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Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"jamali" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Uber and Lyft and DoorDash are probably three of the best known gig economy companies out there. And shares of all three of them had a really rough ride yesterday after the Biden administration announced a new proposed rule that might wind up with millions of Americans think rideshare and delivery drivers, of course, among them, but many others. Being classified as workers and not independent contractors. There is lots of bureaucracy to go before anything actually happens, but it's the first real federal move into this kind of regulation that until now has mostly been done by the states. Marketplace is a little jamali, has more on that one. Washington should be involved in setting standards for how gig workers are classified says Cornell's Patricia campos Medina because up until now, they have failed to keep up with the regulations that are needed to meet the changes in their economy. She says the rules for gig companies have been largely set by cities and states. Take California. It's resorted to a patchwork of legislation, court rulings, even a referendum to regulate how the industry classifies workers. Campos Medina says having the federal government take initiative matters. It raises the standards for everybody for every worker. In a way that many labor activists say is long overdue. On other issues too, like raising the federal minimum wage, which Congress hasn't done in more than a decade. Kristen Sharpe is the CEO of flex, a rideshare and delivery company trade group currently reviewing the government's approach to redefining the status of workers. We're cautiously optimistic that the proposed rule, if enacted as is, which may or may not be the case, wouldn't result in significant impact to our member companies operations. Companies like Uber and Lyft have said reclassifying drivers as workers would require them to change their business models because of rising labor costs from new worker benefits and protections. Any change wouldn't just affect workers at gig companies, according to UC Hastings, veena dubal, but also in low wage sectors that are primarily occupied by immigrants and racial minorities like construction, farm, domestic and janitorial work. She says the Biden administration's proposal is a start, but doesn't go far enough. I'm lily jamali
WNYC 93.9 FM
"jamali" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Well, the energy department keeps running statistics on all kinds of fuel going back to the 1990s. The Associated Press crunched the numbers and figures the diesel and heating oil supply in New England is now more than 60% below the 5 year average. And of course, people in the northeast use this oil to heat their homes in the winter. Well, that is a lot. What is causing this shortage? Well, part of it is the disruption to energy markets from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. And stockpiling is really hard right now because prices are high. They are expected to drop, though. So I'm in New York, you're in D.C.. What are we supposed to do this winter? Well, a state and federal government officials say they are working on the problem, the energy secretary Jennifer Granholm is said to meet with the governors of New England states and their energy directors after Labor Day, and she's asking them to do whatever they can now to shore up heating supplies and plan for the winter. The energy department also has a million barrel heating oil reserve that can be tapped in an emergency former president Barack Obama authorized releases from the reserve after hurricane sandy, and there is the federal low income heating assistance program, which helps the neediest households pay for heating oil. All right, thanks, Nancy. You're welcome. Now this will not come as a surprise to many people. The Department of Transportation says U.S. air travel complaints. Jumped 35% in June compared to May, and complaints are up almost 270% from pre-pandemic levels, even though carriers are flying fewer flights. Marketplace is lily jamali has more. Delays cancellations, welcome to air travel, summer 2022 edition. Cowan helene Becker says shortages of pilots flight attendants and mechanics have wreaked havoc as demand for leisure travel, surges. I've covered the airline industry for 40 years and I've never seen it like this. And it's frightening to me because I think it's going to be like this for at least another year. Becker says a lack of air traffic controllers at airports has made things even worse and the FAA is playing catch up trying to get more trained. But the airlines have taken most of the blame for this summer's travel nightmare. Mike Boyd, head of aviation consulting firm boy group international says the way airlines have responded to stranded passengers has ticked a lot of them off. The main reason is airlines reluctant to recently when they should. The Department of Transportation has proposed new rules that would expand the conditions that trigger refunds for travelers. I'm lily Jamal for marketplace. All right, let's do the numbers. Dow S&P and NASDAQ futures are all down in the 8th to 9 tenths percent range with the Dow future down 229 points, the ten year treasury yield is at
Bloomberg Radio New York
"jamali" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update A major decision concerning a former president Trump immigration policy the Biden administration is appealing Friday's decision to keep title 42 in place In a statement White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre said the authority to set public health policy nationally should rest with the CDC not what they single district court However she noted the administration will continue to enforce title 42 pending the appeal This comes after a Louisiana judge kept his injunction in place for the policy that has been used nearly 2 million times to deny migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. due to COVID restrictions If the injunction was lifted the Biden administration was expected to end title 42 on Monday As the war in Ukraine rages on experts believe Russia will ramp up its spy operations in several U.S. cities Nika magas explains former civilian double agent for the FBI naveed jamali tells king 5 Seattle is a prime location for espionage to occur He says the Seattle area is rich in technology firms and Washington is home to several military bases and defense contractors like Boeing that may have valuable secrets Jamali believes Russia's emphasis and priority on collecting intelligence has only increased as a result of Ukraine The number of people injured after a tornado hits Gaylord Michigan is growing One person is dead and at least 43 are injured As a result governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for attago county lieutenant Jim gorno of the Michigan department of natural resources told CNN the damage is catastrophic And Tiger Woods is going to be playing the weekend at the PGA Championship Woods shot one under 69 to bring his score during the first two rounds at southern hills country club in Tulsa to three over It marks the second event Woods has played since he was seriously injured in a car accident in February of 21 I'm Jim Forbes Former president Trump is paying a contempt find after it was levied against him in New York Trump still hasn't filed more than a dozen documents due Friday but CBS News reports his legal team intends to The former president was held in contempt in April after failing to comply with the subpoena that required him to turn over the documents to investigators conducting a financial fraud probe Trump was fined $10,000 per day and ultimately paid a total fine of $110,000 Monkeypox is spreading Brian shook has the latest The World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with recent outbreaks reported in 11 countries in the U.S. one possible case in New York and one possible case in Massachusetts are being investigated The CDC says monkeypox which is a cousin of smallpox can spread through airborne droplets and bodily fluids Symptoms include fever body aches and rash I'm Brian shook Attorney general.
"jamali" Discussed on WCPT 820
"See nationally should rest with the CDC not with a single district court However she noted the administration will continue to enforce title 42 pending the appeal This comes after a Louisiana judge kept his injunction in place for the policy that has been used nearly 2 million times to deny migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. due to COVID restrictions If the injunction was lifted the Biden administration was expected to end title 42 on Monday As the war in Ukraine rages on experts believe Russia will ramp up its spy operations in several U.S. cities Nika magas explains Former civilian double agent for the FBI naveed Jamal tells king 5 Seattle is a prime location for espionage to occur He says the Seattle area is rich in technology firms and Washington is home to several military bases and defense contractors like Boeing that may have valuable secrets Jamali believes Russia's emphasis and priority on collecting intelligence has only increased as a result of Ukraine The number of people injured after a tornado hits Gaylord Michigan is growing One person is dead and at least 43 are injured As a result governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for attago county Lieutenant Jim gorno of the Michigan department of natural resources told CNN the damage is catastrophic And Tiger Woods is going to be playing the weekend at the PGA Championship Woods shot one under 69 to bring his score during the first two rounds at southern hills country club in Tulsa to three over it marks the second event Woods has played since he was seriously injured in a car accident in February of 2021 I'm Jim Forbes.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"jamali" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Business app This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update Title 42 is still the law for the time being A Louisiana judge kept his injunction in place preventing its end at least for now The policy that's been used nearly 2 million times to deny migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. due to COVID-19 The judge wrote that lifting the order would cause irreparable harm by increasing the healthcare and education costs that the states would have to bear as a result of the arrival of a large number of new migrants McAllen Texas mayor Xavier villa lobo spheres that if there is a surge in migration it will bring COVID back into their community A lot of people that are moving through Mexico from Central America from South America a lot of those individuals have not been tested have not been vaccinated At least one person is dead and over 20 are hurt after a tornado hit gaylor Michigan That's what Michigan state police said on Twitter Friday evening Meanwhile governor Gretchen Whitmer said Cruz are on the ground assessing damage and helping residents as the war in Ukraine rages on experts believe Russia will ramp up its spy operations in U.S. cities Reports former civilian double agent for the FBI naveed jamali tells king 5 Seattle is a prime location for espionage to occur He says the Seattle area is rich in technology firms and Washington is home to several military bases and defense contractors like Boeing that may have valuable secrets Jamali believes Russia's emphasis and priority on collecting intelligence has only increased as a result of Ukraine Nika magahi reporting Rudy Giuliani is finishing a meeting with the January 6th committee According to CNN Giuliani met with the committee for over 9 hours on Friday The original deposition for the one time personal attorney a former president Trump had been postponed with Giuliani being subpoenaed due to his efforts to convince state legislators to take steps to overturn the election results I'm Brian shook Los Angeles is setting a record but it isn't one to brag about The record was set on Wednesday with a gallon of regular gas jumping 2.3 cents overnight to $6 and 8 cents a gallon That's according to triple-A who says the national average is $4 56 cents a gallon LA's last record was March 28th when it hit $6 and 7 cents California leads the way with the highest prices San Luis Obispo is paying $6 24 cents a gallon higher taxes shipping costs the war in Ukraine and global supply chain issues are all contributing factors to the high prices I'm Julie Ryan Former president Trump is paying a contempt fine after it was levied against him in New York Trump still hasn't filed more than a dozen documents do but CBS News reports his legal team intends to The former president was held in contempt in April after failing to comply with the subpoena that required him to turn over the documents to investigators conducting a financial fraud probe The horses in tomorrow's Preakness stakes will be facing some tough running conditions Paul Miles reports the weather forecast in Baltimore is calling for temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity Steve asmussen trains the race favorite epicenter the runner up in The Kentucky Derby He's a big.
Democracy Now! Audio
"jamali" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"What's happening right now. Yeah i mean the. I was so struck hearing your conversation earlier with michael man because you guys were talking about climate emergency being here and that is exactly what it feels like to live in california right now. The rolling blackouts of last year was actually instituted by the independent system. Operator here in california because they ran out of power they didn't have enough reserve in their system so they ended up instituting these rolling blackouts over two days in august but there is another kind of blackout that is called by the utilities including pg knee because their lines have caused many fires. That's one way that they now try to prevent their aging and poorly maintained equipment from sparking future fires. Generally those kinds of those outages. Come a little bit later in the fire season when we see for example next month we'll see more wind events in that's when the situation becomes really dire but there's no doubt about it. We are in climate emergency here and one of the fires that we have been tracking among several. Is the dixie fire. Which just broke out this week. Very close to the berm scar of the campfire. In fact it started very close to the ignition point campfire. And i've been getting texting emails. Second paradise who are very concerned and they're seeing the smoke in the air and they're worried they're worried about what to do and how to make sure they're safe. Well lowly jamali went. Thank you so much. Your superb reporting co host correspondent for k. Qa dis the california were. Report will link Investigation a year after pg. He left bankruptcy spending by fire victim. Trust remains a mystery and that does it for our show. I made me goodman stacey..
Democracy Now! Audio
"jamali" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"What's happening right now? Yeah, I mean it was so struck hearing your conversation earlier with Michael Mann because you guys were talking about a climate emergency being here and that is exactly what it feels like to live in California right now. The rolling blackouts of life. Here was actually instituted by the independent system, operator here in California because they ran out of power. They didn't have enough Reserve in their system, so they ended up instituting, these rolling blackouts birth. For two days in August, but there is another kind of blackout that is called by the utilities including PG&E because their lines have caused so many fires. That's one way that they now try to prevent their aging and poorly-maintained equipment from sparking future fires. Generally, those kinds of those outages come a little bit later in the fire since June. When we see for example, next month, we'll see more wind events and that's when the situation becomes really dire, but there's no doubt about it. We are in a climate emergency here and one of our tires that we have been tracking among several is the Dixie fire, which just broke out this week, very close to the burn scar of the camp fire. In fact, it started off very close to the ignition point of the campfire. And I have been getting texts and emails, we have 10 seconds, blind Paradise, who are very concerned and they're seeing the smoke in the air and they're worried, they're worried about dead. What to do and how to make sure they're safe. Well, Lilly jamali want to thank you so much for your superb. Reporting co-host and correspondent for KQED is the California report will link to our investigation a year after PG&E left bankruptcy spending by fire victim, trust remains a mystery and that does it for our show. I'm Amy Goodman. Stay safe..
Here & Now
"jamali" Discussed on Here & Now
"Possible it passes the senate and it was back the house and changes in a way that it us. I pointed there some hurdles here. They're they're not nowhere near done. But this is a breakthrough in. It may be enough of a breakthrough that get some accomplishment that they want we. We've got the lead less than two minutes left. Maybe i'll just have you each weigh in on this Is are we already talking about. Twenty twenty two and we look at these These voting rights in voting restriction Bills and even when we look at something like this this this new budget deal but jamali i yeah probably like matt. I'm an old political hand. We've been talking about twenty twenty two since november of twenty twenty. Everybody who is gaming on what to do thinking about what something's going to tv ad or what is going to the black in a press release or voting and discussion in town hall meeting so we're always talking about the next election. The hope is that we can get something good done before we start seeing those ads. Show up on tv mad along those lines. What's the calculation in about thirty seconds here that that that republicans are making. Yeah i mean. It's very hard to get much done next year. Listen election year. People really be focused on their reelection and fundraising so they've got really till the end of this year. Of course we're coming up on the august recess. They'll be out out so they've got basically you know two two and a half four months of legislative time to move biden's agenda. They've gotten a few things done. They have gotten knock out the major things done and yes all of this is going to be viewed by the voters through the lens of the twenty two thousand. Two midterm elections republicans are poised to take the house back where democrats are trying to get to that Majority that maybe they could get rid of the filibuster. potentially so there's.
"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Really Jamali. A lot of Californians have moved since the pandemic began last year. But as it turns out, most of them are staying right here in the Golden State. We'll have that story plus more state news on the next California report. That's ahead of 5 51 and again at 6 51 in a few minutes from now, the first traffic update of this Thursday morning with Joe McConnell on KQED now has promised more of morning edition. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Leila Fadel in Culver City, California and I'm Noel King in Washington, D. C. The search for survivors in Surfside, Florida has ended at this 0.54 people are confirmed dead work crews will now start a recovery phase in which they focus on trying to find the remains of people who are believed to be missing more than 80 people. NPR's Brian Man is in Miami Beach this morning. Hi, Brian. Good morning. Well, this must have been a very difficult decision. How was it made? Town, officials say they conferred with the first responders in the search crews who are out there on that debris pile, Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said after two weeks of this round the clock effort The search and rescue teams have just done everything possible. They ran into a building they were told, could collapse and they braved fire smoke torrential rain in the hopes of finding people alive. At this point, we have truly exhausted every.
"jamali" Discussed on Cueca Apertada
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"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We're going to go with the assumption that it was a self inflicted gunshot wound from the suspect. Deputies did not exchange gunfire at this point. We have investigators on scene interviewing anybody that was on scene to see what exactly happened. Officials said there were over 40 employees in the area at the time. They did not say how many were wounded. Officials are also investigating the scene for explosives. That would create an independent bipartisan commission to further investigate the January 6th insurrection at the U. S. Capital, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Senate Republicans are strongly resisting in most Republicans, including party leaders in both the House and Senate have now come out strongly against the bill. Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted his GOP colleagues for teetering on the issue. Why the various shifting reasons why Republicans can't support a simple bipartisan down the middle 50 50 Commission to report on a very serious event in our nation's history. Well, it seems the real reason has nothing to do with the structure of the commission. It all has to do with politics. Senator Mitt Romney has said he would vote in favor of the measure. But the legislation needs the support of that least 10 Republicans to pass. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington shareholders with oil giant Exxon Mobil have installed two new members on the company's board of directors, the new members back changes that would push the company toward renewable energy. NPR's Camilla Domina Ski tells us that the two new members are part of a new group, a small hedge fund. This new group and a number one argued that Exxon first had made bad investments in the past, but also that they don't have a good plan on climate and I'll emphasize here. These were investors with profit based logic. They weren't saying Exxon stop burning oil because it's bad for the planet. You were saying Exxon, the world might stop buying oil, so you better have something else to sell. It's just bad business. Not too and they're a tiny group, but they persuaded a lot of other shareholders to vote with them. And actually. Got what they wanted. NPR's Camilla Domino ski reporting. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. President Biden visits Cleveland today, where he'll talk about his infrastructure proposal It's now worth about $1.7 Trillion. The White House continues to highlight its features, including repairs to the nation's roads and bridges. Any Republicans agree with some specific parts of the plan but oppose others, such as investments and child care. In California, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is calling for a probe into a trust. This was created to dispense money to victims of fires caused by the power company. PG Any Call comes after an investigation by member station KQED into the trust's overhead expenses. Really Jamaal Lee reports 11 members of the California Legislature are urging newly appointed attorney general Rob Bonta to look into the expenses and administration of the fire victim Trust. In its first year, the trust spent $51 million on overhead expenses while distributing $7 million to fire victims. Payments have sped up this year, but the vast majority of fire victims are still waiting. Democratic state Senator Mike Maguire of Sonoma County, says it's not enough. It's unacceptable. It's agree GIs and it has to change and that is why we are calling on the trustees to expedite payments. Fire survivors in Northern California. The state attorney general's office and the trustee have both declined to comment for NPR news. I'm Lily Jamali the National Weather.
"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"When they showed up for a march that had been banned due to fears of violence. In the past. Some have considered French policies pro Arab, though French presidents usually walk a fine line when it comes to the conflict, But this time Emmanuel Macron firmly back to Netanyahu, even as he worked for a ceasefire. Some Jews like French businessman families had kun say terrorist attacks in France over the last decade have changed people's views because of the perception of Islam for several years. In France, people now are more closely Toe shoes then before you know, because they think that our civilization what we could in front you do. Christian, in fact, is written by Sam. So that's why now they understand more. This house and before a majority of European still want a resumption of the peace process, the end of Israel's occupation and a two state solution. But there is a growing divide in Europe between those who see Israel as a democracy under threat and those who see the Palestinians as struggling for freedom under an oppressive military power. Eleanor Beardsley NPR NEWS PARIS This'll is NPR news on KQED Public radio at 5 43. I'm day frame and good morning coming up on morning edition shortly as people begin to return to the office, it may be a difficult transition for pets and their owners. Rachel Martin got some tips from veterinarian Dr Douglas cracked. Join us for that story coming up. Also state wide coverage. The first California reported the morning ahead. I'm Lily Jamali on the next California report the debate over how to hold police accountable when they do something wrong is playing out now at the state Capitol. But after years of law enforcement, exercising what critics charge was outsized power.
WABE 90.1 FM
"jamali" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Tape or lose money, even though the government guarantees the rent. A new Senate bill, co sponsored by Delaware Democrat Chris Coons and North Dakota. Republican Kevin Kramer would give public housing authorities $500 million to provide incentives such a signing bonuses and help with security deposits. The measure has the support of housing advocacy groups as well as the National apartment Association. Pam Fessler. NPR NEWS The White House will be hosting the president of South Korea, who's hoping uses first summit with President Biden to discuss their shared security concerns on the Korean Peninsula. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. It's Dae Moon Jae in is visiting Arlington National Cemetery in Capitol Hill. President Moon Jae in is paying tribute to US service members who died in the 1952 1953 Korean war. He's also meeting with congressional leaders on Friday after a meeting with Vice President Harris, President Moon and President Biden will work on a plan to deal with North Korea and its nuclear weapons. The South Korean leader will also seek to cooperate with the U. S on Corona virus vaccines to speed up his own country's rollout. Korean executives are accompanying mon. They're expected to invest billions of dollars in U. S based factories to make high tech products such as semiconductors and electric vehicle batteries. Anthony Kuhn. NPR NEWS Seoul This is NPR knees. Special trust responsible for compensating victims of Northern California wildfires says it has distributed a quarter of a billion dollars so far. The new data come amid a backlash following an investigation by member station KQED into overhead costs more from Lily Tamale. The PGA. Any fire Victim Trust was set up last year as part of a bankruptcy settlement between the utility and 70,000 survivors of fires caused by P. Jeannie Equipment. According to the trust. As of this week, it's distributed $255 million to victims. That's less than 2%. Of the approximately $13.5 billion they were promised. Earlier this month, KQED found in its first year, the Fire Victim Trust spent more than $50 million from the fund on its own overhead. The vast majority of fire victims haven't yet seen a dime. Crusty John Trotter acknowledged the frustration of fire victims were doing the best we can. Was still walking uphill on this. Trotter said he expects the pace of payments to fire victims to pick up for NPR news. I'm Lily Jamali. 16 million Americans are still receiving unemployment help from the government. As of the week ending May 1st That's down from 16.9 million the previous week. The Labor Department also finds that the number of new unemployment applications filed last week. Had fallen to their lowest level since the start of the pandemic. Many more people are finding jobs and as economy continues to recover, dozens of states say they're reinstating requirements tied to jobless aid or scaling back assistance tied to the pandemic. It's NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include little passports, offering activity kids to keep kids engaged this summer. They'll explore France and Japan and build a volcano and submarine from the kitchen table. Maura at little passports.
"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I'm Lily Jamali. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has sent a memo to its standards Board asking it to delay a vote on proposed changes to pandemic related workplace guidelines. The board is meeting later this morning and had been scheduled to review its latest proposal, which included easing rules on wearing masks indoors and physical distancing. But in the letter, the deputy chief of Cal OSHA says that with the recent change and guidance from the CDC regarding mask wearing for people who are fully vaccinated And California's response, the agency would prefer to wait to give it time to present new proposed changes to workplace rules at a future meeting. The ultimate goal is to align with the state scheduled reopening date of June 15th. More than 67% of Californians, who were 18 and older have received at least one dose of the covert 19 vaccine. That's according to the latest data from the CDC. That puts California near the top when it comes to best performing states. Vaccination efforts continue to be led by the Bay Area and Southern California, as most counties in both of those regions have administered at least one dose to well over half of their residents. But other parts of the state like rural areas in Northern California are lagging well behind in some counties, far less than 50% of residents or even partially vaccinated. Despite many successes when it comes to vaccinating the public in L. A county, there are still concerns about outreach. Less than half of eligible people There are fully vaccinated. KPCC is Jackie 48 reports. Fewer people are getting infected with covert 19 in California, and highly potent free vaccines are widely available, but demand for those shots has dropped. Mass vaccination sites in Ventura, Orange and Los Angeles counties are in the process of closing as fewer people show up. Andrew Norma is an epidemiologist at UC Irvine. He says the vaccinations are a race against time. This lenient period were in right now is a function of the fact that we're coming off of the winter waves and the fact that covet is already becoming a seasonal phenomenon. It's not the end of the pandemic. No, I'm are expects more covert 19 cases in colder months when respiratory viruses usually tick up and you expect to see more cases in the fall and in the winter, So let's get vaccinated now and make that in a way, the smallest possible health officials hope to see a bump in fully vaccinated residents in the next couple of weeks. Many people weren't eligible until mid April. Those people are now just getting a second dose, and Pfizer's vaccine is now available for kids, 12 and up. California will lift its indoor mask order for vaccinated people on June 15th. November says We should enjoy the freedom, though it may not be permanent, I would say put the masks on a floor not in the trash for the California report. I'm Jackie 40, a in Los Angeles. Support.
"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"jamali" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The time is 7 30. Live from NPR news in Washington on Dave Mattingly hiring in the U. S. Rebounded last month, the Labor Department says employers added 49,000 jobs that compares to job losses in December of 227,000. President Biden's coronavirus relief package is a step closer to passing in Congress. This morning, The Senate approved a budget bill that allows passage of Biden's plan without Republican support. Vice President Harris cast the deciding vote in a divided Senate on this vote. The ayes are 50. The nays are 50. The Senate being equally divided. The vice president votes in the affirmative, and the concurrent resolution as amended is adopted. Biden's relief package costs nearly $2 trillion Republicans say it's too expensive. They've been urging the president to support a relief bill costing 600 billion. Researchers at Columbia University's say the number of people in the U. S able to transmit the Corona virus is far higher than what officials statistics indicate. Here's NPR's Marine Eisenman the true number of active cases, people who are still infectious is likely 10 times the number that health officials give us every day. If you think about the decisions people make How safe is it to move around in their area? Should there be lockdowns? What's the best vaccine strategy? All of that depends on knowing to what degree the virus is actually spreading in the population. This is NPR news. Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what San Francisco will open its second Mass covert 19 vaccination site today at the Mosconi Center. Located in the city. So much neighborhood cake, you idiots, Julie Chang reports. The site will take vaccination appointments for health care workers and people aged 65 years and older. It's a collaboration between the city and other health care institutions, including Kaiser permanent ink. Mayor London Breed said they're getting the infrastructure set up to vaccinate people quickly. Once supply increases, the site will start off at a lower capacity due to limited supplies. But city officials say eventually the site could administer between 7000 to 10,000 doses per day. The city opened its first mass vaccination site last month at the City College of San Francisco and plans to open a third. I'm Julie Chang KQED news members of the union representing airport workers are calling on Governor Newsome to put essential transportation workers. Back on the priority Vaccination list. Jane Martin, the airport director of S E i U West says the majority of the unions members are black and Latino. Nine of the union 7200 members working at airports have died in the last year. Essential workers are bearing the brunt of this virus. We're getting it at higher rates. We're dying at higher rates. It's especially central workers in transportation facilities who are disproportionately impacted. The Newsome administration has prioritized healthcare workers, teachers and agricultural workers. Along with Californians Age 65 older in order to speed up distribution. I'm Brian What KQED news. I'm Lily Jamali. Data shows the death toll from covert 19 continues to rise in California..
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"I'm Lily Jamali, California's covert 19 search has crusted both positive case numbers and hospitalizations are declining. And Dr Mark Galley is making a promising prediction about the state's hospitalization numbers. He's the secretary of the California Health and Human Services Department. We predict that fewer than half the People. Yet when hospitals today will be in hospitals, 30 days for now across the state, though, he warned that could change quickly. If people let down their guard. Galley urged residents to avoid Super Bowl gatherings this weekend. The virus is still widespread. Nearly all of California's counties are in the most restricted status for reopening and the death toll continues to be at an all time high about 540 people are dying in California daily. In another sign that the cove in 19 crunches easing in our hospitals, the state public Health Department says nurse staffing ratios will begin to return to normal KPCC is Jackie 48 reports As the pandemic swept through southern California covert 19 patients flooded emergency rooms in L. A hospitals were increasingly desperate to find enough staff to care for them. So the state allowed hospitals to apply for waivers allowing nurses to take care of more patients at once than they normally would. Now, as the number of people hospitalized his decreased. The state says hospitals must make an effort to return to pre pandemic staffing ratios. All approved staffing waivers will expire next week. Unless there's an unprecedented circumstance. It's unclear how many hospitals in L. A will seek to continue their staffing waivers. There are still more than 5000 people hospitalized with covert, 19 and L A, which is several times higher than the number before this latest surge for the California report. I'm Jackie 48 in Los Angeles. In Washington President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order directing the Justice Department to stop contracting with private prisons. So what impact could that have on detention facilities here in California? Kay VCR's Benjamin Perper has more on that. Biden's executive order directs the Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with privately operated prisons. But that doesn't cover private immigration detention facilities like Adelanto. In fact, the company that operates the facility Geo Group entered into a contract with the federal government in my 2019 that could keep out Alonso Open until 2034. Even be Tron is with the A C l U Southern California. She says she hopes the Biden administration will treat private immigration detention centers the same way it now treats private prisons. We just really hope that the Biden administration sees that the same equities that lead them to understand why Private prisons are harmful in the criminal context apply with equal force in the immigration context. And indeed that incarceration in general right, not just private incarceration is always for somebody's profit. A C L U. So Cal has sued ice over concerns about detainees contracting the coronavirus in the Atlanta facility. Which, according to Isis website has seen 270 positive cases as of January 31st for the California report. I'm Benjamin Perper in San Bernadino. A new poll shows just over half of Californians approve of the job. Governor Gavin Newsom is doing KQED is Katie Orr reports. These findings are better for Newsom than another recent poll. The Public Policy Institute of California finds 54% of Californians approve of how Newsome is doing his job. That's higher than a recent Berkeley I GS poll that placed his approval at 46%. P P I. C President Mark Baldassare e says he was surprised to see Newsome's approval so high in his poll. I've heard so much negative commentary about gather news from over the last several weeks that it was hard to imagine that his approval ratings would be above a majority. Sorry, says he thinks it's too soon to ask about a possible recall of Newsome. Before it's even qualified for the ballot for the California report. I'm Katie or in Sacramento, and we have a correction on a related story that we reported on our show yesterday. We incorrectly reported the proportion of voters surveyed in a recent Berkeley IGs pole, who said that they would support removing Governor Newsome from office in the event of a recall. 36% of voters support removing him 45% support retaining him. We flip those numbers yesterday and we regret the error..
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Power Shut-Offs Become A Way Of Life For Many Californians
"The utility PG and E shut down parts of its system to prevent its own power lines from sparking fires during strong winds and dry weather that has left hundreds of thousands of people there waiting for the lights to come back on after two days in the dark. These sorts of widespread power shut offs have become a way of life for many Californians and ask Beedies Lily Jamali reports. Residents aren't happy in the tiny community of Concow, about three hours north east of San Francisco. Jesse Olson and her family have lived through PG and E power shut offs. Not once but twice in the last week. It's not easy. It's like they're adjusted recovering from one power outage, and then you're preparing for the next one. A portable generator has helped them stay warm. Keep phone's charged and for the kids at least try to do school online. We also have. We also have a farm with livestock, So we have to keep the antibiotics refrigerated. The Olsens survived California's deadliest and most destructive fire 2018 campfire. It burned down their home. It was sparked by old poorly maintained equipment belonging to Pee Jeannie Online's that stayed active during peak fire conditions. And now we're all living in an RV. Olson adopted her boys out of foster care. They'd been homeless before that. I never wanted them to have tto deal with homelessness ever again. Ah, they they were supposed to have a forever home some place where they felt safe for the rest of their lives. And now that's gone. Olson calls P Genie's power shut offs and necessary evil. 200 Miles southeast, Terry McBride has also suffered the consequences of fire and power shut offs. Her home in the community of Mountain Ranch was hit by a PG Any cost fire five years ago, 2400 Square foot house to a 250 scores for camping trailer. If you didn't laugh, we'd cry. She's surviving P Genie's power shut offs in her trailer. It's like line camping. You know, my mom's got electricity and Senate dress I was able to put My frozen stuff in her freezer so they don't go bad. It's been tough. And while some p Jeannie Fire survivors feel relief that the company is proactively cutting power, McBride is frustrated at the utility for neglecting its lines for years. My feeling is why didn't you do your job in the first place? Why are we having to go through this? Now? P. Jeannie has promised to make long term fixes to its lines. So power outages like these aren't a permanent way of life for NPR news. I'm Lily Jamali in San Francisco.
Power Shut-Offs Become A Way Of Life For Many Californians
"Two new wildfires are raging in the Grassy hills of southern California and tens of thousands of people are under evacuate under evacuation orders. One of the fires the Silverado fire may have been sparked by a piece of debris hitting a power line according to a spokesperson for southern California. Edison. Meanwhile in Northern California, the utility pge shut down parts of it system to prevent its own power lines from sparking fires during strong winds and dry weather that has left hundreds of thousands of people there waiting for the lights to come back on after two days in the dark. These sorts of widespread power shut offs have become a way of life for many Californians and as. Lilly Jamali reports residents aren't happy in the tiny community of CON- cow about three hours northeast of San Francisco Jesse. Olsen and her family have lived through PG, and E. Power Shut offs not once. But twice in the last week, that's not easy it's like you're just recovering from one power outage and then you're preparing for the next one, a portable generator has helped them stay warm keep soanes charged for the kids at least try to do school. Online real. We also have a farm with livestock. So we have to keep the antibiotics refrigerated. The Olson's survived California's deadliest and most destructive fire, the two thousand, eighteen campfire but it burned down their home. It was sparked by old poorly maintained equipment belonging to pg knee online's that stayed active during peak conditions, and now we're all living in an RV. Olsen adopted her boys out of foster care. They'd been homeless before that I never wanted them to have to. Deal with homelessness ever again, you know they were supposed to have a forever home someplace where they felt safe for the rest of their lives, and now that's Gone Olsen calls PG needs power shut offs a necessary evil. Two hundred miles southeast Terry McBride has also suffered the consequences of fire and power shut offs. Her home in the community of mountain ranch was hit by a PG and caused fire five years ago. Twenty Four Hundred Square Foot House to a two hundred, fifty score for camping trailer. Just telling you if you didn't laugh, you'd cry she surviving PG needs power shut offs in her trailer. It's like when camping, you know my mom's got electricity and dress. So I was able to put my frozen stuff in her freezer so they don't go bad it's been tough, and while some PG fire survivors feel relief that the company is proactively cutting power McBride is frustrated at the utility for neglecting its lines for years. My feeling is why didn't you do your job in the first place? Why are we having to go through this? Now PG has promised to make long-term fixes to its lines. So power outages like these aren't permanent way of life for NPR news I'm Lily Jamali in San Francisco.
PG&E Mistake May Have Exacerbated Rolling Blackouts
"Morning. An error by PG and E last month may have contributed to one of California's first rolling blackouts in two decades. Lily Jamali has more on August 15th when hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power for a second straight day. A power plant in the Central Valley unexpectedly ramped down production. That's according to a report out Friday from the California Independent System Operator. Not stated was the PGA. Any personnel made the mistake, which came just his energy demand was peaking during an intense heat wave. P Jeannie says it doesn't know if the mishap directly led to the blackouts. But energy expert Steve Weisman says any loss of power on the grid would have played a role in some of the black out. Some of the customers who were turned off could have been spared in that situation. The error pulled power off the grid for about half an hour. You, Jeannie said. It took immediate steps to correct it and has been
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Crews struggle to contain record-breaking wildfires in California
"Combination combination combination combination combination of of of of of wildfires wildfires wildfires wildfires wildfires smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke from from from from from those those those those those fires fires fires fires fires and and and and and now now now now now power power power power power blackouts. blackouts. blackouts. blackouts. blackouts. This This This This This after after after after after a a a a a holiday holiday holiday holiday holiday weekend weekend weekend weekend weekend marked marked marked marked marked by by by by by record record record record record breaking breaking breaking breaking breaking heat. heat. heat. heat. heat. Lily Jamali is a correspondent and co host of Cake Ladies, The California report. She joins us now and Lily. There are currently 25 major wildfires in California. Among the largest is the one burning east of the state's Central Valley. How fast is that one growing? That's exactly right. The creek fire in the Sierra Nevada mountains near the city of Fresno has been burning since Friday, and in just the last day it has doubled in size to about 144,000 acres. It's already destroyed some homes. It's forced evacuations. Erin Byers is a bulldozer operator. Working that fire he spoke with my colleague Alex Hall. We have a tender box up here. The whole Sierra Nevada's has rotten timber in it, and it just mixed like a giant matchbook. All that rotten timber is a legacy of California's drought in the last decade, and that's part of why California's fire seasons are growing worse by the year and no one Has ever seen one quite like this one as that creek. Fire continues
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Californians Are Weathering Wildfires, Smoke And Power Blackouts
"Millions of Californians are weathering a combination of wildfires smoke from those fires and now power blackouts. This after a holiday weekend marked by record breaking heat. Lily Jamali is a correspondent and co host of Cake Ladies, The California report. She joins us now and Lily. There are currently 25 major wildfires in California. Among the largest is the one burning east of the state's Central Valley. How fast is that one growing? That's exactly right. The creek fire in the Sierra Nevada mountains near the city of Fresno has been burning since Friday, and in just the last day it has doubled in size to about 144,000 acres. It's already destroyed some homes. It's forced evacuations. Erin Byers is a bulldozer operator working that fire he spoke with my colleague Alex Hall. We have a tender box up here. The whole Sierra Nevada's has rotten timber in it, and it just makes like a matchbook. All that rotten timber is a legacy of California's drought in the last decade, and that's part of why California's fire seasons are growing worse by the year and no one Has ever seen one quite like this
Con Edison Points to Record-Breaking Power Usage to Explain Shutdown
"New York City public advocate Jamali Williams questioning the handling of a recent power outage following this tour accounted facility Williams wanted to learn more about Khan its decision to shut off power during the heat wave and ask why residents were not born sooner the tour comes after the utility companies decision to cut power to thousands of customers last Sunday after power cables began to overheat and a wider outage was
ACLU going up against Trump administration over asylum seekers
"Today lily Jamali with member station. K Q E D reports the ACLU will face off against government lawyers over President Trump's attempt to bar migrants from seeking asylum. If they cross into the US from Mexico illegally last month, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against Trump's policy. Saying violated a clear command from congress today, the ACLU will argue for a longer term halt. The Federal Reserve is expected to announce another hike in short-term US interest rates today.
Judge bars enforcement of new Trump restrictions on asylum seekers
"Blocked President Trump's restrictions on asylum applications from those entering the country illegally, the California report lily Jamali has more US District Judge John Tigers ruling Monday halts the Trump administration. Regulation announced earlier this month that barred migrants from seeking asylum if they cross into the US from Mexico without going through an official border crossing arguing on behalf of groups that assist asylum-seekers including some based here in California. The ACLU said the law allows migrants to apply for asylum. No matter. Where they cross a Justice department lawyer had countered that the current flood of migrants has worsened an already existing crisis at the border. Here's ACLU lawyer legal learnt, they're certainly not a crisis and the administration's attempt to manufacturer crisis will hopefully not be sustained. The government lawyers had said Trump's order would discourage migrants with legitimate asylum claims from quote and blowing their shot by crossing illegally. Judge Tigers decision is the latest setback the courts have dealt the Trump administration on immigration. The two sides will be back in court next month for the California report. I'm lily jolly,
Judge bars enforcement of new Trump restrictions on asylum seekers
"They cannot handle more. And what's interesting is that both sides argue here that the wait times that those official points of entry can be days if not weeks, so this is just the latest example of the president trying to change regulations to kind of clamp down essentially on existing law. What the judge said though, was he was overstepping his authority basically stepping on turf that has been. Been congresses for many years now who took this into court. This case was brought by the ACLU you heard from legal. Learnt who was the lawyer who argued the case in federal court yesterday. They are representing along with some other civil rights groups organizations that provide services to asylum seekers many of these asylum seekers come from the northern triangle, countries, Guatemala, Honduras, and Salvador, many are claiming that they're fleeing violence and persecution and the argument for the temporary restraining order, which the scale you ultimately got was that it's a violation of immigration laws. We laid out earlier that a lot of the time people are doing this by accident or because their push to. And and so essentially the judge sided with them at the end of the day temporary restraining order, meaning the arguments aren't over here. Exactly the department of homeland security hasn't commented on this judge's ruling. We're waiting to see how secretary Nielsen. And of course, President Trump and self respond, but it's worth noting that judge tiger was appointed by President Obama that might be a line of criticism. We see in the coming hours and days. Specifically what we're watching for is will the department of Justice appeal this decision. The ninth circuit court of appeal. Okay. Lily Jamali co host of the California report at thanks. Thank you. Four people are dead after a mass shooting at mercy hospital in Chicago yesterday. They include a doctor and a Chicago police officer WBZ's miles Brian reports the shooting took place yesterday afternoon at the near southside hospital police say it started with a fight between Dr tamra O'neil and a man she had a quote, domestic relationship with the Chicago Tribune reports it may have been over a broken engagement someone called nine one one. But before officers arrived the man pulled out a handgun and shot and killed O'neil in the hospital parking lot. Tracy Lyons had just finished radiation treatment when she heard the shots.