okay. So but you said something to me. That was interesting. You said okay. We're gonna get constitutional carry in louisiana. Eventually what do you mean. Well we're certainly going to get it. the likelihood that we will end up with another democratic governor Is not really high. I mean this is a fairly red state. We ended up with this governor And his first term with a little bit of a fluke you know how it always ends on the personalities of the people running and his his opponent had some baggage wit issues. Yes yes that we end up. We end up with this governor. Who by the way has signed all of our Until this year has signed everything we've put in front of him gun rights spell and he ran as a pro second amendment Governor democrat Anyway so i believe. We'll have a republican governor. If we have a republican governor we only make twenty votes to get it out of the senate. We only need fifty three votes to get it out of the house and there are far more than that number Who adamantly support this. This concept and i've had people say well why would Governor john bel edwards oppose this and he is term limited. So he's on.
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"Stay tuned to live from NPR News in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is among those expressing concerns about a variant of the Corona virus that's spreading rapidly in the U. S. Sam Whitehead with member station W. A B in Atlanta says the delta variant as it's known, was first identified in India in this highly contagious, CDC head doctor Rochelle Walensky says in the last two weeks, the number of infections linked to the delta variant has doubled. But vaccination, she says, can slow that transmission and give the virus fewer chances to mutate further. About 65% of all U. S. Adults have received at least one vaccine dose. The White House says it's unlikely that number will hit 70% by July 4th the goal set by President Biden, the CDC says the delta variant could become the most dominant in the U. S within weeks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Germany today, where he says the ongoing pandemic is forcing more countries to find ways to cooperate. That's how will ultimately end the Covid 19 pandemic. Which is becoming, unfortunately more dangerous in some parts of the world, even as it's increasingly under control and others. Blinken was speaking in Berlin, where he's attending a conference on Libya. He says it's crucial that Libya holds national elections in December as planned. This is NPR news from Washington. American Airlines says it'll be canceling hundreds of flights over the next few weeks In response to strong demand for air travel. The airline says it will cut roughly 50 to 60 flights per day through the end of June to avoid overloading its operations. The union representing pilots, says American has been too slow to react to the industry's recovery from the pandemic. Louisiana's governor is vetoing a transgender sports band similar to ones that have gone into effect in other states, including Idaho, Tennessee and Mississippi. NPR's Debbie Elliott says the Louisiana law would have prevented female trans athletes from competing on teams that match their gender identity. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed the fairness in women's Sports Act, calling it discriminatory and a solution in search of a problem that doesn't exist in Louisiana. The state's Republican controlled legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill, which would have required athletic teams and sporting events for women and girls to allow only participants who are quote biological females. It would have applied to both K through 12 and college athletes. Edwards says the bill would make life more difficult for already vulnerable transgender Children. And would make it more likely that professional and collegiate sports championships would avoid Louisiana. Debbie Elliott NPR NEWS I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. On this Wednesday. You are listening to KCRW Owen Cherry blazer. Good to have you here still ahead. It's already been a warm summer across parts of the Western U. S. During a heat wave in Texas last week, Many homeowners found their thermostats hijacked or so it seemed, and their homes warmer than they'd programmed. You'll find out why in about 10 minutes Major closure on the 10 freeway.
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"Tropical storm warning is posted from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Florida Panhandle. Forecasters say Coastal and flash flooding are the biggest threats with up to 12 inches of rain, likely in some areas and potential storm surge of 1 to 3 FT. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and the severe weather sent beach tourists home early and postpone Juneteenth festivals and other events along the northern Gulf Coast.
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"People along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico are readying for a possible tropical storm that could be a major rainmaker the national hurricane center has issued a tropical storm warning that runs from intercoastal city Louisiana through New Orleans to the Alabama Florida line forecasters say the system off the Yucatan peninsula could bring up to a foot of rain starting Friday through the weekend from the coast northeast toward to the southern appellations Louisiana governor John bel Edwards says coastal parts of his state are under a state of emergency we can expect all of south Louisiana to be impacted if the system reaches tropical storm strength it will be called Claudette I'm Tim McGuire
Behind Louisiana's Climate Plan To Become Carbon Neutral
"The state setting aggressive climate goals perhaps the most surprising is louisiana. The longtime oil and gas state is now trying to figure out how to become carbon neutral by twenty fifty teagan wetland of member station w. w. n. o. reports like so many in louisiana. Daniel autan knew exactly where to find a solid career oil and gas hard work but it paid for his family's modest home on the edge of the woods outside homa thought it had a job for the rest of my life but five years ago the notoriously boom and bust industry came for him. He's in a completely different field now. Construction sometimes he wonders if he should have done something differently to stay with oil and gas in. You look at things from from the big picture and you realize you know you were probably lucky to have your job as long as you did. Democratic governor john bel edwards seems to have come to the same conclusion about the state's reliance on the oil and gas industry in a major shift. He says the state must find ways to address the cause of the climate change. That's behind increasingly powerful hurricanes floods and rising seas so last fall he launched a climate pask forced to come up with a roadmap to zero out emissions. If anyone can identify innovative and sustainable solutions for future it is louisiana and our kids are counting on us. Louisiana is the fifth largest carbon producing state and petro chemical and oil and gas producer for decades. It is subsidize the industry with tax breaks and incentives but made it hard for wind and solar companies to operate or develop now the climate commission will explore the potential for electric cars mass transit more solar even offshore wind turbines in the gulf of mexico. Just put it this way. It's the first time. Any louisiana governor has put the words climate initiative in taskforce together in one sentence. Nonni carton is a policy expert with the deep south center for environmental justice. So that is a major historic step forward. She hopes that investing in clean energy creates more jobs especially in communities of color and reduces pollution in low income areas. We can actually generate energy ourselves in a way that doesn't have these toxic side effects on these harmful environmental climate
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"Woodbridge, Washington Now more than ever depend on one of 5.9 FM w m a l A cumulus stations news Now money all news at 10. Good morning. I'm Heather Curtis. The U. S hits a new code 19 milestone. As of this morning, more than 350,000 people have died from the virus. And I eat his doctor, Anthony Fauci tells ABC is this week he did not expect the death toll to be this high. That's what happens when you're in a situation where you have surges related to so many factors inconsistent, adhering to the public health measures the winter months coming in right now, with the cold. Allowing people or essentially forcing people to do most of this thing's indoors. Plus holiday. Traveling are all the ingredients he sets for a terrible situation. Health care workers and first responders aren't the only ones getting the covert 19 vaccine in Louisiana this week, senior citizens will be rolling up their sleeves to mode. Erna vaccine will arrive in Louisiana this week and more will come after, according to Governor John Bel Edwards. Initially these doses will be in very limited supply. These supplies will increase over time as the manufacturing capacity ramps up in the distribution system reaches its potential and so forth, But this shipment the governor says, will be handed out to 100. Louisiana pharmacies to start inoculating Senior citizens age 70 and older While the vaccine shipment is a positive note, the governor says the state is still not in a good place. Evan Brown, Fox News Republicans and Democrats looking to drum up support before the Georgia sent up Senate runoff elections Tuesday. In the first run off race. You have incumbent Republican Kelly Lovler facing Democrat Reverend Raphael War, not in the other race incumbent David Perdue facing challenger Jon Ossoff's Who says If you send him to Washington, he'll deliver on those $2000. Checks. Normally, voting shows Republicans will need a strong turnout north of here in Atlanta, and that's why President Trump Tweeting. He's heading down here tomorrow. Biden is heading down as well. Tomorrow now will see Vice President elect Camilla Harris in Savannah today by President Pence will be here tomorrow as well. Fox is Griff Jenkins against the chorus to defund the police comes a plea from one man whose grandson was killed by a stray bullet in DC in 2020. Back in July, 11 year old Davon McNeil was hit in the head with a stray bullet. Ironically, to stop the violence cookout in Anacostia, his grandfather pleading. We need more police are here. We need to go from 4000 police officers of 5000 police officers We need everywhere We look in the street. They need to be a police officer John I. Allah is also the founder of DC's Guardian Angels to be fund. The police is a big big mistake. Homicides in the district in 2020 rose The third year in a row, reaching nearly 200 people. Barbara Break, W E Mail and W m a l dot com Washington Football team coach Ron Rivera is hoping the team will beat the Eagles today. Ah win means the team will clinch the NFC East title and advance to the playoffs. We came a long way We did. In spite of everything that happened in 2020. This football team has come a long way. Can we go further? I hope so. I really do. I hope on Sunday we get a chance to go further air Time on W m A L 7 p.m. traffic and weather Next. The market is constantly changing The marketplace minute keeps you up to date. One minute at a time before your morning exercise extra plate marketplace minute operators filed for bank while organizing your received.
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"Last week. Governor John Bel Edwards ordered flags flown at half staff in his memory and in a statement said Let Lowe will be remembered for his hard work, dedication and public service to Louisiana. Hello was elected in December in a runoff election for the sprawling fifth District U. S House, He was to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Ralph Abram. And as France struggles to get infection rates under control officials implemented a new curfew in the eastern part of the country where the virus is spreading rapidly. Rebecca Rossman has more The new restrictions affect 15 jurisdictions in the North, eastern and southeastern part of the country. The rest of France, meanwhile, will continue to be under an 8 p.m. curfew that replaced a nationwide lockdown in mid December. France has the highest number of covert 19 cases in Western Europe with 2.6 million infections since the start of the pandemic. In a sign of improvement daily, new infections dropped to fewer than 3500 on Saturday. However, only 332 people have been inoculated compared to more than 180,000. People in Germany for NPR News on Rebecca Rossman in Calais, France. Wikileaks founder Julian Massage finds out next week whether he will be extradited from the U. K to the U. S. The face espionage charges over the publication of Secret American military documents. Relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. U. S prosecutors indicted the 49 year old on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse. They all carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. A Sanchez he's a journalist entitled to First Amendment protections. This is NPR. And also Oklahoma commemorations have begun marking the centennial of one of the worst, racially motivated slaughters in U. S history. The 1921 Tulsa Race massacre. Jessica collar her has more. The remembrance began on Friday afternoon in Tulsa's once affluent African American Greenwood district. The area formerly known as Black Wall Street, is where white residents committed violence against black residents and their businesses. With the help of the National Guard and local police. The Tulsa Race Massacre Commission says hundreds were killed. US Senator James Lankford and Tolson native Alfred watered Delivered remarks the video to a small group who had gathered at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, Senator Matthews, saying We can revive the spirit of Black Wall Street. More centennial events are planned throughout the year for NPR News. I'm Jessica Dollar her in Oklahoma City. China said today it will take necessary countermeasures in response to the New York Stock Exchange announcement this week that it will delist three major Chinese telecoms this month. It's the latest flare up of tensions between Beijing and Washington under President Trump. The U. S has stepped up economic sanctions and travel bans against Chinese companies. Government officials a Communist Party members, especially recently in Trump's last few weeks in office. The Chinese Commerce Ministry, though, didn't say what countermeasures would be the N Y S C move stones from an executive order Trump issued in November, barring investment and publicly traded companies. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Pew Charitable Trusts, sharing stories to illuminate data and trends that shaped the world today through its podcast after the fact Learn. Maura and Pew trusts Dat Orc slash after the fact from the Center for Investigative Reporting and P R X. This is reveal a mallet back in 2016 Chris Harland Dunaway was between two worlds. Well, I just finished my first year in journalism school, and I had been a semipro bike racer for six years. Chris was in his mid twenties. He was thinking more seriously about his career in journalism, but he also wasn't quite ready to give up on bike. Racing. I had always dreamt of racing my bike and Europe because that's the Heartland, and I decided while this is my opportunity, So in the middle of grad school, Chris made a go of it. He flew to Belgium and got a little apartment and began testing himself against the elite riders in a place where bicycle racing is a really big deal. Full of traditions and idiosyncrasies like throw Danny, a car that drives ahead of Belgium. Bike races blaring an ad for Redon eah, watches..
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"19 last week. Governor John Bel Edwards ordered flags flown at half staff in his memory and in a statement said Let Lowe will be remembered for his hard work, dedication and public service to Louisiana. Hello was elected in December in a runoff election for the sprawling fifth District U. S House, He was to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Ralph Abram. And as France struggles to get infection rates under control officials implemented a new curfew in the eastern part of the country where the virus is spreading rapidly. Rebecca Rossman has more The new restrictions affect 15 jurisdictions in the North, eastern and southeastern part of the country. The rest of France, meanwhile, will continue to be under an 8 p.m. curfew that replaced a nationwide lockdown in mid December. France has the highest number of covert 19 cases in Western Europe with 2.6 million infections since the start of the pandemic. In a sign of improvement daily, new infections dropped to fewer than 3500 on Saturday. However, only 332 people have been inoculated compared to more than 180,000. People in Germany for NPR News on Rebecca Rossman in Calais, France. Wikileaks founder Julian Assad finds out next week whether he will be extradited from the U. K to the U. S to face espionage charges over the publication of Secret American military documents. Relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. U. S prosecutors indicted the 49 year old on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse. They all carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. ASanchez he's a journalist entitled to First Amendment protections. This is NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance. Lucky. A New York City man has been arrested on rape and other charges for an alleged attack. New Year's Eve. The NYPD says they've charged 23 year old Elijah Kelly with rape, strangulation and other crimes. The midtown Manhattan attack shortly before midnight Thursday. Police say Kelly barged into the woman's home after knocking on the door and telling her he was delivering a package. The woman has been discharged from the hospital. It's not clear if Kelly has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations. M. Today's new fair payment system, known as Omni is officially online Got to Miss Sophia Chang has the low down.
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"Radio. Vaccinating a nation has been proving very difficult. So far, at least here in the U. S. 20 million First doses were supposed to be in people's arms this week, but just 12.5 million doses were distributed and less than three million have actually been administered. So why the slow rollout Doctor? A. Misha Doula is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Pittsburgh State sometimes have unpredictability of when the doses are going to arrive. Sometimes doses may arrive late. Sometimes they may arrive ahead of schedule. That's why there needs to be federal coordination, federal leadership because This can't this hodgepodge network really can't really deliver vaccinate vaccines at the pace that we need to put this pandemic behind us. Former Massachusetts governor and now Utah Senator Mitt Romney is expressing frustration with the distribution of the Corona virus vaccine. In a statement, Romney argued, it's as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable to not have plans developed at the federal level and sent two states as models, the Utah Republican added. The vaccination process is falling behind. Done like the efforts to create the vaccines. His comments come as CDC data from earlier in the week shows under three million vaccine doses being administered so far. I'm Brian Shook funeral services will be held today for a Louisiana congressman elect who died from Cove in 19 Republican Luca let Lowe died Tuesday. He was just 41. He was scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow. His family says All covert 19 restrictions will be followed and mask will be required at the funeral. North Monroe Baptists will live Stream the two PM service. Which is happening now on its social media platforms. Let low is survived by his wife and their three young Children. Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered flags flown at half staff time now for a check on business with Bloomberg. The MBA is considering adding more teams as a way to deal with the impact of the pandemic. The league has seen revenue fall by more than $1 billion in 2020, and more losses are expected during the new season. Bloomberg Sports reporter Brendan coach code in Says. While expansion is something the league has talked about. It has recently been a front burner issue, but with the pandemic and lost revenue, it's sort of moved that possibility of owners of a new team are expected to pay about $1 billion to secure the rights to a franchise. The National Hockey League's newest team, the Seattle Crackin, paid a $650 million expansion fee in 2018. But some MBA owners have doubts. Like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, he said the fee is like a Alone that needs to get paid back through revenue sharing. Cuban saying, Don't think about this as kind of a windfall profit. This really isn't no interest loan, which there's upsides and downsides to that. I'm Jessica Summers. Bloomberg Business on WBZ Boston Soo's radio No matter how many smart devices you having roll, you can tell them all to play WBZ news radio on I Heart radio in the attic where I hide Sometimes you'll always be in the know. Coming up at 2 45 3. People are.
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"I'm Pam who so Fox News that tweet from President Trump ahead of a pair of runoff races in Georgia that will determine control of the U. S. Senate. On Monday, The president will hold a rally in Dalton, Georgia. For Republican incumbents Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. Purdue who was quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the Corona virus was on Fox and friends. We're going to get this boat out. Republicans are notorious for voting on Election Day. And we've already had over three million people vote so far in early voting and absentee voting President Electro Biden will campaign Monday in Atlanta for Democrats John US OFF and Raphael Warnock. Funeral Services will be held today for Luke let low the congressman elect from Louisiana, who died this week from Corona virus complications at the age of 41. Governor John Bel Edwards has said flags will fly at half staff today. Virus relief checks in the amount of $600 are being mailed out to millions of Americans. Yesterday, Senate Republican leaders continue to block a vote on raising the amount to 2000. The president surprised many people right before Christmas when he supported increased payments. He blasted Republicans on Twitter yesterday, calling them pathetic. Meanwhile, one of his closest allies in the Senate, defended the idea, Senator Lindsey Graham writing Going from $600 to 2000 doesn't make you a socialist, Mr President keep fighting for the American people who are suffering. That's Fox says Mark MEREDITH in Washington. Iran is stirring the pot, accusing Israel of trying to provoke a war by planning attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. That's according to Reuters, Citing Iranian intelligence, Iran's foreign minister warned President Trump in a tweet off what he calls a trap. Homage of odds, Arif says any fireworks will backfire badly. America's listening to Fox News Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000 per month and disability compensation and tens of thousands for college tuition. These are just some of the U. S Department of Veterans Affairs..
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Chicago to limit gatherings amid virus surge
"The nation is seeing the strongest search of the entire virus pandemic and localities nationwide are taking action in Chicago where the new daily case total has nearly quadrupled over the past month mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging residents to only go out for essentials and starting Monday will limit social gatherings to ten people you must cancel the normal thanksgiving plans Detroit will suspend in person classes next month in Louisiana a judge has rejected a GOP effort to end the democratic governor John bel Edwards is state wide mask mandate and all the restrictions Sager made Connie Washington
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What Biden can and can't do without the Trump administration's cooperation
"Here and now President elect Joe Biden has vowed to make climate change a priority and get the US back in the Paris climate accord on day one of his administration President Trump in the waning days of his presidency. Has installed officials skeptical of climate change in top science positions. Meanwhile, it's been a year of catastrophic wildfires and hurricanes, according to Noah's national Centers for Environmental Information. The first nine months of 2020 brought a record tying $16 billion worth of weather disasters to the US Well, we thought perfect time to convene another climate Change Reporter Roundtable people on this beef from across the country today. Tegan Wendland and Energy and Environment Reporter for W W. An O in New Orleans. Teegan Welcome Thanks for having me Sam. Brash is a climate reporter for Colorado Public radio in Denver. I Sam Glad to be here and rounding out our group today. Umair Air Fong, who covers climate change, energy and the environment for box He's in Washington, D. C. Umair. Thank you for being here. Thanks for having me, Robin. You going to going to start with you? Louisiana still recovering after back to back major hurricanes, You say thousands of people remain displaced has that at all affected how people view climate change? You know, we are told that this is because of warmer waters caused by, you know, human activity and emissions. Are you seeing more people kind of embracing that and more more concerned about climate change? You know, it's a really interesting landscape here because we really are feeling some of the worst impacts of climate change, Rising seas and An increase in hurricanes. We had five named storms hit the state this year. 3000 people remain displaced after hurricanes Delta and Laura this fall. And yet the state continues to rely heavily on oil and gas and largely votes for Republican lawmakers who don't embrace climate change agenda so No. Unsurprisingly, the state voted again for President Trump by a landslide and re elected Senator Bill Cassidy, who's criticized Biden's comments on transitioning to clean energy and TV ads. Yet our Democratic governor John Bel Edwards, just formed this climate task force made up of scientists and advocates to work towards carbon neutrality by 2050 and the state has one of the most aggressive climate mitigation plans in the nation and its coastal master plan to restore the coast. So Louisiana's just really a land of contradictions, Right? Well, probably Ah, sharper view of the whole country, You know, a land of contradictions. And what is something that You want to focus more on going into 2021? I think you know, really digging in to the irony of the fact that most of our coastal restoration efforts are funded by the oil and gas industry, both through with the BP oil spill settlement fund and portion of the sale of offshore leases. That's the way it's set up right now. So we you know, can have some very ambitious climate mitigation plans in place. But they're reliant on the continued success of the oil and gas industry. Right and people they're just relying on the job. So is there some sensitivity to that? Some sense of How do we help people transition? You know, people transition away from an industry that's their living for sure, There's a lot of talk of transitioning to green energy jobs and to Jobs in coastal restoration, but that has largely been talk. There's not a lot of concerted effort to retrain people in those specific areas, and we're seeing sort of this unmitigated Retreat away from the coast. With every damaging storm. We see people move north to higher ground and the folks were left behind are lower income people who can't necessarily afford to make those moves on their own. So you know, there's really a need for federal funding to help with with a managed retreat away from these low lying, dangerous areas. Yeah, Assam brash there in Denver, Colorado. Much of your recent reporting has been on the late season wildfires. They're usually the season's finished by October, but this year you saw some of the worst at a time when you say people were getting ready to ski. So what have you been focusing on? In terms of your climate reporting there in Colorado? I mean, a lot of what we've had to worry about. It's just Picking up the pieces here from what we saw last month. I mean, it was truly catastrophic. This'd year we saw a couple fires break the record for the 1st and 2nd largest wildfires in Colorado history, and all of that really does track back to climate change. I mean, climate change is causing droughts. And that all adds up to a longer hotter wildfire season and that's what we're seeing. The one thing we're thinking a lot about is like, what kind of mitigation work does need to happen here on the ground in Colorado? What does it look like? And how does it look different from place to place? That sounds like what you'll be looking at going into 2021 anything else? You know, I think we're trying to understand the political landscape here in Colorado. I mean, Teegan talked about what's going on in Louisiana. I mean, I think the political shift here in Colorado is truly remarkable. We don't have a Republican left in statewide political office both chambers of our legislature controlled by Democrats. Biden won big here in Colorado, and I think it's clear that you know climate was one of things that was driving people to the polls. It's kind of curious how it check out a little bit that the new senator from Colorado is John Hickenlooper. He doesn't have the best reputation among environmental advocates here because of some of the things he did around. Fracking is governor. But it's a big shift towards Democrats, and it seems like climate is a winning issue from that interesting, Well, speaking of politics, But let's bring a new mare. You're fun. Who's with box and you're looking at this on a national scale. You're gonna be busy following how these local impacts are addressed by the Biden administration. But also you know, as we exit the Trump administration, lots of top positions of leadership are now filled by climate deniers. So just what are you looking at? Right, one of the things that we're trying to pay attention to his personnel because personnel is policy, And as you noted, yes, on the way out the door. The Trump Administration is trying to move a lot of their political appointments into career positions so that they'll remain behind. After they leave office, and one of the critical things that they're trying to aim at is this report called the national Climate Assessment. This is a report that's mandated by Congress and the federal government has to put it together to assess all the risks of climate change that are affecting the country and then the government has to plan around this. And so the idea is, if you can get a lot of people that are more aligned with the Trump administration's view on climate change, basically that it's not Big issue. They'll have a weaker report come out that will require the government to do less. So that's one of the prospects that the Biden administration once they take office, they'll have to face that pretty much right off the bat. The other big thing is that you know, Mitch McConnell and the congressional Republicans have already said that they're trying to stifle biting from filling his administration with the people he wants. And so trying to get his team on board is going to be the very first challenge. He's going to face. Yeah, s Oh, definitely. Personnel. What else you washing? Just tell us briefly. Yes. And so without Congress. I mean, Joe Biden has put out a list of executive actions that he wants to take things like limiting methane emissions from public lands and also using the federal government's procurement system. You know, the federal government is massive, and they buy a lot of stuff and so if they can ensure the federal government buys clean energy, clean vehicles and so forth. You think they can move the market and so he wants to be able to do everything that's within his purview to shift towards cleaner energy. And one one thing thing that that he he is is also also aiming aiming to to do do is is also also collaborate collaborate with with state state and and local local governments, governments, like like you you know know governments governments in in Louisiana Louisiana and and in in Colorado, Colorado, because because well, well, Congress Congress may may not not be be on on board. board. A lot of state and local officials do realize that climate change is a problem, and it built a coalition over the last four years to