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"Joe McConnell for cake, you, buddy. All right, Thanks, Joe. I'm now for a perspective, It seems like everything changed this year. Thanks to Cove it, including our vocabulary. Debbie Duncan has this perspective. I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions. But every December I do like to record what I'm grateful to have at the end of the year. That was not part of my life in January, say a new friend of product, even a recipe. For many of us 2020 won't be associating with positivity, though I sure appreciate my new weighted blanket and wonder why it took me so long to discover that deliciousness of shock Shika North African slash Middle eastern dish of peppers, onions and tomatoes. This December. I'm thinking about words and how many new and repurpose words and expressions have become part of the Van Neck Euler because of covert 19, the disease caused by this novel, coronavirus. The Oxford English Dictionary couldn't come up with a 2020 word of the year. There are too many. Merriam Webster settled on pandemic. That term wasn't new to me. My great aunt Bea told me about the 1918 flu pandemic. When I was a child to explain why she developed Parkinson's disease. I knew the perils of a pandemic before living through one. How about masks in before times face masks weren't operating rooms Dennis offices, Asia and perhaps here during wildfire season Now I have a stack of mass by the front door and in the car mask up, say, signs on the back of Busses. Masks aren't enough to keep us safe as we also need to practice social distancing. I prefer to call it physical distancing Whatever stay 6 ft, away from anyone who does not live with you or her was not near pandemic pot or bubble. These behaviors and early stay at home orders were supposed to flatten the curve or not, because Americans have shown to be the worst. Following advice of public health experts, some so called Cove Idiots attends super spreader events. Smaller community spread is added to the surge We're now experiencing. And then a for more people to quarantine and kids to continue distance learning. Will be achieved. Herd immunity through vaccine or illness. Please let it be by safe and effective vaccines. I hope that next year vaccine is the obvious word of the year as it leads us to good health and better living in 2021 beyond With the perspective. I'm Debbie Duncan..
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"In one giant court battle is brewing between big government and big tech. The Justice Department has followed a long expected anti trust action against Google, and it spells trouble for other tech giants. NBC News, Justice correspondent Pete Williams says 11 states are joining the federal case, accusing Google of dominating the market for online advertising by using contracts and other means to stifle competition. Some lawmakers have also accused Amazon, Apple and Facebook of amassing monopoly power. Ah Malaysian bribery scandal is now costing Goldman Sachs more than $5 billion, about two thirds of a full year's profit. The investment bank has just agreed to settle the case filed with the US government for $2.8 billion on top of the 2.5 billion. It already agreed to pay the Malaysian government for its role in the reported theft of billions of dollars from an investment fund known as one MBD. As part of the U. S settlement, Goldman is admitting fault but not guilt, which differs criminal prosecution unless Goldman is caught doing something else wrong. Shoppers planned to visit fewer stores than ever this holiday season. That's according to an annual survey by Deloitte. More than half say they're anxious about shopping in stores this year, and most plan to get their shopping done sooner. Last year's holiday shopping season lasted about 7.5 weeks this years might be over in six Loes is betting on more than home and garden items for the holidays. Bertha Coombs explains the chain unveiling its holiday deals today, which will include a broader range of merchandise. Include betting air friars, spin bikes and Scooter's. The move is part of lows turnaround effort and was put in place before the Corona virus pandemic. But the items that stocking could help it benefit from consumers Focus on staying home These days. I'm perfect tunes and housing starts in building permits are up again, the Census Bureau says. Starts rose almost 2% in September. Permits 5% most of its single family homes. Multi family in a construction fell again. Consumer and Business News Joe McConnell, NBC in his radio. I hard radio here. The top print songs you've gummed up.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Business News. Joe McConnell, NBC news radio, Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse made critical comments about President Trump During a recent campaign event. Michael Kastner reports, SAS was on a telephone town hall to about 17,000 people, and he didn't hold back his criticism of the president the way he kisses dictators but the way he treats women and spend like a drunken sailor early MOX Evangelicals behind closed doors, says his family is treated the presidency like a business opportunities. Flirted with white supremacists. SAS suggested Trump was costing the Republican Party young voters also warned the Trump will likely lose to Joe Biden and expects the Senate to flip a CZ well, Russia is spreading disinformation about one of the leading candidates for a covert 19 vaccine. The Times of London reports. Russia wants to sell its own vaccine, so it's trying hard to discredit others. It's security officers are posting photos means and videos that the vaccine being developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca could turn people into monkeys. Japan is reportedly considering a move that has alarmed environmentalists in the country. We get more from correspondent bills infer, According to several news agencies in Japan, the government has decided to release radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. More than one million tons of contaminated water has been collected since the plant was devastated in a 2011 earthquake. While environmentalists say their release could be harmful. Scientists say the contaminated water would be quickly deluded. A new study out of Austria is providing insight to how cows prefer their communication..
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Last night. Joe McConnell Fork Jo Thank you. Show's next report later on in the hour. Traffic support comes from European sleep works time. Now for a listener perspective on a Monday morning. Think what we're experiencing is an apocalypse. Well, the Reverend Alicia Amadeo home says that linguistically speaking, you're right. I haven't heard the word apocalypse so frequently since I took a seminary class on it. This week when the sky turned orange, many people cried Apocalypse It took a brightly, wrong colored sky to get us to wake up. These are indeed apocalyptic times. But I have hope The Greek word apocalypse means revealing or revelation, pulling back the curtains of illusion so we can see what is really true even when that truth is terrifying. Biblical writers wrote apocalyptically to express important truths in terrible times. Our ecological apocalypse is also a revelation. It pulls back the curtains on our illusions of self sufficiency and our fantasies of human innocence. It reveals our injustice. People who are poor contribute the least to climate change, but suffer the most and they have the fewest of the resource is needed to cope with our smoke Storm. Meanwhile, people who are scandalously rich are the most responsible for the crisis. Yet they speak of escaping by means of technology. Nobody else will be able to afford. These are the sins revealed by our apocalypse. These are the realities. We have been in denial about. Reality is truly terrible, but apocalypse means showing that truth and we are better off not hiding from it. We can never get back the homes in habitats that have already been lost, But we do have a window of opportunity to mitigate the worst effects of climate change by taking bold and decisive action. If you are one of the people who woke up to the apocalypse this week under orange skies, I pray you will join us in that work. With a perspective I'm Talita Amadeu. Reverend Ah Ho was the associate pastor at Montclair Presbyterian Church and the co moderator of the Presbytery of San Francisco. We invite you to share your thoughts on her commentary by going to our online site, which is dot org's slash Perspectives. Support for perspectives comes.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And if I may add staying on the topic of schools and learning coming up later this morning at nine on form, we're going to hear from an early innovator of online learning. Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy. L offer advice for educators and students as we enter another season of distance learning. That's later today at nine on VD. KGB News, with Brian coming right up after traffic news with Joe and the latest in Walnut Creek. 6 80 south on North Main road work has been picked up. You're still a ripple of traffic up on in the conquered and on to 42 from Concord Avenue. Once you get down to about monument on six city south, phone, it start to flow better and it should be fitting up. Very quickly. The San Jose ride Wanna one South found at the ramp to South 80 overturned vehicle. The rap is close from south one a one to South 80. So if you're trying to get to 80 south could often 87 As you itself. The backup, though, isn't bad at all. Either Direction, Joe McConnell for cake, even spare. The air alert has been extended for the Bay Area on DVD through tomorrow morning clouds some fog, Sonny and hazy later today. Good morning, Aunt Edie, the time now is 5 30. Live from Keiko. Edie News. I'm Brian. What California State prison officials this week plan to double the number of incarcerated people they accept from county jails. But the prisons they're headed to our fighting. Active Covad 19 outbreaks more on the situation from Kate Wolf. Inmate transfers from county lock ups to seat prisons have been on hold for months, reduce overcrowding and fight the spread of the Corona virus. But prison officials now say they have a safe plan to resume intake that includes testing and isolating inmates. Last week. 100 inmates were sent to Wasco and North Korean state prisons in Bakersfield and 200 will go this week. But Attorney Steve Female with the prison law office says it's risky to send people to prison. Already Fighting Cove in 19 and other setting. The Department of Corrections has closed prisons with such outbreaks, too. All transfers in and out 100 inmates at Wasco and 30 at North current have the virus. I'm Kate Wolf kick you in the news. A bill that could help schools reopen safely by funding upgrades to their ventilation systems is now sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk is Laura Cliven CE reports. Maybe 8.
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"Joe McConnell's back, he says. There's a thing on the Bay Bridge westbound before the island of reports of what was first described as a large building insulation about six feet long and middle Lane and then someone else said No. It's an entire undercarriage of a vehicle there, dragging it over to the left side. There is a left side there's before the island. All clear. Finally, 37 westbound Hana Ranch approaching, one of one took him three hours to clear the big rig and fuel tank leak crash, But it looks like they've just moved. It all still backed out there and, in fact, in the process of moving it, so you have a least a mile delay. Joe McConnell for Kiki. Okay, thanks, Joe Time. Now, For a perspective. How did San Francisco's most popular tourist attraction get its name? Well, Michael Ellis says the story may surprise You hears his perspective when the Moors invaded and conquered Spain and Portugal in the eighth century A D. They brought with them more than just a perv architecture. Many of the Spanish words that begin with a El alma rant et al Madain. Alka Don alcohol, for example, are Arabic and origin. A L is the article the to the Moors. The bucket on an irrigation wheel that scoops up water was called in Alcatraz. They incorrectly thought Pelican scooped up water and their large bill to carry to their young in the desert. So they named the Pelican Alcatraz. The Spanish seafarers. That word eventually came to me, not just pelicans, but any sea bird. When the first European Juan Manuel de Ayala, sailed into San Francisco Bay in 17 75. The local Aloni madam, of course, these native peoples already had names for all the geographic features of the area. But I didn't stop old won his first morning in the bay. He was anchored near a tiny, dense patch of trees. So he named that place Sausalito, which means a little thicket of willows. The first island that he visited became Eastland Day, Los Angeles or Angel Island. After the Spanish tradition of naming places after the Catholic feast days closest to the discovery date and nearby island, he christened Alcatraz for the thousands of sea birds wheeling around it. However, the island Ayala named Alcatraz was actually the one we now call your Buena Island. What? How that happened, and Englishmen mapping the San Francisco Bay in 18 26 made a mistake. Captain Beachy accidentally transcribed the name Alcatraz on to a much smaller nearby island, thereby cementing that error into the Royal Navy's nautical charts. You're Balbuena. The good Herb Island was probably named for the very abundant native men found Twining all over the island. So a faulty observation. Our European invasion and a typo resulted in the name of the number one tourist destination in the Bay Area..
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"Where products designed for getting together. China products are available at retailers, grocery stores and online. This is NPR news. Coming up in the next 10 minutes is Laura Cli Van's will be on talking about the state's reversing course on reopening because of the Corona virus. First, though Joe McConnell is searching far and wide for some traffic. What's up, Joe? It's a holiday, so you know people are sleeping in and the two interesting street name items. Are both clear, unfortunately, but one more time I'll be able to say them. Don't worry about the crash, Carl Field and Barranca. Apparently the roads open again. And west of Rio Vista. We did have a crab or a stall near little Honker Bay Road. That's clear to Joe McConnell for keeping it doesn't take much to entertain you Desert. All right. Well, it is just about 5 30 in the morning, So we'll give Joe a pass. He'll be back in about 10 minutes. No, he won't. He'll be back in about 20 minutes and hopefully will have some good, more good news. On the roadways. Good morning. I'm Sandy all tales and you're listening to member supported radio Dfm San Francisco. It's 5 30 Live from NPR news in Washington on Dave Mattingly with New Corona virus infections and hospitalizations rising in Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering people in his state to wear face coverings in public spaces. Bonnie Petri with Texas Public radio has more, he said that covered 19 is not going away, he noted. The hospital systems across the state are reaching and exceeding their Max. I seeyou capacity and that masks might make a difference. There are some exemptions. They include people with certain medical conditions. The FBI and U. S. Army investigators say a soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, reported missing in April, was killed by a fellow soldier stationed at the same base. Prosecutors say 20 year old Vanessa Gideon was bludgeoned with a hammer and later dismembered. Remains found about 20 miles from the base earlier this week are believed to be hers. Army Special agent Damon Phelps says the suspect and G and slaying is identified as Aaron Robinson. He says he's also dead. The law enforcement agencies attempted to make contact with the suspect and clean Texas specialist. Robinson reportedly displayed a weapon and took his own life and alleged civilian accomplice of Robinson's. A 22 year old woman is under arrest. Ian's family has said they believe she had been sexually harassed by Robinson. They're calling for Congress to investigate. This is NPR news from Washington. Later today, President Trump Heads to South Dakota will be attending a large fireworks display at Mount Rushmore to mark the July 4th holiday. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event. Native American groups say they plan to protest the president's visit. In Turkey. At least two deaths are now reported after an explosion at the fireworks factory in the country's northwest during Pascal in Istanbul, says more than 70 others were injured. Video shared by local Turkish media show a large plume rising above the factory outside the town of hand Dick it's large enough to be seen for miles. The regional governor told state media that fire crews could not intervene immediately. While the explosions continued. The mayor of Hendrik told a Turkish paper soju that there was another explosion at the same factory a few years ago for NPR news. I'm during this Karen in Istanbul. The first person charged under Hongkong's new National security law is identified as a 23 year old man. NPR's Emily Fang says he was arrested after attaching a flag to his motorbike at a protest. The flag. Red Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of our Times, one of the hallmarks slogans of anti Beijing protests that emerged last year. Hong Kong's government said today that that slogan was subversive under the new national security law. Man surnamed Tom was charged today with one count of incitement, secession and one count of terrorist activity. I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington. I'm Marco Woman at the world. We're always looking beyond our borders to get the global take on the news. That's especially important as we deal with a pandemic. We take you to places where the Corona virus struck first places that may recover.
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"On KQ weedy Joe McConnell Texas to Oakland and another look at interstate eight eighty scratches been there an hour now south eat eighty between sixty six and Hagen burger the right lane is still blocked although the fire has been put out that was a motorcycle down the motorcycle was on fire the back it is not quite to high street lower deck of the bay bridge is a surprise slow down approaching the island because of the big rig that stalled at the off ramp eastbound siege because running traffic breaks so Caltrans pretty good and they're probably the done that so the backup is it as bad but it's still pretty heavy the Altamont pass has improved five eighty westbound just a little pocket heavy traffic around grant one much better than the earlier Joe McConnell for KQED thank you show support for KQ weedy today comes from Comcast it's a crucial time for students to stay connected internet essentials has connected millions of low income homes helping students with online learning when it matters most Comcast corporation dot com slash internet essentials did you know you can donate your vehicle to KQ weedy and re route your pollution with an environmentally responsible solution eighty six percent of a car can be recycled and re used donating helps remove your car responsibly and professionally for details go to KQ weedy dot org slash cars hi Marco Werman at the world we're always looking beyond our borders to get the global take on the news that's especially important as we deal with a pandemic we take you to places where the corona virus struck first places that may recover from its effects before.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Business news Joe McConnell NBC news radio New York governor Andrew Cuomo's announcing New York state's third corona virus related fatality governor Cuomo held a press conference on Sunday saying there had been another corona virus related death overnight a seventy nine year old woman has succumbed to the virus which brings the statewide death total to three the governor also said the state wide total of confirmed cases of the virus has now risen to seven hundred and twenty nine he says the statewide testing rate continues to grow and that fifty two hundred individuals have now been tested four hundred and forty two of them since Saturday night Liz Warner NBC news radio New York a top White House economic official believes the American economy will come roaring back after the corona virus this is a story that will be very challenging in the short run this is not a story of years this is a story of weeks and months on CBS's face the nation Larry Kudlow said he expects the strong economy to return by the end of this year meantime Kudlow also reiterated president trump's support for a payroll tax holiday a California congressman who made national headlines a couple months ago says a former staff member of his tested positive for covert nineteen representative Adam Schiff office said in a statement that medical professionals believe the unidentified former staff member contracted the virus after leaving the office the statement added the extra effort is feeling better and no current staff have reported any flu like symptoms at this time and it appears this week's north American box office race is being affected by the corona virus outbreak for the second straight weekend on ward is the top movie in the U. S. and Canada with just ten and a half million dollars in ticket sales coming in second is the faith based movie biography of Christian music artist Jeremy camp I still believe sold nine and a half million Bucks worth of tickets in its debut weekend rounding out this week's top five a blood shot the invisible man and the hunts sonic the hedgehog with Jim Carey finished in sixth place Matt Matt and send NBC news radio discover something new welcome to brains and how stuff works brain stuck one book on here thanks and lizards are both card carrying members of the order school model but while lizards skittering dash on fully formed legs six opt for a linguist with her why and how these animals took such different evolutionary paths is a matter of scientific debates however one thing is for sure some stakes still carry the genetic coding that would allow them to develop legs and feet so why don't these snakes brought limbs and start strutting through the bush the nation's behinds process are essentially switched to the off position thanks to multiple genetic mutations that occurred more than a hundred million years ago those mutations affected a particular gene the sonic hedgehog gene which is responsible for the development of limbs and before you ask yes that is actually the gene's official name so called because of its spiky appearance the sonic hedgehog gene is not only vital for limbs it also provides guides for organs and their placement within growing animals in lizards the sonic hedgehog gene is active and results in legs and feet in stakes it's deactivated a study published in nature communications in twenty sixteen it showed how changes in the reptile genome ultimately resulted in obvious transformations and the creatures you know type a which are the physical traits that come from expressions of certain genes in short genetic mutations caused some lizards to do away with their appendages becoming stakes while still retaining the echoes of those lucky genes in their DNA in order to pinpoint changes in genetic sequences the researchers compared genomes from steaks with those of other reptiles invertebrates that do have complete limbs they rely particularly on the genome of the taboo lizard scientists have completely sequenced its genome lizards happens to have DNA regulatory sequencers called enhancers the conflict certain genes on and off during the creatures developments the son of hedgehog gene it needs those enhancers for limbs to fully develop which is how lizards wind up with four legs but in saying this and hence there was removed from DNA sequences during evolution and it's now virtually but not completely eliminated even from primitive thanks traces of the enhancer are still there along with another gene called H. O. X. T. which is responsible for guiding the development of each some python embryos even develop partial lead bones and put plates in the egg but these features disintegrate long before the just eating creature hatches still there are leftover signs that not all snakes are ready to be done with the idea of sprinting along think of all the tiny athletic shoes if you peer closely at the underside of the stakes you'll see little nubs on their bellies vestigial remnants of legs that could have been all of this means that with just a few genetic mutations some type of primitive stakes might be able to develop plans this actually be activating features that are already tucked away in their DNA just waiting for the right variables to trigger their development but bonus factor the episode six don't necessarily need to be to catch you the black mamba is one of the world's deadliest makes do with neuro and cardio toxic venom you can reach up to fourteen feet long that's over four meters and can fly there about twelve miles per hour that's nineteen kilometers per hour which is faster than most people can run but don't worry too much they're largely shy and are more likely to flee instead of.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Now block there Joe McConnell for KQED wow all right thanks Joe will check in with you soon support for KQED comes from that flex presenting the animated feature I've lost my body adventure young love in childhood memories inter twined is a severed hand crosses Paris in search of its owner Academy Awards eligible animated feature good morning the time now is eight fifty one good morning this is the California report im Saul Gonzalez in Los Angeles the US environmental protection agency wants to loosen regulations involving the spraying of pesticides on cross the EPA says that'll help farmers do their jobs better but the attorneys general of several states including California are pushing back they say such changes could endanger farm workers and people who live near farm fields KQED Central Valley reporter Alex hall has more under the existing standards farmers applying pesticides need to make sure that no people are within a certain distance from sprain equipment as it moves down the field and if someone does enter that's owned the applicator is required to stop spring that includes farm workers in neighboring fields under the EPA's proposed rule the grower would still need to make sure the pesticide doesn't make contact with people but the buffer zone would only extend to the edge of a growers own prop party on Thursday Attorney General have your but Serra and his counterparts in six other states submitted a letter arguing that the proposal is a roll back of necessary protections for farm workers they also argue the change would have a negative impact on minority and low income communities for the California report I'm Alex hall in Fresno LA area congressman Brad Sherman is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to strengthen helicopter safety standards that in the wake of the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others KCRW cerise council has more this of course ski S. seventy six B. helicopter that Bryant and eight others were flying in that foggy Sunday morning did not have a terrain awareness and warning system or Tawes Jennifer Harman dear with the national transportation safety board said this week that Tawes could have made a difference now congressman Sherman has proposed that all helicopters be equipped with because it works like some of the equipment and new model cars when you get too close to a hillside or another vehicle it alerts you back in two thousand four the NTSB recommended that all helicopters be equipped with Tawes but the FAA didn't adopt the requirement congressman Sherman says the agency was protecting industry interests B. S. A. always leans in the direction of the year transportation the industry they did that with regard to Boeing and the Max their aircraft and but this is if they did the same with regard to these helicopters systems the NTSB has not yet determined the cause of the crash the new proposal the Kobe Bryant and Jana Brian helicopter safety act would direct the FAA to coordinate with the NTSB to set new safety standards establish a commission on helicopter safety and quote require a report to Congress on best practices.
"joe mcconnell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Joe McConnell for KQED all right thank you Joe Democrats are laying out their opening arguments for impeaching the president they have one more day before the White House response join us for a day for special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news and the coverage gets under way this morning at ten right after the first and only our of form this morning and it looks like the forecast for tonight color today should say calls for sunny skies mostly sunny skies highs in the fifties and sixties this is KQED public radio good morning this is the California report im sold consoles in Los Angeles consider this in the nineteen fifties about a third of American workers were unionized but since then organized labor in the U. S. has seen a decline in membership which in turn has led to less clout for workers but new numbers show union membership in California is actually growing KCRW's cherry Glazer explains another one hundred thirty nine thousand workers in California joined the ranks of organized labor last year that brings the total number of card carrying union members in the state to more than two point seven million or sixteen and a half percent of the work force that's compared to just over eleven a half percent nationwide according to latest figures from the US bureau of labor statistics California's growth in union membership came across a wide range of industries from electricians to academic research to entertainment and unions could continue to see their membership expand thanks to the new state law a B. five that went into effect January first that law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors for the California report on cherry Glazer several environmental groups are asking the California restaurant association to drop its lawsuit against the city of Berkeley over its ban on gas power in new construction the lawsuit claims that restaurants need natural gas for cooking the Sierra club's Matthew Goff says he's concerned that the restaurant industry group doesn't recognize the environmental harm of gas emissions if we want to solve the climate crisis we need to electrify our buildings and stop emitting from our homes and our business is the ordinance that took effect this month won't affect existing restaurant in Berkeley let's turn now to a new front in immigration starting today US immigration officers have new powers to block pregnant women from entering the country the trump administration says it wants to bar foreigners looking to claim birthright citizenship for a child KCRW's Jerome Campbell reports the new rule is likely to have a significant impact here in California these officers are not supposed to ask someone if they are pregnant but the new rule announced this week says they can judge by looking and ask follow up questions to get at someone's travel motivations visitors could also be asked to prove they can pay for medical expenses the trump administration says it is targeting so called birth tourism the practice has been the subject of law enforcement actions in southern California schemes involving Chinese visitors have been broken up from Orange County to the San Gabriel Valley critics here say the rule has broader implications we may talk about the fourteen people who are deemed to be using healthcare public benefits in this country all it is is just simply racist and classes Cynthia breeze a runs the California immigrant policy center which protects the health and safety of those seeking to enter the country she says the department of justice already has the authority to deal with travelers who come under false pretenses and doesn't need more leeway eats another loses another guy is to just targets a specific our class and and and race of people that is in keeping with their agenda to read the system please add that women will now face more scrutiny of their bodies when traveling.
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"Joe McConnell for KQED stay tuned to get you ready for form it's later this morning nine to eleven with Michael Krasny coming up this month former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy became CEO of the natural resources defense council McCarthy joins form to talk about her new role and the state environmental policy under the trump administration then it ten governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday his plan to win the euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in California shelters form discusses what it would mean for California to become a no kill state join us for the topics your participation invited on form today listen and participate from nine to eleven on KQED public radio partly cloudy skies then sunny highs in the mid fifties generally today there's a big storm system on the way that's supposed to arrive Wednesday night and all day Thursday it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king in Washington DC and I'm David green in Culver city California U. S. defense secretary mark asper thought he would be spending the year twenty twenty focusing on China also Russia instead he is leading the military through a series of attacks on and from Iran All Things Considered co host ari Shapiro went to the Pentagon late yesterday to interview secretary Aspin are joins us this morning hi ari hi David so we should say cigarettes were confirmed in this job six months ago but these last couple weeks wow what's it been like that to be the Pentagon remember it was just one week ago that Iranian missiles started falling on bases in Iraq that house US troops and asper was at the Pentagon when that was happening I wondered what he thought in that moment whether he believes the US was heading for all out war so I asked him just to describe that evening I was here in the in my office at the time down the hallway meeting with the joint chiefs of staff my civilian leaders talking about our next moves if you will second and third order effects we have to do when the alert came my first reaction was well here we go David he's a veteran and expert told me that that moment reminded him of being attacked by scud missiles in nineteen ninety one during the first Gulf War and he said his thoughts went to the American troops who may have been in harm's way last week in the path of Iranian missiles war is unpredictable and doubt my caution was always let's see what happens let's understand their intent let's get a good assessment of casualties and then we can figure out the next steps okay supporting no Americans were killed in those attacks and that the US is not in an all out war with Iran today but are there are those looming questions about why president trump ordered a strike on Iran in general Qassem Soleimani who was killed why they did that in the first place how did esper clear this up for you at all I wouldn't say he cleared it up he did defends the administration's intelligence explanations I even after more than a week they're still very conflicting accounts of why the administration ordered the strike to our member that on for today president trump said in an interview on fox that there was an imminent plan to attack for U. S. embassies I can reveal that I believe it would have been for embassies but Baghdad certainly would have been the lead and then on face the nation on Sunday secretary asper said he never saw such intelligence I didn't see one with regard to four embassies what I'm saying is I sure the president's view that probably my expectation was they're going to go after our embassies so yesterday secretary aspirin I went back and forth about the intelligence and the inconsistencies and finally I asked on this do you agree that the messages have been mixed at best from this administration I don't think so I think they're nested in many ways you know this is one those cases where somebody says six in somebody else's a half dozen and people like to find some time said that's it I'm just not sure exactly which mall what I mean is that the the information builds upon itself or is contained within a broader subset of things but I would say this is the bottom line in all of the entire national security team agrees on this because some saw Mandy was responsible for twenty years worth of attacks on United States forces he was also responded for responsible for killing of civilians in other countries to include his own in Iran he was responsible for the tax leading up to the the the attack that killed the American on air base and the siege of the embassy but why in the week and a half since that attack hasn't the U. S. been able to offer one consistent explanation for why this attack was necessary while we disagree I think we we have had a very thorough explanation as I cited a very senior intelligence committee person who said that the risk of doing nothing the risk of inaction was greater than the risk of action it was very compelling the challenge here is we're we're dealing with very exquisite information information that if we were to lose those sources and methods we will lose insights into the thinking of the Iranian government NBC is reporting that the attack was authorized seven months ago in June is that true that's not accurate that is not accurate you're saying that's not accurate hi sorry look let's look ahead now right right now you've got these militias in Iraq that have the support of a run their attacking bases that have housed Americans in the past in terms of what the U. S. response to all of this might be going forward what is as per se here's where it gets complicated because esper actually answer this question twice administration officials have insisted that Iran will be held accountable for the actions of its proxies these militias in Iraq and I asked esper does that mean the US would attack Iran to retaliate for what malicious in a rock do and at first he said the authorization for the use of military force the AUMF lets the U. S. conduct operations in Iraq but not in Iran and as you'll hear he also mentioned article two of the constitution which establishes presidential power the proxies in Iraq are are available targets for us under the under the AUMF and under the commander to supporting for article two and we are prepared and will strike them in Iraq if they strike our forces and Iran Iran we do not have the authority right now to strike the country of Iran for actions taken by proxy group I said that very clearly and open testimony and I've said that probably to lawmakers and David here's where things got strange because we finish the interview packed up our gear and his press secretary chased us down to say hang on the secretary wants to clarify his answer while so we went back into his office and I ask the question again do you believe the US has the legal authority to strike Iran for the actions of militias in Iraq if it is consistent with the commander in chief's authorities under article two to defend the nation are people on our interests yes we do this is different from what you said earlier which was we do not I just want to know why you're no longer saying I said we do not have the authority under the two thousand to a math to strike Iran and so you're distinguishing between that and article two of the condo search that's exactly right those are two very different legal authorities one is limited to threats emanating from a rock and the one is the president's constitutional authority that many presidents of exercise for decades to protect America to protect our people and to protect our forces which it sounds like you're saying what allow the US to attack Iran in retaliation for actions by militias in Iraq the present always has the right of self defense to exercise an employee force under article two of the constitution still can't believe you brought you back into reality in the interview can you put is two different answers in the context you know I think this back and forth really captures how espers trying to delicately navigate this moment you can tell us something to him that on the one hand he does not want to give Iran a green light to support these militias that are attacking Americans and their allies and on the other hand he does want to sound belligerent like you're threatening attack on Iranian soil all right we're gonna hear a lot more of your interview with the defense secretary on your program this afternoon All Things Considered that's my colleague ari Shapiro are things pleasure to talk to David April first is our senses stay ahead of the national head count some states are doing more preparation than others to encourage all residents to take part California is spending close to a hundred and ninety million dollars that's more than any other state starting today it will send out workers to take a sort of mini census and here is on the low one has the story California officials are so worried that the twenty twenty census will miss enough residents in the state they want some neighborhoods counted not once but twice.
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One Guido says he is the interim president of Venezuela and opposition led legislatures says why Don is to replace nNcholas Maduro who kept power in a disputed election. President Madero though is show no sign of stepping down or allowing a new election. And instead the chief Justice of Venezuela's Supreme Court who was aligned with Madero has begun. What he calls a preliminary investigation of the opposition leader things are getting. Tenths as the opposition prepares big protests and NPR's Philip Reeves is on the line to tell us about it. Either philip. Oh, hi, Steve. Yeah. What does it been like to walk around Caracas the last few days, eight strange, it's subdued. It's very tense people who support the opposition. They're very large number of people who who deeply loves the doodo, clearly, very happy. And hoping that this is the moment after very long time when they're actually going to get the change that they have wished for for so long, but at the same time the that they've had many previous disappointments, and you see also just genuine fair in people's in people's eyes to talk to you. They talk about how worried they are about the safety of their family. Whether this whole thing is going to melt down into violence. Well, let's talk about that. Because obviously the opposition leader hasn't been arrested yet, he's still walking free. But if the supreme court is beginning motions against him. It clearly leans in that direction. What is the plan of one Guido the opposition leader to actually take power having claimed it well, he's piling. On the pressure. He's calling for people to walk out today out of the homes and offices for two nonviolent protest and that he's also co from for for a mass demonstration nationwide on Saturday. Remember, he successfully summoned hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets last week. So expect today's events to be lodge and the big question is how will Madonna's security forces react forty people have been killed since this crisis erupted just over a week ago, mostly by Venezuela's security services, according to the UN human rights office. And you know, the warriors they'll be more bloodshed, but he is piling on pressure. And can you describe president Medeiros approach to staying in power forty people? Killed sounds devastating. But we have not reached that moment of the military killing hundreds or thousands of Kinmen square kind of incident yet, we have not reached the moment of the opposition leader being in chains. What is Madora doing? Well, I think he is faced with a very. Very very serious challenge to his position. And he's having to feel his way forward. It's true. The supreme court has now frozen guidos Bank accounts, and that he's been banned from leaving the country. But this is a man who Modesto says is attempting a coup with the collaboration of the United States. So you can see that those measures when you consider that Kathy calibrated by motto as what he's doing. I mean, turn on the TV here. The state run TV which the government entirely controls and uses a channel for propaganda. And you see these days we do in front of his army troops attending parades and urging them to fight to the end and to be loyal and so on. So that is how he is. That is how he is proceeding in this crisis that he faces it's got a lot worse now that the US has cut his oil money. So he has to deal with how he's gonna. Candle at two let's remember the United States is not just supporting the opposition leader, they formally recognized him as the president the interim president of Venezuela. In addition to cutting the oil money and taking other steps, I'm curious Philip as you talk with people on the streets of Caracas. Do you have any sense of people hoping for or expecting bigger US intervention? Yes. I mean, one of the things that's quite interesting. Here is that you often meet people who lean to the left, but who rather apologetically explained to you that they are very much in favor of the Trump administration because they're very glad to see this happening in Venezuela after so long, and they appreciate the intervention, but at the same time this this concern exists about what's going to happen in Madeira go Steve is it's unlikely to be a clean break with his military and security apparatus all transferring their allegiance to a new interim government, there are hardline elements here in the national guard. There are these collective is collective os. Who've got the basically armed pro government militias with a reputation for committing atrocities there elements in the police and intelligence services, tortured and kill they know that the amnesty that's being offered by the opposition may not apply to them, and there are numerous criminal gang. Steve dealing in drugs and gold who flourish out in the countryside, where the government grip is very weak and Atalante together, and you have an alarming picture. Okay. That's NPR's. Philip philip. Thanks very much. You're welcome US and Chinese negotiators are in Washington. Dc today for the start of high level trade talks to try and bring an end to the trade war between the world's two. Biggest economies NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now. Good morning, mar. Hi, rachel. What is supposed to happen in this meeting incremental or they're big expectations. What's supposed to happen is the US is going to press China on two fronts. The first is getting the Chinese to lower the trade deficit between the two countries by more American. N- stuff. Commodities like soybeans. The second goal is much harder. It's to address these structural issues. The US wants China to stop intellectual property theft. Stop what they call force technology transfer. That means forcing American companies to hand over their technology secrets they don't want China to require US companies to have a Chinese partner when they operate in China. In other words, the US wants China to change its business model. So the big question about these talks is will Donald Trump be so eager for a deal that he'll settle for China buying some more soybeans and not push harder on the structural issues. What I'm being told is even though the president started out being pretty obsessed with the trade deficit, which communists will tell. You is really not the most important metric he is. Now, very focused on these structural issues and tomorrow when he sits down with the Chinese vice premier he will have a chance to press these issues, so why the change. I mean, I guess. What is the Ben like an as well tipping the scales? Here. I think the changes just that the president has come to to understand that these structural issues are the real problem and the trade deficit just getting China to buy more soybeans from the US wouldn't really solve the problem. But in terms of the pain. There is a trade war. Maybe a low level trade war right now between the US and China. The president has put twenty five percent tariffs on fifty billion dollars of Chinese imports. Another ten percent tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth. And then on March. I I he is threatening to raise that to twenty five percent if they don't get a deal and that could really affect the world economy. These are the world's two largest economies. And of course, all this is complicated. By the fact, that the Justice department brought charges against the Chinese tech giant hallway big huge Chinese telecom. I mean, how's how's that gonna play into these negotiations? That's a very good question. The Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the indictments against Weiwei and the Chinese trade talks are on two separate tracks. But the question is will the Weiwei indictments become a bargaining chip in the trade talks. How will they? They how can they not become a bargaining chip in these trade talks right Manusha named want them on separate tax. But are the Chinese get a look at it? That know the Chinese clearly will want to roll them together. But these talks are probably not gonna come to a to a resolution this week. But the way indictments at some point, I think will affect them NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. For us this morning talking about these trade talks happening in Washington between the US and Chinese negotiators Mara. Thanks. We appreciate it. Thank you. Homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen was at the border in San Diego yesterday. She's promoting a new policy for some people who seek asylum at the US Mexico border. They're being told to stay in Mexico during their application process. Here's reporter max Rivlin never last week d h s announced that the new policy dubbed the migrant protection protocols would begin with the return of twenty asylum seekers to Mexico this past Friday, but. It didn't return any of them until Tuesday morning. When one man was escorted out of the US Elissa is Dorothy, a lawyer described the scene that journalist swarmed him immediately. And.
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"Joe McConnell is back with another look at your ride to work this morning. Joe latest issue highway four in Pittsburgh westbound before harbor first reports of a crash there, and it's already slow from the leverage ahead of crash earlier at Bailey started some of that jam eighty westbound Fairfield before six eighty and other new crash just popping up on the screen doesn't look like anything's blocked heavy traffic, but not stop and go there yet y'all lawn pass is of course, terrible. There was a crash into a five made it slightly worse. Joe McConnell for cake. All right. Thanks, joe. His report brought to you by they alarm. It's now six forty three in time for a listener commentary the family lore about their grandparents World War One. Romance was sweet, but Leslie miles discovered that what was left out of the tale told a much different story. They met in a park in London. That was the story. My grandfather had been on the front. My grandmother a young woman going to college studying botany when passing her sitting on a bench. He said to her. Little girl. It looks like you've scuffed your shoes. It was a simple romantic story how they met in fell in love. He went to New Zealand and honest way back was robbed in San Francisco. My grandmother then joined him traveling across the ocean. But how we arrived in London in the first place was never told what explained his life the lives of his family that part of the story magically opened to me while driving in New Zealand along two lane black asphalt highway through rolling hills of bright bring gas in white sheep, my cellphone remarkably had service, we were on the South Island where he was born. I searched William Leslie miles. I knew nothing about the recent release of all records for the first World War the war that was to end all wars. But there it was forty five pages of microphone history from his induction. In the veterinary corps in nineteen fourteen to his release in one thousand nine hundred eighteen I'd heard a bit about racing ostriches in Egypt in his love for horses. His ability to ride anything he sang and cracked body jokes. Could recite hundreds of poems by heart. What I didn't know was that he didn't sleep in the same room as my grandmother because he was afraid of waking in a state and killing her with his bare hands he served for a bit in Egypt. The tattered yellow documents second and third pages confirmed that it didn't mention ever to anyone that is next post with some France or that first day forty thousand were killed or that all of his beloved horses were killed or that he was sent to London for shell shock and was sent back to the front in a month or that he was then sent to her done in gassed or was it that he got to perky Ulysses to break us was the next entry in the hospital. Log then back to the front finally to return to London. So that was the missing part of the romantic story of how my grandparents met in a park in London. The war to end all wars didn't end anyone's for with a perspective. I'm Leslie miles, Leslie.
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Now at seven minutes past the hour of eight this is morning edition from NPR news. I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. And I'm Steve Inskeep. In Washington DC. Here are some of the questions US senators opposing to William bar. They are questions to the nominee to serve as attorney general overseeing an investigation into Russia's election support for President Trump. Do you believe Mr. Muller would be involved in a witch hunt against anybody? Will you commit to ensuring special counsel Mueller is? Not terminated without good cause consistent with department. Regulation. Will you commit to make? Public all of the reports conclusions among report, even if some of the evidence supporting those conclusions can't be made public. Those are the questions here are some of the answers from William bar gray haired, bespectacled articulate with the comfort level of someone who has been attorney general before I don't I don't believe. Mr. Muller would would be involved in a witch hunt far spoke less definitely about whether he would let the public know what? Mr. Muller fines that certainly is my goal and intent. It's hard for me to conceive of a conclusion. That would. You know, run afoul of the rigs as currently written. But that certainly my intent today witnesses offer their views on William bar, including Jonathan Turley law professor at George Washington University who has represented William bar. He's been a lawyer for the guy who is angling to be the nation's top lawyer missed surely welcome back to the program. Thanks, steve. Should William Barbie confirmed. Absolutely. He's really the perfect person at this time to take over the Justice department. This is a department that has taken a lot of hits under the waterline, this has been a very difficult two years and to bring in someone like bar will introduce not just a record of integrity. But someone who bring real stability to that department. Although let's be clear he as Democrats have pointed out wrote, not many months ago and unsolicited memo to multiple people around President Trump, including the president's lawyers raising concerns about the Muller investigation making it clear that he. He is skeptical of some aspects of it. Well, I think he specifically raised concerns about one aspect of the investigation that is how to interpret one of the obstruction provisions, and how it might impact the department of Justice. He actually supports the rush investigation is never criticized it, and he also supported the appointment of molar who is known for many years, so his objection in that memo was to how to interpret what is an ambiguous provisions on the obstruction statute as it applies to to a president. And he actually says in that memo that he believes the president can't be charged with crimes in office and that includes obstruction. But if he's writing a memo unsolicited volunteering for the defense team, I don't I don't want to quite put it that way. But volunteering to help the president or if he has been doing that can be independent. Why don't think he actually volunteered due to be? It's beyond the team for the president. He the president called him in a friend of the president. Asked if he'd be interested in joining the team embar, actually declined a bar actually has contacted as have former other former Justice officials their colleagues and department when things concern them he did that for Senator Menendez is case that is he has no connection to Senator Menendez. But he contacted Justice officials that he was concerned about the interpretation used the prosecute us. Senator menendez. Oh, this is a democratic Senator from New Jersey who was tried on corruption charges, but remains an office at this time. Does it seem in some way, automatic the President Trump would be reaching out for someone as attorney general hoping he would tamp down the investigation. This is something that the president explicitly said again, and again, and again, and again, and again that he wanted officials in the Justice department to do well, I can't speak to what the president hoped for. But I can't speak to what he got as was clear and the testimony from general bar. He has no intention of ending this investigation. He says he fully intends to ensure that Muller complete is investigation that he gets the resources heat needs. And he also said that he wants to make available is to the largest extent possible any reported Muller produces how does William bar in your experience having dealt with them. How does he address the complexities of the law? The the moral complexities the legal complexities. The political complexities of it. You know, people referred to him as a lawyer's lawyer. That's true. He's one of the best lawyers. I've ever known. He's a tough client to have. I remember. And when I was doing the brief in the the pallet litigation during the Clinton period, I was representing a number of a former attorneys general, but he called me from about thirty thousand feet from his plane at bow to in the morning to say that I did a good job. But there was a typo in footnote thirty terror. I had I had twenty people read this thing. But only Bill bar found the typo in footnote, thirty two. Okay. So if he's confirmed people at the Justice department had better have spell check on. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Does it feel to you Jonathan Turley that in this time of stress that the system is holding up? I think it is. And I believe that Barr could be the solution that the department is looking for he's respected by everyone. He's a longer. That's reason. He wrote that memo. I know that because I'm a law nerd, I served with eighty other laudner, it's. He and so I think that he could be just the right person at the right time. He really has a deep affection in connection for the Justice department and at this point in his career, he wouldn't jeopardize either his legacy or that department. So I think that you have to give Trump credit that he picked someone. That's the right person at the right time Jonathan Turley. Thanks for your comments. Really? Appreciate it. Thank you. He's a criminal defense attorney and law, professor. America imprisons more people than any other nation, and for those who get released after a long sentence re entry can be tough, especially finding affordable stable housing housing is often one of the biggest barriers to ex inmates. Finding a decent job and getting their life back on track. Well, one group here in California is trying to change that with a first of its kind program. You might call it Airbnb for the formerly incarcerated here's NPR's. Eric westervelt. Fucking work, actually, my it's a Friday night. Jason Jones is kicking back on a couch in his opened apartment with roommate to Meco pens Ella, they're laughing about how to make a recently duped him into what he thought would be a regular gym workout. Oh, she got me into yoga. She tricked me. What made it really jarring? This was Jason's first full day free after serving fourteen years in California prisons. Dour dog. You don't want to be in in prison. The the second day out. She's laughing. Oh, man. This is not good. Laughing about a workout that wasn't. It's all normal life with roommates kind of stuff, but all this is a new normal for the thirty five year old who grew up in and out of foster care and group homes in America today. Most of those getting out of prison after a long sentence or offered some kind of transitional housing that often involves communal living in cramped quarters with other ex convicts they're usually curfews limits on visitors and other prison-like, rules and restrictions. But this pilot program has none of that called the homecoming project to Meco and her boyfriend Joe Klein are sharing their apartment with Jason. And his rent is paid for by the nonprofit group impact Justice, call it the social Justice sharing economy. The homecoming project says you're a person we're going to treat you like a person, and we're gonna give you the footholds and the scaffolding you need to be able to come back home and to be a full member of society. Just like anybody else? That's Alex Beeson ski. The impact justices president the former Justice department lawyer looked at the landscape and saw a huge need and nothing innovative out there for former inmate housing group carefully. Screens both home host and ex inmate to make sure it's a good housing match. There's also training and follow up support the experiment launched just a few months ago with six former inmates paired with local families around the bay area present ski says one of the biggest obstacles to expanding finding enough hosts if fear this apprehension, there's a sense of the unknown. And so it's hard to tell people. This is a great idea, and you should go. Try it bring a stranger getting out of prison into your home. Not a conversation that most people used to having. But it's a conversation presents key thinks America has to have especially now as a bipartisan national movement tries to unwind decades of drug war fueled mass incarceration. Jason's path to prison is a familiar one absent parents in and out of trouble with. Police in and out of foster in group homes starting at age eight on a household abandon. Some kind of Beauce either mentally verbally physically. Whatever it was. And are some ton of drug use in household like horrible Smith like he joined a gang at age eleven eventually Jason served fourteen years in prison for felony charges including assault with a deadly weapon. He was twenty Jason learned to code in prison. So he had a software job waiting for him when he got out, but he didn't have a home. So when he faced his release date he worried the homecoming project with some kind of adult foster care, another dead end, but after living with two Meco and Joe for a few months Jason says, it's really the only stable home he's ever known. It's the first time like I like I seen healthy relationship being in the house over the housing relationship is the first time. I felt like I'm actually part of a family like so it is it is like a lot of things I didn't expect Jason reunited with his son and a daughter, but he's still trying to reconnect and get custody of another daughter. Who's now in foster care? It's complicated. It's hard, but to meet Joe with support from impact Justice have helped him navigate it all to me. Go says she feels like Jason has helped me as much as I've helped him. I think we just have a really strong friendship. I don't feel like I'm helping a stranger. I feel like I'm just have a friend roommate like I feel kinda weird even saying that we're program because it really like that it just.
With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign
"Though Bertelsmann's group prefers to call. It a fee not a tax more on that later. Burdensome says Exxon Mobil support will make lawmakers more receptive to carbon tax, but you may wonder why does an oil and gas giant like Exxon Mobil support a tax on its main products. Bertelson says one big reason is that companies want regulatory certainty they want to know what the rules of the game will be and that's unclear in the current environment. We're operating in what amounts to a game of regulatory pingpong in which you have one administration developing rules only to have the next roll them back. Another important reason. Exxon Mobil supports the plan is that while it would tax carbon. It would also remove most existing regulations on carbon emissions Bertelson says the carbon tax his group is proposing would be much more effective at. Reducing carbon pollution than the current regulations. The Americans for carbon dividends plan is based on a proposal from two Republican elder statesman. James Baker the third and George p Shultz both cabinet members. In Ronald Reagan's White House. One carat for Republicans is that the revenue from the tax or fee would be fully rebates to consumers Bertelson says the idea has received a positive reception from both parties on Capitol Hill with Republicans in particular. There's an increasing number of members of congress on on the Republican side that are looking to seriously engage on this issue. Of course, many Republicans are skeptical about both taxes and climate change. I think it is a step that's been Weber a former congressman from Minnesota. He's now a lobbyist and political consultant at mercury public affairs. But Weber says where the president in the White House who campaigned on reviving the coal. Industry, passing a carbon tax will be very difficult. I don't think there's any way of sugar coating her Republican today to embrace any new taxes difficult, and since President Trump was elected particularly attacks that focuses on fossil fuels is even more difficult. Greg Bertelson acknowledges the challenges and says the carbon tax has always been viewed as a longer term effort, but he says he thinks his groups carbon dividend proposal will become viable sooner than many people expect John ydstie NPR news, Washington. This is NPR news seven forty two now. And back we go to Joe McConnell for another look at commute conditions around the bay area this morning. Slower than usual conditions on how we seventeen still because of the earlier crash nor seventeen at the summit that was at they're out there at the five o'clock hour, it's cleared, but there are pockets starting as far back as vine hill, and it stays slow. It's wretches all the way around the reservoir. Also, six eighty northbound at El cantata, a new crash reported there on the shoulder at a crash earlier. Southbound also near stone valley road that may be out of the lanes. But it's backed up the concord behind that. Joe McConnell for K QB. All right. Thanks, joe. His report brought to you by Amtrak. And support for kqed comes from Korean air Korean air flights from San Francisco to Seoul servicing twice daily day and night Korean air connects to
U.S. farmers to receive $4.7 billion to offset trade-war losses
"The federal government. Is cutting the first checks to farmers to offset trade losses the culture department is announcing four. Point seven billion dollars in total with most of the money going to soybean farmers initially it's part of the Trump administration's promise, of twelve billion. To help farmers get through the global, trade war meanwhile Trump's is farmers will be very happy with the tenant of new NAFTA replacing. Trade deal with, Mexico it's an incredible, deal it's an incredible deal for both parties, most importantly, it's an incredible deal for, the workers and for the citizens of both countries, are, farmers, are, going, to be so happy farmers. The farmers have stuck with may I said we're gonna do This Mexico's promised to immediately start purchasing as much product as they can they're going, to, work on that very hard but the deal. Doesn't yet involve Canada the third partner. In the North American, Free trade agreement pending future negotiations but the leaders of both Mexico and Canada have said all three have to be part of any new arrangement and congress. Isn't expected to approve anything that doesn't include,
Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge upholds oversight board powers over government
"I'm Rachel Martin, good morning a federal judge has ruled that Puerto Rico does not have the final say when it. Comes to its own fiscal policy the final word belongs to a fiscal oversight board, that congress, created two years ago it's a ruling that will have far reaching consequences for, the island's financial future to. Talk about that. Let's bring it NPR's Adrian flurry toe from San, Juan Puerto Rico Adrian hey Rachel so this fiscal oversight board was created way before the hurricane when Puerto Rico was. Still suffering from all kinds of financial problems right yeah I mean remember it was a couple of years ago the government basically, said that it would not be able, to pay the more than seventy billion. Dollars that it owes to bondholders, into, that led congress to do two things that passed Allowing. The islands to effectively declared bankruptcy to restructure. That debt it also created this seven. Member board with. Huge power to make decisions. About the island's finances in order to to get this debt under control and turn the economy around listen to what the. Board's chairman Jose Korean told me in our colleague Michelle Martin back in June the. Government's function aside from taking care of the needy is to create the economic conditions whereby private enterprise. Succeeds and employees folks creates wealth that's that's the nature, of our, system, are, legal. Needs destruction reforms that will allow it to do so with the board sees one of its roles is being as forcing Puerto. Rican? Government. To implement, these sorts of reforms along with huge spending. Cuts in this you can imagine his has been big source of tension right so then their control was essentially a called into question because the governor of Puerto Rico and the legislature In Puerto Rico sued the oversight. Board, last month the governor and legislature don't believe that this federally, appointed board should be able to, force the, local government to implement these measures, they think they can recommend but not not require the government to. Do so until one example input Rico workers are entitled by law to a Christmas bonus the board wants this bonus eliminated and so in the budget that it drew up. For Puerto Rico did not include enough money for something the governor said, it did not have the. Right to do, it's just one example I mean the fundamental question here right is when it comes to fiscal policy to fiscal reform canvas. Board do that who has the final say the elected government to fourth three or the sport created. By congress and yesterday with, this federal judge ruled is that it's this appointing board that they have the power to overrule Puerto Rico's government when it comes to. To financial policy well so I can't imagine that government, in? Puerto Rico Governor there especially is very happy about this then no he was not a huge overseas but But he issued a statement saying that. It was proof that the Rico which is a u. s. territory is in fact more like a US colony he called it. An undignified relationship because you, know congress basically dictating policy he said without the islands consent on the other, hand the members of this oversight board some of. Whom are from Puerto Rico others. From the mainland US they welcomed the ruling and they said it, was time for the governor to begin. Implementing these cuts and austerity reforms to get Puerto Rico back. On on the right. Track so, what does it mean then I mean if you consider the fact that now the democratically elected government their. Their their power and control over Puerto Rico has been curtailed what does that mean for regular. Folks that's absolutely right what you just said it also means that for regular folks they can expect more cuts to services benefits even pensions some of these cuts have. Already, begun to public education the health benefits and we're talking about, an island where through where half of the, population lives in poverty in these, cuts Unconvicted, to slice pretty deep
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..
Judge says government on track to reunify families split at border
"Is. NPR news Six fifty and before we bring, you the California report Joe McConnell is standing by with more about. The Wednesday morning commute Joe might be troubles on six eighty and Alamos southbound north of stone valley road a, report of, an injury collision there and blocking the right lane westbound ninety. Two foster, city boulevard another crash the eagles are on the shoulder ambulance on. The way as precaution not sure. If anybody's hurt yet the Dumbarton bridge toll plaza westbound of stall reported their action at a stall bits of debris flying around with yellow caution tape and your, where it came from but it's affecting. Traffic slowing things down Joe. McConnell for, KiKi, Dee. All right Thanks Joe his report is brought to you by compassion international and he'll update us again just before the. Top of the hour the time is now six. Fifty one good morning this. Is the. California. Report I'm penny Nelson national park officials are shutting down a part of Yosemite valley due to a massive wildfire. Burning just miles away the closure is expected to last through Sunday and is forcing the cancellation of at least a thousand. Hotel and camping reservations Cal fire. Spokesman Richard. Egan, on the Ferguson fire it's hard to say time-wise if or when it will reach the park but it is. Getting closer Sam campers are staying in parts of the park that have not been closed including these visitors from Mexico wherever Care more. About the bears than about the fire the fire now, covers more than thirty seven thousand acres. And is twenty six percent contained meanwhile the trader Joe's employees killed during a. Shootout with police Los Angeles, suburb on Saturday was struck by an officers bullet LAPD chief, Michael Moore made the announcement at a press. Conference yesterday KCRW's Jenny Hamill has more store manager Melita Corrado died when two LAPD officers exchanged gunfire with twenty eight-year-old gene Atkins after he crashed the. Car he was driving and ran into the trader Joe's in Silverlake LAPD chief more shared this with the public I'm sorry. To report that we've now determined through. Our forensic investigation that one of the ostrich rounds struck, MS Khurana as she was exiting, the market it was in close proximity to active chief Moore said the, two officers involved in the shootout were devastated by the news I know that it is every officers worst, nightmare to harm innocent bystander during Violent engagement the LAPD released videos of the incident Moore said he is waiting for the investigation to. Be completed before determining whether any action should be taken against the officers involved but he. Said, he's confident their actions were justified for the California report, I'm Jenny Hamill in Los Angeles onto the border story now a San. Diego based federal judge says a large number of parents, separated from their children at the US. Mexico border appear to be unaccounted for and may have been deported KiKi Dee's. Alex Hemsley has the update, at a hearing yesterday judge Dana Sabrina criticized the Trump administration, policy that resulted in over four hundred parents. Being deported without their children he ordered the government to provide more information about them attorneys for the government say they're still trying to locate those and. Other parents who may be lost in criminal custody somewhere in the US the ACLU represents the parents it's asking for a. Stay to give them more time to. Consult with and their children before resume Zooming deportations, league learnt is the organization's lead attorney. On the case a critical point is that baby given time to discuss as a family what they wanna do their face with. Momentous decisions about whether leaves their child behind whether to continue fighting as. A family they need time together of the two and. A, half thousand separated children more than sixteen, hundred are on track to be reunited with family members by the courts Thursday deadline the parents of at least nine hundred of them are facing, imminent deportation, for the California report I'm Alex Emslie, finally people. With intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to experience sexual abuse compared with others that finding was. Revealed in an investigation published by NPR earlier this year. The series showed a hidden epidemic of abuse occurring in schools homes and treatment facilities k..
U.S. aims to meet deadline on reuniting migrants, government says
"Just about nine minutes now before the hour of seven and before we get to the California report it's back to Joe McConnell and we go for another look at. Your ride to work today. Joe two, left lanes are now blocked in. The lower deck of the bay bridge eastbound before the island where there's a new crash had an earlier one at the Treasure Island. Exit this is a new one, and again two left lanes are blocked there the Golden Gate, Bridge is a fog advisory, just issued on eight eighty southbound. In Oakland, at Broadway. Is a. Report of. A. Will there's some smoke coming up there checking for the fire and, same thing in San Jose antiquity south north. Of seventeen. Smoke but it's coming from. The trees Joe. McConnell, rookie QB all right thank you Joe his report brought to you by Pacific catch west coast fish, house and the time is now six fifty one good. Morning this is the California report I'm penny Nelson well we start this morning with an update on the Ferguson wildfires. Still. Burning out of control near Yosemite national park for the seventeen thousand acres have been consumed By the, blaze and it's just five, percent contained firefighters there continue to. Face hot, and dry. Conditions with. More problematic. Weather. On the horizon on top of the weather there are the rugged, conditions to factor in here's Cal fire spokesman. Richard Egan. The terrain has been a. Significant problem it's. Pretty, steep terrain not really easily accessible by foot thirty six year old firefighter died Saturday after his bulldozer, overturned officials say to other firefighters were injured on Tuesday We turn now to our continuing coverage of. The children separated from their migrant parents at the US Mexico border the government must identify the parents of all kids five and. Older by today is an interim step. To meeting, a court deadline to reunite all the children with their parents by next. Week KiKi Dee's Julie small reports federal officials say they have custody, of two thousand, five hundred fifty one children who remained separated from their. Parents on Monday they told a federal judge in San. Diego they had identified the mother or father for nearly all those children and cleared more than nine hundred to return to their families attorney Spencer under with American Civil Liberties union says the government has. Yet to confirm any of. The kids have been reunited we are still. Waiting to get a, list of. All the people but under says the. Federal judge who ordered the reunifications made it clear he wants the government to act as fast. As possible I think they're, doing it hopefully quickly and they're doing it Batches you know. Another group of people each day is getting reunified. And then hopefully released for now the government is not allowed to immediately deport families that have been reunited in order to. Give them time to understand their, rights volunteer immigration lawyers, are mobilizing to be on hand to help represent the families for the California report I'm Julie small in San. Diego meanwhile on the legislative side California's Senator. Kamala Harris introduced legislation to require the federal government to immediately reunify all migrant families separated at the border in recent months this. Comes after a federal judge in San. Diego ruled, that separated children must be reunited by July twenty sixth the senators Bill. Unveiled earlier this week also requires many of the parents have separated, children to be, released while they pursue a legal way to stay in. The US k. q. e. d. Sonia Hutton reports in. Addition to family reunification and release of parents the Bill also So requires the. Federal government, to publish guidance on how it will do that that must include sustained and free. Contact between parents and children access to legal.
NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says
"Right beside him an investigation is underway into the shooting of a Chicago man that led to protests over the, weekend NPR shero quarterly reports police quickly released. A portion of a police body Cam video of the incident the deadly encounter happened on Saturday when. Police approached Thirty-seven-year-old Horita Augusta's a local. Barber the video shows Augusta's had a holstered gun under his shirt as he fled police shot. Him police superintendent Eddie Johnson said he released the video quickly because he has an obligation to, keep the city calm and safe Nassar's plans to send astronauts from. The United, States to the, international, space station, for the first time since two thousand eleven may be delayed over safety concerns. SpaceX and Boeing or, contract with NASA to spearhead a commercial crew program to start getting US astronauts into space as early as next year with the use of their dragon and start liner. Spacecraft the Dow is up slightly you're listening to NPR news at eight twenty Joe McConnell Analysts here with..
Dollar rises, stocks cautious before U.S.-North Korea summit
"A monday with jeff brown stocks tread water at the closing bell and just hours before an historic summit between north korea and the united states the dow up just six points the worst kept secret will be released on wednesday afternoon officially when the federal reserve likely will announce it's raising interest rates for the second time this year analysts now question how fast will these rates rise shares of boston scientific take off today after a report in the wall street journal says stryker corporation has made a takeover target walmart wine apparently so following the footsteps of target walmart is launching a line of ten wines source from california france and italy all with distinctive labels that will appeal to more upscale shoppers that has business reporter joe mcconnell china's washy biologics is setting up a manufacturing plant in worcester the company spending sixty million plans to hire at least one hundred fifty workers and lexington's translate bio partners with sanofi on a drug development deal that could be worth more than eight hundred million dollars that's.
Comcast, Joe Mcconnell and Special Counsel discussed on Morning Edition
"The devil's half mile takes place on wall street not today's wall street it's wall street in seventeen ninety nine an ankle scams political corruption that sounds familiar that's next time on here now we'll bring you the here and now program beginning at eleven o'clock this morning here on now a news update from npr at seven nineteen from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort is being accused of trying to tamper with two witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases npr's carrie johnson says that's according to a court filing by lawyers for a special counsel robert muller manafort is free but under intense court supervision while he prepares for trial on charges of conspiracy in failing to register as a foreign agent the special counsel team says it has probable cause to believe manafort has obstructed justice by trying to influence witnesses in his case they're asking a judge to hold a hearing and consider whether his bail should be revoked the british government is clearing the way for rupert murdoch to purchase european broadcaster sky culture minister matt hancock in london says the deal requires murdoch to sell sky news i need to be confident that the final undertakings ensure the sky news remains financially viable over the long term is able to operate as a major uk based news provider and is able to take its editorial decisions independently for you from any potential outside influence murdoch's fox already owns thirty nine percent of sky for months ago comcast made a bid for the broadcaster stocks are higher this morning on wall street at last check the dow was up two points the nasdaq up thirty i'm dave mattingly npr news in washington twenty minutes past seven now and joe mcconnell brings us another look.
Patricia Oliver, Florida and Richmond Bridge discussed on Morning Edition
"The ovation when they came onstage to pick up the diplomas oliver when patricia oliver came on stage she was wearing a t shirt that read this should be my son her family and those are the other three slain seniors ball created scholarships and nonprofit groups to honor their children although are now graduates many of the students for marjory stoneman douglas high school see they'll remain active in the movement to stop gun violence today parkland students who are part of the march for our lives movement announced they're launching a national voter registration tour beginning june fifteenth greg allen npr news sunrise florida this is npr news eight forty one now and joe mcconnell brings us more about the commute this morning joe the crash of the way of the richmond bridge is already cleared to the shoulder just took a few minutes so it's added to the backup from canal but it's not much worse than it always is the crash at the toll plaza the bay bridge westbound before the plaza crash on the shoulder westbound before the island a collision that had been briefly blocking a lane is still there off to the side of the road so a lot of rubber necking on the bay bridge joe mcconnell for k acuity.
Ebola vaccination campaigns begin in Congo as many remain unfazed
"Now eight nineteen from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh by five to four vote the the us supreme court rules that companies can ban their employees from banding together challenge violations of federal labor laws writing for the majority justice neal gorsuch says in one thousand nine hundred five federal arbitration act supersedes a national labor relations act in the dissent justice ruth bader ginsburg warned of huge under enforcement of laws designed to protect workers the courts will hear three cases this week involving which locker rooms and bathrooms transgender people should be allowed to use npr's sheriff brady reports the first case a challenge to a ballot initiative takes place today in montana i one eighty three would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate rather than the one they identify with two other cases will be heard later this week in oregon and pennsylvania they challenged school district policies that allow transgender students to use bathrooms in line with the gender by which they live and identify health authorities have begun to plumbing an experimental bowl hlavac see to about six hundred people in democratic republic of congo here's npr's ada parole the world health organization says this will not be a mass immunization effort instead they're calling it a ring vaccination effort that means health authorities are identifying infected people and then vaccinating anyone who has come into contact with them and those who have come into contact with the contacts the vaccination therefore creates rings around the cases of ebola this is n p twenty minutes now past eight o'clock and before brian watt joins us with k k d news joe mcconnell's here with more about your ride to work this morning latest problem hobby four eastbound before leverage heading towards antioch a pittsburgh it's if you crash their car.
US Supreme Court rules 5-4 on labor case
"News in washington i'm lakshmi singh by five to four vote the the us supreme court rules that companies can ban their employees from banding together challenge violations of federal labor laws writing for the majority justice neal gorsuch says in one thousand nine hundred five federal arbitration act supersedes a national labor relations act in the dissent justice ruth bader ginsburg warned of huge under enforcement of laws designed to protect workers the courts will hear three cases this week involving which locker rooms and bathrooms transgender people should be allowed to use npr's sheriff brady reports the first case a challenge to a ballot initiative takes place today in montana i one eighty three would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate rather than the one they identify with two other cases will be heard later this week in oregon and pennsylvania they challenged school district policies that allow transgender students to use bathrooms in line with the gender by which they live and identify
Putin inaugurates bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea
"From npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh pennsylvania is among four states holding primary elections npr's scott detro reports voters in pennsylvania are deciding races held against the landscape of last minute redistricting pennsylvania's primary campaign was shaken up when the state supreme court threw out the congressional map is unconstitutional justice candidates began filing to run the new court drawn map is friendlier to democrats and that plus five republican retirements has led to several jam packed primaries as democrats try to seize momentum in pennsylvania the first lady's expected to be released from the hospital in a few days the white house has malania trump was treated for a benign kidney condition the president of russia is green lighting a new path for getting supplies to crimea which the russian military occupied and seized from ukraine for years ago npr's lucian kim reports l'idee mir putin has opened a bridge that connects the crimean peninsula to the russian mainland president putin attended the opening ceremony by climbing into the cab of an orange dump truck and driving at twelve miles over the seat to crimea crimea is a peninsula that juts off of ukraine into the black sea after russia annexed crimea in twenty fourteen supplies to be delivered by sea or air the fourbilliondollar bridge is more than just a prestige project because ease of moving people and goods will take crimea even closer to russia on wall street the dow is down one hundred seventy three points this is npr twenty one minutes now or make that twenty minutes past the hour of eight let's see what's happening with our commute this morning as we check back with joe mcconnell mathematically new problem for the nimitz freeway in oakland northbound eight eighty at high street crash in the right lane traffic already back up to two thirty eight and backed up before that now from about his spirit and five eighty s to thirty s backed up to five eighty but five through castro valley not too bad does turn bad though and five eighty westbound what you get to san leandro from about fairmont drive and up to lakeshore and i'm joe mcconnell for k qb all right thanks joe his report brought to you by speedy oil change and auto service and he'll update us again just about nine minutes from now support for k q e d comes from best.
Fuel prices are rising again, as automakers pull back on sedans
"The federal reserve is expected to raise them again next month the fed governors closed there may meeting this week keeping the status quo since they just raised the benchmark in march but the fed says the expanding economy justifies more rate increases this year gas prices keep rising to april's average was the highest in four years all thanks to hire global oil prices higher taxes and the more expensive summer blend gasoline's added together and this could be a painful year at the gas pump got to watch where i go now i've got to watch more travel and people will be watching where they fill up their tank loco stations like cosco macy longer lines while nearby stations charging twenty and fifty cents more gallon may be forced to lower their prices either way drivers will once again be looking for cheaper ways to travel whether driving more fuel efficient cars or simply readjusting their travel plans continued doing when i do i'll just rethink how i do it to make a combine them nbc's bob hansen reporting so why are suv's and up still selling so well given the higher gas prices analysts credit better fuel economy making them as or almost as efficient as sedans and more proof sedans are in trouble in the united states japan's largest car makers who all offered redesigned sedans this year all report a lousy april nissan's overall sales fell twenty eight percent honda was down over nine toyota almost five the few between the us and china over technology and telecommunications could escalate the wall street journal says the trump administration is considering restricting chinese companies from selling telecom equipment in the us based on national security concerns and a new analysis shows more people are switching to a new method of relaxation instead of wine they're choosing marijuana in the growing number of states where it's legal the rabbo bank analysis is the trend among both genders but especially among women the theory they're cutting down on the calories from alcohol consumption consumer and business news joe mcconnell nbc news radio and now the iheartradio weekend sports time capsule what's going on sports fans it's me bald freak ronnie here is always.
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"To travel whether driving more fuel efficient cars or simply readjusting their travel plans continued doing when i do i'll just rethink how i do it if i have to make a combined nbc's bob hansen reporting so why are suv's and pickup still selling so well given the higher gas prices analysts credit better fuel economy making them as or almost as efficient as sedans and more proof sedans trouble in the united states japan's largest car makers who all offered redesigned sedans this year all report a lousy april nissan's overall sales fell twenty eight percent honda was down over nine toyota almost five the few between the us and china over technology and telecommunications could escalate the wall street journal says the trump administration is considering restricting chinese companies from selling telecom equipment in the us based on national security concerns and a new analysis shows more people are switching to a new method of relax ation instead of wine choosing marijuana in the growing number of states where it's legal the rabbo bank analysis is the trend among both genders but especially among women the theory they're cutting down on the calories from alcohol consumption consumer and business news joe mcconnell nbc news radio i'll say democrats have been wanting to their entire constituency for a long time and i questioned that anyone is voting for the democrat party today and expecting a different result than what they have seen in the past i do question that decision and i intend to offer them a better alternative going forward kevin nicholson joined me earlier this morning on the dan o'donnell show explained the cognitive thought process controversy blasting the liberal group vote vets for manufacturing this controversy mocking cnn for making this a big deal and saying this is concocted by his political opponents when it was clear what he was referring to as i think can be reasonably inferred he was talking about the logical thought process that gets veterans to vote for a political party which clearly has since the iraq war and it became politically expedient to blast to the military as a way of blasting george w bush generally opposed everything the united states military did and to top that off a political party that sees itself as on by the constitution and rather looks to change.
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and San Jose California discussed on
"March so another rate hike is unlikely this sin damage control at facebook takes center stage on his first day of the annual fa conference in san jose california where thousands of software developers anxious about the social networking giant's future are expected to be an attendance facebook ceo mark zuckerberg will address this gathering for the first time since his company was rocked by privacy scandal involving more than eight million facebook users this is npr news and at twenty minutes past eight we take you back to joe mcconnell for more about commute conditions today joe latest problem san francisco northbound at silver first reports.
Officers who shot Stephon Clark back on duty; brother speaks from jail
"It's the california report in just about half a minute after joe mcconnell and your traffic north to idiots stevens creek is our latest problem it's a hit and run crash in the middle of the slow traffic that extends northbound two eighty well behind that at the end of the crash it's backed up traffic still through san jose north eight eightieth whipple entertains collision there with a big rig in a car on the shoulder southbound eight eighty recovering from an earlier crash near a street still pretty slow from san leandro and i'm joe mcconnell for cake thanks joe his report at eight fifty one brought to you by positive coaching alliance good morning this is the california report i'm penny nelson the brother of an unarmed black man shot and killed by sacramento police last month has been arrested on felony charges and is being held without bail capital public radio's bob moffitt reports that the arrest comes as protests over stefan clark's death continue devante clark was booked the sacramento county jail on felony charges of making criminal threats assault and vandalism sacked pd sergeant vance chandler says clark has made numerous nine one one calls in recent days he has been calling our dispatch center and while investigating the all that how we discovered that these crimes were committed the arrest came at about the same time a group of eighty people delivered one hundred thousand signatures collected online to the local district attorney's office they demand she charged the officers who killed stefan clark the sacramento district attorney says it could be a year before the investigation is complete that's capital public radio's bob moffitt now onto labor issues after more than a year of failed contract talks members of the university of california's largest employees union says they are ready to strike sarah hosseini reports members of afs me thirty to nine.
Mississippi's last abortion clinic expands lawsuit on restrictions
"This is npr news seven forty one joe's here to bring us another look at some of our commute problems this morning joe is at least one new accident in fairfield on eighty westbound reported near airbase parkway was one of them that was original crash near west texas which is still there but on the shoulder slow traffic extends to before north tex symbols and evacuate you about cherry glen road the thirty seven grind is back normal which means slow but not as slow it was a backed up more in vallejo because of a crash near mare island but that has cleared it's a thinnedout in sonoma's county commute heading south through petaluma but marin is now worse from about agnosio to the civic center joe mcconnell for kqed joe's report brought to you by the crohn's and colitis foundation millions of americans rely on their local television stations for news but they may not know that there are bigger entities behind their local programming over the past few years sin claire has accumulated almost two hundred local stations in nearly one hundred markets the takeaway today we'll be looking at the impact on the content these stations are putting out and what what it means for us viewers and you can hear the takeaway beginning at noon today here on keiko from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston advocates for reproductive rights are challenging dozens of abortion restrictions in mississippi which recently passed the nation's toughest abortion ban and pr ceremony caman has more on the lawsuit being filed today the state's republican governor phil bryant has said in the past that he wants to end abortion in mississippi he recently signed the most restrictive abortion law in the country that's already been challenged in court and now a new lawsuit is challenging dozens of other laws and regulations including a twenty four hour waiting period and what advocates describe as unnecessarily stringent rules for facilities that provide abortion the standoff between the.