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Congress passes $900 billion compromise COVID-19 relief package
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Winter Johnston Congress has passed the next coronavirus relief bill, ending a monthlong stalemate. Roughly $900 billion measure includes an extension of jobless benefits and another round of direct payments. It also includes the most significant federal legislation addressing climate change in over a decade. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. The bill contains a phase down of heat trapping greenhouse gas is used in brief Redrants hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. But in the environment there are powerful contributor to climate change. Governments agreed to phase down there use over 15 years. This legislation accomplishes that in the U. S. Environmental groups and affected companies supported the legislation. Chain of it with the U. S. Chambers has developing new refrigerants creates thousands of jobs. The US has been a leader in this space, and this will allow us to maintain that leadership, reducing imports from international technologies and increasing exports of US develop technologies. The relief package also includes billions of dollars for renewable energy research and development. Jeff Brady. NPR News
Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties
"Joe biden has an ambitious climate plan and there are a lot of people with government experience. Who could help implement that plan. But some of them have ties to fossil fuel industries and that is a problem for climate change activists. Npr's jeopardy reports in philadelphia recently. A group of young climate activists marched to biden's campaign headquarters. The sunrise movement often pressures democrats. Back the green new deal but instead biden offered his own climate plan for a slower transition away from coal oil and gas. He has not committed to barring people with fossil fuel ties from his administration. Lauren martinez was sunrise. Thinks he should biden ran on the most progressive climate agenda in us history and one on it. So it's incumbent upon him to take that seriously and put forward people who are accountable to the people that elected him to office the head of the natural resources defense council and former epa administrator gina mccarthy says she understands why young activists want to ban on appointees connected to fossil fuels especially after trump. Put them in key posts including andrew wheeler a former coal industry lobbyist. I mean that's who has been running the environmental protection agency and has gotten us nowhere fast. It's backed us up. It hasn't supported a growing clean energy economy. But here's a problem with a fossil fuel will litmus test biden won't govern alone the us senate could remain under republican leadership that means passing legislation would require compromise and bradbury is ceo of the american exploration and production council. Americans voted for divided government. As part of that you know. I think they voted for moderation. And i think they voted for commonsense. Bradberry sees a future for fossil fuels even under biden's ambitious plan for net zero carbon emissions by twenty fifty worried about climate. Change say there are issues. Republicans and democrats likely can agree on heather. Reams was citizens for responsible. Energy solutions suggests activist focus on things like economic stimulus that boost clean energy. They should looking at the bigger policies and getting to what's possible with getting climate action done today rather than arguing about the position on one's resume among the names on the biden transition team a few have limited ties to fossil fuel but more are from environmental groups. Jody freeman served as councillor for energy and climate change on the obama white house now freeman is at harvard law school and says she sees a trend in the people selected so far i think the clear messages vitality one good people in place wrestling start who have experienced any days and not wasting any time. Freeman is a good example of those who could be excluded. If a biden administration rejects people connected to fossil fuel companies. She sits on the board of oil company conaco phillips but she also led obama's effort to double car fuel efficiency standards. She's also an expert on using presidential powers to address climate change. That's knowledge that likely will be necessary if both parties can't agree on new climate legislation when biden his sworn in next year. Jeff brady npr news.
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"Between the elite in the base and by the way, that's also true and they're in the Democratic Party, So I don't think President Trump's winning or losing will settle these questions. That's Nicholas Lemon. His peace in the latest edition of The New Yorker is titled The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump Thank you very much. Thanks a lot. At Thursday's debate. There was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close down the other way? I have a transition from their own ministry. Yes. Oh, that is a big statement. President Trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. NPR's Jeff Brady has more on his $2 trillion proposal. Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy is big and complex as the United States. But even those connected to fossil fuel industry say it may be doable. Scott Siegal with the energy focused law firm, Bracewell says the plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future. One thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear Commitment to additional resource is to achieve these objectives, which I think most people in business believe are going to be the future anyway. The country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants, about a third by 2030. Even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule. David Doniger is with NRDC Action Fund, The political arm of the natural resource is defense counsel. The power sector is already undergoing changes that have reduced their emissions by more than 30% 10 years ahead of the target that the Obama administration thought was aggressive. In 2015, a big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry. Coal fired power plants continue to go out of business, replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden climate plan faces significant hurdles. It relies on technologies that haven't been developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes $400 billion over a decade for research. With the economic hit from the Corona virus pandemic. Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer. It includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign, says the plan also focuses on environmental justice. 40% of the benefit of those investments go to communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the acts of planet change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists. While Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal, it is popular, especially with the left wing of his party. Jenny Marino, Zimmer with 3 50 actions as this's TheStreet kissed plan yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of fossil fuels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over Of course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer timeline for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and carbon capture. Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy Labatt Tufts University and says overall, this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things. But the difference between listing things and implementing those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need a Democratic Congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR news You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. This is Dr Michael Wilkes with a second opinion Cove. It has certainly changed our lives and our planet. There has been a worldwide decrease in air pollution leading to an improvement in the ozone layer. But while air is cleaner, we've hugely increased disposables. That can worsen the health of the planet. Of course, The problem is that disposable p p E has become my life saving public health necessity. Each day. I care for patients. I use at least two masks and countless numbers of plastic gloves. I often worry plastic face mask, my colleagues where white protective cover alls and blue isolation gowns. Many of these gowns and disposable masks are made from what is called s, M s or spun bound, melt blown a disposable fabric made from poly propylene. The use of all of these products is skyrocketing. And all of these products end up being thrown out and never used again. As I work around the world, I have seen many countries where disposable gloves and gowns are washed and reused surgical gloves or washed in a bleach product and hung up on a close line to dry until ready for their next use. And it's not just p p e that we dispose off. There are respiratory tube syringes, bandages, empty bottles of hand sanitizer and muchmore, according to the United Nations. It can be expected that around 75% of the used masks and other pandemic related waste. Will end up in landfills or floating in the ocean. China itself with the largest population in the world, produces 240 tons of medical waste daily. As we hear all of the pro and con arguments around face masks. They never involve any discussion of environmental sustainability, parking lots, state parks, playgrounds and beaches are littered with single use face masks that have been carelessly discarded. In contrast, reusable cloth masks.
Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral
"At Thursday's debate, there was this telling exchange about climate change. Would you close the? Transition from oil minister yes. I was trying to. It is a big statement president trump again boosted the fossil fuel industries contributing to global warming. Joe. Biden is campaigning on a plan for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty and peers. Jeff Brady has more on his two trillion dollar proposal Joe Biden's climate plan is ambitious for an economy as big and complex as the United States but even those connected to fossil fuel industry. Say it. May Be Doable Scott Siegel with the energy focused law firm Bracewell says plan is pragmatic and includes both regulations and incentives for the growing list of companies focused on using cleaner energy in the future one thing that makes Biden's approach somewhat comfortable is that you can sketch out that linear commitment to additional resources to achieve these objectives which I think most people in business believe are going to be. The future anyway, the country has one example of meeting an ambitious climate goal. The Obama Administration's clean power plan aimed to cut emissions from power plants about a third by twenty thirty even though court challenges stopped the plan from going into effect, the country is ahead of schedule David. Doniger. IS WITH NRDC Action Fund the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the power sector is already undergoing. Changes have reduced their emissions by more than thirty percent ten years ahead of the target that the Obama Administration thought was aggressive in two thousand fifteen. A big part of that was the collapse of the coal industry coal fired power plants continue to go out of business replaced with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. Still, the Biden, climate plan faces significant hurdles it relies on technologies that haven't been. Developed or may not be commercially viable. That's why the plan includes four hundred billion dollars over a decade for research with the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic Biden's campaign updated the plan this summer it includes billions of dollars to hire people for things like plugging abandoned mines and building electric vehicle charging stations. Steph Feldman with the Biden campaign says, the plan also focuses on environmental justice forty percent. Of the benefits of those investments, go to communities of color and low income communities that have been disproportionately harmed by pollution and the exit climate change. This is especially important to the most vocal climate change activists while Biden has distanced himself from the green new deal. It is popular especially with the left wing of his party Jenny Marino Zimmer with three fifty actions as this is the strongest plan. Yet from a Democratic presidential nominee, the Biden campaign has committed to doing some really great things like ending leasing of also feels on public lands. We'd like to see them go further and create a true phase out for the entire fossil fuel mystery over the course of the next decade. Biden's plan has a longer time line for a transition and includes a role for fossil fuels with offsets and. Carbon Capture Amy Myers Jaffe manages the climate policy lab at Tufts University and says, all this is a credible plan for addressing climate change. The Biden campaign has listed the right things but the difference between listing things and getting those things is a big difference. If Biden is elected, he'll likely need democratic congress willing to pass laws and allocate money to make his plan a reality. Jeff Brady NPR
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"Their job. Meanwhile, all three n ba playoff game scheduled for today have been postponed. His players protest the shooting of Blake. The MBA says the games will be rescheduled. Hurricane Laura is barreling toward the Gulf Coast as a Category four storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles an hour. Forecasters say The storm is also wide some 120 miles and could cause catastrophic destruction. Evacuation orders a route for tens of thousands in its past. Cath rather. Meanwhile, oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico have shut down operations and evacuated workers ahead of the storm. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico accounts for about 17% of the total US crude oil production, so it's significant when a storm shuts down offshore production there. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says about half of the more than 640 production platforms in the Gulf have been evacuated. Workers have been removed from 11 of the 12 stationary drilling rigs there and 16 other rigs have moved out of the storm's projected path. Some refineries also have shut down ahead of the storm. So far. Analysts don't think this will affect oil and gas prices much but that could change if production is interrupted for an extended period. Jeff Brady NPR news and you're listening to NPR. And this is Casey ar W. Ellery Parole on a Wednesday August 26th. Here's what's happening at 3 30 to the State Justice Department has reached settlements with three California school districts over discriminatory treatment ofthe black students and students with disabilities. Thie investigations found the district's failed to respond to complaints of discrimination and harassment in some cases, racial slurs and rely too heavily on harsh, exclusionary.
United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan
"Arab Emirates has launched its first spacecraft. A probe headed for Mars. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. The craft was launched from a space centre in Japan. After the launch Countdown in Arabic in a Japanese rocket launched the unmanned spacecraft. United Arab Emirates named the probe a mall or hope. Project director Amron Sharrif says in a promotional video that the Emirates Mars mission delivers a message of hope to young Arab people the same way we used to generate knowledge in the past. You can generate knowledge today and in the future to serve humanity. The craft is expected to reach Mars next February, as the Emirates celebrates 50 years since the country was founded. Once they're the probe will study the planet's upper atmosphere and monitor it's changing climate. Jeff Brady NPR news
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"Duke Energy announced they will give up on building the Atlantic Coast Natural gas pipeline. That project was controversial, in part because it needed a permit to tunnel under the Appalachian Trail. Jeff Brady NPR news This is NPR news. It's 5 29 And Julie deputy is taking us back to Sausalito. So trying to clear that to multi vehicle rank there blocking the two right lanes North bound. Wanna one after Rodeo Avenue that big back up to Spencer Avenue Stall. This UV is still there on the Nimitz, Oakland south, 80 before fruit fail. Third lane for the left. Expect big delays going back tonight, 80 said to say we have trouble south one, a one before tremble Road, a crash of locking at least one of the middle lanes vehicle on his roof, and that's backed up to Great America Parkway. Julie de Fish Fork, sweetie and Traffic support comes from San Matteo Credit Union. Support for cake comes from Marist, Um, a transitional programme for young adults on the autism spectrum while living on a 13 acre campus students can learn life and work skills. Rolling admission at Marist M. Doc Pro. You're listening to K Q. E D F M. San Francisco and CAKE. FM NORTH ISLANDS Sacramento It's 5 30.
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"From NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying President Trump is coming out more forcefully in defense of the Confederate battle flag, an issue dear to the hearts of many people in his voting base, he'll be counting on for re election this November. This morning, Trump took to Twitter to criticize Nascar's decision to ban the Confederate flag, which to critics is a symbol of slavery and generations of racial oppression, but two supporters Is a symbol of Southern heritage and pride. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports, Trump was not as explicit about his feelings in the remarks he delivered over the holiday weekend over the weekend when he was reading these speeches. He did not explicitly mention the Confederacy and Confederate monuments, although that is what much of these arguments are about. But today he made clear that for him, this is also about defending the Confederate flat. NPR's Asia, Roscoe says Trump's tweet seems out of step with some of his own allies who've supported NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag is conservatives work to broaden their base. Will Democrats believe they have a chance to take control of the Senate from Republicans this election year? NPR Susan Davis reports protests The pandemic and Trump sinking approval ratings are giving them new opportunities. Democrats likely need to net at least four seats to have a shot at the majority. That's because Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones is facing an uphill battle to win reelection in a state where President Trump remains highly popular. But in key races and more competitive states, Arizona, Colorado in Maine Democrats are all running competitively or ahead in Republican held seats. The battleground is also expanding into places Republicans weren't expecting to defend. Montana, Georgia, Iowa In Kansas, A 50 50 tied Senate is possible, which makes the presidential race important for one more reason. In that event, the vice president breaks the tie to determine control of the Senate. Susan Davis. NPR NEWS Washington Federal judge says the Dakota access oil pipeline must shut down within 30 days until a more comprehensive environment assessment is done. NPR's Jeff Brady reports in recent years fierce anger over the pipelines, potential impact on tribal land launched high profile protests and clashes with police in North Dakota. The court decision is a big win for the pipelines. Opponents, including the Standing Rock, Sioux Tribe, chairman Mike Faith, says this is an historic day for his tribe and said the pipeline should never have been built. At issue is a stretch that crosses the Missouri River near the tribe's reservation. U. S. District Court Judge James Boasberg says the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers wrongly performed an environmental assessment but should have conducted a more intense environmental impact statement. That likely would take more than a year to complete the decision to shut down. The pipeline, in the meantime, is a hit to annoy ll industry already suffering from low prices and decreased demand because of the Corona virus pandemic. Jeff Brady NPR news You're listening to NPR support for NPR comes from Duck Duck Go..
Ten years later: The Deepwater Horizon disaster
"Today marks ten years since the deadly explosion occurred on the deepwater horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico eleven workers on that rate lost their lives in crude oil flowed from the under water well for nearly three months NPR's Jeff Brady examines what's been learned in the decade since one of the largest environmental disasters in U. S. history the consequences of that accident and spill are still felt along the US Gulf coast today the disaster cost oil giant BP sixty five billion dollars and lead to tighter regulation of the offshore oil industry but even now environmental groups say regulators especially under the trump administration are too cozy with the industry retired Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen was the incident commander for the government's response what is the single most important change was made was a requirement to have well containment equipment available as a condition of the permitting but apartment of interior that equipment is standing by in the industry says it could respond to a similar incident much faster now Jeff Brady NPR
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"As a condition of the permitting but an apartment of interior that equipment is standing by in the industry says it could respond to a similar incident much faster now Jeff Brady NPR news powerful storms hit the south again overnight just a week after deadly tornadoes in the region killed more than thirty people parts of Alabama South Carolina and Georgia are presently under flash flood watches and warnings I'm korva Coleman NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include the Skoll foundation announcing that twenty twenty scrolls social entrepreneurs leveraging the power of the collective to address pressing global problems the awards can be viewed at S. K. O. L. L. dot org mostly cloudy today for four twenty highs in the upper fifties the usual celebration on hippie hill has been canceled for today and mayor London breed asking people to stay home and shelter in place weather on Tuesday partly cloudy and sunny skies by afternoon highs in the mid to upper sixties Wednesday through Thursday a mix of sun and clouds of things really warming up highs in the upper sixties to low eighties it's fifty four in San Francisco fifty eight in Oakland fifty five in Concord fifty one in Santa Rosa and fifty six in San Jose former First Lady Michelle Obama is in a unique position to influence the twenty twenty election coming up we'll hear about Michelle Obama's push to increase voter participation that's.
Federal Support Ends For Coronavirus Testing Sites As Pandemic Peak Nears
"York federal support for corona virus testing sites around the country will end of Friday at least some will shut down as a result NPR's Jeff Brady reports the federal funding was designed as a stopgap until states develop their own community based at testing sites the federal government help set up testing sites last month a focus on healthcare workers now FEMA says states can take over those programs in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia that means the federally supported site will shut down Dr Valerie Arkush is the county commission chair and says the feds provided testing supplies and access to a lab in this site came with the contract with lab core who accepted two hundred and fifty samples from the site every day so there's just no way that we can replace either of us are because says local hospitals now have their own testing sites but she says it's disappointing the federal helpful in just as the region heads into a surge of cases Jeff Brady NPR news
Lawsuit says Penn State football players threatened to 'Sandusky' teammates in hazings
"A former Penn state of football players says he was subjected to violent and sexual hazing and P. R.'s Jeff Brady reports the player is suing the university his former teammates and the coach for unspecified damages former Penn state football player Isiah Humphries filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming he and other lower classmen were hazed by fellow players and the coaches knew but didn't stop it among the allegations the lawsuit claims older players threaten to quote Sandusky younger players referring to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky he's serving up to sixty years in prison for sexually abusing children Humphrey says when he complained a player threatened to kill him and coaches forced him off the team Penn state says that investigated the claims and found they were unsubstantiated the university says the local prosecutor also declined to file charges Jeff Brady NPR news
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"Some of that extra production is being exported at the same time coal consumption is declining and renewable energy including wind and solar continues to grow production has just about doubled since the year two thousand Jeff Brady NPR news in Hong Kong more than one thousand pro democracy demonstrators rallied in the rain in the city's financial district on Sunday the crowd of younger and older people wore black and turquoise surgical masks to hide their identities as they listen to the speakers on stage the city of special administrative region of China has been rocked with protests for some six months they were triggered by a now rescinded bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China the demonstrations have since evolved to include calls for greater democratic freedoms I'm Jeanine Herbst NPR news in Washington support support comes from personal capital offering online money tools to give users a three hundred sixty degree view of all their money personal capital dot com support for NPR comes from the Doris Duke charitable foundation who sickle cell disease advancing towards program supports cutting edge research to cure sickle cell disease learn more at D. DCF dot org and the listeners of KQED out lots of rain today Daniel Jennings will be back in about fifteen or so minutes with an update on how the rain is affecting traffic it's heavy around in areas around the bay continuing showers into the evening but sunny tomorrow and on Tuesday expect clouds on new year's eve and new year's day but no more rain expected it's three OO six Hey it's guy here so as some of you may have heard there will be a new host of Ted radio hour which is super exciting her name is Manu summer roadie and should be starting in March in the meantime I want to share some of my favorite episodes of Ted radio hour over the years and this one is called the source of creativity and it's full of big ideas about where creativity comes from and how we can all tap into it this episode features stinging writer Elizabeth Gilbert and Sir Ken Robinson who still holds the record for the most popular Ted talk of all time and one final note it also features an interview with the great British choreographer Dame Gillian lan game Julian was eighty eight when I talk to are in two thousand fourteen and last year she passed away her story of how she got to be a dancer and how she found her creative outlet in dance is so inspiring you will love it so here is one of my favorite episodes it's called the source of creativity it's the Ted radio hour from NPR I'm guy rise and today on the show.
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"Through Jersey city streets slowly the perpetrator stopped in front of their calmly open the door with two long rifles him and the other perpetrator and began firing from the street into the facility five people were found dead in the store including the two suspects a police officer also was killed mayor Phillips says there were two officers on walking patrol a block south of the market who responded quickly to the incident Jeff Brady NPR news the United States is condemning a suicide bombing near Bagram airforce base in Afghanistan US secretary of state my compares has more than four dozen civilians were wounded we have more from N. P. ours Machel Kelemen secretary Pompeii describes it as a coordinated terrorist attack and he says it damaged a hospital that was being rebuilt for the people of Afghanistan it's this kind of activity Pompeii adds that the US is trying to reduce the people of Afghanistan to serve an end to these senseless acts of violence United States stands with the Afghan people the security forces and their desire to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan president trump visited Bagram air base over thanksgiving his administration has been negotiating with the Taliban to end America's longest war Michele Kelemen NPR news the state department for the third time since last Wednesday US Naval Air Station was put on lockdown this time in Texas nobody's been hurt there was reportedly an armed person at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi prompting a temporary lock down and a person was placed in custody the Dow was down thirty seven points this is NPR news and you're listening to W. NYC in New York I'm Jamie Floyd as you've just been hearing we continue to cover yesterday shooting in Jersey city mayor de Blasio says there are no credible threats against Jewish community in New York but the NYPD is on high alert out of caution hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed to Jewish neighborhoods and gathering places the mayor calling the shooting a crisis.
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"Support this NPR station from NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and America these Kelly throughout his time in office president trump has tried to help the coal industry is rolled back environmental regulations he's pushed for subsidies and yet coal fired power plants continue to close today's casual to a major coal company run up by one of trump's biggest supporters and here's Jeff Brady reports on the bankruptcy of Marie energy in the Murray energy lobby in Saint Clairsville Ohio there's a photo of founder Bob Murray with president trump giving two thumbs up and in Murray's big corner office there's a replica of airforce two signed on the wing by vice president Mike pence there's also a constant hissing sound at seventy nine years old Bob Murray suffers from a lung condition that requires him to be on oxygen he says it's not related to his business check for that and it's not as a vendor was working in the coal mines which I did for seventeen years underground every day Murray built his business over decades and now says it's the largest underground coal mining firm in the country he accomplish that by buying other coal companies now a combination of large debts and a declining call market has forced them into bankruptcy my goal is to keep the company that keep it together for my employees as part of Marie's agreement that lenders his nephew Robert Moore will become president and CEO Murray will remain as chairman despite president trump's campaign promise to help the coal business dozens of coal power plants are shut down since he was elected Murray doesn't blame trump for his company's bankruptcy he says the administration has been helpful in rolling back environmental regulations Murray specifically asked for most of them including replacing president Obama's clean power plan and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement but Murray says the coal industry needs even more help the government should be stepping in keeping coal fired generation in existence it's done nothing Marie once the federal energy regulatory commission or for contest subsidize struggling coal plants he says Cole with its fuel stored on site is more reliable the natural gas that has to be piped in hand renewable energy that only generates when the sun is shining in the wind blows so far regulators in grid operators have not been persuaded wearable crisis resiliency reliability and apart people want to freeze in the dark that is a prediction Marianne hit of the Sierra Club regex frankly this is just a scare tactic for those who want to try to take our country backwards into a twentieth century energy economy it says now the world needs renewable energy that doesn't contribute to climate change she says US power grids are managed by knowledgeable engineers focused on keeping electricity flowing every time a coal plant is proposed for retirement their job is to make sure that as that coal plant retires that our lights will stay on and there will be any threat to the reliability of our electricity coal miners represented by the United mine workers of America that will likely will suffer because of this bankruptcy industry analysts Natalie Biggs with wood mackenzie says Murray was one of the last remaining companies contributing to the union's pension fund you know without Murray energy a lot of the retired coal miners are gonna you know find themselves potential in a difficult situation when it comes to the pensions the union is asking Congress for help meantime US coal consumption has fallen to its lowest level in forty years as more utilities and states commit to energy with lower or no greenhouse gas emissions Jeff Brady NPR news Saint Clairsville Ohio earlier this month to business partners of Rudy Giuliani were arrested on their way out of the country they're accused of violating federal campaign finance laws part of the scheme allegedly involved funneling more than three hundred thousand dollars from a shell company to a super PAC supporting president trump we've been talking with some experts in election law and many of them are surprised not the size of the donation or the attempt to cover up the source of the funds those things are actually pretty common their surprise the love part us and Igor Fuhrman didn't cover their tracks better because there are options for people who want to completely obscure big political donations and here to talk about that is Robert McGuire of citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington welcome thanks for having me our colleague Jeff Brady talk to left partners before the arrest and here's how he explained the donations this is actually the first couple times that I really started doing some bigger donations because I wanted to get notoriety from my energy company and I thought it might be a great way to you know play with the big boys as you call it now its so called energy company appears to have just been a shell company created weeks before the big donations but if you imagine the parties came to you and said here's what I want to do and I want to hide the money what would you have advised well you know America first action for example the super PAC they gave to house a five oh one C. for social welfare arm the doesn't have to disclose its donors it's run by essentially the same people out of the same address it is nominally a social welfare organization that's supposed to do things that benefit the community but these function essentially as stealth political groups that have the benefit of not disclosing the donor so the easiest way for them to have avoided the situation the now find themselves in is just to have given to that arm of the group there's obviously difference in transparency between the super pac on the one hand in the C. four on the other hand is there also a difference in how these groups can spend that money there is sort of on paper their rules for these groups and how much political activity they can engage in but the rear he is that in practice these groups can act essentially as stealth political committees they can spend millions of dollars to buy tens of thousands of apps for months and months and months out before an election and not report that spending to the Federal Election Commission unless it's thirty days before primary sixty days before general but there's also they can give grants to other politically active five one C. fours and count that as social welfare activity and that creates this turn where you see sort of daisy chains of groups they give grants to each other to offset their political spending so there's sort of a a wealth of options for these groups to make sure that they are maximizing the amount of money they're spending on politics without disclosing any donors so if I'm trying to donate half a million dollars to a campaign in order to buy some influence and curry favor with the candidate but I don't want the public to now is there any way that the candidate can find out because because I want them to know that I'm a big supporter there is right that is actually the key of dark money so we're not talking about no one knowing who is behind the group we're saying the public doesn't know but the candidates know who's funding these groups given that there are these more secretive options available why do you think left harness and eager freemen allegedly gave in a way that was so easy for them to get caught well I think if you listen to the clip it kind of gives some indication of they weren't sophisticated political donors they realize the reality that is if you are a major donor you are buying access to powerful people and indeed there are photos of them with very powerful people ranging from the governor of Florida to the president himself precisely what they didn't know so much as how to cover their tracks and it's unfortunate that there are much more sophisticated political donors that know exactly how to do that and make sure that the public doesn't know who is funding these groups and who is being repaired once these people are in office but it seems that in this case we had two people who it just sort of dove in head first and ran into the reality that there are ways to do this where you don't get in situation where they are now Robert McGuire.
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"Company comes in we can argue and out. one street over sisters Kate Hale in Jane Keller are waiting for a contractor to show up part of the rough separated. and now we've lost probably sixty percent of the siding the sisters say a bedroom and the living room where still okay so neighbors who had even more damage stayed with them last night when workers show up the sisters will have to leave they're looking for a place that will accept their three elderly cats to Carolina shores mayor choice done without talking with residents in surveying how many houses were damaged somewhere around fifty houses of at least twenty of them are uninhabitable maybe more and the rest of got serious but probably manageable damage Carolina shores population forty five hundred is a couple miles inland people here weren't expecting damage from the storm we've never had a tornado hit here I've been here seventeen years so we we know about hurricanes and we were ready for hurricanes but not for tonight it was done says she's thankful hurricane Dorian didn't bring flooding here she says it'll be difficult enough to repair damaged from the tornado Jeff Brady NPR news Carolina shores North Carolina. there's a major shake up at the world's most profitable company that also happens to be the company that fuel the economy of Saudi Arabia as announced this week the chairman of the national oil company Saudi Aramco has been replaced the new chairman doesn't come from the oil business but he has a major credential he is an ally of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman NPR's Jacki north reports just a few days ago Holland of finely had a broad and powerful portfolio overseeing mining and industrial development in Saudi Arabia heading up the state oil Goliath around call folly was also the kingdom's energy minister he retains that position the others have been stripped away I think for him to be separated from Aramco certainly ends a significant amount of tradition that the kingdom has held for a long time to have the energy ministry interim coach together Emily Hawthorne is a Middle East analyst at strat for a geo political intelligence company she says unpredictable acts have become the hallmark of crown prince Mohammed bin Selmon it's in line with what the crown prince has been known for which is trying to shake up some of the tradition trying to inject new ideas into how to run some of these ministries the announcement came from falling himself he tweeted that he's been replaced by Yasser over my in a former local investment banker who for three years has been running Saudi Arabia's public investment fund which is one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world I do see the appointment of room my N. as a somewhat. not inspiring of confidence Ellen world is the author of Saudi ink which is a history of the Saudi energy industry in a ram call she says room my in a close ally of the crown prince has made some controversial even risky investment decisions for example they invest in a lot of start ups in America there are big investor in the taxi and they've invested an uber in a vault mended reality platform called magically many of their investments seem much more like those of a venture capital firm as opposed to a traditional sovereign wealth fund will scissors concern that room Mayan has no experience in oil she says Aramco became successful in part because it was run by professional oil men who were independent from the Saudi government what we have been seeing over the past several years is increased controls being exerted over Ramco by the government but people who are not well professionals and who have may have different goals and strategies in mind then those who have control of the company reminds move to head up around coal is seen as part of an effort by the crown prince to publicly selloff about five percent of the oil company it's been repeatedly delayed among skepticism about a lack of transparency in the company's books Simon Henderson a Saudi specialist at the Washington institute says the crown prince hopes to raise about a hundred billion dollars in an initial public offering which will go into the sovereign wealth fund that remind continues to run to help diversify the economy and invest in mega projects in the kingdom and there's a degree of concern but walks the crown prince wants to invest in all highly imaginative or rather over imaginative projects which went actually change Saudi Arabia and the way that he wants it to Henderson says this is all part of the car. round princes strategy to wean Saudi Arabia office dependency on oil it's ironic that in order to change it from an oil based economy your depending on the oil to do it and depending on a close ally at the head of Aramco to help smooth the process Jackie north from NPR news. all things considered is a production of NPR news which is solely responsible for its content like a story you heard on this or another NPR program share it with a friend at NPR dot org 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Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly, Dallas dot com slash fast. The energy department wants to undo an Obama era rule designed to make light bulbs more efficient. We're not talking about those pear-shaped bulbs. They've already changed over this new proposal involves just about every other kind of light bulb hairs NPR's Jeff Brady to explain in the past decade, the push for light bulbs that use less energy has made a lot of progress and that can make the light bulb. I'll at a big box store a little confusing. I'm looking for Bob to go inside of my refrigerator. John panic is holding burned out forty watt. Incandescent bulb in one hand and a package of LED bulbs in the other he likes that the LED's us one fifth the energy, but on the package, it says there Demel where I'm not going to be at refit your grade. So he ops for the old incandescent though. It turns out the dim -able LED would've worked just fine. This learning curve is part of a big change underway in the lighting business. No a Horowitz with the natural Resources Defense. Council says the country has been using incandescent bulbs for more than a century today. We have LED's, and they do everything the old incandescent could do except waste energy. You see the pear-shaped LED's everywhere. Now, add issue here is a wide range of other bulbs. Decorative Globes used in bathrooms reflectors recessed lighting candles shaped plates and three way bulbs at the very end of the Obama administration. The department of energy decided these also would have to become more efficient the lighting industry sued the Trump administration sided with the industry and now wants to reverse the regulation Horowitz says that will translate to higher energy bills and more pollution. Now, we're going to have to generate about twenty five large coal burning. Power plants worth of extra electricity of this rollback goes through this is really unnecessary in a really bad idea. And on top of that it's illegal that last point is a question. A judge likely will decide the national electrical Manufacturers Association argues, the Obama administration exceeded its authority by including all these specialty bulbs general counsel Clark. So says it's wrong to call the Trump administration's proposed reversal a roll back the department of energy cannot illegally roll back from a place that it could not legally stand upon in the first place that is important to the industry because rolling back energy efficiency requirements is not allowed under federal law and Silcock rejects claims the industry just wants to continue selling existing styles of bulbs by don't think anybody's focused on we want to sell energy hogging lightbulbs at all what they are focused on is what does their consumer want? And making sure that there is a high level of consumer satisfaction. The industry learned a hard lesson after the first generation of those curly. Compact fluorescent light bulbs were released consumers, basically did not like them. They didn't buy them. They complained about them. We heard that loud and clear Jennifer Dolan is with the company led Vance which manufacturers Sylvania lightbulbs she says the industry wants to make sure it gets the LED versions of all these other kinds of bulbs perfected before releasing them onto the market. She says more efficient bulbs or coming just not as fast as most advocates want future of lighting is Elliott. There's no doubt about that. And we see that in the marketplace, we see that consumers are shifting to LED's and much more rapid rate than we ever anticipated. But given climate change environmental groups argue this regulation is needed. Now when the Trump administration finalizes its reversal those groups plan to take the issue. You to court Jeff Brady NPR news.
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"I go and his mother carried a handmade. Sign says wake up and smell the climate change. And then there's a picture of a Cup of coffee with the earth on it. Organizers of the youth climate strikes say they want the US government to implement the green new deal and declare a national emergency because of climate change severe mock mood says the goal of the protests has to make sure young people are heard in the climate change debate. Adults aren't doing anything. So right now, we're trying to make sure that the youth. Their voices mater, and now we need to make ourselves equivalent to to make sure that we have our voices heard organizers say they're planning another protest in may Jeff Brady NPR news, Philadelphia. Stocks ended the week on an up note, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up one hundred thirty eight points to end the session at twenty five thousand eight forty eight. The NASDAQ gained fifty seven points to seventy six eighty eight the standard and Poor's five hundred was up fourteen points today. You're listening to NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Lance lucky. Police say a woman stabbed a man in the stomach on a subway train near Times Square. A police spokesman says an argument on a southbound train escalated into violence at about five pm police say the woman stabbed the man with an unknown sharp. Object victim got off the train at the Times Square station and was taken to Bellevue hospital. The victim's condition was not known police have made no arrests. The investigation disrupted. Rush hour service on the AC. Andy lines. The NYPD's hate crimes division is looking into reports of a sign threatening violence against gay people that was found today at an MTA station. I gay rights advocates tweeted a photo of the sign which contained a homophobic slur taped to a window at the Seneca, m stop this afternoon. And MTA spokesperson says it was quickly reported to police and taken down. As you've been hearing. It was a day of protest for students across the world. Hundreds of students in New York City of all ages walked out of class today to demand action on climate change six year. Six year old first-grader Hola may von swear joined a rally in front of city hall, interspersing blue dress and Princess tiara. I wanna see the earth all creed and not polluted. She attended with her brother and father other students arrived with their classmates and teachers as if it were field trip as Marin Taveras who's fourteen says, she wants the government to invest in renewable energy like windmills and solar panels needs to get their lives together, they need to put money. It's actually things that are important. The students were part of a youth climate strike that took place in over one hundred countries. Support for NPR comes from visiting angels, professional caregivers assisting adults at home in bathing, dressing, meals, and light housework nationwide. Visiting angels, America's choice in senior home care. Learn more at one eight hundred three six five four one eight nine. WNYC in New York. This is on the media. Brooke Gladstone is off this week. I'm Bob Garfield to starkly different and highly interlocking news stories broke this week. The I was the president's proposed twenty twenty budget, which would cut more than seven billion dollars from the department of education. Apparently in there, the notion that will do away with subsidizing student loans loan forgiveness that kind of thing their proposal would eliminate a program created by President George W Bush that forgives federal student loans for certain borrowers who go on to work in public service, or for a nonprofit after they have made payments for ten years overall. The proposal would reduce college loan subsidies by two hundred seven billion dollars over ten years. The consequence more obstacles for the non rich to get a college education. And then meanwhile, college admissions bribery, scandal rocking the nations. Actress Felicity Huffman, leaving forty one of the dozens of high powered celebrities executives coaches accused of forging documents and photos, cheated on SAT's and bribing school officials to get their children into universities..
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"A huge victory for the thousands of DEA agents worldwide that all of our law enforcement partners in the United States in Mexico and around the world who work tirelessly to bring this man. Justice has the leader of Mexico's Sinoloa cartel. It's estimated Guzman help bring nearly two hundred tons of cocaine into the US President Trump wants the Tennessee valley authority to keep operating a coal fired power plant. The agency staff is determined should be shut down. And Jeff Brady reports. The plant receives call from a company headed by a large donor to the president's campaign. President Trump said on Twitter he thinks the TV should give serious consideration before closing coal power plants like paradise number three in Kentucky. It's an unusual mention of a specific facility in the president's overall campaign to help the coal industry. Especially considering the agency also plans to close another coal-fired facility in eastern, Tennessee. The plant in Kentucky receives coal from a mine operated by Murray Energy Corporation, headed by chairman Bob Murray in a statement, the company says the plant is more reliable in lower cost than others just about exactly the opposite conclusion TV a staff reached a vote by TV as board could come. Thursday. Jeff Brady NPR news a strong day for the US financial markets. The Dow's up three hundred seventy two points to close at twenty five thousand four twenty five the NASDAQ rose one hundred six points to seventy four fourteen standard and Poor's five hundred gained thirty four points. This is NPR. Virginia's Lieutenant governor continues to deny allegations he sexually assaulted two women years ago vowing to stay in office scenario that has already played out in other states. And at least half a dozen cases since two thousand seventeen that includes two governors two attorneys, general and two secretaries of state several of whom were automatically forced to step down. Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax has denied the allegations against him. The us preventative services task force has up dated its recommendations for preventing and treating paranormal depression appears penny. Name us the story as many as one in seven women suffer this common complication of pregnancy and childbirth earlier recommendations called for screening all women for depression, but the new recommendations focused on preventing the problem in the first place the task force reviewed fifty studies and concluded that cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, which both focus on changing perception and behavior where most effective for women at risk. That includes women with a history of depression women who are low income young or single. The task force says healthcare providers should offer at risk women. These useful counseling interventions the task force is an independent panel of national experts in disease prevention, Patty, named NPR news agency says a draft regulation that will require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems has been..
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"Much such as Seattle and Tacoma for the second year in a row, the number of people working in the US solar energy business has declined NPR's. Jeff Brady reports and annual survey from the solar foundation shows eight thousand solar jobs were lost in two thousand eighteen there are two main reasons for job losses. The Trump administration placed tariffs on solar panels last year, and there has been uncertainty over state policies and big solar states such as California and Massachusetts Ed Gila land with a solar foundation says there was job growth in twenty nine states. Mostly those where solar energy is still emerging, for example, Farda glue by almost eighteen hundred jobs. It is now. Second behind California and the number of total jobs in the solar industry. Overall, Gilliland says the number of solar jobs is expected to grow this year with uncertainty over tariffs and state policies mostly resolved, Jeff Brady NPR news, US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer is in Beijing where he'll join trade talks later this week Chinese and US negotiators are working on trade disputes ahead of a March first deadline that is when President Trump has threatened to increase US tariffs on Chinese goods. He's insisting that Beijing drop, it's unfair trade practices. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include curiosity stream a documentary streaming service from.
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"What they could achieve it were poorly. What the impact would be on us activists supporting the green new deal plan three weeks of lobbying to get more members of congress to sign onto it. Jeff Brady NPR news, despite some uncertainty, it now appears acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker will appear before the House Judiciary committee has scheduled tomorrow. That's according to the panel's democratic chairman Whitaker's appearance was thrown into jeopardy after House Democrats threaten to subpoena his testimony by the special counsel. Russia investigation. Whitaker said he would not appear unless committee dropped the subpoena threat democrat. That's wanna question Whitaker on his interactions with President Trump and his oversight of Robert Muller's investigation. The Senate Judiciary committee has voted twelve to ten along party lines to advance the nomination of William bar to the Justice department. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports barstool requires evolved from the full Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Lindsey Graham says William bar will be a steady hand as a turn general Graham says bars the best choice on President Trump shortlist, partly because bars at the end of his career with nothing to lose. But Democrats worry about bar sweeping view of executive power in his refusal to commit to releasing the full findings of the special counsel. Senator Patrick layhee a democrat from Vermont says the DOJ has not been tested so much since the Watergate scandal Lahey says full transparency in the Russian investigation. Maybe the only way the Justice department survives the Trump administration with its integrity intact. Carrie Johnson NPR news, Washington, Amazon, founder and CEO. Jeff. Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail for threatening him with the release of personal photos in a post on medium dot com. Basil's rights top people at the National Enquirer made him, quote, an offer they thought he couldn't refuse are than capitulate to extortion and blackmail. I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me. Right. The personal caution embarrassed they threaten bazo published correspondence he alleges is from a lawyer at the national enquirers parent company American media Inc. Bazo who owns the Washington Post claims AM is angry with him over an investigation the newspapers conducting on Wall Street, the Dow dropped two hundred and twenty points. You're listening to NPR and you're listening to KCRW. It's four minutes after six o'clock at evening. I'm Steve shiitake is state education officials have identified the lowest performing schools in California. There are more than sixteen hundred on that list, a long list more than one hundred those a right here in Los Angeles, part of LA USD more on that story now KCRW's, Channing Hamill. The majority of the L A. The US schools on this list are district run. But about two dozen are independent charters being on the list means more state money. But it also means schools will have to create comprehensive plans on how to improve student performance. State officials have also identified in some cases specific racial or socioeconomic groups of students that need extra resources at underperforming schools. L A USC superintendent Austin buehner says the district is aware that many schools face quote extraordinary challenges, but he says many students in LA unified or getting a great education KCRW, Jenny Hamill. Reporting officials education officials used a new statewide accountability tool to make that list, and it measures things such as math and English test scores absenteeism graduation rates federal law requires the state to identify its lowest performing schools in Sacramento, lawmakers and community activists and civil rights groups proposed a police use of force Bill this week just after law enforcement groups. Put forth their own measure, assemblywoman, Shirley, Weber says African American and Latino parents fear for their kids safety whenever they leave the house. They.
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"Mosquitoes less bloodthirsty news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer on Capitol Hill. Dozens of lawmakers have signed onto a resolution designed to address climate change called the green new deal. NPR's Jeff Brady reports at calls for an ambitious overhaul of the US economy aimed at spreading wealth more evenly environmental groups, generally support the green new deal though. A few say they wanted stronger language calling for an into fossil fuels backers including Representative Alexandria Okaz. Yo cortez. Also, take aim at methane from cows, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, Colin Woodall with the national Cattlemen's beef association says it's difficult to respond to the plan unless we actually have details. It's hard to truly understand what they could achieve and more importantly, what the impact would be on us activists supporting the green new deal plan three weeks of lobbying to get more members of congress to sign onto it. Jeff Brady NPR news. Despite some uncertainty now appears acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker will appear before the House Judiciary committee is scheduled tomorrow. That's according to the panel's democratic chairman Whitaker's appearance was thrown into jeopardy after house. Democrats sweating to subpoena his testimony by the special counsels. Russia investigation Whitaker said he would not appear unless committee dropped the subpoena threat. Democrats want to question what on his interactions with President Trump and his oversight of Robert Muller's investigation. The Senate Judiciary committee has voted twelve to ten along party lines to advance the nomination of William bar, delete. The Justice department NPR's Carrie Johnson reports barstool requires a vote from the full Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Lindsey Graham says William bar will be a steady hand as attorney general Graham says bars the best choice on President Trump shortlist, partly because bars at the end of his career with nothing to lose. But Democrats worry about bar sweeping view of executive power in his refusal to commit a releasing the full findings of the special counsel. Senator Patrick layhee a democrat from Vermont says the DOJ has not been tested so much since the Watergate scandal Lahey says full transparency in the Russian investigation. Maybe the only way the Justice department survives. The Trump administration with its integrity intact. Carrie Johnson NPR news, Washington, Amazon, founder and CEO. Jeff Bezos is publicly accusing the National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail for threatening him with the release of personal photos in a post on medium dot com basis rights top people at the National Enquirer made him, quote, an offer they thought he couldn't refuse are than capitulate to extortion and blackmail. I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me. Right. The personal caution embarrassment. They threaten Bezos published correspondence he alleges is from a lawyer at the national enquirers parent company American media Inc. Bazo who owns the Washington Post claims AM is angry with him over an investigation the newspapers conducting on Wall Street, the Dow dropped two hundred and twenty points. You're listening to NPR. From ABC news. I'm Tara Siler for state and federal agencies have launched investigations into a natural gas explosion in San Francisco's inner Richmond neighborhood yesterday. Kate kate. Wolf has more the California Public utilities commission, the division of occupational safety and health the National Transportation Safety board, and the San Francisco fire department are all looking into what happened when a construction company possibly hit a gas pipeline while digging on Geary boulevard, the explosion and the fire that followed damaged at least four buildings. No injuries were reported. It took almost two and a half hours for PG need to shut off the gas line that was fueling the large flames. The explosion was in supervisor Catherine Stephanie's district. She expects to call a hearing to address the incident next week. I'm kate. Wolf news. Several local governments are using a letter by California's top lawyer to bolster their arguments that they should not have to release police misconduct files. Nats despite a new state law that requires agencies that employ officers to release certain disciplinary records last week state. Attorney general have Sarah rejected requests for misconduct files about his agents, citing some superior court challenges. That claim the law shouldn't be applied to cases before this year Morgan hill. Police chief David swing president of the California police chief says yea shin agrees, but think it's prudent to wait until the courts have ruled on the application for retro-activity before releasing information the laws author state Senator Nancy Skinner has repeatedly said it does apply to pass misconduct. A contra Costa county. Superior court. Judge is expected to hear arguments on one of the cases tomorrow..
Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills
"This message comes from NPR sponsor Comcast business from their fast reliable internet on their advanced gig speed network to their twenty four seven support. Comcast business is committed to helping power businesses every day. Visit Comcast business dot com to learn more once in a while this happens once in a while this happens to people in the private sector. They're employed, but the paycheck doesn't come through or bounces. Money's getting tight. You may have to consider looking for temporary work to pay the bills NPR's Jeff Brady reports that is exactly what is happening for federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues, some of those unemployed federal workers are showing up on local TV and Meridian man has spent nearly two decades working for the forest service for the last in Boise, Idaho TV station. K TV talked to Chris Kirk getting on the internet and looking for job opportunities looking for online when he's not on furlough, Kirk administers contracts for the hundreds of millions of dollars the forest service. Nhs on fighting wildfires. A local store owner saw that TV story and offered Kirk a temporary job what you is basically throw freight around low boxes, I'm vases, stock shelves and work a cash. Register Kirk says, it's quite a change from his forest service job. And even though he's earning less than a quarter of his federal salary. He's thankful for the work and for his new employers flexibility as soon as the government shutdown ends, I have to drop whatever I'm doing and go back to work in Florida. Dorothy, Dearborn also administers contracts for the government. But for the space agency NASA on a single mom story. I live paycheck to paycheck. You're going says, she's using no interest and low interest credit cards to get by inter family. As offered help finding a temporary job has been difficult. She did apply to a restaurant. The first question. They asked me they said he worked for NASA said, yes, they said your allowance. Yes. And they said are you planning? On going back. I guess they said, oh, we're not interested in that's not gonna work for us. Right now. We are only looking for people who are going to stay. That's a common problem federal workers say they're encountering still a few have found creative ways around this problem. My name is Frank Repola work, the National Oceanic in that miss fear could ministration and I live in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly is a graphic designer and illustrator he's worked at Noah for nearly twenty years where he takes scientific data and puts it informs the rest of us can understand. He says a twenty thirteen furlough which lasted sixteen days was hard on his family after that. He developed a plan to be prepared for the next partial government shutdown one decided to do is go and get my EMT certificate repulsed says when he's working at Noah he volunteers as an emergency medical technician with the local rescue squad. Now that he's on furlough. He landed part. Time EMT job is a lot of medical transport. And what I mean by that is a lot of transporting patients from hospital hospital. They are a backup for the nine one. One system reportedly says the new job helped ease the financial burden of this shutdown still he's disappointed the country is in this position. I feel a little betrayed by politicians. You know, they take in an oath of office to serve our country. And I do the same. I got into this many years ago, and I choose to in a way serve my country. And I expect the same out of my politicians, reportedly, and the other is interviewed for this story are careful to say their views are their own not their agencies. Most also said they were uncomfortable speaking publicly, but given that this is now the longest partial shutdown in US history. They hope doing so will encourage the president and congress to resolve their differences. Jeff Brady NPR news.
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"Hutton mechanics. Berg says she's worried about federal workers missing paychecks and blames Trump. He's getting what they need just because we have one person who is kind of stomping his feet and saying I want this now, and it doesn't really seem to care about everyone who's suffering despite differing views on immigration and the wall nearly everyone. Here says they hope the shutdown is over soon. Jeff Brady NPR news. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN is visiting Beijing for fourth time in less than a year. At the invitation of China's president as NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells us this comes days after Kim warned. He may take an alternative path if the US doesn't ease sanctions. On his country. Analysts generally agree that for Kim. Visit to his nation's chief ally neighbors away to strengthen his position going into an expected. Second summit with President Trump. It could also be bet hedging lining up. Beijing support in case talks with Trump don't go. Well, South Korea is welcoming Kim's China. Visit hoping that it'll help the peace process. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reporting Kim's, visit comes as a US delegation continues talks in Beijing aimed at ending a trade war between the world's two largest economies. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street, led by industrial and internet companies oil prices continue to rally the Dow was up more than one percent. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd governor, Andrew Cuomo visited Washington DC today and told the state's congressional delegation that the shutdown of the federal government could lead to service cuts at home. MTA metropolitan transit authority loses. One hundred fifty. Million dollars a month. We have healthcare cuts that are very serious. We have cuts to the snap program. We literally poor children will have less to eat Senator Chuck Schumer also met with the delegation to update them on negotiations over President Trump's border wall. Cuomo said he hopes Trump will come to his senses.
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"Here says they hope the shutdown his over soon. Jeff Brady NPR news. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, North Korean leader, Kim Jong on is visiting Beijing for fourth time in less than a year at the invitation of China's president as NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells us this comes days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the US doesn't he sanctions on his country analysts generally agree that for Kim. Visit to his nation's chief ally in neighbors away to strengthen his position going into an expected. Second summit with President Trump. It could also be bet hedging lining up. Beijing support in case talks with Troy. Don't go. Well, South Korea is welcoming Kim's China. Visit hoping that it'll help the peace process. NPR's Anthony Kyun reporting Kim's, visit comes as a US delegation continues talks in Beijing aimed at ending a trade war between the world's two largest economies. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street, led by industrial and internet companies oil prices continue to rally the Dow was up more than one percent. You're listening to NPR news. Good afternoon. It's two thirty two. I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW a San Francisco. Federal appeals court has upheld a law that bars people in the country illegally from having guns. A three judge panel of the ninth circuit court of appeals ruled unanimously today that the law does not violate the second maneuver a second amendment right to bear firearms. The judges said immigrants who are armed and in the US illegally could pose a threat to officers who tried to remove them. They also said those immigrants are hard to monitor and have shown they don't respect the law. The Westside pavilion. Shopping mall in west L A, which has been mostly dark for months is being turned into office space and Google announced today that has taken over the whole complex case. I wish I Archie has more the ever expanding internet. Search giant Willis nearly six hundred thousand square feet of the one west side redevelopment that's the planned office campus, replacing the three storey mall on PICO boulevard, Google's fourteen year lease will begin once construction is finished which is expected to be in two thousand twenty two. There are plans for a rooftop garden deck and a direct bridge to the landmark movie theater and shops, Google has had a presence in southern California since it opened a Santa Monica office in two thousand three it expanded to Venison's binoculars building in two thousand eleven and opened offices in the former spruce goose hangar in Playa vista last October Joshua tree national park is closing this week. So officials can deal with sanitation problems and damage done by park visitors during the current federal government shutdown. The National Park Service says the park will close at eight o'clock Thursday morning. The closure follows incidence of illegal off road driving and destruction of the park's namesake Joshua trees. And angered by the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents us, the state of California in six cities are suing the block it is underway and San Francisco federal court where a plaintiff statistic professor testified that the question would lead to undercounts of Latinos and non-citizens attorney as Rosenberg says that would violate the constitution and would be costly for the city of San Jose. What's at stake is share of perhaps hundreds of thousands of not millions of federal dollars a federal funding. The department of Justice says the census bureau can prevent undercounts by making follow up visits and consulting other records. The San Francisco case is the second one to go before a federal court ruling in New York ace is expected soon. And the Dow Jones surged two hundred fifty six points today. The NASDAQ jumped seventy three points pulled up by technology, healthcare and industrial stocks stocks marketplace, we'll do the numbers at four on KCRW. It's two thousand five..
Supreme Court clears way for states to collect online sales tax – Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Gerald fishman john mcnamara then the crowd lined both sides of main street candles lit while a girl played amazing grace on the bag pipes many individual carried signs that can be seen around town read an apple strong jeff brady npr news and apple lewis maryland this is npr president trump says he plans to announce his nominee for the supreme court a week from monday on july ninth he spoke to reporters aboard air force one on his way to his new jersey golf club where he spending the weekend if confirmed trump's nominee would take the place of justice anthony kennedy who announced his retirement this week to russia the men's world copy gins play today the knockout round from now on winning teams advance losing teams are out today's matches feature two of the tournament's biggest stars as npr's tom goldman reports now the soccer gets really serious as opposed to mostly serious as it was in the round robin group stage the sixteen remaining teams include pretournament favorites brazil and spain but not germany and others considered contenders at the start like belgium france and argentina the ladder to play today's first match argentina slipped into this knockout round after underachieving early on but supplying plenty of melodrama star player messy struggled on the field while argentine legend mara dona was bizarre in the stands flashing obscene gestures and at one point requiring treatment.
Hamas Gaza leader hints at mass breach of Israel border fence as he compares Palestinians to 'starving tiger'
"He was named leader of hamas in gaza last year he gave his first press conference with the international press corps days before palestinians hold final demonstrations on the israeli border next week palestinian officials say israeli troops have killed at least forty seven palestinians in the protests critics accuse israel of excessive force israel says acted out of concern that palestinians would breach the border fence the hamas leader told reporters what's the problem with hundreds of thousands breaking through he said protesters would not be armed the hamas leader says he wants protests to pressure israel to ease a blockade imposed since the militant group in enemy of israel came to power in gaza a decade ago daniel estrin npr news gaza city it trump administration is moving forward with plans for an upcoming summit between the us and north korea the president announced today the meeting will take place in singapore on june twelfth on wall street the dow was up one hundred ninety six points this is npr news the us house has voted to revive as stalled nuclear waste facility at yuka mountain in nevada but npr's jeff brady reports the bill faces opposition in the senate the bill directs the department of energy to resume the licensing process for yucca mountain funding for the proposed storage facility was stopped in two thousand eleven during the obama administration president trump's budget included funding to restart licensing the nuclear energy industry supported the new legislation calling it overdue progress towards solving a long standing issue the federal government has an obligation to permanently dispose of spent nuclear fuel but without a place to do that it remains stored in temporary facilities around the country nevada politicians have long history of opposing yucca mountain and that state senators have out to block the bill which means it's unlikely to become law jeff brady npr news the us coast guard says it sees six tons of cocaine in the eastern pacific ocean captain.
Syria, Starbucks and Camille Higham discussed on NPR News Now
"Launched on the opcw holding emergency meeting in the hague today on the suspected chemical attack chemical attack outside damascus inspectors from the organization arrived in syria over the weekend to investigate whether banned substances were reuse us britain and france targeted three alleged chemical weapons facilities in response philadelphia protesters expected to show up again outside a starbucks this morning then peers jeff brady reports at demonstrators briefly occupied the coffee shop yesterday after a video of two black men getting arrested there was viewed by millions police say starbucks employees called officers after the men wanted to use the bathroom without buying something they were arrested for trespassing but no charges were filed and they were released organizer aco khalif wants accountability the manager of five colle also once the officers who arrested the men fired but police say they didn't do anything wrong starbucks regional vice president camille higham says the company is investigating this incident does not reflect the spirit of our brand it was an unfortunate incident and we'll be sure to make it right organizers say protests this morning or aimed at shutting down the starbucks where the arrest took place last thursday jeff brady npr news philadelphia and this is npr news former first lady barbara bush is said to be in failing health family spokesman says mrs bush has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and instead focus on comfort care barbara bush is ninety two years old kentucky governor matt bevin is apologizing for saying last week that the teacher walkout in his state led to children being sexually assaulted and others to using drugs for the first time the governor has posted a nearly four minute video on lying saying it was not his intent.
Stephen Hawking, Cambridge professor and theoretical physicist, dead at 76
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI. What is your? But that's the question REI co. Op is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips REI can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly a special congressional election in southwest. Pennsylvania remains too close to call this morning. Kathleen Davis with member station W E ASA in Pittsburgh says absentee ballots are still being counted at about one AM spokesman for Republican, Rick sa- cone told reporters, the candidate would not be making a statement as he trailed behind by about six hundred votes. This was minutes after his opponent, democrat, Connor lamb gave a victory speech at his age Q earlier in the night. Succumbed said, his campaign would fight until the end to win. This is a district that President Donald Trump won by twenty points. That's Kathleen Davis with member station W ESA the congressional seat was left open after the resignation of Republican congressman Tim Murphy. This is the day high school students across the US or planning to walk out of their classrooms. NPR's Jeff Brady says the protests come one month. After a deadly shooting at a high school in south Florida. The protests will last seventeen minutes. One minute for each victim of the shooting at Marjory stoneman Douglas high school and Silverton Oregon students say they're event will be a silent protest, but senior Elijah rock check atop says, fellow students have already been talking in the community about limiting access to guns. We've made our message very clear and that message is that we want safer schools, but the way we believe in doing that is having less access to guns in schools rather than more. Some students could face penalties for walking out of class, though many school administrators have said students won't be punished as long as they return when the seventeen minutes is over Jeff Brady NPR news, the children of world renowned physicist, Stephen hawking, or describing their father as a great scientist and an extraordinary man hawking died today in Cambridge, England at age, seventy six NPR's. Joe palca says, hawking live for more than fifty years with the disease usually considered fatal. Stephen hawking was. Born on January eighth nineteen. Forty two at the age of twenty one. He was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, better known in America as a L S or Lou Gehrig's disease doctors estimated he had two years to live, although his illness kept him in a wheelchair and made him unable to speak. He nonetheless defied expectations and established a reputation as one of the world's great physicists making key contributions about the nature of black holes and the basic physical laws of the universe. He spent his professional career at the university of Cambridge in England. Hocking had puckish sense of humor appearing as himself in the cartoon programs futurama and the Simpsons as well as on the TV series Star Trek. The next generation, his book, a brief history of time was a bestseller. Joe palca NPR news, Washington areas of New England or digging out from two feet of snow. The national weather service says dairy, New Hampshire received twenty five inches from this latest storm to hit the northeast. This is NPR news from Washington. The parents of a slain Democratic Party staffer are suing the Fox News channel over a retracted story from last may it linked the dead man to leaks of thousands of party emails. NPR's David Folkenflik reports on the federal lawsuit filed by the parents of Seth rich. This story claimed investigators had linked Seth rich to the democratic emails posted publicly by WikiLeaks during the twenty sixteen campaign. The story also strongly suggested Rich's death might have been tied to those emails though Washington DC police force says it believes the murder was a botched robbery and US intelligence agencies attribute the hack two people working on behalf of the Russian government FOX retracted. The story after now cry from people, including the stories chief named source. But there has been no apology, no explanation and no punishment known for those involved reporter melas Imerman remains at the network. She's a defendant in the lawsuit, too. So said brutality, a Trump supporter who helped to orchestrate the story behind the scenes box news. Headed at no comment due to the fact that was pending litigation, David Folkenflik, NPR news, New York. There's a clemency hearing today in Georgia for a death row inmate sect for set for execution. Tomorrow Carlton, Gary's lawyers say newly discovered. Evidence proves he did not kill three women in Columbus in nineteen seventy seven, Gary is known as the stocking strangler. He would be the first inmate put to death in the state. This year. It's been a down day for stocks in Asia and all say, investors were reacting to President Trump's decision to fire secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the political uncertainty it might bring. I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington.