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Trump says he's going back to the White House tonight

The Takeaway

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Trump says he's going back to the White House tonight

"Physician, giving an update at Walter Reed Medical Center. Hey would not say when the president's last negative Covad test was, he would not say what the president's chest X rays looked like. But he did confirm that the president is going to be leaving Walter Reed. And going back to the White House tonight after many days in the hospital. I'm Jeremy Hobson. This is special coverage from NPR news. And I'm

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"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And you are. I'm Jeremy Hobson. I'm Tanya. Mostly it's here and now in a moment, we'll get to the latest on that explosion yesterday in Beirut that killed more than 100 people and injured thousands. But first we're joined by one of the top Democrats in the House of Representatives as Congress continues to try and reach a deal to provide more assistance to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and who last Friday lost a $600 weekly lifeline from the federal government. House Majority leader Steny Hoyer joins us Now He's at home in Maryland on the best phone connection he could find after Tropical storm say Yes. Knocked out his power leader. Hoyer, thank you for being here. Thank you very much. Glad to be with you. Well, will there be a deal by the end of this week? Talking, doubtful that there'd be a deal by the end of the week. I talked to the speaker yesterday. I think both sides have put forward what their belief is that needs to be done. We spent a lot of time in putting the heroes act together. You know we're going to see whether or not the Senate will come to a point where they can agree to need the problems. There may be difference in numbers that maybe difference in specifics, but we need to move forward. Unfortunately. The Senate Republicans are deeply divided party on and they do not have a consensus on what they want to Dio. McConnell is essentially not engaged in the negotiations. And so it's very difficult, but I've given to the members assurance that they will get 24 hours notice. Obviously, as we are getting later in this day, that's gonna be hard to unemployment benefits have been a major sticking point here. You've said before that it's not $600 a week or bust. You'd be willing to negotiate, Senator Schumer says. It's not Negotiable. Now the speaker is saying Democrats are open to tying it to the unemployment rate, where Democrats on this issue right now. Well, I think what speaker has done and what Schumer have done and what I said in that same interview that's going from 602 100 cold. Turkey was not good for the economy and certainly not good for the families that are Surviving and being helped. However, there are other components that are equally critical dealing with state and local governments. They hire teachers. There are police there are fire they hire sanitation workers and so many other critical employees. Necessary to confront the economic and health problems that are confirming the American people. Are Republicans moving on that issue leader? We're a republic because they didn't want any money for state local It States very groped. The economy would be very badly damaged, and we would go into a deep depression were having struggling now and the only thing that's kept us afloat as we passed this fork over 19 bills, this being the fifth the Heroes Act. Republicans are ignoring the problem. The president said Just yesterday. I think when he was asked, What do you think about 1000 people dying? His response was it is what it is. I don't know what that means. The Republicans, both in the White House and in the Congress have not lead on this issue We have in the House of represents. We've done what we should have done. We did it 2.5 months ago, and the Republicans have done nothing since to come up with an alternate that they that they can pass. The Senate Republicans have said very similar things about Democrats that they don't believe that you're negotiating with them. I want to play you a message from Nathan Connor in Milwaukee who has been unemployed for months. He's living in a motel at this point with his six year old daughter, and I asked him what his message is for Congress. Here's what he said. If they're not in a position where they have to ration out, which I think about which meal they're going to skip throughout the week so they could make sure that it doesn't have to miss a meal. You know, until they do that they should not be bickering back and forth. They need to be together, helping us all. What is your response to him? He's absolutely right. You know when you say the Republicans messages say we passed a bill Now we can't act for the Senate. The Senate has not done its job. But you know, I don't know what they could say. We passed a bill. We think that Bill meets that gentleman's problems and the problems of millions and millions of other Americans. Unemployment needs to be done. We are for that. The Senate said it sport If that's the only thing you do, you will not have confronted the issues that need to be confronted, and that's what we have done. And we're waiting for a substance offer to be put on the table to meet all of the problems, not just one of the promise because we're convinced If we do just unemployment. Senators and the Republican Party and the president going to walk away from the table. You know, we want to talk about number of lower number. We did 3.4 trillion. We think that's the number that's necessary, but They have a note lower number, So be it. We may solve only some of the problems way saw, but only for a short period of time. But having said that we really have not gotten a substance offer. Let me finally askyou one question Last night, longtime Democratic congressman Lacy Clay lost his primary to a progressive candidate Corey Bush. This is not the first loss recently by a Democratic incumbent to a more progressive Candidate. What message? Do you as the leader of the Democrats in the house? Take away from that? Look, that was I don't think there is a message to be drawn from that race..

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"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Jeremy Hobson is here and now the White House is warning that code nineteen could get worse in the U. S. in the months ahead here's what has traded visor Peter Navarro speaking on CNN we are filling the stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall we're doing everything we can beneath the surface working as hard as we possibly can meanwhile nearly half of all states are currently seeing increases in cases several states had record increases over the weekend including Florida and Texas so far about a hundred and twenty thousand people in the US have died Mercedes Carthon as an epidemiologist and vice chair of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University she joins us now thanks for being here thank you very much what I know it's difficult to make sense of a lot of what's going on because a lot of data coming in in a lot we don't know but from what you can see give us the big picture here what what are you seeing in terms of the spread of new cases and do you think that the spikes we're seeing are a result of businesses in public spaces re opening yes you know what the trends that we're seeing right now are what we anticipated would happen as we return to circulating in society the reason we closed down in March was really to prevent the rapid increase in cases that we have seen ever since Kobe hit our shores and what we're seeing now is that instead of the slow burn that we've had for months those states that have opened up and who have been open for the longest period of time are seeing increases in the number of cases and unfortunately these patterns do follow what happened over in Asia and in Europe when states began their re opening plan are you encouraged by the fact that many of the people who are getting sick now are younger and we know that younger people in general don't die from covered nineteen it near the rate of people let's say over sixty or over seventy well I'm never encouraged to hear that more people are becoming infected however I will certainly agree with the point that the likelihood that the outcomes will be good certainly higher than when medically fragile or older adults contract disease there are two reasons why we're seeing increases in the prevalence of young people contracting disease the first reason is simply that young people are now eligible for testing and so from that perspective we are able to identify and actually count those young adults the second reason that we see an increase in young people being diagnosed is that because younger adults or those who are quite often in the work force providing not only essential roles but also staffing many different types of businesses those individuals are out in the population more thus increasing their likelihood of contracting co that when it comes to the issue of testing as usual we're getting mixed messages from the White House about this Peter Navarro said that the White House is preparing for trouble in the fall president trump said at a rally that he actually wanted less testing here he was in Tulsa over the weekend when you do testing to that extent you can find more people.

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"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:39 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR and WBUR I'm Jeremy Hobson and robin young it's here and now and there may be a big step forward in the fight against cove in nineteen a team of researchers from the university of Oxford in England says they've discovered the first drug that reduces deaths by a third in the sickest of covert patients no matter her birth has been reporting on this far apart is its staff the health and medicine publication and that we know the drugs already in the market it's a steroid what is it what does it do this is actually a pretty old drug called dexamethasone and the use here is in patients who are in the hospital are on oxygen are on ventilators and it does it didn't do anything and people who didn't meet those criteria but in that situation is a lot of information going on because the disease in the long it appears based on the limited information we have this really worked very well in this study in not just reducing the information but saving lives we know that room disappear has been successfully shortening infections but this is about a claim of saving lives now we want to say as you write it to go one day the public health researcher tweeted out after all the retractions and walk backs it's unacceptable to tout study results by press release without releasing the paper this paper from Oxford has not been released or peer reviewed this is just a press release and he might be referring to hydroxy core Quinn which also reduced inflammation in arthritis but hasn't proven effective against covert nineteen so why do researchers say this is like what is the critical thing is it just how much it reduces inflammation there are a lot of drugs that reduce inflammation but the question is when you put into a clinical trial and you randomly assigned people to get the drugs or controlled that's very important the studies that were retracted were observational studies were you weren't assigning people at random you're looking at what happened when you decide to give people drugs that's much less reliable so this study is eleven thousand five hundred patients from a hundred and seventy five hospitals in the United Kingdom and they were given either regular care or one of several different drugs one of them was hydroxy Corp in which the same study said showed no benefit another was dexamethasone now that said we have none of the details the we have two lines on this essentially that they were all excited about it we're pretty sure we can trust but obviously doctors would like to have the whole six page journal article look at what happened in all the subgroups and one of the side effects and we don't know any of that yeah well we do know you start to say the number of people in the study and we know that it randomly assigned a couple thousand of them this dexamethasone once a day about four thousand others did not have it and those who did have it there has the report concluded us that they were third fewer deaths now you go on to say that this means that when you reduce the death rate for instance of someone you know on a ventilator by thirty five percent that means doctors have to treat eight ventilated patients in order to have that one success is not everybody survived right although I have to say in the years of covering clinical trials that's one of the best number needed to treat I've ever seen that's a really good number right and and we have no idea what the side effects might be or the downside might be because again this is in such early stages what what what what are the next steps now that it's been used in the U. K. will it be used in the US so I would expect that once these results are out this would be broadly used the U. K. is saying you know same day they said that they would start using in hospitalized patients yeah and again trying to get out why it would be effective for the most sick we are to save lives but not for people who aren't that sick yet you're right about the way this particular virus attacks the lungs acute respiratory distress syndrome ards that might have something to do with it yes so there's I mean this is true in a lot of illnesses that there's kind of the the infection starts going in early on you want to treat the infection in a lot of these situations what doctors actually want to do with these very sick patients is turn the immune system down that is actually the immune system that's doing some of the damage and so that's what all of these anti inflammatory drugs that have been in trials for covert nineteen were expected to do this is a really big benefit this really is substantial well think this cross Matt Harper with our partners at stat the health medicine publication Matt thank you thank you well if you have had a virtual doctor's appointment in the last few months instead of an in person one you know things have changed in the world of health care because of the pandemic the telehealth boom though is just one of those things for more we're joined by Kaiser health news chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner hi Julie hi Jeremy well let's start with telehealth is it here to stay even once for all vaccinated and comfortable going back into the doctor's office in person well it certainly looks like it one expert told me that the genie is not going back into the bottle telehealth has really taken off in the past couple of months is so many physical offices were forced to close and for a lot of medical visits it's more convenient for both patients and practitioners the big question of course is how much those visits are eventually going to cost and who's gonna pay for it for.

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KQED Radio

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Jeremy Hobson coming up we'll talk about the protest movement with the highest ranking African American in Congress Jim Clyburn who says people should stop saying de fund the police when you start two people and you've got a problem we'll see what we mean and then me and what we say also we debunk a rumor about adults and masks for children under two should not be made to wear them we become hypoxic and hyper card that means low oxygen in the blood and hyper card the endings high carbon dioxide levels of toxic and travel may be at a standstill but not for the coop scientists tracked their seventy five hundred mile migration coming up the news is first live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi saying president trump has signed an executive order calling for changes in policing nationwide following weeks of civil rights protests he says the order calls for greater transparency and tracks officers with the history of abusive behavior in the field many believe that proper training might have prevented the tragic deaths of Antoine rose and balsam he John as part of this new credentialing process show calls will be banned except if an officer's life is at risk but civil rights advocates say trump's order doesn't go far enough they're demanding sweeping overhaul of police departments that many argue are steeped in systemic racial bias that has led to far greater use of excessive force in black and brown communities than predominantly white communities meanwhile the GOP led Senate Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing today on policing reform since George Floyd's death the Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day and peers cloudy Getty Seles reports civil rights activists and police chiefs are scheduled to testify in all the committee will hear from nearly a dozen witnesses the hearing comes ahead of Senate Republican plans to unveil legislation addressing the policing system Tim Scott the lone black GOP Republican in the Senate is leading a group crafting a law enforcement reform bill the legislation does not include outright bans the focus is on training and reporting requirements to address choke holds no knock warrants and cops with misconduct records house Democrats say they're preparing proposal which includes several outright bans of chokeholds another practices for a vote later this month citing the silence NPR news Washington the commerce department says retail sales soared in may compared to April jumping seventeen point seven percent that's due to states and cities re opening businesses and piers Alina Selyukh reports it's one mark in what's expected to be a long economic recovery the big upswing in may follows a historic collapse that retail sales sign March and in April when spending nosedived in people avoided outings for food and shopping especially for clothes and furniture in may those categories so huge boost as more stores reopened people got their tax refunds and coronavirus financial assistance and we're eager to go outside with optimism that the worst of the pandemic was over but it's important to note that sales are still down more than six percent from a year earlier people are still spending much less than a year ago on clothing and electronics at gas stations restaurants and department stores one of the exceptions as online shopping which has continues to grow Alina Selyukh NPR news the Dow is up more than two percent since the open this is NPR news bye from KQED news on Paul land court federal officials announced last hour than an Air Force sergeant who allegedly shot and killed a Santa Cruz sheriff's deputy also killed a federal law enforcement officer in Oakland weeks earlier Stephen curry has been jailed in the ambush killing of Santa Cruz sheriff's sergeant Damon guts Wyler and the wounding of four other officers he was charged today in the shooting death of security officer Dave Underwood outside the federal courthouse in Oakland during a protest that took place in late may the F. B. I. says a second suspect has been arrested on allegations he helped Correo the California legislature has passed a state budget but that does not mean the spending discussion is over KQ weedy politics reporter Katie Orr explains state lawmakers have met their constitutionally required responsibility of passing a balanced budget by June fifteenth but Senate leader Toni Atkins acknowledge the legislature is still negotiating with governor Gavin Newsom over exactly how to close a projected fifty four billion dollar budget deficit brought on by the covert nineteen pandemic just as we didn't agree with every detail of the governor's proposal he has not yet agreed to every detail of the budget the legislature is passing today Newsom's proposal includes fourteen billion dollars in cuts that would take effect next month unless the state gets more money from the federal government the legislature is proposing similar cuts but would give national lawmakers more time in Sacramento I'm Katie or KQED news there's more at KQED news dot org I'm Paul Lang court.

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KQED Radio

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"WBUR I'm Jeremy Hobson as the economic fallout from covered nineteen continues to worsen many countries are extending their financial support for workers in industries in the UK for example the chancellor said today that the government will continue to pay for a lot of workers salaries up to eighty percent through October here in the US for still waiting to find out if more government support is coming and if so what it will look like but the politics are not turning out to be all that predictable the St Louis public radio's Jason Rosenbaum reports Missouri senator Josh Hawley a conservative Republican has a plan that would dramatically increase the federal government's role in solving the employment crisis here's how Holly's plan would work companies affected by Kobe nineteen could have the federal government cover a big chunk of employees income which Holly says could be up to fifty thousand dollars per employee Holly says the idea which many European countries are using to deal with the economic fallout from covet nineteen deliver certainty for employees and employers people are getting stir crazy to want to go back to work but they're also willing to do their part to break the back of this health epidemic people being able to say you know what even if I am told I cannot physically go to work I mean it like that but if I know I'm gonna have my job did you know that makes a little difference while not as generous Holly's plan is in line with what a number of Democrats have also proposed it's not the first time that Holly who was elected to the Senate in twenty eighteen on a socially conservative platform has broken ranks with the GOP on economic policy for example the former Missouri Attorney General has also set his sights on YouTube Facebook and Twitter saying the tech companies are too big and powerful I'm all for the free market but the free market depends on free and fair competition and my worry is that that is not what we have now that we have these companies that have grown so huge that they're exerting monopoly power market concentration that policy agenda doesn't always resonate with conservative activists like Carl beard and he's the head of the group United for Missouri patients would bring the price up some good issues but governments the solution people really trust question but for others Holly's reframing of economic issues could be the start of a new kind of populism for Republicans Jennifer was a Missouri born political consultant who helps run senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign to make an impact in the world's most deliberative body you've got to have a little gumption and and be a little rambunctious row also says that while some of Holly's proposals may not sit well with corporate CIOS they do resonate with a big slice of the GOP base he certainly is stirring debate from his kind of trust busting mentality that he has towards big business that is a part of the Republican electorate that is active is energized whether Holly's ideas including his jobs proposal will make it far is an open question Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans have balked at the idea of expensive new initiatives in the next phase of coronavirus legislation Holly is unfazed we're not gonna have an economy to open up if nobody has jobs my own view is as we shift towards recovery is moving towards economic recovery our focus needs to be on jobs Holly added that the best case for ambitious proposals could be the tens of millions of people out of work many of whom are looking for Congress to act for NPR news I'm Jason Rosenbaum St Louis and you're listening to here and now you can't do many kinds of coronavirus tests without a simple Swami swans are not part of the federal stockpile of medical supplies and months ago Washington's governor urged the president to use his power to produce more and he did not agree with that assessment and we lost weeks frankly now the White House is playing catch up is it too late on the next morning edition from NPR news find out tomorrow morning edition KQ weedy news three AM.

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90.3 KAZU

12:35 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"I'm Jeremy Hobson the corona viruses forced many people to work from home but will they ever go back even when it's safe to do so proving our capabilities and working remotely and the attitude is changing so absolutely I think there's no turning back now you're gonna see major changes moving forward that and the latest news on corona virus next time on here and you're in now Wednesday morning at ten on ninety point three K. AZ you this is one day I'm Sasha Ann Simons in Washington it happened via tweet president trump says he'll sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States he cited quote the attack from the invisible enemy as well as the need to protect the jobs of our great American citizens president trump offered no clear plan about how this band might be enforced that's where we want to start today later we have a different immigration story to share when we talk to author and one time stand up comedian so pan deb but first let's bring in how mad early Izzy's who covers immigration for buzzfeed news Ahmed welcome to one day thank you for having me of course tell us what does this tweet actually mean you know just because the president tweeted this last night as anyone just going to spring into action I'm mad or you know what have you been hearing about how this might actually be enforced I mean it is just it just like we say we have no idea any details on how the US would enforce such a such a ban you know it's important to know that the immigration system as a whole has already slowed down quite a bit during the pandemic including entry bans for many current countries including parts of Europe refugee admissions are being suspended visa processing and interviews at embassies and consulates across the world being canceled U. S. C. I. S. the the agency that provides immigration benefits has actually had its office is closed to the public for several weeks and then on Monday the administration extended an order by the NCDC that bans the entry of those who crossed into the country without authorization which is actively participate on the southern border so a lot has already happened you know if the administration targets and blocks the admission of new green cards that would be a big change in policy and would certainly reshape who was allowed to stay in the country indefinitely but at this point but we just have no details Eric writes to us on Facebook Eric says this is just red meat for trump's followers visa applications are already suspended and the borders are already closed this is absolutely meaningless also how many in your story last night you wrote that in order the trump administration extended on Monday quote effectively bars asylum at the southern border and has led to U. S. officials quickly deporting immigrant children apprehended alone so is this an indicator that the trump administration has already barred most forms of an immigration I know you just mentioned about the slow downs but really trying to just get to the root of what is so different about last night's tweet well again I mean we we we we are waiting and this is just such a part of the yeah the trump administration this experience yeah this is this is a president who tweeted last summer about a the ice operation targeting families that was unknown to the public that because a lot of panic this is this is really par for the course and you know springing on a big policy changes through tweets without any details now we obviously like I said there's a lot of changes to the immigration system during the pandemic and even before that but if they work to targets green cards for family members or employment based immigration these are areas where immigration restrictions have calls for the administration to take more action and if the order were to include you know your blocks on these these areas of the system I think it would be definitely a big change and and certainly a big deal but we still now and just so it's clear you know what was the process like for immigrating to the U. S. during this crisis it wasn't really possible I mean again I mean it's been really difficult because the either the the embassies and consulates have basically suspended all normal visa services and the embassies and consulates and air travel obviously is slow down so yeah the system as a whole is really come to a halt is this a way for the trump administration to just blame some really restrictive policies on the pandemic this is really been immigration is been the focus of the the president since the day he announced he was running for president swords are in the office so this is this is something immigration this topic is something the president turns to time and time again to to rally his base to you know show that he's coming you know accomplishing the things that he promised during his campaign so it's no surprise that he would turn to this right now during a pandemic when there's a lot of criticism about how his administration handled this issue want to get your response time add to this email from ray ray rights limiting the number of people in the U. S. as a sensible move keep in mind that we do not have enough certified testing kits to manage the virus among our own populace the logistics of testing and quarantining people would burden our current resources what's your response to that well you know that's certainly one perspectives you know that the country another perspective perhaps of being in the country relies on immigrant workers you know to answer your dinner the shields are providing the food supply that we all rely on and there are you know many immigrant medical professionals providing you know much needed care in hospitals so you know there's there's definitely many many sides in this issue but something better is just the the impact of immigrants to the country as far as not being the at the medical system and the other three processing system all right let's move on we want to talk also about conditions for current detainees inside ice detention facilities first can you just tell us does this order have any implications for them for detainees no not at this point it doesn't seem like anything is targeting ice detainees arise operations within the country as of now there are at least one hundred reported cases of covert nineteen inside these facilities some reporting suggests that number could be higher to combat the effects of the pandemic ice has released nearly seven hundred detainees who they designate as vulnerable the population inside these detention centers is now the lowest it has been during the trump administration so how may just give us some more of your inside knowledge here what have you been hearing from your sources about the conditions inside of these detention facilities for it not just the detainees but also for the employees sure so you know actually the number of detainees have tested positive at this point has jumped to two hundred and twenty there have been outbreaks in disabilities and buffalo New York as well as parts of Texas and California the situation inside detention centers from the beginning of this pandemic it really has been incredibly tense detainees are panicking they're worried they they are able to watch the news they're able to see what's going on in the outside world and they understand that social distancing really isn't an option within these facilities so there's been hunger strikes protests and you know allegations of a lack of soap or hand sanitizer you know that the facility is not being cleans yeah this is a really really tense within these facilities I mean any even before the covert nineteen outbreak you've done reporting on the medical care that's available for detainees you know to begin with can you tell us about the level of care that sick people are actually able to get when they're inside a detention facility right well you know I use the important thing to note here is that ice relies on a private prison companies and county jails to hold most of its detainees most of the thirty two thousand Warren in ice custody so you know to that end it also relies on you know a private or public contractors to provide medical care I just the ice overseas some of this care and provided directly in some cases but there's already been a lot of criticism about that the care that's been provided before this pandemic in December we reported on a DHS memo that documented a whistleblower's claims that detainees had been given incorrect medication suffered delays in treating withdrawal symptoms and one man who was allowed to become so mentally unstable he lacerated his own **** and required surgery yeah it and then in March we reported on a separate memo from two thousand nineteen outlining issues with the detention center in New Mexico the details how immigrants were exposed to poor sanitation and quarantine cracks that practices during a chicken pox and mumps outbreak in that you know it the DHS investigators who was at this facility start immigrants in one unit that they were not up to the unit was not appropriately cleaned and sanitized actually contributing to the spread of infectious diseases doesn't sound like the two equipped to handle a large outbreak of covert nineteen I'm just wondering how met and thinking of what you just revealed to us you what in the world is stopping ice from just letting most people inside these facilities go if there's a danger of an outbreak right well you know from ISIS perspectives you know they cite the fact that you know there are people in custody who have criminal records they deem them to be public safety threats they deem them to be flight risks to you know is Lloyd immigration authorities but but advocates really saying that there needs to be way more done to prevent indeed these outbreaks to to release people released more people with underlying medical conditions people over fifty really trying to pare down this detention system so that you know people are states of course we'll have to wait and see not much context given to us with that tweet last night you know live your rights to us as well she says the virus is here I don't know what he thinks this is going to accomplish in reference to president trump a mentally Izzy's covers immigration for buzzfeed news Ahmed thanks so much for joining us thank you for having me coming up New York times reporter and author sopan deb spent much of his life at a distance from his parents that all changed with a few fateful stand up sets and a trip to India and Sasha and Simons you're listening to one day from W. A. M. U. and NPR the following is a test of ninety point three key easy use emergency alert system equipment.

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04:15 min | 2 years ago

"jeremy hobson" Discussed on KQED Radio

"B. Y. R. I'm Jeremy Hobson despite the recent concerns about the economic effects of the corona virus the US economy keeps humming along the labor department reported Friday that employers added two hundred and twenty five thousand jobs last month continuing a record setting run of monthly job growth that has lasted more than nine years the unemployment rate ticked up to three point six percent but remains very low and stock prices are still near record highs but that is not the whole story Derek Thompson is senior editor at the Atlantic and he joins us from Washington as he does each Monday how Derek Hey Jeremy so what is the other side of the economic story a distinction that you sometimes hear from economists is that there's a difference between rates and levels and that sense technical but it's very very important so something like wages for example the waitress can you growing the rate can be positive but a lot of people still might not have enough money to afford basic essentials like medicine insurance housing that is the level is low and right now what I see with the economy is that the rate of improvement is really good is really steady but because we're coming out of not only a great recession but also not a great few decades the level of of people's ability to afford essentials is still too low and who are those people because as we've talked about many people who voted for president trump in twenty sixteen felt that they had been left out of the economic recovery after the Great Recession who is being left behind since trump selection let's take two categories so first millennials wages and stocks are rising but when the federal reserve recently surveyed the economic condition of the millennial generation that is Americans between say eighteen and their upper thirties they summed up millennial circumstances in seven words lower earnings fewer assets and less wealth for most Americans the most important source of their wealth is their home but home ownership is considerably lower for younger Americans among younger black Americans homeownership has fallen to a sixty year low that's millennials but it's not just young people look at white working class men who tend to be the bulk of trump's support the share of white men in their forties and fifties were working today is actually lower than it was in two thousand seven these are men in their prime working years and they're less likely to be employed full time and they were just thirteen years ago so again the rate of improvement might be high but were working from a low level how unusual is it to have the strong top level economic indicators at the same time that as you say the daily lives of so many Americans seem to be either getting worse or at least not getting better yeah it's a great question and I hate that there is a simple word for strong top level indicators that don't reflect the daily lives of many Americans that word is inequality is everybody makes the exact amount of money the average tells you the whole story it tells you exactly how much money people are making and how their wages are rising inequality in the population is high in the average doesn't tell you the whole story at all because it tells you how the very rich are doing how the merely rich you're doing but also it might leave out the fact that the poor are falling behind we're starting from a very low level and that's why I think it's so important in economy with this level of inequality the kind of inequality that we've had not just since trump was elected not just into bomber was elected really that's been growing for the last thirty thirty five years it's always so important to look at the other side of the story Derek Thompson senior editor at the Atlantic Derek thank you thank you it's here now following the model in the Iowa caucuses Democrats have moved on to New Hampshire where some candidates are calling for unity we have one in that it in November and to do that we're going to have to pull our parties together who will emerge as the front runners and can the party avoid another vote counting to buckle that's on the next morning edition from NPR news the.

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05:25 min | 2 years ago

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"R. I'm Jeremy Hobson the twenty twenty census begins tomorrow in remote sections of Alaska the rest of the country will start submitting census forms in mid March but the census ad campaign is already well under way with TV spots like this one that shows a series of children talking about counting got cancelled the twenty twenty cents isn't complicated and April first maybe every Friday night media analyst John Carroll joins us now with more on this hi John Hey German so this ad campaign has three distinct phases how does a breakout according to a census bureau press release this first phase is the education and awareness there's a run through mid March then there is that what they call the motivation slash participation participation phase which is trying to get people to actually answer the questionnaire either by online by phone by mail and then finally there is the follow up non response phase where they which will coincide with census takers going out door to door to try to get households to respond to haven't already at the campaign is estimated to cost between two hundred and two hundred fifty million dollars which is comparable to the ad budget back in twenty ten the last time they did the senses but there are significant differences in other areas right phone for one thing the allocation of money has shifted in twenty ten eight percent of the budget went to digital ads this time around it's thirty percent consequently TV has been cut it was forty four percent back in twenty ten is now forty percent of the budget and one of the reasons they're spending so much on digital is because they want a fifty five percent online response from the public which means filling out the census forms online are there going to be Superbowl ads this time around no Superbowl ad this time there was one in twenty two thousand there was one in twenty ten they say it's not an effective use of taxpayer dollars what you will see is more hyper local advertising like a gas stations bus stops that kind of thing that one of the big issues that has come up is that there's been concern in some communities after the census bureau tried and failed to put that citizenship question on the census form there's fear that some people might not want to give information to census takers because they think it could be used against them is there anything in the ad campaign that addresses those fears well according to ad age magazine the ads directed at the Latino community are designed to alleviate concerns about government misuse of data here's part of one of those spots in which a new arrival to the U. S. as a couple of friends if it isn't dangerous to fill out the census but I'm not I see the sinuses not at all I was just like you ten years ago I filled it out and look at me I'm still here your personal information can't be shared with ice nor with the police don't worry okay so that ad is out there that's going to run on national TV and online for two months this spring but it's the only spot that will specifically addressed concerns about immigration and customs enforcement and potential these for deportation yeah it's a bit of a surprise because there are over a thousand print digital radio and TV ad you would think that they would devote a few more to to this topic to alleviate those concerns the ads are supposed to reach ninety nine percent of American households a multiple times but this time around there only in thirteen different languages they were in twenty eight different languages back in twenty ten so that might be a cause of concern for some people as well right well this is a story we will continue to follow as the census process gets underway officially in Alaska tomorrow John Carroll media analyst for your no thank you thank you you're listening to your if you were Americans are dying in hospitals and more of them are spending their final days in familiar surroundings but I think people aren't prepared for all the effort that it takes to give someone a good death the challenges facing families that are providing that type of care also we'll have the latest from the Senate is president trump's impeachment trial gets under way on the next morning edition morning edition tomorrow three AM to nine AM and then live coverage the impeachment trial at nine o'clock I'm Jack let be ours the forties in China say they have confirmed human to human transmission of a new coronavirus lorises infected more than two hundred people in the country it is now spread to the capital Beijing and South Korea reported its first case of the disease earlier today after forty six straight days of strikes many workers on the Paris metro are back on the job today eleven of the city's sixteen subway lines are back to normal the highest level of service since early December workers across the country have been striking to protest proposed pension reforms the International Monetary Fund says it expects world economic growth to speed up over the next two years the IMF says reduce trade tensions and low interest rates will see global growth increase from two point nine percent last year more than three percent this year and next you're listening to here now in Washington history is in the making and.

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"B. O. R. I'm Jeremy Hobson back in twenty fourteen I got to introduce you to a couple of very special people in my life K. Evans and her mother Betty ESR I've known them both since around the time I learned to walk and talk in my home town of Urbana Illinois when I visited in twenty fourteen Betty was celebrating her one hundredth birthday in K. through her party ask Betty what her secret to a long life was in addition to regular exercise she told me I don't stress with my life I I singles are as I say go with the flow I don't get upset about things and I think I'm sort of easy going and that that I don't let things disturb me the fact that I can't drive anymore I know I don't have as much independence as I did but I and I know that I have somebody that's taking care of me and we'll get me wherever I need to be and I just don't worry about things that somebody taking care of Betty was her daughter Kay who also took care of me my brothers and sisters and many of our friends she ran a home daycare center becoming a surrogate mom for many or banner children when I visited came Betty in twenty fourteen they were together as they were much of the time actually she's my best friend I think somehow maybe other than my husband I guess I got a I better say I got it well and you go and you you exercise with her as well yeah we we go together and that's that's good because it gets me there for sure to and we go out to eat together we've traveled she's traveled a lot with us to it when she was a little younger yeah she traveled on our own we'll bury ESR died in twenty seventeen at the age of a hundred and two and sadly last Saturday K. passed away as well at seventy seven after a battle with cancer I called up one of case best friends Diane Marlon who moved into the house next door to Kay and her husband Graham back in nineteen seventy seven we were first neighbors then we became friends and then and then we were family and so they've been our Urbana family for forty three years one of the for first word that comes to mind when I think of her is selfless because she always cared so much about other people and and sort of taught me why that was so important she was one of the helpers she was one of the care givers and she did she took care of her family her mother her husband her children and she took care of other people's children and she loved them all the same now Diane marlin is the mayor of our band and I asked her what she takes with her into that job that she learned from K. I take with me just about everything I do is case part of me learning to listen to people I think you have to be just relentlessly positive if you're going to be in a position like this and I try to look for the good in everything it's sometimes hard to find the right words to say about someone close to you so I asked about case favorite songs which included the music of West Side Story he was the show she saw with her husband Graham on their first date they married in nineteen sixty six and Graham is at her funeral today.

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"From NPR in W. B. O. R. I'm Jeremy Hobson at merry Christmas it's here and now and we start the hour with a woman who is celebrating her first Christmas with her family in sixteen years to Nisha banister was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to sell fifty grams of crack and five kilos of cocaine back in two thousand four but she got a second chance earlier this year when she was released under a new federal law called the first step act it was designed to address harsh sentencing laws that packed America's prisons during the war on drugs and it has so far freed around three thousand former federal inmates to Nisha **** joins us from South Carolina public radio in Colombia thanks for joining us and merry Christmas thank you America responds to you also and what are you doing for Christmas this year this is the first time you've been out of jail for Christmas in years it is such exciting time of my life to be able to sit down at a table and with family and friends out there for so long and enjoy Christmas with them and my two year old grand son is just so filling this undesirable and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world what was it like to get out after all those years oh my god this is such a relief not just to myself but to my family and friends you know because as you know things trickle down when things happen to one person in the family such as myself it was like my family was doing time with me so it was great relief and the way it happened it couldn't have been in a better than it did I got immediate release on may first and wow it was Justin also fill in I'm just grateful for the first day back and the ones that plate intricate part in making it happen you were released along with some three thousand other former federal inmates who are also going to be free this holiday season yes yes and as a matter of fact was the first and only one that was released for the first day back in Bryan Texas where I will serve in the ending of mops and and was anyone waiting for you when you got on that day actually no because when the judge Simon order around one thirty that day I had to be going by four o'clock that camera same day so it was like they had to give me a bus ticket I had the pack you know and just just leave out only had time to call my mom and my keys to inform them of the great news and basically I was out the door and what was the first thing that you wanted to do on the other side I feel like I want to kiss the ground is is like the different air that you breathe on the outside and yeah I just wanted to be able to call my key is on interrupted buff a beep or a fifteen minute phone call you know in just to catch up in and bask in the glory and and the joy that I was feeling and I can feel from them from other release so let's talk about what it's been like for you over the last many months to readjust you're back home in Columbia South Carolina have you been able to find a job yes actually I started doing one here immediately because while incarcerated I got certification in cosmetology and also a personal trainer so I came out doing here and didn't find it too interested in and it was a lot of things that happen when it came to my licensure for South Carolina verses where I'm certified in Florida so I started doing PCA work PCA meaning personal care assistant help care for the elderly and the disabled huh and you're enjoying that I am because it's such a great feeling to be able to help someone after so long because if it wasn't for the ones that fall and help the calls while I was incarcerated I wouldn't be here given this interview today what's the hardest part of readjusting band for you because a lot of people who get out after a long time behind bars have a very difficult time finding work for example it is it is especially when you don't have that support because as you know when you go away to prison and use been a significant time away from your family and loved ones when you return to society in the household you left is no more because things change you know family members die children grow older and become one of themselves and they're not the same eight and ten year old that you Love versus coming back home to a twenty five and a twenty six year old so that was something that I'm still trying to wrap my head around it I'm not talking about talking to or dealing with young children dealing with young adults now and we're often sometimes stigmatize about our pays in you know it can be hard because it's not that we come out sat and look for hand out we only sometimes need that handle in the right direction you know just to be given that chance to be productive in society which I know myself and I can speak for others are happy to do after being incarcerated for so long you know make instance on dollars and then coming home be able to provide for yourself provide for your loved ones to work on his job to live a decent life I find great joy in that and you know a lot of people don't have that the help that's needed you know to help you get a great back in society and it's the small things their resources is not there especially here in Columbia South Carolina where I'm located what's your relationship with your kids like now after so many years being behind bars and now seeing them as much older people as as you said you know they're not they're not really kids anymore exactly what is wonderful because I'm always remain that parents even been absent physically always stayed involved in trying to be the voice of reason to help guide them from the past mistakes that I've made so they wouldn't you know make those same mistakes that I have and it's interesting at times but as my children always told me they hold no ill will towards me not being there Tunisia understand you also met president trump earlier this year who along with his son in law Jared Kushner personally backed the first step act what was that experience like all my god I didn't see that coming if somebody would tell me six months ago that I'll be from prison stand on the stage with the president shaking his hand he's kissing me on it she can saying that all he will back me and everything any in the road that I want to embark on was just an amazing feeling and I know people have mixed feelings about the president but you know there's one common goal when it comes to prison reform that I believe we can stand don't and that was the historic signing up the first step Hey and if it wasn't for the president I will still be serving over five years what would your message be to people who are still in prison right now who weren't as lucky as you to be able to to get released early and and maybe in a similar situation to the situation that you were in before hold fast to the fate that we profess because I know to fill and I was let down when it came to claim to see under the former administration I was given hope and as of today of course some free but you know my claims is still says pending arm not always has a plan for us it is not in our time in and out of the sixteen and a half years I can say without a doubt if I didn't stand on my face and kept hope alive I will be probably in a dark place so my advice to them is to continue to hold on to fight the good fight and no that is people like myself and others that will continue to be the voice for them to help laws change and you know we just pray that one day soon that they will come up with something to getting relief from their sin is as I and so many others have from the first day of a and B. back unite with their loved ones I want to ask you one more thing to Nisha which is that a lot of people who are listening to this I have never been imprisoned will never be in prison what do you think that the vast majority of Americans need to know about the prison system that they don't everything isn't always what it seems what society need to realize is there are some really good people that's incarcerated that deserve a second chance and you have to keep those people in mind as humans because the law often times where do human that by the crimes we commit or the perception of who we are and prison can make you a better person and shape you into the person you were meant to be because I myself can say come to common ground with the person I feel like I was meant to be and in the beginning when I first was sentenced to life my judge which is a really good judge and I know it might be hard to believe for me to say this for someone sin is me to life in prison without the possibility of parole at that time she was doing her job she was standing on the right side of the low and when the first don't act was passed she was still standing on the right side of the low and applied it where she saw fit to my case which gave me a media release that is today Sir banister who is celebrating her first Christmas with her family in nearly two decades.

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"I'm Jeremy Hobson friends and family of the slain journalists Jamal Khashoggi today mark one year since he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Shoji was contributing columnist for The Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi government crown prince Mohammed bin Salman denies he ordered the killing but a CIA assessment found there's high confidence that he did joining us now is David Miliband whose chief executive of the international rescue committee and former U. K. Foreign Secretary welcome back thanks for lunch so you wrote on Twitter today that could show she's killing has come to epitomize an age of impunity not because it is isolated it because it is symptomatic of a world without rules or accountability what do you mean by that I mean that we're living through a time when more civilians are being killed in war I than any time since the end of the Cold War that more aid workers are being targeted at eight in the conduct of war in a way that is holy country to international humanitarian law and I mean that the perpetrators of these crimes on not being held accountable and that leads to a cycle when more of the belligerents in conflicts around the world feel they can get away with anything and so they therefore do anything from chemical weapons to bombing called coach loads of children to laying siege to towns and cities and a starting the population as we said the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman denies that he ordered could show Jeez killing here is speaking last week with Norah o'donnell on CBS sixty minutes how could you not know if this was carried out by people who are close to you the only doctors like today the investigations are being carried out and once charges are proven against someone. list of their rank you will be taken to court no exception made. has there been any accountability for because show Jeez murder in Saudi Arabia in the year since it's happened. well the short answer that is note that wrong a trials ongoing of some of those who are alleged to be involved but obviously the console G. murder has come to epitomize this sends that opponents can be disposed of without remedy and so the lack of remedy can only be seen as a sign all of encouragement and that's why I think it's so important that countries like the US takes seriously that international responsibilities we've seen Germany refused to sell arms to Saudi Arabia that would be connected with the war in Yemen which remains the world's largest humanitarian catastrophe twenty four million people in humanitarian need and obviously there's an ongoing debate about how the crucial G. murder can be held accountable our point is that the is right to do so but also to recognize it's possible why the syndrome I'm not one to syndrome needs to be addressed well there were calls after his show Jeez killing here in the United States for the US to stop supporting Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen has that happened no it hasn't because although Congress did pass a very strong resolution condemning the war strategy the failed war strategy in Yemen the president twice vetoed the resolution the went through both the house of representatives and the Senate so there's unfinished business in respect of Yemen and if there is to be any sense that because of his mother has anything been anything other than a polling waste an appalling crime if there's no sense that this is no lesson for the war in Yemen and really there's actually nothing to show for the year of protest that's been going on since the murder a year ago as David Miliband whose chief executive of the international rescue.

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"I'm Jeremy Hobson Democrats are debating which candidate is the most electable but does anyone really know the answer you can find lots of examples of candidates who are. for on electable who ended up becoming president obviously Donald Trump is a great example of that will look at the electability question next time on here and. just ahead for you here and now right after forum at eleven pine KQ we do public radio eighty eight point five FM. this is from a Michael Krasny our guest is Michael Ross he's now president of Wesleyan University is also the author of a new book called safe enough space is a pragmatist approach to inclusion free speech and political correctness on college campuses and can talk more about the inclusion and diversity but let me bring some callers aboard here and let's go. first to you Lucy your own morning. I'm wondering if we can get an example of what you were discussing earlier in the classroom when it was either. lesson on micro aggression and students could. leave the classroom that come back in how. if you manage to distill hate speech content versus hate speech contacts and is there an example in the classroom of how you balance that message for students that are sensitive. yeah that's a great question and let let me let me give you and I'm not happy and happy when I can take it put it that way yeah happy one is I I was teaching class that dealt with survivor discourse and who gets to talk about sexual assault and we were reading some feminist work in this area and one of my students stood up in class and said why you should you be able to teach this stuff you are running a school where there is sexual assault and I don't as it and as a as a man as a you should what how how can how can how dare you teaches materialize I find it just traumatized to be there with you and I said I'm sorry that that this is on the syllabus that we talked about why this was going to be on the syllabus and that I my a authorization to teachers was pretty much like it would have been the week before we were reading both laugh and as that the reading that we had done was actually if if that soon had done it would have realized that it was all about that question who gets to talk about this material and this that that the whole class of about eighty people were pretty engaged but that students said that they've just got up and left and did not want to be part of the conversation and so I think that's a a failure on my part if you will that I was able to convince that student although the rest of them stayed in I doubt of double down in a way on that and we actually teach MMO are by a rape survivor also they have a first person account and it's a class where have statistically speaking some of them will have had experiences with or of sexual assault and so I'm careful to tell on that this is coming in the class but I have over the last five years a few hundred students I've in that class and never has a student asked to be excused from the cotton from the discussion hi so I I think that there. our ways of helping students get ready for what will be challenging material at and at my first example this was actually when I was teaching at CCA as president and I showed a film distant voices still lives is a beautiful film a Terence Davies in one of my students afterwards he cursed at me and he said how could you show me that I won't repeat the worst my father used to beat me and this film was about a child abuse in part and I said I've I'm really sorry I had no idea use of question how do you have any idea you're just an idiot and then I said well what would you have preferred not to see the film and he said no no of course not was a beautiful film I just I just and he was just brought up and he he stormed off and after we talked about it and I realize what I should do is just help to prepare students for something but in the end some of them are gonna have a hard time with material and maybe they'll even learn more than others who have a less hard time with her social sometimes reason and good intentions don't necessarily work you're hitting some really visceral courts here with a lot of students when we talk about the subject and I'm wondering also about something else that you put forward which is a kind of affirmative action I think that's a language use for not only religion which we spoke about earlier but also maybe conservative in the. well the opposing points of views to those that are. the most pervasive on most campuses yes I I as a person of the left I've I've it was the less aware of the biased toward the left of move from my colleagues I guess and so I started paying a little more attention to it thanks to some friends that I've I've made over the years and I really thought that asking my colleagues on the faculty to include more conservative voices in the curriculum and to pay attention to the their course titles and the ways in which they were signaling a certain kind of ideological direction and and that they might you know not want to do that if they were more aware of it that didn't work at all actually and so there is a I called for some tongue in cheek a conservative an action for of action program for conservatives and everybody hated this because the conservatives that we don't need affirmative action and the the people who are on the left to actually had stopped talking about affirmative action they were angry that I use this word but what I had in mind was to create a positive action from administrators and faculty to add intellectual diversity it's not the marketplace of ideas is going to do this and we know that we should switch if you're on the left you shouldn't believe in that the marketplace of ideas is not gonna do it you need to have at pro proactive take affirmative steps to include not stupid stuff not anything but really serious scholarship around religion Inc and libertarianism and conservative ideas and at that doesn't mean if you're on the left you can't teach that of course you can I teach Aquinas and I hate the issue. but we want to make sure we're including different perspectives on our classroom and and I think that that that article in now that part of the book it has gotten a lot of discussion and for me that's the most important thing that people are talking about potential bias. and more people want to talk with you Robert judges next Robert your own. I think you've heard taking my phone call I want to talk a little bit about micrographs and in the workplace and specifically towards LG G. L. G. B. T. people and this is in public health setting which is the largest in the country and I really want to find out like how do you deal with. people be your your co workers being trained around sort of L. G. B. T. issues and sensitivity training and there's still these micro aggressions going on after the training. since since Michael Roth return of the workplace more than the campus but there are now they're very very analogous I think and and and we like many other workplaces have this kind of training and and we also have as part of our orientation a variety of programs to help students become more aware of the ways in which their behavior can actually harm other people that they are just not thinking about and to expand their their horizons so that they are more aware of the impact of their behavior on other communities especially of the GT Q. communities and I I think that. that has led to some progress it also has led rightly so to rising expectations that we should have eliminated all of these. these problems I think it's in my classes I took I I try to create an atmosphere where students and know that sometimes we will make mistakes and will inadvertently insult or offend someone and that we should be able to correct in the classroom the someone should be able to say you know that was wrong war that seem to leave out this whole other group of people in the discussion and that we should be able to learn from our mistakes not just that label the mistakes what to learn from them I think that calling it out and is okay but sometimes it just becomes its own a dynamic I think having the mistakes made visible so that people can learn from them it is at is as a process through which everybody feels like they've made some progress let me thank you for the call Robert good to hear from you I said we want to talk about diversity and I'm gonna get it that from an angle of a listening Karen who proposes is questioning you she says my daughter graduated from Wesleyan twenty twelve the love the school but I find it interesting to hear this rather speaking on your show but financially disadvantaged kids not having the same opportunities to attend private highly exclusive schools when Wesley and rid itself of its need blind admissions program and twenty twelve how does he justify this with his beliefs yeah that's a great question it was the hardest decision I've had to make as a president the label need blind lead to a lot of bad outcomes mostly rising debt for students this this effort to say we will give as much financial aid as possible no matter what when the university didn't have that money to do that led to some perverse outcomes most most obviously very high debt levels and so what we've decided to do instead is to offer as much financial aid as we can as a percentage of the overall budget which is now it's about thirty five thirty six percent of the revenue goes right back to financial aid and so I I think that my goals president is. to have increase the percentage of our student body that's from low income first generation families and suspended for a greater percentage of the budget on financial aid and actually we have more students on financial aid now that we're not need blind then we did when the listeners daughter was in and school and our debt levels are less than half of what they were then but we don't use the word blind because you're actually trying to do it intentionally soon that has reached proportions nobody ever would have imagined you got presidents were talking about wiping it out of course the difference when we're talking about private schools like Wesley and to public universities and colleges but with your own thoughts about student debt I try what can be done well I I think there are certain practices are just unconscionable in their predatory lenders that really a masquerading as for profit universities that are generating enormous amounts of debt.

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"Jeremy Hobson it's here now coming up after the mass shooting in Dayton Ohio's Republican governor Mike DeWine calls on politicians to expand so called red flag laws and background checks for gun purchases in that state we can come together to do these things to save lives also president trump wants to stop asylum seekers from coming to the US border reporter Sonya's Ario says start by stopping the by the corruption in countries like Honduras they're fleeing because of the extortion the people who live with anything that is on wheels taxis buses must pay every Monday morning to the games and trying to replace plastic bottles of water with paper cartons coming up here in his first live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying president trump's expected to visit el Paso and Dayton tomorrow following the mass shootings over the weekend that together claim more than thirty lives and injured dozens of people drums visit is likely to be met with anger by some residents who believe trump's rhetoric against communities of color is partly to blame and your summer Keith says el Paso's Republican mayor de Marco is walking a fine line in welcoming the president to the heavily Latino border city in announcing the president trump would be visiting el Paso on Wednesday at the city's mayor de Marco who has had something of a back and forth with trump about false claims the president had made earlier about the crime rate in el Paso mayor de Margo he was very careful to say that the office of the mayor of el Paso will be welcoming the office of the president of the United States in an official capacity being careful to point out this is not political and this is about the office of the presidency that's in Pierce hammer Keith reporting the democratic mayor of Dayton Ohio nand Whaley says she plans to tell the president that she is disappointed in his response so far to addressing gun violence it's a sentiment driving a renewed push for gun control legislation in Congress and with the national rifle association facing infighting attorneys general probes the NRA's opponents are poised to take advantage and here's to mac has more internal power struggles and numerous financial misconduct investigations may be hampering the NRA's influence John find what is the president for the gun control group every town for gun safety the NRA is completely dysfunctional right now but despite the NRA's issues other off schools remain for gun control legislation senator Pat Toomey is a Republican who has championed expanded federal background checks if we force about tomorrow then I think we probably the vote probably fail and we may actually set back this whole effort to me believes he needs time to Marshall momentum and that he doesn't yet have the support for passage to mac NPR news Washington the president's ambassador to Russia is resigning and P. R.'s Michele Kelemen reports Jon huntsman is returning home to Utah possibly with plans to run for governor in his resignation letter published by the Salt Lake City Tribune huntsman says after two years of service he wants to reconnect with his growing family and responsibilities at home the former Utah governor is said to be considering another bid for that job his resignation is effective October third giving the White House time to nominate a new ambassador to Moscow huntsman rights at the U. S. must continue to hold Russia accountable when its behavior threatens the US and its allies no reset or restart is going to help the ads just a clear understanding of our interests and a practical framework for dialogue Michele Kellerman NPR news Washington this is NPR news from KQED news I'm Michelle Wiley the FBI is expected to this hour to announce that it has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the mass shooting that took place at the gory garlic festival on July twenty eighth that's according to a law enforcement source speaking to the Associated Press the attack killed three people including a six year old boy and a thirteen year old girl and engine injured more than a dozen others the trump campaign and the Republican National Party have filed a lawsuit against a new California law aimed at forcing president trump to release his income taxes KQED politics better Scott Shafer reports the long question was signed by governor Gavin Newsom last week it requires a presidential candidates release five years of personal income taxes in order to appear on the March third California primary ballot the lawsuit contends that California's law is quote a naked political attack against the sitting president of the United States an attorney for the president called the law flagrantly illegal because it adds a requirement for being president to the three spelled out in the U. S. constitution another lawsuit was filed in federal court yesterday on behalf of four California voters a similar bill was vetoed two years ago by former governor Jerry Brown who doubted it was constitutional I'm Scott Shafer KQED news one of California's largest operators of recycling redemption centers has closed all of its two hundred eighty four locations re planet has ceased its operations the company says the closure is due to a reduction in state fees a drop in prices of recycled materials and a rise in operating costs the bay area news group reports that the.

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"B. or I'm Jeremy Hobson protesters importer Rico plan to rally against the island's governor again today they've called for governor Ricardo wrist say yo to step down over leaked private messages he sent that used homophobic and misogynistic slurs yesterday will say spoke about a large demonstration near the governor's mansion Monday night people were able to express their message a message mostly against me but my a commitment is to defend that right to express you know whatever position of those people that are protest behalf Adrian for read of NPR's codes which team joins us now from San Juan hi Adrienne high German so it appears at least for now that the governor is not going to resign that's right at that same press conference we just heard tape from he reiterated that he will not resign and that is you know despite mounting pressure coming to bear on him from protesters who held this huge demonstration on the streets surrounding the governor's mansion of protest that ended in confrontations between protesters and police with tear gas and and some injuries and despite what is clearly a growing movement to force it or say you're from office he has said he will not step down so what's been the reaction to that importer Rico well it's it's been to step up the pressure to keep the momentum of these protests going like like you mentioned there's another one planned for tonight and this one is expected to be huge in part because some of four thirty because most important artists and athletes are calling on protesters to come out people like the trap artist bad bunny singer Ricky Martin they have flown into port that we go to join the March today and that's what makes it feel like the momentum to force the governor to step down as is only growing not not dying down now we remember seeing the governor a lot after hurricane Maria he's been dealing with the fallout from that he's also been dealing with Porter Rico's bankruptcy proceedings and then this scandal came to light some nine hundred page as of private messages were released a lot of it we we can't even say on the radio but tell us how this scandal came to light importer Rico yeah I mean well it was only at the latest sort of black eye for the governor and in what was a span of a couple of weeks that's all kinds of sort of many scandals popping up one of them had come out just a couple days earlier the the I ever had arrested two of his former top officials on corruption charges that was a big scandal for about a day and a half until these chats were of published by the local center for investigative journalism and they like you said are really bad they show the governor and members of his inner circle using these terrible misogynistic terms to refer to women and political opponents these homophobic language to refer to people including singer Ricky Martin the crack jokes about the hurricane dead which is something that was so sensitive and continues to be very sensitive topic for poor thirty can citizens and one of the things that I've heard in the last several days of protest on the streets and I talk to people is that they feel like these chat sort of lifted the curtain on the governor to and and sort of show people he doesn't actually care about them or the struggles that they're facing because of the economic crisis that partly because in school and even if he doesn't resign as a result of this he is up for reelection next year he is up for reelection next year many of his allies in the government have already asked for his resignation and even those who haven't have said that he probably shouldn't run for reelection I mean the governor has made very clear that he plans to run for reelection and he it really is clear that this is gonna be bad form as Adrian for radio of.

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"I'm Jeremy Hobson at Texas just wrapped up its legislative session with the governor there signing a two hundred and fifty billion dollar budget and a number of notable bills. Joining us now is a lot of Roach who covers politics for the Texas Tribune in Austin, hi, Alana. Hi, thanks for having me. Well, let's talk about some of the interesting measures that Abbott signed into law. This session, one cleared up some confusion over CBD and hemp products in Texas. What is it do? Yeah. With the hemp, it, basically opened the door for a farmers here in the state to begin farming industrial hemp, and then on CBD back in two thousand fifteen the legislature passed a compassionate use act, which very narrowly gave certain Texans with intractable epilepsy. A small population access to CBD oil, which is medical cannabis oil, essentially, this Bill, expands that to other conditions to include all epilepsies, too. Seizure disorders as well as autism terminal cancer about a handful of conditions. They're interesting. The governor also signed a Bill into law that bans red light cameras. A lot of other states have already done this, but tell us about what's happened there with this in Texas and the reasoning behind it. Yeah. Well, the Republican leadership, I'm this was bipartisan, but you, you had an interesting political makeup here. I that, you know, some people obviously, thought it was constitutional infringement in the fact that if I get a ticket, it's really hard to contest it, there's no presumption of innocence. And so that's the Republicans argument Democrats were for it, but they were also many were against it because, you know, seen as a safety measure, obviously, a huge revenue sources well for cities, and it passed with widespread support, ultimately, and so it takes effect immediately, but there is a provision in the law that allows cities to continue the current contracts. They have without renewing or signing new ones. So you still have to be careful about running a red light, which obviously, you should anyway. But in this case, some cities, they might actually still be able to ticket you, if you go through a red light bright, you did see a lot of cities, though, like immediately almost as soon as this was signed into law say, look, we're pulling them all down. Down. But technically they can continue to run out the current contracts without finding new one. So, yes, I still be careful, then there was the famous save chick fillet Bill. This was in response to the San Antonio airport blocking the fast food chain from the airport because of the anti-same-sex marriage views of the company's leader. But the Bill, that was passed as we've talked about on this show was watered down pretty significantly. Yeah. Basically the language in it mirrors curve protections for freedom of religion freedom of association. And so you did have the cue groups and lobby and caucus I ever in the house adamantly against this, but I think that they were a little more comfortable with it. Back the fact that watered down it was one more thing. We have to ask you about. There is a new law that has legalized lemonade stands. Yes. Basically it protects kids, any, you know, body wanting to pop up. Eliminates Dan from a local health codes and, you know, cities and homeowners associations. This is all spurred in twenty fifteen by two brothers who were trying to raise money for their Father's Day gift that were shut down in east Texas town. And so this was just a matter of, you know, over policing over criminal ovation. And they just wanted to clarify that you have the right to, to pop up eliminates dant will in the high temperature later this week where you are in Austin. I see as one hundred and one degrees, so they really do need those lemonade. Stands. Absolutely. A lotta Roach who covers politics for the Texas Tribune. Thank you. Thank you. And you're listening to here now. Democrats running for president or making a campaign issue out of an unexpected topic before double housing proposal to build over three million new housing units here in.

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10:59 min | 3 years ago

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"WB. You are I'm Jeremy Hobson, Robin young. It's here now, and she has dropped China has responded to the US adding additional tariffs to Chinese goods coming into the US. This was last Friday by raising tariffs on some American imports today earlier today, President Trump warned that China would be hurt very badly. If they didn't make a deal on trade. But in New York there was a big selloff on the stock market at the opening joining us from New York NPR business economics reporter, Jim zarroli, Jim higher oven, and for some background what kind of products of the Chinese putting their tariffs on and how will that affect American companies doing business there? Well, the tariffs that China announced are not going to have a huge affect on the US economy, China just doesn't buy that much from the US. The US sells more to China than the other way round. Now, it is true. The lot of American companies do business with China, but they tend to manufacture within the country itself. So they're not going to be affected by tariffs on on import. It's now certain sectors of the US economy are going to be hurt. A lot of what the US exports to China are agricultural products things like peanuts sugar. We I'm beef and chicken. American farmers are already suffering. They've already been hurt by an earlier round of tariff. Soybean farmers in particular saw the revenue just plummet now starting on June. I can still sell to China, but there will be this extra tax tacked on and it will range from five to twenty five percent of the cost of what's getting ship. So that will make it harder for American farmers to compete against farmers from other countries. So they're going to be hurt even more well on Fox News on Sunday White House economic adviser, Larry cudlow acknowledged this. That Americans are gonna be heard. This is contrary to what the president has been saying that American consumers won't be paying more for goods imported from China. Let's listen to host Chris Wallace, Larry Kudlow, if not China that pays tariffs. It's the American import is the American companies that pay what ineffective a tax increase and oftentimes passes it onto US consumers fair enough. I in fact. Both sides will pay both sides will pay and these things. Well, so he says both sides will pay apparently with China now. Imposing tariffs. There's a little more tooth to that. But the president is still treating out. There's no reason for the US consumer to pay the tariffs which take affect on China today. He linen into say that this was proven because there were only a there was a little bit more that was paid by the US with tariffs, but China had to pay a lot more terrorist because they subsidize so many products. And then he went on to say, but tariffs can be completely voided if you buy from non-tariff country or you buy the product inside the US, what is the sense of who's right? Well, the president has been saying this for a long time, and it is not true. I mean, he says tariffs are paid by. He says tariffs are paid by the Chinese and terrorists are paid by the company that imports products into the United States. They are paid when they go through customs at the port. So the importer is ultimately responsible for them. Now. Importers can absorb the cost themselves which means their profit is lowered or they can try to get their Chinese suppliers to lower their costs their prices that does happen sometimes or they can pass the tariff onto their customers. So it's drew these new tariffs are collected and the money goes into the US treasury. But for the most part the money isn't coming from China. It is coming from US businesses and consumers it's coming from you and me it's like a tax increase on everyone who buys anything from China, which courses everyone in the United States. Well in the goal of all of this to remind ourselves at this. You know, this this tariff war is because the president is trying to lean on China to come to a new deal with the US. Is there a sense that this is working or did China, call the president's bluff, and you had people last week Democrats applauding President Trump for the pressure. He was putting on China. So what's your sense here? What's happening? You know, I don't know it seems like a lot of this may be just negotiating ploys. I mean, the Chinese tariffs don't take effect until June. First the US tariffs do take a away effect right away. But they only apply to products shift after last Thursday. They don't apply to products that are in transit, you know, floating out there on a cargo ship somewhere it typically takes around two weeks for products to get here. So there is we have this grace period, China and the United States have a couple of weeks at least to resolve these issues before the tariffs take effect in both countries are are continuing to talk. Although no meetings have been set up. So as I say, this this may be just kind of a bluff, but it, but it has to be said there are some very big issues on the table still some serious sticking points. And there is this big political factor. I mean, neither country wants to be seen like it's giving in giving in especially China, which is really afraid of looking like it's giving into pressure from the United States. So there is time to stop. This runaway train, but it's gonna take a lot of effort. Well, there's another political factor on the president's Twitter feed right now, and I see someone writing him saying soybean futures the lowest they've been in twelve years. You're decimating are farmers while creating tax for consumers. So there's the domestic politics to consider as well, Jim zarroli NPR business and economics reporter, thank you. You're welcome will now to Florida where the legislature wrapped up at session this month with a host of controversial bills for one thing starting this fall. Teachers will be eligible to carry guns in schools for another one point four million ex-felons who had their voting rights restored by Florida voters in November. Or now facing new restrictions before they can vote joining us now is Lynn Hatter. Who's news director w FSU in Tallahassee. Hi lyn. Hi, thanks for having me. Thanks for being here. And let's start with this gun Bill. How's this going to work which teachers and school officials will be able to carry a gun, and what kind of training will they get while the program has fallen Terry for districts and all classroom. Teachers are now eligible for it. Previously. It was this those teachers with other duties like someone who was a science teacher and a coach or administrators teachers would have to go through about one hundred and thirty some odd hours of training and about half of those hours, eighty of those hours are directly in firearms instruction, and that includes some time doing active shooter training, they'll also have to have additional background checks and undergo a psychological exam, and they'd have to do yearly recertified just to keep their skills up to date and current and school districts would need to decide for themselves whether they want teachers to carry guns. Do we know how many are planning to sign onto this twenty five districts so far have approved participating in the guardian program. And there's another fourteen or so that are considering it. So that's more than half of the school districts in the state, a most others have said that they won't be participating. But it's important to note that those that aren't going forward are in largely rural areas where it's very hard for sheriff's deputy or law enforcement sort of. Get out to those schools. And so we've had most of our world districts that have signed onto this. Now. There are concerns. We've heard a lot about it that that this kind of law could lead to more violence, and in particular that minority students could be wrongfully shot by a teacher. Maybe a misunderstanding. Yeah. We have heard a lot about that. And there have been many reports about that happening in other states. There was a teacher that barricaded himself in a classroom in Georgia and fired a gun. So that was a concern that was raised by Democrats in this process. I recently spoke Lieutenant governor Ginette Nunez, and she said, well, that's why we have the psychological exam in there to make sure that a teacher is emotionally prepared to carry out this duty, but that is not easy. Those concerns at all. And you continue to hear them from people who are adamantly opposed to this, especially teachers teachers, don't like this at all. How much will these guns and the training cost the state? So there was about sixty seven million. That were appropriate for this last year fifty seven million that has rolled over to this current school year. So you've got about fifty seven million dollars on hand just to administer this program, and that would cover increased insurance costs guns the guns themselves. So there's a lot of money that has been put forward to that. But a lot of it came because very few districts actually implemented at last year. So a lot of that money is rollover let me ask you about something else. The legislature passed this month voters approved an amendment last November in Florida to restore voting rights for more than a million people with felony convictions. But then this month, the Republican led legislature added some restrictions. What are those changes? Well, that means the payment of all court ordered restitution fees and fines lawmakers want people who want their voting rights back. You have to pay it all in order to be able to register to vote and some people have called this oppose. Poll tax you've seen that term sort of thrown out there. But those are the restrictions. You have to pay it all back before you can register to vote. No, what are Republicans saying about? Adding these restrictions because this was something that was passed overwhelmingly by the voters to restore the voting rights for felons. Well, Republicans said that they needed to clarify, what voters intended supporters of the amendment said legislature didn't have to do anything that it was self executing. By the big thing that Republicans pointed to was an argument before the Florida Supreme Court were lawyers for the group that sponsored the amendment said it indeed intended for court, fines and fees and restitution to be paid and so-. Republican lawmakers have pointed to those arguments and have said see this is what even supporters the amendment said that it would do it's important to note that that language is not in the amendment itself. But again Republicans have pointed to what happened before the Florida Supreme Court and said. This is what you get and just looking at the politics of this. This was expected to be something that would probably help Democrats this giving the felons the right to vote again. This now will probably be more helpful to Republicans to make them pay all these fines before they vote very much. So you have people who say, you know, this is yet another attempt by Republicans in power to limit democratic votes. But again, this is probably something that's likely heading back to court and already the ACLU. A Florida has said as soon as governor Rhonda Santa's science this Bill it will likely be filing a lawsuit. So, you know, we're we're going back to sort of where this issue all started which was in a court win had our news director of FSU and Tallahassee. Thank you. Thank you. And you're listening to here now..

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02:32 min | 3 years ago

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"We are and WVU are Boston. I'm Jeremy Hobson, Robin young. It's here and now. Coming up that record breaking cold in the mid west. It's dangerous officials in Chicago or telling people to stay inside. If you do go out in the cold limit the time, you speak stay outside and do not let children play outside for extended length of time. Also, economists Larry Summers says the fed is right to slow down. The interest rate increases there's evidence that the economy is. Swallowing. And so in a situation of that kind. Why do you want to hit the brakes and how did Venezuela get into such a mess in the first place all these stories and this weekend Super Bowl hits youth against experience coming up here? Now. The news is I. News in Washington. I'm Barbara Kline. President Trump is doubling down on his demand for a southern border wall as congress works to avert another government shutdown NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports lawmakers have a little more than two weeks to reach a compromise. The White House will support Trump is accusing Democrats specifically house speaker Nancy Pelosi of ignoring what he calls a desperate need for a southern border wall. If you go to Tijuana, and you take down that wall. You will have so many people coming into our country that dancy Pelosi won't be begging for a wall should be begging for a walk. She will say Mr President, please please give us a wall that Pelosi says, she's not budging on Trump's multibillion dollar demand for a wall. There's not gonna be any more money in station. Lawmakers have until February fifteenth to reach a compromise on funding for border security if they fail the partial. Government shutdown could resume Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington US customs and border protection. Officials say they've made their biggest Fenton all bust ever. They say they seized nearly two hundred fifty four pounds of the synthetic opioid at a border crossing in Arizona on Saturday from a tractor trailer carrying produce from Mexico. Attorneys defending drug kingpin, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman are making their closing arguments today in New York NPR's quil Lawrence at the courthouse. Mr. Guzman's defense attorney has not been talking about Mr. Guzman very much at all compared to.

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop

"Sort the Hawaiian monk seal research program said it had to remove an ill. From among seals knows. The yield may have been cornered and tried to escape in went into the nose. Or may have been eaten by the seal. They say and came out the wrong way. Apparently, this has actually happened. A handful of times in the past few years either way I feel for this seal who is now on an even. In Kiel after the yield was removed from its nose for real well done here. I will tweet a fixture at Jeremy Hobson, the good news. Lisa, by the way, is that. They're actually a lot of monk seal pups that have been born a record number in the White Nile this

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

"When the body sees toxic material immune cells kill it, by cancer cells release sneaky, they put the brakes on the immune system, immune checkpoint blockers. Stop that from happening you basically, preventing that brake from engaging. It would it be kind of similar like cancer had kind of has like this invisible cloak that it like kinda hides under. And then you kind of take off that Claudio by think that's a great way to describe it since the cancer is no longer invisible. The immune system can mount an attack. It was a huge breakthrough in the food and drug admin. Ration- approved the first drugs to do this in two thousand eleven the science behind the miracle. Drug was developed back in the nineties by a guy named max krummel in a lab at UC Berkeley, I was very frustrated graduate student for few years trying to develop an antibody that would do something after many long nights krummel noticed. His antibody was influencing the behavior of immune cells. You can drive a car you can exceleron them or you can break them. And then it was really like playtime. He started injecting the antibodies into sick mice and essentially in the various first set of experience my antibodies caused tumors to shrink now fast forward a couple of decades to Ashley Walton story her doctors hope the technology developed in crumbles lab could be the key to killing her cancer. But the treatment was haring when Ashley started receiving immunotherapy the ninety minute drips or followed by a slew of side effects. I started getting really high fevers, I got a few skin rashes gastritis. Still her tumors were shrinking then after six months, new lesions cropped up Ashley's abdomen. So we're doctors added a second immunotherapy drug to the mix. And fortunately, she had a lot of the drugs possible side effects. Yeah. I just generally felt like the life was being sucked out of me. So you go into a really dark place for several years actually hitchhiked from drug to drug just to stay alive. There are so many advancements being made in the field of immunotherapy that even if it doesn't cure. You. It gets you to the next big thing that wild ride paid off. She hasn't had an infusion in the last ten months, so technically in remission. Yes. That's. Stories like Ashley is are really exciting to on colleges. Dr Leonard Lipton. Feld is the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. So imagine when we've gone from the time when we had nothing to offer to today, and they're talking about cure for some patients with advanced melanoma, scientists and big pharma are really hopeful about the future. There's about a thousand current trials to develop new therapy drugs to help more people fight different kinds of cancer about thirty to forty percent of patients still do not respond to immunotherapy remember worth the beginning of the stern. We're not at the end. We still have a long way to go. We're gonna have ups, and we're going to have Down's back in the exam room. Ashley and her mom receives the prising news at our latest checkup with Dr Dowd. So what do you think about pregnancy are trying to start a family? So I think it's time to get pregnant actually. Ashley crosses her fingers and smiles for here and now unless they McLaren. Good news here now is production of NPR and WVU aren't association with the BBC World Service. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. This is here now.

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How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

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03:59 min | 4 years ago

How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Robin young. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here and now shares in Facebook, took a nosedive this morning dropping nineteen percent because of an earnings report after the market closed yesterday that is troubling many investors. Here's the headline the number of daily users of Facebook in the US and Canada is no longer growing. Facebook is also now losing daily users in Europe. Callum borders is senior innovation reporter at you. Are he joins us in the studio high-cal glad to be with you. And we should say that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described this as a solid quarter revenue is still up by more than forty percent compared to this time last year. But what is happening is this all about the privacy issues and people dropping out of Facebook as a result? It's part of it. You mentioned the number of users leveling off or even dipping in in some areas. But I think part of what we're seeing actually may be the reverse, which is that investors could be worried that Facebook is so focused on a dressing user's privacy, concerns that the business is going to suffer as a result. I'm reminded of what sucker Berg said during his Senate testimony back in April, he said, I've directed our teams to invest so much insecurity that it will significantly impact our profitability going forward. And then on the on the earnings call yesterday, he said, we're beginning to see just that this quarter will and tell us about the earnings call because Berg was pretty positive in that call, but then the chief financial officer, Dave Wehner got on. What did he do that caused some alarm? So Wehner said, our total revenue growth will continue to decelerate in the second half of two thousand eighteen. It's that continue were that I think really has investors alarmed. In other words, he was signaling. This wasn't just a bad quarter and it's behind us now and we can move on. He was saying, things are going to maybe get worse before they get better and they lost a huge amount of money, a huge amount of market capitalization in the drop. Just today. Facebook, of course, is grappling with the number of controversies how the platform was used for fake news in the two thousand sixteen election, how the firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data from. Users, and then now the company's policy not to remove offensive content. I wanna listen to Mark Zuckerberg here speaking last week with Recode defending that policy with an example Renzo I'm Jewish and there's a set of people who deny that the holocaust, right. I find that deeply offensive, but the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down because I think that there are things that different people get wrong either. I don't think that they're intentionally getting a wrong that he has since clarified that statement, but does the company need to do more now to stop the bleeding? I think we'll probably get our answer between now and November. Six, which of course is the date of the midterm election. I think that if in that period we're seeing a lot of headlines about how Facebook continues to be a platform where Russia and other bad actors can spread disinformation. That's going to continue to damage Facebook's reputation. If on the other hand, they get credit. For seeming to clean up the platform and get rid of all that fake news. Then perhaps they can begin to restore confidence of their users and investors. We should say, just for context that Facebook's profits are still up by more than thirty percent compared to last year. And today's drops have brought the value of the stock price basically where it was in, may they've lost all the gains that they've made in the last couple of months. Yeah, this may just be sort of what they would call a market correction, right? It may be that misters were just too optimistic about the future of the company. I think the broader context too is that maybe people are losing a little bit of faith in these iconic tech CEO's throw Elon Musk in there with his Twitter antics lately that stub yours. Calum butcher is thank you. Glad to be with you. Ocalan Jeremy. A longtime tech reporter while Mossberg called zuckerberg's holocaust remarked cowardly. One holocaust scholar tweeted, this is breathtakingly irresponsible and many users do on Facebook to do more to restrict and remove misinformation hate posts, which makes Antonio Garcia, Martinez..

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U.S. races to meet migrant reunification deadline

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U.S. races to meet migrant reunification deadline

"On kqed public radio the. Time is, now nineteen past five live from. NPR news in. Washington I'm Louise Schiavone The Trump administration is racing to, me today's deadline for reuniting migrant families who were separated at the. Border but as NPR's Joel rose reports the government has also. Acknowledged that hundreds of families will not be reunited by the deadline federal officials say there are. Roughly nine hundred parents who cannot be reunified by. The deadline in about sixty cases the. Administration says that's because the parents have. Past criminal convictions but in more than four hundred cases it's because the parents. Are already out of the US either. Because they left, or were deported by. Day's end attention will shift to the hundreds of children whose parents, may have been deported Andrew how much time. We're unified parents in the US should have to decide if. They want to seek asylum. I just, ruptured at the US embassy in. Beijing earlier today China's says a man. Detonated a small bomb outside the compound. Today explosion the only person injured was the man accused of the blast Chinese police responded the embassy. Says there was no damage to its. Property world markets Dow futures are up on the tech heavy NASDAQ. Futures are lower after reported one, hundred fifty billion dollar slide and Facebook shares and while the US and you have diffused. Their trade, issues, China remains concerned about is'relations with the US leading Asian stocks lower I'm Louise Schiavone NPR news. Washington and here, in San Francisco I'm Matt Elmore thank you, so much for joining us for morning, edition today which we'll get back to shortly I Joe McConnell is away today Ted Stevens is in his place to bring us a look at bay area traffic I Ted good morning Matt let's, start on the Altimonte pass westbound five eighty five to Northland road it's stop and go traffic eastbound still. Doing work on the between Greenville road and grant line road It's only the. Left lane is open until eleven o'clock this morning, metering lights are off at the bay bridge but traffic is, starting to stack up to the end of the parking lot and. No delays on Bart trains, are, on time Ted Stevens for. Thanks Ted his. Report brought to you by beach blanket Babylon I'm Jeremy Hobson, Miami is known as the cruise. Ship capital of the world but. The ships are outgrowing the city's port facilities the three major cruise lines they've all. Been growing in terms, of. Ships is in port Miami hasn't. Had the opportunity did host some of. The larger ships so now they're planning to build three new terminals that's next time on here now The here and now program begins. At eleven o'clock this morning it in turn is. Followed at noon by the. Takeaway The Trump administration hits the deadline for family reunification border crossings decreased and shown. But that is to be expected Trump's family separation policy has made no difference what the numbers say about border crossings I'm Tanzania Vega and..

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Volcanic lava buries two housing tracts on Hawaii's Big Island

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02:19 min | 4 years ago

Volcanic lava buries two housing tracts on Hawaii's Big Island

"Cloudy skies cosi today with partly cloudy to sunny skies inland breezy conditions today some patchy morning fog and drizzle in the mix too highs today low sixties near the ocean to the upper seventies emlyn that's the bay area forecast and the national weather service has sacramento we'll see mostly sunny skies today highs across the southern sacramento valley of seventy nine to eighty six more and morning edition ahead etiquette weedy traffic update as well from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly afghanistan's precedent is imposing a week long ceasefire with the taliban beginning next tuesday it will expire on june nineteenth the bbc's jill mcgivering says the halt and afghan security operations follows this week's deadly terror attack targeting a meeting of clerics in kabul in afghanistan was shocked when the high profile gathering if religious scholars was hit by a suicide bombing the influential clerics suggest issued a fatwa condemning militant violence as unislamic president gone ceasefire is a direct response to that edict and a way of showing respect what's less clear is whether it might also signal movement in the peace process the attack on the clerics was claimed by isis officials in hawaii say only a few homes remain in the vacation land neighborhood after the latest lava flows from the killer way of volcano about three hundred forty homes and other buildings have been destroyed by lava on the big island since kill away is may third eruption bill dorman with hawaii public radio says earthquakes continued to be felt as well earthquakes are nothing new for residents of the big island of hawaii many relatively small but larger ones can come with volcanic eruptions a quake with a five point four magnitude sentence ash plume ten thousand feet in the air over the summit of kilo area wall street futures are higher this morning i'm dave mattingly in washington i'm jeremy hobson last year a bike accident left daniel grossman paraplegic five months later he was back at work as an er doctor option as you are paralyzed what do you do that option b is your paralyzed let's sit and wallow in self pity and i decided prop sinead heart two of our story next time on.

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Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

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02:47 min | 4 years ago

Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

"From npr and wbz you're i'm robin young i'm jeremy hobson it's here now rescue operations in guatemala which continued today after the fogo volcano erupted over the weekend thirty two hundred have been forced to evacuate at least sixty nine people have died and we're seeing horrifying images of the scene here's reporter mark stevenson of the associated press several of the stunning images are the myriad ways in which people died in this rumps and some were burned to death when buildings were set of flame by fast moving flows of lava clouds and then the most terrible thing is that the ashes mixed with water and sent it flows of what appeared to be steaming mud down the river valleys and dan the creeks even reached as far as the capital guatemala city twenty five miles away from the volcano ruediger escobar wolf is a vulcanologist at michigan technological university he's a native of guatemala and joins us on skype ruediger welcome and i just tell us about frago this is what's called a bellwether volcano well frankly it's a very typical strata volcano that has a lot of frequent eruptions it has been active since there are written records standish colonial occupation of guatemala and it and it has continued to the present so it has been erupting continuously since one thousand nine hundred nine and in the last few years since about two thousand fifteen it has had about a large russian per month so it it has had a very high level of activity and that's also partly contributing to this tragedy but when was the last time it had a major eruption are one that is like the one we're seeing now probably in october nineteen seventy four that was probably an eruption of comparable size to what we saw yesterday is this volcano different than the one that we've seen erupting in hawaii yeah it is very different hawaiian volcanoes in this particular case till away i usually produces lava flows in this eruption there were also some explosive events in but it mainly produced lava flows it produces some some ashby very rarely at least from what we know produces this kind of pyroclastic flows which is the deadly phenomenon that caused all the deaths were there any warnings for frago we know that in hawaii they were having earthquakes a lot of earthquakes.

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'There Will Always Be Change,' Trump Says as More Personnel Shake-Ups Loom

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01:52 min | 4 years ago

'There Will Always Be Change,' Trump Says as More Personnel Shake-Ups Loom

"From npr and wbz you are i'm jeremy hobson i'm peter o'dowd in for rubbing young this is here now and more whispers today of a major staff shakeup at the white house it is reportedly only a matter of time before national security advisor hr mcmaster will be asked to leave president trump's inner circle and there are questions about how long chief of staff john kelly will stay this is white house churn comes as tensions rise with russia and their moves to resume diplomacy with north korea let's get to all of that with brian bennett white house correspondent for the l a times he joins us hi brian hi hi guys and let's listen here to president trump yesterday on these rumored staffing changes at the white house just two days after he fired the secretary of state rex tillerson on twitter they'll always be changed and i think you want to see change and i want to also see different ideas larry cudlow just came in brian were also now hearing that hr mcmaster the national security advisor could be next even chief of staff john kelly what are you hearing so right now there's a lot of discussions high the white house about exactly who bring in obviously president trump pretty abruptly decided to bring larry low on without a whole lot of vetting and discussion with his staff and announced that twitter himself he did the same with with tillerson's departure and so there's a lot of unease i think on the mcmaster question for trump's national security advisor i think talking to white house officials that trump has decided he wants to replace mass mcmaster but hasn't decided on exactly when or who to replace him with so he's that in discussions for weeks with a few people including john bolton and and some others and i think there's some concern that if mcmaster goes now it might be disruptive at this current moment where trump is facing to critic.

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