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"Rural innovation fellowship through a nonprofit, the stipend will allow him to stop working as a mechanic and now focus on working to expand his self serve grocery model to other small towns. For NPR news, I'm Dan Gunderson in Evansville, Minnesota. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Shanghai is reporting a new wave of COVID-19 cases, and authorities have launched mandatory mass testing across much of the city to try to stop it. Testing is a cornerstone of the Chinese government's aggressive zero COVID strategy and his NPR's John ruit reports, even when it's not mandatory, it's still necessary. This is a new part of the soundtrack of life in China these days. Those are bullhorns playing recorded messages. Some declare that proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter a building or neighborhood. Others announced the procedures at local testing sites. Chinese cities these days, getting tested at one of these sites has become a prominent beat in the rhythm of life. Here's why, pretty much every indoor public place requires proof of a negative test. Office buildings, restaurants, even the subway. Sometimes you don't have to test every day, but when cases pop up, things get tighter. In Shenzhen, the entire population of 17 million was recently required to test every 24 hours when a handful of cases appeared. Xiaoxia works as a food delivery guy there, and it doesn't phase him. It's not really a question of whether this is a good thing or not. It's

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"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:45 min | 2 months ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Lot of them none of history children were at rob elementary but he says the entire community is grieving I'm Paul flav and you valdi There's strong discussion about how to prevent mass school shootings experts from sea advocacy groups to the Secret Service have proposals and beers Corey Turner says experts say some policy ideas are good but others won't work There is broad consensus that arming teachers which we've heard some about lately is not good policy School safety researchers also support tightening age limits for gun ownership from 18 to 21 The teenage brain is just too impulsive and irrational And it's worth remembering the gunman in uvalde Parkland Santa Fe newtown Columbine we're all under 21 And Pierre's Corey Turner reporting Oklahoma governor Kevin stead has signed a new law that bans nearly all abortions the procedure is outlawed from the moment of fertilization There are few exceptions The law is similar to one in Texas it will allow private citizens to sue anybody who helps anybody else terminate a pregnancy The law is already taken effect China's foreign minister is on a ten day tour of South Pacific nations Beijing is trying to deepen ties and influence NPR's John ruit reports the trip is raised alarm in Australia because it considers the South Pacific its backyard Wong Yi's first stop on his 8 nation trip was the Solomon Islands where he had meetings on Thursday That country has been to the center of controversy since last month when it signed a security pact with Beijing Some fear the agreement could pave the way for a Chinese naval outpost in the solomons The U.S. and Australian governments had tried to convince the Solomon Islands not to go ahead with the pact On this trip Wong is reportedly pushing a broad multilateral security and economic deal with countries across the South.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:40 min | 7 months ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Considering Is it so safe to come out here It's like a group of patients what do you targeted And that she said is discouraging especially around the lunar new year Because it's supposed to be just the happy event and having to think will I be safe going out here to flee Mix it a lot sadder John ruit NPR news San Francisco The this is NPR news And this is morning edition on WNYC at ten minutes before 6 o'clock A little bit later 70 years ago one of Florida's first civil rights leaders Harry T Moore and his wife Harriet were killed in a Christmas Day bombing Their murder was never solved and no one was ever charged Now a new museum tells their story we'll have more of that more on that rather coming up at about 15 minutes Stay with us Well as far as your weather picture goes we'll see sunny skies today It'll be a little more little warmer than yesterday Let's say with highs in the mid to upper 30s mostly cloudy tonight lows around 30 and the clouds stick around for tomorrow but warmer still with highs in the lower 40s right now.

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05:45 min | 10 months ago

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"On LinkedIn in China The decision concludes a 7 year run for the business networking service As NPR's John ruit explains Microsoft's decision was a long time coming LinkedIn was effectively the last man standing Facebook Twitter Instagram WhatsApp signal blocked in China Pretty much all major American social media and networking services are China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to control the flow of information online and its vice grip has only gotten tighter under president Xi Jinping Earlier this year LinkedIn was asked to comply with China's Internet laws and it stopped signing up new people Then today it decided it was easier to just leave In a statement Microsoft said LinkedIn faced quote a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China Sam sax is a cyber policy fellow at the think tank new America Dave's were for a long time been having to sort of grapple with how do you please the Chinese government in terms of its censorship requests And now you have really tough environment where that creates all kinds of reputational risks on the U.S. side U.S. lawmakers welcomed Microsoft's decision China's cyber rules are getting tougher and enforcement is ramping up At the same time tolerance has shrunk in Washington for tales of U.S. companies engaging in things like censorship to please Beijing And Microsoft has a large footprint in China to look after Here's Sam sacks again Microsoft still very much is in China And I think the idea is to get more realistic about what tradeoffs they're willing to make in order to keep the existing business still alive So it's kind of a cut your arm off to save the body move Microsoft will start a new service in China a job site Like LinkedIn but without any of the social media components No posting or sharing articles that might irk China's censors John ruic NPR news Gary Paulson whose books taught generations of kids how to survive in the Woods with only a hatchet died yesterday at the age of 82 His publisher did not specify a cause but said the death was sudden Paulson was best known for wilderness survival stories though he wrote more than 200 books during his lifetime Three of his novels hatchet dog song and the winter room were newbury honor books And Pierre Samantha balaban has this appreciation Gary Paulson had a difficult childhood He was born in Minnesota in 1939 His father was off fighting in the Second World War Earlier this year he told NPR his mother was an alcoholic She would take me to the bars and have me sing in a soldier's outfit to meet men and to get more to drink I lived on Coca-Cola and fried chicken for the bartenders gave me a lot of When he was 5 years old Paulson's mother put him on a train alone with a $5 bill and a cardboard suitcase and send him to live with an aunt and uncle on their farm in northern Minnesota There he learned how to catch and cook fish over a campfire and use the smoke to keep the mosquitos away at night Skills that characters in his novels would use later to survive Paulson wrote fondly about that time with his aunt and uncle but it was short lived He reunited with his parents when he was 7 years old They were drunks There was just awful They really were I started running away later when I was about 1211 And I won up in the Woods all the time the Woods are sanctuary to me The other place Paulson's not refuge during those cold Minnesota winters was in the library where librarian took notice of him gave him a library card and then books and a number two pencil He should write down some of your thought pictures which I called him you know I said for who And she said me I would not be a writer None of this would have happened except for that It took a while Before he became a well-known author Paulson was a farmhand engineer construction worker and truck driver He even traveled with a carnival He walked off a job as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader The first writing he got paid to do was for westerns under the pen name Paul garrison In 1986 he'd recently published dog song and was living on a farm with goats and chickens trapping animals for food I was the kind of dogs in my wife gave me the phone And a woman told me that I'd won a Liberian honor And then we got a check We've been living on three four grand a year Two years later Paulson won again for hatchet The story of 13 year old Brian who's in a plane crash and manages to survive for 54 days in the north Woods of Canada before he's rescued It became his most famous novel It always was huge to people The classic example there was this boy was out of the boy scout troop and in the Woods back east somewhere He got lost And they asked his father Are you worried about him And he said no we read hazard two or three times and he's fine And you know he was he your kid did it all right He found water and he covered himself with leaves that know his cold and they found him in a couple of days and he was fine Today Gary Paulson's books have sold more than 35 million copies He survived by his wife and son and one final novel North wind a historical adventure about a young person's battle to stay alive against the odds will be published in January.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:13 min | 11 months ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Today but the main focus of the quad is limiting China's influence in the indo Pacific region The number of migrants at a U.S. border crossing in Texas is significantly lower thousands of mainly Haitian migrants have tried to enter the U.S. at Del Rio but hundreds have been sent back to Haiti the move has outraged some Democrats who are demanding a halt to the flight Florida congresswoman frederica Wilson represents a large Haitian American community When someone gets off the plane in Haiti they say where am I going to live What am I going to eat Where am I going to work What am I going to drink Who do I know I've been gone for 15 years This is unconscionable The Biden administration's special envoy for Haiti resigned yesterday over the repatriations A senior leader of the Taliban says the group will again conduct executions and amputations as punishments He spoke to The Associated Press NPR's John ruit reports from Islamabad It's not clear if this will be done in public like in the 1990s Mullah nerd in torabi was unapologetic in an interview with the AP and rejected criticism of the Taliban's justice practices When the group was empowered before convicted murderers were shot in the head by the victim's family sometimes in stadiums The punishment for thieves was amputation of a hand Turabi said cutting off hands is a deterrent and quote very necessary for security A former justice minister and a head of religious police who now oversees prisons to Robbie said no one could tell the Taliban what its laws should be Since the Taliban seized power in August the world has been watching to see if they will recreate their hardline policies of the 1990s John ruic NPR news Islamabad This is NPR This is WNYC in New York at 8 O four upper 50s this morning with clearing skies and some sunshine sunny later in 70 good Friday morning and Michael hill And Jay transits gladstone branch rail service suspended in both directions between gladstone and Stirling and delays this morning on the LI RR's port Jefferson branch New York City's teacher and principal's union wanted to delay the upcoming deadline to comply with the city's vaccine mandate for education department employees The unions say the Monday deadline could lead to a potential staff shortage next week with thousands of unvaccinated teachers and staff leaving The president of the principal's union says the city needs to postpone it so school administrators can develop a plan in the event of a staffing crisis The teachers union issued a short statement after that in support of a delay as of Wednesday mayor de Blasio says 87% of teachers are vaccinated and around 80% of school staff have had at least one dose the DOE mandate is being challenged in court A state judge says he will rule on the overall validity of the mandate for school staff next week The civilian complaint review board has confirmed to WNYC that its opening an investigation into the killing of 27 year old Antonio Williams Police shot and killed Williams in The Bronx in 2019 WNS WNYC is Joseph jetty and has the story Members of Williams family have been waiting nearly two years for an investigation into his killing The incident also resulted in the death of plainclothes officer Brian multan by friendly fire from police but the CCRB has long faced criticism over its ability to investigate police misconduct in a timely manner according to the mayor's latest management report the average time the agency spent completing a substantiated complaint now takes 433 days That's up from 326 days in 2020 and 269 in 2019 Opinions are divided overall New York New Yorkers who shut up for a Bronx hearing on the MTA's congestion pricing plan yesterday did favor it Brooklyn driver Sarah clue J says if paying to drive into Manhattan below 60 street would improve the subway and reduce gridlock she's all for it Paying that fee will benefit me in the long run and it will also benefit my neighbors and all New Yorkers So please take my money But queens resident Mario asaro says congestion pricing will discourage out of borough residents from traveling into Manhattan Is elitist immoral and just claim wrong The MTA is considering a range of tolls from 9 to $23 in the collecting public opinions over the course of ten meetings Upper 50s now and going up to a high of 70 today we have clearing skies and some sunshine and the weekend is looking great as well with temperatures in the mid to lower 70s with lots of sunshine and cool nights This is WNYC at 8 O 7 Support for NPR comes from PBS with citizen Hearst American experience explores the life of William Randolph Hearst the powerful media Titan who transform news and American politics beginning Monday at 9 eastern on PBS On the next all of it the legendary William Shatner will be our guest to share songs from his personal new album Bill And we'll play the radio edit of our get lit event with Jonathan.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"This week, Congress could be on the verge of passing the most substantial climate change legislation ever. He will get us to 80% clean by 2030 on the path to 100% clean by 2035. Also, New York City schools are still resisting offering a remote learning option. Even with the Delta variant. It makes it very challenging. It's really different scenario than teachers teaching, uh, remote class at home and tomorrow Californians who have not already voted by mail head to the polls for Governor Gavin Newsom's recall election Those stories after these news headlines Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Sphere. Secretary of State. Antony Blinken made a highly anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill, NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, Blinken testified before a House committee about the Biden administration's handling of the U. S military exit from Afghanistan. In his opening statement, secretary Blinken defended President Biden's decision to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan, saying it was time to end America's longest. War. Blinken also testified that even the most pessimistic assessments of the situation in Kabul did not predict the rapid collapse of the Afghan government. As General Milley, the chairman of the choices, the staff has said nothing I or anyone else saw indicated a collapse of this army and this government. 11 days. Blinken also testified that divided administration inherited a deadline, not a plan, referring to former President Donald Trump's May 1st deadline for the US to withdraw from Afghanistan. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington The Justice Department says it plans to impose an annual budget cap on fees for the monitors who oversee troubled police departments. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. The change comes after law enforcement and local governments pushed back on the DOJ Biden administration is returning to stiffer oversight of police misconduct by conducting federal investigations of patterns or practices of discrimination. But the Justice Department says it will respond to some local concern by proposing term limits and other changes for police monitors. The new guard rails are intended to help preserve local buy in for the DOJ civil rights investigations. Officials are currently probing police departments in Minneapolis, Louisville and Phoenix. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the new measures. To the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Carrie Johnson. NPR NEWS Washington China's lodging a protest with the U. S. Over a report Washington is considering allowing Taiwan's defacto embassy to change its name. As NPR's John Ruiz explains, Beijing is highly sensitive to any move it sees as giving legitimacy to the authorities on the island. The U. S does not have formal relations with Taiwan, but the island has a quasi diplomatic presence in Washington. It's called the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office or to crow. The Financial Times reported last week that the Biden administration is considering allowing Tech wrote to change its name to the Taiwan representative office. The possibility of that name. Tweak has angered Beijing, which claims Taiwan is a part of China. Foreign Ministry spokesman Jolly Jian says China has quote lodged solemn representations with the US side and urged it not to allow the name to be changed. John Ruit NPR News makes close on Wall Street Today the Dow was up 261 points to end the session at 8 34,069. The NASDAQ closed down nine points. The S and P 500 was up 10 points today you're listening to and PR. From W. A TV news in Atlanta. Good afternoon. I'm Jim Burress. Our time now is 504. U S Senate candidate Gary Black came out in support of a city hood referendum for Buckhead, even though U. S. Senators have no influence over such a move. At a press conference today in Buckhead, the Republican says he could still use the platform to provide leadership is going to have a spine to stand up for the folks.

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03:29 min | 1 year ago

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"Let me Martinez and I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning. The White House is facing some difficult times internationally. The way the withdrawal from Afghanistan is playing out, has some allies questioning us competence and resolve. Last night, the Biden administration tried to get the focus back on its top foreign policy objective. China President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping had a phone call only their second since Biden took office. NPR, China Affairs correspondent John Ruit is with us on the line. Hi, John. Hi there what they talk about? Well. The conversation, according to the White House was broad and strategic. They talked about areas where the U. S and China have interest that converge and areas that values interests and perspectives diverged in there. A lot of those, the Chinese readout was pretty similar to the U. S. One. And interestingly, it struck a more conciliatory and sort of hopeful tone. Then then, state rhetoric has done in the past year. Relations are really bad now between China and the US and inviting, and she Both talked about how the two countries have a responsibility to ensure that competition doesn't veer into conflict. But you know, it's hard to know at this point. Just how much of this call will really help relations? I mean, it's the first call since February, which is a pretty long hiatus right for something that's so important. I understand. The Biden administration says it asked for this phone call right? Yeah, it did. Relations. As I said, have been pretty icy. Their interactions that there have been to date have been frustrating to the U. S. According to a senior U. S. Administration official. This person said Chinese officials were basically showing up to meetings to read out tough sounding talking points and that might be good for domestic propaganda in China, but really didn't amount to what the US saw his engagement or diplomacy. So The idea for this call was to kind of re ignite dialogue at the highest level, try to unstick things. Also the Afghanistan withdrawal is still reverberating right? Biden's poll numbers are down. So this is the way it really to show that he's at the helm on this key foreign policy issue, but is the issue that she, Jean Ping doesn't want to engage as much as the U. S. Would would prefer. Yeah, that's what they were trying to probe with this. You know, they're not happy in Beijing with the Biden policy towards China. They didn't like Donald Trump right. He launched a trade war, then took a series of unprecedented steps near the end of his presidency that harden US policy towards China. They thought Beijing hopes bit. Biden would be different. So far, he hasn't rolled back many of Trump's big China policies. He's working with allies to try to get tough on China. And the U. S mantra has been that the relationship will be competitive in some areas and cooperative and others. Chinese officials aren't having it. I mean, they've they've said it's foolish for the US to expect cooperation when there Doing things that Beijing sees as undermining China's interests. Whether that's on technology, trade or core issues like Hong Kong, Taiwan, a Xinjiang and meanwhile the G twenty's coming up in October is Xi Jinping, and go We don't know. It's a good question. You know, the big question here is whether this all trickles down and changes the way things work at lower levels. Yeah. NPR China Affairs correspondent John Ruit. Thank you. Thank you. Time now for StoryCorps to mark the 20th anniversary of 9 11. We have a story of two identical twin brothers who were alike in every way Rich and Ronnie Palazzolo did everything together. They.

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"john ruit" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"john ruit" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Good morning. The airport in Kabul is operating again and a commercial flight left last night. Afghans were also traveling overland to get out of the country. Steve Inskeep reports on one major border crossing on morning edition from NPR news. Latest headlines that is 88 7 newsroom little more weather as well as coming up 54 stick around, Steve and his team talked with Afghans trying to get out of Afghanistan and others trying to get in. I mean, Martinez and I'm Rachel Martin. Also this hour we look at why some people have super immunity after getting the covid vaccines. NPR's Nina Totenberg sits down with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to talk about his new book about how the court should work and the story of two twin brothers who worked at the World Trade Center. Only one survived the attack on 9 11, a special edition of StoryCorps It is Friday, September 10th, the actor Colin Firth is 61. The news is next. Live from NPR News in Washington on Korver Coleman. President Biden is mandating that millions of Americans get covid 19 vaccines that includes federal workers and contractors, healthcare workers and some workers in the private sector. In a major speech on Thursday, Biden said that while the majority of Americans have gotten their first shots, it's not enough to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly three quarters of the eligible have gotten at least one shot. But one quarter has not gotten any. That's nearly 80 million Americans not vaccinated and a country as large as ours. That's 25%. Minority at 25% can cause a lot of damage and they are. Some Republicans are denouncing Biden's vaccine mandates as unconstitutional. President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have spoken by phone about strange relations between their countries. It's only their second call since Biden took office in January, NPR's John Ruit reports they appear to be trying to stabilize the relationship between the nations, the White House said in a statement. The call was a quote, broad strategic discussion. It covered areas where interests converge and areas where interests, values and perspectives diverge. The statement, said Biden and she agreed to engage on both sides of issues openly and straightforwardly. It said the two leaders also discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict. Prior to the call, a senior administration officials said in meetings in recent months, lower level Chinese officials had not shown a willingness to engage, the official said. The hope behind this call was that engagement at the leader level would move the ball forward John Ruiz. NPR News House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi is calling for an extension of some of the Social service benefits passed by Congress earlier this year to.

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China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

All Things Considered

01:49 min | 1 year ago

China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

"Fresh sanctions on a handful of US individuals. It's retaliation for sanctions the bite and administration imposed on Chinese officials last week. Over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Its latest attack comes just days before a visit to China by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US China ties are already tense, though, as NPR's John Ruit reports there is no sign China's sanctions will derail the visit. Sanctions are the first imposed by China under a new law passed in June, which facilitates retaliation for foreign sanctions. Among those it hits a former Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, and the China director at Human Rights Watch Sophie Richardson. For years, Beijing's responded to US sanctions and tariffs with tit for tat measures in Beijing's calculation, it had to respond to the US Bonnie Lynn, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says doing so before Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's trip makes sense would disappear better if it happened a couple days after Deputy Secretary Sherman's trip that she says might risk being interpreted as a signal that the meeting didn't go well. And Sherman will be the most senior U. S official to travel to China since President Biden took office. Relations are at their worst in decades. But there's speculation that the trip could start to lay the groundwork for a meeting sometime this year between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. There is a desire to be able to showcase that the two world leaders can work together and part of that is being able to meet and discuss issues they agree on as well as those where they have differences, and I really hope As we see more of these incidents is on either side that they won't derail progress towards the usual meeting because both sides, she says, have significant incentives for Biden and she to meet sooner rather than later. John Ruijin

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02:13 min | 1 year ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Disability payments. Republican lawmakers say his firing is a dangerous politicization of the agency. Saul tells the Washington Post he's showing up for work on Monday, at least logging on virtually adding he considers himself term protected. Supreme Court, however, has issued earlier rulings affirming presidential power to fire appointees at Will. Biden has named Hello Kitty Kat see a deputy at the agency to serve as acting commissioner until a permanent nominee is selected. Amy held NPR news. Heatwave inflicting triple digit temperatures across the Western U. S. Continues to fuel dry conditions ripe for yet more wildfires in Northern California. The backward complex fire combination of two blazes caused by lightning has grown so quickly. Community along the border with Nevada had to be evacuated. Another wildfire burning in Oregon threatened transmission lines that sent electricity to California yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered An emergency suspension of rules to allow for more power capacity. Administration has added more than a dozen Chinese entities to a trade black list. It says they're suspected of being involved in human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region or of having links to the Chinese military. NPR's John Ruit has details. Commerce Secretary General Mondo says the department is fully committed to taking quote strong, decisive action against entities involved in rights abuses in Xinjiang or using US technology to help the People's Liberation Army. The Commerce Department added the companies to its so called entity list that restricts their access to certain U. S products. Foreign governments, journalists and rights groups say the Chinese government has been running a vast network of detainment and labor camps in Xinjiang for years, targeting mostly Muslim minorities, including the Wickers. Biden administration says it amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity. Beijing denies that it's committing rights abuses in the region. John Ruiz, NPR news crews taken down a Confederate monument that became a rallying cry for white supremacists and lead to deadly protests and counter protests. In Charlottesville, Virginia, 2017. Here's V P. M spend behavior. One of the people here it was Diana Bryant, and she went a petition to take these.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WBUR

"Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Barbara Klein. The Justice Department has announced its inspector general is conducting an internal review of the use of subpoenas by the DOJ under President Donald Trump. The investigation has been promoted by revelations that the Trump Administration issued subpoenas to get electronic data of two leading House Democrats. NPR's Windsor. Johnston has details. The former Trump Administration secretly seized data from the Apple accounts of the committee's top two Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell as part of an investigation into the disclosure of classified information. The Justice Department also targeted the records of Democratic staffers and their families, including a minor congressman, ship calls the actions and abuse of power, adding that lawmakers need to know more. In a statement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she supports calls for an investigation. Top Democrats in the Senate, including majority leader Chuck Schumer, are demanding that former attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions be called to testify. Windsor Johnston NPR news British prime minister bars Johnson opened the South G seven summit in Cornwall, England, today, declaring he and his counterparts must learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic Prime among them inequality. I think what's gone wrong with this? Pandemic award risks being a lasting scar is that I think that inequalities may be entrenched, and we need to make sure that as we Recover. We level up across our societies and we we build that better. Meanwhile, China's top diplomat says Beijing is gravely concerned about the theory that the coronavirus might have escaped from a Chinese lab as NPR's Jon rule, which reports that's not the only thorny issue he discussed today, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken Young yet sure who heads the Chinese Communist Party's Foreign Affairs Commission. Says the lab league theory is absurd and called on the US to respect facts and science and refrain from politicizing the issue, China's state TV reported. He also said America should address its own human rights abuses rather than interfere in other's affairs. Lincoln repeated US concerns on the call about Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim leaders in China's Xinjiang region. US. China ties are at their worst in decades with friction across the board. Young urged Washington to work with Beijing to get relations back on what he called the right development trajectory. John Ruit NPR news The newly retired chief of Israel's intelligence service, has told the main Israeli television channel that Mossad was behind a recent attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. It's the closest acknowledgement that Israel was involved. This is NPR. This is 90.9, WB, you arm. I'm Jack Lepi Ours in Boston. The second Braintree Police officer wounded in a shootout is back at home. Officer Bill Cushing was released from the hospital today, one week after he and another officer were wounded by a suspect. Cushing's police dog kit was killed. The other officer was released from the hospital last weekend. The suspect was killed as well. The state.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

03:45 min | 1 year ago

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"China, hundreds of thousands of people have already gotten shots of the vaccine is being developed Their NPR China correspondents Emily Fang and John Ruit, take a look at why China's pressing ahead on what's at stake. On a chilly morning earlier this November. Hundreds of people line up and wait for their names to be called summer from the state owned China Railway Group are waiting to get their second shot of an experimental Corona virus vaccine produced by Sina Farm. China's biggest state on vaccine maker. We'll pay you as a China railway construction worker about to be sent abroad for a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, qualifying him for a vaccine. Don't worry. There is no problem at all. Lots of our colleagues have a shot very early as early as July. They had no problems whatsoever for cool access to a Corona virus vaccine, albeit one without regulatory approval and which is still undergoing the last phase of human trials. Is a perk that comes with a state job. Your company is giving a guarantee of safety in exchange for sending you abroad after all, if you don't have your health Who cares how much money you earn of the hundreds of thousands now inoculated 56,000 vaccinated people have already gone abroad, but deploying unproven vaccines carries huge risks. For one, China's covert 19 vaccines target the disease. The vaccination prevents bad outcomes from infection, but it may not prevent infection itself. That's Jerome Kim, director general of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, and that could mean that a person could still transmit the virus after they've been vaccinated. The worry is that vaccinations will give people who've had them a sense of invincibility. And that could actually help spread the virus. There may also be unexpected reactions to the unproven vaccines or late complications. China justifies the experimental vaccines for what it calls emergency use. Shot into the arms of people deemed vulnerable to Cove it such as frontline medical workers and critical service providers at home. China has four experimental vaccines now going through the last phase of human trials sign a farm in sign of AC are two of the major contenders and they make the vaccines being used on an emergency basis. Tinge away a director. China's CDC, speaking in November, said this was a necessary measure Number woman she won't call it. The decision to approve emergency use came after rounds and rounds of strict debate in evaluation after relatives show regulations were fulfilled What Jim did not specify how the emergency vaccines are being distributed. At the vaccination site in Beijing, NPR met a wide range of people who were lining up to get a job. They included dozens of state employees such as white collar bureaucrats and office workers, with no plans to travel abroad. And even a Peking duck cook at a state owned restaurant chain, a Peking duck cook. It's inoculations like these that have some observers concerned. Indonesian researches molecular virology at Hong Kong University. There is no emergency in China because there are basically zero confirmed cases over many months already in China, rolling out vaccines without all the data is a gamble for China. Already a string of quality scandals over the years has people inside the country and out skittish about made in China vaccines. If something goes wrong with these vaccines, it would be a PR disaster. Again Hong Kong University's Jin If they choose to do this, shock her and they ruin the reputation that will just make things worse. And no one there to use a Chinese waxing anymore.

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China Treats People Deemed Vulnerable With Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

All Things Considered

03:45 min | 1 year ago

China Treats People Deemed Vulnerable With Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine

"China, hundreds of thousands of people have already gotten shots of the vaccine is being developed Their NPR China correspondents Emily Fang and John Ruit, take a look at why China's pressing ahead on what's at stake. On a chilly morning earlier this November. Hundreds of people line up and wait for their names to be called summer from the state owned China Railway Group are waiting to get their second shot of an experimental Corona virus vaccine produced by Sina Farm. China's biggest state on vaccine maker. We'll pay you as a China railway construction worker about to be sent abroad for a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, qualifying him for a vaccine. Don't worry. There is no problem at all. Lots of our colleagues have a shot very early as early as July. They had no problems whatsoever for cool access to a Corona virus vaccine, albeit one without regulatory approval and which is still undergoing the last phase of human trials. Is a perk that comes with a state job. Your company is giving a guarantee of safety in exchange for sending you abroad after all, if you don't have your health Who cares how much money you earn of the hundreds of thousands now inoculated 56,000 vaccinated people have already gone abroad, but deploying unproven vaccines carries huge risks. For one, China's covert 19 vaccines target the disease. The vaccination prevents bad outcomes from infection, but it may not prevent infection itself. That's Jerome Kim, director general of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea, and that could mean that a person could still transmit the virus after they've been vaccinated. The worry is that vaccinations will give people who've had them a sense of invincibility. And that could actually help spread the virus. There may also be unexpected reactions to the unproven vaccines or late complications. China justifies the experimental vaccines for what it calls emergency use. Shot into the arms of people deemed vulnerable to Cove it such as frontline medical workers and critical service providers at home. China has four experimental vaccines now going through the last phase of human trials sign a farm in sign of AC are two of the major contenders and they make the vaccines being used on an emergency basis. Tinge away a director. China's CDC, speaking in November, said this was a necessary measure Number woman she won't call it. The decision to approve emergency use came after rounds and rounds of strict debate in evaluation after relatives show regulations were fulfilled What Jim did not specify how the emergency vaccines are being distributed. At the vaccination site in Beijing, NPR met a wide range of people who were lining up to get a job. They included dozens of state employees such as white collar bureaucrats and office workers, with no plans to travel abroad. And even a Peking duck cook at a state owned restaurant chain, a Peking duck cook. It's inoculations like these that have some observers concerned. Indonesian researches molecular virology at Hong Kong University. There is no emergency in China because there are basically zero confirmed cases over many months already in China, rolling out vaccines without all the data is a gamble for China. Already a string of quality scandals over the years has people inside the country and out skittish about made in China vaccines. If something goes wrong with these vaccines, it would be a PR disaster. Again Hong Kong University's Jin If they choose to do this, shock her and they ruin the reputation that will just make things worse. And no one there to use a Chinese waxing anymore.

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China Freezes Credentials for Journalists at U.S. Outlets, Hinting at Expulsions

The Takeaway

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

China Freezes Credentials for Journalists at U.S. Outlets, Hinting at Expulsions

"China is withholding the renewal of press credentials for journalists at some US news media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNN. NPR's John Ruit reports. This comes as some Chinese journalists in the U. S wait for their lapsed visas to be renewed. The foreign correspondent's Club of China says at least five journalists working for American news outlets have been affected. China's Foreign Ministry has issued them letters in lieu of press cards, forcing them into what the FCC calls a precarious temporary status. Foreign reporters in China must have ministry issued press cards to get residence permits that allow them to live and work in China. Move is the latest in a string of tit for tat measures between Beijing and Washington on Twitter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said cooperation with US journalists could continue if Chinese journalists are treated fairly in the United States. Genre, which

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"john ruit" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on KCRW

"Advocates is that if the bus doesn't come as often as it used Tio R. You have all these other shortfalls in the system that doesn't really make it. That even if it's free all ahead on Casey aren't over you in the next half hour stick around. Here's an important news update Live from NPR News in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. President. Trump says he'd support an investigation into whether Postmaster General Lewis to joy violated campaign finance law. This as congressional Democrats point toe. A Washington Post report that did joy paid off former employees to contribute your Republicans. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. The article described an arrangement from Window Joy was in private business employees at his company were reportedly urge to make donations to Republican causes and candidates and then had the expenses offset with bonuses. If proven, such a scheme would violate campaign finance law prohibiting the use of straw donors to circumvent individual donation limits. Trump says he's seen the article and is open to an investigation and we'll see how that goes. But no, I think he's a very honest guy. But we'll see. Trump also said that if it is proven to joy did something wrong, he should lose his job. A spokesperson told The Washington Post to Joy believes that he has always followed campaign fundraising laws and regulations. Tamara Keith NPR news president, Trump lashed out at former Vice President Joe Biden at his Labor Day. White House news conference also included in the president's wide ranging remarks. Prediction the third quarter of this year would reflect a significant financial rebound. And there could be a covert 19 vaccine before Election Day. The Democratic presidential candidate was campaigning for union votes this Labor Day in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Union leaders, including a F L CEO, president, Richard Trunk, adjoined Biden as you praise the power of organized labor and only power out there to counter The abuse of extreme abuse of corporate power is unions, labor, the only ones who have the wherewithal to take it on. He said his administration would mandate any contracts using federal dollars would have a maid in America requirement. China is withholding the renewal of press credentials for journalists at some US news media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNN. NPR's John Ruit reports this conscious some Chinese journalists in the U. S wait for their lapsed visas to be renewed. The foreign correspondent's Club of China says at least five journalists working for American news outlets have been affected. China's Foreign Ministry has issued them letters in lieu of press cards, forcing them into what the FCC calls a precarious temporary status. Foreign reporters in China must have ministry issued press cards to get residence permits that allow them to live and work in China. Move is the latest in a string of tit for tat measures between Beijing and Washington on Twitter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said cooperation with US journalists could continue if Chinese journalists are treated fairly in the United States. Genre, which NPR news Ah German Hospital says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is responsive after being taken out of an induced coma. German officials believe he.

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"john ruit" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Pizza Hut is closing more than 300 of its restaurants, most of them dying in locations that are not suited for carry out and delivery. The Kansas based company filed for bankruptcy protection last month. Pizza sales, however, have soared during the Corona virus pandemic. Last month Dominoes reported a 30% spike in quarterly profits and now says it's hiring more than 20,000 people to meet demand. The Commerce Department is expanding sanctions against Wald way technology's making it harder for the Chinese tech giant to obtain US microchips. NPR's John Broom, which reports that the government is targeting more than three dozen Wall way affiliates. The Commerce Department took aim in Mayotte hallways acquisition of American Semiconductors. It says Wa Way and related companies have since worked through third parties to try to circumvent the restrictions. Now it's blacklisting 38 hallway affiliates across 21 countries that it says present a significant risk of acting on hallways behalf. It's also further restricting hallway from getting hold of foreign made chips that are developed or produced from US software or technology. US officials say Holloway is a national security threat Hallway has repeatedly denied the accusation. John Ruit NPR NEWS A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck an area of the central Philippines, killing at least one person and damaging buildings, including a hospital and a sports complex that was being used as a Corona Virus Quarantine Center. There are also reports of roads and bridges being damaged near the epicenter of the quake. I'm Shae Stevens. This Is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Eric and.

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"john ruit" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

06:04 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"I'm Ari Shapiro and I'm Mary Louise Kelly coming up. There will be no football in the Big 10 or Pac 12 this fall. Will other college conferences follow suit? Everything is kind of up in the air. We're still kind of waiting for the other three dominoes to fall also disputed elections in Belarus. The opposition leader has fled the country later, we'll talk with a top congressional Democrats who says the secretary of state is trying to distract and mislead Americans about arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Plus YouTube videos from secretive North Korea. I think that there is some sort of backing by the regime for this to be possible. That is not to say that this is state run down news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm winter Johnston, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden has selected California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. Paris will be the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party for vice president. She was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general. Paris was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but dropped out of the race in December. Biden and Harris are expected to make remarks tomorrow in Biden's home state of Delaware. Public high school near Atlanta, will close after dozens of students and staff tested positive for the Corona virus. Martha Dalton from member station W. A B reports the Cherokee County School district reports more than 900 staff members and students have been quarantined due to possible exposure to the virus. District Superintendent Brian Hightower says the district will close at a high school, which had to quarantine hundreds of students and staff Last week. A picture taken at the school's showed students without mask congregating outdoors. While the school is closed, students and teachers will engage in remote learning. Meantime, the district will disinfect this school. Hightower says he hopes the school will resume in person classes. August 30 1st for NPR News. I'm Martha Dalton in Atlanta. Russia's claim that it's approved the world's first Corona virus vaccine is being met with international skepticism. NPR's Richard Harris reports. Russian scientists have not offered proof on whether the vaccine is safe or effective. The Russian vaccine has so far only been tested on a few dozen people. Even so, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the nation has approved the product and could start inoculating people in October. It's named after Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, which the Soviet Union launched more than 60 years ago. Dr. Paul, often a vaccine expert at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says no vaccine should be approved before it's shown to be safe and effective. The notion that they would actually roll this vaccine out into the arms of the Russian public without doing adequate safety and efficacy testing. I think it's shameful. Half a dozen other vaccines are currently in large scale tests to see if they are safe and effective. Richard Harris NPR news, The police chief in Seattle, is stepping down. The resignation of Carmen Best comes amid the city's decision to reduce the department buy as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Speaking to reporters today, Best said she'll officially retire effective September 2nd. I love this department. I love this city, and I will always love being a Seattle police department officer. Seattle has been the site of major demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice in recent months. This is NPR news. China has approved a controversial decision by Hong Kong to postpone legislative elections originally scheduled for September, as NPR's John Ruit reports the decision to delay the vote and made the Corona virus pandemic is sparking widespread criticism. China's rubber stamp parliament adopted a decision that formally extends the term of Hong Kong's current legislature for no less than a year from September 30th. Move effectively ratifies the decision last month by Hong Kong's pro Beijing government to postpone elections which were scheduled for September 6th. Critics say the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to prevent the opposition pro democracy camp from expanding its number of seats in the legislature. Hong Kong's government also disqualified a dozen pro democracy candidates. Hong Kong has seen a fresh wave of Corona virus cases in recent weeks. So far, there have been about 4200 cases and 59 deaths in the city of 7.5 million people. JOHN Ruit NPR NEWS The Big 10 conference has voted to postpone it's college football season and all of its fall sports programs amid the Corona virus pandemic. It's the first of the major power five conferences to make that call. The Pac 12 also announced today it's delaying its upcoming season. Both conferences say they're evaluating options for fall sports, including the possibility of competing in the spring. The Mid American Conference and the Mountain West have already postponed their season's stocks closed lower today. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average down 104 points. The NASDAQ fell 1 85 The S and P 500 down 26. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the National Endowment for the Arts, the federal agency that supports the arts and creativity in communities across the nation. More information is available at arts dot gov and the listeners who support this NPR station. Good afternoon and thanks for tuning into 90.3 Que ese you I'm Erica Mahoney in whether the National Weather Service expects cloudy skies tonight in Monterey and Santa Cruz mostly clear than patchy fog in Carmel Valley. The lot's night will range from the mid fifties to upper fifties. Time now is 306 This is 90.3 k.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was sentenced to death in 2015 for the bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line two years earlier. The blast left three people dead and more than 260 injured. His attorneys argued their clients could not get a fair trial in Boston due to media coverage. And citing jurors. Social media comments about Tsarnaev If spared the death penalty, he will remain in prison for the rest of his life for NPR news. I'm Fausto Minard on Wall Street stocks closed higher. That down was up 114 points. The NASDAQ rose 157 points. This is NPR. Consumers increased their spending by a solid 5.6% in June, helping regain some of the ground lost after the Corona virus hit hard shutting down the economy and march in April, or with some states again seeing an uptick in Corona virus cases, it's not entirely clear whether that increase in spending will continue. Looks in Hong Kong have issued arrest warrants for six people outside that city who are suspected of violating a sweeping new national security law. That's according to Chinese state TV. NPR's John Wall, which reports among the targets, is one of the city's highest profile democracy activists. Nathan Law fled Hong Kong for Britain in the hours after the National Security Law was adopted on June 30th. He's been a sharp critic of Beijing's policies towards Hong Kong and an advocate of democracy in the former British colony. The law bans subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces. It's worded vaguely, though, and has been used so far to arrest people for speaking out in favor of more independence for Hong Kong. State broadcaster CCTV says pro independence activist win Chan is among the six. He's also recently fled Hong Kong, according to local media. The warrants marked the first time police have invoked extra territoriality under the new national security law. Police declined to comment. John Ruit NPR news British filmmaker Alan Parker, who's projects included Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express and Evita, has died. Parker's death confirmed by members of his family, who say he died after a long illness. Parker was one of Britain's most famous and successful directors, whose works also included Mississippi burning the commitments and Angela's Ashes. His movies. 1 10 Academy Awards, Alan Parker was 76 years old..

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"john ruit" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on KCRW

"Even if it means worsening relations. More Americans now see China U. S ties in bleak terms then before about one in four described China as an enemy, almost double the amount in 2012. Trump administration has repeatedly blamed Beijing for the pandemic while casting China as an economic and ideological threat. Survey shows that Americans still have a slight preference for pursuing strong economic ties with China over getting tough on it. John Ruit NPR news The reworked, eh NBA season got under way with a doubleheader last night in the MBA, so called Bubble near Orlando, Florida. The Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans one of 6 to 1 off for the Lakers beat the Clippers 1032101 before tip off. All players, coaches and staff members knelt during the national anthem, All war shirts reading black lives matter. NASA says it's spacecraft on Mars is safely on its way just after lift off yesterday. Information from the probe did not go to mission managers in a timely way, but they say the extreme cold of space caused the probe to go into safe mode. Managers expect full functionality soon. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Americans for the arts, working with federal, state and local arts agencies to support artists and arts organizations helping to heal the nation during this pandemic. Mohr at Americans for the arts dot or GE. Ah, a government database of hospital data is a crucial source of information during the pandemic. This data set is a clear picture of.

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"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"john ruit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Now to what appears to be new steps by Hong Kong police who were enforcing a controversial national security law. They have arrested four people for statements posted online police Said they were promoting independence from China as NPR's John rule, which reports these arrests raise fresh concerns about freedom of speech in the former British colony. The four suspects range from 16 to 21 years old. Police didn't identify them. But a pro independence group called student localism that disbanded at the end of June when the national security law was enacted, said on Facebook. All four were former members. Police Senior Superintendent Steve Lee said the suspects posted their desire online to promote Hong Kong has its own country and to unite pro independence groups in Hong Kong organization prose. Social media's about the establishment of a Newt parties. That way you could promote the independence of the Hong Kong Chinese Parliament imposed the National security Law in Hong Kong at the end of June. It was drafted past and enacted largely in secret and with little consultation from Hong Kong itself. The law bans subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces. Hong Kong's Beijing back leaders and China's ruling Communist parties say it was necessary after months of anti government protests in the city. Critics of the law is sweeping in vague, They say it threatens many of the freedoms that have said Hong Kong apart from the mainland since China regained control over the territory in 1997. Joshua Rosenzweig is head of the China team at Amnesty International in Hong Kong, he says this is a disturbing example of how the authorities air using the national security law to restrict freedom of expression. What we're seeing here is for young people who are potentially facing quite serious jail time simply for expressing their political views online, you know, under international human rights law, blanket prohibitions of Peaceful expression or just not not allowed. Several people have been arrested this month under the National security Law for shouting band slogans or waving independence or liberation banners. Latest arrests appear to be the first for statements posted online. The maximum sentence for violating the National security Law is Life in prison. John Ruit NPR news This is NPR news..

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