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California Principal Brings Food To Students Cut Off From Meals
"California to meet Juan Vaca. He is the principal at Global Family Elementary School where all of the 453 students receive free or reduced lunch. We have like 98%. You know that next and we have students. They're newcomers are English language learners. They're newcomers coming from other countries. With very minimal language, very minimal educational experience, no schooling, So we try to find ways to actually make sure that we're also holding them in a way that they're actually have the support that they need to be able to be successful. His school has always had students who needed help getting food or enough food, but things got worse when the pandemic hit. Families had to figure out how we're going to supplement this food that used that we usedto get at the school. It's it's kinda is difficult, exactly. Ah, fathom to think that we take something simple things like like lunch and meals and breakfast for granted, because it's it's expected. It's there. And once we've removed and you give him something else, different avenues, Actually, Tina lt's thinks it's kind of difficult and target our job. I think to find ways to toe mend that and connect families to these three services. This summer, Vaca worked at a food distribution center at another school in the area. But families from his school couldn't make it usually because they lacked transportation or were quarantined. So he got creative and what I would do is I would go check in the morning at that school and make sure that everything was going well and what I would do that would bring food back because I knew that there's families would be Needing this food and I would have. How's it at my my sights and parents know that they could come and pick it up or I would drop off on my way back to my school? Still, that wasn't enough. A vodka and a staff of global family got even more hands on teachers would buy groceries for struggling families and do wellness checks. Eventually, vodka arranged a food drive at his school twice a month. He says. More than 100. Families show up each time. They're very thankful. They always think us and they always wanna wants the next one. And because fellas leave with a lot of bags like it's not just here's two apples Here's to. No, it's There's a lot of food and I think they're very grateful. I think it's sometimes isn't words Don't don't express what they're feeling. I just 1000 face that. They're thank you says a million words and I just feel like it's stick followings right Vodka says the drives are a chance to check in with students and their families. That's where he learns how they're adapting to distance learning amid the pandemic. It's tough because you have these students were having to take these rolls right of the roles of making sure that they can't Mom and dad has to be quarantined. And now you have a kind of to fend for yourself. So it's it's one of those situationally. They're very grateful, very grateful. We provide them but it it's not consistent. Right. Well, it's not. We're not there every single day without we're not sure we're not there with them. 24 hours a day and we could provide one need, but we could try toe help him overcome one obstacle, But there's still so many more. Despite the challenges, vodka remains optimistic. The food drives continue as do the check ins. He says. He learned a lot in the early days of the pandemic and has adapted to this new normal. We needed. Just continue working and making the drive striving, Tio what we're doing in regards clothing, the Snowden security gaps and making sure they're At least some of their basic needs are met to the capacity that we could provide. So that's one less thing. They have to worry about that Swan vodka principal at Global Family Elementary School in Oakland, California.
Red Flag Warning: Bay Area firefighters, residents prepare for fire danger amid heat wave, high winds
"Red flag fire warnings in effect for the North and East Bay through Monday evening. The reason gusty offshore winds and low humidity. Offshore winds, combined with strengthening high pressure expected the result in hot and dry conditions across the entire bay Area today and Monday. Widespread high temps in the nineties to around 100 around the forecast both days except seventies and eighties closer to the Pacific Ocean. A heat advisory in effect
Switzerland firmly rejects end of free movement with EU
"Deciding whether to abandon their agreement with the European Union on the free Movement of People. The referendum was called by the right wing Swiss People's Party, which says it would allow Switzerland to control its borders. Imagine folks reports Switzerland decided against joining the U years ago, but it has a complex set of treaties with Brussels. Free trade and free movement are interdependent. And one treaty and the other ends to supporters of ending free movement point to the big rise in Switzerland's population. Those who back free movement say losing access to the free trade area would be devastating for Switzerland's economy Mania
Far-right group Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon
"Hundreds of members of the right wing group. The proud boys rallied in Portland, Oregon, to show support for President Trump Saturday. The event attracted fewer participants than the group had expected and authorities and feared The governor of Oregon had declared a state of emergency. She was concerned about trouble between that group and demonstrators protest Ng for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. No serious violence was
Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation
"Lebanon's prime minister designate, has resigned less than a month after his appointment is at home See reports from Beirut He's stepping down amid a deadlock over forming a new government in the small, crisis ridden country. Prime minister designate most of a deep attempts to form an independent cabinet drew the ire of political parties and Hezbollah. They demanded the finance Ministry be assigned to a Shiite candidate of their choice. Deep been endorsed by a majority of political parties, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron. Cronus pressured Lebanon to form a government quickly in order to unlock international aid required to bail the country out of a severe economic crisis. Deep was designated in the wake of a massive explosion in Beirut sport. That explosion caused by almost 3000 times of ammonium nitrate cause popular anger and Lebanon after it was revealed many of Lebanon's politicians knew about the unsafely stored material for years. And did nothing.
Alphabet settles shareholder lawsuit over alleged mishandling of sexual misconduct
"Learning. Alphabet. Google's parent company has settled a Siri's of shareholder lawsuits over its handling of sexual harassment claims under the settlement filed yesterday in California Superior Court Alphabet agreed to commit $310 million to corporate diversity efforts over the next decade, Employees will no longer have to settle disputes with alphabet using private arbitration. And the Mountain View based company also agreed to limit confidentiality agreements during sexual harassment and discrimination cases. The lawsuits were in response to reports that three top Google executives quietly left the company admitted misconduct allegations
The Supreme Court Fight
"President. Trump will reportedly nominate Amy Cockney Barrett, a favorite of social conservatives to be the new Supreme Court justice. The president's decision to be officially revealed at the White House later today. Has been confirmed to the BBC's US partners, CBS News and other U S media. She would replace the Progressive Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday. Nomination will set off a bitter Senate fight to get her confirmed as November's White House election looms. Our correspondent in California is David Willis. I asked him about Amy Cockney Barris Bad is a devout Catholic. The mother of seven and assuming her nomination is confirmed by the U. S Senate, she will be the youngest justice on the Supreme Court bench. At the age of 48 was seen as a front runner to succeed Ruth Beta Ginsburg, but she is nonetheless the ideological opposite. Of the woman that she is expected to replace. Miss Ginsberg was the leader of the liberal wing of the court and unequivocally pro choice. Of course, Ms. Barrett has called abortion in moral and since being appointed to the Court of Appeals by President Trump. 2017. She has twice ruled in favor of restricting access to abortion. Hence, liberals see her appointment is a potential threat to row versus Wade. That's the landmark 1973 ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide here. A lot of Republicans are very happy. Yes, Republicans on deed. The president's political advisors hope that this election will energize his conservative political base. Evangelicals, religious conservatives In particular Democrats. For their part, I think there may be hoping that this could inspire liberal voters to take to the polls in defense of amongst other things, Roe vs Wade in the past week. In fact, they pull several polls. Have shown that most Americans, including many Republicans, believe that the next Supreme Court justice should be selected by whoever wins the presidential election here in November, and not by Donald Trump. Before then, on that subject, though, there has been some speculation. Hasn't there that if the result of the November elections is disputed legally, that possibly this new lineup of judges could intervene on the president signed. Well, that's absolutely right. Bear in mind that last other justices have been improved in presidential election years. None has been voted on. After July And four years ago, Senate Republicans refused to even consider then President Obama's nomination on precisely those grounds that should be left to whoever Was chosen as the next president, but as well as key issues such as abortion and immigration, universal health care, the US Supreme Court could, as you say, be called upon. To adjudicate the outcome off this forthcoming presidential election. Should the result be disputed, as they're now seems every chance that it will be President. Trump has repeatedly claimed, of course, that the Democrats that trying to steal the election he seems Poised to challenge any result. Really, that doesn't declare him the winner, and this week he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, and that's why And he's made this quite plain. He wants toe rush his nominee through the Senate by Election Day. How large in the psyche of American voters do you think the lineup of the Supreme Court is The Supreme Court is important, whether or not it actually masses a great deal to the average voter is another matter. I mean, they shape large parts. Off life here and, of course, they are appointed for life and its therefore significant that Amy Cockney Barents confirmation would shift The center of gravity on the Supreme Court considerably to the right, giving conservatives six off the nine seats, possibly for many decades, and the replacement of a liberal icon move played against the with an outspoken conservative like Amy. Tony Barrett has been called the sharpest ideological swing in nearly three decades as Faras, the highest court in the land is concerned, so the potential implications of this are significant. How much They actually count as Faras Day to day living. His concern of Americans here I think is another matter. The
Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol
"At the Supreme Court on Friday, late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman And first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. Anita, why hasn't a woman ever help this honor before? That's a great question? You know, they've been doing this tradition since 18 52. And it hasn't been as many people as you might think. It's been about 35. So a lot of presidents, you know other other people, but mostly are obviously this is always for someone who serves in the government. Four civilians have also been honored, but it's not called lying in state. So Congress decides who does this, and, you know, obviously many elected officials in this country until more recently were men. Well, Devlin before the capital Justice Ginsburg lay in repose of the Supreme Court. Can you describe this remembrance was like and who came to pay their respects? Well, pretty much the entire city came to respect it. And it was. It was an interesting Mix because it began as sort of a spontaneous, Ah, demonstration of support remembrance that the very night of her death outside the Supreme Court. And then obviously it morphed into the official pageantry of remembrance. And, you know, I think I think the video that is probably going to be most lasting from that is People chanting against the president when he showed up, you know, I think it says something about the state of our politics right now, that even in you know, a memorial setting That the political anger is so great that people are going to essentially boo the president public. On DH That just tells you what the stakes are of that. You know, her death is obviously sad, and obviously a moment in history. But it's also another. You know another front in this political battle that were that were following Fernando what he tells about Justice Ginsburg's funeral plans and and where shall ultimately be laid to rest? Um, she will be laid to rest on Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Marty Ginsburg than in section that is reserved for Former members of the Supreme Court. And today, the Friday will be the on Ly Day that she will be lying in state in the U. S Capitol and the need a set of historic moment is the first woman first person was Jewish Delight in state. Let's remember that Rosa Parks laid in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, but that was 2005. And that is the distinction between laying and honor. And Ling and stay on. Only four people have leant in honor of the Capitol Rotunda. That's Reverend Billy Graham. And to our police, Capitol police officers were shot dead in AA. A shooting in the Capitol in 1998 on then Rosa Parks in 2005. But yes, this will be a very ah, you know? Speaker Pelosi has given the honor to Ah birthday there. Ginsberg to be a two capital dalliances state. Apparently there are some interesting absences, Asari. That way. We know maybe Mitch McConnell and and other members of the Republican leadership not showing up to this event. Well, there's a
Trump Administration Moves To Expand Development In Alaska's Tongass National Forest
"Elected President Trump has rolled back or weakened more than 100 environmental regulations today, he added, yet another his administration moved to open up the nation's largest national forest for development on the new vase has the latest Judy, the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, has been called America's Amazon. It's one of the world's largest temperate rainforest absorbing carbon dioxide emitted by the United States. Which is why the plan to roll back protections is worrying environmentalists and climate scientists. Coral Davenport has been following the story for the New York Times and she joins me now, coral welcome back to the news hour. Let's just start with what exactly it is that the Trump administration is proposing changing what would the rollbacks entail? So the Trump Administration proposed has been working on this rule change for a couple of years. What's about to happen is that in the next 30 days, it's going to become final. What they're doing is lifting a Clinton era protection. It's called the roadless rule. It was a national national law that banned logging and road construction in most of the nation's forests. The Trump Administration is lifting the roadless rule in seven million acres of the 16 million acre Tongass National Forest. So that is a huge amount of Pretty much pristine wilderness, including about 160,000 acres of virgin old growth forest that would now be open to logging construction road development. The
Coronavirus: Two million deaths 'very likely' even with vaccine, WHO warns
"A grim milestone nearly a million deaths from the Corona virus, But the World Health Organization is warning governments not to bet on a vaccine alone and the pandemic. Here's NPR's Margot Door. W Ater notes that even once an effective vaccine is available, it will be many months before it is widely distributed around the globe. In the meantime, the W. H O is urging countries to recommit to using proven strategies to stem transmission of the virus. That includes widespread testing, contact, tracing, mask wearing and physical distancing. Dr. Michael Ryan is head of the emergencies program, he says, unless the world continues to use these tools against the pandemic. The death toll could reach two million before vaccine is readily available not only imaginable, but unfortunately and, sadly, very likely. Maria
Louisville preparing for another night of protests after Breonna Taylor decision
"Of Louisville is bracing for another night of protests after Kentucky's attorney general said he would not charge three officers in the death of Briana Taylor. She is the black woman shot and killed by police in her apartment in March. The decision not to charge the officers involved drove demonstrators into the streets around the country. But it's Louisville. That is the center of this story. And that is where NPR's Adrian Florido is now. Hey there, Adrian. I'm a really describe to us what you are seeing. What you're hearing is you're out and about reporting on the streets there in Louisville. So, so far today, things have been calm. That was not the case. Last night, however, the streets of downtown Louisville were really tense as police worked to enforce and nine PM curfew and disperse crowds or furious Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement just before curfew, two officers were shot. Their injuries were non my threatening and the suspect was arrested. But this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer pleaded for peace. We never had control over what attorney General of the grand jury would do. We do have control over what happens next in our city, So I'm asking everyone to reject violence and join me and committing Ourselves to the work of reform for justice and for equity and do that now. And Adrian. How our people out on the streets protesting. How are they hearing that? How are they responding to that? I think that there is a lot of skepticism that meaningful change that the mayor is calling for if they participate will actually happen, You know, people here in Louisville protested for 120 days. Demanding that the three police officers who participated in the raid on Briana Taylor's apartment be charged with her murder. Instead. What they got was a grand jury and the state attorney general deciding to charge just one of those officers not for Taylor's death, but because the bullets that this officer fired into her apartment, entered the apartment next door and endangered the lives of Taylor's neighbors. This morning, I spoke to a man named Marcus Reed. He runs a barbecue joint near where Taylor was killed wasn't what he said. If it was may 20 years, But you know, this is police and he's not my skin color. They Just a slap on the wrist. They keep doing it. He told me that his friends and family are deeply resentful of the decision not to charge and that he would not be surprised if tensions on the streets actually actually grow worse after this, Yeah, well, I was going to ask where where my things go because people out protesting many of them had some pretty specific goals in mind. They weren't just angry. They wanted all of the involved officers to be fired and charged with murder. Which, as of yesterday seems to be off the table. So so where do things go now? Rights of the local investigation into Taylor's killing is complete. There will be no more charges Theater New general has said that but the police Department is continuing an internal investigation on whether the officers followed department protocols on the night of the raid. There's also an ongoing federal investigation. The FBI is looking into whether police violated Briana Taylor's civil rights and they're looking at How they obtained that warrant raid Taylor's apartment to look for drugs drugs that they did not find, And aside from that Kentucky's governor Andy this year, he is calling on the attorney general to release the evidence from his investigation against the officers. Here's what the governor said just a little while ago. I know the attorney general talks about the truth, and I talk about the truth. I think we ought to let the people of Kentucky see all of that evaluate and come to the truth. I believe that it is fully appropriate to do at this point in time, Put it all on line. The attorney general has said that he won't do that for now, because of the charges brought yesterday against the one former officer Onda also that pending FBI investigation so briefly, Adrian, you're watching for more protests there in Louisville tonight. There will be more protests. You know, The police say that they're going to continue to enforce the curfew, which is still in effect. Police say that they will do the same thing they did yesterday. They have today arrested more than 100 protesters yesterday. I should also say Marie Louise that we're expecting to hear from Briana Taylor's family tomorrow. NPR's Adrian Florido reporting from Louisville tonight. Thanks, Adrien.
Trump's visit to Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court met with boos
"Lost on the steps of the U. S. Supreme Court this morning is President Trump encounter chance like vote him out from some Mourners nearby. He and first lady Melania Trump visited the site to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Both wore masks instead, silently as they look down against Berg's flag draped casket. We have
The EU says Lukashenko is not the legitimate Belarus president
"Been abruptly sworn into a disputed sixth term in office. The Belarussian opposition says this summer's election results were fraudulent. Reuters news agency reports that the European Union has declared Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus and his hasty inauguration violates the will of the people. South Korea's says that a missing
70 stranded whales rescued in Australia after hundreds die
"Officials in Australia say they have been able to save 88 pilot whales that have been stranded on beaches on the island of Tasmania. Nearly 400 other whales have died. Officials don't know what caused a couple of pods of the pilot whales to swim to the beach, but about 500 whales were stranded this week.
US election: Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power
"Continues to bash the use of mailed in ballots. He was questioned by reporters on Wednesday. He refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. If he loses November's election. You have to see what happens, you know that I've been complaining very strongly about The ballots and the balance. Sir. Disaster. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was stunned at Trump's comment being facetious. I said, What country are we in? Look, I He says, the most irrational things I I don't want to say before the 2016 election, Trump also refused to commit to honoring election results if he lost to Hillary Clinton. The late Justice
Breonna Taylor: Two officers shot during Louisville protests
"Officers have been shot amid protests over the Kentucky grand jury decision. It's unclear whether the incidents are related. The officers are hospitalized in stable condition. Riot police, National Guard troops and militarized vehicles had already been deployed in Louisville. In case of violence, The city has imposed a 72 hour nightly curfew, which began two hours ago.
Senate committee revisits the need for federal data privacy legislation
"The news. I'm terrorist Siler As U. S senators consider federal data privacy legislation again. They took testimony from Attorney general in California, home to the most comprehensive law in the nation. Rachel Myrow, senior editor of these Silicon Valley desk has more aged heavier. But Sarah has become something of an expert in data privacy as his office is the primary enforcer of the California Consumer Privacy Act. Speaking before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Wednesday, he said today as we battle a pandemic that has moved so much of life online companies know more about us our Children our habits than ever before That data is today's gold. And as with gold, there's been a rush to mine use and sell our personal information. Americans need robust tools that allow them to understand who has their data. What was collected if it can be the leader and how they can opt out of downstream selling. There are a couple of bills at play in D. C. The one from Republicans would preempt state laws. Democrats want to give states like California the freedom to innovate. I'm Rachel Myrow kick you in the news.
No officers charged directly for the killing of Breonna Taylor
"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher says the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Bronek Taylor will not derail reforms being considered for that city's police department. One officer was charged with wanton endangerment for shooting into a neighbor's apartment while serving a warrant on Taylor's home owner Klibanoff with member station W F P L has more. Fisher acknowledges that today's announcement was not what many were hoping to hear, but says the case is far from over. There's an ongoing federal probe and a police department review to see if internal policies were violated. But it's clear that their policies and procedures that must be changed. Because Briana Taylor's still should be alive. Louisville has agreed to several policing reforms as part of a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family protesters have demanded the mayor fire the two officers who were not charged in the case. Fisher said decisions about those officers would have to wait until the internal investigation was complete for NPR news. I'm Eleanor
"kqed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On KQED newsroom California records its first death from the corona virus and governor Gavin Newsom declares a state of emergency to contain its spread plus health care workers on the frontline of treating coronavirus patients how protected and prepared are they to fight the illness also Joe Biden won big on super Tuesday but Bernie Sanders is projected to win the most delegates in California we'll take a look at the race and other key local and statewide contests good evening and welcome to KQED newsroom I'm Priya David Clemens we begin tonight with a look at the corona virus outbreaks in California and the U. S. this week governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to obtain federal aid to contain the spread of the respiratory illness and mayor London breed announced two novel coronavirus cases in San Francisco also an elderly resident plaster county died from the virus the first such death in the state the man who died had returned from a cruise to Mexico when he started experiencing symptoms there are now at least sixty confirmed cases of coronavirus in California second only to Washington state where at least fourteen people have died joining me now is KQED science reporter Leslie the clerk Leslie thank you for being with me today let's start with this cruise ship the man who died had just been on a cruise that went to Mexico came back disembarked all the passengers and then picked up another twenty five hundred passengers went on to Hawaii on the way back passenger started complaining of flu like symptoms things that seem similar to cope at nineteen so the ship is now off shore and people are being tested on board tell me about that testing and also about the risk to those who weren't showing symptoms yes parajumpers came in yesterday and help public officials lower off the helicopter in land ownership and I saw videos of that and it was interesting to see a ship that was completely empty of next to the pool so all of those people are in their state rooms right now until we have more information about the test results they're getting you know room service and and staying inside watching television hopefully and staying away from each other and so until we have more test results we won't know how many people were infected hopefully like you said that person was on a previous voyage not on this voyage but it's there's a chance that people on this voyage could have been infected because people who are on the previous voyage that went to Mexico some of those are on this voice of sixty people who are on their way to Mexico are now went to Hawaii and came back to the ship it's likely that there's some contamination we won't know until those test results come back and how many tasks are being performed so last night the grand prince or the princess cruises which is the a parent company of the grand princess said that forty five people were tested and those people were chosen because they demonstrate a flu like symptoms they were coughing or sneezing or there were people around them who it were in close contact that could have been exposed princess cruise line this is the same cruise line that had a ship that was off the coast of Japan with a lot of cases we had more than seven hundred passengers and crew members who tested positive within three thousand within three thousand a large number of six have died from that number is there something particular about this cruise line or could this have happened on with any ship company this kind of happen on any ship really so you this disease is transmitted vis vis a close contact most of the people who are getting sick or inside a house with someone else who is sick so it's transmitted via coughs and sneezes maybe touching the same surfaces think about a cruise ship like a big house with a bunch of passengers who are in the same buffet line they're sitting next to each other on the pool they're touching the same handrails eccentric and so a cruise ship is kind of like a Petri dish for a virus to really go viral amongst the passengers and potentially in fact a lot of people so this could have happened on any large vessel okay governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for California and that gives us access to more resources in federal funding it also helps to curb price gouging you know during the press conference he held up this bottle of hand sanitizer and said it was going for seventeen dollars which seems outrageous one of the things that really was of no to me in that press conference about the state of emergency is that the term goes all the way through September which seems to indicate a long term response absolutely we can be in this for for quite awhile so typically a.
"kqed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And the listeners of KQED a couple of months ago the government blacklisted Chinese companies that use surveillance technology to target Muslim Uighur explicitly mandate we are analytics saying we're going to set up a security camera system and is to be able to detect whether people are wearing sunglasses household they are whether they are we I results surveillance sanctions next time on market place market place just one chance to hear it today that's at four o'clock this afternoon because it's Friday so that means will have the California report magazine the full half hour show that comes your way at four thirty six thirty and eleven PM each Friday I'm as housing is sitting in for semi autos this morning good morning we have traffic coming up and also the California report that's coming up soon it's KQED public radio's morning edition from NPR news on David green that I'm Stephen skip the farming economy had a terrible two thousand nineteen many small farmers face rising debts and gut wrenching decisions of whether to close businesses they've on for generations Stacey panic Smith reports for NPR's the indicator from planet money two thousand nineteen was a hard year for farmers small farms have been hit incredibly hard by a combination of the trade war with China extreme weather and increasingly competitive and global industry the government has stepped in with subsidies for some farmers but in spite of that the debt level of American farmers is at an all time high and the number of farmers who are delinquent on their loans is on the rise Alanis Emile's isn't economics correspondent for time magazine short story recently about what's happening to the world economy and farming right now think about the two thousand people tell me that was kind of the golden age of modern farming in that commodity prices are going up it was kind of this boom time and then in two thousand thirteen they basically ended commodity prices went down two big reasons one farms are getting a lot more efficient every year you can produce a lot more on the same land and a lot more farms entered the kind of global market place yeah I mean and you talk about the the debt level for farmers yeah so right now it's an all time high which is it's I think that four hundred sixteen billion dollars it was up really high in a eighties a lot of people lost their farms we're not seeing prices go up so how are they going to pay that debt off in her story I wanna visited a particularly hard hit area in Wisconsin a town called Fremont where she met with the Richmond family I called merry Rickman to ask her about her farm we have a small dairy farm my husband is a fourth generation on this farm I've been on here sixty years I imagine you've seen all kinds of cycles the price of milk was up and down hello what's the price right now right now it's eighteen something and for a hundred pounds melt enough to make a profit now maybe for the great big farmers but not for the small farmers and it only keeps on adding often adding up and it's just like all my gosh is part of this like that some of the trade war stuff for yeah it is in other countries is used to buy so now they're not buying it no they're not so prices have gone down the tool we're just gonna keep on struggling and struggling on tells there is nothing left to struggle for anymore because this is our home how do you kind of get through moments like this well if they have been just great wherever you can make a penny and me in a little bit I mean now we we don't do a Christmas gifts or anything for last three years what we do on non Christmas Eve there's we all get together as a family just visit and have a lunch together yeah well that's as much as what we can do time magazine's Lana Samuels says the decline of small farms like the Rickman's is killing rural communities as businesses close and tax revenues decline and Alanis as perhaps more seriously the.
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"This is KQED this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm ari Shapiro and I'm Audie Cornish president trump's new national security adviser warns that China is coming for your personal information Robert o'brien says if you think Facebook and Google no lot about you it could be worse that's the reason he says he's trying to convince key allies to stay away from the Chinese telecom company Huawei here to talk about this warning is NPR's a White House correspondent Franco during is welcome back thank you all right meeting a dark picture here can you be specific about the danger he's talking about yeah well where is this Chinese tech company that has close ties to the Chinese communist government they make cell phones but they also build these highly specialized equipment for five G. networks their marketing their goods to the world but Robert o'brien is questioning why some allies would even consider allowing while weigh in at all I spoke to a Brian on the sidelines of the Reagan national defense forum in California he warns that it will open up back door for the Chinese government to access their most sensitive data to every medical record every social media post every email every financial transaction of every citizen in the country with cloud computing and an artificial intelligence can be sucked up out of Wall way into mass of servers in China given the stakes here is this avoidable well the trump administration has taken steps to block while way in other companies with ties to the Chinese government from U. S. systems the concern is about countries that accept walk away as a partner o'brien says that the United States is going to be very wary of sharing intelligence with countries that use walk away and yet it's been difficult to persuade allies to do the same how come well frankly because it's so cheap western companies like Nokia and Ericsson and Qualcomm they simply can't offer the same prices and still turn a profit now I should say that Australia New Zealand Japan they agreed to block walk away but other countries other allies like Canada and Britain said they're open to allowing the company to build some of their networks in kind of less sensitive areas again o'brien says they're taking a great rest these are very serious questions are being asked it's great to get a discount it's great to get something for free but at the end of the day there really isn't yeah it really isn't free there's no free lunch he says allies need to think about the long term consequences how is president trump talking about this with those allies trump talk to leaders last week when he was in London for the NATO summit he talked about this but he also downplayed the chances that he would be able to convince everybody well I'm not working very hard on that but I do think it's a security risk.
"kqed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Listeners of KQED it's going to be sunny and hot again today specially Ellen triple digits there the heat advisory in effect and a spare the air alert in effect as well good morning this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Lucasian of RO it's been less than a week has the country moved on from the testimony of special counsel Robert Muller Philip Mudd was the deputy director of the CIA's counterterrorist center and the FBI's national security branch and met daily with Mister Miller in that position he's got a new book out this week it's called the black site the C. I. A. in the post nine eleven world and we'll talk about that as well good morning good morning thanks for having me as someone who's been quite critical of the president hasn't admired Mr Miller and he's warm very often of the rush of threat you've also said that the Democrats need to move on and forget about impeachment and focus on the issues such as healthcare on why if you look at some of the characteristics I think that would define a successful process for impeachment and you compare that to what we saw with director mall he had more resources he had more access to things like documents emails he had more access to the technical capability the F. B. I. and he had more time remember that was two and a half years he spent coming to conclusions that didn't lead us too far down the path the Democrats come at this from a partisan approach he was nonpartisan with less time fewer people less technical capability it's hard for me to see how in the next fifteen months you can resolve this in a way that leaves us in the summer of twenty twenty looking back saying that was really good for America I mean we have a Senate report of election interferences has literally all fifty states were targeted on that very same day the Senate Republicans block an electoral security bill if we move on from the central message to Mister mother was trying to impart the we were and are indeed still being attacked by Russia someone who's worked in intelligence is not a problem yes but we're talking about two different issues were to one is an issue where we're going after people for lying during the investigative process the other is an issue that was lost mostly during the hearings last week that we should focus on that you just discussed which is how we think about Russia if we spend a little less time on the impeachment process that won't succeed and maybe more time talking about how we help states defend themselves and how we talk to the American people about how they look at Facebook messages next year during the campaign I think would be better off I know that you feel particular admiration closeness to director Miller he appointed you did your job at the FBI right yeah he did so how do you feel about how he was treated at the hearings and how he chose to handle boy I I feel disappointed if you look at this in context the man who serve both Democrats and Republicans remember he was re nominated for FBI director by a democratic president president Obama man who served honorably in in Vietnam a Princeton graduate who decided to to go overseas to war not a lot of people like that that time and you look at some of the attacks he took from from Republicans and some of the way he was used by Democrats I I looked at the man I served and I know people who are listening don't know he was an honorable great man I mean I'm fifty seven and I still have a hero and that's Robert Muller I just don't think he was treated very well during the hearing and by the way afterward when people talked about his performance I let's turn to the book it's called black site and it's really a kind of oral history of the post nine eleven see I in particular was known internally as the program which was the use of black sites in interrogation still very controversial quite you wanna write this book well first I like words my mom was a teacher and she taught the family to love words but but in terms of the subject matter you go back in time and you realize the immediacy of what we live through I still remember it almost every day for years I thought we were losing the battle against al Qaeda and I thought if I didn't talk to my friends who will never speak and and tell their story try to have people even if they don't like what we did have people's a stand in our shoes but the story the immediacy would be lost so I wanted to use the words that my mom taught me and talk about a a program at a time and an American history that might be lost if I didn't write it those backsides Windisch insights were deemed illegal were vilified and it seemed to many Americans that there was sort of a collective passing of the book when it came to these kinds of decisions you talk to people who worked in the block sites what don't we understand about the people who made those decisions I don't think we had any good decisions I think it's okay for Americans to judges harshly but it's not okay for them to judge without stepping back in time and try to understand why we made those decisions it's hard for people to acknowledge all these people I spoke with their most of whom are my friends what do you like the program and not the people who participated created it I'm not gonna pass the Buck I was there I lost my career over that program they live next door to you they're like you and me and they're faced with choices at a time when we thought we would face a second wave that might lead to thousands of deaths deaths in a time where we thought we don't have many options and we should say we're talking about sleep deprivation water boarding and what has been referred to as enhanced interrogation but is torture it was a dark period in the history of the CIA and some could argue that it opened the door for the tactic to be used again as president trump has suggested I don't think that's true I think that would despite what the president has said I think and I don't apologize for what we did all those years ago but Americans learned a lot it's learned that some some people in this country including members of Congress don't like what we did it's given people across this country a chance to reflect on what we did but that reflection I think requires people also to step back to the spring of two thousand two when we got our first presenter and say am I sure am I sure before I critique the CIA that I know what it was like and I wanted to give him a chance to have that opportunity when you look back yourself at that time would you do anything differently if we really did get in and we never will I don't think anybody in a leadership position at C. I. whatever to accept a presidential order to reopen a black site if there there's a few things one would change the White House for example restricted in member the members of Congress we could speak with I think that was a mistake and I think future CIA leaders would push back on that and say this is so momentous more members need to know about it but by and large you know I on September twelfth two thousand one you have said there will be another catastrophic attack there wasn't and this might have been one of the reasons why Philip Mudd is a C. N. N. counterterrorism analyst and the author of black site the CIA in a post nine eleven world thank you very much for coming in thanks for having me.
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"Doing what they love on KQED NPR with your news headlines now at five thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly congressional negotiators have reached a two year budget agreement with president trump and P. R. Susan Davis says the spending plan tops one point three trillion dollars it'll raise the debt limit the nation's borrowing authority until the end of July of twenty twenty one well past the twenty twenty elections it also said spending levels for defense and domestic programs for the next two years with the goal of preventing anymore government shutdowns during that time house passage is expected this week followed by the Senate next week retired US Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery Stevens died last week at age ninety nine following a stroke NPR's winter Johnston has more family friends and dignitaries gathered in the great hall of the Supreme Court on Monday to pay their final respects justice Elena Kagan who replaced Stevens in two thousand ten took part in a brief ceremony honoring his life and legacy he thought that no person however high and mighty was above the law and he insisted that the law and the legal system treat every person however weak or defenseless with dignity and with fairness in his thirty five years on the bench Stevens became one of the high court's leading liberals wins our Johnston NPR news Washington this is NPR news from Washington it's morning edition on KQED I'm Brian white fifty years ago today the USS Hornet was nine hundred miles southwest of Hawaii preparing to recover the Apollo eleven astronauts upon their return to earth today the aircraft carrier is docked in Alameda and is open to the public as a museum we sent science reporter Daniel vent in there to learn about the day when we welcomed our first moon walkers home eleven at this point in our in June nineteen sixty nine John McLaughlin was a swimmer a navy frogmen one of the precursors to the seals he never expected it would be his specialty to pluck astronauts out of the ocean who just landed back on earth somebody just said you know you're going to do it it was the job of the we took it very seriously and it was fun the USS Hornet made the Apollo eleven recovery but the assignment was kind of a fluke it was just in the right place at the right time the only aircraft carrier that was either going to Vietnam were being replenished repaired was horrified to just come back story and Bob fish is the expert on the Apollo eleven recovery he says the Hornet crew had just gotten home after a six month tour when they were told to go get the astronauts home some crew members were tired but soon they realize their ship was about to be the center of attention Paulson around is changed please contact your going to land on the moon in the presence gonna be here yeah they had about a month and a half to prepare for the mission astronaut recovery is a high stakes affair with an intricate choreography following the incredibly risky lunar landing and take off everyone wanted to make sure the Apollo astronauts had a picture perfect finish they practiced again and again and again it was tedious it was dangerous they had to repeat everything over and over and over the horn to twenty six simulated recovery exercises before they actually cover the parliament the swimmers McLaughlin included had to jump out of helicopters and swim to mock up command module the first winner would attach an anchor another would jump out swim up and attach an inflatable rims that the astronauts would step out onto in there was a separate Schwimmer on Apollo eleven that brought the the contamination suits and income to wash them down and to make sure no no insurance got around after getting sprayed down in bleach the astronauts would climb into a net shaped like a chair to be hoisted into the helicopter hovering overhead the simulations didn't always go as planned they could be downright dangerous we jumped in and we jumped into probably thirty to fifty sharks they were I mean the water was just kind of boiling so we just swam like hell and account of our lucky stars but the morning of the real recovery was shark free McLaughlin and the rest of the recovery team started off for the expected splashed on site about an hour before sunrise at report stage craft right on target point remember we saw the fireball is the command all Jewish reentering arctic report error bars one has visual contact yeah that was that was very exciting we thought we were ready but you see on that more that that got the heart beat going a little faster a few minutes.
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"Around the bay expect more upper eighties to low nineties inland this is KQED FM this is fresh air I'm Terry gross breakthroughs in heart medicine including surgical procedures devices and medications have changed how various forms of heart disease are treated and enabled many people to live longer lives we're going to hear about some of those new developments from Haidar verite author of the new book state of the heart exploring the history science and future of cardiac disease we're also going to talk about cholesterol and blood pressure for H. previously joined us to talk about his book modern death how medicine changed the end of life he's a cardiologists too began his medical training in Pakistan where he's from and continued his training in cardiology at Harvard Medical School and Duke University in September he joins the faculty of Brigham and women's hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Boston vis a doctor harder variety welcome back to fresh air you write that during the time that you were a medical student you saw so many changes in heart medicine and technology tell us about one that you think is most significant survivors of of when I was a medical resident up at the Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center in Boston this is around the time when a new device had just started to be used in clinical practice that I had really never heard about before and this is a device called a left ventricular assist device and really what it is is it is a mechanical pump that can be sown directly right into the patient's heart and basically takes over the pumping function of of the heart and I know when this program started there is a specific role of in the hospital in the wards where these patients would be taken care of and at least initially residents were not even allowed to take care of these patients so that they had this aura this this mystery to them but the interesting thing about this therapy is that it it it fundamentally changes so many other things what we consider to be an out of key fundamental principles of being a human being so you know these patients who had these mechanical pumps and they didn't have a pulse if you'll perform CPR on them it could actually do more harm than good and these patients were basically dependent on their batteries for their life so this was such a dramatic departure from really any type of other medical intervention that I'd ever even heard about which it which is you know part of the reason why actually pursued this and now actually specialize in taking care of these patients yes and you described this device which is at an elevated which stands for left ventricular assist device how you describe it as representing the dawn of a new era in human life the union of man and machine because you're totally on the machine I mean every second of the day but really the idea of like no pulse I can't it's a car for me to conceive of that I mean it's hard as a physician I mean checking someone's pulse is part of the you know the one of those are your Esther and oldest rituals in medicine when you come up to someone you shake their hands and your examine them and almost always start by checking the polls and the rest and the other thing that happens in these patients is that if you put a stethoscope to their chest usually you'll hear the you know the caliber of the heart kind of you know running away as it has been since you know we were in our mother's womb but you don't really here the heart sounds all you hear is this mechanical pump and a whirring away pushing blood to every part of the body it it really is a surreal experience the first time and you experience a patient with an L. bad as a physician and I can't even imagine what it must be like to have one why don't you have a pulse when your blood is being pumped by the L. that device so the reason we have a pulse is because the heart beats rhythmically in a beat by beat and with every beat it sends a pulsation through the body that can be felt as the polls but the vat the motor is just continues so there is some because it's continuous there's no pulsation to be felt in most not pumping it's a continuous flow is a continuous flow isn't another strange thing about this device and again I found this really hard to imagine you write about a patient whose device was still pumping blood even though the patient had died so you know that they're really a a great therapy I've I've seen them really transform some patients lives I allowed a lot of patience to you know live parts of their life that they may never have been able to being able to attend grandchildren's graduations apartments was or do really really important things that they would not have been able to work on for the device but it but it does in some ways represent a turning point and what it means to be human you know I I I think you'll you'll you look at TV and you know everyone is talking about this distant future in which will be trans human but if you're a cardiologists like me and you take care of these patients with bad you know the trans humanism has arrived and it affects us and specially for these patients were dependent on these machines it's it's central part of their life but not just your life but also at the end of their life so one of the things that allowed to make a bit hard is that you know the deal that separates the heart from the rest of the body because the the of the rest of your body still mortal while the L. that in some ways has removed that feature from your heart because it'll keep pumping as long as it has power and has a battery life so when patients do in fact pass away it may be that their L. that is still functioning and it has to be it has to be turned off which is again something that is so foreign to really anything else that I had ever done but it is a really important part of taking care of these patients a lot of patients who get L. bads they they get it and if those things will stay in them until they pass away there's another breakthrough in heart medicine that happen while you were a medical student in fact you witnessed it I'm thinking of aortic valve surgery you observe the first time a trance catheter aortic valve was placed in a patient in a minimally invasive procedure so like what was tell tell tell us about this procedure so so one of the things that is a disease that's fairly common is called your external assisted the the arctic valve is the last day door that the blood has to leave before it leaves the heart and enters the rest of the body starting with the order of it is the big greatest vessel in your in your body over time this valve can sometimes get they can and it can basically because an obstruction of blood flow basically raising the pressure that is that is needed for blood to leave the heart and then it can be a fatal diagnosis and initially in before like nineteen fifties we really didn't have any treatment for it but then the serve revolution in cardiac surgery meant that now people who had aortic stenosis especially if it was severe it could be repaired with surgery but then starting in Europe physicians and researchers started to think about you know how can we do this better how can we help patients with aortic stenosis without having to necessarily cut their chest open you can replace the arctic valve without doing surgery through small catheters that are inserted through your leg or other blood vessel and its transformed the treatment of the arctic valves surgery and I was a researcher in up in Boston when one of the first few of these devices were ever implanted at the United States and I and I don't think anyone could have ever imagined at that point just how revolutionary this treatment might be in fact the most famous tower patient is actually Mick Jagger he just had his he had in a severe aortic stenosis and he under vent tower Sir travel this type of procedure and within days of this he shared this video and put her in which he was back at you know doing his act dancing and in fact he was back during a concert just a few days ago and this was unimaginable on imaginable I would say even you know in a few years ago that we would be able to transform treatment in a way that no one could have really imagine and these for the this is what's really one of the really interesting things about hard diseases that even though it doesn't get as much attention as so many other diseases the the advances that we have seen and the advances that you keep seeing in this area are just extremely fascinating and to me represents the pinnacle one of the pinnacles of human achievement there are several heart procedures now that used to be much more difficult and risky and now they're minimally there like minimal invasive procedures but by pass surgery I hasn't really come very far in the past decade or so I mean doctor still have to cut the chest open and saw through the the breast bone and but the heart and the heart lung machine I mean it still seems like such a really difficult procedure for the patient I mean it is a difficult procedure it it has gotten better over time and of but but again I in in one of the patients that I spoke to who had had by pass surgery I mean he described to me what it felt like when he woke up and it was it it I guess I mean the amount of pain that he had for the for even that you know adequate pain control it's still not enough it is a it is a it is still a it is a big deal and we haven't really seen we've seen incremental progress in bypass surgery that has helped you know improve outcomes but you haven't seen dramatic you know a dramatic shift in how the procedures performed what we have seen is now a lot more patients who may have gotten bypass surgery a few decades ago now they get coronary stents which are really minimally invasive and at least for many cases have provide patients outcomes as good if not at times better better than bypass surgery well I want to talk with you about stands a little later right now we have to.
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"Granted fifty and dont work and by the listeners and members of KQED public radio eighty eight point five FM this is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep good morning the American rapper a sap rocky turned himself into Swedish authorities almost three weeks ago he remains in custody and is being investigated for alleged aggravated assault following a fight his case has commanded the attention of Kanye west and Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian and now the president of the United States who were all encouraging his release president trump confirmed over the weekend that he spoken with Sweden's prime minister and that he would personally vouch for the rapper's bail Rolling Stone writer Charles homes been covering the stories in New York the morning good morning I done okay what are the facts of the assault so far as they're known so on this all started the altercation on June thirtieth TMZ on July first released a video they didn't look good a man that looked like a sap rocky look like he had thrown a man but the next day a sap rocky went to his Instagram any posted two videos that showed more of the story in one of the captions it read so a few drug addicts are not my fans we don't know these guys and we didn't want trouble they followed us or four blocks and they were slapping girls **** who passed in throughout the video you could see rocky is security guard and his friends trying to defuse the situation and trying to say can you please turn around we don't want any problems things like that and it was not a great video to watch just to see kind of the predicament that rocky was and okay so yeah reminder that different angles of the same scene can seem to provide different truths but one of the Swedish authorities saying they presumably have access to all the videos and other evidence and they they want the man in custody yeah so far the Swedish police officers everybody investigating it really hadn't said much about the case they're still investigating it actually on Friday prosecutors had asked for an extension for the pre trial the tension in to investigate further what had actually happened throughout this whole process okay so it's a pre trial detention here which normally you would have an opportunity at payless you're considered a flight risk that's the way would be in the United States I'm sure it's not too different in in in in Sweden what is his circumstance what is what are you trying to do and where where is he being held right now I can't speak to too much of it but right now what we know is that they lost the petition that when I checked this morning had over six hundred thousand signings for it his team and multiple celebrities Justin Bieber Kim Kardashian Kanye all of these people are really fighting for and and one of the interesting things that another rapper by the name of Jesus easy said was that he actually had run into problems in Sweden and he went to Twitter to point out that he was treated differently are for those who don't know G. easy is a white rapper so he was saying that basically on Twitter that this is a problem because the way he was treated when he was arrested was a little bit different just to understand the seriousness of this alleged assault was anyone seriously hurt from right now what I know now I don't think anybody is seriously hurt from everything that I've read in the research that I've done okay Mister Holmes thanks for the update I really appreciate it yeah thank you Charles homes is a staff writer for Rolling Stone he's giving us an update on the wrapper a sap rocky who turned himself into Swedish authorities but now has a has a supporter in the president of the United States it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Rachel Martin stay tuned to keep you waiting for the California report from the San Francisco and Los Angeles in a few moments bay area traffic.
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"And the listeners of KQED this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon president trump hasn't seemed to settle on what he thinks about the chance of send her back that erupted his rally in North Carolina this week the crowd's response to the racist which he directed at for minority members of Congress president retreated from an earlier claim that he was unhappy with the chant calling the crowd quote incredible patriots and heroes run elven joins us from thanks for being with us good to be with his god what what we learned from all the back and forth the president has had on his own position that the president wants to have it both ways Scott he wants to tap this anger and resentment wants to feed it and nurture it and use it to drive turnout among his core voters in twenty twenty but at the same time he also heard the distress and discomfort last week after that North Carolina rally it looked kind of ugly in prime time and many of his own allies got worried so he dialed it back for a day said he wasn't responsible for the champ and then as you say he was back at it again siding with those who had taken up the check there's a bit wrong on whether the president's continuous racist remarks are part of a calculated political strategy what do you think in the broad sense yes it's very much a part of a strategy responding to widespread fears that immigrants and people of color are becoming something other than minorities in America that they're rather redefining America so it is not hard to exploit this particular sense of anxiety and at the same time that tension over tactics is also very real there's a clear and present danger of going too far especially this early in the long campaign how do you explain how and why so many Republicans have declined to criticize the president for March all politicians reflexively think first of their own reelection and right now in the Republican Party that means staying on the right side of the president less the White House help someone challenge you and a primary or just withhold its help in the general election and at the same time again there were some who did speak up some who were in positions themselves let us say with respect to their own campaigns where they needed something less raw in its appeal to fear and nativism meanwhile the there's a real crisis on the president's hands in the countries with Iran's isn't with Iran isn't there yes we shall see how much of a crisis this began like so many others seem to with a tweet the the president announcing the United States had destroyed an Iranian drone mid week at first it seems like it might be kind of a distraction in the midst of other news but there's more going on here of the Iranians are obviously being strangled by some of the sanctions of the United States and other countries have put on them and they have detained two tankers in the strait of Hormuz releasing one but holding a second one hostage it's a British flagged vessel so that could engage not only the United Kingdom but also its NATO allies including the United States Robert Miller has close up before Congress next week Democrats have been practicing their questions probably the Republicans too what do you expect at this point I'd expect there to be some degree of disappointment quite frankly and quite possibly on both sides the Democrats want Muller to boldly go where he's never gone before contradicting the summary of his investigation that we got last spring from Attorney General William Barr while also laying out the full extent of Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election and the links some had to some trump associates and then describing the president's resistance to the probe itself in terms that could be called obstruction of justice Republicans for their part are going to try to discredit motor and the rationale for investigating all of this in the first place there will be aggressive efforts on both sides but in the end neither side is likely to be satisfied with the results scout NPR's Ron Elving senior Washington correspondent thanks so much thank you Scott another change U. S. immigration policy the trump administration is issued a new role that migrants must seek protection and at least one of the countries that travel through before asking for asylum at the US Mexico border as Texas public radio's we're not only on yours junior reports from the way of a raid on Mexico the constantly changing policies are creating confusion and fear for migrants already in dangerous situations a group of women are sitting on a white wooden bands at got so then we get on the I'm not chatting and eating fruit on a blistering hot summer day one of the women mark there later than its way less oppressive regime the day after she arrived in level letter though she was robbed.
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"On KQED on day Freiman good morning it's five thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly the White House says the U. S. is removing Turkey from its F. thirty five jet program the decision was announced after akhara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system NPR's lamb L. ari and says Turkey is calling on the trump administration to reconsider Turkey's foreign ministry says this move is unfair and quotes a mistake that would open irreparable wounds and strategic relations a Pentagon official said moving supply chain from Turkey would cost between five hundred and six hundred million dollars in engineering costs and it would also cause Turkey to lose jobs and future economic opportunities the US here's a deepening relationship between Turkey and Russia the White House says the F. thirty five cannot coexist with the Russian intelligence collection platform that could be used to obtain secret information about its advanced capabilities liminality and and news today's deadly fire at an animation studio in Kyoto Japan is being called a suspected arson police say as many as thirty people are presumed dead one person is under arrest the brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert venue in Manchester England is facing twenty two counts of murder HM Abedi appeared in court today in London where he pleaded not guilty Betty's brother Selmon blew himself up at the conclusion of a pop concert at the Manchester arena two years ago this is NPR news from Washington the centers for disease control and prevention says it supports the decision by the World Health Organization to declare Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak in international health emergency NPR's the fed be a quick start and says a bowl has killed more than sixteen hundred people in Congo over the past year the latest aboard outbreak began in early August Congolese health minister doctor or any longer says one he accepts the WHL expense decision to declared a public health emergency medics have been working hard in Congo for the past year trying to stop a bullet spreading the minister said Corning a W. H. O. emergency could however galvanize more global attention in cash donations the Associated Press also quitting room that's saying he hopes the decision coming now was not under pressure from unnamed groups as a way to raise funds for certain humanitarian actors in eastern Congo is a board lesser long mind in a divisive armed conflict health workers all facing deep mistrust and resistance plus some violence and death often the equis Stockton and Piane use chip maker qual com is being fined roughly two hundred seventy one million dollars by the European union's anti trust chief the California based company is accused of abusing its market dominance through predatory pricing to drive a competitor out of the market Qualcomm says it does plan to appeal I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington on KQED at five thirty three coming up on morning edition who's taking out the garbage in Rome in Rome Italy piles of garbage throughout the city are testing the patience of residents and tourists it's so bad that doctors are now warning of increased health hazards the story coming up and our statewide coverage on the California report at five fifty one AM years ago California credit system for tracking sexual harassment complaints against government workers creating a gap in the state's ability to monitor misconduct it is unbelievable to me is saying that when you consolidate state government the one thing that falls off the table is a tracking of sexual harassment in housing you can hear that story and other news from around the state next time on the California report five fifty one AM six fifty one AM eight fifty one more of the same today for the bay area yes clouds some patchy fog some clearing on most of the sunshine in the inland areas again today and a little cooler from the sixties to the.
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"Dot com NPR with your news update on KQED now at five thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly a federal judge in New York is permanently blocking the trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the twenty twenty U. S. census still as NPR's Hansi low long reports the census bureau is sampling public reaction to the question around a quarter million households have been randomly selected to complete twenty nineteen senses test forms with a citizenship question some senses advocates are worried the testing will confuse the public the census bureau had said that it will continue testing public reaction through mid August even after was confirmed that the question will not appear on twenty twenty census forms last week president trump said his administration is relying on government records instead of the question citizenship information based on those records could be used by state officials to draw voting districts in a way that a GOP strategist concluded with politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people until long NPR news New York house resolution condemning president trump's recent Twitter comments as racist was passed largely along party lines two hundred forty to one eighty seven NPR's ten Max as a handful of Republicans supported it about a dozen house Republicans spoke out against the president but only for Republicans ultimately joined with Democrats to support this measure the president insists his comments were not racist when he urge for minority freshman democratic lawmakers to go back to where they came from this is NPR news the trump administration is imposing sanctions on Myanmar's top military leaders for their roles in the mass killings of Muslim or hanga NPR's Michael Sullivan reports in a statement secretary of state Mike Pompeii said the four including the military's commander in chief are responsible for gross human rights violations and says Washington has barred the four men and their immediate families from entering the U. S. it's the strongest action the U. S. is taken against Myanmar in response to the mass killings of Muslim minority row and go to date Pompeii said the US remains concerned Myanmar's government has taken no action to hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations and abuses two years ago attacks by Myanmar's military and Buddhist mobs forced more than seven hundred thousand Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh Michael Solomon NPR news Seoul the World Health Organization is considering whether to label Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak as a global threat as Lisa schline reports the virus has killed nearly seventeen hundred people in Congo the conflict raging and D. R. C.'s north cable in the Tory provinces is happening international efforts to contain the deadly virus the spread of the disease to Goma a city of two million people has triggered this latest meeting I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington good morning live in San Francisco I'm Dave Freeman thanks for listening to KQ we day ahead on morning edition and just a few minutes president trump's weekend tweets aimed at for non white lawmakers were widely views it viewed as racist but some trump supporters don't see it that way coming up in just a couple of moments more on the controversy from trump voters and the state of Montana and later today at eleven here now returns.
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"Three dot a I and the listeners of KQED good morning about housing go work on a Sunday this is weekend edition from NPR news under the car scene of RO in Syria al Qaeda linked militants and other fighters are cornered in the country's northwest Syrian forces and the Russian allies are attacking them in in the province with air strikes and ground assaults the Syrian observatory for human rights says hundreds of civilians have been killed in the country since the beginning of may meanwhile some of the millions who fled the brutal civil war are starting to return home what is the country that they're returning to though and what is its future Mar what a what is the spokeswoman for the United Nations world food program in Syria and she joins us now from Damascus welcome to the program thank you for having me earlier this year president Bashar al Assad cold on refugees living abroad to come home what are they finding when they get back well the Syria crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian and protection crises of our times and the majority of the country has been destroyed and so people are returning to rubble very often being forced to live in areas that are really at sub human conditions I've we were in the car and we were driving through this decimated neighborhoods in now and it is our city and I just saw this man in the distance sitting in the middle of the street on a couch and we stopped to talk to him and he said look these are my belongings and he pointed to the leftover furnishings of his home and he said I'm just guarding my stuff and I'm waiting for someone to come and help me rebuild my home so the needs are extremely high and it's not just the emergency need people need to realize that the Syrians were returning they need help to rebuild their homes and to rebuild their lives and to be able to send their children to school schools need to be rebuilt basic services need to be reinstated it's going to be a long time before people can start to have a normal life again that of course takes a great deal of money and presumably international support considering the complexities of the Syrian conflict it seems unlikely that that will happen anytime soon we do realize that there is a team with the story of Syria but it's important that we continue to get support as the humanitarian community W. piece providing food rations to three point five million people every month in the country but we need donors to also support what we call livelihoods programs and this is basically enabling people who return to find a job to help them to re integrate themselves into the the work force so a lot of work needs to be done you're coming to the end of your assignment you've been living in Syria for three years so I'm wondering what are your reflections on this experience one of the lessons you're taking away it's quite sad to see so much potential lost one woman that I met in rural Damascus told me that you had to put her youngest daughter into a an orphanage simply because she did not have money to provide for her so it's not all depressing I've met with people who are extremely resilient especially in in the northeast a woman who is looking for plastic scraps in one other damage streets and she told me you know I'm I'm trying to find the best ways to shelter my children because they've moved back to their home and and you know half of the walls had fallen out so people are trying to rebuild their lives and it's just important that we keep reminding people in Syria that they will always have someone to support them and help them to go back to the way life was for them the for this conflict began eight and a half years ago that's more what a wad of the United Nations world food program she spoke to us via Skype thank you very much thank you.
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"Chair and by the listeners of KQED it's five twenty one it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Rachel Martin after a long effort to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty census the trump administration says it's done trying speaking at the White House yesterday president trump blamed his opponents on the left I'm proud to be a citizen you're proud to be a citizen the only people who are not proud to be citizens of the ones who are fighting us all the way about the word citizen so even though the president has stopped fighting to try to get the question on the census he is now trying to get the information a different way in Paris Hansi low Wong is with us now Hansi you what you gonna do what's the administration going to do to try to get the citizenship information president trump says the administration is going to do what the census bureau recommended it to do to begin with which is if they wanted to have more detail citizenship data that to use in bit ministry of records or existing government records from various federal agencies including the social security ministration department homeland security at that data would be more accurate and collecting suffer for responses to a citizenship question so let's back up why did the trump administration give up on this in the first place getting the question on the census president trump and Attorney General William Barr said that the ministration was really crunched for time that to add a question at this point about citizenship now that the printing of the census forms has already started without that question that would really derail the senses there would be no time to make that happen without harming this constitutionally had Casterly remanded head count from happening on time and so this executive order that president trump has issued tries to make sure that Mr to records existing government records are ready to go but it's unclear what impact that might have the again the bureau has already been directed by the restoration to compile these records but it does give some vitality that there will be citizenship information them ministrations wanting to push forward and it opens up the next potential fight here well like what what's that what's the purpose of the fight the contracts there are two main fights that are that is likely to take place now that there might be citizenship information when the census is done numbers from the population counts to determine how many congressional seats each state gets but there is this ongoing lawsuit by the state of Alabama which is challenging this long standing practice of dividing of congressional seats to involve every person living in the country that's based on the Fourteenth Amendment which calls for the whole number of persons in each state to be counted but Alabama is arguing that rational see should be divided up based on the number of just U. S. citizens and green card holders and the justice department has been defending the census bureau including unauthorized immigrants in those numbers but yesterday at US Attorney General William Barr said something that really raises questions about what the ministry since position is on this issue going forward let's listen to what he said there is a current dispute over whether illegal aliens can be included for apportionment purposes meeting on the resolution of that dispute this data may be relevant to those considerations we will be studying this issue it's important to point out that other groups have intervened in this case in case the truck ministration does want to defend the census bureau we'll see what the truck negotiation does next week when a court filing is due uhhuh so that's one battle you said they were too the next one is about citizenship for information information how that could be used at the state and local level for trying new voting districts president trump said this could be used to draw voting districts just based on citizens old enough to vote a strategist has said that could benefit Republicans and we'll see if that happens all right NPR's Hansi low long force on this latest development with the twenty twenty census thanks so much on the you're welcome it is Friday when we hear from story core and today we have an example of a saying that you have two families the one you're born with the one you're fine Carinthia isam was just a child winner.
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"Kqed at kqed public radio it's now 23 minutes past eight it's morning edition on kqed i'm brian watt san francisco police officers have been wearing body cameras for over a year now in the city's police commission is trying to change some of the rules for how officers use those cameras the police commission met last night the topic was front and center kqeds alex emslie his followed the sfp dis use of body cameras and the long debate around the rules he was there last night he joins us this morning alex what rules did the commission vote off they were considering a few you could call him small tweaks but are targeted brought by the city's police chief william scott who said that issues had arisen mrs with officers use of the mute button when they shouldn't so they're recording video but they're not recording audio it's about who gets the c videos of critical incidence say officerinvolved shootings before homicide inspectors have interviewed a an officer who is involved in safeguarding and i think most strikingly it it just had an underscore that officers who failed to turn their cameras on when they're supposed you will be disciplined so what prompted the police commission to examine these particular issues while there there's been a few highprofile incidents relieved shootings fatal shootings where officers were wearing these cameras but they work turned honor they were turned on just after the shooting and captured a little bit of the incident but again no audio and not the entire thing the most recent was awesome early december the fatal shooting of kiet day o'neill in the baby you district that's a disturbing video it does capture thirty seconds of the shooting but no audio so you can't year with the officers are talking about and that's because the camera wasn't activated during a vehicle pursuit which is required by this policy so this would make people wonder why the cameras aren't always on a lot of police departments have these cameras i'm not aware of any one that that runs them for an entire officer shift there's datastorage issues with.