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US Bound Flights Carrying Afghans Temporarily Halted Due to Measles Cases

NPR News Now

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

US Bound Flights Carrying Afghans Temporarily Halted Due to Measles Cases

"White house says flights carrying afghan refugees to the us have been halted after discovery of four cases of measles among people who recently arrived in the us. This as npr's michele keleman reports nineteen more us citizens from the airport in kabul in the state department says to others managed to get out overland national security council spokesperson. Emily horne says the. Us is doing intensive work to give americans clear and safe options to leave afghanistan. The state department says forty. Four americans were offered seats on the latest plane. But not all decided to go. The taliban are still not allowing charter. Flights from northern afghanistan and democratic senator richard blumenthal once the state department to do more about that time precious time. The situation of these individuals is desperate urgen. He's been working with veteran groups and activists to help several at risk afghans and some american citizens get

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Taliban Forces in Kabul Airport Ready to Take Over

All Things Considered

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Taliban Forces in Kabul Airport Ready to Take Over

"To take full control of the airport in Kabul, once the U. S. Military pulls out of Afghanistan. That's according to Reuters news agency, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the State Department says it doesn't expect a functioning airport right away. The U. S has been talking to the Taliban, Qatar, Turkey and others to try to make sure there's a smooth handover of the airport in airfield, State Department spokesperson that price says it's in everyone's interests. That there be a functioning civilian airport with the U. S military set to depart by August 31st. I think that, um It is probably unreasonable to expect that there will be normal airport operations on September 1st. But he says the U. S and Allied Air traffic experts have been laying the groundwork for resumption of civilian air services as quickly as possible after the US leaves Michele Kelemen,

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"If you go down or not as a rails to trails westend where it. Rosa trails earners a like a bridge. You get halfway across the bridge got in the morning when it's misty. You look diner sometimes. You can see the rooftops of the town in the midst. Moving about that is that's a residual haunting cool thing about that is. The tongue was bulldozed by the corps of engineer before they flooded out flooded senators no buildings there they have seen. I have seen those rooftops gone early morning. I have seen those rooftop staff through damascus. You actually see him in her but they all that discern onto except maybe it's haunted by some really really upset spirits Or just laying in wait for someone to come back to trash the place before. I always thought that cemeteries out. Carl wasn't that that those i thought it was saying. Savia shamet jerry. Up there in evans city right or wrong. I'm not sure. I think i get the impression. Saint examiners cemetery was used in the in the movie but i'm not a hundred percent sure but i'm probably wrong wrong. Yeah i tell you what my My first full figured shadow. Manina cemetery remembered i the because i did. Yeah yes taking pictures out of like four hundred pictures. There is one with the legitimate like tall shadow walking amongst the teams. It was pretty fast. very knitting. So so you're next by sagacious that We just finished wine and we're doing the work on it now. Listening to video staring at videos listening to audio and stuff like we did last saturday. A fire hall while done near Connel's drill south of connersville was used as important for a while we had got some good results done air we were. We were able to cross over spirits there and we. That's the old fire hall. Our next investigation is going to be in the new fire hall of the same fire company.

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US Troops and Afghans Killed in Suicide Attacks Outside Kabul Airport

All Things Considered

00:59 sec | 1 year ago

US Troops and Afghans Killed in Suicide Attacks Outside Kabul Airport

"Outside the airport in Kabul, 13. U. S military personnel were killed along with dozens of Afghans near the airport gates. Still, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the U. S. Is wrapping up its evacuations even as the U. S military responded to the attacks claimed by an offshoot of Isis. Evacuation flights continue. President Biden says another 7000 people have gotten out, including 500 Americans, and he says This effort will continue for several more days before his August 31st deadline. To the extent that we can do that, knowing Threat. Knowing that we may very well have another attack. Military's concluded that's what we should do. He says He's seen no evidence of collusion between the Taliban and Isis K, the group that carried out the deadly attack. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State Department Nebraska's governor has

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"Yes yes and I have a friend of mine was a nurse at work there and you have lead the stories. He was able to tell me. I was there when it was still safety. Go through there. I did not put it in my route thirty book. Because i was afraid if i did people would start crawling around. You get hurt. It was it was dangerous of they At one point they they used to keep the Accident victim for accents on route thirty. They would keep him in hospital morgue. Hospitals have works the day. Have cuban at hospitals morgan so like owner to come pick it up where funeral drudgery come pick them up and so there was a lot of activity that way and results around the maternity ward in there there was a lot of activity to any stories. You wanna share. Well that's not good verify not nothing those able to verify. I'm i like i. A friend of mine was a nurse there and he told me about the lots of times after the maternity ward had long been closed. You can walk down the hall and you could still hear babies crying in their there. And like that. I would be that would be residual haunting. Okay Same thing don around the more you're some activity down there but most fossils will have some kind of residual hunting him hospitals prisons theaters. Not were live action theaters. Playhouses summary these places at saint. Louis attracted have a lot of hunting center. I would've liked to have gone through that. I've heard a lot of stories around the family. A lot of stuff happened about it though. have you have you ever had a spirit like attached. Follow you home by. Yes yes beverly. And i were We'd we'd done after railroad museum with seven major investigations there okay. I'm on one time coming home. We're ryan in a car and all of a sudden smoked by tobacco. Smoke febru- spoken a fight. She says oh. Yeah right fella soup. I i so. She turns russian backseat. She says oh we got a passenger. Jeez i do. Who is it yet. so i'll turning around. She's one of the older workers from the the railroad is one ri- long gone. I tell them we're going back to the museum as we did. We went back and museum. We we cleansed far. So we didn't have any anybody else fallen so i i did also other investigation. I have head of attacked by negatively. Something would follow me home and just not Not dangerous meant mentally straining. would mental stress. That the it would be like like a negative negative negative spirit or subsequent common just of the aggravating and then Make ms will make me. Native fence is be careful with apps. Sometimes because when it's happening. I don't realize it's happening. I'm being i'm being. So sob by people's head off and everything else. And i don't know why i'm doing. And so then we'll do. I'll do a white sage Smudge cleansing of myself. And if that doesn't work then have do you know for me. That usually works. That's that's the thing you have to watch out for And everything what we've been doing since that fell decide to follow his home for railroad museum. What we've done now anytime. We finish up. An investigation will up Smudge ourselves with Not spongebob Sage water on myself. And maybe we're a little bit in the car it Yeah that's something we learned you learn along the way. Oh yes that we never.

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"Thing is the what i like is Somebody's ghost walks and stuff. I tell people that You always go swapping owns guaranteed not to see a ghost and you will be told where they are. Or they've been cited and reason. I say as if it's an active haunting intelligent haunting and pitcher mate of gay. Say i died a couple years back and i'm haunting. This house can bring people around here. Because i'm onto house. And how would you feel if someone is bringing twenty thirty strangers into your house report. I want you to form for. That's pretty much. Why on these goes walks..

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"We are the most curious people in a world where we're always trying to figure out stuff to you obviously want to know what the hell is on the other side of that door and if you were in a spiritual condition you're able to pass through that door i'd probably give it a shot again. She also south pronounce on the other side. She said here. Here's an interesting thought. She says what if the spirit is stuck care because they simply don't believe in therefore cannot see any other route. What if to them. There is no heaven or hell or even some other place ascension or Dimensional travel Reincarnation whatever it may be. What if their belief defines where they end up while yeah returns them on. I don't know. I i i have i have no. I don't have an answer for that. i don't have an answer for that because you know every civilization going all the way back to caveman have a concept of an after light. There's a concept of an afterlife we call it. The degrees called elision fields. They cut in the bad guys went to haiti's and The boers code ball. Haw christians call it. Heaven know every major religion has some concept of an afterlife and civilization. Do same way. Look at all the aggravation. Egypt conflict themselves through so they can live on it. They were vince. Ever taken that stuff with them to Of movie with Robin williams What it was Where this man Believed when he died. He wants to see his wife. And a i guess it would be heaven or the afterlife to really deep move by. Can't remember the name of it either. Came as it was. It was really bizarre. I guess i don't know who knows what luck if some guy who's a gun on cox at drayton bullet trigger and i don't believe in that gun so you can shoot me. I mean that's the only you know. Now i could give that It's like just just because you don't believe in something doesn't make not be there. Let's i can understand that. Okay ed okay. Your other book the haunted growers now. We talked with a museum. What would you believe is the most haunted railroad in. Why would it be haunted Jesus a.

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"None of those came in and they put up spell blockers and all kinds of stuff that they do and Cleanse the house and everything and the one who was practicing the witchcraft was the nanny of the house we had to go down to the nannies house and cleared out one out to and that house we find. I'm not kidding. This number signs astronomical belmont. Ku we file fourteen quarrels that she had open house. Lawyer mortal holy cross names and it was exhausting war and finally the the two friends of mine who are witches. They told they told us we're not going to do this. Unless you allow us. A spell of binding line you spell binding means it. She could no longer ever in our lifetime. Be able to do any kind of wish droughts since she says okay so they did a a spell abiding it took them forty eight hours to cast that spell complicated spell when they did that women could no longer practice any kind of witchcraft. At all and two days later she called back to be unbound. And i i. I called the radio. Just tell her. She's unbound without on binder and we talked. And we we find out which got beverly beverly. That was going on. She refused to go back that house all she would go back to stay. I don't lie ymer. how would he and it was. It was it was interesting and It was it was it. Got a little strange little weird. Hey de we have. We have a question for sure how to pronounce Tavano look beautiful kidding now. She said with your experience with paranormal. If when you do you. Persist in this purgatory. What would you do as a goes to communicate most efficiently with future investigators or would you not want to react Yes yes it would depend probably wouldn't want to Interact with investigators. Less knew them who they were and what they were about not into ghost. Hunting cloud at the ghostbusters. That kind of stuff. I'm not into that. And i got a list long on okay. Seal says if you were locked in a singular dungeon grow your entire life and led to believe that was the entire world regardless of what exists outside of it. You would not attempt to leave because as far as you're concerned this is all there is to see. So would you stay there. She kind of answered or staying. It sounds like some lurks. Yeah you mean you mean after you died. What your spirits say. Their guess as badgen magic after body died at the spirit lived on in the spirit was capable of leaving that room. Yoke as human beings..

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"In any war battle there was spirits. All over the place but the problem they were having was there was a spirit. That was kind of a shape. Changer wasn't wasn't like it was just appearing as different things. And it would appear as yeah. Yeah it would appear as a human being would have dogs head and it would do things like crawling up the walls and stuff sleep that we went to that house and i'm not kidding. Weekly debt place on. It was unbelievable. We i got some video shadow figures in their own a You know the bag the big bag heavy back they punch have you back now. Okay i got. I got i got video. One of those twickenham by its zones is getting hit swinging and nobody there also. I won't video a child's Rocking horse voices coming out at rocking saying get out. Get out to see later. i'm out. oh yeah well. Basically what happened to us that scared now area. So shall we go in here and we completely cleansed that house then we go outside the house and we cleanse area the house to prevent anybody anything coming in because there was a foetal outside the house and so we we plans to keep from coming in through the portal and everything was hunky dory and everybody was happy week later we get a call their back. Go back and we do it all again. You know we call back a third time. The third time we get called back is when we learned that the two women in the house. The one in particular is dabbling in witchcraft. Who she was but she wasn't trained to call a dabbler she all right and so instead of practicing we white magic or black magic. What was happening with her is she was. It was chaotic magic. But she didn't know yet. No idea how does spells. We're going to turn out what the results were going to be trying to that so in order to do that one. I had to call in to my friend who are witches they're they're fairly high up in the wiccan. Religion one is Lives up in hermitage bay up near sharon name is bell another lives in south of pittsburgh. Her name is maria. And i had to call those two in because that was beyond me. I i couldn't figure out not we're we're doing everything right. Then we find out what we're doing to get none..

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"The The railroad equipment. Okay goes back to the as early as eighteen thirty to thirty four all web through now and we have trains they're used for troop transport in civil wars spanish-american war world war one were award suit and the korean war and they soldiers will transfer on f though we're waiting to go back on Beverly esco back to one of the cars. Because some of the soldiers spirits is soldiers on cars active when an air and he begged her to come back because he wants to tell her to the story and we she was exhausted at dangling. Continue so and then. Kobe hit so we will. We will be going back To continue on that one every one of those those things that you have these I have a I set up a video camera donnie. I'll of a passenger car. That rock rable back in the eighteen sixties. Okay and you run that video Now i have to stare at it on a computer and so i'm staring at like two and a half hours of the of the video when nothing. Nothing's happening which you make sure is cross but on this particular time we set up the thing. We love the car and after about ten minutes. Your voice like goes became a moment. Then you're up next thing you know is the sound of an entire railroad car people talking to each other. This is going on you know on the audio portion of the video then all of a sudden it stopped like you switch. And the next thing you see cr-heads announcing along the windows coming back to the car. Almost if they said they're coming back we'd better showed up and that's that's just not a one done here relative museum we'll just take a quick break If there's anybody have a question for it you can go ahead and post them in the chat. I believe there's there's a number of different chats open For youtube There's pittsburgh paranormal society. There's you paranormal radio. So there's a number of different ones international community for alien research. Sophie have a question for ed. Please post it in jason. Or sean or i will re that give it to a point. I'll do my best. I answered a question. Go ahead i gotta plus when real quick. You say that Whenever you win iraq was spared. What how do you want.

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"What i what i do i do i do. Yeah and so. I go and talk to him. And he says We been having some difficulties with paranormal activity here in museum. Would you be in doing an investigation here and outside. I said yeah. I think we could do that inside of all right. Yes is you you inside the building. It has like more than fifty restored pieces of historic railroad equipment. And it's everything's immaculate Restored better than the day was built in her. So much history was that so i'm bringing bevere in also of others like edward cat the first walk up and she walks in and she stopped dead inside a door and the place was just completely hat. She said juicers hundreds of people here. I don't see anybody else. Anybody and we estimate inept buildings between eight and ten thousand spirits. That's amazing what did what we will. It's residual huntings. It's residual haunting. It's it's imprinted on the environment. It's not a spirit that you can interact with in the ineffable museum. We have three. Maybe four spirits that we call intelligent or active spirits. We can interact with the Residual haunting is when something. The energy has been imprinted on Place or object or something like that and what conditions are right. You'll get an apparition. Sometimes you could electronic voice phenomenon that kind of stuff in there you have now museum. You have railroad equipment from all these years student now. One of the peace leak women as the engineer on there and he thinks he's still making runs okay and you can interact with him. What got called in there in a big old steam look mode number eleven eighty seven and the only people would tour the museum away out. They would stop at the ticket. Both congratulate people than ticket booth This place is fantastic. As re-enactors you have are so authentic on that big engine over at eleven eighty seven engine. Those guys are so authentic they even have put under.

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"He renamed the place the general wayne in and it had that name on weapons so it's closed about eight years ago but he went through the war. Join us in a way. He got named mad wayne. He had a fellow working for him. Recalled sometimes jimmy reader called sometimes because jimi was spy and sometimes jimmy would actually come back and report to one day Jimmy gets arrested for drunk and disorderly and he says you can't to something. I am a personal friend of general. If you call him he will tell you not. Call him to send a message to him. He will tell you. I have to release. I'm essential to his command and so he sent the the note and anthony wayne in. Turn some message back saying not only. Is this guy not a friend of mine. If i were you. I'd lay on an extra twenty lashes on nagai. Said he's mad that's what he is. Anthony wayne is mad in the name stop. That's that's how he actually got the name. But i went through the war. It was a war hero. Everything's named after waynesboro wayne county Waynesboro there's a wayne indiana israel named after him. He was so popular and after the war he went down to georgia and got elected to the senate and he was elected to the senate for just a couple of weeks not something about irregularities with a balanced so he had to resign and leave georgia. You come up. Pennsylvania come back pennsylvania. Of course him being crooked. First thing i did was appointed legislature. And then he was there then. General washington was president. Time called him back into the army to go to northwest territories. Which is a time cleveland and settle down. Settle the native americans there which he did while he was there. He contracted gout and so he worked his way back to eerie and he died of complications of gout. Now this guy law all way all different things he did. It could have been the end of his story. He was a war. Hero ended a story as senator ended a story. Legislator ended a story called back in cell. Dna is end the story but the story is just beginning not they bury him at the foot of the flagpole at prescott at the military base there so cater years old. Tony marries these under the under the flagpole. Back in philadelphia is daughter margarita. She starts aggravating her brother. So this isn't right. Dad is in country. Something ought to be done. He deserves a good burial impressed. Petir in church backer in philadelphia so she aggravates them for ten years and finally says okay. Darna i'll go get that. So he loads up a trap which is like a sports car for horses to wheels with a seton hall trunk in about three hundred and some miles on this four hundred miles from philadelphia. Eerie back in those days on dirt. Roads and stuff goes the way up there and that's under the flag bowl. They dig up debt.

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"Basically all. But if you bone chips a couple buttons been anyhow they had it reburied properly in a cemetery over in bedford when they did that. He stopped hunting the place so he put the put the rest and you know. Put the peace rather than how it all went down right. And that's that's that kind of stuff like that and we do a lot. The group by you know we started called hip pennsylvania investigators phenomena. We do a lot of investigations are mole. Aim is to help the spirits and help the people that are being bothered spirits. We don't do this for. I don't know if i can say. Is i guess i say no. We're on. we're on the air okay. We don't do it for fun. The group i call the The giggles cry goes with right and we don't do it that way. One thing i would like to say is we have our messes of investigating. I i worked with a couple of psychics and we have a couple tech people. I'm like half halfway techie. Guy a little bit about the stuff and i. I'm the tech man. I do all the recording. And stuff. What i would like to say is. There's probably crosses state. Maybe well over one hundred arnold investigative teams and they all have their own methods. But i've run into some people who think that the method they find is the only met like they have found the answer I wanted to talk across someone like at run from because if you haven't investigative team and your investigative methods is getting results in it's working then there's not as good as good as what works for you and if it work for you fine may not work for someone else says working for you but i have run a couple of close minded people who think their way is the only way be blatant as many f- yeah yes they. They wind up finding religion somewhere. Well okay so we have route thirty and then we heard of Which one. I like the one about what we're gonna do. The one about the The odd jobs you know what kind objects you have do. You have like the objects You the haunted item. Now how did you how did you. Oh yeah oh you. Let's go through the most. Well the most unusual all my favorite is in there. Okay that's gonna take a little while to tell the story okay in there. Is the the haunted cauldron. Okay now we gotta go back to seventeen hundred and seventeen hundred. There was a fella called anthony. Wayne general anthony wayne was called mad. Anthony wayne successful. Businessmen and during the revolutionary war raised. His own regiment is men adore him. He would get them into situations and nobody could get out and they would fight their way out and win and matter of fact after one of these a day. Come out of a Refined a new jersey somewhere and they were supposed to lose but they want so. In a way back he stopped at a tavern outside of philadelphia and partied nonstop. Twenty four hours a day for solid week on his dime so you can see why men loved them. The guy who owned the place loved it so much..

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"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show

"I said research she. Can't you do research car. Said is not the same thing as kind of how it started. And then i really got into it and write. The book wound up Haunted route thirty has about fifty five or so haunting along route. Thirty in order from pittsburgh to philadelphia and our dislike written is if you're riding down the route one after the either direction to get from one place to the next place One thing. I don't put many of my books people who don't want someone showed up at your front door. Sankt we see the ghost. I don't put those guys don't and yet was. It was really interesting what i did. I did the the original route thirty. Pass not the one you have today. The old lincoln highway in the book starts at point. State park in pittsburgh for burns at philadelphia tavern old city tavern in philadelphia. Did you get to the play offs founder and point park. Oem us yet a did. Did you know the story about that. The red meany now. i don't love they they. They were wrapping a play. There one night and a day broke down. Two sets have like a You know post party arap party and someone brought out a ouija board. They started waging board. And next thing. I know this is green. Red apparition appeared and started walking around the table. Faster and faster and faster and then start really running around running around running around the stage and eventually at wand up was actually running on the walls of the auditorium were to stage was in all the lights. The building started slashing on and off and all the telephones and building started ringing. Then everything went silent. And but when i first heard that story i says well maybe right but I actually wind up meeting the lady who was up on stage at that time. And she that she became the director of the fort bedford museums out there. Net spry interviewed her. Was other stuff at the a you'll point park complex steiner. It's actually up in oakland and All kinds of haunting going on up there. It was a a series of buildings. There was a lady Let's see how. How did it work. She she caught her husband would would would another woman so she Shot him then. She ran down a hallway into a header off. The third story window and died later on another actor. I think his name was john. John's not sure okay. Very good character actor. It appeared a lot of productions there and.

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U.S. Will Do "Whatever It Takes" to Evacuate Americans From Afghanistan

The Moth Radio Hour

01:02 min | 1 year ago

U.S. Will Do "Whatever It Takes" to Evacuate Americans From Afghanistan

"Of people continue to try to flee 8000 have been evacuated in the last 24 hours. Just getting to the airport remains dangerous. And NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the State Department says it's stepping in to help Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls it an incredibly volatile and fluid situation outside the airport in Kabul. He tells Fox News Sunday that the State Department and the Pentagon will do whatever necessary to get Americans out. Directing people with whom were in direct contact. As to the best way to get to the airport. Get through the gates get onto planes. That's the safest and most effective way to do it. The administration is also getting private. U. S. Airlines to help transport evacuated Americans and Afghans who worked with the U. S from transit countries onward. Blinken says about two dozen countries have agreed to help temporarily House Afghans while they wait for US visas. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden is due to deliver remarks on

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Iran's President-Elect Says Talking About Missiles Is 'Off Limits'

All Things Considered

01:45 min | 1 year ago

Iran's President-Elect Says Talking About Missiles Is 'Off Limits'

"On Iran is getting ready for another round of indirect talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. But a newly elected president of Iran doesn't want to take on other issues The Americans are hoping to discuss. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports hardliner Ibrahim Breezy, will be sworn in as Iran's president in August, and he's already making clear that some topics are off limits like the country's missile program. But the Biden administration wants to talk about missiles and get a better nuclear deal with Iran. The first step is getting back into the one the Trump administration left. That job falls to US envoy Robert Malley. I don't think that this window is going to be open forever at some point will have to conclude that this is not succeeding, but we're not there yet. We still think that it's that it's possible. We still think that it's certainly in our interest. We think it's in Iran's interest to, but they'll have to make that decision for themselves. In an interview to air on Fridays morning edition, Malle says the negotiations in Vienna have been tough. Iran wants more financial relief than the U. S. Is willing to offer and the U. S. Wants to. In Malley's words, rewind the tape on work Iran has done since the Trump administration left the deal like building its supply of nuclear fuel. Get back to where we were in 2016. With a cap on on the levels of enrichment, with the cap on what centrifuges they could use and rich with a cap on the amount of enriched uranium they could have. And with the IAEA, the nuclear inspectors being able to monitor Everything they're doing, which is not occurring today. Iran refuses to meet US diplomats, O'Malley passes messages through European diplomats He's also raising the cases of detained Americans, though Biden administration officials insist that this is separate from the nuclear diplomacy.

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Blinken Heads to Middle East to Build on Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire

The World

02:06 min | 1 year ago

Blinken Heads to Middle East to Build on Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire

"The Middle East. President Biden asked him to go, but only after a ceasefire was in place, ending the latest military conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Secretary, Blinken has been cautious about jumping into Middle East diplomacy. He started quietly with phone calls while he was on a trip to the Arctic. Plans for a visit came together only after Israel and Hamas agreed to stop fighting. And White House press secretary Jen Psaki is making clear that Blinken has narrow goals for this trip to Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan, ensuring that we're creating conditions with our partners in the region. For a sustained ceasefire and also discussing the path toward on rebuilding Gaza. Something that there's a great deal of interest in support and the international community on and they're great needs on the ground. This was the fourth military conflict like this between Israel and Hamas since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip about 15 years ago. This last episode has taken Gaza back several years. That's Elizabeth Campbell, who runs the Washington office for UNWRA, U. N agency that runs clinics and schools for Palestinian Of the 66 Children that were killed. 19 of them went to our schools. This is very traumatic for the families for the teachers for the fellow students on DIT is increasingly difficult to keep rebuilding. During the last outbreak of violence in 2014, then Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to Egypt hoping to do some shuttle diplomacy. He stayed in Cairo all week, with little to show as both sides made demands of him and airstrikes and rocket fire continued. This secretary was far more hesitant, says Harland al Gindi Ah, former adviser to Palestinian negotiators. Risk averse is probably an understatement. Secretary Blinken says Israel has the right to defend itself against rocket fire from Gaza. But he also says he wants to make sure Israelis and Palestinians have equal measures of security, peace and dignity. El Guindi says. All those things are lacking for Palestinians that just seems so detached from where

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Nord Stream 2: Biden Waives US Sanctions on Russian Pipeline

All Things Considered

01:31 min | 1 year ago

Nord Stream 2: Biden Waives US Sanctions on Russian Pipeline

"The Biden administration reported to Congress today on the steps it's taken to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany. Many lawmakers are not happy with the latest development instead of punishing the company building Nord Stream too. Biden administration has decided to waive sanctions for national security reasons. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with the U. S secretary of State and she joins us from Reykjavik, Iceland. Hi, Michelle. Hi there, Ari. So the U. S strongly opposes this pipeline, saying it increases European energy dependence on Russia. And so why did they decide to waive the sanctions? Well, because these sanctions would mean punishing Germany and the and the Biden administration has been making a point of trying to rebuild relations with European partners relations that restrained in the Trump administration. So, you know, the Germans today were quick to confirm this news. They were certainly glad that the US is putting a premium on relations and waiving sanctions on the company Nord Stream to a G and its CEO who's a German citizen. Now the U. S. Maybe hoping that U. S diplomats can quietly continue to make their case that this is not a good deal for European energy security. Another hope is that if the Green Party in Germany wins elections this fall that it might actually stop the project anyway. The other thing, Ari that I often hear from US officials is that look, This pipeline is almost complete. So it's not at all clear if Thies sanctions will really prevent its

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Israel Destroys Gaza High-Rise Housing AP and Other Media Offices

Planet Money

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Israel Destroys Gaza High-Rise Housing AP and Other Media Offices

"And Gaza today, a high rise building that houses the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazira. Has collapsed. It's not clear why the building was targeted, but the AP says he owner had apparently received advanced notice of an Israeli strike. Meanwhile, the State Department's point person on the conflict is in the region is NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Deputy assistant secretary of state Hottie Hummer is visiting Israel and the West Bank holding talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Spokesperson Julianna Porter says the trip is part of the administration's high level engagement while he's their whole reinforce our message that we have stressed and many senior level engagements with the parties and Other stakeholders this past week, which is, of course, namely achieving a sustainable calm, she says. The U. S is working through regional partners to send that message to the Palestinian militant group and supporting Israel's right to defend itself. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS

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Iran Says Nuclear Program Testing Newest Advanced Centrifuge

TED Radio Hour

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Iran Says Nuclear Program Testing Newest Advanced Centrifuge

"Iran's President Hassan Rouhani today reiterated Tehran's commitment to nuclear nonproliferation. At the same time, he oversaw the launch of new advanced centrifuges at the country's Natanz underground nuclear plant. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Today's developments come as the U. S and Iran hold indirect talks on returning to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. This week, European, Russian and Chinese diplomat shuttled between U. S and Iranian delegations in Vienna. A senior Biden administration official describes the meetings as constructive. It says it would be better to talk directly with Iran. The official who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, says the U. S. Is ready to let Iran do business again if Iran curbs its nuclear program. But the official also warns that the talks will head to an impasse if Iran sticks to its position that the U. S must lift every sanction imposed by the Trump administration since Trump pulled out of

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ISIS Is a Growing Threat in Africa

Fresh Air

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

ISIS Is a Growing Threat in Africa

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is hosting a virtual meeting of the coalition to defeat Isis, focusing not just on the ongoing threat in Syria and Iraq but also the growing threat in Africa. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. U. S officials are alarmed it a deadly attack in Mozambique. Acting special envoy John Godfrey says the Isis branch in Mozambique has become increasingly brazen attacks in recent days in the northern town of Palma left dozens dead and thousands missing. Godfrey says one American who was there was successfully evacuated. The attacks there are horrific, frankly and show a complete disregard for the life, welfare and security. Of the local population. The envoy was speaking to reporters in a conference call ahead of a coalition meeting meant to focus on the fight against Isis in Syria and Iraq. Godfrey says the coalition recognizes the need to counter Isis branches and networks in Africa, too.

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Biden Administration Attempts to Revive Peace Process For Afghanistan

1A

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Administration Attempts to Revive Peace Process For Afghanistan

"The Biden administration is trying to revive a peace process for Afghanistan. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, Administration officials say this is the moment when progress is possible. The State Department isn't commenting directly on Secretary of State Antony Blinken is letter to Afghan officials that a local news agency published or draft peace proposal. Spokesperson Ned Price says the Biden administration is just offering some ideas not trying to be prescriptive. It is ultimately the right and responsibility of Afghans to determine their political future. The United States has a support role to play the international community needs to support that process needs to be constructive. Price says the U. S special envoy will stay in the region and that it's too early to make a judgment about how the diplomacy is

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Blinken reportedly offers sweeping plan to bolster Afghan peace

WBEZ Chicago Programming

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Blinken reportedly offers sweeping plan to bolster Afghan peace

"Biden administration is trying to inject some life into a peace process for Afghanistan, suggesting some ideas on moving forward. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the U. S calls this a moment when progress is possible. The State Department isn't commenting directly on Secretary of State Antony Blinken is letter to Afghan officials that a local news agency published or draft peace proposal. Spokesperson Ned Price, says the Biden administration He's just offering some ideas, not trying to be prescriptive. It is ultimately the right and responsibility of Afghans to determine their political future. The United States has a support role to play the international community needs to support that process needs to be constructive. Price says the U. S special envoy will stay in the region and that it's too early to make a judgment about how the diplomacy

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Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

All Things Considered

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

"A lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken says he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and, well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be an adversarial when it must be The common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or bullying aside from China.

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Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

All Things Considered

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

"The Biden administration has a lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken does he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be An adversarial when it must be Common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or

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Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

All Things Considered

02:25 min | 1 year ago

Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council

"And I'm very Louise Kelly. The Biden administration is taking a new approach to the United Nations, so it wants to make sure it has a seat at the table at U. N agencies that the Trump administration left that includes the Human Rights Council in Geneva as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The Trump Administration denounced the Human Rights Council as a quote cess pool of political bias. The Biden administration says the 2018 decision to pull out left a vacuum often filled by authoritarian countries. The diplomat representing the U. S in Geneva now Marcus are announced today that the U. S. Is rejoining first as an observer. We know that this body has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting teary and injustice around the world. Being president of the table. We seek to ensure it can live up to that potential. There are many human rights crises that could be discussed there. A military coup in Myanmar a crackdown on protesters in Belarus and Russia. Then there's Iran. The repression is at an all time high for the past 15 16 years I have covered it that Tutti Guy Amy, who runs the New York based Center for Human Rights in Iran, he says the U. S absence from the council was felt back in 2019 when there was a deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran. That was something that the Human Rights Council if it had its center of gravity should have immediately moved to an emergency session for it. It did not happen. The Trump administration blasted Iran for the violence, but Gammy says it would have been more effective if it had done so with others on the Human Rights Council. Trump's former U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses the council of covering for dictators and being biased against Israel, she says it's sad to see the Biden administration give it legitimacy. Eileen Donahoe has a different perspective. She was Obama's ambassador there and said U S leadership made a difference. We got a special rapid tour focus specifically on Iran. There was a commission of inquiry on North Korea. We got multiple special sessions on Syria, which meant that the focus on Israel decreased dramatically without the U. S. There, she said Via Skype, China has upped its game. Avoiding scrutiny of its crackdown in Hong Kong and with the U. S. Calls a genocide against Muslim

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State Department Condemns Group It Removed From Terrorist List

All Things Considered

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

State Department Condemns Group It Removed From Terrorist List

"Iranian backed group should not be on a terrorism list. From NPR's Michele Kelemen as he was leaving office. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the Houthi he's as a foreign terrorist organization raising alarms from aid groups. Yemen is considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis and much of the population lives in areas controlled by the Houthi. These State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the U. S is taking the Houthi is off that list. This intent to revoke That designation has nothing to do with our view of the hooches on their reprehensible conduct, he says. The U. S will keep up the pressure on who the leaders who are fighting a Saudi backed coalition. Michele Kelemen, NPR NEWS The State Department's docks continue their upward moment. Um the Dow gained

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How The Biden Administration Can Tackle America's Longest War

Marketplace

03:38 min | 1 year ago

How The Biden Administration Can Tackle America's Longest War

"Administration is reviewing its options in many areas of foreign policy, including Afghanistan. It is America's longest war and in a deal with the Taliban. Last year, the Trump Administration agreed to withdraw U. S troops by May, but The new administration says the Taliban is not keeping its end of the bargain, hinting that U. S troops will likely stay longer. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports a former U. S government and U. N expert on Afghanistan, Rina Amiri knows that Americans are tired of fighting endless wars. Now we're trying to win the peace. But she says the Trump administration left a complicated hand. Amiri, now with New York University, says the U. S emboldened the Taliban. By negotiating the withdrawal schedule and keeping to it even as violent spite and Afghan peace talks faltered. And now what we have the situation where the Taliban feels very much they have won this war that they're winning this war that the peace agreement is simply a cover for withdrawal for the U. S. The U. S still has 2500 troops in Afghanistan under the deal with the Taliban, they're supposed to be gone a few months from now. But Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan, says the administration is taking a hard look at whether the Taliban are meeting their commitments to break ties with terrorists, reduce violence and negotiate in a serious way with the Afghan government. And in that context, we make decisions and now our force posture and our diplomatic strategy going forward. That's welcome news to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He told the Aspen Institute last week that he expects a U. S team in Kabul soon, and he's gotten good signals from Secretary of State Tony Blinken. A promised me robust diplomacy in the region. Full coordination with us in a focus on ending 40 years of violence, the bidet administration may be promising too much, though Laurel Miller of the International Crisis Group says it's signaling that it wants to keep some US troops in Afghanistan for counterterrorism purposes and wants a peace deal that protects the democratic and human rights gains of the past two decades. Those are all perfectly fine and understandable things to be saying Again in the very first days of the administration, but ultimately you can't have all of the above. Miller says The Biden administration will have to prioritize. There cannot be both a negotiated peace and keeping some troops even a small number in Afghanistan for counterterrorism or any other purposes Because the Taliban won't agree to that there can't be a negotiated peace and No change in the nature of the system of governance and and writes in Afghanistan. U. S officials have long said they would protect women's rights in Afghanistan. Rina Amiri says not following through on that could send the wrong signal to Islamist groups elsewhere, so she thinks the U. S needs to get the diplomacy, right. And she'd like to see a third party, perhaps from the U. N manage the peace process. It will also be more helpful for the U. S. Because right now, everything right on the U. S. You need a manager of this peace process Right now. We do not have a manager. A State Department spokesperson says the U. S will support the Afghan peace process with a quote senior and robust American diplomatic effort. Trump Administration's envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, remains on the job. Even a secretary Blinken builds out the team. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington

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"kelemen" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"kelemen" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"To the challenges posed by Russia, and this administration is going to take it seriously. That is NPR's Michele Kelemen. Thank you, Michelle. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. The vaccine roll out across the country continues to flail. California has administered only about half the covert 19 shots available on the state. That's why a bunch of volunteer tech workers are stepping in to provide information when the government doesn't Lesley McClurg from member station, KQED explains. A few weeks ago, Tim Swartz was watching the nightly news. New guidelines will be issued today that will expand vaccine eligibility to exports suddenly qualified for a shot. He's a 67 year old resident of San Francisco. He had no idea how to get one. Nobody's calling me emailing me telling. I'm eligible for anything. He checked his doctor's office. But they weren't vaccinating people his age. So we went down to his local pharmacist and asked if they were offering shots. Then he said, no, hey, had heard from corporate Walgreens corporate office that they might in the future. Get it short started scouring the Internet but to no avail. Even California's public health website didn't provide any links to drive up sites walk up appointments or even a help desk. Oh, it's frustrating that in one of the most tech savvy Cities in the most tech savvy country in the world that this kind of information is not available to the residents. Also frustrated by the situation is Patrick McKenzie. He's a tech worker based in Tokyo with ties to California. He was floored that vaccines were sitting on shelves rather than saving lives. So I tweeted out on Twitter and said, one of the best things that I could imagine a technology spending time on right now is Calling the places that could have the vaccine and putting who says yes, in a single place. The call to arms roused many of Mackenzie's followers, which is 100,000 people. Ah, group of really smart folks started designing a dashboard immediately. A few hours later, Mackenzie checked in on his friends. This is all fantastic. You know, just one thing, though, When you're when you're doing the call Center management. I have some suggestions, and then one thing led to another. They launched a website the next morning. Less than a week later, 250 volunteers were calling hundreds of doctors and pharmacists across the state. Every day. One afternoon they found 60 new places offering shots just in Los Angeles. Their dashboard called vaccinate, see a offers up to date information about where supplies exist, who qualifies and how to make an appointment. Similar efforts are underway in Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Throughout the pandemic, Private citizens have offered everything from case tallies to risk calculators. If you go to those sides, you get much more accurate data in a more timely way. Then even the federal government delivering at least today, Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director.

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Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:48 min | 1 year ago

Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State

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"kelemen" Discussed on 710 WOR

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01:45 min | 2 years ago

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02:55 min | 2 years ago

"kelemen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Used to vote like this anywhere rather than you know, putting it in there. Mailbox about 950,000 Marylanders have voted by mail so far, bringing the total number of early ballots cast in the state to almost 1.1 million. For NPR News. I'm Emily Sullivan. In Baltimore. National Security adviser Robert O'Brien and the administration's hostage affairs envoy were defending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent actions on Syria. This after the mother of a journalist went missing their accuses secretary of being an obstacle to her son's release. Who's NPR's Michelle Kelemen, Debra Tice, as she believes that Pompeo is undermining President Trump's critical outrage to Syria to finders on Austin, who's been missing for eight years. Last week, Pompeo made clear the US won't change US policy to get him home. But the administration's envoy for hostage affair says it was Pompeo who authorized him to go to Syria and hold the first U. S diplomatic engagement in 10 years. National security advisor O'Brien says Pompeo has played a critical role in the administration's efforts to bring US citizens home AKI campaign issue for Trump O'Brien ads that he and the president have full confidence. That the secretary will continue to do that. Michelle Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR. Senior executive of Chinese Tech giant Wall Away is back in a Canadian court today fighting her extradition to the United States. NPR's Jackie Northam reports a trial is straining Canada China relations. Lawyers from among Guangzhou, arguing this week in court that Canadian police and border agents mistreated her during her arrest at Vancouver's international airport nearly two years ago. The walkway executive says Canadian authorities violated her rights. Turning over the contents of her phone and laptop to the FBI. Trump administration alleges Monk defrauded US banks as a way to skirt sanctions on Iran and ask Canada to detain and extradite her to the U. S. Canada has to honor the request but is paying the price. Shortly after amongst attention, China arrested two Canadian citizens for espionage, which was widely seen as a moved to gain Monk's release. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Washington University of Michigan Football fan has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison. For taking his trash talk of a rival team too far. Daniel Rippy went on Facebook and posted threats in 2018 against Ohio State College football players because They'd beat his team today, Federal Judge Algernon Marble E said the country takes mass shooting seriously and rupees. Threats should not go unpunished apologize the 10 months he has spent in jail since his arrest. Will count toward today's.

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"kelemen" Discussed on KCRW

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02:51 min | 2 years ago

"kelemen" Discussed on KCRW

"Rather than you know, putting it in there. Mailbox about 950,000 Marylanders have voted by mail so far, bringing the total number of early ballots cast in the state. Almost 1.1 million. For NPR News. I'm Emily Sullivan. In Baltimore. National Security adviser Robert O'Brien and the administration's hostage affairs envoy were defending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent actions on Syria. It's after the mother of a journalist who went missing their accuses secretary of being an obstacle to her son's release. Who's NPR's Michelle Kelemen, Debra Tice, as she believes that Pompeo is undermining President Trump's critical outrage to Syria to find her son, Austin, who's been missing for eight years. Last week, Pompeo made clear the US won't change US policy to get him home. But the administration's envoy for hostage affair says it was Pompeo who authorized him to go to Syria and hold the first U. S diplomatic engagement in 10 years. National security advisor O'Brien says Pompeo has played a critical role in the administration's efforts to bring US citizens home. AKI campaign issue for Trump O'Brien ads that he and the president have full confidence that the secretary will continue to do that. Michelle Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR. Senior executive of Chinese Day fighting her extradition to the United States. NPR's Jackie Northam reports A trial is straining Canada China relations lawyers from among Guangzhou, arguing this week in court that Canadian police and border agents Mistreated her during her arrest at Vancouver's international airport nearly two years ago. The walkway executive says Canadian authorities violated her rights by turning over the contents of her phone and laptop to the FBI. The Trump administration alleges among defrauded US banks as a way to skirt sanctions on Iran and ask Canada to detain and extradite her to the U. S. Canada has to honor the request but is paying the price. Shortly after amongst attention, China arrested two Canadian citizens for espionage, which was widely seen as a moved to gain Monk's release. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Washington University of Michigan Football fan has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison. For taking his trash talk of a rival team too far. Daniel Rippy went on Facebook and posted threats in 2018 against Ohio State College football players because They'd beat his team today, Federal Judge Algernon Marble e said the country takes mass shooting seriously and rupees. Threats should not go unpunished. Repeat apologize the 10 months he has spent in jail since his arrest. Will count.

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05:11 min | 2 years ago

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"Kelemen. NPR NEWS, the State Department You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. As the city's public schools grapple with how to reopen this fall, local leaders are keeping a close eye on infection rates. Meanwhile, principles are puzzling through the logistics, but there's another question keeping officials up at night. Whether schools can afford to reopen safely WN, Y says. Jessica Gould says they're pinning their hopes on a federal stimulus bill. But even that may not be enough. Jessica joins us now. Hello, Jessica. Hi. Jamie. Re opening New York City's public school system is really a massive undertaking, and it's expensive, too. We know teachers and students need masks. Custodians need massive amounts of cleaning supplies. Everyone needs hand sanitizer. What else do they need? Jessica? Yeah, masks for everyone. Gowns for nurses, thermometers to take temperatures and soap. Lots of soap, which has been in short supply in the past. Unless we need windows, toe work and ventilation systems to be fixed. I talk to Naomi Pina, who's president of the District One Community Education Council on the Lower East Side. And she says the H Vac system in her kid's school hasn't worked for years, and she doesn't think it will be fixed by September unless one million trees are in the city produce. Actual paper dollars. I don't see where this money is gonna come from, and I think it's just setting up parents for failure. But school officials say the upgrades are already underway and the masks and cleaning supplies have been ordered and they're shipped. I'm told the city hopes to tap into FEMA money for some of this pp. But all that aside, the main concern is staffing. Right. We've been hearing about a teacher shortage because schools and teachers to do both remote and in person teaching with smaller groups of kids. How much is it going to cost to make sure there are enough teachers? That's what principles are trying to figure out right now. And that's why the school system wants to know how many families are planning to be fully remote by next week at the deadline is August 7th, and that's because when students are in school, they're supposed to be in smaller groups like around 8 to 10 kids and classes as you may know, our often upwards of 30 kids. So even if 1/3 of teachers and students are remote on a given day, that could still mean you have to double All the teaching staff at school school's chancellor, Richard Carranza, is talking about bringing in more substitutes, or even having central staff take on teaching shifts. He's dangled the possibility that he will But that's where things could get really expensive. So how is the city going to pay for it? Yeah. City and State officials say they're counting on a federal stimulus bill in Congress, but it's not clear that that stimulus bill will actually cover these costs. Both bills in Congress, House Bill and the Senate bill earmark funding for education across the country. The bill from Senate Republicans ties much of that funding to in person learning. Either way, though, Governor Cuomo says If the feds don't also allocate more money to the state, he'll have to cut all local budgets, including schools by 20% this year. But wait. I thought we were just talking about getting more money for schools from the stimulus bill. This sounds like the best we can hope for is to prevent more cuts. Yeah, That's what I've been trying to understand. And even some educators who work on school budged it that I've talked to say they're stumped, too. There is some money from the U. S Department of Education that's coming into improve remote learning. New York is getting a $20 million statewide grant to train teachers and many teachers. I've talked to are hungry for this. They want to improve how they're doing remote learning, but no matter what officials say they know increased costs are coming, and they're working around the clock to find funding. Chancellor Carranza promises he won't open schools unless it's truly safe. We have some very difficult decisions to make and what we will not skimp on. Is making sure that health and safety of our students, our staff, and our families are first in Formals. Yeah, the city has to deliver its reopening plan to Governor Cuomo for review tomorrow, So we're hoping to get more details, then. W Nice reporter Jessica Ghoul. Thank you so much. Thank you..

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02:28 min | 3 years ago

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"Ukraine has announced that it is buying more javelin anti tank missiles from the United States this military purchase comes at a time when Ukraine is trying to smooth over relations following the impeachment of president trump here's impairs Michele Kelm back in that infamous July phone call Ukraine's new president said he was almost ready to buy more javelins from the US president trump responded saying quote I would like you to do us a favor though trump has since been impeached he had been holding up U. S. aid to Ukraine releasing it only after a whistle blower complaint came to the attention of Congress soon after he was meeting Ukraine's president follow dimmers a Lansky in New York touting his earlier assistance I gave you anti tank busters that frankly president Obama was sending you pillows and sheets and I gave you entertain questions a lot of people that want to do that but I did it now you crane is buying javelins with its own money it sees these weapons as a deterrent to Russia Ukraine's embassy says in a statement quote we are proud that Ukraine is becoming a reliable partner of the United States eligible to procure high tech U. S. defense products the Ukrainian ambassador in a tweet also writes that he's looking forward to a visit to Kiev in early January by secretary of state Mike Pompeii AO that would send an important signal according to Stephen Peifer a former US ambassador when I was in keep about seven weeks ago there was a degree of nervousness about the depth of the U. S. Ukraine relationship and what you're going to be looking for is basically a signal from secretary Palmdale that the United States support is there in full but Piper says it was not helpful to have trump's private lawyer Rudy guiliani in Kiev recently meeting with a discredited former prosecutor and other unsavory characters it's worrisome because the president seems still to listen to Mr Giuliani and sometimes may be paying more attention to Mr Giuliani many blows to his own state department his embassy in Cuba his National Security Council staff was intelligence community and that's a problem hi for is also troubled by the planned departure of the current acting ambassador in Ukraine bill Taylor testified in the impeachment hearings now he's been asked to hand off to the deputy chief of mission on new year's day Michele Kelemen NPR news the state department.

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