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NPR News: 09-14-2021 9PM ET
"This message comes from. Npr sponsor code for america who believes government can and should work well for everyone. Code for america works with governments and communities to build digital tools and services to meet today's challenges and push for a better tomorrow learn more at code for america dot org live from npr news in washington. I'm jack speer. President biden was promoting his climate agenda with a trip to colorado today including outlining the costs of continued inactivity appears asthma holidays traveling with the president and follow this report from air force one. The president repeated his concerns that climate change is a code red situation. He pointed out that in the last few weeks his seen destruction firsthand from extreme weather in louisiana new york and california part of a pattern of extreme weather events that have been linked to global warming. Here's the good news. Something that is caused by humans can be solved by humans. The president's remarks came after a tour of the national renewable energy laboratory in colorado action on climate. Change is a key part of the budget. Reconciliation bill in congress democrats have yet to agree on what that bill should include and how much money it should be as mahala npr news solder. Gamble is pledging to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions in less than twenty years cincinnati. Public radio's to lean almond dada says moore proctor and gamble is one of the biggest commercial goods companies in the world. Though ohio-based company says it plans to make changes at every level of operations from its supply chain manufacturing to raw materials it already cut absolute emissions by more than half over the last ten years through energy efficiency and renewable electricity efforts to make a difference. This decade p. and g. says by twenty thirty it helps to reduce emissions across operations by another fifty percents and reduce greenhouse gases generated through its supply chain by forty percents for npr news. I'm julie dot is in cincinnati disturbing portrait of the final weeks of the trump presidency by journalists. Bob woodward and robert. Kosta the washington post today. Reporting on the first excerpts of the book entitled peril including a section where chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark millions reported to of twice called his counterpart in china to assure him the. Us had no intention of launching an attack or suddenly going to war amid concerns about trump's mental state senior defense department official confirmed the account. Some republicans have called for millie to step down government. Relief payments had millions of americans out of poverty last year. That's according to new data and laura walmsley as more last year the rumour than thirty seven million people living in poverty in the united states the official poverty rate went up last year by one percentage point after five straight years of declines but by a different measure taking into account government benefits and emergency covert relief payments. The sheriff people in poverty actually dropped last year by two point. Six percentage points the takeaway says the bureau is that the social safety net prevented millions of people from falling into poverty. Data also showed that nearly nine percent of americans didn't have health insurance at any point last year laurel wamsley. Npr news washington day on wall street. The dow dropped two hundred ninety. Two points the nasdaq fell sixty seven points. The s&p was down twenty five points today. This is npr. Notwithstanding the damage to air travel caused by the corona virus pandemic airplane builder. Boeing says it is upbeat about future demand for airplanes boeing announcing today it expects the aerospace market it'd be worth upwards of nine trillion dollars over the next decade that includes planes for airlines and military uses as well as other aerospace products and services accord in china is ruled against a woman in a sexual harassment case that has been seen as a bellwether for china's struggling metoo movement as npr's john roy which explains the court said. The charges did not meet the burden of proof josiah show and launched her case in two thousand eighteen for years after she says she was sexually harassed while interning state broadcaster. Cctv joe has come to personify china's metoo movement the person she accused a male anchor named jujan denied the allegations. He also sued joe for defamation. Complicating her years long legal battle now. According beijing has thrown out or case saying the evidence didn't stack up the ruling was yet another blow for the metoo movement in china. Which has fizzled under pressure and censorship from the authorities last week a court dropped a sexual assault case against a former employee of the e. Commerce company alibaba john rich. Npr news sequoia national park amid a threat to its namesake. giant trees posed by wildfires. Burning nearby is shutting down for the moment. Park officials say two fires were ignited week apparently by lightening of combined now burning in steep and dangerous terrain. Both expires expected move toward the forest park. Spokesperson however says the forest areas not imminently threatened. I'm jack speer. Npr news in washington. This message comes from npr sponsor. Xfinity celebrate historically black colleges and universities with a collection of tv shows movies and more. 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NPR News: 08-05-2021 1AM ET
"Support for this. Npr podcast and the following message come from betterment of full service 401k provider help attract and retain talent by helping your employees save for retirement and more no business is too small to get started learn more at betterment dot com slash. 401k live from npr news. I'm shay stevens. The white house just pushing state and local governments to speed up emergency rental assistance. Now that the cdc has issued a new limited moratorium on evictions. Npr's laura walmsley reports president biden says. He's not certain whether the new cdc order will survive potential legal challenges but he's hoping it will by people on the brink of addiction. Some breathing room. The time because litigated will probably give some additional time while we're getting forty five billion dollars out to people who are in fact behind in renton don't have. The money does billions are the federal housing aid to states which so far has been moving slowly. Part of the problem is that state and local governments have had to set up their own programs to disburse the funds. The cdc's new sixty day order only applies to counties with substantial or high transmission of covert nineteen. Right now that includes most of the country laurel wamsley npr news. Virginia couple who illegally entered the us capital on january. Sixth has been sentenced to probation and home confinement jessica and joshua bustle argue that their punishment should be no stiffer than those sentenced before them. More from npr's ryan lucas. The bustles spent about twenty minutes in the us. Capital on january sixth and did not engage in violence or property destruction. The pleaded guilty to win. Misdemeanor count picketing parading or demonstrate on capitol grounds at their sentencing. Hearing the bustles acknowledged. They had broken the law announcing his sentence. Judge thomas hogan said the capitol. Right was a threat to democracy but that the bustles case was unique since they showed up at the capitol from a nearby anti vaccine demonstration ultimately hogan spared the bustles jail time instead. He sentenced him to two years of probation forty hours of community service and a period of home confinement ryan lucas. Npr news washington new york state. Assembly members are preparing impeachment proceedings against governor andrew. Cuomo in case he continues to resist calls for his resignation. The move follows an independent investigation concluding that komo's sexually harassed at least eleven women. Several prosecutors are seeking information from the pro for consideration of possible criminal. Charges fumbled denies any wrongdoing in a women's olympic soccer. The united states takes on australia in the bronze-medal match on thursday from tokyo. Npr's russell lewis reports that the us team had higher hopes the us the top ranked team in the reigning women's world cup champion. But it's the second olympics in a row the us women's soccer team has faltered at the two thousand sixteen rio de janeiro games the. Us didn't meddle after losing in the quarterfinals. Now the us has playing for the bronze after losing to canada one. Nothing in the semi's the us is without it's starting goalkeeper. Listen nair who was injured in that game adriana. Franch will take place against australia. These two teams met in group play earlier in the tournament in ended in a scoreless draw. Russell lewis in tokyo. This is npr news us. Customs and border protection is blocking seafood. Imports via tuna fishing boat based in fiji. It's part of an effort to bar goods that are produced as a result of forced labour. Us customs officials say there is evidence that the crew of the fishing vessel is working under slave like conditions attorneys for alway executive among joe say the united states acted in bad faith when it requested her extradition from canada as dan carpenter chuck reports that claim came during the final set of hearings in monks extradition case which began this week before the british columbian supreme court moon's lawyer. Mona docket argued that the us misuse the extradition process called washington's conduct egregious and troublesome the defense team also said the court should grant a stay of proceedings to denounce the us conduct ducats. The us was selective in what it disclosed. Canadian officials in its bid for extradition. His wanted by washington to face allegations. That she misled. Hsbc putting the bank. At risk of violating us sanctions against iran mung wa have denied the allegations among has been free on bail living under a loose form of house arrest since her detention by canadian authorities in december of two thousand eighteen for npr news. I'm dan carpenter chuck in toronto. International chemical weapons watchdog is demanding. The syrian government handover more information on the alleged destruction of chlorine cylinders linked to a twenty deadly attack in the town of duma the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons alleges two cylinders were destroyed in june eighth air strike on a syrian military facility. I'm shay stevens. This is npr news.
NPR News: 08-28-2021 4AM ET
"This message comes from. Npr sponsor code for america who believes government can and should work well for everyone. Code for america works with governments and communities to build digital tools and services to meet today's challenges and push for a better tomorrow learn more at code for america dot org live from npr news. I'm nora raum the. Us apparently has retaliated for the bombing attack. The airport in kabul thursday that killed scores of people including thirteen u s servicemembers a spokesman for the us central command says the us conducted drone strike against an islamic state member in eastern afghanistan killing the target the evacuation of kabul continues state department spokesman. Ned price says the. Us has been able to remove. Most of the afghans would work for the us embassy. The vast majority of our locally employed staff and their immediate family members have been evacuated or are currently on the grounds of the hamid karzai international airport we are actively working to evacuate remaining staff and we have been in direct contact with them. Price also said the us will to provide humanitarian assistance to the afghan people. And we'll make sure that none of the money goes to the taliban. Britain's foreign minister has confirmed to british nationals and the child of a third uk citizen were killed in thursday's bombing villa marks reports for in the so domain rob said. He was deeply saddened to learn that the three individuals had died in the bombing at the edge of kabul airport. He described by deaths as the tragedy and said cowardly terrorists have killed individuals. They sold to help the family members evacuate safely to the uk. The dead were among dozens killed thursday. Britain's royal air force confirmed that a chip. Thomas fourteen thousand people out of afghanistan before the august thirty first deadline for foreign forces to depart rob said the british government will offer concert support the families of the dead and said the attack on the line. The dangers facing those still in the country then. Npr news on the lamont's on the hurricane ida is gaining strength in the warm waters of the gulf of mexico. Npr's debbie elliott reports. It's on a path to strike louisiana tomorrow as a major hurricane. Evacuations are underway in at least five south louisiana parishes and governor john. Bel edwards has activated the state's national guard to respond to what's forecast to be a devastating category for hurricane. Benjamin shot with the national weather service. In new orleans says it will bring wind gusts of up to one hundred and seventy miles per hour. Fifteen foot storm surge and nearly two feet of rain in some areas. This will be life altering storm for those who are prepared and ready to take what i'd is. Go throw at us later this weekend. Parts of louisiana are still recovering from a record. Five tropical landfalls last year. Debbie elliott. npr news ida is expected to make landfall on the exact date when hurricane katrina struck. Sixteen years ago devastating. A large swath of the gulf coast. Katrina was a category three storm while aita is likely to be a category four. This is npr news in california. The lake tahoe visitors authority is urging people not to visit. The air. quality is terrible because of a major wildfire. The kaldor fire has burned more than one hundred forty thousand acres in the sierra nevada. It's now only about twelve percent contained after breaking out on august fourteenth. It's one of nearly ninety large blazes burning in. Us mostly in western states the the administration is urging state and local leaders to give tenants a chance to apply for rental assistance before evicting them. As npr's laura walmsley reports the move follows the supreme court's decision to block continuation of the cdc's temporary addiction. Been in a letter. Cabinet officials call on governors mayors county executives and court administrators to take action to prevent what they call unnecessary evictions among their recommendations are local pauses on evictions and requiring landlords to apply for emergency rental assistance before they file addictions tenant advocates say. The message is a powerful nudge. Too many states and counties addictions are handled at the state and local level twenty. Five billion dollars is available in federal rental assistance but in many places that money has been slow to reach the renters and property owners who are counting on it laurel wamsley. Npr news washington spacex will try again tomorrow to launch a falcon nine rocket and send a dragon capsule to the international space station. The weather didn't cooperate. This morning is to deliver some forty eight hundred pounds of supplies as well as fresh food for the crew. I'm nora raum npr news.
Deaths Climb In Louisiana; Delays In Aid For Small Businesses
"One quick thing before we get started we know. A lot of people are struggling financially so it might not be possible for you to support our work. One good thing about public radio is we will always be here for you but sometimes we have to ask if you can give any amount helps so please if that is you go to. Npr DOT org slash daily to find your local station and support it. That link is in our episode notes to and thanks. It's looking increasingly likely. The getting back to normal will happen in stages in Wuhan China where this outbreak I started. Authorities have lifted the stay at home order eighty seven days after the first person died from covet. Nineteen even still people's movements are restricted here in the US. We are in the middle of the outbreak. The first stage of normal is still some time away. What might it look like? We say getting back to normal. We mean something very different from what we're going through right now. 'cause right now. We are in a very intense mitigation. Dr Anthony Fauci said this week. A slow return to normal might be possible as we develop ways to treat symptoms and when we eventually have a vaccine if if back to normal means acting like there never was a corona virus problem. I I don't think that's going to happen until we do. Have a situation where you can completely protect the population coming up the economic cost of getting back to normal too soon and a report from Louisiana. Where black people appeared to be dying at higher rates than others? This is your daily from NPR. I'm Kelly mcevers. It's Tuesday April seventh. So if you run a small business you might have spent the weekend filling out an application for the paycheck protection program. That is a three hundred and fifty billion dollar pool of money created by the economic relief package for small businesses with less than five hundred employees. The money was given to banks which are then supposed to loan it to businesses. And if those businesses spend the money on things like payroll than their loan forgivable starting last Friday business owners could apply for those loans. So how's it going well until Greg Honeycutt told? Npr's Daniel Kurtz Laban that he has almost entirely shut down his construction business in Houston. Yeah we have multiple jobs that are on hold right now and and they will stay on. Hold until I feel comfortable that it's safe to go back to work and HONEYCUTT started looking into a paycheck protection loan from his bank. Wells Fargo. Last Friday. The day the program started he followed up and he followed up and today on Tuesday. They told him they were still not taking applications. Pretty there's also been reports of the government's application website crashing and the terms and criteria for who qualify where confusing to banks and to borrowers. You know it's a little concerning. Obviously you know we paid. I paid my guys two weeks. That was two weeks ago. I paid them for two weeks this week. They haven't been paid I. I can't it's going to be difficult keeping people without some kind of relief since we really are not working not making any money so at the White House. This week the PAYCHECK Protection Program. That gotten off to a confusing. Start for small showing. The president was asked about the programs launch. I wish you'd ask the question differently. Wasn't you say it's gotten off to a tremendous start but there are some little glitches? Which by the way have been worked at? It will be so much nicer if you do that. Other officials are urging businesses to keep trying over the phone and online as they work out the problems. Also on Tuesday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he had reached an agreement with Democratic and Republican leaders. To put another two hundred fifty billion dollars into the program so this paycheck protection program for many businesses will help pay people who are not working. That's because the economic cost of sending them back to work too. Early could actually be worse in the long-term Derek Thompson senior editor at the Atlantic explained. Why in an article called the four rules of pandemic economics and he talked to here now. Host Tonya Moseley. Your first rule. Is that the idea of either. Saving the economy or saving lives is a false choice. What do you mean I mean that in the short term when you have a pandemic raging it does no good to allow people to go to restaurants and go to movies and go to concerts? Because they're just going to get extremely sick and have to stay home from work anyway so saving. The economy versus saving lives doesn't make a lot of sense because the economy is made up of living people. So what we should want to do is root out the pandemic itself say. There's many people as possible create a short and sharp recession and then hope that we can quickly put everything back online really quickly. One metaphor that sometimes been used is that this is a little bit like a medically induced coma. The purpose is to solve the problem. The patient is facing by putting them under fixing the problem and then putting them back into consciousness. That's where we're trying to do right now. Okay which brings us to number to pay people a living wage to stop working. What do economists say about whether the US is doing enough to pay people to stop working? This is another rule that just totally flies in the face of historical macroeconomics. Typically you would always want to make sure that everybody who wants to work can work. And they're paid a living wage to do so but in a pandemic that logic is turned on its head. What you want people to do is to social distance so we should pay them living wage to stop working the way the US has done this. Essentially is We've made an agreement to send most households at one time payment of about twelve hundred dollars per adult plus five hundred dollars per child. We've also beefed up unemployment benefits. I think these are both fine ideas but it's important to note that other countries have taken a different stance. Denmark and other northern European nations have essentially said. We're going to pay businesses to maintain their payrolls to avoid the sort of mass layoffs. There were already beginning to see in the US again. Let's get everybody who's employed with with their current employer or boss. Just stay at that company will pay you to do nothing for a few months and then hopefully in the summer we can bring the whole thing back online without having to lose millions maybe even tens of millions of people in the US to unemployment. Yeah you have another rule that really speaks to Businesses and their plight right now. That comes from economists. Justin Wolfer at the University of Michigan. Who told you that you have to build companies a time machine? What does that mean right? So he's not talking about the H. G. Wells contraption. He's talking about a time. Machine made out of money that can move their expenses from the present day to the future and in the US economic rescue package that time machine looks like about three hundred fifty billion dollars in low interest loans. That the government's GonNa give out to small and medium sized businesses and maybe even forgive those loans if those businesses maintain their payrolls. I think it's a good idea. I just think it's probably a little too small and a little too late if we want to pay all the small medium sized businesses in the US enough money to maintain their payrolls. That figures shouldn't be three hundred fifty billion each be closer to six hundred or seven hundred billion. You also say and rule number four. The business of America is now science. Can you explain that we need to get people money? Or they're going to die and we need to get companies cash or they're going to die but if we don't clear the way for healthcare workers to treat the sick if we don't find a way to test and trace illnesses we don't find a way to build antiviral medications or a vaccine if we don't fix the science problem people and companies are going to die anyway. There's no such thing as normal economy until we can contain this virus Derek Thompson senior editor at the Atlantic talking to here and now host Tonya Mosley across the United States. This pandemic is only making an unequal system. More so unless you have a white colored job that lets you work from home. You're probably stuck going to work or you're being laid off and when it comes to the virus itself. African Americans are dying at an alarming rate in Detroit Chicago Milwaukee and in Louisiana where the disease seem to hit with sudden force. Here's Teagan Wendell. End of member station W. W. No in New Orleans just a little over a month ago. Elway James Was Riding High Zulus Mardi Gras morning parade kissing babies and shaking hands. He's the president of the Zulu Social Aid and pleasure club the center of black culture in New Orleans a month later twenty of his club. Brothers have been hospitalized and five are dead. We have not been able to celebrate the live lows about members. The way we have we would have traditionally done jazz. Funerals know second lines. All he can do is console families over the phone encourage them and pray for them. He's not alone Kovic. Nineteen has killed many many black people in Louisiana during a press conference governor John Bel Edwards released data for the first time on the racial breakdown of Corona virus deaths showing that at least seventy percent were of black people so that deserves more attention. And we're going to have to dig into that and see what we can do to slow that trend down in Louisiana. There are many reasons for that trend. Preexisting conditions like high blood pressure diabetes and coronary heart disease disproportionately affect the black community largely because of poverty and lack of access to medical services. Problems that Congressman Edrich. Richmond says are rooted in hundreds of years of systemic racism. No doubt that is GONNA impact African American communities off four communities work in Chicago which has a much smaller black population. Seventy percent of the people who've died of the corona virus so far we're black according to WBZ. Milwaukee is seeing similar trends. Joya career prairie is a doctor who founded the National Birth Equity Collaborative. She says a lot of black people don't even know they're at risk. We're seeing a lot of black men a lot of younger people from you. Sing all the things that didn't that you didn't and some other countries play out in the US because we have not created a social safety net for everyone and in a state like Louisiana where at least eight percent of the people don't have insurance a number that's even higher for minorities. Folks might be reluctant to go to the hospital if they don't think it's that serious congressman Richmond at the end of the day. This is not some academic study. This is a FIFA de issue. Once and for hope that justice to tackle health disparities cost alison pliers with the New Orleans data center which is studying. Cova death rates as we move forward we have to really create a society that cares for everyone even the most vulnerable or else we will have a large portion of our society that susceptible to these kinds of shocks for his part. Elmore James will continue to support his community as they navigate this devastating time. And when it's all over they'll throw a big old second line for the brothers and sisters. They've lost digging wind for member station. W. W. in New Orleans last week. Nadia had a dry cough so she was given a test for. The Corona virus test came back positive which was newsworthy. Because Nadia is a four year old Malayan Tiger at the Bronx Zoo and she is the first known animal in the United States to have the virus for the record. She did not use a test. That could have been used on human. But this story underscores how little we know about this virus and its ability to infect other species the guidance from the CDC is. If you feel sick you should try to avoid contact with pets yours or others. If you're not sick just practice normal good hygiene. Wash your hands after handling animals. Their food or toys Paul Kelly chief veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo set on. Npr's here and now that Nadia is doing better and CDC still says there is no evidence. The virus can spread from pets to people. Npr has more answers to your questions about the virus in animals. There's a link to an article by reporter Laura Walmsley episode notes for more news on the corona virus. You can stay up to date with all of it on your local public radio station and in our daily Corona virus newsletter the new normal sign up at NPR dot org slash newsletters. I'm Kelly mcevers. Thanks for listening. We'll be back with more tomorrow.